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Freezing rain leads to school bus cancellations Freezing rain leads to school bus cancellations
- February 05, 2019

The agency predicts a modest amount snow and sleet will make driving conditions hazardous across northern IL. Increasing clouds Tuesday with light snow developing toward evening. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. A freezing drizzle advisory has been issued by Environment Canada for the Quinte region. (more...)
Russian Federation threatens MISSILE RETALIATION against United States after treaty exit Russian Federation threatens MISSILE RETALIATION against United States after treaty exit
- February 05, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement, which was widely expected. It banned the development, production and use by... The collapse of the INF Treaty has raised fears of a repeat of a Cold War showdown in the 1980s, when the U.S. (more...)
Will initiate appeal against extradition order: Vijay Mallya Will initiate appeal against extradition order: Vijay Mallya
- February 05, 2019

The UK Home Office confirmed on Monday that after considering all matters, the minister had signed Mallya's extradition order on Sunday. The legal team of Vijay Mallya has confirmed that they will file an appeal against the order, nevertheless, there was a genuine feeling of buoyancy among the Indian masses on social media. (more...)
Iran celebrates 40th anniversary of 1978 Islamic revolution Iran celebrates 40th anniversary of 1978 Islamic revolution
- February 05, 2019

Aside from being revealed to the public at the presentation, a Hoveyzeh-type missile has already been successfully tested, flying some 1,200km (745 miles) and accurately hitting a dummy target, the minister said. "If the Europeans, or anyone else, want to conspire to disarm Iran of missiles, we will be forced to make a strategic leap", the guards' deputy commander Brigadier-General Hossein Salami said on state TV on Saturday. (more...)
Jury gets instructions in El Chapo drug trial Jury gets instructions in El Chapo drug trial
- February 05, 2019

He is being tried for 11 trafficking, firearms and money laundering charges and is likely to face life behind bars if convicted. "You can only consider count nine if you find the defendant guilty of one, two, three or four", he said. "Joaquin denies the allegations", El Chapo's lawyer A. Eduardo Balarezo said in a statement Saturday, according to the Times. Guzman, 61, is accused of leading the Sinaloa Cartel, which became one of the most powerful drug trafficking organizations in the ... (more...)
Manhattan Feds Subpoena Trump Inaugural Committee Manhattan Feds Subpoena Trump Inaugural Committee
- February 05, 2019

Federal law prohibits foreign contributions to federal campaigns, political action committees and inaugural funds. "We have just received a subpoena for documents", Kristin Celauro, a spokeswoman with Owen Blicksilver PR, which has long represented Barrack, said in an email. (more...)
Steve Harvey Blasts Super Bowl 53: ‘Worst Game I’ve Ever Been To’ Steve Harvey Blasts Super Bowl 53: ‘Worst Game I’ve Ever Been To’
- February 05, 2019

The early ratings for Super Bowl LIII have the National Football League championship at a 10-year low. Brady moved in for the kill with another drive to set up kicker Stephen Gostkowski who nailed a 41-yarder with 72 seconds remaining to clinch New England's third Super Bowl since 2015. (more...)
'Yellow vests' denounce police violence as tensions run high 'Yellow vests' denounce police violence as tensions run high
- February 05, 2019

A rally of the yellow vest movement is taking place in Paris and has already resulted in clashes between the protesters and the police, while 10 people have been detained, local media reported, citing authorities. As in previous weeks, protesters on Saturday carried French flags and held signs attacking Macron as out of touch or calling for referendums tabled by citizens. (more...)
Happy Chinese New Year! Happy Chinese New Year!
- February 05, 2019

For more than 25 years, the school has put on its annual Lunar New Year exhibition, which celebrates the new year according to the traditional Chinese calendar. And, as many people pointed out, they look very uncomfortable doing so. On Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter, animal rights group PETA has launched a campaign to honor the "playful" animal with the hashtag #PigYearDontEatThem. (more...)
Leopard cub found in baggage at Chennai airport Leopard cub found in baggage at Chennai airport
- February 04, 2019

A veterinary doctor from the Aringar Anna Zoological Park from nearby Vandalur was called in to examine the condition of the leopard cub , belonging to the species Pantheras Pardus. The AFP news agency reports that authorities are investigating whether the suspect is part of an global smuggling ring. He has been detained when he arrived at Indian airport from Thailand. (more...)
Pope Francis in Abu Dhabi, meets UAE Crown Prince Pope Francis in Abu Dhabi, meets UAE Crown Prince
- February 04, 2019

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hailed Pope Francis's ongoing visit to the UAE, describing it as "historic moment for religious freedom". The New York-based watchdog said UAE authorities have targeted critics, political dissidents, and human rights activists with arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances. (more...)
Trump Doesn't Want Son Barron To Play Football Trump Doesn't Want Son Barron To Play Football
- February 04, 2019

Football has faced a backlash - and a decline in youth participation - amid concerns about long term brain damage and physical injury. Others accused the CBS journalist of asking ridiculous questions, attacked Trump critics for going after a child, or praised the president for the concern he showed for his kid. (more...)
Leak of Trump's daily schedule prompts White House fury Leak of Trump's daily schedule prompts White House fury
- February 04, 2019

According to Axios , " Trump has spent around 297 hours in Executive Time" since the midterm elections. While the schedule does not show all of Mr. Trump's meetings, it indicates he has spent about 60 percent of his time in unstructured "executive time". (more...)
Queen Elizabeth to be evacuated if Brexit turns ugly Queen Elizabeth to be evacuated if Brexit turns ugly
- February 04, 2019

Speaking to reporters in Brussels, Mr Coveney said: "The Irish protocol in the Withdrawal Agreement already allows for alternative arrangements or alternative solutions to the backstop and if they're there they can replace the backstop". Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29, but United Kingdom politicians are divided over Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan. (more...)
Maduro rejects global ultimatum to step down, hold elections in Venezuela Maduro rejects global ultimatum to step down, hold elections in Venezuela