• Trump considering alternative State of the Union
Trump considering alternative State of the Union

Pelosi told Trump Wednesday the House won't approve a resolution allowing him to come until the government reopens. Mr Trump has been in a stand-off with Mrs Pelosi over the funding of a border wall with Mexico. The capitulation comes after Mr Trump suggested this afternoon he give the speech in another location . In a news release, the Ea...

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  • India launches military satellite Microsat-R
India launches military satellite Microsat-R

Finally, at about 103 minutes after the rocket left the earth, the fourth stage - PS4 - began its role as an orbital platform carrying Kalamsat at an altitude of 450 km. "Heartiest congratulations to our space scientists for yet another successful launch of PSLV". ISRO chairman Dr K Sivan said: "We must strive for science-oriented India".

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  • Venezuela backtracks on expulsion of U.S. diplomats
Venezuela backtracks on expulsion of U.S. diplomats

Russia, China, South Africa and Equatorial Guinea also blocked a USA push for a U.N. Security Council statement expressing full support for Venezuela's National Assembly as the country's "only democratically elected institution". Russian Federation has helped Maduro's government with loans and weapons exports. But he saved his sharpest attack for...

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  • 5 dead after shooting spree in Louisiana
5 dead after shooting spree in Louisiana

Their 21-year-old son, Dakota, was being sought by authorities and was wanted on first-degree murder and other charges. Webre said Theriot is driving a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck - gray on top and silver on the bottom - that was reported stolen.

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  • Missing North Carolina boy, 3, found alive, authorities say
Missing North Carolina boy, 3, found alive, authorities say

Divers also assessed nearby ponds, WTVD reported . Casey Hathaway had been playing with two older children in the town of Ernul on Tuesday but didn't come inside with the others, Fox News reported. Hughes says searchers covered 220 acres. "Today, hundreds of professional searchers and volunteers walked through rough terrain around the home t...

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  • No-deal Brexit: France tells firms to look for alternatives to Britain
No-deal Brexit: France tells firms to look for alternatives to Britain

The Irish prime minister has warned that soldiers may return to the border if Brexit goes "very wrong". Despite the challenging timeframe - and the lack of political consensus on Theresa May's withdrawal agreement - Fox claimed there had been "significant progress" in finalising continuity trade agreements created to replicate existing European...

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  • Senate votes down two separate bills to end shutdown, so what's next?
Senate votes down two separate bills to end shutdown, so what's next?

Lawmakers said they expect the CR to pass through both chambers and be signed by Trump sometime Friday. A senior Democratic aide told CNN that lawmakers are indeed talking and attempting to work something out, but rejected the idea of a down payment on a border wall, large or otherwise, citing the fact that the President's proposal to reopen th...

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  • Winter Weather Advisory posted for Tuesday afternoon and night
Winter Weather Advisory posted for Tuesday afternoon and night

Roads stay extremely hazardous through Tuesday evening. The snow will change over to a period of freezing rain later tonight , said an Environment Canada news release. These conditions could make for hard driving conditions and slippery sidewalks. Our overnight low will happen early tonight around 41 degrees.

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  • Sierra Nevada Winter Storm Warning Issued
Sierra Nevada Winter Storm Warning Issued

Originally forecast to bring 18 to 24 inches to Greater Bangor, the storm, as of noon, dropped only 2.7 inches of snow over the area. The heaviest snow is expected from Saturday morning through early Saturday afternoon. The extreme cold follows the storm and moves into the rest of the eastern United States on Monday, according to the weather ...

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  • Chinese authorities say world’s first gene-edited babies were illegal
Chinese authorities say world’s first gene-edited babies were illegal

The investigation team in Guangdong province tasked with looking into He's claims announced on Monday that the Stanford-trained scientist had deliberately avoided supervision, even forging ethical review papers, while organizing and conducting research into human embryo gene-editing for the goal of reproduction that was illegal as well as of "a...

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  • Kirsten Gillibrand enters 2020 presidential race
Kirsten Gillibrand enters 2020 presidential race

The next presidential election is still more than 650 days away, but Gillibrand is entering what will be a chockablock field vying for the right to challenge Trump. Gillibrand announced on Twitter that the committee has already garnered small dollar donations from 50 states. Gillibrand and President Donald Trump traded tweets after Gillibrand...

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  • Pompeo holds talks on North Korea with Tokyo and Seoul
Pompeo holds talks on North Korea with Tokyo and Seoul

Moreover, the announcement regarding the meeting comes at a time when top North Korean negotiator, Kim Yong-chol, visited Washington and met with Trump and other senior USA officials, including Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. Trump tweeted that he had "great meetings" with top North Korean representatives in Washington last week. The meeting...

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  • CNN to Host Town Hall in Iowa With Kamala Harris
CNN to Host Town Hall in Iowa With Kamala Harris

Biden and Mr. Sanders, who ran a stronger-than-expected campaign against Hillary Clinton in the ugly fight for the 2016 nomination. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of MA and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY have started exploratory committees. She said the White House prevented the FBI from investigating critical aspects of the allegations or interviewing...

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  • Israel launches airstrikes against Iranian targets
Israel launches airstrikes against Iranian targets

It provided no details. Around the time of the tweet Monday, Israel announced an attack on Iranian-linked forces in Syria , The Washington Post reported. "We are ready for escalation for us to stop the Iranians from building the Iranian war machine in Syria is so important that we are ready to go to something bigger than that if will be needed...

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  • US names three killed in Syria blast claimed by Islamic State
US names three killed in Syria blast claimed by Islamic State

The U.S. -backed YPG militia that is allied to the fighters holding Manbij last month invited Assad into the area around the town to forestall a potential Turkish assault . The investigation into the attack is ongoing. A suicide attack killed four USA personnel in northern Syria on Wednesday, costing Washington its worst combat losses in the...

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  • Brexit: German leaders urge Britain to remain in EU
Brexit: German leaders urge Britain to remain in EU

The prime minister is in a bind. Corbyn said May's crushing defeat in parliament on Tuesday "has shredded the last vestiges" of her authority. The Prime Minister said on Thursday that it is "impossible" to rule out a no-deal Brexit under the terms of Article 50 and warned that it "not in the Government's power" to do so.

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  • Opposition rally HIGHLIGHTS: BJP's 'achhe din' over, says Mamata Banerjee
Opposition rally HIGHLIGHTS: BJP's 'achhe din' over, says Mamata Banerjee

The rally has been called for a grand alliance of opposition parties. At the Mamata Banerjee's mega rally, political bigwigs from various regional parties including three chief ministers were present. "I extend my support to Mamata Di on this show of unity and hope that we send a powerful message of a united India together", the letter read. ...

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  • Senate Republicans block attempt to keep sanctions on Russian oligarch’s firms
Senate Republicans block attempt to keep sanctions on Russian oligarch’s firms

But just 11 Republicans joined Democrats, leaving them at 57 votes - three shy of the number needed to overcome a filibuster. Ties between associates of Trump and Russian officials have been scrutinized. Now is not the time to roll back sanctions, he said. "Bottom line, Putin's Russian Federation is an adversary, and should be treated as on...

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  • Woman murdered in Australia while on phone to sister
Woman murdered in Australia while on phone to sister

Her father, Saeed Maasarwe, arrived in Melbourne on Thursday to bring her body home. The sister "heard the sound of the phone falling to the ground, she heard some voices and that was it", he said. The father of slain global student Aiia Maasarwe says he is living his "worst dream" having to come to Australia to collect her body. It will be t...

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  • Kim's top diplomat flies to Washington to set up new Trump summit
Kim's top diplomat flies to Washington to set up new Trump summit

But ties between the two Koreas have warmed significantly in recent months under the South's dovish President Moon Jae-in, who has held three summits with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un since taking office in May 2017. In 2018, Washington and Seoul signalled they may proceed to the declaration of an official end to the Korean war without China...

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