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Senate GOP Blocks Bid To Enforce Sanctions On Putin Ally

Senate GOP Blocks Bid To Enforce Sanctions On Putin Ally Before the vote, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin lobbied against re-applying sanctions in a meeting with Senate Republicans and House Democrats, arguing Deripaska's stake in the companies was less than 50 percent. The sanctions ban Americans and companies with U.S. arms - like many global banks - from doing business with those on the United States blacklist. Mnuchin made two trips to Capitol H... [Full Article...]

How 2020 Presidential Hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand Has Fought for Small Businesses

How 2020 Presidential Hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand Has Fought for Small Businesses Asked by host Stephen Colbert why she had made a decision to enter the race to challenge President Trump, Gillibrand portrayed herself as a champion of those not represented in the current political system. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is officially on the campaign trail for president. Dan McNally, formerly the political director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, will work as ... [Full Article...]

Trump speaking at Pentagon

Trump speaking at Pentagon Industry leaders and non-proliferation groups have been awaiting the report, which could call for more spending on new missile defense technologies and changes in US missile defense strategies for Russian Federation and China . The Pentagon warned in a report earlier this week that China's military was "on the verge of fielding some of the most modern weapon systems in the world". [Full Article...]

UK PM makes last-minute plea for votes on Brexit deal

UK PM makes last-minute plea for votes on Brexit deal It is possible that the PM could delay Brexit by seeking an extension to Article 50 if her deal is defeated to allow more time to tinker with the Withdrawal Agreement. If they fail to do so, a general election would be called. Polling suggests that a large majority of Labour members want Mr Corbyn to actively back a so-called People's Vote - but this would prompt a backlash from his pro-Brexit v... [Full Article...]

Georgia man arrested in plot to attack White House

Georgia man arrested in plot to attack White House A member of the Secret Service stands guard outside the White House, Jan. 13, 2019, in Washington. According to U.S. Attorney Byung J. According to the criminal complaint, Mr. He allegedly planned to target other government buildings in Washington D.C., according to the Atlanta Journal Consititution. Taheb told the undercover agent they needed a "base" where they could regroup and where... [Full Article...]

Father of Jayme Closs' accused kidnapper only cares about her family now

Father of Jayme Closs' accused kidnapper only cares about her family now She woke her parents as a vehicle came up the driveway. "I just, my, my, all I can think about is her", says Pullen. Her father, James, went to the front door. His defense attorneys, Charles Glynn and Richard Jones, said they believe Patterson can get a fair trial, but they are not sure where. They also might pursue an insanity-based defense, arguing that Patterson did not understand what he's a... [Full Article...]

Fake Washington Post paper editions being circulated in DC

Fake Washington Post paper editions being circulated in DC According to the (real) Washington Post , this could be the work of the activist group Code Pink , who posted a video to Facebook showing the organization's founder handing out copies of the fake newspaper. "Trickster activist collective" the Yes Men revealed they were the organization behind the prank newspaper later Wednesday following initial confusion on who was behind the paper. [Full Article...]

Canadian's death sentence in China 'horrific', family says

Canadian's death sentence in China 'horrific', family says Hua told reporters at a daily briefing Tuesday that China expresses "our strong dissatisfaction with this". China's foreign ministry has retorted that "the Canadian government should remind its own citizens not to engage in drug smuggling". [Full Article...]

Kremlin mocks notion that Trump could have worked for Russian Federation

Kremlin mocks notion that Trump could have worked for Russian Federation Asked if Russian Federation would consider releasing minutes from President Vladimir Putin's one-on-one talks with Trump, Lavrov said doing so would defy the basic culture of diplomacy and dismissed the possibility. Commenting on the situation in Syria, Lavrov said that Moscow expects the Syrian government to take over territory in the country's east following the planned US military withdrawal. [Full Article...]

Witness Claims El Chapo Paid $100M Bribe to Mexican President

Witness Claims El Chapo Paid $100M Bribe to Mexican President Jesus Zambada, another cartel member, testified in November he paid a multimillion dollar bribe to an aide of current Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in 2005. It was unclear how Cifuentes' testimony, which appeared to implicate Guzman, could be used to defend him, though Lichtman homed in on inconsistencies in Cifuentes' memory. [Full Article...]

American troops killed in Syria explosion, U.S. military says

American troops killed in Syria explosion, U.S. military says Wednesday's attack took place at a restaurant near Manbij's main market. The blast killed four United States soldiers and wounded three others, a USA official said. Manbij, Syria is a USA patrolled city in Syria. Last month, Donald Trump made a surprise announcement that he would withdraw all 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria after concluding that Islamic State had been defeated there. [Full Article...]

Giant rotating ice disc forms in river

Giant rotating ice disc forms in river The body, which has formed on the Presumpscot River in the city of Westbrook, a suburb of Portland in Cumberland County, measures approximately 300ft-wide, according to CBS-affiliate WGME . "There were ducks sitting on it". Mitchell says "the ducks were rotating on this big Lazy Susan". "The aliens have stationed a large rotating disk of ice in the middle of the Presumpscot River in Westbrook... [Full Article...]

Research predicts Theresa May's Brexit bill will suffer biggest government defeat EVER

Research predicts Theresa May's Brexit bill will suffer biggest government defeat EVER The four speakers of the House do not get a vote and so do the four lawmakers who are helping to count the votes later. Mrs May will also speak in the debate and it will last until 1900 GMT. Data compiled by Sky, collating the publicly-declared intentions of Members of Parliament, has predicted that the Prime Minister will lose tonight's vote on her Brexit withdrawal bill by a record-breaking marg... [Full Article...]

European Union leaders plead with United Kingdom to get its act together on Brexit

European Union leaders plead with United Kingdom to get its act together on Brexit Many of the Conservative lawmakers who voted against her Brexit deal on Tuesday would likely rather have her in power during this slow-motion disaster than anyone else. If parliament did vote that it had no confidence in May's government, there is a 14-day grace period in which to pass an act of confidence in a new government. [Full Article...]

Ottawa formally requests clemency for Canadian sentenced to death in China

Ottawa formally requests clemency for Canadian sentenced to death in China Hua's comments add to increasingly strained relations between the two countries since Canada detained Meng on December 1, followed soon after by China's arrest of Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat and Michael Spavor, an entrepreneur, on allegations they were undermining national security. [Full Article...]

Councils forced to hold citizenship ceremonies on Aust Day

Councils forced to hold citizenship ceremonies on Aust Day Changes to those guidelines would mean councils that did not hold a ceremony on 26 January, and another on Citizenship Day (17 September), would be stripped of their powers to confer citizenship, as has already occurred to the Melbourne councils of Darebin and Yarra . [Full Article...]

Brexit vote today: British Parliament expected to vote against May’s deal

Brexit vote today: British Parliament expected to vote against May’s deal May's divided cabinet has until March 29 to convince legislators that the terms of the Brexit deal should be accepted, as the alternative is a so-called "hard Brexit" that would be "catastrophic" for Britain. The UK government has always described a hard border as having any kind of physical infrastructure on land or sea between the UK and Ireland, including electronic checks. [Full Article...]

Clemson wiped out White House fast food smorgasbord, Trump says

Clemson wiped out White House fast food smorgasbord, Trump says As host of the year's college football champions, Trump on Monday made a decision to send out for what he said was food from "all-American companies", including Burger King , Wendy's, and McDonald's , according to the Washington Post . [Full Article...]

Driver shocked to find toddler in auto seat in middle of road

Driver shocked to find toddler in auto seat in middle of road The vehicle the child had been travelling in fails to stop, and continues off down the street as Mock comes to the child's aid. Mr Mock told Inside Edition the girl was "very calm" and "wasn't bruised or bloodied or anything" after falling from the vehicle. [Full Article...]

Turkey to set up Syria 'security zone' : Erdogan

Turkey to set up Syria 'security zone' : Erdogan US-led operations against Isil in Syria have been spearheaded on the ground by the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces. Erdogan has vowed to crush it in the wake of Trump's decision to pull troops out. "We want to make sure that the folks who fought with us to down the (Islamic State group) have security... and also that terrorists acting out of Syria aren't able to attack Turkey", Pomp... [Full Article...]


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