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Security experts rejected Jared Kushner's clearance application

Security experts rejected Jared Kushner's clearance application House Democratic investigators launched a probe on Wednesday into the Trump administration's use of security clearances and temporary security clearances, accusing the White House of playing fast and loose with the nation's most guarded secrets. [Full Article...]

Roger Stone Tells Chris Cuomo He's Never Discussed a Pardon with Trump

Roger Stone Tells Chris Cuomo He's Never Discussed a Pardon with Trump Stone, the self-proclaimed " dirty trickster " was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in a raid before dawn Friday at his home in Fort Lauderdale . As Stone recalled in a 2016 interview with PBS' Frontline program, Trump, a brash real estate developer and a registered Republican at the time, offered to help the campaign even though "he emphasized that he was a businessman, that he ... [Full Article...]

How Congress got Trump to climb down, end shutdown -- for now

How Congress got Trump to climb down, end shutdown -- for now First the Senate, then the House swiftly and unanimously approved the deal. Earlier Friday, Trump specified that he would reopen the government for three weeks to give negotiators more time to work out a border security compromise. "I am writing to inform you that the House of Representatives will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the President's State of the Union address in the ... [Full Article...]

US calls to ‘stand with freedom’ in Venezuela as EU gives ultimatum

US calls to ‘stand with freedom’ in Venezuela as EU gives ultimatum However, Jerusalem is said to be stalling on an announcement amid concerns the Maduro regime could respond with measures that could imperil members of the Venezuelan Jewish community. However, that may be about to change after a group of European leaders gave Nicolas Maduro an ultimatum on Saturday. The Trump administration announced it was recognizing the 35-year-old leader of the opposition-co... [Full Article...]

5 people dead in Louisiana shooting: Suspect at large, 'armed and dangerous'

5 people dead in Louisiana shooting: Suspect at large, 'armed and dangerous' Authorities say he is considered armed and risky and was driving a 2004 Dodge pickup, gray and silver in color. Lori Steele, a spokesperson for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office , told HuffPost that the gunman first killed three people in Livingston before heading to the Ascension Parish. [Full Article...]

European Powers Poised to Recognize Venezuela’s Juan Guaido

Both sides attempted dialogue a year ago, but it fell apart as Maduro pushed forward with an early election that Venezuela's most popular opposition leaders were barred from running in. Also on Friday, the US Treasury Department announced it would not be freezing all Venezuelan government assets, but instead ensure that "commercial transactions by the Venezuelan government, including those involvi... [Full Article...]

Soros claims Orwellian China poses global threat

Soros claims Orwellian China poses global threat Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation. He said the "most unsafe scenario" is if "these enemies conspire with, and learn from, each other on how to better oppress their people". "This makes Xi Jinping the most unsafe opponent of those who believe in the concept of open society". Soros also criticized the approach being taken by President Donald Trump , which involved "making concessions to Be... [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump Makes Announcement About Government Shutdown

President Donald Trump Makes Announcement About Government Shutdown The White House is preparing a draft proclamation for President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency along the southern border and has identified more than $7 billion in potential funds for his signature border wall should he go that route, according to internal documents reviewed by CNN . [Full Article...]

Louis officer charged after deadly game with revolver

Louis officer charged after deadly game with revolver Again, nothing happened. On Hendren's second go-round, he allegedly pointed the gun at his fellow officer and squeezed-striking Alix in the chest and killing her. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Friday announced the charge against 29-year-old Nathaniel Hendren in the death of 24-year-old Katlyn Alix . The gun fired and Alix was shot in the chest. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom lawmakers urge Corbyn to back second referendum on Brexit

United Kingdom lawmakers urge Corbyn to back second referendum on Brexit The Jan. 29 proceedings are not a rerun of a debate earlier this month, after which parliament hugely rejected May's deal. It is created to give Mrs May additional negotiating clout by indicating to Brussels that this step might be enough to win parliamentary support for the Withdrawal Agreement reached last November. [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump Lawyer Cohen Ordered To Testify In Senate

Ex-Trump Lawyer Cohen Ordered To Testify In Senate CNN reported in August past year that NY prosecutors had threatened Mr. Cohen with charges that would have implicated his wife - a reason, the report said , for his cooperation with authorities. Although his only evidence was the anecdotal account of Cohen, a confessed liar and convicted felon, Blumenthal floated the idea of taking Trump to court on CNN's "The Situation Room" with Wolf Blitz... [Full Article...]

Rescuers find body of two-year-old boy who fell down 330ft well

Rescuers find body of two-year-old boy who fell down 330ft well Julen Rosello was found lifeless and it left his family distraught. Hundreds of people had been working round-the-clock under the media glare to try to reach Julen Rosello , who plunged down a narrow shaft which is more than 100 metres (330 feet) deep on January 13 while his parents prepared a lunch in Totalan, a southern town near Malaga. [Full Article...]

Community Food Bank to provide boxes to furloughed government workers

Community Food Bank to provide boxes to furloughed government workers A statement from the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association advised that Federal workers would be cleared to return to work once President Trump signs the short-term funding bill into law. "The agreement to re-open the government will provide relief for federal employees and Coast Guard families who have been put through needless pain and worry over the past 35 days", U.S. [Full Article...]

The moment Buhari swore in new CJN

The moment Buhari swore in new CJN The suspended chief justice, Walter Onnoghen, is the head of Nigeria's judiciary that has helped resolve electoral disputes in past votes, some of which have been marred by violence and vote-rigging. Also, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) viewed the removal of the CJN as a judicial coup that must be resisted by all lovers of democracy. [Full Article...]

Trump Moving Forward with SOTU, Despite Request to Delay

Trump Moving Forward with SOTU, Despite Request to Delay The White House has sent a request to the House of Representatives' sergeant at arms seeking a "walk-through" for the January 29 speech, the official said , speaking on condition of anonymity. The House GOP also fired back at Pelosi's letter, dismissing it as a "politically motivated stunt". Pelosi in her letter had cited the impacts of the ongoing shutdown on the Department of Homeland Secur... [Full Article...]

Former SNP leader Alex Salmond arrested and charged

Former SNP leader Alex Salmond arrested and charged He was charged with two counts of attempted rape, nine counts of sexual assault, two of indecent assault and one breach of the peace. He denies the allegations, which date back to 2013, when he was still first minister. Salmond then returned to the court building, where he said he was consulting his legal team. Salmond, who was first minister for the SNP from 2007 to 2014, has been under investi... [Full Article...]

Trump says no alternative plan for SOTU, will wait out partial shutdown

Trump says no alternative plan for SOTU, will wait out partial shutdown He also called the cancellation a great, great awful mark and a great blotch on the USA. Meanwhile, 800,000 federal workers are not being paid, and the critical government institutions they administer are falling into disrepair. If it happens, this year's State of the Union will be anything but routine, however. And Pelosi herself said Thursday that "we will have some of our proposals for wh... [Full Article...]

Protesters and police clash outside Greek parliament over Macedonia name

Protesters and police clash outside Greek parliament over Macedonia name He had to rely on eight independent and opposition lawmakers to help him get the deal through parliament on Friday. "Today is a historic day", Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras , who forged a close relationship with North Macedonia counterpart Zoran Zaev in drafting the agreement previous year, said in a tweet. [Full Article...]

Two arrested in Canada in terrorism probe, one minor charged

Two arrested in Canada in terrorism probe, one minor charged A spokesperson with the RCMP stated their operations in the city are ongoing and that more information will be provided on Friday. The young person - who can not be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act - is charged with knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity and counselling a person to use an explosive or other lethal device in a public place with the intent to cause death or ser... [Full Article...]

Amanda Knox to Receive Damages from Italian Government

Amanda Knox to Receive Damages from Italian Government Italy has been ordered to pay €18,400 (£16,000) to United States citizen Amanda Knox , who spent years in prison for a murder of which she was later acquitted. Kercher's body was found on November 2, 2007, in the apartment she and Knox shared in Perugia, where they were both foreign exchange students. Her defence had long claimed the accusation was coerced, and the European Court of Human Righ... [Full Article...]


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