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Toxic smog shuts schools in Thailand

Toxic smog shuts schools in Thailand Officials have pinned the worsening air on everything from auto exhaust, to factory pollution trapped in the city, to relentless construction. Bangkok received more then 20 million global overnight visitors in 2017, the highest such figure in the world, a Mastercard Inc. [Full Article...]

The Polar Vortex Might Be Causing 'Frost Quakes' in Chicago

The Polar Vortex Might Be Causing 'Frost Quakes' in Chicago What are frost quakes? Here's the science behind it - water will sink into the soil and saturate it's surroundings. Which leads to the second condition: There needs to be a sudden drop in temperature. Frost quakes are disrupting the area after this polar plunge, but what are they? As such, frost quakes aren't necessarily risky, although they can be quite alarming. [Full Article...]

21dead as polar vortex freezes USA midwest

21dead as polar vortex freezes USA midwest Help us grow and continue telling Israel's story to the world. An arctic blast that killed at least 23 people in the United States should ease over the weekend, replaced by erratic temperatures that will melt snow and ice and cause more problems. [Full Article...]

Governor faces calls to resign after confirming participation in 1984 racist photo

Governor faces calls to resign after confirming participation in 1984 racist photo Saslaw. He apologized for appearing in a "racist and offensive" costume, but did not specify which of the two men in the photo was him. "I want to hear what Governor Northam has to say on this", Stoney said. Okay, fine. Did the good senator say anything like that about Brett Kavanaugh, whose high school yearbook Democrats scrutinized more closely than the Zapruder film? When she first saw the ... [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Warren Apologizes to Cherokee Nation over DNA Test Results

Elizabeth Warren Apologizes to Cherokee Nation over DNA Test Results Sen. Elizabeth Warren has apologized to Cherokee Nation leaders over her attempt to use a DNA test to confirm her past claims to Native American ancestry, the tribe said . Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks about federal government employees working without pay and workers trying to unionize at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., January 21, 2019. [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Guaido accuses security forces of threatening his family

Venezuela's Guaido accuses security forces of threatening his family The U.S. government has recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president and has called for other countries to do so as well. The United States has also rejected the offers from Mexico, Uruguay and the Vatican to mediate a dialogue. Nervous that Guaido's decision to declare himself president could set an example for other opposition leaders around the world, Europe... [Full Article...]

Questions posed about safety of walkway at Hoërskool Driehoek

Questions posed about safety of walkway at Hoërskool Driehoek Lesufi initially reported "scores" were trapped, but an Associated Press witness later said no one remained in the rubble. Tragedy: Moments ago a walkway collapsed at Höerskool Driehoek, Sedibeng Region. Emergency services are at the scene. At least 3 students were killed and scores injured at the school near Johannesburg, a South African official said. [Full Article...]

North Korea Summit Details To Be Announced Next Week: Donald Trump

North Korea Summit Details To Be Announced Next Week: Donald Trump In a speech at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, envoy Stephen Biegun did not elaborate on what concessions the United States might make, but said the "corresponding measures" demanded by North Korea would be the subject of talks next week. [Full Article...]

Cory Booker Announces 2020 Presidential Run

Cory Booker Announces 2020 Presidential Run The launch of Booker's campaign on February 1, the first day of Black History Month, appears not to be a coincidence, particularly after Sen. Mr Booker's video announcement, entitled We Will Rise, focused heavily on the emotions of America's civil rights movement, calling on the country to find a "common purpose". [Full Article...]

Temporary Shutdown, Permanent Harm? National Parks Will Continue To Suffer

Temporary Shutdown, Permanent Harm? National Parks Will Continue To Suffer If the government ends up shutting down again, Lauretig said the park should be closed completely to prevent further damage, adding, "If the government doesn't fund or staff the parks appropriately, then they should just close the parks to protect the parks and protect the people". [Full Article...]

US Poised to Announce Withdrawal from Nuclear Arms Treaty

US Poised to Announce Withdrawal from Nuclear Arms Treaty Minutes after the USA announcement, NATO nations urged " Russia to use the remaining six months to return to full and verifiable compliance to preserve the INF Treaty". to station previously banned missiles with European allies. Washington claims that Russian Federation has tested the 9M729 missile at ranges that violate the conditions of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, citi... [Full Article...]

Senate GOP Rebukes Trump Over Syria, Afghanistan Withdrawals

Senate GOP Rebukes Trump Over Syria, Afghanistan Withdrawals In the latest sign that Republicans in the Senate are starting to differ with President Trump on foreign policy, the Senate, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., voted to advance an amendment that would oppose a quick withdrawal of US troops from Syria and Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

Europe sets up scheme to get round U.S. sanctions on Iran

Europe sets up scheme to get round U.S. sanctions on Iran The EU has been preparing the system, in effect a clearing house that avoids monetary transfers in dollars between the EU and Iran for months although it is unlikely to become operational for several months due to technical details. A spokesman for the embassy added that "as the president has made clear, entities that continue to engage in sanctionable activity involving Iran risk severe consequen... [Full Article...]

Interim Budget: Rs 6,000 a year income support scheme for farmers announced

Interim Budget: Rs 6,000 a year income support scheme for farmers announced What to expect from the interim Budget 2019? . Presenting the Interim Budget 2019-20, Goyal said during the previous UPA government (2009-14), inflation averaged as high as 10.1 per cent. Typically, an interim budget is only for a short period - for the transition between two governments. Allocation to MNREGA has been hiked to Rs 60,000 crore for 2019-20, said Goyal, who stepped in as inter... [Full Article...]

Met Office issues ‘DANGER TO LIFE’ warning for heavy snow

Met Office issues ‘DANGER TO LIFE’ warning for heavy snow All four countries in the United Kingdom set new records for the 2018/2019 winter with Sennybridge, Powys, dropping to -9.3C, Katesbridge in Northern Ireland falling to -8.2C and Redesdale Camp, Northumberland, recording temperatures of -10.4C. [Full Article...]

Pelosi, Trump agree to February 5 date for State of the Union

Pelosi, Trump agree to February 5 date for State of the Union After a shutdown that started in December 2018 stretched past a month, Trump agreed to temporarily reopen the 25 percent of the federal government affected by the standoff, noting that Democrats had repeatedly promised to negotiate with him if the government was reopened. [Full Article...]

Mexico won't accept minors awaiting US asylum claims

Mexico won't accept minors awaiting US asylum claims And the return of the Honduran asylum seeker Tuesday appeared to be ad hoc; he was rushed to a van by a Mexican immigration agent with no formal announcement of when others would follow. Once the program gets under way, about 20 asylum-seekers will be returned to Mexico each day, reports Jean Guerrero of NPR member station KPBS. The U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump upbeat on US-China trade meetings

Trump upbeat on US-China trade meetings As part of the deal, Trump agreed to postpone the planned increase in tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. All of the many problems are being discussed and will be hopefully resolved. Trump has threatened to extend the tariffs to an additional $267 billion in Chinese goods if a trade deal is not reached by the March 1 deadline. Administration officials and other people familiar with... [Full Article...]

Chris Christie Explains How Trump ‘Blew It’ With Government Shutdown

Chris Christie Explains How Trump ‘Blew It’ With Government Shutdown Chris Christie (R.) said during an interview Tuesday that he had no plans to run for office again but wouldn't definitively rule it out. Christie often spoke scathingly of Congress and the Senate Republicans running for the presidency when he made his bid in 2016. [Full Article...]

Info given to indicted Russian company improperly used

Info given to indicted Russian company improperly used You can view all the files Mueller had about the IRA and Russian collusion . Mueller's filing said the online account that published the materials was registered in 2018 by a user with an Internet address in Russian Federation. democratic process to help Trump win. Mueller is also investigating whether there was any coordination between members of the Trump campaign and Moscow officials. [Full Article...]


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