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Pinnacles National Park limits visitor services due to partial government shutdown

Pinnacles National Park limits visitor services due to partial government shutdown President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's claim former presidents wanted to build wall: "Come on" Trump seizes on ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson's criticism of paper GOP strategist Ed Rollins refers to Ocasio-Cortez as "the little girl" MORE's decision to leave the parks open during the partial shutdown is counter to those of previous administrations during previous shutdowns. [Full Article...]

Egypt to inaugurate Coptic cathedral after bomb blast

Egypt to inaugurate Coptic cathedral after bomb blast He said "extremists" had planted "an explosive device on the roof of Al-Haq mosque. near the Virgin Mary church". A mosque imam reported to authorities that a suspicious bag was left on the roof of the building. More than 100 Copts have been killed in jihadist attacks since December 2016. IS claimed an assault in early November in which six Copts and one Anglican died in the central province of ... [Full Article...]

US Confirms Death Of Militant Involved In USS Cole Bombing

US Confirms Death Of Militant Involved In USS Cole Bombing Bill Urban said in a statement Friday that the New Year's Day airstrike in the Ma'rib Governorate of Yemen was targeting Al-Badawi. "Our great military has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole", Mr Trump tweeted. [Full Article...]

Houston, TX: Police Seek Killer of 7-Year-Old African-American Girl

Houston, TX: Police Seek Killer of 7-Year-Old African-American Girl Washington's other two daughters, 6 and 13, were also in the auto. On Friday police said the sketch has led to "many potential leads" that are now being investigated. "It could have been anybody in that position on this team.anybody in this city.It's unfortunate", Hopkins told ABC affiliate station KTRK-TV in Houston . [Full Article...]

Overwatch Pro Player Quits Following Harassment Over Her Identity

Overwatch Pro Player Quits Following Harassment Over Her Identity Near the end of December 2018, Overwatch player and streamer Ellie was signed to Second Wind , a team in the North American Overwatch Contenders division. Original Story: Two weeks ago, the Overwatch Contenders team Second Wind announced the acquisition of Ellie, a relatively unknown DPS player, for the upcoming season of Overwatch Contenders. [Full Article...]

US fudges on timeline for Syria withdrawal as fighting continues

US fudges on timeline for Syria withdrawal as fighting continues Some 2,000 U.S. military personnel are reported to be in Syria although the real numbers could be higher. The Kurdish-led People's Protection Units (YPG) said that two British soldiers were badly wounded in an attack by ISIS. Bolton said the US wants its Kurdish allies in Syria protected from any planned Turkish offensive - a warning to be delivered to Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan... [Full Article...]

Malaysia's King Muhammad V Abdicates the Throne

Malaysia's King Muhammad V Abdicates the Throne Prior to his resignation, the 49-year-old had been on a two-month medical leave from November last year before announcing his resignation. Muhammad V took the throne in December 2016, and may serve as acting King before a new monarch is selected by the Council of Rulers, the Straits Times reported. [Full Article...]

James Webb likely to replace James Mattis as US Secretary of Defence

James Webb likely to replace James Mattis as US Secretary of Defence In his stinging resignation letter, Mattis made little attempt to hide his disagreements with Trump. Shanahan provided his view of long-term competition with China and Russian Federation while speaking at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association event last February. [Full Article...]

Chinese tech companies reduce presence at CES tech show amid trade tensions

Chinese tech companies reduce presence at CES tech show amid trade tensions Originally spotted by Engadget's Chris Velazco (via Twitter ), Apple this week paid for a billboard with a tagline that reads: "What happens on your iPhone , stays on your iPhone ". Is Apple really better than the others? Apple might also be playing defense, though. As far as Google is concerned, they've also had quite a few privacy problems and the company is known for heavily using us... [Full Article...]

MI man detained in Russian Federation, brother speaks

MI man detained in Russian Federation, brother speaks His brother, David, told U.S. media outlets that Paul had traveled to Moscow to attend a friend's wedding. Whelan, who has denied the charges, could face up to 20 years in prison if found guilty. Maria Butina appears in a police booking photograph released by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office in Alexandria, Va., in August. Some observers believe that the arrest may be a ruse so that Moscow can ... [Full Article...]

La justice japonaise veut des aveux signés de Carlos Ghosn

La justice japonaise veut des aveux signés de Carlos Ghosn Depuis l'arrestation de Carlos Ghosn, Hiroto Saikawa, le directeur général de Nissan, a appelé à des changements pour atténuer l'influence de l'actionnaire majoritaire Renault . "Il aura dix minutes pour s'exprimer". Il est prêt à se défendre de façon vigoureuse , et est très concentré sur l'objectif de répondre aux accusations lancées contre lui. [Full Article...]

Warren tests anti-corruption theme to cheers in Iowa debut

Warren tests anti-corruption theme to cheers in Iowa debut Steve King. "Get in now, start to build your network in Iowa". But her choice to effectively engage the criticism from the President and others in October with a DNA test irked many Democrats and overshadowed her midterm message. She was afraid Warren might come off as angry, but " that's not anger, that's passion". Elizabeth Warren will never be able to catch a break from being grilled about ... [Full Article...]

Un accident de train fait six morts — Danemark

Un accident de train fait six morts — Danemark Les médias danois rapportent qu'un objet du train de marchandises pourrait avoir contraint le train de voyageurs à s'arrêter brusquement. Les images de l'intérieur du train montrent un spectacle désolant d'éclats de verre et de débris, alors que d'autres donnent à voir le flanc d'un train dont les bâches ont été partiellement ou entièrement éventrées. [Full Article...]

German politicians' data hacked, govt cyber team in crisis meeting

German politicians' data hacked, govt cyber team in crisis meeting President of BSI Arne Schoenbohm told journalists that his team "held corresponding talks very early in December with certain members of parliament who were affected " and launched a "mobile incident response team". A deputy from Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party, Patrick Sensburg, pointed the finger at right-wing extremists. She said: "The information and data leaked from the Cha... [Full Article...]

House votes to end shutdown despite White House veto threat

House votes to end shutdown despite White House veto threat Many rank-and-file Democrats ran on pro-impeachment platforms, but with polls indicating only a third of Americans support the idea and a two-thirds majority in the Republican-controlled Senate required to remove the president , they are unlikely to make any sudden moves. [Full Article...]

Trump Confident About Reaching Trade Deal with China

Trump Confident About Reaching Trade Deal with China China has set a date for a new round of talks with the United States aimed at ending a trade war that is spooking global markets and hurting businesses. And the Shanghai composite stock index fell 25 percent past year. Fears are growing that the second-longest economic expansion in USA history could slide to a halt next year or in 2020. [Full Article...]

Trump ridicules Modi over funding 'library' in Afghanistan

Trump ridicules Modi over funding 'library' in Afghanistan It should be noted that the number of the USA military contingent in Afghanistan is 14,000. The United States under President Donald Trump has nearly lost any appetite to prevent such an occurrence. Don't know who's using it (the library) in Afghanistan. Senior analyst Imtiaz Gul was of the view that the progress towards the recent Afghan peace process is a sea-change during the last couple of... [Full Article...]

Shutdown: peu d'avancées dans les pourparlers, dit Trump | États-Unis

Shutdown: peu d'avancées dans les pourparlers, dit Trump | États-Unis Donald Trump: "On peut appeler cela une urgence nationale pour la sécurité de notre pays". Le " shutdown ", c'est-à-dire la fermeture partielle des administrations, a débuté le 22 décembre . Les négociations visant à mettre fin à la paralysie du gouvernement américain n'ont pas obtenu le succès escompté, samedi, selon le chef de cabinet par intérim de la Maison-Blanche, Mick Mulvaney. [Full Article...]

Eric Black Jr. charged in Jazmine Barnes Walmart slaying

Eric Black Jr. charged in Jazmine Barnes Walmart slaying Fox 26 reports the alleged shooter is black, not white, and also that the shooting may have been gang-related. Only some of you all mothers can feel like where I'm coming from. The 7-year-old was shot in the head last weekend by someone who opened fire on the famly's vehicle. Authorities in Harris County described the suspect's vehicle as a four-door pickup. [Full Article...]

Rep. Rashida Tlaib not backing down from controversial comments

Rep. Rashida Tlaib not backing down from controversial comments So far , 800,000 public workers have been unpaid since 22 December. The Democratic package to end the shutdown includes a bill to temporarily fund the Department of Homeland Security at current levels - with $1.3 billion for border security, far less than Trump has said he wants- through February 8 as bipartisan talks would continue. [Full Article...]


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