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Young Catalan liberal's rise a threat to Rajoy

Young Catalan liberal's rise a threat to Rajoy Puigdemont , who is now in self-imposed exile in Belgium, faces possible arrest in Spain on charges of rebellion, but speaking on Saturday, he demanded Madrid allow him to return in time for the opening session of the newu Catalan parliament . [Full Article...]

WEATHER WARNING: Danger to life possible as winds hit 60mph

WEATHER WARNING: Danger to life possible as winds hit 60mph The most recent warning comes a few hours after some parts of Northern Ireland saw as much as 21cm of snowfall on Wednesday. Travel delays on roads are possible, with a small chance of cancellations to public transport. Scotland's taking a particular hammering at the moment as the country is subject to an amber weather warning, bringing with it treacherous driving conditions. [Full Article...]

After banning Spielberg, Lebanon pulls drama about Israeli

After banning Spielberg, Lebanon pulls drama about Israeli The move is a curious one, as other recent films by Spielberg - who is Jewish - have been shown in Lebanon, though his name was blacked out from movie posters advertising "The Adventures of Tin Tin". Though " Wonder Woman " passed the country's normal screening procedures, the Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel-Lebanon put pressure on the government to block the film, describing it as "t... [Full Article...]

Winter Weather Advisory Issued Storm on Track

Winter Weather Advisory Issued Storm on Track The governors of Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina have declared a state of emergency for at least portions of their states. The 22News Storm Team's predicting most western MA cities and towns will be covered by several inches of snow by Wednesday afternoon . [Full Article...]

Trump's 'overall health is excellent' says doctor, weight loss a goal

Jackson did admit that he thinks Trump "doesn't sleep much". "I told the president that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years he might live to be 200 years old". Despite being the oldest person ever elected to the presidency at 70-years-old, Mr Trump's heart exam was also normal with regular rhythm and no abnormal sounds - with Dr Jackson concluding that Trump has a 'very strong an... [Full Article...]

Huge drugs bust: over $1 billion of methamphetamine seized

Huge drugs bust: over $1 billion of methamphetamine seized Heavily armed Australian police were watching a small wharf at the remote town of Geraldton, 260 miles north of Perth on the west coast when a launch arrived at 2am. Western Australian Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said it's a tremendous interruption to the global drug trade. Australian authorities seized 1.2 tons of methamphetamine during a Thursday morning arrest - the largest meth bust in ... [Full Article...]

Colombian government suspends peace negotiations after attacks by country's last rebel group

Colombian government suspends peace negotiations after attacks by country's last rebel group Additional strain has come over relations between the government and Colombia's last rebel group, the National Liberation Army ( ELN ). His predecessor, Ban Ki-Moon, presided over the signing of the final peace accord between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia ( FARC ) and Colombian government in a ceremony in Cartagena on September 26, 2016. [Full Article...]

Kidnappers abduct two Americans, two Canadians in Nigeria; two police killed

Kidnappers abduct two Americans, two Canadians in Nigeria; two police killed Hello. Add your message here. A spokesman from Global Affairs Canada said on Wednesday they were aware of the reports of the kidnapping. There has been an increased spate of kidnappings in Nigeria, where both Nigerians and foreigners have been targeted. [Full Article...]

British PM May's Appointment of Minister for Loneliness Sets Twitter on Fire

British PM May's Appointment of Minister for Loneliness Sets Twitter on Fire According to a 2017 report published by the Jo Cox Commision On Loneliness, more than nine million people in the country said they "often" or "always" feel lonely. "When the kids wake up this morning I'm going to tell them how - even though she's not here - she's still making the world a better place". She said: "For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life". [Full Article...]

Ties with U.S. should be based on mutual trust: Pak

Trump said his policy would not focus on nation-building, but on "killing terrorists". A question mark also hangs over a further $1 billion of USA military equipment for Pakistan. "We don't think that we need to facilitate the peace process, we think we need to support the peace process", she added. Haley joined the 14 other council envoys for talks with top Afghan leaders in Kabul at the week... [Full Article...]

Maryland pastor denounces Trump's remarks with Pence sitting front row

Maryland pastor denounces Trump's remarks with Pence sitting front row Speaking to "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon" on Monday, Watson said he would have delivered the same message to the Metropolitan Baptist Church regardless of whether Pence was in the room. Maurice Watson , pastor of Metropolitan Baptist church in Largo, said remarks in which Trump reportedly used the word "shithole" to describe African nations, Haiti and El Salvador were "dehumanizing" and "ugly". [Full Article...]

Rapes "Part Of Society", Says Haryana Police Officer, Provokes Outrage

Rapes The father of the victim has urged the administration to help them to save the girl child. Police have constituted two special investigation teams (SITs) under DSP-rank officers to probe the incident. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar described the incidents as "unfortunate" and said: "We'll take strict action and tie up all the loose ends". "Such incidents are highly condemnable and we sho... [Full Article...]

Blaze Bernstein's alleged killer told authorities he was kissed on lips

Blaze Bernstein's alleged killer told authorities he was kissed on lips Bernstein, home for winter break, disappeared late at night on January 2 and was found a week later in a shallow grave along the perimeter of Borrego Park in Lake Forest, near where his parents live. Rackauckas said Wednesday it was likely that bail will be set barring the presence of special circumstances in the case, though prosecutors intend to make it as high as they possibly can. [Full Article...]

Palestinian Ahed Tamimi to remain in jail during trial

Palestinian Ahed Tamimi to remain in jail during trial Israeli forces first detained Al-Tamimi on 19 December during an overnight raid that was carried out in Ramallah's northern village of Nabi Saleh. Tamimi's mother and another relative were also charged over the same incident, with the latter released on bail until her trial in February. [Full Article...]

Qatari royal member leaves for Kuwait after alleged detention in UAE

Qatari royal member leaves for Kuwait after alleged detention in UAE The UAE has banned Qatari aircraft from using its airspace as part of the restrictions imposed since June. Alya al-Thani, Qatar's ambassador to the United Nations, said the airspace invasions constituted a "flagrant violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the State of Qatar, as well as a flagrant violation of the provisions of global law, conventions, charters and worldwide... [Full Article...]

Trump Throws CNN's Jim Acosta "OUT" Of The Oval Office

Trump Throws CNN's Jim Acosta President", at least three times before finally getting Trump's attention. Trump was responding to a shouted question from CNN's Jim Acosta , who asked why Trump reportedly favors immigrants who come from European countries like Norway. [Full Article...]

Prepare For Slick Spots, Winter Weather Advisory Starts at 4 pm

Prepare For Slick Spots, Winter Weather Advisory Starts at 4 pm Tonight . Light snow will end this evening along and near the I-59 corridor in northeast Alabama. Conditions will gradually clear Wednesday night , with a low around 15, but winds of 7 to 9 miles per hour will make it feel like 5 to 10 degrees. [Full Article...]

Informa and UBM agree terms for takeover bid

Informa and UBM agree terms for takeover bid Shares in UBM climbed earlier in the week on news of merger talks, which will help Informa gain a further foothold in the events industry in which it has sought to expand. The combined group will be, said Informa chief executive Stephen Carter as part of a joint statement, "ideally positioned to serve a market demanding ever greater operating scale and industry specialisation". [Full Article...]

Sen. Jeff Flake speech on US Senate floor condemning Trump media attacks

Sen. Jeff Flake speech on US Senate floor condemning Trump media attacks Republican Senator Jeff Flake has hit out at President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" to describe stories in the media he does not like. Flake characterized the president's attacks as "shameful" and "repulsive" Wednesday and accused him of inspiring autocratic leaders throughout the world - citing denials of news reports by heads-of-state in Syria, the Ph... [Full Article...]

Trump blasts Senator Durbin over 'shithole countries' claims

Trump blasts Senator Durbin over 'shithole countries' claims Perdue blasted Durbin for his "total misrepresentation" of Trump's comments and also pointed to Durbin's past difficulty in relaying what took place during the Obama-era meeting. Jackson said Trump had a ideal score on the test. Tim Scott, a fellow Republican from SC, that reports about the language were " basically accurate " but has said little more . [Full Article...]


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