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Foreign fighters join YPG fight against Turkey in Afrin

Foreign fighters join YPG fight against Turkey in Afrin Over the weekend Turkish forces, backed by local Syrian Arab fighters, launched an incursion into Afrin, a border canton administered by a local Kurdish-led council and defended by the YPG militia. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS militants attacked Syrian troops and allied forces stationed in the eastern Deir el-Zour province, killing over a dozen fighters in attacks several kilo... [Full Article...]

Rough sleeping in Hastings hits record high in 2017

Rough sleeping in Hastings hits record high in 2017 Responding to the figures chief executive of Shelter Polly Neate, said: "These figures expose the worst pain inflicted by our housing crisis". "To break the homelessness cycle once and for all, we are providing over £1billion of funding, supporting rough sleepers with the most complex needs through a new Housing First approach and bringing in the most ambitious legislation in decades that will m... [Full Article...]

Trump says he's 'looking forward' to being interviewed by Mueller

Trump says he's 'looking forward' to being interviewed by Mueller He told reporters at the White House Wednesday that "I would love to do it" and "I would do it under oath" even though his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton wasn't sworn in when she was interviewed in 2016 over her use of private emails as secretary of state. [Full Article...]

NTSB: Engineer in deadly DuPont derailment said he misjudged his location

NTSB: Engineer in deadly DuPont derailment said he misjudged his location He told investigators he did see the wayside signal at milepost 19.8 at the curve, but he mistook it for another signal north of the curve. It said the train was traveling at 79 miles per hour (126 km per hour) when it derailed, far above the 30 mph speed limit. [Full Article...]

Trump says he is willing to be interviewed under oath by Mueller

Trump says he is willing to be interviewed under oath by Mueller Earlier this month, Trump declined to say whether he would grant an interview to Mueller and his team, deflecting questions on the topic by saying there had been "no collusion" between his campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election. [Full Article...]

SpaceX's New Falcon Heavy Rocket Fired Up

SpaceX's New Falcon Heavy Rocket Fired Up According to SpaceX , this is over twice the capacity of United Launch Alliance's proven Delta IV Heavy at one-third of the cost. In comparison, the company's Falcon 9 rocket, used to launch Zuma and to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station , only has nine engines. [Full Article...]

Alabama bill would end special elections for US Senate

Alabama bill would end special elections for US Senate Scalise also ruled out "amnesty", though he wasn't clear on how he defined it and whether it would mean a pathway to citizenship for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, a program that protected young undocumented immigrants who came to the USA as children that Trump has made a decision to end. [Full Article...]

The Government Has Officially Shut Down. Now What?

The Government Has Officially Shut Down. Now What? Republicans have branded the impasse as the "Schumer shutdown", and it's true that the Senate minority leader's filibuster threat is the most direct obstacle to passing a spending bill. "Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown", she said. Democrats think they have a strong case for DACA after Trump's highly-publicized racist tirade in which he called some countries " shitholes " and compla... [Full Article...]

Trump says he is open to a path to citizenship for 'dreamers'

Trump says he is open to a path to citizenship for 'dreamers' Trump ended the DACA program in September, setting a March 5 deadline for Congress to provide legal protections or the program's recipients would once again be subject to deportation. In the meantime, he said DACA recipients should not be anxious about being deported if their status expires. The White House says Mr. Schumer agreed to authorize, but not allocate, $25 billion for the wall in ex... [Full Article...]

Thursday weather: Weather Service warns of possible flooding

Thursday weather: Weather Service warns of possible flooding Dry weather, high winds and dormant vegetation together result in a higher fire danger risk across the area, the weather service said. Friday we're going to see increasing humidity and cloud cover, and eventually rain making it's way back into the forecast. [Full Article...]

Democrats, Trump blamed equally for USA gov't shutdown

Democrats, Trump blamed equally for USA gov't shutdown Jimmy Kimmel took a swipe at Donald Trump's DACA deal proposal in Wednesday's JKL monologue. Meanwhile, just 34 percent supported DACA over a shutdown. Instead, the Senate appeared more likely to start a freewheeling debate next month. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer: Under pressure from the DACA youths and their supporters, Schumer and fellow Democrats cast the votes shu... [Full Article...]

Oprah says no to presidential run

Oprah says no to presidential run In an interview with InStyle Magazine , Winfrey officially ruled out speculation that she's considering a run for the Oval Office. "It's not something that interests me", she said. During her impassioned speech, she moved the audience (who cheered, shed tears and gave standing ovations) with powerful messages about women, equality, sexual harassment and more . [Full Article...]

Japan PM Abe to attend Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea

It will be the fifth Olympics for both Datsyuk and Kovalchuk, this time playing for a team dressed in neutral uniforms under the Olympic flag because of sanctions against Russian Federation for what the IOC says was state-sponsored doping at past Games. [Full Article...]

Lynyrd Skynyrd farewell tour will include a stop in Detroit

Lynyrd Skynyrd farewell tour will include a stop in Detroit As such, Citi® cardmembers have access to purchase US presale tickets, which are available beginning Tuesday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday, February 1 at 10:00 p.m. "It's been a true honor to try and fill in my brother's footsteps for the past 31 years, keeping the music and his spirit alive". Since then, the band has toured and recorded extensively, with their most recent ... [Full Article...]

Mattis Thanks Vietnamese Officials for Supporting Sanctions on North Korea

Mattis Thanks Vietnamese Officials for Supporting Sanctions on North Korea The exercise ended with Indonesian forces abseiling out of helicopters with police dogs to the theme tune of Mission Impossible as part of a simulated hostage rescue operation. One dog later leapt through an open vehicle window to apprehend a mock terrorist. "The question Secretary Mattis needs to answer is whether the Indonesian government has punished the Kopassus officers who ordered and co... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation probe :Trump ready to speak to special counsel Mueller under oath

Russian Federation probe :Trump ready to speak to special counsel Mueller under oath The document highlights the White House's "unprecedented" cooperation with Mueller's investigation including that it has turned over more than 20,000 pages of documents. Mr. Mueller's office also interviewed former FBI Director James Comey shortly after Mr. Trump fired Mr. Comey in May 2017, a person familiar with the matter has told Reuters . [Full Article...]

Afghanistan too good for New Zealand U19

Afghanistan too good for New Zealand U19 The Afghanistan side were in ruthless form as they posted a total of 309-6 at the Hagley Oval. Katene Clarke (38) and Dale Phillips (31) resisted the Afghanistan onslaught for a fifth-wicket stand that yielded 66 runs but there was another collapse thereafter as New Zealand could only manage 107 in 28.1 overs before being bowled out. [Full Article...]

Brazil court upholds Lula da Silva conviction

Brazil court upholds Lula da Silva conviction As expected, three judges sitting in the southern city of Porto Alegre agreed Wednesday that Lula, 72, was guilty of corruption by being bribed with a posh seaside condo, even though Lula insists he never even got the keys to the place. "We have Pele on our team and 15 matches to the final", said former Health Minister Alexandre Padilha, referring to the former soccer star. But the unanimous dec... [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan Told Trump US Should Withdraw From Syria's Manbij

Turkey's Erdogan Told Trump US Should Withdraw From Syria's Manbij First, the USA has been completely sidelined in the operation. Activists and Kurdish officials say airstrikes are still raining down on several parts of the district, which borders Turkey. Cavusoglu spoke during a joint news conference with the visiting Austrian foreign minister in Istanbul. The United States has weighed in neutrally on the two major challenges facing Syrian and Iraqi Kurds-resp... [Full Article...]

Senate Panel to Release Donald Trump Jr. Interviews on Trump Tower Meeting

Senate Panel to Release Donald Trump Jr. Interviews on Trump Tower Meeting Chuck Grassley said during a committee business meeting. Grassley, however, said that Feinstein's recent decision to release the transcript of Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson "spooked" Kushner and other potential witnesses from testifying. [Full Article...]


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