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  • Russia frees model from police custody who claimed Trump secrets: TASS
    January 22, 2019

    Russia frees model from police custody who claimed Trump secrets: TASSA model from Belarus who claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in U.S. President Donald Trump's election was freed from Russian police custody on Tuesday, but remains a suspect in an unrelated criminal case, the TASS news agency reported. Anastasia Vashukevich and three others were detained upon arrival at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on Thursday after being deported from Thailand. Russian authorities have said they suspect her of forcing women into prostitution, a charge that carries a jail sentence of up to three years.


  • Meet the Women Who Protested the Women???s March
    January 21, 2019

    Meet the Women Who Protested the Women???s MarchWomen from various political and ideological backgrounds challenged the 2019 Women???s March by marching in protest and organizing alternative rallies near the Washington, D.C. event on Saturday. The third annual Women???s March took place in Freedom Plaza, a more confined space than in years past, suggesting that organizers anticipated smaller crowds after facing allegations of anti-Semitism and defending Nation of Islam???s anti-Semitic leader Louis Farrakhan. Following the development of those controversies, conservative group Independent Women???s Forum (IWF) organized a rally across the street in the name of ???all women??? at the same time as the Women???s March.


  • Supreme Court Allows Redacted Appeal in Possible Mueller Case
    January 22, 2019

    Supreme Court Allows Redacted Appeal in Possible Mueller CaseMueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible obstruction by President Donald Trump. The dispute apparently marks the first time the Supreme Court has been asked to intervene in the probe. The Supreme Court previously refused to block the daily fines, but the company is still pressing the court to hear an appeal.


  • The New 2020 GMC Sierra HD Is a Reskinned Silverado HD
    January 22, 2019

    The New 2020 GMC Sierra HD Is a Reskinned Silverado HDAs usual, the GMC will come with extra chrome and an in-your-face grille.


  • San Francisco reacts to Senator Kamala Harris' presidential run
    January 21, 2019

    San Francisco reacts to Senator Kamala Harris' presidential runKAMALA HARRIS 2020: Strong reaction is pouring in from the Bay Area after the California senator and Oakland native announced she is running for president.


  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe - Photos
    January 22, 2019

    2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe - Photos


  • Ex-U.S. marine jailed in Russia for spying was misled: lawyer
    January 22, 2019

    Ex-U.S. marine jailed in Russia for spying was misled: lawyerRussia's Federal Security Service detained Paul Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports, in a Moscow hotel room on Dec. 28. Whelan appeared in a Moscow court on Tuesday, where a judge rejected releasing him on bail. Whelan, who denies the charges, was detained after receiving a thumb drive containing a list of all the employees of a secret Russian state agency, the Russian online news portal Rosbalt.ru reported this month.


  • British pound recovers as May outlines Brexit 'Plan B'
    January 21, 2019

    British pound recovers as May outlines Brexit 'Plan B'The pound recovered ground Monday after British Prime Minister Theresa May said she plans to return to Brussels to discuss changes to the Brexit deal she agreed with EU leaders last month despite an overwhelming rejection of the draft text by MPs last week. There was mixed news out of China, with official data showing the country's economic growth at its slowest pace in 28 years offsetting a report that the country has offered to eliminate its massive trade surplus with the United States -- easing trade war tensions between the world's two biggest economies. "Unless the British PM intends to commit political suicide, an extension request is the most likely scenario and the EU will most probably agree, which should be a positive development that will take the pound towards $1.30 again," predicted Konstantinos Anthis, Head of Research at ADSS.


  • Florida police run over couple lying in the road to watch lunar eclipse
    January 21, 2019

    Florida police run over couple lying in the road to watch lunar eclipseA police officer in Florida ran over two people lying on a dark road to watch the lunar eclipse, leaving them requring hospital treatment. A statement given to the Palm Beach Post by police said that the two were run over after choosing to lie in the park because it was ???extremely dark???.


  • 'World will end in 12 years if we don't address climate change,' Ocasio-Cortez says
    January 22, 2019

    'World will end in 12 years if we don't address climate change,' Ocasio-Cortez saysThe youngest woman ever elected to Congress said climate change is her generation's World War II.


  • Kentucky Catholic Student Says He Wishes 'We Could Have Walked Away' From Confrontation With Native American Veteran
    January 22, 2019

    Kentucky Catholic Student Says He Wishes 'We Could Have Walked Away' From Confrontation With Native American Veteran"As far as standing there, I had every right to do so"


  • New York's Gun-Transportation Rules Draw Supreme Court Scrutiny
    January 22, 2019

    New York's Gun-Transportation Rules Draw Supreme Court ScrutinyThe court said it will hear an appeal from three city handgun owners and an advocacy group who say New York has the most extreme firearm-transportation restrictions in the country. The case may demonstrate the impact of the newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, whose appeals court record suggests he???ll be a more aggressive enforcer of gun rights than the justice he replaced, Anthony Kennedy.


  • Romania president: plan to invalidate graft cases not legal
    January 22, 2019

    Romania president: plan to invalidate graft cases not legalBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) ??? Romania's president said on Tuesday that a government decree that could invalidate hundreds of corruption cases involving senior officials is "crassly unconstitutional," a development that also prompted concern from the European Union.


  • China population growth slows despite abolition of the one-child policy
    January 21, 2019

    China population growth slows despite abolition of the one-child policyChina's??population??grew at a slower rate last year despite the abolition of the one-child policy, official data showed Monday, raising fears an ageing society will pile further pressure on an already slowing economy. There were 15.23 million live births in 2018, a drop of two million from the year before, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed. With 9.93 million deaths, this led to a growth rate of 3.81 per thousand in 2018, a dip from 5.32 per thousand the previous year. NBS commissioner Ning Jize said??population??growth had peaked, but said the country still had huge potential. "China's labour participation rate is not considered low worldwide, more than 700 million of our 900 million people (of working age) are employed, and there is still room (for growth)," he said. Signs of??China's falling??population??growth had emerged when data released by some local authorities indicated a significant drop in births last year. In Qingdao, a city in eastern Shandong province - one of??China's most populous regions - births between January and November decreased by 21 percent to just over 81,000 compared to the previous year. Top 10 | Largest countries by population Still,??China's total??population??rose by 5.3 million in 2018 to 1.395 billion people, retaining its title as the world's most populous nation. China??for decades limited most families to one child - often enforcing this policy through hefty financial penalties - in a bid to control??population??growth. This was relaxed in 2016 when couples were allowed two children in response to concerns about an ageing society and shrinking workforce. China's workforce - those aged between 16 and 59 - was 897.3 million last year, a 4.7 million drop from 2017, NBS data showed. The workforce is on track to decline by as much as 23 percent by 2050.


  • Norwegian Cruise Line denies claim crew member used passenger's cabin for sex
    January 22, 2019

    Norwegian Cruise Line denies claim crew member used passenger's cabin for sexNorwegian Cruise Line on Tuesday denied that a crew member used a British couple's cabin for sex during a recent voyage.


  • Huawei calls for swift end to case of executive arrested in Canada
    January 22, 2019

    Huawei calls for swift end to case of executive arrested in CanadaChina's Huawei Technologies wants a quick resolution of the case of its former finance chief Meng Wanzhou, who is accused of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran and has been detained in Canada, its chairman said on Tuesday. The United States has told Canada it will request Meng's extradition, but has not said when it will do so, David MacNaughton, Canada's ambassador to the U.S., said in a Globe and Mail interview on Monday.


  • No public mood for compromise as Brexit gulf widens: study
    January 22, 2019

    No public mood for compromise as Brexit gulf widens: studyThere is "no compromise" on Brexit that commands majority public support in Britain, with opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May's deal the only point of agreement, a leading pollster said Tuesday. "No procedural or substantive option appears to be both widely popular and capable of bridging the Brexit divide," said the University of Strathclyde's John Curtice. "The problem with Brexit is that the centre ground of politics is rather thinly populated," he said, presenting a report entitled "Brexit and Public Opinion 2019" in London.


  • Mexico probes negligence in pipeline blast that killed 91
    January 21, 2019

    Mexico probes negligence in pipeline blast that killed 91Mexico has opened an investigation into what caused a deadly pipeline explosion, including possible negligence by authorities, the attorney general said Monday, as the death toll rose to 91 people. It is still unclear exactly how events unfolded leading up to the Friday blast, which occurred as hundreds of people rushed to collect fuel in buckets and jerrycans from a geyser of gasoline that was spouting from an illegal pipeline tap near the town of Tlahuelilpan, in the central state of Hidalgo. Attorney General Alejandro Gertz said investigators were trying to determine who tapped the pipeline -- whether locals acting alone or one of the criminal gangs that have turned fuel theft into a booming industry in Mexico.


  • Trump seeks to go ahead with State of the Union in spite of Pelosi letter
    January 22, 2019

    Trump seeks to go ahead with State of the Union in spite of Pelosi letterDonald Trump is planning on pushing forward and delivering his second State of the Union to a joint session of Congress, even though Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi asked him to delay the annual event. The White House reached out to the House Sergeant-at-Arms in an email, asking for a schedule for a walk-through for the speech. The State of the Union is scheduled for the 29 January, but Ms Pelosi had cited security concerns raised by the ongoing government shutdown as reason to delay the event.


  • A century on, Basra's British-era shipyard going strong
    January 22, 2019

    A century on, Basra's British-era shipyard going strongThousands of ships, including former dictator Saddam Hussein's yacht, have passed through the Iraqi shipyard's three docks, where a giant steam engine hauls them out of the water and up the century-old wooden tracks. Mohammed Adnan, who has been operating the huge steam engine for six years now, says it is not easy. "They say they [the British] brought in the wood from Burma... we tried to drill a 1.5 inch nail into it once, we couldn't," said Jassim Hussain Sabour, the shipyard's longest-serving worker.


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