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People British PM May refuses to rule out no-deal Brexit
Author: 0 British PM May refuses to rule out no-deal Brexit

Theresa May stated there was no majority in Parliament in favour of a second referendum , adding that revoking Article 50 would go against the results of the Brexit vote. "It's like last week's vote never happened". He also said Labour did not rule out the option of supporting a second referendum. But almost a week after May's deal was heavily defeated by MPs, Corbyn claimed that Labour's plan would allow parliament to break the deadlock.

People Bitterly cold start, winds relax tonight
Author: 0 Bitterly cold start, winds relax tonight

It is not certain, but they could develop if the snow consistency gets sticky enough at just the right couple inches of snow on top. Dangerously cold wind chills as low as 20 to 40 below zero are expected in those areas. tonight and will last all night. Rain chances return late Wednesday evening and into Thursday. Main area of wind-driven light snow should move out by afternoon, but a few flurries/snow showers may remain with mostly cloudy skies, temperatures falling to 18-26 by early ...

People China scientist edited human genes
Author: 0 China scientist edited human genes "illegally" for own gain: probe

The investigating team set up by the Health Commission of China in southern Guangdong province found that He had self-funded and privately organized a team to carry out the procedure using CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing techniques to " seek personal fame and profit ", according to the report.

People Giuliani backtracks on comments Trump sought Moscow deal throughout 2016
Author: 0 Giuliani backtracks on comments Trump sought Moscow deal throughout 2016

But the new report indicates that Trump was in talks for the deal when he was calling for an end to Russian sanctions and questioning the legitimacy of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. At the time , Cohen told members of Congress that the deal never progressed beyond an initial "letter of intent" and it was halted in January 2016, before the Iowa caucuses.

People R&B singer Chris Brown is arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape
Author: 0 R&B singer Chris Brown is arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape

Brown was detained Monday on potential charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions and remained in custody Tuesday, a judicial official told Associated Press. She claims the group then went went to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel near the Concorde Plaza in central Paris. Brown's publicists at Sony Music would not immediately comment.

People Graham says he’ll ask Trump to meet Pakistan, Afghan leaders
Author: 0 Graham says he’ll ask Trump to meet Pakistan, Afghan leaders

Senator Lindsey Graham called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Foreign Office in Islamabad on Sunday. Since being appointed in September, Khalilzad has met with all sides, including the Taliban, Afghan officials and Pakistan's political and military leadership in efforts aimed at finding a negotiated end to America's longest war in neighboring Afghanistan .

People Few signs of breakthrough as May set to unveil Brexit Plan B
Author: 0 Few signs of breakthrough as May set to unveil Brexit Plan B

MPs are due to vote on any proposal next week, after the PM's original plan was defeated last week by a record-breaking 230 votes in the House of Commons. "We both want to wait and see what the British Prime Minister ( Theresa May ) says to Westminster today when she makes her statement following the events of the last 10 days or so".

People Pakistan condemns Afghan attack, terms it ‘an act to vitiate peace efforts’
Author: 0 Pakistan condemns Afghan attack, terms it ‘an act to vitiate peace efforts’

Taliban insurgents, fighting to drive out worldwide forces from Afghanistan and reintroduce their version of strict Islamic law, claimed responsibility for the attack, which spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said killed 190 people. Death toll figures from the attack vary. But provincial officials insisted that the toll was much lower. Several bodies were transported to Kabul city and many injured were transferred to hospitals in Kabul, ' he said.

People Sailors killed after two vessels catch fire off Crimea
Author: 0 Sailors killed after two vessels catch fire off Crimea

The agency earlier said that "no signal from either one of the two captains" had been received. The Federal Agency for the Sea and River Transport said the blaze erupted while fuel was being pumped from one vessel to another. In November, Russian border guards seized three Ukrainian naval vessels near the narrow channel, which links the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov. Authorities in the Crimean city of Kerch were preparing to receive the victims, he added.

People Harris: I’m running
Author: 0 Harris: I’m running "for the people"

She is also the first African-American candidate to enter the race, and her campaign rollout speaks to that significance: Her announcement comes on Martin Luther King Jr. "All she has to show for her brief time in the Senate is a radically liberal voting record", RNC spokesman Michael Ahrens said in a statement. Screenshot of Sen.

People MLK’s son criticizes Pence for comparing Trump to his father
Author: 0 MLK’s son criticizes Pence for comparing Trump to his father

President Trump told reporters it was a "great day" and a "beautiful day". He did not respond to questions about the government shutdown during the brief appearance. Memorial, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington D.C. The Science Center of Iowa is located in downtown Des Moines at 401 W. Martin Luther King Jr . Sen.

People What’s Open, What’s Closed On Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Author: 0 What’s Open, What’s Closed On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Travelers missed their chance to relive the civil rights leader's legacy and many others were anxious they could not visit the sites during the upcoming federal holiday honoring King. In a Sunday interview with CBS News, Vice President Mike Pence likened President Donald Trump to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr . The White House released its presidential proclamation a few days before the holiday, officially recognizing January 21 as the Martin Luther King Jr.

People Theresa-May-Brexit-Delay-UK-Parliament
Author: 0 Theresa-May-Brexit-Delay-UK-Parliament

May said she will take the conclusions of Irish backstop discussions back to the EU. But it requires the Prime Minister to face reality, and accept her deal has been comprehensively defeated. The group is planning to take the argument further at a news conference on Tuesday, fronted by Labour MPs David Lammy and Bridget Phillipson with Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson and Caroline Lucas, the Green party leader in Westminster.

People Crowds converge on Washington for annual anti-abortion rally
Author: 0 Crowds converge on Washington for annual anti-abortion rally

He said that even if it is never reversed, "we can provide new laws that will define personhood and give the fetus and child the protection of our U.S. In a tweet posted Friday, Scalise stated that "it's wrong that the USA is 1 of only 7 nations - like North Korea - in the world that allow abortion on demand at any point in pregnancy".

People Yellow vest' protesters keep up pressure on Macron, clash with police
Author: 0 Yellow vest' protesters keep up pressure on Macron, clash with police

Since then, however, the protests have grown into a broader movement aimed at tackling income inequality and are calling for giving citizens a stronger voice in government decision-making. In Paris , 20 people were arrested, according to Paris police. Saturday marks the 10th straight weekend of yellow vest protests , and will test whether Macron's debate is diminishing the movement's momentum.

People Fireball at illegal Mexico pipeline tap kills 66
Author: 0 Fireball at illegal Mexico pipeline tap kills 66

Dozens of family members have gathered at the site hoping to find loved ones since the gusher of gasoline burst into a fireball Friday evening. That "ill" is fuel theft, which newly-sworn in President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he is now even more determined to crack down on.

People Trump may have spoken to Cohen before false testimony to Congress - Giuliani
Author: 0 Trump may have spoken to Cohen before false testimony to Congress - Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani said it would have been "perfectly normal" for Trump to discuss the testimony with Cohen, his former legal fixer who has admitted to lying to Congress about when the " Trump Tower Moscow " project ended. Instead, Cohen said they actually continued until that June, after Trump had clinched the Republican nomination. Petrillo declined to comment on Saturday.

People Barefoot Toddler Walks with Hands Raised Towards Armed Cops
Author: 0 Barefoot Toddler Walks with Hands Raised Towards Armed Cops

The suspects, Chad M. Bom and James W. McMullen, were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting after employees at a local store called the police, adding that they believed at least one of the men was armed. An arresting officer, along with the child's mother and her arrested husband, all attempt to coax the girl away from the truck. While it is unclear from the footage if officers aimed their weapons at the child, Tallahassee police has since released further footage of the incident from ...

People Trump says U.S. 'made a lot of progress' with North Korea
Author: 0 Trump says U.S. 'made a lot of progress' with North Korea

But US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the North has yet to take "concrete steps" toward dismantling its nuclear weapons . Since the historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un in June, the denuclearization talks have reportedly stalled, with Pyongyang demanding immediate sanctions relief and Washington urging North Korea to take more steps to dismantle its nuclear infrastructure.

People World's oldest man dies aged 113
Author: 0 World's oldest man dies aged 113

The world's oldest living person is also Japanese. Nonaka was born in 1905 and eventually operated the inn, which is now managed by his granddaughter. The record holder for the oldest man ever is also Japanese, Jiroemon Kimura, who died at the age of 116 years and 54 days on June 12, 2013, according to the British organisation.

People Did Trump ask Cohen to lie to Congress? House may open inquiry
Author: 0 Did Trump ask Cohen to lie to Congress? House may open inquiry

Carr's statement also appeared to dispute BuzzFeed's assertion that the special counsel learned about Trump's directive from interviews with employees of the Trump Organization, emails, text messages and other documents. "It was done by independent reporting.So the story stands on its own". "Today's claims are just more made-up lies born of Michael Cohen's malice and desperation", Giuliani said.

People WhatsApp Globally Limits Forwards to 5 Chats to Curb Rumours
Author: 0 WhatsApp Globally Limits Forwards to 5 Chats to Curb Rumours

WhatsApp carefully evaluated the test and listened to user feedback over a six-month period. WhatsApp has brought into force a limit on the amount of messages each user can forward on to their contacts. In addition to technical measures, it launched campaigns there to educate its users about fake messages. In South Africa a number of advertising scams rely on WhatsApp users forwarding a luring message to friends in return for supposed free air time or vouchers , or access to a list of ...

People Kamala Harris announces presidential candidacy
Author: 0 Kamala Harris announces presidential candidacy

In an odd and occasionally eye-popping 57-second campaign launch video, Kamala Harris announced her intention to seek the Democratic presidential nomination "for the people". Harris was a member of the sorority during her time at Howard University. She has pushed back against critics of "identity politics", who she says are using the term as a pejorative to marginalize issues of race, gender and sexual orientation.

People Weekend winter storm hits the Philadelphia region
Author: 0 Weekend winter storm hits the Philadelphia region

There are heavy bands of snow moving through northern IL and southern Wisconsin on Saturday morning. It becomes heavy into the night, with rates as high as one to two inches per hour for a time. The wind will pick up too, with gusts that could get up to 28 miles per hour. AccuWeather is predicting blizzard conditions to wallop interior portions of the Northeast with up to 40 inches of snow.

People Extreme Cold Warning issued for Waterloo Region
Author: 0 Extreme Cold Warning issued for Waterloo Region

Wind chill minus 32 in the evening and minus 38 overnight. It remains very cold through Tuesday mid-day and then temperatures slowly climb into the low 20s. Wind chills will drop between 5 and 15 degrees below zero along and west of the Parkway, but the Highlands could be as cold as 25 below zero. It will be a frigid start for those heading to work this morning as bitterly cold temperatures hang on in the city.

People What's in Trump's immigration offer to end USA shutdown?
Author: 0 What's in Trump's immigration offer to end USA shutdown?

Trump had billed the plan as a compromise, but Democrats said it didn't go almost far enough, prompting a flurry of Sunday morning tweets . In return, Republicans would get $5.7 for the border wall . "It is a compassionate response to the ongoing tragedy at our southern border", Mr. Trump said about his planned deal, said he hoped "Democrat lawmakers" would provide "their enthusiastic support".

People British PM May considering amending Good Friday deal to solve Brexit deadlock
Author: 0 British PM May considering amending Good Friday deal to solve Brexit deadlock

This comes as it has been reported Mrs May could adapt the Good Friday Agreement in a desperate bid to get her Brexit deal past MPs after it was crushed in a historic defeat last week.The Prime Minister is due to inform Parliament today on what she has achieved by talking to other party leaders in Westminster after her deal was rejected by 432 votes to 202.

People Chicago Policemen Acquitted Of Alleged Coverup In Teen Shooting
Author: 0 Chicago Policemen Acquitted Of Alleged Coverup In Teen Shooting

Van Dyke's lawyers had argued the former officer should only be sentenced to probation for second-degree murder , which is the minimum punishment allowed in IL. Though he often appears unflappable and his questioning of witnesses is typically a quiet march through the evidence he wants to cover, McMahon has also shown a dramatic side, as he did during his opening statement to jurors when he rapped his knuckles on the lectern once for every shot Van Dyke fired.

People Major winter storm in US wreaks havoc on travel
Author: 0 Major winter storm in US wreaks havoc on travel

The average delay at O'Hare International Airport was almost an hour on Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of flights were cancelled in and out of Chicago area airports on Saturday and as the storm moved east airlines were cancelling flights to the East Coast.

People Facebook faces 'record-setting' fine over privacy violations
Author: 0 Facebook faces 'record-setting' fine over privacy violations

The Washington Post reported earlier on the fine and said the agency's five commissioners met recently to discuss it. USA authorities are reportedly considering imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook after the data of tens of millions of its users was harvested by political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica .

People Lebanon's Aoun urges greater efforts to repatriate Syrian refugees
Author: 0 Lebanon's Aoun urges greater efforts to repatriate Syrian refugees

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz were the only two to attend, after a series of obstacles mired the conference in controversy only days before delegates arrived. Syria was suspended from the Arab League in 2011, but some members are pushing for its reinstatement and others have reopened shuttered embassies in Damascus.

People Several dead after bomb blast in Syrian capital Damascus
Author: 0 Several dead after bomb blast in Syrian capital Damascus

The projectile was sacked shortly after Syrian state media said Israel conducted a rare daylight missile attack in and around Damascus. It said that shooting followed the explosion. There were no immediate reports on the extent of any damage. Usually silent about its attacks on Iranian targets near its frontier, Israel has lifted the veil this month, a sign of confidence in a campaign waged amid occasional tensions with Syria's big-power backer Russian Federation.

People World Economic Forum warns of impact of global tensions
Author: 0 World Economic Forum warns of impact of global tensions

Environmental threats-including extreme weather, failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation, natural disasters, biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse, and man-made environmental disasters-dominate the top 10 lists for both likelihood and impact.

People Vladimir Putin gifted puppy by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic
Author: 0 Vladimir Putin gifted puppy by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic

Russian Federation was among the first countries to condemn Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008, and it has since voted against the membership of Kosovo in worldwide institutions in line with Belgrade's policies. The problem of Kosovo will not be solved soon because the Albanians living in the split region are not ready for a compromise, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday.

People Pittsburgh Weather: Wind Chill Advisory Issued As Temperatures Continue To Fall
Author: 0 Pittsburgh Weather: Wind Chill Advisory Issued As Temperatures Continue To Fall

Wind chill readings will be between 4 below and 9 above Saturday into Sunday morning, even as wind speeds decrease. The warning will end Monday with Environment Canada calling for a high of -16C. The health office and first responders were expected to encourage homeless people to seek indoor shelter. Temperatures are expected to warm up slightly Sunday, reaching the lower 30s.

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