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People US, China face deep trade, IP differences in high-level talks
Author: 0 US, China face deep trade, IP differences in high-level talks

The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in Washington this week for trade talks. US President Donald Trump's tariffs on US$250 billion of Chinese goods are expected to be investigated by the World Trade Organisation, with a one-time head of the Geneva-based arbitrators appellate body saying they are "inconsistent with WTO obligations".

People Stacey Abrams will deliver Democrats' response to State of the Union
Author: 0 Stacey Abrams will deliver Democrats' response to State of the Union

Abrams rose to prominence past year as a Democratic champion of voting rights, relentlessly attacking her opponent for using his position as the state's top elections official to crack down on voter fraud by pursuing administrative actions that she argued were meant to disenfranchise racial minorities.

People School and bus cancellations for Tuesday, Jan. 29
Author: 0 School and bus cancellations for Tuesday, Jan. 29

Is it safe to wait at the bus stop? Eric Knost says classes will most likely be canceled if a wind chill warning is issued. The forecast for Wednesday is for 20 below temperatures, but wind chills near 65 below. "And so you know, that one is a little tougher with the cold". In the end every decision comes down to student safety. Parkway buses are connected to heaters overnight and we will make sure our buses are started early and warm for your children when they arrive.

People North Korea nuclear: USA intelligence report says regime to keep weapons
Author: 0 North Korea nuclear: USA intelligence report says regime to keep weapons

The report also says Iran is not now making nuclear weapons , although it says the country's "regional ambitions and improved military capabilities" will probably threaten U.S. 2 world economy's business practices as well as its growing worldwide influence. "The capabilities and threat that existed a year ago are still there", said Lt.

People Boy calls 911 for help with math problem
Author: 0 Boy calls 911 for help with math problem

His emergency? He had a bad day at school. The boy, whose identity is not known, told Ms Bundy that he had maths homework he was struggling with. Lafayette police released an audio recording of the call on Twitter in which the boy says: 'I'm sorry for calling you, but I really needed help'.

People Pakistan makes slight improvement in Corruption Perceptions Index 2018
Author: 0 Pakistan makes slight improvement in Corruption Perceptions Index 2018

TI executive director Samuel Kimeu blamed the executive for protecting corruption suspects. "A region with stark political and socio-economic contrasts and long-standing challenges, many of its countries struggle with ineffective institutions and weak democratic values, which threaten anti-corruption efforts", said Transparency International.

People Howard Schultz is already starting in with the bad coffee references
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The president's tasteful you-rent-in-the-building-I-own joke was hardly the meanest comment pointed toward Schultz on Monday. " Don't help elect Trump, you egotistical billionaire a**hole ", the protester yelled. That wealth has become a point of contention with Schultz's Democratic rivals, whose policies he has sharply criticized this week. Schultz, who describes himself as a "lifelong Democrat", cited the mounting national debt as a "reckless example not only of Republicans, but ...

People Senator Kamala Harris launches 2020 presidential campaign
Author: 0 Senator Kamala Harris launches 2020 presidential campaign

Harris' campaign held the rally at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. She also emphasised unity, praising "the awesome spirit of the American people" and pledging her desire to be a president, echoing former president Abraham Lincoln's famous words, "Of the people, by the people, and for all people".

People At the UAE gender equality awards, all the winners were men
Author: 0 At the UAE gender equality awards, all the winners were men

Eyebrows were raised after photographs from the event were posted on the Dubai media office's Twitter account. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum gave the three awards respectively to the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Human Resources and the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA).

People Toronto gay serial killer Bruce McArthur pleads guilty to eight murders
Author: 0 Toronto gay serial killer Bruce McArthur pleads guilty to eight murders

Police previous year found the remains of seven of the men in large planters at a property where McArthur had worked. Their remains were later found on, and near, a property where he worked as a landscaper. This includes Selim Esen, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Andrew Kinsman, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, Dean Lisowick, Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnama, and Abdulbasir Faizi.

People 'Friend in the woods': Missing US boy says bear kept him safe
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Casey Hathaway spent two nights alone in freezing conditions after disappearing from his grandmother's garden in Ernul, North Carolina on Tuesday . Divers also assessed nearby ponds, WTVD reported. God sent him a friend to keep him a friend to keep him safe . Investigators have not found any information or evidence that indicates criminal activity, the Craven County Sheriff's Office said.

People SC hears review petition against Asia Bibi acquittal
Author: 0 SC hears review petition against Asia Bibi acquittal

The lawyer of a Pakistani Christian woman awaiting the final ruling on her fate vowed Monday he would fight the last legal hurdle for his client who had faced death threats from Islamist radicals following her acquittal in a blasphemy case past year.

People UK & Switzerland commit to post-Brexit insurance terms
Author: 0 UK & Switzerland commit to post-Brexit insurance terms

Airbus chief Tom Enders said business leaders could not plan for the future and need clear answers. "And we, along with many of our peers, have repeatedly called for clarity". Mr Coveney's comments come after Margaritis Schinas, the chief spokesman for the EU Commission, claimed it was "pretty obvious" there would be a hard border in Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

People SHEFFIELD SNOW ALERT: Met Office weather warning issued for city
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Powys County Council has already prepared for the weather and will have gritters and snow ploughs out on main roads. This could be heavy at times and the worst coming overnight and into Wednesday. The RAC was expecting 8,500 breakdowns across the United Kingdom today - 20 per cent more than usual - and has all 1,500 patrol teams available. "As this clears, ice is likely to form on some surfaces on Wednesday morning".

People Multiple officers shot in Houston
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Joe Gamaldi, president of the Houston Police Officers' Union, said three of the officers are stable, while the other two are in critical condition. I hope the families of the victims take comfort in the knowledge that everyone in our community is praying for speedy and complete recovery of each of the officers wounded in this tragedy .

People Barr still refuses to pledge to release Mueller probe
Author: 0 Barr still refuses to pledge to release Mueller probe

Barr's pledge may be a moot point, both since Mueller is reportedly close to wrapping up his investigation and because President Donald Trump has not indicated that he plans to shut down the probe. He repeated his intention to release as much of Mueller's findings as possible, though he said he did not know what form a report from the special counsel would take.

People Partial US government shutdown cost economy $3 billion: budget office
Author: 0 Partial US government shutdown cost economy $3 billion: budget office

Still, the CBO said that "all of the estimated effects and their timing are subject to considerable uncertainty". While CBO anticipates a majority of the lost real GDP will be recovered, about $ 3 billion will not be. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard working without pay during the government shutdown and their families pick up produce, eggs, milk, bread and other supplies being distributed by Gather food pantry at the U.S.

People 20 killed as bombs blast worshippers at island cathedral
Author: 0 20 killed as bombs blast worshippers at island cathedral

The victims included civilians and soldiers but initial numbers were conflicting. Shortly after the Amaq report, ISIS' "East Asia Province" also issued a formal communique for the twin suicide bombings. The referendum was followed by an announcement on Friday that the region, would govern itself by 2022 in the predominantly Catholic Philippines . Bishop Angelito Rendon Lampon served as a priest at the Cathedral for nearly two decades, until his transfer to Cotabato, another city in ...

People Man Clings To Hood Of SUV In High-Speed Road-Rage Incident
Author: 0 Man Clings To Hood Of SUV In High-Speed Road-Rage Incident

State Police said Fitzgerald took off, reaching 70 miles per hour at one point, stopping and accelerating when Kamrowski didn't get off his vehicle. They say the 65-year-old pulled over in the left lane, got out of his auto, and attempted to exchange paperwork with the 37-year-old driver still inside his vehicle.

People Taliban talks appear closer to pact after marathon talks in Qatar
Author: 0 Taliban talks appear closer to pact after marathon talks in Qatar

But a senior Taliban commander sounded optimistic after the talks with the Afghan-born Khalilzad, who played key diplomatic roles in former president George W. However, both the withdrawal and the cease-fire will be "limited and conditional", according to VOA . On Thursday , Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar , who was released from a prison in Pakistan last October, was appointed political leader of the Taliban.

People U.S. & Taliban Agree to Path for Afghan Peace Deal
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There was not yet any agreement on the ceasefire or the troop withdrawal, according the US special representative on Afghan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, who led the talks. Khalilzad told the Times he was attempting to persuade the Taliban to negotiate the future relationship directly with Kabul and denied an interim government had been discussed by US representatives.

People Duke Professor's Email to Chinese Students Causes Uproar
Author: 0 Duke Professor's Email to Chinese Students Causes Uproar

The petition says Neely had previously sent an email in February 2018 titled "To Speak or To Not Speak English", in which she said "many faculty" had noticed global students weren't using English in break rooms. I have asked the university's Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) to conduct a thorough review of the Master's of Biostatistics Program and to recommend ways in which we can improve the learning environment for students from all backgrounds.

People Starbucks CEO exploring 2020 Presidential bid
Author: 0 Starbucks CEO exploring 2020 Presidential bid

While Trump doesn't appear to be very threatened by the prospect of a Schultz presidential run, as The Atlantic noted Sunday in a report unsubtly titled " Ex-Starbucks CEO Could Get Trump Re-elected ", Democrats aren't too thrilled about the idea.

People UK Education Minister Does Not See No-Deal Brexit Becoming Government Policy
Author: 0 UK Education Minister Does Not See No-Deal Brexit Becoming Government Policy

A leading Brexit supporter says he will back Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal with the European Union if she wins concessions on controversial language created to prevent border checks in Northern Ireland . "The EU has been clear that the backstop is an integral part of the withdrawal agreement". One from senior Tory Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee, calls for the backstop to be replaced by "alternative arrangements".

People 'Dangerous' and 'brutal' cold aimed at Upper Midwest and Great Lakes
Author: 0 'Dangerous' and 'brutal' cold aimed at Upper Midwest and Great Lakes

On Monday afternoon, the city is expected to enjoy highs in the low 30s, though winds will blow as high as 30 miles per hour, the weather service said. The Southeast will also see its coldest feels like temperatures Thursday morning. The latest totals from the Weather Channel are 5 to 8 inches of snow on Monday and another 1 to 3 inches of snow on Monday night.

People More Snow, Cold Weather On The Way To Metro Detroit
Author: 0 More Snow, Cold Weather On The Way To Metro Detroit

Highs will reach the low to mid 50s on Sunday. Heavy snow will be ending from the west this morning, then a trailing band of light snow or flurries as winds gusting over 30 miles per hour shift to the northwest swing through this afternoon and evening with falling temperatures along with some blowing and drifting.

People Suspect killed himself in China blasts, say cops
Author: 0 Suspect killed himself in China blasts, say cops

It said he killed a man with whom he had business disputes in another city before driving to Changchun. Three minutes later, another blast erupted in a room on the 30th floor of the same building. There have been occasional violent incidents in mainland China where people have used explosives to express their social grievances. The incident in Changchun comes just over a week before the Lunar New Year holiday, which Chinese usually welcome with firecrackers and fireworks.

People Survivors Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day On 74th Anniversary Of Auschwitz Liberation
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In her latest podcast speech published on Saturday , one day before the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Merkel said this day reminds us what racialism, hatred and enmity can do. Rybak accuses the government of remembering only Jews and not murdered Poles in yearly observances at the memorial site. The Auschwitz observances are inclusive and ecumenical, paying homage to all of the camp's victims.

People Canadian minor charged with terror-related offense
Author: 0 Canadian minor charged with terror-related offense

January 25, 2019 - Editor's note: This story has been updated from a previous version to delete a photo from a police investigation in Kingston, Ont., due to provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act which forbids anything that could identify a youth who has been charged.

People Python hiding in toilet bites woman's buttocks
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The non-venomous carpet python was spooked by the woman sitting down above it and simply "lashed out in fear", according to the reptile experts. The Snake Catchers said that a toilet snake is probably just as afraid as you would be if you discovered it.

People Winter Storm Watch in effect for Tuesday Morning — ALERT DAY
Author: 0 Winter Storm Watch in effect for Tuesday Morning — ALERT DAY

Monday morning we could see almost one inch of snow accumulating every hour. Exact snowfall totals are still to be determined, but it does appear there will be enough to have to break out the snow shovel in much of the area, and possibly need the snow blower in the southern parts of our region.

People Cold weather alert continues for Timmins and area
Author: 0 Cold weather alert continues for Timmins and area

Joseph, Missouri, area, but they are not now listed in the Wyandotte County forecast. A cold front will pass through northeast IL and northwest IN on Thursday afternoon, with the following frigid air dropping wind chills to minus 20 to minus 30 degrees and colder later Thursday night and Friday morning.