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2nd US-N.Korea summit to be held late February

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The North insists the deal calls for sanctions relief and other corresponding U.S. measures for the denuclearization steps it has taken so far, including its dismantling of a nuclear testing site. His comments came as Kim Jong Un visited China - North Korea's key ally - for talks with President Xi Jinping. Mr Trump has offered assurances that a second summit would allow him and Mr Kim to seal a deal resolving the nuclear standoff and improving a relationship marked by decades of ... Read More »

Theresa May set to lay out Brexit deal plan B

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Meanwhile, a senior member of Angela Merkel's Government, industry minister Peter Altmaier, warned against trying the EU's patience for political reasons. Ms Cooper told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that she believed the Prime Minister was hoping Parliament would rule out no deal on her behalf. Corbyn has said he will enter into talks with Mrs May only if she rules out the scenario, in which Britain leaves without an agreement and one that some businesses say would be disastrous for the ... Read More »

Big change to how WhatsApp lets you forward messages

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Its 1.5 billion users are due to start seeing the updated rule in action on Monday. The move to limit the number of times a user can forward a message over WhatsApp may be grounded by real concerns of limiting the spread of fake news but I'm not sure if the move will be effective in actually curbing the spread of fake news or if it is a move that is just for show. Read More »

Indian-Origin Senator Kamala Harris Jumps Into 2020 US Prez Race

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Harris is biracial - her parents were immigrants from Jamaica and India - making her only the second black woman and first South Asian-American senator ever to serve in the Senate. Gavin Newsom in his recent campaign, will be her campaign manager. "Let's be honest. It's going to be ugly", Harris told MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski during a December conference in San Francisco. Read More »

Kamala Harris announces 2020 presidential campaign

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Earlier this month, Harris, during an interview, had said that the United States is ready for a woman of colour to be president. I'm running to lift those voices. Challenges abound for the 54-year-old first-term senator. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. The Vermont senator won over liberals who oppose free-trade deals, favor a larger safety net, and want to crack down on Wall Street. Read More »

France seeks tenth weekend of protests

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The demonstrations passed off relatively peacefully in Paris where 7,000 turned up, although Reuters Television reporters saw scuffles briefly break out between police and demonstrators, some wearing masks, in the capital's Invalides district. Read More »

Extreme cold warning in effect for Greater Sudbury

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Even without the wind chill, the low overnight will be -18C. Engle said the coldest part of the day would likely be between 5am to 11am, but that people shouldn't expect the temperature to rise above the mid-teens throughout the day. Precipitation will begin moving in Tuesday night ahead of this system and again, we're presented with a tricky forecast. Some areas could see rain by Wednesday. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn's 'hedging' over Brexit could split Labour, says senior MP

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With just weeks to go before Britain is due to leave the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May will return to parliament on Monday to set out how she plans to try to break the Brexit deadlock after her deal was rejected by lawmakers last week. Britain's political impasse over Brexit is fueling concerns that the country may crash out of the European Union on March 29 with no agreement in place to cushion the shock. Read More »

Schumer says Trump's proposal won't pass Senate

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Trump's plan would protect from deportation hundreds of thousands of young "Dreamer" immigrants in the US illegally, in exchange for $5.7 billion to build 230 miles of border wall. "If the bill is filibustered on Tuesday, and we do not get a motion to proceed, people will not get paid", Mulvaney said. It's also unclear how McConnell will bring Trump's plan forward - or when voting will begin. Read More »

Former President George W. Bush delivers pizza to Secret Service

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The president's proposal would also extend protections to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders. The partial shutdown seemed certain to drag well into next week, meaning 8,00,000 federal workers nationwide would continue to go unpaid and some government functions would remain impaired. Read More »

May planning to reject calls for cross-party consensus on Brexit

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Pressing on with a revamped version of her Brexit plans will mean those in favour of a softer exit or a second referendum will vote against. Fox, a Brexit supporter, told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that May's divorce agreement with the European Union was still the best basis for a deal and warned lawmakers against trying to take more control of Britain's departure. Read More »

BuzzFeed Responds To Mueller Statement: 'We Stand By Our Reporting'

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's office released a statement on Friday night, disputing what was reported . Meanwhile, Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., the new chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said his committee would do "what's necessary to find out if it's true" that Trump had directed Cohen to lie to Congress about plans for a massive Trump Tower in Moscow. Read More »

Witness Unable to Identify Van Dyke in Courtroom

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Another man, Ed Nance, became emotional as he looked at Van Dyke and told how during a 2007 traffic stop the officer swore and slammed him on the car's bonnet, grabbed him by the arm and dragged him to his police vehicle. Prosecution witnesses testified that Van Dyke was violent and swore at them during traffic stops. Another witness, Ed Nance, struggled to maintain his composure as he looked across the room to identify Van Dyke. Read More »

World's oldest man, Masazo Nonaka dies at 113

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Nonaka died in the early morning hours of January 20 at his home-an inn on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido run by his family for four generations. The world's oldest person whose age was authenticated by Guinness World Records was Jeanne Louise Calment of France, who lived 122 years and 164 days. Read More »

Nova Scotia man kidnapped in Burkina Faso found dead

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The office of International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau told Radio-Canada that despite not having any confirmation, they were approaching Blais's case as they would a kidnapping. The bullet-riddled body of a Canadian gold miner has been discovered in Burkina Faso the day after he was kidnapped at gunpoint by suspected Islamist militants. Read More »

Buzzfeed's Trump lawyer report not accurate - Mueller's office

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Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and contacts with the Trump campaign. After the BuzzFeed report was published on Thursday night, investigators in the US Senate and House of Representatives said they plan to examine the allegations in the report. Read More »

Two killed in fire at Courchevel ski resort in France

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The Savoie prefecture says 70 firefighters were involved to put the fire under control. Mr Loiseau said an emergency call was made at around 4.30am, and that the fire blazed for a full four hours until being "fully extinguished by 8.30am". Read More »

Trump promises March for Life crowd that he stands with them

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Pence and second lady Karen Pence were a surprise addition to the roster of speakers at the rally, and after his remarks, the vice president introduced a videotaped message by President Donald Trump , which also was unexpected. Steve Daines announced Friday during the March for Life rally that he is forming the first ever pro-life caucus in the United States Senate. "We're here because we value life and we understand how important it is for our country", Crenshaw said in a video. Read More »

21 killed in Colombia auto bombing

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Officials quickly identified the perpetrator as Jose Aldemar Rojas, saying that in the attack, he drove into the academy aboard his 1993 grey Nissan Patrol vehicle that was loaded with 80 kg of pentolite, a composite high explosive. Initially after the attack, authorities said they identified the bomber but that he had no known links to armed guerrilla groups. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Read More »

Facebook faces 'record-setting' fine over privacy violations

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The Post's report cites three people with knowledge of the discussions. The Federal Trade Commission , the nation's chief privacy watchdog, is weighing a penalty against the social-media giant for violating a 2011 settlement with the agency that required the company to take a series of steps to protect users' personal information, said the person, who asked not to be named because the investigation is confidential. Read More »

Lebanon uses Arab summit to call for Syrian refugees' return

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The head of the Arab League , Ahmed Abul Gheit, said on Thursday that member states have not reached a consensus on Syria's return to the 22-member bloc. Syria, whose Arab League membership has been suspended since 2011, and Libya will not attend the summit. Seven Arab leaders had been expected at Sunday's summit but only Sheikh Tamim and the president of Mauritania came to Beirut . Read More »

Syria says it repelled Israeli air raid near Damascus

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A number of people have been killed after a bomb exploded outside a military intelligence office in the Syrian capital Damascus. Syrian military air defenses thwarted an Israeli attack on Sunday, shooting down seven missiles targeting an airport in southeastern Damascus, Russia's National Defence Control Centre was cited by RIA news agency as saying. Read More »

Weakened cooperation hampers efforts to tackle global risks

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What we need now is coordinated, concerted action to sustain growth and to tackle the grave threats facing our world today", said Brende. They agree that trade disputes worsened rapidly in 2018 and expect that growth this year will be held back further by continuing geoeconomic tensions, with 88 percent of those polled predicting ongoing erosion of multilateral trading rules and agreements . Read More »

Serbian police have right to be in Kosovo; where are they?

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Relations between Pristina and Belgrade have been tense since Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008. The United States has expressed support for Kosovo's move to create a national army, while North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said the move was "ill-timed". Read More »

Frigid wind chill prompts extreme cold warning

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Kerry Schmidt. High -22C with a wind chill of -42C this morning and -33C this afternoon. According to Environment Canada, health risks associated with extreme cold are increased for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors and those without proper shelter. Read More »

Sudanese protest doctor’s killing in Khartoum

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The Sudan Doctors' Union said a "child" called Mohammed Obeid also died in the protests after being shot in the head. The protests have since escalated into broader demonstrations against al-Bashir's three decades of iron-fisted rule that have triggered deadly clashes with security forces. Read More »

Special envoy in Pakistan for talks on Afghan peace

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On January 17, Ghani called Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and "expressed his gratitude for Pakistan's honest facilitation of these efforts", according to a statement from a Pakistan government spokesman's office. Islamabad says its influence on the Taliban is overstated but it will do whatever is possible for peace amid speculations that efforts were underway to arrange another meeting between Khalilzad and the Taliban in Pakistan. Read More »

Storm that carpeted Midwest with snow barrels to New England

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Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday, the weather service said. The average delay for flights out of O'Hare was almost an hour on Saturday afternoon. For Sunday, Amtrak has canceled six of its Keystone Service trains that normally travel from NY to Philadelphia and then on to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Read More »

About 170 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

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This was after Italian air force pilots "spotted a dinghy in distress carrying about 20 people", he told Italian television in an interview tweeted by the navy. The UN refugee agency, noting that more than 2,200 people died a year ago trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean, said that it is "concerned that actions by states are increasingly deterring NGOs from conducting search and rescue operations". Read More »

US agent testifies about dramatic 2014 capture of 'El Chapo'

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She didn't. So, he sent her to a mountainous region in her home state of Durango, where she had ties to a community that included marijuana farmers and producers. He said Zambada was the real boss of the cartel. Over time, they began mixing business with pleasure that caused her distress, she said. In a 2016 satellite interview from Mexico with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, Sanchez Lopez denied rumors that Guzman had helped her get the legislative post in Sinaloa. Read More »