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Storm Erik Brings Wet And Windy Weather

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There will be a spell of heavier rain accompanying the strong gusts with snow over the tops of the Pennines. "This weather has impacted the network, but I'm pleased to say that we were able to restore some power within minutes and our engineers have also worked in hard conditions to restore power to customers and they'll be working through the day to restore the remaining customers as quickly as possible". Read More »

Russia Warns EU Over 'Obstacles' In Constructing Nord Stream 2

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France and Germany have struck a compromise allowing Berlin to remain the lead negotiator with Russian Federation on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe, a proposed deal showed Friday. A French diplomatic source told AFP that Paris was " not for or against Nord Stream 2 ". Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in Moscow that Washington was spearheading efforts to undermine fair competition. Read More »

Seattle receives the most snow in 70 years, bitter cold temperatures expected

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Almost 20 million people in the Northwest are under storm alerts Saturday morning as one to two more inches of snow are expected to fall in Seattle, according to CNN meteorologist Haley Brink . Schools and offices closed early in the Seattle area, and commuters swarmed the roads in an effort to get home before the heaviest snow arrived. Wintry winds from the Fraser River Valley in Canada are expected to blow into the Puget Sound region at around 20 to 35 miles per hour. Read More »

Whitaker has time on his mind under Democratic grilling

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Trump has repeatedly referred to the Russian Federation investigation as a "witch hunt". "I gotta tell you, I say that with sadness, because the attorney general role is America's lawyer". Nadler called the hearing to provide oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice, which Whitaker has overseen since former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was sacked in November. Read More »

Tripura | ‘Mahamilawatwalas’ in Olympic competition to abuse me: PM Modi

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Huge hoardings from Gannavaram airport - where Modi will land at 10 am were put up along the National Highway up to Guntur, saying Modi, No Entry' while protests were organised in some parts of the state against the visit. The prime minister listed out central schemes including recently launched PM Kisan, Ayushman Bharat, Ujjwala Yojana for LPG connection and insurance for workers to counter the opposition's charge that the BJP-led government's policies are not benefiting the people. Read More »

Death toll rises to 11 in Istanbul apartment collapse

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The death toll from the collapse of a seven-story building in Istanbul has risen to 11 after another body was recovered, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Thursday. Security camera footage broadcast on HaberTurk television showed several people, including schoolchildren with backpacks, running away from the site as the building tumbled down and a cloud of dust engulfed the area about 4 pm. Read More »

House Democrats Divided On Strategy To Force Release Of Trump's Tax Returns

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The law says the Treasury chief "shall furnish" the requested information to the members of the Ways and Means Committee for them to examine behind closed doors. Republican lawmaker Mike Kelly argued the move would set a risky precedent, saying "an abuse of power would open a Pandora's box that would be tough to get a lid back on". Read More »

Virginia lieutenant governor on sexual assault allegations: 'The interactions were consensual'

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Gov. Ralph Northam was in attendance at Saturday's funeral for a state trooper killed in a shootout. At the same time, Governor Ralph Northam made his first public appearance since refusing to resign. Elizabeth Warren, New Jersey Sen. Fairfax has forcefully denied both allegations and refused to resign, saying he has "never assaulted anyone". On Friday, the University announced it was asking Fairfax to step down from the Sanford School of Public Policy's Board of Visitors pending the ... Read More »

Prince Philip Gives Up His Driver's Licence

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Prince Philip has surrendered his driver's license. Buckingham Palace announced on Saturday that the 97-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, father of Prince Charles and grandfather of Prince William and Prince Harry had made the decision himself. Read More »

Backed Syrian force announces 'final battle' against IS

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Citing former and current U.S. officials, the newspaper reported on Thursday that unless the Trump administration changed course, the Pentagon plans to pull a significant portion of its 2,000 troops out by mid-March, with a full withdrawal coming by the end of April. Read More »

Pope says priests kept nuns as sex slaves

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Francis did not say by whom. "I think it's still taking place because it's not as though the moment you become aware of something it goes away". In recent months, more and more nuns and women are coming forward to expose the abuse that is happening in the Catholic Church. Read More »

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren enters 2020 presidential race

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The 69-year-old from the USA state of MA has already become a main target of Trump, who has dubbed Warren " Pocahontas " for previously identifying herself as a Native American, a controversy that has plagued the run-up to her candidacy. Warren is a staunch consumer advocate who played a key role in the establishment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during the Obama administration. Read More »

USA: Tulsi Gabbard kicks off presidential campaign

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Gabbard has struggled to keep together her bid, marked already by the exit of her campaign manager and parting of ways with a consulting firm. As a teenager, Gabbard co-founded an environmental non-profit called Healthy Hawai'i Coalition, focused on educating children about protecting Hawaii's environment. Read More »

Cheers, jeers on border as Trump pushes wall in State of Union

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Hours after slamming the city, Trump's campaign announced on Wednesday that he will have a rally in El Paso, the home of potential Democraic challenger Beto O'Rourke, on February 11. By the time President Trump got around to making stuff up about El Paso, he was already headed toward double-digit prevarications. In fact, El Paso has never been considered one of the nation's most unsafe cities and its trends in violent crime mirror national swings. Read More »

Trump announces summit with Kim will take place in Hanoi

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Ahead of his visit to the Koreas, Bigeun said last week that Kim had committed to "the dismantlement and destruction of North Korea's plutonium and uranium enrichment facilities" during a September summit with Moon and at a meeting with the USA secretary of state in October. Read More »

Food Fan Donald Trump In 'Very Good Health': Chief Physician

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Conley oversaw the four-hour exam, which involved 11 board-certified specialists. Last January, Jackson said Trump's health was "excellent" compared to other 71-year-old American men in health results. Trump weighed 239 pounds (108 kg) at last year's physical. Donald Trump gave a thumb's up, but did not respond to reporters'questions about how he was feeling. Read More »

Second woman accuses Va. lieutenant governor of sexual assault

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Watson is reluctantly coming forward out of a strong sense of civic duty and her belief that those seeking or serving in public office should be of the highest character ", said her attorney, Nancy Erika Smith in a statement Friday. The statute of limitations in MA for sexual assault is 15 years. "With 114 editions of The Bomb available online dating back to 1885, I am not surprised that those wanting to engulf Republican leaders in the current situations involving the governor, ... Read More »

Russia Jails Extremist Jehovah's Witness For 6 Years

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Authorities in 2017 amended an existing anti-extremism law to mention Jehovah's Witnesses specifically, ordering their dissolution in Russian Federation. Dennis Christensen is escorted inside a courthouse following the verdict announcement. In December, Putin vowed to look into the persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses, saying the labeling of religious communities as terrorist organizations was "complete nonsense". Read More »

DA Quinn to Request Full Prison Term for Michelle Carter

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She appealed the conviction , but the Massachusetts Supreme Court shot her down. "We conclude that the evidence was sufficient to support the judge's finding of proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed involuntary manslaughter as a youthful offender, and that the other legal issues presented by the defendant, including her First Amendment claim, lack merit", Justice Scott L. Read More »

Police seize $1.29 billion drug haul bound for Australia

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Australian authorities said it was also the largest haul of the drug intercepted while bound for Australia and would have provided around 17 million hits of the substance also known as ice. In a statement Thursday, Customs and Border Protection officials confirmed almost two tons of meth were confiscated in Los Angeles last month as it was bound for Australia. Read More »

Trump praises Karen Pence at National Prayer Breakfast

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Other notable speakers at this year's prayer breakfast included Dr. Lance Plyler of the Samaritan's Purse evangelical Christian organization, who stressed that regardless of skin color, language, religion, or country of residence, "we are all equal in the eyes of God" and "all neighbors". Read More »

Whitaker: I Won't Testify Unless Dems Drop Subpoena Threat

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It's not clear whether he will answer those questions, or whether he will face a subpoena if he does not do so. Nadler originally invited Whitaker to appear before the committee for an open hearing scheduled for Friday. Whitaker failed to do so, leading Nadler to believe he will answer each question fully. "While DOJ claims that Whitaker made no promises to Trump about undermining the Mueller investigation, there were published reports that Trump asked Whitaker to control the prosecutors ... Read More »

Drivers warned to slow down as Storm Erik hits Donegal

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The public has been warned of of disruption with "delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport" likely. Met Éireann on Thursday issued four separate weather warnings for Ireland, two Status Orange and two Status Yellow ahead of Storm Erik . Read More »

After 2 years of rancour, Trump to call for unity in address

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Trump, who will speak at 9pm EST (02:00 GMT), is not expected to make good on his threats to declare a national emergency in order to secure the funds for the wall . He announced details of a second meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, outlining a February 27-28 summit in Vietnam. Their second summit is expected to take place late this month. Read More »

Princess Steps Into Thailand's Tense Political Fray

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The announcement means a royal-fronted party tied to the Shinawatras will directly take on the military party, whose own candidate was also announced Friday as junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha. "In everything we do we must devote our heart, our knowledge, every part of ourselves", she said in 2017 in a speech to mark her father's birthday. Read More »

France recalls ambassador to Italy as diplomatic row deepens

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He added that Italy was a friend and ally of the French people and he was willing to meet the Paris government to resolve differences. This extraordinary diplomatic rupture between two of the founding members of the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies follows also the accusations launched by Mr Di Maio and his Government partner, interior minister Matteo Salvini , who accused Paris of neocolonialism. Read More »

Thailand tells Australia and Bahrain to cooperate over Hakeem al-Araibi

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But as a sovereign country that has legal obligations and commitments to the global community, Thailand finds itself in the middle of a case involving two countries competing for Mr Hakeem's custody. The court hearing the case will need two to three months to give its ruling after the next hearing in late April, said a spokesman for the attorney general's office on Wednesday. Read More »

Jamal Khashoggi's murder planned, carried out by Saudi officials, United Nations finds

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The rapporteur's final report is scheduled to be presented in June before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, but is expected to be published a few weeks earlier, in late May. The report comes one day before a congressional deadline for the White House to submit a report on whether the crown prince did in fact order Khashoggi's killing and if it intends to impose sanctions on the de facto ruler. Read More »