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Virginia: second woman accuses lieutenant governor of sexual assault

Virginia: second woman accuses lieutenant governor of sexual assault But within days Fairfax was fending off a scandal of his own as the same conservative website that first disclosed Northam's yearbook photo published oblique allegations that Fairfax had been accused of sexual assault. "I have never forced myself on anyone ever", Fairfax said . He called the accusations "a vicious and coordinated smear campaign ". He said there should be an investigation and F... [Full Article...]

Australia and U.S. make record crystal meth bust

Australia and U.S. make record crystal meth bust The drugs were hidden in metal boxes and falsely labelled as loudspeakers. The shipment also included 25 kilograms (55 pounds) of cocaine and five kilograms (11 pounds) of heroin. They asked commenters on their Facebook page to, "Help us celebrate and post your best ice puns below". Police said a raid in the Melbourne suburb of Woodstock in which they were arrested also found "hundreds of thou... [Full Article...]

Breakingviews - U.S. Green New Deal is at least a big idea

Breakingviews - U.S. Green New Deal is at least a big idea The freshman congresswoman, along with Sen. "We leave no one behind". Progressive activists are "extremely supportive of the Green New Deal and think of it as the gold standard plan on climate, and expect their presidential candidates to be treating it as such", said Chad Bolt, associate policy director of Indivisible, a grassroots resistance group. [Full Article...]

US House Democrats Reopen Russiagate Probe, Send Mueller Dozens of Transcripts

US House Democrats Reopen Russiagate Probe, Send Mueller Dozens of Transcripts Since he testified in 2017, Cohen has turned on the president, cooperating with Mueller's probe and a separate investigation in NY. It's not clear what the sealed document might be, but it was part of the Mueller docket, and not the Southern District of NY, where Cohen also has a cooperation agreement. [Full Article...]

Welcoming the Year of the Pig

Welcoming the Year of the Pig Between now and February 17, Disney California Adventure Park is offering "Asian eats" that include the Mickey-shaped tofu and purple yam macarons. The film, which will be subtitled in English, will screen in areas with high concentrations of Chinese-American consumers such as Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. [Full Article...]

Senate passes Middle East policy bill rebuking Trump

Senate passes Middle East policy bill rebuking Trump The coalition gave conflicting assessments of IS strength and capabilities, reporting at the end of December that it "remains a battle-hardened and well-disciplined force", with high morale and " unfazed by Coalition airstrikes ", only to say its morale was " trending downward " in January. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump hopes talks will allow United States troop cuts in Afghanistan

Donald Trump hopes talks will allow United States troop cuts in Afghanistan The Afghan foreign ministry, however, says the Russian government has been active behind the scenes to convince more Afghan politicians to take part in the meeting. Taliban is making "nice statements" in Moscow but back home schools for girls are closed in majority of Taliban-controlled areas Fawzia Koofi , a member of Afghan parliament and one of the two women participating in ongoing "inter-A... [Full Article...]

Plan to evacuate royals in case no-deal Brexit sparks riots

Plan to evacuate royals in case no-deal Brexit sparks riots British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she is seeking changes to the Withdrawal Agreement she agreed with Brussels previous year in order to win the support of parliament. Nissan dealt another blow on Sunday by announcing it was shifting future investment away from its largest European plant in Sunderland, north east England, which employs 7,000 people. [Full Article...]

Is the end near for Ralph Northam's governorship?

Is the end near for Ralph Northam's governorship? The photo appeared in his 1984 medical school yearbook. Fairfax told reporters Monday that the 2004 encounter with a woman was consensual and he called the accusation of misconduct "a smear". The scandal threatens to cripple Northam's ability to govern. Northam is adamant to not resign, saying it would be the easy way out in ducking his responsibilities, despite almost the entirety of the libe... [Full Article...]

Senate breaks from Trump with Syria troop vote

Senate breaks from Trump with Syria troop vote Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to the media after a Senate Republican Caucus lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington , U.S., February 5, 2019. However, he said he would discuss specifics in a closed session with the panel, planned for Tuesday afternoon. Qais al-Khazali, a powerful PMF leader known for his anti-American sentiment, told Associated Press last week that he expec... [Full Article...]

Ice pellets and freezing rain coming this way

Ice pellets and freezing rain coming this way It's not until Wednesday night or even Thursday morning when the temperature at cloud level gets below freezing where it changes to light snow or flurries with little to no accumulation. The freezing rain will turn into rain later Monday, as the temperature will rise to above zero. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. [Full Article...]

European Union powers recognize Guaido as Venezuelan leader, demand free and fair elections

European Union powers recognize Guaido as Venezuelan leader, demand free and fair elections Juan Guaido, President of the National Assembly, as President ad interim of Venezuela", the proposed joint statement said, calling for "free, fair and democratic presidential elections". In Washington, US President Donald Trump warned that military intervention remains " an option " for dealing with the crisis in Venezuela. On Monday, Maduro said he had written to Pope Francis, urging him to p... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump will keep troops in Iraq to 'watch Iran'

Donald Trump will keep troops in Iraq to 'watch Iran' Asked if that meant he wanted to be able to strike against Iran, Trump said , "No, because I want to be able to watch Iran ". The US could rely heavily on intelligence work in Afghanistan , he said, and respond to developments in Syria from US bases in neighbouring Iraq. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom offered Nissan Brexit assurances, £80 million for vehicle investment

United Kingdom offered Nissan Brexit assurances, £80 million for vehicle investment The letter makes clear that in return for the full £80 million ($104 million), Nissan would need to "allocate production" of its Qashqai and X-Trail sport utility vehicles to Sunderland. A report by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said investment had effectively "stalled" amid fears over the UK's future trading prospects with the EU. [Full Article...]

Bomb threat shuts Australia international airport

Bomb threat shuts Australia international airport Police released the image today, Commissioner Ian Stewart said, to "show you what our officers faced and to reinforce that was don't shut down an global airport lightly". "I think this photo (of the fake bomb) clearly indicate the extraordinary lengths that a person has gone to to create a perception of risk, threat and fear". [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Guaido lays out broad vision for the country

Venezuela's Guaido lays out broad vision for the country The opposition's priority is to end Maduro's grip on power and usher in a transition by holding democratic elections, Guaido said in the letter to Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. "I agree that the legislative power of the country be re-legitimized and that we hold free elections with guarantees, and the people choose a new National Assembly", M... [Full Article...]

Dead, 2 Hospitalized After Small Plane Crashes Into Backyard in Yorba Linda

Dead, 2 Hospitalized After Small Plane Crashes Into Backyard in Yorba Linda Yorba Linda is about 33 miles southeast of Los Angeles. A two-story home caught fire when a large piece of the plane crashed into the roof and burst into flames, killing four occupants as well as the pilot, the only person in the plane. [Full Article...]

59-Fight MMA Veteran with Pending Murder Charges Escapes from Prison Transport

59-Fight MMA Veteran with Pending Murder Charges Escapes from Prison Transport The prisoner, identified as Cedric Joseph Marks , was last seen in the area of the 800 block of North Loop 336 West, authorities said. In early January, Marks' ex-girlfriend, Jenna Scott , and an acquaintance of hers disappeared. Marks was en route to Bell County by Texas Prisoner Transport Services from Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he had been arrested by U.S. Marshalls for burglary with int... [Full Article...]

Trump says getting closer to declare national emergency

Trump says getting closer to declare national emergency Trump has repeatedly threatened to declare a national emergency on the border, which he says would allow him to transfer money from elsewhere in the government to build his promised border wall without congressional approval. He assailed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , leader of the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, for continuing to oppose USA taxpayer-funding of the wall. [Full Article...]

Indian students arrested in USA

Indian students arrested in USA The helpline numbers are: +1-202-322-1190 and +1-202-340-2590 and email is: cons3. washington @mea.gov.in. The 8 recruiters used to obtain Certificates of Eligibility For Non-Immigrant Students Status I-20 by making false statements and collect thousands of dollars in the name of the fake university for recruiting students. [Full Article...]


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