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Trump offers 'Dreamers' deal for border-money proposal

Trump offers 'Dreamers' deal for border-money proposal The Senate passes short-term spending bill that would keep the government open through the first week of February. "President Donald Trump has pushed back after receiving criticism from right-wing pundits who took aim at his offer to allow DACA and TPS immigrants to remain in the US for three more years, vowing that "amnesty" is not on the table". [Full Article...]

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria He told his cabinet Israel had carried out "hundreds" of attacks over the past years of Syria's war to curtail Iran and its ally Lebanon's Hezbollah . The SOHR adds that Syria's air defences were firing their missiles to intercept them. The Russian army said Syrian air defenses destroyed seven Israeli projectiles, after four of the Jewish state's F-16 military planes "fired rockets into Syr... [Full Article...]

Trump just made an offer to Democrats to end the government shutdown

Trump just made an offer to Democrats to end the government shutdown Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump's proposal for ending the 29-day partial federal shutdown is simply "more hostage taking". Clyburn said Trump also now seems to be talking more about "barriers" instead of the wall, a shift Clyburn welcomed. It offers only three years of protections for the DACA recipients and those who hold TPS , which the Trump administration ha... [Full Article...]

Trump's new proposal is unlikely to end the shutdown crisis

Trump's new proposal is unlikely to end the shutdown crisis Trump said he is here today to "break the logjam" and provide Congress with a path forward to end the shutdown and solve the crisis on the border.Defending his plan for the border wall , he said, "The radical left can never control our borders". [Full Article...]

Half a million attend rally against India's Modi

Half a million attend rally against India's Modi The Congress President on his part sent a message to Mamata Banerjee on Friday extending his support to the event hoping that the "show of unity" will send a powerful message of "a united India together" for ideas that the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were intent on destroying. [Full Article...]

Dutchess County woman killed in Syria attack

Dutchess County woman killed in Syria attack The attack, claimed by the Islamic State group, was the deadliest to hit U.S. troops since they deployed to Syria in 2014. The four were killed in the northern Syrian town of Manbij on Wednesday. Secretary of Defense James Mattis handed in his resignation shortly after the announcement, indicating that Trump's Syria policy was one of the main sources of disagreements between himself and the ... [Full Article...]

Women's March organizers respond to controversy leading up to rally

Women's March organizers respond to controversy leading up to rally One of the national group's leaders was been criticized in particular for her association with the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan . Mary Lou Frey-Nicholson, a nanny from New Bedford, Mass., traveled over 400 miles to be there. Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov said she proudly participated in the inaugural Women's March in 2017, but she won't be involved in this year's demonstration ... [Full Article...]

Ghanaian investigative journalist murdered

Ghanaian investigative journalist murdered The International Federation of Journalists says eight journalists were killed across all of Africa in 2017 . Nyantakyi smiles as he stuffs the wads of cash into a black plastic bag and agrees to use his position as president of the Ghanaian Football Association to help the businessmen - for a cut of their profits. [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen says rigging polls 'was at the direction of' Trump

Michael Cohen says rigging polls 'was at the direction of' Trump A report by Buzzfeed claims the US President directed Michael Cohen to lie in 2017 about negotiations over a real estate project in Moscow during the election. He said the allegations against Mr Trump were "among the most serious to date" . "Look, it's ridiculous. As the president's outside council put in a statement earlier today, and they said, and I think this sums it up perfectly - i... [Full Article...]

Israeli Student Killed in 'Horrendous Attack' in Australia

Israeli Student Killed in 'Horrendous Attack' in Australia Police said forensic testing was being conducted on two pieces of clothing found nearby that they believe was likely to have been left by the person responsible for her death. "As a government, we will do whatever is required to support this woman's family and friends and I extend my sympathy to her family and friends at this bad, awful time", she added. [Full Article...]

Divers in Hawaii have close encounter with world's largest great white shark

Divers in Hawaii have close encounter with world's largest great white shark These fantastic pictures show a team of divers getting up close and personal with one of the biggest great white sharks on record. But since these latest images hit the internet, the shark's new feeding ground is attracting amateurs who want to get up close and personal to the great white. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation ready to 'save' INF arms treaty, urges Europe to help

Russian Federation ready to 'save' INF arms treaty, urges Europe to help Russian Federation does not understand whether the United States wants the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty to be ended or is ready to work jointly with Russian Federation to preserve the agreement, Ryabkov added. According to him, Russian Federation says the missile's range puts it outside the treaty altogether. Russian Federation hosted the negotiations at its mission in Geneva and M... [Full Article...]

S&P: U.S. government shutdown likely to cost more than Trump's wall

S&P: U.S. government shutdown likely to cost more than Trump's wall And all because Trump wants money for his wall , the opposition Democrats refuse, however, which is why the USA government can no longer pay all of their employees. They are people who simply don't understand why they are being asked to bear the burden-to pay the price-because President Trump and Republican leaders in the Senate have boxed themselves into a political corner. [Full Article...]

China sentences Canadian man to death in drug smuggling case

China sentences Canadian man to death in drug smuggling case Schellenberg's lawyer says they have 10 days to appeal. While Beijing formally denies any connection, the arrest of two Canadians on vague national security charges and the re-sentencing of a convicted Canadian drug smuggler to death on Monday point to a determined campaign of intimidation and retribution. [Full Article...]

Pentagon unveils large-scale plan to track, shoot down missiles in space

Pentagon unveils large-scale plan to track, shoot down missiles in space A senior administration official said Wednesday that the planned improvements in missile defense technology and operational concepts doesn't envision preemptive strikes to prevent an enemy missile launch. "The U.S. will now adjust its posture to defend against any missile strikes, including hypersonic and cruise missiles", Trump said. "In some areas, it already leads the world", the report said. [Full Article...]

Mueller Russia inquiry is no witch hunt, claims Trump attorney-general nominee

Mueller Russia inquiry is no witch hunt, claims Trump attorney-general nominee Feinstein said the nominee's past rhetoric in support of expansive presidential powers "raises a number of serious questions about your views on executive authority and whether the president is, in fact, above the law". And he promised Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., he would take another look at how the FBI handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the origins of the R... [Full Article...]

Intel: Attack on U.S. troops throws Trump's Syria plans into chaos

Intel: Attack on U.S. troops throws Trump's Syria plans into chaos Nine civilians and five US-backed fighters were among the dead in the attack on a restaurant in the flashpoint city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Videos posted to social media showed a fireball engulfing a street packed with a crowd of people. The Pentagon Friday confirmed it had begun pulling out some equipment from Syria as part of the pull-out, but that some 2,000 US forces... [Full Article...]

White House Asked for Options to Strike Iran Last Year

White House Asked for Options to Strike Iran Last Year The US considered military strikes on Iran after a mortar attack close to its embassy in Baghdad in September, American officials said yesterday. No one was harmed. In talks with other administration officials, Mr. Bolton has made it clear that he personally supports regime change in Iran, a position he aggressively championed before joining the Trump administration, according to people famili... [Full Article...]

Dems Want To Censure King, McConnell Says GOPer's Comments Were 'Unwelcome'

Dems Want To Censure King, McConnell Says GOPer's Comments Were 'Unwelcome' After his remarks were published, King said, "I want to make one thing abundantly clear: I reject those labels and the evil ideology that they define". I think he's absolutely right. "We can not continue down this path if we want to continue to be a great nation", she wrote Saturday morning. "As with any animal that is rabid, Steve King should be set aside and isolated", Rush said Monday in... [Full Article...]

Chinese Court Sentences Canadian Man To Death, Escalating Tensions

Chinese Court Sentences Canadian Man To Death, Escalating Tensions A Canadian citizen in China has been sentenced to death after a court convicted him of drug smuggling, a move likely to further inflame tensions between Ottawa and Beijing. "China has the ability to grant clemency, and this will be used as another pressure tactic against Canada", Hugh Stephens, distinguished fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, told AFP. [Full Article...]


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