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Kentucky bishop apologizes for reaction to viral encounter

Kentucky bishop apologizes for reaction to viral encounter Foys says the diocese was "bullied" and reacted "prematurely". 'I especially apologize to Nicholas Sandmann and his family, as well as to all CovCath families who have felt abandoned during this ordeal. We know this incident also has tainted the entire witness of the March for Life and express our most honest apologies to all those who attended the March and all those who support the pro-life ... [Full Article...]

John McCallum resigns as Canada's ambassador to China at PM's request

John McCallum resigns as Canada's ambassador to China at PM's request John McCallum has resigned as ambassador to China at the request of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the wake of comments he made about a Huawei executive detained in Canada . A day after he apologized for a politically-explosive comments about Meng Wanzhou's extradition, StarMetro Vancouver is reporting that John McCallum made these comments on Friday to one of its reporters at a charity ... [Full Article...]

European Union reacts to Buhari's suspension of CJN Onnoghen

European Union reacts to Buhari's suspension of CJN Onnoghen Both the European Union and the US expressed concern about the suspension. But Buhari said he suspended Onnoghen after receiving an order from the Code of Conduct Tribunal hearing the case, despite a Court of Appeal injunction ordering the lower court to suspend proceedings while an application to throw out the charges was heard. [Full Article...]

UK paper pays damages to Melania Trump over false report

UK paper pays damages to Melania Trump over false report The Telegraph said it falsely characterised Ms Trump's father's personality, falsely reported the reasons she left an architecture program, and falsely reported her career as a model was unsuccessful before she met US President Donald Trump. [Full Article...]

Highway Patrol to investigate officer shooting

Highway Patrol to investigate officer shooting Police Chief John Hayden said during a news conference that a 24-year-old off-duty officer was shot in the chest when she stopped by the home. The probable cause statement says Hendren's partner felt uncomfortable and told the two they should not play with the guns. [Full Article...]

Newhouse blasts Pelosi over State of the Union showdown

Newhouse blasts Pelosi over State of the Union showdown He described Pelosi's letter - informing him that the House would not vote to permit him to speak on the floor until the government reopens - as "a disgrace" and "a great blotch on the incredible country that we all love". Trump now appears to have capitulated. "This is her prerogative-I will do the Address when the shutdown is over". Some held up paper plates with messages including "Will wor... [Full Article...]

USA ramps up push for change in Venezuela

Since then he has come under domestic and global pressure, which intensified on Wednesday after Guaidó declared himself "acting president". After Washington's declaration of support for Guaido , Maduro cut off diplomatic relations with the United States on Wednesday and gave USA diplomats 72 hours to leave the country. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump announces deal to temporarily re-open U.S. government

Donald Trump announces deal to temporarily re-open U.S. government Before Friday, neither the president or Democratic leaders appeared to want to budge or give up anything to end the shutdown . "No, I have been very clear on the wall", Pelosi told reporters at a joint news conference with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., after the deal was announced . [Full Article...]

Donald Trump backs down from alternative State of Union address

Donald Trump backs down from alternative State of Union address U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would give his State of the Union address when a partial government shutdown is over. "But Pelosi, who has become the face of Democratic opposition to Trump in Congress, pushed back, informing the president that the House would not authorize the speech in the chamber". [Full Article...]

Taliban Bring Top Leader into Talks with US

Taliban Bring Top Leader into Talks with US The two sides have also agreed on other sticking points including the exchange of prisoners and the lifting of travel bans on some Taliban leaders, Reuters reported . Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has been appointed as the head of Taliban's political office in Qatar, the Taliban group announced late on Thursday. The figure - which represents more than 28 Afghan security forces killed per day - i... [Full Article...]

Trudeau dismisses call to remove ambassador to China

Trudeau dismisses call to remove ambassador to China The US government alleges that Meng helped Huawei dodge US sanctions on Iran and has indicated it will file a formal extradition request by the January 30 deadline. Because of that, he said Meng can make a strong case to a judge that she should be freed. Canada is also seeking clemency for a third citizen who was sentenced to death, with China rejecting worldwide pressure to intervene while ... [Full Article...]

200 people missing after dam burst in Brazil - fire brigade

200 people missing after dam burst in Brazil - fire brigade The mud hit parts of the local community near the town of Brumadinho, where families were told to evacuate their homes in low-lying areas. A spokesperson for firefighters in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais confirmed the rough estimate of how many people are missing in the wake of the Friday afternoon incident. [Full Article...]

Anti-abortion activists challenge effort to protect abortion

Anti-abortion activists challenge effort to protect abortion He was distraught by the passage of the Reproductive Health Act on Tuesday, as well as the celebratory reactions to the law legalizing abortions as late as 24 weeks into a pregnancy. "Make no mistake, these two setbacks only serve to further focus and energize our movement". "I am incredibly disappointed in today's court ruling because I believe that if death is determined when a heart stops... [Full Article...]

Greeks rally against name deal with Macedonia

Greeks rally against name deal with Macedonia Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev expressed his delight. "This historic agreement between two neighbours opens the door to a new relationship between them and ushers in a new era for the consolidation of peace and security in the Balkans", he said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Sen. Graham: Pelosi SOTU Move 'New Low for American Politics'

Sen. Graham: Pelosi SOTU Move 'New Low for American Politics' Denied that grand venue, Trump promised to come up with some sort of alternative event. Additionally, the president is not allowed to address a joint session of Congress unless the House and Senate pass a concurrent resolution. When government has been opened. Both proposals were likely to fail to reach the 60-vote threshold needed in the Senate, where Republicans hold a 53-47 majority. [Full Article...]

Dis-invited by Pelosi, Trump plans 'alternative' for State of the Union

Dis-invited by Pelosi, Trump plans 'alternative' for State of the Union The State of the Union is delivered by the US president every January in front of the US Congress. Trump's first State of the Union address a year ago lasted 80 minutes, making it one of the longest such speeches in USA history. As a presidential candidate in 2016, Trump used his call for a U.S. -Mexico border wall to fire up his conservative base and drive up turnout among his supporters. [Full Article...]

Did a Bear Help Missing Boy Casey Hathaway? His Family Says So

Did a Bear Help Missing Boy Casey Hathaway? His Family Says So Casey Hathaway was playing outside with two children, who are his relatives, on Tuesday, but when the two kids returned to a home in Ernul, North Carolina, belonging to Casey's great-grandmother, Casey did not. The US Marine Corps also joined the search effort, Hughes said. "Thank you all for helping us #FindCasey". "We did not give up and we were very persistent", Craven County Sheriff Chip Hugh... [Full Article...]

Gunman kills five in Florida bank, calls 911 and surrenders, say police

Gunman kills five in Florida bank, calls 911 and surrenders, say police At least five people were killed inside a SunTrust Bank branch by a 21-year-old gunman who authorities said committed Florida's latest mass shooting on Wednesday. The chief says Xaver entered the bank at 12:30 p.m. armed with a 9 millimeter handgun wearing a bullet proof vest. Sherrie Martin, a spokeswoman for Salt Lake City-based Stevens-Henager College, confirmed that Xaver was enrolled from... [Full Article...]

House Speaker Pelosi: Ready to meet Trump any time over shutdown

House Speaker Pelosi: Ready to meet Trump any time over shutdown Trump had threatened to veto spending bills that didn't include funding for a border wall . A majority of Americans hold Trump and congressional Republicans responsible for the partial federal government shutdown , according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll . [Full Article...]

‘Roger Stone vindicated by the fact there was no Russian collusion’ - lawyer

‘Roger Stone vindicated by the fact there was no Russian collusion’ - lawyer Stone has publicly denigrated the Mueller investigation and echoed the president's descriptions of it as a witch hunt. "NO COLLUSION! Border Coyotes, Drug Dealers and Human Traffickers are treated better". Stone had tweeted cryptically before the Podesta emails were disclosed that it would soon be Podesta's "time in the barrel". Since then he has denied any prior knowledge of the stolen emails. [Full Article...]


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