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High chance of ‘heavy snow’ across Sussex

High chance of ‘heavy snow’ across Sussex Braemar in Aberdeenshire was the coldest place in the country as temperatures dipped to -11C (12.2F), 0.2C lower than the previous record for 2019. The Met Office is forecasting a night of snow for Banbury and the surrounding areas with a yellow weather warning in place. [Full Article...]

Pelosi and Trump harden positions on border wall

Pelosi and Trump harden positions on border wall Evan Hollander, a House Appropriations Committee spokesman, said the Democratic plan detailed on Thursday was the party's "position entering conference negotiations" and "every proposal raised by conferees will be thoughtfully considered". [Full Article...]

North Korea nuclear: U.S. intelligence report says regime to keep weapons

North Korea nuclear: U.S. intelligence report says regime to keep weapons North Korea is unlikely to fully give up its nuclear weapons , a USA intelligence report says, despite the hopes of the Trump administration. Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, made his assessment in a written statement on "worldwide threats" to the Senate, which was noteworthy for the many ways it differed from the rhetoric favoured by the president and his top aides. [Full Article...]

Europe will not ratify deal without backstop - Coveney

Europe will not ratify deal without backstop - Coveney Theresa May has been warned by the Irish government that there is no chance of the backstop being changed or removed from the withdrawal agreement. "He was not referring to Irish personnel and the Irish Government has no plans to deploy infrastructure or personnel at the border". [Full Article...]

Young mother dies carrying pram down NY subway stairs

Young mother dies carrying pram down NY subway stairs She was pronounced dead at Mt Sinai West hospital and the cause of death is being investigated. Her mother , Tamika Goodson, told the New York Times that the family moved to Stamford, Connecticut when Malaysia was in middle school. Byford hired the first " senior adviser for systemwide accessibility " past year, perhaps inspired by a 2017 lawsuit filed by a group of disability organizatio... [Full Article...]

Housekeeper trapped in billionaire's elevator for 3 days

Housekeeper trapped in billionaire's elevator for 3 days An employee of a NY billionaire's family spent the weekend stuck in the elevator of the family's Manhattan townhouse before she was rescued on Monday, officials said. He's estimated to be worth $2.6 billion on Forbes' list of the world's top billionaires. According to records at the Department of Buildings, no violations were found when the elevator was inspected last July. [Full Article...]

Below-freezing temps to hit 75% of USA residents

Below-freezing temps to hit 75% of USA residents In Michigan, nonessential government offices were closed, including the Capitol. A winter storm pushing across the Upper Midwest was expected to dump more than a foot of snow in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin from Sunday night into Monday . [Full Article...]

Russian Federation probe 'close to being completed'

Russian Federation probe 'close to being completed' Whitaker says he hopes to receive Mueller's report as soon as possible. Whitaker, who served as then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Chief of Staff and, as was widely reported, was President Trump's "mole" in the DOJ, also said he has "been fully briefed" on the investigation. [Full Article...]

Jerome Corsi 'happy to testify' against Roger Stone, 'affirm' indictment

Jerome Corsi 'happy to testify' against Roger Stone, 'affirm' indictment An unidentified "senior Trump campaign official was directed to contact Stone about any additional releases and what other damaging information [Wikileaks] had regarding the Clinton Campaign", the special counsel's office wrote in its indictment of Stone. [Full Article...]

Ex-Starbucks CEO aims to oust Trump in 2020

Ex-Starbucks CEO aims to oust Trump in 2020 Political strategists say such a third-party candidacy would divide the left, taking votes from the president's yet-to-be nominated Democratic challenger. Schultz said while he's been a lifelong Democrat, the USA now has about $21.5 trillion of debt and both parties are guilty of "a reckless failure of their constitutional responsibility". [Full Article...]

Extreme cold alert in effect for Toronto as frigid air returns

Extreme cold alert in effect for Toronto as frigid air returns Tuesday: Rain, possibly mixing with snow after 9 a.m., then gradually ending. Highs range from the mid-30s in our colder areas to near 40 downtown. Today will become cloudy in the morning then snow and local blowing snow with local amounts of 5 cm. [Full Article...]

Met Office issues heavy snow warning for Berkshire

Met Office issues heavy snow warning for Berkshire There is chance of travel delays on roads with chances of flights and trains being cancelled, power cuts and problems with mobile phone coverage could also occur. A widespread fall of snow is expected and people have been advised to take care when heading out in case they become caught out by the severe weather. [Full Article...]

Roger Stone's Dishonesty Might Save Him

Roger Stone's Dishonesty Might Save Him As the campaign shifted into high gear, Stone drew wide scrutiny after WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy activist group, released thousands of emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee and the campaign of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton . [Full Article...]

Extreme cold warning issued for this weekend

Extreme cold warning issued for this weekend We have abnormally strong clipper system that's going to pass by the state on Sunday night going through Monday. It'll be very heavy at times, maybe even on the order of 1 to 2 inches per hour in heavy bursts. Travel late Sunday into Monday will be treacherous and is highly discouraged. Very unsafe wind chills are expected, so much so that a Wind Chill Watch has been issued for much of the FOX 9... [Full Article...]

The vote in Athens, on behalf of the agreement with Macedonia

The vote in Athens, on behalf of the agreement with Macedonia Greek opponents of the deal plan to protest outside parliament Thursday night to defend the "Greekness" of Macedonia. Under the agreement, Macedonia will change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia. " Congratulations my friend Alexi Tsipras, together with our peoples we reached a historical victory", Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev tweeted. [Full Article...]

Wind chills could cause frostbite in a matter of minutes

Wind chills could cause frostbite in a matter of minutes SATURDAY: Partly Cloudy and Very Cold High: 7 . The wind chill numbers will stay below zero. Snow accumulations around 1 to 3 inches are in tonight's forecast . One to four inches of snow was expected but would likely drift in some areas due to the strong winds. The final weekend of January will be a cold one but nothing unusual for the middle of winter. [Full Article...]

Nigeria’s Buhari suspends chief judge, drawing opposition ire before election

Nigeria’s Buhari suspends chief judge, drawing opposition ire before election The suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen and swearing in of Justice Tanko Mohammad as acting CJN stirred widespread controversy and attracted condemnations both locally and from the worldwide community. The move - after a complaint reportedly made by Buhari's former spokesman - was immediately condemned by opposition parties as a government attempt to manipulate the judiciary. [Full Article...]

US envoy hails 'significant progress' in Taliban talks

US envoy hails 'significant progress' in Taliban talks We have made significant progress on vital issues", he said in a tweet . Last week, the Taliban threatened to walk away from talks, accusing Washington of seeking to "expand the agenda" - presumably a reference to USA demands that the insurgents hold direct talks with Kabul. [Full Article...]

Suspect at large after 5 people shot, killed

Suspect at large after 5 people shot, killed Corbin roads in reference to a homicide. WAFB reports that shortly after the bodies were discovered, police announced that a shooting at a home in Ascension Parish had left two people dead. The suspect has been charged with two counts of first degree murder, illegal use of weapons and home invasion, Webre told reporters. WBRZ was first to report the shocking attack: Theriot, in an unknown ... [Full Article...]

Trump Announces End to 5-Week Government Shutdown with Temporary Fix

Trump Announces End to 5-Week Government Shutdown with Temporary Fix The Republican bill included funding for US President Donald Trump's border wall while the Democratic plan did not. Trump triggered the shutdown , which began on December 22, with his hard-line wall-funding demand but Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, rejected it on the grounds that a wall would be costly, ineffective and immoral. [Full Article...]


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