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Democrats warn USA remains vulnerable to Russian election interference

Democrats warn USA remains vulnerable to Russian election interference The 200-page report commissioned by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the committee's ranking member. "Republicans should finally take control!" Even so, Cardin's report says that the US has no "coherent, comprehensive and coordinated approach to the Kremlin's malign influence operations, either overseas or at home". [Full Article...]

Pressed on False Claims About Muslims, US Ambassador Goes Silent

Pressed on False Claims About Muslims, US Ambassador Goes Silent Instead of moving on, another reporter would simply ask a variation on the question again. Hoekstra was repeatedly asked Wednesday at a news conference in The Hague about the remarks he made at a conference in the United States that was sponsored by the conservative David Horowitz Freedom Center. [Full Article...]

Norway's PM Makes Business Case of 'Green Economy' to Trump

Responding to Trump's public doubt regarding the science behind global warming, Solberg told The Washington Post: "We believe that the science is proof". It made it very hard for us to deal in terms of business. "Certainly I'll see what happens, but when they have no collusion, and nobody's found any collusion at any level, it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview". [Full Article...]

Japan tracks Chinese frigate near disputed isles

Japan tracks Chinese frigate near disputed isles China's defense ministry said that a Chinese missile frigate had responded to two Japanese ships entering its claimed waters but that the ships had now left. Japan saw foreign submarines navigating in its contiguous zone in 2013, 2014 and 2016. It was spotted again on Thursday morning in the zone northeast of Taisho Island, part of the Japanese-administrated uninhabited Senkaku islands, as was a... [Full Article...]

Farage open to 2nd Brexit referendum

Farage open to 2nd Brexit referendum Speaking on Channel 5's The Wright Stuff , Mr Farage described why he now things a second vote could be necessary. Polling has yet to provide a consistently clear picture of the likely... However, Peter Whittle, Farage's former UKIP colleague, did not agree with the second vote. He said it was "a complete surrender to the Remain campaign". [Full Article...]

'No deal' Brexit could cost United Kingdom about 500000 jobs, London mayor says

'No deal' Brexit could cost United Kingdom about 500000 jobs, London mayor says Mr Khan is warning that with just 10 months to go, time is running out. The study said that in a no-deal scenario, the industry that fares the worst would be financial and professional services, with as many as 119,000 fewer jobs nationwide. [Full Article...]

NHS Forth Valley "sorry" patients have experienced longer waits in A&E

NHS Forth Valley This compares to 92.5 per cent in the comparable week the previous year. Record numbers of patients are being forced to wait longer than than four hours to be seen in A&E as underfunded hospitals struggle with an unfolding winter crisis, official figures show. [Full Article...]

Why North Korea is eager to talk to the South

Why North Korea is eager to talk to the South Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with Russian journalists on January 11, 2018. Trump, who jokingly calls Kim "Rocket Man", said in May 2017 that he would be honored to meet Kim, who he called a "smart cookie". After the successful talks, North Korea plans to send a delegation Pyeongchang. Russian Federation and China both advocate for a freeze-for-freeze plan that would see North Kore... [Full Article...]

Turkey urges Russia, Iran to stop Syrian army offensive…

Turkey urges Russia, Iran to stop Syrian army offensive… The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed grave concern for an estimated 2 million people in the Idlib region, where the population has grown as Syrian rebels and civilians fled government advances in other areas. They clashed with Tahrir al-Sham fighters around the airport, the Britain-based war monitoring group said. On Wednesday, 35 soldiers were killed at the airport, said the Ob... [Full Article...]

Israeli forces conduct sweeping raid after deadly shooting attack

Israeli forces conduct sweeping raid after deadly shooting attack A military statement said the army beefed up its presence in the area of the attack overnight, with soldiers canvassing the area to locate the suspected gunmen. The Arab League will meet on February 1 to discuss how to counter US President Donald Trump's move last month to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Egypt's state news agency MENA said on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Is Travelling To Mexico Safe? State Department Issues Travel Advisory

Is Travelling To Mexico Safe? State Department Issues Travel Advisory Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas have all been classified as a level 4 risk, the highest on the scale. Most of northern Mexico, including the border states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Sonora as well as Durango, Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi, are under level 3 warnings. [Full Article...]

This Kellyanne Conway Interview Will Give You a Headache

This Kellyanne Conway Interview Will Give You a Headache Conway appeared on The Sean Hannity Show on Fox News Tuesday, where she spoke on Trump's bipartisan meeting with legislators on immigration earlier that day and mentioned Hillary Clinton's views on immigration policy. "Can you do like 10-12 more tweets about Hillary Clinton that explain how you never think about Hillary Clinton ?" an additional post wondered with sarcasm. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Will Let States Require People To Work For Medicaid

Trump Administration Will Let States Require People To Work For Medicaid The Trump administration will allow states for the first time to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. To date, CMS has received demonstration project proposals from 10 states that include employment and community engagement initiatives: Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin. [Full Article...]

Immigration agents descend on 7-Eleven stores in 17 states

A federal inspection was underway, they said. And they appeared to open a new front in Trump's expansion of immigration enforcement, which has already brought a 40 percent increase in deportation arrests and pledges to spend billions of dollars on a border wall with Mexico. [Full Article...]

Myanmar: Military's mass grave admission exposes extrajudicial killings of Rohingya

Myanmar: Military's mass grave admission exposes extrajudicial killings of Rohingya He was speaking at a special session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva called by Bangladesh. After months denying any wrongdoing, Myanmar has admitted its forces helped kill 10 Rohingya in custody in an apparent bid to blame a few rogue soldiers for what the global community alleges is part of an organised ethnic cleansing campaign. [Full Article...]

Voters Wary of Trump, Confident in Economy

Voters Wary of Trump, Confident in Economy And it doesn't stop there:In an open-ended question, allowing any answer, 69 voters (not percent) describe Trump's first year in office as a "disaster", followed by 62 voters who say "chaotic", 44 voters who say "successful", 28 voters who say "horrible", 27 voters who say "great", 26 who say "good", 24 who say "terrible", 24 who say "embarrassing" and 23 who say "interesting". [Full Article...]

Grassley: Hope Trump doesn't call me about Russian Federation probe

Grassley: Hope Trump doesn't call me about Russian Federation probe Dianne Feinstein as " sneaky " and slammed her for releasing testimony Tuesday from the August questioning of the co-founder of Fusion GPS, the company that hired the author of the dossier of allegations about Trump and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Shocking Photo Emerges of Dead Koala Screwed to Pole in Australia

Shocking Photo Emerges of Dead Koala Screwed to Pole in Australia One commentator on the Koala Recue Queensland Inc (KRQLD) Facebook page said: "Loved to see the culprits screwed to a pole through their *****!" It gives the location as a lookout at Brooloo Park, 140 km (85 miles) north of the city of Brisbane in Queensland state. [Full Article...]

#MeToo: US Democratic politicians urge wearing black to Trump speech

#MeToo: US Democratic politicians urge wearing black to Trump speech Last year, female Democrats chose to wear white in support of women's rights, when President Trump spoke to a joint session of Congress for the first time. Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier of California, who has led the #MeToo movement on Capitol Hill by sharing her own story and encouraging fellow members and staffers to do the same, is part of the group planning to don black ensembles on ... [Full Article...]

Joe Arpaio Revives Racist Obama Birther Conspiracy

Joe Arpaio Revives Racist Obama Birther Conspiracy Arpaio reportedly said the two share a focus on immigration, an ability to recover from incidents that would normally sink the careers of other politicians and the ability to amass consistent media coverage. Asked Wednesday about Trump's change in position, Arpaio interjected to say that his political benefactor had only addressed the issue of where Obama was born, not the legitimacy of his birth ... [Full Article...]


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