Sleet, snow and ice forecast

A second weather warning for snow and ice for the Capital and surronding areas will also run from 9pm on Tuesday to midday on Wednesday, 30 January. The Met Office said widespread "patchy accumulations" of between 1cm and 3cm of snow were likely, w... More..

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Bombs kill 20 at Philippines cathedral
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Bombs kill 20 at Philippines cathedral

Witnesses said the first blast inside the Jolo cathedral sent churchgoers, some of them wounded, to stampede out of the main door. Duterte was to meet with some of the survivors and hold a security meeting wi...More..

by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Painting stolen from Moscow gallery as witnesses watch

The Interior Ministry said on Monday that they have detained a 31-year-old suspect in the theft and recovered the painting, which had been hidden at a construction side outside Moscow. The painting was on loan ...More..

Theresa May faces both ways in bid to save her Brexit plan
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Theresa May faces both ways in bid to save her Brexit plan

Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement, which includes a almost two-year transition period to help minimize economic disruption, earlier this month. The Labour front bench has b...More..

Houston shooting: Five police officers shot, suspect 'down'
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Houston shooting: Five police officers shot, suspect 'down'

At this time, there's no word on the officers' condition. "They were struck by gunfire, but they are ambulatory and expected to make a full recovery". An investigation revealed black tar heroin was being sold o...More..

Men Involved In Mass. Pike Road Rage Incident Are Arraigned
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Men Involved In Mass. Pike Road Rage Incident Are Arraigned

Kamrowski says it all started after Fitzgerald swerved into his lane and bumped his vehicle. The SUV came to a halt when fellow motorists boxed him in, and one driver came out with a gun and forced Fitzgerald...More..

Steve Martin lands Roger Stone role on ‘SNL’s’ latest White House parody
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Steve Martin lands Roger Stone role on ‘SNL’s’ latest White House parody

I'm starting to think this Trump guy might have done some crimes at some point. It's true we spoke on the phone, but those communications are political in nature, they're benign and there is certainly no conspi...More..

Taliban talks offer glimmer of hope for peace
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Taliban talks offer glimmer of hope for peace

Direct U.S. talks with the Taliban began last year, the culmination of sporadic contacts with the insurgent group in recent years. "Seize the opportunity. Abdul Hakim Mujahid, a former Taliban official and no...More..

Taliban says talks with the USA enter fourth day in Qatar
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Taliban says talks with the USA enter fourth day in Qatar

The deal calls for a withdrawal of foreign forces in return for assurances that al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS) group will not be allowed to use Afghanistan as a base, the sources said. In recent months, ...More..

Schultz 'Doesn't Have the Guts to Run'
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Schultz 'Doesn't Have the Guts to Run'

After he stepped down from his position at Starbucks previous year, Schultz said at the time that he may consider a White House bid. Mr Schultz rebuffed that criticism during his CBS interview , insi...More..

Woman Freed After Being Stuck In Elevator For 3 Days
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Woman Freed After Being Stuck In Elevator For 3 Days

An undated stock photo of a NY firefighter. A woman in New York City is recovering in a hospital after she was rescued from the elevator where she was stuck for three days. They bought the Upper East Side t...More..

Accumulating Snow & Polar Vortex To Hit The Lansing Area
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Accumulating Snow & Polar Vortex To Hit The Lansing Area

Northeast Iowa could receive upwards of 6 inches of snow early in the week, but in Ames that number is closer to an inch. Temperatures in Chicago could drop to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 29 Celsius) fo...More..

Shutdown projected to cause $3B permanent hit to economy
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Shutdown projected to cause $3B permanent hit to economy

As Donald Trump threatens another government shutdown , Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Keith Hall warns that another shutdown would increase the risk of "security incidents". Coast Guard Po...More..

Russian Federation probe 'close to being completed'
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Russian Federation probe 'close to being completed'

Speaking at his first press conference since taking over the Justice Department in November 2018, Whitaker also said he has been "fully briefed" on Mueller's probe. The current special counsel regulations s...More..

USA has offered to hold arms control talks with Russian Federation
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

USA has offered to hold arms control talks with Russian Federation

The Russian Ministry of Defense showed military attaches of foreign countries the new 9M729 missile, the creation of which, according to the United States, violates the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate...More..

Much of country braced for heavy snow
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Much of country braced for heavy snow

The warning is because of " snow , possibly heavy at times", which is reportedly likely to develop overnight on Tuesday, going into Wednesday. This weekend, Ireland faced a nationwide wind warning, following ...More..

China is using tech advances to repress its people — George Soros
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

China is using tech advances to repress its people — George Soros

He believes that their behavior is enabling China's quest for a closed society. And based on how the last two years have gone, he's not in the business of making friends - especially not in the Chinese govern...More..

Europe will not ratify deal without backstop - Coveney
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Europe will not ratify deal without backstop - Coveney

The Chamber's CEO Bob Sanguinetti said: "The only way to truly take No Deal off the table and guarantee an orderly exit is to revisit the Withdrawal Agreement". The trade body for United Kingdom shipping, which...More..

97-Year-Old Survivor Angered By Holocaust Denial
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

97-Year-Old Survivor Angered By Holocaust Denial

More than 3 million of Poland's 3.2 million Jews were murdered by the Nazis, accounting for about half of the Jews killed in the Holocaust. Poland's prime minister and the ambassadors of Israel and Russian Fe...More..

Violence at French Yellow Vest Protests Prompts New Rallies
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Violence at French Yellow Vest Protests Prompts New Rallies

Dramatic video that he filmed himself showed the moment he was struck in the face, moments after protesters were seen fleeing across the square. They threw a grenade at me and I took a [rubber] bullet. The poll...More..

Canada's ambassador to China resigns after Huawei remarks
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Canada's ambassador to China resigns after Huawei remarks

The prime minister's office announced Saturday that ambassador John McCallum had been told to hand in his resignation - just hours after he weighed in on a high-stakes extradition case for the second time in ...More..

Giant carpet python bites woman while sitting on toilet
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Giant carpet python bites woman while sitting on toilet

Helen Richards, 59, was attacked by the carpet python when she visited a relative in the city. "I jumped up with my trousers down and turned around to see what looked like a longneck turtle receding back in...More..

Missing After Mining Dam Collapses in Brazil
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Missing After Mining Dam Collapses in Brazil

Nine people were rescued alive from the mud, and about 100 stranded people were saved. Fire officials say among those missing are 200 employees who were having lunch in the dam's administrative area when the ...More..

White House: President Trump OK with second shutdown over border wall spat
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

White House: President Trump OK with second shutdown over border wall spat

In a speech in the Rose Garden , he did not admit to backing down. US President Donald Trump has been widely criticised for "caving" over the shutdown. In December, when Trump offered signals that he might...More..

Northern Macedonia: the Greek Parliament approves the agreement in the name dispute
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Northern Macedonia: the Greek Parliament approves the agreement in the name dispute

The Greek Parliament will vote this afternoon on an agreement for the settlement of the almost three-decade-long name dispute with Macedonia. For the deal to go through, the change must have also been approved ...More..

Australia's Heatwave Is Taking A Toll On People, Animals, Infrastructure And Land
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Australia's Heatwave Is Taking A Toll On People, Animals, Infrastructure And Land

The South Australia state capital city of 1.3 million people beat its previous 80-year-old record of 46.1 C set on January 12, 1939, and records tumbled in smaller towns across the state. Local authorities in...More..

IN Focus: Stop-gap measure brings temporary end to government shutdown
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

IN Focus: Stop-gap measure brings temporary end to government shutdown

White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told CBS' "Face the Nation" that Trump's goal is to work with Congress . Party lawmakers said they're concerned Trump will threaten government shutdowns in th...More..

Winter Storm On The Way, Here’s What To Expect
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Winter Storm On The Way, Here’s What To Expect

From this Sunday evening overnight into Monday morning heavy snow and blowing snow is expected over this same area. A few flurries may linger through the morning, before moving out by noontime. The snowfall sho...More..

Roger Stone does not rule out cooperating with Mueller
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Roger Stone does not rule out cooperating with Mueller

The tweet comes after Roger Stone's arrest and indictment Friday for alleged obstruction of justice and lying to Congress . But his alleged dealings with anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks as they publishe...More..

Queen Sends Coded Brexit Message to Bickering MPs
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

Queen Sends Coded Brexit Message to Bickering MPs

HRH Queen Elizabeth II attends a State Banquet at the Philharmonic Hall on the first day of a tour of Slovakia on October 23, 2008 in Bratislava, Slovakia. Her weekly audiences with prime ministers are taken ...More..