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Australian Open: Elina Svitolina ends Marta Kostyuk's Cinderella run with comfortable win

Australian Open: Elina Svitolina ends Marta Kostyuk's Cinderella run with comfortable win Top seeds Latisha Chan and Andrea Sestini Hlavackova took just 70 minutes to see off the challenge of Oksana Kalashnikova of Georgia and Varvara Lepchenko of the U.S. Svitolina made a sluggish start in the searing heat but her serve was rock solid after the first game reverse and she broke three times to clinch the set when Kostyuk, on one knee, flopped a forehand into the net. [Full Article...]

Fianna Fáil leader backs repeal of 'harmful' law on abortion

Fianna Fáil leader backs repeal of 'harmful' law on abortion In a 20 minute contribution, he also spoke about "new realities" that mean some woman are having abortions in Ireland by taking pills bought over the internet. More TDs and Senators are giving their opinions on the recommendations. Minister Harris listed off the number of women from each county in Ireland who travelled to the United Kingdom in 2016 for an abortion, and noted that an estimated 17... [Full Article...]

Why you don't have access to Google's art selfies

Why you don't have access to Google's art selfies The app then quickly unveils an art piece next to the selfie, with a percentage that shows how close of a match it is. After you take a picture of yourself the app uses computer vision technology to analyse your features and match your selfie with historical artwork. [Full Article...]

Vote on EU Withdrawal Bill - Clause 11 amendment rejected

Vote on EU Withdrawal Bill - Clause 11 amendment rejected He said it was a complex piece of legislation that MPs had spent more than 80 hours discussing, including more than 500 amendments and new clauses. "This evening, they were presented with an opportunity to put party politics aside and join with SNP and Labour MPs to form a majority to hold the United Kingdom government to account - they did not just fail to take that opportunity, they acti... [Full Article...]

Booker slams DHS secretary's 'amnesia' on Trump's reported 'shithole' comment

Booker slams DHS secretary's 'amnesia' on Trump's reported 'shithole' comment Nielsen, who denied hearing the reported phrase. According to CNN , Democrat Dick Durbin and Republican Lindsey Graham say the President used those words, while Republican Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue don't recall. But she said that Sen. Trump warns China on trade deficit MORE (R-Ky.) used it while justifying silencing Sen. Nielsen said that Trump was frustrated that lawmake... [Full Article...]

Federal Government Shutdown possible if spending bill not passed

Federal Government Shutdown possible if spending bill not passed Will the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) keep working? The shutdown could still be avoided. President Donald Trump has expressed support for a Republican-backed continuing resolution that would extend government funding through February 16, but it hasn't passed yet. [Full Article...]

Trump healthy, did "exceedingly well" on cognitive test, doctor says

Trump healthy, did The tabloid-style book Fire and Fury by journalist Michael Wolff, published this month, led to speculation about Trump's mental fitness for office. Durbin also told Tapper the last two weeks have been "bizarre", recalling the recently televised meeting between bipartisan members of Congress and Trump , in which Trump agreed to go forward with a permanent legislative solution for the Deferre... [Full Article...]

Trump Has Lowest Approval Rate in US History

Trump Has Lowest Approval Rate in US History You are a bigoted half-wit asshole reality star that has made America a joke to the rest of the world". Nonetheless, the approval rating for the region is at its lowest level yet, clinging to a bare majority (51 percent) that may be at risk after the president's alleged remarks about the continent last week. [Full Article...]

Feds Tell Court They'll Retry Menendez in Wake of First Jury's Deadlock

Feds Tell Court They'll Retry Menendez in Wake of First Jury's Deadlock Bob Menendez on corruption charges want the judge to keep out what they call "racialized" comments by the defense. Menendez's statement said the government has chose to "double down on an unjust prosecution". Menendez pleaded not guilty to the charges, and following the announcement of a mistrial in November, said he will not forget those that doubted he would be vindicated. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis Performs Mid-Air Wedding Ceremony for Flight Attendants on Plane

Pope Francis Performs Mid-Air Wedding Ceremony for Flight Attendants on Plane Thousands of indigenous people had traveled to meet the pontiff from throughout the Amazon basin region of Peru , Brazil and Bolivia. Members of an indigenous group from the Amazon region carry a statue of Virgin Mary during a meeting at the Coliseo Regional Madre de Dios in Puerto Maldonado , Peru , January 19, 2018. [Full Article...]

Aide says Trump not 'informed' on wall idea

Aide says Trump not 'informed' on wall idea Mexico , in response to Trump's tweets on Thursday, reiterated that it would not fund the wall's construction. Trump, who has denied using that word, on Wednesday declined to say to Reuters what specific words he used. The clash between commander-in-chief and chief of staff is the latest example of Trump contradicting his own administration officials or his own parties' policies. [Full Article...]

Iran nuclear deal can not survive if United States pulls out: Russia's Lavrov

Iran nuclear deal can not survive if United States pulls out: Russia's Lavrov He stressed that Moscow shared a common interest in building a nuclear-weapon-free world but not using the methods, on which the treaty is based, Sputnik news agency reported on Friday. At the same time, he added, that the firm decisions the Security Council taken in response to nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches by the DPRK in defiance of Council resolutions must be fully implemented. [Full Article...]

The Government Might Shut Down Today: What Does This Mean?

The Government Might Shut Down Today: What Does This Mean? Trump put off an upcoming trip to Mar-a-Lago to see through the negotiations and pressed Democrats to see the bill through, putting the onus for its passage on them. President Donald Trump showed his support for the Republican-backed plan to keep the government open for four weeks just hours ahead of the deadline for a government shutdown, but congressional leaders still faced a daunting math ... [Full Article...]

Cuomo 'income raisers' (also called taxes) increase GOP ire

Cuomo 'income raisers' (also called taxes) increase GOP ire When the federal tax overhaul law was signed by President Trump in December, Americans lost their ability to deduct much of their state and local taxes from their federal tax forms. Mr. McMahon also posited that many small businesses would be wary of any new tax platform, as Albany has a longstanding reputation of letting even temporary surcharges survive for years past their intended objective. [Full Article...]

The world is losing it over the New Zealand PM's pregnancy announcement

The world is losing it over the New Zealand PM's pregnancy announcement I am not the first woman to work and have a baby", she said. New Zealanders of all political persuasions welcomed the news yesterday that Jacinda Ardern is expecting a baby in June. "It is a woman's decision about when they choose to have children and it should not predetermine whether or not they are given a job or have job opportunities", she said. [Full Article...]

Rand Paul's Alleged Attacker Agrees to Guilty Plea

Rand Paul's Alleged Attacker Agrees to Guilty Plea The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of IN was assigned as special prosecutor IN the case following the recusal of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Kentucky. Boucher's lawyer, Matthew Baker, confirmed to Newsweek that Boucher would plead guilty, and said he "continues to be very regretful". Boucher reportedly supported far-left politics. [Full Article...]

California couple charged with torture scheduled for court hearing

California couple charged with torture scheduled for court hearing A Christian couple arrested for torture and child endangerment after their 13 children were rescued from their filthy home on the weekend only allowed the severely malnourished children to eat once a day and shower once or twice a year, according to law enforcement officials. [Full Article...]

Government to pledge extra £44m for Channel border security

Government to pledge extra £44m for Channel border security The Prime Minister sent a gushing tweet about celebrating her an "entente chaleureuse" - meaning "warm agreement" - after the pair agreed to even closer co-operation post-Brexit. Mr Macron initially hailed the coalition agreement as "good news" for France and for Europe, but he has not wholeheartedly embraced Mrs Merkel's new pro-European programme of government, crucially disagreeing on the q... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court will decide on Trump's travel ban

Supreme Court will decide on Trump's travel ban In a nod to the Supreme Court's reinstatement of some aspects of the earlier ban, the Ninth Circuit limited its December injunction to "foreign travelers who have a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States ". The Trump administration has maintained that the President has the authority to install travel bans in order to protect national security. In its ruling against ... [Full Article...]

Trump, Theresa May to meet on sidelines of Davos summit

Trump, Theresa May to meet on sidelines of Davos summit While Trump had agreed to an audience with French President Emmanuel Macron at the summit, despite efforts from Whitehall to "engineer an encounter" between Donald Trump and Theresa May , a meeting had been in question. Abhishek said DIPP will also host a welcome reception for the WEF members, where 1,500 people are expected. Besides Prime Minister, there will be six Union Ministers includi... [Full Article...]


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