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Ex-Pope Benedict Says He's Nearing the End of His Life

Ex-Pope Benedict Says He's Nearing the End of His Life Benedict wrote the letter to the Corriere della Sera in response to readers who asked about his well-being as the five year anniversary of his stunning resignation approaches, the Catholic News Agency reported. The letter, marked "urgent by hand", arrived at their Rome headquarters on Tuesday morning from "Monastero Mater Ecclesiae, V-120, Città del Vatican", the former Pope's residence. [Full Article...]

Local police warn against sharing child pornography video circulating on Facebook

Local police warn against sharing child pornography video circulating on Facebook Orlando police posted a warning about the video to its Facebook page on Sunday. Police in Detroit say the sharing of a sexually explicit video involving a young girl - even for the objective of helping the victim and catching a suspect - could lead to distribution of child porn charges. [Full Article...]

BC wine marketers 'worth their salt' will capitalize on Alberta's ban

BC wine marketers 'worth their salt' will capitalize on Alberta's ban Karen Graham is the B.C. -based founder and principal of Wine Drops, offering perspectives on policy and business matters in the Canadian wine industry. wineries. "We're going to focus on the issues that matter to British Columbians and hope that cooler heads on the other side of the Rockies will prevail". [Full Article...]

Cornyn on Trudeau: 'Who is threatening an end to NAFTA now?'

Cornyn on Trudeau: 'Who is threatening an end to NAFTA now?' Institute of Politics Director David Axelrod , who brought Trudeau to Chicago, described Trump as "the elephant in the room" during the Canadian's visit, and Trudeau was careful to not insult a president whom USA liberals often compare unfavorably to the Canadian leader. [Full Article...]

Winter storm to wallop Calgary with 25-30 cm of snow

Winter storm to wallop Calgary with 25-30 cm of snow Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected. Snow will taper off quickly after 5 or 6 Wednesday evening as the storm races off the New England coast Wednesday night. By Thursday morning, a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet, snow, and even rain is expected to form along I-15. Kids had a good time in the snow as schools cancelled classes Wednesday due to the weather. [Full Article...]

Russian lawmaker says US strike in Syria an act of aggression

Russian lawmaker says US strike in Syria an act of aggression In a major clash the USA -led military coalition in Syria has killed more than 100 troops allied with the regime of Bashar Assad - after some 500 soldiers backed by tanks launched what appeared to be a "coordinated attack" on a headquarters of rebel fighters being trained by American advisers, military officials revealed late Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Obama Claims He Doesn't Talk To FBI Director About Pending Investigations — FLASHBACK

Obama Claims He Doesn't Talk To FBI Director About Pending Investigations — FLASHBACK Trump said Friday that Federal Bureau of Investigation and DOJ leadership have "politicized" the investigative process against Republicans, noting the Nunes memo "totally vindicates" him in the Mueller probe. But it was impossible to discern from the texts alone what specifically the president was inquiring about. Fox News suggests the texts were referring to talking points regarding the C... [Full Article...]

N. Korea and the US Exchange Warnings During Disarmament Talks

N. Korea and the US Exchange Warnings During Disarmament Talks This joint effort by US and its allies will not only spread the cost of such a defensive umbrella but also show the solidarity and unity of our allies that may have seemed to weaken in recent years. American disarmament envoy Robert Wood warned Kim Jong-un's weapons must be "completely, verifiably and irreversibly eliminated". A 2.6-magnitude quake struck an area of North Korea where Pyongyang h... [Full Article...]

White House Aide Resigns After Ex-Wives Claim Domestic Abuse

White House Aide Resigns After Ex-Wives Claim Domestic Abuse He dramatically changed his tune on Wednesday after Porter resigned . "The statement was prepared before any accusations were printed but with the understanding that his past marital troubles would be used against him", the aide said. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia denies permitting flights from Israel to enter its airspace

Saudi Arabia denies permitting flights from Israel to enter its airspace Israel has reportedly encouraged Air India to invest in the new route with a $750.000 grant, said the Ministry of Tourism. For 70 years, since the creation of the Jewish state no Arab nation was permitting overflights to Israel . The Air India flights are scheduled to begin in March. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visited India last month. In an 8-hour route from Ben-Gurion Intern... [Full Article...]

One awarded death sentence, 5 get life term in Mashal murder case

One awarded death sentence, 5 get life term in Mashal murder case Mashal Khan , a mass communication student at Mardan's Abdul Wali Khan University, was lynched to death by a mob of angry students on April 13 previous year over rumors that he and his friends committed blasphemy. The court sentenced 31 of the accused in the Mashal murder case. Khan was an undergraduate student at the Abdul Wali Khan University in the northern town of Mardan , about 122km wes... [Full Article...]

US Senate reaches two-year budget deal

US Senate reaches two-year budget deal It also includes disaster relief for areas hit by hurricanes and wildfires . It appeared likely that the Senate would pass that short-term continuing resolution , but strip out the defense spending to include it in the broader two-year deal . [Full Article...]

US Forces Strike Taliban, East Turkestan Islamic Movement Training Sites

US Forces Strike Taliban, East Turkestan Islamic Movement Training Sites The bombing also destroyed vehicles that it said the Taliban took from the Afghan National Army and were turning into vehicle-born explosive devices. As a taste of what is to come, a B-52 dropped 24 precision-guided bombs this week on Taliban training camps in northern Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

Latin America Sends Solidarity to Taiwan After Deadly Quake

Latin America Sends Solidarity to Taiwan After Deadly Quake Some people are still trapped under damaged buildings which includes the Yunman Cuidi building, which has residential and commercial floors and the city's Marshal Hotel where rescuers two Taiwanese trapped. However, Hualien's airport runway was intact and rail links appear to be unaffected. The earthquake's epicenter was located approximately 22 kilometers northeast of Hualien , a notable t... [Full Article...]

Police officer fatally shot at suburban Dallas apartments

Police officer fatally shot at suburban Dallas apartments There is a large police presence at the apartment complex, where the gunman is still firing. A civilian, whose condition is unknown, was also wounded in the shooting, police said. The injured officer was taken to Medical City Plano. Later, explosions were heard. About three hours later, Richardson police reported that he had died. [Full Article...]

Pelosi sets record with 7 hour marathon speech on DACA

Shortly after 6 p.m., Pelosi, 77, finished her remarks that had been delivered entirely standing, forbidden from sitting down or taking a restroom break, all while standing in what aides said were four-inch heels. House Democrats repeatedly voted against short-term-spending bills that did not include protections for people in the program. Before signing on to the deal Pelosi wants a similar commit... [Full Article...]

Morgan Tsvangirai's health has deteriorated rapidly

Morgan Tsvangirai's health has deteriorated rapidly Khupe and Mwonzora, in particular, are reportedly against the MDC Alliance cobbled by Tsvangirai and other fringe opposition leaders while another faction fronted by the other vice president Nelson Chamisa is seen as favouring the agreement. [Full Article...]

Ministerial posts agreed on as breakthrough reached in German 'grand coalition' talks

Ministerial posts agreed on as breakthrough reached in German 'grand coalition' talks Merkel said all sides would "still need to make painful compromises" to get a deal. The outcome led to talks between both the major and minor political parties of the country targeted at forming coalition government. Merkel, who is betting on the SPD to secure her fourth term in office, added: "I'm going into talks with goodwill today, but I also expect that we'll face hard negotiations". [Full Article...]

Duda signs Poland's controversial Holocaust bill into law

Duda signs Poland's controversial Holocaust bill into law The new law states that it is now prohibited to suggest Poland was complicit in the crimes of the German Nazis during World War II. The law sets fines or a maximum three-year jail term for anyone ascribing "responsibility or co-responsibility to the Polish nation or state for crimes committed by the German Third Reich - or other crimes against humanity and war crimes". [Full Article...]

All the ads that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

All the ads that ran during the Super Bowl, in order President Donald Trump greets cheerleaders from Florida Atlantic University before a Super Bowl party at West Palm Beach's Trump International Golf Club on February 4. The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League, which is being played on the first Sunday in February every year. According to Nielsen fast affiliate estimates, NBC's broadcast of Philadelphia... [Full Article...]


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