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World MP casts her vote against Brexit deal
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In a nod to opposition parties' concerns, she promised to consult lawmakers, trade unionists, business groups and civil society organizations "to try to find the broadest possible consensus" on future ties between Britain and the European Union, and said the government wouldn't water down protections for the environment and workers' rights after Brexit.

World Extreme Cold Warning still in effect for the Stratford area
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Sunday night, snow likely. Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The heaviest snow was expected between midnight and 6 a.m., with snow lingering in some areas into the afternoon and evening. Friday looks bitterly cold with temperatures steady in the single digits with a few local flurries & snow showers possible with clouds/sun mixed (mainly from Lake Michigan).

World Speculation Grows Over Second Trump-Kim Summit
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Still, even after the Singapore summit, the first between US and North Korean leaders, there has been little real progress in nuclear disarmament. The White House said Friday that Trump and Kim will hold a second summit "near the end of February", without elaborating on the date and venue.

World Chinese Scientist Behind Gene-Edited Babies Fired by University
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Authorities also confirmed that He forged an ethical review between March 2017 and November 2018, and recruited eight couples to participate in the experiments, two of which achieved fertilization; twins Lulu and Nana are now under observation by Chinese medical experts, while another embryo has yet to be born.

World Giuliani tries to clean up comments about Trump Tower Moscow
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The Moscow deal ultimately did not materialise but Mr Giuliani's remarks suggest that Mr Trump's discussions about the project with Mr Cohen may have dragged on months longer than had been publicly known. Giuliani said Trump did not really remember when the conversations took place, but was comfortable with a general answer that Trump provided Mueller, which "would have covered all the way up to November of - covered all the way up to November 2016".

World Former diplomats urge China's President Xi Jinping to 'immediately release' detained Canadians
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A Chinese official is accusing Canada and the US of abusing the extradition system after the Globe and Mail published a report saying officials in the USA will soon proceed with a formal extradition request for Meng Wanzhou. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he encourages friends and allies around the world to point out that all countries should stand up for the rule of law.

World Theresa May’s Brexit Plan B leaves Parliament underwhelmed
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She said she would go to Brussels with new proposals after cross-party talks this week. May chided Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn for not taking part in cross-party talks, but he said May was in denial about the failure of her deal. "We must now finally know what they want", said Germany's Heiko Maas. The PM states she will continue talks to improve her deal over the next week before the House of Commons set deadline on January 29 to vote over the Brexit bill and amendments.

World Death toll from Afghan military base attack rises to 65
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Defense ministry officials said the Taliban had used US -made armored Humvee vehicles captured from Afghan forces as a auto bomb in order to breach the military fortifications. Even as a Taliban spokesman said its forces had killed 190 in the Wardak province attack, he said in an email to journalists that talks in Qatar would continue Tuesday.

World Dead as Ships With Indian Crew Members Catch Fire Near Russia
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Both vessels are said to be flying the flag of Tanzania . The other one, the Maestro , had a crew of 15 (seven Turkish nationals, seven Indian citizens, and an intern from Libya). Fourteen people have so far been rescued. "Nine sailors are still listed as missing", the spokespersons added. "As of 6 a.m. local time [on Tuesday, 03:00 GMT] the [rescue teams] ended the rescue operation and started the search operation due to the lack of hope of finding the survivors", the agency's ...

World Death toll rises to 76 in Mexico pipeline blast
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Photos of the aftermath show a field littered with charred bodies , as authorities investigate the scorched field in the city of Tlahuelilpan, north of Mexico City. Fayad said that, two hours after the pipeline was punctured, "we were informed that there had been an explosion" and the flames "were consuming everything around".

World Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England
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The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings from the Dakotas, across the Great Lakes states and into New England. Those temperatures were expected Sunday night into and through Monday. The 41 Action News weather team says snow accumulations in the metro could range from one to four inches, with higher amounts to the north. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are possible in northern and central IL through Saturday , with drifting and blowing snow expected thanks to ...

World Brexit: The Irish backstop issue explained
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London and Brussels have spent the best part of two years working on May's agreement, but MPs in parliament's lower House of Commons comprehensively rejected it last week. The first concerned the issue of a no-deal Brexit. Meanwhile, the government's trade bill, thought to be a critical piece of legislation to deliver Brexit by March 29, was stalled in the House of Lords in what the government called a "tactic of obstruction".

World Kamala Harris Announces Presidential Run
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She added: "We are the best of who we are when we fight to achieve these ideals". Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of MA and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY have both announced exploratory committees, a step that Harris is skipping. The New York Times reports that she will be holding her first campaign event in SC on January 25. She has only been in the Senate for two years and is now little-known among the general public.

World Trump, Pence commemorate MLK Day with brief visit to national monument
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The U.S. government remains shut down on this year's Martin Luther King, Jr . "This is an insult to the American people that the president of the United States does not officially recognize or give any ceremony for Dr. "His dream is still something we're striving for and I think in today's climate it's important to remember all the things he stood for, and this is a very humble way to of being able to honor him", said Chante Hearst, a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

World Prince Philip visits hospital after vehicle crash
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Warne said "massive force" must have been involved, given the damaged caused. Two people in the other vehicle were injured and taken to the hospital. A retired barrister who pulled Prince Philip to safety from the wreckage of his overturned 4×4 has recalled the moment he looked down to see the 97-year-old's blood on his hands.

World WhatsApp limits text forwards to 5 chats: Here's why
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WhatsApp's message forwarding mechanics have been blamed for helping the spread of fake news , in part because of the way the app displays forwarded messages. They're also anxious about young people being bullied through the forwarding of messages. The restriction came at a time when WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook's services are scrutinized for their role in the spread of propaganda and else untrue content online.

World Giuliani: Trump ‘Never’ Spoke To Michael Cohen About Congressional Testimony
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On Friday evening, after the White House and the president's lawyer dismissed the claim, special counsel Robert Mueller issued a rare statement to suggest that at least elements of the story were not true. Giuliani responded that Trump "answered those questions fully, and I think to the satisfaction of the special counsel". He also acknowledged in a separate interview with NBC News that conversations about that project stretched throughout 2016, including possibly up until October or ...

World Frostbite risk with Wind Chill Advisory tonight
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There is a sign the Arctic cold is waning. A Wind Chill Advisory begins at 6 p.m. today and runs through noon Monday. "If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside", Environment Canada added. Dangerously cold wind chills will arrive Thursday evening into Friday morning. Wind chill values of minus 40 to minus 45 are occurring over much of Northern Ontario .

World Parliament cannot hijack Brexit, says British minister Fox
Author: 0 Parliament cannot hijack Brexit, says British minister Fox

There is absolutely no parliamentary majority for it and it would be catastrophic harmful to the country'. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves church, near High Wycombe, Britain, January 20, 2019. Both the United Kingdom and the European Union have been striving to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Labour's Brexit chief admitted today that any divorce deal would now be likely to include the Irish border backstop hated by Brexiteers, the DUP ...

World Lebanese FM: Egypt plays great role in Arab region
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President Michel Aoun made the calls at the opening of the fourth annual Arab Economic and Social Development Summit in Beirut , at which most Arab heads of state were conspicuously absent. During the summit, leaders will discuss the devastating consequences of wars and conflicts on the peoples of the region. The AESD is being held ahead of a regional summit that has been overshadowed by divisions and controversy over Syria's participation.

World Why Trump's offer to end the shutdown is being called a 'nonstarter'
Author: 0 Why Trump's offer to end the shutdown is being called a 'nonstarter'

He says the measure would shield workers from eviction or home foreclosure, repossession of their cars and penalties for late payment of bills and student loans. Trump argues a wall is necessary for national security. Many, including Vice President Mike Pence , have defined the word "amnesty" as permanent status or a pathway to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally.

World George W. Bush Makes a Pizza Delivery During Government Shutdown
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This is the longest shutdown in USA history. According to his Facebook post , Bush is urging political leaders to end the shut down. Bush ended his post with a call for bipartisanship. US President Donald Trump is demanding United States dollars 5.7 billion to build more than 200 miles of his proposed southwest border wall, and has refused to sign spending bills reopening government lacking that money.

World Now May considers rewriting the Good Friday Agreement
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In comments that are being interpreted as significant by officials in Dublin, the party's Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer indicated his party is open-minded on the backstop. May's Downing Street office has called them "extremely concerning". A second would enable backbenchers to choose to debate and vote on Brexit issues, one day a week - breaking the convention that the government controls the parliamentary timetable.

World Congress to probe report that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie
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Cohen pleaded guilty in November to lying to Congress to cover up that he was negotiating the Trump Tower project on Trump's behalf during the heat of his presidential campaign. Cohen, who was sentenced to three years in prison last month, has agreed to testify before Congress on February 7. Cohen, the report said, then subsequently acknowledged that directive.

World Judge sentences ex-Chicago policeman to almost 7 years jail
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In a statement he read before the sentence, Van Dyke, said he was scared of McDonald and called the shooting "the worst day of my life". Attorneys on both sides agreed that if he behaves in prison, the 40-year-old could be released in less than three and a half years.

World World's oldest man dies in Japan
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He grew up in a large family and succeeded his parents in running a hot spring inn, which his granddaughter, Yuko Nonaka, later took over. "He was as usual yesterday and passed away without causing our family any fuss at all", said his granddaughter, Yuko Nonaka.

World The Queen attends church in Sandringham but no Duke
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The Duke of Edinburgh was photographed driving a new Land Rover without the seat belt , which is required on a public road. In photos published by the Daily Mail , the 92-year-old monarch can be seen at the wheel of a Range Rover on Friday, and is apparently not wearing an over-the-shoulder seatbelt.

World Burkina Faso: Body of Canadian found days after abduction
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The two were traveling by vehicle in Burkina Faso between the town of Bobo-Dioulasso and the capital Ouagadougou when they went missing. "Not a day will go by that he won't be missed", the statement added. Based in Halifax, N.S., Woodman joined Progress Minerals in 2017, having previously worked for Vancouver-based Endeavour Mining as vice-president of geology and general manager of exploration for French West Africa.

World Special counsel disputes explosive report on Trump lawyer testimony
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Smith spoke in similar terms during an interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes. Special counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that said President Donald Trump's attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress.