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World 'Red scarves' march in Paris in riposte to 'yellow vests'
Author: 0 'Red scarves' march in Paris in riposte to 'yellow vests'

The bearded Rodrigues, who has become a well-known figure in the "yellow vest" movement with 50,000 followers on Facebook, was live-streaming images of the protest on the website when he was hit. They threw a grenade at me and I took a [rubber] bullet. Originally sparked by rises in fuel taxes, the "yellow vest" protests quickly snowballed into a widespread revolt over accusations that Macron, an ex-banker, is out of touch with rural and small-town France .

World ALERT DAY: Winter Storm Watch in effect for Tuesday Morning
Author: 0 ALERT DAY: Winter Storm Watch in effect for Tuesday Morning

Temperatures are forecast to fall well below freezing Tuesday night, so road conditions could remain hard through Wednesday morning. Very cold temperatures and heavy snow are expected. Travel could be very hard at times with slick roads and significantly reduced visibility. A potent winter storm is still on track to reach the Quad Cities region by this evening bringing a round of accumulating snowfall and strong winds.

World Macedonia: a decades-long quarrel over a name
Author: 0 Macedonia: a decades-long quarrel over a name

The accord has already been ratified by Macedonia's parliament and Greek parliamentary endorsement is necessary for the country to eventually join the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Shortly after the deal was ratified, Tspiras said in a tweet: "Today we are writing a new page in the Balkans". "I would like to address all Greeks who have their objections, " Tsipras said in remarks Friday.

World Arctic blast to bring strong winds to much of the UK
Author: 0 Arctic blast to bring strong winds to much of the UK

Sunday night will be cold with occasional showers - some of which may be prolonged and wintry in northern areas. Heavy snow could be making its way to the region as the Met Office issues a yellow weather warning. Met Éireann says wind may exceed these speeds in exposed coastal areas. There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with chances of flights and trains being cancelled, power cuts and problems with mobile phone coverage.

World Hundreds missing after Brazil dam collapse
Author: 0 Hundreds missing after Brazil dam collapse

We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. For many, hope was evaporating. "What just happened just now is beyond anything that I could imagine", he said. "Time is passing", she said. The mud is full of mining waste and there are fears that huge areas of land could be contaminated.

World Philippines cathedral bombing leaves at least 27 dead and dozens wounded
Author: 0 Philippines cathedral bombing leaves at least 27 dead and dozens wounded

The Philippine national police chief says two bombs that exploded during a Sunday Mass at a cathedral on southern Jolo Island have killed at least 19 people and wounded almost 50. Among the wounded were 14 troops, two police and 61 civilians. "These are people who do not want peace", Besana said. Despite Sulu's vote, the province is legally required to join Bangsamoro because voters from across the current autonomous region voted in favour of it on the whole.

World India puts into orbit satellite ‘Microsat R’ for DRDO and ‘Kalamsat’
Author: 0 India puts into orbit satellite ‘Microsat R’ for DRDO and ‘Kalamsat’

This is to reduce the weight and increase the mass in the four-stage engine expendable rocket with alternating solid and liquid fuel. The ISRO has not charged a single rupee for the launch of Kalamsat. PSLV-C44 is the first mission of PSLV-DL, a new variant of the 44.4 metre tall rocket equipped with two strap-on configuration, ISRO said. PM Modi said India has become the first country to use the fourth stage of a space rocket as an orbital platform for microgravity experiments.

World No wall win, but Trump agrees to reopen government
Author: 0 No wall win, but Trump agrees to reopen government

Some 800,000 federal workers have had to work without pay or have been kept from doing their jobs as Trump and congressional Democrats were locked in a stalemate over the billions of dollars that Trump has demanded to build a U.S. President Donald Trump continued his push for a border wall by blasting those who oppose one as "fools". "If we don't have that wall and we don't have a very powerful barrier, it's all just a waste of time", he wrote .

World Canada PM fires China ambassador over Huawei comments
Author: 0 Canada PM fires China ambassador over Huawei comments

McCallum", he said. She is also suspected of misleading bank investors with regard to a second company that was illicitly selling to Iran. John McCallum made the remarks about an extradition case involving a senior executive from the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei .

World The Queen of England spoke about Brexit
Author: 0 The Queen of England spoke about Brexit

The Head of State tends to maintain a position of political neutrality, but her comments have at times appeared to be directed at commenting on or influencing contemporary political issues. Brexit backer Andrea Leadsom, leader of the House of Commons, said it would likely be possible for Britain to gain European Union approval to delay its departure from the bloc "for a couple of weeks" if that was needed to get Brexit legislation passed by Parliament, which is deeply divided on the issue.

Author: 0 People Die in Mid-Air Plane Crash Over Italian Glacier, Officials Say

Two people were hospitalised after the crash in the Aosta Valley near France, which appeared to have happened just after the helicopter took off, unaware that the aircraft was landing, Italian media reported. Three people were aboard the light aircraft, all of them pilots who were training in mountain flying. The main difference is that skiers use a helicopter to quickly reach the "stunning heights and spectacular slopes otherwise hard to access".

World Only 20 asylum seekers a day to cross Tijuana-San Diego border
Author: 0 Only 20 asylum seekers a day to cross Tijuana-San Diego border

His first concern, he said, was about the humanitarian situation. " Mexico has clearly agreed to voluntarily take back Central American asylum seekers from USA authorities", Selee said, "but it sounds like there is still some lack of clarity about how far this cooperation will go in the future and how many non-Mexicans the Mexican government will eventually agree to take".

World Bishop Slams Students for Wearing MAGA Hats to Pro-Life Rally
Author: 0 Bishop Slams Students for Wearing MAGA Hats to Pro-Life Rally

The video of the confrontation surfaced January 18. A short video clip of one activist , Omaha tribe elder Nathan Phillips, playing a traditional drum while face-to-face with a smiling Sandmann, who wore a "Make America Great Again" cap, became the lit fuse on a controversy Bishop Foys said led to an online explosion that damaged the entire diocese.

World US recognises Tshisekedi after controversial DR Congo vote
Author: 0 US recognises Tshisekedi after controversial DR Congo vote

Beyond the politics, Tsishekedi also has to deal with the brutal militias who control parts of the country's strife-torn east where an Ebola epidemic is also unfolding. Fayulu said he won the election by a landslide, a claim backed by Congo's Catholic Church, which deployed 40,000 observers to the polls. They have not come out on the street in violent backlash as some had feared but instead hunkered down, pleased that Kabila is out of office yet unsure whether he is still in power.

World The shutdown is over, but what's next for federal workers
Author: 0 The shutdown is over, but what's next for federal workers

President Donald Trump and congressional leaders are closing in on a deal to temporarily reopen the government after the longest shutdown in US history. "The federal government has always been seen as a stable employer, and suddenly, they don't pay you?" said Alan Moore, one of the founders of the XY Planning Network, a group of fee-only financial advisers.

World Commerce chief asks why furloughed workers using food banks
Author: 0 Commerce chief asks why furloughed workers using food banks

Another called it a "glitch". Bloomberg journalist David Westin asked Ross if he understood that many federal workers live paycheck to paycheck and might not be able to walk into their local bank to ask for a loan. "It's too complicated a topic, too many issues, it's not a realistic expectation", he said. Washington and Beijing are "miles and miles" from resolving their trade war , US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday.

World John McCallum forced out as Canada's ambassador to China
Author: 0 John McCallum forced out as Canada's ambassador to China

McCallum issued a mea culpa on January 24 for earlier comments made to Chinese media in Canada - among them, that Meng could make a "strong case" in court against any USA extradition. Canada's Conservative leader Andrew Scheer , Trudeau's top rival, said at the time that McCallum should have been fired, but Trudeau at first rejected that call, saying it would do nothing to help free the detained Canadians.

World Extreme cold warning in effect for Wawa and area
Author: 0 Extreme cold warning in effect for Wawa and area

The wind will die down throughout the evening, so blowing snow won't be much of an issue throughout the overnight and Friday . The 5-15 miles per hour westerly wind will allow wind chill temperatures to fall near 20-30° below zero. Friday will be a cloudy, breezy day. Highs Friday will struggle to reach zero. "Temperatures have quickly dropped behind a cold front, allowing rain to transition to snow".

World President Trump Says He'll Deliver State of the Union 'When Shutdown Over'
Author: 0 President Trump Says He'll Deliver State of the Union 'When Shutdown Over'

It's unclear where Mr. Trump will give his address now, although the White House insists one is still happening. If Pelosi disinvites them "then she's going to have some explaining to do", she said . Test votes on related measures were scheduled for Thursday in the Senate. The Speaker, who is the third most powerful politician in the USA, had invited Mr Trump at the start of January to address Congress on the agreed-upon date of 29 January.

World Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Michael Cohen
Author: 0 Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Michael Cohen

Cohen, who used to say he would "take a bullet" for Trump while serving as his personal fixer, was served with a subpoena from the powerful Senate committee requesting he appear to testify on February 12, according to Cohen lawyer Lanny Davis .

World European Union nations put Venezuela's Maduro on notice
Author: 0 European Union nations put Venezuela's Maduro on notice

After Washington's declaration of support for Guaido, Maduro cut off diplomatic relations with the United States on Wednesday and gave USA diplomats 72 hours to leave the country. Members of the opposition gather to propose amnesty laws for police and military, in Las Mercedes neighbourhood of Caracas, Venezuela, on Saturday.

World Florida Secretary of State resigns after blackface photos emerge
Author: 0 Florida Secretary of State resigns after blackface photos emerge

The newspaper reported that when it texted Ertel the photos, he identified himself as the person pictured. He is pictured wearing lipstick, fake breasts under a blue T-shirt and dangling earrings. Ertel was the Seminole County elections supervisor at the time the photos were taken. Thursday morning he was receiving high praise from members of the Florida House Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee, which is chaired by a longtime friend and fellow Seminole County ...

World Five dead, suspect at-large after multi-parish shooting
Author: 0 Five dead, suspect at-large after multi-parish shooting

Investigators learned three people were killed in a shooting. Shortly afterwards, officials with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office say they were also called to investigate a shooting in which Theriot is the suspect. From that interview, authorities identified the couple's son, Dakota, as "our prime suspect in this case". The sheriff's office did not release a specific location along the highway of where the homicide investigation is centered.

World Charges filed, officer killed was playing game with revolver
Author: 0 Charges filed, officer killed was playing game with revolver

In a statement issued by Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner, the crime is punishable by three to ten years in jail. At this point, Hendren took the revolver back, pointed it at Alix, and pulled the trigger. Hendren's unnamed partner told prosecutors that he'd told Alix and Hendren that "they shouldn't be playing with guns and that they were police officers", prosecutors say; he says he was leaving the apartment in disgust when the shot rang out.

World Detained Huawei CFO has strong case: Canadian Ambassador
Author: 0 Detained Huawei CFO has strong case: Canadian Ambassador

He also listed several possibilities that could help her with her case. But Mr. McCallum also said one argument is that the case revolves around US sanctions against Iran that Canada did not sign onto - and that's incorrect. McCallum's comments are the latest by Trudeau officials distancing the government from Meng's case - saying, essentially, Canada's hands are tied because of an extradition treaty.

World Pelosi Says No
Author: 0 Pelosi Says No "Border Wall" Counteroffer, As Trump Fights For Shutdown Resolution

Pelosi had originally said she was concerned that DHS and Secret Service would not have the funding to properly secure the event, an accusation that was denied by the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security. Trump wants to deliver the speech Tuesday as planned. The California Democrat told Trump in a letter Wednesday the Democratic-controlled House won't pass the required measure for him to give the nationally televised speech from the House floor.

World PDP suspends campaign over Justice Onnoghen's suspension
Author: 0 PDP suspends campaign over Justice Onnoghen's suspension

Onnoghen is standing trial over allegations of fraudulent declaration of assets. Below are photos from the event. "The EU Election Observation Mission is very concerned about the process and timing of the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria ", the EU observers said in an emailed statement.

World Rescue crews inches away from trapped Spanish boy
Author: 0 Rescue crews inches away from trapped Spanish boy

A team of miners started digging a tunnel in a last-ditch bid to reach a two-year-old boy who fell into a well in Andalusia in southern Spain 11 days ago. An autopsy of the boy is now being carried out and an investigation into the circumstances of his fall into the unmarked, illegally-dug well - one of many in Andalusia - will be carried out by an investigating judge.