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World South Korea signs short-term deal to pay more for U.S. troops
Author: 0 South Korea signs short-term deal to pay more for U.S. troops

Under a new cost-sharing agreement signed by South Korean and American negotiators on Sunday, Seoul will pay approximately $923 million in 2019, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said in a statement cited by the Associated Press. Betts also said the U.S.is pleased with the results, acknowledging Seoul's contribution to the alliance. The late former North Korean leader Kim Il-sung, who's Kim Jong-un's grandfather, visited Hanoi two times in 1958 and 1964.

World Trump may not even be a free person in 2020: Warren
Author: 0 Trump may not even be a free person in 2020: Warren

How many investigations are there now?" "By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president", she continued. "They're everywhere, and these are serious investigations, so we'll see what happens". Saturday's appearance is part of a series of organizing events that Warren is holding around the country to boost support for the US senator from Massachusetts' presidential campaign in early primary states.

World Russian Federation may unplug from the internet to test its cyberdefenses
Author: 0 Russian Federation may unplug from the internet to test its cyberdefenses

ZDNet also reports that Russian officials "plan to route 95 percent of all internet traffic locally by 2020 ". Potential sources of the online foreign aggression that Russia evidently fears so much are not hard to find: only yesterday British defence secretary Gavin Williamson announced in a speech that the United Kingdom will be spending more of its defence budget on "offensive cyber capabilities" (otherwise called "hacking"), while North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has not been shy of ...

World Senator Amy Klobuchar announces 2020 presidential bid
Author: 0 Senator Amy Klobuchar announces 2020 presidential bid

Today we say enough is enough". The 58-year-old enters an increasingly crowded field of Democrats competing to challenge President Donald Trump . "Well, it happened again. "Minnesota Nice is not going to work on a national stage", Jennifer Carnahan, chair of the state's Republican Party, told the Star Tribune newspaper.

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Author: 0 "El Chapo" Found Guilty On 10 Counts In New York Trial

Guzman's wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, leaves Brooklyn federal court on January 17 after attending the trial. He could face life behind bars in a maximum security US prison. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan lauded the jury's meticulous attention to detail and the "remarkable" approach it took toward deliberations. The defense's strategy centered on attacking the credibility of the cooperating witnesses - former secretaries, pilots, cocaine suppliers, Guzman's top trafficker in the United ...

World Tiger found, taken from southeast Houston home
Author: 0 Tiger found, taken from southeast Houston home

But the tiger was real and was being kept in a "rinky-dink" cage in a garage in the 9400 block of East Avenue J, police told KPRC-TV. Despite being relatively calm for a tiger in its situation, it had to be tranquilised so animal rescue officers could get it out of the house safely.

World Turkey accuses China over human rights as ‘poet dies’
Author: 0 Turkey accuses China over human rights as ‘poet dies’

The social media campaign, launched Tuesday under the hashtag #MeTooUyghur, follows the release of a state media video showing famed Uighur musician Abdurehim Heyit, who many believed had died in custody. Naidoo said China must be held accountable for its repressive actions. The video was not a guarantee that Mr Heyit was in fact alive, he said, adding that the tone, ambiance, undisclosed location and soundproof walls were all hallmarks of coerced and scripted confessions in which the ...

World Trump supporter attacks BBC cameraman at El Paso rally
Author: 0 Trump supporter attacks BBC cameraman at El Paso rally

The BBC reports the unidentified Trump supporter twice nearly knocked Skeans and his camera over as he "shoved and swore" at other members of the press and yelled "f**k the media" before security escorted him away. According to The Guardian , Ron Skeans , who was covering the Trump rally for BBC, was met by a man who had somehow gotten onto the media platform.

World In Revolution anniversary speech, Rouhani lays claim to Bahrain, other neighbors
Author: 0 In Revolution anniversary speech, Rouhani lays claim to Bahrain, other neighbors

State TV showed large crowds defying frigid weather and carrying Iranian flags while chanting "Death to Israel, Death to America", trademark chants of the revolution. Following reports of a second failed space launch by Iran in less than a month, the U.S. State Department last week called for "tougher global restrictions to deter Iran's missile program".

World Newborn baby girl stuck in stormwater drain rescued
Author: 0 Newborn baby girl stuck in stormwater drain rescued

The baby was found to be suffering from mild hypothermia when she was freed. Cllr De Boer said some residents told her that they heard the baby crying as early as 1am and thought it was cats mating . Rescue Care said the circumstances leading to the baby ending up in the drain were still unknown.Police were investigating the matter, South African media reported.

World Fire in Delhi hotel kills 17, raises questions of safety
Author: 0 Fire in Delhi hotel kills 17, raises questions of safety

A woman and a child died after they tried jumping from a window of the building. Images showed thick smoke and flames billowing out of the top floor of the Hotel Arpit Palace in a congested part of the Indian capital. In recent months, officials have shut down a number of shops and restaurants in some of Delhi's most exclusive neighbourhoods for not following fire safety measures.

World Miami police seek public's help in 'disturbing' abduction caught on video
Author: 0 Miami police seek public's help in 'disturbing' abduction caught on video

Witnesses said the woman tried to hide in a restroom. She was visibly distressed when the male figure dragged her out of the workshop and into the White Nissan Altima. Police released the footage in a bid to find the victim, who they described as black woman in her mid 20s or early 30s, and between 5 ft 4 inches and 5 ft 8 inches tall.

World Combatting Trump, Two States Pull National Guard Troops From the Border
Author: 0 Combatting Trump, Two States Pull National Guard Troops From the Border

Newsom will reassign roughly 110 troops to beef up California's fire preparation efforts in advance of the next wildfire season and expand the guard's counterdrug task force programme. The troops were deployed by her Republican predecessor, Susana Martinez, a year ago at Trump's request. The Pentagon announced plans last week to send 3,750 troops to the border to install concertina wire and help Customs and Border Protection agents.

World Crowds chant 'Death to America, death to Israel'
Author: 0 Crowds chant 'Death to America, death to Israel'

Iranian political and military officials have also attended the rallies along with other people to rejoice at the auspicious ceremony. According to Channel 12 news, the factory is meant to focus on producing precision missiles, dramatically upgrading the threat to Israel from the vast arsenal of rockets and missiles deployed against it in southern Lebanon by Iran's proxy, Hezbollah.

World Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pushes for a Green New Deal in Congress
Author: 0 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pushes for a Green New Deal in Congress

According to a recent December 2018 public opinion poll conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, 80% of registered voters surveyed support a Green New Deal , including 92% of Democrats and 64% of Republicans.

World O'Rourke, Trump to headline dueling Texas border town rallies
Author: 0 O'Rourke, Trump to headline dueling Texas border town rallies

Some sported "Make America Great Again" hats, and said they were there to show their support for the construction of a wall at the border. Supporters of President Donald Trump and his proposed wall gathered at the Texas-Mexico border Saturday, linking hands to form a human barrier of their own.

World May urges United Kingdom lawmakers: Give me more time to get Brexit deal
Author: 0 May urges United Kingdom lawmakers: Give me more time to get Brexit deal

After the British parliament rejected the Brexit withdrawal agreement in January, German carmakers urged the British government not to leave the bloc without a trade deal. The accord follows a Swiss "Mind the Gap" strategy developed after British voters approved Brexit . It covers issues like free trade, public procurement, agriculture and the fight against fraud.

World Scores dead after consuming bootleg liquor
Author: 0 Scores dead after consuming bootleg liquor

Health officials in India are now having a tough time attending to patients after no less than 72 victims died consuming contaminated liquor. The district magistrate of Saharanpur district in Uttar Pradesh, Alok Kumar Pandey, said last week that doctors had concluded many victims died "due to liver infection and problems in their respiratory system".

World Special weather statement calls for mixed bag of weather on Wednesday
Author: 0 Special weather statement calls for mixed bag of weather on Wednesday

We're expecting at least an inch of snow overnight before the precipitation freezes up. The heaviest snow totals are expected along the Lake Michigan shore line and along I-94. Forecasters have warned of more to come on Sunday and Monday . Current watches and advisories for New Jersey. Behind this system, a gusty westerly wind will kick up by Wednesday afternoon (as high as 40 mph).

World French 'yellow vest' protester loses fingers in violent clashes
Author: 0 French 'yellow vest' protester loses fingers in violent clashes

The protest in the French capital has passed the National Assembly and will end up near the Eiffel Tower. The police source, however, said numbers were higher, with 21,000 demonstrators taking part in rallies outside Paris . Thousands of protesters also turned out in the French cities of Marseille and Montpellier as well as Bordeaux and Toulouse and in several cities in France's north and west.

World Chelsea Clinton Rebukes Ilhan Omar Over 'Anti-Semitic Tropes'
Author: 0 Chelsea Clinton Rebukes Ilhan Omar Over 'Anti-Semitic Tropes'

He says Omar told these groups that Israel and Palestine issues were not her main priorities, but that doesn't appear to have been the truth. "Congresswoman Omar's comments are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself", he wrote . "Her words are deeply hurtful and offensive". In 2018, AIPAC spent more than $3.5 million lobbying for pro-Israel measures, according to lobbying disclosure filings maintained by the Senate's Office of Public Records .

World Palestinian teens killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza
Author: 0 Palestinian teens killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza

Another 17 Palestinians were shot and wounded at different protest sites along the border, the ministry added. 14-year-old Hasan Shalabi who was killed by a bullet in the chest by Israeli sniper fire, was reported to be the grandson of the sister of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, raising alarm over further potential escalation.

World Theresa May Promises U.K. Lawmakers Brexit Vote by February 27
Author: 0 Theresa May Promises U.K. Lawmakers Brexit Vote by February 27

Labour is proposing its own Brexit plan, which would involve the United Kingdom staying in a customs union with the EU, which they say could get the backing of a majority of MPs. MPs voted to replace the controversial backstop with "alternative arrangements" in a vote on amendments to the PM's Brexit deal last month. But May's office published her reply to Corbyn late on Sunday, showing little appetite for a U-turn which would risk splitting her fractious party by ruling out the scope for ...

World Winter Storm Watch in Effect for Sudbury
Author: 0 Winter Storm Watch in Effect for Sudbury

Snow will spread quickly across the rest of the region Tuesday morning. There is potential for 15 to 25 cm of snow across the area, with higher amounts possible should this low pressure system become more moisture laden than now expected.

World Thailand to free refugee Bahraini footballer after extradition bid dropped
Author: 0 Thailand to free refugee Bahraini footballer after extradition bid dropped

Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed on Monday night that, as of 9pm, al-Araibi had been freed from prison and was on his way to the airport to travel back to Australia. Al-Araibi has said he was blindfolded and had his legs beaten when he was held in Bahrain previously. A court filing from Thai prosecutors had noted that while Thailand and Bahrain do not have an extradition treaty, extradition is still possible by law if Bahrain makes an official request - which it did - and if the crime ...

World Two more ‘significant’ winter storms headed for western Washington
Author: 0 Two more ‘significant’ winter storms headed for western Washington

But most of the heavy snowfall was expected to end by Sunday morning, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported . Monday: Cloudy with scattered flurries early, then light snow developing in the afternoon. In Tualatin, Ore., resident Autumn Sang was mobbed during a visit to a grocery store to stock up on supplies. Even though we won't be down to freezing in DC, a little sleet on the roads could still cause some slippery spots overnight and early Monday morning.

World John Dingell: 'The work is certainly not finished. But we've made progress'
Author: 0 John Dingell: 'The work is certainly not finished. But we've made progress'

Tributes poured in following Dingell's death, including from former US presidents, colleagues and some of his more than 250,000 Twitter followers. He described Dingell as a "tireless advocate" who fought for clean air, clean water, consumer protections and financial regulations throughout his almost six decades in Congress .