• John Bolton's 'gold docket' reveals
John Bolton's 'gold docket' reveals "5,000 troops to Colombia" option

Colombia's foreign minister says his government doesn't know why US national security adviser John Bolton had "5,000 troops to Colombia" written on a notepad he held during a news conference announcing new Venezuela sanctions . Shanahan noted the steps that the State Department and Treasury have taken, which includes new sanctions on Venezuela...

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  • Taliban, US agree to draft peace framework
Taliban, US agree to draft peace framework

It is exploring a full withdrawal of United States troops in return for a ceasefire and a commitment by the Taliban to these direct talks. He said the deal could lead to a full pullout of United States troops in return for a cease-fire and Taliban talks with the Afghan government.

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  • Sterling sinks after lawmakers reject way to prevent no-deal Brexit
Sterling sinks after lawmakers reject way to prevent no-deal Brexit

Soon after, MPs also voted in favour of an amendment backed by the government to seek "alternative arrangements" to the controversial Irish backstop, which seeks to avert a hard border between Britain and Ireland after Brexit . "If you want Brexit, you have to vote for Brexit". The Prime Minister will now, most likely, go to Brussels to at...

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  • Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker says probe
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker says probe "close to being completed"

Many have pointed to a June memo that Barr submitted to various Justice Department officials, arguing that Mueller appeared to be inappropriately stretching the definition of obstruction of justice under existing statutes to make a case for it in the Trump-Russia investigation.

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  • Steve Martin roasted Roger Stone in SNL cold open
Steve Martin roasted Roger Stone in SNL cold open

Stone, charged last week with lying, obstruction and witness tampering in connection with Trump's campaign, told ABC's "This Week" show, the extent of his cooperation with Mueller's 20-month probe would be something he would "have to determine after my attorneys have some discussions".

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  • Snow, wind and cold
Snow, wind and cold

The snowfall forecast for Monday still looks significant as the latest information is helping narrow down the timing and how much Mid-Michigan will receive. Snow totals are expected to reach 8 inches near the Wisconsin line, 3 to 6 inches near O'Hare and 1 to 3 inches in southern areas. There will be wind gusts around 25 miles per hour to 35 mile...

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  • Met Éireann forecasts snowfall and a 'bitterly cold' week ahead
Met Éireann forecasts snowfall and a 'bitterly cold' week ahead

A weather warning for "significant snow " in our region has been issued by the Met Office. Meanwhile the outlook for Tuesday to Thursday - according to the Met Office is: "A cold few days with a mixture of clear or sunny spells and occasional sleet or snow showers giving some accumulations".

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  • WH Indicates Some Kind of State of Union Address Next Tuesday
WH Indicates Some Kind of State of Union Address Next Tuesday

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would hold an alternative event to the State of the Union address after Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi barred him from speaking in the House of Representatives until the partial government shutdown ends.

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  • Trump wounded by border wall retreat in deal to end shutdown
Trump wounded by border wall retreat in deal to end shutdown

The acting chief of staff dismissed Pelosi's claims that the wall will cost too much. With Americans exasperated over the 35-day shutdown's impact on everyday life, including air travel, Trump finally gave in and agreed to reopen the government until February 15, without getting the $5.7 billion he had demanded for a border wall .

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  • Nigeria's opposition party halts its election campaign over judge's suspension
Nigeria's opposition party halts its election campaign over judge's suspension

President Buhari announced Friday that he would suspend Onnoghen , pending the resolution of a corruption trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Buhari, who came to power in 2015 on a pledge to fight corruption, is seeking a second term.

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  • Wilbur Ross Shrugs Off Shutdown: Federal Workers Will 'Eventually' Get Paid
Wilbur Ross Shrugs Off Shutdown: Federal Workers Will 'Eventually' Get Paid

He said that grocery stores would recognize "local people" and "work along", which presumably means giving away free groceries to people that seem like they might be employees of the government. If a deal is not reached, the White House is prepared to raise tariffs on the existing $200 billion in Chinese products from 10 percent to 25 percent, an i...

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  • Venezuela's Maduro rejects European Union ultimatum on fresh elections
Venezuela's Maduro rejects European Union ultimatum on fresh elections

Russia , China, Turkey, and other states backed the elected president, Maduro, who received 67.8 percent of the vote in the presidential election a year ago. Pompeo told reporters on Saturday that he hopes countries "will ensure that they disconnect their financial systems from the Maduro regime and allow assets that belong to the Venezuelan people...

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  • Canadian prime minister fires his ambassador to China after Huawei remarks
Canadian prime minister fires his ambassador to China after Huawei remarks

That comment followed a statement McCallum issued Thursday, saying he misspoke earlier in the week when he discussed Meng's case with a group of Chinese-language journalists in Toronto, listing several arguments he thought could help her with her legal fight against extradition.

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  • 5 dead after shooting spree in Louisiana
5 dead after shooting spree in Louisiana

Dakota Theriot was captured in Richmond County, Virginia, said a statement from Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office . Livingston Parish Sherriff's Office spokesperson Lisa Steele said there is no motive at this time. They think he may be heading towards MS in a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck with license pl...

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  • Mulvaney says Trump will use executive authority if Congress won’t fund wall
Mulvaney says Trump will use executive authority if Congress won’t fund wall

Trump, however, asserted that he has not compromised on constructing a wall along the Mexico border even as he agreed to end the partial government shutdown for three weeks. On Saturday, Dobbs predicted that the president's approval ratings would drop even more. The deal resolved the crippling 35-day closure but not the fight over his proposed ...

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  • Hard Brexit would stall growth, says Bank | Ireland
Hard Brexit would stall growth, says Bank | Ireland

Ford, the top-selling automotive brand in Britain, operates two engine plants in Britain, its third-largest market, and the destination for roughly one in three cars made at its German Cologne plant. "They are wrong", Enders said. In a statement, the Central Bank said: "Given the unprecedented nature of Brexit, a situation that is without histori...

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  • Trump cancels Pelosi trip to Belgium, Afghanistan and Egypt
Trump cancels Pelosi trip to Belgium, Afghanistan and Egypt

The White House had no comment on Pelosi's request and her letter appeared to take aides by surprise. Lawmakers were caught off guard. The political tit-for-tat between Trump and Pelosi laid bare how the government-wide crisis has devolved into an intensely pointed clash between two leaders determined to prevail.

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  • Ending showdown with Pelosi, Pres. Trump postpones State of Union
Ending showdown with Pelosi, Pres. Trump postpones State of Union

Earlier on Wednesday, Trump told Pelosi that he meant to "honor the invitation" and deliver the speech on January 29 as planned, only to be rejected by Pelosi hours later. "Great, great disgusting mark", Trump said. Pelosi had initially invited Trump to give the speech later this month, but she sent him a letter last week asking him to dela...

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  • Mom: Missing boy found after 2 days missing is doing well
Mom: Missing boy found after 2 days missing is doing well

Casey Hathaway , who had been missing since Tuesday afternoon, was in good health and taken to the hospital for an evaluation, according to WECT-TV . Volunteers were sent home for the night due to safety concerns. The family of a 3-year-old boy from North Carolina claimed that he was protected by a bear while missing for three days.

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  • At least 65 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan intel base
At least 65 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan intel base

Numerous unnamed security officials told media hours after the Monday morning attack that more than 126 people were killed and dozens of others wounded. Ghani also ordered an investigation, the statement added. "We took about 65 bodies out of the rubble yesterday", Mohammad Sardar Bakhyari, deputy head of the Wardak provincial council, told Agenc...

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