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Kamala Harris announces she is running for president in 2020

Today 20:00 GMT

California Sen. Kamala Harris announced Monday she is running for president, joining a fast-growing crowd of Democrats jumping into the 2020 race.

KAMALA HARRIS' RECORD AS 'PROGRESSIVE PROSECUTOR' FACING NEW SCRUTINY AS SHE EYES 2020 RUN. Harris also released a campaign video on Twitter where she said, "Truth. “I’m running for president of the United States, and I’m very excited about it,” Harris, 54, said in an announcement on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Source: Global News

Trudeau tells MPs to stay focused on Canadians despite turmoil elsewhere

Today 19:04 GMT

Justin Trudeau told his MPs to stay focused on helping Canadians at home in this coming election year, despite the anxiety created by global turbulence.

Justin Trudeau should ban Huawei, show ‘leadership’ over China’s detention of Canadians: Erin O’Toole. The prime minister referred to the China-U.S. trade war and the pending Brexit divorce of Britain and Europe, as well as the threat of climate change and the economic upheaval of lost jobs to Artificial Intelligence.

Source: BBC

California Democrat to run for president

Today 20:00 GMT

A vocal critic of President Donald Trump, she is the fifth Democrat to join the battle for the party's nomination in the 2020 election.

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary will be the first time more than one woman competes for the party's nomination. Kamala Harris is the kind of Democrat who could stick around and prevail in what is sure to be a gruelling nomination battle.

Source: The Guradian

Monday US briefing: Trump shutdown concessions dismissed by Democrats

Today 20:00 GMT

The hint comes as Trump grudgingly attempts to deliver concessions that might end the government shutdown, now in its fifth week.

Donald Trump has again raised the ire of the right by suggesting he may one day grant amnesty to migrants living in the US illegally, tweeting that the measure could be used as leverage for a deal “on immigration or something else”. The hint comes as Trump grudgingly attempts to deliver concessions that might end the government shutdown, now in its fifth week.

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Mary Anne Marsh: Two years of Trump and it's midnight (not morning) in America

Today 19:05 GMT

Two years ago, Donald Trump took the oath of office and delivered a dystopian inaugural address that was more midnight in America than morning in America.

There is one line in his inaugural address that explains the troubling Trump approach to governing America: “The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.” Two years later, Trump’s actions have taken a toll on our country that warrants the dark view of his speech.

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Steve Hilton: Trump is daring to clean up the establishment's biggest messes – and they hate him for it

Today 20:00 GMT

According to establishment politicians and the establishment media, President Trump is like some kind of demented bull in a china shop, barging into issues he doesn't understand with a dangerous combination of ignorance and bluster.

What if the real reason they hate him so much is that he's showing them up for their failures. In fact, some of the loudest voices on the left and the "Never Trump" right who scream abuse at President Trump literally helped create the mess he's now trying to clean up.

Source: Global News

Trump discussed Russia tower deal well into 2016, Giuliani says

Today 20:00 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump pursued a business deal to erect a tower bearing his name in Moscow throughout 2016, his attorney said on Sunday, raising new questions for congressional investigators looking into possible ties between the president and Russia.

Giuliani denies Trump knew of plan to give $50M Trump Tower penthouse to Vladimir Putin. “It’s our understanding that they (the discussions) went on throughout 2016,” Giuliani, a former New York City mayor, told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Probably up to, could be up to as far as October, November,” he said.

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Biden, weighing 2020 bid, tears into Trump at MLK breakfast over Charlottesville comments

Today 20:00 GMT

Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to link President Trump to what he described as “forces of darkness” and hatred, in a blistering speech to a Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast sure to keep speculation alive about a possible 2020 bid.

Preceding Biden at the National Action Network breakfast was former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who hinted at 2020 considerations when he quipped that he wanted to get “pointers” from Biden on what it’s like to live in Washington.

Source: BBC

May boxed into her comfort zone

Today 20:00 GMT

The prime minister is embarking on yet another push to see if she can win over Brexiteer Tories and the DUP to support an amended version of her Brexit deal.

"The chief whip told the prime minister that if she relies on Labour votes to get her deal through she will split the party," the former frontbencher tells me. A senior Tory tells me that May is acting on the advice of her chief whip, Julian Smith.

Source: The Guradian

Pent up for years, Democrats finally in control of Albany pass a burst of bills

Today 20:00 GMT

In just the first few days of this year’s legislative session – after Democrats in November won control of the state senate - lawmakers have passed a major overhaul of the state’s voting laws, and new protections for gay and transgender New Yorkers.

The early burst of activity is a shift from past years, when progressive advocates were accustomed to making their way to Albany as the legislative session neared its end, staging protests, waiting out late nights of legislative wrangling, and returning mostly empty handed.

Source: Common Domain

Brexit Brief: Will parliament take back control?

Today 20:00 GMT

The UK’s Brexit policy is essentially deadlocked following the prime minister’s crushing defeat on her Brexit plans on January 15.

Another proposal, from pro-European rebel Conservative Dominic Grieve, would give parliament the power to hold a series of “indicative votes” to determine what form of Brexit could command majority support. Cooper, a politician from the UK’s opposition Labour Party, will put her proposal to parliament today, after a scheduled address from May on what her next steps will be.

Source: DW

Bavaria shows off new border police

Today 20:00 GMT

Bavaria's interior minister, Joachim Herrmann, declared the state's new special border unit a success, insisting that "the Bavarian border police makes Bavaria and Germany safer."

Joined by the director of the state's border police department, Alois Mannichl, in Munich, Herrmann said 37 traffickers had been caught, while 696 illegal border crossings had been identified. Bavaria's interior minister, Joachim Herrmann, declared the state's new special border unit a success, insisting that "the Bavarian border police makes Bavaria and Germany safer."

Source: DW

Indian transgender politician Apsara Reddy: 'I want to be looked upon as an equal'

Today 20:00 GMT

India's opposition Congress party has recently appointed transgender activist Apsara Reddy as general secretary of its women's wing, making her the 134-year-old party's first transgender office bearer.

I want to be looked upon as an equal, somebody who is praiseworthy, who can deliver, and who can leave their gender at the door and still be an equal.

Source: DW

German Jewish History Award goes to Hilde Schramm

Today 20:00 GMT

Read more: The Gurlitt find: 'Degenerate and Nazi stolen art exhibitions in Bern and Bonn. The German Jewish History Awards were founded in 2000 by US entrepreneur Arthur S. Obermayer and his wife, Judith, to honor Germans, typically non-Jews, who make significant contributions to preserving the memory of German-Jewish communities.

The daughter of Hitler's war production minister Albert Speer has been honored for the foundation she started to support Jewish women's projects.

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Theresa May defiant over calls to delay Brexit, sticks to failed deal as Parliament remains deadlocked

Today 20:00 GMT

The British prime minister stood defiant against calls to delay the country’s departure from the European Union, saying her “Plan B” on Brexit will include some concessions that will break the deadlock and see her rejected deal approved by Parliament.

Speaking in front of the House of Commons on Monday less than a week after its members decisively voted down her EU divorce bill – rejected calls from pro-EU lawmakers to delay Britain’s departure from the bloc or to hold a second referendum on whether to leave.

Source: BBC

Historic Brexit deal vote awaited

Tuesday 22:45 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Woman denied abortion in Dublin despite new legislation

Friday 14:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The Morning Download: Hey Big IT Spenders

Friday 14:30 GMT
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Kidnapped Canadian found dead in Burkina Faso: security officials

Thursday 14:30 GMT
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Trump accuses Pelosi of being 'controlled by the radical left,' hours before White House statement on shutdown

Sunday 15:24 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Why Europeans Won’t Catch Wall Street’s Bandwagon

Friday 14:30 GMT
Source: The Guradian

A nude direction: why is Avril Lavigne posing naked with a guitar?

Friday 14:30 GMT
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Super Bowl ticket prices: Here's what Patriots-Rams seats cost

Today 20:00 GMT
Source: BBC

Rolls-Royce vies for UK nuclear role

Today 20:00 GMT
Source: BBC

CIA spy who inspired Argo dies

Today 16:19 GMT
Source: DW

China: Football's (still) sleeping giant

Today 20:00 GMT
Source: Global News

Tony Mendez, former CIA officer and inspiration for ‘Argo’, dies at 78

Today 03:19 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Spanish rescuers start drilling to reach boy trapped in well for six days

Today 01:29 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Zimbabwe high court orders government to restore full internet

Today 20:00 GMT

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