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Opinion: Europe caught in a dangerous nuclear trap

Today 19:04 GMT

The Cold War is back with a vengeance, and for Europe it's even colder and more dangerous than 30 years ago, writes Christian F. Trippe.

Given their limited range and nuclear capability, it would have been Europe, not the US, to suffer the radioactive consequences. These are weapons first developed by the USSR and then later by the United States.

Source: Global News

‘So what’ if Trump and Cohen talked about congressional testimony: Giuliani

Today 19:04 GMT

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani left open Sunday the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen’s congressional testimony.

Giuliani appeared Sunday on CNN, where he said he did not know if Trump had discussed with Cohen a 2017 congressional interview at which Cohen has admitted lying about a Trump Tower real estate project in Moscow.

Source: The Guradian

Gillibrand and Gabbard face first test as 2020 candidates on past views

Today 17:14 GMT

Kirsten Gillibrand and Tulsi Gabbard, declared candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, faced tricky questions on Sunday about former political positions.

In a growing 2020 field, Gillibrand, who succeeded Hillary Clinton as a New York senator, could be one of the more substantial candidates. Gabbard, a Hawaii congresswoman and army veteran who would be the youngest president ever, starts as a rank outsider.

Source: Global News

Justin Trudeau should ban Huawei, show ‘leadership’ over China’s detention of Canadians: Erin O’Toole

Today 16:19 GMT

The escalating fight with China over its detentions of two Canadians requires Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to show clear “leadership.”

READ MORE: Who has taken action against telecom giant Huawei and why Canada hasn’t. That was the argument made by Erin O’Toole, the Conservative foreign affairs critic, in an interview with the West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson. Speaking hours after an in-camera briefing on the detentions to the House of Commons foreign affairs committee by John McCallum, Canadian ambassador to China, O’Toole said the meeting only confirmed his suspicions the government does not seem to have a plan to resolve the dispute.

Source: The Guradian

DRC opposition urges civil disobedience after election appeal rejected

Today 13:35 GMT

An opposition politician in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has called on his millions of followers to conduct a peaceful campaign of civil disobedience following the rejection of his appeal against election results by the country’s highest court.

“I ask the entire international community not to recognise a power that has neither legitimacy nor legal standing to represent the Congolese people,” he said.

Source: The Week

Trump and the obliteration of America

Today 11:45 GMT

Whether that encouraging fervor is sufficient to rescue American democracy from the grip of kakistocrats, white nationalists, grifters, and traitors remains to be seen.

Heralded as the first post-partisan president, a transactional dealmaker sent to blow up the shriveled gridlock in Washington, Trump has instead governed as the president of the Red States of America. Journalists working outside of the right wing mediasphere are demonized as "enemies of the people" and hounded by his supporters.

Source: CTV

Bernier's party would 'do nothing' on climate change, no longer wants trade with China

Today 11:45 GMT

Maxime Bernier says that if the People's Party was to form government, he would "do nothing" on climate change, because he'd leave it up to each of the provinces and territories to determine their own plan. "My party will do nothing on climate change because environment, it's a shared jurisdiction, and provinces, they have programs for that, and so I'll let provinces decide what they're going to do to fight climate change," Bernier said in an interview with Evan Solomon, host of CTV's Question Period.

Source: The Guradian

Keir Starmer: Northern Ireland backstop likely in any Brexit scenario

Today 11:45 GMT

Any withdrawal agreement is likely to require a backstop, Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, has said, admitting that a renegotiation was unlikely to be possible in the time before the UK is set to leave the EU.

Starmer has previously been highly critical of the backstop, which would keep Britain in an effective customs union with the EU as an insurance policy to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland, with no unilateral right for the UK to exit until a technological solution to keep open the border can be found.

Source: Fox News

Ex-leaders of California Dems fostered culture of booze, sex talk and discrimination, staffers allege in lawsuit

Today 09:54 GMT

Current and former California Democratic Party staffers have filed a lawsuit against the party and its former chairman, Eric Bauman, alleging a culture of sexual harassment and discrimination.

Among the allegations against Bauman, the suit claims he asked Rodriguez-Kennedy – who is president of the California Young Democrats -- about his boyfriend and openly speculated about their sex life, and engaged in unwanted touching.

Source: The Guradian

Steve King is representative of the problem with Donald Trump

Today 10:49 GMT

When Iowa representative Steve King questioned how “white supremacy” and “white nationalism” became offensive terms, the nine-term Republican congressman was overwhelmingly rebuked by members of his own party.

Wilson is the producer and creative consultant for Americans Values Pac, a Super Pac that ran ads against King in the 2018 midterms, and said white supremacist groups claimed Trump as one of their own in the same way they did King.

Source: Fox News

Democrats and the media should follow these three rules if they want to avoid four more years of Trump

Today 09:54 GMT

Denying themselves the satisfaction of feeling and seeming really smart won’t be easy, but if Democrats and many members of the media want to see the best nominee chosen in 2020, they’ll have to show some restraint.

If members of the Democratic Party and members of the media have one thing in common, it’s that they all really like to feel and appear very, very smart. Because of their unique intelligence, insight and access, they’ve got the inside track on what’s going to happen.

Source: Fox News

Trump gets another invitation to deliver State of Union address away from DC

Today 05:08 GMT

With plans for President Trump's annual State of the Union address uncertain, a North Carolina state lawmaker has extended the latest invitation for the president to deliver the speech in a setting away from Capitol Hill.

FIVE WAYS TRUMP CAN TURN PELOSI'S STATE OF THE UNION PLOY INTO A COMMUNICATIONS VICTORY. “Sadly, given the security concerns and unless the government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after the government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to Congress on January 29,” Pelosi said.

Source: BBC

DR Congo court upholds election result

Today 00:34 GMT

The constitutional court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has upheld the victory of opposition presidential candidate Felix Tshisekedi.

Some 465 houses and buildings were burned down or pillaged, including two primary schools, a health centre, and the office of the independent electoral commission, the UN said.

Source: Fox News

Dem leader cautions ex-Starbucks CEO against independent White House bid

Today 00:34 GMT

A report this week that the onetime CEO of coffee titan Starbucks, Howard Schultz, is weighing an independent bid for the presidency brought a two-word reaction from the Democratic Party chairwoman in Washington state:. "Too much is at stake to make this about the ambitions of any one person," said Democratic Party Chairwoman Tina Podlodowski.

The caution about staging an independent campaign highlights Democratic concerns about a potential split in Dems' vote in the 2020 election, which they fear would propel President Trump to a second term.

Source: Common Domain

Trump wants $5.7 billion for border wall, extends for 3 years plan for ‘dreamer’ and Temporary Protected Status immigrants

Sunday 22:44 GMT

President Trump on Saturday extended protections from deportation for some undocumented immigrants in the U.S., particularly those fleeing violent Central American countries, in exchange for a requested $5.7 billion to build the southern border wall that the Democratic leadership repeated is a “non-starter” as part of spending talks.

The Trump plan extends the legality of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders to three additional years; the policy typically protects immigrants fleeing violence and hardships.Trump said his plan would allow Central American minors, many running from gangs, to apply for asylum, but in their home countries, not at the border as is currently in place.

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
Source: Global News

Kidnapped Canadian found dead in Burkina Faso: security officials

Thursday 14:30 GMT
Source: Fox News

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
Source: Fox News

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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