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Source: Fox News

Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for foreign trip in response to call for State of the Union delay

Friday 20:00 GMT

President Trump on Thursday abruptly denied military aircraft to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a foreign trip just minutes before the congressional delegation was set to depart, in a stunning response to her call to delay the State of the Union address amid the government shutdown.

SHUTDOWN STANDOFF: PELOSI RENEWS CALL TO DELAY STATE OF THE UNION, TRUMP SAYS DEMS 'HIJACKED' BY 'FRINGE' . A source told Fox News that when moving to cancel Thursday's flight, the White House reasoned that the trip would keep Pelosi out of the country beyond next Tuesday night—when the next government pay period would occur.

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Source: Fox News

Russia deploys nuclear-capable ballistic missile launchers near Ukraine border, satellite photos show

Friday 20:00 GMT

FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE - Satellite images shot Thursday and obtained exclusively by Fox News have revealed a new Russian deployment of Iskander missile batteries and launchers near the border with Ukraine.

RUSSIA BUILDING UP FORCES NEAR CRIMEA AMID TENSIONS WITH UKRAINE, SATELLITE PHOTOS SHOW. Earlier this week, Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of Russia’s Security Council, said authorities of the former Soviet republic are being “controlled” by the West, warning it stands to lose its independence and identity as a consequence. “The continuation of such policy by the Kiev authorities can contribute to the loss of Ukraine’s statehood,” Mr Patrushev told Rossiyskaya Gazeta, according to Russian news agency Tass.

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Source: BBC

Why the Khashoggi crisis is far from over

Friday 19:05 GMT

While Mr Pompeo raised Israel's interests several times in his speech, he did not balance that with any mention of Palestinian rights and concerns.

One told me she'd been worried that he'd lose power because of the international backlash over the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The crown prince, or MBS as he is known, has been accused of ordering the killing carried out by a hit team in a Saudi consulate in Turkey last October.

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Trump announces new missile defense plan with focus on sensors in space

Friday 20:00 GMT

Late last year, the president signed a memorandum directing the Pentagon to begin the establishment of the United States Space Command that will pursue programs like anti-satellite weapons, missile detection capability and space-based solar power to counter mounting space threats from Russia and China. As part of the U.S.’s move into space defense, Trump announced on Thursday that he is including a space-based missile defense layer in the Pentagon’s upcoming budget to more quickly detect enemy missiles when they are launched.

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Pelosi says Trump derailed trip plans again with leak; White House calls claim 'flat out lie'

Saturday 15:24 GMT

TRUMP DENIES PELOSI AIRCRAFT FOR FOREIGN TRIP, AFTER CALL FOR STATE OF THE UNION DELAY. But moments later, Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill put out a detailed statement on what allegedly happened after Trump's stunning decision on Thursday.

A senior White House official told Fox News that the claim it leaked the commercial flight plans was "a flat out lie.". “When the Speaker of the House and about 20 others from Capitol Hill decide to book their own commercial flights to Afghanistan, the world is going to find out. The idea we would leak anything that would put the safety and security of any American at risk is a flat out lie,” the official said.

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Source: DW

Dieselgate: Four Audi managers charged in the US over emissions scandal

Saturday 02:25 GMT

Four German managers at carmaker Audi were the latest to be charged in the United States as part of a diesel emissions cheating scandal.

A US grand jury in Detroit has indicted four Audi engineering managers from Germany on allegations of conspiracy, wire fraud and violations of the Clean Air Act. The indictment alleges the four men took part in nearly a decade-long conspiracy to deceive the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by cheating on emissions tests for 3-liter diesel engines.

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Source: DW

China slams Huawei 'hysteria'

Friday 08:59 GMT

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Conservative US Senator Tom Cotton, who introduced the draft bill, said: "If Chinese telecom companies like Huawei violate our sanctions or export control laws, they should receive nothing less than the death penalty — which this denial order would provide." In a rare interview, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei rejected allegations of close ties to the Chinese government, saying: "I love my country, I support the Communist Party.

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March for Life: A look at the largest pro-life rally in the United States

Saturday 16:19 GMT

Pro-life activists will take to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 18  to commemorate the 46th March for Life, an annual event that protests Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s 1973 landmark ruling that legalized abortion in the U.S.. "We never anticipated that we would be here for so long.

While it does not give exact figures, the March for Life’s website estimates that 2009 was its most-attended year on record.

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Source: DW

Tesla announces it will lay off 7 percent of its workforce

Saturday 16:19 GMT

"Tesla has only been producing cars for about a decade and we're up against massive, entrenched competitors," Musk said Friday.

CEO Elon Musk said that the electric car maker plans to cut roughly 3,000 jobs, prompting another sharp dip in share prices. Tesla is struggling in the US as the government rolls back a tax credit for buyers.

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Source: The Guradian

NBA backs decision by Knicks’ Enes Kanter not to come to London

Friday 23:40 GMT

As the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks rolled into town for the NBA’s ninth London game the league’s commissioner Adam Silver offered his full backing to Enes Kanter – who stayed in the US for the Knicks’ 101-100 defeat – amid reports that Turkey had requested an Interpol red notice for his extradition and arrest on terrorism charges.

“I think it is very unfortunate Enes Kanter is not here with the New York Knicks but I absolutely understand his reasoning,” he said. “There is nothing more important to me as the commissioner in the league than security and safety of our players, even it is just on social media, so we take very seriously the threats that he received.”

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Laura Ingraham: Ocasio-Cortez must be taken seriously. Is America ready to be ruled by these new progressives?

Friday 15:25 GMT

In a recent tweet she asserts, "Many have recognized that Fox news has crossed the line beyond conservatism and into outright bigotry, with their financing of Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham."

By the way, if America's declining fertility rate continues, Andy, I have a question: Who's going pay all those taxes to support your pet projects? And he has to know that public opinion is shifting a bit toward the more pro-life position.

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Source: DW

What you can see in space in 2019

Friday 16:20 GMT

The biggest disappointment, however, is the shift in the launch date of the James Webb space telescope, which is a sort of successor to the the Hubble Space Telescope that NASA and ESA want to put into space well beyond the moon.

This year, space fans will be treated to two lunar mission, the Apollo 11 anniversary, some lunar and solar eclipses, and brand-new spacecrafts heading for the ISS. 2019 will be the year of the moon.

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Source: BBC

Facebook targets Russian fake news sources

Friday 13:35 GMT

Facebook has removed 500 pages and accounts allegedly involved in peddling fake news in Central Europe, Ukraine and other Eastern European nations.

Detective work by Facebook, aided by police and other technology groups, found that many of the people behind these accounts and pages worked for the Russian news agency Sputnik. The other group of accounts that were removed were also located in Russia, but aimed almost all of their content at Ukraine.

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Source: DW

US arrested Iranian journalist without charge

Sunday 01:28 GMT

A US court order has confirmed that a journalist working for Iran's Press TV was arrested in connection with a probe into "violations of US criminal law."

The Iranian government called for her immediate release, adding that she was an Iranian citizen due to her marriage to an Iranian man. "The arrest of Marzieh Hashemi by America is an unacceptable political act that tramples on freedom of speech," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday.

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Source: DW

Trans-Atlantic rebuke for Trump downgrade of EU ambassador

Friday 22:45 GMT

The State Department responded to a request for comment with an automated email referencing "the lapse in US government appropriations" and advising that assistance could only be provided for urgent matters "involving excepted functions."

The Trump administration's recent downgrading of the EU ambassador's status without prior notice, first reported by Deutsche Welle, has led to parliamentary action on both sides of the Atlantic.


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