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Russia looks to extend detention of ex U.S. marine held for spying - Ifax

Wednesday  11:40,   20 february 2019
reuters

RUSSIA'S FSB SECURITY SERVICE ASKS COURT TO EXTEND DETENTION OF U.S./UK CITIZEN PAUL WHELAN, HELD ON SUSPICION OF SPYING -... >>>

Swiss call off search after no one found in avalanche - police

Wednesday  10:30,   20 february 2019
reuters

Rescuers who worked all night to try to find skiers who might have been trapped in an avalanche in the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana have called off the search after finding no more casualties, police said on Wednesday. "The search continued all... >>>

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen issues a warning to the world over China

Wednesday  10:11,   20 february 2019
cnn

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has sent out a warning to Asia in the face of mounting aggression from Beijing. In an exclusive interview with CNN, Tsai said the military threat posed by China was growing "every day" in line with a more assertive... >>>

25 MS-13 gang members deported from migrant caravan in Mexico, officials say

Wednesday  08:51,   20 february 2019
foxnews

At least 25 gang members affiliated with the MS-13 gang were deported from Mexico after they were revealed to be concealed within the caravan of 1,600 Central American migrants just across the U.S. border, immigration officials said Tuesday.... >>>

Rare oarfish, regarded as omens of natural disasters, found alive in Japan

Wednesday  08:35,   20 february 2019
cnn

Fishermen were stunned to discover two deep-sea fish believed to be ancient harbingers of earthquakes and tsunamis alive in nets in the Japanese island of Okinawa. The two oarfish, about 3.6 meters (12 feet) and 4 meters (13 feet) long, were found... >>>

May in Brussels again, seeking Brexit movement

Wednesday  08:26,   20 february 2019
reuters

May in Brussels again, seeking Brexit... >>>

Brazil's Bolsonaro suffers first defeat in Congress

Wednesday  08:05,   20 february 2019
reuters

Brazil's Bolsonaro suffers first defeat in... >>>

Haiti probes US men detained with weapons, no license plates

Wednesday  07:50,   20 february 2019
msn

Authorities in Haiti said Tuesday that five U.S. citizens are among eight men who have been detained with automatic weapons and other arms, and they are investigating whether anyone authorized their entry into the... >>>

Egypt denies New York Times journalist entry: report

Wednesday  07:10,   20 february 2019
msn

Egyptian authorities have denied entry to a veteran New York Times journalist, the US-based newspaper reported on Tuesday. David Kirkpatrick arrived at Cairo airport on Monday but was barred from entering the country, the newspaper said. Security... >>>

Mexico leader's humble air travel a security headache

Wednesday  07:10,   20 february 2019
msn

Accompanied only by five unarmed aides and a small collection of amulets, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador makes police and flight attendants alike tremble when he embarks on air travel, always in economy class.... >>>

Top North Korean official says country faces major food shortages

Wednesday  07:10,   20 february 2019
nbcnews

In a letter obtained by NBC News, North Korea pleads for help in feeding its people from international... >>>

America’s U.N. Ambassador Post Is Empty. Is That a Problem?

Wednesday  05:15,   20 february 2019
nytimes

When Heather Nauert, the State Department spokeswoman and former “Fox & Friends” host, withdrew from consideration for United Nations ambassador, President Trump averted a potentially difficult Senate confirmation struggle over what some critics... >>>

American ISIS bride wants to come home

Wednesday  03:30,   20 february 2019
cbsnews

Hoda Muthana told her family she was going on a school trip and instead flew to the Middle East . In a letter to her family, seen by CBS News, she wrote, "I was a naive, angry and arrogant young woman… seeing blood shed up close changed me." ©... >>>

Mexico closes temporary migrant shelter near US border

Wednesday  03:05,   20 february 2019
msn

Officials in the northern Mexico border state of Coahuila say they have closed a shelter in the border city of Piedras Negras where about 1,600 Central American migrants had been confined during the past two weeks. Many of the migrants have been... >>>

UK's Hammond says no-deal Brexit would be 'mutual calamity'

Wednesday  02:46,   20 february 2019
reuters

A no-deal Brexit would be a "mutual calamity" for Britain and the European Union that would deliver a sharp blow to the British economy, Finance Minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday. Hammond, addressing the annual dinner of Britain's largest... >>>