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Parts of Austria, southern Germany sink deeper into snow

Parts of Austria, southern Germany sink deeper into snow The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says it is aware of reports of an Australian's death in the nation. At the school, Max was involved in mock trials and was part of a team that placed in the top four of a statewide competition late previous year. [Full Article...]

Jailed Myanmar journalists lose appeal

Jailed Myanmar journalists lose appeal The two men - who were not present for the decision - have insisted they were victims of a police set-up, pointing to testimony from a serving officer who said a superior ordered others to entrap them. "We urge Aung San Suu Kyi to look at whether that due process happened and to recognise that, as someone who fought for democracy in Burma, she should be taking a personal interest in the future of ... [Full Article...]

Trump swore interpreter to secrecy after Putin meeting and took away notes

Citing current and former US officials, the report claims that after a 2017 meeting between the two heads of state in Germany , Trump also instructed the translator not to disclose any details of what transpired with administration officials. [Full Article...]

US House votes to reopen some agencies shut down in wall fight

US House votes to reopen some agencies shut down in wall fight Both houses of Congress adjourned Friday for the weekend; lawmakers are due back in Washington next week. A brown pelican that landed near docks in Rhode Island will likely remain in the state until after the shutdown because the wildlife group caring for the bird can not get federal permits it needs to move the pelican across state lines to a more southern location. [Full Article...]

Winter Storm Warning for southwest Virginia

Winter Storm Warning for southwest Virginia This is a heavy wet snow, and hard to lift. "Weak tree limbs may give way under the weight of the snow and lead to sporadic power outages". As the winter storm continues to impact the region, now most of the Commonwealth gets in on the warmer side of things. [Full Article...]

Taiwan premier, cabinet to quit after local election trouncing

Taiwan premier, cabinet to quit after local election trouncing But Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, who resigned as the chair of the ruling DPP in response to the election results, convinced Lai to postpone his resignation. The DPP won just six out of 22 local authorities during the November 24 election, while the China-friendly Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) took 15 cities and counties. [Full Article...]

EU Wobbling, Juncker Admits No Deal Brexit 'Would Be a Catastrophe'

EU Wobbling, Juncker Admits No Deal Brexit 'Would Be a Catastrophe' However, her ruling Conservative Party does not have an overall majority in the House of Commons and a section of her own party are strongly opposed to the deal, having vowed to vote it down. He told Radio 4's Today programme: "The EU has agreed it's temporary, so if we can actually explain to people why it's temporary and if those assurances can be legally binding so that people really believe ... [Full Article...]

Government shutdown threatens U.S. cyber security

Government shutdown threatens U.S. cyber security The shutdown, over a funding dispute for President Trump's Mexican wall, means 400,000 federal employees are now not being paid. The problem affects dozens of certificates relating to.gov domains, and the failure to renew them means that visitors - depending on the browser they are using - may be blocked from accessing the sites completely, or could be met by security messages warning about visi... [Full Article...]


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