Hundreds of thousands of people from across the United States are descending on Washington to voice their anger and anxiety over Donald Trump’s presidency a day after he took the oath of office. The Women’s March on Washington, which organizers say could attract a quarter of a million people on Saturday, seeks to raise awareness […]
Source: Thousands descend on Washington to protest Trump presidency
The White House web page maps out the Trump administration’s plans for energy, foreign policy, jobs, military and law enforcement, and trade deals, which will likely shape the direction of his first 100 days in office. The list of priorities was published at the White House website after Trump was sworn in. Under the energy […]
Source: Trump Admin Outlines Policy Priorities for First 100 Days on Revamped WH Website
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Australia says it will seek better access for businesses before reaching post-Brexit UK trade deal.
Source: Australia eyes relaxed UK immigration under trade deal
Turkish MPs vote for a new draft constitution which would heavily increase the president's powers.
Source: Turkey's President Erdogan wins power-boosting vote
Animal rights activists caught in social media cross-fire regarding banned bull-taming tradition.
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Fueled by strong winds and a heat wave, dozens of wildfires are burning in central and southern Chile, threatening towns, factories and vineyards. Four firefighters have lost their lives since December 28. Chile has declared a state of emergency on Friday, January...... Read more »
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Sputnik France, translated by Tom Winter
Ukrainian MP Nadezhda Savchenko, known for her involvement in the murder of Russian journalists, has proposed a settlement plan for the Ukrainian conflict: recognition of the Crimea by Kiev in exchange for a Donbass with which Moscow has nothing to do ...
Kiev could recover the Donbass by renouncing the Crimea, said the deputy of the Rada (Ukrainian parliament) Nadezhda Savtchenko in an interview with Ukraine channel 112.
According to the parliamentarian -- who was previously condemned in Russia in a murder case involving two Russian journalists and pardoned by a decree of the Russian president -- "no matter how long the deputies shout and tear their shirts," it will be necessary to renounce the Crimea "for a while."
Source: Ukrainian MP Savchenko calls for Ukraine to 'recover Donbass by renouncing Crimea'
Donald Trump's speech was that of a pragmatic problem solver, not one of a man who thinks America is as perfect as North Korean leaders see their state.
Inauguration speeches are supposed to be about how perfect America is.
Inauguration speeches are also supposed to be about how American can be even more perfect under the leadership of the new President.
Inauguration speeches are supposed to be pompous, vague and full of platitudes.
Donald Trump shattered each of these expatiations in a speech that appealed to reality rather than some cartoon image of an America where Superman is in charge, the rivers flow with coca-cola and happy endings are there at the start.
Source: Donald Trump's Inauguration Day speech was all about problem solving
Activists opposing the US military presence on the Japanese island of Okinawa are protesting the ongoing detention of one anti-US base activist over a series of minor offenses.
Hiroji Yamashiro, 64, had been leading protests against the construction of a new US marine corps installation, before he was arrested on October 17 last year. The island already boasts 32 such facilities.
Yamashiro and his supporters have claimed he is being detained for politically-motivated reasons and that the Japanese government is trying to silence him.
Source: Anti-US base activists demand Okinawa protester's release
While Idaho residents are lamenting heavy snowpack and icy roads, wildlife in the state has been struggling in the backcountry.
Idaho Fish and Game officials told the Post Register that the tough winter will likely mean higher mortality rates for elk and deer that are coping with heavily crusted snowpack.
The deep snow makes it harder for game to move around, with each step requiring more energy and sapping more of the animals' fat supplies, Idaho Fish and Game Regional Wildlife Manager Curtis Hendricks said. The crusted snow also makes it hard for deer and elk to uncover winter forage, further depleting their fat stores.
In Valley County, more familiar animals are struggling due to the snow. A pair of horses has become stranded in a remote area near Boulder Lake. The Valley County Sheriff's Office is working to save the animals, KTVB-TV reported.
Source: Animals struggle with heavy snowfall, winter weather in Idaho