Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 24 January 2020

Greetings from Tyler, When the monthly letter was due to be written a few days ago, we were hearing the first rumblings of the Chinese coronavirus.  Apparently it has no cure and is responsible for killing some people who come … Read More

Watch the US Senate Impeachment Trial live

These links are provided to give you live feeds, updates, full-day videos and reports on the US Senate trial of President Donald J. Trump. Watch the Impeachment Trial live WATCH LIVE: Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump | January 21 … Read More

Geoff Shepard: Pelosi, House Democrats’ legal strategy at Trump impeachment trial is straight out of a sitcom

Of the many differences between the House impeachment efforts to remove Richard Nixon and Donald Trump, there is a huge omission not appreciated by today’s commentators: Watergate Democrats had aggressive, active prosecutors involved in building their case against Nixon, whereas today … Read More

Gantz Vows to Annex Jordan Valley; Netanyahu Wants Sovereignty ‘Without Exception’

Palestinian President Abbas responded that annexation of West Bank territory would ‘eradicate the foundations’ of the political process and throw region into instability. Gantz and Kahol Lavan member Moshe Ya’alon during a tour of the West BankElad Malka Benny Gantz, … Read More

Netanyahu, Gantz invited to White House to hear US peace plan

Trump Administration prepares to release its ‘deal of the century.’ Netanyahu and Gantz – Reuters Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Blue and White (Israel Resilience Party)  leader MK Benny Gantz have both been invited to the White House to learn … Read More

Earthquake of magntiude 6.2 strikes city of Adak in Alaska: USGS

ALASKA: An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck 81 km (50 miles) west of the city of Adak in Alaska at a depth of 10 km, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Thursday. There was no danger of a tsunami, the … Read More

Denver misleading public by ignoring subpoenas on detained illegal immigrants: ICE official

The city of Denver is misleading the public in its strategy to prevent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from obtaining information on illegal immigrants, ICE Deputy Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations Henry Lucero claimed Saturday. Appearing on “Fox & Friends: Weekend” with hosts Jason Chaffetz, … Read More

Pakistan’s Imran Khan calls for U.N. action on India dispute

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Wednesday for the United Nations to help mediate between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir. “This is a potential flashpoint,” Khan said during a media … Read More

World Health Experts Assess Global Risk of Deadly China Virus

An employee of the virology department of the Charite hospital prepares a test for the new coronavirus in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 21, 2020. GENEVA – Experts meeting in emergency session at the World Health Organization will look at the spreading … Read More

UN: World Needs to Prepare for ‘Millions’ of Climate Refugees

FILE – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi gestures as he speaks during a news conference after the First Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, Dec. 17, 2019. DAVOS, SWITZERLAND – The world needs to prepare for a surge … Read More

Trump impeachment trial: Senate rejects Democrats’ effort to subpoena witnesses, documents

-Heated arguments over Senate rules resolution that now calls for 24 hours of arguments over three — not two — days after GOP’s Collins objects -McConnell, in opening remarks, says, ‘finally, some fairness’ -House managers complain about proposed trial rules, … Read More

Putin speeds up Russian political shake-up, details new power centre

Putin speeds up Russian political shake-up, details new power centre. Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow. MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin accelerated a shake-up of … Read More

Trump impeachment trial begins with bitter dispute over rules

The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump resumed Tuesday afternoon with Democrats and Republicans warring over the rules and Trump touting the U.S. economic boom several time zones away. TRUMP SENATE IMPEACHMENT LIVE BLOG: LAWMAKERS DEBATE GROUND RULES Sen. Chuck Schumer took to the … Read More

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