1. New Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Trump: "We're Going To Impeach The Motherf*cker"
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), the first Palestinian-American Congresswoman, tells an enthusiastic crowd that she is going to impeach President Trump.
"People love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, 'Momma, look, you won. Bullies don't win.' And I said, 'Baby, they don't. Because we're going to go in there and we're going to impeach the motherfucker," Tlaib, a freshman Congresswoman, said to cheers.
2. “Yellow vest” leader Eric Drouet arrested
PARIS, France - One of the leaders of the "yellow vest" anti-government demonstrations, Eric Drouet, was detained by French police and placed in custody on Wednesday for organizing a central Paris protest without declaring it, according to a source at the prosecutors office.
Drouet -- who already faces a trial for carrying a weapon -- was held while heading for the Champs-Elysees, according to a police source.
A few dozen demonstrators had gathered outside a McDonalds near France's famous Arc de Triomphe war monument and had been waiting for Drouet to arrive early Wednesday evening.
"Yellow vest" demonstrations -- so-called after the high-visibility jackets they wear -- began in rural France in November over fuel taxes and ballooned into a wider revolt against President Emmanuel Macron's pro-business policies, which they view as skewed towards the rich.
The protesters have repeatedly clashed with police in Paris and other big French cities, plunging Macron's presidency into crisis.
3. Illegal immigrant faces deportation for a THIRD time after he was caught fleeing police at 130mph
An illegal immigrant is facing deportation for a third time after he was caught fleeing police at 130mph after sneaking back into the UK.
Ahmed Ali led officers on a high-speed chase along the A38 in Derby after borrowing a friend's white Mercedes to go and get a takeaway on Sunday.
When caught by police, officers realised the 23-year-old was already disqualified from driving due to previous convictions, and has twice been deported from Britain.
He was last sent back to Holland, where he was born to Somalian parents, in November after being handed a 12-month driving disqualification by magistrates.
4. Moroccan authorities find woman’s decapitated body in Ifrane
Rabat – Local inhabitants of the Oued Ifrane rural community in the Ifrane region in Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains, found a decapitated woman’s body in a deserted area of the region, on Friday.
The woman, aged 24, was a Moroccan divorcee with one daughter, according to Moroccan media.
According to Moroccan television channel TéléMaroc, the woman’s head was found about six meters away from the body.
The gendarmerie and local authorities rushed to the crime scene to investigate the brutal murder. [...]
The murder comes just 11 days after terrorists murdered two young Scandinavian women near Imlil, 90 kilometers south of Marrakech.
5. Tommy Robinson: British Soldier ATTACKED by 15 thugs!
Tommy Robinson responds to THIS Daily Mail report on the incident.
6. Abu Hamza's son arrested by police investigating Park Lane bouncer murder
Police investigating the murder of a bouncer outside a New Year's Eve party have charged the son of Muslim cleric Abu Hamza with firearms offences.
Imran Mostafa Kamel, 26, has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear or danger and possession of a firearm when prohibited for life.
Kamel is also being held as a suspect over the bouncer's murder.
7. CBC: "Revamped family reunification system giving immigrant families hope"
Anticipation is building for the reopening of a special reunification program, a chance for immigrant families to bring parents and grandparents to Canada. Ottawa has tried, and failed, to iron out the kinks before, but this time many hope that a new first-come first-served process online will work better.
8. WELCOME TO HELL: New Year’s riots and looting make Belgium’s notorious ‘jihadi capital’ Molenbeek a no go zone for cops and firefighters
Firefighter Eric Labourdette said Brussels firefighters were “sick and tired of being attacked while doing their duty.”
New Year’s riots and looting made Belgium’s notorious "jihadi capital" Molenbeek a no-go zone for cops and firefighters, a fire chief has said.
The Brussels neighbourhood has previously been dubbed a "breeding ground for violence" after three of the extremists who carried out the November 2015 attacks in Paris were revealed to be from the district.
As revellers saw in 2019, cops were also forced to close down the metro station Etangs Noirs after disturbances broke out on the streets outside the entrance.
In total 37 people were arrested by the police.
But according to union representative and firefighter Eric Labourdette, his colleagues were unable to extinguish some fires in Molenbeek as they could not get any cops to guide them in to the dangerous borough and to then protect them against attackers.
9. Naples mayor offers to welcome in stranded NGO migrant boat
ROME (Reuters) - Naples is ready to defy Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and let in a charity-run ship carrying 32 migrants that is blocked in the stormy Mediterranean, the city mayor said on Thursday.
His offer adds to a growing challenge from opposition politicians to Salvini’s far-right League, which has vowed to bar migrants and make life difficult for those already here.
Both Italy and Malta are refusing to let the Sea-Watch 3, a ship operated by a German non-governmental organization (NGO), dock and set down the migrants who were rescued off Libya on Dec. 22.
Both countries say they have taken in too many migrants and accuse NGO rescue ships of acting as a taxi service for would-be refugees.
Naples’ center-left mayor Luigi de Magistris said Salvini was playing politics with peoples’ lives.
“To leave people and children in the middle of cold and stormy seas is a crime — not simply indecent, immoral and appalling,” de Magistris told Radio Crc.
“I hope that this boat approaches the port of Naples because, unlike what the government says, we will launch a rescue operation and we will let it enter the port,” he said. “I will be the first to lead the rescue.”
10. Upbeat Macron defends reform agenda after bruising year
Confounding some expectations of a more contrite message, Macron struck an unapologetic note as he urged voters to face up to economic realities underpinning recent reforms of French labour rules, and others yet to come.
"In recent years, we've engaged in a blatant denial of reality," he said in his address, delivered – unusually – from a standing position in his Elysée Palace office. "We can't work less, earn more, cut taxes and increase spending."
Positive results from his policies "cannot be immediate", the French leader added, pledging to make changes to France's national unemployment insurance and pension system.
Macron’s address capped a rollercoaster year that began promisingly for the 41-year-old president but ended with his ratings sinking to unprecedented lows amid cabinet resignations, street protests and scandals.
Excerpts of Macron’s speech