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Current events of
February 8, 2019
Disasters and accidents
2018–19 North American winter
declares a state of emergency as a
that could bring up to 8 inches (20 cm) of snow begins to affect the state.
A fire at
sports club's youth training camp in
Rio de Janeiro
, leaves ten people dead and three injured.
A train collision near
, leaves one dead and 100 injured.
The Washington Post
Law and crime
2010–2017 Toronto serial homicides
is sentenced to
for eight murders in Toronto, making him the oldest known sexually motivated serial killer in Canadian history.
Politics and elections
2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis
Crisis in Venezuela
United States–Venezuela relations
official, speaking on condition of anonymity, reveals that the United States government is holding direct communications with members of
urging them to abandon
Accession of Macedonia to NATO
In a 153–140 vote, the
Parliament of Greece
ratifies the NATO accession protocol for
Spanish constitutional crisis
announces that it is breaking off dialogue with the
government of Catalonia
, escalating the regional crisis.
2019 Thai general election
conveyed a message of thanks to Thais on Saturday morning after
issued a royal announcement late on Friday night saying political involvement by a senior royal is inappropriate.
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