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Hong Kong protests: Rioters hijack Public rally, claims police

Hong Kong protests: Rioters hijack Public rally, claims police They chanted "we want real universal suffrage" and "disband the police force". The unrest has plunged Hong Kong into its first recession since the global financial crisis, with the retail and tourism sectors particularly hard hit. Ng, senior superintendent of police operations in the Hong Kong Island region, told reporters that authorities had no choice but to call an end to the rally in light... [Full Article...]

Doomsday Clock Moves 100 Seconds to Midnight

Doomsday Clock Moves 100 Seconds to Midnight The clock represents the likelihood of a manmade global catastrophe. "When the board kept the clock at two minutes to midnight in 2019 , we argued then that the global situation was abnormal, and that this "new abnormal" was simply too volatile and too risky to accept as a continuing state of world affairs", she said. [Full Article...]

Back to Winter This Weekend: Snow Slides In This Evening

Back to Winter This Weekend: Snow Slides In This Evening According to weather forecasters, the state is expected to get generally between 4 and 8 inches of snow Saturday and Sunday , starting in southern ME late Saturday afternoon and lasting until Sunday evening in far northern parts of the state. [Full Article...]

Protests continue day after after hundreds injured in Beirut

Protests continue day after after hundreds injured in Beirut Security forces said they had opened a probe after a video shared online showed police beating up people believed to be protesters as they were brought to a Beirut police station. A photographer saw young men uproot parking metres. Lebanon needs to quickly form a new government to stop a cycle of collapse and worsening economic and security conditions, caretaker prime minister Saad al-Hariri sai... [Full Article...]

Yemen: 23 rebels killed in army preemptive action

Yemen: 23 rebels killed in army preemptive action In 2014, the Houthis toppled the government and took over the capital Sanaa and most of the country's north.The following year, Saudi Arabia led a coalition of Arab states in a military effort to defeat the Houthis and restore the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, which is now based in the southern port city of Aden. [Full Article...]

China reports 17 new cases of mysterious virus

China reports 17 new cases of mysterious virus In 2002-2003, the massive outbreak of a SARS epidemic people had affected in as many as 26 countries, and most cases were reported in mainland China and Hong Kong. Health authorities have so far said the new virus discovered in Wuhan does not appear to be as lethal but admit they still know little about it, including its origins or how easily it can be transmitted from person to person. [Full Article...]

Wuhan steps up checks, warns of more virus cases

Wuhan steps up checks, warns of more virus cases Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday officials see evidence of limited human-to-human transmission, adding that it's closely watching for signs of sustained spread. The patient, a man in his 30s, had traveled to Wuhan but did not visit the large seafood market in the city, which has been linked to numerous reported cases. [Full Article...]

MSNBC’s Maddow reaches record audience with Parnas interview

MSNBC’s Maddow reaches record audience with Parnas interview New text messages released by House Democrats on Friday indicate Robert Hyde , the Republican congressional candidate who told Lev Parnas he had a US ambassador under surveillance, was passing along to Parnas information he'd received from another Trump supporter who claimed knowledge of the ambassador's whereabouts. [Full Article...]

Warren-Sanders Audio Leak

Warren-Sanders Audio Leak Sanders told her in a 2018 meeting that a woman couldn't be elected president. "I think you called me a liar on national TV ", Warren said . I don't know exactly what Sanders said to Warren a year and a half ago, but there have been three major-party USA presidential tickets with women on them, and all have lost. [Full Article...]

Russian government resigns in Putin power shakeup

Russian government resigns in Putin power shakeup The dramatic moves were widely seen as preparing the ground for 2024, when Putin, now 67, is constitutionally obliged to leave the presidency after occupying the Kremlin or the prime minister's job continuously since 1999. Putin, 67, is set to step down as president in 2024 with Russian Federation set for parliamentary elections in 2021. Putin on Thursday attended a meeting of the working grou... [Full Article...]

Nigerien president sacks army chief, others after terrorist attack on military base

Nigerien president sacks army chief, others after terrorist attack on military base France announced Monday that it will send hundreds more soldiers to West Africa, and five presidents of countries in the region said they welcome the support in the fight against a surge of Islamist violence. But "this is not the favorite scenario", he said. The toll from Thursday's attack surpasses that from a raid last month that killed 71 soldiers, making it the deadliest against Nigerien fo... [Full Article...]

Libya peace talks in Moscow stall

Libya peace talks in Moscow stall TASS news agency, citing the Russian Foreign Ministry, said Haftar left Moscow without signing the ceasefire agreement drafted at talks. Explaining Turkey's position, President Erdogan said in December: "They [Haftar's allies] are helping a warlord, but we are responding to an invitation from the legitimate government of Libya ". [Full Article...]

Biden: "I would leave troops in the Middle East"

Biden: In the last fortnight, several Iranian-Americans told Middle East Eye that the scale of vitriol directed at Iran, by both USA lawmakers and media alike, had left them feeling vulnerable. "If that is the motivation for the attack, that's absolutely a problem", the congressman said. Zarif asked. Accusing the USA of "ignorance and arrogance" Zarif, who made the most of the platform provided by the di... [Full Article...]

Trump Impeachment: President Says Articles Should Be Dismissed Without Trial

Trump Impeachment: President Says Articles Should Be Dismissed Without Trial Trump faces charges that he abused power by pushing Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden and then obstructed Congress. About two weeks into the Clinton trial, Democrats forced a vote to dismiss the charges . "The Clinton impeachment process allowed for witnesses to be determined after the opening arguments, I'm comfortable with that process", Romney said. [Full Article...]

Protests grow after Iran admits to downing airliner

Protests grow after Iran admits to downing airliner Videos shared online showed thousands of university students amassed outside of Tehran University on Sunday to protest the regime. Another video shows a woman being carried away in the aftermath as a trail of blood is seen on the ground. [Full Article...]

Canada moving troops out of Iraq as regional tensions rise

Canada moving troops out of Iraq as regional tensions rise Iraqi PM Adel Abdul-Mahdi says Iraq has received that letter , in English and Arabic, despite the United States saying it wasn't meant to be sent yet. U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command 19.2, load a C-130 Super Hercules to reinforce the Baghdad Embassy Compound in Iraq, December 31, 2019. [Full Article...]

Iran launches missiles for U.S. troops in Iraq

Iran launches missiles for U.S. troops in Iraq A war monitor reports on Wednesday said US forces, positioned along with their Syrian Kurdish allies in eastern Syria, are on alert following the overnight Iranian missile attacks in neighbouring Iraq. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said the White House is aware of the reports. The bases house US troops and the attack was launched following the death of the country's top... [Full Article...]

Pelosi May Hold Impeachment Articles Until Agreement for Bolton to Testify

Pelosi May Hold Impeachment Articles Until Agreement for Bolton to Testify If he testifies in a Senate trial of the president, it could be a blockbuster moment. Bolton was at the center of significant White House foreign policy debates, including Trump's efforts to press Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to open investigations of one of Trump's top 2020 Democratic challengers, former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter's work for a Ukrainian natural gas co... [Full Article...]

Australia to pay 'whatever it takes' to fight wildfires

Australia to pay 'whatever it takes' to fight wildfires In New South Wales, the rural fire service (RFS) said as of Sunday there were 150 fires active in the state, 64 of them uncontrolled. Though the impact of climate change on fire clouds is still a nascent field of research, scientists are concerned that climate change could make fire-induced storms more common, particularly as global warming drives more intense wildfires . [Full Article...]

Bollywood's attendance poor in CAA meet with government

Bollywood's attendance poor in CAA meet with government Braving sub-zero temperature, more than 300 Indian-Americans held a rally in support of the recently enacted Citizenship Amendment Act or CAA in downtown Chicago on Saturday. Prajakta Kuwalekar, one of the organisers of the protest, said, "Because some of the media is bent on describing the protests as Muslim protests, we decided people from all religions had to turn up". [Full Article...]


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