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  • Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea      Sun, 20 Jan 2019 23:22:29 -0500

    Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaBEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:


    Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaBEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:


     

  • Mexico probes negligence in pipeline blast that killed 91      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:18:03 -0500

    Mexico probes negligence in pipeline blast that killed 91Mexico has opened an investigation into what caused a deadly pipeline explosion, including possible negligence by authorities, the attorney general said Monday, as the death toll rose to 91 people. It is still unclear exactly how events unfolded leading up to the Friday blast, which occurred as hundreds of people rushed to collect fuel in buckets and jerrycans from a geyser of gasoline that was spouting from an illegal pipeline tap near the town of Tlahuelilpan, in the central state of Hidalgo. Attorney General Alejandro Gertz said investigators were trying to determine who tapped the pipeline -- whether locals acting alone or one of the criminal gangs that have turned fuel theft into a booming industry in Mexico.


    Mexico probes negligence in pipeline blast that killed 91Mexico has opened an investigation into what caused a deadly pipeline explosion, including possible negligence by authorities, the attorney general said Monday, as the death toll rose to 91 people. It is still unclear exactly how events unfolded leading up to the Friday blast, which occurred as hundreds of people rushed to collect fuel in buckets and jerrycans from a geyser of gasoline that was spouting from an illegal pipeline tap near the town of Tlahuelilpan, in the central state of Hidalgo. Attorney General Alejandro Gertz said investigators were trying to determine who tapped the pipeline -- whether locals acting alone or one of the criminal gangs that have turned fuel theft into a booming industry in Mexico.


     

  • State of the Union 2019: When will Trump make the annual address to Congress and what is its history?      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 06:27:30 -0500

    State of the Union 2019: When will Trump make the annual address to Congress and what is its history?Donald Trump is currently pondering how to deliver his second State of the Union address to Congress with the US government mired in its longest shutdown in history. House speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the president to postpone his speech on 16 January and suggested he submit it by letter, a manoeuvre Republicans were quick to brand “political” and which appeared to provoke Mr Trump into denying Ms Pelosi’s congressional delegation the use of a military plane to visit troops in Afghanistan. The address is still scheduled for 9pm EST on 29 January at the time of writing, with the president tweeting: “Nancy, I am still thinking about the State of the Union speech, there are so many options – including doing it as per your written offer (made during the Shutdown, security is no problem), and my written acceptance.


    State of the Union 2019: When will Trump make the annual address to Congress and what is its history?Donald Trump is currently pondering how to deliver his second State of the Union address to Congress with the US government mired in its longest shutdown in history. House speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the president to postpone his speech on 16 January and suggested he submit it by letter, a manoeuvre Republicans were quick to brand “political” and which appeared to provoke Mr Trump into denying Ms Pelosi’s congressional delegation the use of a military plane to visit troops in Afghanistan. The address is still scheduled for 9pm EST on 29 January at the time of writing, with the president tweeting: “Nancy, I am still thinking about the State of the Union speech, there are so many options – including doing it as per your written offer (made during the Shutdown, security is no problem), and my written acceptance.


     

  • Two feet of snow, -40 degrees possible as storm roars East      Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:29:18 -0500

    Two feet of snow, -40 degrees possible as storm roars EastA blast of winter that dropped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest grew more angry as it roared east on Sunday.


    Two feet of snow, -40 degrees possible as storm roars EastA blast of winter that dropped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest grew more angry as it roared east on Sunday.


     

  • Meet the Women Who Protested the Women’s March      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:28:25 -0500

    Meet the Women Who Protested the Women’s MarchWomen from various political and ideological backgrounds challenged the 2019 Women’s March by marching in protest and organizing alternative rallies near the Washington, D.C. event on Saturday. The third annual Women’s March took place in Freedom Plaza, a more confined space than in years past, suggesting that organizers anticipated smaller crowds after facing allegations of anti-Semitism and defending Nation of Islam’s anti-Semitic leader Louis Farrakhan. Following the development of those controversies, conservative group Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) organized a rally across the street in the name of “all women” at the same time as the Women’s March.


    Meet the Women Who Protested the Women’s MarchWomen from various political and ideological backgrounds challenged the 2019 Women’s March by marching in protest and organizing alternative rallies near the Washington, D.C. event on Saturday. The third annual Women’s March took place in Freedom Plaza, a more confined space than in years past, suggesting that organizers anticipated smaller crowds after facing allegations of anti-Semitism and defending Nation of Islam’s anti-Semitic leader Louis Farrakhan. Following the development of those controversies, conservative group Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) organized a rally across the street in the name of “all women” at the same time as the Women’s March.


     

  • Different angle of video of Catholic high school students and Native American shows the man approached them      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:29:15 -0500

    Different angle of video of Catholic high school students and Native American shows the man approached themViral video of confrontation between students and Native Americans draws outrage; Garrett Tenney reports.


    Different angle of video of Catholic high school students and Native American shows the man approached themViral video of confrontation between students and Native Americans draws outrage; Garrett Tenney reports.


     

  • Total lunar eclipse 2019: 'Super blood wolf moon appears over the UK'      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:55:06 -0500

    Total lunar eclipse 2019: 'Super blood wolf moon appears over the UK'Skygazers in parts of the UK lucky enough to be under clear skies have been treated to the astronomical spectacle of a "super blood wolf moon". The rare phenomenon, caused in part by a lunar eclipse, makes the surface of the moon appear a reddish hue while seeming brighter and closer to earth than normal. Catching a glimpse of the curiously-titled event will be down to luck for those wrapping up and heading out early, as many parts of the country were covered by cloud on Monday morning. Met Office forecaster Mark Wilson said: "There's a lot cloud around, but there are some breaks to enjoy the lunar eclipse as well. "Across lots of central England and northern England there's quite a lot of lower cloud around, but there are still some breaks in cloud particularly over south-east England and parts of south-west England as well. "It's kind of a mixed bag - further towards the north there's more in the way of cloud as well affecting parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland, so probably not great visibility up there unfortunately." Super Wolf Blood Moon: The total lunar eclipse, in pictures from around the world A super blood wolf moon occurs when as a blood moon and supermoon occur simultaneously and was best seen from the UK at around 5.10am - providing clouds did not obstruct the view. The optimum viewing time was at around 5.12am when the eclipse was at its peak. A plane passes as the moon rises through clouds before start of total lunar eclipse in California Credit:  MIKE BLAKE/Reuters Astronomers are particularly interested in this year's blood moon as it is the last of its kind for two years. "We're going into this unusual lull in total lunar eclipses over the next couple of years," explained Tom Kerss, an astronomer from the Royal Observatory Greenwich. "So this is a really good one to catch as it's going to be a long time before you catch another one like this, we will have other lunar eclipses, we just won't have anything quite as spectacular until May 2021."  Blood moons and lunar eclipses of the past Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, created fear in 1504 after he used knowledge of an upcoming blood moon to convince the Arawak Indians to help him while stranded in Jamaica.  He led them to believe their lack of support would anger God and result in a blood moon in the sky. When the moon began to "bleed", the Arawak Indians were fooled into giving Columbus and his crew food. In more recent years, the total lunar eclipse of July 16, 2000 - which was seen in the Pacific Ocean, eastern Asia and Australia - was one of the longest to ever be recorded, lasting 1 hour 46 minutes.  The last lunar eclipse took place on July 27, 2018; and the totality spanned across 1 hour 43 minutes, marking the longest eclipse of the 21st century. Blood moon myths and tales From religious theories to modern day conspiracies, there are a range of myths and tales linked to the concept of a blood moon. Some Christian conspiracists consider a blood moon to be an apocalyptic sign from the heavens while the Inca thought it represented an attack by a cosmic jaguar.  The Hupa, a Native American tribe from northern California, believed the moon had 20 wives and numerous pets including lions and snakes. When the moon didn't give them enough food to eat, they attacked it, consequently making it bleed. The Batammaliba people in Togo and Benin, Africa, believe a lunar eclipse represents a fight between the sun and the moon, which humans must learn from in terms of their own arguments. Other astronomical events in 2019 The Quadrantid meteor shower reached its maximum rate of activity on January 4, with shooting stars appearing in the sky each night up until January 6. A conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will appear in the east sky before sunrise on January 22, showing the two bright planets 2.4 degrees from each other. The Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower will be seen in dark locations after midnight on May 7, while Saturn will shine the brightest on July 9, this year, as reaches its closest approach to Earth. Plus an annular solar eclipse will take place on December 26, starting in Saudi Arabia and concluding in the Pacific Ocean, with a ring of light appearing around the moon. Lunar eclipse pics


    Total lunar eclipse 2019: 'Super blood wolf moon appears over the UK'Skygazers in parts of the UK lucky enough to be under clear skies have been treated to the astronomical spectacle of a "super blood wolf moon". The rare phenomenon, caused in part by a lunar eclipse, makes the surface of the moon appear a reddish hue while seeming brighter and closer to earth than normal. Catching a glimpse of the curiously-titled event will be down to luck for those wrapping up and heading out early, as many parts of the country were covered by cloud on Monday morning. Met Office forecaster Mark Wilson said: "There's a lot cloud around, but there are some breaks to enjoy the lunar eclipse as well. "Across lots of central England and northern England there's quite a lot of lower cloud around, but there are still some breaks in cloud particularly over south-east England and parts of south-west England as well. "It's kind of a mixed bag - further towards the north there's more in the way of cloud as well affecting parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland, so probably not great visibility up there unfortunately." Super Wolf Blood Moon: The total lunar eclipse, in pictures from around the world A super blood wolf moon occurs when as a blood moon and supermoon occur simultaneously and was best seen from the UK at around 5.10am - providing clouds did not obstruct the view. The optimum viewing time was at around 5.12am when the eclipse was at its peak. A plane passes as the moon rises through clouds before start of total lunar eclipse in California Credit:  MIKE BLAKE/Reuters Astronomers are particularly interested in this year's blood moon as it is the last of its kind for two years. "We're going into this unusual lull in total lunar eclipses over the next couple of years," explained Tom Kerss, an astronomer from the Royal Observatory Greenwich. "So this is a really good one to catch as it's going to be a long time before you catch another one like this, we will have other lunar eclipses, we just won't have anything quite as spectacular until May 2021."  Blood moons and lunar eclipses of the past Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, created fear in 1504 after he used knowledge of an upcoming blood moon to convince the Arawak Indians to help him while stranded in Jamaica.  He led them to believe their lack of support would anger God and result in a blood moon in the sky. When the moon began to "bleed", the Arawak Indians were fooled into giving Columbus and his crew food. In more recent years, the total lunar eclipse of July 16, 2000 - which was seen in the Pacific Ocean, eastern Asia and Australia - was one of the longest to ever be recorded, lasting 1 hour 46 minutes.  The last lunar eclipse took place on July 27, 2018; and the totality spanned across 1 hour 43 minutes, marking the longest eclipse of the 21st century. Blood moon myths and tales From religious theories to modern day conspiracies, there are a range of myths and tales linked to the concept of a blood moon. Some Christian conspiracists consider a blood moon to be an apocalyptic sign from the heavens while the Inca thought it represented an attack by a cosmic jaguar.  The Hupa, a Native American tribe from northern California, believed the moon had 20 wives and numerous pets including lions and snakes. When the moon didn't give them enough food to eat, they attacked it, consequently making it bleed. The Batammaliba people in Togo and Benin, Africa, believe a lunar eclipse represents a fight between the sun and the moon, which humans must learn from in terms of their own arguments. Other astronomical events in 2019 The Quadrantid meteor shower reached its maximum rate of activity on January 4, with shooting stars appearing in the sky each night up until January 6. A conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will appear in the east sky before sunrise on January 22, showing the two bright planets 2.4 degrees from each other. The Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower will be seen in dark locations after midnight on May 7, while Saturn will shine the brightest on July 9, this year, as reaches its closest approach to Earth. Plus an annular solar eclipse will take place on December 26, starting in Saudi Arabia and concluding in the Pacific Ocean, with a ring of light appearing around the moon. Lunar eclipse pics


     

  • Missteps in Mexican pipeline blast trigger new scrutiny of fuel plan      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 01:10:58 -0500

    Missteps in Mexican pipeline blast trigger new scrutiny of fuel planState oil firm Pemex did not close the gasoline pipe when first notified by the military, about four hours before Friday's blast, because it considered the leak "minimal," Security Minister Alfonso Durazo told a news conference. In the hours that followed, the leak grew and as many as 800 people brought plastic containers to the gushing duct, filling up with free fuel in what witnesses described as an almost festive atmosphere. Relatives of some of the victims said fuel shortages stemming from President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's plan attracted people to the leak at the Tula-Tuxpan pipeline, a few miles from a major refinery.


    Missteps in Mexican pipeline blast trigger new scrutiny of fuel planState oil firm Pemex did not close the gasoline pipe when first notified by the military, about four hours before Friday's blast, because it considered the leak "minimal," Security Minister Alfonso Durazo told a news conference. In the hours that followed, the leak grew and as many as 800 people brought plastic containers to the gushing duct, filling up with free fuel in what witnesses described as an almost festive atmosphere. Relatives of some of the victims said fuel shortages stemming from President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's plan attracted people to the leak at the Tula-Tuxpan pipeline, a few miles from a major refinery.


     

  • 'We Are All Stakeholders of Our Global Future': Klaus Schwab, Founder of the World Economic Forum, Talks Change and Progress      Sun, 20 Jan 2019 12:57:48 -0500

    'We Are All Stakeholders of Our Global Future': Klaus Schwab, Founder of the World Economic Forum, Talks Change and Progress"Big issues in the world cannot be solved by governments alone"


    'We Are All Stakeholders of Our Global Future': Klaus Schwab, Founder of the World Economic Forum, Talks Change and Progress"Big issues in the world cannot be solved by governments alone"


     

  • The Latest: Israeli PM says Iranian sites in Syria 'pounded'      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 06:33:47 -0500

    The Latest: Israeli PM says Iranian sites in Syria 'pounded'JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli airstrikes in Syria (all times local):


    The Latest: Israeli PM says Iranian sites in Syria 'pounded'JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli airstrikes in Syria (all times local):


     

  • Ghosn awaits fate after vowing to stay in Japan if bailed      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:53:31 -0500

    Ghosn awaits fate after vowing to stay in Japan if bailedCarlos Ghosn awaits his fate as a Tokyo court prepares to rule on his bail request after the ousted Nissan boss vowed to remain in Japan if released and offered to provide more collateral. "As the court considers my bail application, I want to emphasise that I will reside in Japan and respect any and all bail conditions the Court concludes are warranted," Ghosn said in a statement released by his US-based representatives. A spokeswoman for Ghosn, Devon Spurgeon, said his family had already rented an apartment in Tokyo where he promised to reside while awaiting trial.


    Ghosn awaits fate after vowing to stay in Japan if bailedCarlos Ghosn awaits his fate as a Tokyo court prepares to rule on his bail request after the ousted Nissan boss vowed to remain in Japan if released and offered to provide more collateral. "As the court considers my bail application, I want to emphasise that I will reside in Japan and respect any and all bail conditions the Court concludes are warranted," Ghosn said in a statement released by his US-based representatives. A spokeswoman for Ghosn, Devon Spurgeon, said his family had already rented an apartment in Tokyo where he promised to reside while awaiting trial.


     

  • Trump confuses weather with climate change again: 'Wouldn’t be bad to have a little good old fashioned Global Warming right now!'      Sun, 20 Jan 2019 08:46:00 -0500

    Trump confuses weather with climate change again: 'Wouldn’t be bad to have a little good old fashioned Global Warming right now!'Donald Trump has again confused weather with climate change, suggesting the US would benefit from “a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming right now” amid forecasts of snow and cold conditions. Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of snow and near record setting cold. In November, Mr Trump conflated seasonal weather with climate change, suggesting chilly conditions meant global warming wasn’t real.


    Trump confuses weather with climate change again: 'Wouldn’t be bad to have a little good old fashioned Global Warming right now!'Donald Trump has again confused weather with climate change, suggesting the US would benefit from “a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming right now” amid forecasts of snow and cold conditions. Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of snow and near record setting cold. In November, Mr Trump conflated seasonal weather with climate change, suggesting chilly conditions meant global warming wasn’t real.


     

  • United Airlines passengers stranded over 15 hours at frigid Canadian military base      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:29:19 -0500

    United Airlines passengers stranded over 15 hours at frigid Canadian military baseUnited Flight 179 passengers leaving New Jersey were stranded for nearly a day in Canada and then sent back to Newark Liberty International Airport.


    United Airlines passengers stranded over 15 hours at frigid Canadian military baseUnited Flight 179 passengers leaving New Jersey were stranded for nearly a day in Canada and then sent back to Newark Liberty International Airport.


     

  • China's population growth slows despite two-child policy      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:06:48 -0500

    China's population growth slows despite two-child policyChina's population grew at a slower rate last year despite the abolition of the one-child policy, official data showed Monday, raising fears an ageing society will pile further pressure on an already slowing economy. China's government raised the limit to two children in 2016 to rejuvenate the world's most populous country, which has nearly 1.4 billion people, and experts say it may remove the cap next year. "Decades-long social and economic transformations have prepared an entirely new generation in China, for whom marriage and childbearing no longer have the importance as they once did for their parents generation," said Wang Feng, a sociology professor at University of California, Irving.


    China's population growth slows despite two-child policyChina's population grew at a slower rate last year despite the abolition of the one-child policy, official data showed Monday, raising fears an ageing society will pile further pressure on an already slowing economy. China's government raised the limit to two children in 2016 to rejuvenate the world's most populous country, which has nearly 1.4 billion people, and experts say it may remove the cap next year. "Decades-long social and economic transformations have prepared an entirely new generation in China, for whom marriage and childbearing no longer have the importance as they once did for their parents generation," said Wang Feng, a sociology professor at University of California, Irving.


     

  • Yes, You Can Kill an F-22 Raptor of F-35 Stealth Fighter      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0500

    Yes, You Can Kill an F-22 Raptor of F-35 Stealth FighterThis is how.


    Yes, You Can Kill an F-22 Raptor of F-35 Stealth FighterThis is how.


     

  • Google hit with $57 million GDPR fine, the first for a US tech company      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:02:53 -0500

    Google hit with $57 million GDPR fine, the first for a US tech companyGoogle has kicked off 2019 by getting hit with yet another multimillion-dollar fine from a European regulator. Stemming from an investigation that began in May -- the day after Europe's strict new data privacy rules known as GDPR went into effect -- France's data protection authority has announced a $57 million fine against Google in the first such GDPR penalty levied against a US technology company. In a statement explaining the action, the French agency known as the CNIL noted that the fine is a result of deficiencies that include Google not being clear enough about the way user data is handled to present personalized ads. The CNIL's statement goes on to note that "the infringements observed deprive the users of essential guarantees regarding processing operations that can reveal important parts of their private life since they are based on a huge amount of data, a wide variety of services and almost unlimited possible combinations." The penalty is also connected to the way the French agency sees Google as not being clear enough in a broad sense about how user data is collected and how it's subsequently used. Google released a statement saying it hasn't decided yet whether to appeal this punishment, which certainly didn't come as a surprise. Once the General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR for short, went into effect in Europe last year, it was regarded as only a matter of time before regulators there would use the stricter privacy framework to push back on tech giants in a way that's not happening in the US. The CNIL statement goes on to provide context for the fine against Google by noting that "This is the first time that the CNIL applies the new sanction limits provided by the GDPR. The amount decided, and the publicity of the fine, are justified by the severity of the infringements observed regarding the essential principles of the GDPR -- transparency, information and consent." Google, for its part, acknowledged that "high standards" of transparency and control are expected of the company by the public and that Google is "committed to meeting those expectations and the consent requirements of the GDPR." The new fine, however, is yet another example of European-led pushback against the search giant, which has also come under fire from EU officials over antitrust concerns. Along those lines, the EU hit Google with a record-setting $5 billion fine last year for antitrust issues related to its Android mobile operating system.


    Google hit with $57 million GDPR fine, the first for a US tech companyGoogle has kicked off 2019 by getting hit with yet another multimillion-dollar fine from a European regulator. Stemming from an investigation that began in May -- the day after Europe's strict new data privacy rules known as GDPR went into effect -- France's data protection authority has announced a $57 million fine against Google in the first such GDPR penalty levied against a US technology company. In a statement explaining the action, the French agency known as the CNIL noted that the fine is a result of deficiencies that include Google not being clear enough about the way user data is handled to present personalized ads. The CNIL's statement goes on to note that "the infringements observed deprive the users of essential guarantees regarding processing operations that can reveal important parts of their private life since they are based on a huge amount of data, a wide variety of services and almost unlimited possible combinations." The penalty is also connected to the way the French agency sees Google as not being clear enough in a broad sense about how user data is collected and how it's subsequently used. Google released a statement saying it hasn't decided yet whether to appeal this punishment, which certainly didn't come as a surprise. Once the General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR for short, went into effect in Europe last year, it was regarded as only a matter of time before regulators there would use the stricter privacy framework to push back on tech giants in a way that's not happening in the US. The CNIL statement goes on to provide context for the fine against Google by noting that "This is the first time that the CNIL applies the new sanction limits provided by the GDPR. The amount decided, and the publicity of the fine, are justified by the severity of the infringements observed regarding the essential principles of the GDPR -- transparency, information and consent." Google, for its part, acknowledged that "high standards" of transparency and control are expected of the company by the public and that Google is "committed to meeting those expectations and the consent requirements of the GDPR." The new fine, however, is yet another example of European-led pushback against the search giant, which has also come under fire from EU officials over antitrust concerns. Along those lines, the EU hit Google with a record-setting $5 billion fine last year for antitrust issues related to its Android mobile operating system.


     

  • Taliban say they hold talks with U.S. Afghan envoy in Qatar      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:41:00 -0500

    Taliban say they hold talks with U.S. Afghan envoy in QatarKABUL/PESHAWAR,Pakistan (Reuters) - The Taliban met U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar on Monday, the militant group said, days after threatening to pull out of Afghan peace talks and hours after Taliban fighters killed more than 100 members of the Afghan security forces. "Talks between Taliban leaders and U.S. officials have started today in Qatar," Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement.


    Taliban say they hold talks with U.S. Afghan envoy in QatarKABUL/PESHAWAR,Pakistan (Reuters) - The Taliban met U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar on Monday, the militant group said, days after threatening to pull out of Afghan peace talks and hours after Taliban fighters killed more than 100 members of the Afghan security forces. "Talks between Taliban leaders and U.S. officials have started today in Qatar," Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement.


     

  • 4 Arizona Women Convicted for Leaving Water for Migrants      Sun, 20 Jan 2019 12:46:05 -0500

    4 Arizona Women Convicted for Leaving Water for Migrants"If giving water to someone dying of thirst is illegal, what humanity is left in the law of this country?”


    4 Arizona Women Convicted for Leaving Water for Migrants"If giving water to someone dying of thirst is illegal, what humanity is left in the law of this country?”


     

  • Zimbabwe's president returns amid economic crisis, crackdown      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:45:31 -0500

    Zimbabwe's president returns amid economic crisis, crackdownHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Harare late Monday after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address the country's economic crisis and crackdown.


    Zimbabwe's president returns amid economic crisis, crackdownHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Harare late Monday after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address the country's economic crisis and crackdown.


     

  • Report reveals an undeclared North Korean missile base headquarters      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:31:51 -0500

    Report reveals an undeclared North Korean missile base headquarters"The Sino-ri missile operating base and the Nodong missiles deployed at this location fit into North Korea's presumed nuclear military strategy by providing an operational-level nuclear or conventional first strike capability," the report said. The discovery of an undeclared missile headquarters comes three days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he "looks forward" to another summit to discuss denuclearization with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February.


    Report reveals an undeclared North Korean missile base headquarters"The Sino-ri missile operating base and the Nodong missiles deployed at this location fit into North Korea's presumed nuclear military strategy by providing an operational-level nuclear or conventional first strike capability," the report said. The discovery of an undeclared missile headquarters comes three days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he "looks forward" to another summit to discuss denuclearization with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February.


     

  • Airlines already canceling flights into Monday from Winter Storm Harper      Sun, 20 Jan 2019 09:52:38 -0500

    Airlines already canceling flights into Monday from Winter Storm HarperFlight headaches were on the rise Saturday as a winter storm moved toward the Northeast. Cancellations spiked into the thousands, with more likely.


    Airlines already canceling flights into Monday from Winter Storm HarperFlight headaches were on the rise Saturday as a winter storm moved toward the Northeast. Cancellations spiked into the thousands, with more likely.


     

  • The Entry-Level 2019 Porsche Cayenne Deserves Your Attention      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:10:00 -0500

    The Entry-Level 2019 Porsche Cayenne Deserves Your AttentionPorsche’s base Cayenne will have you seeking out the roads usually reserved for sports cars.


    The Entry-Level 2019 Porsche Cayenne Deserves Your AttentionPorsche’s base Cayenne will have you seeking out the roads usually reserved for sports cars.


     

  • 'Welcome' refugees in Kansas celebrate their American birthdays      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:21:18 -0500

    'Welcome' refugees in Kansas celebrate their American birthdaysMany of nearly 100 excited children running around a community center in Kansas City over the weekend had two things in common. Far from a strange coincidence, the date is usually assigned to immigrants who arrive in the United States without birth certificates, as refugees often do.


    'Welcome' refugees in Kansas celebrate their American birthdaysMany of nearly 100 excited children running around a community center in Kansas City over the weekend had two things in common. Far from a strange coincidence, the date is usually assigned to immigrants who arrive in the United States without birth certificates, as refugees often do.


     

  • AFP to cut 95 jobs, CEO says, scaling back initial 125 target      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 20:40:32 -0500

    AFP to cut 95 jobs, CEO says, scaling back initial 125 targetAgence France-Presse will cut 95 jobs over the next five years, 30 fewer than announced in October, without affecting targeted savings, CEO Fabrice Fries said Monday. Presenting a revised version of his "transformation plan" to employee representatives, Fries said the company would still save 14 million euros ($15.9 million) on wage costs and five million euros on other expenses by 2023. To achieve this, management will convert 15 of the current 175 expatriate postings into local jobs and realise savings through replacing senior employees with younger ones.


    AFP to cut 95 jobs, CEO says, scaling back initial 125 targetAgence France-Presse will cut 95 jobs over the next five years, 30 fewer than announced in October, without affecting targeted savings, CEO Fabrice Fries said Monday. Presenting a revised version of his "transformation plan" to employee representatives, Fries said the company would still save 14 million euros ($15.9 million) on wage costs and five million euros on other expenses by 2023. To achieve this, management will convert 15 of the current 175 expatriate postings into local jobs and realise savings through replacing senior employees with younger ones.


     

  • White House tweets about Martin Luther King Jr. aren't going over well      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:51:21 -0500

    White House tweets about Martin Luther King Jr. aren't going over wellSarah Huckabee Sanders' tweet honoring Martin Luther King Jr. is not going over well.  In a tweet, the White House press secretary wrote that King "gave his life" for the civil rights movement, and that "our country is better thanks to his inspiration and sacrifice."  > Today we honor a great American who gave his life to right the wrong of racial inequality. Our country is better thanks to his inspiration and sacrifice #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/wWYdNWtGuy > > -- Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 21, 2019 Here's the thing: King didn't give his life. He was assassinated four years after he was blackmailed by the FBI; his family still believes his death was a government-orchestrated conspiracy to silence the civil rights movement.  SEE ALSO: 7 ways to meaningfully honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day Which is why, considering the Trump administration's history of not condemning white nationalist rallies, Twitter users found Sanders' post so disrespectful.  > he was murdered Sarah > > -- Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) January 21, 2019 > He was assassinated by a racist and if he were alive today you would have "both sided" him but sure. https://t.co/VYBD31u9ao > > -- Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) January 21, 2019 > He was killed. He was killed by the same type of people who continue to support Trump and attend his rallies with confederate flags and racist slogans. MLK Jr. didn't give his life, his life was stolen. Shame on you for trying to spin that fact. > > -- Sarah Wood (@sarahwoodwriter) January 21, 2019 > Dr. Martin Luther King was killed. He did not give his life. He was murdered. > > -- Kimberly | Kim (@KimberlyetCie) January 21, 2019 > He didn't give his life. It was taken. https://t.co/vWsgIaUyTl > > -- Tiffany Cross (@TiffanyDCross) January 21, 2019 Americans also found Trump's post honoring King particularly ironic.  > I can't believe what you say, because I see what you do. > \- James Baldwin pic.twitter.com/yd5RPM2end > > -- Alexander McCoy (@AlexanderMcCoy4) January 21, 2019 In addition to tweeting, Trump also remembered King by visiting his memorial "for about two minutes," according to the Huffington Post. King's son, Martin Luther King III, also condemned Vice President Mike Pence for quoting his father's famous "I have a dream" speech while talking about the border wall.  "The vice president attempted to compare the president to Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a bridge builder, not a wall builder," the younger King said. ## WATCH: This company wants to illuminate our skies with artificial shooting stars


    White House tweets about Martin Luther King Jr. aren't going over wellSarah Huckabee Sanders' tweet honoring Martin Luther King Jr. is not going over well.  In a tweet, the White House press secretary wrote that King "gave his life" for the civil rights movement, and that "our country is better thanks to his inspiration and sacrifice."  > Today we honor a great American who gave his life to right the wrong of racial inequality. Our country is better thanks to his inspiration and sacrifice #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/wWYdNWtGuy > > -- Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 21, 2019 Here's the thing: King didn't give his life. He was assassinated four years after he was blackmailed by the FBI; his family still believes his death was a government-orchestrated conspiracy to silence the civil rights movement.  SEE ALSO: 7 ways to meaningfully honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day Which is why, considering the Trump administration's history of not condemning white nationalist rallies, Twitter users found Sanders' post so disrespectful.  > he was murdered Sarah > > -- Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) January 21, 2019 > He was assassinated by a racist and if he were alive today you would have "both sided" him but sure. https://t.co/VYBD31u9ao > > -- Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) January 21, 2019 > He was killed. He was killed by the same type of people who continue to support Trump and attend his rallies with confederate flags and racist slogans. MLK Jr. didn't give his life, his life was stolen. Shame on you for trying to spin that fact. > > -- Sarah Wood (@sarahwoodwriter) January 21, 2019 > Dr. Martin Luther King was killed. He did not give his life. He was murdered. > > -- Kimberly | Kim (@KimberlyetCie) January 21, 2019 > He didn't give his life. It was taken. https://t.co/vWsgIaUyTl > > -- Tiffany Cross (@TiffanyDCross) January 21, 2019 Americans also found Trump's post honoring King particularly ironic.  > I can't believe what you say, because I see what you do. > \- James Baldwin pic.twitter.com/yd5RPM2end > > -- Alexander McCoy (@AlexanderMcCoy4) January 21, 2019 In addition to tweeting, Trump also remembered King by visiting his memorial "for about two minutes," according to the Huffington Post. King's son, Martin Luther King III, also condemned Vice President Mike Pence for quoting his father's famous "I have a dream" speech while talking about the border wall.  "The vice president attempted to compare the president to Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a bridge builder, not a wall builder," the younger King said. ## WATCH: This company wants to illuminate our skies with artificial shooting stars


     

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responds to Aaron Sorkin’s demand for newly elected Democrats ‘stop acting like young people’      Sun, 20 Jan 2019 21:03:00 -0500

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responds to Aaron Sorkin’s demand for newly elected Democrats ‘stop acting like young people’The youngest woman ever elected to Congress has responded to producer Aaron Sorkin’s demand that the new intake of Democrats ‘stop acting like young people’ - saying if politicians do not show up and fight for them, they cannot expect their vote. Speaking on CNN, where he was promoting his Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, the 57-year said he liked the newly elected young Democrats in Congress, but suggested they needed to act differently. “I really like the new crop of young people who were just elected to Congress.


    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responds to Aaron Sorkin’s demand for newly elected Democrats ‘stop acting like young people’The youngest woman ever elected to Congress has responded to producer Aaron Sorkin’s demand that the new intake of Democrats ‘stop acting like young people’ - saying if politicians do not show up and fight for them, they cannot expect their vote. Speaking on CNN, where he was promoting his Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, the 57-year said he liked the newly elected young Democrats in Congress, but suggested they needed to act differently. “I really like the new crop of young people who were just elected to Congress.


     

  • Toddler mimics dad and puts hands up during shoplifting arrest      Sun, 20 Jan 2019 17:10:52 -0500

    Toddler mimics dad and puts hands up during shoplifting arrestPolice are reviewing body cam info after a toddler walked towards armed officers with her hands up.


    Toddler mimics dad and puts hands up during shoplifting arrestPolice are reviewing body cam info after a toddler walked towards armed officers with her hands up.


     

  • Prince Philip 'could be sent on driving awareness course' as police investigate crash      Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:00:00 -0500

    Prince Philip 'could be sent on driving awareness course' as police investigate crashThe Duke of Edinburgh could be sent on a drivers’ awareness course, it has emerged, as police continue to investigate a crash which left two women hospitalised. The Duke, 97, is understood to have no intention of giving up driving, having been photographed on public roads driving a new car less than 48 hours after the accident. He is understood to be complying with a Norfolk Police investigation, which will see him interviewed about what happened. Two women, aged 45 and 28, will also be asked for their recollections of the accident, after their Kia Carens collided with the Duke’s Land Rover Freelander on the A149 on Thursday. Both police and palace have emphasised that the investigation will be conducted in the same way as any other traffic accident, despite one of the involved parties being married to the Queen. That process would see him interviewed in the coming days, before police officers recommend whether to proceed with charging anyone involved. The scene of the crash, on the A149 at Sandringham The Duke has already passed an eye test as part of the investigation, celebrating by defiantly driving himself around the public roads near to Sandringham alone less than 48 hours after the accident. He was caught on camera driving in dark glasses without wearing a seatbelt, in a gesture that has been criticised by onlookers. A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “We are aware of the photograph. “Suitable words of advice have been given to the driver and this is in line with our standard response when being made aware of or receiving such images showing this type of offence.” The law states that drivers can be fined up to £500 if caught without a seatbelt. The Duke of Edinburgh drives the Queen and Barack and Michelle Obama during their visit to Windsor Credit: Geoff Pugh If the Duke was found to be at fault for the Sandringham accident, he could be charged with driving without due care and attention, which carries a maximum penalty of nine points on a driving record and a £5,000 fine. It is thought unlikely that a prosecution would come to court. A police source said yesterday that non-royal drivers involved in a similar collision would more likely be offered a drivers’ awareness course, with improving their motoring skills considered more in the public interest than a court case. The Duke reportedly said "I'm such a fool" after being pulled from his wrecked Land Rover Freelander on Thursday after it flipped on its side following the collision with a Kia close to Sandringham. Witnesses claim he had told police at the scene he had been “dazzled” by the low sun at 2.45pm. A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “As is standard procedure with injury collisions, the incident will be investigated and any appropriate action taken.”


    Prince Philip 'could be sent on driving awareness course' as police investigate crashThe Duke of Edinburgh could be sent on a drivers’ awareness course, it has emerged, as police continue to investigate a crash which left two women hospitalised. The Duke, 97, is understood to have no intention of giving up driving, having been photographed on public roads driving a new car less than 48 hours after the accident. He is understood to be complying with a Norfolk Police investigation, which will see him interviewed about what happened. Two women, aged 45 and 28, will also be asked for their recollections of the accident, after their Kia Carens collided with the Duke’s Land Rover Freelander on the A149 on Thursday. Both police and palace have emphasised that the investigation will be conducted in the same way as any other traffic accident, despite one of the involved parties being married to the Queen. That process would see him interviewed in the coming days, before police officers recommend whether to proceed with charging anyone involved. The scene of the crash, on the A149 at Sandringham The Duke has already passed an eye test as part of the investigation, celebrating by defiantly driving himself around the public roads near to Sandringham alone less than 48 hours after the accident. He was caught on camera driving in dark glasses without wearing a seatbelt, in a gesture that has been criticised by onlookers. A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “We are aware of the photograph. “Suitable words of advice have been given to the driver and this is in line with our standard response when being made aware of or receiving such images showing this type of offence.” The law states that drivers can be fined up to £500 if caught without a seatbelt. The Duke of Edinburgh drives the Queen and Barack and Michelle Obama during their visit to Windsor Credit: Geoff Pugh If the Duke was found to be at fault for the Sandringham accident, he could be charged with driving without due care and attention, which carries a maximum penalty of nine points on a driving record and a £5,000 fine. It is thought unlikely that a prosecution would come to court. A police source said yesterday that non-royal drivers involved in a similar collision would more likely be offered a drivers’ awareness course, with improving their motoring skills considered more in the public interest than a court case. The Duke reportedly said "I'm such a fool" after being pulled from his wrecked Land Rover Freelander on Thursday after it flipped on its side following the collision with a Kia close to Sandringham. Witnesses claim he had told police at the scene he had been “dazzled” by the low sun at 2.45pm. A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “As is standard procedure with injury collisions, the incident will be investigated and any appropriate action taken.”


     

  • Senator Graham urges Trump to meet Pakistan PM Khan      Sun, 20 Jan 2019 11:42:01 -0500

    Senator Graham urges Trump to meet Pakistan PM KhanThe comments, which add to growing signs of improved relations between Islamabad and Washington, come amid efforts to press on with talks between the Taliban and the United States aimed at an agreement to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan. "I've seen things change here and all in a positive direction," Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee who has generally been a staunch supporter of Trump, told a news conference in Islamabad. U.S. relations with Pakistan have long been dogged by suspicions that elements in the Pakistani establishment were aiding the Taliban, a charge Islamabad strongly denies.


    Senator Graham urges Trump to meet Pakistan PM KhanThe comments, which add to growing signs of improved relations between Islamabad and Washington, come amid efforts to press on with talks between the Taliban and the United States aimed at an agreement to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan. "I've seen things change here and all in a positive direction," Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee who has generally been a staunch supporter of Trump, told a news conference in Islamabad. U.S. relations with Pakistan have long been dogged by suspicions that elements in the Pakistani establishment were aiding the Taliban, a charge Islamabad strongly denies.


     

  • The Latest: New York City airport faces wind disruptions      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 20:57:59 -0500

    The Latest: New York City airport faces wind disruptionsThe Latest on the winter storm hitting the East Coast (all times local):


    The Latest: New York City airport faces wind disruptionsThe Latest on the winter storm hitting the East Coast (all times local):


     

  • America's F-35 Stealth Fighter: The Ultimate Missile Killer?      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 23:00:00 -0500

    America's F-35 Stealth Fighter: The Ultimate Missile Killer?The Pentagon wants to add F-35 stealth fighters to America's missile shield. But to have any chance at shooting down ballistic missiles, the F-35 might need a new weapon.


    America's F-35 Stealth Fighter: The Ultimate Missile Killer?The Pentagon wants to add F-35 stealth fighters to America's missile shield. But to have any chance at shooting down ballistic missiles, the F-35 might need a new weapon.


     

  • 'SNL' pits millennials against baby boomers in hilariously sad game-show sketch      Sun, 20 Jan 2019 12:47:31 -0500

    'SNL' pits millennials against baby boomers in hilariously sad game-show sketch'Saturday Night Live' had fun with the generational divide between millennials and boomers in a game-show sketch featuring host Rachel Brosnahan.


    'SNL' pits millennials against baby boomers in hilariously sad game-show sketch'Saturday Night Live' had fun with the generational divide between millennials and boomers in a game-show sketch featuring host Rachel Brosnahan.


     

  • Tourist killed by falling window from Hong Kong hotel      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:15:37 -0500

    Tourist killed by falling window from Hong Kong hotelA hotel employee arrested after a window she was cleaning fell onto a busy Hong Kong street and killed a tourist was released on bail Tuesday as investigators try to work out what caused the fatal tragedy. Police said a 24-year-old female tourist from the Chinese mainland was struck by the window which fell from the 16th floor of the Mira Hotel in the busy Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district on Monday. The accident sparked alarm that a window could possibly fall from the outside of a modern hotel building in a city stacked with skyscrapers.


    Tourist killed by falling window from Hong Kong hotelA hotel employee arrested after a window she was cleaning fell onto a busy Hong Kong street and killed a tourist was released on bail Tuesday as investigators try to work out what caused the fatal tragedy. Police said a 24-year-old female tourist from the Chinese mainland was struck by the window which fell from the 16th floor of the Mira Hotel in the busy Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district on Monday. The accident sparked alarm that a window could possibly fall from the outside of a modern hotel building in a city stacked with skyscrapers.


     

  • How to Use a Smart Speaker as Your Smart Home Hub      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 06:01:40 -0500

    How to Use a Smart Speaker as Your Smart Home HubIt used to be that controlling smart home devices such as smart thermostats, home security cameras, or smart locks involved pulling out your smartphone, opening up the app for each device, and ta...


    How to Use a Smart Speaker as Your Smart Home HubIt used to be that controlling smart home devices such as smart thermostats, home security cameras, or smart locks involved pulling out your smartphone, opening up the app for each device, and ta...


     

  • Where the investigations related to President Trump stand      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:17:27 -0500

    Where the investigations related to President Trump standA look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him:


    Where the investigations related to President Trump standA look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him:


     

  • Taiwan's 'Bikini Climber' social media star dies after ravine fall      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 22:01:29 -0500

    Taiwan's 'Bikini Climber' social media star dies after ravine fallTaiwanese rescue teams were trying Tuesday to retrieve the body of a dead hiker who became famous on social media for taking selfies on top of mountain peaks dressed in a bikini. Gigi Wu -- dubbed the "Bikini Climber" by fans -- used a satellite phone on Saturday to tell friends she had fallen down a ravine in Taiwan's Yushan national park and badly injured herself. "The weather conditions in the mountains are not good, we have asked our rescuers to move the body to a more open space and after the weather clears we will make a request for a helicopter to bring the body down," Lin Cheng-yi, from the Nantou County Fire and Rescue Services, told reporters.


    Taiwan's 'Bikini Climber' social media star dies after ravine fallTaiwanese rescue teams were trying Tuesday to retrieve the body of a dead hiker who became famous on social media for taking selfies on top of mountain peaks dressed in a bikini. Gigi Wu -- dubbed the "Bikini Climber" by fans -- used a satellite phone on Saturday to tell friends she had fallen down a ravine in Taiwan's Yushan national park and badly injured herself. "The weather conditions in the mountains are not good, we have asked our rescuers to move the body to a more open space and after the weather clears we will make a request for a helicopter to bring the body down," Lin Cheng-yi, from the Nantou County Fire and Rescue Services, told reporters.


     

  • Elon Musk gets green light to deliver Tesla Model 3 cars in Europe      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:36:13 -0500

    Elon Musk gets green light to deliver Tesla Model 3 cars in EuropeTesla has secured approval from regulators to sell its Model 3 cars in Europe, in a move that will bring it in direct competition with the likes of BMW, Volkswagen and Peugeot in their home market. Dutch vehicle authority RDW approved Tesla's request to sell the most affordable of its electric cars on Monday, meaning that British customers can order the car from next month. Production of right hand driving vehicles, the standard in the UK, is not due to start until mid 2019. The announcement comes days after chief executive Elon Musk issued a letter to all of his employees, describing 2018 as "the most challenging in Tesla's history". In the same letter, Musk said he had "no choice" but to reduce full time employee headcount by 7pc and retain only the most critical temps and contractors.  "There isn't any other way," he said. Workers will now focus on producing a cheaper version of the Model 3 in an attempt to boost sales.  Shipments of Model 3 vehicles to Europe and Asia are expected to generate a profit for the company in future, Musk said.  Tesla's Model 3 is currently priced at over $35,000 (£27,200), has a range of 220 miles and a top speed of 130 mph. The model first went on sale at the end of 2018.  Tesla was forced to push back its production targets last year when it failed to hit the 5,000 vehicle a week target by the end of 2017.


    Elon Musk gets green light to deliver Tesla Model 3 cars in EuropeTesla has secured approval from regulators to sell its Model 3 cars in Europe, in a move that will bring it in direct competition with the likes of BMW, Volkswagen and Peugeot in their home market. Dutch vehicle authority RDW approved Tesla's request to sell the most affordable of its electric cars on Monday, meaning that British customers can order the car from next month. Production of right hand driving vehicles, the standard in the UK, is not due to start until mid 2019. The announcement comes days after chief executive Elon Musk issued a letter to all of his employees, describing 2018 as "the most challenging in Tesla's history". In the same letter, Musk said he had "no choice" but to reduce full time employee headcount by 7pc and retain only the most critical temps and contractors.  "There isn't any other way," he said. Workers will now focus on producing a cheaper version of the Model 3 in an attempt to boost sales.  Shipments of Model 3 vehicles to Europe and Asia are expected to generate a profit for the company in future, Musk said.  Tesla's Model 3 is currently priced at over $35,000 (£27,200), has a range of 220 miles and a top speed of 130 mph. The model first went on sale at the end of 2018.  Tesla was forced to push back its production targets last year when it failed to hit the 5,000 vehicle a week target by the end of 2017.


     

  • Ireland will not engage in bilateral Brexit negotiations: minister      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:20:26 -0500

    Ireland will not engage in bilateral Brexit negotiations: ministerIreland will not engage in bilateral talks on Brexit and will only negotiate as part of the 27 remaining members of the European Union, Ireland's European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee said on Monday. The Sunday Times reported British Prime Minister Theresa May was seeking a treaty with Ireland to remove the contentious backstop arrangement, and a member of the Northern Ireland party backing her in parliament said on Monday that direct talks between his party and the Irish government would be helpful. "What we can't do and what we won't do, because we have not throughout this entire process, is engage in any kind of bilateral negotiations with the DUP or any other political party in Northern Ireland or the UK.


    Ireland will not engage in bilateral Brexit negotiations: ministerIreland will not engage in bilateral talks on Brexit and will only negotiate as part of the 27 remaining members of the European Union, Ireland's European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee said on Monday. The Sunday Times reported British Prime Minister Theresa May was seeking a treaty with Ireland to remove the contentious backstop arrangement, and a member of the Northern Ireland party backing her in parliament said on Monday that direct talks between his party and the Irish government would be helpful. "What we can't do and what we won't do, because we have not throughout this entire process, is engage in any kind of bilateral negotiations with the DUP or any other political party in Northern Ireland or the UK.


     

  • Snow fallout: Airlines canceled more than 4,800 flights since Friday      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:20:39 -0500

    Snow fallout: Airlines canceled more than 4,800 flights since FridayFlight schedules appeared to be on the rebound Monday after a rough weekend. But only after 4,600 mostly storm-related cancellations since Friday.


    Snow fallout: Airlines canceled more than 4,800 flights since FridayFlight schedules appeared to be on the rebound Monday after a rough weekend. But only after 4,600 mostly storm-related cancellations since Friday.


     

  • Taliban attack on Afghan military base kills more than 100      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:54:15 -0500

    Taliban attack on Afghan military base kills more than 100Taliban attackers killed more than 100 Afghan security personnel when they detonated a car bomb in a training base and then stormed inside. The deadly attack on an intelligence training centre came amid American fears that the beleaguered Afghan forces are suffering unsustainable casualties against the Taliban. A captured, American-made armoured vehicle loaded with explosives was rammed through a checkpoint at the National Directorate of Security (NDS) training base in Maidan Shahr, the capital of Maidan Wardak province. A senior defence official told Reuters that after the vehicle detonated in the campus, two gunmen had entered and shot dead many Afghans in the wake of the huge explosion. "We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training centre, eight special commandoes are among the dead," said the official. Another official put the NDS death toll at more than 100. An Afghan policeman keeps watch at a checkpoint on the Ghazni highway, in Maidan Shar (file photo) Credit: REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail Last month, the Pentagon’s pick for the next commander of U.S. Central Command said the Afghan's high casualty rate was unsustainable. Lt Gen Kenneth McKenzie said: “Their losses have been very high. They are fighting hard, but their losses are not going to be sustainable unless we correct this problem.” Ashraf Ghani, last year said Afghanistan had lost 28,000 soldiers and police killed since 2015. Sharif Hotak, a member of the Wardak provincial council in Maidan Wardak, said he saw bodies of 35 Afghan personnel in the hospital after the attack. "Many more were killed. Several bodies were transported to Kabul city and many injured were transferred to hospitals in Kabul," said Hotak, adding that "the government was hiding the accurate casualty figures to prevent a further dip in morale of the Afghan forces." Two senior officials in the interior ministry said the exact casualty figures was not being disclosed to prevent unrest within the armed forces. Lindsey Graham, the senior US Republican senator, said during a visit to Islamabad earlier this week that the Afghan forces still needed American help. “ Those who want the Afghans to fight and be in the front of the fight, they are,” he said. “ To those who believe they should do more and America should do less, that's coming true. One thing I can tell President Trump and the American people is that we are still needed. It is in our interests to see this through.”


    Taliban attack on Afghan military base kills more than 100Taliban attackers killed more than 100 Afghan security personnel when they detonated a car bomb in a training base and then stormed inside. The deadly attack on an intelligence training centre came amid American fears that the beleaguered Afghan forces are suffering unsustainable casualties against the Taliban. A captured, American-made armoured vehicle loaded with explosives was rammed through a checkpoint at the National Directorate of Security (NDS) training base in Maidan Shahr, the capital of Maidan Wardak province. A senior defence official told Reuters that after the vehicle detonated in the campus, two gunmen had entered and shot dead many Afghans in the wake of the huge explosion. "We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training centre, eight special commandoes are among the dead," said the official. Another official put the NDS death toll at more than 100. An Afghan policeman keeps watch at a checkpoint on the Ghazni highway, in Maidan Shar (file photo) Credit: REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail Last month, the Pentagon’s pick for the next commander of U.S. Central Command said the Afghan's high casualty rate was unsustainable. Lt Gen Kenneth McKenzie said: “Their losses have been very high. They are fighting hard, but their losses are not going to be sustainable unless we correct this problem.” Ashraf Ghani, last year said Afghanistan had lost 28,000 soldiers and police killed since 2015. Sharif Hotak, a member of the Wardak provincial council in Maidan Wardak, said he saw bodies of 35 Afghan personnel in the hospital after the attack. "Many more were killed. Several bodies were transported to Kabul city and many injured were transferred to hospitals in Kabul," said Hotak, adding that "the government was hiding the accurate casualty figures to prevent a further dip in morale of the Afghan forces." Two senior officials in the interior ministry said the exact casualty figures was not being disclosed to prevent unrest within the armed forces. Lindsey Graham, the senior US Republican senator, said during a visit to Islamabad earlier this week that the Afghan forces still needed American help. “ Those who want the Afghans to fight and be in the front of the fight, they are,” he said. “ To those who believe they should do more and America should do less, that's coming true. One thing I can tell President Trump and the American people is that we are still needed. It is in our interests to see this through.”


     

  • Paper questions Karen Pence's job      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:22:46 -0500

    Paper questions Karen Pence's jobOver Christian school's teacher application.


    Paper questions Karen Pence's jobOver Christian school's teacher application.


     

  • Florida police run over couple lying in the road to watch lunar eclipse      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 17:43:00 -0500

    Florida police run over couple lying in the road to watch lunar eclipseA police officer in Florida ran over two people lying on a dark road to watch the lunar eclipse, leaving them requring hospital treatment. A statement given to the Palm Beach Post by police said that the two were run over after choosing to lie in the park because it was “extremely dark”.


    Florida police run over couple lying in the road to watch lunar eclipseA police officer in Florida ran over two people lying on a dark road to watch the lunar eclipse, leaving them requring hospital treatment. A statement given to the Palm Beach Post by police said that the two were run over after choosing to lie in the park because it was “extremely dark”.


     

  • World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan      Sun, 20 Jan 2019 09:35:05 -0500

    World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern JapanTOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest man has died at his home — a hot springs inn — in northern Japan at the age of 113.


    World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern JapanTOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest man has died at his home — a hot springs inn — in northern Japan at the age of 113.


     

  • Democrats now are the ones prolonging the shutdown      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:40:42 -0500

    Democrats now are the ones prolonging the shutdownOther views: What people are saying about President Donald Trump and Congress


    Democrats now are the ones prolonging the shutdownOther views: What people are saying about President Donald Trump and Congress


     

  • Staff fraud may cost China's DJI drone maker $150 million      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:51:33 -0500

    Staff fraud may cost China's DJI drone maker $150 millionChinese drone maker DJI has placed 45 employees under investigation for alleged fraud that could cost the company more than one billion yuan ($150 million) in losses, the firm said Monday. The world's top civilian drone maker said in an internal memo that most of the employees involved in the fraud worked in the supply chain, and 29 were fired while 16 were reported to the police. The case is expected to involve more than 100 people and many people will be facing a sentence in jail, according to Friday's memo, whose authenticity was confirmed by a company spokeswoman on Monday.


    Staff fraud may cost China's DJI drone maker $150 millionChinese drone maker DJI has placed 45 employees under investigation for alleged fraud that could cost the company more than one billion yuan ($150 million) in losses, the firm said Monday. The world's top civilian drone maker said in an internal memo that most of the employees involved in the fraud worked in the supply chain, and 29 were fired while 16 were reported to the police. The case is expected to involve more than 100 people and many people will be facing a sentence in jail, according to Friday's memo, whose authenticity was confirmed by a company spokeswoman on Monday.


     

  • The First 1500 Toyota Supra Buyers Get This Special Launch Edition      Sun, 20 Jan 2019 09:04:00 -0500

    The First 1500 Toyota Supra Buyers Get This Special Launch EditionWith visual tweaks and a commemorative plaque, this car is a bid to make the new 2020 Supra more collectible.


    The First 1500 Toyota Supra Buyers Get This Special Launch EditionWith visual tweaks and a commemorative plaque, this car is a bid to make the new 2020 Supra more collectible.


     

  • Enbridge gas pipeline explosion causes fireball in Ohio      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:26:33 -0500

    Enbridge gas pipeline explosion causes fireball in Ohio(Reuters) - An explosion of an Enbridge Inc natural gas pipeline in Ohio on Monday created a fireball of flame and damaged homes, prompting the evacuation of nearby residents.


    Enbridge gas pipeline explosion causes fireball in Ohio(Reuters) - An explosion of an Enbridge Inc natural gas pipeline in Ohio on Monday created a fireball of flame and damaged homes, prompting the evacuation of nearby residents.


     

  • The Latest: Bitter cold freezes US regions hit by storm      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:15:46 -0500

    The Latest: Bitter cold freezes US regions hit by stormBOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm moving across the country (all times local):


    The Latest: Bitter cold freezes US regions hit by stormBOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm moving across the country (all times local):


     

  • Bomb blast in a bus kills 3 civilians in Syria's Afrin: monitor      Sun, 20 Jan 2019 11:55:08 -0500

    Bomb blast in a bus kills 3 civilians in Syria's Afrin: monitorA bomb blast in a bus killed three civilians Sunday in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on the first anniversary of a Turkish attack on the Kurdish-majority region, a war monitor said. Nine other people, including fighters, were wounded in the explosion, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, told AFP. Turkish troops and allied rebel groups seized the Afrin region from Kurdish forces in March last year after a two-month air and ground offensive.


    Bomb blast in a bus kills 3 civilians in Syria's Afrin: monitorA bomb blast in a bus killed three civilians Sunday in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on the first anniversary of a Turkish attack on the Kurdish-majority region, a war monitor said. Nine other people, including fighters, were wounded in the explosion, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, told AFP. Turkish troops and allied rebel groups seized the Afrin region from Kurdish forces in March last year after a two-month air and ground offensive.


     

  • Open letter to Xi demands China release detained Canadians      Mon, 21 Jan 2019 23:03:06 -0500

    Open letter to Xi demands China release detained CanadiansA group of 143 former diplomats and scholars from 19 countries have penned an open letter to Xi Jinping, China’s president, demanding Beijing to “immediately release” two Canadians detained in China.  Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat, and Michael Spavor, a prominent consultant on North Korean business issues, have been held for six weeks in Beijing. In their respective roles, the two frequently met with Chinese officials, researchers and scholars, the letter noted. The “detentions send a message that this kind of constructive work is unwelcome and even risky in China,” the letter said. “That will lead to less dialogue and greater distrust, and undermine efforts to manage disagreements and identify common ground. Both China and the rest of the world will be worse off as a result.” The pair disappeared as tensions escalated between Canada and China after Meng Wanzhou, a top executive from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, was arrested in December in Vancouver on a US extradition request related to Iran sanctions violations. Although Beijing has denied any link between the detentions and Ms Meng, 46, the two men were seized shortly after China threatened “serious consequences” over her case.  Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 Credit:  Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press Last week, China handed down a death sentence to a Canadian citizen on drug trafficking charges in a rushed retrial that experts say is another example of Beijing acting in retaliation for Meng, and further efforts to pressure Ottawa in a diplomatic row that has now lasted weeks.  A spate of British diplomats and politicians have signed the letter, including former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind, former Ambassador to China Sir Christopher Hum, and Member of Parliament Lord David Alton.  Signatories also included Gareth Evans, the former foreign minister of Australia, two US deputy assistant secretaries of state, former ambassadors to China from Canada, the US, Australia, Germany, Sweden, and Mexico, and scholars Orville Schell of the Asia Society, Minxin Pei, a professor and expert on Chinese politics at Claremont McKenna College, and Bonnie Glaser, senior advisor for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a US think tank. Meng is currently under house arrest as her case remains pending. Kovrig and Spavor have been allowed a handful of consular visits in detention.


    Open letter to Xi demands China release detained CanadiansA group of 143 former diplomats and scholars from 19 countries have penned an open letter to Xi Jinping, China’s president, demanding Beijing to “immediately release” two Canadians detained in China.  Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat, and Michael Spavor, a prominent consultant on North Korean business issues, have been held for six weeks in Beijing. In their respective roles, the two frequently met with Chinese officials, researchers and scholars, the letter noted. The “detentions send a message that this kind of constructive work is unwelcome and even risky in China,” the letter said. “That will lead to less dialogue and greater distrust, and undermine efforts to manage disagreements and identify common ground. Both China and the rest of the world will be worse off as a result.” The pair disappeared as tensions escalated between Canada and China after Meng Wanzhou, a top executive from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, was arrested in December in Vancouver on a US extradition request related to Iran sanctions violations. Although Beijing has denied any link between the detentions and Ms Meng, 46, the two men were seized shortly after China threatened “serious consequences” over her case.  Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 Credit:  Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press Last week, China handed down a death sentence to a Canadian citizen on drug trafficking charges in a rushed retrial that experts say is another example of Beijing acting in retaliation for Meng, and further efforts to pressure Ottawa in a diplomatic row that has now lasted weeks.  A spate of British diplomats and politicians have signed the letter, including former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind, former Ambassador to China Sir Christopher Hum, and Member of Parliament Lord David Alton.  Signatories also included Gareth Evans, the former foreign minister of Australia, two US deputy assistant secretaries of state, former ambassadors to China from Canada, the US, Australia, Germany, Sweden, and Mexico, and scholars Orville Schell of the Asia Society, Minxin Pei, a professor and expert on Chinese politics at Claremont McKenna College, and Bonnie Glaser, senior advisor for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a US think tank. Meng is currently under house arrest as her case remains pending. Kovrig and Spavor have been allowed a handful of consular visits in detention.


     



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