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Protests continue day after after hundreds injured in Beirut

Protests continue day after after hundreds injured in Beirut For the second night in a row, dozens of people started lobbing stones at police behind a metal barricade blocking a road to parliament, crying "revolution, revolution". A Reuters witness saw police fire rubber bullets. But the army pulled out minutes later, and the clashes resumed with security forces barricaded behind the barriers. [Full Article...]

Democrats, Trump offer duelling arguments on impeachment

Democrats, Trump offer duelling arguments on impeachment The White House in Washington , on January 14, 2020. US President Donald Trump's legal team has given its first formal response to the impeachment charges against him, describing the case as a "dangerous attack" on democracy. An official working on the House impeachment dismissed that response as more like a fundraising email from the Trump reelection campaign - a political defense more tha... [Full Article...]

MYSTERY VIRUS: Canada updates cautions for travelers to Wuhan, China

MYSTERY VIRUS: Canada updates cautions for travelers to Wuhan, China The clinical signs and symptoms of coronavirus infection are mainly fever with a few patients having difficulty in breathing, the Indian travel warning said. Authorities said on Sunday that some of the cases had "no history of contact" with the seafood market believed to be the centre of the outbreak. CDC officials say people shouldn't freak out and that more common illnesses such as the flu are... [Full Article...]

Trump walking fine line in supporting Iran protesters

Trump walking fine line in supporting Iran protesters Thousands had gathered inside a large prayer hall in central Tehran and packed the area and streets outside the building, chanting "Death to America". Khamenei said his "heart burned" for the victims of the crash, but he accused Iran's enemies of seeking to exploit the tragedy to bury the United States' assassination of Iranian military leader General Qassem Soleimani, The New York Times repor... [Full Article...]

After Debate, Warren Told Sanders: 'I Think You Called Me A Liar'

After Debate, Warren Told Sanders: 'I Think You Called Me A Liar' Hot mic audio has been released revealing Senator Elizabeth Warren's harsh rebuke to Senator Bernie Sander's after the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the year. electoral college, which requires candidates to win a majority of states not votes. "This isn't great", one Sanders ally said. "I'm disappointed by the turn of events, and that's an understatement". [Full Article...]

France to host Sahel summit

France to host Sahel summit The French summit is expected to call for broader worldwide support for counterterror efforts in the region where the United Nations envoy for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, last week said public confidence has been shaken by the "unprecedented terrorist violence". [Full Article...]

Explosion causes chemical emergency in Spain

Explosion causes chemical emergency in Spain The explosion led to a fire, the regional service said, while fire departments sent 10 brigades to the area. An enormous explosion at a petrochemical plant in northeastern Spain has killed one person and injured at least eight others, according to authorities. [Full Article...]

Trump fuels controversy over Iran general's killing, United States News & Top Stories

Trump fuels controversy over Iran general's killing, United States News & Top Stories He said, "The mechanism was triggered by Iran on May 10, 2018 in a letter that I wrote to (then European Union foreign policy chief) Federica Mogherini and a letter that I wrote to the Secretary General of the United Nations", days after the USA left the deal. [Full Article...]

Trump's fate rests with McConnell in impeachment trial

Trump's fate rests with McConnell in impeachment trial Since the impeachment process begins in a few days, the senators are still debating the procedural rules. "I'm happy to join the president's team if that's what the president and that's what Pat Cipollone in the White House counsel's team wants; and if that's what the Senate wants", Jordan told " Fox & Friends ". [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders Takes Lead in Iowa, Joe Biden Drops to Fourth

Bernie Sanders Takes Lead in Iowa, Joe Biden Drops to Fourth Only six candidates have qualified, including Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, Biden, Klobuchar, and Tom Steyer (D). "There's no denying that this is a good poll for Bernie Sanders ". The poll was conducted January 3-7 and included 600 likely MI voters. Banking on late momentum, Klobuchar is counting on Iowa, a neighboring Midwestern state, to propel her into the top echelon of the Democratic ... [Full Article...]

Capitol Hill War Powers Dust-Up - Symbolism Over Substance

Capitol Hill War Powers Dust-Up - Symbolism Over Substance Iran-US bilateral tensions spiked over New Year's Day, when the American Embassy in Iraq was raided by Iran-backed Shiite protesters, who vandalised the entrances and attempted to break in. "The president will say, 'I inform you by reading my tweets.' No, that's not the relationship that our founders had in mind in the constitution of the United States when they gave power to the White House to ... [Full Article...]

Iran launches missile attack on United States bases in Iraq

Iran launches missile attack on United States bases in Iraq President Trump said Tuesday night that "all is well" after Iran launched a missile attack against two air bases in Iraq that house United States troops - a strike that caused limited casualties, officials said . One source said early indications were of no USA casualties, while other United States officials declined to comment. Soon after which, US President Donald Trump tweeted ... [Full Article...]

Govt to include Bollywood stars in outreach programme over CAA

Govt to include Bollywood stars in outreach programme over CAA An industry insider, who turned down the invite, said it was obvious because "the meeting will be about nonsense", News18 reported. "Arvind Kejriwal (Delhi Chief Minister) misleads people on the CAA". The party has previously adopted this approach to enhance its image. The participants signed a memorandum supporting the CAA and thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian governmen... [Full Article...]

Iran says will no longer abide by nuclear deal

Iran says will no longer abide by nuclear deal European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell urged Iran's foreign minister by phone to work to de-escalate the situation and invited him to Brussels to discuss ways of preserving world powers' 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. A regional political solution was the "only way forward", Borrell said, underlining "the importance of preserving" the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. " Donald Trump's threat to ... [Full Article...]

Five crew members feared dead after Alaska fishing boat sinks

Five crew members feared dead after Alaska fishing boat sinks Gribble and John Lawler were the only survivors, according to the coast guard. The 130-foot crab fishing vessel, called Scandies Rose , is now operating out of Dutch Harbor, Alaska , and is managed by a Seattle-based company. From 2010 to 2014, there were 66 shipping disasters in Alaskan waters, including sinkings and fires, killing 15 people, the agency said. McKenzie said the Coast Guard s... [Full Article...]

How to make better New Year’s resolutions

How to make better New Year’s resolutions Visit Insider's homepage for more stories . It's that time of year again, when people start picking out their (often) unattainable New Year's resolutions. "Part of it is monitoring your progress". You can go to a relaxing place, a historical sojourn or an adventurous journey, the experience would be absolutely worth it and add to your personality. [Full Article...]

Australia: Thousands trapped as bushfires encircles coastal town

Australia: Thousands trapped as bushfires encircles coastal town On Sunday, after numerous fires began in the larger East Gippsland region, authorities urged residents and vacationers to evacuate , warning that "it is not possible to provide support and aid to all the visitors" in the area. Do not be in their path. ABC News in the USA told readers how "thousands" were at risk due to Australian wildfires. Australia's unprecedented bushfires have bee... [Full Article...]

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ordered to pay $100,000 in Sandy Hook case

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ordered to pay $100,000 in Sandy Hook case The lawsuit arises out of claims Jones made on air that the December 14, 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary was a staged hoax. Since then, Jones has acknowledged the shooting was indeed real and blamed his comments on a "form of psychosis," according to a deposition he gave for a different defamation suit. [Full Article...]

U.S. coast guard: Helicopter with seven on board missing off Hawaii

U.S. coast guard: Helicopter with seven on board missing off Hawaii Solomon Kanoho, the Battalion Chief with the Kauai Fire Department, told a media briefing Friday that ground and air crews were continuing the search for survivors. The plane crashed at the top of a mountain on the island of Kauai, authorities said. Case went on to address the safety regulations surrounding helicopter tours and other small aircraft operations. [Full Article...]

Taliban target Afghan army in country’s south, kill 10

Taliban target Afghan army in country’s south, kill 10 The Taliban did not specify the duration of the cease-fire, though it was suggested the truce would last for 10 days. The Taliban reportedly took responsibility for the attack, which remains under investigation. Chief Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid noted in a statement that internal consultations at the leadership level are now underway to consider a US request for the insurgent group t... [Full Article...]


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