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WHO Warns: We're Losing The Window to Contain The Coronavirus Outbreak

WHO Warns: We're Losing The Window to Contain The Coronavirus Outbreak The new cases and death toll are also an increase from the 394 new infections and 114 new deaths reported Wednesday. In the eastern Shandong province, 200 inmates and seven guards at Rencheng Prison were found to be infected with the virus, the provincial government said Friday. [Full Article...]

Coronavirus : South Korea confirms first death

Coronavirus : South Korea confirms first death Most have been linked to a Daegu branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus , where two recent services were attended by a previously confirmed patient. An outbreak in the southeastern city of Daegu had tripled the country's cases to 156 on Friday morning, a jump of 52, with 41 of the new cases coming from Daegu - just 74 km from Ulsan - and the surrounding region of North Gyeongsang Province. [Full Article...]

US sanctions on Rosneft Trading seen shifting crude flows

US sanctions on Rosneft Trading seen shifting crude flows The measure further complicates the already strained relations between the United States and Russian Federation. Together With the sanctions, the USA likewise provided a basic licence permitting business 90 days to unwind their deals with Rosneft Trading. [Full Article...]

Trump's acting intelligence chief Grenell says won't be tapped for permanent post

Trump's acting intelligence chief Grenell says won't be tapped for permanent post The president announced the appointment via Twitter on Wednesday, saying Mr Grenell had "represented our Country exceedingly well" as ambassador. "I would like to thank Joe Maguire for the wonderful job he has done, and we look forward to working with him closely, perhaps in another capacity within the Administration!" he added. [Full Article...]

Russian man diagnosed with coronavirus on board cruise ship in Japan

Russian man diagnosed with coronavirus on board cruise ship in Japan The question now is: Why? The Japanese government has repeatedly defended the effectiveness of the quarantine and bristled against criticism that the ship became a virus incubator instead of a quarantine facility. We are giving people the ability to come home and that's important. South Korea and the United Kingdom have said they would organise the evacuation of their citizens from the ship. [Full Article...]

Trump pardons junk bond king Michael Milken

Trump pardons junk bond king Michael Milken President Trump has commuted the sentence of the ex-governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich , who has been imprisoned since being convicted on corruption charges over his attempt to sell the Senate seat vacated by then-President Barack Obama . [Full Article...]

Coronavirus: 14 new cases as Diamond Princess cruise ship evacuates passengers

Coronavirus: 14 new cases as Diamond Princess cruise ship evacuates passengers Fourteen American evacuees who were aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship and tested positive for the coronavirus landed in California Sunday and in Texas Monday on two charter flights, adding to the 15 already confirmed cases. Of the new cases, 94% of them are in China's Hubei province, which has been the center for the outbreak. The chartered flights were the only opportunities for p... [Full Article...]

US Vows Further Tariffs on European Aircraft Amid Airbus-Boeing Subsidies Spat

US Vows Further Tariffs on European Aircraft Amid Airbus-Boeing Subsidies Spat Friday's decision to hike tariffs from March 18 "further escalates trade tensions between the USA and the EU", the European aerospace giant said in a statement , adding it creates "more instability for United States airlines that are already suffering from a shortage of aircraft". [Full Article...]

US Senate votes to restrain President Trump from attacking Iran

US Senate votes to restrain President Trump from attacking Iran Tensions with Iran escalated quickly in January after a US airstrike killed Qasem Soleimani in Iraq. Trump last month purchased a drone strike that eliminated Iranian armed forces leader Qassem Soleimani at the flight terminal in Baghdad, however did not educate Congress up until later. [Full Article...]

Crisis at the Justice Department

Crisis at the Justice Department Federal Prosecutors on Monday advised Trump adviser Roger Stone offer 7-9 years behind bars for procedure criminal offenses throughout the Mueller witch quest. Trump posted a Fox News story on Thursday that accused some of the jurors of political bias. "I am responsible for everything that happens in the department, but the thing I have most responsibility for are the issues that are brought t... [Full Article...]

Airbnb on United Nations list of companies tied to illegal Israeli settlements

Airbnb on United Nations list of companies tied to illegal Israeli settlements The plan turns over key parts of the West Bank to Israel , which has angered Palestinians . The list published by the United Nations' human rights office includes a range of large worldwide firms including Airbnb , TripAdvisor , Booking.com and Motorola Solutions. [Full Article...]

Attorney General William Barr to Testify Before Congress: House Democrats

Attorney General William Barr to Testify Before Congress: House Democrats The Justice Department has said it did not communicate with the White House about Stone's case this week, and Trump said Tuesday he has " not been involved in it at all", though he could do so if he wanted. The reversal drove all four career prosecutors in the case to quit , and one to leave the government entirely. Democrats also said they were concerned about the withdrawal of the nominati... [Full Article...]

Siba the Standard Poodle Wins 'Best in Show' at Westminster Kennel Club

Siba the Standard Poodle Wins 'Best in Show' at Westminster Kennel Club The event has been held annually at New York's Madison Square Garden since its inception in 1877, but it was only eight years ago, with the hiring of Glow, that it began doing social around the event (and throughout the year with efforts like "The Road to Westminster", sponsored by Purina Pro Plan). [Full Article...]

Duterte reaffirms bid to end defence pact with USA: spokesman

Duterte reaffirms bid to end defence pact with USA: spokesman But defenders of the decades-old agreement say ending it could both degrade the Philippines' ability to defend itself and undermine American moves against Beijing's rise, particularly in the disputed South China Sea. military facilities in the early 1990s. "If the VFA is terminated, the EDCA (Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement) can not stand alone, because the basis of the EDCA is the VF... [Full Article...]

DOJ To 'Revise' Sentencing Request For Roger Stone Following Trump Tweet

DOJ To 'Revise' Sentencing Request For Roger Stone Following Trump Tweet According to Fox , citing the unnamed officials, the requested punishment was not what had been earlier represented to government officials. An unidentified senior DOJ official responded by telling reporters that the recommendation for Stone was "extreme, excessive and grossly disproportionate", that it was not what was discussed, and that prosecutors would clarify their position. [Full Article...]

Sinn Féin set for unprecedented gains in Irish election

Sinn Féin set for unprecedented gains in Irish election In a result symbolic of the surge, the first seat declared shortly after 4pm was Sinn Fein's Donnchadh O Laoghaire, who topped the poll ahead of Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin . Sinn Fein was mired in controversy in the past week over what senior party members knew about a murder allegedly committed by the IRA in 2007. Mr Quinn's parents Breege and Stephen have said Mr Murphy's apology did... [Full Article...]

Washington principal on leave for Facebook post on Kobe Bryant's death

Washington principal on leave for Facebook post on Kobe Bryant's death Liza Sejkora , principal of Camas High School , wrote on her personal Facebook page on January 26, posting a message: "Not gonna lie". The post, which came just hours after the National Basketball Association legend died in a helicopter crash alongside eight others - including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna - has since been deleted. [Full Article...]

Biden fundraising may lag across the nation, but not in CT

Biden fundraising may lag across the nation, but not in CT Senators Elizabeth Warren , Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar travelled from the Granite State down to the nation's capital to participate in history after conducting a few events in the morning and working hard to gain supporters ahead of a crucial vote. [Full Article...]

Pompeo praises US-Kazakhstan strategic partnership

Pompeo praises US-Kazakhstan strategic partnership The brouhaha back in Washington between Pompeo and NPR brought heightened attention to the issue on his trip and his comments slipped from standard US press freedom talking points into a defense of State's barring of an NPR reporter from the trip in a fashion more common to Central Asian politicians. [Full Article...]

Nirmala Sitharaman presents Union Budget 2020

Nirmala Sitharaman presents Union Budget 2020 For income between Rs 7.5 lakh and Rs 10 lakhs, the tax rate will now be 15% against the current 20%. Individuals earning Rs 7.5 lakh and foregoing exemption of Rs 1.5 lakh under Section 80C will have to pay Rs 5,200 more under the new tax regime, in comparison to when they were not availing this exemption. [Full Article...]


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