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China extends Lunar New Year holiday by 3 days to next Sunday in effort to contain virus spread

China extends Lunar New Year holiday by 3 days to next Sunday in effort to contain virus spread

Posted 3 hours ago

Duchess of Cambridge takes images for Holocaust Memorial Day

The Duchess of Cambridge is participating in Holocaust Memorial Day observances with photographs she took of survivors for an exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Posted 6 hours ago

Iraqi protesters defy top cleric and return to the streets

Iraqi officials say hundreds of anti-government protesters have clashed again with security forces in a key Baghdad square and in southern Iraq

Posted 9 hours ago

Zelenskiy marks Auschwitz anniversary honoring survivors

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has paid tribute to Holocaust survivors, telling them on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the death camp's liberation that they are an example to humanity

Posted 9 hours ago

Three Jordanians charged for IS-inspired attack in court

Three Jordanian men appeared in court Sunday in connection to a stabbing attack inspired by the Islamic State group targeting a popular Jordanian archaeological site that left eight people wounded

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Kobe Bryant mourned in Italy, where he spent part of his childhood

Kobe Bryant was mourned on Sunday in the small town of Reggio Emilia in northern Italy, where he spent part of his childhood when his father, Joe Bryant, played basketball there.

Posted 4 hours ago

American journalist Philip Jacobson released from prison in Indonesia, may be deported

Jacobson, an editor for a nonprofit environmental news website, was jailed for a visa violation after meeting with indigenous rights activists in December.

Posted 13 hours ago

Australia's fires are burning through a key part of its economy — tourism

Many small towns untouched by Australia's flames are nonetheless paying a steep price. Australia estimates its $152-billion tourism industry will take a $4.5-billion hit this year because of the bush fires.

Posted 15 hours ago

Bernie Sanders shaped this small city, and it gave him a moonshot to the national stage

Burlington shaped Sanders as Sanders shaped Burlington, so much so that it's hard to consider one without the other.

Posted 15 hours ago

75 years after being freed from Auschwitz, he can't stop going back

Fewer than 2,000 Auschwitz survivors are still alive. One is returning to Poland from Southern California for the fourth time.

Posted 17 hours ago
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China battles coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates

The virus thought to have originated in a Wuhan food market continues to spread as China steps up containment efforts.

Posted 2 hours ago

China virus toll spikes to 80, more than 2,700 cases confirmed

Country has imposed drastic travel restrictions and extended holiday season to try and curb spread of the virus.

Posted 3 hours ago

Iraq: Rockets hit Baghdad's Green Zone amid anti-gov't protests

Rockets crash into river bank near US embassy in heavily fortified area while an Iraqi protester is killed in Baghdad.

Posted 6 hours ago

In Pictures: The life of NBA icon Kobe Bryant

Bryant was considered one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with LA Lakers.

Posted 7 hours ago

Three dead in protest against Gambian leader Adama Barrow

They were the first deaths since protests erupted against Barrow, who pledged in 2016 to step down after three years.

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Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 80 as China extends holiday

The new year holiday has been extended by three days, in an attempt to contain the outbreak.

Posted 2 hours ago

Rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad amid protests

There are reports that three people were injured when rockets hit the embassy in the Iraqi capital.

Posted 2 hours ago

The Fighter and the Pimp: Fighting for Kinshasa’s most vulnerable girls

Shaki is an inspiration for dozens of street children, and her home has become a refuge for girls.

Posted 4 hours ago

Early Grammys for Dolly Parton and Lil Nas X

Stars are collecting awards ahead of the main ceremony, with many paying tribute to Kobe Bryant.

Posted 5 hours ago

Holocaust: Dutch PM apologises over failure to protect Jews

Mark Rutte is the first prime minister to acknowledge the Netherlands' role in persecuting Jews.

Posted 6 hours ago
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Death toll from coronavirus rises to 80

The total number of infected has risen to 2,744.

Posted 2 hours ago

Celebrities pay tribute as basketball star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant, 18-time NBA All-Star, has died at the age of 41.

Posted 7 hours ago

Protesters defy cleric to continue demonstrations in Iraq’s capital

The mass protests started in October over widespread government corruption and a lack of public services and jobs.

Posted 10 hours ago

Pope Francis chooses priest who worked with street children as new secretary

Gonzalo Aemilius, who is Uruguayan, will be one of two secretaries to the pontiff.

Posted 12 hours ago

Coronavirus fears fail to dampen Chinese new year celebrations

Revellers in London welcomed the Year of the Rat.

Posted 13 hours ago
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مؤتمر برلين حول ليبيا: هل سيقوّض الرياءُ النتائج؟

عبر إقصاء ليبيا علناً من المشاركة، خَرَق مؤتمر برلين حول ليبيا الذي أقيم في نهاية الأسبوع الماضية توجيهات الأمم المتحدة من أجل الوساطة الفعّالة للعام 2012 وتشديد هذه التوجيهات على "الشمولية" و"الملكية الوطنية" كعنصرين أساسيين للحلّ السلمي للصراعات. لكنّ البيان المفصّل لمؤتمر برلين، الذي يغطّي مجموعة واسعة من القضايا، يشير إلى أنّ المستشارة الألمانية أنجيلا…

Posted 19 hours ago

مؤتمر برلين حول ليبيا: هل سيقوّض الرياءُ النتائج؟

عبر إقصاء ليبيا علناً من المشاركة، خَرَق مؤتمر برلين حول ليبيا الذي أقيم في نهاية الأسبوع الماضية توجيهات الأمم المتحدة من أجل الوساطة الفعّالة للعام 2012 وتشديد هذه التوجيهات على "الشمولية" و"الملكية الوطنية" كعنصرين أساسيين للحلّ السلمي للصراعات. لكنّ البيان المفصّل لمؤتمر برلين، الذي يغطّي مجموعة واسعة من القضايا، يشير إلى أنّ المستشارة الألمانية أنجيلا…

Posted 19 hours ago

مؤتمر برلين حول ليبيا: هل سيقوّض الرياءُ النتائج؟

عبر إقصاء ليبيا علناً من المشاركة، خَرَق مؤتمر برلين حول ليبيا الذي أقيم في نهاية الأسبوع الماضية توجيهات الأمم المتحدة من أجل الوساطة الفعّالة للعام 2012 وتشديد هذه التوجيهات على "الشمولية" و"الملكية الوطنية" كعنصرين أساسيين للحلّ السلمي للصراعات. لكنّ البيان المفصّل لمؤتمر برلين، الذي يغطّي مجموعة واسعة من القضايا، يشير إلى أنّ المستشارة الألمانية أنجيلا…

Posted 19 hours ago

مؤتمر برلين حول ليبيا: هل سيقوّض الرياءُ النتائج؟

عبر إقصاء ليبيا علناً من المشاركة، خَرَق مؤتمر برلين حول ليبيا الذي أقيم في نهاية الأسبوع الماضية توجيهات الأمم المتحدة من أجل الوساطة الفعّالة للعام 2012 وتشديد هذه التوجيهات على "الشمولية" و"الملكية الوطنية" كعنصرين أساسيين للحلّ السلمي للصراعات. لكنّ البيان المفصّل لمؤتمر برلين، الذي يغطّي مجموعة واسعة من القضايا، يشير إلى أنّ المستشارة الألمانية أنجيلا…

Posted 19 hours ago

مؤتمر برلين حول ليبيا: هل سيقوّض الرياءُ النتائج؟

عبر إقصاء ليبيا علناً من المشاركة، خَرَق مؤتمر برلين حول ليبيا الذي أقيم في نهاية الأسبوع الماضية توجيهات الأمم المتحدة من أجل الوساطة الفعّالة للعام 2012 وتشديد هذه التوجيهات على "الشمولية" و"الملكية الوطنية" كعنصرين أساسيين للحلّ السلمي للصراعات. لكنّ البيان المفصّل لمؤتمر برلين، الذي يغطّي مجموعة واسعة من القضايا، يشير إلى أنّ المستشارة الألمانية أنجيلا…

Posted 19 hours ago
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This Refugee Hasn’t Eaten Fruit In More Than A Year

Refugees on Nauru get $100 a week. A watermelon can cost up to $61.


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Posted 3 hours ago

The State Department Is Finally Investigating Possible Threats Against Marie Yovanovitch — A Week Before Mike Pompeo Visits Ukraine

One US diplomat described the investigation as “cynical” and a “cover your ass” move on the part of Pompeo.


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Posted 11:38pm - 25 Jan 2020

This Hong Kong Pop-Up Store Started A Battle For The Soul Of Pepe The Frog

As rumors and lies run thick, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement is trying to hold on to the meaning of their frog mascot.


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Posted 8:01pm - 25 Jan 2020

Here's A Running List Of Disinformation Spreading About The Coronavirus

There are plenty of fake videos and unsourced claims of how many people have been affected.


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Posted 4:21am - 25 Jan 2020

A Ugandan Climate Activist Was Cropped Out Of A News Agency Photo Of Greta Thunberg At Davos

Vanessa Nakate told BuzzFeed News she was heartbroken to see websites use a photo featuring four white activists but not her.


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Posted 10:01pm - 24 Jan 2020
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Iraq PM condemns rocket attack at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

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Five Katyusha rockets crashed into a riverbank near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone without causing any injuries or serious damages, a statement from U.S. Joint Operations Command said.

Posted 7 hours ago

In China, people wonder how open government is being over coronavirus

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The 2003 SARS outbreak left 44 Canadians dead, but it wasn’t documented on social media. That’s because Facebook, Twitter and YouTube didn’t exist back then.

Posted 9 hours ago

Canadian Forces sending plane, crew to help fight Australia wildfires

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The plane and crew are to transport fire retardant from the U.S., free up Australian airlift capacity and take images of fires from the air to measure them and predict how they might spread.

Posted 9 hours ago

Turkish teams hunt for quake survivors as death toll hits 38

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Working against the clock in freezing temperatures, Turkish rescue teams pulled more survivors from collapsed buildings Sunday, after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the country's east.

Posted 11 hours ago

Iraqi security forces clash with protesters in Baghdad, other cities

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Iraqi security forces firing tear gas and live bullets clashed with anti-government protesters in central Baghdad and other cities on Sunday.

Posted 16 hours ago
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41 Dead, 1,200 Infected as Coronavirus Impact Escalates, China City on Lockdown

The virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, already on lockdown, will ban most vehicles including private cars from the downtown area in a further bid to limit the spread of a new disease that has infected more than 1,000 people and killed 41.

Posted 3:52pm - 25 Jan 2020

At Least 18 Dead, Hundreds Hurt as Quake Hits Eastern Turkey

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake rocked a sparsely-populated part of eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 18 people, injuring more than 500 and leaving some 30 trapped in the wreckage of toppled buildings, Turkish officials said.

Posted 12:30am - 25 Jan 2020

Chinese Christian Tells of Increasing Persecution By Communist Government

A Chinese Christian currently staying with family in America tells of increasing persecution of Christians by China's communist government.

Posted 7:06pm - 24 Jan 2020

Operation Blessing Medical Teams Meeting Needs, Leading Taal Volcano Evacuees to Christ

More towns and cities around the Taal Volcano in the Philippines are on total lockdown, driving tens of thousands to flee to the evacuation centers. People are getting sick because of the congestion and the harmful effects of the smoldering volcano. Operation Blessing is addressing the medical needs in evacuation centers, along with the spiritual needs as well as whole families are being led to Christ.

Posted 6:45pm - 24 Jan 2020

Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs, 35M Quarantined as China Builds Special Hospital

China is swiftly building a hospital dedicated to treating patients infected with a new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities home to millions of people during the country's most important holiday.

Posted 12:00pm - 24 Jan 2020
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Video appears to show Trump demanding former ambassador to Ukraine be fired

"Newly released video appears to show President Trump demanding the former ambassador to Ukraine be fired. The video was released by the attorney of Lev Parnas, a close associate of President Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. Parnas has previously claimed Mr. Trump personally directed an effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate one of his political rivals. Wieja Jiang reports.

Posted 6 hours ago

Video appears to show President Trump demanding former ambassador to Ukraine be fired

"Newly released video appears to show President Trump demanding the former ambassador to Ukraine be fired. The video was released by the attorney of Lev Parnas, a close associate of President Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. Parnas has previously claimed Mr. Trump personally directed an effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate one of his political rivals. Wieja Jiang reports.

Posted 6 hours ago

Coronavirus latest: China on alert as deadly virus spreads

CBS News correspondent Ramy Inocencio has the latest developments out of China on the deadly coronavirus.

Posted 12 hours ago

The joyful voices of Zaza Kanto

In the capital of Madagascar, an island nation where nearly 80 percent of people eke out a living on less than $2 a day, an unexpected sound emerges from the slums of the capital, Antananarivo: Zaza Kanto, an a capella group of boys, ages 11 to 16, whose joyful sounds and viral videos have elevated them to national fame. They've also earned praise from Fredo Austin, of the band Freedom's Boombox, who mentored the young men as part of an exchange program called American Music Abroad. Seth Doane reports.

Posted 13 hours ago

Young boys' songs of joy rise from the slums of Madagascar

On the impoverished island nation, the joyful sounds and viral videos of Zaza Kanto, an a capella group of boys ages 11 to 16, have elevated the children to national fame

Posted 14 hours ago
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Half of Australians donated to bushfire appeal: Survey

One in two Australians have donated money to support bushfire relief efforts, a new survey showed over the weekend, with meteorologists warning more hot and dry weather is to return after a heavy rain respite dampened many of the blazes.

Posted about 1 hour ago

Trump wanted aid to Ukraine frozen until it helped on probes of political rivals: Report

U.S. President Donald Trump told a then-top aide in August he wanted to freeze security aid to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats, including former Vice President Joe Biden, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

Posted 1 hours ago

White-hot looks, strapless gowns and crazy nails at the Grammys

A hot pink cowboy suit and a Trump dress were just some of the outfits the stars brought to the red carpet.

Posted 2 hours ago

China has world's second-largest arms industry, think tank estimates

STOCKHOLM: Newly available data suggests that China is the world's second-biggest arms producer, behind the United States and ahead of Russia, a leading conflict and armaments think-tank said on Monday (Jan 27). A lack of transparency means the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has ...

Posted 4 hours ago

Commentary: Human capital is highly valued, but HR professionals are not

HR professionals are viewed as lacking business acumen and being in charge of “office housework”, but technology is changing their role, say two observers.

Posted 6 hours ago
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Christian Science Monitor

U.S. peace plan: Will it help Netanyahu win Israeli election?

President Trump's Palestinian-Israeli peace plan was rejected by Palestinians. But could it help Netanyahu win the March 3 Israeli election?

Posted 2 hours ago

U.S. peace plan: Will it help Netanyahu win Israeli election?

President Trump's Palestinian-Israeli peace plan was rejected by Palestinians. But could it help Netanyahu win the March 3 Israeli election?

Posted 2 hours ago

China increases health measures as US prepares evacuation

As the country focuses on travel restrictions, a Tuesday flight from Wuhan is being arranged to evacuate US diplomats and citizens.

Posted 6 hours ago

China increases health measures as US prepares evacuation

As the country focuses on travel restrictions, a Tuesday flight from Wuhan is being arranged to evacuate US diplomats and citizens.

Posted 6 hours ago

Points of Progress: US foster child adoption rates peak, and more

In good news this week: U.S. foster children are being adopted at all-time highs, the Irrawaddy river dolphin is making a comeback in Asia, and more.

Posted 9:59pm - 24 Jan 2020
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Samsung didn’t mention Bixby once during its entire Galaxy Note 10 event

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Not once during Samsung’s Unpacked event for

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Posted 6 months ago

Game of Thrones creators sign $200 million Netflix deal to make exclusive shows and films

Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and DB Weiss have signed a multi-year film and

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Posted 6 months ago

‘Game of Thrones’ creators are heading to Netflix

Game of Thrones creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been lured to

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Every Apple, Google, and Samsung phone you can buy with a headphone jack

In the not-too-distant past, you used to be able to buy a smartphone knowing that

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AMD CEO: Epyc 2 chips are the world’s fastest x86 processors

AMD CEO: Epyc 2 chips are the world’s fastest x86 processors, mounting a big challenge

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Posted 6 months ago
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More than 2,700 cases of coronavirus in China as death toll climbs to 80

Chinese officials have confirmed 2,744 cases, including 461 people in critical condition, as the death toll rose to 80.

Posted 2 hours ago

NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna killed in LA-area helicopter crash

Retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died Sunday morning in a fatal California helicopter crash that killed three others.

Posted 5 hours ago

World Health Organization chief to meet Chinese officials in Beijing as coronavirus deaths rise

The coronavirus has infected 2,116 people and killed 56. Cases have been identified in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Nepal, France, Australia and the U.S.

Posted 10 hours ago

How coronavirus is beginning to hit China's economy

Chinese officials disclosed Sunday that the coronavirus outbreak is hitting travel by double digits, while the medical industry is rushing to meet heightened demand.

Posted 16 hours ago

Third US case of coronavirus confirmed in California, health officials say

The new respiratory illness has so far infected more than 1,975 people and killed 56, the majority in Wuhan, China.

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36 dead, 1,607 hospitalized in massive quake

At least 36 people died and more than 1,607 have been hospitalized in eastern Turkey after an earthquake rattled the region on Friday evening, according to state broadcaster TRT Haber.

Posted 9 hours ago

12 dead, hundreds wounded as protesters clash with Iraq security forces

Twelve people were killed and 230 others injured in protests in Iraq over the past three days, the Independent High Commission for Human Rights of Iraq said Sunday.

Posted 13 hours ago

UK launches coin to mark Brexit... again

A commemorative Brexit coin has been unveiled by Britain's finance minister Sajid Javid as the UK prepares to leave the European Union on Friday.

Posted 18 hours ago

India celebrates Republic Day

India is the world's largest democracy, and it's serious about its constitution. The country goes all out to celebrate its remarkable achievement in self-governing each Republic Day.

Posted 2:43am - 26 Jan 2020

Runner finds dangerous spikes hidden on popular nature trail

Police in Australia are urging the public to stay alert after a runner found homemade spikes methodically hidden on a popular running trail Monday.

Posted 8:48pm - 25 Jan 2020
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China extends Lunar New Year holiday as new virus toll rises

China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week's Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 80.

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Woman born in concentration camp begs youth not to forget Holocaust

Angela Orosz, who was born in the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944, implores the younger generations not to forget the Holocaust.

Posted 1 hours ago

White nationalist movements threatening the legacy of Holocaust victims

Political scientists and Holocaust survivors feel that emboldened far-right and white supremacist movements across Europe could threaten the memory of the Holocaust victims.

Posted 1 hours ago

Who can topple Trump? Dems' electability fight rages in Iowa

The urgent fight for the Democratic presidential nomination raged across Iowa on Sunday as the party's leading candidates scrambled to deliver closing arguments centred on the defining question of the 2020 primary: Who can beat U.S. President Donald Trump?

Posted 4 hours ago

Rocket strikes dining facility at U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad

One rocket hit a dining facility Sunday on the compound of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, a U.S. official told CNN.

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Michelle Obama Grammys: ex-FLOTUS wins award for spoken word memoir



MICHELLE OBAMA has won big and bagged herself a Grammy for her bestselling memoir, Becoming.

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Warning Boris Johnson could hand sovereignty ‘from Brussels to Beijing’ with 5G plans



DONALD Trump's Secretary of State has raised concerns that Britain's sovereignty could be under threat should Chinese telecom firm Huawei build a 5G network here.

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Kobe Bryant death: Heartbreaking scenes as fans gather at legend’s vigil in LA



HEARTBREAKING scenes are currently unfolding in LA where fans have gathered at a vigil for the late basketball legend.

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Coronavirus: French citizens to be evacuated from Wuhan by airplane as disease spreads



FRENCH citizens will be evacuated from the Wuhan area in China at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, as the deadly disease continues to spread rapidly throughout the world.

Posted 9 hours ago

Coronavirus CURE? China says new treatment tested on nurses 'successful'



CORONAVIRUS treatment has been successfully administered, according to Chinese state media, after China raced to find a vaccine.

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Anne Frank's step sister survived Auschwitz death march by 'oversleeping'

Tomorrow is Auschwitz Liberation Day. Here, Eva Schloss, the step sister of Anne Frank, recalls the horrors of the camp and how she narrowly avoided the death marches after the Germans fled

Posted 7 hours ago

Demonstrators' fingers and hands blown off by teargas grenades during France riots

Authorities in the country have now banned the use of the controversial GLI-F4 cannister after it caused gruesome injuries to 'Yellow Vest' protesters during anti-government riots

Posted 9 hours ago

Poor baby elephant learns the perils of walking a little too close to mum

A photographer caught the moment a mother elephant in Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park defecated on its baby's head - but there's more to this ritual than you think

Posted 11 hours ago

One of world's busiest airports turns into ghost town after coronavirus panic

Beijing International Airport was almost deserted yesterday evening as chilling photos taken by a passenger show - Suzan Tokdemir, 51, was travelling into the capital city from Hong Kong

Posted 13 hours ago

Post-mortem exams completed after three children found dead in house in Dublin

Police said no arrests have been made and they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident, but investigations on the circumstances around the deaths are ongoing

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NASA deploys its unique ER-2 plane to Hunter Army Airfield

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, commonly known as NASA, has deployed its unique ER-2 weather research plane to Hunter Army Airfield, located in Savannah, Georgia. An unusual plane is calling Hunter Army Airfield home for the next few months, according to Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office. On Jan. 15, NASA landed its ER-2 weather […]

Posted 9:48am - 24 Jan 2020

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Aviators completed carrier qualifications aboard USS America

The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command has announced that Aviators assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), completed carrier qualifications aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Jan. 21. America regularly conducts flight operations with VMM-265(REIN) to maintain readiness and integration with the forward deployed naval forces of the […]

Posted 9:33am - 24 Jan 2020

U.S. Army reaches limitations of its current technology

The U.S. Army must engage in “transformational change” — not incremental improvements — to achieve overmatch, deter great-power competition, and win the future fight, the Army’s top officer said Tuesday. “‘People first, winning matters,’ is more than just a slogan,” said Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville, according to the Army News Service. “People […]

Posted 9:24am - 24 Jan 2020

U.S. Army test new battlefield smoke generating system

U.S. Army engineers recently finished testing a new battlefield smoke-producing system mounted to a Stryker Combat Vehicle, according to a recent service news release. As many as four of the XM75 smoke-screen producing modules were mounted to a Stryker Combat Vehicle that was driven across punishing terrain over the course of weeks of endurance testing […]

Posted 9:12am - 24 Jan 2020

U.S. engineers developed new armored turret for anti-tank missile gunners

The U.S. Army has announced that its engineers at Picatinny Arsenal working with colleagues from the Marine Corps to develop new armored turret to provide greater survivability to TOW missile gunners without heaping extra weight on vehicles. The venerable TOW missile takes its name from Tubed-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided. A spool of wire, thousands of meters […]

Posted 8:55am - 24 Jan 2020
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Brexit Endgame: The 2019 UK Election

Brexit Endgame: The 2019 UK Election

Brexit is coming. But, maybe Boris Johnson will strike a good deal with the EU to prevent the further polarisation in the UK.

Posted about 1 month ago

Brexit Populism: To the Brink of Democracy and an Unholy Alliance with the US

Brexit Populism: To the Brink of Democracy and an Unholy Alliance with the US

With the installation of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister of the UK, British democracy has – alongside political developments in the United States – reached a tipping point.

Posted 6 months ago

We Unhappy Few: The Conservative Party Leadership Race

We Unhappy Few: The Conservative Party Leadership Race

Hard Brexit is the likeliest outcome because it is the desire of the Party’s membership. Even if it means the destruction of their party..

Posted 7 months ago

The Days of May (Again): What Happens to Brexit Now?

The Days of May (Again): What Happens to Brexit Now?

To snuff out Nigel Farage a second time, the Conservatives will almost certainly elect Boris Johnson, and he will push for a No Deal exit.

Posted 8 months ago

Brexit Never Rains, But It Pours

Brexit Never Rains, But It Pours

After three exhausting and poisonous years of negotiations between the UK and the EU we are not approaching the end – we have barely finished the beginning.

Posted 10 months ago
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Democrats demand Bolton testimony after report his book says Trump tied Ukraine aid to Biden probe

Democrats demand Bolton testimony after report his book says Trump tied Ukraine aid to Biden probe

Posted 4 hours ago

Bloomberg addresses anti-Semitic violence, throws shade at Sanders and Trump

Bloomberg addresses anti-Semitic violence, throws shade at Sanders and Trump

Posted 6 hours ago

Nadler to miss day of Trump's impeachment trial due to wife's cancer treatment

Nadler to miss day of Trump's impeachment trial due to wife's cancer treatment

Posted 7 hours ago

Kobe Bryant and daughter, 13, dead in helicopter crash

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Republicans say they have no concerns about Trump-Parnas tape

Republicans say they have no concerns about Trump-Parnas tape

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SPONSORED: 5 reasons why Yokohama brings exciting opportunities for Scottish businesses

There are a number of international opportunities for new and established businesses in Scotland in the city of Yokohama in Japan. And that's thanks to the Scottish Government and the City of Yokohama signing a joint declaration on collaborating in the areas of culture and tourism, marine industries, sports and education in 2018. A year on, we reveal five reasons why this innovative and creative city brings exciting opportunities for Scots businessmen and businesswomen looking to launch a new business there...

Posted about 1 month ago

Notre Dame: Firefighters may not be able to save historic cathedral

Around 400 firefighters are battling to save Notre Dame after a catastropic fire engulfed the world famous cathedral in Paris, toppling its spire and threatening the entire wooden frame of the building.

Posted 10 months ago

SPONSORED: 2019’s Ultimate Holiday Destination

With stunning natural beauty, a bustling cosmopolitan vibe and some of the world’s largest sporting events on the horizon, we’ve uncovered a whole host of reasons to visit Yokohama, Japan…

Posted 11 months ago

Chris Brown detained in Paris after a rape accusation

US singer Chris Brown and two other people are in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint, according to French police.

Posted about 1 year ago

Video: American magician uses magic tricks to help find shelter dogs new forever home

It's time for a dose of Christmas cuteness - courtesy of a magician and dogs at an animal shelter

Posted about 1 year ago
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R&B singer Lizzo wins 3 Grammys as awards show dedicated to Kobe Bryant

R&B singer Lizzo kicked off the Grammy Awards show on Sunday, dedicating the night to basketball star Kobe Bryant, whose death in a helicopter accident earlier in the day threw a cloud over music's biggest night.

Posted about 1 hour ago

Three rockets hit US embassy amidst protests in Iraqi capital

Three rockets slammed into the US embassy in Iraq's capital on Sunday in the first direct hit reported after months of close calls, as thousands of protesters kept up anti-government sit-ins across the country.

Posted 1 hours ago

Italy's right-wing leader Salvini fails to seize left's northern stronghold in regional elections

Italy's right-wing leader Matteo Salvini failed in his effort to overturn decades of leftist rule in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna on Sunday in an election that brought huge relief to the embattled centre-left.

Posted 2 hours ago

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant 'killed in helicopter crash'

Retired basketball star Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday morning, TMZ reported without citing a source.

Posted 8 hours ago

French citizens in coronavirus-hit Wuhan 'to be evacuated by airplane'

French citizens will be evacuated from the Wuhan area in China that is the centre of a coronavirusoutbreak, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Sunday.

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Toronto Holocaust survivor has a warning to the next generation: ‘It can happen again’

Joseph Gottdenker, 77, said that he hopes his visit to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the camp's liberation will help educate others about the magnitude of the Holocaust and other genocides around the world.

Posted 3 hours ago

China imposes temporary ban on wildlife trade amid coronavirus outbreak

One of the first measures taken by Wuhan authorities was to close the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, where 41 of the first cases originated.

Posted 3 hours ago

‘I’m sick right now:’ Shaq posts heartbreaking tribute for Kobe Bryant

"Kobe was so much more than an athlete, he was a family man," O'Neal said about his former teammate.

Posted 3 hours ago

‘Too many people need help’: Calgarians fundraise for Chinese coronavirus supplies

Calgarians are raising money for medical supplies for people affected by coronavirus in China.

Posted 4 hours ago

New Brunswick man shaves beard for Australian wildfires

"This is the easiest way I could do it I guess," says Menzie, "and I think it's time it comes off anyway."

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China virus death toll now at 80, more than 2,700 cases confirmed - Al Jazeera English

  1. China virus death toll now at 80, more than 2,700 cases confirmed  Al Jazeera English
  2. China virus deaths rise to 80 as Hong Kong bans visitors from worst-hit province  Reuters
  3. Death toll from coronavirus rises to 80 in China  New York Post
  4. China coronavirus outbreak: Death toll rises to 80 as Lunar New Year holiday extended to discourage people fro  Chicago Tribune
  5. Yen gains, yuan skids as China virus fears grow amid rising death toll  Reuters
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Three rockets hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, US official says - CNN

  1. Three rockets hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, US official says  CNN
  2. Iraqi protester: 'We did not vote for Iranian gov't'  Al Jazeera English
  3. US Embassy dining hall in Baghdad hit by rocket, senior US official says  Fox News
  4. Iraq Populist Cleric Calls for Anti-U.S. Demonstrations on Sunday  The New York Times
  5. Three rockets make 'direct hit' on US Embassy in Baghdad: Report  Washington Examiner
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Rockets strike US Embassy in Baghdad, US official says - CNN

  1. Rockets strike US Embassy in Baghdad, US official says  CNN
  2. Iraqi protester: 'We did not vote for Iranian gov't'  Al Jazeera English
  3. US Embassy dining hall in Baghdad hit by rocket, senior US official says  Fox News
  4. Iraq Populist Cleric Calls for Anti-U.S. Demonstrations on Sunday  The New York Times
  5. Hundreds of Thousands of Iraqis Turn Out to Protest U.S. Military Presence  Slate
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Rockets strike US Embassy in Baghdad, US official says - CNN

  1. Rockets strike US Embassy in Baghdad, US official says  CNN
  2. Iraqi protester: 'We did not vote for Iranian gov't'  Al Jazeera English
  3. US Embassy dining hall in Baghdad hit by rocket, senior US official says  Fox News
  4. Iraq Populist Cleric Calls for Anti-U.S. Demonstrations on Sunday  The New York Times
  5. Iraq: Why the delay in picking a new prime minister?  Al Jazeera English
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Rockets strike US Embassy in Baghdad, US official says - CNN

  1. Rockets strike US Embassy in Baghdad, US official says  CNN
  2. Iraqi protester: 'We did not vote for Iranian gov't'  Al Jazeera English
  3. US Embassy dining hall in Baghdad hit by rocket, senior US official says  Fox News
  4. Iraq Populist Cleric Calls for Anti-U.S. Demonstrations on Sunday  The New York Times
  5. Rockets 'hit US embassy' in Iraq capital amid anti-gov't protests  Al Jazeera English
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Iran, Oman Discuss Safety of Navigation in Hormuz Strait

The Sultanate of Oman's Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah had a short stopover in Tehran on Sunday to hold talks with his Iranian counterpart.

The post Iran, Oman Discuss Safety of Navigation in Hormuz Strait appeared first on Iran Front Page.

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A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on January 26

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday, January 26, 2020, and picked headlines from 12 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The post A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on January 26 appeared first on Iran Front Page.

Posted 14 hours ago

Flood-Hit Children in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan

Cultural and recreational programs for children affected by the recent flood in Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan.
Photo by Mohsen Roshandeh, ILNA

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Posted 15 hours ago

Prince Charles Praises Iranians, Says Willing to Visit Iran

The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, has told the Sunday Times newspaper he would like to make an official visit to Iran.

The post Prince Charles Praises Iranians, Says Willing to Visit Iran appeared first on Iran Front Page.

Posted 15 hours ago

Iran Congratulates India on Republic Day

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has extended his congratulations on India’s Republic Day through separate messages to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The post Iran Congratulates India on Republic Day appeared first on Iran Front Page.

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Barometer: US-Iran war prospects

by Helena Cobban This piece is crossposted from the Just World News blog of JWE President Helena Cobban Three weeks after the United States’ January 3 assassination of Gen. Qasem ...

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Posted 5:06pm - 25 Jan 2020

As U.S. Congress votes on war powers, Falk & Cobban join the discussion

This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives is due to vote on a resolution (PDF text here) that, in the wake of the United States’ killing of Iranian General Qasem ...

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Posted 7:15pm - 9 Jan 2020

In Jesus’s birthplace, Palestinian Christians mark Christmas behind a Wall

by Helena Cobban, JWE president In 2019, the Palestinian Christians of Bethlehem– many of them descendants of some of Jesus’s or his disciples’ first converts– spent their 58th Christmas under ...

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Posted about 1 month ago

“S” is for State Responsibility

By Raed Jarrar (@raedjarrar) For years, many Palestine solidarity advocates have been hesitant to call for US sanctions on Israel because it has been considered too “unrealistic.” Instead, most have ...

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Posted about 1 month ago

Algerian protest movement update

by William B. Quandt* On December 12, 2019, Algeria held a presidential election. Americans may not have noticed, since hardly any news from Algeria reaches our shores. And the election ...

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Posted about 1 month ago
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Barometer: US-Iran war prospects

Three weeks after the United States’ January 3 assassination of Gen. Qasem Soleimani, how likely is the eruption of a US-Iran shooting war, what paths might lead to it, and what factors might brake or reverse the trend towards war? Two weeks ago, I wrote about how, despite the extremely sharp escalation in tensions that … Continue reading Barometer: US-Iran war prospects

Posted 8:39pm - 23 Jan 2020

My current writing projects…

The first eight days of the year were taxing for me. I was super-eager to use my Middle Eastern and strategic-affairs smarts to try to understand/explain what was happening in Trump’s massive and very perilous showdown with the Islamic Republic of Iran. I was also helping family members deal with health crises. In the past … Continue reading My current writing projects…

Posted 11:56pm - 15 Jan 2020

Trump & Khamenei de-escalate. Political struggle inside Iraq continues.

It is less than 140 hours since Pres. Trump ordered the killing of Iran’s Qods Force chief Qasem Soleimani and Iraq’s Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Since then, the terrified world has watched as the leaders of Iran and the United States lobbed fierce rhetorical attacks against each other, leading to (quite rational) fears of a major … Continue reading Trump & Khamenei de-escalate. Political struggle inside Iraq continues.

Posted 8:51pm - 8 Jan 2020

World poised on post-Soleimani knife-edge. Possible off-ramp emerges?

With the decision he made late January 2 to kill the head of the Iranian “Qods Force”, Lt.-Gen Qasem al-Soleimani, Pres. Donald Trump set the United States on a course to an upheaval– certainly political and possibly also military– of truly global impact. The first reverberations of the heightened U.S.-Iran tensions have already been felt … Continue reading World poised on post-Soleimani knife-edge. Possible off-ramp emerges?

Posted 9:24pm - 6 Jan 2020

Two recent pieces on Iraq, Iran, & Trump’s dangerous escalation

Actually, only this one, on January 1. I’ve been busy with lots of other things, too.

Posted 11:09pm - 3 Jan 2020
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Hong Kong Bans Visitors From Coronavirus-Hit China Province

Hong Kong has banned visitors from China's Hubei province where corovirus outbreak originated as number of virus deaths in China rose to 80.

Posted 1 hours ago

Public Holiday Extended In China To Curb Coronavirus Epidemic

Chinese authorities have ordered the extension of a public holiday in an effort to contain an epidemic that has killed 56 people and infected nearly 2,000 worldwide, state-run media reported.

Posted 1 hours ago

"Was Just Getting Started": World Mourns Basketball Icon Kobe Bryant

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant died on Sunday after his helicopter crashed and burst into flames in foggy conditions in Los Angeles' suburban, killing all nine including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna...

Posted 2 hours ago

NBA Legend Kobe Bryant, Teenage Daughter Killed In Helicopter Crash

Kobe Bryant, the basketball icon who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, leaving a legacy that spanned 20 years in professional sports and a...

Posted 2 hours ago

Indian-Americans Protest In 30 US Cities Against CAA On Republic Day

India's 71st Republic day celebrations in the US on Sunday were marred by protests and marches, albeit peaceful ones, against recent changes in the citizenship law by large number of Indian Americans...

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News24.com | Dutch govt offers first apology for WW2 persecution of Jews

Prime Minister Mark Rutte has made the Netherlands' first government apology for the war-time persecution of Jews.

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News24.com | Rockets hit near US embassy in Iraq capital: security sources

A volley of rockets landed near the US embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, two security sources tell AFP, in the latest unclaimed attack on American installations in the country.

Posted 10 hours ago

News24.com | Hopes fade for those missing as Turkey quake toll rises

Hopes are fading of finding more survivors from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey, as more bodies are pulled from the rubble and the death toll climbs to 36.

Posted 10 hours ago

News24.com | China bans wild animal trade until viral outbreak eases

China on Sunday ordered a temporary ban on the trade in wild animals as the country struggles to contain a deadly virus believed to have been spawned in a market that sold wild animals as food.

Posted 13 hours ago

News24.com | Paris cancels Lunar New Year parade due to coronavirus

Paris, home to two of the three French people taken ill in China's coronavirus outbreak, cancelled a Lunar New Year parade on Sunday as a "precaution", the capital's mayor Anne Hidalgo said.

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2020 Grammy Awards: The Full List Of Winners

Lizzo and Billie Eilish are among the artists who won trophies at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, presented on Jan. 26, 2020.

Posted 1 hours ago

Kobe Was 'More Than An Athlete': The Sports World Mourns A Basketball Legend

The retired Los Angeles Lakers star died at age 41 in a plane crash on Sunday. Former teammates, peers and other sports legends expressed their grief and shock on social media.

Posted 2 hours ago

Coronavirus Case Confirmed In Arizona, Bringing U.S. Total To 5

The CDC expects the number of confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus in the U.S. to increase — but says the overall health risk of disease transmission is the country is low.

Posted 6 hours ago

Journalist Joshua Yaffa On New Book, 'Between Two Fires'

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist Joshua Yaffa about his new book Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition and Compromise in Putin's Russia.

Posted 6 hours ago

Why Elections Officials Aren't Taking A Simple Security Step

Elections officials could improve their cybersecurity in a simple way — by using dot gov website domains instead of the others they use. Why don't they?

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Ooni of Ife's new Queen / Prophetess Naomi Celebrates 7 years of Ministering Video




Ooni of Ife's New Queen, Prophetess Celebrates their 7 years of Ministering.

Posted about 1 year ago

German nurse admits to killing 100 patients in his care video

 



A German has admitted to killing 100 patients who were in his care. On the first day of his trial Neils Hoegel, 41, admitted he killed patients at two hospitals in the country. He told the court that the charges against him were accurate. The charges stem from his time at two hospitals in Oldenburg and Delmenhorst from 1999 to 2005. The victims were age 34 and 96. Posted by Persist

Posted about 1 year ago

Plane carrying 188 people crashes after take-off



A passenger plane carrying 188 people has crashed into the sea off Jakarta.

Flight JT610 lost contact with the ground 13 minutes after take-off, The Guardian report.

''It has been confirmed that it has crashed'', Yusuf Latif, a spokesman for the country's search and rescue agency said on Monday.

The jet was a Boeing 737 MAX 8, which can carry up to 200 passengers.

A search and rescue effort has been launched for the plane, which departed Jarkata about 6.20am Ipcal time on Monday.

It was scheduled to land at Pangkal Pinang atb7.20am.

Wreckage has been found near where the plane lost contact with air traffic officials on the ground. Said Mohmmad Syaugi, the head of the search and rescue agency.

Posted about 1 year ago

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha confirmed dead




Leicester City owner and chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has been confirmed among the dead in Saturday night helicopter crash tragedy at the King Power Stadium.

The Premier League club on Sunday officially confirmed that five people died when the helicopter lost control during take-off.

A club statement read: '' it is with the deepest regret and a collective broken heart that we confirm our chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was among those to have tragically lost their lives on Saturday evening when a helicopter carrying him and four other people crash outside King Power Stadium. None of the five people on-board survived.

Posted about 1 year ago

EPL: Mourinho takes another swipe at Man United's board




Man Utd manager, Jose Mourinho has taken another swipe at his board, by claiming that Everton have the same 'ambition' as the Red Devil this season.

United who only spent £70M during the summer transfer window on Fred and Diogo Dalot but Mourinho was furious that his board failed to sign at least one centre back.

United's executive Vice Chairman, Ed Woodward overruled Mourinho's defensive choices and the Red Devil had a slow start to the season, leaning in tenth position of the premier league table.

Mourinho has made a number of digs at his board since the start of the season by praising West Ham's scouting network and Juventus's strength in depth.

However, the Portuguese claimed that his Sunday's opponents, Everton have the same 'ambition' as united do.

Posted about 1 year ago
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Is Trump a better friend to Ukraine than Obama was?

The World's Marco Werman speaks to Orysia Lutsevych of Chatham House about the relationship between the US and Ukraine.

Posted 9:30pm - 23 Jan 2020

When local governments fail to resettle refugees, citizens open their doors

Staggering hyperinflation and political chaos have forced millions of Venezuelans to flee their country. The majority of them escape by crossing Venezuela’s border with Colombia on foot. Most migrants hope to find work in major South American cities like Bogotá or Lima, but those cities are hundreds of miles away. So, if the migrants can’t afford a bus ticket, they walk.

Posted 9:00pm - 23 Jan 2020

Lake Erie turns toxic every summer. Officials aren’t cracking down on the source.

Voluntary fixes for the growing — and global — hazardous algae problem aren’t working.

Posted 2:30pm - 23 Jan 2020

Watch live: Democrats pressure resistant Republicans to join push to oust Trump

Democrats planned to plow ahead on Thursday at US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial with their arguments for removing him from office. Watch the Senate proceedings streaming live here starting at 1 p.m. ET.

Posted 2:30pm - 23 Jan 2020

Brazilian Netflix film sets off censorship debate

The attack against the Porta dos Fundos sketch comedy troupe rattled the country, especially those who are concerned that a growing movement of conservative extremism has found fertile ground in Brazil.

Posted 7:30pm - 22 Jan 2020
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Chinese fans grieve for NBA superstar Kobe Bryant after helicopter crash

NBA star Kobe Bryant’s death triggered an outpouring of grief on Monday in China, where he was beloved by fans, with a hashtag of the news drawing more than a billion views. Nine people were killed in a helicopter crash including Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter, Los Angeles officials confirmed on Sunday. Basketball is […]

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Dutch government offers first apology for WWII persecution of Jews

Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Sunday made the Netherlands’ first government apology for the war-time persecution of Jews. “Now the last survivors are still with us, I apologise today in the name of the government for what the authorities did at that time,” Rutte said. He was giving an address in Amsterdam in memory of […]

Posted 4 hours ago

John Bolton went to Bill Barr with concerns about Giuliani’s ‘shadow foreign policy’ in Ukraine: report

Attorney General Bill Barr was cited recently by Rudy Giuliani’s associate Lev Parnas as being part of the “team” of people workign to create a conspiracy to help get President Donald Trump reelected. “Attorney General Barr was basically on the team,” said Parnas in an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. “Mr. Barr had to know […]

Posted 4 hours ago

Mike Pompeo called Trump’s Ukraine claims nonsense — and thought Rudy Giuliani was corrupt: Bolton

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doesn’t believe President Donald Trump’s claims about Ukraine, but he certainly wouldn’t say that publicly. The New York Times obtained information from former national security adviser John Bolton’s upcoming book, which cited Pompeo “privately” acknowledging “that there was no basis” for the conspiracy theories about the Biden family that Trump’s […]

Posted 4 hours ago

Trump’s aides have given up trying to educate him about Russian hack of the elections: report

President Donald Trump has not only refused to believe that Russia was responsible for the 2016 election hack, he refuses to fact-check Russia’s claim that Ukraine was the one behind it. While Russia has worked diligently to make Ukraine the target, Trump has eagerly consumed and regurgitated the conspiracy theory as a way to accuse […]

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Chinese premier visits virus epicenter as death toll hits 80

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday visited Wuhan, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus that has killed 80 and infected more than 2,700 people, as Beijing sought to signal how seriously it aims to respond to the developing crisis.

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Coronavirus outbreak will hit Singapore's economy this year: trade minister

Singapore's economy will be impacted by the outbreak of a new coronavirus that originated in China at the end of last year and has spread to the city-state, its trade minister said on Monday.

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Shanghai's Pudong International Airport to suspend long distance bus services as virus spreads

Shanghai's Pudong International Airport will suspend long-distance inter-city bus services to-and-from the airport starting on Tuesday, the company's bus service provider in a statement on Monday.

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Japan to arrange charter flight for Japanese in Wuhan as early as Tuesday: Kyodo

Japan is expected to arrange a charter flight as early as Tuesday for any of its citizens who wish to return from Wuhan in China, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, Kyodo news agency cited a senior ruling party official as saying on Monday.

Posted about 1 hour ago

Peru elects deeply split Congress with right-of-center tilt

Peruvians elected a fractured Congress with no clear leadership on Sunday, split among 10 parties with a center-right party grabbing the most seats with a tally of 24 out of 130, an Ipsos count of vote data reported by domestic media showed.

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‘I’m not worried’: French coronavirus patient speaks out as death toll & global concerns continue to rise

Preview A French national of Chinese origin, who has contracted the deadly virus and is hospitalized in Bordeaux, says he is “not worried” about his affliction. The total number of infections has surpassed 2,000 while 56 people have died.
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Nakers star LeBron? MSNBC botches Kobe Bryant’s team name, BBC shows footage of another NBA legend in rush to report his death

Preview MSNBC and the BBC are getting heavy criticism after the former found an anchor accused of dropping the n-word when she “stuttered” covering Bryant’s death and the latter busted showing footage of the wrong player.
Read Full Article at RT.com

Posted 4 hours ago

China says coronavirus can spread before symptoms show as death toll grows to 80 & 5th US case is confirmed

Preview The death toll from the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak in China has reached 80 with hundreds of new infections detected. Meanwhile, US public health officials have confirmed new cases of the coronavirus in Los Angeles and Arizona.
Read Full Article at RT.com

Posted 5 hours ago

Manhunt in France after fierce street shootout with ‘KALASHNIKOVS’ captured on VIDEOS in the city of Nimes

Preview Police are reportedly on high alert in southern France after a violent shootout took place in the streets of the city of Nimes. Videos captured at the scene suggest that Kalashnikov-type assault rifles were used in the gunfight.
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‘Every 2nd Jew in Germany wishes to leave’: Berlin to seek EU-wide criminalization of Holocaust denial

Preview Jews in Germany feel threatened to such an extent that almost half have thought about emigration, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, demanding a harsher response to anti-Semitism, not only in his country but across the EU as well.
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'A genuine crossover star': Kobe Bryant's legend went beyond basketball

When the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and eight others came down on a hillside and burst into flames in the upmarket California neighbourhood of Calabasas, a true sporting icon was lost.

Posted 3 hours ago

Kobe Bryant: Tributes paid to one of 'greatest players of his generation'

Tributes are pouring in for basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who has been killed in a helicopter crash at the age of 41.

Posted 8 hours ago

Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash - US reports

NBA basketball legend Kobe Bryant has been killed in a helicopter crash, according to US reports.

Posted 9 hours ago

'They threw babies alive into the oven': Survivors mark Auschwitz liberation anniversary

Survivors of the Holocaust will gather in Auschwitz on Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of the camp's liberation.

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Footballer sparks scare after sudden pitch collapse

A young French footballer for Lyon was at the centre of a health scare after collapsing suddenly during a match against Toulouse.

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Poll: Many in U.S. Support Trump Decision to Kill Iran General

Poll: Many in U.S. Support Trump Decision to Kill Iran General

Poll: Many in U.S. Support Trump Decision to Kill Iran General by Ben Fox and Emily Swanson - Associated Press

A new poll shows Americans are more likely than not to support President Donald Trump’s decision to order a drone strike that killed an Iranian general, even amid widespread skepticism about his foreign policy overall.

The poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research was taken about two weeks after the Jan. 3 strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq. It found that 41% of Americans approved of the action while 30% disapproved of it. The rest didn’t express an opinion either way.

Soleimani was killed shortly after arriving at the Baghdad airport. Iran responded five days later by firing a barrage of missiles at bases in Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed, causing injuries but no deaths. The exchange sparked fears of a new Middle East war, but both sides then stood down…

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General: U.S. Committed To Syria Fight; Missions Up Against IS

General: U.S. Committed To Syria Fight; Missions Up Against IS

General: U.S. Committed To Syria Fight; Missions Up Against IS by Lolita C. Baldor – Associated Press

GREEN VILLAGE MILITARY OUTPOST (AP) — U.S. troops at military outposts ín eastern Syria asked variations of the same question to their top commander Saturday: What is our future here? What are the goals we need to think about?

Gen. Frank McKenzie, the U.S Middle East commander, knows the future is not certain. But at least for today, he said, “this is an area where we made a commitment. I think we’re going to be here for a while.”

In an unannounced tour of five military bases in Syria stretching from the northeastern part of the country to the Middle Euphrates River Valley, McKenzie offered reassurances that the U.S. remains committed to its mission in Syria. And he said that operations against Islamic State militants are on the rise again, after the U.S. cut back due to the increased tensions with Iran and the need to concentrate on increasing security.

But these are uncertain times. And America’s mission to train and partner with Syrian Democratic Forces in the fight against the Islamic State group has been tested…

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Iraqi Security Forces Push to Regain Control of Cities from Protesters

Iraqi Security Forces Push to Regain Control of Cities from Protesters

Iraqi Security Forces Push to Regain Control of Cities from Protesters by Isabel Coles – Wall Street Journal

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces on Saturday regained control over some areas in central Baghdad and southern cities after an influential cleric withdrew his support for widespread protests, clearing the way for the government to end a nearly four-month-old uprising.

The push on the part of Iraqi security forces to dislodge the protesters provoked deadly clashes, raising fears that a final assault will result in more bloodshed. At least four protesters were killed with live ammunition and tear gas fired by security forces as they sought to reopen a highway and several intersections in Baghdad and the southern city of Nassiriya, according to medics and security.

Around 500 people have already been killed since the protests began in October, according to the Iraqi Human Rights Commission. Despite the state’s violent response, protesters have refused to give up on demands for an overhaul of the political system dominated by parties that have failed to bring prosperity to the country 17 years since it became a democracy. The protesters have also rejected foreign interference in the country’s affairs, particularly by Iran…

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Iraq After Soleimani: What is the Future for US Troops?

Iraq After Soleimani: What is the Future for US Troops?

Iraq After Soleimani: What is the Future for US Troops? By Nafiseh Kohnavard - BBC News

"Incoming, Incoming!" The loudspeaker screeches out a warning of a rocket attack at Union III, the US-led coalition base in Iraq's capital, Baghdad.

The compound is in the Green Zone, an area built around what was once former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's palace.

A few seconds after the first alarm, we hear two loud explosions. Then another announcement, ordering everyone in the base to take cover.

Just across the road lies the US embassy, the likely target of the three Katyusha rockets.

After an hour, we are told it is safe enough to come out. One rocket fell into the nearby Tigris river, but two landed inside the embassy compound.

"This isn't the first and won't be the last," says Pari, a 42-year-old civilian, who lives and works at the base as a hairdresser to support her daughters back home in Kyrgyzstan…

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Posted 5:27am - 25 Jan 2020

Anti-U.S. Protests in Baghdad: An Interim Summary

Anti-U.S. Protests in Baghdad: An Interim Summary

Anti-U.S. Protests in Baghdad: An Interim Summary by Katherine Lawlor and Brandon Wallace - Institute for the Study of War

Key Takeaway: Iran’s proxy militia network and Iraqi nationalist Shi’a cleric Moqtada al-Sadr coordinated a “million-strong” anti-U.S. march in Baghdad on January 24. The march remained peaceful despite fears of clashes between supporters of the march and pre-existing protests.[1] Sadr and Iran’s proxies deliberately chose a location for their march away from the separate, popular anti-government protests which have persisted since October 2019. American policymakers should not perceive the January 24 march as representative of all Iraqis or as a political mandate that warrants abandoning U.S. security commitments to Iraq. The relative success of the anti-U.S. march is unlikely to significantly alter the character or core objectives of Iraq’s pre-existing protest movement, which include a unified and sovereign Iraq free from sectarian divides, corrupt elites, and foreign interference from all actors, including Iran and the United States…

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China: A Visit to the Coronavirus Epicenter in Wuhan

The Chinese city of Wuhan, with a population of 11 million, is considered the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. DER SPIEGEL went there.

Posted 6 hours ago

Heiko Maas: "For A Long Time Now, Words Have Not Been Enough"

Speeches and warnings are insufficient when it comes to anti-Semitism in Germany and Europe. We need concrete programs to counter the hatred of Jews, including better education and harsher penalties.

Posted 15 hours ago

Fresh Viral Threat Emerges in China

A terrifying virus is spreading from China around the world. It appears to have been transmitted to humans through a wild animal. Where did it come from and how dangerous is it for Asia and the rest of the world?

Posted 6:16pm - 24 Jan 2020

Facebook: How To Fake Friends and Influence People

A network comprised of hundreds of fabricated Facebook profiles disseminates political propaganda and also coaxes real users to reveal as much about themselves as they are willing. The social network appears to be impotent in its response to the professional saboteurs.

Posted 5:02pm - 24 Jan 2020

Interview with Kenneth Rogoff on European Central Bank

U.S. economist Kenneth Rogoff, 66, believes the European Central Bank should lower interest rates further if it becomes necessary, but argues that private savers should be protected from negative rates.

Posted 1:05pm - 23 Jan 2020
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Emergency Services Inspect Site of Strong Earthquake in Eastern Turkey - Video

A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Turkey on 24 January, leaving at least 36 people dead and more than a thousand injured.

Posted 18 minutes ago

Delhi Polls: BJP Ups the Ante With Six Rallies in Indian Capital to Outdo AAP

New Delhi (Sputnik): With political parties stepping up their game, the electoral climate is heating up in India’s capital city of Delhi as the date for state legislative polls scheduled for 8 February is getting closer. The counting of votes is scheduled for 11 February.

Posted 21 minutes ago

Celebrities, Music and Sport Stars Mourn Kobe Bryant After Fatal Helicopter Crash

Bryant's death sent shockwaves throughout the NBA and beyond, causing not only his colleagues but a range of celebrities worldwide to pay tribute to the basketball icon.

Posted 33 minutes ago

Alicia Keys Calls for Trump to 'Get Out', Wants Cardi B to Step in at 2020 Grammys

After rapper Cardi B shared her thoughts about becoming a politician recently, Keys decided to support her fellow celebrity while also calling for President Trump's removal from office at the 62nd annual music awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Posted 39 minutes ago

Wuhan Authorities Closing City Borders Until End of Month Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

BEIJING (Sputnik) – Chinese citizens will not be allowed to enter or leave the city of Wuhan, where the current coronavirus outbreak started, until the end of the month, the city’s migration authorities said in a statement on Monday.

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No One Seems To Feel Bad About Nigel Farage Getting Hit With A Milkshake

Far-right British politician Nigel Farage received a sticky cold shower on Monday, much to the internet’s collective glee. The Brexit...

Posted 8 months ago

Egged Australian Senator Who Blamed Muslims For NZ Shootings Loses Election

Fraser Anning, the far-right Australian senator who blamed Muslim immigrants for the New Zealand mosque shootings, was voted out of...

Posted 8 months ago

Sri Lanka’s Top Security Officials Asked To Resign After Failure To Prevent Bombings

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police...

Posted 9 months ago

Netanyahu Wants To Name A New Golan Heights Settlement After Trump

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants to name a new settlement in the Golan Heights...

Posted 9 months ago

Police Identify ‘New Breed’ Of Terrorists In Northern Ireland After Reporter Fatally Shot

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland arrested two teenagers Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a young...

Posted 9 months ago
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The Worst Possible Day: US Telecommunications and Huawei – Pt. 2

Thomas Donahue is a Cipher Brief expert and former Senior Director for Cyber Operations on the U.S. National Security Council Staff.  His article was originally published by National Defense University Press PRISM.  In case you missed it, you can read The Worst Possible Day: US Telecommunication and Huawei – Pt. 1 here  Pt. 2 Options for the …

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Posted 5:01am - 23 Jan 2020

The Worst Possible Day: U.S. Telecommunications and Huawei

Thomas Donahue is a Cipher Brief expert and former Senior Director for Cyber Operations on the U.S. National Security Council Staff.  His article was originally published by National Defense University Press PRISM. As a global power, the United States must be able to sustain military forces and project power anywhere in the world, even in …

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Posted 5:01am - 22 Jan 2020

Soleimani and the True Measure of Deterrence

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Posted 2:44pm - 15 Jan 2020

The Pensacola Shooting: When Trust Among Allies Fails

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Posted 5:01am - 13 Jan 2020

Avenging the Death of Qassem Soleimani

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Posted 5:00pm - 5 Jan 2020
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Kim Jong-un's aunt reappears, six years after purge rumours

Appearance of Kim Kyong-hui next to the North Korean leader at a performance puts paid to talk of execution

Kim Jong-un’s aunt has appeared in public for the first time in more than six years, ending speculation that she had been purged or executed after helping her nephew establish himself as North Korea’s leader.

The official newspaper of North Korea’s ruling party, the Rodong Sinmun, showed Kim Kyong-hui seated next to Kim and his wife, Ri Sol-ju, at a performance to mark the lunar new year at a theatre in Pyongyang on Saturday.

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Posted 1 hours ago

Salvini suffers setback in leftwing stronghold during Italy regional elections

League’s Matteo Salvini has failed to wrest crucial Emilia-Romagna from centre-left, projections suggest, with M5S suffering heavy defeats

Italy’s centre-left Democratic party (PD) looked set to cling to power in the leftwing bastion of Emilia-Romagna, election projections forecast early on Monday.

Stefano Bonaccini, the region’s incumbent president, led with 48.2% of the vote, followed by Lucia Borgonzoni, the candidate for the far-right League, at 45.9%, according to a poll for the state broadcaster, Rai. A separate poll by SWG put Bonaccini ahead with 51.8% and Borgonzoni with 41.5%.

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Posted 2 hours ago

Trump linked Ukraine aid to Biden inquiry, Bolton book draft says – report

Manuscript written by former national security adviser details material Bolton could be expected to reveal if he were called in the impeachment trial

The draft of a book by former US national security adviser John Bolton reportedly describes how Donald Trump told him about his determination to delay US military aid to Ukraine until its government agreed to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

The explosive manuscript details the kind of material that Bolton could be expected to reveal publicly were he to be called as a witness in Trump’s impeachment trial now going on in the US Senate.

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Posted 3 hours ago

Coronavirus: China death toll climbs to 80 with more than 2,700 cases – live updates

World Health Organization chief flies to Beijing to discuss containment of virus as 10 countries report infections

If you or your family are concerned about the spread of the coronavirus, this has been one of the Guardian’s best read pieces on the illness, including the virus’s symptoms, information about transmission, where it’s been identified globally and what experts are saying about the virus.

Related: What is the coronavirus and how worried should we be?

Some more information now on the update from China’s National Health Commission with regards to the number of deaths and infections from coronavirus.

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Posted 4 hours ago

Kobe Bryant: LA Lakers star dead in helicopter crash – live updates

Tiger Woods, a lifetime LA Lakers fan, said he was “incredibly sad” to learn of Bryant’s death, just moments after he left the 18th green at the US PGA tournament at Torrey Pines he is currently playing in.

Tiger Woods reflects on the tragic passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. pic.twitter.com/t4F2Sqj57Z

Bryant’s interest and promotion of women’s soccer was well documented. The USWNT said it will carry the “Mamba Mentality forever”.

Kobe always showed up for us. He was there before 2015. He continued to be there after 2019.

We’ll miss you and we’ll miss Gigi. Rest In Peace, friend. We’ll carry that Mamba Mentality forever. pic.twitter.com/SQQX4lss5W

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Video of Kobe Bryant giving basketball pointers to daughter Gianna goes viral after fatal helicopter crash

A clip showing the pair chatting at a game in December has been shared online

Posted 2 hours ago

Kobe Bryant death: NBA star congratulates LeBron James in poignant last tweet hours before helicopter crash

Retired basketball star lost spot as third-leading scorer in NBA history to fellow Lakers player

Posted 4 hours ago

Kobe Bryant crash: Helicopter makers vow to probe deadly incident amid claims of strong safety record

Lockheed Martin owners of the Sikorsky S-76B have vowed to help probe the crash that killed nine

Posted 5 hours ago

Coronavirus: Confusion over government's plan to get 200 British citizens out of China

Downing Street has accepted some form of airlift necessary, source says

Posted 6 hours ago

'He could score from anywhere': Fans remember NBA legend Kobe Bryant

Star's 13-year-old daughter also among the dead

Posted 6 hours ago
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Italy Election Deals Blow to Nationalist Leader Salvini

Regional voting thwarted an effort by Matteo Salvini to set off the government’s collapse and return to power as head of the anti-migrant League party.

Posted 2 hours ago

After Losing His Legs to a Bomb, Afghan Veteran Is on a New Journey

Mirza Hussain Haidari now drives a taxi, modified with a device he designed himself. “I’ve lost my legs, but not my mind,” he said.

Posted 6 hours ago

After Losing His Legs to a Bomb, Afghan Veteran Is on a New Journey

Mirza Hussain Haidari now drives a taxi, modified with a device he designed himself. “I’ve lost my legs, but not my mind,” he said.

Posted 6 hours ago

Your Monday Briefing

Wuhan coronavirus, Iran cover-up, Kobe Bryant: Here’s what you need to know.

Posted 7 hours ago

Trump’s Mideast Plan Is Seen Mainly as an Election Lift for Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel returns this week to the White House, where President Trump is expected to lay out the details of a plan that is three years in the making.

Posted 8 hours ago
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Pompeo ramps up clash with journalist as NPR stands by reporter


WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo escalated his clash with a respected NPR journalist Saturday, lashing out at her and what he called the “unhinged” news media in an extraordinary statement. A day earlier, he abruptly ended an interview with her and delivered what the news outlet described as a profanity-laced rant. The statement, […]

Posted 1:05am - 26 Jan 2020

As ‘American Dirt’ racks up sales, its author becomes the story


“American Dirt” seemed poised to become one of this year’s biggest, buzziest books. When it came up for auction in 2018, the novel — about a desperate Mexican mother and son who flee for the U.S. border after a drug cartel massacres their family — set off a bidding war and sold to a publisher […]

Posted 10:21pm - 25 Jan 2020

At border of 2 nuclear-armed nations: machine guns, anxiety — and dancing


ALONG THE INDIA-PAKISTAN BORDER — Long before the action starts, the crowd starts building, thousands of people, from all walks of life, inexorably pulled toward each other from two different directions — children riding their fathers’ shoulders, young mothers walking briskly beside them, older folks struggling to keep up. Up ahead the loudspeakers roar. “Are […]

Posted 7:36pm - 25 Jan 2020

75 years after Auschwitz liberation, fear that ‘never again’ is not assured


AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU, Poland — Even before the gas chambers were destroyed and the savage toll of years of industrialized mass murder revealed to the world, prisoners at the largest Nazi concentration camp were already repeating two words: Never again. But as the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz approaches, an occasion being marked by events […]

Posted 6:06pm - 25 Jan 2020

Trump’s team argues that he did nothing wrong and that Democrats presented selective case


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s defense began its presentation Saturday in an abbreviated session of a historic impeachment trial by arguing that Trump had done nothing wrong in his dealings with Ukraine and that Democrats had presented a selective record — a trial that the president portrayed as unfair and that “should never be allowed […]

Posted 5:10pm - 25 Jan 2020
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China BLOCKS UK from airlifting hundreds of Brits trapped in coronavirus-plagued Wuhan

HUNDREDS of Brits are stranded at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak after China blocked attempts to airlift them home. Officials have told all countries its lockdown will not be lifted for repatriation flights, a Foreign Office source revealed. And yesterday worried Brits in the city of Wuhan — the source of the deadly illness […]

Posted 3 hours ago

Thomas Markle sent mugs and biscuit tins with Harry and Meghan’s faces by well-wishers and friends

THOMAS Markle revealed that he has been sent a collection of mugs, trinkets and even a biscuit tin featuring Harry and Meghan’s image – from friends and well-wishers. He displays them on his mantel piece – next to his two Emmy Awards. His has two collectable mugs, dedicated to his royal grandson Archie. One has […]

Posted 3 hours ago

Kim Jong-un’s aunt pictured six years after claims he ‘poisoned her for complaining about her husband’s execution’

KIM Jong-un’s aunt has been seen for the first time in six years – quelling rumours he killed her off when she dared to complain about her husband’s grisly execution. Kim Kyong-hui was seen clapping alongside the despotic North Korean leader and his wife Ri Sol-ju at a state show marking Lunar New Year’s Day […]

Posted 4 hours ago

Warning over magnetic ball craze in playgrounds after four young kids needed emergency abdominal surgery

A DOCTOR has issued a serious warning to parents over a potentially deadly magnetic ball craze which has left at least four children needing surgery. The trend involves youngsters placing small magnetic balls inside their mouth to mimic tongue and cheek piercings. Sadly, those taking part in the killer craze are unaware of the risks […]

Posted 5 hours ago

Nimes shooting: Police hunt gunman ‘roaming streets with a Kalashnikov and firing randomly’ in French city

COPS are hunting gunmen after shots from an AK-47 were fired in a French city this evening. It was reported that one or two people with Kalashnikovs were seen with the firearms in Nimes, southern France. Videos of people running through streets as shots fired have been shared on social media. The shots are believed […]

Posted 7 hours ago
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Shifa al-Nima, ISIS leader, confessions provide look into atrocities

The arrest of an obese Islamic State leader — his girth loaded by Iraqi forces onto a pickup truck — produced a number of confessions on how the captive unleashed a wave of terrorism in occupied Mosul from 2014 to 2017.

Shifa al-Nima, a Muslim "mufti" or religious scholar, also ...

Posted 2 hours ago

Felix Tshisekedi, Congo president, fails to move past Kabilas

KINSHASA, Congo — Thousands of Congolese recently took to the streets to protest President Felix Tshisekedi's failure to improve public security, reform the economy or deliver on other promises.

The widespread unhappiness puts into doubt the latest effort by one of Africa's poorest, most populous and most unstable countries to ...

Posted 3 hours ago

Coronavirus link to China biowarfare program possible, analyst says

The deadly animal-borne coronavirus spreading globally may have originated in a laboratory in the city of Wuhan linked to China's covert biological weapons program, said an Israeli biological warfare analyst.

Radio Free Asia last week rebroadcast a Wuhan television report from 2015 showing China's most advanced virus research laboratory, known ...

Posted 6 hours ago

34 U.S. troops suffer traumatic brain injuries as result of Iranian ballistic missile attack

Thirty-four U.S. troops suffered traumatic brain injuries as a result of the Jan. 8 Iranian ballistic missile attack on an Iraqi military base used by American forces, Pentagon officials said Friday, revealing that many more service members were affected by the strike than initially reported.

President Trump and military officials ...

Posted 6 hours ago

Tom Cotton: Donald Trump 'not dismissing' U.S. troops' Iran attack injuries

Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, on Sunday defended President Trump's assertion about soldiers who suffered concussions after a rocket attack by Iran earlier this month and said the president wasn't "dismissing" the injury by calling them headaches.

The Pentagon on Friday confirmed that 34 U.S. troops suffered traumatic brain injuries ...

Posted 11 hours ago
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Moving beyond gender: How the BBC’s groundbreaking 50:50 Project aims to drive greater diversity

Posted 4:28pm - 24 Jan 2020

Gen Z, quality content, and collaboration: Top trends in Scandinavian newsrooms

Posted 2:24pm - 21 Jan 2020

How Schibsted's Aftenposten drives digital subscriptions in Norway

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Posted 3:43pm - 20 Jan 2020

2020: End of an era as the 3rd party cookie crumbles

Posted 3:31pm - 20 Jan 2020

In the service of each and for the good of all, the challenges that lie ahead

Posted 12:38pm - 20 Jan 2020
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Bolton says Trump wanted to tie Ukraine aid to probe: Report

Former national security advisor John Bolton alleges in a book draft that President Donald Trump wanted to freeze Ukrainian military aid until Kiev investigated his political rivals, The New York Times reported on Sunday.

Posted 1 hours ago

Kim Jong-un’s aunt reappears after 6 years

Posted 2 hours ago

Israel to allow its citizens to visit Saudi Arabia

Israel's interior ministry said on Sunday that it will now allow Israelis to travel to Saudi Arabia for religious or business visits.

Posted 3 hours ago

Dutch PM apologises for country's role in Holocaust

Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Sunday made the Netherlands' first government apology for the war-time persecution of Jews.

Posted 3 hours ago

China coronavirus death toll spikes to 80, over 2,700 cases confirmed

China said on Monday that the death toll from a deadly viral outbreak spiked to 80 as the hard-hit epicentre province of Hubei suffered 24 new fatalities, while total confirmed cases nationwide rose sharply to 2,744. While there were no new deaths confirmed outside of Hubei, the national tally of verified infections rose by 769, around half of them in Hubei province.

Posted 3 hours ago
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Kobe Bryant’s brilliant and complicated legacy

21 min 48 sec agoCALIFORNIA — Kobe Bryant, who made the leap directly from high school to a glittering

Posted 25 minutes ago

China testing HIV drug as treatment for new coronavirus, AbbVie says

29 min 28 sec agoChina is testing an HIV drug as a treatment for symptoms of the new coronavirus that

Posted 28 minutes ago

Shanghai's Pudong International Airport to suspend long distance bus services as virus spreads

35 min 41 sec agoSHANGHAI - Shanghai's Pudong International Airport will suspend long-distance in

Posted 34 minutes ago

Officials confirm five U.S. cases of coronavirus after China travel

35 min 57 sec agoFive people in the United States, all of whom recently traveled from Wuhan, China, ha

Posted 34 minutes ago

Former NBA star Kobe Bryant and daughter among 9 killed in helicopter crash near Los Angeles

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How an Obscure National Security Council Staffer Changed the Balkans

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, John Gans, director of communications and research at Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania, gives a talk at the University of Texas at Austin to discusses his book, White House Warriors: How the National Security Council Transformed the American Way of War. In this talk, […]

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Posted 6:01pm - 24 Jan 2020

America Shouldn’t Abandon Its Allies in the Sahel

Emmanuel Macron follows the United States National Security Council’s Twitter account. At least, that is one of the takeaways from the Pau Sahel Summit, where he read a tweet posted moments earlier as a possible sign of continued American support to counterterrorist efforts in the Sahel. On Jan. 13, leaders from the G5 Sahel (i.e., […]

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Posted 8:55am - 24 Jan 2020

Maximum Pressure Made Permeable: The Trouble with Washington’s North Korea Sanctions

You’ve probably noticed, but sanctions against North Korea are not working. Despite economic hardship, Kim Jong Un has doubled down on building North Korea’s nuclear arsenal and economic independence. In an effort to turn the screws tighter, on Dec. 20, 2019, President Donald Trump signed into law the Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions and […]

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Posted 8:50am - 24 Jan 2020

On Fragile Footing in Yemen after the Soleimani Strike

U.N. Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths sounded relieved in a briefing to the Security Council this week, noting that even after the American airstrike that killed Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, “the immediate crisis seems to be over… Yemen has been kept safe.” Griffiths may have spoken too soon. Yemen […]

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Posted 8:45am - 24 Jan 2020

Trying Hard to be Good?

Chris Brose of Anduril Industries joins Chris and Melanie to talk about Joseph Nye’s Texas National Security Review article, “What is a Moral Foreign Policy?” Should morality be taken into consideration when making foreign policy? How should we assess whether or not a president’s foreign policy is moral? Does using the language of morality make […]

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Posted 4:43pm - 23 Jan 2020
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One of the biggest impacts of Brexit? An end to freedom of movement.

E.U. citizens will need to apply to live and work in the United Kingdom.

Posted 11 hours ago

The Kremlin has its hands in the Internet around the world. It’s also trying to control cyberspace at home.

Activists fear a new “sovereign Internet” law could sharply boost Russian censorship efforts.

Posted 17 hours ago

China bans wild animal trade until coronavirus epidemic eliminated

Scientists have linked the coronavirus and SARS epidemics to markets where wild animals were sold to be eaten.

Posted 18 hours ago

Coronavirus cases surging across China as authorities mobilize medical resources

Conditions in the countryside, with its poor medical infrastructure, are especially dire.

Posted 21 hours ago

Maps show where coronavirus started and why officials are so worried

Since late December, more than 800 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed.

Posted 5:45pm - 25 Jan 2020
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U.S. has new case of coronavirus from China

China is working to build a new 1,000-bed hospital by Feb. 3 to respond to the quickly spreading coronavirus epidemic. The United States reported a second case of the disease in a Chicago woman who recently traveled to Wuhan, China, one of the cities currently on quarantine. The Chinese government has extended its lockdown to 13 cities by Friday, affecting about 36 million people ahead of this weekend’s Lunar New Year celebrations. The new strain of coronavirus has killed at least 26 people and infected more than 800 others.

Has the international health community pitched in? The World Health Organization on Thursday declared the virus an emergency for China but declined to declare a global emergency since the majority of the cases are still in one country. Coronaviruses can trigger diseases ranging from the common cold to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

Dig deeper: Read Mindy Belz’s 2003 report on how China’s loose standards on animal delicacies led to the deadly 2003 outbreak of SARS.

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Posted 4:36pm - 24 Jan 2020

Nigerian Christians lose hope

NIGERIA: Militants executed the kidnapped chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, pastor Lawan Andimi, only weeks after they distributed a proof-of-life video following his Jan. 3 abduction. The Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) and its Boko Haram affiliates also claimed to have killed another abducted Christian, who they did not identify.

  • Andimi’s beheading is part of a surge of ISWAP-related violence targeting Christians in the past month.
  • With more than 1,000 Christians killed in Nigeria this past year, church official Samson Ayokunle said the church is “almost losing hope in the government’s ability to protect Nigerians, especially Christians.”

CHINA: With Wuhan and other cities under lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, latest figures show at least 17 people have died and close to 600 others are confirmed infected by the new virus.

SWITZERLAND: Climate refugees don’t exist in international law, but UN officials attending the World Economic Forum in Davos are making the case for treating those who flee climate events as refugees deserving resettlement.

LEBANON: A newly formed government will take up emergency measures to quell an economic and political crisis, as French President Emmanuel Macron this week pledged to do “everything” to help.

SYRIA: Iraqi Kurdistan President Nechirvan Barzani smiled politely in his first meeting (at Davos) with President Donald Trump, who said the Turkish invasion of Kurdish-held areas of neighboring Syria has “worked out great.” In Syria, dueling roadblocks raise tension between U.S. and Russian forces as Turkey continues its advance. Turkish forces have displaced more than 300,000 people and confiscated property while imposing Islamist rule.

ISRAEL: World leaders gathered in Jerusalem to commemorate the Holocaust on the 75th anniversary this month of the liberation of Auschwitz.

ANGOLA: Isabel dos Santos, daughter of former President José Eduardo dos Santos, is Africa’s richest woman, but there’s growing scrutiny over how she built her $2 billion empire.

UNITED STATES: Next time you feel lost on impeachment proceedings, here’s your explainer on key themes.

GLOBAL: A breakdown of the countries where it’s most dangerous to be a Christian, from Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List.

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Posted 6:39pm - 23 Jan 2020

Israel hosts Holocaust remembrance forum

Leaders from around the world gathered in Jerusalem on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. The World Holocaust Forum on Thursday focused on mourning the murders of 6 million Jews during World War II and combating modern anti-Semitism. Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Britain’s Prince Charles, and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence attended the three-hour ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.

What did they have to say? Pence’s speech calling on world leaders to confront Iran, “the leading state purveyor of anti-Semitism,” received a warm reception from the Israeli audience. Polish President Andrzej Duda refused to attend because he wasn’t invited to speak amid a running feud with Russia over the nations’ roles in World War II. Putin has tried to play down the Soviet Union’s pre-war pact with the Nazis and shift responsibility for the war onto Poland. In his speech at the event, Putin made controversial historical claims about how many Jewish Holocaust victims were Soviet.

Dig deeper: From the WORLD archives, read about the history and design of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

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Posted 5:37pm - 23 Jan 2020

UN: Saudis hacked Amazon CEO

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was likely responsible for the hacking of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ phone, experts with the United Nations said on Wednesday. Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post, exchanged numbers with the crown prince at a dinner in California in 2018. Investigators said the Saudis hacked the phone after Bezos received a video file from Crown Prince Mohammed’s WhatsApp account.

What did the Saudis want? Saudi government agents killed Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a vocal critic of the crown prince, at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul five months after the phone was hacked. Evidence suggests the crown prince may have overseen spying on Bezos “in an effort to influence, if not silence, The Washington Post’s reporting on Saudi Arabia,” independent UN experts said, calling on the United States to conduct a full investigation.

Dig deeper: Read Harvest Prude’s report in The Stew about how the crown prince has tried to win favor with American evangelicals.

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Posted 5:20pm - 23 Jan 2020

China tries to contain coronavirus

Shopping malls and usually busy streets remained quiet in the central city of Wuhan on Thursday as the Chinese government imposed a lockdown to contain the spreading coronavirus. Officials also placed the cities of Huanggang and Ezhou on lockdown and canceled some major public events. The viral respiratory outbreak began last month in Wuhan and continues to spread as people travel for the Lunar New Year celebrations this weekend. At least 17 people have died, and 571 others have been infected.

How far has the virus spread? On Thursday, officials confirmed cases in Hong Kong and Macao, joining about five other countries with cases, including the United States. Coronaviruses can trigger diseases ranging from the common cold to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Health officials have not pinned down the exact source of the disease, but it can spread between humans and is transmitted through the respiratory tract.

Dig deeper: Read my report in The Sift on how the virus entered the United States.

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China counts 2,700 cases of new virus, 80 deaths

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Report: Bolton says Trump tied Ukraine funds to Biden probe

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Three rockets hit US embassy in protest-hit Iraqi capital

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Bloomberg Opposed Iran Nuclear Deal But Also Trump’s Withdrawal

Bloomberg Opposed Iran Nuclear Deal But Also Trump’s Withdrawal(Bloomberg) -- Michael Bloomberg, in a speech designed to attract Jewish voters to his Democratic presidential campaign, said Sunday that despite his opposition to the U.S. nuclear deal with Iran, he also opposed the way President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from it, saying it was “tantamount to giving Iran permission to re-launch its nuclear program.”In remarks prepared for delivery in Miami, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said he spoke out against the 2015 deal at the time because it should have done more to address Iran’s ballistic missile program and other concerns. But Trump shouldn’t have left the deal made with the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany because Iran is once again moving toward the development of a nuclear weapon after years of compliance, he said.“As president, I will work to make the strongest deal possible to constrain the Iranian regime’s aggression and territorial ambitions, and put an end to their nuclear program, because the world must never allow Iran to threaten Israel and the whole region with a nuclear attack,” Bloomberg said in his prepared remarks.Bloomberg also addressed the rise in anti-Semitic violence in America. He said that while one person can’t be blamed for it, Trump’s rhetoric, support of conspiracy theories and silence about racist groups means “there is just no escaping the direct line between his conduct in office and the rise of violent attacks targeted at minority groups.” He vowed to launch a national effort to crack down on violent extremists.The former New York mayor also said Trump is harming the U.S. relationship with Israel because the president is “trying to use Israel as a wedge issue for his own electoral purposes,” adding, “We must never let Israel be a football that American politicians kick around in an effort to score points.”Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg.  This post is part of Campaign Update, our live coverage from the 2020 campaign trail.To contact the author of this story: Mark Niquette in Columbus at mniquette@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, Magan SherzaiFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


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Bloomberg Opposed Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal: Campaign Update

Bloomberg Opposed Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal: Campaign Update(Bloomberg) -- Michael Bloomberg, in a speech designed to attract Jewish voters to his Democratic presidential campaign, said Sunday that despite his opposition to the U.S. nuclear deal with Iran, he also opposed the way President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from it, saying it was “tantamount to giving Iran permission to re-launch its nuclear program.”In remarks prepared for delivery, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said he spoke out against the 2015 deal at the time because it should have done more to address Iran’s ballistic missile program and other concerns. But Trump shouldn’t have left the deal made with the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany because Iran is once again moving toward the development of a nuclear weapon after years of compliance, he said.“As president, I will work to make the strongest deal possible to constrain the Iranian regime’s aggression and territorial ambitions, and put an end to their nuclear program, because the world must never allow Iran to threaten Israel and the whole region with a nuclear attack,” Bloomberg said in his prepared remarks.Bloomberg also addressed the rise in anti-Semitic violence in America. He said that while one person can’t be blamed for it, Trump’s rhetoric, support of conspiracy theories and silence about racist groups means “there is just no escaping the direct line between his conduct in office and the rise of violent attacks targeted at minority groups.” He vowed to launch a national effort to crack down on violent extremists.The former New York mayor also said Trump is harming the U.S. relationship with Israel because the president is “trying to use Israel as a wedge issue for his own electoral purposes,” adding, “We must never let Israel be a football that American politicians kick around in an effort to score points.”Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.Sanders goes after JPMorgan’s Dimon in new ad (13:51 p.m.)Bernie Sanders goes after Jamie Dimon in a new campaign ad, labeling the JPMorgan Chase & Co. chief executive officer “the biggest corporate socialist in America today.”The jab continues criticism by the Vermont senator and presidential candidate after Dimon knocked socialism in an op-ed published last week in Time magazine as part of its coverage of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.“Are you kidding me?” a Sanders aide exclaims in the ad, which was posted on Twitter. The spot cites Dimon’s pay, including $31.5 million last year, and says JPMorgan received bailouts after the global financial crisis 12 years ago.Dimon, a 63-year-old billionaire, has previously said JPMorgan, which expanded during the crisis by acquiring collapsing rivals, didn’t need a bailout to survive at the time. In 2012, he said his firm temporarily accepted money from a Treasury Department program because “we were asked to” so weaker rivals could tap it without being singled out.CBS Says Iowa Race Tight, Fluid in Final Days (12:56 p.m.)Bernie Sanders, with 26% support, and Joe Biden, with 25%, are at the top of the Democratic pack in Iowa but the race is tight and fluid heading into the final week of campaigning for the state’s first-in-the-nation caucus, CBS News said Sunday.In addition to hoping for a strong showing, candidates are in a battle for delegates, with Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren also in the hunt, according to results of the YouGov survey, which was conducted Jan. 16-23 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.Biden, the former vice president, could get a boost from his status as the second choice of those backing Amy Klobuchar, polling at 7%, if they switch to him on caucus night, CBS said. After months of candidate visits, events and TV advertising only a little over a third of Iowa voters surveyed said they’ve “definitely” made up their minds.Sanders had the most solidly committed supporters, at 48%, the poll showed. That compared with Warren at 40% and Biden backers at just 27% committed. Warren picked up an endorsement Saturday from the Des Moines Register, the state’s largest newspaper.Biden scored high marks on the question of being prepared to be commander in chief, at 84% among Iowa Democrats. Sanders outpaced the field on the measure of being seen as someone who “fights for people like you.” -- Ros KrasnyYang Makes February Democratic Debate Stage (12:06 p.m.)Businessman and outsider Democratic candidate for president Andrew Yang has earned a spot in the upcoming eighth democratic debate in New Hampshire.In order to make the stage for the debate on Feb. 7, candidates have to receive at least 5% in four Democratic National Committee--approved polls or 7% in two early-state polls. Candidates also have to receive at least 225,000 individual contributions. Yang had already met the donor threshold. He earned 7% in a national poll from a Washington Post and ABC News poll and 5% in a Fox News poll, both released Sunday.He had received 5% in a December NPR/PBS/Marist national poll and 5% in an early January Quinnipiac University national poll.Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer and Elizabeth Warren have already qualified. Candidates who come out of the Iowa caucus with at least one pledged delegate to the Democratic convention also automatically qualify for the debate.The entrepreneur did not qualify for the last debate in Des Moines. He’s currently on a 17-day bus tour of Iowa ahead of the Feb. 3 caucus in that state. -- Emma KineryBiden, Sanders ahead in ABC-WaPost Poll: (10:53 a.m.)Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, representing rival visions for the Democratic Party, are solidifying their status as frontrunners in the crowded presidential field, according to a Washington Post-ABC News national poll.Just a week before voters finally get to have their say in the Iowa caucuses, the polls show Biden with 32% overall among registered voters who lean Democratic, while Sanders registered support from 23%. Both are doing slightly better than in the same poll in October.Senator Elizabeth Warren, once considered a front-runner and with endorsements from the New York Times a week ago and the Des Moines Register in Iowa on Saturday, has seen a significant drop in her support. She was at 12% in this poll, down from 23% in October.Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has spent $250 million on advertising since getting a late start in the race and will not compete in the first contests, pulled in support from 8%. Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.Businessman Andrew Yang, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar, who was also endorsed by The New York Times, were all mired in single digits. The Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone January 20-23, 2020. Results have an error margin of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.Separately, an NBC News/Marist poll for New Hampshire released on Sunday showed Sanders and Buttigieg leading in the state. -- Magan KraneCOMING UP:Some of the Democratic candidates will debate again in New Hampshire on Feb. 7.The first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses will be held Feb. 3. The New Hampshire primary is Feb. 11. Nevada holds its caucuses on Feb. 22 and South Carolina has a primary on Feb. 29.CNN will host town halls featuring eight presidential candidates in New Hampshire on Feb. 5 and 6.(Disclaimer: Michael Bloomberg is also seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. He is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.)\--With assistance from Ros Krasny, Magan Crane and Emma Kinery.To contact the reporter on this story: Todd Shields in Washington at tshields3@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, Ros Krasny, Magan CraneFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


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