Sunday January 23-rd, 2022

US report on Khashoggi death expected to single out Saudi crown prince US report on Khashoggi death expected to single out Saudi crown prince

The declassified report is expected to complicate relations with a key Middle Eastern ally with expectations that Central Intelligence Agency conclusions will point a finger directly at the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia . "We also have a crown prin...

Democratic lawmaker says Marjorie Taylor Greene isn’t the only Republican promoting hate Democratic lawmaker says Marjorie Taylor Greene isn’t the only Republican promoting hate

Greene , a far-right conspiracy theorist, was elected to represent Georgia's 14th congressional district a year ago. Hours after Newman's tweet , Greene responded with a video of her placing the sign opposite Newman's office. "The Equality Act c...

Coronavirus: Efforts to find treatments, vaccines for Covid-19 Coronavirus: Efforts to find treatments, vaccines for Covid-19

The phase-3 studies ended here on February 21. Vietnam received the first batch of 117,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday (Feb 24) ahead of the planned rollout of the South-east Asian country's immunisation programme from ...

US house votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people US house votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people

In announcing her support for the bill Wednesday, Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.) noted that she is "the proud sister to a trans brother and a gender non-conforming sibling". It is unlikely that nine Republicans will defect on a bill that would evisc...

NY prosecutor finally gets ahold of Trump tax records after long fight NY prosecutor finally gets ahold of Trump tax records after long fight

Trump's financial documents are at the heart of investigations into whether he violated laws. The Manhattan District Attorney's office has reportedly obtained a massive cache of Donald Trump's tax returns and related records after years of at...

Biden to order check of supply chains for national security Biden to order check of supply chains for national security

US President Joe Biden's administration is set to distribute 25 million cloth masks starting from next month as part of efforts to defeat the pandemic, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said Wednesday. "Make no mistake, we're...

Woman alleges rape in Australian parliament Woman alleges rape in Australian parliament

Now, a young campaign volunteer has spoken out as the latest alleged victim of the former senior staffer, with an eerily similar story to the two other women. On Friday, Ms Higgins approached the AFP to reopen the investigation into her alleged rape ...

PM to set out 'cautious' road map for easing coronavirus restrictions - Hancock PM to set out 'cautious' road map for easing coronavirus restrictions - Hancock

The British government declared today that every adult in the country should get a first coronavirus vaccine shot by July 31, at least a month earlier than its previous target, as it prepared to set out a "cautious" plan to ease the UK's lockdown...

Oakley Union Elementary School District Trustee Lisa Brizendine Resigns Oakley Union Elementary School District Trustee Lisa Brizendine Resigns

At one point in the meeting, board member Kim Beede asked her fellow board members, "Are we alone?" before ranting against an online critic. Parents took umbrage with the comments as students in the school district, which is located in Contra Costa...

Plane debris falls onto Denver suburbs as pilots make emergency landing Plane debris falls onto Denver suburbs as pilots make emergency landing

Broomfield police tweeted images showing what appears to be a part of the outer cover of the plane's massive jet engine land in the front yard of a home near 13th and Elmwood. He added that he and his wife placed their wallets in their pockets so tha...

Canada vows to follow Australia in making Facebook pay for news content Canada vows to follow Australia in making Facebook pay for news content

We're happy to listen to them on on the technical issues of this, just like we listened to Google and came to a sensible arrangement. Mr Morrison said he was continuing to mobilise worldwide support in the Federal Government's stoush with Faceboo...

Kim Kardashian West: The socialite who propelled herself to global stardom Kim Kardashian West: The socialite who propelled herself to global stardom

Kim is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple's 4 kids. 'Kanye is not doing well, ' an insider told People Wednesday of the 43-year-old star. Kardashian West, who grew up in California, had a string of high-profile romances and...

Manchin Dashes Democrat Hopes of Confirming Neera Tanden as OMB Director Manchin Dashes Democrat Hopes of Confirming Neera Tanden as OMB Director

Manchin said in a statement after reviewing Neera Tanden's public statements and tweets that were "personally directed" toward his Senate colleagues, he would oppose her nomination to run the powerful office. Tanden referred to GOP Sen. Even so, ...

Joe Biden to defend democracies in security meeting speech Joe Biden to defend democracies in security meeting speech

Earlier, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said preparations were underway for the first call between President Volodymyr Zelensky and President Joe Biden . "Everyone, everyone must play by the same rules". "We want to come up with a diplom...

Raab and counterparts urge Iran's 'full compliance' with nuclear deal Raab and counterparts urge Iran's 'full compliance' with nuclear deal

Specifically, Tehran says it will halt snap nuclear inspections outside of its declared sites as of 23 February. "The United States would accept an invitation from the European Union High Representative to attend a meeting of the P5+1 and Iran to d...

B.C. sees 427 new COVID-19 cases; 47 in Interior Health B.C. sees 427 new COVID-19 cases; 47 in Interior Health

There were no new deaths, leaving that total at 61, while the number of people hospitalized for COVID fell by one to 32. According to the latest figures from the National Public Health Emergency Team, there were 36 new cases in the county bringing ...

Australian Open to allow 7 500 fans on centre court Australian Open to allow 7 500 fans on centre court

Victoria's five-day lockdown was announced last week amid fears the highly-infectious United Kingdom strain of COVID-19 had spread from the Holiday Inn quarantine hotel at Melbourne Airport into the community. "That is to say, we're not going to ma...

DOJ charges North Korean programmers over hacking scheme to steal $1.3B DOJ charges North Korean programmers over hacking scheme to steal $1.3B

Alaumary helped arrange for money to be removed from ATMs hacked by the North Korean operation. The group, which earned a place in the USA government's sanctions list in 2019, has been linked into a wide array of criminal cyber activities, both...

Google signs landmark deal with News Corp to pay for content Google signs landmark deal with News Corp to pay for content

As part of the agreement, the companies will develop a subscription platform and will share advertising revenue through Google's ad technology services. Australia, France, Germany, the European Union and Britain are all moving to varying degrees ...

Atlantic City implodes abandoned Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino Atlantic City implodes abandoned Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino

Former President Trump's defunct Trump Plaza hotel and casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was demolished on Wednesday. Mayor Marty Small made it a goal of his administration in 2020 to tear down the building - which had pieces of its facade f...

Google and News Corp sign global multi-year licensing deal

Meanwhile, Google has started paying select media outlets, including those in the U.K., Australia and Argentina, to display articles on its news app and has set aside $1 billion to cover the program's first three years. "The landmark three-year agree...

New Zealand lashes at Australia in citizenship row over terror suspect New Zealand lashes at Australia in citizenship row over terror suspect

Jacinda Ardern said the woman was an Australia-New Zealand dual national, but that Australia's Government recently stripped her of citizenship under national security laws. That's my job. It's my job as Australia's Prime Minister to put Australia's...

CDC director speaks out on reopening schools CDC director speaks out on reopening schools

This first reared its head two weeks ago. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky previewed upcoming guidance by saying the evidence pointed in that direction. and China are major strategic rivals. "It's not a trick question", he said. The vice presid...

NWS issues winter storm watch for Thursday NWS issues winter storm watch for Thursday

Thursday for Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence and Limestone counties. "Travel could be hard", the alert says. The storm, though, will still be far from over - with precipitation not winding down until sometime between 9 a.m. Cloudy. Highs...

Zimbabwe receives 200,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines in donation from China Zimbabwe receives 200,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines in donation from China

Chiwenga said the donation was "timely" and "yet another demonstration of the long bond of friendship and solidarity". Zimbabwe's Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, head of the delegation receiving the vaccines that included the finance minis...

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