Wednesday February 26-th, 2020

Turkey removes pro-Kurdish mayors Turkey removes pro-Kurdish mayors

The mayors, of Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van provinces, are members of the opposition People's Democratic Party , or HDP , a pro-Kurdish party. The interior ministry said the governors of Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van - appointed by the government - wo...

Barr Appoints New Bureau Of Prisons Leadership As DOJ Probes Epstein's Death Barr Appoints New Bureau Of Prisons Leadership As DOJ Probes Epstein's Death

Epstein had been on suicide watch at the jail but was taken off prior to his death, a source who was not authorized to speak on the matter previously told Reuters. Her appointment comes nine days after Epstein, a financier who circulated in powerfu...

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa gets three-year extension Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa gets three-year extension

Before General Qamar Javed Bajwa was first appointed to the post in 2016 by former PM Nawaz Sharif , he was widely perceived to be a dark horse in the race. The prime minister had said that "the nation's respect for General Raheel Sharif has gone ...

Flights at Hong Kong airport disrupted for second day by protests Flights at Hong Kong airport disrupted for second day by protests

Check-in counters have reopened at Hong Kong's airport after being shut during protests the previous day. Last year, the USS Wasp was denied the right to visit the port in Hong Kong, as trade tensions between China and the U.S. On Tuesday, small co...

Prince Andrew 'appalled' by pal Jeffrey Epstein's sex scandal Prince Andrew 'appalled' by pal Jeffrey Epstein's sex scandal

Meanwhile, the duke could face further pressure with the release of more court documents relating to British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who is alleged to have "acted as a madam" for her lover Epstein, The Telegraph reported . The sister of Jeffrey...

74% of economists in survey see US recession by end of 2021 74% of economists in survey see US recession by end of 2021

We're doing tremendously well. "I'm just not ready to make a deal yet", Trump told reporters on Sunday. Employers are adding jobs at a steady pace, the unemployment rate remains near a 50-year low and consumers are optimistic. That's up from 25 per...

NYPD officer involved in Eric Garner's death 'untruthful' during investigation: Judge NYPD officer involved in Eric Garner's death 'untruthful' during investigation: Judge

NYPD is holding a news conference at 12:30p.m. EDT. O'Neill's widely expected decision to fire the embattled cop endorsed the recommendation of a deputy commissioner who presided over Pantaleo's departmental trial earlier this year. The judge refer...

USA economists expect recession in 2020 or 2021 USA economists expect recession in 2020 or 2021

We're doing tremendously well. Employers are adding jobs at a steady pace, the unemployment rate remains near a 50-year low and consumers are optimistic. It's the first rate cut since December 2008 during the depths of the Great Recession. Speaking...

Australia is third largest exporter of emissions Australia is third largest exporter of emissions

While China and the USA are the world's top greenhouse gas emitters in absolute terms, the report highlights the role relatively smaller polluters play in selling fossil fuels to other nations. Domestic emissions have been rising in recent years as a...

Woman gives birth to triplets after thinking she has kidney stones Woman gives birth to triplets after thinking she has kidney stones

Danette Glitz, from Sturgis in South Dakota , said in a Facebook post that she started to get pains in her back and her sides and assumed that she was suffering from kidney stones. She took a urinalysis test and later learned that it wasn't kidney s...

Dueling Vancouver protests over Hong Kong for second straight day Dueling Vancouver protests over Hong Kong for second straight day

A weekend of mass rallies culminated in incredible sights on Sunday in Hong Kong , where scores of protesters overwhelmed the streets in defiance of a police order, to march peacefully under torrential rains. "We want to show that we aren't like the...

Afghanistan vows to crush Islamic State havens after horror wedding attack Afghanistan vows to crush Islamic State havens after horror wedding attack

The Afghan interior ministry confirmed the death toll hours later. The city's wedding halls also serve as meeting places, and in November at least 55 people were killed when a suicide bomber sneaked into a Kabul wedding hall where hundreds of Mus...

Syrian government air strikes intercept Turkish military convoy in Idlib Syrian government air strikes intercept Turkish military convoy in Idlib

Smoke billows above buildings during a reported air strike by pro-regime forces on the town of Hish in Syria's Idlib province on August 19, 2019. The airstrike at 8:55 a.m. Maaret al-Noman (Syria) (AFP) - Damascus on Monday condemned the deploy...

NYC Subway Pressure Cooker Scare Suspect Charged With Placing a False Bomb NYC Subway Pressure Cooker Scare Suspect Charged With Placing a False Bomb

Police did not specify what, if any, injuries or condition he was being treated for. The 26-year-old Griffin was charged with two counts of placing a false bomb. Police determined all three devices were safe. Griffin told them he didn't know what t...

Yemen Houthi rebels target Saudi oil field Yemen Houthi rebels target Saudi oil field

He further expressed his appreciation to Iran and Hezbollah for their support for Yemen . Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih condemned what he described as "sabotage" and said "booby-trapped drones" were used in the attack. The oil field at...

Threat Increases For Scattered Thunderstorms As Heat, Humidity Rise Threat Increases For Scattered Thunderstorms As Heat, Humidity Rise

One the storms passed through, clouds cleared and sunshine returned. Lows in the 60s and low 70s. Sunday starts unsettled as a cold front rolls into the region. Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Shower/Storm. The work week kicks off with some sunsh...

Prince Andrew rejects involvement in Epstein sex scandal

A Buckingham Palace statement said: "The Duke of York has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged crimes". 'His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate ...

Lines Of Severe Thunderstorms Sweeping Through Area | Rye Lines Of Severe Thunderstorms Sweeping Through Area | Rye

There will be a break in the storms once they pass east of the area, but more storms could develop later this morning. We could see a couple lingering showers/storms on Wednesday, but cooler and drier air will be working in for the second half of the...

Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

The Financial Times quoted government insiders who rebutted the document, saying it is not a realistic scenario for a no-deal, pointing out that it was written under Theresa May's leadership and did not reflect the preparations underway spearhea...

Threats to sack Alan Jones over 'misogynistic' attack on Jacinda Ardern Threats to sack Alan Jones over 'misogynistic' attack on Jacinda Ardern

We're a significant buyer in the medium, and it's something we should have done earlier. 'For this reason, we pulled all our advertising from 2GB (Macquarie Radio) last Friday and do not have any further advertising planned with the station'.

Funeral for lost ice: Iceland bids farewell to Okjokull glacier Funeral for lost ice: Iceland bids farewell to Okjokull glacier

Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir called the glacial loss a outcome of the climate crisis . "Only you know if we did it", said the inscription, directed towards future generations. "But if the predictions of the scientists. if we see the...

Donald Trump says buying Greenland 'a large real estate deal' Donald Trump says buying Greenland 'a large real estate deal'

Officials in Greenland have said it's not for sale and Mr Trump did suggest it's not a priority of his administration. Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), a Democratic presidential candidate, for instance, told NBC's Chuck Todd on Sunday's editi...

Britain's Prince Andrew 'appalled' by Epstein abuse claims Britain's Prince Andrew 'appalled' by Epstein abuse claims

A short, blurry video released by the Mail on Sunday shows a man, who the tabloid newspaper identifies as Prince Andrew , the second son of Queen Elizabeth, saying goodbye to a young, dark-haired woman at the doorstep of Epstein's NY mansion - a...

Suspected shooter in Philadelphia standoff charged with attempted murder Suspected shooter in Philadelphia standoff charged with attempted murder

Authorities have said that the criminal background of suspect Maurice Hill should have prevented him from legally owning the firepower used during the standoff that lasted deep into the night. Four other men were charged with drug offenses in conne...

'Operation Yellowhammer': Leaked UK document warns of no-deal Brexit chaos 'Operation Yellowhammer': Leaked UK document warns of no-deal Brexit chaos

Davis highlighted how, for example, Hammond had blocked attempts to provide small businesses with information on how to adapt to new customs arrangements if Britain left the European Union customs regime as long ago as March 2018 - "So it is a bit ...

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