Sunday July 12-th, 2020

Purdue Pharma 'offers up to $12bn' to settle opioid cases Purdue Pharma 'offers up to $12bn' to settle opioid cases

Purdue Pharma , whose prescription painkiller OxyContin is blamed for much of the USA opioid addiction epidemic, is facing thousands of state and federal lawsuits. Purdue in March reached a settlement of $270m to resolve a similar lawsuit by t...

Taliban kill at least 14 pro-government militia in Afghanistan Taliban kill at least 14 pro-government militia in Afghanistan

The two sides have held nine rounds of talks over the past year. The senator said he had spoken to the president about the issue and that Trump "understands the need for a counterterrorism force " to remain in the country to counter Al Qaeda and Is...

Why Is Indonesia Changing Its Capital? Why Is Indonesia Changing Its Capital?

Indonesia has finally found its new capital city in Borneo. The Indonesian city with its very high pollution rates is sinking fast, and according to some it could be largely submerged by water by 2050. Indonesia has some experience with the success...

'Help me': Aussie accused of spying in China pleads to return home 'Help me': Aussie accused of spying in China pleads to return home

Charges against Yang were first made public Tuesday. Mr McMahon said it could be months before details of the broad spying allegations are known. Stary said the spying charges were worrying. "Dr Yang has been held in Beijing in harsh conditions w...

Three dead and 245 rescued from burning ferry in Zamboanga del Norte Three dead and 245 rescued from burning ferry in Zamboanga del Norte

Dr. Rolito Cataluña, Dapitan City health officer, identified the fatalities as Danilo Gomez and Chloe Solis Labisig. Two people were dead and over 100 rescued in the southern Philippines after a fire tore through a crowded ferry, while an uncerta...

Salford fatal fire: Mum of four killed children dies Salford fatal fire: Mum of four killed children dies

Her mom, Sandra Lever, broke the information to mates on Fb on Monday, writing: "Sadly last night, after a hard 20 months of fighting our lovely Michelle gained her wings and went to join her babies". Sources reveal that this duo was fuelled by drink...

Jeffrey Epstein accuser urges Prince Andrew to Jeffrey Epstein accuser urges Prince Andrew to "come clean"

Virginia Roberts Giuffre appears on Tuesday outside a Manhattan court where sexual assault victims addressed the media concerning allegations against the late Jeffrey Epstein . They urged prosecutors to go after co-conspirators. Berman, however, re...

Russia denies visa to U.S. senator amid G7 tensions Russia denies visa to U.S. senator amid G7 tensions

Separately, a group of senior Democratic senators said on Tuesday they had written to Trump expressing strong opposition to readmitting Russian Federation to the G7, citing its invasion of Ukraine's Crimea. Murphy and Johnson, who both serve on the...

Indian-Origin Man, Trump's Former Partner, Arrested For Theft At Airport Indian-Origin Man, Trump's Former Partner, Arrested For Theft At Airport

Dinesh Chawla of Cleveland, Mississippi, was arrested Thursday at the Memphis airport and charged with felony theft. The New York Times reports that on August 18 airport surveillance footage caught Chawla stealing a person's bag from the baggag...

Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at International Space Station Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at International Space Station

It was the second attempt of the spacecraft-Soyuz MS-14. An aborted attempt to dock on Saturday raised more questions over the future of Russia's space program, which has suffered a number of recent setbacks. Previously, in 2011 NASA had develop...

China's 'bullying tactics' won't win respect of int'l community -Pentagon China's 'bullying tactics' won't win respect of int'l community -Pentagon

Both the USA and Australia have made statements charging that China is acting inappropriately in the region. Vietnam and China have for years been embroiled in a dispute over the potentially energy-rich waters, which are also a busy shipping lane.

I never said nuclear bombs will stop hurricanes, says Donald Trump I never said nuclear bombs will stop hurricanes, says Donald Trump

As always, President Trump took it to Twitter to slam the story, calling it " fake news ", in his latest swipe at the media. According to an anonymous source, meeting attendees left the briefing thinking, " What do we do with this? ". "Perhaps if...

President Trump says he will pardon officials for building border wall President Trump says he will pardon officials for building border wall

Now, we have new reporting that reveals stunningly corrupt behavior. Trump allegedly made the comment during a meeting in which he instructed officials to expedite construction of the southern border wall by speeding along border contracts, usi...

Federal Judge Blocks Missouri's Eight-Week Abortion Law From Taking Effect Federal Judge Blocks Missouri's Eight-Week Abortion Law From Taking Effect

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed the lawsuit, arguing it is unconstitutional and goes against the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court Roe v Wade ruling that legalised abortion nationwide. And so the real, ...

Donald Trump Ridicules 'Three Stooges' Republican Primary Challengers Donald Trump Ridicules 'Three Stooges' Republican Primary Challengers

Most of my listeners support the president. "It's not an easy thing to do to be in conservative talk radio and oppose this president". "I think the spending issue is bigger than Trump's personality", Sanford told The Federalist in an exclusiv...

Hong Kong leader Lam says violent protests can be contained Hong Kong leader Lam says violent protests can be contained

But Beijing has repeatedly accused foreign governments of interfering over Hong Kong , and Geng said Tuesday that the G7 was "meddling" and "harbouring evil intentions". "She has misled central authorities". Izsak, who has worked for Hong Kong's ...

Babies in Spain develop ‘werewolf syndrome’ after taking contaminated medicine Babies in Spain develop ‘werewolf syndrome’ after taking contaminated medicine

The infants took a preparation of omeprazole , a drug used to treat conditions caused by excess stomach acid like heartburn. They are suffering from the rare condition known as hypertrichosis that causes abnormal hair growth. Fortunately, the sy...

Greta Thunberg, Swedish teen climate activist, arrives in NYC by sailboat Greta Thunberg, Swedish teen climate activist, arrives in NYC by sailboat

The 16-year-old was photographed waving at journalists and well-wishers as she neared the end of her 5,550km trip. "All of this is very overwhelming and the ground is still shaking for me", a seemingly bashful Thunberg, clad in a dark blue jumpsuit...

Italy’s Stromboli volcano erupts in huge explosion spewing lava & ash Italy’s Stromboli volcano erupts in huge explosion spewing lava & ash

A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted Wednesday, sending a massive cloud of smoke and ash more than a mile into the sky - nearly two months after a similar explosion killed a hiker there, according to reports . The explosion, which ...

America will not release Mideast peace plan before Israeli election America will not release Mideast peace plan before Israeli election

Trump on Monday had said the plan might be revealed before the Israeli election. "I can reasonably estimate that it will happen very soon after the election", Netanyahu said. While the political part of the plan remains unknown, Kushner has aired the...

USA and Japan Strike Trade Deal USA and Japan Strike Trade Deal

President Donald Trump said . In addition, experts say it is still uncertain whether Japan will remain exempt from additional tariffs or a cap on U.S. Auto tariffs would remain unchanged. "Negotiations are still under way, so I'd like to refra...

Greece to abolish capital controls from September 1 Greece to abolish capital controls from September 1

The cap on cash withdrawals was fully lifted in October 2018. Although gradually eased in recent years, the remaining restrictions had been interpreted as an impediment to the revival of an economy that had been bailed out three times since 2010.

$572 million verdict handed down in opioid trial $572 million verdict handed down in opioid trial

The state estimates it will cost as much as $17 billion to abate the crisis . If Balkman sides entirely with the state, the verdict would be the biggest monetary award handed down in a bench trial in American history. About $200 million of the Purdu...

Trump says Danish PM is a Trump says Danish PM is a "wonderful woman" after phone call

He called her a very nice woman, and said the US has a very good relationship with Denmark. 'But she was very nice. she put a call in, and I appreciated it very much'. Peter King said he would support President Trump's controversial suggestion to pu...

Trump aides downplay 'order' to USA companies to leave China Trump aides downplay 'order' to USA companies to leave China

In an announcement on Twitter after major indices on Wall Street sank, Trump said that existing 25 percent tariffs on about US$250 billion in imports from China would rise to 30 percent on October 1, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Peop...

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