Monday July 13-th, 2020

Canada officers misled Huawei government, legal professionals argue Canada officers misled Huawei government, legal professionals argue

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou returned to a Vancouver court on Tuesday as her lawyers argued that Canada abused its immigration processes to gather evidence against her - a claim the government says is without an "air of reality".

Mother accused of abandoning adopted child with dwarfism speaks out Mother accused of abandoning adopted child with dwarfism speaks out

After a 5 year investigation the couple has been charged with neglect of a dependant and have surrendered themselves to authorities. Last week, prosecutors in the USA state of in charged the couple with abandoning their daughter in 2013 and moving ...

The 'OK' hand gesture is now a hate symbol, ADL says The 'OK' hand gesture is now a hate symbol, ADL says

The ADL released a Thursday report revealing that the "OK" sign is now on their ever-evolving list of offensive and hate-filled symbols, according to CNN . As noted by the ADL, the hoax became so widespread that it was eventually used a honest exp...

USA vaping-related deaths rise to 12, illnesses climb to 805

The department says in a news release Thursday the person was younger than 30, but it did not give the person's name, hometown or other identifying information. The Georgia DOH goes on to note that those nine patients were mostly male, range in age f...

Istanbul natural disaster: 5.7 magnitude tremor rocks Turkish metropolis Istanbul natural disaster: 5.7 magnitude tremor rocks Turkish metropolis

The natural disaster was preceded by another 2.9 magnitude tremor which struck today at 11am CEST (12pm GMT+3), and by a 4.6 magnitude temblor which hit southwest Istanbul on Monday morning. A 5.8 magnitude quake shook Istanbul on Thursday but author...

Aussie sailors rescued by P&O cruise ship near New Caledonia Aussie sailors rescued by P&O cruise ship near New Caledonia

Mr Johnson told The Australian that his wife contacted an agent in New Caledonia who alerted P&O. Ben, Chris and Kevin couldn't be happier to be onboard Pacific Dawn. Photos show the men on board their life raft floating away from their yacht as ...

Adam Schiff says the Ukraine transcript shows a 'classic mafia-like shakedown' Adam Schiff says the Ukraine transcript shows a 'classic mafia-like shakedown'

According to the declassified transcript, Trump spoke to Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky and brought up Biden and his son Hunter, who had worked for a Ukrainian energy company when his father was vice president. Trump had temporarily ordered t...

Ukrainian President Thought Only Trump's Side of Call Would Be Released Ukrainian President Thought Only Trump's Side of Call Would Be Released

According to a White House memorandum of a July phone between the leaders of the United States and Ukraine that was released on Wednesday, . The Trump administration released the transcript on Wednesday, one day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ...

U.S. Aviation Regulator Denies Misleading Congress on 737 Max Inspectors U.S. Aviation Regulator Denies Misleading Congress on 737 Max Inspectors

Boeing did not admit liability in its 11 settlements, Wisner said. The US Office of Special Counsel (OSC) on Tuesday alerted the President and Congress that several Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety inspectors were not sufficiently train...

Former French President Dies Former French President Dies

He left the government and by 1977 was elected as Paris's first mayor, a job he would keep for 18 years, until his election as president in 1995. After leaving office he was handed a suspended jail term that nonetheless did little to dent his popular...

United States strikes deal with Honduras on asylum-seekers United States strikes deal with Honduras on asylum-seekers

The Associated Press points out that with the White House asylum-seekers deal in place with the three countries, it would effectively create a blockade to force any asylum-seeker who travels through the region's "Northern Triangle" to be denied ent...

Supreme Court won’t halt Texas execution Supreme Court won’t halt Texas execution

He took two deep breaths nearly immediately, snored three times and then all movement ceased. Seven more executions are scheduled in Texas this year. He then went into the bedroom of his stepsons, Harold Sublet Jr. "My co-counsel and I may well well ...

At least 20 killed in Indonesian quake: disaster agency At least 20 killed in Indonesian quake: disaster agency

An official from the local search and rescue agency said one man died after falling off his motorbike while trying to flee to higher ground, while another person was missing after being buried in a landslide. "It was a really hard shock", he told AF...

France's #MeToo creator, fined for defamation - Vanguard News - Foreign France's #MeToo creator, fined for defamation - Vanguard News - Foreign

A judge in Paris ordered Muller on Wednesday to pay 15,000 euros, or about $16,500, in damages to Eric Brion and delete tweets she posted about him in 2017. Spinzer, meanwhile, called the verdict a "regression". In 2017, Time magazine named Mulle...

Trump Says Venezuelans Will End Up 'Free' Trump Says Venezuelans Will End Up 'Free'

The development poses a new challenge for Guaido, who the opposition has vowed to continue recognizing as Venezuela's legitimate president even after his term as the leader of congress expires early next year. "We will stand with the Venezuelan peo...

Joe Biden Tells Jimmy Kimmel President Trump Committed ‘Blatant Abuse of Power’ Joe Biden Tells Jimmy Kimmel President Trump Committed ‘Blatant Abuse of Power’

Trump . It was alleged that Trump asked Zelensky to investigate Biden and his son Hunter's business dealings in Ukraine while also withholding $400 million in military aid to the Eastern European country. General Assembly, where Trump said " no p...

United Nations climate action summit falls 'woefully short' of expectations United Nations climate action summit falls 'woefully short' of expectations

The Asset Owner Alliance, a group of the world's largest pension funds and insurers, responsible for directing more than $2 trillion in investments, has also committed to transitioning to carbon-neutral investment portfolios by 2050. Indian Prime Min...

Noted anti-Sisi intellectual arrested in Egypt - Egypt Noted anti-Sisi intellectual arrested in Egypt - Egypt

Sami Anan, a former Egyptian chief of staff now serving a 10-year prison sentence in Egypt . Earlier this week, the Public Information Service of the Egyptian Presidency called on the global media to "avoid exaggeration and put things within their...

Postal union accepts reform, quashes United States walkout threat Postal union accepts reform, quashes United States walkout threat

The UPU is a 145-year-old agency that sets the prices of worldwide mail, with the mandate of ensuring that global postage is affordable to all. UPU Director-General Bishar Hussein called the new agreement an "historical moment", but conceded that h...

UK Labor Leader Corbyn Says Priority Is Preventing No-Deal Brexit UK Labor Leader Corbyn Says Priority Is Preventing No-Deal Brexit

So the Labour Party conference has decided that if, or rather when, a general election is called (which might be even sooner than was expected given the Supreme Court Ruling) it will not state its preference for either Leave or Remain but will leave ...

United Kingdom leader Boris Johnson criticized for confrontational tone United Kingdom leader Boris Johnson criticized for confrontational tone

Labour MP for Dewsbury, Paula Sherriff, criticised Mr Johnson for his repeated use of "Surrender Act" when describing legislation created to prevent ministers forcing through a no-deal Brexit on October 31. Earlier, Ms Sherriff said the PM had "con...

Children of Firefighters Killed on 9/11 Among FDNY Academy Graduates Children of Firefighters Killed on 9/11 Among FDNY Academy Graduates

Nigro presided over the graduation ceremony for 301 Probationary Firefighters . This is exactly where I want to be'. "Today, they fully achieved their dreams". "I was then told I would never be 100 percent back to normal again". The historic group...

Facebook Says It Isn't Fact Checking Politicians on the Site Facebook Says It Isn't Fact Checking Politicians on the Site

A Facebook spokeswoman told Reuters that newsworthy content from politicians on Facebook would not be labelled to show it had violated the rules. Facebook also explained certain exceptions to the rules, including paid advertisements which are oblig...

Trump's Low Energy UN Speech Puts Wilbur Ross To Sleep Trump's Low Energy UN Speech Puts Wilbur Ross To Sleep

He criticised China over its trade practices - the two countries are now locked in a trade war that is damaging both their economies - and he called out Iran, denouncing the Islamic Republic's "blood lust". Ross reportedly has a problem with falling ...

WashPost: Top US Spy Official Threatened to Quit If Pressured on Testimony WashPost: Top US Spy Official Threatened to Quit If Pressured on Testimony

The White House finally provided the classified complaint to top lawmakers late Wednesday. In his remarks, Schiff described the complaint as "well-written" and praised the still-anonymous individual who authored the complaint as courageous.

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