Monday July 6-th, 2020

House Democrats Chart Next Steps In Their Impeachment Inquiry After Receiving Memo House Democrats Chart Next Steps In Their Impeachment Inquiry After Receiving Memo

The House intelligence committee released a redacted version of the whistleblower complaint Thursday ahead of testimony from Joseph Maguire, the acting director of national intelligence. Both Republicans and Democrats have called for it to be relea...

Afghans vote for president | Elections 2018 Afghans vote for president | Elections 2018

Due to the difficulty of collecting results across Afghanistan, the overall results will not be known before November 7. It has urged voters to stay away from polling stations, which it threatened to attack. "My vote won't count if I am not on a list...

Donald Trump envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker resigns

Trump said the Democrats" latest efforts amount to nothing more than a "hoax'. "We need to know if the personal lawyer of the president, Giuliani, was using government resources for political gain", she said earlier in the day. When I reached him b...

Joe Wilson, skeptic on Iraq War intelligence, dies at age 69 Joe Wilson, skeptic on Iraq War intelligence, dies at age 69

Wilson's ex-wife, Valerie Plame, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer now running for Congress, told the Times his cause of death was organ failure. A report by the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2004 pointed to inconsistencies. "Ambassad...

Over half of Europe's endemic trees risk extinction Experts Over half of Europe's endemic trees risk extinction Experts

An global conservation group is warning that more than half of the European tree species that exist nowhere else in the world are threatened with extinction. So too are nearly half of shrubs, the new assessments found, warning the primary threats to ...

House subpoenas Mike Pompeo for Ukraine files in Donald Trump impeachment probe

Trump denies he pressured Zelenskiy to do anything improper and said he was not using the aid as leverage, but wanted to make sure Ukraine was taking steps to address corruption. They include former ambassador to Ukraine Masha Yovanovitch, whom Tru...

N Zealand students begin second round of climate protests N Zealand students begin second round of climate protests

Some parents have mixed feelings about students skipping school to attend climate strikes taking place across Canada and around the world. Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg , whose words and actions, including her "Fridays for Future"...

Canada's Green Party admits doctoring photo to remove leader's single-use cup Canada's Green Party admits doctoring photo to remove leader's single-use cup

Two versions of a photo posted to the Green Party website that shows Elizabeth May holding a disposable cup on the left and a reusable cup on the right. In a statement, she said: "My personal daily practice is to avoid single use plastic items 100...

Judge blocks plan that would have allowed indefinite detention of migrant families Judge blocks plan that would have allowed indefinite detention of migrant families

The Trump administration sought to stop the settlement and issued the new regulations with the hope of detaining immigrant children in amenities with their mother and father. They mentioned they would not enable the administration use younger immig...

Facebook Starts Testing Removal of 'Likes' Facebook Starts Testing Removal of 'Likes'

Facebook Australia's Director of Policy Mia Garlick said the change was based on wellbeing research and feedback from mental health professionals that like counts can cause social comparison. Earlier this month, a Hong Kong engineer wrote in a blo...

Ukraine security official offered to resign before president's US trip Ukraine security official offered to resign before president's US trip

It emerged this week that he had helped organise a gathering between Trump's private lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and a Ukraine presidential aide. Schweizer claimed in an interview airing Sunday on "Life, Liberty & Levin" that Donald Trump Jr .

Two more Americans die from vaping-related illnesses Two more Americans die from vaping-related illnesses

US health officials said Friday that their investigation into an outbreak of severe vaping-related illnesses was increasingly focused on products that contain the marijuana compound THC . He also said he would push legislation to make the prohib...

Man jailed for life for killing model sister over racy images Man jailed for life for killing model sister over racy images

Baloch, whose real name was Fauzia Azeem, was described as Pakistan's Kim Kardashian and had built a modelling career on the back of her social media fame, but drew ire from many in the conservative South Asian nation. Under Pakistan's Qisas (blo...

Russia tells US not to release Trump-Putin transcripts Russia tells US not to release Trump-Putin transcripts

The House Intelligence Committee will return in the middle of a recess for a closed hearing on 4 October featuring testimony from Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general who handled the whistleblower complaint about US Presiden...

Your Soothing Cup of Tea May Contain Billions of Microplastics Your Soothing Cup of Tea May Contain Billions of Microplastics

For example, table salt has quite a high concentration of microplastics, at 0.005 micrograms per gram of salt. Apparently, the particles weren't their cup of tea. That said, the bugs, which filter the water they live in, didn't die. The team also a...

White students 'cut off' black girl's dreadlocks in Virginia White students 'cut off' black girl's dreadlocks in Virginia

It costs Amari's family $12,000 a year for her to attend the private, Christian school, which defines bullying as 'the deliberate use of power to dominate, intimidate and harm another person physically and/or emotionally over an extended period of ti...

RCMP to update northern BC homicide investigations RCMP to update northern BC homicide investigations

The RCMP released new details of its investigation today and it says police located a digital camera belonging to Dyck where the bodies of the two suspects were found in northern Manitoba. "The murders appear to be random and crimes of opportunity, w...

Damaged Oceans Worsen Climate Change for Humans Damaged Oceans Worsen Climate Change for Humans

Crumbling ice sheets, marine heatwaves, melting glaciers, ocean dead zones, thawing permafrost - a raft of impacts on sea and ice are decimating fish stocks, lifting seas, depleting fresh water stores, and incubating superstorms that will ravage some...

Thousands expected to turn out for climate strike Thousands expected to turn out for climate strike

One event was scheduled to begin at 6:30 a.m. on both sides of the Pitt River Bridge . On Sept. 20, the first day of the climate strike, hundreds of Vancouver youth joined millions around the world to protest inaction by governments to deal with...

Congress Subpoenas Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Friday's requests show that the House is moving quickly with its impeachment effort, which was only publicly blessed by House leadership on Tuesday. House Democrats set a deadline of October 4 for complying with the subpoena. Calling her "bad news"...

Amber Guyger says she killed Botham Jean because she was scared Amber Guyger says she killed Botham Jean because she was scared

Armstrong said he believed she acted reasonably in fear for her life, believing Jean was a burglar. She said he yelled, "Hey, hey, hey", and that she then fired at him. Guyger shot and killed Jean last September in his apartment, which was direct...

NewsAlert: Freeland revoking appointment of Syrian consul in Montreal NewsAlert: Freeland revoking appointment of Syrian consul in Montreal

Canada joined several other countries in ejecting all Syrian diplomats after the 2012 Houla massacre, but Syria has maintained honorary consul positions in Montreal and Vancouver to "provide basic consular services to Syrians in Canada", Freeland sai...

Iran releases British-flagged tanker Iran releases British-flagged tanker

Iran's Foreign Ministry also said earlier this week the detention order had been lifted but the investigation continued. Seven of its 23 crew members were released on 4 September. The ship, renamed the Adrian Darya 1, was later reportedly photogra...

US Issues Travel Ban on Raul Castro US Issues Travel Ban on Raul Castro

Castro last visited in 2015 to address the United Nations General Assembly. While the 88-year-old former leader was unlikely to be planning a trip to Disneyland, the order also means that his immediate family will be denied entry into the United ...

Hundreds of boys, men freed from torture building in Nigeria Hundreds of boys, men freed from torture building in Nigeria

Numerous children had metal chains around their ankles, police said. Police had been alerted by complaints from local residents. The police raided the Islamic school building in the Rigasa area city on Thursday. The building's owner told police t...

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