Monday July 13-th, 2020

Naruhito Takes Throne as Japan’s First New Emperor in 30 Years Naruhito Takes Throne as Japan’s First New Emperor in 30 Years

Akihito pledged during the previous ceremony in 1990 to observe Japan's pacifist constitution and fulfil his duty as a symbol of the state and of the unity of the people. It will start at 1:00 p.m. (0400 GMT) at the Imperial Palace's Matsu no ma, or ...

Dallas EF-3 tornado carried winds up to 140 mph Dallas EF-3 tornado carried winds up to 140 mph

There were also reports of tornado damage in Sachse, to the east. Areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee could see severe thunderstorms later on Monday. Among those affected by the storm was Seguin, the Stars' center . "Luckily t...

Facebook announces new protections for presidential campaigns, election security Facebook announces new protections for presidential campaigns, election security

Facebook will now identify posts from state-controlled media, provide more information about the country of origin for Facebook pages, and help further secure political candidates' Facebook pages. The company said it shared the findings with "law enf...

U.S. diplomat's wife Anne Sacoolas 'could be extradited to the UK' U.S. diplomat's wife Anne Sacoolas 'could be extradited to the UK'

Mrs Sacoolas' husband was reportedly stationed at the base as an intelligence officer. He told the Commons his department asked for her diplomatic immunity to be waived, but the request was refused by the US. Labour's Shadow Foreign SecretaryEmily ...

Chile: Anti-government protests turn violent, death toll mounts to 10 Chile: Anti-government protests turn violent, death toll mounts to 10

Santiago's Mayor Karla Rubilar told reporters two people burned to death in the blaze and another later died in hospital, after the huge store controlled by U.S. A state of emergency has been in place in five Chilean regions since Saturday morning...

One person missing as firefighters struggle to control blaze One person missing as firefighters struggle to control blaze

St John says one person has been admitted to Auckland Hospital in a serious condition. Fire and Emergency spokesperson Dave Woon said it was "a very, very hard fire to extinguish" and crews were undertaking interior and exterior attacks, as bitumen...

Legal cloud over UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit letters Legal cloud over UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit letters

Gove's move could be created to pressure British lawmakers into supporting Johnson's Brexit deal. The first and key step is of course to win the vote today . Sir Oliver, who was among the rebels exiled by Mr Johnson over their attempts to stop a no-...

British Parliament Speaker Blocks New Brexit Vote British Parliament Speaker Blocks New Brexit Vote

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing a second attempt to ram his European Union divorce deal through Parliament and avoid the political damage of delaying Brexit. If the deal is blocked, no-deal Brexit fears may rise slightly. In the un...

Boeing expresses regret over ex-pilots 737 MAX messages, faults simulator Boeing expresses regret over ex-pilots 737 MAX messages, faults simulator

Credit Suisse , which had stuck to its "outperform" rating for Boeing since July 2017, downgraded the stock to "neutral" and cut its target price by $93 to $323 - some six percent below Boeing's Friday closing price of $344. The pilot told a co-worke...

Wildfire threatens homes, prompts evacuations in Pacific Palisades, California Wildfire threatens homes, prompts evacuations in Pacific Palisades, California

The fire started just after 10:30am local time (4.40am AEDST) and quickly moved uphill, and has burned trees and brush in the backyards of homes. KABC reported that 150 city and county firefighters were on hand to battle the blaze both in the air...

Donald Trump says US Constitution clause stopping him profiting is 'phony' Donald Trump says US Constitution clause stopping him profiting is 'phony'

And other Republicans have expressed misgivings about Trump policies, including criticism by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Lindsey Graham of his withdrawal of USA troops https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-trump...

Drug companies reach opioids settlement ahead of landmark USA trial Drug companies reach opioids settlement ahead of landmark USA trial

Attorney Mark Lanier gets a hug outside the US Federal courthouse in Cleveland . After the new settlements and previous ones with five other drugmakers, the only defendant left in the trial that had been scheduled for Monday is the pharmacy chain ...

Residents of northeast Syria city pelt departing US troops with potatoes Residents of northeast Syria city pelt departing US troops with potatoes

Shortly after Esper spoke, President Trump acknowledged during a Cabinet meeting that the troops would be deployed to different areas first - but he added they would then return to the U.S. "I trusted them with my life", said Giaconia, who now live...

Trump reverses plan to host G7 summit at his golf resort Trump reverses plan to host G7 summit at his golf resort

Then-President-elect Donald Trump calls out to the press as Mitt Romney leaves after their meeting at Trump International Golf Club, November 19, 2016, in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. He said that US military aid was withheld from Ukraine to ...

Same sex marriage & abortion set become legal in North Same sex marriage & abortion set become legal in North

However, Newton said a new speaker would need to be in place before the assembly could turn to such a legislative bid. It will take the British parliament until mid-January to bring in the new legislation, setting up February 14, 2020 - Valentine's...

Second warship found from WWII Battle of Midway Second warship found from WWII Battle of Midway

The exploration team, aboard the research vessel Petrel set up by the late Microsoft Corp.co-founder Paul Allen , made its latest aircraft carrier discovery when searching the area near where the Kaga was recently found northwest of the Hawaiian i...

All tools needed to combat weak global growth All tools needed to combat weak global growth

The tariffs imposed and announced so far in the U.S. After the financial meltdown of 2008-2009, the trade war has cut global growth most, says International Monetary Fund . "You must do more to make sure that more people have access to health an...

U.S., British officials: Russian hackers spied posing as Iran group U.S., British officials: Russian hackers spied posing as Iran group

Paul Chichester, a senior official at the GCHQ intelligence agency in the United Kingdom, said that the operation revealed that state-backed hackers are developing new attacks and methods to better cover their tracks. He has not yet had such a soph...

Netanyahu tells Israeli president he can't form a government after election deadlock Netanyahu tells Israeli president he can't form a government after election deadlock

Gantz also has no clear path to a majority, and should he come up short, it would nearly certainly lead to another general election, the third since April. Rivlin says he will now give Gantz a chance to form a government, though Gantz does not appear...

Hillary Tweets Trump Parody Riddled With Genital References Hillary Tweets Trump Parody Riddled With Genital References

Clinton this afternoon shared a mock letter from JFK to Khrushchev, that starts with "Don't be a dick, ok?" and ends with "You're really busting my nuts here". Wrote Trump: "Let's work out a good deal!" The BBC reported that the Turkish President h...

Gojek CEO Makarim quits, says will join Indonesia's cabinet — International Business Gojek CEO Makarim quits, says will join Indonesia's cabinet — International Business

Widodo presents himself as a man of the people, often emphasizing his humble roots. He's the primary president from outdoors the nation's tremendous wealthy and infrequently corrupt, political, enterprise and navy elite. Two suspects occupy been arre...

Major damage, power outages after tornado hits near Dallas Major damage, power outages after tornado hits near Dallas

Several blocks in far north Dallas County were without power and fallen tree limbs were scattered through the area. The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado touched down around 9:30 p.m. Dallas Fire-Rescue Spokesman Jason Evans said...

Turkey warns Kurdish forces to withdraw, ahead of deadline Turkey warns Kurdish forces to withdraw, ahead of deadline

President Donald Trump , whose decision paved the way for a deadly Turkish invasion . It added that US troops were likely to be located along the border with Iraq, outside the safe zone, agreed by US Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish Presi...

Thai King strips royal concubine of her title Thai King strips royal concubine of her title

By acting like the queen herself, Sineenat caused confusion and obstructed both the nation and the monarchy, the order said. Sineenat, 34, was the first person to hold the title of Royal Noble Consort in nearly a century. The last time a Thai monar...

Hillary Mocks Trump's Letter to Erdogan Hillary Mocks Trump's Letter to Erdogan

President Donald Trump is attacking Hillary Clinton for suggesting Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a Russian agent. "Get your missiles out of Cuba", the parody letter quips, saying that if Khrushchev doesn't, people will...

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