Wednesday February 26-th, 2020

European Union court finds Poland's change of retirement ages for judges unlawful European Union court finds Poland's change of retirement ages for judges unlawful

Poland's ruling Law and Justice party had lowered its retirement ages for judges and public prosecutors to 60 years for women and 65 years for men - down from 67 years for both sexes. Polish judges have warned that even with the ECJ rulings against t...

Why India opted out of RCEP and what are the implicationss Why India opted out of RCEP and what are the implicationss

They have been tasked to do the legal scrubbing so that the deal can be signed in 2020. An advantage for the other countries of having relative heavyweight India in the trade pact would have been less domination by China , particularly at a time t...

Israel court rejects Human Rights Watch activist's deportation appeal Israel court rejects Human Rights Watch activist's deportation appeal

Shakir's attorney Michael Sfard said in a statement that by kicking out his client, "Israel is joining a list of countries like Syria, Iran, and North Korea that have expelled Human Rights Watch representatives in an attempt to silence criticism of h...

USA formally begins withdrawal from 'unfair' Paris climate accord

The State Department's letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres starts the clock on a process that will be complete one day after the 2020 USA presidential election. Environmental groups said they hoped Mr Trump would be defeated i...

Sena Leader Writes To Mohan Bhagwat: Sena Leader Writes To Mohan Bhagwat: "RSS Must Intervene" In Maharashtra

There has been no headway in government formation after results of the October 21 Assembly polls were declared on October 24. BJP is hoping that the deadlock will be resolved by November 8, a day before the last day of government formation in the...

Dead, Including Infants, in Mexico Highway Ambush Dead, Including Infants, in Mexico Highway Ambush

Members of a Mormon community were attacked while traveling near the US-Mexico border, authorities said today. When the relatives returned, they found large plumes of smoke coming from the roadside scene. The statement, which noted that additional ...

Study finds unsafe lead in Canadian drinking water Study finds unsafe lead in Canadian drinking water

Residents in some homes in Montreal , a cosmopolitan city an hour north of the US-Canada border, and Regina, in the flat western prairies, are among those drinking and cooking with tap water with lead levels that exceed Canada's federal guidelines.

US Mormons Killed in Mexico

News, quoting Kendra Lee Miller, a relative of numerous victims, reported that 8-month-old twins were among those slain. Julian Lebaron said his cousin was on her way to the airport when she was attacked and shot in her vehicle along with her four ...

Rand Paul Goes Off on Whistleblower at Trump Rally Rand Paul Goes Off on Whistleblower at Trump Rally

Trump also promised his supporters that if Democrats win, "You will have a depression the likes of which you have never seen. Kentucky (I Love You!), please be sure to vote for Matt Bevin on TUESDAY". Trump also drew raucous applause for declaring t...

Jacob Rees-Mogg Apologises For Jacob Rees-Mogg Apologises For "Common Sense" Remark Over Grenfell Tragedy

But after calls to apologise, Mr Rees-Mogg said on Tuesday: "What I meant to say is that I would have also listened to the fire brigade's advice to stay and wait at the time". His comments were slammed as insensitive by Grenfell victims" groups who h...

United States begins formal withdrawal from Paris climate agreement United States begins formal withdrawal from Paris climate agreement

As noted in his June 1, 2017 remarks, President Trump made the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement because of the unfair economic burden imposed on American workers, businesses, and taxpayers by USA pledges made under the Agreement ....

President Trump stumps for Bevin in Rupp Arena President Trump stumps for Bevin in Rupp Arena

In Virginia, the entire state legislature is up for election. Doug Jones' special election victory in 2017. The race for the governor's mansion could provide a preview of what awaits McConnell , who was present at Monday's rally, in his own reelec...

Protests greet Spanish king in secession-focused Catalonia Protests greet Spanish king in secession-focused Catalonia

Awards venue in Barcelona guarded by police who set up barricades and blocked one of the main streets of the city. Some protesters burned pictures of the king and threw paint at riot police. High-ranking Spanish officials are present, but Catala...

China pushing Trump to remove more tariffs ahead of trade deal China pushing Trump to remove more tariffs ahead of trade deal

Chinese officials also suggested the USA could temporarily waive some tariffs, people familiar with Beijing's position said. Ross said progress beyond phase one would require China to solidify us demands through legislation and development of enf...

As Train Rushes Past, BART Worker Pulls Passenger From Tracks As Train Rushes Past, BART Worker Pulls Passenger From Tracks

John O'Connor, a supervisor at Bay Area Rapid Transit, hugs a man he pulled from the tracks just as a train was arriving at the station in Oakland, California, on November 3, 2019. O'Connor quickly hoisted the man onto the platform as the oncoming tr...

China's Xi backs Hong Kong Chief Executive Lam China's Xi backs Hong Kong Chief Executive Lam

Xi's statements came after a weekend during which scores of people were injured in anti-government protests in Hong Kong , including one that left a man in critical condition after he fell from a height, authorities said . Protesters have circula...

U.S. rebuilding military bases in northeast Syria U.S. rebuilding military bases in northeast Syria

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which also wounded about 20. Ground and air units were involved in the patrol in the area of the Syrian border town of Darbasiya, the Turkish Defence Ministry said on Twitter, showing phot...

Protester killed in clashes as Iraq tries to reopen port Protester killed in clashes as Iraq tries to reopen port

Over the last two days, protesters have blocked roads around the main protest site in Baghdad's Tahrir Square to raise pressure on the government . At least five protesters and a member of the security forces were killed and scores were wounded.

North Korea says chance of talks with US ‘narrowing’ North Korea says chance of talks with US ‘narrowing’

North Korea's top negotiator Kim Myong Gil said early in October that the talks with the U.S. failed due to Washington's outdated attitude and viewpoints. Four North Koreans identified as suspects by Malaysian police in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, ...

Boat Stuck at Niagara Falls Finally Breaks Loose After 101 Years Boat Stuck at Niagara Falls Finally Breaks Loose After 101 Years

Thursday's harsh weather pushed the vessel away from its rocky perch and closer to the falls on the Canadian side, according to the Niagara Parks Commission . While Adames said his staff doesn't believe the scow to be in present danger, its rust...

USA will allow some companies to deal with Huawei USA will allow some companies to deal with Huawei "very shortly"

As a result, US lawmakers are concerned that Huawei's phones and networking equipment contain backdoors that can send information to Beijing. The blacklist is also hurting American companies that do business with China, and particularly Huawei....

Turkey vows to return jihadists to countries that revoked their citizenship Turkey vows to return jihadists to countries that revoked their citizenship

The YPG is the main element of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which has been a leading U.S. ally in beating back Islamic State in the region, and has kept thousands of jihadists in jails across northeastern Syria. The official said the sister ...

Lindsay Hoyle is the new Speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle is the new Speaker of the House of Commons

Dame Eleanor Laing , another deputy, finished last in the third round receiving 127 votes, compared to Sir Lindsay's 267 and Mr Bryant's 169. Lawmakers are voting by secret ballot, with poorly performing candidates dropping out each time .

Bodies found in Kleberg County identified as missing couple Bodies found in Kleberg County identified as missing couple

When household hadn't heard from them a couple of week later, they reported their disappearances to police, who unearthed a disturbing clue caught on surveillance footage, KZTV in Corpus Christi reported. Dozens gathered for a vigil in the co...

Forecast: Rain may mix with snow Wednesday evening into Thursday

A strong cold front will be pushing east Thursday . This will bring about the coldest air we've seen this autumn and the season's first forecast with snowflakes. Monday night ... Mostly cloudy with a low near 33. Some sun may break through clouds. ...

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