Thursday September 24-th, 2020

Asian shares up as 'phase one' trade deal boosts confidence Asian shares up as 'phase one' trade deal boosts confidence

On Sunday, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer stated deal was "totally done", however, some wanted revisions and would nearly double U.S. exports to China over the next two years. The Nasdaq Composite added 0.2 percent to end at 8,734.88, al...

Scotland wants another vote on leaving United Kingdom after Boris Johnson's victory Scotland wants another vote on leaving United Kingdom after Boris Johnson's victory

In 2014, Scotland held a referendum on separating from the United Kingdom, but some 55 per cent of Scots voted in favour of remaining in the U.K. - one major reason being that leaving could endanger European Union membership. "And if Boris Johnson...

China trade deal totally done, no date set for 'phase two': Lighthizer

The deal was announced by President Donald Trump and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on December 13. United States attempts to combat cyber threats and technology thefts by China would be part of phase two , he said .

Zimbabwe VP's wife arrested over fraud allegations Zimbabwe VP's wife arrested over fraud allegations

Former model Mubaiwa was arrested on suspicion of having contravened the Exchange Control Act and fraud, they said. High level sources within Zanu-PF say Marry was trapped and caught moving funds to G40 functionaries who fled the country in Novembe...

Security forces fire tear gas as protests in Beirut turn ugly Security forces fire tear gas as protests in Beirut turn ugly

They triggered the resignation of the Prime Minister, Saad al-Hariri, but talks to form a new government are deadlocked. Thousands of Lebanese people took to the streets in Beirut on Sunday to protest against the potential nomination of Saad Harir...

Indian PM Modi reacts to protests cross India over citizenship law Indian PM Modi reacts to protests cross India over citizenship law

In the country's northeast, however, even allowing non-Muslims citizenship is opposed by many locals who fear their culture is threatened by Bengali-speaking Hindus. However the main epicentre of the protests has been in India's far-flung northeaster...

Status Yellow snow ice warning remains in place — Sunday's weather Status Yellow snow ice warning remains in place — Sunday's weather

More weather forecast details below tweets. The warning says: "A spell of rain and hill snow is likely to affect many areas, with skies clearing at times to allow icy surfaces, although these won't affect all places". It is expected to remain rathe...

Three dead, more missing in building downed by Philippines natural disaster Three dead, more missing in building downed by Philippines natural disaster

The natural disaster had a depth of 17.5 miles and struck at around 12:11 p.m. local time on Sunday, said the United States Geological Survey (USGS). "I saw the building when it fell", local resident Leighton Angcan told Reuters. "It was the talles...

14 dead in Nepal road accident 14 dead in Nepal road accident

In May, four people were killed and seven injured in three blasts in the capital Kathmandu , as members of an outlawed Maoist faction made a botched attempt to plant bombs around the city. Rescue efforts were carried out by teams of the Nepal Army, ...

Mahathir: US sanctions on Iran violate international law Mahathir: US sanctions on Iran violate international law

It is not only the particular country that will suffer, but all the trading partners also will suffer economically. The summit, mooted by Malaysia , Pakistan and Turkey, which will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from Dec 18 to 21 wi...

NYC Mayor: 'Mixed Feelings' on Trump's Anti-Semitism Order NYC Mayor: 'Mixed Feelings' on Trump's Anti-Semitism Order

He said , "This is a very critically important move...that will set an environment wherein Jewish students who were targeted with anti-Semitism on university campuses in America will actually have...protection and recourse ". I said: 'I like that g...

Italian city evacuates 54,000 people to defuse World War II bomb Italian city evacuates 54,000 people to defuse World War II bomb

Brindisi sits on the heel of Italy's boot across the Adriatic Sea from Albania. Residents were also ordered to remove their parked cars from the designated "red zone" and turn off their gas supplies before bomb technicians began to the disarming op...

40000 people protest in Rome against far-right policies 40000 people protest in Rome against far-right policies

It was a couple of days before Salvini and his coalition partners, the smaller far-right party Brothers of Italy, and Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia, were due to launch their campaign for the Emilia-Romagna regional election at an indoor sports are...

Pople of Assamese community protest in London against citizenship law Pople of Assamese community protest in London against citizenship law

Hundreds of people also protested in other parts of the city, including in Jawaharlal Nehru University and outside the city's police headquarters. "We have time and again maintained that our protests are peaceful and non-violent", they said in a st...

Democrats concerned about McConnell's White House impeachment coordination Democrats concerned about McConnell's White House impeachment coordination

White House counsel Pat Cipollone is expected to argue on behalf of President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial, a senior administration official told NBC News Friday. A trial in the Republican-controlled Senate is expected in ...

Comey: 'Real sloppiness' in Russia probe but no misconduct

A number of FBI officials directly involved in preparing and signing the FISA warrants have all either left or been fired from the bureau, including Comey, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok. Seventeen things th...

More than 40 injured during anti-government protests in Beirut

The protests had largely been peaceful since they began on October 17. Others raised posters saying the tear gas will not keep them away. The process of forming a government will take place as Lebanon faces an economic crisis. He expressed hope...

US Supreme Court to hear Trump tax return case next year US Supreme Court to hear Trump tax return case next year

The US Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear President Donald Trump's appeal of lower court orders, now on hold, that require relative banks and an accounting firm to turn over the president's financial records to the Democrat-led House of Represe...

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Winter Storm Warning FIRST ALERT WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Winter Storm Warning

Areas of light snow are expected this morning. The National Weather Service in Indianapolis, Indiana and in Lincoln, Illinois have placed multiple counties under a Winter Storm Watch . There could be peeks of sunshine in IN early in the day, but...

Arsenal sends message to China distancing club from Mesut Ozil Uighur callout Arsenal sends message to China distancing club from Mesut Ozil Uighur callout

Commenting on allegations that Uighur Muslims in the country are persecuted , Ozil said: "East Turkistan, the bleeding wound of the Ummah, resisting against the persecutors trying to separate them from their religion". "Arsenal, as a football club, ...

Comey: 'I Was Wrong' 'Over Confident' About FBI Procedures

As Scott noted earlier , James Comey was interviewed by Chris Wallace this morning on Fox News Sunday . The announcement set Trump off. Comey then said he would say exactly what current FBI Director Christopher Wray has said about the IG rep...

US secretly expelled two Chinese diplomats, report says US secretly expelled two Chinese diplomats, report says

Chinese Embassy officials who drove onto a military base in Norfolk , Va., in late September have been kicked out of the US, the first such expulsion since 1987. The newspaper said that at the time , the department said the new policy was in respon...

Package thief taunts victim with thank-you note Package thief taunts victim with thank-you note

Police noted package thefts increase during the holiday season, and noted since October 1, at least 94 of the thefts were reported in St. Paul. "It's something we've never seen before, and I don't know what to chalk it up to". The post received mor...

Jo Swinson blames 'wave of nationalism' as Lib Dem leader loses seat Jo Swinson blames 'wave of nationalism' as Lib Dem leader loses seat

Since 2010 it has been a battle between Conservative Derek Thomas and Liberal Democrat Andrew George. "I understand. I'm anxious, too", she said. The Liberal Democrats must now look for a new leader for the second time this year, as Ms Swinson ...

Jamia Teachers' Association and student community distance themselves from violence Jamia Teachers' Association and student community distance themselves from violence

Hours after anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters in Delhi's Jamia Nagar area set ablaze three buses and attacked fire brigade vehicles on Sunday (December 15), Chinmoy Biswal, DCP South East, said that a mob of around 2,000 people turned v...

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