Sunday July 12-th, 2020

Esper: landmines are an important ‘tool’ for battlefield use Esper: landmines are an important ‘tool’ for battlefield use

A White House statement said the new USA policy authorizes military commanders, "in exceptional circumstances", to use landmines created to reduce unintended harm to civilians. He said he does not envision landmines being used in current military ope...

ACT declares state of emergency as huge bushfire spreads ACT declares state of emergency as huge bushfire spreads

Andrew Barr, chief minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), said the area's first state of emergency since fatal wildfires in 2003 indicated the danger this weekend. The main blaze, in the territory's south, is burning over more than 18,50...

PETA’s Colin Kaepernick-Inspired Ad Gets Shut Down For Super Bowl

PETA said the video aims to challenge speciesism, "a supremacist worldview that allows humans to disrespect other living, feeling beings and to treat their interests as unimportant". PETA claim the spot has been "positively acknowledged by Kaepe...

First Person-to-Person Transmission of Coronavirus Confirmed in United States First Person-to-Person Transmission of Coronavirus Confirmed in United States

Here are the latest figures . How many have been infected or have died? There have been roughly 70 cases - and no deaths - reported in more than 15 countries outside of China. Russian Federation announced it was closing its 2,600-mile border w...

Coronavirus: US bars foreign nationals who have recently travelled to China

The emergency measures were unveiled by US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar at a White House briefing, shortly before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities announced a seventh US coronavirus ...

Organizer of conservative conference won't invite Mitt Romney after impeachment trial vote Organizer of conservative conference won't invite Mitt Romney after impeachment trial vote

As the trial headed toward a possible weekend conclusion and Trump's likely acquittal by the Republican-controlled Senate, Democrats accused the president's allies of trying to intimidate other government employees from reporting wrongdoing when they...

Raptors roll past Hawks for 8th straight win Raptors roll past Hawks for 8th straight win

The 6-11 Spaniard has had trouble with his hamstring this season, initially missing time after Toronto's game against the Detroit Pistons on December 18 which saw a slew of Raptors bitten by the injury bug. Lowry and former Raptors star Vince Carter ...

CBO Projects Federal Debt To Rise to $31.4 Trillion CBO Projects Federal Debt To Rise to $31.4 Trillion

And some of the costliest government programs are projected to experience expansions in the next decade. Among them is an average $1.3 trillion deficit (difference between revenue collected and expenses disbursed) every year for the next 10 years...

Possible coronavirus case on cruise ship with 6000 passengers docked in Italy Possible coronavirus case on cruise ship with 6000 passengers docked in Italy

The woman, who is also suffering from respiratory problems, was held in isolation in a medical room aboard the ship. Carla Configoni, the mother of a pregnant woman on board, said she had spoken to her daughter who was "very agitated". "While we ap...

Yemen’s Houthis say have targeted Saudi Aramco facilities in Jizan Yemen’s Houthis say have targeted Saudi Aramco facilities in Jizan

Assaults on Aramco oil services final September induced huge harm, halving the dominion's crude output quickly and creating havoc on global oil markets. The Saudi-led military coalition intervened in 2015 to try to restore him. Yemen has been beset...

Donald Trump attacks John Bolton as impeachment trial heats up Donald Trump attacks John Bolton as impeachment trial heats up

Democrats said they were aghast that a lawyer for Trump would suggest it is OK to solicit foreign interference. That reported conversation between the two men in which Bolton claims the president linked Ukrainian aid and the investigations contra...

Elizabeth Warren proposes criminal penalties for spreading 'disinformation' to voters online Elizabeth Warren proposes criminal penalties for spreading 'disinformation' to voters online

In a policy proposal released just days before the first nominating contest in Iowa, Warren said she would push to create new civil and criminal penalties for knowingly spreading disinformation that jeopardizes or suppresses voting. The 2016 presiden...

MSPs back new referendum for Scottish independence in Holyrood vote MSPs back new referendum for Scottish independence in Holyrood vote

She said ministers did not take the prospect of "directing" the parliamentary authorities lightly, and said "it should not happen regularly" - but said "I do not believe their decision reflects the views of parliament as a whole, and nor do I believe...

India's economic survey likely to forecast 2020/21 growth at 6%-6.5% India's economic survey likely to forecast 2020/21 growth at 6%-6.5%

Talking exclusively to AIR News Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian said that India has certainly made substantial progress in improving ease of doing business. Share of formal employment increased from 17.9 per cent in 2011 -12 to 22.8 ...

Trump administration restricts travel from Nigeria, five other countries Trump administration restricts travel from Nigeria, five other countries

His travel ban policy is popular with Republican supporters. Wolf said Homeland Security officials would work with the countries on bolstering their security requirements to help them work to get off the list. Mr Wolf said immigrant visas were chos...

Google, Other Companies Temporarily Close China Offices Due To Coronavirus 01/30/2020

Wayne Hay of Al Jazeera has more than Hong Kong. Lam on January 25 raised the HKSAR government response to the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic to the highest level with a series of measures, including delaying the opening date of schools after...

Coronavirus: US reports first person-to-person transmission Coronavirus: US reports first person-to-person transmission

The new patient is the spouse of a Chicago woman who carried the infection back from Wuhan, China , the US Centers for Disease Control said on Thursday. The case could be the tip of the iceberg with a further 800 Indians are now under observation af...

Facebook proposes rules for independent oversight board Facebook proposes rules for independent oversight board

If it decides to reverse Facebook's decision, that decision "will be binding", Zuckerberg said, "even if I or anyone at Facebook disagrees with it". Cases to be examined by the board will reportedly be referred either by Facebook itself, or by a ...

US House backs measures on Mideast to reassert congressional war powers US House backs measures on Mideast to reassert congressional war powers

Bush administration to wage war against Saddam Hussein's government in Iraq. The actions follow a January 9 vote by the House asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action agai...

House Democrats release five-year $760B infrastructure spending plan House Democrats release five-year $760B infrastructure spending plan

DeFazio hopes Congressional Republicans are open to passing the bill all the way to the president's desk. The framework includes a total investment of $760 billion over five years. "We have a tremendous opportunity here to do a transformative 21s...

Singapore suspends entry, transit to visitors with recent China travel history

Figures from the Singapore Tourism Board showed that 248,000 travellers from mainland China entered Singapore last November, while 3.42 million mainland Chinese tourists visited in 2018. All of the confirmed cases in Singapore are from Wuhan, the cap...

Officials say shots fired at intruder vehicle at Mar-a-Lago Officials say shots fired at intruder vehicle at Mar-a-Lago

Officers fired on the black sport utility vehicle when it breached the checkpoints at about 11:40 a.m. EST (1640 GMT) and continued toward the resort's main entrance, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in statement. The Secret Service di...

Cases of coronavirus in Canada Cases of coronavirus in Canada

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday ordered the People's Liberation Army to aid in "winning the battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic". Currently, there is still no treatment for coronavirus and for those infected with the virus, the ...

USA slaps new sanctions on Iran's nuclear agency USA slaps new sanctions on Iran's nuclear agency

Though life-sustaining goods such as food, medicine and medical devices are exempt from U.S. sanctions, fear of falling afoul of Washington has made many banks wary of processing any financial transactions - including humanitarian ones - with the Isl...

Danish daily’s virus toon angers China Danish daily’s virus toon angers China

The image by Niels Bo Bojesen featured the Chinese flag with the yellow stars replaced with pictures of the novel coronavirus . The satirical illustration "is an insult to China and hurts the feelings of the Chinese people", said China's embassy i...

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