Sunday July 12-th, 2020

Britain in talks with China over construction of HS2 high-speed link Britain in talks with China over construction of HS2 high-speed link

Boris Johnson gave the green light for the HS2 scheme to go ahead earlier this month - despite an official review warning costs could reach over £100 billion, against a budget of £62 billion. WATCH freaky video of Boris Johnson on a HS2 building site...

More than 1100 ex-Justice Department officials call for Barr's resignation More than 1100 ex-Justice Department officials call for Barr's resignation

CNN has reached out to the Justice Department for comment. Retired Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann Rowland also signed the letter . After Trump complained last week on Twitter that the prosecutors' seven-to-nine-year sentencing recommendation for ...

40 killed in attacks in restive central Mali 40 killed in attacks in restive central Mali

In the attack on Ogossagou last March, suspected fighters from a rival group killed more than 150 civilians, part of spiralling ethnic violence in West Africa's vast Sahel region. Central Mali has been torn by ethnic violence as a result of a jihad...

Abandoned Cargo Ship 'Alta' Runs Aground On Cork Coast Abandoned Cargo Ship 'Alta' Runs Aground On Cork Coast

The Alta, a Tanzanian-flagged cargo vessel, has been adrift since the US Coast Guard rescued its crew of ten men 1,300 miles southeast of Bermuda in October 2018. It believes the vessel was most likely diesel fuelled, which poses less risk of pollu...

U.S. increases tariffs on European aircraft U.S. increases tariffs on European aircraft

US government's decision to increase tariffs on EU planes "further escalates trade tensions between the USA and the EU, thereby creating more instability for US airlines that are already suffering from a shortage of aircraft", said European aircraft ...

Record-breaking floods across England as Storm Dennis lashes UK Record-breaking floods across England as Storm Dennis lashes UK

Pictures circulated on social media showed the nearby River Taff bursting its banks, while rescue workers rushed to get people trapped in their homes in Powys to safety. Storm Dennis brought wet and windy conditions after what was an unsettled week, ...

Bloomberg Trying To Buy The Presidency, Sanders Says Bloomberg Trying To Buy The Presidency, Sanders Says

Every Sunday, I outline the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. While the other billionaire in the 2020 race (more on that below) is getting most of the attention these days, it's Steyer who is i...

China Coronavirus Toll Jumps to 1770 China Coronavirus Toll Jumps to 1770

The standing committee said it would meet on February 24 to further deliberate on a postponement. That compares with the 5.7pc growth China would need this year to meet its long-term goal of doubling GDP over the decade to 2020, according to a govern...

Sen. Cassidy issues statement on war powers resolution vote Sen. Cassidy issues statement on war powers resolution vote

US President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is raising money at a rapid rate. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., voted against the measure. Eight Senate Republicans joined the chamber's Democrats to support the legislation. Senator Tim Kai...

India serves strong demarche on Turkey over Erdogan's Kashmir comments India serves strong demarche on Turkey over Erdogan's Kashmir comments

The UN chief offered his role as a mediator and said his good offices could be used for this goal. "The issue that needs to be addressed is that of vacation of the territories illegally and forcibly occupied by Pakistan ", Kumar said. New Delhi has...

Met Office issues new weather warning lasting into Monday Met Office issues new weather warning lasting into Monday

Andy Page, Met Office chief meteorologist, reportedly invited people in South Wales to follow the safety advice from officials, warning that "there is a risk of significant impacts from flooding in this area, including a danger to life from fast flow...

Ministers push for peace in Libya at Munich Security Conference Ministers push for peace in Libya at Munich Security Conference

Heiko Maas, foreign minister of neighboring Germany, said that Europe's " migration problems can only be solved if Libya does not remain a failed state ". At last month's summit, 16 states and organizations agreed to end outside interference in the...

Lord Shiva travelled on Kashi-Mahakal Express inaugural run Lord Shiva travelled on Kashi-Mahakal Express inaugural run

For the first time ever, the Kashi-Mahakaal Express train has been turned into a mini-temple for Lord Shiva . To this a Narendra Modi fan reminded Owaisi that a privately-run train was not required to follow the norms meant for the government ca...

Debbie Abrahams: India denies entry to UK Labour MP critical of government Debbie Abrahams: India denies entry to UK Labour MP critical of government

Debbie Abrahams, a Member of the British Parliament and the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Kashmir , who has been highly critical of India's move in the occupied valley was denied entry into India , reported the Times of India .

Daytona 500 postponed until Monday because of bad weather Daytona 500 postponed until Monday because of bad weather

Trump served as the grand marshal for the race. NASCAR and track personnel almost had the task of track drying completed to restart the race Sunday evening, so teams uncovered their race cars and drivers were called back to the cars. And while T...

Europe Has First Virus Death as Fatalities Move Beyond Asia Europe Has First Virus Death as Fatalities Move Beyond Asia

The virus has spread across the globe, infecting more than 70,000 people in mainland China alone. There have also been fatalities in the Philippines, France, Hong Kong and Japan . Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said that her...

Ted Cruz takes aim at Alabama vasectomy bill: 'Yikes' Ted Cruz takes aim at Alabama vasectomy bill: 'Yikes'

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took aim at legislation recently introduced in Alabama by a state representative that would, if passed, make it mandatory for certain men to get vasectomies - a bill that comes in response to legislation passed a year ago th...

Flood alerts issued across Rotherham

Earlier, two bodies were pulled from rough seas off the south England coast on Saturday as the storm barrelled in. As of 8am, the EA had five severe flood warnings in place for England, meaning there is a "danger to life". "Some communities have be...

Armed gang steals toilet rolls in panic-buying hit Hong Kong Armed gang steals toilet rolls in panic-buying hit Hong Kong

Police have arrested two men and recovered some of the stolen loo rolls, local media reports said. Footage from Now TV showed police investigators standing around multiple crates of toilet roll outside a Wellcome supermarket. The city was hard-hit ...

Turkey seeks 'permanent ceasefire' in Syria's Idlib ahead of Russian Federation meet Turkey seeks 'permanent ceasefire' in Syria's Idlib ahead of Russian Federation meet

Turkey has 12 observation posts in Idlib as part of a 2018 deal reached between Ankara and Moscow to prevent a government offensive, but al-Assad's forces have pressed ahead regardless. More than 380,000 people have been killed in Syria since the c...

Speed Camera Vans At 900 New Locations Around The Country Speed Camera Vans At 900 New Locations Around The Country

The new zones - 16 each in Laois and Westmeath, and 8 in Offaly - have been chosen following analysis of serious and fatal injury collision locations. You can the full list of new camera locations here. The second most high-risk road is a 5.4km str...

Delhi Rejects UN Mediation Offer, Avoids Commenting On UNMOGIP Access Delhi Rejects UN Mediation Offer, Avoids Commenting On UNMOGIP Access

The UN chief said he had "repeatedly stressed on the importance of exercising maximum restraint". In a joint press stakeout along with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi , the United Nations secretary general said Pakistan had been playing a le...

Wales bears the brunt as deadly storm Dennis hammers the United Kingdom Wales bears the brunt as deadly storm Dennis hammers the United Kingdom

Speaking during a visit to York to discuss tackling flooding, Mr Eustice said that there was always more that could be done. "We'll never be able to protect every single household just because of the nature of climate change and the fact that these...

Trump threatens intelligence block over Huawei: US diplomat Trump threatens intelligence block over Huawei: US diplomat

Adopting Huawei's equipment on allies' 5G networks, Esper said, "could inject serious risk into our defense cooperation". US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has referred to Huawei as the manufacturer of the "Trojan horse for Chinese intelligence".

"West is winning", US tells China

Speaking Sunday alongside senior Senegalese officials during the first stop of a multi-nation visit to Africa, Pompeo said the Trump administration is now reviewing its security plans for West Africa and will ensure nations in the region receive al...

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