Friday July 10-th, 2020

Trump commutes sentence of Rod Blagojevich, pardons Bernie Kerik Trump commutes sentence of Rod Blagojevich, pardons Bernie Kerik

Blagojevich, who was a contestant on Trump's " Celebrity Apprentice " in 2010, began his 14-year prison sentence in 2012, after being convicted of corruption. "He has served 7 years". "I would think that there have been many politicians - I'm not o...

No 10 refuses to condemn adviser's controversial comments No 10 refuses to condemn adviser's controversial comments

He said he had resigned because he did not want to prove a " distraction ". "I'm disappointed that it took this long for either this young man to resign or for Downing Street to take action". "After No 10 publicly stood by him". "Andrew Sabisky's p...

Ashraf Ghani secures second term as Afghan president: Election Commission Ashraf Ghani secures second term as Afghan president: Election Commission

As per the initial election results announced in December, the incumbent President Ashraf Ghani secured 50%-plus-one-vote, the minimum rate required to win the polls, in the first round, leaving no ground for a rerun. Almost one million of the initia...

US Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy after abuse scandal US Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy after abuse scandal

The BSA said that the bankruptcy was necessary "to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue carrying out its mission for years to come". "We sincerely apologize to anyone wh...

Syria's Idlib faces humanitarian disaster as offensive looms Syria's Idlib faces humanitarian disaster as offensive looms

What happens next depends very much on Assad, Russia, Iran, and Turkey. But as Syrian government and Russian warplanes mounted air strikes in Idlib on Friday morning in a possible prelude to a full-scale offensive, Putin and Rouhani pushed back aga...

China to grant tariff exemptions on additional U.S. goods China to grant tariff exemptions on additional U.S. goods

US goods eligible for tariff exemptions include key agricultural and energy products such as pork, beef, soybeans, liquefied natural gas and crude oil, which were subject to extra tariffs imposed during the escalation of the bilateral trade dispute.

Michael Bloomberg Qualifies for Democratic Presidential Debates in Nevada Michael Bloomberg Qualifies for Democratic Presidential Debates in Nevada

Bloomberg and Trump repeatedly criticised each other, with the USA president calling the media mogul "Mini Mike" and referring to his media as fake news. Bloomberg will face his Democratic challengers face-to-face and give a nationwide audience a cha...

1100+ Ex-DOJ Staff Call on Attorney General Barr to Resign 1100+ Ex-DOJ Staff Call on Attorney General Barr to Resign

The Justice Manual - the DOJ's rulebook for its lawyers - states that "the rule of law depends on the evenhanded administration of justice"; that the Department's legal decisions "must be impartial and insulated from political influence"; and that th...

Americans set to be released after coronavirus quarantine Americans set to be released after coronavirus quarantine

Chartered flights carrying Americans who were stuck on a quarantined cruise ship off the coast of Japan , touched down in California and Texas. Some Americans who were part of the quarantine being managed by Japanese health authorities on board the ...

Preparations for Trump's India visit show 'slave mentality': Shiv Sena Preparations for Trump's India visit show 'slave mentality': Shiv Sena

In his maiden visit, Trump along with First Lady Melania will travel to India from February 24 to 25. Taking a dig at the construction of a wall on a plot having several slum structures in Ahmedabad ahead of Trump's visit there, the Sena said the...

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's health improving in prison, spokesman says Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's health improving in prison, spokesman says

London's Westminster Magistrates' Court has also been forced to postpone a series of preliminary hearings because of Assange's inability to make an appearance by video link. We condemn the denial of his fundamental right to appropriate health care....

4 key dates, 4 missed chances: How China failed to contain coronavirus 4 key dates, 4 missed chances: How China failed to contain coronavirus

A charter plane dropped off 170 passengers at Travis Air Force Base in the San Francisco Bay Area late Sunday, while another took about 145 passengers to Lackland Air Force Base in Texas early Monday. Walters said none of the 14 showed symptoms w...

Winter snow storm on the way overnight Winter snow storm on the way overnight

Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm will be possible by the time the snow moves out of the area Tuesday evening. "Poor winter driving conditions from accumulating snow and low visibility in briefly heavier snow are likely overnight into early Tue...

Director of Wuhan-based hospital dies of coronavirus Director of Wuhan-based hospital dies of coronavirus

Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuchang Hospital. The latest news comes after another doctor who worked in Wuhan, Li Wenliang , succumbed to the coronavirus after being accused of spreading fake news when he first raised concerns over the "Sars-lik...

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy over sex abuse lawsuits Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy over sex abuse lawsuits

More than 12,000 members of the Boy Scouts had been sexually abused since in the organisation since 1944, victims' lawyer Jeff Anderson said past year. A similar bankruptcy strategy to resolve sex abuse lawsuits has been used by more than 20 Cathol...

Chinese doctors using plasma therapy on coronavirus, WHO says Chinese doctors using plasma therapy on coronavirus, WHO says "very valid" approach

The plasma of these donors is a special procedure, during which inactivate risky viruses. Chinese scientists are testing two antiviral drugs and preliminary results are due in weeks, while the head of a Wuhan hospital had said plasma infusi...

United Kingdom to invest $1.6 billion in weather and climate supercomputer United Kingdom to invest $1.6 billion in weather and climate supercomputer

The U.K. was the initially key financial system to say it will stage out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 - a so named web-zero goal it suggests the new computing energy will help it to reach. The government hopes the technology will help communities...

French ski resort uses helicopters to deliver snow for bare slopes French ski resort uses helicopters to deliver snow for bare slopes

The Luchon-Superbagnères resort in the Pyrenees arranged for around 50 tonnes of snow to be dropped on its slopes. The operation comes amid a strike by seasonal workers in ski resorts in the Alps and the Pyrenees over concerns about unemployment ...

UK issues severe flood warnings; storm injures 9 in Germany UK issues severe flood warnings; storm injures 9 in Germany

The Met Office , Britain's meteorological service, said the disruption is set to carry through into Monday. 1 female swept away by the floodwaters was feared useless. Rain is expected to fall during today's morning rush hour (left). "The major cle...

Tutu Foundation to De Klerk: Withdraw statement on apartheid Tutu Foundation to De Klerk: Withdraw statement on apartheid

It is obvious that Mr De Klerk is now challenging and disputing the fact that apartheid was indeed a crime against humanity. The decision and the motivation by first the Organisation for African Unity (OAU) and then "the whole world through the Uni...

Bolton Says White House Is Attempting to Censor His Book Bolton Says White House Is Attempting to Censor His Book

According to the New York Post , the book is under review by the federal government - a process he likened to "censorship". "I hope my book is not suppressed", Bolton added. He was directly asked about Ukraine and teased it as the "sprinkles" on ...

99 more coronavirus cases confirmed in Japanese cruise 99 more coronavirus cases confirmed in Japanese cruise

The person is part of a group of people held under quarantine at the JBSA-Lackland facility in Texas who returned to the USA from Wuhan on February 7. The email also warns that for passengers who chose to remain on board, there might be border restri...

SC clears command roles for women in army SC clears command roles for women in army

Women Army officers who moved the Supreme Court for a permanent commission had in February this countered objections raised by the Centre against giving them command posts in the ten command support arms where they are now working saying denying th...

Volunteer firefighter who told PM to 'get f***ed' confirms sacking Volunteer firefighter who told PM to 'get f***ed' confirms sacking

Mr Parker's own home was seriously damaged in the blaze which flared up around Nelligen in early January, and he said he was still waiting on his insurer to "pay up". Come and have a look at what the people have really gone through. He immediately st...

French health minister to run for Paris mayor to end scandal French health minister to run for Paris mayor to end scandal

The rapid changing of the guard in the important health ministry post came after the withdrawal of Benjamin Griveaux as candidate in the Paris mayoral race after explicit videos began circulating on social media, a leak operation claimed by a controv...

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