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China extends holiday as virus spreads, Mongolia closes its borders

China extends holiday as virus spreads, Mongolia closes its borders There were 2,744 confirmed cases by midnight Sunday, the National Health Commission announced. Tourist destinations are closed and school closings have been extended , in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. The French government said it would fly its citizens to Wuhan in France and quarantine them there. Around 160 companies affiliated with Japan have offices in downtown Wuhan . [Full Article...]

U.S. Secretary comments have "no effect" say Thunberg

U.S. Secretary comments have Mnuchin rushed to respond. "If you DO have one, as I do, they'll claim it's illegitimate". "Just think for a moment, what good is all the extra wealth in the world gained from business as usual if you can do nothing with it except watch it burn in catastrophic conditions". [Full Article...]

Trump Heard On Tape Telling Parnas, Fruman To 'Get Rid Of' Yovanovitch

Trump Heard On Tape Telling Parnas, Fruman To 'Get Rid Of' Yovanovitch The White House has commented saying every president has the right to place people in his administration who support his agenda and his policies. President Donald Trump was caught on tape during a dinner in 2018 with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman demanding the dismissal of Marie Yovanovitch , who was then the American ambassador to Ukraine , according to a lawyer for Parnas. [Full Article...]

Investigation after bodies of three children discovered at house in Dublin

Investigation after bodies of three children discovered at house in Dublin Three children found dead in a house in Co Dublin have been named as brothers and sister Conor, Darragh and Carla McGinley. The ages of the children were not immediately clear. One woman said the small community is in "absolute shock", and many attended a local mass service on Saturday morning. "My thoughts are with everybody impacted", the Fine Gael representative said. [Full Article...]

First Case of Coronavirus From China Reportedly Confirmed in Singapore

First Case of Coronavirus From China Reportedly Confirmed in Singapore Beijing's city government said they would provide more information "as the epidemic situation evolves". Wuhan has gone into lockdown, along with another Chinese city, Huanggang. As of Thursday, China's National Health Commission said there were 830 confirmed cases and 26 deaths. Mutations have the possibility of making a virus more deadly or contagious. [Full Article...]

Prince Charles skips handshake with Mike Pence at World Holocaust Forum

Prince Charles skips handshake with Mike Pence at World Holocaust Forum In response to the speculation online, Pence's press secretary Katie Waldman has denied the snub claim. Waldman tweeted a video backstage at the event in Jerusalem, which showed a conversation between Pence, Charles, and Second Lady Karen Pence . [Full Article...]

'100 seconds to midnight': Australia singled out as Doomsday Clock advances

'100 seconds to midnight': Australia singled out as Doomsday Clock advances Apocalyptic doom is apparently closer than it's ever been before. "Now is the time to come together-to unite and to act". This is the closest to midnight the clock has ever been at, reflecting growing threats nuclear war, climate change , and disinformation. [Full Article...]

Wide-eyed husky given up for looking 'weird' finds home

Wide-eyed husky given up for looking 'weird' finds home Husky House, a non-profit organization and shelter for dogs, said that Jubilee's permanent cartoonish look of surprise had hindered her chances of adoption. "Huskies are majestic looking dogs and I don't know why I don't look like them", Jubilee "wrote" last week (with the help of her humans). "I like other dogs, but I don't like cats". [Full Article...]

Hundreds injured in Lebanon as violence flares in ‘week of anger’

Hundreds injured in Lebanon as violence flares in ‘week of anger’ The pitched battles across the area of Beirut that was a frontline of the country's 15-year civil war lasted about nine hours, spilling on to the steps and into the courtyard of a prominent mosque, inside which some protesters had sought refuge. [Full Article...]

Trump's lawyers accuse the House of trying to overturn the 2016 election

Trump's lawyers accuse the House of trying to overturn the 2016 election The politically polarising impeachment case involves Mr Trump's attempt to persuade Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden past year. The Trump team, meanwhile, called the Senate's formal impeachment summons to the two articles of impeachment "a unsafe attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their president". [Full Article...]

17 new cases of mystery virus infection reported in China

17 new cases of mystery virus infection reported in China Coronaviruses are a broad family of viruses, but only six (the new one would make it seven) are known to infect people . Illness symptoms related to the outbreak as said to include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. The authorities did not explicitly state whether this was a case of human-to-human transmission. Medical staff members carry a patient into the Jinyintan hospital, where pati... [Full Article...]

Keep the "liar" accusations coming, Democrats. We need some laughs

Keep the Elizabeth Warren-a new national poll shows Sen. The exchange was interrupted by fellow candidate and environmentalist Tom Steyer , who said , "I don't want to get in the middle of it" and greeted Mr Sanders as the senator walked away. [Full Article...]

Iran gave US 'slap on face', calls missile strikes 'day of God'

Iran gave US 'slap on face', calls missile strikes 'day of God' Regarding the January 8 Iranian missile attack on two military bases in Iraq that houses United States troops which was in retaliation of Soleimani's death, Khamenei said that Tehran's response "dealt a blow to the American prestige", reports Press TV. [Full Article...]

President Macron to press Sahelian leaders over terroristic insurgency

President Macron to press Sahelian leaders over terroristic insurgency Jihadist attacks on civilians and troops have been on the increase. Last year, only $300 million (269 million euros) of $400 million pledged by the global community in cash and material support to the Sahel was delivered, according to the French presidency. [Full Article...]

Erdogan: Turkey will begin gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean

Erdogan: Turkey will begin gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean During a speech to the Annual Evaluation Meeting for 2019 at the Bestepe National Congress and Culture Centre in Ankara Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the country will be sending troops to Libya under an agreement with the Government of National Accord. [Full Article...]

Spanish chemical plant on fire after huge blast

Spanish chemical plant on fire after huge blast Local trains between Tarragona and neighbouring Port Aventura were suspended on police orders before later resuming services, the train operator Rodalies said, while the regional transport authority said some roads had been closed. However, authorities said there was no evidence of any "toxic cloud". Iqoxe CEO José Luis Morlanes said the explosion occurred in a 20-ton tank of ethylene oxide in a... [Full Article...]

Trump Claim That Soleimani Posed an ‘Imminent Threat’ Takes Another Hit

Trump Claim That Soleimani Posed an ‘Imminent Threat’ Takes Another Hit But she wasn't done yet. Although Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo both spoke out that they would not follow through with Trump's threats, Trump reiterated on his threats by saying there would be a "major retaliation" if Iran were to attack the us, according to NPR . [Full Article...]

Democrats hope to hear from Bolton in Senate impeachment trial

Democrats hope to hear from Bolton in Senate impeachment trial Moderate Republican senators Susan Collins of ME and Mitt Romney of Utah have made clear they would oppose any such motion. But on Sunday, Trump wrote on Twitter that a full trial would give the Democrats undeserved credibility, and appeared instead to favour the Senate quickly dismissing the charges . [Full Article...]

U.S. rejects request to withdraw troops from Iraq, seeks dialogue

U.S. rejects request to withdraw troops from Iraq, seeks dialogue Iraqis feel furious and helpless at being caught in the middle of the fighting. "Outraged by reports of another rocket attack on an Iraqi airbase", Pompeo tweeted . There are roughly 50,000 American troops in the Middle East - with several thousand more on the way - 6,000 of whom are in Iraq. On Friday, Ortagus called for a broader conversation to be had "between the US and Iraqi government... [Full Article...]

Buttigieg Slips in Iowa as Sanders Surges

Buttigieg Slips in Iowa as Sanders Surges While the poll offers no front-runner, it does provide additional insight to where voters are shifting, with good news for Sanders and warning signs for Biden. Clearing 15% is important in Iowa, a state whose caucus system means supporters of candidates that do not meet a 15% threshold are forced to make a second choice. [Full Article...]


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