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White House pours cold water on ‘Prince Charles snubs Pence’ claims

White House pours cold water on ‘Prince Charles snubs Pence’ claims A video, which was circulating widely on social media, shows the prince chatting with various dignitaries at the ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial centre in Jerusalem. The awkward interaction comes the day after Charles attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where US President Donald Trump gave a freakish speech mocking environmentalists and denying climate change... [Full Article...]

Doomsday Clock closer than ever before to apocalypse

Doomsday Clock closer than ever before to apocalypse Based on a cursory glance, the trending comments from Twitter users in response to the dire news shows many people reacting with comedic memes, GIFS, and jokes. Iran retaliated with a strike of its own, firing more than a dozen ballistic missiles at Iraqi military bases housing U.S. troops. It's a move that violates the nuclear agreement Tehran signed with other world powers in 2015. [Full Article...]

Goofy-eyed husky rejected by breeder finds love

Goofy-eyed husky rejected by breeder finds love Jubilee, who suffers from a congenital eyelid issue, has since lived at the New Jersey shelter. A breeder gave her to Husky House in 2018, telling the nonprofit shelter in Matawan that Jubilee couldn't be sold because she was too "weird" looking. [Full Article...]

Water cannon, tear gas & scores injured as Lebanese protesters clash with police

Water cannon, tear gas & scores injured as Lebanese protesters clash with police Lebanon has been ruled by the same group of political elites since the end of its 15-year long civil war in 1990. But protesters say they want to scrap the old system, and demand only impartial technocrats staff a new government to address their growing economic woes, including a severe liquidity crisis. [Full Article...]

Trump Legal Team: "Constitutionally invalid" impeachment articles

Trump Legal Team: Jason Crow of Colorado, one of the seven impeachment prosecutors who will make the case for Trump's removal. "The outcome of these proceedings will determine whether generations to come will enjoy a safe and secure democracy in which the president is not a king". [Full Article...]

China reports 17 more cases of deadly new virus

China reports 17 more cases of deadly new virus Hospital authorities and police have warned people against speaking about the virus online or to the media, with eight people "dealt with" earlier this month after sharing information online. Microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles is warning travellers who may be heading to China to remember basic hygiene practices, including washing hands properly with soap and water and drying them well, as well a... [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' Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday accused the governments of Britain, France and Germany of being "American lackeys" in the face of United States pressure over the nuclear accord. Making the main weekly sermon in Tehran for the first time since 2012, with Iran and its clerical rulers under pressure at home and overseas, Khamenei also said that United States sanctions impo... [Full Article...]

Biden Could Gain From Warren-Sanders Dispute

Biden Could Gain From Warren-Sanders Dispute Sanders , a senator from Vermont, has denied that, and did so again during Tuesday night's presidential debate, which was hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register and held in Iowa , whose first-in-the-nation caucuses are February 3. [Full Article...]

Macron at summit to boost West Africa anti-terror fight

Macron at summit to boost West Africa anti-terror fight Tensions between France and officials from Burkina Faso , Chad , Niger , Mali and Mauritania could make for a tricky exchange at the talks in Pau, southwest France. Paris also pledged to implement an intelligence-sharing agreement and integrated command military command structure with the G5 nations and said it would ramp up intervention in the "tri-borders" region of Burkina Faso, Niger and... [Full Article...]

Blast and huge fire at Spanish chemical factory

Blast and huge fire at Spanish chemical factory Residents added they saw "a ball of fire" across the sky after the accident at the Quimicas del Oxido de Etileno (IQOXE) chemical plant in Tarragona. With one person reported dead, the plant is being searched for survivors. A piece flying metal from the factory 3km away struck a man's apartment, killing him. The blast in the port city of Tarragona sent a column of black smoke into the sky and pr... [Full Article...]

Democrats say measure to rein in Trump on Iran will pass Senate

Democrats say measure to rein in Trump on Iran will pass Senate But she wasn't done yet. American records have actually disclosed that intelligence from Israel helped validate details that caused the murder of the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani , NBC News disclosed on Friday. "I've issued directives that have taken a number of important steps that increased the vetting of all foreign students, not just Saudis, but all foreign students coming to our pro... [Full Article...]

Trump goes after Democrats over impeachment

Trump goes after Democrats over impeachment Majority Leader Mitch McConnell supported simply dismissing impeachment charges against President Trump . A decision on testimony, which created a partisan split, came later. House Democrats, who did not issue a summons to Bolton previous year, do not rule this out. A Senate trial is expected to begin within the next few weeks. [Full Article...]

Biden leading Democratic 2020 field among black voters, poll shows

Biden leading Democratic 2020 field among black voters, poll shows The poll found Warren at 17 per cent, Buttigieg at 16 per cent and Biden at 15 per cent. "There's no denying that this is a good poll for Bernie Sanders ". Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co., said of the results. But Selzer added that poll numbers also suggested that Sanders' "got a firmer grip on his supporters than the rest of his compatriots". [Full Article...]

Many Americans Say Killing Soleimani Made US Less Safe

Many Americans Say Killing Soleimani Made US Less Safe The Vice President made the same argument on Fox News . Meanwhile, the Constitution grants Congress the power to declare war. Sanders said she couldn't think of anything dumber than Congress asserting its constitutional powers. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that only 15 of the 97 senators attending were able to ask questions before it ended abruptly. "We should have some expectation that the Shia m... [Full Article...]

Pentagon confirms Iran launched missiles against USA forces in Iraq

Pentagon confirms Iran launched missiles against USA forces in Iraq Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence was also briefed on Iran's attacks on bases hosting US military and coalition forces in Iraq. The missile attacks came in retaliation to the killing of Soleimani . According to details, Mark Esper said on Monday while speaking to reporters that the United States military will "follow the laws of armed conflict", amid threats of retaliation from Tehran o... [Full Article...]

Chidambaram says, NRC is mischievous plan to divide India

Chidambaram says, NRC is mischievous plan to divide India The BJP has accused the Congress of instigating violence in the country over CAA and asserted that the law was not going to snatch citizenship from any person in the country. If combined with a proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC ), critics of the CAA fear it will discriminate against India's Muslim minority and chip away at its secular constitution. [Full Article...]

Germany weighs in on US-Iran tension

Germany weighs in on US-Iran tension A furious Tehran has since announced a further step back from its commitments to the 2015 nuclear accord, leaving the future of the hard-fought pact in doubt. Maas said Germany was ready to continue providing assistance in Iraq "if requested and the situation allows", and added that the fight there against ISIL is not over. [Full Article...]

Attacker 'neutralized' after stabbing four people in a Paris suburb, police say

Attacker 'neutralized' after stabbing four people in a Paris suburb, police say Police and firefighters gather in a park in the south of Paris' suburban city of Villejuif on January 3, 2020 where a man was shot and killed by officers after stabbing passers-by. had shouted the Muslim invocation "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) during the attack. He described the police response as an "extremely courageous act". [Full Article...]

5 ways to help make your New Year's resolutions stick

5 ways to help make your New Year's resolutions stick Hence, keep your friends and family in the loop , since this will make them remind you why you're doing this and why you need to keep at it. If your resolution is to lose weight, be specific, such as: "I plan to lose 15 pounds by the end of the year". [Full Article...]

Shocking footage shows Australian fire truck overrun by bushfire

Shocking footage shows Australian fire truck overrun by bushfire People in the town woke up to thick smoke and pale, orange skies. Record-breaking heat and windy conditions triggered wildfires in New South Wales and Queensland states in September. The Australian Defence Force has sent assistance to multiple states, including air force aircraft and army personnel.The United States, Canada, and New Zealand have also sent additional firefighters to help. [Full Article...]


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