Bloomberg has spent over $200m in presidential campaign

Corporate Democrats got a jolt at the end of last week when the highly regarded Iowa Poll showed Bernie Sanders surging into first place among Iowans likely to vote in the state's February 3 caucuses. When pressed further, Mr. Sanders, whose camp... More..

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Suspected jihadists strike Niger military; 25 soldiers dead
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Suspected jihadists strike Niger military; 25 soldiers dead

An adviser to Macron, speaking anonymously in accordance with the French presidency's customary practice, said France wants its troops to focus on the porous border separating Mali, Niger , and Burkina Faso...More..

Man survives 23 days in sub-zero temperatures after cabin burns down
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Man survives 23 days in sub-zero temperatures after cabin burns down

Steele's cabin was all but destroyed by a "big piece of cardboard" he was burning on his woodstove that apparently set the roof ablaze on December 17 or 18, according to the state troopers. The rescue team wa...More..

Cory Booker Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Race
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Cory Booker Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Race

Booker did not qualify for the democratic debate in Iowa on Tuesday, and was a vocal critic of the DNC's metrics. The New Jersey senator, and former mayor of Newark, has always been considered a rising star...More..

Putin Says He Hasn’t Sent Russian Mercenaries to Libya
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Putin Says He Hasn’t Sent Russian Mercenaries to Libya

Turkey backs Fayez al-Serraj's Tripoli-based, internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) and has said it will send military advisers and possibly troops to reinforce its support, while Russi...More..

Puerto Rico struck with with 6.0-magnitude natural disaster
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Puerto Rico struck with with 6.0-magnitude natural disaster

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 8:54 a.m. ET quake hit 13 kilometres south of Indios at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres. The National Weather Service, in the immediate aftermath of Saturday's quake, said...More..

Stocks pinned near record highs ahead of U.S.-China trade deal
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Stocks pinned near record highs ahead of U.S.-China trade deal

World stock markets were flat on Monday, hovering just below record levels ahead of the expected signing of a Phase 1 China-U.S. trade deal, although markets have yet to see details of the agreement. He offered...More..

Outrage as US Game Show Jeopardy Decides Bethlehem is an Israeli City
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Outrage as US Game Show Jeopardy Decides Bethlehem is an Israeli City

Indeed, both the Church of the Nativity and the city of Bethlehem are under the direct control of the Palestinian Authority since the signing of the Oslo II Accords in 1995. James Zogby, founder of the Arab A...More..

European ministers meet to salvage Iran nuclear deal
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

European ministers meet to salvage Iran nuclear deal

Protests erupted in Tehran and other cities against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after Iran admitted it "unintentionally" shot down a passenger plane belonging to the Ukraine International Airlines...More..

Pentagon Identifies First US Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan In 2020
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Pentagon Identifies First US Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan In 2020

Villalon joined the Army in 2018 and was assigned to the 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion, where he served as a Combat Engineer. A convoy of US troops was hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's province ...More..

Hong Kong bars Human Rights Watch director from entering region
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Hong Kong bars Human Rights Watch director from entering region

Human Rights Watch, based in NY, had been scheduled to release its 652-page World Report 2020 at the Foreign Correspondent Club in Hong Kong on January 15. These include free expression, freedom of the press ...More..

Former White House Officials Call For Return Of Regular Press Briefings
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Former White House Officials Call For Return Of Regular Press Briefings

King then tweeted his support, offering to kick in his own $75,000. The money offered had increased to $200,000 throughout the day as King and Winslow upped the ante on Twitter, matching each other halfway ...More..

United States to expel Saudi military trainees after Florida shooting
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

United States to expel Saudi military trainees after Florida shooting

Some Saudis are being expelled because they viewed child pornography, according to the officials. Representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the US Department of Justice declined to comment, t...More..

Malta: Robert Abela to replace scandal-tarnished Joseph Muscat as PM
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Malta: Robert Abela to replace scandal-tarnished Joseph Muscat as PM

He will be sworn in on January 13. Both candidates have acknowledged that recent weeks have been "difficult" for Malta, stopping short of criticizing Muscat but pledging to work to restore Malta's reputation ...More..

Iran Protesters Back on the Streets over Ukrainian Plane
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Iran Protesters Back on the Streets over Ukrainian Plane

President Donald Trump , who has expressed support for past waves of anti-government demonstrations in Iran, addressed the country's leaders in a tweet, saying "DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS". However, one can n...More..

Japanese billionaire looking for love to take on Elon Musk's moon trip
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Japanese billionaire looking for love to take on Elon Musk's moon trip

When SpaceX revealed the name of its first private passenger to fly around the moon , Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa , it wasn't that much of a surprise. Last week he promised to give 1m yen each to ...More..

No EQAO testing for Guelph high schools next week
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

No EQAO testing for Guelph high schools next week

It is most concerning that teacher unions' leaders disagree and continue to impede learning for the next generation. The union has tried to keep its work-to-rule campaign from interfering with student activitie...More..

Severe Storm Sweeps Southern US, 11 Dead
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Severe Storm Sweeps Southern US, 11 Dead

The National Weather Service said three people were confirmed dead on Saturday in Alabama , where local channel WHNT News 19 showed buildings reduced to rubble. In Tennessee, damage was widespread throughou...More..

Trump takes partial credit for Ethiopian prime minister’s Nobel Peace Prize
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Trump takes partial credit for Ethiopian prime minister’s Nobel Peace Prize

The US President, speaking at a campaign rally, did not mention the East African country by name, but said: 'I made a deal, I saved a country, and I just heard that the head of that country is now getting the N...More..

Trump says he doesn't care if Iran will negotiate with US
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Trump says he doesn't care if Iran will negotiate with US

Does the Trump Administration's Strategy Work? "I don't recall, frankly, in that briefing there being a specific discussion about bombing the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad". O'Brien said Iran's response was "typical"...More..

Delaying Articles of Impeachment Got ‘Positive’ Results, Pelosi Says
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Delaying Articles of Impeachment Got ‘Positive’ Results, Pelosi Says

In her letter to Democrats on Friday, Pelosi said the focus would now be on the Senate, and whether members will back Democrats' calls for witnesses and document requests. Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Kev...More..

'Historic time' for Northern Ireland, Johnson says ahead of visit
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

'Historic time' for Northern Ireland, Johnson says ahead of visit

The DUP and the other parties had earlier signalled their acceptance of the draft agreement, despite reservations. The British and Irish governments urged all parties in Northern Ireland to sign up to a dra...More..

Twelve dead, 21 Rescued as Migrant Boat Sinks off Greek Island
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Twelve dead, 21 Rescued as Migrant Boat Sinks off Greek Island

Twelve bodies were recovered on Saturday after an extensive search was carried out in response to reports that a migrant ship had sunk in the area. Authorities said the boat took on water near the island of...More..

Woman posed as teenage boy to sexually assault 'up to 50 girls'
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Woman posed as teenage boy to sexually assault 'up to 50 girls'

Watts has pleaded guilty to sexual offences involving four girls; a 13-year-old girl from Hampshire, two 14-year-olds and a 16-year-old from Surrey, Plymouth and the West Midlands. Detective Constable Phillipa ...More..

Plane crashes in Iran with 180 passengers and crew
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Plane crashes in Iran with 180 passengers and crew

Flightradar 24 tracking service said it was "following reports' of the Boeing 737 crash shortly after the take-off". The plane belonged to Ukraine International Airlines , which said the Boeing 737 invol...More..

Australian government drops carrots, sweet potatoes to feed wildlife impacted by bushfires
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Australian government drops carrots, sweet potatoes to feed wildlife impacted by bushfires

The prime minister said Sunday that his government was building resilience to the fire danger posed by climate change. According to Time magazine, about 30% of the forest in New South Wales is burnt. Health o...More..

Protesters demand Iran's leaders quit after military admits hitting Ukrainian plane
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Protesters demand Iran's leaders quit after military admits hitting Ukrainian plane

It also raised a host of new questions, such as why Iran did not shut down its global airport or airspace on Wednesday when it was bracing for the U.S.to retaliate for a ballistic missile attack on two mili...More..

Tripoli guns quiet after Haftar, GNA agree to Libya ceasefire
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Tripoli guns quiet after Haftar, GNA agree to Libya ceasefire

A ceasefire in Libya initiated by Turkey and Russian Federation saw a lull in heavy fighting and air strikes on Sunday, though both warring factions accused each other of violating the truce as skirmishes c...More..

The only woman to win an Olympic medal for Iran just defected
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

The only woman to win an Olympic medal for Iran just defected

She describes her decision to leave as hard, but referring to herself as "one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran", Alizadeh says it was necessary. "Whenever they saw fit, they exploited me", she wrote, ...More..

Qassem Soleimani carrying phone, cash and poetry books when killed
by | Sunday, January 12, 2020

Qassem Soleimani carrying phone, cash and poetry books when killed

If you for some reason happen to be a supporter of assassinated Iranian General and terrorist Qassem Soleimani, you won't be able to voice that support on Instagram or on Facebook, who owns Instagram. Instagram...More..

Qatar's emir visits Iran amid regional tension
by | Sunday, January 12, 2020

Qatar's emir visits Iran amid regional tension

Referring to his negotiations in Tehran , the Emir of Qatar added, "Based on our talks, a common commission of the two countries is going to be held in Iran within three months, and hopefully, our economic tie...More..

Iran condemns United States new sanctions
by | Sunday, January 12, 2020

Iran condemns United States new sanctions

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that the House would vote on a resolution meant to limit President Donald Trump's military actions regarding Iran, stating that concerns about the administration's s...More..

Emergency alert about Ont. nuclear plant was sent by mistake
by | Sunday, January 12, 2020

Emergency alert about Ont. nuclear plant was sent by mistake

Important update: the alert regarding #Pickering Nuclear was sent in error. Durham MP Erin O'Toole is also calling for the emergency alert system to be reviewed. A second alert was sent out nearly two ho...More..

Germany rejects USA call to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal
by | Sunday, January 12, 2020

Germany rejects USA call to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

The session was called by EU Minister for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell. Tehran responded earlier this week with missile strikes at US bases and announced it would no longer respect limits set under the 2015 ...More..

Iran's Downing of Ukrainian Jetliner an 'Awful Mistake', Says US official
by | Sunday, January 12, 2020

Iran's Downing of Ukrainian Jetliner an 'Awful Mistake', Says US official

Several Iranian media outlets on Sunday joined a chorus of domestic and global criticism for both the shooting down of the airliner on Wednesday morning and the subsequent days of official denials that an Ira...More..