Man asks judge's leave for sword battle with ex-wife, lawyer

Ostrom reportedly got the idea from a case in 2016 in which New York Supreme Court Justice Philip Minardo acknowledged that such duels had not officially been abolished. Ostrom said, "Respondent and counsel have proven themselves to be cravens by r... More..

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Trump urges Boeing to move fast on resolving 737 Max issues
by | Thursday, January 16, 2020

Trump urges Boeing to move fast on resolving 737 Max issues

Malaysia's national carrier has suspended deliveries of 25 Boeing 737 MAX jets due to the delayed return to service of the aircraft since it was grounded a year ago after two fatal crashes. The net tally for ...More..

Former Trump advisor Flynn asks to change plea in Russian Federation probe
by | Thursday, January 16, 2020

Former Trump advisor Flynn asks to change plea in Russian Federation probe

Powell's comments come after Flynn filed court papers Tuesday to withdraw his guilty plea, saying federal prosecutors had acted in "bad faith" and broken their end of the bargain when they sought prison time fo...More..

Body Of Missing Ohio Teen Found In Chimney Of Unoccupied House
by | Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Body Of Missing Ohio Teen Found In Chimney Of Unoccupied House

Hickman said during a press conference. Investigators later went inside the house and found the boy's coat and glasses on the second floor next to the chimney. "R.I.H. Harley Dilly and fly high, confirmed ...More..

Russian government resigns after Putin announces reforms
by | Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Russian government resigns after Putin announces reforms

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced that the entire government is resigning after head of state Putin proposed changes to the constitution during his speech. The Russia government resigned in...More..

Trump admin weighs shifting billions more for border wall
by | Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Trump admin weighs shifting billions more for border wall

President Donald Trump is preparing to divert an additional $7.2 billion in Pentagon funding for border wall construction this year, five times what Congress authorized him to spend on the project in the 2020...More..

Irish premier expected to call for a general election on February 8th
by | Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Irish premier expected to call for a general election on February 8th

Varadkar replaced Kenny as the party leader in 2017 and served since as the prime minister of the minority government his party led. He highlighted his success so far on Brexit, where a hard border between Eu...More..

House committees release new texts for use in upcoming impeachment trial
by | Wednesday, January 15, 2020

House committees release new texts for use in upcoming impeachment trial

Parnas and his business partner, Igor Fruman , both USA citizens who emigrated from the former Soviet bloc, were indicted previous year on charges of conspiracy, making false statements and falsification of r...More..

17 dead after extreme cold, heavy snow lashes Afghanistan
by | Wednesday, January 15, 2020

17 dead after extreme cold, heavy snow lashes Afghanistan

In Neelam valley alone, 19 people died in an avalanche while 10 others were still missing. Saturday's deaths bring the number of casualties from this year's cold snap to at least 24, as temperatures in part...More..

Canadian Prime Minister Blames US Escalation in Region for Ukrainian Plane Crash
by | Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Blames US Escalation in Region for Ukrainian Plane Crash

At the same time, the president acknowledged the accidental and collective nature of the incident, saying it was "an unforgivable error.one person can not be exclusively responsible for the plane crash". Iran s...More..

Australia drops 4,000 pounds of food to save starving wildlife
by | Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Australia drops 4,000 pounds of food to save starving wildlife

Recovery initiatives to conserve animals in wildfire-hit locations are underway throughout Australia , consisting of on the biodiverse Kangaroo Island off the South Australian shore, where 10s of countless koa...More..

Jet fuel dumped on Los Angeles school playground
by | Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Jet fuel dumped on Los Angeles school playground

An email and telephone message seeking comment was left with the airline. The Federal Aviation Administration has several requirements in place for when a plane must dump fuel. Parents were notified to pick...More..

House Plans Wednesday Vote to Send Articles of Impeachment to Senate
by | Wednesday, January 15, 2020

House Plans Wednesday Vote to Send Articles of Impeachment to Senate

House democrats' case can not simultaneously be so robust that it was enough to impeach in the first place but also so weak that the Senate needs to go fishing. Senators must deliberate whether Trump continui...More..

Same-sex marriage has now officially become legal in Northern Ireland
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Same-sex marriage has now officially become legal in Northern Ireland

That mood of optimism was also echoed by a spokesperson for the construction sector in Northern Ireland . Mr Swann informed the Northern Ireland Assembly of his plans to formally submit the new pay offer t...More..

The ‘miraculous’ escape of USA troops at Iraqi base attacked by Iran
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The ‘miraculous’ escape of USA troops at Iraqi base attacked by Iran

Multiple rockets have be fired at Camp Taji US air base in Iraq, various media outlets are reporting. Iran then fired a barrage of missiles at Iraqi bases holding USA troops during the following week before san...More..

Russia Hacked Ukrainian Company Linked To Trump Impeachment, Security Firm Says
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Russia Hacked Ukrainian Company Linked To Trump Impeachment, Security Firm Says

Cybersecurity experts at California-based Area 1 Security released a report on January 13 that found Burisma Holdings , where the son of presidential front-runner Joe Biden sat on the board, was successf...More..

Bernie Sanders denies telling Elizabeth Warren a woman can't win
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Bernie Sanders denies telling Elizabeth Warren a woman can't win

And all six qualifying candidates are white, reflecting the diminishing racial diversity of the field. While Sanders and Warren have, until this weekend, publicly defended each other on the debate stage...More..

Iran arrests
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Iran arrests "some" over Ukrainian plane crash: spokesman

After days of denying blame, Iran acknowledged on Saturday it had shot the plane down during a state of high alert, hours after it had fired missiles at USA targets in Iraq to retaliate for the killing of ...More..

Sinkhole swallows bus in northwest China, killing six, ten missing
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Sinkhole swallows bus in northwest China, killing six, ten missing

Some 1,000 emergency workers and 30 vehicles were sent to the site and investigation work is being carried out. As passengers were boarding, the sinkhole opened and swallowed the front part of the bus and a...More..

Benedict Warns Successor Against Lifting Celibacy Rule
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Benedict Warns Successor Against Lifting Celibacy Rule

While Vatican expert Iacopo Scaramuzzi pointed out that "cohabitation (in the Vatican) is hard if the emeritus pope does not respect his own promise to hide away and obey". He stressed, however, that the retire...More..

Scottish independence: Boris Johnson says no to second independence vote
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Scottish independence: Boris Johnson says no to second independence vote

However, Johnson has now written to Sturgeon officially refusing her request for powers over referendums to be transferred to Holyrood. The Scottish people voted decisively to keep our United Kingdom, a resul...More..

Whakaari/White Island: Another dies in hospital, death toll at 18
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Whakaari/White Island: Another dies in hospital, death toll at 18

Two others are still missing since the incident and presumed dead. Krystal had turned 21 shortly before the Browitt family went on a cruise on the liner Ovation of the Seas. There were 47 people, mostly touri...More..

Maple Leaf Foods CEO blames Trump for plane crash in Iran
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Maple Leaf Foods CEO blames Trump for plane crash in Iran

Without explicitly naming Mr Trump, he suggested "a narcissist in Washington" ultimately caused the air tragedy. Long-standing US-Iran tensions have soared since January 3 when missiles fired from a US drone ...More..

Texas Court Permits Private Group to Resume Building US-Mexico Border Wall
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Texas Court Permits Private Group to Resume Building US-Mexico Border Wall

Mark Morgan , the acting Commissioner for Customs and Border Protection, has said , however, that he has felt "no pressure from the administration to build more miles of wall". And protracted legal battles are...More..

USA to UK: Using Huawei 5G Equipment Would Be Madness
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

USA to UK: Using Huawei 5G Equipment Would Be Madness

Last week, a U.S. lawmaker proposed a bill that would prevent intelligence sharing with countries playing host to Huawei 5G infrastructure. All of Britain's 5G networks have now been launched, albeit with...More..

Boeing CEO faces epic challenge in new job
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Boeing CEO faces epic challenge in new job

While Boeing says it will find other work for idled employees, those at major suppliers are not so lucky. The compensation figures were disclosed in a regulatory filing late on Friday during a hard week for...More..

Pompeo slams rocket attack
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Pompeo slams rocket attack

However, news broke that Iran had informed Iraq's caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi that a missile attack on one of the country's bases hosting U.S. Three and a half hours later the missiles started arr...More..

European Union powers trigger Iran nuclear deal dispute mechanism
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

European Union powers trigger Iran nuclear deal dispute mechanism

The powers said they are referring "this matter to the Joint Commission under the Dispute Resolution Mechanism, as set out" in the nuclear deal. To trigger the dispute mechanism, the three European countries ...More..

Verified videos show plane in Iran struck before fiery crash
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Verified videos show plane in Iran struck before fiery crash

Tehran blamed a technical malfunction while U.S. and Canadian authorities said Iran shot down the aircraft perhaps unintentionally. The footage, which The New York Times said it had verified, shows a fast...More..

US Attorney General Barr: Soleimani killing was 'legitimate'
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

US Attorney General Barr: Soleimani killing was 'legitimate'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on January 10 that an attack on American embassies was looming. "The embassies are the most prominent display of American presence in a country". U.S. Defense Sec...More..

Galapagos giant tortoise Diego returning home after helping to save species
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Galapagos giant tortoise Diego returning home after helping to save species

Now, 15 of the original adults - 12 females and two males, Diego included - found on the island so many years ago will be released into their natural habitat come March. "He's contributed a large percentage t...More..

Videos show protesters in Iran were shot with live ammunition
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Videos show protesters in Iran were shot with live ammunition

The videos , which were posted by the New York-based Center for Human Rights in Iran on Sunday, could not be immediately verified. Azadi Square. Death to the dictator! Footage showed blood on the ground, w...More..

Death sentence quashed for Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Death sentence quashed for Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf

According to BBC Urdu, the long-running case - which relates to Gen Musharraf's suspension of the constitution in 2007, when he declared an emergency in a move meant to extend his tenure - could still be ret...More..

Australian prime minister's approval rating goes up in flames
by | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Australian prime minister's approval rating goes up in flames

Despite cooler weather and rainfall providing some relief in some bushfire-affected areas this week, nearly 150 fires were still burning in worst-hit New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria, the huge continent's m...More..

Portland Family Swept Out To Sea
by | Monday, January 13, 2020

Portland Family Swept Out To Sea

After a rescue operation, the 7-year-old girl was brought to hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The search was suspended on Sunday morning. The agency urges people to use caution as sneaker waves can knoc...More..