Barack Obama wishes his "star" Michelle a happy birthday

But for whatever reason, we're totally fine with Barack Obama's cutesy, kissy birthday tribute to Michelle . It has received nearly 1.5 million likes on the platform at time of writing. Ms. Obama also traveled to Asia in December along with Today... More..

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Commuter mayhem as storm dumps snow across southern British Columbia
by | Sunday, January 19, 2020

Commuter mayhem as storm dumps snow across southern British Columbia

Starting after midnight Saturday, temperatures will slowly warm up and the snow will start transitioning to rain. Hazardous winter conditions are expected on a number B.C. By midday Saturday, however, rain is...More..

Myanmar, China ink dozens of infrastructure project deals
by | Sunday, January 19, 2020

Myanmar, China ink dozens of infrastructure project deals

Myanmar and China on Saturday signed scores of deals, majority set to spur China's landmark Belt and Road Initiative , an ambitious project to connect Asia with Africa and Europe via land and maritime netwo...More..

Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr join Trump impeachment legal team
by | Sunday, January 19, 2020

Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr join Trump impeachment legal team

It is the opening salvo in Trump's legal defense, after high profile attorneys Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr signed on to argue on his behalf in the Senate impeachment trial. Trump's answer to the summons was...More..

Lebanon: Scores injured as riots break out in Beirut
by | Sunday, January 19, 2020

Lebanon: Scores injured as riots break out in Beirut

Security forces then used water cannons and tear gas to disperse demonstrators, who this week demonstrated outside banks in frustration at policies that have driven the crisis. Panic and anger have gripped the ...More..

Committee Finds Proper Process Followed In MAX Certification
by | Sunday, January 19, 2020

Committee Finds Proper Process Followed In MAX Certification

This problem involves monitors that verify that key systems on the plane are functioning. One of the monitors was not being initiated correctly, officials said. The source said the test was meant to find any ...More..

Former Congressman Chris Collins sentenced to 26 months in prison
by | Saturday, January 18, 2020

Former Congressman Chris Collins sentenced to 26 months in prison

In announcing the sentence, USA prosecutor Geoffrey S. Berman expressed no sympathy for Collins. "I can not face my constituents", Collins said . Perhaps no one but U.S. Collins, who was the first seated c...More..

Clock to be projected on to Downing Street on Brexit day
by | Saturday, January 18, 2020

Clock to be projected on to Downing Street on Brexit day

Other buildings around the government district of Whitehall will also be lit up. He added: "The striking of Big Ben on these occasions was coordinated around the planned works so as to minimise the impact on ...More..

Delta Aircraft Dumps Fuel on Local Schools
by | Saturday, January 18, 2020

Delta Aircraft Dumps Fuel on Local Schools

The flight had taken off from Los Angeles airport for Shanghai , but shortly after departure, developed engine problems and had to thus return to the airport. Talking about the fuel dump, the FAA said there ar...More..

Rep. Pressley Reveals Struggle With Alopecia, Resulting Baldness
by | Saturday, January 18, 2020

Rep. Pressley Reveals Struggle With Alopecia, Resulting Baldness

The first black woman to represent MA in Congress, she sported her now-signature long, thick Senegalese twists on her campaign posters and on her inauguration day. "I did not want to go to sleep because I did n...More..

Park: 170 visitors fall ill after visiting Yosemite
by | Saturday, January 18, 2020

Park: 170 visitors fall ill after visiting Yosemite

Symptoms include fever, headache and body aches, and usually last one to three days. "I'm upset because we love going to the park, and we love going to the Ahwahnee, but now we are going to feel a little bit ...More..

Germany to help regions, employees, companies affected by coal exit - gov't spox
by | Saturday, January 18, 2020

Germany to help regions, employees, companies affected by coal exit - gov't spox

Germany is to pay billions of euros to utility companies to speed up the shutdown of their coal-fired power plants, the government said on Thursday. But the group complained that was "well below" the 3.5 bil...More..

Iranians were 'lied to' over downed plane, foreign minister admits
by | Saturday, January 18, 2020

Iranians were 'lied to' over downed plane, foreign minister admits

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue 2020 in New Delhi . Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accused the United States of "fuelling mayhem" in the Middle East because of its "arroga...More..

Pentagon considering reinforcing missile defenses after Iranian strikes
by | Saturday, January 18, 2020

Pentagon considering reinforcing missile defenses after Iranian strikes

Captain Urban said the wounded troops were being taken to USA military locations in Germany and Kuwait to undergo a review, and that "if deemed suitable for the service, servants are expected to return to Iraq"...More..

Climate Activist Thunberg Joins March Ahead of Davos
by | Saturday, January 18, 2020

Climate Activist Thunberg Joins March Ahead of Davos

The event is a key global summit for world leaders, and will this year include as speakers climate activist Greta Thunberg, US President Donald Trump , German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Central Bank...More..

Donald Trump impeachment trial opens in the US Senate
by | Friday, January 17, 2020

Donald Trump impeachment trial opens in the US Senate

Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell weighs in on lawmakers battling over calling witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial. The Senate is expected to acquit Trump, as none of its 53 Republicans has voiced s...More..

After criticising the President, Ukraine PM offers to resign after leaked recording
by | Friday, January 17, 2020

After criticising the President, Ukraine PM offers to resign after leaked recording

Honcharuk said in a statement on his Facebook page. "He is an example of transparency and decency to me", he said. Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk (R) and Secretary of the National Security an...More..

Japan minister's paternity leave challenges work pressure
by | Friday, January 17, 2020

Japan minister's paternity leave challenges work pressure

With his wife, Christel Takigawa, expected to give birth to their baby soon, he has already conveyed his intentions to top officials in the prime minister's office. "At a time when they're calling for work-li...More..

Trump says he doesn't know Parnas after being implicated in Ukraine scandal
by | Friday, January 17, 2020

Trump says he doesn't know Parnas after being implicated in Ukraine scandal

Parnas said he delivered an ultimatum in May to the incoming president of Ukraine that no senior United States officials would attend his inauguration and all USA aid to the war-torn country would be withheld...More..

UK PM says trade deal with European Union this year 'enormously likely'
by | Friday, January 17, 2020

UK PM says trade deal with European Union this year 'enormously likely'

The European Parliament is stepping up warnings over citizens' rights after Brexit , expressing fears in particular that safeguards for EU nationals living in the United Kingdom are being jeopardised by Boris...More..

FAA's assumptions in Boeing 737 Max approval faulted by experts
by | Friday, January 17, 2020

FAA's assumptions in Boeing 737 Max approval faulted by experts

But the ratio of delegated tasks changed through the years "as the FAA's confidence in the aircraft design and related risk analyses evolved, including Boeing's ability to manage such elements". Boeing had also...More..

Undocumented Canadian Neo-Nazi Arrested Ahead of Pro-Gun Rally, Report Says
by | Friday, January 17, 2020

Undocumented Canadian Neo-Nazi Arrested Ahead of Pro-Gun Rally, Report Says

Before he was relieved from his duties with Canadian Forces, Mathews was a combat engineer who achieved the rank of master corporal with the 38 Canadian Brigade Group in Winnipeg. According to a release, the th...More..

After 6 days, California woman found alive in car buried in snow
by | Friday, January 17, 2020

After 6 days, California woman found alive in car buried in snow

There was no response to the hovering, which caused searchers to doubt they would find James alive, Honea said. She was in stable condition on Wednesday afternoon, officials said . "I really want to say thank ...More..

Lebanon protests reignite in the streets after weeks of relative calm
by | Friday, January 17, 2020

Lebanon protests reignite in the streets after weeks of relative calm

Lebanon's Internal Security forces later said "vandals" attacked the central bank and injured a number of the personnel guarding it. Security forces separated the protesters from the bank's entrance. Sparke...More..

School expels teen after she posed with rainbow cake
by | Friday, January 17, 2020

School expels teen after she posed with rainbow cake

The Washington Post reports that on January 6, the head of Whitefield Academy, Bruce Jacobson , emailed the family to say that Kenney was expelled because of the picture with the rainbow birthday cake . "...More..

IDF hits several Gaza targets in response to rocket fire
by | Friday, January 17, 2020

IDF hits several Gaza targets in response to rocket fire

Israel targeted several Hamas military sites in retaliation to the 4 rockets. Thursday's balloon launch appeared to reflect Hamas' unhappiness with the slow pace of the ceasefire efforts, which aim to ease a ...More..

Machu Picchu's 'defecating' tourists to be deported from Peru
by | Friday, January 17, 2020

Machu Picchu's 'defecating' tourists to be deported from Peru

CNN reported that Darwin Baca León, mayor of the Machupicchu District, which contains the iconic Machu Picchu site, told reporters the accused had "attacked" the local heritage.The tourists were detained and n...More..

Sen. Kaine: Enough GOP Votes to Pass War Powers Resolution
by | Friday, January 17, 2020

Sen. Kaine: Enough GOP Votes to Pass War Powers Resolution

Kaine said it was possible there will be an agreement to consider the resolution before then, but also said he expects to be able to conduct the trial and consider the war powers resolution simultaneously. Howe...More..

Iran Finally Admits Role in Plane Disaster
by | Friday, January 17, 2020

Iran Finally Admits Role in Plane Disaster

Meanwhile, another video making the rounds showed the national symbol of Iran, four crescents and a sword in the shape of a water lily flying through what appeared to be a 1980s-style video game like "Galaga". ...More..

Controversial Treason Trial Begins in Cambodia for Opposition Leader
by | Friday, January 17, 2020

Controversial Treason Trial Begins in Cambodia for Opposition Leader

Reporters from Reuters and the Phnom Penh Post said they had been told there were no more seats available. Just like many of his fellow countrymen, the 68-year old Cambodian believes that Sokha didn't commi...More..

Ex-Congressman Should Get Almost Five Years in Prison, U.S. Says
by | Friday, January 17, 2020

Ex-Congressman Should Get Almost Five Years in Prison, U.S. Says

The former NY-27 representative got into trouble after regulators realized his son Cameron Collins dumped more than $700,000 in stock in an Australian company, Innate Immunotherapeutics, just before news went...More..

On Taiwan's front with China, a constant state of vigilance
by | Thursday, January 16, 2020

On Taiwan's front with China, a constant state of vigilance

The military exercise was meant to show Taiwan's readiness for defending against an attack on a military emplacement. After Tsai's victory, China doubled its "principle of one China", and Foreign Ministry spo...More..

Trump antagonist Avenatti’s bail is revoked, threatening Nike trial in NY
by | Thursday, January 16, 2020

Trump antagonist Avenatti’s bail is revoked, threatening Nike trial in NY

The ruling by Judge Paul Gardephe follows an earlier decision by a California judge to revoke Avenatti's bail, after West Coast prosecutors unsealed new charges claiming he'd violated the terms of his release...More..

Gardaí Investigate Link Between Human Remains Found In Dublin
by | Thursday, January 16, 2020

Gardaí Investigate Link Between Human Remains Found In Dublin

On Monday, four limbs were uncovered in a sports bag that was left on a footpath in a north Dublin suburb. Local time when a bag of severed limbs was found in front of the houses at the intersection of Moatvi...More..

Smoke from Aussie bush fires set to circle earth, says Nasa
by | Thursday, January 16, 2020

Smoke from Aussie bush fires set to circle earth, says Nasa

It's already had a clear impact in New Zealand and across South America. Smoke from fires in Australia is expected to make at least one "full circuit" around the globe and return to the skies over the count...More..