Taliban pact to cut violence about to start,…

Some 5,000 Taliban prisoners are to be released following the signing of the agreement and before the beginning of intra-Afghan negotiations, Shaheen added. There was no immediate confirmation from the United States. The spokesperson said that Ch... More..

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China reports drop in coronavirus cases; scientists warn virus may spread easily
by | Thursday, February 20, 2020

China reports drop in coronavirus cases; scientists warn virus may spread easily

On Wednesday morning, China reported an additional 136 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths there to 2,004, and the global death toll to 2,010. "It may be that the epidemic is simply running its natural ...More..

Low-skilled workers denied visas under post-Brexit points-based immigration plan
by | Thursday, February 20, 2020

Low-skilled workers denied visas under post-Brexit points-based immigration plan

Starting next year, most people hoping to move long-term to Britain will need to speak English to a "required level" -the level of fluency is not specified -and have the offer of a job paying at least 25,600 ...More..

Japanese expert warns of alarming state inside Diamond Princess
by | Thursday, February 20, 2020

Japanese expert warns of alarming state inside Diamond Princess

Right after they disembarked from the ship, where at least 621 people have contracted the virus, Fehrenbacher said they boarded a bus to take them to Tokyo International Airport in what should have been a 20-...More..

Several People Shot to Death in German City
by | Thursday, February 20, 2020

Several People Shot to Death in German City

Several people have been shot to death in the German city of Hanau, The Associated Press has reported. Hanau is a city of about 100,000 residents, located just east of Frankfurt on the Mein, in the German sta...More..

Seoul to bar entry of foreigners aboard infected cruise ship in Japan
by | Thursday, February 20, 2020

Seoul to bar entry of foreigners aboard infected cruise ship in Japan

Passengers who tested negative for coronavirus and had no symptoms still had to have their body temperature checked before leaving. The CDC said all passengers and crew have been placed under travel restr...More..

Former NRL player, three children killed in horror vehicle fire
by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Former NRL player, three children killed in horror vehicle fire

Police believe Rowan, 42, doused his vehicle with gasoline and set it on fire while his wife, Hannah Baxter, and their three children aged 6, 4, and 3, were inside. We transported two people away from the scene...More..

China to exempt tariffs on 696 U.S. goods to support exports
by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

China to exempt tariffs on 696 U.S. goods to support exports

China and the USA expect to further reduce import tariffs on each other's products when they begin negotiating "phase two" of the trade agreement in the coming months. U.S. products for tariff exemption applic...More..

Winter weather travel advisory issued for the Sault and area
by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Winter weather travel advisory issued for the Sault and area

Tue: High: 46 Low: 34 Becoming mostly cloudy. Poor winter driving conditions from accumulating snow and low visibility in briefly heavy snow are likely tonight and tomorrow. Highs by next weekend look ...More..

Bloomberg Nevada Debate Performance Seen As 'Enormous Test'
by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Bloomberg Nevada Debate Performance Seen As 'Enormous Test'

The ads have clearly been effective at convincing voters who don't know much about Bloomberg that the man is a cross between Jesus Christ and Beyoncé. "Well first let me say that any allegation of inappropria...More..

9-year-old boy presumed dead after falling into Lake Erie
by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

9-year-old boy presumed dead after falling into Lake Erie

He can't even imagine what the family is going through, he said. The people inside were able to rescue the 8-year-old. On a GoFundMe page set up by Rebecca Brunke - the cousin of the boy's mother - Alex is ...More..

by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

'Gloves will be off': Nevada debate could be pivotal for Democrats

According to NBC , a preliminary analysis of the results shows Bloomberg and Buttigieg received the votes lost by Biden, as moderate Democrats look for a place to go in opposition to the self-described democra...More..

Andrew Sabisky resigns over controversial remarks - BBC Newsnight
by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Andrew Sabisky resigns over controversial remarks - BBC Newsnight

When asked on Monday, Downing Street did not comment on the remarks attributed to Mr Sabisky . "The media hysteria about my old stuff on the web is mad but I wished to help (the govt) not be a distraction "...More..

China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials
by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials

The "sick man of Asia" is a 19th-century term that referred to a time when China was internally divided and exploited by foreign powers - a period that still deeply humiliates the country's leadership. In Aug...More..

US Senator Admits He Met With Top Iranian Official
by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

US Senator Admits He Met With Top Iranian Official

Sen. Chris Murphy is defending a weekend meeting he held with Iran's foreign minister in Europe. The 1799 law makes it a felony for unauthorized Americans to negotiate with governments in disputes with the ...More..

Wuhan Hospital Director Dies Due to Coronavirus Infection
by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wuhan Hospital Director Dies Due to Coronavirus Infection

New virus cases in China continued to fall Wednesday, with 1,749 more infections and 136 additional deaths as the top official in the outbreak's epicenter vowed to find and isolate every infected patient in t...More..

Woman Breaks Out Of Coronavirus Quarantine, Posts Escape On Instagram
by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Woman Breaks Out Of Coronavirus Quarantine, Posts Escape On Instagram

Some passengers said on Twitter they received health check forms asking if they had symptoms such as a headache, fever or coughing. Passengers who tested negative and had no symptoms still had to get their bo...More..

China arrests activist who criticized Xi over virus
by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

China arrests activist who criticized Xi over virus

China's ruling Communist Party has severely curtailed civil liberties since Xi took power in 2012, rounding up rights lawyers, labor activists and even Marxist students. A former lecturer at the Beijing Unive...More..

Exeter's Met Office to get £1.2billion super computer
by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Exeter's Met Office to get £1.2billion super computer

Meteorological office said that the supercomputer will also help services to mitigate the effects of climate change, "and will help to support the transition to a low carbon economy across the UK". The new ...More..

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani re-elected after five-month delay in results
by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani re-elected after five-month delay in results

The results of the election had been delayed for almost five months after Mr Ghani's rival, Abdullah Abdullah dismissed the results as fraudulent and forced a recount. could add to the many challenges that Af...More..

Hundreds of toilet paper rolls stolen amid coronavirus fears
by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hundreds of toilet paper rolls stolen amid coronavirus fears

One of the crates was only half stacked. Supermarkets have found themselves unable to restock quickly enough, leading to sometimes lengthy queues and shelves stripped bare within moments of opening. On Sunday...More..

Future of journalism 'at stake' over Assange: WikiLeaks chief
by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Future of journalism 'at stake' over Assange: WikiLeaks chief

Late a year ago, a coalition of doctors urged the Australian government to lobby for Mr Assange to be released due to concerns for his health. The 48-year-old faces 18 charges in the USA including conspirin...More..

British couple in quarantine on board cruise ship 'test positive for coronavirus'
by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

British couple in quarantine on board cruise ship 'test positive for coronavirus'

Also on Tuesday, four Japanese nationals who were on the Netherlands-flagged cruise ship Westerdam, which is now docked in Cambodia, have arrived at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, local newspaper Mainichi Shimbun re...More..

‘Back To The Future Part II’ Stuntwoman Killed In Colorado Shootout
by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

‘Back To The Future Part II’ Stuntwoman Killed In Colorado Shootout

The Dayton Daily News , the paper from Sanders's home town, claimed the unknown male fired his ex-wife Sanders as well as her existing other half, Robert Reed Sanders, 56, after they supposedly trespassed on h...More..

Trump says he pardoned former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik
by | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Trump says he pardoned former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik

Blagojevich was convicted in 2011 of trying to extract a personal benefit from appointing a replacement for then-President-Elect Obama to the U.S. Senate after the 2008 election. "He's not saying it's OK", says...More..

Trump commutes sentence of Rod Blagojevich, pardons Bernie Kerik
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Trump commutes sentence of Rod Blagojevich, pardons Bernie Kerik

Blagojevich's wife has frequently appeared on Fox News to appeal for the commutation, giving interviews to Tucker Carlson , Jeanine Pirro , and Martha MacCallum . He said Blagojevich was convicted for "bei...More..

Bolton and his Book
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Bolton and his Book

When asked on Monday whether Bolton considered President Trump's call with Zelensky to be "perfect", Bolton simply replied, "You'll love chapter 14". Fiona Hill, the former senior director for Europe and Russ...More..

Michael Bloomberg qualifies for Democratic Party debate in Las Vegas
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Michael Bloomberg qualifies for Democratic Party debate in Las Vegas

Now he is set to clash with his rivals - Senator Bernie Sanders , ex-Vice President Joe Biden , Senator Elizabeth Warren , Senator Amy Klobuchar and former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg ....More..

Boy Scouts File for Bankruptcy Amid Wave of New Sex Abuse Lawsuits
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Boy Scouts File for Bankruptcy Amid Wave of New Sex Abuse Lawsuits

The longstanding organization, which was founded in 1910 and has had more than 130 million youth members, filed the bankruptcy documents in federal court in DE around 1 a.m. Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts ha...More..

Judge sets
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Judge sets "scheduling" conference call ahead of Roger Stone sentencing

All four prosecutors involved in the case resigned in protest, one of them leaving the Justice Department entirely, the other three withdrawing only from the Stone case. Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kup...More..

Labour London Mayor to Beg Brussels for EU ‘Associate Membership’ for Britons
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Labour London Mayor to Beg Brussels for EU ‘Associate Membership’ for Britons

The EU has said that to maintain close commercial relations, the United Kingdom will need to adhere to EU rules, while Frost made it clear that setting its own rules clearly trumps a deal. Speaking on Sunday, F...More..

Woman held over leaked ‘sex tape of Emmanuel Macron pal’
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Woman held over leaked ‘sex tape of Emmanuel Macron pal’

She replaces Macron confidant Benjamin Griveaux, who pulled out on Friday after intimate videos and private messages he allegedly sent to a third party were posted online. "But he is doing the opposite", Pavlen...More..

UK Queen’s nephew, Earl of Snowdon, to divorce
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

UK Queen’s nephew, Earl of Snowdon, to divorce

David Armstrong-Jones - who is 21st in line to the throne - founded his own company making bespoke furniture under his professional name, David Linley , in 1985. Serena , Countess of Snowdon and David, Earl of...More..

Chinese health report says 80% of virus cases have been mild
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Chinese health report says 80% of virus cases have been mild

On Monday, 1,097 patients became seriously ill and 11,741 patients remained in severe condition, the commission said. Twenty-nine people in the USA have caught the novel coronavirus , officially called COVID...More..

With the Vatican and China, soft and hard powers collide
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

With the Vatican and China, soft and hard powers collide

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday appreciated his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif for being the first foreign minister who sent sympathy to the Chinese people since the outbreak of the novel c...More..