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Storm Tracker Forecast: Rain & snow showers continue tonight

Storm Tracker Forecast: Rain & snow showers continue tonight Highway 30, with mixed precipitation causing ice accumulation to the south but eating into snow totals. The National Weather Service said travel could be hazardous Saturday morning but noted that the snow is expected to change to rain by Saturday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Lebanon: More than 300 people wounded in Beirut clashes

Lebanon: More than 300 people wounded in Beirut clashes The Lebanese Red Cross said it took 65 people to hospitals and treated 100 others on the spot, calling on people to donate blood. Security forces said they had opened a probe after a video shared online showed police beating up people believed to be protesters as they were brought to a Beirut police station. [Full Article...]

Yemen missile, drone attack kills at least 70 soldiers

Yemen missile, drone attack kills at least 70 soldiers Medical sources had confirmed that at least 45 military personnel had been killed in the attack, adding that dozens more were injured, Press TV reported. But the UAE-backed southerners are now at odds with Yemen's internationally recognized government, which is more closely allied with Saudi Arabia. Media captionThe conflict in Yemen has been raging for years - but what is it all about? Hundre... [Full Article...]

Chinese virus: which airports will the CDC control?

Chinese virus: which airports will the CDC control? A third person with pneumonia after travelling to the Chinese city of Wuhan has been warded here in Singapore and isolated as a precautionary measure. A 45-year-old Indian schoolteacher in China's Shenzhen city is suffering from a new strain of pneumonia, whose outbreak was first reported in the city of Wuhan , PTI reported on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Indian school teacher first foreigner to contract SARS-like coronavirus in China

Indian school teacher first foreigner to contract SARS-like coronavirus in China In Wuhan , where the virus began to spread, 198 cases have been reported, according to the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission. Some 100 employee's from the leading national public health institute in the United States have been dispatched to Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), and New York's John F. [Full Article...]

Lev Parnas believes Joe Biden didn't do anything wrong in Ukraine

Lev Parnas believes Joe Biden didn't do anything wrong in Ukraine Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani , made several potentially explosive claims in a televised interview on Wednesday night with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow . House Democrats accuse Trump of withholding millions in military aid - and a meeting between Trump and Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Zelensky - from Ukraine in exchange for an announcement of the Biden investigation. [Full Article...]

Could a woman ever be elected as U.S. president?

Could a woman ever be elected as U.S. president? Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the progressive feud with Sen. Moments earlier Warren had refused to shake Sanders' hand. The two senators seemed to have a heated and brief exchange before Sanders appeared to throw his hands up, turn and walk away. [Full Article...]

PM Medvedev`s Russian government resigns after Putin proposes to boost Parliament`s powers

PM Medvedev`s Russian government resigns after Putin proposes to boost Parliament`s powers Putin thanked members of the government for their work but added that "not everything worked out". Russia's government resigned on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin proposed a shake-up of the constitution , in a shock announcement that fuelled speculation about Putin's future plans. [Full Article...]

Niger says 89 soldiers killed in attack by extremists

Niger says 89 soldiers killed in attack by extremists The December attack spurred leaders of the G5 Sahel nations, Chad , Niger , Mali , Burkina Faso and Mauritania, to call for closer cooperation and global support in the battle against the Islamist threat. It was France's worst military loss in nearly four decades. In December, Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for an attack on a military camp in Inates, a village in western Nig... [Full Article...]

Libya's Haftar delays ceasefire signing at Moscow talks

Libya's Haftar delays ceasefire signing at Moscow talks The head of Libya's UN-recognised Government of National Accord, Fayez al-Sarraj, announced Thursday he would attend an global conference on Libya in Germany, his press office said. "At the Libya conference we must above all see that the weapons embargo is adhered to again, which is basically agreed by the United Nations but unfortunately not honoured", she told reporters. [Full Article...]

How the US-Iran crisis unfolded

How the US-Iran crisis unfolded It is hard enough to follow Callimachi's logic given the fact that Soleimani, Iran's former top military leader, was responsible for orchestrating 17 percent of all deaths of USA personnel in Iraq from 2003 to 2011, or that Iran has killed at least 1,500 of its own people during protests in the country in recent months, or that Iranian members of parliament chanted , "Death to America" in the... [Full Article...]

McConnell unlikely to pursue dismissal vote of impeachment articles

McConnell unlikely to pursue dismissal vote of impeachment articles No president has ever been removed by the Senate. They proved NOTHING but my total innocence in the House, despite the most unfair & biased hearings in the history of Congress. Once it gets underway, the president has also made clear that he doesn't want the chamber to hear from witnesses (though he used to believe the opposite ). [Full Article...]

Sweden Summons Iran Ambassador Over Ukrainian Plane Crash, Demands Compensation - Minister

Sweden Summons Iran Ambassador Over Ukrainian Plane Crash, Demands Compensation - Minister Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). Iran retaliated on Wednesday by firing missiles at Iraqi bases where U.S. troops were stationed, but did not kill any Americans. However, the President of the Council of the EU, Charles Michel, went on to demand investigations. State-affiliated media has reported the protests in Tehran and other cities but without all the details from the uploaded videos. [Full Article...]

USA insists it has no plans to withdraw its troops from Iraq

USA insists it has no plans to withdraw its troops from Iraq Two Iraqi bases housing United States and coalition troops were targeted, one at Al Asad and one in Irbil, at about 02:00 local time on Wednesday (22:30 GMT on Tuesday). But Pentagon Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley said the letter was only a "draft" that shouldn't have been sent. "We are not leaving Iraq and a draft unsigned letter does not constitute a policy change", Esper told reporters a... [Full Article...]

Iran launches large attack on US-led forces in Iraq, Pentagon says

Iran launches large attack on US-led forces in Iraq, Pentagon says He added that the "corrupt presence of the United States in the region should come to an end", saying it has caused war, division, and destruction. Following the news of the attack, Iranian chief negotiator and chief leader Saeed Jalili reflected President Trump's response to the US airstrike in which senior military leader Qasem Soleimani was killed last week. [Full Article...]

Canadian Firefighters In Australia Were Cheered At The Airport When They Arrived

Canadian Firefighters In Australia Were Cheered At The Airport When They Arrived This live blog will bring you stories from our mastheads around Australia and will do its very best to help our readers stay safe and informed. The fires , fuelled by drought and the country's hottest and driest year on record, have been raging since September - months earlier than is typical for Australia's annual wildfire season. [Full Article...]

John Bolton says he would testify in Senate impeachment trial if subpoenaed

John Bolton says he would testify in Senate impeachment trial if subpoenaed The Democratic-led House has charged Trump with abusing his power for personal gain by asking Ukraine to announce a corruption investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination to face Trump in November's presidential election. [Full Article...]

U.S. to deploy thousands of additional troops to Middle East

U.S. to deploy thousands of additional troops to Middle East After claiming the Thursday strike was meant to "stop a war ", Trump will struggle to argue bombing medical vans as comparably justifiable. Today we remember and honour the victims of Soleimani " s many atrocities and we take comfort in knowing that his reign of terror is over". [Full Article...]

Thousands of Indians Welcome New Year With Spirit of Resistance

Thousands of Indians Welcome New Year With Spirit of Resistance Meanwhile, Delhi Congress chief Subash Chopra lleged that the ruling BJP party is acrrying out the CAA, NRC and NPR to divert people's attention from pertaining issues such as inflation, unemployment and economic distress. Last October, Modi was seen in a selfie with Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, two of the most popular Bollywood actors, in an image that also created a lot of chatter on Twitt... [Full Article...]

6 dead as alleged drunk driver plows into tourists in Italy

6 dead as alleged drunk driver plows into tourists in Italy After spending an evening at a restaurant, the group of young German tourists were near their bus when a auto, moving at high speed, slammed into them at the side of the road. He was arrested on suspicion of highway manslaughter while being treated at the hospital in Brunico, according to the LaPresse news agency. Eleven other people were injured, including two from the region. [Full Article...]


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