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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...]

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...]

Kaine says Trump's Iran policy is hurting USA allies

The official said five members of the militia were killed in the latest strike. The US insist Mr Soleimani was planning further attacks on American diplomats and military personnel and launched the attack to deter future ones. "But this action puts us on the path to another one", he said. Over two decades he was at the forefront of projecting the Islamic Republic's military influence across the ... [Full Article...]

Everything you need to know about Times Square's NYE ball

Everything you need to know about Times Square's NYE ball The traditional Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest will be on ABC starting at 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CST). Kids and caregivers can join the parade through the museum at noon, followed by the ball drop. Pro-democracy protesters took their movement into the new year with midnight countdown rallies and a massive march planned for Wednesday. "This is going to be one of the mo... [Full Article...]

ISRO chief K Sivan: 2020 will be year of Chandrayaan-3, Gaganyaan

ISRO chief K Sivan: 2020 will be year of Chandrayaan-3, Gaganyaan The work related to Chandrayaan-3 and Gaganyaan was going on simultaneously, he said. "It will also have a lander, rover and a propulsion module like its predecessor", he added. They will go through a training in Russian Federation from the third week of January , News18 reported . "There is no objective difference between Chandrayaan-2 and Chandrayaan-3 because we couldn't accomplish the ta... [Full Article...]

Doorbell camera caught a man confessing to a killing

Doorbell camera caught a man confessing to a killing This undated photo provided by the Travis County Sheriff's Office shows Michael Egwuagu . Deputies found Ebichi on Friday on the kitchen floor at the home near Austin. Martin Egwuagu said he spoke to his brother on the phone and heard him "make different unusual statements". When he arrived, he found Ebichi's older child, covered in blood, standing outside with Mura. [Full Article...]

Trump Says Flavored Vaping Products to Be Temporarily Restricted

Trump Says Flavored Vaping Products to Be Temporarily Restricted But that compromise has left neither public-health groups-which have argued for an all-out ban on flavored products-nor vaping industry groups-which fervently oppose such a ban-entirely happy. The official also said the recent increase in the legal age to 21 for buying tobacco products - a measure included in a year-end spending bill - reassured some in the administration that a more limited ban c... [Full Article...]

Helicopter Crash Kills Taiwan's Top Military Officer, 7 Others

Helicopter Crash Kills Taiwan's Top Military Officer, 7 Others The BBC cited the state-run Central News Agency as saying that the air force dispatched two more Black Hawk helicopters and around 80 soldiers to the crash site for a search and rescue operation. "Most importantly, (we) must ensure the stability of our military and national defense", she added. Taiwan is entering the final phase of its presidential election campaign, with the vote to be held on ... [Full Article...]

Israel's Netanyahu asks parliament for immunity

Israel's Netanyahu asks parliament for immunity Wednesday's announcement essentially turns the upcoming election into a referendum on whether Netanyahu should be granted immunity and remain in office, or step down and stand trial. The court gave no indication on when it would issue a ruling on the politically sensitive case. Likud lawyer Avi Halevi argued the High Court must honor "the will of the nation" that could see Netanyahu's re-electio... [Full Article...]


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