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Iran MP offers three million dollar bounty to 'whoever kills Trump' Iran MP offers three million dollar bounty to 'whoever kills Trump'
- January 21, 2020

An Iranian lawmaker Ahmad Hamzeh announced a $3 million award to "whoever kills Trump", according to Iran's ISNA news agency. Soleimani was commander of the Quds Force , the foreign arm of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), until the USA killed him in a drone strike on January 3, sparking a sharp escalation in the growing tensions between Tehran and Washington. (more...)
Spanish islands ban pub crawls in crackdown on drunk tourists Spanish islands ban pub crawls in crackdown on drunk tourists
- January 21, 2020

As well as cracking down on drinks offers that encourage tourists to consume vast quantities of alcohol, the government is also banning so-called "party boats" and pub crawls. The boozy reputation of the Balearics came under scrutiny in 2014 when a British woman was filmed performing sex acts on 24 men in a bar in Magaluf - sometimes dubbed "Shagaluf" by tourists. (more...)
New Hampshire Father Chokes 'Rabid' Coyote to Death After It Attacked Son New Hampshire Father Chokes 'Rabid' Coyote to Death After It Attacked Son
- January 21, 2020

Ian O'Reilly had been walking on a trail in the town of Exeter with his wife and three children when a coyote latched onto their 2-year-old son's jacket and pulled him to the ground, the father told WMUR9 . "Ultimately one hand on its windpipe and one hand on its snout did the trick", he said . New Hampshire Fish and Game collected the coyote and will test it for rabies. (more...)
McConnell releases proposed Senate impeachment trial rules McConnell releases proposed Senate impeachment trial rules
- January 21, 2020

In the rules resolution, McConnell bowed to the demands of four Republican senators who insisted that there at least be a vote on whether to call witnesses. The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, provided some of the most damaging testimony https://www. reuters .com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-quotes-factbox/everyone-was-in-the-loop-it-was-no-secret-highlights-from-sondland-testimony-idUSKBN1XU1TD before the House Intelligence Committee. (more...)
Ukraine Presses Iran Over Downed Plane's Black Boxes Ukraine Presses Iran Over Downed Plane's Black Boxes
- January 21, 2020

The plane was shot almost four hours after the Iranian military fired dozens of missiles at the USA airbase in Iraq in retaliation for the assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad five days earlier. A statement said the wreckage of the aircraft was to be returned to Ukraine. Ukraine's leader has demanded that Iran punish those guilty for the downing of the airliner and compensate the victims. (more...)
U.S. Warship Sails Taiwan Strait After Trade Deal U.S. Warship Sails Taiwan Strait After Trade Deal
- January 21, 2020

A USA warship has sailed through the Taiwan Strait, mainland and Taipei officials said Friday, the first such passage since the island resoundingly re-elected its independence-leaning president. Washington has no formal relationship with Taiwan, but is legally required to provide the island with self-defense resources and is its primary source of weapons. (more...)
Venezuela's Guaido in Colombia to meet with Pompeo Venezuela's Guaido in Colombia to meet with Pompeo
- January 21, 2020

Duque additionally suggested on Twitter which he could have an operating conference with Mr. Guaido. "And I assure you that the return to our country will be full of good news". Guaido has called for a new presidential election to be held, on the grounds that Maduro is an "illegitimate" president because his 2018 re-election was tainted by fraud. (more...)
Senate impeachment timetable at a glance Senate impeachment timetable at a glance
- January 21, 2020

But some of the President's aides are hopeful that Trump's Davos schedule will push Trump's thoughts away from the televised trial in the Senate and off his Twitter account. FILE - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., denounces a report by the Justice Department's internal watchdog, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. (more...)
Iran: Dozens wounded as protesters throw bombs, stoned at Police Iran: Dozens wounded as protesters throw bombs, stoned at Police
- January 21, 2020

Mass protests have gripped Iraq since October 1, 2019, with mostly young protesters demanding an overhaul of a political system they see as profoundly corrupt and as keeping most Iraqis in poverty. The uprising began on October 1 when thousands of Iraqis took to the streets to decry rampant government corruption, poor public services and a scarcity of jobs. (more...)
Trump unveils a brand new rationale for risky Soleimani airstrike Trump unveils a brand new rationale for risky Soleimani airstrike
- January 21, 2020

And he claimed the strike he authorized took out "two for the price of one". Being insulted by what Soleimani was saying , naturally, is not a legal justification of any sort. In the audio from Florida, CNN reported, "Trump did not describe an "imminent threat" but "described Suleimani as a "noted terrorist" who "was down on our list". (more...)
Sen. Cornyn Disputes GAO Report on Trump, Slams Lev Parnas Sen. Cornyn Disputes GAO Report on Trump, Slams Lev Parnas
- January 21, 2020

Brennan pressed Cornyn on whether recent allegations by Lev Parnas , who claimed in an MSNBC interview that Rudy Giuliani acted as a personal lawyer to Trump when he went to Ukraine in order to gather evidence against the Bidens, should be included in the Senate trial. (more...)
Australian government launches tourism campaign after bush fire devastation Australian government launches tourism campaign after bush fire devastation
- January 21, 2020

Through Tourism Australia, the government is providing an additional $9.5 million for its global media and travel trade hosting program, as well as $6.5 million to support tourism businesses attending at its annual trade event. "This is about getting more visitors to keep local businesses alive and protect local jobs across the country, particularly in the directly devastated areas like Kangaroo Island and the Adelaide Hills, the Blue Mountains and along the NSW coast and East Gippsland in ... (more...)
Zelensky to come on World Economic Forum on January 22 Zelensky to come on World Economic Forum on January 22
- January 20, 2020

Among the speakers of this year's gathering are the U.S. President Donald Trump , German Chancellor Angela Merkel , President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde , activist on climate and ecological issues Greta Thunberg , and others. (more...)
Hong Kong police arrests organiser of protest after rally turns violent Hong Kong police arrests organiser of protest after rally turns violent
- January 20, 2020

They built barricades with railings, traffic cones and umbrellas in the vicinity of Des Voeux Road Central and Ice House Street and threw bricks onto the roads. What started as a peaceful anti-government protest with tens and thousands of people marching the streets escalated into chaotic scenes with police firing tear gas in order to disperse the crowd. (more...)
Governor rejects Kerala government's explanation on CAA suit Governor rejects Kerala government's explanation on CAA suit
- January 20, 2020

Taking objection to the state government moving the Supreme Court against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act ( CAA ) "without consulting" him, the governor has sought a report from the Chief Secretary. The Governor, who has made his displeasure known public, had told reporters in Delhi that as per Rules of Business Section 34 (2) sub section 5, the state government should inform the Governor on matters that affect the relations between the state and the Centre. (more...)
Putin Confident Of Becoming Russia's Leader For Life After Changing The Constitution Putin Confident Of Becoming Russia's Leader For Life After Changing The Constitution
- January 20, 2020

Kremlin critics have argued that they are meant to allow his rule for life. Mr Mishustin, 53, who ran the country's tax service, was appointed the Prime Minister a day later after being nominated for the post by Mr Putin. He told the prime minister: "The decision by your government to kick the publication of a key report into Russian interference into the long grass is disgraceful, and it is clear that it has been delayed without justification by Downing Street". (more...)
Malaysia says not world's 'dumpster' as it returns plastic waste Malaysia says not world's 'dumpster' as it returns plastic waste
- January 20, 2020

Malaysia has been grappling with an influx of plastic waste from overseas and began cracking down on it hard in 2018 after China took the lead by imposing a ban on imports of plastic waste in January that year. "For now, none of the countries of origin have refused to accept the containers". The good news for Malaysia is that it didn't have to cover the shipping costs; according to Yeo Bee Yin , it was covered by importers and the shipping liners. (more...)
Meng Wanzhou: Extradition hearings to begin for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou: Extradition hearings to begin for Huawei executive
- January 20, 2020

It marks the first phase in what is likely to be a protracted battle: Meng's team is also expected to argue USA and Canadian authorities conspired against her , breaching her rights when Canadian border guards detained her for hours prior to her arrest by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in December 2018 on suspicion of fraud and breaching United States sanctions on Iran. (more...)
Norway Right-wing party quits government over jihadi spouse repatriation Norway Right-wing party quits government over jihadi spouse repatriation
- January 20, 2020

Most of Norway's governments since the 1970s have ruled with a minority and under its constitution the next election can not be held until September 2021. In November, Germany repatriated a woman suspected of being an IS member along with her three children. The decision to allow her back into Norway had triggered heated debate. (more...)
Tear gas, arrests in new anti-Macron demo in Paris Tear gas, arrests in new anti-Macron demo in Paris
- January 20, 2020

Young people wearing masks shouted "revolution" as tear gas drifted by the Bastille, the square where the French revolution erupted in 1789. Video showed protesters, angry with Macron over his controversial pension reform agenda, chanting and yelling. (more...)

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