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U.S. hopes to discuss 'entire strategic framework' with Iraq soon

The United States hopes to discuss the entire strategic framework of its relationship with Iraq soon, a U.S. envoy said on Tuesday, as the fate of a U.S. military mission there remains in doubt after a drone strike that killed an Iranian general. Iraq's parliament has voted to ask the United States to withdraw its 5,000-strong force after the Jan. 3 U.S. drone strike in Baghdad, which killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and the Iraqi leader of a powerful pro-Iran armed faction. Washington has paused some of the military activity of its troops in Iraq, which were invited back into the country in 2014 as part of a mission to fight the Islamic State militant group in both Iraq and...

Latest North Korea quake shows legacy of instability at nuclear test site: South Korea

A small natural earthquake detected in North Korea on Wednesday was likely a result of seismic instability lingering in the area since North Korea conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test in 2017, the South Korean government said. A magnitude 2.5 earthquake was detected at 9:33 a.m. (0033 GMT) in Hamgyong Province, the location of North Korea's shuttered Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, according to South Korea's Meteorological Administration. "It was a natural earthquake, presumably caused by the sixth nuclear test," the administration said in a statement on its website.

Lev Parnas has a ticket to attend President Trump
Lev Parnas has a ticket to attend President Trump's impeachment trial. But his court-ordered ankle monitor has gotten in the way.

Ex-Trump supporter Lev Parnas wanted to attend the impeachment trial. But a judge won't let him remove his ankle monitor, a condition of his bail.

Jared Kushner says Palestine will
Jared Kushner says Palestine will 'screw up' by rejecting peace plan like they have every time 'in their existence'

White House adviser and President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner had some strong words for Palestinians on Tuesday.Kushner, who played a central role in devising the Trump administration's Middle East peace plan unveiled earlier in the day, said during an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour that the proposal offers Palestinians the best chance for a "better life," suggesting it'd be a mistake for them not to accept the offer. If they don't, he said - while placing much of the blame on Palestinian leadership - they'll "screw up" yet another opportunity like they've always done. > Jared Kushner, senior adviser to the President, says the White House's Middle...

Bernie Sanders Surges to Lead in California, Propelled by Liberals
Bernie Sanders Surges to Lead in California, Propelled by Liberals

(Bloomberg) -- Bernie Sanders has not only taken the lead in several recent surveys of voters in Iowa, which holds the first in the nation caucuses on Monday, but he has also pushed to the head of the Democratic field in delegate-rich California.The Vermont senator, who has had strong support from Latinos and young voters, has been propelled into the top spot by voters who self-identify as "very liberal," according to the latest UC Berkeley Institute for Governmental Studies poll, conducted for the Los Angeles Times.Sanders has support from 26% of voters likely to cast ballots in the state's March 3 Democratic primary, drawing support from liberals largely at the expense of Massachusetts...

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Argentina's Clean Energy Future Is at Risk Under New Leadership

(Bloomberg) -- Winds that howl along Argentina's Atlantic coast have long captivated the energy industry. But it wasn't until Mauricio Macri's government offered appealing terms that the country's clean power boom began.Since 2016, billions have flooded into the struggling nation as generators worked to harness those famed gusts, as well as world-class solar conditions. Clean energy attracted about as much money as state-run oil giant YPF SA spent on shale fields regarded as Argentina's golden ticket to a stronger economy.But now hopes for a wind-powered future are fading as Macri's pro-investment experiment collapses into yet another bout of financial turmoil and a jolt back to...

Hong Kong declares Wuhan virus outbreak an
Hong Kong declares Wuhan virus outbreak an 'emergency'

Hong Kong on Saturday declared a new coronavirus outbreak as an "emergency" -- the city's highest warning tier -- as authorities ramped up measures to reduce the risk of further infections. Of the five people who have tested positive for the virus in Hong Kong so far, four arrived via a newly built high-speed train terminal which connects with the mainland. Lam held emergency meetings with health officials on Saturday morning after returning from Davos.

GOP Rolls Out Every Last Excuse to Keep Witnesses Out
GOP Rolls Out Every Last Excuse to Keep Witnesses Out

As he made the closing arguments for the House prosecution, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) finished not with an argument to convict the president but a plea for the Republican senators sitting in the chamber to vote for additional evidence, a critical and increasingly imperiled part of the Democratic strategy in the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump. He appealed to their sense of duty and fairness-and had the GOP side of the room, if not rapt, at least paying attention. And then he got ahead of himself.In the crescendo of his speech, a riff on the difficulty of "moral courage," Schiff raised a CBS News report from Thursday in which an anonymous Trump confidant said the White House had been...

Bodies of U.S. firefighters retrieved from crash site in Australia
Bodies of U.S. firefighters retrieved from crash site in Australia

The bodies of three U.S. firefighters who died in a plane crash earlier this week in Australia's remote bushland while battling a fierce wildfire have been recovered, the police said on Saturday. "I can confirm that the bodies have been recovered," a New South Wales Police spokesperson told Reuters in an e-mail. Coulson Aviation, the private Canadian firm that employed the trio, named them as U.S. military veterans Captain Ian H. McBeth, 44, of Great Falls, Montana, First Officer Paul Clyde Hudson, 42, of Buckeye, Arizona, and Flight Engineer Rick DeMorgan Jr., 43, of Navarre, Florida.

2 lawyers on Trump defense team shared Epstein as a client
2 lawyers on Trump defense team shared Epstein as a client

Two of the lawyers on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team have shared another client: Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr both helped the late hedge fund manager and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein win a lenient sentence for abusing underaged girls. Dershowitz and Starr, both prominent lawyers, are expected to play key roles when Trump's legal team begins presenting its defense on Saturday. Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor emeritus, helped O.J. Simpson win acquittal on murder charges, labeled a woman who was raped by boxer Mike Tyson as "hardly the naive virgin she pretended to be," and famously defended "Queen of Mean" hotelier Leona Helmsley on tax evasion charges.

Chinese University of Minnesota Student Jailed for Anti-Xi Tweets Has Been Released to Wuhan
Chinese University of Minnesota Student Jailed for Anti-Xi Tweets Has Been Released to Wuhan

A Chinese student of the University of Minnesota sentenced to six months in prison for posting tweets critical of president Xi Jinping has been released to his hometown of Wuhan, which is coincidentally under quarantine due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, the Minnesota Star Tribune reported on Friday.The Tribune received a message from student Luo Daiqing's university email address saying he had been released.University of Minnesota spokesman Jake Ricker told the paper that while Luo had attended for the 2018-2019 academic year, the student was not currently enrolled at the University. Ricker said that while the University had learned of Luo's arrest from a Wednesday report on Axios,...

US vice police fired over Stormy Daniels strip-club arrest
US vice police fired over Stormy Daniels strip-club arrest

Two US vice squad police officers were fired for wrongfully arresting porn star Stormy Daniels, who has claimed an affair with President Donald Trump, city officials in Columbus, Ohio confirmed on Friday. Officers Whitney Lancaster and Steven Rosser were ordered dismissed by Columbus Director of Public Safety Ned Pettus on Thursday, according to documents provided by Pettus' office. Two other officers were suspended for the 2018 strip club arrest of Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, at the Sirens Gentlemen's Club on sexual misdemeanor charges.

Pompeo heads to Ukraine next week as impeachment winds down
Pompeo heads to Ukraine next week as impeachment winds down

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Ukraine next week, making his first trip to the country at the heart of President Donald Trump's impeachment. As Trump's Senate trial on impeachment charges continues, the State Department announced Friday that Pompeo would travel to Kiev as part of a five-nation tour of Europe and Central Asia.

FBI Restricts Evidence Collected From Carter Page Surveillance
FBI Restricts Evidence Collected From Carter Page Surveillance

(Bloomberg) -- The FBI has decided to restrict all information collected from surveillance of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page in 2016 and 2017 after serious mistakes were uncovered in court applications for the wiretaps, according to a new court filing.Two of four court applications to conduct surveillance on Page weren't valid because they didn't have sufficient evidence to establish probable cause to believe he was acting as an agent of a foreign power, U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg wrote in an order released Thursday.The FBI acted in response to a blistering report from the Justice Department's internal watchdog that found 17 "significant errors or omissions" in its...

Ukrainian PM Says $5.5 Billion IMF Deal Can Be Sealed by April
Ukrainian PM Says $5.5 Billion IMF Deal Can Be Sealed by April

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up here to receive the Davos Diary, a special daily newsletter that will run from Jan. 20-24.Ukraine can finalize a $5.5 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund in the first quarter, according to the eastern European country's prime minister.The government reached a staff-level agreement in December that needs sign-off from the Washington-based lender's board following the completion by Ukraine of conditions known as prior actions."We don't have any disputes," Oleksiy Honcharuk said Wednesday in an interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. "It's a working process that requires some time."The government had hoped for preliminary approval...

At least 1 dead, 7 injured in shooting outside McDonald
At least 1 dead, 7 injured in shooting outside McDonald's in downtown Seattle

At least one person was killed and seven others injured after a shooting in front of a McDonald's in downtown Seattle on Wednesday night.

Haiti pushes foster homes to counter problems in orphanages
Haiti pushes foster homes to counter problems in orphanages

Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Rose Boncoeur brought two emaciated little girls to live in her modest home in Haiti as part of a reform drive aimed at keeping children out of orphanages. The government of the Americas' poorest country is pushing to deinstitutionalize children so as to avoid the darkest sides of orphanage life -- trafficking of kids or even worse abuse. Boncoeur gets no financial help to feed or clothe her two charges, and is forced to ask people for used clothing for her foster children -- sisters, aged eight months and three years.

Jeff Bezos breaks silence after reports that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked his phone by commemorating the journalist whose killing was linked to the Saudi government
Jeff Bezos breaks silence after reports that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked his phone by commemorating the journalist whose killing was linked to the Saudi government

The photo shared on Twitter shows Jeff Bezos attending a vigil in 2019 commemorating the one-year anniversary of the death of Jamal Khashoggi.

Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced in murder-for-hire plot
Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

A former Oklahoma zookeeper and one-time candidate for governor was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plot and violating federal wildlife laws. A federal judge in Oklahoma City sentenced 56-year-old Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage - who is also known as "Joe Exotic" - for trying to arrange the killing of a Florida animal sanctuary founder who criticized his treatment of animals. The woman, Carole Baskin, wasn't harmed.

The nasty spyware likely used to hack Jeff Bezos lets governments secretly access everything in your smartphone, from text messages to the microphone and cameras - here
The nasty spyware likely used to hack Jeff Bezos lets governments secretly access everything in your smartphone, from text messages to the microphone and cameras - here's how it works

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had his iPhone hacked, enabling hackers to access his private data. Here's how the hacking software linked to Bezos' hack works.

26 Coffee Makers for Every Type of Coffee Drinker
26 Coffee Makers for Every Type of Coffee Drinker

This 26-year-old former truck driver is running for Congress, and he
This 26-year-old former truck driver is running for Congress, and he's betting big that TikTok will help get him elected

Joshua Collins is ditching traditional ads to raise money and find volunteers through TikTok, which other politicians have been slow to adopt.

WWII-era ammunition found at Tesla factory site near Berlin
WWII-era ammunition found at Tesla factory site near Berlin

Authorities in Germany say 85 kilograms (187 pounds) of World War II ammunition have been found on the site where Tesla plans to build its first European factory. Local newspaper Maerkische Oderzeitung quoted officials in Brandenburg on Wednesday as saying they estimate about 25 unexploded bombs could be found at the partially wooded site on the outskirts of Berlin, the German capital. Thousands of unexploded bombs dropped over Nazi Germany by American, British and Russian forces remain undiscovered even 75 years after the end of the war.

Indonesia detains American journalist over visa regulations

An American journalist is facing up to five years in an Indonesian jail and a fine on charges of violating immigration regulations, a lawyer and officials said Wednesday. Philip Jacobson of California was detained Tuesday in Palangkaraya city on Borneo island. The government has promised to ease visa restrictions for international media since President Joko Widodo took office in 2014.

Confused, Iran Scrambles to Figure Out Trump
Confused, Iran Scrambles to Figure Out Trump

In the wake of the U.S. killing of General Qasem Soleimani of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Iran is scrambling to figure out how to respond to President Trump. Throughout 2019, Iran ratcheted up threats and tensions, targeting oil tankers in the Gulf, Saudi Arabia, and U.S. troops in Iraq via proxies, testing Washington's response. The decision to kill Soleimani, who arrived at Baghdad International Airport without any apparent suspicion of his impending death, threw down a gauntlet to Tehran that left the Ayatollah and the IRGC grasping for response options. This is a lesson to be learned from the recent Iran tensions: The U.S. can strike back at Iran and its allies...

The impeachment rules fight is another blowup in the slow destruction of Congress
The impeachment rules fight is another blowup in the slow destruction of Congress

If politics is just warfare by other means, both Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer have decided to drag out the heavy artillery in advance of the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump.The Senate majority leader's rules proposal passed, thanks to the simple majority required, which itself is part of a pitted landscape in the upper chamber after nearly 20 years of partisan one-upmanship. That proposal will govern a process that might be more about settling scores with the House and with the Senate Democratic minority than it has to do with Trump or his handling of Ukraine aid.One has to wonder just how much of this will have to do with the case against the president at all. It's just...

Warren lands key endorsements ahead of New Hampshire primary
Warren lands key endorsements ahead of New Hampshire primary

The endorsements come at a critical time for Warren, who has fallen significantly in recent polling out the Granite State

No Date For Phase-Two Talks With U.S., Says China Trade Team Member
No Date For Phase-Two Talks With U.S., Says China Trade Team Member

(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. The U.S. and China haven't set a timetable for the next phase of their trade negotiations, according to an official directly involved in the talks.The focus for now is on implementing the phase-one deal, Ning Jizhe said Tuesday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Ning is the deputy head of China's top economic planner, the National Development and Reform Commission, and also runs the statistics bureau.U.S. President Donald Trump has said phase-two talks will start "as soon as" the phase-one agreement "kicks in." He has said he will travel to Beijing to begin...

A Michigan state senator who said boys could
A Michigan state senator who said boys could 'have a lot of fun' with a female reporter has now been accused of sexual harassment

Michigan Sen. Peter Lucido who came under fire for sexist comments made to a female reporter faces sexual harassment accusations from a fellow senator.

Senators reportedly wore Apple Watches to the impeachment trial, seemingly violating the electronics ban
Senators reportedly wore Apple Watches to the impeachment trial, seemingly violating the electronics ban

The senators, plus one aide, were reportedly wearing smart watches that could be used to text and make calls.

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The U.S.'s Next Aircraft Carrier Named After Doris Miller, Hero of Pearl Harbor

Miller heroically fought back against the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor.

Trump administration plans to add Nigeria and six other nations to travel ban list: reports
Trump administration plans to add Nigeria and six other nations to travel ban list: reports

The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries - Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania - to its travel ban list, U.S. media reports said on Tuesday. Some countries will face bans only on some visa categories, the Wall Street Journal reported. The list of countries was not final and could yet change, website Politico said.

The real problem with McConnell
The real problem with McConnell's impeachment rules

The principle behind guaranteeing a speedy trial is that the accused, then presumed innocent, should not endlessly languish behind bars for a crime he perhaps did not commit. But those ignorant of the concept might be forgiven if, first introduced to it via the rules proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for President Trump's impeachment trial, they came away convinced it meant the proceedings must be done at double time, charging toward a verdict even if it requires marching straight through the night.McConnell's proposed rules, to be voted on after amendments and debate Tuesday evening, have two chief features, of which the compressed timeline is but one. His...

McConnell Redraws His Impeachment
McConnell Redraws His Impeachment 'Roadmap' on Day One

The impeachment trial of President Trump began in earnest on Tuesday-and the historic proceedings kicked off not with opening arguments in the case but with a bitter fight over the rules that will govern the process. After weeks of private negotiations and public squabbling with Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced his proposed rules for the trial on Monday night that, among other things, offered each side up to 24 hours of argument spread over the course of just two days each, stipulated that a vote was needed to enter the House's body of evidence into the record, and mandated that additional witnesses and evidence could be voted upon only after the...

I worked for Hillary Clinton. Her attacks on Bernie Sanders are a big mistake
I worked for Hillary Clinton. Her attacks on Bernie Sanders are a big mistake

Why is Clinton amplifying destructive myths about Sanders and his supporters just weeks before the primaries begin?In a new Hulu documentary and Hollywood Reporter interview, Hillary Clinton perpetuates the false narrative that Bernie Sanders supporters are largely a gang of raging "bros" who spend all day trolling his opponents online. "It's his online Bernie bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women," Clinton said.The myth that Sanders supporters are predominantly raging young white "bros" whose driving purpose is to viciously troll and harass his adversaries took hold during the 2016 election and has been pushed relentlessly by his 2020...

AOC Claims Democrats Are
AOC Claims Democrats Are 'Center-Conservative' Party, Says Progressive Members Are Trying to Change That

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) knocked the Democratic Party on Monday for being too moderate."We don't have a left party in the United States. The Democratic Party is not a left party," Ocasio-Cortez told an audience at an event marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day, sparking applause. "The Democratic Party is a center or a center-conservative party.""We can't even get a floor vote on Medicare-for-all, not even a floor vote that gets voted down," Ocasio-Cortez went on. "We can't even get a vote on it. So this is not a left party. There are left members inside the Democratic Party that are working to try to make that shift...

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Trump's impeachment team is so worried that John Bolton could sink his defense that it has drawn up plans to make him testify behind closed doors

New witnesses could be compelled to testify behind closed doors, and Bolton in a classified setting, according to the reports.

The Air Force
The Air Force's New B-21 Stealth Bomber Will Be a High-Tech Doomsday Machine

Armed with nukes too.

Trump, GOP allies reportedly have plans to make sure John Bolton doesn
Trump, GOP allies reportedly have plans to make sure John Bolton doesn't testify in the impeachment trial

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton has said he is willing to testify at President Trump's Senate impeachment trial, and "Trump's legal defense team and Senate GOP allies are quietly gaming out contingency plans" to make sure that doesn't happen, The Washington Post reports.Under rules proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate won't vote on whether to allow testimony from new witnesses or other new evidence until after House impeachment managers and Trump's team lay out their arguments and senators ask questions, and four Republicans would have to join all 47 Democrats to approve witnesses. If 51 senators allow subpoenaing witnesses,...

Britain
Britain's EU Journey: When De Gaulle said 'non' twice

Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout 2020. This series of stories chronicles Britain's tortured relationship with Europe from the post-World War II years to the present.

Under McConnell
Under McConnell's rules, Trump's impeachment trial could last well past midnight or end immediately

The Senate will vote Tuesday on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-K.Y.) proposed rules for President Trump's impeachment trial. If they approve the rules, the senators will be voting for some very late nights at the office.McConnell's rules allow 24 hours for opening arguments over two sessions. If Trump's team and the House Democratic impeachment managers use all their time, it "could push testimony past midnight," The Washington Post reports. That would be a long time for senators to sit quietly without checking their phones, assuming they show up for the trial, but arguably worse for Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.> Roberts should insist that he will...

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Mitch McConnell's Impeachment Rules Are a Sham, and Donald Trump Attorney Ken Starr Knows It

During the impeachment of Bill Clinton, Ken Starr, now one of the major new additions to Donald Trump's legal team, argued that a president under investigation for criminal conduct must not be permitted to use governmental authority to embargo witnesses or hide the evidence against him. Starr's arguments before Congress as a prosecutor decades ago apply directly to the upcoming Senate trial of Donald Trump, and the assiduous efforts of Mitch McConnell and his fellow GOP Senators to engineer a sham trial.Start with McConnell, who for weeks has insisted that the Senate will "exactly" follow the procedures employed during the trial of Bill Clinton. Under those rules, the Senate formally...

McConnell Plans Tighter Timeline in Trump Impeachment Trial
McConnell Plans Tighter Timeline in Trump Impeachment Trial

(Bloomberg) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to give House impeachment managers just two days to prosecute their case against President Donald Trump -- a move that accelerates the timetable for a trial Republicans intend to end in a quick acquittal.The resolution, which was released Monday, gives House managers and Trump's defense 24 hours of floor time each to make their arguments, but limits them to just two days each, instead of the three allowed in Bill Clinton's 1999 impeachment trial. The rules would also allow the president's team to seek a quick dismissal of the charges, though many Republican senators have said they should at least hear the case.The White House...

White House to Block Possible Testimony from Lev Parnas: Report
White House to Block Possible Testimony from Lev Parnas: Report

The White House will block any attempt to summon Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas to testify in the Senate impeachment trial, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.Parnas, who was involved in Giuliani's efforts to dig up dirt on Joe Biden, made explosive claims regarding President Trump's involvement in Ukraine during a series of interviews released on Wednesday."President Trump knew exactly what was going on," Parnas said in an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. "He was aware of all my movements. I wouldn't do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani or the President."Parnas accused Attorney General William Barr of being aware of Giuliani's and Trump's actions...

As Impeachment Trial Looms, Trump
As Impeachment Trial Looms, Trump's Legal Team Insists President Did 'Absolutely Nothing Wrong'

The brief from Trump's lawyers offered the most detailed glimpse of the lines of defense they intend to use

Public uproar in protest-hit Lebanon over FM
Public uproar in protest-hit Lebanon over FM's Davos invite

The planned participation of Lebanon's outgoing foreign minister at this week's World Economic Forum has sparked a public outcry in the protest-hit country, prompting calls to overturn his invitation. Gebran Bassil, who remains as foreign minister in a caretaker capacity, has consistently come under fire from demonstrators mobilised since October 17 to demand the removal of a political class they deem incompetent and corrupt.

The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Martin Luther King Day
The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Martin Luther King Day

This Martin Luther King Day, you can get great discounts on top-rated products like Gravity Blankets, iRobot Roombas, travel mugs, and more at Amazon.

Reports of China
Reports of China's coronavirus jumped over the weekend, and scientists are worried

The number of reported cases of a pneumonia virus spreading through China jumped over the weekend, CNN reports, bringing the total to 201. On Friday, there were 62 reported cases of the illness in China. By Monday, another 139 cases had been reported, and three people had died. The virus, which originated in a wildlife market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, has also spread to other countries, including South Korea, Thailand, and Japan, CNN reports.Health authorities say the pathogen is a new strain of coronavirus, which CNN explains is "in the same family of the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)." Its symptoms include fever and shortness of breath, QZ...

U.S.-bound migrant caravan in tense standoff at border between Mexico and Guatemala
U.S.-bound migrant caravan in tense standoff at border between Mexico and Guatemala

A large caravan of Central Americans was preparing to cross the Guatemalan border into Mexico on Monday, posing a potential challenge to the Mexican government's pledge to help the United States contain mass movements of migrants. The migrants were massed on a bridge connecting the two countries early on Monday morning in what appeared to be a tense standoff with Mexican migration officials and soldiers. U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to punish Mexico and Central American countries economically if they fail to curb migrant flows, resulting in a series of agreements aimed at taking pressure off the United States in absorbing the numbers.

U.S. checks travelers as China confirms virus spreads between people
U.S. checks travelers as China confirms virus spreads between people

Passengers arriving in the U.S. from the city at the center of the coronavirus outbreak are now being screened, as officials confirm "limited" human-to-human transmission.


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