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Boeing makes it official: 737 Max plane won
Boeing makes it official: 737 Max plane won't be back until summer. Could it be later?

Airlines have already moved the 737 Max back in their schedules. Boeing makes it official: The planes will miss at least part of the summer travel season.

Senators can only drink water or milk during the impeachment trial
Senators can only drink water or milk during the impeachment trial

The just-starting Senate impeachment trial of President Trump has resurfaced reminders of what isn't allowed in the room where it happens: talking, electronics, questions from the press, among other things. And while it's true that coffee and other non-water drinks are always barred from the Senate floor, Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) has just generously reminded us that another liquid will be available for slurping come trial time.> Sen. Rick Scott tells me the rules only allow senators to drink water and milk on the Senate floor during the impeachment trial> > -- Matt Laslo (@MattLaslo) January 21, 2020Yes, because one senator desperately needed a dose of dairy back in 1966, milk is...

Hillary Clinton Claims
Hillary Clinton Claims 'Nobody Likes' Sanders: 'He Was a Career Politician'

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton heavily criticized Senator Bernie Sanders's campaign in an interview released Tuesday, and said she's "not going to go there yet" when asked if she would endorse the Vermont Senator in the general election.Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the release of a docu-series called Hillary, Clinton confirmed that she stood by comments made about Sanders in the documentary."He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It's all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into," Clinton reportedly says.The...

Vital Hasson, the Jew who worked for the Nazis, hunted down refugees and tore apart families in WWII Greece
Vital Hasson, the Jew who worked for the Nazis, hunted down refugees and tore apart families in WWII Greece

I learned a lesson when conducting research for my recently published book, "Family Papers: a Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century." I had discovered the story of a young Jewish man forgotten to history until now, a story that taught me that neither cultural affiliation nor family history is a reliable predictor of future behavior. In short, identity is not destiny, and all of us can fall prey to the tides of history. Vital Hasson was a native of Thessaloniki, Greece, a cultural capital of the Sephardic Jewish world and a city that once boasted a majority Jewish population, who knew their home as Salonica. He came from an educated, middle-class family of journalists, writers,...

Climate-Neutral Goal in Europe Heads for Government Vote in June
Climate-Neutral Goal in Europe Heads for Government Vote in June

(Bloomberg) -- Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here.The European Union's goal to become the first climate-neutral continent is headed for a major test in June, when national governments may be asked to vote on a law that would make binding the remit set out in the Green Deal.Croatia, which is chairing meetings of the EU member states in the first half of 2020, wants to discuss the details of the planned law in the coming months and seek a common stance before its presidency ends, according to the country's Environment and Energy Minister Tomislav Coric. The law is currently being drafted by the European Commission, the EU's...

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China's former Interpol chief sentenced to 13 years in prison

Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who was detained on a visit to China in 2018, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 13 years in prison for bribery in a case that shook the international police organisation. Meng -- a former vice minister of public security -- is among a growing group of Communist Party cadres caught in President Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign, which critics say has also served as a way to remove the leader's political enemies.

What you need to know about the Microsoft Windows 10 patch
What you need to know about the Microsoft Windows 10 patch

Microsoft has released a patch for a Windows 10 vulnerability that could expose you to breaches or surveillance, the National Security Agency says.

Taal Volcano in the Philippines Has a History of Deadly Eruptions. Here
Taal Volcano in the Philippines Has a History of Deadly Eruptions. Here's What Could Happen Next

The eruption sending a plume ash and steam half a mile into the sky on Tuesday

Dem-Turned-Republican Jeff Van Drew
Dem-Turned-Republican Jeff Van Drew's Former Campaign Manager Joins His Dem Challenger

The former campaign manager of New Jersey republican Jeff Van Drew, who switched parties over impeachment, has signed on to be the campaign manager for Van Drew's Democratic challenger Amy Kennedy.New Jersey local Joshua Roesch said in a statement that despite Van Drew's initial appeal and his track record as a Democrat, the party switch had "betrayed those ideals and everything I thought we were working for.""I wanted to work for the person who I thought would best represent the district I grew up in. I know Amy Kennedy's that candidate because she's dedicated to serving people in our community and doing what's right," Roesch continued. "Amy Kennedy won't turn her back on South Jersey...

Niger sacks army chief after deadliest attacks in years
Niger sacks army chief after deadliest attacks in years

Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou has replaced the head of the army after two of the country's deadliest attacks in living memory killed at least 160 soldiers and prompted a rethink in the battle against jihadist groups, the government said. Ahmed Mohamed led the army for over two years, a period marked by a steep rise in attacks by militants linked to Islamic State and al Qaeda that culminated in a daytime raid on a remote army base on Thursday that killed at least 89 soldiers.

French strikes rumble on as PM vows to
French strikes rumble on as PM vows to 'go to end'

Paris commuters battled to reach work again on Monday as a 40-day-old strike dragged on and France's premier vowed "to go to the end" with the pension reforms that sparked the action. There was still major disruption on the Paris metro and the national railway system, even after Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced a major concession to unions at the weekend. "We are going to go to the end" in implementing the pension reforms, Philippe said on France 2 television late Sunday.

TSMC Hires Ex-Intel Lobbyist to Deal With U.S.-China Tensions
TSMC Hires Ex-Intel Lobbyist to Deal With U.S.-China Tensions

(Bloomberg) -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., a major chipmaker to Apple Inc. and Huawei Technologies Co., has recruited rival Intel Corp.'s former top lobbyist Peter Cleveland to spearhead an unprecedented effort in Washington to mitigate impact from U.S.-Chinese trade tensions.The world's biggest contract chipmaker joins a growing number of companies with Chinese business interests that are stepping up U.S. lobbying, aiming to gauge and lessen the fallout from Washington's ongoing dispute with Beijing. The Taiwanese company indicated in July it was considering starting government relations operations in the U.S.Cleveland, who headed Intel's lobbying effort for over a decade,...

Pentagon chief says no specific evidence Iran was plotting to attack four U.S. embassies
Pentagon chief says no specific evidence Iran was plotting to attack four U.S. embassies

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday said he did not see specific evidence from intelligence officials that Iran was planning to attack four U.S. embassies, an assertion made by President Donald Trump in justifying the killing of Iran's top general. While Esper said he agreed with Trump that additional attacks against U.S. embassies were likely, he said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that Trump's remarks to Fox News were not based on specific evidence on an attack on four embassies.

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Here's Why George Patton Sent American Bombers To Attack A Hawaiian Volcano

A crazy plan.

The U.S. Army Just Picked Its First Robotic Fighting Vehicles
The U.S. Army Just Picked Its First Robotic Fighting Vehicles

The Army's Combat Capabilities Development Command plans to award a contract to QinetiQ North America to build four Robotic Combat Vehicle-Light prototypes and another contract to Textron to build four Robotic Combat Vehicle-Medium prototypes, all for initial tests that will take place in late 2021.

China says world should stick to
China says world should stick to 'One China' after Tsai win

China said Sunday that the world should abide by the idea that there is only one China, ruled by the Communist Party, after Taiwan reelected its democratic leader. "We hope and believe that the international community will continue adhering to the One China principle, understand and support the just cause of Chinese people to oppose the secessionist activities for 'Taiwan independence' and realize national reunification," said a statement from Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party won in a landslide Saturday against pro-China Nationalist Party candidate Han Kuo-yu.

Prague mayor condemns China, unveils Taipei partnership
Prague mayor condemns China, unveils Taipei partnership

The mayor of Prague condemned China as an "unreliable partner" Sunday and told a German newspaper his city will sign a twinning agreement with Taiwan's capital Taipei. The comments by Zdenek Hrib revive an ongoing dispute between Prague and Beijing that has soured Czech-Chinese relations despite a campaign by Czech president Milan Zeman for closer ties between the two countries.

Lebanon denies president welcomed fugitive Ghosn
Lebanon denies president welcomed fugitive Ghosn

The Lebanese presidency on Thursday denied reports that President Michel Aoun had welcomed fugitive former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn upon his arrival in the country. The French-Lebanese tycoon, who had been under house arrest in Japan over several counts of financial misconduct, escaped in mysterious circumstances and arrived in Beirut on Monday. Several media outlets reported that he had been greeted by Aoun but a senior presidency official denied the two men had met.

Floods in Indonesia capital kill 17, force thousands to flee
Floods in Indonesia capital kill 17, force thousands to flee

Severe flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rain in Indonesia's capital have killed 17 people and displaced tens of thousands, a disaster official said Thursday. Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged at least 169 neighborhoods in greater Jakarta and caused landslides in the Bogor and Depok districts on Jakarta's outskirts, National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Agus Wibowo said.

Ghosn flight prompts talk of more curbs in Japan
Ghosn flight prompts talk of more curbs in Japan's strict justice system

Carlos Ghosn's daring flight from Japan, where he was awaiting trial on charges of financial wrongdoing, has revived global criticism of the nation's "hostage justice," but in Japan is prompting talk of reversing more lenient curbs on defendants. Japanese civil rights groups and the main bar lawyers association have long criticized a system that convicts 99.9% of criminal defendants.

China
China's Liu He to sign Phase 1 trade deal in U.S. this week - report

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will visit Washington this week to sign a "Phase 1" trade deal with the United States, the South China Morning Post reported on Monday. "Washington has sent an invitation and Beijing has accepted it," the SCMP quoted a source as saying. Representatives for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the White House could not be immediately reached for comment on the report, which said the Chinese delegation was likely to stay in the United States until the middle of next week.

Police confirm pilot, six passengers died in Hawaii helicopter crash; recovery efforts suspended
Police confirm pilot, six passengers died in Hawaii helicopter crash; recovery efforts suspended

Authorities in Hawaii confirmed there were no survivors of a Thursday helicopter crash and suspended recovery efforts Saturday afternoon.

Joe Biden indicates he would testify in Donald Trump impeachment trial if subpoenaed
Joe Biden indicates he would testify in Donald Trump impeachment trial if subpoenaed

Joe Biden, the US presidential hopeful, has indicated he would comply with a subpoena demanding his testimony in Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, reversing a previous insistence he would dismiss any such request.  Mr Biden, the former US vice president seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2020 election, tweeted that during four decades in both Congress and the White House he had "always complied with a lawful order".  He went a step further while out campaigning in the state of Iowa, telling the audience at a town hall event on Saturday: "I would obey any subpoena that was sent to me".  The new position contradicts the stance Mr Biden, the Democratic primary front-runner, had...

We Iowans will continue to be kind, even as coastal elites
We Iowans will continue to be kind, even as coastal elites' snootiness grates

Laugh with us about the famed butter cow if you must, but don't put us - and our hometowns - down.


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