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Palestinians cut all ties with Israel, US: Abbas

Palestinians cut all ties with Israel, US: Abbas Get our best delivered to your inbox . The Israeli army said on Saturday that Palestinians in Gaza fired an unspecified "projectile" into Israel at night, the latest in a series of rocket and mortar fire since Wednesday, a day after Trump unveiled his plan. [Full Article...]

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani unloads on "backstabber" John Bolton

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani unloads on Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . Bolton said earlier this month he was willing to testify before the Senate. The voting paved the way for President Donald Trump's acquittal on two articles of impeachment passed by the House. [Full Article...]

Chinese communities rattled by virus, cancel new year events

Chinese communities rattled by virus, cancel new year events The Northcote Chinese New Year Festival this year features food and cultural stalls, musical items including from world renowned New Zealand violinist Hannah Fang who will perform immediately after the opening ceremony at 11.45am. "When the outbreak persists to the forthcoming months, United States movie companies may also experience huge losses as many United States box office hits such as" Jojo ... [Full Article...]

Fox Channels Pulled From Roku In Carriage Flap Before Super Bowl LIV

However, device makers like Roku typically seek payments from content suppliers like Fox for distribution on their platforms (whereas pay-TV companies compensate networks with carriage fees). The NFL said the platforms will be "free on all devices". "Fox's leading suite of apps will continue to be available on the Roku platform". The dispute could be a big blow to Fox prior to Sunday's match-up be... [Full Article...]

Iraq president appoints Mohammed Allawi as new PM

Iraq president appoints Mohammed Allawi as new PM On Wednesday, President Barham Saleh gave parliamentary blocs until February 1 to select a premier candidate, or said he would exercise his constitutional powers and choose one himself. Parliament is expected to put his candidacy to a vote in the next session once a formal letter declaring Allawi as a nominee from the president is submitted, after which he has 30 days to formulate a government pro... [Full Article...]

Budget 2020: New 'optional' income tax slabs with reduced rates announced

Budget 2020: New 'optional' income tax slabs with reduced rates announced India's growth has slowed as debt problems at banks have choked business and consumer spending in Asia's third-largest economy. MUMBAI -India's economy grew five percent a year ago, its slowest expansion since the 2008 global financial crisis, official data showed Friday, underlining the challenges facing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. [Full Article...]

Shots fired near Mar-a-Lago after driver breaches security checkpoint

Shots fired near Mar-a-Lago after driver breaches security checkpoint Investigators said the vehicle was soon located and two individuals were taken into custody. The Sheriff's Office is expected to give a more detailed statement on the incident later in the day. Roemhild is an opera singer and was in West Palm Beach for a show, and she did not have a prior criminal history. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the incident. [Full Article...]

Coronavirus death toll increases, here's the latest update on cases

Coronavirus death toll increases, here's the latest update on cases Meanwhile, the evacuations of hundreds of foreign nationals from Wuhan to their respective countries has begun. Yesterday's figures covered the previous 24 hours and represented an increase of 38 deaths and 1,737 cases to 7,711. With fluctuating numbers of cases and deaths, scientists are only able to produce a rough estimate of the fatality rate and it's likely many milder cases of the virus ar... [Full Article...]

UAE confirms 4 cases of new Chinese virus

UAE confirms 4 cases of new Chinese virus Here are the latest developments. The nationwide death toll from China's viral epidemic has leapt to 170, the government said on Thursday, with more than 1,700 new infections confirmed. The passengers have been assigned to living quarters at the air reserve base and have agreed to stay there voluntarily for up to three days. Before they headed to California, the passengers had already underg... [Full Article...]

Indian police rescue 23 children held hostage by criminal

Indian police rescue 23 children held hostage by criminal The hostage drama is unfolding in Mohammadabad area of the district where Subhash Batham , an accused in a murder case, recently out on bail, had invited local children to celebrate his birthday and then locked them in. However, when the MLA arrived, the man fired from inside the house. "On learning that he had firing capabilities and after his bomb-threats, all senior police officials chose to... [Full Article...]

NPR's Kelly defends 1st Amendment rights after Pompeo encounter

NPR's Kelly defends 1st Amendment rights after Pompeo encounter To say that this administration is the most "transparent" in history, as it's been described many times by President Trump, is laughable on its face, were it not so tragic. Democrats want former National Security Advisor John Bolton to testify, but if they fail to persuade the Senate to vote for that move on Friday, the trial could end with a vote to acquit Trump. [Full Article...]

IBM CEO to step down in April

IBM CEO to step down in April Ginni Rometty is leaving the role of IBM CEO, the company says . Krishna now serves as the SVP for IBM's cloud and cognitive software unit. Previously, he was general manager of IBM's Systems and Technology Group's development and manufacturing organisation. [Full Article...]

US NRF welcomes signing of USMCA legislation

US NRF welcomes signing of USMCA legislation The signing ceremony was attended by GM chief executive Mary Barra who praised the deal saying it is "vital to the success of the North American auto industry ". "The agreement signed today also protects our south-bound, commonly named cheeses and it modernizes regulatory transparency measures", he said. Trump began his speech by promoting the newly signed trade deal and continued to boast ... [Full Article...]

Palestinians tell us what they really think about Trump's so-called 'Peace Plan'

Palestinians tell us what they really think about Trump's so-called 'Peace Plan' This follows President Trump's presentation of his plan as a "realistic two-state solution". Pakistan stated that while supporting a two-State solution, as enshrined in the Security Council and UN General Assembly resolutions, it wishes to establish a viable, independent and contiguous Palestinian state, based on borders before 1967, and Al-Quds Al-Sharif ( Jerusalem ) as its capital. [Full Article...]

Facebook to pay $550 million over facial recognition tagging system

Facebook to pay $550 million over facial recognition tagging system Importantly, the settlement still needs to be approved by the district court. "We now have more than 1,000 engineers working on privacy-related projects and helping to build out this program", Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told analysts yesterday. [Full Article...]

White House Threatens To Block Publication Of John Bolton’s Book

White House Threatens To Block Publication Of John Bolton’s Book A copy of Mr Bolton's manuscript was reportedly sent to the White House weeks ago for review. They asked more general questions about when the U.S. Neither his publisher nor lawyer immediately responded to requests for comment. Rudy Giuliani tore into former national security advisor John Bolton as a "swamp creature" as Senate Republicans strategized over whether to call in a witness t... [Full Article...]

Jean Carroll requests Trump's DNA related to sexual assault allegation

Jean Carroll requests Trump's DNA related to sexual assault allegation As part of those proceedings, her lawyer filed a court notice asking that Trump take a physical examination to compare his DNA with that of an "unidentified male" present on a black dress Carroll says she was wearing on the day she was allegedly raped. [Full Article...]

You can finally pre-order Samsung’s long-lasting Galaxy Book S

You can finally pre-order Samsung’s long-lasting Galaxy Book S When you unfold the Galaxy Fold, you can access the 7.3-inch tablet-sized screen inside; when closed, the smaller 4.6-inch screen on the outside becomes the main display . The Galaxy S20 gets three, while the S20+ one-ups that with four. This is coupled with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.0 aperture, a 5-megapixel macro camera with an f/2.4 aperture, and a 5-megapixel depth sen... [Full Article...]

Hong Kong prepares for the spread of coronavirus

Hong Kong prepares for the spread of coronavirus With the deadly coronavirus spreading throughout the world, Google is temporarily closing all of its offices in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan due to the threat to health. Tesla's new electric vehicle factory in Shanghai, which delivered its first China-made Model 3 last month, is now shut down under a government order, the company's finance chief Zach Kirkhorn said in an earnings call Wed... [Full Article...]

Airlines suspend flights to China amid outbreak

Airlines suspend flights to China amid outbreak Air Canada joins a number of airlines in halting flights to mainland China. Flights departing Canada will operate on Wednesday, and the return flights will operate from Beijing and Shanghai on Thursday, January 30. Reports out of the White House indicate the government is considering canceling all flights between the United States and China. Several countries have stopped flights into the... [Full Article...]


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