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Pompeo appeared to coordinate with Giuliani on Ukraine, new documents show

Pompeo appeared to coordinate with Giuliani on Ukraine, new documents showWhile the impeachment proceedings are now over, ongoing lawsuits and upcoming books are expected to reveal still more details about the campaign to have Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pursue the investigations Trump wanted.




POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2020 2:28 PM

10,000 mourn victims of racist shooting rampage in Germany

10,000 mourn victims of racist shooting rampage in GermanyAround 10,000 protesters marched through the central German town of Hanau on Sunday to mourn the nine people who were killed by an immigrant-hating gunman four days ago. “These days and hours are the blackest and darkest our town has ever experienced during peace times,” Hanau mayor Claus Kaminsky told the somber crowds, according to the German news agency dpa. Five of the victims were reported to be Turkish citizens.




POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2020 2:00 PM

California woman, boyfriend accused of killing 3 roommates over rent argument

California woman, boyfriend accused of killing 3 roommates over rent argumentThe California couple are in jail in Nevada awaiting extradition on three counts of murder possibly stemming from a rent dispute, police said.




POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2020 1:28 PM

Virus 'peaked' in China but could trigger global pandemic: WHO

Virus 'peaked' in China but could trigger global pandemic: WHOThe World Health Organization on Monday said the new coronavirus epidemic had "peaked" in China but warned that a surge in cases elsewhere was "deeply concerning" and all countries should prepare for a "potential pandemic". WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the peak in China occurred between January 23 and February 2 and the number of new cases there "has been declining steadily since then". "This virus can be contained," he told reporters in Geneva, praising China for helping to prevent an even bigger spread of the disease through unprecedented lockdowns and quarantines in or near the outbreak's epicentre.




POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2020 3:18 PM

Israel targets Islamic Jihad in Syria and Gaza

Israel targets Islamic Jihad in Syria and GazaThe hostilities came after militants attempted to plant explosives next to Gaza border, and dozens of rockets were fired at Israel, military said.




POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2020 8:59 AM

Photos show what Italy is like under lockdown as the country becomes Europe's epicenter of the coronavirus with more than 200 cases reported in 3 days

Photos show what Italy is like under lockdown as the country becomes Europe's epicenter of the coronavirus with more than 200 cases reported in 3 daysAuthorities have closed down 12 Italian towns as they try to stop the virus from spreading. Photos show what it looks like on the ground.




POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2020 1:22 PM

The Dow is on pace for its biggest 1-day drop in 3 years

The Dow is on pace for its biggest 1-day drop in 3 yearsCoronavirus fears have led to a stock plunge.The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 979 points, or 3.4 percent, lower at Monday's opening, putting it on pace for its biggest one-day point drop in three years, per CNBC. The record currently belongs to a 1,175-point decline in February 2018. At the moment, the drop is the third-highest in that timeframe, and the Dow has erased its gains for the year, per Bloomberg.> S&P 500 registers its biggest drop since August, Dow Jones erased its gains for the year. BQMarketNow> > Read more: https://t.co/VSYdnuxalD pic.twitter.com/7B4Ysxdp6S> > -- BloombergQuint (@BloombergQuint) February 24, 2020The other major indexes, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite, fell 3.2 percent and 4 percent, respectively, and several major industries, especially those that rely heavily on Chinese consumers, have also taken hits as a result of the virus' global spread, which now has countries like Italy, Iran, and South Korea undertaking significant measures to contain it. > More stats on the coronavirus's impact on global business:> > -$29 billion loss in airline revenue > -China auto sales down 92% > -387 Procter & Gamble suppliers in China interrupted > -Adidas sales in China down 85%https://t.co/P86EPreRrg> > -- Jeff Giesea (@jeffgiesea) February 22, 2020More stories from theweek.com Harvard scientist predicts coronavirus will infect up to 70 percent of humanity Warren Buffett says he'd 'certainly' vote for Mike Bloomberg, but will have to 'see what happens' with Bernie Sanders Don't panic about Bernie




POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2020 10:17 AM

How China Is Humiliating Pakistan

How China Is Humiliating PakistanPakistan sees itself as a major regional power but recent events show that Beijing considers Pakistan little more than a subordinate colony to be exploited but not heard.




POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2020 7:30 PM

Crackdown on immigrants using public benefits takes effect

Crackdown on immigrants using public benefits takes effectWith new rules taking effect on Monday that disqualify more people from green cards if they use government benefits, droves of immigrants, including citizens and legal residents, have dropped social services they or their children may be entitled to out of fear they will be kicked out of the United States.




POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2020 1:04 PM

Senate FISA Abuse Investigation to Focus on Mystery Source Who Contradicted Steele Dossier

Senate FISA Abuse Investigation to Focus on Mystery Source Who Contradicted Steele DossierSenator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) on Sunday told Fox News the Senate's investigation into FBI abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act will focus on interviews the agency conducted with a Russian source who contradicted much of the information in the Steele dossier."The first thing I want to do is call the people who heard from Russian sub-source that this dossier is a bunch of bar talk and hearsay," Graham said on Fox's Sunday Morning Futures. "I want to find out when did [former FBI director James] Comey and [former FBI deputy director Andrew] McCabe understand it was not reliable and start from there."The source, known in the Justice Department Inspector General's report as "Primary Sub-Source," was former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele's only direct contact in Russia for the allegations contained in the dossier. However, the IG report states that the primary sub-source told the FBI and Justice Department that Steele's allegations were false or misleading, including the assertion of Page's involvement in what the dossier terms a "well-developed conspiracy of cooperation" between the Trump campaign and Russian government."The Primary Sub-source made statements during his/her January 2017 FBI interview that were inconsistent with multiple sections of the Steele reports, including some that were relied upon in the FISA applications," the IG report states.Following the publication of the IG report, prominent Republicans called for an overhaul of the FISA system to prevent future abuses. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported the Trump administration is considering doing just that before FISA legislation is set to expire in March.




POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2020 9:04 AM

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