Sunday, January 19, 2020

Trump, who wanted a TV legal team, is ‘distracted’ by impeachment trial, source says – CNN

(CNN) Donald Trump has appeared "distracted" by the impeachment trial that begins on Tuesday, according to a source close to the White House who speaks to the President regularly."Why are they doing this to me," the source quoted Trump as saying repeatedly, telling people around him Friday night at Mar-a-Lago that he "can't understand why…

Protests turn violent in streets of Beirut, Lebanon – CNN

8.32M Want to watch this again later? Sign in to add this video to a playlist. Sign in Like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Don't like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Published on Jan 18, 2020CNN's Ben Wedeman reports from Beirut, Lebanon, as…

UFC 246 predictions — Conor McGregor vs. Cowboy Cerrone: Fight card, odds, expert picks, date – CBS Sports

It has been a long time since fans and media have had to make a prediction for a Conor McGregor fight. After more than a year out of action, the former featherweight and lightweight champion is set to return to the Octagon when he faces Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246. Despite…

‘It’s going to be devastating’: Senators gear up for no-talking, no-electronics impeachment trial rules – CNN

Washington (CNN)The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will be an unusual event in more ways than one.It will mark only the third time in American history that a President faces a Senate impeachment trial. The trial is expected to interfere with -- if not halt entirely -- the usual business of the Senate and…

Middle East

Libya’s Haftar, Serraj did not meet officially during Moscow talks: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Libya’s warring leaders did not meet officially during indirect peace talks held in Moscow on Monday, the Interfax news agency cited a member of the Russian delegation, which mediated the talks together with Turkey, as saying. Fayez al-Serraj, who heads Libya’s Tripoli-based internationally recognized government, signed a ceasefire agreement at the talks.…
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France urges Iran to avoid exacerbating tensions in Middle East: President

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron waits for a guest on the steps of the Elysee palace in Paris, France, January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Christian HartmannPARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron urged Iran on Tuesday to avoid any actions that could worsen tensions in the Middle East after the killing of a top Iranian commander,…

Iran ‘standing down’ after missile strikes – Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'Iran appears to be standing down' - Trump delivers a statement at the White HouseUS President Donald Trump has said Iran "appears to be standing down" after it fired missiles at air bases housing US forces in Iraq.Mr Trump, in a televised address from the White House,…

France’s Macron discusses Middle East tensions with Iraq’s Salih and UAE

France's President Emmanuel Macron and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou (not pictured) give a news conference during a ceremony paying homage to Niger soldiers killed in an attack on a military camp which Islamic State claimed responsibility for in Niamey, Niger December 22, 2019. REUTERS/ Tagaza DjiboPARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron agreed with his…

Turkey in touch with Iran, U.S. and aims to cool tensions

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will work to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the United States and has been in contact with both parties after U.S. forces killed a top Iranian military commander last week, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to media next to Foreign Minister…

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Amazon’s fresh $1B investment in India is not a big favor, says India trade minister

India’s trade minister isn’t impressed with Amazon’s new $1 billion investment in the country. A day after Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos announced that his company is pumping in an additional $1 billion into its India operations, making the total local investment to date $6.5 billion, the nation’s trade minister Piyush Goyal said Amazon’s investment…

2020 is prime time for Putin

Samantha Vinograd is a CNN national security analyst. She is a senior adviser at the University of Delaware's Biden Institute, which is not affiliated with the Biden campaign. Vinograd served on President Barack Obama's National Security Council from 2009 to 2013 and at the Treasury Department under President George W. Bush. Follow her @sam_vinograd. The…

Armie Hammer, Sofia Richie and more stars slammed for Saudi Arabia trip: ‘F****** sellout’ – Yahoo Celebrity

reportedly attempting to improve its reputation and increase tourism, one year after the murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi." data-reactid="16" type="text">Ryan Phillippe, Armie Hammer, Sofia Richie, Scott Disick, Irina Shayk, Winnie Harlow and Ed Westwick are just a few of the notable names facing backlash for visiting the country, which is known…

Libya’s Haftar, Serraj did not meet officially during Moscow talks: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Libya’s warring leaders did not meet officially during indirect peace talks held in Moscow on Monday, the Interfax news agency cited a member of the Russian delegation, which mediated the talks together with Turkey, as saying. Fayez al-Serraj, who heads Libya’s Tripoli-based internationally recognized government, signed a ceasefire agreement at the talks.…

Food Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan: NATO

By Hamid ShaliziKANDAHAR (Reuters) - Two U.S. service members were killed and two others wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission said in a statement on Saturday.The service members were conducting operations when their armored vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in an…

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Libya’s Haftar, Serraj did not meet officially during Moscow talks: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Libya’s warring leaders did not meet officially during indirect peace talks held in Moscow on Monday, the Interfax news agency cited a member of the Russian delegation, which mediated the talks together with Turkey, as saying. Fayez al-Serraj, who heads Libya’s Tripoli-based internationally recognized government, signed a ceasefire agreement at the talks.…

Armie Hammer, Sofia Richie and more stars slammed for Saudi Arabia trip: ‘F****** sellout’ – Yahoo Celebrity

reportedly attempting to improve its reputation and increase tourism, one year after the murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi." data-reactid="16" type="text">Ryan Phillippe, Armie Hammer, Sofia Richie, Scott Disick, Irina Shayk, Winnie Harlow and Ed Westwick are just a few of the notable names facing backlash for visiting the country, which is known…

Food Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan: NATO

By Hamid ShaliziKANDAHAR (Reuters) - Two U.S. service members were killed and two others wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission said in a statement on Saturday.The service members were conducting operations when their armored vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in an…

Amazon’s fresh $1B investment in India is not a big favor, says India trade minister

India’s trade minister isn’t impressed with Amazon’s new $1 billion investment in the country. A day after Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos announced that his company is pumping in an additional $1 billion into its India operations, making the total local investment to date $6.5 billion, the nation’s trade minister Piyush Goyal said Amazon’s investment…

Blockbuster, Borders, Sports Authority, and more: the biggest retail bankruptcies of the last decade

RadioShack, American Apparel, Borders, Blockbuster, Sears, and Forever 21 are among the many retail companies that have filed for bankruptcy over the past decade.Some retailers emerged from bankruptcy with smaller physical footprints, while others ended up liquidating. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Sign up for Business Insider's retail newsletter, The Drive-Thru.Dozens of retailers filed for…

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Sports

Hard time ahead for Hodgson as England start Euro qualifying campaign

 The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is just be nice to everyone and always smile. Refreshingly,...

Scotland and Germany play rock-paper-scissors during Euro 16 qualifier

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Romania, defeated by France 3-2, fails to qualify for Fed Cup final

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Jennifer Aniston’s Ex Justin Theroux Wishes Her Happy Birthday on Instagram

 The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is just be nice to everyone and always smile. Refreshingly,...

Lady Gaga and Cardi B Meet at the Grammys

 The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is just be nice to everyone and always smile. Refreshingly,...

Caster Semenya will be forced to alter her body to comfort slower runners

 The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is just be nice to everyone and always smile. Refreshingly,...

Russia & China

AutoX and Fiat Chrysler are teaming up on a robotaxi for China

Autonomous vehicle startup AutoX, which is backed by Alibaba, said Tuesday that it is partnering with Fiat Chrysler to roll out a fleet of robotaxis for China and other countries in Asia. A fleet of Chrysler Pacifica vans is going to be in service to the public in China in early 2020, according to AutoX.…

France urges Iran to avoid exacerbating tensions in Middle East: President

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron waits for a guest on the steps of the Elysee palace in Paris, France, January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Christian HartmannPARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron urged Iran on Tuesday to avoid any actions that could worsen tensions in the Middle East after the killing of a top Iranian commander,…

Iran ‘standing down’ after missile strikes – Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'Iran appears to be standing down' - Trump delivers a statement at the White HouseUS President Donald Trump has said Iran "appears to be standing down" after it fired missiles at air bases housing US forces in Iraq.Mr Trump, in a televised address from the White House,…

France’s Macron discusses Middle East tensions with Iraq’s Salih and UAE

France's President Emmanuel Macron and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou (not pictured) give a news conference during a ceremony paying homage to Niger soldiers killed in an attack on a military camp which Islamic State claimed responsibility for in Niamey, Niger December 22, 2019. REUTERS/ Tagaza DjiboPARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron agreed with his…

Turkey in touch with Iran, U.S. and aims to cool tensions

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will work to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the United States and has been in contact with both parties after U.S. forces killed a top Iranian military commander last week, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to media next to Foreign Minister…

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Food Taliban ruling council agrees to ceasefire in Afghanistan

told The Associated Press, but it is expected to last for 10 days. The U.S. has said the only way it will reach a peace agreement with the Taliban is if there is a ceasefire. Under a peace deal, the U.S. would agree to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, AP reports; there are now about…

These are the top 10 smartphones launches of 2019 – Times of India

India is the world's second-largest and fastest-growing smartphone market in the world. Little doubt then that the year 2019 saw several big-ticket launches from all major brands. While some of these were successor to flagship series, some introduced entirely new range. However, what is common across all these devices is the standout features they offer.…

Trump says ‘all is well’ following Iran missile strike – Times of India

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that "all is well" following a retaliatory Iranian missile attack on US-led forces and that he would make a statement on the situation on Wednesday morning. Iran said it had launched the missile attack on two Iraqi military bases hosting US-led coalition personnel as retribution for the…

Food Taliban Ambushes Afghanistan Peace Convoy, Abducting 26 Activists: Police

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The Taliban ambushed a peace convoy in western Afghanistan and abducted 26 activists, members of a peace movement, a police spokesman said Wednesday. The insurgents staged the ambush in the district of Bala Buluk in Farah province on Tuesday. The Taliban forced the six-vehicle convoy to a halt, then got into the…

Food India police ban protests against citizenship law

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAnti-citizenship law protests spread across Indian citiesThree people have died in India and thousands have been detained amid demonstrations against a controversial new citizenship law.A protest ban has been imposed in parts of the capital Delhi and throughout the states of Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. The new…

Amazon’s fresh $1B investment in India is not a big favor, says India trade minister

India’s trade minister isn’t impressed with Amazon’s new $1 billion investment in the country. A day after Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos announced that his company is pumping in an additional $1 billion into its India operations, making the total local investment to date $6.5 billion, the nation’s trade minister Piyush Goyal said Amazon’s investment…
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UK & Europe

Valentine’s Day is sorted with something spicy from Lovehoney

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Save up to 60% in the Lovehoney Winter Sale. Image: Pexels By Joseph GreenMashable Shopping2020-01-13 11:19:39 UTC TL;DR: New lines have been added to the Lovehoney Winter Sale, with savings of up to 60% on list price. The…

Nothing Says ‘Hip’ Like Ancient Wheat (2016)

An illustration shows spikes of different types of wheat: (1) Polish wheat (2) Club wheat (3) Common bread wheat (4) Poulard wheat (5) Durum wheat (6) Spelt (7) Emmer (8) Einkorn. The Library of Congress/Flickr The Commons hide caption toggle caption The Library of Congress/Flickr The Commons An illustration shows spikes of different types of…

The Samsung 4K Ultra HD TV looks stunning from any angle

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The Samsung HDR 4K Ultra HD smart TV is on sale for £549 on John Lewis. Image: John Lewis By Joseph GreenMashable Shopping2020-01-06 11:42:47 UTC TL;DR: The Samsung 65-inch HDR 4K Ultra HD smart TV is on sale for…

Build your perfect TV and broadband bundle with Sky

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The Sky Broadband Superfast and Sky Entertainment bundle is on sale for £39 per month. Image: Pexels By Joseph GreenMashable Shopping2020-01-11 08:00:00 UTC TL;DR: The Sky Broadband Superfast and Sky Entertainment bundle is on sale for £39 per month, saving…

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Entertainment

George Lucas finally met Baby Yoda and Star Wars fans are loving it

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George MacKay and Dean Charles Chapman assemble a team of soldiers from classic movie characters

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Claire and Jamie fight for their family in dramatic ‘Outlander’ Season 5 trailer

By Proma Khosla2020-01-03 17:32:04 UTC The Frasers are finally together, but that's only half the fight on the future of Outlander. Having established a life in America, Jamie and Claire must assert their very lives and family in a time of deep unrest and twisted loyalties.  Outlander's 12-episode fifth season will continue to follow the…

Quibi Is Either a Clever Gimmick or the Future of Entertainment

Catherine Hardwicke’s Don’t Look Deeper.Gif: QuibiQuibi is either going to be brilliant and influential to how we consume media, or we’re going to watch Hollywood and Silicon Valley shit the bed in a way that just not common in 2020. The new streaming service, dreamed up by Jeffrey Katzenberg, founder and CEO of Dreamworks and…