Thursday, January 17, 2019

US Air National Guard member fired over woman who took enlistment oath with dinosaur...

Three US Air National Guard members have been disciplined, and one of them fired, for an incident involving a children’s dinosaur puppet. Master Sergeant...

US senate minority leader Chuck Schumer introducing bill to decriminalise marijuana across country

The top Democrat in the Senate has introduced a bill to decriminalise marijuana across the US. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on 20 April – a day...

US regulators hit Wells Fargo with $1bn fine

A leading US bank is to pay $1bn - the largest fine imposed since Donald Trump became president - as punishment for selling...

New York City to ban cars in Central Park: ‘This was not its purpose...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is banning cars from entering Central Park this summer, and opting to return the roadways in...

Syria returns Legion d’honneur to France because Assad will not wear award of ‘slave...

Syria has returned the prestigious Legion d’honneur that was presented to President Bashar al-Assad, by France, saying he would not wear the award of a “slave country” to the...

France bans use of meat-like terms in packaging for vegetarian food

Food producers in France will be forced to think of new ways to describe some of their vegetarian and vegan foods when they are...

Telegram ban in Russia takes down Amazon, Google, Fifa, Spotify, Nintendo, Twitch and more

Many of the world's biggest sites are being disrupted in Russia, after it banned Telegram. The country announced this week that it would block...

Trump ally Rudy Giuliani to join president’s legal team

Stalwart Donald Trump ally Rudy Giuliani is joining the president’s legal team. A statement from Mr Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow announcing the decision quoted...

New Zealand’s prime minster ‘infuriated’ at comparisons to Donald Trump

New Zealand’s prime minister said she is “infuriated” that her immigration policies are being compared to those of US President Donald Trump. Jacinda...

Eric Garner: Civil rights prosecutors ‘recommend charging police officer over death’

Federal civil rights prosecutors have reportedly recommended charging the police officer involved in the 2014 killing of Eric Garner. The Department of Justice is...

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