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WORLD NEWS | Trump Promises More Lawsuits Against New York Times

WASHINGTON – U.S.President Donald Trump said on Wednesday more lawsuits would be field against the New York Times after his re-election campaign said it was filing a libel suit over what it said was a false opinion article that suggested Russia and the campaign had an overarching deal in the 2016 U.S. election. Asked about … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Trump Promises More Lawsuits Against New York Times

BUSINESS | Too Early To Assess Impact Of Coronavirus On EU Economy: Commission

BRUSSELS – It is still too early to assess the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the European Union economy, the bloc’s economics commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday. ‘An assemenet and a serious forecast is not yet possible’, Gentiloni told a news conference in Brussels, acknowledging that there had already been ‘a partial materialization’ … Continue reading BUSINESS | Too Early To Assess Impact Of Coronavirus On EU Economy: Commission

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Trump: ‘Coronavirus Is Very Much Under Control In The USA’

NEW YORK – – President Trump tweeted from India about coronavirus saying that it’s ‘very much under control in the USA’. Trump also tweeted that the ‘stock market starting to look very good to me’ linking the two – despite the Dow closing more than 1,000 points down Monday. This is Trump’s second tweet in … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Trump: ‘Coronavirus Is Very Much Under Control In The USA’

WORLD NEWS | Movie Producer Weistein Convicted Of Sexual Assault, Rape, Faces Up To 25 Years In Prison

NEW YORK – – Former movie producer Harvey Weistein was convicted of sexual assault and rape by a New York jury on Monday in a milestone verdict for the #MeToo movement that inspired women to go public with misconduct allegation against powerful men. Once one of the Hollywood’s most powerful producers, Weistein, 67 was convicted … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Movie Producer Weistein Convicted Of Sexual Assault, Rape, Faces Up To 25 Years In Prison

TRAVEL | Italy Cancels Venice Carnival In Bid To Halt Spread Of Virus

MILAN | ITALY – – Scrambling to contain rapidly rising number of new coronavirus infections in Italy, the largest amount outside Asia, authorities on Sunday stepped up measures to ban public gathering, including stopping Venice’s famed carnival events, which have drawn tens of thousands of revelers to a region this is now in the heart … Continue reading TRAVEL | Italy Cancels Venice Carnival In Bid To Halt Spread Of Virus

WORLD NEWS | Twitter Suspends Group Of Pro-Bloomberg Accounts Over ‘Platform Manipulation’

BUCHARES | ROMANIA – – Twitter Inc on Friday said it had started suspending and restricting dozens of accounts posting content promoting U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. ‘We took enforcement action on about 70 accounts, which included a combination of permanent suspension and account challenges to very ownership’, a Twitter spokeswoman said in a … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Twitter Suspends Group Of Pro-Bloomberg Accounts Over ‘Platform Manipulation’

LIFE | Beirut Concert Brings Music and Medicine Together For Cancer Patients

BEIRUT | LEBANON –  – A Lebanese hospital brought music and medicine together on Friday in concert for cancer patients. ‘Music has healing power, it gives hope’, said Laura Lahoud from the Al-Bustan music and arts festival that helped stage the recital at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. Patients sat in the front … Continue reading LIFE | Beirut Concert Brings Music and Medicine Together For Cancer Patients

SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Tests Labels, Community Moderation For Lies By Public Figures

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – –  Twitter Inc said on Thursday that it was testing a new community moderation approach that would enable users to identify misleading information posted by politicians and public figures and add brightly colored label under those tweets. NBC News earlier reported that Twitter company documents showing a mockup of the new … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Tests Labels, Community Moderation For Lies By Public Figures

BREAKING NEWS | China Revokes Three Wall Street Journal Reporters’ Credentials

MILAN | ITALY – – China has revoked the press credentials of three journalists of the Wall Street Journal after the newspaper declined to apologize for a column with a headline calling China the ‘real sick man of Asia’, the  foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Spokesman Geng Suang said Beijing made ‘stern representation’ to the … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | China Revokes Three Wall Street Journal Reporters’ Credentials

BREAKING NEWS | Pompeo Says Prepared To Talk To Iran ‘Anytime’, Pressure To Continue

ADDIS ABABA | ETHIOPIA – – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said authorities in Washington were prepared to talk to Iran ‘anytime’, but that it needed to ‘fundamentally’ change its behavior and that a campaign of maximum pressure against it would continue. ‘We are not rushed, the pressure campaign continue. It’s not … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Pompeo Says Prepared To Talk To Iran ‘Anytime’, Pressure To Continue

ROYALS | Meghan Markle And Prince Harry In ‘Ongoing Discussion’ About Whether They Will Use The Word ‘Royal’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s use of ‘Sussex Royal’ came into question after their announcement that they would be steeping down as senior members of the royal family. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are in ‘ongoing discussions’ about using the word ‘royal’ as they embark on their new chapter in North America. ‘As the Duke … Continue reading ROYALS | Meghan Markle And Prince Harry In ‘Ongoing Discussion’ About Whether They Will Use The Word ‘Royal’

BREAKING NEWS | President of Romania Receives Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – – President Klaus Iohannis of the Republic of Romania received today Adel Bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Minister of the State for Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Cabinet, during his official visit to Romania. At the outset of the meeting, Al-Jubeir conveyed greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | President of Romania Receives Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

WORLD NEWS | Lockheed Martin Drops Out Of Singapore Airshow Over Coronavirus Concerns

PARIS | FRANCE – – U.S. weapons maker Lockheed Martin Corp said on Friday it will not participate in next week’s Singapore Airshow over coronavirus concerns. ‘Following the Singapore Ministry of Health’s Feb.7 declaration of a Code Orange health alert, we consulted with the U.S. government and our medical teams and decided not to participate … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Lockheed Martin Drops Out Of Singapore Airshow Over Coronavirus Concerns

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | China’s Hubei Province Reports 82 New Deaths From Coronavirus On February 8

ROMA | ITALY – – The number of deaths in China’s central Hubei province from a coronavirus outbreak had risen by 81 to 780 as of Saturday, the province’s health commission said in a statement on its website on Sunday morning. A further 2,147 cases have been detected in Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak, … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | China’s Hubei Province Reports 82 New Deaths From Coronavirus On February 8

SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter says Facebook, Messenger Accounts Hacked

MILAN | ITALY – – Twitter confirmed on Friday that the official Twitter accounts of social media giant Facebook Inc and its Messenger platform were hacked. A Twitter spokesperson said in an emailed statement that the accounts were hacked through a third-party platform. ‘As soon as we were made aware of the issue, we locked … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter says Facebook, Messenger Accounts Hacked