Ukraine war: British pair killed trying 'humanitarian evacuation'

BBC World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 11:53
Chris Parry and Andrew Bagshaw were killed in Soledar, eastern Ukraine, the Parry family says.
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Document Scandals Point to Deeper Problems With Overclassification

TruthOut - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 11:35

We speak with The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill about the brewing scandals over the handling of classified documents by President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, and how they “point to deeper systemic problems with Washington’s obsession with secrecy.” While the details differ, Scahill says both cases show powerful players in Washington who routinely mishandle classified documents face...

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The RNC Is Already Warning Its Nominee Will Boycott 2024 Presidential Debate

TruthOut - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 11:30

Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, the chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) reiterated that the RNC won’t let the GOP nominee participate in events organized by a nonpartisan organization that has held presidential debates since 1988. “Don’t waste your time,” RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel told networks that are applying to become 2024 debate hosts. She reminded them that the RNC has...

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Tanks for Ukraine: Germany to send Leopard 2s and allow others to export - reports

BBC World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 11:06
Germany has been under pressure over its reluctance to send the battle tanks to Ukraine.
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Davos 2023 Showed Us a Ruling Class Incapable of Resolving Global Crises

TruthOut - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 10:29

The transnational corporate and political elite were back in Davos, Switzerland, from January 16-20 for their annual conclave amid the most severe crisis of global capitalism since the founding of the World Economic Forum half a century ago. In earlier years, participants in the exclusive gathering jet-setted into the Swiss resort town exuding confidence in the hegemony of global capitalism.

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New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern's last day as prime minister

BBC World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 09:43
Before handing over to Chris Hipkins, Jacinda Ardern attended an annual gathering of politicians and Maori elders in Rātana.
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Classified documents found at Mike Pence's home

BBC World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 09:41
Documents have been found at the former US Vice-President's home in the latest secret paper discovery.
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The US Finally Removes a Major Barrier to Opioid Addiction Treatment

TruthOut - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 09:39

In a major victory for public health and the harm reduction movement, the Biden administration is touting changes to federal drug law that removed a major barrier to accessing buprenorphine, a standard medication for treating opioid dependence and addiction that is crucial for preventing overdose deaths. Advocates gathered at the White House Tuesday to celebrate the passage of the Mainstreaming...

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Media Literacy for Young People Is Crucial — But Rarely Taught in Schools

TruthOut - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 09:25

Research tells us that young people between the ages of 8 and 18 spend an average of 11 hours a day engaged with some form of media, and yet we teach them very little about how to analyze and understand what they are seeing and hearing. Unlike some other countries, the United States does not consistently include media literacy training in public school curricula. As a result...

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Musk's Boring Company shows off Las Vegas tunnels

BBC World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 09:14
The BBC's James Clayton visited the tunnel network carrying passengers in Tesla cars.
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Ghislaine Maxwell claims that Prince Andrew photo with Virginia Giuffre is 'fake'

CNN World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 09:10
Convicted child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell has said a decades-old photograph of Prince Andrew with his sexual abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre is "fake," in a series of interviews from prison.
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Warren: Debt Ceiling Crisis Wouldn’t Even Exist Without Trump Tax Overhaul

TruthOut - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 08:48

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) dug into Republicans for their willingness to “wreck the economy” over the debt ceiling, pointing out that the GOP is only interested in protecting their rich allies and creating an economic crisis that would reflect poorly on President Joe Biden. In an appearance on MSNBC, Warren said that the conservative regressive tax policies that the GOP has pushed for...

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Oscars 2023: Everything Everywhere All At Once leads nominations

BBC World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 08:28
Michelle Yeoh's Everything Everywhere All At Once is the frontrunner in the Hollywood awards.
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Trump Plans to Ditch His Own Social Media Site Upon Returning to Twitter — Report

TruthOut - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 08:09

Former President Donald Trump is reportedly planning a big return to Twitter, one of the several sites that kicked him off their platforms in the wake of the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack. Trump cannot tweet again without following some rules set up by his company, however. Within his contract with Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) — the parent company of Truth Social, the site he helped...

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Alice Springs: Alcohol limited in Australian town due to violence

BBC World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 07:49
A spike in alcohol-fuelled violence has prompted the government to impose the measures.
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“Get These Weapons of War Out of Our Communities”: Dems Push for Assault Gun Ban

TruthOut - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 07:35

A gunman killed at least seven people in the small California city of Half Moon Bay on Monday, the second mass shooting in the state in three days and one of nearly 40 that have occurred since the start of the new year — a rolling epidemic of violence that Congress has repeatedly met with inaction or inadequate compromises with gun lobby-backed Republicans. The Associated Press reported that...

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Europe could dodge a recession. But the UK is in a mess

CNN World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 05:08
Business activity across the 20 countries that use the euro expanded in January for the first time in six months, according to data published Tuesday, providing fresh evidence that Europe's economy could confound expectations and dodge a recession this year.
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Beirut blast investigator charges key figures after long suspension

BBC World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 04:52
Judge Tarek Bitar unexpectedly restarts his probe after a 13-month suspension amid legal challenges.
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Ukraine war: Poland asks Germany for permission to export tanks

BBC World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 03:55
The request comes as Germany says allies can train Ukrainian troops on Leopard tanks.
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Doja Cat turns heads in red body paint and 30,000 crystals at Schiaparelli's Paris show

BBC World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 03:49
The rapper turns heads in full body paint and 30,000 crystals at Schiaparelli's Paris catwalk show.
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