Justices taking up bans on state money to religious schools

Published: 2020-01-18 13:21:50 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious...

U.S. Supreme Court takes up presidential Electoral College dispute

Published: 2020-01-18 13:16:11 UTC

[Reuters] As the 2020 race heats up, the Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a dispute involving the complex U.S. presidential election system focusing on whether Electoral College electors are free to break their pledges to back the candidate who wins their state's…

Supreme Court to hear Trump appeal in Obamacare contraception fight

Published: 2020-01-18 13:12:09 UTC

[Reuters] The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took up an appeal by President Donald Trump's administration seeking to enforce new federal rules allowing employers to obtain religious exemptions from an Obamacare requirement that health insurance that they provide to emplo…

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's compulsive claims of 'biggest' ever

Published: 2020-01-18 13:10:44 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — Size matters to President Donald Trump. So much that he exaggerates continually, sometimes spectacularly, the size of what he does.Just as his tax cuts are far from the...

Yemen's rival powers battle over banknotes

Published: 2020-01-18 12:10:16 UTC

[Reuters] Yemen's warring sides opened a new front in their five-year conflict on Saturday - a battle over old and new banknotes that threatens to create two economies in the same state.

Buttigieg tries to recapture Iowa magic

Published: 2020-01-18 12:07:57 UTC

[Politico] The Democrat is laying off his rivals and pitching unity ahead of the Iowa caucuses.

Never Trumpers flame out

Published: 2020-01-18 12:07:55 UTC

[Politico] Joe Walsh and Bill Weld have failed to file in many of the states where GOP presidential primaries will be held this year.

North Korean foreign minister replaced: report

Published: 2020-01-18 12:02:01 UTC

[Reuters] North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho has been replaced, Seoul-based NK News reported on Saturday.

Protesters gather at Paris theater to confront Macron over pension reform

Published: 2020-01-18 11:58:32 UTC

[Reuters] Protesters opposed to the French government's proposed changes to the pension system tried to force their way into a theater in Paris where President Emmanuel Macron attended a show with his wife.

Search for trekkers missing in Nepal avalanche

Published: 2020-01-18 11:56:36 UTC

[BBC News] Helicopters are sent to Annapurna region amid poor weather conditions and plunging temperatures.

Bad weather forces delay of SpaceX simulated rocket failure test

Published: 2020-01-18 11:50:21 UTC

[Reuters] Bad weather forced Elon Musk's SpaceX to delay until Sunday a test in which it will destroy one of its own rockets in a trial of a crucial emergency abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule.

Trump: Second Amendment under 'serious attack' in Virginia

Published: 2020-01-18 11:22:37 UTC

[Reuters] President Donald Trump said on Friday that the U.S. Constitution was being attacked in the state of Virginia, where lawmakers have been moving to enact tougher gun laws and arms enthusiasts are planning a rally next week.

'Only eyes': Auschwitz liberator recalls death camp inmates 75 years on

Published: 2020-01-18 11:13:03 UTC

[Reuters] His jacket sparkling with war medals, 96-year old David Dushman holds back the tears as he remembers the eyes of emaciated prisoners at the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz which he helped liberate 75 years ago this month.

Ahead of tinder box Virginia gun rally, Trump says Constitution under attack

Published: 2020-01-18 11:06:45 UTC

[Reuters] President Donald Trump took aim at Virginia Democrats and their push to stiffen the state's gun laws, saying that the U.S. Constitution was under attack just as thousands of armed militia members began arriving in Richmond for a Monday gun rally.

Disney culls 'Fox' from 20th Century Fox in rebrand

Published: 2020-01-18 10:51:37 UTC

[BBC News] The company wants to distance its film studio from Rupert Murdoch's news company, US media report.

Simpsons actor Hank Azaria will not voice Apu after controversy

Published: 2020-01-18 10:44:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] Actor says he will no longer voice the Indian character, two years after accusations of racism marred animated series.

China reports new virus cases, raising concern globally before key holiday

Published: 2020-01-18 10:41:21 UTC

[Reuters] China reported four more cases of pneumonia believed to be caused by a new coronavirus strain, causing rising concern globally that a disease health officials do not yet fully understand could spread during a key holiday period.

China’s birth rate is its lowest in decades. Other countries are facing the same trend.

Published: 2020-01-18 10:00:18 UTC

[The Washington Post] China, Cuba, Germany, Hungary and Japan are responding differently to demographic change.

UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer

Published: 2020-01-18 09:25:59 UTC

[Associated Press] LONDON (AP) — The British government has announced plans for special events on the night of Jan. 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union but the country's treasury chief has...

Trump taps legal heavyweights for impeachment defence

Published: 2020-01-18 08:36:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] Starr, who led effort to unseat Bill Clinton over 20 years ago, and celebrity lawyer Dershowitz join Trump's legal team.

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