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Sen. Mitch McConnell to introduce legislation to legalize hemp

Sen. Mitch McConnell to introduce legislation to legalize hemp This followed days after Leader McConnell successfully passed the 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill which again included language that specifically approves the interstate and worldwide transportation of hemp and hemp-derived products. "Four years after GenCannaâ„¢ was Kentucky's first CBD specific Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program participant, we are ecstatic with Leader McConnell's continued lea... [Full Article...]

Gina Rodriguez Is Your New CARMEN SANDIEGO

Gina Rodriguez Is Your New CARMEN SANDIEGO In the upcoming animated series produced by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Carmen Sandiego is back and ready for a new crop of global capers packed with thrilling adventure and intrigue. As for Carmen Sandiego , there will be plenty going on with the franchise in the near future. Produced by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the 20-episode Carmen Sandiego features not only a new crop of global capers ... [Full Article...]

Journalist Investigating Sand Mafia Case Killed In India

Journalist Investigating Sand Mafia Case Killed In India The name of the journalist was Sandeep Sharma and he was working for a national TV news channel. Sandeep was rushed to hospital in Dial 100 vehicle but he succumbed while receiving treatment at the trauma centre. Congress leader of opposition Ajay Singh accused the government of not allowing journalists to work freely. The security of journalists is our priority. [Full Article...]

China Targets $3 Billion of US Goods in Tariff Spat

China Targets $3 Billion of US Goods in Tariff Spat Without giving a timeframe, the commerce ministry said China was considering implementing measures in two stages: first a 15 per cent tariff on 120 products including steel pipes, dried fruit and wine worth US$977 million, and later, a 25 per cent tariff on US$1.99 billion of pork and recycled aluminum. [Full Article...]

UK watchdog sorts evidence from Cambridge Analytica raid

UK watchdog sorts evidence from Cambridge Analytica raid The crisis has renewed questions about Facebook's ability to protect the privacy of its users while also exploiting their personal details to fuel its lucrative advertising business. Kogan said he has been scapegoated by both Cambridge and Facebook. Since the blunder surfaced, angry users have initiated a #deletefacebook campaign on Twitter, sending Facebook's shares nosediving. [Full Article...]

Over 400 Civilians Leave E. Ghouta Since Monday Morning - Russian MoD

Over 400 Civilians Leave E. Ghouta Since Monday Morning - Russian MoD The convoy is expected to head for temporary refugee centers set up in Syria's northwestern Idlib and northern Aleppo provinces. On Sunday afternoon, almost 1,000 militants and their family members who have left their last strongholds in Eastern Ghouta arrived in the town of Qalat al-Madiq in Hama province, the Syrian news agency SANA reported . [Full Article...]

UK Watchdog Reviews Evidence After Cambridge Analytica Search

UK Watchdog Reviews Evidence After Cambridge Analytica Search About 20 officials, wearing black jackets with "ICO Enforcement" on them, arrived at the firm's central London offices on Friday evening soon after a High Court judge granted a search warrant sought by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). [Full Article...]

Russian shopping centre fire death toll rises to 37

Russian shopping centre fire death toll rises to 37 He tweeted: "My condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the awful fire in the shopping mall in #Kemerovo ". It erupted on the top floor of the four-storey shopping centre near a cinema complex and children's play area in the industrial coal-mining city of Kemerovo, situated 3,600km (2,200 miles) east of Moscow , on Sunday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Catalonia's Puigdemont to be brought before judge in Germany

Catalonia's Puigdemont to be brought before judge in Germany A German court has ordered Catalan separatist Carles Puigdemont to be held in custody for the length of extradition proceedings, prosecutors said. Puigdemont had fled to Belgium along with other members of his dissolved cabinet after Spain's attorney-general filed charges of rebellion, sedition, and misuse of public funds against Puigdemont and five of his ministers on October 30. [Full Article...]

SC agrees to examine plea challenging polygamy, halala; seeks Centre's response

SC agrees to examine plea challenging polygamy, halala; seeks Centre's response Nikah halala is a practice in which a divorced Muslim woman has to marry another person, consummate the marriage, and then divorce the second husband if she wishes to re-marry her first husband. By a majority of 3:2, a five-judge constitution bench had earlier held triple talaq as unconstitutional in its judgement past year. Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution are also a few of the Art... [Full Article...]

Trapped children called their parents from burning Russian mall to say goodbye

Trapped children called their parents from burning Russian mall to say goodbye Russia's Investigative Committee , which handles major crimes, said it was trying to bring in the mall's owner for questioning. Ten people are still listed as missing. The disastrous blaze joins a long list of accidents, fires and sinkings in Russian Federation marked by apparent negligence beforehand and inept or insufficient response by emergency services. [Full Article...]

Orlando Nightclub Shooter's Father Was FBI Informant, Gunman's Widow's Lawyers Say

Orlando Nightclub Shooter's Father Was FBI Informant, Gunman's Widow's Lawyers Say The email has been quoted in a plea filed by Noor Salman seeking dismissal of her criminal charges or a mistrial. Salman's attorneys argued the disclosure came too late for them to investigate whether Seddique Mateen knew of his son's plans to shoot up the nightclub on June 12, 2016, and they have called for a mistrial. [Full Article...]

Police question Netanyahu for a second time over telecom corruption case

Police question Netanyahu for a second time over telecom corruption case Israel's Yediot Ahronot daily reported that police were to question Netanyahu over allegations made by longtime family spokesman Nir Hefetz, one of the confidants arrested and later released. Israeli media said he was believed to have been the intermediary between Netanyahu and Elovitch in the case. Israel's opposition accused Netanyahu of manufacturing the crisis in order to force a new election... [Full Article...]

Zuma received R1-million cash bribe to keep minister

Zuma received R1-million cash bribe to keep minister The Hawks were investigating the bribery claims against Zuma, Zokwana, Dlamini, and Ndudane, said spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi. Prosecutors in 2009 made a decision to drop the corruption charges against Zuma just months before he became president. [Full Article...]

New quake hits Papua New Guinea

New quake hits Papua New Guinea Immediate reports from locals suggested there had been no casualties or damage from the quake - which was eventually downgraded to a 6.6 magnitude. The quake was initially reported as measuring 7 .0 but was later revised down. A tremor also rocked the island last week, at least 55 people died. Home to 7 million people, Papua New Guinea is located to the east of Indonesia and sits on the Pacif... [Full Article...]

Russian diplomats expelled from USA, Canada, Britain's European Union allies

Russian diplomats expelled from USA, Canada, Britain's European Union allies Warning of an "unacceptably high" number of Russian spies in the USA, the Trump administration said 60 diplomats would be expelled - all Russian intelligence agents working under diplomatic cover, the USA said. Czech Republic: The Czech Republic will expel three diplomats, Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Foreign Minister Martin Stropnicky announced a press conference. [Full Article...]

High-ranking North Korean official said to be visiting China

High-ranking North Korean official said to be visiting China Asked earlier at a daily news briefing about reports of an important North Korean visitor arriving at the Chinese border city of Dandong, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she was unaware of the situation. Despite the recent history of rough relations, China remains North Korea's treaty ally and its main trading partner and point of contact with the outside world. [Full Article...]

Raut dropped from India women's team for ODI against England

Raut dropped from India women's team for ODI against England The Indian women's team ended up losing to Australia yesterday despite producing their best-ever T20I batting performance. In fact, such was the coincidence that while Wyatt and England skipper Heather Knight were addressing the post-match press conference, one of Kohli's IPL knocks were being telecast on the large LED TV in the Cricket Club of India's Cooch Behar Room. [Full Article...]

First Alert Day: Monday Afternoon, Evening Severe

First Alert Day: Monday Afternoon, Evening Severe These winds will keep our daytime temperatures below normal through mid week. Then on Tuesday morning our next cold front will transverse the region, bringing more rain potential but at this time less of a severe weather threat. Isolated rain showers may occur late tonight.Tomorrow will be mainly cloudy with isolated showers in the morning. Another rain chance is possible for early on Tuesday,... [Full Article...]

Palestinian who hit Israeli soldier jailed 8 months

Palestinian who hit Israeli soldier jailed 8 months Ahed Tamimi was arrested on 19 December 2017 after her mother, Nariman Tamimi, also a prominent activist, posted the footage of her altercation with Israeli soldiers online. She can be the megaphone of the hundreds of Palestinian children who remain locked up with little attention paid to them. Yoav Mordechai, the general who oversees COGAT, the bureaucratic arm of Israel's military occupati... [Full Article...]


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