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India’s Richest 1% Get Richer By 39% In 2018: Oxfam

Global wealth inequality widened past year as billionaires increased their fortunes by $2.5 billion per day, anti-poverty campaigner Oxfam said in a new report . companies to dodge foreign taxes on their foreign profits, and fuels a global race to the bottom that benefits big business and wealthy individuals at the expense of poor people everywhere". [Full Article...]

WhatsApp enforces new restrictions to combat spread of fake news

WhatsApp enforces new restrictions to combat spread of fake news The service, that now allow users to forward messages up to 20 times, announced the new policy in Jakarta, Indonesia when the country is holding its general elections. In addition to technical measures, it launched campaigns there to educate its users about fake messages. A WhatsApp spokesperson told PTI that during the test period, the company saw a 25% reduction of forwarded messages being s... [Full Article...]

California Sen. Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 presidential race

California Sen. Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 presidential race That's why I'm running for president of the United States", Harris says in the video, titled " Kamala Harris: "For the People ". Harris is now the third woman to announce a presidential run, following Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand . [Full Article...]

Kamala Harris is running for president in 2020

Kamala Harris is running for president in 2020 Her official campaign launch is to take place on Sunday in Oakland, California . Harris announced her presidential bid on Martin Luther King Jr. Unless Gavin Newsom undercuts her - and there are rumors of his interest - Harris will be the sole beneficiary of the Golden State's largesse. [Full Article...]

Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 71 - witnesses describe horror

Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 71 - witnesses describe horror Alicia Moreno (centre), wife of late Cesar Jimenez Brito, who died during the explosion of a fuel pipeline ruptured by oil thieves, reacts during his funeral service at the cemetery in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, Mexico . Acting Attorney General Alejandro Gertz claimed the explosion was "intentional" because "someone caused that leak". "I believe in the people, I trust in the people, and ... [Full Article...]

Theresa May turns to Brussels for help on Irish backstop

Theresa May turns to Brussels for help on Irish backstop The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, was expected to reiterate on Monday his willingness to talk to PM May on ways to break the deadlock over Brexit but only if she rules out a so-called no-deal Brexit scenario. The Daily Telegraph reported she was even considering trying to amend the Good Friday Agreement - although the paper quoted senior sources as saying the idea w... [Full Article...]

Here’s the timing of the weekend storm bringing snow to MA

Here’s the timing of the weekend storm bringing snow to MA The snow is expected to end by 5 p.m. leaving 1-2 inches on the ground. Some of the most significant problems associated with the storm may fall along the transition zone between snow and rain, where the cold Arctic mass meets the warmer air to the south. [Full Article...]

High Wind Warning for Sunday night/Monday morning

High Wind Warning for Sunday night/Monday morning It will be a frigid start for those heading to work this morning as bitterly cold temperatures hang on in the city. Environment Canada says snow will end early this morning then clearing. Conditions will begin to slowly moderate through Monday. Those at risk of cold-related illnesses include young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, and people without proper shelter. [Full Article...]

Parliament cannot hijack Brexit, says British minister Fox

Parliament cannot hijack Brexit, says British minister Fox The word in the Westminster corridors Friday was that this unprecedented cross-party "insurgency" was gaining strength. A number of Labour MPs have defied a request from Mr Corbyn not to engage in discussions created to find a plan which might command a majority in the House of Commons . [Full Article...]

Trump offers immigration protection in exchange for border wall

Trump offers immigration protection in exchange for border wall President Trump gave what he called a " major announcement " about the southern border and the partial government shutdown on Saturday. Following a week marked by his pointed clashes with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , it was not clear if Trump's offer would lead to serious steps to reopen the government, shut for a record 29 days. [Full Article...]

Macron's rebound strategy tested as 'yellow vests' hold 10th protest

Macron's rebound strategy tested as 'yellow vests' hold 10th protest Some 84,000 people across France participated in the demonstrations. In Paris , 20 people were arrested, according to Paris police. Yellow vest protesters march Saturday, Jan. The protests began a year ago over higher fuel taxes, which have since been scrapped. Macron is facing a plethora of demands ranging from the re-introduction of France's wealth tax, called the ISF, on the country'... [Full Article...]

Bush treats his Secret Service to pizza amid shutdown

Bush treats his Secret Service to pizza amid shutdown He added: "And we thank our fellow citizens who are supporting them". The message comes as the shutdown, already the longest in history, entered the 28th day on Friday. About 800,000 federal employees have either been furloughed or are working without pay during the shutdown. Former President George W. Bush is calling for an end to the partial government shutdown, which is about to hit the o... [Full Article...]

British PM turns to Brexit 'Plan B'

British PM turns to Brexit 'Plan B' But he ruled out an extension of Article 50 to prevent a no-deal Brexit - and slammed MPs trying to force a second referendum as the Prime Minister attempts to find a backing for her new agreement. Sir Keir again made clear that he believed that in the event of a second referendum, the option of remaining in the European Union must be on the ballot paper. [Full Article...]

Democrats respond to President Trump's border wall offer

Democrats respond to President Trump's border wall offer At the other end of the political spectrum, Trump's offer was panned by progressive groups, with Anthony Romero, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, calling it a "one-sided proposal ". Mitch McConnell pushes it. House Republican leaders are also supportive of the move and will hold a call with their conference members Saturday afternoon to walk through the details. [Full Article...]

Laquan McDonald's family laments sentence given to white officer

Laquan McDonald's family laments sentence given to white officer Van Dyke's family and well-wishers crowded into benches on one side of the room. McDonald later veers away from two police officers, who have their guns drawn, and within seconds he appears to spin around and fall. It makes flawless sense that Daniel Herbert should specialize in representing police officers in everything from civil rights lawsuits to divorce cases, and for arrests for crimes rangi... [Full Article...]

Mueller says Buzzfeed story on Trump 'not accurate'

Mueller says Buzzfeed story on Trump 'not accurate' No other news organization was able to confirm the report almost 24 hours after its publication. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday disputed key elements of a media report that President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal, raising questions about a story that has dominated U.S. [Full Article...]

World's oldest man dies aged 113

World's oldest man dies aged 113 He grew up in a large family and succeeded his parents in running a hot spring inn, which his granddaughter, Yuko Nonaka, later took over. Nonaka was confirmed the oldest living man last April 10. In fact, the woman now recognized as the oldest living person is also Japanese, 116-year-old Kane Tanaka. Masazo Nonaka has died at age 113. He used a wheelchair but basically did what he could by ... [Full Article...]

Risky winter storm disrupts travel across U.S.

Risky winter weather slams U.S. Amtrak, the US national passenger railroad, said on Thursday it will cancel at least 15 trains in the northeast and midwest this weekend because of an impending major winter storm , and reduce operations on other trains. [Full Article...]

Facebook lapses might bring record fine from FTC

Facebook lapses might bring record fine from FTC That fine, while not the largest ever imposed by the FTC, was the body's largest fine for a privacy violation. The information to the post came from three anonymous people who are familiar with the proceedings of FTC. The incident, brought to light by a former Cambridge Analytica employee, sparked an global backlash. The revelation placed Facebook under unprecedented congressional and regu... [Full Article...]

Qatar's Emir attends Arab economic summit in Beirut

Qatar's Emir attends Arab economic summit in Beirut The fourth annual Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, held in the Lebanese capital Beirut , was marred by the glaring absence of most Arab heads of state. Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit said almost half of all refugees "come from our Arab world". But Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrived shortly before the summit and left shortly after it began. [Full Article...]


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