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PHOTOS: Aftershocks shake Alaska after back-to-back earthquakes

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 16:55

Aftershocks on Saturday continued to fray nerves in Alaska. There have been 545 aftershocks, including the 5.7 magnitude shaker that came almost immediately after Friday's big quake measuring 7.0. Eleven have had magnitudes of 4.5 or greater.

En el G20 de Buenos Aires comparan al Primer Ministro de India con Apu

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 15:13

Una televisora de noticias en Argentina enfrento una reaccion violenta despues

Saudi Crown Prince to visit Algeria after G20 summit

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 15:02

Before the G20 summit the heir to the throne of the world's top oil exporter visited the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Tunisia. It is his first trip abroad since the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has strained Saudi Arabia's ties with the West and battered the prince's image abroad. Saudi Arabia has said the prince had no prior knowledge ofthe murder.

Lopez Obrador: Mexico's new president is 'stubborn' leftist

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 14:37

Mexico City (AFP) - "Stubborn" is among the many insults that have been hurled at Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the anti-establishment leftist who became Mexico's new president on Saturday. It is the start of a political regime change," Lopez Obrador, 65, said in his inaugural address. The man widely known by his initials AMLO is one of the most divisive figures in Mexican politics: his critics hate him as fervently as his fans love him.

Louisiana gets $11M settlement in interest rate manipulation

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 14:23

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is receiving $11 million as its share of a multistate settlement with Deutsche Bank over the manipulation of a key benchmark involving global interest rates.

Dozens arrested after 'yellow vests' clash with police in Paris

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 11:39

More than 65 people were injured and almost 170 people arrested in central Paris on Saturday after violent clashes between police and "yellow vest" protesters, in a third weekend of nationwide demonstrations against high living costs. Police fired tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon in battles with protesters around the Arc de Triomphe near the Champs-Elysees avenue and clashes were reported elsewhere across the city centre as well as in other towns across the country. Police said they had arrested 169 people and some are concerned that violent far-right and far-left groups were infiltrating the "gilets jaunes" (yellow vests) movement, a spontaneous grassroots rebellion against the struggle many French face to make ends meet. For three weeks, protesters have blocked roads across France, posing one of the largest and most sustained challenges Emmanuel Macron has faced in his 18-month-old presidency. Thousands of anti-government protesters are expected today on the Champs-Elysees in Paris Credit: AFP Sixty-five people, including 11 members of the security forces, have been injured in the capital, Paris police said. "We are attached to dialogue, but also respect for the law," Edouard Philippe told reporters. "I am shocked by the attacks on the symbols of France." The skirmishes in Paris broke out early on Saturday, with rioters and peaceful protesters mixed together after authorities cordoned off the Champs-Elysees, forcing them into adjacent streets. Demonstrators put up barricades in the surrounding areas, smashed some car windows and set alight dozens of vehicles, including a police car. A restaurant in the vicinity was also set ablaze. Several hundred yellow vests, who have no leader and have largely organised themselves online, sat down around the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe, singing La Marseillaise, France's national anthem, and chanting, "Macron Resign!" A demonstrator waves a French national flag during a protest of Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) against rising oil prices and living costs in front of the Arc of Triomphe Credit: AFP On the facade of the towering 19th-century arch, protesters scrawled in big black letters: "The yellow vests will triumph." Some protesters were later seen on top of the arch. Clashes also took place in other cities and towns including Nantes in the west, Toulouse and Tarbes in the southwest, Puy-en-Velay in the centre of the country, Charleville Mezieres in the northeast and Avignon in the southeast. Along the Champs-Elysees, which was cordoned off, peaceful protesters held up a slogan reading, "Macron, stop treating us like idiots!" The president, who is at the G20 leaders summit in Argentina, said on Tuesday he understood the anger felt by voters outside France's big cities over the squeeze that fuel prices have put on households, but insisted he would not be bounced into changing policy by "thugs". The slogan "The yellow vests will triumph" is seen on the Arc de Triomphe as protesters demonstrate at the Place de l'Etoile in Paris Credit: Reuters Philippe said there were 5,500 protesters in Paris and a combined 36,000 elsewhere in France. Police unions reported 582 road blockages. Some of the protesters expressed concern over the clashes. "What message do the yellow vests want to pass today? That we set France on fire, or find solutions? I find this (violence) absurd," Jacline Mouraud, a prominent activist within the yellow vests movement, told BFM television. But assistant teacher Sandrine Lemoussu, 45, who came from Burgundy to protest, told Reuters that people had had enough. "The people are in revolt," she said. "The anger is rising more and more, and the president despises the French. We aren't here to smash things, but the people have had enough." France's prime minister said 36,000 people were protesting across the country, including 5,500 in the capital for this third nationwide day of demonstration Credit: AFP One retiree protester said: "The government is not listening. Revolution cannot happen without violence." Many on the outskirts of smaller provincial towns and villages have expressed anger, underlining the gap between metropolitan elites and working class voters that has boosted anti-establishment politics across the Western world. "Mr Macron wrote a book called Revolution. He was prophetic because it is what he has managed to launch, but not the revolution he sought," Far-left La France Insoumise leader Jean-Luc Melenchon told reporters ahead of a protest in Marseille. The yellow vests, who enjoy widespread public support, get their name from the high-visibility jackets all motorists in France must carry in their vehicles. The protests have caught Macron off-guard just as he was trying to counter a fall in his popularity rating to 30 percent. His unyielding response has exposed him to charges of being out of touch with ordinary people. 

What To Watch On Netflix That’s New This Week

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 11:39

Streamline recommends "F is for Family" as the thing to watch on Netflix this

‘Fake news’ could destroy Western society, State Department official warns

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 11:25

Matt B. Chessen, who serves as acting deputy science and technology adviser to the secretary of state, delivers what might be considered a rebuke of the president.

YouPorn bans Starbucks products from its offices after the cafe chain bans porn

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 10:54

Starbucks doesn't want customers using each cafe's free WiFi to look at porn. Now, YouPorn has apparently responded with a blanket ban on Starbucks products in its offices. The coffee company confirmed on Thursday that a plan is in motion to prevent customers from accessing online pornography over in-store WiFi. "We have identified a solution to prevent this content from being viewed within our stores and we will begin introducing it to our U.S. locations in 2019," a spokesperson said. SEE ALSO: Deaf and hard-of-hearing customers in the U.S. celebrate Starbucks' first 'Signing Store' That's probably a smart move for a family-friendly business like Starbucks, but YouPorn had a little fun with the news. In an internal memo obtained by Forbes, YouPorn vice president Charlie Hughes imposed a blanket ban on Starbucks products in the company's offices, effective Jan. 1, 2019. "In light of the news that Starbucks has blocked customers from searching and viewing adult content within their establishments, Starbucks products will officially be banned from the YouPorn offices," Hughes wrote. (A YouPorn spokesperson later confirmed to Forbes the authenticity of the memo.) It's hard to imagine an employer actually taking disciplinary action against one of its workers over their coffee brand preference. Maybe Hughes is serious, but the more likely explanation is this memo "leak" is just a clever public relations move aimed at getting YouPorn into a few headlines. In which case, job well done. In the dumpster fire that is our current 24-hour news cycle, YouPorn's silly, hopefully non-serious clapback at this sensible move from Starbucks amounts to a welcome break. WATCH: Join us in ogling these Starbucks holiday drinks from around the world

Citing Russia threat, Ukraine boosts security at ports, power plants

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 10:37

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday his country had stepped up security at vital infrastructure sites such as nuclear power stations and Black Sea ports in the face of what he called a Russian test of the world order. Russia opened fire on and seized three Ukrainian navy ships and their crews on Nov. 25 in an incident which Moscow and Kiev have blamed on each other, triggering a crisis that has raised fears of a wider conflict. Poroshenko on Saturday repeated allegations that Russia had amassed a large military force in eastern Ukraine, which is controlled by pro-Russian separatists, and in Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

The Future of HIV Treatment Might Not Involve Pills

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 10:26

Researchers are now looking beyond daily drugs to therapies

Royal Mail delivers: Postman, can you take this to heaven?

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 09:18

LONDON (AP) — A 7-year-old Scottish boy who sent a birthday card to his father in heaven has received a heart-warming reply.

UN: Aid mission driver wounded by gunfire in eastern Syria

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 09:01

BEIRUT (AP) — Gunmen opened fire at the convoy of a joint humanitarian assessment mission in eastern Syria, the United Nations said Saturday, wounding a local driver in one of the country's most remote areas where fighting against Islamic State militants has displaced thousands.

Planet Earth working on 3 Mars landers to follow InSight

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 08:38

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — As Mars' newest resident settles in, Planet Earth is working on three more landers and at least two orbiters to join the scientific Martian brigade.

Here's What's New on Amazon Prime in December 2018

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 06:00

Here are the TV shows and movies coming to Amazon Prime in December 2018, including The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2 and Iron Man 2.

Don Lemon Gives Blistering Review Of Donald Trump's G20 Performance: 'Weak, Weak, Weak'

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 04:01

CNN's Don Lemon has examined why President Donald Trump seemed unwilling to

Migrants at Mexico border face an uncertain future on their own

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 03:00

Migrants wait for a chance to request US asylum, alongside the border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico. Authorities in Tijuana have started to relocate more than 6,000 Central Americans to a new shelter, after the rundown sports centre where they have been camped out for more than two weeks descended into squalor. Torrential rains this week have compounded the migrants’ misery, flooding the crowded sports complex where they sleep shoulder-to-shoulder in tents and shelters made from cardboard, garbage bags and blankets.

Michelle Obama Shades Donald Trump While Talking About White House Morals

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 02:32

Former first lady Michelle Obama noted the important role that morals played

Christmas Trees Being Held at Canadian Border Over Trade Negotiations, Brooklyn Company Says

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 22:53

Christmas tree companies claim there is a hold up at the Canadian border as the U.S., Canada, and Mexico continue to hammer out the details of a new trade agreement.

3 dead, 8 injured in immigrant smuggling attempt at border

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 22:46

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An attempt to smuggle immigrants into the country illegally ended with three people dead and eight seriously injured in a crash in a remote, rugged area of California near the Mexico border, authorities said.