Former Houston officer charged in Capitol riot

A former Houston police officer faces two federal misdemeanor charges linked to the U.S. Capitol riot, authorities said. Tam Pham is charged with entering a restricted building and engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct on Capitol grounds. (Jan. 22) Related News:2 Utah men convicted of fraud charged in $11M schemeHonolulu seeks to drop COVID case […]

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Here’s the latest for Friday January 22nd: Congress approves waiver for Defense Sec. nominee; Biden wants to discuss pipeline with Canadian PM; McConnell suggests delaying Trump impeachment trial; Former Houston police officer charged in Capitol riot. Related News:YouTube suspends Trump’s channel for at least a weekCapitol Police officer being hailed as a hero for drawing […]

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White House sends a message about foreign policy in announcing Biden call with Trudeau

In announcing a planned phone call on Friday between U.S. President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the White House’s intended message was clear: Traditional allies are back in favour while despots, dictators and the killers of dissenters are on the outs. The way press secretary Jen Psaki announced the scheduled call with Trudeau was revealing, as […]

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Japan court upholds ban on dual citizenship

TOKYO: A Japanese court upheld a ban on dual citizenship on Thursday (Jan 21), rejecting a suit that challenged the measure’s constitutionality and sought damages for those affected. Japan is one of around 50 countries internationally, includingSingapore, China and South Korea, that permits its citizens to hold only one nationality. Advertisement Advertisement Under current rules, Japanese […]

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Mongolian prime minister resigns after protests over COVID-19 mother

ULAANBAATAR: Mongolia’s Prime Minister announced on Thursday (Jan 21) he will immediately stand down, a day after thousands protested in the capital over what they said was the heavy-handed treatment of a coronavirus-infected mother and her newborn baby. “Unfortunately, we made a mistake during relocating that mother,” said Khurelsukh Ukhnaa, adding “as prime minister, I must […]

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Whale carcass washes up on Bali beach

DENPASAR, Indonesia: The rotting carcass of a nearly 14m whale washed up on Thursday (Jan 21) on a Bali beach popular with tourists. The conservation agency said it was investigating the death of the giant creature, which was first spotted in shallow waters near Batu Belig beach, north of Seminyak. Advertisement Advertisement Curious onlookers gathered around […]

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