Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 71, witnesses describe horror
Forensic experts filled body bags with charred human remains in the field where the explosion occurred on Friday evening by the town of Tlahuelilpan in the state of Hidalgo, in one of the deadliest incidents to hit Mexico's troubled oil infrastructure in years. A number of people at the scene told Reuters that local shortages in gasoline supply since Lopez Obrador launched a drive to stamp out fuel theft had encouraged the rush to the gushing pipeline. "Everyone came to see if they could get a bit of gasoline for their car, there isn't any in the gas stations," said farmer Isaias Garcia, 50.
01/19/2019 - 06:30 PM
Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea
BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
01/20/2019 - 11:22 PM
Two feet of snow, -40 degrees possible as storm roars East
A blast of winter that dropped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest grew more angry as it roared east on Sunday.
01/20/2019 - 03:29 PM
Trump Discussed Russia Tower Deal Into Late 2016, Giuliani Says
Guiliani said it’s his understanding that conversations between Trump and Michael Cohen continued as late as October or November of that year. Cohen admitted in a guilty plea in late 2018 that he spoke with Trump and Russian officials about the potential deal as late as June 2016, after Cohen earlier told Congress it had ended much earlier. “It’s our understanding that it, that they went on throughout 2016,” Giuliani said of the discussions on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
01/20/2019 - 11:55 AM
Woman fabricates attempted kidnapping story to Long Island police to cover up how baby was injured
Police on Long Island said a woman fabricated a story about an attempted kidnapping in order to cover up how her 1-year-old son was injured.
01/19/2019 - 10:35 PM
Divided over leadership, but united in goals, women march and rally in New York
Women in New York City on Saturday could march, rally or protest in a variety of locations under different auspices, but the messages, and even one of the messengers, were similar.
01/19/2019 - 07:35 PM
British pound recovers as May outlines Brexit 'Plan B'
The pound recovered ground Monday after British Prime Minister Theresa May said she plans to return to Brussels to discuss changes to the Brexit deal she agreed with EU leaders last month despite an overwhelming rejection of the draft text by MPs last week. There was mixed news out of China, with official data showing the country's economic growth at its slowest pace in 28 years offsetting a report that the country has offered to eliminate its massive trade surplus with the United States -- easing trade war tensions between the world's two biggest economies. "Unless the British PM intends to commit political suicide, an extension request is the most likely scenario and the EU will most probably agree, which should be a positive development that will take the pound towards $1.30 again," predicted Konstantinos Anthis, Head of Research at ADSS.
01/21/2019 - 12:02 PM
Lunar eclipse 2019: ‘Blood Moon’ on Monday will be the last eclipse to be seen in Britain for 10 years
The Moon will turn red tomorrow as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The eclipse will happen in the early morning of Monday January 21 when the Moon start to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar surface. Spectators can expect the Moon to begin to darken slowly before turning red as it becomes completely caught in Earth’s shade. Sometimes the eclipsed Moon is a deep red colour, almost disappearing from view, and sometimes it can be quite bright. Next weeks Super Blood Wolf Moon will be the last for a decade Credit: Chris J Ratcliffe January’s full Moon is also known as a ‘wolf moon’, a name deriving from Native American Tribes who said wolves would howl outside villages during full moons at the beginning of the year. And the eclipse will occur when the Moon is at its closest point to Earth - making it a supermoon, so it will appear 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter. In Britain the Moon will be above the horizon throughout the eclipse, though from the extreme southeast of England the Sun will have risen as it comes to an end. The red effect is due to Earth’s atmosphere. Without an atmosphere the Moon would appear black or even totally invisible when it was within Earth’s shadow. But because Earth’s atmosphere extends about 50 miles up, during a total eclipse, although the Moon is in shadow, there is a ring around our planet through which the Sun’s rays still pass. Unlike the other wavelengths the Sun's red light is scattered much less by air allowing it to travel through the atmosphere where other colours are lost. Finally it is bent by a process of refraction as it leaves the atmosphere on the opposite side, channelling it on to the Moon’s surface. Lunar eclipses always happen at a full Moon as this is when it moves behind the Earth and into line with the Earth and Sun but most of the time no eclipse takes place because the e Moon's orbit is slightly tilted so it normally passes a little above or below the Earth’s shadow.
01/20/2019 - 04:22 AM
United Airlines passengers stranded over 15 hours at frigid Canadian military base
United Flight 179 passengers leaving New Jersey were stranded for nearly a day in Canada and then sent back to Newark Liberty International Airport.
01/21/2019 - 08:29 AM
Families in Afghanistan's north seek shelter as Taliban ups pressure
By Abdul Matin Sahak MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Dozens of families displaced from their homes in the northern province of Sar-e Pul by Taliban pressure have arrived in the provincial capital, as the insurgents have tightened their grip around the city, residents and officials said. Taliban fighters have been threatening oil fields around the city of Sar-e Pul as they have stepped up operations with the apparent aim of strengthening their position during peace talks with U.S. officials. ...
01/20/2019 - 04:01 AM
The Latest: Death toll rises to 73 in Mexico pipeline blast
TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on a pipeline fire in Mexico (all times local):
01/19/2019 - 08:09 PM
2 dead after 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Chile's coast
Damage has been reported after a strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck near Coquimbo in central Chile, prompting a tsunami warning that was canceled a short time later, officials say.
01/19/2019 - 09:36 PM
The Latest: Trump offers 'Dreamers' deal for border wall
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local):
01/19/2019 - 09:06 PM
Video shows Florida toddler walking towards police with hands up during her father's arrest
TPD said the toddler unexpectedly got out the pickup truck and imitated her parents, who were suspects, walking toward officers with her hands raised.
01/21/2019 - 01:02 PM
Arab states call for return of Syria refugees
Arab states at an economic summit in Lebanon on Sunday urged world powers to step up efforts to enable refugees, particularly Syrians, to return home and to ease the burden on host countries. 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. The refugee issue had been high on the summit's agenda at the request of Lebanon, which has been inundated with refugees since the start of the Syrian war 2011.
01/20/2019 - 02:46 PM
10 ways to make your binge-watch as comfortable as possible
In Binged, Mashable breaks down why we binge-watch, how we binge-watch, and what it does to us. Because binge-watching is the new normal.
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Binge-watching is basically an endurance sport, so you need to be sure you're prepared. After all, if you're going to watch You until your eyes fall out (recommended), why not make the experience as pleasant as possible?
That means paying close attention to the conditions under which you watch: the couch, the temperature, the vibe, and (most importantly) the snacks.
Some hot tips:
## 1\. Assemble your snacks before the binge-watch begins
To truly maximize your experience, I recommend selecting one salty snack, one sweet snack, and one wild-card snack. Some suggestions from my colleagues, whose tastes range from great to truly horrifying:
* Sno-Caps in popcorn
* Plain Lay's chips and Greek yogurt
* Chocolate-covered pretzels
* Trader Joe's olive oil popcorn
* Literally a ham-and-cheese sandwich dipped in orange juice (cursed)
* Celery and peanut butter
* Peanut butter straight from the jar
Note: you can always sub in pizza for any category (or all three).
## 2\. Keep no less than three beverages in front of you at all times
One of the beverages should be water. For the other two, I like to choose a large, gulp-able beverage -- like Gatorade or, if I am feeling brave, seltzer -- as well as a fancy, small beverage, like a blood orange San Pellegrino or one of those high-end lemonades with cursive lettering on the bottle.
SEE ALSO: Watching your favorite TV show a million times isn't compulsive. It's a comfort binge.
## 3\. Get up every hour to stretch
You don't have to do a full yoga class, but it's nice to remind your body that it is, in fact, capable of movement.
> Netflix: are you still watching?
> Me: pic.twitter.com/yUbJ6KjVct
> -- sara reinis (@SaraReinis) March 7, 2018
## 4\. Consider the two-blanket approach
I have radiators in my apartment and do not control my own heat, which means that sometimes my living room is 1,000 degrees. This is too hot. If I open the window, though (see #7), it becomes too cold. That's why I prefer to have two blankets near me when I binge-watch: one thick blanket for the cold times and one thinner cotton blanket for the medium times. During the hot times, I use no blanket at all.
## 5\. Consider your spinal column
If you need to bring a bed pillow onto the couch for back support, so be it. If you're binge-watching in bed, consider acquiring a backrest pillow. Maybe one ... with a cupholder?
## 6\. If you're watching a show featuring heavy subject matter, take more breaks
While there is certainly no shame in binge-watching, it can have adverse effects on your mental health -- especially if the show you choose deals with emotionally fraught topics. In these cases, treat yourself to a few more breaks than you normally would. We're not saying go outside (imagine!), but maybe do a few more stretches, check in with your friends, and drink some extra water.
## 7\. Open a window
Let your binge-watching farts (different than regular farts) fly freely into the atmosphere.
## 8\. Text people about what you're watching
If you do not have a binge-watching partner literally sitting next to you, it can be fun to live-text the show with a fellow binge-watcher in another location. It also reminds you that you have friends. Crucial!
What you should not do, however, is send texts about the show to someone who has not seen the whole show yet. Avoid committing this friendship crime at all costs.
> When Netflix freezes to ask if you're still watching and you see yourself reflected in the screen pic.twitter.com/tDdSSN6PR5
> -- Philip Ellis (@Philip_Ellis) February 16, 2018
## 9\. Switch positions
When you have a nest, you have a nest, so switching rooms isn't necessary. But alternating between sitting up and lying down, or even just lying down on the other end of the couch, can be kinda nice. After all, lying down in a second location is a fun twist on lying down.
## 10\. Respect the air
If you've chosen some really good snacks (and also haven't left the couch for six hours), the room can start to smell a little ... rank. That's when it's time to light a candle.
On the off-chance Gilmore Girls is your binge-watch, there is a Gilmore Girls candle designed to burn in tandem with the 2016 revival. There are also Stranger Things-themed candles. Or you could just burn a regular one. It's your binge-watch, after all!
## WATCH: Netflix is raising its prices
01/20/2019 - 10:00 AM
China population growth slows despite abolition of the one-child policy
China's population grew at a slower rate last year despite the abolition of the one-child policy, official data showed Monday, raising fears an ageing society will pile further pressure on an already slowing economy. There were 15.23 million live births in 2018, a drop of two million from the year before, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed. With 9.93 million deaths, this led to a growth rate of 3.81 per thousand in 2018, a dip from 5.32 per thousand the previous year. NBS commissioner Ning Jize said population growth had peaked, but said the country still had huge potential. "China's labour participation rate is not considered low worldwide, more than 700 million of our 900 million people (of working age) are employed, and there is still room (for growth)," he said. Signs of China's falling population growth had emerged when data released by some local authorities indicated a significant drop in births last year. In Qingdao, a city in eastern Shandong province - one of China's most populous regions - births between January and November decreased by 21 percent to just over 81,000 compared to the previous year. Top 10 | Largest countries by population Still, China's total population rose by 5.3 million in 2018 to 1.395 billion people, retaining its title as the world's most populous nation. China for decades limited most families to one child - often enforcing this policy through hefty financial penalties - in a bid to control population growth. This was relaxed in 2016 when couples were allowed two children in response to concerns about an ageing society and shrinking workforce. China's workforce - those aged between 16 and 59 - was 897.3 million last year, a 4.7 million drop from 2017, NBS data showed. The workforce is on track to decline by as much as 23 percent by 2050.
01/21/2019 - 03:43 AM
The Entry-Level 2019 Porsche Cayenne Deserves Your Attention
Porsche’s base Cayenne will have you seeking out the roads usually reserved for sports cars.
01/21/2019 - 11:10 AM
Why the stock market is headed for a swift recovery
Everywhere I look, people seek negatives and ignore positives. When that happens, better times lie ahead for the stock market.
01/20/2019 - 07:01 AM
Australian rallies demand safe streets for women after Israeli student murder
Several thousand people marched through major Australia cities on Sunday calling for safety for women after an Israeli exchange student was murdered in Melbourne. The marches, part of the Women's March rallies held around the world in support of women's rights, gathered some 3,000 people in Sydney, who in their chants demanded safe streets for women in Australian cities. Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was killed when walking home after a night out with friends in Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, earlier this week.
01/20/2019 - 12:52 AM
The Latest: Bitter cold freezes US regions hit by storm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm moving across the country (all times local):
01/21/2019 - 04:15 AM
Kamala Harris launches 2020 White House bid
California senator Kamala Harris has launched her presidential campaign for 2020, adding to a crowded Democratic field dominated by a new generation of women and minority candidates. The 54-year-old former prosecutor announced her bid for the White House on Monday in an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America programme, saying "The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values. That's why I'm running for president of the United States." She is the fifth Democrat to enter what is shaping up to be a fierce battle to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard have already announced their campaigns, along with former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro and John Delaney, a Democratic Congressman from Maryland. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, who ran for the nomination in 2016, are also expected to throw their hat into the ring in coming weeks. JUST IN: @KamalaHarris on announcing she will be running for president in 2020: "I feel a responsibility to stand up and fight for who we are." https://t.co/qUX1sERxxZpic.twitter.com/NcSHFTRIny— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 21, 2019 Ms Harris, 54, is a rising star within the party and came to national attention with her prosecution style grillings of Trump administration appointees and officials, including Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, during Senate hearings. Born to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father, Ms Harris would break several barriers if elected president. Her supporters believe she has a broad enough appeal to gain traction with a Democratic Party that is increasingly non white and fuelled by women who feel alienated by Mr Trump's policies. Monday's announcement was carefully timed for its symbolism. Choosing to enter the race on Martin Luther King day, a federal holiday to recognise the civil rights leader, Ms Harris highlighted the historic nature of her candidacy. This week also marks 47 years since Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress, became the first black woman to seek the Democratic nomination for president. Ms Harris has also chosen to hold her first campaign event on Friday in South Carolina, a state where black voters are the dominant force in the Democratic primary, rather than the traditional first stops of Iowa and New Hampshire, the two predominantly white states that open the primary vote. Mr Sanders and Cory Booker, another potential 2020 contender, were also in South Carolina on Monday, in a sign of how seriously they are taking the African American vote ahead of the next election. Mr Sanders used a public event marking Martin Luther King day to call Mr Trump "a racist", saying the president has purposely tried "to divide us up by the color of our skin, by our gender, by the country we came from, by our religion". Mr Biden and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at an event in Washington celebrating Mr King's life. Mr Trump also marked the national holiday, laying a wreath by Mr King's memorial in Washington DC, but he chose not to comment on the Democratic race. Kamala Harris with Barack Obama in 2011 Credit: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque The successful Democratic candidate will be the one that primary voters feel is best able to tackle Mr Trump and to appeal to the party’s many constituencies, which include white rural voters, young people, college-educated women and African Americans. Ms Harris has focused her campaign on reducing the high cost of living with a middle-class tax credit, pursuing immigration and criminal justice changes and a Medicare-for-all healthcare system. She has said she will reject corporate political action committee money, in a nod to the increasingly prominent progressive wing of the party which entered Congress earlier this year vowing to end corporate lobbying and campaign donations. Ms Harris made a veiled dig at Mr Trump as said she felt a "responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are" and regain America's "moral authority" in the world. She also debuted a campaign slogan, "Kamala Harris, for the people”, that aides said was a nod to her background as a prosecutor. Ms Harris’ campaign will be based in Baltimore, with a second office in her hometown of Oakland, California. She will hold a launch rally in Oakland before the end of the month.
01/21/2019 - 07:48 AM
Government shutdown: US federal workers turn to pawn shops for cash as stalemate goes on
US federal workers who are not getting paid during the longest government shutdown in the country's history are increasingly turning to pawnbrokers for short-term loans, according to shop owners. The turnout is small – a few people per day – pawnbrokers said, but many expect the numbers to increase amid the stalemate. About 800,000 federal workers have missed a paycheck during the nearly month-long shutdown.
01/20/2019 - 12:43 PM
Israel increasingly goes public with its strikes in Syria
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Monday claimed responsibility for a series of airstrikes on Iranian military targets in Syria, drifting further away from its longstanding policy of playing down or covering up its military activities in the war-torn country.
01/21/2019 - 02:13 PM
Ghosn awaits fate after vowing to stay in Japan if bailed
Carlos Ghosn awaits his fate as a Tokyo court prepares to rule on his bail request after the ousted Nissan boss vowed to remain in Japan if released and offered to provide more collateral. "As the court considers my bail application, I want to emphasise that I will reside in Japan and respect any and all bail conditions the Court concludes are warranted," Ghosn said in a statement released by his US-based representatives. A spokeswoman for Ghosn, Devon Spurgeon, said his family had already rented an apartment in Tokyo where he promised to reside while awaiting trial.
01/21/2019 - 04:53 AM
Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of Jan. 20)
We don't get many slow weeks when it comes to Netflix releases, but this week certainly counts. With just ten shows and movies on the docket (nine of which are Netflix originals), there's a decent chance that nothing here will really stand out for you. Personally, I will be delving into the final six episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as soon as they go live, since it's one of the two or three best sitcoms on the service.
If you're a fan of serial killers (well, not a fan, but you know what I mean), Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes should be on your radar as well. And all I now about Polar is that it features Mad Mikkelsen with an eye patch, so I'll probably check it out. And hey, at least nothing is leaving the streaming service this week!
Here is the complete list of the Netflix arrivals and departures for the week of January 20th, 2019:
### Monday, January 21st
* Justice-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
### Thursday, January 24th
* Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
* Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
### Friday, January 25th
* Animas-- NETFLIX FILM
* Black Earth Rising-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
* Club de Cuervos: Season 4-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
* Kingdom-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
* Medici: The Magnificent-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
* Polar-- NETFLIX FILM
* Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4 Part 2-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
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* Nothing is leaving Netflix!
We'll be back next week with another full slate of shows, movies, and specials coming and going from the streaming service. In the meantime, check out the complete lists of arriving content and departing content.
01/20/2019 - 09:41 AM
The First 1500 Toyota Supra Buyers Get This Special Launch Edition
With visual tweaks and a commemorative plaque, this car is a bid to make the new 2020 Supra more collectible.
01/20/2019 - 09:04 AM
British Airway is giving one of its Boeing 747s a 1960s-era paint scheme
British Airways will paint one of its Boeing 747's in a retro scheme that dates to the 1960s as part of an effort to commemorate its 100th birthday.
01/21/2019 - 11:14 AM
Saudi Crown Prince Shows a ‘Chilling’ Instability, Graham Says
The heir to Saudi Arabia’s monarchy, widely known as MBS, has so far largely dodged any reprisals against himself, with President Donald Trump opting in November to impose sanctions against 17 lower-level Saudis implicated in the murder following global outrage. “We have to deal with bad people, but we don’t have to have special relationships with bad people,” Graham told Bloomberg News.
01/20/2019 - 03:10 AM
Winter storm to hit U.S. northeast with up to two feet of snow
The Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for a swath of the eastern United States that is home to 100 million people, said meteorologist Rich Otto of the U.S. Weather Prediction Center. The storm system, which was moving from west to east and was strengthened by arctic air from Canada, hit many parts of the Midwest on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. In Chicago, where some neighborhoods received 8 inches (20 cm) of snow, a third of flights were canceled at the city's two main airports, said Mark Duell, vice president of operations for tracking firm FlightAware.
01/19/2019 - 10:35 PM
Houston home to rival Martin Luther King Day parades
HOUSTON (AP) — For more than two decades, Houston has had competing parades on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with organizers lobbing allegations of favoritism and conspiracy at each other and at city officials as the groups battled over permits and preferred starting times.
01/20/2019 - 11:09 AM
Why did Mueller’s office choose to speak out about a news article with false information for the first time?
Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliff says he is curious why Robert Mueller chose to speak out about the BuzzFeed article when there have been multiple fake articles published over the last two years.
01/20/2019 - 11:26 AM
Trump attacks top Democrat for rejecting Mexico wall deal
US President Donald Trump bitterly attacked top Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Sunday after she rejected a deal on immigration and the Mexico border wall that would end a 30-day-old government shutdown. "Nancy Pelosi has behaved so irrationally & has gone so far to the left that she has now officially become a Radical Democrat," Trump tweeted. Pelosi is from San Francisco.
01/20/2019 - 10:05 AM
Model who alleged Russian meddling in US election tells Moscow court she will not publish Deripaska recordings
Anastasia Vashukevich, the model who recorded a former employer of Paul Manafort allegedly discussing US relations with a Russian deputy prime minister during the 2016 election, has promised in a Moscow court not to release any further recordings. Ms Vashukevich previously claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the US election from a fling with Oleg Deripaska, the metals magnate to whom Donald Trump's campaign manager Manafort reportedly promised private briefings, something Deripaska always denied. Video she uploaded to Instagram showed Mr Deripaska speaking on a yacht in 2016 with Sergei Prikhodko, a deputy prime minister and long-time aide to Vladimir Putin. In a separate audio recording, Mr Deripaska is heard discussing Russia's “bad relations with America”. The pair talked about the “issue with America,” Ms Vashukevich had claimed. After her Instagram posts were discovered in February 2018, Ms Vashukevich was arrested while leading a sex training seminar in Thailand, and Mr Deripaska successfully sued Ms Vashukevich for violating his right to privacy with her photographs and recordings. A Russian court ordered her to delete the posts and pay him £5,800 in emotional damages. She and her partner from the sex training received a suspended sentence for soliciting and conspiracy last week and deported to Belarus, their native country. On her way there, they were arrested in a Moscow airport on Thursday. They face prostitution charges carrying up to six years in prison. After being led by bailiffs into a glass defendant's cage on Saturday, Ms Vashukevich asked Mr Deripaska's forgiveness and promised no more revelations. Ms Vashukevich was deported by Thailand and arrested at Moscow airport Credit: Vasily Maximov/AFP “There won't be any more audio recordings about Oleg Deripaska,” she told journalists from a glass defendant's cage. “I won't compromise him anymore, so he can relax, really, I've had enough." She claimed that she was now subject to "fabricated" criminal cases in Thailand, Russia and Belarus. Ms Vashukevich declined to comment when asked by The Telegraph if the prostitution charges against her were related to claims of Russian election interference. The court delayed a hearing on her confinement until Tuesday after investigators said they didn't have enough evidence to make their arguments. Mr Deripaska has denied interference and said he never received an offer of private briefings. He is under US sanctions, but sanctions against some of his companies are set to be lifted this week despite controversy in congress. Mr Deripaska is seen speaking to Mr Prikhodko in footage posted by Ms Vashukevich Credit: Instagram The meeting on the yacht took place in August 2016 off the coast of Norway, according to an investigation by opposition activist Alexei Navalny. A private jet linked to Mr Deripaska had flown between New York and Moscow and then to Norway in the previous days, Mr Navalny found. Manafort, who has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and agreed to cooperate with Robert Mueller's investigation into election interference, told a Russian acquaintance he could offer private briefings to Mr Deripaska the month before, according to emails seen by The Atlantic and other publications. Russia ordered YouTube to take down Mr Navalny's video investigation, but it is still available and has more than 8 million views. While in jail in Thailand, Ms Vashukevich claimed to have more than 16 hours of audio recordings and photographs providing evidence of Russian interference in the US election. She promised to provide the evidence if the United States gave her asylum. Miss Vashukevich in detention in Thailand Credit: JORGE SILVA/REUTERS Ms Vashukevich told CNN she witnessed Mr Deripaska meeting three Americans in 2016 and 2017 and said “they had a plan for the election”. She said she had photographs of one of the Americans with Mr Deripaska, but refused to name any of the men. CNN also reported FBI agents had unsuccessfully tried to see her in Thailand.
01/21/2019 - 05:23 AM
World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan
TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest man has died at his home — a hot springs inn — in northern Japan at the age of 113.
01/20/2019 - 09:35 AM
Prince Philip 'could be sent on driving awareness course' as police investigate crash
The Duke of Edinburgh could be sent on a drivers’ awareness course, it has emerged, as police continue to investigate a crash which left two women hospitalised. The Duke, 97, is understood to have no intention of giving up driving, having been photographed on public roads driving a new car less than 48 hours after the accident. He is understood to be complying with a Norfolk Police investigation, which will see him interviewed about what happened. Two women, aged 45 and 28, will also be asked for their recollections of the accident, after their Kia Carens collided with the Duke’s Land Rover Freelander on the A149 on Thursday. Both police and palace have emphasised that the investigation will be conducted in the same way as any other traffic accident, despite one of the involved parties being married to the Queen. That process would see him interviewed in the coming days, before police officers recommend whether to proceed with charging anyone involved. The scene of the crash, on the A149 at Sandringham The Duke has already passed an eye test as part of the investigation, celebrating by defiantly driving himself around the public roads near to Sandringham alone less than 48 hours after the accident. He was caught on camera driving in dark glasses without wearing a seatbelt, in a gesture that has been criticised by onlookers. A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “We are aware of the photograph. “Suitable words of advice have been given to the driver and this is in line with our standard response when being made aware of or receiving such images showing this type of offence.” The law states that drivers can be fined up to £500 if caught without a seatbelt. The Duke of Edinburgh drives the Queen and Barack and Michelle Obama during their visit to Windsor Credit: Geoff Pugh If the Duke was found to be at fault for the Sandringham accident, he could be charged with driving without due care and attention, which carries a maximum penalty of nine points on a driving record and a £5,000 fine. It is thought unlikely that a prosecution would come to court. A police source said yesterday that non-royal drivers involved in a similar collision would more likely be offered a drivers’ awareness course, with improving their motoring skills considered more in the public interest than a court case. The Duke reportedly said "I'm such a fool" after being pulled from his wrecked Land Rover Freelander on Thursday after it flipped on its side following the collision with a Kia close to Sandringham. Witnesses claim he had told police at the scene he had been “dazzled” by the low sun at 2.45pm. A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “As is standard procedure with injury collisions, the incident will be investigated and any appropriate action taken.”
01/20/2019 - 03:00 PM
Snow fallout: Airlines canceled more than 4,800 flights since Friday
Flight schedules appeared to be on the rebound Monday after a rough weekend. But only after 4,600 mostly storm-related cancellations since Friday.
01/21/2019 - 02:20 PM
Dream Match: Could an Old F-14 Tomcat Kill a Stealth F-22?
We take a look.
01/20/2019 - 07:00 AM
ProSieben sees pressure easing as Netflix raises prices
ProSiebenSat.1 Media believes that price increases by U.S. streaming giant Netflix could ease competitive pressures on the German group's core TV business and is bullish on growth at its e-commerce arm, CEO Max Conze said. Conze took the helm at the Munich-based broadcaster last June but has had a rough welcome from investors who have sent its shares to seven-year lows on doubts that he can revive its ailing free-to-air TV business. The former CEO of UK appliances company Dyson told Reuters that plans to relaunch a German streaming venture in cooperation with Discovery Inc, public broadcaster ZDF, publisher Axel Springer and possibly others were on track for late summer.
01/20/2019 - 01:33 PM
After the storm: Dangerous stretch of subzero AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures to grip northeastern US
A polar plunge of brutal cold has descended on the northeastern United States, which can threaten lives and complicate travel and cleanup efforts following the weekend snowstorm.
01/20/2019 - 04:54 PM
US spy satellite launched into orbit from California
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A powerful Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying a U.S. spy satellite lifted off Saturday from California.
01/19/2019 - 05:24 PM
Israel and Chad renew diplomatic ties as Netanyahu visits
N'Djamena (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the majority-Muslim nation of Chad Sunday for what he called a "historic" trip, as the two countries restored diplomatic ties after a decades-long break. The Israeli leader said it was the start of a push to restore his country's standing in the Islamic world. Netanyahu and Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno have "announced the renewal of diplomatic relations between Chad and Israel", a statement from the Israeli premier's office said, shortly after he arrived in N'djamena.
01/20/2019 - 10:44 AM
May to Brief Cabinet on Where She Goes Next: Brexit Update
(Bloomberg) -- Theresa May is preparing to set out where Brexit goes next after the overwhelming rejection of her deal a week ago. She’s due to present a plan to Parliament on Monday, where members are already working on plans to take control of the process.
01/20/2019 - 06:54 AM
The best UK deals for Blue Monday: ManCave beard oils, Rimmel highlighters, L’Oréal face masks, and more
Welcome to Blue Monday -- a party you definitely don't want to attend.
If you aren't familar with this date, and why it's blue, it's probably a good thing, because Blue Monday is the name given to the date in January claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. That day is today!
The third Monday of January has been awarded this gloomy title due to a combination of post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights, and the arrival of some pretty unpleasant credit card bills. It's not all doom and gloom though, because Blue Monday can be used as a catalyst to make some positive changes to turn your frown upside down.
In this list of the best Blue Monday deals, we have tracked down discounts on personal care products including face masks, moisturisers, highlighters, and self-tanning elixers. Basically, all the stuff that is going to make you feel good and glow, literally.
You can save on a bunch of different ManCave products, including ManCave blackspice beard oil and ManCave dace and stubble cleanser. We have also sourced deals on Rimmel and Max Factor items, like Rimmel insta strobing highlighter and Max Factor miracle glow duo pro illuminator. Last but certainly not least, you can save on L'Oreal products like the L'Oreal Paris 3 pure clays and charcoal detox mask, reduced to just £4.80.
These are the best deals from across the internet for Jan. 21.
## ManCave products
This wash bag set is an Amazon exclusive.
* ManCave Essentials Wash Bag Set -- £17
* ManCave Blackspice Beard Oil -- £5.25 (list price £9.99)
* ManCave Anti-Ageing & SPF20 Moisturiser -- £4.20 (list price £8.99)
* ManCave Texturising Hair Paste -- £4 (list price £8.50)
* ManCave Face and Stubble Cleanser -- £4.49 (list price £5.99)
## Rimmel deals
This Rimmel London insta fix and matte powder is down to £2.96.
* Rimmel London Insta Fix & Matte Powder -- £2.96 (list price £4.99)
* Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Highlighter Palette -- £5.59 (buy two and save £6.99)
* Rimmel Magnif'eyes 12 Pan Eyeshadow Palette -- £5.82 (buy two and save £8.99)
* Rimmel Magnif'Eyes Eye Contouring Palette -- £6.47 (buy two and save £8.99)
* Rimmel Insta Strobing Highlighter -- £3.88 (buy two and save £5.99)
## Max Factor offers
You'll literally be glowing.
* Max Factor CC Concealer Stick -- £7.98 (list price £9.99)
* Max Factor Miracle Glow Duo Pro Illuminator -- £6.39 (list price £10.99)
* Max Factor CC Concealer Stick for Dark Spots -- £5.68 (list price £9.99)
* Max Factor CC Reduce Dullness Concealer Stick -- £5.81 (list price £9.99)
* Max Factor Miracle Glow Duo Pro Illuminator Creamy Highlighter -- £8.79 (list price £10.99)
## L'Oreal deals
Treat your face right.
* L'Oreal Sublime Self-Tanning Elixir -- £9.18 (list price £14.99)
* L'Oreal Paris 3 Pure Clays and Charcoal Detox Mask -- £4.80 (list price £7.99)
* L'Oreal Paris 3 Pure Clays and Marine Algae Blemish Rescue Mask -- £4.80 (list price £7.99)
* L'Oreal Paris 3 Pure Clays and Red Algae Glow Mask -- £4.73 (list price £7.99)
* L'Oreal Paris 3 Pure Clays and Yuzu Lemon Bright Mask -- £4.73 (list price £7.99)
01/21/2019 - 06:31 AM
Elon Musk gets green light to deliver Tesla Model 3 cars in Europe
Tesla has secured approval from regulators to sell its Model 3 cars in Europe, in a move that will bring it in direct competition with the likes of BMW, Volkswagen and Peugeot in their home market. Dutch vehicle authority RDW approved Tesla's request to sell the most affordable of its electric cars on Monday, meaning that British customers can order the car from next month. Production of right hand driving vehicles, the standard in the UK, is not due to start until mid 2019. The announcement comes days after chief executive Elon Musk issued a letter to all of his employees, describing 2018 as "the most challenging in Tesla's history". In the same letter, Musk said he had "no choice" but to reduce full time employee headcount by 7pc and retain only the most critical temps and contractors. "There isn't any other way," he said. Workers will now focus on producing a cheaper version of the Model 3 in an attempt to boost sales. Shipments of Model 3 vehicles to Europe and Asia are expected to generate a profit for the company in future, Musk said. Tesla's Model 3 is currently priced at over $35,000 (£27,200), has a range of 220 miles and a top speed of 130 mph. The model first went on sale at the end of 2018. Tesla was forced to push back its production targets last year when it failed to hit the 5,000 vehicle a week target by the end of 2017.
01/21/2019 - 08:36 AM
Tornados inflict damage in Alabama town, Florida Panhandle
WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — Homes, businesses, government offices and churches were among the buildings badly damaged or demolished when tornadoes struck central Alabama over the weekend.
01/20/2019 - 03:31 PM
Stealth Shocker: China Claims It Can Track Air Force F-22 Raptors
No more stealth?
01/20/2019 - 11:00 PM
Paper questions Karen Pence's job
Over Christian school's teacher application.
01/21/2019 - 07:22 AM
France hits Google with 50 million euro data consent fine
France's data watchdog on Monday announced a fine of 50 million euros ($57 million) for US search giant Google, using the EU's strict General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the first time. Google was handed the record fine from the CNIL regulator for failing to provide transparent and easily accessible information on its data consent policies, a statement said. The CNIL said Google made it too difficult for users to understand and manage preferences on how their personal information is used, in particular with regards to targeted advertising.
01/21/2019 - 10:57 AM
Police fire tear gas as Greeks protest against Macedonia name deal
Central Athens turned into a sea of people holding blue and white Greek flags as thousands came from all over the country to rally against the accord to name the ex-Yugoslav state North Macedonia. Many Greeks believe the name Macedonia implies a territorial claim over their country's own northern region of that name. The issue evokes strong emotions among Greeks who consider Macedonia, the ancient kingdom ruled by Alexander the Great, to be an integral part of their homeland and heritage.
01/20/2019 - 12:29 PM
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