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Carter Page sues over surveillance related to Russia probe

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kaelan Deese Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was the victim of “unlawful spying” during the FBI’s Russia investigation. The suit, filed Friday in federal court in Washington, D.C., alleges that the FBI......

Moscow opens its biggest outdoor ice rink for winter amid pandemic

Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Across town one ice rink has been converted into a COVID-19 hospital, but some Moscow residents took to the ice late on Friday as the city’s biggest outdoor rink opened for winter during the pandemic. The rink in the Soviet-era VDNKh amusement park in northern Moscow opened......

Iran tells U.N. ‘serious indications’ of Israeli responsibility in scientist’s death

Reuters
A view shows the site of the attack that killed Prominent Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, outside Tehran, Iran, November 27, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS (Reuters) – Iran said there are “serious indications of Israeli responsibility” in the assassination of an Iranian scientist and it reserves the......

WHO warns countries with falling COVID cases to stay alert

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Technical Lead for the World Health Organization (WHO) Maria Van Kerkhove speaks at a news conference on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo GENEVA (Reuters) – Even if countries see a fall in coronavirus cases, they need to stay vigilant, Maria......

India’s palm oil imports set to jump as tax cut lures refiners

Reuters
By Rajendra Jadhav, Mei Mei Chu MUMBAI/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – India’s imports of palm oil are set to rise by as much as 100,000 tonnes a month from December after the government slashed import tax on the tropical oil, making it cheaper than rival edible oils, industry officials said on......

Russia’s Sputnik V developers call on AstraZeneca to try combining vaccines

Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Developers of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine said on Thursday that AstraZeneca should try combining its experimental shot with the Russian one to boost efficacy. FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration......

Trump pardons Michael Flynn, former national security advisor who admitted lying to FBI

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he had pardoned Michael Flynn, his first national security advisor, who pleaded guilty three years ago to lying to FBI agents. The pardon came before a judge had ruled on a motion by......

Joe Biden is reviving all of his past failures — and it won’t stop: Goodwin

NYPost
Michael Goodwin Psst, an occasionally reliable source tells me Joe Biden has settled on a motto for his administration. It’s going to be “The Way We Were.” Just before he announced the first members of his team, the next president was heard singing in his Delaware basement, “Memories light the......

Analysis: Biden’s pick for U.N. envoy will find waning American influence

Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to be his ambassador to the United Nations in New York will have to tackle Washington’s waning leadership at the world body in the face of a more assertive China, diplomats and analysts said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Assistant Secretary of......

China calls launch a success as robotic spacecraft heads to moon

Reuters
WENCHANG, China (Reuters) – China hailed as a success its pre-dawn launch on Tuesday of a robotic spacecraft to bring back rocks from the moon in the first bid by any country to retrieve lunar surface samples since the 1970s, a mission underscoring Chinese ambitions in space. The Long March-5......

Dressel and Peaty set world records at ISL finals

Reuters
(Reuters) – World and Olympic champions Caeleb Dressel and Adam Peaty smashed their own short course world records on the final day of the International Swimming League (ISL) season in Budapest on Sunday. American Dressel, who last Monday became the first man to swim the 100m Individual Medley in under......

Trump administration pulls out of Open Skies Treaty with Russia

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Dominick Mastrangelo The Trump administration has withdrawn from the Open Skies Treaty with Russia, officials said early Sunday. “On May 22, 2020, the United States exercised its right pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article XV of the Treaty on Open Skies......

Former UFC champion McGregor signs deal to fight Poirier

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: MMA Mixed Martial Arts – UFC 246 – Welterweight – Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States – January 18, 2020 Conor McGregor before his fight against Donald Cerrone REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor has signed an agreement......

Russia resumes COVID-19 vaccine trial after pause – medical staff

Reuters
By Gleb Stolyarov, Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has resumed the vaccination of new volunteers in its trial for its flagship COVID-19 Sputnik V vaccine after a short pause, staff at six of 29 trial clinics said, as Moscow moves to accelerate plans to inoculate the population. FILE PHOTO:......

CBS Evening News, November 18, 2020

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here New York City schools close as U.S. coronavirus deaths surpass 250,000; Public can pick a name for this adorable panda cub at the National Zoo.  Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

Senate investigators: New records ‘confirm’ troubling Biden family links to China and Russia

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A Senate investigation into Hunter Biden and his business dealings in China and other countries released new findings that a pair of leading GOP senators said bolsters allegations of problems involving President-elect Joe Biden’s son. Senate Finance Committee Chairman......

Russia Tries New Weapon in Fight Against Doping Ban: Emotion

New York Times
Tariq Panja At the hearing this month, according to two people present at the hearings, Russia’s lawyers argued that WADA had gone beyond reasonable limits with its punishments, and even beyond what it legally could do within the scope of its statutes. WADA’s legal team countered by describing its efforts......

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