This person is trying to watch 'The Bachelorette' but the dog splayed out on his back is just too distractingly cute.
This person is trying to watch 'The Bachelorette' but the dog splayed out on his back is just too distractingly cute.
A former Trump campaign associate who was the target of a secret surveillance warrant during the FBI's Russia investigation says in a federal lawsuit that he was the victim of “unlawful spying.” The suit from Carter Page alleges a series of omissions and errors made by FBI and Justice Department officials in applications they submitted in 2016 and 2017 to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to eavesdrop on Page on suspicion that he was an agent of Russia.
Militants have killed at least 40 people on a farm in Borno state in northeast Nigeria, three sources told Reuters on Saturday. The attack, at Kwashebe Zamarmari in the Jere local government area, happened late morning local time as the workers were harvesting rice, according to a village leader, a local fighter with the Zamarmari group and a police source. Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province are both active in northeast Nigeria, where insurgency has reigned for a decade.
Britain and France signed a new agreement to try to stop illegal migration across the Channel on Saturday, upping patrols and technology in the hope of closing off a dangerous route used by migrants to try to reach the UK on small boats. UK interior minister Priti Patel said that under the deal, the number of officers patrolling French beaches would double, and new equipment including drones and radar would be employed. This year, hundreds of people, including some children, have been caught crossing to southern England from makeshift camps in northern France - navigating one of the world's busiest shipping routes in overloaded rubber dinghies.
Instagram is full of wannabes, but there was only one Sylvia. Describing herself as a “coffee-operated robot living her best life,” Sylvia was born in May 2020, made her online debut on July 4 at the age of 30, and passed away last week at the grand old age of 80. Sylvia made a lot […]
Police in London said on Saturday that they had made 155 arrests as they tried to break up anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine protests. The police said the arrests had been made for different offences including assaulting a police officer, possession of drugs and breaching coronavirus restrictions. Earlier police lined up in a number of streets in central London's West End shopping district and confronted crowds of protesters in St James's Park, near Westminster.
Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington became the first African American to be appointed a cardinal in the Catholic Church’s history on Saturday, November 28.Cardinal Gregory, 72, was among 13 new cardinals from 8 nations appointed by Pope Francis at a consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday. The cardinal joins 229 other men who are among the Pope’s closest advisors, of which 128 can elect a future Pope, Vatican News reported.Speaking ahead of the appointment, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the appointment sent “a powerful message of hope and inclusion to the Church in the United States.” Credit: Vatican TV via Storyful
The coronavirus tier system could end in just nine weeks, Boris Johnson told his MPs on Saturday night in an attempt to head off a major rebellion by furious Conservative MPs. In a letter to Tory MPs, the Prime Minister said he would allow the House of Commons to vote on the new tiers in late January, saying the regulations "have a sunset of 3 February". The move, which could require a parliamentary vote to extend the restrictions by that date, will be seen as a major concession from the Prime Minister, after up to 100 Tory MPs threatened the biggest rebellion of Mr Johnson's premiership, amid fears the regulations would last until Easter. There has been widespread anger from all wings of the party over a broad brush approach that has put low incidence areas into higher tiers because they are in the same county as a city with a high infection rate. He also separately wrote to rebel leaders Mark Harper and Steve Baker. It comes amid increasing hopes of a vaccine being approved by regulators this week, raising expectations that areas can be released from tighter restrictions sooner rather than later, with officials poised to begin inoculation on December 7. On Tuesday, MPs will vote on plans that will place 99 per cent of England's population in the highest tiers from Wednesday, with only Cornwall, the Isle of Wight and Isles of Scilly placed in the lowest Tier 1. In a letter sent to all Tory MPs on Saturday night, Mr Johnson said there would be "an opportunity to review all tier allocations at the first review point on Dec 16. At that point we will have a fuller picture of the impact of the national restrictions". But he indicated the Government would seek to extend the restrictions until the end of March “as we believe it will be necessary to control the virus through the winter”. All the tiers would be reviewed against five indicators including case detection rates in all age groups; case detection rates in the over 60s; the rate at which cases are rising or falling; positivity rate (the number of positive cases detected as a percentage of tests taken); and pressure on the NHS. Mr Johnson said he would personally chair a Cabinet Office committee which will "take the final decision on tier allocations". Decisions will be announced on Dec 17 and come into force on Dec 19. He added: "We will also consider local views to build the most accurate picture of what is happening on the ground. Mr Johnson also promised that "ahead of the vote on Tuesday, we will publish further analysis of the health, economic and social impacts of Covid and the measures taken to suppress them". The Prime Minister's hand could have been forced by the fact that Labour is threatening to abstain in Tuesday's vote, potentially pitching Mr Johnson against his rebels to force through the plans. A well-placed Labour source told The Telegraph: "We have not yet made a decision. It is not a surprise to say that abstention may be possible. I can't see us voting against." Anneliese Dodds, the shadow Chancellor, told an online conference: "It is completely irresponsible for the Government to leave Tier 3 areas in the lurch like this again." More than 23 million people have been placed in the most restrictive Tier 3, in which almost all household mixing is banned, and bars and restaurants are limited to takeaway and delivery services. Writing in The Telegraph, Mr Harper, the chairman of the anti-lockdown Covid Recovery Group, said: "There is no doubt that Covid is a deadly disease to many and it is vital that we control its spread effectively. "But we must give equal regard to other lethal killers like cancer, dementia and heart disease, and all the health implications of poverty and falling GDP." MPs have been particularly angered that they would not be given another say on tiers, potentially condemning some parts of England to the strictest measures until Easter without any Parliamentary oversight. Mr Johnson's offer does not meet the CRG's demands, after Mr Harper called for "a review point in early January that will allow MPs to renew – or withhold – their support for further restrictions." He added: "The proposed restrictions are severe, and will have huge repercussions when it comes to people’s health, businesses and livelihoods." Another rebel Richard Drax, Conservative MP for South Dorset, added: “I am not convinced lockdowns, tiered or otherwise, work, and the devastation they are causing to lives and livelihoods is truly shocking.” Writing in The Telegraph, Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Leader of the House of Commons, said he understood "the frustrations of the public, and of my colleagues, at these restrictions. I feel them too, profoundly". He added: "But we need to take these steps to control the virus, protect the NHS from being overwhelmed and ultimately save lives.”
Brazilian winger Raphinha scored his first goal for Leeds United to give his side a 1-0 win in an eventful Premier League game full of disallowed goals and superb saves at Goodison Park on Saturday. With England manager Gareth Southgate watching from the stands, Everton keeper Jordan Pickford was in fine form, blocking a shot from Patrick Bamford with his legs and diving at full stretch to deny Raphinha. Everton's James Rodriguez and Richarlison had the ball in the net in the first half but both efforts were ruled out for offside, and Leeds keeper Illan Meslier made superb saves from Mason Holgate and Richarlison to keep his clean sheet intact.
Canada on Saturday blocked bulk exports of prescription drugs if they would create a shortage at home, in response to outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to allow imports from Canada to lower some drug prices for Americans. "Certain drugs intended for the Canadian market are prohibited from being distributed for consumption outside of Canada if that sale would cause or worsen a drug shortage," Health Minister Patty Hajdu said in a statement. The Canadian measure went into effect on Friday, just days before a U.S. "Importation Prescription Drugs" rule that would eventually allow licensed U.S. pharmacists or wholesalers to import in bulk certain prescription drugs intended for the Canadian market.
A biopic about Seattle-based classic rock band Heart is being produced for Amazon, vocalist Ann Wilson revealed to SiriusXM’s “Volume West” host Lyndsey Parker. According to Wilson, Carrie Brownstein, guitarist of punk band Sleater-Kinney and star of IFC’s comedy series “Portlandia,” will write and direct the film. Lynda Obst, most known for her work on […]
South African Rugby World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe scored in his first game since mid-October as Toulouse hammered bottom side Agen 63-18 on Saturday in the French Top 14.
Robert Lewandowski scored his 15th goal in all competitions this season as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich came from behind to win 3-1 at Stuttgart on Saturday, while Borussia Dortmund slipped off the pace after a shock loss to Cologne.
Jurgen Klopp again fumed at a "dangerous" schedule as Liverpool had two goals disallowed and conceded two penalties in a 1-1 draw at Brighton, while Man City clicked back into gear with a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley.
The National Lottery’s operator is embroiled in a row with MPs after its chief executive said it could take a year to enforce the upcoming under 18s lottery ban, as it needs to change all the signs in newsagents. During a session of the APPG on Gambling Related Harm, Nigel Railton, CEO of Camelot who delivers the National Lottery, said that it would take up to 12 months to implement the policy, as changing the signs in shops would be a time-consuming process. He told MPs: “Nothing we can do is overnight. We just can't do things overnight. “It's not a small task, it's going to cost about six million pounds to do it. And it's not the money, it's just we're in the middle of this Covid crisis. “We've got a lot of priorities, this is one of them, and the sooner we get clarity, the sooner we’ll get on with it.” MPs last night dismissed the suggestion as “wholly unacceptable” and “farcical” while Camelot said it was looking into ways to speed up the process. A Government source told The Telegraph that it is looking to bring legislation forward early next year to bring the age limit to 18 for all National Lottery draws, scratchcards and interactive instant win games. Conservative MP Richard Holden told the Telegraph: “It's farcical to suggest that it would take 12 months to replace a few sticky signs in shops. “It’s just another way for Camelot to drag their feet over children gambling.” Carolyn Harris MP, Chair of the Gambling Related Harm APPG said: “The lottery and the products it provides should not be available to under 18s. “This needs to be stopped immediately and it is wholly unacceptable for Camelot to say this process would take up to a full 12 months to implement. “I am pleased that the government is finally bringing legislation forward on this but they must do so next year and must not delay any longer." Camelot said that despite refusing to accept there was any evidence of a “significant risk of harm” of under-18s playing the lottery, it would “fully support any decision made by the government to raise the age.” A spokesman said: “The National Lottery is a vast and complex operation, with a network of 44,000 retailers across the UK. While any changeover will not happen overnight, we will do everything in our power to bring it in as quickly as possible, while ensuring that we maintain the very high operational standards demanded of The National Lottery. “However, it’s not simply a case of sending new stickers to retailers – under our licence to operate The National Lottery, the current 16+ sign must appear on all physical materials, as well as in all online channels.”
Borussia Moenchengladbach scored twice in each half to crush visitors Schalke 04 4-1 on Saturday and pile more misery on the Royal Blues as their winless run in the league stretched to 25 successive matches. Schalke, looking for their first victory since beating Gladbach 2-0 in January, kept their cool after Florian Neuhaus had put the hosts ahead, threading a shot through three defenders and keeper Frederik Ronnow in the 15th minute. Benito Raman drew them level five minutes later, volleying in a Mark Uth cross as Manuel Baum's team initially showed more spark than in recent matches.
Serie A titleholders Juventus were held to a 1-1 draw away to promoted side Benevento on Saturday, their fifth draw in nine league games this season, after resting their talismanic forward Cristiano Ronaldo. Alvaro Morata gave Juventus a 21st-minute lead but was sent off as tempers flared at the end of a niggly second half. Gaetano Letizia rifled in Benevento's equaliser in first-half stoppage time.
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A rare public protest in Cuba of more than 300 artists, activists and members of the public outside the culture ministry to denounce repression and censorship ended early on Saturday after demonstrators said they agreed with officials to open an unprecedented dialogue. Thirty of the protesters including performance artist Tania Bruguera and film director Fernando Perez met for more than four hours with Deputy Minister Fernando Rojas and said they had agreed to start a series of meetings to resolves differences. Cuba's Communist government had previously dismissed both as mercenaries directed by its arch enemy the United States, as it generally does with dissidents.
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