The incoming administration of U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden should give legal immigration status to Mexicans who are currently working in the United States, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday. "We have been proposing that our countrymen who have been working for years should be regularized, contributing to the development of that great nation," Lopez Obrador said in his regular daily news conference. Lopez Obrador wished Biden well ahead of his inauguration later in the day, saying he hoped the event was peaceful.
Kacey Read’s period pains have left her vomiting and even unconscious.
Four former senior aides of Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, are prepared to give evidence in court over whether she intended a letter she sent to her father to become public, London's High Court has been told. Meghan, 39, the wife of Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry, is suing publisher Associated Newspapers after its Mail on Sunday tabloid printed extracts of the handwritten letter she sent to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018. She has asked a judge to rule in her favour without need for a potential embarrassing trial, with her lawyers telling the High Court on Tuesday that publishing the "intrinsically private, personal and sensitive letter" was a plain breach of her privacy to which there was no viable defence.
This incredible video shows a designer making sunglasses out of old jeans.Jack Spencer, who is 34-years-old, came up with the idea while working with carbon fibre.Now, ten years later, he has refined the process and sells the sunglasses for £195 each. The accessories take two weeks to make.
World number one Novak Djokovic on Wednesday hit back at criticism of his letter to Australian Open chief Craig Tiley in which he suggested easing of quarantine restrictions, saying his good intentions were "misconstrued". As many as 72 players are confined to their hotel rooms for 14 days and unable to train for the Feb. 8-21 Australian Open after passengers on three charter flights carrying them to Melbourne tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Djokovic reportedly asked for reduced isolation periods and having players in hard quarantine moved to "private houses with tennis courts", drawing a backlash from Australians.
A band of very heavy snow swept through the Chicago area on the night of January 19, the National Weather Service said.The band brought whiteout conditions and lightning to the area, the NWS said. Up to three inches of snow fell in one hour across the region, they said.This footage was shared on Twitter by Michael Bazzoni, and shows snowfall in the village of Lake Zurich. Credit: Michael Bazzoni via Storyful
GEORGE TOWN, Jan 20 — Sanitisation operations were held at both the Tanjung Bungah and Tanjung Tokong public markets this afternoon after a hawker tested positive for Covid-19. Tanjung Bungah...
Joe Biden will sign 15 executive actions after he is sworn in as U.S. president on Wednesday, aides said, undoing policies put in place by outgoing President Donald Trump and making his first moves on the pandemic and climate change. To address the "crises" of the pandemic, the economy, climate change and racial inequity, Biden will sign the executive orders and memorandums in the Oval Office in the afternoon, and ask agencies to take steps in two additional areas, said incoming Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Biden will also begin the process of re-entering the Paris climate accord and issue a sweeping order tackling climate change, including revoking the presidential permit granted to the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday demanded hefty jail terms for three suspects accused of helping smuggle former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn "in a large musical instrument case" from Japan to Lebanon.
For a brief moment in mid-June, the producers of “Leonardo,” the upcoming big-budget series with Aidan Turner (“Poldark”) as the famed inventor, considered shooting the U.K. as renaissance Milan. Luca Bernabei, CEO of the show’s producer Lux Vide, says the radical option was weighed partly because of spiraling COVID-19 rates and restrictions in Italy, and […]
Expressing relief at the end of four years of Trump's "America First" policy, the EU's chief executive and chairman told the European Parliament that shaping new global digital regulation together was paramount. "This new dawn in America is the moment we've been waiting for," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said. Von der Leyen said that while it might not be possible to eliminate content such as the incitement that led to the storming of the U.S. Capital on Jan. 6, that hate speech and fake news must not be allowed to circulate freely on the internet. "This political power, unbridled power held by the big internet giants must be reined in," Von der Leyen said.
Arsenal announced on Wednesday they had reached an agreement with defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos to cancel the final six months of his contract at the Emirates.
The tournament’s first round of eliminations saw RSG, Unique Deus Vult, DreamMax, and Impunity KH get sent home early.
Supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump awaited his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base on Wednesday morning, January 20.Trump was due to depart the base for Florida that morning prior to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful
Donald Trump spoke to a small group of supporters at Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday morning, minutes after leaving the White House and hours before Joe Biden will be sworn in as his successor. Even in his final moments in power, Trump appeared to leave the door open to another run for the presidency, pledging, […]
Two separate tuberculosis clusters involving 18 people who had prolonged exposure at the Singapore Pools Bedok Betting Centre have been identified.
Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny, detained on Sunday after flying back to Russia for the first time after being poisoned with a nerve agent, is spending his days under strict control in a VIP cell inside one of Moscow's most infamous jails. The prison, called Matrosskaya Tishina or Sailor's Silence, occupies a block in Moscow's north-east and has housed high-ranking prisoners the authorities wanted to cut off from the outside world since the Soviet era.
The Holy See on Wednesday began vaccinating homeless people living near St. Peter's Square, part of charity work for the needy within the Vatican walls.
Forgotten coffee species grown at Kew Gardens have been tasted by scientists and hot drink experts for the first time in a bid to save the drink from climate change. At the moment, we mostly just sip from two species, arabica and robusta, which comprise more than 99 per cent of all coffee production. However, there are more than 120 other species that have been identified within the Coffea genus, and many of these could be delicious to drink - and more resilient to climate change. By 2050, scientists predict that as much as 60 per cent of the land used for coffee cultivation could be affected by climate change. Working with CIRAD, the French agricultural research centre, scientists from the West London-based facility cultivated and roasted coffee beans from three different 'forgotten' plants. They were then tasted by experts from Nespresso, Starbucks and l’Arbre à Café, to work out the sensory profile of each, and whether they stand up to their more popular counterparts. Experts said the coffee had potential, with one of the blends having a sweet, elderflower undertone, and the others hailed as "amazing" results. The results will be published in a new study conducted by the scientists at Kew, and will be out later this year. Benoît Bertrand, the Deputy Director at CIRAD, said the scientists chose Coffea stenophylla because the climate in the Ivory Coast where it grows is warmer than where Arabica thrives, meaning it could survive warming temperatures. He said: “Stenophylla was commercialised a century ago, but production was limited. The species was [disregarded] by breeders and agronomists for unknown reasons.” However, sources from before the year 1920 claim that its quality is “exceptional”. The second species chosen by CIRAD is Coffea brevipes, from West Africa. “We don’t know [much about] brevipes,” Mr Bertrand explained. “Botanists have collected this species, [but] there is little [research] on the possibilities for cultivation and its potential use in breeding programmes. The final species is Coffea congensis, which was originally found in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The species can grow as high as seven metres tall. “[We already know that] you can cross congensis with canephora (robusta) to obtain seeds and new hybrids,” Benoît explains. Congensis has a poorer yield than robusta plants, but a more desirable flavour profile, according to a Brazilian journal published in 1979. However, it is important to note that at that time, sensory tests were considerably less rigorous than those that are conducted today, and judges were not as well-trained. It is therefore necessary to conduct another sensory analysis according to stricter modern standards.
The trending of the theory, which occurred shortly before the US president-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, could indicate the future uphill battle the new administration faces when it comes to US-China relationship.