Day: September 26, 2019

White House sought to bury Trump-Ukraine call: whistleblower

The White House moved to “lock down” all records of Donald Trump’s phone call seeking Ukraine’s interference in the 2020 US election, a whistleblower’s complaint released Thursday alleges, in the latest explosive episode in the rapidly unfolding impeachment drama. The top-secret complaint, declassified by the administration and released […]

Diabetes drug victims demand justice in French trial

PARIS — Victims of a diabetes drug suspected in hundreds of deaths pleaded for justice as a massive trial involving more than 4,000 plaintiffs opened Monday for French pharmaceutical giant Servier Laboratoires and France’s medicines watchdog. The company and the oversight body stand accused of involuntary manslaughter, fraud […]

Kylie Jenner hospitalized, will miss Paris Fashion Week

Kylie Jenner has been hospitalized with an undisclosed illness and will have to skip a planned cosmetics rollout at Paris Fashion Week. The 22-year-old social media star and makeup mogul said on Twitter Wednesday that she’s “really sick and unable to travel.” A representative for Jenner says she’s […]

UGC asks varsities to send correct degree verification reports to Indian missions abroad

New Delhi, Sep 26: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all varsities to correctly and expeditiously send degree verification reports to Indian Missions abroad. As a procedure, the Ministry of Education in foreign countries seeks verification reports on degrees issued to Indian students for job purposes. The consulate […]

Supreme Court ruling clear, but Brexit future still murky

LONDON — The landmark British Supreme Court ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament was unlawful did not deal directly with plans for Britain’s anticipated departure from the European Union. Brexit will however be top of the agenda in Parliament now that lawmakers have returned. Questions […]

UK leader Johnson faces backlash over confrontational tone

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a backlash from furious lawmakers Thursday over his use of charged and confrontational language in Parliament about opponents of his Brexit plan. The Speaker of the House of Commons warned that the country’s political culture had turned “toxic.”Full Coverage: Brexit In […]

Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86

PARIS — Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France’s role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, died Thursday at age 86. His son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux told The Associated Press that Chirac died “peacefully, among […]

Marijuana vaping product sales sink amid lung disease scare

PORTLAND, Ore. — Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what’s causing a mysterious and sometimes fatal lung disease among people who use e-cigarettes. The ailment has sickened at least […]

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