Day: January 18, 2021

Alberta leader asks Biden to ‘show respect’, hold Keystone | Incredible Solutions Tech

US President-elect Joe Biden plans to nix contentious oil pipeline on his first day in office, Canadian media outlets reported. The premier of Canada’s oil-rich province of Alberta is calling on United States President-elect Joe Biden to “show respect for Canada” and negotiate the future of the contentious, multibillion-dollar...

Whom might Donald Trump pardon before his presidency ends? | | Incredible Solutions Tech

SHORT ANSWER Last-minute presidential pardons are a long-held tradition for outgoing US presidents, and Trump is no exception. On his final full day in office on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump – who himself faces legal jeopardy – is expected to announce the pardoning of more than 100 people,...

Brazil begins COVID vaccinations amid delay of ingredient | Incredible Solutions Tech

Brazil has kicked off a nationwide COVID-19 immunisation programme by distributing doses of a vaccine from China’s Sinovac Biotech following an emergency-use authorisation, although the pace of vaccination will depend on delayed imports. After weeks of setbacks, many Brazilians cheered the first wave of inoculations, from Sao Paulo to...

First Lady Melania Trump releases farewell message | Donald | Incredible Solutions Tech

The first lady and her husband, Donald Trump, will leave the White House when his term ends on Wednesday. First Lady Melania Trump, in a video, has given a “farewell message” to the United States, two days before the end of the term of President Donald Trump, her husband....

Kamala Harris resigns Senate seat, poised to become VP | US | Incredible Solutions Tech

Kamala Harris has resigned her seat in the United States Senate in preparation for becoming the first female vice president in two days. “Serving as your senator has been an honor,” Harris wrote in an open letter to Californians on Monday. “And this is not goodbye. Today, as I...

Italian PM Conte wins confidence vote before tougher Senate | Incredible Solutions Tech

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has won a crucial confidence vote in Parliament’s lower house, hanging on to power after a junior partner quit his coalition and sparked a political crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic. Conte lost his coalition majority last week with the defection of cabinet ministers belonging...

FBI probes whether woman stole Pelosi’s laptop to sell to | Incredible Solutions Tech

Riley June Williams has been charged with entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct during the US Capitol riot. The FBI is investigating whether a pro-Trump rioter stole House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop from her office and attempted to sell it to a Russian intelligence service, according to court...

Trump and un-Americanism | Donald Trump News | Incredible Solutions Tech

Watching the spectacle of US President Donald Trump’s supporters breaching the Capitol on January 6 in an effort to stop the Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 elections, I was reminded of a line in Joseph Conrad’s novella, Heart of Darkness. This is about Mr Kurtz, a...

Russia: Is President Vladimir Putin afraid of Alexey Navalny? | Incredible Solutions Tech

Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny has been arrested on his return to Moscow. Source link...

Uganda opposition says HQ raided as it readies election | Incredible Solutions Tech

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has said troops “raided” the headquarters of his party, whose officials are preparing to launch a legal challenge to longtime President Yoweri Museveni’s declared victory in an election last week. “Heavily armed military and police have once again raided our party offices in Kampala,”...

Indian Premier League – IPL 2020 News : India selection preview: Kohli,

News New panel will meet on Tuesday to pick a squad for the first two Tests of the home series Even before the ink on India’s glorious and eventful tour of Australia dries, the selection committee is set to pick a squad for the first two Tests of home...

Biden picks Chopra, Gensler for financial oversight roles | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Chopra named to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Gensler to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission. President-elect Joe Biden is set to nominate Rohit Chopra as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, tapping a progressive ally of Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren to helm the agency whose...

Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire near Capitol | Joe | Incredible Solutions Tech

Officials say there was no threat to the public and the fire, about 1.6km away from the Capitol, has been extinguished. The US Capitol complex in Washington, DC, temporarily locked down on Monday during a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration after a fire in a homeless encampment about...

We Need a Global Coordinated Effort to Secure Equal Access to | Incredible Solutions Tech

Opinion by Ilze Brands Kehris (geneva) Monday, January 18, 2021 Inter Press Service GENEVA, Jan 18 (IPS) – Ilze Brands Kehris is Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights heading the UN Human Rights Office in New York   Addressing an online event organized by the Danish Institute for Human Rights in...

US-bound caravan faces hunger, Biden plans immigration reform | Incredible Solutions Tech

Hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants huddled overnight on a highway in eastern Guatemala in the early hours of Monday after domestic security forces used sticks and tear gas to halt the passage of a US-bound caravan just days before US President-elect Joe Biden takes office. As many as 8,000...