Iran sends mixed signals as tensions with US ease

Iran sent mixed signals yesterday as tensions with the U.S. appeared to ease, with President Hassan Rouhani warning of a “very dangerous response” if the U.S. makes “another mistake” and

Facebook again declines to limit political ad targeting

Facebook has decided not to limit how political ads can be targeted to specific groups of people, as its main digital-ad rival Google did in November to fight misinformation. Neither

This Day in History | 1991 Last ditch efforts to avoid Gulf War

The United Nations Secretary General will leave shortly for Baghdad in a final diplomatic effort to avoid war against Iraq. Javier Perez de Cuellar is expected to raise the possibility of

Offbeat | Man gets arrested in attempt to support jailed lover

Authorities in Kentucky say they’ve arrested a man who wanted to go to jail to support his jailed girlfriend. Raymond Pace, 47, was charged with offenses including possession of methamphetamine, heroin

Harry & Meghan to step back as royals

  * Movies: Underwater * Books: From Russia With Blood by Heidi Blake * Music: LP1 by Liam Payne * Travelog: Where to spend your money in Las Vegas   DOWNLOAD

Kristen Stewart can’t save ‘Underwater’ from sinking

Welcome to January, which, in terms of quality movies, is the worst, the lowest, the abyss. Actually, that’s pretty accurate when it comes to the latest,

Author lays out sturdy case in ‘From Russia With Blood’

In “From Russia with Blood: The Kremlin’s Ruthless Assassination Program and Vladimir Putin’s Secret War on the West,” author Heidi Blake lays out a sturdy case that

Liam Payne stumbles badly with embarrassing debut CD

One Direction fans have reason to rejoice this holiday season: They get not just one, but two full albums from former members — Liam Payne and Harry

News of the World | Prince Harry and Meghan to ‘step back’ as senior UK royals

The announcement by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — that they’re stepping back from being “senior” members of Britain’s

Travelog | Where to spend your money drinking in Las Vegas

Forget “Dry January.” The month is one of the biggest for alcohol sales in Las Vegas, and, not coincidentally, it’s also when the Consumer Electronics Show, now known as

Texas city paid Enrique Iglesias $485,000 for 2015 concert

A South Texas city used $485,000 in taxpayer money to pay singer Enrique Iglesias to perform at a holiday concert in 2015, according to contract details made public this week. McAllen

Football | Zidane’s experiment with five midfielders pays off for Madrid

Without some of his best forwards, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane trusted his midfielders to get the job done. Zidane used five players in the midfield to make up for the

The Buzz | 17 UN peacekeepers, 2 civilians hurt in Mali rocket attack

Suspected Islamic militants launched a rocket attack that wounded 17 U.N. peacekeepers in northern Mali, authorities said Thursday. Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali, said the injured

Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion, turns 99

Although she turned 99 on yesterday, even a 9-year-old would have a hard time keeping up with Agnes Keleti’s irrepressible energy and enthusiasm. Keleti is the oldest living Olympic champion and

World Briefs

CHINA’s economy czar will visit Washington next week for the signing of an interim trade deal, the government said yesterday. Vice Premier Liu He, Beijing’s chief envoy in talks with

Bizcuits | Red Durian and Heated Confusion

  Holidays away mostly bring with them some sort of clarity. Focus elsewhere usually lends an objectivity that is impossible from within the noise and mess of day to day life.

Friday, January 10, 2020 – edition no. 3451

  * Police chief asked to dispel youths’ fear of surveillance * Vaping ‘lifestyle’ under attack * Harry & Meghan to step back as royals * A draft bill to impose age restrictions on

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