Giuliani denies talking with Trump about possible pardon
Rudy Giuliani pushed back against a report Tuesday that he recently asked President Donald Trump to pardon him before leaving office, claiming the discussion “never” happened.The New York Times reported Giuliani and Trump talked about the possibility of a preemptive pardon last week as the former New York City mayor continues to wage his largely ineffective legal war to subvert President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory. The two men reportedly discussed the sensitive topic previously as well.But Giuliani issued a blanket denial that the conversation ever happened.“Not true at all,” he told t...
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Death toll in Trier car attack now at four, say police
Four people are dead after Tuesday's vehicular attack in the western German city of Trier, police say, noting new findings in the ongoing investigation.Among those killed was a 9-month-old, they said.Several people were reported injured, some seriously, but police were unable to give a clear figure on just how many were hurt.Investigators say the suspect was sitting alone in the vehicle during the incident and was not previously known to police.
The Black Crowes Reschedule Concert Dates For 2021 [Dates, Deals & Ticket Info]
The Black Crowes have rescheduled their Shake Your Money Maker 2020 tour to 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps concert venues closed around the world.The tour is set to kick off in New Orleans on April 29, and travel the United States throughout the spring and summer with one stop in Canada on July 27 in Toronto. The tour then moves to Europe in October, with shows in the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and Portugal through November.GET BLACK CROWES CONCERT TICKETS HERE!In recent news, the Black Crows released their 2005 cover of Clarence Carter‘s holiday song “Back Door Santa” on...
BlackBerry, Amazon team up on smart car software platform
San Francisco (AFP) - BlackBerry and Amazon on Tuesday announced an alliance to create a cloud computing platform that cars could link to for services and insights based on data from vehicles and users..Word of plans for an Intelligent Vehicle Data Platform called "IVY" synching cars wirelessly to computing power at Amazon Web Services caused shares in Canada-based company to rev more than 50 percent to nearly nine dollars."BlackBerry and AWS share a common vision to provide automakers and developers with better insights so that they can deliver new services to consumers," BlackBerry chief exe...
'Biblical mandate.' California churches ready to defy governor after Supreme Court ruling
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Greg Fairrington, pastor of a Rocklin, California, megachurch that’s been defying California’s pandemic restrictions on indoor churchgoing, opened Sunday’s service by pulling out his cell phone and reading aloud from a fresh U.S. Supreme Court decision.“There is no world in which the Constitution tolerates a color-coded executive edict that opens liquor stores … and bike shops but shutters churches,” Fairrington said, quoting the opinion written by Justice Neil Gorsuch.The pastor then looked out at his congregants at Destiny Church and shouted: “The Supreme Court of the Un...
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Kandi: How This China-Based NASDAQ-Listed Company Used Fake Sales, EV Hype to Nab $160 Million From U.S. Investors
After extensive research, Hindenburg has taken a short position in shares of Kandi Technologies.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreToday we reveal what we believe to be a brazen scheme by China-based, NASDAQ-listed Kandi Technologies Group to falsify revenue using fake sales to undisclosed affiliates.Our investigation included extensive on-the-ground inspection at Kandi’s factories and customer locations in China, interviews with over a dozen former employees and business partners, and review of numerous litigation documents and international public records.We unmasked Kandi’s “un...
Unions Like Joe Biden’s Economic Team Appointments
IBEW President Lonnie R. Stephenson issued the following statement on President-elect Joe Biden’s economic team nominees:Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreJoe Biden's Economic Team Appointments“President-elect Joe Biden’s economic team gives me great hope about the direction of our economy over the next four years because members of this team understand that we cannot measure prosperity by just how the stock market is doing but by how working families as a whole are doing.Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen is a labor economist who spent considerable time balancing maximum em...
Behind Bahrain's gamble on normalisation with Israel
Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel resulted from a variety of circumstances, ranging from Saudi Arabia's interests and Abu Dhabi's increasing influence in Manama, to the security and defence calculations of Bahrain's leadership vis-à-vis Iran.The fact that the ruling Al Khalifa family decided to sign the Abraham Accords with Israel, despite the risk of exacerbating Bahrain's already volatile domestic political situation, confirms the importance of ensuring continued US support for Manama.The role of Saudi Arabia and the UAEBahrain is often referred to as the "weakest link" among ...
UN pleads with Ethiopia for Tigray refugee camp access
The United Nations on Tuesday pleaded with Ethiopia to allow aid to reach refugee camps in Tigray, where nearly 100,000 people from neighbouring Eritrea are thought to have run out of food.The UN refugee agency UNHCR said the refugees, in four camps inside the border region, were in "desperate need" of help and currently out of reach."Concerns are growing by the hour," UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch told reporters in Geneva.Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered troops into Tigray on November 4 following alleged attacks by Tigray People's Liberation Front forces on federal military camps in...
Saudi Arabia slams killing of Iranian nuclear scientist, urges Tehran to 'not escalate situation'
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday slammed the killing of Iran's chief nuclear scientist and called on Iran to refrain from escalating situation, Anadolu Agencyreported.In an interview with Russia's RT, Saudi permanent representative to the UN Abdallah al-Mouallimi described the killing as a "loss"."The loss of a Muslim scientist is a loss to the entire Muslim Umma (world)," al-Mouallimi was quoted as saying.The respresentative also warned Iran not to retaliate. "Emotional and spontaneous reactions won't bring positive outcomes," he said, according to the agency.Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, known as the head of I...