Japan’s capital sees prices fall most in over eight years as COVID-19 pain persists

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks on a pedestrian overpass at a business district in Tokyo, Japan, May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon November 27, 2020 By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – Core consumer prices in Tokyo suffered their biggest annual drop in more than eight … Continue reading Japan’s capital sees prices fall most in over eight years as COVID-19 pain persists

Japan’s ruling party to propose big spending on green investment – draft

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walks at a shopping district in Tokyo, Japan August 17, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon November 27, 2020 By Daniel Leussink and Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s ruling party will urge the government to lay out a big, decade-long spending programme … Continue reading Japan’s ruling party to propose big spending on green investment – draft

Trump plans trip to Georgia amid his election battle

President Trump said he likely would travel to Georgia on Saturday to campaign for Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue ahead of their runoff elections.  He called the Georgia voting system a “fraudulent system” and called Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger the “enemy of the people.”  “I told [the senators] today, I said ‘Listen, you … Continue reading Trump plans trip to Georgia amid his election battle

Trump says coronavirus vaccine deliveries will start next week

President Trump said Thursday evening that coronavirus vaccine deliveries will begin as early as next week.  “The whole world is suffering and we are rounding the curve,” Trump said. “And the vaccines are being delivered next week or the week after.” The announcement came during a special Thanksgiving holiday message to U.S. troops overseas via teleconference. … Continue reading Trump says coronavirus vaccine deliveries will start next week

Exclusive: Venezuela resumes direct oil shipments to China despite U.S. sanctions

November 27, 2020 By Luc Cohen and Marianna Parraga (Reuters) – Venezuela has resumed direct shipments of oil to China after U.S. sanctions sent the trade underground for more than a year, according to Refinitiv Eikon vessel-tracking data and internal documents from state company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). Chinese state companies China National Petroleum Corp … Continue reading Exclusive: Venezuela resumes direct oil shipments to China despite U.S. sanctions

Obama says some Republicans drive message that ‘White men are victims’

Former President Barack Obama said he believes President Trump garnered more than 73 million votes this election cycle, not because of policy but because some Republicans promote a narrative of “White men are victims.”  Appearing on the syndicated radio show “The Breakfast Club,” Obama said Wednesday, “What’s always interesting to me is the degree to which … Continue reading Obama says some Republicans drive message that ‘White men are victims’

Trump says he will leave office if Electoral College votes for Biden

President Trump said Thursday that he would leave office if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, but also alleged “massive fraud” in the vote count and promised to keep up with his legal fight. Asked by a reporter following a teleconference with military troops on Thanksgiving if he would leave after an unsuccessful electoral college … Continue reading Trump says he will leave office if Electoral College votes for Biden

Seattle Police Officers Guild Pres: Police Cuts in Seattle ‘Going to Spread Across the Nation’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered Overtime,” Seattle Police Officers Guild President Mike Solan reacted to the Seattle City Council’s cut of the police budget by stating that such moves are “going to spread across the nation,” and “this is everybody’s public safety on the line as far as being negative.” Solan said, … Continue reading Seattle Police Officers Guild Pres: Police Cuts in Seattle ‘Going to Spread Across the Nation’

Donald Trump Says He Will Campaign in Georgia December 5

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would campaign in Georgia Saturday, December 5, to help Republicans in the Senate runoff election. “I’m going on Saturday night. I’ll be in Georgia. We’ll have a tremendous crowd,” Trump told reporters after speaking to members of the Armed Forces in a teleconference call. The White House clarified … Continue reading Donald Trump Says He Will Campaign in Georgia December 5

YouTube Celebrates ‘Unthanksgiving,’ Honoring ‘Indigenous Resistance’

The official YouTube account on Twitter celebrated what it called “Unthanksgiving” on Thursday, an obscure holiday the far-left platform claims is meant to honor “indigenous resistance.” The official account of the Google-owned video platform has not posted any tweet celebrating Thanksgiving, snubbing the holiday currently being celebrated by its millions of American users in favor … Continue reading YouTube Celebrates ‘Unthanksgiving,’ Honoring ‘Indigenous Resistance’

Sen. Ed Markey: ‘True History of Thanksgiving’ Is ‘Atrocities Committed Against Native Americans’

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) called for a recognition of “the true history of Thanksgiving” as “atrocities committed against Native Americans” via Twitter on Thursday. Markey, whose uses a photo of himself wearing a mask on his Twitter profile, wrote: While we celebrate all that we are grateful for today, we must also remember the true … Continue reading Sen. Ed Markey: ‘True History of Thanksgiving’ Is ‘Atrocities Committed Against Native Americans’

Defund-police supporters tell Biden they’re ‘not going away’

Supporters of defunding the police say they are “not going away” just because Joe Biden will be the next president. “What we’ve heard so far from the Democratic Party is what they’re not going to do,” defund advocate Andrea Ritchie told Mother Jones. “I don’t expect they will be supportive of the main demand from … Continue reading Defund-police supporters tell Biden they’re ‘not going away’

O’Brien: Rejoining Iran Nuclear Deal Would Hurt Peace Process

On Wednesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show,” National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien stated that rejoining the Iran nuclear deal would stunt the peace process between Israel and other nations. O’Brien said that one reason for the interest in Arab-Israeli peace is mutual distrust of Iran, “And so, you know, it would be a shame to see this … Continue reading O’Brien: Rejoining Iran Nuclear Deal Would Hurt Peace Process

O’Brien: ‘There Are More’ Israel Peace Deals ‘Coming’

On Wednesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show,” National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said that more peace deals between Israel and other nations will come about. O’Brien said, “[W]e have three peace deals with the Israelis between the UAE, Bahrain, and Sudan. There are more coming. And one of the reasons that there’s an interest, I think, between … Continue reading O’Brien: ‘There Are More’ Israel Peace Deals ‘Coming’

Andrew Cuomo Calls Supreme Court’s Church Lockdown Ruling ‘Irrelevant’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Thursday bitterly dismiss the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against his coronavirus restrictions on religious services, claiming the decision is “irrelevant.” On Wednesday evening, the high court ruled in favor 5-4 with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Orthodox Jewish synagogues in their lawsuit alleging Cuomo’s gathering restrictions, which … Continue reading Andrew Cuomo Calls Supreme Court’s Church Lockdown Ruling ‘Irrelevant’

Las Vegas mayor calls Nevada governor ‘a dictator’ over stricter coronavirus order

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman called Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak “a dictator” after the Democratic governor issued a three-week “state-wide pause” to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.  “He’s been a dictator with whom we have complied every step of the way,” Goodman, formerly a Democrat and now an independent told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. … Continue reading Las Vegas mayor calls Nevada governor ‘a dictator’ over stricter coronavirus order

Southern California Edison Shuts Off Power to 5,000 on Thanksgiving

Utility company Southern California Edison shut off power to 5,000 customers in Los Angeles and Ventura counties on Thursday — Thanksgiving Day — amid elevated fire danger due to strong winds, and warned that over 100,000 additional customers could also see their power turned off. Southern California Edison shut off power to 2,041 in Los Angeles County … Continue reading Southern California Edison Shuts Off Power to 5,000 on Thanksgiving

Missouri gov slams coronavirus rules on at-home gatherings: ‘Not going to mandate who goes in the front door’

Missouri’s Republican Gov. Mike Parson urged state residents to follow coronavirus guidelines over Thanksgiving but said the government has “no business” mandating gathering sizes.  “The holidays are coming, and as the Governor of the State of Missouri, I am not going to mandate who goes in the front door of your home,” Parson wrote on Twitter … Continue reading Missouri gov slams coronavirus rules on at-home gatherings: ‘Not going to mandate who goes in the front door’

Attorney Sidney Powell files lawsuit seeking Georgia election results be decertified, awarded to Trump

Attorney Sidney Powell filed a lawsuit in Georgia on Wednesday evening alleging “massive election fraud” that changed the state’s results in the 2020 election.   The lawsuit, which names Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State and Chair of the Georgia State Election Board Brad Raffensperger among the defendants, alleges multiple Constitutional violations, citing … Continue reading Attorney Sidney Powell files lawsuit seeking Georgia election results be decertified, awarded to Trump

Euro zone to move on bailout fund reform amid COVID worries

November 26, 2020 By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Euro zone finance ministers are likely to push ahead next Monday with stalled changes to their ESM bailout fund to strengthen the resilience of the common currency area as the COVID-19 pandemic increases risks of future economic trouble. After almost a year since their agreement “in … Continue reading Euro zone to move on bailout fund reform amid COVID worries

BBQ Rebellion: Restaurant Owner Arrested After Days of Defying Toronto Lockdown

Restaurant owner Adam Skelly was arrested by Toronto police Thursday after defying the city’s Wuhan coronavirus lockdown order for several days by opening his barbeque restaurant for indoor dining. Skelly was arrested shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Thursday by police who had blockaded the entrance to his restaurant Adamson Barbecue, located in the Toronto district … Continue reading BBQ Rebellion: Restaurant Owner Arrested After Days of Defying Toronto Lockdown

Matt Stafford and Deshaun Watson Kneel During Anthem Before Thanksgiving Game

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford both took a knee during the playing of the national anthem on Thanksgiving Day. The Lions and the Texans are playing the first of a scheduled two-game slate of NFL action on Thanksgiving Day. Though, before any action took place on the field, Stafford … Continue reading Matt Stafford and Deshaun Watson Kneel During Anthem Before Thanksgiving Game

Back the Blue North Carolina Donates $10,000 to Fallen Deputy’s Children

Back the Blue North Carolina donated $10,000 to help the children of a deputy killed in the line of duty. Henderson County Deputy Ryan Hendrix was fatally shot while responding to a disabled vehicle call in September, WLOS reported. The organization was able to raise enough money through merchandise sales and donations. Members of Back … Continue reading Back the Blue North Carolina Donates $10,000 to Fallen Deputy’s Children

UK Govt: Lockdown Likely to Last 12+ Months, ‘Hard Winter’ Coming, Repeated Vaccinations May be Required

Lockdowns won’t end until anticipated vaccines “come to our aid” in the future and the country can expect a “hard winter”, the Prime Minister has said, as the government’s science advisor warned it is quite possible the coronavirus will simply mutate to outperform vaccinations. Speaking at the Downing Street press conference hours after the details … Continue reading UK Govt: Lockdown Likely to Last 12+ Months, ‘Hard Winter’ Coming, Repeated Vaccinations May be Required

Biden says family will have ‘small group’ around Thanksgiving table, urges Americans to sacrifice gatherings

President-elect Joe Biden called on Americans to make a sacrifice this Thanksgiving by foregoing large gatherings and noted that his own family is giving up their tradition to comply with coronavirus guidelines.  Biden said his large family typically gathers in Nantucket on the holiday, but instead, this year he and wife Jill Biden would have a “small group” … Continue reading Biden says family will have ‘small group’ around Thanksgiving table, urges Americans to sacrifice gatherings

Brexiteer MP Slams Covid Tiers as ‘Authoritarian’, Farage Predicts Mass Rebellion

Steve Baker MP has condemned as “authoritarian” the government throwing 99 per cent of England under Tiers 2 and 3 coronavirus restrictions. Brexit leader Nigel Farage predicts “mass rulebreaking” from the British public. On Thursday, the government announced that after the second lockdown ends on December 2nd, England will be forced back into regional tiered … Continue reading Brexiteer MP Slams Covid Tiers as ‘Authoritarian’, Farage Predicts Mass Rebellion

EU considering stopgap measure for UK financial services post Brexit, says EU diplomat

November 26, 2020 BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union assessments of whether to grant market access for banks and other financial firms from Britain will not be completed in time for January and stop-gap measures are being considered, an EU diplomat said on Thursday. Britain’s unfettered access to the EU under transition arrangements ends on Dec. … Continue reading EU considering stopgap measure for UK financial services post Brexit, says EU diplomat

Charles Koch: ‘Horrified’ When Donations Didn’t Buy Politicians’ Votes

Billionaire Charles Koch told an interviewer that he was “horrified” when political donations failed to buy politicians’ votes on immigration and other issues. “Some of the politicians that we had helped get elected, I would see them on TV, and they would be talking about policies that were antithetical [to our goals] — against immigration, … Continue reading Charles Koch: ‘Horrified’ When Donations Didn’t Buy Politicians’ Votes