Monthly Archives: January, 2022

By Kanishka SinghJan 16 (Reuters) – The Canadian government is urging its citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Ukraine, in a new advisory citing “Russian aggression.”Moscow has stationed more than 100,000 troops near the border with Ukraine, and the United States said on Friday it feared Russia was preparing a pretext to invade if diplomacy failed to meet its objectives.”We have changed the risk level for Ukraine to avoid non-essential travel due to ongoing Russian aggression and military buildup in and around the country,” the Canadian government said in a travel advisory https:bit.ly34Xs81Z issued late Saturday.Canada, with a sizeable and…

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By Dan WilliamsJERUSALEM, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is negotiating a plea bargain to end his corruption trial, a source briefed on the matter said on Sunday, but talks have snagged over a condition that would remove him from politics.Netanyahu, who lost power in June after 12 consecutive years as premier and is now opposition leader, has pleaded not guilty to charges of bribery, breach of trust and fraud in three cases for which he was indicted in 2019. All are being tried together.The source said Netanyahu, 72, was discussing a deal with Attorney-General Avichai…

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – Somalia´s government spokesperson was wounded Sunday in a suicide bombing that the al-Shabab extremist group has claimed responsibility for.Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu appeared to be the sole target in the attack near his residence by a busy intersection in the capital, Mogadishu. A statement from the prime minister´s office called his wounds non-life-threatening.It has been widely expected that such attacks would increase as tensions rise in Somalia over a national election that has been delayed for almost a year.”Such attacks are purely politically motivated actions,” said Mohamed Abdulaziz Omar, a local civil society activist, adding that it…

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By Julia Payne, Arathy Somasekhar and Florence TanLONDONBANGALORESINGAPORE, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Frantic oil buying driven by supply outages and signs the Omicron variant won’t be as disruptive as feared has pushed some crude grades to multi-year highs, suggesting the rally in Brent futures could be sustained a while longer, traders said.Prices for physical cargoes do not always trade in tandem with oil futures and when differentials widen rapidly and considerably, they can indicate speculators have oversold or overbought futures versus fundamentals.Brent oil futures have jumped 10percent since the start of the year but the physical market is still racing…

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The good mojo Bruce Boudreau brought with him to the Vancouver Canucks seems to have run out.The Canucks suffered their third straight defeat Saturday, dropping a 4-1 decision to the host Carolina Hurricanes.Vancouver will try to snap that skid when they play Sunday afternoon at Washington.The Canucks won their first seven games under Boudreau, who replaced the fired Travis Green in early December, but have gone 1-3-1 since while being hampered by coronavirus concerns.Jaroslav Halak was scheduled to start in goal Saturday but was placed in the COVID-19 protocol before the game. Thatcher Demko took his place and made 29…

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Pooja Makhija, a nutritionist, demonstrates how to properly eat your meals. Pooja Makhija, a nutritionist, posted on Instagram about a study and the proper way to eat your meal. We’ve always been told that eating healthy foods is perhaps the most important aspect of staying fit, and experts all over the world have explained the benefits of a well-balanced diet and adequate exercise. But did you know that the order in which you eat the foods on your plate can affect your health? Nutritionist Pooja Makhija explained why you should eat your vegetables and proteins first, followed by carbs, in…

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Before the second tsunami, a terrifying volcano eruption was heard across Tonga, and Australian beaches were evacuated. After a massive undersea volcanic eruption, a second tsunami hit the Pacific island of Tonga, flooding homes and triggering warnings as far away as Australia, Japan, and the United States. When the second tsunami struck the nation of 105,000 people this weekend, a family captured the moment water rushed in from the sea, flooding homes as they finished church choir practice. After a series of massive booms were heard across several Pacific islands, the tsunami forced people to seek higher ground. Tsunami warnings…

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Having his security detail removed came as a “shock”, the Duke of Sussex told Oprah in the bombshell interview about his departure from royal life alongside his wife.Harry told the US television host he “never thought” he would have his security detail removed upon deciding to step back from royal duties, and had “pushed back” at the time.During the sit-down interview, broadcast in March last year, the Duchess of Sussex said she had written to her husband’s family urging them not to “pull his security”.Harry said: “I was born into this position. I inherited the risk. So that was a…

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YAOUNDE, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Ghana forward Benjamin Tetteh has been handed a three-match ban for punching a Gabon opponent in a post-match fracas after a testy 1-1 draw at the Africa Cup of Nations finals on Friday.Tetteh knocked down Aaron Boupendza of Gabon as players and officials traded blows after the game in an unsavoury fracas.He was red-carded when the referee was informed of the incident by VAR but refused to come out of the changing rooms to bw shown the card after the Group C clash in Yaounde.The Confederation of African Football on Saturday handed the 24-year-old, who…

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Vivian Gray scored 23 points, Bryn Gerlich added a career-high 16 and Texas Tech raced to a 64-45 win over No. 25 Kansas State on Saturday.Gerlich and Gray combined for 17 points in the first quarter – Gerlich hit three 3-pointers – and the Red Raiders opened a 23-7 lead. TCU was 10 of 19, the Wildcats just 3 of 13.Trailing 40-22 at halftime, K-State managed to close the gap to 53-43 after three quarters but then went ice cold, making just 1 of 17 shots, ending the game on an 0 for 12 drought over…

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