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Jan 18 2021

Actress Kristy Swanson scourged for asking that she be removed from John Hughes’ movies if Trump is edited out of Home Alone 2

Kristy Swanson was reminded of Hollywood’s strict rules on political unanimity after the actress asked to be removed from two other movies produced by John Hughes if President Donald Trump’s cameo in “Home Alone 2” is erased. “If cancel culture is really going to have Donald Trump removed from the John Hughes movie ‘Home Alone,’ then in support of my president, I’d like to have myself officially removed from the John Hughes films ‘Pretty in Pink’ and ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,’” Swanson said on Twitter. If Cancel Culture is really going to have Donald J. Trump removed from the John …

Jan 18 2021

‘Capitol Hill supermax’? Make DC security fence PERMANENT, Dem Congressman pleads in bill

With the US Capitol walled off behind security fencing ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration, one Democratic Congressman wants to seal lawmakers off from the masses forever, moving to make the 7-foot, barbed wire enclosure permanent. Washington, DC is locked down: 25,000 National Guardsmen are patrolling its streets, and a razor wire fence has been installed to keep the public away from the US Capitol, ahead of Joe Biden’s high-security inauguration on Wednesday. Security around the building was beefed up following the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol earlier this month, but if one Democrat lawmaker gets his way, some of the …

Jan 18 2021

‘Help is coming’: Conservatives howl as Covid fight-touting Team Biden tells migrant caravans at the border to hang in some more

Conservatives on Twitter are mocking the apparent cognitive dissonance between President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to fight a Covid pandemic while working on a vow to welcome caravans of socially undistanced aliens into the country. Biden has promised to provide a pathway to citizenship for the millions of illegal aliens already living in the US and to end the strict measures that President Donald Trump put in place to block the influx of new migrants. However, an anonymous transition team official said in a recent interview with NBC News that the new administration won’t be ready to accommodate a huge influx …

Jan 18 2021

U.S. Capitol Is On Fire. Conservative Forces Continue Their Resistance

Donate Click to see full-size image The inauguration of the new US President Joe Biden is approaching. Its main theme should be the unification of the country and its population. However, such statements seem to be a distant dream. The polarization of the American population has been deepening for many years, largely due to the radicalization of liberal policies. Taxes, abortion, gun bans, migration, drug legalization, and LGBTQ were just some of the topics that caused vivid popular discussions. The 2020 elections not only unveiled the existing split, but also significantly strengthened it, leading to a political crisis and the …

Jan 18 2021

Latest Updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 18 January 2021

1- Kandahar:– A car bomb explosion and an armed attack were reported near the headquarters of the National Security Agency and Kandahar Airport in the southeast of Kandahar city, resulted in several casualties. Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. However Afghan Army stated that it had repulsed the attack and killed four Taliban fighters. – Security forces arrested six people on charges of spying for the Pakistani intelligence service in the district of Spin Boldak. 2- Helmand:– Afghan Army Special Forces released 13 prisoners from Taliban prison in Helmand province.– Unknown gunmen assassinated a National Security Agency employee in Lashkar …

Jan 18 2021

‘Global pandemic alert system not fit for purpose’: WHO report critical of China’s & its own responses to Covid crisis

China, other governments and the WHO itself didn’t act fast and decisively enough against the novel coronavirus, allowing it to become a pandemic, an interim report by an independent WHO panel on the handling of the crisis states. “What is clear to the panel is that public health measures could have been applied more forcefully by local and national health authorities in China in January,” the panel, led by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, noted. The first cluster of Covid-19 cases, in Wuhan, was reported to the WHO’s China office on …

Jan 18 2021

Guatemala police start clearing US-bound migrant caravan camp after violent clashes (VIDEOS)

Police in Guatemala have started breaking up a caravan of hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants who had camped on a street while trying to reach the US, after their journey was halted by officials, migration authorities have said. In videos aired on TV and shared on social media, lines of security forces could be seen marching with shields and batons towards migrants in the village of Vado Hondo, in the east of the country, around 55 kilometers from the borders of Honduras and El Salvador. Guatemala continues to use soldiers and police to stop the caravan. Here Guatemalan forces blocked …

Jan 18 2021

White, male, Trump-voting troops MAY BETRAY Biden at inauguration, Dem Congressman suggests, in prediction even CNN finds crazy

With the FBI screening National Guard troops for potential animosity toward Joe Biden, Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen reckons the soldiers’ gender and skin color are proof enough to suspect them of plotting “insurrection.” Following the pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill earlier this month, Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday will take place in a locked-down Washington DC, behind security fencing and a human wall of more than 20,000 soldiers. And, in an unprecedented move, both the army and FBI are vetting each and every one of them for links to right-wing extremism. Speaking to CNN on Monday, the Tennessee Representative stated that …

Jan 18 2021

Former data scientist & coronavirus crusader Rebekah Jones charged with computer misuse after turning herself in to Florida police

A fired data scientist who accused Florida officials of manipulating coronavirus statistics to open up the state sooner has turned herself in and been charged with illegally accessing state computers. She claims she’s the victim. Rebekah Jones helped the state of Florida create its coronavirus dashboard, but had her home in Tallahassee raided by police in December, after she allegedly accessed a state alert system and sent out a group message stating “It’s time to speak up before another 17,000 people are dead. You know this is wrong. You don’t have to be a part of this. Be a hero. …

Jan 18 2021

‘He’s going to be world champion’: Khabib coach Mendez says UFC debutant Umar Nurmagomedov can continue cousin’s fighting legacy

While the future of the most prominent fighter in the Nurmagomedov clan remains unresolved for now, AKA head coach Javier Mendez says there is some significant talent coming from the family’s assembly line. After a couple of false starts, the undefeated Umar Nurmagomedov will finally make his UFC debut on ‘Fight Island’ this Wednesday against Kazakh standout Sergey Morozov. And the man tasked with guiding the young bantamweight’s ascent to the MMA major leagues, American Kickboxing Academy coach Javier Mendez, says that Umar has the skillset to suitably represent his famous fighting name. “Umar’s awesome, I expect he’s going to …

Jan 18 2021

Al-Kahf Castle… an icon of beauty and tale of time carved by history in rock

Tartous, SANA – Al-Kahf ( cave) Castle is one of the most significant archeological sites in al-Sheikh Bader, has a charming view on natural forest reserve which makes it distinguished from others antiquities. Director of Sheikh Saleh al-Ali Museum, researcher in antiquities , Tammam Mirhij, told SANA that al-Kahf Castle is located over a rocky hill, and takes a longitudinal shape to east-west direction. Mirhij noted that the citadel is far from al-Sheikh Bader city about 20km, its area about is 4,400 square meters and its length about 600 meters, where the center of reserve is a cave that extends …

Jan 18 2021

Ukrainian Railways records losses of up to $500 million after Moscow-Kiev train connection is closed due to Covid-19

The lack of railway connection between Moscow and Kiev has so severely affected the state-owned Ukrainian Railways company that its losses may have reached around 14 billion hryvnia ($500 million) in 2020 alone. That’s according to CEO Vladimir Zhmak, who told the Ukraine 24 TV channel that the Kiev-Moscow route was one of its most profitable. In 2019, four of his companies top five money-making destinations were in Russia, helping to subsidise many uneconomical domestic services.  Rail service between the countries was suspended in March 2020 and has subsequently left a considerable hole in the state budget. The closing of …

Jan 18 2021

80 Million Kremlin Agents In United States

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected], http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 It took less than two weeks for the FBI, and other American intelligence agencies, to come to the usual (and expected) conclusion that Russia was somehow involved in the storming of the Capitol building in Washington on January 6th. Compared to previous developments, it took relatively long for the MSM and various “anonymous” and named officials to point the …

Jan 18 2021

Al-Ayoun (Al-Owainia) … a picture of beauty in Tartous countryside

Tartous, SANA- “Al-Ayoun land” was named for the existence of many springs of water in the area, it is the village of (Al-Owainiya) in Tartous province , where visitors live the opportunity to enjoy its attractive views and watch the flow of water pouring from the cavities of sparkling rocks in the slope of its flow towards the slopes and taste its traditional food in popular gatherings held at these springs. Al- Owainia village is distinguished by its charming views of the sea and mountains, its picturesque landscapes, and its homes that combine the modern urban character with the ancient …

Jan 18 2021

‘Deepest concerns’: South Africa Covid-19 variant binds more easily to human cells, making it more infectious, govt adviser says

The so-called South Africa Covid-19 variant binds more easily to human cells with a stronger mechanism, allowing it to spread more easily between its human hosts, the government’s advising chief epidemiologist said on Monday. Salim Abdool Karim, co-chair of the South African Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19, spoke during a video conference about the 501Y.V2 variant, and highlighted a recent study that had “kicked off his deepest concerns” about the mutation. The variant is able to enter “more deeply” into the human cell, meaning its “ability to bind to the human cell is now stronger,” Karim said, explaining that this …

Jan 18 2021

‘Evil never wins!’: Patrick Mahomes’ MOM slams Browns’ Mack Wilson for tackle which caused Chiefs superstar’s concussion

There will be more than a few shredded fingernails in Kansas City today after the Chiefs’ superstar QB Patrick Mahomes was injured in Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns – and Mrs. Mahomes was none too happy about it. Mahomes, the consensus best quarterback in the NFL, had a rough day in his team’s divisional round playoff win against this year’s surprise NFL surprise package, first appearing to injure his foot in the first half before he was removed from the game after taking a heavy tackle from Browns linebacker Mack Wilson in the second half of Sunday’s pivotal game …

Jan 18 2021

Reports blame men firing ‘artillery shells’ as one dead & 12 buried under snow after killer avalanche at Russian winter resort

Rescuers are working to find skiers buried in a deadly snowdrift at a Russian resort in the Caucasus Mountains, with one person confirmed to have been killed and many more remain missing. Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations explained to the RBC news network that a recovery mission was underway after the avalanche on Monday in the Dombay area, in the southern region of Karachay-Cherkessia. One body has been pulled from the snow, while anywhere between four and 12 people could still be buried, a spokesman said. Another source with knowledge of events told Interfax that two ski equipment rental vehicles …

Jan 18 2021

Attack on US convoys in southern Iraq

The “Martyr Karim Dar’am” resistance group claimed responsibility for the attacks. No casualties have been reported so far. FORUM

Jan 18 2021

Most ancient supermassive black hole ever discovered powers distant quasar and sheds light on early universe

In a milestone breakthrough, astronomers have discovered the oldest supermassive black hole ever seen. The extraordinary find dates back to the early days of the universe and fuels the most distant quasar yet known. The mammoth black hole weighs in with a mass equivalent to the combined mass of 1.6 billion suns. It dates all the way back to 670 million years after the Big Bang, when the universe was a mere five percent of its current age. The black hole lies at the heart of the earliest quasar ever discovered. Quasars are the incredibly bright nucleus of an active …

Jan 18 2021

Russia Is Serious About Chances Of Nuclear War

Donate Click to see full-size image The US refusal to sign a statement on the inadmissibility of nuclear war and lowering the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons in doctrinal documents speaks volumes, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. He was commenting the words of the US President’s Special Representative for Arms Control Marshall Billingslea that the new US administration should not sign a statement on the inadmissibility of nuclear war. “This is not just a whim of Billingslea or any other American leader who considers it unacceptable for the United States to sign a declaration on the inadmissibility …

Jan 18 2021

Three QSD militia militants killed in attacks in Raqqa and Hasaka countryside

Related Articles Raqqa, Hasak, SANA- Three militants of US occupation forces – backed  QSD militia were killed in several attacks that targeted their vehicles and movements in the countryside of Hasaka and Raqqa . In Hasaka, Local sources told to SANA reporter that a military vehicle affiliated to QSD militia was targeted in an explosive device on Al-Kharafi road to the south of Hasaka, killing  two militants. Other sources in Raqqa told SANA that a militants of QSD militia was shot to death by bullets in the town of Mansoura in the western countryside . QSD militia kidnaps 4 civilians …

Jan 18 2021

Strawberry harvesting season in Homs countryside begins

Homs, SANA – Talkalkh farmers in Homs countryside began harvesting strawberry crop, amid optimism about abundant production for this season in comparison with previous years. The farmers told SANA reporter that strawberry cultivation needs continuous care in terms of having diseases-free fruits and providing quality fertilizers to get good production. The farmers pointed out that the process of harvesting strawberry has started throughout several centers which spread in the western countryside of the province where they collect the farmers’ production then shipping them to rest of provinces. Head of Talkalkh Agricultural Department, Omar Abed said that strawberry crop becomes first …

Jan 18 2021

More And More Deaths Emerge From Pfizer Vacine ‘Success Story’

Donate Click to see full-size image In Norway, the government is concerned about the deaths of 29 elderly people who were subject to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Notably, health experts from Wuhan, China, called on Norway and other countries to suspend the use of mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines produced by companies such as Pfizer, especially among elderly people Until January 15th, the vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech SE was the only one available in Norway, and “all deaths are thus linked to this vaccine,” the Norwegian Medicines Agency said. “There are 13 deaths that have been assessed, and we are aware …

Jan 18 2021

China’s Hebei province to reexamine Covid-19 test results after lab caught out over positive cases

Health officials in the Chinese province of Hebei will review hundreds of thousands of Covid-19 tests carried out by third-party agencies after it was revealed that one laboratory allegedly hid positive cases of the disease. On Thursday, Jinan Huaxi Medical Laboratory, which was hired to process coronavirus tests in Hebei’s Longyao County, said that some 310,000 samples taken from locals had returned negative results. However, the lab reported the reassuring numbers to the county’s health commission before it had actually finished processing them all, the Global Times reported. Two days later, the firm issued a correction, saying that several samples …

Jan 18 2021

Latest Updates on Iraq, 17 January 2021

– Muqtada al-Sadr condemned the events in Nasiriyah and called for the arrest of the aggressors and saboteurs and their separation from the ranks of peaceful demonstrators. – Mohammad Khalil, Governor of Sinjar: So far, we have not witnessed a real retreat of PKK from Sinjar. Any statement by the Iraqi central government or any other institution about PKK leaving Sinjar is completely untrue and far from the truth.Three months ago, the Kadhimi government and the Kurdistan Democratic Party, led by Barzani, signed an agreement on the Sinjar region to establish joint management in the region, part of which includes …

Jan 18 2021

Sabbagh: Main reason behind conditions in Syria is its refusal to abandon Palestinian cause

Tehran, SANA –Activities of the Virtual International Conference of Parliaments Defending Palestine, started on Monday with participation of Syria. The Conference is held by the Islamic Shura Council in the frame work of supporting with the Palestinian people  under the title of “ al-Quds gathers us… together against normalization with the Zionist enemy”. Speaker of the People’s Assembly, Hammouda Sabbagh, affirmed in a speech to the conference the importance of the gathering in supporting the Palestinian people, saying that “ al-Quds is in our conscience and resistance is a right.” Sabbagh added that Syria, Iran, resistance axis countries and other …

Jan 18 2021

Turkey And Azerbaijan To Hold Large-Scale Winter Military Drill Near Armenia’s Border

Donate Click to see full-size image The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and the Azerbaijani Armed Forces are preparing for the most comprehensive winter drill in recent years, the Turkish military said in a statement on January 17th. The drills will take place in Turkey’s eastern Kars province. The drill is expected to feature Turkish-produced weaponry and equipment. VIDEO — Turkish, Azerbaijani militaries to conduct joint winter drill in eastern Kars provincehttps://t.co/p4Gu9tedXD pic.twitter.com/IxUgyqyUfi — DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) January 17, 2021 Tank divisions, cannonries, sniper teams, personnel of the Special Forces Command, helicopters and commandos will also participate in the drill. The …

Jan 18 2021

Syria categorically denies untrue news circulated by some media outlets about any Syrian –Israeli meetings

Related Articles Damascus, SANA-Syria has categorically denied the untrue news, circulated by some hired media outlets about convening any Syrian –Israeli meetings, affirming that the forces that stand behind these lies are the same ones that rush to seek normalization with this entity. “The Syrian Arab Republic categorically denies the untrue news marketed by some mass media about holding any Syrian-Israeli meetings in anywhere,” an official source at Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement on Monday. The statement added that such news is a failed attempt by the financiers of those newspapers. to doubt Syria’s principled and firm …

Jan 18 2021

‘I worry how it can affect my body’: High jump queen Lasitskene says she’ll avoid Covid vaccine for now over side effects fears

Russian world high jump champion Maria Lasitskene has said she won’t get vaccinated against Covid-19 yet as she is afraid of potential side effects and is awaiting an announcement from the anti-doping authorities. The only female high jumper to win three world titles, Lasitskene explained she worries about the effect the vaccine could have on her body, stressing she wouldn’t be taking the step until the jab is compulsory for all professional athletes. READ MORE: ‘I’m a long-term hostage for being Russian’: World high jump champ Lasitskene lashes out after 400m star Naser escapes ban “As an athlete I really worry …

Jan 18 2021

Canada to allow return of Boeing 737 MAX service by lifting flight ban imposed after devastating crashes

The Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is set to return to service in Canada following a flight ban of almost two years, which was imposed after crashes that killed hundreds of people, the country’s transport regulator said on Monday. Transport Canada said in a statement that it will lift the ban on January 20, allowing “for the return to service of the aircraft in the coming days and weeks,” following the model’s global grounding in March 2019. The regulator said it had issued an airworthiness directive outlining the changes made to the aircraft to allow it to fly, as well as …

Jan 18 2021

Ma’aloula municipality rehabilitates the eastern valley and establishes a visitor service center in the town

Damascus countryside, SANA- Several projects have been initiated by the Municipal Council in Maaloula town, including the rehabilitation of the ancient eastern valley and the visitor service center in the town square. Chairman of the local council in the city, Ibrahim al-Shaer stated in a statement to SANA reporter that the projects are being implemented with the support of Damascus countryside governorate, the most important of which is the rehabilitation of the archaeological eastern valley, which provides a safe path for visitors between Deir Mar Takla and Deir Saint Sarkis with a cost of 45 million Syrian pounds, which will …

Jan 18 2021

Indian TV anchor’s texts spark cries for security leak inquiry after he discussed Pakistan airstrikes before they happened

Opposition politicians in India have called for an investigation into a potential national security leak after a TV anchor’s messages showed he had prior knowledge of airstrikes launched against Pakistan in February 2019. Amid a series of text messages sent from Arnab Goswami, news anchor and editor-in-chief of Republic TV network, to the head of a TV ratings agency, Goswami mentioned that India would launch a “bigger than normal strike” on Pakistan. The messages were sent on February 23, 2019, just three days before India struck military targets in Pakistan, but weren’t made public until earlier this month as part of a …

Jan 18 2021

Khabib says Georges St-Pierre ‘doesn’t want to fight me’ – but admits pair ARE in touch as Russian’s UFC future remains unclear

With Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement still unclear following his recent meeting with UFC boss Dana White, the Russian lightweight champion has suggested that a legacy-defining fight with fellow icon Georges St-Pierre is unlikely. Khabib met with White for a ‘Fight Island’ summit last week where it was thought that the UFC president would throw fistfuls of cash at the dominant 155lbs champion to compel him to return to the octagon for one more fight in pursuit of what would be an unmatched career ledger of 30-0. Also on rt.com ‘Show me something spectacular’: Dana White says Khabib COULD REVERSE retirement decision… if …

Jan 18 2021

Top Iranian commander mocks Washington as US armed forces on alert for American attackers during Biden’s inauguration

Iran’s most senior general has ridiculed the US after American armed forces and the national guard were brought in to protect Washington from any further violence during the week of Joe Biden’s inauguration as president. “We are at the peak [of our power] today as enemies are collapsing,” said Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, the chief of staff for Iran’s Armed Forces, during a ceremony on Monday. The general also described it as ironic that the US had hoped to overthrow the Iranian government, but it was now America that was in turmoil. “They wanted the Islamic Republic not to …

Jan 18 2021

Belarus STRIPPED of right to co-host 2021 Ice Hockey World Championship

Belarusian capital Minsk has been stripped of co-hosting rights for the 2021 men’s IIHF World Championship, following multiple calls from human rights activists to relocate the tournament amid public protests. On Monday, the International Ice hockey Federation (IIHF) Council voted to move all the games scheduled to take place in Minsk. Belarus was set to host the major ice hockey tournament in May alongside Latvia, but numerous calls from international critics who said that Belarusian authorities were cracking down on protests against longtime President Alexander Lukashenko appear to have forced the IIHF to reconsider its decision regarding the hosting rights. …

Jan 18 2021

Germany considers extended lockdown as new Covid-19 variants emerge, Merkel spokesperson warns of ‘risk of mutation’

The German government is considering the extension of the country’s lockdown into February following the detection of new variants of Covid-19 and persistently high numbers of infections. “We still have a big risk… that is the risk of mutation,” Steffen Seibert, Angela Merkel’s spokesman, said at a news conference, revealing that the chancellor had brought forward a meeting with the leaders of Germany’s 16 states to Tuesday. The country has reported multiple cases of the Covid-19 variant discovered in the UK, and on Monday three people in the southeastern state of Bavaria were found to have tested positive for another …

Jan 18 2021

US Capitol on lockdown over ‘external security threat,’ video shows SMOKE coming out of building

18 Jan, 2021 15:34 Follow RT on The US Capitol in Washington DC has reportedly been locked down, with witnesses telling Reuters that an “external security threat” had been detected. Video footage showed smoke rising from the building. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Follow RT on FORUM

Jan 18 2021

‘Always on our list’: PSG director fuels talk of move for Messi as Barca star’s contract ticks down

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has stoked speculation that the club will make a summer swoop for Lionel Messi, who is in the final months of his contract with Barcelona. As the clock ticks down on Messi’s current deal with Barcelona, speculation is intensifying about whether the 33-year-old will finally complete the move away from the Nou Camp which he was forced to abort at the end of last season. Messi is already free to formally talk to potential suitors but has suggested he will wait until the end of the season to make his mind up. The Barca skipper’s …

Jan 18 2021

Heathrow no longer Europe’s busiest airport as pandemic cripples travel demand

London’s Heathrow Airport has lost its leadership position among European air hubs by the amount of passenger traffic last year, as most countries kept their borders shut to contain Covid-19. The key airport received some 22.1 million passengers in 2020 – a steep decline compared to the nearly 81 million travelers it welcomed in the previous, pre-pandemic, year. Due to the 73 percent collapse in passenger traffic, Heathrow is set to fall to third place among other European airports.  Also on rt.com Almost 200 European airports may go bust, putting nearly 280,000 jobs at risk Istanbul Airport has already outpaced Heathrow …

Jan 18 2021

New Japanese PM hints at end to dispute with Russia over Kuril Islands that’s kept the two countries technically at war since 1945

Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s new prime minister, has told his country’s parliament that an end to its long-running territorial row with Russia might soon be in sight, potentially signaling closer ties between the two nations. Speaking at the opening of the parliamentary session on Monday, Suga said the over half-a-century-long diplomatic tensions over the Kuril Islands, “should not be passed on to future generations.” The prime minister added that “there should now be a final resolution to it… We will move forward on the basis of previous agreements between the two countries.” Later on that day, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov …

Jan 18 2021

French ace Cornet apologizes to Australians after calling strict Covid measures ‘insane’

French tennis ace Alize Cornet has issued an apology to Australians after publishing a “tactless” tweet in which she lashed out at the Australian Open organizers for implementing “insane” quarantine restrictions for participants. The winner of three WTA titles was outraged over safety measures that forced more than 72 players into obligatory self-isolation after Covid-19 was detected on charter flights to Melbourne. Also on rt.com Quarantine craziness: Australian Open stars forced into BIZARRE practice routines as they isolate ahead of tournament (VIDEO) They were not allowed to leave their hotel rooms and therefore could not train ahead of the tournament. …

Jan 18 2021

‘Djokovic is a tool’: Nick Kyrgios slams complaints from quarantining stars as Tomic’s girlfriend is forced to ‘wash own hair’

Nick Kyrgios has hit out at players complaining about quarantine requirements ahead of the Australian Open as Novak Djokovic demanded a shorter isolation period and Bernard Tomic’s girlfriend bemoaned no salon access. The outspoken Kyrgios had his say at some of the comments from his fellow pros ahead of their entry to annual Aussie tennis tournament after the world’s number one player Novak Djokovic attempted to petition for his isolation period to be reduced and that he and more than 70 other players currently quarantining after their entry into Australia be moved to private homes with tennis court access.  Also …

Jan 18 2021

Global Covid-19 deaths to top 100,000 a week ‘very soon,’ WHO warns

The rate of coronavirus fatalities around the globe is on the brink of surpassing 100,000 per week, the World Health Organization’s top emergency expert Mike Ryan has warned as the pandemic continues to rage more than a year on. The disease is currently killing 93,000 people per week, but the 100,000 mark will be exceeded “very soon,” Ryan pointed out in his epidemiological update at the WHO’s executive board meeting on Monday. “Currently our epidemiological situation is dynamic and uneven, it’s further complicated by variants” of the virus, he said. Thousands of strains of Covid-19 have already been discovered by …

Jan 18 2021

Vancouver official provokes Canadian meltdown after launching Twitter tirade against ‘violent’ ‘petro masculine’ PICKUP TRUCK

A councillor for the District of North Vancouver has incited a flanneled Twitter mob after lecturing his fellow Canadians about a pickup truck that he found to be… the embodiment of ‘violence glorification.’ Councillor Mathew Bond shared a photograph of what appears to be a White Dodge Ram with a suspension lift. To top it off, the vehicle has a large placard on the front grille that contains a skull and the phrase “global warmer.” “The glorification of violence and domination. #unnecessarytrucks #petromasculinity,” the official quipped. His thought-provoking hashtags do not appear to have had the intended effect, however. Countless …

Jan 18 2021

UK health experts ‘extremely concerned’ about Covid vaccine rollout in Wales as first minister defends holding back supplies

A British trade union of medical professionals has questioned the Welsh government’s Covid-19 vaccination rollout strategy after the country’s first minister defended his decision to hold back jabs to stretch the supply. On Monday, The British Medical Association (BMA), the registered trade union for doctors in the UK, warned that the inoculation program in Wales could fall further behind the rest of the UK as a result of the Welsh government electing to hold back jabs.  “Extremely concerned the Welsh government is spacing out the Pfizer vaccine to make it last until the next delivery,” the BMA tweeted. “If Pfizer …

Jan 18 2021

Who else to blame? Capitol Hill rioter stole Nancy Pelosi’s laptop for THE RUSSIANS, ex-partner claims

The “former romantic partner” of a Capitol Hill rioter told the FBI that their ex-lover stole House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop to sell to Russia. The bizarre tip is one of many submitted by friends and relatives of the rioters. Pelosi’s laptop vanished earlier this month, as an unruly crowd of President Donald Trump’s supporters swept through the US Capitol in Washington DC. The laptop hasn’t been located, but one witness told the FBI that their “former romantic partner,” seen on video footage inside the Capitol, had stolen the laptop and attempted to sell it to Russia’s foreign intelligence service. …

Jan 18 2021

American supporters of Donald Trump expressing growing interest in obtaining Russian passports – Foreign Ministry

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has revealed that followers of US President Donald Trump are showing increased interest in acquiring Russian citizenship following Joe Biden’s November election victory. Speaking to TV show host Vladimir Solovyov on Sunday evening, Zakharova claimed that Trump supporters fear persecution because of their political views. “The most popular comment I receive from Americans on my personal social media accounts is how to get Russian citizenship,” she explained on TV channel Russia-1. Also on rt.com Russia says American system ‘archaic’ & not up to ‘modern democratic standards’ after rioters raid Washington’s Capitol building Following the …

Jan 18 2021

Mystery of why some people ‘hear the dead’ unraveled by new study

Staggeringly, one in every hundred UK citizens believes they can communicate with the dead. Prominent figures including Celine Dion and Kesha also say they can sense the departed. Now scientists have tried to understand why. The strange and spooky phenomenon appears to be much more popular than one might think, prompting a team of researchers to scrutinize dozens of mediums and spiritualists in an effort to unpick why some people believe in the paranormal. Spiritualists believe that human souls continue to exist after death and can communicate with the living through a medium or psychic. It reached the peak of …

Jan 18 2021

Russia plans earliest-ever shipment of Arctic LNG to Asia

Russian gas producer Novatek plans to send cargo from its Yamal LNG facility to Asian markets via the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in early May with the help of an ice-breaker, sources told Bloomberg. The cargo would become the earliest-ever shipment of liquefied natural gas to Asia, beating last year’s record by almost two weeks and paving the way for a record navigation season this year. The exact timing of the LNG shipment will depend on weather conditions and the thickness of the ice, according to officials. “The possibility of such a voyage in May is under discussion,” said Nikita …

Jan 18 2021

Democracy In Deep Space: U.S. Space Force To Get Nuclear Reactors

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected], http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 US President Donald Trump can be considered guilty of many things, but he can’t be considered guilty of not attempting to preserve the fruits of his labor. This can be seen in the maximum pressure campaign against Iran, his endless antagonism of China, the unstoppable crusade against the Nord Stream 2, and most recently, and one would say most …