3:32 PM 1/18/2021 – Selected Articles Review
Headlines Audio Reviews – Updated January 2021
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|Capitol rioter accused of stealing Nancy Pelosi’s laptop with plans to sell it to Russian intelligence: Feds|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:17:57 +0000
Authorities are seeking to arrest a Pennsylvania woman accused of taking a laptop from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s office during…
|Russia’s Flagship Crude Gets a Boost From Saudi Production Cuts – BNN|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:17:40 +0000
Russia’s Flagship Crude Gets a Boost From Saudi Production Cuts BNN
|Navalny jailed, urges Russians to streets – The Canberra Times|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:17:19 +0000
Navalny jailed, urges Russians to streets The Canberra Times
|2:05 PM 1/18/2021 – Why the FBI is vetting the National Guard ahead of the inauguration | Capitol rioter plotted to sell stolen Pelosi laptop to Russian intelligence|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:16:43 +0000
Investigations into the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol have revealed that law enforcement officials were involved: Nearly 30 sworn officers are known to have at least participated in the rally that preceded the riot, with other officers being arrested for their involvement in the insurrection itself. And a few National Guard members have been arrested in connection to the Capitol assault, the AP reported …
|What Biden can and can’t get from an evenly divided Senate – OCRegister|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:16:34 +0000
What Biden can and can’t get from an evenly divided Senate OCRegister
|FOX News: Is anything being done to stop another pandemic emerging from China£|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:15:55 +0000
A year since the words “novel coronavirus” crept into news headlines, and over 2 million lives have been claimed as a result of the disease – officially termed COVID-19. Moreover, it has permeated every pocket of the planet, morphed into dozens of different strains, shuttered the world economy, overwhelmed health care resources, and rendered millions with unknown long-term ramifications.
|Statement by Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller on National Guard Support in Washington, D.C.|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:15:29 +0000
Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller released a statement on National Guard support in Washington, D.C.
|Trump to leave Washington Wednesday morning before Biden’s oath|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:15:05 +0000
White House officials are planning a farewell ceremony for Donald Trump as he leaves Washington on Wednesday morning.
|WHO head blasts vaccine inequalities, hits drugmakers over profits|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:14:49 +0000
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) condemned what he called inequity in global vaccine distribution during the…
|Joe Biden doesn’t have a magic wand to fix the economy|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:14:42 +0000
Joe Biden last week proposed a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, part of a historically ambitious plan to combat an economic crisis.
|China to sanction U.S. officials for ‘nasty behaviour’ over Taiwan|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:14:40 +0000
U.S. officials who have engaged in “nasty behaviour” over Chinese-claimed Taiwan will face sanctions, China’s Foreign Ministry said on…
|Biden’s reported plans to kill Keystone XL pipeline alarm Canadian officials|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:14:34 +0000
President-elect Joe Biden is considering canceling the cross-border permit for TC energy’s Keystone XL pipeline — and Canadian…
|Pentagon deploys hundreds of active-duty troops for inauguration security|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:14:04 +0000
The Pentagon has authorized hundreds of active-duty troops to support enhanced security measures related to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, as local law enforcement continues to track threats of violence in the nation’s capital in the days leading up to the ceremony, according to two defense officials.
The 750 active-duty personnel deployed this week include service members with expertise in handling chemical, biological, nuclear, radiological and explosive weapons, as well as explosive ordnance disposal and medical teams skilled in trauma response, said one defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive operations.
The Department of Defense has also authorized active-duty personnel to coordinate with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, medical personnel to conduct Covid-19 testing in support of the attending physician of Congress, and additional management and support personnel, the official said.
The news comes as authorities are in a heightened state of alert, scrambling on Monday morning to respond to a fire in the general area of the U.S. Capitol. While the Capitol was briefly placed on lockdown, upending a rehearsal for Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, the source of the fire turned out to be a propane tank that had exploded at a homeless camp nearby.
Altogether, the Pentagon has authorized roughly 2,750 active-duty personnel to support the inauguration, but the bulk of those — about 2,000 — are for “ceremonial support,” such as the band, the official said.
National security leaders across the country ordered an unprecedented show of force this week ahead of inauguration. The active-duty teams will join the roughly 21,500 National Guardsmen currently deployed to the National Capital Region helping civilian authorities respond to the threat of potential violence in the days leading up to the inauguration. That number could swell to 25,000 Guardsmen, many of whom are protecting the Capitol, armed with lethal weapons and riot gear.
The FBI said Thursday that it had already made more than 100 arrests in connection to the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol and that law enforcement was monitoring “an extensive amount of concerning online chatter” ahead of the inauguration.
While the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, is responsible for enforcing flight restrictions over the nation’s capital on Inauguration Day, as on any other day, no NORAD forces have been specifically dedicated to support the inauguration, the defense official said.
“Multiple resources, including rotary wing and fighter aircraft, are always poised to intercept any aircraft that may pose a security issue in the area,” the official said.
|Man, 59, shot in broad daylight on Bedford-Stuyvesant street – Brooklyn Paper|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:13:50 +0000
Man, 59, shot in broad daylight on Bedford-Stuyvesant street Brooklyn Paper
|The Guardian view on Alexei Navalny: such bravery needs backing | Editorial|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:12:30 +0000
The Russian opposition leader’s decision to return from Germany to Moscow was an act of remarkable courage
Alexei Navalny’s decision to return to Russia from Berlin, having survived a suspected assassination attempt by state security agents, was an act of extraordinary bravery. On arrival at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Sunday night, the Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner told reporters that he fully expected to be allowed to go home. But given what happened in the summer, he will have known that there was every risk that this would not happen.
In a hastily convened court hearing, held in a police station, a judge ruled on Monday that Mr Navalny would be kept in custody for 30 days. He is being held for allegedly breaching the terms of a 2014 suspended sentence, following a fraud conviction. The European court of human rights ruled that conviction to be politically motivated. It seems likely that the three-and-a-half-year sentence handed down may now be carried out.
|Analysis | Why Presidential Pardons Are Normal, Trump’s Less So – Washington Post|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:12:10 +0000
Analysis | Why Presidential Pardons Are Normal, Trump’s Less So Washington Post
|Immune system ‘remembers’ coronavirus for at least 6 months: study|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:11:03 +0000
Research by UN and Switzerland shows that even though the level of antibodies fade, body maintains sufficient memory B cells, and they manage to stave off reinfection
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|Exclusive: Putin tries to show he’s Russia’s ‘top dog’ with Navalny arrest – Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky – swissinfo.ch|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:10:49 +0000
Exclusive: Putin tries to show he’s Russia’s ‘top dog’ with Navalny arrest – Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky swissinfo.ch
|Russia says all Azeri captives returned under Karabakh deal – Reuters|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:10:47 +0000
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|How Biden era could kickstart coordinated approach to Russia – The Guardian|
|Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:10:24 +0000|