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EU announces strict 5G rules, but no Huawei ban

Apo - EU countries could ban telecoms operators deemed a security risk from critical parts of 5G infrastructure under bloc guidelines issued Wednesday, amid US pressure to shut out Chinese giant Huawei.

Kobe Bryant's helicopter not equipped with vital warning system

Los Angeles - The helicopter that crashed into a Los Angeles hillside killing NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, was not equipped with vital software that alerts pilots when aircraft are too close to the ground, officials said.

US E-11A communications plane down in Afghanistan

On Monday a US Air Force E-11A was brought down or crashed over Taliban-controlled territory in Ghazni province Afghanistan. The Taliban issued a statement shortly after the crash claiming they had shot the plane down.

Battle for witnesses looms as defense rests in Trump trial

Washington - The fight over calling witnesses to testify in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial intensified Tuesday after Trump's lawyers closed their defense calling the abuse of power charges against him politically motivated.

Japanese evacuated from Wuhan describe fear in virus epicentre

Apo - Japanese citizens evacuated from the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak described an atmosphere of fear and confusion in the Chinese city and expressed relief as they arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Major quake hits Caribbean, triggering evacuations

Miami - A major 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday in the Caribbean between Jamaica and Cuba, triggering a brief tsunami alert and sending hundreds of people pouring onto the streets of Havana.

All nine bodies recovered from Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

Los Angeles - Rescuers recovered the bodies of all nine victims from a helicopter crash near Los Angeles that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, the coroner's office said Tuesday.

Colombia in extradition quandary over lawmaker arrested in Venezuela

Apo - Colombia said Tuesday it would seek the extradition of a fugitive former lawmaker arrested in Venezuela, though its refusal to recognize the government of President Nicolas Maduro presents a legal conundrum.

Trump unveils Mideast plan, 'last opportunity' for Palestinians

Washington - President Donald Trump Tuesday unveiled long-awaited details of a US plan for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, warning it may represent the last chance at statehood for the Palestinians.

UN Security Council debates new violence in Yemen: diplomats

New York - The UN Security Council convened Tuesday to discuss the crisis in Yemen, amid growing concern over the deteriorating situation and calls for the parties to re-engage in the political process, diplomats said.

Q&A: Meet the crockpot of cannabis extraction Special

High recreational cannabis taxes and hazardous black market concentrates are leading consumers to make homemade concentrates. It is now safe to make homemade concentrates by using Source Turbo by ExtractCraft. Troy Ivan explains.

US developing vaccine against deadly China virus: officials

Washington - The United States said Tuesday it was developing a vaccine against a deadly virus that originated in China, and urged Beijing to step up its cooperation with international health authorities.

Japan sends plane to virus-hit Wuhan to evacuate citizens

Apo - Japan sent a first plane to the Chinese city of Wuhan on Tuesday night to evacuate citizens from the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak, a foreign ministry official said.

Trump unveils Mideast plan favorable to Israel, angering Palestinians

Washington - President Donald Trump released his long delayed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan Tuesday, promising "a new dawn," but angry Palestinians called it biased and deserving to go in the "dustbin of history.

Japan confirms virus in man who had not been to China

Apo - Japanese authorities said Tuesday a man with no recent travel to China has contracted the novel strain of coronavirus -- apparently after driving tourists visiting from Wuhan, where a deadly outbreak began.

Experts say China virus outbreak will last months at least

Washington - The deadly new coronavirus that has broken out in China, 2019-nCoV, will afflict a minimum of tens of thousands of people and will last at least several months, researchers estimate based on the first available data.

GM's Cruise to spend $2.2 billion on Detroit-Hamtramck EV plant

Detroit - Just last week Cruise, a subsidiary of GM that is developing a self-driving car, unveiled its first self-driving vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dan Amann promised to reveal production details in days to come.

Bolton revelations roil Trump trial, witness push grows

Washington - Donald Trump's lawyers, eager to attain his swift acquittal, pushed back forcefully Monday against explosive new allegations from former national security advisor John Bolton, insisting the US president's dealings regarding Ukraine were not impeachable...

Accuser says Weinstein sexually assaulted her in children's bedroom

New York - One of Harvey Weinstein's main accusers told his rape trial Monday that the ex-Hollywood producer forcibly performed oral sex on her in a children's bedroom in his New York home.

Prince Andrew accused of 'zero cooperation' in Epstein case

New York - Prince Andrew has given "zero cooperation" to the FBI in its investigation into late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, despite publicly offering his assistance, a US prosecutor said Monday.
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