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Coal miners wary of a greener future

BUCHAREST — Sebastian Tirintica descends 300 meters underground in one of Romania’s oldest coal mines to go to work. For eight hours, he operates an industrial lift transporting his fellow miners and materials deep under the earth. But in a Europe that’s moving to rapidly decarbonize, it’s a job without ... Read More »

Can France’s Macron douse Australia’s fires?

SYDNEY — Americans have the second amendment. Australians have the right to bear coal. A monster fire that’s destroyed an area seven times the size of Singapore is burning on Sydney’s doorstep; nine people including two volunteer firefighters have died in blazes around the country since November and more than ... Read More »

Greta Thunberg calls Trump criticism ‘just funny’

Greta Thunberg said those who attack her are “terrified of young people bringing change” | Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images Climate activist says critics ‘see us as some kind of threat.’ By Paul Dallison 12/30/19, 10:17 AM CET Updated 12/30/19, 10:26 AM CET Climate activist Greta Thunberg said those who attack ... Read More »

Merkel: Germany must do ‘everything humanly possible’ on global warming

Angela Merkel recording her televised new year’s address | Christian Marquardt/Getty Images – Pool ‘It will be our children and grandchildren who have to live with the consequences of what we do or don’t do today,’ chancellor says. By Zoya Sheftalovich 12/31/19, 10:09 AM CET Updated 1/2/20, 8:04 AM CET ... Read More »

Rhode Island girl, 18, and her new fiance, 23, are charged with murdering her ex’s mom

A newly-engaged couple have been charged in the fatal shooting of the mother of the woman’s ex-boyfriend using what appears to be a 3D-printed gun.  Jack Doherty, 23, and Shaylyn Moran, 18, were arraigned Thursday on charges of murder and conspiracy at District Court, Providence.  Doherty faces a total of ... Read More »

Jennifer Lopez stuns in strapless gown at Palm Springs Film Festival with Alex Rodriguez

She’s hoping for Golden Globes glory on Sunday where she’s in the running for a best supporting actress award for the movie Hustlers. And on Thursday night, Jennifer Lopez had an awards show dress rehearsal as she walked the red carpet at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in California ... Read More »

Rocket attack on Baghdad airport kills at least seven

President Donald Trump has ordered an airstrike that killed Revolutionary Guard General Qassem Soleimani, the powerful head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, at Baghdad International Airport, the Pentagon confirmed. The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, ... Read More »

Snowflakes pan the Tower of London with ridiculous one star reviews

Tourists visiting the Tower of London have complained that it is not suitable for children because of its bloody past. ‘Snowflake’ visitors have been even accused its Yeomen Warders — popularly known as Beefeaters — of being sexist because of their no-frills display of life guarding the historic prison. Reviews ... Read More »

PICTURED: First wave of 750 paratroopers deploys to Kuwait

The first wave of hundreds of U.S. Army paratroopers from a rapid reaction force has deployed to Kuwait in response to the assault on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad by pro-Iran militiamen, with thousands more soldiers on alert for snap deployment. On Wednesday at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, paratroopers from ... Read More »

Former Illinois governor claims Democrats would impeach Lincoln in op-ed from jail

Former Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich has claimed that current House Democrats would have tried to impeach President Abraham Lincoln for ‘abuse of power.’ Blagojevich questioned whether Democrats would use ‘flimsy impeachment standard’ against Lincoln for alleged ‘obstruction of Congress’ in issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. The Democratic former governor wrote ... Read More »