Here are today’s top stories.
President Donald Trump made a concession to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi late Wednesday, agreeing to not give a State of the Union address until after the government shutdown standoff has ended.
President Donald Trump will NOT be giving his State of the Union speech on the House floor next Tuesday.
Special challenge coins are being distributed among US Secret Service personnel and their families, who are expressing frustration at the requirement they work without pay during the partial government shutdown.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday gave US diplomats 72 hours to leave the country in response to the head of the National Assembly declaring himself acting president amid massive anti-government protests.
Remarks made by US President Donald Trump may have strengthened China’s hand in fighting a US extradition request for detained Chinese telecoms executive Meng Wanzhou, according to Canada’s top diplomat in Beijing.
Microsoft said that Bing is “currently inaccessible in China” and that it is figuring out what to do next.
Bring Back our Girls activist and former Nigerian minister Oby Ezekwesili has withdrawn her candidacy from next month’s presidential elections, a statement on her website confirmed Thursday morning.
A high-ranking Nigerian policewoman has told gay people living in the country to leave or risk prosecution.
Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun has been detained by Chinese authorities for alleged espionage, the family’s lawyer told CNN Thursday.
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has responded with defiance after the US recognised opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president. Mr Maduro said Venezuela was breaking off relations with the US and gave diplomats 72 hours to leave. But the US said “former President Maduro” no longer had the authority.
European planemaker Airbus has warned that it could move wing-building out of the UK in the future if there is a no-deal Brexit. The firm’s chief executive, Tom Enders, said the firm “will have to make potentially very harmful decisions for the UK” in the event of no deal.
Prince William has said that every celebrity he asked to back his Heads Together mental health initiative three years ago refused. The Duke of Cambridge said “a lot” of people were approached, but no one wanted to be associated with mental illness.
Putting both your hands on someone’s shoulders a few minutes after you’ve just met, feels strange, a little too intimate. But at the “Dining in the Dark” experience at Davos, we have no choice. We have to hold on to our waiter, Darren, so that he can guide us into the room.
An extreme heatwave in Australia has led to the deaths of more than 90 wild horses in the outback, authorities say. Rangers found dead and dying animals in a dried-up waterhole near Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory, last week. About 40 of the animals had already died from dehydration and starvation.
Real Madrid has topped the table of the world’s 20 richest football clubs, displacing Manchester United with record revenues of €750.9m (£674.6m). Man Utd slipped to third with Barcelona making it the first Spanish one-two since 2014-15, said Deloitte.
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Facebook is sick and tired of your trash content, and by golly it’s finally going to do something about it. In a Jan. 23 blog post, the Mark Zuckerberg-helmed advertising giant announced two upcoming changes to the service that we all know and love. First, starting on Jan.
Twitter has always loved to ride the wave of internet culture. And this wave is certainly a big one. Originating with the popular Japanese channel Mizutamari Bond, YouTuber Kanta created a prank video featuring an artificial giant fried rice wave, which he claims cost approximately $3,938.00.
How do you spot a fake? When users of Microsoft’s Edge mobile browser visit a news website with a dubious reputation, they’ll now get a warning to proceed with caution. As spotted by The Guardian , Microsoft has partnered with the news watchdog organization NewsGuard to provide Edge users with more information about the news veracity of the site they’re visiting.
Mark Zuckerberg had Jack Dorsey over for dinner and it was somehow even more weird than you might expect. When asked about his most “memorable encounter” with Zuckerberg, Dorsey revealed that not only did Zuckerberg once invite him over for an (undercooked) goat dinner, it was a goat the Facebook CEO killed himself…
Instagram is once again trying to reassure users that its algorithm isn’t actively “hiding” posts from people. The company issued a rare rebuttal to criticism of its algorithm in response to a viral meme claiming that said algorithm only surfaces posts to 7 percent of an account’s followers.
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