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ethiopianairlines-march11_21feb20.jpg The coronavirus outbreak in China has affected the global airline industry badly, and is expected to result in major cut in air carriers' revenues and global traffic. As per its initial assessment of the impact of COVID-19, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates a potential 13 percent full-year loss of passenger demand for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region. Considering t

druguse-aug14_21feb20.jpg The Drug Enforcement Administration has announced the launch of 'Operation Crystal Shield' to stop dangerous methamphetamine trafficking in the United States. Attorney General William P. Barr and Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon announced Thursday that the DEA will deploy enforcement personnel to methamphetamine "transportation hubs" — areas where methamphetamine

druguse-081419_21feb20.jpg The White House Thursday released the National Interdiction Command and Control Plan (NICCP) and border strategies, which outline the Trump Administration's interdiction strategy to reduce the availability of illicit drugs in the United States from across the borders. In tandem with the recently released National Drug Control Strategy, the NICCP provides strategic guidance to relevant drug contro

mike-bloomberg-022020.jpg Former New York City Mike Bloomberg participated in his first presidential debate in Las Vegas on Wednesday night and was taken to task by his fellow candidates running for the Democratic nomination. Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., launched an immediate attack on Bloomberg shortly after the start of the debate, arguing that the billionaire is too similar to President Donald Trump.

adammckays-feb20.jpg Netflix said it acquired exclusive streaming rights for the upcoming asteroid comedy 'Don't Look Up,' starring Jennifer Lawrence. The film tells the story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy the earth. Academy Award-winning director Adam McKay has written the script, and will direct and produce the movie un

nursinghome-feb20.jpg A Pennsylvania nursing home chain has agreed to pay nearly $15.5 million to settle allegations that it overbilled Medicare and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services, to meet its revenue targets. The case's settlement, decided in the...

diamondprincess-feb20.jpg Two elderly Japanese passengers who were on board a coronavirus-hit cruise ship have died in Japan while undergoing treatment for the deadly viral infection. Reports quoting Japan's health minister Katsunobu Kato said both the passengers, who were in their eighties, had been sent to medical facilities last week after showing symptoms of the disease on board the Diamond Princess. "I believe they

romancescams-feb20.jpg Romance scams cost Americans more than $200 million in 2019, which is nearly 40 percent more than what they lost in the previous year. This was revealed by the Federal Trade Commission based on data from the agency's Consumer Sentinel Network. In 2019, more than 25,000 consumers filed a report with the FTC about romance scams. Over the past two years, total reported losses to romance scams were

coronavirus-feb19.jpg The United States health authorities have imposed travel restrictions on all passengers and crew who were on board a coronavirus-hit cruise ship off Japan, preventing them from entering the country. This include more than 100 U.S. citizens quarantined on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship or in hospitals in Japan for treatment for the deadly virus. They are among 624 passengers and crew in th

mikebloomberg1-feb19.jpg Former New York mayor and Democratic presidential aspirant Micheal Bloomberg would sell his financial-data and media company, Bloomberg L.P., if he is elected President, according to a senior adviser to his election campaign. "Mike Bloomberg will release his tax returns. Mike Bloomberg will also sell Bloomberg LP. There will be no confusion about any of his financial holdings blurring the line be

markesper-feb19.jpg U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told the Munich Security Conference that China is a growing threat to Europe. In Europe, there is a focus on the threat from Russia. However, there is also a threat from China, the Pentagon's number one concern, Esper said during his remarks at the conference held in Germany. "America's concerns about Beijing's commercial and military expansion should be [Europe

micheal-bloomberg-021820.jpg Former New York mayor and Democratic presidential aspirant Micheal Bloomberg has qualified for Wednesday's debate in Las Vegas after garnering 19 percent support in a national poll. The former Republican made a surprise late surge in national poll from NPR, PBS NewsHour and Marist. According to results released on Tuesday, the billionaire came second with 19 percent support among Democrats and De

coronavirus-feb18.jpg The first detailed study into the coronavirus outbreak in China has found that the sick, elderly people and medical staff are most at risk from the deadly disease, and that more than 80 percent of the cases have been mild. The mortality rate remains low but it is more in the case of patients above the age of 80. No deaths have been reported among children of up to 9 years of age, and the death

jeffbezosclimatechange-feb18.jpg Jeff Bezos, who is considered as world's richest man, has pledged $10 billion to help combat climate change. In a statement on Instagram Monday, the Amazon chief executive said he is thrilled to announce the launch of the Bezos Earth Fund for the purpose. It will finance "scientists, activists, NGOs — any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world." "Cli

whitehouse-aug19_17feb20.jpg More than 1100 former employees of the Department of Justice who served in Republican and Democratic administrations have signed a letter calling for the resignation of Attorney General Bill Barr. "Mr. Barr's actions in doing the President's personal bidding unfortunately speak louder than his words. Those actions, and the damage they have done to the Department of Justice's reputation for integr

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