Germany, Norway seek NATO role in undersea infrastructure – DW – 11/30/2022

Germany, Norway seek NATO role in undersea infrastructure – DW – 11/30/2022

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store said on Wednesday that they would be speaking with the head of NATO about involving the alliance in future operations to protect critical undersea infrastructure like gas pipelines or fiber optic cables. Store said Norway had already increased vigilance at such sites in light … Read more

Jeffrey Epstein estate reaches $105 million settlement with US Virgin Islands

Jeffrey Epstein estate reaches 5 million settlement with US Virgin Islands

CNN — A nine-figure settlement between the estate of Jeffrey Epstein and the US Virgin Islands has been signed, according to the islands’ attorney general. Epstein’s estate – as well as two co-defendants and 10 Epstein-created entities – will disburse over $105 million cash to the US Virgin Islands government, US Virgin Islands Attorney General … Read more

Judge scolds Justice Department for its slow investigations at hearing for Rep. Matt Gaetz’s convicted associate

Judge scolds Justice Department for its slow investigations at hearing for Rep.  Matt Gaetz’s convicted associate

Orlando, FL CNN — A federal judge scolded the Justice Department on Wednesday over what he characterized as slow-moving investigations during a hearing for one of GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz’s former associates, saying the probes have “no end in sight.” The Gaetz associate, former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg, has pleaded guilty to underage … Read more

China accused of ‘regularly’ intercepting Canadian military aircraft

China accused of ‘regularly’ intercepting Canadian military aircraft

Lee Berthiaume and Marie-Danielle Smith, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 30, 2022 5:29PM EST OTTAWA – China is being accused of having “regularly” intercepted a Canadian military aircraft tasked with enforcing UN sanctions against North Korea. The Department of National Defense confirmed on Wednesday that the intercepts happened on a number of occasions between … Read more

Grapes help protect against UV skin damage: study

Grapes help protect against UV skin damage: study

The grape is beloved around the world as a food and beverage staple that offers a lot of nutritional benefits, and new research suggests there might be another reason to love it: sunburn protection. A small, peer-reviewed study published Wednesday in the scientific journal Antioxidants found that consuming grapes protected against ultraviolet (UV) skin damage … Read more

Nato concerned by China’s ‘rapid and opaque’ military buildup, says Blinken | China

Nato concerned by China’s ‘rapid and opaque’ military buildup, says Blinken |  China

Nato allies are concerned about China’s rapid and opaque military buildup and its cooperation with Russia, and discussed concrete ways to address the challenges posed by Beijing, US secretary of state Antony Blinken has said. “The members of our alliance remain concerned by the PRC’s [People’s Republic of China] coercive policies, by its use of … Read more

Who is the new US Democratic House Leader Hakeem Jeffries? | Politics News

Who is the new US Democratic House Leader Hakeem Jeffries?  |  Politics News

Democrats in the House of Representatives, one of the two branches of the United States Congress, have selected New York’s Hakeem Jeffries to lead their caucus. His appointment, following a unanimous vote on Wednesday, was historic. Never before has a Black politician been named a party leader in the US Congress. Jeffries is set to … Read more

Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award 2022 shortlisted images

Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award 2022 shortlisted images

(CNN) — A playful polar bear cub, two nuzzling red foxes and golden snub-nosed monkeys huddled together are among the shortlisted images for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award 2022. The pictures “spotlight important stories of nature from across the globe” and were chosen from 38,575 entries across 93 countries, according to … Read more