The Kremlin, in turn, has hinted that an intervention by its troops may be necessary to halt escalating separatist fighting in eastern Ukraine. After Putin’s audacious 2014 seizure of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea — which Moscow then illegally annexed — Ukraine has considered itself to be under constant threat. On a visit to South Korea on Wednesday, he said the U.S. and the international community would act in concert to counter any Russian military moves in Ukraine. Moscow faced European sanctions after grabbing Crimea, but Ukraine is appealing for far harsher punishment if Russia tries to seize more territory. But NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says defensive military support by the alliance for Ukraine is in line with international obligations.
December 03, 2021 21:45 UTC
Anthony Fauci has described a Fox News host’s comparison of him and Nazi doctor Josef Mengele as “disgusting” after the cable channel appeared reluctant to issue disciplinary action. Lara Logan, a formerly respected foreign correspondent, told Fox News viewers on Monday that Dr Fauci could be compared to Mengele, a doctor known as the “Angel of Death” and who conducted brutal experiments on Jewish concentration camp inmates at Auschwitz. Ms Logan had attempted to accuse Dr Fauci, and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), of “representing Mengele” because of his work on Covid. Appearing on MSNBC on Thursday, Dr Fauci told host Chris Hayes, “What I find striking, Chris, is how she gets no discipline whatsoever from the Fox network. On Friday, Dr Fauci was due to appear on Fox News for his first interview with the increasingly controversial cable channel in more than a month, and his second in almost five months.
December 03, 2021 21:42 UTC
BuzzFeed News employees on Thursday walked off the job as the company plans to trade on the stock market. The union said 61 employees participated in the 24-hour walkout to push for better wages and working conditions at the digital media company. The deal announced earlier this year is expected to close in the fourth quarter, giving BuzzFeed a valuation of $1.5 billion. BuzzFeed News workers who participated in the walkout represent about 6% of the company's total employees. "Before then, the company is gearing up for an incredibly exciting milestone: becoming the first publicly traded digital media company, and acquiring Complex Networks.
December 03, 2021 21:19 UTC
Dr. Anthony Fauci says he's "astounded" that Lara Logan hasn't been disciplined after the Fox Nation host compared him to a Nazi doctor. Fauci, President Biden's chief medical adviser, on MSNBC fired back after Logan compared him to "Dr. Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during the Second World War and in the concentration camps," during an appearance on Fox News. Logan hosts a show on the Fox Nation streaming service. Fauci also called the remarks "unconscionable" and "totally slanderous to me," and he added that the host "absolutely has no idea what she's talking about" when she compares COVID-19 to the flu and is "completely incorrect in everything she says." But Fauci went further to call out Fox itself, saying, "What I find striking, Chris, is how she gets no discipline whatsoever from the Fox network, how they can let her say that with no comment and no disciplinary action.
December 03, 2021 21:17 UTC
I’ve never been fired from a job, which I’m sure will now trigger calls from a portion of the readership for my immediate ouster. Perhaps the better question is what won’t get you fired at CNN? Still, given this background, I would like to go to work for CNN, at least for a while, just to see what I can get away with. Not that CNN would ever hire me of course but just in case, I have a few ideas. Unless, of course, you work for CNN and you can just make an omelet.
December 03, 2021 21:05 UTC
Florida's DeSantis wants to hand out taxpayer dollars to businesses that defy vaccine mandatesAs Florida Republicans, led by Gov. Ron DeSantis, escalate their fight against President Joe Biden's coronavirus vaccine mandate, they are testing a new method to support resisters: giving taxpayer money to the unvaccinated.
December 03, 2021 21:00 UTC
Slim and I are on the same page about Fox News and here’s my page. After listening to them, like Slim says about FOX, what they are saying is not what I’m seeing out my window. James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch, Fox News owner, resigned from the Fox organization in July. A former Fox news executive says Fox News is poison to America. When the Republicans scream George Soros, we can scream “Rupert Murdoch” at them.
December 03, 2021 20:33 UTC
Magnum (Jay Hernandez) starts following Higgins (Perdita Weeks) to find out what she's been hiding in this new episode. Sheree Loud, Gucci's American ex-girlfriend, and Pina Auriemma, Reggiani’s friend who was convicted of helping plan the murder, are interviewed. (N) 7 a.m. KABCGood Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTVLive With Kelly and Ryan Rachel Zegler ("West Side Story"). 8 p.m. CinemaxEight Gifts of Hanukkah A woman (Inbar Lavi) is intrigued when an anonymous suitor sends her a gift for each night of Hanukkah. : Artificial Intelligence (2001) 8 p.m. EpixEight Gifts of Hanukkah (2021) 8 p.m. HallmarkA Christmas Dance Reunion (2021) 8 p.m.
December 03, 2021 20:29 UTC
PHOENIX – U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema wouldn’t commit to supporting her party’s $2 trillion domestic agenda during a sit-down interview with CNN on Thursday, but she didn’t provide specifics on how to secure her vote. With no sign of support from any Republicans, all 50 of the majority Democratic party’s senators have to vote yes to send the plan to boost social and education programs and global warming protections to President Joe Biden’s desk. However, Sinema and Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a fellow moderate Democrat, have been reluctant to sign off on the House version. The inclusion of a corporate tax increase appears to be a sticking point for Sinema. Follow @ktar923
December 03, 2021 20:27 UTC
He pointed to one of the incidents as an example — the Nov. 23 smash-and-grab robbery of a Nordstrom department store at the Grove mall in the Fairfax district. Three suspects were arrested after the robbery and a pursuit that made its way into South Los Angeles, police said. The suspects involved in that incident are still outstanding.”In the 10 days from Nov. 18 to Nov. 28, the Los Angeles Police Department would respond to 11 smash-and-grab robberies, Moore said. Four occurred in the San Fernando Valley and one in South Los Angeles. ©2021 Los Angeles Times.
December 03, 2021 20:25 UTC
So, when it comes to the punishment Cuomo should face at CNN, the women were hesitant to say outright that he should be fired. “I’m not gonna be judge and jury of the guy, all I’m saying is that I understand the inclination to help your brother,” Behar said. But you don’t use your position in the media to help him.”To be clear though, the hosts think some kind of action should be taken. “And I think that this is an abuse of power.”Coaston added that the documents cast more than just Cuomo in a terrible light. In the end though, moderator Whoopi Goldberg agreed that “it is now up to CNN to take whatever steps they feel necessary.”
December 03, 2021 20:21 UTC
She had mild cold-like symptoms and lost her sense of taste and smell, as many COVID patients do. Chemical cleaner and perfume smell like really sharp, overwhelming sulfur — like the smell of hair burning but concentrated and stronger. "I used to take a shower more than twice a day regularly, but at least twice a day, and it has been really, really hard for me to make myself shower once a day. It’s really, really hard because even non-mint toothpastes cause a physical reaction because they just taste and smell so bad." "Your whole nose is lined with mucous membranes ... and in the upper part of the nose, there's this very specialized mucous membrane, and that's where you sense smells.
December 03, 2021 20:20 UTC
“We didn’t import a single barrel of oil from Saudi Arabia, the Middle East.”Sean Hannity said in this clip that “if you look pre-COVID” under Trump, “we didn’t import a single barrel of oil from Saudi Arabia.” That’s False. In 2019, the U.S. imported 500,000 barrels of crude oil from Saudi Arabia per day. In 2017 and 2018, Trump’s first two years as president, the U.S. imported about 949,000 and 870,000 barrels of crude oil per day, respectively. “But that does not mean we don’t import oil. Our rulingHannity said that “if you look pre-COVID” under Trump, “we didn’t import a single barrel of oil from Saudi Arabia.”That’s way off, experts said.
December 03, 2021 20:19 UTC
AdvertisementNew COVID-19 cases in South Africa have burgeoned from about 200 a day in mid-November to more than 16,000 on Friday. Even with the rapid increase, infections are still below the 25,000 new daily cases that South Africa reported in the previous surge, in June and July. Little is known about the new variant, but the spike in South Africa suggests it might be more contagious, said Moyo, the scientist who may have been the first to identify the new variant, though researchers in neighboring South Africa were close on his heels. AdvertisementA healthcare worker prepares to test a person for COVID-19 at a facility in Soweto, South Africa, Wednesday Dec. 2, 2021. While more than three dozen countries worldwide have reported omicron infections, the numbers so far are small outside of South Africa.
December 03, 2021 20:11 UTC
By Holmes Lybrand and Hannah Rabinowitz | CNNJustice Department prosecutors say they have evidence that an alleged rioter who brought a gun to the US Capitol on January 6 was targeting both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and then-Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He will be the first January 6 defendant to go to trial, and is facing five federal charges. Prosecutors say Reffitt wore body armor and carried his pistol and plastic cuff restraints on the Capitol grounds on January 6. Other rioters have been accused of hurling threats against lawmakers before, during, and after January 6. Garret Miller, of Texas, is accused of tweeting “Assassinate AOC” and wrote on Facebook about hanging a Black police officer.
December 03, 2021 20:08 UTC