Catherine Zeta-Jones talks new show, 'National Treasure: Edge of History' l GMA – Good Morning America

Catherine Zeta-Jones talks new show, 'National Treasure: Edge of History' l GMA – Good Morning America

Catherine Zeta-Jones talks new show, ‘National Treasure: Edge of History’ l GMA  Good Morning America

Germany Dismantles QAnon-Inspired Terrorist Group Suspected of Plotting Coup

Germany Dismantles QAnon-Inspired Terrorist Group Suspected of Plotting Coup

German authorities on Wednesday said they had dismantled a domestic far-right terrorist cell inspired by the QAnon conspiracy on suspicion of planning to overthrow the government. Of the 25 people arrested in the early hours of the day, 22 are suspected of conspiring to foment a coup, the country’s federal prosecutor said. Their alleged plans … Read more

China Scraps Most Covid-19 Testing, Quarantine Requirements

China Scraps Most Covid-19 Testing, Quarantine Requirements

HONG KONG—China dropped many of its quarantine and testing requirements and curtailed the power of local officials to shut down entire city blocks, as the country’s leaders accelerate plans to dismantle zero-Covid controls in the wake of nationwide protests. Though widely predicted, Beijing’s retreat from its costly and increasingly unpopular pandemic regime has been faster … Read more

U.S. Altered Himars Rocket Launchers to Keep Ukraine From Firing Missiles Into Russia

U.S. Altered Himars Rocket Launchers to Keep Ukraine From Firing Missiles Into Russia

WASHINGTON—The U.S. secretly modified the advanced Himars rocket launchers it gave Ukraine so they can’t be used to fire long-range missiles into Russia, U.S. officials said, a precaution the Biden administration says is necessary to reduce the risk of a wider war with Moscow. The U.S. since June has supplied Ukrainian forces with 20 High … Read more

History Book: A mission to the moon

History Book: A mission to the moon

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Monday, December 5th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Nick Eicher. MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. Next up: the WORLD History Book. Today, the last Apollo mission to the moon—50 years ago this week. Here’s Paul Butler. PAUL BUTLER, … Read more

Russians Systematically Loot Art, Ancient Relics From Ukraine’s Cultural Sites

Russians Systematically Loot Art, Ancient Relics From Ukraine’s Cultural Sites

KHERSON, Ukraine—The glass at the Kherson Regional Museum that once protected ancient pottery from the area now lies broken on the floor. The fifth-century jewelry is gone. Shelves that used to house artifacts from the Cossacks, who lived in the area before it was conquered by the Russian Empire, are now empty. “Their plan was … Read more

Newly Iran sanctions include Toronto gym denizen who led police during Kazemi case

Newly Iran sanctions include Toronto gym denizen who led police during Kazemi case

OTTAWA – Canada is sanctioning more Iranian officials, including a senior military official spotted earlier this year at a Toronto-area gym. Morteza Talaei, a former general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, is among four Iranians and five entities banned from doing business with Canada or accessing assets located in Canada. Talaei was Tehran’s police … Read more

New York City mayor vows to have mentally ill people on the streets brought to hospitals – KGW News

New York City mayor vows to have mentally ill people on the streets brought to hospitals – KGW News

New York City mayor vows to have mentally ill people on the streets brought to hospitals  KGW News New York City mayor announces plan to hospitalize mentally ill people involuntarily  CBS News Opinion | Moving Mentally Ill People Off the Streets of New York  The New York Times NYPD was ‘blindsided’ by Eric Adams’ plan to involuntarily commit … Read more

Chinese Protests Put Xi Jinping in a Bind

Chinese Protests Put Xi Jinping in a Bind

President Xi Jinping faces a difficult choice between loosening China’s zero-tolerance Covid-19 policy or doubling down on restrictions that have locked down neighborhoods and stifled the country’s economy over the past three years. Neither option is a good one for a regime focused on stability. Stock markets around the globe and oil prices declined Monday … Read more