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Thai premier faces no-confidence vote as more protests loom

Asia Pacific / Politics Feb 16, 2021

Thai premier faces no-confidence vote as more protests loom

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha is set to face a no-confidence vote this week as opposition lawmakers target his government for its alleged mismanagement of the COVID-19 outbreak amid a renewed push by pro-democracy activists for the premier’s ouster and monarchy reforms. The opposition began ...

China eyes rare earth export curbs for U.S. defense, report says

Asia Pacific Feb 16, 2021

China eyes rare earth export curbs for U.S. defense, report says

China is exploring whether it can hurt U.S. defense contractors by limiting supplies of rare-earth minerals that are critical to the industry, the Financial Times reported. Industry executives said government officials had asked them how badly companies in the U.S. and Europe would be affected ...

Frigid Arctic air and winter storms grip much of U.S.

World Feb 16, 2021

Frigid Arctic air and winter storms grip much of U.S.

Much of the United States was in the icy grip of an "unprecedented" winter storm Monday as frigid Arctic air sent temperatures plunging, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, making driving hazardous and leaving millions without power in Texas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster ...

Pelosi keeps up pressure over Capitol riot with 9/11-style panel

World / Politics Feb 16, 2021

Pelosi keeps up pressure over Capitol riot with 9/11-style panel

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Congress must create an independent Sept. 11-type commission to investigate the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol now that former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial has ended. In a letter Monday to fellow House Democrats, Pelosi said retired Army Lt. ...

Controversial social network Parler announces relaunch

Business / Tech Feb 16, 2021

Controversial social network Parler announces relaunch

Social network Parler, which is popular with supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump, announced Monday it had relaunched after being forced offline over incitements to violence on the platform. Parler, which calls itself "the free speech social network," came under scrutiny following the Jan. ...

Wizards coach lauds Rui Hachimura after win over Boston

Basketball / NBA Feb 16, 2021

Wizards coach lauds Rui Hachimura after win over Boston

Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks praised Rui Hachimura for "one of his best games of the year" Sunday after the second-year forward contributed 15 points and solid defense in a 104-91 win over the Boston Celtics. The Wizards outworked last year's Eastern Conference finalists ...