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Here's the weekend edition for Saturday, January 18th, 2020.

Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team

President Donald Trump has assembled a made-for-TV legal team for his Senate trial that includes household names like Ken Starr, the prosecutor whose investigation two decades...

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Iran’s supreme leader defiant, unapologetic in rare Friday prayer sermon

Foreign Affairs Minister Champagne to meet his Iranian counterpart Friday in first in-person discussion in years between Ottawa and Tehran

Ukraine's President Zelensky refuses PM's resignation amid tape scandal

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday rejected an offer by Oleksiy Honcharuk to resign as prime minister after an audio recording suggested the latter had criticised Zelensky's knowledge of...

In photos: St. John’s declares a state of emergency as blizzard hits

Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital shut down on Friday as blizzard conditions descended on the city and residents prepared for an intense storm that could knock out power. The City of St. John’s decl...

Weekend ReadingLong reads and features from the past week.


MDMA researcher is fixing the bad science that sent him to prison

The laws that govern MDMA are based on controversial research, and Christopher Medina-Kirchner’s work is part of a rapidly growing body of studies that directly contradicts it. As perhaps the only sci...

CES 2020 Verge Awards: the best tech from the Consumer Electronics Show

CES 2020 was a return to form, but not in a good way. The main theme of the show was “you won’t be able to buy this thing, ever” simply because so few of the things that took the spotlight were real, ...

The 30 games we can’t wait to play in 2020

2020 is shaping up to be a big year for games, with blockbusters for the Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch alongside the all-new PS5 and Xbox Series X. That includes games like Halo Infinite, Half-Li...

Will the skyscrapers of the future be made out of wood?

Wood products that are nearly as strong as steel are going into more high-rises, locking up carbon. But can we grow enough trees to keep pace?

Beyond the HeadlinesImportant stories from below the fold.


Beyond the HeadlinesImportant stories from below the fold.

Meghan gets 'more than twice as many negative headlines as positive'

Guardian analysis appears to support claim Duchess of Sussex receives more critical treatment than Duchess of Cambridge

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Storm, flooding misery follow bushfires in Australia

There was no break for Australia as torrential rain fell in the fire devastated states of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. More bad weather is still in the forecast.

Trump administration to roll back school lunch rules and allow more pizza

Proposal to ease Michelle Obama guidelines would let schools cut the amount of vegetables required

Yellow Wiggle Greg Page collapses after heart attack during bushfire relief concert

Wiggles member recovering in hospital after falling to ground when leaving stage at Castle Hill RSL

Science and TechnologyBehind the scenes of our daily lives.


Science and TechnologyBehind the scenes of our daily lives.

Lenovo is building another standalone VR headset

Lenovo hasn’t made the best bets in virtual reality so far, but it seems like the company’s about to try again — according to a new FCC filing for the “Lenovo VR3030S,” which company docs identify as ...

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Lexus had its European design team imagine vehicles for moon mobility

The designs were invited by the art and fashion magazine Document Journal.

The artist putting tiny Kirby, waffles, and SpongeBob on your mechanical keyboard

One of the most appealing benefits of mechanical keyboards is their customizability. Artisan keycap maker Tiny is on a mission to bring some joy to the keyboard with her custom keycaps, which are made...

No, the EU isn’t asking Apple to kill the Lightning cable

The European Commission’s recent statement on its common charger initiative to reduce proprietary chargers isn’t as targeted on Apple’s cable as several publications have reported. It’s about wall cha...

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Report: Google wants to bring the Steam game store to... Chrome OS?

And get ready for more gaming-focused Chromebooks.

No crime? No dice. Trump needs to sing a new tune.

The impeachment of the president now has a soundtrack.

Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020?

Days after President Donald Trump killed an Iranian general and said he was sending more soldiers to the Middle East, about 100 protesters stood on a pedestrian bridge over...

Higher tampon prices on horizon despite German tax break?

Manufacturers of female hygiene products are considering price increases, according to German media reports. Berlin dropped the tax rate on tampons and sanitary pads from 19% to 7% following an online...

BusinessMoving finance and global economics today.


BusinessMoving finance and global economics today.

The CDC and Homeland Security begin screening for Chinese Coronavirus at three major US airports as outbreak spreads in Asia

Travelers on direct and indirect flights from Wuhan, China to international airports in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles will be screened for the Chinese Coronavirus starting Saturday.

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Boeing discovers new software problem in 737 Max

The US aerospace giant said it is "keeping our customers and suppliers informed" about the new software issue. Aviation regulators have grounded the 737 Max across the globe after two deadly crashes.

Oil steadies as Chinese economy offsets trade optimism

Oil prices steadied on Friday as sluggish economic growth in China, the world's biggest crude importer, raised concerns over fuel demand and countered optimism from the signing of a China-U.S. trade d...

Netflix opens Paris office, plans new French-language series

U.S. television streaming company Netflix has opened a new Paris office and plans to develop more than 20 original French-language productions in 2020, it said on Friday.

SportsHeadlines from international leagues and competitions.

SportsHeadlines from international leagues and competitions.

Masters 2020: Stuart Bingham comes from 4-1 down to beat Kyren Wilson and reach semi-finals

Stuart Bingham comes from 4-1 down to beat Kyren Wilson and set up a Masters semi-final match against David Gilbert.

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Sources: NBA shelves vote on schedule overhaul

The NBA won't hold a vote at April's owners meeting about plans to alter the league's in-season schedule, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, but still hopes to make changes.

Kyrie talked to teammates after listing Nets core

Kyrie Irving says he's spoken to teammates to clear up any confusion about remarks he made Wednesday about the players he sees as being part of the Nets' future.

Best bets for UFC 246: Conor McGregor vs. Cowboy Cerrone

Conor McGregor makes his return to the Octagon to face Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in a welterweight fight Saturday. Here's where the betting value lies on the card.

EntertainmentNews from the world of music, TV and cinema.


EntertainmentNews from the world of music, TV and cinema.

Dove Cameron's Ex Ryan McCartan Clarifies ''Darkly Misconstrued'' Cheating Allegations

Ryan McCartan is backtracking. One day after accusing his ex-fiancée Dove Cameron of being unfaithful throughout their relationship, the former Disney Channel star took to Instagram...

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The 2020 SAG Awards Red Carpet Gets Rolled Out By the Most Adorable Dogs

Cuteness overload! The 2020 SAG Awards enlisted the help of some adorable dogs in order to roll out the red silver carpet on Friday. With just two days to go until the ceremony, a couple...

Cameron Diaz's Daughter Raddix's Middle Name Is Even More Unique Than Her First

Welcome to the world, Raddix Chloe Wildflower Madden! Exactly two weeks after Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden announced the birth of their baby girl, her (two!) middle names are now...

Young People Are Better At TikTok Than Anyone Else — And Now They're Using It To Run For Office

'They can interact with your content, and you can interact back with them, and people really appreciate that'