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Coronavirus: Russia denies spreading US conspiracy on social media

Image caption Claims circulating online allege the virus is an attempt to wage an "economic war on China". Russia has flatly denied allegations that it is spreading disinformation about the new coronavirus outbreak on social media. US officials said Russian-linked accounts were making unfounded claims that America started the outbreak. Thousands of profiles on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram were peddling the theory, the officials said. ... Full story

Lori Vallow faces extradition hearing after arrest in Hawaii

Mother of two missing children is arrested. Lori Vallow , the Idaho mother whose children haven't been seen since September , remained silent during her extradition hearing in Kauai, Hawaii, on Friday. The hearing comes after Vallow was arrested on Friday. Vallow faces several serious charges: Deserting her children and delaying legal attempts to locate them. According to an affidavit, financial records show she hasn't paid any money in child ... Full story

Chinese officials brief media on measures taken to ensure energy supply amid COVID-19 outbreak #coronavirus"

CGTN: "Live: Chinese officials brief media on measures taken to ensure energy supply amid COVID-19 outbreak #coronavirus" - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

Harry Dunn crash: Family urge government to block Julian Assange extradition

Image caption Harry Dunn's family have accused the US of "hypocrisy" in seeking Julian Assange's extradition, despite rejecting the extradition of Anne Sacoolas. The family of Harry Dunn has urged the government to refuse the extradition of Julian Assange until the US returns the suspect in his death back to the UK. Dunn family spokesman Radd Seiger accused the US of "hypocrisy" in seeking Assange's extradition, despite rejecting the return of ... Full story

Sanders' big Nevada win narrows rivals' path to Democratic nomination

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders’ convincing win in the Nevada caucuses signaled his campaign is gathering strength and reaching voters who had previously eluded him, putting him on a path – for now – toward the Democratic presidential nomination. U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders celebrates with his wife Jane after being declared the winner of the Nevada Caucus as he holds a campaign rally in San Antonio, ... Full story

Wall Street Journal reporters protest ‘sick man’ headline in Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal’s China staff is urging the newspaper to apologize for a headline that prompted the Chinese government to expel three of its journalists this week. The email from the Journal’s China bureau chief to the top officers of the paper’s parent companies, in effect, sides with the Chinese, who have demanded an apology and retaliated with the expulsions this week. The headline in question — “China Is the Real Sick Man of Asia” — ... Full story

UK PM Johnson's Brexit team seeks to evade Irish Sea checks on goods: Sunday Times

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay. (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit team has been ordered to come up with plans to "get around" the Northern Ireland protocol in the Brexit withdrawal agreement to evade checks on goods passing from Britain to Northern Ireland, the Sunday Times newspaper reported bit.ly/2HPETwS. Officials ... Full story

Did gun sanctuaries cost Virginia sheriffs' deputies a pay raise?

RICHMOND — After a Republican state senator lost his bid to give raises to sheriff's deputies a year sooner than proposed, Senate Majority Leader Richard L. Saslaw approached him on the floor to explain why. “Hey Stanley,” Saslaw (D-Fairfax) said to Sen. Bill Stanley of Franklin County on Thursday, according to an account Stanley later posted on Facebook . “You want to know why your sheriffs didn’t get a raise? — because they came to our ... Full story

Bernie Sanders Has Early Lead in Nevada Caucus Results: Live Updates

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Democratic Party said it expects to have more results from its presidential caucuses soon. “Caucuses are running smoothly, results are coming in, and we’ll have them up soon,” Nevada Democratic Party spokeswoman Molly Forgey said. “We’ve been prepared all along for a high influx of results as caucuses wrap up, and we’re working diligently to accommodate and continue processing the high volume of incoming results from ... Full story

U.S. Election 2020 | Reuters

NEVADA DEMOCRATS REPORT HIGH EARLY CAUCUS PARTICIPATION. LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Nearly 75,000 Nevadans participated early in the state's Democratic U.S. presidential nominating contest, the party said on Friday, a sign of a potentially large turnout in the first test for the candidates in the diverse western United States. Full story

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