Amsterdam protests: Huge clashes as police turn water cannons on crowds throwing fireworks

HUGE protests have erupted in Amsterdam forcing police to turn water canons on angry crowds of people throwing fireworks.PUBLISHED: 15:09, Sun, Jan 17, 2021 | UPDATED: 15:52, Sun, Jan 17, 2021 Amsterdam protests: Police try to disperse crowd in MuseumpleinSeveral hundred angry protesters gathered to Museumplein n the Dutch capital to protest against the outgoing…

US troop levels cut to 2,500 each in Afghanistan and Iraq

The US military has cut troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2,500 each, their lowest levels in the nearly two decades since the wars began, the Pentagon announced yesterday. Outgoing President Donald Trump, seeking to fulfill a campaign promise to end the two wars launched after the 9/11 attacks, had ordered force levels slashed…

North Korea shows off new submarine-launched missile

This picture taken on Thursday and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) yesterday shows what appears to be submarine-launched ballistic missiles during a military parade celebrating the 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. Political analysts say the unveiling of the missiles was a calculated show of…

US capital locks down

Far-right extremists recruiting in military: Pentagon   Prosecutors say Capitol rioters sought to 'capture and assassinate' lawmakers The center of Washington was in lockdown Thursday as more than 20,000 armed National Guard troops were mobilized following the deadly assault on the Capitol and the threat of more violence at the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden.  Police…

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to return to Russia after recovery in Germany

Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny plans to fly home to Russia on Sunday after recovering in Germany from his poisoning in August with a nerve agent.Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, seen here on Feb. 29, 2020, says he has almost fully recovered his health after he became sick on a flight in August due to…

Airlines face stiff public relations headwind as they prepare Boeing 737 Max for return to passenger service

Canadian carriers are rolling out new safety campaigns and policies to ease public skepticism about the 737 Max as they ready for the jet's first Canadian flights after being grounded for nearly two years.A year ago, restoring confidence in a jet after two fatal crashes would have been a big challenge by itself. Now, airlines…