New Year’s Eve 2020 celebrations and fireworks around the world 

Under Japan’s old-style calendar, linked to emperors’ rules, Reiwa started in May, after Emperor Akihito stepped down and his son Naruhito became emperor. Although Reiwa is entering its second year with 2020, Jan 1 still marks Reiwa’s first New Year’s, the most important holiday in Japan. The first year of the new decade will see Tokyo host the 2020 Olympics, an event that is creating…

New Year's Eve 2019: celebrations around the world – live news

Follow all the celebrations as the clock strikes midnight and countries see out 2019 and welcome in the twenties 1.58pm GMT London is also gearing up for its NYE celebrations. Police have warned people not to attend the celebrations on the river Thames without a ticket, urging them to watch from home or attend other…

Buttigieg: I Wouldn’t Want My Son on Burisma’s Board

While speaking to the Associated Press on Monday, 2020 presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) stated that he wouldn’t have wanted his son to serve on the board of a Ukrainian energy company the way fellow 2020 Democrat former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter did, but that there hasn’t been any “wrongdoing”…

Gunman kills 2, ‘heroic’ parishioners kill him

A volunteer member of a security team who is running for county commissioner is being hailed for saving lives by quickly ending a shooting Sunday at a North Texas church. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton described parishioner Jack Wilson as a reserve deputy with extensive training who has taught shooting at his own range. Wilson was…

Sudan Sentences 27 Intelligence Officers to Death for Teacher’s Killing

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Sudanese court on Monday sentenced to death 27 members of the national intelligence service over the killing of a teacher, the latest in a series of convictions and investigations this month targeting the government of the deposed president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir. The court sentenced the men in the killing of Ahmed…

The big barrier to Trump’s 5G America

President Donald Trump envisions a not-too-distant future in which super-fast 5G networks span the country, powering everything from smart cities to remote surgeries — and getting there before China does. There’s just one thing: He doesn’t have the workforce to build it. And he’s not even close. For starters, the U.S. needs to train another…

Tim Hortons’ president Alex Macedo to leave in March

Restaurant Brands International Inc. said on Friday Alex Macedo, president of coffee and breakfast chain Tim Hortons, will be stepping down after two years in the role. Macedo will be eligible for severance benefits and will be leaving the company in March next year, the Canadian restaurant operator said in a regulatory filing. Restaurant Brands…