DNC overhauls debate requirements, opening door for Bloomberg

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. | Sue Ogrocki, File/AP Photo By ZACH MONTELLARO 01/31/2020 02:18 PM EST Updated: 01/31/2020 02:31 PM EST The Democratic National Committee is drastically revising its criteria to participate in primary debates after New Hampshire, doubling the polling threshold and eliminating the individual donor requirement, which could pave the way for…

#Eurostat – Unemployment in the EU at lowest rate since year 2000

According to figures published on 30 January by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, the unemployment rate in the 28 EU member states was 6.2% in December 2019, continuing the steady decline in the previous months. It marks the lowest rate since the start of the EU monthly unemployment series in January 2000….

Grizzlies’ Ja Morant rips ‘cold’ Madison Square Garden showers

You can add faulty Madison Square Garden showers to the list of disastrous things that occurred during the Knicks’ ugly 127-106 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. After the game, Grizzlies’ star guard Ja Morant complained about having to take a cold shower with no water pressure. “This is beyond me,” Morant told…

Defence wraps up in Trump impeachment trial – Channel 4 News

The impeachment trial of President Trump has reached a new phase today, with Senators getting their chance to start asking questions. But the main question being asked by those watching in is whether they’ll vote to allow new witnesses to give evidence? Our Washington Correspondent Siobhan Kennedy has been watching the drama inside and outside…

Refusal to stop feeding feral cats could land Arizona man in jail

Paul Rodriguez, 64, has continued to violate a city ordinance banning the act. January 29, 2020, 5:45 PM 6 min read An Arizona man could face possible jail time for a charge relating to his refusal to stop feeding feral cats, authorities said. Gilbert resident Paul Rodriguez, 64, has had several encounters with local police…

Northern and western regions being left behind in ‘two-speed economy’ – report

A new study has warned that Ireland’s northern and western regions are facing being left behind in a “two-speed economy”. A report by the Northern and Western Regional Assembly found investment in the two regions across a range of sectors including, health, education, infrastructure and transport, was lagging behind other parts of the country. It…

With joy and sadness, UK MEPs pack up in Brussels

Nigel Farage wears socks with the Union flag as he speaks at the European Parliament in Brussels (Francisco Seco/AP) With joy and sadness, UK MEPs pack up in Brussels Independent.ie The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union — cardboard boxes and Union Jack socks and all. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/with-joy-and-sadness-uk-meps-pack-up-in-brussels-38904697.html https://www.independent.ie/world-news/8d987/38904694.ece/AUTOCROP/h342/ipanews_776ce269-6d49-453b-8321-0aa300757c26_1 Email The United Kingdom is leaving…