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Man sentenced in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman relative

Friday, January 18, 2019

A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter in New York City.Prosecutors say 33-year-old Lamar Davenport stabbed his girlfriend E’Dena Hines multiple times while under the influence of alcohol and drugs in August 2015. Davenport issued an apology during his sentencing hearing Thursday, and said, “I don’t remember what happened.” Davenport was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in May.Hines was…

North Korean, Iranian Missiles Remain a Significant Concern for US – Pentagon

Friday, January 18, 2019

The missile capabilities of US adversaries such as North Korea and Iran continue to play a significant role in America’s defense strategy, acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday during the rollout of the 2019 Missile Defense Review. “While we are forging a new path to peace on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea’s missiles remain a significant concern, so do Iran’s,” Shanahan said during his address at the…

Norway Beefs Up Arctic Defences at Russia’s Doorstep

Friday, January 18, 2019

Having partially dismantled its northern defences in the 1990s following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Norway now seeks to re-establish its presence in the strategic area amid rising tensions between NATO and Russia. The Norwegian Defence Ministry plans to invest nearly NOK 2.5 billion ($290 million) rebuilding and expanding its Cold War-era military facilities in the far north. “Our assignment is to establish a presence”, Colonel Jørn Erik Berntsen,…

EU Chemicals Agency proposes ban on deliberately added microplastics to combat pollution

Friday, January 18, 2019

The EU Chemicals Agency ECHA on Friday proposed a ban on deliberately adding microplastics to products such as cosmetics, detergents and agricultural fertilisers in the EU by 2020 to combat pollution. The tiny bits of plastic pollution end up in waterways and oceans, giving rise to increasing concern among scientists about their effect on marine ecosystems. The European Commission, which estimates that between 70,000 and 200,000 tonnes of microplastics enter…

Trump cancels U.S. delegation to Davos forum – press secretary

Friday, January 18, 2019

President Donald Trump has cancelled his delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week due to the partial U.S. government shutdown, according to a statement released by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday. Trump, who attended last year’s Davos event, had planned to go again this year but pulled out last week as he grapples with Democrats in Congress over funding for a wall on the…

Progress of the joint EU Cyber Rapid Response Teams development to be discussed in Amsterdam

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Amsterdam, January 17-18 – Progress and future developments of Lithuanian-led EU Cyber Rapid Response Teams (CRRT) and Mutual Assistance in Cyber Security project to be discussed at the annual conference in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). “We have achieved significant progress on the path of developing the EU cyber response force along with other participating countries and strategic partners of the project over the past year. Actions taken prove that we can…

Scientists suggest sustainable diet to save the planet and prevent premature deaths

Thursday, January 17, 2019

An international group of 37 scientists has developed a diet that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage to the planet. BBC reports that a group of 37 experts from farming to climate change to nutrition were brought together as part of the EAT-Lancet commission under the auspices of the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition. The world population is expected to…

Gina Stewart – the World’s Hottest Grandma (18+)

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The World’s Hottest Grandma has never been afraid of pushing the envelope, but her latest venture could shock even her most ardent fans. This week, Gina Stewart unveiled an X-rated version of her sold-out Almost Naked 2019 calendar, featuring uncensored topless photos of the 48-year-old. The cover of the calendar shows the mother-of-four posing on a fluffy white rug in nothing but a red G-string with the words ‘Almost Naked’…

Trump’s new missile defence strategy eyes space-based sensors

Thursday, January 17, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump is due to unveil a revamped U.S. missile defence strategy on Thursday that looks at ways to boost America’s security, including by possibly deploying a new layer of space-based sensors to detect and track enemy missiles. The Missile Defence Review will also recommends studying experimental technologies, including prospects for space-based weaponry that might be able to shoot down enemy missiles — a throwback to Ronald Reagan’s…

Latvia and France to discuss the implementation of a bilateral action plan

Thursday, January 17, 2019

On January 16, the Under Secretary for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Solveiga Silkalna, will meet with the Deputy Director for the European Union (EU), Jean-Claude Tribolet, and the Deputy Director for Continental Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, Nicolas de Lacoste, for a discussion on bilateral relations between Latvia and France, and EU-related topics, LETA learned from the ministry. The parties will discuss…