(SERVICE WHEN ABLE THROUGH LATE FRIDAY INTO EARLY SATURDAY)
A panel of International Criminal Court judges says the court's jurisdiction extends to territories Israel took over following the 1967 Six-Day War. The decision clears the way for the court's chief prosecutor to launch a war crimes probe against Israel.
The war crimes investigation will involve Israeli military actions and settlement activity in those territories...YNET NEWS
Fox Business Network abruptly ending "Lou Dobbs Tonight" with the final shows airing this evening. Host Lou Dobbs known as a big supporter of former President Trump....OREGONLIVE
Figures from the British National Health Service show that 95.8 percent of those who "died in hospitals in England and have tested positive for COVID-19" had pre-existing conditions....THE BLOG MIRE TWITTER....Journalist Peter Hitchens explains and clarifies the statistics...PETER HITCHENS BLOG
The US military deploying to help with mass vaccination centers being set up by the Biden Administration...ABC NEWS
MINNESOTA GOVERNOR TIM WALZ ACTIVATING THE NATIONAL GUARD FOR THE UPCOMING TRIAL OF FORMER MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICE DEREK CHAUVIN. CHAUVIN IS ACCUSED IN LAST YEAR'S KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD. HIS TRIAL SET TO BEGIN MONDAY MARCH 8TH...MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE
In Oregon legislation introduced to ban the use of tear gas, pepper spray and "impact munitions" at protests...OREGONLIVE
US SECRETARY OF STATE ANTONY BLINKEN TALKING WITH HIS RUSSIAN COUNTERPART FOREIGN MINISTER SERGEI LAVROV ISSUES FROM COVID-19 TO SYRIA TO THE ALEXEI NAVALNY CASE ON THE AGENDA AMONG OTHER THINGS...TASS
Russia expelling German, Polish and Swedish diplomats for being present at recently held rallies supporting opposition figure Alexei Navalny. The three said to have "participated in unauthorized rallies"....TASS
Former President Donald Trump will not testify at the impeachment trial set to get underway next week in the US Senate. Democrats prosecuting Trump were pushing for the testimony.
President Joe Biden saying that former President Donald Trump has "no need" to receive intelligence briefings describing Trump as having "erratic behavior". Biden's comments coming in an interview with CBS News anchor Norah O'Donnell in a pre-recorded interview to air as part of the Super Bowl coverage Sunday...FULL CBS NEWS SEGMENT VIDEO
ITS BEING CALLED A "SERIOUS BREACH". AN INTRUDER AT JOINT BASE ANDREWS NEAR WASHINGTON DC YESTERDAY. THE INTRUDER ENTERED AN AIRCRAFT THAT'S PART OF THE FLEET FOR TOP GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS..
THE INTRUDER ISSUED A FEDERAL SUMMONS AND TURNED OVER TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES....WASHINGTON EXAMINER
THE GENERAL WHO RECENTLY LEFT HIS POST AS CANADA'S TOP MILITARY COMMANDER WAS INVESTIGATED FOR INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT DURING HIS CAREER.
ONE OF THE ALLEGATIONS WAS THAT GENERAL JONATHAN VANCE WAS IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH A SUBORDINATE US FEMALE OFFICER IN ITALY SOME YEARS AGO WHEN HE WAS SERVING THERE.
BOTH CANADIAN AND US MILITARY AUTHORITIES PROBED THE MATTER. HE WAS CLEARED BY CANADIAN AUTHORITIES. GENERAL VANCE HAS SAID THAT OFFICER WAS NOT IN HIS CHAIN OF COMMAND...CBC NEWS CANADA
Fox News airing a story that contradicts the comments of its on-air hosts about election fraud. The story airing in the programs of several prominent hosts. Fox threatened with legal action by Smartmatic, a voting technology company...ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS
Protests in Myanmar supporting the civilian government recently ousted by the military...BBC NEWS...The military government also shutting down access to Twitter and Instagram in the country....
The United States will take the Houthi rebels of Yemen off a list of foreign terrorist organizations. The Biden State Department notifying Congress of its plan to reverse Trump Administration policy on the Houthis citing the famine caused by the civil war in Yemen...CNN
"It is blatantly clear the United States is behind July 15"
Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu telling the Turkish newspaper "Hurriyet" that the US was involved in the July 15, 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...PRESS TV IRAN
JOE BIDEN'S NOMINEE FOR COMMERCE SECRETARY SAYS THE CHINESE TECH FIRM HUAWEI SHOULD REMAIN ON RESTRICTION LISTS IT WAS PUT ON BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION....TECH CRUNCH
Former Vice-President Mike Pence rolling out his future plans including involvement with two "Inside The Beltway" organizations. Pence also launching a podcast...THE HILL
Actor Christopher Plummer best known for his role in the "Sound of Music" movie in the 1960's dead at the age of 91...BBC NEWS
Johnson and Johnson is asking the Food and Drug Administration to approve its coronavirus vaccine for emergency used. The vaccine is one dose and can be stored in a regular refrigerator. The pharma giant says its vaccine offers strong protection against "moderate to severe cases" of COVID-19...CP 24
THE COVID-19 STATS TONIGHT VIA WORLDOMETERS SHOWING THAT DOWNWARD TREND CONTINUING. 126,125 NEW POSITIVE TESTS IN THE USA TODAY DOWN FROM 169,003 LAST FRIDAY.
WORLDWIDE 481,790 NEW POSITIVE COVID-19 TESTS TODAY DOWN FRON 588,162 LAST FRIDAY. AMONG THE NATIONS THE UK 19,114 DOWN FROM 29,079 LAST FRIDAY AND GERMANY 10,877 DOWN FROM 12,799 LAST FRIDAY.
THERE WERE 5,238 NEW POSITIVE TESTS IN ISRAEL TODAY AND 4,022 IN CANADA.
And that's the way it really is Friday February 5th, 2021 Day 327 of the Dictatorship of COVID-19, Day 327 of America and the World held hostage.