Russia sends troops to Belarus for war games

Russian officials on Tuesday said Moscow is sending its troops to Belarus for joint military exercises, a move that will place more Kremlin troops and equipment near Ukraine as Western countries fear invasion. Russia and Belarus will participate in drill-down exercises to “thwart and repel foreign aggression,” Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said, as … Read more

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Giuliani, 3 other Trump allies, accuses them of pushing election lies

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday issued subpoenas to Rudy Giuliani and three other allies of former President Donald Trump involved in efforts to quash the 2020 election results. The committee said Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell and Boris Epshteyn “publicly promoted unsubstantiated claims regarding the 2020 … Read more

COVID-infected hamsters in pet shop trigger animal cull in Hong Kong

enlarge / Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department workers inspect the Little Boss pet store in Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Hong Kong authorities are planning to cull about 2,000 small animals after a pet store employee and several imported hamsters tested positive for COVID-19, according … Read more

Analysts warn that Bitcoin could dip to $38K ‘before an eventual breakout’

The cryptocurrency market faced another day of weakness on January 18 as the price of Bitcoin (BTC) fell and additional pressure was also placed on the altcoin market. Currently, the cryptocurrency fear and greed index has recorded “extreme fear” among investors and some traders are warning that the bitcoin price may soon drop below its … Read more

Microsoft fixes Patch Tuesday bugs that broke Windows VPN, ReFS, and DC

Microsoft released an out-of-band (OOB) update yesterday to fix some Windows issues caused by last week’s monthly patch cycle on Patch Tuesday. The January 2022 updates shipped last week included security patches and a fix for Japanese text appearance issues in Windows 11 (KB5009566) and Windows 10 (KB5009543), along with a secret load of issues, … Read more

Dodgers promote former MLB reliever Brandon Gomes to general manager as L.A. reshapes front office

The Los Angeles Dodgers have promoted former major league reliever Brandon Gomes to general manager, the team announced Tuesday. Gomes had been an assistant general manager since 2019. The Dodgers had been operating without a general manager since Farhan Zaidi left to join the rival San Francisco Giants in November 2018. “He’s had such an … Read more