17 killed, 59 injured by explosion in western Ghana: Govt
At least 17 people were killed and 59 injured Thursday in a devastating explosion in a western Ghana town after a truck carrying explosives collided with a motorcycle, the government said. The blast left a huge crater and reduced dozens of buildings to dust-covered piles of wood and metal in Apiate, near the city of Bogoso some 300 kilometres (180 miles) west of the mineral-rich West African country's capital Accra.
Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt and military: Report
At some of the world's most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China's military and the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party. The World Economic Forum in Davos. Europe's largest ports. Airports from Amsterdam to Athens. NATO's borders with Russia. All depend on equipment manufactured by Nuctech, which has quickly become the world's leading company, by revenue, for cargo and vehicle scanners.
US panel probing Capitol attack seeks interview with Ivanka Trump
The United States House of Representatives' panel investigating the deadly January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol on Thursday requested an interview with former president Donald Trump's daughter and White House aide Ivanka Trump.
Biden seems resigned to Russian invasion of Ukraine
In remarks that startled diplomatic and geo-political circles, US President Joe Biden on Wednesday seemed to acknowledge the inevitability of Russia invading Ukraine, while suggesting that Moscow could get away with a minor incursion if NATO allies are divided.