UK employers hire more permanent staff

UK employers increased their number of new permanent staff members for the first time in a year. Yahoo FInance’s Edmund Heaphy joins On the Move to break down the details.

  • ‘I have never seen him eat a vegetable’: With steak off the menu, officials scramble to feed fussy eater Trump in India
    The Independent

    ‘I have never seen him eat a vegetable’: With steak off the menu, officials scramble to feed fussy eater Trump in India

    Donald Trump has embarked on his first presidential visit to India, the world's largest democracy – and home to the world's largest population of vegetarians. Since Mr Trump is a noted beef-eater, in particular a lover of steak and burgers, gastronomically speaking, the visit will prove one of his most challenging. Mr Trump was once challenged to go vegan for a month by the campaign group Million Dollar Vegan, which said it would donate $1m to a veterans' charity if the president swore off animal products just temporarily.

  • ‘It’s Unfair to Say Everything Was Bad’: Sanders Defends Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro
    National Review

    ‘It’s Unfair to Say Everything Was Bad’: Sanders Defends Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt. praised Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes aired on Sunday. We're very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it's unfair to simply say everything is bad.

  • A California man drove his Jeep off the roof of a six-level parking garage and crashed into a McDonald's, police say
    USA TODAY

    A California man drove his Jeep off the roof of a six-level parking garage and crashed into a McDonald's, police say

    Police in California are investigating after a man drove his Jeep off the roof of a six-level parking garage and into a McDonald's across the street. Police responded just after midnight Sunday and found a newer-model Jeep against a building, the Santa Monica Police Department said in a press release. The Santa Monica Fire Department reported it received information that the Jeep had been driven off the top of a parking garage.

  • 10 Amazing Facts About Polar Bears
    Popular Mechanics

    10 Amazing Facts About Polar Bears

    A few things you might not have known about the largest bear in the world. From Popular Mechanics

  • 10,000 mourn victims of racist shooting rampage in Germany
    Associated Press

    10,000 mourn victims of racist shooting rampage in Germany

    Around 10,000 protesters marched through the central German town of Hanau on Sunday to mourn the nine people who were killed by an immigrant-hating gunman four days ago. These days and hours are the blackest and darkest our town has ever experienced during peace times,” Hanau mayor Claus Kaminsky told the somber crowds, according to the German news agency dpa. But, he said, those who want to pull apart society won't succeed, “because we are more and we will prevent that.

  • Greyhound will stop allowing immigration checks on buses
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    Greyhound will stop allowing immigration checks on buses

    Greyhound, the U.S.'s largest bus company, said on Friday that it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a warrant to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks.

  • Elizabeth Warren's stellar debate in Las Vegas came too late to give her a big win in the Nevada caucuses
    Business Insider

    Elizabeth Warren's stellar debate in Las Vegas came too late to give her a big win in the Nevada caucuses

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren underperformed expectations in Saturday's Nevada caucuses despite her well-received debate performance days earlier in Las Vegas. Warren came in fourth place in the Nevada caucuses, winning just 11% of the vote and 10% of county delegates, with 96% of precincts reporting. Part of the problem was that by the time Warren took the debate stage, an estimated 75,000 people had already voted in the caucuses in four previous days of early voting.

  • Girl, 11, gave birth to baby allegedly fathered by brother
    NBC News

    Girl, 11, gave birth to baby allegedly fathered by brother

    An 11-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by her brother gave birth at home, and now he and their parents are facing criminal charges. The girl gave birth to a boy in a bathtub in St. Charles, Missouri, according to a probable cause statement. Her biological brother, who is 17, was charged last week with incest, statutory rape and statutory sodomy of a person younger than 12, while her parents were charged with child endangerment.

  • Virus 'peaked' in China but could trigger global pandemic: WHO
    AFP

    Virus 'peaked' in China but could trigger global pandemic: WHO

    The World Health Organization on Monday said the new coronavirus epidemic had "peaked" in China but warned that a surge in cases elsewhere was "deeply concerning" and all countries should prepare for a "potential pandemic". WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the peak in China occurred between January 23 and February 2 and the number of new cases there has been declining steadily since then. "This virus can be contained," he told reporters in Geneva, praising China for helping to prevent an even bigger spread of the disease through unprecedented lockdowns and quarantines in or near the outbreak's epicentre.

  • U.S. judge rejects Roger Stone's request she be kicked off his case
    Reuters

    U.S. judge rejects Roger Stone's request she be kicked off his case

    A U.S. federal judge on Sunday denied a request by Roger Stone's lawyers that she be removed from the case in which she last week sentenced the long-time adviser to President Donald Trump to three years and four months in prison. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson had been accused of bias by Stone's attorneys in a filing on Friday that called for her recusal. Stone, 67, was convicted on Nov. 15 of lying to Congress, obstruction of justice and witness tampering.

  • Chris Matthews Likens Bernie’s Strong Nevada Showing to France Falling to Nazi Germany in WWII
    The Daily Beast

    Chris Matthews Likens Bernie’s Strong Nevada Showing to France Falling to Nazi Germany in WWII

    Cable news personalities had a lot to say about Sen. Bernie Sanders' (D-VT) early lead in the Nevada caucuses Saturday, with MSNBC's Chris Matthews likening it to the shock of France falling to Germany during WWII. “It looks like Bernie Sanders is hard to beat... I think it's a little late to stop him, and that's the problem,” Matthews said during a panel segment.

  • Italy quarantines towns, cancels Venice's Carnival amid surprise coronavirus outbreak
    The Week

    Italy quarantines towns, cancels Venice's Carnival amid surprise coronavirus outbreak

    Italy jumped from three reported cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus last week to four deaths at least 190 people testing positive in the northern part of the country by Monday. In response, Italy quarantined a dozen towns and sent masked police officers to guard checkpoints, canceled soccer matches and closed schools, scrapped the final day of Milan Fashion Week, and called off Venice's Carnivale, its famed annual pre-Lenten masked bacchanalia. At the same time, Italian authorities pleaded for calm, noting that the virus has a lower mortality rate than the flu and that all four people who died were elderly.

  • WHO Head Warns of ‘Potential Pandemic’ after Initially Praising China’s Response to Coronavirus
    National Review

    WHO Head Warns of ‘Potential Pandemic’ after Initially Praising China’s Response to Coronavirus

    World Health Organization director Tedros Adhanom said Monday that the coronavirus “absolutely” has the potential to be a global pandemic, and stated that the recent spike in cases outside of China “is certainly very concerning. Adhanom, speaking at the WHO's daily press briefing on updates to the coronavirus, said that the organization was now assessing whether the virus, which originated in China, was reaching pandemic-levels as cases continued to be reported outside of China. As of Monday, there have been more than 2,000 cases reported outside of China, with surges in South Korea, Iran, and Italy raising concerns.

  • Haiti police exchange fire with troops near national palace
    Associated Press

    Haiti police exchange fire with troops near national palace

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian police officers exchanged gunfire for hours Sunday with soldiers of the newly reconstituted army outside the national palace, in a dangerous escalation of protests over police pay and working conditions. At least three police officers were wounded, fellow officers told The Associated Press. Haiti's raucous three-day Carnival celebration was to have started Sunday afternoon in Port-au-Prince and other major cities but the government announced Sunday night that Carnival was cancelled in the capital “to avoid a bloodbath.” Police protesters and their backers had burned dozens of Carnival floats and stands at recent protests, saying they did not believe the country should be celebrating during a crisis.

  • 'It's my guilty pleasure': Sen. Chuck Schumer confirms spending $8,600 on Junior's cheesecake
    USA TODAY

    'It's my guilty pleasure': Sen. Chuck Schumer confirms spending $8,600 on Junior's cheesecake

    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer admitted Sunday that he has dropped almost $9,000 on his favorite cheesecake over the years. Holding a platter of the rich dessert aloft at a news conference, Schumer responded to a New York Post report that said Federal Election Commission filings reveal he spent $8,600 on cheesecake from Junior's, a restaurant that boasts it has the best cheesecake in New York, over the course of a decade. "Guilty as charged," the New York Democrat confessed.

  • Iran is closing schools, scrambling for hospital places, and spraying disinfectant in the subway as coronavirus deaths and cases spike
    Business Insider

    Iran is closing schools, scrambling for hospital places, and spraying disinfectant in the subway as coronavirus deaths and cases spike

    reported. These figures have been questioned, however, with one lawmaker from the city of Qom telling the semi-official ILNA news agency that at least 50 people had died in that city alone, The Guardian, AFP and AP reported. ILNA's editor also told AFP: "The rest of the media have not published this figure, but we prefer not to censor what concerns the coronavirus because people's lives are in danger."

  • NASA space telescope spots a double star system with an alter ego
    NBC News

    NASA space telescope spots a double star system with an alter ego

    A volatile double star system appears to change its behavior rapidly and unpredictably like a cosmic story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The pair consists of a neutron star — an extremely dense remnant of a supernova explosion — and a smaller, sunlike star. Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the National Science Foundation's Karl F. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), astronomers found that this binary star system switches between two alter egos every few years.

  • Hawaii holds woman over missing children amid suspicious deaths
    AFP

    Hawaii holds woman over missing children amid suspicious deaths

    A 46-year-old American woman with reported links to a doomsday cult and to at least three people whose deaths are being investigated has been arrested in Hawaii over the disappearance of her two children. Lori Vallow was arrested Thursday on the island of Kauai and charged with felony desertion of the children, 7-year-old Joshua Vallow, who is autistic, and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan, police said in a statement. According to US media reports, the children, who have different fathers, were last seen on September 23, 2019.

  • Associated Press

    Syrian capital rocked by explosions as Israel hits targets

    Israel struck multiple targets near the Syrian capital late Sunday, killing two members of a Palestinian militant faction and triggering anti-aircraft fire from the country's air defenses that shook Damascus. It was the latest attack by Israel on the war-ravaged country. A Syrian military statement reported an Israeli attack near Damascus International Airport and said its air defenses confronted Israeli rockets coming from the direction of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

  • Warren Buffett says he agrees with Bernie Sanders that capitalism is leaving people behind — but doesn't think it should be completely tossed out
    Business Insider

    Warren Buffett says he agrees with Bernie Sanders that capitalism is leaving people behind — but doesn't think it should be completely tossed out

    Warren Buffett agrees with Bernie Sanders that capitalism has left behind working Americans and needs further regulation to curb its excesses. "We ought to do better by the people that get left behind by our capitalist system," the billionaire investor said in a CNBC interview. A self-described "card-carrying capitalist," Buffett has long objected to socialism, which has become a focal point for political attacks by Republicans and some moderate Democrats alike in the 2020 election.

  • World is on the brink of a coronavirus pandemic, warn virologists, as four more cases emerge in Britain
    The Telegraph

    World is on the brink of a coronavirus pandemic, warn virologists, as four more cases emerge in Britain

    Four new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the UK on Sunday, as experts warned of an impending pandemic with parts of Italy in lockdown after a massive rise in the number of new infections there. The new British patients had all been passengers on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship and were in quarantine in The Wirral when they fell ill, having returned from Japan on Saturday. Of the four people who tested positive for coronavirus, two patients are in the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, one is in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and a fourth was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, NHS England said.

  • Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejects Roger Stone's bid to disqualify her from the case
    USA TODAY

    Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejects Roger Stone's bid to disqualify her from the case

    WASHINGTON – U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson denied Roger Stone's motion to disqualify her, saying the move was merely an attempt to generate public interest in the case. If parties could move to disqualify every judge who furrows his brow at one side or the other before ruling, the entire court system would come to a standstill,” Jackson said. At bottom, given the absence of any factual or legal support for the motion for disqualification, the pleading appears to be nothing more than an attempt to use the Court's docket to disseminate a statement for public consumption that has the words 'judge' and 'biased' in it.

  • As Conflict in Idlib Escalates, Turkey's Balancing Act Is Tested
    The National Interest

    As Conflict in Idlib Escalates, Turkey's Balancing Act Is Tested

    The recent turn of events in Idlib, an opposition stronghold in north-western Syria undergoing bombardment by the Syrian military, has put Turkey in a difficult position. Since the end of January, Syrian regime forces have killed 13 Turkish soldiers who were monitoring a tense ceasefire in Idlib. It now looks like the Syrian army is gradually winning the battle for Idlib.

  • Trump administration backs off sending coronavirus patients to Alabama -governor
    Reuters

    Trump administration backs off sending coronavirus patients to Alabama -governor

    The Trump administration has backed off plans to quarantine patients from the Diamond Princess cruise ship stricken with coronavirus at a federal facility in Alabama, the state's governor and a U.S. senator said on Sunday. The news came as worry grew over the spread outside China of the sometimes fatal virus, with a spike in the number of cases found in South Korea, Iran and Italy. Experts were baffled over outbreaks with no clear link to China.

  • Pope appears to disapprove of Trump's Mideast peace plan
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    Pope appears to disapprove of Trump's Mideast peace plan

    Pope Francis on Sunday warned against "inequitable solutions" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying they would only spark new crises, in an apparent reference to President Trump's Middle East peace proposal.