Canada agrees to $14 billion deal for F-35 stealth fighter jets

Canada agrees to $14 billion deal for F-35 stealth fighter jets

CNN — Canada is buying 88 F-35 stealth fighter jets in a $14.2 billion deal announced Monday by the Ottawa government. The first of the US-made aircraft is expected to enter the Royal Canadian Air Force in 2026, and the full fleet will be operational by 2033 or 2034, according to a Canadian government press … Read more

Lula asserts authority in Brazil as 1,500 Bolsonaro supporters are detained

Lula asserts authority in Brazil as 1,500 Bolsonaro supporters are detained

Instead, Bolsonaro’s most radical supporters used the camps as a base to plot actions against the new government, hoping that if they unleashed chaos, the military would step in and take power. At the end of December, there was a bomb threat near Brasilia airport. More than a hundred buses carrying Bolsonaro supporters arrived in … Read more

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin released from hospital 7 days after collapse

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin released from hospital 7 days after collapse

CNN — Damar Hamlin was released from the hospital Monday, a week after the Buffalo Bills safety’s heart gave out and he had to be resuscitated on the field during an NFL game, said Dr. William A. Knight during a video press conference Monday. Knight said he went to the airport with Hamlin, where he … Read more

Updated guidelines for childhood obesity treatment include medications, surgery for some young people

Updated guidelines for childhood obesity treatment include medications, surgery for some young people

CNN — Updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics for the treatment of obesity urge prompt use of behavioral therapy and lifestyle changes, and say surgery and medications should be used for some young people. The guidelines, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, are the first comprehensive update to the academy’s obesity treatment guidelines … Read more

Biden declares a state of emergency in California as more winter storms advance

Biden declares a state of emergency in California as more winter storms advance

US President Joe Biden speaks at a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on January 5, 2023 in Washington, DC. Drew Anger | Getty Images President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency in California on Monday after a barrage of deadly winter storms since last week led to widespread power … Read more

Taiwan: War game simulation suggests Chinese invasion of Taiwan would fail at huge cost to US, Chinese and Taiwanese militaries

Taiwan: War game simulation suggests Chinese invasion of Taiwan would fail at huge cost to US, Chinese and Taiwanese militaries

CNN — A Chinese invasion of Taiwan in 2026 would result in thousands of casualties among Chinese, American, Taiwanese and Japanese forces, and would be unlikely to result in a victory for Beijing, according to a prominent Washington-based independent think tank, which ran war game simulations of a possible conflict that is preoccupying military and … Read more

New Guidance: Use Drugs, Operate Early for Childhood Obesity

New Guidance: Use Drugs, Operate Early for Childhood Obesity

Children struggling with obesity should be evaluated and treated early and aggressively, including medications for children as young as 12 and surgery for children as young as 13, according to new guidelines released Monday. The longstanding practice of “watchful waiting,” or delaying treatment to see if children and teens outgrow or overcome obesity on their … Read more

Alibaba shares soar after Jack Ma relinquishes control of Ant Group

Alibaba shares soar after Jack Ma relinquishes control of Ant Group

Ali Baba rose Monday on news that co-founder Jack Ma is relinquishing control of Chinese financial technology firm Ant Group. American certificates of Ali Baba (ticker: BABA) were up about 5% in premarket trading on Monday.

UN meeting seeks help for Pakistan after devastating floods

UN meeting seeks help for Pakistan after devastating floods

GENEVA — A United Nations conference on Monday raised funds and other support to help Pakistan deal with the fallout from last summer’s devastating floods, which the UN chief called a “climate disaster of monumental proportions” that immediately afterward killed more than 1,700 people. cost people their lives. Millions still live near polluted and stagnant … Read more