The Daily Populous

Sunday January 12nd, 2020 morning edition

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During President Donald Trump’s interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Friday, the president spoke about his positive relationship with Saudi Arabia, including how the country is paying to use American troops.

Conservative Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.), who until recently was a Republican, responded to Trump’s remarks in a tweet, saying, “He sells troops.”.

“Saudi Arabia is paying us for [our troops].

We have a very good relationship with Saudi Arabia,” Trump said.

“There are people who support the president, who believe things he says, but it’s pretty clear he’s not bringing home the troops.

He added, “He’s moving troops back into Iraq, he’s moving other troops into Saudi Arabia and using our forces almost as mercenaries, paid mercenaries who are going to come in, as long as Saudi Arabia pays us some money, it’s good to go. »

Protests Erupt in Iran after Military Admits Downing Ukrainian Passenger Jet: "Death to the Dictator"

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Protesters in Iran are demanding that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei steps down, after the country's military admitted to accidentally downing a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing all 176 people on board.

Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 crashed shortly after leaving Imam Khomeini International Airport in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Wednesday.

But on Thursday, U.S. officials told Newsweek they suspected that Iran's anti-aircraft systems had struck the Ukrainian flight, accidentally killing the passengers and crew on board. »

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Set to Host the 2021 Golden Globes

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to host the Golden Globes in 2021, Poehler announced onstage at NBCUniversal’s Televison Critics Assn.

“There’s no denying that Tina and Amy’s comedic chemistry is infectious,” said Lorenzo Soria, president of the HFPA.

: “Tina and Amy have provided Golden Globes viewers with some of the most memorable moments the show has ever seen,” said Amy Thurlow, President of dick clark productions. »

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool not distracted by potential European record

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Liverpool travel to the capital to face Jose Mourinho's Tottenham on Saturday evening, live and exclusive on Sky Sports.

"I didn't think a second about it and will not start thinking about it now," Klopp said.

Liverpool are 37 Premier League games without defeat - one short of a season's worth - but have plenty of history with Mourinho. »

Teenager having seizure saved by online gamer

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The parents of a teenager who suffered a seizure while chatting online have thanked his friend who called emergency services from 5,000 miles away.

Aidan Jackson, 17, was talking to an American gamer from his bedroom in Widnes on 2 January when he had a fit.

The first Aidan's parents knew of the emergency was when police and an ambulance appeared at their front door, the Liverpool Echo reported. »