The Daily Populous

Thursday February 6th, 2020 morning edition

image for Kirk Douglas, ‘Spartacus’ Star and Legend of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 103

“It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” his son Michael Douglas said in a statement posted on Instagram.

“Let me end with the words I told him on his last birthday and which will always remain true.

Dad- I love you so much and I am so proud to be your son.”.

Also Read: Kirk Douglas Celebrates 100th Birthday Early at MPTF's 95th.

By 1941, he had legally changed his name to Kirk Douglas and enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II.

“I worked on a speech but I don’t want to say it because I could never follow you.”.

He is survived by his three sons Michael, Joel and Peter and his wife of 64 years, producer Anne Buydens. »

Trump impeachment: Mitt Romney will break from Republicans and vote to convict president

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Senator Mitt Romney says he will vote to convict Donald Trump on one of the impeachment charges he faces, marking a break in the Republican Party ranks just hours before the vote is to be held.

"Mitt should be expelled from the @SenateGOP conference," wrote Donald Trump Jr, the president's adult son, on Twitter after the floor speech.

That would mean Democrats would need to convince around 20 Republicans to break rank and vote with them to impeach. »

Trump acquitted by Senate on articles of impeachment for abuse of power and obstruction of justice

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President Donald Trump has been acquitted on both articles of impeachment on Wednesday by the United States Senate, the first article by a mostly party-line vote of 52-48 voting for acquittal.

Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah was the lone Republican joining all 47 Democrats in voting in favor of removing Trump from office on the first article of impeachment.

The Senate voted to reject the baseless articles of impeachment, and only the President’s political opponents – all Democrats, and one failed Republican presidential candidate – voted for the manufactured impeachment articles," the statement read. »

Finland to offer new fathers as much paid leave as mothers

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HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland’s woman-led centre-left government plans to give new fathers the same amount of paid time off work as new mothers, nearly doubling paternity leave, it announced on Wednesday.

Finland's Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen holds a news conference on the family leave reform in Helsinki, Finland February 5, 2020.

Paid paternity leave will be extended to nearly seven months, in line with maternity leave. »

Kidnapped German doctor’s trial in French girl’s killing begins

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The two men came face to face Tuesday, sitting on opposite sides of the Grande Salle in Paris’ historic Palais de Justice.

A French court in 1995 convicted Krombach of manslaughter in absentia and sentenced him to 15 years in prison.

“The French judicial system now has him under their wing,” De Caunes said, “and it has to judge him.”. »