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Ken Hanly

Digital Journalist based in Brandon, MB, Canada. Joined on Jun 28, 2009
Expertise in General business news & info, Education, Politics

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Disney to launch Disney+ streaming service on November 12th

According to CNET the new streaming service will be launched this November 12th. It will support four simultaneous streams and 4k for just $6.99 a month. Subscribers can also create and manage up to seven profiles on a single account.

Op-Ed: US confirms Israeli airstrikes caused mysterious Iraq explosions

US officials have finally confirmed that a series of mysterious explosions in Iraq were actually caused by Israeli airstrikes although some had already suspected this to be the case

Bitcoin remains above $10,000 and reaches over $10,400

Bitcoin (BTC) has managed to remain above the $10,000 level all day and has reached a high of over $10,400 but the bounce has been on low volumes and so may not last.

Op-Ed: Israel said to be planning attacks on Houthis in Yemen

As reported in the Jerusalem Post, the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida quotes sources familiar with the matter as saying that Israel is planning to start attacking targets in the Shi-ite Houthi-controlled area of northern Yemen.

New study shows rising pollution causing people to die earlier

A new study finds that rising levels of pollution worldwide increase the chances that people will die early. Even in Australia which has had low levels of pollution historically an increase in sooty air has led to a sharp jump in the early death rate.

Op-Ed: Trump has no consistent policy position on Afghanistan

Donald Trump has often said that the US should withdraw from Afghanistan. Although he appears to want to end the war he remains non-committal on the peace plan negotiated with the Taliban saying only that he would see what happens.

Op-Ed: Yemen summit to create a new government postponed indefinitely

A summit that was intended to form a new Yemeni government and was slated to take place in Saudi Arabia has not started and was postponed indefinitely.

Op-Ed: Airstrikes hit lead vehicle of Turkish convoy in Idlib Syria

Turkish officials are angry at reports that one of their military convoys had been attacked in northern Syria while advancing on a town to make a delivery. The town was held by an al-Qaeda affiliated group. The attack was by a military airstrike.

Op-Ed: Trump is said to have considered a naval blockade on Venezuela

US officials report that President Trump has raised the idea of imposing a full naval blockade on Venezuela several times during the last year and a half as a way of forcing regime change on the government of Nicolas Maduro.

Op-Ed: Iranian tanker leaves Gibraltar in spite of US seizure warrant

Gibraltar - The Iranian oil tanker formerly the Grace 1 was seized back on July 4 off Gibraltar by UK marines allegedly on the request of the United State. Gibraltar announced it was free to leave as of Thursday but it left only on Sunday.

Huawei to have its own mapping service Map Kit

The state-run news outlet China Daily claims Huawei is developing a mapping service. The service is apparently designed for software developers. Apps that offer navigation or ride-hailing services could use Huawei technology instead of making their own.

Op-Ed: Yemen's Southern Separatists aim to occupy all of South Yemen

Aden - The Southern Transitional Council (STC), a large separatist movement that wants an independent Southern Yemen has rejected demands to give up Aden that it has seized from the Saudi-supported internationally recognized government

Iraq demands an end to all unauthorized US flights in the country

The US-led coalition in Iraq has issued a statement indicating that they intend to comply with demands from the PM Adel AbdulMahdi respecting the use of Iraqi airspace for US warplanes.

Trump interested in buying Greenland

Washington D.c. - US President Donald Trump has expressed an interest in purchasing Greenland a self-ruling territory of Denmark. However, the territory insists it is not up for sale.

Op-Ed: Trump to meet with top officials on Afghan peace plan

Washington - US President Donald Trump will meet today with a number of top national security officials that will include Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and John Bolton. The focus is expected to be on the Afghanistan peace deal.

Bitcoin dips below $10,000 and then recovers to more than $10,400

Although bitcoin (BTC) dropped below $10,000 earlier today, it has since moved back up over that level by several hundred dollars and appears to be in recovery mode.

Op-Ed: Panama Canal Authority will not block Venezuelan vessels

The Panama Canal will still allow vessels from Venezuela to pass through the canal provided they have the necessary paperwork, the chief of the waterway said yesterday. So far, new US sanctions appear not to stop Venezuelan vessels from using the Canal.

Audi's all electric e-tron SUV named a top safety pick by IIHS

The e-tron SUV, Audi's first all-electric car, has been named as a top safety pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Op-Ed: Reports of US scaling back operations in Afghanistan untrue

There have been hopes for a new peace deal soon in Afghanistan, and also reports that the US military was scaling back further operations including support and advisory missions.

Russia and China claim US promotes protests in their countries

While the State Department urges US citizens to avoid unauthorized protests in both China and Russia, both countries have claimed the US promotes protests.
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