On 16 January, the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC) reported about a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that struck China's autonomous Xinjiang province, although there were no reports of casualties or damage.
Holland, a South Korean musician, has opened up on his music aspirations and even mentioned one particular stage he would eagerly perform on.
On 19 January, Eastern Orthodox believers worldwide celebrate Epiphany, marking the baptism of Jesus Christ, which is usually accompanied by bathing in icy cold water. In Russia, however, the holiday often takes place under extreme weather conditions.
The post of director for European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council (NSC) has been marked by an increased turbulence, with three people leaving the post in less than a year, including Tim Morrison, who was central to the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump.
Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein has found himself under pressure from both Benjamin Netanyahu and from his political rivals, who have been struggling to see a separate Knesset Committee weigh the premier’s immunity request over his corruption charges. Israel is in the meantime eyeing an unprecedented third general election in a year, on 2 March.
Earlier in January, the Polish parliament adopted a resolution declaring that the Soviet Union carries equal responsibility with Nazi Germany for the beginning of World War II.
BEIRUT (Sputnik) - The Jordanian parliament voted on Sunday against the gas import from Israel, the head of the Legal Committee said.
Her statement comes as the famous Hollywood producer, who worked on more than 300 films and won an Oscar in 1999, prepares to appear in court on 22 January. Weinstein faces five charges, including rape and sexual assault. He denies all the accusations and said encounters were consensual. If convicted he could face life in prison.