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Impossible Foods CEO calls reports of company backing out of McDonald's deal 'complete bulls...

  • misinterpret: An Impossible Foods spokesperson then seemed to walk back Brown's comments in a statement to Bloomberg Tuesday, saying his words were misinterpreted.
  • stupid: In an interview with Reuters on Tuesday, Brown said it would be " stupid" for Impossible Foods to be pursuing a customer as large as McDonald's, citing a need to further scale up its production first.
  • misinterpret: However, a company spokesperson told Bloomberg later that day that the company had not stopped talks with the fast-food giant and that Brown's comments had been misinterpreted.

Iran attack: Oil prices recede after rise on Iraq missile attacks

  • recede: Iran attack: Oil prices recede after rise on Iraq missile attacks- BBC News.
  • recede: Iran attack: Oil prices recede after rise on Iraq missile attacks.
  • recede: Oil prices have receded, after rising following an Iranian attack on two bases hosting US troops in Iraq..
  • strait: Around a fifth of global oil supply passes through the strait which connects the Gulf with the Arabian Sea.

Trump Impeachment Trial Doesn’t Need More Evidence

  • travesty: Is this, have some Democrats have argued, a travesty of justice?
  • misdemeanor: There is already more than enough evidence to convict Trump of the high crimes and misdemeanors with which he is charged.
  • calculus: To be sure, that was the result of a strategic calculus.

No US casualties in Iran missile strike, preliminary reports say

  • revere: Iran declared Tuesday that it had started its retaliatory strikes for the U.S. strike that killed revered Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani.
  • barrage: Former CENTCOM commander retired Army Gen. Joseph Votel told Military Times that even with the current missile barrage launched by Iran, he does not foresee a major ground war.
  • foresee: Former CENTCOM commander retired Army Gen. Joseph Votel told Military Times that even with the current missile barrage launched by Iran, he does not foresee a major ground war.

Ayia Napa Briton sentenced over false rape claim

  • recant: The 19-year-old was put on trial and convicted in December after recanting a claim that she had been raped by a group of 12 young men in a hotel room in July.
  • solicitor: In enshrined, for instance, tape recorded interviews, the right to a solicitor, and the supervision and oversight of suspects by custody sergeants independent of the investigation.
  • retract: Twelve men were arrested but later freed and returned home after she retracted her claims.

Soleimani: Why huge crowds turned out for Iran commander's funeral

  • homage: So why have so many people come out to pay homage to Soleimani?
  • overrun: He was also a commander of the Revolutionary Guards for much of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, when Iranians- in spite of Western support for Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein- managed to stop Iraqi forces from overrunning their country.
  • avenge: He tweeted that the US had selected 52 targets in Iran for a possible attack if Iran acted to avenge Soleimani's death.

Esmail Qaani: The new man leading Iran's elite Quds Force

  • emulate: Gen Qaani's challenge is to emulate his predecessor, a man hailed as a hero by many in Iran and someone widely seen as the most powerful person in the country behind the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
  • emulate: It is difficult to expect Qaani, the bureaucrat, to emulate his predecessor's charismatic leadership," writes Ali Alfoneh, a senior fellow at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington.
  • discernible: He said the IRGC " relies much less on individuals than many analysts believe ", adding: " Soleimani's death will have an impact, but there will be no discernible change to Iran's regional network or operations.

Taiwan's military chief killed in chopper crash

  • smash: The chief of the general staff, Shen Yi-ming, was among eight senior officers-- including three major-generals-- who died when their Black Hawk helicopter smashed into mountains near Taipei.
  • condolence: Han and the KMT also expressed condolences to the victims and announced that they will stop campaigning for two days.
  • morale: I 've asked the defence minister to maintain stable military morale at this time to ensure steady military and defence operations for the safety and stability of our country.
  • humour: With his keen insight and good humour, he was a valued leader, colleague and friend.
  • radar: The UH-60M helicopter carrying 13 people disappeared from radar less than 15 minutes after taking off, said Air Force Commander Hsiung Hou-chi, adding that the ministry had set up a taskforce to investigate the incident.

DNA Sleuths Reveal Body Found in Cave 40 Years Ago Is Outlaw Killed in 1916

  • grisly: In 1979, a family hunting for arrowheads in an Idaho cave made a grisly discovery: the headless, burlap-shrouded torso of a man in a shallow grave.
  • shallow: In 1979, a family hunting for arrowheads in an Idaho cave made a grisly discovery: the headless, burlap-shrouded torso of a man in a shallow grave.
  • genealogist: It took more than a dozen volunteer genealogists 2,000 hours to examine the relationships of more than 30,000 relatives and figure out where the man in the cave fit in.
  • alias: Born to Mormon settlers, he was a bootlegger with a string of aliases and a knack for escaping from jail.
  • headstone: A headstone for Loveless was found in the family plot, but there was no death date on it, and no remains.

Two Alaska snowboarders die in British Columbia avalanche

  • avalanche: The two men and a third friend who survived the avalanche were from nearby Haines, Alaska, and were in their early 20s, Anchorage television station KTVA reported.
  • avalanche: The avalanche occurred Monday in Tatshenshini-Alsek Park, according to BC Coroner Service spokesman Andy Watson.
  • avalanche: Christmas week saw storms, snow and strong winds that led to an increase in dangerous conditions for that corner of British Columbia, said James Minifie, lead avalanche technician for Avalanche Canada.
  • mountainous: The area where the snowboarders were found is " fairly remote" mountainous terrain and is used for recreation by Canadian and American citizens, he said.

Protesters burn security post at U.S. Embassy in Iraq in new foreign policy test for Trump

  • repel: Embassy guards used stun grenades and tear gas to repel protesters, who stormed and burned the security post at the entrance but did not breach the main compound.
  • storm: Embassy guards used stun grenades and tear gas to repel protesters, who stormed and burned the security post at the entrance but did not breach the main compound.
  • plunge: The unprecedented attack on an American diplomatic mission in Iraq marked a sharp escalation of the proxy conflict between the United States and Iran- both influential players in the country- and plunged U.S. relations with Iraq to their worst level in years.
  • vacation: Trump, on a two-week working vacation in Palm Beach, Florida, spoke by phone to Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi of Iraq..
  • duress: Iran, under severe economic duress from punishing U.S. sanctions put in place by Trump, denied responsibility.

Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly strikes

  • grapple: The attacks came as Iraq is caught up in mounting tensions between its allies Tehran and Washington while it also grapples with huge street protests against corruption and Iran's growing political influence in the country.
  • border: Victims were still being pulled from the rubble of bases near Al-Qaim, an Iraqi district bordering Syria, on Monday, it said.
  • funeral: The Hezbollah Brigades said they will hold a mass funeral ceremony on Tuesday in Baghdad near the high-security Green Z one, where the US embassy is located.
  • ceremony: The Hezbollah Brigades said they will hold a mass funeral ceremony on Tuesday in Baghdad near the high-security Green Z one, where the US embassy is located.
  • decisive: Pompeo " underscored that attacks by the Iranian regime, or their proxies of any identity, that harm Americans, our allies, or our interests will be answered with a decisive response, as demonstrated yesterday.

California Consumer Privacy Act of 2020: What the new privacy law means to you

  • dragnet: Yet this massive private surveillance dragnet is largely beyond Americans ' control.
  • untruth: Myth-busting: Unmask these four privacy untruths to protect yourself online.
  • preempt: Business trade groups and lobbyists are seeking to revise it with amendments or preempt it with watered-down federal legislation, claiming the regulations are overly broad and could have unintended consequences that harm consumers and small businesses.
  • onus: The law still puts the onus on consumers to take steps to protect their data.
  • inference: For instance, Hulu informs Californians that it collects all sorts of information, such as age, gender, IP address and viewing habits and makes inferences about you to recommend more programming.

Ayia Napa: Foreign Office 'concerned' over Briton found guilty over rape claim

  • recant: She had been arrested after recanting a claim that she was raped in July.
  • retract: Prosecutors said the woman willingly wrote and signed a statement retracting her claims 10 days after making the initial allegation.
  • duress: The woman told the court this happened under duress with the threat of arrest.
  • retract: Twelve men were arrested in connection with the allegations but were later freed and returned home, after the woman retracted her claims.

Gamal Eid: Egypt rights activist 'attacked and doused in paint by armed men'

  • douse: Gamal E id: Egypt rights activist 'attacked and doused in paint by armed men '- BBC News.
  • douse: Gamal E id: Egypt rights activist 'attacked and doused in paint by armed men '.
  • douse: A leading Egyptian human rights lawyer has alleged he was assaulted and doused in paint in Cairo by a " gang" of armed men he suspects were police officers.
  • defame: Those behind the attack were seeking to " defame Egypt's image by spreading rumours ", the sources added.

The mosque siege that changed Saudi history

  • microphone: As, the imam finished leading prayers, Juhayman and his followers pushed him aside and seized the microphone.
  • interrupt: In an audio recording of the speech, Juhayman can be heard interrupting the speaker from time to time to direct his men to close the sh rine's gates and take up sniper positions in its tall minarets, which then dominated the city of Mecca.
  • homage: According to an anonymous witness, Juhayman was the first to pay homage to the Mah di, and immediately others started following his example.
  • outrageous: This was something outrageous,'' says Abdel Moneim Sul tan.
  • mix: Cars and electrical goods were becoming commonplace, the country was urbanising, and in some regions men and women began to mix in public.

A Rape Victim’s Stunning Victory Against Japan’s Powerful ‘Weinsteins’

  • microcosm: Since Ito went public with the charges in 2017 after police efforts to pursue the case were quashed, she has become a vital symbol for the still fledgling MeToo movement in Japan; her story is a microcosm of the problems women face here in a nation where there are far too many men who share the attitudes of a Harvey Weinstein.
  • retract: However, in the aftermath of the retracted arrest warrant, and a failed appeal to the Prosecutorial Review Board, his testimony never saw the light of day.
  • arrogance: He also noted the arrogance of Yamaguchi, who failed to apologize and did not offer to pay a cleaning charge, which is the custom in Japan when one has defiled a taxi.
  • custom: He also noted the arrogance of Yamaguchi, who failed to apologize and did not offer to pay a cleaning charge, which is the custom in Japan when one has defiled a taxi.
  • defile: He also noted the arrogance of Yamaguchi, who failed to apologize and did not offer to pay a cleaning charge, which is the custom in Japan when one has defiled a taxi.

Brendan Dassey of 'Making a Murderer' won't be getting a pardon, says Wisconsin Governor...

  • ineligible: Evers said Dassey was ineligible for pardoning because he is a registered sex offender, and because he cannot apply to be pardoned until 5 years after completing his sentence.
  • commute: Evers said he would not consider commuting Dassey's sentence either.
  • ineligible: In a letter shared on Twitter by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel journalist Patrick Marley on Friday, Evers said Dassey was ineligible for a pardon.
  • ineligible: He said that Dassey, now 30, was ineligible because he is a registered sex offender, and because he cannot apply to be pardoned until 5 years after completing his sentence.
  • clemency: Dassey's legal team had issued a plea for clemency in October, a move that was backed by Kim Kardashian West, who is a major advocate for prison reform.

Moqtada al-Sadr: The firebrand cleric who could calm Iraq

  • calm: Moqtada al-Sadr: The firebrand cleric who could calm Iraq- BBC News.
  • topple: When the Americans launched the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003 and plunged Iraq into the violent chaos that continues today, few people outside the country had even heard of a little-qualified young Shia cleric called Moqtada al-Sadr.
  • plunge: When the Americans launched the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003 and plunged Iraq into the violent chaos that continues today, few people outside the country had even heard of a little-qualified young Shia cleric called Moqtada al-Sadr.
  • chaos: When the Americans launched the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003 and plunged Iraq into the violent chaos that continues today, few people outside the country had even heard of a little-qualified young Shia cleric called Moqtada al-Sadr.
  • enigmatic: Nearly 17 turbulent years later, he is probably Iraq's best-known figure and certainly one of its most powerful- instantly recognisable from his scowly features, yet elusively enigmatic.

Beitar Jerusalem: How do you change 'the most racist' club in Israel?

  • tonight: They're traditionally working class and tonight, dressed in the team's yellow and black colours, they arrive for a midweek fixture against Hapoel Hadera.
  • rendition: Before kick-off they join in with a passionate rendition of the Israeli national anthem.
  • raucous: These supporters are famous for being fiercely loyal and raucous, but they also have a reputation for being menacing and racist.
  • revel: Hogeg appears to be revelling in the challenge and his tough game plan has so far paid dividends.
  • tenacious: Beitar's image is evolving and while some might not like it, in Moshe Hogeg they face a tenacious single-minded opponent.

Lebanon protests: University professor Hassan Diab nominated to be PM

  • nominate: Lebanon protests: University professor Hassan Diab nominated to be PM- BBC News.
  • nominate: Lebanon protests: University professor Hassan Diab nominated to be PM.
  • nominate: Lebanon's Shia Hezbollah movement and its allies have nominated university professor and former education minister Hassan Diab to be prime minister.
  • nominate: Mr Diab was nominated by the biggest Shia Muslim factions, Hezbollah and Amal, as well as Mr Aoun's Maronite Christian Free Patriotic Movement ( FPM).
  • nominate: Mr Hariri's Sunni-led Future Movement did not nominate anyone and told the president that it would not participate in the next government, a source close to the prime minister told Reuters news agency.

Trump calls Democrats 'deranged,' 'spiteful' in angry letter to Pelosi over impeachm...

  • exclamation: Relying frequently on exclamation points to punctuate his sentences, Trump asserted Democrats are trying to distract the public from his economic record.
  • solemn: Pelosi told lawmakers in a letter Tuesday that they would exercise one of their most solemn powers Wednesday when the chamber votes on articles of impeachment.
  • balloon: Where's that Baby Trump balloon when you need it?

Exclusive: Hamas plots attacks on Israel from Turkey as Erdogan turns blind eye

  • financier: Kamal Awad, a Hamas financier recently sanctioned by the US Treasury also recently moved to Istanbul.
  • sanction: Kamal Awad, a Hamas financier recently sanctioned by the US Treasury also recently moved to Istanbul.
  • thwart: Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), the Palestinian semi -government in the West Bank, cooperate closely to thwart Hamas in both areas.
  • contact: The Telegraph attempted to contact Hamas operatives at their homes in the Basaksehir district of Istanbul.
  • warm: Mr Erdogan seeks to present himself as a champion of the Palestinians and has embraced Hamas even as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and other Arab states have distanced themselves from the group amid warming ties with Israel.

Israelis find rare Roman fish sauce factory

  • dig: The dig was funded by the local authorities, and young people and school children from the Ashkelon area came to help out.
  • pungent: It is one of the very few garum factories found in the eastern Mediterranean, despite the Romans ' long presence in the area and the premium they put on the pungent fermented sauce.
  • monastery: In the fifth century CE, a local Byzantine monastery made a living from producing wine there, and the remains of three winepresses have also been discovered at the site.
  • dig: Image copyright Israel Antiquity Authority Image caption The dig is on the outskirts of Ashkelon.

A new space telescope is set to study alien planets circling distant stars. But 85 minutes before li...

  • orbit: Instead, it will focus on bright stars that scientists already know are orbited by planets between the size of Earth and Neptune.
  • gaseous: By measuring the radius and mass of these planets as they pass between Earth and their stars, CHEOPS will allow scientists to figure out whether the worlds are gaseous, like Neptune, or rocky, like Earth.
  • liquid: That could enable the worlds to support liquid water ( and, therefore, alien life) on their surf aces.
  • discern: Additionally, CHEOPS will look for any planets that past telescopes may have missed in known star systems and attempt to discern visible features like rings or moons.

How Syria Broke Germany's Leopold 2 Tank (For Good?)

  • rocket: Key Point: Employed by Turkey, the German tanks weren't built for rocket launchers and IE Ds.
  • outrage: However, on January 24, public outrage over reports that Turkey was using its Leopard 2s to kill Kurdish fighters in the Syrian enclaves of Afrin and Manbij forced Berlin to freeze the hostage-for-tanks deal.
  • freeze: However, on January 24, public outrage over reports that Turkey was using its Leopard 2s to kill Kurdish fighters in the Syrian enclaves of Afrin and Manbij forced Berlin to freeze the hostage-for-tanks deal.
  • characteristic: The Leopard 2 is often compared to its near contem porary, the M1 Abrams: in truth the two designs share broadly similar characteristics, including a scale-tipping weight of well over sixty tons of advanced composite armor, 1,500 horsepower engines allowing speeds over forty miles per hour and, for certain models, the same forty-four-caliber 120-millimeter main gun produced by Rheinmetall.
  • penetrate: Both types can easily destroy most Russian-built tanks at medium and long ranges, at which they are unlikely to be penetrated by return fire from standard 125-millimeter guns.

Lebanon protests: Video sparks fresh clashes in Beirut

  • insult: Young Shia Muslim men clashed with police in Lebanon's capital overnight, after a video emerged that purportedly insults religious figures they revere.
  • revere: Young Shia Muslim men clashed with police in Lebanon's capital overnight, after a video emerged that purportedly insults religious figures they revere.
  • overhaul: Dozens of people have been injured in some of the worst violence seen since protests demanding a complete overhaul of the political system began in October.
  • postpone: The UN envoy to Lebanon called on Monday for an investigation into the alleged use of excessive force by security personnel and warned that further postponing a political solution to the crisis would " create a fertile ground for provocations ".
  • fertile: The UN envoy to Lebanon called on Monday for an investigation into the alleged use of excessive force by security personnel and warned that further postponing a political solution to the crisis would " create a fertile ground for provocations ".

Turkish drone fuels tension over E Med gas claims

  • reckon: The Eastern Mediterranean is reckoned to be rich in natural gas: the US Geological Survey estimates the deposits to run into trillions of cubic metres, worth hundreds of billions of dollars, besides millions of barrels of oil.
  • warship: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The drilling ship Yavuz escorted by a Turkish warship off Cyprus ( 11 Jul 19).
  • radar: Incirlik has been heavily used by US aircraft for raids against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria, while Kurecik houses a Nato radar installation.

Justice Department praises watchdog's upcoming report on Russia inquiry amid reported criticism ...

  • praise: Justice Department praises watchdog's upcoming report on Russia inquiry amid reported criticism by Attorney General Barr.
  • excellent: "His excellent work has uncovered significant information that the American people will soon be able to read for themselves.
  • refer: The Justice Department statement did not refer to that report by The Washington Post, but it urged the American people to " draw their own conclusions.
  • abuse: President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have trumpeted the report, with the president claiming it would prove the FBI abused its authority.
  • release: As the report's release has drawn near, Trump has stepped up the rhetoric.