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This morning, TransCanada is suing the Obama administration for blocking the Keystone XL oil pipeline, French police are investigating a suspected terrorist attack in Paris, a weed activists sends pot to Canada's MPs, and more.

by VICE Staff
Jan 7 2016, 10:25am


Protesters campaigning against the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Photo via Flickr user Elvert Barnes.

Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.

US News

TransCanada Sues Government
Energy firm TransCanada has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The company, which is seeking $15 billion in damages, alleges that President Obama exceeded his constitutional powers in denying the pipeline.— The New York Times

LA Methane Leak Declared State of Emergency
California governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles over the methane gas spewing from an underground storage field. More than 2,000 families have now moved from their homes in the Porter Ranch suburb.— Los Angeles Times

Cop Who Arrested Sandra Bland Charged
Brian Encinia, the state trooper who arrested Sanda Bland last year before her death in jail, has been charged with perjury. Bland was found hanging in her cell three days after being arrested by Encinia for "changing lanes improperly."— ABC News

Joe Biden Regrets Not Running
The Vice President says he now has second thoughts about his decision to bow out of the 2016 race. "I regret it every day," he said. Biden also revealed he has spoken to three of the Republican candidates who described the GOP race as "absolutely crazy."— NBC Connecticut


International News

Saudis Accused of Bombing Iran's Embassy in Yemen
Iran has accused a Saudi-led coalition of "deliberately" bombing its embassy in Yemen. Iranian state media quoted a foreign ministry spokesman saying members of embassy staff had been wounded in an air strike in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital. —Al Jazeera

Shooting at Paris Police Station
French police are investigating an attack at a police station in Paris as potential "terrorism" after a man armed with a knife was shot to death by officers. One police union official said the attacker cried out "Allahu Akbar" or "God is great" in Arabic. —AP

Nations Unite Against North Korea
South Korea, Japan and the US have pledged to work together on a "strong" response to North Korea's hydrogen bomb test claims. South Korean officials have said they are in talks with the US to deploy "strategic assets" on the peninsula.— Reuters

Libyan Police Camp Attacked
At least 40 people have been killed after a truck bomb targeted a police training camp in the Libyan city of Zliten. The UN Special Representative to Libya Martin Kobler said the bombing was a suicide attack.— BBC News


Photo via Flickr user Miranda Nelson

Everything Else

Kayne Imitator Steals People's Choice Awards
A stage crasher interrupted The Talk hosts' acceptance speech at the People's Choice Awards before referencing Kayne West lyrics. Zacari Nicasio later claimed to have crashed Kris Jenner's 60th birthday party too.— The Hollywood Reporter

Kabbala Guru Going to Jail
Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto, the world's leading Kabbalist and celebrity spiritual advisor, is heading to prison. Pinto was convicted of bribing an Israeli police general and given a one-year sentence.— The Jerusalem Post

Canadian MPs Sent a Gram of Pot
Weed activist Dana Larsen is sending a gram of pot through the mail to all of Canada's 184 Liberal MPs even though he knows it isn't legal. "Most of Canada's marijuana laws are made to be broken," he said.— VICE

Street Fighter is Back from the Dead
Creator Yoshinori Ono claims to have revived the ailing Street Fighter brand with the fifth game in the franchise. "We're staying true to the series' roots," says Ono.— VICE

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