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Yasir Qadhi
Yasir Qadhi is an American Muslim scholar and writer of Pakistani descent.
Since 2001, he has served as Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute, an international Islamic educational institution with a center in Houston, Texas. He also teaches in the Religious Studies department at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where he resides. Qadhi has written numerous books and lectured widely on Islam and contemporary Muslim issues. A 2011 The New York Times Magazine essay by Andea Elliott described Qadhi as "one of the most influential conservative clerics in American Islam."
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  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    This year, the fair will be carrying the theme of the Sharjah World Book Capital, 'Open Books Open Minds'.
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    Motorists have been advised to drive with caution.
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    He had pledged to make the offering if Modi was re-elected from his Varanasi parliamentary constituency.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Mike Pompeo will "at some point" travel to Saudi Arabia, Trump said.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Kingdom's education reforms are about reinventing the learning process.
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    The maximum temperature during the day is expected to hover around 41 - 46 °C.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Chinese carriers will need 8,090 new planes through 2038, 5.2% higher than Boeing's forecast last year. That would be worth nearly $1.3 trillion based on list prices.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Eight companies turned down opportunity because it would harm their reputationsThe Hong Kong government has tried but failed to secure help from any of the global public relations firms it has approached to salvage the financial hub’s tarnished reputation, as anti-government protests continued to wreak havoc months into its deepest political crisis in decades.Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told a group of business people in the city in late August that the government had approached eight global PR companies to help it relaunch Hong Kong, but four “immediately declined because that would be a detriment to their reputation to support the Hong Kong government now,” according to a transcript of her speech published by Reuters last week. Two more declined later, she said. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Most of the eight newly licensed digital banks in Hong Kong, including joint ventures involving Standard Chartered and Bank of China Hong Kong, had aimed to begin operating before the end of 2019.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Bill Shorten says scheme should be suspended while class action plays out. Meanwhile, Business Council of Australia says ‘big stick’ energy plan won’t achieve reduction in power prices. All the day’s events, live 6.03am BST Julie Collins to Scott Morrison:What is the Prime Minister’s response to the royal commission into aged care that says the accreditation system does not adequately sure good quality of care and quality of life for residents of aged care facilities and government regulatory approach leaves those people the system is intended to protect. 5.56am BST Labor has been asking the aged care minister, Richard Colbeck, how many senior Australians are waiting for home care packages, then constantly objecting on the grounds of relevance when he talks around the issue rather than supplying a number.The Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi then stood up to complain that Labor senators were objecting “just to get on TV” *waves*.Cory Bernardi gets a cheeky *wave* in while complaining senators are objecting just so they can get on TV #auspol #SenateQT pic.twitter.com/E1I8lEmQdu Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    He will visit Sardar Sarovar Dam to witness the water level reach its highest capacity.
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    The essence of dance is a ritual, says the choreographer whose seductively mysterious works embrace everything from the annunciation to the apocalypse Angelin Preljocaj is celebrated for his precision engineered choreography, but there is one move he can’t quite control: the extreme hair flick. “I try to choreograph hair – it’s not so easy,” he says, laughing down the phone from Aix-en-Provence, home to his company for more than 20 years. “It’s funny how hair can extend the movement of the body in a sequence, but it’s also hazardous. There is something that occurs that is … unexpected. But that is very nice.”The choreography of his dancers’ glossy locks, as well as their limbs, is essential to Preljocaj’s 2016 piece La Fresque, which has its UK premiere at Sadler’s Wells in London this month. It is based on a traditional Chinese tale about a traveller who discovers a painting on the wall of a temple, enters the world of the picture and weds one of the five women it depicts before crashing back to reality. When he looks back at the image on the wall, he discovers that the woman’s hair, which once flowed freely, is now fixed in a chignon symbolising that she is indeed married. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Demand for ‘healing’ crystals is soaring – but many are mined in deadly conditions in one of the world’s poorest countries. And there is little evidence that this billion-dollar industry is cleaning up its act. By Tess McClureIn February, crystals colonised Tucson. They spread out over carparks and gravel lots, motel courtyards and freeway footpaths, past strip malls and burger bars. Beneath tents and canopies, on block after block, rested every kind of stone imaginable: the opaque, soapy pastels of angeline; dark, mossy-toned epidote; tourmaline streaked with red and green. There were enormous, dining-table-sized pieces selling for tens of thousands of dollars, lumps of rose quartz for $100, crystal eggs for $1.50. Crystals were stacked upon crystals, filling plastic trays, carved into every possible shape: knives, penises, bathtubs, angels, birds of paradise.It was the month of the Tucson gem shows, a series of markets and exhibitions that collectively make up the largest crystal expo in the world. More than 4,000 crystal, mineral and gemstone vendors had come to sell their wares. They were expecting more than 50,000 customers to pass through, from new age enthusiasts with thick dreadlocks and tie-dye T-shirts, to gallery owners, suited businessmen and major wholesalers. Deals done here would determine the fate of tens of thousands of tonnes of crystals, dispatching them across the US and Europe into museums and galleries, crystal healing and yoga centres, wellness retailers and Etsy stores. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    After 50 years of occupation, our freedom is shrinking every day. But even if Netanyahu loses, little will changeWhen Boris Johnson announced his plan to suspend parliament, I was visiting Orkney with my wife, Penny. It was the last week of a month-long stay in Scotland, and it took a day for the news to reach us. We were having tea with some English friends on 29 August when they heard what had happened. They began to fume: he’s done it again. They worried how this would undermine their country’s democracy. It was a curious twist: I am usually the one bearing bad news about the state of my country. For a brief moment, we traded anxieties – although mine were of a more existential nature. Even in Scotland, the bad news from home was constant: the expansion of Israeli settlements, the threat of annexation, and the steady tally of death and injury in Gaza, all eating away at what remained of my Palestine.A few days later, just after Johnson had expelled 21 MPs from his party, we flew home. The driver who picked us up from the airport took the usual circuitous route to get us to Ramallah, crossing three checkpoints on the way. At each one, we held our breath and hoped the soldiers were not in a bad mood. As always I felt the shock of returning home, seeing our parched hills at the end of summer and my noisy, crowded city; I had a sudden and pervasive sense of precariousness. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Hasbro’s new Ms Monopoly, where women will make more than men, and Barbie’s inclusive line strive for empowerment, but is it just for profit?Can a board game help fix gender equality? Hasbro hopes so. The company announced the release of Ms Monopoly last week, “the first-ever game where women make more than men”.The game attempts to flip gender inequality on its head: female players collect $240 when they pass go, while men collect only $200. It’s a concept that feels like deliberate catnip for online outrage and think piece writers. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    If the Israeli prime minister returns to power and follows through on his promises, he may confirm a dark reality of the Israeli state.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Saudi Arabia's defense spending is the world's third-largest — behind the U.S. and China, says Gary Grappo, former U.S. ambassador to Oman.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    One man and two women were hospitalized after the rush-hour derailment. Such accidents are exceedingly rare in Hong Kong, and the cause was not immediately clear.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Brent crude fell 1.78% to $67.79 per barrel in Asia.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday denounced the corruption she argues has crippled the country's politics and economy, drawing her largest crowd thus far in a sign of her campaign's growing strength.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday said it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia but stressed he did not want to go to war, as the attacks sent oil prices soaring and raised fears of a new Middle East conflict.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Analysts say Benjamin Netanyahu unlikely to be able to secure majority, raising prospect of unity government.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The attack on Saudi Arabia is a dangerous escalation and the international community should stand by the Gulf country and ensure regional stability, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said in a tweet on Tuesday.
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    The allowances would be paid on a monthly basis along with the salary.
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    The Tesla CEO's lawyers say the term means "creepy old man" in South Africa where Mr Musk grew up.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The Tesla CEO's lawyers say the term means "creepy old man" in South Africa where Mr Musk grew up.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    New Zealand village complains to ministry of culture and heritage over planned visit by a replica of the EndeavourA village in New Zealand has banned a replica of Captain Cook’s ship from docking there to mark 250 years since the explorer’s arrival after an outcry from the local Māori community.The vessel is part of a flotilla circumnavigating New Zealand next month for the Tuia 250 – a NZ$13.5m (£7m) series of events that “acknowledges the first onshore encounters between Māori and Pākehā in 1769-70”. It was due to visit Mangonui, in the North Island, but the stop was cancelled by the ministry of culture and heritage after complaints from indigenous figures. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    New Zealand village complains to ministry of culture and heritage over planned visit by a replica of the EndeavourA village in New Zealand has banned a replica of Captain Cook’s ship from docking there to mark 250 years since the explorer’s arrival after an outcry from the local Māori community.The vessel is part of a flotilla circumnavigating New Zealand next month for the Tuia 250 – a NZ$13.5m (£7m) series of events that “acknowledges the first onshore encounters between Māori and Pākehā in 1769-70”. It was due to visit Mangonui, in the North Island, but the stop was cancelled by the ministry of culture and heritage after complaints from indigenous figures. Continue reading...
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    (Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said his administration will enter into an initial trade accord over tariffs with Japan in the coming weeks while Tokyo warned any final deal must include assurances that Washington won’t slap new tariffs on $50 billion of Japanese auto exports.In a notice to Congress on Monday, Trump also said the U.S. will be entering an “executive agreement” with Japan over digital trade. There was no mention by Trump if he’ll end the threat to impose tariffs on Japanese auto imports as part of the trade deal.“My administration looks forward to continued collaboration with the Congress on further negotiations with Japan to achieve a comprehensive trade agreement that results in more fair and reciprocal trade between the United States and Japan,” Trump said in the statement released by the White House via email.Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, the country’s point man for the trade talks with Washington, said Tokyo wanted to see the Trump administration lay to rest the threat of new auto tariffs before agreeing to a final trade deal.“We are aware of the internal process that is going on in the U.S. and the president’s notice of the U.S-Japan trade negotiations,” Motegi told reporters in Tokyo on Tuesday. He added that language assuring Japan on car tariffs was under consideration.The threat of steep new U.S tariffs on imported automobiles and components has loomed over the auto industry and major American trading partners since the Commerce Department in February found those imports could impair national security.‘In Principle’After meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G-7 summit in France last month, Trump announced that the two countries had struck a trade deal “in principle.” The leaders said they hoped to sign the pact on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York later this month.Japanese equities were little changed Tuesday, with the Nikkei 225 Stock Average mostly flat at 21,982.15 at 1:18 p.m. local time.U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has said the limited trade deal will cover agriculture, industrial tariffs and digital trade. The USTR said on Monday it had no further comment and Trump provided no details about what was in the initial deal.Under an earlier proposal, Japan would cut tariffs on U.S. agricultural products, including beef, pork, dairy products, wine and ethanol. The U.S. would cut levies on some Japanese industrial products, but not on cars. Japanese media has reported that the sides had agreed to lower tariffs on U.S. beef and pork to levels offered to members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.Abe agreed to direct talks in September 2018 after Trump hit Japan’s steel and aluminum exports with tariffs and threatened to do the same on all imported cars, including those made in Japan.Trump earlier this year delayed a decision until November over whether to impose new levies of as high as 25% on imported vehicles over national security grounds to allow more time for talks with Japan and the European Union. He also agreed with Japan that there would be no new tariffs while trade talks continue.(Recasts with comments from Japan’s foreign minister)\--With assistance from Teo Chian Wei, Jon Herskovitz and Takashi Hirokawa.To contact the reporters on this story: Sarah McGregor in Washington at smcgregor5@bloomberg.net;Jenny Leonard in Washington at jleonard67@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Murray at brmurray@bloomberg.net, Sarah McGregor, Robert JamesonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    (Bloomberg) -- Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of Foxconn Technology Group, pulled out of next year’s presidential election in Taiwan, a move that may help unite the opposition Kuomintang party.Gou apologized to his supporters in a statement on Facebook Tuesday outlining his decision to withdraw from the race as an independent. After he quit the KMT last week, he had come under pressure from opposition leaders, including former President Ma Ying-jeou, to drop out of the race and support their nominee to help return the China-friendly party to power.“With this poor election climate and prevailing populism, I’m not willing to participate in this political farce, not only for my own personal and factional interests, but also because class struggle is tearing Taiwan apart,” Gou said in a video released Tuesday.Gou could still run as a candidate for one of Taiwan’s established political parties.Shares in companies controlled by Gou slumped Tuesday. FIH Mobile Ltd. was the worst performer on Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Composite Index, tumbling as much as 23.2%. His flagship Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. fell 2% in Taipei.Gou had been widely expected to run for the presidency after publicly flirting with the idea since losing the KMT primary to Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu in July. Gou’s candidacy threatened to sap support for Han who will challenge President Tsai Ing-wen in the Jan. 11 election.Gou trailed the two candidates from the main parties by at least seven percentage points, according to a survey released by TVBS last week. In a two-way race, Tsai leads with 49% of support, compared with 42% for Han.What had been shaping up as Taiwan’s most competitive presidential election in decades could end up being essentially a straight fight between Tsai and Han. Another prospective independent candidate, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je, said he had no intention of running for president, according to a report by TV news channel TVBS on Tuesday. Still, Tsai could face increased competition for voters who favor a stronger push for the island’s formal independence. Former Vice President Annette Lu announced her intention to run as an independent. Lu served as vice president under Chen Shui-bian between 2000 and 2008.(An earlier version of this story was corrected to fix spelling of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. in fifth paragraph)\--With assistance from Tony Jordan.To contact the reporter on this story: Debby Wu in Taipei at dwu278@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Daniel Ten Kate at dtenkate@bloomberg.net, Samson Ellis, Karen LeighFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    It's official! 'American Ninja Warrior' has crowned its second winner ever. Here's what he's planning to do with the grand prize.       
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Israelis return to polls to decide Netanyahu's fate  CNNIsrael elections: Voters head to polls again  Al Jazeera EnglishTrump may no longer be the gift that keeps on giving for Netanyahu  CNNIsrael’s Election Is Full of Wild Cards  The Wall Street JournalIf Netanyahu wins Israel’s election, the Mideast doomsayers may finally be proved right  The Washington PostView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai "has made it clear that the Commission is reviewing other Chinese communications companies such as China Telecom and China Unicom," spokesman Brian Hart said.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The 'Dancing with the Stars' season premiere featured the day-glo debut of Sean Spicer and a save-the-day performance by Christie Brinkley's daughter.      
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    Chinese Cabinet official going to Washington to prepare for trade negotiations
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    After a series of disasters in the 1980s and 1990s, Jamaica lost 85 percent of its once-bountiful coral reefs and its fish population plummeted. But today, the corals and tropical fish are slowly reappearing thanks to some careful interventions.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Oil, Trump taxes, Israel election: Here’s what you need to know.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Boris Johnson's absence from a press conference in Luxembourg dominates Tuesday's front pages.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    After a series of disasters in the 1980s and 1990s, Jamaica lost 85% of its once-bountiful coral reefs and its fish population plummeted. But today, the corals and tropical fish are slowly reappearing thanks to some careful interventions.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The United Kingdom, once a beacon of political and diplomatic stability, has descended into chaos since it voted to leave the European Union in 2016.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Diplomats say China wants reference to its Belt and Road project in mission renewal as Tuesday deadline looms.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Israelis are voting in an unprecedented repeat Israeli election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Israelis are hitting the polls for the second time this year. The already unprecedented general election is also the culmination of an existential drama for PM Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Japan has been a quiet presence on rugby's international stage for decades, but now the Far East nation is set to soak up the limelight.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Israelis were voting Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power. Against the prospect of a likely indictment on corruption charges, Netanyahu is seeking a fifth term in office. It's the second election this year, after Netanyahu failed to build a coalition following April's vote and dissolved parliament.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Chinese Cabinet official going to Washington to prepare for trade negotiations
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Months before Amazon fires, discontent was stirring among some guardians of Brazil’s environment
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    PM Benjamin Netanyahu fights for a fifth term after failing to form a coalition during the summer.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    PM Benjamin Netanyahu fights for a fifth term after failing to form a coalition during the summer.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Tom DeLay in 2009, in the middle of his indictment on charges of campaign money laundering. Rick Perry in 2016, after his failed presidential bid. Now, Sean Spicer, after his brief and inglorious tenure as the White House press secretary for the Trump administration in 2017.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The Supreme Court will hear two appeals that will determine whether the PM acted lawfully in suspending Parliament.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    At least 24,000 people are trapped in vastly overcrowded Aegean island camps in squalid conditionsChildren being bitten by scorpions, rats and snakes; hundreds being forced to use a single shower; the stench of human excrement never far away; and food shortages becoming the norm. One by one, Sophie McCann lists the degradations of life for refugees detained on Lesbos, the Greek island on the frontline of a new surge of asylum seekers desperate to reach Europe.McCann, a British advocacy manager with Médecins Sans Frontières, like other aid workers, is now raising the alarm: at least 24,000 men, women and children trapped in vastly overcrowded Aegean island camps are being subjected to conditions so harrowing they bear all the hallmarks of humanitarian catastrophe. Four years after the greatest migration crisis in modern times, there are fears history is repeating itself. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    At least 24,000 people are trapped in vastly overcrowded Aegean island camps in squalid conditionsChildren being bitten by scorpions, rats and snakes; hundreds being forced to use a single shower; the stench of human excrement never far away; and food shortages becoming the norm. One by one, Sophie McCann lists the degradations of life for refugees detained on Lesbos, the Greek island on the frontline of a new surge of asylum seekers desperate to reach Europe.McCann, a British advocacy manager with Médecins Sans Frontières, like other aid workers, is now raising the alarm: at least 24,000 men, women and children trapped in vastly overcrowded Aegean island camps are being subjected to conditions so harrowing they bear all the hallmarks of humanitarian catastrophe. Four years after the greatest migration crisis in modern times, there are fears history is repeating itself. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Three-day gathering will explore why movement gained traction and effect it has hadThe first major international conference exploring the #MeToo movement is to take place in Reykjavik today, hosted by the Icelandic prime minister, who said she hoped it would contribute to “relegating sexual harassment to history”.The three-day gathering will explore why the movement first gained traction, and the effect it has had across different countries and sectors. Women with disabilities, care workers and migrant women whose voices have not typically been heard since the movement began as a hashtag in October 2017 will be among the participants from around the world to share their stories, and discuss how to keep up the momentum to tackle sexual abuse and assault. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Netanyahu campaign has demonised Israel’s Arab minority and vowed to annex much of Palestinian territoriesIsraelis have begun voting in the country’s second election this year, following a campaign dominated by Benjamin Netanyahu and his vows to implement a far-right, ultranationalist agenda in exchange for a record fifth term as leader.Facing the prospect of criminal corruption indictments and hoping to extend his unmatched stint in the prime minister’s office, Netanyahu has promised to declare up to a third of the occupied Palestinian territories as part of Israel if he is re-elected. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Netanyahu campaign has demonised Israel’s Arab minority and vowed to annex much of Palestinian territoriesIsraelis have begun voting in the country’s second election this year, following a campaign dominated by Benjamin Netanyahu and his vows to implement a far-right, ultranationalist agenda in exchange for a record fifth term as leader.Facing the prospect of criminal corruption indictments and hoping to extend his unmatched stint in the prime minister’s office, Netanyahu has promised to declare up to a third of the occupied Palestinian territories as part of Israel if he is re-elected. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    (Bloomberg) -- Vladimir Putin takes great pride in his sky-high approval rating. But with Muscovites rising up and a new government instilling hope in Ukraine, he’s being outshone by the president next door, Volodymyr Zelenskiy.It’s still early days for the administration in Kyiv. While pushing a raft of popular reforms, Zelenskiy, 41, remains in his honeymoon period, while cries he’s too close to a local billionaire grow louder.The 66-year-old Putin, meanwhile, is approaching two decades as Russia’s leader. Economic expansion has fizzled out, and along with it the spending largess that kept the masses happy.The last time his popularity sagged meaningfully, Putin famously got a boost after annexing Crimea from Ukraine and fomenting a war between the two former allies.Zelenskiy has a long way to go to match the 89% rating Putin reached back then.To contact the reporter on this story: Andrew Langley in London at alangley1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Andrea Dudik at adudik@bloomberg.net, Gregory L. WhiteFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    (Bloomberg) -- Vladimir Putin takes great pride in his sky-high approval rating. But with Muscovites rising up and a new government instilling hope in Ukraine, he’s being outshone by the president next door, Volodymyr Zelenskiy.It’s still early days for the administration in Kyiv. While pushing a raft of popular reforms, Zelenskiy, 41, remains in his honeymoon period, while cries he’s too close to a local billionaire grow louder.The 66-year-old Putin, meanwhile, is approaching two decades as Russia’s leader. Economic expansion has fizzled out, and along with it the spending largess that kept the masses happy.The last time his popularity sagged meaningfully, Putin famously got a boost after annexing Crimea from Ukraine and fomenting a war between the two former allies.Zelenskiy has a long way to go to match the 89% rating Putin reached back then.To contact the reporter on this story: Andrew Langley in London at alangley1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Andrea Dudik at adudik@bloomberg.net, Gregory L. WhiteFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    President asks CNN commentator Steve Cortes whether he loves US or Hispanics more at New Mexico rallyAt a rally in New Mexico, Donald Trump implied that one of his supporters was too light-skinned to be Hispanic.The US president said of Steve Cortes, a member of his Hispanic advisory council: “He happens to be Hispanic, but I’ve never quite figured it out, because he looks more like a Wasp than I do.” Continue reading...
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    "He happens to be Hispanic, but... he looks more like a WASP than I do," Donald Trump said Monday of Steve Cortes, a member of his campaign's Hispanic Advisory Council.       
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Carrie Lam hopes community discussions will help ease tension in city after months of sometimes violent protests.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Solomon Islands sixth country to cut ties with Taiwan since 2016 election of Tsai Ing-wen, as China raises pressure.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, said on Tuesday she and her team would begin dialogue sessions with the community next week, while reiterating that violence that has roiled the city over three months of protests must end.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    A Hong Kong metro train derailed at Hung Hom station in the middle of rush hour, injuring at least one person and causing commuter chaos as service on two lines was disrupted in a rare accident for the rail system. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Odell Beckham Jr. had a successful return to MetLife Stadium, scoring a long touchdown in the Cleveland Browns' win over the New York Jets.       
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government will seek to persuade Britain's top court this week that his decision to suspend parliament until shortly before the date for Brexit was not illegal as Scottish judges concluded last week.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Britain's Boris Johnson said on Monday that a Brexit deal was beginning to emerge, but the EU said he offered nothing to break the impasse during a visit to Luxembourg where he was harangued loudly by protesters and rebuked for trying to shift the blame.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said he would obey the law but would still take Britain out of the European Union at the end of October with or without a deal.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Hong Kong singer and activist Denise Ho wants U.S. lawmakers and companies to criticize Beijing's actions in Hong Kong, to help change the Chinese Communist Party's behavior.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    US President Donald Trump slammed the New York Times for ‘destroying lives’ after the paper belatedly issued a correction admitting its claim of assault by Justice Brett Kavanaugh was totally unsubstantiated by the “victim.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    US President Donald Trump slammed the New York Times for ‘destroying lives’ after the paper belatedly issued a correction admitting its claim of assault by Justice Brett Kavanaugh was totally unsubstantiated by the “victim.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    How a controversial extradition bill with China sparked months of violent protest.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    How a controversial extradition bill with China sparked months of violent protest.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Criminals threaten and attack government officials, forest defenders and indigenous people, Human Rights Watch findsDeforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is a lucrative business largely driven by criminal networks that threaten and attack government officials, forest defenders and indigenous people who try to stop them, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.Rainforest Mafias concludes that Brazil’s failure to police these gangs threatens its abilities to meet its commitments under the Paris climate deal – such as eliminating illegal deforestation by 2030. It was published a week before the UN Climate Action Summit. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Eight companies turned down opportunity because it would harm their reputationsThe Hong Kong government has tried but failed to secure help from any of the global public relations firms it has approached to salvage the financial hub’s tarnished reputation, as anti-government protests continued to wreak havoc months into its deepest political crisis in decades.Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told a group of business people in the city in late August that the government had approached eight global PR companies to help it relaunch Hong Kong, but four “immediately declined because that would be a detriment to their reputation to support the Hong Kong government now,” according to a transcript of her speech published by Reuters last week. Two more declined later, she said. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson failed to convince EU leaders on Monday he has a serious plan for a Brexit deal, then ducked out of a planned news conference under a chorus of abuse from protesters. Before setting off for talks in Luxembourg, Johnson had compared himself to comic book giant Hulk, but when anti-Brexit protesters gathered he left Prime Minister Xavier Bettel to field questions solo. A visibly angry Bettel pointed in bitter amusement at the empty podium in front of the British flag beside him as he warned that Britain had failed to come up with any credible way to revive the Brexit withdrawal deal.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    General Mills is recalling about 600,000 pounds of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour for possible E. coli contamination.      
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Feeling the heat from a vocal climate protest movement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government plans Friday to unveil a multi-billion-euro grand plan for tackling global warming. Days before a UN climate summit in New York, Merkel's team was due to announce details as the top EU economy, once a green energy pioneer, is bound to miss its 2020 carbon reduction targets. Measures proposed by Merkel's CDU party include boosting public transport services, making train travel cheaper and flying more expensive, and raising subsidies for cleaner cars and home heating systems.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Saudi Arabia and the United States claimed they had evidence Iran was behind the weekend attack on the kingdom’s oil facilities on Monday. Col Turki al-Malki, Saudi’s military spokesman, said Iranian weapons were used in Saturday’s strikes on the Khurais oilfield and the Abqaiq refinery, the world’s largest petroleum processing plant. However, he did not openly blame Iran for the attack – which has knocked out five per cent of global crude oil production – suggesting the Saudis are trying to calm the increasingly tense situation before it spills into war. Instead he said Riyadh would investigate where the drones were launched as he did not believe the Iran-backed Houthi militia who are fighting the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, was responsible for the attack as they had claimed. “This strike didn’t come from Yemen as the Houthi militia are pretending,” Col al-Malki said. “It was a massive and highly sophisticated attack.” A satellite image shows an apparent drone strike on an Aramco oil facility in Saudi Arabia Credit: Planet Labs Experts also said it was unlikely to have been the militia. “This wasn’t done by an amateur, to put it very mildly,” tweeted Carl Bildt, co-chairman of the European Council on Foreign Relations. At a press conference on Monday night, Donald Trump, the US president, said “it certainly would look” like Iran was behind the attack but added “we’ll let you know” as “that’s being checked out right now”. "I'm not looking to get into a new conflict but sometimes you have to," he added. Asked if a "lethal" US military strike would be a proportional response against those responsible, Mr Trump replied: "I would say yes." "I'll have a stronger message, or maybe no message, depending on the results. There's no rush," he said. "Personally, I'm not concerned at all, we have military power the likes of which the world has never seen." Strikes against Saudi oil plants Severe damage to the Abqaiq plant has halted production of 5.7 million barrels of crude a day briefly causing the biggest jump in oil prices since the 1991 Gulf War. On Sunday, Mr Trump had tried in vain to reassure Americans there would not be a knock-on effect. “PLENTY OF OIL!”, he tweeted, followed by, “We don’t need Middle Eastern Oil & Gas, & in fact have very few tankers there, but will help our Allies!”. He warned Iran that the US was “locked and loaded”, although he said he would take his cue from Saudi Arabia on how to respond. The US later downplayed the president’s comments, with a White House official saying “locked and loaded” was “a broad term” that referred to protecting the US from energy dependence. Mr Trump has said he does not want war with Iran, despite pursuing a “maximum pressure” policy towards the nation which is refusing to sign a new treaty that would place indefinite curbs on its nuclear programme. Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq Credit: Reuters Britain condemned the attack on the oil facilities as “a wanton violation of international law” but said it was necessary to determine the facts before pursuing a response. Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, said: “In terms of who is responsible, the picture is not entirely clear.” Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, clearly placed the blame on the Yemeni rebels. “The people of Yemen have been forced to respond, they are only defending themselves,” he told the Turkish media.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    US secretaries of state and energy both explicitly blamed Iran for the attack but Trump suggests US did not have definitive evidenceEverything you need to know about the Saudi Arabia oil attacksDonald Trump has said the US response to the attack on Saudi oil facilities will depend on the assessment in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, and downplayed US dependence on Middle East energy supplies.The US secretaries of state and energy both explicitly blamed Iran for the attack. Unnamed US officials were also quoted in US media outlets as saying Iranian cruise missiles were used in Saturday’s attack on an oil field and processing plant. Estimates of the number of missiles used ranged from “nearly a dozen” to “over two dozen”. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    US secretaries of state and energy both explicitly blamed Iran for the attack but Trump suggests US did not have definitive evidence * Everything you need to know about the Saudi Arabia oil attacksDonald Trump has said the US response to the attack on Saudi oil facilities will depend on the assessment in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, and downplayed US dependence on Middle East energy supplies.The US secretaries of state and energy both explicitly blamed Iran for the attack. Unnamed US officials were also quoted in US media outlets as saying Iranian cruise missiles were used in Saturday’s attack on an oil field and processing plant. Estimates of the number of missiles used ranged from “nearly a dozen” to “over two dozen”.But Trump suggested on Monday the US did not have definitive evidence, adding that he would send the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, to Riyadh to investigate.“We’re going to find out,” Trump said. “There are lots of different pieces to look at.”Speaking in Baghdad late on Monday, Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said he was “extremely concerned about a risk of escalation” and called on all parties to prevent further attacks. He condemned Iran for stoking violence across the Middle East, saying: “Iran is supporting different terrorist groups and being responsible for destabilising the whole region.”Iran has denied responsibility for the attack, and the country’s president appeared to endorse a claim of responsibility by Yemen’s Houthi rebel group.Speaking in Ankara, Hassan Rouhani said: “Yemeni people are exercising their legitimate right of defence … the attacks were a reciprocal response to aggression against Yemen for years.”Intelligence officials in the region said they believed drones or missiles were used in the attack, in what appeared to be a carefully aimed strike at the heart of the Saudi economy.“There was hardly a more strategic target they could have hit,” said one official. “They’ve looked at the map and said: ‘Where could we cause most damage.’ These were the hubs of their production across the country. Those sending the drones well knew the address.”In a tweet on Sunday, Trump declared the US was “locked and loaded”, but left it to the Saudi government to confirm Iranian involvement and the nature of the US reaction, in an apparent attempt to make the monarchy take full responsibility for any reprisal action.Asked on Monday whether he had pledged to protect Saudi Arabia, the president told reporters: “No, I haven’t promised the Saudis that ... We have to sit down with the Saudis and work something out.”Later in the day, Trump stressed that if there were to be a retaliatory strike, Riyadh would have to play a leading role, especially when it came to paying for it.“The fact is the Saudis are going to have a lot of involvement in this, if we decide to do something,” he told reporters. “They’ll be very much involved, and that includes payment. And they understand that fully.”As to whether diplomacy with Iran had been exhausted, Trump said: “No, it’s never exhausted ... You never know what’s going to happen ... I know they want to make a deal ... At some point it will work out.” The Saudi military spokesman for the Riyadh-led coalition fighting in Yemen that Iranian-made weapons were used in the attack but stopped short of blaming Iran.“The investigation is continuing and all indications are that weapons used in both attacks came from Iran,” Col Turki al-Maliki told reporters in Riyadh, according to the French press agency, AFP. He said the attacks had not been launched from Yemen and there was an investigation into “from where they were fired”.Iraqi officials said that Pompeo told them that the attack was not carried out from Iraqi soil and instead appeared to launched from neighbouring Iran.Two aides to senior Iraqi leaders say Pompeo passed on to the claim in a phone call to the Iraqi prime minister, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, in the early hours of Monday. The call allayed mounting fears in Baghdad that an Iranian proxy force composed of Iraqis might have launched the drones believed to have carried out the devastating strike without the knowledge of the central government.But the Wall Street Journal quoted Saudi officials as saying their US counterparts had not provided enough evidence to conclude definitively that the attack was launched from Iran.On Monday, Trump stressed that it was Saudi Arabia not the US that had been attacked and played down the US national security interest in the Gulf, pointing to the fact that the US has become the world’s biggest energy producer.“We don’t need Middle Eastern Oil & Gas, & in fact have very few tankers there, but will help our Allies!” the president tweeted.A senior White House official – the vice-president’s chief of staff, Marc Short – argued that when the president had said the US was “locked and loaded”, it was a reference to the country’s self sufficiency in energy.“I think that ‘locked and loaded’ is a broad term and talks about the realities that we’re all far safer and more secure domestically from energy independence,” Short said.The remarks seemed to be aimed at keeping the president’s options open on a response to the attack, which knocked out half Saudi production, 5% of global production and triggered a spike in oil prices. But the administration also showed determination that the world held Iran responsible.Like Pompeo, who accused Iran of responsibility for the attack on Saturday, the US energy secretary, Rick Perry, left no room for doubt about culpability.“The United States wholeheartedly condemns Iran’s attacks on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and we call on other nations to do the same,” Perry said during a trip to Vienna. Asked on CNBC what the response should be, Perry said: “I think there will be a coalition effort, both our friends in the Middle East that understand having a crazy neighbor is a real problem … [and] all those countries in that region should have the hair on the back of ...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    A rare train derailment disrupted services in Hong Kong on Tuesday, train authorities said, threatening commuter chaos during rush hour in the heart of the Asian financial hub.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Chinese officials are expected to be in Washington this week to hold consultations with the U.S. ahead of high-level trade talks in October.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The first experience with sexual intercourse for more than 3 million U.S. women was forced in their early teens, according to a new study.       
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Trump says Iran is likely behind attack on Saudi oil plant  CBS NewsIran fired cruise missiles at Saudi oil facility l ABC News  ABC NewsSaudi attacks send oil prices soaring: Live updates  CNNIran Might Be America’s Enemy, but Saudi Arabia Is No Friend  The New York TimesThe Saudi-Iran crisis could end Trump’s lucky streak on the economy  The Washington PostView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The Dolphins' rebuild continues, as the team has traded defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers for a first-round pick, per reports.       
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    We're a Lot Closer to War Than You've Been Told  Daily BeastU.N. aid chief says Saudi Arabia to pay $500 million for Yemen aid next week  ReutersThe Secret of Yemen’s War? We Can End It  The New York TimesView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The United States readied its response Monday to the "unprecedented" attack on Saudi oil facilities as President Donald Trump said Iran was likely to blame, fanning new fears of conflict in the Gulf region.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The Brexit drama switches venues from Brussels to the UK Supreme Court on Tuesday for hearings on Boris Johnson's explosive decision to suspend parliament for over a month. The British prime minister's first talks Monday with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and top EU negotiator Michel Barnier ended with an admonishment from Brussels. Juncker's office said Johnson was reminded that "it is the UK's responsibility to come forward with legally operational solutions" to the existing divorce deal that the British parliament refuses to accept.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    American president also says he is 'sure' North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would 'love' to visit the United States.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The stars were out in New York's Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center Monday for the premiere of the new "Downton Abbey" film.       
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Britain's Boris Johnson said on Monday that a Brexit deal was beginning to emerge, but the EU said he offered nothing to break the impasse during a visit to Luxembourg where he was harangued loudly by protesters and rebuked for trying to shift the blame.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Chlorine-washed chicken from the US has become a totemic issue in the post-Brexit trade deals Britain could look to secure. But is it unsafe? And what does it say about the different attitudes to food production on either side of the Atlantic? Also today: Israelis go to the polls for their second election of the yearRearing and processing chicken for mass consumption is a messy business. It involves automated plucking, eviscerating and slicing carcasses at rapid intervals. In the US, it also involves washing the finished product in a chlorine solution. And it’s this final step that has caused an increasingly fractious debate on both sides of the Atlantic. The Guardian’s Felicity Lawrence has investigated global food production in a series of exposés and tells Anushka Asthana what is really at stake in this debate. There are concerns about the specific health effects of consuming chicken washed in chlorine. But there are also fears that it could mask other problems with the meat – and rather than disinfecting chicken at the final stage, welfare issues should be addressed much earlier in the process. It’s a symbolic issue that cuts across much of the two countries’ attitudes to food production and one that could ultimately prevent a post-Brexit trade deal. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government will seek to persuade Britain's top court this week that his decision to suspend parliament until shortly before the date for Brexit was not illegal as Scottish judges concluded last week.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    A Google search outage had users panicked around the world as their search queries returned “internal server errors,” forcing them to use DuckDuckGo or (shudder) Bing – or take to social media to complain. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Monday demanded documents from Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao as part of a new investigation into whether she has used her office to benefit a shipping company owned by her family.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Mexico's tiny asylum agency is already overwhelmed with applicants who are abandoning the American dream because of U.S. President Donald Trump's hardline immigration measures.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Uber on Tuesday will begin limiting drivers' access to its app in New York City to comply with regulation aimed at boosting drivers' pay and easing congestion in Manhattan, laws that Uber says will have unintended consequences.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The U.S. Supreme Court last week allowed a Trump administration rule to temporarily take effect that will radically reduce the number of migrants eligible to seek U.S. asylum. Judges and asylum officers are now being directed to implement it.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    California's governor on Monday ordered a public awareness campaign on health risks posed by a "youth epidemic" of vaping, but said he lacked authority to unilaterally ban flavored e-cigarettes that he said were deliberately marketed to children.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday it has activated its emergency operations center to coordinate the investigation into hundreds of cases of severe lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Negotiators for General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers were continuing talks Monday afternoon to resolve a strike that shut down the automaker's highly profitable U.S. operations.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Willie Elzy has been readying for a possible strike against General Motors Co for months and, pointing to a parking lot full of freshly built pickup trucks, he says it's clear the automaker has been preparing too.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Con Edison and eight other U.S. utilities mostly from Democratic-led states have filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration's plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants, which replaces a much tougher Obama-era rule.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    A group of women who said Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused them are not entitled to money damages from the United States even though federal prosecutors kept them in the dark about the financier's lenient non-prosecution agreement more than a decade ago, a Florida judge ruled on Monday.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Elon Musk on Monday said he did not intend to accuse a British diver of pedophilia by branding him a "pedo guy" on Twitter, as the Tesla Inc chief executive sought to dismiss a defamation lawsuit.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Casei Jones, 32, and her four children, were found dead in Georgia and a warrant has been issued for Casei Jones' husband, Michael Wayne Jones Jr.       
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Casei Jones, 32, and her four children, were found dead in Georgia and a warrant has been issued for Casei Jones' husband, Michael Wayne Jones Jr.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    President Donald Trump has ordered two former White House aides not to testify at a House of Representatives committee hearing on Tuesday as the panel considers whether to recommend impeaching Trump.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The United Auto Workers (UAW) went on strike at General Motors just after midnight Sunday and about 48,000 hourly workers at its facilities are headed for the picket lines in the morning, union officials said early Monday.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday that General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers union should "get together and make a deal." Trump tweeted about five hours before the union is set launch its first nationwide strike at GM in 12 years.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The chairman of the U.S. congressional committee responsible for launching any impeachment efforts said on Monday he is focused on investigating President Donald Trump, signaling that calls by some fellow Democrats for impeaching Trump's Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh would have to take a back seat.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Cars front man Ric Ocasek died peacefully over the weekend while recovering from surgery at his family's home in Manhattan, his wife, the actress and model Paulina Porizkova, said in an Instagram post on Monday.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
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  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation's largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh".
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Russian president says ready to help Saudi Arabia, proposing purchase of S-400 missiles for protection of oil plants.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has doubled down on her attacks on President Donald Trump’s ‘disgraceful’ allegiance to Saudi Arabia, eviscerating his ‘betrayal’ of her fellow soldiers and the US Constitution. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has doubled down on her attacks on President Donald Trump’s ‘disgraceful’ allegiance to Saudi Arabia, eviscerating his ‘betrayal’ of her fellow soldiers and the US Constitution. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Non-oil domestic exports to most of Singapore's top markets fell in August, except for China to which it rose 38.5%.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    An attack on Saudi oil facilities at the weekend has exposed the vulnerability of the kingdom to drone strikes and underscores how traditional air defences can be breached by new low-cost technology, experts say. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's biggest buyers of weapons and spent an estimated $65 billion on arms last year, mostly from the United States, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Its air defences include the latest radars, fighter jets such as the F-15, and Patriot missiles which are meant to intercept missiles fired from enemy territory.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    GM and the UAW continued bargaining Monday after a nationwide strike started Sunday. The talks are tense, with health care as a key issue.       
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Burnett: Trump loves to issue threats then do nothing  CNN
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    It's not the first time Trump has called for an investigation into Barack Obama's book deal, despite many former presidents publishing books after leaving office.       
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Is the creature in the Yangtze a monster, a snake - or something less animated altogether?
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The climate crisis is so severe the actions of the denialists are now an immediate threat to our childrenIn this age of rapidly melting glaciers, terrifying megafires and ever more puissant hurricanes, of acidifying and rising oceans, it is hard to believe that any further prod to climate action is needed.But the reality is that we continue to live in a business-as-usual world. Our media is filled with enthusiastic announcements about new fossil fuel projects, or the unveiling of the latest fossil-fuelled supercar, as if there’s no relationship between such things and climate change. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    DNA from historical museum specimens may help save the giant salamander from extinction in the wild.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    In the middle of Spring 2020 presentations, influential designer announces he is leaving label he co-foundedFashion’s enfant terrible Demna Gvasalia quit his uber-hip streetwear brand Vetements, in a move that shocked the industry. Related: ‘I don’t think elegance is relevant’: Vetements’ Demna Gvasalia, the world’s hottest designer Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Hospital admissions are rising at nearly three times the rate of the nurse workforce, the RCN says.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The Argentine government will step up security in the Vaca Muerta oil fields by placing the shale formation under the jurisdiction of the military police, the Ministry of Security said on Monday.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    A medicine for enlarged prostates may benefit brain cells damaged by Parkinson's, scientists find.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    A scheme that allows people to contest sentences in England and Wales is to be expanded.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    When Rep. Steve Scalise arrived at the White House with other top Republicans to talk about gun control measures last week, he brought along the unique perspective of also being a shooting survivor       
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Rachell wrote:This was never really about nukesI have to disagree, Iran under the mullahs faced an attack by Saddam funded by the rest of the Sunni Gulf states. Knowing it doesn't have the money or the miltary might to curtail any future atatck, Irans plan of action has been to:1) Spread itself wide (lebanon/Yemen/Nigeria/Iraq/Syria)2) Use those areas in serial 1 to launch atatcks on its enemies3) Seed problems in areas of high Shia popualtions in gulf states in which to keep the Sunni arabs off balance regards Iran (Saudi.Bahrain/Kuwait/Iraq/UAE)4) Whislt the arab world deals with shia issues at home, it frees Iran to develop its ballistic missile program
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  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Mark WilsonA top State Department official told Congress Monday evening that the Saudis view the massive attack on their oil infrastructure as their 9/11, according to two congressional sources.After a national security meeting this morning, President Donald Trump told reporters that it was “looking” like the attack over the weekend emanated from Iran but that the U.S. would wait for Saudi to conduct an investigation into the strikes. Brian Hook, the Trump administration’s special representative for Iran, made the 9/11 during a telephone briefing on Capitol Hill about the administration’s latest thinking on the attack. Hook communicated the reaction from Riyadh and said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would be headed to the country soon. Several individuals on the call said Hook’s update was thin, but said the administration had made available to lawmakers intelligence about the attack that they could review under a classified setting. CNN first tweeted that Hook told Congressional staffers that the Saudis view this as “their 9/11.”The 9/11 reference, made less than a week after the 18th anniversary of the attack which killed over 3,000 Americans, came despite the uncomfortable fact that 13 of the 19 hijackers who attacked the U.S. on that day were Saudi citizens. Last week, the Trump administration pledged to reveal the name of a Saudi official investigated by the FBI for a possible role in the 9/11 attacks. “From an American perspective, it seems like a trivialization of the tragedy of 9/11, and perhaps offensively so, but from a Saudi point of view it is a way of explaining their shock to Americans,” said Hussein Ibish, a senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute. We’re a Lot Closer to War in the Middle East Than You’ve Been ToldThe White House did not provide comment for this story. However, a source with direct knowledge says that Trump was briefed on the situation in Saudi Arabia with an official using the same 9/11 comparison. Trump appeared “unmoved” by the analogy, the source noted. The National Security Council declined to comment when reached by The Daily Beast.Hook’s call comes as President Trump grapples with how to respond to the attacks. That decision is confused, in part, because of the departure of his former National Security Adviser John Bolton. Bolton, one of the main architects of the administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran, was an advocate for maintaining a tough stance with Tehran. Pompeo and Hook, too, are known to favor exerting both economic, political, and possibly military pressure on Tehran. Trump has long said he does not seek war with Iran, but has not said definitively what he envisions as the best way to move forward. The strikes on the Saudi infrastructure have set off a sense of chaos inside the White House and in the halls of the Pentagon as officials draw up proposals for the president on how to respond.  Despite the 9/11 rhetoric, the kingdom isn’t matching the apparent behind-the-scenes alarm with a similar tone in public. On Monday, the Saudi foreign ministry said it would invite experts from the United Nations to investigate the site of the attack. “I think there is a clear argument to be made that Iran’s attack was an act of war. But, at least in public, Saudi Arabia has been very cautious, going out of their way to involve the international community and buy time,” Aaron Stein, director of the Middle East program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, told The Daily Beast. “I can imagine there are many war decision makers in the kingdom, concerned the air strikes won’t solve their problem and just escalate things further.”The light touch in public appears to be a stalling move, according to Dr. Afshon Ostovar, a scholar at the Naval Postgraduate School. “Riyadh's somewhat muted statements so far seem designed to to give it time and space to think through its options, both military and diplomatic,” Ostovar said. “A military engagement with Iran would inexorably lead to more insecurity, a weak response would embolden the culprits. That’s the heart of the Saudi's dilemma. In some sense, that's also the dilemma for Washington.”The attack on Saudi oil facilities comes as the Kingdom increasingly finds itself surrounded by Iranian missile capabilities. To the south, since the Saudi-led military coalition first intervened in Yemen’s civil war in 2015, Iran has equipped Houthi rebels with short-range ballistic missiles, which the insurgents have used to rocket Saudi territory as far away as the capital in Riyadh. To the north, Shia militias reportedly launched Iranian drones from southern Iraq in attacks against Saudi oil infrastructure back in May and a number of reports have pointed to Iranian ballistic missiles stored in Iraq. And to the east, Iran has continued to develop both its ballistic and cruise missile capabilities despite the “maximum pressure” campaign to squeeze Tehran launched in May of 2018.Houthi officials claimed that the group had carried out the attack on the Abqaiq oil processing facility and the Khurais oil field using 10 drones along with help from an unnamed source of “cooperation from inside the Kingdom.”But a number of reports, along with photos of apparent missile wreckage at the scene of the attacks, point to the use of cruise missiles for the attack with Iran, and not Houthi rebels, as the attackers.On Saturday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for the attack and tweeted that Iran was responsible and that there was “no evidence the attacks came from Yemen”—a point echoed by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry in a speech on Monday. Satellite imagery released by the Trump administration also appears to contradict the Houthi account of a 10-drone attack. The photos show at least 17 different impact points at the oil facilities struck over the weekend.Experts also say wreckage found in Saudi Arabia points to a cruise missile attack potentially leveraging Iranian technology. “We have broad reason to suspect that the pictures of debris in the Saudi desert show a Quds 1,” says Fabian Hinz, an expert on Iranian missiles at the Middlebury Institute of International ...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    President Donald Trump said Monday that the U.S. has reached initial trade agreements with Japan on tariff barriers and digital trade that will not require congressional approval.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    These tigers were rescued from an infamous tourist attraction. Then 86 died in government custody.  Washington PostHalf of the 147 Tigers Rescued From a Thai Temple Have Died  TIMEMore Than Half the Tigers Rescued from Thailand Tiger Temple Are Dead  NewsweekView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Dozens of students say they were "traumatised" by investigations that left them feeling unsafe on campus.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Venezuela’s Maduro Trains Sights on Opposition’s Last Bastion: Congress  The New York TimesHugo Carvajal: Spain denies US extradition request  BBC NewsFears of military conflict between Venezuela and Colombia as tensions over Maduro government escalate  The Washington PostVenezuela's opposition says Norway-mediated dialogue with Maduro 'is finished'  ReutersVenezuela opposition: Norway-mediated talks with Maduro are over  Aljazeera.comView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    This was never really about nukes and was always about control of oil. That said, we can not now know if the Iranian regime already has nukes purchased from N. Korea.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    President Maduro’s Socialist Party legislators are retaking their seats in Congress, threatening the power base of Juan Guaidó, the congressional leader who has also claimed the presidency.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Iran seizes another oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz as Gulf crisis erupts  Express.co.ukIran detains United Arab Emirates-bound ship, crew for alleged diesel smuggling amid regional tensions: report  Fox NewsIran says it seized another tanker in the Gulf after Aramco attacks  Business InsiderIran says it seized a new vessel for diesel smuggling  Aljazeera.comIran seizes vessel in Gulf for allegedly smuggling diesel – reports  The GuardianView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) seized on Monday an oil tanker with 11 people on board flying the UAE flag. Fars News Agency reported that the ship, which was carrying 250.000 litters of “smuggled diesel”,1) The Iranians say they have apprehended a ship, not a tanker2) 250000 litres equals 66043 US gallons for perspective:Fuel capacity of some shipsOcean-going tugboat (90–150 feet): 90,000–190,000 gallonsPuget Sound jumbo ferry (440 feet): 130,000 gallonsMicrosoft co-founder Paul Allen’s yacht M/V Octopus (416 feet): 224,000 gallonsPanamax container ship that passes through the Panama Canal (960 feet): 1.5–2 million gallons3) In order to visualise the amount of fuel in question a DOT-111 fuel tanker (Pulled by trains) across the US holds 34,000 gallons. So the fuel in question is the equivalent to 2 rail cars. Google it and go to pictures to see what I mean. As i state above, this ship was and is not a tanker.It seems that Iran is simply playing silly sods for silly sods sake. Not a tanker and from the video on Press TV a very small ship indeed. More like the ship refueled at at Iranian port , which goes with the video shown on Iranian TV of the ships fuel tanks being pumped out.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Around 12 engines called to multi-storey apartment block in Clapton area of HackneyDozens of firefighters tackled a fire burning across five floors of a block of flats in east London.London fire brigade said 12 engines were called to the Clapton area of Hackney shortly before 10.40pm. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Around 12 engines called to multi-storey apartment block in Clapton area of HackneyDozens of firefighters tackled a fire burning across five floors of a block of flats in east London.London fire brigade said 12 engines were called to the Clapton area of Hackney shortly before 10.40pm. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    West Texas Intermediate futures as well as international benchmark Brent both gained more than 14% in the overnight session.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Facility know as Vector is one of only two sites holding the smallpox virus and also houses Ebola samplesA gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian lab that houses viruses ranging from smallpox to Ebola, authorities have said. Related: Smallpox virus: crunch time for the fate of a global killer Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Facility know as Vector is one of only two sites holding the smallpox virus and also houses Ebola samplesA gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian lab that houses viruses ranging from smallpox to Ebola, authorities have said. Related: Smallpox virus: crunch time for the fate of a global killer Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    President faces challenge of addressing Papuan demands and keeping country intact amid calls for independence.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Sara Gideon, a Democratic challenger of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has repeatedly criticized Collins for voting last year to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanuagh.       
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Yet more dishonesty and ignorance totally unrelated to the article being discussed. and showing mental unbalance.You lie. The Arab Nations and Muslim people were not responsible for what happened in Europe in part due to the Zionists who create anti-Jewish feelings. No wonder a true Jew assiniated a leader of the German Zionist Federation.If there is another war it will cause grievous harm to people in West Asia and totally destroy the State of Israel.On the real relevant subject, I fully agree with the BBC as detailed in the Middle East Monitor.The territory designated as Palestine in the1920s by the League of Nations then the United Nations in 1945, Part of this in 1947 in breach of the UN Charter was allocated to be a Jewish state,with the result the Palestinian people have suffered cruelly ever since. Israel,the 1948 creation of Zionists based on 19thcentury German nationalist political beliefs, with the support of the USSR, is a stain on the Jewish religion. I also fully agree with the BBC and the UN that the Jewish settlements on the land of the state of Palestine is a flagrant disregard for international law.You have absolutely no true knowledge of the history of the Jewish religion since it was created by Palestinians just over two thousand years ago to replace the existing Pagan religion of Yahweh and Astarte.Your pathetic, dishonest and ignorant comment is irrelevant,
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Mohamed Ali revealed that Al-Sisi built six palaces, connected by underground tunnels, in the Camp Huckstep military base in 2014. Camp Huckstep is situated next to Cairo international airport on its eastern side. Go onto google maps and have a butchers. If you can spot one palace, never mind six then you have better eye sight than I and I dont wear glasses. What does that tell me, the above is just another lie. hey don't take my word for , go on google maps and check it out yourself.
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  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Precious metals traders at JP Morgan made millions through fraudulent trades, operating a sprawling criminal conspiracy to manipulate prices, according to the US Justice Department, which appears to be signaling a crackdown. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Attacks on Saudi oil plants will not have much impact on U.S. oil production in the short term, Chevron Chief Executive Michael Wirth told CNBC in an interview on Monday.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    U.S. and Saudi officials reject claims by Yemen’s Houthi rebels that they carried out the strike.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States was "locked and loaded" for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, after a senior U.S. administration official said Iran was to blame.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    (Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy has been on trial ever since he became prime minister eight weeks ago, and on Tuesday his lawyers will defend it in the U.K.’s highest court.Fresh from being lambasted by a fellow European leader after he opted out of a joint news conference Monday, Johnson will see his decision to suspend Parliament under scrutiny in the first of three days of hearings at the U.K.’s Supreme Court in London.“People think that we’ve somehow stopped Parliament from scrutinizing Brexit, what absolute nonsense,” Johnson told the BBC in an interview broadcast Monday evening. “Parliament will be able to scrutinize the deal that I hope we will be able to do both before and after the European Council on Oct. 17.”Johnson’s defiance came after a day of talks that suggested the two sides are no closer to reaching a Brexit agreement. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker complained the U.K. still hasn’t put forward any concrete proposals and Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel criticized Johnson after he refused to appear alongside him at a press conference.Hard FeelingsA noisy demonstration, in which protesters could be heard shouting “dirty liar” as music blared, prompted Johnson’s team to ask their hosts in Luxembourg to move the event indoors -- but the request was denied and Johnson decided to leave the chaotic scene.Bettel pressed on alone and, gesturing to the empty podium next to him, said it is time for Johnson to “stop speaking and act” to find a Brexit agreement. The U.K. prime minister and his Conservative Party are responsible for “the mess we’re in at the moment,” Bettel said.“Our people need to know what is going to happen to them in six weeks’ time. They need clarity, they need stability and they need certainty,” Bettel told reporters. “You can’t hold their future hostage for party political gains.”It was an ignominious end to a day that started with Johnson expressing hope for a deal. The U.K. is due to leave the EU on Oct. 31, and Johnson has said he is determined to leave the bloc by then, even if that means doing so with no divorce agreement in place.Undeterred by Monday’s setbacks, Johnson said he is still “cautiously optimistic” agreement can be reached.‘Take Some Work’“The big picture is that the commission would like to do a deal,” Johnson told the BBC in an interview after the talks. The EU president is “highly intelligent” and wants a deal, the premier said. “But clearly it’s going to take some work.”Juncker’s team said the U.K. has still not presented any proposals and it’s their “responsibility to come forward with legally operational solutions” to allow the free flow of goods between the Republic of Ireland, which is in the bloc, and Northern Ireland, which is in the U.K.Read more - Why Johnson’s Brexit Path Can’t Avoid Irish Border: QuickTakeJohnson said he is offering alternative arrangements for the Irish border, the main sticking point in talks with the bloc, though refused to give specifics. “There’s a limit to how much the details benefit from publicity before we’ve actually done the deal,” he told the BBC.‘Obey the Law’While the atmosphere around the table was friendly, a breakthrough was no closer to being reached, one EU official said.With patience running out in Europe, and his room to compromise strictly limited, Johnson is doubling down on his plan to take the U.K. out of the bloc with no deal at all on Oct. 31, setting up a further showdown with the courts after this week’s proceedings.The prime minister’s officials have indicated he will defy a new law designed to force him to seek a delay to Brexit rather than allow a no-deal split next month. Instead, they are preparing to go to court to “test” the new legislation.Johnson said he would not breach the law but didn’t go into detail of how he would get around the vote in Parliament that requires him to ask the EU for an extension on Oct. 19 if he can’t reach a new agreement by then.“I will uphold the constitution, I will obey the law, but we will come out on Oct. 31,” Johnson said.The constitution will be at the center of the Supreme Court proceedings this week after Scottish judges ruled against Johnson’s suspension of Parliament. It was “an egregious case of a clear failure to comply with generally accepted standards of behavior of public authorities,” Judge Philip Brodie said in the ruling.Lawyers for the government will argue that the Scottish court was wrong when it ruled that Johnson’s suspension - or prorogation - of Parliament, announced Aug. 28, was intended to stymie lawmakers’ scrutiny of Brexit and was therefore unlawful.The 11 Supreme Court judges will also hear an appeal from a group who failed to convince judges in the English Courts that Johnson’s decision was an abuse of power. The hearings are scheduled to run until Thursday and the court may not rule until next week.\--With assistance from Jonathan Browning and Jonathan Stearns.To contact the reporter on this story: Thomas Penny in London at tpenny@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tim Ross at tross54@bloomberg.net, Robert JamesonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Rich Hogge survived a fall from a cliff into water below during a Colorado trip and captured the entire incident on a camera attached to his helmet.       
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Actually Iran has everything to gain and everything to lose1) An increase in oil prices makes up for the reduction in oil sales due to US sanctions. look back at how oil prices rise after an oil tanker has been taken. However that avenue has now been reduced as more nations are patrolling the area and any attack on a NATO ship entails a NATO responce.2) The other side of the coin is that Iran has been surreptitiously engaged in developing its nuclear weapons program whilst Iran claims it isn't , it has more than one reserch lab including access to North Koreas nuke program which it funds. So in increasing the tempo as we have seen, it appears that Tehran is looking as somebody to strike back and strike back hard. Naturally a hospital, school or even a wedding party will be destroyed (But by Iranian hands) and using such as an excuse, it will (In Irans and its sycohants eyes) allow it to proclaim to the world that in order to defend itself from a nuclear power, it will start to develop a nuclear weapon.3) Why would the houthi lie for a western strike on Saudi oil, seeing as they have been complaining about Western support for Saudi Arabia for the past 4 years4) Photo evidence of a crashed UAV from the above strike shows an Iranian Quds cruise missile. On inspecting the remains it shows that the Quds is of a much later iteration than those used previously used byt he Houthi and that these modifications are quite recent. Seeing as all Quds missiles are built in Iran, it doesn't take a genuis to work who is really pointing them in the direction of Iran.5) As for Radar, you preprogram your cruise missiles to avoid radar coverage, seeing as the the most likley points of attack have been from the north west side of Yemen onto targets on the western side of SA, Radar will be concentrated there. After video surfaced of drones flying over kuwait, it appears that the fligth plan orginated from the opposite direction from areas not normally used in an attack.6) If the Saudis decided to throw caution to the wind, using just their storm shadow missiles, they can totally destroy the entire oil prooducing caperbility of Iran. Yes that will give Iran the excuse it needs to go down the nuke path. But with all its revenue gone, it will face increased pressure from the plebs and that could prove fatal to the mad mullahs.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The former Venezuelan intelligence chief is accused by the US of drug trafficking offences.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    A Royal Horticultural Society collection of family photos show gardening during World War Two
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Donald Trump is in New Mexico tonight for a campaign rally, the latest sign his 2020 reelection team believes he can carry the Land of Enchantment in 2020.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Yet more of your irrelevant and dishonest rubbish.You lie. The Ottomans did not discourage Jews to immigrate.The clear evidence is the ten of thousands who were allowed to enter the Empire.The Mandate for Palestine awarded Great Britain by the League of Nations.did allow migration. The British in breach of the Mandate conditions allowed more in than the existing population wanted as it was destroying the existing culture and land holding of the indigenous people whose ancestral homeland it was.. I fully agree with the BBC as detailed in the Middle East Monitor. The territory designated as Palestine in the1920s by the League of Nations then the United Nations in 1945, Part of this in 1947 in breach of the UN Charter was allocated to be a Jewish state,with the result the Palestinian people have suffered cruelly ever since. Israel,the 1948 creation of Zionists based on 19thcentury German nationalist political beliefs, with the support of the USSR, is a stain on the Jewish religion. I also fully agree with the BBC and the UN that the Jewish settlements on the land of the state of Palestine is a flagrant disregard for international law.You have absolutely no true knowledge of the history of the Jewish religion since it was created by Palestinians just over two thousand years ago to replace the existing Pagan religion of Yahweh and Astarte.Your pathetic, dishonest and ignorant opinion is utterly irrelevant,
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The style of attack used against oil plants in Saudi Arabia that knocked out half of the country's production on Saturday is unlikely to be a risk in the United States, energy and security experts say.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The world's largest amphibian is this newly discovered giant salamander  CNNWorld's biggest amphibian 'discovered' in museum  BBC NewsScientists discover the 'world's biggest amphibian'  Daily MailLondon Zoo discovers largest amphibian in the world, which they unknowingly exhibited for 20 years  The TelegraphView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly dropped a political bombshell on Washington when they published an excerpt of their book on Brett Kavanaugh describing an additional incident from the Supreme Court justice's time at Yale in the 1980s that didn't come out during his contentious confirmation hearings last year.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declined to comment on a newspaper report that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had invited him to visit Pyongyang and said conditions were not ready yet for such a visit.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Military leaders are concerned about the possibility of a costly conflict with Iran, suspected in the attacks.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    More irrelevant ignorance and dishonesty from Tzatz the Ignoramus.You lie. Muslims have never attempted to annihilate the Jewish people, Like in all rellgions there are some extremists who are not true followers of the beliefs. Zionists are a case in the Jewish religion.. I fully agree with the BBC as well detailed in the Middle East Monitor. The territory designated as Palestine in the1920s by the League of Nations then the United Nations in 1945, Part of this in 1947 in breach of the UN Charter was allocated to be a Jewish state,with the result the Palestinian people have suffered cruelly ever since. Israel,the 1948creation of Zionists based on 19thcentury German nationalist political beliefs, with the support of the USSR, is a stain on the Jewish religion. I also fully agree with the BBC and the UN that the Jewish settlements on the land of the state of Palestine is a flagrant disregard for international law.You have absolutely no true knowledge of the rich history of the Jewish religion since it was created by Palestinians just over two thousand years ago to replace the existing Pagan religion of Yahweh and Astarte.Your pathetic, dishonest and ignorant comment and opinion is irrelevant,
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    County lines often involve the exploitation of teenagers
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Critics say Trump’s serial dishonesty makes it harder to gather allies to counter Iran’s likely role in an attack on Saudi Arabia.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Five things that matter about Israel's second election in just five months.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Five things that matter about Israel's second election in just five months.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini should easily defeat a no-confidence vote on Tuesday, but his government is being increasingly damaged by revelations about the reach of the main suspect in the 2018 murder of a journalist into state offices.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    If you had even a basic education and practice of honesty you would not write such rubbish totaly irrelevant to the article under discussion.I fully agree with the BBC as detailed in the Middle East Monitor.The territory designated as Palestine in the1920s by the League of Nations then the United Nations in 1945, Part of this in 1947 in breach of the UN Charter was allocated to be a Jewish state,with the resultthe Palestinian people have suffered cruelly ever since. Israel,the 1948 creation of Zionists based on 19thcentury German nationalist political beliefs, with the support of the USSR, is a stain on the Jewish religion. I also fully agree with the BBC and the UN that the Jewish settlements on the land of the state of Palestine is a flagrant disregard for international law.You have absolutely no true knowledge of the rich history of the Jewish religion since it was created by Palestinians just over two thousand years ago to replace the existing Pagan religion of Yahweh and Astarte.Your pathetic, dishonest and ignorant comment and opinion is totally irrelevant,
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Founders of the Women's March are leaving the organization's board after facing allegations of anti-Semitism, which they deny, that threatened to overshadow the work of grassroots activists.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    How social media became an information battleground for anti-government protesters and Algeria's rulers.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    A new art show brings the influential noughties New York post-punk scene to life in all its filthy glory.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    A new art show brings the influential noughties New York post-punk scene to life in all its filthy glory.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    ISIS leader calls for ‘caliphate soldiers’ to free detainees from camps, continue attacks  Fox News‘Badly injured’ ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi calls for more terror attacks on the West in rare audio four  The SunIslamic State Releases Purported Audio Message From Leader Baghdadi  The Wall Street JournalISIS Leader Says "Daily Operations" Underway In Purported Audio Message  NDTV NewsIsis leader purportedly urges members to free detainees from camps  The GuardianView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    A steel plant in Taranto moves to tackle pollution, but locals say it is too little, too late.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    A steel plant in Taranto moves to tackle pollution, but locals say it is too little, too late.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Technology is helping stamp collectors to share their passion and keep rogue operators at bay.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Another dishonest rant of no relevance to the article being discussed I fully agree with the BBC as well detailed in the Middle East Monitor.The territory designated as Palestine in the 1920s by the League of Nations then the United Nations in 1945, Part of this in 1947 in breach of the UN Charter was allocated to be a Jewish state,with the result the Palestinian people have suffered cruelly ever since. Israel,the 1948 creation of Zionists based on 19thcentury German nationalist political beliefs, with the support of the USSR, is a stain on the Jewish religion. I also fully agree with the BBC and the UN that the Jewish settlements on the land of the state of Palestine is a flagrant disregard for international law.You have absolutely no true knowledge of the well documented history of the Jewish religion since it was created by Palestinians just over two thousand years ago to replace the existing Pagan religion of Yahweh and Astarte.Your pathetic, dishonest and ignorant opinion is irrelevant,.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a battle for political survival in a closely fought election on Tuesday that could end his 10-year domination of national politics.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Despite experiencing some prejudice, Tulsi Vagjiani says she is determined to travel with an open mind.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The Wallabies are not to be underestimated as their head coach has moulded a side in his own abrasive, confrontational image Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Government plans to extend ‘unduly lenient’ scheme to range of new offencesStalkers, domestic abusers and paedophiles face having their jail sentences increased if victims or members of the public complain their punishment is too lenient as the government continues to roll out its tough-on-crime agenda.The unduly lenient scheme (ULS) gives anyone the power to ask the attorney general to consider referring a sentence to the court of appeal for reconsideration – where it could then be increased if deemed unduly lenient. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Money will go towards testing tools including voice analysis on child abuse image databaseArtificial intelligence could be used to help catch paedophiles operating on the dark web, the Home Office has announced.The government has pledged to spend more money on the child abuse image database, which since 2014 has allowed police and other law enforcement agencies to search seized computers and other devices for indecent images of children quickly, against a record of 14m images, to help identify victims. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    A salamander that lived at London Zoo for 20 years has turned out to be a new species which could be the largest amphibian in the world. The animal, which was kept at the zoo in the Twenties and later preserved at the Natural History Museum, was thought to be a Chinese giant salamander, but tests from 17 specimens held at the museum showed it was completely a new species that was actually bigger than its cousin. The amphibian, which has been called the South China giant salamander, was held by the museum for 74 years and is presumed to still live in the wild. When it lived at London Zoo, scientists in the 1920s had abandoned proposals that it could be a new species. The same salamander has now been used to define the characteristics of the new species. A new species of giant salamander - possibly the largest amphibian in the world - has been identified from a dead specimen that has been on display at the Natural History Museum for 74 years. Credit: SWNS/ZSL  The South China giant salamander can reach nearly two metres and is the largest of the 8,000 amphibian species alive today, scientists from ZSL and London’s Natural History Museum said. Analysing tissue samples from wild salamanders and the DNA specimens scientists revealed three genetic lineages. These were from different river systems and mountain ranges across China and could have diverged more than three million years ago. Professor Samuel Turvey, of the ZSL and lead author of the study published today in Ecology and Evolution journal said: “The decline in wild Chinese giant salamander numbers has been catastrophic, mainly due to recent overexploitation for food. “We hope that this new understanding of their species diversity has arrived in time to support their successful conservation.”
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  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Taiwan accused China on Monday of trying to influence its presidential and legislative elections after the Solomon Islands cut off ties with Taipei.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Editorial: It is not Luxembourg's duty to shield Boris Johnson from the public revulsion he has earned  The IndependentBoris Johnson to 'see what judges say' on recalling Parliament  BBC NewsBrexit news: Boris Johnson had a really bad day in Luxembourg  Vox.comMark Ruffalo smashes Boris Johnson's Hulk comparison  CNNMean, moody, or a mope? If Boris is the Hulk, which Hulk is he?  The GuardianView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    An all-electric pickup truck and an advanced battery system will be part of the $7 billion that General Motors Co has pledged to invest in the United States as parts of contract talks with the United Auto Workers.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    You should actually read the article being discussed before making a dishonest and ignorant comment. I fully agree with the BBC as detailed in the Middle East Monitor.The territory designated as Palestine in the1920s by the League of Nations then the United Nations in 1945, Part of this in 1947 in breach of the UN Charter was allocated to be a Jewish state,with the result the Palestinian people have suffered cruelly ever since. Israel,the 1948 creation of Zionists based on 19thcentury German nationalist political beliefs, with the support of the USSR, is a stain on the Jewish religion. I also fully agree with the BBC and the UN that the Jewish settlements on the land of the state of Palestine is a flagrant disregard for international law.You have absolutely no true knowledge of the history of the Jewish religion since it was created by Palestinians just over two thousand years ago to replace the existing Pagan religion of Yahweh and Astarte.Your pathetic, dishonest and ignorant opinion is irrelevant, your comments would score you F minus in the kindergarten
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    As several Democratic presidential candidates called for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, newly disclosed allegations are reviving questions about the rush to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee at the height of the #MeToo movement. The Senate confirmed Kavanaugh last October after emotional, widely watched hearings over an allegation of a sexual assault from his high school years. The vote provided a signature achievement for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, fulfilling a long-held Republican desire to pack the Supreme Court and much of the federal judiciary with conservatives.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Those children whom you killing in Gaza...........every week...........are they infidel or apostates?Israel executes more children (Palestinians) per captia than any other nations of the world
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The partially melted reactor core from the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history could remain in Idaho for another 20 years if regulators finalize a license extension sought by the U.S. Energy Department, officials said Monday. The core from Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania partially melted in 1979, an event that changed the way Americans view nuclear technology. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined there would be no significant impact from extending the license to store the core at the 890-square-mile (2,305-square-kilometer) site that includes Idaho National Laboratory.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    International Trade Secretary Liz Truss tells a court a promise to halt export licences was broken.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    They all should be pre-emptively killed before they kill any innocent
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    My appetite is humble, my wealth more often poorand my voice, the voice for reason of my kin, long of this shoreMy history? Redemption, where love is more my guidethan the power and calculation that so holds my brother’s eyeJust as yesteryear when slaver sought to sanction this divideand did once trade upon our difference, to thereby proffer web of liesAnd so, presume, through strength tradition and through might to keep apart To pursue the fruit of torture, as divine and even smart
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    On tour in Africa, American officials said the U.S. would keep providing aid. But Congo’s response has been uneven, and the former health minister has been jailed.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Ric Ocasek's family has issued a statement about The Cars frontman's death. Paula Porizkova, the rocker's estranged wife, posted to Instagram Monday.       
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The arrest of a top Canadian police officer on charges of leaking secret information could hurt intelligence operations by allied nations, the head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said on Monday.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    More dishonesty by Tzatz the Infantile Ignoramus of ill repute.You lie. The Mission Statement of the British Mandate for Palestine. is well set out in its Article 8, 11, 13, and 18. The Mandatory shall see that complete freedom of conscience and the free exercise of all forms of worship, subject only to the maintenance of public order and morals, are ensured to all. No discrimination of any kind shall be made between the inhabitants of Palestine on the ground of race, religion or language.You lie. There is no mention of 'between the River and the Sea'. You are confused by the Zionist phrase 'From the Brook to the River'.You are falsely misleading. The Mandate specifically states Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favor of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, it being clearly understood that nothing should be done which might prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine. This would ensure Jews would feel at home in the state of Palestine as it would the expected 85% of the population who were non Jewish..Besides learning a few basic facts, ,you should also learn to type correctly and stop the error of so many incorrect capital letters.which result in your comment being a farce,Tzatz , you are a pathetic disgrace to Canada, your claimed religion and your family.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Beto O'Rourke responded to criticism about his remarks on his gun control plan, saying of Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell pretending to be interested, "sh--, that is not enough."       
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The United Nations has apologized to Spain for having mistakenly attributed the devastating 1937 bombing of the town of Guernica to Spanish Republican forces, a spokesman said Monday. The aerial bombardment of the town was actually carried out by Nazi German and Italian Fascist forces that were supporting their Spanish ally Francisco Franco. "The United Nations were made aware over the weekend that the UN Gift Management website incorrectly attributed the historical atrocities at Guernica, depicted in the tapestry by Pablo Picasso, to the Republic of Spain," Stephane Dujarric said.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Vegetables are pictured during the opening day of the "Grüne Woche" (green week) agricultural fair in Berlin on January 18, 2019 (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Gillis apologised for the remarks saying he was a comedian "who pushes boundaries".
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Egypt says Ethiopia has "summarily rejected" its plan for key aspects of operating a giant dam the East African nation is building on the Nile, while dismissing Ethiopia's own proposal as "unfair and inequitable".
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance sent subpoena to accounting firm Mazars USA, which says it will ‘fully comply’Follow the latest in US politics – live updatesDonald Trump faces a new battle over the release of his tax returns after New York prosecutors issued a subpoena for them.Trump is the first US president in nearly 40 years not to release his tax information, despite having promised to do so during his 2016 election campaign. He has resisted pressure from Democrats and watchdogs demanding greater transparency. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his government would work to strengthen military cooperation with Turkey and that talks to develop new weapons with Ankara were already underway. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Herod as King served. So as to servegold on gold. Grand castles in the sky With the passion of one fallenAll heil. I heard him mutteringNot for me, this infernal sufferingFor Death delivers and Her servants must obey
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Rideshare companies benefit America but shouldn't cheat drivers and passengers. Calling workers contractors costs taxpayers billions a year: Our view       
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Tesla founder denies defaming cave rescue hero he groundlessly labelled 'child rapist'
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Shane Gillis, one of three new cast members, was dismissed by 'SNL,' which says it regrets not properly vetting new cast members.      
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Uber agrees workers must be protected. We’ve proposed a progressive approach to ensure security and flexibility, writes chief legal officer Tony West      
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    When Jewish terrorists pretending as refugees attempted to get off from MS St Louis, US did not allow those coward terrorists to enter in US—and for good reason.Palestinians were fool enough to welcome those scums...they all should have been killed for the offence of crossing borders —-just like now Jews are killing Palestinians at the Gaza border.One should not show sympathy towards snakes—That is what Martin Luther had warned well in advance
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has paid $4.07 billion of its latest round of compensation for farmers suffering from the trade war with China as of Monday, Communications Director Michawn Rich said in an email to Reuters.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    A firefighter was killed and eight others were injured when a powerful propane explosion destroyed a new building Monday in Farmington, Maine.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Republican Greg Abbott held special session about transgender toilets in 2017
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Trump says it 'certainly' looks like Iran was behind Saudi Arabia oil plants attacks, but US wants 'definitive' proof.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday that the US military is preparing a response to the attack on major Saudi Arabia oil facilities. After briefing President Donald Trump in the White House, Esper singled out Iran as undermining international order, without directly pinning blame on Tehran for the attack. "The United States military, with our interagency team, is working with our partners to address this unprecedented attack and defend the international rules-based order that is being undermined by Iran," he said in a tweet.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Good article. I read elsewhere that the strikes came from the direction of Iraq. How is this reconciled with the Houthis taking responsibility? Also, with all the radar and advanced weapons the Saudis have, why did they fail to prevent this attack? Many unanswered questions. But I don't believe Pompeo that the culprit was Iran. Iran has nothing to gain. The globalists who want war with Iran do have something to gain. Is it possible the Houthis are lying and the attacks were a false flag?
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Civilizations’ debateA combative hostilityMuch in your faceWhen facing 'other'But what ground for trust? As you kick my brother
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Al Mazrouei stressed his confidence in KSA's ability to overcome the consequences of this incident.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    UAE's Wadeema Law guarantees a child's rights, including protection, education and proper care.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    "My eyes welled up when I heard of the Sharjah Ruler's gesture."
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    'Financial literacy is as important as any other subject children study at school.'
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Shah's pitch for linguistic unity has expectedly and ironically divided the public.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    "This strike didn't come from Yemen territory as the Houthi militia are pretending"
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Saudi Arabia pumps 9.9 million bpd of which seven million bpd is destined for export.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Know your legal rights in the UAE.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    RTA inspects manufacturing of train equipment for Route 2020 in Poland.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    The Ruler has taken notice of such pleas earlier as well.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Amer Al Ali will exhibit his works under the title 'A Portrait of Heritage'.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    A man arrested in the 2016 death of a woman in Palm Beach has also been genetically linked to the slayings of three women in Daytona Beach.
  • Tuesday 17 September, 2019
    Arcola, LondonGothic sound design and a trio of sharp central performances lend this version of Lisa D’Amour’s rather mystifying play some definitionLisa D’Amour’s play is as weird as its title suggests. First seen in Texas in 2001, it is a mixture of ghost story, prose poem and paean to nature. Even if I found much of it impenetrable, I was impressed by Jessica Lazar’s production and the discipline of its performers.We are confronted by three largely chair-bound figures who inhabit a deserted trailer park due for demolition. In the middle is Irene, an immured 25-year-old mother who spends her days licking stamps and who claims: “Outside is a state of mind.” On her right is her home-educated, imaginative 10-year-old daughter, Annabella. The third figure, who gives the play its title, is a shape-shifting creature who the daughter – like the golem of Jewish myth – has made out of mud and becomes both her alter ego and an embodiment of animalistic wildness. This last character is reminiscent of the protagonist of Caryl Churchill’s The Skriker and, if I understand the play correctly, it suggests that mortals need to absorb her adaptability and capacity for change. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    More dishonest stupidity from Tzatz the Infantile Ignoramus,You lie. It is you are the hogwash, the rubbish of the pig pen.You lie. I am not a Muslim but a person well educated in Jewish beliefs, culture and history.You lie. The Muslims have never attempted to annihilate the Jewish people. It was Zionist terrorist gangs who stated annihilating Muslims to steal their land.Tzatz you are a pathetic disgrace to Canada, your claimed religion and your family.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    A Wisconsin man suspected of running an illegal operation to manufacture vaping cartridges flew to California last month to get THC oil in bulk to fill thousands of cartridges to sell, prosecutors said Monday in charging documents. Authorities in Kenosha, Wisconsin, arrested 20-year-old Tyler Huffhines on Sept. 5 after parents tipped off police when they saw their teenage son with one of the cartridges. Prosecutors say Huffhines employed 10 people to fill the cartridges with THC oil at a condo he rented with a stolen identity.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Move comes after podcast footage surfaced of comedian making racist, homophobic and misogynistic commentsThe comedian Shane Gillis will not join the cast of Saturday Night Live, the show announced on Monday. Related: Andrew Yang: racist comment by SNL hire 'should be taken in different light' Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Barghouti's exclusion would achieve? An even more emptied-to-echo forum ... for the militant Zionist bigotry that has come to dominate Palestine-Israel today.For the Israelite, once beacon, much rendered lite. Is weakenedBecome for might one reason that Isis is transformedThat civil men now mournAs grove. Once refuge from the dark. Downshifts_to alcove Just one mere corner in the park and fuel for stoves, such as comforts men_as Bach serves salve for spirits torn and all increase … that mourns
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    After giving diplomats whiplash last week with reversals on Afghanistan, Trump now has the world on tenterhooks over his response to a weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities that his top diplomat has blamed on Iran. Just last week, the White House was dangling out the possibility of a meeting between Trump and President Hassan Rouhani, which would mark an extraordinary thaw in US-Iranian relations. Then came Saturday's attack by drones setting ablaze oil processing facilities in Saudi Arabia, a close US ally and a bitter enemy of Iran.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Donald Trump has hinted that the US believes Iran is responsible for attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia over the weekend that raised fears of a fresh conflict in the Middle East. "It would look the most like it was Iran," he told reporters at the White House. Iran has denied responsibility for the attacks which damaged the world's biggest crude processing plant in Saudi Arabia and triggered the largest jump in crude prices in decades. Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, suggested on Monday that "Yemeni people" were to blame.Trump says US response to oil attack depends on Saudi Arabia's assessment Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    A federal judge in Florida handed down a loss Monday to Jeffrey Epstein's accusers, who have for years been trying to get payments and undo Epstein's 2007 plea deal in a sex trafficking case.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    There are fears of escalating tensions in the region as Iran is blamed for strikes on oil facilities.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Following Saturday’s drone strikes of Saudia Arabian oil facilities, these are the countries who are impacted the most.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Illegal immigration from Bangladesh and other Muslim-majority countries poses a unique terrorism risk. From Todd Bensman.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Now that Felicity Huffman is going to prison, what's next for Lori Loughlin, who pleaded not guilty to similar charges in the college admissions cheating scandal?       
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Tent court hearings for migrants ramp up in Texas as lawyers decry lack of access  NBC NewsU.S. asylum-seekers get cases heard in "tent courts"  CBS NewsExplainer: U.S. enacts sweeping new asylum bar following Supreme Court decision  ReutersAsylum Seeker Denied US Entry by Trump Administration Kidnapped Five Hours After Return to Mexico  NewsweekImmigrants wait for asylum hearings in "tent courts" along the border  CBS Evening NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    More pathetic dishonesty from Tzatz the Infantile Ignoramus who writes in style befitting some one in kindagartenYes there was a Kingdom ruled by a Pagan King who built a temple to his Gods Yahweh and Astarte. It was a vassal of the Babylonian Empire who seen took it over when it failed to pay its tribute and made into a province with its leadership taken to Babylon .as hostages to ensure the taxes were paid..You lie. I am not a Muslim.You lie. The forced conversations is not a fantasy. The details of events at that time are well documented both by contemporary historians such as Titus Flavius Josephus and modern scholars. They also cover the civil wars between different Jewish sects and the bitter dispute over Hellenization of the religion.You lie In Roman times Judaism was the majority religion in the Middle East and North Africa. since then its importance has significantly diminished with the Muslim religion now practiced by well over 90% of the population.Tzatz you are a pathetic disgrace to Canada, your claimed religion and your family.You lie. As described in the Middle East Monitor, the land is the ancestral home of the Palestinian people. The majority of the Palestinian were only Jewish for some 300 years out of at least 8,000 years by the Semitic people.. .
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Opposition leader Juan Guaido calls effort 'finished', more than a month after Nicolas Maduro broke off the dialogue.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    As questions swirl over the Saudi oil attacks, all eyes are on the Middle East to see if tensions finally boil over.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Al Sadd reached the AFC Champions League semi-finals for the second year in a row after defeating Al Nassr 3-1 at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium in the second leg of the 2019 AFC Champions League quarter-finals to secure a 4-3 aggregate victory...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    The attack on Saudi oil installations highlights the evolving threat of Iranian-made weapons, analysts say
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Wedged into the middle of a Coronation Street double-bill, ITV was treating viewers to a different flavour of soap opera. It was the return of the tragic hero/ notorious villain / sweaty chancer (delete as appropriate etc. etc.) last seen pegging out the front door of his posh digs three years ago. Now he’d finally returned to the scene of the plot twist everyone but him had seen coming, what had David Cameron to say for himself? The answer is both lots and less that might have been hoped for. Marking the publication of Cameron’s memoirs, this was a curious grilling of the ex-Prime Minister by News at Ten Presenter Tom Bradby. The most glaring issue was the running time.  Just 30 minutes – including a plug for Piers Morgan’s shouty interview show and a chilling ‘no comment’ quote at the end from Cameron’s very much former best pal Michael Gove – wasn’t nearly long enough to cover the Brexit referendum and its fallout. Let alone the use of chemical weapons in Syria, austerity, the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition and the tragic passing in 2009 of Cameron’s six-year-old son. He was close to tears speaking about his deceased son Ivan and slammed Boris and Gove Credit: ITV ITV nonetheless tried to bung it all in. The result was in a box-ticking back-and-forth where Cameron never looked quite as flustered or brow-beaten as viewers might have hoped. He was held reasonably firmly by the collar, never pinned. Bradby would press a bit. And then we were off to another question. Often these were accompanied, This Is Your Life-style, by a video flashback. It was an odd flourish. Cameron surely didn’t need reminding what Boris Johnson or Nick Clegg looked like and those at home will have been presumably in the same boat. A flimsy set that resembled an out-of-hours yoga studio didn’t help. Nor the decision to cake both Cameron and Bradby in make-up. They were so white you feared they might become invisible if asked to stand against a beige background (except for Cameron’s ruddy cheeks, left floating in mid-air).  Still, there was the occasional tidbit to hold to the light and scrutinise (though many of the quasi-bombshells had been revealed in advance by ITV). No, Cameron didn’t believe Johnson had broken the law by proroguing Parliament. He did however consider it “rather sharp practice” and a tactical error. As was the decision to remove the whip from 21 Conservative MPs.  He also felt the Leave campaign had massaged the facts on the hustings: “they got on the bus and they left the truth at home”. And if he didn’t explicitly apologise for what Bradby was obviously gagging to describe as the “great Brexit cock-up” he did his best to convey his enormous humility and contrition over how everything had played out.  “Do I have regrets? Yes,” Cameron said in a mea culpa widely circulated in advance. “Am I sorry about the state the country’s got into? Yes. Do I feel I have some responsibility for that? Yes. It was my referendum; my campaign; my decision to try and renegotiate.” Cameron seemed to have aged not a jot since walking away from politics in the summer of 2016. And it is to his credit that he didn’t resort to amateur dramatics to communicate his remorse. If the weird statement couches into which the pair were squeezed looked as if they had been fashioned from flayed alligator hide, there were no crocodile tears to match. The only moment of real emotion was when Cameron was asked about the death of his son Ivan, who had a rare neurological disorder. But then Bradby was cracking the whip again and it was on to the next topic. Cameron deserved longer to reflect on his grief. And this interview desperately required more time to hold to account a former-PM whose decisions have so profoundly impacted on British politics.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Aston Villa move out of the relegation zone by drawing with a West Ham side who finish with 10 men after Arthur Masuaku's red card.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan unveiled a plan on Monday to sell up to $250 million of bonds to tackle the city's remaining blighted and abandoned houses over the next five years.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    • Scott Stevenson hurt in inter-services game against the army• ‘This is tragic and heartbreaking news,’ says RFL chiefAn RAF senior aircraftman has died after being injured playing in an inter-services rugby league match against the army.Scott Stevenson was hurt playing in the game at Aldershot last Friday night and news of his death was announced by his family in a Facebook post on Monday evening. Stevenson, 25, who was based at RAF Marham in Norfolk, also played for the Boston Buccaneers community club in Lincolnshire. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Napoli handed Liverpool a late defeat in last year’s group stage but manager insists a triumphant campaign has only made his squad hungry for moreOne might expect Liverpool to return to the Champions League stage with an air of superiority 108 days after winning the club’s sixth European crown. Not Jürgen Klopp. He sees a team that feels it still has something to prove to the outside world. On that basis the Stadio San Paolo is the perfect spot for the European champions to launch the defence of their title. Related: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Some men with prostate cancer could live longer thanks to immunotherapy
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Canada election: Is Justin Trudeau in trouble?  BBC News5 steps to understanding Canada’s election  POLITICOCanada's Trudeau says more gun control needed after Toronto area shootings  Reuters CanadaWhat are Canada’s elections about? Gaffes, distractions — and real issues.  The Washington PostPOLITICO Pro Canada: Week 1 polling: Trudeau's horse-race advantage  POLITICOView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    A man built a homemade machine to bring endless water to the Bahamas. You already know the science  CNNHe designed a machine that makes water from the air. Now, after Hurricane Dorian, he's trying to bring it to the Bahamas.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    The election campaign is expected to be a tough battle for the prime minister seeking a second term.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Never-Trump ties could damage would-be Bolton successor  POLITICOTrump's warning to Iran raises fears of war -- and confusion  CNNTrump says he wants to avoid war with Iran | TheHill  The HillTrump points finger at Iran for Saudi oil attacks  Fox NewsThe Saudi-Iran Conflict Stops Just Short of Full-On War. For Now.  SlateView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    If you want the "REAL TRUTH" then read the Christian King James version of "The Bible" it tells the truth of the birth of the Muslims and not the lies Muslims tell you!
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Missouri resident, Texanne McBride-Teahan is being taken to court by her city for keeping monkeys.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Watch highlights as Arsenal rely on a late strike from Danielle van de Donk to win at Manchester United in the Women's Super League.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Bravo for pointing out once again the perfidious MEMO's OPEN AGENDA of spreading FAKE NEWS about Israel !kol hakavod … cheers
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Really ? Is there a lot of call for Kaffiyehs in the UK these days? ROTFLMAO
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Republicans last won state in 2004
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said he would obey the law but would still take Britain out of the European Union at the end of October with or without a deal.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Hilton on immigration: If Trump is for it, the Democrats are against it  Fox NewsSteve Hilton: Dems have lost touch with working Americans (and hold the real extremist views on immigration)  Fox NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    No amount of planning can prepare Britain for the disruption of leaving the European Union without a deal, Jo Swinson, leader of the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party will say on Tuesday.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Champions Arsenal need a late goal from substitute Danielle van de Donk to beat Manchester United and maintain their 100% start to the WSL season.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Emily Owen with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    The leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey announced Monday that they agreed to form a committee tasked with rewriting Syria’s constitution as part of a political solution to the country’s civil war, now in its ninth year.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    US media report that New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed for eight years of Trump and his company's tax returns.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad should not play together for England in the future, says former captain Michael Vaughan.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    The new leader promises to revoke Article 50 on the first day of a Liberal Democrat government.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    England winger Jonny May says his side "will peak" and are ready to "do something very special" at the World Cup, which begins on Friday.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Manchester United’s Casey Stoney said she was “gutted” and her team “devastated” after a desperate late Daniëlle van de Donk goal, snatched on the rebound amid relentless Arsenal pressure, denied a stunningly resilient home team the first point of their maiden Women’s Super League campaign. Related: Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s action Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Two years in the making, this heavyweight new series starts by meeting prisoners with deeply controversial indeterminate sentences – and the damage done is crystal clearWhen Pandora gave in to temptation and opened the boxful of ills that humanity had until then been spared, she managed to keep just one from escaping. Out flew disease and death and destruction, but hope was saved because, the ancient Greeks knew, it was the one thing without which mortals cannot survive.It is this eternal truth that lies at the heart of Channel 4’s heavyweight documentary series Crime and Punishment, which was filmed over two years and sets out to explore every aspect of the criminal justice system. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    West Ham arrived here on a quest for the victory that would have lifted them to third in the table but they ended up relieved to take a point. They did not deserve more. Nor did Aston Villa, and that was frustrating for the hosts, who spent the last portion of the game mostly failing to trouble 10 men after Arthur Masuaku was sent off. Related: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    • Squad are bonding well but looking forward to action• Itoje: Sunday’s game in Sapporo cannot be taken lightlyMonday was a national holiday in Japan to honour the elderly. It was fitting, then, that when Billy Vunipola appeared on stage at England’s World Cup welcome ceremony he declared his World Cup wish to be that he and his teammates grow old and grey and still fondly reflect on this tournament. “I wish that whatever we do in the next few weeks will live with us for the rest of our lives.” Related: Air of unpredictability hangs over Rugby World Cup with adaptability the key | Robert Kitson Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Britain needs Liberal Democrats at time of national crisis, leader will say in speechJo Swinson is to use her first conference speech as Liberal Democrat leader to argue the “tired old parties” are losing their dominance following failures over Brexit, amid claims that the Lib Dems could take 100 or more seats at an election.Swinson is due to close the gathering in Bournemouth on Tuesday afternoon with a rallying cry to activists ahead of a likely imminent election, and an appeal to voters via renewed condemnations of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    (Bloomberg) -- Britons risk dying because of Brexit, Jo Swinson will say in her first conference speech as Liberal Democrat Party leader on Tuesday, as the party steps up its efforts to reverse the result of the 2016 referendum.“There is no Brexit that will be good for our country,” Swinson will say, according to excerpts of her speech emailed by her office. “Brexit will put lives at risk. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, doctors are worried about the impact that delays at borders will have on the supply of time-sensitive radio-pharmaceuticals. That’s cancer patients waiting longer for scans and treatments as a direct consequence of government policy.”The party sealed a change in policy on Sunday by confirming it will campaign to halt Brexit altogether in any general election. Buoyed by polls showing support at about 20% nationwide, the Lib Dems are seeking to capitalize on the main opposition Labour Party’s nuanced Brexit policies, and win over disgruntled Remain voters from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives.Swinson will hit out at Johnson’s acceleration of preparations for a no-deal Brexit, saying that “planning for no-deal is like planning to burn your house down. You might have insurance, but you’re still going to lose all your stuff.”She’ll point to the economic damage already done by the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, flagging job losses and reduced investment from the automakers Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Nissan. “And more, if we leave,” she will say.To contact the reporter on this story: Alex Morales in London at amorales2@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tim Ross at tross54@bloomberg.net, Stuart Biggs, Mark WilliamsFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to annex "all the settlements" in the West Bank, including an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in a last-ditch move that appeared aimed at shoring up nationalist support the day before a do-over election. Locked in a razor tight race and with legal woes hanging over him, Netanyahu is fighting for his political survival. "I intend to extend sovereignty on all the settlements and the (settlement) blocs," including "sites that have security importance or are important to Israel's heritage," Netanyahu said in an interview with Israeli Army Radio, part of an eleventh-hour media blitz.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    • Pettersen keen to lead at next Solheim Cup after retirement• Matthew ‘wouldn’t say no’ if offered leadership for second timeIf the assumption is that Suzann Pettersen’s next Solheim Cup chapter will come in the form of captaincy, Catriona Matthew may yet have something to say about a supposed formality.Pettersen announced her retirement from competitive golf moments after holing the winning putt for Europe on Sunday. Having played in nine Solheim Cups in a hugely successful playing career on both sides of the Atlantic, Pettersen was immediately installed as the hot favourite to lead the European defence in 2021. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Tesla CEO’s lawyers said ‘pedo guy’ is a common insult used when Musk was a child in South Africa and not meant to ‘accuse a person’ Elon Musk is continuing to try to wriggle his way out of a defamation lawsuit, claiming in a court filing on Monday that a tweet labeling a British diver “pedo guy” was not meant to actually accuse him of pedophilia.The Tesla CEO is being sued over comments made in 2018 about Vernon Unsworth, a diver who helped rescue a team of young soccer players stuck in an underwater cave. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Tesla CEO’s lawyers said ‘pedo guy’ is a common insult used when Musk was a child in South Africa and not meant to ‘accuse a person’ Elon Musk is continuing to try to wriggle his way out of a defamation lawsuit, claiming in a court filing on Monday that a tweet labeling a British diver “pedo guy” was not meant to actually accuse him of pedophilia.The Tesla CEO is being sued over comments made in 2018 about Vernon Unsworth, a diver who helped rescue a team of young soccer players stuck in an underwater cave. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    US Priest to Pope: 'I am Wearied From Being Scorned and Demonized by You'  CNSNews.comPope Francis repeats opposition to life imprisonment: ‘Not the solution’  LifesiteFather Sosa: Attacks against Pope Francis are aimed at influencing the next conclave  America MagazineNew cardinals: The men are the message  National Catholic ReporterPope Francis expresses joy over Russia-Ukraine prisoner exchange  UNIANView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    US President Donald Trump said Monday that Iran was likely behind strikes on Saudi oil facilities, but that he wanted to be sure and he hoped to avoid war. "It is certainly looking that way at this moment," Trump told reporters when asked if he believes Tehran carried out the attack. The president said "we pretty much already know" and "certainly it would look to most like it was Iran" but that Washington still wanted more proof.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro left hospital Monday eight days after another operation on his stomach following his stabbing at an campaign rally last year. Bolsonaro, 64, is still scheduled to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 24, where Brazil traditionally delivers the first address. "The President will continue his recovery at home and should follow medical guidelines related to diet and physical activity," said a statement from the Vila Nova Star Hospital in Sao Paulo.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Christie Brinkley has had to back out of "DWTS" due to injury. The 65-year-old model has been replaced by her daughter, Sailor Brinkley-Cook.      
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    From banning sofas and soft carpets in offices to seizing property from political emigrants, old Soviet laws have been hampering Russia’s development for decades. But now 20,000 outdated acts will finally be made obsolete. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    From banning sofas and soft carpets in offices to seizing property from political emigrants, old Soviet laws have been hampering Russia’s development for decades. But now 20,000 outdated acts will finally be made obsolete. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    (Bloomberg) -- The government of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro is reaching out to smaller political factions after negotiations with the nation’s main opposition coalition broke down.The government set up a “national dialog” with some opposition representatives, Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said Monday. The government and these groups called for an oil-for-food program with United Nations oversight, and agreed that lawmakers from Maduro’s socialist PSUV party will return to the opposition-controlled National Assembly, according to state TV. The other points of agreement include revamping the electoral body and denouncing U.S.-imposed sanctions.The minority parties that met with the government today include Progressive Vanguard, the Movement for Socialism and Let’s Change. These parties backed opposition candidate Henri Falcon in last year’s presidential election, which he lost to Maduro, according to the electoral authority. Most of the opposition boycotted the vote, saying it was rigged. After losing control of the assembly more than three years ago, Maduro created a parallel legislative body called the constituent assembly to undermine his opponents.Talks between Maduro’s negotiators and opposition leader Juan Guaido aimed at ending the nation’s political crisis finished without agreement after four months this weekend. Guaido, who is head of the National Assembly, is recognized by the U.S. and dozens of its allies as Venezuela’s legitimate president due to irregularities surrounding Maduro’s re-election in 2018.Guaido said Monday that the government ran away from the talks with “cheap excuses”. He’s demanding that Maduro step down and that a transition government organizes new elections.Venezuela’s political crisis and economic collapse have led millions to flee to neighboring country, amid widespread hunger and shortages.To contact the reporter on this story: Matthew Bristow in Bogota at mbristow5@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Daniel Cancel at dcancel@bloomberg.netFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    The awarding of the Presidential Medal of Freedom is usually a formal affair, but President Donald Trump has broken the mold, walking into the ceremony to the driving metal riffs of Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman.’ Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    The awarding of the Presidential Medal of Freedom is usually a formal affair, but President Donald Trump has broken the mold, walking into the ceremony to the driving metal riffs of Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman.’ Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Edward Snowden discovers his self-made purgatory  Washington ExaminerSnowden on Trump: He's 'a man who has never really known a love that he hasn't had to pay for' | TheHill  The HillEdward Snowden says he will return to US on one condition  Fox NewsEdward Snowden exclusive interview: "I'm not asking for a pass. What I'm asking for is a fair trial" former NSA contractor says  CBS NewsEdward Snowden wants political asylum in France  New York Daily NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    John Bolton Already Talking With Book Agents: 'He Has a Lot to Dish'  The Daily BeastHe penned one after leaving the Bush administration. Now, the president's former top national-security aide is exploring another book.View full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Customers complained after their smart meters changed to Welsh
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Health officials recorded no new cases of measles in the United States last week, marking the first week without new cases of the disease since January, amid an outbreak largely linked to parents who declined to vaccinate their children.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Two charged with manslaughter for allegedly delaying rescue of sinking migrant ship in 2013.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Saudi Arabia has tried to reassure the world that it will quickly recover from the drone attacks on its oil plants.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    With two-third votes in presidential race counted, conservative constitutional law professor Kais Saied takes the lead.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    He may have the best explanation for how the Trump presidency happened: We 'automated away' 4 million manufacturing jobs in presidential swing states.       
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    A $45 Billion Bet on Narendra Modi’s India Is Unwinding  BloombergMurphy meets India Prime Minister Modi. He doesn't mention Kashmir but stresses diversity.  NJ.comTrending @ 10 | President Trump Says "Howdy, Modi"  NDTV'Howdy, Modi!': Trump to join India's Modi at Houston gathering  Al Jazeera EnglishMurphy opens office in India to attract businesses to N.J.  NJ.comView full coverage on Google News
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    President Trump hosts the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain  Washington Post
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    US President Donald Trump said Monday that it is "probably not" the right time for him to visit North Korea but he could see doing so sometime in the future. "I don't think we're ready for that," Trump told reporters when asked about visiting Pyongyang for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "The relationship is very good," Trump added, but the time was not right for a visit to Pyongyang.
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    Activist Joshua Wong brings Hong Kong fight to U.S. with upcoming congressional testimony  NBCNews.comHow Hong Kong Protesters Evade Surveillance With Tech | WSJ  Wall Street JournalWhat Chinese Students Abroad Really Think About Hong Kong’s Protests  The New York TimesHong Kong leader says public dialogue to start next week  Aljazeera.comHong Kong legislator urges U.N. rights body to probe 'police abuse'  ReutersView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Amitav Ghosh's 'Gun Island' Is Fiction In The Face Of Climate Change  NPRGhosh's latest book, Gun Island, is a modern retelling of a Bengali myth. He believes old legends have a lot to teach us about how to think about the catastrophic ...
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    Confusion around Saudi Arabia attacks.
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    Iran denies any role in the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure but analysts say evidence points to Iran and they are calling for a response that may include military action against Iran.
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    The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran announced Monday that an agreement has been finally reached on the composition of a committee tasked with rewriting Syria's constitution as part of a political solution to the country's civil war, now in its ninth year. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told journalists at the end of the meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin and Iran's Hassan Rouhani in the Turkish capital Ankara that differences on one last committee member has been overcome, paving the way for the committee to start working as soon as possible.
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    While Saudi Arabia is investigating the attacks on its oil facilities, President Donald Trump has said that “it certainly would look like” Iran was the culprit. Yet, he also noted he doesn’t want another war. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    While Saudi Arabia is investigating the attacks on its oil facilities, President Donald Trump has said that “it certainly would look like” Iran was the culprit. Yet, he also noted he doesn’t want another war. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    “Release your brothers,” the fugitive Islamic State leader says in the 30-minute audio recording.
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    Dr Ulrich Klopfer during a licence hearing in 2015 (Image: WSBT 22)
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    Reassurances from officials and local-born residents have gone a long way to allay fears among EU nationals in Scotland.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    The Northern Hemisphere had its hottest summer on record, tying with 2016, as signs of a warming world continue to emerge.
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    Cameron Ortis served as director general of the National Intelligence Coordination Center.
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    It was not a perfect summer and the Test side requires work but Trevor Bayliss delivered the prize England coveted the mostAfter it was all over there were smiles rather than jubilation at the Oval and a few sighs of relief – from both sides. Australia were content, having retained the Ashes; England could take comfort from what was almost a copybook victory in the final Test, which allowed them to square the series. The England side might have crumpled after the defeat at Old Trafford but they came back strongly with Joe Root overseeing everything adroitly in the field; the Australians needed more than 103 runs in the match from Steve Smith. Related: Ashes report cards: grading every England and Australia player Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Thailand Tiger Temple: 86 tigers rescued from former tourist attraction Tiger Temple in Thailand have died  CBS NewsMore than half of tigers rescued from a Buddhist temple in Thailand three years ago have died in government custody, officials announced, according to the BBC ...View full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Netflix may be losing Michael Scott and Chandler Bing, but it's gaining Jerry Seinfeld and Cosmo Kramer.
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    After the Saudi oil attacks, all options carry great risk  CNNSaudi oil attacks: Nato chief 'extremely concerned' about escalation  BBC NewsThe Options on Iran Run from Bad to Risky  National ReviewView full coverage on Google News
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    Former prime minister David Cameron, who quit after calling Britain's EU membership referendum in 2016 -- said Boris Johnson had told him he was sure Brexit would be "crushed like a toad". Cameron has broken a long spell of silence that followed his resignation to promote a tell-all book about who said what as Britain approached the historic vote. "He thought that the Brexit vote would be lost but he didn't want to give up the chance of being on the romantic, patriotic nationalistic side of Brexit," said Cameron.
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    "We googled 'do other adults swallow rings?'"
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    Qatar announced Monday it will grant residency to foreign investors for the first time, state media reported, the latest in a series of measures designed to diversify the economy. Foreigners investing an unspecified level of "non-Qatari capital" in the economy will be eligible for renewable five-year residency permits, the state-run Qatar News Agency reported. Real estate developers active in Qatar's property market will also be eligible for the scheme, under the new law.
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    Purdue Pharma filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York Sunday as part of its framework for settling litigation with multiple states and governments.
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    A Dutch court will consider on Tuesday a request to hear a civil suit seeking damages from former Israeli armed forces chief Benny Gantz, who is standing against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a parliamentary election. The hearing on admissibility will be held in a Dutch district court as voting gets under way in Israel. The case has been brought by a Dutch national of Palestinian descent using Dutch universal jurisdiction laws.
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    Turkey's president suggests refugees could return to Syria and stay in a safe zone along the border.
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    Foreign workers in South Africa have become victims of anti-immigrant violence with at least 12 killed.
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    He becomes the 17th US service member to die in combat in 2019
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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main opponent Benny Gantz sought to galvanise supporters Monday on the eve of a tense election with the political fate of the country's longest-serving premier in the balance.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main opponent Benny Gantz sought to galvanise supporters Monday on the eve of a tense election with the political fate of the country's longest-serving premier in the balance.
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    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said recent drone attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure were a proportionate Yemeni response to years of daily bombings carried out by a Saudi-led coalition. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    President Donald Trump said Monday he's in no rush to respond to a coordinated attack that hit Saudi Arabia's oil industry over the weekend.
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    Children as young as six have been the victims of sex crimes linked to dating apps
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    Lawyers for cities and counties suing drug companies over the opioid epidemic on Monday objected to a bid by pharmaceutical distributors and pharmacies to disqualify the federal judge overseeing the cases, saying it had no basis and came too late.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Five men were convicted of smuggling two baby chimpanzees through Nepal, which has become a hot-spot for traffickers.
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    Author: AFPID: 1568661840433462400Mon, 2019-09-16 19:20 KABUL: An American service member was killed in Afghanistan, the US-led NATO mission said Monday, the latest US fatality after talks between Washington and the Taliban crumbled. “A US service member was killed in action today in Afghanistan,” NATO’s Resolute Support mission said in a brief statement. The death brings the number of US military personnel killed in action in Afghanistan this year to at least 17, just as Washington is seeking a way out of its longest war. NATO did not immediately provide any additional information regarding the circumstances of the deadly incident. About a week ago, President Donald Trump abruptly called off talks with the Taliban, which were aimed at paving the way for an American withdrawal from Afghanistan following 18 years of armed conflict. “They are dead. As far as I am concerned, they are dead,” Trump said. The announcement followed Trump’s cancelation of a top-secret plan to fly Taliban leaders and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to the Camp David presidential compound outside Washington for talks. Trump in part blamed the death of a US soldier in a huge Taliban bombing in Kabul for his change of heart on negotiations. Until the talks were called off, there had been steadily mounting expectations of a deal that would see the US draw down troop levels in Afghanistan — from roughly 13,000 to about 8,000 next year. In return, the Taliban would offer security guarantees to keep extremist groups out. Last week, NATO said the focus of its Resolute Support mission remained “unchanged” — to train and advise local forces. “NATO will stay in Afghanistan for as long as necessary to ensure the country never again becomes a safe haven for international terrorists,” an alliance official told AFP. Main category: WorldTags: AfghanistanNATO Trump: US to keep 8,600 troops in Afghanistan after deal with TalibanUS service member killed in Afghanistan
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    Washington and Tehran entered yet another phase of sabre rattling and high tension over the weekend.Following attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities that disrupted the global market, the Trump administration quickly pointed fingers at Iran.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    The sudden departure of John Bolton from Trump's inner circle may have signalled a change in policy - but it may merely have been a cosmetic fix
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    This waterpark for dogs named Perros al Agua in Barcelona, Spain, is a beloved destination for these three Bernese mountain dogs.       
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    California added an eleventh state to its travel blacklist on Friday, banning state-sponsored travel to Iowa over that state's refusal to cover gender-transition surgeries under its Medicaid program.California attorney general Xavier Becerra announced the decision to add Iowa to the travel-ban list, which takes effect October 4 and means public employees and college students will not be able to travel to Iowa on the taxpayer's dime.In May, Iowa governor Kim Reynolds signed a law blocking Medicaid from paying for gender-reassignment surgeries despite the state Supreme Court's ruling earlier this year in favor of charging taxpayers for the procedures. Gender identity is a protected characteristic under Iowa's Civil Rights Act."The Iowa Legislature has reversed course on what was settled law under the Iowa Civil Rights Act, repealing protections for those seeking gender-affirming healthcare," Becerra said in a statement. "California has taken an unambiguous stand against discrimination and government actions that would enable it."California's travel blacklist stems from a 2016 law allowing the Golden State to ban state travel to other U.S. states that roll back protections for LGBT citizens. Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Kentucky are also on the list.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Political satire, humor and politics: September editorial cartoons from the USA TODAY network       
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    A Marine Looks Back at His Battles in Afghanistan  The New York TimesUS service member killed in Afghanistan after Trump cancels peace talks  CNNU.S. and Afghan forces killed at least 38 Taliban fighters in airstrikes  CBS NewsAmerican service member killed in Afghanistan  Fox NewsAfghanistan war: Tracking the killings in August 2019  BBC NewsView full coverage on Google News
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin raised a few approving eyebrows in Turkey by quoting from the Koran to urge an end to the war in Yemen that has been waged there for years by a coalition of Muslim countries led by Saudi Arabia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    In February 2010, in the Taliban sanctuary of Marja, we were fighting to let Afghanistan build a democracy. Or something like that.
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    New study finds one in 16 women says first sexual experience was forced or coerced in early teens.
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    North Korea Explains Conditions for Getting Rid of Nuclear Weapons Ahead of U.S. Talks  NewsweekNorth Korea’s Kim invites Trump to Pyongyang in letter: report  Fox NewsNKorea says talks with US could take place in 'few weeks'  ABC News'Probably not' - Trump rules out North Korea visit for now  Aljazeera.comNorth Korean-themed restaurant in Seoul removes images of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il after backlash  Fox NewsView full coverage on Google News
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    Public opinion appears divided on eve of poll over future of PM facing prospect of being indicted in corruption cases.
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    * Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group, which is battling a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, claimed responsibility for the attacks on Saturday on sites run by state-owned Saudi Aramco. * U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ruled out Yemeni involvement and accused Iran of leading the attacks. * U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States, which is embroiled in a row with Iran over its nuclear ambitions, was "locked and loaded" for a potential response.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Traders in the fed funds futures market on Monday were pricing in a 34% chance that the Fed will stay put on rates.
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    Spain Rejects U.S. Request to Extradite Ex-Venezuelan Spy Chief  The New York TimesSpain Releases Former Venezuelan Spy Chief Wanted by U.S. on Drug Charges  The Wall Street JournalSpain rejects US request to extradite Venezuela's former intelligence chief  The GuardianSpain rejects US request to extradite Venezuelan ex-spy | TheHill  The HillSpain rejects extraditing Venezuela's ex-spymaster to US  ABC NewsView full coverage on Google News
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    Benjamin Netanyahu has made a series of election pledges in recent weeks as Israelis head to the polls on Tuesday.
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested Saudi Arabia should buy Russian air defense systems to protect its oil facilities from drone attacks, pointing to Iran and Turkey, who operate S-300 and S-400 missiles, respectively. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The T-shirt bearing the name of Dustin Poirier and worn by rival Khabib Nurmagomedov following their UFC lightweight title unification fight in Abu Dhabi has been sold for $100,000, with the proceeds going to charity. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    UN fact-finding mission warns repatriation of a million driven from the country by Myanmar army remains 'impossible'.
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    As the dyspeptic old-school entertainer embarks on a tour, his creator Steve Delaney reflects on dedicating his life to one characterComedy has its careerists: thrusting tyros zeroing in on the fame, the TV gigs, the movie roles. But there are other, more circuitous routes to the top. The fictional Count Arthur Strong certainly took one, via the dog days of vaudeville and bit parts in Hammer horrors. His creator Steve Delaney took one too, meandering from drama school to a carpentry career to the slow gestation of his alter ego, away from the circuit’s bright lights.The Count is a star now; his sitcom – co-written with Graham Linehan – ran for three series to 2017. But he was once an oddity on the Edinburgh fringe, where I started watching him at the turn of the century – an experience never to be forgotten, for various reasons. Yes, this blithering, dyspeptic old-school entertainer was a creation of near-genius, and Delaney’s blood vessel-busting performance a spectacle to behold. But – wow! – those early shows could be gruelling. The joke was in Arthur’s frustration and confusion, as his own waning powers (of memory, movement, syntax) thwarted this or that overreaching set piece. Often, Delaney took that joke to painful, patience-fraying extremes. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    US study finds Christians are willing to pay for prayers – but atheists will pay to avoid themAll things have a price – and if not, economists will find one. Researchers have calculated the going rate for thoughts and prayers offered in hard times.Rather than settling on one price for all, the study found the value of a compassionate gesture depended overwhelmingly on a person’s beliefs. While Christian participants were willing to part with money to receive thoughts and prayers from others, the idea made nonbelievers baulk. Instead of shelling out to receive the gestures, on average they were willing to pay to avoid them. Continue reading...
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    Royal Academy, LondonFrom its primordial gloop to the iron baby in the courtyard, Gormley’s show chronicles human progress. But is he really the right person to tell the story of us all?Antony Gormley’s retrospective at the Royal Academy ends in a moment of blissful release. After tottering through low, pitch-black metal tunnels and chambers, you emerge into a gallery filled with cool sea air and a briny tang. The floor of the final beaux-arts room is submerged beneath earth and seawater. This is Host, a work he’s created a number of times over the past three decades, nodding to primordial creation, the ocean that life originally crawled from and the squidgy stuff with which artists fashioned the first figures. Here, in the bastion of civilisation that is the Royal Academy, it also becomes a tacit doomy statement about climate change. It’s the beginning and the end. That’s one of the things about Gormley’s art: it goes for big statements, while being so open-ended that it can change with context, adapting to its viewers’ concerns.This is a seriously handsome show with plenty of crowd-wowing art that aims to put “the visitor centre stage”, yet also underlines his project’s sticking points. In a recent interview, he bemoaned art’s waning ability to speak truth to power. Here, he reaches for the epic to tackle the Enlightenment dream of human progress that birthed the Royal Academy. It begins with an iron baby that he describes as a “bomb”, ripe with destructive potential but vulnerable, on the grand courtyard’s paving, framed by neoclassical walls and parked cars. No chronological retrospective, the exhibition evolves in beats, small to big, simple to spectacularly complex. Drawings track his lifelong interest in bodies and space, with a recurring solitary figure, either against the open landscape or framed by doorways, the womb, the tomb. Continue reading...
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    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is promising to annex parts of the occupied and divided West Bank city of Hebron.
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    Who launched the attack? The Houthi militia in Yemen - who are backed and supplied by Iran - initially claimed the attack. But experts and officials are not convinced the grpup has the organisational or operational capability. The US and Saudi Arabia claim they have evidence that Iranian weapons were used and satellite images released by the US reportedly suggested the attack had come from the northwest direction. Why would Iran launch an attack now? As talks with EU members over the ailing nuclear deal stall, Iran needs to show the world the consequences of returning it to its pariah status. While Tehran may be suffering under sanctions, Saturday’s attack shows it still has the capability to cause a great deal of damage to its foes in the region.  The strikes hit the Saudi kingdom where it hurt the most - its lucrative oil industry, with the knock-on effect on global crude prices. Strikes against Saudi oil plants What will happen to global oil supply? The consequences of the attack are likely to be short lived but depend on the capacity - and willingness - of other producers to pick up the slack.  Venezuela and Libya are unable to do so and Iran is constrained by US sanctions. Other Opec members and Russia are not rushing to turn on the taps, happy to enjoy higher prices while they can.  Neither can the US - now the world's biggest oil producer due to the shale boom - quickly ramp up supplies as export facilities are not up to scratch.  What might a retaliatory attack look like? Riyadh may decide it needs to respond in some limited way to save face considering the gravity of the attack on its soil. If it does, that would probably mean a tit-for-tat, proportionate strike on Iranian energy facilities such as oil refineries. And, that, in turn, would lead to an Iranian response. In a phone call with the US president, the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman made clear the kingdom was "willing and able to confront and deal with this terrorist aggression."     What does this mean for the possibility of US talks with Iran?  Donald Trump had previously indicated a willingness to meet with Iranian leaders with "no preconditions". That had led to anticipation of a meeting with Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, on the sidelines of the UN general assembly next week. The recent departure of Iran hawk John Bolton as Mr Trump's national security adviser had also seemed to make a meeting more possible. However, following the Saudi oil attack, Iran's foreign ministry said: "This meeting will not happen." And Mr Trump said it was now "incorrect" that he was willing to meet with "no conditions."
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    New US ambassador makes clear that Washington believes the Houthis did not stage the attacks alone.
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    The Women's March announced the introduction of 16 new members to its board on Monday, one of whom once accused the FBI of recruiting for ISIS.Zahra Billoo, a civil-rights attorney who is also the director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations's San Francisco chapter, made the accusation in a 2015 tweet.> I'm more afraid of racist Zionists who support Apartheid Israel than of the mentally ill young people the FBI recruits to join ISIS. CVE> > -- Zahra Billoo (@ZahraBilloo) February 18, 2015Billoo did not respond to a request for comment by the time of publication.The news comes as the Women's March announced the departure of former organizers Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and Bob Bland following allegations of anti-Semitism within the group's leadership.Mallory was condemned after appearing in rallies with Louis Farrakhan, the anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam. According to a report in Tablet magazine, she also spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories at the first organizers' meeting of the Women's March, claiming that Jews were leaders in the African slave trade. One of the group's original leaders, Carmen Perez, is staying on despite the fact that she too has been accused of blaming Jews for the slave trade.Sarsour, also a supporter of Farrakhan, is active in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which advocates an economic boycott of Israel. She was recently hired by Bernie Sanders to work on his presidential campaign.
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    Mobs have taken their frustrations out on the streets, often targeting businesses owned by other Africans as well as Asians.
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    EU Luxury Brands Face WTO-Approved U.S. Tariffs  FortuneSome of Europe's top luxury brands are targeted in President Donald Trump's latest tariff salvo, which could affect billions of dollars in exports of ...View full coverage on Google News
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    Trump is letting Riyadh decide about whether to retaliate against Iran – and if that happens, Iranians would likely raise the stakesThe attack on Saudi oil facilities is the latest, most violent, example of an escalating series of gambits rival powers in the Gulf aimed at achieving their objectives by all measures short of all-out war.But the chances of avoiding such a devastating conflict diminish each time the stakes are raised. Continue reading...
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    Trump is letting Riyadh decide about whether to retaliate against Iran – and if that happens, Iranians would likely raise the stakesThis satellite overview shows damage to oil and gas infrastructure from drone attacks at Haradh Gas Plant on 14 September 2019 in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty ImagesThe attack on Saudi oil facilities is the latest, most violent, example of an escalating series of gambits rival powers in the Gulf aimed at achieving their objectives by all measures short of all-out war.But the chances of avoiding such a devastating conflict diminish each time the stakes are raised.Iran has denied responsibility for the attack on an oil field and refining facility, while the US, Saudi Arabia and their allies have hesitated over the geographical origin of the air strikes. The size and sophistication of the operation however points to a state actor, and it fits a pattern in recent months of increasingly bold Iranian moves intended to raise the costs of the US campaign of maximum pressure and the Saudi war in Yemen.Until now, Iranian harassment of oil tankers traveling through the strait of Hormuz and the downing of a US surveillance drone have appeared calibrated to stop short of triggering a military response. If Iran is indeed behind Saturday’s strikes, it marks a significant step towards more reckless action by Tehran, possibly emboldened by the departure of Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, and the desperation of Iran’s economic plight.“What is clear is that the strategy of bombing Yemenis and starving Iranians into submission is more likely to backfire than bring the desired results,” said Ali Vaez, an Iran expert at the International Crisis Group. “Iran has less to lose and is less risk-averse.”Trump’s tweet about being “locked and loaded” echoed his claim the US was “cocked and loaded” to response to the downing of a US drone in June. But having agreed to launch retaliatory missile strikes then, Trump changed his mind, saying the risk of casualties made it a disproportional response.Now without Bolton at his side making the case for war, Trump appears even more cautious, trapped between not wanting to appear weak and anxious to avoid going to war in the midst of a reelection campaign. His solution to the dilemma on this occasion has been to pass the buck to Riyadh.According to Kirsten Fontenrose, former director for the Persian Gulf in the the national security council, Trump is betting Riyadh will not want to be seen declaring war.“The president knows that at the end of August when [deputy Saudi defence minister] Prince Khalid bin Salman was visiting Washington he told senior leaders at State, DoD [defence department] and the CIA that while they support economic squeezing the Iranian regime they do not support going to war. So the president knows that,” said Fontenrose, who resigned from the White House last November and is now at the Atlantic Council.“So he’s probably looking at Saudi to say no no no – let’s handle this another way. Really going towards and nobody’s interests.”Ellen Wald, a Gulf energy expert and author of a book about the Aramco oil company, Saudi, Inc, said Trump’s comments have exacerbated Riyadh’s dilemma.“It really does put a lot of pressure on the Saudi monarchy to initiate a response, potentially a military response, and that’s probably really not something that Saudi Arabia is equipped to handle. The Saudi military is is not prepared to fight a protracted war with Iran in any way,” Wald said.Meanwhile, fighting a war on behalf of Saudi regime has seldom been so unattractive in the US, following the murder of Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi, and Trump’s own tweeted reminder on Monday, that the US less dependent than ever on oil flows in the Gulf.However, while it may be in nobody’s interests to go to war, the political costs for not responding currently fall most heavily on the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman – and his response is unpredictable.“We’re not dealing with common sense here. We are dealing with the fact that the Saudi’s have to retaliate one way or the other one form or the other,” said Jean-Francois Seznec, a Gulf expert who teaches at Georgetown University. “Otherwise the position even of the crown prince would be seen as weak in the country and at this point doesn’t have many friends even in his own country at the higher level.”One option for Riyadh and Washington is a retaliation against a proportionate Iranian target, accompanied by much signalling that it is a limited response. However, Tehran may not see it that way.“If they retaliate, the Iranians would have to retaliate even more. And we are just in an inertia of war,” Seznec said. “We really are in that situation right now and what’s so scary is that people all agree that this is not good for anybody. But there is nobody who can stop it.”
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    The new chief of the Federal Aviation Administration says he plans to test out Boeing's software changes to the 737 Max in a simulator.
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    After the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil refineries investors will need time to see how events developFinancial markets are reliably terrible at reading big geopolitical developments, so do not read too much into the initial 20% jump in the oil price after the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure. The list of unknowns is long. Saudi officials may not know how long it will take to restore full production and it’s not in their interests to offer full clarity at an early stage. As for any US-led military response against Iran, it may be preceded by several rounds of brinkmanship.Thinktank Capital Economics offered a gloriously wide range of forecasts for the oil price for the rest of the year. A quick resumption of Saudi production would restore $60 (£48) a barrel; and a full-blown US-Iran conflict would see it soar to $150. That’s honest, but not obviously helpful. Continue reading...
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    Creditors will decide if they’ll accept 11p in the pound they invested in care home projectInvestors in an aborted Gavin Woodhouse care home project are to vote on whether the embattled entrepreneur’s former business partner is attempting to “buy them off at a pittance” via a new settlement offer.The October vote will give investors the chance of accepting 11p for every pound they ploughed into a single off-plan development in Yorkshire, where the advertised care home never materialised. Continue reading...
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    PM implodes under weight of his own narcissism as Luxembourg leader lets ripExit the Incredible Sulk. It was bad enough getting owned on Twitter by the actor who played the Incredible Hulk – comparing yourself to a comic book hero with anger management issues was always asking for trouble when you’ve got form with the Camberwell police. Classic Dom.But Boris Johnson’s day just got a whole lot worse when he was completely owned by about 50 unthreatening protesters – this was Luxembourg, where crime waves are measured in the number of people not paying parking fines – and Xavier Bettel, the country’s prime minister. Continue reading...
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    Suppliers now have until 2024 to fit them into homes, but it may mean higher costs for the industry.
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    More than 640 million barrels of oil are currently sitting in caves under Texas and Louisiana. Why?
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    More than 640 million barrels of oil are currently sitting in caves under Texas and Louisiana. Why?
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    Zimbabwe: Doctors protest against abduction of their union leader  Al Jazeera EnglishView full coverage on Google News
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    (Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson said he is optimistic about reaching a deal with the European Union even though a day of Brexit talks descended into disarray as he canceled a news conference after it was ambushed by protesters.A noisy demonstration, in which protesters could be heard shouting “dirty liar” as music blared, prompted Johnson’s team to ask their hosts in Luxembourg to move the presser indoors -- but the request was denied.Johnson departed the chaotic scene, leaving behind an empty lectern, while Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel, went on to address the media alone, laying into his British guest and branding Brexit a “nightmare.”It was an ignominious end to a day that started with the British leader expressing hope for a deal. The U.K. is due to exit the EU on Oct. 31, and Johnson has said he is determined to leave the bloc on time, even if that means doing so with no divorce agreement in place.Snails or Sorbet?Johnson traveled to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for his first face-to-face talks since becoming prime minister. The two men met for lunch, though even the menu was contentious. British officials had earlier suggested the meal would include snails, salmon and cheese, whereas in fact it consisted of chicken, pollock and sorbet.While the atmosphere around the table was friendly, a breakthrough was no closer to being reached, one EU official said.“The big picture is that the commission would like to do a deal,” Johnson told the BBC in an interview after the talks with Juncker. The EU president is “highly intelligent” and wants a deal, the premier said. “But clearly it’s going to take some work.”Juncker’s team said after the meeting that the U.K. has still not presented any proposals and it is their “responsibility to come forward with legally operational solutions” to allow the free flow of goods between the Republic of Ireland, which is in the bloc, and Northern Ireland, which is in the U.K.No ShowJohnson, whose office said talks between the two sides will now take place every day, said he is offering alternative arrangements for the Irish border, the main sticking point in talks with the bloc, though he refused to give specifics. “There’s a limit to how much the details benefit from publicity before we’ve actually done the deal,” he said.Why Johnson’s Brexit Path Can’t Avoid Irish Border: QuickTakeIt was after talks with Luxembourg’s prime minister that Johnson’s day went awry. He decided it would be better to avoid the confrontational scenes and left Bettel standing next to Johnson’s empty podium, denouncing the “mess” of Brexit to a cheering crowd of protesters.“There are no concrete proposals at the moment on the table,” said Bettel, who had talked with the EU’s lead negotiator, Michel Barnier, before meeting with Johnson. “We need written proposals,” he said, before telling the absent Johnson to “stop speaking and act.”‘Going to Happen’Johnson’s office asked for the news conference to be moved inside so it wouldn’t be drowned out by the protesters, but Bettel’s office refused, according to U.K. officials speaking on condition of anonymity.With patience running out in Europe, and his room to compromise strictly limited, Johnson is doubling down on his plan to take the U.K. out of the bloc with no deal at all on Oct. 31.Johnson’s officials have indicated he will defy a new law designed to force him to seek a delay to Brexit rather than allow a no-deal split next month. Instead, they are preparing to take their fight to court to “test” the new law.In his interview with the BBC, the prime minister repeatedly refused to rule out battling through the courts in order to ensure the U.K. leaves the EU on time.Johnson said he would not breach the law but didn’t go into detail of how he would get around a vote by Parliament requiring him to ask the EU for an extension on Oct. 19 if he can’t reach a new agreement by then.“Our first priority, if I may say so, just to try and look on the bright side for a second or two, is to come out with a deal,” Johnson said.Earlier in the day, Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne hadn’t shared his British counterpart’s optimism. In an interview with CNBC, he said the EU must accept that a no-deal Brexit is “going to happen.”(Updates with Finnish prime minister in final paragraph.)To contact the reporters on this story: Thomas Penny in London at tpenny@bloomberg.net;Stephanie Bodoni in Luxembourg at sbodoni@bloomberg.net;Jonathan Stearns in Luxembourg at jstearns2@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tim Ross at tross54@bloomberg.net, Robert JamesonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Prince Harry showed support for Gareth Thomas after the Welsh rugby star was forced to disclose his HIV-positive status.
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    The price of oil could go sharply higher, depending on the duration of the disruption at Saudi oil facilities and whether there is a military response.
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    Erdogan hosts Putin and Rouhani for new round of Syria talks  Al Jazeera EnglishView full coverage on Google News
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    The International Life Sciences Institute, with branches in 17 countries, is funded by giants of the food and drug industries.
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    Grand Designs presenter’s company has yet to deliver on promises while investors are facing up to 97% lossesLocal residents claim a flagship development built by TV property guru Kevin McCloud’s troubled housing empire, which was supposed to have been completed in 2018, resembles a “bomb site”, with unfinished roads and pavements, and homeowners forced to contend with building-site conditions.In its sales brochure, HAB Housing – founded by the Grand Designs presenter – described Lovedon Fields in Hampshire as “a collection of beautiful three, four and five-bedroom homes” boasting facilities including allotments, play areas and a wildflower meadow. Continue reading...
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    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was booed on Monday by protesters after talks with his counterpart in Luxembourg, putting off a briefing with reporters due to the protests.
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    Colleagues defend ‘thoughtful and passionate’ Australian-British lecturer, who was sentenced to a decade in prison on suspected espionage chargesFriends and colleagues of Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert – the Australian woman sentenced to a decade in prison in Iran on suspected espionage charges – have praised her as a “thoughtful and passionate academic”, and rejected outright suggestions she was a spy.The British-Australian academic was arrested by the Iranian regime in September last year and has since been tried and sentenced to 10 years in prison. The charges are not publicly known, but it is believed they relate to espionage: 10-year sentences are regularly handed down for spying in Iran. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    As predictions about the climate crisis increasingly become observations, Australians are witnessing first hand the impacts of more frequent and severe weather events. These images supplied by the Climate Council show the devastating effects on the continent’s ecosystems and unique wildlife. Australia’s ecosystems are already under grave stress from land-clearing, over-harvesting and invasive feral animals and plants; climate change is adding to the litany of woes and proving to be the last straw for some systems and species Continue reading...
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    Walmart is partnering with TerraCycle -- a global waste management company that works with consumer product companies, retailers, cities and facilities to recycle "difficult-to-recycle" products and packaging -- to offer the nation's largest car seat recycling event, with nearly 4,000 Walmarts participating across the country.
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    • 37-year-old rider banned from driving for five years• ‘It’s an awful shame because he’s a very talented lad’The talented but troubled jockey Graham Gibbons has been jailed, following his fourth conviction for drink driving. The verdict was recorded last week at Harrogate magistrates court and resulted in the 37-year-old being committed to prison for 16 weeks, disqualified from driving for five years and fined a victim surcharge of £149.It is the latest of several examples of Gibbons making trouble for himself and throws into question whether he will ever be able to recover his licence to ride in races. He last rode as a jockey in December 2016, until a urine sample taken from him while he was riding at Kempton returned positive for a metabolite of cocaine. Continue reading...
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    British police said on Monday they had charged a climate-change activist who last week attempted to disrupt Europe's biggest airport, London Heathrow.
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    They are in the same position as most Zimbabweans, struggling to survive soaring inflation and shortages of food and other essentials.
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    America is running out of White Claw hard seltzer, and the shortage might not end until next year.
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    Court to hear arguments on Tuesday on whether PM Boris Johnson 'acted unlawfully' when he prorogued Parliament.
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    Yemen’s peace process: The Hodeida Agreement that never was? wafiwahidi Mon, 09/16/2019 - 13:57
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    The EU imports 6.6% of its crude oil from Saudi Arabia and 27.3% from Russia, but it could boost its energy dependence on Russia if supplies from the kingdom stall.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Republican leaders in South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas have all canceled their party's presidential primary.
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    Jo Swinson’s offer is just to permanently polarise the electorate around Brexit. The Lib Dems still have no distinctive pitch for issues beyond leaving the EUDo gamblers know something that pollsters do not? Ever since the Liberal Democrats’ record European election result and the arrival of their new leader, Jo Swinson, there’s been a spring in their step. Polls show the Lib Dems nipping at Labour’s heels. A victory in the Brecon and Radnorshire byelection and then the defection of half a dozen MPs from rivals in recent weeks has helped to attract a record membership. The party is now hoping to be swollen by an influx of radicalised remainers, attracted by the party’s decision to change its approach to Brexit. Lib Dems no longer want a second Brexit referendum; instead they would simply revoke article 50 without a public vote. This policy will only become law if the Lib Dems win a parliamentary majority, a possibility which the betting markets think has as little as a 5% chance. The party appears not to be serious about power, offering an empty pledge that is impossible to redeem.Ms Swinson’s wager appears to be that she is right and the punters are wrong. In the Brexit referendum there was a tendency to underestimate the appeal of leave, and the Lib Dems think Westminster is now ignoring the latent remain vote. It is true that a petition supporting the revocation of article 50, which would stop Brexit in its tracks, attracted more than 6m signatures. It is also the case that Brexit is likely to feature as a big issue in the next general election, and the Lib Dems see an advantage in carving a niche out of make-it-stop politics. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    The use of modern slavery laws to target traffickers was a breakthrough. But the problems thrown up by modern drug gangs won’t be solved by criminal justice aloneThe once poorly understood phenomenon of county lines drug dealing is taking firmer shape in terms of public policy and also of awareness. The emerging picture is disturbing even to those familar with the most destructive consequences of illegal drugs. What is going on, as our reporting and interviews with senior police officers reveal, is that increasing numbers of vulnerable children and adults are being exploited by criminal gangs, with all 44 UK police forces (including the national British Transport Police and Police Scotland) reporting county lines activity last year, up from just seven forces four years ago. The over-representation of looked-after children and those who have been excluded from school in the county lines drug trade is concerning. In fact it is hard to imagine a worse outcome for such children than being recruited by criminal gangs.Exactly when, why and how this business model cohered in the UK is being explored by researchers. The government commissioned its first official “county lines” report in 2015, when it was described as an “emerging national issue” and coastal towns were highlighted as key locations for up to 180 urban gangs looking to expand into new territory, aided by the ubiquity of mobile phones. The modus operandi was to establish a base, sometimes in a property occupied by existing addicts or via a personal connection, and recruit customers, mainly for heroin and crack cocaine, using dedicated phone numbers, known as county lines, and special offers. Low-level salespeople or runners were typically boys aged 14-17 groomed using gifts and debt – and often threats and violence. Continue reading...
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    The White House would like you to abandon all common sense on 'locked and loaded'  CNNOn Sunday night, President Donald Trump tweeted this:
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    Tiny, cheap, unmanned and hard-to-detect aircraft are transforming conflicts across regionIn the history of modern warfare, “own the skies, win the war” has been a constant maxim. Countries with the best technology and biggest budgets have devoted tens of billions to building modern air forces, confident they will continue to give their militaries primacy in almost any conflict.Tiny, cheap, unmanned aircraft have changed that, especially over the battlefields of the Middle East. In the past three months alone, drones have made quite an impact in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and possibly now Saudi Arabia, where half the country’s oil production - and up to 7% of the world’s global supply – has been taken offline by a blitz that caused no air raid sirens and seems to have eluded the region’s most advanced air warning systems. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Tiny, cheap, unmanned and hard-to-detect aircraft are transforming conflicts across regionIn the history of modern warfare, “own the skies, win the war” has been a constant maxim. Countries with the best technology and biggest budgets have devoted tens of billions to building modern air forces, confident they will continue to give their militaries primacy in almost any conflict.Tiny, cheap, unmanned aircraft have changed that, especially over the battlefields of the Middle East. In the past three months alone, drones have made quite an impact in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and possibly now Saudi Arabia, where half the country’s oil production - and up to 7% of the world’s global supply – has been taken offline by a blitz that caused no air raid sirens and seems to have eluded the region’s most advanced air warning systems. Continue reading...
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    Before the trip, Johnson had compared himself to the Incredible Hulk.
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    Oil prices jumped roughly 12% on Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabian crude oil facilities over the weekend sliced the kingdom’s production in half and intensified concerns of retaliatory actions in the Middle East.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Oil prices jumped roughly 12% on Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabian crude oil facilities over the weekend sliced the kingdom’s production in half and intensified concerns of retaliatory actions in the Middle East.
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    Records fall at Headingley as Darren Stevens scores 237 against Yorkshire in what could be his penultimate match for Kent.
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    Spain's National Court on Monday rejected the extradition to the United States of a former Venezuelan military spy chief accused of drug smuggling and other charges. The court released retired Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who denies the charges and says that they were politically motivated. María Dolores Argüelles, a lawyer for Carvajal, said she had no immediate details of the ruling beyond that a release order had been issued for the retired general.
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    The Ongoing Divide: Palestinian Participation in Israeli Elections alistair Mon, 09/16/2019 - 13:29
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    'Urgent action is required to address the human suffering on our streets,' say campaigners
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    Monday Briefing: Attack on Saudi oil facilities has an impact far beyond the kingdom szuke Mon, 09/16/2019 - 13:25
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    The leader of the Islamic State group released a new alleged audio recording Monday calling on members of the extremist group to do all they can to free IS detainees and women held in jails and camps. The purported audio by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in which he also said that his group is carrying out attacks in different countries, was his first public statement since April, when the shadowy leader appeared in a video for the first time in five years. With a $25 million U.S. bounty on his head, al-Baghdadi is the world's most wanted man, responsible for steering his chillingly violent organization into mass slaughter of opponents and directing and inspiring terror attacks across continents and in the heart of Europe.
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    Police say charges of stealing covert information against Cameron Ortis pose ‘potential risk’ for US, UK, New Zealand and AustraliaCanada and its allies are scrambling to assess the damage inflicted by what experts believe could be the largest security breach in the country’s history after a senior federal intelligence official was arrested on charges of stealing covert information.Following a lengthy investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted police, Cameron Ortis – the leader of the police force’s own intelligence unit – was charged on Friday with leaking or offering to share covert information. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Carnival Cruise Line Itinerary Changes Due to Hurricane Humberto  Cruise HiveHurricane Humberto Heads Toward Bermuda  GizmodoHumberto strengthens into hurricane, may bring heavy rain to Bermuda  Fox NewsThey escaped Dorian and Humberto, but now face new traumas  CNNHurricane Humberto NOAA 5pm advisory: Strengthening Humberto to become ‘major hurricane'  Express.co.ukView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Sustainable style can help spread an important message, say panelists at London fashion week after a weekend of protestsThe climate crisis was on the agenda again at London fashion week on Monday, with sustainability experts and activists taking part in a symposium at the Finnish Institute focusing on creativity and sustainability. It was in keeping with fashion week so far, which has seen Extinction Rebellion activists stage a “die-in” and swarm the Victoria Beckham show, one of the week’s highest-profile events, hoping to force the industry to take the climate emergency seriously.The symposium was a follow-up to July’s Helsinki fashion week, which is open exclusively to designers and brands who produce sustainable collections. Similar events have already taken place in New York, and there are more planned for Paris and Milan – part of a programme focusing on sustainability and the identity of each host city. For London’s instalment, which was chaired by Helsinki fashion week’s founder, Evelyn Mora, creativity was deemed an appropriate topic given the British capital is, in her words, “the belly of the beast”, known for its fashion-forward approach to design. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Congo's former health minister detained over alleged mismanagement of $4.3 million in Ebola funds  CNNAs Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Drags On, Untracked Cases Sow Confusion  The New York TimesFormer minister arrested over alleged mismanagement of Congo Ebola funds  The GuardianWHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 37: 9 - 15 September 2019 Data as reported by: 17:00; 15 September 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWebView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Donald Trump inspired near-covfefe levels of confusion online after posting tweets that cryptically ended with: “Obama Netflix?” - a phrase which provided instant meme fodder. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Donald Trump inspired near-covfefe levels of confusion online after posting tweets that cryptically ended with: “Obama Netflix?” - a phrase which provided instant meme fodder. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Boris Johnson was dealt a brutal slapdown by Luxembourg’s PM Xavier Bettel at a news conference he failed to turn up to, after the UK leader became the target of fiery protests. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Boris Johnson was dealt a brutal slapdown by Luxembourg’s PM Xavier Bettel at a news conference he failed to turn up to, after the UK leader became the target of fiery protests. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The path to the final of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 presented by Alibaba Cloud was set as FIFA Legend Michael Owen drew the seven contenders in Zurich...
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    The United States doesn't know how to respond to the attack on its ally's oil plant—or who to hold responsible for it.
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    Tropical disturbance in Gulf of Mexico set to deluge Texas with heavy rain, while Hurricane Humberto may target Bermuda  The Washington PostAn unnamed tropical disturbance in the western Gulf of Mexico may dump serious amounts of rain in Texas starting the middle of this week, potentially leading to ...View full coverage on Google News
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    Tehran has long been accused of arming the Yemeni insurgent group.
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    US whistle-blower Edward Snowden said he won't get a fair trial if he returns home to the US.
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    Couples will now be able to decline to answer the question of race on marriage forms in Virginia
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    After three-way talks between the presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey, the leaders reiterated their commitment to restoring peace and stability in Syria and defeating terrorist groups that still control parts of the country. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Canada: arrest of ex-head of intelligence shocks experts and alarms allies  The GuardianCanadian police say there is 'potential risk' for US, UK, New Zealand and Australia, who have shared Five Eyes alliance.View full coverage on Google News
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    Brexit deadlock after Johnson meets with Juncker
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    Global oil prices spiked 20% when markets reopened on Monday, after a weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities suspended the production of 5.7 million barrels a day. State-run oil company Aramco said in a statement that work was underway to restore production. The U.S. has blamed Iran for launching nearly a dozen cruise missiles and over 20 drones from its territory into a key Saudi oil facility on Saturday.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Hundreds of doctors stage a walkout to condemn the alleged abduction of union chief Peter Magombeyi.
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    Former porn star Mia Khalifa has gone on the social media defensive after she came in for flak for being a guest at Watford's Premier League clash versus Arsenal, when she has previously professed to be a West Ham fan. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Immediate excitement has greeted one of the first sign of life from the hugely popular franchise since the publicity-shy artist retired it in 1995Fans of the surreal, the bizarre and sardonic anthropomorphic cows are in a fervour after The Far Side cartoonist Gary Larson’s website was updated this weekend with promises of “a new online era”, 24 years after the reclusive creator retired at the age of 44.Larson’s iconic Far Side cartoons were syndicated in more than 1,900 daily newspapers from 1980 to 1995, treating readers to daily offerings from his offbeat visions of the world. In one of his most famous cartoons, a female chimpanzee finds a blonde hair in her mate’s fur, and asks him: “Been doing more ‘research’ with that Jane Goodall tramp?” (Goodall approved.) In another – voted one of his best by scientists – a boffin with a large rectal thermometer stands behind a brontosaurus, the caption reading: “Professor Higgenbottom was never heard from again, leaving the cold-blooded/warm-blooded controversy still unresolved.” His image of a caveman pointing to the tail of a stegosaurus and letting his audience know that it is called “the thagomizer, after the late Thag Simmonds”, led paleontologists to adopt the invented term. Continue reading...
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    Iranian weapons were used in drone attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure this weekend, Saudi-led coalition said refraining from directly blaming Tehran as Washington did. Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Theatre company reacts to sexual assaults at previous events like The Great Gatsby The company behind The Wolf of Wall Street, the latest production to tap into the trend for immersive theatre, has introduced safeguarding measures to protect actors and participants following a series of incidents at previous high-profile shows.The adaptation of the debauched memoir of former stockbroker and convicted fraudster Jordan Belfort opens in London this week. But the huge success of the immersive format, buoyed by its embrace of escapism and risk, has sparked concerns over how much actors are exposed to dangerous interactions with audience members. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Sadio Mane insists his public falling out with Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah has been “forgotten”, with the pair now “reconciled” and “good friends” once more...
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    President seizes on clarification by newspaper to claim critics of the controversial judge are 'horrible people'
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    The island nation’s defection whittled the number of countries that recognize Taiwan down to just 16 after Beijing flipped key allies, over objections from Washington.
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    New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has reportedly been accused of sexual misconduct by a second woman, this time someone who is said to have painted a mural for him. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    (Bloomberg) -- Follow @Brexit, sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, and tell us your Brexit story. Boris Johnson skipped a planned press conference with his Luxembourgish counterpart Xavier Bettel, which was set up close to a noisy group of anti-Brexit protesters. In his absence, Bettel called Brexit a “nightmare” and said it was up to Johnson to find a way out of the impasse.Earlier, the U.K. prime minister met European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss the divorce agreement. Johnson told the BBC a deal “will take some work,” while the EU said a breakthrough is no closer.Key Developments:Johnson misses news conference with Luxembourg’s Xavier BettelBoth sides put out read-outs on meeting that show no breakthroughU.K. Foreign Secretary said EU must show flexibility to get a dealPound extended losses as Bettel spokeRead more: Bettel Rips Into U.K and Calls Brexit Situation a ‘Nightmare’EU Says Breakthrough No Closer (5.25 p.m.)The talks between Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker over lunch in Brussels were friendly -- but that doesn’t mean a breakthrough is any closer, an EU official said. The European Commission statement issued after the lunch was meant to signal the lack of anything fundamentally new.Johnson didn’t bring any concrete proposals which would replace the controversial Irish backstop while still meeting the EU’s objectives, the commission said.Lib Dems Would Campaign to Rejoin EU: Davey (5:05 p.m.)If Boris Johnson succeeds in taking the U.K. out of the European Union on Halloween, the Liberal Democrats will go into any general election campaigning to rejoin the bloc, according to the party’s finance spokesman Ed Davey.“If there is an election directly after he crashes us out and the chaos is hitting, people are going to say ‘who’s going to save us from this?’ And the only policy that’s credible is to rejoin,” Davey said when asked by Bloomberg what the party’s post-Brexit message would be. The same would also be true even if the U.K. leaves with a deal, he said, because the country would be in a Brexit transition period and “won’t really have left.”Davey’s statement is far more definitive than that of his party leader, Jo Swinson, who on BBC radio on Monday was reluctant to be drawn on the issue. Davey said he thought the EU would be open to readmitting the U.K. on its current terms, and that his party wouldn’t want Britain to be in the Euro, or in the Schengen area.Johnson Refuses to Rule Out Court Battle (5 p.m.)In an interview with the BBC, the prime minister repeatedly refused to rule out taking his battle to court in order to ensure the U.K. leaves the EU on Oct. 31. He said he was hopeful of reaching a deal with the bloc but that an accelerated timetable for talks will be needed.Speaking after a working lunch with Juncker, Johnson said: “He is a very, highly, highly intelligent guy and I think that he would like to get a deal if we possibly can, but clearly it’s going to take some work.”The premier also refused to rule out suspending Parliament once again to deliver on his pledge. “We will obey the law but we will come out -- and -- we will come out I should say on October 31.”Johnson gave scant details on how he planned to get a deal with the bloc, saying he wanted checks away from the border in Northern Ireland. “It’s all doable with energy and goodwill,” he said.Johnson Says Brexit in ‘Difficult Moment’ (3:40 p.m.)Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his government is “working very hard” to get a Brexit deal, but added it is a “difficult moment” and, while both sides are talking, a divorce agreement “isn’t necessarily in the bag.”It wasn’t immediately clear from the pooled TV interview if the comments were before or after the meeting with his Luxembourgish counterpart Xavier Bettel. But it’s clear that both sides remain far from reaching a deal.After Johnson canceled his press conference appearance alongside Bettel (see 3:05 p.m.), an official in his office, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the U.K. had repeatedly asked for the event to moved inside, away from the protesters, but was told by the Luxembourg side it wouldn’t be.Bettel Blames U.K. For Brexit ‘Mess’ (3:15 p.m.)A very animated Bettel drew repeated rounds of applause and cheers from anti-Brexit protesters gathered next to the outdoor venue as he held no punches in his press conference after his meeting with Johnson.“This is a nightmare,” he said. “Imagine you are a European citizen in London, and you don’t know what the future will look like.”He was asked if Johnson would obey the law and about the idea that he might not. Bettel’s response: “This would not happen in Luxembourg.”Johnson Dodges Press Conference With Bettel (3:05 p.m.)A planned joint news conference at 2 p.m. London time was delayed by almost an hour after Johnson’s talks with Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel.Two podiums had been set up outside and the loud heckling by anti-Brexit opponents could have potentially embarrassed the U.K. leader. Demonstrators could be heard shouting “dirty liar” and music blared.In the end Johnson was seen leaving, and his Luxembourgian counterpart addressed reporters alone.Johnson, Juncker Held “Constructive” Talks (2:40 p.m.)The leaders agreed discussions would intensify and meetings would soon take place "on a daily basis,” according to a statement by a U.K. government spokesperson. The read-out from the European side spoke about remaining “available to work 24/7” while underlining that no “legally operational solutions” had been put forward yet by the Brits.If no agreement is reached at the next summit of EU leaders on Oct 17-18, Johnson is set to pursue a course of leaving the bloc without one, in defiance of a new law designed to force him to seek an extension to the deadline. Johnson’s team expect the legal battle will go to court.Umunna: Lib Dems Can Win 200 Seats (12:30 p.m.)Fresh from his first speech to his new party, Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman Chuka Umunna said internal polling shows the party could secure 100 ...
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    Teenagers in the US are afraid of climate change but are also increasingly participating in activist activity, according to a new poll.
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    Teenager with dairy allergy died after restaurant said his birthday dinner was safe to eat: Coroner  AOLTeen with severe dairy allergy served fatal dish despite alerting waitstaff to diet needs, coroner says  Fox NewsTeen died from birthday meal even after he told restaurant of allergy, coroner rules  USA TODAYWhat can restaurants do to help customers with allergies?  BBC NewsAfter Teen Told Restaurant He Had Dairy Allergy, Birthday Meal Killed Him  NDTV NewsView full coverage on Google News
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    The soldier, who was killed while fighting alongside Afghan commandos in Wardak Province, is the 17th American service member to die during combat operations this year.
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    Singer, songwriter and frontman of the Cars, the US rock group that enjoyed success with hits such as Drive and My Best Friend’s GirlThe American musician Ric Ocasek, who has died aged 75, led the new wave band the Cars to huge international success from 1978 until 1988. The Cars reached their highest UK chart position, No 3, with My Best Friend’s Girl in November 1978 and enjoyed hits with Just What I Needed, Let the Good Times Roll, You Might Think, Let’s Go and, best and biggest of all, the aching ballad Drive.They were the first American band to successfully take a punk/new wave aesthetic into the US charts – their use of irony, downbeat imagery, synthesisers, impassive vocals and European cultural references standing in contrast to the shrill hard rock then dominant – and Ocasek’s exceptional talent as a songwriter ensured they enjoyed a decade of hit singles and albums. Continue reading...
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    The comics take a look at Bolton, the debates and more from the president's busy week in Best of Late Night      
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    Politicians make lots of promises on health care. Maybe they should promise to get rid of waste.      
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    Owen Carey collapsed about an hour after he ate the grilled chicken in April 2017. A corner ruled that he died from a "severe anaphylactic reaction."      
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    President Donald Trump and senior administration officials met at the White House on Monday to discuss how to respond to the attack on a Saudi oil facility that the U.S. has blamed on Iran, according to three senior administration officials. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was expected to present evidence that ties Iran to the weekend's attacks, according to the Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short.
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    Gibraltar's chief minister on Monday dissolved parliament and called a general election next month, saying the territory needs "strong leadership" ahead of Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union on October 31. Speaking to a news conference, Fabian Picardo called for the vote to be held on October 17 to ensure a strong government was in place to tackle the fallout from Brexit. "Gibraltar will need settled and strong leadership going into Brexit, especially if there is also to be an election in the UK and potentially in Spain thereafter," said Picardo who was elected for a second term in 2015.
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    Queer singer Jamie Barton closed the Proms with a subversive rendition of the song, but its alliance with an anti-gay British empire leaves me queasyWhat’s not to love? A queer opera singer exuberantly waving the Pride flag in front of a cheering audience at Last Night of the Proms, broadcast to millions of people. It is the sort of thing that is guaranteed to send every pink-faced Home Counties golf-club reactionary into paroxysms of rage. But at the risk of inviting predictable groans, watching the symbol of queer liberation being dramatically brandished during a rendition of Rule, Britannia! left me somewhat queasy.An overtly jingoistic song dating back to the mid-18th century, it became an anthem of a British empire that imposed anti-gay laws from India to Africa. Indeed, 35 of the 53 Commonwealth nations – mostly ex-British colonies – have laws criminalising homosexuality, some designed by colonisers who themselves passionately sang along to Rule, Britannia!. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Activists fear Peter Magombeyi was kidnapped by state agents for role in doctors’ strikeConcerns are growing for a doctor and labour activist in Zimbabwe who remains missing more than 48 hours after his abduction by suspected state security agents.Peter Magombeyi, the acting president of the Zimbabwean Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), disappeared at around 10pm on Saturday. The union leader sent a short message to colleagues saying he believed he was being kidnapped before all communications ceased. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    (Bloomberg) -- Follow @Brexit, sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, and tell us your Brexit story. John Bercow is spending his final weeks as Speaker of the House of Commons in the same way he’s spent the previous decade: putting himself at the center of events and making life difficult for the British government.Bercow, who announced his impending retirement last week, is the most controversial speaker in decades, possibly centuries. To his fans, he’s a defender of democracy, standing up for Parliament against government attempts to sideline it. To critics, he’s an opponent of Brexit who has bent the rules in an effort to stop Britain from leaving the European Union.Parliament’s vitriolic Brexit debates have elevated Bercow, 56, whose shouts of “Order, order” and refusal to invite President Donald Trump to address the chamber made him something of a celebrity. Due to stand down once a successor is elected in November, Bercow used an appearance in New York on Monday to make his case once again, that whatever happens to the U.K., Parliament won’t be excluded.“In a parliamentary democracy, Parliament cannot be ejected from the center stage of the attempted dispute resolution process,” Bercow told New York University students. “There are three ways to proceed in the election of Brexit: Leave with a deal. Leave by resolution of Parliament with no deal. Or put the matter back into the melting pot.”In the U.K. Parliament, the Speaker is supposed to be a neutral umpire. But even before Brexit polarized British politics, Bercow was despised by many Conservative lawmakers. He’d been one of them but won the speakership after a long courtship of Labour votes, and they argued that he continued that path in office.Bercow’s argument is that he has aimed to restore the reputation of the Commons. He took over the job in 2009, after a scandal about the expenses claimed by MPs forced the resignation of his predecessor.In an effort to win back respect for MPs, Bercow encouraged them to hold the government to account. Where previously Parliament had often been the last place where a topical issue might be discussed, Bercow was enthusiastic in forcing ministers to come and explain themselves. That this change coincided with the arrival of a Conservative-led government explains much of the perception that he is anti-Tory.That dissatisfaction reached a new level this year as Bercow made a series of rulings against the government, overturning the usual rules of how Parliament works. He allowed the government’s opponents to take control of business, but enforced them when blocking former Prime Minister Theresa May from bringing her Brexit deal back repeatedly for more votes.‘No Apology’Other criticisms are more personal. Unsurprisingly for a Parliamentarian, Bercow likes the sound of his own voice. His frequent appeals for brevity in others are often comically lengthy. More serious are allegations of bullying leveled against him by some former staff, which he vehemently denies.“If ever there was a politician who contained multitudes, it was John Bercow as Speaker,” said Philip Cowley, professor of politics at Queen Mary, University of London. “Almost single-handedly, he managed to pull the House of Commons back into a more central role in the nation’s political discussion, while also doing much to change the way it worked internally.At the same time, “his personal behavior was much-criticized, and he leaves the post of Speaker much more politicized than when he came in to office,” Cowley said.Announcing his retirement, Bercow tried to write his own epitaph: “Throughout my time as Speaker I have sought to increase the relative authority of this legislature, for which I will make absolutely no apology to anyone, anywhere, at any time.”As he sees it, he has only been on the side of Parliament. And whatever his critics say, this points to the fundamental problem for both May and her successor as prime minister Boris Johnson: Neither has had the support of Parliament.(Updates with Bercow comments in New York in fourth paragraph)\--With assistance from John P. Jones, Alexander H Gittleson and David Wainer.To contact the reporter on this story: Robert Hutton in London at rhutton1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tim Ross at tross54@bloomberg.net, Tony Czuczka, James LuddenFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    'If you are going to say 'Get in line' to people, you should at least make sure they actually have a line to stand in," says Oliver
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    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed Monday to ramp up talks on securing an elusive Brexit deal, but the two sides gave starkly different assessments of how far apart they are.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed Monday to ramp up talks on securing an elusive Brexit deal, but the two sides gave starkly different assessments of how far apart they are.
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    The Israeli prime minister wages a fierce get-out-the-vote campaign before Tuesday’s election.
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    The Israeli prime minister wages a fierce get-out-the-vote campaign before Tuesday’s election.
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    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with the European Union's top executive Jean-Claude Juncker and Xavier Bettel, the Luxembourg premier to discuss Brexit on Monday.
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    Biden says he faced off gang leader armed with a razor blade in 1962 – a former state president of the NAACP supports his yarnThe year was 1962, and Joe Biden, a swimming pool security guard in his early 20s, had a problem. A tough guy by the name of CornPop, leader of a Delaware gang called “the Romans”, was waiting for him outside the pool.In Biden’s telling, CornPop was a “bad dude” who “ran a bunch of bad boys”, was armed with a straight-razor and backed by other gang members. And he was threatening to “cut” the future vice-president. Continue reading...
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    A pyrotechnic mishap caused the fire before a Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts game.
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    The presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey are meeting for talks centered on resolving the conflict in Syria. This is the first international public appearance of Hassan Rouhani as Iran is accused of Saudi Arabia attack by US. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Islam Times - Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi and Director General of Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom Alexey Likhachev exchanged views about ways to promote mutual cooperation in the peaceful nuclear industry.
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    For the last year and a half, the United States has been attacking, through economic and political pressure, the part of the world’s energy supply that comes from Iran. The retaliatory attack on Saudi Arabia's oil supply should come as no surprise.
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    There’s an explosion of the eight-legged creatures in Britain’s gardens due to the warm weather. Here’s why you should welcome them into your outdoor spacesWhere have all these huge spiders in our back gardens come from? It is a question asked a lot at the moment, given the apparent population explosion in recent weeks, and the webs lacing our outdoor spaces. But actually, they’ve been here since early spring. They hatched last autumn, as tiny 1mm spiderlings, from eggs deposited under a silken protective igloo last autumn. At this time of year, they are reaching adult maturity – finally big enough to be noticed.This year’s warm summer has been kind to spiders, giving them plenty of invertebrate food (mostly flies, but also bees, wasps, butterflies and beetles), and a temperature that speeds up their growth. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Donald Trump’s hostility towards Iran and support for Saudi Arabia has made a delicate situation explosiveLike a furious maelstrom, roiled by opposing currents, the crisis in the Gulf gains in intensity and destructive power almost by the day. On Sunday, Donald Trump said the US was “locked and loaded”, ready to respond to attacks on an oil facility in Saudi Arabia, in which it believes Iran was involved. But warning bells, akin to those used to alert fog-bound mariners steering towards rocks, have been ringing out for months. They have mostly been ignored. The daunting bill for multiple acts of political insouciance, measured in lives and petrodollars, is now coming due.Trump is even trying to sell the Saudis nuclear technology. What would you think, were you in Iran’s shoes? Continue reading...
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    Doctor Who actor writes about living with dysmorphia and depression in autobiographyThe actor Christopher Eccleston has spoken for the first time about his poor mental health, revealing that he has lived with eating disorders and had considered suicide.The Doctor Who actor was praised by charities for his bravery, after writing in his forthcoming autobiography that he was “a lifelong body hater”. Continue reading...
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    India’s national airline has announced a new departure for its crew members: their inflight meals will be offered from a new special low-fat menu. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    There were violent scenes at a Russian amateur ice hockey clash this weekend as brawls between players spilled over into the crowd. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Judit Varga called to account for erosion of press freedom and judicial independenceA Hungarian minister was quizzed for the first time by her EU peers on Monday about Viktor Orbán’s restrictions on media, NGOs and courts – restrictions that are widely seen as eroding democracy and the rule of law.Before meeting 26 EU affairs ministers, the interior minister, Judit Varga, said member states should “stand on the basis of law” when scrutinising Hungary’s record. “I expect them to avoid double standards; I expect them to prove this procedure is not a political witch-hunt.” Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    People are stockpiling for Brexit, while my youngest and I are frightened by the climate emergency. We have to remember: fear is fuel for tyrannyI am not stockpiling for Brexit – that seems wildly melodramatic. Instead, I find myself waking up in the night, wondering whether to arm myself. By dawn, of course, this seems a little extreme, too. Somehow, by breakfast, I have reminded myself I am not in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, feasting on a foetus, and that in fact I live near a well-stocked Tesco Metro.Yet, if Brexit is a vast psychodrama that is never about what it says it is about (no one is that emotionally invested in tariffs, whatever they suggest), then it is bound to provoke some deeply peculiar feelings. Some of my friends have become very anxious – about food supplies, medicines, civil unrest. We had some of this before 2016: food banks and riots, anyone? But the media ramps up these feelings by the hour. The message is that democracy has toppled and everything will close down on 1 November; in truth, this is the day negotiations will start for real. Continue reading...
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    Islam Times - Yemen's military has warned foreigners in Saudi Arabia to leave Aramco's oil processing plants, saying they are still a target and can be attacked "at any moment."
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    A U.N.-backed court based in the Netherlands unveiled new charges Monday, including terrorism and intentional homicide, against a Hezbollah fighter who also is accused of assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon announced that a judge has confirmed a new five-count indictment accusing Salim Jamil Ayyash of three bombings targeting Lebanese politicians in 2004 and 2005. Hezbollah denies involvement in Hariri's assassination.
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    Gladys Liu faces loyalty questions - but some say she is the victim of "xenophobic paranoia".
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    Sergio Garcia secured his 16th European Tour title and booked his spot in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, a Rolex Series event, after winning the KLM Open on his debut in the tournament with a hard fought one-stroke victory...
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    The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court appealed on Monday against the shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence that killed around 3,000 people.
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    Thousands of Indonesian firefighters are locked in an around-the-clock game of Whack-a-Mole as they battle to extinguish an invisible enemy -- underground fires that aggravate global warming. Vast blazes are ripping across the archipelago's rainforests, unleashing a toxic haze over Southeast Asia that has triggered health fears and sent diplomatic tensions with Indonesia's neighbours soaring. "It's so much harder to fight fires on peatlands," a dirty and exhausted Hendri Kusnardi told AFP outside smog-hit Pekanbaru city in Sumatra.
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    The world's most popular Pokemon trainer, Ash Ketchum, achieves the goal he set for himself in 1997.
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    In 'Wildhood,' Scientists See Similarities In Adolescent Humans And Other Animals  NPRUnderstanding the lives of animals can illuminate our own — and those of loved adolescents too. But authors Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers ...
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    Islam Times - A US Republican state senator said there is no reliable evidence that Iran was involved in the recent drone attack on Saudi oil installations, which he described as an enormous loss of prestige for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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    Kashmir crackdown: Restore normal life, says India's top court  Al Jazeera EnglishIndia v Pakistan: Imran Khan issues nuclear warning - ‘Fight to the death’  Express.co.ukWar With India A Possibility, Imran Khan "Absolutely" Believes  NDTV NewsAbused by Soldiers and Militants, Kashmiris Face Dangers in Daily Life  The New York TimesPolice Case Against Students For Protest At Imran Khan Rally: Report  NDTV NewsView full coverage on Google News
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    An Italian football pundit has been fired after saying on air that the only way to stop Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku was by “giving him 10 bananas to eat.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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    (Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia said preliminary findings show Iranian weapons were used in the attack on one of its key oil installations, but stopped short of directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the strikes that cut its crude output by half and rattled oil markets.Ongoing investigations of “debris and wreckage” show “it belongs to the Iranian regime,” Turki al-Maliki, a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, told reporters in Riyadh on Monday. He said initial findings suggest the attack was not launched from Yemen, contradicting claims by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels that they carried out the attack using a swarm of long-range drones with more sophisticated engines.“We are working right now to spot the launch point of those attacks,” he said.Saturday’s attacks caused an unprecedented surge in oil prices and cast a shadow over preparations for the sale of a stake in Saudi Aramco that could be the world’s biggest initial public offering.While President Donald Trump hasn’t directly blamed Iran for the attacks, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has. Two U.S. officials said the location of the damage and weapons used suggest the attack was not launched by the Houthis, who have been fighting the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for four bruising years.Al-Maliki said evidence of Iranian involvement would be released, without saying when. Iran denied involvement.“Accusing Iran of the attacks is in line with the U.S.’s maximum-lies policy,” said Abbas Mousavi, spokesman at the foreign ministry in Tehran. “Such accusations are unsurprising, unacceptable and baseless.”Russia, a leading Iranian ally in the Middle East, called on countries not to rush to conclusions over who was responsible, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.In a tweet on Monday, Trump cast doubt on Iran’s denials of responsibility, citing the Islamic Republic’s claim that a U.S. drone shot down over the Persian Gulf in June was actually over Iranian waters.“Remember when Iran shot down a drone, saying knowingly that it was in their “airspace” when, in fact, it was nowhere close,” Trump wrote. “They stuck strongly to that story knowing that it was a very big lie. Now they say that they had nothing to do with the attack on Saudi Arabia. We’ll see?”During that incident, Trump said he called off a retaliatory military strike on Iran at the last minute, after learning about potential casualties that he said would be out of proportion to the destruction of a U.S. drone.Yet over the weekend Trump raised the specter of a military confrontation with Iran, saying that the U.S. is “locked and loaded depending on verification” that Tehran staged the attack. He then said he’d wait for Saudi comments on who was responsible.There were a total of 19 impact points at the world’s biggest crude-processing facility at Abqaiq and at an oil field in Khurais, and equipment used in the incidents that’s been recovered so far was inconsistent with the Houthi claims, the U.S. officials said. The Houthis had said they used unmanned aerial vehicles in the attack.Oil posted its biggest ever intraday jump, briefly surging above $71 a barrel after the strike removed about 5% of global supplies and raised the specter of more destabilization in the region.The U.S. president promised to help allies following the attacks, saying he’d do so despite America not being as reliant on Middle East oil. The crisis comes as Trump’s White House operates without a national security adviser. John Bolton, who had the post, was dismissed last week.The Houthis on Monday said oil installations in Saudi Arabia remained a target for weapons that could reach anywhere in the kingdom.“We assure the Saudi regime that our long hand can reach wherever we want, and whenever we want,” Houthi spokesman Yahya Saree said in a statement. “We warn companies and foreigners not to be present in the facilities that were hit in the strikes because they are still within range and may be targeted at any moment.”Difficult ChoiceThe Trump administration and Saudi leaders now face a difficult choice in how to respond to Iran or its proxies without triggering a broader conflict that could spiral out of control with potentially devastating consequences for global oil markets and the world economy. Neither country has tipped its hand.Trump will “be quite reluctant to start a war with Iran over Saudi Arabia,” said Ali Vaez, Iran Project Director at the International Crisis Group. “But Iran has increasingly less to lose and so is becoming less risk averse which means Trump’s policy of maximum pressure has backfired. At this stage, if there were a direct retaliation against Iran, the Iranians would find the draw of retaliation irresistible and we could enter a tit-for-tat situation that could easily spiral.”Trump officials had recently floated the idea of talks between the president and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations General Assembly this month, after more than a year of escalating tensions between the two countries following the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.Mousavi on Monday confirmed Rouhani would travel to New York, but said he had “no plans” to meet Trump. Iran has consistently said that no progress was likely in improving ties without the U.S. first removing sanctions on Iranian oil exports.While analysts estimate Saudi Arabia may be able to restore half of the lost production as early as Monday, Trump said on Twitter Sunday that he’s authorized the release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve if needed “in a to-be-determined amount sufficient to keep the markets well-supplied.”The stock of about 645 million barrels of crude and petroleum products could help meet demand during the time it would take for the Saudis to repair the facilities. Trump also told U.S. agencies to expedite permitting approvals of oil pipelines.\--With assistance from Lin Noueihed.To contact the reporters on this story: Vivian Nereim in Riyadh at vnereim@bloomberg.net;Abbas Al Lawati in Dubai at aallawati6@bloomberg.net;Bill Faries in Washington at wfaries@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Alaa Shahine at asalha@bloomberg.net, ;Lin Noueihed at lnoueihed@bloomberg.net, Mark WilliamsFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg ...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    One of British fashion photography’s biggest names explores museum artefactsThe show-stopping gown in a new exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is a red silk number from Alexander McQueen’s infamous Horn of Plenty collection. Its billowing skirts are only partially visible, however, beneath a gauzy white conservational wrap, while its distinctive headdress is entirely hidden. This outer layer catches the light in what must be the first time a McQueen creation has been upstaged by its own dust jacket.Tim Walker: Wonderful Things, which opens on Saturday, plays with expectations in many ways. At a preview the photographer – whose twisted fairytale aesthetic has made him one of British fashion’s most prominent names – described the show as not a retrospective “but the end of a chapter”. Continue reading...
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    Up-and-coming actor Pavel Ustinov was handed a 3.5-year sentence for resisting arrest and wounding a police officer during an unauthorized anti-government rally in Moscow on August 3. The man denies any wrongdoing. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Up-and-coming actor Pavel Ustinov was handed a 3.5-year sentence for resisting arrest and wounding a police officer during an unauthorized anti-government rally in Moscow on August 3. The man denies any wrongdoing. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Author: ReutersID: 1568646306152124300Mon, 2019-09-16 11:45 TAIPEI: The Solomon Islands’ government has cut official ties with Taiwan in a new blow to President Tsai Ing-wen, who is seeking re-election in January amid rising tension with China. Taiwan now has formal relations with only 16 countries worldwide, but China claims Taiwan as its territory and says it has no right to formal ties with any nation. Taiwan’s foreign minister, Joseph Wu, told reporters in Taipei late on Monday that it would immediately close down its embassy in the Solomon Islands and recall all of its diplomats. Wu said China was aiming to meddle with Taiwan’s presidential and legislative elections in January with “dollar diplomacy.” “The Chinese government attacked Taiwan purposely before our presidential and legislative elections, obviously aiming to meddle with the voting. The government strongly condemns this and urges people to hold on to its sovereignty and the value of freedom and democracy,” Wu said. “Taiwan has never bowed to pressure from one single setback, and it won’t be defeated by this blow,” Wu said, urging support from allies in the region to defend Taiwan’s much-valued freedom and democracy. Solomon Islands is the sixth country Taiwan will lose as a diplomatic ally since Tsai came to office in 2016 — following Burkina Faso, the Dominican Republic, Sao Tome and Principe, Panama and El Salvador. Tsai, who’s facing an uphill battle in January’s vote, has been criticized over her handling of Beijing, who suspects of her pushing for Taiwan’s formal independence. China’s foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The move came after the Solomon Islands’ months-long review of the pros and cons of a switch to Beijing, which was offering $8.5 million in development funds to replace support from Taiwan. The Solomons Prime Minister’s office did not immediately respond to questions. A switch in allegiance would be a prize for Beijing in its campaign to secure allies from Taiwan. Taiwan vowed to fight China’s “increasingly out of control” behavior after El Salvador switched its allegiance to Beijing last year. Main category: WorldTags: Solomon IslandsTaiwanChina Solomon Islands’ forests felled fast to feed China demand — Global WitnessChina says it won’t rule out using force to reunify Taiwan
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    Shane O'Brien stabbed a fellow bar-goer to death in 2015
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    Iran denies being behind attacks and vows to defend itself
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    Rise follows lifeboat charity’s robust response to critics of its support for projects outside UKThe Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has enjoyed a surge in donations after the charity was criticised for its work helping to save people from drowning abroad.Both the Times and MailOnline had highlighted that the RNLI was sending millions of pounds to projects overseas at a time when it was facing a funding crisis that forced it to cut posts in the UK. Coverage included comments from two Tory MPs attacking the policy and led some donors to say they would stop supporting the charity. Continue reading...
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    Data breach at Miami server exposes personal information on virtually every Ecuadorean  Miami HeraldPersonal Data Of Entire 16.6 Million Population Of Ecuador Leaked Online  ForbesData on almost every Ecuadorean citizen leaked  BBC NewsAlmost entire population of Ecuador has data leaked  CNNData Of Almost Whole Of Ecuador's Population Leaked Online  NDTV NewsView full coverage on Google News
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    Islam Times - A missile recently unveiled by Hezbollah is capable of destroying all kinds of military battleships, a twitter account affiliated to the Lebanese resistance movement says.
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    Donald Trump has been warned he cannot declare war without congressional support following the bombing of Saudi Arabian oil facilities.The strikes, which destroyed half of the kingdom’s oil production capacity, were claimed by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.
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    There have just been 145 cases of the parasite in the US since it was first discovered in the 1960s
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    What was once a gloomy brickshed is now one of the most awe-inspiring art galleries in the world. As Tate Modern tops our chart, its architect reveals his trick: avoid glamour and keep it rawThe best architecture of the 21st century‘It is totally unimaginable now,” says Jacques Herzog, “but this was a huge chunk of the city that was completely excluded from public life, overgrown and set back behind high walls. It felt like Sleeping Beauty’s castle.”The Swiss architect is referring to Bankside power station, the great brick hulk that he and Pierre de Meuron transformed into Tate Modern in the year 2000, turning it into a cathedral of art that is now officially the most popular attraction in the UK, receiving 5.9 million visitors last year. People don’t just come for the art, but to experience the most powerful architectural transformation of the century, and one of the most majestic indoor public spaces in the world. Continue reading...
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    It's 15 miles across with a mass of more than twice the sun.
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    More than half of the tigers that Thai authorities confiscated in 2016 from an infamous Tiger Temple tourist attraction have died from a viral disease because their immune systems were weakened by inbreeding, media reported. The Buddhist temple west of Bangkok was a tourist destination where visitors took selfies with tigers and bottle-fed cubs until authorities removed its nearly 150 tigers in 2016 in response to global pressure over wildlife trafficking.
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    Riyadh has reportedly shut down a pipeline to Bahrain after drones targeted two key Saudi Aramco oil plants on Saturday. The closure comes amid supply shortage fears as the kingdom struggles to restore the facilities. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The move, which Taiwan denounced as bribery by Beijing, is a setback to both Taipei’s global standing and Washington’s regional diplomacy in the Pacific.
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    Israelis head to polling stations on Tuesday for second time in just six months with many fearing no obvious outcome will lead to third election
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    There were multiple violent clashes between police and protesters across Hong Kong throughout the weekend, but one shocking incident, in which a middle-aged man was beaten unconscious, has since become viral. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Inspector general Michael E. Horowitz outlined a multi-step review process with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General William Barr; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports from Washington.
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    Legal arguments judges will bear in mind when deciding if PM acted unlawfully in proroguing parliamentThe supreme court hearing on the suspension of parliament by Boris Johnson will test the foundations of the UK’s unwritten constitution with arguments about the respective powers of parliament, the courts and the government. Continue reading...
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    While markets await a Saudi update, investors are likely asking how the kingdom left itself so vulnerable, and what it means for the future.
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    There is the good shape of a Brexit deal but it is not necessarily "in the bag", British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday following a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Luxembourg.
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    Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor living in Russia after leaking information about the US government's mass surveillance program, has said he would like to return home if he can get a fair trial. Snowden, who faces espionage charges that could send him to prison for decades, stated his desire to return to the United States in an interview with "CBS This Morning" broadcast on Monday. "I would like to return to the United States," said Snowden, whose memoir, "Permanent Record," is to go on sale on Tuesday.
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    EU Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt’s rant that tomorrow’s world order is “based on empires” has been met with mockery on social media, and with accusations that such rhetoric is ironically out of the ‘Brexiteers’ playbook.’ Read Full Article at RT.com
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    EU Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt’s rant that tomorrow’s world order is “based on empires” has been met with mockery on social media, and with accusations that such rhetoric is ironically out of the ‘Brexiteers’ playbook.’ Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Björn Höcke halts interview after German state broadcaster draws parallel to Nazi rhetoricAn Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) politician has walked out of an interview and threatened a journalist after he was confronted with parallels between his rhetoric and that of Adolf Hitler.An interview with Björn Höcke by the state broadcaster ZDF, recorded last week but screened on Sunday, shows the AfD politician threatening “massive consequences” to a journalist who refused to restart an interview after a series of difficult questions. Continue reading...
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    Drone attacks targeted a major Saudi Aramco processing facility and oilfield in the kingdom's east
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    Could this become a reality?
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    Decision to increase number of judges from nine to 11 signifies significance of hearingSupreme court hearing - the key issuesEleven supreme court justices will hear the politically charged claim that Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in advising the Queen to suspend parliament for five weeks in order to stifle debate over the Brexit crisis.All but one of the judges on the UK’s highest court will be on the bench on Tuesday when the case opens. The hearing will be livestreamed on the supreme court website. Continue reading...
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    Decision to increase number of judges from nine to 11 signifies significance of hearingSupreme court hearing - the key issuesEleven supreme court justices will hear the politically charged claim that Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in advising the Queen to suspend parliament for five weeks in order to stifle debate over the Brexit crisis.All but one of the judges on the UK’s highest court will be on the bench on Tuesday when the case opens. The hearing will be livestreamed on the supreme court website. Continue reading...
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    The US is accusing Iran of attacks on a key Saudi oil facility. Experts warn a US strike on Iran would be counterproductive — even dangerous.
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    Less than 24 hours after a major attack by at least 10 drones or cruise missiles on key Saudi oil facilities, the rhetoric in the Middle East is heating up and the region appears to be on the brink of conflict. After US President Donald Trump spoke to
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    Rupert Murdoch’s younger son gave subtle but pointed criticism of the network in an interview with the New YorkerFor decades the Murdoch name has been synonymous with the type of monolithic conservative thinking broadcast and printed by the family’s media empire around the world. More recently, and in particular the Fox News brand, has likewise become synonymous with almost universal praise for Donald Trump. But recent comments given by James Murdoch, younger son of Rupert, point out that not all members of the family are necessarily ideologically aligned.In an interview with the New Yorker, James Murdoch, formerly the CEO of 21st Century Fox before its recent merger with Disney, and now currently unemployed by the family business, levied subtle but pointed criticism at his father’s news network and the president. Continue reading...
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    Rupert Murdoch’s younger son gave subtle but pointed criticism of the network in an interview with the New YorkerJames Murdoch in Florence, Italy, on 19 October 2015. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesFor decades the Murdoch name has been synonymous with the type of monolithic conservative thinking broadcast and printed by the family’s media empire around the world. More recently, and in particular the Fox News brand, has likewise become synonymous with almost universal praise for Donald Trump. But recent comments given by James Murdoch, younger son of Rupert, point out that not all members of the family are necessarily ideologically aligned.In an interview with the New Yorker, James Murdoch, formerly the CEO of 21st Century Fox before its recent merger with Disney, and now currently unemployed by the family business, levied subtle but pointed criticism at his father’s news network and the president.He has seen signs of rising illiberalism and threats to democracy around the world led by authoritarian regimes using the tools of the digital age to spread disinformation, he said.“The connective tissue of our society is being manipulated to make us fight with each other, making us the worst versions of ourselves,” he said.Asked if that included Fox News, he demurred somewhat, but noted: “There are views I really disagree with on Fox.”His foundation Quadrivium, which he established with his wife, Kathryn, who has worked on the Clinton Climate Initiative, has made part of its mission fighting the type of disinformation campaigns seen in recent years that have helped usher in fascist-leaning governments around the world. The group is also working on galvanizing voter turnout, something sure to work against the prospect of Trump’s re-election were it to prove successful.A New York Times investigation earlier this year suggested Murdoch has long held ambivalent attitudes towards Fox News. The NYT said: “When Roger Ailes, the chief executive of Fox News, was ousted in 2016, amid a sexual harassment scandal, James wanted to revamp the network as a less partisan news outlet.”Murdoch’s latest comments are, on the whole, a small fissure in the typically Trump-adoring Murdoch front, but given some of the recent criticism of the president from Fox News personalities, it may be a harbinger of shifting political winds in the family business.Or it could just be the newly freed Murdoch son, who has dallied with centrist and Democratic causes before, reiterating his independence. Around the time of the protests and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017 Murdoch criticized Trump’s comments praising neo-Nazis.One thing it would be hard to say, given comments he gave about Pete Buttigieg – “It’s clear to anyone who hears him speak that he has an extraordinary mind,” he said – and his framing of the 2020 election as “a really crucial moment” for democratic values, is that his vision of a world fighting back against illiberalism includes Trump in it as president.
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    UK PM Boris Johnson cancels a press conference in Luxembourg - BBC News  BBC NewsIncredible Sulk morphs from green to yellow as he is bested by Bettel  The GuardianBoris Johnson Skips Press Conference After Facing Protester Heckling  Bloomberg PoliticsBoris Johnson’s treatment in Luxembourg was staggeringly rude and utterly nauseating  The SunBoris Johnson skips press conference with Luxembourg PM amid loud booing by protesters  Guardian NewsView full coverage on Google News
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    Hailed as one of the most significant archival discoveries of modern times, text seems to show the Paradise Lost poet making careful annotations on his edition of Shakespeare’s playsAlmost 400 years after the first folio of Shakespeare was published in 1623, scholars believe they have identified the early owner of one copy of the text, who made hundreds of insightful annotations throughout: John Milton.The astonishing find, which academics say could be one of the most important literary discoveries of modern times, was made by Cambridge University fellow Jason Scott-Warren when he was reading an article about the anonymous annotator by Pennsylvania State University English professor Claire Bourne. Bourne’s study of this copy, which has been housed in the Free Library of Philadelphia since 1944, dated the annotator to the mid-17th century, finding them alive to “the sense, accuracy, and interpretative possibility of the dialogue”. She also provided many images of the handwritten notes, which struck Scott-Warren as looking oddly similar to Milton’s hand. Continue reading...
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    Iran has seized a boat suspected of being used to smuggle fuel and arrested its 11 crew members near a vital oil shipping lane, state television reported on Monday.
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    Iran has seized a boat suspected of being used to smuggle fuel and arrested its 11 crew members near a vital oil shipping lane, state television reported on Monday.
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    An x-ray of the ring inside Jenna Evans
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    Members of the University of Tennessee marching band got to be some of the first people to wear the wildly popular anti-bullying T-shirt inspired by a 4th-grade fan, who was teased for his homemade shirt.
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    Saudi Arabia received strong support from its allies in the US, Pakistan and the Persian Gulf after 10 drones fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen struck key oil facilities. The proximity to Bahrain, some 50 km. from the areas hit, leads to serious questions
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    The Saudi-led military coalition battling Yemen's Houthi movement said on Monday that the attack on Saudi oil plants was carried out by Iranian weapons and did not originate from Yemen according to preliminary findings.
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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to make all illegal West Bank settlements in Hebron officially part of Israel if he is victorious in tomorrow’s election. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    From Sharon Horgan and Sally Wainwright to Armando Iannucci and Julian Fellowes, the creators whose shows feature in our top 100 pick their favourite TV of the centuryThe 100 best TV shows of the 21st centuryNurse JackieI nominate Nurse Jackie created by Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem and Evan Dunsky. I don’t think I’d have written Happy Valley if I hadn’t seen Nurse Jackie. You could feel the creative energy buzzing through every episode, in the way it was written, shot and performed. Every episode had a hundred stories riddled through 25 minutes. It was surprising, dark, relevant and very funny. It was a show in which all the characters were complicated, flawed, sometimes unlikable but always funny and deeply engaging. It has an unparalleled place in my head as inspirational telly. God should appear as a character in TV shows more often. Continue reading...
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    The latest Russian airliner, the Irkut MC-21-300, has made its first international flight to Turkey, the jet’s producer has announced. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    One of the world’s largest virus research centers, located in Siberia, was reportedly engulfed in flames after a sudden explosion rocked the secretive compound, known for its stores of Ebola, HIV, anthrax and other strains. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    One of the world’s largest virus research centers, located in Siberia, was reportedly engulfed in flames after a sudden explosion rocked the secretive compound, known for its stores of Ebola, HIV, anthrax and other strains. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Mr Trump is also fighting subpoenas for his financial records filed by congressional Democrats
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    Solomon Islands Ends Diplomatic Ties with Taiwan, Stands by China  The Wall Street JournalTaiwan says China meddling with elections after Solomon Islands cuts ties  Reuters'Dollar diplomacy' - Taiwan condemns China after Solomons switch  Aljazeera.comTaiwan says China meddling in its presidential election | TheHill  The HillChina Claims Diplomatic Coup Over Taiwan With Solomon Switch  BloombergView full coverage on Google News
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    In the wake of the Saudi refinery drone attacks, US President Donald Trump on Monday congratulated himself in a tweet for making the United States the biggest energy producer in the world. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Tensions are flaring in the Persian Gulf after President Donald Trump said the U.S. is "locked and loaded" to respond to a weekend drone assault on Saudi Arabia's energy infrastructure that his aides blamed on Iran. The attack, which halved the kingdom's oil production and sent crude prices spiking , led Trump to authorize the release of U.S. strategic reserves should they be necessary to stabilize markets.
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    Iran has seized a vessel traveling through the Persian Gulf for allegedly smuggling diesel fuel, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency. The move comes amid a series of high-profile tanker detentions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Representative Ilhan Omar responded on Sunday to the son of a victim of the September 11 terrorist attacks, who called her out for previous comments about the attacks that critics found dismissive.During the memorial service for 9/11 victims at Ground Zero, Nicholas Haros Jr., who lost his mother, 76-year-old Francis Haros, in the attacks, wore a shirt emblazoned with the phrase, "some people did something" on the front, the phrase Omar used to refer to the attacks.After reading the names of some of the victims, Haros Jr. repeated the phrase and pointed to his shirt."Today I am here to respond to you exactly who did what to whom," he said. "Madam, objectively speaking, we know who and what was done.""CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties," the Minnesota Democrat said earlier this year during remarks to the Council on American–Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights group, a comment that sparked outrage among conservatives and some families of victims."So 9/11 was an attack on all Americans. It was an attack on all of us and I certainly could not understand the weight of the pain that the victims of the families of 9/11 must feel, but I think it is really important for us to make sure that we are not forgetting the aftermath of what happened after 9/11," Omar responded Sunday on CBS when asked about Haros Jr.'s criticism. "Many Americans found themselves now having their civil rights stripped from them, and so what I was speaking to was the fact that as a Muslim, not only was I suffering as an American who was attacked on that day, but the next day I woke up as my fellow Americans were now treating me as a suspect."Haros Jr. appeared to accept Omar's goodwill, saying the congresswoman had "showed respect for the loss of families. And that was a good thing."
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    The Bangladeshi stall owner finds a wallet in a Rome street and makes it his mission to return it.
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    The two-year-long economic crisis in Argentina has intensified in recent months, leaving even some middle-class families struggling to afford food. France 24 reports.
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    Price of Brent crude surges by more than $12 a barrel as 5% of world’s oil supply is wiped outThe Saudi oil attacks have triggered the steepest crude market price surge in 30 years and stoked fears for the global economy.The attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure led to the biggest jump in global prices since 1988 by wiping out 5.7m barrels of production a day – 5% of the world’s oil supply. Continue reading...
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    Author: Tue, 2019-09-17 00:31 ROME: Italian police arrested three people on Monday accused of the kidnap, torture and trafficking of migrants hoping to set sail from Libya to Europe. Their accusers described a catalogue of abuse including the systematic rape of women and the murder of some migrants. A 27-year old man from Guinea and two Egyptians, aged 24 and 26, were taken into custody in a detention center in Messina, Sicily, after police gathered testimony against them from other migrants. The arrested men had crossed the Mediterranean themselves, landing in Lampedusa before being transferred to Sicily. Witnesses said the three ran a prisoners’ camp in a former military base in Zawyia in Libya, where those ready to attempt the perilous sea crossing were forcibly held until they could pay a ransom. Those interviewed said they had been “beaten with sticks, rifle butts, rubber pipes, whipped or given electric shocks,” and had seen other prisoners die, police said. They had also been refused water or medical attention for their wounds or for diseases contracted in the camp, they said. Anyone unable to pay up was passed on to other traffickers “for sexual and/or work exploitation,” or was killed. The testimonies were gathered from migrants spread in reception centers across Sicily and on the island of Lampedusa. “All the women who were with us ... were systematically and repeatedly raped,” one witness was quoted as saying. “They gave us seawater to drink and, sometimes, hard bread to eat. We men were beaten to get our relatives to pay sums of money in exchange for our release,” he said. “I saw the organizers shoot two migrants who had tried to escape.” Another said he was “whipped by electrical wires. Other times I was beaten, even around the head.” One survivor described how the electric shocks “made you fall to the ground unconscious,” adding that he had “personally witnessed many murders by electric shock.” Some migrants died of hunger, according to another cited witness, who described seeing a jailer “shoot a Nigerian in the legs for having taken a piece of bread.” Libya, despite being wracked by chaos and conflict since the 2011 uprising that killed the dictator Muammar Qaddafi, has remained a major transit route for migrants, especially from sub-Saharan Africa. According to figures from the International Organization for Migration in July, at least 5,200 people are currently trapped in official detention centers in Libya, often in appalling conditions. There are no figures for the number of people held in illegal centers run by human traffickers, who brutally torture them to try to extort money from their families. Italy’s tough line on migrants arriving from North Africa, and EU cooperation with the Libyan coast guard, has seen some of those attempting the crossing picked up at sea and returned to the chaos-wracked country. The UN and aid groups have warned those returned face rampant human rights abuses in both official and illegal centers. Main category: WorldTags: ItalyLibya migrantsTripoli Italy: Rescue boat with 82 migrants can dock at Italian isleMigrant rescue boat in limbo off Italy as medical cases evacuated
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Lionel Messi has been declared fit for Barcelona’s opening UEFA Champions League game at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, the Catalan club have announced. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Oly Ilunga detained in connection with $4.3m allocated for fighting the deadly virusThe former health minister for the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been arrested over the alleged mismanagement of $4.3m (£3.4m) dedicated to the Ebola response.Oly Ilunga, who resigned as health minister in July having been removed from leading the Ebola response by President Félix Tshisekedi, has denied any wrongdoing. Continue reading...
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    Canadian teenage tennis ace Bianca Andreescu has been enjoying a taste of the high life after she became her country’s first Grand Slam singles champion earlier this month. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Beijing has warned that it would be irresponsible to guess who is the culprit behind the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities without conducting a proper investigation. The US had immediately blamed Iran for the operation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    A Northern Irish rights campaigner whose case against Britain leaving the European Union without a deal was dismissed by the Belfast High Court last week succeeded on Monday in joining two other challenges before the United Kingdom's Supreme Court.
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    Joe Heller was celebrated as a 'consummate napper'in the obituary
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    The extent of medical work Tyson Fury required to the horror gash he sustained in his victory over Otto Wallin at the weekend has been revealed in photos showing the grisly before and after of the heavyweight boxer’s cut. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Friends, family and public ostracise 35-year-old over sexuality
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    In a ‘turning point for the UK at Eurovision’, the corporation is teaming up with a record label to choose the artist and track for the competitionThe BBC is overhauling how the UK act for the Eurovision song contest is selected, scrapping the public vote in favour of teaming up with a record label to choose the singer and the song.Mel Balac, the creative director of BBC Studios, the corporation’s commercial arm, described the deal with the record label, BMG, as a “turning point for the UK at Eurovision”. This year’s contestant, Michael Rice, came last. Continue reading...
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    Saudi attacks threaten U.S. gasoline price hikes, particularly in California  AOLCrude prices jump, Wall Street recoils after drone strike erases half of Saudi Arabia’s oil output  The Washington PostTrump: US 'locked and loaded depending on verification' of attack on Saudi oil field  CNNBehnam Ben Taleblu: Attack on Saudi oil facility shows Trump was right to pull out of Iran nuke deal  Fox NewsColumn: Will the hard lessons of the Saudi oil attack be learned? - Russell  ReutersView full coverage on Google News
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    Iraq signed Sunday a landmark deal with the GCC Interconnection Authority (GCC IA) for a transmission line...
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    Labour-turned-Lib Dem MP tells conference PM’s credibility undermined by threats to break lawBritain is unable to exert any moral authority in a world increasingly dominated by authoritarian leaders if Boris Johnson continues to threaten to break the law over Brexit, the Labour-turned-Liberal Democrat MP Chuka Umunna has argued.Umunna, who now speaks on foreign affairs for the party he joined in June, told the Lib Dem conference that Johnson’s international credibility was further undermined by a government dominated by figures from the former Vote Leave campaign. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Red Cross May Resume Its Work In Afghanistan, Taliban Say  NPRThe Taliban are rescinding a 5-month-old ban that prevented staff with the International Committee of the Red Cross from working in Afghanistan, saying they ...View full coverage on Google News
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    Talks between Britain and the European Union on an exit agreement will intensify, a statement from Prim Minister Boris Johnson's office said on Monday, reiterating that the British leader will not request a delay to Brexit beyond Oct. 31
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    The lead singer of The Cars has died at the age of 75 after being found 'unconscious and unresponsive' in his Manhattan townhouse...
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    Blow for Taipei as largest remaining ally in region switches relations to Beijing The Solomon Islands’ government has voted to sever its longstanding ties with Taiwan and take up diplomatic relations with Beijing.The move is a huge blow to self-ruled Taiwan, which has lost six allies since 2016, and to Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, who is seeking re-election in January amid rising tension with China. It has sparked protests in the Solomon Islands, according to local media. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Netflix has released a new series titled ‘The Spy’. The show stars Sacha Baron Cohen and an Israeli female actress Hadar Ratzon and inspired by the real life events of Eli Cohen, an Israeli spy who worked for the Mossad in the 1960s and posed as an agent in Syria...
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    Shortly after Edward Snowden flagged France as a place where he would want to live, the country’s justice minister said she personally supports granting asylum to the renowned whistleblower still in exile in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    With Trump expected to skip the UN climate summit, the question will be: what’s possible if the most powerful nation is pulling away from action?‘Americans are waking up’: two thirds say climate crisis must be addressedThis story originally appeared in the Nation. It is republished here as part of the Guardian’s partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.As world leaders converge on New York City for the United Nations climate action Summit on 23 September, they enter what may be the most consequential week in climate politics since Donald Trump’s surprise election as president of the United States in 2016. Trump, of course, announced soon after taking office that he was withdrawing the US from the Paris agreement, the landmark treaty signed at the last big UN climate summit in 2015. António Guterres, the UN secretary general, convened this week’s summit precisely because the US and most other countries remain far from honoring their Paris pledges to reduce heat-trapping emissions enough to prevent catastrophic climate disruption. Continue reading...
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    The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
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    Within the GCC, Oman is likely to witness the highest growth at a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of 4...
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    Rohingya still in Myanmar face 'threat of genocide': United Nations  NBCNews.comHundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who remain inside Myanmar face systematic persecution and are living under the threat of genocide, a U.N. ...View full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday he must present workable proposals to replace the Brexit backstop in their stalled divorce deal, which the executive said had still not been made.
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    A women’s college in India has reportedly dropped its new dress code following a student protest. The short-lived rule was said to have been put in place in order to ensure “better marriage proposals” for the school’s pupils. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    In February 2006, Al-Qaeda launched an attack on the world’s largest oil refinery, the Abqaiq facility in Saudi Arabia...
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    Britain has no intention of seeking an extension to the transition period after it leaves the European Union if a divorce deal is struck with the bloc, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Monday.
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    Pakistan’s technology minister has confirmed that the country will be sending its first astronaut to space within the next three years, with the assistance of China. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The New Development Bank (NDB) has approved four new infrastructure and development projects with loans totaling $1.4 billion. New investments bring the BRICS bank’s portfolio to 42 projects worth $11.6 billion. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Reports come amid raised tensions after weekend attack on major Saudi oil installationIran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 litres of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates, Iran’s semi-official news agency ISNA has reported.“It was detained near Iran’s Greater Tunb island in the Persian Gulf … the crew have been handed over to legal authorities in the southern Hormozgan province,” ISNA said on Monday, without elaborating on the nationalities of the crewmen. Continue reading...
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    Political outsider Kais Saied was leading Tunisia's election with just over a quarter of votes counted, the election commission said Monday, in the country's second free presidential vote since the Arab Spring.
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    A car crawling through traffic in Russia was blasted by lightning –twice– in an incredible double-strike that was filmed by the dashcam of a nearby vehicle. The flashes were so powerful they temporarily blinded another driver. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    A car crawling through traffic in Russia was blasted by lightning –twice– in an incredible double-strike that was filmed by the dashcam of a nearby vehicle. The flashes were so powerful they temporarily blinded another driver. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Brazil could stand to benefit from the weekend's attacks on Saudi Arabian oil production facilities, according to veteran emerging markets investor Mark Mobius.
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    Letter purports to express North Korean leader's 'willingness' for third summit
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    Former Cameroon international and four-time African Player of the Year Samuel Eto’o is one of the most decorated players in world football...
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    An extended Saudi oil outage could push Brent crude prices north of $75 per barrel, Goldman Sachs warned clients.
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    Lebanese singer Wael Kfoury celebrated his 45th birthday yesterday evening in a lavish celebration at his home in Zahle, in presence of a number of his political friends, artists and media personalities, such as Lebanese singer Melhem Zein, Lebanese International fashion designer Elie Saab, Lebanese actress Cyrine Abdelnour, and many more...
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    A web site is offering $1,000 to a chosen "Starbucks addict" willing to switch to local coffee shops for a full month "literally get paid to drink delicious coffee...
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    Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir will officiate a UEFA Champions League match on Tuesday. European football's governing body UEFA said on its website that Cakir, 42, will referee the Champions League Group H match between Chelsea and Valencia in London...
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    I am currently employed in an organisation and have not received my salary for the months of June, July and August 2019 from my employer...
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    Manufacturers 'intentionally and recklessly targeting young people,' says Andrew Cuomo
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    President boasts of energy independence following attack on major refinery in Middle East
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    UFC megastar Conor McGregor has given a huge indication he is set for an octagon return in his Dublin hometown in December – although the announcement met with ridicule rather than anticipation from some fans. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    As summer turns to autumn in Europe, new beginnings are afoot at the EU's institutions. Ursula von der Leyen, the incoming president of the European Commission, has unveiled her proposed team of new Commissioners. But the line-up wasn't without controversy, notably for including a vice-presidency portfolio entitled "Protecting our European Way of Life".
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    British newspaper The Guardian has apologized for attacking former Tory prime minister David Cameron for having only felt “privileged pain” over the death of his 6-year-old severely disabled son. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    British newspaper The Guardian has apologized for attacking former Tory prime minister David Cameron for having only felt “privileged pain” over the death of his 6-year-old severely disabled son. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Strangers danced while the road was closed to traffic during the town's Heritage Open Day.
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    'The world's happiest hedgehog' is making a name for himself on social media by allowing fans a glimpse of his incredible travels around the world...
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    If you have serious college debt to pay off or are on a tight budget and are seriously hungry, then this article couldn’t have come to you at a better time...
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    A panel of judges in Luxembourg on Tuesday will begin hearing arguments concerning the US tech giant Apple and the world’s biggest tax case. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Saudi Aramco officials said Sunday that 5 million barrels per day had been affected, carving a 5%-sized hole in the world's total oil supply.
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    The meeting was chaired by the ECB's Benoit Coeure, who says "the bar for regulatory approval will be high."
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    Pakistan blasphemy riots: Dozens arrested after Hindu teacher accused  BBC NewsPakistani police detain Hindu school principal over 'blasphemy'  Aljazeera.comPakistan arrests 3 over attack on temple, Hindu homes  Washington Post218 Charged For Rioting In Pakistan Over Alleged Blasphemy By Hindu Principal  NDTV NewsThree Muslims are arrested for blasphemy in rare move after a Hindu temple was ransacked  Daily MailView full coverage on Google News
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    More than 3,000 people have been held in Kashmir since Aug. 5.
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    Author: AFPID: 1568631716820657800Mon, 2019-09-16 10:56 LUXEMBOURG: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker for talks Monday insisting a Brexit deal is possible, despite deep skepticism from European capitals with just six weeks to go before departure day. After a weekend in which he compared himself to comic book super-smasher Hulk, the British leader will enjoy a genteel working lunch of snails and salmon in Luxembourg with the EU Commission president. Downing Street has confidently billed the Luxembourg visit as part of efforts to negotiate an orderly divorce from the union before an October 17 EU summit. A UK spokesman said Johnson would tell Juncker that “progress has been made, given that before the summer recess many said reopening talks would not be possible. “The UK needs to enact the referendum result and avoid another delay; the UK wants to deliver Brexit and move on to other priorities, and EU member states’ leaders want to renegotiate an orderly Brexit.” But Brussels has played down talk of a breakthrough, insisting Johnson has yet to suggest any “legally operable” proposal to revise a previous withdrawal accord. As he shook hands with Johnson, Juncker declared himself “cautiously optimistic” and insisted that “Europe never loses patience” despite the tortuous Brexit saga dragging on over three years. Finland’s European affairs minister, Tytti Tuppurainen, who was chairing an EU ministerial meeting in Brussels, gave a more downbeat assessment, repeating the bloc’s long-standing complaint that London has simply not come up with detailed ideas for replacing the so-called “Irish backstop” section of the divorce deal. “The European Union is always ready to negotiate when a proper proposal from the UK side is presented,” Tuppurainen said. “So far I haven’t seen any proposal that would compensate the backstop.” The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, who joined the leaders for their talks in Juncker’s native Grand Duchy, said last week he has “no reason to be optimistic.” The European Parliament will this week vote on a resolution rejecting Johnson’s demand that the backstop clause be stripped from the deal. Johnson insists this measure, which temporarily keeps the UK in the EU customs union, has to go if he is to bring the agreement back to the House of Commons. But the accord will also have to win the support of the other 27 EU leaders and the European Parliament if Britain is not to crash out with no deal on October 31 — a scenario that businesses warn would bring economic chaos. Johnson, in turn, boasts that he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than ask his European counterparts to postpone Brexit for a third time. “Be in no doubt that if we cannot get a deal — the right deal for both sides — then the UK will come out anyway,” Johnson said, writing in the Daily Telegraph on Monday. A UK spokesman said that Britain would refuse an extension even if one were offered. It is difficult, then, to see what might come from the lunch. There is no plan for a joint statement, but Barnier will meet Britain’s Brexit minister Stephen Barclay for separate discussions. Speaking to the BBC on Sunday, Barclay indicated that any post-Brexit transition period could be extended past 2020 in order to resolve issues with the border. Johnson, meanwhile, compared himself to Marvel comics hero Hulk, the rampaging mutant alter-ego of a mild-mannered nuclear scientist. “The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets and he always escaped, no matter how tightly bound in he seemed to be,” Johnson told the Mail on Sunday. Johnson’s strategy faces resistance at home, where rebel and opposition MPs have passed a law aimed at forcing him to seek a Brexit delay. Britain’s Supreme Court will rule this week on a bid to overturn Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament and limit time to debate the crisis. Barnier will address the European Parliament session in Strasbourg on Wednesday as MEPs vote to reaffirm and reinforce the EU Brexit stance — and insist that the backstop must stay. After his lunch with Juncker, Johnson is due to meet Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel. The pair will hold a joint news conference. Main category: WorldTags: BrexitBoris JohnsonJean-Claude JunckerEUUK UK's Johnson to meet EU's Juncker on Monday for Brexit talksJohnson suspends UK Parliament after latest Brexit defeat
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    Bad memories of PE can give people the lifelong impression they’re not cut out for sport. But plenty of adults have left behind sedentary lifestyles – you just have to find the right approachWhen Sarah Overall was a child, a PE teacher held the entire class back because Overall would not do the high jump. She was tiny – as an adult, she is under 5ft (1.5m) tall – and was scared of hurting herself on the metal bar. “I was too short to get over it,” she says. “I remember the whole class watching.” Netball was “pure hell”. She enjoyed hockey, which suited her body better, but she felt written off by her PE teacher. “I was like: ‘Do you not get that I actually work really hard at the things I can do?’”Now, years later, Overall is a personal trainer and sees the damage that bad PE lessons have had on her clients. “It’s pretty much everybody who comes to me,” she says. “I don’t think I’ve got anybody, especially a woman, who has said: ‘I was good at sport at school.’” Continue reading...
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    Officers using modern slavery legislation to crack down on underreported phenomenonCounty lines drug dealing is underreported and the scale is likely to increase, including a rise in the reported number of children exploited by gangs, law enforcement chiefs leading the fight against the phenomenon have warned.In interviews with the Guardian, senior figures at the National Crime Agency (NCA), National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and British Transport Police (BTP) have said the intelligence picture of the county lines threat is the “best it has ever been”. Continue reading...
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    Microsoft has released an update to fix the CPU spiking search problem picked up by Windows latest KB4515384 update which was causing issues with the start menu...
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    Saudi Arabia has already executed 134 people so far this year, six of whom were children when they were arrested, a new report has revealed...
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    Dianne and Dreux Bourque met in 1987. Dianne, 50, is a nurse and Dreux, 51, works in healthcare administration. They have two sons and live in Dallas, TexasThe Christian Brothers – “kind of like monks,” says Dreux – would not have been happy to know that two teenage girls had broken into the dormitory of their all-boys’ boarding school in Louisiana. “These men had taken vows of poverty and celibacy, and they didn’t deal with women very well at all.”Dreux was 18, and was working at his old school during the holidays, helping to run its summer camp. He had been having a shower when one of the boys ran in to tell him two girls were in the dormitory. “I threw on a towel, ran out and met these two young ladies and said: ‘You can’t be here,’” he recalls. Continue reading...
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    Attacks on pedestrians and cyclists have occurred as breeding season reaches full swing.
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    Russia’s rhythmic gymnasts have arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan, to take part in the pre-Olympic World Championships where they are expected to extend their seemingly endless winning streak. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Taliban is committed to the agreements with the U.S. despite the recent events, on the condition Washington will adhere to its part, the movement's spokesman Mohammad Suhail Shaheen said on Monday...
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    China's Foreign Ministry has censured as “irresponsible” the US accusations that Iran was behind the recent attacks on Saudi Arabia’s key oil installations...
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    Washington wants to hit the EU with billions in tariffs over alleged illegal state support for the European planemaker.
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    The singer did not perform at the 2016 presidential inauguration, despite the invite
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    The BBC has been accused of spoiling an annual music festival, after a singer swapped the Union Jack for a rainbow flag in a rousing rendition of ‘Rule, Britannia’. The stunt sparked a storm of furious tweets. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The BBC has been accused of spoiling an annual music festival, after a singer swapped the Union Jack for a rainbow flag in a rousing rendition of ‘Rule, Britannia’. The stunt sparked a storm of furious tweets. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage says he believes Britain's departure from the European Union will be delayed again because parliament will reject Prime Minister Boris Johnson's attempt to do a last-minute deal with Brussels.
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    Author: AFPID: 1568629690010542400Mon, 2019-09-16 10:26 YANGON: Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a “serious risk of genocide,” UN investigators said Monday, warning the repatriation of a million already driven from the country by the army remains “impossible.” The fact-finding mission to Myanmar, set up by the Human Rights Council, last year branded the army operations in 2017 as “genocide” and called for the prosecution of top generals, including army chief Min Aung Hlaing. Some 740,000 Rohingya fled burning villages, bringing accounts of murder, rape and torture over the border to sprawling refugee camps in Bangladesh, where survivors of previous waves of persecution already languish. But in a damning report, the UN team said the 600,000 Rohingya still inside Myanmar’s Rakhine state remain in deteriorating and “deplorable” conditions. “Myanmar continues to harbor genocidal intent and the Rohingya remain under serious risk of genocide,” the investigators said in their final report on Myanmar, due to be presented Tuesday in Geneva. The country is “denying wrongdoing, destroying evidence, refusing to conduct effective investigations and clearing, razing, confiscating and building on land from which it displaced Rohingya,” it said. Myanmar military spokesman Zaw Min Tun rejected the team’s findings, calling them “one-sided.” “Instead of making biased accusations, they should go onto the ground to see the reality,” Zaw Min Tun said. Main category: WorldTags: RohingyaMyanmar Bangladesh clamps down on Rohingya refugee campsBangladesh bans two aid agencies from Rohingya refugee camps
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    'It sends a powerful message of inclusion to the Muslim community'
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    OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday night, succumbing to pressure from more than 2,600 lawsuits alleging the company helped fuel the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic.
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    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, asked if he was feeling optimistic ahead of Brexit talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Luxembourg on Monday, told reporters he was feeling "cautious".
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    Cyclist hit fence after bird flew at woman on path ahead, say police
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    Scattered and divided only six months ago, Israeli Arab parties are standing united in Tuesday's election re-run, hoping to energise their support base and woo Jewish voters too. FRANCE 24's reporters followed them on the campaign trail.
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    Scattered and divided only six months ago, Israeli Arab parties are standing united in Tuesday's election re-run, hoping to energise their support base and woo Jewish voters too. FRANCE 24's reporters followed them on the campaign trail.
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    A group of Iraqi-German adults broke into a violent brawl at a back-to-school gathering in a German town. 18 police crews attended the scene and one got stabbed, but three arrested culprits were then allowed to walk free. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Public health officials say street-made vaping products pose health risk and should be avoided
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    Limiting nuclear arsenals doesn't make the world safer – not while the elites, who have never seen a big war, complacently believe they never will. This dangerous illusion invites apocalyptic conflict, a renowned scholar believes. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Satellite images released by US officials on Sunday showed the extent of damage on Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq oil processing facility and at Khurais oil field. The images published on Sunday evening clearly show seventeen points of impact on key
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    Inbreeding blamed as only 61 of 147 big cats survive after removal from tourist attractionMore than half of the 147 tigers confiscated from a Thai temple have died, park officials have said, blaming genetic problems linked to inbreeding at the once money-spinning tourist attraction.For years, the Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua temple in the western province of Kanchanaburi attracted hordes of tourists who could be photographed – for a fee – next to scores of tigers. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Cristiano Ronaldo broke down in tears after being shown a video of his late father praising him as the Juventus and Portugal superstar opened up in an emotional interview with Piers Morgan. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Author: AFPID: 1568627350020405100Mon, 2019-09-16 09:46 MOSCOW: Russia has placed S-400 missile defense systems at the Novaya Zemlya archipelago as Moscow seeks to increase its military presence in the Arctic, the defense ministry said on Monday. The surface to air-missile regiment of the Northern Fleet’s air defense forces based on the archipelago’s southern Yuzhny Island has been fully equipped with new S-400 systems, the fleet said. The regiment was earlier equipped with S-300 systems, a previous version of the missile. The S-400 is one of the most advanced missile defense systems in the world and can hit enemy targets at up to 400 kilometers. Over the past few years Russia has significantly upgraded its military infrastructure in the Arctic. In addition to the Novaya Zemlya forces, the country has stationed troops in the Franz Josef Land, the New Siberian Islands and several other places. Russia has increasingly asserted itself as an Arctic nation, proclaiming the region as a top priority due to its mineral riches and strategic importance. Main category: WorldTags: DefenseRussiaS-400 air defense missile system Amid S-400 crisis, France deploys missile defense battery to TurkeyTurkey: Delivery of second S-400 missile defense system complete
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    Both Washington and Beijing are aware that a trade conflict is not the best approach to international politics despite continued retaliatory tariffs between the two sides, Finnish Prime Minister told CNBC Antti Rinne.
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    Peter Duncan was described as a 'devoted father'. Pic: Family handout
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    In Perspective, we took a closer look at what it means to be Jewish and how the sacrifices of our forefathers can weigh on our faith. Our Perspective guest is Le Monde's Jerusalem correspondent Piotr Smolar. His grandfather was a Communist resistance hero in the Minsk ghetto before escaping the atrocities of the Nazi regime, while his father fled the growing anti-Semitism and student crackdown of 1968 in Poland. Smolar has just had his new book "Mauvais Juif" ("Bad Jew") published in France.
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    At just 19-years old, João Felix has the football world at his feet.
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    Cyclist dies while fleeing swooping magpie | ABC News  ABC News (Australia)Australian man, 76, dies in swooping magpie incident, police say  Fox NewsPensioner killed by magpie after crashing bike under attack from swooping bird  Mirror OnlineAlan Seaman killed in magpie swooping attack cycling accident  Daily TelegraphCyclist killed trying to dodge angry magpie swooping down on path in Australia  Evening StandardView full coverage on Google News
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    The wife of a murdered activist whose charred remains were found dumped in a Thai reservoir led an emotional memorial Monday, saying their five young children had been left bereft by his death. Thailand is among the most deadly places in Asia for environmental and rights defenders -- the United Nations has counted over 80 cases of enforced disappearances in the country since 1980. The park chief at the time, Chaiwat Limlikitaksor, was one of the last people to see him alive, after Billy was detained for apparently collecting honey illegally.
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    The price of gold surged more than one percent on Monday as investors turned to safe-haven assets, following attacks at the weekend on Saudi Arabia’s oil and gas facilities. The strikes cut off five percent of world oil supply. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    MPs were asked which far-right leader the statements were from
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    Nolan Moittie lost the use of 80 per cent of his body
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    The former Wales rugby captain takes on the gruelling challenge after revealing he is HIV positive.
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    ESA and Roscosmos scientists studying the frozen wastes of the north polar region of Mars have captured a truly stunning sight, rolling, cracking dunes made by sublimating CO2 gas, creating a truly out of this world landscape. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Former army chief of staff Benny Gantz failed to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April’s elections but his Blue and White alliance has another shot at power on September 17.
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    Former army chief of staff Benny Gantz failed to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April’s elections but his Blue and White alliance has another shot at power on September 17.
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    Author: Associated PressID: 1568624722080286700Mon, 2019-09-16 09:02CANBERRA: Fiji’s prime minister has used a state visit to urge Australia to take more ambitious actions to slash greenhouse gas emissions.Voreqe Bainimarama said in a speech at the Australian Defense College on Monday that he hopes Fiji and Australia can “find more common ground” on climate change.Fiji and other Pacific island nations are particularly vulnerable to climate change. Bainimarama’s visit comes as Australia’s center-left opposition mulls abandoning its policy of reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by 45% below 2005 levels by 2030.Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative coalition won a surprise third term in May elections with a commitment to reduce emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent in the same time frame.Bainimarama met Morrison at Parliament House on Monday. Main category: World
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    Company owned by Sackler family aims to resolve thousands of lawsuits worth billions of dollars
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    Scaffolding has been erected around Grenfell Tower, with covering partially concealing the burnt structure
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    Lawyers are seeking prosecution under universal jurisdiction laws
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    Crude prices soared as trading opened on Monday after this weekend’s drone attack on key Saudi Arabian oil facilities slashed the kingdom’s output by half, or more than five percent of global daily production. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists used torches, lanterns and laser pens to light up Lion Hill on 13 September. Pro-democracy protesters have continued demonstrations across Hong Kong, calling for the city’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, to immediately meet demands including an independent inquiry into police brutality. The evening of 13 September marked the start of the mid-autumn festival, traditionally a time for thanksgiving, spending time with family, and praying for good fortune.Police fire teargas and water cannon at Hong Kong protesters Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    The BBC's Jeremy Bowen looks at the election campaign of Israel's longest-serving prime minister.
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    Dozens of people were injured Sunday in another night of violence in Hong Kong, as the city marked its fifteenth consecutive weekend of anti-government protests.
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    Mr Trump plans on releasing a gun violence proposal this week, but has provided few details
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    The burger chain wants to open in Rutland but people fear it will "kill" Oakham and bring in "riff-raff".
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    Brent crude surged by as much as 19.5% to reach $71.95 per barrel on Monday, the biggest intra-day jump since the Gulf War in 1991.
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    'There's no doubt morale has been poor in the past and it's abysmal now'
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    An Air India flight was delayed by several hours after the crew discovered a swarm of belligerent bees blocking the cockpit window. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Mon, 2019-09-16 11:22 DUBAI: The first meeting of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity was recently hosted by Pope Francis at the Vatican, the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. The inaugural convening of the Committee brought all members of the newly-established, independent body together. The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, first announced in August, consists of religious, educational and cultural leaders from across the world who are inspired by the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together that was signed in Abu Dhabi by Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, during the pontiff’s visit in February this year. The meeting focused on establishing the organizational structure and mandate of the new body, as well as endorsing its independence as an advisory committee empowered to progress the goal of peaceful coexistence. The Pope greeted the members and heads of the secretariat of the committee and presented the members with a copy of the Document on Human Fraternity. He then expressed words of gratitude and commended the group as “artisans of fraternity”, encouraging them to be at the origin of new policies “not only of outstretched hands but of open hearts.” After being received by the Substitute of the Secretariat of State, Edgar Peña Parra, the committee returned to Casa Santa Marta to start its work. The Committee expressed its gratitude to Pope Francis for his welcome and thanked the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb for his encouraging words. Main category: WorldTags: Pope FrancisHuman Fraternity Meeting Pope Francis in Mauritius on last leg of Africa tourPope Francis in Madagascar insists: ‘Poverty is not inevitable’
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    “Release your brothers,” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the fugitive Islamic State leader, says in the 30-minute audio recording.
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    India Arrests Senior Kashmiri Leader Under Controversial Law  TIMEReality Check | Farooq Abdullah's Detention: Public Safety Or Silencing Dissent?  NDTVIndia arrests Kashmir leader Abdullah under controversial law  Aljazeera.comIndia detains prominent Kashmiri leader under law critics call draconian  The Washington PostFarooq Abdullah, 83, Detained Under Tough Public Safety Act  NDTV NewsView full coverage on Google News
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    hunter in a wheelchair in the Autumn woods
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    Author: APID: 1568620778910172600Mon, 2019-09-16 07:53 NEW DELHI: A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial. Farooq Abdullah, 81, who also was the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, was arrested at his residence in Srinagar, the summer capital and main city of the disputed Himalayan region. “We have arrested him, and a committee will decide how long the arrest will be,” said Muneer Khan, a top police official. Abdullah is the first pro-India politician who has been arrested under the Public Safety Act, under which rights activists say more than 20,000 Kashmiris have been detained in the last two decades. Amnesty International has called the PSA a “lawless law,” and rights groups say India has used the law to stifle dissent and circumvent the criminal justice system, undermining accountability, transparency, and respect for human rights. The PSA came into effect in 1978, under the government of Abdullah’s father, who himself was a highly popular Kashmir leader. The law, in its early days, was supposedly meant to target timber smugglers in Kashmir. After an armed rebellion started in the region in 1989, the law was used against rebels and anti-India protesters. Abdullah’s residence was declared a subsidiary jail and he was put under house arrest on Aug. 5 when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist-led government in New Delhi stripped Jammu and Kashmir of semi-autonomy and statehood, creating two federal territories. Thousands of additional Indian troops were sent to the Kashmir Valley, already one of the world’s most militarized regions. Telephone communications, cellphone coverage, broadband Internet and cable TV services were cut for the valley’s 7 million people, although some communications have been gradually restored. On Aug. 6, Indian Home Minister Amit Shah denied to the lower house of Parliament that Abdullah had been detained or arrested. “If he (Abdullah) does not want to come out of his house, he cannot be brought out at gunpoint,” Shah said, when other parliamentarians expressed concern over Abdullah’s absence during the debate on Kashmir’s status. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court sought a response from the central government and the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a plea seeking to produce Abdullah before the court. Many anti-India protesters as well as pro-India Kashmiri leaders have been held in jails and other makeshift facilities to contain protests against India’s decisions, according to police officials. Kashmir’s special status was instituted shortly after India achieved independence from Britain in 1947. Both India and Pakistan claim Kashmir in its entirety, but each control only part of it. India has often tried to suppress uprisings in the region, including a bloody armed rebellion in 1989. About 70,000 people have been killed since that uprising and a subsequent Indian military crackdown. Main category: WorldTags: KashmirIndia Protests mount in Indian-administered Kashmir clampdownKashmir crackdown will spur global extremism, says Pakistan PM
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Boris Johnson mocked after comparing Brexit to Hulk breaking chains  Business InsiderHulk actor Mark Ruffalo responds to PM's Brexit superhero comment  BBC NewsMark Ruffalo wants British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to stop using the Hulk to push Brexit  The A.V. ClubMark Ruffalo to Boris Johnson: Don't use the Hulk to plug Brexit  Los Angeles TimesMark Ruffalo Shuts Down UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Incredible Hulk Comparison  DeadlineView full coverage on Google News
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    Author: ReutersID: 1568619650730153600Mon, 2019-09-16 07:37 KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: A crowd in Pakistan ransacked a school and Hindu temple after a Hindu principal was accused of blasphemy, police said on Monday, the latest case to raise concern about the fate of religious minorities in the predominantly Muslim country. The violence erupted in the southern province of Sindh after a student accused the Hindu principal of blasphemy in comments about the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. The enraged crowd ransacked the school and damaged a nearby temple, a district police chief said. The principal had been taken into protective custody and police were investigating both the alleged blasphemy and the rioters, he added. “It seems the principal had not done anything intentionally,” the district police chief, Furrukh Ali, told Reuters. Insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad carries a mandatory death penalty in Pakistan, which is about 95 percent Muslim and has among the harshest blasphemy laws in the world. No executions for blasphemy have been carried out in Pakistan but enraged mobs sometimes kill people accused of it. Rights groups say the blasphemy law is often exploited by religious hard-liners as well as ordinary Pakistanis to settle scores. The independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan condemned the weekend violence, footage of which was recorded in a video and circulated on social media. It called on authorities should take prompt action. “The video ... is chilling: mob violence against a member of a religious minority is barbaric, unacceptable,” the commission said in a post on Twitter. Hindus make up about 1.6 percent of Pakistan’s population of 208 million, the majority of whom are Sunni Muslims. In January, the Supreme Court upheld the acquittal of a Christian women who spent years on death row after being convicted of blasphemy in a case that had drawn alarm from religious and human rights advocates. In March, Pakistan’s government sacked a provincial minister for making offensive comments about Hindus as tension between Pakistan and Hindu-majority neighbor India ran high after a militant attack in the Indian-controlled portion of the contested Kashmir region. Main category: WorldPakistanTags: Pakistanblasphemy ‘Anyone can kill me’: lawyer battles Pakistan blasphemy lawsPakistan set to rule on woman facing death for blasphemy
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    Risking further inflaming tensions over Kashmir, a chief minister in the Indian state of Gujarat warned Pakistan to brace for losing its part of the contested state to New Delhi as it is ready to ‘re-unite’ pre-1947 India. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    US officials blame Iran for the attack – but Tehran denies the accusation
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    The German trade surplus is stifling the economic growth in the rest of Europe, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
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    And Iran, North Korea, Russia and China should be very afraid.
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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has applauded US President Donald Trump for agreeing to attend a major gathering of Indian-Americans in Texas, describing his decision as an indicator of the close ties between the two nations. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Mexico is not paying for the wall. Donald Trump is taking money that was supposed to support US allies, military families and projects to keep us safe.       
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    A gallery of finalist photographs in the EyeEm photography awards.
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    'Iran has always been ready for full-fledged war,' says Revolutionary Guard commander
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    Dishes from the plant-based Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter – gnocchi and peas, orecchiette and cheese, chocolate and cantucciDinner is different in winter. The change starts late on a summer’s evening, when you first notice the soft, familiar scent of distant woodsmoke in the sudden chill of the air. Then, a day or two later, a damp, mushroomy mist hovers over the gardens and parks. Later, you notice the leaves have turned silently from yellow ochre to the walnut hue of tobacco. Autumn is here once again. You may sigh, rejoice or open a bottle. For many, this is the end of their year. For me, this is when it starts, when warmth and bonhomie come to the fore. With the change of weather, supper takes on a more significant role. What I crave now is food that is both cosseting and warming, substantial and deeply satisfying. Food that nourishes but also sets me up for going back out in the cold and wet. And yet, I still find my diet is heavily plant-based with less emphasis on meat. It is simply the way it has progressed over the years and shows little sign of abating.At the start of the longest half of the year, our appetite is pricked by the sudden drop in temperature, and as evenings get longer, we have the opportunity to spend a little more time in the kitchen. To mash beans into buttery clouds. Simmer vegetable stews to serve with bowls of couscous. To bring dishes of sweet potato to melting tenderness in spiced cream. And, of course, the pasta jar comes out again. Continue reading...
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    In Kotor and Dubrovnik large cruise ships dock regularly throughout the season, depositing thousands of people each day into the tourist hotspots and putting intense pressure on the historic portsKnown as the “pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Mediterranean. Its charming old town, array of Unesco World Heritage sites and sizeable port were always draws, but the new success of Game of Thrones, much of which was shot in the Croatian city, has made it a particularly popular stopoff point for cruise ships, whose passengers are told they can see the highlights in a single day. Continue reading...
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    Before her marriage to Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney (née Eastman) was known for her rock portraits: in 1968 she became the first woman to shoot the cover of Rolling Stone. A new book showcases hundreds of Polaroid snaps from the early 70s to the mid-90s, offering an intimate glimpse into the life of a much-loved familyLinda McCartney: The Polaroid Diaries (Taschen, £40) is published on 18 September Continue reading...
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    Ankara hosts a trilateral meeting on Monday where President Erdogan is expected to parley with his Russian and Iranian counterparts for a buffer zone along the border to diminish a possible inflow of refugees from Idlib province. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The contours of a possible Brexit deal are now clear so divorce talks between Britain and the European Union are at a crucial juncture, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday.
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    Russia is considering moving part of its state-of-the-art air defense system’s production to India, the head of Russian state-run corporation Rostec said. India is set to procure five S-400s batteries within a $5.4bn deal. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Six weeks after he took office and six weeks before he is due to lead Britain out of the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold his first talks with EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Junker on Monday.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Some allergy sufferers say they are "terrified" when dining out and have asked eateries to do more to make them safe.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 14: Inductee Ric Ocasek of The Cars performs 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Auditorium on April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kevin Kane/Getty Images For The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Asking prices for houses in Britain have suffered their first September fall in nine years as worries about Brexit caused buyers to hesitate and sellers to keep properties off the market, property website Rightmove said on Monday.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Japan may be seen as a leftfield choice to host the Rugby World Cup but Tokyo’s Fuwaku club gives a sense of the country’s long love affair with the sport Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Grab's food business started in 2016, but it expanded broadly across Southeast Asia last year after the start-up acquired Uber's regional operations.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Same Bose magic now sleeker, with better controls, calling and adaptable noise cancellingBose’s new top-of-the range 700 noise-cancelling headphones attempt to be the new gold standard, with a new design, new technology and a shift in focus.Launched to sit atop the long-standing kings of noise-cancelling cans, the £300 QuietComfort 35 II, the new £350 Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 look to shift Bose’s rather staid image toward something more modern and fashionable. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    The anonymous members of Il Padrone di Merda (“crappy boss”) stage protests outside employers in the Italian city who are accused of exploiting their workersOn a warm summer afternoon in the Italian city of Bologna, a group of around 15 young people march through the crowded city centre to a high-end pastry shop in Strada Maggiore.If employers are afraid of image damage, things can change Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    As a new age of technology dawns, cyber attacks in South Africa and beyond underline the need for caution It has been hailed as a transformative moment, one that will bring algorithmic precision to the decisions we make and automate virtually every aspect of our lives, from switching on the lights to predicting what food we want to eat.But amid all the hype surrounding the fourth industrial revolution and its disruptive digital technologies, there is confusion – and potential danger. While tech is being rolled out at an exponential rate, infrastructural support and safeguards seem to be lagging behind, leaving the global south particularly exposed. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    A smoky haze has blanketed the region, an annual phenomenon that affects millions of people.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    A bottle of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Hurricanes Michael, Florence, Maria, Irma, and Harvey are still impacting communities across the US, years after touching ground.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    European expectations were low after the British leader compared himself to the Incredible Hulk, who gets stronger when he gets angrier.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Drone attacks over the weekend knocked out about half of Saudi Arabia's daily crude production, causing oil prices to shoot up.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    (Bloomberg) -- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s leadership is under scrutiny after her Labour Party botched its handling of an alleged sexual assault on a 19-year-old party volunteer.Ardern has been forced to apologize to the woman and take control of an investigation into the allegations, including that she was attacked and groped by a Labour Party staffer in early 2018. The party decided earlier this year that no disciplinary action was necessary, prompting the woman to tell her story to the media. Since then, Labour Party President Nigel Haworth and the man at the center of the allegations, who worked in parliament and hasn’t been identified, have both resigned.“There are no excuses for the handling of the complaints by the Labour Party, and I will offer none,” Ardern said at a post-cabinet press conference in Wellington on Monday, a week after the sexual assault allegation was detailed by website The Spinoff. “We have a duty of care, and we failed in it.”A year out from a general election, the scandal has the potential to undermine support for Labour and Ardern, whose popularity has much to do with her image as a caring leader and champion of the disadvantaged, including women in the workplace. Questions are being asked not only about the culture of the Labour Party, which mishandled a separate sexual assault allegation last year, but also whether Ardern knew about the allegations sooner than she says she did.The Labour Party looked into multiple complaints against the man from several people, including harassment and bullying, but Ardern says she was not aware of the sexual assault claim until The Spinoff article.While Haworth said the woman’s complaint about the man didn’t include the allegation of sexual assault, she insists it did. A lawyer is currently conducting an appeal process, and Ardern said today that an independent third party would review Labour’s handling of the allegations. Ardern has also agreed to meet with the complainants.“While the party has continued to maintain that they weren’t in receipt of the complaints that have since been published in the media, that is secondary to the fact that the complaints made to the party were of significant concern and needed to be heard in a timely way,” she said. “That didn’t happen.”To contact the reporter on this story: Matthew Brockett in Wellington at mbrockett1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Matthew Brockett at mbrockett1@bloomberg.net, Edward JohnsonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    The United Auto Workers (UAW) union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on Monday, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    The drone strikes, linked to Iran, lessen the chances of a meeting between American and Iranian leaders next week.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Apple's own website shows delivery times for certain iPhone 11 models as late as October 15, several weeks after the September 20 launch date.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Islam Times - US President Donald Trump says that the United States is “locked and loaded” for a possible response to the recent Yemeni drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Islam Times - An informed Saudi source says the damages inflicted on the Aramco oil facilities in the recent Yemeni drone attacks are so massive that it is not clear when the country's oil output can return to normal.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Islam Times - A car bomb has struck the Al-Rai town near the Turkish border in northern Syria, killing at least 11 civilians in the militant-held region, an observatory group said.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Saudi Arabia on Saturday shut down half its oil production after a series of drone strikes hit the world's largest oil processing facility in an attack claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Islam Times - US President Donald Trump says that the United States is “locked and loaded” for a possible response to the recent Yemeni drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Shinjiro Koizumi, 38, keeps grabbing the headlines. Does he have his eyes on the country's top job?
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Islam Times - Afghan troops backed by US forces have killed two senior Taliban leaders and over three dozen fighters of the militant group in joint airstrikes conducted in northern and western regions of the war-ravaged country.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Neither country came anywhere near achieving even the most modest of its war aims. The borders were unchanged; both armies ended the war in essentially the same position they were in at the outbreak of hostilities. Together, the opponents had squandered some $350 billion on a senseless war of attrition engineered by two venal and intransigent autocrats.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Islam Times - Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has strongly condemned the “criminal and repressive” actions of US-sponsored and Kurdish-led militants from the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against ordinary Syrians, stating that they are in line with schemes devised by Israeli officials and implemented by regimes subservient to Washington.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Purdue Pharma, accused of fostering the US opioid crisis with its drug OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy protection in a New York court, after a tentative settlement deal faced opposition from multiple states. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Purdue Pharma, accused of fostering the US opioid crisis with its drug OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy protection in a New York court, after a tentative settlement deal faced opposition from multiple states. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Saudi Aramco has 35-40 days of supply to meet contractual obligations, a source close to the matter told CNBC.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Hong Kong airport sees dramatic drop in passengers amid protests  CNNHong Kong (CNN) — Hong Kong saw a significant drop in air passenger numbers last month as political unrest in the Asian financial hub continues unabated.View full coverage on Google News
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    Or North Korea, Russia, China--anyone.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like "Just What I Needed," was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    China's moves to tackle swine fever are 'ineffective,' and it may cause inflation to spike above target  CNBCChina's efforts to halt the spread of African swine fever among its pig population are "ineffective," according to research firm Capital Economics. That's set to ...View full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tom Homan joins Mark Levin to discuss Democratic lawmakers' opposition to border enforcement.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden’s life was upended by his decision to expose his government’s programme of mass surveillance. Ewen MacAskill helped break the story for the Guardian back in 2013 and now visits him in his adopted home of Moscow. Plus Caelainn Barr on why rape prosecutions are at a 10-year lowWatch the Guardian’s exclusive interview with Edward SnowdenIn 2013, the US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden took thousands of secret documents detailing his government’s involvement in the mass surveillance of its citizens and leaked them to the Guardian. It instantly changed his life: he fled to Hong Kong and then to Russia, where he still lives today. Ewen MacAskill first met Snowden in Hong Kong while he was on the run. They met again in Moscow last week as the former spy prepared to publish his memoirs. MacAskill tells Anushka Asthana that Snowden has now reconciled himself to his new life in Moscow. Continue reading...
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    While Iran’s current roster of 33 submarines seems formidable by its sheer size, a significant portion of these are aging North Korean and Russian imports. Certain technical questions notwithstanding, the inauguration of the Fateh class suggests that Iran is moving ahead with its Naval modernization program despite the economic strain of a longstanding western sanctions regime.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Boeing’s Board to Weigh Engineering, Safety Changes Following 737 MAX Crashes  The Wall Street JournalBoeing board will reportedly call for structural changes after 737 Max crashes  CNBCBoeing committee expected to make safety recommendations this week  CNNBoeing Board to Call for Safety Changes After 737 Max Crashes  The New York TimesU.A.E. Doesn't Expect Boeing 737 Max to Fly Again This Year  BloombergView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the United States was "locked and loaded” for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, after a senior official in his administration said Iran was to blame.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the United States was "locked and loaded” for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, after a senior official in his administration said Iran was to blame.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Anti-migrant activists have defaced the office of the EU’s delegation in Israel, dousing its lobby in red paint and scribbling offensive remarks. The incident has drawn the ire of European officials and some domestic condemnation. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    It's 'very difficult' for China's economy to maintain 6% growth, says Premier Li Keqiang  CNBC'Very difficult' for China's economy to grow at 6 percent: Li  Aljazeera.comView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    The United States and others in the region invoked a mutual defense pact, which allows joint action ranging from sanctions to military force.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    So-called gay conversion therapy is condemned by experts but still widely practised. What happened when a proud gay man signed up?
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Kavanaugh Yale classmate: While under pressure from Trump and Senate GOP leaders, the FBI rebuffed me and others when we tried to provide information.       
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Jewellery from cufflinks to necklaces are being made using traditional coin-pressing techniques.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Gang members pretend to be university students to sell drugs in new cities, an expert warns.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Malawian sex workers share the stories of their struggles to access healthcare.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Some politicians have been calling for a clean-break Brexit. What does it mean?
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Seida Guadu performs an emergency Caesarean to try to save the lives of a baby and his mother.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Seida Guadu performs an emergency Caesarean to try to save the lives of a baby and his mother.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Jake and Hobbit want to raise their baby as a "they" rather than "him or her".
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    US President Donald Trump says Washington has “a reason to believe” it knows the mastermind behind the drone strikes on the Saudi oil refineries and is poised to respond pending confirmation from Riyadh. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    A California woman scared off burglars who fled after they busted down her front door.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Shachar Bialick says his special forces background drives his success in business.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo directly blamed Iran for what he said was “an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply.” 
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Four million Venezuelans have now fled their country - but can some of them build a new life in the Caribbean?
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Jordan is one of the countries most affected by rising temperatures – and it’s predicted to get worse.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Jordan is one of the countries most affected by rising temperatures – and it’s predicted to get worse.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    "There is reason to believe that we know the culprit," Trump said in a post on Twitter.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    The United Auto Workers (UAW) announced that some 48,000 workers at General Motors Co. plants will go on strike starting on Sunday in a move that could hurt the American auto giant and even the whole US economy. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    The United Auto Workers (UAW) announced that some 48,000 workers at General Motors Co. plants will go on strike starting on Sunday in a move that could hurt the American auto giant and even the whole US economy. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    A number of 2020 Democratic nomination hopefuls didn’t waste time before taking a shot at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just as new harassment allegations surfaced. And they hardly see a place for the benefit of the doubt. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    A number of 2020 Democratic nomination hopefuls didn’t waste time before taking a shot at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just as new harassment allegations surfaced. And they hardly see a place for the benefit of the doubt. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    There was 'reason to believe that we know the culprit, president tweets
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    'I feel this is our duty' a 50-year-old protester says
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    Conflicting narratives around controversial deaths have raised tensions further in the region.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    Conflicting narratives around controversial deaths have raised tensions further in the region.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    An oil processing facility at Abqaiq and the nearby Khurais oil field was attacked on Saturday.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday the next few days would be key to his chances of securing a Brexit deal, and that an agreement with the European Union was still his aim and still possible.
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    US President Donald Trump says he greenlighted the release of oil from the US strategic reserves and ordered pipeline approvals to be streamlined to keep the oil market “well-supplied,” following the attacks on Saudi Aramco. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 16 September, 2019
    US President Donald Trump says he greenlighted the release of oil from the US strategic reserves and ordered pipeline approvals to be streamlined to keep the oil market “well-supplied,” following the attacks on Saudi Aramco. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    According to Mohamed Khairullah, officials asked directly whether he met any terrorists
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Despite 26 candidates to pick from, most Tunisians are disillusioned with politics amid an economic crisis. 
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Biden told donors in private that there were "great drug companies out there — except a couple of opioid outfits," according to Bloomberg.
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Anti-government demonstrations got heated in Hong Kong on Sunday, as rowdy protesters attacked government buildings with petrol bombs, while police responded with tear gas and water cannons. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Algeria is to hold a presidential election on December 12, five months into a political vacuum since longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in the face of mass protests, his interim successor announced on Sunday.
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Pro-democracy demonstrators clash with government supporters in Hong Kong  CBS NewsHong Kong's Joshua Wong urges Trump to back pro-democracy movement  Business InsiderDonald Trump pressured to support Hong Kong protesters by conservatives  Washington TimesView full coverage on Google News
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    A transgender advocacy NGO has told teachers that puberty blockers are harmless and should be given to children as young as 12 in a “model” training session for UK schools. Scholars and medics warn such advice is “disturbing.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    A transgender advocacy NGO has told teachers that puberty blockers are harmless and should be given to children as young as 12 in a “model” training session for UK schools. Scholars and medics warn such advice is “disturbing.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    The key to Islamabad’s bewilderment lies elsewhere, perhaps in a newer geopolitical realignment.
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Tunisians vote in unpredictable presidential contest  Al Jazeera EnglishWith over half Tunisian votes counted, law professor leads  Washington PostTunisia Votes for a President as It Struggles to Build Democracy  The New York TimesTunisia election: Two non-establishment candidates claim lead  Al Jazeera EnglishTunisian establishment stunned as outsiders win presidency  ReutersView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Samantha Power on climate change: “We've got to meet our commitments and then become much more am…  Face the NationDonald Trump's foreign policy slammed by Former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, who called the administration "reckless"  CBS NewsTranscript: Samantha Power on "Face the Nation," September 15, 2019  CBS NewsView full coverage on Google News
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    'The closest we've come to a coup': GOP House leader promises indictment for former FBI official McCabe  Washington Examiner'No turning back now': The inside story of James Comey's trip to Trump Tower  CNNMcCarthy promises accountability as Barr reviews IG’s FISA report: ‘The closest we’ve ever seen to a coup’  Fox NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    A whole lot of new weaponry was spotted during rehearsals for the upcoming parade marking the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. Some of the weapons were identified, while others caused wild speculation. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    The State Department has warned Americans about China’s growing use of exit bans, sometimes used to keep Americans in China for years.       
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    After three months of chaos in Hong Kong, tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets with a new “protest anthem” on Sunday, despite the formal withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill. Protesters gathered outside a department store in the afternoon for a pro-democracy rally took place, despite being banned by police. Some protesters threw bricks at police outside the Chinese People's Liberation Army base in the city's Admiralty district, and tore down and set fire to a red banner proclaiming the 70th anniversary on Oct 1 of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in a direct challenge to Beijing.  The illegal march marks the biggest protest since the withdrawal of the bill, which would have allowed the extradition of fugitives to mainland China.  However, protesters are urging the government to instate direct elections and an independent commission into police brutality. They are also calling for unconditional release of those detained, and an end to the authorities describing the protests as riots. Armed Riot police officers on patrol during an anti-government rally  Credit: JEROME FAVRE/EPA-EFE/REX “We are not even talking about being independent, as long as the government meets our demands, we will go home,” said James Wong, 25. “I guess this is not happening now because of the political circumstances. But I will continue to protest because this is our society, our generation. If we don’t speak out, we could be the next Xinjiang, we have to stay strong.” Protesters repeatedly sang Glory to Hong Kong, a song that has gained traction over the last few days and been dubbed the “unofficial national anthem”. The song, reportedly recently composed by a musician in his mid-20s and set to an orchestral backing, has been widely spread on social media.  Protesters sang in Cantonese: “Our flesh, our blood shall write this song. Free this land, stand with Hong Kong.” Police spray anti-government protesters with coloured water Credit: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Mostly in black t-shirts, protesters held signs saying: “I thought freedom was a basic human right” and “Guard our future”.  Riot police fired rounds of tear gas, and hundreds of protesters surrounded the Legislative Council building showed no signs of leaving, throwing bricks and petrol bombs towards the government offices. Police later deployed water cannon with blue and white dye, protesters and reporters changed clothes and washed off the dye on nearby overpass, and bystanders received first aid treatment with saline solution after rounds of tear gas. Since the protests kicked off, police have arrested more than 1300 protesters, aged between 12 and 76. “Hong Kong people have been living under white terror for three months, we are used to it,” said Anthony Chau, 22. “We won’t give up and I will continue to attend protests.”
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Rep. Ilhan Omar responded to criticism from a 9/11 victim’s son, who, during a memorial reading of victims’ names at Ground Zero last week, called out the freshman congresswoman for past remarks she made about the terrorist attacks.
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Stacey Abrams has some advice for 2020 Democrats  CNNStacey Abrams' advice to her party's 2020 candidates, a preview of this week's state dinner honoring Australia, the Democrats' shift their impeachment focus to ...View full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    The Israeli government has issued its approval for a settlement in the occupied West Bank, in what looks like a desperate attempt by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to boost his waning support ahead of the upcoming vote. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Politician brands new government 'traitors' and vows to force referendums on immigration and electoral issues
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    Progressive host slams Rush Limbaugh for 'slut shaming' her  CNNKrystal Ball: 'The Thought Has Occurred to Me' on Suing Rush Limbaugh  The Daily BeastView full coverage on Google News
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    Despite no specific evidence of Iranian involvement, the US treat Yemen’s Houthi rebels as tame creatures of TehranThe US secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s bald claim this weekend that Iran was responsible for the attack on the Saudi oilfields came with no marshalled public evidence, but dampens any likelihood that Donald Trump will countenance a meeting with Tehran in the near future or press ahead with tentative peace talks with Houthi rebels in Oman.Lindsey Graham, one of Trump’s foreign policy supporters in the Senate, was clear talks with Iran are now off the agenda saying: “The Iranian regime is not interested in peace – they’re pursuing nuclear weapons and regional dominance.” Continue reading...
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    The man nominated to become the EU’s next justice commissioner, Belgium’s Didier Reynders, is being investigated for alleged corruption and money laundering in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Viral disease rampant as animals left with 'no immune system'
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Search operation is underway to find the missing passengers
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli says Trump asylum policy to be implemented in “days, not wee…  Face the NationTranscript: Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli on "Face the Nation," September 15, 2019  CBS NewsFull transcript of "Face the Nation" on September 15, 2019  CBS NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    The UAW ordered its membership to strike General Motors on Sunday night after contract negotiations broke down.
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu blasted Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu for his pledge to annex parts of the West Bank ahead of the elections and warned “foreign powers” against giving Israel a “blank check.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Britain's Liberal Democrats party on Sunday toughened its anti-Brexit stance, formally adopting a policy to stop the country from leaving the European Union if it wins power at a national election.
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Riot police fire teargas and water cannon as pro-democracy protesters hurl rocks and petrol bombs, tipping the region back into chaos after a brief lull in clashes Continue reading...
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Riot police fire teargas and water cannon as pro-democracy protesters hurl rocks and petrol bombs, tipping the region back into chaos after a brief lull in clashes Continue reading...
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    England bowler Jofra Archer and Australia's Matthew Wade have a stare-off as tensions mount during day four of the final Ashes Test at The Oval.
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai urged the UN to intervene on behalf of Kashmiri schoolgirls, prompting mixed reactions online. She was quickly reminded of the violence girls and women face in her native Pakistan. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    A migrant rescue ship received permission Saturday to sail to a southern Italian island, but Italy's foreign minister cautioned against interpreting the OK as a sign the new government is easing its crackdown on such vessels.
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    A migrant rescue ship received permission Saturday to sail to a southern Italian island, but Italy's foreign minister cautioned against interpreting the OK as a sign the new government is easing its crackdown on such vessels.
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    Exclusive: Investigation finds bear put on skateboard in circus, elephants ridden and tigers chained for selfies
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Saudi oil attack analysis by Simon Mabon, lecturer in International Relations, Lancaster University
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Fareed Zakaria: Trump's foreign policy is in shambles  CNNCondoleezza Rice Urges Americans to Stop Calling Each Other 'Racist,' Says Elites Must Address Global Populism  NewsweekCondoleezza Rice gives Trump administration “credit” for taking on foreign policy challenges like…  Face the NationCondoleezza Rice: Donald Trump deserves 'credit' for taking on Iran, North Korea  Washington TimesCondoleezza Rice says global "crisis" is brewing because of nativism and populism  CBS NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has inspired a deluge of memes after he compared the UK to the Incredible Hulk comic book character in Brexit negotiations. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has inspired a deluge of memes after he compared the UK to the Incredible Hulk comic book character in Brexit negotiations. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Viral video shows men laughing at helpless animal tied to speedboat
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  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Demonstrators once again appealed to the U.S. and Britain for help. 
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    The White House is not only overturning as many environmental protections as it can - it also wants to significantly change the legal landscape to make it harder to reinstate them. Lily Puckett reports
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    'I don't like the man at all,' says Alice Mackay, who remembers billionaire's mother fondly
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    Officers also fired teargas at the demonstrators, who had gathered outside the government office complex on Sunday. The latest violence came after tens of thousands defied a police ban and marched toward the seat of the government, chanting: 'Five demands, not one less.' For the past three months, Hong Kong has been gripped by the most serious political crisis in decades, triggered by a proposal to allow extradition to mainland China'Liberate Hong Kong': protesters defy police ban to march on seat of government Continue reading...
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Democratic presidential candidate and at least three prominent progressive groups call for recently installed legislator to be removed from his post
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Hong Kong: police fire teargas after protesters throw molotov cocktails at government HQ  Guardian NewsViolence flares after protest march in Hong Kong  POLITICOGlory to Hong Kong: Singing a new protest anthem - BBC News  BBC NewsThe U.S. Is About to Do Something Big on Hong Kong  The AtlanticPolice fire teargas and water cannon at Hong Kong protesters  The GuardianView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    The CIA has declassified documents revealing its Cold War spy pigeons program, the latest revelation of the truly bizarre lengths the US went to, which included killer cigars, trained dolphins, and acoustic kitties. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    The CIA has declassified documents revealing its Cold War spy pigeons program, the latest revelation of the truly bizarre lengths the US went to, which included killer cigars, trained dolphins, and acoustic kitties. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    'Cars were streaming past along with furniture, suitcases and two people who tried to cross the road'
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Ex-Zimbabwe leader Mugabe to be buried at national monument  Al Jazeera EnglishRobert Mugabe's death: What next for Grace Mugabe?  BBC NewsZimbabwe holds state funeral for Robert Mugabe in capital Harare  Guardian NewsMugabe's State Funeral Proceeds, But His Burial Plan Has Been Mired In Controversy  NPR'Son of Africa': African leaders attend Mugabe state funeral  Al Jazeera EnglishView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Anyone thinking Tyson Fury’s clash with Otto Wallin was a mere placeholder fight for the Brit was left considering their opinion after a grueling encounter left the Brit badly cut as they battled to the scorecards in Las Vegas. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Indigenous children are raised to develop high autonomy from a young age, a valuable skill in adulthood. That allows them to be surprisingly agile and strong, as well as familiar with their surroundings, writes Sofia Perpetua
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    Police had previously visited the home for issues relating to mental illness
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    A park commemorating victims of one of the deadliest fires in Russian history was opened in the city of Kemerovo. Sixty people, most of them children, perished in the conflagration at a now-demolished shopping mall. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    A park commemorating victims of one of the deadliest fires in Russian history was opened in the city of Kemerovo. Sixty people, most of them children, perished in the conflagration at a now-demolished shopping mall. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Hundreds of residents were ordered to evacuate their properties as a 200-acre bushfire broke out in San Jacinto, California. Alarmed locals have been sharing extraordinary images of the blaze online. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Hundreds of residents were ordered to evacuate their properties as a 200-acre bushfire broke out in San Jacinto, California. Alarmed locals have been sharing extraordinary images of the blaze online. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Former Yale classmate claims to have seen future judge with his pants down at drunken dorm party
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    Reporter: 'Startlingly dangerous moment' in Middle East  CNNHouthi rebels in Yemen are claiming responsibility for the drone strikes on the world's largest oil plant in Saudi Arabia. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh has Iran's ...
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    Albania shut down one of Europe's most promising media experiments. Now the government has been ordered to cough up €140m in damages
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) started Sunday’s trading down as its key index dropped more than two percent, dragged down by the recent attacks on the kingdom’s key oil facilities. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will again be able to operate in the part of Afghanistan under the control of the Taliban, the militant group announced as it offered safety guarantees to the relief body. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters sang God Save the Queen and waved the union flag as they rallied outside the British consulate on Sunday to demand the UK ensures China honours its commitments to the city's freedoms. The Sino-British joint declaration, signed in 1984, laid out a 'one country, two systems' formula 'We will not surrender': Hongkongers rally for support outside UK consulate Continue reading...
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Decision described as 'tragic for conservation' amid fears it could open floodgates to trophy slayings
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson likened himself to the comic book character The Incredible Hulk in a newspaper interview where he stressed his determination to take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31.
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    The drone strike on major Saudi Arabian oil sites, including the world’s largest oil processing facility, could add a significant risk premium to the price of crude oil, as the attack cut the kingdom’s output in half. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Some oppose the Trans Mountain Pipeline project. Others are competing with each other to buy it.
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Coordinated strikes knock out half of Saudi oil capacity, more than 5 million barrels a day  CNNIran Denies Involvement in Saudi Arabia Oil Field Attacks  TIMESaudi, Gulf stocks fall after attacks on Aramco oil plants  Reuters CanadaAfter Attacks, Saudi Full Oil Supply May Take Weeks To Resume: Report  NDTV NewsIran denies role in attacks on Saudi oil facilities; Trump says U.S. is ‘locked and loaded’  The Washington PostView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Iran has rebuffed US accusations of launching a drone attacks that cut Saudi Arabia’s oil output in half. A senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander, meanwhile, has warned Washington that Tehran is ready for war. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    The biggest beneficiary of the Saudi oil facility drone attack is the US, Kim Dotcom has said, claiming that the incident will have a number of positives for President Donald Trump’s administration. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    The Northern Ireland party whose 10 members of parliament support British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government believe a deal can be done in the coming weeks to maintain an open border in Ireland, a senior member said on Sunday.
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Britain's Liberal Democrats party leader Jo Swinson said on Sunday there was no Brexit deal that her party would vote for in parliament, saying her priority was to stop Britain leaving the European Union.
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    The grieving widow's fortunes have always revealed much about how power really works in Zimbabwe.
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    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned of “consequences” if nuclear-armed Pakistan ends up losing a conventional war to its nuclear-armed rival and neighbor India. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    “Bull”, a debut feature film from director Annie Silverstein, claimed the top award on the final day of the Deauville American Film Festival on Saturday, with jury president Catherine Deneuve describing it as a film that captured the “American malaise”. Click on the video player to watch the full FRANCE 24 report.
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    'It is now time for the US to put on the table an attack on Iranian oil refineries,' says senator
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    Activists flocked to the UK Consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, waving Union Jacks and singing ‘God Save the Queen’ in a bid to convince London to step in and protect them from Beijing like it would have in the colonial era. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Brazilian Michel Pereira produced one of the most spectacular first-round displays we've ever seen inside the octagon, but his stunning moves all came to nothing as he was defeated by newcomer Tristan Connelly at UFC Vancouver. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Putin builds war chest as Kremlin digs in for the next crisis  CNNIn the latest display of deepening cracks in the West's formerly unified economic campaign against Russia, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told ...View full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    President later deleted misspelled tweet, and retweeted with correct spelling
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    No-deal Brexit would be a 'catastrophe' for travelers, experts warn  CNNIf the United Kingdom leaves the European Union with a no-deal Brexit, travelers to the UK will potentially face huge queues as well as food shortages and civil ...View full coverage on Google News
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    Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has said that Saturday Night Live’s new hire Shane Gillis should not be sacked for making a tasteless joke after a clip of him mocking Chinatowns resurfaced, setting Twitter alight. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has said that Saturday Night Live’s new hire Shane Gillis should not be sacked for making a tasteless joke after a clip of him mocking Chinatowns resurfaced, setting Twitter alight. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Wherever you are in the world, this week we’d like to see your pictures on the theme ‘market’The next theme for our weekly photography assignment, published in print in the Observer New Review is ‘market’.Share your photos of what market means to you – and tell us about your image in the description box. Continue reading...
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Employee's concerns confirmed when he is dismissed in meeting, while clown noisily makes him balloon animals of unicorn and poodle
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Saturday night in Vancouver left no doubt. Justin Gaethje absolutely deserves his shot at the UFC lightweight title, but only AFTER Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson finally face off inside the octagon. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    After a 5,000-km sea ride, Russia’s pioneering floating nuclear power plant has reached its final destination on the Arctic coast and will soon deliver megawatts and gigajoules of energy to consumers on land. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    After a 5,000-km sea ride, Russia’s pioneering floating nuclear power plant has reached its final destination on the Arctic coast and will soon deliver megawatts and gigajoules of energy to consumers on land. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Justin Gaethje won the battle of the UFC's lightweight crowd-pleasers at UFC Vancouver with a first-round finish of Donald Cerrone, then called for a title fight against either Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Hundreds of demonstrators rallied Sunday outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong, stepping up calls for international support in their months-long campaign for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Israel election: Palestinian citizens of Israel urged to vote  Al Jazeera English
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday accused Iran of leading attacks on Saudi oil plants that have cut the kingdom's output roughly in half, as he ruled out Yemeni involvement and denounced Tehran for engaging in false diplomacy.
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    "The flood has entered my house, and it's all I can see."
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    The best action shots from Week 3 of the college football season.       
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    A Pakistani singer has accused the local wildlife protection agency of doing Indian PM Narendra Modi’s bidding after a video of her posing with giant snakes and promising to set them on Modi landed her in legal trouble. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Multiple people have been pulled from the debris of a three-story deck in Wildwood, New Jersey after the structure came crashing down, injuring over two dozen people, including three children. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2019
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    Krystal Ball, a former MSNBC host, has admitted that her colleagues went too far focusing on Russiagate narrative alone that it turned into conspiracy theorizing. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 15 September, 2019
    Fish play a big role in the lives of people in Melanesia; coastal fisheries are not just a source of food and income, they are also central to cultural identity. The Wan Smolbag Theatre Company, from Vanuatu, travels to small fishing villages and performs a play called Twist mo Spin, which tells villagers about the challenges fisheries face across the region and about sustainable fishing Continue reading...
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    'Protecting whistle blowers is not a hostile act.'
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    Island chain is still recovering after Hurricane Dorian slammed the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    Now that Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for her role in a massive college admissions scam, attention has turned to where she'll spend her time behind bars.
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    A drone attack on Saudi oil facilities claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels prompted Washington to blame Tehran, with US warhawk, Senator Lindsey Graham, calling for a strike against Iran. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    Kolkata, one of Asia’s great melting pots, is the last place on Earth where rickshaw wallahs still haul people and goods through narrow lanes. With just hundreds left, Palani Mohan’s images capture them as they disappear. Almost all of the pullers originate from the state of Bihar, one of India’s poorest. They come here looking for work, leaving their families behind in the villages. It’s a hard and lonely existence, and one that is slowly dying out. The government of West Bengal state has described the jobs of the rickshaw pullers as ‘barbaric’, ‘despicable’ and ‘inhuman’. There is no place in the world today, it says, for ‘human horses’. Men with bare feet pulling others for 18 hours a day in the heat and the rain, for just a few rupees. But the city’s residents disagree Continue reading...
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    Revelation follows news of blogger couple held in same prison for unrelated incident
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    'Swatting' involves making false police reports about online opponents in the video gaming community. In this case, the victim had no idea anything was happening.
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    Zaki ​Mohammad Ali says he wants to travel to London to donate his kidney, and is then happy to leave once again: 'Helping my brother is the most important thing'
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    'I don't think I can infer that a historical preservation statute was intended to be racist,' Judge Richard Moore rules
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    Smartphones are boring now. Every year they stay expensive and get minor upgrades.
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    African leaders praise former president as many of his fellow countrymen reject commemoration
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    A judge has ordered Julian Assange to remain in prison indefinitely while awaiting extradition to the US because of his “history of absconding.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    'Nothing says mental stability like blurting out random tweets like this,' one user responds
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    With Donald Trump's planned talks with the Taliban collapsing, and following the latest Democratic debate, all sides seem to agree on the need to end America's longest war. But the options for doing so come at a cost, writes Negar Mortazavi
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    A £1 million golden toilet has been stolen from the birthplace of Winston Churchill. The dirty crime involved thieves ripping the 18-carat gold commode from its plumbing, causing flooding at the Oxfordshire palace. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    The lionization of John Bolton as an unsung hero who got fired by Trump for not allowing the president to cozy up to dictators is an embarrassment for Democrats, former Senator Mike Gravel told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    A radical settlement deep in the West Bank offers clues to the close relationship that critics say is undermining a peace process for the region
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    'Hamza bin Ladin was responsible for planning and dealing with various terrorist groups'
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    18th transgender person killed in US this year prompts caution of stigma among leaders filtering to violence on ground
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    First time in 2019 a charity boat allowed to disembark on Italian soil
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    Women’s health apps are again raising concerns of privacy as a new study finds some are sharing information without consentSign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading...
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    Mother describes newborn as 'little miracle during such a sad time'
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    A migrant rescue ship received permission Saturday to sail to a southern Italian island, but Italy's foreign minister cautioned against interpreting the OK as a sign the new government is easing its crackdown on such vessels.
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    If you walk around Long Island City on any given day, you'll see cranes everywhere and new apartment buildings popping up seemingly overnight. Improvements are being made to multiple subway stations. And new businesses are opening, including a liquid nitrogen ice cream shop and a dance studio for kids.
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    Sister of Mohammed bin Salman alleged to have said 'kill him, the dog, he doesn't deserve to live'
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    Inhaling cayenne pepper could cause 'embolism, respiratory arrest or death' in dogs, claims vet consulted for investigation
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    Find out where you can eat, drink and play for the best prices.      
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    'We need some courageous people to exercise their rights and stand up in society,' says lawyer
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    Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron has admitted being “off his head” on drugs while studying at the prestigious Eton College, prompting social media users to ask if that’s why he thought the Brexit referendum was a good idea. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    'He is one smart yak,' says guesthouse owner who spotted Meteor heading into woods
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    Lawsuit accuses company of using social media posts to target young people
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    'If he gave someone a nasty bite, I'd know it,' says manager of champion American Pharoah
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    Presidential nominee, 76, brushes off concerns about age and fitness - and says he will release medical records
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    Turkey has ordered the arrest of 223 serving military personnel across the country and in the breakaway state of Northern Cyprus, state media said on Saturday.
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    'It's unfortunate that he's in our community, because he might have put people in jail on false charges, especially minorities'
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    At least 3,500 forced to leave homes as 689,000 students affected by school closures
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    Discovery made after death of state's 'most prolific abortion doctor in history'
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    Women's rights groups call for leniency for teen who defended herself against sexual assault
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    Shocked relatives discovered that a deceased US abortion doctor kept thousands of fetal parts at his house. His license had been suspended for breaking procedural regulations. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    Yemen's Houthi rebels claim responsibilty for 'major operation' deep inside kingdom
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two Saudi Aramco plants at the heart of the kingdom's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility, sparking fires in the latest violent flare-up in the Gulf.
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    Spain's Pedro Sanchez has just nine days left to resolve a political crisis that could drag the country to its fourth elections in as many years. Everything hinges on him securing support from the far-left Podemos.
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday visited the country's flood-stricken southeastern regions as the death toll rose to six and train and air services were disrupted for a third day.
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    The California state senate was forced to halt a session after lawmakers were doused with “menstrual blood” tossed from a balcony by a woman who says she was protesting vaccine laws. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    New York’s attorney general has uncovered over $1 billion in wire transfers by the Sackler family and accused the OxyContin magnates of trying to shield their wealth from mounting lawsuits over their role in the opioid crisis. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    As names of the victims of jihad who died on September 11, 2001 were read out on Wednesday morning in New York, it occurred to me that a crucial aspect of remembering the tragedy was missing. There was no mention of the evil that struck us that day and
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    Former National Security Advisor John Bolton has wasted no time relaunching his political action committees and endorsing five Republican congressmen, all of whom appear to love war almost as much as he does. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    Last week's announcement that U.S.-led peace talks with the Taliban had been called off relieved many, but distressed others who were hoping for an end to our longest war. After a suicide bombing killed 12 people on Thursday, September 5th, Secretary of
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke says he has forwarded a so-called “death threat” to the FBI, after Republican Congressman Briscoe Cain suggestively told the candidate his rifle was “ready” for him to confiscate. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    'At long last, today's sentence holds Perrault accountable for his deplorable conduct'
  • Saturday 14 September, 2019
    That actress Felicity Huffman will go to jail for only 14 days over college entrance fraud shows there are really two justice systems in the US: one for the rich, famous and politically correct – and another for everyone else. Read Full Article at RT.com