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    Men jailed for planning to join Isis in Syria after checking TripAdvisor

    Men jailed for planning to join Isis in Syria after checking TripAdvisor


    Safwaan Mansur and Hanzalah Patel used travel website to look at area near Syrian border Two friends who planned their journey to Syria on TripAdvisor have been jailed for 14 years for preparing to join Islamic State. Safwaan Mansur and Hanzalah Patel,...

    Safwaan Mansur and Hanzalah Patel used travel website to look at area near Syrian border Two friends who planned their journey to Syria on TripAdvisor have been jailed for 14 years for preparing to join Islamic State. Safwaan Mansur and Hanzalah Patel, both 22, used the travel review site to check...
    Secret policy 'allowing government to sidestep its own rules on torture' to be reviewed urgently

    Secret policy 'allowing government to sidestep its own rules on torture' to be reviewed urgently


    A secret policy appearing to allow ministers to share intelligence with allies even if there is a risk of torture will be reviewed urgently, the government has promised. Under pressure in the Commons, Penny Mordaunt, the defence secretary, pledged to...

    A secret policy appearing to allow ministers to share intelligence with allies even if there is a risk of torture will be reviewed urgently, the government has promised. Under pressure in the Commons, Penny Mordaunt, the defence secretary, pledged to call in the Investigatory Powers Commissioner's Office to examine the Ministry of Defence document. “I have undertaken to review this policy,” Ms Mordaunt told MPs – some of whom urged her to go further by scrapping the policy immediately. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now The defence secretary insisted the armed forces were “upholding...
    Brexit: EU says there is ‘nothing we can do’ on deal, after May says agreement ...

    Brexit: EU says there is ‘nothing we can do’ on deal, after May says agreement ...


    The EU Commission has confirmed that it will be making no changes to the Brexit withdrawal agreement following a claim by Theresa May that MPs would be voting on a new, better deal. ...

    The EU Commission has confirmed that it will be making no changes to the Brexit withdrawal agreement following a claim by Theresa May that MPs would be voting on a new, better deal. A...
    India investing more money in solar power than coal for first time

    India investing more money in solar power than coal for first time


    A whopping 74 per cent of India’s electricity generation comes from coal-fired power plants, and coal use in the country continues to increase, but we may be seeing the beginning of the end of coal’s rein as renewable energy investments have begun to...

    A whopping 74 per cent of India’s electricity generation comes from coal-fired power plants, and coal use in the country continues to increase, but we may be seeing the beginning of the end of coal’s rein as renewable energy investments have begun to outpace those in fossil fuels. A major shift is underway in the country which is the world’s third-largest contributor to greenhouse gases, after the US and China. According to the International Energy Agency, India’s move towards spending on renewables has been driven both by policy and by the rapidly...
    Sajid Javid announces overhaul of espionage and treason laws

    Sajid Javid announces overhaul of espionage and treason laws


    New bill needed to tackle hostile activity by Russia and others, says home secretary Hostile state actors – spies, assassins or hackers directed by the government of another country – are to be targeted by refreshed espionage and treason laws, the...

    New bill needed to tackle hostile activity by Russia and others, says home secretary Hostile state actors – spies, assassins or hackers directed by the government of another country – are to be targeted by refreshed espionage and treason laws, the home secretary has announced. In a speech to...
    Nigel Farage is pelted with MILKSHAKE as he visits Newcastle on European election tour

    Nigel Farage is pelted with MILKSHAKE as he visits Newcastle on European election tour


    Nigel Farage was pelted with milkshake as he visited Newcastle on his European election tour today. The Brexit Party leader was covered in the drink by a protester as he made the latest stop of his campaign. He is the latest victim of a protest which has...

    Nigel Farage was pelted with milkshake as he visited Newcastle on his European election tour today. The Brexit Party leader was covered in the drink by a protester as he made the latest stop of his campaign. He is the latest victim of a protest which has seen other candidates such as Ukip's Carl Benjamin and ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson suffer similar attacks. Mr Farage was led away by security as an individual was dragged away by a Police Community Support Officer and was later seen...
    Trayvon Martin's mother to run for political office in Miami

    Trayvon Martin's mother to run for political office in Miami


    The mother of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager who was killed by a neighbourhood watch volunteer in 2012, has announced she is running for office in Miami. Sybrina Fulton, who became an activist against gun violence following her son’s death, will...

    The mother of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager who was killed by a neighbourhood watch volunteer in 2012, has announced she is running for office in Miami. Sybrina Fulton, who became an activist against gun violence following her son’s death, will enter the race to join the 13-member board of Miami-Dade County commissioners. Ms Fulton said she would continue working to end gun violence, the Miami Herald reports. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now She will challenge Miami...
    Al Jazeera removes video claiming Holocaust 'different from how the Jews tell it'

    Al Jazeera removes video claiming Holocaust 'different from how the Jews tell it'


    Al Jazeera has removed a video about the Holocaust from its AJ+ Arabic channel after it sparked outrage for claiming the genocide was “different from how the Jews tell it”. The Qatari media outlet also suspended two of the journalists involved in...

    Al Jazeera has removed a video about the Holocaust from its AJ+ Arabic channel after it sparked outrage for claiming the genocide was “different from how the Jews tell it”. The Qatari media outlet also suspended two of the journalists involved in making the seven-minute long video for its youth-focused platform, which asserted Israel had misrepresented and benefited from the events of World War II. The documentary claimed Holocaust “statistics were inflated by the Zionist movement to help them establish Israel”, according to Israeli media reports. It also stated Israel was the genocide’s “greatest beneficiary”. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD...
    Vladimir Zelensky: Ukraine's new president vows to dissolve parliament in first speech

    Vladimir Zelensky: Ukraine's new president vows to dissolve parliament in first speech


    Vladimir Zelensky was sworn in as Ukraine’s sixth president on Monday morning, with the one-time showman dramatically vowing to dissolve parliament and provoke snap parliamentary elections. Mr Zelensky, a rookie politician, has long indicated he...

    Vladimir Zelensky was sworn in as Ukraine’s sixth president on Monday morning, with the one-time showman dramatically vowing to dissolve parliament and provoke snap parliamentary elections. Mr Zelensky, a rookie politician, has long indicated he intended to disband the Supreme Rada, which was elected in 2014 and is largely hostile to him. But it was not immediately clear whether he had the legal authority to do so, and judicial arguments are likely to follow. In a punchy 40-minute inauguration speech, Mr Zelensky hit on themes of anti-establishmentarianism and inclusivity. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day,...
    As Iran and U.S. Accuse Each Other of Terrorism, Who’s Telling the Truth?

    As Iran and U.S. Accuse Each Other of Terrorism, Who’s Telling the Truth?


    Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling Within the context of a more heightened state of affairs between the U.S. and Iran, American diplomats have just warned commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf face a risk of being...

    Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling Within the context of a more heightened state of affairs between the U.S. and Iran, American diplomats have just warned commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf face a risk of being “misidentified.” As a result, Iran has reminded the U.S. it should know all about terrorism, especially after shooting down one of its commercial airliners filled with Iranian passengers in 1988. Having already labeled the U.S a “terrorist nation,” Iran has also prepared legislation that will label parts of the U.S. military as a terrorist group. This latest move comes on the heels of action taken by U.S. President Donald Trump who took the same action...
    Austrian interior minister’s job on the line after scandal

    Austrian interior minister’s job on the line after scandal


    BERLIN (AP) — Austria’s leader is apparently preparing to force out the country’s interior minister, a prominent and divisive figure in the far-right Freedom Party, after the country’s...

    BERLIN (AP) — Austria’s leader is apparently preparing to force out the country’s interior minister, a prominent and divisive figure in the far-right Freedom Party, after the country’s vice...
    Taiwan furious after China attempts to take credit for LGBT marriage win

    Taiwan furious after China attempts to take credit for LGBT marriage win


    Beijing (CNN)Taiwan has lashed out at China's state media for attempting to take credit for the island's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage. On Friday, Taiwan's legislators passed a bill making same-sex marriage a reality, the first place in...

    Beijing (CNN)Taiwan has lashed out at China's state media for attempting to take credit for the island's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage. On Friday, Taiwan's legislators passed a bill making same-sex marriage a reality, the first place in Asia to give LGBT couples many of the same rights as their heterosexual peers. LGBT activists were overjoyed at the news, but some of the most unlikely praise came from the Chinese Communist Party's mouthpiece. "Local lawmakers in Taiwan, China, have legalized same-sex marriage in a first for Asia," tweeted the People's Daily newspaper on Friday, along with a rainbow color-infused animated image that says "love is love" underneath. WRONG!...
    Joe Biden launches 2020 Presidential bid; says Trump is 'divider in chief'

    Joe Biden launches 2020 Presidential bid; says Trump is 'divider in chief'


    Philadelphia: Accusing President Donald Trump of being "divider-in-chief" by fomenting racism, hatred and bitterness among fellow citizens, former US vice-president Joe Biden on Saturday formally launched his 2020 bid for the White House and asserted...

    Philadelphia: Accusing President Donald Trump of being "divider-in-chief" by fomenting racism, hatred and bitterness among fellow citizens, former US vice-president Joe Biden on Saturday formally launched his 2020 bid for the White House and asserted that his campaign is all about restoring the soul of the nation, rebuilding the middle class, and unifying the country. Giving a clarion call to "defeat Trump" amid chants of “we want Joe” by several thousands of his die-hard supporters,...
    Rep. Justin Amash becomes the first Republican in Congress to call Trump’s conduct impeachable

    Rep. Justin Amash becomes the first Republican in Congress to call Trump’s conduct impeachable


    Amash read the whole Mueller Report and concluded AG Bill Barr misled the public. Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash thinks President Donald Trump’s conduct in office is impeachable, that Attorney General Bill Barr knowingly misled the public about...

    Amash read the whole Mueller Report and concluded AG Bill Barr misled the public. Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash thinks President Donald Trump’s conduct in office is impeachable, that Attorney General Bill Barr knowingly misled the public about the conclusions in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, and that his Republican colleagues in Congress are turning a blind eye to it all. “Contrary to Barr’s portrayal, Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment,” Amash tweeted in a lengthy thread Saturday, becoming the first and only congressional Republican to acknowledge that the FBI...
    Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws, lining up with the EU

    Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws, lining up with the EU


    GENEVA — Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to tighten the Alpine nation's gun laws, bringing the country in line with many of its European partners despite the objections of local gun owners, Swiss media reported, citing official results....

    GENEVA — Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to tighten the Alpine nation's gun laws, bringing the country in line with many of its European partners despite the objections of local gun owners, Swiss media reported, citing official results. Switzerland's public broadcaster said more than 63% of voters nationwide agreed to align with European Union firearms rules adopted two years ago after deadly attacks in France, Belgium, Germany and Britain. The vote Sunday was part of Switzerland's regular...
    Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, wounds 16

    Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, wounds 16


    CAIRO — Egyptian officials say a roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids. They say Sunday's blast wounded at least 16 people, including tourists....

    CAIRO — Egyptian officials say a roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids. They say Sunday's blast wounded at least 16 people, including tourists. The...
    Jimmy Carter Finds Renaissance in 2020 Democratic Scramble

    Jimmy Carter Finds Renaissance in 2020 Democratic Scramble


    Former President Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive in American history is re-emerging from political obscurity at...

    Former President Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive in American history is re-emerging from political obscurity at age 94 to win over his fellow Democrats once again. A peanut farmer turned politician then worldwide humanitarian, Carter is carving out a unique role as several Democratic candidates look to his family-run campaign after the Watergate scandal as the roadmap for toppling President Donald Trump in 2020. "Jimmy Carter is a decent, well-meaning person, someone who people are talking about again given the time that we are in," Minnesota Sen. Amy...
    India´s acrimonious election comes to an end

    India´s acrimonious election comes to an end


    Voting in one of India´s most acrimonious elections in decades entered its final day Sunday as Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrambled to hang on to his overall majority. The seventh and final round of voting ended the world´s biggest...

    Voting in one of India´s most acrimonious elections in decades entered its final day Sunday as Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrambled to hang on to his overall majority. The seventh and final round of voting ended the world´s biggest election with 900 million eligible voters from Goa´s beaches to Mumbai´s slums and Ladakh´s Himalayan monasteries. Long queues formed outside polling stations in eight northern states electing the final 59 candidates to India´s 543-seat lower house. Polls close at 1230 GMT with vote counting on Thursday. Heavy security was imposed in West Bengal, which has seen street battles between followers of Modi´s...
    'Women will die': how new abortion bans will harm the most vulnerable

    'Women will die': how new abortion bans will harm the most vulnerable


    On the floor of the Alabama state senate this week, a robotic voice read nine pages of legalese that would define a new reality for women in the state: abortion would be a crime, starting...

    On the floor of the Alabama state senate this week, a robotic voice read nine pages of legalese that would define a new reality for women in the state: abortion would be a crime, starting from...
    Australia’s ruling coalition appears headed to surprise win

    Australia’s ruling coalition appears headed to surprise win


    By Rod McGuirk | Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s ruling conservative coalition appeared on its way to a surprise win in the country’s general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition...

    By Rod McGuirk | Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s ruling conservative coalition appeared on its way to a surprise win in the country’s general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power. The Liberal...
    North Korea sends a letter to the UN chief, criticizing US’ seizure of its cargo ship

    North Korea sends a letter to the UN chief, criticizing US’ seizure of its cargo ship


    Pyongyang: North Korea’s top envoy to the United Nations Kim Song on Friday sent a letter to UN chief Antonio Guterres, criticizing the US’ recent seizure of its cargo ship as an “outrageous and unlawful” move, Pyongyang’s state media said on...

    Pyongyang: North Korea’s top envoy to the United Nations Kim Song on Friday sent a letter to UN chief Antonio Guterres, criticizing the US’ recent seizure of its cargo ship as an “outrageous and unlawful” move, Pyongyang’s state media said on Saturday. “Recently, the U.S. committed an unlawful and outrageous act of taking the DPRK’s cargo ship to Samoa, linking the ship to the violation of the American domestic law, and this act of dispossession has...
    Report shocks, angers some of Ohio State doc’s 177 victims

    Report shocks, angers some of Ohio State doc’s 177 victims


    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Victims of a now-dead Ohio State team doctor are reacting with shock, grief and anger at investigative findings that validated a heinous pattern of sexual abuse that many of them say they experienced as young men and then worked...

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Victims of a now-dead Ohio State team doctor are reacting with shock, grief and anger at investigative findings that validated a heinous pattern of sexual abuse that many of them say they experienced as young men and then worked to forget for decades. Their reactions follow the university’s release of a report Friday that found Dr. Richard Strauss groped, ogled or...
    40 million people under severe weather threats in the Midwest. Dozens of tornadoes reported

    40 million people under severe weather threats in the Midwest. Dozens of tornadoes reported


    (CNN)If you're in the Midwest, you can wave goodbye to warm weather -- at least for now. A messy weekend of heavy rain, strong winds and large hail awaits some states in the region. "We'd say welcome to summer but, that streak (of the past few days of...

    (CNN)If you're in the Midwest, you can wave goodbye to warm weather -- at least for now. A messy weekend of heavy rain, strong winds and large hail awaits some states in the region. "We'd say welcome to summer but, that streak (of the past few days of sunshine) will end today," the National Weather Service warned Kansas City. "These storms will also produce periods of heavy rain that will once again saturate soils & set the stage for increased flood potential this coming Tue when the next round of heavy rain moves in," the weather service predicted for Missouri....
    Spying for China: Ex-CIA official gets 20 years jail

    Spying for China: Ex-CIA official gets 20 years jail


    The former official, Kevin Mallory, was convicted under the Espionage Act for selling classified US "defence information" to a Chinese intelligence agent for USD 25,000. "Former US Intelligence officer Mallory will spend the next 20 years of his life in...

    The former official, Kevin Mallory, was convicted under the Espionage Act for selling classified US "defence information" to a Chinese intelligence agent for USD 25,000. "Former US Intelligence officer Mallory will spend the next 20 years of his life in prison for conspiring to pass national defence information to a Chinese intelligence officer," Assistant Attorney General John Demers said. This case is one in an alarming trend of former US intelligence officers being targeted by China and betraying their country and colleagues, he said. "This sentence, together with the recent guilty pleas of Ron Hansen in Utah and...
    Farage Tells Scots Independence Only Possible Outside Of EU

    Farage Tells Scots Independence Only Possible Outside Of EU


    Brexit advocate Nigel Farage has made a pitch to Scottish National Party voters, saying Scottish independence while still in the European Union is the “most dishonest political discourse I’ve ever seen anywhere in the world,” the Belfast Telegraph...

    Brexit advocate Nigel Farage has made a pitch to Scottish National Party voters, saying Scottish independence while still in the European Union is the “most dishonest political discourse I’ve ever seen anywhere in the world,” the Belfast Telegraph reports. Urging pro-independence voters to “lend your votes to the Brexit Party,” Farage told a passionate rally in Edinburgh that the party was set to revolutionize British politics. He told supporters, who had paid £2.50 ($3.18) to attend the event in the Scottish capital, “Our politics is full of deception because here in Scotland we have the extraordinary situation where (First Minister) Nicola Sturgeon talks about independence.” “She says that...
    U.S. House Passes Sweeping Bill To Expand Gay Rights

    U.S. House Passes Sweeping Bill To Expand Gay Rights


    Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, CNBC reported....

    Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, CNBC reported. The protections would extend to employment, housing, loan applications, education, public accommodations and other areas. Called the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation “closer to equal liberty and justice for all.” Sexual orientation and gender identity “deserve full civil rights protections – in the workplace and in every place, education, housing, credit, jury service,...
    Missouri House Passes Bill Banning Abortions After 8 Weeks

    Missouri House Passes Bill Banning Abortions After 8 Weeks


    Missouri's Republican-led House has passed a bill banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy with an exception for medical emergencies but not for rape or incest, NBC News reports. Republican Gov. Mike Parson is likely to sign the bill, following the...

    Missouri's Republican-led House has passed a bill banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy with an exception for medical emergencies but not for rape or incest, NBC News reports. Republican Gov. Mike Parson is likely to sign the bill, following the governors of Alabama, Georgia and several other states who have also recently signed stringent abortion legislation."Until the day that we no longer have abortions in this country, I will never waiver in the fight for life." – Mike Parson Under the bill, which passed in the House by 110 to 44, doctors who perform an abortion after the eight-week cutoff could face five to 15 years in prison. Women who receive abortions would not be criminally...
    U.S. Agrees To Lift Metals Tariffs For Canada And Mexico

    U.S. Agrees To Lift Metals Tariffs For Canada And Mexico


    The United States has reached a deal to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, removing a key obstacle to passing updates to the North American Free Trade Agreement, two people familiar with the matter told CNBC Friday. In a joint...

    The United States has reached a deal to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, removing a key obstacle to passing updates to the North American Free Trade Agreement, two people familiar with the matter told CNBC Friday. In a joint statement Friday, the Canadian and American governments said the U.S. will scrap the metals duties within two days. Canada will remove tariffs levied on American goods in retaliation for the steel and aluminum duties. They will also drop all pending litigation in the World Trade Organization related to the tariffs, set up measures to “prevent the importation of aluminum or steel that is unfairly subsidized and/or sold at dumped prices” and “prevent...
    Joe Biden beats Trump in 2020 by most secure margins, new poll shows

    Joe Biden beats Trump in 2020 by most secure margins, new poll shows


    A new poll has some good news for Joe Biden that sets him apart from the 2020 Democratic field yet again: He’s the only candidate who leads Donald Trump in a hypothetical match-up outside the margin of error. Mr Biden, who leads the Democratic field in...

    A new poll has some good news for Joe Biden that sets him apart from the 2020 Democratic field yet again: He’s the only candidate who leads Donald Trump in a hypothetical match-up outside the margin of error. Mr Biden, who leads the Democratic field in virtually every poll by 10 or more points, has solidified his position as the front-runner to take on Mr Trump, and it appears he could easily take on the president in 2020, according to the new poll from Fox News. According to that poll, Mr Biden leads Mr Trump in a hypothetical match up among registered voters by 11 points, receiving 49 per cent of the vote compared to 38 per cent for Mr Trump. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your...
    German Parliament Declares Israel Boycott Campaign BDS Anti-Semitic

    German Parliament Declares Israel Boycott Campaign BDS Anti-Semitic


    The German Bundestag passed a non-binding motion Friday afternoon declaring the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel as anti-Semitic, marking the first time a European legislative body has passed such a measure, The Guardian...

    The German Bundestag passed a non-binding motion Friday afternoon declaring the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel as anti-Semitic, marking the first time a European legislative body has passed such a measure, The Guardian reported. The motion argued the campaign to boycott Israeli artists and goods was “reminiscent of the most terrible chapter in Germany history” and triggered memories of the Nazis’ slogan “Don’t buy from Jews,” the report said. The legislation, which also noted a “growing unease” among Germany’s Jewish community in the face of rising anti-Semitism, was authored by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its junior...
    Council of Europe votes to maintain Russia's membership

    Council of Europe votes to maintain Russia's membership


    Human rights body had stripped Moscow of its voting rights over 2014 Crimea annexation Russia will remain in the Council of Europe after ministers at the human rights organisation moved to end a bitter dispute following the annexation of Crimea . Meeting...

    Human rights body had stripped Moscow of its voting rights over 2014 Crimea annexation Russia will remain in the Council of Europe after ministers at the human rights organisation moved to end a bitter dispute following the annexation of Crimea . Meeting in Helsinki, ministers of the 47-nation body...
    French senate votes to ban mothers who wear headscarfs from accompanying children on school trips

    French senate votes to ban mothers who wear headscarfs from accompanying children on school trips


    France’s senate has voted to ban mothers who wear Islamic headscarves from accompanying children on school trips, in the latest extension of the country’s war against the garments. The...

    France’s senate has voted to ban mothers who wear Islamic headscarves from accompanying children on school trips, in the latest extension of the country’s war against the garments. The ban,...
    UK sold at least £11m of arms to Saudi Arabia in weeks after Khashoggi murder

    UK sold at least £11m of arms to Saudi Arabia in weeks after Khashoggi murder


    The UK government approved arms sales totalling at least £11.4m in the weeks after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Export licences for military vehicles, combat aircraft, ammunition and electronic warfare equipment were issued despite international...

    The UK government approved arms sales totalling at least £11.4m in the weeks after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Export licences for military vehicles, combat aircraft, ammunition and electronic warfare equipment were issued despite international condemnation of the killing. One £9.1m shipment of “patrol/ assault craft” was waved through just three days after the prominent journalist disappeared while visiting the Saudi consulate in Turkey on 2 October. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now The exports continued as it was reported that Mr Khashoggi had been tortured, killed and...
    Chinese businessman-turned-Taoist leader confirms he is father of the student who was kidnapped in Canada

    Chinese businessman-turned-Taoist leader confirms he is father of the student who was kidnapped in Canada


    Lu Wenrong, whose wealth became the focus of public interest after his son was abducted in Canada in March, said his personal fortune had nothing to do with his role as deputy president of the official Chinese Taoist Association.In an interview with the...

    Lu Wenrong, whose wealth became the focus of public interest after his son was abducted in Canada in March, said his personal fortune had nothing to do with his role as deputy president of the official Chinese Taoist Association.In an interview with the Beijing Times on Thursday, Lu denied that his son was bragging about the family’s fortune on social media around the time he was kidnapped by masked men with stun guns in Markham, Ontario.Lu said his son had rented a Ferrari while at university… ......
    Will China's Century Of Humiliation And Silk Belt Defeat Trump's Trade War?

    Will China's Century Of Humiliation And Silk Belt Defeat Trump's Trade War?


    Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling For some cultures, the most powerful, master emotion is shame and humiliation. And that survival and self-determination is your strength, not your humiliation. Consequently, President Donald Trump will never...

    Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling For some cultures, the most powerful, master emotion is shame and humiliation. And that survival and self-determination is your strength, not your humiliation. Consequently, President Donald Trump will never win his trade war with China until he first understands China’s “Century of Humiliation” and its Belt Road Initiative (BRI). Both of which are not only rooted in China’s rich historical past but, and according to some economists, an even more prosperous future. Century of Humiliation China’s Century of Humiliation started in the 19th century, when Britain and France devised an insidious plan to force opium as a currency in exchange for...
    UK Brexit compromise talks fail

    UK Brexit compromise talks fail


    Talks between Britain's government and opposition aimed at striking a compromise Brexit deal broke down without agreement Friday, plunging the country back into a morass of uncertainty over its departure from the European Union. Opposition Labour Party...

    Talks between Britain's government and opposition aimed at striking a compromise Brexit deal broke down without agreement Friday, plunging the country back into a morass of uncertainty over its departure from the European Union. Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said the talks with Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative government have "gone as far as they can." In a letter to May released by Labour, Corbyn said, "we have...
    Trump administration asked Congress to pay for Taliban travel expenses and food

    Trump administration asked Congress to pay for Taliban travel expenses and food


    Donald Trump's administration asked Congress to reimburse the Taliban for travel expenses, lodgings and food at peace talks aimed at bringing over 17 years of war in Afghanistan to an end. The funds would have been used "in cases where lodging and...

    Donald Trump's administration asked Congress to reimburse the Taliban for travel expenses, lodgings and food at peace talks aimed at bringing over 17 years of war in Afghanistan to an end. The funds would have been used "in cases where lodging and transportation would be required to facilitate the participation of all required parties to negotiate a local peace deal," the Pentagon said. The Pentagon was seeking "to lay the groundwork in anticipation of opportunities to facilitate talks with the Afghan government to find a way to end the war", said Pentagon spokeswoman Commander Rebecca Rebarich. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more...
    FBI refuses to tell Florida voters whether their information was targeted by Russia hackers in ...

    FBI refuses to tell Florida voters whether their information was targeted by Russia hackers in ...


    The governor knows. The state’s congressional delegation knows. The FBI knows. The Russian hackers certainly must know. Almost everyone, it seems, has been told which Florida voter registration systems were breached during the 2016 presidential...

    The governor knows. The state’s congressional delegation knows. The FBI knows. The Russian hackers certainly must know. Almost everyone, it seems, has been told which Florida voter registration systems were breached during the 2016 presidential election — except for the voters whose information was targeted. Elected leaders in Washington and Tallahassee want to tell them but say they cannot. The FBI has kept the information classified, refusing to publicly identify the two counties where Russian hackers had access to voter data that could have allowed them to wreak havoc for voters on election day. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day,...
    Iran's top diplomat presses efforts to save nuclear deal

    Iran's top diplomat presses efforts to save nuclear deal


    TEHRAN: Iran's foreign minister traveled Friday to China on his Asian tour aimed at keeping world markets open to Tehran amid an intense sanctions campaign from the US as tensions across the Persian Gulf remain high. Concerns about a possible conflict...

    TEHRAN: Iran's foreign minister traveled Friday to China on his Asian tour aimed at keeping world markets open to Tehran amid an intense sanctions campaign from the US as tensions across the Persian Gulf remain high. Concerns about a possible conflict have flared since the White House ordered warships and bombers to the region to counter an alleged, unexplained threat from Iran that has seen America order nonessential diplomatic staff out of Iraq. Elsewhere,...
    Kamala Harris invokes Indian heritage in response to Trump's immigration plan

    Kamala Harris invokes Indian heritage in response to Trump's immigration plan


    Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin Senator castigated President Donald Trump's merit-based immigration plan saying it was "short-sighted" and invoked her unique background as a Democratic candidate for the White House in 2020 -- being the daughter of...

    Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin Senator castigated President Donald Trump's merit-based immigration plan saying it was "short-sighted" and invoked her unique background as a Democratic candidate for the White House in 2020 -- being the daughter of an Indian immigrant. Trump on Thursday rolled out the system that would prioritise high-skilled workers over those who already have relatives in the country when determining who receives green cards.Harris, Senator from California,...
    India's Modi chooses woman facing terrorism charges as election candidate

    India's Modi chooses woman facing terrorism charges as election candidate


    BHOPAL, India (Reuters) - For nearly a decade, Pragya Thakur was known mostly as the saffron-clad Hindu ascetic shuttling in and out of Indian courts, flanked by police, facing charges under an anti-terrorism law for plotting a bomb attack on Muslims....

    BHOPAL, India (Reuters) - For nearly a decade, Pragya Thakur was known mostly as the saffron-clad Hindu ascetic shuttling in and out of Indian courts, flanked by police, facing charges under an anti-terrorism law for plotting a bomb attack on Muslims. ......
    In first for Asia, Taiwan parliament endorses same-sex marriage

    In first for Asia, Taiwan parliament endorses same-sex marriage


    By Yimou Lee TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage equality. Lawmakers from...

    By Yimou Lee TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage equality. Lawmakers from the majority Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) backed the bill, which passed 66 to 27, though the measure could complicate President Tsai Ing-wen's bid to win a second term in presidential elections next year. Despite heavy rain, some demonstrators...
    Fifth Journalist Murdered In Mexico This Year

    Fifth Journalist Murdered In Mexico This Year


    A journalist was murdered in a resort town on Mexico's Caribbean coast Thursday after receiving death threats, authorities said, the fifth reporter slain this year in one of the most dangerous countries for the press, the French news agency AFP reported....

    A journalist was murdered in a resort town on Mexico's Caribbean coast Thursday after receiving death threats, authorities said, the fifth reporter slain this year in one of the most dangerous countries for the press, the French news agency AFP reported. Francisco Romero, who was enrolled in the Mexican government's protection program for journalists and activists, was found dead in a pool of blood outside a nightclub in Playa del Carmen, his hometown, according to prosecutors in the eastern state of Quintana Roo and AFP reporters at the scene. The state prosecutor's office opened a homicide investigation, saying Romero had filed a complaint on April 12 over threats he had received....
    Gun-Loving Swiss To Vote On Rules Mandated By EU

    Gun-Loving Swiss To Vote On Rules Mandated By EU


    Switzerland’s gun culture is facing an existential threat from abroad, Time Magazine reports. On May 19, the Swiss will vote on whether to keep their cherished shooting traditions intact, or submit to stricter gun regulations required by the European...

    Switzerland’s gun culture is facing an existential threat from abroad, Time Magazine reports. On May 19, the Swiss will vote on whether to keep their cherished shooting traditions intact, or submit to stricter gun regulations required by the European Union. The country’s largest annual shooting competition, the Feldschiessen, held between May 24 and 26, attracts an estimated 130,000 sharpshooters of all ages from all over Switzerland. It is not uncommon to see kids as young as 12 handling weapons with the steady-handed assurance of more experienced marksmen. But the Feldschiessen — or field shooting competition, in English — is not just a recreational pursuit. It is anchored in a deep sense...
    Archaeologists Find Puzzling 'Jars Of The Dead' In Laotian Forest

    Archaeologists Find Puzzling 'Jars Of The Dead' In Laotian Forest


    Researchers have uncovered 15 sites in the Southeast Asian country of Laos containing more than a hundred huge stone jars from around 1,000 years ago. The jars are thought to have once been used to store the dead, Newsweek reports. Thousands of similar...

    Researchers have uncovered 15 sites in the Southeast Asian country of Laos containing more than a hundred huge stone jars from around 1,000 years ago. The jars are thought to have once been used to store the dead, Newsweek reports. Thousands of similar jars have been found throughout the valleys and foothills of the central Xiangkhoang Plateau, but their origins and purpose have long-puzzled archaeologists. One theory proposes that dead bodies were placed inside as part of a complex set of burial practices. The latest find indicates that the jars were spread out over a wider area than previously thought, according to a team of archaeologists from the Australian National University (ANU). In...
    Chelsea Manning Sent Back To Jail After Refusing To Testify To Jury Probing WikiLeaks

    Chelsea Manning Sent Back To Jail After Refusing To Testify To Jury Probing WikiLeaks


    Whistleblower Chelsea Manning returned to jail Thursday, seven days after her release, after she was found in contempt for refusing to testify about WikiLeaks before a grand jury, The Independent reported. In attendance at a Virginia court proceeding,...

    Whistleblower Chelsea Manning returned to jail Thursday, seven days after her release, after she was found in contempt for refusing to testify about WikiLeaks before a grand jury, The Independent reported. In attendance at a Virginia court proceeding, Manning was ordered remanded by the U.S. Marshals Service and was headed to prison, the report said. In addition, she will be fined $500 per day after 30 days, the newspaper reported, which will rise to $1,000 per day after 60 days. Prior to today’s action, Manning had served two months at William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Centre on contempt charges on the same issue, The Independent reported, but was released last Friday after the grand...
    Archbishop Says Only Fraction Of Pledges For Notre Dame Rebuilding Have Been Paid

    Archbishop Says Only Fraction Of Pledges For Notre Dame Rebuilding Have Been Paid


    Only a fraction of the money promised by donors to rebuild the Notre Dame cathedral has been paid, the Archbishop of Paris has said, The Independent reports. Michel Aupetit said only €13.5 million (£11.8 million, $15 million) had been paid thus far,...

    Only a fraction of the money promised by donors to rebuild the Notre Dame cathedral has been paid, the Archbishop of Paris has said, The Independent reports. Michel Aupetit said only €13.5 million (£11.8 million, $15 million) had been paid thus far, despite reports that €1billion (£873 million, $1.12 billion) had been pledged. “The famous €1 billion is guaranteed by no foundation, no authority,” he said in a statement. The archbishop stressed he was not calling any pledges into question but said “the fact remains that most of these donations have not yet been made.” His statement was a response to claims from a French heritage foundation, which has halted fundraising for the cathedral as it...
    Trump Unveils Immigration Plan Favoring Skilled Workers

    Trump Unveils Immigration Plan Favoring Skilled Workers


    President Donald Trump unveiled a new immigration plan Thursday to move U.S. immigration toward a “merit-based system” that prioritizes high-skilled workers over those with family already in the country, The Washington Post reported. The plan, which...

    President Donald Trump unveiled a new immigration plan Thursday to move U.S. immigration toward a “merit-based system” that prioritizes high-skilled workers over those with family already in the country, The Washington Post reported. The plan, which does not address the fate of young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, stands little chance of advancing in Congress, where lawmakers of both parties have greeted it with skepticism. “Today we are presenting a clear contrast,” Trump said in a speech at the White House’s Rose Garden. “Democrats are proposing open borders, lower wages and, frankly, lawless chaos.”“We are proposing an immigration plan that puts...
    Facebook Removes Fake Content Run By Israeli Firm To Influence Foreign Politics

    Facebook Removes Fake Content Run By Israeli Firm To Influence Foreign Politics


    An Israeli company’s attempt to influence foreign politics by promoting accounts and pages, along with other content on Facebook and Instagram, has resulted in 265 of its pages removed from social media, The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday. Archimedes...

    An Israeli company’s attempt to influence foreign politics by promoting accounts and pages, along with other content on Facebook and Instagram, has resulted in 265 of its pages removed from social media, The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday. Archimedes Group promoted deceptive political content – including the purchase of nearly $812,000 in ads – focusing on influencing domestic politics in sub-Saharan Africa and some activity in Latin America and Southeast Asia, the report said. "People behind the network used groups of fake accounts to run pages, disseminate content and to artificially increase engagement.” – Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook Head of Cybersecurity Policy "They also represented...