Saturday December 14-th, 2019

Britain accuses Iran of selling Adrian Darya 1 tanker oil to Syria Britain accuses Iran of selling Adrian Darya 1 tanker oil to Syria

The US has been trying to seize the vessel as part of its sanctions targeting the Iranian energy industry. "We will continue to put pressure on Iran and, said the President [of the United States Donald trump], no exceptions in respect of [the acq...

Netanyahu announces post-election plan to annex part of occupied West Bank Netanyahu announces post-election plan to annex part of occupied West Bank

In a speech televised live on all Israeli TV channels, Netanyahu said he would also annex illegal Israeli settlements after the Jordan Valley's annexation was complete. Trump has thrown U.S. support overwhelmingly in favor of Israel since taking of...

Queen Okays Parliament’s Anti-Boris Brexit Legislation Queen Okays Parliament’s Anti-Boris Brexit Legislation

In a assertion, Mr Donohoe mentioned: "The enact of the announcement by the UK Government this day on the return of responsibility-free wanting between the UK and EU Member States way that Eire in respecting our global obligations will, as intended, ...

Iran Mum After IAEA Finds Uranium Traces at Tehran Facility Iran Mum After IAEA Finds Uranium Traces at Tehran Facility

Iran has given another two months to the European signatories to take meaningful action to save the JCPOA as a France-led diplomatic process is underway between the two sides. "No problem with me", Trump told reporters at the White House. At the G7...

Boris Johnson to work for Brexit deal after losing six key votes Boris Johnson to work for Brexit deal after losing six key votes

Although Corbyn and other opposition leaders denied Johnson's motion to call an early election in a dramatic night in the House of Commons on Monday , the Labour leader's speech was reminiscent of the party's 2017 campaign which saw them win 30 se...

Valerie Plame Campaign Ad: We Need to Turn Nation Around Valerie Plame Campaign Ad: We Need to Turn Nation Around

While Libby was charged with obstruction of justice and perjury stemming from the investigation on who leaked Plame's identity, it was former deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage who admitted to leaking her identity. An ex-CIA agent, Plam...

Homeland Security releases Visa requirement for Bahamian refugees, echoing Trump's remarks

At one point, security guards locked the doors to the terminal with chains and padlocks as the crowd grew. Under existing USA policy, Bahamians can bypass the visa process by providing a passport and proof of no criminal record and going through a ...

Netanyahu: Iran had secret nuclear weapons development site in Abadeh Netanyahu: Iran had secret nuclear weapons development site in Abadeh

In an address on live television, with photos of the alleged site on a screen behind him, Netanyahu referred to an intelligence trove he had previously announced last year. The one-day trip comes just five days before the September 17 election, and a...

Kill politics to save the Amazon Rainforest Kill politics to save the Amazon Rainforest

It is very unfortunate that the world famous Amazon rainforest is burning, and the president of Brazil seems to be too focused on getting an apology from the French president for some of the latter's off-the-cuff remarks. Environment Minister Ricar...

China's trade with US shrinks as tariff war worsens China's trade with US shrinks as tariff war worsens

Chinese exporters also face pressure from weakening global consumer demand. China reported a trade surplus of US$34.84 billion (S$48 billion) last month, compared with a US$45.06 billion surplus in July. Washington and Beijing last Sunday impos...

NOAA’s chief scientist says agency likely violated science integrity rules NOAA’s chief scientist says agency likely violated science integrity rules

The American Meteorological Society issued a statement of support for the NWS, writing: "AMS believes the criticism of the Birmingham forecast office is unwarranted; rather they should have been commended for their quick action based on science in ...

Iran to use advanced centrifuges for uranium enrichment Iran to use advanced centrifuges for uranium enrichment

The decision of imposing sanction on the Iranian oil tanker comes at a time when there are probable chances of President Donald Trump meeting the Iranian leaders to resolve the ongoing conflict. "If Europeans want to make any decision, they shoul...

OMG: Loch Ness monster might just be a giant eel, say scientists OMG: Loch Ness monster might just be a giant eel, say scientists

Nor did the findings, based on 250 samples of water, reveal evidence of catfish , sturgeon or shark, which are sometimes thought to be behind reported sightings of the Loch Ness Monster. But they did find copius amounts of genetic material from eels...

SF accuse Taoiseach of 'conceding' over border checks SF accuse Taoiseach of 'conceding' over border checks

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald came down on Mr Varadkar for "thinking out loud" about possible checks, that she says would be in contravention to the Good Friday Agreement. We'll see how it develops. "I'm looking forward to the meeting". "And...

Hong Kong leader says escalation of violence will not solve social issues Hong Kong leader says escalation of violence will not solve social issues

Lam was speaking after another weekend of sometimes violent clashes in the former British colony, with police firing tear gas to disperse protesters in cat-and-mouse skirmishes, at times smashing windows and starting street fires. "Any agreements tha...

Pamela Anderson: Julian Assange's 'health has really deteriorated' Pamela Anderson: Julian Assange's 'health has really deteriorated'

Pamela Anderson and Meghan McCain can agree to disagree on their respective views on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange . "War crimes need to be punished and they haven't". "His leaks included classified information that put national security a...

Bricks of Cocaine Wash Ashore in Florida from Hurricane Dorian Waves Bricks of Cocaine Wash Ashore in Florida from Hurricane Dorian Waves

Hurricane Dorian blew past the eastern coast of Florida earlier this week, stirring up waves and causing bricks of cocaine to wash up on two Florida beaches. What was inside the bag? It wasn't the only brick of cocaine discovered on the Florida co...

US Congress launches investigation into dicey Prestwick Airport deals US Congress launches investigation into dicey Prestwick Airport deals

The Air Force said the the decision to stay at the Trump resort would have been the result of "a multitude of factors", including the lack of suitable lodging like a nearby military base, but it didn't provide evidence that nearby hotels were mor...

MH17 suspect among prisoners swapped by Ukraine with Russia: Dutch government MH17 suspect among prisoners swapped by Ukraine with Russia: Dutch government

Following lengthy talks, a Russian aircraft carrying freed prisoners from Kyiv landed in Moscow while a Ukrainian plane with its released prisoners touched down in Kyiv. "Russia is a hostile marketplace for prisoners but one hopes the total Ukraini...

John Bercow to step down as Speaker by October 31

This is far preferable to a contest at the start of a Parliament where new MPs will not be similarly informed", he told the Commons of his plans. Addressing the protests, speaker John Bercow said: "I recognise that our presence is desired by our Ma...

China's FM meets with PM Imran to discuss matters of mutual interest China's FM meets with PM Imran to discuss matters of mutual interest

The three foreign ministers agreed to organise an archaeologists' exchange programme and explore cooperation among the Red Crescent Societies of the three countries, besides regularly undertaking exchange projects in the areas of media, think-tanks, ...

Hurricane Dorian washes bricks of cocaine onto Florida beaches Hurricane Dorian washes bricks of cocaine onto Florida beaches

The police found bricks of cocaine on two Florida beaches this week, thought to have been pushed ashore by waves caused by Hurricane Dorian , Insider reports . The drugs are valued at more than $ 500 thousand. "We then contacted the U.S. Custom...

Border Wall Funding Diversion Halts Two Indiana Projects Border Wall Funding Diversion Halts Two Indiana Projects

Over $400 million worth of construction projects in Puerto Rico. "I'm deeply concerned about President Trump's plan to pull funding from critical national security projects - including millions of dollars from important projects in Virginia - so he...

Merkel says Hong Kong freedoms 'must be guaranteed' Merkel says Hong Kong freedoms 'must be guaranteed'

Merkel has previously called for dialogue between all parties to defuse tensions in the region and said the freedoms enjoyed by Hong Kong's people must be maintained. But Ms Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said the chancellor's office did not comm...

Trump calls off secret meeting with Taliban, Afghan leaders Trump calls off secret meeting with Taliban, Afghan leaders

Trump has pledged to withdraw the remaining 13,000 to 14,000 US troops from Afghanistan and end USA involvement in a conflict that is closing in on 18 years. We're continuing to talk. "After all the violence during many months of negotiations, it'...

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