Tuesday September 18-th, 2018

Ibrahim Halawa released from prison in Egypt

RTE News say it is indeed Ibrahim Halawa's own Facebook page - but the question must be asked, how did he manage to update all those posts when he was in prison? "After four years of unjust detention, today Ibrahim Halawa finally walks free".

Trump Tells EPA to Stand Down on RFS Weakening Proposal Trump Tells EPA to Stand Down on RFS Weakening Proposal

Reynolds is one of Iowa's top Republicans who have been pressing the GOP administration on two fronts - to reverse the possibility that the EPA would roll back its rules for use of renewable fuels, and to approve Iowa's "stopgap" measure to shore up ...

EU27 give go-ahead for second phase of Brexit talks EU27 give go-ahead for second phase of Brexit talks

While the EU Brexit negotiations chief Michel Barnier had used the term "deadlock" three times within the same press conference a few days ago, after the fourth round of talks was over in Brussels, the European Council president does not share th...

First Lady Donates Inaugural Dress to Smithsonian Museum First Lady Donates Inaugural Dress to Smithsonian Museum

It seeks to examine the ways in which these women have made their own contributions to their husbands' presidential administrations. During a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History for the unveiling of the gown, the First...

Texas city offers Harvey relief in exchange for Israel no-boycott pledge Texas city offers Harvey relief in exchange for Israel no-boycott pledge

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey , one of the most devastating tropical storms in the history of the United States, the city of Dickinson, Texas has posted grant applications on its website that would allow applicants access to financial aid ...

Intelligence assessment has not changed on Russian election interference — CIA

Pompeo , a former Republican congressman and Trump ally, was asked at an event in Washington if he could say with absolute certainty that the election results were not skewed as a result of Russian interference. President Trump has repeatedly scoffed...

U.S. security chief warns terrorists plotting new 9/11-style attack U.S. security chief warns terrorists plotting new 9/11-style attack

Speaking in London, the intelligence boss said that the U.S. faced a severe threat from terrorists. "Terrorist groups, whether ISIS or others, want to organize a major outbreak like the one that was September 11". "There has been a shift and for ...

Hawaii Federal Judge Derrick Watson Torpedoes Travel Ban for the Third Time Hawaii Federal Judge Derrick Watson Torpedoes Travel Ban for the Third Time

That's a little softer than saying Trump's executive order "drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination" - a conclusion that another court did reach. By dismissing the writ of certiorari as "improvidently granted" in IRAP v. Trump...

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's pardon doesn't require vacating his conviction, judge rules Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's pardon doesn't require vacating his conviction, judge rules

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton found Arpaio was not entitled to have all her rulings in the case vacated after he was pardoned by President Donald Trump . She added, "With nothing left to vacate, dismissal with prejudice was all that remai...

Three Arrested After Shooting Following White Nationalist Speech Three Arrested After Shooting Following White Nationalist Speech

Local and state police pulled it over on I-75 and arrested the three men. All three men then jumped back into the vehicle and fled, but one of the protesters noted the license plate number and reported it immediately to the police. The man was in...

Cut funds for Turkey — Merkel to EU

The official conclusions of the summit did not mention the agreement to cut back on funds to Turkey, stating merely that the leaders "held a debate on relations" with the country. But Rutte also said there was no support for stopping accession fund...

DCA: No deal yet for new MH370 search DCA: No deal yet for new MH370 search

While Ocean Infinity has not announced their estimated cost of the search efforts, Malaysia, China and Australia spent a combined total of $150 million. MH370 had 239 passengers and crew members on board. "No new information has been discovered to ...

Modi celebrates Diwali with forces along LoC in J&K

PM Narendra Modi on Thursday, October 19, celebrated Diwali with personnel of Indian Army and Border Security Force in Kashmir's Gurez sector and reiterated the government's resolve to implement One Rank One Pension (OROP). "As we do (celebr...

Hot Stock to Watch: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF)

Investors often keep track of key stock price levels when doing equity research. The Bluemountain Capital Management Llc holds 618,914 shares with $4.28M value, up from 382,217 last quarter. Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE:CLF)'s latest quote $7.44 $0.83...

Obama-era uranium deal is 'real Russian Federation story'

Senate Republicans are stepping up their probe into a Russian bribery scheme that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had evidence of before the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton approved a uranium deal that greatly expanded Vladimir P...

Wave of Taliban attacks leaves 74 dead in Afghanistan Wave of Taliban attacks leaves 74 dead in Afghanistan

More than 100 people were injured in the attack on the station in Gardez, the capital of Paktia Province, according to local news reports. The provincial police chief, Toryalai Abdyani, was killed in the Paktia attack, Murad said. And in western Fa...

After Harvey Weinstein, Canadian producer hit by sexual misconduct allegations

The most recent man in power facing accusations of sexual harassment and assault - by nine women - is Gilbert Rozon , a judge on La France a un incroyable talent , AKA France's Got Talent . Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked about Rozon a...

Tom Marino withdraws as Trump nominee for drug czar after lobbying reports Tom Marino withdraws as Trump nominee for drug czar after lobbying reports

Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn co-sponsored the bill with Marino. Congress passed it with many legislators unaware of its real effect, and President Barack Obama signed it into law, also unaware of its import, according to former administration ...

Bush condemns bigotry, Russian interference Bush condemns bigotry, Russian interference

The former president defended the ideas of globalism, free trade, and free markets as well as foreign interventionism around the world in a speech at the George W. McCain, a United States war hero and frequent Trump critic, slammed what he calle...

Trump's fortune falls $600 million on Forbes list Trump's fortune falls $600 million on Forbes list

Forbes blames a variety of factors for the president's reversal of fortune. Gates' net worth totaled $89 billion, up $8 billion from 2016. Buffett came in at No. Bill Gates ($US88.8 billion) continued to top the Forbes 400 list, followed by one...

North Korea Warns Of 'Unimaginable Strike' On United States North Korea Warns Of 'Unimaginable Strike' On United States

It added that Americans should expect an "unimaginable strike at an unimaginable time". But while the drill is usually carried out twice a year, North Korea claims that it has heightened fears of military conflict. North Korea has blasted the joint...

The murder of a journalist in Malta: there are new details The murder of a journalist in Malta: there are new details

Ms Caruana Galizia, a harsh critic of Mr Muscat who reported extensively on corruption on Malta, was killed by a vehicle bomb on Monday. As reported by Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany's worldwide broadcaster, Caruana Galizia wrote about offshore shell...

Swaraj grants visa to ailing Pakistani nationals Swaraj grants visa to ailing Pakistani nationals

New Delhi earlier this year restricted grant of visas to Pakistanis wanting to undergo medical treatment in India, particularly after a military court in the neighbouring country sentenced to death Kulbhushan Jadhav, former Indian Navy officer.

GM owes CT, others $120M in ignition flap GM owes CT, others $120M in ignition flap

The settlement concludes the state investigations. GM is paying a total of $120 million to settle the claims. Since disclosing the defect, GM has paid a $900 million fine to end a criminal investigation by the U.S. The 49 states involved in the set...

46% of Americans think the media is fake 46% of Americans think the media is fake

Forty-four percent of independent voters think the media fabricates stories about Trump, while 31 percent said they do not. 47 percent say they have more confidence in Republicans in Congress to handle major issues, compared to 30 percent who say t...

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