Saturday August 24-th, 2019

'Sophisticated state actor' hacked Australia's major political parties: Morrison 'Sophisticated state actor' hacked Australia's major political parties: Morrison

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed Australia's political parties suffered cyber attacks alongside the Parliament House computer network several weeks ago. He added that the Australian Cyber Security Centre stood ready to help...

Afghan Taliban postpone Pakistan visit because of travel restrictions Afghan Taliban postpone Pakistan visit because of travel restrictions

In a letter to the Security Council, the Afghan UN mission wrote that the Taliban-Pakistan meeting "constitutes a violation of the national sovereignty of Afghanistan ". As an important player in the region and an Afghan neighbor, Pakistan is seen...

Poland threatens to pull out of Israel Summit over WWII comments Poland threatens to pull out of Israel Summit over WWII comments

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has cancelled a visit to Israel for a high-level summit, a government spokesperson told AFP on Sunday, after uproar in Poland over reported comments by Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu about the Poles and...

Facebook broke the law and behaved like a digital gangster, MPs say Facebook broke the law and behaved like a digital gangster, MPs say

The report comes as a result of an inquiry conducted a year ago by Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee into fake news and the spread of disinformation. The U.K. committee questioned a string of high-profile experts and exe...

John McDonnell: Labour could back ‘confirmation referendum’ on Brexit John McDonnell: Labour could back ‘confirmation referendum’ on Brexit

They accuse him of mounting a weak opposition to the Conservative government's plans for leaving the European Union, and of failing to stamp out a vein of anti-Jewish prejudice in the party. It will make it even more hard than at present for May to g...

Saudi crown prince agrees to invest $20B in Pakistan Saudi crown prince agrees to invest $20B in Pakistan

Pakistani motorcyclists pass by a billboard welcoming Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman displayed on the occasion of the visit by Saudi Arabia's crown prince to Pakistan, in Islamabad, Pakistan , Sunday, Feb. The crown prince, in res...

North Korea faces 'historic turning point', says state media ahead of summit North Korea faces 'historic turning point', says state media ahead of summit

The leader of the hermit nation, which has increasingly been making efforts to recover ties with the global community, will have meetings with US President Donald Trump from February 27 to 28 in Hanoi . Some locals have expressed hope that North K...

Work-release inmates to the rescue after baby accidentally locked inside SUV Work-release inmates to the rescue after baby accidentally locked inside SUV

Thankfully, it happened at the West Pasco Judicial Center, so the response was swift. With permission from the deputies supervising them, the five inmates jumped into action, using a wire coat hanger to jimmy the auto door open in a matter of minut...

Joe Scarborough: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shows 'basic ignorance of Economics 101' Joe Scarborough: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shows 'basic ignorance of Economics 101'

He attended her swearing-in and can be seen on the right side of the photo below. They lived together in the Bronx before moving to Washington D.C. He wrote: 'He's not paid. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, remained outspoken on the deal since its a...

Russian flag flown on Salisbury Cathedral 'disrespectful'

The first anniversary of the nerve agent attack on Skripal, 67, and his daughter Yulia, 33, who were discovered collapsed on a park bench in the city centre, will fall on 4 March . The large flag was hung from the very top of the scaffolding on the ...

Putin: Syria must take over lands US leaves Putin: Syria must take over lands US leaves

Putin said Thursday's talks were "constructive and business-like" and that "close coordination" was crucial to ensuring long-term stability in Syria. New Russian-Turkish agreements on Idlib , Syria do not suggest a military operation in the war-ra...

Mudslide sweeps house off hill as storm pounds California Mudslide sweeps house off hill as storm pounds California

To the north, OR and Washington were also pounded with rain and snow, and a section of Interstate 90 in Washington was closed in both directions due to avalanche dangers. There were wind advisories and high wind warnings with strong and heavy rain ex...

Zarif: Iran won't forsake own security for Le Drian's sake Zarif: Iran won't forsake own security for Le Drian's sake

During his speech Pence spoke about the Iran deal and at one point urged European partners to follow the footsteps of America in exiting the Iran nuclear deal also. She noted China's interest in acquiring strategic assets in Europe and "the toxic c...

Flybmi, British airline, collapses, strands hundreds Flybmi, British airline, collapses, strands hundreds

Travellers that have booked their flights via a partner airline (those include Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Loganair and more) or a travel agency should contact the respective company immediately to rearrange journeys. All flights are cancelled. "It...

Trump says Japan's Prime Minister nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize Trump says Japan's Prime Minister nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize

Donald Trump said on Friday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe had sent him a copy of a five-page letter delivered to the Nobel Peace Prize committee, nominating the US president for his efforts to defuse tensions with North Korea .

Thousands of children stage school walk out to protest climate change Thousands of children stage school walk out to protest climate change

After reading about Thunberg in a children's science magazine, "I was totally enthralled with her". Her classmate, 9-year-old Iris Adderley, said she was anxious about the quickening pace of extinctions in nature, and the risks of sea level rise,...

Security of 5 separatist leaders withdrawn by J&K administration Security of 5 separatist leaders withdrawn by J&K administration

A Hurriyat spokesperson said the leaders would not be impacted by the withdrawal as they had not asked for the security cover in the first place and it was the government that had insisted on the protection. Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party ...

Saudi crown prince stepping up bid for Manchester United Saudi crown prince stepping up bid for Manchester United

Earlier, Finance Minister Asad Umar held a meeting with Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih and his team. A high-powered delegation comprising key ministers and some prominent businessmen, besides members of the royal family, is also c...

Spanish prime minister calls third election in less than four years Spanish prime minister calls third election in less than four years

The ballot will take place on April 28. Mr. Sanchez, who was already under pressure from within his own party to cut his term short, saw Catalan separatists join opposition lawmakers to vote down his 2019 spending plans. While the Socialists now ...

British Prime Minister will discuss the issue of borders with Ireland British Prime Minister will discuss the issue of borders with Ireland

Theresa May might not seek to reopen the Brexit withdrawal agreement as she tries to secure changes to the controversial Irish border backstop , a cabinet minister has suggested in comments which risk infuriating Tory eurosceptics. Defence Mini...

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick defrocked by Pope Francis Cardinal Theodore McCarrick defrocked by Pope Francis

The Vatican's announcement that McCarrick has been defrocked comes days before a high-profile summit to discuss the Catholic Church's sexual abuse crisis at the Vatican from February 21 to 24. Subsequent interviews by The New York Times revea...

Japan PM nominated Trump for Nobel after US request Japan PM nominated Trump for Nobel after US request

He said, 'Oh, what did I get it for?' With me, I probably will never get it". Lamenting the fact that former US president Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, Trump complained his predecessor "didn't even know what he got it for"....

'SNL' Cold Open Finds Trump Defending His 'Fake National Emergency'

The president claimed that the show represented him unfairly and that most Americans approved of his leadership and his decisions. "A REAL scandal is the one sided coverage, hour by hour, of networks like NBC & Democrat spin machines like Saturd...

Heather Nauert Withdraws: ‘Past Two Months…Grueling for My Family’ Heather Nauert Withdraws: ‘Past Two Months…Grueling for My Family’

The abrupt statement, issued in the evening of a holiday weekend, came after weeks of often mocking criticism of the nomination of Nauert, who had no foreign policy experience until two years ago when she was named State Department spokeswoman.

MSU grad identifed as victim in Aurora shooting MSU grad identifed as victim in Aurora shooting

More than 1,500 people braved snow and freezing drizzle to attend. One of the victims in Friday's mass shooting at the Henry Pratt warehouse in Aurora had been working at the plant for two decades, while another was on the job as an intern on...

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