Saturday August 24-th, 2019

Senate Democrats dodge vote on Green New Deal resolution Senate Democrats dodge vote on Green New Deal resolution

The Green New Deal proposes to replace oil and coal with renewable sources such as wind and solar power. It calls for virtual elimination by 2030 of greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming. "That's why I voted against the resolution t...

Pope Francis rebuffs worshippers trying to kiss his ring Pope Francis rebuffs worshippers trying to kiss his ring

The image of followers kissing the Pope's papal ring upon meeting the holy leader is not an especially unusual one. . The Washington Post reported , however, that westerners often forgo the practice and greet the pope in more traditional ways instea...

French Muslim group sues Facebook, YouTube over Christchurch attack video French Muslim group sues Facebook, YouTube over Christchurch attack video

The violent March 15 attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, was live-streamed on Facebook, with the video quickly surfacing on other sites including YouTube . In a blogpost , the firm detailed how it had removed the video within minut...

PM's comments on Afghanistan misinterpreted: FO PM's comments on Afghanistan misinterpreted: FO

In an interview to Financial Times, Khan said, "We can not take the stance any more where you have these armed groups in our country..." Khan has offered to hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue, the latest in a long se...

Syria requests urgent UN Security Council meeting on Golan Syria requests urgent UN Security Council meeting on Golan

He is certain that in the foreseeable future the European Union countries, which have already declared their refusal to recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli territory are "unlikely to change their mind". The foreign ministry said Trump's move r...

EU Law means cars must have device that STOPS speeding drivers EU Law means cars must have device that STOPS speeding drivers

Speeding is one of the biggest killers and causes of accidents across the UK. It has also been suggested that it could save up to 25,000 lives within the first 15 years they came into force. This process could take several more months due to Europe...

British man captured while trying to flee Australia on jet ski British man captured while trying to flee Australia on jet ski

A FUGITIVE wanted on an outstanding warrant for drug-related charges in Western Australia has been arrested attempting to flee Australia on a jet ski. "He stuck out like the proverbial", said O'Keeffe. Jo Crooks, of the ABF, said: "We have the abil...

India shoots down satellite in space; Modi hails major breakthrough India shoots down satellite in space; Modi hails major breakthrough

The military breakthrough makes India the fourth country after the United States, Russia and China to have carried out the feat. A missile fired from a testing facility in Odisha, eastern India, downed the live satellite in orbit at around 300k...

Algerian Army calls for removal of president Algerian Army calls for removal of president

Under that article, the constitutional council could determine that the president is too ill to fully exercise his functions, and ask parliament to declare him unfit. The protesters accuse Bouteflika and his entourage of corruption, hoarding the gas-...

US lawmakers await details of Mueller’s Russia report US lawmakers await details of Mueller’s Russia report

Attorney General William Barr was expected to give Congress and the public a summary of the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller who has conducted a 22-month-long Russian Federation investigation. Trump has remained silent on the conclusion...

Facebook removes hundreds of bogus accounts from Russia, Iran Facebook removes hundreds of bogus accounts from Russia, Iran

Facebook also removed 212 Facebook pages, groups and accounts for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior that originated in Macedonia and Kosovo. Operating in Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kashmir, and Kazakhstan, the admins and a...

Student Tied to Admissions Scheme Removed From Yale Student Tied to Admissions Scheme Removed From Yale

The official said she was attending the university as a freshman partly based on a statement from women's soccer coach Rudy Meredith, who said she was a recruit. Others who entered not guilty pleas included former Wake Forest University women's vol...

One Nation leader claims al-Jazeera sting is 'poisonous for our democracy' One Nation leader claims al-Jazeera sting is 'poisonous for our democracy'

Australia has some of the world's strictest firearm laws, implemented after a lone gunman killed 35 people at Port Arthur on the island state of Tasmania in 1996. The NRA has long tried to expand its US influence overseas through other means, howeve...

US cuts off funding for foreign groups in abortion industry US cuts off funding for foreign groups in abortion industry

I am proud to serve in an administration that protects the least among us". Pompeo also said he would "enforce federal law forbidding the use of US funding, including foreign assistance, to lobby for or against abortion", Reuters added. Susan B. An...

Southwest’s Boeing 737 MAX emergency lands in Florida after engine problem - FAA Southwest’s Boeing 737 MAX emergency lands in Florida after engine problem - FAA

Southwest has 34 737 MAX planes in its fleet, a spokesperson confirmed to PEOPLE, and had grounded them in accordance with the ban. Pilots involved in the simulator testing followed those steps and kept the plane under control using the current ...

American Airlines cancelling 90 flights daily due to B737 Max grounding American Airlines cancelling 90 flights daily due to B737 Max grounding

Nearly 350 lives were lost in the crashes, the first of which was a Lion Air 737 Max which was lost off. "Let me be clear: Ethiopian Airlines believes in Boeing ". "The grounding will remain in effect pending further investigation, including exami...

As new blackout hits, Venezuelans brace for more hardship As new blackout hits, Venezuelans brace for more hardship

The dictator's disputed reelection led to the nation's Congress declaring Maduro a usurper , and opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president shortly thereafter. military presence in Europe and its involvement in "color revolut...

MPs take control, but how will tomorrow's Brexit business work? MPs take control, but how will tomorrow's Brexit business work?

Almost three years after the 2016 European Union membership referendum, and four days before Britain was supposed to leave the bloc, it still remains unclear how, when or even if Brexit will take place, with parliament and the nation still bitterly...

Police make arrest in Markham kidnapping, but 22-year-old remains missing Police make arrest in Markham kidnapping, but 22-year-old remains missing

Lu", police wrote in a news release on Tuesday. On Monday, police said the van used in the incident was located in Toronto on Sunday night. A massive manhunt remained underway with police working around the clock to find Wanzhen Lu, 22, who was v...

Trump Admin Now Backs Judge's Ruling To Toss All Of Obamacare Trump Admin Now Backs Judge's Ruling To Toss All Of Obamacare

The Justice Department's refusal to defend any part of Obamacare is more important than its letter outlining the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. 'The individual plaintiffs do not have standing to chall...

Trump Blasts Media Again: 'They Truly are the Enemy of the People' Trump Blasts Media Again: 'They Truly are the Enemy of the People'

Trump vented his anger on Monday at the Mueller inquiry and vowed investigations into unnamed political enemies who did "very, very evil" and "treasonous things". As the release of Mueller's report loomed, Pelosi recently tried to scuttle that talk b...

Purdue Pharma settles opioid lawsuit for $270m Purdue Pharma settles opioid lawsuit for $270m

In an email Tuesday, Bob Josephson, Purdue Pharma executive director of communication said, "We are not commenting at this time". Hunter's 2017 lawsuit accused Purdue, Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd of deceptive marketing ...

The EU has approved a controversial overhaul of copyright laws The EU has approved a controversial overhaul of copyright laws

The upload filters , which have also been dubbed censorship machines by its opponents, aren't specifically mentioned in the reform, but commercial sites and apps which allow users to post are obligated to make their "best efforts" to preemptively bu...

North Korean officials return to DMZ joint liaison office, days after withdrawing North Korean officials return to DMZ joint liaison office, days after withdrawing

Washington and Pyongyang have struggled with the sequencing of North Korea's nuclear disarmament and the removal of USA -led sanctions against the North, and blamed each other for the collapse of the summit. Key North Korean ally China said it had re...

US Missile Defense Agency successfully tests missile interceptors US Missile Defense Agency successfully tests missile interceptors

The MDA last tested the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense System's (GMD) Ground-Based Interceptors (GBI) in a full-up test against an ICBM target in May 2017. ICBMs are defined as having a range of more than roughly 3,400 miles. While the first interc...

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