Saturday August 24-th, 2019

Online encyclopedia Wikipedia blocked in China Online encyclopedia Wikipedia blocked in China

There may be a copy of Wikipedia somewhere on the moon. "OONI data shows that China Telecom has been blocking zh.wikipedia.org since at least the 10th November 2016", said the report . 'When one country, region, or culture can not join the global ...

Joe Biden chooses Philadelphia as 2020 presidential campaign headquarters Joe Biden chooses Philadelphia as 2020 presidential campaign headquarters

Biden's campaign announced the long-expected decision in a statement Thursday, two days before a major rally planned for Saturday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He also argued President Donald Trump can not win the general election with his ...

German parliament declares Israel boycott campaign antisemitic German parliament declares Israel boycott campaign antisemitic

The lower house in Berlin voted down two rival motions. Germany has dealt a major blow to a movement which calls for a global Israeli economic boycott , as its parliament voted to condemn the effort as anti-Semitic. Two other BDS-related motions...

Theresa May promises June timetable for her departure Theresa May promises June timetable for her departure

Committee chairman Graham Brady said after the "frank" meeting that May wanted to defer naming her departure date until Parliament votes on her Brexit bill in the week of June 3. The Brexit Party , which only registered with the Electoral Commis...

U.S. formally blacklists Huawei and 68 affiliates, East Asia News & Top Stories U.S. formally blacklists Huawei and 68 affiliates, East Asia News & Top Stories

On Friday (May 17) in the United States , a ban on US firms dealing with Chinese telecom and smart phone manufacturing giant, Huawei , along with 70 related business entities, will go into effect. The order does not name any company, but is believe...

US sanctions 'unacceptable' as crisis mounts: Iran US sanctions 'unacceptable' as crisis mounts: Iran

Fourth and probably most influential have been the Trump administration's hints about supposed new threat information, accompanied by deployments of military resources and other USA saber-rattling. Republican Senator Marco Rubio defended the White Ho...

In a first for Asia, Taiwan's parliament approves same-sex marriage In a first for Asia, Taiwan's parliament approves same-sex marriage

People may not marry their direct or collateral relatives within four degrees of consanguinity, unless they are collateral relatives through marriage who are not within three degrees of kinship, it says. "I believe the disputes over same-sex marriage...

New Trump immigration plan would overhaul green card system New Trump immigration plan would overhaul green card system

The system is created to "shift" the demographics of immigrants getting citizienship, temporary or otherwise, from mostly unskilled laborers to more highly educated, highly skilled workers whose talents American industries are lacking. All existing v...

Bob Hawke: Long-serving Australian prime minister dies at 89 Bob Hawke: Long-serving Australian prime minister dies at 89

His landslide election victory in 1983 gave him a mandate to push through contentious changes, with an agenda of privatisation and deregulation at odds with his party's traditions. He first won a seat in parliament in 1980 and became Labor leader in ...

F-16 fighter crashes into California warehouse, pilot ejects F-16 fighter crashes into California warehouse, pilot ejects

It was conducting a training mission for the North American Aerospace Defense Command at the time of the crash, officials said. "The pilot ejected on base so he was not in the aircraft". Images show a huge hole has been punched through the roof of ...

Boeing completes software update and tests for 737 Max aircraft Boeing completes software update and tests for 737 Max aircraft

Southwest rose less than 1% to $52.01 at the close in NY. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) who heads the full Transportation Committee, said he and Larsen have been frustrated after seeking information from Boeing . FlightGlobal reported that Elwell c...

Trump criticizes prosecutors at event for fallen officers | AP entertainment Trump criticizes prosecutors at event for fallen officers | AP entertainment

Income at the Trump International Hotel in Washington rose slightly, from $40.4 million in 2017 to $40.8 million previous year. The President reported holding as much as $50 million in a Capital One checking and savings account, generating as m...

Diamond DA42 crashes near Dubai airport Diamond DA42 crashes near Dubai airport

The two year-old Diamond DA42 Twin Star airplane, registered in the United Kingdom as G-MDME, was carrying out calibration flights for terrestrial navigation systems at Dubai Airport. "The relevant teams are on the scene". U.S. engineering and ae...

Facebook bans Israeli firm over alleged election disruption and 'manipulation' of users Facebook bans Israeli firm over alleged election disruption and 'manipulation' of users

Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy, told reporters Thursday the tech giant had purged 65 accounts, 161 pages and dozens of groups. Although Facebook said the individuals behind the network attempted to hide their identities, ...

Flynn described efforts to interfere with co-operation Flynn described efforts to interfere with co-operation

Flynn even provided a voicemail recording of one such communication, the court papers say . Special counsel Robert Mueller departs after having dinner at Martin's Tavern in Georgetown, May 6, 2019, in Washington . Democrats have asked Barr to ...

Trump Administration will start shipping migrants from US/Mexico border to Florida Trump Administration will start shipping migrants from US/Mexico border to Florida

Trump and DeSantis have a close relationship. Along the entire U.S. -Mexico border, 10,910 Cubans came through official crossings between October and April, versus 7,079 in the previous 12 months. "This is irresponsible policy", said Mayor Bogen ,...

Huawei row: China formally arrests Canada detainees

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang told a daily news briefing in Beijing on Thursday morning that Kovrig - who works for the International Crisis Group (ICG), a non-governmental organization which focuses on conflict resolution - is suspec...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Run for President New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Run for President

Vice President Joe Biden and liberal icons like U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of MA. In the video , de Blasio directly confronts Trump's presidency quipping, "I'm a New Yorker, I've known Trump's a bully for a long t...

Pregnant US teen killed, baby taken from womb Pregnant US teen killed, baby taken from womb

Her mother's boyfriend, Piotr Bobak , 40, faces a charge of concealment of a homicide. "Words can not express how disgusting and thoroughly disturbing these allegations are", said police Superintendent Eddie Johnson . Ochoa's". Ochoa-Lopez's body...

Man in country illegally charged with 11 murders in Texas Man in country illegally charged with 11 murders in Texas

Police reportedly anticipate five additional capital murder charges on top of the other seven, KXAS-TV reports . He was a health care worker, whom his friends and neighbours described as quiet and humble at his rural home in Kabunyony, Eldama Ra...

United States targets Huawei; China warns move may hurt trade talks United States targets Huawei; China warns move may hurt trade talks

Details of her unwillingness to follow suit came after Mr Trump effectively blocked Huawei products from the US. Ultimately, however, even if the United States and China do resolve their trade war , the battle for economic and tech supremac...

Kitten encased in spray foam insulation rescued by garbage collector Kitten encased in spray foam insulation rescued by garbage collector

Its head and paws were covered in hard, white foam but it managed to meow, van Kleef said. The driver said he knew the kitten was still alive because he could hear it whining. They said it is unclear who is responsible because the garbage can was a...

Fourth Migrant Child Dies in US Custody Fourth Migrant Child Dies in US Custody

Juan de León Gutiérrez , 16, died April 30 in a Texas children's hospital days after arriving at an Office of Refugee Resettlement shelter. U.S. Customs and Border Protection didn't respond to a request for comment Wednesday. "He got worse over a m...

Oil Prices Edge Higher After Saudi Attacks Oil Prices Edge Higher After Saudi Attacks

Absent a dialogue between Iran and the United States and Iran and the UAE-Saudi Arabia , however, the atmosphere is likely to remain one of confusion and anxiety, in which rhetoric about ramping up conflict could spur further attacks and uncertain...

William Barr doubles down on campaign spying claims, slams Democrats William Barr doubles down on campaign spying claims, slams Democrats

Trump also appreciated Barr's combative stance with lawmakers and reporters as he has defended the Justice Department's handling of the report, and again when he declined to appear before Congress and defied a subpoena, drawing a possible contempt ch...

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