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Sudan’s top general sworn in as leader of new ruling body Sudan’s top general sworn in as leader of new ruling body
- August 22, 2019

Mohammed Hamadan Dagalo, who served as deputy head of the military council, was appointed to the council along with Lt. Gen. Shams el-Din Kabashi, Lt. Premier-designate Hamdok was flying in from Addis Ababa, where he served as a senior economist with the United Nations. Hamdok's appointment as prime minister signals the new Sudanese leadership's intention to address a chronic financial crisis that triggered the mass anti-government rallies that led to al-Bashir's toppling in April. (more...)
Trump Cancels Denmark Visit since PM Won't Discuss Sale of Greenland Trump Cancels Denmark Visit since PM Won't Discuss Sale of Greenland
- August 22, 2019

Just look at his actions. In a Tuesday night tweet , the president said Denmark is "a very special country with incredible people", but added that "based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland , I will be postponing our meeting". (more...)
Ilhan Omar blasts Israel, suggests United States reconsider giving financial aid Ilhan Omar blasts Israel, suggests United States reconsider giving financial aid
- August 21, 2019

She also suggested that the Middle Eastern nation was behaving in a way antithetical to democracy. "These were USA lawmakers who were non-Israelis who agitate against Israel and who said they weren't even going to Israel!" Referring to the $3 billion in aid the United States gives to Israel each year, Omar said, "this is predicated on their being an important ally in the region and the only democracy in the Middle East". (more...)
'I Don't Buy' Tears of Rep. Tlaib 'I Don't Buy' Tears of Rep. Tlaib
- August 21, 2019

Tlaib's tears". Trump stated that cutting off aid to Israel "because of two people that hate Israel and hate Jewish people" wasn't an option. She said it is "common sense" if there is to be a fight against incidents such as those in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, or racially motivated violence, white nationalism, anti-Semitism, "we call it what it is, charge them for what it is, which is terrorism". (more...)
Funeral for lost ice: Iceland bids farewell to glacier Funeral for lost ice: Iceland bids farewell to glacier
- August 21, 2019

A bronze plaque was inscribed in memory of the glacier , which reads "Letter to the Future". Saying that climate models and data can be hard to understand, she said, "Perhaps a monument to a lost glacier is a better way to fully grasp what we now face". (more...)
Trump touts economy but payroll tax discussion reveals recession fears Trump touts economy but payroll tax discussion reveals recession fears
- August 21, 2019

So far, consumer spending has remained one of the US economy's bright spots, and White House officials are aware that Trump's reelection chances could hinge on the economy staying strong into next year. "Consumers are working at higher wages". "If that happened, our Economy would be even better, and the World Economy would be greatly and quickly enhanced-good for everyone!" "Our Economy is very strong, despite the horrendous lack of vision by Jay Powell and the Fed, but the Democrats are ... (more...)
No, Planned Parenthood Won't Bargain with the Trump Administration No, Planned Parenthood Won't Bargain with the Trump Administration
- August 21, 2019

Title X now has a budget of $286.5 million and helped more than 4 million low-income people in 2017, according to a Congressional Research Service report . Planned Parenthood could have chosen to make the investment to restructure to be compliant with federal law, or have chosen to abandon abortion altogether and focus instead on women's health. (more...)
Democrat Elizabeth Warren Woos Native American Voters Democrat Elizabeth Warren Woos Native American Voters
- August 21, 2019

Commission on Civil Rights titled " Broken Promises ". "I was saying 'I'm not her!' but I could have been saying 'Medicare for all!'" The results of the DNA test show that if she did indeed have a Native American relative, Warren would be anywhere from 1/64th to 1/1,024th Native American. (more...)
Turkey says air strike hit Syria convoy killing three Turkey says air strike hit Syria convoy killing three
- August 20, 2019

Turkey's defence ministry "strongly" condemned an air strike on its military convoy heading through Syria's Idlib province on Monday, which it said was a violation of agreements with Russian Federation . Fighters arrived to reinforce the frontline, he said, including some from the National Army, a Turkey-backed rebel force based further north near the border. (more...)
Trump Calls Greenland 'Interesting' as Denmark Rules Out a Sale Trump Calls Greenland 'Interesting' as Denmark Rules Out a Sale
- August 20, 2019

Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen on Sunday dismissed the notion Denmark could consider selling Greenland. Trump said he may be visiting Greenland in the near future, but claimed the issue was not a top priority for the administration. (more...)
After Exiting Arms Control Treaty, U.S. Tests New Ground-Based Cruise Missile After Exiting Arms Control Treaty, U.S. Tests New Ground-Based Cruise Missile
- August 20, 2019

The Pentagon said on Monday that it had tested a conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile with a range of more than 500 km (310 miles), the first such test since the United States pulled out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). (more...)
NYPD fires Daniel Pantaleo over Eric Garner chokehold death NYPD fires Daniel Pantaleo over Eric Garner chokehold death
- August 20, 2019

The final decision of Pantaleo's employment rests with New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill, who is expected to issue his decision as soon as Monday. May 14, 2019: The NYPD official in charge of training recruits says the restraint technique Pantaleo used on Garner "meets the definition" of a chokehold. (more...)
Saudi-led coalition fires flares over Yemeni port of Aden: residents Saudi-led coalition fires flares over Yemeni port of Aden: residents
- August 20, 2019

The separatist fighters last week ousted unionist troops loyal to Hadi from what was the capital of the formerly independent south in clashes that left about 40 people dead. Saudi Aramco on its website refers to the field as "the most remote treasure on Earth", home to reserves of 14.3 billion barrels of oil and 25 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. (more...)
Gibraltar rejects US request to seize Iranian oil tanker Gibraltar rejects US request to seize Iranian oil tanker
- August 19, 2019

He said that Army is ready to dispatch a naval fleet to escort the released oil tanker back to Iranian waters whenever Iranian officials require. Its previous name, "Grace 1", had been painted over. Gibraltar's government said on Sunday it could not comply with the USA request because of European law. It said: "The EU sanctions regime against Iran - which is applicable in Gibraltar - is much narrower than that applicable in the U.S.". (more...)
U.S. airports facing slowdowns due to computer glitch at customs U.S. airports facing slowdowns due to computer glitch at customs
- August 19, 2019

About 24,000 worldwide travelers pass through DFW Airport each day. Travellers have been delayed at several United States airports due to an computer issue affecting the country's customs agency. CBP added that they were processing passengers manually. Officials said all travelers were being screened against national security-related databases and there was no sign the outage was malicious. (more...)
10 arrested after English policeman killed on duty 10 arrested after English policeman killed on duty
- August 18, 2019

Thames Valley police would not comment on whether any of the suspects reside at the caravan site but said: "This police presence forms part of the investigation following the death of PC Andrew Harper". The Prime Minister called the incident a "powerful reminder" of the risks police officers take. He said the force's flags are flying at half mast as a sign of respect "in honour and memory of Andrew". (more...)
Zimbabwe court upholds police ban on protest Zimbabwe court upholds police ban on protest
- August 18, 2019

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC ) took the decision after a judge upheld the ban on Friday morning. The regime has also deployed a huge police contingent at both the Africa Unity Square and the MDC headquarters. The World Food Program said this month that nearly a third of the country's 16 million people are in need of humanitarian aid. Heavily armed police have cordoned off all the major roads leading into the city centre. (more...)
UN Security Council to discuss Kashmir UN Security Council to discuss Kashmir
- August 17, 2019

However, India has made it clear that it is an internal matter of the country and does not violate the Line of Control or any border. "Intermittent exchange of fire continues", Ghafoor tweeted on Thursday. The premier's message came as the curfew and communications blackout imposed by New Delhi in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) entered its 12th day. On Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov highlighted in his phone conversation with Pakistani counterpart Mehmood Qureshi the ... (more...)
Ghislaine Maxwell seen in public for first time since Epstein death Ghislaine Maxwell seen in public for first time since Epstein death
- August 17, 2019

Epstein had previously been on suicide watch , but was later put back in a regular cell. The financier had been on suicide watch at the MCC but was taken off prior to his death , according to a source who was not authorized to speak on the matter. (more...)
Charge 'em out: Trump administration looks to make immigrant life harder Charge 'em out: Trump administration looks to make immigrant life harder
- August 17, 2019

On Tuesday, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli suggested in an NPR interview that the poem should be changed to "give me your exhausted and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge ". (more...)
July 2019 was Earth's hottest month ever recorded July 2019 was Earth's hottest month ever recorded
- August 17, 2019

Previously, July 2016 held the record for the hottest month ever. In the USA we didn't have extremely notable heat in July. According to NOAA, average Arctic sea ice set a record low for July, running 19.8% below average - surpassing the previous historic low of July 2012. (more...)
Israel Grants Rashida Tlaib Permission to Visit West Bank Israel Grants Rashida Tlaib Permission to Visit West Bank
- August 17, 2019

The boycott movement aims to end worldwide support for Israel because of its policies toward Palestinians, as well as its continued construction of West Bank settlements, considered a violation of global law. Deri said he made the decision with the support of Netanyahu and other Israeli officials. She was responding to a tweet in which Ocasio-Cortez implied that Israel was sexist or Islamophobic when it banned Reps. (more...)
Authorities 'should retain open mind' about cause of Nora Quoirin death Authorities 'should retain open mind' about cause of Nora Quoirin death
- August 16, 2019

She is believed to have died two to three days after disappearing, he said. She had sustained no injuries to her body aside from a few scratches and a bruise to her leg, which were not contributing factors in her death, he said. Meanwhile, checks at the forensics medicine department at Hospital Tuanku Ja'afar in Seremban this morning found that Nora Anne's body has yet to be claimed by the family. (more...)
Gibraltar Denies It is Due to Release Seized Iranian Tanker Gibraltar Denies It is Due to Release Seized Iranian Tanker
- August 16, 2019

Gibraltar - a British overseas territory - seized the Grace 1 supertanker on July 4 with the help of British Royal Marines on suspicion it was shipping oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions. Gibraltar authorities said the tanker was carrying Iranian oil to Syria. Tanker Trackers, a company that monitors ship movements, said Grace-1 was sending signals on Monday that indicate it will leave Gibraltar toward a destination in Morocco, although the vessel is still in Gibraltar. (more...)
Australian coal use an 'existential threat' to islands: Fiji PM Australian coal use an 'existential threat' to islands: Fiji PM
- August 16, 2019

Australia will donate A$500 million ($339 million) to Pacific Islands for renewable energy projects and to help its neighbours prepare for the impact of climate change, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday. "It is not for us to be prescriptive about how you run your affairs". "New Zealand must create a Zero Carbon Act that has a 2040 target for net zero emissions, covering all greenhouse gases; phase-in the full pricing of agricultural emissions much faster; and accelerate ... (more...)
Israeli police clash with Palestinians at Eid al-Adha gathering in Jerusalem Israeli police clash with Palestinians at Eid al-Adha gathering in Jerusalem
- August 16, 2019

Thousands of Muslims had flocked to the site early Sunday for holiday prayers. The holy site is controlled by the Jordanian Waqf, which issued a formal complaint to Israel. The clashes come at a time of heightened tensions between Israel and Palestine, just days after an Israeli soldier was killed south of Jerusalem . (more...)
Norwegian Air ends all flights to Ireland on Sept 15 Norwegian Air ends all flights to Ireland on Sept 15
- August 16, 2019

Affected customers are being offered alternative travel arrangements and full refunds if they no longer wish to travel. According to a report by CNBC, airlines around the world are pulling decades-old aircraft out of retirement to replace the grounded Boeing 737 Max fleet. (more...)
Jeffrey Epstein's Private Caribbean Island Swarmed By FBI Agents Jeffrey Epstein's Private Caribbean Island Swarmed By FBI Agents
- August 14, 2019

William Barr, the United States attorney general, said on Monday that "any co-conspirators should not rest easy". US Attorney Geoffrey Berman vowed to continue the probe into the allegations against Epstein posthumously, giving his victims hope that they can still get justice. (more...)
Trump says China is sending troops to Hong Kong border Trump says China is sending troops to Hong Kong border
- August 14, 2019

Hong Kong airport authorities on Tuesday suspended all check-ins, but reversed a previous statement saying that all departing flights had been cancelled as pro-democracy protesters blocked the facility. She added that Hong Kong is part of China and urged the United States to stop interfering in China's worldwide affairs "at once". "Protesters have been frequently using extremely unsafe tools to attack the police in recent days, constituting serious crimes with sprouts of terrorism ... (more...)
Heat advisory: Temperatures are near a danger zone. What should you know? Heat advisory: Temperatures are near a danger zone. What should you know?
- August 14, 2019

With temperatures around 100 degrees (37 Celsius) at midday and "feels like" temperatures soaring even higher, parts of 13 states were under heat advisories , from Texas, Louisiana and Florida in the South to Missouri and IL in the Midwest, the National Weather Service reported . (more...)
5 children dead in house fire; 1 adult in critical condition 5 children dead in house fire; 1 adult in critical condition
- August 14, 2019

The sibling's parents worked in night shift and therefore they stayed in the daycare centre. Five small children were killed and an adult was left in critical condition on Sunday following a house fire in northwestern Pennsylvania . "And she drove herself to the hospital, and on the way to the hospital, she crashed her vehicle". The day care center was certified by local authorities until March 2020, The Erie Times-News reported. (more...)
New Poll Shows Most Brits Support Johnson on Brexit New Poll Shows Most Brits Support Johnson on Brexit
- August 14, 2019

It was in contrast to an unexpected rise in confidence in Britain last month as Johnson took over, even as subsequent data showed the British economy shrank unexpectedly for the first time since 2012 in the second quarter. As Britain prepares to leave the European Union on October 31, its biggest geopolitical shift since World War Two, many diplomats expect London to become increasingly reliant on the United States. (more...)
Muslims observe Eid al-Adha Muslims observe Eid al-Adha
- August 13, 2019

Eid al Adha is a festival commemorating Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son to obey Allah or God's command. After Edi-al-Fitr, which arrives in the holy month of Ramzan, this is the second most important Islamic holiday. In the capital Addis Ababa, hundreds of thousands of Muslims turned out for the Eid prayer in and around the city's old stadium which is located in the capital downtown. (more...)
North Korea says Kim oversaw rocket launch despite apology to Trump North Korea says Kim oversaw rocket launch despite apology to Trump
- August 13, 2019

The two ballistic missiles flew around 400 km at an apogee of 48 km, a statement added, continuing that the "maximum speed was 6.1 Mach or more", a similar distance to the those fired on Tuesday. That's according to a statement released on Sunday morning, by a senior North Korean foreign ministry official in charge of USA affairs. [Trump] says he's looking "forward to seeing Kim Jong Un in the not too distant future!" Trump, who has repeatedly praised Kim since their recent face-to-face ... (more...)
Shamans, European police join search for Irish girl missing in Malaysia Shamans, European police join search for Irish girl missing in Malaysia
- August 13, 2019

The teenager's family announced that the reward of 50,000 Malaysian ringgit had been donated by an anonymous Belfast-based business. He said police from Ireland, France and the United Kingdom arrived a few days ago to assist in the investigation but declined to give further details. (more...)
New Trump rule would target legal immigrants who get public assistance New Trump rule would target legal immigrants who get public assistance
- August 13, 2019

In addition, those already here and using public services will not be able to obtain green cards or United States citizenship. Advocacy organizations and legal expertshave warnedthat the Trump administration's rule - which theNew York Timesdescribedas a "top priority" of Miller - could force low-income immigrants to choose between vital public assistance programs and the security of permanent residency. (more...)
Libya conflict: Fighters agree a truce during Eid al-Adha Libya conflict: Fighters agree a truce during Eid al-Adha
- August 12, 2019

He also said the secretary-general urged "all parties to respect the humanitarian truce during Eid al Adha and return to the negotiating table to pursue the peaceful future the people of Libya deserve". In 2017, loyalists of eastern Libyan military leader Khalifa Haftar took over the city. The Tripoli-based government on Friday responded positively to the proposal, while LNA spokesman Ahmed al Mosmari told a news conference in the eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday that they would abide by ... (more...)
Moscow acknowledges mysterious rocket explosion involved nuclear workers Moscow acknowledges mysterious rocket explosion involved nuclear workers
- August 12, 2019

Russian Federation said Saturday an explosion at an Arctic missile testing site killed five nuclear agency staff and involved radioactive isotopes after a nearby city reported a spike in radiation levels. Neither of the employees who answered the phones would give their names. USA -based nuclear experts said on Friday they suspected the blast and radiation release occurred during the testing of a nuclear-powered cruise missile. (more...)
El Paso Walmart Gunner Says He Was Targeting El Paso Walmart Gunner Says He Was Targeting "Mexicans" During Open Fire
- August 12, 2019

More than 100 people marched through El Paso, Texas on Saturday denouncing racism and calling for stronger gun laws. The suspected gunman, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius , of Allen, Texas, has been booked on capital murder charges. A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania as people were trying to siphon fuel yesterday, killing at least 62 in one of the worst incidents of its kind in the East African country. (more...)
Dramatic Rescues as Typhoon Lekima Hits China Dramatic Rescues as Typhoon Lekima Hits China
- August 12, 2019

At least 18 people were killed Saturday after Typhoon Lekima struck China's coast south of Shanghai , knocking down houses and trees, state TV reported . The typhoon damaged more than 189,000 hectares of crops and 36,000 houses, and the direct economic losses reached 16.6 billion yuan (about 2.3 billion US dollars), the office said. (more...)