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Finland says Russian source disrupted its GPS signal during NATO war games Finland says Russian source disrupted its GPS signal during NATO war games
- November 16, 2018

As said in the defense Ministry, the Norwegian foreign Ministry has already raised this issue in dialogue with the Russian authorities. The Ministry of defence of Norway has accused Russian Federation of interfering in the work of the GPS navigation system during a recent exercise Trident Juncture 2018. (more...)
Michelle Obama reads un-first-ladylike statements on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Michelle Obama reads un-first-ladylike statements on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
- November 16, 2018

This was seen in a segment of "The Ellen DeGeneres" aired Thursday. Michelle Obama made her first late night TV appearance since leaving the White House, stopping by " Jimmy Kimmel Live .' She joked about how George Clooney is her 'freebie" if she ever gets to step out on Barack. (more...)
Elite US Troops Charged With Felonies For Killing of Green Beret Elite US Troops Charged With Felonies For Killing of Green Beret
- November 16, 2018

Embassy. Four US soldiers have been charged with felony murder in the case of US Army Green Beret Staff Sergeant Logan Melgar, who was found dead by strangulation in June 2017. The four are scheduled to appear in court for an Article 32 preliminary hearing on December 10. Last November, the Times and the Daily Beast reported Melgar might have learned the SEALs were involved in a money-skimming scheme. (more...)
Bangladesh Halts Plan to Return Refugees to Myanmar
- November 16, 2018

Myanmar officials, speaking late Thursday in the captal, Naypyitaw, said they were ready to receive the refugees. It is one of the largest refugee settlements in Bangladesh. UN-mandated investigators have accused the army of "genocidal intent" and ethnic cleansing. The Rohingya, who are Muslim, have not been given citizenship in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, so they are effectively stateless. (more...)
Barnier hails Brexit deal that avoids a hard Northern Irish border Barnier hails Brexit deal that avoids a hard Northern Irish border
- November 16, 2018

Here's what you need to know. And he asked her: 'Please Prime Minister, tell me why do you think you should stay on as PM when you have failed - despite your no doubt honourable intentions - to (deliver on) the referendum result?'. "When you strip away the detail the choice before us is clear". Again, Mrs May did not answer the question directly, instead insisting that she and her government have "hold out ground" in negotiations with the EU. (more...)
U.S. Eyes Ways To Remove Erdogan Foe To Appease Turkey
- November 16, 2018

Gulen has lived in a compound in a rural area of the USA state of Pennsylvania since 1999. The United States is studying Turkey's demands for the extradition of preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed 2016 coup attempt, the State Department said Thursday. (more...)
Two Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide Two Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide
- November 16, 2018

The Khmer Rouge's former head of state Khieu Samphan, 87, and "Brother Number 2" Nuon Chea, 92, are the two most senior living members of the ultra-Maoist group that seized control of Cambodia from 1975-1979. His life was spared only because he was a skilled mechanic who could maintain engines and generators for his captors. The Phnom Penh Post tweeted early Friday local time that the Khmer Rouge Tribunal found that the party carried out genocide against Vietnamese and Muslim Cham people ... (more...)
Julian Assange charged in US Julian Assange charged in US
- November 16, 2018

Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Virginia. WikiLeaks is under investigation by Robert Mueller, the special counsel, for publishing thousands of emails stolen from the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. (more...)
Trump picks handbag designer as envoy to South Africa Trump picks handbag designer as envoy to South Africa
- November 16, 2018

According to CNN and other USA news sites, Marks is a member of Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, which hosted the wedding of her daughter Tiffany in 2010 . Lana Marks has been described as "a relentless self-promoter", by the Palm Beach Daily . She has been accused of underpaying attorneys, accountants, landlords and employees, the outlet stated, and is involved in a legal battle with her siblings over the care of their elderly mother. (more...)
Trial set to begin Tuesday for Trial set to begin Tuesday for "El Chapo"
- November 16, 2018

USA prosecutors have spent years piecing together a case that they hope will end with Guzman spending the rest of his life behind bars in a maximum-security U.S. Guzman, 61, has pleaded not guilty to charges involving global drug trafficking, conspiracy to murder, gun and money laundering charges. The security around him is so strict that U.S. (more...)
Tanzania loses Denmark aid over rights concerns after World Bank scraps loan Tanzania loses Denmark aid over rights concerns after World Bank scraps loan
- November 16, 2018

Danish development minister Ulla Tornaes announced the decision to cut aid to Tanzania over its anti-gay crackdown on Twitter . "Respect for human rights is crucial for Denmark". Ms Tornaes said she had postponed a scheduled trip to Tanzania because of the latest developments. The government rejects the criticism. It said the government would "continue to respect and uphold all human rights as provided for in the country's constitution". (more...)
Group poses as bus to cross Russia’s Group poses as bus to cross Russia’s "vehicle-only" Zolotoy bridge
- November 16, 2018

A group of Russians dressed in a cardboard cutout of a bus tried to cross a vehicle-only bridge in the city of Vladivostok only to be "pulled over" by security. The locals have been protesting the pedestrian ban since the bridge opened in 2012. I wonder what gave them away? According to a report by the Moscow Times , the young woman who was recording the video was heard saying, "Where did they come from? This is attractive. (more...)
Yemen's Houthi rebels deny reports of Hodeidah cease-fire Yemen's Houthi rebels deny reports of Hodeidah cease-fire
- November 16, 2018

Discussions about getting the peace process back on track offer hope, "but it is very imperative for the people of Yemen that this conflict stops as soon as possible", said Stephen Anderson, the World Food Program's (WFP) country director in Yemen. (more...)
Facebook Blocked Numbers of Russian’s Accounts which Indicated With Spurious Acts Facebook Blocked Numbers of Russian’s Accounts which Indicated With Spurious Acts
- November 16, 2018

Earlier this month, ahead of the U.S. midterm elections, Facebook said it had pulled down more than 100 accounts that may be linked to Russia's Internet Research Agency . These fake accounts created from another half of the world were involved in posting stuff about the hot topics of today. "We had already blocked a lot of them, and based on our internal investigation, we blocked the rest", Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher wrote in Tuesday's blog post. (more...)
Theresa May's Brexit deal gets backing of cabinet Theresa May's Brexit deal gets backing of cabinet
- November 16, 2018

She vowed to get the deal signed off in Brussels and put it to a vote of MPs. A source told BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg that Environment Secretary Michael Gove had been offered the job as Brexit Secretary and was understood to be considering it, but to be asking for assurances that he could pursue a different kind of deal. (more...)
Facebook Hired Firm to Smear Critics Facebook Hired Firm to Smear Critics
- November 15, 2018

Soros's son. "A research document circulated by Definers to reporters this summer, just a month after [congressional testimony by Zuckerberg], cast Mr. Soros". Soros, as Gaspard notes, has always been a target of right-wing scorn and attacks based on his Jewish identity. "This narrative has really unsafe anti-Semitic undertones about Jewish people controlling the world", he told the Guardian . (more...)
Donald Trump: Mueller investigation is 'a total mess' Donald Trump: Mueller investigation is 'a total mess'
- November 15, 2018

The president has frequently lashed out at the probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller into Moscow's interference in the 2016 United States elections and whether there was collusion by the Trump campaign. As a fact-check, Mueller was approved for his Federal Bureau of Investigation position by the full Senate by a 98 to 0 vote. But his latest missive takes on new significance in the wake of his appointment of Matthew Whitaker, a past public critic of the probe, as acting attorney ... (more...)
What Is Trumpy Bear? Meet The Toy With The Head-Scratching Commercial What Is Trumpy Bear? Meet The Toy With The Head-Scratching Commercial
- November 15, 2018

However, the fluffy bear has shot into the online stratosphere this week after the bombastic advert for the toy, which retails at $40, featured on Fox News . And once again the type of shows selected for the campaign suggests an irony-free target audience; iSpot's list of top shows for the Trumpy Bear ad this month include "Manhunt: Kill or Capture", "Project Nazi: The Blueprints of Evil", "Hitler" and, no kidding, "How the World Ends". (more...)
Word of the year? Oxford Dictionaries says it’s positively ‘toxic’ Word of the year? Oxford Dictionaries says it’s positively ‘toxic’
- November 15, 2018

The adjective is defined as poisonous and first appeared in English in the mid-seventeenth century from the medieval toxicus , meaning poisoned or imbued with poison. 'Not to mention the continued public condemnation of the toxicity of plastics . In 2018, toxic became a descriptor for the year's most talked about topics. (more...)
Merkel calls for a 'real, true' European army Merkel calls for a 'real, true' European army
- November 15, 2018

At a commemorative event for World War I this weekend, a French woman was very excited to be meeting her country's president. " Europe must take our fate into our own hands if we want to protect our community", she added. They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along. "Perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which the USA subsidizes greatly!" the president added. (more...)
Couple, homeless man charged with faking story that earned $400K in donations Couple, homeless man charged with faking story that earned $400K in donations
- November 15, 2018

McClure, 28, and D'Amico, 39, created a GoFundMe page in November 2017, claiming the homeless, drug addict Bobbitt spent his last $20 to fill up McClure's empty gas tank after her vehicle broke down on I-95 near Philadelphia. Investigators searched McClure and D'Amico's Florence home in September "in connection with a criminal investigation into the Johnny Bobbitt matter", Burlington Cofina said in a statement at the time. (more...)
Pimentel on return of Balangiga bells: ‘Timely and significant’ Pimentel on return of Balangiga bells: ‘Timely and significant’
- November 15, 2018

US Vice President Mike Pence speaks with Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, next to Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte, after a group photo with ASEAN leaders at the ASEAN-U.S. "They are part of our national heritage", Duterte said in his second State of the Nation Address in 2017. The Philippine government, the Senate and the Catholic Church have been asking the USA government to return the bells since the 1990s. (more...)
Macron Tells Trump That France and U.S. Owe Each Other Respect Macron Tells Trump That France and U.S. Owe Each Other Respect
- November 15, 2018

The November 13, 2015, attacks, perpetrated by a network of Islamic State-affiliated gunmen on a number of sites across the French capital , including the Bataclan concert hall, were the bloodiest on French soil since World War II. Mr Trump continued in a play on his own campaign slogan, before turning to what he slammed as protectionist French tariffs on USA wine - saying they were "not fair, must change!". (more...)
Monkey kills 12-day-old baby Monkey kills 12-day-old baby
- November 15, 2018

Local residents reported the same monkey had tried to attack a 14-year-old girl around 15 minutes before snatching Arush. After a chase, the monkey left our son on a neighbor's roof, but it was too late. Police said the injuries indicated the child had been bitten on the face. Relevantly, two months ago, another toddler was attacked in the same colony by a monkey, however the victim survived and is now in hospital. (more...)
Saudi admits journalist Khashoggi dismembered in consulate Saudi admits journalist Khashoggi dismembered in consulate
- November 15, 2018

He added that there are 21 people now in custody, with 11 indicted and referred to trial. Saud al-Mojeb told a news conference in Riyadh on Thursday that five men ordered drugging and dismemberment of Khashoggi after "talks with him failed" inside the country's consulate in Istanbul. (more...)

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