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Saudi activists beaten, tortured in detention, Amnesty International says Saudi activists beaten, tortured in detention, Amnesty International says
- November 22, 2018

Asked to comment on the allegations, a Saudi official, who declined to be named, said in an emailed statement, "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's judiciary system does not condone, promote, or allow the use of torture". Saudi female activists were regularly tortured while held for interrogation, according to a new report from human rights groups that alleged a wide range of abuses. (more...)
Iran warns United States bases, aircraft carriers in missile range Iran warns United States bases, aircraft carriers in missile range
- November 22, 2018

The general said that newly-improved, precision-guided missiles would mean Iran could hit al-Udaid air base in Qatar, al-Dhafra base in the UAE and Kandahar base in Afghanistan. US President Donald Trump has reimposed sanctions on various Iranian industries and institutions since his administration pulled out of a multinational agreement in May that saw Tehran drastically scale back its nuclear programme in exchange for lifting sanctions. (more...)
Scarborough: 'You're a Hack' if You Believe Ivanka's Email Server Explanation Scarborough: 'You're a Hack' if You Believe Ivanka's Email Server Explanation
- November 22, 2018

By this time she has sent hundreds of emails, including to administration officials like Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The Washington Post reported Monday that the president's daughter had, throughout 2017, talked about White House business using a personal email account from a domain she shared with her husband, Jared Kushner. (more...)
Jerermy Corbyn: 'Prime Minister's Brexit deal is bad for Wales' Jerermy Corbyn: 'Prime Minister's Brexit deal is bad for Wales'
- November 22, 2018

The British Government are likely to stage a vote on the Withdrawal Bill in the House of Commons before Christmas, and if every obstacle is cleared, the deal would come into effect in time for the UK's departure on March 29 2019. In an interview with Sky's Ridge On Sunday, he also told how his party couldn't stop Brexit "because we don't have the votes in Parliament to do so". (more...)
Trump, keeping up feud with Roberts, accuses judges of undermining U.S. security
- November 22, 2018

As for Roberts, despite an invitation from Trump to "say what he wants" on the subject, the chief justice refrained from re-engaging in the dispute thus far. Aside from that very public rebuke, Trump was wrong in saying the 9 Circuit had the highest percentage of cases overturned. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. (more...)
Ocasio-Cortez Currently Backs Pelosi, 'Most Progressive Candidate,' For Speaker Ocasio-Cortez Currently Backs Pelosi, 'Most Progressive Candidate,' For Speaker
- November 22, 2018

During one of these streams, she stressed the importance of Democrats taking back control of the Senate, the House, and the White House, which in her rush she referred to as "the three chambers of Congress ". That the Democratic Party is now choosing between the continued leadership of Pelosi, one of the richest members of Congress and a diehard defender of Wall Street and American imperialism, and an even more right-wing figure backed by the militarist Seth Moulton and his group of "CIA ... (more...)
Residents of burning Texas apartment unit jump from 3rd floor windows Residents of burning Texas apartment unit jump from 3rd floor windows
- November 22, 2018

As an apartment in Texas , US was burning down, some residents leapt from third-floor windows onto mattresses. He said he was full of adrenaline and just hoped he wouldn't drop the little boy. "Throwing my baby out to a complete stranger that I didn't know. but I do thank him because without him my child's life would not have been saved", Thomas told KDFW . (more...)
Asylum Migrants to Be Told 'Wait in Mexico — WashPost Asylum Migrants to Be Told 'Wait in Mexico — WashPost
- November 22, 2018

Migrants camped in Tijuana after traveling in a caravan to reach the U.S weighing their options after a USA court blocked President Donald Trump's asylum ban for illegal border crossers. Central American migrants get a ride on a truck going from Mexicali to Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Numerous thousands of migrants making their way to the U.S. (more...)
Israeli-American sentenced to 10 years for anti-Semitic bomb threats Israeli-American sentenced to 10 years for anti-Semitic bomb threats
- November 22, 2018

Although Israeli courts did not identify the 20-year-old man because he was tried as a minor, an indictment in the United States names him as Michael Ron David Kadar. Rhetoric that accompanied Donald Trump's rise to president was seen by many as encouraging the extreme right and emboldening hate groups. In other incidents, a British Airways flight from London to NY was evacuated and searched after landing, and French and Swiss fighter jets were scrambled ready to intercept an El Al flight. (more...)
Facebook Admits to Working With PR Group to Investigate Soros Facebook Admits to Working With PR Group to Investigate Soros
- November 22, 2018

Schrage addressed the Definers attack on Soros by writing that Facebook "wanted to determine if he had any financial motivation" and that the firm "researched this using public information". They learned that George Soros was funding several of the coalition members. "They prepared documents and distributed these to the press to show that this was not simply a spontaneous grassroots movement". (more...)
Russian spy chief dies after 'long illness'
- November 22, 2018

In September, British intelligence released surveillance images of GRU agents accused of the nerve agent attack on former GRU officer and British double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury. Korobov's deputy, Vice Admiral Igor Kostyukov, 57, has been appointed as acting GRU chief. Korobov took over as GRU head in 2016 following the death of his predecessor Igor Sergun. (more...)
MPs reveal MI5 errors that allowed Salman Abedi to plan Manchester attack MPs reveal MI5 errors that allowed Salman Abedi to plan Manchester attack
- November 22, 2018

An committee of MPs has said that in the case of Manchester attacker Salman Abedi, there were several missed opportunities to uncover his plans. A report by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) issued a wide-ranging attack on the domestic security service, noting that despite having cause to monitor Abedi upon his return to the United Kingdom from Libya, MI5 failed to adequately do so. (more...)
Investigation Launched After Multiple BOMBS Found In North London — CHRISTMAS TERROR ALERT Investigation Launched After Multiple BOMBS Found In North London — CHRISTMAS TERROR ALERT
- November 22, 2018

The bombs were "made safe" and taken away from the flat for forensic examinations. Police were called to an address in Craven Park, Brent, at 9.34am on Wednesday after reports of two suspicious devices found at the flat, which was being refurbished. (more...)
Vehicle kills 5, injures 18 outside China school Vehicle kills 5, injures 18 outside China school
- November 22, 2018

He described the crash as "a major traffic accident" and said the cause was under investigation. Security camera video showed a line of children crossing the street in front of their school when a vehicle approaches, which then changes lanes and swerves into the crowd of children. (more...)
U.S., South Korea to scale back major military exercise U.S., South Korea to scale back major military exercise
- November 22, 2018

Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon that next spring's version of the "Foal Eagle" exercise was being "reorganized a bit" to keep from "being harmful to diplomacy". However, negotiations have made little headway, with the North upset by Washington's insistence that global sanctions must remain until the country gives up its nuclear weapons. (more...)
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Offends India with Bigoted Feminist Sign Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Offends India with Bigoted Feminist Sign
- November 22, 2018

Twitter said in a statement that the photograph is not a representation of the organization or the CEO, but a reflection of the company's effort to see, hear and perceive the different sides of public conversations. Ms Gadde said, "I'm very sorry for this". When Twitter CEO co-founded the microblogging site, he probably never thought that users of the platform would lash out at him one day. (more...)
US troops limited to using only batons on Mexico border US troops limited to using only batons on Mexico border
- November 22, 2018

First, the law enforcement provisions of the order raise questions about the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act, which restricts the military from serving domestic law enforcement functions. But the law also allows the president "to use military force to suppress insurrection or to enforce federal authority", the service found. The Congressional Research Service determined "case law indicates that "execution of the law" in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act occurs (a) when the Armed Forces perform ... (more...)
Not-so-Leaning Tower of Pisa as landmark straightens Not-so-Leaning Tower of Pisa as landmark straightens
- November 22, 2018

The stability of the eight-storey tower is " better than our initial predictions ", he said. The so-called Surveillance Group was set up after Professor Michele Jamiolkowski, an engineer of Polish origin who adopted Italian nationality, coordinated an worldwide committee to rescue the landmark between 1993 and 2001. (more...)
Released Bali Nine drug-smuggler returns home to more legal woes
- November 22, 2018

Renae Lawrence set foot on Australian soil on Thursday morning for the first time in more than 13 years after she was freed from her Balinese prison. We've got nothing to say. Ms Lawrence arrived on board a Virgin Australia flight from Bali's global airport, ushered by a pair of immigration officials on the hour-long drive from the prison. (more...)
U.S. to set up 'observation posts' on Syria-Turkey border U.S. to set up 'observation posts' on Syria-Turkey border
- November 22, 2018

Installing the posts would not require the USA to send additional troops to Syria, where about 2,000 U.S. soldiers are now deployed, Mattis told reporters. In the past, skirmishes between Turkey and the Kurds along the Turkish-Syrian border drew Kurdish fighters away from the final offensive against ISIS, even causing the US -backed fighting force to suspend their operations for a short time. (more...)
Federal Judge Says Law Banning Female Genital Mutilation Is Unconstitutional Federal Judge Says Law Banning Female Genital Mutilation Is Unconstitutional
- November 22, 2018

Friedman dismissed six of eight charges against Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, his wife, Farida Attar and five other residents of MI and Minnesota, including three mothers who transported their daughters to have the procedure performed. (more...)
FBI Classifies Far-Right 'Proud Boys' as Extremist Group FBI Classifies Far-Right 'Proud Boys' as Extremist Group
- November 22, 2018

Thompson about the rise of neo-Nazis in America. The report did not clarify the basis for the claim that the Proud Boys have "ties to white nationalism". "The FBI categorizes the Proud Boys as an extremist group with ties to white nationalism", the sheriff's office said in an internal affairs investigation obtained by good-government nonprofit groups Property of the People and The Sparrow Project . (more...)
Russia's spy chief dead at 62 Russia's spy chief dead at 62
- November 22, 2018

Korobov's predecessor, Igor Sergun, died in unclear circumstances in 2016. The Russian Defense Ministry did not disclose further details about his death. According to a report by Sergey Kanev published at Dossier Center in October, Korobov reportedly started feeling unwell after a severe reprimand from President Putin in mid-September, following the exposure of an apparently bungled GRU operation to assassinate Sergey Skripal in Salisbury, England. (more...)
Inside Trump’s refusal to testify in the Mueller probe Inside Trump’s refusal to testify in the Mueller probe
- November 22, 2018

Mueller wrote Wednesday. The D.C. court has already heard arguments on the appeal challenging the legality of Mueller's appointment that Papadopoulos's lawyers cited as the reason to delay his prison sentence . Papadopoulos be required to begin serving his sentence now, when there is an appeal pending that could directly impact the validity of his prosecution and conviction?" Mueller's appointment was challenged by a court appeal filed by Andrew Miller, a onetime aide to longtime ... (more...)
'A case of misdirected adventure:' Tribesmen kill American 'A case of misdirected adventure:' Tribesmen kill American
- November 22, 2018

Police have launched an investigation, Deepak Yadav, a police official in the island chain in the Bay of Bengal, said in a statement late on Tuesday. The 26-year-old was from southwestern Washington state, where he attended Vancouver Christian High School. Phone messages left with relatives were not immediately returned Wednesday. (more...)

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