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Al Jazeera suspends journalists over video insinuating Jews lied about Holocaust Al Jazeera suspends journalists over video insinuating Jews lied about Holocaust
- May 21, 2019

Al Jazeera suspended two journalists for producing a controversial video claiming Jews exploited the Holocaust, and that Israel is the "greatest beneficiary" of said genocidal Nazi campaign. "And why can't I guarantee the Palestinians to condemn the tragedy?" Multiple people argued that the now removed video highlights the discrepancies between Al Jazeera's Arabic content and its English content. (more...)
GOP House Lawmaker: ‘Trump Has Engaged In Impeachable Conduct’ GOP House Lawmaker: ‘Trump Has Engaged In Impeachable Conduct’
- May 21, 2019

Attorney General William Barr said in an interview Congress' attempts to hold him in contempt are part of the "usual ... political circus" and he's determined to uncover "exactly what happened" when the Obama administration launched a counterintelligence operation against the 2016 Trump campaign. (more...)
"Overwhelming Military Response Needed": Graham Urges Trump "Stand Firm" On Iran
- May 21, 2019

Blaming Israel for United States tensions with Iran has a long history in U.S. foreign policy circles. The warning appeared rooted in what happened 30 years ago after Operation Praying Mantis, a daylong naval battle in the Persian Gulf between USA forces and Iran during the country's long war with Iraq. (more...)
Don McGahn: White House directs former lawyer not to testify Don McGahn: White House directs former lawyer not to testify
- May 21, 2019

The White House has directed former White House counsel Don McGahn not to appear before Congress, backed by a Justice Department legal opinion released Monday claiming Congress can not compel the former White House lawyer to testify. Nadler and House Democrats are anxious to pursue Trump, demanding testimony from key witnesses mentioned in the Mueller report. A similar legal opinion issued in 2014, under the Obama administration, argued that if Congress could force the president's ... (more...)
Iran says it has crossed limits on uranium enrichment Iran says it has crossed limits on uranium enrichment
- May 21, 2019

Mr. Trump's early Monday tweet was posted just hours after a Katyusha rocket fell in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone near the statue of the Unknown Soldier, less than a mile from the U.S. Iran-allied rebels in Yemen claimed a drone attack on a Saudi oil pipeline. Washington has beefed up U.S. military assets in the Middle East and Persian Gulf, citing possible threats from Iran, and has ordered the evacuation of all nonessential personnel from the U.S. (more...)
Ecuador to let USA officials take Assange's possessions Ecuador to let USA officials take Assange's possessions
- May 20, 2019

Ecuador is expected to allow USA officials to enter its London embassy on Monday to take away possessions left behind by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after his arrest last month, the whistle-blowing website said, reported dpa news. Assange has denied wrongdoing, claiming the allegations were politically motivated and that the sex was consensual. The statute of limitations in the rape case expires in August next year. (more...)
Trans Woman Muhlaysia Booker Shot to Death in Texas
- May 20, 2019

They added that there is no evidence linking her murder to Edward Thomas , a 29-year-old man who was charged with assault against her in April. Remember, a video went viral of Booker being attacked by a group of men after getting into a minor auto accident. (more...)
Ford will eliminate 7,000 salaried workers by August Ford will eliminate 7,000 salaried workers by August
- May 20, 2019

Ford said the plan, which includes 2,300 cuts in the U.S., will save the company $600m (£471m) a year. In an email to employees, Ford CEO Jim Hackett said job cuts in North America would be completed by the end of the week, with layoffs in worldwide markets to conclude by the end of August. (more...)
New Ukrainian leader dissolves parliament after being sworn in New Ukrainian leader dissolves parliament after being sworn in
- May 20, 2019

Zelenskiy called on lawmakers to use the two months until the snap election to pass a law that would strip them of immunity from prosecution and another law that bans officials from illegally enriching themselves. He broke with tradition and headed to the swearing-in ceremony on foot, high-fiving and taking selfies with supporters along the way. The new president wrapped up his speech at parliament by referring to his career as a comedian. (more...)
For many Democrats desperate to beat Trump, Biden's their man For many Democrats desperate to beat Trump, Biden's their man
- May 20, 2019

Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, affirmed he would move the US embassy in Israel out of Jerusalem if it were needed to get some kind of peace deal in the Middle East. But Biden, 76, has opened up a more than 20-point lead over his nearest rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders , in several public opinion polls. "Our president is the divider-in-chief", he added, accusing Trump of demonizing opponents and using scapegoats to fuel animosity. (more...)
Eiffel Tower closed as climber attempts to scale iconic monument Eiffel Tower closed as climber attempts to scale iconic monument
- May 20, 2019

The Eiffel Tower has been evacuated. A photo posted on Snapchat (left) appeared to show the man clinging to the side of the tower. Irish tourist Claire Murphy, who is on vacation in Paris , told CNN that the lockdown began at 2:15 p.m. (more...)
Outrage over BJP candidate's praise for Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Outrage over BJP candidate's praise for Mahatma Gandhi's assassin
- May 20, 2019

Sadhvi Pragya had said that Godse was patriotic for assassinating Gandhi. "Taking serious note of their remarks, the party has made a decision to send them to the disciplinary committee", Shah said. Rabri Devi also took a dig at Nitish for his statement about short duration for polls, saying he contested the Lok Sabha poll in alliance with the BJP and he is speaking up on the last day of polling. (more...)
Iraq slams Exxon Mobil's staff evacuation, says it’s politically motivated Iraq slams Exxon Mobil's staff evacuation, says it’s politically motivated
- May 20, 2019

Exxon declined to confirm the evacuation. Production at the oilfield was not affected by the evacuation and work was continuing normally, overseen by Iraqi engineers, according to Ihsan Abdul Jabbar, the head of the Iraqi state-owned South Oil Company. (more...)
Deutsche Bank denies report it prevented Trump transactions being flagged Deutsche Bank denies report it prevented Trump transactions being flagged
- May 20, 2019

Interestingly, Trump had sued Deutsche Bank in April to stop the bank from complying with the subpoenas by Congress panels that asked for information on payments from Trump and his business. Deutsche Bank told the Times "the suggestion that anyone was reassigned or fired in an effort to quash concerns relating to any client is categorically false". (more...)
Theresa May promises MPs a 'new and improved' Brexit deal Theresa May promises MPs a 'new and improved' Brexit deal
- May 20, 2019

Mrs May is due to meet aides today to thrash out what changes she should make to the bill before it is officially introduced into parliament. International Development Secretary Rory Stewart said on the same program on Sunday the Conservative and Labour positions were close - only "about half an inch apart" - in areas such as workers' rights, the environment and the future trading relationship. (more...)
1st part of Middle East peace plan unveiled by White House 1st part of Middle East peace plan unveiled by White House
- May 20, 2019

The White House announced on Sunday night that it would hold the gathering in Bahrain to discuss large-scale investment in the Palestinian territories. The economic portion of the administration's plan, which is being spearheaded by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner , has been "met with very, very good feedback", the senior official said. (more...)
China: Trump had extravagant expectations for achieving unreasonable interests through extreme pressure China: Trump had extravagant expectations for achieving unreasonable interests through extreme pressure
- May 20, 2019

The administration threatened still more if the Chinese do not accept American demands on intellectual property and verification procedures. Global stocks, which rebounded this week on the prospect of another round of U.S. By lifting the tariffs, Trump gave the USMCA a better chance in Congress. In an interview with Fox News Channel recorded last week and aired on Sunday night, Trump said the United States and China "had a very strong deal, we had a good deal, and they changed it". (more...)
President Donald Trump Tweetstorm - The Sunday Edition President Donald Trump Tweetstorm - The Sunday Edition
- May 20, 2019

In the report, Mueller's team also wrote that while the investigation established that the Trump campaign "expected it would benefit electorally from" information stolen in Russia-backed efforts, it "did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian Government in its election interference activities". (more...)
Immigrant family units won't be sent to Florida Immigrant family units won't be sent to Florida "at this time"
- May 20, 2019

It appears that Border Patrol has backed off its initial plans to transport a thousand illegal immigrants to South Florida. "We can not accommodate in Florida the dumping of unlawful migrants into our state", DeSantis told a press conference, adding he will raise the issue with President Donald Trump . (more...)
Duchess of Cambridge posts 'sneak peak' of Chelsea show garden Duchess of Cambridge posts 'sneak peak' of Chelsea show garden
- May 20, 2019

Kate, 37, had has spent much of the last week putting the finishing touches to her show garden - so she was keen to show them the fruits of their labor at the famous Chelsea Flower Show in London. When you have designed a woodland playground, it clearly helps if there are children to test it - so naturally the Duchess of Cambridge turned to her own little scamps for help. (more...)
Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids, wounds 16 Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids, wounds 16
- May 20, 2019

Reports say a device detonated in Giza . Social media pictures show a damaged bus and what appear to be injured people soaked in blood. Most of those injured were foreign tourists , two sources told Reuters . One witness told Reuters news agency that he heard a "very loud explosion" near the site of the blast. It is the second incident targeting tourists in the region in six months. (more...)
Buttigieg slams Trump, wins over audience at Fox News town hall Buttigieg slams Trump, wins over audience at Fox News town hall
- May 20, 2019

Buttigieg also took several opportunities to criticize President Donald Trump , who earlier in the evening had tweeted his displeasure that his preferred news network was " wasting airtime on Mayor Pete". Buttigieg said " abortion is a national right" in response to a question on Alabama's new stringent abortion law. "We're talking about women who have perhaps chosen a name, women who have purchased a crib, " he said. (more...)
Indians vote in final phase of election Indians vote in final phase of election
- May 20, 2019

Minorities in India , especially Muslims, who comprise about 14% of India's 1.3 billion people, criticise Modi for his Hindu nationalist agenda. Congress leader Ajay Rai, who lost to Modi in the last elections, will again face the prime minister while SP has fielded Shalini Yadav from the seat. (more...)
Beto O'Rourke plans 'reintroduction' as 2020 buzz fizzles Beto O'Rourke plans 'reintroduction' as 2020 buzz fizzles
- May 20, 2019

When asked why he didn't just skip a step and get out of the race, Beto apologized for not having thought of that and relaunched his campaign without himself in it. In an appearance with the ladies of " The View ", O'Rourke made a claim previously described by Democrats as "a direct threat to our democracy". O'Rourke, who said in a Vanity Fair profile that he felt he was "born to run" for president, has been beaten into a more humble and apologetic tone by critics and underwhelming ... (more...)
At least six killed in Alaska mid-air floatplane crash At least six killed in Alaska mid-air floatplane crash
- May 20, 2019

The two missing, an Australian and a Canadian, had been among 14 passengers from a Princess Cruises ship who boarded two seaplanes operated by separate tour companies in the town of Ketchikan on Monday, the cruise line said. "It has also been confirmed there are five fatalities from the independent air tour, four Royal Princess guests and one pilot", Princess Cruises said in a statement. (more...)

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