Speaking to Jewish audience, Trump uses anti-Semitic tropes (again)

Multiple Jewish organizations released statements criticizing Trump for reinforcing antisemitic stereotypes that Jews are exclusively motivated by money and owe or demonstrate loyalty to Israel. Trump drew similar condemnation during his 2016 pre... More..

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White Island volcano: New volcanic activity hampers recovery efforts
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

White Island volcano: New volcanic activity hampers recovery efforts

He confirmed that 47 people were on or near the island Monday when the volcano erupted at 2:11 p.m. Police said they planned to send up drones to measure whether gas levels were safe. Police deputy commissi...More..

Runner who groped reporter identified as local youth minister
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Runner who groped reporter identified as local youth minister

Numerous individuals, especially individual columnists, communicated their help for Bozarjian just as outrage for what she needed to experience. "I did not know where exactly I touched her". Twitter users band...More..

DOJ Inspector General Testifies On FBI Probe Of Trump Campaign
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

DOJ Inspector General Testifies On FBI Probe Of Trump Campaign

Horowitz also said his team was "deeply concerned" over the "many basic and fundamental" mistakes made during the investigation. Horowitz also said that he could not rule out political bias motivating the sig...More..

Bougainville supports its independence from Papua New Guinea
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Bougainville supports its independence from Papua New Guinea

Earlier, PNG was not willing to fund the referendum, saying that it preferred Bougainville (noted for being rich in natural resources) to remain within the country. Politicians, he said, "now have a huge task...More..

French unions gear up for show of force over Macron's pension reforms
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

French unions gear up for show of force over Macron's pension reforms

However, early protest figures revealed that turnout this time round was lower than last Thursday's day of demonstrations, which saw more than 800,000 people take to the streets. "But at the same time, it p...More..

Time names climate activist Greta Thunberg its Person of the Year
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time names climate activist Greta Thunberg its Person of the Year

Thunberg's stance on climate change has brought her into confrontation with some of the world's most powerful people. Greta Thunberg giving a speech during a high-level event on climate emergency hosted ...More..

Finland expected to appoint world's youngest prime minister
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Finland expected to appoint world's youngest prime minister

While Marin handily won a vote to confirm her head of government by 99 to 70 earlier this week, a total of 30 MPs were not present during the vote. Rinne resigned on Tuesday after a party in the coalition, th...More..

by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

"No signs of life" left in New Zealand’s White Island volcano eruption

As well as being an important tourist draw for the 20,000 people who live here, the volcano has an nearly mystical significance, its regular puffing a feature of the landscape. "These questions must be asked an...More..

Former Algerian senior officials subject to heavy sentences in corruption charges
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Former Algerian senior officials subject to heavy sentences in corruption charges

Ahmed Ouyahia , who was prime minister four times, received a 15-year jail sentence and Abdelmalek Sellal , who was twice premier, was jailed for 12 years. The court also sentenced Former Minister of Industry ...More..

UK: Johnson criticized over hospital patient on floor
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

UK: Johnson criticized over hospital patient on floor

Desperately anxious about her son's health, Jack's mother gave him a coat and blanket to ease his comfort. However, if you no longer trust your Yorkshire Post - and I will be frustrated and disappointed if th...More..

Federal Bureau of Investigation informant Christopher Steele was friends with Ivanka Trump
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Federal Bureau of Investigation informant Christopher Steele was friends with Ivanka Trump

And now, the Horowitz report definitively shows that it was all garbage. During the FBI's January interview , at which Case Agent 1, the Supervisory Intel Analyst, and representatives of NSD were present,...More..

Environment minister stands by comments linking bushfires to climate change
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Environment minister stands by comments linking bushfires to climate change

Smoke haze is seen over Bronte ocean bath in Sydney . A 60 km (37.2 miles) firefront is devastating tinder-dry areas northwest of Sydney, Australia's largest city, and sending hazardous smoke across the east...More..

Navy Grounds 175 Saudi Aviation Students Following Pensacola Shooting
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Navy Grounds 175 Saudi Aviation Students Following Pensacola Shooting

Saudi Flight student Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani shot and killed three sailors and injured eight others Friday morning. Investigators say they are working on the assumption that it was an act of terrorism . US...More..

New Zealand Volcano Eruption Victims (2019)
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

New Zealand Volcano Eruption Victims (2019)

There was still a Sydney family of four and a Brisbane mother and daughter missing, according to the Red Cross. Their family frantically called hospitals and authorities following the eruption after receiving...More..

Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event

The trial, scheduled to begin at 10:00 (1500 GMT), will have a legal expert, who has not been identified, as a witness. "I hope that he chooses to take part within the inquiry , straight or by way of counsel...More..

Climate change: COP25 recognises that children are leading climate change activism
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Climate change: COP25 recognises that children are leading climate change activism

Environment ministers from over 190 countries have arrived in Madrid for the high-level part of the COP25 United Nations climate talks, where government officials will take over from technical experts the...More..

Indian protesters stage shutdown against citizenship bill
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Indian protesters stage shutdown against citizenship bill

They see the new measure, called the Citizenship Amendment Bill, as the first step by the governing party to make second-class citizens of India's 200 million Muslims, one of the largest Muslim populations in...More..

Claremont nativity scene depicts Holy Family as refugees in cages
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Claremont nativity scene depicts Holy Family as refugees in cages

It shows the trio separated and held in cages topped with barbed wire, with baby Jesus wrapped in a foil blanket. In a Facebook post , Ristine said the display came from the idea of "What if this family so...More..

Ukraine conflict: Putin and Zelensky hold landmark talks in Paris
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Ukraine conflict: Putin and Zelensky hold landmark talks in Paris

At the Paris meeting of world leaders known as the Normandy 4, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenzkiy to discuss the conflict in Ukraine , with Zelenskiy saying a c...More..

by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

A Tiananmen Solution in Hong Kong? | by Minxin Pei

They repeated the same tactic on Tuesday afternoon, but with more confrontations with passengers as emotions boiled over. Police have acknowledged using "decoy" officers, and some protesters over the weekend we...More..

Elizabeth Warren list of corporate clients includes Rabobank
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Elizabeth Warren list of corporate clients includes Rabobank

Warren argued that she already put out 11 years of tax returns - "11 years more than Donald Trump" and "years more than Barack Obama did at the same point". "Elizabeth does not sell access to her time - no c...More..

Exxon Wins New York Climate Change Fraud Case
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Exxon Wins New York Climate Change Fraud Case

She did not say whether she would appeal. Exxon said in a statement that the ruling affirmed that the company gave its investors "accurate information on the risks of climate change " and that ny "failed t...More..

Merriam Webster Names 'They' As Its Word of the Year for 2019
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Merriam Webster Names 'They' As Its Word of the Year for 2019

The dictionary only added the nonbinary definition of " they " to its pages in September , but said that searches for the word were up by 313 percent this year over last year. And Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal ...More..

China says detained Canadians treated in 'civilised way'
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

China says detained Canadians treated in 'civilised way'

Chinese authorities are getting ready to charge two Canadian citizens held for a year with spying "for foreign forces", a spokesperson for Chinese foreign ministry said Tuesday. Rejecting the claim that the two...More..

Russia, Ukraine agree on full truce by year-end
by | Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Russia, Ukraine agree on full truce by year-end

Additionally, the sides agreed to facilitate the release and exchange of conflict-related detainees by the end of the year, based on an "all for all" principle. Russian Federation denies providing troops and we...More..

Peter Handke receives Nobel Literature Prize amid protest
by | Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Peter Handke receives Nobel Literature Prize amid protest

Vucic also invited Handke to visit Serbia . Austrian author Peter Handke has received his Nobel prize for Literature at a ceremony in Sweden . The Swedish Academy awarded the 77-year-old Austrian the No...More..

Canada signs on to updated new NAFTA deal in Mexico
by | Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Canada signs on to updated new NAFTA deal in Mexico

Reports indicate Mexico has accepted - with a five-year phase-in period - a USA demand to tighten the definition of North American steel in a section of the agreement dealing with where cars and their parts can...More..

Two police officers shot as gunmen open fire in Jersey City
by | Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Two police officers shot as gunmen open fire in Jersey City

The area has a Catholic school, some stories, a kosher supermarket and a hair stylist. Meanwhile, NBC New York is reporting that a second officer may have been hit. Loud volleys of gunfire could be heard at reg...More..

Reddit discloses possible Russian campaign, bans dozens of accounts
by | Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Reddit discloses possible Russian campaign, bans dozens of accounts

He also criticized the government for failing to release a Parliamentary intelligence committee report on Russian interference in British politics before the election campaign began. Mr Corbyn has been in Wales...More..

Barr told Trump he was not being well served by Giuliani
by | Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Barr told Trump he was not being well served by Giuliani

Rep. Ben Cline, R-Va., indicated in his questioning during a December 9 House Judiciary Committee hearing that President Donald Trump's dislike of the traditional bureaucratic system used in US foreign policy ...More..

South Korea says North's recent test was of rocket engine
by | Tuesday, December 10, 2019

South Korea says North's recent test was of rocket engine

At least eight countries on the 15-member UN Security Council had been pushing for a Tuesday meeting on human rights abuses in North Korea, sparking Pyongyang to warn it would consider such a move a "serious pr...More..

Czech police hunting shooter wanted for gunning down six people in hospital
by | Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Czech police hunting shooter wanted for gunning down six people in hospital

The apparent suspect later shot himself dead as police approached his auto. The gunman is at large and police described him as armed and risky, advising people not to approach him. She said the police were st...More..

American Jewish Groups Slam Trump for 'Anti-Semitism', Calls 'to Love Israel More'
by | Tuesday, December 10, 2019

American Jewish Groups Slam Trump for 'Anti-Semitism', Calls 'to Love Israel More'

Before addressing the Israeli American Council summit, Trump spoke at the Florida Republican Party's Statesman's Dinner in nearby Aventura. In his speech, the president also claimed there are some Jewish pe...More..

Rights Groups Launch Myanmar Boycott ahead of Hague Genocide Hearings
by | Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Rights Groups Launch Myanmar Boycott ahead of Hague Genocide Hearings

Rather, the case is "state-to-state" litigation between UN member states governed by legal provisions in the UN Charter, the ICJ Statute, and the Genocide Convention, Human Rights Watch said. The Free Rohingya...More..