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Dame Helen Mirren: 'I hated being a cliche of sexiness'

Dame Helen Mirren: 'I hated being a cliche of sexiness' Surely this isn't an admirable approach for the feminist movement, but it seems Mirren's distaste for the administration has led her to abandon the values she claims to hold so dear. That is quite terrifying, because it means there's a lack of morality there and a lack of conscientiousness", she told the mag, "It's a bit like watching a auto crash. [Full Article...]

Turkey warns Kurdish referendum can lead to 'civil war'

Turkey warns Kurdish referendum can lead to 'civil war' Establishing peace and security in Turkey was also among the topics discussed during the meetings with Turkish officials, he said while noting that both sides were unanimous in pursuing peace process in Syria on the basis of the experts level talks to be held in Tehran and Ankara . [Full Article...]

Intel and Under Armour CEOs resign from Trump's Manufacturing Council

Intel and Under Armour CEOs resign from Trump's Manufacturing Council Thulin's defection follows this week's resignations by fellow manufacturing CEOs from Merck Pharmaceutical, Intel , Under Armour , the AFL-CIO and the Alliance For American Manufacturing. Merck has 25,000 USA employees in all 50 states and has invested $50 billion in research and development since 2010, primarily in the United States. [Full Article...]

Even Hitler can not defeat power of people, says Sharad Yadav

Even Hitler can not defeat power of people, says Sharad Yadav Sharad Yadav on Thursday called a convention to mobilise people to safeguard the "composite culture" of India. "One says this country is mine, other says I belong to the country". While supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comments against violence in the name of faith, Yadav said it was not reflected on the ground and Modi needed to tell his party's governments to follow his dictum. [Full Article...]

Suspected auto thief climbs crane to evade cops, falls 160 feet

Suspected auto thief climbs crane to evade cops, falls 160 feet They gave chase and ended up at the port, where the unidentified man ditched the auto and began climbing the crane. The vehicle was stolen from a dealership in San Bernardino and the driver was was able to get onto the port property by blowing past a security checkpoint staffed by private security, police said. [Full Article...]

Israel Exposes Hamas Terrorist Payment Network in Eastern Jerusalem

Israel Exposes Hamas Terrorist Payment Network in Eastern Jerusalem The Hamas Interior Ministry described the assailant and his colleague as "ideologically deviant", a term Hamas uses to describe members of the Islamic State group and other extremists. They added that one of them surrendered to the security forces. The terror group, which is sworn to Israel's destruction, has run Gaza for a decade but have been regularly criticized by more radical jihadist gro... [Full Article...]

US Soldier Killed During Combat in Afghanistan

US Soldier Killed During Combat in Afghanistan One member of the Utah National Guard was killed and 11 others were injured Wednesday in combat operations in Afghanistan. The wounded have been evacuated for medical treatment, according to the statement from the National Guard. The deaths come as President Donald Trump considers sending more troops to Afghanistan to help beat back a resurgent Taliban and an increasing IS presence. [Full Article...]

Lee Opposed Putting Up Confederate Monuments

The law, which Charlottesville officials have fought, previously stopped attempts in Alexandria and Loudoun County from removing Confederate statues. Asked specifically whether Charlottesville's Lee statue should come down, he said: "I would say that's up to a local town, community or the federal government, depending on where it is located". [Full Article...]

Trump shuts down two corporate advisory bodies after CEO exodus

Trump shuts down two corporate advisory bodies after CEO exodus On Tuesday, Trump said he had "many" CEOs who could take the place of those leaving the council. Mr Trump's comments were immediately welcomed by David Duke , a former "grand wizard" of the Ku Klux Klan and a key figure at Saturday's rally. [Full Article...]

Offaly students prepare for Leaving Results

Offaly students prepare for Leaving Results The helpline - 1800-265-165 - is open 10am to 7pm on Thursday and Friday; 8am to 7pm on Monday (CAO Day) and Tuesday; and from 8am to 1pm on Wednesday. Over 16,000 students sat the higher level maths exam this year, an increase of 1200 which has been praised by Ibec. Instead of A1s and 2s and B1s 2s and 3s, there will be 8 grades each at Higher and Ordinary level. [Full Article...]

Trump campaign repeatedly rejected efforts to set up Russian Federation meetings

Trump campaign repeatedly rejected efforts to set up Russian Federation meetings Theres no evidence Trumps campaign took Papadopoulos up on the invitations to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin; in fact, emails show senior campaign officials thought it could be a bad idea. Who's willing to play ball? As I write this, our president , Donald Trump , is tweeting threats at North Korea's "supreme leader", Kim Jong Un, warning him, "Military solutions are now fully ... [Full Article...]

Trump lawyer forwarded email comparing Washington, Robert E. Lee

Trump lawyer forwarded email comparing Washington, Robert E. Lee A personal lawyer to President Donald Trump forwarded an email comparing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to founding US President George Washington , and saying that the activist movement Black Lives Matter "has been totally infiltrated by terrorist groups", The New York Times reported Wednesday evening. [Full Article...]

Zambia Releases Opposition Leader As Treason Charges Dropped

Zambia Releases Opposition Leader As Treason Charges Dropped He had been arrested in April with some five others and charged with treason after his convoy failed to make way for President Edgar Lungu's motorcade. The EU will continue to stand by Zambia in the process of implementation of said reforms, based on the principles of good governance and the rule of law, and in line with the recommendations of the 2016 EU Election Observation Mission. [Full Article...]

China overtakes Japan as largest United States creditor with $1.1T owed

China overtakes Japan as largest United States creditor with $1.1T owed Treasury Department data. The policy means the United States now owes China more money than any other country. The U.S. Treasury recently surmised that China holds more U.S. China has once again become the United States' largest creditor, Treasury Department figures released Wednesday indicate. Beijing has used large parts of the revenues from its exports to the U.S. [Full Article...]

No Powerball winners Wednesday; jackpot jumps to $510 million

No Powerball winners Wednesday; jackpot jumps to $510 million LOS ANGELES A ticket with five numbers in Wednesday night's drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery but missing the Powerball number was sold at a gas station near Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is worth $608,157. The odds of winning tonight's drawing are only one in 292.2 million. It's unclear how much money they will receive for selling the ticket. Last week the Texas Lotto Commission co... [Full Article...]

Malala wins place at Oxford University

Malala wins place at Oxford University In a tweet after the A level results were announced this morning (17), Malala said she was "so excited" to go to the prestigious university, and congratulating fellow students on their results. "Best wishes for life ahead!" A year later she accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, while calling on world leaders to make education available to all children. [Full Article...]

North Korean attack could escalate to war

North Korean attack could escalate to war Mr Trump threatened to rain " fire and fury " on North Korea and that "military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded ", should North Korea launch the missiles . "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely", he said on Twitter before retweeting Pentagon photos of B1 bombers that are said to be key to USA plans to strike the... [Full Article...]

BJP got more seats than last local body polls: Nandkumar

BJP got more seats than last local body polls: Nandkumar Out of these, the Congress wrested two seats from the BJP in Shamgarh, while retaining its seat in Garoth urban local body. Surprisingly, opposition Congress won posts of heads in 15 local bodies, followed by independents in three local bodies. [Full Article...]

Guam leader backs 'punch on the nose' for Pyongyang

Guam leader backs 'punch on the nose' for Pyongyang North Korea's autocratic ruler has decided not to launch a threatened missile attack on Guam , Pyongyang's state media reported today, easing the immediate threat of an attack on the USA territory in the western Pacific. The North's Strategic Rocket Forces in a statement last week threatened to surround Guam with "enveloping fire" in mid-August. Even though North Korea appears to b... [Full Article...]

Enhanced risk of severe storms through Wednesday evening

Enhanced risk of severe storms through Wednesday evening Sunday looks great with highs in the low-mid 80's under mostly sunny skies. After a lovely summer afternoon Wednesday, our weather story takes a more active turn as we head into Thursday. Monday night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, low around 65. Where clouds may be on the day of the solar eclipse, August 21. As seen yesterday the cold front came through a bit quicker which... [Full Article...]


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