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Chinese man charged over USA hack attacks

Chinese man charged over USA hack attacks Sakula was used in the OPM attack , which explains the leap that everyone is making, and was part of a hack that exposed the fingerprint records of at least 5.6 million federal employees. In what appears to be something similar to the case of British researcher Marcus Hutchins, the man, aged 36, was arrested in Los Angeles when he entered the USA to attend a conference. [Full Article...]

Cohn calls on Trump to crack down on neo-Nazis

Cohn calls on Trump to crack down on neo-Nazis He campaigned on the wall, he won on talking about building the wall, and he's going to make sure that that gets done. After promising for months during the 2016 campaign that reforming health care would be "so easy", Donald Trump chose to punt the whole thing to Congress after he took office. [Full Article...]

Taylor Swift Won't Be Performing at the MTV VMAs, EP Says

Taylor Swift Won't Be Performing at the MTV VMAs, EP Says What are your thoughts on MTV's invitation to transgender military members? The progressive VoteVets tweeted yesterday, "There's NO reason for a transgender ban ". The guidance from the Trump administration is expected to give Defense Secretary Jim Mattis discretion to consider a service member's ability to deploy when deciding whether to separate now servicing transgender service members. [Full Article...]

Stratford High School Principal apologizes for controversial comments on dress code

Stratford High School Principal apologizes for controversial comments on dress code Taylor can be heard saying telling 10th graders that leggings aren't meant to be worn as trousers alone. "She brought size and her own opinion into it, and admitted that she said it". "And the sad thing is ladies, so if someone has not told you this before, I'm going to tell you this now". "This is absolutely appalling". Taylor's words were not received well by students. [Full Article...]

Qatar Restores Diplomatic Relations With Iran

Qatar Restores Diplomatic Relations With Iran Several other Muslim countries including Mauritania and Senegal also severed ties with the tiny-gas rich country. He said Qatar's decision to restore full diplomatic relations with Iran was accompanied by a "confused justification". Translation: "The management of the crisis caused the burning of bridges, the squandering of sovereignty and the deepening of the Qatari crisis and undermined what... [Full Article...]

Iraqis cite progress in driving IS from Tal Afar

Iraqis cite progress in driving IS from Tal Afar Iraqi media also reported that Iraqi forces and Hashd volunteer fighters have finalized liberation of Wahda neighborhood, and preparing to storm Rabih neighborhood in Tal Afar's center. Cap. Ali Ahmad al-Hindawi of the Federal Police said security forces destroyed 13 tunnels on the southern outskirts of Tal Afar . More than 30,000 civilians have fled the Tal Afar area since the end of Ap... [Full Article...]

Trump adds Tennessee's Corker to his Twit list

Trump adds Tennessee's Corker to his Twit list Last week, Corker told reporters he thinks "radical changes" are needed in the White House. Bob Corker's comments questioning the president's competence and stability. The matter was brought up in a White House press briefing Thursday, when Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to respond to Corker's statement. [Full Article...]

Formula One: Kimi Raikkonen returning to Ferrari in 2018

Formula One: Kimi Raikkonen returning to Ferrari in 2018 The German leads the drivers' standings from Lewis Hamilton by 14 points, while 39 points separate Mercedes and second-place Ferrari in the constructors' championship. We don't need to big it up or downplay it. "But I'm not the guy who decides". "The one thing for sure for the second half of the season, the most prominent [thought] for me is "I'm here for blood", Hamilton, who is set to ma... [Full Article...]

Indian spiritual guru Ram Rahim guilty of rape, sentencing on Monday

Indian spiritual guru Ram Rahim guilty of rape, sentencing on Monday As per the latest updates of the case, the district court in Panchkula on Friday has announced Ram Rahim guilty of sexually exploiting the Sadhvi. More than ten trains were today cancelled from Jammu Tawi Railway Station in view of Supreme Court verdict on Dera Baba Ram Rahim. [Full Article...]

United States slaps sanctions on more Chinese, Russians

United States slaps sanctions on more Chinese, Russians Those sanctioned include six Chinese companies, two Singapore-based companies that sell oil to North Korea, a Russian company, four Russian nationals and a construction company based in Namibia. "We have fulfilled and shouldered our worldwide obligations, and our effort has been clear for all to see". From China, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in her regular press briefing today ... [Full Article...]

City of Berkeley stands against hate with free protest signs

City of Berkeley stands against hate with free protest signs So he chose to make a Facebook event with a group of about 15 friends, encouraging them to "leave a gift for our Alt-Right friends" in Crissy Field , a public park near the Golden Gate Bridge where the rally is planned for Saturday. "The National Park Service has a long and proud tradition of being the site of peaceful expressions of people's views under the First Amendment to the US Constitu... [Full Article...]

Trump Calls for 'New Unity' in Nevada Speech After Divisive Rally

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was all but promised a presidential pardon at President Donald Trump's controversial Phoenix campaign rally Tuesday evening. "I could hear popping, and then they were spraying pepper spray, and tear gas and flash grenades". An administration official said the White House has also prepared talking points to send to surrogates after he is pa... [Full Article...]

Some French Bemoan Macron's $30K-in-3-Months Makeup Markup

Some French Bemoan Macron's $30K-in-3-Months Makeup Markup Emmanuel Macron who took office in May has spent a great deal of taxpayer money on keeping up his personal image, a makeup , in particular. Macron was speaking after a meeting with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, part of a trip across Central and Eastern Europe to lobby for changes to European Union rules so that workers sent to another country are entitled to the same treatment as local worke... [Full Article...]

Hong Kong Port Shuts For Typhoon Hato

Hong Kong Port Shuts For Typhoon Hato Authorities have struggled to restore order in the city of 600,000, with some residents having to queue for water from fire hydrants. Macau's weather forecasting chief Fong Soi-kun resigned amid growing criticism against the government's poor response to Typhoon Hato, which killed at least eight people in the enclave and injured more than 200. [Full Article...]

Flake: Trump is "inviting" a 2020 primary challenge

Flake: Trump is In response to Trump's tweets , Flake's campaign said they were not anxious about the possible primary challengers Trump could be negotiating withbehind the scenes. I got them all, ' Trump said in his speech. Flake dismissed Trump's remarks by saying he was "glad" Trump visited his state earlier in the week and praised his commitment to securing the border. [Full Article...]

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio may take down Christopher Columbus statue

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio may take down Christopher Columbus statue On Thursday, a coalition of prominent Italian American leaders, including comedian Joe Piscopo, acknowledged at the rally on the steps of City Hall that Columbus was a "flawed" figure, but added that he had been revered by generations of Italian Americans. [Full Article...]

Majority of Americans Disapprove of Trump's North Korea Policy

Majority of Americans Disapprove of Trump's North Korea Policy A majority of them - 60 percent - disapprove of the president's response to the violent clashes earlier this month in Charlottesville , Va., compared with 32 percent who approve. However, opinion surveys have shown there is no broad support for such measures. More than half-55%-said the President wasn't stable. In a poll earlier this week by USA public radio and television networks and Marist U... [Full Article...]

Gunmen Attack Shia Imam Zaman Mosque In Kabul

The mosque had been packed with worshippers for Friday prayers, the high point of the Muslim week, Jamil added. The Interior Ministry said a "terrorist attack" had taken place. The Taliban said they were behind that attack. The assault underscores spiralling insecurity in Afghanistan as a resurgent Taliban steps up offensives across the country, while the Sunni Islamic State group, known for c... [Full Article...]

Venice mayor: Anyone who shouts 'Allahu Akbar' will be shot

Venice mayor: Anyone who shouts 'Allahu Akbar' will be shot The phrase "Allahu Akbar" - which is Arabic for "God is greater" - is the battle cry jihadi terrorists use before they carry out their attacks. He further recalled the arrest in Venice in March of four suspected Kosovan jihadists, with valid residence permits in Italy, who allegedly planned to kill hundreds of tourists by blowing up the Rialto Bridge, a major tourist attraction and the oldest br... [Full Article...]

CRH to sell USA distribution business and buy German company Fels

CRH to sell USA distribution business and buy German company Fels Meanwhile Ebit rose 10% to EUR647.0 million from EUR588.0 million. Net debt by June 30th stood at €6.4 billion, a drop of €700 million on the same period in 2016 which, the company says, reflects "the strong focus on cash and debt management". [Full Article...]


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