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Legal experts point out the giant flaw in Trump’s claims about rooting out Ukraine corruption 15.11.2019 Raw Story
Legal experts are noticing that President Donald Trump wasn’t asking for a real investigation of Joe Biden, only one that could provide fodder for the news media. Witnesses in the impeachment inquiry have testified that Trump wanted Ukrainian president to announce an investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter in an interview with CNN, […]
Trump nominee who defended ethno-nationalism confirmed to lifetime appointment on the Second Court of Appeals 15.11.2019 Raw Story
This Thursday, the US Senate confirmed Steven Menashi to a lifetime role on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Law & Crime reports. Democrats were strongly opposed to Menashi’s confirmation due to his checkered history that involves negative opinions on LGBTQ people and controversial views on race. In a 2010 article he authored titled “Ethnonationalism and […]
“Country Before Party” for Democracy and Brexit 14.11.2019 The Moderate Voice

In the books that shall be written about how the United Kingdom became again a self-determined, democratic nation, Nigel Farage will be identified as the sine qua non of Brexit. We forever owe him a great debt of gratitude. Given the importance and nature of his achievement, his likeness in bronze would not be out […]

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Disney+ to launch in India, Southeast Asian markets next year 14.11.2019 TechCrunch
Disney plans to bring its on-demand video streaming service to India and some Southeast Asian markets as soon as the second half of next year, two sources familiar with the company’s plans told TechCrunch. In India, the company plans to bring Disney+’s catalog to Hotstar, a popular video streaming service it owns, after the end […]
Islamic State: What happens to those expelled by Turkey? 14.11.2019 BBC: World
Turkey has begun sending IS members to their home countries - even if they don't want them back.
Opinion: Did impeachment witnesses Taylor and Kent go rogue on Trump? Of course not 14.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Republicans argued that impeachment witnesses refused to let Trump set foreign policy. But falling in line to serve Trump's political interests isn't part of the job.

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Who should I vote for? General election 2019 policy guide 13.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
Compare where the parties stand on key issues, from Brexit and the NHS to education and the environment.
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Erdogan's White House visit renews tensions on Capitol Hill over Turkey's aggression 13.11.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The Turkish president's meeting with Trump in the Oval Office drew sharp bipartisan criticism from Congress and rallied protesters across Washington.

Pakistan v England: Sarah Glenn handed first call-up for Malaysia tour 13.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
England call up leg-spinner Sarah Glenn for the first time for their limited-overs series against Pakistan in Malaysia.
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Biden’s Support of Iraq War Shows How He Would Run the White House 12.11.2019 Truthout.com
Biden's vote to invade Iraq was no "mistake," but an indication of his contempt for international ...
Philippine drug war: Do we know how many have died? 12.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
With a new person taking over anti-drug operations, what's been the extent of the killings in the Philippines?
Durwood Zaelke: How your air conditioning could help to save the planet 11.11.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
The man behind a key amendment to a major climate treaty thinks that he has a way to cool the Earth.
Jordan ends border enclaves land lease for Israeli farmers 10.11.2019 BBC: World
King Abdullah's decision not to extend the lease is seen as a sign of worsening ties with Israel.
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Pentagon claims US authority to shoot any Syrian government official who tries to take control of Syrian oil 9.11.2019 Raw Story
Pentagon officials asserted Thursday U.S. military authority over Syrian oil fields because U.S. forces are acting under the goal of “protecting Americans from terrorist activity” and would be within their rights to shoot a representative of the Syrian government who attempted to retake control over that country’s national resource. The comments came from Pentagon spokesperson […]
Pete Hegseth Introduces Erik Prince And His 'So Called' War Crimes 8.11.2019 Crooks Liars
Your moment of Fox and Friends nausea for a Friday. Pete Hegseth being all chummy with Blackwater founder Erik Prince. Hegseth has been pushing Trump, on television and in face-to-face lobbying meetings, to pardon war criminals convicted of killing civilians. Daily Beast: If the president pardons U.S. servicemen...involved in high-profile cases of gunning down civilians or killing detainees...accused and convicted of war crimes, you can thank one of Donald Trump’s favorite cable-news hosts. Trump had previously considered [Hegseth] for senior posts in his administration... Supports war criminals but doesn’t support Lt Col vindman because his sworn testimony isn’t liked by dear ...
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Pentagon contradicts Trump’s claim that US is ‘keeping’ Syria’s oil: Kurds will be its ‘sole beneficiary’ 8.11.2019 Raw Story
After announcing the withdrawal of US troops from northeast Syria, President Trump seemingly reversed course and announced that a contingent of troops would stay behind and secure oil fields in various parts of the country. “We’re keeping the oil — remember that,” Trump said late last month. “I’ve always said that: ‘Keep the oil.’ We […]
Bosco Ntaganda sentenced to 30 years for crimes in DR Congo 7.11.2019 BBC: World
Bosco Ntaganda is the first person convicted of sexual slavery by the International Criminal Court.
Philippines: President Duterte's fierce rival becomes new drug czar 6.11.2019 BBC: World
Vice-President Leni Robredo vows to "stop the killing of innocents" in the war against traffickers.
NY Times Still Fonda Hanoi Jane 5.11.2019 NewsBusters
We’re almost 50 years on from her very public aid and comfort to the enemy of the United States (and a horrible blow to the morale of U.S. POWs in North Vietnam) and Fonda is back doing what she can to docomfit the American people and their way of life. Admittedly, that’s not much these days — phony arrests at climate change sit-ins are no substitute for delivering commie-penned radio addresses falsely accusing America of war crimes — but it’s good enough for Cara Buckley at the ...
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Biden Has Defended US Allies’ Use of Lethal Force Against Civilians 4.11.2019 Truthout.com
Joe Biden points while speaking into a microphone
What human rights groups condemn as war crimes, Biden calls "legitimate self-defense."
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