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Aug 07 09:21

Video: Yemen War Pushes Country ‘Towards The Edge Of A Cliff’ – UN

Yemen's ongoing conflict and a “man-made” humanitarian catastrophe has “no end in sight,” the head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in the war-torn country has said, warning that nearly 7 million people are at risk of starvation.

Aug 07 09:20

Playing Politics With The World’s Future

Finally … the U.S. Congress has produced a piece of legislation. And it passed with quasi-unanimous, bi-partisan support. Only its substance is not so much a deep reflection on the foreign policy interests of America, but rather, the desire to hurt, and incapacitate the U.S. President in any future dealings with Russia. (And never mind the worrying impulse towards conflict with Russia this entails, or its collateral damage on others).

Aug 07 09:18

Merkel horror: EU chief says Germany will have to pay up to £9BN to fill UK's Brexit hole

GERMANY could have to pay up to an extra £9 billion a year into the EU budget to cover the black hole left by Brexit, the bloc’s finance chief has admitted.

Aug 07 09:16

Video: ‘Keys To The Sky’: Mig-29 Airplanes Compete In Air Battles In Southern Russia

Mig-29 airplanes took to the sky to compete in the battle, destroying air targets

Aug 07 09:04

DHS: TETHERED DRONE TESTED IN SECURING TRUMP’S VACATION GOLF COURSE IN NEW JERSEY

DHS has announced it will test a tethered drone for surveillance over the Trump National Golf Course in New Jersey, where the president is on a 17-day vacation which started on Friday. Tethered drones fly at altitudes of 300-400 feet. The fly autonomously, but an operator on the ground can control the cameras.

Aug 07 09:02

Google And YouTube Target “Conspiracy Theories” in New Quality Control Update

By Aaron Kesel

Google continues to make George Orwell’s book 1984 a reality by censoring free speech and free flow of information.

On July 27, 2017 Google updated their quality raters guidelines...

Aug 07 09:00

For Friends In Troubled Times

Aug 07 08:35

Ex-SF Mayor Suggests GOP Foreign Policy Estab. Wants Trump Impeached

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown suggested that the Republican foreign policy establishment may want to see President Donald Trump impeached after dining with two of its most prominent members.

Aug 07 08:31

Gitmo Judge Lifts Stay On 9/11 Trial Hearing

A Guantanamo judge has lifted a ban on military commission hearings at the island after an agreement was worked out with the Pentagon. The stay was issued after the prison commander banned the use of a separate boat to transport the judge to the hearings.

For years, judges presiding over terrorism cases at Guantanamo traveled across the bay from an airstrip to the courthouse in a small Coast Guard speedboat, instead of a ferry used by other visitors including 9/11 families, prosecutors, defense lawyers and reporters. The use of the separate boat was designed to avoid compromising the trail by keeping the parties separate.

Aug 07 08:28

Video: Food & Metals: UNSC Sanctions Key Exports Of North Korea

The UN Security Council votes unanimously in favor of sweeping new sanctions against North Korea, in response to Pyongyang’s intensifying missile tests.

Aug 07 08:27

It’s Not Fair: Smart People Need to Check Their “Cognitive Privilege”

There’s a new kind of “privilege” in town, and if you suffer from it, you can’t help it any more than you can help your skin color or your gender. (Although, of late, gender seems to be completely open to debate and have nothing to do with biology.) If you are an intelligent person, you have “cognitive privilege” according to an op-ed.

Well, that’s just really not fair, is it?

Aug 07 08:27

Tillerson Avoids Contact With North Korean Foreign Minister

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho have tried their best to avoid each other at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, the Philippines.

Aug 07 08:25

TRUMP IS WINNING AND MORE AMERICANS WORKING THAN EVER: LIBERALS STILL TALKING ABOUT RUSSIA

The number of employed Americans hit a record high of 153,513,000 in July, according to the latest numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 345,000 more Americans who gained employment over the month, and more individuals joined the labor force as well.

Aug 07 08:21

Video: Forced Into Marriage: UK Children Call For Help Fearing Arranged Marriages

Leading British charity NSPCC says there has been a 12% increase in pleas from children who fear being forced by their parents into arranged marriages.

Aug 07 08:19

Americans Voted For Change, GOP Blocking It: Brexit Leader

Former UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage has blasted US Republican lawmakers for opposing President Donald Trump, saying Americans voted for change but the GOP is blocking it.

Aug 07 08:04

Video: Spy Game: South Korean Intel Agency ‘Hacked’ Country’s 2012 Presidential Race

South Korea’s spy agency has admitted playing a role in the country’s 2012 presidential election.

Aug 07 08:00

Why Was Prince Harry Invited To Google’s Shadowy Davos-Style Summit?

Prince Harry attended a summit in Italy this weekend at one of Sicily’s most exclusive resorts, alongside tech billionaires and pop stars. The lavish event, held in the utmost secrecy, was hosted by Google.

The prince’s attendance at the £1,500-per-night (US$1,960) Verdura Resort was not publicized on the royal circular, where the royal family’s schedule is normally set out for the public.

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