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People Facebook admits it hired PR firm that attacked George Soros
Author: 0 Facebook admits it hired PR firm that attacked George Soros

In a Facebook post that went up late Wednesday, Elliot Schrage said the responsibility to hire Definers rests with him and that he approved the decision to hire it and similar firms. Schrage's statement was initially sent out as a memo to company employees on Tuesday before it was posted in their newsroom. The Times notes that the criticism "was soon echoed in conservative outlets", which also tried to link Freedom from Facebook to what one publication called "extreme anti-Israel ...

People Taiwan's president handed stinging defeat in regional elections
Author: 0 Taiwan's president handed stinging defeat in regional elections

If President Tsai and her party refuse to change course on China , they risk losing the presidency and their majority rule in parliament in the 2020 election. Soon after the results came in, President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the Democratic Progressive Party. She has called China's pressure "omnipresent", flagging up a recent row at the Golden Horse film awards in Taipei which saw a mainland actor referring to the island as "China, Taiwan" after a Taiwanese filmmaker had voiced ...

People Girl who wrote gun violence essay killed
Author: 0 Girl who wrote gun violence essay killed

A 13-year-old Milwaukee girl who won an award for an essay deploring gun violence in the city has been killed by a stray bullet while inside her home, police and local media said. "You lucky the kids are in the auto. I was gonna fan you down". Police found Barnes hiding a closet in a home where they also located Oden. Milwaukee's murder rate has been falling since a spike between 2014 and 2015, but the city still ranks among America's most deadly, Federal Bureau of Investigation ...

People UKIP leader branded 'a disgrace' for hiring Tommy Robinson as adviser
Author: 0 UKIP leader branded 'a disgrace' for hiring Tommy Robinson as adviser

But Mr Batten said: 'I have appointed Tommy Robinson to be a personal special adviser on two subjects which he has great knowledge . English Defence League (EDL) founder and anti-Islam campaigner Tommy Robinson , who is not a UKIP member, will advise the party on "rape gangs" and prison reform, the Mirror reports.

People Pakistan detains hardline cleric behind blasphemy protests: Minister
Author: 0 Pakistan detains hardline cleric behind blasphemy protests: Minister

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said the current crackdown on Labbaik party supporters has nothing to do with Asia Bibi's case. The information minister said that the law and order situation is fully under control, and requested the citizens to remain peaceful and cooperate with the authorities.

People Karnataka tragedy: 25 dead as bus falls into Vishweshwaraiah Canal near Mandya
Author: 0 Karnataka tragedy: 25 dead as bus falls into Vishweshwaraiah Canal near Mandya

The Press Trust of India news agency reported that numerous dead were children who were returning from school. Deputy chief minister G Parameshwara accounted driver's negligence for the accident and said he would look into the matter. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased. "Extremely saddened to learn about the tragic bus accident in Mandya , Karnataka". He has also said his government will postpone the state cinema award ceremony that was scheduled to be held this evening.

People U.S. backs joint Korean railway survey: Envoy-INSIDE
Author: 0 U.S. backs joint Korean railway survey: Envoy-INSIDE

In September, the then nominee to head U.S. and United Nations forces in South Korea said the pause in drills had been a "prudent risk" to help facilitate a detente on the peninsula. President Donald Trump in Singapore to end Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. Mattis has largely discounted those concerns. "We now have a working group that formalises those processes so that we can be sure that we don't talk past each other, that we don't take an action or the South Koreans don't take an ...

People Chief of Russia's military intelligence agency dies
Author: 0 Chief of Russia's military intelligence agency dies

The United States and its allies have accused the GRU of hacking the 2016 US presidential campaign, orchestrating the March nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy in Britain, and disrupting anti-doping efforts in world sports. On December 26, 2016, Kostyukov (along with Korobov) was put on the US sanctions list following "efforts to undermine democracy in the United States".

People Trump admin asks Supreme Court to speed transgender troops case
Author: 0 Trump admin asks Supreme Court to speed transgender troops case

The policy replaced an outright ban on transgender service members that Mr. Trump announced past year on Twitter, citing concern over military focus and medical costs. Eventually new Defense Secretary James Mattis issued a new policy tied specifically to a history of gender dysphoria, imposing a general disqualification on troops serving with that diagnosis.

People Climate Change Report Challenges Donald Trump's Denials
Author: 0 Climate Change Report Challenges Donald Trump's Denials

Without substantial global emissions reductions and local adaptation measures, the report says, "climate change is expected to cause growing losses to American infrastructure and property and impede the rate of economic growth over this century".

People Roger Stone Associate Jerome Corsi In Plea Negotiations With Mueller
Author: 0 Roger Stone Associate Jerome Corsi In Plea Negotiations With Mueller

On Friday, Corsi confirmed to The Associated Press he is in talks to reach a deal with prosecutors in Mueller's office and declined to discuss the matter further. Sources told NBC news last month that Mueller's office obtained evidence suggesting that the birther might have known ahead of time that Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's email were stolen and given to WikiLeaks.

People Gunman Opens Fire At Chicago Hospital, Killing At Least 4
Author: 0 Gunman Opens Fire At Chicago Hospital, Killing At Least 4

The tragedy could have been even worse, but for a stroke of luck - one of the shooter's bullets hit another responding police officer, but it slammed into that officer's holstered pistol and he was not wounded, a Chicago police spokesman said Tuesday.

People White House approves military use of lethal force at border
Author: 0 White House approves military use of lethal force at border

It is only military police units protecting those units that are armed. "There has been no call for any lethal force from DHS [Department of Homeland Security]", he said. The official also said the military is not doing "law enforcement" but will be there to protect border agents should the situation require it. Kelly's aggressive stance comes amid reports he and his protégé Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen could be on their way out the door with President Donald Trump said ...

People Former FBI Director James Comey, Lynch Get Subpoenas From House Republicans
Author: 0 Former FBI Director James Comey, Lynch Get Subpoenas From House Republicans

The report added that Comey had pushed back against requests to appear in a closed-door hearing, saying he would only want to appear in a public setting. While the authority for Congressional subpoenas is broad, it does not cover the right to misuse closed hearings as a political stunt to promote political as opposed to legislative agendas.

People Cops don't yet have a motive for deadly Colts Neck mansion fire
Author: 0 Cops don't yet have a motive for deadly Colts Neck mansion fire

The fire at Paul Caneiro's home, about 10 miles away from the mansion, was the same day as the one in Colts Neck. He is accused of using gasoline to ignite that fire while his wife and two daughters were inside, according to a complaint and warrant provided by the Prosecutor's Office to CNN.

People Karachi Attack Updates: Separatist Group Says China Exploiting Resources
Author: 0 Karachi Attack Updates: Separatist Group Says China Exploiting Resources

Friday's attack, which has been claimed by the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), will also bring greater focus on the Baloch nationalism and calls for separation from Pakistan . He added: "All three terrorists are killed". The assailants used an explosives-rigged vehicle and at least one of them was wearing a suicide vest, police say.

People China Erred in Putting Tariffs on Soybeans, Says Former Official
Author: 0 China Erred in Putting Tariffs on Soybeans, Says Former Official

Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are due to discuss trade when they meet later this month during the Group of 20 summit in Argentina . Tuesday's update underscores the Trump administration's belief that the course correction it is seeking from China has not materialised.

People Video shows jewelry store clerks fending off would-be robbers with swords
Author: 0 Video shows jewelry store clerks fending off would-be robbers with swords

Constable Danny Marttini said employees should not put their lives at risk to prevent robberies, asking shop owners to prioritise their personal safety over securing their stores. The two wearing blue jumpsuits and deflective decals are described as males between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10in. He was reportedly wearing a black jacket with the hood up, blue jeans, black shoes, white gloves, and was armed with a black handgun.

People Interpol's flaws exposed in US-Russia fight over presidency
Author: 0 Interpol's flaws exposed in US-Russia fight over presidency

US and European politicians and Kremlin critics had lobbied against the candidacy of Alexander Prokopchuk of Russian Federation, a police major-general and one of Interpol's four vice-presidents. Interpol faced criticism two years ago when its member states approved Meng as president for a four-year term. Amnesty International has criticized "China's longstanding practice of trying to use Interpol to arrest dissidents and refugees overseas".

People Fudge won't run for speaker, backs Pelosi
Author: 0 Fudge won't run for speaker, backs Pelosi

One by one, Pelosi is trying to woo freshmen Democrats and current members who may feel disenchanted by the current leadership. "Chairwoman Fudge will play a critical role in our Democratic Majority's efforts to ensure access to the ballot box for all Americans", Pelosi said, adding that she "look (s) forward to working with" Fudge "in this new role".

Author: 0 Prince made 'death' call — Central Intelligence Agency

Trump proceeded to thank the Kingdom for the continuing drop in oil prices in a Wednesday post on Twitter , writing, "Oil prices getting lower. Enjoy! $54, was just $82", he tweeted . "Very simply it is called America first!" The tour also emanates from the keenness of the Monarch to enhance the Kingdom's relations on the regional and global arenas, and in continuation of the cooperation and communications with the Arab countries in all fields, the Royal Court statement added.

Author: 0 European Union calls for sanctions against Italy over budget

Italian bonds and stocks were up, with the FTSE MIB rising 0.8 percent, shrugging off EU's warning that the nation is in serious non-compliance with fiscal rules and an excessive deficit procedure is warranted. Brussels forecasts Italy's deficit will reach 2.9 per cent of GDP in 2019 and hit 3.1 per cent in 2020 ― breaching the EU's 3.0 per cent limit. On Wednesday, yields for Italy's benchmark ten-year bonds touched 3.7 percent, their highest levels in almost five years.

People Easter Island begs British Museum for statue return
Author: 0 Easter Island begs British Museum for statue return

It is one of more than 900 giant Moai sculptures on Easter Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, most carved from volcanic ash between the sixth and seventeenth centuries and believed to carry the spirits of important ancestors. Officials have visited the British Museum in London today in a bid to get a stolen statue returned to Easter Island. You, the British people, have our soul'.

People Moroccan woman in UAE ‘killed lover and cooked him’
Author: 0 Moroccan woman in UAE ‘killed lover and cooked him’

The crime was discovered after the man's brother, an Ajman resident, reported his sibling was missing to Al Ain Police. But, she later collapsed and admitted the killing under police questioning, according to Gulf News . She killed her boyfriend after she found out that he was planning to marry someone else. The crime came to light when a human tooth was found inside her blender.

Author: 0 UAE spy row: Hopes of Matthew Hedges case resolution

Prime Minister Theresa May told a session of parliament she was "deeply disappointed" and instructed the Foreign Office to "continue to press this matter at the highest level with the Emiratis". But Tejada says that any admissions her husband may have made after months of detainment and solitary confinement should not be considered valid. Her voice broke down several times as she described the fear that gripped her husband during the sentencing.