The Danish government is seeking a statutory power to reject asylum-seekers at the border, the latest coming from European countries once boasting about their hospitality toward refugees.Denmark’s Ministry for Immigration, Integration and Housing said Tuesday that it has proposed adoption of the law to prevent a recurrence of the refugee crisis in September last year. The ministry said the proposal is part of the government's political and economic plan for the next nine years intended to spark growth, create jobs and trim welfare provisions.
When US-backed Turkey invaded northern Syria, brought with it a US-backed rebel bloc that includes part of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham. Within 24-hours, both quickly got into a fight with the Kurdish YPG, who is also US-backed,putting three US allies in direct conflict.
France is to call for an end to negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) at a meeting of foreign trade ministers in September.Secretary of State for Foreign Trade Matthias Fekl: France would call for a “pure, simple and definitive cessation of negotiations” in the Bratislava meeting, also demand an end to CETA, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.
The collapse of a signature Obama administration trade pact marks a major defeat for free trade advocates and politico-economic globalism. Free trade negotiations between the European Union and the United States have fallen apart in recent weeks with Europe reticent to open its agricultural industry to low-cost American “frankenfruits” in addition to concerns over the depletion of labor standards and worries that an unelected cabal will be able to dictate policy over the sovereign objections of participating countries.
British Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May has called a Wednesday Cabinet meetingto hold crisis talks over Britain’s withdraw from the European Union (EU). May has ruled out a parliamentary vote on “Brexit”—the majority Leave vote recorded in June’s referendum on British membership of the European Union (EU)—before formally triggering withdrawal from the bloc. Heads of government departments are to submit plans to “make Brexit work” at the Cabinet meeting. The decision has reignited divisions with the ruling elite over the economic and political implications of triggering Article 50, the clause that officially begins the process of negotiations on withdrawal.
German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said it was ‘inconceivable’ that Germany could again take in a million refugees and other immigrants in a single year. as the backlash grows against Mrs Merkel over her open door policy, under which she said there was ‘no limit’ to how many refugees and asylum seekers Germany would accept. major turnaround from the high approval ratings she enjoyed in previous years before rising refugee crime; sex attacks in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, asylum seekers turned terrorists attacked people on German soil.
Children are being sexually exploited. Hordes of men are sexually assaulting women. Cars are being set on fire while hand grenades are lobbed at the police.This is Sweden, Swedish police started an anti-groping armband campaign. Officers handed out bracelets at major youth events, such as We Are Sthlm, that read, “Police cordon #don’t grope.” “The campaign has upset many in Sweden, as well as abroad, who doubt those willing to commit sexual assaults care about the message printed on small plastic bracelets.
Hillary Clinton told supporters last year she would not hesitate to bomb Iran.“I want the Iranians to know that if I’m president, we will attack Iran; we would be able to totally obliterate them,” she said at a Dartmouth College campaign event. The Times of Israel reports “Tehran has deployed a recently delivered Russian-made long-range missile system to central Iran to protect its Fordo nuclear facility, state television said Sunday.”
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that 71 cities, counties, schools, departments of transportation, and the entire states of Hawaii and Minnesota, have all been charged with fraud for violations in municipal bond offerings — misleading investors. The SEC found that these municipal issuers sold municipal bonds that contained “materially false statements or omissions about their compliance with continuing disclosure obligations.”
Armenia says it is working on a plan with Iran to create a free economic zone between the two countries. Armenia’s Minister of Economy Artsvik Minasyan has been quoted by the country’s media as saying that the planned zone will help expand relations between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) – a regional economic bloc led by Russia. Iran and Armenia have been recently intensifying efforts to promote their mutual relations lifted their visa regime to enable their citizens to freely commute between the two countries. Iran exportsone million cubic meters of natural gas to Armenia per day.
Republican candidate for Florida House District 86, Laurel Bennett, was shocked over the weekend when she discovered that a local West Palm Beach NBC affiliate, WPTV, reported that she had lost a race even though votes hadn't been cast yet. Why do we need voters when it's far easier to just skip straight to the results?
Newly released emails reveal more ties between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, showing that major donors received special perks. “Hillary Clinton’s senior staff at the State Department routinely worked with the Clinton Foundation to reward big donors with special access and favors for years.”
The State Department expects to release the remaining some 2,700 pages of Hillary Clinton's schedules around December 30, its lawyers told AP in a phone conference this week. The news agency has "formally asked" the State Department to speed up the process so that the documents might be analyzed and published by October 15, some three weeks before the elections. Calling the estimated date of release "unacceptable," Donald Trump's spokesman Jason Miller said in a statement that "voters deserve to know the truth before they cast their ballots."
Now containing 74,000 pages, the federal tax code has almost tripled in the last 30 years. Trying to navigate those regulations can be time consuming; complexity of the US tax code kills entrepreneurship. A simplified tax code would mean money saved on hiring attorneys to help file paperwork. The money that would have been spent on trying to decipher the tax code could be better used in funding new businesses.
In pursuit of high yields, Western investors are paying little interest to Western sanctions imposed against Russian companies. The reason is that investors are optimistic about emerging markets and "thirsty for yields." Currently, popular financials instruments with fixed income provide too low interest rates for markets players who seek high returns from investment. "Investors have been so bullish on emerging-market credit, they don’t seem to differentiate the risk among Russian issuers," July 1, the European Union extended sanctions against Russia for another six months sanctions included a number of Russian state-owned companies, including Rosneft.
The thousands of migrants that flooded into Germany thanks to Chancellor Merkel’s open-door policy should be sent back home within the next three years, Bavaria’s Finance Minister said in an interview with Spiegel newspaper. “We’ve given many people temporary protection from civil wars, but if the situations in their home countries improve, they should return there to rebuild their homelands. The Asylum Procedure Law stipulates that people should return to their homeland when they no longer need to flee.”
Bolivia’s Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes reportedly was kidnapped and killed by striking miners. Bolivian miners have been protesting and blocking roads for two weeks as a new reform is being prepared that would regulate the creation of unions.
The American airline, JetBlue Airways, is scheduled for next week to make the first regular commercial flight between the United States and Cuba after more than half a century. The United States broke off diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1961 and placed an official embargo against the country in 1962.
Praguepot reports that, “You can now legally grow cannabis in Spain. 1967 law forbidding the cultivation of cannabis was mostly ignored. The punishment for small scale growers was often only the destruction of plants and the confiscation of equipment. Growers and shops can now sell seedlings. The one restriction is you still can’t openly grow in a place that is viewable from a public space.
Norwegian government announced plans for erecting a fence similar to the one proposed by the Trump meister near Mexico, with this one to be placed at a Russian border post to deter migrants or refugees entering Norway. number of asylum seekers arriving in Norway actually plummeted by 95 percent in comparison to previous years; result of already stricter border checks as well as coercive tactics adopted, such as the government issuing a number of financial incentives for migrants to leave the country voluntarily. The "build-a-fence" strategy spreading across many European zones reflecting strong shifts in public attitudes against refugees.
The trial of the country’s first female president accused of breaking the budget law opened in Brazil’s capital on Thursday and is broadcast by major TV channels, radio stations and Internet portals. During the first two days the Senate will hear the witnesses. Both the defense and the prosecution parties will address the senators. The exact date of the final vote is yet unknown. A two-thirds majority -54 senators - is needed to remove Rousseff from presidency.
Colombia’s government and the leftist FARC rebel organization have reached a final and comprehensive peace agreement which puts an end to Latin America’s longest war. The FARC campaign against successive Colombian governments began in 1964, leaving more than 220,000 people dead and more than six-and-a-half million displaced. After four years of negotiations, the pace deal will be signed Wednesday evening in Havana, Cuba.
China says it will provide the Syrian military with "medical and nursing professional training," urging a political solution to the conflict in the Arab country. In an apparent move in support of the Syrian government, the Chinese Defense Ministry announced Thursday that the military will provide training for Syrian armed forces on Chinese soil.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pledged to release new "significant" documents from US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign before the election is held in November. "We are working around the clock, we have received quite a lot of material," Assange told Fox News.. "It’s a variety of different types of documents from different types of institutions that are associated with the election campaign… I think it’s significant."
The US Treasury Department has warned about possible retaliation if the European Commission pursues American companies like Apple, Amazon and Starbucks over tax avoidance. Obama administration warned the EU that the investigation could “create an unfortunate international tax policy precedent.”The US also criticized Brussels for setting unfair and “disturbing” precedents and singling out US companies.
Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Tuesday (Aug 23) he does not want a "large Muslim community" and that each EU member should be able to choose how many migrants to accept. "We don't have a large Muslim community here," Sobotka said of the estimated 10,000 to 20,000 Muslims who live in the Central European country of 10.5 million people. "And to be honest, we don't want a large Muslim community to form here, given the problems we're seeing,"
Pinal County, Arizona may bei first county where there are no insurers offering Obamacare plans, after Aetna recently decided to pull out of Arizona. Blue Cross Blue Shield is still providing insurance on the county’s exchange, but they too plan to pull out of the exchange in 2017. Residents of Pinal County who can’t afford private coverage won’t be fined when tax day arrives. Obamacare is falling apart; becoming financially unfeasible, insurance companies can’t stay profitable in many areas.
President Nicolas Maduro is ordering retaliation against managers in government agencies who signed a petition to recall him from office.Socialist party leader Jorge Rodriguez said Monday that Maduro had set a 48-hour deadline for ministers to fire high-ranking public workers who added their names to a petition seeking a new presidential election. The sackings would affect the ministries of food, finance, work and basic business, as well as workers in the office of the president.
The annual joint US-South Korean military exercises known as Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) began yesterday amid rising tensions in Asia fuelled by American military build-up throughout the region. While nominally aimed against North Korea, the war games consolidate Washington’s military alliance with Seoul as it makes preparations for conflict with China. The military drills involve 25,000 US military personnel, 2,500 will come from outside South Korea, operating alongside 75,000 South Korean troops. The US has 28,500 troops stationed permanently in South Korea and is currently restructuring its bases in the country as part of its broader reorganisation of American military forces in the Asia Pacific.
Donald Trump intensified his calls for an investigation into his Democratic rival's emails, saying that a special prosecutor must take over the case. "After the FBI and Department of Justice whitewashed Hillary Clinton’s email crimes, they certainly cannot be trusted to quickly or impartially investigate Hillary Clinton’s new crimes," Trump said. "The Justice Department is required to appoint an independent Special Prosecutor because it has proven itself to be really, sadly a political arm of the White House.”
German government plans to tell citizens to stockpile food and water in case of an attack or catastrophe, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper reported on Sunday. Germany is currently on high alert after two Islamist attacks and a shooting rampage by a mentally unstable teenager last month. Precautionary measures demand that people "prepare appropriately for a development that could threaten our existence and cannot be categorically ruled out in the future; also mentions the necessity of a reliable alarm system, better structural protection of buildings and more capacity in the health system.
Hundreds of thousands of people across Chile have taken part in protests against the country's controversial privatised pension plan. .Organisers said more than one million people joined demonstrations across Chile The scheme was launched in 1981, during the military government of General Augusto Pinochet. Protesters say 10 million people who joined have now been left with very low retirement incomes - less than minimum wage in many cases. They are calling for President Michelle Bachelet to scrap the scheme. The Chilean pension fund system has been praised by pro-market politicians and economists across the world.
Citing an “urgent” need for the Afghanistan National Army to launch additional campaigns against insurgent forces, the US State Department announced a transfer of some 6,000 rifles, chiefly M-16s, to the ANA. Worth roughly $60 million, the State Department says this transfer is evidence of their “commitment to Afghanistan’s security.”"The Afghan National Army (ANA) will use these weapons and equipment in both offensive and defensive operations against insurgents and terrorists within their borders.
The FBI’s year-long investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server uncovered tens of thousands more documents from her time as secretary of state that were not previously disclosed by her attorneys. The State Department is expected to discuss when and how it will release the emails Monday morning in federal court. The total — confirmed by the Justice Department — was disclosed by a conservative legal group after the State Department said last week that it would hand over the emails. The number to be released is nearly 50 percent more than the 30,000-plus that Clinton’s lawyers deemed work-related and returned to the department in December 2014.
Trump: Hillary and Obama have prompted "something worse than the Cold War" through continued saber rattling rather than finding opportunities for compromise and collaboration."Russia can be a tremendous help to us in knocking out ISIS.
Speaking on "MSNBC Live" Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA) was grilled by host Stephanie Ruhle who demanded the Clinton surrogate who was appealing to Hillary’s trustworthiness explain how the former Secretary of State did not commit perjury.
The leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party says that people should have the right to arm themselves with guns and weapons in order to defend themselves following a spate of terrorist attacks that rocked Germany in July.
A two-page letter from Hillary Clinton's doctor a year ago, declaring the former first lady, senator and secretary of state "fit to serve" as president has done little to quell doubts about her health amid a gruelling campaign.Photos of the Democratic presidential nominee being helped up stairs, frequent coughing bouts on the campaign trail and rumors that a 2012 concussion was worse than revealed have made the 68-year old's fitness a campaign issue. Donald Trump: “Hillary Clinton lacks the judgement, the temperament and the moral character to lead this nation, "Importantly, she also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS, and all the many adversaries we face – not only in terrorism, but in trade and every other challenge we must confront to turn this country around.”
The Justice Department plans to end its use of private prisons after officials concluded the facilities are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services than those run by the government. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced the decision on Thursday in a memo that instructs officials to either decline to renew the contracts for private prison operators when they expire or “substantially reduce” the contracts’ scope. The goal, Yates wrote, is “reducing — and ultimately ending — our use of privately operated prisons.”
In an unprecedented show of military power, the US Air Force has for the first time flown all three of the country’s strategic bombers B-52, B-1B, and B-2 in one formation in the vicinity of disputed waters that China has repeatedly vowed to defend.
A top North Korean diplomat has abandoned his post in the UK and defected with his wife and children to seek asylum in South Korea. The dramatic move comes as 13 other North Korean defectors have also been given permission to apply for asylum.
Hundreds of Chinese vessels sailing close to the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea have reportedly been captured on camera by Japan’s Coast Guard. It shows what Japan said were multiple Chinese vessels traveling near the Senkaku Islands – known in China as the Diaoyu Islands – as well as Japanese patrol ships trying to prevent the Chinese ships from advancing into the disputed area. The Senkaku Islands are administered by Japan but are claimed by China.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced a 50-percent hike in minimum wage with a soaring inflation leaving the South American country on the verge of economic collapse; .comes into effect on September 1, applies to all workers earning minimum wage and all public employees, members of the armed forces and pensioners. "This is the third (minimum wage) hike this year."
Military service members on active duty spent $24 million in food stamps at military commissary shops from September 2014 to August 2015, 45 percent of students in schools run by the military are eligible for free or reduced-price meal programs. Food insecurity among active-duty soldiers triggered by a number of different factors: low pay among lower-ranking enlistees, high unemployment of military spouses, larger household sizes, challenges around activation, deployment and unexpected financial emergencies.
In 2005, the FDA banned websites from posting information regarding the health benefits of cherries, which include lowered risk of colon cancer, easing of arthritis symptoms, lowering of cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease, to name just a few. "According to the FDA, when cherry companies disseminate this peer-reviewed scientific information, the cherries become 'unapproved new drugs' and are subject to seizure. The FDA warned that if those involved in 'cherry trafficking' continue to inform consumers about these scientific studies, criminal prosecutions would ensue."
Beijing and Damascus have agreed that the Chinese military will have closer ties with Syria, and provide humanitarian aid to the civil war torn nation, a high-ranking People's Liberation Army officer said, adding that the training of Syrian personnel by Chinese instructors has also been discussed, according to Xinhua.
The US Department of State has agreed to release the emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during the criminal investigation into the use of her private server, the US watchdog group Judicial Watch reported on Tuesday. FBI Director James Comey noted that Clinton has been extremely reckless in managing highly sensitive government information and has shared through the unprotected server tens of classified emails.
Donald Trump called Monday for "extreme vetting" of immigrants seeking admission to the United States, vowing to block those who sympathize with extremist groups or don't embrace American values. He said the policy would first require a temporary halt in immigration from dangerous regions of the world. Trump also said his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton lacks the "mental and physical stamina" to take on the Islamic State;destroying the terror group would be the centerpiece of his foreign policy and he would partner with any countries that share that goal - specifically singling out Russia as a nation the U.S. could have a better relationship with.
A Navy sailor facing the possibility of years in prison for taking a handful of classified photos inside a nuclear submarine is making a bid for leniency by citing the decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over classified information authorities say was found in her private email account.
Hundreds of South Koreans have protested against the planned deployment of an advanced US missile system which has become a lightning rod for new tensions in the region. Many of the protesters, melon farmers from Seongju region, voiced concern that deploying the missile system will jeopardize the environment. The demonstrators also fear that the area will become a target in potential conflicts with South Korea’s adversaries, particularly North Korea.
Four states have already legalized marijuana at the ballot box, Colorado and Washington in 2012 and Alaska and Oregon in 2014. The District of Columbia also legalized marijuana—but not commercial sales—in 2014. If all five states vote for pot, we could wake up on November 9 with nearly a quarter of the nation living under marijuana legalization. Here are the five states:
1. Arizona 2. California 3 Maine 4. Massachusetts 5. Nevada
hortly after they realized the potential for wind energy creation in Wyoming, renewable energy companies began constructing turbines on private property and then selling the clean power they generated to the residents. So, lawmakers decided to tax it. For the last several years, Wyoming has been taxing the power generated by wind turbines at $1 per megawatt. “The question is if wind rights should be severable from surface ownership,
After Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg, Ankara says the next administration in Syria should be inclusive and secular so that everyone can live with their beliefs. This is as close as Turkey has ever come to accept that Assad has a legitimate role to play.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker activated the National Guard to lend assistance to Milwaukee law enforcement if any further riots erupt in the city following the police killing of an armed suspect.
In a bid to secure support from euro-skeptics within the French Republican Party and garner support from nationalist hardliners, the former President has done the unthinkable by putting his support behind a national referendum. Opposition to the European Union has swelled throughout France in recent months
Donald Trump said Saturday that his true opponent in the general election is the media. “I’m not running against crooked Hillary, I’m running against the crooked media,” Trump said at a rally in Fairfield, Conn. “That’s what I’m running against, I’m not running against crooked Hillary.”
Monsanto made the decision to give up on its seed plant after three years of protests from local citizens and GMO-free campaigners from all over Argentina. In 2014, activists forced to Monsanto to stop the construction of the plant by using coordinated protest techniques at the construction site. A spokesman for Monsanto told Argentinian media organizations that
“An investment of almost 1500 million makes no sense,” forced to admit that protests, local pressure, and resistance by environmentalists, anti-GMO activists and local residents part of the reason the company decided to dismantle the plant.
Xi Jinping delivered what Western analysts are calling an "incendiary speech" in which he called for a military union with Russia that would render NATO "powerless" and "put an end to the imperialist desires of the West.""The world is on the verge of radical change," said the increasingly frustrated Chinese President. "We see how the European Union is gradually collapsing, as is the US economy – it is all over for the new world order Xi Jinping declared "it will never be as it was before, in 10 years we will have a new world order in which the key will be the union of China and Russia."
4,000 supporters of marijuana legalization in Germany rolled through central Berlin. Demonstrators called on the government to allow marijuana for a broader medical use and stop prosecution for its possession with no incidents or arrests Largest demonstration for the legalization of Cannabis as commodity, medicine, and natural stimulant in Germany, Marijuana is illegal under the German law, but small amounts of it are sometimes tolerated by police.
The Western-backed regime in Ukraine announced Thursday that it was placing its military forces on the highest state of combat alert amid the ratcheting up of tensions with Russia in the wake of a reported terrorist provocation in Russian-ruled Crimea. Moscow announced the staging of maneuvers in the Black Sea, with the Russian navy rehearsing tactics for the repulsion of a attack on Crimea. Moscow has charged the Ukrainian government with organizing a terrorist attack aimed at striking vital infrastructure inside Crimea,
Over the past two years the German government has allowed well over a million refugees from around the world, to seek asylum within their borders. Ironically, these refugees have made Germany so dangerous, that some of their own citizens are seeking asylum elsewhere. On New Year’s Eve 2015, the Griesbach family hopped in their VW camper van, and drove to Moscow. Upon arrival, they asked the Russian government for asylum, because they feel that their homeland is no longer safe due to the influx of migrants. According to their father, “We don’t feel like Germany is a safe place for us.
Some French politicians are calling for local officials to be permitted to carry weapons “for security” reasons, but hundreds of French Twitter are outraged, as the move is backed by a gunsmith/mayor. Guy Lauret, the first deputy of the mayor of Vendargues in southern France, sent a letter to his colleagues, Senator Mayor Jean-Pierre Grand and Deputy Fanny Dombre-Coste: The issue is to allow mayors and first deputies to carry weapons, because public events need to be guarded, and the deputies are the people who are there 100 percent,” Lauret wrote, as quoted by Le Midi Libre media outlet..
Donald Trump made a accusation against President Barack Obama during a Florida rally Wednesday night, telling supporters the commander in chief is the "founder of ISIS.""ISIS is honoring president Obama," the Republican presidential nominee said during a rally at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. "He is the founder of ISIS. He founded ISIS. And, I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton.
Within the mountains of email texts, was a paid segment by the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), encouraging politicians to be wary of marijuana legalization. Industries who need you locked in a cage for possessing a plant in order to ensure their job security:
1 – Police Unions:number one contributor to politicians for their votes to lock you in a cage for a plant.
2 – Private Prison Corporations: constantly pushing for stricter laws to keep dollars flowing.
3 – Alcohol and Beer Companies: These giant corporations hate competition,
4 – Pharmaceutical Corporations Big pharma uses the force of the state to legislate out competition.
5 – Prison Guard Unions: scared of losing their jobs,
Chairman Xi Jinping: "The world is on the verge of radical change. We see how the European Union is gradually collapsing, as is the US economy it is all over for the new world order. So, it will never again be as it was before, in 10 years we will have a new world order in which the key will be the union of China and Russia. "
Video from Donald Trump’s speech last week in Daytona Beach shows ABC News cutting the live fed as Trump begins to talk about Hillary Clinton’s connection to ISIS. “Take a look at Orlando, take a look at San Bernardino, take a look at the World Trade Center,” states Trump, before adding, “And we let ISIS take this position, it was Hillary Clinton that….she should get an award from them as the founder of ISIS. That’s what it ”ABC News’ live stream coverage then immediately cuts out and goes to background music. The video comes back in but with Trump muted before returning to full coverage. Last month, CNN reporter Brianna Keilar began talking about Hillary’s support for anti-crime legislation in the 90’s which contributed to the “mass incarceration” of black people before the video was immediately cut.
US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met with Israeli counterpart at Pentagon to discuss new multi-billion-dollar military assistance package currently in negotiation between Obama and Netanyahu. The package, proposed by the White House calls for unprecedented $40 billion in military aid over next ten years, largest appropriation of foreign financial aid in world history, higher than previous $30-billion agreement 10 years ago Israeli PM expressed unwillingness to accept less than $50 billion. Israel may be reticent to push the Obama Administration too strongly, may not be able to negotiate as large a subsidy from next president. Donald Trump: US is giving away too much money to foreign governments.
The United States has approved the sale of more than 130 Abrams tanks, 20 armored recovery vehicles and other equipment worth about $1.15 billion to Saudi Arabia.The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which is part of the Pentagon and facilitates foreign arms sales, informed lawmakers on Tuesday that the State Department has approved the deal.The potential sale to Saudi Arabia still faces approval by Congress, which could block it. The agency said the sale would contribute to US national security by improving the security of a regional ally.
New draft legislation proposed by the Italian government could see parents imprisoned for feeding their children a vegan diet. Those legally responsible for under-16s who display signs of malnutrition resulting in illness or long-term health problems could be sentenced for up to four years following several high-profile cases in the country. In four cases over the last 18 months, malnourished children were hospitalized after being fed a vegan diet. The head pediatrician at the Milan hospital said children being raised on a vegan diet should be given supplements, particularly iron and calcium.
The Rio 2016 Games are the first to have a team of refugees compete, in recognition of the 60 million refugees around the world. Athletes from Syria, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo were chosen to represent the refugee team, which has been handed a group of coaches and support staff to help them during the Games. Although the Olympics may offer a handful of refugees a temporary home in Brazil, the event itself has directly forced around 77,000 Brazilian natives from their homes to make way for infrastructure.
Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan presented a united front at their first meeting since Turkey shot down a Russian plane last year, promising to rapidly rebuild a damaged economic relationship and find a new common policy for solving the Syrian conflict.. Putin: “We have gone through a very difficult moment in the relationship between our two countries, but now we would all like to overcome it in the interests of both our peoples,”
Despite the recent US charm offensive against India, New Delhi has resisted the temptation, remaining committed to the BRICS ideal of multi-polarity. India maintains mutually beneficial relations with China. Moscow and Delhi continue with long-planned sensitive military collaborations, involving technology transfers that Russia does not offer to any other nation. Prime examples include the Sukhoi PAK-FA/FGFA 5th Generation stealth fighter project; the joint hypersonic Brahmos cruise missile project; and India's preference for the Russian IL-78MD-90A aircraft, worth $2bn over the Airbus 330.
Suspicions over Hillary’s health have raged in recent days, with the Drudge Report running a series of headlines highlighting her numerous falls and difficulties walking. Other questions continue to swirl, including claims that one of Hillary’ “handlers,” who calmed her during the recent interruption of one of her speeches, carries around an auto-injector syringe for the administration of the anti-seizure drug Diazepam.
It was 'very imp[ortant]' to review Clinton's phone-call schedule with her, Abedin cautioned an underling via email, because 'she's often confused.' The email comes from Judicial Watch, which obtained it through a FOIA lawsuit against the State Department.
Trump said no business should pay more than 15 percent of its income in taxes, a major drop from the current 35 percent corporate tax rate.Trump said he wants to simplify the tax code, which currently has seven tax brackets, to three: 12 percent, 25 percent and 33 percent of income after deductions. Trump's proposal from last year had envisioned four brackets: zero, 10 percent, 20 percent and 25 percent.
The Clinton campaign’s rush into the comforting arms of McCarthyism to dodge the scandal around the WikiLeaks DNC file dump has now gone completely off the rails. John Aravosis, the editor of the pro-Hillary AMERICAblog and a former colleague of the presidential candidate during his time with the Children’s Defense Fund, penned an attack editorial against Jill Stein on Saturday alleging that the anti-war Green Party candidate was somehow in league with Russia.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told a vast rally in Istanbul that he would approve the return of the death penalty if it was backed by parliament and the public.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton confirmed she plans to raise taxes by at least $1 trillion dollars during an interview with New York Daily News released Monday. Trump plan to cut the corporate tax rate to 15 percent.
Trump’s following on the major social media networks absolutely blow Clinton out of the water. Facebook Trump: 10,174,358 Likes Clinton: 5,385,959 Likes.Twitter Trump: 10.6 million followers Hillary: 8.1 million followers Youtube Live Stream Trump: Averages 30,000 live viewers per stream Clinton: Averages 500 live viewers per stream Instagram Trump: 2.2 million followers Clinton: 1.8 million followers Reddit Trump: 197,696 subscribers Hillary: 24,429 subscribers Hillary for Prison: 55,228 subscribers.
Japan has filed a protest to Beijing after the discovery that China installed radar equipment in a gas exploration platform close to disputed waters in the East China Sea.Japan fears the radar, a type commonly found on patrol ships and not necessary for gas field development, could be a sign China intends to use gas exploration platforms in the disputed waters as military stations, Japanese media said. Japan has been calling on China to halt construction of oil and gas exploration platforms in the East China Sea, accusing it of unilateral development despite a 2008 agreement to maintain cooperation on resources development in the area, where no official border between them has been drawn.
One million employees from nearly 80,000 branches of state and private sector banks in India joined a one-day strike on July 29, chiefly against the privatisation of state-owned banks by the Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP)-led government. India’s financial sectors were virtually paralysed, affecting about 75 percent of the daily average of paper-clearing transactions. Lack of recruitment over the past two decades has led to more than 300,000 vacancies in the public sector banks, increasing the workload of the remaining workers. Bank employees are also opposing the outsourcing of jobs
People of this country don’t want somebody that’s going to short circuit up here. Honestly, I don’t think she’s all there," said Trump. "She’s totally unhinged."She took a little short circuit in the brain."
Admittance of migrants will cost Italy’s budget a sum of 1.5 billion euro in 2016, or by 500 million euro more than in 2015, Mario Morcone, director of the Italian interior ministry’s migration and civil freedoms department, told TASS on Friday. According to Morcone, Italy has admitted about 140,000 migrants since the beginning of the year.
Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation last week which makes Illinois the third largest state in the country to decriminalize minor marijuana offenses. The new law makes having 10 grams or less of marijuana a civil offense as opposed to a criminal one. Thus, the penalty for possession of over 10 grams will be a fine of up to 200 dollars. The law also sets an official standard for what will be considered too impaired to drive. Previously, any trace amount of marijuana at all was considered impaired, new law creates a standard of 5 nanograms of THC in the driver’s blood within two hours of consumption.
Last week, US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called Russian President Vladimir Putin a 'throwback' to Russia's imperial past, adding that Russia is desperately trying to look like a 'co-equal' to the US superpower. Needless to say, Russian observers see things just a little differently.
According to a NY Times article, the Obama administration wants DHS to run our electronic ballot casting system. DHS wants to classify our election process as “critical infrastructure."Critical infrastructure is defined by DHS as "sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety." DHS/TSA have been accused of corruption.
The official platform of the Black Lives Matter movement has triggered criticism from Jewish organizations for accusing Israel of genocide against the Palestinians and calling the country “an apartheid state,” criticizes the US government for providing military and financial aid to Israel, “a state that practices systematic discrimination and has maintained a military occupation of Palestine for decades.” The movement urged the US government to stop its support to Israel.
US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte July 30 in Manila and pledged $32 million to fund Duterte’s anti-drug campaign, an operation that involves death squads, police murders and concentration camps. Since Duterte took office at the end of June, more than 500 alleged criminals have been killed by police and vigilante groups.
Tuesday, July 26, Florida's Environmental Regulation Commission voted 3-2 in favor of passing controversial new water quality standards that will raise the maximum allowable levels of more than two dozen cancer-causing chemicals to be dumped into the state's rivers and streams.
Not only is Hillary Clinton a liar, a fraud, a scam artist, and an all-around mean and nasty individual, there are growing signs that she might be seriously unwell, and as the stress of the campaign grows, those signs are becoming more obvious to everyone. By now, you’ve probably seen the funny memes about Hillary Clinton’s bizarre facial tick and coughing fits. You may have also wondered about her strange bouts of hysterical laughter. It seems the Clintons are both suffering from neurological issues, and possibly other health issues as well.
Washington has raised the cost of being a member of its Empire too high. France and Germany are beginning to exercise independent policies toward Russia French Senate voted overwhelmingly to urge the government to gradually reduce economic sanctions on Russia amid growing opposition. Politicians in Italy, Belgium, and Cyprus are taking the same tack. Politicians in Greece and Hungary have also questioned the sanctions.. So does Donald Trump.
US whistleblower Edward Snowden published a vaguely worded tweet on Wednesday that has aroused curiosity in the Twittersphere.The post reads like a cryptic rallying call, asking former colleagues of the NSA contractor to contact him, saying "It’s time."In 2013, Snowden leaked intelligence documents that unveiled extent of the National Security Agency’s domestic spying apparatus. He currently lives in exile in Russia, faces charges of espionage and theft of government property in the US.
Kinda seems like we’ve heard promises like this many times before by now, but according to new reports, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says another dump is on the way, and this time it will include enough info to lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton.
The Global Times, a state-owned Chinese newspaper, last weekend published an editorial bluntly warning the Australian government against interfering in territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Entitled “‘Paper cat’ Australia will learn its lesson,” the comment declared: “If Australia steps into South China Sea waters, it will be an ideal target for China to warn and strike.”
Three senior officials with the Democratic National Committee have resigned, the DNC said on Tuesday, amid a shake-up following a hack of thousands of emails that embarrassed the party just as it staged its national convention last week. The resignations of DNC Chief Executive Officer Amy Dacey, Communications Director Luis Miranda and Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall were announced by interim Chairwoman Donna Brazile. Brazile, who took over the role after Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down last week, did not mention the hacks or give a reason for the resignations.
In Obama’s second term, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton authorized the shipment of American-made arms to Qatar, a country beholden to the Muslim Brotherhood, and friendly to the Libyan rebels, in an effort to topple the Libyan/Gaddafi government, and then ship those arms to Syria in order to fund Al Qaeda, and topple Assad in Syria.
US Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein has said that both the Republican and Democratic Parties are controlled by predatory banks, fossil fuel giants, insurance companies and war profiteers. Dr. Stein said the American public has rejected both the Republican and Democratic Parties.
President Barack Obama signed into law, S. 764, which was the newest manifestation of the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know).The DARK Acts were a way to establish federal labeling – i.e. the lack of GM labeling – and would banish all state labeling initiatives under a federal standard. The federal measure authored by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and fast-tracked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (no committee, no debate) has now quelled all state efforts for clear text labeling of genetically modified organisms in food.
Donald Trump:"I'm afraid the election's gonna be rigged, I have to be honest," Trump has often questioned the integrity of the primary contests in both parties, his newest remarks seemed to begin laying groundwork for him to contest the Nov. 8 election results. Trump adviser Roger Stone:"If there’s voter fraud, this election will be illegitimate, the election of the winner will be illegitimate, we will have a constitutional crisis, widespread civil disobedience, and the government will no longer be the government."
Germany has said it will not be “blackmailed” by Turkey after Ankara threatened to renounce its March migrant treaty with the EU unless the bloc granted visa-free travel to Turkish citizens. The row over the deal came as Berlin and Ankara clashed over a decision by the German authorities not to let Turkey’s president address a pro-democracy rally in Cologne at the weekend by video link. The Turkish foreign ministry on Monday summoned Germany’s charge d’affaires over the issue.
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