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Democratic presidential contenders of 2020 | Pictures | Reuters BILL DE BLASIO: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, an unapologetically progressive Democrat who has been a frequent critic of the Trump administration's policies, has decided to go after the presiden BILL DE BLASIO: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, an unapologetically progressive Democrat who has been a frequent critic of the Trump administration's policies, has decided to go after the president's job After working for her father's anti-gay advocacy group and drafting relevant legislation, she was forced to apologize for her past views on same-sex marriage
WW3 fears: Does THIS prove Soviet Union thought nuclear war WOULD happen? WORLD WAR 3 looked more than possible during the height of the Cold War in the Eighties – but could the actions of the Soviet Union prove they were more scared than the US of the possibility of all-out war? On January 26, Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark announced that Canada, like the US, would boycott the Olympic Games if Soviet forces did not leave Afghanistan by 20 February 1980 Several historians now view Soviet behaviour in this period as being indicative of a country terrified of Reagan's aggressive rhetoric
US military build up 'sparked by Iran loading missiles onto small boats' in Persian Gulf The US military build-up in the Persian Gulf was sparked by photographs showing Iranian Revolutionary Guards loading assembled missiles onto small boats, potentially to be fired at US warships. Brett McGurk (@brett_mcgurk) May 15, 2019 The UK has not followed the American lead and British diplomats remain at their posts in both Baghdad and in Irbil, the capital of the Kurdish region Most analysts believe Iran provides some funding and arms to the Houthis but they are largely independent
US sets course for its next Middle Eastern war of choice Any such conflict could induce a geopolitical earthquake to exceed what followed the US-led invasion of Iraq In a testimony to Congress last month, Mr Pompeo implied the US could go to war with Iran today under the original 2001 authorisation By Mr Cheney’s measure, therefore, the world should take out insurance against America’s next war of choice
Analysis | Power Up: John Bolton and Trump are ‘in a different place’ on Iran as tensions rise Yet conservatives say Trump was well-aware of Bolton’s interventionist views. Reach out, sign up, and forward to your friends, please (Elijah Nouvelage for The Washington Post) Outside the Beltway ALABAMA GOV View this post on Instagram A cartoon by @j.a.k. About that bailout: Perdue says farmer aid package still a work in progress
Colombia court order to free ex-Farc guerrilla causes alarm The JEP’s order to free him comes as a blow not only to US authorities and Mr Duque but also to the state prosecutor’s office, which has been locked in a power struggle with the JEP over jurisdiction in cases involving former Farc guerrillas Before his arrest last April, he had been due to take up one of 10 parliamentary seats awarded to the Farc under the terms of the peace accords
Perspective | Trump’s Iran policy is rooted in lies. The kind that got us into the Iraq War. Failing to see his dishonesty for what it is could have devastating consequences. President Trump speaks to the press on the White House South Lawn Tuesday The State Department has drawn down some of our personnel in nearby Baghdad, again citing unspecified threats from Iran The ideological agenda behind the administration’s rhetoric and policies is clear
Maduro’s minister secretly meets with Guaido’s representative STALIN in Norway – reports Envoys representing the Venezuelan opposition and government are meeting in Norway, multiple reports said. The news comes two weeks after Juan Guaido failed to rally troops to oust Nicholas Maduro. Norway had earlier publicly offered its help in mediating the conflict His call for servicemen to defect and make a move against the government sparked sporadic clashes across the nation’s capital, Caracas Trends: US-backed coup in Venezuela newsVenezuela news
Opinion | What the Trump White House understands about Iran This conflict isn’t about Bolton or Pompeo or any other U.S.official. It’s about the mullahs in Tehran. Both are advising President Trump in the same fashion; both believe and have publicly argued that Iran was, is and will remain a rogue regime as long as theocrats bent on the destruction of Israel and the triumph of its Shiite ideology over Sunni Islam remain in power
The Occidental-Anadarko Petroleum Merger's Crude Truth About Oil Prices CEO Vicki Hollub just took the biggest poker hand in the American oil patch. But she shouldn’t count her winnings just yet. Which brings us back to Occidental’s all-in, table-clearing bid for Anadarko, and the hunt for scale in the Permian More must-read stories from Fortune : The 2019 Fortune 500 list demonstrates the prize of size The Fortune 500 has more female CEOs than ever before Fortune 500 CEO Survey: The results are in What the Fortune 500 would look like as a microbiome Why the giants among this year’s Fortune 500 should intimidate you Sign up for The Ledger , a weekly newsletter on the intersection of technology and finance
How Congress can stop Trump from going to war with Iran A bill introduced in the House and Senate would prevent Trump from attacking Iran without congressional authorization. The Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2019, recently introduced in the Senate by New Mexico Democrat Tom Udall and in the House by California Democrat Anna Eshoo, would do that This would be easier since we already have a military base there Let’s get rid of the Castros’ pernicious influence in Latin America once and for all
Your Thursday Briefing Iran, Immigration, Jeff Koons: Here’s what you need to know. Here’s what else is happening Air transport ban: The U.S. suspended all passenger and cargo flights to Venezuela because of security concerns over the country’s political crisis • The Weekly, The New York Times’s first major foray into TV news, will premiere on June 2 on FX, and will be streamable on Hulu starting June 3
German biscuit heiress admits Nazi comments were ‘thoughtless’ and apologies Vera Bahlsen, 25, says comments about family firm's use of forced labour were 'thoughtless' amid calls for boycott of brand India is one of the leading producers of tropical and subtropical fruits in the world and is said to be the world's largest mango producer EPA 3/50 13 May 2019 A nurse carries a newborn baby after a fire broke out on the terrace of a children's hospital building in Ahmedabad, India Reuters 4/50 12 May 2019 Members of the action group Extinction Rebellion hold banners in front of the Eiffel Tower after spilling fake blood on the Trocadero esplanade during a demonstration to alert on the state of decline of biodiversity, in Paris
China confirms formal arrest of two Canadians after months-long detention China has officially arrested two Canadian citizens who have been detained for months on national security grounds in a case that has exacerbated tensions between Beijing and Ottawa. Initially, the Canadians were accused of activities that endanger China’s security – a phrase that Beijing uses to describe espionage Trump ready to ‘intervene’ in Huawei CFO case if it helps close deal with China Meng, who is currently on bail, faces charges of fraud related to an alleged breach of US sanctions on Iran Trends: Canada newsChina newsTrade War news
The Oligarch Takeover of US media Back in 1983, 50 corporations controlled most of the American media, but by 1992 the number had dropped by half, and by 2000 there were left only 5 corporations wielding totalitarian control over the media. Their control covers all the means for expression of speech and ideas: television, movies, radio, books, music, news feeds. They have each established uncontested monopolies in their respective sectors, with the exception of Apple who controls the mobile phone market in a duopoly with Google’s Android based platforms Available at:
Saudi-UAE coalition carries out deadly air raids on Yemen's Sanaa At least six killed and dozens injured, sources tell Al Jazeera, as coalition jets hit residential areas in the capital. Arrabyee said residential areas in the middle of Sanaa, in the most crowded areas were randomly bombed and many houses were reduced to the ground The intervention has retaken much of the south but the capital and most of the populous central highlands remain in rebel hands
Saudi-led coalition in Yemen strikes Sanaa, casualties reported The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen carried out several air strikes on the... COALITION VOWS TO HIT HARD Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday that armed drones attacked two oil pumping stations in the kingdom but did not disrupt output or exports The pact, the first major breakthrough in over four years, stalled for months amid deep suspicion among all parties, but special envoy Martin Griffiths secured some progress when the Houthis started withdrawing from three ports last Saturday Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Houthi drone attacks in Saudi are 'war crime': Saudi-led coalition... The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said it considers this week's drone attack... DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said it considers this week’s drone attacks by Houthis on Saudi oil installations a war crime, Al Arabiya news channel reported on Thursday The coalition carried out several air strikes on Thursday on the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, which is held by the Houthis, in retaliation for Tuesday’s drone attacks Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
easyJet flights: How pilots might see exploding LAND MINES on new flight route EASYJET pilots might see land mines exploding near the airport of one of the company’s new routes to the Middle East, a documentary revealed. Aqaba's attractions include its beaches, snorkelling and scuba diving, plus access to the south of the country, including the famous city of Petra and the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum The Foreign Office advises against all but essential travel to within 3km of the border with Syria As a result, many religious followers find themselves travelling to Jordan and further on to Jerusalem
Not at All Suspicious: Who Would Want to Sabotage Four Oil Tankers in the Persian Gulf? After dramatic and patently scripted warnings of “Iranian aggression” by bellicose US officials, there then follows – conveniently enough – an alleged sabotage incident in the Persian Gulf region implicating Iran. The wording out of Washington is so vague and subjective that it lends itself to any kind of perceived provocation American criminal aggression is, incredibly, again being laundered with a moral license by lying corporate mass media which have the gall to call their blatant war propaganda a news service