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Empire Loyalists Grieve Resignation of Moderate Psychopath Nikki Haley Whether it’s been blocking any condemnation of or UN investigation into the slaughter of unarmed Palestinian protesters via sniper fire, calling for a coalition against Syria and its allies to prevent them from fighting western-backed terrorist factions, outright lying about Iran to advance this administration’s regime change agenda in that nation, her attempts to blame Iran for Saudi Arabia’s butchery of Yemeni civilians with the help of the US and UK, her calls for sanctions against Russia even beyond those this administration has been willing to implement, her warmongering against North Korea, and many, many examples from a list far too long to get into here, Haley has made death and destruction her life’s mission every day of her gore-spattered tenure
Opinion | Jamal Khashoggi’s fate casts a harsh light on Trump’s friendship with Saudi Arabia The administration seems determined to maintain close ties with the Saudi royal family - no matter how badly they behave Trump’s despicable dictator worship sends an unequivocal signal that the man in the Oval Office doesn’t just tolerate dictators and authoritarian despots, but admires them We’ll soon find out whether Trump is a diplomatic weakling in the pocket of authoritarian princes from an absolute monarchy
What's on the agenda for Trump and Kanye West at their White House lunch 'He's a different kind of guy and that's OK with me,' the president says of the rapper On 22 August, 27 unaccompanied minors were let off from the ship, assisted by Red Cross, UNHCR and Save the Children EPA 46/50 25 August 2018 Rohingya refugees during a protest march after attending a ceremony to remember the first anniversary of a military crackdown that prompted a massive exodus of people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia AFP/Getty 47/50 24 August 2018 US President Donald Trump sits with children during a tour of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio AFP/Getty 48/50 23 August 2018 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia EPA 49/50 22 August 2018 High waves hit Jeju Island, South Korea, as powerful Typhoon Soulik gradually approaches the Korean Peninsula EPA 50/50 21 August 2018 A Palestinian man throws his child in the air following morning prayers marking the first day of Eid al-Adha celebrations on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem's Old City
6.7 times the force of gravity: ISS crew survive Soyuz rocket failure A Soyuz spacecraft headed for the International Space Station has been forced to make an emergency landing. The boys have landed, Mission Control assured the International Space Station crew Reuters Space Science USA Russia Most Viewed in World Loading Please explain Our weekly podcast giving you insight into the stories that drive the nation
Rand Paul suggests cutting off military aid to Saudi Arabia until missing journalist is found Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has said he will introduce a bill that would cut off military aid to Saudi Arabia until the missing Saudi-born dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is found safe and well. We sell billions of $ of weapons to them and assist with their war in Yemen READ MORE: Missing Saudi journalist: BBC slammed for releasing off-air Khashoggi interview Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of senators have united to demand an investigation into Khashoggi's case under the Magnitsky Act, which could result in sanctions being placed on Riyadh within 120 days
The Nobel committee shines a spotlight on rape in conflict An evil that is more lamented than understood One 30-year-old, suffering intermittent bleeding after being raped in a forest, says she was feeling weak that day Whether they are growing less common is hard to say When she limped into his clinic, Gloria half collapsed against a tree in the courtyard When I go back to my community I will walk through the village to show everyone I am alive, she says
Amazon scraps 'sexist AI' recruitment tool Members of the team working on the system said it effectively taught itself that male candidates were preferable Eid al-Adha is the holiest of the two Muslims holidays celebrated each year, it marks the yearly Muslim pilgrimage (Hajj) to visit Mecca, the holiest place in Islam Support free-thinking journalism and subscribe to Independent Minds As the tech industry creates artificial intelligence, there is the risk that it inserts sexism, racism and other deep-rooted prejudices into code that will go on to make decisions for years to come Amazon did not immediately respond to The Independent ’s request for comment
Ebola could spread to Uganda, Rwanda, WHO warns Warning comes as trial of therapeutic Ebola treatment is under discussion and could begin in weeks, WHO chief says. Salama also disclosed that the clinical trial of therapeutic Ebola treatment is under discussion and could begin in weeks {articleGUID} This is a sign not only that the outbreak is not under control, but that without full engagement from the community things could get a lot worse, said Michelle Gayer, the IRC's senior director of emergency health
Pope visit to North Korea feasible if well prepared, South Korean... A trip by Pope Francis to North Korea is "a dream that can be realized"... If the pope goes there, it will be a gigantic step, a qualitative step for the Korean peninsula, for its pacification, said You, who was in Rome for a meeting of bishops from around the world known as a synod But before you do something you have to do the groundwork When the groundwork is done, the pope can go, he said Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
A Photo Editor’s Nest Goes From Empty to Full, as #ThisIs18 Is Born As I dropped off one 18-year-old, I inherited more than two dozen other young adults: girls from around the world who were taking photos for an exciting, visually driven New York Times project. Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times (In the end, 22 photographers made the cut.) It required color-coding spreadsheets Keep up with Times Insider stories on Twitter, via the Reader Center: @ReaderCenter
Does the Jamal Khashoggi case show tyrants are enjoying an "age of impunity"? Prominent journalist's disappearance is latest case to raise dark questions about whether the world really cares about the truth BEIRUT -- The disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist raises a dark question for anyone who dares criticize governments or speak out against those in power: Will the world have their back Russia Russia has been accused of going after turncoat spies without paying much attention to borders and international norms
From self-spreading vaccines to 3D drugs: the tech that will stop a pandemic Vaccines that spread through populations like viruses, 3D printed drugs and greater use of drones and robotics are the latest weapons that could be unleashed in the fight against an emerging infectious disease outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US is looking at patches to be used in global health settings but they could also be modified for emergency use Newsletter promotion - global health security - end of article Protect yourself and your family by learning more about Global Health Security
Rebel Afghan militia leader defies government as arrest bid fails A standoff over a militia commander in central Afghanistan who has defied attemp... Mohammad Mohaqeq, a powerful Hazara leader, said Alipur was commander of the people’s uprising force and called the attempted arrest, an excuse to expand the conflict in Hazara communities DISCRIMINATION Hazaras have long been discriminated against in Afghanistan and although the war has affected all ethnic groups, in recent years they have suffered many attacks on mosques, cultural centers and residential areas as well as being targeted on provincial highways Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Trump says U.S. working with Turkey, Saudis on journalist probe The United States has investigators overseas to assist Turkey in its probe over ... and we’re probably getting closer than you might think Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen who had lived in Washington for the past year, has not been heard from or seen since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul more than one week ago Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Saudi Arabia must halt Yemen strikes: U.N. child rights panel A U.N. human rights watchdog called on Saudi Arabia on Thursday to immediately h... So that’s one in five civilians killed is a child under 18 All sides have attacked civilian targets in Yemen including homes, medical facilities, schools, farms, weddings and markets, in breach of international law, the panel said Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
S-300 vs F-35: Stealth and Invincible Are Not Synonymous How effective is the S-300 PMU-2 "Favorit" that Russia has just delivered to Syria? Especially when employed against the F-35 stealth fighters that Israel intends to make more use of when attacking targets in Syria? Who has the edge? This is truly a hot topic for the press right now. How effective is the S-300 PMU-2 Favorit that Russia has just delivered to Syria It would be better, of course, to avoid the military hostilities and leave this as a theoretical, unanswered question, because no definite answer is possible until a real shootout takes place Its ability to remain invisible is reduced as soon as the radar is turned on
US, Russian astronauts safe after emergency landing Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia were safe after an emergency landing Thursday in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station. Search and rescue teams were immediately scrambled to recover the crew and paratroopers were dropped from a plane to reach the site and help the rescue effort ___ This version is corrected to say that there are currently three astronauts aboard the International Space Station
Trump frets over arms sales as worldwide outrage over disappearance of Saudi critic grows President Donald Trump has demanded answers from Saudi Arabia after the suspected murder of a US-based Saudi critic in Turkey, but ultimately seemed unwilling to block arms sales to the country. Saudi Arabia is widely suspected of having murdered Jamal Khashoggi in its Istanbul consulate October 2. US Senators and global authorities have expressed outrage at the critics disappearance, with one saying the US should consider halting arms sales We have jobs, we have a lot of things happening in this country But the US has long argued that if Saudi Arabia stops buying US arms, it would simply look to Russia or China to fill the need
Members of BTS, the South Korea boy band with global following, to enlist in military Despite calls for exemptions for South Korea’s biggest pop-culture export, top officials said members of the boy band would fulfill military duties. In July a South Korean lawmaker, Ha Tae-kyung, suggested that the exemption system, first drafted in 1973, was outdated And barring any changes to the exemption rules, it looks as if BTS – whose members range in age from 21 to 25 – will someday be trading in their flamboyant fashion and choreographed dance moves for army fatigues and military drills
'What a forgotten shipwreck in Ireland can teach us about Brexit' An independent Ireland which deliberately erased its First World War history after its brutal war for freedom has only in recent decades felt able to acknowledge its people’s sacrifice in British uniform A Somali police officer says a number of people were wounded after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a checkpoint outside the headquarters after being stopped by security forces AP 39/50 1 September 2018 A Utair-operated Boeing 737-800 which skidded off the runway and caught fire during landing, at Sochi international airport, in the Russian Black Sea resort
Girls are being banned from using phones because they're seen to 'lead to male contact and unwanted pregnancy', report finds Those who break rules are more likely to be punished by scolding, beatings or even early marriage Eid al-Adha is the holiest of the two Muslims holidays celebrated each year, it marks the yearly Muslim pilgrimage (Hajj) to visit Mecca, the holiest place in Islam Secondly, given some girls are resorting to using phones in secret, they sometimes feel unable to report safety issues to parents or friends, and end up putting themselves at greater risk
Saudi crown prince 'ordered operation to lure and detain journalist' Jamal Khashoggi, according to US intelligence intercepts Washington Post columnist feared retribution for critical views on regime's policies and disappeared after entering Saudi consulate in Istanbul The military parade was held to mark the nations 70th birthday, but refrained from showing off the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with multiple international sanctions AFP/Getty 32/50 8 September 2018 350.Org march for Climate Justice at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City, Philippines
WORLD WAR 3: Russian minister warns nuclear treaties under threat as relations plunge SKY-HIGH tensions between the US and Russia are putting critical treaties designed to prevent a nuclear arms race in jeopardy as relations sink to an all-time low, a senior Russian official has warned. The US government took a more aggressive line against Russia this year, when Mr Trump unveiled a new nuclear strategy that revolved around countering Russia and called for the development of small tactical nuclear weapons that were cheaper to maintain and could be used in more realistic scenarios
Plight of stranded Syrians worsens as food blocked Thousands of Syrians stranded on Jordan's border with Syria are running out... FILE PHOTO: A Jordanian soldier carries a Syrian refugee child to help him board a Jordanian army vehicle with his family after they crossed into Jordanian territory, in Al Ruqban border area, near the northeastern Jordanian border with Syria, and Iraq, near the town of Ruwaished, 240 km (149 miles) east of Amman September 10, 2015
Arnold Schwarzenegger through the years It's hard to believe that Arnold Schwarzenegger, the multi-talented actor, politician, athletic enthusiast and investor, is in his 70s. The Austrian-born "Terminator" star has left an indelible mark in America's popular culture. Click forward to revisit his career. David McNew, Getty Images But first they campaigned... California gubernatorial hopeful Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, walk hand-in-hand into a campaign rally on his California Comeback bus tour in Pleasanton, CA., on Oct. 3, 2003 You may also want to view these photo galleries: Replay
Campaigners slam Natural History Museum for hosting Saudi Arabian regime They have said hosting the event will "taint" the museum because of the regime's involvement in the war in Yemen Saudi Arabia flag and a video camera surveillance at the backyard of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey (Image: AFP/Getty Images) While in 2012 the Museum hosted the reception for the Farnborough Intrernational Airshow, a major arms fair that brought many of the world's biggest arms companies together with repressive regimes from around the world
Young survivors of Yemen school bus air strike return to class In a small school in Yemen's Saada province, the absence of dozens of their... The kingdom and its ally the United Arab Emirates receive Western political support and buy billions of dollars a year in arms from the United States and European powers including Britain and France The Houthis have also been criticized by rights groups Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles