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Senators see votes next week to send message to Saudi over... U.S. senators said on Thursday they expect to vote next week on efforts to make ... Last week, 14 Republicans, who hold a slim majority in the Senate and rarely break from the president, defied Trump’s wishes and voted with Democrats in favor of moving ahead with the war powers resolution Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Female war reporter savages new film about Marie Colvin's life Colvin's fellow female war reporter, Janine di Giovanni, has slammed the film saying key figures in Colvin's life have been erased or appear entirely differently to the way they actually were. 'Colvin had many friends in London, but none of them were similar to the Bridget Jones–style girlfriend character (portrayed by Nikki Amuka-Bird) in the film 'Her last boyfriend was not a caring and loving Stanley Tucci but rather a man who gave her immense heartache and distress.' Author and journalist di Giovanni also criticised some basic factual changes including a reference made by Colvin's first husband, Patrick Bishop, to 'heads on sticks' in the opening scene of the film Marie's family have since launched legal action against the Syrian government
In a Continent Awash in Crime, Citizens Impose Their Own Brutal Justice Latin America has the world’s highest murder rate. With little faith in the police or courts, mobs routinely kill suspected lawbreakers in spontaneous attacks. Many lynching victims are innocent. 16-year-old Victor Melo, falsely accused of stealing a cellphone, died at the hands of a teenage mob A Facebook post had recently gone viral, warning locals about a blond woman who carried a satanic book and kidnapped children These jail break-ins partly come from a fear that incarcerated criminals will wriggle free
Arrest of Senior Huawei Executive Steps Up U.S.-China Confrontation The arrest of a senior executive of networking-gear maker Huawei Technologies Co. intensifies the confrontation in the already divisive China-U.S. negotiations on trade, striking at Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ambitions to make the country a tech superpower​. The U.S. government’s measures are quite clear, which are to crack down on China’s leading enterprises, citing ambiguous political reasons, in order to effectively suppress the surge of China’s competitiveness, Fang Xingdong, who runs technology think tank ChinaLabs, said on messaging app WeChat
The antidote to civilizational collapse An interview with the documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis The Economist: It’s interesting that you should say that, because if you think about well-educated, progressive young people who desperately want to make the world a better place, it’s all about mitigation ___ * Note: The highest support that UKIP received in opinion polls was 25% in October 2015, in a Survation poll for The Mail on Sunday
Reactions: John David Washington is celebrating his 'BlacKkKlansman' nomination at SoulCycle John David Washington reveals what his famous father told him Thursday, how he plans to celebrate his first-ever nomination and more. Some movies expected to do well, including Roma, The Favourite and A Star is Born, made strong showings, while Vice, Bohemian Rhapsody and Mary Poppins Returns also got significant boosts will livestream the announcement beginning at 5:05 a.m. Pacific with the first group of categories set to start at 5:15 a.m. The second group of categories will kick off shortly after 5:30 a.m. Read More
Ebola outbreak latest: Death toll hits 268 as Congo ravaged by killer disease THE Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed more than 250 lives, according to health ministry data released on Wednesday. A health worker carries a four-day-old baby suspected of having Ebola (Image: JOHN WESSELS/AFP/Getty Images) We remain confident that the outbreak can be contained, despite ongoing challenges WHO The WHO said: We remain confident that the outbreak can be contained, despite ongoing challenges
European Union to open its third Gulf delegation in Kuwait amid converging regional interests The move is strategic for Europe, given its desire to be closer to key negotiations affecting stability in the region. Kuwait and the EU see eye-to-eye on issues such as Iraq's reconstruction and the Qatar blockade. Mark Daffey | Lonely Planet Images | Getty Images The European Union is opening a new delegation in Kuwait City, its press office announced Wednesday Kuwait and the EU broadly see eye to eye on the issue of the Qatar blockade, launched in 2017 by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt
'Yes, ma'am': Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. promotes overseas TV drama with the Golden Globe-nominated series 'Bodyguard' First of all, no, the Golden Globe-nominated “Bodyguard” is not a reboot of the 1992 drama starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. That was “The Bodyguard,” and what a difference a definite article (and a sweeping cover of “I Will Always Love You”) makes. In fact, “Bodyguard” is the six-episo... Read more Read More Dec. 6, 2018, 6:12 a.m. Movies Analysis Fact Check Nominees By Ashley Lee Dec 06, 2018 | 6:12 AM Golden Globes nominations shut out female film directors again Director Tamara Jenkins and actor Paul Giamatti on the set of Private Life on Netflix
Trump’s neocons have always hated arms control agreements, INF is no different The US’ possible withdrawal from the INF plays to the neocon narrative to oppose anything associated with Russia, since they never have emerged from a Cold War mentality and long have opposed any arms control pacts. In the past, Russia claimed US violated the treaty, but not to the point of threatening any pull out We’ve seen a similar approach in how the Trump administration seized the initiative in dealing with North Korea and dropped out of the nuclear agreement, last May, with Iran The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT
Suicide car bomber kills at least three in southeast Iran At least three people died and 48 others were injured in a suicide car bomb atta... Last year, in the first deadly assault claimed by Islamic State in Tehran, 18 people were killed at the parliament and mausoleum of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Tehran accuses its Sunni-led regional rival Saudi Arabia and the United States of funding Sunni militants, a charge Riyadh and Washington deny Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Analysis | The Daily 202: George H.W. Bush funeral highlights virtue of compromise and danger of ‘unthinking partisanship’ Contrast Al Simpson’s eulogy with Trump’s statements on deficits. -- New satellite images show North Korea has expanded one of its missile bases VIDEOS OF THE DAY: Seth Meyers took a closer look at the Mueller investigation: A storm chaser shared footage of one of the tornadoes that struck Illinois last weekend: A SpaceX rocket booster was forced to make a water landing after it spun wildly on its way back to Earth: Stars Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas married in New Delhi: And hundreds of skiing Santas hit the slopes in Maine:
New OPEC President Starts With a Disadvantage: He’s From Venezuela Venezuela’s oil minister, a loyal ex-general, is taking over OPEC’s presidency as his country and the cartel share volatile relations with Washington. Venezuela’s oil production has continued to fall since Mr. Quevedo took over as oil minister one year ago, dropping over 29% to 1.2 million barrels a daya level on par with North Dakota But the crackdown left him with few knowledgeable technocrats to lean on But they won’t be able to control OPEC in the same way
Number of Yemenis in food crisis or emergency could hit 20 million:... A survey of food security in Yemen has found more than 15 million people are in ... World Food Programme said in a statement on Thursday The survey, carried out by Yemeni and international experts in October according to an international system for classifying food crises, also found about 65,000 in a food catastrophe or near famine levels, mostly in conflict zones That number that could rise to 237,000 if aid does not get through, the WFP said Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Amal Clooney slams Trump's disdain for media at UN Correspondents Association Awards "The U.S. President has given such regimes a green light and labeled the press in this country the 'enemy of the people,' " Amal Clooney said. She mentioned Myanmar, as well as autocratic regimes from North Korea, to Philippines to Hungary, Turkey and Brazil Contributing: Deirdre Shesgreen Amal Clooney is a key player in Hollywood's best dressed game SUZANNE CORDEIRO, AFP/Getty Images Fullscreen Last SlideNext Slide
Yemen talks open with prisoner swap that will set 5,000 people free UN envoy says aims include reopening of Sana’a airport and solution for port of Hodeidah Yemen collapsed into crisis, creating mass food shortages and near economic bankruptcy when Houthi rebels captured the Yemen capital Sana’a in 2015 Nearly 1.5 million children have been displaced, many of them living a life that is a mere shadow of what childhood should be
Yemen peace talks kick off on a cautiously optimistic note Warring parties finally sit down to try and stop, or at least slow, the conflict that has left thousands dead and millions on the brink of starvation It will allow thousands of families to be reunited, and it is product of very effective, active work from both delegations The target population includes some 3 million women and children who need special support to prevent malnutrition Verhoosel said the rollout will require safe, immediate and unimpeded access for food and other vital supplies
Venezuela officials seek meeting with Bank of England over gold... Two high-ranking Venezuelan officials are traveling to London with plans to meet... Venezuela’s central bank and finance ministry did not respond to requests for comment The country’s socialist economic system has been harshly criticized for lining the pockets of public officials while millions struggle to eat properly Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Ukraine asks West to ramp up sanctions on Russia Ukraine urged a gathering of dozens of foreign ministers on Thursday to increase... The United States and the European Union have imposed sanctions on Russia since 2014, when Moscow annexed Crimea, previously Ukrainian territory, after a pro-Russian leader was toppled in Kiev Fighting between Ukraine and Moscow-backed separatists in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine has killed more than 10,000 people Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Wag the dog in Ukraine? What was the Kerch incident really about? In the first lines of his piece, he also mentioned Wag the Dog, a Hollywood film about a US president staging an imaginary war to save himself from electoral defeat ABOUT THE AUTHOR Leonid Ragozin Leonid Ragozin is a freelance journalist based in Riga
What the Neocon Chickenhawks Have Wrought The 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice to end World War I has generated a lot of discussion and articles about the so-called “Great War.” Most of the neocon chickenhawks who so eagerly led us into the disastrous war in Iraq seemingly want to be regarded as modern-day Winston Churchills. They might be very surprised to read Scott Berg’s great biography of Woodrow Wilson, which quotes Churchill as saying: “America should have minded her own business and stayed out of the World War,” meaning World War I. Defense spending has more than doubled since 2000 There must be visible in the spending some utility to justify the heavy taxes We need more people to heed the dictates of the Bible, where it tells us in both the Old Testament and the New to seek peace and pursue it (Psalm 34:14 and 1stPeter 3:11)
Pakistan's army says it backs U.S. peace talks with Afghan Taliban Pakistan's army on Thursday threw its support behind the latest U.S. effort... His visit to Pakistan followed a request from U.S. President Donald Trump to Prime Minister Imran Khan seeking assistance in moving forward peace talks The overture to Khan came after an exchange of barbed tweets between the leaders last month Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
‘Milestone’ Yemen peace talks begin as UN warns of famine risk Nearly four years into civil war, tens of thousands have been killed in the fighting and more 22 million people rely on some sort of food assistance After an intense battle last month, fighting in Hodeidah has calmed down and both sides have reinforced their positions The UN hopes a full-scale assault on the city can be averted It will allow thousands of families to be reunited, and it is product of very effective, active work from both delegations
US sails warship near Russia-claimed waters in Sea of Japan to challenge 'excessive maritime claims' Freedom of navigation operation was first in area since 1987, when Soviet Union claimed waters, US Navy official says Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in northeastern Australia as bushfires raged across the state amid a scorching heatwave AFP/Getty 8/50 28 November 2018 A child waits to receive free bread by a local charity bakery amid a severe shortage of food in Sana'a, Yemen
Russia ATTACKS: Embassy in bizarre assault on UK over Ukraine crisis - STOP STIRRING! BRITAIN has been accused of using the deepening crisis in the Ukraine as an excuse to stir up anti-Russian rhetoric in an extraordinary attack by Kremlin diplomats. Two Ukrainian artillery boats seized by Russian forces in the Sea of Azov (Image: GETTY) Russia has beefed up its military deployment in Crimea as the crisis there deepens (Image: GETTY) The Ukrainians rejected an offer of pilotage and were treacherously heading into the Kerch Strait from the south
Perspective | Europe is quite aware of what they’re going through. Is Mike Pompeo? In a speech this week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo believed he was telling Europeans some harsh truths. He conveniently ignored the unpleasant truths confronting U.S. foreign policy. What sensible people do believe is that multilateral cooperation is often (though not always) the best way for nations to advance their interests in an interconnected world of complicated problems He conveniently ignored the unpleasant truths confronting U.S. foreign policy
Analysis | The Finance 202: Huawei executive's arrest ramps up U.S.-China tension ahead of talks Meng Wanzhou's arrest comes at a particularly sensitive time. The executive, Meng Wanzhou, is also the daughter of the company’s founder The price retreat sparked a sell-off of shale firms’ shares and another setback could sour investors on the sector for years Here's why some animals get white fur: Memorable moments from George H.W
Opinion: Spare me the American tears for Jamal Khashoggi A generation ago, the CIA’s 'Operation Phoenix' torture and assassination programme in Vietnam went way beyond the imaginations of the Saudi intelligence service. And have we forgotten about the thousands of Muslims still perishing under our bombs and missiles and mortars? The message has been clear and unequivocal for decades Old Abd al-Wahab’s home is protected in a new tourist haunt in the suburbs of Riyadh The Independent has launched its #FinalSay campaign to demand that voters are given a voice on the final Brexit deal
Major search underway after two US planes crash into Pacific Ocean Rescuers have so far found two of the seven crew members At least 17 people died after the derailment CNA/AFP/Getty 47/50 20 October 2018 US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One after a Make America Great rally in Mesa, Arizona on October 19, 2018 More than 50,000 US troops are based in Japan under the bilateral security pact
MSF-run hospital offers 3D-printed prostheses to war wounded A MSF-run hospital in Jordan offers 3D-printed prosthetics to amputated war victims from across the Middle East. We support patients through a string of occupational therapy sessions to show what they can do with the them The raw material for a printed prosthesis, a type of thermoplastic polyurethane, costs between $20-50 Some of the names have been changed on request
Lena Dunham admits she lied to discredit actor Aurora Perrineau rape accusation 'Girls' creator revealed she did not have the 'insider information' she claimed to be privy to when she published a statement on Perrineau's allegation against writer Murray Miller At least 17 people died after the derailment CNA/AFP/Getty 47/50 20 October 2018 US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One after a Make America Great rally in Mesa, Arizona on October 19, 2018 Not just you and I but all of us, living in the gray space between admission and vindication
Analysis | Qatar will leave OPEC. Here’s what this means. OPEC generally weathers regional tensions, but is it past its prime? The headquarters of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in Vienna While ineffective at controlling production, OPEC still matters to markets because of the signals it sends about how Saudi Arabia sees the market and what it plans to do
How An Iconic Photo Changed Our Relationship To The Planet The image, captured by astronauts orbiting the moon 50 years ago, forced us to come to terms with Earth's fragility — and the importance of protecting th... 1968 was a crazy year, its events moving at a horrific pace Some of the islands of the Pacific have begun to disappear below rising seas The great forests that covered South America and Africa are shrunken and ragged But there was so, so much beauty there, and there’s still so much left ― for now
Harvey Weinstein tells friends he's had ‘one hell of a year’ in leaked email Message released as former Hollywood producer’s lawyers wage campaign to discredit sexual assault accusers She subsequently went to meet him and found him naked in the bath and invited her to get naked and get into the bath with him, she told the New York Times The emails from Harvey have to be viewed from the perspective of someone who is very distressed, Mr Brafman said This was not an aggressive move by Harvey Weinstein
World War 3: Safest & most isolated countries in the event of Russia nuclear war revealed WORLD WAR 3 fears escalated this week as it was revealed Russia has begun testing laser weapons, amid threats of an arms race with the USA. These are the most remote, and potentially safest, places to escape to in the event of a war. World War 3: Tensions have been rising between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump (Image: Getty Images) McMurdo Station, Antarctica Antartica is the only continent with no original inhabitants, and the harsh landscape has prevented any large scale settlements
The Merchants of Despair The Saudi military coalition, which receives U.S. support, has backed local Yemeni militiamen. Now the gunmen are turning on each other, aggravating the nation’s crisis. In Taiz, the UAE’s primary proxy is the Abu al-Abbas Battalion, part of the army’s 35th Brigade and named after the warlord who leads it I fell to the ground and began to crawl up the hill, Issam said from his hospital bed, his voice cracking as he remembered the attack