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Marine Corps aviation disaster that killed 16 renews questions about U.S. military aircraft safety The findings of an investigation into a 2017 crash were released as authorities searched for survivors in another disaster near Japan. Other fatal incidents this year include a WC-130H transport plane crash in Georgia in May that killed nine members of the Puerto Rico National Guard, an Apache helicopter crash at Fort Campbell, Ky., in April that killed two soldiers, and the crash of an F/A-18F Super Hornet that went down in March off the coast of Key West, Fla., killing two Navy aviators
Glimmer of hope emerges for peace in Yemen as humanitarian crisis worsens On Thursday, the warring sides met in Sweden​ and began discussing prisoner swaps The stakes couldn't be higher for Yemenis like Amani, who is covered in sores from advanced malnutrition The fighting in Yemen has raged on and off since 2015 Congress is now trying to withdraw American military support for the Saudis in this war, in part because Jamal Khashoggi's murder, but also because it's become a shocking humanitarian scandal
Last Week, The Senate Was Set To Rebuke Trump On Saudi Arabia. But That Was Then. Two other options other than a bill that would end US support for the Saudi war in Yemen have surfaced since the 63-37 vote that was considered a rebuke of Trump. Proponents of that bill argue that it would have greater impact on halting the war in Yemen than the bill the Senate voted to move forward last week From my perspective, a resolution is nothing more than a press release into the Senate record, was the reaction of the Democratic aide
Strictly's Stacey Dooley is being groomed for greatness by the Beeb SHE might not even get to lift the Glitterball trophy, but there’s no doubt who will be the big winner of Strictly this year. Investigative reporter Stacey Dooley is being groomed by the BBC to be … Social media glows with conspiracy theories following their scores every Saturday night, with many wondering how Stacey has been awarded similar points to Ashley Roberts and Faye Tozer, the two best celeb dancers RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL
US needs 35-40k local fighters in Syria, only 20% there now – General Dunford To "provide stability" in Syria, the US needs to train and equip around 40,000 local fighters, but is only 20 percent of the way to that number right now, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford said. Territories liberated from IS by the SDF have not been returned to government control; instead, the US-backed fighters have set up a parallel government structure there The SDF seems to have fared somewhat better than other forces the US has sought to cultivate in Syria previously Share it with a friend! Trends: Pentagon newsSyria war news
A Magnitsky Act for Europe would punish human rights abusers and despots Sometimes a name means everything. In this case, the name Sergei Magnitsky has been globally synonymous with how to fight human rights abuse in the 21st century. His sacrifice has resonated with victims of human rights abuse in every corner of the globe. Legislative acts have been passed bearing his name, creating serious consequences for human rights abusers around the world. The European Parliament has already called for this many times and in 2014 even proposed visa bans and asset freezes against people responsible for the Magnitsky murder Sjoerd Sjoerdsma MP (Netherlands) Michael Aastrup-Jensen MP (Denmark) Boriana Aberg MP (Sweden) Ian Austin MP (United Kingdom) Petras Auštrevičius MEP (Lithuania) Fernando Maura Barandiarán MP (Spain) Jānis Bordāns MP (Latvia) Tom Brake MP (United Kingdom) Chris Bryant MP (United Kingdom) Mireille Clapot MP (France) Cristian Dan Preda MEP (Romania) Esther de Lange MEP (Netherlands) Mark Demesmaeker MEP (Belgium) Anna Fotyga MEP (Poland) Cristian Ghinea MP (Romania) Ana Gomes MEP (Portugal) Helen Goodman MP (United Kingdom) Rebecca Harms MEP (Germany) Margaret Hodge MP (United Kingdom) Gunnar Hokmark MEP (Sweden) Eva Joly MEP (France) Sandra Kalniete MEP (Latvia) Tunne Kelam MEP (Estonia) Stephen Kinnock MP (United Kingdom) Dr. Stephanie Krisper MP (Austria) Eerik-Niiles Kross MP (Estonia) Catherine Murphy MP (Ireland) Delphine O MP (France) Pieter Omtzigt MP (Netherlands) Lilianne Ploumen MP (Netherlands) Adrian Prisnel MP (Romania) Senator Roberto Rampi (Italy) Dr. Norbert Röttgen MP (Germany) Bob Seely MP (United Kingdom) Manuel Sarrazin MP (Germany) Petri Sarvamaa MEP (Finland) Marietje Schaake MEP (Netherlands) Charles Tannock MEP (United Kingdom) Indrek Tarand MEP (Estonia) Bram van Ojik MP (Netherlands) Guy Verhofstadt MEP (Belgium) Joël Voordewind MP (Netherlands) Manfred Weber MEP (Germany) Emanuelis Zingeris MP (Lithuania)
U.S. Military Plane Flies Over Ukraine in Warning to Russia The Pentagon said Thursday that it carried out a rare flight over Ukraine under the international Open Skies Treaty to ‘reaffirm U.S. commitment to Ukraine’ amid heightened Russia-Ukraine tensions. A U.S. Air Force OC-135 observation plane, which was specifically designed for so-called Open Skies missions like the one carried out over Ukraine on Thursday The Open Skies Treaty gives 34 signatory states the right to gather information about the military forces and activities of one another
Why Huawei arrest deepens conflict between US and China WASHINGTON (AP) — The dramatic arrest of a Chinese telecommunications executive has driven home why it will so hard for the Trump administration to resolve its deepening conflict with China. In the short run, the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer heightened skepticism about the trade truce that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping reached last weekend in Buenos Aires, Argentina. On Thursday, U.S. stock markets tumbled on fears that the 90-day cease-fire won't last before regaining most of their losses by the close of trading. WASHINGTON (AP) The dramatic arrest of a Chinese telecommunications executive has driven home why it will so hard for the Trump administration to resolve its deepening conflict with China Earlier this year, the United States nearly drove Huawei’s biggest Chinese rival, ZTE Corp., out of business for selling equipment to North Korea and Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions
Golden Globe TV categories honor the shiny and new once again "The Kominsky Method" and "Bodyguard" are the latest first-year series to get the spotlight treatment from the Golden Globe Awards, Read More Dec. 6, 2018, 12:37 p.m. TV Nominees Reactions By Yvonne Villarreal Dec 06, 2018 | 12:37 PM Reactions: Connie Britton on adapting 'Dirty John' for the screen and the tyranny of Elf on the Shelf Connie Britton, star of Bravo’s adaptation of the hit Los Angeles Times podcast Dirty John
Reactions: Barry Jenkins on going up against Ryan Coogler and Spike Lee for best drama The "If Beale Street Could Talk" writer-director talks about his film's Golden Globe nominations and the rarity of three African-American directors seeing their films compete for best drama. The movie was nominated for best motion picture, drama, Jenkins wasrecognized for best screenplay and Regina King was nominated for best supporting actress I didn’t pick it up, I was telling my son to go look for his elf brought to his life and being a puppy let loose in the pet shop about meeting actors he admires
German Chancellor Merkel set to give up party chair; refugee policy viewed by some as sore spot Germany's open-door policy for refugees and migrants during the last three years has put strains on the country and cracked open divisions in the European Union. In a country that largely scorns far-right movements following the horrors of its Nazi past, support for the AfD has grown to 15%, according to recent opinion polls Yamn Molhem, a co-owner of a restaurant called Aldimashqi, said he started the business with two other refugees from Syria three years ago and they now employ 30 people all Syrian refugees
To Build A Better Future, Yemen's Children Must Be Educated UNICEF and partners are working to provide children growing up in war-torn Yemen with a quality education and hope for the future. In addition, in 2018 UNICEF and partners provided psychosocial support services and peace-building education to more than 117,000 students affected by the conflict With a presence in 190 countries, UNICEF has helped save more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world
North Carolina voter fraud investigation begins over alleged mishandling of absentee ballots The US House of Representatives has constitutional oversight of the investigation to find a winner At least 17 people died after the derailment CNA/AFP/Getty 48/50 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 The board is composed of four Democrats, four Republicans, and one impartial member
Reactions: Adam McKay says he 'struggled' with whether to classify 'Vice' as a comedy for the Golden Globes Adam McKay, the writer and director behind the upcoming Dick Cheney biopic "Vice," talks about the film's leading six nods and the film's inclusion in the comedy categories. (Rachel Murray / AFP /Getty Images) Creator of multiple hit sitcoms that include Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon, Chuck Lorre captured the eyes of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn I think I have to, Yeoh exclaimed, because the ring is so much a character in the film
George HW Bush receives final farewell from family and friends in Texas Special train takes former president to his final resting place after service Instead, his speech was a promise to resist AP 41/50 27 October 2018 First responders surround the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a shooter opened fire, wounding three police officers and killing eleven AP 42/50 26 October 2018 Broward County Sheriff's office have released a photo of Cesar Sayoc, the suspect who was arrested in connection with the pipe bombs that have been sent to several high profile Democrats and critics of President Trump over the course of this week AP 43/50 25 October 2018 East Island in Hawaii has been swallowed by the sea following Hurricane Walaka US Fish and Wildlife Service 44/50 24 October 2018 Police officers stand outside the home of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after a functional explosive device was attemptedly delivered to the couple AP 45/50 23 October 2018 Turkey's President Erdogan today accused Saudi Arabia of plotting the 'savage' murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi AP 46/50 22 October 2018 Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison (C) delivers a national apology to child sex abuse victims in the House of Representatives in Parliament House in Canberra on October 22, 2018
Yemeni FM's remarks at Sweden peace talks trigger anger in Sanaa Khaled al-Yamani demanded the Houthis lay down their arms, something they have previously refused to do. Another resident said it was surprising that al-Yamani would make such remarks and not focus on his government's inability to return to Aden, where the foreign minister hails from The rebels have also promised to end all drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and the UAE, in return for the alliance ending its air attacks
Reactions: Nominee Stephan James on acting with Julia Roberts in 'Homecoming': 'I don't think you ever get over that' Stephan James talks about his Golden Globe nomination for "Homecoming," the nods for "If Beale Street Could Talk" and working with Julia Roberts. (Micha Theiner / For the Times) A Private War star Rosamund Pike scored her second Golden Globes nomination on Thursday for lead actress in a motion picture drama Below, Madden talks a bit about his experience on Bodyguard as well as those pesky, tabloid-born James Bond rumors that have been swirling in the U.K
US demands Russia ‘end or modify’ missile it doesn’t like to save INF treaty Washington is demanding that Moscow scrap or modify a missile dubbed “non-compliant” with the landmark INF nuclear arms treaty by US intelligence. Russia has repeatedly said the missile falls well within the range allowed. On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave Russia 60 days to fix compliance with the INF or the US will withdraw from it unilaterally Moscow responded by inviting Pompeo to personally visit a test of the ‘problematic’ missile Share it with a friend! Trends: Nuclear weapons news Russia news Russia-US newsUS news
Kamala Harris claims she was unaware her aide was accused of sexual harassment 'We were unaware of this issue and take accusations of harassment extremely seriously,' a spokeswoman for Ms Harris' office says At least 17 people died after the derailment CNA/AFP/Getty 48/50 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 We were unaware of this issue and take accusations of harassment extremely seriously, a spokeswoman for Ms Harris, a 2020 presidential hopeful for Democrats, said in a statement Mr Wallace offered his resignation to the senator and she accepted it
Reactions: Connie Britton on adapting 'Dear John' for the screen and the tyranny of Elf on the Shelf Connie Britton talks about adapting the wildly popular podcast "Dirty John" for Bravo and how the Elf on the Shelf distracted her from learning about her Golden Globe nomination. Grant and Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me I’d like to thank the HFPA for this extraordinary honor, said Ali in an emailed statement ‘Green Book’ offered a unique opportunity to embody a man with breadth, virtuosity and complexity I’m so grateful that our story has resonance in a time that calls for empathy
Reactions: Chuck Lorre talks 'Kominsky Method' nods and sitting next to Michael Douglas at the ceremony Chuck Lorre, the veteran producer behind "The Big Bang Theory" and more, talks about working with Netflix, the show's Golden Globe recognition and working with Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin: "You certainly don't give a note." Read More Dec. 6, 2018, 11:11 a.m. Movies By Jen Yamato Dec 06, 2018 | 11:11 AM Reactions: Yes, Michelle Yeoh plans to wear the 'Crazy Rich Asians' ring to the Golden Globes Michelle Yeoh stars as Eleanor Young in Crazy Rich Asians (Sanja Bucko) Ecstatic for her Crazy Rich Asians family and for Sandra Oh, the first Asian host to grace the Golden Globes stage (Go, Sandra!), Michelle Yeoh jumped on the phone from the Toronto set of Star Trek: Discovery to wax ecstatic over the groundbreaking film’s two nominations
Perspective | Pakistani leader to the U.S.: We’re not your ‘hired gun’ anymore The new prime minister, Imran Khan, says he wants a ‘proper relationship’ with Washington. By Lally Weymouth Lally Weymouth is a senior associate editor for The Washington Post This summer, after years in the opposition and then as a member of the coalition government in Islamabad, he finally captured the premiership Would you have been okay with it if the U.S. had tipped off Pakistan I don’t know where this came from, coldblooded murder