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Widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo leaves China

Widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo leaves China In April, she said to a friend in an emotional phone call, "If I can't leave, I'll die in my home..." BBC Chinese , citing unnamed sources, said Liu had left Beijing on a Finnair flight to Germany on Tuesday at around 11am local time. Beijing has always insisted that she is a free citizen. She has discussed Liu Xia's case with Chinese officials. "She was not part of our group of dissidents", ... [Full Article...]

Tayyip Erdogan sworn in as Turkey's first executive president

Abolishing the post of prime minister, the president will now form the government, appoint ministers, vice presidents and high-level bureaucrats, issue decrees, prepare the budget and has the power to impose a state of emergency. "In other words, Turkey will be an institutionalized autocracy". PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu was yesterday among 22 Heads of State and f... [Full Article...]

Facebook handed maximum data breach fine for role in Cambridge Analytica scandal

Normally, the ICO does not reveal its initial findings but said it had done so in this case because of the heightened public interest in the matter. Erin Egan, Facebook's chief privacy officer, acknowledged in a statement Tuesday that Facebook "should have done more to investigate claims about Cambridge Analytica and take action in 2015". [Full Article...]

Man harasses woman for wearing a Puerto Rico shirt, saying it’s ‘un-American’

Man harasses woman for wearing a Puerto Rico shirt, saying it’s ‘un-American’ Monday, the Cook County Forest Preserves tweeted that the officer who provided the lax response had been placed on desk duty as the police department investigates. More officers then arrive at the scene and a female cop sits Trybus down and threatens to charge him. "As you can see, the police are not even - he's not even grabbing him", Irizarry said. [Full Article...]

Boys Rescued From Thai Cave, Operations Halted For The Day

Boys Rescued From Thai Cave, Operations Halted For The Day The boys have been trapped in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave since June 23 when they and their coach entered and were then cut off by flash flooding. The group was found nine days later in a cramped chamber 2.5 miles inside the cave system by two British volunteer rescue divers . [Full Article...]

Frozen vegetables are pulled from Woolworths, Aldi and IGA

Frozen vegetables are pulled from Woolworths, Aldi and IGA In late June, the Hungarian Food Chain Safety Office banned the marketing of all frozen vegetable and frozen mixed vegetable products produced by the plant between August 2016 and June 2018, and ordered their immediate recall. Listeria in tainted melon killed seven people in Australia earlier this year. In healthy people, the infection may be mistaken for a mild viral infection or flu. [Full Article...]

Skip the meeting: Martyred ANP hopeful Haroon Bilours son

Skip the meeting: Martyred ANP hopeful Haroon Bilours son The death toll is feared to go up as at least 20 of the injured have been stated to be in a critical condition. His father, Bashir Bilour was also martyred in a suicide bombing targeting his rally in the fabled Qissa Khawani bazaar of Peshawar in December 2012. [Full Article...]

GOP ex-Sen. Jon Kyl will be the 'sherpa' for SCOTUS nominee

GOP ex-Sen. Jon Kyl will be the 'sherpa' for SCOTUS nominee Democrats who plan to oppose Trump's nominee are focusing on two Republican moderates, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, hoping to turn them against Trump's selection. Hardiman has a personal connection to the president, having served with Trump's sister on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. Kennedy was the swing vote on many landmark decisions, including t... [Full Article...]

TURKEY: Govt sacks 18500 state workers over alleged 'terror'

TURKEY: Govt sacks 18500 state workers over alleged 'terror' Government officials have indicated that the emergency could be declared over as early as Monday. Human rights defenders including Amnesty International have lambasted the purges as arbitrary but Turkey says they are necessary to remove the Gulen movement's infiltration of state bodies. [Full Article...]

Maine's congressional delegation weighs in on Supreme Court pick

Maine's congressional delegation weighs in on Supreme Court pick I will be diligent in measuring the record and in undertaking an independent review". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also received a heads-up from the president. I believe, if confirmed by the Senate, Judge Kavanaugh will interpret the Constitution as written, and I don't think he will attempt to make law from the bench. [Full Article...]

YouTube to Fund Handpicked 'Authoritative News Sources' and Push Them on Users

YouTube to Fund Handpicked 'Authoritative News Sources' and Push Them on Users To help with this contextualization, YouTube will also be teaming up with a variety of organizations that are dedicated to digital literacy education, particularly with MediaWise , which aims to help a million U.S. So YouTube aims to short-circuit the misinformation loop with text stories that can quickly provide more accurate information. Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday announced a few improve... [Full Article...]

BREXIT BREAKDOWN: UK Foreign Minister QUITS, Theresa May Facing REVOLT

BREXIT BREAKDOWN: UK Foreign Minister QUITS, Theresa May Facing REVOLT Mr Johnson's almost two years as foreign secretary was not without controversy, with the ambitious Tory heavyweight having been accused of undermining Mrs May on more than one occasion - and making headlines for other reasons. The outgoing Brexit secretary said the government had gone further than it should have in the negotiations, in a "dangerous strategy". The New Statesman says Leadsom is ... [Full Article...]

Trump, allies set for face-off during first day of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Trump, allies set for face-off during first day of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Ian Bremmer, the head of the Eurasia Group, explained Tuesday on MSNBC that the summit might have had a chance at bolstering relationships with US allies if Trump had sent Vice President Mike Pence to go in his place. "A competitor", the president said. "No one wants to look like Trump's poodle". The president touted that the United States lost $151 billion a year ago on trade and slapped tari... [Full Article...]

US may list tariffs on $200 billion more Chinese products

US may list tariffs on $200 billion more Chinese products The global tally for retaliation against U.S. exports, including by Canada, Mexico and the European Union over steel and aluminum tariffs, will be some $75 billion, according to an analysis by the U.S. "Although I have supported the administration's targeted efforts to combat China's technology transfer regime, tonight's announcement appears reckless and is not a targeted approach", Hatch said i... [Full Article...]

Rodolfo Rodriguez: Full Story of 92-Year-Old Assaulted In Texas

Rodolfo Rodriguez: Full Story of 92-Year-Old Assaulted In Texas Here's what you need to know. Family members said the woman pushed Rodriguez to the floor and beat him with a brick. The woman then picked up a brick and started beating Rodriguez with it. "He is doing really bad, has a lot of bruises on his face and a broken cheekbone", Mendoza wrote on the GoFundMe which launched July 6. The page has been shared just under 7,000 times on Facebook. [Full Article...]

U.K. nerve agent victim regains consciousness after Novichok poisoning

Couple remains in critical condition after being poisoned by the same nerve agent as an ex-Russian spy. In a statement, the distillery said: "Novichok Edition has been in development for some time, and was only named and released after the Skripals had recovered". [Full Article...]

Red State Democrats In Hot Seat Over Trump's Supreme Court Pick

Red State Democrats In Hot Seat Over Trump's Supreme Court Pick Four top nominees - Raymond Kethledge , Brett Kavanaugh , Amy Coney Barrett , Thomas Hardiman . Relishing the guessing game beyond the White House gates, Trump had little to say about his choice. Casey is one of the handful of so-called "Red State" Democratic senators who are running for reelection in a state carried by the president in the 2016 election, and who are seen as especially vulne... [Full Article...]

Americans in UK warned to keep "low profile" during Trump visit

Americans in UK warned to keep Reuters reports that more than 50,000 people have signed up to protest Trump's visit in London on Friday. Other than street marches, they include the flying a massive balloon of Trump as an angry baby from Westminster Gardens near Big Ben. [Full Article...]

2nd rescue underway at flooded Thai cave

2nd rescue underway at flooded Thai cave The second phase of a rescue operation has ended for the day, with more than half of the Thai soccer team rescued from the cave. Worldwide experts set up rescue communications, while Thai villagers flocked to a muddy rescue site to set up food stalls and massage stations. [Full Article...]

Trump to Announce His Supreme Court Nominee Tonight

Trump to Announce His Supreme Court Nominee Tonight MARTIN: I think it's fair to say Republicans are pretty much thrilled about the potential nominees . Two candidates on President Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees - federal appeals court Judges Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett - were singled out for praise Sunday by a top legal adviser to the president, indicating they remain prominent in the search. [Full Article...]


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