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Donald Trump Apparently Thinks The U.S. Flag Has A Blue Stripe Donald Trump Apparently Thinks The U.S. Flag Has A Blue Stripe
- August 28, 2018

Trump has called African American NFL players "sons of bitches" for taking a knee when the National Anthem is played, knowing full well that they aren't protesting the military or the flag, but protesting police brutality against people of color. (more...)
The voters did not come in Colombia’s failed anti-corruption referendum The voters did not come in Colombia’s failed anti-corruption referendum
- August 28, 2018

According to Colombia's inspector general, corruption in the country is equivalent to 4 percent of gross domestic product each year. But the measure failed because it did not earn the 12.1 million votes needed to pass. Lopez and her supporters have tried to overcome voter apathy with the help of a famous satirist, recording a campaign video that shows Lopez and a handful of middle-aged congressmen dressed up as reggaeton singers who riff that corruption is the "cancer of Colombia" and must ... (more...)
Trump says Google is 'rigged' with bad news about him Trump says Google is 'rigged' with bad news about him
- August 28, 2018

As noted by Gertz, the two social media stars told Fox's Lou Dobbs on Monday that Google News' alleged bias against Trump was "tyranny" and "a form of political lynching". Google's search results are based on an algorithm which has never been publicly released. "I performed the search multiple times using different computers - registered to different users - and Google returned similar results", she wrote . (more...)
White House Flag Is Lowered a 2nd Time White House Flag Is Lowered a 2nd Time
- August 28, 2018

As McConnell spoke, McCain's desk sat draped in black crepe, topped with a vase of white roses. Over the weekend, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, ordered the Maryland state flag to be lowered to half-staff in honor of McCain until his burial on Sunday. (more...)
Russian Federation to hold biggest war games in almost four decades Russian Federation to hold biggest war games in almost four decades
- August 28, 2018

Some 1,000 aircraft, 300,000 troops and two naval fleets will take part in the drills in central and eastern Russian military districts next month. Shoigu said the war games would be the biggest since a Soviet military exercise, Zapad-81 (West-81) in 1981. (more...)
Germany slams 'mob-like' hunting of foreigners ahead of new right-wing protest Germany slams 'mob-like' hunting of foreigners ahead of new right-wing protest
- August 28, 2018

Officers in riot gear pushed people back as they tried to get at those on the other side. German broadcaster, Deutesche Well, reports that the incident left two other men injured, and another two in custody. The first from an Afghan migrant who said his phone had been slapped from his hand and his friend attacked, another from an 18-year-old Syrian who claimed to have been beaten, and a 30-year-old Bulgarian who said he received threats. (more...)
Iran Takes Its US Gripes to UN's Highest Court Iran Takes Its US Gripes to UN's Highest Court
- August 28, 2018

Earlier this month, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appeared to rule out any immediate prospect of talks , saying "there will be neither war, nor negotiations", with the US. "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States". Iran is set to make opening arguments in The Hague this week against the unilateral sanctions, which were slapped back on three weeks ago following the United States withdrawal from a landmark 2015 nuclear accord with Tehran. (more...)
Saudi Arabia says Iran unable to close Strait of Hormuz Saudi Arabia says Iran unable to close Strait of Hormuz
- August 28, 2018

Straight of Hormuz, an important shipping lane for oil exports in the Gulf, may be closed from Tehran's side after the comments came out. Tehran has suggested it could take military action in the Gulf to block other countries' oil exports in retaliation for USA sanctions meant to halt its sales of crude. (more...)
Gaming Community Mourns 2 Killed in Gunfire at Florida Tournament
- August 28, 2018

But I also saw a community of people rally around each other and a massive amount of support from friends and family to check on everyone. "We are committed to supporting Taylor and Elijah's families through this hard time , and we send our deepest sympathies to their loved ones, to those injured yesterday, and everyone affected". (more...)
Holy calamari: Giant squid washes up on New Zealand beach
- August 28, 2018

Found on Wellington's south coast this morning???? Aplin is an employee of Ocean Hunter Spearfishing & Freediving Specialists, and posted his photos of the giant squid on the company's Facebook page , which elicited a wealth of commentary. (more...)
Saudis, U.A.E. may have committed war crimes in Yemen Saudis, U.A.E. may have committed war crimes in Yemen
- August 28, 2018

The experts have also chronicled the damage from coalition airstrikes over the a year ago. They urged the worldwide community to "refrain from providing arms that could be used in the conflict "- an apparent reference to countries like the United States and Britain that help arm the Saudi-led coalition, as well as Iran, which the coalition has accused of say has been arming the Houthis. (more...)
Donald Trump's former doorman releases document with details about an 'illegitimate' child Donald Trump's former doorman releases document with details about an 'illegitimate' child
- August 28, 2018

CNN reports that the doorman, Dino Sajudin , is now free to discuss the contract and payoff - which were likely part of an effort by AMI CEO and Trump ally David Pecker to suppress damaging stories about Trump during his presidential campaign. (more...)
Britain supports South African land reform: PM May Britain supports South African land reform: PM May
- August 28, 2018

It is the best way to tackle extremism, instability and migration to Europe, Mrs May will claim, adding that otherwise the environmental and economic impacts will reach every corner of the world. May will be in South Africa on Tuesday before the visit to Nigeria on Wednesday . The SS Mendi sank off the Isle of Wight in 1917 killing more than 600 South Africans en route to the Western Front to support British troops. (more...)
Theresa May to visit Nigeria on Wednesday
- August 28, 2018

Speaking ahead of her flight to South Africa on Monday evening, the prime minister said, "Africa stands right on the cusp of playing a transformative role in the global economy" and that "a more prosperous, growing and trading Africa is in all of our interests". (more...)
Iran's finance minister Masoud Karbasian impeached Iran's finance minister Masoud Karbasian impeached
- August 28, 2018

The move was the latest in a continuing shakeup of top economic personnel as the United States reimposes economic sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program and other issues. The lawmakers have the power to impeach the president, and vote on his lack of competence, but such a motion is not before parliament at this stage. (more...)
John McCain: White House urged to lower flags for senator
- August 28, 2018

The White House garnered negative press after people noticed White House flags had returned to full staff on Monday , less than two days after McCain had died. President Trump ordered the flags to fly at half-staff on Saturday evening. "A passionate advocate for American global leadership, Senator McCain rightly bemoaned those who favored a United States pullback from world affairs", Harris added. (more...)
Minister: Forest City foreign sale ban not yet decided Minister: Forest City foreign sale ban not yet decided
- August 28, 2018

Malaysia's My Second Home programme allows wealthy foreigners to live in the South-east Asian nation on a long-stay visa, with Chinese nationals being the largest group of participants. The company was seeking clarifications with the Prime Minister's Office regarding the press conference, it said. Country Garden's shares pared gains to 2.2 per cent after Dr Mahathir's comments, having risen as much as 3.9 per cent earlier. (more...)
Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants sprints Peru to seek refugee status Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants sprints Peru to seek refugee status
- August 28, 2018

Many queueing at the border in Peru left Venezuela on foot weeks ago. Peru's Foreign Minister, Nestor Popolizio told a local newspaper that migrants may also be issued a "humanitarian visa" to help them enter the country if they don't have a passport. (more...)
Seattle judge blocks online plans for printing untraceable 3D guns Seattle judge blocks online plans for printing untraceable 3D guns
- August 28, 2018

It would have been a win for Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson , who'd fought for years to get to this point and who once said in an email to TechCrunch that guns should be "as downloadable as music". Although Defense Distributed originally had said it would put the files on the internet on August 1, it did so a few days before Lasnik issued the initial temporary ban. (more...)
Dershowitz: 'Greatest Risk' to Trump Is From NY Prosecutors, Not Mueller Probe Dershowitz: 'Greatest Risk' to Trump Is From NY Prosecutors, Not Mueller Probe
- August 28, 2018

CNN once again stood by their reporting, telling BuzzFeed News, "We stand by our story, and are confident in our reporting of it". Convicted felon Paul Manafort attempted to cut a plea deal with federal prosecutors over his upcoming trial in Washington, D.C. (more...)
Sen. John McCain to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda Friday Sen. John McCain to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda Friday
- August 28, 2018

McCain was held in captivity by the North Vietnamese in Hoa Lo Prison , nicknamed the "Hanoi Hilton" by American POWs, after his plane was shot down in October 1967 during a bombing mission over Hanoi. Several of the alternatives are more right-leaning than McCain and another is Cindy McCain, the late senator's widow. "He didn't hesitate to tell you exactly what he thought". (more...)
White House flags back at full-staff after McCain death White House flags back at full-staff after McCain death
- August 28, 2018

The White House garnered negative press after people noticed White House flags had returned to full staff on Monday , less than two days after McCain had died. McCain will be buried on Sunday in a private ceremony at the US Naval Academy chapel. American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris remembered McCain as a "statesman and a national treasure - and an avid supporter of Israel, an ally he first visited almost 40 years ago". (more...)
2 dead, more than 200 Injured as 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Iran 2 dead, more than 200 Injured as 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Iran
- August 28, 2018

The Iran Daily newspaper reported that the quake had been felt as far away as Baghdad, hundreds of kilometres further west, though no injuries were reported there. In November previous year a major 7.3-magnitude quake killed 620 people in Kermanshah province and another eight people in Iraq . Local officials said the estimated cost of reconstruction would be measured in the billions of dollars, at a time when Iran is struggling with a deepening economic downturn. (more...)
Sexually frustrated dolphin named Zafar terrorises tourists on French beach
- August 28, 2018

To begin with, he was welcomed by the locals. Often clearly in a state of sexual arousal, it also often tries to rub up against kayaks and other small boats. Now the village has taken drastic action - banning swimmers from their beach when Zafar is about. He said people were afraid and that the dolphin had "raised a swimmer last Thursday, with his nose". (more...)
U.S. Senator John McCain Dies at 81 U.S. Senator John McCain Dies at 81
- August 28, 2018

Obama said in a statement that the two political opponents "saw our political battles, even, as a privilege, something noble, an opportunity to serve as stewards of those high ideals at home, and to advance them around the world". McCain's presidential running mate , Sarah Palin: "Today we lost an American original. We are citizens of the world's greatest republic, a nation of ideals, not blood and soil", the former prisoner of war , two-time Republican presidential candidate and titan ... (more...)
Divers Find Enormous, Creepy Squid on New Zealand Beach
- August 28, 2018

Daniel Aplin posted evidence of their finding to the Facebook page " OCEAN HUNTER Spearfishing & Freediving Specialists ", and the photographs immediately drew attention from other spear fishers and divers. Jack Aplin said he and his brothers got a tape measure out to find out the size of the squid after they came back from diving. Scientists have really only been able to study them when they wash up on ashore. (more...)
Mum's plea to school bullies over son's death days after coming out Mum's plea to school bullies over son's death days after coming out
- August 28, 2018

He was like Mom I'm gay. 'And I thought he was playing, so I looked back because I was driving, and he was all curled up, so scared. Pierce said the boy's confession took her completely by surprise. Pierce said her son was so considerate that he would separate the yolks to make egg whites because she is allergic to egg yolk. On Thursday of last week, Myles killed himself in his own home. (more...)
French president announces new push for European Union defense French president announces new push for European Union defense
- August 28, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump has always been critical of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, saying the other member states need to increase their defense spending to be closer to that of the United States. Twenty-three of the EU's 28 member nations signed up to the process, known as permanent structured cooperation, or PESCO. Macron also called for trade discussions to be held between the U.S., Europe , China and Japan in November in Paris. (more...)
Police Identify Madden Shooter as 24 Year Old Who Participated in Tournament Police Identify Madden Shooter as 24 Year Old Who Participated in Tournament
- August 28, 2018

Clayton was competing in the tournament. Two people were injured fleeing the area, Williams said. Clayton attended Calabasas High School in 2014, leaving the school after his junior year. Katz went by the gaming naming "Bread" and previously won Madden tournaments in 2017, multiple gamers told CNN . There were 150 people involved in the two-day event, including players and spectators. (more...)
Mollie Tibbetts is 'nobody’s victim,' dad says during funeral Mollie Tibbetts is 'nobody’s victim,' dad says during funeral
- August 28, 2018

Interested in Mollie Tibbetts? You do not get to use her murder to inaccurately promote your "permanently separated" hyperbole. Several other members of Tibbetts's family have appeared to push back on the immigration rhetoric surrounding the student's death. (more...)

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