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  • Chad Wolf Finally Had a Nomination Hearing—10 Months Too Late
    Chad Wolf, the acting Homeland Security secretary who has presided over a slew of controversies this year, struck a defiant pose at his long-anticipated nomination hearing before a Senate committee Wednesday morning, calling news reports about DHS contracts heading to his wife’s company “fabricated” and a whistleblower’s allegation that ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-09-23
  • Mike Pompeo Brought His Backward View of Human Rights to the UN. Europe Wasn’t Buying It.
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged foreign leaders to “secure unalienable rights” in a United Nations speech on Wednesday, which laid the “crisis” in international human rights at the feet of longtime American adversaries and multilateral bodies like the UN. “Authoritarian governments, from China to Iran to Venezuela, are ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-09-23
  • Kodak Inquiry Doesn’t Solve the Mystery of the $100 Million Donation to a Little-Known Synagogue
    In August, Kodak and the Trump administration ran into a scandal, when word leaked that the once-mighty film giant was in contention for a massive and unprecedented $765 million federal loan (to manufacture ingredients for prescription drugs) and its stock price soared, giving rise to speculation about insider shenanigans. ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-09-23
  • There’s a New Plan to Shorten Voting Lines: Make the Responsible Officials Pay You
    It’s practially a given that any major election will produce images of voters waiting in hours-long lines. It’s already happening in the run up to November, as waits have piled up outside of early voting sites. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has an idea to help keep waits to under 30 minutes: ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-09-23
  • Trump Is Trashing the Constitution to Stay in Power
    Before there was a United States of America, there was a postal system. Revolutionaries like Samuel Adams and Thomas Jefferson hatched their plans using underground postal networks known as committees of correspondence. In 1775, a year before the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress created the Post Office Department ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-09-23
  • The Trump Files: The Shady Way Fred Trump Tried to Save His Son’s Casino
    This post was originally published as part of The Trump Files—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current president—on September 26, 2016. Donald Trump’s career was built on help from his father, Fred, whether it was the years Trump spent ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-09-23
  • The Terrifying Story of How QAnon Infiltrated Moms’ Groups
    When Kristen Alden moved to Thousand Oaks, California, two years ago, she joined the local moms’ Facebook group, Moms of Conejo Valley. She figured it’d be a good place to find out about activities for her seven-year-old, and she looked forward to unloading some old clothes, books, and toys ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-09-23
  • Florida’s Republican Governor Unveils a Shocking Plan to Criminalize Protests
    Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Trump lackey, is pushing legislation that would outlaw protests that turn disorderly and allow law enforcement to round up and prosecute all present, transforming participation in a protest from a protected constitutional right to a crime. The changes read like the rulebook of ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-09-22
  • 200,000 Dead and All Trump Offered Was a Cynical Election Ploy
    The United States has passed the milestone of 200,000 coronavirus deaths and the number is still climbing. Since the pandemic began, President Donald Trump has lied about the virus, downplayed its severity, and (in an impressive feat of scientific ignorance even for him) discouraged his followers and sycophants from ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-09-22
  • Can We Cut the Supreme Court Down to Size?
    I imagine that a lot of Republicans are getting a good laugh at Jamelle Bouie’s column in the New York Times this morning: If Democrats are willing to treat a Republican-dominated Supreme Court as a partisan and ideological foe, if they’re willing to change or transform it rather ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-09-22
  • Mike Pompeo Has Turbocharged the State Department’s War on LGBTQ Rights
    Last month, in a video seemingly devoid of irony, former ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell declared that “President Trump is the most pro-gay president in American history.” Believable perhaps if one’s head has been buried in sand for three years, Grenell’s video was part of an outreach effort by Log ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-09-22
  • Democrats Need to Make Republicans Pay a Price for Filling Ginsburg’s Seat
    Is there any way to stop Republicans from filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat? Probably not. There are plenty of ideas floating around, but most of them require the support of either three or four Republicans, which Democrats aren’t likely to get.¹ No one should take this as ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-09-22
  • Battleground State Voters Strongly Prefer Biden to Trump on Climate, a New Poll Finds
    To the millions of American voters who have experienced unprecedented wildfires, relentless storms, and extreme heat this summer, climate change has become personal. Sixty percent of voters in eight battleground states say they have felt the effects or know someone who has, according to a new poll of 896 ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-09-22
  • Romney Backs Vote on Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Before Election
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) announced his support to move forward with a Senate vote on President Donald Trump’s pick to replace the seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, essentially clearing the path for Trump to confirm his third nominee to the high court. Romney’s backing comes ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-09-22
  • COVID-19 Cases Are Surging All Over the World
    My usual daily look at COVID-19 deaths was posted a few minutes ago, but I thought it might be worthwhile to also give you a quick look at COVID-19 cases. As you can see, they’re going up all over the place. Spain, France, and the Netherlands are skyrocketing. The ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-09-22
  • Xinjiang: Large numbers of new detention camps uncovered in report
    China has a far bigger network of detention centres than was previously thought, a report says. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-09-24
  • China’s new richest person is a bottled water tycoon
    Zhong Shanshan’s net worth reached $58.7bn thanks to his water and vaccine firms. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-09-24
  • North Korea ‘killed and burned South Korean official’
    The man had disappeared from a patrol boat near the border, said the South Korean defence ministry. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-09-24
  • Trudeau promises ‘ambitious’ Canada recovery plan
    The plan comes as Mr Trudeau warns Canada is in the midst of a "second wave" of the pandemic. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-09-23
  • Heroes in Harm’s Way: Covid-19 show sparks sexism debate in China
    A new drama has China asking if women are being written out of its epidemic history. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-09-23
  • Alexei Navalny: How his team found Novichok bottle evidence in Tomsk
    Russia's top opposition figure has left hospital but it was his colleagues who gathered the evidence. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-09-23
  • Hunter Biden: Republicans release report on Joe Biden’s son
    His work in Ukraine was "awkward" while his father was vice-president but no wrongdoing was found. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-09-23
  • Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia to gradually resume Umra pilgrimage
    From 4 October, 6,000 citizens and residents will be allowed to undertake the Umra each day. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-09-23
  • Alexei Navalny: Russian activist discharged from Berlin hospital
    German tests showed the critic of President Vladimir Putin was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-09-23
  • China ‘coercing’ thousands of Tibetans into mass labour camps – report
    Researchers warn the "militarised vocational training" can lead to a loss of cultural heritage. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-09-23
  • UK sends US evidence on Islamic State ‘Beatles’
    Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh are accused of killing Western hostages in Iraq and Syria. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-09-22
  • Six African heritage sites under threat from climate change
    A recent study warns that without intervention many of the continent's ancient sites could be lost. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-09-22
  • How the UAE emerged as a regional powerhouse
    From a mission to Mars to military expeditions, what is driving the UAE to punch above its weight? ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-09-22
  • Is the world entering a new Cold War?
    The recent US-China tensions were laid bare in speeches by Trump and Xi at the UN in New York. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-09-22
  • Climate change: China aims for ‘carbon neutrality by 2060’
    China's surprise announcement of a long-term goal to curb emissions boosts UN climate talks. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-09-22
  • North Korean troops shot dead missing South Korean, Seoul says
    A South Korean official who went missing from a fisheries patrol boat earlier this week was shot dead by North Korean troops who later burned his body, South Korea's military said on Thursday. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-09-23
  • United Nations, Britain to co-host climate summit in December
    The United Nations and Britain will co-host a global climate summit on December 12, the fifth anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement, the world body said Wednesday. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-09-23
  • US officer charged over Breonna Taylor shooting, but not for her death
    A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday indicted a single former police officer for shooting into neighboring apartments but did not move forward with charges against any officers for their role in Breonna Taylor’s death. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-09-23
  • ‘The Gluers’: A French group denounces femicide with a poster campaign
    Over the past year, anti-femicide posters have been appearing on walls all around France and across Paris. The campaign, which denounces violence against women and aims to raise awareness, has been praised but also criticised. FRANCE 24 met with some members of “the Gluers” group running the campaign. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-09-23
  • Kremlin critic Navalny discharged from Berlin hospital, full recovery ‘possible’
    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who the West believes was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent, has been discharged from hospital after just over a month, the Berlin medical facility treating him said Wednesday. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-09-23
  • EU set to propose plan on asylum seekers, but Austria warns against quotas
    Five years after Europe's migrant crisis, Brussels will propose on Wednesday that member states share the responsibility for asylum seekers under a "compulsory solidarity mechanism". But it could spark outrage from countries such as Austria, whose Chancellor Sebastian Kurz warned against any attempts to force EU countries to take in migrants. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-09-23
  • China pledges to go carbon neutral by 2060
    Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday that the world’s largest greenhouse gas polluter will peak emissions in 2030 and go carbon neutral by 2060, in what climate activists hailed as a major step forward. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-09-22
  • UN gathering exposes transatlantic rift on Iran sanctions
    French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Europe would not compromise with the United States over Washington's move to reactivate sanctions on Iran, highlighting the growing transatlantic rift over how to deal with Tehran's nuclear programme. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-09-22
  • Republicans close ranks to back vote on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
    President Donald Trump's push to widen the US Supreme Court's conservative majority received a boost on Tuesday as a longtime rival, Republican Senator Mitt Romney, said the Senate should move forward with a vote on his replacement for liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-09-22
  • Live: Trump, Xi, Macron address virtual UN General Assembly from afar amid pandemic
    The United Nations General Assembly opens Tuesday in New York in an unusually quiet hall as the annual global diplomatic meet goes online amid the Covid-19 pandemic. World leaders have been invited to provide pre-recorded messages for the gathering, where delegations will be represented in person by a lone diplomat. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-09-22
  • More than 60 wealthy countries join WHO’s plan for distributing Covid-19 vaccine
    More than 60 wealthy nations have joined a WHO-backed programme to facilitate poor countries' access to coronavirus vaccines, but the US and China are not on the list published Monday. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-09-22
  • Warmer temperatures shrink Arctic sea ice to 2nd lowest-level ever
    Arctic summer sea ice melted in 2020 to the second smallest size since records began 42 years ago, US scientists announced Monday, offering further stark evidence of the impact of global warming. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-09-22
  • US adds new sanctions on Iran, with plans to enforce them singlehandedly
    The United States slapped additional sanctions on Iran on Monday after the Trump administration’s disputed unilateral weekend declaration that all United Nations penalties eased under the 2015 nuclear deal had been restored. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-09-22
  • English pubs to close early as health officials warn of dire Covid-19 resurgence
    British pubs will have to close early and people who fail to obey quarantine rules will face stiff fines under new lockdown restrictions to curb a surging wave of new coronavirus infections. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-09-21
  • Fake guns and pushups: Inside China’s school for bodyguards
    It bills itself as China’s only school for bodyguards and its students are put through rigorous training in everything from firearms to cybersecurity. For those who make the grade at the Genghis Security Academy a potentially lucrative career awaits with one of the country’s growing list of super-rich. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-09-21
  • Seoul: North Korea kills SKorean official, burns his body
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-09-24
  • Taiwan: China’s military flew planes toward island on 3 days
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-09-24
  • Asia Today: China to let in more foreigners as virus recedes
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-09-24
  • The Latest: China lifts pandemic bar on entry by foreigners
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-09-23
  • China auto show forging ahead under anti-virus controls
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-09-23
  • Navy releases documents from Cold War loss of submarine
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-09-23
  • ‘We have a maniac in charge.’ What Donald Trump’s immigration policies have done to Canada
    The U.S. president’s attitude toward foreign workers might help Canada recruit them, but his policies toward refugees are creating strains north of the border, Edward Keenan writes. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-09-23
  • MIT professor wins top AI award for cancer, drug research
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-09-23
  • First direct commercial flight from Israel lands in Bahrain
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-09-23
  • Seoul: Missing South Korean official may be in North Korea
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-09-23
  • New York City warns about rising COVID-19 cases in Hasidic neighbourhoods
    City health officials said that they were concerned about a clear uptick in transmission among some of the city’s Hasidic communities, which were devastated by COVID-19 in the spring but had seen few cases in the summer. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-09-23
  • Report: Iran’s Guard flew surveillance drone over USS Nimitz
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-09-23
  • China blasts US House bill, denies forced labour in Xinjiang
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-09-23
  • Malaysian opposition leader Anwar plans new government
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-09-23
  • Mitt Romney says the supports moving forward to fill Supreme Court vacancy
    In a statement Tuesday morning, Romney echoed Republican leaders who have said historical precedent supported filling the seat in an election year when the presidency and Senate were controlled by the same party. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-09-22
  • Pakistan’s opposition takes blunt aim at country’s military
    Opposition parties unite to launch new anti-government movement, but analysts are sceptical it can unseat PM Khan. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-09-24
  • China running 380 detention centres in Xinjiang: Researchers
    Australian study finds camps have expanded, despite claims that Uighurs were being released. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-09-24
  • North Korea shot, burned body of missing S Korean official: Seoul
    South Korea condemns 'brutal' killing of fishery official and urges Pyongyang to punish those involved in the incident. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-09-23
  • Saudi king denounces Iran’s ‘expansionism’ in fiery UN speech
    King Salman reiterates 2002 Arab peace initiative is the basis for a 'comprehensive and just solution' for Palestinians. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-09-23
  • Sudan discusses Arab-Israeli peace with US officials
    Sudanese officials held 'serious and frank talks' on the future of Arab-Israeli peace and a two-state solution. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-09-23
  • China condemns US ‘obstruction’ as it aims to go carbon neutral
    China's 'unexpected and eye-opening' climate change announcement resets the ambition of global warming action. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-09-23
  • In Pictures: China’s poverty alleviation
    China lifted over 800 million people out of poverty over 40 years. For the relocated, the transition has been difficult. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-09-23
  • Americans are ambivalent towards Israel-Gulf normalisation
    A new survey shows many Americans still do not view Gulf nations as allies after normalising relations with Israel. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-09-23
  • Israeli plane lands in Bahrain after ties normalised: Flight data
    Israeli carrier Israir operates flight from Tel Aviv to Bahrain a week after it signed a deal alongside the UAE. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-09-23
  • Israel reports highest ever daily spike in coronavirus infections
    Cases reach a new high of nearly 7,000 cases, days after the start of a second nationwide lockdown. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-09-23
  • ‘War will benefit no one’: Global concern over US-China tensions
    UN chief warns against a new Cold War between US and China as world leaders decry growing superpower rivalry. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-09-23
  • Saudi Arabia to gradually resume Umrah pilgrimage
    Year-round pilgrimage to begin from October 4, seven months after it was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-09-23
  • Net zero by 2060: That’s China’s bold new carbon emissions goal
    Chinese and US leaders attack each other's environmental records, as Trump blames China for 'rampant pollution'. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-09-23
  • Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim says has majority to form new government
    Country's opposition leader says he is ready to take power from Muhyiddin Yassin who took office in March. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-09-23
  • Duterte invokes court ruling against China in UN address
    Philippine president says Manila 'firmly rejects' attempts to undermine 2016 ruling declaring China's claim illegal. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-09-22