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  • Donald Trump Has Had a Lot of Terrible Lawyers. Rudy Giuliani Might Be the Worst.
    As a candidate, President Donald Trump boasted that he would hire “the best and most serious people.” But as impeachment bears down on his presidency, a lot of his problems may be because he has hired a very bad lawyer. That man, of course, is Rudolph Giuliani.  Trump brought Giuliani—a ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2019-11-16
  • America Recycles Day Encouraged Recycling. It Was Sponsored by Companies That Produce a Ton of Plastic.
    This piece originally appeared in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. America’s government-backed national recycling awareness day is being used as cover by large corporations that are churning out enormous volumes of plastic that end up strewn across landscapes, rivers and in the ocean, critics ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2019-11-16
  • Its Flood Barrier Is Unfinished, and Venice Is Submerged
    This piece originally appeared in CityLab and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. On Wednesday, Venice was reeling after experiencing its highest level of floodwater since 1966. High tides from the lagoon reached more than 6 feet higher than their usual level—the second-highest ever seen since records began in ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2019-11-16
  • Democrats Say Trump’s Ukraine Conspiracy Theories Parallel Putin’s
    During Friday’s testimony by Marie Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, Democrats argued that Trump’s views on that country run parallel to talking points pushed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. While questioning Yovanovitch, Daniel Goldman, a top Democratic aide on the House Intelligence Committee, cited a February 2, 2017, ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2019-11-15
  • Marie Yovanovitch’s Testimony Showcases Donald Trump’s Obsession With Revenge
    The blood drained from her face as Marie Yovanovitch, the career diplomat removed as the US ambassador to Ukraine, read the reconstructed transcript of President Donald Trump’s July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky the day it was released. There was the president referring directly to her: “The former ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2019-11-15
  • Americans Overwhelmingly Agree: Big Tech’s Data Collection Just Isn’t Worth the Risk
    If there’s one thing connecting Cambridge Analytica, Equifax, the Office of Personnel Management, Ashley Madison, Facebook, Twitter, and Tik Tok it’s this: We live in an increasingly data-driven world that generates gobs of information about each of us and what we do—and we have little to no power to stop ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2019-11-15
  • Roger Stone Found Guilty on All Counts
    A federal jury has convicted Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, of making false statements to Congress, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering. The false statement and obstruction of justice charges have maximum sentence of five years each. Witness tampering carries a maximum of 20 years in ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2019-11-15
  • Bernie Sanders and AOC Just Unveiled a Green New Deal for Public Housing
    This piece originally appeared in CityLab and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Socialist Democrats are pushing the progressive envelope with a new iteration of Green New Deal legislation this week, this time with a focus on public housing. On Thursday, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Senator Bernie ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2019-11-15
  • Laura Ingraham Is the New Star of Fox News
    A little while ago I noticed that Laura Ingraham had somehow seized the zeitgeist from the rest of the Fox News lineup, explicating the conservative view of impeachment and Ukrainegate more thoroughly and more accurately than Tucker and Sean and even the Friends. I don’t watch enough Fox News to ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2019-11-15
  • Steve King Mixed Up His Soros and His Whistleblower Conspiracy Theories
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Thursday probably thought he was posting pictures of the alleged whistleblower in Trump’s Ukraine scandal, when he instead posted photos of Alex Soros, the son of a liberal financier and billionaire George Soros. “Adam Schiff said, ‘I do not know the identity of the whistleblower.’ ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2019-11-14
  • If Herman Cain Asked You to Vote For Trump, Would You?
    Last week, President Donald Trump went to Atlanta and with much fanfare announced that his re-election campaign was launching a coalition that would convince Black people that they should reelect him in 2020. He cited the unemployment rate and the First Step Act, legislation that aimed to reduce the sentences ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2019-11-14
  • A Complete Guide to the Impeachment Podcastpalooza
    We’re only one day into public hearings and it feels like every media outlet—and possibly even a major player in the scandal!—is starting an impeachment podcast. This is the world we’re living in, people. Whether the thought of listening to an impeachment podcast fills you with dismay or delight, we’ve ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2019-11-14
  • Trump Ag Secretary to Struggling Farmers: Get a Job!
    Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue maintains a, well, sunny view of the current farm economy. “I don’t think there could have been a better time to be in agriculture than today, I really mean that,” he recently mused on his podcast, The Sonnyside of the Street. In the latest ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2019-11-14
  • Trump’s Ambassadors Are Uniquely Unqualified. The Ukraine Scandal Proves It.
    Gordon Sondland would not have been any reasonable person’s first choice for a senior State Department post. Or their 20th choice. Before he found himself at the center of the Ukraine scandal, Sondland was a hotel magnate with zero relevant expertise or diplomatic experience. President Donald Trump nominated him to ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2019-11-14
  • Prosecutors Just Rested Their Case Over Roger Stone’s Lies: “Truth Matters”
    In his closing argument Wednesday, Roger Stone’s lawyer, Bruce Rogow, told the jury that there is really nothing to the government’s case against his client. “Much of this case, you have to ask, ‘So what?'” Rogow said. Prosecutors offered an answer on Wednesday. Assistant US Attorney Michael Marando bluntly asked jurors ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2019-11-13
  • Israel-Gaza: Israel vows to investigate civilian death claims
    Israel says it is investigating claims an airstrike killed eight members of one family in Gaza. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2019-11-16
  • Iraq protests: Top Shia cleric gives support to protests
    Ayatollah Ali Sistani said the government was deluded if it believed it could avoid real reform. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2019-11-15
  • Roger Stone: Trump ally convicted of lying to Congress
    The former adviser to President Donald Trump is convicted on charges stemming from Russia inquiry. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2019-11-15
  • Spy swap: Five freed in Russia-Lithuania-Norway exchange
    Russia takes part in a carefully co-ordinated exchange with Norway and Lithuania. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2019-11-15
  • Hong Kong protests: China condemns ‘appalling’ attack on official in UK
    Hong Kong's Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng was surrounded by protesters in London. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2019-11-15
  • Israel-Gaza ceasefire strained by rockets and air strikes
    Both sides warn they are prepared to retaliate a day after a fragile truce halts a violent flare-up. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2019-11-15
  • Taylor Swift ‘not allowed’ to sing hits at awards amid music feud
    The singer claims music bosses Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta won't let her perform her old songs. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2019-11-15
  • China’s mega-dump already full – 25 years early
    China collects hundreds of millions of tonnes of waste a year - and dealing with it is a problem. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2019-11-15
  • Kenya’s ugali scare: How safe is your maize flour?
    Well-known brands of maize flour have been banned after a warning they could be poisonous to humans. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2019-11-14
  • ‘I invented a plastic alternative from fish waste’
    Lucy Hughes has won the 2019 international James Dyson award for her biodegradable material. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2019-11-14
  • Israel-Gaza ceasefire holding despite rocket fire
    The ceasefire ended two days of fighting that killed 34 Palestinians and paralysed parts of Israel. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2019-11-14
  • Van crash in south-east Iran kills 28 Afghan nationals
    They died when two vehicles collided in an area often used for smuggling Afghan migrants. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2019-11-14
  • Israel-Gaza fighting continues for second day after militant’s death
    After an overnight lull, militants fire more rockets towards Israel and Israeli aircraft hit Gaza. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2019-11-13
  • Australia bushfires: Fresh warnings in Queensland and New South Wales
    Huge blazes continue to rage in two drought-hit states, amid warnings of a dangerous summer. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2019-11-13
  • Aeroflot: ‘Fat cat smuggler’ falls foul of Russian airline
    Mikhail Galin is stripped of his air miles after sneaking his overweight cat on an Aeroflot flight. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2019-11-12
  • South African cartoonist Zapiro receives top French cultural award
    South African cartoonist Zapiro was presented with the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, one of France's highest cultural honours, at a ceremony on Wednesday. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2019-11-16
  • A young life lost in Iraq’s deadly protests
    Sweeping protests have killed hundreds of people in Iraq since the start of October. Among the most violent have been concentrated in the Shia city of Nassiriya, 350 kms southeast of the capital, Baghdad. Despite its location in one of Iraq’s oil-rich regions, this city has been beset by endemic ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2019-11-16
  • Surge in petrol prices trigger protests in Iran
    Sporadic protests erupted in cities across Iran, state news agency IRNA said on Saturday, a day after the government announced a surprise decision to ration petrol and hike its price. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2019-11-16
  • Israel launches fresh strikes against Gaza after rocket fire
    Israel targeted Hamas in strikes on Gaza early Saturday after rockets were fired towards it from the Palestinian enclave, the army said, two days after a fragile ceasefire began.  ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2019-11-16
  • Himalayan pink salt, a matter of national pride for Pakistan
    Much of the Himalayan pink salt consumed across the globe comes from Pakistan. But against the backdrop of tense relations with neighbouring India, the rock salt has become a matter of national pride and sovereignty. Rather than selling the raw material at cheap rates to China and India, Islamabad now wants ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2019-11-15
  • Alibaba confirms Hong Kong IPO
    Calling it a "vote of confidence" amid increasingly violent pro-democracy protests, China's top e-commerce firm, Alibaba, plans to float some $13 billion in shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Also, Washington and Beijing inch closer to a trade deal, and the studio behind the "Baby Shark" phenomenon hopes to catch lightning ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2019-11-15
  • Iran radically raises petrol prices by 50 percent
    Iran imposed petrol rationing and raised pump prices by at least 50 percent Friday, saying the move aims to help the needy with cash handouts and is not due to a budget deficit. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2019-11-15
  • Exclusive: The role of art in the reconstruction of war-torn Libya
    In the fifth of FRANCE 24’s special reports from Libya, Eric de Laverne and Wissam Charaf explore the cultural reconstruction in the eastern city of Benghazi and ask if art can help to restore unity in this divided land. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2019-11-15
  • US and its European allies clash over the fate of jihadists held in Syria
    The United States and its European allies clashed Thursday over what to do with thousands of jihadists jailed in Syria, with Washington calling a French proposal to try fighters in Iraq “irresponsible.” ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2019-11-15
  • Gaza truce shaky as Islamic Jihad and Israel disagree on terms
    Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel declared a halt to hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday but a lasting ceasefire appeared tenuous as they differed on terms. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2019-11-14
  • Bolivia’s warring parties strike deal for new elections to end deadly unrest
    Bolivia's interim government and lawmakers from the party of unseated leader Evo Morales struck a deal late on Thursday to pursue new elections, potentially helping resolve the South American country's political crisis. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2019-11-14
  • Three Lebanese parties including Hariri’s agree to nominate Mohammad Safadi as PM
    Three major Lebanese parties agreed to nominate Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, to become prime minister, three sources familiar with the situation said, suggesting progress towards a new government at a time of acute economic crisis. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2019-11-14
  • Literary prize-winning Iranian-Kurdish refugee freed from Australian detention camp
    An Iranian asylum seeker and award-winning author held in an offshore Australian detention camp for more than six years said Thursday he had arrived in New Zealand, and was celebrating "freedom". ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2019-11-14
  • In Shiite holy city of Karbala, Iraqis protest against Iranian ‘meddling’
    A FRANCE 24 team reporting from the southern Iraqi city of Karbala find a previously unthinkable development: demonstrators in the Shiite stronghold protesting against Iran’s interference in Iraq. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2019-11-14
  • Week in Review: Plastic pollution in Indonesia, Palestinians and Israelis unite for olive harvests and French hospital workers on strike
    FRANCE 24 meets two Indonesian sisters who are fighting plastic pollution; Palestinians and Israelis unite in the West Bank for the olive harvesting season; the continuing debate over the Muslim headscarf in France; and our film critic tells us why Roman Polanski’s take on the Dreyfus affair is likely to ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2019-11-14
  • Climate change triggers a chain reaction that threatens the heart of the Pacific
    The loss of a unique blanket of sea ice that dips far below the Arctic to reach Japan’s northern coast along with the disappearance of salmon are products of rapid warming in the Sea of Okhotsk, which sits between Siberia and Japan. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2019-11-16
  • Biden, Warren absence at California gathering irks top Dems
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2019-11-16
  • Jury awards Planned Parenthood $1 million for secret videos
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2019-11-15
  • Lithuania takes a step toward spy swap with Russia
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2019-11-15
  • Iraqi officials: 1 protester killed in renewed clashes
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2019-11-15
  • Israel says it has completed Gaza strikes after rocket fire
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2019-11-15
  • Sour grapes: Trade war puts cork in US wine sales to China
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2019-11-13
  • Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2019-11-12
  • Clinton criticizes UK government for blocking Russian report
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2019-11-12
  • The Latest: Israeli military orders residents stay indoors
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2019-11-12
  • World Bank cuts back project in China’s restive Xinjiang
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2019-11-12
  • Stocks slip as uncertainty reigns in US-China trade talks
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2019-11-11
  • Clashes in Bolivia amid power void left by Morales ouster
    The socialist leader stepped down on Sunday after nearly 14 years in power following a call by the military chief to quit and weeks of massive protests. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2019-11-11
  • Jordan reclaims land Israelis used under ’94 peace accord
    Annexes to the peace treaty had allowed Israeli farmers to continue working the lands and tourists to visit them. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2019-11-10
  • Iraq cracks down on protests as Prime Minister Adil Mehdi gains support
    Iraqi medical and security officials say at least four anti-government protesters were killed and at least 108 wounded in the capital Baghdad. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2019-11-09
  • One killed as protests erupt after Iran hikes petrol prices
    Demonstrations erupt after authorities announce surprise decision to ration petrol and raise prices by 50 percent. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2019-11-16
  • Zimbabwe doctors’ strike: Hundreds fired
    A warning to doctors on strike in Zimbabwe: 'Go back to work or you risk being fired.' ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2019-11-16
  • What is behind the boom in e-commerce in China’s rural areas?
    How thousands of Chinese villages have benefitted from the boom in online shopping. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2019-11-16
  • Israeli army to probe ‘unexpected’ Gaza civilian deaths
    Israel's military has pledged on Friday to investigate the death of civilians in Gaza after attacks targeting the Islamic Jihad group killed 34 Palestinians. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2019-11-16
  • Washington’s TAIPEI Act will not solve Taiwan’s problems
    Taiwan needs a new approach to counter China's campaign to isolate it internationally. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2019-11-16
  • US calls on Haftar to end Tripoli push, warns against Russia role
    Washington accuses Moscow of exploiting the conflict and urges Khalifa Haftar to stop offensive on the Libyan capital. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2019-11-16
  • Deadly bomb explosion hits Baghdad amid anti-gov’t protests
    At least two people killed in blast in centre of Iraqi capital as three others killed in clashes with security forces. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2019-11-16
  • Israeli army launches fresh air raids on Gaza, targets Hamas
    Early morning strikes come after rockets were fired towards Israel from the besieged enclave, Israeli army says. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2019-11-16
  • Gold prices in India hit 5-month high amid growing demand
    The country's gold imports fell for the fourth straight month, while demand in China remained muted. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2019-11-15
  • Newly-freed Behrouz Boochani slams Australian refugee policies
    Kurdish-Iranian journalist tells Al Jazeera that housing refugees in offshore detention facilities is 'barbaric'. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2019-11-15
  • Amid protests, Iraq’s top Shia leader calls for new election law
    Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani says fresh poll needed to end Iraq's deepening, deadly political crisis. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2019-11-15
  • BRICS summit: China warns against ‘protectionism, bullying’
    Chinese President Xi Jinping warns against protectionism, champions international trade on second day of BRICS summit. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2019-11-15
  • Qatar to play UAE in Doha amid signs of thaw in Gulf dispute
    Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain to take part in this year's Gulf Cup in Qatar, raising hopes of end to Gulf dispute. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2019-11-15
  • Habbaniyah, Iraq: From celebrity haunt to safe haven among ruins
    Once an elite holiday destination, then a refuge for those displaced by ISIL, the resort town is trying to rebuild. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2019-11-15
  • Gaza ceasefire under pressure after renewed Israeli air attacks
    Truce between Islamic Jihad and Israel came into effect on Thursday morning after 34 Palestinians were killed in raids. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2019-11-15