Brazil President Bolsonaro Draws Backlash For Tweeting Explicit Carnival Video

Brazil's Carnival is famed for an anything-goes atmosphere, and Sao Paulo alone had more than 500 street parties, called 'blocos, ' during Carnival. Brazil's homophobic new president , Jair Bolsonaro , inaugurated on January 1, 2019, is no fan of... More..

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Former Fox News Exec Bill Shine Resigns From Trump Administration
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Former Fox News Exec Bill Shine Resigns From Trump Administration

Shine received heightened criticism from the left for his previous role with Fox News and the network's coziness with the White House. "Assistant to the president and communications director Bill Shine of...More..

Conflicting reports surround fate of baby of UK IS bride
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Conflicting reports surround fate of baby of UK IS bride

Last week it was reported that Shamima and her son Jerah, named after a 7th century Islamic warlord, had been moved from the refugee camp where he was born, after they were "threatened". Ms Begum, who left the ...More..

Chelsea Manning Faces Contempt Hearing After Refusal to Answer Grand Jury Questions
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Chelsea Manning Faces Contempt Hearing After Refusal to Answer Grand Jury Questions

After Manning refused to answer questions, U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton ordered her to be immediately jailed until she agrees to testify-or until the grand jury wraps up its work. A witness held in contemp...More..

Venezuela blames sabotage & ‘US electricity war’ after major power outage
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Venezuela blames sabotage & ‘US electricity war’ after major power outage

Electricity Minister Luis Motta issued a statement on state television, claiming , "They've attacked the generation and transmission at the Guri [hydroelectric dam], the backbone of the electricity system". Th...More..

Wrap up warm, Ireland is going to get snow this weekend
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Wrap up warm, Ireland is going to get snow this weekend

Quite windy across many parts of the United Kingdom, one swirl of cloud, one area of low pressure that brought those unsettled conditions. The ground is completely frozen leaving water with a one way ticket to ...More..

International Women’s Day wishes 2019: Status messages and cards
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

International Women’s Day wishes 2019: Status messages and cards

International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 annually and was declared by the United Nations in 1975 as a focal point in the movement for women's rights. "It's essential to demonstrate and more in a day l...More..

Homes lost as Victoria tackles spate of fires - Local
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Homes lost as Victoria tackles spate of fires - Local

Efron said the change would bring "gusty and erratic" south-westerly winds and thunderstorm activities, meaning "we could see further fires started in the alpine areas". Victoria's Department of Education and T...More..

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: UK CONFRONTS Iran over jailed UK-Iranian charity worker
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: UK CONFRONTS Iran over jailed UK-Iranian charity worker

While Mr Hunt acknowledged the move was unlikely to be a "magic wand" that secures her immediate release, he said it escalated the UK's response to the situation. A project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foun...More..

by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Belgian Prime Minister supports Macron's call for 'European Renaissance

He also made more emotional requests for voters to reject nationalism, writing that it is Europe, not the nation-state, that "unites, frees, and protects us". Macron on Tuesday launched in Paris a new body wher...More..

Illinois deputy killed in shooting; suspect in crashed car
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Illinois deputy killed in shooting; suspect in crashed car

Marshals. "In this case they approached an unknown and sad to say they came out on the bad end of the operation". "For those of us in the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, this is bitter news", McHenry County ...More..

Sherrod Brown decides not to run for president
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Sherrod Brown decides not to run for president

He says his most effective role is in the Senate. Brown's decision against a run removes an intriguing candidate from the field - albeit one who's not very well-known outside of his home state. "I don't go to...More..

Full obedience or tougher sanctions: U.S. says N. Korea’s ‘step-by-step’ denuclearization unacceptable
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Full obedience or tougher sanctions: U.S. says N. Korea’s ‘step-by-step’ denuclearization unacceptable

The president later said on Wednesday he would be "disappointed" if the North restarted its nuclear and missile programmes. But the North's official KCNA news agency has now warned that the ongoing nine-day...More..

Metro Detroit church offering drive-thru ashes on Ash Wednesday
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Metro Detroit church offering drive-thru ashes on Ash Wednesday

A robed minister started his morning at 7 a.m.to mark the ashen cross on foreheads of believers. Diana Rivas receives the ashes from the Rev. Jose Fidel Barrera-Cruz during Ash Wed. For the past few years, th...More..

U.S. sees rising Chinese military activity in South China Sea
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

U.S. sees rising Chinese military activity in South China Sea

At least 200,000 Chinese have flocked to Manila since Duterte's 2016 election, many of them employed by online gaming firms that cater to Chinese players, a Senate inquiry was told late previous year. Beijing...More..

Trump ends requirement that CIA report drone strike casualties
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Trump ends requirement that CIA report drone strike casualties

Ned Price, a former intelligence analyst and Obama-era spokesman for the National Security Council who is now affiliated with the National Security Action policy advocacy group, said Trump's move sets back ...More..

Killer dad Chris Watts' chilling prison cell confession revealed
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Killer dad Chris Watts' chilling prison cell confession revealed

In August, right after Shanann Watts and the children went missing, Chris Watts lied to reporters, saying his family disappeared. "I have this book I used to read for CeCe, and I remember that book, I read it...More..

36 worldwide locations condemn Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi dying
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

36 worldwide locations condemn Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi dying

Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of the Riyadh government, was killed at a Saudi consulate in Turkey in October. Trump's first trip overseas as president was to Saudi Arabia but he has not ...More..

Sentencing hearing begins for Paul Manafort
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Sentencing hearing begins for Paul Manafort

On Thursday, a federal judge is scheduled to sentence Manafort for those crimes. Trump's former confidant was convicted in August 2018 of eight counts of tax evasion and bank fraud. Mueller's office, in a sep...More..

Further 2,000 people quit last Islamic State enclave in Syria - SDF
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Further 2,000 people quit last Islamic State enclave in Syria - SDF

That decision was met with surprise and outrage by US partner forces and members of Congress who expressed concerns about what a USA withdrawal would mean for the long term security and stability of the region....More..

Hillary Clinton Trolls Trump With
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Hillary Clinton Trolls Trump With "Mean Girls" Quote

The Duke Chronicle reports while Kelly admits being chief of staff "was an incredibly hard job; it was the least enjoyable job I've ever had", it was "the most important thing I've ever done in my life". "A...More..

'Radicalised' prisoner held after French prison attack
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

'Radicalised' prisoner held after French prison attack

He was also sentenced to a year in jail - when already in prison - for asking fellow inmates to "reenact" an attack by Islamic State gunmen on the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in November 2015. Justice Minist...More..

Roger Stone May Have Violated Gag Order in Sunday Instagram Post
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Roger Stone May Have Violated Gag Order in Sunday Instagram Post

Stone announced via Instagram on January 16 that he would be publishing a book titled "The Myth of Russian Collusion: The Inside Story of How Donald Trump Really Won". The report states that the websites were b...More..

Trump agrees on keeping US troops in Syria
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Trump agrees on keeping US troops in Syria

But the letter--signed by Senators Lindsey Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse , among others--emphasizes that they support a "small contingent of Americans forces" remaining in Syria to "ensure stability and prev...More..

Algerians hold anti-Bouteflika demo in Geneva
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Algerians hold anti-Bouteflika demo in Geneva

The ailing President also promised to fight endemic corruption in the country as well as provide better opportunities for Algerians who are forced to migrate across the Mediterranean to Europe for work. The pro...More..

PM Trudeau says 'erosion of trust' behind SNC-Lavalin scandal
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

PM Trudeau says 'erosion of trust' behind SNC-Lavalin scandal

Trudeau acknowledged that during a face-to-face meeting with Wilson-Raybould on September 17, she told him she'd made up her mind not to intervene with the public prosecutor's decision. In a 10-minute statement...More..

Google honours influential Russian mathematician, Olga Ladyzhenskaya
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Google honours influential Russian mathematician, Olga Ladyzhenskaya

The doodle , celebrating her work on partial differential equations and fluid dynamics, features in yellow, brown and orange - an elliptical shape, indicative of her work involving linear and quasilinear ellip...More..

by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Trump's Saudi envoy pick: U.S. needs 'strong and mature partnership' with Riyadh

Among those were the torturing of women's activists and a USA citizen and the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi . While Abizaid on Wednesday called for accountability for the murder of Khashoggi -...More..

Teen to sue abortion clinic after his girlfriend terminates baby
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Teen to sue abortion clinic after his girlfriend terminates baby

The memorandum, as quoted by Helms and available to the public, says, "during the first trimester of pregnancy, Baby Roe's mother aborted Baby Roe". Hannah Ford, a spokeswoman for Personhood Alabama, an antia...More..

Thai party that nominated a princess for PM has been dissolved
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Thai party that nominated a princess for PM has been dissolved

Standing outside the court, the party leader, Preechapol Pongpanich, said: "We all had good intentions for the country". Thai Raksa Chart was running in nearly 200 constituencies, and had expected to take bet...More..