Beirut - A senior commander in Iran´s Revolutionary Guards warned the United States on Monday that if it designated the group a terrorist organisation and applied new sanctions its action could be perilous for U.S. forces in the region. U.S. officials said earlier this year that President Donald Trump´s administration was considering a proposal that could lead to potentially categorising the powerful Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organisation. In Mid-June the U.S. Senate voted for new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile programme and other activities not related to the international nuclear agreement reached
Comments: Now, we see the unmistakable harm 0bama (and PIAPS who secretly initiated it) have done to our Country and the stability of the Middle East by lifting sanctions against Iran in an unconstitutional deal through the UN. These mook terrorist talk tough because they believe if they raise hell here with the Great American Satan, Lucifer won´t be waiting for them in the next. HA!. Israel won´t be standing idly by, either, as any conflict will involve them.
The London hospital where baby Charlie Gard is being treated for a rare genetic disorder has been receiving death threats. "The GOSH community has been subjected to a shocking and disgraceful tide of hostility and disturbance," Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Chairman Mary MacLeod said in a statement released Saturday. The terminally ill infant is at the center of an international legal controversy over whether the hospital should support experimental efforts to extend his life. "Staff have received abuse both in the street and online," the statement continued. "Thousands of abusive messages have been sent to doctors
There are a lot of different reasons you may have heard of F. Lee Bailey. Perhaps it’s for the illustrious defense lawyer’s involvement in the Boston Strangler case. Or perhaps it’s for his work defending Patty Hearst or the captain allegedly responsible for the My Lai Massacre, or for successfully overturning a murder conviction in a Supreme Court case that is said to have inspired the movie The Fugitive. But it’s most likely for his involvement on the defense team for O.J. Simpson. Bailey was a member of the former football star’s “Dream Team” of attorneys during his 1995 murder trail, in which the famed defense lawyer had a central role
Leaders in the fight against HIV on Sunday urged the US government, the largest donor to global AIDS research and treatment, to reject "draconian" funding cuts proposed by President Donald Trump. Any funding lapse, they said, will be counted in human lives. "As we gather today, the largest and most important donor in HIV response has threatened devastating cuts to funding for research and treatment programmes," International AIDS Society president Linda-Gail Bekker told a global HIV science conference in Paris. "Draconian cuts to research and... HIV funding is a catastrophe we cannot afford to see
India’s top court is considering whether privacy is a fundamental right of every citizen in a case that could have implications for the country’s biometric identity program and a slew of global technology companies. (Snip) Conceived as a way to curb the siphoning off of welfare meant for the poor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pushed the system’s adoption into uses spanning buying a phone, getting utilities connected or conducting financial transactions online. Any changes could impact companies from Microsoft Corp. to Samsung Electronics Co., which have integrated Aadhaar into their products, while a new interpretation of privacy
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday that the Congressional Democrats plan to roll out a much bolder agenda, which will be ´quite different than the Democratic Party you heard in the past,´ the Senate´s top Democrat promised. (Snip) ´So simply put, what do Democrats stand for?´ Schumer said trying to explain the plan more simply. ´A better deal for working families – higher wages, less costs, tools for the 21st century.´ Stephanopoulos had brought up polling data that said 52 percent of Americans believed that Democrats only stood for being against President Trump.
Gay Britannia is the BBC´s celebration of the 50 year anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1976, which partially decriminalised gay sex. Across the BBC (including Radio 1 of course), you´ll hear special programmes on LGBTQ+ culture, history and icons. But while Gay Britannia is a celebration of how things have changed over the past five decades, there´s still a long way to go for the gay community. Fortunately, some of our favourite stars are outspoken supporters and allies of the LGBTQ+ community. These are some of the most inspirational stars who work to support the LGBTQ+ community.
The last couple of weeks have seen daily demonstrations and confrontations between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories. Tensions have risen in occupied East Jerusalem´s Old City after Israel shut down al-Aqsa Mosque compound for the first time since 1969, after a deadly gun battle between Palestinian citizens of Israel and Israeli forces. The attack, which took place on July 14, ended in the deaths of two Israeli police officers and three Palestinian attackers. Israel subsequently closed the site for Friday prayers and reopened it the next Sunday with new measures of control, including metal
Exactly one month from today, a total solar eclipse will sweep across America, casting millions of people into temporary darkness. It will be the biggest astronomical event America has seen in years, watched by millions of people from within the path of totality and tens of millions more who are outside it. One astronomer has said it will be the “most photographed, most shared, most tweeted event in human history.” Some eclipse enthusiasts have spent years preparing for this solar spectacle, the first eclipse to cross the entire continental United States in almost a century. But even if you are just finding out about the eclipse,
The Trump administration “supports” the current version of a bill to sanction Russia for its actions during the 2016 elections that could soon land on President Donald Trump’s desk for a signature, the White House press secretary said. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ comments came after Republican and Democratic leaders in the House reached a tentative deal to move ahead this week on a measure that, among other things, would prevent the president from acting unilaterally to remove sanctions on Russia. (Snip) Trump would then be faced with signing legislation that takes away his power to act unilaterally on sanctions.
The State Department argued at a federal hearing Thursday that its ability to process the 100,000 Hillary Clinton emails ordered released under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit has been hindered by a lack of manpower due to a "hiring freeze" and that the urgency to release the documents has been diminished by the public´s lack of interest in the subject, according to the watchdog group that won the lawsuit for the document´s release. But Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that sued the State Department in May 2015 for the thousands of emails and documents, isn´t buying it.
Washington - President Trump wrongly tweeted on Saturday that The New York Times had “foiled” an attempt by the United States military to kill Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State. “The Failing New York Times foiled U.S. attempt to kill the single most wanted terrorist, al-Baghdadi,” the president wrote. “Their sick agenda over National Security.” (Snip) In the article cited by Fox News and published more than three weeks after the raid, The Times reported new details, including that as much as seven terabytes of data had been seized, which, with information from Umm Sayyaf, provided new insights
Frankfurt, Germany - A German teenager missing for more than a year, who was believed to have converted to Islam and run away to join the Islamic State, has been found in Iraq, a state prosecutor said on Saturday. The girl, identified only as Linda W., 16, in keeping with German privacy laws, is being cared for by employees of the German consulate in Iraq “We don’t know what she did in the year that she was away, (Snip) The inquiry, based on suspicion that she was supporting a terrorist organization or plotting an attack against a foreign state, was closed after they failed to identify her whereabouts, he said.
Jeb Bush slammed Republicans Saturday for giving President Trump a free pass on Russia — while blasting President Obama for the same thing. “If your opponent does things that … your head explodes on … then when your guy does the same thing, have the same passion to be critical,” the former Florida governor fumed at Ozy Fest, a Central Park festival hosted by the digital news magazine Ozy. Jeb’s jab appeared to be a thinly veiled reference to GOP leadership going easy on Trump for not criticizing Russia for its alleged meddling in U.S. elections. Trump has deflected criticism
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is urging South Carolinians to vote against him when they disagree with his support for a national amnesty plus a greater inflow of foreign workers to take Americans’ jobs. “To the people who object to this, I don’t want you to vote for me because I cannot serve you well,” he said in a Capitol Hill press conference July 20. He continued: The key here is to be fair to the 11 million [illegal immigrants], starting with the [2 million younger illegals] ‘Dreamers,’ but convince people we’re going to do what our great friend [President] Ronald Reagan
Colin Kaepernick is an NFL pariah. His stand for social justice by taking a knee during the national anthem last season as a member of the San Francisco 49ers has left him sitting on his couch as NFL training camps commence this week. His sideline satyagraha, designed to bring attention to civil rights violations and disparities in treatment from law enforcement in this country, makes him unemployable in a league that frowns upon individuality and values compliance and conformity from its players. Players for all 32 teams will have reported for camp by end of this week. It doesn’t look
Sarah Huckabee Sanders was promoted to White House press secretary Friday, and it didn’t take long for liberals to attack her appearance and politics. While Sanders is just the third woman to serve as press secretary — following Dee Dee Myers and Dana Perino — some questioned the idea that Sanders’ ascension is a win for feminism. Mediaite published an article shortly after the promotion announcement that accused Sanders of “hurting women.”
While there are doubtless celebrations in Moscow, the news that Sen. John McCain has irreversible brain cancer hit me harder than any such news since I sat in a seventh-grade classroom and our science teacher ran down the hall shouting, “The president’s been shot.” That president, JFK, was a war hero, too, but not one of McCain’s stature. Shot down over North Vietnam, crippled by wounds and tortured, McCain refused early release and remained in his Hanoi prison, suffering for years beside his comrades. Returning home at last, on crutches, he dedicated himself to serving the people of Arizona and the
Authorities in Florida say that a group of teenagers recorded the drowning of a disabled man last week — and did nothing to help as they made fun of his struggles. Jamel Dunn, 32, of Cocoa, drowned in a retention pond July 9. His body was recovered July 14, two days after his fiancee reported him missing. Late last week, a friend of Dunn´s family came across the video on social media and forwarded it to authorities in Brevard County. In the video, which was published by the Florida Today newspaper Thursday, the teens can be heard laughing at Dunn
The outcome of O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing, broadcast live Thursday, was clear from the very beginning, when chairperson Connie Bisbee addressed him not as Inmate #1027820 but as a star. “I’m a little nervous, so bear with me,” she said. It was an odd ceding of power: After all, there’s no law requiring televised parole hearings. But Simpson doesn’t just occupy a singular nexus between celebrity and the criminal justice system; there’s never been a figure like him in American life. Bisbee wasn’t alone in being starstruck. Her colleague, parole board member Adam Engel, wore an NFL tie. When Bisbee mistakenly declared
An organization representing top state election officials is complaining it´s being kept in the dark by the federal government after a new report showed the Obama administration was quietly making extensive plans — including the possibility of deploying armed troops — in the case of an election day cyberattack or last-minute propaganda efforts from Russia. Time Magazine reported on a document it obtained showing the administration´s plans, which noted that state and local governments would have the primary jurisdiction, but called for the deployment of armed troops to counter a "significant incident." The plan allowed for the deployment of "armed federal law
On June 28th, President Trump convened a roundtable at the White House that included victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. The event was part of the Administration’s push to pass several new immigration bills designed to, in Trump’s words, “close the dangerous loopholes exploited by criminals, gang members, drug dealers, killers, terrorists.” A regular theme of the Trump Administration’s messaging on immigration has been to present undocumented “bad hombres” as an immediate threat to the safety and cohesion of the American family unit. But some of Trump’s immigration policies, in themselves, have endangered families across America. The stories below,
The Republican president has a job approval rating around 40 percent. The GOP has an unfavorability rating around 56 percent. And Republicans trail Democrats by nine points in an average of "generic ballot" polls. McCain´s opponents bridge the political divide following brain cancer diagnosis All of which makes it notable that the Republican National Committee is trouncing the Democratic National Committee when it comes to raising money, especially from small donors.The numbers are striking. In June, the RNC raised $13.5 million to the DNC´s $5.5 million. For 2017 so far, the RNC has raised $75.4 million to the DNC´s $38.2 million.
A Wisconsin company is about to become the first in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to its employees. Yes, you read that right. Microchip implants. "It´s the next thing that´s inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it," Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd Westby said. (snip) Each chip costs $300 and the company is picking up the tab. They´re implanted between a person´s thumb and forefinger.
Deep State leaked top secret information on Friday to The Washington Post in their continued attempt to destroy the Trump administration. The latest leaks prove the Obama administration was spying on the Trump campaign. President Trump tweeted on Barack Obama’s illegal spying on his political opponents in 2016. POTUS Trump tweeted this in March. (Tweet) Since that time we now know that the FBI was investigating the Trump Tower servers during the election. We also know Susan Rice lied at first but then admitted when she got caught that she was unmasking her political opponents phone calls. Rice blamed racism after