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  • Trump: 'Saudi Arabia Buys a Lot, I Don't Want to Lose Them'


    Source:aljezeera.comUS President Donald Trump has reiterated his support for Saudi Arabia at a Make America Great Again (MAGA) rally where he also described a negotiation tactic he used to get more money from the kingdom for the United States'military support.During a rally withhis supportersin Green Bay, Wisconsin, Trump indicated that he would remain a steadfast supporter of the Saudi government, largely due to Riyadh's purchases from US companies.They have nothing but cash, right? he

  • Sri Lanka Issues Decree Banning All Forms of Face Covering


    The Sri Lankan government on Sunday issued a decree banning burqas and other face-covering garments from Monday, in light of the Easter Sunday attacks, which were carried out by a local cell that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.“Wearing garments that cover the face completely will be banned from tomorrow, to ensure public safety, “ the presidential decree reads.The move comes just days after a parliamentarian submitted a Private Member’s Motion to ban the burqa on security grounds. MP

  • Human Rights Lawyer: 148 Lashes and 38 Years in Jail in Iran

  prominent Iranian lawyer has been jailed for 38 years and sentenced to 148 lashesafter she defended women who removed their headscarves in public.Nasrin Sotoudeh, an internationally renowned human rights lawyer jailed in Iran, was handed maximum sentence for all of her seven convictions.The 55-year-old representedprotesters against the Islamic Republic's mandatory headscarves for women, many of whom filmed themselves taking off the garment and posing it on social medi

  • London Marathon: Seaweed Pouches will Replace Plastic Pottles


    Source:cnn.comThirsty while running? Here, have a seaweed ball full of sports drink.More than 41,000 people will run the London Marathon on Sunday. When they reach mile 23, they'll be handed edible pods made of seaweed extracts instead of a plastic water bottle.It's one way race organizers are hoping to reduce the huge amount of plastic waste generated during the endurance run. They want to cut the number of plastic bottles used by 200,000.Our goal is to make plastic packaging disappear.

  • Navy SEAL Officers Attempted to Cover up Evidence of War Crimes


    Source:wsws.orgSpecial Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, a US Navy SEAL awaiting a court-martial for war crimes charges, was systematically protected by his SEAL superiors for a year, a Navy investigation report covered by theNew York Timesreveals. Gallagher’s trial begins May 28 for premeditated murder, attempted murder, obstruction of justice and other crimes related to war crimes in Iraq, and there is an ongoing investigation into similar actions in Afghanistan.The war crimes described in t

  • Portugal’s Parliament Recognizes Armenian Genocide


    Source:asbarez.comLawmakers in Portugal on Friday voted overwhelmingly to recognize the Armenian Genocide, saying in a resolution passed at the Assembly of the Republic that “the systematic extermination by the Ottoman authorities directed at the Armenian minority in its territory is considered by the international community of historians as the first genocide of the twentieth century.”The resolution, backed by all political forces represented in the parliament, also serves as a remembrance of

  • Hacker Finds He Can Remotely Kill Car Engines


    Source:motherboard.vice.comA hacker broke into thousands of accounts belonging to users of two GPS tracker apps, giving him the ability to monitor the locations of tens of thousands of vehicles and even turn off the engines for some of them while they were in motion, Motherboard has learned.The hacker, who goes by the name LM, told Motherboard he hacked into more than 7,000 iTrack accounts and more than 20,000 ProTrack accounts, two apps that companies use to monitor and manage fleets of vehicle

  • Plant-Based Meat Products Might Fix our Food System


    Source:vox.comBeyond Meat, the plant-based meat company, is going public next week.The company sells burgers that contain no meat, but taste like they do. Its stated goal is to fix our food system. Its initial public offering (IPO) is the latest sign that alt-meat is going mainstream — and that’s a big deal.It’s been a good few years for Beyond Meat. National chains including Del Taco, Carl’s Jr., and T.G.I. Friday’s have started carrying their products. They’ve also found their way onto g

  • The World's Oceans are Becoming Stormier


    Source:cnn.comThe world's oceans have become more turbulent over the past 33 years, with higher waves and stronger winds, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Melbourne.Stormier oceans could raise the likelihood of coastal flooding and exacerbate erosion, increasing the vulnerability of settlements on the coast, study author Ian Young, a professor of ocean engineering, said.There is a high probability that climate change is playing a role but exactly how this works is

  • $2 Million Payment to North Korea for Care of Warmbier Approved


    Source:reuters.comPresident Donald Trump approved payment of a $2 million bill presented by North Korea to cover its care of comatose American Otto Warmbier, a college student who died shortly after being returned home from 17 months in a North Korean prison, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.The Post said an invoice was handed to State Department envoy Joseph Yun hours before Warmbier, 22, was flown out of Pyongyang in a coma on June 13, 2017. Warmbier died six days later.The U.S. envoy,

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