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Amazon fires: 'Our house is burning', Macron warns ahead of G7
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

The French president's call for the issue to be discussed at the G7 summit angers Brazil’s president.

The Amazon is on fire - how bad is it?
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. How bad are they?

Russian nuclear accident: Medics fear 'radioactive patients'
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Arctic hospital staff did not know that military test victims were irradiated, the BBC learns.

White supremacy gangs in the US: How and why people join
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

Why do some people join white supremacy gangs and what does it take to get it one?

Poland lightning strike kills four, injures 100, in Tatra mountains storm
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

The highest number of injuries occurred on Mount Giewont where lightning struck a large metal cross.

Patrick Byrne also recently admitted he had an intimate relationship with accused Russian agent Maria Butina
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

The outspoken CEO of online home goods retailer Overstock.com resigned Thursday, days after he issued a press release entitled "Comments on Deep State" that claimed he helped the FBI carry out "political espionage."

Butina sentenced to 18 months in prison on conspiracy charge
Posted on Saturday April 27, 2019

A federal judge sentenced Russia national Maria Butina to 18 months in prison on Friday, after she pleaded guilty to trying to infiltrate conservative political circles and promote Russian interests before and after the 2016 presidential election.

Profile of the mysterious Maria Butina
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Maria Butina is a 29-year-old Russian who is accused of acting as a foreign agent in the United States and allegedly using sex and deception to build her network of influential international connections. CNN's Randi Kaye looks into her past. This report first aired in July 2018.

Butina reflects on her future in jailhouse interviews with CNN
Posted on Friday April 26, 2019

As she awaited sentencing, Maria Butina said she was most looking forward to returning to Barnaul, her hometown in Siberia, to spend time with her family and, perhaps, become a teacher.

Ex-foreign service officer says there is no 'deep state'
Posted on Saturday August 10, 2019

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, former Foreign Service Officer Chuck Park sheds light on his scathing op-ed piece criticizing President Trump and his "toxic agenda."

As economy flashes warnings, Trump suggests remedies, then argues they're not needed
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

President Donald Trump has increasingly tied his reelection campaign to the state of the economy.

Suspect in parking shooting told cops victim stepped near him, contrary to video
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

In interrogation, Michael Drejka claimed Markeis McGlockton stepped toward him.

El Paso Walmart to reopen with memorial to mass shooting victims
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

The Walmart where 22 people were killed and dozens others were injured in a mass shooting will reopen.

Jewish groups speaking out against Trump immigration policy
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

From fiery protests outside detention centers in Texas, New Jersey and Rhode Island to a blockade of an Amazon store in New York, a fledgling coalition of liberal Jewish groups is speaking out against the Trump administration's immigration policies

Sarah Sanders heads to Fox News as a contributor
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, long an ardent defender of President Donald Trump, is joining the Fox News

Pittsburgh hospital newborns dressed up as 'Wizard of Oz' characters
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

Lions and tigers and bears -- and babies.

Corey Lewandowski: Ex-Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne should testify about alleged ties to Russian agent
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Thursday the Senate should call former Overstock founder and CEO Patrick Byrne to testify about his alleged involvement with a Russian agent.

Laura Ingraham: 'Leftist purge patrol' seeking to 'blacklist,' intimidate Trump supporters, allies
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

Fox News' Laura Ingraham took on Democrats and left-wing activists who have tried to publicly embarrass and socially shun supporters and allies of President Trump, saying they constitute a "leftist purge patrol."

Sean Hannity: Dems, media accusing Trump of anti-Semitism refuse to criticize Tlaib, Omar
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

Fox News' Sean Hannity said Thursday that he believed many Democrats and media figures have been hypocritical in their coverage of President Trump and "the Squad" when it comes to Israel.

Major League Baseball banning players from Venezuelan Winter League during offseason
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

The Venezuelan Winter League is a place where some major leaguers and minor leaguers play in the offseason. That will not be an option this upcoming offseason, as Major League Baseball is citing the Trump administration’s recent policies toward Venezuela.

How Wayne LaPierre Survived a Revolt at the N.R.A.
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

Previously undisclosed documents reveal a sweeping effort by top officials and lawyers to oust the longtime head of the N.R.A. Not only has he remained, but he continues to influence the president.

Joe Biden’s Poll Numbers Mask an Enthusiasm Challenge
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

There are signs of a disconnect between support for Mr. Biden in polls and excitement for his campaign on the ground in Iowa.

Stephanie Grisham’s Turbulent Ascent to a Top White House Role
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

The new press secretary and communications director is more behind-the-scenes facilitator than public face of the administration.

Electoral College Members Can Defy Voters’ Wishes, Court Rules
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

A federal appeals court declared that members of the Electoral College could choose whomever they wanted regardless of a state’s popular vote winner.

Massacred at Home, in Misery Abroad, 730,000 Rohingya Are Mired in Hopelessness
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Fear of what awaits them has kept the Rohingya from returning to Myanmar, where they were targets of ethnic cleansing. But life in Bangladesh refugee camps is intolerable. There’s no good place to go.

Hong Kong gears up for fresh protests as activists target airport
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

Hong Kong is bracing for further anti-government demonstrations and a "stress test" of the city's international airport this weekend, as authorities warn against acts that could disrupt travel operations.

Canadian Consulate suspends travel to China for Hong Kong staff
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

The Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong said on Friday it has suspended travel to mainland China for local staff, just days after an employee of the city's British Consulate was confirmed to have been detained in China.

South Korea to scrap intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid dispute over history
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

South Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decades-old dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut security cooperation over North Korea.

Japan PM reiterates that Tokyo wants South Korea to keep its promises, rebuild trust
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday Japan still expects South Korea to keep its promises on the contentious issue of wartime forced labor and to work to rebuild trust.

Japan says ending intelligence pact shows South Korea fails to appreciate North Korean threat
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

Japanese Minister of Defence Takeshi Iwaya said on Friday South Korea's decision to end an intelligence-sharing pact was regrettable and showed it failed to appreciate the growing national security threat posed by North Korean missiles.

Slavery's explosive growth, in charts: How '20 and odd' became millions
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

A twist of fate brought the first recorded enslaved Africans to Virginia in 1619. We trace the origins of this shameful era of American history.

      

Hundreds of thousands of Africans were enslaved in America. Wanda Tucker believes her relatives were the first
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Wanda Tucker knew when she arrived in Angola, the void she felt was bigger than any one ancestor. It was of an entire people missing its past.

      

GOP groups fundraising with T-shirts showing Greenland as part of America
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

The campaign operation of House Republicans and the Nevada GOP have used President Donald Trump's comments about buying Greenland to create and fund-raise with T-shirts that include the Danish territory as part of America.

      

Robert Downey Jr. teases major surprise: 'All will be revealed' at Rolling Stones concert
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

What is Robert Downey Jr. talking about in his cryptic message about the Rolling Stones and NASA? All will be revealed Thursday at the Rose Bowl.

      

The founding family you've never heard of: The black Tuckers of Hampton, Virginia
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

An ancient cemetery. A glimpse of black history, hidden for centuries. Why a baby named William and the year 1619 mean everything to this Virginia family.

      

What you can do to help the burning Amazon rainforest
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

The Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world and vital to combating climate change — and it's on fire with no end in sight

Instagram says there's "no truth" to new hoax post, so don't share it
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

The fake notice has already fooled many of your friends and many celebrities

Viral Instagram post tricks users about privacy
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

Instagram has discredited a widely circulated post falsely claiming the social platform has changed its privacy policy. The hoax, which has been shared by several celebrities, requests users to re-share it to stop Instagram from using your content, including deleted messages. CBSN Los Angeles' Brittney Hopper reports.

Missing NYC chef found dead
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

New York City police discovered the body of a missing chef at a Queens hostel Thursday, NYPD said in a statement. Andrea Zamperoni, 33, had been missing since Monday, worrying his friends and coworkers at the iconic Cipriani restaurant.

Missing chef found dead in NYC hostel
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

Andrea Zamperoni, who is in the U.S. on a work visa, didn't show up for his shift at the iconic New York City restaurant Monday

Amazon rainforest fires: Macron calls for 'international crisis' to lead G7 discussions
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro lashes out at ‘sensationalist’ comments saying they were for ‘personal political gain’

France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, has said the fires in the Amazon are an “international crisis” and called for them to be top of the agenda at the G7 summit, prompting a furious response from Brazil’s leader.

“Our house is burning. Literally,” Macron tweeted, adding that the Amazon produced 20% of the world’s oxygen.

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Prince Andrew was seen getting foot massage from young woman at Epstein's apartment – report
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Incident was recounted in an email exchange between a prominent US literary agent and author Evgeny Morozov

Prince Andrew was seen inside the New York apartment of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein getting a foot massage from a young woman, according to an email exchange between a prominent US literary agent and author and writer Evgeny Morozov.

In the exchange, published in the New Republic magazine, agent John Brockman recommends to writer Morozov (who he represents as literary agent) that he meet with Epstein, calling him a “billionaire science philanthropist” who has “been extremely generous in funding projects of many of our friends and clients”.

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Hong Kong businesses fear protests will push economy into recession
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

Amid mass demonstrations and a trade war, financial observers say the city’s slowdown could deepen

Hong Kong is a free marketer’s dream. The tiny island has a GDP bigger than many industrialised countries, low tax and abundant cheap labour, and is a world-class financial centre boasting a stock market with a total value of more than £2.5tn.

No wonder then that the city’s most powerful vested interests are showing signs of nerves after 11 weeks of street protests that have paralysed the city, sparking its biggest political crisis since the handover to China in 1997 and threatening to push it into recession. Even worse, some observers believe the standoff could destroy Hong Kong’s cherished entrepot status and send it on a journey of no return into China’s orbit.

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Apple warns new credit card users over risks of it touching wallets and pockets
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Manufacturer’s warning to keep flashy, minimalist Apple Card away from pockets, wallets and other cards draw derision

Apple’s flashy branded credit card comes with all the sleek, designer chic customers have come to expect from the iPhone company. Just don’t put it in your wallet.

Related: Apple accidentally reopens security flaw in latest iOS version

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Macron tells Johnson Brexit backstop is indispensable
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

French president tells Boris Johnson he must present concrete proposals for UK exit

Emmanuel Macron has described the Irish backstop as “indispensable” to a Brexit deal and urged Boris Johnson to set out his proposed alternatives as soon as possible, as he met the British prime minister in Paris.

The French president told Johnson on Thursday that the EU would like “visibility” on London’s concrete proposals for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU within a month, echoing language used by the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, on Wednesday.

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Phone Companies Ink Deal With All 50 States And D.C. To Combat Robocalls
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

In the plan, service providers will provide technology to combat a practice known as "spoofing" to aid state attorneys general in locating and prosecuting the fraudulent robocallers.

A Dead Cat, A Lawyer's Call And A 5-Figure Donation: How Media Fell Short On Epstein
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Why did it take some of the nation's biggest news organizations so long to take seriously the accusations against the late Jeffrey Epstein? Allegations about his behavior go back more than a decade.

Did A Hong Kong Tycoon Hide A Protest Message In His Innocuous Newspaper Ads?
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

The ads by Li Ka-shing, a billionaire known as Hong Kong's richest man, seem to express bland sentiment. But at least one scholar says they secretly sound a note of support for the protest movement.

Tales Of Corporate Painkiller Pushing: 'The Death Rates Just Soared'
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Washington Post journalist Scott Higham says recently released evidence shows the drug industry purposely shipped big quantities of opioids to communities without regard for how they were being used.

70 Mayors Reject Trump Food Stamp Proposal, Saying It Puts Kids At Risk
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Mayors from 70 American cities send a letter to the Trump administration, saying a plan to push millions of people out of the federal food stamp program would punish some of the country's neediest.

How are the raging fires in the Amazon rainforest affecting climate change?
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

"The effects of forest destruction in the Amazon don't stay in the Amazon. They affect us all," one expert said.

18 attorneys general support challenge of Trump rule expanding rapid deportations
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

"We are fighting back to ensure that every person is afforded appropriate protections under the law," one attorney general wrote.

Justice Department says it mistakenly emailed link to white nationalist website
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

"The Department of Justice condemns Anti-Semitism in the strongest terms,” the spokesperson said.

Atlanta mother suspected of killing 2 children, herself in murder-suicide
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Marsha Edwards is suspected of killing her two adult children, Erin Edwards and Chris Edwards, then herself in what police believe was a double murder-suicide.


Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

A flying pianist, Bernie's field of dreams, illegal logging in the Amazon and more.

Amazon fires: President Bolsonaro responds to criticism - BBC News
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

  1. Amazon fires: President Bolsonaro responds to criticism  BBC News
  2. The Amazon is on fire - how bad is it?  BBC News
  3. Amazon rainforest burning at record rate, engulfing Bolsonaro in controversy  CBS News
  4. The right-wing populist wave is a threat to the climate  Vox.com
  5. The Amazon rainforest is burning. Be afraid.  New York Daily News
  6. View full coverage on Google News

YouTube shuts down 210 channels posting about Hong Kong - CNN
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

  1. YouTube shuts down 210 channels posting about Hong Kong  CNN
  2. Hong Kong protests: 9 questions you were too embarrassed to ask  Vox.com
  3. British Hong Kong consulate employee solicited a prostitute, Chinese media claims  Fox News
  4. The People’s War Is Coming in Hong Kong  The New York Times
  5. Cathay's New CEO Won't Solve Its China Problems  Bloomberg
  6. View full coverage on Google News

South Korea Says It Will End Intelligence-Sharing Deal With Japan, Adding to Tensions - The New York Times
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

  1. South Korea Says It Will End Intelligence-Sharing Deal With Japan, Adding to Tensions  The New York Times
  2. Han Sung-ok: Was this North Korean defector failed by the South?  BBC News
  3. North Korea foreign minister calls Pompeo ‘poisonous plant’  Washington Post
  4. Japan, South Korea and a Rupture on the Pacific Rim  The New York Times
  5. Pentagon expresses 'concern and disappointment' over axed South Korea-Japan intelligence sharing pact | TheHill  The Hill
  6. View full coverage on Google News

Prime minister: Iranian supertanker sought by US not headed to Greece | TheHill - The Hill
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

  1. Prime minister: Iranian supertanker sought by US not headed to Greece | TheHill  The Hill
  2. U.S. will aggressively enforce sanctions over Iran tanker: State...  Reuters
  3. Iranian Tanker Sails Into Mediterranean: What Happens Next?  Bloomberg
  4. The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf | TheHill  The Hill
  5. Iranian tanker wanted by U.S. not heading to Greece: Greek prime minister  Reuters
  6. View full coverage on Google News

James Carafano: US must not abandon Afghanistan – We don't want our enemies to strike America again - Fox News
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

  1. James Carafano: US must not abandon Afghanistan – We don't want our enemies to strike America again  Fox News
  2. Crucial talks between the US and Taliban begin in Doha  Aljazeera.com
  3. U.S. says two troops killed in combat in Afghanistan  NBCNews.com
  4. Taliban says ending the war in Afghanistan "is very necessary"  CBS News
  5. Yes, the Taliban has changed — it’s gotten much better at PR  The Washington Post
  6. View full coverage on Google News

Boy, 8, bitten on head by mountain lion
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

An eight-year-old boy was bitten on the head by a mountain lion outside his home in rural Colorado.

Forster ‘home’ after making Celtic loan return
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Goalkeeper Fraser Forster feels like he is home again after returning to Celtic on loan from Southampton.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain extends Liverpool deal
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is keen to make up for lost time having signed a contract extension.

Rapper Kodak Black pleads guilty in federal weapons case
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Rapper Kodak Black has pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges.

FTSE 100 slides after pound jumps on Merkel’s Brexit comments
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Weak US manufacturing figures and the strengthening of the pound following Boris Johnson’s latest Brexit talks both pulled down UK-listed stocks.

Ex-White House press secretary Sarah Sanders heads to Fox News as a contributor
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who once sparred with journalists, has decided to join them.

Liverpool shelve redevelopment plans of Anfield
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Liverpool have abandoned existing plans for the redevelopment of Anfield in favour of a more ambitious project.

Five dead and 100 hurt by lightning strikes in Tatra Mountains
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Lightning strikes across the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland and neighbouring Slovakia have killed five people and injuring more than 100 others in an area popular with hikers and families, authorities said.

Jahanbakhsh is still in my plans at Brighton, insists boss Potter
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Graham Potter insists £17million forward Alireza Jahanbakhsh has a future at Brighton.

Leicester boss Rodgers hails Maddison ahead of potential England call-up
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on James Maddison amid reports the midfielder could make his England debut next month.

Elon Musk bombshell: Tesla CEO humiliated as top investor insists that he is replaceable
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019



ELON MUSK has been humiliated as a top investor of his company Tesla says he isn’t irreplaceable.

Michelle Obama bombshell: Ex-FLOTUS to make shock purchase for her and Barack
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019



MICHELLE OBAMA and her husband Barack are splashing out on an extravagant and luxurious purchase that will cost the former White House couple millions.

Pakistan-India CRISIS: Imran Khan rules out talks with Modi as Kashmir tensions escalate
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019



IMRAN KHAN has ruled out talks with India over the disruptions in Kashmir, effectively raising the potential threat of military intervention.

California earthquake: Powerful 5.0 magnitude quake strikes
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019



CALIFORNIA has been struck by a 5.0 magnitude earthquake which hit the US just northwest of Ridgecrest.

LA shooting: Female shooter at large after gunning down at least four people in California
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019



POLICE in Los Angeles are hunting a female shooter after reports of bullets being fired in downtown LA.

Amazon fire: Devastating blazes ‘linked to a tribe’s successful lawsuit against big oil’
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019



LINKS between the Amazon rainforest fires and a recent lawsuit won by an forest tribe against a large oil company have been made in shock claims on social media.

Amazon rainforest fire: How did the Amazon fire start? How long has it been on fire?
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019



BRAZIL’S Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year, - but how did the Amazon rainforest fire start and how long has it been on fire?

Amazon fires size latest: Rainforest fires covering half of Brazil are visible from SPACE
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019



WILDFIRES in the Amazon rainforest have hit record numbers, with satellites from space capturing the thick smoke that has covered more than half of Brazil. Express.co.uk brings you the latest size and containment news and the most up-to-date satellite images and maps.

Watch out Juncker! Donald Trump set to smash EU with multibillion dollar tariffs
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019



PRESIDENT Donald Trump is expected to unleash multibillion dollar tariffs on the European Union’s imports, an EU chief has warned.

Michael Jackson: The ‘odd’ autopsy discovery exposed decade after death – 'Extraordinary!'
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019



MICHAEL JACKSON died on June 25, 2009, but it took more than 10 years before an “odd" discovery was revealed by the Los Angeles Police Department earlier this year.

Japan builds an island 'wall' to counter China's territorial incursion
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

Move comes as every day, around the clock, Japan scrambles fighter jets and dispatches coast guard vessels to counter some new Chinese provocation.

Morrison at the 'big table' of the G7 as the liberal world order frays
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

The host, Emmanuel Macron, wants to make progress on big questions, the question of how to tax the internet, and the threat of climate change.

'This is unusual': Female shooter remains at large after wounding four in LA
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

Authorities said it appeared the shooting occurred after the a man and a woman got into an altercation with someone in a park.

Russian medics 'not told' blast patients posed radiation risk
Posted on Friday August 23, 2019

Staff from the Arkhangelsk regional hospital were not initially informed that they were treating irradiated patients.

German city offers €1 million reward to prove it doesn't exist
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Bielefeld in north-western Germany launched bizarre marketing stunt to mark the 25th anniversary of one of the country's longest-running jokes.

Boris Johnson plants his foot on French President's table
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apparently wasn't sweating it despite the high stakes subject of his talks with the President of France.

Conspiracy theories are new currency of post-truth politics
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

What links the Brazilian government's response to the fires, Trump's rise, and the Kremlin's path to power? A reliance on conspiracy theory.

Trump's Greenland offer followed China's effort to build bases there, says US Senator: report
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Greenland has been at the centre of controversy over the past week after President Donald Trump called Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen "nasty".

Lightning kills several tourists in Tatra Mountains in Poland
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Lightning hit the group of tourists on Giewont, a 1,894-metre mountain, after a sunny morning turned stormy.

Prince William, Kate fly economy amid jet furore
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Prince William, Kate and their children have taken an economy flight to Scotland in the wake of the row over Harry and Meghan's use of private jets.