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  • Foreign Ministry condemns killing of Yemeni citizen in Mahra
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  • Why demonizing SJP actually strengthens the Palestine cause on campuses
    The upcoming National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP) conference at UCLA has come under extraordinary pressure. Last week the UCLA administration issued a “cease and desist” letter, falsely claiming that its use of the bear image in the conference logo constitutes a trademark violation.  A number of pro-Israel organizations, along with the Los Angeles city council and others, called on UCLA to cancel the conference. In response, nearly 200 UCLA students and faculty signed a letter calling on the university “to refrain from interfering against the planned NSJP conference,” and Palestine Legal and the ACLU of Southern California ... ...
  • German Commando Fined for Hitler Salute During Orgy-Style Party – Report
    A colonel from a NATO-decorated elite military unit, who was considered a hero for his missions to Afghanistan, was reported to have used the banned Nazi greeting during a farewell party for his fellow commando in 2017. ... ...
  • US Judge Gives Florida Voters Extra Days to Fix Ballot Signatures – Court Order
    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Voters who had mail-in or provisional ballots rejected due to signature issues will have two additional days to correct the problem in order to have their votes counted in the mid-term election, a federal judge said in a court order on Thursday. ... ...
  • Hand-chopping husband sentenced to 14 years in jail, ordered to pay ex-wife he mutilated
    A high-profile crime of jealousy, kidnapping and mutilation in Russia is one step closer to an end after a court in Moscow Region sentenced a man to a lengthy jail term for chopping off the hands of his now-ex-wife. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Saudi crown prince has ‘absolutely nothing to do’ with murder of Khashoggi – FM
  • Israeli, Saudi Agents Hit in Strikes on Terrorists – Iran’s Revolutionary Guard
    Earlier, Iran's Ministry of Intelligence accused "hostile" Arab countries in the Middle East of supporting terrorism and sabotage inside Iran. ... ...
  • State Arms Exporter Explains What Makes Russian S-400 So Unique
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia’s S-400 Triumph mobile air defense system is unmatched by rival weapons in both attack range and deployment time, Rosoboronexport, the state arms seller, said on Thursday. ... ...
  • ‘Down The Road Wherever,’ Mark Knopfler Builds A Village
    Everything about Down the Road Wherever feels warm and inviting; if each song is a miniature room, their display is in a cozy den that also boasts a roaring fire. (Image credit: Derek Hudson/Courtesy of the artist) ... ...
  • ‘What’s wrong with that?’ Duterte skipped meetings at key Singapore summit for ‘power naps’
    Philippines President Duterte raised a few eyebrows when he gave “power naps” as an excuse for missing key meetings at a Singapore summit. The president, however, said that he simply doesn’t get the hype surrounding it. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Greedy KPMG and friends eat into the legal profession – FT
    The Big Four are circling the legal profession more aggressively even though there has been much criticism that they are too powerful and too compromised to do their core work of accounting. This article is exclusive to Biznews Premium. Members please login here. Not yet subscribed? Taste before you eat by signing up here for free 30 day trial (card details required; WSJ access only available to paying members)  ... ...
  • Navalny vs. Russia: European court finds political motive in opposition figure’s arrests
    The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has deemed several detentions of Russian opposition activist Alexey Navalny as “politically motivated ”and ordered Moscow to pay him damages. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Scores of Saudi-led Mercenaries Killed in IED Explosions in Yemen’s Al-Jawf
    Scores of Saudi-led mercenaries were killed in IED explosions in the Yemeni province of Al-Jawf and on the Western Coast, according to local sources. The Saudi warplanes raided civilian areas in Hodeidah. Yemen has been since March 2015 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition, in a bid to restore control to fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is Riyadh’s ally. Tens of thousands of people have been killed and injured in the strikes launched by the coalition, with the vast majority of them are civilians. The coalition, which includes in addition to Saudi Arabia and UAE: Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, ... ...
  • Fighting ELWC, IRR takes Parliament committee on judicial review
    Fewer issues than land expropriation without compensation elicit such highly, emotionally charged feelings among South Africans. This article is exclusive to Biznews Premium. Members please login here. Not yet subscribed? Taste before you eat by signing up here for free 30 day trial (card details required; WSJ access only available to paying members)  ... ...
  • US-led coalition shelling kills 17 civilians in Syria’s Deir Ezzor
    More than a dozen civilians, mostly women and children, have lost their lives when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group shelled residential areas in Syria’s embattled eastern province of Deir Ezzor . ... ...
  • Startup Offers To Sequence Your Genome Free Of Charge, Then Let You Profit From It
    A full genome sequence costs about $1,000. But Nebula Genomics expects that companies and researchers would defray the cost in exchange for key medical information about the person involved. (Image credit: Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The New Yorker) ... ...
  • Buzz, Buzz: Bitter Tasters Like Coffee Better
    A genetic analysis of samples taken from a large UK health database suggest that people who are more sensitive than their peers to the bitter taste of caffeine tend to drink more coffee — not less.(Image credit: Dimitri Otis/Getty Images) ... ...
  • Four scary reasons foreign investments will outshine JSE
    EDINBURGH — Magnus Heystek is the former journalist behind Brenthurst Wealth Management. Unlike many in the the investment industry, he has never been afraid to speak his mind or rattle the financial services sector cage. In the latest Brenthurst Wealth Management newsletter, Heystek and team have outlined how billions of rands have flowed out of South Africa during the years under Jacob Zuma. Worryingly, this trend is set to continue. The investment advisors outline four reasons funds will continue to flow out of South Africa – and why you should seriously consider having most of your ... ...
  • Russian President calls upon European states to support political solution to crisis in Syria
    Russian President Vladimir Putin called upon the European states to support the political solution to the crisis in Syria and to encourage the return of the displaced Syrians to their homeland. ... ...
  • Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani:‎ Some people in name of religion want to ruin people’s beliefs
    The revered source of emulation said that some use religion for their sales talk and ‎noted, “Some people, in the name of religion, want to ruin the beliefs of the people.‎”‎ ‎ ... ...
  • Five Iranian border guards freed: IRGC commander
    Five Iranian border guards who had been captured by terrorists are freed and efforts are underway for release of the remaining Iranians, said IRGC commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari. ... ...
  • US Resumes Strikes East of Euphrates, Including Use of Phosphorus Bombs: Moscow
    The US-led Coalition has resumed airstrikes east of the Euphrates River in Syria, and are using white phosphorous munitions, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said. “The Americans have resumed intensive airstrikes against terrorist-controlled settlements along the eastern bank of Euphrates, including, according to local residents, the use of white phosphorus munitions,” Zakharova said, speaking at a press briefing in Moscow on Thursday. Earlier, a Coalition officials told Sputnik that repeated Syrian media reports on the use of cluster munitions in eastern Syria were “false,” and that the coalition’s operations “conform to the Laws of Armed Conflict.” On Wednesday, ... ...
  • Amos Lee Wraps Himself Around Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ With Pensive Beauty
    The Philadelphia singer-songwriter's cover of the 1971 classic is featured on his latest album, My New Moon Deluxe Edition.(Image credit: Brantley Gutierrez/Courtesy of the artist) ... ...
  • Banks have up to ‘40% less due-diligence’ for the wealthy
    JOHANNESBURG — If you’ve ever wondered how dodgy individuals, like the Guptas, seem to get away with so much in our world, it may be worth taking a look at the latest report on banking from an organisation called Open Secrets. In a quite astounding revelation, a journalist who is quoted in the report from Open Secrets has said that her “investigations have revealed due diligence performed by banks was reduced by 40% for high nett worth individuals or companies.” That’s quite the eye-popping number – clearly, with wealth, comes great power (and possibly invisibility). This below article first appeared ... ...
  • Removing Billboard “Honoring the First Responders of Gaza” is Attack on Free Speech
    Nearly 3 weeks into its planned 4-week run, an electronic billboard honoring first responders in the Gaza Strip was pulled November 13th because the billboard company received phone calls and email complaints calling their staff terrorists and anti-Semites, and threatening a boycott. The Palestine Advocacy Project sponsored the billboard on Interstate 93 near Boston to highlight the desperate situation in the Gaza strip, and to emphasize the humanity and agency of the people of Gaza, who are often portrayed as terrorists or victims. The billboard included a photo of deceased Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar and text reading: “Honoring the First ... ...
  • Merkel greets Brexit draft, warns of ‘worst case’ no-deal divorce
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  • Turkey Says Saudi Explanation of Khashoggi Murder ‘Insufficient’
    Turkey on Thursday said the Saudi statement over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “insufficient” and insisted that the killing was “premeditated.” “We find all those steps positive but insufficient,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a televised speech. His comments came shortly after Saudi Arabia admitted that 59-year-old Khashoggi was drugged and dismembered inside the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate last month. Riyadh’s public prosecutor said the journalist’s body parts were then handed over to an agent outside the consulate grounds and that five Saudi officials were facing the death penalty over the murder. “I want to say personally that ... ...
  • Army attacks Saudi military sites in Asir, kills dozens
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  • Army attacks sites of Saudi-led mercenaries in western coast
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  • Ukania: the Land Where the Queen’s Son Has His Shoelaces Ironed by His Valet
    Photo Source ale | CC BY 2.0 I’ve just left Ukania, where I attended the Historical Materialism conference in London. After some much needed psychological decompression, I’m now back in the Land of Caged Toddlers. In the UK at the same time was the UN Special Rapporteur on poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, travelling to some of the UK’s poorest areas to investigate the impact Tory austerity has had on the UK’s indigents. Ukania has been misruled for decades, indeed for centuries (if the truth be told). The sole possible exception to this was the immediate postwar Labour government, ... ...
  • Spraying Poisons, Chasing Ghosts
    Photo Source jetsandzeppelins | CC BY 2.0 Agribusiness power The twentieth first century continues the toxic business as usual of the twentieth century. Agribusiness, part of the military-industrial-complex, is king. The new weapon is spraying the world with mostly badly tested chemical poisons. And the strategy is the control of the natural world and societies. Few people know exactly what these chemical poisons do. Occasionally, they do kill insects and weeds. But they do much more, mostly harm. Scientists have revealed certain facts about those invisible effects. But agribusiness nullifies the significance of that knowledge. It does that by buying ... ...
  • In the Wake of the Blue Wave: the Midterms, Recounts, and the Future of Progressive Politics
    Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair In the wake of the 2018 midterms, President Trump and his foot soldiers on the right have continued to repeat paranoid and fact-free claims about “electoral fraud” via the recounts in Florida and Arizona. Trump is seeking to save face by weighing in on the Florida gubernatorial race (Nelson v. Scott) and the Florida (Gillum v. DeSantis) and Arizona (Sinema v. McSally) Senate races. These are political battles, plain and simple, and Trump is trying to preserve as many Senate seats as possible for Republicans moving toward 2020. For progressively-minded Americans, the discussion now should ... ...
  • Build in a Fire Plain, Get What You Deserve
    Photo Source Robert Couse-Baker | CC BY 2.0 My girlfriend and I are trying to figure out a place to live, build a cabin. Somewhere in our native country probably, in the Catskill Mountains of New York, the land we know best, beloved to us. We live in one of the fastest-depopulating counties in New York State, and thank god for that. First step in cabin-building: understand the land, know its history, and try to predict where it’s headed in the age of climate change. Don’t build in a deluge-prone valley. Many naifs before us have done so, not expecting ... ...
  • How Woodrow Wilson Ruined Everything
    As we noted in the previous article, without America’s 11th hour mobilization, the Great War would have ended in a stalemate of exhausted, bankrupted, demoralized European combatants in 1917. There would have been no abomination known as the Versailles peace treaty because it was a toxic peace of victors. But without America’s tens of billions … Continue reading "How Woodrow Wilson Ruined Everything" The post How Woodrow Wilson Ruined Everything appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Bolton’s Met His Match – Melania!
    We don’t really hear all that much about Melania Trump in the media except occasional digs at her immigration status and a few daring photos. That’s because the FLOTUS is one of the few unreservedly good things about this administration, and of course the media doesn’t want to go there. Her grace, her reserve, her … Continue reading "Bolton’s Met His Match – Melania!" The post Bolton’s Met His Match – Melania! appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Clapper’s Credibility Collapses
    Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper’s key role in helping the Cheney/Bush administration “justify” war on Iraq with fraudulent intelligence was exposed on Tuesday at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington by his own words quoted back to him from his memoir “Facts and Fears: Hard Truths From a Life in Intelligence.” Hard truths, indeed. Clapper … Continue reading "Clapper’s Credibility Collapses" The post Clapper’s Credibility Collapses appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Fresh Operations near Mosul; 22 Killed in Iraq
    Security forces launched fresh operations near Mosul. The post Fresh Operations near Mosul; 22 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Another biased pro-Israel ‘NY Times’ report about the latest violence in Gaza
    Once again, the New York Times puts a pro-Israel slant on the latest violence in the beleaguered open air prison of Gaza. The paper’s correspondents, who are veterans at distortion, deployed some of the usual time-honored techniques in an article that appeared today: Dwell on victims in Israel, but brush past dead or injured Palestinians. One person died in Israel, but he got 10 full paragraphs of coverage. We learned about his personal history, his family, and what his apartment in Ashkelon looked like after the Palestinian missile hit it. (The dead man, Mahmoud Abu Asaba, turned out to be ... ...
  • The Filter Bubble: Owen Jones And Con Coughlin
    There is something dreamlike about the system of mass communication sometimes described as ‘mainstream media’. The self-described ‘rogue journalist’ and ‘guerrilla poet’ Caitlin Johnstone tweeted it well: The Iraq invasion feels kind of like if your dad had stood up at the dinner table, cut off your sister’s head in front of everyone, gone right back to eating and never suffered any consequences, and everyone just kind of forgot about it and carried on life like it never happened. In a dream, the common sense rules and rationality of everyday life are, of course, suspended – we float to the ... ...
  • Palestinian activist sent to prison for ‎riding a bike in his village
    An Israeli military court sentenced Abdullah Abu Rahma, a recognized human rights defender, to 110 days in prison for riding a bicycle during a protest against the occupation two years ago. Abdullah Abu Rahma being arrested by Border Police in Bil’in, May 13, 2016 An Israeli military court sentenced renowned Palestinian activist Abdullah Abu Rahma to four months in prison on Wednesday, for two charges stemming from a bicycle race to mark Nakba Day in 2016. [tmwinpost] Abu Rahma, one of the most well-known leaders of the popular struggle against the separation wall, was convicted several weeks ago of violating a closed military zone order and ... ...
  • Billboard celebrating Gaza’s heroic first responders outside Boston is taken down under pressure
    This morning the billboard outside Boston celebrating Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar was taken down, Richard Colbath-Hass reports. “We just found out today the billboard was taken down under pressure. The Palestine Advocacy Project is working on a response.” What follows is the group’s article about the billboard –Editor.  What possible aims can be achieved through presenting montages of people participating in a movement thousands of miles away from the United States? Why is it important that we acknowledge the crisis unfolding in the Gaza Strip? These are questions that the Palestinian Advocacy Project seeks to answer through its ongoing billboard ... ...
  • Israel’s next elections will be about who is more violent to Palestinians
    The resignation of Defense Minister Liberman could very well trigger elections as early as next March. Many will be going the polls with one question in mind: how much force should we use against Palestinians? Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman announces his resignation following the ceasefire with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, during a press conference in the Knesset, Jerusalem, November 14, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) Israel appears to be going to early elections. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Wednesday announced that he is resigning from his post, and that his party, Yisrael Beytenu, will leave the ruling coalition over what he called Netanyahu’s “surrender ... ...
  • American Jews are ‘vibranium’ from Wakanda to protect Israel — Greenblatt
    There’s been a lot of talk lately in Jewish circles about US Jews losing faith in Israel and the dangers that poses to Israel. Here is a statement earlier this year that no one has picked up, from Jonathan Greenblatt of the ADL, emphasizing the vital nature of that bond: American Jews are vibranium mined in Wakanda for Israel, or Bitcoin or Ethereum, a “natural resource” you don’t want to “squander” or “sub-optimize.” “Vibranium” is a component of the armor of superhero Black Panther, who hailed from Wakanda, that made it impervious to many weapons. It was coined in 1966 ... ...
  • If Voting Changed Anything… – #PropagandaWatch
    If voting changed anything they'd make it illegal? But why doesn't it change anything? After all, it's the elected politicians who steer the ship of state, isn't it? Isn't it? Join James for today's edition of #PropagandaWatch where he explores the hidden history of WWI and exposes the lie that your vote counts. ... ...
  • Vagin artificiel : ou comment s’offrir une pougnette royale ?
    Vous cherchez quelque chose pour révolutionner votre vie sexuelle autonome ? Les masturbateurs automatiques pour mâles sont une petite révolution et offrent une sensation bien meilleure que votre bonne vieille mimine expérimentée, avec des textures qui stimulent et taquinent les terminaisons nerveuses du pénis…on ne peut pas lutter ! Ces masturbateurs ou vagins artificiels (c’est selon) font un excellent premier jouet sexuel pour hommes, ils sont faciles à utiliser, peu coûteux, faciles à nettoyer et offrent une stimulation de l’espace. “Bon, vous vous trouverez juste un peu con une fois avoir joui dans votre engin, et devrez éviter votre regard ... ...
  • The destroyers of Libya are now « for Libya », by Manlio Dinucci
    After Emmanuel Macron's failure to solve the Libyan crisis, it's now Giuseppe Conte's turn to take a shot at it. It's true that Rome is better placed than Paris, insofar as it enjoys the support of the White House. However, there is little chance that any progress of any sort will be made, since these « fairy godmothers » are in fact the big bad wolves who recently devoured Libya. ... ...
  • Convenient Demonologies: Stopping Migrant Caravans
    President Donald J. Trump has been engaged with berating human caravans, a spectacle that might have been odd in another era.  At first instance, it all seems fundamentally anachronistic, a sort of history in reverse.  It was, after all, the caravan packed with invasive pioneers that gave the United States its distinct frontier identity, moving with relentless, exterminating purpose in ultimately closing it. On October 19, some 7,000 Central American migrants, mostly from Honduras and Guatemala, made an attempt to cross the bridge between Guatemala and Mexico. “Una necesidad nos obliga,” came the justification of a 20-year old man to ... ...
  • Canada’s Arms Lobby supports Sale of Light Armoured Vehicles to Saudi Arabia
    Will they cancel the contract or won’t they? In order to understand Ottawa’s decision-making process regarding General Dynamics’ massive arms deal with Saudi Arabia one must look closely at industry lobbyists. While the Trudeau government is under substantial public pressure to rescind the $15 billion Light Armoured Vehicle sale, to do so would challenge the company and the broader corporate lobby. Last week a senior analyst with the GD-financed Canadian Global Affairs Institute boldly defended the LAV sale. “There has been no behaviour by the Saudis to warrant cancelling this contract”, said David Perry to the London Free Press. Perry ... ...
  • Realities and Challenges of Recuperated Workplaces in Argentina
    Workers demonstrate in defense of Cerámica Zanon and other recuperated ceramics factories, in 2003 (Photo: Indymedia Argentina) In this interview we talk to Andrés Ruggeri, anthropologist and researcher who directs the Facultad Abierta programme (Open School) of the University of Buenos Aires, dedicated to researching and supporting workplaces recuperated by their workers. Ruggeri tells us about the history of this movement, the challenges it faces, the relations with recent governments in Argentina, and much more. ***** Ricardo Vaz:  Can you tell us a bit about this programme, Facultad Abierta? Andres Ruggeri:  Facultad Abierta (Open School) is something that in Latin ... ...

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  • [EXPLAINER] What are Jacob Zuma’s chances of a stay of prosecution?
    The former president’s lawyers were given until 16 November to submit the application to bring to a halt his corruption trial that has faced numerous postponements. ... ...
  • Media request to photograph Pete Mihalik’s alleged killers denied
    Sizwe Biyela, Nkosinathi Khumalo and Vuyile Maliti briefly appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday. ... ...
  • Soweto pupil (7) tells court teacher knew about sexual abuse
    Johannes Molefe is on trial for allegedly sexually abusing over a dozen pupils from the AB Xuma Primary School in Soweto. ... ...
  • Madagascar: Madagascar Presidential Poll – Rajoelina, Ravalomanana Leading
    [Cameroon Tribune] With 63 per cent of votes counted, the two expresidents respectively have 39 per cent and 37 per cent. ... ...
  • As SA & UAE ratify extradition treaty, will Guptas return to face charges?
    With an extradition treaty between the two countries in place, proceedings could begin to bring the Gupta brothers back to South Africa to face criminal proceedings. ... ...
  • Ghana: Finance Minister Presents 2019 Budget Today
    [Ghanaian Times] The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta will today present to Parliament the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of government for the 2019 fiscal year. ... ...
  • Zimbabwe: Invite Mnangagwa First, Chamisa Tells Commission Of Inquiry
    [263Chat] Opposition MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa has vowed to snub an invitation to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into the 1 August violence unless President Emmerson Mnangagwa is also asked to make his submissions. ... ...
  • Nigeria: Governors Give Conditions to Accept U.S.$83 Minimum Wage
    [Premium Times] The Nigerian Governors' Forum says it will re-strategise and dialogue with President Muhammadu Buhari on the issues associated with the proposed N30, 000 minimum wage. ... ...