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  • New Zealand Bans Military Style Semi-Automatics, Assault Rifles
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – New Zealand introduces a ban on military style semi-automatic firearms and assault rifles in the wake of the deadly attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch, the country’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, said on Thursday. ... ...
  • Third rail no more? MoveOn asks 2020 Dems to boycott AIPAC
    Influential progressive activist group MoveOn.org has a favor to ask 2020’s army of Democratic presidential candidates: steer clear of the AIPAC conference. Do not pass Go; do not collect hefty campaign checks. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Iran to Strengthen Relations with Nations Sick, Tired of US ‘Bullying’ – Zarif
    Iran will continue to engage with its partners and nations equally tired of “bullying” by the United States amid Washington’s sanctions in the coming Iranian year, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday on Twitter. ... ...
  • Poland won’t engage with Israeli politicians who ‘insult’ the country – Deputy FM
    Warsaw seeks to maintain dialogue with Israel but only with politicians and organizations able of talking “constructively,” a top Polish diplomat has said, referring to fallout from remarks by the Israeli interim foreign minister. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Border Patrol Starts Releasing Asylum-Seeking Migrants To South Texas Streets
    The move is an apparent return by the government to the practice President Trump has called "catch and release" and promised to end when he was a presidential candidate.(Image credit: Eric Gay/AP) ... ...
  • Makeup-Heavy Passengers Protest ‘Beauty Discrimination’ in China
    Imagine a protest that requires people to wear heavy make-up and take pictures at subway station. Many netizens did so to prevent beauty discrimination, after a girl using dark eye shadow and lipstick was asked to take off her makeup at a Guangzhou subway security check. ... ...
  • Dog Ends Up Dead in Los Angeles Int’l Airport after Air France-KLM Flight
    A dog was reportedly found dead in the cargo hold following its flight from Amsterdam to Los Angeles with Air France-KLM. ... ...
  • India’s most wanted fugitive arrested in UK, is denied bail and now faces extradition hearing
    India has welcomed the arrest in the UK of fugitive billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi, who has been denied bail and will be in custody until a preliminary hearing later this month, which will examine New Delhi’s extradition request. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • UN human rights chief decries US choking of Venezuela as Trump mulls imposing ‘toughest’ sanctions
    US economic pressure only contributes to Venezuela’s woes and will likely further affect the people’s “basic rights,” the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, has warned, as the US threatens even tougher sanctions. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Flash Briefing: SA building sites ablaze; Google, Roundup, Investec, Hudaco, Brexit
    By Alec Hogg Today’s business headlines: European antagonism against Big Tech gathered momentum yesterday when Google was fined €1.5bn by the EU for limiting how some websites could display ads sold by its rivals. The fine was bigger than expected and is the third antitrust fine applied by the EU against Google since 2017, taking the total to €8.3bn. Investors shrugged off the news, with the share price of Google’s parent Alphabet trading slightly higher British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday asked the European Union to delay its departure from the bloc by three months to June 30, suggesting ... ...
  • ‘The Future Of Literature’: Whiting Awards Celebrate 10 Emerging Writers
    The novelists, poets and playwrights won Wednesday partly for their work so far, but also for the promise they've shown. If previous winners are an indication, it's a promise they're likely to keep.(Image credit: Courtesy of the Whiting Foundation) ... ...
  • On The Brink Of Brexit, PM Theresa May Pushes For Extension With EU Support
    The European Council President said a delay of three months is possible. But U.K. lawmakers would have to approve terms of separation that May has already unsuccessfully proposed to them.(Image credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images) ... ...
  • Head Of Nebraska National Guard Describes Flooding Situation Throughout The State
    Midwest flooding has stranded communities, washed out bridges and caused huge damage to structures and farms. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac of the Nebraska National Guard. ... ...
  • Paid Facebook Ad by Bar-Ilan University’s Begin-Sadat Center Advocates Increased “Hopelessness” for Palestinians
    Paid Facebook Ad by Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center Advocates Increased “Hopelessness” for PalestiniansUpdateThe Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calls on all academics, academic societies and student organizations to intensify the academic boycott as a response to this fresh, brutal call for more Israeli war crimes. Academic BoycottMilitary EmbargoJuly 31, 2017 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic ... ...
  • Palestinians Welcome Honda’s Decision to Cancel Israeli Government-sponsored Moto GP Race
    Palestinians Welcome Honda's Decision to Cancel Israeli Government-sponsored Moto GP RaceUpdateFollowing a campaign from BDS organisers in Japan and around the world, Honda pulls out of an Israeli government-sponsored motorcycle race. Cultural BoycottRed Card IsraelFebruary 22, 2018 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) ... ...
  • Palestinians Salute Pitzer College for Overwhelming Vote in Support of Palestinian Rights, Condemn Anti-democratic Veto by University President
    Palestinians Salute Pitzer College for Overwhelming Vote in Support of Palestinian Rights, Condemn Anti-democratic Veto by University PresidentUpdatePitzer College faculty, students and staff voted overwhelmingly to suspend a study abroad program with Haifa University over Israel’s discriminatory policies against Palestinians. In an anti-democratic move, Pitzer's president vetoed the motion. Academic BoycottMarch 15, 2019 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural ... ...
  • Africa: Deputy Secretary Outlines Trump Administration’s ‘Prosper Africa’ Strategy to Business Luncheon in Luanda
    [State Department] Luanda - Remarks by John J. Sullivan. Deputy Secretary of State at Trade and Investment Luncheon ... ...
  • بقلم منذر هنداوي (The brain is not a refrigerator)
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  • Central African Republic reaches deal on new govt: African Union
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  • Introducing ‘The +972 Podcast’
    In our first episode, MK Aida Touma-Sliman discusses why she thinks an election boycott is the wrong way to fight for Palestinian rights in Israel. In the second episode, Ethiopian-Israeli activist Mazal Bisawer talks about why Israelis have such hard time seeing anti-black racism in their society. Where to subscribe: iTunes/Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Spotify | Stitcher | Pocket Casts. Listen to this week’s episode: If you’re anything like us, you don’t always have enough time to sit down and read enough on the issues you care about. If you’re also like us, you make up for it ... ...
  • Trump slams Russia probe but says report should be public: AFP
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  • Judicial leaders sworn in before President al-Mashat
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  • Larijani to Al-Manar: New US Schemes in Middle East Will Fail
    Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani stressed on Wednesday that the new US schemes in the Middle East, including the normalization of ties between ‘Israel’ and some Arab regimes, would fail, just as the war on Syria did. In an interview with Al-Manar TV Channel, Larijani said Syria is regaining stability, adding that it will return to play its strategic role in the region. alrijani also underscored that Iran would confront and frustrate the US ban, pointing out that the EU countries failed to propose solutions ... ...
  • War Crimes in Yemen?
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  • Culture Minister meets Director of UNOPS in capital Sanaa
    SANAA, March 20 (Saba) - Minister of Culture Abdullah al-Kibsy met Wednesday in the capital Sanaa with Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Yemen Ziad Jaber. ... ...
  • Threats to blacklist motorists over e-toll debt is provocation – Gauteng ANC
    Earlier this week, the Electronic Toll Collection warned defaulting toll users not to ignore summons to settle their accounts. ... ...
  • WaPo Gives Campaign Space To Main Sponsor Of ISIS Who Also Jails More Journalists Than Anyone Else
    Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan uses the recent terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand to whip up support for local elections in Turkey: It begins with dramatic music, edited in for effect. Then stills of the manifesto posted by the ... ...
  • President discusses with Minister of Information role of national media in current stage
    SANAA, March 20 (Saba) - President, Mahdi al-Mashat, met on Wednesday with Minister of Information Deifallah al-Shami. ... ...
  • Malawi: Persons With Albinism Question Credibility of Commission of Inquiry ‘It Is Staged’
    [Nyasa Times] Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) has questioned the credibility and integrity of the presidential commission of inquiry into attacks, abductions and killings of persons with albinism (PWAs). ... ...
  • ‘Vote for Benjamin!’ — Netanyahu could get Trump’s endorsement when he visits DC next week
    Today Benjamin Netanyahu held a joint appearance with the US Secretary of State and lavished praise on Donald Trump’s support for Israel, then added, “I look forward to going to Washington where I will meet with President Trump and I believe we can carry this relationship [forward] even stronger.” A reporter called out: “How do you feel that your relationship with President Trump will help your reelection sir?” Netanyahu ignored the question, but he is certainly leading in the Trump primary ahead of the April 9 election. That primary takes place next week when Netanyahu comes to Washington to speak ... ...
  • President meets Hajjah Governor to discuss situation, services provided in province
    SANAA, March 20 (Saba) - President Mahdi al-Mashat met on Wednesday in the capital Sanaa with Governor of Hajjah Hilal al-Sufi. ... ...
  • Ben la Grange cooperates with authorities on investigations into Steinhoff
    La Grange was suspended last August but remains on the Steinhoff payroll as a consultant. ... ...
  • Russia’s Recognition of “North Macedonia” Is Part of the “New Balkans” Plan
    Russia’s recognition of “North Macedonia” disappointed many activists in what Moscow would have otherwise continued to regard as the Republic of Macedonia per its constitutionally legitimate name, but this purely political move shouldn’t have been all that unexpected in hindsight … The post Russia’s Recognition of “North Macedonia” Is Part of the “New Balkans” Plan appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Why Russiagate Needs a “Constructivist Analysis”
    Right now, President Trump and colleagues are under fire for speculated “collusion” with the Russian state to undermine the democratic procedures of the 2016 presidential election, one of America’s most shocking elections, the one most insiders thought Hillary Clinton would … The post Why Russiagate Needs a “Constructivist Analysis” appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Kenya: Zambian Envoy to Kenya Succumbs to Injuries After Road Accident
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -Zambian High Commissioner to Kenya Brenda Muntemba has succumbed to injuries sustained during a road accident in Lukenya last month. ... ...
  • Germany welcomes ‘clear request’ for Brexit delay
    The European Council confirmed it received the letter from Britain asking for the delay, with leaders of the remaining 27 EU countries to decide on a possible postponement at their summit. ... ...
  • Trump to host Israeli PM Netanyahu next week: W.House
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  • Southern Africa: Tropical Cyclone Idai – the Storm That Knew No Boundaries
    [The Conversation Africa] Tropical cyclone Idai has made headlines across southern Africa throughout the month of March. Lingering in the Mozambique Channel at tropical cyclone intensity for six days, the storm made landfall in Beira, Mozambique in the middle of the month, then tracked in a westerly direction until its dissipation. ... ...
  • Moscow-Damascus coordination factors of Syria’s steadfastness against terrorism
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday received Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and the accompanying delegation. ... ...
  • New Development Bank to lend Eskom billions
    Eskom has already used more than R5 billion in just under a year on diesel. ... ...
  • Saving the Planet One Child at a Time: Children, School Strikes and Global Climate Action
    Children’s crusades do not necessarily end well.  During the years of armed missions to the Holy Land, when Jerusalem meant something to the sacredly inclined in Europe, children were encouraged to take to the rough and dangerous road as it wound its way towards Palestine.  In 1212, a boy of 12 is said to have begun preaching at Saint-Denis in France.  God had supposedly taken some time to communicate a pressing wish: Christian children were to head to the Holy Land and liberate it from the Infidel.  How they would do so was not clear. They subsequently starved, suffered deprivation, ... ...
  • Yemeni missiles target Saudi-mercenaries’ camp in Jizan
    The Rocketry Force of the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees launched, Wednesday midnight, two ballistic missiles, Badr P_1, on two targets in Jizan Front. ... ...
  • Iranians never allow others to decide their fate: Zarif
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif pointed to the nationalization of Iran’s oil industry in 1951, highlighting that the Iranian nation will not allow others to decide their fate. ... ...
  • Israeli forces kill two Palestinians in Nablus
    Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces’ live fire in the al-Ghawi area, east of the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, on predawn Wednesday. ... ...
  • Ukraine: An Election for the Oligarchs
    Five years after the “EuroMaidan” protests in Kiev and elsewhere toppled the government of now-exiled former president Viktor Yanukovych, the people of Ukraine are set to elect a new leader. Over 34 million Ukrainian citizens will be eligible to … The post Ukraine: An Election for the Oligarchs appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Greenwashing? The Green Marches Are Mute on the “War Factor”
    On March 15, the Day of the Popular March for Climate, tens of thousands of young people from several countries, followers of the Swedish student Greta Thunberg, showed their indignation at the indifference of world leaders towards climate change. … The post Greenwashing? The Green Marches Are Mute on the “War Factor” appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Steinhoff former CFO Ben la Grange assisting authorities with investigations
    By Janice Kew (Bloomberg) – Steinhoff International Holdings NV’s former chief financial officer is working with authorities as they investigate questionable transactions that brought the global retailer to the brink of collapse. “I am cooperating and working with all government agencies on this matter,” said Ben la Grange, the ex-CFO, in a response to requests for comment after being named in a report commissioned by the company as one of eight people, including former Chief Executive Officer Markus Jooste, who were allegedly responsible for the accounting misdeeds. The company was compelled on Tuesday by South African parliamentary committees to ... ...
  • Ramaphosa beefs up fight against corruption; establishes investigating directorate in NDPP
    Presidency media statement President Cyril Ramaphosa has intensified government’s campaign against corruption and state capture with a proclamation establishing an Investigating Directorate in the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions to address allegations emerging from current and recent commissions of inquiry, and corruption-related crimes in general. President Ramaphosa has proclaimed the establishment of the Investigating Directorate in terms of Section 7(1) of the National Prosecuting Authority Act, 1998 (Act No.32 of 1998). This has been done on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, the Minister of Police and the National Director of Public Prosecutions. ... ...
  • What is new in Leo 0.6?
    We pushed Leo 0.5 to a limited beta in early March and collected lots of interesting feedback. The team is listening and crunching through all that feedback and adapting Leo to improve UI/UX as well as the relevance of the underlying machine learning models. Here is a summary of the changes we are pushing out today as part of Leo 0.6 Beta Smart Topics One of the feedback we collected was that the difference between mentions and topics was not clear. So in 0.6, we merged these two concepts into a single one we call Smart Topics. Just search ... ...
  • Tulsi Gabbard Comes to San Francisco
    I’m running for president to be able to bring about this sea change in our foreign policy that is so necessary for us and for the world. — Tulsi Gabbard Introduction by Rick Sterling Tulsi Gabbard visited the San Francisco Bay Area last weekend. The 3 term Congresswoman from Hawaii is 37 years old and ethnically diverse. Remarkably, she has 15 years military experience in the US Army and National Guard as well as substantial political experience. She was elected to the Hawaii State Assembly at age 21. Tulsi Gabbard supports progressive domestic policy issues including criminal justice reform, ... ...