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USA says ICC ‘dead’ as it moves to ‘protect’ Israel

USA says ICC ‘dead’ as it moves to ‘protect’ Israel John Bolton gave his first major speech as national security adviser Monday, and it was a doozy. Bolton's remarks come almost a year after the ICC prosecutor asked to investigate alleged war crimes committed by USA service members and intelligence officials who served in Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

South Sudan Aircraft Crashes Into Lake, Killing 17 Persons

South Sudan Aircraft Crashes Into Lake, Killing 17 Persons Cantone had been on his way to work at a children's hospital in Yirol. The chartered plane was carrying passengers from the Juba International Airport to the city of Yirol. Among the dead are the local Anglican bishop and Red Cross and government officials. The United Nations radio station Radio Miraya said there "about 20 people on board" and that there were only three survivors. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Projected Path: Maps to Track the Storm

Hurricane Florence Projected Path: Maps to Track the Storm That also means that colossal weather systems like Hurricane Florence are easy to observe as the spacecraft cruises along. Florence, the most intense of the three has reached Category 4 status and will likely continue to strengthen as it moves over the warm waters heading for landfall on the East Coast later this week. [Full Article...]

More than 1 million to flee as Florence rips toward East Coast

More than 1 million to flee as Florence rips toward East Coast The northern coast of SC and the Outer Banks of North Carolina are likely to be the areas most impacted by the storm, which could cause $15.32 billion in damage if it stays on its current five-day forecast track, said Chuck Watson, a disaster researcher at Enki Research in Savannah, Georgia. [Full Article...]

Pence Blasts Behavior at SCOTUS Hearing: Kavanaugh 'Distinguished Himself' Democrats 'Embarrassed Themselves'

Pence Blasts Behavior at SCOTUS Hearing: Kavanaugh 'Distinguished Himself' Democrats 'Embarrassed Themselves' She has previously voted against the Republican Party, most notably during the attempted repeal of the Affordable Care Act. "Senators hold the keys to women's fundamental freedoms in their hands", NARAL president Ilyse Hogue said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Trump declares state of emergency in Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence

The hurricane was gaining strength as it traveled over warm Atlantic waters, about 1,240 miles (2,000 km) east-southwest of Cape Fear, North Carolina , the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. The last storm to hit the Carolinas as a category 4 was Hurricane Hugo almost 30 years ago in 1989. Storm surge is among the most risky natural hazards unleashed by hurricanes, with the ca... [Full Article...]

Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast

Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast Florence is one of three hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, along with Helene and Isaac. At 5 p.m. Monday, the eye of Hurricane Florence was located near latitude 25.4 North, longitude 61.1 West. Forecasters said it now has maximum sustained winds of about 130 miles per hour and even stronger gusts. Hurricane Florence, the most powerful storm to menace the Carolina coast in almost three dec... [Full Article...]

U.S. Ramps Up Threats of Military Action Against Syria’s Assad

U.S. Ramps Up Threats of Military Action Against Syria’s Assad State-run Al-Ikhbariya TV said the government was retaliating against overnight shelling from rebel-held areas on a government-held town in Hama province, south of Idlib. Russian military spokesman Igor Konashenkov, meanwhile, said Moscow had "irrefutable information" that Syrian rebels were planning a "provocation" in Idlib province to justify western intervention. [Full Article...]

U.S. met Venezuelan military about ousting Maduro

U.S. met Venezuelan military about ousting Maduro Trump has suggested he was considering military intervention in Venezuela in the past, which boosted Maduro's position within the country by vilifying USA involvement and identifying Trump's motives as wanting to pursue Venezuela's once-rich oil reserves. [Full Article...]

Mike Pence: I'll Take a Polygraph Test 'in a Heartbeat'

Mike Pence: I'll Take a Polygraph Test 'in a Heartbeat' In interviews Sunday, Pence and Conway denied a claim in the Times op-ed that alleged "there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment " against Trump. Some of the officials featured in the book's anecdotes about the President, including Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, issued statements denying the comments attributed to them... [Full Article...]

Here are 3 more hurricanes that aren't named Florence

Here are 3 more hurricanes that aren't named Florence If or when hurricane Florence does make it to the USA coastline it could do so as a major hurricane, as intensity forecasts show Florence reaching a higher storm category again. Swells churned up by the storm, which began to affect Bermuda on Friday, have reached portions of the US East Coast, with life-threatening surf and rip current conditions anticipated. [Full Article...]

May's Brexit plans opposed by 80 rebels in her party - former minister

May's Brexit plans opposed by 80 rebels in her party - former minister British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy puts the United Kingdom constitution in a "suicide vest" and hands the "detonator" to Brussels, former foreign secretary Boris Johnson said in comments that drew strong criticism on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Apple Can Avoid Tariffs by Shifting Production to US

Apple Can Avoid Tariffs by Shifting Production to US Kudlow declined to say if the Trump administration will clarify Friday whether it will follow through with a plan to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, the day after a public feedback period ended. "China seems unable or unwilling to announce major liberalizations that could be termed "confidence building measures" or "down payments" on expected near-term reforms", Craig Allen, presi... [Full Article...]

Palestinians say informed US shutting PLO delegation office

President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton , is reported to be planning to make the announcement in a speech to the Federalist Society , a conservative group, in Washington . He says that the court threatens the "constitutional rights" of Americans and US sovereignty. Although the Israelis and Palestinians are not engaged in active, direct negotiations, Trump's administ... [Full Article...]

ICC says it can rule on alleged crimes against Rohingya

ICC says it can rule on alleged crimes against Rohingya Myanmar's government says it didn't influence Monday's court verdict on 2 Reuters journalists. The UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar last week called on Myanmar's top military officials, including army commander-in-chief Senior Gen. [Full Article...]

Driver crashes through Lyon airport terminal and speeds on to runway

Driver crashes through Lyon airport terminal and speeds on to runway A driver crashed through glass doors at Lyon worldwide airport and sped on to the runway before being chased down by police. Flights were grounded until further notice, the airport tweeted. The man's motives were unknown and nothing was being ruled out, regional government press officer Christelle Monteagudo said. According to local daily Lyon Capitale, a witness described how the man in q... [Full Article...]

Trump almost sent Tweet which ‘could have triggered war with North Korea’

Trump almost sent Tweet which ‘could have triggered war with North Korea’ US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, in turn, is quoted as saying the president has the mental capacity of a "fifth or sixth grader", while current chief of staff John Kelly is quoted as calling Trump "an idiot". The anonymous author, claiming to be part of the "resistance" to Trump "working diligently from within" his administration, said, " Many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Grows Stronger, Heads Toward US East Coast

Hurricane Florence Grows Stronger, Heads Toward US East Coast Hurricane Florence continues to travel west over very warm ocean water which will act as fuel and intensify the storm . Hurricane Florence is to hit the east coast later late this week and has become a major hurricane. Hurricane Florence strengthened early on Monday , packing maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour (170 kph), and forecasters warned that it is "expected to become a maj... [Full Article...]

Swedish far-right party grows support, not by as much feared

Swedish far-right party grows support, not by as much feared Sweden's national election commission says an updated preliminary result is expected Wednesday that will include votes from overseas and early votes. "Such a government would be dependent on the Sweden Democrats' support and it wouldn't come without a cost", Lisa Pelling, chief analyst at progressive think-tank Arena Ide, told AFP. [Full Article...]

Obama: Trump Is 'a Symptom, Not the Cause'

Obama: Trump Is 'a Symptom, Not the Cause' Obama told the students in the audience that they were coming of age during a pivotal moment, one in which the "powerful and the privileged" were fighting hard to maintain the status quo that keeps them comfortable. "It's radical. It's a vision that says the protection of our power and those who back us is all that matters even when it hurts the country". "That's on the ballot". [Full Article...]


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