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Saudi-led coalition launches 12 airstrikes against Yemen's Saada Saudi-led coalition launches 12 airstrikes against Yemen's Saada
- August 19, 2019

Yemen has remained wracked by violence since 2014, when the Iran-aligned Houthi group overran much of the country, including the capital Sanaa. The attack on the Shaybah oil field , which produces some 1 million barrels of crude oil a day near the kingdom's border with the United Arab Emirates, again shows the reach of the Houthis' drone program. (more...)
Hot & humid with passing storms Hot & humid with passing storms
- August 19, 2019

A chance toward morning in the western parts of the area of showers or perhaps a storm. Temperatures this afternoon rising into the upper 70s to around 80. The high temperature on Monday, Aug. 19 could hit or surpass the 90-degree mark on a mostly sunny day. In fact, heat indices (the real feel temperature) will be around 100 Sunday through Tuesday. (more...)
Waiter shot dead for taking too long to make customer's sandwich Waiter shot dead for taking too long to make customer's sandwich
- August 19, 2019

The shooter is believed to be on the run after the incident. The waiter's colleagues then called police after he was shot in the shoulder. According to eyewitness testimony, the shooter "lost his cool" while waiting for his sandwich, and fled the scene shortly thereafter. (more...)
3 rockets fired from Gaza toward Israel 3 rockets fired from Gaza toward Israel
- August 19, 2019

With regard to that attack, the Iron Dome system intercepted one of the rockets , and no casualties were reported. The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into southern Israel. Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz, former chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces, said during a visit to Gaza border towns on Sunday morning that Israel's "deterrence hasn't been eroded, it's been erased", according to Ynet . (more...)
Donald Trump says buying Greenland 'a large real estate deal' Donald Trump says buying Greenland 'a large real estate deal'
- August 19, 2019

Consumer confidence has dropped 6.4% since July. The president and his advisers have repeatedly accused the Fed of undermining the administration's economic policies. "Denmark essentially owns it". Kudlow is also defending the president's use of tariffs on goods coming from China, saying "we can not let China pursue these unfair and unreciprocal trading practices". (more...)
UK faces food, fuel and drug shortages, says contested leaked document UK faces food, fuel and drug shortages, says contested leaked document
- August 19, 2019

Food and social-care prices would rise, while medical supplies could face severe delays given the fact that most of Britain's medicines come through English Channel crossings, the Sunday Times says the documents indicate. Though his move was largely procedural, in line with previously approved laws, Barclay said in a statement: "This is a clear signal to the people of this country that there is no turning back (from Brexit)". (more...)
Youngstown Police arrest 20-year-old man who allegedly threatened Jewish community Youngstown Police arrest 20-year-old man who allegedly threatened Jewish community
- August 19, 2019

James Patrick Reardon was booked into the Mahoning County Jail on Saturday on one count of telecommunications harassment and one count of aggravated menacing, according to online jail records. Authorities say the Instagram account was Reardon's. It's not clear whether the FBI will pursue federal charges against Rearson. When authorities looked at the rest of the Instagram account, there were lots of images of Reardon or someone else shooting guns, D'Egidio said, and lots of anti-Semitic ... (more...)
Trump Calls Greenland 'Interesting' as Denmark Rules Out a Sale Trump Calls Greenland 'Interesting' as Denmark Rules Out a Sale
- August 19, 2019

President Donald Trump's top economic adviser is trying to play down fears of a looming recession after last week's sharp drop in the financial markets. "The president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look at a potential Greenland purchase", Kudlow said on " Fox News Sunday ". (more...)
Trump Administration Tells of Plans to Sell F-16s to Taiwan Trump Administration Tells of Plans to Sell F-16s to Taiwan
- August 19, 2019

Similarly, the Democratic chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, Eliot Engel, and the panel's ranking Republican, Michael McCaul, said in a joint statement that the deal "sends a strong message" about United States commitment to security and democracy in the region. (more...)
Hong Kong protesters occupy major road Hong Kong protesters occupy major road
- August 19, 2019

However, the anti-extradition movement quickly snowballed into a rebellion against the unrepresentative Hong Kong government and even Chinese sovereignty itself. More directly, President Donald Trump could simply issue an executive order suspending Hong Kong's special trading status with the USA, a move that could have a devastating effect on the local economy at a time when Beijing and Washington are engaged in a bitter trade war. (more...)
Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos
- August 19, 2019

It warns that 85% of lorries using the main Channel crossings may not be ready and could face delays of up to two-and-a-half days. This could result in shortages of fuel, food and medicine, the documents show . The revelation comes in what The Sunday Times describes as an unprecedented leak of official documents. Protests and civil unrest are expected across the Irish border as a no-deal Brexit causes chaos. (more...)
US Congresswoman cancels visit to West Bank US Congresswoman cancels visit to West Bank
- August 19, 2019

Other family members, including the congresswoman's grandmother Muftiyah Tlaib, said they just wanted to see Rashida and weren't concerned about American politics. BDS is short for Boycott, Divestment , Sanctions . But, Soifer argued, "It is absolutely unprecedented for a USA president to publicly pressure" Israel to bar elected American officials. (more...)
At least 4,000 detained in Kashmir since region stripped of autonomy At least 4,000 detained in Kashmir since region stripped of autonomy
- August 19, 2019

Indian paramilitary soldiers prepares to block a road with barbed wires during security lockdown in Srinagar , Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Aug. The question also arises whether India has threatened the UN ahead of the UN Security Council meeting? "We are planning how to manage the threats from India", he said. (more...)
‘You ugly!’ note gets airport security worker fired ‘You ugly!’ note gets airport security worker fired
- August 19, 2019

He told the Post when he finally looked at the note, he waved off the incident and got on his plane. He said he called the airport that afternoon to file a complaint and was told to check in with security after his return flight. "The employee has since been terminated by the contractor". The woman was working at the global airport through VMP Corp, a security company based in Virginia. (more...)
Kudlow says White House is 'looking at' trying to buy Greenland Kudlow says White House is 'looking at' trying to buy Greenland
- August 19, 2019

What he wasn't tweeting about was his reported interest in buying Greenland. Politicians in Denmark have ridiculed the idea of a possible United States acquisition. There is precedence set to land transfer as Alaska was also purchased from Russian Federation back in 1867 for $7.2 million. The question "How to buy a Country" and "Is Greenland for Sale" has come up as President Trump has shown interest in purchasing Greenland. (more...)
Another Win For Trump: Appeals Court Sides With Admin On Asylum Rights Another Win For Trump: Appeals Court Sides With Admin On Asylum Rights
- August 19, 2019

It said the goal is "to provide a safer alternative for those who do not want to remain on the U.S. -Mexico border". While the ban can only be enforced in two states for the time being, the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas and the surrounding areas of El Paso experience extremely high amounts of illegal immigration - giving the Trump administration a lot of room to work with. (more...)
Boris Johnson adamant United Kingdom parliament can not halt Brexit Boris Johnson adamant United Kingdom parliament can not halt Brexit
- August 19, 2019

On top of that, import tariffs on petrol would potentially lead to the loss of about 2,000 jobs, the closure of two oil refineries and strikes. He also actively supported the Leave campaign in the run-up to the 2016 Brexit referendum, famously traveling with a bus bearing the false claim that the money that would allegedly be saved by leaving the bloc could go directly into the National Health Service (NHS). (more...)
Hong Kong: Tens of thousands rally despite heavy rain for peaceful protest Hong Kong: Tens of thousands rally despite heavy rain for peaceful protest
- August 19, 2019

A rally in Victoria Park has been called for Sunday by a pro-democracy group that has organized three massive marches through central Hong Kong since June. State media also ran images of military personnel and armoured personnel carriers across the border in Shenzhen, prompting the United States to warn Beijing against sending in troops. (more...)
Jordan summons Israeli envoy over Jerusalem 'violations' Jordan summons Israeli envoy over Jerusalem 'violations'
- August 18, 2019

Jordan's foreign ministry expressed "the kingdom's strong condemnation" over Erdan's comments, demanding "an immediate stop to Israel's violations and all its attempts to change the historic and legal status quo" at the site. The Muslim festival overlapped with the Jewish fast day of Tisha B'Av, which marks the destruction of the two Jewish Holy Temples that existed on the site in ancient times. (more...)
Pennsylvania Couple Accused of Faking Baby's Birth, Death for Money Pennsylvania Couple Accused of Faking Baby's Birth, Death for Money
- August 18, 2019

On Thursday, Kaycee Lang , 23, and Geoffrey Lang, 27, of Friedens, were charged with theft and deception. Authorities said during their investigation, they uncovered a "newborn look-a-like baby doll" in the couple's home. She then reported to the state police. Kaycee Lang was interviewed that same day, when she told state troopers her son "had Respiratory Distress Syndrome and died hours after birth", according to court documents. (more...)

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