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Florida Governor Suspends Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Over Parkland Shooting Response Florida Governor Suspends Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Over Parkland Shooting Response
- January 12, 2019

Under Florida law, the governor can suspend elected officials for criminal activity, misfeasance, incompetence or neglect of duty. News of a replacement for Sheriff Israel comes just days after he told his staff that DeSantis was suspending him over his office's handling of the Parkland schooting. (more...)
Donors getting refund after border wall GoFundMe fails Donors getting refund after border wall GoFundMe fails
- January 12, 2019

The board of directors is a cornucopia of crackpottery: Former Kansas Sec. of State Kris Kobach, Blackwater founder Erik Prince, former Sheriff David Clarke, former Rep. Kolfage believes the organization can complete "significant segments of the wall" faster than the government, according a statement he added to the GoFundMe description. (more...)
RFE/RL: Macedonian Parliament votes to change country's name RFE/RL: Macedonian Parliament votes to change country's name
- January 12, 2019

Matthew Nimetz said in a statement that the agreement, which remains to be ratified by Greece , paves the way for "a firmer basis for peace and security in the Balkans". In September, the move was supported by over 91 percent of Macedonians at a referendum. "The vote on constitutional amendments that changed the name, identity, history and culture was done against the constitution". (more...)
Huawei has fired a sales director charged with espionage in Poland Huawei has fired a sales director charged with espionage in Poland
- January 12, 2019

The arrests are the latest embarrassment for the world's biggest telecoms equipment maker, following the detention in Canada last month of the firm's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou - accused by the U.S. A Chinese businessman and a Pole have been arrested on suspicion of espionage in Poland. Since the Canadian government detained Huawei CFO Meng Xingzhou in December previous year, Huawei's Canadian branch has always been the focus of attention. (more...)
Poles signal caution over alliance with Italy's Salvini Poles signal caution over alliance with Italy's Salvini
- January 12, 2019

Salvini's League, one of two parties in Italy's ruling coalition, and Kaczynski's governing Law and Justice party in Poland are both staunchly anti-migrant and criticize how the European Union functions today. The Maltese government on Thursday voiced "disdain and surprise at the inaccurate allegations by Minister Salvini", pointing out that Italy had promised to take 50 migrants from Malta and that the two countries had agreed the two deals cancel each other out. (more...)
Syria intercepts Israeli missiles fired toward Damascus Syria intercepts Israeli missiles fired toward Damascus
- January 12, 2019

In an earlier report, SANA had spoken of Syrian air-defence batteries attacking "enemy targets". In a message to the UN Secretary-General, the Foreign Ministry said, in particular, that the Israeli airstrike would not have taken place if it was not for what it described as "unlimited" USA support for Israel. (more...)
Multiple injuries after suspected gas explosion in Paris bakery Multiple injuries after suspected gas explosion in Paris bakery
- January 12, 2019

A Paris police spokesperson said firefighters were at the scene of the blast on Saturday morning at the bakery on Rue Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris . The explosion occurred around 9 a.m. local time on Saturday as city police braced themselves for the 9th consecutive weekend of Yellow Vest protests. (more...)
Who is Rahaf al-Qunun, why is her life in danger? Who is Rahaf al-Qunun, why is her life in danger?
- January 12, 2019

She began by boarding a plane by herself to Thailand , but the plan quickly spiraled out of control. The Australian government said it was monitoring the case closely . Australian embassy representatives in Bangkok have also coordinated with Thai authorities and the UNHCR to " seek assurances " that she will be able to access the " refugee status determination process ". (more...)
White House Responds to Bombshell NYT Trump-Russia Report: 'This Is Absurd' White House Responds to Bombshell NYT Trump-Russia Report: 'This Is Absurd'
- January 12, 2019

Mr. Whitaker took over supervision of Mr. Mueller's investigation on 7 November after President Trump appointed him as the chief U.S. law enforcement official to replace Jeff Sessions, who the president ousted. "Not only would it be an issue of obstructing an investigation, but the obstruction itself would hurt our ability to figure out what the Russians had done, and that is what would be the threat to national security", said former FBI general counsel James A. (more...)
Ocasio-Cortez Criticized After Failing to Provide Workers’ Compensation Coverage Ocasio-Cortez Criticized After Failing to Provide Workers’ Compensation Coverage
- January 12, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff hit back at the Democrats quoted in the Politico piece, comparing them to King George III during the American Revolution, and approvingly quote-tweeting a tweet comparing them to people who opposed civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s. (more...)
Ottawa Bus Crash: Westboro Station Incident Sees Double-Decker Vehicle Strike Transit Shelter Ottawa Bus Crash: Westboro Station Incident Sees Double-Decker Vehicle Strike Transit Shelter
- January 12, 2019

The third had been standing on the station platform, Watson said. The Ottawa Hospital's trauma centre said it had received nine patients "in critical condition" from the collision. "You could see the entire front portion of the bus had been demolished or cut away, and firefighters were on ladders cutting out the top floor windows", he said. (more...)
Tulsi Gabbard announces she will run for president in 2020 Tulsi Gabbard announces she will run for president in 2020
- January 12, 2019

Gabbard was elected to Congress in 2012 and now serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Gabbard said "the issue of war and peace" would be the main focus of her campaign. She says she no longer holds those views on the issue. "We must end all USA support for Saudi Arabia's genocidal war in Yemen now". Gabbard became the first Hindu member of Congress when she was elected to the U.S. (more...)
Didn't Know About Allegations Manafort Shared Polling Didn't Know About Allegations Manafort Shared Polling
- January 12, 2019

Kilimnik worked with Manafort's consulting firm when he was representing pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine. The filings show special counsel Robert Mueller , who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, accused Manafort of sending campaign polling data to Konstantin Kilimnik , a former business associate of Manafort with connections in the GRU, Russia's military intelligence agency. (more...)
Britons feared dead in Cuba bus crash that killed seven Britons feared dead in Cuba bus crash that killed seven
- January 12, 2019

Six of the injured victims were in critical condition. Details about the names and nationalities of those injured or killed in the deadly crash have yet to be released. Cuban highways are poorly lit, narrow and rutted with huge potholes. The bus was carrying tourists and local travellers in the far east of Cuba, on a road between the cities of Baracoa and Guantanamo. (more...)
Ginsburg's Recovery Is 'On Track,' 'No Further Treatment Required' Ginsburg's Recovery Is 'On Track,' 'No Further Treatment Required'
- January 11, 2019

The White House has told allies at the Judicial Crisis Network and the Federalist Society to ready for another potential hard confirmation battle, Politico reports in an article relying on unnamed sources. Doctors say that there was "no evidence" of disease after the surgery and that "currently, no further treatment is planned". "I$3 f you are replacing Justice Ginsburg with a Trump appointee, that would be akin to replacing Thurgood Marshall with Clarence Thomas", Malcolm said. (more...)
H1-B visa workers may soon get US citizenship, promises Donald Trump
- January 11, 2019

While Trump typically depicts undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers attempting to enter the country through Mexico as criminals and terrorists, he frequently praises those applying for H-1B visas, which require a bachelor's degree or higher. (more...)
Thailand: Saudi Asylum Seeker Fleeing Alleged Family Abuse Will Fly To Canada Thailand: Saudi Asylum Seeker Fleeing Alleged Family Abuse Will Fly To Canada
- January 11, 2019

She has refused to see her father who travelled to Thailand and expressed opposition to her resettlement. "And actually his tribe is one of the largest tribes in Saudi Arabia , so it's quite influential and she certainly would have faced grievous physical harm and perhaps death if she had been sent back based on what I've been told by our researcher and others", he said. (more...)
Some seals stranded in Newfoundland town have been removed, officials say Some seals stranded in Newfoundland town have been removed, officials say
- January 11, 2019

They are asking residents to contact their officer or Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477) if they see a seal on a roadway or are aware of people disturbing seals. The disoriented seals, Stenson said, just keep on keeping on, hoping for the best. The Roddickton-Bide Arm town council raised the issue at a regular municipal meeting Tuesday night, and resolved to ask the Department of Fisheries and Ocean to intervene. (more...)
Helicopter pilot shows incredible skills during rescue of injured skier Helicopter pilot shows incredible skills during rescue of injured skier
- January 11, 2019

Derely posted the video of the helicopter's "incredible act of precision" as the chopper landed on the side of the mountainside. Luckily, 9NEWS reports, his team was able to call the emergency services despite being well above cloud level, at an altitude of around 7 000 feet. (more...)
Chinese Huawei employee arrested on spying charge in Poland Chinese Huawei employee arrested on spying charge in Poland
- January 11, 2019

However, the person is said to be a former high-ranking official at Poland's internal security agency. "We have no comment for the time being", Huawei said in a statement. But unlike Meng, who was detained for possible extradition to the U.S., Wang is suspected of conducting espionage against Poland. The West's security concerns surrounding Huawei, and fellow Chinese telecoms equipment firm ZTE Corp, center around China's National Intelligence Law. (more...)

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