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Apple and Google denounced for hosting Saudi government app that tracks women Apple and Google denounced for hosting Saudi government app that tracks women
- February 20, 2019

The app is being seen as yet another means employed by the government to limit women's mobility and yet again sheds light on the problematic system of discrimination. Apple and Google are investigating the Saudi app, according to the Insider website . The ministry categorically rejected such attempts to politicize the use of any instruments of technology that entail the legitimate rights of users, the source said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency. (more...)
Syria: Allies to storm Isis stronghold in civilian rescue Syria: Allies to storm Isis stronghold in civilian rescue
- February 20, 2019

The spokesman said foreigners were among leaving but did not specify their nationalities or if they were civilians or fighters. Beyond Baghouz, Daesh still has thousands of fighters and sleeper cells scattered across several countries. The International Rescue Committee said on Monday that 62 people, mostly children, had died on the way to the Al-Hol camp or shortly after arriving in past weeks. (more...)
India Air Force planes collide during aerobatics practice, killing pilot India Air Force planes collide during aerobatics practice, killing pilot
- February 20, 2019

The five-day mega event began on a sombre note, a day after two aircraft of Surya Kiran, Indian Air Force (IAF)'s aerobatics team, collided mid air, killing a pilot and injuring two others who ejected to safety. Visitors at the Aero India 2019 were stunned when Rafal fighter jet pierced through the sky with its supersonic speed. Besides the controversy-embroiled Rafale jet, HAL's indigenous products Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, Sukhoi SU-30, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F/A-18 Super Hornet and ... (more...)
McCabe: ‘No One Objected’ When Congressional Leaders Were Told about Trump Probe McCabe: ‘No One Objected’ When Congressional Leaders Were Told about Trump Probe
- February 20, 2019

The FBI developed a backup plan to protect evidence in its Russian Federation investigation soon after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in the event that other senior officials were dismissed as well, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions. (more...)
Israeli minister tells French Jews to 'come home' after vandalism Israeli minister tells French Jews to 'come home' after vandalism
- February 20, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron , meanwhile, went to Shoah Memorial, a Holocaust museum in Paris, to observe a moment of silence with other parliament leaders. "Violence is spreading and it needs to stop now". In the past week, vandals have defaced portraits of the late Holocaust survivor and French minister Simone Veil, scrawled the German word for "Jews" on a Parisian bakery and cut down a tree planted in memory of a Jewish youth tortured to death by an anti-Semitic gang. (more...)
MAGA Hat Wearing Teen Sues The Washington Post for $250M MAGA Hat Wearing Teen Sues The Washington Post for $250M
- February 20, 2019

The lawsuit also blames CNN and NBC , "among others", for taking part in the smear, but it does not take direct legal action against those outlets. Sandmann stares smiling at Mr... Phillips claimed in a separate video that he heard the students chanting " build that wall ", during the encounter, a reference to Trump's pledge to build a barrier along the USA border with Mexico. (more...)
Putin: We'll target United States of America if Washington deploys missiles in Europe Putin: We'll target United States of America if Washington deploys missiles in Europe
- February 20, 2019

In a tit-for-tat move, Putin said Moscow was also leaving the treaty and beginning work on new types of weapons that would breach the agreement. Speaking during his annual state of the nation address today, Mr Putin said that if USA missiles that could "reach Moscow within ten to twelve minutes" were placed in Europe, then the Kremlin would be "required to envisage both a mirrored and asymmetric response". (more...)
Spanish Navy Ship in Gibraltar Spat Spanish Navy Ship in Gibraltar Spat
- February 20, 2019

The ships, Ivor Accord and Great Victor , were told to remain where they were by the Gibraltar Port Authority and a Gibraltar government statement announced that the Royal Navy deployed a launch and a rigid-hulled inflatable boat to the scene. (more...)
8th lawmaker quits UK's Labour over anti-Semitism and Brexit 8th lawmaker quits UK's Labour over anti-Semitism and Brexit
- February 20, 2019

It has completely infected the party". Ms Ryan said she did not believe Jeremy Corbyn was fit to lead the country. "There are some, not including me, who probably are contemplating leaving if the party moves too far to the right and no longer represents what they regard as the mainstream Conservative views they have held for all the previous years". (more...)
Trump administration wants California to pay back $2.5 billion for bullet train Trump administration wants California to pay back $2.5 billion for bullet train
- February 20, 2019

This is clear political retribution by President Trump, and we won't sit idly by. President Trump has taken aim at the rail line before, saying last week after Newsom announced his plans to scale back the project that California had already "wasted many billions of dollars" on it. (more...)
Trump Signs Directive Establishing US Space Force Trump Signs Directive Establishing US Space Force
- February 20, 2019

SPD-4 gives the Pentagon the official go-ahead to send a proposal to the White House recommending the establishment of a separate military branch for space. While there has been progress in answering those questions, he said more remains to be done. The administration could still press for a full Space Force Department in the future, but it remains unclear if or when that will happen. (more...)
United Kingdom and French tourists missing in Australia beach search United Kingdom and French tourists missing in Australia beach search
- February 20, 2019

A desperate search is underway for two tourists after their abandoned auto and belongings were found near an Australian beach. Their personal items were found by morning walkers at sunrise on Monday and their rental auto was later found at a vehicle park containing a number of other belongings, including travel documents. (more...)
US Congress Committee Probes Trump Plan to Give Saudis Nuclear Technology US Congress Committee Probes Trump Plan to Give Saudis Nuclear Technology
- February 20, 2019

Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn was a key backer of the plan for a consortium of USA companies to build dozens of nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia , according to the report's account. The nuclear project is being promoted by IP3 global, a consortium of USA technology firms founded by retired Navy Rear Admiral Michael Hewitt, retired Army General John Keane, and Robert McFarlane, a former national security adviser to President Ronald Reagan. (more...)
Trump urged acting attorney general to put ally on hush payments probe Trump urged acting attorney general to put ally on hush payments probe
- February 20, 2019

As federal prosecutors in Manhattan gathered evidence late previous year about President Trump's role in silencing women with hush payments during the 2016 campaign, Mr. "There is an issue where there is not a separation [between] the Department of Justice and the White House", CNN's April Ryan said. The probe centers on payments made by Michael Cohen , Trump's attorney at the time , to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, who allegedly had affairs with Trump. (more...)
Air strikes hit Islamic State pocket as Syrian fighters press attack Air strikes hit Islamic State pocket as Syrian fighters press attack
- February 20, 2019

In two tweets on Saturday night Trump said that if the UK, France, Germany and others did not act, then the U.S. might be forced to release the fighters. "I don't think there is any clarity still", one European official, speaking on the condition of anonymity said. "Numerous families ". continue to be subjected to intensified air and ground-based strikes by the US-led Coalition forces and their SDF allies on the ground", United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a ... (more...)
Crews rescue 16 people trapped on SeaWorld skyride Crews rescue 16 people trapped on SeaWorld skyride
- February 20, 2019

A "gust of significant wind " caused a SeaWorld ride to shut down Monday night, trapping approximately 16 people as temperatures plummeted. The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said during a news conference that the rescue could take hours because each individual has to be rescued separately. (more...)
North Korea Faces North Korea Faces "Historic Turning Point": State Media Ahead Of Summit
- February 20, 2019

There's no testing. As long as there is no testing, I'm in no rush. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said of Kim last week it was "time for him to deliver", but the Trump administration has moved away from demands that North Korea give up its nuclear weapons immediately and has appeared to adopt a more gradual, reciprocal approach Pyongyang has insisted on. (more...)
Huawei's founder says world can't live without it Huawei's founder says world can't live without it
- February 20, 2019

The founder of Huawei has said there is "no way the USA can crush" the company, in an exclusive interview with the BBC . "The world can not leave us because we are more advanced", he said. Several countries, including the US, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Taiwan have previously blocked Huawei from taking part in their 5G network development. (more...)
Winter Weather Advisory Overnight Into Wednesday Winter Weather Advisory Overnight Into Wednesday
- February 20, 2019

Leftover slush coupled with falling rain could make for a slick and slippery commute on Thursday morning, according to AccuWeather .com and the National Weather Service. Download the free AccuWeather app to stay up-to-date to see when snow, sleet and ice will begin in your area. Many times cold, subfreezing air gets trapped at the surface and sleet and freezing rain are able to linger well beyond when weather models say they will. (more...)
Up to 12 people buried in Swiss avalanche Up to 12 people buried in Swiss avalanche
- February 19, 2019

Valais state police confirmed on Twitter that an avalanche occurred at around 2.15pm, leaving "several people buried". Photos of the avalanche are now circulating on social media. The police force did not give further details on the number of people affected. Philippe Magistretti, president of the ski lift company, told Reuters: "About 100 rescue workers are on the site". (more...)

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