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PETA asks people to stop using ‘anti-animal language,’ including common phrases

PETA asks people to stop using ‘anti-animal language,’ including common phrases PETA has issued new guidelines for helping people remove what it has dubbed "speciesism" and anti-animal language from daily conversations. They elaborated in another tweet that cruelty to animals is linked to the way humans communicate and anti-animal lingo is as bad as "racist, homophobic or ableist language". [Full Article...]

Iran vows to continue missile tests despite U.S. sanctions

Iran vows to continue missile tests despite U.S. sanctions Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Sunday that the Islamic Republic is now one of the world's topmost missile powers despite being subject to severe sanctions during the past 40 years. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi also said Iranian missiles were purely defensive and added, "There is no Security Council resolution prohibiting missile program and miss... [Full Article...]

British MPs debate whether gov't breaks rule over legal advice on Brexit

British MPs debate whether gov't breaks rule over legal advice on Brexit They put forward a motion , which was backed by 311-293 in a vote, that found ministers in contempt of Parliament and ordered the immediate publication of the advice. Mrs May's appearance in the Commons on Tuesday will coincide with a presentation at the European Court of Justice, which is hearing a claim by a cross-party group of Scottish MPs, MSPs and MEPs that Westminster politicians cou... [Full Article...]

'MISSION COMPLETE': Photo of George H.W. Bush’s Service Dog Goes Viral

'MISSION COMPLETE': Photo of George H.W. Bush’s Service Dog Goes Viral Mayor Sylvester Turner has urged attendees to wear colorful socks, a nod to the former president's fondness for sporting loud socks often emblazoned with unusual patterns during public events. Bush will lie in state in the Capitol starting Monday and a service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral later in the week. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are scheduled to... [Full Article...]

George Bush's Children: Photos of the Kids He Left Behind

George Bush's Children: Photos of the Kids He Left Behind Gorbachev said that he and his wife, Raisa, "deeply appreciated the attention, kindness and simplicity typical of George and Barbara Bush, as well as the rest of their large, friendly family". As President Ronald Reagan's vice president, he faced criticism for the administration's inaction during the height of the epidemic, and for not doing more to fight the crisis during his own presidency. [Full Article...]

President Trump commends Roger Stone for vowing not to testify against him

President Trump commends Roger Stone for vowing not to testify against him So, to recap: In Trump's opinion Stone has "guts" because he'll never testify against Trump. " Witness tampering ", was all Trump biographer Tim O'Brien tweeted after retweeting the president's post. Law&Crime noted earlier that Trump is flirting with obstruction danger by continuing to tweet statements like this or by publicly considering controversial pardons. [Full Article...]

UK's Labour will try to topple May if Brexit deal rejected

UK's Labour will try to topple May if Brexit deal rejected Although the contempt offence is hundreds of years old, only a handful of MPs have been suspended and no Cabinet minister has ever faced the charge. But six political parties - Labour, the DUP, SNP, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cyrmu and Greens - said an earlier vote calling for the full advice to be published is not being honoured. [Full Article...]

Bush's service dog will go on to help other soldiers

Bush's service dog will go on to help other soldiers That was a time that saw the end of the Cold War as well as the United States' routing of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's army in the 1991 Gulf War. Trump has said he plans to designate Wednesday as a national day of mourning. He had joined the Navy when he turned 18. The couple was married for 73 years, longer than any other USA presidential couple. [Full Article...]

Comey makes deal over House subpoena, backs off legal fight

Comey makes deal over House subpoena, backs off legal fight Comey will answer questions about his handling of the FBI's investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and the agency's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 general election. He said Republicans, who lead the committee, told him he's free to speak afterward and that a transcript would be released a day later. Comey has received a su... [Full Article...]

Former Dallas officer indicted for murder in killing of black neighbor

Former Dallas officer indicted for murder in killing of black neighbor She says the agency remains "committed to improving our relationships throughout the city". She was released after posting bond. After listening to testimony all day on Wednesday, a Texas grand jury has chose to indict Amber Guyger for murder in the shooting death of Botham Jean this past September. [Full Article...]

US, Canada, Mexico continue brinkmanship on trade deal until signing on Friday

US, Canada, Mexico continue brinkmanship on trade deal until signing on Friday A senior White House official said Trump and bin Salman exchanged pleasantries during a subsequent leaders' session. Trump expressed confidence Friday that the pact would sail through Congress. Democrats and their allies in the labour movement are already demanding changes to the agreement. "I look forward to working with members of Congress and the USMCA partners - and I have to say it's be... [Full Article...]

'Yellow Vest' Protests Grow Violent; Paris' L'Arc de Triomphe Defaced

'Yellow Vest' Protests Grow Violent; Paris' L'Arc de Triomphe Defaced Some demonstrators removed the barriers protecting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I under the Arc de Triomphe monument, to pose near its eternal flame and sing the national anthem. So too did Jean-Luc Melenchon, head of hard-left party La France Insoumise (France Unbowed) and far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who both demanded the government unwind its fuel tax hikes. [Full Article...]

Israel's Netanyahu should be indicted for corruption, police say

Israel's Netanyahu should be indicted for corruption, police say When police initially said he should be charged, Netanyahu said it was an attempt by his opponents to unseat him through corruption allegations because they couldn't win at the ballot box. Investigators pinpoint two key moments in the development of Case 4000 that helped ensnare some of its key state's witnesses, and in the end led to a scathing report against a sitting prime minister. [Full Article...]

Senate advances bill to end U.S. military involvement in Yemen war

Senate advances bill to end U.S. military involvement in Yemen war The news comes as the prince continues a tour of Arab states that began last week and as the global community considers sanctions against Saudi Arabia over the assassination of U.S-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of Saudi operatives in Istanbul last month, quite possibly on the orders of MBS - a popular shorthand for the prince in Western media. [Full Article...]

Migrants march towards United States border in present of power

Migrants march towards United States border in present of power U.S. Border Patrol helicopters flew overhead, while U.S. agents held vigil on foot beyond the wire fence in California. Members of Pueblo Sin Fronteras (Nation Without Borders), an immigration rights group known for organizing several migrant caravans in Mexico and Central America, as well as other unidentified organizers, should be prosecuted, Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum told Fox News .... [Full Article...]

The Soybean Market Has Its Eye on Trump’s Dinner Date With Xi

The Soybean Market Has Its Eye on Trump’s Dinner Date With Xi Trump was attacked for destroying the group's past unity on trade and climate change. President Donald Trump on November 30 lauded "good signs" ahead of talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on resolving their trade war. USA objections on those fronts have seen two major summits this year, of the Group of Seven democracies and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, end without th... [Full Article...]

Trump threatens fresh tariffs in wake of GM plant closures

Trump threatens fresh tariffs in wake of GM plant closures The President has openly expressed his fondness for hearing differing points of view on trade, and has fostered the intra-administration disputes that have marked his policy toward China. In the short term, US tariffs and the trade war would increase uncertainty for Chinese investment and durables consumption, according to Goldman. Even if Trump's import tax went up to 25 percent, as the preside... [Full Article...]

Monitor: Israeli Airstrikes Hit Syrian Targets South of Damascus

Monitor: Israeli Airstrikes Hit Syrian Targets South of Damascus The area where the incident is said to have occurred is where Lebanon's Hezbollah, a group backed by Iran, has its communications and logistics hub for southern Syria near the Israeli border, according to two senior regional intelligence sources. [Full Article...]

Putin and MBS Share High Five and Laughs at G20 Summit

Putin and MBS Share High Five and Laughs at G20 Summit Already the French Presidency has said that Emmanuel Macron spoke to the Crown Prince on the summit's sidelines about both the journalist's murder and Saudi's role in the war in Yemen, which the United Nations has called the world's worst humanitarian crisis. [Full Article...]

Trump abruptly cancels G20 meeting with Putin

Trump abruptly cancels G20 meeting with Putin But he seemed to reverse course as he left the White House on Thursday, telling reporters that the meeting with Putin was still on. The issue is the biggest looming over Mr Trump's visit to Argentina , with the two economic giants locked in exchanges of punitive tariffs and Washington effectively threatening to target all remaining Chinese imports, including Apple products made in China. [Full Article...]


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