03/23/2019 11:14 PM
Brexit: May urged to quit to help deal pass
Senior Tories may back the PM's deal if they know she will not lead the next stage of EU negotiations.
03/24/2019 12:14 AM
Mueller report: US Congress awaits key findings from Attorney General Barr
The Attorney General is expected to submit key conclusions from the report on Sunday.
03/24/2019 03:00 AM
Norway cruise ship evacuated after engine problems
About 1,300 people are being airlifted from the cruise ship which had engine problems in choppy seas.
03/23/2019 07:49 PM
Trump hails fall of Islamic State 'caliphate' in Syria
The Islamic State group remains a threat despite the fall of its final territory, President Trump says.
03/23/2019 09:42 PM
Cyclone Idai death toll rises sharply
At least 700 people have now been declared dead across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
03/24/2019 12:43 AM
Thailand votes in first post-coup election
The military says the vote will restore democracy, but it is expected to remain influential.
03/23/2019 11:55 PM
Protesters take to streets of Pittsburgh after policeman acquitted of killing black teen
Shots fired at defence lawyer's officer amid protest over acquittal of Pittsburgh officer who shot black teen.
03/23/2019 06:40 PM
Michael Jackson: Barbra Streisand apologises for abuse remarks
The singer Barbra Streisand posts an apology after saying alleged child abuse "didn't kill" the victims.
03/23/2019 04:46 PM
Rafi Eitan: Mossad spy who captured Adolf Eichmann dies
Rafi Eitan was a Mossad spy who led the team that captured Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960.
03/23/2019 12:35 PM
Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark
The number of planets detected around other stars - or exoplanets - is set to hit the 4,000 mark.
03/23/2019 02:10 PM
Mali attack: 'More than 100' Fulani villagers killed
Attackers dressed as traditional hunters target Fulani villagers in the Mopti region, reports say.
03/23/2019 09:36 AM
Cyclone Trevor: Eyewitness describes the 'guttural howling roar'
ABC journalist Kristy O'Brien was sheltering at McArthur River mining camp when the cyclone struck.
03/23/2019 06:00 PM
Serena Williams pulls out of Miami Open, Naomi Osaka knocked out, Petra Kvitova wins
Eight-time winner Serena Williams withdraws from the Miami Open because of injury, as world number one Naomi Osaka suffers a shock exit.
03/23/2019 08:14 PM
Kosovo war: The conflict that won't go away
It's been 20 years since Nato bombed Serbia, ending the Kosovo war. But for some, the war lives on.
03/23/2019 08:16 PM
In pictures: The lifeguards of Lagos
The men who watch over the Atlantic Ocean, saving the lives of the swimmers of Nigeria's main city.
03/21/2019 12:43 PM
Your pictures on the theme of 'in bloom'
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "in bloom".
03/22/2019 08:55 PM
What’s it like to have 19 children?
Big families are not unusual in the Ukrainian village of Glynn, but one couple has gone further than most.
03/22/2019 08:21 PM
Detailed images of baby heart inside the womb
New technology could improve the care of babies with congenital heart diseases.
03/22/2019 08:11 PM
Tracing child abusers: Where was this picture taken?
Europol is asking the public to help trace locations in photos linked to child sexual abuse.
03/22/2019 08:14 PM
Climate change: Unlocking the secrets of glacial microbes
Surviving in the Arctic's freezing environment has helped glacial microbes develop special powers.
03/22/2019 06:00 PM
Sir David Attenborough to present climate change film
The broadcaster's film will explore potential threats to our planet and the possible solutions.
03/23/2019 08:20 PM
Eurovision: Iceland embraces Hatari's bleak message for Israel contest
The band are called Hater. Their lyrics are dark and political and they want to cause a stir at Eurovision.
03/23/2019 08:23 PM
Cyclone Idai: How prepared was southern Africa?
The tropical cyclone took governments by surprise and caused widespread destruction across the region.
03/23/2019 08:24 PM
SNC-Lavalin affair: Five quotes that sum up the Trudeau crisis
The Canadian prime minister has been struggling to contain a political crisis for more than a month.
03/23/2019 08:26 PM
How Pope Francis could shape the future of robotics
Pope Francis hosts discussions on the future of robotics and ethics at the Vatican in Rome.
03/23/2019 08:27 PM
The Disney-Fox giant in six charts
What Disney's takeover of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox means for the industry - in charts.
03/23/2019 03:30 AM
Caliphate defeated but IS remains a threat
Maps and charts following the rise and fall of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.
03/22/2019 01:43 PM
Pete Buttigieg: Why would an American learn Norwegian?
"Mayor Pete" can speak seven languages but for other presidential wannabes, being bilingual is not always a plus.
03/23/2019 06:47 PM
Southgate takes cue from Ferguson to manage pressure on young stars
England manager Gareth Southgate takes inspiration from Sir Alex Ferguson as he aims to get the best out of Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
03/23/2019 03:58 PM
McCarthy 'hated every minute' of Republic win over Gibraltar
Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy describes his side's 1-0 Euro 2020 qualifier victory away to Gibraltar as a "horrible game".
03/23/2019 04:29 PM
Watch: 'Costly mistakes' end Downie medal hopes
Great Britain's Ellie Downie falls during her uneven bars routine at the All-Around Gymnastics World Cup, ending her hopes of a medal in Birmingham.
03/23/2019 08:08 PM
Fury to fight Germany's unbeaten Schwarz in Las Vegas in June
Britain's former world champion Tyson Fury will face German heavyweight Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas on 15 June.
03/23/2019 07:48 PM
Ball control, time abroad, mental toughness: What does a future England player look like?
As England attempt to take the next step and win a major tournament, we look at some of the factors contributing to the success of their young players.
03/24/2019 03:50 AM
Golden State Warriors suffer worst defeat since 2007
Golden State Warriors suffer their worst defeat of the season, losing 126-91 at home to the Dallas Mavericks.
03/23/2019 01:27 PM
Premiership: Saracens beat Harlequins 27-20 at London Stadium
Premiership champions Saracens overturn an 11-point half-time deficit to beat local rivals Harlequins at London Stadium.
03/19/2019 08:33 PM
Can exercise reverse the ageing process?
It's not for everyone, but older athletes are pushing the limits of what the body can do as it ages.
03/18/2019 08:07 PM
Afghanistan: The children caught in conflict
Photographer Andrew Quilty captured stories of children affected by conflict in Afghanistan.
03/17/2019 08:40 PM
The 'Angel of Budapest' who saved Jews
Angel Sanz Briz is honoured by Israel for rescuing Jews in WW2, but not well known in his native Spain.
03/20/2019 03:22 PM
The 'controlled chaos' of raising sextuplets
We spoke to families with quintuplets and sextuplets to find out what it's like to raise multiple babies at once.
03/21/2019 10:08 PM
Influx of dog videos for terminally ill boy after Facebook post
Dog-loving Harvey Hawkins finds comfort in the funny films people are sending him of their pets.
03/15/2019 06:49 PM
Celebrity parents and the bizarre 'cheating' scandal
It is said to be biggest university admissions scam in US history. How did it all unfold?
03/17/2019 08:26 PM
A scandal in the Amazon - where pilots are forced to lie
Few landing strips in the Amazon have been registered, so pilots have to file fake flight plans - making it hard to find them if they go missing.
03/23/2019 11:14 PM
Brexit: May urged to quit to help deal pass
Senior Tories may back the PM's deal if they know she will not lead the next stage of EU negotiations.
03/24/2019 12:14 AM
Mueller report: US Congress awaits key findings from Attorney General Barr
The Attorney General is expected to submit key conclusions from the report on Sunday.
03/24/2019 03:00 AM
Norway cruise ship evacuated after engine problems
About 1,300 people are being airlifted from the cruise ship which had engine problems in choppy seas.
03/23/2019 07:49 PM
Trump hails fall of Islamic State 'caliphate' in Syria
The Islamic State group remains a threat despite the fall of its final territory, President Trump says.
03/23/2019 09:42 PM
Cyclone Idai death toll rises sharply
At least 700 people have now been declared dead across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
03/24/2019 12:43 AM
Thailand votes in first post-coup election
The military says the vote will restore democracy, but it is expected to remain influential.
03/23/2019 11:55 PM
Protesters take to streets of Pittsburgh after policeman acquitted of killing black teen
Shots fired at defence lawyer's officer amid protest over acquittal of Pittsburgh officer who shot black teen.
03/23/2019 06:40 PM
Michael Jackson: Barbra Streisand apologises for abuse remarks
The singer Barbra Streisand posts an apology after saying alleged child abuse "didn't kill" the victims.
03/23/2019 04:46 PM
Rafi Eitan: Mossad spy who captured Adolf Eichmann dies
Rafi Eitan was a Mossad spy who led the team that captured Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960.
03/23/2019 12:35 PM
Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark
The number of planets detected around other stars - or exoplanets - is set to hit the 4,000 mark.
03/23/2019 02:10 PM
Mali attack: 'More than 100' Fulani villagers killed
Attackers dressed as traditional hunters target Fulani villagers in the Mopti region, reports say.
03/23/2019 09:36 AM
Cyclone Trevor: Eyewitness describes the 'guttural howling roar'
ABC journalist Kristy O'Brien was sheltering at McArthur River mining camp when the cyclone struck.
03/23/2019 06:00 PM
Serena Williams pulls out of Miami Open, Naomi Osaka knocked out, Petra Kvitova wins
Eight-time winner Serena Williams withdraws from the Miami Open because of injury, as world number one Naomi Osaka suffers a shock exit.
03/23/2019 08:14 PM
Kosovo war: The conflict that won't go away
It's been 20 years since Nato bombed Serbia, ending the Kosovo war. But for some, the war lives on.
03/23/2019 08:16 PM
In pictures: The lifeguards of Lagos
The men who watch over the Atlantic Ocean, saving the lives of the swimmers of Nigeria's main city.
03/21/2019 12:43 PM
Your pictures on the theme of 'in bloom'
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "in bloom".
03/22/2019 08:55 PM
What’s it like to have 19 children?
Big families are not unusual in the Ukrainian village of Glynn, but one couple has gone further than most.
03/22/2019 08:21 PM
Detailed images of baby heart inside the womb
New technology could improve the care of babies with congenital heart diseases.
03/22/2019 08:11 PM
Tracing child abusers: Where was this picture taken?
Europol is asking the public to help trace locations in photos linked to child sexual abuse.
03/22/2019 08:14 PM
Climate change: Unlocking the secrets of glacial microbes
Surviving in the Arctic's freezing environment has helped glacial microbes develop special powers.
03/22/2019 06:00 PM
Sir David Attenborough to present climate change film
The broadcaster's film will explore potential threats to our planet and the possible solutions.
03/23/2019 08:20 PM
Eurovision: Iceland embraces Hatari's bleak message for Israel contest
The band are called Hater. Their lyrics are dark and political and they want to cause a stir at Eurovision.
03/23/2019 08:23 PM
Cyclone Idai: How prepared was southern Africa?
The tropical cyclone took governments by surprise and caused widespread destruction across the region.
03/23/2019 08:24 PM
SNC-Lavalin affair: Five quotes that sum up the Trudeau crisis
The Canadian prime minister has been struggling to contain a political crisis for more than a month.
03/23/2019 08:26 PM
How Pope Francis could shape the future of robotics
Pope Francis hosts discussions on the future of robotics and ethics at the Vatican in Rome.
03/23/2019 08:27 PM
The Disney-Fox giant in six charts
What Disney's takeover of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox means for the industry - in charts.
03/23/2019 03:30 AM
Caliphate defeated but IS remains a threat
Maps and charts following the rise and fall of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.
03/22/2019 01:43 PM
Pete Buttigieg: Why would an American learn Norwegian?
"Mayor Pete" can speak seven languages but for other presidential wannabes, being bilingual is not always a plus.
03/23/2019 06:47 PM
Southgate takes cue from Ferguson to manage pressure on young stars
England manager Gareth Southgate takes inspiration from Sir Alex Ferguson as he aims to get the best out of Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
03/23/2019 03:58 PM
McCarthy 'hated every minute' of Republic win over Gibraltar
Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy describes his side's 1-0 Euro 2020 qualifier victory away to Gibraltar as a "horrible game".
03/23/2019 04:29 PM
Watch: 'Costly mistakes' end Downie medal hopes
Great Britain's Ellie Downie falls during her uneven bars routine at the All-Around Gymnastics World Cup, ending her hopes of a medal in Birmingham.
03/23/2019 08:08 PM
Fury to fight Germany's unbeaten Schwarz in Las Vegas in June
Britain's former world champion Tyson Fury will face German heavyweight Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas on 15 June.
03/23/2019 07:48 PM
Ball control, time abroad, mental toughness: What does a future England player look like?
As England attempt to take the next step and win a major tournament, we look at some of the factors contributing to the success of their young players.
03/24/2019 03:50 AM
Golden State Warriors suffer worst defeat since 2007
Golden State Warriors suffer their worst defeat of the season, losing 126-91 at home to the Dallas Mavericks.
03/23/2019 01:27 PM
Premiership: Saracens beat Harlequins 27-20 at London Stadium
Premiership champions Saracens overturn an 11-point half-time deficit to beat local rivals Harlequins at London Stadium.
03/19/2019 08:33 PM
Can exercise reverse the ageing process?
It's not for everyone, but older athletes are pushing the limits of what the body can do as it ages.
03/18/2019 08:07 PM
Afghanistan: The children caught in conflict
Photographer Andrew Quilty captured stories of children affected by conflict in Afghanistan.
03/17/2019 08:40 PM
The 'Angel of Budapest' who saved Jews
Angel Sanz Briz is honoured by Israel for rescuing Jews in WW2, but not well known in his native Spain.
03/20/2019 03:22 PM
The 'controlled chaos' of raising sextuplets
We spoke to families with quintuplets and sextuplets to find out what it's like to raise multiple babies at once.
03/21/2019 10:08 PM
Influx of dog videos for terminally ill boy after Facebook post
Dog-loving Harvey Hawkins finds comfort in the funny films people are sending him of their pets.
03/15/2019 06:49 PM
Celebrity parents and the bizarre 'cheating' scandal
It is said to be biggest university admissions scam in US history. How did it all unfold?
03/17/2019 08:26 PM
A scandal in the Amazon - where pilots are forced to lie
Few landing strips in the Amazon have been registered, so pilots have to file fake flight plans - making it hard to find them if they go missing.
03/24/2019 02:18 AM
نوکیا: در ایران تجارت جدیدی نداریم
نوکیا در این گزارش سالانه که به ۲۰ F موسوم است خاطر نشان کرده است که سیاست‌های تجاری و قانونی که اتحادیه اروپا و دولت آمریکا در خصوص فعالیت و تجارت با ایران اتخاذ کرده‌اند، در آینده بسیار پیچیده‌تر از اکنون خواهد شد و این امر کسب و کار و فعالیت در ایران را برای نوکیا دشوار تر خواهد کرد.
با ۲۱ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه فناوری های نو
لینک مستقیم
03/24/2019 12:45 AM
واکنش ماکرون به سقوط داعش: یک تهدید بزرگ برای فرانسه از میان برداشته شد
امانوئل ماکرون، رئیس جمهوری فرانسه روز شنبه ٣ فروردین/ ٢٣ مارس، از خبر سقوط خلافت خودخوانده دولت اسلامی (داعش) استقبال کرد و گفت که «یک تهدید بزرگ برای کشور ما از میان برداشته شد»؛ با این وجود، امانوئل ماکرون گفت: «تهدید کماکان وجود دارد و مبارزه با گروه‌های جهادگرا باید ادامه داشته باشد».
با ۲۷ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه آش شله قلمکار
لینک مستقیم
03/24/2019 12:20 AM
مناف هاشمی استاندار گلستان برکنار شد / تنها اقدام مثبت دولت در سیل شمال کشور!
جهانگیری، معاون اول رئیس جمهور ضمن انتقاد شدید از غیبت مناف هاشمی استاندار گلستان در سیل اخیر او را برکنار کرد
با ۲۹ امتیاز و ۱ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه سیاسی
لینک مستقیم
03/24/2019 12:06 AM
ظریف بی غیرت هم سلطنت طلب شد! بسوزد پدر این سیاست - رقابت با ترامپ برای حفاظت از یهودیان!
ظریف در پاسخ به ادعای همتای آمریکیش که گفته " خدا ترامپ را برای حفاظت از اسرائیل در برابر ایران رسانده , اینچنین توییت کرده که " این پادشاهان ایرانی بودند که از یهودیان محافظت کردند ! بعد هم گفته درود بر شاهان ایرانی و اگه باز هم مجادله پیش بره میگه : مرگ بر روحانیت و خامنه ای قرمساق ! ها ها ها
با ۳۰ امتیاز و ۴ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه اسلام ناب پشمکی
لینک مستقیم
03/24/2019 12:01 AM
تهدیدات نوروزی خامنه ای ؛ تحریمهای سنگین دوباره ایالات متحده
بلافاصله پس از حرف ها و تهدیدات پوشالی علی خامنه ای ، ایالات متحده یکسری تحریمهای سنگین ی بر صنایع نظامی فرقه تبهکار تحمیل کرد که نشان دهنده نظارت دقیق این کشور بر تحرکات غیر قانونی تبهکاران در ایران است …
با ۳۱ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه جامعه و سیاست روز ایران
لینک مستقیم
03/23/2019 11:59 PM
نامزدی «جو بایدن» در انتخابات ریاست‌جمهوری ۲۰۲۰ آمریکا
یک روزنامه آمریکایی در گزارشی اعلام کرد که معاون اوباما از طرفداران خود خواسته است تا برای تامین هزینه مورد نیاز در کارزار انتخاباتی سال ۲۰۲۰ به او کمک کنند.
با ۳۲ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه ایالات متحده آمریکا USA
لینک مستقیم
03/23/2019 11:55 PM
بهایی بودن جرم نیست/ محمد مقیمی
هم وطنان بهایی از هرگونه فعالیت سیاسی پرهیز نموده و اساساً از سال ۱۳۶۲ جامعه بهایی در ایران دارای هیچ تشکیلاتی نیست. بنابراین، اموری مانند فعالیت سیاسی و تبلیغ بهاییت هم از سوی آنان امکان پذیر نیست. ایشان بنابر اعتقادات مشترک و دوستی که میانشان وجود دارد، با یکدیگر رفت و آمد دارند و بنابر قانون و اصول مسلم حقوق، به مسایل مربوط به “احوال شخصیه” جامعه خود رسیدگی می کنند.
با ۲۶ امتیاز و ۱ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه سیاسی
لینک مستقیم
03/23/2019 11:53 PM
گریز خامنه ای بحران ساز، از مسئولیت عواقب بحران، مصاحبه رادیو عصر جدید با آقای بنی صدر
در چه تاریخی یک ملتی تا این حد و خاروذلیل شده بودکه اینجور سرنوشتش در اختیار دیگران باشد. شما بجای مراجعه به آمریکا و اروپا باید به مردم ایران مراجعه کنید ، این مردم ایران هستند که باید تصمیم بگیرند که انرژی اتمی میخواهند یا نه، بمب اتم میخواهند یانمی خواهند آقای خامنه ای میگوید که اروپا در عمل از برجام خارج شده، خوب شما آقای خامنه ای قبل از اینکه برجام امضاءبشود، ۲۴ ساعت قبل آن تمام این خطوط اصلی توافق نامه را ما اعلام کردیم بعد هم معلوم شد که توافقنامه عین همان است که ما گفتم بعد هم آن توافقنامه را تحلیل کردیم و توضیح دادیم که بنابر آن ایران ۱۰۵ تعهد پذیرفته و طرف مقابل هیچ تعهدی نپذیرفته، آنجا این هشدار را دادیم که اگر آمریکا از این قرارداد رفت بیرون و تحریمها را از نو برقرار کرد شما هیچی در دست ندارید، شما هم تعهد سپردید و هم کشور را گرفتار تحریم کردید، خوب گوش شما ناشنوا بود که نشنیدید این هشدار را ما بارها هم تکرار کردیم، مگر شما نگفتید که اگر آنها برجام را پاره کنند ما آتش خواهیم زد حالا که خودتان می گویید که اروپا هم عملا از برجام بیرون رفته خوب پس چرا آتش نمیزنید؟... ، جمعه ۲ فروردین ۱۳۹۸
با ۳۴ امتیاز و ۲ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه جامعه و سیاست روز ایران
لینک مستقیم
03/23/2019 11:41 PM
نیروهای دموکراتیک سوریه، پیروزی نهایی بر داعش را اعلام کرد
ساعاتی پس از اینکه پایان کار داعش توسط دونالد ترامپ، رئیس‌جمهوری آمریکا اعلام شد، نیروهای دموکراتیک سوریه نیز اعلام کرد که در آخرین نبرد علیه داعش به پیروزی دست یافته است. این در حالی است که پیشتر گزارش‌هایی مبنی بر ادامه درگیری‌ها با داعش بعد از اعلام رئیس‌جمهوری آمریکا منتشر شده بود. به گفته گروه‌هایی که بر درگیری‌ها در سوریه نظارت می‌کنند، بعد از کنفرانس خبری رئیس‌جمهوری آمریکا در روز جمعه، نیروهای دموکراتیک سوریه همچنان در حال نبرد با گروه داعش بودند. همزمان هواپیماهای آمریکایی نیز به بمباران محل و حمایت از نیروهای دموکراتیک سوریه که اکثرشان از کردهای این کشور هستند، ادامه دادند. اما در نهایت مصطفی بالی از مقام‌های نیروهای دموکراتیک سوریه، صبح شنبه در توییتر اعلام کرد که گروه داعش تمامی مناطق تحت کنترل خود را از دست داده و کاملا شکست خورده است.
با ۳۴ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه جامعه و سیاست روز ایران
لینک مستقیم
03/23/2019 11:30 PM
ویدیو : دیسکوی دمشق در پایتخت - رقص پسران و دختران ( مدافعان حرم یا دیسکو ؟ )
دیسکوی دمشق در پایتخت سوریە! ایرانیان فریب خوردەای کە بە خیال خود برای حفاظت از حرم امامان شیعە کشتە شدند، برای بقای حکومت بعثی سوریە و تداوم این شرایط برای خودیھای اسد فدا شدند. صرف میلیاردھا دلار از جیب مردم ایران ھم بماند. خیانتھای جمھوری اسلامی بە مردم ایران فراتر از تصور است. حججی سرش رفت که حجاب نرود ؟
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03/23/2019 11:26 PM
مزدور علی خامنه ای یعنی فلاحت‌پیشه گفت :مجلس عملا جایگاهی در سیاست خارجی کشور ندارد
رئیس کمیسیون امنیت ملی مجلس که مزدور علی خامنه ای است ،می‌گوید مجلس ایران در رابطه با سیاست خارجی کشور در حاشیه قرار گرفته است. سخن این نماینده واکنش است به انتقاد علی خامنه‌ای از کم‌کاری مجلس در برابر کنگره آمریکا. حشمت‌الله فلاحت‌پیشه، رئیس کمیسیون امنیت ملی و سیاست خارجی مجلس، با استقبال از سخنان آیت‌الله خامنه‌ای در مشهد می‌‌گوید مجلس شورای اسلامی در سیاست خارجی در حاشیه قرار گرفته و دولت و وزارت خارجه و شورای عالی امنیت ملی به درخواست‌های مجلس برای نشست و تدبیر مشترک درباره موضوع‌های مهم سیاست خارجی پاسخی نمی‌دهند. علی خامنه‌ای روز پنج‌شنبه، اول فروردین (۲۱ مارس) در مشهد گفت: «کنگره در دو سال گذشته، ۲۲۶ طرح و لایحه علیه جمهوری اسلامی ارائه و یا تصویب کرده است که البته باید از مجلس خودمان هم گلایه و سوال بکنیم که مجلس شورای اسلامی تاکنون چند طرح و یا لایحه علیه خباثت‌های امریکا ارائه یا تصویب کرده فلاحت‌پیشه به خبرگزاری دولتی "ایرنا" گفت: «یکی از گلایه‌های ما در مجلس این است که در حاشیه سیاست خارجی کشور قرار گرفته‌ایم و عملا جایی برای مجلس تعریف نمی‌شود.»
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03/23/2019 10:58 PM
برنامه کاوه آهنگر: آیا رژیم ایران وارد سال تعیین تکلیف شده است؟
با نگاهی به وضعیت سیاسی، اقتصادی و اجتماعی ایران در سالی که گذشت، همچنین چشم انداز تحولات بین المللی و منطقه ای در ارتباط با ایران، دکتر کورش عرفانی در تحلیل خود به پیش بینی شرایط رژیم در سال پیش رو می پردازند. و این که آیا رژیم در این سال می تواند همچنان قدرت خود را حفظ کند و یا این که به مرحله تعیین تکلیف رسیده است؟ رسانه مردمی دیدگاه را حمایت کرده و برنامه های آن را به دیگر هموطنان معرفی نمایید برنامه کاوه آهنگر ۲ فروردین ۹۸ - ۲۲ مارس ۲۰۱۹ - کورش عرفانی فایل صوتی کم حجم این برنامه در کانال ساندکلاود دیدگاه در دسترس است https://soundcloud.com/didgahtv/vywo5... دیدگاه، رسانه ای شهروندی و در خدمت دگرگونی در ایران است، آن را به هموطنان معرفی کنید Website: http://www.didgah.tv عکس ها و ویدیوهای خود از اعتراضات اجتماعی در ایران را به آدرس ایمیل زیر ارسال فرمایید bama@didgah.tv مشخصات شبکه جهانی دیدگاه بر روی ماهواره «یاه ست» Yahsat, Freq:11766, Pol:Vertical, SR:27500, FEC:5/6 پخش زنده اینترنتی تلویزیون دیدگاه http://www.didgah.tv/پخش-زنده/ همیار ما برای ادامه و گسترش فعالیت های تلویزیون دیدگاه باشید http://www.didgah.tv/همیاری-مالی/ علاوه بر حمایت از کانال یوتیوبی تلویزیون دیدگاه و معرفی آن به دوستان خود، ما را در شبکه های اجتماعی و پیغام رسان های دیگر نیز دنبال کنید Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/didgahtv Twitter: https://twitter.com/DidgahTV Telegram: https://t.me/DidgahTV SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/didgahtv Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DidgahTV Facebook: https://bit.ly/2hglPJ0 WhatsApp: 001 818 448 2252
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03/23/2019 09:08 PM
سیل سین هشتم سفره همشهریانم در گنبد و ترکمن‌صحرا شد
یوسف قوجق از نویسندگان شناخته شده معاصر که از اهالی ترکمن صحرا نیز به شمار می‌رود در همین زمینه در صفحه شخصی خود در شبکه اجتماعی اینستاگرام نوشت: سیل سین هشتم سفره همشهریانم در گنبد و ترکمن‌صحرا شد. واژه‌ای پیدا نمی‌کنم تا وضعیت بد همشهریانم در روزهای سال نو را به درستی توصیف کند. ابراهیم حسن‌بیگی دیگر نویسنده نام‌آشنای معاصر نیز روز گذشته با انتشار یادداشتی انتقادی در شبکه‌های اجتماعی با یادآوری فاجعه سیل در ترکمن صحرا در ۵۳ سال پیش و بازخوانی نوع رسیدگی به مردم محروم و سیل‌زده در این منطقه خطاب به دولتمردان نوشت: ترکمن صحرا یک پارچه رفته است زیر آب. مردم در مضیقه‌اند و نگران. نگران هزاران هکتار زمینی که زیر کشت گندم و جو بودند. یعنی امسال ما یک سوم گندم کشور را از دست می‌دهیم. مردم ترکمن صحرا اما فعلاً دلشان می‌خواهد فعلاً چند لودر بیاید به صحرایشان و سد خاکی بزند تا سیل جان زن و بچه‌هایشان را نبرد. و این خواسته زیادی نیست. کاش رئیس جمهور می‌توانست با هلیکوپترش بیاید و گشتی در هوای ترکمن صحرا بزند و عمق فاجعه را از نزدیک ببیند. کاش رئیس جمهور با خودش چند لودر بیاورد. یادمان هم نرود که سیل زلزله نیست که نشود جلویش را گرفت. فقط یک جو بصیرت می‌خواهد…
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واسه عید نوروز یه تغییراتی به خونه دادیم
در هرصورت تشریف بیارید خوشحال میشیم
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03/23/2019 09:08 PM
۲۰ تصویر از افراد مشهور که جلوی دوربین " دست به چیز " شدن و بعضی ها هم چنگ به چیز!
۲۰ تصویر از افراد مشهور که جلوی دوربین " دست به چیز " شدن و بعضی ها هم چنگ به چیز! و در حال نشون دادن!...
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03/23/2019 09:08 PM
تصاویری از آماده شدن داوطلبان " ملکه زیبایی روسیه " سال 2019 ( تصویری)
تصاویری از آماده شدن داوطلبان " ملکه زیبایی روسیه " سال 2019
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03/23/2019 09:07 PM
آقای مولر! لطفا یک نسخه از گزارش تان را برای سایبری های بالاترین هم بفرستید
عرضم بحضور شما از روزی که ترامپ وارد کاخ سفید شد توی بالاترین یکی دو تا نابغه در امور کائنات داریم که استاد طالع بینی در امور ترامپ هستند و یک لحظه رمل و اسطرلاب از دستشان نمی افته و مرتب استیضاح و زندانی شدن و سپس اعدام ترامپ را بجرم مخالفت با نظام مقدس آخوندی را دقیقا پیشگویی کرده و هنوز هم از رو نرفته روی حرف خودشان هستند و میگویند: بالاخره یه روزی ترامپ از کاخ سفید میره! الان نزدیک دو سال است که بازرس مولر دارد روی احتمال دخالت روسیه در انتخابات امریکا کار میکند و بیش از سی میلیون دلار هزینه روی دست امریکایی ها گذاشته و در نهایت معلوم شد که پیروزی ترامپ در انتخابات ارتباطی به دخالت روسیه نداشته. حالا برویم نظر یکی از این نوابغ سایبری بالاترین را با هم بخوانیم: "ترامپ در ماه ژانویه که مجلس جدید تشکیل بشه، فورا استیضاح میشه و بعد هم اگر استعفاء نکنه، دادگاهها بخاطر قانون شکنی های متعدد میوفتند به جانش، حتی اگر سنا او را از ریاست جمهوری بر ندارد. خلاصه، سال 2019 سال خوبی برایش نخواهد بود." نمیگم این نظر کدام کاربر است. خودتان حدس بزنید!
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03/23/2019 09:05 PM
ای حسن روحانی، خاک بر فرق سرت با این شادباش گفتنت به مناسبت "نوروز علوی"!-عبید سن حوزانی
من نمی دانم این مسئولین ما، کی می خواهند از خوردن ضدمافوق این مسلمانان و عرب ها دست بردارند؟ یکی باید به این حسن کلید بدبخت؛ دروغگو؛ حقه باز؛ بیسواد، چاپلوس،ضد ملی و ضد مردم ایران، با کوبیدن دوبامبی به سر پوکش حالی کند که آخه ای "دوسرقاف" بی وطن تو خبر داری که چه فاصله ای هست بین دوره جمشید و نوروز باستانی ما با زمانی که اسلام در شبه جزیره عربستان متولد شد؟ ای خنگ الله هرگز ازخود پرسیده ای که چرا نوروز را باستانی می خوانند و به کوری چشم تو و بزرگترت درباره آن میگویند"نوروز پیروز است"؟ برای آنکه حتا غزالی هم نتوانست لطمه ای به آن بزند. حیا نمی کنی با این حرفهایت؟ تو اگر به اندازه یک شاگرد مکانیکی هم شعور داشتی هرگز نوروز باستانی ما را "نوروز علوی" نمی خواندی. ای مردک ابله، چرا نوروز ما "نوروز علوی" شد و از کی؟ به قول ناپلئون، آنچه تمامی ندارد، خریت و بی شعوری افرادی مثل روحانی است که ایران و ملت ایران و فرهنگ باستانی آن را نادیده گرفته و هنوز تلاش دارد از ماتحت مسلمان های تجاوز گر که مملکت مارا به آن روز درآوردند و به خواهرمادر من و تو و ازجمله همین حسن کلید تجاوز کردند و بعد هم آنها را به صورت کنیز و برده برده در بازار مدینه به فروش رساندند دست بردارد. حسن تو حیا نمی کنی؟ مردم کشورهای تازه به دوران رسیده از هیچ و پوچ برای خود تاریخ قلابی میسازند، آنوقت تو نامرد بی شعور تاریخ چند هزار ساله نوروز مارا به اسلام و علی وصل میکنی؟ خاک برسر آن دانشگاهی که به تو دکترای قلابی داد. ای حسن امین چرا با جور کردن این دکترای قلابی برای حسن کلید، خودت را بدنام کردی؟
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03/23/2019 09:05 PM
دنیا جهانبخت دختر معروف اینستاگرام با اندام پر و جذاب /عکس
نمای خیره کننده دنیا جهانبخت با بیکینی کنار ساحل دنیا جهانبخت متولد 30 آبان 1368 در تهران، چهره اینستاگرامی است.
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03/23/2019 09:05 PM
مردی که از همسرش طلب بخشش میکنه در دادگاه طلاق / شیکاگو سال ۱۹۴۸
مردی که از همسرش طلب بخشش میکنه در دادگاه طلاق / شیکاگو سال ۱۹۴۸
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03/23/2019 09:05 PM
دانلود کتاب «خاطرات آلت تناسلی ۱۰۰ مرد»
کتاب « واقعیت لخت مردانگی» دفترچه اعترافات ۱۰۰ عضو تناسلی است که خانم نویسنده و عکاس لورا دادزورث منتشر کرده است
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03/23/2019 09:04 PM
بچه که آرومه، یکی بیاد بابا رو از بازی جدا کنه
وقتی بابا بیشتر از بچه اهل بازی باشه
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03/23/2019 09:04 PM
شهر «آستانه» به «نورسلطان» تغییر نام داد
با تصویب پارلمان قزاقستان، پایتخت این کشور یعنی شهر آستانه به «نورسلطان» تغییر نام داد.
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03/23/2019 09:02 PM
نرخ دلار در سال ۹۸ تا کجا می رود؟
تلاش‌های بانک مرکزی و همتی برای کاهش نرخ دلار و رساندن آن به کانال ۱۱ هزار تومان بی‌نتیجه ماند و دلار در آخرین روز اسفند ماه سال ۹۷ در کانال ۱۳ هزار تومان بسته شد. دلار در روزهای آغازین سال ۹۸ چه روندی را طی خواهد کرد؟
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03/23/2019 09:02 PM
دنی بویل خروجش از جیمز باند را شرم‌آور خواند
دنی بویل تایید کرد که مشاجره بر سر تغییر فیلمنامه نویس فیلم دلیل او برای ترک آخرین قسمت «جیمز باند» شده است.....
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03/23/2019 09:02 PM
جشن نوروزی سازمان عفو بین‌الملل در بروکسل به یاد زندانیان سیاسی ایران
جشن نوروزی سازمان عفو بین‌الملل، روز جمعه ۲۲ مارس، در مقابل سفارت ایران در بروکسل، پایتخت بلژیک، به یاد زندانیان سیاسی ایران برگزار شد.
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03/23/2019 09:02 PM
وقتی با خانمت میری خرید عید
طاقت بیار دلاور
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03/23/2019 09:02 PM
واکنش اردوغان به اظهارات اخیر ترامپ درباره جولان
رییس جمهوری ترکیه با اشاره به توئیت اخیر دونالد ترامپ، رییس جمهور آمریکا در حمایت از اسراییل گفت: اجازه مشروعیت بخشی به اشغال بلندی‌های جولان توسط اسراییل را نمی‌دهیم.
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03/23/2019 09:02 PM
سیل گلستان :‌ محملی برای سواستفاده از رنج مردم
هر سال همین موقع استان گلستان دچار سیل می شود و هر سال همین موقع ستاد حوادث غیر مترقبه وجود ندارد. استان دار نیست و فرماندار به بیماری نعوذ دائم دچار است. حسن روحانی هم که هر سال همین موقع در حال جت اسکی سواری در کیش است. در روزهای اول حادثه مردم به هم کمک می کنند و بعد از سه روز سرو کله سپاه پیدا می شود و تیتر خبرها چنین است : سپاه در حال ارسال نان بربری به مناطق سیل زده سپاه در حال نجات مورچه ها سپاه در حال خشک کردن دیوار خانه ها با آفتاب این درحالی است که سپاه هنوز خانه های مردم که در زلزله و سیل قبلی صدمه دیدند را نساخته است. به نظرم سپاه به جای سو استفاده از رنج مردم کارش را بدون حرف مفت زدن انجام دهد بهتر است. در ضمن همه می دانیم ه نه سپاه نه دولت هیچ کدام نمی توانند برای صدمه دیده ها هزینه کنند. سیستم ملایی هم که کارش فقط گرفتن وجوهات شرعی است و دست بده ندارد. پس بهتر است از کشورهای دیگر کمک گرفت تا مردم زیاد رنج نکشند.
با ۲۱ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه جامعه و سیاست روز ایران
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03/23/2019 09:02 PM
گرانترین و ارزانترین شهر‌های دنیا برای زندگی در سال ۲۰۱۹
بر اساس گزارش اکونومیست قرار گرفتن پاریس در صدر این فهرست چندان عجیب هم نیست، زیرا این شهر از سال ۲۰۰۳ تاکنون همواره جزو ده شهر گران دنیا بوده است. با اینحال پرش شش رتبه‌ای این شهر در صدر فهرست شهر‌های گران‌قیمت «قابل تامل» است.
با ۳۲ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه آش شله قلمکار
لینک مستقیم
03/24/2019 01:43 AM
China refuses to concede on U.S. demands to ease curbs on tech firms: FT
Ahead of fresh high-level trade talks this week, China is not conceding to U.S. demands to ease curbs on technology companies, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing three people briefed on the discussions.

03/23/2019 07:45 PM
U.S. airlines visit Boeing as FAA awaits 737 MAX upgrades
Teams from the three U.S. airlines that own 737 MAX jets headed to Boeing Co's factory in Renton, Washington, to review a software upgrade on Saturday, as U.S. regulators prepared to receive and review the fixes in coming weeks.

03/23/2019 04:30 PM
Turkish watchdogs to probe JP Morgan after lira plunge
Turkey's banking watchdog said it had launched an investigation into JP Morgan and other banks over complaints it received after the lira plunged more than 4 percent and the main share index fell sharply on Friday.

03/23/2019 01:46 PM
Ex-Autonomy CEO Lynch denies new U.S. charges against him
British entrepreneur Mike Lynch vigorously denies new U.S. criminal charges against him, his spokesman said on Saturday ahead of a court case over the sale of his firm Autonomy which will begin in London next week.

03/23/2019 01:09 PM
U.S.'s Lighthizer, Mnuchin to travel to China for trade talks: White House
United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for the latest round of high-level trade talks scheduled to start on March 28, the White House said in a statement on Saturday.

03/23/2019 11:21 AM
Indian state open for talks with Uber rival Ola over ban
The southern Indian state of Karnataka kept the door open on Saturday to talks with local ride-hailing service Ola to avoid a ban that could help rival Uber build market share.

03/23/2019 05:16 AM
Citi fires eight Hong Kong traders after review finds misconduct: sources
Citigroup Inc has fired eight bankers and suspended three others from its equities trading desk in Hong Kong after an internal probe revealed misconduct in their dealings with clients, people with knowledge of the matter said.

03/23/2019 02:58 AM
Apple's Cook to China: keep opening for sake of global economy
Apple chief executive Tim Cook nudged China on Saturday to open up and said the future would depend on global collaboration, as the United States and China remained locked in a bitter trade dispute.

03/23/2019 02:11 AM
AT&T, Viacom continue contract negotiations past deadline
MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and other Viacom Inc channels were still available on AT&T Inc's DirecTV satellite TV service on early Saturday morning as the companies continued to hash out a new carriage contract.

03/22/2019 11:50 PM
U.S. airlines sending teams to review Boeing 737 MAX upgrade this weekend
The three U.S. airlines that own Boeing Co's 737 MAX are meeting the U.S. manufacturer this weekend to review a software upgrade for the jet that has suffered two fatal crashes in five months, officials from the airlines told Reuters.

03/22/2019 10:52 PM
Philip Morris says Canadian unit RBH granted creditor protection
Philip Morris International Inc on Friday said its Canadian unit, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc (RBH), was granted creditor protection, following a tobacco class action ruling in Quebec this month.

03/22/2019 08:39 PM
Autonomy founder Lynch set for $5 billion Hewlett-Packard court showdown
Mike Lynch, once hailed as Britain's answer to Bill Gates, faces Hewlett-Packard (HP) in London's High Court on Monday in a multi-billion dollar showdown over the U.S. technology company's 2011 purchase of the Autonomy software business he founded.

03/22/2019 08:32 PM
Wall Street Week Ahead: Doubts increase that first quarter will be earnings low point
As Wall Street braces for what may be the first U.S. profit decline since 2016, investors say the first quarter may not mark the low point for 2019 earnings.

03/22/2019 08:30 PM
Take Five: Take it easy, central banks - World markets themes for the week ahead
Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them.

03/22/2019 07:58 PM
Viacom, AT&T negotiations weigh on possible CBS tie-up: sources
Viacom Inc's bitter contract renewal talks with AT&T Inc's DirecTV that could see the blackout of MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central by midnight Friday are weighing on a possible tie-up of CBS and Viacom, sources familiar with the discussions said.

03/22/2019 07:03 PM
Image sharing website Pinterest files for IPO
Pinterest Inc, the owner of the image search website known for the food and fashion photos that its users post, filed for an initial public offering with U.S. regulators on Friday, looking to tap into a red-hot market for new stock offerings.

03/22/2019 07:00 PM
Musk's lawyers call tweet in SEC's contempt bid 'not material'
Elon Musk's lawyers said that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission failed to satisfy its heavy burden of showing that the Tesla Inc chief executive should be held in contempt, and the tweet prompting its contempt motion was both proper and "not material."

03/22/2019 06:24 PM
U.S. lawmaker seeks Boeing whistleblowers, some MAX 737 orders in jeopardy
A U.S. lawmaker on Friday urged current or former Boeing Co and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees to come forward with any information about the certification program for the 737 MAX, which has suffered two fatal crashes in five months.

03/22/2019 06:19 PM
Allergan promises independent board chair in next leadership change
Allergan Plc plans to elect an independent board chairman, starting with the next leadership transition, the Botox maker said on Friday, as the drugmaker responds to calls from hedge fund Appaloosa LP to separate the roles of chairman and chief executive officer.

03/22/2019 05:58 PM
Wall Street tumbles on global economic slowdown fears
Wall Street stocks sold off sharply on Friday, with all three major U.S. stock indexes posting their biggest one-day percentage declines since Jan. 3, as weak factory data from the United States and Europe led to an inversion of U.S. Treasury yields, fueling fears of a global economic downturn.

03/23/2019 11:27 PM
'Overwatch' endorsements reduced toxic behavior by 40 percent
Blizzard has been waging a war against toxic players for a while, but how is it faring, exactly? Quite well, it seems. The company's Natasha Miller has revealed that the number of matches with "negative behavior" has dropped 40 percent since the ad...

03/23/2019 10:09 PM
Honda's big EV push now includes dirt bikes and scooters
Honda has shown an affinity for electric cars as of late, but what about the motorcycle crowd? Don't worry, you'll get your fix soon. The automaker has unveiled prototypes for both the CR Electric dirt bike (above) and the Benly Electric delivery s...

03/23/2019 08:38 PM
Updated 'Battlefield V' roadmap teases Pacific theater combat
Now that Battlefield V's long-promised battle royale mode is nearly here, how else are DICE and EA going to keep you interested? By moving the action halfway around the world, apparently. The developers have posted an updated roadmap teasing a fift...

03/23/2019 07:05 PM
Chrome 74 beta supports dark mode in Windows
Google has released the first beta version of Chrome 74, and it comes with support for Windows dark mode. You'll find that the browser will now automatically load its darker-colored theme if you've switched on "Dark" in the platform's settings. The m...

03/23/2019 05:29 PM
The latest 'Star Wars Battlefront II' mode mixes human and AI players
DICE and EA are determined to keep Star Wars Battlefront II fresh a year after the loot box fiasco effectively came to an end. They're releasing an update on March 26th that introduces Capital Supremacy, a Clone Wars-era mode that includes AI charac...

03/23/2019 04:03 PM
Canada's film board to release a documentary about Twitch streamers
An upcoming documentary might be able to answer some of the things you've been wanting to know about Twitch video game streamers, such as how they build their communities or earn money from the platform. The National Film Board of Canada and European...

03/23/2019 02:32 PM
Nokia says its phones sent data to China by mistake
Nokia phone brand owner HMD Global is understandably nervous about Finland investigating claims that its handsets send sensitive data to China, and it's trying to clear its name. The company said in a statement that it "mistakenly included" the devi...

03/23/2019 12:58 PM
Apple's rumored game service wouldn't include 'freemium' titles
It's now a little clearer how Apple's rumored game subscription service might work -- including what you wouldn't get. Bloomberg sources claim the service will bundle paid games (most likely the more popular ones) for a flat monthly rate, and would...

03/23/2019 11:30 AM
Upscaled: NVIDIA’s RTX ray tracing put to the test
Welcome to the first episode of our new explainer series, Upscaled. We're going to be examining the components and gadgets that are helping move technology forward, and in this first episode, we're looking at graphics cards.

03/23/2019 10:00 AM
This week in tech history: Android Wear, Twitter and Friendster
At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come -- that's what This Week in Tech History will do. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical tech news, a...

03/23/2019 08:37 AM
The Morning After: Preparing for Apple's 'show time' event
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! While we prepare for Apple's "show time" event -- check in with us live at 1 PM ET on March 25th -- it's time to look back at some of this week's highlight stories. Apple kept the news...

03/23/2019 04:58 AM
Tesla's in-car browser will be upgraded to Chromium
Tesla's in-car browser is pretty infamous for being wonky, so it didn't come as a surprise when someone told Elon Musk on Twitter that they wish it worked consistently. The CEO's response? Tesla is about to upgrade the in-car browser to Chromium, Goo...

03/23/2019 01:14 AM
GM will build a new Chevrolet EV at its Orion plant
GM has confirmed plans to build another electric vehicle at the same Orion Township, MI factory where it currently manufactures the Bolt, as well as test autonomous vehicles for Cruise. We don't have a name or potential release date for this next EV,...

03/22/2019 10:14 PM
'Neon Genesis Evangelion' comes to Netflix June 21st
Netflix's flood of content includes a significant anime push -- Ghost in the Shell, Ultraman -- and as part of that it's going to be the first streamer with Neon Genesis Evangelion on tap, worldwide. The classic series will go live on Netflix June 21...

03/22/2019 08:38 PM
Self-healing 3D-printed gel has a future in robots and medicine
Robots might be a little more appealing -- and more practical -- if they're not made of hard, cold metal or plastic, but of a softer material. Researcher at Brown University believe they've developed a new material that could be ideal for "soft robot...

03/22/2019 06:47 PM
Firefox finally takes fuller advantage of your iPad
Your choices for iPad-friendly web browsers just got ever-so-slightly larger. Mozilla has released an arguably overdue version of Firefox that aims to take better advantage of the iPad's extra screen real estate. It supports iOS' built-in split scr...

03/22/2019 05:14 PM
Beats' spin on the new AirPods could debut in April
Apple at long last has updated its AirPods, and subsidiary Beats may be set to expand its own product lineup with its first true wireless earbuds. CNET reports Beats will announce a fully wireless version of its Powerbeats next month.

03/22/2019 03:32 PM
Intel is ending development of its Compute Cards
Intel is halting development on its line of Compute Cards, according to a report from Tom's Hardware. The company will continue to sell its existing line of Compute Cards for the time being and will continue to offer support for the current generatio...

03/22/2019 03:10 PM
DC Universe celebrates Batman's birthday with free access March 30th
Batman is about to celebrate his 80th 'birthday' (his first appearance in Detective Comics) on March 30th, and DC Universe is using that as an opportunity to hand out more freebies. The service is providing free access to a wide swath of its Batman m...

03/22/2019 02:53 PM
MIT’s AI can train neural networks faster than ever before
In an effort "to democratize AI," researchers at MIT have found a way to use artificial intelligence to train machine-learning systems much more efficiently. Their hope is that the new time- and cost-saving algorithm will allow resource-strapped rese...

03/22/2019 02:25 PM
Samsung's US marketing lead quits following department investigation
Samsung's US marketing team is in the midst of turmoil, and that might include some high-profile casualties. Wall Street Journal sources claim that Samsung recently fired "several" workers in its American marketing division after an internal investi...

03/22/2019 02:02 PM
Researchers may have found a better way to make hydrogen for cars
While EVs have come a long way -- even Ford is making electric trucks -- they're still a far cry from perfect. One of the biggest complaints is that the batteries need to be plugged in and recharged, and even when they're charged, they have a limited...

03/22/2019 01:29 PM
Study claims AT&T's fake 5G is slower than other carrier's regular 4G
AT&T has been accused of slapping a 5G label on top of what is effectively still a 4G LTE network, and now there appears to be some evidence to support that theory. According to a study conducted by OpenSignal, AT&T's so-called 5G E network o...

03/22/2019 12:00 PM
The best coffee grinder
By Liz Clayton This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full mirrorless camera for beginners guid...

03/22/2019 11:41 AM
Remedy's creepy 'Control' arrives August 27th
Alan Wake and Max Payne studio Remedy Entertainment has revealed when its latest game, the mysterious, atmospheric Control, will arrive. It'll land on PS4, Xbox One and PC (through the Epic Games Store) August 27th.

03/23/2019 11:13 AM
After Mueller’s Exoneration of Trump, Full Disclosure

After Mueller’s Exoneration of Trump, Full DisclosureThe news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has closed his investigation without recommending criminal charges against President Trump is a relief. It is not a surprise.Nor is it a surprise that the news has Trump antagonists clamoring for full disclosure of the special counsel’s final report. Mind you, when skeptics of the Trump-Russia investigation asked what the criminal predicate for it was, and on what basis the Obama administration had decided to monitor the opposition party’s presidential campaign, we were admonished about the wages of disclosure -- the compromise of precious defense secrets, of deep-cover intelligence sources and methods. Why, to ask for such information was to be an insurrectionist seeking to destroy the FBI, the Justice Department, and the rule of law itself. Now, though, it’s only the uncharged president of the United States at issue, so disclose away!Well, if we’re going to have disclosure, fine. But let’s have full disclosure: Mueller’s report in addition to the FISA applications; the memoranda pertinent to the opening and continuation of the investigation; the testimony in secret hearings; the scope memorandum Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issued on August 2, 2017, after failing to cite a crime when he appointed Mueller -- let’s have all of it.As far as the special counsel’s report goes, because of the way the regulations work (at least when the Justice Department deigns to follow them), we now have Mueller’s bottom line, but not his reasoning and the underlying facts. It is the opposite of the Trump opposition’s preferred Roger Stone and George Papadopoulos scenario, where Mueller’s team spins pages and pages of “Gee, sure seems like a lot of almost-collusion here” before you flip to the end and find that there’s no case -- just a campaign hanger-on who lied to an investigator long after the imaginary espionage conspiracy occurred. At the moment, we just have Mueller’s conclusion: There is no basis to indict the president for a crime -- not collusion, not obstruction, not false statements. The collusion-peddlers, who took great umbrage at the suggestion that “VERIFIED” FISA surveillance-warrant applications should be disclosed, now demand Mueller’s full report so they can get to the familiar work of obscuring the bottom line and spinning the spin.As we’ve noted before, unlike Mueller, who needs a crime to indict, Congress does not need a crime to impeach. The media-Democrat alliance does not need a crime to inflate Mueller’s not-quite-so stories into treason. To keep this carnival rolling on for another year and a half, they just need fodder for the narrative -- which is so predictably morphing from the collusion narrative to the impeachment narrative to the campaign narrative.Since before Robert Mueller was appointed, I have been contending that there was no legal basis for the appointment of a special counsel because there was no evidence that the president had committed a crime. For nearly a year and a half, I’ve maintained that Mueller had nothing close to an actionable “collusion” case, that he had no prosecutable obstruction case, and that this exercise was an impeachment investigation geared more toward rendering Trump unelectable in 2020 than toward actually removing him from office.This was not to dismiss Russia’s provocations (which Democrats spent most of the Obama years ignoring, and -- when it comes to hacking -- which Obama himself spent the 2016 campaign mostly ignoring). It was always essential that the FBI use its counterintelligence authorities for their proper purpose -- to monitor and undermine foreign powers. It still is.But investigations targeting Americans for violating the law have to be premised on crime. Even FISA, which allows a court to authorize spying on an American citizen suspected of being an agent of a foreign power, requires the Justice Department and the FBI to show probable cause that the American is knowingly engaged in clandestine activity on behalf of the foreign power -- and that this clandestine activity is a probable violation of American criminal law. (See FISA, section 1801(b)(2) of Title 50, U.S. Code -- the definition of “agent of a foreign power” that applies to American citizens.)That is why, as we have repeatedly pointed out, “collusion” is a weasel word. “Collusion” is just association -- concerted activity that could be benign, sinister, or somewhere in between. It is not a crime to have relationships, even troubling ones, with Russians. Fortunately for the Clinton campaign, it is not a crime to attempt to gather opposition research from foreign sources -- even former British spies who purport to have Kremlin-connected sources. When Americans are involved, the only collusion that federal criminal and counterintelligence law trouble themselves over involves conspiracy (or its close cousin, aiding and abetting). There must be knowing complicity in a crime. If you don’t have a good-faith basis to believe a crime has been committed, you don’t have an investigation.Again, we were pointing that out before Mueller was appointed. In order to justify a special-counsel appointment, the regulations require two things: (1) the attorney general (or the deputy AG when, as here, the AG is recused) must be able to articulate the factual basis for a criminal investigation or prosecution; (2) that investigation or prosecution must create a conflict of interest so profound that the Justice Department cannot ethically conduct the investigation -- a lawyer must be brought in from outside the government. It is the alleged crime that determines what is to be investigated and whether there is a conflict.Here, the issue was solely the president. The Justice Department and FBI did not need a special counsel to conduct a counterintelligence investigation of Russia, or a criminal investigation of, say, Michael Flynn or Paul Manafort. Indeed, such investigations were underway before Mueller’s appointment. A special counsel would have been needed only for the president, on the rationale that the president cannot credibly be investigated by his own Justice Department. That is fine: The president is not above the law, and if there is evidence that he committed a crime, he should be investigated. But there has to be evidence that he committed a crime.There wasn’t. Even in his shocking public announcement that the FBI was investigating the Trump campaign for possible “coordination” in Russia’s election interference, former FBI director James Comey never actually accused the president of a crime. While privately assuring Trump that he was not a suspect, Comey publicly stated that the FBI was conducting a counterintelligence probe. You can believe, as I do, that this was a pretext for a criminal investigation that lacked a crime; but for present purposes, that’s irrelevant. The point is: There was no crime.In May 2017, in the wake of Trump’s firing of Comey (which acting FBI director Andrew McCabe wrongly concluded could be the basis for an obstruction investigation), Rosenstein appointed Mueller. But, again, no crime was cited (Rosenstein obviously knew better than McCabe). Perforce, there was no need for a special counsel. In the Justice Department, the FBI -- not a prosecutor -- conducts counterintelligence investigations. And there was palpably no conflict of interest requiring an outside lawyer. How could there be? There was no factual basis for a crime, and you can’t know whether there is a conflict unless you know what the suspected crime is. Plus, Mueller recruited his staff from the Justice Department’s top echelon, and later transferred cases he brought to Justice Department components; these actions would have been inappropriate if the Justice Department had actually been conflicted.There was no need for a special counsel. And there was no case -- again, obviously. Mueller never charged any Trump associate with any kind of espionage conspiracy. As we’ve pointed out repeatedly, when prosecutors have a conspiracy case, they induce the cooperating accomplice witnesses to plead guilty to the conspiracy and implicate the other conspirators at the time of the plea. Mueller, instead, pled his putative accomplices to process crimes of lying to investigators, and to massive fraud crimes that had nothing to do with Trump or Russia. No competent prosecutor builds a case that way -- and Mueller is an exceptionally competent prosecutor.Moreover, wholly apart from Mueller’s evidence-based decision not to accuse Trump associates of complicity in Russia’s election interference, there are also Mueller’s two indictments of Russian operatives -- the hacking and troll-farm cases. These charges not only fail to suggest a conspiratorial link to the Trump campaign; they positively indicate that the Russian operatives neither needed nor wanted American partners. They wanted deniability. Their operations predated Trump’s entry into the campaign, and some of them were anti-Trump in nature.Did Putin want Trump to win the election? Who knows? But there is no reason to think Putin (unlike any other informed observer) believed Trump would win the election. What Russia was aiming for is what Russia is always aiming for: to sow discord in American society and make it more difficult for the American government to pursue American interests. In any event, Mueller’s Russia indictments, like his charges against Trump associates, appeared to preclude the possibility of a Trump-Kremlin conspiracy. If Mueller had suddenly found Trump guilty of “collusion,” his prior prosecutions would have been incomprehensible.And, to reiterate another oft-made point, a federal prosecutor cannot properly charge an obstruction case against the president based on lawful exercises of the chief executive’s constitutional prerogatives. To be sure, a president may be cited for obstruction based on acts that the Constitution does not endorse and that corruptly tamper with evidence or witnesses. But because prosecutorial power is executive in nature, a president -- like a prosecutor -- is permitted by the Constitution to take actions that negatively affect an investigation. A president is permitted to weigh in on the merits of an investigation; he may fire the investigators (including the FBI director); he may issue pardons.Clearly, these powers can be abused, and if they are, Congress may impeach the president. But it is not the place of a prosecutor, an inferior federal officer, to second-guess the chief executive’s exercise of executive discretion just because the inferior officer suspects improper motivation. The president should suffer politically for inappropriately insinuating himself in law-enforcement activities; but it is not a crime for him to do so.Finally, unlike criminal investigations, which are conducted to vindicate the rule of law in judicial proceedings and which should be insulated from politics, counterintelligence investigations are done strictly for the president -- to assist him in carrying out his national-security duties. If a president were to shut down a counterintelligence investigation -- which Trump has never done in connection with Russia, even after the FBI director publicly portrayed Trump’s campaign as a suspected collaborator -- that could not be an obstruction crime, even if it were a reckless decision. It is the politically accountable president, not the administrative state, who determines the nation’s intelligence needs.In sum, we have endured a two-year ordeal in which the president of the United States was forced to govern under a cloud of suspicion -- suspicion of being a traitor, of scheming with a foreign adversary to steal an election. This happened because the Obama administration -- which opened the probe of the Trump campaign, and which opted to use foreign counterintelligence spying powers rather than give Trump a defensive briefing about suspected Russian infiltration of his campaign -- methodically forced its suspicions about Trump into the public domain.It is not just that FISA warrants were sought on the basis of the Steele dossier, an uncorroborated Clinton-campaign opposition-research screed that the Obama Justice Department and FBI well knew was being peddled to the media at the same time. There was a patently premeditated stream of intelligence leaks depicting a corrupt Trump-Russia arrangement.After Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election, Obama, after doing virtually nothing about Russian aggression for most of eight years, suddenly made a show of issuing sanctions, seizing Russian assets, and expelling Russian operatives. He then rushed the completion of an intelligence assessment that would ordinarily have taken months to complete, so that it would be issued on his watch; and presto: The public was told not only that Russia interfered in the campaign, but that Russia did so because Putin was trying to get Trump elected. (Of course, the public was not told that Obama had known what Russia was doing during the campaign, but concluded it was too trivial to warrant a response; and the public was not reminded that, just days before the election -- when Russia’s perfidy was well known to the Obama administration -- both Obama and Hillary Clinton chastised Trump for daring to suggest that an American presidential election could be rigged.)The intelligence assessment provided Obama’s intelligence agencies with a pretext to brief President-elect Trump on the Steele dossier. That, in turn, gave the media -- previously skittish about the dossier’s sensational, unverified allegations -- exactly the news hook they needed to publish it. Weeks later, as the FBI continued relying on the unverified Steele dossier in FISA-warrant applications, the FBI director, in public testimony, not only disclosed the existence of a classified counterintelligence investigation but gratuitously added that Trump’s campaign was a subject of the probe and that an assessment would be made of whether any crimes were committed -- signaling to the world that Trump was a suspect in what would be, if proved, one of the most heinous crimes in American history. Then, finally, more leaks to the media triggered the appointment of a special counsel in the absence of actual evidence that the president had committed a crime.You want disclosure? Me too. But let’s see all of it. Not just Mueller’s report. Let’s see everything: all of the memoranda relevant to the opening of the investigation, all of the testimony at closed hearings, all of the FISA-warrant applications, all of Rosenstein’s scope memo. (A year ago, I surmised that scope memo is redacted because it relies on the Steele dossier -- as did the FISA-warrant application Rosenstein had approved just a few weeks earlier; anyone want to bet me on that?)If a victorious Democratic nominee had been subjected to such an investigation, there would never have been a special counsel, but we would already have chapter and verse on every investigative action. If we’re going to have accountability, let’s have complete accountability.



03/23/2019 01:08 AM
New Zealand reopens mosques that were attacked; many 'march for love'

New Zealand reopens mosques that were attacked; many 'march for love'At the Al Noor mosque, where more than 40 of the victims were killed by a suspected white supremacist, prayers resumed with armed police on site, but no graphic reminders of the mass shooting, New Zealand's worst. Aden Diriye, who lost his 3-year-old son, Mucad Ibrahim, in the attack, came back to the mosque with his friends. Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, who visited the Al Noor mosque, said the attack assailed human dignity.



03/23/2019 06:09 PM
Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for monthsST. LOUIS (AP) — Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary.



03/22/2019 01:20 PM
JetBlue pilots who drugged and raped flight attendants continued working for airline without repercussion, lawsuit says

JetBlue pilots who drugged and raped flight attendants continued working for airline without repercussion, lawsuit saysThree female flight attendants claim they were drugged and two of them raped by two JetBlue pilots during a layover in Puerto Rico, a new lawsuit filed this week in New York federal court has claimed. At least one of the female flight attendants said she was forced to work with one of the accused pilots after the alleged rape. After making their way to a beach in Puerto Rico near the hotel they were staying during their layover in May of last year, the women were offered sips from one of the flight attendant’s alcoholic beverages.



03/22/2019 07:05 PM
School shooting survivor stricken by 'survivor's guilt' takes own life

School shooting survivor stricken by 'survivor's guilt' takes own lifeA teenager who survived the Parkland school shooting in Florida has killed herself while struggling with survivors' guilt, local media reported Friday. Sydney Aiello, 19, was a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas last February 14 when a former student opened fire with a semiautomatic weapon, killing 14 students and three staff members. Among the dead were two of Aiello's best friends, Meadow Pollack and Joaquin Oliver.



03/22/2019 02:15 PM
2020 Vision: Is Biden-Abrams the ticket for Democrats?

2020 Vision: Is Biden-Abrams the ticket for Democrats?As the former vice president bides his time, current Democratic candidates stake out policy positions.



03/23/2019 05:46 PM
Wild videos show cruise ship chaos as rough seas prompt an evacuation

Wild videos show cruise ship chaos as rough seas prompt an evacuationIncredible videos shared on Twitter are showing the wild rough seas that have led to the evacuation of 1,300 people from a cruise ship off the coast of Norway. The ship, Viking Cruise's "Viking Sky," sent a distress signal Saturday afternoon local time, reporting "engine problems in bad weather," according to CNN. And videos from both inside the cruise ship and from the shore show how bad the seas are. The BBC reports that at least one of the ship's engines was successfully restarted, enabling the Viking Sky to move a bit further from the rocky shore. Not surprisingly, the BBC also notes, "The area is known as the Hustadvika and is reportedly one of the most dangerous stretches of Norway's coast."SEE ALSO: El Niño has arrived. What does that mean for weather in 2019?Multiple ships and helicopters are taking part in the evacuation; the Joint Rescue Centre for Southern Norway shared video of the rescue to YouTube.To complicate matters, a cargo ship with nine people on board hit the same rough waters as the Viking Sky and some of the rescue helicopters had to be diverted for assistance.> Cargo ship w / 9 persons onbord went down close to VikingSky . Rescue helicopter sent to save crew. pic.twitter.com/Ebu0TIhlIE> > -- Tore (@potifar66) March 23, 2019A member of the rescue crew told Reuters that eight people had suffered minor injuries and that the rescue attempt will take a while, continuing into the night and maybe even into Sunday. Photos of passengers waiting for their turn at evacuation also hit social media. > Passenger on board VikingSky Crew is doing a good job. Evacuation is slow. Seas rough. One muster station had a door blow in, injure pax and flood. Moved to midship pic.twitter.com/ndvEaJew8L> > -- David Hernandez (@oxman78) March 23, 2019Mashable reached out to Viking Cruises for a statement and updates on the ongoing rescue and received the following message in response:The statement also added that anyone with questions or concerns about specific guests aboard the Viking Sky can find more information right here. WATCH: Pedal across the ocean surface with this breezy board



03/23/2019 01:35 PM
Catholic priest stabbed while celebrating mass in Canada

Catholic priest stabbed while celebrating mass in CanadaA Catholic priest in Canada is recovering from stab wounds he suffered when he was attacked while celebrating mass.



03/22/2019 10:04 AM
Priyanka Chopra Jonas laughs off rumored beef with Duchess Meghan

Priyanka Chopra Jonas laughs off rumored beef with Duchess Meghan"Are the rumors true that you were upset that Meghan Markle skipped your wedding to Nick Jonas?" a bold caller asked Priyanka Chopra Jonas.



03/22/2019 09:36 PM
Subpoenas, sentencings and Stone: What will become of the special counsel’s unfinished business?

Subpoenas, sentencings and Stone: What will become of the special counsel’s unfinished business?The Mueller probe’s formal end leaves questions about several ongoing legal proceedings, including the prosecution of Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Donald Trump.



03/22/2019 08:38 AM
Women All Over New Zealand Wore Headscarves in Solidarity With the Christchurch Victims

Women All Over New Zealand Wore Headscarves in Solidarity With the Christchurch VictimsWomen across New Zealand are wearing headscarves on in a show of support for the Muslim community after shootings at two mosques left 50 dead.



03/22/2019 07:18 PM
Missouri River flooding forces evacuation of 7,500 from waterfront city

Missouri River flooding forces evacuation of 7,500 from waterfront cityRecord floodwaters that submerged vast stretches of Nebraska and Iowa farmland along America's longest river reached a new crest on Friday at the waterfront city of St. Joseph, Missouri, forcing chaotic evacuations of thousands from low-lying areas. With emergency sirens blaring as the Missouri River rose to the top of the three-story-high levee wall in St. Joseph, about 55 miles (88 km) north of Kansas City, Missouri, sheriff's deputies rushed door-to-door urging residents to flee to higher ground.



03/23/2019 02:59 PM
Legendary Israeli Mossad agent Rafi Eitan dies at 92

Legendary Israeli Mossad agent Rafi Eitan dies at 92JERUSALEM (AP) — Rafi Eitan, a legendary Israeli Mossad spy who led the capture of Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann, died Saturday. He was 92.



03/23/2019 07:28 PM
Some remains of Guatemala volcano victims unidentified: official

Some remains of Guatemala volcano victims unidentified: officialGuatemalan investigators have been unable to identify about 110 pieces of remains from victims of a volcanic eruption that killed 202 people and left 229 missing last June, a forensic official said Saturday. After months of testing, which included sending some samples abroad, about 110 remains cannot be identified, said the head of the National Forensic Sciences Office, Fanuel Garcia. "We have all of them and we are holding on to them, awaiting a time to carry out a collective burial," he said of the unidentified remains.



03/23/2019 01:16 PM
The fight is not over, but Daesh no longer has land to call their own

The fight is not over, but Daesh no longer has land to call their ownOn Saturday we marked a turning point in our fight against the Daesh fanatics with the liberation of the last vestiges of land held under their brutal rule. At one point these barbaric extremists controlled territory roughly the size of the United Kingdom and had advanced to within a few miles of the gates of Baghdad. But in the last few days they have been rooted out of their last enclave along the Euphrates and their so-called caliphate destroyed. I pay tribute to all our Armed Forces and allies who have helped fight Daesh. They have hunted down this nihilistic death-cult night and day. Our RAF Tornados, Typhoons, and Reaper have struck almost 2,000 times – eliminating terrorists, overwhelming their headquarters and cutting off their supplies. It is fitting that Tornado is ending its illustrious career with this achievement. There is the work of others which should not go unrecognised. The crews who tirelessly flew our Reaper drones. Last month I announced they will now receive the Operation Shader medal, without clasp. This is the first time our Reaper crews have received such recognition. Our troops on the ground have – as part of the Coalition – also helped train some 90,000 Iraqis in everything from bridge-building to defusing bombs. We also pay tribute to the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Peshmerga and the Iraqi security forces who sustained heavy casualties to liberate 7.7 million people from Daesh’s tyranny. Those British nationals who turned their back on our country to fight for Daesh made a fatal mistake. They should expect to bear the full force of the law for their actions in the country where they have committed crimes. So today we mark a major milestone but we also count the cost. Mercifully, there have been very few deaths of British and allied personnel and hostages. But we feel each one of those very keenly. Our sympathies go to their families and friends for their loss. They did not die in vain. Their bravery is to be commended for ensuring the UK’s national security by tackling this threat. No-one will ever forget the damage and destruction wrought by Daesh’s barbarism. Their frenzy of violence has left behind a trail of destruction: innocents sold into slavery, thousands dead, millions displaced and some of the world’s greatest cultural treasures sacked. It was imperative that we acted. But we cannot say this fight is over. The terrorists are as much an evil ideology as a geographical entity. We’ve always known that cutting off one head of the snake could lead to others springing up elsewhere. We’re painfully aware of the threat these extremists still pose whether to Iraq, the wider region or to our own shores. That’s why the next phase of our campaign is well underway. The UK is helping the Iraqis rebuild their homeland so they can remain free from Daesh. It is continuing to provide vital humanitarian aid in Syria where we have already committed more than £2.7 billion. And it is continuing to champion a political settlement which, ultimately, will be the only way to achieve lasting peace in the region But, above all, it means continuing to do everything in our power, alongside the Global Coalition against Daesh, to check the spread of insurgency and draw the sting from its poisonous ideology. As I said to RUSI recently, a Global Britain must to be ready to intervene, using all the hard power at our disposal to defend the international rules-based system. And we are well placed to do that. Our Armed Forces will remain deployed in the region, to provide continuing assistance to the Syrian Democratic Forces and the Iraqi security forces against any attempt by Daesh to re-establish an active presence.  We have world-class F35 stealth fighters, we have an aircraft carrier that is the most powerful surface vessel ever to leave our shores and new sophisticated equipment coming into play. Not only will we fight this evil ideology on land but in the cyber sphere where the UK heads the Global Coalition Communications Cell, working to reduce the impact of Daesh’s ability to use propaganda to recruit, inspire and incite supporters.  None of this will be easy. Daesh is the evil of our generation and we must be prepared to stay the course. In the past five years, our Armed Forces, alongside our allies have turned the tide. Daesh no longer has land to call their own. But we will not rest until the danger they pose to our people is ended once and for all.



03/22/2019 07:33 PM
Tour the 2019 AD Apartment

Tour the 2019 AD Apartment



03/22/2019 06:24 PM
U.S. lawmaker seeks Boeing whistleblowers, some MAX 737 orders in jeopardy

U.S. lawmaker seeks Boeing whistleblowers, some MAX 737 orders in jeopardyBoeing and the FAA are under global regulatory scrutiny over software and training on the signature aircraft. Boeing risked losing a $6 billion order for the jet on Friday, its first since the world's entire fleet was grounded last week. American Airlines pilots were preparing to test Boeing's planned software upgrade for an anti-stall system on MAX simulators this weekend, saying they want their own safety guarantees on the software fix.



03/22/2019 02:47 PM
Strengthen Your Retirement Security in 7 Steps

Strengthen Your Retirement Security in 7 StepsRetirement security is the ability to live a comfortable retirement without the burden of financial stress. Early planning is the best way to ensure a financially secure retirement, but not everyone has the luxury of time to prepare. The financial decisions you make in the years approaching retirement will have a significant impact on your retirement security.



03/23/2019 10:42 PM
Waiting for the Mueller report: Justice Department will not reveal conclusions of Russia inquiry on Saturday

Waiting for the Mueller report: Justice Department will not reveal conclusions of Russia inquiry on SaturdayThe "principal conclusions" of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on President Trump and Russian election interference will not reach Congress Saturday.



03/22/2019 10:34 PM
The Latest: DA disagrees with verdict, respects process

The Latest: DA disagrees with verdict, respects processPITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local):



03/23/2019 12:29 PM
Africa cyclone death toll surges past 600, 'worst yet to come'

Africa cyclone death toll surges past 600, 'worst yet to come'The death toll from a powerful cyclone that pummelled swathes of southern African countries, flooding thousands of square kilometres, on Saturday surged past 600 as diseases stalked tens of thousands of survivors. At least 417 people have died in Mozambique, according to government, bringing to 676 the total deaths when combined with those from neighbouring Zimbabwe. Cyclone Idai smashed into the coast of central Mozambique on Friday last week, unleashing hurricane-force winds and rains that flooded the hinterland and drenched eastern Zimbabwe leaving a trail of destruction.



03/22/2019 02:11 PM
Ram Rebel TRX Pickup Spied, Likely to Get the Supercharged Hellcat V-8

Ram Rebel TRX Pickup Spied, Likely to Get the Supercharged Hellcat V-8Looks like the Ford F-150 Raptor isn't going to have the sandbox to itself anymore.



03/23/2019 11:50 AM
Lakers G Ball fires family friend after $1.5M goes missing

Lakers G Ball fires family friend after $1.5M goes missingLos Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball said he no longer is working with a family friend after $1.5 million from Ball's personal and business bank accounts apparently remains missing. The second-year player told ESPN that the man, Alan Foster, "used his access to my business and personal finances to enrich himself. Foster owns 16.3 percent of the family's Big Baller Brand and also has managed the family companies.



03/22/2019 04:37 PM
Jared Kushner 'used WhatsApp to contact foreign leaders,' Democrats claim

Jared Kushner 'used WhatsApp to contact foreign leaders,' Democrats claimJared Kushnerused WhatsApp to communicate with foreign leaders, Democrats have claimed. Using the encrypted messaging service for government duties could violate a law banning White House officials from employing non-official electronic messaging accounts. Elijah Cummings, Democrat chairman of the House oversight committee, asked the White House to provide information on whether Mr Kushner, a senior adviser to the president, had used WhatsApp to communicate sensitive or classified details. Mr Cummings suggestions were based on comments made to the committee by Abbe Lowell, Mr Kushner's lawyer. However, Mr Lowell later said the committee chairman's characterisation of what he said was "not completely accurate". Mr Lowell denied saying that Mr Kushner had been communicating with foreign "leaders" or "officials". He said Mr Kushner had many friends abroad and that he only used the messaging service to talk to "some people". Mr Cummings also suggested that Ivanka Trump - the president's daughter and Mr Kushner's wife - had continued to use a personal email account while a White House adviser, which would violate the Presidential Records Act. But Mr Lowell denied having told the committee that the president's daughter was doing that. He indicated that she "always forwards official business to her White House account". Donald Trump said he knew nothing about Mr Kushner's use of WhatsApp. He said: "I know nothing about it. I've never heard that, I've never heard about it." In the 2016 presidential campaign Mr Trump railed against Hillary Clinton, his Democrat opponent, over her use of a private email server while she was serving as secretary of state. Mr Kushner's communications, particularly with foreign leaders, have been under scrutiny and officials have previously raised questions over whether he should be given a top-secret security clearance.



03/22/2019 07:05 PM
Nobody knows if NASA’s OSIRIS-REx can pull off its daring asteroid-sampling maneuver

Nobody knows if NASA’s OSIRIS-REx can pull off its daring asteroid-sampling maneuverNASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft first arrived at the large space rock known as Bennu late last year, and it's spent the first few months of 2019 observing its new space companion and teaching NASA more about the rock's surface. Unfortunately for NASA engineers, the asteroid's surface is nothing like what they assumed it would be, and that poses a serious challenge going forward.The OSIRIS-REx mission includes multiple objectives, with the first being the successful insertion of the spacecraft into orbit around the rock itself. NASA nailed it and things seemed to be great, or at least until scientists got a good look at Bennu's surface. As Sky & Telescope reports, it has complicated matters greatly.With limited capability to observe the asteroid from Earth or in-flight towards the rock, scientists believed the asteroid would be fairly smooth. A smooth surface would make the spacecraft's final maneuver -- and up-close-and-personal sample retrieval -- a lot less risky, but that's not what Bennu had in store.Bennu is, to put it simply, an absolute mess. The asteroid is covered in debris of all sizes, ranging from dust and small rocks to massive boulders and everything in between. This poses a massive challenge for sample collection since the spacecraft will have to avoid obstacles as it inches its way towards the space rock's surface.The plan has always been for OSIRIS-REx to remain in orbit around Bennu for around a year, making observations of its surface and relaying data and images back to its handlers on Earth. However, with its rubble-covered surface now posing a threat to its most anticipated action, NASA will need to work diligently to find a safe place on the asteroid for the spacecraft to gather a sample before leaving Bennu and returning home. It they can pull it off, it'll be a monumental achievement.



03/23/2019 06:00 AM
2019 BMW X7 Is Luxurious, Large, and In Charge

2019 BMW X7 Is Luxurious, Large, and In ChargeThe new 2019 BMW X7 is the German automaker’s first large three-row luxury SUV. Until now, the only BMW that offered three rows was the X5, which has a very small optional seat that's barely fit ...



03/22/2019 04:08 PM
Markets Right Now: Stocks, yields drop on growth worries

Markets Right Now: Stocks, yields drop on growth worriesNEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):



03/22/2019 06:00 AM
World united in condemnation of Trump over call to recognise Israel’s claim to Golan Heights

World united in condemnation of Trump over call to recognise Israel’s claim to Golan HeightsGermany and France have led a global backlash against Donald Trump after he said it was time to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights. Iran, Turkey and Russia joined European powers in sharply criticising the US president, while Syria vowed to recover the area using “all available means”. Mr Trump took many – including the Israeli government – by surprise on Thursday when he tweeted his backing for Israel’s claim over the territory, marking a dramatic shift in policy over the status of an area captured in the 1967 Middle East war.



03/23/2019 02:45 PM
'Hope that man never sleeps': Mom of black teen Antwon Rose slams white police officer's acquittal in son's killing

'Hope that man never sleeps': Mom of black teen Antwon Rose slams white police officer's acquittal in son's killingThe mother of an unarmed black teen who was fatally shot by a white police officer vowed to keep fighting for justice after the officer's acquittal.



03/23/2019 01:57 AM
China factory blast death toll jumps to 64, man rescued after 40 hours

China factory blast death toll jumps to 64, man rescued after 40 hoursThe death toll in a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 64 Saturday but rescuers found a survivor among more than two dozen still missing in the debris of one of the country's worst industrial accidents in recent years. Thursday's explosion in the eastern city of Yancheng injured hundreds and flattened an industrial park. The local fire brigade pulled a man in his 40s from the rubble of the destroyed chemical plant around dawn on Saturday, according to a statement on the city government's official Weibo account.



03/22/2019 02:12 PM
Mom Fights for Justice After Daughter Claimed She Was Sexually Assaulted at Elementary School

Mom Fights for Justice After Daughter Claimed She Was Sexually Assaulted at Elementary SchoolWhen it comes to fighting for her daughter`s safety, one Virginia mother says she`s taking matters into her own hands after school administrators didn`t do enough in her student`s alleged sexual assault.



03/22/2019 09:27 AM
View Photos of the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison

View Photos of the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison



03/22/2019 06:29 AM
Afghan suicide bomber hits family, kills one, injures four

Afghan suicide bomber hits family, kills one, injures fourA suicide bomber on Friday killed one person and injured four, all members of the same family, in an attack in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, police said. The explosion in the village of Chinar took place during celebrations of the new year festival, Nowruz, with media saying the family were on their way to a party. Friday's attack comes after six people were killed and 23 wounded in several explosions the previous day during Nowruz celebrations in Kabul, the capital.



03/22/2019 06:53 PM
Facebook Is Accused of Knowing Cambridge Mined Its User Data

Facebook Is Accused of Knowing Cambridge Mined Its User DataD.C. Assistant Deputy Attorney General Jimmy Rock made the claim while arguing against the social network’s bid to dismiss the district’s consumer protection lawsuit against it. District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine sued Facebook in December, accusing it of allowing Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan to gain access to the personal information of some 70 million Americans, 340,000 of whom live in the capital.



03/22/2019 06:50 AM
A preview of everything Apple may announce at its upcoming March 25th event

A preview of everything Apple may announce at its upcoming March 25th eventEvery year, Apple holds two big events that tend to dominate the tech news cycle for weeks on end. Of course, there's WWDC, Apple's annual developer conference which takes place every June. And last but not least, there's Apple's annual iPhone event where we see the latest and greatest in Apple hardware. For years, these were the two major Apple events to keep tabs on, even though the company would sporadically sprinkle in a few iPad or Mac oriented hardware events along the way.Fast forward to 2019 and the tech landscape has shifted dramatically. These days, the smartphone market is arguably saturated with impressive devices that aren't all that different from one another. Sure, some of the foldable phones we've seen are intriguing, but they hardly seem like polished products ready to revolutionize the industry. With that said, Apple is decidedly preparing for a life beyond the iPhone. While iPhone sales aren't going to evaporate, it's no secret that year-over-year sales have been trending downward. In light of that, Apple -- a company always in search of new revenue streams -- is poised to embrace the world of services; which brings us, of course, to Apple's forthcoming media event on Monday, March 25.Set to take place this Monday at 10 AM Pacific Time at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Apple is expected to unveil two brand new services to accompany the company's increasingly popular Apple Music streaming service. There have been a number of scattered rumors regarding Apple's upcoming services, so we thought it was high time to sift past the noise and hone in on what we expect Apple to introduce at its upcoming media event.Without question, the most intriguing rumor surrounding Apple's media event centers on the company's plans in the TV space. Over the years, Apple has made no secret of its intention to make a splash in the TV space, with Tim Cook often noting -- rather vaguely -- that the company was intent to "keep pulling this string and see where it takes us."For a while, there were rumblings that Apple was going to release a TV service comprised of a skinny bundle of select cable channels. Ultimately, word surfaced that Apple abandoned this plan after failing to secure deals to make such a service viable.Instead, Apple a few years ago decided to invest a lot of money in developing and acquiring original content. As it stands now, Apple is currently working on rolling out more than two dozen original programs, though it's not entirely clear how Apple plans to make this content available to iOS users. From what we've gathered, Apple's originals will be provided to iOS users for free and will be released alongside a new subscription plan.While some previously speculated that Apple was aiming to take on streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, a recent report from Recode revealed that Apple's TV plans -- for the time being -- will be a lot less ambitious. Instead of rolling out a traditional streaming service, rumor has it that Apple will offer users a subscription bundle where they can sign up for multiple premium channels -- such as HBO and Showtime -- at a price point that would be less than the cost of signing up for each one individually. It remains to be see how many channels will be available as part of this new subscription offering, but it's worth noting that Netflix will not be apart of it.> Instead, Apple's main focus -- at least for now -- will be helping other people sell streaming video subscriptions and taking a cut of the transaction. Apple may also sell its own shows, at least as part of a bundle of other services. But for now, Apple's original shows and movies should be considered very expensive giveaways, not the core product.Interestingly, Apple's subscription ambitions extend beyond TV and also encompass magazines and newspapers.According to a number of credible reports which we've seen spring up over the past few months, Apple on Monday will introduce a news subscription service that will allow users to play a flat monthly fee and enjoy content from a number of publications, including The Wall Street Journal. Notably, some major publications refused to hop on board with Apple due to disagreements over revenue sharing. Specifically, The New York Times and The Washington Post will not be part of the subscription service. Rumor has it that Apple's news subscription service may be priced around $9 - $10 a month.The New York Times reported the following earlier in the month:> The service, described by some as a "Netflix for news," will offer access to a new paid tier of the Apple News app. Through that tier, readers will be able to consume articles from hundreds of participating magazines and news outlets. The app's free tier will still let people read a smattering of select articles from a wide variety of publishers.> > To persuade publishers to join the paid service, Apple executives have said the scale of Apple News, which is installed on every iPhone sold to consumers, could introduce millions of new customers to their content.Last, and definitely least, Apple on Monday may introduce a new Apple-branded credit card in association with Goldman Sachs. The card will reportedly be tightly integrated with Apple's Wallet app and may offer users unique rewards when purchasing Apple products and, perhaps, some appealing cashback terms.



03/22/2019 04:07 PM
Correction: Southern Flood Threat story

Correction: Southern Flood Threat storyIn a story March 21 about the U.S. flooding outlook, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a weather forecaster. He is Kevin Low, not Lao.



03/22/2019 08:11 AM
Wallenda high-wire plunge video released

Wallenda high-wire plunge video releasedThe Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has released video showing a 2017 high-wire accident that left five members of the famous Wallenda family injured. The performers were practicing an eight-person pyramid when they lost theIr balance. The accident is reportedly the subject of litigation by one of those who fell. Rough cut (no reporter narration).



03/22/2019 04:00 PM
American Jews, caught between Ilhan Omar and Donald Trump, are lost in a wilderness

American Jews, caught between Ilhan Omar and Donald Trump, are lost in a wildernessAnd where would American Jews turn then? The Jews he talks to are furious over Democrats’ inability to condemn Omar’s anti-Semitism. “The American Jewish community retains a very strong commitment to social justice.” “Frankly, I think they are anti-Jews.”



03/23/2019 03:58 PM
How gun laws in a dozen countries compare to New Zealand's new ban on semi-automatic weapons

How gun laws in a dozen countries compare to New Zealand's new ban on semi-automatic weaponsThe approach to gun laws in each of the 12 countries varies widely depending on whether owning a gun is considered a right or a privilege.



03/23/2019 06:03 AM
Apple's Tim Cook urges China to continue to open up its economy

Apple's Tim Cook urges China to continue to open up its economyApple chief executive Tim Cook on Saturday urged China to keep opening up its economy as local rivals bit into the profits of the US tech giant caught in the crosshairs of a trade spat between Beijing and Washington. "We have seen China continue to change and evolve... We encourage China to continue to open up," he said during a speech at the annual China Development Forum in Beijing on Saturday. Apple in January revealed that it took a hit in the "Greater China" region, where revenue plunged almost 27 percent in the most recent quarter.



03/22/2019 07:04 PM
FEMA Released Personal Info of 2.3 Million Hurricane and Wildfire Survivors, Watchdog Says

FEMA Released Personal Info of 2.3 Million Hurricane and Wildfire Survivors, Watchdog SaysPotentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft



03/22/2019 05:12 PM
Al Qaeda affiliate claims Mali army base attack

Al Qaeda affiliate claims Mali army base attackA Mali-based al Qaeda affiliate has claimed responsibility for an attack on an army base that killed 23 Malian soldiers last week, its media arm said in a statement on Friday, citing violence against Fulani herdsmen as the motive. Violence by Islamist militants has proliferated in the sparsely populated Sahel in recent years, with groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State using central and northern Mali as a launchpad for attacks across the region. Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) - an umbrella group for al Qaeda-linked militants in West Africa and the Maghreb - disrupted Mali's presidential election in July 2018, launched a spate of attacks in neighboring Burkina Faso and killed 10 Chadian peacekeepers in Mali earlier this year.



03/23/2019 11:22 AM
IRS Loosens Tax Penalty for Millions

IRS Loosens Tax Penalty for MillionsThe IRS said today that because of changes and confusion caused by the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it will penalize fewer taxpayers who didn't withhold enough federal taxes in 2018. Before the rul...



03/22/2019 06:00 AM
Facebook Stopped Bangladeshi Ad Farm Targeting Utah in Midterms

Facebook Stopped Bangladeshi Ad Farm Targeting Utah in MidtermsPolitical news in a Utah congressional district wasn’t coming from inside the U.S. -- a mismatch Facebook had tuned its software algorithms to detect. A data scientist in the election-monitoring center at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, inspected the activity manually and discovered, at 11:47 a.m., that the source spreading the content was an ad farm in Bangladesh. The slides, viewed by Bloomberg News, show in detail how Facebook has improved its process for rooting out bad actors using tactics similar to those Russian operatives used in 2016.



03/22/2019 05:29 PM
Midwest flooding costs increasing, with $1.6B damage in Iowa

Midwest flooding costs increasing, with $1.6B damage in IowaDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that recent flooding in the state has caused an estimated $1.6 billion in damage, pushing the total costs from the devastating Midwest flooding to at least $3 billion.



03/22/2019 06:30 AM
More Misconceptions about College

More Misconceptions about CollegeNow that we’ve all had a good airing of grievances about elite colleges and their attendant injustices, let’s get some perspective.While the numbers of high-school graduates heading off to college have increased in recent years, the percentages graduating with a four-year degree have not increased much. Many students, especially those who are the first in their families to attend college, drop out before receiving a degree. (They cannot drop out of student-loan payments, though.)Data from the Lumina Foundation show that among Americans aged 25–64, 52.4 percent have no more than a high-school diploma (though 15.4 percent of them attended college for a while). An additional 5.2 percent received a certificate of some kind, and 9.2 percent obtained an associate’s degree. What most people think of when you say “college” is a four-year institution. Only 21.1 percent received bachelor’s degrees, and another 12.2 percent also earned graduate degrees. Adding the last two categories brings the fraction of Americans with college or graduate degrees to just over one-third.While most of the conversation in the past week has focused on highly selective colleges such as Yale and Penn, it’s important to remember that only a small number of America’s colleges are selective. As FiveThirtyEight has reported, more than 75 percent of undergrads attend colleges that accept at least half of all applicants. The number who attend selective colleges -- i.e., schools that accept 25 percent or fewer — is just 4 percent. And the number who attend schools in the very top tier, colleges that reject 90 percent or more, can be counted on your fingers and toes. You can probably guess most of them. (Though not all. On this U.S. News list, Pomona College came in at No. 11, and the Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute came in first.) Less than 1 percent of college students attend these elite schools.Most students attend commuter schools, which tend to be community colleges. Even among those at four-year institutions, almost 25 percent attend part-time. Half of college students are also working, not getting plastered at frat parties.There’s a healthy debate in policy circles about whether our current cultural preoccupation with college for all is a good thing. Some people who are funneled toward college might be a better fit for vocational training, apprenticeships, or other life paths; and while there is no doubt about the association between college completion and higher income, there is uncertainty about the causal relationship.Rather than gnash our collective teeth about whether Jason or Jessica can get into MIT, we might want to focus on all students, those who are headed for college and those who are not. Every student in elementary and high school should be learning about the “success sequence.” The phrase was introduced by Isabel Sawhill and Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution and has lately been reinforced with a study by W. Bradford Wilcox and Wendy Wang of the Institute for Family Studies.What they’ve found is that students have it within their power to virtually guarantee a middle- or upper-class income if they follow three steps. Those three basics are 1) finish high school, 2) get a full-time job, and 3) get married before having children. Young people who follow all three steps have only a 3 percent likelihood of living in poverty when they reach young adulthood. Eighty-six percent of Millennials who put marriage first had incomes in the middle or upper third, compared with 53 percent who had children before marriage. The success sequence works for those born into poverty, too. Seventy-one percent of Millennials who grew up in the bottom third of the income distribution were in the middle or upper third by young adulthood if they followed the three steps. Among African Americans, 76 percent who followed the success sequence achieved the middle class or above, and among Hispanics, the percentage was 81 percent.With all of the emphasis on a tiny sliver of the top 1 percent of students, most young people can get the impression that they are doomed to a lesser life. In fact, avoiding a few pitfalls like dropping out of high school, having a baby out of wedlock, and failing to find employment is a ticket to success.There’s a bias among writer types to pay attention to Princeton and Columbia. But that’s not really where the action is in helping most Americans.© 2019 Creators.com



03/22/2019 06:25 AM
Donald Trump scraps North Korea sanctions 24 hours after his own administration announces move

Donald Trump scraps North Korea sanctions 24 hours after his own administration announces moveDonald Trump said on Friday that he would lift economic sanctions linked to North Korea which his own administration had announced just 24 hours earlier.  In a bizarre public about-turn, the US president tweeted that he would withdraw the sanctions despite two members of his cabinet endorsing them on Thursday.  His comment appeared to refer to the US Treasury’s action against two Chinese shipping companies who were punished for helping North Korea evade existing sanctions.  It was the first time fresh sanctions over North Korea had been imposed since Mr Trump and Kim Jong-un’s talks in Vietnam collapsed without a deal on denuclearisation last month.  Mr Trump tweeted: It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea. I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2019 The US president’s reference to “today” triggered confusion. No new action that matched the description was announced on Friday and it appeared he was actually discussing Thursday's move.  No detailed explanation was given for the change of heart. Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, said: “President Trump likes Chairman Kim and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary.” The about-turn was embarrassing given that both Steven Mnuchin, the US Treasury secretary, and John Bolton, the White House national security adviser, endorsed the sanctions on Thursday.   The renewed tension comes less than a month after Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un met in Hanoi Credit: White House Photo/Shealah Craighead/Handout   Mr Bolton, who is believed to have pushed for a tougher line on Pyongyang since joining the White House, had tweeted that the sanctions amounted to “important actions”.  Mr Mnuchin was quoted in a government press release saying: “Treasury will continue to enforce our sanctions, and we are making it explicitly clear that shipping companies employing deceptive tactics to mask illicit trade with North Korea expose themselves to great risk.” One possible cause for the change in US position was North Korea’s decision to pull out of an inter-Korean liaison office on Friday – a step back for dialogue with South Korea.  The move came a week after Choe Son-hui, Pyongyang’s vice foreign minister, threatened to pull out of nuclear negotiations with the US, citing a lack of American steps to match disarmament measures the North took last year.   The US has ramped up the pressure on North Korea by drafting additional sanctions Credit: ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images   Friday's withdrawal from the office, which was opened last September in the North Korean border city of Kaesong, represents a major setback for Moon Jae-in, the South’s president. He had been seeking improved relations with Pyongyang alongside the nuclear talks between the North and the US. Mr Moon's office said on Friday that his national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, had convened an emergency meeting of the National Security Council to discuss the withdrawal. The US Treasury’s initial announcement froze the US property and interests of two companies which it said “used deceptive practices” to help North Korea obtain oil and other goods banned under United Nations sanctions. Pyongyang has signalled its anger at the renewed pressure. On Thursday, an article in Rodong Sinmun, the mouthpiece of the Workers’ Party of Korea, said the nation would rather “starve or freeze to death” than give up its “self-esteem”.      Progress to convince North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons has stalled since two days of talks between Mr Trump and Kim were held in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, last month.  Despite upbeat comments from both leaders throughout the summit both sides hit an impasse, with Pyongyang insisting all sanctions imposed since 2016 were lifted in turn for the destruction of a key nuclear complex.



03/22/2019 04:01 PM
UPDATE 1-U.S. adds criminal charges against ex-Autonomy CEO Lynch

UPDATE 1-U.S. adds criminal charges against ex-Autonomy CEO LynchU.S. prosecutors on Friday added three new criminal charges to their indictment against British entrepreneur Mike Lynch related to the $11.1 billion sale of his software company Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard in 2011. Lynch faces a new charge of securities fraud, which carries a maximum prison term of 25 years, as well as additional charges of wire fraud and conspiracy in the 17-count indictment filed with the federal court in San Francisco.



03/22/2019 10:35 PM
Toxicologist denies manipulating studies in Monsanto damages proceedings

Toxicologist denies manipulating studies in Monsanto damages proceedingsA toxicologist from Roundup weedkiller manufacturer Monsanto denied Friday that she had influenced scientific studies to hide the dangers of the product, in the damages phase of a trial in California. One of the lawyers for the plaintiff -- a 70-year-old retiree with cancer -- asked Dr Donna Farmer to explain internal documents from Monsanto made public in 2017. Among other documents, a February 2015 email sent to Farmer by another senior Monsanto scientist refers to the technique of writing scientific articles and then paying recognized scientists -- presented as independent -- to sign them.



03/23/2019 03:24 AM
Family of slain boy visits Christchurch mosque as it reopens

Family of slain boy visits Christchurch mosque as it reopensCHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A Jordanian prince and the family of a slain 3-year-old boy and were among those who visited a New Zealand mosque Saturday when it reopened for the first time since a terrorist killed dozens of people there.