Tuesday, March 28, 2017

This is not who we are: Hillary Clinton over Trump’s executive order banning refugees

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Saturday tweeted in support of numerous protests that sprang up Saturday over President Trump's executive order banning many refugees and others from predominantly Muslim nations. ______ "I stand with the people gathered across the country tonight defending our values...

The South Pole Telescope – Extreme astronomy unlocks cosmic secrets

The South Pole Telescope - Extreme astronomy unlocks cosmic secrets
Extreme astronomy unlocks cosmic secrets from the South Pole - The South Pole Telescope is perfectly located to gaze deep into the universe, but it takes a hardy group of astronomers to live there over the winter. ______ Imagine doing astronomy where grease won't stay greasy, where...

Pentagon: US spent $11 billion on the fight against Daesh

The cost of eliminating Daesh almost doubled in 2016 as terrorist forces scrambled to hold onto remaining military and oil assets. ______ Operation Inherent Resolve costs American taxpayers about $12.5 million per day, according to the latest Pentagon data.Considering the US has led a coalition of...

US warship arrives in the sea near Yemen amid heightened tensions with Iran

The United States has deployed the Navy warship USS Cole to off the coast of Yemen amid heightened tensions with Iran, according to two American officials. _____ The guided-missile destroyer arrived in the surrounding area of the Bab al-Mandab Strait off southwestern Yemen where it will...

From DAVID BOWIE to GEORGE MICHAEL – 2016 begins and ends with icon music deaths

Pop superstar George Michael's death over the Christmas holidays caps one of the most tragic years in memory for the music world which mourned a steady stream of top names. ______ Here are some of the prominent musicians who died over the momentous year: -- DAVID BOWIE....

Israel endorse bill to legalise export of cannabis for medical use: government

Israeli ministers on Sunday endorsed a draft bill to legalise export of cannabis for approved medical use, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked's office said, without elaborating. ______ ISRAEL - Adoption by the ministerial committee on legislation, which meets outside the full cabinet, means that the draft will...

Record: Today we have the largest humanitarian crisis since the UN was founded in 1945

The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the United Nations was founded in 1945 with more than 20 million people in four countries facing starvation and famine, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Friday. ______ Stephen O'Brien told the U.N. Security Council that "without collective and...

Abuses appear “normal and allowed” in Myanmar: US official said

Abuses appear "normal and allowed" in Myanmar's response to an armed uprising by Rohingya Muslims, a senior U.S. official said in an interview, casting a pall over one of President Barack Obama's legacy foreign policy achievements. ______ Obama and his advisers have long held up the...

Satellite images show huge Manhattan-sized iceberg separating from Antarctica

Rising temperatures in the waters surrounding Antarctica have caused an enormous chunk of ice the size of Manhattan to break away, according to experts. ______ Satellite imagery from January shows a huge section of the Pine Island Glacier separating from the continent. Areas of Antarctic ice have...

France’s Marine Le Pen launched her presidential campaign with anti-EU message

France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen launched her presidential campaign on Saturday, hoping her anti-establishment message will carry her to power later this year. ______ Le Pen published a list of 144 "commitments" to the nation, which include pulling France out of the eurozone, imposing higher...

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