Tuesday, May 23, 2017

US airstrike in Mosul killed a large number of civilians, US commander

A high-ranking US commander has admitted that there was a “fair chance” that a coalition airstrike in western Mosul killed a large number of Iraqi civilians. ______ “We probably had a role in those casualties,” said Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend while talking to reporters on Tuesday. He...

US President Donald Trump congratulated US military for the successful application of a missile strike on Syrian airbase

US President Donald Trump congratulated on Saturday the US military with the successful application of a missile strike on Syrian airbase. "Congratulations to our great men and women in the military so that they are so well represented the interests of the United States and...

Brexit: UK signs letter that will formally begin the departure from the EU

Theresa May has signed the letter that will formally begin the UK's departure from the European Union. Giving official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, it will be delivered to European Council president Donald Tusk on Wednesday. ______ In a statement in the Commons, the...

British MPs aprove a bill empowering PM Theresa May to start negotiations on leaving the EU

British MPs overwhelmingly backed a bill on Wednesday empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start negotiations on leaving the European Union, bringing Brexit a significant step closer. ______ Members of the House of Commons voted by 494 votes to 122 for a law enabling May to...

Russia investigating attack on a underground train station as an “act of terror”

--- Video https://youtu.be/B1hY3RLvIaA Russia is investigating an attack on a underground train station as an "act of terror". Russia's Investigative Committee said it was investigating a suspected "act of terror" after a blast in the Saint Petersburg metro killed about 10 people and injured dozens. Interfax news agency...

50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world deposited on Arctic “doomsday” seed vault

Nearly 10 years after a "doomsday" seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world have been deposited in the world's largest repository built to safeguard against wars or natural disasters wiping out global food crops. ______ The...

Chaos inside St. Petersburg metro after explosion

--- Video https://youtu.be/qSApDirA-Bc Video shot by metro passengers in St. Petersburg, Russia on April 3 showed mangled train doors and some of the people injured by a deadly blast in the city's metro system.

WikiLeaks wants your climate change data – that Trump is ignoring

WikiLeaks wants your climate change data - that Trump is ignoring
In a post Wednesday, the secret leaking organization asked for data that might get swept under the rug by the President Donald Trump administration. ______ For scientists, the new presidency may signal a difficult period for research, especially as Trump continues to align himself with climate...

PANAMA PAPERS – Panama offshore data leak triggers probes

The biggest data leak ever, a trove of 11.5 million files, which shook the world in 2016, offering a glimpse into conspiracies, scandals, frauds and iffy offshore accounts of billionaires and celebrities, as well as 12 current and former global leaders, began with a...

Madonna tells Trump to ‘suck a d***’, on live TV during speech at Washington DC Women’s March

Madonna has spent her life dropping F-bombs both in her music and in her appearances. ______ And the 58-year-old Vogue singer was at it again on Saturday after she climbed on stage for the Women's March in Washington, DC after Ashley Judd and Scarlett Johansson delivered...

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