Friday, May 26, 2017

Egypt bans 21 websites including Qatar-based Al Jazeera for ‘supporting terrorism’

Egypt has banned 21 websites including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television for "supporting terrorism", local media and security sources said on Wednesday. Reuters tried to access five websites named by local Egyptian newspapers and broadcasters, including the Al Jazeera website, and found...

Dinosaur tracks found in northeast China’s Jilin Province

Dinosaur tracks have been found in northeast China's Jilin Province, according to an announcement by scientists from China, the Republic of Korea and the United States. ______ The tracks were found on a rural mountain road in Longjing City in the Korean Autonomous Prefecture of Yanbian,...

Pope Francis says Vatican has a 2,000-case backlog in processing clerical sex abuse cases

Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that the Vatican has a 2,000-case backlog in processing clerical sex abuse cases and says criticism of the slow pace was justified. But he says more staff are being added and insists the Vatican is "on the right path." Francis was...

Climate change is going to make Earth’s oceans more acidic — Scientists

  Scientists predict that climate change is going to make Earth’s oceans more acidic, and that’s a problem for one important microorganism and all the species that depend on it to do its job. ______ Trichodesmium is a type of cyanobacteria that does something called nitrogen fixation...

While 100,000 people are dying of hunger, South Sudan’s gov. spending half its budget on weapons 

South Sudan’s government is spending at least half its budget on security and weapons while 100,000 people are dying of starvation as a result of famine caused mainly by an upsurge in government military operations, UN experts said in a new report. ______ The experts monitoring...

US military provocations risked triggering nuclear conflict — North Korea warned

North Korea's state-controlled media warned Tuesday that America's "military provocations" risked triggering nuclear conflict — with one newspaper claiming Kim Jong Un's regime was "waiting for the moment it will reduce the whole of the U.S. mainland to ruins." ______ The latest threat from North Korean state...

Syria safe zones closed to US coalition jets — Russia

Jets from the US-led coalition are barred from proposed safe zones in Syria set to be created under a deal inked by Russia, Iran and Turkey, Moscow’s envoy said Friday. ______ “In terms of their actions in the de-escalation zones then from this moment these zones...

German intelligence spied on for years Interpol — report

German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) for many years carried out surveillance of Interpol. This was reported by the weekly Der Spiegel. ______ According to the publication, in addition to the headquarters of Interpol in Lyon BND had spied at the latest in 2000 for employees of...

North Korea warns the US of a “super-mighty preemptive strike”

https://youtu.be/H8FraRtEqcc North Korea warned of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" on Thursday, while President Trump said we are "in very good shape" in the region. Former U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Chris Hill, joins "Red & Blue" to break down how the United States can convince China...

Russia not afraid of any country in the world, including China — Putin

Russia is not afraid of China as a competitor in the global economy, when cooperating with Beijing, Moscow accepts only what is good for it, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a press conference as part of the Belt and Road international economic forum...

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