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Saudi Arabia And Russia Fire Back At Trump On Oil Prices

Last week, Donald Trump attacked the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in yet another extension of what has become a semi-regular war of words over oil prices.<p>He tweeted,<p>Rather than engaging Trump in a twitter battle, the Saudi oil minister, Khalid al-Falih, responded from …

Donald Trump

Brett Kavanaugh faces another allegation of sexual misconduct

Senate Democrats are investigating another allegation of sexual misconduct against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, this one …

Brett Kavanaugh

US considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.<p>Federal law already requires those seeking green cards to prove they will not be a burden — or "public …

Trump Administration

Steve Bannon: Italian experiment ‘will change global politics’

ROME — Italy is the “center of the political universe,” according to former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.<p>Speaking to POLITICO during a …

Steve Bannon

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani: US sympathizes with Iran regime change

Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, told members of Iran’s self-declared government in exile on Saturday the US sympathizes with their efforts to overthrow that country’s official government.<p>The former New York mayor spoke to members and supporters of the National Council of Resistance of …

Rudy Giuliani

Trump returns to the U.N. General Assembly, the kind of multilateral group he disdains. But he loves the stage - Los Angeles Times

President Trump made quite a splash at the annual United Nations gathering of world leaders last year.<p>From the podium of the cavernous General Assembly, he blasted North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man,” threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea, and warned of global peril from “loser …

Foreign Policy

Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to UN

North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "little rocket man" no more. President Donald Trump isn't a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard."<p>In the year since Trump's …

North Korea

Anti-Semitism Claims Haunt Corbyn's Conference Push for Power

For any U.K. party leader, the round of broadcast interviews on the first weekend of their annual conference is an opportunity to set the agenda and …

Anti-Semitism

China Premier Li says to reduce import-export costs, red tape

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will cut import and export costs for foreign firms, Premier Li Keqiang said in comments posted by the central government on Sunday, as the world's second largest economy looks to promote an image of being open for business.<p>The move comes as China is embroiled in a trade …

Intellectual Property

The share of the world in extreme poverty is shrinking

The share of the world living in extreme poverty continues to shrink, but at a much slower rate, according to a new report by the World Bank.<p><b>The big</b> …

World Bank

Russia and Iran, Military Allies, Are Fast Becoming Economic Rivals

Nations’ partnership in Syria is giving way to a competition that is exacerbating Tehran’s economic troubles<p>A military alliance between Russia and Iran to back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is giving way to an economic rivalry as Syria’s war winds down, a contest Moscow is leading.<p>The friction …

Bashar al-Assad

Russia: Israel provided false information regarding downing of Il-20

“The Israeli military either allowed criminal negligence or lacked professionalism."<p>><br>• ><p>A war jet flies above Syria near the Israeli Syrian border as …

News Industry

'Say no to China': Anger mounts in Zambia over Beijing's presence

LUSAKA (AFP) -<p>"China equals Hitler" said the sign held up in the Zambian capital Lusaka by a protester opposed to Beijing's tightening grip on the economy of the southern African nation.<p>The demonstrator, James Lukuku, who leads a small political party, was picked up by police and spent several …

China

A Grassroots Call to Ban Gerrymandering

Voters Not Politicians gathered an astounding 425,000 signatures in Michigan to secure a spot on the November ballot for a proposed constitutional amendment creating a citizens’ commission for redistricting.<p>LANSING, Michigan—Katie Fahey walks into the Grand Traverse Pie Company, blocks from the …

Voting

From reality TV to U.N., Trump to wield Security Council gavel

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - He has chaired board meetings, cabinet meetings and starred in a reality television show, but on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump will wield the gavel in the United Nations Security Council to denounce Iran for what his administration sees as its malign regional …

UN Security Council

Oman, Russia, Syria, Turkey Condemn Attack in Iran

Oman, Russia, Syria, and Turkey have condemned the attack on a military parade in Ahvaz, which killed and injured dozens, most of them from the …

Ahvaz

I Rewatched Anita Hill’s Testimony. So Much Has Changed. So Much Hasn’t.

Decades later—even after #MeToo—we are seeing again why it’s so hard for women to come forward.<p>Now, it might seem, is the golden age of female agency—a newly empowered era for women, or something approaching it, a time when cheeky porn stars taunt presidents on Twitter, fed-up movie actresses tell …

Civil Rights

Cosby sentencing is new milestone for #MeToo movement

(Reuters) - When a grainy video of standup comedian Hannibal Buress making a joke about Bill Cosby's rape allegations on an October night in 2014 went viral, the rallying cry of #MeToo was years away.<p>The men the movement would lay low were still at the height of their powers. That same evening, …

Me Too movement

The ‘bride price’ in China keeps rising. Some villages want to put a cap on it.

Th e new rule was taped onto doorways around town: Officials were limiting what a groom-to-be could pay for a bride.<p>The going rate was about $38,000, or five times the average annual salary in this village about four hours outside of Beijing. Now, families were told to keep it below $2,900.<p>Anything …

China

The silent Popes: Why Francis and Benedict won't answer the accusations dividing their church

<b>(CNN) —</b> One rarely leaves his monastery high on a hill in Vatican City. The other speaks freely -- too freely, critics say -- but has vowed silence on this matter, for now.<p>Two men, both clad in white, both called Holy Father, and now, both facing questions about a crucial facet of the Catholic …

Pope Francis

'Things are getting worse': economic collapse looms again in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe faces a deepening economic crisis as hopes fade of a new wave of international investment and aid following historic elections in July.<p>The poll, the first after the military takeover that led to the ousting of Robert Mugabe, was won by the ageing autocrat’s former righthand man, Emmerson …

Harare

Watergate prosecutor says Mueller has Trump cornered

<b>(AP/Getty/Salon)</b><p>Nicker Akerman calls Mueller’s indictments “prosecutorial masterpieces”<p>Cody Fenwick<p>September 23, 2018 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman argued in a Thursday op-ed for NBC News that special counsel Robert Mueller's work …

Donald Trump

US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration on Saturday proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.<p>Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and to prove they will not be a burden — or …

Trump Administration

Kavanaugh Was Supposed to Be a Midterm Boon for G.O.P. Not Anymore.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — No Republican Senate candidate has been as aggressive in using the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as a political weapon as Josh Hawley, the Missouri attorney general who is in an intensely tight race against Senator Claire McCaskill.<p>A former Supreme Court …

Donald Trump

100 years ago, US fought its deadliest battle in France

ROMAGNE-SOUS-MONTFAUCON, France (AP) — It was America's deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and more ammunition fired than in the whole of the Civil War. The Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918 was also a great American victory that helped bringing an end …

Remembrance Day

The key players in the push to purge Americans from voter rolls

J Christian Adams<p>Adams, 50, the president and general counsel of Pilf, is at the forefront of the rightwing push to purge large numbers of people off voter rolls. He was a core member of Donald Trump’s ill-fated commission on voter fraud, a panel of the country’s leading voter suppressors that …

Voter Fraud

China and Russia: new BFFs thanks to an insecure US

The involvement of Chinese troops and military hardware in Russia’s recent military exercises in the Russian Far East and Siberia – its largest …

China
Nutrition

Christian Right Leaders Want Senate to Ignore Assault Charges Against Kavanaugh

We are at a sensitive point in the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh where he has been charged with (and by no means …

Brett Kavanaugh

Steve Bannon, Trump's former strategist, calls for European nationalist revolution

ROME – Steve Bannon, one of the architects behind Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, set out his vision for a new European order Saturday at a rally in Rome, where he praised the populist government in Italy and predicted a new brand of conservative populism would spread across the …

Steve Bannon