Luke R.

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The Latest: Report says Facebook security chief to leave

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Cambridge Analytica's use of Facebook data (all times local):<p>5:45 p.m.<p>The New York Times says Facebook's chief information security officer is leaving in August .<p>The newspaper, citing current and former employees it did not name, said Alex Stamos will leave after a …

Donald Trump

Moscow: UK's 'Hostile’ Actions Against Russia Aimed at Harming Bilateral Ties

London has submitted to Moscow a list of Russian diplomats who must leave the UK as personae non-grata, and Russia is preparing a mirror response, …

The Latest: Envoy denies Russia was behind attack on ex-spy

LONDON (AP) — The latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England (all times local):<p>11:35 p.m.<p>Russia's U.N. ambassador says "the only civilized way" of settling the issue of responsibility for the assassination attempt against a former Russian agent in England is a joint British-Russian …

Russia

Issues with the Freedom of Speech

Free speech is rapidly becoming an issue in universities across the country. And Edinburgh University has recently been labelled one of Britain’s …

THEATRE REVIEW: The Motherf**ker With The Hat

A certain string-vested philosopher from sunny Govan once remarked that we’re all teetering on the brink of a pint tumbler. The same can be said of …

Black Panther (2018)

The excitement and anticipation surrounding Black Panther since word got out of its release is understandable. Black Panther is not just a new Marvel …

Women in Syria ‘forced to trade sex for food by UN aid couriers’

SYRIAN women are being sexually exploited by men delivering aid for the United Nations and charities, it has been claimed.<p>Aid workers claimed the …

Putin shows new Russian nuclear weapons: 'It isn't a bluff'

MOSCOW (AP) — An underwater drone armed with a nuclear warhead powerful enough to sweep away coastal facilities and aircraft carriers.<p>A hypersonic vehicle impossible to intercept as it flies in a cloud of plasma "like a meteorite."<p>President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia has these new …

Russia

MUSIC REVIEW: Blue Madonna by BØRNS

Blue Madonna is the second album from Michigan artist, Garrett Clark Borns, better known by his stage name, Borns. With his androgynous good looks …

UN unanimously demands a 30-day cease-fire across Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria "without delay" to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.<p>U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock welcomed the vote saying: …

Middle East

I, Tonya (2018)

Stabbed by her mother and shot by her lover, it is little wonder that Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) is skating on thin ice. But rather than “fit in” …

Maryam Ghaffari and GotSoul Choir (Interview)

Maryam Ghaffari started GotSoul Choir (a charity registered in Scotland) in 2012. She was ‘between jobs’ and at a low ebb and her marriage was in …

The epic failure of our age: how the west let down Syria

The seven-year conflict has marked a tipping point in the balance of power between the US and Russia, and has triggered a strategic disaster whose ramifications are still playing out<p>It was a sunny morning on Saturday 31 August 2013 – Labor Day weekend in the US – when Barack Obama strolled into the …

Middle East

Oxfam Haiti prostitute claims: Chief executive denies 'cover-up'

<b>Oxfam's chief executive has denied there was any cover-up after it was revealed some of its aid workers used prostitutes in Haiti in 2011.</b><p>Mark Goldring said the UK-based charity was ashamed of what it had got wrong but had taken action and been proactive about going public on the matter.<p>At the …

United Kingdom

Israel strikes Syria, downs Iranian drone, as F-16 crashes

JERUSALEM (AP) — In its most serious engagement in neighboring Syria since fighting there began in 2011, Israel shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone Saturday and struck Iranian targets deep in Syria before one of its own jets was downed.<p>The sudden escalation offers what could be a harbinger of …

Middle East

Lebanon labels Israeli border wall an 'aggression'

NAQOURA, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon's top security body on Wednesday instructed the military to confront Israel if it goes ahead with plans to build a cement border wall along the country's boundary, labeling it as an "aggression" against its sovereignty.<p>The statement by the Higher Defense Council did …

Middle East

Clarification: Guatemala-Archaeology story

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — In a story Feb. 2, The Associated Press reported on the discovery that a Mayan settlement in Guatemala was much larger than thought. The Mayan Cultural and Natural Heritage Foundation that announced the discovery is more commonly known by its Spanish acronym, Pacunam.

Guatemala

US 'invested in a failed strategy' in Afghanistan

As US vows to fight the Taliban, experts and former diplomats say the US-led forces caught in a protracted conflict.<p>US President Donald Trump's decision to reject talks with the Taliban will only trigger more attacks and will only aggravate the war, a former Taliban member has said.<p>Following a …

AP finds evidence for graves, Rohingya massacre in Myanmar

BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — The faces of the men half-buried in the mass graves had been burned away by acid or blasted by bullets. Noor Kadir finally recognized his friends only by the colors of their shorts.<p>Kadir and 14 others, all Rohingya Muslims in the Myanmar village of Gu Dar …

Extremism

THEATRE REVIEW: The Lover

Separated by the barriers of age, class and race, it is little wonder that the clandestine relationship between a fifteen-year-old peasant girl of …

Wild Life Art by Ronnie B Goodwin

Ronnie B. Goodwin is an Actor, Director, Photographer, Cinematographer, Writer, and Editor. Known for his Award winning short films, 'Shooter', 'Fly …

Zama (2017)

by Igor Salutregi Gabiola<p>And the question is: how can a literature work be adapted into a film? This question was born almost at the same time Cinema …

Pentagon: Gag order on Afghan data was a mistake

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt reversal, the U.S. military on Tuesday said it made a mistake when it ordered an independent federal auditor to stop providing the public with information about U.S. war efforts in Afghanistan that help to measure how the 16-year-old stalemated war is going.<p>Just hours …

Afghanistan

Moscow police raid cinema showing Glasgow director's banned Stalin movie

Russian attendees had complained that the satire contained "ideological warfare" and "extremism".<p>The ban – the first ever of its kind in post-Soviet …

Russia

Welcome to Syria 2.0

The idea that Syria’s civil war is winding down has been repeated so often in recent months as to become a cliche. It has never been entirely …

Middle East

Coco (2017)

The streets are paved with gold. Not along the Mexican border where they will soon be blocked by Trump’s “bigly” wall to deter “bad hombres” from …

Toy Story

Brad's Status (2017)

“It’s stupid to compare lives,” ruminates former idealist turned jaded cynic Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) on the eve of accompanying his son Troy (Austin …

Nonprofits

All the Money in the World (2017)

“Everything has a price,” says billionaire oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty (Christoper Plummer stepping into the disgraced brogues of Kevin Spacey). “The …

Campervans

Digging into impact in journalism

Why not-for-profit journalism is all about the change now

Journalism

Spielberg hits with 'The Post'

As James Brown once hollered, “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”. Pale, male and stale to be more precise. And the woman who unexpectedly finds herself …

Tom Hanks