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What to Know About Absher, Saudi Arabia's Controversial 'Woman-Tracking' App

What to Know About Absher, Saudi Arabia's Controversial 'Woman-Tracking' App Activists considered the app abusive since it allows women's movements to be tracked by their "male guardians". In order to travel , women must be granted permission through the app. Many Saudi women have pointed out that criticism of the app is somewhat misguided and should be directed at the guardianship system itself, not Absher, which simply provides an electronic way to navigate travel permi... [Full Article...]

Militants, civilians quit IS holdout in east Syria

Militants, civilians quit IS holdout in east Syria The implosion of the jihadist proto-state which once spanned swathes of Syria and neighboring Iraq has left Western nations grappling with how to handle citizens who left to join ISIS . After nearly five years, the battle to dismantle Isis' brutal "caliphate" is coming to an end in Baghuz, an unremarkable town on the Euphrates river deep in Syria's eastern desert. [Full Article...]

Covington Catholic teen sues Washington Post for $250 MILLION

Covington Catholic teen sues Washington Post for $250 MILLION Sandmann had said he was not making faces at the Native American drummer seen in the video, Nathan Phillips . In a video that gained global attention, he was in an encounter with Omaha tribe elder Nathan Phillips, who was playing a drum and chanting at the Indigenous Peoples March at the Lincoln Memorial on the same day. [Full Article...]

President Trump orders creation of Space Force, but within Air Force

President Trump orders creation of Space Force, but within Air Force Technically, it will be up to Congress to approve the initiative. That means that certain Army and Navy personnel could find themselves in a new service under the discretion of the Air Force. Meanwhile, the Air Force "released its own $13 billion estimate of the costs over the next five years to stand up both a Space Force and a U.S. Space Command", but acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shana... [Full Article...]

Andrew McCabe To Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Still Behaves Suspiciously

Andrew McCabe To Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Still Behaves Suspiciously Meanwhile, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has pledged to investigate conversations regarding using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. McCabe responded, "Absolutely not". "I can't even describe for you how many things would have been coursing through the Deputy Attorney-General's mind at that point". [Full Article...]

Putin sternly warns U.S. against putting missiles in Europe

Putin sternly warns U.S. against putting missiles in Europe Russian President Vladimir Putin , speaking during his state-of-the-nation address Wednesday, warned that Russia will aim new hypersonic missiles at the us should it deploy new intermediate-range missiles in Europe . The tough talk on missiles seemed aimed at stirring up patriotic support for Putin, 66, who won re-election a year ago with more than 76 percent of the vote but has been recent... [Full Article...]

Department Of Transportation Cancels Funds To CA High-Speed Rail

Department Of Transportation Cancels Funds To CA High-Speed Rail Newsom vowed to fight to keep the money and said the move was nothing but political retribution after the state sued the administration over the president's declaration of a national emergency to pay for the border wall. The FRA is also considering a legal effort to recover $2.5 billion in federal funds already spent on the project, which was originally set to link Los Angeles and San Franci... [Full Article...]

Three Tory MPs defect to Independent Group over ‘dismal’ Theresa May

Three Tory MPs defect to Independent Group over ‘dismal’ Theresa May They added: "Following the European Union referendum of 2016, no genuine effort was made to build a cross party, let alone a national consensus to deliver Brexit". At least three Conservative MPs were on defection-watch on Wednesday morning, hours after the Labour MP Joan Ryan became the eighth Labour MP to resign and join the breakaway Independent Group. [Full Article...]

Trump 'selling nuclear tech to Saudis to enrich supporters'

Trump 'selling nuclear tech to Saudis to enrich supporters' IP3 immediately denied any wrongdoing, claiming that - on the contrary - its main goal is to protect vital U.S. national security interests in the Middle East and beyond. The White House, Flynn and IP3 had no immediate response to the report. The report notes a complex financial connection between Kushner and the plan to build nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia. [Full Article...]

Trudeau's principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Trudeau's principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor For now, the committee is planning to look only at the political and legal roles of the justice minister as well as the inner workings of a so-called remediation agreement - the alternative to prosecution sought by SNC-Lavalin. A Trudeau spokeswoman said no decision had been taken on who would replace Butts. In his statement Monday, Butts spoke positively of his relationship with Wilson-Raybou... [Full Article...]

Huawei founder says 'there's no way the USA can crush us'

Huawei founder says 'there's no way the USA can crush us' The US likes to sanction others whenever there's an issue. "We object to this", he said. "But now that we've gone down this path, we'll let the courts settle it", Ren said . The U.S. has accused the company of circumventing sanctions against Iran and stealing trade secrets. "America doesn't represent the world." In an interview with the BBC , Ren Zhengfei spoke confidently about the co... [Full Article...]

Pakistan's request to adjourn Kulbhushan Jadhav case refused by ICJ

Pakistan's request to adjourn Kulbhushan Jadhav case refused by ICJ Pakistani officials said he has been linked to 1,345 deaths in acts of terrorism in Pakistan, making secret trips to the country from Iran. A 10-member bench of the ICJ , which was set up after World War II to resolve global disputes, on May 18, 2017 had restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case. [Full Article...]

McCabe: NY Times Report on Trump-Whitaker Call 'Consistent' With My Experience

McCabe: NY Times Report on Trump-Whitaker Call 'Consistent' With My Experience Berman had been chosen by Trump to lead the NY district and seemed a safe choice for the president; he donated $5,400 to the Trump campaign in 2016. Trump's campaign". It's not at all clear that we fully understand the full extent of Whitaker's influence while overseeing the Justice Department. The Senate confirmed William Barr ― who previously served as attorney general ― to the post once aga... [Full Article...]

Trucks prepare to evacuate last civilians from Syrian IS enclave: SDF source

Trucks prepare to evacuate last civilians from Syrian IS enclave: SDF source He said those who left the United Kingdom to join Isis were "full of hate for our country", and should be prepared to be prosecuted if they do return home. As in other places they have defended in the Middle East, the jihadists in Baghouz have sheltered among civilians to escape the worst of intense USA -led air strikes that razed much of their former strongholds of Mosul and Raqqa. [Full Article...]

Anthony Weiner Released From Prison

Anthony Weiner Released From Prison Inmates confined to residential re-entry centers - sometimes known as halfway houses - receive employment and health care services and may only leave the facility for approved activities, the Bureau of Prisons advises . While investigating Weiner's alleged crimes, the FBI found 141,000 emails on Weiner's laptop it believed potentially relevant to the Clinton investigation. [Full Article...]

Snow, ice to make travel hazardous in Northern Virginia

Snow, ice to make travel hazardous in Northern Virginia MIDWEEK WINTRY MIX: The next system crosses through on Wednesday , and it brings a wintry mix. Weather service forecasters are predicting "a messy one" will roll through the region, with winter precipitation starting late in the afternoon and carrying on into Thursday morning. [Full Article...]

Skiers 'buried in snow' as avalanche tears down Swiss mountain

Skiers 'buried in snow' as avalanche tears down Swiss mountain Plaine-Morte, at an altitude of about 3,000 metres (9,800 feet), is the highest ski track at the Crans-Montana resort. Frederic Favre, head of the Valais department of police and justice, said no one was known to have been killed. "There are two hypotheses". Rescue dogs had not found anyone during a first search, he added. "It's a spring avalanche which is very compact", the Nouvelliste quoted o... [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders enters race for 2020 presidential campaign

Bernie Sanders enters race for 2020 presidential campaign Cory Booker of New Jersey, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY. " I wanted to let the people of the state of Vermont know about this first ", Sanders said on Vermont Public Radio . For all his successes three years ago, 2020 will be a very different campaign cycle. He was re-elected in 2012 and 2018. Sherrod Brown of OH and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, are a... [Full Article...]

UK likely to delay Brexit, former EU chief Barroso says

UK likely to delay Brexit, former EU chief Barroso says Brussels issued the threat after the US Commerce Department filed a report on Monday that empowered President Donald Trump to apply auto duties within the next 90 days. "And these cars are built in the U.S.", Merkel added. Representatives from the White House and the Commerce Department could not immediately be reached. [Full Article...]

Danny Dyer Says ISIS Bride Shamima Begum Should Be Allowed UK Return

Danny Dyer Says ISIS Bride Shamima Begum Should Be Allowed UK Return The schoolgirl who fled London to join the Islamic State group has said there was "fair justification" for the Manchester Arena terrorist attack and that they were a "retaliation" for attacks on IS. It is convenient that Muthana's regrets come only after ISIS has been defeated and she languishes in a refugee camp. She shouldn't be allowed back. [Full Article...]


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