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Laptops, tablets to be banned on Middle East-US flights

Laptops, tablets to be banned on Middle East-US flights Devices larger than cell phones to be banned from carry-on luggage on flights from eight Muslim-majority countries (Aljazeera) –The US is barring passengers on flights originating in eight Muslim-majority countries from carrying any electronic device bigger than a mobile phone, the Department of Homeland Security said. […]

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Without a ‘world government’ technology will destroy us, says Stephen Hawking

Without a ‘world government’ technology will destroy us, says Stephen Hawking

Without a ‘world government’ technology will destroy us, says Stephen Hawking ‘This aggression may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war. We need to control this inherited instinct by our logic and reason’ (The Independent) — Stephen Hawking has warned that technology needs to be controlled in order to prevent it from destroying the […]

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Confession: I Created AIDS to Deliberately Depopulate Humanity

Confession: I Created AIDS to Deliberately Depopulate Humanity (Whatzp) — The scientist credited with ‘discovering’ the HIV virus, has admitted that he created AIDS in order to reduce the world’s population. Director of the Institute of Human Virology, Dr. Robert Gallo, co-discoverer of the AIDS virus, poses in the Medical Biotechnology Center in Baltimore, on […]

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Revised executive order bans travelers from six Muslim-majority countries from getting new visas

Revised executive order bans travelers from six Muslim-majority countries from getting new visas By David Nakamura and Matt Zapotosky Trump administration officials spoke to members of the media, March 6, about a new executive order imposing a ban on U.S. entry for new visa seekers from six majority-Muslim nations. Here are key moments from that […]

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 The report pointed to a 57% rise in reported hate crimes in the UK in the week after the Brexit vote. Photograph: Tom Nicholson/Rex/Shutterstock

Toxic political agenda is dehumanising entire groups, Amnesty warns

Toxic political agenda is dehumanising entire groups, Amnesty warns NGO’s annual report warns that aggressive political rhetoric is creating a ‘hostile climate for refugees and migrants’ (The Guardian) — Toxic political rhetoric with echoes of 1930s hate speech is stirring up violence worldwide – including in the UK and US, Amnesty International has warned. Kerry […]

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President Donald Trump illegal immigration enforcement plan outlined

President Donald Trump illegal immigration enforcement plan outlined NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) – The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued two memos on Tuesday outlining how the agency would implement the Trump administration’s recent executive orders on illegal immigration and border security. Among the actions to be taken immediately, according to […]

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Rex Tillerson Is Confirmed as US Secretary of State

Rex Tillerson Is Confirmed as US Secretary of State By GARDINER HARRIS  FEB. 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — Rex W. Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil, was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday in a 56 to 43 vote to become the nation’s 69th secretary of state just as serious strains have emerged […]

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Day laborers vote on a measure in Bay Parkway Community Job Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City in 2013. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Trump administration circulates more draft immigration restrictions

Trump administration circulates more draft immigration restrictions, focusing on protecting U.S. jobs By Abigail Hauslohner and Janell Ross (The Washington Post) — The Trump administration is considering a plan to weed out would-be immigrants who are likely to require public assistance, as well as to deport — when possible — immigrants already living in the […]

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 12:  A sign stand outside the U.S. State Department September 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hundreds of U.S. Diplomats Protest Trump Immigration Ban

Hundreds of U.S. Diplomats Protest Trump Immigration Ban in Internal Memos The surge of signatures sows early tension between Trump and Foggy Bottom, while the White House tells them to get with the program “or go.” (Foreign Policy) — The number of State Department officials signing memos protesting President Donald Trump’s immigration and refugee ban […]

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Trump to sign executive order to dramatically reduce funding of UN

Donald Trump to sign executive order to dramatically reduce funding of United Nations The upcoming order would dramatically reduce the US’ role in the UN and other international organisations (The Independent) — Donald Trump is preparing executive orders that would dramatically reduce US funding of the United Nations, as well as other international organisations that do […]

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The State Department’s entire senior management team just resigned

The State Department’s entire senior management team just resigned By Josh Rogin Rex Tillerson, President-elect Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, had a rocky first day facing members of the Senate during his confirmation hearing on Jan. 11 at the Capitol. (Video: Peter Stevenson/Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post/The Washington Post) (kichuu.com) — Secretary of State […]

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 11:  U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during an event to recognize emerging global entrepreneurs May 11, 2015 at the South Court Auditorium of Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. Entrepreneurs from across the U.S. and around the world participated, ahead of President Obamas travel to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya this summer, in the event which focused on  investing in women and young entrepreneurs.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama Was a Foreign Policy Failure

US President Barack Obama Was a ForeignPolicy Failure The 44th president of the United States promised to bring change but mostly drove the country deeper into a ditch. BY STEPHEN M. WALT (Foreign Policy) — I began writing this column (originally in the form of a blog) in 2009, at the very beginning of Barack […]

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US: The Fight Over a Trump-Putin Détente Begins

Events this past week make clear that Trump was serious about changing US policy toward Russia, and the enemies of détente know it. Lessons from the past. By Stephen F. Cohen The John Batchelor Show, January 17.  (The Nation) ––Nation Contributing Editor Stephen F. Cohen and John Batchelor continue their weekly discussions, now in their […]

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Oxfam: Eight men are as rich as half the world – AP

Oxfam: Eight men are as rich as half the world – AP news agency “Obscene” for so much wealth to be in hands of so few, says charity director Winnie Byanyima. (Aljazeera) — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the world’s population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, […]

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