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« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2019, 07:40:45 am »

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Pompeo Fails to Sway Allies on Iran in Awkward Surprise Visit

www.bloomberg.com - U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo made scant progress persuading European Union counterparts to take a harder line toward Iran during a quick visit to Brussels, with the EU standing behind the n…

The Mysterious “Sabotage” of Saudi Oil Tankers: a Dangerous Moment in Trump’s Escalating Conflict With Iran

www.counterpunch.org - Saudi Arabia’s claim that two of its oil tankers have been sabotaged off the coast of the UAE is vague in detail – but could create a crisis that spins out of control and into military action. Any at…

'Disturbing': Trump Reportedly Reviewed Bolton Plan to Threaten Iran by Sending 120,000 Troops to Middle East

www.commondreams.org - Observers warned the United States is hurtling down the same path that led to the disastrous invasion of Iraq 16 years ago following a report late Monday that President Donald Trump reviewed a plan t…

Wall Street Shudders After China’s Response to US Tariffs

www.telesurenglish.net - Wall Street sank on Monday after China defied Washington by announcing retaliatory tariffs, the latest salvo in the two countries' increasingly belligerent trade war, sending investors fleeing equiti…

U.S. prepares to slap tariffs on remaining Chinese imports, which could add levies on roughly $300 billion in additional goods

www.washingtonpost.com - By David J. Lynch , David J. Lynch Financial writer covering trade and globalization Email Bio Follow Taylor Telford , Taylor Telford Reporter covering national and breaking news Email Bio Follow Dam…

How Trump Thinks Tariffs Work (And How They Actually Work)

www.theatlantic.com - In Trump’s mind, tariffs are a potent, unilateral weapon, and protectionism is a potent, necessary economic philosophy. He argues that his tariffs are a direct tax on Beijing—a way of sapping Chinese…

Before Trump’s purge at DHS, top officials challenged plan for mass family arrests

www.washingtonpost.com - Former Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen and Immigration and Customs Enforcement deputy Ronald Vitiello were ousted shortly after they challenged a secret White House plan to arrest and deport…

Pentagon will pull money from ballistic missile and surveillance plane programs to fund border wall

www.washingtonpost.com - Concertina wire tops the border wall in San Luis, Calif., on May 6, 2019. (Ash Ponders for The Washington Post) By Dan Lamothe Dan Lamothe Reporter covering the Pentagon and the U.S. military Email B…

Beijing calls for a 'people's war' against the US as Trump threatens tariffs against another $300 billion of Chinese goods in all-out trade battle

www.businessinsider.com - The US-China trade war continues to heat up as Beijing calls for a "people's war" against Washington, and President Donald Trump threatens to impose tariffs on another $300 billion worth of Chinese g…

FEMA Used Google Rather Than Verified Registry to Fill Hurricane Relief Contracts

www.govexec.com - More indicators of shaky contracting practices at the Federal Emergency Management Agency became public this week when an inspector faulted the agency's handling of two contracts for procuring tarpau…

Opinion | Conservatism has become a racket, and Trump is the grifter in chief

www.washingtonpost.com - President Trump shakes hands with NRA executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre at the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association on April 26 in Indianapolis. (Evan Vucci/AP) By Max Boot …

Of Two Minds - Burnout Nation

www.oftwominds.com - The economic and financial stresses will exceed the workforce's carrying capacity in the next recession. A number of recent surveys reflect a widespread sense of financial stress and symptoms of poor…

Lessons Learned From Our First Year of Cabin Life • Insteading

insteading.com - Last year, my husband and I moved from Austin, Texas to a little log cabin in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We changed our entire lives over the course of 20 days: quit our jobs, sold most of what we owned,…

186 countries have signed UN pact to reduce plastic pollution

www.treehugger.com - Nearly every country in the world has agreed to a legally binding pact to deal more effectively with plastic waste. The landmark agreement was reached this past weekend in Geneva, where a two-week su…

The Damage That Harvard Has Done

www.theatlantic.com - Conor Friedersdorf: In defense of Harvey Weinstein’s Harvard lawyer Sullivan was verbally abused and the residence where his family lives was vandalized with graffiti. A survivor of sexual assault wh…

Bill Nye Is Fed the F*ck Up Over Climate Change

www.complex.com - Let's face it. People are pretty **** dumb. That's why, years into this whole climate change awareness thing, there are still an amount of people greater than zero who think it's all part of some …

His Visa Was Stamped, His Papers in Order. Then He Was Targeted by a Secretive CBP Task Force.

theintercept.com - Abdikadir Mohamed felt nervous as he approached the customs desk at John F. Kennedy Airport on December 13, 2017. The previous summer he had married his wife, Malyuun, in a ceremony held in South Afr…

Mysterious discovery that could rewrite history

www.news.com.au - Turns out that could be completely and utterly wrong with the discovery of a copper coin that could rewrite Australia’s history. In an interview with The Guardian, archaeologist Mike Hermes revealed …

How Turkey Defied the U.S. and Became a Killer Drone Power

theintercept.com - Their country had entered the second drone age — in which the use of drones to kill people has proliferated far beyond the United States, the first country to kill people with missiles launched from …

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