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Alan Jones warned he'll be dropped as more advertisers abandon him Alan Jones warned he'll be dropped as more advertisers abandon him
- August 21, 2019

Mattress brand Koala and global gym franchise Anytime Fitness on Monday joined Snooze in pulling advertising altogether from 2GB radio station as a result of Jones' comment that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison should "shove a sock down [Ardern's] throat". (more...)
United States tells Greece any help to Iranian tanker may be ‘terrorism support’ United States tells Greece any help to Iranian tanker may be ‘terrorism support’
- August 21, 2019

The British territory explained it was not bound by U.S. laws, pointing out that European Union sanctions against Iran are far less sweeping than Washington's own " maximum pressure " sanctions regime and that the vessel is complying with European Union laws. (more...)
Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against conviction for child sex abuse Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against conviction for child sex abuse
- August 21, 2019

A trial ran past year involving two complainants who were choirboys at St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne more than two decades ago. Disgraced Cardinal George Pell will learn whether he will walk free from prison or remain behind bars when Victoria's Court of Appeal hands down its decision this morning. (more...)
Gunman shoots five people in Philadelphia, suspect at large Gunman shoots five people in Philadelphia, suspect at large
- August 21, 2019

Police say Hill fired more than 100 rounds throughout the course of the hours-long standoff, which ended early Thursday when Hill surrendered after police deployed tear gas. It "could have been far worse", Ross said Thursday outside the Philadelphia Police Department. Before the SWAT team had arrived, two officers remained in the upstairs of Hill's house hidden before they were safely freed by the SWAT team. (more...)
Trump Suggests Naval Blockade of Venezuela, Pentagon Notes Impracticality Trump Suggests Naval Blockade of Venezuela, Pentagon Notes Impracticality
- August 21, 2019

In private, Trump has expressed himself more vividly, these current and former officials say. But here what are we talking about? Mr Cabello met a USA intermediary in Caracas in July and a second meeting is planned, the official told the Associated Press . (more...)
Malaysian court postpones trial of former PM Najib Malaysian court postpones trial of former PM Najib
- August 21, 2019

Najib, 66, is facing three counts of criminal breach of trust, one count of abusing his position and three counts of money laundering involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds amounting to RM42 million. But will it go on today? In the upcoming hearing, Najib will face four charges of having used his positions to obtain gratification totalling 550.8 million Dollars from 1MDB funds and 21 counts of money laundering involving the same money. (more...)
Trump says appropriate to let Russian Federation join G7
- August 21, 2019

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump falsely said his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, had wanted Russian Federation out of what used to be the G8. The G-7 starts on Saturday in Biarritz in southern France. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who served as Obama's vice president, sharply criticized Trump's suggestion, saying Moscow had done nothing to deserve an invitation to rejoin the group. (more...)
'Jihadi Jack' member stripped of United Kingdom citizenship 'Jihadi Jack' member stripped of United Kingdom citizenship
- August 21, 2019

Following the decision to revoke Lett's citizenship, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said: "Whenever there are reasonable grounds to suspect that someone who is entitled to return to this country has either committed or facilitated acts of terrorism, they should be fully investigated and where appropriate prosecuted". (more...)
Evacuations as Gran Canaria hit by new blaze Evacuations as Gran Canaria hit by new blaze
- August 21, 2019

The land and aerial resources used in combatting the fire were the largest ever deployed for a blaze in the Canary Islands, the president said . Sixteen planes and helicopters as well as more than 1,000 firefighters are working to contain flames as high as 50 metres (164 feet), authorities said. (more...)
Funeral for lost ice: Iceland bids farewell to glacier Funeral for lost ice: Iceland bids farewell to glacier
- August 21, 2019

During the ceremony, . a memorial plaque was installed where the lost glacier used to cover about 15 square kilometers. This was Iceland's first glacier to disappear. "We are seeing the faces of climate crisis differently around the world, but it's the same crisis". Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir called the glacial loss a effect of the climate crisis. (more...)
Trump 'Doesn't Believe' Fox News Poll Results Trump 'Doesn't Believe' Fox News Poll Results
- August 21, 2019

Her sentiment echoes a message of Biden's presidential campaign - that he is best positioned to beat President Trump - but typically candidates and their surrogates are not so explicit in acknowledging that others in the field might have more appealing plans on leading issues. (more...)
No foul play in Epstein death: US coroner No foul play in Epstein death: US coroner
- August 20, 2019

This has now proved that Epstein tried to take his own life on the 23rd of July. His sudden death under odd circumstances, which is being investigated by both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice, has generated numerous conspiracy theories in recent days. (more...)
USA tests medium-range cruise missile after exiting INF treaty USA tests medium-range cruise missile after exiting INF treaty
- August 20, 2019

Use of the Mark 41 Vertical Launching System in the test is of particular significance, since those are the launchers positioned at U.S. missile defense sites in Poland and Romania . "I don't see an arms race happening here", he told reporters on the day Washington and Moscow withdrew from the treaty. On Capitol Hill, a flashpoint in the fight is $96 million the administration requested to research and test ground-launched missiles that could travel within the agreement's prohibited range. (more...)
Donald Trump tweets photo of gold Trump Tower looming over Greenland Donald Trump tweets photo of gold Trump Tower looming over Greenland
- August 20, 2019

A day after the White House said a payroll tax cut was not on the table, President Trump asserted Tuesday he was considering one. Trump also slammed the Fed for not cutting interest rates as fast as he would like. Trump is due to visit Copenhagen early next month, when the Arctic will be on the agenda in meetings with Frederiksen and Prime Minister Kim Kielsen of Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory. (more...)
French couple face jail for taking sand from a beach in Sardinia French couple face jail for taking sand from a beach in Sardinia
- August 20, 2019

The sand was taken from a beach in southern Sardinia and loaded on to the back of their SUV truck, ready for smuggling by ferry back to Toulon, France . Over the last 10 years, authorities have seized almost 10 tons of sand taken from the Mediterranean island's shores, Lo