Day: February 11, 2019

Retired Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby suggested that the leaders of Saudi Arabia “have leverage over” Trump, making them believe they can get away with actions such as the grisly killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

From Reddit World News: submitted by /u/maxwellhill [link] [comments]   The original content can be found here: Retired Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby suggested that the leaders of Saudi Arabia “have leverage over” Trump, making them believe they can get away with actions such as the grisly killing of journalist

Australian supporters cheer refugee Bahraini footballer freed from Thai jail

From Reuters Top News:   Refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi arrives at Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Australia, February 12, 2019. AAP Image/David Crossing via REUTERS SYDNEY (Reuters) – A refugee Bahraini footballer, who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state’s request, arrived

'A victory!': Jubilation as freed footballer returns to Australia

From Al Jazeera:   Hakeem al-Araibi after arriving in Melbourne, Australia [AAP Image/David Crossing via Reuters] Melbourne, Australia – Friends, family and campaigners are celebrating Hakeem al-Araibi’s return home to the Australian city of Melbourne after Thailand freed the refugee footballer who had been held since November on an extradition

'I love Australia', refugee Bahraini footballer declares as he arrives home from Thai prison – Reuters

From Google World News:   SYDNEY (Reuters) – A refugee Bahraini footballer who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state’s request arrived in his adoptive home Australia on Tuesday, television pictures showed, to cheers and the great relief of his wife. Hakeem

U.S. Senator Shelby says 'agreement in principle' reached on border security

From Reuters Top News:   FILE PHOTO: Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) speaks to reporters in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican Senator Richard Shelby, one of the congressional negotiators working on border security funding, said late on Monday that

Party leaders reach deal to avoid fresh US government shutdown

From The Guardian World:   US news Details of bipartisan agreement, which would require Trump’s signature, remain unspecified after talks over border wall Democratic and Republican leaders announced Monday that a deal had been reached that would avoid another government shutdown. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Democratic and Republican leaders announced late

Indonesia artists slam bill banning 'negative' foreign influences

From Al Jazeera:   Herry Sutresna said the bill is ‘an effort to silence the democratic process’ [Courtesy Herry Sutresna/Al Jazeera] Medan, North Sumatra – Musicians in Indonesia have slammed a new draft law seeking to criminalise content deemed pornographic or blasphemous, saying it could potentially limit freedom of expression

Mexico Seeks to Revise Private Pipeline Contracts – The Wall Street Journal

From Google World News:   Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said there are seven nonworking pipelines for which the state-owned electric utility is paying. Photo: José Pazos/Notimex/Newscom/Zuma Press 8 Comments By Anthony Harrup Updated Feb. 11, 2019 8:50 p.m. ET MEXICO CITY—President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the Mexican

New Pentagon report warns of Russian and Chinese laser threats to US satellites – CNN

From Google World News:   “China and Russia, in particular, are developing a variety of means to exploit perceived US reliance on space-based systems and challenge the US position in space,” the Defense Intelligence Agency report said. The report, which was published Monday, is titled “Challenges to Security in Space,”

Ethics Inquiry Opened Over Justin Trudeau’s Actions in Bribery Case – The New York Times

From Google World News:   Canada’s parliamentary ethics commissioner said on Monday that he would look into allegations that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau improperly pressured his former attorney general to call off a criminal case against a major engineering company based in Montreal. The announcement, made in a letter to

Uighur crackdown: 'I spent seven days of hell in Chinese camps'

From BBC World News:   The Chinese government calls them free “vocational training centres”; Aibota Serik, a Chinese Kazakh whose father was sent to one, calls them prisons. Her father Kudaybergen Serik was a local imam in Tarbagatay (Tacheng) prefecture of China’s western Xinjiang region. In February 2018 the police