Monthly Archives: February 2018

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Josh Raffel, senior communications aide, is leaving the White House

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, both senior White House advisers, arrive before a news conference at the White House on Feb. 15. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Josh Raffel, a senior communications official in the White House who has been a go-to crisis manager and who has worked closely with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, is leaving the administration, officials […]

Wreck of Japanese destroyer used in Pearl Harbor attack discovered

An Imperial Japanese Navy vessel that took part in the attack on the US Navy base at Pearl Harbor during World War II was found submerged off the coast of Japan. Read more The destroyer Isokaze was discovered off the southern coast of Japan by Fukada Salvage & Marine works, Japan’s Chugoku newspaper reports.   The warship took part in […]

Activist ‘raising awareness’ for Syria on Twitter used photos from Gaza & Mosul

A US-based activist’s post, ostensibly meant to “raise awareness” about Syrian civilians, turned out to be a complete fabrication. Twitterati found the photos he used were actually from Gaza and Mosul. A Cleveland-based user who goes by the name of Sami Sharbek has posted two photos on his Twitter account – one showing Middle Eastern-looking residential blocks being bombed from […]

Moscow would allow jihadists to leave E. Ghouta – Lavrov

Russia is ready to negotiate options for jihadists currently controlling eastern Ghouta to leave the Damascus neighborhood, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. The same approach allowed the conflict in Aleppo to be resolved. Russia is willing to consider various scenarios on how the hostilities in eastern Ghouta could be ended, Lavrov told journalists on Wednesday. “We are prepared for various […]

Netanyahu named in new bribery case: $286mn for good publicity

Israeli MP Benjamin Netanyahu, already under investigation for two instances of corruption, may complete a hat-trick. A state prosecutor has named Netanyahu as the beneficiary of a PR scheme worth “up to a billion shekels.” Earlier this month, police recommended Netanyahu be indicted for allegations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. These are being addressed in two separate investigations, […]

Holy sheet! Shaolin monk throws needle through pane of glass (VIDEO)

The ancient Chinese order of Shaolin monks are famous for many extraordinary feats of human endurance and strength. But you might be less familiar with perhaps the most incredible of all – throwing a needle through glass. It may sound impossible, but the Shaolins’ logic-defying move has been captured with a powerful slow-motion camera. Appearing on an episode of the […]

US training Europe to use tactical nukes against Russia is threat to non-proliferation – Lavrov

US programs which train non-nuclear powers on how to use American tactical nuclear weapons violate the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. READ MORE: Russia ‘threatens our ability to dominate’ – US general to Congress Lavrov’s comments reiterate Russia’s critical stance regarding the US and its training of NATO allies. The US is training European states who do […]

‘Rainbow’ halos light up Brazilian skies following staggering celestial event (VIDEO)

Published time: 28 Feb, 2018 10:47Edited time: 28 Feb, 2018 12:27 A spectacular light show greeted residents of Brazil’s Santa Catarina state on Monday when a double solar halo appeared in the skies above them. Luckily for us, the heavenly phenomenon was captured on camera. The 22-degree-halos, known as solar and lunar halos respectively, occur around both the sun and […]

Heroic Russian firefighters revive ‘lifeless’ cat after tragic apartment blaze (VIDEO)

Published time: 28 Feb, 2018 11:44Edited time: 28 Feb, 2018 12:21 Heartrending footage of dedicated firefighters performing CPR on a cat while its frantic owner looks on has been captured by Ruptly video crew. The episode occurred after a fire in Volgograd, Russia, which claimed three lives. READ MORE: ‘Rainbow’ halos light up Brazilian skies following staggering celestial event (VIDEO) […]

Passenger trains collide in Egypt, at least 12 dead – local reports

Published time: 28 Feb, 2018 11:53Edited time: 28 Feb, 2018 12:20 Twelve people have been killed and a further 22 injured in a collision between two trains in Egypt, according to local media reports. The incident reportedly occurred outside a train station in Kom Hamada, in the El Beheira Governorate, a coastal area in the north. A spokesperson for the minister […]

US undermining UN anti-biowarfare effort while building its own security mechanism – Lavrov

The US is continuing to block all efforts to create a verification mechanism for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention, which came into force in 1975, while creating its own mechanism for biowarfare security, the Russian FM said. The convention, which was ratified decades ago, still lacks a formal verification regime to monitor the compliance of signatories. According to Sergey Lavrov, […]

Papa John’s and the NFL Part Ways After Relationship Crumbled Due to Anthem Protests

Papa John’s Pizza, alongside Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones, formed an alliance against the NFL anthem protest movement and against Commissioner Roger Goodell, in 2017. Perhaps not coincidentally, a day after the NFL launched legal proceedings to recoup millions of dollars in legal fees from Jerry Jones, the NFL and Papa John’s mutually parted ways. In a joint statement released by […]

Barbra Streisand Had Dog Cloned Twice

Barbra Streisand revealed in an interview Tuesday that she had her late, beloved dog, Samantha, cloned twice before the dog’s death last year. Streisand told Variety that her two Coton du Tulears, Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett, were cloned using cells taken from Samantha’s stomach and mouth before she passed away last fall. “They have different personalities,” she told the […]

Jorge Ramos: ‘Very Sad’ Latino Trump Voters Turned Backs on Immigrants

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos believes that Americans of Hispanic descent who voted for Donald Trump in 2016–despite all of the wall-to-wall propaganda in the legacy media and Spanish-language outlets against him–turned their backs on immigrants. Ramos, whose daughter worked on Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016, admitted during a Sunday National Public Radio (NPR) interview that he was wrong when he […]

Parkland Educator to CNN: Armed Teachers Will Shoot Students of Color ‘At a Higher Rate’

A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher told CNN that students of color could be shot at by teachers at a higher rate than whites if educators across the country are allowed to get armed. During a Friday evening appearance on CNN, Diane Wolk-Rogers said President Donald Trump’s suggestion that teachers should be armed “horrifies” her.  She then wanted to […]

Jimmy Kimmel Says ‘It’s Almost Necessary Now’ to Trash Trump: ‘I Don’t Think You Can Go too Far’

Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP by Jerome Hudson27 Feb 20180 27 Feb, 201827 Feb, 2018 Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel says he has no regrets about ripping President Donald Trump on a near-nightly basis even if it turns off countless conservative viewers. “A lot of people are going with this line of reasoning where they say, people in show business shouldn’t speak out about […]

Jimmy Kimmel: Won’t ‘Ruin’ Oscars by Bringing Up ‘Unpleasant’ Hollywood Sex Abuse

Alex Berliner/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images by Daniel Nussbaum27 Feb 20180 27 Feb, 201827 Feb, 2018 Jimmy Kimmel is worried about striking “the right tone” as host of the Oscars this Sunday. The late-night host and returning Academy Awards emcee told Good Morning America‘s Paula Faris Tuesday that he likely won’t tackle Hollywood’s widespread sexual misconduct scandal from the […]

Brad Parscale Pick Puts Facebook’s Anti-Trump Bias In Spotlight

Donald Trump’s selection of his 2016 digital media director, Brad Parscale as his campaign manager for 2020 is a warning to the Masters of the Universe in Silicon Valley: rein in your left-wing biases. The selection of Parscale, the digital guru of the 2016 election, also indicates that Trump has recognized the power of a digital-first strategy. In public interviews, […]

Black Illegal Aliens Gather at Capitol to Fight Trump Administration Immigration Policies: ‘White Supremacist Wish List’

UndocuBlack by Penny Starr27 Feb 20180 27 Feb, 201827 Feb, 2018 The UndocBlack Network, representing what it says are undocumented black immigrants, held a briefing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday with left-wing activists to fight against what one speaker called the Trump administration’s “White Supremacist wish list.” “In exchange for DACA this administration wants to push forward its White Supremacist […]

Jeff Zucker: ‘Silly’ to Criticize CNN for Being Left-Wing Gun-Control Advocates

Rob Kim/Getty Images, BNN Edit by Tony Lee27 Feb 20180 27 Feb, 201827 Feb, 2018 CNN boss Jeff Zucker believes it is “silly” to claim that the network’s reporters and anchors have been “left-wing advocates” while covering the shooting at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the subsequent calls for more gun control. “That criticism is silly,” Zucker told […]

Boris Johnson’s Irish border remarks lampooned

Image copyright @JoeyMillar Image caption Visitors were welcomed to ‘Free Camden’ in a satirical response to Boris Johnson’s comments Boris Johnson’s comparison of the Irish border with the boundaries of London’s traffic congestion charge zone has been widely ridiculed. The foreign secretary was speaking about the challenges Brexit will pose to moving goods over the 310-mile border without imposing checkpoints. […]

UK weather: Snowy scenes across the UK

Snowfall is causing disruption across parts of the UK as very cold air sweeps in from Russia. Some people, though, have found ways to enjoy the freezing conditions. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK is experiencing what is expected to be the coldest week of the winter. This elephant fountain in Colchester froze when temperatures fell below zero […]

Spice Girls ‘invited to the royal wedding’, says Mel B

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Spice Girls performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics All five Spice Girls have been invited to attend the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle later this year, Scary Spice Mel B has said. Appearing on a US talk show, she nodded when asked if they were going, before […]