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Source: Common Domain

When Kamala Harris and women everywhere do their job well, they get called 'hysterical'

Sunday 13:37 GMT

To the editor: Twice recently, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is not a regular member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, interrupted Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.),

Gen. Jeff Sessions if he had read a policy he cited allegedly exempting him from answering questions about his conversations with President Trump. Harris, under a strict time constraint, tried to keep the dissembling Sessions on subject, but McCain interrupted her.

Source: NBC News

The U.S. abstained Wednesday on a UN vote condemning America's Cuba embargo

Sunday 19:07 GMT

The United States on Wednesday abstained for the first time in 25 years on a U.N. resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba, a resolution it had always vehemently opposed.

An abstention effectively pits the Obama administration and Cuba with the world body against the Republican-led Congress, which supports the 55-year-old embargo despite the U.S. resumption of full diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Source: New York Times

Israeli Dies as Palestinian Attackers Stage Assaults in Jerusalem

Sunday 04:15 GMT

Three Palestinian men armed with knives and a improvised submachine gun carried out nearly simultaneous attacks in two locations outside the walls of the Old City in East Jerusalem on Friday, killing an Israeli border police officer as dusk was falling and the daily Ramadan fast was drawing to a close.

In an unusual gesture, the Israeli authorities said they had allowed Palestinian women and children to travel directly from the West Bank to the Old City of Jerusalem on Palestinian buses, passing through the Israeli checkpoints without having to transfer onto Israeli buses.

Source: Common Domain

Islamic State claims responsibility for fatal stabbing of police officer in Jerusalem

Sunday 07:01 GMT

Hearing reports on a police radio of gunfire at an East Jerusalem holy site several blocks away from the Old City, a group of Israeli border police near the Old City’s Damascus gate was preparing to respond when an assailant began stabbing Staff Sgt.

In 2016, a truck ramming attack that killed four soldiers at a Jerusalem tourist site could have had links to the group, Israeli authorities said, but Islamic State did not claim responsibility.

Source: Global News

COMMENTARY: Condemn political violence, but don’t suppress legitimate debate

Sunday 14:35 GMT

The apparently politically-motivated shooting of a high-ranking U.S. Republican congressman has prompted a debate as to the extent to which a toxic political climate may have contributed to the horrific crime.

READ MORE: Wife of gunman who shot Rep. Steve Scalise says she saw no signs he was planning attack. However, tragedies like this should never be exploited to justify the suppression of legitimate political debate.

Source: Common Domain

Which is the best SUV in the world?

Sunday 08:05 GMT

Mud ruts duly selected, with the body imperceptibly gaining altitude and the drivetrain optimised, it romped around off-road with more decorum than the Audi, which would get to the same angles if allowed more of a run-up and a dollop less mechanical symp

That gives us, in no particular order: Land Rover Discovery (muddy), Alfa Romeo Stelvio (dynamic), Audi SQ7 (fast), Bentley Bentayga (luxury), Skoda Kodiaq (family), Jaguar F-Pace (stylish), Dacia Duster (bargain) and Peugeot 3008 (sensible).

Source: New York Times

In Goma, Lights May Flicker but Looks Stay Sharp

Sunday 08:05 GMT

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“One of the first things I noticed is how completely beautiful everyone is on the street,” said Shayla Harris, a documentary filmmaker and journalist, about her recent trip to Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the birthplace of SAPE, a loosely organized cult of dandies known as “les sapeurs.”

Source: Common Domain

Kevin King used FaceTime to keep up while prohibited from Packers

Sunday 08:05 GMT

Kevin King used FaceTime sessions with Packers cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt to keep up while an NFL rule prohibited him from attending organized team activities.

King worked primarily on fundamentals and conditioning during the three-day minicamp, with the Packers holding him out of team drills.

Source: Common Domain

This ‘space nation’ is launching with a satellite smaller than a shoebox

Sunday 08:05 GMT

Igor Ashurbeyli, an Azerbaijani-born Russian, space aficionado and founder of the Vienna-based Aerospace International Research Center, calls himself “head of the nation” and is providing the funds to get the satellite project (and the idea of Asgardia) off the ground.

ASGARDIA-I, the nation’s first satellite, is scheduled to launch in late 2017 (probably September) from Cape Canaveral, piggybacking on a resupply trip to the International Space Station at the end of this year, according to a recent Federal Communications Commission filing.

Source: New York Times

Ben Finney, Anthropologist Who Debunked Theory on Island Settlement, Dies at 83

Sunday 17:16 GMT

In an effort to prove that the settlement of Polynesia came about through deliberate exploration, rather than aimless drifting — the so-called accidental settlement hypothesis — he oversaw the construction of a 62-foot double canoe based on 18th-century illustrations made by members of Capt.

Ben Rudolph Finney was born on Oct. 1, 1933, in San Diego, where his father, Leon, a Navy pilot, had recently been transferred from Hawaii.

Source: Common Domain

Everyone’s asking San Francisco: Can you see a bubble if you’re in a bubble?

Sunday 17:16 GMT

What that really means is that when a tech boom becomes a bubble, it’s a real-estate bubble, a restaurant bubble, a luxury-vehicle bubble, even a public-services bubble, writes Charles Hugh Smith.

The spreading grip of the technology sector on the San Francisco Bay Area means the boom reaches to every service sector that well-paid techies consume. But what that really means is that when a tech boom becomes a bubble, it’s a real-estate bubble, a restaurant bubble, a luxury-vehicle bubble, even a public-services bubble, writes Charles Hugh Smith.

Source: The Guradian

The latest threat to Antarctica: an insect and plant invasion

Sunday 17:16 GMT

In addition, contingency plans to deal with plant or insect invasions should be developed and better use made of scientific experts when incidents occur.

Scientists say that as temperatures soar in the polar region, invading plants and insects, including the fly, pose a major conservation threat. More and more of these invaders, in the form of larvae or seeds, are surviving in coastal areas around the south pole, where temperatures have risen by more than 3C over the past three decades.

Source: The Guradian

Public Service Broadcasting: 'we wanted to do something on a more human level'

Sunday 14:35 GMT

Between 2013 and 2015, Public Service Broadcasting ploughed a fertile furrow in the pop landscape with two albums sampling old public information films over guitar-slathered electronica: Boys’ Own adventures about space, Spitfires and the second world war.

“It’s a total mess, but maybe it’s the start of a new generation finding their voice, realising they have the chance to make a difference.”

Source: Common Domain

Jewelry designers see piercing phenomenon as big business

Sunday 05:09 GMT

The piercing paradigm has changed, with secondary holes becoming so commonplace that jewelry designers are beginning to consider them a sales opportunity.

It's all about celebrating Hollywood's wonder women (and a few guys) at Women in Film's Crystal + Lucy Awards. At Made LA, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa make the traditional runway show disappear in a puff of smoke. Meet Bethany Yellowtail, a Native American fashion designer who's inspiring a whole generation of women

Source: Washington Post

Cooking for a dad We’ve got the recipes you need.

Sunday 08:05 GMT

For a snack or appetizer, nosh on Smoked Pimento Cheese (pictured above), made with smoked cheddar, fire-roasted peppers and herbes de Provence.

This Brown Sugar-Chili Flank Steak gets a head start marinating overnight, so all you have to do on Sunday is prep the grill.

Source: BBC

Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

Saturday 23:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Attacks in three Pakistani cities leave at least 85 people dead, many injured

Saturday 23:45 GMT
Source: CBS News

How would the Senate health care bill actually affect Medicaid?

Saturday 23:45 GMT
Source: Fox News

Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

Saturday 23:45 GMT
Source: Global News

27 high-rise apartments fail fire safety tests following deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

Saturday 23:44 GMT
Source: NBC News

At least 120 feared buried in huge mountain landslide in China

Saturday 23:44 GMT
Source: Washington Post

India’s prime minister to meet with Trump as part of ‘no-frills’ but important visit

Saturday 23:45 GMT
Source: BBC

In pictures: Entertainment and arts honours

Sunday 20:58 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Trump's financial disclosure form: It's complicated

18-Jun-2017
Source: Common Domain

Jewelry designers see piercing phenomenon as big business

Sunday 05:09 GMT
Source: Fox News

Judicial Watch seeking documents ‘unlawfully removed’ by Comey

Sunday 10:55 GMT
Source: Reuters

Seattle love, dread of activist investor help clinch Amazon M&A roles

17-Jun-2017
Source: Common Domain

Confederate Flag Battle Hits Iconic Charleston Beach Boat

18-Jun-2017
Source: The Guradian

Indiana to pay out $100,000 to deal with requests for Mike Pence emails

Sunday 17:15 GMT

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