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Source: NBC News

Trump aides are asked if they are vulnerable to blackmail

Friday 20:02 GMT

Top White House officials seeking security clearances are asked to disclose whether anything in their backgrounds — or those of family members — could pose a conflict of interest, be a source of embarrassment or be used to blackmail them, according to an excerpt of a questionnaire obtained by NBC News.

Legal experts say that the allegations of domestic violence against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter would have almost certainly qualified as a source of embarrassment and possible blackmail, and therefore would have posed an impediment to him being granted a full clearance.

Source: DW

Saakashvili: Georgian reformist battles Ukraine's president

Wednesday 19:08 GMT

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili presents himself as an uncompromising reformer and crusader against corruption.

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. An ally of Shevardnadze's at the time, Saakashvili entered politics in 1995, when he was elected to Georgia's parliament.

Source: Fox News

Haley: UN Security Council has 'failed' to intervene for Burmese refugees

Thursday 00:37 GMT

Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, condemned human rights abuses taking place in the Southeast Asian country of Burma during a United Nations Security Council meeting Tuesday.

The U.S. ambassador then took aim at the Security Council: “Unfortunately, the Security Council has so far failed in its responsibility to act in response to the clear threat to international peace and security that has resulted from recent events in northern Rakhine State.

Source: Global News

South Korea spending millions to bring North Koreans to the Olympics

Saturday 11:47 GMT

According to South Korea’s Unification Ministry, that’s the record amount the country has allotted to pay the bills of more than 400 North Koreans, only 22 of whom were athletes, at the Pyeongchang Games.

“The North Korean delegation’s participation in the 2018 Olympics will be an opportunity for co-operation and reconciliation between the North and South,” South Korea’s Unification Ministry said in a statement released on Wednesday that included the cost figure.

Source: New York Times

Ancient Artists Carved Camels in Saudi Desert’s Stone

Friday 17:17 GMT

Some 2,000 years ago, perhaps, ancient artists in the Arabian desert climbed tall rock outcrops and carved life-size camels into the stone.

Despite their detailed artwork, the ancient artists left very few inscriptions or pieces of writing behind unlike at many other rock art locations.

Source: Fox News

Schiff threatens contempt against Steve Bannon after tense closed-door session

Friday 20:02 GMT

Schiff said that Democrats will push for initiating contempt charges against Bannon, a move that would require support from Republicans on the committee.

NBC News reported Thursday that Bannon was interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller multiple times this week as part of the FBI's probe into alleged Russian interference.

Source: DW

New Dutch law makes every adult an organ donor

Thursday 00:37 GMT

The Netherlands has passed a controversial new law making everyone a potential organ donor unless they specifically opt out.

Under the new law, every Dutch adult who has not yet registered as an organ donor will receive two letters asking them to indicate whether or not they want to become donors. If they don't respond after the second mail they will automatically be added to the list, but are free to amend their status at any time.

Source: CBS News

3 reasons investors should worry about inflation

Saturday 09:55 GMT

The producer price index for January showed core inflation, less food and energy, rising at a 2.5 percent annual rate (up a bit from 2.3 the previous month).

On a year-over-year basis, oil prices are up about 11 percent, and comparisons are growing easier as the market laps last summer's energy price swoon. Caught in the whirlwind of broad market selling in recent weeks, crude prices mended Thursday, pushing back over the $60-a-barrel threshold.

Source: The Guradian

Jamaican bobsleigh team back in business thanks to offer of new sled

Saturday 14:31 GMT

Fears that the Jamaican women’s bobsleigh team would miss their first Winter Olympics, after the coach quit and threatened to take their sled with her, appear to have abated after a beer company offered to buy them a new one.

On Friday the Jamaican Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation said it would accept an offer from Red Stripe – which was made on Twitter – to buy them a sled, worth about £5,000.

Source: The Guradian

Altered Carbon author Richard Morgan: 'There’s no limit to my capacity for violence'

Wednesday 07:01 GMT

On my way to meet Richard Morgan, I pass a poster for Altered Carbon, the new Netflix series based on his hardboiled cyberpunk novel about a future Earth where humans can transfer into different bodies.

Altered Carbon tells the story of ultra-tough antihero Takeshi Kovacs, who wakes up on Earth “180 light years from home, wearing another man’s body on a six-week rental agreement”. Kovacs, a former member of a military elite, is tasked with investigating the apparent suicide of one of Earth’s richest men – or, as he puts it: “freighted in to do a job that the local police wouldn’t touch with a riot prod.”

Source: New York Times

‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’ Episode 5: Dignity and Respect

Friday 17:17 GMT

Now that we are halfway through “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” we can reasonably infer that there are no more bodies to fall.

The Chicago real estate tycoon Lee Miglin was tortured and bludgeoned, and a New Jersey cemetery groundskeeper, William Reese, was fatally shot, execution-style, in Episode 3. Two more men were knocked off in Episode 4: the Minneapolis architect David Madson and the Navy veteran Jeff Trail.

Source: Global News

Exclusive: Patrick Brown says sexual assault allegations motivated by ‘political adversaries’

Friday 20:02 GMT

READ MORE: Patrick Brown says ‘I am suing CTV’ over report detailing sexual misconduct allegations. At 9:53 p.m. Brown emerged alone at a hastily-called press conference.

At 4:24 p.m., a reporter from CTV emailed Brown’s team with a detailed list of sexual assault allegations from two woman. In a lengthy hour-long interview with Global News, Brown detailed his version of what happened on Jan. 24.

Source: Fox News

Trump can reduce progressives to tantrum-like fits – Here’s how they are using the courts to get revenge

Wednesday 21:52 GMT

From media elites to members of Congress, progressives are often reduced to tantrum-like fits because they are so frustrated by living in the shadows of this establishment-busting, government-shrinking rebel of a president.

Protecting deregulation and the rule of law will be the goal of conservatives, but I am sure that the tantrum reactions of progressive mayors, attorneys general and environmentalists in the media will also make their efforts well worthwhile.

Source: The Guradian

Professor cancels hate speech course after students object to use of racial slur

Thursday 00:37 GMT

A Princeton University professor has cancelled a course he teaches on cultural freedoms and hate speech after his use of a racial slur during a class discussion led some students to walk out.

The school said it would continue “to look for ways to encourage discussions about free speech and inclusivity with the students in Professor Rosen’s class and the campus community more broadly”. Speaking on Monday night at a meeting with students that had been scheduled before the controversy erupted, university president Christopher Eisgruber said he respected Rosen’s decision to use the word, citing the importance of having conversations where people feel uncomfortable.

Source: CBS News

From a SNAP recipient to Trump: Food box is a "terrible idea"

Saturday 09:55 GMT

Larry Jackson, a 48 year-old father of three in Las Vegas, wants President Donald Trump to know that his proposal to cut and replace food stamps with a home-delivered food box is a "terrible idea." "I'm a hard worker, trying to raise three children as a single father and one of my children is disabled," said Jackson, who has been a beneficiary of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for a year and a half.

Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Saturday 16:21 GMT
Source: New York Times

In Colombia Border Town, Desperate Venezuelans Sell Hair to Survive

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: BBC

What to expect at the 2018 Bafta Awards

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Saakashvili supporters march in Kiev calling for president to quit

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Bundesliga LIVE: VfL Wolfsburg vs. Bayern Munich

Saturday 15:26 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Hanif Kureishi: my beautiful box-set binge

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Homeland: Claire Danes sulks her way through more relentless catastrophising

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: CTV

#BeccaToldMeTo: Teen who inspired kindness movement dies at 18

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Washington Post

How two GMU professors teamed up to create high-tech music

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: Global News

Trudeau, Sajjan ask to meet with Indian politician who criticized Canadian government

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Beats, rhymes and ice: Olympians rely on their tunes, and science backs them up

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The Pride Flag Waves at the Olympics for Adam Rippon

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: NBC News

Celebrate Lunar New Year with dumplings, noodles, meatballs and more

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Berlin 24/7: The sound of Berlin

Today 06:05 GMT

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