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Source: Washington Post

Trump Jr. to give foreign policy speech while on ‘unofficial’ business trip to India

Today 06:06 GMT

He’s planning to deliver a foreign policy speech on Indo-Pacific relations at an event with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Beginning Tuesday, the junior Trump will have a full schedule of meet-and-greets with investors and leading business leaders throughout India where the Trump family has real estate projects — Mumbai, the New Delhi suburb of Gurgaon and the eastern city of Kolkata.

News that the Trump Organization would be offering buyers in the Trump Tower the chance to meet the president’s son sparked criticism of potential conflict of interest, and the fact that Trump Jr. will be giving a foreign policy speech while on a private business trip complicates the matter further, ethics expert said.

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Source: Fox News

How will humanity react to news of an alien discovery?

Today 06:06 GMT

FIGHTER PILOT CHASES UFO, URGES WORLD LEADERS TO TAKE THE THREAT OF ALIENS SERIOUSLY. The other events that were used in the studies were the 1967 discovery of pulsars, which were initially thought to be potential extraterrestrial broadcasts, the 1977 Wow signal, the 2015 discovery of periodic dimming around Tabby’s Star and the 2017 discovery of numerous Earth-like exoplanets in the habitable zone of a star.

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Source: The Guradian

When good TV goes bad: the X-Files

Today 02:27 GMT

Perhaps the fact that The X-Files was happy to send itself up so early in its original run meant it was already partially aware of what a load of nonsense it was.

The X-Files returned in 2016 for its 11th series, screening on Channel 5 to some fanfare, but season 12 opened to widespread criticism at a massive shark-jump moment that left even the Daily Mail feeling “violated” by the “worst plot twist ever”.

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Source: NBC News

Iranian foreign minister: Israel 'will see the response' if they act

Monday 18:12 GMT

Iran's foreign minister told NBC News that the recent shooting down of an Israeli fighter jet had destroyed the "myth of invincibility" that surrounded Israel's military for decades. After "30 years the Syrians were able to down one of its planes," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told NBC News in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Sunday.

For more of Bill Neely’s exclusive interview with the Iranian prime minister tune in tonight to NBC's “Nightly News”. Zarif on Sunday responded to earlier comments from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said Israel would act against Iran and reiterating his country's position that Tehran was the world's greatest threat.

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Source: The Guradian

Bulgarian foreign ministry condemns far-right march in Sofia

Monday 05:09 GMT

Bulgaria’s foreign ministry has condemned a march by hundreds of far-right supporters in honour of a Bulgarian general who led a pro-Nazi organisation in the 1930s and 40s.

Far-right supporters calling themselves Bulgarian nationalists were joined by neo-Nazi and antisemitic groups from other European countries on a march to honour Gen Hristo Lukov, a Bulgarian general known for supporting Nazi Germany during the second world war and for his antisemitic views.

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Source: NBC News

Discovery of alien life might not bring the response you'd expect

Sunday 18:11 GMT

For the research, a team led by Dr. Michael Varnum, an assistant professor of psychology at Arizona State University, analyzed the language used in and the tone of news reports describing three potential discoveries of extraterrestrial life:. What exactly did the analysis show? “We found significantly more positive vs. negative emotion in the media coverage,” Varnum told NBC News MACH in an email — a finding that led him to conclude that the population generally would be similarly matter of fact about the discovery of alien life.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte