Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… vessel intercepted that day. Together with the Italian Coast Guard, humanitarian organizations like Proactiva, Doctors Without Borders and Save the Children are the only actors now running proactive rescue missions in the Mediterranean. As the number of migrants and refugees attempting to reach europe reached new highs in the past few months, non-governmental organizations have come under fierce criticism from european politicians and officials, who accuse them of Its almost as if the smugglers …

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Executions in Pakistan: Is ISIS targeting China?

June 15, 2017

… Istanbul nightclub attack. Unwanted consequences President Xi Jinping’s ambitious plans to transform the world economy with its Belt and Road Initiative to link Asia, europe. the Middle East and Africa with physical and financial infrastructure, makes the threats to China’s foreign policy interests global in scope The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a case in point. A 3,000 kilometer, $46 billion initiative to develop a network of roads, railways and pipelines to …

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UK police seek clues from pink knives used in London Bridge attack

June 11, 2017

(CNN)Three pink ceramic kitchen knives found on or near the assailants who killed seven people in the London Bridge terror attacks have investigators seeking the public’s help for clues. “Where have they come from? Where might the attackers have bought them from?” he asked through a news release that included photos of one of the knives used by the terrorists. …

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At a New York pub, the UK election is the main event

June 9, 2017

New York (CNN)British expats, vacationers and political geeks packed into the Churchill Tavern in midtown Manhattan on Thursday night to watch the results of Britain’s general election roll in. As the work day came to a close, a small crowd grew to more than 100. It was the second time in one day that some bars in the US would be packed with politics, not sports, fans. The testimony of former FBI director James Comey before Congress drew crowds in DC bars earlier in the day. …

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May: Will she stay or go?

June 9, 2017

(CNN)It was far from the triumphant victory Theresa May had been expecting. But a month and a half later, having lost her parliamentary majority, some are now questioning whether May will be able to remain as leader. Nigel Farage: Theresa May is toast “Absolutely she can (hang on). If she is the leader of the largest party, there is a duty on her to seek to form government. What we need to avoid is any hasty decisions,” he said. As Prime Minister …

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Kushner Following Trump’s Orders On Secret Russian Link, Former CIA Official Suggests

May 30, 2017

… After he returned from europe, the president also disparaged White House leaks and fake news from the media in a series of tweets, apparently in response to a number of damaging news stories last week, including the Kushner report. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has called for a review of Kushnerssecurity clearance. …

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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… comment on plans for a war room but said Trump will be looking to expand on momentum it believes it has built up during the presidents trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and europe. A White House official confirmed plans to hold more rallies. The president has had an incredibly successful trip overseas and the White House looks forward to continuing an aggressive messaging strategy to highlight his agenda when we return to D.C., said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. Jared Kushner, a senior …

May 27, 2017
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Source: DHS secretary hints at possibly expanding laptop ban to US

(CNN)A congressional aide who was in the room when Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly briefed lawmakers tells CNN the ban on electronics on certain US-bound flights from the Middle East and North Africa could expand not just to europe, as is being discussed, but also to flights departing from the US to overseas. Kelly did not indicate any new threats or intelligence to warrant the expansion, but “gently planted a seed in the minds of everyone in the room that we should start …

May 20, 2017
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Dutch King reveals he secretly piloted KLM passenger flights for 21 years

(CNN)They don’t call KLM “Royal Dutch Airlines” for nothing. King Willem-Alexander, reigning monarch of the Netherlands, revealed in an interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that he’d regularly flown flights for a subsidiary of the Dutch flag carrier for over two decades. Calling the part-time role a “hobby,” the King says that he’d taken to the cockpit as a co-pilot of KLM Cityhopper — the airline’s short-haul carrier — …

May 18, 2017
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1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

(CNN)More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The leading cause of deathamong 10- to 19-year-olds globally in 2015 was road injury, which killed more than 115,000 people, followed by lower respiratory infections and self-harm. When separated by age, sex and region, however, the leading causes of death differed …

May 16, 2017
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