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‘It won’t be pretty’: Trump & McCain at each other’s throats again

By ethan / October 18, 2017

Donald Trump said he will fight back and that it “won’t be pretty” after Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) made remarks which seemed to accuse people like the president of being unpatriotic. The veteran senator denounced “half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems,” as he accepted the National […]

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MI5 chief says ‘diverse’ Islamist threat to UK growing at ‘previously unseen scale & pace’

By ethan / October 18, 2017

Britain’s top domestic intelligence officer has warned that Britain is under unprecedented threat from Islamist terrorists, and says that 20 plots have been foiled in the past four years, while future successful attacks are inevitable. “That threat is multi-dimensional, evolving rapidly and operating at a scale and pace we’ve not seen before,” Andrew Parker, the […]

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Obese is the new black: Florida fraudster tries to use weight to shorten sentence

By ethan / October 18, 2017

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 23:38 A Florida man convicted for his part in an offshore tax shelter scheme has protested the length of his sentence on the grounds that, as an obese man, his life expectancy is shorter than average. Read more Stephen Donaldson Snr’s attorney, Curtis Fallgatter, filed a motion Monday claiming it […]

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Iraq plans to build new refinery in seized Kirkuk – oil ministry

By ethan / October 18, 2017

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 14:15 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 14:15 Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi has announced plans to construct a new refinery in the oil-producing region of Kirkuk, which has become the scene of open conflict between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Read more The Iraqi government also plans to […]

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Foreign takeovers: Does Britain think Chinese companies threaten its national security?

By ethan / October 17, 2017

British companies could receive added protection from foreign takeovers under new government proposals – just months after Theresa May cast doubt on a nuclear-power-station deal with China. The proposals have been presented as being “in the interests of national security.” May suspended progress on a nuclear-power plant being built in Somerset, in which the Chinese […]

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Hawaii ruling of travel ban ‘dangerously flawed’ – White House

By ethan / October 17, 2017

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 20:24 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 20:30 The White House released a statement calling the Tuesday ruling by a Hawaiian judge blocking the travel ban “dangerously flawed,” adding that it “undercuts the President’s efforts to keep the American people safe.” The US Department of Justice said that they will appeal […]

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Google enhances security for govt officials, political activists & journalists

By ethan / October 17, 2017

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 19:47 The giant search engine has introduced a set of its “strongest defense” features, designed to protect the Google accounts of users most vulnerable to hacking attacks, such as journalists, business leaders and political campaign teams. On Tuesday, Google Inc. announced the launch of the “Advanced Protection Program,” tailored specifically […]

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France considers massive tax hike on hard liquor

By ethan / October 17, 2017

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 14:32 The price of cognac and calvados could increase significantly in France as the government plans a tax increase on strong alcoholic drinks. The measure will be part of a crackdown on beverages that negatively affect health. Read more The proposal is part of the government’s new social security budget, […]

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