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Did Trump just suggest the death penalty for drug dealers? Twitter freaks out

By ethan / February 15, 2019

US President Donald Trump has praised China’s use of the death penalty for drug smugglers and even appeared to suggest that capital punishment might be a good way to “end the drug problem” in the US. During a speech on border security at the White House on Friday, Trump said that “tremendous amounts of fentanyl” […]

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Meddling, anyone? Pro-Israel groups spent $22 million on lobbying & campaign contributions in 2018

By ethan / February 15, 2019

Pro-Israel lobbyists funneled more than $ 22 million into the 2018 US election cycle, making the lobby far more active and influential than those aligned with other foreign nations, public records show. Controversy was sparked last week after freshman Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted that pro-Israel money affected the decisions of members of Congress. Omar […]

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Police banned from Facebook after sharing photo of seized drugs

By ethan / February 15, 2019

Even the long arm of the law must obey the rules laid down by the tech giants as the Police Service of Northern Ireland learned when it found itself in Facebook jail for sharing a photo of a small drug bust. The outlawed picture showed a handful of bank notes and a small bag of […]

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Near-naked female streaker protesting violence in football halts Argentine match (PHOTOS)

By ethan / February 15, 2019

A female streaker protesting violence in football temporarily halted River Plate versus Rosario Central in Argentina, cheekily evading capture before being hauled from the field, much to the amusement of fans. The Argentine Primera División match was in full flow at Rosario’s Estadio Gigante de Arroyito in Santa Fe on Friday when the intruder suddenly entered the field […]

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‘Diminished country’: Dutch PM claims Britain is on the decline due to Brexit

By ethan / February 15, 2019

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has given a damning assessment of post-EU referendum UK, describing it as a “waning country” that faces “insurmountable” problems due to Brexit, in an interview with a leading Spanish newspaper. In the interview with El Pais, Rutte, who has been the Dutch PM since 2010, gave his stark evaluation of […]

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Tulsi Gabbard presents bill to stop Trump from pulling out of INF treaty

By ethan / February 15, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has introduced a bill to Congress which would prevent President Donald Trump from withdrawing the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). Speaking at a press conference on Friday morning, Gabbard said that Trump’s decision to pull out of the 1988 treaty was “reckless,” was “exacerbating a new Cold […]

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‘Symbol of oppression’: Swedish swimming chief steps down after criticizing Muslim headscarf

By ethan / February 15, 2019

The head of Swedish Swimming Federation Ulla Gustavsson has been dismissed from the role after taking a swipe at the traditional Muslim headscarf, calling it a “symbol of oppression, child marriage and genital mutilation.” READ MORE: ‘Blasphemous and offensive’: Muslim customers lambast Nike for ‘writing Allah’ on shoe’s sole Gustavsson’s criticism of the headwear was prompted […]

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Trump says he’s going to declare national emergency over border crisis (WATCH LIVE)

By ethan / February 15, 2019

President Donald Trump says he will declare a national emergency, allowing him to build his long-promised border wall without congressional approval. Trump is also expected to sign a bill granting limited funding towards the wall. Speaking to reporters outside the White House on Friday, Trump said he will declare a national emergency, a move that […]

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Meet Natalia Kuziutina – the Olympic judoka and 'woman who floored Putin' (PHOTOS)

By ethan / February 15, 2019

After spending a Sochi training session practicing flips and throws with Russian president, Olympic judoka Natalia Kuziutina has grabbed headlines. RT Sport gives you the lowdown on ‘the woman who floored Putin’. On Thursday, Vladimir Putin took time out from summit talks on Syria with to don his judo gown and sharpen his black belt […]

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