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  • Top House Armed Services Republican: Trump's Ukraine call was 'inappropriate' but not impeachable -

    Top House Armed Services Republican: Trump's Ukraine call was 'inappropriate' but not impeachableRep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said President Trump's call with Ukraine's president was "inappropriate" ? but it did not warrant his impeachment.


  • Swedish police set up task force to combat gang violence -

    Swedish police set up task force to combat gang violenceSwedish police said on Monday they would set up a special task force to deal with a wave of shootings and bombings linked to criminal gangs following the fatal shooting of a 15-year old in the city of Malmo at the weekend. Sweden has long held a reputation as being one of the safest countries in the world and while overall crime and murder rates remain low, gang wars in major cities have claimed an increasing number of victims in recent years. On Saturday, two 15-year-olds were shot outside a pizza restaurant in Malmo in what police said appeared to be a gang conflict over control of the drug trade in the area.


  • Chinese state media praises Hong Kong police 'restraint' -

    Chinese state media praises Hong Kong police 'restraint'State media in China on Tuesday said the People's Liberation Army was on hand if necessary to support police in Hong Kong as it praised the force for its "restraint", the day after an unarmed pro-democracy protester was shot. The city witnessed one of the most violent days yet in five months of pro-democracy unrest on Monday, with a police officer shooting a masked student protester and a pro-Beijing man set on fire. "When necessary, the People's Armed Police Force and the People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison will back you up in accordance with the Basic Law," the commentary read, referring to Hong Kong's mini-constitution.


  • As snow moves toward East Coast, bitter cold hits Midwest -

    As snow moves toward East Coast, bitter cold hits MidwestMuch of the snow that was supposed to fall in the Midwest has come down and now it's time for the main event: Record-breaking cold. The National Weather Service said Tuesday and Wednesday may see record cold from the southern Plains to the Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes and beyond, thanks to what it calls an "arctic airmass" that started in Siberia and has been spilling over a big chunk of the Midwest and East Coast. There will still be plenty of snow into Tuesday in parts of the Northeast as the weather service reported the region may see up to a foot of snow, creating what it called "hazardous travel conditions." Meanwhile, temperatures were forecast below freezing as far south as the Texas Gulf Coast.


  • These Are the Shortest-Stopping Cars We've Ever Tested -

    These Are the Shortest-Stopping Cars We've Ever Tested


  • A black man was put in handcuffs after a police officer stopped him on a train platform because he was eating -

    A black man was put in handcuffs after a police officer stopped him on a train platform because he was eatingBay Area Rapid Transit police said Steve Foster, of Concord, California, violated state law by eating a sandwich on a BART station's platform.


  • 2020: Joe Biden edges ahead of opponents in New Hampshire poll -

    2020: Joe Biden edges ahead of opponents in New Hampshire pollThe poll shows the crowded Democratic field is still fluid in the early voting state but displays a consistent top tier of candidates.


  • America Wants To Innovate Its Way Out Of A War With Russia Or China (It May Not Work) -

    America Wants To Innovate Its Way Out Of A War With Russia Or China (It May Not Work)Russia and China have their own plans.


  • Saudi Arabia Gives First Permanent Residencies to Foreigners -

    Saudi Arabia Gives First Permanent Residencies to Foreigners(Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia granted 73 foreigners ?premium? residency under a new program to attract overseas investment by enabling selected people to buy property and do business without a Saudi sponsor.The kingdom received thousands of applications after offering permanent residency for 800,000 riyals ($213,000) or a one-year renewable permit for 100,000 riyals. The first batch of recipients come from 19 countries and include investors, doctors, engineers and financiers, according to a statement Monday from the government?s Premium Residency Center. It didn?t detail how many were granted permanent residency.The program, approved in May, is the latest sign of how the kingdom is rethinking the role for foreigners as it works to reduce the economy?s dependence on oil. It?s a landmark move in a region where many overseas workers are subject to some of the world?s most restrictive residency rules. The premium residencies also allow holders to switch jobs, exit the kingdom easily and sponsor visas for family members.The idea for a long-term Saudi residency was first floated in 2016 by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. At the time, he estimated the program would generate about $10 billion in annual revenue by 2020.While Saudi Arabia is seeking to encourage the affluent to stay, monthly fees imposed on foreign workers and their families, along with sluggish economic growth, have prompted hundreds of thousands of other expats to leave. Those levies are designed to spur private businesses to hire Saudi nationals as citizen unemployment hovers above 12%.To contact the reporter on this story: Vivian Nereim in Riyadh at vnereim@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Alaa Shahine at asalha@bloomberg.net, Mark Williams, Paul AbelskyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


  • Trump 'fighter' Jim Jordan likely won't get much airtime in impeachment hearings -

    Trump 'fighter' Jim Jordan likely won't get much airtime in impeachment hearingsFor all the hype surrounding the move by House Republicans to place Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio on the Intelligence Committee so he can be part of the public impeachment hearings, the conservative firebrand is not likely to have much of a role to play based on the rules governing the hearings.


  • Police Employees Charged in 911 Medical Fraud Ring -

    Police Employees Charged in 911 Medical Fraud RingNEW YORK -- For years, Angela Meyers, a 911 operator with the New York Police Department, fielded emergency calls, then filed reports about the calls within the department.But according to court documents, when someone called 911 after a car accident, Meyers did something else: She also passed victims' information to an insurance fraud ring in Queens.Meyers was one of six current and former New York Police Department employees charged in federal court Thursday with conspiracy and bribery. They are accused of being part of a citywide medical insurance fraud ring that sent thousands of car accident victims to specific health clinics, doctors and lawyers in exchange for kickbacks.Law enforcement officials arrested 27 people in connection with the scheme -- 23 of those were expected to appear in Manhattan federal court Thursday.A key component to the scheme were the five 911 operators and an active police officer, Yanaris Deleon, who provided victims' confidential contact information to the scheme's ringleaders, prosecutors said. Four of the five 911 operators were active employees; one had previously resigned, police said."There is no place for corruption within the NYPD," James P. O'Neill, the police commissioner, said in a statement. "By tarnishing the shield, as well as their sacred oaths, these employees will be held to the highest account the law provides."According to court documents, the 911 operators and Deleon provided victims' contact information to the scheme's fraudulent "call center."The call center would then contact those victims and coax them to visit prearranged medical clinics and lawyers, court documents say. Those call center offices would then pay the ringleader of the scheme, Anthony Rose, 51, in exchange for that information, according to authorities.Prosecutors said the department employees received thousands of dollars for their part in the scheme."These actions have undermined the integrity of our emergency and medical first responders," said Geoffrey S. Berman, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan. "This office is committed to rooting out corruption wherever it is found and will not rest until those who seek to profit by corrupting our public institutions are brought to justice."The fraud ring employed a network of people within hospitals, medical service providers and law enforcement. Rose, who is from Queens, ran the scheme from at least 2014 to November 2019, prosecutors said.As recently as June, Deleon texted Rose on encrypted messaging app WhatsApp and provided a list of "nearly two dozen names and telephone numbers" of accident victims, court documents said.Prosecutors estimate that as many as 60,000 car accident victims may have had their confidential information improperly disclosed.Rose ordered his co-conspirators to target car accident victims from low-income neighborhoods because they were more vulnerable, according to court documents. He told his fraudulent call center not to target victims in Manhattan, court documents said, because "those people got attorneys.""We need all the 'hood cases," Rose told the call center people, according to the documents. "We want all the bad neighborhoods."In addition to the Police Department sources, Rose also bribed employees at hospitals and medical centers to violate the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known as HIPAA, and disclose confidential patient information for car accident victims, the documents say.The investigation is continuing, prosecutors said.This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2019 The New York Times Company


  • Thousands join French march against Islamophobia -

    Thousands join French march against IslamophobiaOver 10,000 people turned out north of Paris on Sunday for a march against Islamophobia that drew criticism from both the government and the far right. The march was called by a number of individuals and organisations, including the Collective against Islamophobia in France (CCIF). It also came as the debate over the veil has been revived in France and against a background of several jihadist attacks in France in recent years.


  • EU unveils sanctions plan to hit Turkey over Cyprus drilling -

    EU unveils sanctions plan to hit Turkey over Cyprus drillingThe European Union on Monday unveiled a system for imposing sanctions on Turkey over its unauthorized gas drilling in Mediterranean waters off Cyprus but no Turkish companies or officials have yet been targeted. EU member countries can now come forward with names of those they think should be listed. Turkish warship-escorted drillships began exploratory drilling this summer in waters where EU-member Cyprus has exclusive economic rights, including areas where European energy companies are licensed to conduct a hydrocarbons search.


  • Now's Your Chance To Own A 2019 Petty?s Garage Warrior Mustang -

    Now's Your Chance To Own A 2019 Petty?s Garage Warrior MustangJust in time for Veteran's Day, Non-Military personnel have the opportunity to own one of these Special Edition Mustangs for the first time!Two years ago, Military Auto Source (MAS) teamed up with Petty?s Garage to offer performance enthusiasts an exclusive opportunity ? a new custom-built Warrior Edition Ford Mustang. The highly successful collaboration continued on for the 2018 model year, with a 2018 Petty?s Garage Warrior Mustang and F-150.These limited-edition Warrior vehicles were exclusively available only to troops deployed overseas, but due to enthusiasm from collectors, the Warrior Program has now been expanded with the unveiling of the 2019 Petty?s Garage Warrior Mustang. For the first time, you can purchase one of these incredible high-performance machines developed in recognition of our brave troops. With Veterans getting a discount of $1000 off their purchase if they buy one now. Features:*Edelbrock 2650TVS Supercharger/Whipple 3.0L Supercharger *Petty's Garage Aluminum Race Inspired Spoiler *Petty's Garage 3-Way Adjustable Coilovers*Petty's Garage Upper & Lower Mesh Grille with Billet Aluminum Badge *Petty's Garage Tail Panel Badge *Petty's Garage Windshield Banner *Petty's Garage Warrior Badging *Petty's Garage Warrior Leather Seats by Katzkin *Petty's Garage Window Etching *Petty's Garage Autographed Dash Badge *Petty's Garage Warrior Floor Mats *Petty's Garage Blue Shifter Knob *Petty's Garage I.D. Plate Petty's Garage Painted Stripe Package with Painted Lower Cladding *Petty's Garage Certificate of Authenticity *Available with Manual Transmission or Automatic*Exterior Colors Include Shadow Black, Oxford White, Ingot Silver MetallicThis is a breathtaking new opportunity! Reach the team using the contact forms here. The team will go through your options in our inventory. Veteran's get an extra $1000 discount. Go pick it up from Petty's Garage - actually meet the legend himself, Richard Petty, and have your car signed!With pre-negotiated military pricing on top of a guaranteed lowest price and warranty coverage that extends worldwide, the service MAS offers to our great warriors is already incredible, but if that?s not enough, they also offer a way to purchase a custom built and military exclusive vehicles.Don't miss out on your chance to bring one home to your garage! Start the buying process now.  Read More... * This Petty?s Garage Ford Mustang Is The Perfect Summer Muscle Car * Ultimate Road Going Richard Petty Dodge Challenger Up For Sale!


  • Explainer: Symbolic night with goddess to wrap up Japan emperor's accession rites -

    Explainer: Symbolic night with goddess to wrap up Japan emperor's accession ritesOn Thursday evening, Japan's Emperor Naruhito will dress in pure white robes and be ushered into a dark wooden hall for his last major enthronement rite: spending the night with a goddess. Centred on Amaterasu Omikami, the sun goddess from whom conservatives believe the emperor has descended, the "Daijosai" is the most overtly religious ceremony of the emperor's accession rituals after his father Akihito's abdication. Although Naruhito's grandfather Hirohito, in whose name soldiers fought World War Two, was later stripped of his divinity, the ritual continues.


  • Republican Rep. Will Hurd breaks with Trump, insists whistleblower remain anonymous -

    Republican Rep. Will Hurd breaks with Trump, insists whistleblower remain anonymousA Republican lawmaker on Sunday broke with the President Trump and fellow party members to reject the idea that the whistleblower whose complaint prompted an impeachment inquiry into the president should have to testify publicly.


  • The North Korean Threat Is Evolving: Here Come Pyongyang's Nuclear-Armed Submarines -

    The North Korean Threat Is Evolving: Here Come Pyongyang's Nuclear-Armed SubmarinesAmerica is vulnerable.


  • Gabbard Lawyers Demand Clinton Retract ?Defamatory? Russian Asset Comments -

    Gabbard Lawyers Demand Clinton Retract ?Defamatory? Russian Asset CommentsAttorneys for Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) on Monday demanded Hillary Clinton retract "defamatory" comments she made linking Gabbard to Russia."Your statement is defamatory, and we demand that you retract it immediately," the 2020 presidential candidate's lawyer wrote in in a letter obtained by The Hill, adding that Clinton should "immediately" renounce her remark.?I think they?ve got their eye on someone who?s currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate,? Clinton said last month on the Campaign HQ podcast without referring to Gabbard directly. ?She?s the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far.?Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill afterwards appeared to confirm she was referring to Gabbard, responding, "If the nesting doll fits," when asked whether Clinton had Gabbard in mind. After backlash, Merrill claimed that Clinton was referring to Republicans, not Russians, with the ?grooming? comment."It appears you may now be claiming that this statement is about Republicans (not Russians) grooming Gabbard," wrote Gabbard's lawyer. "But this makes no sense in light of what you actually said. After you made the statement linking Congresswoman Gabbard to the Russians, you (through your spokesman) doubled down on it with the Russian nesting dolls remark."Gabbard scorched the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee in her response to the remarks, calling Clinton on Twitter, "the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that sickened the Democratic Party for so long.""From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we know ? it was always you," Gabbard continued before challenging Clinton to "join the race directly."Gabbard has received bipartisan criticism over her anti-interventionist foreign policy, especially her view that Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad is "not an enemy" of the U.S.


  • Ex-Trump aide John Bolton has deal for book that may publish before 2020 election, reports say -

    Ex-Trump aide John Bolton has deal for book that may publish before 2020 election, reports sayThe same literary agency that represented James Comey and the anonymous author of "A Warning" helped John Bolton land a $2 million book deal.


  • South Korea President?s Biggest Headache Is Prosecutor He Picked -

    South Korea President?s Biggest Headache Is Prosecutor He Picked(Bloomberg) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in -- swept into office on a vow to clean up government after his predecessor was ousted for graft -- wanted a prosecutor who wouldn?t hesitate to go after the most powerful.Problem is, Moon may have gotten what he wished for in Yoon Seok-youl.Almost immediately after being appointed as the nation?s chief prosecutor in July, Yoon launched a series of probes that have rocked Moon?s two-year-old administration. The scandal has forced one justice minister to resign and helped push Moon?s approval rating to a record low -- just as he girds for an April parliamentary election that will shape the second half of his term.The investigations are only the latest in string of high-profile cases brought by Yoon, 58, over the years, including probes of two former presidents, a chief justice and the heads of Samsung Electronics Co. and Hyundai Motor Co. After then-President Park Geun-hye demoted Yoon, he joined the special prosecutor?s team whose findings laid the groundwork for her impeachment and removal.?I?m not loyal to anyone,? he famously told lawmakers when asked about one such probe in 2013.Adding to the intrigue is the fact that Yoon?s latest case involves a man whom Moon once predicted would make a ?fantastic duo? with the chief prosecutor: Former Justice Minster Cho Kuk. Last month, Cho was forced to resign after just five weeks on the job amid investigations into whether members of his family inflated college admission applications and improperly benefited from investments in a private equity fund.While Cho has denied wrongdoing and hasn?t been accused of any crimes, his wife and nephew have been indicted on various charges while his brother has been detained for questioning. Any expansion of Yoon?s probe to implicate him personally would pose problems for Moon, who decided to force through Cho?s appointment even after the investigations began. ?I don?t know what allegations I?ll be charged with but it seems like the indictment against me has already been planned,? Cho wrote on his Facebook page late Monday.?Moon?s presidency was empowered by high public expectations for clean government,? said Park Sung-min, head of MIN Consulting, a political consulting firm in Seoul. If Cho ?faces additional allegations related to his duty as part of the prosecutor?s probe into his family, Moon and the ruling party will receive a megablow,? he said.The investigations add a new worry for Moon on top of a slowing economy and a North Korean regime that has mocked his efforts to play a mediating role in nuclear talks with the U.S. The opposition Liberty Korea Party has drawn almost even with the ruling Democratic Party in some polls, raising the prospect that it could gain control of the National Assembly in April and stymie Moon?s agenda.Moon?s office declined to comment Monday, referring to remarks he made in Yoon?s presence Friday praising the prosecutor?s progress toward ?political neutrality.? Moon said it was important to establish a fair anti-corruption system that could endure after ?Yoon leaves office and regardless of who replaces him.?When announcing Yoon?s appointment, Moon praised him as ?a man of integrity who?s not swayed by pressure from power.? Still, the Yonhap News Agency quoted a Moon administration official in September as saying that the investigation was on a scale that would only be necessary for ?probing a conspiracy of a rebellion or completely mopping up the mafia.?The Supreme Prosecutors? Office declined a request for comment. When asked about the investigation during a parliamentary hearing last month, Yoon vowed to follow the facts: ?We prosecutors are not swayed by circumstances. We process the case only in accordance with principles and that?s what we?ll continue to do.?Yoon?s reputation for challenging authority goes back at least to his time in law school when he was forced to flee Seoul after participating in a mock trial in which he sought the death penalty against former coup-leader-turned-president Chun Doo-hwan. Back then, Yoon was known for belting out ?Ave Maria? and ?American Pie? in karaoke sessions, according to a person who has known him for more than 40 years.Yoon became a prosecutor at the relatively late age of 33 after failing the now-defunct annual bar exam eight times. His age and penchant for making bold speeches against powerful elites earned him the nickname ?Big Brother? among his fellow prosecutors.In 2006, Yoon displayed characteristic bravado in seeking the arrest of Hyundai Motor Chairman Chung Mong-koo -- one of the country?s most powerful corporate titans, who was later convicted and pardoned. Yoon is someone who wouldn?t let a friend get away with wrongdoing, according to the person who has known him for more than 40 years.The investigations into Cho?s family have dealt a blow to Moon?s plans to overhaul a prosecutorial system that long been seen in South Korea as a tool for the country?s political elite to suppress dissent. While Moon had hoped Yoon would help push through legislation to weaken his own office, the chief prosecutor has publicly disagreed with a key part of the plan: delegating more investigative decisions to the police.Shortly after Yoon took office, the welcome note on the Supreme Prosecutors? website was revised to include a pledge to ?always serve the public by sternly holding those who wield power accountable for their abuses and violence.?In remarks that take on new significance in light of Yoon?s subsequent investigations, Moon urged the incoming chief prosecutor in July not to shy away from inquiries involving his own administration.?I want you to be really strict, even should there be influence-peddling and corruption within my office, government or the ruling party,? he told Yoon. ?Thankfully, unlike the past, there hasn?t been a big, contemptible corruption case within my office, government or the ruling party yet.?(Adds comment from Cho in seventh paragraph.)\--With assistance from Jihye Lee.To contact the reporter on this story: Kanga Kong in Seoul at kkong50@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Peter Pae at ppae1@bloomberg.net;Brendan Scott at bscott66@bloomberg.netFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


  • China accuses US of using UN to 'meddle' in Tibet -

    China accuses US of using UN to 'meddle' in TibetChina accused the US on Monday of using the United Nations to "meddle" in Tibet, as Washington intensifies its bid to prevent Beijing from handpicking the Dalai Lama's successor. Last week, Sam Brownback, the United States' ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, said the US wanted the UN to take up the succession issue of the Tibetan spiritual leader. The choice of the Dalai Lama's successor "belongs to the Tibetan Buddhists and not the Chinese government", Brownback told AFP.


  • Jordan retakes lands leased by Israel in 1994 peace accord -

    Jordan retakes lands leased by Israel in 1994 peace accordJordan's king announced Sunday that his country is retaking "full sovereignty" over two pieces of land leased by Israel, reflecting the cool relations between the neighboring countries as they mark the 25th anniversary of their landmark peace deal. King Abdullah II had said last year that he wouldn't renew the parts of the 1994 treaty that gave Israel a 25-year lease of the two small areas, Baqura and Ghamr. "Today, I announce the expiration of the Peace Treaty annexes on Ghamr and al-Baqura and the imposition of our full sovereignty over every inch of those lands," he said.


  • Aides reportedly anticipated fallout from Biden's son's work in Ukraine back in 2014 but were shut down because Biden was consumed by grief -

    Aides reportedly anticipated fallout from Biden's son's work in Ukraine back in 2014 but were shut down because Biden was consumed by griefWhen news broke in 2014 that Hunter Biden had joined the board of Burisma, he was struggling with addiction and Beau Biden had brain cancer.


  • Resignation of Morales, last of 'pink tide,' polarizes Latin America -

    Resignation of Morales, last of 'pink tide,' polarizes Latin AmericaThe resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales, the last serving member of the 'pink tide' of leftist leaders that swept Latin America two decades ago, polarized governments across the region on Sunday, with presidents from Venezuela to Argentina denouncing a "coup" and others cheering his exit. Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous leader, ended his 14-year rule after allies deserted him following weeks of protests over a disputed Oct. 20 election that has roiled the Andean nation. Right-leaning governments in Latin America, among them Colombia and Peru, called on the Bolivian state to ensure new elections would be lawful.


  • Shootings, blasts prompt Denmark to tighten border controls -

    Shootings, blasts prompt Denmark to tighten border controlsDenmark will temporarily reinstate border controls with Sweden and step up police work along the border after a series of violent crimes and explosions around Copenhagen that Danish authorities say were carried out by perpetrators from Sweden. The checks, which start Tuesday for six months, will take place at the Oresund Bridge between Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmo, and at ferry ports.


  • Scott Walker objects to 'holiday tree' and Twitter critics let him have it -

    Scott Walker objects to 'holiday tree' and Twitter critics let him have itDemocratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers unveiled a holiday tree in the state Capitol last week, and his predecessor did not respond well. Scott Walker and other Republicans in the state used the ?holiday tree? to revive the old "War on Christmas" talking points common in right-wing circles.


  • Forget F-35 and F-22s: This Might be the Most Important Plane in the U.S. Air Force -

    Forget F-35 and F-22s: This Might be the Most Important Plane in the U.S. Air ForceA vital new plane.


  • Douglas MacArthur Is One of America's Most Famous Generals. He's Also the Most Overrated -

    Douglas MacArthur Is One of America's Most Famous Generals. He's Also the Most OverratedHe might be one of President Trump's favorite generals, but as Hampton Sides writes, Douglas MacArthur was far from a military genius.


  • Poland Rebukes Netflix After ?Terrible Mistake? on Holocaust -

    Poland Rebukes Netflix After ?Terrible Mistake? on Holocaust(Bloomberg) -- Poland?s prime minister wrote an official letter to Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings requesting that the media streaming company correct facts about the Holocaust in its ?The Devil Next Door? documentary series.The European Union member lurched into the international spotlight last year after its nationalist ruling Law & Justice party outlawed the phrase ?Polish death camps.? It also criminalized suggesting that the nation was complicit in the mass murder of Jews and other people by the Nazis during their occupation of the country in World War II.A Netflix spokesperson said the company is ?aware of the concerns? about the show and is ?urgently looking into the matter? after Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote to Hastings.Morawiecki called out Netflix for what he called ?a terrible mistake? in the five-part series. The show focuses on John Demjanjuk, a retired Ford Motor Co. auto mechanic who was stripped of his U.S. citizenship and convicted by a German criminal court for aiding in the murder of Jews during the Holocaust.The series showed a map of death camps that said they were located in Poland, using the country?s current borders.The Polish government has repeatedly pushed for commentary on the death camps to label them as being operated by the Nazis in ?German-occupied Poland,? because the eastern European nation had no government of its own on its home soil after the invasion of Adolf Hitler?s forces.?Not only is the map incorrect, but it deceives viewers into believing that Poland was responsible for establishing and maintaining these camps,? Morawiecki wrote, saying he believed it was an ?unintentional? mistake. ?Today, we still owe this truth to the victims of World War II.?Morawiecki enclosed a 1942 map in the letter, which was backed by a comment from the Auschwitz Memorial saying that ?more accuracy? should have been expected from the production.(Updates with details of complaint in sixth paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Maciej Martewicz in Warsaw at mmartewicz@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wojciech Moskwa at wmoskwa@bloomberg.net, Michael WinfreyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


  • A Closer Look at the Beautified Architectural Revolution Within China -

    A Closer Look at the Beautified Architectural Revolution Within China


  • Rocket fire after Israeli Gaza strike kills Palestinian commander -

    Rocket fire after Israeli Gaza strike kills Palestinian commanderIsrael's military killed a commander of Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a strike on his home in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, prompting retaliatory rocket fire and fears of a severe escalation in violence. Separately in Damascus, Syrian state media reported that an Israeli strike hit the home of another Islamic Jihad militant, killing his son and another person. Israel had not commented on that strike.


  • Missing for 75 years, WWII submarine found after translation error discovered -

    Missing for 75 years, WWII submarine found after translation error discoveredThe USS Grayback, a World War II sub, sank in February 1944 and had been missing ever since. A team of explorers just found it off the coast of Japan.


  • Amazon's $1.5 million political gambit backfires in Seattle City Council election -

    Amazon's $1.5 million political gambit backfires in Seattle City Council electionSeattle voters, in a rebuke to heavy corporate campaign spending by Amazon.com, have kept progressives firmly in control of their city council, reviving chances for a tax on big businesses that the tech giant helped fend off last year. Amazon poured a record $1.5 million into a Super PAC run by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce to back a slate of candidates in the Nov. 5 council elections viewed as pro-business, or at least more corporate friendly than the incumbent council majority. Amazon, the world's leading online retailer whose chief executive is billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, accounted for more than half of nearly $2.7 million raised by the Super PAC, a group allowed to accept unlimited sums from wealthy donors in support of their favorite candidates.


  • Briton who helped found Syria's White Helmets dies in Turkey -

    Briton who helped found Syria's White Helmets dies in TurkeyA former British army officer who helped found the White Helmets volunteer organization in Syria was found dead in Istanbul early Monday, Turkish officials and the group said. James Le Mesurier's body was found near his home in the Beyoglu district by worshippers on their way to a mosque, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. The Istanbul governor's office said "comprehensive administrative and judicial investigations" had been initiated into Le Mesurier's death.


  • Airlines are flying tons of unneeded fuel around the world to save as little as $52 by not filling up in countries with higher prices -

    Airlines are flying tons of unneeded fuel around the world to save as little as $52 by not filling up in countries with higher pricesThe practice, called fuel tankering, gives airlines an often tiny saving at the cost of much-larger carbon emissions, BBC's 'Panorama' said.


  • Study This Picture: China's J-10 Fighter Is One Tough Fighter Jet -

    Study This Picture: China's J-10 Fighter Is One Tough Fighter JetA big deal?


  • 'US creates monsters': Trump talk of war on Mexico cartels echoes past failures -

    'US creates monsters': Trump talk of war on Mexico cartels echoes past failuresAfter the massacre of a US family, the president offered to help ?cleaning out these monsters? but previous interventions have brought little peaceMexican soldiers walk next to the site of the incineration of 23.5 tons of cocaine in Manzanillo in 2007, a week after the Mexican and US governments announced a joint security plan that included a Mexican pledge to step up the fight against organized crime, especially drug trafficking. Photograph: Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty ImagesAfter nine members of a Mormon family with US/Mexican citizenship were slaughtered by gunmen, Donald Trump reacted by urging his Mexican counterpart to let him sort out the drug cartels.?If Mexico needs or requests help cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively,? the US president tweeted on Tuesday, after news broke of the massacre ? the latest in a series of extremely violent events across the country.?This is the time to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth.?Trump?s proposal was never going to enthuse Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a leftwing nationalist with pacifist tendencies, who firmly ? if politely ? turned it down.But it was echoed in a Wall Street Journal editorial, and in a New York Times opinion piece that called for an ?Iraq-style ?surge? to save Mexico?.Previous US efforts to help Mexico fight crime have often been developed without serious diagnosis of the situation on the ground. And even when crime-fighting aid has been designed with care and good intentions, success has been limited.?You can?t understand US collaboration with a Mexican filter, you have to read it with a Washington filter,? says Javier Oliva, a national security expert at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. ?Mexico just isn?t important [to the US] in its own right.?The result has often been US political objectives driving actions in Mexico ? with little thought for the consequences on the ground.When an undercover DEA agent called Kiki Camarena was abducted in Guadalajara and tortured to death in 1985, the Reagan administration came close to shutting down the border, and piled intense pressure on the Mexican authorities to take down the country?s top tier of traffickers.Members of the Mexican army patrol outside the prison in Jalisco state before the release in 2013 of cartel boss Rafael Caro Quintero ? who masterminded the kidnap and murder of the US anti-drug agent Kiki Camarena. Photograph: Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty ImagesFor the US, the crackdown sent a message to the world not to mess with the DEA.In Mexico, meanwhile, it sparked a generational power struggle within the cartels and the emergence of regional organizations that took trafficking to new heights ? and triggered a round of bitter turf wars.Calderón sends in the armyMexico?s ?war on drugs? began in late 2006 when the president at the time, Felipe Calderón, ordered thousands of troops onto the streets in response to an explosion of horrific violence in his native state of Michoacán.Calderón hoped to smash the drug cartels with his heavily militarized onslaught but the approach was counter-productive and exacted a catastrophic human toll. As Mexico?s military went on the offensive, the body count sky-rocketed to new heights and tens of thousands were forced from their homes, disappeared or killed.Kingpin strategySimultaneously Calderón also began pursuing the so-called ?kingpin strategy? by which authorities sought to decapitate the cartels by targeting their leaders.That policy resulted in some high-profile scalps ? notably Arturo Beltrán Leyva who was gunned down by Mexican marines in 2009 ? but also did little to bring peace. In fact, many believe such tactics served only to pulverize the world of organized crime, creating even more violence as new, less predictable factions squabbled for their piece of the pie.Under Calderón?s successor, Enrique Peña Nieto, the government?s rhetoric on crime softened as Mexico sought to shed its reputation as the headquarters of some the world?s most murderous mafia groups.But Calderón?s policies largely survived, with authorities targeting prominent cartel leaders such as Sinaloa?s Joaquín ?El Chapo? Guzmán.When ?El Chapo? was arrested in early 2016, Mexico?s president bragged: ?Mission accomplished?. But the violence went on. By the time Peña Nieto left office in 2018, Mexico had suffered another record year of murders, with nearly 36,000 people slain."Hugs not bullets"The leftwing populist Andrés Manuel López Obrador took power in December, promising a dramatic change in tactics. López Obrador, or Amlo as most call him, vowed to attack the social roots of crime, offering vocational training to more than 2.3 million disadvantaged young people at risk of being ensnared by the cartels. ?It will be virtually impossible to achieve peace without justice and [social] welfare,? Amlo said, promising to slash the murder rate from an average of 89 killings per day with his ?hugs not bullets? doctrine.Amlo also pledged to chair daily 6am security meetings and create a 60,000 strong "National Guard". But those measures have yet to pay off, with the new security force used mostly to hunt Central American migrants.Mexico now suffers an average of about 96 murders per day, with nearly 29,000 people killed since Amlo took office.When President Felipe Calderón took office in 2006 he launched a military-led offensive to control these escalating conflicts. He sought US backing for this strategy, negotiating an agreement called the Mérida Initiative with George W Bush that was signed in 2007.That deal opened an unprecedented period of bilateral security collaboration ? but it proved no more helpful in bringing cartels to heel than ad hoc US pressure had done before.Under Bush, the Mérida Initiative channelled military hardware into Calderón?s war, prompting a backlash that sent violence spiralling and encouraged cartels to embed themselves ever more deeply into corrupt political and business networks.Then, with Barack Obama in the White House, resources were refocused on an overhaul of Mexico?s abusive criminal justice system. This did make miscarriages of justice slightly less routine ? but it did nothing to ensure more criminals were charged and convicted.?The main reason the armed conflict in Mexico has become ever more lethal and difficult to control in the last 15 years is impunity,? says Falko Ernst, Mexico analyst with the International Crisis Group. ?It is still more than 95%,? meaning the vast majority of violent crimes go unpunished.The one aspect of US support that has clearly fulfilled its brief has been the pursuit of top narcos under the ?kingpin strategy? that was wholeheartedly embraced by Calderón and his successor President Enrique Peña Nieto, who left office last year.Their administrations typically took credit for a constant trickle of high-profile arrests, though DEA involvement was often key.But even the capture and eventual extradition of the man described as the world?s biggest drug dealer ? Joaquín ?El Chapo? Guzmán? ? barely dented the power of organized crime back in Mexico.El Chapo?s own Sinaloa cartel proved itself strong enough to besiege the entire northern city of Culiacán last month, forcing soldiers to back down after they briefly detained one of Guzmán?s sons.Which is why Mónica Serrano, a security expert from the Colmex thinktank, argues that if Trump really wants to help, his priorities should be ?more enlightened? drug policies that slash cartel profits, and new gun laws that restrict their ability to build up terrifying arsenals.?Without in any way understating the policy failures in Mexico that have aggravated and exacerbated the situation, the truth is that it is the US that creates the monsters.? she says. ?And monstrous situations.?


  • Theater Performers Stabbed During Show in Saudi Arabia -

    Theater Performers Stabbed During Show in Saudi Arabia(Bloomberg) -- Three theater performers were stabbed during a live performance in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, police said early on Tuesday.The assailant, a 33-year-old Yemeni resident, stormed the stage and stabbed a woman and two men, a police spokesman was cited as saying by the state-run Saudi Press Agency. The performers were treated for superficial wounds and are in stable condition. Police apprehended the assailant, the spokesman said. The nationality of the victims is still unknown.Read: Things Not Always What They Seem as Saudi Arabia Loosens UpWhile police didn?t cite the motive for the attack, it comes as the conservative kingdom undergoes a drastic overhaul of its social norms spearheaded by its young crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. Saudis have been granted freedoms that include the loosening of rules on women?s attire and travel as well as the mixing of genders as part of a plan to wean the economy off oil.To contact the reporter on this story: Abbas Al Lawati in Dubai at aallawati6@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Shaji Mathew at shajimathew@bloomberg.net, Riad HamadeFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


  • Scandal-hit Nissan's profits crash amid lower global sales -

    Scandal-hit Nissan's profits crash amid lower global salesJapanese automaker Nissan reported Tuesday that its July-September profit tumbled to half of what it earned the year before as sales and brand power crumbled following the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. Yokohama-based Nissan Motor Co.'s fiscal second quarter profit totaled 59 billion yen ($541 million), down from 130 billion yen in 2018. Quarterly sales slipped nearly 7% to 2.6 trillion yen ($24 billion), falling globalling, including in the key U.S., European and Japanese markets.


  • What slowdown? Chinese spend big in 'Singles' Day' shopping spree -

    What slowdown? Chinese spend big in 'Singles' Day' shopping spreeChinese consumers closed in on a new spending record Monday during the annual "Singles' Day" frenzy, the world's biggest 24-hour shopping event, which kicked off this year with a glitzy show by US megastar Taylor Swift. E-commerce leader Alibaba said that within the first 12 hours, nearly 192 billion yuan ($27.4 billion) had been spent -- apparently on pace to shatter last year's full 24-hour record of $30.7 billion. China's economy is in the midst of an extended slowdown, exacerbated by the trade war with the United States, and the Singles' Day fire sale is viewed as a snapshot of consumer sentiment in the world's second-biggest economy.


  • Nikki Haley Is the Latest ?Adult in the Room? to Exit With Pie on Her Face -

    Nikki Haley Is the Latest ?Adult in the Room? to Exit With Pie on Her FaceREUTERSIn her new book, Nikki Haley writes that members of Trump? senior staff tried to recruit her to "save the country.?Unfortunately, she decided against it.?Kelly and Tillerson confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren?t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country,? Haley writes in With All Due Respect, according to the Washington Post, which obtained an early copy.?It was their decisions, not the president?s, that were in the best interests of America, they said. The president didn?t know what he was doing,? Haley continued.It?s unfortunate that Haley chose to put her personal political ambitions ahead of trying to save the country. What is more, her unfortunate choice to pander to this audience of one (Trump) is unlikely to even help her politically. It?s unclear from the Post?s account of Haley?s book exactly what Kelly and Tillerson were hoping to slow down or mitigate, but since their departure, Trump has ordered a precipitous withdrawal from Syria (abandoning the Kurds and risking the escape of ISIS militants), and tried to coerce the president of Ukraine to announce an investigation of Hunter Biden.Nikki Haley: Top Trump Aides Tried to Recruit Me to Help Subvert the PresidentHaley addressed the Ukraine quid pro quo in an interview with the Post: ?Do I think the president did something that warrants impeachment? No, because the aid flowed,? Haley said. ?And, in turn, the Ukrainians didn?t follow up with the investigation.?With all due respect, that?s BS. After holding nearly $400 million all summer, the ?aid flowed? on September 11, just after the inspector general informed the House Intel Committee about the whistleblower complaint. What is more, Ukrainian president Zelensky planned to announce his investigation into Hunter Biden on September 13?an announcement that was scuttled when Trump released the funds two days earlier. In making this bogus argument, Haley is parroting the talking points employed by Kellyanne Conway last week. I?d thought Haley was better than that. I was wrong. She was one of the heroes in my 2016 book, Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Went from the Party of Reagan to the Party of Trump. Even after accepting a job in the Trump administration as ambassador to the United Nations, I hoped Haley could walk the tightrope of maintaining her dignity and reputation as a serious conservative while remaining relevant in a party that has become dramatically more populist and nationalistic in the Trump era. Although she pulled it off longer than almost anyone else, she?s fallen off. Since going to work for Trump, she has gushed about Turning Point USA's Charlie Kirk, said she is "proud" of Diamond and Silk, and called Jared Kushner a "hidden genius." Weak!It?s really hard to take Haley seriously now, as she praises Trump in her book while taking a few cautious shots at specific actions. You can?t cut her much slack, because?unlike some Trump sycophants?it?s clear that Haley knows better, yet is bowing to Trumpism to advance her political career. Maybe it?ll work, but I doubt it. Erstwhile ?thoughtful? conservatives like Haley (and Marco Rubio and Ben Sasse) have learned the wrong lessons from Trump. The lesson they learned is that there is not a large constituency for Buckelyite conservatism. But while there?s sadly some truth to that, they ignored the bigger lesson of Trump, which is that unabashed authenticity covers a multitude of sins, while voters can spot phoniness and weakness a mile away. In caving to Trump, Haley has sacrificed the one thing she will need more than anything: Authenticity. That?s too bad. If and when the GOP ever discovers that it has to win over suburban soccer moms to be politically viable, they will wish they had someone like the 2016 version of Nikki Haley to turn to. Maybe she could even help save the country. Unfortunately, that person no longer exists. What we're left with is a woman who has alienated those of us who used to respect her, yet will never be crazy enough for those Trump supporters who will never forget (or forgive) who she used to be. It?s a shame. She could have been a hero. Or, at least, a contender.Nikki Haley?s Dark-Money Group Looks to Raise Over $9MRead more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


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  • UK Labour Party targeted in large-scale cyber attack ahead of election -

    UK Labour Party targeted in large-scale cyber attack ahead of electionBritain's opposition Labour Party said on Tuesday it was subject to a large-scale cyber attack on its digital platforms but that it was confident no data breach occurred just weeks before a national election. A spokesman for the party said Labour had reported the attack to the National Cyber Security Centre and that while the attack had "slowed down some of our campaign activities", they had been restored earlier on Tuesday. Britain's security services have warned about the risk of cyber-attacks by Russia and other countries, including during elections, when both the country's main parties launch online campaigns to target their messages to the voting public.


  • San Diego State University suspends 14 campus fraternities after 'devastating' death of freshman student -

    San Diego State University suspends 14 campus fraternities after 'devastating' death of freshman studentSan Diego State freshman Dylan Hernandez died after attending a fraternity event, the school announced Monday.


  • Russia's F-35 Killer: Report Claims S-500 Air Defense System Was 'Tested' in Syria -

    Russia's F-35 Killer: Report Claims S-500 Air Defense System Was 'Tested' in SyriaA defense industry source told Russian news outlet Izvestia last month that the S-500 recently underwent field testing in Syria, where the Russian Aerospace Forces continue to maintain a significant presence. Moscow denied it--but won't dey what they think this air defense platform could do in battle.


  • Mexico makes arrests in last week's massacre of 3 women, 6 children -

    Mexico makes arrests in last week's massacre of 3 women, 6 childrenMexico has made an unspecified number of arrests in last week's massacre of three women and six children of dual U.S-Mexican nationality in the north of the country, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said on Monday. "There have been arrests, but it's not up to us to give information," Durazo told reporters in Mexico City.


  • Kavanaugh Makes Rare Public Foray for Group Vetting Trump Judges -

    Kavanaugh Makes Rare Public Foray for Group Vetting Trump Judges(Bloomberg) -- Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has done his best to keep a low profile in the 13 months since one of the most polarizing Senate confirmation fights in U.S. history.From the bench, his questions have been evenhanded and his opinions have been measured. His public appearances have been rare.But Kavanaugh will be back in the spotlight when he gives the featured dinner speech on Thursday at the annual Washington convention of the Federalist Society, the powerful conservative legal group that helped put him on the court.The appearance, in front of an organization Kavanaugh joined in 1988 as a law student, will offer a reminder of his professional roots and help showcase the group?s success in helping load the federal courts with conservative judges -- one of President Donald Trump?s signature achievements.It will also provide a fresh indication of how the Supreme Court?s most controversial justice will navigate the raw feelings that remain after his nomination by Trump and narrow Senate confirmation in the face of sexual assault allegations.About 2,300 people are expected to attend the Antonin Scalia Memorial Dinner, a black-tie-optional event that brings legal luminaries to the cavernous Main Hall of Washington?s Union Station every year. The event will be open to the media, though broadcast coverage will be prohibited.When many Americans last saw Kavanaugh, he was at his Senate confirmation hearing angrily and tearfully denying that he had assaulted Christine Blasey Ford decades ago when both were teenagers.?This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election,? Kavanaugh said, with rage that would later be lampooned by actor Matt Damon on ?Saturday Night Live.?He was confirmed on a 50-48 vote.?Gracious? JusticeThat Brett Kavanaugh bears little resemblance to the one who now sits at one end of the Supreme Court bench, seen only by the few hundred people who typically attend its camera-free argument sessions.Kavanaugh tends to politely challenge both sides during arguments, almost always without tipping his hand on his own views. He often chats amicably with Justice Elena Kagan, who sits to his right and seems to have far more to discuss with him than with Justice Samuel Alito on her other side.?He seems quite comfortable,? said Carter Phillips, a veteran Supreme Court lawyer at Sidley Austin. ?He?s very gracious, extremely well-prepared. His questions are good.?Kavanaugh?s written opinions have generally been measured. Though he has almost always voted with his conservative colleagues when the court splits along ideological lines, he has eschewed the sweeping rhetoric of Trump?s other Supreme Court appointee, Neil Gorsuch. On occasion, Kavanaugh has written separate opinions to describe his position as a limited one.?He appears more cautious and pragmatic than Gorsuch, but it?s too early to tell too much,? said Jonathan Adler, a professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.Kavanaugh?s colleagues have publicly welcomed him and said they don?t harbor any ill feelings.?We are all human beings, we all have pasts,? Justice Sonia Sotomayor told a judicial conference in September, according to the Wall Street Journal. ?Now whether things occurred or didn?t occur, all of that is irrelevant.?Female ClerksJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg praised Kavanaugh for hiring four women to serve as his law clerks for his first term, something no justice had done in any term.That decision is as close as Kavanaugh has come to publicly addressing the confirmation controversy since he joined the court.?It was all women, and I think that was not coincidental,? said Melissa Murray, a New York University law professor who testified during the confirmation hearing that she was concerned Kavanaugh would vote to overturn abortion rights. ?I think it was intended to be a rebuttal to those who believe those allegations, took those allegations seriously. I think he wanted to sort of counteract the perception that might have been left after the confirmation hearing.?For the public at large, Kavanaugh remains a polarizing figure -- far more so than his longer-serving colleagues. A Marquette Law School poll conducted in September found that 32% of respondents had an unfavorable view of Kavanaugh, with 26% holding a favorable view. No other justice had an unfavorable rating higher than 23%.Though he has met privately with smaller groups, the Federalist Society speech will mark only the second time Kavanaugh has spoken publicly outside the court since the White House ceremony that followed his October 2018 confirmation. Kavanaugh appeared in May with the man he succeeded, Justice Anthony Kennedy, before a conference of judges and lawyers.Standing OvationKavanaugh?s reception at the Federalist Society event is all but certain to be positive, probably overwhelmingly so, though it?s possible he?ll face protests.?I expect he?ll get a very warm reception,? said Adler, a Federalist Society member who plans to attend.Kavanaugh got a lengthy standing ovation when he arrived for last year?s dinner, which took place less than six weeks after the Senate vote. He opted not to give a talk at that event, instead agreeing to speak this year, according to two people familiar with the planning.The Federalist Society?s executive vice president, Leonard Leo, has served as a key adviser to Trump on judicial nominations. Leo declined to be interviewed about Kavanaugh?s work on the court, saying he generally doesn?t comment on individual justices.The dinner is part of a three-day program that features speeches by Gorsuch and Attorney General Bill Barr as well as panel discussions on a plethora of legal topics.?I think it is meaningful that he?s choosing to make a debut of sorts at this particular venue,? Murray said.Chances are Kavanaugh?s speech will steer clear of any discussion of the confirmation controversy. He probably will at least touch on the judicial philosophy that made him a Federalist Society favorite in the first place. He might show the side of himself that promised at his confirmation hearing to be part of a ?team of nine? on the court.?I think it will be different than it was in his last public appearance,? said Phillips with a laugh. ?He is by nature a gracious and even-tempered person. I expect that that?s the way he will come across.?To contact the reporter on this story: Greg Stohr in Washington at gstohr@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Joe Sobczyk at jsobczyk@bloomberg.net, John Harney, Laurie AsséoFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


  • Record: Officer tried to keep victims quiet after cop threat -

    Record: Officer tried to keep victims quiet after cop threatAn off-duty Kansas police officer who was sentenced to probation for drunkenly threatening to shoot a bar server was initially allowed to keep his service weapon after a responding officer urged witnesses not to press charges, according to court records. The Kansas City Star obtained the records after a state agency revoked former Kansas City police officer Robert Ward's law enforcement license last month. Court records say Ward told the server: "I have my gun on me.


  • World Bank scales back Uighur school project in China -

    World Bank scales back Uighur school project in ChinaThe World Bank announced Monday it was cutting back a vocational education project in China's Xinjiang province, even though an internal investigation did not back up claims the scheme was linked to the mistreatment of minority Muslim Uighurs. "In light of the risks associated with the partner schools, which are widely dispersed and difficult to monitor, the scope and footprint of the project is being reduced," the World Bank said in a statement.


  • AOC brings star power to Iowa for Sanders -

    AOC brings star power to Iowa for SandersGabriela Barajas? friends dragged her to the rally with Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The 19-year-old had never gone to a campaign event before, and she had no idea who she?d support in the Democratic primary. ?I?m speechless right now,? she said as her friends bolted toward her with a freshly snapped selfie with Ocasio-Cortez in hand.


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