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Palestinians outraged by Trump’s ‘blackmail’ to cut funding

Palestinians outraged by Trump’s ‘blackmail’ to cut funding

A senior Palestinian leader has expressed outrage at President Donald Trump’s threat to cut funding to the Palestinian Authority, calling his tweets “blackmail.” Hanan Ashrawi said in a statement on Wednesday that Trump “single-handedly destroyed the very foundations of peace” by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last month. She says the Palestinians “will not be blackmailed”. She […]

Obama named man most admired by Americans

Obama named man most admired by Americans

US President Donald Trump, a prickly purveyor of poll numbers, is not going to like this one bit — Americans have voted his predecessor Barack Obama as the most admired man for the 10th year in a row, according to Gallup. Trump trailed Obama, and they were followed by Pope Francis, evangelist Bill Graham, John […]

SpaceX rocket dazzles in California sky as it transports 10 satellites into space

SpaceX rocket dazzles in California sky as it transports 10 satellites into space

A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Friday, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space. The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg air force base, carrying the latest batch of satellites for Iridium Communications. The launch in the setting sun created a shining, billowing […]

US will provide anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, State Dept. official says

US will provide anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, State Dept. official says

The US is going to provide anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, a senior State Department official told CNN. The State Department officially announced Friday evening that the US was going to provide Ukraine with “enhanced defensive capabilities as part of our effort to help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity, to defend its sovereignty and territorial […]

Trump threatens to cut aid to U.N. members over Jerusalem vote

Trump threatens to cut aid to U.N. members over Jerusalem vote

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favor of a draft United Nations resolution calling for the United States to withdraw its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, […]

Pentagon admits to running a secret multi-million-dollar UFO program

Pentagon admits to running a secret multi-million-dollar UFO program

The Pentagon has admitted that, up until 2012, it was running a long-secret investigation into unidentified flying objects, or UFOs. The multi-million-dollar investigation was kept hush-hush from when it was established in 2007 up until 2012. The program was allocated $US22 million in annual funding secretly tucked away in US Defence Department budgets worth hundreds […]

ISIS weapons arsenal included some purchased by U.S. government

ISIS weapons arsenal included some purchased by U.S. government

LONDON — Some weapons bought by the U.S. military in 2015 ended up in the hands of Islamic State fighters within two months, according to a report released Thursday. The findings, by Conflict Armament Research (CAR), an independent arms-tracking organization, are based on three years of meticulous documentation of weapons recovered from ISIS on the battlefields of […]

USA Today bashes Trump as ‘not fit to clean the toilets’ in Obama’s presidential library

USA Today bashes Trump as ‘not fit to clean the toilets’ in Obama’s presidential library

USA Today isn’t known for its blistering op-eds. Which makes the one the paper’s editorial board just published on President Donald Trump all the more savage. “With his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President Trump has shown he is not fit for office,” reads the editorial. “Rock […]

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