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Obama on Iran payment: ‘We do not pay ransom’ – CNNPolitics.com

The Obama administration has repeatedly rejected GOP accusations that the cash — part of a $1.7 billion agreement to settle a decades-old arms deal dispute — was meant to grease the release of four US prisoners who were freed in January when Tehran implemented a landmark nuclear deal. A fifth US prisoner was released separately.Secretary […]

Obama Should Cancel Trump’s Intelligence Briefings | Foreign Policy

It is worth asking why the intelligence community bothers at all with briefing candidates during the election. Candidates are usually pretty busy, what with trying to win an election to the country’s most powerful office. Given the challenge of scheduling a briefing in between campaign stops, often the first meeting won’t happen until well into […]

Senate passes cybercrime bill after numerous tweaks – The Express Tribune

A Senate standing committee has proposed 47 amendments to the bill passed earlier by the lower house on April 13. With eight more amendments proposed on Friday by Aitzaz Ahsan, Shibli Faraz and Sherry Rehman, the total amendments proposed by opposition jumped to 55.The bill seeks punishment for facilitating hate speech, cyber terrorism, illegal issuance […]

Soldiers of Odin, Europe’s Notorious Anti-Immigration Group, Is Beginning to Form Cells in Canada | VICE | United States

Soldiers of Odin, Europe’s Notorious Anti-Immigration Group, Is Beginning to Form Cells in Canada | VICE | United States – Operating in a structure very similar to a motorcycle club, the group has opened chapters in Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, British Columbia, and possibly more in the past two months. This was […]

Gaza Hamas leaders seek ‘new era’ with Egypt after accusations | Reuters – Firstpost

Egypt accused Hamas of involvement in last year’s assassination of Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat. Hamas rejected the claim as “politically motivated”. Egypt, historically the Palestinians’ major backer, has brokered several truces between Israel and Gaza factions and tried to heal past rifts between rival Palestinian factions. But it has intensified a blockade of Gaza by […]

Sextortionist government worker gets nearly 5 years in the slammer – Naked Security

He ran his predatory scams from his official, government-issued computer for more than two years, posing as a member of the fictional Google “Account Deletion Team.” He used aliases including “David Anderson” and “John Parsons”, telling victims that their email accounts would be deleted if they didn’t respond. Once he’d gained access to their Gmail […]

Obama blithely sells out his allies and millions of Syrians in legacy interview

In the last months of his administration, President Barack Obama is giving interviews to explain how everyone else is to blame for the five-year Syrian conflict – which has supplanted the Israeli-Palestinian issue as the region’s destabilising centre and shows no sign of receding. Rather than evaluate what could be done to mitigate the damage, […]

Family of Aaron Winston, injured in custody want answers; police investigate | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WBFF

Before Davis spoke out Thursday, Winston’s parents and supporters rallied outside Power Plant Live in downtown Baltimore, the place where they say police brutalized their son. Renee Winston says her son’s “arm is broken in three places. It even popped out of its socket,” Winston said. They were injuries, she says, that required surgery. Winston […]

2 children killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza – Palestinian media — RT News

The Israeli Air Force launched an airstrike on Hamas bases on Saturday, March 12, in which a 10-year-boy who lived next to one of the targets was killed, Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said, according to AFP. His six-year-old sister died later of her injuries, local media reported. Their elder brother, 13, suffered moderate […]

Nobody Knows the Identities of the 150 People Killed by U.S. in Somalia, but Most Are Certain They Deserved It

Nonetheless, most U.S. media reports contained nothing more than quotes from U.S. officials about what happened, conveyed uncritically and with no skepticism of their accuracy: The dead “fighters … were assembled for what American officials believe was a graduation ceremony and prelude to an imminent attack against American troops,” pronounced the New York Times. So, […]

Media Highlight Trump’s Role In Inspiring Violence At His Events | Research | Media Matters for America

Michael Yates: “Clinton is an active war criminal and has done a great deal of damage in the world” – American Herald Tribune

“Bernie has not only urged Vermonters to vote “yes” in union representation elections like CWA’s 1994 campaign among 1,500 telephone company call center workers, he would annually convene meetings of local labor activists to help them develop more successful union-building strategies. To stimulate new rank-and-file thinking, Sanders and his staff invited out-of-state labor speakers who […]

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