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Business-First GOP Prepares Post-Election Border-Wall Trap for Trump
Business-first GOP leaders are walking President Donald Trump into a post-election trap where he will be forced to approve more wage-cutting visa-worker programs if he wants an extra $3.4 billion for his border wall. The cheap-labor legislation which is in the draft House appropriations bill would dramatically expand several visa-worker programs which suppress blue-collar wages…
Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in prison for lying to the FBI
George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy aide to President Donald Trump's campaign, has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for lying to the FBI. The sentence was imposed Friday in federal court in Washington, DC. In addition to prison, a federal judge ordered Papadopoulos to pay a $9,500 fine and complete 300 hours of…
Murdered Russian ‘believed he was poisoned’
Image copyright PA Image caption Nikolai Glushkov was found murdered in his London home in March of this year A Russian who was murdered in Britain last March believed two men from Moscow had tried to poison him five years earlier, it has been reported. Nikolai Glushkov was found apparently strangled in his home in…
Experimental glider smashes record for high-altitude flight
“The biggest impression is, it's a long ways down from up here,” one of the pilots, Jim Payne, said after the record-setting flight, which was one in a series of test flights sponsored by aerospace giant Airbus. “The horizon starts to have a curvature in it and the sky is getting darker as we climb.…
Kevin McCarthy Writes NYT Op-Ed, Eviscerates ‘Anonymous White House Official’
In an opinion-editorial published by the New York Times Friday, Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy lambasted the anonymous senior White House official subverting President Trump’s America First agenda, demanding the saboteur be “exposed and fired.” McCarthy’s piece is a direct response to the author of an anonymous op-ed released by Times, who claims to be “working diligently from within” to blunt…
Health officials in India warn that Facebook’s blood donation tool risks fueling a black market for blood
Several public health officials in India are calling for Facebook to make changes to its blood donation tool, warning that the tech project — although well-meaning — risks fueling a dangerous black market for blood and harming the country's fragile blood collection system. Facebook's one-year-old blood donation feature has already helped facilitate tens of thousands…
Alibaba’s Jack Ma ‘to step down’
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jack Ma has a net personal wealth of $40bn One of China's richest men, Jack Ma, is to step down as executive chairman of the Alibaba e-commerce empire on Monday, the New York Times reported. He will remain on Alibaba's board of directors but focus on philanthropy in education, the…
‘Queer Eye’ stars say hit Netflix series is about much more than ‘hip tips’
More than a decade after the original “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” ended its groundbreaking run on Bravo, the “Queer Eye” reboot on Netflix has won over a new generation of fans by sharing “hip tips” and “emotionally charged makeovers.” But the series’ stars say it’s about much more than culture and style —…
‘Russian jets’ in fresh strikes on Idlib
Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters in the city of Idlib called for international help to stop the expected offensive Russian war planes have launched fresh strikes on the Syrian province of Idlib, a monitor says, as talks in Tehran failed to stop an impending military offensive there. The raids targeted rebel-held positions in Idlib's…
UK and France fail to agree scallop deal
Image copyright PA Image caption Honeybourne 3, a Scottish scallop dredger, was involved in the clashes in the English Channel in August The UK and France have failed to agree a deal to end a dispute over scallop fishing in the English Channel. Crews clashed in the waters last month over laws that allow British…
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