Bombing campaign in Spain last year was a likely warning to European governments that support Ukraine, US officials say

CNN World News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 12:57
US officials believe that Russian intelligence officers directed a Russian White supremacist group to carry out a letter-bombing campaign that rocked Madrid late last year, targeting the prime minister, the American and Ukrainian Embassies as well as the Spanish defense ministry, according to current and former US officials.
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Prosecution of Assange Would Lead to End of the First Amendment, Advocates Warn

TruthOut - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 12:35

Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg joined other leading journalists, attorneys and human rights defenders to call on the Biden administration to drop its extradition request and indictment against journalist and WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, citing the grave threat Assange’s prosecution would pose to journalism worldwide. “Every empire requires secrecy to cloak its acts of...

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Poll Finds Most New Yorkers Want George Santos to Resign From House Seat

TruthOut - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 12:33

A majority of New York state residents say that Republican Rep. George Santos should resign from Congress just a few weeks after he was sworn in, due to his many lies on the campaign trail in 2022. Santos has lied about so many issues that some media outlets, including HuffPost, have created running tallies of all the statements he made while campaigning for the House that were later revealed to...

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Monterey Park shooting: Who were the victims?

BBC World News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 12:05
The 10 people killed in the Monterey Park dance hall shooting were all in their 50s, 60s or 70s.
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Brazil and Argentina are discussing whether to combine currencies

CNN World News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 11:40
The two biggest economies in South America are starting talks to create a common currency. Analysts are skeptical.
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Former GOP candidate to remain behind bars as he awaits trial in shootings at New Mexico lawmakers homes

CNN World News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 11:31
The failed Republican New Mexico state House candidate who is accused of masterminding shootings at Democratic officials' homes will remain in jail as he awaits trial, a judge ruled Monday.
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Ruben Gallego Announces Senate Run Against Kyrsten Sinema in 2024

TruthOut - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 10:48

United States Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Democrat from Arizona, announced on Monday morning that he will be running for U.S. Senator in hopes of ousting incumbent independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in the 2024 general election. Sinema, who was formerly a Democrat but changed her party affiliation in December, has not yet announced whether she will be seeking reelection. In his campaign video announcement...

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Swedish PM in hot water over eel fishing scandal

BBC World News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 10:41
Ulf Kristersson is criticised after hiring an aide who had broken poaching laws and misled police.
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Strike Suspended After UIC Faculty Union Reaches Tentative Deal

TruthOut - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 10:17

Faculty members at the University of Illinois Chicago suspended their strike on Sunday after reaching a tentative deal with school administrators that includes minimum salary increases for both tenure-track and non-tenure-track staff. “This contract contains important gains on the issues most important to our members,” Aaron Krall, president of the UIC United Faculty (UICUF) union...

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Lula’s New Government Is Taking Steps to Combat Racism in Brazil

TruthOut - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 10:14

On January 1, Brazil’s new President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva walked up the ramp to the presidential palace, in front of nearly 200,000 cheering supporters. Traditionally, the new president walks alongside the outgoing leader, who then hands him or her the presidential sash. But former President Jair Bolsonaro left Brazil for Florida two days before the end of his term. So, instead...

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Pentagon’s Report on China Doesn’t Say a Word About Threat of Climate Crisis

TruthOut - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 09:54

Given the secrecy typically accorded to the military and the inclination of government officials to skew data to satisfy the preferences of those in power, intelligence failures are anything but unusual in this country’s security affairs. In 2003, for instance, President George W. Bush invaded Iraq based on claims — later found to be baseless — that its leader, Saddam Hussein...

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China: Northern city of Mohe reports coldest temperature

BBC World News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 09:23
The northernmost city of Mohe has recorded temperatures of -53C, its lowest on record.
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Grad Students and Faculty Don’t Want to Work for Fossil Fuel Industry Anymore

TruthOut - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 08:55

For the past two years, I have been shocking D.C.’s finest college student activists by telling them to stop taking their grievances to the Capitol lawn. Students who care about climate justice have been lobbying the U.S. government for climate legislation for decades amid exponentially worsening natural disasters and promises of carbon removal. It is time to face the music: Our representatives...

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Jubilant Arsenal fans arrested in Uganda after win

BBC World News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 08:47
The fans were celebrating with a replica trophy but were arrested for staging an illegal procession
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Analysis: Iran's regime is trying to execute its way out of trouble

CNN World News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 08:20
The cries of the women outside a Tehran courthouse swell to a collective wail. The gathering is reminiscent of a vigil, but it is one of the vestiges of a nationwide uprising that has all but died down after the Iranian judiciary's breathless handing down of death sentences in recent weeks.
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Israel probes death of Palestinian who was pepper-sprayed and shot

BBC World News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 08:14
Ahmad Kahla was killed by Israeli troops after a tussle at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank.
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Afghan professor: 'If they kill me, I won't stay silent'

BBC World News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 08:03
Men must stand up and defend the rights of Afghan women and girls, a professor at a Kabul university says.
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Progressives Slam Biden’s Choice for Chief of Staff as Health Care “Profiteer”

TruthOut - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 08:02

Reports Sunday that President Joe Biden has chosen Jeff Zients to replace outgoing White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain were met with alarm among progressive watchdogs, who pointed to Zients’ disastrous tenure as the administration’s coronavirus czar as well as his history in the corporate world — where he built a fortune investing in healthcare companies accused of fraud. Klain...

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US and Israel launch largest military exercise ever despite concerns over Netanyahu's government

CNN World News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 07:04
The US and Israel launched their largest joint military exercise ever on Monday, sending a clear signal to Iran and underscoring the strength of their alliance despite concerns over the composition of the new Israeli government which includes ultra-nationalist and ultra-religious parties.
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Andrey Medvedev: Russian Wagner mercenary who fled to Norway arrested

BBC World News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 06:57
A man believed to be the Wagner Group's first defector to the West is being held by police.
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