Daily Archives: November 11, 2017

EU became a ‘caricature’ of its founding values – former Catalan leader

Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has lashed out against the European Union (EU) over its response to the Catalan crisis, in which Brussels sided with Madrid in suppressing the independence drive of the region. Puigdemont criticized the EU as a “caricature of what Europe is and of what we want Europe to be,” claiming, there is “no will to help ...

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Thousands join far-right march in Warsaw on Poland’s Independence Day (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Loud, racist and extreme-right activists have hijacked Poland’s Independence Day celebrations in Warsaw. United under the “We Want God” slogan, nationalist activists held banners which read “Death to the enemies of the homeland,” amongst others. The so-called ”Independence March,” to celebrate Poland’s rebirth as a nation in 1918, was organized partly by neo-fascist groups such as National-Radical Camp (ONR), the ...

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‘Trying hard to be friend!’ Offended Trump says would never call Kim Jong-un ‘short & fat’

Published time: 12 Nov, 2017 02:10 Edited time: 12 Nov, 2017 02:24 Donald Trump seems disappointed that he has so far failed to make friends with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying he would never call Kim “short & fat,” in contrast to Pyongyang, which keep calling him names. With tensions running high over North Korea, Trump mocked his nemesis ...

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North Korea accuses Trump of ‘begging’ for nuclear war as rare US 3-carrier drills gets underway

Pyongyang has accused “dotard” Donald Trump of “begging” for a nuclear war during his trip across Asia. The charge comes as Washington launched rare naval drills in the Pacific with Seoul and Tokyo, which simultaneously involves three US aircraft carrier strike groups. Trump’s 12-day Asia tour Asia has, so far, focused primarily on containing the perceived North Korean threat, in ...

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UK is fattest country in Western Europe with 63% of adults overweight & obese – OECD study

Published time: 12 Nov, 2017 01:16 The UK is the most overweight country in Western Europe, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has stated. Over 63 percent of adults in Britain are overweight OECD says. The 2017 Obesity Update report found that the UK is the sixth fattest nation out of 35 OECD member countries, with a 27 ...

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Bahrain blames Iran for ‘terrorist sabotage’ after oil pipeline explosion

The Kingdom of Bahrain has claimed that Friday’s explosion on the only pipeline that supplies oil from Saudi Arabia was somehow linked to Iran, opening a new chapter of hostilities between Tehran and the Sunni Gulf states. “The incident was an act of sabotage and a dangerous act of terrorism aimed at harming the higher interests of the nation and ...

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Trump lashes out at ‘haters & fools’ rejecting good relations with Russia as a ‘bad thing’

Published time: 12 Nov, 2017 00:43 Edited time: 12 Nov, 2017 00:56 President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to reiterate his belief that “Russia can greatly help” the US in solving many pressing world issues, such as global terrorism and the North Korean crisis, blasting those who disagree with that assertion as “haters and fools.” “When will all the ...

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Killer cat? Japanese police finger stray cat as attempted murder suspect

Published time: 11 Nov, 2017 23:32 An investigation into the ‘attempted murder’ of an elderly woman in Japan has yielded a very unusual suspect… A stray cat. Mayuko Matsumoto’s daughter found her aged mother bleeding from about 20 bloody cuts on her face Monday, Japan Today reports. “When we found her, blood covered everything above her chin. Her face was ...

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Prehistoric Antarctica forest fossils offer scientists ‘glimpse of life before the extinction’

Published time: 11 Nov, 2017 22:39 Edited time: 11 Nov, 2017 22:49 Scientists exploring the frozen wilderness of Antarctica have discovered new fossils that provide further detail about the 260 million-year-old forests that existed there long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth. During the Antarctic summer, which lasts from late November through January, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) geologists Erik Gulbranson and ...

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Hundreds of thousands take to Barcelona streets demanding release of jailed leaders (VIDEO)

Published time: 11 Nov, 2017 21:07 A sea of protesters filled the streets of the Catalan capital, Barcelona, demanding Madrid release several jailed regional leaders and officials who have been charged with rebellion, sedition and the misuse of public funds. Some 750,000 Catalans took part in the massive protest march on Saturday, according to Barcelona police estimates. The rally was ...

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