Daily Archives: April 8, 2018

Clashes, tear gas as French police move in to break up environmentalist camp (WATCH LIVE)

Nantes police have moved in to evict the ZAD anarchist commune at Notre-Dame-des-Landes early Monday morning. Some 2,500 gendarmes and police have been mobilized to carry out the eviction. Hundreds of environmental squatters or ‘green jihadists’ have disobeyed an order to vacate an anarchist commune, initially established in 2008 to protest against a proposed airport near the western city of ...

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Israel strikes ‘Hamas targets’ in Gaza

The IDF has struck Hamas targets in the northern Gaza strip, in response to an attempted border breach and infiltration by Palestinians, the Israeli military confirmed. The IDF attack, which targeted a Hamas military compound, comes as retaliation for an attempted sabotage of the border fence by a group of Palestinians, who allegedly tried to enter Israeli territory with an ...

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Red Crescent found no trace of previous 'Ghouta chem attack' used by US to blame Damascus & Moscow

A former US secretary of state famously blamed Moscow for being ‘ultimately responsible’ for every chemical incident in Syria, after reports of a chorine attack in Ghouta in January. The incident, it now turns out, never happened. The reports about an alleged chlorine gas attack that, supposedly, affected more than 20 civilians on January 22, were dismissed by the medical ...

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Amazon isn’t to blame for the Postal Service’s woes, but it will need to innovate to survive

At the heart of our current President’s criticism is a claim that Amazon is making a mint and leaving a *failing* U.S. Postal Service holding the bag. It’s not a new critique from the Twitterer-in-Chief, but it is one that’s worth unpacking given the crippling effect technologies have had on the USPS — where email is even more reliable than ...

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Syrian Air Defenses respond to ‘missile attack’ on airbase in Homs – state media

Published time: 9 Apr, 2018 01:32 Edited time: 9 Apr, 2018 01:58 The Syrian Air Defense Force has responded to a “missile attack” on a military airport in the area of Homs, state media SANA is reporting. At least eight missiles were launched at Syria’s T-4 air base in the east of Homs province, SANA reports, citing a military source. ...

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Ferrari F1 mechanic breaks leg in grisly pit stop accident (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

If Kimi Raikkonen’s Bahrain Grand Prix didn’t go to plan, then spare a thought for one of his mechanics, who suffered a double leg fracture after being struck accidentally by the Ferrari driver’s F1 car. The Finnish F1 driver failed to complete the circuit in Bahrain on Sunday and, to make matters worse, he was involved in a grisly pit ...

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Patriarch Kirill blesses inmates of Moscow prison on Easter Sunday

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has visited Moscow’s Butyrskaya prison for the first time ever, to celebrate the Easter Holiday with the inmates and to offer them presents. “The fact of imprisonment is a very rigorous test,” Patriarch Kirill told over a hundred convicts, who gathered outside the prison chapel to hear his address. “One can ...

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Amazon isn’t to blame the Postal Service’s woes, but it will need to innovate to survive

At the heart of our current President’s criticism is a claim that Amazon is making a mint and leaving a *failing* U.S. Postal Service holding the bag. It’s not a new critique from the Twitterer-in-Chief, but it is one that’s worth unpacking given the crippling effect technologies have had on the USPS — where email is even more reliable than ...

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Hungary PM Orban declares victory as ruling party projected to take 67% of parliament seats

Viktor Orban has claimed a decisive victory and is set for a third term as Hungarian prime minister, after preliminary results show his Fidesz party taking an overwhelming majority of at least 134 seats in the 199-seat parliament. “We have won… Hungary has won a great victory,” Orban told a crowd of cheering supporters at a Sunday night rally, who ...

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Top 5 American corporations most despised by Donald Trump

After taking the helm of the world’s biggest economy, Donald Trump has been seen as the most business-friendly president in decades. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed by the 45th US president in December, brought permanent tax breaks to American firms, temporary respite to individuals, and repeals of the Affordable Care Act mandate. The biggest beneficiaries of ...

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