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Victor over Roy Moore says US should ‘move on’ from Trump’s alleged sexual misconduct

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 23:21 Alabama Senator-elect Doug Jones believes allegations of sexual misconduct made against US President Donald Trump should not lead to his resignation. The newly-elected Democratic senator, who previously hit out at Senate election rival Roy Moore over historic sexual assault allegations made against him by multiple women, said people should “get on with the real ...

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Apple picks up a new space drama from the creator of ‘Battlestar Galactica’

What the frak is this? According to a report from Deadline, Apple may have actually gotten its hand on a good show – a new space drama from “Battlestar Galactica” creator, Ronald D. Moore – to aid in its ambitions in building out its original video content. The still untitled series comes from Sony Pictures Television and Moore’s Tall Ship Productions, ...

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May gets faint praise and warnings from Brussels as path cleared for phase two of Brexit talks

EU leaders applauded Theresa May as they confirmed progress has finally been made to allow Brexit talks to move forward. But the praise in Brussels was mixed with veiled warnings about the storms that lie ahead. Some questions still hang over the EU’s most burning issues, namely citizens’ rights, the Irish border and Britain’s outstanding payments, but Brussels has seen ...

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‘Iraqis ill-treatment by British troops wasn’t done accidentally, came from orders from high up’

The UK court ruling on Iraqis ill-treatment shows UK & US governments are not above the law, but there shouldn’t just be civil penalties, there should be war crime trials for Blair and Bush, says Brian Becker, ANSWER coalition. Four Iraqi men won damages against Britain’s Defence Ministry over their ill-treatment by soldiers during the Iraq War. The High Court’s ...

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Twitter reveals just 6 tweets posted from Russia to ‘influence’ Brexit vote… all from RT

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 18:16 Twitter has found minimal “involvement” of Russian advertising during the EU referendum period – just six tweets, all sent by RT. Half of those were actually sent after the ballots were cast and all of them were promos. In a submission on “Russian misinformation operations during the EU referendum” sent to the UK government on ...

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FIFA confirm receiving Moscow lab information from WADA on Russian footballers

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 17:07 FIFA has confirmed in a statement that it has received new information from the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) on Russian footballers from the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory, TASS reports. “We can confirm that FIFA and other international federations today met with WADA and received new information from the Moscow lab,” FIFA’s press service told TASS. ...

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‘Known limitations’ hold Trump back from doing what he’d like to – Putin

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 14:55 The US President Donald Trump would like to change certain things, including relationships between Moscow and Washington, Vladimir Putin said, during his annual Q&A session. However, the Russian President pointed out, “known limitations” obstruct the US leader from doing so. Read more “There are things [Donald Trump] would like to do, but so far ...

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The gas that came in from the cold: Britain turns to sanctioned Russian energy to avoid big freeze

With gas supplies crippled amid a freezing winter by the shutdown of a major pipeline, the UK has apparently turned to a Russian project targeted by US sanctions, with reports indicating that a deal was struck for a shipment of gas by the end of December. Some 170,000 cubic meters of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carried by the Christophe de ...

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Israeli military say they intercepted 2 rockets launched from Gaza Strip

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 18:59 Edited time: 13 Dec, 2017 19:52 The Israeli military have “successfully intercepted” two rockets targeting Israel, its defense forces have announced, claiming that the attack was launched from the Gaza Strip. The rockets were intercepted by the Israeli Air Force, an IDF spokesperson said on Twitter. Media reports said warning sirens went off in ...

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Former US House Speaker Hastert banned from being alone with minors

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 12:21 Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been barred by a judge from ever being left alone with a minor. He’s also not permitted to be in the presence of child, even when adults are on hand, unless one of them is aware of his crimes. Hastert, the longest serving GOP House speaker, occupying ...

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