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North Korea wants to denuclearize but needs security guarantees, Putin says after Kim talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to denuclearize but needs “security guarantees” to do so.Speaking after a high-profile summit with Kim, Putin said Russia favored denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and Kim agreed, but said bilateral security guarantees were not enough.



Grenfell fire survivors forced onto general housing waiting list

A family of four who survived the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze in June 2017 have been told by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) council that they will be moved onto a general council housing waiting list as the programme to rehouse survivors “has now finished.”


Extinction Rebellion: London Stock Exchange blocked by climate activists

Climate activists blockaded the London Stock Exchange by gluing themselves across the entrances.Protesters from Extinction Rebellion attached themselves to walls and to each other at the financial centre in the City of London.


Iran's Zarif believes Trump does not want war, but could be lured into conflict

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif does not believe U.S. President Donald Trump wants war with Iran, but he told Reuters on Wednesday that Trump could be lured into a conflict.


Sudan crisis: Three top generals agree to quit as protests continue

Three of the most controversial figures of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council have offered their resignations - one of the key demands of the protest movement.


France sailed a warship through the Taiwan Strait, so an angry China said France couldn't come to its navy's birthday party

A French warship passed through the strategic Taiwan Strait this month, U.S. officials told Reuters, a rare voyage by a vessel of a European country that is likely to be welcomed by Washington but increase tensions with Beijing.


Sturgeon outlines new Scottish independence referendum plans

Nicola Sturgeon is to introduce new legislation to stage a second Scottish independence referendum, claiming one must be held by May 2021 if Brexit goes ahead.


Venezuela's Maduro calls new Citgo financing deal 'illegal'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday called a recent financing deal for state oil company PDVSA’s U.S. refining unit Citgo by the opposition “illegal” and said the U.S. government was “complicit.”


Deforestation: Tropical tree losses persist at high levels

Around 12 million hectares of forest in the world's tropical regions were lost in 2018, equivalent to 30 football fields per minute.While this represents a decline on 2016 and 2017, it is still the fourth highest rate of loss since records began in 2001.


'It's a groundswell': the farmers fighting to save the Earth's soil

Cherry is one of a growing army of UK farmers who are turning their back on the plough – and centuries of farming tradition – in an effort to tackle a little-noticed but potentially devastating environmental crisis: the degradation of the Earth’s soil.



Trump appears to contradict his own secretary of state in a phone call where he indicated the US supported an attack on Tripoli's UN-backed government

President Donald Trump appeared to contradict existing US State Department policy through his alleged endorsement of a militia's ground offensive against the UN-recognized government in Libya, according to numerous news reports this week.


FBI raids home of Baltimore mayor, city offices

FBI and IRS agents on Thursday raided the home of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (D) as well as Baltimore City Hall, an FBI spokesman confirmed to The Baltimore Sun.



The Supreme Court rejected an avowed racist's plea to postpone his execution for committing one of the most brutal hate crimes in modern US history

An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in US history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man.


DOJ charges two people with economic espionage to benefit China

A New York man who formerly worked as an engineer for General Electric and a Chinese businessman have been charged by the Justice Department with economic espionage and theft of trade secrets.



Rutgers University faculty union blocks strike by professors and teaching assistants

Last week Rutgers University’s faculty union announced it had reached a tentative agreement with administrators and was calling off an impending strike by over 3,000 professors and teaching assistants at the university’s three campuses in the state of New Jersey.


Amazon's warehouse worker tracking system can automatically fire people without a human supervisor's involvement

Amazon's demanding culture of worker productivity has been revealed in multiple investigations. But a new report indicates that the company doesn't just track worker productivity at its warehouses — it has a system that can automatically fire them.


'My Whole Life Is On Hold': As Walmart Eliminates Greeters, A Dream In Limbo

But two days after putting down money for the boat, Kelley found out his job was in jeopardy. He was one of the greeters at about 1,000 Walmart stores who were told their positions would be eliminated in late April. That gave them about 60 days to get reassigned or take severance and leave.


2 major European mergers just collapsed — Deutsche Bank-Commerzbank talks flopped and Walmart's $9 billion UK supermarket deal was blocked

Two billion-dollar European mergers collapsed Thursday after Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank's talks fell through and UK competition regulators rejected the planned Sainsbury's takeover of the Walmart-owned Asda.




Joe Biden Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Joe Biden is running for president. After a contrived, months-long will-he-won’t-he, the former vice president finally announced today, officially entering the 2020 Democratic contest as its front-runner after a rocky lead-up.Despite the goodwill and name recognition among Democrats won through eight loyal years at Obama’s side, Biden — whose last two presidential campaigns spectacularly crashed and burned and unspectacularly petered out, respectively — will find this time around much harder going. The reasons for that are also the reasons why Biden is uniquely ill-suited as a leader in the current moment.If Biden has an ethos, it’s an antiquated, anachronistic centrism, not even focused on finding a pragmatic middle that most of the public can get behind, but on “reaching across the aisle.” In other words, somewhere between centrist Democrats and an increasingly far-right GOP lies the sensible, moderate, center-right voter that he believes populates the country.



The Alt-Right Says It Has a New Strategy Against Journalists and Antifa: Suing Them

Following the fall-out from the murderous Unite the Right demonstration in Charlottesville in 2017, the Alt-Right has attempted to rebrand itself in the eyes of the public and the wider Right. By and large, these attempts, both at rebranding white nationalism as simply a form of American patriotism as well as entryism into the Republican Party has been met with failure. Dwindling attendance at rallies, factional splits, high-profile domestic abuse cases involving former leaders like Richard Spencer and Matthew Heimbach, and continued mass acts of white power murder and terror have continued to take their toll on a movement that once said it had “a direct line to the White House.”In the last few months however, a new strategy has arise within the Alt-Right that now seems to be taking shape. In late February, a neo-Nazi podcast show hosted by Mike “Enoch” Peinovich (best known for having both an ex-wife who is Jewish and for selling oven mitts in an effort to make light of the Holocaust) and Eric Striker (a notoriously racist contributor to the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer), recorded a podcast conversation with “Blackstone,” an attorney. The title of the podcast, now on YouTube is Testudo Legal Defense Network.


Global Climate Coalition: Documents Reveal How Secretive Fossil Fuel Lobby Group Manipulated UN Climate Programs

A fossil fuel–backed industry group was able to influence the process behind the United Nations climate assessments for decades, using lobbyists and industry-funded scientists to manipulate international negotiations, a cache of recently discovered documents reveals.The documents include hundreds of briefings, meeting minutes, notes, and correspondence from the Global Climate Coalition (GCC). They were released Thursday by the Climate Investigations Center in collaboration with DeSmog and Climate Liability News. The documents date from 1989 and continue through 2002, when the lobbying group disbanded as its fossil fuel industry backers succumbed to public pressure to disavow its tactics.The documents show how the GCC influenced international negotiations, manipulated the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) process, and undertook a disinformation campaign designed to cast doubt on mainstream climate science.


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