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Australian PM Morrison celebrates unexpected election victory

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government had delivered a miracle result in Saturday’s election where it unexpectedly looks set to retain office, saying the victory was for the “quiet Australians” who supported him.“I have always believed in miracles!” Morrison told an exuberant room of Liberal Party supporters around midnight.


Austria's Vice Chancellor Quits After Video Surfaces Of Meeting With Russian Investor

Austria's vice chancellor has resigned after German media published a video that purportedly showed him offering government contracts to a woman posing as the niece of a Russian oligarch, in exchange for media coverage and political funding.


Tommy Robinson: Salvini shows far-right agenda attainable

Tommy Robinson has said Matteo Salvini, the anti-Islam Italian minister accused of targeting refugees, had shown what was attainable from pursuing far-right policies.


‘Making an example of us’: French journalists face jail for exposing govt lies about Yemen war

French journalists are being threatened with jail time for reporting on leaked documents revealing the country’s complicity in the Saudi-led war in Yemen after they refused to answer questions from anti-terror police.


India’s multi-phase election concludes

The last leg in India’s multi-phase election to decide the composition of the Lok Sabha, the lower and more important house of India’s bicameral parliament, will be held Sunday, with voters going to the polls in 59 of the 543 Lok Sabha constituencies.


Right-wing Australian politician who blamed Muslims for Christchurch mosque attack loses seat

The anti-immigration politician egged by a teenage boy earlier this year has lost his seat in the Australian parliament following the country’s federal election.Fraser Anning, who sparked outrage when he said Muslim immigration was to blame for the New Zealand mosque shootings, has been defeated in his bid to return to the Senate.


The Trump administration has already built its case for Iran war

President Donald Trump may not need Congress to go to war with Iran.That's the case his lieutenants have been quietly building as tensions between the two nations have escalated.



Libya: Haftar Calls for the People to Rebel in Tripoli

The Libyan National Army (LNA) commander, Khalifa Haftar, is trying to incite a revolt in Tripoli amid signs of popular agitation against the Tripoli-based National Accord Government (GNA), headed by Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj and backed by the United Nations.


Revealed: air pollution may be damaging ‘every organ in the body’

Air pollution may be damaging every organ and virtually every cell in the human body, according to a comprehensive new global review.The research shows head-to-toe harm, from heart and lung disease to diabetes and dementia, and from liver problems and bladder cancer to brittle bones and damaged skin. Fertility, foetuses and children are also affected by toxic air, the review found.



Lunch lady fired for giving student free meal refuses offer to be rehired

A school cafeteria worker in New Hampshire who was fired for giving a student lunch for nothing has rejected an offer to be rehired.Bonnie Kimball said she was fired on 28 March by Fresh Picks, a vendor that supplies food to the Mascoma Valley regional high school in Canaan, a day after she gave a student lunch even though he couldn’t pay for it.


Students in college-admissions scandal advised to say they were minorities: report

The man in the middle of a college-admissions scandal that sought to get the children of wealthy parents into elite colleges by cheating on tests and faking athletic credentials also reportedly gave families the option of misrepresenting their race.



Bernie Sanders rolls out education plan that cracks down on charter schools

As president, Bernie Sanders would support a ban on for-profit charter schools and a blanket moratorium on public funding for all new charters, the candidate announced in a speech on Saturday, throwing down a new gauntlet on the left in the Democratic debate over education reform.



Google is using its famously sparse homepage to brag about how much it helps the economy, and it's a telling sign of the tech backlash

Want to see all the ways Google is helping the economy and creating jobs in your state? Just go to the Google homepage.But you don't need to type a search query.Google has put a link to the information front and center on its Google.com landing page, one of the most visited pages on the internet.


Pangea raised $180m to buy up low-rent Chicago properties "to help poor people," and then created the most brutally efficient eviction mill in Chicago history

Pangea also reinvented how tenants get evicted in Chicago, taking eviction from a rarity in the city to a commonplace occurrence, inventing a playbook for rapid evictions that other landlords are now following, creating an epidemic of evictions in a city where eviction was once unheard-of.



>The Trump administration has already built its case for Iran war

Everyone is waiting for the US to stage another Tonkin Bay/USS Maine incident at this point.

Seeing how they foreshadowed it with "4 sabotaged ships" and all, the US sure love playing ship sinking



New York Times promotes a woman’s right to annihilate millions

In a May 15 New York Times opinion piece, “The Nuclear Weapons Sisterhood,” editorial board member Carol Giacomo complained that women were “particularly underrepresented in senior positions dealing with nuclear issues.”Giacomo further lamented that government policies “involving the building, deployment, targeting and use of nuclear weapons have long been the province of an insular, innovation-averse group of men.”The column asserted that for “women, people of color and transgender people, sexism, discrimination and harassment are often barriers to being hired, promoted or taken seriously in the national security bureaucracy—overseas and at home.”Giacomo, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a longtime media figure on the intelligence-diplomatic beat, noted that women “hold only 20 percent of senior civilian jobs at the Pentagon” and “are particularly underrepresented in senior positions dealing with nuclear issues.”The Times journalist took pains to disabuse any readers under the impression that she was advocating a stronger female presence because of old-fashioned views of women as more pacific creatures. Giacomo observed that there “is little evidence women are inherently more peaceful than men,” and pointed to a forthcoming paper that “goes so far as to argue that, in certain parliamentary democracies, women leaders, feeling a need to prove their strength, ‘may be more likely to initiate conflict than their male peers.’”Does the author of the paper have Hillary Clinton in mind?Lest the reader think the column was written tongue in cheek, as a parody of feminism, the reader should think again. Giacomo—and the Times— are deadly serious.


The Lost Ones: The Opportunities and Outcomes of White, Non-College-Educated Americans Born In The 1960s

Behind the headline economic growth in the US over the last five decades lie clear patterns of widening wealth inequality. This column shows that white, less-educated Americans born in the 1960s are worse off than the generation born 20 years previously, based on wage changes, increased medical costs, and shorter life expectancy. This disparity could be worth as much as $132,000.Although the US economy has grown substantially over the last half century, there is no disputing that the benefits of this growth have been unevenly distributed. There is also solid evidence that some segments of the population are actually worse off than their counterparts of earlier generations. One recent study (Guvenen et al. 2017) finds that the median lifetime income of men born in the 1960s is 12–19% lower than that of men born in the 1940s. Another highlights that the share of medical expenses to consumption has approximately doubled every 25 years since the 1950s (Hall and Jones 2007). And Case and Deaton (2015, 2017) have started an important debate by showing that the mortality rate of white, less-educated, middle-aged men has been increasing since 1999.



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>Austria's vice chancellor has resigned after German media published a video that purportedly showed him offering government contracts to a woman posing as the niece of a Russian oligarch, in exchange for media coverage and political funding.


>Austria's Vice Chancellor Quits After Video Surfaces Of Meeting With Russian Investor

The funny thing is, they named concrete names of who was supporting them.

They named the weapons manufacturer Gaston Glock.

The billionaire widow Heidi Goëss-Horten.

The billionaire and investor René Benko.

And the gambling corporation Novomatic.

But all four denied any involvement and the party denies being involved with them, some corporate press goons even go as far as to cutting that part out of the video and just focus on the Russians. That's the story. Not that the parties are corporate goons.

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