White House condemns Iran’s ‘blackmail’ after Tehran warns it will break uranium stockpile limits

The White House has condemned Iran's 'blackmail' after Tehran warned it would break uranium stockpile limits in retaliation for the oil tanker accusations.A US National Security Council spokesman said today: 'President Trump has made it clear that he will never...

/ June 17, 2019

Cop Pulls Gun on Pregnant Mom Over Her 4-Year-Old’s Alleged Mistake| NowThis

This is the moment Phoenix police threatened to shoot this pregnant mother after her 4-year-old allegedly took a doll from a store. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe In US news, the Phoenix Police Department is under fire for this incident...

/ June 17, 2019

Swiss Museums Dedicated Just a Quarter of Their Solo Shows to Women Artists Over the Past Decade

Despite a growing push for gender parity in art institutions around the world, the gap in Swiss museums is still widely imbalanced, according to a new survey. Only a quarter of solo museum shows in Switzerland have been dedicated to...

/ June 17, 2019

The Director of Berlin’s Jewish Museum Has Resigned Over a Controversial Tweet About the Israel-Palestine Debate

Peter Schäfer, the director of the Jewish Museum in Berlin, announced his resignation Friday amid criticism stemming from a controversial tweet sent out by the museum earlier this month. The tweet linked to an article by a left-leaning German newspaper...

/ June 17, 2019

Domino’s serves up self-driving pizza delivery pilot in Houston

Domino’s really emphasizes its commitment to ‘innovation,’ but even if it’s a marketing tactic, the global pizza brand does indeed walk the walk. Case in point: It’s launching a new pilot for self-driving pizza delivery in Houston in partnership with...

/ June 17, 2019

War crimes trial set for US Navy SEAL in ISIL prisoner’s killing

A trial of a decorated US Navy SEAL charged with a wounded ISIL prisoner's murder - one of the Navy's most prominent war crimes cases - is set to begin at US Naval Base San Diego on Monday.The court martial...

/ June 17, 2019

The Rise of Facial Recognition Should Scare Us All

By Derrick Broze In the last ten years, our world has been completely transformed thanks to the exponential growth of digital technology. Technological advances with computer processors and the Internet have quickly advanced our world into one that resembles some...

/ June 17, 2019

Notes on Streaming: JINN, Battling Spirits, Courting Controversy in Jordan

As if growing up wasn't tough enough, these kids must confront good and bad spirits. JinnNow streaming on Netflix. A five-episode series establishes the groundwork for an epic confrontation between good and evil. Wisely, Jinn starts small, at a school...

/ June 17, 2019

An urbanist’s question: where is the best place to have a parade?

Do you plan it where there is lots of room, or do you put it where there is good transit accessibility?Urban thinker Matthew Blackett raises some interesting questions about the upcoming victory parade for the Toronto Raptors. Unlike, say, the...

/ June 17, 2019

“16 Shots”: Chicago Police Killing of Laquan McDonald Exposed a System Built on Lies

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman, as we turn to a remarkable new documentary that just premiered on Showtime. The film is called 16 Shots....

/ June 17, 2019

Ukraine’s Mariupol stuck between war and Russian blockade

Mariupol, Ukraine - The sea blockade cost Alexey Pilipchuk his job.The 54-year-old used to bus workers to the Azovstal, a mammoth, Communist-era plant that resembles a backdrop for a post-apocalyptic movie. Azovstal churns out steel slabs and emits toxic, putrid fumes...

/ June 17, 2019

Political advertising on Facebook in South-East Europe

Data on political ads posted in the months leading up to the European elections highlights the differences between the political contexts in various member states. In Romania, it’s the national parties who spend the most, in Greece it’s individual candidates,...

/ June 17, 2019

How much did the European institutions and parties pay for ads on Facebook?

Home News Data news How much did the European institutions and parties pay for ads on Facebook? During last month’s European election campaign, the EU institutions and European political parties spent almost four million euro on paid Facebook posts. Data...

/ June 17, 2019

Limbs of hope: The healers of Kabul

Kabul, Afghanistan - On a crisp spring day in Kabul, physiotherapist Shukrullah Zeerak took me on a tour of the Red Cross Orthopaedic Centre. I struggle to keep up as he races between buildings. Even with a prosthetic leg, he...

/ June 17, 2019

Who is bombing hospitals in Syria?

My name is Rashed al-Ahmad. I'm a pharmacist originally from Kurnaz, a small village in the countryside of Syria's Hama province. I fled my home years ago to avoid being detained or killed by the regime for providing medicine and drugs...

/ June 17, 2019

Hong Kong protest: Joshua Wong calls for HK leader Carrie Lam to resign

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joshua Wong's release is expected to further rally protesters Hong Kong's most prominent student activist Joshua Wong has called for the resignation of leader Carrie Lam, after walking free from prison.Wong became the face of...

/ June 17, 2019

ISIS Remnants Regroup and Attack Syrian Army Posts in the Desert with U.S. Help

  ISIS terrorists, defeated by the Syrian Arab Army in the major battles of Der Ezzor and Albukamal east of Syria, have regrouped and launched a new wave of attacks against the SAA posts in the desert with the direct...

/ June 17, 2019

‘Every minute counts’: Father of missing backpacker Theo Hayez makes an emotional appeal for information

The father of missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez broke down in tears as he made an emotional appeal for help find his son, who went missing in NSW more than two weeks ago.Laurent Hayez told a press conference at Tweed...

/ June 17, 2019

Massive Blackout Hits More Than 44 Million In South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday in what the Argentine president called an “unprecedented” failure in the countries’ power grid. Authorities were working...

/ June 17, 2019

Italian George Clooney fraudsters arrested in Thailand

Image copyright CRIME SUPPRESSION DIVISION/ ROYAL THAI POLICE Image caption The two were arrested on the outskirts of Pattaya in Thailand Two Italians accused of posing as US actor George Clooney to promote a fashion business have been arrested in...

/ June 17, 2019

Man With Pride Turban Catches Obama’s Attention | NowThis

‘To wear a turban is to really show the world that you stand for equality and justice.’ — Sikh PhD student Jiwandeep Kohli has gone viral for his Pride turban after Obama tweeted at him. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe...

/ June 17, 2019