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  • Rudy Giuliani says Kim Jong-un got ‘on his hands and knees’ and begged for US-Korea summit

    06/06/2018 9:44:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Cairns Post ^ | June 6, 2018 | The Associated Press and News Corp. Australia Network
    DONALD Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani says Kim Jong-un was so desperate for the meeting between the US and North Korea that he begged to reschedule it. Mr Giuliani told a business conference in Israel that Mr Trump’s tough line had forced the North Korean leader’s hand. Mr Giuliani said there was no choice but to cancel the June 12 summit after Kim insulted the US vice president and national security and threatened nuclear war. “We said, ‘Well, we’re not going to have a summit under those circumstances,”’ Mr Giuliani said. “Well, Kim Jung-un got back on his hands and knees...
  • TV presenter Charlie Webster in coma with malaria in Rio

    08/18/2016 7:58:45 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 58 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 Aug 2016
    A television sports presenter is in a coma with malaria in a Rio hospital following a 3,000-mile charity cycle ride. She was admitted to hospital the day after the Olympics opening ceremony after her condition deteriorated. A statement on her Twitter feed two days later said her condition had "since been diagnosed as a severe complication caused by a bacterial infection".
  • What the Pill is doing to our water supply

    05/18/2012 9:57:44 AM PDT · by caldera599 · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 17, 2012 | Rebecca Oas
    May 17, 2012 (Zenit.org) – In 1960, the combined oral contraceptive pill was first approved for use in the United States. Seven years later, “the Pill” was featured on the cover of Time Magazine, illustrating its enormous societal impact[1]. Roughly two generations later, statistics from the United Nations show that, within more developed nations worldwide, just under 16% of “partnered” women use contraceptive pills, a number which does not include usage among single women[2]. However, even as the popularity of oral contraceptives remains high, the drugs themselves have been evolving in response to further discoveries about the human reproductive system,...
  • Libyan unit "defects" as more Arab protests simmer

    02/20/2011 4:10:58 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02-20-2011 | Staff
    TRIPOLI/MANAMA (Reuters) - Members of a Libyan army unit said they had defected and "liberated" the country's second city from forces loyal to veteran leader Muammar Gaddafi after scores of protesters were killed in the bloodiest revolt now shaking the Arab world. Two residents of Benghazi told Reuters on Sunday that members of the army's "Thunderbolt" squad had switched sides after days of violence that mark the most serious challenge to Gaddafi's 42-year rule. Al Jazeera reported clashes in the capital between thousands of protesters and Gaddafi supporters. Revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt have shaken the Arab world and inspired...
  • CDC: Over 100,000 Americans May Have Swine Flu

    05/16/2009 4:04:21 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 47 replies · 2,814+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/15/09 | Steven Reinberg
    FRIDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- While the official tally of confirmed U.S. swine flu cases topped 4,700 on Friday, experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now estimate the true number of infections at more than 100,000 nationwide. [snip] In fact, "estimates of the confirmed and probable cases in the United States is probably not the best indicator of transmission at this point," the CDC's Jernigan said. "The outbreak is not localized, but is spreading and appears to be expanding throughout the United States. This is an ongoing public health threat," he said. It's a little hard...
  • Tsvangirai believes fatal crash was deliberate (Zimbabwecide)

    03/07/2009 11:25:42 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 5 replies · 468+ views
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (CNN) -- Zimbabwe's prime minister believes the driver of the truck that struck his car, killing his wife, deliberately drove toward them, his party told CNN. Morgan Tsvangirai left a hospital Saturday, a day after his wife, Susan, was killed in the collision, officials said. A ball cap covered Tsvangirai's bandaged head. The couple, who were married in 1978, have six children. The crash happened on a two-lane highway between Tsvangirai's hometown, Buhera, and the capital, Harare. It comes only weeks after the start of a power-sharing agreement between Tsvangirai and his political rival, President Robert Mugabe. Tsvangirai's...
  • CNN - Asked Directly About Missing Weapons, Pres. Bush "Declined to comment."

    10/26/2004 12:12:58 PM PDT · by freestyle · 201 replies · 7,864+ views
    Judy Woodruff, CNN Inside Politics ^ | 10/26/04 | CNN - Inside Politics
    Opening her show, Judy Woodruff stated that CNN asked the President (after his Wisconsin rally) directly about the missing weapons. She said that the president, "Declined to comment."
  • COLUMN ONE: Against the fence

    09/25/2003 6:21:27 PM PDT · by yonif · 2 replies · 249+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 26, 2003 | CAROLINE GLICK
    This week began with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon succumbing to US pressure and tabling a security cabinet debate on the route of the fence. After preventing his ministers from discussing the issue, Sharon sent his bureau chief Dov Weissglass to Washington. There, he pleaded with US National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice not to sanction Israel for building the fence on land beyond the 1949 armistice lines. The dagger dangling above the prime minister's head was the Bush administration's threat to deduct the hundreds of millions of dollars Israel wishes to spend on the fence from the $9 billion in loan...
  • GOP Senator: It's Time For Lott To Go

    12/18/2002 6:47:22 PM PST · by ewing · 67 replies · 337+ views
    CBS News ^ | December 18, 2002 | Bob Fuss
    By the days end, at least 10 Senate Republicans contacted by CBS News have endorsed Lott's leadership, a small boost for the embattled Senator, but far short of the 26 he will need from the Senate GOP Caucus to keep his job reports CBS News Washington Correspondant Bob Fuss.Those standing with Lott include:Mike Dewine-OhioOrrin Hatch-UtahArlen Specter-PennslyvaniaLott still believes a majority of the 51 Senate Republicans support him.'I'm telling you this morning, I am hanging in there,' he told the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.
  • Firefighters battle winds (Black Hills SD FIRE PHOTOS)

    07/04/2002 12:33:33 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 14 replies · 709+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 7-3-02 | By Tim Paluch and Tim Velder, Journal Staff Writers
    Firefighters battle winds By Tim Paluch and Tim Velder, Journal Staff Writers DEADWOOD -- Fire officials said that Wednesday was a critical day for firefighters battling Grizzly Gulch Fire south and east of Deadwood. High winds from the southeast ripped through the area throughout the day and weren't expected to stop until today. The fire was on the move in some areas Wednesday. By midafternoon, Pillar Peak, near Dome Mountain and Bear Den Mountain, was burning about four miles east of Deadwood. Scores of residents in homes from the Shonley Addition to Deadwood on the north side of Highway 14A...