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  • Reuters Cites Biden Donor to Assure Readers GDP Won’t Impact Election

    10/30/2020 8:13:28 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/30/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    The way the media handled the reporting on U.S. GDP growth having its fastest growth ever in the third quarter yesterday was atrocious at best. But the way Reuters handled the expected growth a day before the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) report dropped was just pathetic. Reuters downplayed the expected GDP growth: “[I]t will do little to mitigate the human tragedy inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, with tens of millions Americans still unemployed and more than 222,000 dead.” After knocking President Donald Trump for the possibility that he will “seize on the [expected] stunning rebound in GDP,” Reuters pivoted...
  • Pope says homosexuals should be covered by civil union laws

    10/21/2020 8:12:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    OAN News ^ | October 21, 2020 | By Philip Pullella
    ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis says in a new film released on Wednesday that homosexuals should be protected by civil union laws, in some of the clearest language he has used on the rights of gay people. “Homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They are children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable over it,” he says in the documentary “Francesco” by Oscar-nominated director Evgeny Afineevsky. “What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered. I stood up...
  • History in the making: Joint US-Israeli delegation arrives in Bahrain ahead of the official establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries

    10/18/2020 11:56:28 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 18 2020 | LUKE KENTON and ASSOCIATED PRESS and REUTERS
    A joint American-Israeli delegation landed in Bahrain Sunday, where officials will be signing a number of bilateral agreements following an announcement last month to normalize relations. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's national security adviser, Meir Ben-Shabbat, led the delegation that flew out of Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on Sunday morning. Ben-Shabbat said ahead of departure the visit will ‘translate plans to actions and concrete agreements’ with the signing of a range of deals involving finance, investment, trade, tourism, communications, technology and agriculture.
  • Lebanon and Israel, long-time foes, to start talks on disputed waters

    10/13/2020 3:43:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 13, 2020 | by Ellen Francis and Dominic Evans
    Lebanon and Israel, formally still at war after decades of conflict, launch talks on Wednesday to address a long-running dispute over their maritime border running through potentially gas-rich Mediterranean waters. The U.S.-mediated talks follow three years of intense diplomacy by Washington and were announced less than a month after the United States stepped up pressure on political allies of the Iran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah. They also come after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain agreed to establish full relations with Israel, under U.S.-brokered deals which realign some of Washington’s closest Middle East allies against Iran. Hezbollah, which fought a five-week...
  • Sudan to discuss removal from terror list as U.S. pushes closer Israel ties; Trump Admin Tells Sudan: Normalize Ties With Israel Or Else Stay On Terrorism List

    09/26/2020 8:47:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    KHARTOUM — Sudanese officials will discuss the removal of their country from a U.S. list of state sponsors of terror with U.S. officials during a visit to the United Arab Emirates this week, the ruling council said on Sunday. Sudan's transitional government, in charge since the toppling of Omar al-Bashir last year, has been pushing to get off the U.S. list, which hinders its ability to access foreign loans to tackle an economic crisis. In August, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raised the issue of Sudan establishing ties with Israel during a visit. Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok told him...
  • A Biased Reuters Makes It Personal—and Gets Election Fraud Completely Wrong

    09/23/2020 7:43:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/23/2020 | BY HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY AND J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS
    For years we have exposed vulnerabilities in our election systems. Yet the mainstream media has shown no interest in reporting any of these problems, which can lead to election fraud or administrative errors and mistakes by election officials. Quite the opposite. Even once respectable media companies like Reuters play for the other team, the side that denies election fraud and hides breakdowns in the election process. Now, Reuters has made it personal, publishing a 3,000-word hit piece, entitled “Special Report: How a small group of U.S. lawyers pushed voter fraud fears into the mainstream.” The article is riddled with errors....
  • Honduras to move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem by end of year

    09/22/2020 12:49:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | Monday, September 21, 2020 | unattributed
    Honduras hopes to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem before the end of the year, putting an end to its policy of neutrality - a move likely to further anger the Palestinians. "I have just talked to Prime Minister Netanyahu to strengthen our strategic alliance, we spoke to arrange the opening of the embassies in Tegucigalpa and Jerusalem, respectively," Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez posted on Twitter on Sunday. "We hope to take this historic step before the end of the year, as long as the pandemic allows it." Netanyahu said the intention was to open and inaugurate...
  • STUPID: Reuters Daydreams 'Nobel Peace Prize' for Greta Thunberg

    09/17/2020 2:12:23 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/17/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Reuters is pushing an insane idea that eco-extremist activist Greta Thunberg could get the Nobel Peace Prize. In a story headlined, “A Nobel for Thunberg? In the age of climate change and virus, it is possible,” Reuters’ Gwladys Fouche spouted off that “[t]his year’s Nobel Peace Prize could go to green campaigner Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement to highlight the link between environmental damage and the threat to peace and security, some experts say.”
  • Trump spars with reporter wearing mask at press conference: 'You're very muffled'

    09/07/2020 4:04:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sptember 7,2020 | By Yael Halon
    President Trump told a reporter to remove his face mask during a Labor Day press conference at the White House on Monday, arguing that he couldn't hear the "muffled" question. After touting the United States’ economic recovery in the wake of the coronavirus and slamming his Democratic rival Joe Biden as a “pawn” for China, Trump opened up the conference for questions. When Jeff Mason of Reuters stood up to speak, Trump interjected. "You're going to have to take that off, please. You can take it off. How many feet are you away?" the president said. Mason declined to remove...
  • Singapore-registered company that wants to buy Newcastle United admits to doctoring Obama photo

    08/22/2020 12:48:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | AUGUST 21, 2020
    The Singapore-registered company that says it is close to buying English soccer club Newcastle United admits it doctored photos of former US president Barack Obama in marketing materials used to publicise the newly formed group. Bellagraph Nova Group (BN Group) also said some of the information in those materials was released prematurely or contained errors after Reuters found inconsistencies when speaking to firms and persons BN Group says it is involved with. Speaking on behalf of BN Group's principals, Nereides Antonio Giamundo de Bourbon, head of investor relations, acknowledged that the company had altered photos of Obama to make it...
  • Pakistan: Teen Celebrated, Called 'Holy Warrior' for Killing 'Blasphemous' American

    08/17/2020 6:00:29 AM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    The wire ^ | 10 Aug 2020 | Umar Farooq, jibrin Ahmad
    Naseem was charged with denigrating the Koran and the Prophet Muhammad. Two years later, awaiting his bail hearing surrounded by police and lawyers, he was gunned down. Faisal Khan, a 15-year-old Pakistani, beams for selfies with lawyers and police. Thousands hail him in the streets as a “holy warrior.” His claim to adulation? Allegedly gunning down in open court an American accused of blasphemy, a capital crime in this Islamic republic. Khan is charged with murder, which also carries a death sentence. But while lawyers line up to defend him, the attorney for Tahir Naseem, the U.S. citizen, has gone...
  • Black armed protesters march in Kentucky demanding justice for Breonna Taylor

    07/26/2020 10:14:00 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 100 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07.26.2020 | Bryan Woolston
    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) - A group of heavily armed Black protesters marched through Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, a Black woman killed in March by police officers who burst into her apartment. Scores of the demonstrators, carrying semi-automatic rifles and shotguns and clad in black paramilitary gear, walked in formation to a fenced off intersection where they were separated by police from a smaller group of armed counter-protesters. The Black militia dubbed NFAC want justice for Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician who died in a hail of gunfire when drug investigators bearing a “no-knock” warrant...
  • 'Dangerous adventure': Turkey warns Egypt over Libya invasion

    07/23/2020 9:04:42 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    al jazeera ^ | 7/22/2020 | staff
    Turkey and Russia agreed on Wednesday to press for a ceasefire in war-ravaged Libya, but Ankara said the leader of the eastern forces was illegitimate and must withdraw from key positions for a credible truce to take hold. Moscow and Ankara are among the main power brokers in Libya's conflict while supporting opposing sides. Russia backs the eastern-based forces of renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar, while Turkey has helped the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) repel Haftar's attempt to storm the capital. "We've just reached an agreement with Russia to work on a credible and sustainable ceasefire in Libya,"...
  • Navy veteran says he was beaten 'like a punching bag' in Portland

    07/20/2020 1:27:24 PM PDT · by libstripper · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 20, 2020 | Deborah Bloom
    PORTLAND (Reuters) - As a U.S. Navy veteran, Chris David said he thought he would be able to talk plainly with federal agents in Portland and ask them why they were using unmarked cars to snatch people off the street during recent protests in the Oregon city. When he tried to speak with them outside the federal courthouse in Portland on Saturday night, he said a federal officer beat him with a baton, breaking his hand in two places. A second officer sprayed him with chemical irritant, David said.
  • President Trump Defends The Confederate Flag's Heritage And Southerners Prideful Love For It

    07/19/2020 11:29:39 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 19, 2020 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump declined to say the Confederate flag was an offensive symbol in an interview broadcast on Sunday, saying it is a source of pride for people who love the South. The Republican president was asked on “Fox News Sunday,” if the flag, considered a symbol of slavery and oppression by most Americans, was offensive. .....,....Snip.......... "It depends on who you’re talking about, when you’re talking about,” Trump responded. “When people proudly had their Confederate flags they’re not talking about racism. They love their flag, it represents the South. They like the South ... I...
  • Exclusive: Hundreds of George W. Bush administration officials to back Biden, group says

    07/01/2020 7:36:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 1, 2020 | Tim Reid
    Hundreds of officials who worked for former Republican President George W. Bush are set to endorse Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden, people involved in the effort said, the latest Republican-led group coming out to oppose the re-election of Donald Trump. The officials, who include Cabinet secretaries and other senior people in the Bush administration, have formed a political action committee - 43 Alumni for Biden - to support the former vice president in his Nov. 3 race, three organizers of the group told Reuters. Bush was the country's 43rd president.
  • Retired judge calls effort to drop case against ex-Trump adviser 'gross abuse' of power

    06/10/2020 10:28:11 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 84 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 10, 2020 | Sarah N. Lynch and Jan Wolfe
    WASHINGTON — A retired judge on Wednesday urged a federal court not to allow the Justice Department to dismiss its criminal case against President Donald Trump's former adviser Michael Flynn, citing evidence of a "gross abuse of prosecutorial power." The U.S. district judge hearing the case, Emmet Sullivan, last month tapped John Gleeson to serve as a "friend of the court," after the Justice Department abruptly asked the court to dismiss the criminal charge against Flynn, a former national security adviser. The stunning move by the Justice Department followed a pressure campaign by Trump and his conservative allies and came...
  • Leaked exchanges from internal posts at Facebook show employees wanted to remove Trump's 'looting and shooting' tweets that were reposted to the site despite CEO Zuckerberg saying they were 'essential state advice'

    05/31/2020 12:10:51 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 31 2020 | JAMES GORDON
    Some workers at Facebook are unhappy with the social media giant's decision to not take any action on controversial posts by President Donald Trump, despite having been flagged on Twitter. Some of the employees are calling on Facebook executives to reconsider the decision to keep up Trump''s controversial posts about mail-in ballots and the Minnesota protests. 'I have to say I am finding the contortions we have to go through incredibly hard to stomach,' one employee was quoted in an email as reported by The Verge.
  • In Veiled Warning to Iran, U.S. Tells Gulf Mariners to Stay Clear of Its Warships

    05/20/2020 6:14:35 PM PDT · by Oatka · 32 replies
    Reuters via gCaptain ^ | 05/19/2020 | Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali
    By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – In an alert that appeared aimed squarely at Iran, the U.S. Navy issued a warning on Tuesday to mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters (yards) away from U.S. warships or risk being “interpreted as a threat and subject to lawful defensive measures.”
  • Russia examines ventilator type sent to U.S. after fires kill six

    05/12/2020 11:17:35 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 12, 2020 | Andrew Osborne, Alexander Marrow
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow has begun investigating the safety of a Russian-made medical ventilator, some of which have been sent to the United States, after six people died in hospital fires reported to involve two such machines.