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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

 

Placido Domingo accused of sexual harrassment (PHOTOS)

In this Friday, July 12, 2019, photo, Placido Domingo speaks during a news conference about his upcoming show “Giovanna d’Arco” in Madrid, Spain. Eight opera singers and a dancer have told The Associated Press that they were sexually harassed by Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera. The women say the encounters took place over three decades, at venues that included opera companies where he held top managerial positions. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) AP: Women accuse opera legend Domingo of sexual harassment By ASSOCIATED PRESS For decades,Read More


Placido Domingo accused of sexual harrassment (PHOTOS)

In this Friday, July 12, 2019, photo, Placido Domingo speaks during a news conference about his upcoming show “Giovanna d’Arco” in Madrid, Spain. Eight opera singers and a dancer have told The Associated Press that they were sexually harassed by Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera. The women say the encounters took place over three decades, at venues that included opera companies where he held top managerial positions. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) AP: Women accuse opera legend Domingo of sexual harassment By ASSOCIATED PRESS For decades,Read More


Trump claims credit for Shell plant announced under Obama

President Donald Trump walks on stage before speaking to a crowd of construction workers before touring Royal Dutch Shell’s petrochemical cracker plant on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 in Monaca, Pa. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette via AP) MONACA, Pa. (Associated Press) — President Donald Trump sought to take credit Tuesday for a major manufacturing complex in western Pennsylvania in his latest effort to reinvigorate the Rust Belt support that sent him to the White House. He was cheered on by fluorescent-vest-clad workers who were paid to attend by Shell, their employer, which isRead More


Austria: ex-vice chancellor’s home raided in corruption probe

Heinz-Christian Strache has had his home searched. Authorities are investigating whether company appointments have been made in return for promises on gambling licenses. By DW, NEWS AGENCIES Heinz-Christian Strache, the former vice chancellor of Austria, had his home raided in a corruption probe, reports said Tuesday. The far-right politician’s house was searched on Monday as part of a bribery investigation into the appointment of a party official to a high-ranking position at Casinos Austria (Casag). The raid was not related to the “Ibizagate” scandal, in which the Freedom Party (FPÖ)Read More


Canada Performing Well On Recruiting Foreign Workers, OECD Study Suggests

GETTY IMAGES Canadian flags are seen flying beside the Peace Tower in Ottawa.  The Liberal government made changes to the Express Entry system. By The Canadian Press, HUFFINGTON POST OTTAWA — An international review of Canada’s economic immigration system suggests the country is doing well when it comes to how it selects and welcomes foreign workers. But the report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) suggests that some tweaks would be helpful to ensure the needs of the economy are actually being met. The OECD study comesRead More


UGANDA: Another foreigner dies in Kampala hotel

Vikrant Sangir was found dead in his hotel room Police analyzing suicide note recovered from dead Indian’s hotel room By URN, THE OBSERVER Handwriting experts in the police forensic directorate are analyzing the purported suicide note left by an Indian national, Vikrant Sangir who is said to have committed suicide at Fairway hotel last Friday. Sangir’s lifeless body was found hanging by the rope in room 2204 at Fairway hotel a day after his colleague, Sidharth Shyamsunder Sharma reported him missing at Kampala central police station (CPS). Deputy Kampala MetropolitanRead More


Aid worker kidnappings ‘big business’ as criminals wade in: ex-hostage

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kidnapping of aid workers has become “big business” as militants often work with crime networks to carry out abductions, a senior United Nations official and former hostage said on Tuesday. Vincent Cochetel, who was held captive in Chechnya in 1998, said countries must bring kidnappers to justice to stem a steep increase in attacks, which are undermining aid operations. “We need to absolutely get the perpetrators to court,” Cochetel, who works for the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR), told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, adding that itRead More


UGANDA: Of Museveni’s hired eye witnesses and suspects to crime

Loy Atworo on the extreme right is a witness Uganda Police paraded as having been knocked in an accident by Ziggy Wine (RIP) OF MUSEVENI’S HIRED EYE WITNESSES AND SUSPECTS TO CRIME CHANGE OF GUARDS – As Museveni’s 33 years old military dictatorship struggles to hold onto power, it is also grappling with a credibility crisis with regard to protection of life and property. The escalation of violent crime is in resonanct with the regime’s designs of keeping the population in perpetual fear. However, the development is proving to beRead More


UGANDA: Of Museveni’s hired eye witnesses and suspects to crime

Loy Atworo on the extreme right is a witness Uganda Police paraded as having been knocked in an accident by Ziggy Wine (RIP) OF MUSEVENI’S HIRED EYE WITNESSES AND SUSPECTS TO CRIME CHANGE OF GUARDS – As Museveni’s 33 years old military dictatorship struggles to hold onto power, it is also grappling with a credibility crisis with regard to protection of life and property. The escalation of violent crime is in resonanct with the regime’s designs of keeping the population in perpetual fear. However, the development is proving to beRead More


UGANDA: Of Museveni’s hired eye witnesses and suspects to crime

Loy Atworo on the extreme right is a witness Uganda Police paraded as having been knocked in an accident by Ziggy Wine (RIP) OF MUSEVENI’S HIRED EYE WITNESSES AND SUSPECTS TO CRIME CHANGE OF GUARDS – As Museveni’s 33 years old military dictatorship struggles to hold onto power, it is also grappling with a credibility crisis with regard to protection of life and property. The escalation of violent crime is in resonanct with the regime’s designs of keeping the population in perpetual fear. However, the development is proving to beRead More