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Monday, December 23rd, 2019

 

Brazilian President Bolsonaro Taken to Hospital After Fainting – Report

© AP Photo / Leo Correa By SPUTNIK Bolsonaro reportedly lost consciousness in his bathroom on late Monday and was quickly transported to the hospital by the presidential convoy. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been taken to hospital in Brasilia, the local media O Globo reported on Monday. The minister of the Institutional Security Office (GSI), Augusto Heleno, has been to the hospital to monitor the president’s condition, but has assured “it’s no big deal”.  The medical team confirmed that Bolsonaro had undergone a computer tomography scan of the skull,Read More


Wikipedia’s Article of the Day December 24, 2019: Frank Borman

Photo credit Wikipedia Frank Borman (born 1928) is a retired United States Air Force colonel, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and businessman, and the oldest living former NASA astronaut. In 1968, he was the commander of Apollo 8, the first crewed mission to fly around the Moon, for which he was awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. A graduate of West Point, he served as an air force fighter pilot and flight instructor, and an assistant professor at West Point. He was one of five students in the first classRead More


Saudi Arabia sentences five to death over Khashoggi murder, U.N. official decries ‘mockery’

FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London, Britain, September 29, 2018. Picture taken September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS RIYADH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death and three to jail over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but a U.N. investigator accused it of making a “mockery” of justice by allowing the masterminds of last year’s killing to go free. A Saudi court rejected the findings of a U.N. inquiry by rulingRead More


Saudi Arabia sentences five to death over Khashoggi murder, U.N. official decries ‘mockery’

FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London, Britain, September 29, 2018. Picture taken September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS RIYADH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death and three to jail over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but a U.N. investigator accused it of making a “mockery” of justice by allowing the masterminds of last year’s killing to go free. A Saudi court rejected the findings of a U.N. inquiry by rulingRead More


Why the Editor of Christianity Today Decided to Rebuke Trump

Source Photograph by Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty In an editorial titled “Trump Should be Removed from Office,” the editor of Christianity Today argued against the President’s conduct from a moral perspective. This week, the editor of Christianity Today, an evangelical magazine that was founded in the nineteen-fifties by the Reverend Billy Graham, came out against Donald Trump’s Presidency. In an editorial titled “Trump Should Be Removed from Office,” the editor, Mark Galli, wrote that Trump’s effort to pressure the Ukrainian government to discredit a political opponent “is notRead More


France says it carried out first armed drone strike in Mali

PARIS (Associated Press) — France’s defense ministry announced Monday it had carried out its first armed drone strike, killing seven Islamic extremists in central Mali over the weekend. France joins a tiny group of countries that use armed drones, including the United States. The drone deployment came nearly one month after two French helicopters collided in Mali, killing 13 soldiers in the deadliest military loss for France in nearly four decades. A defense ministry statement said the drone strike took place Saturday while French President Emmanuel Macron was visiting neighboringRead More


Regulating the Movement of Grazing Reindeer in the North

Regulating the Movement of Grazing Reindeer in the North – The Reindeer Convention of 1919 December 23, 2019 By Elin Hofverberg, LAW LIBRARIANS OF CONGRESS Santa with toys in a sleigh, drawn by reindeer, with a church on the right and another in the distance, publisher not identified, between 1880 and 1890. (Prints and Photographs Division, //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.40208.) As Norad prepares to track Santa and his reindeer as they travel the world, I note that the movement of reindeer has been a regulated issue in the Northern countries of Europe forRead More


WHY MUSEVENI CAN ALLOW PARLIAMENT TO OPERATE A RADIO STATION

Photo may be subject to copyright CHANGE OF GUARDS – Uganda’s communist military dictatorship prides itself in controlling the flow of information. It is in this regard that it has always curtailed the flow of information on parliamentary proceedings and other legislative activities. Live coverage of parliamentary proceedings is restricted to the state controlled Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC). Even the private media practitioners who are accredited to cover parliament are curtailed and in most cases compromised. At one time, the regime sought to impose a requirement of a Bachelor’s DegreeRead More


A Wintry Poem: “White-Eyes” by Mary Oliver

December 23, 2019 By Anne Holmes, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Winter and the holidays are upon us, which we know can be a complex time full of cheer, traditions, travel delays, reunions, heavy meals and sweet treats, and some truly bitter cold weather (for those of us traveling to the Midwest, for example). No matter where you are or how you’re celebrating, we hope you’ll take a moment to slow down and give the gift of poetry—to yourself, to your loved ones, or even to strangers in airports. Here’s a poemRead More


BURUNDI: Landslides kill at least 15 in Bujumbura

Mayor says landslides kill at least 15 in Burundi’s capital NAIROBI, Kenya (Associsted Press) — The mayor of Burundi’s capital says at least 15 people have been killed by landslides caused by heavy rains over the weekend. Bujumbura Mayor Freddy Mbonimpa on Sunday evening said another 30 people were injured and dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed in the landslides earlier in the day in the north of the capital. One 50-year-old survivor who gave her name only as Angele said she lost her four children and her husbandRead More