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2018-08-19: News Headlines

Staff (2018-08-19). Small Modular Reactors Have Little Appeal. truthdig.com The last hope of the nuclear industry for competing with renewables is small modular reactors, but despite political support their future looks bleak.

David Edwards, Raw Story (2018-08-19). 'Truth Isn't Truth': Rudy Giuliani Has Epic Meltdown on Meet The Press. alternet.org During an interview on NBC's Meet the Press, Giuliani complained that special counsel Robert Mueller was taking too long to finish his investigation. | Attorney Rudy Giuliani insisted on Sunday that evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians can not be taken at face value because "truth isn't truth. "During an interview on NBC's Meet the Press, Giuliani complained that special counsel Robert Mueller was taking too long to. . .

RT (2018-08-19). American arrested for peeing on passenger two rows behind him during flight to Japan. rt.com A 24-year-old American has been arrested for urinating on a fellow passenger, seated two rows behind him, during a flight to Japan. He was inebriated and said he didn't recall doing it.

RT (2018-08-19). Accused 'Russian agent' Butina moved to another jail, now in 'borderline torture' conditions. rt.com Maria Butina, the Russian gun activist jailed in the US on charges of being an unregistered "foreign agent," has been moved to a different prison without warning. The Russian embassy says her new conditions border on torture.

RT (2018-08-19). Facebook 'censors' conservative education page, says it was a mistake, but few are convinced. rt.com Facebook says it had mistakenly deleted videos and limited the reach of US conservative educational organization PragerU. The content has now been restored, but PragerU supporters don't think it was an accident.

RT (2018-08-19). 14 fans injured after structure collapses before Backstreet Boys Oklahoma concert (PHOTOS, VIDEO). rt.com At least 14 people who gathered for a Backstreet Boys concert in Oklahoma have been injured after a severe storm blew over an outdoor entrance structure.

RT (2018-08-19). Syria stabilization fund was ridiculous, let the Saudis pay it, Trump says. rt.com US President Donald Trump has praised Washington's cancellation of $230mn in funding for stabilization in war-torn Syria. Let "other rich countries" pay it, Trump says, while the US spends its money on its military and allies.

RT (2018-08-19). Right, left-wing groups face each other in fiery public confrontations in Boston, Seattle. rt.com The right and the left have faced off in Boston and Seattle, the latest of vitriolic protests between the opposing groups. The showdown comes a week after thousands rallied in the US capital to oppose a white supremacist protest.

Middle East Monitor (2018-08-18). China's Top Diplomat Says Cooperation With Iran To Continue. iranian.com China will continue its cooperation and relations with Iran, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, citing a statement from Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 deal in which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear work in return for the lifting of most Western sanctions, is in line with […]

Juan Cole (2018-08-18). If You Put an Old W. Bush Crony in Charge of Iran Policy, Doesn't It Signal a War-Like Intention? globalresearch.ca Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has appointed Brian H. Hook, the State Department director of policy planning, to head a coordinated "Iran Action Group." | Hook served in several important posts …

William Blum (2018-08-18). The Mind of the Mass Media: Email Exchange Between Myself and a Leading Washington Post Foreign Policy Reporter. globalresearch.ca * | Dear Mr. Birnbaum, | You write Trump "made no mention of Russia's adventures in Ukraine". Well, neither he nor Putin nor you made any mention of America's adventures in the Ukraine, …

RT (2018-08-18). Trump: 'We won't let' discrimination of conservatives on social media happen. rt.com US President Donald Trump has spoken out about censorship against conservatives on social media, saying it is a "very dangerous thing" and calling for everyone to be allowed to participate in the online conversation.

RT (2018-08-18). Trump takes a minute to explain the obvious: It's the president's job to talk to foreign leaders. rt.com Apparently seeking once again to dispel his opponents' scorn over his diplomatic practices, US President Donald Trump has tweeted out a video address. In it, he explains that world leaders sometimes meet and it's a good thing.

RT (2018-08-18). Mysterious fireball that dazzled Alabama locals solved by NASA (VIDEO). rt.com A fireball that streaked across the sky in the US state of Alabama on Friday has been confirmed by NASA as an asteroid that was "at least 40 times as bright as the Full Moon."

RT (2018-08-18). Judge denies media request to publish names of Manafort jurors. rt.com As a Virginia jury continues deliberations in the tax evasion trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the judge said he received threats over the case and refused media demands to reveal the jurors' identities.

RT (2018-08-18). Could science-fiction super soldiers become reality after extreme US military tests? rt.com Captain America, Deadpool, Wolverine: three fictional characters with superhuman bodies boosted for combat. Such stories, however, may soon become reality through US military trials currently proposed to revolutionize warfare.

RT (2018-08-18). Senate intel committee head sees no evidence of Russian collusion, says probe 'frustrating as hell'. rt.com After 19 months of a "frustrating as hell' probe, the Senate Intelligence Committee has found "no factual evidence" of the Trump campaign colluding with Moscow, the chairman, Richard Burr, says.

wsws.org (2018-08-18). Taliban attack on Afghan city deepens crisis of US puppet regime in Kabul. wsws.org Driven by the mounting instability of the Afghan regime and the threat that regional rivals Russia and China could expand their involvement in the country, Washington has quietly reopened direct talks with the Taliban.

RT (2018-08-18). African-American support of Trump at 36%, almost double from last year — poll. rt.com Support for US President Donald Trump among black voters is currently at 36 percent, almost double the number from last year, according to a new poll. It comes despite reports that a tape exists of Trump using the N-word.

RT (2018-08-18). Iran Action Group repeats Pompeo's old CIA gimmicks, won't work either — professor to RT. rt.com The US' creation of the Iran Action Group is a repeat of Mike Pompeo's tired tactics, Foad Izdi, professor of political communication at the University of Tehran, told RT, adding that the US likely won't achieve regime change. |

RT (2018-08-18). US takes away $230mn of Syria stabilization funding. rt.com The US has ended funding for stabilization projects in Syria, as President Donald Trump looks to withdraw from the long-running conflict. The move comes as allies step up their contributions.

RT (2018-08-18). NYT reports White House counsel cooperates with 'Russiagate' probe, Trump says he allowed it. rt.com White House counsel Don McGahn has cooperated with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 'Russiagate' investigation into US President Donald Trump, the New York Times reports. Trump says he allowed it for transparency.

RT (2018-08-18). Accused 'Russian agent' Butina deprived of sleep & medication — lawyer to RT. rt.com Jailed Russian gun activist Maria Butina, accused in the US of "espionage," has been unexpectedly transferred to another prison, her lawyer told RT. Butina is suffering from leg swelling and she was effectively deprived of sleep.

Ajamu Baraka (2018-08-17). Opposing Bipartisan Warmongering is Defending Human Rights of the Poor and Working Class. counterpunch.org The decision by Democrat party president Harry Truman to bomb the cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on the 9thwith the newly developed nuclear weapon signaled to the world that the U.S. was prepared to use military force to back up its new-found position as the leader of the Western colonial-capitalist powers, now More

The Saker (2018-08-17). Analysis Of Iran's Reply: No War And No Negotiations. iranian.com We can all thank God for the fact that the AngloZionists did not launch a war on the DPRK, that no Ukronazi attack on the Donbass took place during the World Cup in Russia and that the leaders of the Empire have apparently have given up on their plans to launch a reconquista of Syria. However, each […]

Eric Zuesse (2018-08-17). Russiagate and the US Mainstream 'News' Media. globalresearch.ca William Binney, the U.S. National Security Agency's former technical director for global analysis, has, for the past year, been globe-trotting to investigate the actual evidence regarding the official Russiagate investigations, …

The Saker (2018-08-17). Iran's Reply: No War and No Negotiations. mintpressnews.com We can all thank God for the fact that the AngloZionists did not launch a war on the DPRK, that no Ukronazi attack on the Donbass took place during the World Cup in Russia and that the leaders of the Empire have apparently have given up on their plans to launch a reconquista of Syria. However, each of these retreats from their hysterical rhetoric has only made the Neocons more frustrated and determined to show the planet that they are still The Hegemon who cannot be disobeyed with impunity. As I wrote after the failed US cruise missile strike on Syria this spring, " each click brings us closer to the bang". In the immortal words of Michael Ledeen, "Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the…

Alex Henderson, AlterNet (2018-08-17). Democratic Senator Bill Nelson Stands by Allegations of Russian Hacking in Florida's Elections System. alternet.org Florida is among five states that received the lowest grade for election security from the Center for American Progress. | Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson has been taking a lot of criticism from Gov. Rick Scott—who he is running against in Florida's U. S. Senate race this year—for alleging, earlier this month, that Russians have hacked Florida's election systems. Scott, a Republican, has denounced Nelson's allegation as irresponsible. . .

RT (2018-08-17). 'She could've hurt us': Georgia police taser 87yo Syrian woman cutting dandelions. rt.com An 87-year-old Syrian woman who was cutting dandelions near her home in Georgia was tasered by police because she approached an officer with a knife. The police department has defended the move, despite outrage from her family.

RT (2018-08-17). 'Career over!' Trump raps Gov. Cuomo over 'greatness' gaffe, compares it to Clinton's 'deplorables'. rt.com President Donald Trump has called out New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for saying that America was "never that great," asking his followers if it was as bad or worse than Hillary Clinton calling his supporters "deplorables" in 2016.

RT (2018-08-17). Trump's grand military parade postponed until next year. rt.com An extravagant military parade planned by President Donald Trump for November in Washington DC has been put on hold until next year. The parade was reportedly set to cost more than $90 million. |

RT (2018-08-17). 'We defeated communist Japan': Fox News host offers irrefutable proof of America's greatness. rt.com The US victory over "communist Japan" serves as ironclad proof of America's greatness, Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt has argued, laying waste to highly un-American utterances made by New York governor Andrew Cuomo.

RT (2018-08-17). Trump asks pastor jailed in Turkey to be 'great patriot hostage' for US. rt.com President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that the US will "pay nothing" for the release of a jailed American Pastor in Turkey, but would punish Ankara if he is not released. |

RT (2018-08-17). Pentagon hypes China threat amid renewed strategic competition. rt.com The Pentagon is raising an alarm about "rapidly" growing Chinese military capabilities, from long-range bombers to a blue-water navy, as mainstream media warn that Chinese pilots are "likely" training for strikes against the US.

RT (2018-08-17). 'We are not going to take it sitting down': Trump on detention of US pastor in Turkey. rt.com US President Donald Trump has vowed to take new steps to free an American pastor detained in Turkey, stating that "we haven't seen the last of it." Pastor Andrew Brunson has been held by Ankara since 2016.

RT (2018-08-17). 'You never had to say her last name' — Larry King pays tribute to the late Aretha Franklin. rt.com Broadcast legend Larry King has paid tribute to the late 'Queen of Soul,' Aretha Franklin, who passed away on Thursday aged 76. |

RT (2018-08-17). Trump slams hefty price tag for DC military parade, will spend $900k on flight to Paris instead. rt.com The city of Washington DC wanted an obscene amount of cash to host a now-shelved military parade, Donald Trump has tweeted. Instead, the president will honor the troops with a fiscally responsible $140k per hour flight to Paris.

RT (2018-08-17). Tribute confusion: Fox News apologizes for mixing up late Aretha Franklin with Patti LaBelle. rt.com Fox News had to apologize for an embarrassing mistake in its tribute to the late Aretha Franklin. The TV channel mixed up a photo of 'Queen of Soul' Franklin with the 'Godmother of Soul' Patti LaBelle.

RT (2018-08-17). McCain death tweet gets anti-imperialist Aussie journalist banned from Twitter. rt.com Australian anti-war journalist Caitlin Johnstone was suspended from Twitter for several hours after a tweet blasting Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) as a warmonger and suggested that his death would make the world a better place.

RT (2018-08-17). Accused 'Russian agent' Butina subjected to excessive strip searches in US jail — embassy. rt.com The Russian embassy in the US has accused American authorities of subjecting jailed Russian gun activist and 'agent' Maria Butina to cruel and inhumane treatment, including unwarranted strip searches. |

RT (2018-08-17). Pentagon employee questioned contracts with FBI informant Halper & lost his clearance — attorney. rt.com A Pentagon employee claims he was stripped of his security clearance after he complained about Department of Defense contracts with Stefan Halper — the man who was later revealed to be keeping tabs on Donald Trump's campaign.

RT (2018-08-17). Fired Tesla employee alleges company spied on workers, knew of drug dealing at plant. rt.com An employee fired from Tesla's 'Gigafactory 1' battery plant has accused the electric-car maker of spying on its staff and failing to investigate reports that a Mexican cartel may be selling drugs inside the facility.

RT (2018-08-17). 'Russia hysteria' an affront to American values, US congressman insists. rt.com The ongoing demonization of Russia distracts from far more serious issues facing the United States and undermines American values, including the concept of innocent until proven guilty, congressman Thomas Massie has argued.

Middle East Monitor (2018-08-16). Rare Admission: Khamenei Admits Mistake For Permitting Nuclear Negotiations. iranian.com Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake in allowing the country's foreign minister to speak to his US counterpart during negotiations that led to a 2015 international nuclear agreement. International sanctions on Iran were lifted when the pact with world powers came into force in 2016, but the expected level of foreign […]

Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-16). For Italy, Trump Represents a 'Populist' Opportunity. consortiumnews.com The new Italian government is taking comfort in some of Trump's positions, especially on migration, trade and Russia, says Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus in Milan Special to Consortium News During the 2016 United States election campaign, most of Italy's… Read more →

RT (2018-08-16). 'Say a Little Prayer': Music legend Aretha Franklin dies aged 76. rt.com Soul music icon Aretha Franklin has died, surrounded by her family and friends at her home in Detroit, following a long battle with illness. She was 76 years old.

RT (2018-08-16). Feds shutter & fine 'pirate' Texas radio that broadcast Alex Jones. rt.com The US communications regulator has shut down an Austin, Texas radio station and slapped it with a $15,000 fine for operating without a license.

RT (2018-08-16). Punctured batteries, massive waste: Whistleblower accuses Tesla of sloppy production (PHOTOS). rt.com A former Tesla technician took to Twitter to detail what he says is extensive evidence of malpractice and waste at the electric carmaker's factories, and potentially deadly battery defects in its cars. |

RT (2018-08-16). Assange should be given immunity if US wants him to testify — Rand Paul. rt.com WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent more than 2,200 days in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, should be granted immunity from prosecution if he agrees to testify in the US, Senator Rand Paul has said. |

RT (2018-08-16). 'America was never that great': NY governor bashes his own country to get at Trump. rt.com New York Governor Andrew Cuomo drew President Trump's anger, after he told a crowd at a women's rights event that America "was never that great." |

2018-08-19: Social Media Postees

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'Truth Isn't Truth': Rudy Giuliani Has Epic Meltdown on Meet The Press
David Edwards, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-08-19
During an interview on NBC's Meet the Press, Giuliani complained that special counsel Robert Mueller was taking too long to finish his investigation. | Attorney Rudy Giuliani insisted on Sunday that evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians can not be taken at face value because "truth isn't truth. "During an interview on NBC's Meet the Press, Giuliani complained that special counsel Robert Mueller was taking too long to. . .
alternet.org/truth-isnt-truth-rudy-giuliani-has-epic-meltdown-meet-press

Small Modular Reactors Have Little Appeal
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-19
The last hope of the nuclear industry for competing with renewables is small modular reactors, but despite political support their future looks bleak. | The post Small Modular Reactors Have Little Appeal appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/small-modular-reactors-have-little-appeal/

Right, left-wing groups face each other in fiery public confrontations in Boston, Seattle
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-19
The right and the left have faced off in Boston and Seattle, the latest of vitriolic protests between the opposing groups. The showdown comes a week after thousands rallied in the US capital to oppose a white supremacist protest.
rt.com/news/436318-seattle-boston-protest-speech/

14 fans injured after structure collapses before Backstreet Boys Oklahoma concert (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-19
At least 14 people who gathered for a Backstreet Boys concert in Oklahoma have been injured after a severe storm blew over an outdoor entrance structure.
rt.com/usa/436305-backstreet-boys-concert-injured/

American arrested for peeing on passenger two rows behind him during flight to Japan
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-19
A 24-year-old American has been arrested for urinating on a fellow passenger, seated two rows behind him, during a flight to Japan. He was inebriated and said he didn't recall doing it.
rt.com/usa/436324-american-urinates-passenger-flight/

Syria stabilization fund was ridiculous, let the Saudis pay it, Trump says
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-19
US President Donald Trump has praised Washington's cancellation of $230mn in funding for stabilization in war-torn Syria. Let "other rich countries" pay it, Trump says, while the US spends its money on its military and allies.
rt.com/usa/436302-trump-syria-money-ridiculous/

Accused 'Russian agent' Butina moved to another jail, now in 'borderline torture' conditions
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-19
Maria Butina, the Russian gun activist jailed in the US on charges of being an unregistered "foreign agent," has been moved to a different prison without warning. The Russian embassy says her new conditions border on torture.
rt.com/usa/436301-butina-moved-torture-prison/

Facebook 'censors' conservative education page, says it was a mistake, but few are convinced
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-19
Facebook says it had mistakenly deleted videos and limited the reach of US conservative educational organization PragerU. The content has now been restored, but PragerU supporters don't think it was an accident.
rt.com/usa/436300-prageru-facebook-censorship-mistake/

The Mind of the Mass Media: Email Exchange Between Myself and a Leading Washington Post Foreign Policy Reporter
William Blum | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-18
* | Dear Mr. Birnbaum, | You write Trump "made no mention of Russia's adventures in Ukraine". Well, neither he nor Putin nor you made any mention of America's adventures in the Ukraine, …
globalresearch.ca/the-mind-of-the-mass-media-email-exchange-between-myself-and-a-leading-washington-post-foreign-policy-reporter/5651043

China's Top Diplomat Says Cooperation With Iran To Continue
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-08-18
China will continue its cooperation and relations with Iran, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, citing a statement from Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 deal in which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear work in return for the lifting of most Western sanctions, is in line with […] | The post China's Top Diplomat Says Cooperation With Iran To Continue appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/18/chinas-cooperation-with-iran-to-continue/

US takes away $230mn of Syria stabilization funding
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-18
The US has ended funding for stabilization projects in Syria, as President Donald Trump looks to withdraw from the long-running conflict. The move comes as allies step up their contributions.
rt.com/usa/436250-trump-cuts-syria-funding/

Iran Action Group repeats Pompeo's old CIA gimmicks, won't work either — professor to RT
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-18
The US' creation of the Iran Action Group is a repeat of Mike Pompeo's tired tactics, Foad Izdi, professor of political communication at the University of Tehran, told RT, adding that the US likely won't achieve regime change.
rt.com/news/436253-iran-action-group-pompeo/

Trump: 'We won't let' discrimination of conservatives on social media happen
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-18
US President Donald Trump has spoken out about censorship against conservatives on social media, saying it is a "very dangerous thing" and calling for everyone to be allowed to participate in the online conversation.
rt.com/usa/436282-trump-censorship-social-media/

Senate intel committee head sees no evidence of Russian collusion, says probe 'frustrating as hell'
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-18
After 19 months of a "frustrating as hell' probe, the Senate Intelligence Committee has found "no factual evidence" of the Trump campaign colluding with Moscow, the chairman, Richard Burr, says.
rt.com/usa/436280-intelligence-burr-russia-probe/

African-American support of Trump at 36%, almost double from last year — poll
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-18
Support for US President Donald Trump among black voters is currently at 36 percent, almost double the number from last year, according to a new poll. It comes despite reports that a tape exists of Trump using the N-word.
rt.com/usa/436248-black-support-trump-grows/

Trump takes a minute to explain the obvious: It's the president's job to talk to foreign leaders
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-18
Apparently seeking once again to dispel his opponents' scorn over his diplomatic practices, US President Donald Trump has tweeted out a video address. In it, he explains that world leaders sometimes meet and it's a good thing.
rt.com/usa/436298-trump-diplomacy-good-thing/

Could science-fiction super soldiers become reality after extreme US military tests?
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-18
Captain America, Deadpool, Wolverine: three fictional characters with superhuman bodies boosted for combat. Such stories, however, may soon become reality through US military trials currently proposed to revolutionize warfare.
rt.com/usa/436277-experiment-super-soldier-military/

Accused 'Russian agent' Butina deprived of sleep & medication — lawyer to RT
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-18
Jailed Russian gun activist Maria Butina, accused in the US of "espionage," has been unexpectedly transferred to another prison, her lawyer told RT. Butina is suffering from leg swelling and she was effectively deprived of sleep.
rt.com/usa/436290-butina-deprived-sleep-medicine/

Mysterious fireball that dazzled Alabama locals solved by NASA (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-18
A fireball that streaked across the sky in the US state of Alabama on Friday has been confirmed by NASA as an asteroid that was "at least 40 times as bright as the Full Moon."
rt.com/usa/436296-meteor-alabama-bright-sky/

Judge denies media request to publish names of Manafort jurors
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-18
As a Virginia jury continues deliberations in the tax evasion trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the judge said he received threats over the case and refused media demands to reveal the jurors' identities.
rt.com/usa/436247-manafort-jurors-judge-threats/

Taliban attack on Afghan city deepens crisis of US puppet regime in Kabul
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
Driven by the mounting instability of the Afghan regime and the threat that regional rivals Russia and China could expand their involvement in the country, Washington has quietly reopened direct talks with the Taliban.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/18/afgh-a18.html

NYT reports White House counsel cooperates with 'Russiagate' probe, Trump says he allowed it
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-18
White House counsel Don McGahn has cooperated with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 'Russiagate' investigation into US President Donald Trump, the New York Times reports. Trump says he allowed it for transparency.
rt.com/usa/436297-white-house-counsel-mcgahn-mueller/

Russiagate and the US Mainstream 'News' Media
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-17
William Binney, the U.S. National Security Agency's former technical director for global analysis, has, for the past year, been globe-trotting to investigate the actual evidence regarding the official Russiagate investigations, …
globalresearch.ca/russiagate-and-the-us-mainstream-news-media/5650904

Iran's Reply: No War and No Negotiations
The Saker | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-17
We can all thank God for the fact that the AngloZionists did not launch a war on the DPRK, that no Ukronazi attack on the Donbass took place during the World Cup in Russia and that the leaders of the Empire have apparently have given up on their plans to launch a reconquista of Syria. However, each of these retreats from their hysterical rhetoric has only made the Neocons more frustrated and determined to show the planet that they are still The Hegemon who cannot be disobeyed with impunity. As I wrote after the failed US cruise missile strike on Syria this spring, " each click brings us closer to the bang". In the immortal words of Michael Ledeen, "Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the…
mintpressnews.com/irans-reply-no-war-and-no-negotiations/247929/

Analysis Of Iran's Reply: No War And No Negotiations
The Saker | iranian.com | 2018-08-17
We can all thank God for the fact that the AngloZionists did not launch a war on the DPRK, that no Ukronazi attack on the Donbass took place during the World Cup in Russia and that the leaders of the Empire have apparently have given up on their plans to launch a reconquista of Syria. However, each […] | The post Analysis Of Iran's Reply: No War And No Negotiations appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/17/no-war-and-no-negotiations/

Democratic Senator Bill Nelson Stands by Allegations of Russian Hacking in Florida's Elections System
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-17
Florida is among five states that received the lowest grade for election security from the Center for American Progress. | Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson has been taking a lot of criticism from Gov. Rick Scott–who he is running against in Florida's U. S. Senate race this year–for alleging, earlier this month, that Russians have hacked Florida's election systems. Scott, a Republican, has denounced Nelson's allegation as irresponsible. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/democratic-senator-bill-nelson-stands-allegations-russian-hacking-floridas

Opposing Bipartisan Warmongering is Defending Human Rights of the Poor and Working Class
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-17
The decision by Democrat party president Harry Truman to bomb the cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on the 9thwith the newly developed nuclear weapon signaled to the world that the U.S. was prepared to use military force to back up its new-found position as the leader of the Western colonial-capitalist powers, now…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/17/opposing-bipartisan-warmongering-is-defending-human-rights-of-the-poor-and-working-class/

McCain death tweet gets anti-imperialist Aussie journalist banned from Twitter
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-17
Australian anti-war journalist Caitlin Johnstone was suspended from Twitter for several hours after a tweet blasting Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) as a warmonger and suggested that his death would make the world a better place.
rt.com/usa/436243-caitlin-johnstone-twitter-mccain/

Trump slams hefty price tag for DC military parade, will spend $900k on flight to Paris instead
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-17
The city of Washington DC wanted an obscene amount of cash to host a now-shelved military parade, Donald Trump has tweeted. Instead, the president will honor the troops with a fiscally responsible $140k per hour flight to Paris.
rt.com/usa/436234-trump-military-parade-dc-paris/

'We are not going to take it sitting down': Trump on detention of US pastor in Turkey
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-17
US President Donald Trump has vowed to take new steps to free an American pastor detained in Turkey, stating that "we haven't seen the last of it." Pastor Andrew Brunson has been held by Ankara since 2016.
rt.com/usa/436225-trump-turkey-spat-pastor/

Trump asks pastor jailed in Turkey to be 'great patriot hostage' for US
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-17
President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that the US will "pay nothing" for the release of a jailed American Pastor in Turkey, but would punish Ankara if he is not released.
rt.com/usa/436172-trump-turkey-patriot-hostage/

'You never had to say her last name' — Larry King pays tribute to the late Aretha Franklin
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-17
Broadcast legend Larry King has paid tribute to the late 'Queen of Soul,' Aretha Franklin, who passed away on Thursday aged 76.
rt.com/usa/436171-aretha-franklin-larry-king/

Trump's grand military parade postponed until next year
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-17
An extravagant military parade planned by President Donald Trump for November in Washington DC has been put on hold until next year. The parade was reportedly set to cost more than $90 million.
rt.com/usa/436169-trump-military-parade-canceled/

Pentagon hypes China threat amid renewed strategic competition
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-17
The Pentagon is raising an alarm about "rapidly" growing Chinese military capabilities, from long-range bombers to a blue-water navy, as mainstream media warn that Chinese pilots are "likely" training for strikes against the US.
rt.com/usa/436240-pentagon-china-pilots-missions-report/

'We defeated communist Japan': Fox News host offers irrefutable proof of America's greatness
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-17
The US victory over "communist Japan" serves as ironclad proof of America's greatness, Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt has argued, laying waste to highly un-American utterances made by New York governor Andrew Cuomo.
rt.com/usa/436211-japan-communist-fox-earhardt-great/

'Russia hysteria' an affront to American values, US congressman insists
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-17
The ongoing demonization of Russia distracts from far more serious issues facing the United States and undermines American values, including the concept of innocent until proven guilty, congressman Thomas Massie has argued.
rt.com/usa/436200-massie-russia-hysteria-values/

Fired Tesla employee alleges company spied on workers, knew of drug dealing at plant
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-17
An employee fired from Tesla's 'Gigafactory 1' battery plant has accused the electric-car maker of spying on its staff and failing to investigate reports that a Mexican cartel may be selling drugs inside the facility.
rt.com/usa/436177-musk-tesla-employee-lawsuit/

'Career over!' Trump raps Gov. Cuomo over 'greatness' gaffe, compares it to Clinton's 'deplorables'
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-17
President Donald Trump has called out New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for saying that America was "never that great," asking his followers if it was as bad or worse than Hillary Clinton calling his supporters "deplorables" in 2016.
rt.com/usa/436244-trump-cuomo-clinton-tweet/

Tribute confusion: Fox News apologizes for mixing up late Aretha Franklin with Patti LaBelle
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-17
Fox News had to apologize for an embarrassing mistake in its tribute to the late Aretha Franklin. The TV channel mixed up a photo of 'Queen of Soul' Franklin with the 'Godmother of Soul' Patti LaBelle.
rt.com/usa/436194-fox-news-aretha-franklin/

'She could've hurt us': Georgia police taser 87yo Syrian woman cutting dandelions
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-17
An 87-year-old Syrian woman who was cutting dandelions near her home in Georgia was tasered by police because she approached an officer with a knife. The police department has defended the move, despite outrage from her family.
rt.com/usa/436242-elderly-woman-tasered-knife-dandelions/

Accused 'Russian agent' Butina subjected to excessive strip searches in US jail — embassy
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-17
The Russian embassy in the US has accused American authorities of subjecting jailed Russian gun activist and 'agent' Maria Butina to cruel and inhumane treatment, including unwarranted strip searches.
rt.com/usa/436170-russian-activist-strip-searched/

Pentagon employee questioned contracts with FBI informant Halper & lost his clearance — attorney
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-17
A Pentagon employee claims he was stripped of his security clearance after he complained about Department of Defense contracts with Stefan Halper — the man who was later revealed to be keeping tabs on Donald Trump's campaign.
rt.com/usa/436224-pentagon-employee-lost-clearance-halper/

For Italy, Trump Represents a 'Populist' Opportunity
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-08-16
The new Italian government is taking comfort in some of Trump's positions, especially on migration, trade and Russia, says Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus in Milan Special to Consortium News During the 2016 United States election campaign, most of Italy's… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/08/16/for-italy-trump-represents-a-populist-opportunity/

Is this sultry sister of 'Hot Felon' Meeks? Woman's mugshot sparks theory (POLL)
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-16
A woman reportedly arrested for driving without holding a valid licence could soon become the next criminal to strike it rich after seeing her mugshot go viral.
rt.com/usa/436103-hot-felon-jeremy-meeks/

Watch dad blast white supremacist Charlottesville organizer during live stream with neo-Nazi
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-16
The organizer of last year's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one person dead, has been humiliated in public as a video emerged of him being scolded by his father over his extremist views.
rt.com/usa/436116-video-dad-neo-nazi/

Power outage holds flights at Reagan National Airport, Washington DC (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-16
Inbound and outbound flights were bogged down for over an hour in the US capital's primary airport, as it experienced a complete power outage. Stranded travelers have been posting images of the sudden blackout on social media.
rt.com/usa/436068-reagan-airport-power-outage/

Antifa clashes debate: Same as 'Batman using violence to prevent greater violence'?
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-16
Following CNN host Chris Cuomo's controversial statement that "all punches are not equal," which prompted accusations that he supports Antifa violence, RT has hosted a debate on whether brute force is sometimes justified.
rt.com/usa/436157-antifa-violence-debate-cuomo/

50 Cent and 6ix9ine narrowly miss shooting in Brooklyn near music video set
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-16
50 Cent and 6ix9ine's music video shoot almost turned deadly on Tuesday night as they narrowly escaped being hit by gunfire in the Brooklyn area of New York.
rt.com/usa/436100-50cent-6ix9ine-shooting-brooklyn/

'Full of itself': Facebook using Russia as excuse to censor information online, says Steve Malzberg
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-16
Facebook is using false claims against Russia and its supposed "bots" and "trolls" as justification to shut down pages of news outlets it doesn't agree with, conservative commentator Steve Malzberg told RT's "Watching the Hawks."
rt.com/usa/436128-malzberg-facebook-censorship-russia/

US refugee arrested over alleged ISIS killing in Iraq, vetting system slammed as 'failure'
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-16
An Iraqi refugee has been arrested in the US after allegedly killing a police officer while he fought for the terrorist Islamic State group in 2014. It has cast doubt on the efficacy of the US resettlement scheme.
rt.com/usa/436126-isis-refugee-extradited-iraq/