Tens of thousands of people have voted to oppose the implementation of unfair new libel laws that would muzzle the free Press. More than 140,000 people have responded to a Government consultation on whether to implement Section 40 (s.40) of the Crime and Courts Act, which could force newspapers and websites to pay libel costs even if they win a defamation case. While the Department for Culture Media and Sport has not given a breakdown, newspaper industry sources are confident there was a clear majority in favour of the repeal of s40. The consultation closed yesterday and it is believed at least
Severe storms including tornadoes, flooding and strong winds have killed at least six people and injured dozens more across three US states. The fierce storms left a trail of overturned vehicles, mangled trees and damaged homes in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas, authorities said on Sunday. A 65-year-old woman, Julia Schwede, was killed in Arkansas when a tree was blown into her home on Saturday night. In Missouri, a 72-year-old woman drowned despite her husband´s efforts to save her as their vehicle was swept away by flash flooding. At least four people were killed in Texas in a series of tornadoes that left a
This time we’re watching and taking you to account. We’re on top of every move you make. This is not 1933, nor is it 1943. Things are different. Israel is the big difference and what a difference a generation makes. These days Israel celebrates the 69th Anniversary of its Independence. The Jewish State is not to be trifled, as were the Jews in the good old days. Back then when you kicked us around you managed to get the cooperation of The New York Times and others to hide your dirty work. The papers – led by the Times – let you off the
President Donald Trump lashed out Sunday morning at Democrats who are trying to save the battle-scarred Obamacare medical insurance overhaul, saying they are leaderless, obstructionist and selfish. ´The Democrats, without a leader, have become the party of obstruction,´ he tweeted. ´They are only interested in themselves and not in what´s best for [the] U.S.´ In a series of tweets, the president called Democrats self-interested, obstructionist and ruderless Trump appeared to be blasting left-wing politicians for fretting about insurance benefits that might be lost if the Republican-led Congress replaces the current system with something dramatically different. ´You can´t compare anything to ObamaCare because ObamaCare is
The United States is running out of bombs to blast ISIS terrorists because of the number of targets getting hit, one of the country´s top generals has warned. US Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris has said he needs more munitions to keep up the intensive operations against the terror organisation in Iraq and Syria. Admiral Harris admitted he has seen much of his inventory of munitions moved to operations against ISIS. Harris outlined his concerns to a high-powered senate hearing late last week. He said: ´Critical munitions shortfalls are my top warfighting concern. Munitions are a large part of determining combat readiness in
A Spanish ship has entered Gibraltar waters for the third time. The P78 Cazadora, from the Spanish navy´s Descubierta Class, deliberately entered the northern side of the Bay of Gibraltar at around 9am this morning. It is unknown if the ship has been chased out. The news comes just two weeks after the Royal Navy HMS Scimitar intercepted the Infanta Cristina off the Gibraltar coast. The HMS Scimitar has chased away the Infanta Cristina twice this month - on April 4 and April 13. Disputes between Gibraltar and Spain over the waters are frequent but the latest comes after the
President Donald Trump is blaming his predecessor President Obama for failing to property vet Gen. Mike Flynn, who Trump hired as his national security advisor only to force him out weeks later over his Russia ties. ´Well, let me just tell you, I do feel badly for him,´ Trump said of Flynn, speaking to Fox News host Martha MacCallum a day after it was revealed a Pentagon inspector general was looking into Flynn for his income from overseas sources. ´He served the country. He was a general,´ Trump noted. ´But just remember, he was approved by the Obama administration at the highest
President Donald Trump took a high-caliber victory lap on Friday before a crowd of 10,000 gun owners and Second Amendment enthusiasts, telling the National Rifle Association´s annual convention that he would protect ´the sacred right of self-defense for all of our citizens.´ ´I will never, ever infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms,´ Trump boomed in a campaign-style speech in Atlanta. ´Never ever.´ ´The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end,´ he boasted, referring to the twilight of his predecessor´s term in office. ´You have a true friend and champion in the
White House reporters launched a hard-hitting attack on Donald Trump Saturday at the annual Correspondents´ Association dinner - which the President pointedly snubbed. The president of the White House Correspondents Association, Jeff Mason, used the get-together at the Washington Hilton to strongly criticize a president who has used his first 100 days of power as an opportunity to attack the media. The absence of President Donald Trump, who has called the media ´fake,´ ´dishonest´ and even ´the enemy of the people,´ marks the first time a president has declined since Ronald Reagan in 1981, who was, at the time, recovering
Washington- Political analyst David Gergen delivered a harsh critique of President Trump´s campaign-style rally Saturday night in an appearance on CNN´s "Newsroom." "To bring your campaign speech into the presidency is something presidents rarely do," said Gergen, who has been a White House adviser to four presidents. "This was the most divisive speech I´ve ever heard from a sitting American president." Trump´s delivered a rousing address to a crowd of supporters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania instead of attending the White House Correspondents´ Association dinner in Washington. The nearly-hour long speech began with attacks on the press and covered his tax plan,
He has floated some conspiracy theories for years, but now President Donald Trump will get to play a crucial role in the long-running saga over the government´s Kennedy assassination records. The 1992 JFK Assassination Records Collection Act, signed by President George H.W. Bush, set a 25-year timetable for declassification of assassination records dealing with President Kennedy. The law set up a single collection of records at the National Archives, and set up a process for declassification. The law required the release of all government records dealing with the assassination within 25 years – with the exception of those the president certifies for
When someone is honestly 55 percent right, that’s very good and there’s no use wrangling. And if someone is 60 percent right, it’s wonderful, it’s great luck, and let him thank God. But what’s to be said about 75 percent right? Wise people say this is suspicious. Well, and what about 100 percent right? Whoever says he’s 100 percent right is a fanatic, a thug, and the worst kind of rascal. — An old Jew of Galicia In the final stretch of last year’s presidential race, Hillary Clinton and her team thought they were, if not 100 percent right, then very close.
New york - Two conservative journalists have sparked outcry on social media by making what some have interpreted as a white supremacist hand symbol at a recent visit to the White House. Freelance journalist Mike Cernovich and Cassandra Fairbanks, a reporter for Russian news outlet Sputnik, posed for a picture behind the podium in the White House briefing room. In the photo, they are making a hand sign that can be used to signify “white power.” “Just two people doing a white power hand gesture in the White House,” Fusion senior reporter Emma Roller tweeted, alongside a screenshot of the picture.
Muslim reformer Zuhdi Jasser has recently attacked leaders of the anti-Jihad movement in America. He equated them with jihadists when he called them the derogatory word, alt-jihadists, meaning that Americans who speak and write against the evils of Islamic jihad and sharia are just as bad as jihadists. (snip)I have always respected what Zuhdi Jasser was trying to do and avoided contradicting him in public, even though I do not believe that Islam is reformable. I have kept my opinion to myself regarding the false hope Muslim reformers are giving to the Americans regarding Islam. But when Jasser attacked leaders
Washington - Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of past years because of the absence of the president of the United States. (Snip) “We’ve got to address the elephant that’s not in the room,” cracked the entertainment headliner, Hasan Minhaj of “The Daily Show” on TV’s Comedy Central. “The leader of our country is not here. And that’s because he lives in Moscow. It’s a very long flight. As for the other guy, I think he’s in Pennsylvania because he can’t take a joke.”