‘She could’ve hurt us’: Georgia police taser 87yo Syrian woman cutting dandelions

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. When Martha al-Bishara grabbed a knife and headed to a Boys and Girls Club near her house in […]

Telesur page takedown: Facebook becoming ‘US govt’s censorship vehicle’

The decision by Facebook to delete left-leaning Latin American news network Telesur’s English language page with no explanation has only added to concerns over censorship and US government interference on the platform. Having been deleted on Facebook earlier this year, Telesur had been “even more careful” with its posts and broke “absolutely none” of Facebook’s […]

‘Evil genius’ Trump will be ‘last president of US’, filmmaker Michael Moore warns

Calling President Donald Trump an “evil genius” plotting to declare himself dictator for life, filmmaker and activist Michael Moore said his new film ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ will mobilize the liberal #Resistance majority. Moore’s new documentary, scheduled to hit theaters on September 21, seeks to “bring Trump down” before the November midterms. The title is a retread […]

China vows to maintain trade with Iran, ignoring ‘with us or against us’ threats from US

Washington’s unilateral anti-Iran campaign has nothing to do with international law and fair trade, and thus the threat of potential sanctions won’t affect Beijing’s sovereign right to freely choose its business partners. “China’s commercial cooperation with Iran is open and transparent, reasonable, fair and lawful, not violating any United Nations Security Council resolutions,” the Chinese […]

Sale of S-400 to Turkey ‘catastrophic for US’ – Pompeo’s assistant

If Ankara buys the Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft system, it would be catastrophic for the US and could imply a break-up with Turkey, a newly-picked assistant secretary of state told US lawmakers during confirmation hearings. The pessimistic outlook on Washington’s quarrel with Ankara over the Russian weapon system came from René Clarke Cooper, nominated to be […]

‘Trump is using sport to divide us’ – NBA star LeBron James

Basketball icon LeBron James says that US President Donald Trump is using sport to divide American athletes along racial lines. In an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, the four-time NBA MVP said that race issues had been stirred up in sports by Trump, who has frequently waded in on the row over anthem protests in […]

‘God, help us’: British Army on standby in case of no-deal Brexit supply issues

Ministers planning Brexit told media the Army is on standby to deliver key supplies like food, fuel and medicines in the eventuality of a no-deal scenario. Remainers have likened the revelation to “self-immolation.” The possibility of a no-deal Brexit made the Ministry of Defence “dust off” blueprints to use of army trucks and helicopters to […]

‘US wants very much to have strong Russia’: Trump tweets old Clinton interview with Russian TV

As he faces a backlash over the Helsinki summit at home, US President Donald Trump has apparently decided to remind Americans about what Hillary Clinton said about Russia before she emerged as a self-styled Moscow basher. “Will the Dems and Fake News ever learn?” Trump wrote in a Tweet that features a fragment of an […]

‘It looks like it will catch us’: Russian fishermen film stunning whirlwind (and it did catch them)

They got their viral video, but maybe these Russian fishermen should have moved away a bit faster. “A whirlwind. A Twister. 500 meters from us. Very beautiful. It’s huge,” said Pavel Chernyavsky, as he narrates his Instagram video, geolocated off the coast of Gelendzhik in the Black Sea. “Maybe it will catch up with us,” […]

Tim Heidecker Joins Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss in Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’

Jordan Peele‘s upcoming thriller Us has added another actor to its star-studded cast. Tim Heidecker has joined the cast, joining the likes of Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss and Winston Duke in Peele’s highly anticipated follow-up to his ground-breaking horror hit, Get Out. Heidecker has joined the Us cast in a mystery role for which details are being kept under wraps, according to Variety. […]