• New intel chief Grenell burned to the ground in fiery editorial for ‘pandering’ to Trump
    World – Raw Story - 2 hours ago
    The editorial board at The Washington Post issued a scathing editorial against acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell on Thursday evening. “President Trump’s campaign to purge the government of anyone not blindly loyal to him continued Wednesday with the appointment of Richard Grenell as acting director of national intelligence.…
  • Trump whines about losing the Time ‘Man of the Year’ award he lost to a teenage girl
    World – Raw Story - 2 hours ago
    President Donald Trump goaded his audience into booing a teenager during a campaign rally in Colorado Springs on Thursday. Trump said, “I got beaten up by Greta” — in reference to Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg, who recently celebrated her 17th birthday. The leader of the free world went…
  • Putin is backing Trump in 2020 — but is also seeking to undermine his legitimacy: Ambassador McFaul
    World – Raw Story - 3 hours ago
    The former ambassador to Russia warned of the “extremely scary” report that Russian President Vladimir Putin is supporting Trump’s 2020 reelection — and is already meddling in the Democratic Primary. Ambassador Michael McFaul was interviewed Thursday by MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber on “The Beat.” “I don’t understand why…
  • ‘That’s a bombshell, that’s an earthquake’: NBC reporter sounds the alarm on Russia’s latest efforts for Trump
    World – Raw Story - 4 hours ago
    The New York Times broke the story Thursday that Russia is supporting President Donald Trump and is already hacking the 2016 election to help his reelection. It was something NBC reporter Ken Delanian called a “bombshell.” “It is the worst nightmare of many of my sources in the intelligence world,”…
  • Russia is working to re-elect Trump, he knows it, the intel community knows it, and he’s furious House Democrats were told
    World – Raw Story - 4 hours ago
    Russia is working to re-elect President Donald Trump. That should come as little surprise to many – it’s actually unclear they ever stopped attacking the U.S. elections – “meddling,” as far too many put it – since they began as far back as 2013, according to the U.S. intelligence community.…
  • ‘On a knife edge’: Experts warn Great Barrier Reef could soon see third mass coral bleaching in five years
    World – Raw Story - 5 hours ago
    The concerns follow new research suggesting that the climate crisis could completely wipe out all of the world’s coral reef habitats by 2100. Australian scientists and conservationists warned in the Guardian Thursday that the Great Barrier Reef could soon endure a third major coral bleaching event in just five years,…
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin endorses Trump — and is already interfering in the election
    World – Raw Story - 5 hours ago
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is backing President Donald Trump’s re-election, according to the New York Times. It was revealed Thursday that one of the reasons President Donald Trump fired his director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, was because he briefed the House Intelligence Committee. Now it’s become clear why Trump…
  • ‘Bee-washing’ hurts bees and misleads consumers
    World – Raw Story - 7 hours ago
    Amid the worry over the loss of honey bees, a far quieter but just as devastating loss is occurring among lesser known native bee populations. Wild native bees are vital to pollinate plants. Their populations are declining due to a warming climate, pesticide poisoning and lack of flowers and other…
  • UK police rule out terror in London mosque stabbing
    World – Raw Story - 8 hours ago
    British police on Thursday said they were not treating as terror related a London mosque stabbing in which an elderly worshipper suffered non life-threatening injuries. The London ambulance service said the victim had been taken “to a major trauma centre” after the mid-afternoon attack. “A 29-year-old man, who is believed…
  • Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro pushes political incorrectness to the limit
    World – Raw Story - 8 hours ago
    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro regularly offends opponents with political incorrectness and far-right diatribes, but he is taking heavier fire than usual for suggesting a respected journalist tried to get dirt on him with offers of sex. The man dubbed the “Tropical Trump” has racked up a long list of controversial…
  • ‘Church has no reason to fear history’: Vatican to open wartime archives of Pius XII
    World – Raw Story - 9 hours ago
    More than 150 historians and researchers have signed up to access the soon-to-open Vatican archives of Pope Pius XII, evidence of the intense scholarly interest into the World War II-era pope and his record during the Holocaust, officials said Thursday. Cardinal José Tolentino Calaça de Mendonça, the Vatican’s chief librarian,…
  • Venezuela’s Juan Guaido blasts search of detained uncle’s home
    World – Raw Story - 9 hours ago
    Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido condemned a raid by military intelligence agents who searched his detained uncle’s home on Thursday, and vowed he would not bow to government “repression.” His uncle, Juan Marquez, was arrested February 11 on his return to Venezuela with Guaido at the end of an international…
  • Four things to know about World War II-era Pope Pius XII’s archives
    World – Raw Story - 11 hours ago
    The March 2 unsealing of the archives of Pope Pius XII, the controversial World War II-era pontiff, whose papacy lasted from 1939 to 1958, has been awaited for decades by Jewish groups and historians. The controversy over Pius XII hinges on whether the head of the Catholic Church, a former…
  • US sanctions Iranian officials for barring candidates
    World – Raw Story - 11 hours ago
    The United States on Thursday slapped sanctions on five Iranian officials in charge of vetting candidates for the Islamic republic’s parliamentary elections, in which thousands have been barred from running. The officials targeted ahead of Friday’s vote include Ahmad Jannati, a powerful cleric accused of overseeing the disqualification of candidates…
  • Taliban deputy leader says ‘committed’ to peace in NYT op-ed
    World – Raw Story - 12 hours ago
    The deputy leader of the Taliban and one of the world’s most wanted militants has written an opinion piece for the New York Times in which he says the Afghan insurgents are “fully committed” to a deal with Washington. The article, headlined “What the Taliban Want”, represents the highest-level statement…
  • SpaceX Starship: Elon Musk explains how entertainment will work
    World – Raw Story - 12 hours ago
    SpaceX’s giant Starship vessel won’t just serve as a means of transport – it could host some of the most spectacular entertainment experiences in history.The stainless steel rocket, which SpaceX is currently producing in prototype form, is designed to send up to 100 people or 100 tons of cargo to…
  • ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Easter egg references ‘Stranger Things’ in a clever way
    World – Raw Story - 12 hours ago
    Star Trek: Picardlikes to drop super-nerdy references and act like you’re just supposed to know. Don’t remember Bruce Maddox? Too bad. Confused about why Hughis chilling on the reclaimed Borg cube? Tough — they’re not even going to say his nameuntil like the episode is almost over.This take-no-prisoners approach is…
  • Rare Ethiopian crown, hidden for 21 years in the Netherlands, returns home
    World – Raw Story - 13 hours ago
    Ethiopia’s government on Thursday assumed custody of a priceless 18th-century crown that a former refugee had kept hidden in his apartment in the Netherlands for two decades. The handover took place at a ceremony in the capital, Addis Ababa, attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Sigrid Kaag, the Dutch…
  • Netanyahu announces thousands of new east Jerusalem settler homes
    World – Raw Story - 13 hours ago
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans on Thursday to build thousands of new homes for Jewish settlers in annexed east Jerusalem, a project unveiled less than two weeks before a general election. “I have huge news today — we’re adding another 2,200 units to Har Homa,” Netanyahu said in…
  • China changes method of counting virus infected… again
    World – Raw Story - 14 hours ago
    China said Thursday it has again changed the method of counting patients with the novel coronavirus and will now include only those diagnosed by sophisticated laboratory testing. It is the second time in just eight days that the country has revised its criteria — a move that could muddle statistics…
  • German mass shooter called for killing people of color — and says Trump stole his ideas
    World – Raw Story - 14 hours ago
    A man who killed nine people in a mass shooting in Germany published a racist manifesto in which he identified as an “incel” and called for killing all non-whites in the country. Insider reports that 43-year-old Tobias Rathjen, whom police say went on a shooting rampage in the town of…
  • Merkel slams ‘poison’ of racism after nine killed in Germany shootings
    World – Raw Story - 14 hours ago
    Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the “poison” of racism Thursday after a shooter with suspected far-right beliefs killed nine people at a shisha bar and a cafe in the German city of Hanau. The suspect, identified as 43-year-old German Tobias R., was found dead at his home following an hours-long manhunt.…
  • Investigators see ‘xenophobic motive’ behind Germany shootings
    World – Raw Story - 16 hours ago
    German investigators said Thursday they suspected a “xenophobic motive” behind shootings at a shisha bar and a cafe that left 10 dead overnight in the city of Hanau. Hours after police found the suspected gunman dead at his home in the early hours of Thursday following a huge manhunt, federal…
  • What makes dogs so special? Science says love
    World – Raw Story - 16 hours ago
    The idea that animals can experience love was once anathema to the psychologists who studied them, seen as a case of putting sentimentality before scientific rigor. But a new book argues that, when it comes to dogs, the word is necessary to understanding what has made the relationship between humans…
  • China sees drop in new virus cases, two Japan cruise passengers die
    World – Raw Story - 16 hours ago
    China reported a big drop in new coronavirus cases on Thursday, fuelling hopes the epidemic is nearing its peak, but Japan faced a growing crisis as two passengers from a quarantined cruise ship died. The death toll rose in China hit 2,118 as 114 more people died, but health officials…
  • EU seeks ‘responsible’ AI to dispel Big Brother fears
    World – Raw Story - 16 hours ago
    The EU unveiled its strategy for artificial intelligence on Wednesday as it seeks to catch up with China and the US and dispel fears of Big Brother-like control. The EU said building trust would be a guiding principle, with higher-risk uses of AI in health, security or transport facing stricter…
  • World Bank aid ‘leakage’ may flow to tax havens: study
    World – Raw Story - 1 day ago
    World Bank aid payments to the neediest countries appear to trigger money flows to offshore bank accounts, suggesting funds are siphoned off from the nations they are meant to help, according to a study published Tuesday. Data showed these aid payments are mirrored by rising deposits in tax havens such…
  • Montreal ends electric scooter experiment, citing ‘disorder’
    World – Raw Story - 1 day ago
    Montreal on Wednesday called a halt to its electric scooter scheme, saying that riders broke rules and almost always parked illegally. The Canadian city launched a pilot project in June with 680 scooters and electric bikes, but authorities judged that the test period had been a “failure.” Eric Alan Caldwell,…
  • ‘I was on my own fact finding mission’: Ex-Congressman denies Trump was in on scheme to float a pardon to Assange
    World – Raw Story - 1 day ago
    Former Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) swears Julian Assange is lying. An Al Jazeera reporter said Wednesday that Assange revealed to him that President Donald Trump would pardon him if he denied that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee. The go-between, according to Assange, was Rohrabacher. “At no time did I…
  • Scottish government decries “devastating” effect post-Brexit border policy will have on economy
    World – Raw Story - 1 day ago
    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon issued a call for a Scottish visa, which overseas workers could use to settle in the country and to bypass the Tories’ proposed “points” immigration system. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon condemned the United Kingdom’s new post-Brexit border policy after it was released Wednesday, saying new…