Heartbreaking Photos Show Thousands Displaced After A Huge Fire Destroyed A Refugee Camp

Fires have ravaged Europe’s largest migrant camp, leaving about 12,000 people without shelter. Fanned by high winds, the blaze first broke out Tuesday at Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Large stretches of the camp burned down. Only a medical facility and some small clusters of tents were left standing, according to the New York Times. No deaths were initially reported. The fires continued through Wednesday, leaving most of the camp’s residents homeless. Police reinforcements were brought in …

The DOJ’s Move to Take Over Trump’s Law Suit May Be Legal. But Is It Appropriate?

This week, the Justice Department moved to take over President Donald Trump’s defense against a woman who claims he defamed her when he denied her accusation that he sexually assaulted her decades ago in a New York City department store. While the Justice Department claims this is a routine application of the law, the reality is more complicated, legal experts say. To take over the case for the President, the Justice Department is using the Westfall Act, which allows the …

Thousands sleep in open after Greek refugee camp burns down

MYTILENE, Greece — Authorities on Friday sought to shelter thousands of refugees and migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos after fires destroyed the squalid and overcrowded Moria camp that for years symbolized Europe’s biggest migration policy failings. Soldiers set up new tents on a site near Moria’s blackened remnants. The structures were flown in by military helicopters to forestall protests by Lesbos’ permanent residents angry at their island’s protracted use as a holding center for thousands arriving from nearby …

The Trump Administration Is Considering Excluding Some Immigrant Children From A Controversial Pandemic Border Policy

The Trump administration is considering changing a pandemic-related border policy to no longer quickly return unaccompanied immigrant children to four countries that require them to test negative for the coronavirus before entering, according to a draft of the order obtained by BuzzFeed News. The draft would amend an unprecedented order issued by the CDC earlier this year that allows border officials to expel immigrants at the southern border instead of housing them at facilities in the US for immigration proceedings. …

Another leading opposition activist detained in Belarus

Belarusian authorities have detained one of the last leading members of an opposition council who remained free, moving methodically to end a month of protests against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko By YURAS KARMANAU Associated Press September 9, 2020, 1:31 PM • 5 min read KYIV, Ukraine — Belarusian authorities on Wednesday detained one of the two last leading members of an opposition council who remained free, moving methodically to end a month of protests against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. Lawyer …

EU: Britain must respect Brexit deal down to the letter

The European Union has warned Britain that even the most minor breach of the Brexit withdrawal treaty would undermine what little trust is left between the two sides in already fragile trade talks By RAF CASERT and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press September 9, 2020, 1:26 PM • 3 min read BRUSSELS — The European Union warned Britain on Wednesday that even the most minor breach of the Brexit withdrawal treaty would undermine what little trust is left between the two …

What happens if you catch the new coronavirus?

A new coronavirus that emerged in China late last year has spread to at least 188 countries on six continents, with the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the outbreak of the pathogen a pandemic.  More than 870,000 have died from the virus worldwide and the number of reported cases has exceeded 26.4 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. More than 17.5 million people have recovered so far. More: International fears grow with virus deaths in Italy, South Korea …

Big Tech finds a way to pass on the cost of digital taxes in Europe

External View of the Apple store on Fifth Avenue on August 19, 2020 in New York City. VIEW press | Corbis News | Getty Images Apple has announced that it will increase its charges for app developers, as it becomes the latest tech giant to pass on some of the costs of new digital taxes to smaller businesses. The move, announced Tuesday, comes after countries including the U.K., France, Italy and Turkey implemented digital services levies, which force tech giants to pay more taxes. However, Apple …

The Chaos in Kenosha Isn’t Changing Anybody’s Mind

Over pancakes and sausage at Frank’s Diner in downtown Kenosha, Wisc., Anna Primus was mildly miffed. President Trump, whom she supported in 2016, was visiting Kenosha that day, and the 61-year old retiree didn’t think it was such a good idea. The city has been torn apart since the shooting of Jacob Blake by local police (“seven times is a bit much to me,” Primus says), and residents were worried the President’s visit Tuesday would inflame tensions. After losing two …

Australia coronavirus live update: Victoria records 73 new cases and 41 deaths as NSW records 10 new cases

I did a spot check on a bus I was next to and everybody had a mask except one person. If I was catching a bus or a train today I would 100% be wearing a mask. You shouldn’t be catching a bus or train and not wear a mask. It is not more simple than that. We have to put our response of the pandemic into good comparison to what we’re experiencing in the community. If you look at …

Coronavirus live news: Europe sees increase in infections among younger people, says WHO chief

7.56am EDT 07:56 Four members of a dwindling tribe in India’s far off Andaman Islands have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Thursday as the country reported 75,760 new infections, the highest-single-day rise. The Great Andamanese are one of the six tribes of Mongoloid and African origin, who have lived in the Andamans in the Bay of Bengal for thousands of years. Only about 50 members survive, after thousands were killed by British colonisers in the 19th century or …

The National Guard Has Been Deployed To Kenosha After Police Shot A Black Man Who Was Walking To His Car

Wisconsin’s governor on Monday deployed the National Guard to the town of Kenosha, where police officers shot a Black man from behind as he walked to his car on Sunday evening, triggering protests overnight. In an incident filmed and shared on social media, 29-year-old Jacob Blake is seen walking away from several police officers. When he opens the car door, an officer grabs his shirt and then shoots him several times from behind. Blake is in serious condition at a …

A Facebook Executive Protected Hate Speech In India. Now She Wants Police Protection.

Ankhi Das reportedly protected right-wing politicians from punishment for violating the social network’s rules — and is now facing death threats. Posted on August 18, 2020, at 4:48 p.m. ET One of Facebook’s top executives in India wants police to investigate death threats and abuse she’s received on the social network after a news story revealed she herself had intervened to keep anti-Muslim hate speech online from politicians of India’s ruling Bharatiya Jana Party. On Monday, Ankhi Das, Facebook’s public …

Cops Who Charged Civil Rights Leaders With Felonies Try To Sideline Progressive Prosecutor

The Virginia police department that slapped a prominent politician, local civil rights leaders and public defenders with felony charges related to the destruction of Confederate statues is also pushing to prevent a progressive prosecutor from handling the cases. And it’s doing so by claiming the prosecutor is a potential eyewitness ― even though she says she wasn’t at the scene of the protests.   The Portsmouth Police Department announced Monday that it put felony warrants out against Virginia Senate Pro …

Belarus’ president remains defiant after largest protest in country’s history, NATO ‘closely monitoring’ situation

An aerial view of protesters during a demonstration on August 16, 2020 in Minsk, Belarus. There have been daily demonstrations in the Belarusian capital and elsewhere in the country after President Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in the August 9th election that critics allege was fraudulent.   Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has rejected calls to quit following his contested re-election, warning that the former Soviet republic would “perish as a state” if it was forced to repeat the vote. Opposition protesters …

Coronavirus live news: US death toll passes 170,000, New Zealand postpones election

  Thailand’s economy suffered its worst contraction since the Asian financial crisis more than two decades ago, data showed today, as the coronavirus shattered the country’s crucial tourism industry. The kingdom has largely escaped the worst of the disease – registering 3,300 cases and 58 deaths despite being the first country outside China to register an infection in January.   But pandemic-spurred lockdowns brought the economy to a staggering halt, shrinking 12.2 percent in the second quarter growth, according to …

NJ Democrat files criminal referral accusing Trump of ‘subverting’ election

A New Jersey lawmaker submitted a criminal referral to the state attorney general to investigate President Trump and postal chief Louis DeJoy, for the “subversion” of state election laws, he announced Friday night. “Tonight I’ve made a criminal referral to the New Jersey Attorney General asking him to empanel a grand jury to look at subversion of NJ election laws by Donald Trump, Louis DeJoy, and other Trump officials in their accelerating arson of the post office,” Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., tweeted …

Wirecard is finally getting booted from Germany’s blue-chip DAX index after insolvency

Wirecard’s logo can be seen on a smartphone held in front of a stock market chart. Alexander Pohl | NurPhoto | Getty Images Insolvent payments company Wirecard will finally be ejected from Germany’s benchmark DAX index this month after exchange operator Deutsche Boerse announced a change in its selection rules. Deutsche Boerse said Thursday that, from Aug. 21, a rule change will be implemented that allows it to remove insolvent companies from the DAX with two trading days’ notice. It …

Conway mocks Biden call for enforced masking: ‘The best he can come up with is a national mask mandate?’

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s call for all governors to mandate public mask-wearing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is a rip-off of President Trump’s own statements on the issue, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway claimed on “The Story” Thursday. “For somebody who’s been in Washington for the last 47 years and in this building [the White House] as vice president for eight, the best he can come up with is a national mask mandate?” Conway asked rhetorically. “We are in a …

What Sort Of Carbs Can I Eat if I’m Living the Paleo Way Of Life?

The paleo diet is frequently connected with low carbohydrates and a heavy met consumption. This does not always be true. Unlike the Atkins diet, the paleo diet is not concentrated on lowering carbs. It is more about addition and exclusion of foods. You are needed to only consume foods that are permitted on the paleo diet plan and avoid foods such as processed foods, grains, dairy, sugar, artificial additives, etc. Simply by eliminating these foods or foods which contain these …