U.K. Judge Rejects Bid to Delay Assange Extradition Hearing

(LONDON) — A British judge on Monday rejected a request by lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to delay his extradition hearing until next year to give his lawyers more time to respond to U.S. allegations that he conspired with hackers to obtain classified information. The adjournment request came on the first day of a London court hearing where Assange is fighting American prosecutors’ attempt to send him to the U.S. to stand trial on spying charges. U.S. prosecutors have …

Assange’s legal fight to avoid U.S. espionage trial resumes in London

A protester wears a mask of Julian Assange’s face outside Belmarsh prison prior to the extradition hearing of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, on February 24, 2020 in London, England.   Julian Assange resumes his battle in a London court on Monday to avoid extradition to the United States to face criminal charges over the activities of his WikiLeaks website, after months of delay due to the coronavirus lockdown. The U.S. authorities accuse Australian-born Assange, 49, of conspiring to hack government computers and violating an espionage …

US sanctions top International Criminal Court officials

The United States has imposed sanctions on International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and one of her top aides. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the moves on Wednesday, saying that “the ICC continues to target Americans”. The Hague-based court is continuing an investigation into whether US forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan. The sanctions include a freeze on assets held in the US or subject to US law and target Bensouda and the court’s head of jurisdiction, Phakiso Mochochoko. …

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 …

A British Skin Care Brand Pressured Asian Influencers To Promote Its Skin Whiteners. They Fought Back.

Courtesy Kinita Shenoy Kinita Shenoy LONDON — Kinita Shenoy ignored the first package. But then a second one arrived at her home in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Inside were skin lightening creams made by Pond’s, the cosmetics brand owned by consumer product giant Unilever. As the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine’s Sri Lanka edition from 2017 to 2018, Shenoy was used to freebies. But the gift box, sent in December 2017, left her confused. She had told Unilever marketers weeks before that …

US Officials Said It’s Unlikely Hurricane Hanna Toppled Over Parts Of The Border Wall

Over the weekend as Hurricane Hanna blasted through South Texas, video of border fence toppling over was widely shared and attributed to the storm’s winds, but US authorities said it wasn’t the case. The US Army Corps of Engineers said the video was from June when high winds caused parts of the border wall to fall near Deming, New Mexico and not the result of the hurricane. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said they weren’t aware of any border …

Hurricane Laura blasts a destructive, life-threatening path through Louisiana and Texas

Hurricane Laura pounded the Gulf Coast for hours with ferocious wind, torrential rains and rising seawater as it roared ashore over southwestern Louisiana near the Texas border early Thursday, threatening the lives of people who didn’t evacuate. Authorities had ordered coastal residents to get out, but not everyone did in an area devastated by Rita in 2005. Laura’s howling winds battered a tall building in Lake Charles, blowing out windows as glass and debris flew to the ground. Police spotted …

Chinese-Made Smartphones Are Secretly Stealing Money From People Around The World

When Mxolosi saw a Tecno W2 smartphone in a store in Johannesburg, South Africa, he was attracted to its looks and functionality. But what really drew him in was the price, roughly $30 — far less than comparable models from Samsung, Nokia, or Huawei, Africa’s other top brands. “They’re very attractive and appealing to your eyes,” Mxolosi, who asked for his last name not to be used to protect his personal safety, told BuzzFeed News. “Honestly, I was a Samsung …

Exclusive: Cyprus sold passports to ‘politically exposed persons’

A huge leak of confidential Cypriot government documents obtained by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit called The Cyprus Papers reveals that dozens of high-level officials and their families bought so-called “golden passports” from Cyprus between late 2017 and late 2019. Among those who bought the passports, worth a minimum investment of $2.5m each, were elected politicians of several countries, board members of state enterprises and the brother of a former Lebanese Prime Minister. These officials, known as politically exposed persons (PEPs), are internationally recognised as …

‘Watch Me, Mr. President’: Biden Laughs Off Trump’s Biggest Lines Of Attack

Former Vice President Joe Biden laughed off two of President Donald Trump’s favorite attack lines.  Trump has questioned Biden’s mental fitness, calling him “not all there” and “mentally shot.” But Biden chuckled when asked about it by ABC’s David Muir.  “Watch me, Mr. President, watch me,” he said. “Look at us both. Look at us both, what we say, what we do, what we control, what we know, what kind of shape we’re in. Come on” Biden said mental acuity is a …

Here’s Where Storm Isaias Hit Hardest

The storm affected the Caribbean and much of the US East Coast. Last updated on August 5, 2020, at 2:10 p.m. ET Posted on July 31, 2020, at 11:16 a.m. ET Note: The maps below are no longer being updated. On Monday night, Hurricane Isaias made landfall in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, with winds of up to 85 mph, causing storm surges on the coast and spawning tornadoes as it moved inland. As of Tuesday morning, Isaias had weakened …

Shenzhen start-up board to challenge Shanghai for tech listings, adding fuel to ‘technology war’ with U.S.

People watch a light show performed on buildings around Shenzhen Citizen Center to celebrate China’s Army Day on August 1, 2020.   As companies prepare to list on the start-up board ChiNext under a new U.S.-style IPO system on Monday, China’s Shenzhen will officially challenge Shanghai for tech listings, while adding fuel to a “technology war” with the United States. Eighteen companies will begin trading on the Nasdaq-style start-up board on Monday in a first round of listings. This comes …

U.N. Secretary-General Warns U.S.-China Tensions Risk Dividing World Into ‘2 Blocks’

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Tuesday that the relationship between the U.S. and China “has never been as dysfunctional as it is today” and warned that escalating tensions between the two powers risk dividing the world into “two blocks.” “These divides, namely the economic divide, risks to create two blocks, with two dominant currencies, with the two sets of trade rules, two different internets, two strategies in artificial intelligence and then, inevitably, two geo-strategic and military strategies,” he said …

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 …

COVID-19 Death Rate For Black Americans Twice That For Whites, New Report Says

Belvin Jefferson White poses with a portrait of her father Saymon Jefferson, who died from COVID-19, in Baton Rouge, La., in May.   Black Americans are becoming infected with the coronavirus at a rate three times higher than whites and they are twice as likely to die from COVID-19, according to a new report from the National Urban League, based partly on data from Johns Hopkins University. A key focus of Thursday’s report is the impact of the pandemic and …

French expert: Dangerous chemicals remain in Beirut port

Chemical experts and firefighters are working to secure at least 20 potentially dangerous chemical containers at the explosion-shattered port of Beirut By NADINE ACHOUI-LESAGE Associated Press August 10, 2020, 10:30 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — Chemical experts and firefighters are working to secure at least 20 potentially dangerous chemical containers at the explosion-shattered port of Beirut, after finding one that was leaking, according to a member of a French cleanup team. Some …

MV Wakashio: Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship leaks oil

Image copyright Maxar/EPA Image caption Satellite images show the vessel leaking fuel off Mauritius The island nation of Mauritius has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after a vessel offshore began leaking oil into the ocean. MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island on 25 July and its crew was evacuated. But the large bulk carrier has since begun leaking tons of fuel into the surrounding waters. France has pledged support and the ship’s …

Keto and Cravings

One of the significant factors diets fail is cravings. Less hungry ways people will in fact remain on the diet plan longer while taking in less calories. Keto and Vision Diabetics understand that high blood glucose can result in a higher risk of establishing cataracts. Given that the keto diet controls sugar levels, it can assist maintain vision and aid avoid cataracts. This has actually been shown in a number of studies involving diabetic clients. Keto and Autism We know …

Security Playing a Role in Anger

Frequently when an individual is angry, the person feels uncertain of his/her self. If you feel that your security is lost you may wish to keep in mind that security is on different levels of understanding. If you are overly secure then you are acting unwisely, given that you are positioning your self in harms way. If you are gratis of fear and have doubts about relying on then you are open to harm by others. This indicates you are …