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Cowboys players, including Jerry Jones, kneel before national anthem on MNF

It was the team's coordinated response to President Donald Trump's controversial remarks over the weekend regarding player protests during the anthem over social injustice, police brutality and racism. Fans we spoke with say the Cowboys chose to find common ground. "It is about respect for our country, flag and national anthem", he tweeted . Colin Kaepernick , a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, started the form of protest previous year as a means to draw attention to ... Read More »

Newsworthy and of Public Interest - Biz Stone


Calls on the company to curtail Trump's use of the platform are not new. "We need to do better on this, and will", the company said. In a surprise move, the company addressed complaints directly instead of defaulting to its stance that it won't comment on individual accounts. Read More »

Stricker says United States team to stand during national anthem


It is meant to call attention to what the protesting players see as a pattern of racism in the treatment of African-Americans by US police. Love's remarks, in which he backed the bombastic POTUS, who called players taking a knee "sons of bitches" and demanded that owners fire the protesters, were in direct contrast to those of Malnati and Goydos. Read More »

Hungary threatens to block Ukraine's European Union progress in language row


Hungary said on Tuesday it will block its neighbour Ukraine from integrating further with the European Union in retaliation for Kiev's decision to end teaching in minority languages including Hungarian. "We can guarantee that it will hurt the future of Ukraine", - said the Minister. Romania made a similarly critical statement and cancelled a state visit to Ukraine by President Klaus Werner Iohannis in protest last week. Read More »

United States seeks diplomatic solution to North Korea crisis: Mitts


Either option poses problems, according to Park Dae-kwang, a research fellow who studies North Korea's air force capabilities at the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses. Those same B-1B bombers stationed in Guam and F-15C Eagle fighter escorts flying out of Okinawa, Japan entered global airspace over waters east of North Korea on Saturday. Read More »

BJP vs BJP: Minister criticises Varun Gandhi for supporting asylum to Rohingyas


The Centre in an affidavit to the Supreme Court had linked the Rohingyas with the issue of threat to the national security. Varun's remarks, thus, have not gone down well with his party. The government has told the Supreme Court about its intentions to deport around 40,000 Rohingyas who have entered the country and are staying here illegally. Read More »

Border wall prototype construction could start this week


FILE- U.S. Border Patrol vehicles are patroling along the U.S. Mexico border area in San Diego, California, U.S., on April 21, 2017. All eight prototypes will be between 18 feet and 30 feet high. The free speech area designated for potential protesters is a "dusty, unshaded, weed-choked lot overlooking Otay Mesa and more than 1.5 miles away from construction", according to The San Diego Union-Tribune . Read More »

Maryland QB Kasim Hill Out For Season With Torn ACL


Hill sustained his injury in the first quarter of a 38-10 loss to UCF on Saturday after being hit on a run play. He added 41 yards on 5 carries in that game, and was poised to contribute to Maryland's rushing and passing attacks. He went 15-for-26 for 132 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions, one that was returned for a TD. After those two, Maryland has only two walk-ons at quarterback. Read More »

Donald Trump Calls Princess Diana 'Crazy' As Controversial Interview Emerges


It's hard to ignore Ivanka Trump's place as the family favorite - the future president called her "a lovely girl" and "a great girl" dozens of times in the tapes - but the new tapes seem to show a particular obliviousness toward Tiffany. Howard Stern "I'm shocked that you say this". Stern: Yeah. As I know. The astonishing revelations came to light in newly-unearthed recording of a 1997 radio interview between the now U.S. Read More »

Rookie kicker Harrison Butker gets opportunity in Cairo Santo's absence


Butker was two-for-two on field goal attempts in the preseason, which included a 51-yard field goal against the Houston Texans. When the Panthers added cornerback LaDarius Gunter from Green Bay just three days later, Butker was waived. Kansas City owns a rich recent history in finding success with rookie kickers. Unfortunately now the Chiefs will have to move forward without the dependability of Santos with word that the team has placed him on injured reserve. Read More »

Manus Island refugees leave PNG for the United States


About another 30 refugees held on Nauru in the Pacific will head to the U.S. "in the coming days", she added. Many of them are barred from accepting citizenship in Australia, even if they are granted refugee status. The original deal agreed on the resettlement of up to 1250 detainees from both Nauru and Manus. There are hundreds of people, nearly all of whom are recognized refugees, who still languish on Nauru and Manus Island. Read More »

Things to Watch on Catalonia's Referendum


The group, a driving force behind the secession movement, urged people to gather at noon Thursday outside the region's justice tribunal and bring tents if needed. Regional government rejects latest move from Madrid aimed at preventing independence vote. "The leader of the Catalan police will not hand over his functions", he said. Read More »

Qatar Airways places $2.16B order for Boeing jets


In June, Qatar Airways confirmed an order for 20 Boeing 737 jets and said at the time it was waiting on next steps in its possible expansions in Italy and India before deciding whether to exercise further options. Qatar's national carrier says the purchases represent the airline's continued growth. He added he will be "concluding an agreement shortly, for which I will be flying to Toulouse from here", referring to the Airbus site. Read More »

Carnival Corp (CCL) Stock Sets Sail After Q3 Earnings Beat


UBS AG restated a "buy" rating and issued a $76.00 target price (up from $67.00) on shares of Carnival Corporation in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. In addition to its cruise operations, it owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Roundview Capital LLC acquired a new position in Carnival Corporation during the second quarter worth $227,000. Read More »

North Korea warns of strikes, accuses USA of declaring war

North Korea's top diplomat said Monday that President Donald Trump's tweet that leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer" was a declaration of war against his country by the United States. The B-1 bombers and their F-15 fighter escorts flew at night, when any North Korean jet that attempted to intercept them would be at an extreme disadvantage, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. Read More »

NK claim that Trump declared war is 'absurd': White House


The protests kicked off a nationwide debate in 2016, when then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the playing of the anthem to raise awareness of police brutality and racism against African-Americans. The answer came in response to a reporter questioning why the president would take white nationalists at their word that their protests were about "heritage, not hate", referring recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, but "why is there this disparity about ... Read More »

US Military Chief Warns Against Pulling Out Of Iran Nuclear Deal


Even if North Korea were to fire at the US, he's confident that the military could help. On Monday, however, White House officials said Trump did not seek to overthrow North Korea's government and called the foreign minister's assertion that Trump's comment amounts to a declaration of war absurd. Read More »

Vacuum maker Dyson is building an electric vehicle


So far, the company has recruited 400 people to work on the project, including Dyson and auto industry engineers and Dyson has pledged to put over $2.6 billion towards the project - half toward the vehicle itself and half toward the solid state battery technology. Read More »

Sasikala shot video of Jayalalithaa in hospital, claims TTV Dhinakaran


Only Sasikala and family had access to Amma while all the AIADMK leaders and even ministers were kept out during the entire period of hospitalisation (72 days), he said. "The truth is that none of us saw Jayalalithaa during that period of hospitalisation". Stalin referred to the conflicting versions from ministers and reiterated his demand for a CBI probe into Jaya's death. Read More »

Referendum on the eighth 'agreed' for May or June 2018, says Taoiseach


Opinion polls in recent years have consistently indicated strong support for reform in Ireland , which remains largely Catholic but where scandals have dented the church's authority. Such a timetable for a vote on abortion will involve setting up a referendum commission in early 2018, it added. Abortion has always been a divisive issue in once stridently Catholic Ireland where, after a debate elicited large street protests from both sides, a complete ban was lifted in 2013. Read More »

Donald Trump has declared war on North Korea, says Pyongyang


North Korea's foreign minister struck back at the USA president on Monday, in the latest of a series of heated comments that have raised concerns over the prospects of nuclear warfare between Pyongyang and Washington . On Monday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the USA "has not declared war to North Korea and, frankly, the suggestion is absurd". Read More »

White House sidesteps questions about Trump's profane language on anthem protesters


Protests during the national anthem began past year when former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee to protest the treatment of black Americans, especially by the police. Sanders, who apparently never said the word "race" once during the briefing, said "the focus has long since changed. Being for honoring our flag, honoring our national anthem, and honoring the men and women who fought to defend it". Read More »

Nigeria's excess crude earnings hit $22.1m in one day

Yet the $60s are more likely to be a limit than a launchpad. "So, the fact that the price has reached $60 is the beginning of an uptrend", he said. "With increasing evidence of tightness and capacity constraints in the global refinery sector helping product prices rally, crude producers risk losing out on most of the price benefit from rebalancing", they wrote to clients. Read More »

USA imposes more sanctions on North Korea


Of the 26, 19 of them live in China, while three live in Russian Federation and two each in Libya and the United Arab Emirates. The United States has imposed new sanctions on North Korea, targeting the country's major banks and 26 executives, amid increasing tensions between the two countries over USA military build-up on the Korean peninsula and Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile tests. Read More »

Kenya: Teargas Tuesday? Anti-Riot Police Await Nasa Protestors


That was the question many were asking themselves as the area around the IEBC offices remained largely clear of cars, as most motorists opted to park elsewhere. NASA leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka adress supporters in Kawangware. Nasa Protestors have today poured out in the streets to demonstrate against Chiloba, the protestors attempted to access IEBC headquarters at Anniversary Towers but police dispersed them using teargas. Read More »