Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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Food Julian Assange ‘put lives at risk’ by sharing unredacted data files

Image copyright Julia Quenzler Image caption Mr Assange addressed the court during proceedings, saying he couldn't concentrate because of the noise coming from his supporters outside Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange revealed the names of sources who subsequently "disappeared" after he put them at risk, a court has heard.A lawyer for the US government made the…

Food Trump showed an inordinate interest in badgers, according to new guide

In the new book, Sinking in the Swamp: How Trump's Minions and Misfits Poisoned Washington, by Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng, it's revealed that Trump appeared to have an interest in badgers: After Trump was reminded that the short-legged omnivore was practically synonymous with the Badger State, he'd make a point of bringing it up…

Food US-Taliban talks: Pompeo hails ‘pretty important breakthrough’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Pompeo said President Donald Trump had given the go-ahead for further talks US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there has been a "pretty important breakthrough" in peace talks with the Taliban in recent days. Defence Secretary Mark Esper earlier said they had "negotiated a proposal" for a…

Food How Trump Hollowed Out US Countrywide Safety

As Richard Grenell, the current US ambassador to Germany, starts his second day on the job as the nation’s acting director of national intelligence, his arrival also marks the ouster of not only his predecessor, Joseph Maguire, but reportedly also of DNI principal executive Andrew Hallman. By the end of the day, almost all of…

Food Taliban, Afghan forces clash on very first day of violence reduction period

By Abdul Qadir Sediqi and Orooj HakimiKABUL (Reuters) - Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces clashed in parts of Afghanistan on Saturday, a day after a week-long "reduction in violence" was announced, but the incidents did not spark immediate alarm on either side.If the violence reduction period is observed successfully, the United States and the…

Food This is what occurs when ISIS invades your village, destroys the educational institutions, bans new music, and then leaves

Ex-Taliban fighters pledging allegiance to ISIS took over multiple villages in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province from 2015 to about 2019.The hardline fighters shut down schools and markets, and banned simple pleasures in life, like driving and listening to music.In Achin, only eight of the region's 42 schools still have physical buildings.Villagers in Pikha, a village…

Food Taliban deputy chief claims ‘committed’ to peace in NYT op-ed

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 from the group on months of…

Food Taliban’s seven-Working day ‘Reduction Of Violence’ Deal To Commence Tonight, U.S. Claims

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The seven-day “reduction of violence” deal promised by the Taliban will begin on Friday night, a senior U.S. State Department official said, without specifying the exact time. That will start the countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States at the end of the month.…

Food The quotable Christie Blatchford: Snapshots from her decades-lengthy profession in journalism – The World and Mail

Full Disclaimer Scenes from Christie Blatchford's career. Left: With an armed guard in Kabul in Afghanistan (2006), at a safety drill in Istanbul (2009), with The Globe and Mail's John Ibbitson (2008). Middle: In October, 1975, when she was a newly minted Globe sports columnist. At right: Receiving the Governor General's Literary Award (non-fiction) for…

Food US calls for much more from Taliban on ceasefire before deal

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. is demanding demonstrable evidence from the Taliban that they can and will reduce violence before signing a deal that would lead to Afghanistan peace talks and a withdrawal of American troops from the countryBy MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic WriterFebruary 3, 2020, 7:35 AM3 min readTASHKENT, Uzbekistan --…

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Food Pakistan courtroom frees Pashtun activist

His lawyer Saeed Akhtar said that he had already been bailed on three of five complaints against him A Pakistani court on Saturday ordered the release of a Pashtun rights leader critical of the military, his lawyer said, weeks after he was arrested on sedition charges.Manzoor Pashteen, chief of the Pashtun Protection Movement (PTM), was…

Realme C3 with Helio G70 chipset, massive 5000mAh battery launches in India

Realme today launched the world's first smartphone to be powered by MediaTek's Helio G70 chipset, dubbed the Realme C3. The new Realme C3 is the latest addition to the company's entry-level smartphone lineup for the Indian market. It succeeds the Realme C2 that the brand had launched in April last year. The phone will be…

‘They will not serve cheeseburgers’: Trump’s beef-significant diet program mainly consists of speedy meals and steak but he’ll be dwelling on vegetarian meals in...

President Donald Trump, who is a fan of beef and fast food, is visiting India, where cows are sacred among Hindus, the country's majority population.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is hosting the president and first lady Melania Trump, is vegetarian.An unnamed source who has eaten with the president multiple times told CNN, "I have…