The Lost Liberalism Of Netanyahu’s Israel

In recent weeks, the Israeli government has taken measures that have exacerbated tensions within world Jewry. Each measure has reflected the political power of ultra-Orthodox parties within the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. One of the government’s moves was to suspend a plan to provide space for non-Orthodox men and women to pray together at the […]

Royal Privilege? Princess Eugenie Given University Place Despite Low Grades, Claims Lecturer

The Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie, was offered a place at Newcastle University thanks to her royal status rather than her academic abilities, it has been claimed. The princess applied for a BA in English literature at Newcastle in 2009, but was rejected as her application was deemed “not good enough.” According to senior history lecturer Martin […]

US Senate To Vote On Healthcare Again Next Week

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the upper chamber of the US Congress will take on former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law again next week. The Kentucky Republican made the comments on Tuesday after his party’s effort to repeal and replace Obamacare failed for a second time despite having control over both chambers of the […]

They See You: FBI Warns About Dangers Of Internet-Connected Toys

While many American parents think ‘smart toys’ are a great idea, the FBI has issued an unprecedented warning that internet-enabled items may pose a privacy and safety risk for children by harvesting personal information. Smart toys and entertainment devices for children typically contain sensors, microphones, cameras, data storage chips and multimedia capabilities such as speech […]

Netanyahu Pushes Trump Toward Wider Wars

A weakened, even desperate President Donald Trump must decide whether to stand up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or to repudiate the Syrian partial ceasefire, which Trump hammered out with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 7. Whether intentionally or not, this crossroads is where the months of Russia-gate hysteria have led the United States, making […]

Millions In Taxpayer Cash Handed Out ‘Last Minute’ To Meet Foreign Aid Targets

The government is “struggling” to spend its allocated overseas aid budget and dispenses cash overseas in a last-minute frenzy to meet its targets, the spending watchdog has said. A National Audit Office (NAO) report has raised concerns that money is being wasted because of the “rush” by civil servants to hit the legal requirement of 0.7 percent […]

US Navy Test-Fires Anti-Drone Laser Gun

The US Navy says it has successfully tested the world’s first laser gun system designed to target drones and “a variety” of other targets. Dubbed the Laser Weapons System (LaWS), the gun was recently tested by the amphibious transport ship USS Ponce against a mock enemy drone, CNN reported Tuesday. According to the report, the […]

UK Government ‘Denying Abused Children Compensation’

The British government has been accused of denying hundreds of sexually abused children the right to receive compensation. A group of charities raised concern with Justice Secretary David Lidington in a letter, after freedom of information requests revealed that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) was refusing to pay child abuse victims on the grounds […]

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