August 31, 2011 - Gives an interview to Rai TV in Syria. He says of his father, "the leader is fine" and "we will have victory soon" and that "everyone is Moammar Gadhafi. Wherever you see the enemy, attack them. They are weak, they have suffered lots of losses and they are now licking their wounds." … [Read more...] about Saif al-Islam Gadhafi Fast Facts
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The World Bank estimates climate effects could push 100 million people worldwide into poverty over the next 15 years. A recent report from the Climate Impact Lab projects that the most damaging effects of climate change will be concentrated in “hot, poor countries” in regions such as Latin America and Southeast Asia, and in sub-Saharan Africa, where climate change is already associated with falling crop production due to record-setting drought. Trump made it very clear that his decision was about putting “America first,” saying, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” But aside from being morally reprehensible, letting millions of foreigners fall into poverty would hurt America too. Keith Martin, executive director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, noted in a L.A. Times op-ed that the Department of Defense has called global warming “an urgent and growing threat to our national security”: … [Read more...] about What Quitting the Paris Climate Accord Will Do to the U.S., and the Planet
In the early months of the uprising, she gave no interviews and made few public appearances. Then in early 2012, the European Union froze her assets and placed her on a travel ban. As a U.K. citizen, Asma is able to visit her land of birth — and thus has been the subject of numerous campaigns and calls for the British Home Office to revoke her citizenship. Some British leaders contend that there is more room for negotiation if she remains a citizen, while others claim she still has a strong lobby of support stemming from her time in banking. … [Read more...] about The rise and fall of Syria’s first lady: Why the US is going after Asma Assad?
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus issued a stern warning at a recent senior staff meeting: Quit trying to secretly slip stuff to President Trump. Just days earlier, K.T. McFarland, the deputy national security adviser, had given Trump a printout of two Time magazine covers. One, supposedly from the 1970s, warned of a coming ice age; the other, from 2008, about surviving global warming, according to four White House officials familiar with the matter. Trump quickly got lathered up about the media’s hypocrisy. But there was a problem. The 1970s cover was fake, part of an Internet hoax that’s circulated for years. Staff chased down the truth and intervened before Trump tweeted or talked publicly about it. As the president contemplated the future of the Paris agreement, his deputy national security adviser briefed him with printouts of right-wing Twitter memes. … [Read more...] about Trump Consults Fake-News Memes When Contemplating Climate-Change Policy
While confirming that it will end in October, Sunak said the government is introducing a new program that could cost up to 9.4 billion pounds if everyone who has been furloughed is given his or her job back. Under this plan, the government will pay companies a 1,000-pound bonus for each employee they take back. … [Read more...] about UK Government Will Pay Employers to Give People Their Jobs Back After Coronavirus