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  1. Salvini meets rescued migrants, promises 'welcome' in Italy Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini met dozens of African migrants, recently evacuated from Libya by the UN, and sought to reassure them that Italy is "a welcoming, generous and supportive country." AFP/The Local @thelocalitaly 14 November 2018 17:37 CET+01:00 Salvini with migrants at the military airport in Rome today. Photo: Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP Salvini, who has been at the forefront of the country's hardline approach to immigration, met the group of 51 migrants, mostly families or women with children, on the tarmac at a military airport near Rome. "For women and children in difficulty, the only way to arrive is by plane, not by inflatable dinghy, because the dinghies are operated by criminals who in exchange for trafficking in human beings, buy weapons," he said. "This is a demonstration that Italy is a welcoming, generous and supportive country, where I have been entrusted with the duty of bringing back some rules and order." Almost all those in the group of 32 adults and 19 children came from Horn of Africa nations Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, as well as Sudan. They were among more than 2,300 vulnerable people who have been evacuated from Libya via Niger by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, since December. They will be placed with host families in Italy by a Catholic association. Salvini, the head of the hard-right League, which is in a coalition government with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S), has vowed to stop migrant arrivals and Rome has moved to close its ports to rescue boats. He supports a deal between Italy and Libya, forged under the previous, centre-left government, under which the Libyan coast guard intercepts migrants and returns them to the conflict-torn country. In return, Italy is developing initiatives to legally accept vulnerable people stranded in Libya, where thousands of migrants face arbitrary detention, extortion and violence. Last month the UN Refugee Agency and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned the "political discourse concerning refugees and migrants, particularly those arriving by boat, has become dangerously toxic", adding that while boat arrivals had fallen, deaths at sea had risen. Yesterday Italian police bulldozed a makeshift camp in Rome, where about a hundred migrants had been living after leaving Italy's reception system, voluntarily or otherwise. Dozens of documented migrants with humanitarian protection had ended up in the camp after being turned out of reception centres following the passing of Salvini's new 'anti-migrant' security decree, under which they are no longer protected. After the decree was passed, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Rome to "say no to Salvini and no to racism", describing the decree as "draconian." Salvini also staged a Q&A session with Italian children as part of a TV show yesterday in which one child asked him: "are you a racist?" He replied: "Nah." Obvious "token" rescue by fascist & racist Minister Salvini in order to show he's not fascist nor racist.......Smart ( he thinks) political move....Yeah ...Right...... Just look at that shining ( and oh so sincere....) smile....Smells of fraud a 100 miles away...... For instance....Salvini chose / decided to eliminate / delete this thing below...SPRAR ruling....Some migrants who were once protected and staying in some on-purpose facilities ( until 3 days ago, roughly) by this system were suddenly forced out and are now wandering in the city streets, sleeping in parks, underpasses, etc.....So much about " safety"....The guy is peculiar..... Unless all of that is a wicked political calculation ( "I create more problems safety-wise...therefore people ask me for tougher laws and I get re-elected") ...It might very well be the case...These folks ( League politicians) are baaad.....
  2. Saudi crown prince shielded as death penalty sought over Khashoggi murder Saudi prosecutor recommends death penalty for five suspects over killing of journalist in Istanbul consulate in October Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent Thu 15 Nov 2018 12.34 GMT John Kerry: US 'cannot afford truculent child president' Former US secretary of state criticises Trump’s failure to attend Armistice Day ceremony Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor Thu 15 Nov 2018 12.40 GMT Bangladesh admits no Rohingya willing to take repatriation offer Buses standing ready to return refugees to Myanmar but no one is willing to board Hannah Ellis-Petersen, Shaikh Azizur Rahman and Michael Safi Thu 15 Nov 2018 13.40 GMT A boy holds a placard as hundreds of Rohingya refugees protest against their repatriation at the Unchiprang camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh Photograph: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters More pics & 1 vid Six possible scenarios in light of Theresa May's Brexit deal If draft withdrawal agreement is rejected this could trigger vote of no confidence, snap election or people’s vote Rajeev Syal Thu 15 Nov 2018 14.07 GMT First published on Thu 15 Nov 2018 14.06 GMT 'People of culture are targeted first' - Russian stars rally at director's trial Kirill Serebrennikov has been charged with embezzlement and faces 10 years in prison Andrew Roth in Moscow Thu 15 Nov 2018 10.31 GMT Florida: judge gives thousands of voters time to fix ballot problem as Trump attacks Mueller – live At least 4,000 voters will be given 48 hours to correct the problem Deadline approaching for machine recount of ballots in two races Erin Durkin in New York Thu 15 Nov 2018 15.23 GMT Key events 1h ago Trump: Mueller investigation a 'disgrace to our nation' 52m ago John Kerry: 'We cannot have a truculent child president' 2h ago Thousands of voters given time to correct signature problems Live feed Jeff Flake threatens to block judicial appointments over Mueller inquiry bill Arizona senator furious at refusal to allow vote on bill Legislation would protect special counsel’s Russia investigation Ed Pilkington in New York Thu 15 Nov 2018 15.19 GMT US deputy national security adviser forced out after Melania Trump dispute White House says Mira Ricardel, deputy of national security adviser, departing for ‘new role within the administration’ Ed Pilkington in New York Thu 15 Nov 2018 00.16 GMT
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    Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested over domestic violence claim Lawyer who targeted Trump over hush money allegations was taken into custody Wednesday Julia Carrie Wong and agencies Thu 15 Nov 2018 02.43 GMT Michael Avenatti has said he is considering a presidential run Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images
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    May 18, 2018 - Articles

    El Chapo trial: accountant exposes details of cartel's vast operations Jesús Zambada García lays out Sinaloa cartel’s complex financial structure as his former boss listens in New York Ed Vulliamy in New York Thu 15 Nov 2018 02.22 GMT Jesús Zambada García in 2008 Photograph: Alberto Vera/AFP/Getty Images More pics Quote let’s put Keith Richards in charge of the DEA! End Quote Used to be a fantastic guitarist.....In the past at least......
  5. In the former Islamic State stronghold of Fallujah, the shadow of extremism lingers in the form of unexploded landmines Peter Beaumont in Fallujah Thu 15 Nov 2018 07.00 GMT Children in Fallujah emerge from the garden of an abandoned house that has not been swept for unexploded ordnance Photograph: Sean Smith for the Guardian More pics
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    Can - Vitamin C

    Yep...They can play no doubt.......
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    Can - Vitamin C

    Love this one.......Minimalist in its structure, different & beautiful....JMHO
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    Can - Vitamin C

    RIP Jaki Liebezeit ( great drummer)

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