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Thai authorities freeze ousted PM Yingluck’s bank accounts

Thai authorities freeze ousted PM Yingluck’s bank accounts

The move is seen as unprecedented because it financially sanctions an elected leader for a government policy and it is the latest in a barrage of legal battles she has had to fight

Ousted Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra at …

by July 26, 2017 0 comments News
Scott Pruitt Spent Much of Early Months at E.P.A. Traveling Home, Report Says

Scott Pruitt Spent Much of Early Months at E.P.A. Traveling Home, Report Says

Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, traveled to his home state, Oklahoma, 10 times over three months this year, largely at taxpayer expense, according to a report released Monday.

The findings from the Environmental Integrity Project, a …

by July 25, 2017 0 comments News
Five reasons LeBron James should stay in Cleveland

Five reasons LeBron James should stay in Cleveland

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The free agency period in 2018 is set to become as frenzied as any other. LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Paul George are all eligible to become free agents, which has already started the hot stove churning on …

by July 22, 2017 0 comments News
Orica-Scott: 24 hours on the road with a Tour de France team

Orica-Scott: 24 hours on the road with a Tour de France team

Since its establishment in 2011, Orica-Scott has become one of the leading teams in the World Tour peloton. The only Australian outfit competing at the highest level of road cycling, Orica-Scott has won stages at each Grand Tour and numerous …

by July 21, 2017 0 comments News
Plastics campaign calls for grassroots action to cut pollution across the UK

Plastics campaign calls for grassroots action to cut pollution across the UK

Communities across the UK are being urged to spread grass roots resistance to single-use plastic to reduce the millions of tonnes of it seeping into the oceans.

Local councils, schools and businesses will be targeted in the Plastic Free Coastlines …

by July 20, 2017 0 comments News
Supreme Court, Republican Party, Poland: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Supreme Court, Republican Party, Poland: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

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Good evening. Here’s the latest.

1. President Trump invited Republican senators to the White House for lunch, above, to discuss health care legislation. He pressed the lawmakers to improve their …

by July 20, 2017 0 comments News
Conservative snowflakes turn rabid over hijab emoji

Conservative snowflakes turn rabid over hijab emoji

Say what you will about the social-justice movement’s tendency toward hyperbole and figurative garment rending, but there is not one absurd over-reaction of which they are capable that their counterparts on the right cannot match or exceed.

Take the reactions …

by July 19, 2017 0 comments News
Egypt ends visa-free entry for Qatari nationals, insists Doha meets demands

Egypt ends visa-free entry for Qatari nationals, insists Doha meets demands

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks with Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid al-Sabah in Cairo, Egypt, on July 17, 2017. (Handout via REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency)

Egypt will end visa-free entry for Qatari nationals with some exceptions, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said …

by July 18, 2017 0 comments News
Oakland Athletics absolutely should not trade Sonny Gray, and here are 5 reasons why

Oakland Athletics absolutely should not trade Sonny Gray, and here are 5 reasons why

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The second half of the Major League Baseball season kicked off last night, and the Oakland Athletics beat the defending American League champions at the Coliseum, 5-0, behind a dominant pitching performance from former All-Star hurler Sonny Gray

by July 16, 2017 0 comments News
Interview: Seth Rogen discusses comedy, music and his AMC show ‘Preacher’

Interview: Seth Rogen discusses comedy, music and his AMC show ‘Preacher’

AMC’s original series, “Preacher,” is one of the best shows on television. And we know this is true because executive producer, Seth Rogen, said so himself. On Thursday, July 13, guests were invited to LACMA to attend a Film Independent …

by July 15, 2017 0 comments News