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Uroczysko Baran: Forgotten Soviet Massacre of Poles Who Fought Against The Nazis

Via WRSA, this report is interesting and bracing, and I confess it’s a part of history I have never studied enough. Between October of 1944 and January of 1945, when the Second World War has not yet finished, a military court attached to the Second Polish People’s Army is formed, akin to the Soviets. The court, chaired by a Red Army veteran, Colonel Stefan Piekarski, and under the supervision of Soviet Colonel Aleksander Tomaszewski, condemns 144 prisoners; of them, 61 of them are condemned to d...
Tags: Politics, Nazis, Military, Jesus, Red Army, People 's Army, WRSA, Uroczysko Baran, Stefan Piekarski, Aleksander Tomaszewski, Kąkolewnica, Kąkolewnicy


Former White House counsel Don McGahn returns to law firm

Former White House counsel Don McGahn will return to the law firm Jones Day, he told CNN on Sunday.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Don McGahn, Former White House


Adviser says Trump 'gave nothing away' in North Korea talks

The White House national security adviser on Sunday described President Donald Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a success despite the lack of an agreement providing for the verifiable dismantling of the North's nuclear sites.
Tags: North Korea, White House, Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump, Trump


John Bolton on Trump accepting Kim's Warmbier denial: 'My opinion doesn't matter'

White House national security adviser John Bolton said North Korea should give a 'full accounting of what happened' in Otto Warmbier's death.
Tags: News, North Korea, White House, Kim, Trump, John Bolton


Estonia election: opposition Reform party wins but far-right support doubles

Coalition-building begins after Kaja Kallas’s centre-right party wins 28.8% of vote Estonia’s opposition liberal Reform party won Sunday’s general election, outpacing centre-left prime minister Juri Ratas’s party and a surging far-right that was buoyed by a backlash from mostly rural voters.Led by former MEP Kaja Kallas, Reform garnered 28.8% of the vote, well ahead of Ratas’s Centre party on 23%. The far-right EKRE more than doubled its previous election score, at 17.8%, according to the full r...
Tags: Europe, Politics, World news, The far right, Estonia, Reform Party, Kaja Kallas, Juri Ratas, Ratas, Kaja Kallas Reform


Adviser says Trump 'gave nothing away' in North Korea talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House national security adviser on Sunday described President Donald Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a success despite the lack of an agreement providing for the verifiable dismantling of the North's nuclear sites.
Tags: News, Washington, North Korea, White House, Ap, Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump, Trump


John Bolton on Trump accepting Kim's Warmbier denial: 'My opinion doesn't matter'

White House national security adviser John Bolton said North Korea should give a 'full accounting of what happened' in Otto Warmbier's death.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, North Korea, White House, Kim, Usa Today, Trump, John Bolton


Yemen peace process in 'last chance saloon', says Jeremy Hunt

Foreign secretary urges rebels and government to implement terms agreed in DecemberThe Yemen peace process is in the “last chance saloon” and could collapse within weeks unless both sides shift position and agree to implement the terms of a ceasefire agreed by the UN-backed government and Houthi rebels, Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday.The foreign secretary said the key issue was over trusting the Saudi-backed Yemen government not to take over the strategic Red Sea port of Hodeida as soon as the Houth...
Tags: Politics, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Un, Jeremy Hunt, Yemen, Houthi, Red Sea, Hodeida


Ivanka Trump Joked That Being Donald Trump's Daughter Is The "Hardest Job In The World"

It’s hard out there for Ivanka Trump, according to Ivanka Trump.Trump gave a speech as a stand-in for the president at Saturday night’s Gridiron dinner in Washington, D.C., a white-tie event where elite journalists mingle with politicians. In the speech, Ivanka made a joke that may leave many Americans scratching their heads.“The press seems to think it’s ironic that I, born of great privilege, think people want to work for what they are given,” she said, according to The Washington Post. “As i...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Washington, White House, World, New York Times, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Trump Organization, Fox News Trump, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Ivanka Trump Trump


Time for Comic Relief to hang up its red nose? | Letters

Guardian readers respond to David Lammy’s criticisms of ‘white saviour’ narratives in charity publicityIt concerns me that some 30 years after Save the Children first published a set of image guidelines to steer its staff in avoiding negative use of imagery, and to start a dialogue in the aid sector about negative aspects of imagery in use, it’s still a thorny topic (‘White saviours’ belong in the past. We need new storytellers, 1 March). I joined Save the Children as the photographic librarian ...
Tags: Politics, Media, Africa, Race, Society, World news, Bbc, Uganda, Culture, Aid, Global development, David Lammy, Richard Curtis, Save The Children, Comic Relief, Stacey Dooley


Chris Grayling’s terrible cost to the nation | Brief letters

Chris Grayling | Otto Warmbier | Michele Hanson | Words for toilet | A Beatles BrexitThe likely cost of £2.7bn to the taxpayer due to Chris Grayling’s incompetence will ring hollow to the parents of disabled pupils in Leicestershire and across the country, who have been informed that their council can no longer provide transport to special schools and colleges post-16 due to lack of funds. The implications for these families, who already face substantial additional burdens of care due to cuts in...
Tags: Music, Politics, North Korea, The Beatles, Life and style, Society, World news, US news, Disability, Asia Pacific, Homes, Chris Grayling, Kim, Interiors, Donald Trump, Brexit


Ivanka Trump, D.C. Figures Engage in ‘Singe, Not Burn’ Humor at Gridiron Dinner

WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump joked about her life born into luxury at Saturday’s Gridiron Club dinner. “The press seems to think it is ironic that I, born of great privilege, think people want to work for what they are given,” she said. “As if being Donald Trump’s daughter isn’t the hardest job in the world.” […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Amy Klobuchar, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Gridiron Club


ERG warns May not to 'bounce' parliament over new Brexit deal

Tory Eurosceptic group says at least two days will be needed to scrutinise a new compromise on Irish backstopTory Brexiters are to demand at least two days to scrutinise any new offer from Brussels on the backstop mechanism, warning the prime minister not to “bounce” the group into an early vote on her Brexit deal.May has pledged that a vote will take place on her deal, including any changes agreed in Brussels, by 12 March, though it is possible that Downing Street will seek to put the vote to M...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Liam Fox, Downing Street, Article 50, Brexit, Geoffrey Cox


Nadler: House Judiciary Will Send Over 60 Doc Requests To Don Jr., Weisselberg, Others

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) announced Sunday that his committee would be issuing document request “to over 60 different people” on Monday in order to eventually “present the case to the American people about obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.” Nadler, who said later in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that “it’s very clear that the President obstructed justice,” said “I would imagine” the list of people who will receive a documen...
Tags: News, White House, House, Donald Trump, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, John Kelly, House Judiciary Committee, Donald Trump Jr, Trump Organization, Allen Weisselberg, Nadler, Don McGahn, Matt Shuham, Jerry Nadler, Jerry Nadler D NY


‘Those Weren’t Concerns To Him’: McCarthy Fine With Trump Granting Kushner Clearance

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said Sunday he was unconcerned with the New York Times’ report that President Donald Trump ordered that his son-in-law Jared Kushner receive a top-secret security clearance despite concerns expressed by the CIA, then-White House Counsel Don McGahn and others. In an interview with McCarthy, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked whether Congress had the right, as Democrats have requested, to see the CIA’s concerns about Kushner’s clearance. “I think the P...
Tags: News, Congress, Abc, White House, House, New York Times, Cia, Donald Trump, George Stephanopoulos, Mccarthy, Kevin McCarthy, Stephanopoulos, Kushner, Kevin McCarthy R CA, Jared Kushner, Don McGahn


White House security chief calls Trump-Kim summit 'success'

US national security advisor John Bolton denied Sunday that last week's nuclear summit with North Korea was a failure, despite President Donald Trump coming home empty-handed. A high-stakes second meeting to strike a disarmament deal with the North's Kim Jong Un broke up in disarray Thursday in Hanoi, without even a joint statement.
Tags: News, North Korea, White House, US, Donald Trump, Hanoi, Kim Jong, John Bolton, Trump Kim


Democratic Presidential Candidates Marking ‘Bloody Sunday’ Anniversary in Selma

SELMA, Alabama (AP) — Several Democratic White House hopefuls are gathering at one of America’s seminal civil rights sites on Sunday to pay homage to that legacy and highlight their own connections to the movement. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who already are in the 2020 race, and Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, who could soon join them, are scheduled to participate in events surrounding the anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama. On March 7, 1965, peac...
Tags: John Lewis, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, White House, Alabama, America, Georgia, Hillary Clinton, Selma, House, New Jersey, Ohio, Associated Press, North Carolina


Brexit and bad weather puts UK farmers at risk of suicide, say charities

Crisis networks report rise in number of farmers distressed by uncertainty over futureCharities have said British farmers are increasingly at risk of suicide owing in part to uncertainty over Brexit and the impact of bad weather.Distressed farmers have made dozens of calls to crisis networks and some have been placed on “suicide watch”, according to the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Environment, Society, UK News, Farming, Rural affairs, Brexit, National Farmers ' Union NFU


Estonia election: rise of far right threatens centrist parties

Centre-left coalition fighting for survival following backlash from mostly rural votersEstonia’s centre-left coalition is fighting for survival at the country’s general election, in a battle against traditional liberal rivals and a surging far-right party buoyed by a backlash from rural voters.Bread-and-butter issues such as taxation and public spending dominated the campaign, along with tensions over Russian-language education for Estonia’s sizeable Russian minority and the rural-urban divide. ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, World news, The far right, Estonia


Revealed: Ukip membership surge shifts party to far right

Investigation reveals exodus of party’s moderates and influx of more extreme newcomersA surge in Ukip membership is shifting the party decisively towards the far right, as long-standing moderates are replaced by entrants attracted by an anti-Islam agenda based on street protest, a Guardian investigation can reveal.Membership has risen by about 50% over the 12 months from a low point a year ago, rapidly reshaping the party in the image of its leader, Gerard Batten, who describes Islam as “a death...
Tags: Politics, UK News, World news, Islam, Ukip, The far right, Tommy Robinson, UK Independence party (Ukip, Gerard Batten


Trump adviser says no deal doesn’t mean summit was a failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (gihm jung oon) ended without a deal, but the White House national security adviser says he doesn’t consider that outcome to have been a failure. John Bolton says Trump’s inability to persuade the North to eliminate its nuclear arsenal on […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump, Kim Jong, John Bolton


Trump likes ‘actings,’ experts say permanent staff is better

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has been to Europe, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Mexican border as part of his bid to land the job permanently. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was one of just two top advisers to join President Donald Trump for dinner with North Korea’s Kim Jong […]
Tags: News, Washington, North Korea, White House, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump, Kim Jong, Mick Mulvaney, Patrick Shanahan, Europe Iraq Afghanistan


While Gov. Jay Inslee is out running for president, who’s running the state?

As Inslee launches the first presidential campaign by a Washington politician in more than 40 years, the business of the state will carry on, with him present or not.
Tags: News, Washington, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Nation & World Politics


North Carolina Democrats see opportunity in do-over election

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (AP) — A ballot-fraud scandal that has led North Carolina to order a do-over congressional election could give the Democrats a strong shot at taking back a seat that has been held by the Republicans since John F. Kennedy was in the White House. Democrat Dan McCready has a head start in fundraising […]
Tags: News, White House, Ap, John F Kennedy, North Carolina, Dan McCready


Fox: article 50 delay may be only option for smooth Brexit – video

Speaking on the BBC's The Andrew Marr Show, the international trade secretary said a delay in leaving the EU would be 'very unfortunate' but may be the only option to deliver a smooth Brexit. MPs are due to vote on the prime minister’s withdrawal deal within daysLiam Fox: extending article 50 may be only option for a smooth Brexit Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Bbc, Fox, Foreign Policy, Andrew Marr, Liam Fox, Article 50, Brexit


White House security chief defends Trump-Kim summit

US national security advisor John Bolton denied Sunday that last week's nuclear summit with North Korea was a failure, despite President Donald Trump coming home empty-handed. A high-stakes second meeting to strike a nuclear disarmament deal between the North's leader Kim Jong Un and Trump broke up in disarray Thursday, without even a joint statement.
Tags: News, North Korea, White House, US, Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump, Trump, John Bolton, Trump Kim


Democratic presidential candidates marking Selma anniversary

SELMA, Alabama (AP) — Several Democratic White House hopefuls are gathering at one of America’s seminal civil rights sites on Sunday to pay homage to that legacy and highlight their own connections to the movement. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who already are in the 2020 race, and Sen. […]
Tags: News, White House, America, Nation, Selma, New Jersey, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sens Cory Booker, Alabama AP


White House to host CEOs for workforce advisory meeting

The White House on Wednesday is hosting major chief executives who joined a Trump administration advisory board on workforce issues.
Tags: Money, White House, businessNews, Trump


Liam Fox: extending article 50 may be only option for a smooth Brexit

MPs are due to vote on the prime minister’s withdrawal deal within daysThe international trade secretary, Liam Fox, has said that a delay in exiting the EU may be the only way to ensure a smooth departure, speaking as hard Brexiters laid down three tests for Eurosceptic MPs to support Theresa May’s deal.Fox said it would be “very unfortunate” if MPs were to reject May’s deal and then vote to extend article 50, a vote the prime minister has promised will take place by 14 March. Continue reading.....
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Fox, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Liam Fox, Article 50, Brexit, 1922 Committee, Geoffrey Cox



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