Tom Kelly: Why GAA should stay out of the debate about a united Ireland BelfastTelegraph.co.uk All my life, I have supported the GAA; in my old school, the Abbey, the University of Ulster and, of course, my local club, St John Bosco GAC. In the latter, I was a club administrator, chairman and once even Clubman of the Year. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/tom-kelly-why-gaa-should-stay-out-of-the-debate-about-a-united-ireland-37890809.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/article37890808.ece/30228/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-03-08_opi_48571687_I2.JPG Email All my life, I have supported the GAA; in my old school, the Abbey, the University of Ulster and, of course, my local club, St John Bosco GAC. In the latter, I was a club administrator, chairman and once even Clubman of the Year. I also participated regularly in the Scor and attended cultural and Irish Language events sponsored by the association. Down and Bosco flags remain folded away … [Read more...] about Tom Kelly: Why GAA should stay out of the debate about a united Ireland
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Police in the Philippines arrested Maria Ressa, the CEO of the major online publication Rappler, and former Rappler reporter Reynaldo Santos, Jr., on Wednesday on charges of “cyber libel” for an article quoting a government intelligence report accusing a wealthy businessman of having ties to drug trafficking. Ressa became a target for the Philippine government under President Rodrigo Duterte early during his presidential tenure, which began in 2016, for Rappler’s critical coverage of his war on drugs and repeated calls for police to kill drug suspects without due process. In 2018, Time magazine named Ressa, along with several other journalists, its Persons of the Year for challenging strongmen governments.Rappler’s own coverage of Ressa’s arrest notes that she was arrested on Wednesday evening by members of federal law enforcement from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), who entered the publication’s offices in plain clothes to … [Read more...] about Philippines Arrests Time Person of the Year on ‘Cyber Libel’ Charges
President Donald Trump sent out a tweet on Tuesday morning lashing out at the leadership of the FBI. “The rank and file of the FBI are great people who are disgusted with what they are learning about Lyin’ James Comey and the so-called “leaders” of the FBI,” the president wrote. “Twelve have been fired or forced to leave. They got caught spying on my campaign and then called it an investigation. Bad!” Trump’s tweet came after a New York Times reported over the weekend that federal law enforcement officials were so concerned about the president’s behaviorvfollowing his firing of Comey from the FBI that they launched an investigation into whether he had been working for Russia against American [interests. Trump already reacted to the report on Saturday during a telephone interview on Fox News after host Jeanine Pirro asked whether he is currently or has ever worked for Moscow. "I think it's the most insulting thing I've ever been … [Read more...] about Trump Slams ‘So-Called Leaders of the FBI
Americans, by now, are all too aware of the disinformation campaign Russian President Vladimir Putin mounted during the U.S. presidential election in 2016. A key question that remains, however, is to what extent the Trump campaign aided, abetted, or perhaps even conspired with Moscow in this effort. As we await the findings of that ongoing investigation, another Russian disinformation campaign appears to be unfolding before our eyes — the detention in Moscow of American businessman Paul Whelan on espionage charges. This effort, just like the events surrounding the 2016 election, is seemingly predicated on fake news and propaganda. And, just as may have happened in 2016, Trump’s participation remains an important question mark. As we await the findings of that ongoing investigation, another Russian disinformation campaign appears to be unfolding before our eyes. First, the facts of the case, few of which are undisputed. What all parties acknowledge is that Russian … [Read more...] about This U.S. Marine probably isn’t a spy. Here’s why Russia is calling him one.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter again Sunday to lament coverage of his administration and its fight against "fake news," calling much of the U.S. news media "indeed the enemy of the people." Looking back on the coverage of his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, President Trump started a four-part tweetstorm, decrying he is in a non-win situation. There hasn’t been a missile or rocket fired in 9 months in North Korea, there have been no nuclear tests and we got back our hostages. Who knows how it will all turn out in the end, but why isn’t the Fake News talking about these wonderful facts? Because it is FAKE NEWS! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2018 Pointing toward Monday's meeting in Helsinki, Finland, with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump said it would not matter what is accomplished, because he will ultimately "return to criticism it wasn't good enough." Heading to Helsinki, Finland – looking forward to meeting … [Read more...] about Trump: ‘Our News Media Is Indeed Enemy of the People’