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Norway supreme court won't offer Snowden safe passage

Snowden denied safe passage by NorwayThe Norwegian supreme court rejected Edward Snowden's bid to travel to Norway with a guarantee that he wouldn't be extradited to the U.S.

The former National Security Agency contractor launched his push in April in an attempt to travel to the country and receive the Ossietzky Prize in Oslo for his "outstanding efforts for freedom of expression," according to the BBC.



Fidel Castro, Cuba's leader of revolution, dies at 90

Fidel Castro diesCuba's former president Fidel Castro, one of the world's longest-serving and most iconic leaders, has died aged 90.

His younger brother and successor as president Raul Castro announced the news on state television.

Castro toppled the government in 1959, introducing a Communist revolution. He defied the US for decades, surviving many assassination plots.

His supporters said he had given Cuba back to the people. Critics saw him as a dictator.

TVNL Comment:  Do your own research.  Look up Fulgencio Batista and learn the role of the US in supporting the worst dictators of Central and South America.  Learn about the repeated attempts to assissinate Castro by the US...and why Castro turned to the Soviets.  Long story.  Worth hearing the truth.



Israeli police to probe alleged Netanyahu submarine scandal

Netanyahu submarine scandalIsrael’s most senior law officer has ordered an investigation into an alleged scandal involving one of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants over a controversial deal to buy German submarines.

The affair – which has dominated Israeli headlines for days – involves allegations of a serious conflict of interest in the purchase of the submarines.


At least 67 killed in construction accident at Chinese power plant

At least 67 killed in China power plant accidentAt least 67 people were killed Thursday when a platform that was under construction at the cooling tower of a power plant in eastern China collapsed, state media reported.

The incident happened at the Fengcheng plant in Jiangxi province at around 7 a.m. local time, the official news agency Xinhua said.

State TV reported that rescuers were trying to free one person who was trapped.


Thousands evacuated as fires burn across Israel

Haifa firesTens of thousands of people are being evacuated as wildfires rage through parts of Israel's third largest city of Haifa.

The fires follow a two-month drought and are being fanned by strong winds in the north of the city.

Wildfires are also threatening homes near Jerusalem and in the West Bank.

Israel's police chief said arson was suspected in some cases and PM Benjamin Netanyahu said any such attacks would amount to "terror".


Israel proposes 500 new settlement homes near Jerusalem

Israel poposes 500 new settlement homesJerusalem's municipality has proposed building 500 more housing units in an area of the city annexed by Israel after the 1967 Middle East war, a settlement monitoring group said on Wednesday.

There was no immediate confirmation of the move by the Israeli government, but France condemned it.

The proposal is the first since the election of Donald Trump, whom Israeli right-wingers expect to be more supportive of settlement building than Barack Obama's administration.


Germany 'repulsed' by Hitler salutes at US far-right event

White Supremacists saluteThe German government expressed revulsion Wednesday at Nazi-style salutes such as those performed at a recent far-right event in Washington, but said it was confident the United States can tackle the issue.

Video published by The Atlantic showed participants at the event Saturday raising their arms in salute during a speech by Richard Spencer, head of the white-nationalist National Policy Institute.


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