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“A doomsday scenario”: Former DOJ prosecutor warns Trump could profit from classified docs trial

“A doomsday scenario”: Former DOJ prosecutor warns Trump could profit from classified docs trial

The so-called walls have not yet fully closed in on Trump and his political crime spree, but they most certainly are moving and appear to be gaining speed. In New York, Donald Trump was recently fined more than 350 million dollars by Judge Engoron for financial crimes. Trump has also been punished with a more than 80-million-dollar judgment in the E. Jean Carroll defamation case. Trump and his attorneys are continuing to argue that he is a type of king or god who has immunity from the law for any and all crimes he committed while president. Such claims, which are in direct conflict with the spirit and letter of the Constitution, the Founding, and America’s political culture more broadly, will likely be rejected by the United States Supreme Court. However, these walls are encountering obstacles. “Trump is definitely between a rock and a hard place at this point.” In Florida, Judge Cannon is clearly demonstrating her personal loyalty to Donald Trump and not the rule of the law and the public interest by showing …

Glasgow Hydro warns fans not to camp out ahead of Niall Horan gig | UK News

Glasgow Hydro warns fans not to camp out ahead of Niall Horan gig | UK News

Music fans attending Niall Horan’s gig at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow this week are being warned by venue bosses not to camp out ahead of the show. Those planning to head to the former One Direction star’s gig on Wednesday are being reminded that queuing and camping overnight at The SEC (Scottish Event Campus) is not permitted. The SEC includes the OVO Hydro, SEC Armadillo and SEC Centre. It comes after fans of The 1975 braved freezing temperatures earlier this month to camp out for two nights in an attempt to secure a spot at the front of the stage. Camping out ahead of major shows has become increasingly popular in recent years. In May last year, Harry Styles fans camped out for his performance at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. And in Argentina in November, Taylor Swift fans were reported to have camped out for more than five months ahead of the arrival of The Eras Tour in Buenos Aires. Image: Taylor Swift fans camping out for The Eras tour in Argentina. Pic: Reuters/Tomas Cuesta …

WTO chief warns of ‘tough’ economic outlook as trade ministers gather in Abu Dhabi

WTO chief warns of ‘tough’ economic outlook as trade ministers gather in Abu Dhabi

The head of the World Trade Organization warned on Monday that war, uncertainty and instability are weighing down the global economy and urged the bloc to embrace reform as elections across nearly half the world’s population could bring new challenges. Issued on: 26/02/2024 – 04:03 2 min WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala sought to offer some praise for her organization as it held its biennial meeting in the United Arab Emirates, even as it faces pressure from the United States and other nations.  But she was blunt about the risks ahead, as higher prices for food, energy and other essentials sting people’s pockets, “fueling political frustration.” “People everywhere are feeling anxious about the future and this will be felt at the ballot box this year,” she said.  None are perhaps more critical for the WTO than the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 5.  Running again is former President Donald Trump, who threatened to withdraw the U.S. from the WTO and repeatedly levied tariffs — taxes on imported goods — on perceived friends and foes alike. A …

2024 SAG Awards: Fran Drescher warns against AI in Hollywood

2024 SAG Awards: Fran Drescher warns against AI in Hollywood

SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher delivered an impassioned speech at the 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards, held Saturday at L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium. The awards show, which streamed live on Netflix, is the first edition of the ceremony since SAG-AFTRA reached a deal with the major studios to end their historic strike and ratified a new contract. Read her full speech below. Thank you so much. I want to gratefully acknowledge the WGA, the DGA, IATSE, AFM, Teamsters and Basic Crafts for helping make this night a success. Thank you to the hardest-working guy in show business, our SAG-AFTRA executive director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland. And especially a big thanks to Netflix for inviting the SAG Awards to their platform, so this event can be viewed all over the world including my parents’ condo in South Florida. But most important, congratulations to all the members, both here today and everywhere. I hold you all with the highest esteem and greatest respect, for you are the champions. You survived the longest strike in our union’s history with courage and conviction. …

Berkshire Cash Hits Record 8BN But Warns Days Of “Eye-Popping” Results Are Over: Highlights From Buffett’s 2023 Letter

Berkshire Cash Hits Record $168BN But Warns Days Of “Eye-Popping” Results Are Over: Highlights From Buffett’s 2023 Letter

One of the longest running traditions in modern finance is that every year, one Saturday morning in late February, the world’s financial class – from professionals to mere amateurs – sit down as they have for the past 65 or so years – for an hour and read the latest Berkshire annual letter written by Warren Buffett in which the man seen by many as the world’s greatest investor wrote down his reflections, observations, aphorisms and other thoughts which are closely parsed and analyzed for insight into what he may do next, what he thinks of the current economy and market climate, or simply for insights into how to become a better investor. And with Buffett’s long-time investing partner, Charlie Munger, having recently passed away just shy of his 100th birthday and Buffett himself now 93, every such letter may well be the last, which is why – even though their informational content and signal-to-noise ratio has been severely diluted over the year – they are read just as obsessively as they were when Buffett …

U.S. Warns of Environmental Damage if Vessel Struck by Houthis Sinks

U.S. Warns of Environmental Damage if Vessel Struck by Houthis Sinks

A cargo ship damaged by a Houthi missile and abandoned in the Red Sea is slowly taking on water, the U.S. military said early Saturday, warning that its sinking could be environmentally disastrous because of a large load of fertilizer it was carrying. The operator of the vessel, called the Rubymar, said the partly submerged ship was still afloat and would soon be towed to Djibouti or Aden, a port city in Yemen. Its remaining cargo would be transferred to another ship and sent to Bulgaria, said Roy Khoury, the head of the ship’s operator, Blue Fleet Group. The ship’s engine room and one of its holding compartments are underwater, he said. The U.S. Central Command said in a statement on social media early Saturday that the damage to the vessel had created an 18-mile oil slick. The command called it an “environmental disaster” that could get much worse if the tens of thousands of tons of fertilizer the ship was carrying were to spill into the Red Sea. Though few of the Houthi missile …

Pochettino warns Carabao Cup final officials over Klopp’s Liverpool exit bias | Chelsea

Pochettino warns Carabao Cup final officials over Klopp’s Liverpool exit bias | Chelsea

Mauricio Pochettino has urged the officials in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final to be “fair” as he warned against them getting caught up in the emotion around Jürgen Klopp’s departure from Liverpool. Chelsea’s head coach looked to ramp up the mind games as he called on Chris Kavanagh, who will referee the final, to treat both teams equally. Pochettino referenced Chelsea being denied two penalties when they lost 4-1 to Liverpool at Anfield last month and said he did not want his side’s task at Wembley made harder by forces out of their control. The comments came when Pochettino was asked whether the pressure on Liverpool could be greater because Klopp is leaving at the end of the season. “Good question,” he said. “It is not pressure for him. Maybe it is for the people who want to celebrate with Liverpool. I think we need to be sure we are going to compete and be fair in every single decision. “When we played at Anfield I think too many decisions … not one key decision was for …

US Gov Warns Putin Not to Launch Nuclear Anti-Satellite Weapon

US Gov Warns Putin Not to Launch Nuclear Anti-Satellite Weapon

The red telephone. Stop Sign US officials are warning Russia to hold back on launching its allegedly nuclear-powered anti-satellite weapon, The Wall Street Journal reports. Per the report, the US is arguing that the controversial spacecraft would violate the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, which clearly states that nations “shall not place nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction in orbit or on celestial bodies or station them in outer space in any other manner.” The Russian weapon, believed to be designed to destroy satellites by emitting massive energy waves, would certainly check that box. Officials have also reportedly told Moscow that the mysterious device would threaten America’s national security interests. Considering that the modern world is effectively propped up by satellite technology, that feels about right. According to the WSJ, the warnings come as President Biden looks to rally international opposition to the weapon among allies and fellow G-7 nations. Diplomatic efforts are said to include approaching Russia-allied nations India and China — a rare opportunity, it seems, for anti-Russia cooperation between the …

James Cleverly says ‘only thing MPs should fear is ballot box’ as he warns against Commons rule changes over ‘intimidation’ | Politics News

James Cleverly says ‘only thing MPs should fear is ballot box’ as he warns against Commons rule changes over ‘intimidation’ | Politics News

The home secretary has warned the Speaker against changing Commons conventions due to intimidation from outside parliament, telling Sky News: “The only thing MPs should fear is the ballot box.” James Cleverly offered his support to Sir Lindsay Hoyle to stay in post – despite 67 MPs having now signed a no-confidence petition against him after Wednesday’s chaotic scenes in the Commons – calling him “a breath of fresh air”. But he added: “We should not be changing our procedures in response to threats or intimidation. That would indicate that the threats and the intimidation is working – that is the opposite of the message that we want to send. “If people think that they can target members of parliament, they are wrong. The full force of the law will be brought down.” Politics live: Speaker comes out fighting A huge row erupted on Wednesday as parliament held an opposition day debate over the Israel-Hamas conflict, with the SNP calling for an immediate ceasefire. Pressure had been mounting on the Labour Party to move away …

“Next it’ll be birth control”: Hillary Clinton warns of what Alabama’s IVF ruling could impact

“Next it’ll be birth control”: Hillary Clinton warns of what Alabama’s IVF ruling could impact

Responding to the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law, Hillary Clinton is warning of what “extreme right” lawmakers will clamp down on next. In a post to X (formerly Twitter) on Thursday, the former first lady and secretary of state shared an article on the subject from the feminist website Jezebel, along with her prediction of what women can expect to fear down the line, writing, “They came for abortion first. Now it’s IVF and next it’ll be birth control. The extreme right won’t stop trying to exert government control over our most sacred personal decisions until we codify reproductive freedom as a human right.” In the article that Clinton shared, journalist Kylie Cheung highlights that “the decision to suspend IVF services offers an ominous glimpse at the impacts that legal recognition of fetal and embryonic personhood will have on health care,” and in a statement echoing the writer’s views, as well as Clinton’s, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra worries of the “heart-wrenching consequences for women & their families.” “I’ve long …