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Iraqi Kurds appreciate U.S. forces despite Syria pullout, president says

Iraqi Kurds appreciate U.S. forces despite Syria pullout, president says

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish President Nechirvan Barzani said on Monday that the United States pulling out of Syria was “undesirable” but that the semi-autonomous region appreciated the U.S. historical role in protecting it. FILE PHOTO: Kurdish region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani speaks during a news conference in Erbil, Iraq November 20, 2017. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari […]

Indicted Giuliani pal Lev Parnas was on final campaign tour with Florida governor who said he didn’t know him – Raw Story

Indicted Giuliani pal Lev Parnas was on final campaign tour with Florida governor who said he didn’t know him – Raw Story

It’s been mere weeks since Rudy Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were indicted and arrested while attempting to leave the country. The two men are accused of significantly violating campaign finance laws by allowing wealthy international donors to funnel money through them for political candidates in exchange for demands. Republicans who have found […]

Dems delay key impeachment witnesses for Cummings memorials

Dems delay key impeachment witnesses for Cummings memorials

The three House committees leading the inquiry are still set to hear from two key witnesses this week. On Tuesday, William Taylor, the top American diplomat in Ukraine, is expected to testify; and on Wednesday, Laura Cooper, who oversees Ukraine- and Russia-related issues at the Pentagon, is slated to appear. Taylor has emerged as a […]

Here Are the Creative Winners From Europe’s Golden Drum Festival – Adweek

Here Are the Creative Winners From Europe’s Golden Drum Festival – Adweek

For the uninitiated, the Golden Drum Festival is an awards program that celebrates creativity in advertising across Europe. In its 26th year, the Slovenian festival recently named its 2019 winners. You’ll likely recognize some from this year’s awards circuit, like Ikea’s “Thisables” out of McCann Tel Aviv and “The Last Ever Issue” stunt from VMLY&R […]

Beirut lacks public spaces for protests, so residents made their own

Beirut lacks public spaces for protests, so residents made their own

Amid the largest anti-government protests Beirut has ever seen, something unusual has been unfolding in the city’s downtown. The center of Lebanon’s largest city sorely lacks public spaces — largely because of the legacy of its civil war and the uncontrolled real estate investment that followed. But following recent mass demonstrations that paralyzed central Beirut […]

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