Posts Tagged ‘pulls’

Big Brother caught watching: Norway pulls coronavirus contact tracing app due to privacy issues

(Natural News) Norway is halting the use of an app designed to help trace the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus after the country’s data protection agency warned that the app did not effectively protect users’ privacy. According to the Norwegian Data Protection Authority (Datatilsynet), the app, known as Smittenstop  — Norwegian for “Infection stop” —  was […]

‘Unacceptable threat’ and ‘provocation’: European nations fume after US pulls out of talks on global digital tax

The plan to impose ‘digital taxes’ on companies like Google and Facebook has been championed by the UK, France, Spain and Italy. Paris, Rome and London have already put in place national laws on how such taxation would be effected. Talks on the issue have been held under the auspices of the Organization for Economic […]

Swiss retail giant pulls ‘Moor head’ chocolates from shelves after racism controversy reignites online

There were queues around the corner at many Migros outlets on Thursday following the announcement that it would no longer stock the popular confectionary, produced by Swiss firm Dubler. Online debate has raged about the chocolate treats for many years, but came to a head recently amid the current worldwide wave of anti-racism in the […]

Wuhan Institute of Virology pulls all photos and evidence showing workers handling tainted bats without protective gear

(Natural News) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is keeping busy scrubbing all evidence from the website of the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) that in any way implicates this controversial research institution in the unleashing of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) upon the world. The latest thing to go is a series of […]

Good Samaritan Pulls Truck Over in the Middle of a Highway to Save Dumped Dog Hit by a Car

Animals should be cared for. They deserve all the love a human can ever give them, but sadly, not many people understand that. As we’ve witnessed many times so far, many pets end up dumped and abandoned at places where they are likely to die, like dumping grounds, trash cans, and open roads. The good […]

Israel pulls hundreds of citizens from Jordan amid virus fears – report

Israel bused some 200 of students back to the country from Jordan as part of its efforts to bring home as many citizens from abroad as possible during the global coronavirus pandemic, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The Arab Israeli students had been studying in the neighboring kingdom, which recently closed off most movement across […]

Woman pulls knife on cops in Jerusalem’s Old City, is arrested

A woman was arrested after she threatened Border Police officers with a knife at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday, police said in a statement. Police said the woman in her 50s approached the officers and waved a knife in their direction. An officer was lightly injured after slipping and falling while […]

Spain pulls some of its troops from Iraq over security concerns

Around 500 Spanish troops were deployed to Iraq as part of a US-led coalition formed to combat Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). The soldiers, who helped train Iraqi security forces, were stationed in Besmayah, Taji, and Baghdad. It’s not yet clear how many Spanish military personnel were ferried out of the country. Iraq’s parliament passed […]

TSA Pulls 90-Year-Old Woman from Wheelchair, Forcibly Grope Her Breasts in Full Public View — Lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — (TRI) The Rutherford Institute has come to the aid of an elderly Delaware woman who has alleged that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners groped her upper and lower body, including feeling inside the waistband of her pants, during a security screening at Philadelphia’s International Airport (PHL) earlier this year. In a request […]

Black Friday pulls in a record $7.4 billion in online sales

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‘WTF is wrong with people?’ Fashion house pulls its new striped outfit after criticism it looks like Nazi camp uniforms (PHOTOS)

The black and white striped shirt and trousers set was released by the Spanish fashion house as part of a special capsule collection inspired by 19th century English ceramicist William De Morgan. The shirt alone was retailing for $950. However, the outfit soon drew controversy, with people pointing out its uncomfortable similarity to the iconic […]

Black-o’-lantern or blackface? Retailer pulls pumpkins from sale after racism claims

Displayed on the porch of a law office in Nyack, New York, a pair of jack-o’-lanterns found themselves in a mini-controversy after someone within the local community complained about them over concerns they looked like blackface. The issue reached the desk of a local chapter of the NAACP where director Wilbur Aldridge replied by saying […]

US cop pulls man from car seconds before train hits it

WASHINGTON — A quick-thinking Utah police officer pulled an unconscious driver out of the path of a train seconds before it smashed into the man’s vehicle. A dramatic dashcam video posted by the Utah Highway Patrol on their Twitter account Wednesday showed Trooper Ruben Correa with his torch scrambling up an embankment in the dark […]

Fisher Client Redemptions Near $1 Billion As Boston Pulls Out $248 Million

Just days after a $70 billion retirement fund pulled its assets from Fisher Investments, the city of Boston is following suit, pulling $248 million in pension funds from the asset manager, according to Bloomberg. Mayor Martin Walsh said:  “Boston will not invest in companies led by people who treat women like commodities. Reports of Ken […]

Kurdish leaders mull cooperation with Damascus & Moscow as US pulls troops from northern Syria

If US troops leave northern Syria, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will be “forced to study all the available options,” Badran Jia Kurd, a Syrian Kurdish official with the SDF, told Reuters on Tuesday. He said that such a scenario could prompt the SDF to “hold talks with Damascus or the Russian side to […]

PayPal Pulls Out Of Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Network

While Paypal didn’t cite a specific reason, it said it “made the decision to forgo further participation in the Libra Association at this time and to continue to focus on advancing our existing mission and business priorities as we strive to democratize access to financial services for underserved populations.” “We remain supportive of […]

German city pulls prize from Kamila Shamsie over support for Palestinians

Tamara Nassar Activism and BDS Beat 20 September 2019 A city in northwest Germany rescinded an award from novelist Kamila Shamsie because of her support for BDS – the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for Palestinian rights. The eight-member jury of the Nelly Sachs Prize, along with the city of Dortmund which funds the award, […]

UAE pulls most forces from Yemen in blow to Saudis

…from Press TV, Tehran [ Editor’s Note: We had no clue if the earlier report UAE troop pulldown was real or just a publicity stunt, as such things are common in fake war and news business. But today’s news confirms that it is real. What is the reason? It is the most common historical one, […]

Nike pulls “Betsy Ross” sneaker after America hater Colin Kaepernick complains that our flag is “offensive”

(Natural News) He can’t play in the NFL these days, but apparently former pro quarterback and instigator of the “flag kneeling” controversy, Colin Kaepernick, is making corporate decisions for Nike. On Tuesday the sports icon decided to throw away untold amounts of money developing, marketing, and shipping “Betsy Ross” sneakers — a […]

Jinping Pulls a ‘Tump’ with Military Drill in Closed Off South China Sea

    China’s Military Closed Off Area Of South China Sea For “Anti-Ship” Missile Tests Things are set for yet more dangerous intercepts and incidents in the South China Sea this summer given Beijing just announced it had closed off an area of the sea near the Spratly Islands for a five-day military drill which began […]

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