PopMuse: News and Politics http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Protesters still inside as standoff continues https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-50465337 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-50465337 Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:31:35 UTC BBC News - World The standoff is into a third day, but younger protesters have been allowed to leave without arrest. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Australia wildfires: Health warnings as Sydney skyline is blanketed in smoke https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/australia-wild-fires-health-warnings-as-sydney-skyline-is-blanketed-in-smoke-a4290391.html https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/australia-wild-fires-health-warnings-as-sydney-skyline-is-blanketed-in-smoke-a4290391.html Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:24:00 UTC at Evening Standard - World Australia is prone to bushfires in summer, but fierce blazes have been sparked early by a long drought and soaring temperatures. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ US state department official quits amid 'inflated CV' claims https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50471352 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50471352 Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:21:02 UTC BBC News - World But Mina Chang denies US media claims that she faked a university degree and a Time magazine cover. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ US and Australian hostage freed in Taliban prisoner swap https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-50471186 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-50471186 Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:11:42 UTC BBC News - World The men were released on Tuesday as three high-ranking Taliban prisoners arrived in Qatar, sources say. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Israel's settlers and the Palestinians they live among http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/s4mBjdvCD7o/israels-settlers-and-the-palestinians-they-live-among-idUSKBN1XT14J http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/s4mBjdvCD7o/israels-settlers-and-the-palestinians-they-live-among-idUSKBN1XT14J Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:08:48 UTC Reuters: Top News His people's link to the land goes back to biblical times, says the comics illustrator. His neighbor, a farmer, says the land belonged to his ancestors and has been stolen. One is an Israeli settler, the other a Palestinian living across the road. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ U.S. backs Israel on settlements, angering Palestinians and clouding peace process http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/vYqVgJuquAU/u-s-backs-israel-on-settlements-angering-palestinians-and-clouding-peace-process-idUSKBN1XS2BF http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/vYqVgJuquAU/u-s-backs-israel-on-settlements-angering-palestinians-and-clouding-peace-process-idUSKBN1XS2BF Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:08:48 UTC Reuters: Top News The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law," a stance that may make Israeli-Palestinian peace even more elusive. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ US settlement move endorses 'law of the jungle' - Palestinians https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-50470812 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-50470812 Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:05:13 UTC BBC News - World Palestinians condemn the US for saying Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank are not illegal. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ It's Been 50 Years Since Apollo 12 Landed On The Moon https://www.npr.org/2019/11/19/780713465/its-been-50-years-since-apollo-12-landed-on-the-moon?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=morningedition https://www.npr.org/2019/11/19/780713465/its-been-50-years-since-apollo-12-landed-on-the-moon?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=morningedition Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:03:19 UTC Geoff Brumfiel at Morning Edition : NPR On this date in 1969, Apollo 12 landed on the surface of the moon. But it seems this moon mission is overshadowed by the more famous Apollo 11 and Apollo 13 landings. But why? http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 'Luce' And Waves' Boost Actor Kelvin Harrison Jr.'s Career https://www.npr.org/2019/11/19/780713528/luce-and-waves-boost-actor-kelvin-harrison-jr-s-career?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=morningedition https://www.npr.org/2019/11/19/780713528/luce-and-waves-boost-actor-kelvin-harrison-jr-s-career?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=morningedition Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:03:19 UTC Marc Rivers at Morning Edition : NPR Kelvin Harrison Jr. has two breakout roles this year in Luce, and the new film Waves which will rolls out in theaters this weekend. The New Orleans native has very quickly become an indie darling. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Putting A Monetary Value On The U.S. Alliance With South Korea https://www.npr.org/2019/11/19/780713479/putting-a-monetary-value-on-the-u-s-alliance-with-south-korea?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=morningedition https://www.npr.org/2019/11/19/780713479/putting-a-monetary-value-on-the-u-s-alliance-with-south-korea?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=morningedition Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:03:19 UTC Morning Edition : NPR The Trump administration is pushing wealthy allies to pay more for the U.S. to defend them. But analysts say the U.S. benefits from its alliances in ways that are hard to put a dollar value on. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/