Trump lifts sanctions on Russia oligarch Oleg Deripaska in ‘huge gift to Putin’

‘What did we – the American people – get in return? Nothing,’ former US ambassador to Russia says

by Tom Embury-Dennis @tomemburyd (The Independent)

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The Trump administration has lifted sanctions against companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, defying efforts led by congressional Democrats to block the move. … Continues

Suicide Squad originally included Justice League’s Steppenwolf

Not sure that would have made it better…



David Ayer has revealed that Suicide Squad was originally tied closer to the wider Worlds of DC as it included Steppenwolf.

The director has confirmed that the largely-derided villain of Justice League was set to have a prominent role in Suicide Squad as the Big Bad.… Continues

Palestinian PM willing to quit if president Abbas wishes


Hamdallah’s West Bank-based government welcomed plans for a new government. (File/AFP)
  • In June 2014 Hamdallah formed what was labelled a national unity government
  • The deal has since broken down and the government has no control in Hamas-controlled Gaza

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah on Monday offered to resign, his spokesman said, amid efforts by president Mahmud Abbas to form a new government.… Continues