We confirm the existence of overnight “sleep” movement for some trees, but conclude that circadian movement is a variable phenomenon in plants, probably controlled by a complex combination of anatomical, physiological, and morphological factors.
Secretary General of the PLO on Monday said that by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving its embassy thereto, the Trump administration is violating its obligations under international law, including UNSCR 478, and the U.S. own commitments towards the peace process.
“As Washington pursues a policy of encouragement of international anarchy and disregard for organizations and international law, we call upon all diplomatic corps, civil society organizations, and religious authorities to boycott the inauguration ceremony of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, lest they lend legitimacy to an illegal decision and to continued Israeli policies of occupation, colonization, and annexation,” Erekat said in an official statement.
Erekat said that this move is not only illegal but will also thwart the achievement of a just and lasting peace between two sovereign and democratic states on the 1967 borders, Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace and security.
He finished by saying that those who attend the ceremony will thus be sending an ominous message, a message that they encourage flagrant violations of international law and the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people.
As the Iran deal deadline approaches, Germany and its European co-signatories are sticking to the agreement. US President Donald Trump plans to announce a decision on the accord on Tuesday.
Traitor – Verräter
Gerhard Schröder’s prominent place at Vladimir Putin’s swearing in has raised eyebrows in Germany and abroad. Schröder, the chairman of Russia’s Rosneft, has been calling for an end to sanctions against Moscow.
New files suggest the E.P.A. chief’s close control of his public events is driven more by a desire to avoid tough questions than by security concerns.
The president suggested that investigators were “getting caught.” But the F.B.I. officials left voluntarily and were not involved with the Russia inquiry when they resigned.
John DeCarlo, a former police chief and an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of New Haven, said that he reminds police officers to treat everyone they encounter with respect, from mundane interactions to very intense ones. Everyday encounters, like seeing an officer in a gas station, shape people’s overall perceptions of the police, he said. “We have an innate fear of police to begin with,” Mr. DeCarlo said. “It’s about treating people how you want to be treated.” Mr. DeCarlo was startled as he watched the security footage of the off-duty Buena Park police officer. “Oh my goodness,” he said as he watched the officer retrieve his gun. “Holy mackerel.” He said that the officer violated the most basic rules governing the use of force by the police. No matter the situation, officers should issue verbal commands first. Pulling out a gun should be a last resort. “What the officer did was incredibly inappropriate,” he said.
Laughing at Donald Glover’s sendup of Kanye hasn’t made watching him unravel any less infuriating or devastating.
spoken like a true lying fascist!
Ahead of re-election as prime minister, rightwinger talks of building a ‘Christian democracy’
Viktor Orbán has said the main task of his new government will be to preserve Hungary’s security and Christian culture.
The hardline rightwinger was re-elected for a third successive term as prime minister in April after a strong anti-immigration message secured a landslide victory. He was asked to form a government by the president, János Áder, on Monday.
New details about ‘dirty ops’ campaign, first revealed by the Observer, emerge as Trump pledges decision on Iran nuclear deal this week
A prominent Iranian-American supporter of the Iran nuclear deal says he was warned by US intelligence during the presidential transition that his communications would be targeted by the Trump camp in a bid to discredit him.
I will be announcing my decision on the Iran Deal tomorrow from the White House at 2:00pm.