Asylum seeker hospitalized after being stabbed by group of Israelis | +972 Magazine

Adam says that passersby told him that the same group of Israelis had tried to attack an asylum seeker earlier that day, but had given up when they realized there were too many people around. He has no doubt that the attack was racially-motivated. “These are people who I saw for the first time. They came here to mess with refugees.”

Source: Asylum seeker hospitalized after being stabbed by group of Israelis | +972 Magazine

Manafort’s ex-son-in-law reaches plea deal to cooperate in investigations

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Insiders say Jeffrey Yohai, ex-business partner to Trump’s former campaign chair, may be asked to help Mueller prosecute Manafort

The former son-in-law of Paul Manafort, the onetime chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, has cut a plea deal with the justice department that requires him to cooperate with other criminal investigations, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

The guilty plea agreement, which is under seal and has not been previously reported, could add to the legal pressure on Manafort, who is facing two indictments brought by the special counsel Robert Mueller in his inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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FBI investigating 1,000 suspected ‘lone wolf’ militants, director says

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Suspects radicalised online are being examined in all 50 states, bureau chief says, along with 1,000 ‘domestic terrorists’

The FBI is pursuing 1,000 investigations into suspected “lone wolf” militants and another 1,000 into “domestic terrorists”, the bureau’s director has told a congressional committee.

Related: Mexican drug kingpin behind DEA murder added to FBI most-wanted list

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US forces accused of complicity in Somalia raid that left five civilians dead

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Locals say unarmed men were banana farmers and were killed trying to flee during operation against al-Shabaab extremists

US special forces have been accused of complicity in the deaths of civilians after five unarmed men were killed during a raid by Somali troops last week that they “aided and assisted”.

The casualties were described as banana farmers by local inhabitants, and appear to have been shot while trying to flee the site of the operation, which officials say targeted commanders of the al-Shabaab extremist group.

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Corrupt Guatemalan officials find help from an unlikely source: Marco Rubio | World news | The Guardian – Russians have bought Rubio too!

The Florida senator said that his decision was motivated by the case of a Russian exile family convicted by Cicig on charges of identity fraud. The Bitkovs were prosecuted as part of a broader investigation into high-level corruption at the immigration office which has so far resulted in more than 40 convictions.

Source: Corrupt Guatemalan officials find help from an unlikely source: Marco Rubio | World news | The Guardian

Trump and May have one thing in common: they are incapable of reason | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian

As home secretary, Theresa May introduced an irrational, random cap of 1,600 tier 2 skilled visas a month, regardless of how urgently skills are needed. Start with the NHS, in obvious crisis, where 100,000 posts are unfilled. Why bar 1,518 doctors? Brexit is causing what the Royal College of Nursing calls a haemorrhage of nurses; more are leaving than joining, with new arrivals denied visas. Whatever your view of intractable anti-immigration politics, I can find no pollster who finds the public against recruiting doctors and other highly skilled people to add to the UK talent pool. This is a bee in May’s bonnet alone. What is she thinking? Her visa cap inflicts maximum harm in engineering, IT and all the industries Brexiters claim we will sell around the world. Recruitment to high-powered jobs of people from outside the EU is rising sharply, because the Brexit vote is deterring EU applicants.

Source: Trump and May have one thing in common: they are incapable of reason | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian