President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko of Belarus appealed to the Kremlin on Saturday for help against a wave of protests and strikes triggered by police violence after a disputed presidential election https://t.co/VPOSWE1cXa
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 15, 2020
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said Saturday that Russia's Vladimir Putin has offered to help ensure the country's security, as opposition protesters kept up the pressure on the veteran leader over his claim to have won re-election. https://t.co/YJ5IKW6Hp6
— SBS News (@SBSNews) August 15, 2020
This is the threat, that the illegitimate ruler, a brutal dictator, will invite Putin in to help him repress and murder his people. It happened in Syria and Ukraine, and the world stood by. https://t.co/XoWSPwDqEL
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) August 15, 2020
Lukashenka asks Putin for help in repressing his own people. It’s the opening Putin has been waiting for. https://t.co/M8SZGZhn0Z
— Michael Carpenter (@mikercarpenter) August 15, 2020
Probably an attempt to scare the protesters and reduce civil unrest. Not sure this will work.https://t.co/e2GRMTlGu9
— Alex Kokcharov (@AlexKokcharov) August 15, 2020
#Breaking Main Belarussian TV Channel BT (БТ) joined the strike, they are demanding fair elections results and stopping violence, if their demands aren’t going to be met from Monday they are going to start broadcasting only real, no propaganda news. #Belarus #Minsk pic.twitter.com/QMR3n6f9gs
— Belarus Free Theatre (@BFreeTheatre) August 15, 2020
Lukashenka ordered KGB, Ministry of Internal affairs and Ministry of Defense not to allow human chain of 300 000 from Vilnius to Kyiv(which set to take place, according to his information) https://t.co/hTFhZte7r8 #Belarus
— Liveuamap (@Liveuamap) August 15, 2020
#Lukashenko, who has reigned #Belarus for 26 yrs, said: “Our society has not matured enough to vote for a woman..This is because..the president handles a lot of power.” Now women, including his election rival Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, are proving him wrong. https://t.co/6arK3zvcjX
— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) August 15, 2020
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) August 14, 2020
Trump says you could end up not knowing who the president is on election night, or “for years”
In case anyone was wondering about what his strategy is here with the post office
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) August 15, 2020
Trump says this like it's a mission statement: "You're not gonna know [the election results] for months or for years. Because these [mail] ballots are all gonna lost, they're gonna be gone. pic.twitter.com/lpke3FlaDF
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 15, 2020
Asked why USPS is removing sorting machines if he wants mail to be processed quickly, Trump says, "Well, you'll have to ask him. I know this: he's a very efficient operator, a very good operator."
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 15, 2020
If Democrats would just LISTEN to Trump, he is not only telling you that he is going to fuck you, he's so brazen he's also telling you HOW he is going to fuck you.
Everything for him is geared to Nov 3 or Nov 4.
He has made clear that any ballot that follows that is ILLEGAL.
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) August 15, 2020
EARLIER: Protests erupt at the USPS Postmaster General's house in Washington, DC. pic.twitter.com/4q3srutOrb
— The Hill (@thehill) August 15, 2020
After outrage over the USPS removing a number of blue collection boxes around the country, a spokesperson said Friday that it would wait until after Election Day and reevaluate its needs. https://t.co/xWPgqIkmSn
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 15, 2020
Trumps trying to get rid of the post office just so we can’t hang his wanted poster on the wall there.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) August 15, 2020
It is insane to me how little news it is that the head and #2 of the Department of Homeland Security are *illegally* serving in those roles. The @nytimes featured it today on page A17. Page seventeen!!?!?? pic.twitter.com/fFpg6wFQJb
— Garrett M. Graff (@vermontgmg) August 15, 2020
‘This advert was funded by…’ https://t.co/pNrEO3MGgv
— Paddy O Doors (@muswellhillspur) August 15, 2020
The letter also raised concerns about testimony provided by family members and confidants of President Trump that appeared to contradict information provided by Robert Mueller https://t.co/WICVb1gWpw
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) August 15, 2020
Supporters of @realDonaldTrump in #Florida attempt to break record for largest boat parade but don't know yet if they succeeded. Story also doesn't mention who they paying to participate and how much. https://t.co/DeAtICmKpw
— Craig Pittman (@craigtimes) August 15, 2020
Trying to understand QAnon? Start here:https://t.co/TJ6db7GFqG
— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) August 14, 2020
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) August 15, 2020
There were plenty to choose from https://t.co/nVyanJeSuS
— The New European (@TheNewEuropean) August 15, 2020
Tomorrow's Sunday Telegraph splash:
Matt Hancock axes Public Health England https://t.co/PUslYbVLrD
— Christopher Hope📝 (@christopherhope) August 15, 2020
Only the Tories would promote disgraced Conservative life peer Dido Harding who has a track record of failure and scandal
This is cronyism pure and simple https://t.co/YYFe6YNy7p
— Planet Belfast – Stay Home Save Lives 🌈 🇪🇺 (@Planet_Belfast) August 15, 2020
Dido Harding is married to Tory MP John Penrose, who sits on the advisory board of a think tank called "1828".
— Frank Owen's Legendary Paintbrush (@WarmongerHodges) August 15, 2020
So. The grades of 4.6 million GCSEs – 97% of the total – are about to be assigned *solely* by another Ofqual algorithm.
Teacher-assessed grades submitted by schools will *not* be considered.
EVEN AFTER THE A LEVEL DEBACLE.
— Rachel Clarke (@doctor_oxford) August 15, 2020
Protests and marches are happening in Central London as A-Level students are fighting for the grades they deserve. #ALevelProtests #AlevelResults #removethetorygovernment #alevelresults2020 #uturn pic.twitter.com/cZ282F0bFS
— Charlotte (@charlottexx013) August 15, 2020
Sarah Vine does know her husband was Education Secretary doesn't she. She does know he is still a cabinet minister and that their dinner guest Boris Johnson is Prime Minister. Tell me someone please that she knows this. pic.twitter.com/HsFOFWmYWp
— Otto English (@Otto_English) August 15, 2020
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) August 15, 2020
This boy arrived in the UK from Iraq as a refugee as a toddler, and was given a life changing operation by the NHS. He pledged to become a doctor to repay his thanks. Yesterday, aged 18, he won a place at Cambridge to study medicine 😭😍 https://t.co/hW1NT986BQ
— Benjamin Butterworth (@benjaminbutter) August 14, 2020
Most European authorities are reopening schools, admitting it was a mistake to keep them closed for so long & determined not to have blanket closures again even as #coronavirus infections are on the rise. Our report via @WSJ https://t.co/TzGyJ9StEh
— Bojan Pancevski (@bopanc) August 14, 2020
Older Children and the Coronavirus: A New Wrinkle in the Debate – The New York Times https://t.co/NTjGku36Nv
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 15, 2020
It’s not grabbing major headlines, but the state of Iowa was leveled by a level-two land hurricane this week.
10 million acres of homes and farmland were destroyed. They need our help and they need it now. https://t.co/OwDEQViTvY
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) August 15, 2020
What happens when there’s no local news — a destructive derecho across Iowa barely gets reported.
“An article on the self-publishing website Medium laid bare the scope of the destruction.”https://t.co/CCc9byIHgb
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) August 15, 2020
Diners at luxury Ritz hotel in London targeted by "extremely convincing" scammers who posed as hotel staff to steal payment card details https://t.co/yD2EA6Faqs
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) August 15, 2020