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Breaking News Koeln Massachusetts Trump supporter, 82, ‘violently assaulted’ by motorist, 27, police say

Nobody should be attacked for their political views, Charlie Chase says.But according to authorities, that’s exactly what happened last week to the 82-year-old U.S. military veteran and supporter of President Trump.The Fall River, Mass., man says he was holding a Trump sign and wearing a Trump hat when suddenly a motorist allegedly got out of…

Breakingnews.koeln OPINION | Yes, this time is different (I think) | News24

American civil society has turned on Donald Trump just as South Africans turned on Jacob Zuma. It was for the same reason: people concluded the president endangers a constitution that means nothing to him, and uses the presidency purely for self-interest. It happened over a walk across the park.From the White House to St John's…

Breakingnews.koeln RFU wants crowds at Twickenham – a change worth R256 million | Sport

Springboks v England (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) Cameron Spencer/Getty Images England's Rugby Football Union has urged government to relax its rules on social distancing, calculating such a move be worth £12 million (R256 million) if crowds are allowed. Britain is currently insisting on a two-metre gap in public as one of a set of measures to…

Breaking News Koeln Ilhan Omar’s GOP challenger decries ‘silence’ on Chicago gun violence

A Republican who's challenging U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., in November decried “silence” on a recent spate of deadly gun violence in Chicago amid the media focus on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.“Within a 48-hour period in Chicago last week there were 82 shootings with 23 deaths,” GOP candidate Lacy Johnson tweeted. “Silence.”In all, 24 people…

Breakingnews.koeln EXCLUSIVE: Just 207 critical care beds and 350 ventilators added to public hospitals during lockdown | News24

22m ago Kyle Cowan and Sarah Evans The reported number of critical care beds shed little light on the true state of public sector readiness for the expected Covid-19 case surge.Only 350 ventilators were added to existing capacities of which 50 were donated.The number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed projections the government used.South African health authorities have added anywhere between zero…

Breakingnews.koeln OPINION | Should President Ramaphosa fire his speechwriters? | News24

President Cyril Ramaphosa. (GCIS) President Ramaphosa’s speeches are being stuffed with Latinate abstracts and circumlocutions. Professor Ian Glenn asks if too many speech cooks are spoiling this broth.How good or bad have President Ramaphosa’s speeches during the Covid-19 pandemic been? Most people liked his first speech and compared him and his response favourably to other…

Breaking News Koeln Ivanka Trump rips ‘cancel culture’ after she’s dropped as commencement speaker

Ivanka Trump took to Twitter Friday evening to call out cancel culture after she was dropped as a commencement speaker for Wichita State University.“Our nation’s campuses should be bastions of free speech. Cancel culture and viewpoint discrimination are antithetical to academia,” she said. “Listening to one another is important now more than ever!”KEVIN HART SPEAKS OUT…

Breaking News Koeln Skydiver dead after South Carolina mishap, report says

A skydiver died in South Carolina on Saturday after colliding with a plane in midair after missing a target area during a jump, according to a report.The fatal accident was reported at Skydive Carolina in Chester County, a reporter from WSOC-TV of Charlotte, N.C., posted on Twitter."There’s been another fatal skydiving accident at Skydive Carolina in…

Breaking News Koeln NYPD says 292 officers injured during George Floyd protests, as police across US come under siege

Nearly 300 New York police officers have been injured amid the ongoing protests following George Floyd's death, Fox News has learned.The 292 figure provided by police gave some initial context to the fallout of how the protests, lasting over a week, have impacted law enforcement -- which has faced threats of violence, defunding and harassment in the streets. Messages like "F--k…

Breaking News Koeln George Floyd unrest: Portland police share photos of items protesters have thrown at them

Portland police in Oregon have released images of the kinds of projectiles they have seen thrown at them during protests. Following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd while in police custody, protests broke out nationwide. At times, protesters and police clashed, turning the peaceful protests into violent riots that saw police cars burned and stores looted.The Portland…

Breaking News Koeln Minneapolis mayor booed out of protest after reportedly refusing to defund police

Minneapolis’ Democratic Mayor Jacob Frey was booed out of a protest on Saturday after reportedly refusing to back far-left calls to defund the Minneapolis Police Department -- a week after riots and looting tore through the city in the wake of George Floyd's death in police custody.“Go home Jacob, go home,” the demonstrators yelled at…

Breaking News Koeln Cuomo, under fire for coronavirus response, declares New York ‘crushed’ the curve

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared Saturday that New York “crushed” the curve and “did the impossible” as the state begins to re-open after the peak of the coronavirus pandemic appears to have passed -- even as he faces criticism over his handling of the virus.“We did the impossible. On Monday NYC will open phase…

Breaking News Koeln Pompeo hits back against China’s ‘obscene propaganda’ following George Floyd’s death

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Saturday blasted the Chinese Communist Party’s "obscene propaganda" in the wake of George Floyd's killing and accused the Chinese government of a "callous exploitation" of Floyd's death."Beijing in recent days has showcased its continuing contempt for the truth and scorn for law," Pompeo said Saturday in a statement. "The [Chinese…

Breaking News Koeln NYC protest organizer threatens to take violence to Diamond District: ‘Gasoline … is awfully cheap’

A man identifying himself as "Ace Burns" delivered an ominous threat to New Yorkers Saturday during a live interview on Fox News, warning that protesters could set fire to Manhattan's storied Diamond District if New York leaders don't meet their demands."Today, I'm giving a demonstration from Barclay's Center at 6 p.m. to City Hall, and that's the first stop…

Breaking News Koeln Facebook pulls ad from gun-toting Georgia candidate taking on Antifa: ‘Big Tech censorship of conservative…

A GOP congressional candidate is accusing Facebook  of "censorship" after the social media giant took down a campaign video that shows her holding an assault rifle and warning Antifa to "stay the hell out of northwest Georgia."Marjorie Greene, a businesswoman running in Georgia's 14th District, posted the ad on Facebook Tuesday. By Thursday, Facebook told her campaign the video was coming down because it violated…

Why protesting isn’t enough

Julian Zelizer, a CNN political analyst, is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and author of the forthcoming book, "Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a…

Breakingnews.koeln SA’s coronavirus mortality rate still at 2%, well below the global average of 6% – Mkhize | News24

Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize. Forty-four more fatalities were reported since a day ago, bringing the nationwide total to 952.Infections have increased by 2 539.Recoveries to date are 24 258, translating to a recovery rate of 52.8%.As the number of the coronavirus deaths nears 1 000, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Saturday said the mortality…

Breakingnews.koeln Man sets himself alight after family spat, walks into traffic | News24

Distressed after an argument with his family, a 30-year-old man doused himself with a flammable substance and set himself on fire on Saturday night. He walked along the busy road in Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal, seemingly hoping a car would hit him as he burned. A passer-by spotted the horrific sight and called for help. A 30-year-old man suffered serious…

Breakingnews.koeln Jonathan Kaplan recalls ‘Bryce Lawrence game’: I think he froze | Sport

Bryce Lawrence in action during the Rugby World Cup quarter-final match between South Africa and Australia in Wellington on 9 October 2011 (Photo: Duif du Toit/Gallo Images) In an exclusive interview with Sport24, former Test referee Jonathan Kaplan has recalled the infamous 'Bryce Lawrence game'.The New Zealand referee copped heavy flak for his officiating after…

Breakingnews.koeln Solidarity Fund’s next load of PPEs arrive for coronavirus fight | News24

*Dina said they were given N95 masks that got zapped (decontaminated) up to five times. Picture: iStock The Solidarity Fund has taken delivery of a consignment of personal protective equipment (PPE) which arrived in South Africa on Saturday morning. This is part of the fund's work to help provide the PPE that frontline health workers need…

Breaking News Koeln ‘Star Trek’ star Marina Sirtis apologizes for calling Lin-Manuel Miranda’s advice amid protests ‘pointless’

"Star Trek" actress Marina Sirtis has issued an apology after slamming Lin-Manuel Miranda online.Sirtis, 65, got caught up in Twitter drama on Thursday when she accused Miranda, creator of the award-winning "Hamilton" musical, of sharing "pointless" advice to followers amid protests related to George Floyd's death."Gmorning. Keep going. Listen to the aches. Learn from your mistakes. Get right with…