"I spent thirty-three years in the Marines, most of my time being a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism." -- General Smedley Butler, former US Marine Corps Commandant,1935

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Former Vice President Mike Pence’s group Advancing American Freedom (AAF), along with multiple religious leaders and pro-life advocates, said they are disappointed with what they describe as watered-down language on abortion in the 2024 Republican platform. AAF, religious leaders, and pro-life advocates sent a letter to party delegates on Friday, asking them to “restore the Republican Party’s strong pro-life platform.”
ENGLAND fans are set to feel the heat in more ways than one this Sunday as forecasters predict 23C sunshine for the Euro 2024 final. Football could well be coming home as the Three Lions face off against the titans of Spain after beating the Netherlands 2-1 on Wednesday.
POLICE released an unrecognisable mugshot of a woman who vanished a month ago as they continue to search for her. The woman - named only as Claire by police - went missing from Barnsley in South Yorkshire on June 11 at around 1pm.

Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary, stands out for his audacity and persistence in the realm of contemporary politics. His tireless efforts in diplomacy and steadfast commitment to national and global stability merit serious consideration for the Nobel Peace Prize. His relentless pursuit of peace, even amidst widespread criticism, underscores the kind of leadership the world desperately needs today.

Nearly 200,000 people have enlisted in the Russian army in 2024, the Defense Ministry in Moscow has said. The average recruitment rate is “about 1,000 people per day,” the ministry wrote on Telegram on Thursday.

Russia has conducted a wide-scale recruitment campaign since launching its military operation in Ukraine in February 2022. Last month, President Vladimir Putin said around 700,000 troops are deployed in the conflict zone.

F-16 fighter jets to be transferred by the West to Kiev will be based inside Ukraine, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters.

“The F-16s will be based in Ukraine,” he said.

The official didn’t provide details when asked whether the F-16s in Ukraine’s possession will take off from NATO bases when operating against Russian forces.

The election campaign between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump is heating up. Polls show that issues like the U.S. economy, immigration, whether Trump will be incarcerated and whether Biden is mentally fit for office are at the forefront of most Americans’ minds. Yet a significant issue that could have far-reaching consequences for the American people and the world is being almost entirely overlooked.

TWO men who died in a horror crash on the M62 involving two lorries were Ryanair pilots heading to an airport. Captain Matt Greenhalgh, 28, and senior first officer Jamie Fernandes, 24, were in a taxi when the collision happened near Warrington on Thursday morning