On Wednesday Google-parent Alphabet confirmed that an executive accused of sexual harassment. He left the company without an exit package. As tension over its handling of such matters heightened. Also, the word that Rich DeVaul, a director at X lab devoted to “moonshots” such as internet service from balloons. Then, out came with reports that women employees were trying to organize a walk-out on Thursday. So, to protest the lenient handling of sexual misconduct in the workplace.
On Tuesday Alphabet declined to share any details about DeVaul’s departure from the company. Also the Google chief executive Sundar Pichai sent a message to employees late Tuesday. A copy of which was posted online by technology news website Ars Technica.
Sundar Pichai said he has heard from many employees on the subject of inappropriate behavior at work. And was “Deeply sorry for the past actions and the pain they have caused employees.”
Pichai said in the message “As CEO, it’s been personally important to me. That is, we take a much harder line on inappropriate behavior.”
Report: North Korea Readies Nuclear Sites For International Inspectors
On Wednesday the Yonhap news agency said, Citing a South Korean lawmaker, South Korea’s spy agency has observed preparations by North Korea. For international inspections at several of its nuclear and missile test sites.
Although the U.S. officials declined to confirm the observations. But Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in Washington “He planned to meet his North Korean negotiating counterpart next week. And would speak to him about inspections”.
Pompeo said in a radio interview that “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had committed to allowing U.S. inspectors at two “significant” sites. When he met him in Pyongyang this month”.
“We hope to get them there before too long,” that is what he told the Laura Ingraham show.
Donald Trump: the US Could Send As Many As 15,000
Troops To Mexico Border
On Wednesday President Donald Trump said. That as many as 15,000 soldiers could be dispatched. To the US-Mexican border to stop what he described as dangerous groups of immigrants.
Trump told reporters “we’ll do up to anywhere between 10 and 15,000 military personnel.”
“It’s a dangerous group of people,” Trump said. Of the latest caravan of mostly impoverished Central Americans. Trying to walk through Mexico to the US border.
“They’re not coming into our country.”
Activists Want Street In the US Named After
Khashoggi, to Shame Saudi Prince
On Monday night Speakers at a memorial service. For the slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi included lifelong friends, human rights activists, fellow journalists, academics and his fiancee Hatice Cengiz. He was the person who told the audience “The disappearance of my beloved Jamal has left a hole in my heart and my soul.”
Cengiz begged the Saudi regime and Prince Mohammed bin Salman. To return Khashoggi’s missing body. So he could be given a proper burial.
Also, the last speaker was Nihad Awad. He also said “We are petitioning for the roundabout in front of the Saudi embassy in Washington to be named after Jamal Khashoggi,” Awad said. “I want you to start a petition, that in every street and every city. Where there is a Saudi embassy or a Saudi mission, demand that it will be renamed after him.”
“Imagine if their mail had to be addressed to Khashoggi Way?” Awad said afterward. “That their business cards included such an address?”
After Top Judge Snubs PM’s Sacking Sri Lankan
Parliament May Reconvene
Maithripala Sirisena is likely to agree to reconvene Sri Lankan parliament next week. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s office said today. Amid indications that a compromise is being worked out. To avoid a showdown between the president and ousted premier Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The meeting came after Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya today refused to endorse the president’s dismissal of Mr. Wickremesinghe for former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa Speaker Jayasuriya held emergency talks with President Sirisena today evening. To convince him on the need to reconvene parliament. To try and end the current political impasse over the sacking of Prime Minister Wickremesinghe on October 26.
US Government Agency Got Infected With Malware
According to an inspector general’s report. A federal employee infected a U.S. government network with malware. After viewing more than 9,000 pornographic web pages at work.
Published Oct. 17. The report shows that the employee’s actions were discovered during a security audit. Of the computer network at the U.S. Geological Survey. The employee had an “extensive history of visiting adult pornography websites” On a work computer. Many of which were Russian and contained malware that spread to the USGS network.
“An ongoing effort to detect and block known pornographic websites. And websites with suspicious origins. Will likely enhance preventive countermeasures,” the report reads. A security policy, would restrict usage of unauthorized USB devices and personally owned mobile devices
After Teenager Blows Himself Up Russia Opens
After a 17-year-old youth blew himself up on Wednesday. In the lobby of an office belonging to Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) in the north of the country. Russia opened an investigation into suspected terrorism. It said he had died on the spot.
Russia’s Investigative Committee said the unnamed teenager had detonated a homemade bomb. In the lobby of the FSB. The country’s main domestic security and intelligence service, in the city of Arkhangelsk.
Investigators said they had identified the teenager as a resident of the city.
After Bones Found At Vatican Property, Family Of
Missing Girl Wants Truth
VATICAN CITY, HOLY SEE:
The family of a teenager who went missing in Italy in 1983 called Wednesday on the Vatican. To provide more details on the discovery of human remains in one of its properties.
The bones were uncovered on Monday by builders refurbishing a building owned by the Vatican in Rome. The Holy See said, in a potential breakthrough for police investigating one of Italy’s darkest mysteries.
The Orlandi’s family lawyer, Laura Sgro, told the media. “We will ask Rome prosecutors and the Holy See how they found their bones. And also why they keep linking their discovery to the disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi or Mirella Gregori,”.
Prosecutor: Khashoggi Strangled, Cut Into Pieces On
In a statement from the office of Istanbul chief prosecutor Irfan Fidan.”In accordance with plans made in advance. The victim, Jamal Khashoggi, was strangled to death immediately after entering the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia. In Istanbul on October 2, 2018 for marriage formalities,” said “The victim’s body was dismembered and destroyed following his death by suffocation — again, in line with advance plans,” it added. Therefore,
“Despite our well-intentioned efforts to reveal the truth. No concrete results have come out of those meetings.”
Climber, Who Dug Herself Out Of Avalanche,
A climber dug herself out to safety after an avalanche in New Zealand buried her. Also, she described herself as “absolutely broken”. By the deaths of two German guides in the accident.
Morgan told Television New Zealand “The avalanche buried them as well as me. But I had my face out so I could continue to breathe.”
Also, she spent 45 minutes digging herself out. Before realizing that her companions had perished in the disaster.
“I’m absolutely broken,”
“Besides, Two of my very dear friends lost their lives today, under tragic circumstances. I just got really lucky.”