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"Time to play hardball": Progressives push Senate Dems to stonewall Trump

Eight Republicans joined 232 Democrats to support the bill. "There's an opportunity for every American to see who wants government open, and our responsibility is not to do what the president of the United States tells us to do". The ACLU has denounced the legislation as an unlawful attack on free speech, and two federal courts have ruled that similar bills are unconstitutional. [Full Article...]

Suspected gunman in Jazmine Barnes murder has lengthy criminal history

Suspected gunman in Jazmine Barnes murder has lengthy criminal history A second suspect will face a charge of capital murder in connection with the Jazmine Barnes homicide investigation, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday. Based on the family's description, the Harris County Sheriff's Office circulated a composite sketch of a white man possibly being the shooter. Social activist Shaun King and civil rights attorney S. [Full Article...]

Outrage over apparent 'segregation' in South Africa school

Outrage over apparent 'segregation' in South Africa school The picture was shared on the school's WhatsApp group by the children's class teacher. "All I saw was messages from the white parents saying "dankie, dankie ['thank you, thank you"] but no one was saying anything about the separation of the learners", she told the South African Times . [Full Article...]

Pompeo: US will pull forces from Syria, maintain battle against ISIS

Pompeo: US will pull forces from Syria, maintain battle against ISIS The official said: "The US will cooperate with Turkey and other coalition members on continuing [anti-IS] operations and de-conflicting the airspace over northeast Syria ". TRT World's Simon Marks has more. What is the US's approach to Syria? Turkish officials had a tense meeting this week with Trump´s national security adviser John Bolton in Ankara aimed at coordinating the pullout ... [Full Article...]

Man arrested for allegedly stealing roommate's $10 million lottery ticket

Man arrested for allegedly stealing roommate's $10 million lottery ticket But the ticket he presented was not a victor. Officials told NPR they believe Saosongyang swapped his roommate's winning ticket with a losing one, while the victim was asleep. They concluded that Saosongyanghad purchased the same type of $30 ticket, altered it slightly and switched it with the legit winning card. The California Lottery confirmed in a statement that the theft of the $10 mil... [Full Article...]

Kidnappers of Norwegian billionaire’s wife demand CRYPTO ransom

Kidnappers of Norwegian billionaire’s wife demand CRYPTO ransom Since the end of October past year, Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, wife of Norwegian billionaire Tom Hagen , has been missing. Investigators refused to confirm that amount but said they advised the family not to pay the purported kidnappers. [Full Article...]

Congo says opposition's Tshisekedi wins election

Congo says opposition's Tshisekedi wins election He received more than 7 million of the 18 million votes cast (38 percent), the commission said. Tshisekedi received more than seven million votes, compared to about 6.4 million for Fayulu, who had warned against manipulation. The country's influential Catholic Church signaled last week that it knew who had won, having gathered data and recorded infringements of election rules on polling day. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un's train departs Beijing

Kim Jong Un's train departs Beijing Mr Moon also said the North would have to seek a compromise in a second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump , which he said could be imminent, in order to resolve the impasse. Pyongyang and Washington have been struggling to find a breakthrough despite a pledge by Mr Kim at his landmark summit with Mr Trump in Singapore in June to work towards denucleari... [Full Article...]

China ‘offered 1MDB bail-out’

China ‘offered 1MDB bail-out’ China has dismissed a Wall Street Journal report today which claimed it offered the former Barisan Nasional government a deal to bail out 1MDB in return for contracts to further its "One Belt, One Road" agenda. Goldman Sachs has consistently denied wrongdoing, saying that certain members of the former Malaysian government and 1MDB had lied to it about the proceeds of the bond sales. [Full Article...]

Trump claims he's cutting FEMA aid for California wildfires

Trump claims he's cutting FEMA aid for California wildfires US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) aid to California in the wake of devastating wildfires there, saying that the state first needs to "get their act together". Trump visited California in February and toured the destruction left by the Camp Fire in Butte County. And the federal government owns far more California land than the state g... [Full Article...]

Woman dies after getting trapped inside Toronto clothing donation bin

Woman dies after getting trapped inside Toronto clothing donation bin The woman's name has yet to be released, as police are still trying to notify her next of kin. The City of Burnaby is the latest municipality to take action when it comes to safety issues surrounding donation bins. Children's Wish clothing donation bin on a street in Toronto. The manufacturer of clothing donation bins used by charities across Canada said Tuesday it has stopped producing the me... [Full Article...]

Rosenstein expected to leave Justice in weeks

Rosenstein expected to leave Justice in weeks His departure is planned to come around the time William Barr , Trump's pick for attorney general, would take office after a Senate confirmation. If confirmed, Barr would then oversee the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]

Manafort shared 2016 polling data with Russian employee, according to court filing

Manafort shared 2016 polling data with Russian employee, according to court filing The unredacted filing in the District of Columbia federal court says Manafort also discussed a Ukrainian peace plan with Kilimnik, a former employee of his consulting firm who the FBI assessed as having ties to Russian intelligence. related to the 2016 presidential campaign". "It is not surprising at all that Mr Manafort was unable to recall specific details prior to having his recollection refr... [Full Article...]

NZ consulate evacuated in Australia after receiving suspicious package

NZ consulate evacuated in Australia after receiving suspicious package The Australian Federal Police ( AFP ) said in a tweet that emergency services responded to "suspicious packages" at embassies and consulates in Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Victoria . Australian media reported earlier that packages were sent to at least nine global missions in Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, including the British, German, Swiss and Indian embassies. [Full Article...]

Australian minister hints Saudi teen likely to get asylum

Australian minister hints Saudi teen likely to get asylum In a brief statement, Australia's Department of Home Affairs said it would "consider this referral in the usual way". Qunun is staying in a Bangkok hotel while the UNHCR processes her application for refugee status, before she can seek asylum in a third country. [Full Article...]

Russian lawyer in Trump Tower meeting charged with obstruction

Russian lawyer in Trump Tower meeting charged with obstruction The indictment claims that Ms Veselnitskaya, representing a firm court up in the scandal, did "corruptly influence, obstruct and impede" the process of justice through her statements. Veselnitskaya is based in Moscow at the law firm Camerton Consulting. Magnitsky was then arrested and died in prison under suspicious circumstances. [Full Article...]

Thousands protest controversial citizenship bill in India's Assam

Thousands protest controversial citizenship bill in India's Assam During a press conference called in Guwahati on Tuesday, former CM Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said that the BJP has "no moral right" to be in power. India's lower house of parliament has approved a bill that would grant residency and citizenship rights to non-Muslim immigrants, sparking protests that brought the country's populous northeast to a near standstill. [Full Article...]

Brexit: Ireland's prime minister targets United Kingdom legal business

Brexit: Ireland's prime minister targets United Kingdom legal business The PM is seeking further legal assurances from the European Union but it has said negotiations will not be re-opened. Theresa May's hopes of winning key support for her Brexit deal appear to have suffered another blow after the DUP said its "principled objections" remain. [Full Article...]

United States confirms death of militant involved in USS Cole bombing

United States confirms death of militant involved in USS Cole bombing Spokesman of the US Central Command Capt Bill Urban said: "Jamal al-Badawi was killed in a precision strike in Marib governate on January 1". In October 2000, 17 American sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole died in a suicide bomb attack at Aden harbor. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation suspected after data hack targeting top politicians and celebrities rocks Germany

Russian Federation suspected after data hack targeting top politicians and celebrities rocks Germany The German government has launched an investigation into a massive data breach that saw personal information of hundreds of politicians and public figures published online. Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel is amongst the victims , though only her email address and a few letters have appeared. The data breach also affected well-known actor Til Schweiger, as well as Jan Boehmermann and Ch... [Full Article...]


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