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U.S. cuts aid to three Central American countries over migration

U.S. cuts aid to three Central American countries over migration House Foreign Affairs chairman Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) and House Judiciary chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), both in El Salvador on Saturday as part of a congressional delegation, said cutting off aid would be "counterproductive" and they will "do everything in our power to push back on the president's misguided approach to Central America". [Full Article...]

New recording released in Canadian prime minister's meddling scandal

New recording released in Canadian prime minister's meddling scandal The scandal that has engulfed the Trudeau government since a February 7, 2019 Globe and Mail story alleged Wilson-Raybould was removed as attorney general for failing to go easy on SNC-Lavalin for bribery and corruption charges it now faces. [Full Article...]

Turkey elections: opposition claims victory in Ankara, pulls ahead in Istanbul

Turkey elections: opposition claims victory in Ankara, pulls ahead in Istanbul Erdogan , who has dominated Turkish politics since coming to power 16 years ago and ruled his country with an ever tighter grip, campaigned relentlessly for two months ahead of Sunday's vote , which he described as a "matter of survival" for Turkey , Reuters reported. [Full Article...]

China Heeds Trump's Demands, Will Start Regulating Fentanyl Distribution

China Heeds Trump's Demands, Will Start Regulating Fentanyl Distribution Liu Yuejin, vice commissioner of China's National Narcotics Control Commission, told the New York Times that "the United States is the main cause of the problem of the abuse of fentanyl in the United States", pointing to rampant drug use by Americans. [Full Article...]

What is Reiwa? Japan Announces New Historical Era After Abdication Shock

What is Reiwa? Japan Announces New Historical Era After Abdication Shock A lot of what happens in the years to come - births, deaths, natural disasters, cultural and social phenomena, election glory and political scandal - will be connected to the era name. No official translation was immediately available, but Ryan Shaldjian Morrison, a lecturer at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies and a Japanese literature expert, said: "To my mind, "venerable harmony" is the mo... [Full Article...]

NYC Tolls, Plastic Bag Ban Approved In State Budget

NYC Tolls, Plastic Bag Ban Approved In State Budget Andrew Cuomo's office, "allows counties and cities to opt in to a five-cent fee on paper bags, with 40 percent of the revenue supporting local programs to buy reusable bags for low and fixed income consumers, and 60 percent of the revenue supporting programs in the state's Environmental Protection Fund". [Full Article...]

Death of missing college student from NJ serves as cautionary tale

Death of missing college student from NJ serves as cautionary tale At a court hearing for the 24-year-old Rowland on Sunday, Marci Josephson was emotional as she read a statement , in which she said, "I cannot fathom how someone could randomly select a person, a handsome girl, and steal her life away ..." "She simply mistakenly got into this vehicle thinking it was an Uber ". [Full Article...]

Arab leaders to seek U.N. Security Council resolution on Golan

Arab leaders to seek U.N. Security Council resolution on Golan Qatar's state news agency QNA said Sheikh Tamim had departed Tunisia after attending the opening session of the Arab League summit but did not give a reason why he left the meeting. The leaders of Sudan and Algeria are not expected to attend because of anti-government protests in their countries. The row has defied mediation efforts by Kuwait and the United States, which called on Gulf Ara... [Full Article...]

Dismay after Trump moves to cut aid to Central America

Trump said on Friday that he was willing to close the 2,000-mile (3,200-km) southern border this week, if Mexico did not stop the flow of people. Trump announced the aid cut-off to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala last week and threatened once again to close the US border with Mexico in response to the migrant surge. [Full Article...]

White House apparently has overturned denials of security clearance for 25 people

White House apparently has overturned denials of security clearance for 25 people Cummings said the steps were necessary because the White House hasn't complied with repeated requests for detailed information about how senior administration officials gained security clearances after Trump took office. Further, while Cipollone is hardly unique among White House counsels in arguing for the vastness of Presidential authority, there's no plausible Constitutional theory whereby the ... [Full Article...]

SLED: Cause of death for UofSC student Samantha Josephson announced

SLED: Cause of death for UofSC student Samantha Josephson announced Nathaniel David Rowland, 24 , has been charged with murder and kidnapping after chilling video shows 21-year-old Samantha Josephson getting into a black vehicle police believe Rowland was driving early Friday morning as she left a local bar, the New York Post reports. [Full Article...]

National Review: 'Replacing Obamacare Is Still a Republican Duty'

National Review: 'Replacing Obamacare Is Still a Republican Duty' U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor ruled past year that ObamaCare is no longer constitutional because the Republican tax overhaul eliminated the health care law's penalty for not having health insurance. It's now fully supported by the Trump administration, which earlier had argued that only the law's protections for people with pre-existing conditions and its limits on how much insurers could char... [Full Article...]

Twitter Explodes After Joe Biden Rejects Allegations of Inappropriate Behaviour

Twitter Explodes After Joe Biden Rejects Allegations of Inappropriate Behaviour She added, the serious likelihood of Biden's presidential bid also drove her to come forward. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair. "As I was taking deep breaths and preparing myself to make my case to the crowd, I felt two hands on my shoulders". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump stops aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador

Donald Trump stops aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador Eliot L. Engel of NY, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee. And border officials are aiming to more than quadruple the number of asylum seekers sent back over the southern border each day, a Trump administration official said. [Full Article...]

Facebook crackdown: No official, volunteer-run pages taken down, says Congress

Facebook crackdown: No official, volunteer-run pages taken down, says Congress Facebook said it also banned 15 accounts linked to an Indian company named Silver Touch. Facebook's investigation found that individuals used fake accounts and issued posts which included local news and criticism of political opponents such as the BJP. [Full Article...]

Google Maps revives Snake for an April Fools game

Google Maps revives Snake for an April Fools game April Fools is an annual highlight at Google (right on par with Google I/O ), with the company directing many resources to develop the most elaborate Easter eggs. Instead of animated snakes , the game represents different cities with buses and trains for users to choose from. It's available from April 1 on both iOS and Android, and Google says it'll be live "for about a week". [Full Article...]

Democrats prepare subpoenas for full Mueller report

Democrats prepare subpoenas for full Mueller report Attorney General William Barr has signalled that he will provide Congress with a redacted version of the almost 400-page document by mid-April. Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler announced a committee meeting Wednesday to vote on the subpoena. [Full Article...]

Britain closer to election after Brexit deal defeat

Britain closer to election after Brexit deal defeat Britain voted by 52 percent to leave the European Union in a 2016 referendum, but the process has been mired in divisions over the terms of the divorce and what kind of future ties to seek. An amendment seeking a second referendum could still be introduced at a later stage. Many of May's Conservatives oppose the idea of an election. It has since been reliant on the support of Northern Irela... [Full Article...]

Facebook says it's putting new restrictions on live streaming

Facebook says it's putting new restrictions on live streaming Facebook is ready to support the grieving community in New Zealand, Sandberg says, and will be taking further steps to address hate speech on its platform - although she didn't go into too much detail about what that would involve. Facebook, which has rules barring terrorists from the platform, faces mounting pressure to combat hate speech on its platform. Previously, Facebook has banned white s... [Full Article...]

25 killed, hundreds injured as massive rainstorm lashes Nepal

Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs Prem Kumar Rai told Xinhua that 23 people were found dead in Bara district and two in Parsa district. The winds were so fierce that they overturned a bus carrying passengers, witnesses said. According to the National Emergency Operation Centre, the injured are undergoing treatment at various health services. Every year hundreds die in landslides and fl... [Full Article...]


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