Saturday November 17-th, 2018

Trump Welcomes Muslims to Iftar Dinner at White House Trump Welcomes Muslims to Iftar Dinner at White House

Meanwhile, members of the some of the Muslim groups held their own Iftar outside the White House in protest against the alleged anti-Muslim rhetoric of the Trump administration. "When we look at what the White House has been doing with the Muslim ban...

USA ambassador to Germany says he wants to 'empower' conservatives in Europe USA ambassador to Germany says he wants to 'empower' conservatives in Europe

In addition to criticizing Germany's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending, Grenell alleged that Germany is not ready for military action - both indirect criticisms of a leader who has been in power for 13 years - while also attacking the Cha...

Maduro Confirms Venezuela Exiting from OAS Maduro Confirms Venezuela Exiting from OAS

In addition to suspension from the OAS - which carries penalties such as suspension from aid granted by the regional development bank, the Inter-American Development Bank - Pompeo called for increased regional sanctions on Venezuela. Venezuelan Forei...

Supreme Court dismisses Northern Ireland abortion law appeal Supreme Court dismisses Northern Ireland abortion law appeal

Therefore, the court can not deliver a ruling on the issue. The legislature, he said, "has struck the proportionate balance required for the protection of the rights of women and unborn children". The appeal judges said the law in Northern Ireland ...

US says diplomats in China hit by mystery illness

The new illnesses in China come just weeks after American officials reported finding their first case in Guangzhou , where a consulate employee got sick after reporting disturbing noises. A crisis over a mysterious ailment sickening American diplo...

Israeli troops shoot dead relative of Ahed Tamimi Israeli troops shoot dead relative of Ahed Tamimi

It follows the killing on Friday of 21-year old Palestinian paramedic Razzan Najjar, who was shot by Israeli snipers while trying to help the wounded near the Gaza border. The Israeli investigation is expected to continue for quite some time, and off...

Putin pushes for end to 'harmful' sanctions during Austria visit Putin pushes for end to 'harmful' sanctions during Austria visit

Special counsel Robert Mueller in February charged Yevgeny Prigozhin, a wealthy businessman dubbed "Putin's chef", and 12 others in an alleged conspiracy to meddle in the 2016 election. The interview comes amid a backdrop of worsening U.S. Trump ha...

First Saudi women receive driving licences World News First Saudi women receive driving licences World News

A government statement said the 10 women who were issued licenses already held driving licenses from other countries , including the USA, U.K., Lebanon and Canada. The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has also condemned the arrests and called on Sau...

China warns US against provocations following B-52 flyby China warns US against provocations following B-52 flyby

The US Pacific Air Forces told The Japan Times that two B-52 heavy bombers left a military base on Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean for drills "in the vicinity of the South China Sea". Defense Secretary James Mattis has said America will continue...

India pledges to ban all single-use plastic by 2022 India pledges to ban all single-use plastic by 2022

Raise Awareness about World Environmental Day . "The official slogan chosen by the JASTRe - " If you can't reuse it, refuse it " - urges us to think for a moment before making a decision to buy or accept something that is not reusable", the minis...

North Korea leader 'begged' for Trump-Kim summit to happen: Giuliani North Korea leader 'begged' for Trump-Kim summit to happen: Giuliani

Easter weekend (late March/early April) - Pompeo, then Central Intelligence Agency director and secretary of state nominee, secretly travels to North Korea and holds talks with Kim on the planned summit with Trump. Although the State Department pro...

Security to be ultra-tight for Trump-Kim summit Security to be ultra-tight for Trump-Kim summit

In an April interview with TMZ , Rodman said that Kim didn't understand the president until he gave the North Korean strongman a copy of Trump's ghost-written book The Art of the Deal for his birthday in 2017. "Capella being on Sentosa, a resort I...

Israel braces for protests as Palestinians mark 'Naksa Day' Israel braces for protests as Palestinians mark 'Naksa Day'

Witnesses say Israeli soldiers shot dead 21-year-old Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar as she ran toward the border fence to provide medical aid to a wounded protester. The protests, led by the Islamic militant Hamas that rules Gaza, are meant to opp...

Trump tackles ruling that bars him from blocking Twitter critics Trump tackles ruling that bars him from blocking Twitter critics

The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University , which brought the lawsuit , said it was pleased by the limited unblocking, but disappointed by the appeal and the lack of broader action to open up the president's account to others cl...

USA rape case judge removed from office USA rape case judge removed from office

Persky could not immediately reached for comment. Dauber issued a statement about 90 minutes after polls closed saying she was "cautiously optimistic". "We voted today against impunity for high status perpetrators of sexual assault and domestic...

Pakistan resumes shelling on civilian areas Pakistan resumes shelling on civilian areas

He also mentioned that as per truce policy, India can retaliate if Pakistan fires across the border . He said Pakistan troops started unprovoked firing around 1.15 am, targeting forward duty points on the International Border in Pargwal area.

Mexico imposes tariffs on $3 billion worth of United States exports Mexico imposes tariffs on $3 billion worth of United States exports

Mexico is the largest market for U.S. pork exporters. Officials in Brussels, who are leading the member states' response, said nations had given broad support for a plan to set duties on €2.8bn (£2.5bn) of U.S. The thing is, the War of 1812 involve...

Senate Dems to hit GOP on health care in August Senate Dems to hit GOP on health care in August

As president, Donald Trump has insulted USA allies and top Republicans, threatened nuclear war on Twitter, shared top-secret intelligence with Russian Federation, and pushed immigration policies that are ripping apart families and damaging the ...

Woman involved in Wildwood beach arrest shares her side of story Woman involved in Wildwood beach arrest shares her side of story

It was determined by the County Prosecutor's office that the actions of the arresting officer (s) did not meet the evidentiary standards to warrant criminal charges under that law or any other related criminal statutes, according to a release.

China and United States in war of words over Tiananmen crackdown death toll China and United States in war of words over Tiananmen crackdown death toll

A series of student-led protests took place in numerous cities across the People's Republic of China in the spring of 1989, sparked by a cocktail of corruption, government nepotism and economic woes. Chow's speech says: "They want us to accept this r...

Firefighters battle blaze at London's Mandarin Oriental Hotel Firefighters battle blaze at London's Mandarin Oriental Hotel

The London Fire Brigade said at least 22 engines and around 120 firefighters are at the scene after receiving dozens of calls about the fire. The cause of the fire was not immediately known and there were no immediate reports of injuries.

Ukrainian reporter jailed for 12 years in Russia Ukrainian reporter jailed for 12 years in Russia

Russia's FSB security agency accused him of serving in Ukrainian military intelligence and gathering state secrets. "To find Suschenko guilty [of espionage] and sentence him to 12 years in prison", the judge said. The ministry added that any ...

75 killed, 192 missing after Guatemala’s volcano spews more ash & mudflows 75 killed, 192 missing after Guatemala’s volcano spews more ash & mudflows

Rescuers, police and journalists hurried to leave the area as a siren wailed and loudspeakers blared, "Evacuate". Dozens of people have been seen walking along roads carrying children or a few belongings beside paralysed traffic in parts of the Esc...

Puerto Rico braces for a new hurricane season Puerto Rico braces for a new hurricane season

The agency's numbers do not certify whether those 1,397 additional deaths are attributable, directly or indirectly, to the hurricane, describing only the number of death certificates the Puerto Rico government collected each month . The Puerto Rican...

"Halt This Practice": US Gets Earful From UN On Immigration

On Twitter, President Trump has appeared to agree that breaking up families was wrong, but blamed Democrats for the approach, saying that their " bad legislation " had caused it. Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the U.N. High Commissioner ...

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