Monday April 6-th, 2020

Man from Northern Ireland arrested in migrant deaths probe Man from Northern Ireland arrested in migrant deaths probe

An Essex Police spokeswoman said in comments reported by the Evening Standard: "Police were called to reports of people inside a lorry container at around 6 pm". The people found dead, who were from Vietnam, were eight women and 31 men. Mr Robi...

United Kingdom misses UN deadline to return Chagos Islands United Kingdom misses UN deadline to return Chagos Islands

Jeremy Corbyn vowed to "end colonial rule" if he wins the December 12 election and accused the Conservatives of "shamefully" considering themselves above global law. Adding that, "Mauritius has never held sovereignty over the archipelago and we do no...

Judge spares some asylum seekers from partial ban Judge spares some asylum seekers from partial ban

The departments of Justice and Homeland Security issued a rule in July prohibiting migrants who have resided or "transited en route" in a third country from seeking asylum in the United States, therefore barring migrants - many of whom are from Cen...

China’s Military urges USA to stop provocative acts in South China Sea China’s Military urges USA to stop provocative acts in South China Sea

On Thursday, the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer cruised past the Paracel Islands, a region subject to competing claims by China, Taiwan and Vietnam. One of the multiple artificial islands in the South China Sea. China has laid claim to...

Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, says key impeachment witness Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, says key impeachment witness

Her staff received an email, Cooper said, from a Ukrainian Embassy contact asking "what was going on with Ukraine's security assistance". Cooper also said some of her staff had met with officials from the Ukrainian embassy during the week of August...

US organizations denounce the brutal repression in Bolivia US organizations denounce the brutal repression in Bolivia

However, one party lawmaker has suggested Morales is entitled to be a candidate in any new elections. There appear to be divisions in the party, with some members saying Morales should let others lead. There have been multiple reports of indigenous...

'Climate Emergency' Is the Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year 'Climate Emergency' Is the Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year

The institution chooses a victor based on data of its usage and other indicators of the word's cultural impact. In recent years the Oxford Word of the Year has been bestowed on words such as "toxic", "youthquake" and "post-truth". With the publicat...

United Kingdom begins to repatriate British orphans in Syria United Kingdom begins to repatriate British orphans in Syria

The UK government had been under pressure to act following a report last month from the Save The Children charity said at least 60 British children were stranded in northeast Syria . London-based advocacy group CAGE welcomed the news of the repatr...

General strike as thousands protest Colombia’s government General strike as thousands protest Colombia’s government

Several "delinquents" clashed with authorities, especially in Cali and Bogota, where three police officers were injured, he said . At least eight civilians and 28 police officers were wounded in the clashes nationwide, authorities confirmed.

Defying US pressure, South Korea to end intelligence pact with Japan Defying US pressure, South Korea to end intelligence pact with Japan

Kim also said South Korea made a decision to halt a complaint it filed with the World Trade Organization over Japan's tightened controls on exports of key chemicals that South Korean companies use to make computer chips and displays. Seoul claimed th...

Thai court disqualifies opposition leader Thanathorn as MP Thai court disqualifies opposition leader Thanathorn as MP

The FFP came a surprise third in March's polls, proving particularly popular with young voters in the election that saw the pro-military party being declared the victor after a disputed ballot count. The main pro-military party was declared victor af...

Serbia's President Accuses Russia of Spying Serbia's President Accuses Russia of Spying

Vucic said the meeting took place last December. Serbia will remain a militarily neutral country and will not change its policy on Russia, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday, amid allegations of Russian espionage activity in the na...

US Congress Passes Bill Throwing Support Behind Hong Kong Protesters US Congress Passes Bill Throwing Support Behind Hong Kong Protesters

Various Chinese organs - including the top legislature, the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of China's Cabinet, and the Hong Kong Liaison Office, the central government's top authority in the territory - also denounced the USA move in publ...

Plane engine spews fire, smoke before emergency landing at LAX Plane engine spews fire, smoke before emergency landing at LAX

The engine of the Boeing 777 aircraft is caught on video while in flames a few minutes after take off from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). "It nearly looked like back fire flames from a motorcycle or auto". No one was injured on the pl...

Trump expected to sign Hong Kong human rights bill opposed by China Trump expected to sign Hong Kong human rights bill opposed by China

The bills would also make it possible to impose sanctions on Chinese officials who violate human rights in Hong Kong . Eswar Prasad , the former chief of the International Monetary Fund's China division, said Hong Kong bill could ruin chan...

Iran's internet has been shut down for days amid protests Iran's internet has been shut down for days amid protests

The government has blocked Iranians' access to the internet since Saturday, making it hard to gather information and assess the situation on the streets. News agencies and residents said only fixed-line internet, not mobile internet, was partially re...

New Zealand jurors to decide if British tourist was murdered New Zealand jurors to decide if British tourist was murdered

However the judge reminded the jury that however off-putting they may have have found the accused's lifestyle and sexual tastes, they should in no way influence their decision-making process in whether or not he was guilty. Justice Moore told the jur...

FBI Official Altered Document in Fake Russia Probe FBI Official Altered Document in Fake Russia Probe

The committee conducting an investigation into Russia's tampering in the 2016 election. It's unknown how significant a role the altered document played in the FBI's investigation of Page and whether the FISA warrant would have been approved witho...

Graham demands documents on Ukraine, Bidens, Obama administration from 2016 Graham demands documents on Ukraine, Bidens, Obama administration from 2016

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday requesting documents related to former Vice President Joe Biden and his communications with Ukrainian officials, a step seen as a GOP effor...

Hong Kong protests: University standoff lingers for 5th day Hong Kong protests: University standoff lingers for 5th day

Protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory were sparked by a proposed bill that would have allowed certain criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China to face charges, a move that opponents viewed as a blow to Hong Kong's lega...

Hong Kong campus drama persists as city gears for elections Hong Kong campus drama persists as city gears for elections

Subsequent investigation has revealed de facto USA support for the protest movement, with protest leaders meeting with U.S. diplomats in Hong Kong and a decades-long disinformation operation in the city by the CIA-funded National Endowment for Demo...

California Law Aimed At Acquiring Trump's Tax Returns Ruled Unconstitutional California Law Aimed At Acquiring Trump's Tax Returns Ruled Unconstitutional

John & Ken frequent guest attorney Harmeet Dhillon, who represented Trump voters in this case, put out a statement that said :"These courtroom battles over this clearly unconstitutional law are a waste of state resources and taxpayer dollars", Dhi...

Fiona Hill, David Holmes testify Fiona Hill, David Holmes testify

No additional hearings have been announced by the Intelligence Committee. In her later testimony, she warned that Mr Giuliani had been making "explosive" and "incendiary" claims about Ukraine. Bolton instructed Hill to report Sondland's inquiry to ...

Palestine demands Arab League hosts emergency meeting amid USA settlement decision Palestine demands Arab League hosts emergency meeting amid USA settlement decision

On Monday, Pompeo renounced the US's previous position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, which was that the settlements were "occupied territories", and a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which states that an "Occupying Power sha...

Beautifully Preserved Skull of 'Biblical Snake' with Hind Legs Discovered Beautifully Preserved Skull of 'Biblical Snake' with Hind Legs Discovered

Researchers from the University of Alberta recently announced the discovery of a 100-million-year-old fossil found in an excavation site in Argentina. Experts previously thought that the absence of the jugal was a shared feature of all snakes, living...

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