Friday October 20-th, 2017

UN human rights chief urges probe into violence during referendum in Catalonia UN human rights chief urges probe into violence during referendum in Catalonia

Pique has been vocal in his support of Catalonia's attempts to secede from Spain , prompting a backlash from those who fall on the other side of the argument. The Catalonian government has asked the European Union to mediate the dispute between it...

How You Can Help Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico How You Can Help Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico

In Washington, the acting USA homeland security secretary, Elaine Duke , said yesterday that the federal response has been a good-news story. Cruz said she wasn't alone in concluding that federal action to help the USA commonwealth recover from ...

GOP's health care rollback bill repugnant GOP's health care rollback bill repugnant

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , who oversaw a grueling series of failed votes to undo the ACA in July, urged his colleagues to move on to tax reform but vaguely claimed that they were "not giving up" on health care. On the Monday edition of Smart ...

Trump infuriated after backing Alabama loser Trump infuriated after backing Alabama loser

In one now-deleted Tweet , the president said Mr Strange "will never let you down!" according to news website ProPublica , which documents Mr Trump's posts . Alabama's U.S. Senate primary . Roy Moore , the bombastic evangelical C...

Internationals in Presidents Cup fightback mode Internationals in Presidents Cup fightback mode

The Americans have won the opening session of the Presidents Cup for the sixth straight time, winning three matches and rallying to a halve in the final one. A star-studded American team put the underdog Internationals to the sword during Friday'...

Police seal off polling stations as tensions rise before Catalonia referendum

The Spanish government maintains the referendum is unconstitutional and the country's Constitutional Court suspended the vote so it could consider the matter. Tractoradas (the word is possibly a play on the Spanish word Armada) could also be seen in ...

Lesson from the German Elections: Voters See Through the 'Equality' Scam Lesson from the German Elections: Voters See Through the 'Equality' Scam

After suffering the worst result in their postwar history in Sunday's election, the center-left Social Democrats said they would not continue their role as junior partners to Merkel's conservatives, who came first, in the next government.

Dead in Stampede at Mumbai Railway Station Dead in Stampede at Mumbai Railway Station

However, local media reports put the number at around 50. Almost two dozen people are dead after a stampede broke out in Mumbai , India, on a pedestrian bridge, which was reportedly crowded in part due to people seeking shelter from rain.

Jones Act Waived for Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico Jones Act Waived for Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico

Republicans and Democrats had urged Mr Trump to waive a little-known federal law called the Jones Act that prohibits foreign-flagged ships from shuttling goods between U.S. Trump said in an early morning Tweet . When asked about running for the Se...

Moon urges bipartisan efforts to overcome N. Korean nuclear threat, ensure growth Moon urges bipartisan efforts to overcome N. Korean nuclear threat, ensure growth

After Trump tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer, his administration clarified on Monday that the U.S.is not seeking his overthrow". White House press secretary Sarah Sanders also dismissed Pyongyang's clai...

What is the Jones Act? What is the Jones Act?

Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson issued separate calls Thursday for President Donald Trump to heighten the US military role in delivering Hurricane Maria relief to Puerto Rico as Florida Gov. Shortly after, White House Homeland Security adviser Thom B...

Rebutting Trump's Arguments for Canceling the Iran Nuclear Deal Rebutting Trump's Arguments for Canceling the Iran Nuclear Deal

Speaking during Friday's parade, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran is unfettered with strengthening its missile capabilities and military defenses. They object to Iranian meddling in regional affairs, but their opposition reflects th...

Trump's Tactics Have North Korea Asking For Advice Trump's Tactics Have North Korea Asking For Advice

The foreign ministry official said the DPRK's nuclear activities were non-negotiable with the United States, describing the country's hydrogen bomb tests as its right to defense and survival. "I have recently issued tough new sanctions against thos...

'My corazón breaks for them' Red Cross volunteer leaves for Puerto Rico 'My corazón breaks for them' Red Cross volunteer leaves for Puerto Rico

As debris is cleared, the focus is now on getting running water and electricity to hospitals. "What's really bothering us is we know planes are coming in and out and we don't know how to get on them", she says. "The small MREs that they're given at...

Roy Moore Stumps Opponent Luther Strange and President Donald Trump Roy Moore Stumps Opponent Luther Strange and President Donald Trump

It was during that rally Trump admitted he "might have made a mistake" with his endorsement. Trump, who campaigned for unusual last week and has tweeted in support of his candidacy, congratulated Moore on Twitter . The president congratulate...

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving as part of PR move Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving as part of PR move

They can vote in local elections - Women first cast ballots during municipal election in 2015 and were also allowed to campaign for public office. The shift comes several months after the Saudi king named a new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salm...

NHRC issues notice to UP government and vice-chancellor over violence in BHU NHRC issues notice to UP government and vice-chancellor over violence in BHU

Amid all the mudslinging, the big question is - If the BHU administration had failed then why the state government did not initiate action to avert the situation taking an ugly turn? The university administration has undoubtedly handled the issue...

Hurricane Maria Expected To Affect Mid-Atlantic Shores Next Few Days Hurricane Maria Expected To Affect Mid-Atlantic Shores Next Few Days

Hurricane Maria continues to weaken and is a Category 1 storm with 80 miles per hour top winds. As the storm tracks into the North Atlantic at the end of September, some of Maria's rain and wind could brush part of Atlantic Canada. According t...

Puerto Rico Holds Its Breath Over Hurricane-Battered Dam Puerto Rico Holds Its Breath Over Hurricane-Battered Dam

Lopez made the announcement at a press conference with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who announced the state would organize a recovery effort, including information on www.ny.gov that would detail donation collection points and lists of items that needed t...

Ireland welcomes May's speech in Florence Ireland welcomes May's speech in Florence

On the long-term relationship, May said she wanted a free trade deal with the European Union that was more ambitious than the EU's agreement with Canada, but ruled out being bound by European Union law in return fr access to the single market on ...

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