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What Ocasio-Cortez’s Win Says About the Rise of the Left

And that might include Democratic socialism . Ocasio-Cortez, daughter of a Bronx-born father and Puerto Rican mother, had worked as an organizer for the 2016 Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. The Jerusalem Post said that Greenwald opened the...

Mattis vows 'strong defensive stance' on North Korea

But Mattis, the most senior US administration official to visit Japan, reaffirmed the USA goal of dismantling North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Japan's defense establishment was taken aback by the US President Donald Trump's recen...

4 journalists, sales assistant killed at Maryland newspaper

Wendy Winters, 65, Rebecca Smith , 34, Gerald Fischman , 61, and John McNamara were also killed, he said. The gunman , who many have identified as Jarrod Warren Ramos, is said to have barged into the building of the Capital Gazette and opened ...

USA government says it will detain migrant children with parents

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the musical "Hamilton", sang a lullaby dedicated to parents who are unable to sing to their children. "These are mothers, sisters, daughters, people who understand exactly what these women who brought their childr...

The EU-28 reach a migration agreement for member states

European Union leaders have defended a migration deal struck during talks in Brussels as doubts emerged about whether they would fulfil their promises to build secure centres for processing asylum claims of people rescued at sea. Merkel said she wo...

Our Favorite Signs From the Families Belong Together Marches

More than 16,000 had RSVP-ed on Facebook for the "Families Belong Together" march, and Daley Plaza began filling up by 10 a.m. Scores of organizations are supporting Saturday's mass mobilizations, spearheaded by the liberal group MoveOn.org, a...

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand calls for end of ICE

In recent days a number of high-profile Democrats, including the New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio , and New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand , have called for the agency to be disbanded with a new immigration enforcement program brought in in its...

Britain's BAE Systems wins contract to build Australian warships

BAE's Type 26 Global Combat Ship was chosen over competitors from Italy's Fincantieri and Spain's Navantia, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, June 28. Australia in October announced its new frigates would be fitted with long-range a...

Delhi: Bodies of 11 members of a family found hanging in Burari

A police team has been rushed to the spot and an investigation is underway to ascertain if it was a case of mass suicide or murder. The four men, three women and four girls were found hanging from an iron grill used as a ventilator in the courtyard...

Gunman kills at least five in targeted attack at Maryland newspaper

Carl Hiaasen said he was "devastated and heartsick" at the loss of his brother, "one of the most gentle and amusing people I've ever known". In July 2011, an article in a Maryland newspaper titled "Jarrod wants to be your friend" told of how a ...

Trump Administration Claims Right to Detain Migrant Families Indefinitely

The administration announced a new policy Friday to detain almost all illegal immigrant families nabbed at the border, offering the latest bold ante in an ongoing battle over President Trump's attempt to stop a new surge of migration. "To hear how ...

112-year-old Richard Overton's bank account drained

A local artist painted his portrait on a utility box there this year. The fundraiser provided around-the-clock, in-home care for Overton, who has faced numerous bouts of pneumonia. The family said the alleged thief stole "a considerable amount" of ...

Leahy grills Pompeo on North Korea, Iran nukes

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the USA will regularly assesses Pyongyang's seriousness toward abandoning its nuclear weapons program, but has not committed to a timeline or roadmap. In reality, the document he signed with Kim at their June...

Supreme Court Upholds President Trump's Muslim Travel Ban

A sixth majority-Muslim country, Chad, was removed from the list in April after improving "its identity-management and information sharing practices", Trump said in a statement. She also said the decision to uphold the ban involved "ignoring th...

Hundreds rally in Harrisburg to call for reuniting immigrant families

Hundreds of children remain separated from their parents in shelters throughout the US. She said she was anxious about the children taken from their families, and their parents left without knowing how to find them. Walsh said Friday afternoon that S...

17 states sue Trump over separation policy

The United States' top border enforcement official acknowledged Monday that authorities are now not able to carry out the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy of detaining and prosecuting everyone entering the country illegally, as offici...

U.S. protesters urge Trump to reverse immigration crackdown

Some protestors we spoke to Saturday also said Trump's executive order to reunite families does not go far enough, and some have called for the elimination of the U.S. "This was a tipping point", said Sullivan, a professor who splits her time bet...

US accuses Iran of violating UN resolutions

The protests in late December and early January saw at least 25 people killed and almost 5,000 arrested, but took place largely in Iran's provinces rather than in the capital, Tehran. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian Supreme Leader, ordered the ...

Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick July 9

Speaking en route his golf property in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump said he would not ask candidates their position on Roe v. Wade . A change in Senate rules means that only a simple majority vote is needed to confirm a justice. Wade decision th...

‘Families Belong Together' Rally: Thousands protest family separations at border in DC

Because children can not be placed in adult facilities, the policy led to the separation of families. Trump agreed to rescind the separation part of the policy, but opponents say the administration has no plan for the speedy reunification of those ...

Trump in Fargo dubs Heidi Heitkamp a ‘liberal Democrat,’ urges her defeat

Trump encouraged Cramer, a Republican, to run for the Senate after the third-term congressman initially said he would instead seek re-election. "You need a senator who doesn't just talk like they're from North Dakota, but votes like they're from ...

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin to meet on July 16 in Helsinki

Trump's tweet came about an hour after the White House and Kremlin officially announced a summit between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin . Putin, who has repeatedly denied allegations of having interfered with the 2016 USA preside...

France is bringing back national service

But some remain unconvinced of the benefits. The new national service program will occur in two phases, one mandatory and one optional. The first part is a mandatory one-month placement focusing on civic culture . But there is still a lot of detai...

Trump Is Upset Congress Failed To Pass an Immigration Law

Error! There was an error processing your request. As it stands now, though, the status quo suits Democrats far more than it does Republicans , as the existing law and EO force catch-and-release as the only option. The bill would have dive...

Maryland shooting latest: Suspect had bitter history with newspaper

Those killed were Gerald Fischman, a 61-year-old editorial writer; editor and writer Rob Hiaasen, 59; reporter and editor John McNamara, 56; Rebecca Smith, a 34-year-old sales assistant; and reporter Wendi Winters, 65. Downtown, near the statehouse a...

Turkey arrests 12 for ‘cursing Erdogan’ before opposition rally

In his victory speech Erdoğan vowed that he would make those who were once left out into "first class citizens". This election was also the first held after Erdoğan won a referendum past year to vastly increase his presidential power.

Top ICE Agents Call for Homeland Security to Abolish It

Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday, has made ending ICE part of her platform. NY has been a bellwether of such calls, first started by immigrant rights advocacy groups but recently picked up by national figures such as Democratic House candidate Ale...

Trump Changes Course, Will Use Existing Law To Review Chinese Tech Investments

He recently intervened to save Chinese telecom company ZTE from harsh penalties for violating USA sanctions on trading with Iran and North Korea, tweeting that he feared "too many jobs in China" would be lost. "One week he's pulled one direction, the...

Amnesty Intl urges trials for Myanmar military over Rohingya

Myanmar has rejected most accusations of wrongdoing and has said it launched a legitimate counter-insurgency operation after attacks against its military by Rohingya militants last August. In a rare move, Myanmar's military said this week he had been...

Bali flights cancelled as volcano erupts

Korean Air, AirAsia, China Eastern Airlines, Garuda, Malindo Air and Citilink had also cancelled some flights. Mount Agung, in northeastern Bali, has erupted with various intensities since late past year and in December the airport was also closed ...

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Turkey’s Erdogan stands by opposition to high interest rates

The central bank has over the last weeks defied calls from markets for rate hikes to combat these problems, raising fears of interference from Mr Erdogan, who has repeatedly called...

One year after Charlottesville rally, Trump says he condemns all racism

The declarations enable law enforcement to access state resources, including the National Guard, if unrest breaks out at events in and around Charlottesville and outside Washing...

Taliban storms Afghanistan’s Ghazni, seizes control of parts of city

Forces Afghanistan tweet said. Inside Ghazni city, residents were staying indoors making independent verification of the different claims impossible. Martin O'Donnell, spokes...

Turkey Fallout May Also Hit Indian Markets

Trump said Friday on Twitter that he authorized a new 20 percent tariff on aluminum and 50 percent tariff on steel from Turkey. "Their currency, the Turkish lira, sl...

NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

Scientists hope to shed light on the workings of our closest star - including the dynamics of the solar wind of electrically charged particles, and the reason why the sun's outer...

Judge halts deportation, threatens AG with contempt

The Trump administration's immigration policies are drawing more fire with this week's lawsuit filed by the ACLU, challenging a move by Attorney General Sessions to deny as...

Campers flee from raging French floods

About 750 people in all were evacuated in Gard, mainly from campsites, a top district official, Thierry Dousset, told France's BFM-TV news channel. "We just have what we're wea...

Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

White nationalists exchange volleys of pepper spray with counterprotesters as they enter Lee Park during the Unite the Right rally on August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. "...

Colbert: Trump's proposed Space Force inspired by Buzz Lightyear

Pence cited new threats the USA faces in space, particularly from Russian Federation and China . Officials plan to create a Space Operations Force - an "elite group of war...

Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Senators voted by 38 to 31 to reject the bill that would have liberalised the law. The bill was passed by Congress's lower house in June by the narrowest of margins. "Today...

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Zimbabwe opposition lodges appeal against election result

Zimbabwe opposition lodges appeal against election result

Advocate Mpofu said the applicant has enough evidence including alleged statistical misrepresentations by the elections administration body, ZEC and other factors that included an ...

Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-Election Campaign After Indictment

Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-Election Campaign After Indictment

At one point, you could hear Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers chiming in. If President Donald Trump is going to fire special counsel Robert Mueller that also has to happen afte...

Maryland, DC Prepare For Unite The Right Rally

Maryland, DC Prepare For Unite The Right Rally

That's what happened previous year at the original "Unite the Right" rally and at a July 2017 Ku Klux Klan gathering in Charlottesville, where Klansmen were outnumbered 20-to-1. T...

Evacuations still in place as fire grows overnight

Evacuations still in place as fire grows overnight

That's an assessment climate scientists and fire ecologists agree with, as NPR's Kirk Siegler reports : "People should not take solace that this is the worst it's going to get". '...

Trump imposes higher tariffs on Turkey, sending lira crashing

Trump imposes higher tariffs on Turkey, sending lira crashing

Hesse said that European banks could suffer losses if they loaned money in Turkey or owned Turkish banks but that the possible losses were not large enough to trigger a eurozone ba...

New quake rocks Indonesia, toll in previous one reaches 259

New quake rocks Indonesia, toll in previous one reaches 259

Rescue workers look for survivors of Sunday's natural disaster on the Indonesian island of Lombok. Thousands of tourists visiting Lombok - as well as the nearby Gili Islands and...

Man steals aircraft from Seattle airport, fighter jet scrambled

Man steals aircraft from Seattle airport, fighter jet scrambled

Flights out of Sea-Tac, the largest commercial airport in the Pacific Northwest, were temporarily grounded during the drama. Horizon Air is part of Alaska Air Group and flies sho...

Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer Win Michigan Gubernatorial Primary Races

Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer Win Michigan Gubernatorial Primary Races

Whitmer, a former legislative leader, defeated chemical-testing businessman Shri Thanedar and ex-Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed in Tuesday's primary. Gretchen Driskell for ...

Death toll touches 29, red alert in 8 districts

Death toll touches 29, red alert in 8 districts

Some visuals from flood-affected areas of the coastal state. The South-West monsoon has been vigorous over Kerala , resulting in heavy rains in various parts of the state for ...