Federal judges ask if travel ban is biased against Muslims

A USA appeals court on Monday questioned Justice Department attorneys over President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries, the second such court to review Trump's directive over... More..

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Trump coverage detracting from Africa & Middle East famines, United Nations agency warns
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump coverage detracting from Africa & Middle East famines, United Nations agency warns

The $1.4 billion figure represents almost double the $781 million the agencies previously said they needed - only 14 percent of which has been provided. These are families like yours and mine, our brothers and ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Rivals unite to oust Rouhani as Iran election enters final days

Mr Qalibaf was savaged in a television debate last week, but his decision to withdraw from the race was also likely to have been motivated by a desire within the conservative or "principlist" faction in the reg...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road as champion of globalization

As China opened one of its biggest foreign policy initiatives since 1949 - the One Belt One Road (OBOR) summit in Beijing , which is being attended by heads of state and government of over 23 nations, includin...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Another appeals court to weigh Trump's revised travel ban

On May 8, a 13-judge panel in Richmond, Virginia, heard from lawyers for the US and a civil rights group on questions of presidential power, religious bias and the threat of terrorism. Wall, the acting Solicito...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

China's Xi says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism

Xi said China's Belt and Road plan would be open to all. "No country can accept a project that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity", India's foreign ministry said in a statement...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

With Merkel and PM, France's new president wastes no time

Travelling to the German capital to meet the veteran leader in his first official trip overseas, Macron used the opportunity to call for a "historic reconstruction" of Europe. Other names have been touted in lo...More..

Hillary Clinton launching new political group
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hillary Clinton launching new political group

The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee announced today, May 15, that she is launching her own political group, Onward Together, and the new PAC sounds absolutely fantastic. "Run for Something" works to get p...More..

'This is a democracy': Int'l court may be next for Duterte
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

'This is a democracy': Int'l court may be next for Duterte

Rep. Gary Alejano, fourth from right, watches as members of the Justice Committee stand up to be counted as they vote during a hearing on the impeachment complaint that he filed against Philippine President Rod...More..

Raising the Steaks: Ranchers Applaud Trump's China Trade Deal
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Raising the Steaks: Ranchers Applaud Trump's China Trade Deal

Being locked out of the world's largest market for 13 years, we welcome this announcement. "I look forward to the day when we can serve President Trump and President Xi a dry-age, American-made, NY strip in ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC said on Sunday there may come a time when a special prosecutor is needed but not now. "You can't be cute about tapes", the SC lawmaker told NBC. But very well known, hi...More..

Trump addresses class of 2017 at Liberty University
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump addresses class of 2017 at Liberty University

Trump also seemed to allude several times to the 2016 campaign - advising students to claim the label of "outsider" and not be discouraged by naysayers. President Trump on Saturday in his first commencement ...More..

China refinery runs at 7-mth low on maintenances, gas growth quickens
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

China refinery runs at 7-mth low on maintenances, gas growth quickens

But numerous plants that have been closed in recent years were already idled and output from still-open plants has continued to rise. Retail sales rose 10.7 per cent last month from a year earlier, weaker tha...More..

Thailand suing Facebook over video of crop top-wearing king
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Thailand suing Facebook over video of crop top-wearing king

Facebook is still available in Thailand after concerns arose authorities would shut it down if the social media giant did not take down content deemed threatening to national security. Images of Thai King Maha ...More..

Facebook faces shutdown in Thailand
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Facebook faces shutdown in Thailand

The threat prompted a flurry of concern throughout Thailand - one of the most Facebook-active countries in Asia - that it would be blocked. The Guardian was unable to immediately corroborate the report. Faceb...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Graham: Trump did staff a 'disservice' by changing Comey explanation

Trump and a White House spokesman declined to confirm or deny whether such tapes exist. "I think in many ways our institutions are under assault both externally - and that's the big news here is the Russian i...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

North Korea missile test is huge step forward

Pyongyang's propaganda must be considered with caution, but if confirmed, the claim marks another big step forward in the country's escalating efforts to field a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the U...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump shared secret info about IS with Russians

McMaster told reporters outside the White House that the "story that came out tonight as reported is false". President Donald Trump's top foreign policy advisers raced to contain political damage from a rep...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office

Dina Powell, White House deputy national security adviser for strategy, who also attended the meeting, said: "This story is false". President Donald Trump shared highly classified information with the Russian...More..

IS downs Iraqi helicopter west of Mosul
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

IS downs Iraqi helicopter west of Mosul

In March, the USA acknowledged its forces launched an airstrike in western Mosul earlier that month that witnesses tell the AP killed more than 100 people. Iraqi forces launched the operation to retake the ...More..

UN SG 'Outraged', AU & International Community Condemn Attacks on Peacekeepers in auto
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

UN SG 'Outraged', AU & International Community Condemn Attacks on Peacekeepers in auto

Overnight from 12 to 13 May, members of a wide coalition, including anti-Balaka elements attacked civilian populations, targeting in particular Muslims, in the Tokoyo neighborhood of Bangassou in southeastern C...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tulsa officer testifies after killing unarmed black man

She killed Terence Crutcher, 40, in September a year ago after he walked towards his disabled SUV in the middle of the street. Shelby says she shot Crutcher when she saw him reach into his SUV through a parti...More..

TRACKING: Severe Storms Possible This Afternoon and Evening
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

TRACKING: Severe Storms Possible This Afternoon and Evening

Showers and storms are likely Wednesday with a gusty south wind. The first part is already affecting the Panhandle region with storms forming along and ahead of a dry line. That will be the next chance for st...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Veteran journalist Javier Valdez killed in Mexico's Sinaloa

The reporter was shot in the street, the Red Cross reported, where his body was left on the pavement after the fatal shooting. Last year, 11 journalists were killed there overall. "You have to assume the task...More..

Death in Vegas raises questions about police restraint move
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Death in Vegas raises questions about police restraint move

The incident took place around 1am local time (8pm NZ Time), near The Venetian casino-hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, the Metropolitan Police Department said. The brand of chokehold in question - a blood choke,...More..