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Trump picks Kelly Craft for United Nations ambassador after Nikki Haley

Trump picks Kelly Craft for United Nations ambassador after Nikki Haley US President Donald Trump has picked Kelly Craft , current US Ambassador to Canada, to represent the US at the United Nations after the previous front-runner for the nomination -former Fox News presenter and State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert- withdrew her name from consideration last weekend. [Full Article...]

California parents plead guilty to shackling, torturing their children

California parents plead guilty to shackling, torturing their children The awful living conditions led one of them, a 17-year-old girl, to flee through a window before she called police on a deactivated cellphone she found in the house. During a preliminary hearing, a judge tossed out a single count involving their youngest daughter, finding she was the only child who didn't suffer abuse. [Full Article...]

Maduro's anti-Venezuela Aid Live concert gets little support

Maduro's anti-Venezuela Aid Live concert gets little support Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Venezuelan military placed two large blue shipping containers on one of the Tienditas' vehicular bridges and another on the pedestrian bridge. "We are here to show our support for Nicolas Maduro and to say that Venezuela doesn't need humanitarian aid", Bianquis said in Spanish. The sharp rhetoric from both sides has put many i... [Full Article...]

LGBT Mag Publishes Op-Ed Slamming Trump's Effort To Decriminalize Homosexuality Worldwide

LGBT Mag Publishes Op-Ed Slamming Trump's Effort To Decriminalize Homosexuality Worldwide The president appeared confused on Wednesday after a reporter asked Trump in the Oval Office about news reports touting his administration's newly announced campaign to decriminalize homosexuality overseas. "The truth is, this is part of an old colonialist handbook", Rodriguez writes . In her essay, "Can the Subaltern Speak?" postcolonial theorist Gayatri Spivak coined the term "White men s... [Full Article...]

North Carolina Elections Board Unanimously Orders New Election In 9th Congressional District

North Carolina Elections Board Unanimously Orders New Election In 9th Congressional District Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris , who led the vote count in North Carolina's 9th district after the November election - but has not been seated in Congress amid accusations of widespread fraud - told the state board of elections on Thursday that it should call a new election . [Full Article...]

Fox News Presenter Gets Totally Roasted By Historian In Fiery Interview

Fox News Presenter Gets Totally Roasted By Historian In Fiery Interview Seeming oblivious that Carlson is asking him to speak on how to crack down on tax evasion, Bregman continues his line of invective, accusing the conservative pundit of taking "dirty money" from the Cato Institute, a libertarian think-tank where Carlson is a fellow. [Full Article...]

Norfolk MP George Freeman says Shamima Begum should return to UK

Norfolk MP George Freeman says Shamima Begum should return to UK Mr Freeman said: "I'm afraid that for various reasons I think today's decision to strip Miss Begum of her United Kingdom citizenship is a mistake and a risky precedent". In the letter to Sajid Javid , seen by the BBC, they say they "cannot simply abandon her" and that her status is "a matter for our British courts". [Full Article...]

Trump Will Keep 200 U.S. Troops in Syria, White House Says

Trump Will Keep 200 U.S. Troops in Syria, White House Says In December, President Donald Trump ordered a withdrawal of the 2,000 U.S. soldiers in Syria, after the defeat of ISIS in the region. A senior administration official told the Times thatthe decision to leave some troops in Syria was meant to encourage France and Britain to also keep troops there. [Full Article...]

Saudi Crown Prince Arrives in China

Saudi Crown Prince Arrives in China MBS , Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, paid a visit to India's regional rival earlier this week, before flying to New Delhi. Official pictures show the Crown Prince walking along the Badaling, the wall's most popular section, as part of his "historical and cultural landmarks" tour, said the head of the Crown Prince's private office in a tweet. [Full Article...]

5G networks: Trump says U.S. shouldn't block technology

5G networks: Trump says U.S. shouldn't block technology In a series of tweets , the Trump said he wants American networks to "win through competition" instead of "blocking out" more advanced technologies. As we Malaysians continue to roll out 5G networks (and may just get them before the United States, lol) feel free to check out the tweet for yourself below. [Full Article...]

Labour MP Ian Austin quits the party

Labour MP Ian Austin quits the party With just 37 days until Britain is due to leave the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking changes to the agreement she struck with Brussels a year ago to try to win the backing of British lawmakers. if the party had looked then as it has become today? "The right wing, the hard-line anti-EU awkward squad that have destroyed every leader for the last 40 years are now running the Conservativ... [Full Article...]

Pulwama aftermath: India SC orders govt to protect Kashmiris, minorities

Pulwama aftermath: India SC orders govt to protect Kashmiris, minorities The Court noted the same and proceeded to issue notice to ten states and the Central government. The panel has also sent a notice to the Delhi Police commissioner. More than 700 Kashmiri students, workers and traders have returned to occupied Kashmir from the rest of India to escape reprisals for the attack, which has also ratcheted up regional tensions after India has alleged that those who pla... [Full Article...]

Israel elections: Netanyahu challengers Gantz and Lapid join forces

Israel elections: Netanyahu challengers Gantz and Lapid join forces Gantz, whose party has been polling strongest after Netanyahu's Likud, would serve first , for 2 1/2 years. Ben Gvir, a member of Jewish Power, said his faction "put personal honour aside" to prevent Netanyahu's main election rival from forming a government. [Full Article...]

China unveils Hong Kong integration plan amid Sino-US Trade War

China unveils Hong Kong integration plan amid Sino-US Trade War According to the document released by the CCCPC, the plans includes the 'construction of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau Science and Technology Innovation Corridor, and allows allow universities and research institutions in Hong Kong and Macao to apply for mainland science and technology projects. [Full Article...]

Iran claims Pakistan role in bombing

Iran claims Pakistan role in bombing Apart from the suicide bomber, one of the suspected accomplices was also Pakistani, he said. Pakpour said the group behind the attack included another Pakistani national, Abu Bakr, and that three other perpetrators were from the Sistan-Baluchistan province. [Full Article...]

More than 150 Islamic State militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

More than 150 Islamic State militants handed over to Iraq from Syria The group has steadily turned to guerilla warfare and still holds territory in a remote, sparsely populated area west of the Euphrates River - a part of Syria otherwise controlled by the Syrian government and its Russian and Iranian allies. [Full Article...]

Russians Hacking Again Ahead of Euro Elections

Russians Hacking Again Ahead of Euro Elections The attackers are using classic spear-phishing techniques to try and gain access to employee credentials and deliver malware, said Microsoft corporate VP, Tom Burt. Microsoft said on Wednesday that it had uncovered cyber attacks on European agencies including think tanks and non-profit organisations, and would offer a cyber-security service to several countries to close gaps. [Full Article...]

Duterte the 'devil's friend'? Palace reacts to Pope Francis' remarks

Duterte the 'devil's friend'? Palace reacts to Pope Francis' remarks Among other ideas there's a proposal to establish " specific protocols " for handling accusations against bishops and allowing lay specialists to participate in abuse investigations . On the eve of the summit , Phil Saviano, who helped expose the US abuse scandal by priests two decades ago, demanded that the Vatican release the names of abusers and their files. [Full Article...]

Saudi prince sees $100B worth of investment opportunities in India

Saudi prince sees $100B worth of investment opportunities in India Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman neither spoke on Pulwama attack nor cited a single word in the joint declaration released on the conclusion of his trip to India . "We need to focus on regional security and stability which is a concern for both countries". Prince Mohammed, who was greeted with a traditional Modi bear hug at the airport late Tuesday, was expected to go on to China later We... [Full Article...]

'Extinct' giant tortoise found on Galapagos Islands

'Extinct' giant tortoise found on Galapagos Islands Investigators think there may be more members of the species on the island because of tracks and scat they found. The team moved the tortoise in a boat to the Giant tortoise Breeding Center on Santa Cruz Island where it will stay in a specially implemented pen for their stay. [Full Article...]


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