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Protesters, lawmaker arrested in U.S. Senate building over immigration

Pramila Jayapal (Wash.). Many wore foil blankets similar to those given to migrants housed at United States detention facilities. Women's March, a movement that began when President Donald Trump was inaugurated on January 21, 2017, then spread internationally, has called on women to risk arrest at Thursday's protest. [Full Article...]

European Union sanctions not enough, human miseries of refugees must end urgently

European Union sanctions not enough, human miseries of refugees must end urgently Seven military men, all high ranking officials, have been made responsible for "serious human rights violations, for obstructing the provision of humanitarian assistance to civilians in need and for obstructing the conduct of independent investigations into alleged serious human rights violations or abuses". [Full Article...]

Chris Wallace: Kennedy Retirement ‘The Biggest Moment of the Trump Presidency’

Chris Wallace: Kennedy Retirement ‘The Biggest Moment of the Trump Presidency’ Once approved, Supreme Court justices can serve in the position for the rest of their lives. Republicans refused to hold a hearing on President Barack Obama's nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia after the conservative stalwart died suddenly in February 2016, insisting that the seat should remain vacant until voters chose a new president that November, almost nine months later - an unprec... [Full Article...]

Russian pop star with ties to Trump trolls U.S

Russian pop star with ties to Trump trolls U.S Emin's music video makes several references to the so-called Steele dossier's allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the election. Agalarov is trolling "everyone", TheWrap concluded after watching the clip. Interested in Russia Investigation? Emin is often shown grinning in the music video while actors playing Trump and other Americans engage in... [Full Article...]

Gunman kills at least five in targeted attack at Maryland newspaper

Gunman kills at least five in targeted attack at Maryland newspaper A gunman opened fire at a newspaper office in Maryland's capital on Thursday, killing five people and gravely wounding several others before being taken into custody in what appeared to be one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. [Full Article...]

Air New Zealand cancels Bali flights because of erupting volcano

The cancelled Jetstar flights include routes between Denpasar and Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide and Cairns. Those missed flights have been re-booked to leave tomorrow morning. "For any customers with questions we advise they contact their store or travel expert as soon as possible to get the latest advice on their individual itineraries and travel insurance policies". [Full Article...]

Trump, Putin to Meet July 16 in Finland

Trump, Putin to Meet July 16 in Finland Finland, which tries to maintain friendly ties with its huge eastern neighbor, has been a favored location for U.S. He said Trump would go ahead with the meeting "regardless of political criticism", the medium added. The timing of Trump's meeting with Putin will likely do little to ease concerns across Europe. But the president was drawn to the pageantry of a formal summit , particularly after ... [Full Article...]

Battle already brewing over Trump's next Supreme Court pick

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy , who has often cast the tie-breaking vote between the top USA court's liberal and conservative judges, on Wednesday announced his intention to retire. Legal battles are already developing over newly enacted laws restricting abortion , including one in Arkansas that effectively bans medication abortions. [Full Article...]

Protesters, lawmaker arrested in U.S. Senate building sit-in over immigration

Rep. Pramila Jayapal , D-Wash., said she was arrested during the protest. "I'm proud to have been arrested with them to put myself in the camp of people who believe that the United States is better", Jayapal said in a video on Twitter . [Full Article...]

States sue Trump administration over separation of immigrant families

States sue Trump administration over separation of immigrant families States including Washington, California, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as the District of Columbia, filed a complaint calling the policy unconstitutional in federal court in Seattle. In a series of tweets fired off on Sunday, US President Donald Trump described people entering the country from Mexico as "invaders" trying to "break into the country", and suggested sending them back to thei... [Full Article...]

Funeral being held for East Pittsburgh teen killed by police

Funeral being held for East Pittsburgh teen killed by police Other protests and vigils were expected around the country over the weekend. The officer who shot Rose, 30-year-old Michael Rosfeld, had been with the East Pittsburgh Police Department for three weeks as a part-time officer and was sworn in hours before the shooting occurred, he told WTAE . [Full Article...]

Air Asia cancels two Perth to Bali flights as volcano activity detected

Passengers flying to or from Bali are urged to check their flight details, but only three flights have officially be cancelled as of Thursday evening. Volcanic ash is hard and abrasive, and can damage propellers and turbo compressor blades, as well as scratching cockpit windows. Agung's last major eruption in 1963 killed around 1,600 people. [Full Article...]

5 killed in shooting at newspaper building in Maryland

5 killed in shooting at newspaper building in Maryland The Baltimore Sun reports that Davis said multiple people had been shot. "Can't say much more and don't want to declare anyone dead", he wrote . Davis reported he was safe and speaking to police. Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Ryan Frashure said that officers arrived within about a minute of when they were alerted to the incident, and did not exchange gunfire with the suspect before t... [Full Article...]

Scores feared dead in Lagos tanker fire

Scores feared dead in Lagos tanker fire A spokesman for the Federal Road Safety Commission, Bisi Kazeem, said the crash happened around Otedola bridge on the section of the road heading out of Lagos. The President sent his deepest condolences to the government and people of Lagos on the tragedy. The Punch reports that the president said the major priority now is how to save those people who could still be in danger. [Full Article...]

Ruling on Trump comments could aid other lawsuits

Ruling on Trump comments could aid other lawsuits The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with critics' arguments, but in a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court disagreed and overturned the lower court's injunction. Hundreds of people gathered in New York City's Foley Square on Tuesday evening to decry the Supreme Court decision . That was also the basis of many legal challenges to the bans. [Full Article...]

Watch Joe Crowley's Awesome Concession to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Watch Joe Crowley's Awesome Concession to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pelosi was asked Wednesday about the Republican notion that socialism was afoot in her party and she denied the theory. "I want her to be victorious". She received some endorsements from national groups including Black Lives Caucus, MoveOn and Democratic Socialists of America . Even the New York Times looked past her , forcing the outlet (among others, including CNN , NPR , and Fox News) t... [Full Article...]

Trump and Putin to hold summit in Finland

Trump and Putin to hold summit in Finland His latest comments questioning Russian interference - which also included his routine complaints about the " witch hunt " against him and those associated with it - came ahead of a planned July 16 summit with Putin in Helsinki. On Wednesday Trump said they would discuss Syria and Ukraine among other issues. Their summit could irritate U.S. allies who want to isolate Mr Putin, such as Britain,... [Full Article...]

At least 6 dead after chartered plane crashes in Mumbai

At least 6 dead after chartered plane crashes in Mumbai Speaking to reporters, Prapti Pednekar, a resident in the area, had said: "there is a lot of smoke and no clarity on how many people are inside. All on-board [the] aircraft, along with one person on ground, are dead", the statement read. 'Salute to the pilot who showed presence of mind to avoid a big mishap, saving many lives at the cost of her own life, ' he wrote. Have directed DGCA to conduct... [Full Article...]

China not ‘expansionist’ but won’t give up an inch of territory

China not ‘expansionist’ but won’t give up an inch of territory Beijing claims sovereignty over most of the South China Sea , a busy maritime trade route that is also claimed by Vietnam , Malaysia , the Philippines , Indonesia , Brunei and Taiwan . "Areas of disagreement were identified but not necessarily dwelt upon", Randall Schriver, assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, saying both sides agreed to continue discussio... [Full Article...]

USA envoy Nikki Haley meets Sushma Swaraj

USA envoy Nikki Haley meets Sushma Swaraj Meanwhile in New Delhi , US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said her two-day visit to India is aimed at solidifying the partnership between the two countries. "We will be meeting Mr Ken Juster soon to discuss the matter in detail", he tweeted. "China understands that this trade war situation isn't going to end in a few days or even months", said Bipul Chatterjee, executive director... [Full Article...]


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