World


Donald Trump vows: 'It's going to be only America first'
- January 20, 2017

She praised Trump while simultaneously firing shots at her critics, saying that Trump had done more in a single tweet than former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and incumbent François Hollande had accomplished in a decade. Preparations for the event have been under way for months. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said authorities had "no specific, credible threat" directed at the proceedings and authorities reported few, if any, arrests. (more...)
Gambia: Defeated President Yahya Jammeh faces military showdown
- January 20, 2017

Jammeh had a midday deadline set by the ECOWAS West African regional bloc - but that has come and gone, Eyder adds. Jammeh has resisted strong worldwide pressure for him to step down. "You cannot push us to war for an issue we can solve politically", Badjie said. According to Amnesty International, security forces loyal to Jammeh have been arresting officers suspected of supporting the opposition, youths selling T-shirts with the phrase "Gambia has decided", in reference to the ... (more...)
Pot advocates hand out joints at Trump inauguration Pot advocates hand out joints at Trump inauguration
- January 20, 2017

A law passed D.C. back 2015 allows residents to possess small amounts of pot. Trump has voiced support for state rights in terms of enacting marijuana laws; his attorney general nominee, Alabama Sen. Our sister site LawNewz posted about the legality of the giveaway . Nikola says that they are asking everyone to bring their ID when they show up to the meeting point because they do not want to give out cannabis to anyone underage. (more...)
China says can resolve trade disputes with new USA government
- January 20, 2017

Commenting on protests made by Beijing over Taiwan sending representatives to attend Trump's inauguration, Chiu said that participation is a show of friendship between Taiwan and the United States and that China had nothing to gain from trying to limit Taiwan's normal exchanges and interactions with the United States. (more...)
Cortez Masto will oppose Trump's pick for Education secretary Cortez Masto will oppose Trump's pick for Education secretary
- January 20, 2017

DeVos fudged answers to simple questions. In December, the Patchogue-Medford Board of Education approved a resolution opposing her confirmation. It's the one attached to ArtPrize, that " radically open " art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that awards more than $500,000 to winning artists every year. (more...)
Donald Trump says bye to his Galaxy phone, welcomes highly encrypted handset
- January 20, 2017

Trump believes his tweets are the best way to get around the media, which he says treats him very unfairly. They had to pick from a list of approved, secure devices that would look more at home in a 1970s sci-fi movie than in the hands of a modern U.S. (more...)
Fox News was voters' 'main source' for election news, says Pew Fox News was voters' 'main source' for election news, says Pew
- January 20, 2017

Fox News, featuring Sean Hannity, was the main campaign news source for roughly 1 in 5 voters. Forty percent of Trump-backers said they got their election news from Fox News Channel compared to 3 percent of Clinton voters. Trump supporters stayed with Fox even after the president-elect's well-publicized feud with former Fox star Megyn Kelly, who recently decamped to NBC after filing a sexual harassment suit against former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes. (more...)
Obama provides $500M for Green Fund as farewell gesture Obama provides $500M for Green Fund as farewell gesture
- January 20, 2017

Barack Obama's outgoing administration announced the contribution of $500m (£406m; €468m) on Tuesday, bringing the total funds to date to $1bn. The previous 500 million United States dollar (£410 million) instalment was made in the same way. (more...)
Three dead in Melbourne auto rampage
- January 20, 2017

The number of injured is 20 and police have urged people to avoid CBD. Police have temporarily locked down the centre of the city and suspended tram services. At the end of the footage, the maroon Holden can be seen taking off down Swanston Street, where it mounted the pavement before turning left into Bourke Street Mall. (more...)
Eight survivors found two days after Italian avalanche Eight survivors found two days after Italian avalanche
- January 20, 2017

The national civil protection agency confirmed two more deaths as a result of the quake, taking the total to five, including the two at the hotel. Bini said the rescue had raised hopes others would be found in similar air pockets. Officials told reporters that the victims were suffering from hypothermia. Search and rescue teams maintained the hope of finding survivors of an avalanche that buried a hotel under up to five meters (15 feet) of snow, even two days after the disaster. (more...)
Gabriel Jesus completes Man City move Gabriel Jesus completes Man City move
- January 20, 2017

Indeed, Pep Guardiola's press conferences often take on the tone of strident defences of his keeper and the footballing strategy he underpins rather than any other aspects of their games. "He will have all the time to get involved". If that wasn't enough, Guardiola has lost five league games already this season, the most he has lost as a coach in a single campaign. (more...)
Rep. Thornberry shares thoughts on Affordable Care Act Rep. Thornberry shares thoughts on Affordable Care Act
- January 20, 2017

Though Republicans didn't create this problem, we're going to fix it. He said he prefers the later date. "We're at the talking-point level right now", says Larry Levitt , a top health policy adviser in the Clinton administration now with the Kaiser Family Foundation. (more...)
2016 declared hottest year on record 2016 declared hottest year on record
- January 20, 2017

Global average temperatures during 2016 were 0.99 degrees warmer than the mid-20th century average. " 2016 is remarkably the third record year in a row in this series ", said NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies director Gavin Schmidt . (more...)
Suspect in theft of $1.6M in gold flakes caught, report says Suspect in theft of $1.6M in gold flakes caught, report says
- January 20, 2017

He headed to Florida, then California, before making his way to Ecuador, officials said. After a search that spanned thousands of miles across two continents over the course of months, authorities arrested Julio Nivelo Thursday. Nivelo, who also goes by David Vargas, is suspected to be hiding out in Los Angeles, police told Patch. Those 20 seconds were long enough for the thief to strike: he goes to grab the 86-pound bucket and makes a run for it, though he clearly has difficulty maneuvering ... (more...)
Marine Le Pen is now leading among French voters Marine Le Pen is now leading among French voters
- January 20, 2017

The poll shows a significant drop for center-right Fillon, and a significant consolidation for Le Pen as well as Macron, with the latter rising dramatically over the past few weeks. She also voiced doubt about the virtues of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Mr Fillon, whose unexpected win in last year's Republican primary propelled him into the limelight, has failed to garner support from conservative voters, whom are feeling increasingly underwhelmed by his radical political ideas, a ... (more...)
Russian prime minister: Obama's mistakes 'will be remembered by history' Russian prime minister: Obama's mistakes 'will be remembered by history'
- January 20, 2017

Former model Melania Trump is married to American businessman and designated 45th President of the United States , Donald Trump . Medvedev noted that Russian-American efforts in these areas led to outcomes that are "important for the entire world". (more...)
Scores killed, 120 wounded after jet mistakenly bombs Nigerian refugee camp Scores killed, 120 wounded after jet mistakenly bombs Nigerian refugee camp
- January 20, 2017

Maj. Gen. Last month, the army said the conflict was in its final stages after eight years of violence, in which 20,000 people have been killed and 2 million others left homeless. The organization said the jet dropped two bombs during the attack after it had circled the area twice. Human Rights Watch said the dead included nine aid workers. (more...)
Bridges not Walls: Activists protest Trump inauguration with banner drops
- January 20, 2017

Displaying messages of positivity on bridges, protesters are expressing solidarity with migrants and the need for equality. The groups pictured met on Vauxhall, Westminster, and Waterloo bridges in central London, and the organisation claims to have organised protests on 10 bridges in London and more than 150 across the country. (more...)
Indiana Supreme Court Justice Rucker will retire this spring Indiana Supreme Court Justice Rucker will retire this spring
- January 20, 2017

Prior to his Supreme Court appointment, Rucker served on the Indiana Court of Appeals having been appointed by Governor Evan Bayh in 1991. Rush also used part of her 2017 address to honor Justice Robert Rucker, the longest-tenured justice now on the Indiana Supreme Court. (more...)
Thousands of Florida activists head north for Women's March on Washington
- January 20, 2017

Majority are nationally recognized for their feminist activism and fighting for women's rights. We will be posting more details shortly about the march. Due to a variety of factors, including the travel time and the inconvenient overlap with the first weekend of the spring semester, many CWRU students who would be marching if given the opportunity will be left on the sidelines. (more...)