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Judge Extends Block on Trump Travel Ban Judge Extends Block on Trump Travel Ban
- April 01, 2017

Hawaii argued the temporary block enacted two weeks ago needed to be extended until the state's lawsuit is resolved and to ensure the rights of Muslims across the USA are upheld after the "repeated stops and starts of the last two months". (more...)
Senator Capito expresses support for President Trump's Executive Order
- April 01, 2017

In many sectors, a shift from coal is underway. The order will also restart the federal coal leasing program, which allows energy companies to buy the rights to mine on federal lands. Climate change is an urgent economic and national security challenge that is already beginning to have disastrous effects. According to Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Trump's executive order "will make things harder, not easier for ... (more...)
Trump Signs Two New Executive Orders On Trade
- April 01, 2017

Tough talk on trade, Trump said as he signed the orders, was what won him the popular vote. While he didn't chastise Beijing in his latest remarks , he mentioned Chinese President Xi Jinping's planned visit to Florida next week. The second directive will order stricter and more effective enforcement of USA anti-dumping laws to prevent foreign manufacturers from undercutting United States companies by selling goods at an unfair price. (more...)
5 killed in shootings on Chicago's South Side 5 killed in shootings on Chicago's South Side
- April 01, 2017

Dillon Jackson, 20, was found dead outside the restaurant and his 19-year-old brother Raheem was found slumped against a tree near the eatery. The man who was killed outside of the neighborhood's cultural and recreational center was said to be a known gang member even though authorities don't yet know if his murder was connected to his gang affiliation, USA Today said. (more...)
UN Ambassador Haley: "The Days of Israel-Bashing Are Over"
- April 01, 2017

But Netanyahu, speaking via satellite link from Jerusalem, avoided any mention of the delicate discussions and stopped short of reiterating a commitment to a two-state solution to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "You see that expressed in seeing Ambassador [Nikki] Haley standing up for what's right and the truth at the United Nations", he said of the USA envoy who frequently accuses the United Nations of institutional bias against Israel. (more...)
Former federal judge goes missing from Lackawanna County home
- April 01, 2017

Thursday. Investigators ask that anyone who may have seen Judge Kosik or his vehicle call 911. "Communications with the family has revealed that Judge Kosik has taken medication to aid in memory loss". Kosik, who served more than 30 years on the federal bench, was reported missing at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The judge, who has been taking medicine for memory loss, was last seen attempting to enter the pharmacy at Bill's ShopRite on the Daleville Highway at 11:05 p.m. (more...)
Chinese leader, US' Tillerson focus on developing ties Chinese leader, US' Tillerson focus on developing ties
- April 01, 2017

He said that the two sides agreed to keep close communication to ensure the success of the meeting between the two presidents as well as exchanges at other levels. Beijing, however, has been irked by calls that it isn't doing enough to lessen tensions in the region. An unbylined opinion piece Friday in the Global Times, a Chinese state-run tabloid, made a similar point. (more...)
Most Disapprove Of Trump, Except On Economy
- April 01, 2017

The president continues to churn executive orders, sign bills into law that reverse the gains of the Obama presidency that protect the environment, the rights of the working middle class, the rights of consumers against greedy businessmen and corporations, the access of the poor and older Americans to basic social services like education, food assistance, health care, etc. (more...)
Sacked Korean President abandons 9 dogs in palace
- April 01, 2017

South Korea's first woman president, Park also became its first to be impeached after the Constitutional Court this month unanimously concluded that she had "continuously" breached the law during her four years in office. All were her lawyers during the impeachment trial. Park is expected to arrive at the main gate of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office in Seocho-dong shortly before 9:30 a.m., after a 15-minute ride by vehicle from her private residence in Samseong-dong. (more...)
Trump paying $25M after judge approves Trump University deal
- April 01, 2017

The agreement, which was announced 10 days after Trump won the November 8 election, covers two federal class-action cases in California and a separate suit brought by the NY attorney general against the university, a for-profit entity that opened in 2004 and closed in 2010. (more...)
European Union powerhouses fire Brexit warning shots
- April 01, 2017

During the Saturday summit, EU leaders are expected to sign the Rome declaration , prepared jointly by European Council President Donald Tusk, President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, as well as Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat. (more...)
Venezuela top prosecutor says Supreme Court 'broke' constitution
- April 01, 2017

Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz said today that the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) to take over the functions of the National Assembly represents a constitutional rupture, reported dpa. "You have a new opportunity to show the country and global community if you are with the dictatorship or want your children and grandchildren to grow and live in a country where there's democracy and liberty", said David Smolansky, a Caracas area mayor. (more...)
Putin aide says US-Russia relations at a low
- April 01, 2017

Flynn himself - forced to resign after lying about his own ties to Russian Federation. An immunity deal would make it extraordinarily hard for the Justice Department to prosecute Flynn, said the daily.Asked about Flynn's offer, Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, said the Russian government has not given it "any evaluations". (more...)
Turkey threatens to cancel European Union migrant deal following tensions Turkey threatens to cancel European Union migrant deal following tensions
- April 01, 2017

Cavusoglu also predicted that "religious wars" will start in Europe due to the rise of the far right, saying the continent was being taken "to the cliff". The Dutch prevented two Turkish ministers from holding rallies in the Netherlands that were held to encourage Turks in the country to vote for reforms that would give President Erdogan more power. (more...)
Key Democrats say they will filibuster Colorado's Neil Gorsuch Key Democrats say they will filibuster Colorado's Neil Gorsuch
- April 01, 2017

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., announced Thursday that he will oppose the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. - First, Judge Gorsuch was unable to sufficiently convince me that he'd be an independent check on a president who has shown nearly no restraint from executive overreach. (more...)
Putin meets France's Le Pen in Kremlin
- April 01, 2017

Le Pen is polling to reach the runoff in France's presidential election on May 7 but is predicted to lose to independent centrist Emmanuel Macron . According to her Twitter account, the two "discussed at length the global situation and Islamist terror", as well as "the fate of eastern Christians, who are threatened every day by Islamist fundamentalists". (more...)
What the Federal Bureau of Investigation is now investigating should seriously worry Donald Trump What the Federal Bureau of Investigation is now investigating should seriously worry Donald Trump
- April 01, 2017

So, we kind of don't know where we are here. In spite of all the evidence, that lie gave Trump notoriety and publicity, and he refused to retract his charges until at least four years went by. "No president could", Comey said. "Witnesses in the hearing are now fact checking the President's tweets about the hearing during the hearing!" Asked whether @POTUS' Twitter commentary was accurate, Comey clarified that "it certainly wasn't our intention to say that today because we don't ... (more...)
Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and Mandela ally, dies
- April 01, 2017

Kathrada, who dedicated his life to fighting the racial injustice of white-minority rule, was also one of the most senior African National Congress (ANC) leaders to criticise Zuma as allegations of government corruption mounted. Kathrada was among more than 150 members of the African National Congress acquitted on charges of "high treason" after a four-year-trial in 1961. Kathrada was born to immigrant Indian parents in the Schweizer-Reneke province of South