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‘Know your rights’: Chicago leaders, activists bracing for weekend ICE raids ‘Know your rights’: Chicago leaders, activists bracing for weekend ICE raids
- July 13, 2019

According to homeland security officials who spoke to the Times , the raids - which President Trump strongly supports - were initially delayed due to resistance by some within the administration's immigration agency. New York Attorney General Letitia James is promising to protect those involved in the raids. In a typical week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests thousands of immigrants who are staying in the country illegally, according to government data. (more...)
Major Fire At Power Station In Moscow Region Injures Many Major Fire At Power Station In Moscow Region Injures Many
- July 13, 2019

First responders told journalists that some of those injured were employees of an automobile fix shop located near the power plant. There was no risk of the fire spreading to residential areas, she said, adding that firefighters hoped to extinguish the blaze within the hour. (more...)
South Korea proposes UN probe over Japanese sanctions claims South Korea proposes UN probe over Japanese sanctions claims
- July 13, 2019

Kim You-geun, deputy director of South Korea's presidential national security office, said South Korea has been thoroughly implementing United Nations sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. South Korea says Japanese officials cited inadequate bilateral discussions as a reason why they tightened controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, but they didn't clearly say whether Tokyo believes Seoul may have illegally transferred sensitive materials to North Korea. (more...)
Alexander Acosta Steps Down As Labor Secretary Amid Epstein Controversy Alexander Acosta Steps Down As Labor Secretary Amid Epstein Controversy
- July 13, 2019

Pres Trump said today he never "went to Epstein's Island " and Kelly Anne Conway said a few days ago, that Trump and Epstein had not been in contact in "over a decade". In addition, the chief state prosecutor Acosta threw under the bus angrily denied the Labor secretary's account of how the deal went down, alleging that "secret negotiations" between Acosta and Epstein's attorney sabotaged a federal investigation . (more...)
Von der Leyen: EU's door should remain open to the Western Balkans Von der Leyen: EU's door should remain open to the Western Balkans
- July 13, 2019

The European Parliament is due to vote on her candidacy next week. She added that as she has a child studying in the United Kingdom, "I know first-hand how the debates are - so respect, and good luck". Her earlier meetings with the EPP, Eurosceptic group and socialists were not broadcast online. And she said that the bloc should harvest the economic benefits of transitioning to environmentally friendly policies. (more...)
Coast Guard conducts daring drug interception at sea Coast Guard conducts daring drug interception at sea
- July 12, 2019

The cutter then launched a helicopter beyond the line of sight of the submersible, and directed the two smaller boats to its location. The US Coast Guard cutter Munro intercepted several suspected drug-smuggling vessels, including a semi-submersible vessel, also known as a narco-submarine, and two boats in the eastern Pacific Ocean over the course of June 2019, the coast guard said . (more...)
DOJ Instructs Mueller Deputies Not To Appear For Testimony DOJ Instructs Mueller Deputies Not To Appear For Testimony
- July 12, 2019

In addition to Jared Kushner , Trump's son-in-law and an influential White House advisor, the officials include former attorney general Jeff Sessions and his former deputy Rod Rosenstein , and former White House chief of staff John Kelly . (more...)
U.S. appeals court dismisses emoluments lawsuit against Trump U.S. appeals court dismisses emoluments lawsuit against Trump
- July 12, 2019

A three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled unanimously that the attorneys general did not have the standing to bring the lawsuit and instructed a lower court to dismiss the lawsuit. The third major lawsuit was brought by the attorneys general in D.C. and Maryland, who argued their states' business interests competed with Trump properties. (more...)
Russian S-400 defense system delivered in Ankara on Friday Russian S-400 defense system delivered in Ankara on Friday
- July 12, 2019

The delivery of parts of the system will continue in the coming days and authorities will decide "how it will be used" once the system is made operational, Turkey's defense industry authority said in a statement . USA officials have since encouraged Turkey to buy the Patriot missile defense system instead of the S-400s. Turkey says the system is a strategic defence requirement, particularly to secure its southern borders with Syria and Iraq. (more...)
Vitro Fertilisation: US couple sue fertility clinic for using embryo Vitro Fertilisation: US couple sue fertility clinic for using embryo
- July 12, 2019

According to their lawsuit, they claim the clinic knew about the embryo mix-up but advised the couple to continue on with the pregnancy. At least two couples are suing a California fertility clinic for an embryo mixup that led one of them to have one of the others' baby . (more...)
Venezuela President ‘Optimistic’ About Peace With Opposition Venezuela President ‘Optimistic’ About Peace With Opposition
- July 12, 2019

Guaido in January proclaimed himself the rightful president of Venezuela, dismissing President Maduro's 2018 re-election as a fraud, a move recognized by more than 50 states including the U.S. Oil-rich Venezuela has been ravaged by five years of recession marked by shortages of food, medicine and other basic necessities, and the economic woes have been exacerbated by the political crisis. (more...)
United States to enlist allies in gulf as Iran warns Britain of repercussions United States to enlist allies in gulf as Iran warns Britain of repercussions
- July 12, 2019

Any conflict and tension in the Persian Gulf region which, EU, Japan, India and China's economies are heavily dependent on means a great blow to the countrys' economies, therefore many suspicious incidents and tensions created by Washington and its proxies in Persian Gulf region like attacking oil tankers can be interpreted as the White House's measures to contain its global economic rivals in order to guarantee the U.S. (more...)
Supporters of jailed British far-right activist Tommy Robinson clash with police Supporters of jailed British far-right activist Tommy Robinson clash with police
- July 11, 2019

Robinson had instructed his lawyer "to read out a series of past Contempt of Court findings against newspapers which (in summary) had not led to jail terms for editors or reporters accused of disrupting trials", according to BBC reporter Dominic Casciani, but to no avail, with judges imposing a custodial term only one month shorter than his previous sentence, declaring that "the main objective of the penalty is punishment and deterrence". (more...)
Train Collision in Punjab Train Collision in Punjab
- July 11, 2019

At least 11 people were killed and almost 80 injured when two trains collided in central Pakistan early Thursday, officials said. At least 18 passengers are confirmed dead while over 60 people are injured - some of them critically - and officials fear that the death toll might go up. (