WASHINGTONNEWSTIMES.COM: The Worldwide Leader in News 2019-06-15 00:30

U.S. plan to make Guatemala take asylum seekers called ludicrous by rights group

A U.S. plan to make asylum seekers from Honduras and El Salvador seek refuge in Guatemala instead of the United States would endanger, not protect, refugees, a prominent rights group said on...

U.S. plan to make Guatemala take asylum seekers called ludicrous by rights group

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Beto O'Rourke peddles false claim that Trump called asylum-seekers 'animals' Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a candidate for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination, used a televised town hall event Tuesday night to spread the debunked claim that President Trump called asylum seekers “animals."...
2019-05-22 11:45

Migrants, asylum seekers detained in Hungary ‘deliberately deprived of food’: UN human rights office The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday it was alarmed by reports that migrants and asylum seekers who are being held in Hungarian detention centres are being “deliberately deprived of food in contravention of international laws and standar...
2019-05-21 19:15

Asylum seekers say U.S. officials returned them to Mexico but kept their IDs Virginia, an 18-year-old from Guatemala who is seeking asylum in the United States, had just one form of identification on her long journey north: her birth certificate....
2019-05-31 23:15

UN moves 149 refugees, asylum seekers from Tripoli to Rome UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says 149 refugees and asylum seekers have been safely evacuated from the Libyan capital to Rome. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said the evacuees — nearly half of them children — were moved Thursday from a U...
2019-05-30 21:15

More asylum seekers sue Trump administration over prolonged U.S. detention A group of detained asylum seekers sued the U.S. government on Thursday claiming immigration officials in five southern states are systematically denying them parole....
2019-05-31 05:15

Australian minister in Sri Lanka to lay out stance on asylum seekers A senior Australian minister will meet Sri Lanka's leaders in Colombo later on Tuesday to discuss border control and security matters following reports that the Australian navy had intercepted and returned several boats carrying asylum seekers....
2019-06-04 07:00

U.S. says to expand program sending asylum seekers to Mexico Mexico has agreed to take more migrants seeking asylum in the United States while they await adjudication of their cases, according to details of an agreement reached late on Friday that led President Donald Trump to call off threatened tariffs....
2019-06-08 04:30

U.S. doubled number of asylum seekers sent to Mexico daily: official Luis Carlos Cano, a spokesman for Mexico's national immigration agency in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, said starting Thursday some 200 asylum seekers per day were being sent back, up from 100 previously....
2019-06-15 08:00

President Trump Wants Asylum Seekers to Stay in Mexico. Here’s How That Would Work Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States could soon spend months or even years in Mexico waiting for their cases to be heard, but they will not yet be required to seek asylum there first. President Donald Trump has pushed for a so-called...
2019-06-11 00:15

Mexico rejects idea to keep Central American asylum seekers Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Monday that his country would reject a proposed solution to the immigration and tariff stand-off with the U.S. that would involve it keeping Central American asylum seekers....
2019-06-04 03:30

U.S. pushes Mexico to take more asylum seekers, tighten controls: sources The United States is pushing Mexico to keep asylum seekers on its side of the border, clamp down on people smugglers and tighten controls on migrants in the south of the country, three Mexican sources said ahead of talks in Washington on Wednesday....
2019-06-05 22:15

Trump slams Mexico, Democrats over spike in asylum seekers at border President Trump slammed Mexico and Democratic lawmakers on Friday for the growing number of asylum seekers overwhelming the US southern border — the morning after he slapped Mexico with a new tariff as punishment for failing to stanch the flow. “Mexi...
2019-05-31 18:15

Homeland Security chief says 90% of asylum seekers miss court dates The acting Homeland Security secretary said on Tuesday that 90 percent of asylum seekers are missing their court dates after being released into the US. Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan told the Senate Judiciary Committee that a new pilot program res...
2019-06-12 09:30

U.S. sending more asylum seekers back to Mexico via Texas border crossing: official The U.S. government on Thursday began ramping up the pace of returns of asylum seekers to Mexico to wait out their U.S. court hearings by sending around 200 migrants back through the El Paso, Texas, port of entry, according to a Mexican official....
2019-06-15 00:30

Asylum seekers in Sri Lanka fear for their safety, in wake of Easter Sunday terror attacks Since the suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21, there have been concerns for the safety of refugees and asylum seekers living in the country: in the immediate aftermath, there were reports of refugees being targeted and forced from their homes b...
2019-06-01 00:00

Mexico aims to avoid tariffs with potential deal limiting migrants going north, allowing U.S. to deport Central American asylum seekers The accord is not final, and President Trump might not accept it, but the deal would overhaul asylum rules and send thousands of Mexican national guard troops to the border with Guatemala....
2019-06-07 08:30

US and Mexico working on plan to stop migrants at Guatemala border: report US and Mexican officials are floating a plan to deploy thousands of Mexican troops on the Guatemalan border to choke off the flow of illegal immigrants — and persuade President Trump to back off imposing tariffs on Mexican imports. Mexico would send ...
2019-06-07 09:15

U.S.-Mexico migrant deal includes regional asylum plan: document The U.S.-Mexico migration agreement reached last week includes a regional asylum plan and Mexico's commitment to examine and potentially change its laws, according to a copy held up to journalists by President Donald Trump on Tuesday....
2019-06-11 21:30

U.S. ramps up Mexico asylum returns, Trump confirms 'safe third country' plan The United States has doubled the number of asylum seekers it sends back each day to Mexico from El Paso, Texas, a Mexican immigration official said on Friday, in the first sign of action following a deal struck to avert U.S. tariffs last week....
2019-06-15 00:30

Rights group: Pakistan shouldn’t execute mentally ill man MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A rights group has urged the Pakistani government not to execute a prisoner with “clear symptoms of mental illness” scheduled to be hanged in two days. Sarah Belal, executive director of Justice Project Pakistan, w...
2019-06-16 11:30

Rights group: Abuses in Egypt’s Sinai amount to war crimes CAIRO (AP) — A leading international rights group has accused Egypt’s security forces of committing widespread abuses against civilians in the Sinai Peninsula, where Egypt has been battling Islamic militants for years. Human Rights Watch allege...
2019-05-28 10:30

Rights group accuses Egyptian forces of war crimes in Sinai Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in northern Sinai, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday....
2019-05-28 18:15

Rights group says Mexico puts activists on trial to win over Trump Mexico will try two veteran organizers of migrant caravans on Tuesday in a move that rights activists said was aimed at appeasing the Trump administration after an agreement last week that averted new U.S. tariffs on its southern neighbor....
2019-06-11 06:45

23 Inmates Killed in Venezuelan Prison Uprising, Says Rights Group (CARACAS, Venezuela) — A showdown between armed inmates and guards in an overcrowded cellblock of a Venezuelan jail Friday left at least 23 prisoners dead, a prisoner rights groups said. The clash started when inmates, many armed, refused to le...
2019-05-24 23:15

Rights group cheers Bhutan’s move to legalize gay relations NEW DELHI (AP) — A global rights group has welcomed Bhutan’s move toward becoming the latest South Asian nation to decriminalize homosexuality. The tiny Himalayan kingdom’s lower house of Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Friday to repea...
2019-06-09 14:30

Human rights group locates North Korean execution sites A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary and aggressive use of the death penalty that is meant to in...
2019-06-10 18:45

Rights group asks for worker-safety probe at Tokyo Olympics A former Olympian who heads a human-rights watchdog is asking the IOC and Tokyo Olympic organizers to investigate worker safety at venues under construction        ...
2019-06-07 08:15

Rights group tries to block new Saudi ship from leaving France with arms A French rights group sought on Tuesday to block the loading of what it said were munitions onto a Saudi Arabian ship docked in southern France, as pressure mounts on Paris to stop military sales to the kingdom....
2019-05-28 20:15

Iran secretly executed teenage boys, human rights group says Iran secretly executed two 17-year-old teenagers, said the rights group Amnesty International, which criticized the country for its "utter disdain for international law and the rights of children."...
2019-05-21 21:15

Rights group: India controls Kashmir, Jammu rebels with torture A rights group said Monday it wants the U.N. to look into how India responds to uprisings in the territory of Kashmir, saying forces there routinely use torture to subdue dissent....
2019-05-21 14:45

Human rights group accuses Egyptian forces of war crimes in Sinai CAIRO – Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in northern Sinai, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. Egypt’s ground and air forces last year launched a major operat...
2019-05-28 20:45

NRA responds to Gillibrand put-down by posting her 2008 letter praising gun-rights group One day after Kirsten Gillibrand slammed the National Rifle Association (NRA) as the "worst organization in this country," the NRA on Monday reposted an effusive letter it received from Gillibrand in 2008, in which the then-congresswoman praised "the...
2019-06-03 22:30

Hundreds of North Korean Public Execution Sites Have Been Identified, Rights Group Says (SEOUL, South Korea) — A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary and aggressive use of the deat...
2019-06-11 06:45

Rights group tries to block new Saudi ship from leaving France with arms cargo A French rights group sought on Tuesday to block the loading of what it said were munitions onto a Saudi Arabian ship docked in southern France, as pressure mounts on Paris to stop military sales to the kingdom....
2019-05-28 18:15

Hungary drops courts plan opposed by EU, rights groups The plans for administrative courts have been at the center of the confrontation between the nationalist, ruling Fidesz party and the European Union. Critics said they would give too much power to the justice minister....
2019-05-30 18:45

U.S. presidential hopeful Harris unveils plan to protect abortion rights Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris unveiled a new plan to protect abortion access on Tuesday, joining fellow White House hopefuls pushing back against Republican-backed state laws that restrict a woman's right to end a pregnancy....
2019-05-29 11:45

Safaricom, Vodacom plan $13 million purchase of M-Pesa rights from Vodafone Kenya's Safaricom will start a joint venture with Vodacom to acquire the intellectual property rights to the popular M-Pesa mobile financial services platform from Britain's Vodafone, Safaricom's CEO said on Thursday....
2019-05-24 04:15

Democrat Cory Booker announces plan to protect abortion rights Democratic U.S. Senator Cory Booker on Wednesday announced a series of executive actions he would take to protect abortion rights if he is elected president, as new statewide restrictions have thrust the issue into the 2020 campaign....
2019-05-22 18:30

Democrat O'Rourke unveils voting rights plan to get 35 million more to the polls Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke issued an ambitious plan on Wednesday to revamp the U.S. voting system by cracking down on voter suppression and getting an additional 35 million people to the ballot box by the 2024 elections....
2019-06-05 18:15

U.S. presidential hopeful Harris to unveil plan to protect abortion rights Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris will unveil a new plan to protect abortion rights on Tuesday, joining fellow White House hopefuls pushing back against Republican-backed state laws that restrict a woman's right to end a pregnancy....
2019-05-28 21:45

Abortion rights supporters plan hundreds of #StopTheBans rallies across nation Tuesday Hundreds of rallies were set across the nation as supporters vented frustrations at actions by several states aimed at restricting access to abortions.        ...
2019-05-21 18:45

CBOE and C2 Plan to List Options on Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) announced today that the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchange (C2) plan to list options on Alibaba Group Holding Limited (ticker symbol: BABA) beginni...
2019-05-22 22:15

Democrat O'Rourke unveils new plan to protect abortion rights as he seeks to halt slide in polls Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke unveiled an ambitious plan to protect abortion rights on Tuesday through mobilizing every branch of the U.S government to defend a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy....
2019-05-22 09:15

Bold Plan for Detroit: Make Big Three Into Big Two A two-way combination between Fiat Chrysler, General Motors or Ford would offer domination of the lucrative pickups-and-SUV business, delivering more pricing power, lower costs and provide extra cash to fund moonshot ideas that could help auto makers...
2019-06-08 00:45

Apple's Got a Fresh Plan to Make HomeKit Actually Useful When it comes to smart home platforms, Apple HomeKit’s been sort of like the ugly stepchild. Smart home devices were much slower to adopt it than Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, and even though it works well, it required a bit more research to make...
2019-06-04 00:15

Ex-Minnesota cop who killed bride-to-be proposes ludicrous sentence The former Minnesota cop convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed Australian bride-to-be has proposed a bizarre sentence to “honor” her. Mohamed Noor, 33, filed a motion Wednesday asking a judge to lock him up for weeklong stints that ove...
2019-06-06 21:15

Abortion rights supporters make voices heard loud and clear at #StopTheBans rallies across the nation Hundreds of rallies took place across the nation as supporters vented frustrations at actions by several states aimed at restricting access to abortions.        ...
2019-05-21 21:45

Chinese-Taiwanese group to make formal decision for Japan Display deal in June -Nikkei A Chinese-Taiwanese investor consortium has told Japan Display Inc that it would make a formal decision whether to invest in the Apple Inc supplier by June 14, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday....
2019-05-30 10:45

Chinese-Taiwanese group to make formal decision for Japan Display deal in June: Nikkei A Chinese-Taiwanese investor consortium has told Japan Display Inc that it would make a formal decision whether to invest in the Apple Inc supplier by June 14, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday....
2019-05-30 11:15

Drake's Toronto superfandom: annoying, ludicrous and completely understandable The rapper has spent the last six weeks making the Raptors’ playoff run about him rather than the team, but celebrity fans are part of the NBA’s heritageTo get the most obvious controversy out of the way first, the debate over whether Drake – Toronto...
2019-05-30 16:30

New Jersey unveils energy plan to make state 100% clean by 2050 New Jersey released a draft energy plan on Monday that provides an initial blueprint for the total conversion of the state's energy profile to 100 percent clean energy by 2050:...
2019-06-10 23:45

ZipRecruiter Taps AI to Let Employers Pursue Job Seekers ZipRecruiter is the latest job-search company to roll out a new feature driven by artificial intelligence to address challenges facing employers and potential applicants....
2019-06-10 15:15

Thrill-seekers take zipline ride off Eiffel Tower Volunteers jumped off a platform hanging from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday for a thrilling ride down an 2,600 foot zipline.        ...
2019-05-29 00:15

Elizabeth Warren gains momentum in the 2020 race plan by plan The senator’s ‘I have a plan’ mantra has become a rallying cry as she edges her way to the top – but is it enough to get past the roadblocks of Biden and Sanders?Plan by plan, Elizabeth Warren is making inroads and gaining on her rivals in the 2020 D...
2019-06-09 10:00

Cheap cell phone plan from Tello: save 50% off any plan for a month If you're looking for a cheap cell phone plan that doesn't involve complicated contracts, then you've come to the right place. Tello, a low-cost cell phone carrier, is offering 50% off all plans for the first month of service. This lim...
2019-05-21 19:45

Mexico to deploy 6,000 troops to border with Guatemala The Mexican government will deploy 6,000 troops to its southern border with Guatemala on Monday — members of a billion-dollar force originally set up to combat drug-trafficking cartels — as part of a series of “unprecedented steps” meant to stem the ...
2019-06-09 14:30

Guatemala election crimes prosecutor on leave due to threats Guatemala’s top prosecutor for electoral crimes has taken temporary leave from his post due to unspecified threats, just days before the country holds national elections...
2019-06-13 01:15

Former first lady Torres takes lead in Guatemala election Center-left candidate Sandra Torres took an early lead in Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday but was well short of an outright majority and will likely face a major test from a conservative challenger in a run-off....
2019-06-17 09:30

Guatemala votes for new president, runoff likely to decide outcome Guatemalans on Sunday voted for a new president, who will face the daunting challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has ravaged the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United States, stoking tensions with President Donald Trump....
2019-06-17 05:00

Sunnyside wrestling great talks about Pan Am Games in Guatemala GUATEMALA – Former Sunnyside wrestling great Roman Bravo-Young, who ended his high school career with four state championships and no losses, has just won another gold medal. Bravo-Young talks about his experience at the Jr. Pan-Am games with T...
2019-06-10 09:30

Guatemala votes for new president as gang violence soars Ending gang violence has become a priority for citizens in Guatemala, a country with one of the highest homicide rates in the world. One top candidate, a former attorney general, has fled to the US, citing death threats....
2019-06-16 16:30

U.S. Promises Security Aid, but No Funds, to Guatemala to Curb Migration In Guatemala, the homeland security secretary offset requests for restoring funding cuts by offering hands-on assistance from United States agents and investigators....
2019-06-01 18:30

Guatemala volcano kills 75 as ash buries entire villages The Fuego volcano in Guatemala has exploded and spewed out molten rock and ash, killing at least 75 people in the country's most violent eruption for over a century...
2019-05-21 18:45

Guatemala's ambassador to Mexico injured in traffic accident Guatemala's ambassador to Mexico, Nelson Olivero, was injured in a traffic accident in Mexico City, along with several others from the embassy, the Guatemalan foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday....
2019-05-26 11:45

Guatemala, Belize take territorial dispute to World Court The International Court of Justice said on Wednesday it had been notified by Guatemala and Belize that they wish it to help them resolve a border dispute....
2019-06-12 14:30

Government warnings can’t turn back migrants from Guatemala SAN CRISTOBAL DE TOTONICAPAN, Guatemala — Dressed in a bright orange shirt, Francisco Gomez yells and uses his arms to vigorously direct the myriad souped-up buses at the crossroads known as Cuatro Caminos, or Four Roads. This is the busy roadway one...
2019-06-02 00:30

Guatemala election: corruption creeps in again four years after uprising Backlash against anti-corruption efforts will have real consequences as Guatemala heads to the polls on SundayAs day broke over Guatemala’s national palace on 3 September 2015, Gabriel Wer celebrated what promised to be a new dawn for Guatemala.The p...
2019-06-13 15:45

Drug cartels' ties to politics in spotlight as Guatemala votes The mayor of Nueva Concepcion, a town on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, stands accused by prosecutors of drug trafficking and money laundering for Mexican cartels that use the coastal route to transport cocaine to the United States....
2019-06-14 09:30

FROM THE FIELD: Murals help heal wounds of bloody conflict in Guatemala “The villagers knew that the military kidnapped [indigenous] people and brought them here and tortured them. While alive, they were forced to dig their own graves. Some would be buried in the ground, here, still half alive.” The chilling words of Ros...
2019-06-08 20:30

Mexico sees 'better conditions' to tackle migration with next Guatemala leader Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he hoped scope for cooperation with Guatemala on containing migrant flows from Central America to the United States would improve after the election of the country's next leader....
2019-06-03 20:30

Campaign chaos sows disillusion ahead of Guatemala vote The road to Sunday’s presidential election in Guatemala has been a flurry of court rulings and shenanigans, illegal party-switching and allegations of malfeasance that torpedoed some candidacies...
2019-06-14 22:45

Guatemala to elect president amid tensions over violence, migration Guatemalans on Sunday will vote for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has convulsed the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United States, fueling tensions with President Donald Trump....
2019-06-16 13:45

Guatemala says it’s working with the U.S. to tighten borders, break up migrant caravans Guatemalan Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart told The Post that officials are working with attorneys from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to revise its border-control agreement with its Central American neighbors....
2019-06-06 10:15

Guatemala election headed for runoff, former first lady Torres leads Guatemala's presidential election appeared to be headed for a runoff as partial results on Monday gave center-left candidate Sandra Torres an early lead but far short of the majority needed to avoid a second round against a conservative rival....
2019-06-17 09:30

Thelma Cabrera: indigenous, female and shaking up Guatemala's election The campesino leader is running for president in a country whose indigenous majority is chronically overlooked – and she has a chance of making the runoffAn indigenous campesino woman who pledges to root out racism is hoping to cause a historic upse...
2019-06-15 15:00

Guatemala votes for new president amid tensions over violence, migration Guatemalans on Sunday began voting for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has convulsed the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United States, fueling tensions with President Donald Trump....
2019-06-16 20:30

Guatemala busts alleged $10 million people-smuggling ring Guatemalan officials say they have broken up a people-smuggling ring that purportedly moved 800 migrants a year through the country and took in some $10 million doing so...
2019-05-29 18:15

Mexican troop deployment may halt Guatemala’s thriving raft industry TECÚN UMAN, GUATEMALA — Clutching a folder holding his ID documents, Steven Martinez stood uncertainly in no man’s land — the middle of the Rodolfo Robles bridge connecting Guatemala to Mexico — in this frontier outpost named for a Mayan warrior. Mar...
2019-06-09 14:30

Guatemala’s Anti-Corruption Fight Inspired Latin America. It May Be Shut Down. A panel of United Nations-backed investigators charged around 700 people. Other countries wanted their own anti-graft groups, but a coming election may spell its end....
2019-05-21 21:45

Guatemala Candidates Target Economic Roots of Migration, Abandon Graft Agency Guatemala’s presidential election looks set to deliver a leader focused on tackling the economic roots of migration, but the top candidates don’t plan to keep a U.N.-backed agency targeting the corruption that facilitated violence driving Guatemalans...
2019-06-15 04:45

Guatemala's center-left candidate Torres takes early lead in election Early results from Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday showed center-left candidate Sandra Torres leading the race from her nearest conservative rival Alejandro Giammattei by more than seven percentage points....
2019-06-17 09:30

Homeland chief cuts deal to stop historic flow of illegal immigrants from Guatemala Guatemala, which has lost over 1% of its population to the United States via illegal immigration since just September, has signed a deal with President Trump’s Homeland Security chief to stop the surge....
2019-05-29 02:30

Businesswoman and Former First Lady Sandra Torres Is Ahead in Guatemala’s Election, Early Results Show GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Early results in Guatemala’s presidential election point to a businesswoman in the lead in a nation where tens of thousands have fled poverty and gang violence to seek a new life in the United States.Three hours afte...
2019-06-17 09:45

Trump says he's considering giving Venezuelans asylum U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was looking into the possibility of granting asylum or temporary protected status to Venezuelans fleeing political turmoil in their country....
2019-06-12 01:45

Make-A-Wish granted my brother $15,000. Why did it make me angry? Courtney Lund O’Neill’s brother was granted a material wish but her family’s spiritual wish for his healing went unansweredWhen my little brother was granted a wish from Make-A-Wish earlier this year, I wasn’t happy like my mom was, who doled out the...
2019-05-31 13:30

Upsurge of Asylum Requests Tests Mexico As Mexico pledges to step up its efforts to stop migrants from crossing into the U.S., it faces an upsurge in asylum requests at its own southern border....
2019-06-14 00:15

EU sees sharp rise in asylum applications from Venezuela The number of applications for asylum in the EU is back up. While Syrians and Afghans formerly topped the list, the EU has seen a surge in the number of refugees from Latin America — particularly Venezuela....
2019-06-11 10:30

No expansion yet of U.S.-Mexico asylum program after Trump deal U.S.-bound asylum seekers are not yet being sent back to additional Mexican border towns to await processing after a deal on Friday called for the program to be immediately extended to the whole border, three Mexican officials said....
2019-06-10 06:15

German media report increase in EU asylum applications The number of applications for asylum in the EU is back up. About 206,500 applications were submitted during the first four months of 2019, compared with 179,000 in 2019, according to the European Asylum Support Office....
2019-06-11 04:45

It Should Always Be Called 'Jizz' An old and possibly racist saying states that in some cultures, there are over 50 words for “snow.” American English has at least as many words for ejaculate, most of which are gross. It seems like now is the time to set the record straight. There sh...
2019-06-02 03:45

Germany grants asylum to two Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Two pro-democracy activists from Hong Kong have sought and secured refugee status in Germany. The decision shows concern that Beijing is limiting rights in semi-autonomous Hong Kong....
2019-05-22 22:45

Transgender asylum seeker Johana Leon dies after ICE release A transgender asylum seeker who was held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement died four days after she was released from custody, U.S. authorities said on Monday....
2019-06-04 02:45

Australia minister in Sri Lanka stresses 'tough' asylum policy A senior minister restated Australia's tough border policy on a visit to Sri Lanka on Tuesday amid reports that the Australian navy had intercepted and returned several boats carrying asylum seekers from the Indian Ocean island....
2019-06-04 09:30

Dutch minister quits over asylum seeker crime statistics A Dutch junior justice minister has quit after his department came under fire for appearing to minimize statistics about criminality among asylum seekers....
2019-05-21 20:15

German authorities rejected almost all 2019 church asylum cases The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) turned down most of the church asylum cases in the first four months of 2019, according to media reports. Humanitarian groups have criticized the rejections as harsh....
2019-06-08 20:30

Hong Kong Activist Granted Asylum by Germany: 'I Had No Choice' Germany has granted asylum to two Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, a sign of waning international confidence in the city’s political freedoms and justice system....
2019-05-22 10:45

President Trump Wants to Dramatically Limit People Seeking Asylum in the U.S. When Gabriela left her home in El Salvador in 2011, she did not know anything about U.S. immigration law. She just knew that she needed to escape from domestic violence and find a new life elsewhere. After spending weeks crossing Guatemala and Mexico...
2019-06-13 00:15

Dutch minister resigns over asylum-seeker crime report The Dutch migration minister has quit after coming under fire over how crimes involving asylum-seekers were reported. Mark Harbers' ministry placed offenses such as sexual assault and murder under the term "other."...
2019-05-22 07:45

Family Who Helped Edward Snowden Asks Canada For Asylum A lawyer for a family who sheltered fugitive former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden asked Canada on Wednesday to take them in as refugees, saying they were being persecuted in......
2019-05-30 03:45

Mexico's Border Pact Bought Time on U.S. Asylum Demand Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said the border agreement it struck to avert U.S. tariffs bought Mexico time to show that it can reduce the flood of Central America migrants arriving at the U.S. border....
2019-06-10 20:45

Hong Kong activists get asylum in Germany; denounce extradition law Germany has granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges at home, they said on Wednesday, apparently the first time Germany has acknowledged such status for democracy campaigners from the Chinese-ruled city....
2019-05-23 13:00

Have You Called A Plumber To Your Home Lately? Hello! Today we meet Andre 3000, finally get our canvas bags, look at some bad wigs and play 20 questions with Jonathan Frakes. It’s Morning Checkpoint!...
2019-06-15 19:15

Mexico draws red line on asylum as Trump tariff risk rises Mexico said on Monday it would reject a U.S. idea to take in all Central American asylum seekers if it is raised at talks this week with the Trump administration, which has threatened to impose tariffs if Mexico does not crack down on illegal immigra...
2019-06-04 04:30

Central American migrants say deal doesn’t dash asylum hopes At a small migrant shelter near the U.S.-Mexico border, a Honduran is disappointed over the agreement between Mexico and the United States to more aggressively curtail migration from Central America...
2019-06-10 04:15

Central American migrants say deal doesn't dash asylum hopes At the small migrant Juventud 2000 shelter near the border, a Honduran expressed disappointment Sunday over the agreement between Mexico and the United States to more aggressively to curtail migration from Central America....
2019-06-10 03:00

At US-Mexico border, migrants from Africa, Haiti wait to seek asylum Hundreds of Africans have amassed at the U.S.-Mexican border at Nuevo Laredo without Spanish-language skills or much money to survive.        ...
2019-06-05 05:15

Mexico draws asylum red line ahead of talks about Trump's tariffs Mexico on Monday said it would reject a U.S. idea to take in all Central American asylum seekers if it is raised at talks this week with Trump administration, which has threatened to impose tariffs if Mexico does not crack down on illegal immigration...
2019-06-03 21:30

Mexico draws red line on asylum in talks to stop Trump tariffs Mexico on Monday made clear it would reject a U.S. idea to take in all Central American asylum seekers if it is raised at talks this week with Trump administration, which has threatened to impose tariffs if Mexico does not crack down on illegal immig...
2019-06-03 20:30

Transgender asylum seeker from El Salvador held by ICE dies at El Paso hospital The death of a transgender woman from El Salvador at an El Paso hospital reignites concerns about the treatment of transgender migrants held by ICE        ...
2019-06-04 07:30

Trans woman seeking asylum dies after pleading for medical help in US custody Death of Johana Medina Leon, hospitalized following chest pains, echoes case of Honduran woman a year agoA transgender migrant has died after becoming sick while in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) custody, sparking renewed claims of medical...
2019-06-04 04:15

Mexico draws red line on asylum before talks on Trump's tariff threat Mexico on Monday said it would reject a U.S. idea to take in all Central American asylum seekers if it is raised at talks this week with Trump administration, which has threatened to impose tariffs if Mexico does not crack down on illegal immigration...
2019-06-04 00:00

As Peru tightens its border, desperate Venezuelans cling to asylum lifeline Thousands of Venezuelans crossed into Peru despite a crackdown on migrants without passports or visas meant to stem the flood of immigration from their crisis-stricken nation, as many lacking those documents filed asylum requests instead....
2019-06-16 18:45

Here's what Huawei's Android replacement may actually be called The fact Huawei has its own Android replacement in the works is certainly no secret. In fact, rumor has it the operating system could be ready for launch as early as this fall. And thanks to recent trademark filings, we now know what it could be call...
2019-05-27 19:30

25 years later, Soul Asylum’s “Runaway Train” is still raising awareness for missing children Soul Asylum’s breakthrough 1993 hit “Runway Train” won the Grammy for Best Rock Song and peaked at number five at the Billboard Hot 100. Fueling the song’s popularity was its Tony Kaye-directed video, in which photos of actual missing children/possib...
2019-05-25 02:15

Mexico eyes Brazil for U.S. asylum deal as Trump revives tariff threat Mexico and the United States may explore additional steps next month to restrict illegal immigration from Central America, with the threat of tariffs hanging over Mexico if it does not do enough to satisfy U.S. demands, officials said on Monday....
2019-06-11 06:45

Mexico's refugee agency turns to U.N. amid asylum surge, funding cuts Buckling under surging asylum applications and the lowest budget in years, Mexico's tiny refugee agency has turned to the United Nations for help opening three new offices across the country starting next month, its director said on Tuesday....
2019-05-23 01:00

WRAPUP 2-Mexico draws asylum red line ahead of talks about Trump's tariffs Mexico on Monday said it would reject a U.S. idea to take in all Central American asylum seekers if it is raised at talks this week with Trump administration, which has threatened to impose tariffs if Mexico does not crack down on illegal immigration...
2019-06-03 22:00

WRAPUP 3-Mexico draws red line on asylum before talks on Trump's tariff threat Mexico on Monday said it would reject a U.S. idea to take in all Central American asylum seekers if it is raised at talks this week with Trump administration, which has threatened to impose tariffs if Mexico does not crack down on illegal immigration...
2019-06-03 23:45

Egypt frees ex-diplomat who called for referendum An Egyptian rights lawyer says a former diplomat who called for a referendum on Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government has been released from jail....
2019-05-25 20:30

The Next Call of Duty Is Called Modern Warfare (Yep, Really) The first Modern Warfare was called Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, so it’s only natural that the fourth Modern Warfare is called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Confused yet? That’s video games for you....
2019-05-25 08:15

MIT Scientist's Biotech Research Is Called Into Question MIT researcher Dr. Ram Sasisekharan and his team are defending their computer-assisted research against an accusation that they misled the scientific community about the discovery of drugs for the flu and Zika viruses....
2019-05-27 18:30

Weirdly Ford V Ferrari Is Called Le Mans '66 In The UK If you’re a racing fan in the United Kingdom you’ve probably figured this out already. But Ford V Ferrari, the upcoming new Matt Damon/Christian Bale film that recaps the time Ford whooped Ferrari’s ass at Le Mans FOR AMERICA, won’t have that title o...
2019-06-09 01:15

Natural Gas Is Now Called 'Freedom Gas,' According to the Department of Energy Jingoistic nationalism and promoting fossil fuels go hand in hand for the Trump administration. But the Department of Energy took that connection to a new level on Tuesday with a press release touting natural gas as “freedom gas” full of—I feel stupi...
2019-05-29 22:30

China calls on Germany to correct 'mistakes' over asylum for Hong Kong independence activists China has made "solemn representations" to Germany after it granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges in the Chinese-ruled city, demanding it correct its "mistakes", state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday....
2019-05-25 20:15

Mexico's tiny refugee agency turns to U.N. amid asylum surge, funding cuts Buckling under surging asylum applications and the lowest budget in years, Mexico's tiny refugee agency has turned to the United Nations for help opening three new offices across the country starting next month, its director said on Tuesday....
2019-05-22 05:30

Countdown to Trump's Mexico tariff deadline: Talks focus on asylum for migrants The Trump administration wants Mexico to agree to take almost every asylum seeker that crosses into Mexico. So far, Mexican negotiators have said no.        ...
2019-06-07 14:15

Two Hong Kong Activists Were Granted Asylum in Germany, Calling the City’s Freedoms Into Question Two years after their quiet departure from Hong Kong, two political activists from the semiautonomous region of China have come forward to say that they are under refugee protection in Germany. Ray Wong, 25, and Alan Li, 27, faced rioting charges for...
2019-05-22 07:45

McConnell Called Hypocrite After Saying G.O.P. Would Confirm Justice in 2020 The Senate majority leader acknowledged that Republicans would treat a judge nominated by a Republican president differently from one nominated by a Democratic president....
2019-05-29 13:00

Mets’ stud pitching prospect won’t be called up as a reliever If Anthony Kay receives a promotion to the Mets this season, it likely will be in his natural role as a starting pitcher. A day after the organization’s top pitching prospect was promoted to Triple-A Syracuse, assistant general manager Allard Baird o...
2019-06-12 08:30

Kim Kardashian called a ‘disgrace’ by disgruntled Arsenal fans Kim Kardashian drew the ire of Arsenal fans for not being able to use her influence to resolve the situation regarding midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who will miss the Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku, Azerbaijan, next week. Kardashian, wh...
2019-05-23 01:15

Moldova snap election called as crisis deepens A day after a new government was approved after months of wrangling, the country's new acting president has called a fresh vote in September. The move prompted tens of thousands of people onto the streets....
2019-06-10 01:30

Top NYPD cops called in to take down art showing kids in cages Elite NYPD cops were forced to spend Wednesday morning inspecting and dismantling guerrilla art installations around the city depicting children confined in metal cages — and department insiders were furious the officers were diverted from more impor...
2019-06-12 22:30

Several More 2020 Democrats Just Called for Impeachment Proceedings to Begin As he closed his investigation on Wednesday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller alluded to impeachment, noting that the Constitution spells out a process to “formally accuse a sitting President of wrongdoing.” Several Democratic presidential ...
2019-05-30 03:45

Netflix didn't nail its 'Nailed It!' thumbnail and was called out Netflix's choice of thumbnail for one of its beloved original series got fingers wagging on Tuesday night after a Twitter user called out the streaming giant for the misstep....
2019-05-29 23:15

Teacher ’asked to perform oral sex on boy, 14, and called him scaredy-cat when he said no' A TEACHER allegedly asked a 14-year-old boy if she could perform oral sex on him after driving into an empty car park then called him a “scaredy-cat” after he told her no....
2019-06-01 08:15

SpaceX is about to launch a dummy astronaut called Ripley to the ISS SpaceX plans an uncrewed test flight of the Dragon spacecraft on 2 March, which will carry cargo and an astronaut dummy to the International Space Station...
2019-05-21 16:30

Yankees shuffle relievers: Jake Barrett to IL, Joe Harvey called up As Didi Gregorius takes steps toward returning, you knew the good Yankees injury vibes couldn’t last too long. Righty reliever Jake Barrett is the latest to go down, placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, retroactive to Thursday, with right ...
2019-05-26 21:45

AOC called out by meteorologist after linking DC tornado warning to climate change Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took to social media on Thursday during a tornado warning in Washington, D.C., and swiftly tried to connect it to climate change -- prompting one meteorologist to call her out for not knowing "the difference bet...
2019-05-24 15:15

Spotify is testing a voice-controlled device called "Car Thing" The company says don't be surprised if you hear about new devices like "Voice Thing" and "Home Thing" sometime soon.        ...
2019-05-21 18:30

Reputed mobster called ‘Boobsie’ convicted of illegal gambling A reputed mobster called “Boobsie” gambled in Manhattan court Friday — and lost. Eugene Castelle, an alleged foot soldier for the Luchese crime family, had turned down a plea deal from the government that would have likely got him between eight and 1...
2019-06-01 04:01

'I get called a sell-out all the time': Trump's voters of colour speak out What’s it like to be one of the few minority supporters among the president’s overwhelmingly white following?Follow the latest US politics news – liveDonald Trump likes to claim, among other things, that his presidency has been a huge success for non...
2019-05-21 16:45

Twitter User Who Leaked Most E3 Announcements Says Nintendo's Lawyer Called Them After promising early and unreleased information about Nintendo’s E3 reveals on Twitter this weekend, an account that’s been leaking the rest of this week’s announcements says they received a call and email from Nintendo asking them to stop....
2019-06-10 19:15

Rialto Theatre’s hotel project called off, renovations still planned TUCSON – Last year, News 4 Tucson reported on a $88 million high-rise hotel project that was set to go up right behind the Rialto Theatre downtown. READ MORE: Downtown Tucson is growing with new development Part of the project was going to incl...
2019-05-30 16:30

Parliamentarians directly called to take action on global issues by UN chief Addressing parliament elected officials from around the world gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Thursday for an annual hearing, UN chief António Guterres called for their support on legislation and financing of global solutions t...
2019-05-21 22:15

CNN's Jim Acosta claims Trump was just engaging in an 'act' when he called him 'fake news' CNN reporter Jim Acosta will reportedly release a new book, on June 11, in which he suggests that President Trump didn't take the "fake news" accusation seriously at the beginning of his presidency....
2019-05-26 03:45

Ukraine: Snap elections to be formally called in coming days KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An adviser to the new Ukrainian president says that he will sign a decree formally dissolving the parliament and calling snap elections within days. Andriy Bohdan, adviser to Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said in televised remarks Tuesday...
2019-05-21 14:31

"I Never Called Meghan Markle Nasty," Tweets Donald Trump President Donald Trump sparked a new debate in Britain this past week, after calling past comments by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, "nasty," in an interview with the Sun tabloid....
2019-06-03 05:45

He Claimed He Caught a Record-Breaking Fish. Now He’s Being Called a Liar. Anglers are fiercely protective of fishing records. When Tom Volk caught a huge walleye in North Dakota, it led to social media outcry and a criminal investigation....
2019-05-25 19:15

Police fired 55 times at Willie McCoy. An investigation called it 'reasonable' The 20-year-old aspiring rapper had been sleeping in his car at a Taco Bell when Vallejo police shot himThe California police officers who killed Willie McCoy, a 20-year-old who had been sleeping in his car, fired 55 bullets at him in 3.5 seconds – w...
2019-06-13 04:15

Mitch McConnell Called Out for Blocking Vote on Net Neutrality Rules Republicans Actually Like The consumer protections widely known as “net neutrality” are hugely popular among Republicans throughout the U.S., if only because cable and internet providers are American’s choice example of rapacious corporate gluttony. In Washington, however, t...
2019-06-12 02:45

University of Alabama votes to return $26.5 million to donor who called for boycott The University of Alabama voted to return a $26.5 million gift from a donor who recently encouraged students to boycott the school over Alabama’s controversial new abortion law....
2019-06-08 03:30

Alysia Montaño called out Nike for not supporting parents. Many Americans can relate. The Olympian and seven-time national champion appeared to have it all: a healthy child, a supportive husband and her dream job. What she didn’t have, though, was maternity leave....
2019-05-29 18:01

New Zealand police called in after mass hacking attempt on 'wellbeing' budget Treasury says systems deliberately hacked, with more than 2,000 attempts since SundayNew Zealand police have been asked to investigate after the Treasury office said its systems were hacked in an attempt to reach documents on the forthcoming budget, ...
2019-05-29 12:15

A Chrysler PT Cruiser Monster Truck Called 'PT Bruiser' Is for Sale Right Now and It's Amazing For some reason, the world likes to give the Once Hot-Selling Chrysler PT Cruiser a lot of shit, but I for one am a fan of its daring, 1920s hot rod-ish design. So it should be no surprise that I’m borderline obsessed with this lifted one for sale ri...
2019-06-16 21:15

Cavan Biggio, son of Hall-of-Famer Craig, called up by Blue Jays TORONTO — Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, was brought up by Toronto on Friday and set to make his major league debut against San Diego. Biggio was in the lineup to bat eighth and play second base, the position ...
2019-05-25 06:30

Nike Called Out By Three Olympians Over Punitive Sponsorship Policy For Pregnant Athletes American 800-meter specialist Alysia Montaño has won six national championships, but she may be most famous for running the 2014 race while eight months pregnant with her daughter. Montaño, a 2012 Olympian, also ran in 2017 while five months pregnant...
2019-05-24 07:30

Add Finn Jones to the list of Game Of Thrones actors who called the ending When we realized Gwendoline Christie predicted one integral aspect of the Game Of Thrones finale a few years before it was even written, we were pretty impressed. Now, however, we’re forced to contend with the fact that Finn Jones, who played Loras T...
2019-06-01 18:30

Incredible sportsmanship as Djokovic OVERRULES umpire, after Zverev serve called out "Novak Djokovic produced this amazing moment at the French Open on Thursday as he overruled a call from the umpire to award opponent Alex Zverev a point!"...
2019-06-06 16:45

Professor resigns after probe found he harassed female students, called them fat A Montana State University professor resigned after a probe found he repeatedly touched female students and called them fat — harassment so rampant that one student considered suicide, according to a report. Hikmet Budak, an advanced genetics profess...
2019-05-31 18:15

Moldovan president suspended, snap election called as crisis deepens A Moldovan court temporarily relieved President Igor Dodon of his duties on Sunday to allow a stand-in to call a snap election, deepening a standoff between rival political parties over the formation of a new government after months of deadlock....
2019-06-09 15:30

Records show border patrol agent called migrants “subhuman” PHOENIX (AP) — A Border Patrol agent in Arizona sent texts calling immigrants “savages” and “subhuman” the month before using his patrol vehicle to knock over a Guatemalan man who was trying to flee, prosecutors say. Court documents filed earlier thi...
2019-05-21 15:45

Sergeant claims cops called him ‘sand monkey’ in lawsuit filed against NYPD An NYPD sergeant was harassed by his brothers in blue because he’s Egyptian, he claims in a lawsuit. Higher-ups at Staten Island’s 123rd Precinct allegedly harangued Kappa Farid, 54, for his Arabic accent, called him “sand monkey,” refused to let him...
2019-06-16 01:45

Ivy League ‘dad killer’ called super from jail to remove crime scene stickers The Ivy League grad on trial for shooting dead his father, allegedly in a dispute over his weekly allowance being cut, called his super from jail to have him remove crime scene stickers from his apartment door, according to Tuesday’s testimony. Prose...
2019-06-05 06:15

Minefields and ruins: Israeli settlement called Trump built on conquered land ‘It will mean something for him, that there is a place in the world, far away from the States, with his name’It is a world away from the grandiose high-rises that bear his name.A sleepy, crumbling hamlet of fewer than a dozen Israeli residents surrou...
2019-06-17 06:30

Fairweather friends: Elton John’s best collaborations, from Aretha to A Tribe Called Quest Elton John has assumed many guises throughout his more than 50 years in music. Campy, glammy pop star. Earnest piano balladeer. Bluesy troubadour. Incisive, emotional storyteller. Disney soundtrack kingpin. However, his appearance on Dionne Warwick’s...
2019-05-30 17:15

Kia SP2i Production Model Spotted Sans Camouflage; To Be Called Seltos Globally The production version of the Kia SP2i concept-based SUV was recently spotted while being filmed for a TV commercial, outside India. As per the badging on the SUV, the production version of the SP2i......
2019-05-30 12:30

When Taco Bell runs out of tacos, who do you call? One person reportedly called the police When Taco Bell runs out of tacos, who do you call? In Louisiana, a consumer called the police department.        ...
2019-06-05 07:30

Smriti Irani, Babul Supriyo Called Up As Team Modi Set To Take Oath Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be sworn in this evening for a second straight term after his BJP's incredible victory in the national election. Amid intense speculation hours before the oath......
2019-05-30 10:15

Cachet Boutique hotel to get private rooftop deck called Glass Cube The Cachet Boutique hotel and its elegant Playboy Supper Club at 510 W. 42nd St. are being topped with a private rooftop observation deck and performance space fronted by a huge LED billboard. Known as the Glass Cube, it is being created for the priv...
2019-06-12 08:00

Archer called up, Willey left out of England's final 15-man squad for Cricket World Cup "David Willey has missed out on a place in England\u0027s 15-man squad for the ICC Men\u0027s Cricket World Cup, but there is a space for Sussex bowler Jofra Archer."...
2019-05-22 05:15

Telesup school’s fake façade called ‘a symbol of Peruvian university system’ Education inspectors revealed the university had failed to get accreditation, prompting the state to order a shutdownFrom the street, the newest site of the Telesup university in Lima appeared to be a gleaming, glass-fronted 7-story tower. Inside, ho...
2019-06-08 19:15

Norwegian Epic cruise passenger goes overboard in Mediterranean Sea; search for woman called off A woman went overboard from the Norwegian Epic cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea over the weekend, and in a grim development, officials called off the search for her on Sunday....
2019-06-10 03:00

Jason Momoa called out fisherman that mutilated a shark: 'Never have I wanted to hurt a human as much as I did' In true “Aquaman” fashion, actor Jason Momoa called out a pair of Icelandic fishermen after they filmed themselves laughing as they cut off a shark’s tail just to toss it back into the ocean wounded....
2019-06-03 19:45

Valve's Auto Chess Game Is Called Dota Underlords, Open Beta Next Week A few weeks ago, Valve announced that it’d be making its own version of the massively popular Dota 2 mod Auto Chess. Today, it revealed that it’s called Dota Underlords, and it’ll go into open beta in “approximately” one week. And if you’ve purchased...
2019-06-14 04:30

Virat Kohli on South Africa's woes and being called 'immature' by Kagiso Rabada – video India’s captain Virat Kohli brushed aside criticism from Kagiso Rabada after the South African cricketer said he ‘comes across as very immature’.Rabada told the Cricket Monthly that while Kohli is a ‘phenomenal player’, ‘he can’t take the abuse’.Kohl...
2019-06-04 22:00

Medieval fighting game For Honor just got a new limited time mode called Shadows of the Hitokiri. Medieval fighting game For Honor just got a new limited time mode called Shadows of the Hitokiri. On Twitter, the mode’s description reads, “Face the Hitokiri, the ghostly Samurai fighting with their masakari in this limited time in-game event. Custo...
2019-06-10 23:15

The fate of Trump’s economy now hinges on the Federal Reserve, the agency the president called ‘crazy’ The Fed’s consideration of an interest-rate cut to counter the president’s trade war puts the central bank and its chair — which have prioritized independence from politics — in an uncomfortable position....
2019-06-08 01:15

Trump 'smiled' when North Korea called Biden 'low IQ,' suggests critical editorial was a 'signal' President Trump reiterated his confidence in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday, indicating that the rogue nation may have tried to send him a "signal" with its critical editorial on former vice president Joe Biden....
2019-05-26 03:45

North Korea Called John Bolton a ‘War Monger’ After He Said Missile Tests Violated Rules (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea on Monday called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a “war monger” and “defective human product” after he called the North’s recent tests of short-range missiles a violati...
2019-05-27 13:45

UGG has a sister company called Koolaburra that designs cute sandals and casual sneakers under $100 — here’s how they stack up Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent an...
2019-06-07 23:15

West Virginia Woman Who Called Michelle Obama ‘Ape in Heels’ Headed to Prison for Embezzling $18,000 in FEMA Aid Ah, karma. The ousted director of a West Virginia nonprofit who got the boot after referring to then (and always) first lady Michelle Obama as an “ape in heels” is now headed to federal prison for wrongly accepting monies meant for flood victims....
2019-06-04 03:30

The Soviet MD-160 “Caspian Sea Monster” ground effect vehicle aquatic plane/boat [called an ekranopl The Soviet MD-160 “Caspian Sea Monster” ground effect vehicle aquatic plane/boat [called an ekranoplan in local parlance] is a little like the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell that some small midwest towns have. It’s not particularly good at flyin...
2019-06-11 09:30

David Ortiz shooting highlights crime plaguing Dominican Republic, slugger had called on police chief to 'take care of' it David Ortiz hoped the Dominican Republic would have increased security prior to Sunday night shooting that left him with a gunshot wound in the torso at near point-blank range....
2019-06-12 18:45

Bette Midler thanks those who defended her after Trump called her a 'washed up psycho' After the president referred to Bette Midler as a "washed up psycho" on Tuesday, the actress is thanking those who defended her.        ...
2019-06-05 18:30

Roguelike dungeon crawler Unexplored is getting a sequel, called Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy Roguelike dungeon crawler Unexplored is getting a sequel, called Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy. It’s available now in open access on crowdfunding platform Fig....
2019-06-10 23:15

Robinson Cano, called out for not hustling, gets hurt hustling in Mets' game vs. Nationals Two days after being benched for a lack of hustle, the New York Mets' Robinson Cano appeared to injure his leg running out a ground ball.        ...
2019-05-23 04:15

Apple just took a direct shot at Google and Facebook with a new service called 'Sign in with Apple' (AAPL) Apple Apple introduced a new sign-in service called "Sign in with Apple" at its WWDC keynote on Monday. The new service is a direct shot at Google and Facebook, which offer similar services but sell your personal information to advertisers and third...
2019-06-05 18:45

Arsenal coach who called young official a 'little p****' should pay fine to referee fund, say charity A referees' charity today demanded an overhaul of football's disciplinary procedures after an Arsenal academy coach was fined and banned for calling a teenage female referee a "little p****"....
2019-06-14 14:15

Civil rights 'under serious attack' across the globe More than half of countries use censorship, harassment or violence to repress public debate, warns a reportNearly six in 10 countries are seriously restricting people’s freedoms, according to a new report that warns of a growing repression around the...
2019-05-21 21:01

Fighting for LGBT rights in Uganda When Ugandan MPs tried to introduce life imprisonment and the death penalty for gay sex, a small group of activists spoke out. Victor Mukasa was one of them....
2019-05-22 12:30

Trump’s Celebration of L.G.B.T. Rights Is Met With Criticism He triggered condemnation from activists who said his celebratory words did little to undo the damage his administration has caused to L.G.B.T. people....
2019-06-02 00:30

Estill County K-9 Group To Help In Ohio ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A team from Estill County is headed for Ohio following a tornado outbreak that killed at least one person and destroyed multiple homes and businesses. The Hunter Hounds K-9 team will be heading there Thursday mornin...
2019-05-29 12:15

Trump says he doesn't want war, but Sen. Cotton called for 'retaliatory strikes' on Iran “These unprovoked attacks on commercial shipping warrant a retaliatory military strike,” Sen. Tom Cotton said in a television interview.        ...
2019-06-17 01:30

Abortion rights supporters rally across the nation Hundreds of rallies were set across the nation as supporters vented frustrations at actions by several states aimed at restricting access to abortions.        ...
2019-05-21 21:45

Turkey says it will protect Turkish Cypriots’ rights to gas ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is determined to protect Turkish Cypriots’ rights to gas deposits in the eastern Mediterranean. Erdogan spoke Friday days after Cyprus renegotiated a contract with a ...
2019-06-07 15:15

Animal rights activists score win at Barcelona zoo Animal rights activists in Barcelona are celebrating a victory after the Spanish city ordered its municipal zoo to restrict the reproduction of captive animals unless their young are destined to be reintroduced into the wild....
2019-05-23 11:30

Warsaw: Tens of thousands march for gay rights Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski said he wanted the city to remain "open" and "tolerant." The LGBT community in Poland has come under sustained attack in recent months by the ruling right-wing Law and Justice party....
2019-06-10 01:30

Crackdown trips up human rights groups Social media platforms, under pressure to block extremists, are sometimes also cracking down on human rights advocates and other legitimate content, according to a new report....
2019-06-14 09:15

A Win for Gay Rights in Botswana Is a ‘Step Against the Current’ in Africa Thirty-two of Africa’s 54 nations have laws that criminalize consensual same-sex conduct, according to activists. Change has come, but it is spotty and slow....
2019-06-12 00:45

Alabama’s extreme new law could lead to an end of US abortion rights A wave of extreme abortion laws in the US has started a fight that could end with federal courts overturning abortion protections in place for nearly 50 years...
2019-05-22 03:45

US following deportation case of rights activist in Israel The U.S. State Department says it is closely following Israel's case against the local director of Human Rights Watch, who faces deportation under a law barring entry to those who have publicly supported a boycott of Israel or its West Bank settlemen...
2019-05-24 19:45

Biden Reverses His Position on Abortion Rights, Again One day after he was torn to shreds by a righteous Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden decided that maybe he does support repealing the Hyde Amendment after all, according to CNN....
2019-06-07 05:15

Dax Cowart, Who Suffered for Patients’ Rights, Dies at 71 Doctors forced Mr. Cowart to undergo treatment after he was severely burned in an explosion. He spent the rest of his life arguing for patient autonomy....
2019-05-21 15:45

Biden: Congress should protect abortion rights, if necessary Joe Biden would support Congress enshrining abortion rights into federal law "should it become necessary," his presidential campaign said Tuesday, following several other Democratic candidates in promising to take that step if elected president....
2019-05-22 17:45

Abortion rights supporters protest in New Orleans Abortion rights supporters protest in New Orleans as lawmakers move to make abortions illegal in Louisiana. (May 23)        ...
2019-05-23 03:00

Abortion rights supporters rally in Georgia Supporters of abortion rights rallied at the Georgia State Capitol as part of a national campaign responding to states that have passed new abortion restrictions. (May 21)        ...
2019-05-22 07:15

Google Duo group video calls have arrived Google Duo's long-awaited group video calling feature has finally arrived for users of the app around the world.Having been tested on select users since January, the feature had already been spotted in a few countries by eagled-eyed users earlie...
2019-05-24 12:15

Child advocacy group: Kids in 173 countries better off now A children’s advocacy group says youngsters in all but three of the 176 nations it evaluated have a better chance of growing up healthy, educated and protected from harmful practices like child labor and child marriage than at any time in 20 years...
2019-05-29 01:15

The Latest: Accrediting group weighs in on Missouri lab JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on abortion services in Missouri (all times local): 9 p.m. An accrediting organization says a laboratory that works with a Missouri abortion clinic voluntarily dropped its accreditation. While the Missouri health...
2019-06-08 07:30

Turkey says U.S. has not taken step to create S-400 working group The United States has not moved to create a joint working group to assess its concerns regarding Turkey's purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense systems, the head of the Turkish Defence Industries Directorate said on Monday....
2019-06-10 16:45

U.S. has not taken up offer to create S-400 working group, Turkey says The United States has not yet taken up Turkey's suggestion of creating a joint working group to try to defuse tensions over Ankara's purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense systems, a senior Turkish defense official said on Monday....
2019-06-10 19:15

Group 1 launches online sales platform Group 1's AcceleRide allows visitors to browse new and used inventory, customize features, select financing and payment terms and coordinate delivery to their home, office or local dealership....
2019-06-09 06:45

Argentina group IDs 130th person taken during dictatorship An Argentine human rights group says DNA tests have determined the identity of a person taken from his mother as a baby by the country's former dictatorship....
2019-06-13 20:45

Local advocacy group reacts to new sex abuse law TUCSON – Gov. Doug Ducey signed a new sex abuse law on Monday that extends the statute of limitations for sex abuse lawsuits. House Bill 2466 passed unanimously and took effect on Monday. Overcoming a tremendous hurdle for survivors of sexual a...
2019-05-30 04:00

Lebanon’s Nasrallah says his group has no missile factories Lebanon Hezbollah leader says he rejects U.S. conditioning of its mediation over demarcating a Lebanese-Israeli land and maritime borders on his group degrading its arming capabilities...
2019-06-01 00:45

The Progressive Group Behind AOC's Win Finds Its First 2020 Target The group that recruited Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has found its first challenger of the 2020 cycle: Jessica Cisneros, an immigration and human rights attorney and the “proud daughter of Mexican immigrants,” will challenge Rep. Henry Cuellar in Texas’...
2019-06-14 04:15

Airline group plans to be without Boeing 737 Max for at least 3 months It could be another three months before Boeing's 737 Max fleet is cleared to return to the skies, the industry's top trade association said Wednesday....
2019-05-29 19:45

Toshiba Memory to borrow 900 bln yen from a group of banks Japan's flash memory maker Toshiba Memory Holdings Corp said on Friday it would borrow 900 billion yen ($8.28 billion) from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp, MUFG Bank Ltd and Mizuho Bank Ltd....
2019-05-31 17:45

Four British climbers among group of eight missing in Himalayas Indian search team sent to find climbers, including Americans and Australian, on Nanda Devi amid signs of avalancheRescuers are searching for four people from Britain, two from the US, an Australian and an Indian who went missing while climbing a mou...
2019-06-02 13:45

Copa América Group B: Colombia 0-2 Argentina Copa América Group B: Colombia 0-2 ArgentinaRoger Martinez and Duvan Zapata see off rivalsBrawl breaks out after Lionel Messi is fouledRoger Martinez scored an outstanding goal as Colombia beat Argentina 2-0 in an exciting finale to a Copa América Gr...
2019-06-16 17:30

The Latest: Group of 116 Africans arrested at border The Latest on the large numbers of immigrants at the southern border(all times local): 6:40 p.m. Border officials in Texas say a group of 116 Africans was arrested Thursday after wading through the Rio Grande to enter the United States....
2019-06-01 05:15

Far-right parties form new group in European Parliament A group of 73 lawmakers from far-right groups across Europe wants to devolve power back to EU member states, curb immigration and stop the spread of Islam. Italy's League and France's National Rally are at its head....
2019-06-14 04:15

Marozsan ruled out of World Cup group phase "German midfield stalwart Dzsenifer Marozsan will miss the rest of the women\u0027s World Cup group phase after breaking a toe in their Group B opening win over China on Saturday."...
2019-06-11 13:15

'Prolific' criminal group in Europe busted One of Europe's most prolific crime groups involved in large-scale drug trafficking, money laundering, and assassinations has been dismantled, Europol said Wednesday....
2019-05-22 21:30

Google Duo's group video calls roll out to everyone Google is making Duo more useful as it's rolling out group video calls to everyone on Android and iOS. You can have up to eight people on a call at once (a far lower limits than FaceTime's 32 and Skype's 50). Group calls gradually went...
2019-05-23 22:30

John Oliver: equal rights are 'so obvious, you assume we already have it' The Last Week Tonight host discussed the equal rights amendment’s importance and long journey to ratificationJohn Oliver’s Last Week Tonight on Sunday revolved around the topic of the unpassed equal rights amendment and its importance to gender discr...
2019-06-10 19:15

U.S. must ensure access to safe abortions: U.N. rights office The United Nations human rights office called on U.S. authorities on Tuesday to ensure that women have access to safe abortions, saying bans lead to risky underground abortions that can endanger a woman's life....
2019-05-21 17:15

Biden says he would support Congress in enshrining abortion rights into law if necessary Joe Biden would support Congress enshrining abortion rights into federal law “should it become necessary,” his presidential campaign said Tuesday, following several other Democratic candidates in promising to take that step if elected president....
2019-05-22 06:45

Two prominent migrant rights defenders freed in Mexico A Mexican judge has freed two migrant rights activists who organized caravans, said a member of their legal team and a rights group on Wednesday, a week after their arrest which their supporters said was meant to appease the Trump administration....
2019-06-12 23:45

EU criticizes human rights in Turkey, ‘backsliding’ on laws The European Union says Turkey continues to distance itself from the bloc and its values and sees no reason to unblock the country’s EU membership talks...
2019-05-29 16:15

U.N. rights boss welcome in China, including Xinjiang, envoy says China's envoy in Geneva said on Thursday that he hoped U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet would visit China, including Xinjiang, where he said "education training centers" were helping to stamp out extremism and give people new skills....
2019-06-13 15:45

AOC advocates for abortion rights — but voted to restrict funding WASHINGTON – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — who just criticized Joe Biden for waffling on abortion rights — has herself voted for legislation that restricts government funding of abortions. Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens/Bronx) voted on J...
2019-06-08 06:30

Philippines slams 'unpardonable intrusions' by U.N. rights experts The Philippine government attacked United Nations human rights experts on Saturday for "unpardonable intrusions", after a call for an international investigation into killings linked to President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs....
2019-06-08 13:45

EU sued by human rights lawyers over migrant deaths A group of lawyers are asking the ICC to investigate the European Union for crimes against humanity, arguing that the bloc's policies are responsible for thousands of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean....
2019-06-03 13:15

Animal-rights protester poaches mic from Sen. Kamala Harris A man-bun-sporting animal-rights activist ripped a microphone from Sen. Kamala Harris’ hands during a campaign event in California, prompting outrage on social media and praise for how the senator’s husband stepped in to stop the loon. Th...
2019-06-03 08:30

Labour to be probed by human rights watchdog over antisemitism An investigation into whether the Labour Party "unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish" has been launched by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)....
2019-05-28 17:30

BP pushed for Arctic drilling rights after Trump's election Despite PR damage over earlier spills, documents show oil firm pressed for reduced regulationBP stepped up its campaign to be allowed to drill for oil in the Arctic sea and an Alaskan wildlife refuge after Donald Trump was elected president, accordin...
2019-05-21 20:30

Kawhi Leonard sues Nike over rights to his logo SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Toronto star Kawhi Leonard filed a federal lawsuit against Nike on Monday, saying the footwear and apparel giant is blocking him from using a logo that he believes he owns. The suit was filed on a travel day for the NBA Finals; L...
2019-06-04 06:30

Why a Hamptons Highway Is a Battleground Over Native American Rights As many rich and famous New Yorkers headed out to the Hamptons on Memorial Day weekend, they were welcomed by large billboards erected by the local Shinnecock Indians in defiance of government orders....
2019-05-27 14:30

Head of rights commission criticizes Mexico’s president The head of Mexico’s governmental National Human Rights Commission has launched a broad criticism of President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obradór, saying human rights don’t appear to be a priority for his administration...
2019-06-03 23:45

$10M claim says Phoenix police violated family’s rights PHOENIX (AP) — A $10 million legal claim was filed against the city of Phoenix that says police officers committed civil rights violations by pointing guns and profanely yelling commands at the father and pregnant mother of two young daughters becaus...
2019-06-15 22:30

I'm Human Rights Lawyer Becca Heller, and This Is How I Work As co-founder and executive director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, Becca Heller provides legal assistance to refugees trying to emigrate to the United States. Her organization directly fought the Trump administration’s travel ban w...
2019-06-06 03:00

Can someone please send mushrooms to all the men’s rights activists out there? | Arwa Mahdawi If Roosh V, rape-apologist and leading voice in the online ‘manosphere’, can change his ways, perhaps psychedelics can advance feminismSign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading......
2019-05-25 16:30

Rights activist in Chechnya gets parole on drug sentence GROZNY, Russia (AP) — A court in Russia’s province of Chechnya has paroled a prominent rights activist whose conviction drew an international outcry. Oyub Titiyev, who led the Chechen office of prominent rights group Memorial, had been in custo...
2019-06-10 19:15

$10M claim says Phoenix police violated family's rights A $10 million legal claim was filed against the city of Phoenix that says police officers committed civil rights violations by pointing guns and profanely yelling commands at the father and pregnant mother of two young daughters because one of the ch...
2019-06-15 09:15

Mexico, Honduras say will work together to protect migrant rights Mexico and Honduras will coordinate to protect the rights of Honduran migrants in transit through Mexico as well as strengthen their cooperation to tackle human trafficking, their foreign ministries said in a joint statement on Friday....
2019-06-15 05:15

Head of rights commission criticizes Mexico's president The head of Mexico's governmental National Human Rights Commission has launched a broad criticism of President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obradór, saying human rights don't appear to be a priority for his administration....
2019-06-04 02:15

UN rights expert slams UK welfare spending cuts A U.N. human rights expert has sharpened his criticism of cuts to social support in Britain, describing recent changes as window-dressing and calling for a "new vision."...
2019-05-22 15:30

KKR to sell Korea-based KCFT to SK Group affiliate for $1 bln U.S. private equity investor KKR & Co Inc said on Wednesday it is selling Korea-based KCF Technologies (KCFT) to SKC, an affiliate of South Korean conglomerate SK Group, for 1.19 trillion won ($1 billion)....
2019-06-13 09:15

Hungary join Croatia in setting pace in Group E "Croatia and Hungary pulled away at the top of Euro 2020 qualifying Group E after victories on Saturday in what is shaping up to be a fiercely competitive pool."...
2019-06-08 21:15

Easily Share a Parent's Medical Updates With a Group Using This App My mother passed away a few years ago after living for roughly 20 years with multiple sclerosis. Over those two decades my siblings and extended family often traded responsibilities when it came to taking her to doctor’s visits, bringing groceries by...
2019-05-27 02:30

New Texas law expected to boost Buffett's dealership group Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation this week that should end years of regulatory uncertainty for Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Automotive dealership group....
2019-06-06 02:15

No terror group has claimed bombing that injured 13 in France No terror group has yet claimed responsibility for Friday’s bomb attack that injured 13 people in Lyon, France. A suspect was caught on security cameras and is believed to be on the run, a prosecutor told Reuters Saturday. Police investigators ...
2019-05-26 00:30

Border Patrol says it found largest-ever migrant group A group of 1,036 migrants that crossed the border illegally into El Paso, Texas, is the largest the Border Patrol has ever encountered, the agency said Thursday. (May 31)        ...
2019-05-31 13:15

International group asks Pakistan to release journalist An international organization that advocates for the rights of journalists has urged Pakistan to immediately release a reporter who was arrested for his coverage of this week's violent clash between minority Pashtuns and troops in a northwestern regi...
2019-05-29 21:00

NYC veterans group rips de Blasio over Las Vegas event Las Vegas residents paid Mayor de Blasio no mind as he made four stops on his long-odds presidential campaign Saturday. But he still managed to enrage New Yorkers. A nonprofit that advocates for the city’s military veterans slammed de Blasio’s show o...
2019-05-26 05:15

US imposes sanctions on Iran's largest petrochemical group PGPIC hit with economic penalties because of its ties to Revolutionary Guards, US treasury saysThe United States has hit Iran’s Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) with economic sanctions due to its ties with the country’s Revolutio...
2019-06-08 19:15

Airline group predicts another record for summer travel The airline industry’s U.S. trade group is predicting another record for summer travel. Airlines for America forecast Tuesday that 257.4 million people will fly on U.S. carriers between June 1 and Aug. 31. That’s a 3.4% increase over last...
2019-05-21 19:15

US, Russia Finland in same group at 2020 hockey worlds ZURICH (AP) — The United States, Russia and defending champion Finland will join host Switzerland in an eight-team group based in Zurich at the 2020 hockey world championships. The International Ice Hockey Federation announced the groups Tuesday, two...
2019-05-28 13:30

Google Duo's Group Video Calling Now Available Globally on Android, iOS Google Duo has brought the Data Saving mode that comes as a replacement of the earlier Limit mobile data usage option. Google Duo's group video calling feature is also rolling out globally, with......
2019-05-24 22:45

Group 1 Automotive debuts online car-buying platform Through the platform, customers can browse Group 1's inventory, customize vehicle features, select financing and payment terms and coordinate delivery to their home, office or local dealership....
2019-06-05 02:30

Top NY biz group backs driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants ALBANY — A top New York State top business group backs legislation giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants — claiming it will be a boon to the economy. “This is the law in 12 states and its been beneficial to those states’ economies,” Heather ...
2019-05-30 05:15

CBOE GRANTS LICENSE FOR VOLATILITY INDEXES TO CME GROUP CHICAGO, March 5, 2010 - The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) today announced that it has entered into a license agreement with CME Group that extends the reach of CBOE's volatility franchise. CBOE will apply its proprietary CBOE Volatility Inde...
2019-05-23 21:15

Pelosi names members of key trade working group House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal will lead the House Democrats' Trade Working Group, a task force charged with negotiating with the Trump administration to overhaul elements of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.The Democratic members w...
2019-06-14 02:15

The Latest: Business group may take legal action vs tariffs WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on all Mexican imports (all times local): 1:20 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says it’s looking into possible legal action to block President Donald Trump fro...
2019-05-31 23:45

UPDATE 3-Brazil's SBF Group makes counteroffer for Netshoes Brazil's Grupo SBF SA , owner of sporting goods retailer Centauro, has submitted a counteroffer of $2.80 per share to acquire online shoe retailer Netshoes Ltd, the company said in a filing on Thursday....
2019-05-24 06:15

Israeli PM Thanks PM Modi for India's Vote Against Palestinian Group Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for voting in favour of a decision introduced by the Jewish state that objected to granting consultative......
2019-06-13 15:15

Science institute that advised EU and UN 'actually industry lobby group' International Life Sciences Institute used by corporate backers to counter public health policies, says studyAn institute whose experts have occupied key positions on EU and UN regulatory panels is, in reality, an industry lobby group that masquerade...
2019-06-03 10:30

Ky Group Brings Supplies To Ohio Tornado Victims ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Kentucky group has plans to return to Ohio to help tornado victims after a trip to drop off supplies on Thursday. Members of Hunter Hounds Search and Recovery out of Estill County made the trip this week to deliv...
2019-05-31 23:45

How South Korean group BTS became the world's biggest boy band BTS has achieved huge success internationally -- but they're hardly the first K-pop band to try to break through. So why has the seven-member boy band succeeded where others haven't?...
2019-06-02 02:30

Germany's Marozsan ruled out for World Cup group phase German midfield stalwart Dzsenifer Marozsan will miss the rest of the women's World Cup group phase after breaking a toe in their Group B opening win over China on Saturday....
2019-06-11 15:15

Nation's largest doctor group rejects 'Medicare for all' The nation's largest doctor group narrowly defeated a measure Tuesday that would have ended their opposition to proposals that would allow the government to fully finance the U.S. healthcare system....
2019-06-11 23:00

Daily on Energy: Center-right group says time isn’t right for a carbon tax SIGN UP! If you’d like to continue receiving the Washington Examiner's Daily on Energy newsletter, SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://newsletters.washingtonexaminer.com/newsletter/daily-on-energy/...
2019-05-22 19:01

Airline group chief: Boeing jet won’t return before August GENEVA (AP) — The global airline trade group says it expects the Boeing 737 Max jet will remain grounded at least through mid-August after two deadly crashes. The spokesman for the International Air Transport Association, Anthony Concil, said Wednesd...
2019-05-29 16:45

Group: Many breakfast cereals still contaminated by weed killer Several popular breakfast foods, including Cheerios and Nature Valley products, continue to test positive for trace amounts of a controversial herbicide that may increase the risk of cancer, according to a report released Wednesday by an environmenta...
2019-06-12 17:30

New York Fed's Markets Group Head to Leave June 1 Two top executives at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, including Markets Group head Simon Potter, will leave their jobs on Saturday, the bank said....
2019-05-28 21:30

John Gary Williams of R&B group The Mad Lads dies at 73 The lead singer for the R&B vocal group The Mad Lads has died at the age of 73. The exact time and cause of John Gary Williams’ death was unknown, but filmmaker John Hubbell said on Tuesday that Williams died at his home in Memphis....
2019-05-29 01:45

Lima Group and EU urge more international involvement in Venezuela The Lima Group regional bloc and EU-led contact group on Venezuela on Monday called on Latin America and the broader international community to play a more active role in restoring democracy to Venezuela....
2019-06-03 20:30

UN working group asks for release of 3 jailed Catalans MADRID (AP) — The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has asked Spain to seek the release from pre-trial jail of three Catalan separatists detained following Catalonia’s 2017 secession attempt. In an opinion to be published late...
2019-05-29 16:45

Pakistan arrests 6 men for raising funds for outlawed group MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan says it arrested six men accused of raising funds for an outlawed Pakistan-based group that claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed 40 Indian troops in Kashmir earlier this year. Sarfraz Ahmad, an o...
2019-05-29 12:15

Planned Parenthood launches regional political group BALTIMORE (AP) — Planned Parenthood says it is launching a regional political advocacy group to help protect abortion rights in Maryland, the District of Columbia and northern Virginia. Planned Parenthood is announcing this week that it is creating t...
2019-06-12 11:30

Opposition group calls for 'civil disobedience' in Sudan Sudan's pro-democracy movement has called for "civil disobedience" throughout the country beginning Sunday, days after a bloody military crackdown killed more than 100 people in the capital Khartoum....
2019-06-10 11:45

Brazil law group wants justice minister, prosecutors removed The Brazilian Bar Association is calling for the suspension of the justice minister after a series of reports alleging that as a crusading anti-corruption judge he coordinated with prosecutors in the case that led to the conviction and jailing of for...
2019-06-11 05:30

Bed Bath & Beyond says investor group withdraws board nominees Bed Bath & Beyond Inc said on Wednesday that an investor group, which had pushed for changes at the home goods retailer, has withdrawn its slate of ten board nominees after reaching an agreement with the company....
2019-05-29 13:00

UPDATE 2-U.S. has not taken up offer to create S-400 working group, Turkey says The United States has not yet taken up Turkey's suggestion of creating a joint working group to try to defuse tensions over Ankara's purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defence systems, a senior Turkish defence official said on Monday....
2019-06-10 18:45

Nogales youth group aims to eliminate waste NOGALES- About 70 percent of seasonal produce enters the United States through Mexico with 6,000 tons of produce going to waste in Nogales. The group Waste Not is stepping up to address the issue of waste with the help from Startup Unidos, Southwest ...
2019-06-11 09:15

| Armed group kills more than 30 in Central African Republic: UN More than 30 people were killed and many more wounded when an armed group attacked villages in northwestern Central African Republic, the UN's peacekeeping mission says....
2019-05-23 04:45

Trump's 'poor leadership' criticized by ex-leaders' group Former Irish President Mary Robinson says President Donald Trump's "poor leadership" is aggravating the world's difficulty in uniting to tackle climate change and the threat of nuclear war....
2019-06-12 01:15

Trump’s ‘poor leadership’ criticized by ex-leaders’ group Former Irish President Mary Robinson says President Donald Trump’s “poor leadership” is aggravating the world’s difficulty in uniting to tackle climate change and the threat of nuclear war...
2019-06-12 00:45

Niantic sues group of alleged 'Pokémon Go' cheaters It's not just multi-platform gaming giants suing cheaters. Niantic has sued members of Global++ for allegedly offering "unauthorized derivative" (read: hacked) versions of Pokémon Go, Ingress and even the still-in-beta Harry Potter: Wiza...
2019-06-17 10:15

Trump’s Reelection Campaign Disputes Trump Called Meghan Markle ‘Nasty’... By Posting Audio of Him Calling Her ‘Nasty’ Donald Trump’s reelection campaign Twitter account was lampooned by social media on Saturday for being as dumb as Donald himself. The Official “Trump War Room” claimed it was “fake news” that Trump had labeled Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, as “na...
2019-06-03 02:30

Rights Experts Urge U.N. Inquiry Into ‘Staggering’ Killings in Philippines In a condemnation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, 11 United Nations experts said the body’s Human Rights Council should investigate a wide range of abuses....
2019-06-07 15:30

Louisiana braces for latest turn of the screw on abortion rights The state legislature is to vote on a bill banning terminations after six weeks but so-called Trap laws have already severely restricted accessKathaleen Pittman still remembers the first time she had to turn away a patient because of new intrusive an...
2019-05-30 03:30

Democrats advance bill to expand Illinois abortion rights SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — House Democrats in Illinois have advanced a measure to replace the state’s abortion law with less restrictive language that gives people “a fundamental right” to make decisions about their reproductive healt...
2019-05-27 21:00

Nature conservation projects marred by human rights violations Arrests, torture, murder: Is there a link between environmental protection organization WWF and brutal action taken by park rangers in Africa against civilians? Payments by Germany and the EU are also being scrutinized....
2019-05-21 15:15

UN human rights chief Bachelet to visit Venezuela next week The United Nations' top human rights official has scheduled a trip to Venezuela next week featuring meetings with President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó, among others....
2019-06-14 19:30

Madonna tackles gun control, LGBTQ rights in new album 'Madam X' Madonna released her 14th studio album and pulled no punches when talking about LGBTQ and womens’ rights as well as advocating for gun control in America....
2019-06-14 21:45

Venezuela must guarantee judicial impartiality - UN human rights expert As political tensions continue to escalate in Venezuela, a United Nations independent human rights expert has called on the Government to “take all necessary measures to guarantee judicial independence,” following concerns that some pressure may have...
2019-05-21 15:00

UN reveals rights abuse at thriving markets in North Korea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.N. report says North Koreans working in hundreds of capitalistic-style markets are often abused and forced to engage in bribery to survive. The U.N. Human Rights Office said in a report released Tuesday that a failed pub...
2019-05-28 10:30

Abortion rights groups sue to block Alabama's near-total ban The near-total abortion ban in Alabama is scheduled to go into effect in November, but Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are suing to block it.        ...
2019-05-24 18:15

'Are they going to violate my rights?': California's battle over police body cameras State lawmakers are considering barring officers from running facial recognition programs on body camerasAdvocates calling for body-worn cameras for law enforcement agencies have always been upfront that this tool for transparency was a double-edged ...
2019-06-14 13:45

Independent UN rights expert calls for compassion, not sanctions on Venezuela The crisis in Venezuela will not be solved by sanctions that “can lead to starvation”, a UN-appointed rights expert said on Thursday. Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy, who reports to the Human Rights Council, issued the warning against the backgroun...
2019-05-21 15:00

Richard Ashcroft reclaims rights to 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' The Verve alum Richard Ashcroft thanked Mick Jagger and Keith Richards after the Rolling Stones members gave him the rights to "Bitter Sweet Symphony."...
2019-05-25 01:15

Factbox: Roe v. Wade at risk: Legal challenges to U.S. abortion rights In recent months, some conservative-leaning U.S. states have taken action to curb abortion rights, the most recent being Missouri, where the state's only abortion clinic could close by the end of the week....
2019-05-29 22:15

Kawhi Leonard files lawsuit against Nike over rights to his logo In the lawsuit, Leonard said Nike filed a copyright application for a logo that he designed and did so "unbeknownst to Leonard and without his consent." Nike told Leonard earlier this year to stop using the logo, the lawsuit said....
2019-06-04 06:45

Abortion-rights activists rally across US against extreme new state bans About 400 events are set to take place across the US in what groups are describing as a Stop Abortion Bans Day of ActionUS abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, rallied in front of the supreme court a...
2019-05-21 21:15

Israeli order against Human Rights Watch director frozen Israel's Supreme Court has issued a ruling allowing the local director of Human Rights Watch to remain in the country while he fights a deportation order....
2019-06-02 15:15

Accountability in Sudan ‘crucial’ to avoid ‘further bloodshed’, says UN rights office Now in its fifth day, a crackdown by the military authorities in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, with dozens reported killed, has prompted a “gravely concerned” UN human rights office (OHCHR) to propose the “rapid deployment” of a monitoring team t...
2019-06-07 18:30

Ivanka rocks The Hague with push for women’s financial rights Ivanka Trump brought her bid to help level the global financial playing field for 50 million women to The Hague Wednesday, where she announced a deal with Mastercard to expand capital to minorities around the world....
2019-06-06 00:45

Georgia House race becomes new battleground in fight over abortion rights Renee Unterman, the Republican state senator who sponsored Georgia's controversial "heartbeat" bill, announced a run for Congress on Thursday, opening a potential new battleground in the national fight over abortion rights....
2019-06-09 04:00

Democratic candidate Buttigieg: 'No going back' in fight for LGBTQ rights Democrat Pete Buttigieg, running to become the first openly gay U.S. president, told activists at an Iowa Pride festival on Saturday there was "no going back to normal" in fighting discrimination against the LGBTQ community....
2019-06-09 01:30

Republican governor signs bill protecting abortion rights MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s Republican governor has signed a bill into law that protects a woman’s access to abortion services. Gov. Phil Scott signed the legislation Monday, saying he has consistently supported a woman’s right...
2019-06-11 16:15

Botswana scraps gay sex laws in big victory for LGBTQ rights in Africa Botswana's High Court has overturned a colonial-era law criminalizing consensual same-sex relations in a landmark victory for Africa's LGBTQ movements....
2019-06-11 15:15

Illinois expands abortion rights amid stringent bans across the U.S. The Illinois State Senate passed sweeping abortion protections late Friday, which will most likely be signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat. The Senate voted 34-20 for the bill to remove restrictions on certain late-term abortions and criminal pen...
2019-06-01 19:30

Would Overturning Abortion Rights Turn Back Clock To 1973? FILE – In this Wednesday, April 26, 1989 file photo, Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 court case, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold hands as they leave the Supreme Court building in Washington after sitting in while the court listen...
2019-05-26 19:45

UK urges China to respect rights on Tiananmen crackdown anniversary Britain urged China to allow its citizens to protest peacefully and enjoy freedom of expression in a statement marking the 30th anniversary of the Chinese government's deadly crackdown on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square....
2019-06-04 11:15

Factbox: Swiss women to strike in call for equal pay and rights Ahead of a strike planned for Friday by women in Switzerland, Reuters spoke to nine women about their concerns, including the need for equal pay and pension rights and for action on discrimination and sexual harassment....
2019-06-12 18:30

English Premier League broadcast rights rise to $12 billion English Premier League broadcast rights have risen almost 8% to 9.2 billion pounds ($12 billion) for the next three seasons        ...
2019-05-21 19:45

Looks Like Biden Is Full of Shit On a Vital Abortion Rights Issue The bare minimum support for abortion rights for a Democratic presidential candidate in 2020 is a pledge to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which has banned federal funding for abortions since 1977. It appears that frontrunner Joe Biden, who voted for tha...
2019-06-05 17:15

Chef and civil rights figure Leah Chase dead at 96 Iconic New Orleans chef Leah Chase — who served her authentic Creole cuisine to civil rights activists Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King Jr. — has died, her family announced late Saturday. She was 96. “The Chase family is heartbroken to share ...
2019-06-03 08:30

Islamic State group claims involvement in Kashmir gunbattle NEW DELHI (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed involvement in a gunbattle in Kashmir, the disputed Himalayan territory where militants have fought Indian rule for decades. The group released a statement on an IS website Tuesday saying that R...
2019-06-11 16:15

Mail.ru Group reveals global gaming brand My.Games Russia's Mail.ru Group has revealed its global gaming brand My.Games. It already has games like Warface and more than 25 million monthly active users.Read More...
2019-05-30 14:30

Paxton Media Group buys newspapers in Michigan, Tennessee GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A Kentucky-based media company has bought daily newspapers in Grand Haven, Michigan, and Lebanon, Tennessee. Paxton Media Group announced Friday it bought the Grand Haven Tribune and Lebanon Democrat from Ohio-based Sandusky...
2019-05-31 23:45

Nearly 900 children released by north-east Nigeria armed group The decision by a large armed group based in north-east Nigeria to release nearly 900 youngsters has been welcomed by UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, which has warned that those freed will need long-term help if they are to lead a normal life in the futu...
2019-05-21 15:00

Pakistan: Pashtun group attacks security post, wounding 5 Pakistani military says supporters of a local, minority Pashtun group attacked a security post in the country's northwest near the Afghan border, wounding five soldiers....
2019-05-26 23:30

Guam Catholic group protests recruitment of abortion doctors HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Catholic group is protesting the governor of Guam’s plan to recruit abortion providers to the U.S. territory where no doctors are currently willing to terminate pregnancies. The Pacific Daily News reported Friday that Dem...
2019-06-16 01:30

After June fires, energy group says hydrogen is future’s fuel Enlarge / A hydrogen filling station. (credit: Peter Gercke/picture alliance via Getty Images) Hydrogen fuel facilities experienced two fires this month in Santa Clara, Calif., and in Norway. But despite these setbacks, the International Energy Age...
2019-06-17 08:45

Tiger Woods is 5 shots back as his group gets put on the clock at Memorial Tiger Woods, who missed the cut two weeks ago at PGA Championship, didn't have a dreadful round at the Memorial. It just wasn't a round to celebrate.        ...
2019-05-30 23:15

Armed group kills 34 civilians in Central African Republic An armed militia killed 34 civilians in an attack on Tuesday in Central African Republic, a government spokesman said, issuing a deadline for the group's leader to give up the perpetrators to the authorities....
2019-05-22 21:30

Border Patrol encounters largest-ever group of migrants near El Paso The group of more than 1,000 migrants was the largest ever and part of a trend by criminal smuggling organizations, according to the Border Patrol.        ...
2019-05-31 13:15

Endeavor Group, owner of Miss Universe Pageant and UFC, files for IPO Endeavor Group, the talent agency that Hollywood mogul Ari Emanuel has built into an entertainment conglomerate, signaled that it aims to keep gobbling up new companies as it filed to take itself public. Emanuel — who inspired the Ari Gold character ...
2019-05-24 01:00

| Trump says record group of 1 036 migrants caught at Mexico border US President Donald Trump said that Border Patrol agents had apprehended the largest single group ever of undocumented immigrants, as he prepared what he said would be tough new measures to halt border crossers....
2019-05-31 15:45

U.S. refiner group sues Trump EPA over high-ethanol gasoline The main U.S. refining industry association said on Monday it sued to block the Trump administration's effort to expand sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline, arguing the move exceeded the administration's authority....
2019-06-11 02:15

Death toll in Sudan violence rises to 60, doctors' group says The number of people killed since security forces stormed a protest camp outside Sudan's Defence Ministry in central Khartoum two days ago has risen significantly to 60, a doctors group linked to the opposition said on Wednesday....
2019-06-05 09:15

Nigel Farage discussed fronting far-right group led by Steve Bannon Footage shows Brexit party leader calling Bannon’s plan a ‘fightback against globalists’Nigel Farage discussed the idea of fronting a global alliance of populist and far-right politicians being put together by the controversial former White House str...
2019-05-22 19:30

Group calls for boycott of airlines that use facial recognition software A digital rights group on Wednesday called on passengers to fly only with airlines that don't use facial recognition technology in an effort to end what it calls an "unethical" practice....
2019-06-06 03:30

Anti-Abortion Group Has Found a New Imagined Adversary in Pinterest Yesterday morning, the anti-abortion group Live Action launched a Tweetstorm alleging that Pinterest was discriminating against it for its beliefs. The group, which rose to infamy with heavily edited Planned Parenthood undercover “sting” videos, said...
2019-06-13 05:00

| Leader of religious group based in Mexico charged with sex crimes The leader of La Luz Del Mundo, an international religious organisation based in Mexico, has been arrested in California on charges of human trafficking, child rape and other felonies, authorities have said....
2019-06-05 08:45

Hacker group Xenotime has sights on US electric grid: report A group of hackers known for targeting oil and gas companies has its sights on the nation’s electric grid. Xenotime started “probing” the networks of US electric utilities late last year, a study by Maryland-based cybersecurity group Dragos found. So...
2019-06-16 00:45

Trump is trying to 'murder' Huawei when he can just ban it, head of US-China business group says President Donald Trump's restrictions on Chinese telecom giant Huawei are akin to "murder," according to the president of U.S.-China Business Council....
2019-06-11 21:15

Lebanese party: Gunmen kill official with Islamist group BEIRUT (AP) — An Islamist political party in Lebanon says gunmen have shot and killed one of its officials in his village in the country’s south. The Jamaa Islamiya says Mohammed Jarrar was fatally shot on Sunday night in the village of Chebaa....
2019-06-10 11:00

Kentucky Art Group Appeals Choice To Move Confederate Statue LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky art group is appealing the city of Louisville’s decision to move a Confederate statue from a prominent location. The Courier-Journal reports the Friends of Louisville Public Art sued Monday to stop the John B. ...
2019-06-12 11:30

KKR to sell Korea-based KCFT to SK Group affiliate for $1 billion U.S. private equity investor KKR & Co Inc said on Wednesday it is selling Korea-based KCF Technologies (KCFT) to SKC, an affiliate of South Korean conglomerate SK Group, for 1.19 trillion won ($1 billion)....
2019-06-13 09:45

German aid group releases video of migrant raft in distress The German aid group Sea-Watch has released video from its aircraft showing a sinking raft packed with dozens migrants off Libya with some people scattered in the sea....
2019-05-24 02:30

| Crisis Group urges 'dialogue' between Mali government, jihadists Mali's government should consider "dialogue" with jihadists waging an insurgency in the west African state, the International Crisis Group think tank suggests....
2019-05-29 17:15

Group to fund and operate first hydrogen fuel ferry fleet in the US The first hydrogen-powered commercial ferry under construction. [credit: Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine / Switch Maritime ] On Wednesday,...
2019-06-13 00:45

Italy beats Greece 3-0 to move 3 points clear in group ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Italy’s new attack-minded approach continues to pay off as the Azzurri beat Greece 3-0 on Saturday to move three points clear at the top of their 2020 European Championship qualifying group. Nicolo Barella, Lorenzo Insigne...
2019-06-09 04:15

Cops nab teen linked to group who assaulted off-duty firefighter Cops nabbed a teen in connection with the assault on an off-duty city firefighter on the Upper East Side, police said Thursday. Damir Johnson, 17, was arrested shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday after police received an anonymous CrimeStoppers tip that...
2019-05-24 00:00

Endeavor Group, Owner of UFC and Miss Universe Pageant, Files for IPO The company that owns the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the Miss Universe pageant and Hollywood’s largest talent agency filed for an initial public offering on the NYSE....
2019-05-23 23:15

Sudan: key protest group calls for nationwide 'civil disobedience' Sudanese Professionals Association says action will start on Sunday and end ‘when a civilian government announces itself’ A key protest group has announced a nationwide “civil disobedience” campaign it said would run until Sudan’s ruling generals tra...
2019-06-09 04:45

Going out of business: Ascena Retail Group closing all of its nearly 650 Dressbarn stores For now, the Dressbarn website and all stores are open. The company says there are no current changes to its return, refund, or gift card policies.        ...
2019-05-21 21:15

BMW Group Plans To Launch 25 Plug-In's, 12 All Electric Cars By 2025 In 2019, Plant Oxford will join this list with the start of production of the fully-electric MINI. The BMW i4 is just one of the 25 electrified models that the BMW Group intends to bring to market by......
2019-05-28 13:15

Elliott Deal Undervalues Barnes & Noble, Investor Group Says A group of investors in Barnes & Noble is speaking out against the price that hedge fund Elliott Management agreed to pay to acquire the book retailer....
2019-06-13 23:30

U.S. business group says retaliation rising in China amid trade war A top U.S. business lobby in China said on Wednesday that nearly half of its members are seeing non-tariff barrier retaliation in China as a result of the increasingly bitter trade war between Beijing and Washington....
2019-05-22 05:15

Married Girls In India In Age Group 15-19 Years Down 51 Per Cent: Report The number of girls in India in the age group of 15-19 years who are currently married is down 51 per cent since 2000, and the country's average performance across a set of indicators related to child......
2019-05-29 09:30

DOE-sponsored group said Asians benefit from white privilege: parent A city DOE-sponsored panel designed to combat racism told parents that Asian-American students “benefit from white supremacy” and “proximity to white privilege,” an outraged mom told The Post....
2019-05-27 17:15

10 games to watch in the group stage at the Women's World Cup USA games, Norway-France highlight our 10 games to watch in the group stage of the Women's World Cup.        ...
2019-06-07 01:45

French fashion group Kering pledges to hire only over-18 models Kering, the French fashion group whose brands include Gucci and Saint Laurent, said it would only work with models aged over 18, as the fashion industry aims to tighten up its ethical guidelines....
2019-05-21 15:15

| German court orders fines for 'sharia police' group A German court has ordered seven Islamic fundamentalists to pay fines over a so-called "sharia police" patrol they launched in 2014 to mass media and political outrage....
2019-05-27 21:15

Sudan rebel group says leaders deported after talks collapse Sudan's ruling military has deported three members of a rebel movement detained last week in the wake of a deadly raid on a protest sit-in, the movement said on Monday....
2019-06-10 19:15

Spain decries UN working group’s opinion on jailed Catalans The Spanish government lashed out Friday at what it called impartiality of experts working under the United Nations umbrella that had called for releasing from custody three Catalan separatists who are on trial in Spain...
2019-05-29 21:45

Masked Group Targets US Embassy With Arson Attack In Honduras Masked protesters set fire to the gate of the US embassy in Honduras on Friday during massive demonstrations against public sector reforms in the country....
2019-06-01 15:45

Men On The Moon So Why No Group-Stage Reserve Days: Bangladesh Coach The umpires' decision left tournament chiefs with the unwanted record for the most number of abandoned games at a World Cup, surpassing the two each at the 1992 and 2003 editions....
2019-06-12 03:15

Bevin To Host Signing Ceremony For Foster Children’s Bill Of Rights FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Matt Bevin is set to sign into law a foster children’s bill of rights. The bill was signed by the governor back in March under an emergency, but on Wednesday Bevin and other speakers will take part in a cere...
2019-06-05 14:00

Amnesty International, rights groups plagued by 'toxic' work culture After vowing to make changes in light of a damning report on staff well-being earlier this year, Amnesty International has replaced most of its top leaders. Yet employees at many other NGOs also face the same problems....
2019-06-02 21:30

With a premature death every five seconds, air pollution is violation of human rights, says UN expert An independent UN expert said on Monday that the failure of governments across the world to ensure clear air, constitutes a “violation of the rights to life, health and well-being, as well as the right to live in a healthy environment.”...
2019-06-03 17:30

CNN panel laughs at Biden claim that he marched in 1988 for civil rights Reporter Jake Tapper and his panel burst out laughing Tuesday over a report about presidential candidate Joe Biden’s 30-year-old false claims that he marched during the civil rights movement....
2019-06-05 09:15

Veteran China dissident urges linking of human rights, trade TOKYO (AP) — Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Dan is urging Western nations to restore the link between human rights and trade with China. Wang was speaking Wednesday in Tokyo days ahead of the 30th anniversary of the 1989 student pro-democracy protest...
2019-05-29 12:15

Trump should use trade tensions with China to emphasize human rights, Pelosi says President Trump must use ongoing U.S. trade fights with China to move the communist country toward honoring human rights at home, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday....
2019-06-04 22:15

Colombia army general promoted amid human rights concerns BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The head of Colombia’s army has been promoted amid criticism that an order he issued could spark a return to serious human rights violations. The nation’s Senate voted Wednesday to make Gen. Nicacio Martínez a four...
2019-06-06 07:30

Animal rights activist facing felonies in Jeff Bezos protest Authorities in Las Vegas are filing felony charges against a 30-year-old California woman who was arrested after approaching Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos on a conference stage while yelling about chicken farms....
2019-06-08 03:45

Firefighter says human rights were violated over lack of vegan food at blaze A Canadian smoke-eater is fired up over the lack of vegan food provided to him while he battled a massive forest blaze. Ontario firefighter and self-described “ethical vegan” Adam Knauff, 40, claims his human rights were violated in 2017 when he foug...
2019-05-22 18:00

UN agencies call for action to bolster rights of Europe’s stateless children United Nations agencies are calling on States and regional organizations across Europe to take urgent action to ensure that thousands of currently stateless children are given the support and protection they deserve.  ...
2019-05-21 15:45

UN rights chief ‘deeply concerned’ over Jehovah’s Witness sentencing in Russia The sentencing in Russia of a Danish Jehovah’s Witness on Thursday to six years in prison on charges of “organising the activity of a banned extremist organisation” has been described as a “dangerous precedent” by the UN human rights chief....
2019-05-21 14:38

East German civil rights activists praised in Bundestag 30 years on The German parliament praised civil rights groups and the church for their roles in bringing about a peaceful revolution 30 years ago in former East Germany. A memorial to the victims of communism is being planned....
2019-06-07 06:30

Black Democrats push abortion rights over impeachment as 2020 heats up As lawmakers debate whether to impeach Trump, Democrats at Atlanta’s I Will Vote gala held reproductive rights and voting above other issuesA fierce debate over whether or not to try and impeach Donald Trump is roiling the Democratic party in Washing...
2019-06-10 08:30

Vermont Moves to Protect Abortion Rights as Other States Impose Bans In Vermont, Democrats are pushing for an amendment protecting abortion rights in the State Constitution. Elsewhere, demonstrators were marching outside statehouses on Tuesday....
2019-05-22 19:30

Jeff Bezos confronted by animal-rights protester during Las Vegas conference Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was interrupted by an animal rights activist Thursday after she rushed the stage where he was giving a talk in Las Vegas and yelled about chicken farms....
2019-06-07 09:45

To your health! Romania, Hungary push for brandy rights ahead of EU vote Romania and Hungary are pushing the EU to make it easier for orchard farmers to distil their own fruit brandy, a traditional practice in east and central Europe that is restricted in the bloc on......
2019-05-21 15:15

It’s time gay people stepped aside... hetero whiners have rights too | Barbara Ellen In making its hateful point, the Super Happy Fun America group trivialises oppressionAt times like these, it’s a relief that LGBTQ people have absolutely nothing to worry about.Apart from Brunei wanting to stone them to death; Ann Widdecombe saying t...
2019-06-08 19:15

Abortion rights demonstrations seize agenda at Cannes film festival The green pro-abortion rights movement took over Cannes this week, as a series of protests at the famous French film festival drew the eye. A new documentary on the fight to legalise the procedure in Argentina received its premiére there this weekend...
2019-05-21 14:38

Nicaragua: UN rights chief ‘deeply concerned’ over increasing criminalization of dissenters While the Nicaraguan Government claims to want to resolve its political and social unrest, dissenters continue to be arrested and convicted, clearly hindering a conducive environment for “genuine and inclusive dialogue,” the United Nations rights chi...
2019-05-21 15:00

Syrian Government Documents Show Widespread Abuses, Rights Center Says In a report, the Syria Justice and Accountability Center said that documents from President Bashar al-Assad’s government detailed systematic human rights violations by the nation’s security agencies....
2019-05-22 04:30

Mexico’s Congress Votes to Expand Domestic Workers’ Labor Rights Mexico’s Congress voted to grant the country’s cleaners, cooks, babysitters, gardeners, caretakers and other domestic workers basic labor rights like limited work hours and paid vacations....
2019-05-21 21:45

Parliamentary bid to democratize Myanmar constitution a ‘positive development’ says UN rights expert A newly formed parliamentary committee to amend Myanmar’s problematic constitution was welcomed as a positive move on Thursday by Yanghee Lee, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country....
2019-05-21 20:15

Brazil's Petrobras eyes transfer-of-rights addendum that opens up $9 bln payment Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras said on Tuesday its board of directors approved an addendum to a transfer-of-rights oil contract that will see it reimbursed to the tune of $9.06 billion, but the deal remains subject to governmental agreement...
2019-05-21 15:15

Repatriation of extremist fighters and families to Kazakhstan, welcomed by UN rights expert Stressing the need for some Governments to reform their laws and policies on fighting terrorism and extremism, an independent UN human rights expert welcomed on Friday Kazakhstan’s repatriation of 231 of its citizens from conflict sites in Syria and ...
2019-05-21 19:15

UN rights team heading to Venezuela may pave way for official mission led by Bachelet A United Nations human rights team is to begin an official visit to Venezuela on Monday at the invitation of the Government, potentially paving the way for an official mission to Caracas by the UN’s top rights official, Michelle Bachelet....
2019-05-21 15:00

Abortion rights advocates criticize Biden over support for Hyde Amendment NARAL and Emily’s List took aim at Biden over his support for the rule, which prohibits federal funds from being used on abortion in most circumstances....
2019-06-06 10:30

UN must provide redress for minorities placed in toxic Kosovo camps, says rights expert An independent rights expert appointed by the Human Rights Council has called on the United Nations to “provide justice and remedies” to displaced people who suffered lead poisoning after being housed in UN camps on toxic wasteland in Kosovo....
2019-05-21 22:15