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N Carolina gov., Democrats praise voter ruling

The case fell foul of procedural stumbling blocks, after North Carolina's Republican governor was ousted by a Democrat whose new attorney general opposed the passage of the law. "We are grateful that the Supreme Court has made a decision to allow the Fourth Circuit's ruling to stand, confirming that discrimination has no place in our democracy nor our elections", Allison Riggs, an attorney with th... Continua a leggere...

U.S. slaps sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court judges

Opposition leaders are demanding immediate presidential elections. A protester demonstrates against the Venezuelan government outside the Organization of American States during a special meeting in April. Maduro's government accused the protesters of seeking a violent coup and says many of them are no more than "terrorists". "Venezuela is a mess", Trump said on Thursday. Continua a leggere...

Robert Mueller to oversee Trump-Russia investigation

The president did not provide any details about those allegations. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill generally welcomed the Justice Department action and praised Mueller for his integrity, but House and Senate Republican leaders said they would go on with their own investigations of the Russian Federation matter. Continua a leggere...

Papa a Ostia come parroco, benedice case

Papa a Ostia come parroco, benedice case Come un parroco qualsiasi, papa Francesco ha deciso di benedire personalmente le case dei cittadini di Ostia . Ai padroni di casa, increduli per la visita di questo parroco 'speciale', Bergoglio ha lasciato in dono un rosario e, scherzando, ha voluto scusarsi per il disturbo, anche se, ha precisato il Pontefice , l'orario di silenzio รจ stato rispettato. Continua a leggere...

Rod Rosenstein: Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump wanted James Comey gone

He added, "Once again, the real story is that our national security has been undermined by the leaking of private and highly classified conversations". If the department did not grant a waiver, Mueller would be barred from investigating Kushner or Manafort, and this could greatly diminish the scope of the probe, experts said. Continua a leggere...

Trump reportedly bragged to Russian officials about squashing the FBI's Russia investigation

FILE- In this March 7, 2017, file photo, then-Deputy Attorney General-designate Rod Rosenstein, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest. Continua a leggere...

Sweden drops rape probe against Julian Assange

Sweden drops rape probe against Julian Assange But the picture is more complicated than that. Today, he escaped prosecution for a completely separate charge - that he raped and otherwise engaged in "sexual misconduct" with two women in Sweden while he was hiding out there in 2010 . Continua a leggere...

South Korea Wants to Reopen Communication With North

South Korea Wants to Reopen Communication With North At the peak of the cold war , the Soviet Union had 2,350 ballistic missiles targeting the United States. In a Q&A on the website of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Stanford Professor Siegfried Hecker, an expert on plutonium science, said: " North Korea does not yet have the capability to reach the USA mainland with a nuclear-tipped missile...although the missile test on Sunday brings i... Continua a leggere...

Led Coalition Strikes Hit Syrian Army

Led Coalition Strikes Hit Syrian Army A statement later released from Operation Inherent Resolve, the official name of the US-led coalition against ISIS , said the airstrike came "after apparent Russian attempts to dissuade Syrian pro-regime movement south towards Al Tanf were unsuccessful, a coalition aircraft show of force, and the firing of warning shots ". Continua a leggere...

United States summons Turkish ambassador over violent confrontation

The State Department said they were communicating their concern to the Turkish government in the "strongest possible terms". Police appeared to struggle to keep the two groups separated. Republican Senator Ben Sasse, writing on Twitter , said Erdogan should "remember that this country is built on free speech, free religion, free press, and freedom to protest". Continua a leggere...

Trump is actually trying to renegotiate NAFTA

But in the final letter sent Thursday, Lighthizer called on " Congress and American stakeholders to create an agreement that advances the interests of America's workers, farmers, ranchers and businesses ". Canadian federal ministers have been travelling frequently to the U.S. in recent months to lobby America lawmakers whose states have strong trade ties with Canada on the importance of the cross-... Continua a leggere...

Trump calls naming of special counsel move a 'witch hunt'

Trump calls naming of special counsel move a 'witch hunt' U.S. President Donald Trump, striking a defiant tone on Thursday after days of political tumult, denied asking former FBI Director James Comey to drop a probe into his former national security adviser and decried a "witch hunt" against him. Continua a leggere...

Second day of Belt and Road Forum Continues

Second day of Belt and Road Forum Continues China's national news agency Xinhua reported the initiative was first envisioned by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 to create a new platform for worldwide cooperation. New Delhi chose to skip the meeting due to its sovereignty concerns - China-Pakistan Economic Corridor passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Continua a leggere...

Trump welcomes Colombia's president to the White House

Trump's tweets signal his White House - or at least the man in charge - will try to resist Mueller's investigation, meaning the shadow of investigation will now hang over a White House in need of a morale boost. Complicating U.S. support for terms of the agreement has been the worrying boom of cocaine cultivation and production in Colombia since the implementation of Peace Colombia. Continua a leggere...

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces in West Bank, Gaza

The spokesperson, however, did not confirm the reports of Israeli forces deploying live ammunition to scatter the crowd. The health authorities in the enclave said eight people were wounded by bullets and around 30 suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation. Continua a leggere...

Israeli forces attack Palestinian marches supporting hunger-striking prisoners

In the Gaza Strip, meanwhile, several other Palestinian youths were injured in confrontations with Israeli army troops on the strip's borders, according to a Palestinian official. In video footage published to YouTube, Mohammed can be seen injured, wearing a protective vest and helmet, not far from the slain protester, whom the Palestinian Ma'an News Agency subsequently identified as Muataz Hu... Continua a leggere...

Oregon's jobless rate goes down again

In March the state's unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, and in April 2016 it was 5.5 percent. Leisure and hospital sectors had the strongest growth, with 3,100 new jobs, followed by professional and business services with 2,600. New Mexico and Alaska had the highest jobless rates, 6.7 percent and 6.6 percent, respectively. Unemployment rates declined in 10 states in April, increased in one - M... Continua a leggere...

International Monetary Fund raises South Africa's growth forecast for 2017 to 1 percent

International Monetary Fund raises South Africa's growth forecast for 2017 to 1 percent The rate of real GDP growth is projected at 1 percent in 2017. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised South Africa's growth forecast to 1% this year. "We definitely think it's a step in the right direction, but obviously we will be following the implementation of the budget in the coming months", Mlachila said. Continua a leggere...

White House fights reports over Trump asking Comey to end Flynn probe

White House fights reports over Trump asking Comey to end Flynn probe In a short statement, Mueller says, "I accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability". The President was also asked for his response to the Justice Department appointment of special counsel to handle the Russian Federation investigation. Continua a leggere...

Joe Liberman Interviewing for FBI Director

Joe Liberman Interviewing for FBI Director Joe Lieberman was a top candidate for the job. The former Democratic vice presidential nominee now works at the law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres in NY - the same firm as Trump's attorney Marc Kasowitz. "That tells me a lot", said Sen. Joe Lieberman is also raising eyebrows as a proponent of criminal investigations of media outlets that publish classified information stemming from illegal ha... Continua a leggere...


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