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The White House is planning to invoke a national emergency to proceed with arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan in a move which would bypass Congress, according to Al Jazeera. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the move was necessary since a delay could increase the risk for U.S. partners at a time of instability due to Iran. “These sales will support our allies, enhance Middle East stability, and help these nations to deter and defend themselves from…

Indiana investigators found nearly 600 pit bulls and roosters in two properties being trained for fighting this week, according to The Hill. Officials received an anonymous tip which said the animals were allegedly being trained and abused to host gambling events. Police seized one pit bull Thursday morning at the home of Martin Anderson, according to the Indianapolis Star, but more than 550 roosters and 9 more pit bulls were found at a farm also owned by Anderson in Owen County. The American

The United States Supreme Court agreed to put on hold lower court rulings that ordered new voting maps in Michigan and Ohio on Friday, according to Politico. The move was expected since the highest court in the country is considering similar cases concerning partisan gerrymandering out of Maryland and North Carolina. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling on those cases by the end of the current term in June. Officials from Michigan and Ohio called on the court to step…

Lawyers for the Indonesian opposition presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto submitted a lawsuit to the Constitutional Court on Friday night which challenges the results of the April 17 election, according to Reuters. Prabowo has claimed the vote was rigged for Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who won 55.5 percent of the votes in the poll to lead the world's third-largest democracy. The opposition candidate received 44.5 percent of the vote, according to the General Election Commission (KPU)

China has unveiled a prototype magnetic levitation train with a designed maximum speed of 600 kilometers (372 miles) per hour, which its manufacturers say could pose a major competition to the airline industry, The Hindu reports. The train designed and made by the CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co, a wholly owned subsidiary of China, was unveiled on Thursday to the media in eastern port city of Qingdao in Shandong province, state-run China Daily reported on Friday. Once operationalized, it could pose a

As it heats up heading into Memorial Day in the United States, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is warning everyone to be sure to take precautions to help protect their skin, according to The Washington Post. Health experts said the cumulative effect of UV rays has been linked to skin cancer, which is already the most common form of cancer in the country and those rates are rising. Nancy Akerman of the Environmental Protection Agency conducts outreach and education on sun…

Officials said an explosion in the French city of Lyon injured at least eight people on Friday, according to Deutsche Welle. The prosecutor's office said a suspected parcel bomb was the cause of the explosion and none of the injuries were life-threatening. The incident occurred on Friday evening, according to the French interior minister, who noted it happened in the first arrondissement of Lyon where Rue Victor Hugo meets Rue Sala. Le Progrès newspaper said the explosion came from a parcel bomb

Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit on Friday to stop Alabama from implementing a new law which would make abortion a crime at any stage of pregnancy, even in cases of rape and incest, according to NBC News. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood Federation of America on behalf of Alabama abortion providers are behind the lawsuit which is attempting to stop the near-total abortion ban from going into effect. The law in Alabama was approved by the legislature and…

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Health officials warned this week the second-deadliest outbreak of Ebola could spiral out of control unless attacks on medical facilities and first responders working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo stop and the threat of Ebola crossing the border is addressed on Friday, according to CBS News. The World Health Organization warned this week the disease could spread to other African countries. The DRC's health minister Olly Ilunga Kalenga told reporters his government was still struggling

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MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian court on Friday extended the arrest for a former U.S. Marine charged with espionage, who complained in court about abuse in custody. Paul Whelan was arrested at the end of December in a hotel room in the Russian capital of Moscow where he was attending a wedding. He was charged with

General News AT&T is working with BitPay to accept bill payments in the form of crypto. VP Kevin McDorman claims this is to meet demand from their customers who use crypto. Coinbase Commerce has exceeded $50 million in transactions since launching in February 2018 showing the rise in users paying in crypto. “Volumes really started picking up in Q2 2019” Justin O’Brien, the product lead for Coinbase Commerce claims. Meanwhile, customers can now pay for CBD products using Bitcoin, Ethereum,

Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling For every action there’s a reaction, especially when societies are collapsing. As for America, it entails reactionaries who’ve adopted an ideologically driven view of the world that is tragically at odds with reality. Seizing on a source of authority and power they once had, they are more inclined to rule over others through punitive consequences or something worse: Over-reactionary wars. Meanwhile there’s the other vice, how many just standby and

The United Nations Refugee Agency warned since 1.3 million Venezuelans have settled in Colombia, there have been thousands of children born who are stuck in legal limbo with no identity documents, which puts them at risk of statelessness on Thursday, according to The Japan Times. Some 3.7 million people have left Venezuela, including 3 million since 2015 as the country endured a political and economic crisis in their home country causing widespread shortages of food and medicine and

Critics including victim's of El Salvador's bloody civil war, human rights groups, and the United Nations have come out to oppose a bill which would offer amnesty for former military personnel and leftist guerillas who committed atrocities during the 1980-1992 conflict in Congress on Thursday, according to The Atlantic. The bill is currently being discussed by El Salvadoran lawmakers in committee but could include a prohibition on jail time for those accused of atrocities where 8,000 people went

Japan is preparing to host United States President Donald Trump starting this Saturday for a four-day state visit by planning a number of historic events, according to The Washington Post. Reactions on social media on Thursday was both sympathetic and critical of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his plan to have Trump be the first foreign leader to meet Japan's new emporer, Naruhito, but also allowing him to present a special "Trump Cup" to the winner of the first sumo tournament of the…

Voting started on Thursday in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom for one of the most important European Parliament elections in decades, according to Al Jazeera. More than 400 million Europeans will head to the polls across 28 member states to help determine the composition of the 751-member parliament and the future of the bloc. The European Parliament will be responsible for choosing the next president of the European Commission and will influence the EU's legislative agenda and even

The United States Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue revealed President Donald Trump was implementing a $16 billion aid program to help American farmers hurt by the ongoing U.S.-China trade war on Thursday, according to National Public Radio. “Some of this $16 billion is going to be used for market access programs to go and build markets elsewhere,” Perdue said in an interview on Fox Business Network. “If China’s decided not to play, then we’ll sell these great products elsewhere.” He did not

At least one woman should be selected by EU leaders when replacing Jean Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk as presidents of the European Commission and council, positions only ever held by men, The Guardian reported Thursday. Seventy leading politicians – including the top candidates for the jobs – and the former prime ministers and former commission president Romano Prodi – have supported the move, the report said. There has never been a female president of the European Commission or council, the

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Wednesday the redesign of the $20 bill to feature 19th-century abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman has been delayed. The decision to replace Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president, with Tubman on the $20 bill had

The head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization warned the Kremlin and other potential foes that the military alliance was prepared to use all available means to respond to potential cyber attacks before the upcoming European Parliament elections on Thursday, according to The Independent. Jens Stoltenberg's made the warning as the bloc's members were already on high alert for potential interference as voting began in Britain and the Netherlands. Russia has already been accused of trying to

The California man who became known as the "American Taliban" after his battlefield capture in Afghanistan battlefield in November 2001 is being released from prison. Thirty-eight-year-old John Walker Lindh has ...

In March 2014, Joseph Lau was convicted of corruption and money laundering by a court in Macau and was sentenced to a jail term of five years and three months. A fugitive tycoon's hopes of fighting the government's plan for new extradition laws have been given a boost, when the High Court allowed a prominent London lawyer to represent him in a judicial review application, despite objections from the Secretary for

Memorial Day is this weekend and it is such a great holiday for family and friends to gather outdoors while having that extra day to recharge. This weekend, we celebrate and honor the history of our country and the struggle that we have been through. There are so many possibilities when it comes to entertaining, but nothing …

The United States military said it dispatched two Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, according to News Corp Australia. The move will likely anger Beijing, at a time of already heightened tensions between the two major global powers due to an ongoing trade war between China and the United States. Taiwan has become a flashpoint for the Beijing-Washington relationship as China continues to claim ownership of the South China Sea. Washington has continued freedom-of-navigation patrols

Clashes between protesters and Indonesian security forces continued on Wednesday night as crowds continued to show their rage over the result of last month's presidential election , according to Reuters. Central Jakarta was filled with instances of tear gas, rubber bullets, projectiles, and firecrackers as protesters tore apart street signs and set fire to security posts and food stalls. The capital’s governor, Anies Baswedan, said six people were killed during riots on the first night which was

Customs and Border Protection temporarily suspended intake at the largest migrant processing center in Texas on Wednesday as the United States agency fights an outbreak of "a flu-related illness," according to National Public Radio. McAllen Central Processing Center in southern Texas is also where a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy became ill last week before he was transferred to another Border Patrol station and died. A CBP spokesman said 32 individuals tested positive for influenza at McAllen and

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Beijing needed to make preparations for difficult times as it faces an uncertain international trade situation in the future on Wednesday in comments carried by state media. China and the United States have been locked in an escalated tariff war, with each targeting one another's imported goods after talks broke down to resolve the dispute between Xi and American President Donald Trump. The tensions came to a head last week as Reuters reported the Trump

Maine became the 25th state in the United States to have a confirmed case of measles on Wednesday, according to The Hill. A state official said a child was infected but is now fully recovered as the country fights the worst outbreak of the disease in a quarter century. The child's measles case was confirmed on Monday in Somerset County and was vaccinated so they had no complications during the course of treatment for the disease, according to Maine's Center For Disease Control…

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Ireland’s data protection commission has opened an investigation into Google over suspected infringements of European Union privacy rules, The Guardian reported Wednesday. The probe will examine if Google’s online Ad Exchange violated general data protection regulations (GDPR) covering the sharing of personal data of internet users, the watchdog said. “A statutory inquiry pursuant to section 110 of the Data Protection Act 2018 has been commenced in respect of Google Ireland Ltd’s processing of

Several Arab states have reportedly begun exerting pressure on the Palestinians to agree to participate in June’s workshop in Bahrain, where the U.S. is expected to unveil the economic portion of its long-awaited plan for Middle East peace, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday. “Some Arab countries are unhappy that we immediately rejected the idea of the workshop. They are now asking us to stop attacking the workshop and not to oppose the participation of Palestinian businessmen.” –

United States President Donald Trump abruptly left a planned meeting with Democratic leaders on Wednesday after exclaiming he would not work with them unless they stopped investigating him, according to Politico. One Congressional aide said the Congressional leaders were made to wait after Trump was late before arriving to complain about their ongoing probes into his administration and canceling the meeting before hosting a press conference in the Rose Garden. Earlier on Wednesday, House Speaker

A US Navy ship partially made from steel taken from the wreckage of the World Trade Centre has arrived in New York harbour, poignantly sailing past One World Trade Center which was built in the wake of 9/11. The ship, the USS New York, was one of several ships participating in this year’s Fleet Week, which kicked off on Wednesday as those boats arrived at piers in Manhattan. An 11 gun salute was planned for the USS New York as it passed by…

A new report published on Wednesday by the South China Morning Post said ten years after Japan introduced its "lay judge" jury system, it's continually struggling to find enough people to serve in the nation's courts. Lay judges were first introduced in 2009 when 53 percent of people declined to serve on juries, but by 2019 that figure had risen to nearly 70 percent. Tokyo was hoping lay judges would provide the public with a more in-depth understanding of the legal system and…

A former Uber driver has been found responsible for torturing a man during Somalia‘s civil war more than 30 years ago. Former Somali army colonel Yusuf Abdi Ali, known as “Tukeh” or “the crow”, tortured and shot Farhan Mohamoud Tani Warfaa, a civil jury in the US capital of Washington DC found. Mr Warfaa told the court that he was 17-years-old and herding cattle when he was rounded up during a mass arrest in December 1987 over a missing water-tanker truck. We’ll tell…