Liberal Media Doubles Down On Support For Brutal MS-13 Gang

And we're taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that's never happened before. "And then to think about collective action we could take to mitigate these conditions". She said the media is entitled to defend MS-13 if they want, but a term like "animal" doesn't go almost far enough to describe members of a gang whose motto is "rape, control, kill".

Europe to exempt its firms from U.S. sanctions on Iran

The commission has launched a process to activate the Blocking Statute , which forbids European Union companies from complying with extraterritorial effects of USA sanctions and allows them to recover damages arising from such sanctions.

Guatemala opens doors to new embassy in Jerusalem

Guatemala's opening of its embassy in Jerusalem made it the second country to do so after the United States, which inaugurated its mission on Monday. The White House declined to join in urging Israel to exercise caution and pinned the blame squarely on Gaza's ruling Hamas group, backing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who described the Israeli military's actions as self-defense of his country's borders.

David Tepper buying Carolina Panthers for record-setting price of $2.2B

On the evening of December 17, Richardson announced in a public letter that he would sell the team after the season. Since 2009, he's owned a 5% stake of the Pittsburgh Steelers , an investment he will have to sell in order to buy the Panthers .

Soros-backed foundation leaving Hungary

The legislation, invoking national security interests, would block any organization from advising or representing asylum seekers and refugees without a government license. A Hungarian government billboard featuring George Soros , with the words translated to "Don't let George Soros have the last laugh" is seen at a transit stop in Budapest on July 6, 2017.

Cleric, paramilitary leader surge at Iraq elections

Nationalist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Sairoon Coalition achieved an upset victory, in what has been described as a repudiation of both USA and Iranian influence in Iraq. The electoral commission released results from 10 of 19 provinces Sunday night, including tallies from Baghdad and Basra provinces. The results have come as a shock to the Americans, who were convinced that the incumbent prime minister would gain enough seats to create a coalition with the moderate parties and thereby form a ...

Judge rules special counsel had authority to prosecute Manafort

Jackson ordered that Robert Mueller's authority under the special counsel guidelines is wide enough to cover investigation of Manafort, given he was Trump's campaign chairman. Jackson said the case against Manafort should proceed even if scrutiny of his past activity came about not from the investigation of "links" to Russian but rather as a "matter that arose" from that probe.

Oil dips on signs of ample supply despite OPEC cuts, Iran sanctions

Global benchmark Brent gained $1.11 to settle at $78.23 a barrel. WTI's June contract was 67 cents higher at $71.63/bbl on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 8:57 a.m. The pending US sanctions against Iran have also contributed to the price rise. "In 2012, the reduction in Iranian crude production and exports were around 1 MMBPD", Wittner said, Reuters reported.

Senator Dianne Feinstein to Vote "No" on Haspel Nomination for CIA Director

Brutal interrogation practices are now banned under United States law, but debate on the issue has re-surfaced during Haspel's confirmation process because she was once involved in the CIA's interrogation program. But by the time he released the statement, two key swing votes on the committee, Manchin and GOP moderate Senator Susan Collins of ME, had already announced they would vote for Haspel .

United States offers to help rebuild N Korea economy if it denuclearises

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has repeatedly pushed for Trump to raise the issue of repeated abductions of Japanese citizens by North Korea in his upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un . The Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore is being talked about as a possible venue. The government there even has a history of putting together high-profile diplomatic events on short notice, hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping's historic 2015 meeting with his then counterpart from Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou.

Oklahoma's Governor Signs First Anti-LGBTQ Law Of 2018

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, a Republican, on Friday signed a controversial bill that allows religious child welfare organizations, including adoption and foster care agencies, to discriminate against same-sex couples. Writes Currey Cook, Counsel and Director, Youth in Out-of-Home Care Project, Lambda Legal : "With the stroke of a pen, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin earns the dubious honor of becoming the first governor in 2018 to write anti-LGBT discrimination into law and withhold loving ...

United States and North Korea in 'complete agreement' on summit objectives: Pompeo

He's speaking the day after he returned from Pyongyang with three American detainees released by North Korea. The return of prisoners the US has called "hostages" clears an obstacle to direct talks between Trump and Kim. "We have a good understanding, and I think there is complete agreement about what the ultimate objectives are". And Pompeo said the United States would remain on board to help develop the North's economy, which has been devastated by its own mismanagement and crippling ...

'It's Time to Wrap It Up'

Vice-president Mike Pence claimed Thursday it is time for special counselor Robert Mueller to conclude that his probe of Russian interference at the 2016 election. "And I would very respectfully encourage the special counsel and his team to bring their work to completion". "Why write original material when Nixon can write it for you?" remarked cable television host Joe Scarborough on MSNBC's " Morning Joe " on Thursday.

GDPR may make some users more likely to share their data

Over the last decade, Google has built a strong global privacy compliance program, taking advice from regulators around the world. Although the information in the privacy policy is now easier-than-ever to follow, Google wants to make it clear that "nothing is changing about your current settings or how your information is processed".

IDF ordered to open bomb shelters on the Golan heights

A preliminary assessment found there was minimal damage, he added. According to the Times of Israel , Trump's decision to withdraw from the deal can be counted as one of Netanyahu's greatest victories in foreign policy, equal to the USA recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel .

Google will ban all ads related to the referendum

In a statement , Google said: 'Following our update around election integrity efforts globally, we have chose to pause all ads related to the Irish referendum on the Eighth Amendment'. "That platform is now being undermined in order to prevent the public from hearing the message of one side", the pro-life groups said at a press conference.

Putin congratulates Pashinyan on taking office as Armenia's PM

The vote will be Pashinyan's second attempt to get elected as premier after the ruling Republican Party narrowly blocked his first bid on May 1, despite initially promising not to stand in the way. He has publicly fallen out with other opposition leaders such as the former president Levon Ter-Petrosyan. A year later Pashinian was elected to the National Assembly on the ticket of Ter-Petrosian's Armenian National Congress (HAK).

U.S. to open embassy in Jerusalem

The U.S. administration will ask Israel to withdraw from four Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem, which will likely become the capital of a future Palestinian state, according to an Israeli press report. Trump's move was met with widespread protests in most countries in the world, except Israel and regional USA allies. Jerusalem's status has been a critical obstacle in peace negotiations, and global consensus is that sovereignty over the city should be agreed between the two sides.

Trump Tweets Against Blankenship in West Virginia

McConnell, who has opposed Blankenship's Senate run, is married to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao. Trump has one big reason not to support Blankenship: Roy Moore , the defeated GOP Senate hopeful in Alabama, who won the primary but lost the general election he was favored to win after reports that he'd made inappropriate advances toward teen-aged girls.

Melania Trump unveils 'Be Best' initiative to help kids

Former first lady Michelle Obama made efforts toward improving child education, poverty and nutrition. As a mother and First Lady, Trump said she wants every child to know that it is "safe to make mistakes and there are supportive adults and friends nearby to catch them" if they fall.

Hezbollah in shock election win, gets control of Lebanese parliament

The drop came despite a reformulated electoral law created to encourage voting through proportional representation. However, Hariri would yet have the largest Sunni support in parliament which would see him form the next government irrespective of the losses.

Unified North, South Korea TT team lose

Korea Table Tennis Association Vice President and International Olympic Committee member RYU Seungmin said "This is a big historical decision for both our countries". "This is an important statement to promote peace between our countries through table tennis ". Suh shared that she saw a movie about the united team and now, it felt a bit unusual.

Iowa governor says she'll sign 6-week abortion ban into law

Reynolds signed the bill at the governor's office at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Previously, pro-life state Rep. Shannon Lundgren, a Republican, admitted that the legislation likely would expose the state to a legal challenge, KMA Radio News reports .

Karnataka elections: Congress brought disrepute to Ballari, says PM Modi

Talking about the new State Congress president, he said , "The contest in Madhya Pradesh is between corporate supporters and farmers, and so the Congress will not be able to defeat the BJP". He also said that the Congress never tried to solve the water problem in Tumakuru. The Prime Minister had said that despite Deve Gowda opposing him, when he came to Karnataka for campaigning during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the JD (S) leader should live for 100 years and serve the society.

Central American migrants from 'caravan' have entered US: Mexican immigration official

Seventy more Central American migrants were allowed to cross into the us on Thursday, bringing the total number to 158 over the last few days, Reuters reported . "I can't take it here anymore", said one migrant who was admitted into the US Wednesday. The San Ysidro crossing is in the USA state of California, close to the Mexican city of Tijuana.

Iran denies accusation of Polisario arms delivery

The Gulf Cooperation Council, as an institution, voiced its full and firm solidarity with Morocco, and affirmed support for all initiatives undertaken by the kingdom to consolidate its sovereignty and territorial unity. "Morocco's ambassador has been received today by the Secretary General at the foreign ministry who rejected the unfounded remarks", ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

Telstra fibre cut caused by lightning strike

A lightning strike in rural Australia has been blamed for cutting a cable that caused a major emergency services number outage in every state. "The police have been able to rapidly ensure we have enough staff to handle those calls, and divert and dispatch calls for assistance to all the agencies".

Things you may not know about International Workers' Day

Labour Day originates in the late 19 century when trade unions and labour movements began growing in the US. The governor added that the labour movement should not only enquire after what workers could get from the government but also what workers could further contribute to support the government in making a difference in the lives of the people.

Facebook Asks Users, 'Does This Post Contain Hate Speech?'

The glitch was resolved before 12 p.m. and the question no longer appeared on a News Feed seen by Business Insider. "Does this post contain hate speech?" the site asks, giving two options: "Yes" or "No". Presumably, the feature - once completed - will only appear when triggered by certain words or phrases. "What the heck Facebook?" The premature launch was blamed on a "bug".

Forecast: Severe weather possible today

South wind 6 to 10 miles per hour becoming east after midnight. "While dry weather will dominate over this time, a few showers/thunderstorms are possible Thursday and Friday , with the greatest risk across interior southern New England", the weather service says.