Police discount foul play in female Muslim judge's death

Abdus-Salaam was found dead on the banks of the Hudson River in NY, police said. "The MBBA knew Judge Abdus-Salaam not only as a jurist, but also as a stellar public interest lawyer committed to achieving justice through her work with East Brooklyn... More..

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Some show kids school is safe after San Bernardino shooting

Reuters reported on Monday that Anderson stormed into his estranged wife's special-needs classroom and opened fire, fatally wounding her and one of her 8-year-old students, before taking his own life with the...More..

by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Tillerson says United States missile strikes deliver message for others

Two days after Trump okayed the attack, questions are being raised over the US notifying Russian Federation military officials of the attack - who in turned warned the Syrians - as well as why no attempt was ma...More..

Spanish minister tells UK to 'not lose temper' over Gibraltar
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Spanish minister tells UK to 'not lose temper' over Gibraltar

But a spokesman for Spain's foreign ministry denied the claim, saying the ship was in fact in Spain's own territorial waters. It comes the day after Spain's foreign affairs minister Alfonso Dastis called fo...More..

by | Friday, April 14, 2017

France's Fillon, Le Pen, Under Fire Over Scandals in Election Debate

Le Pen, who also came under attack from conservative Francois Fillon, hit back: "You shouldn't pretend to be something new when you are speaking like old fossils that are at least 50 years old". But 58-year old...More..

Jim Jordan Hits Trump for Blaming Freedom Caucus on AHCA Failure
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Jim Jordan Hits Trump for Blaming Freedom Caucus on AHCA Failure

Paul's encouragement could not come quickly enough after a week-long onslaught from the Trump administration. During the bitter Republican primary, the pair regularly traded barbs, with then-candidate Trump cl...More..

It's not game over for Zuma just yet, warns analyst
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

It's not game over for Zuma just yet, warns analyst

Zuma reiterated plans to transform the economy to include more black people, who, he said, were passed up for promotions and had lower salaries than white people doing the same jobs. The wave of protests comes ...More..

Zuma warns against racism resurgence in South Africa
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Zuma warns against racism resurgence in South Africa

It's been dubbed the National Day of Action. However, the ANC is expected again to stand behind Zuma when the motion is debated after ANC Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe, backtracked from his public critici...More..

by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Why Was Steve Bannon Removed From National Security Council?

Flynn resigned after it was revealed that he falsely denied that he had discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, when in fact they had. Despite the move, Bannon reta...More..

by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Donald Trump's Syria missile strike ratchets up tensions with Russian Federation

Hundreds of demonstrators took to New York City streets chanting "Hands off Syria!" and "Money for jobs and education, not for war and occupation!" Johnson also called on Russian Federation to do "everything ...More..

China's Xi tells Trump 'peaceful resolution' needed on North Korea
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

China's Xi tells Trump 'peaceful resolution' needed on North Korea

Cheng says Xi is likely to have sought - and received - assurances from Trump that the USA would hold off on using military force against North Korea, giving tougher sanctions and diplomacy more time to work. T...More..

Israel condemns Le Pen's remarks on the Vel d'Hiv raid
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Israel condemns Le Pen's remarks on the Vel d'Hiv raid

Around 50 Corsica nationalists demonstrated in front of the venue in Ajaccio where Le Pen was holding her rally, chanting "We do not want the National Front", according to local newspaper Corse Matin. According...More..

by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Trump officials say no new U.S. focus on ousting Syria's Assad

Part of what required explanation was what the strike meant in light of Trump's commitment on the campaign trail to leave the regime alone and focus exclusively on fighting ISIS in Syria. The threat from Russia...More..

Texas hasn't seen this many mumps cases in 20 years
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Texas hasn't seen this many mumps cases in 20 years

In a statement, they confirm the cases all involve adults and stem from the same initial exposure. They also are asking Texans to get vaccinated. Mumps cases wax and wane with each year. The incubation period...More..

Iraqi state-run TV says Islamic State second-in-command killed in airstrike
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Iraqi state-run TV says Islamic State second-in-command killed in airstrike

Iraqi and Kurdish security forces launched an operation last October to retake Iraq's second largest city, which has been under IS control since 2014. The US led anti-Islamic State coalition said it was unable ...More..

Bannon and Kushner meet to make peace amid reports of infighting
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Bannon and Kushner meet to make peace amid reports of infighting

However, a White House official insisted Friday there are "no indications of a staff change". There was the first visit to USA of China's President Xi Jinping, the confirmation vote for a Supreme Court just...More..

First African-American Female Judge On New York's Top Court Found Dead
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

First African-American Female Judge On New York's Top Court Found Dead

She was fully clothed. Abdus-Salaam worked as an attorney at East Brooklyn Legal Services after graduating from Columbia Law School. Her husband later confirmed her identity. After law school, she became a ...More..

British spy agencies knew about Trump-Russia connections back in 2015
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

British spy agencies knew about Trump-Russia connections back in 2015

The agencies tell CNN they were not targeting the president. Britain's spy agency GCHQ was the "principal whistleblower" in the investigation into alleged collusion between U.S. "It is understood that GCHQ ...More..

USA warships reportedly headed towards Korea peninsula
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

USA warships reportedly headed towards Korea peninsula

Trump this week ordered a missile attack on Syrian forces, after the Syrian government killed at least 80 people in a chemical attack. This year North Korean officials, including Kim Jong Un, have repeatedly ...More..

Security Council decides to close United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Security Council decides to close United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti

She said worldwide support, including from the United Nations, will be needed to enable the national police "to eventually provide security for all Haitian citizens". The peacekeeping mission, one of the longes...More..

by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Donald Trump changes stance on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, says 'it's no longer obsolete'

At a press conference last July, he said: "I never met Putin, I don't know who Putin is". That was just one of the remarks made by U.S. President Donald Trump during a news conference with NATO's Secretary-Ge...More..

by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Trump Adviser To Register After Lobbying For Pro-Russia Ukrainian Leader

However, it has also come to light that Manafort's shell company has received $13 million in loans from companies with major Trump ties following his possibly forced exit from the campaign back in August. Las...More..

by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Trump preps new sanctions against North Korea

The analysts cited what appears to be a small vehicle or trailer right outside the North Portal of the underground facility where the North conducted five previous nuclear tests. "Watching the courageous combat...More..

First Muslim female judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam in USA found dead
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

First Muslim female judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam in USA found dead

There are still a lot of questions after one of the state's top judges was found dead Wednesday in the Hudson River . Abdus-Salaam began her career as a judge in the Civil Court of the City of NY in 1992. "I...More..

Strikes against Syria: Did Trump need permission from Congress?
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Strikes against Syria: Did Trump need permission from Congress?

It is for this very reason that the Founders wanted a deliberate, thoughtful foreign policy, and when military action was needed, they wanted it debated and authorized by Congress. But they also sought to a...More..

US' first Muslim female judge found dead
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

US' first Muslim female judge found dead

He added: "As the first African-American woman to be appointed to the state's Court of Appeals, she was a pioneer". "During her time on the bench, Justice Abdus-Salaam earned the respect of all who appeared b...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Elena Kagan Warns Gorsuch: Supreme Court Newbie Has Chores To Do

Justice Samuel Alito says that when he took over as the court's rookie from Justice Stephen Breyer in 2006, after Breyer had been the court's junior member for more than a decade, Breyer still leapt up the firs...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Putin backing `evil person´ in Syria´s Assad, says Trump

The toxic gas attack on April 4 prompted the United States to launch missile strikes on a Syrian air base and widened a rift between the United States and Russian Federation. Lavrov said Russian Federation and ...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

UK defense minister: Russia responsible by proxy for Syria chemical deaths

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon on Sunday accused Russian Federation of being "responsible" by proxy for the death of 87 civilians, including many children, killed last week in a suspected chemical wea...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Is Bashing Europe Erdogan's Winning Ticket Ahead of Turkey's Referendum?

Not surprisingly, the referendum is turning out to be deeply divisive. The decision to keep the focus on Erdogan, instead of the proposed changes, might be the best bet to get a "Yes" vote. Turkish Foreig...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

North Korea's nuclear test site 'primed and ready'

The US sent an aircraft carrier battle group into the area this week amid speculation that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un might conduct another nuclear test to mark his grandfather's birthday on Saturday. Dr...More..

Canada introduces legislation to legalize marijuana
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Canada introduces legislation to legalize marijuana

Ontario has also formed a working group with Quebec on marijuana to share expertise and co-operate on analysis of the federal legislation. The 18 cannabis bills introduced today will impose "significant pen...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Iran: Hardliner Ahmadinejad to run for presidency again

On Sunday, Ebrahim Raisi, a conservative cleric close to Khamenei, announced he would put his name on the list. Mr Ahmadinejad's eight years in office saw a tightening of worldwide sanctions on the Islamic ...More..

Jobs, jabs take centre stage on first day of BC election campaign
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Jobs, jabs take centre stage on first day of BC election campaign

The battle of platform positions between the different parties officially began Tuesday as the writ was dropped to start a 28-day campaign to B.C. election day on May 9. - With files from Laura Kane and Geordon...More..

Warwickshire Police officers in London for PC Keith Palmer's funeral
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Warwickshire Police officers in London for PC Keith Palmer's funeral

Pc Palmer, 48, was stabbed to death by Khalid Masood who attempted to enter parliament after mowing down dozens of people with a auto on Westminster Bridge. PC Palmer, 48, was married with a five-year-old dau...More..