Record Numbers of Venezuelans Seek Asylum In the U.S. Amid Political Chaos

June 22, 2017

Some 8,300 Venezuelans applied for U.S. asylum in the first three months of 2017, which, as the Associated Press points out, puts the country on track to nearly double its record 18,155 requests last year. Around one in every five U.S. applicants this fiscal year is Venezuelan, making Venezuela Americas leading source of asylum claimants for the first time, surpassing countries likeChina and Mexico. Traditionally we have seen a direct correlation between human rights violations in Venezuela …

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Physician Says Racist ‘White Doctor’ Rant Reflects Larger Issue In Canada

June 22, 2017

… student, as a resident and even as a practitioner. Its heartbreaking, she told the news station. You think that youre a Canadian,that this is your country, this is where you belong. And when someone accuses you that way or treats you that way, you feel like an alien. Alam also noted that she was taught to deal with hostile patients only in general and not specifically how to handle racist patients. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWEB 2.0 Sniper – Monthly license The …

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Saudi Arabia’s king deposes crown prince, promotes son as successor

June 21, 2017

(CNN)In a surprise reshuffle at the top of Saudi Arabia’s royal hierarchy, the country’s crown prince has been deposed and replaced by the king’s son, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. The 31-year-old has been appointed deputy prime minister and will continue in his role as defense minister, according to a royal decree cited by state media. …

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A First-Grader’s Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met

June 19, 2017

… every 10 artists is selected; she hopes to see that ratio grow over time. Another longterm goal is building awareness of these kinds of exhibitions those that value local community and the universality of artistic expression as opposed to the fabled genius of the dead, white chosen few. Its not as if these projects havent been happening all around the country, Jackson-Dumont said. And yet you can probably count on your hands the number of times you read about something like this. People, I …

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Britain’s ‘longest-married’ couple celebrate anniversary – BBC News

June 19, 2017

… didn’t think he would ever see her again. It is so fortunate that a room became available at Margaret’s home. “It has been a real battle trying to keep them together. Ken gave his life for his country and he deserves to be able to be with his wife. “They are a very loving couple and we are so proud to have celebrated their 80th anniversary with them.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsHijackrr Gold Instamate Lite Edition 2017 Remember, Instamate …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… his broken English. Hed tell me, I didnt mind that, because I knew that someday in the future, you were going to have a better life, she recalled. His sacrifice has been weighing on Marcario lately. She isnt a parent herself, but she thinks of her young cousins, nieces and nephews. She wants them to inherit a planet with a stable climate and normal sea levels a country that still has some pristine wilderness left. Her job running a privately held company with roughly $800 million in annual …

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… protection equipment suit (PPE), when working amidst the crisis gripping the country. The nursing staff had their names written on their suits, so they could identify one another and it is for that reason, and not Pauline’s face, that Mbalu, now 17, remembers her. “The first time I saw Pauline, she looked like a devil,” Mbalu says, referring to the PPE suit. Image caption Mbalu says that after being cared for by Pauline Cafferkey, she too wants to be a nurse Image …

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Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

June 16, 2017

The news comes a day after President Donald Trump reportedly gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in the country in an effort to combat the spread of insurgent groups like the Islamic State and the Taliban. There are currently about 8,400 U.S. troops officially stationed in Afghanistan and an additional 2,000 not included in official tallies. The Pentagon refuted the AP report in a statement to Reuters late Thursday, saying no decisions have been made regarding …

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Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

… members are fighting for the Iraqi families at risk of losing their loved ones. “Not only is it immoral to send people to a country where they are likely to be violently persecuted, it expressly violates United States and international law and treaties,” said Kary Moss, executive director for the ACLU of Michigan in a news release. “We are hoping that the courts will recognize the extreme danger that deportation to Iraq would pose for these individuals. Our immigration policy …

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Executions in Pakistan: Is ISIS targeting China?

June 15, 2017

… country. Indeed, some members of Pakistan’s parliament have gone as far to suggest that CPEC is “another East India Company in the offing” that will submit the country’s national interests to those of Beijing. Finally, as the reported killing of the two Chinese nationals demonstrates, can China ultimately rely on the security forces of local partners such as Pakistan to protect its interests? Indeed, these killings come despite the Pakistani military’s commitment …

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Borough Market opens after London Bridge terror attack – BBC News

June 15, 2017

… in the country, with more than 100 stalls selling gourmet goods from both Britain and abroad. As well as selling food to take away, there are more than 30 bars, cafes and restaurants. It is a tourist attraction in its own right, attracting about five million visitors a year. The market and its surrounding streets have been used as film locations for such features as Bridget Jones’s Diary, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. London Bridge spans …

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Anger in Taiwan as China poaches another diplomatic ally

June 14, 2017

… calling Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen — the first contact between a US president or president-elect and Taiwan’s leaders. However, Trump has since affirmed US commitment to the One China policy — a set of protocols that have governed US-China relations for decades. Panama gave no specific reason for the split but China has been investing in the country, which is home to Panama canal — a crucial shipping route. “I have ratified it because it is the correct …

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Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

… Korea’s women’s soccer team traveled to Pyongyang for an Asian Cup qualifier. Footballing culture is strong in the two Koreas. North Korea has qualified for the World Cup more times than China, a country with a population 54 times larger, while South Korea’s national football team is the most successful in Asia. However, not all sporting overtures have been successful. Pyongyang boycotted the 1988 Olympics, held in Seoul, after negotiations for the two countries to potential …

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Gulf crisis threatens to separate Qatari mom from her children

June 12, 2017

Doha, Qatar (CNN)In a large villa on the outskirts of Qatar’s capital Doha, one family gathers to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, handing out candy and singing songs. Dr Wafaa al-Yazeedi, a mother of three, is a Qatari single mother. Bahrain has asked her children, all Bahraini citizens, to leave Qatar. Food, fuel and flights: How Qatar may suffer …

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Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 11, 2017

… desensitizes his audience to race matters throughout the country, which black people (and all people of color, more broadly) can ill afford. And with people of color frequently relying upon white allies to serve as vehicles toward racial progress, the prospect of continued national apathy to our plight and dismissal of our grievances is an ill omen. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson was not originally scheduled to appear on last nights episode of Real Time With Bill Maher. Dyson, a friend of the …

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Election results 2017: May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… had a “strong relationship” and that she intended to form a government which could “provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country”. DUP leader Arlene Foster confirmed she had spoken to Mrs May and that they would speak further to “explore how it may be possible to bring stability to this nation at this time of great challenge”. Mrs May’s decision to seek a deal with the DUP has prompted concerns from some Tories. …

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Gulf rift: Qatar ‘not ready to surrender’

June 9, 2017

Doha, Qatar (CNN)Qatar has said “it’s not ready to surrender” as the diplomatic stranglehold placed on the tiny oil-rich country by its neighbors intensifies. “The State of Qatar has never seen such hostility, not even from a hostile state,“ a Foreign Ministry statement said Thursday. Unraveling the Qatar crisis Social sympathizers could face jail US suspects Russian hackers World cup a bargaining chip Qatar keeps gas flowing Philippines stops …

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Question Trump’s FBI nominee — but give him a fair hearing

June 8, 2017

… until 2027. Join us on Twitter and Facebook At this time in our country, thank goodness there is a desire to fight. Not just in Washington, but around the country.And when it comes to fighting back against healthcare “reform” that will result in millions of people with pre-existing conditions losing their coverage, or efforts to roll back environmental regulations that protect our air and drinking water and provide opportunities to empower and encourage the growth in clean …

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The ‘Boy In The Ambulance’ Emerges In Interviews With Pro-Assad Media

June 7, 2017

… Mohammad Kheir Daqneesh, on a couch in an Aleppo home. Other photos on Allouches Facebook account show the journalist wearing a shirt with the image of Assads face. According to Ruptlys report, Daqneesh had concluded that the footage was used by opposition-supporters for the purpose of propaganda. Another video taken by the Russian news station shows Omranwaving the Syrian national flag. They are the ones who hurt us and our country and displaced the people, Daqneesh said. Omrans …

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‘Terrorism Has No Religion:’ Muslims Across The UK Slam London Attackers

June 5, 2017

Terrorism has no religion, Imam Abdul Quddus Arif, of the local Ahmadiyya Muslim community, told HuffPost UK on Sunday,slamming the assailants twisted beliefs. Basically, not in my name, not in the name of Islam. I want to make that very clear. Imam Abdul Quddus Arif from the local Ahmadiyya Muslim community speaks out against Islamic extremism. Arifs message was echoed by other Muslim organizations across the country, condemning Islamic extremism. Their warped view of the world doesnt …

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General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 5, 2017

I came here as a Masters student about five years ago. I think I chose the university rather than London – the London School of Economics had the best programme in my field. But I settled in right away. I met my friends, my boyfriend, and I work in public health policy. Now, I don’t have the same sense of loyalty to this country that I used to have. If I hadn’t met my boyfriend I might have already moved somewhere else. London feels very sympathetic, but smaller, …

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Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

For some reason or another, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left in this country and around the world, Pence said. Its long been a goal of the liberal left in this country to advance a climate change agenda. Hes also disregarding that some of his fellow Republicans have also urged action on what he describes as the climate change agenda. Recent polls also show that many Republican voters including those who sided with Trump in the 2016 election …

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9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

June 2, 2017

President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the Paris climate accord on Thursday with a White House speech that made the historic agreement sound like a trade deal, which it isnt. But that was just one of the thorns in his Rose Garden statement. The nonbinding pact to reduce planet-warming emissions, approved by every country but Syria and Nicaragua, commits its signatories to slashing greenhouse gas outputs and coming back to the negotiating table every five years to seek more …

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Election blind dates: Peter Stringfellow and Mary Beard – BBC News

June 1, 2017

… social exclusion in this country is so unfair that if higher taxation could solve that, surely that’s a good thing? Did you convince him on anything?: I thought the place I made the best hit actually was on taxation because I didn’t think that Peter had a very good answer to the absolute blatant unfairness of social division. I think I did rather better on taxation than I did on the feminist issues. I think he’s rather more practised at dealing with that actually. What about …

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Why the UK election isn’t exciting Americans – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… exercised too little power rather than too much: they wanted him to use his royal prerogative to overrule parliament over its much-hated tax regime. America’s royal obsession sometimes has the feel of a cargo cult on a small Polynesian island, but its faithful to the thinking of some of the country’s leading founding fathers. History. That’s what continues to fascinate Americans about Britain, not its modern-day politics. That’s evidenced by the enormous popularity of the …

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