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BJP quits Kashmir govt, calls for federal rule over region

BJP quits Kashmir govt, calls for federal rule over region But senior PDP leader Naem Akhter put the entire blame on the BJP, saying the party has proved that it is New Delhi which "betrays" Kashmir and not the other way around. "Ideologically, the two are completely different parties". The PDP won 28 of 87 seats in the 2014 state assembly elections with the BJP coming second with 25. [Full Article...]

Canada Just Legalized Weed

Canada Just Legalized Weed Under the law, adults 18 and up will be allowed to possess up to ounce of weed for recreational use, and grow a maximum of four plants. The Senate's amendment was meant to head off any legal challenges to the provinces' constitutional authority to prohibit home cultivation. [Full Article...]

European Union tries to assuage German, Italian concerns on migration

European Union tries to assuage German, Italian concerns on migration Seehofer, whose party is more socially conservative than Merkel's, has always been a critic of the chancellor's immigration policies, particularly her decision to open Germany's borders at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015. Even with a sharp decline in the numbers crossing to Europe over the Mediterranean, migration has surged to the top of the political agenda, with the proliferation... [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions Defends Immigrant Separation Policy Against Nazi Germany Comparisons

Jeff Sessions Defends Immigrant Separation Policy Against Nazi Germany Comparisons Led by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, 21 top state prosecutors from California to MA sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday, calling the policy inhumane and draconian. [Full Article...]

U.S. 'to quit United Nations human rights council'

U.S. 'to quit United Nations human rights council' US membership on the Council legitimized an especially treacherous adversary to liberal democracies: the faux human rights victim. She highlighted the continuing presence on the UNHRC of authoritarian regimes with abysmal human rights records, along with the reluctance of other democracies to make their private misgivings about the council public. [Full Article...]

China Warns US of 'Countermeasures' Against Possible New Tariffs

China Warns US of 'Countermeasures' Against Possible New Tariffs The new USA tariffs take what had been a trade spat that appeared to be calming to the next level. As punishment for continuing to doing business with Iran and North Korea in defiance of US sanctions against those regimes, the Commerce Department had ordered ZTE's USA component suppliers to cease doing business with the firm. [Full Article...]

Greece and Macedonia sign agreement on name change

Greece and Macedonia sign agreement on name change While the European Union and the United Nations welcomed the agreement, thousands of Greek protesters rallied outside Greece's Parliament building, accusing the prime minister of being a "traitor", according to Reuters . The deal will ultimately pave the way for Macedonia to join European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation which was resisted by Greece. Greece argued the term "Mace... [Full Article...]

Southgate tube explosion: Station closed after police called

Southgate tube explosion: Station closed after police called According to information from the British Transport Police and the Metropolitan Police Force, a small number of people have suffered injuries and are being treated on the scene. I could smell burning (like rubber) and saw multiple people hurrying for the exits. The Piccadilly line is experiencing severe delays between Arnos Grove and Cockfosters. [Full Article...]

Trump is said ready to pull USA from UN's Human Rights Council

Trump is said ready to pull USA from UN's Human Rights Council British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has criticized the human rights council over its handling of issues related to Israel and the Palestinian territories, which he said were "damaging to the cause of peace". "I don't think [Tuesday's withdrawal] is linked to Prince Zeid's criticism of USA immigration policies", Gowan acknowledged, explaining that the high commissioner is technically separa... [Full Article...]

US to pull out of United Nations human rights body

US to pull out of United Nations human rights body They asked not to be identified discussing a decision that hadn't yet been made public. The US withdrawal had been expected. Alongside his strong speech on the importance of girls' education, his commitment that the United Kingdom will vote against all resolutions in 2019 tabled under the infamous Item 7, which singles out Israel as the only country in the world to have its own agenda item, is a... [Full Article...]

Woman shouting "Allahu Akbar" stabs two in French supermarket

Woman shouting Two people were hurt in a town in southern France on Sunday when a woman shouting " Allahu akbar " (God is greatest) attacked them in a supermarket with a boxcutter knife, prosecutors said. Police later searched her home to find any links to ISIS or other terror groups. A sense of edginess has been with France since a murderous series of killings in 2015 in the name of the Islamic State gr... [Full Article...]

Christian Group Calls Out Fellow Evangelicals Who Have Embraced Trump

Christian Group Calls Out Fellow Evangelicals Who Have Embraced Trump Speaking about Trump's immigration policy in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Sessions pushed back against criticism of the policy from several quarters - including from the Church, with one cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church describing the current administration's decision of separating mothers from their children as "immoral", according to Time . [Full Article...]

Italian ship carrying hundreds of migrants finally docks in Spain

Italian ship carrying hundreds of migrants finally docks in Spain Moroccan Police look at immigrants trying to jump the six-meter-high fence in Ceuta, Spanish enclave on the north of Africa, 09 December 2016. Hundreds more are likely to suffer a similar experience. Two young men traveling on the dinghies involved in the rescue by the Aquarius eight days ago are still missing, and believed drowned. France - who had angered Rome by branding it irresponsible ... [Full Article...]

Audio of crying children at border adds to outrage

Audio of crying children at border adds to outrage Democrats have turned up the pressure over the policy, and some Republicans have joined the chorus of criticism. It's a rare public admonishment of current administration policy from Bush, who has seldom weighed in on politics since her husband left office. [Full Article...]

Seven injured as taxi runs into crowd in Moscow

Seven injured as taxi runs into crowd in Moscow The incident took place on Ilinka Street, about 200 meters (650 feet) from Red Square and Moscow's famous GUM shopping arcade. Moscow police said the driver had been at the wheel for more than 20 hours and had pressed the accelerator by mistake. [Full Article...]

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Visits China

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Visits China The report suggests that during the meeting with Xi and Chinese officials, Kim will discuss the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula , and potential negotiating strategies he might adopt in meeting with the United States moving forward. [Full Article...]

Sweden shooting: Three dead in Malmo cafe attack

Sweden shooting: Three dead in Malmo cafe attack Witnesses on the scene have said that around 12 to 15 shots were fired. It has " significant " potential for violence, Chief of the Swedish National Police Dan Eliasson said in January, as cited by The Local. A police spokesman told AFP that the possibility of a terrorist link to the attack had been discounted. Reports said they were searching for a dark-coloured vehicle. [Full Article...]

Trump Orders Creation of 6th Military Branch: 'Space Force'

Trump Orders Creation of 6th Military Branch: 'Space Force' He added, "The essence of the American character is to explore new horizons and to tame new frontiers". "This is a giant step toward inspiring future generations and toward reclaiming America's proud destiny in space ", Trump said in a statement announcing the pal, which he had talked about before. [Full Article...]

Melania at odds with Donald Trump's border policy

Melania at odds with Donald Trump's border policy Government statistics indicate that almost 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May. "These images are eerily reminiscent of the internment camps for USA citizens and noncitizens of Japanese descent during World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in US history", wrote Bush. [Full Article...]

17 killed after nightclub brawl in Caracas

17 killed after nightclub brawl in Caracas The explosion caused a stampede towards the exits, Venezuela's interior minister Nestor Reverol said. Efe reports that five people were also injured and that one is now in critical condition. The opposition councilman said that other incidents had happened there in the past. "We send our condolences to the families", Reverol said. No information on the owner's name, exact charges or current wher... [Full Article...]


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