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Niece of France's Le Pen quits politics for now

Voters across France are choosing a new president in an unusually tense and important election that could decide Europe's future, making a stark choice between pro-business progressive Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen. Además...

China just launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier

China just launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier The aircraft carrier, which began construction in 2015, is expected to be fully commissioned for use before 2020 after extensive trials. "The Chinese fleet will cruise to the Eastern Pacific sooner or later". Aircraft carriers: One in operation, two under construction . The SCMP recalls Japan's anger when the Liaoning first ventured into the western Pacific past year; the Associated Press ... Además...

DeVos booed speaking at historically black university

DeVos walked back her previous comments about HBCUs in a statement on Sunday released by the U.S. Department of Education: "I am happy to see the president reaffirmed this Administration's support for HBCUs". Jeanne Allen, of The Center for Education Reform, which advocates for charter schools, asked DeVos during the "fireside chat" portion of the event why she thought she had received so mu... Además...

Donald Trump insists there is no evidence of his collusion with Russian Federation

CNN learned of the subpoenas hours before President Donald Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. Yates' testimony seemed to contradict public statements made by White House press secretary Sean Spicer and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Además...

Can the 'de-escalation' plan in Syria work?

Mohammed Rasheed, a spokesman for the Jaish al-Nasr rebel group, said Russian Federation was "merely playing political games" and "making declarations". The United States and some Arab countries back rebel groups that want to overthrow Assad. The security zones would be in place in Idlib province, to the north of the city of Homs, in Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, and in southern Syria. Además...

Remaining 82 Nigerian Girls Abducted by Boko Haram Now Free

Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said officials originally had been negotiating for the release of 83 girls, but one said she wanted to remain. After waiting so long for the return of their children, the parents of these girls must feel a great sense of relief and elation, " Tinubu said. Además...

Por unanimidad, el Senado aprobó la ley que limita el 2x1

Al inicio de la sesión, el senador nacional Pedro Guastavino (FPV-PJ) destacó la "reprobación contundente" de diversos sectores políticos y de la sociedad y la "clara reivindicación del rol del Parlamento" en el apoyo del proyecto de ley que busca restringir la aplicación de la ley del 2 x 1, luego del fallo de la Corte Suprema que autorizó la aplicación del beneficio a un condenado por de... Además...

USA to arm Syrian Kurds fighting ISIS

USA to arm Syrian Kurds fighting ISIS Turkey has objected to the USA supporting SDF entities which include the Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) and the Syrian Arab Coalition (SAC), because Ankara views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party ( PKK ), which has renewed a three-decades-old long guerrilla war against the Turkish state since peace talks stalled in July 2015. Además...

Nirbhaya gangrape verdict: Priyanka Chopra says justice has prevailed

Jyoti Singh, who was accompanied by a male friend, was brutally gang-raped by six persons and tortured to the extent that her intestine was pulled out. Speaking to the media, the parents said that they can finally sleep peacefully tonight. A child should be taught to respect women in the society in the same way as he is taught to respect men. Además...

Federal investigators decline charges against officers in Sterling case

Federal investigators decline charges against officers in Sterling case Less than two weeks later, three police officers in Baton Rouge were killed in an ambush, further inflaming tensions in that community. Sterling's family held a separate news conference to call on Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry to pursue state criminal charges. Además...

S. Korea's New President Heading for Friction with the US?

Moon assumed presidential duties early in the morning after the National Election Commission finished counting Tuesday's votes and declared him victor of the special election necessitated by the ousting of conservative Park Geun-hye, whose downfall and jailing on corruption charges is one of the most turbulent stretches in the nation's recent political history. Además...

Burr: Comey Firing Makes Senate Intel Probe 'Difficult' But Not 'Impossible'

But Democrats and some Republicans saw the move to get rid of Comey as an assault on the FBI's Russian Federation probe and demanded that it be turned over to an independent special prosecutor or commission. Lavrov, who has not set foot in Washington since 2013, is the most senior Russian official to meet with Trump since he took office in January. In public hearings, Comey has declined to answe... Además...

South Korea's new president sworn in

On Sunday, Pyongyang announced it had detained a United States citizen on suspicion of "hostile acts" against the regime, days after it accused Seoul and Washington of plotting to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un using "biochemical weapons". Además...

Ivanka Trump's New Book Mocked For Being Out Of Touch

She announced in a statement, "In light of government ethics rules, I want to be clear that this book is a personal project". Ivanka's lack of an official government salary is the only way that the Administration can defend her role, but she still receives significant benefits from her position, the least of which is a government-issued phone, a West Wing office, and security clearances. Además...

Syria Kurds say US decision to arm them will hasten IS defeat

Ilham Ahmed, a top official in the Syrian Democratic Forces' political office, said the decision to provide heavier arms carries "political meaning" and "legitimises the YPG and the Syrian Democratic Forces". joined forces, they could turn Raqqa into a "graveyard" for the jihadists. However, Washington sees the affiliated YPG as distinct from the PKK and as a valuable partner in the fight ag... Además...

Moon, Trump agree on close cooperation on N. Korea: Seoul

This began in 1997 - well before North Korea had proved any nuclear capability - and involved economic engagement with the North to reduce the gaps between the two Koreas. The U.S. and South Korea insist that the system is for protection against North Korea, but China has objected to it. Experts said that China has concerns the countries will use the system "to spy on China's activities, rather th... Además...

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile, defying global pressure

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to "catastrophic consequences". "W$3 e call on United Nations member states to fully implement commitments that they made regarding North Korea", he said. "But he has to understand we won't be very happy". Además...

Tories win majority of council seats in East Renfrewshire election

FIRST MINISTER NICOLA STURGEON, has today (Monday 8 May) accused the Tories of harvesting Ukip votes to sacrifice Scotland's jobs and economic safety. After 37 years of running Glasgow, Labour's grip on the city was over as the SNP became the largest party in the city. On May 4th, vote Scottish Labour. Además...

US Republican Senator Graham to examine Trump's business deals

Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn was interviewed at the White House by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. McGahn agreed to meet with Yates later that afternoon. Any Russian connection very well could have made Trump more reluctant to cut Flynn loose. Still, in the short term, the testimony of Yates likely means another lost day ahead for the White House as it uses up time and political energy brushing off a ... Además...

Administration names 10 judges for federal bench

President Donald Trump is expected to announce the nomination of Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan L. Larsen to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, The New York Times reports . Gorsuch's 66-day confirmation process was swift, but bitterly divisive. And in what was arguably her highest-profile opinion, published in April 2016, the court unanimously decided that a staffer for former Re... Además...


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