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Venezuela’s chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega rejects dismissal

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor says she was sacked by the new constituent assembly because the government wanted to stop her investigations into alleged corruption and human rights abuses. Luisa Ortega, a supporter turned critic of President Nicolás Maduro, has rejected her dismissal. She will face trial for “serious misconduct”, the Supreme Court says. Meanwhile, a leading opposition figure has been returned ... Read More »

Fox News host Eric Bolling suspended over ‘lewd messages’

US television network Fox News has suspended one of its presenters after he was accused of sending lewd photographs to three female co-workers. Eric Bolling, a long-time host at the network, allegedly sent the messages on separate occasions several years ago. His lawyer described the claims as “untrue and terribly unfair”. Fox News said an investigation was under way. It ... Read More »

North Korea: China urges neighbour to stop missile tests

China’s foreign minister has told his North Korean counterpart that Pyongyang should stop carrying out nuclear and missile tests, hours after fresh sanctions were agreed by the United Nations Security Council. Wang Yi said he urged Ri Yong-ho to abide by UN resolutions in a meeting on Sunday in the Philippines. He did not say how Mr Ri replied. Saturday’s ... Read More »

Mueller Seeks White House Documents on Flynn

WASHINGTON — Investigators working for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, recently asked the White House for documents related to the former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, and have questioned witnesses about whether he was secretly paid by the Turkish government during the final months of the presidential campaign, according to people close to the investigation. Though not ... Read More »

‘Tourists go home’: Leftists resist Spain’s influx

Youths in Catalonia and the Basque Country have daubed the slogan “tourists go home” on some buildings – just as foreigners flock to Spain on holiday, spending millions of euros. A spokesperson for leftist Catalans behind the protests said today’s model of mass tourism was impoverishing working-class people. Leftist Basques plan to stage an anti-tourism march on 17 August in ... Read More »

Extreme weather ‘could kill up to 100,000 a year’ in Europe by 2100

Extreme weather could kill up to 152,000 people each year in Europe by 2100 if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, scientists say. The number is 50 times more deaths than reported now, the study in The Lancet Planetary Health journal said. Heat waves would cause 99% of all weather-related deaths, it added, with southern Europe ... Read More »

US notifies UN of Paris climate deal pullout

The Trump administration has issued its first written notification that the US intends to withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. But in the notice to the United Nations the US state department said Washington would remain in the talks process. President Donald Trump drew international condemnation in June when he first announced the US intention to withdraw. He said ... Read More »

Can Iraqi government restore Abrams tank from Iran?

Sending  “Abrams” tank , American advanced defensive and offensive tank , to Iran by one of Iraqi armed factions  a few months ago is still a matter of concern to the administration of US President Donald Trump , it was very upset by this sending because  US felt that there was a military insult against it , so the US ... Read More »

Muslim Brotherhood and potential incubators

Dr… Mohammed Salim Zaanoun The crisis that broke out on 5 June between the three Gulf  states, the Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain, in addition to Egypt with Qatar imposed on the organization of Muslim Brotherhood to study options and alternatives that are a substitute for Doha, in the event that regional and international pressure to push for a decision ... Read More »

Trump Supports Plan to Cut Legal Immigration by Half

WASHINGTON — President Trump embraced a proposal on Wednesday to slash legal immigration to the United States in half within a decade by sharply curtailing the ability of American citizens and legal residents to bring family members into the country. The plan would enact the most far-reaching changes to the system of legal immigration in decades and represents the president’s ... Read More »