• 300 and counting: Push by feds to arrest in US protests

    300 and counting: Push by feds to arrest in US protests
    In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: Aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence.Barr pushed his U.S. attorneys to bring federal charges whenever they could, keeping a grip on cases even if a defendant could be tried instead in state court, according to officials with knowledge of last week's call who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.The Trump administration’s crackdown has
  • Macron's party faces struggle in French Senate elections

    Macron's party faces struggle in French Senate elections
    Nearly half of France’s Senate seats are up for grabs Sunday in an election that is likely to leave the chamber dominated by conservatives and serve a new electoral blow to President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party.The election is indirect, with senators chosen primarily by some 75,000 local elected officials like city councilors.The conservative Republicans party is expected to keep its majority, now at 143 seats.
  • Israelis mark Yom Kippur under 'painful' virus lockdown

    Israelis mark Yom Kippur under 'painful' virus lockdown
    The solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which annually sees Israeli life grind to a halt, begins on Sunday in a nation already under a sweeping coronavirus lockdown.Every year, businesses shut down, roads empty out and even radio and TV stations go silent as the faithful fast for 25 hours and hold intensive prayers of atonement on the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.It's the second nationwide lockdown since the pandemic began, an attempt to contain one of the most severe outbreaks in the wor
  • Former Lebanese FM, president's son-in-law, has coronavirus

    Former Lebanese FM, president's son-in-law, has coronavirus
    A former Lebanese foreign minister and son-in-law of President Michel Aoun has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Sunday.The statement from his office said Gebran Bassil, who also heads the Christian Free Patriotic Movement party, will isolate until he recovers, adding that the infection level is still “low and acceptable.”The announcement comes amid an alarming surge in coronavirus cases in Lebanon, with record numbers registered almost every day for the past week.
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  • France vows to protect its Jewish community after stabbing

    France vows to protect its Jewish community after stabbing
    France’s interior minister promised Sunday to protect France’s Jewish community from extremists after a double stabbing in Paris blamed on Islamic terrorism.Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin visited a synagogue Sunday ahead of the evening start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, and said more than 7,000 police and soldiers are protecting Jewish services this weekend.France has Europe’s largest Jewish community.
  • Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan in disputed area

    Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan in disputed area
    Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan broke out Sunday around the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Armenian Defense Ministry said two Azerbaijani helicopters were shot down.Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan also said Armenian forces hit three Azerbaijani tanks.Nagorno-Karabakh is an ethnic Armenian enclave within Azerbaijan that has been out of Azerbaijan’s control since the end of a war in 1994.
  • Leaders to UN: If virus doesn't kill us, climate change will

    Leaders to UN: If virus doesn't kill us, climate change will
    In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If COVID-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will.With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice caps in Greenland and Canada sliding into the sea, countries are acutely aware there's no vaccine for global warming.“We are already seeing a version of environmental Armageddon,” Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama
  • Late night protest in Portland, Oregon, declared unlawful

    Late night protest in Portland, Oregon, declared unlawful
    Law enforcement declared an unlawful assembly late Saturday, forcing protesters from downtown Portland, Oregon, and making several arrests, just hours after demonstrations earlier in the day ended without many reports of violence.Hundreds of people were gathered downtown in Oregon's largest city when the unlawful assembly was announced just before midnight by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.Images showed protesters crowded in and around a park near the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courth
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  • Trump caps judiciary remake with choice of Barrett for court

    Trump caps judiciary remake with choice of Barrett for court
    President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort.Barrett, a former clerk to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, said Saturday that she was “truly humbled” by the nomination and quickly aligned herself with Scalia's conservative approach to the law, saying his “judicial philosophy is mine,
  • Alasdair Macleod – Big Money Aggressively Buying Gold Takedown, Creating Major Problem For Bullion Banks

    Alasdair Macleod – Big Money Aggressively Buying Gold Takedown, Creating Major Problem For Bullion Banks
    Today London analyst Alasdair Macleod told King World News that big money is aggressively buying the takedown in the gold market, and this is creating a major problem fo the bullion banks.
    The post Alasdair Macleod – Big Money Aggressively Buying Gold Takedown, Creating Major Problem For Bullion Banks appeared first on King World News.
  • New US threats to Iraq widen rifts, leave PM exposed

    New US threats to Iraq widen rifts, leave PM exposed
    Enraged by near-daily attacks on its interests in Iraq, Washington has threatened to close its embassy in Baghdad, in a blow to a premier seen as a bulwark against Iran.
  • North Korea accuses South of intrusion to find dead official

    North Korea accuses South of intrusion to find dead official
    North Korea accused South Korea of sending ships across the disputed sea boundary to find the body of a South Korean official recently killed by North Korean troops, warning Sunday the intrusion could escalate tensions.“We urge the South side to immediately halt the intrusion across the military demarcation line in the West Sea that may lead to escalation of tensions,” the official Korean Central News Agency said.Along with its denial, South Korea proposed a joint investigation to re
  • N Korea accuses S Korea of intrusion to find official's body

    N Korea accuses S Korea of intrusion to find official's body
    North Korea accused South Korea of sending ships across the disputed sea boundary to find the body of a man recently killed by North Korean troops, warning Sunday the alleged intrusion could escalate tensions.Officials in Seoul say the 47-year-old was likely attempting to defect to North Korea but little else is known about his motives.
  • In a time of disarray, UN's virtual meeting adds surreal notes

    In a time of disarray, UN's virtual meeting adds surreal notes
    "Our common house is in disorder," said French President Emmanuel Macron, describing the troubled state of the United Nations General Assembly as it prepares for a second week of mostly virtual meetings and speeches starting Tuesday.
  • Julian Assange fighting extradition to U.S. in London court

    Julian Assange fighting extradition to U.S. in London court
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared this week at a London court to fight extradition to the U.S. where he faces charges of releasing secret government documents. Meanwhile, new details of his personal life have also been released. Elizabeth Palmer reports.
  • Trump Nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

    Trump Nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court
    President Trump announced Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, kicking off what is expected to be a tempestuous Senate confirmation battle less than six weeks before the November presidential election.
  • Netanyahu admits mistakes made, as record 8,315 new coronavirus cases confirmed

    Netanyahu admits mistakes made, as record 8,315 new coronavirus cases confirmed
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted Saturday that his government made mistakes in emerging from Israel’s first national lockdown earlier this year, as the Health Ministry reported 8,315 new coronavirus cases were diagnosed on Friday — a new single-day record.
    Updated numbers also showed that there had been 29 deaths since Friday afternoon, 16 of which occurred so far on Saturday, bringing the death toll up to 1,441.
  • China is doubling down on its territorial claims and that's causing conflict across Asia

    China is doubling down on its territorial claims and that's causing conflict across Asia
    Since taking power in 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping has helped cement China's position as a global superpower -- and pushed forward an aggressive foreign policy, making bolder moves in several key flashpoints across Asia.
  • Belarus tells UN sanctions would be 'harmful for everyone'

    Belarus tells UN sanctions would be 'harmful for everyone'
    Belarus' foreign minister warned Western nations Saturday against imposing sanctions over the country's disputed presidential election and crackdown on protesters, saying their expressions of concern are “nothing but attempts to bring chaos and anarchy to our country.”With the European Union and Britain contemplating sanctions, Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei told the virtual U.N. General Assembly meeting of world leaders that “interference in our internal affairs, s
  • Italian family fosters Gambian migrant: 'The son we never had'

    Italian family fosters Gambian migrant: 'The son we never had'
    When Gambian orphan Muhammed Sanneh arrived in Sicily aged 16, his life took an unexpected turn.
  • Syria minister calls Turkey region's main terrorism sponsor

    Syria minister calls Turkey region's main terrorism sponsor
    Syria’s foreign minister accused Turkey on Saturday of being “one of the main sponsors of terror” in his country and the region, and said it is guilty of “a war crime and a crime against humanity" for cutting water to more than a dozen towns that resisted Turkish occupation.In unusually harsh language, Walid al-Moallem said in a prerecorded speech to the first-ever high-level meeting of the U.N. General Assembly held virtually because of the pandemic that the cutoff of wa
  • Syria minister calls Turkey main terrorism sponsor in region

    Syria minister calls Turkey main terrorism sponsor in region
    Syria’s foreign minister accused Turkey on Saturday of being “one of the main sponsors of terror” in his country and the region, and said it is guilty of “a war crime and a crime against humanity" for cutting water to more than a dozen towns that resisted Turkish occupation.In unusually harsh language, Walid al-Moallem said in a prerecorded speech to the first-ever high-level meeting of the U.N. General Assembly held virtually because of the pandemic that the cutoff of wa
  • North Korea warns of naval tensions during search for slain South Korean

    North Korea warns of naval tensions during search for slain South Korean
    North Korea said on Sunday it is searching for the body a South Korean official killed by its troops, but warned that South Korean naval operations in the area threatened to raise tensions. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un issued a rare apology on Friday for the fatal shooting of the South Korean fisheries official in North Korean waters. Seoul then urged Pyongyang to further investigate the fatal shooting and suggested it could be a joint probe by the two sides. South Korea's military has accuse
  • How it happened: From law professor to high court in 4 years

    How it happened: From law professor to high court in 4 years
    Four years ago, Amy Coney Barrett was a little-known law professor in Indiana.Within weeks, she is likely to be the newest associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.Barrett's fast-track rise, set to drive the nation's highest court to the right for a generation or longer, is the fulfillment of a decadeslong effort by conservatives to remake the federal bench that kicked into high gear after President Donald Trump was elected.
  • Some Breonna Taylor protesters out past curfew, fires set

    Some Breonna Taylor protesters out past curfew, fires set
    A diverse crowd of hundreds marched in Louisville's streets chanting “Black Lives Matter" on Saturday night, the fourth night of protests after a grand jury declined to charge officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.People in the crowd also chanted “No justice, no peace” as cars honked along a busy downtown artery in this Kentucky city that has seen more than 120 days of demonstrations over the death of the 26-year-old Black woman in a police raid gone wrong.A few poli
  • GOP invests $10M in boosting Trump with Barrett confirmation

    GOP invests $10M in boosting Trump with Barrett confirmation
    The Republican National Committee is putting Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation fight front and center with voters just weeks before Election Day.The confirmation battle will be featured in a new $10 million RNC digital ad campaign to encourage battleground state voters to return vote-by-mail ballots or go to the polls.The national party, in concert with President Donald Trump's campaign, is planning local events and protests across the country to support Barrett’s confirmation
  • The U.S. reckoning on race, seen through other nations’ eyes

    The U.S. reckoning on race, seen through other nations’ eyes
    It’s not only in the United States where protests against racial injustice are part of the national conversation.A handful of America’s critics have taken note too, using recent months’ demonstrations and graphic images of police violence to denounce the country at the United Nations’ gathering of world leaders this year.Iranian President Hassan Rouhani invoked the killing of George Floyd, the Black American man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis pressed
  • Her words: Amy Coney Barrett on faith, precedent, abortion

    Her words: Amy Coney Barrett on faith, precedent, abortion
    President Donald Trump on Saturday announced he was nominating Barrett to fill the seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.— 2013 article in the Texas Law Review, citing Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling that recognized a woman’s right to abortion.
  • Thousands march in Washington to pray and show Trump support

    Thousands march in Washington to pray and show Trump support
    Thousands of people packed the National Mall in downtown Washington on Saturday to pray and show their support for President Donald Trump.The march, which stretched from the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol, was held just hours before Trump was set to announce he was nominating a conservative judge for the Supreme Court.Vice President Mike Pence, speaking from the steps of the memorial, said he came to extend Trump’s “greetings and gratitude” and asked them to pray for the
  • The U.S. reckoning on race, seen through other nations' eyes

    The U.S. reckoning on race, seen through other nations' eyes
    It's not only in the United States where protests against racial injustice are part of the national conversation.A handful of America's critics have taken note too, using recent months' demonstrations and graphic images of police violence to denounce the country at the United Nations' gathering of world leaders this year.Iranian President Hassan Rouhani invoked the killing of George Floyd, the Black American man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis pressed his knee against his ne

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