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Trump demand that asylum seekers wait in Mexico may turn on legal clause

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 09:10

Last week, Trump said that migrants who seek asylum at the U.S.-Mexican border would stay in Mexico until their claims were individually approved in U.S. courts, although Mexico's incoming government denied they had struck any deal. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security did not respond to a request for comment about the proposal. Keeping refugees in Mexico for the years it can take to resolve an asylum claim would be a stark break with long-standing practice, which allows asylum seekers to remain in the United States while their case plays out.

Here’s The Excruciating Audio Of Mic’s Co-founder Telling Everyone It’s Over

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 08:59

At an all-hands meeting in New York on Thursday morning, Chris Altchek stood

Greek court acquits 21 over raid on gold mining facilities

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 07:15

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A Greek court on Friday acquitted 21 people accused of raiding prospective gold mining facilities that some see as a welcome foreign investment but many local residents strongly oppose on environmental grounds.

Holiday hacks to keep your real Christmas tree fresh all season

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 07:13

If you are choosing a live Christmas tree this year, here are some tips to keep it as healthy as possible this holiday season.

500 Million Marriott Customers Affected in Massive Data Breach

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 07:00

The attack included some passport numbers and credit card information

Winter Hair Mistakes You’re Making, According To The Pros

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 05:45

Cold, dry winter weather is basically your skin's worst enemy. Unsurprisingly,

Kremlin 'regrets' Trump decision to cancel Putin talks as Ukraine bans Russian men from crossing border

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 04:34

Ukraine has barred Russian men of military age from entering the country amid an escalating military and diplomatic standoff following last weekend's naval clash.  Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, said the ban on male Russian citizens between the ages of 16 and 60 would be imposed under the state of martial law he declared in a response to Russia's seizure of three Ukrainian ships and their crews in the Black Sea on Sunday.  "These are measures to block the Russian Federation from forming detachments of private armies here, which in fact are representatives of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation," Mr Poroshenko said.  The move will "not allow them to carry out the operations that they tried to conduct in 2014," he added.  Mr Poroshenko was referring to Russia's deployment of large numbers of unmarked soldiers and undercover agents into Ukraine during its annexation of Crimea and a subsequent separatist uprising in the east of the country four years ago.   Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko leads a National Security and Defence Council meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday Credit: Mykhailo Markiv/ Presidential Press Service But the move is likely to have a devastating impact on millions of Ukrainians and Russians with family and business links on both sides of the border.  Russia's foreign ministry said it had no plans to retaliate with a similar ban on Ukrainian citizens. Russian forces rammed, fired on, and boarded three Ukrainian ships trying to pass through the strait of Kerch, the seaway that links the Black and Azov Seas on Sunday.  It was the most dangerous clash between the two sides since the last large-scale fighting in eastern Ukraine ended in 2015, and has raised fears of open conflict.   Moscow has charged the 24 crewmen it took prisoner with illegally crossing the Russian border and sentenced them to two months' detention.  Trump and Putin at their first summit in Helsinki in July Crimea's human rights ombudsman Lyudmila Lubina said the 24 Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia had been moved to Moscow.    Ukraine described the Russian move as as illegal attempt to impose a blockade its industrial and military ports on the Sea of Azov.   The move came a day after Donald Trump cancelled a scheduled meeting with Vladimir Putin because Russia has not released the captured Ukrainian sailors.   The two presidents were scheduled to hold their first formal sit-down meeting since July at the G20 summit in Argentina on Saturday      Speaking to reporters in Buenos Aires, Mr Trump said on Friday that the naval clash was the "sole reason" for cancelling the meeting.  The Kremlin called the move "regrettable". "This means that discussion of important issues on the international and bilateral agenda will be postponed indefinitely," Dmitry Peskov, Mr Putin's spokesman, said.  He said Mr Putin "is ready to have contacts with his American counterpart." On Thursday Michael Cohen, Mr Trump's former lawyer, pleaded guilty to lying about his client's links with Russia before he was elected president. The clash has also exposed rifts within Europe, with British, Baltic, and Polish calls for new sanctions being rebuffed by France and Germany.  Bulgarian MPs gave the go ahead for the country to join the TurkStream, a gas pipeline project designed to re-route Russia exports around Ukraine.  Earlier in the week Germany rebuffed calls from Ukraine and the United States to  to re-think Nord Stream 2, a gas pipeline linking the country with Russia. 

North Carolina Delays Certifying Results Of Congressional Race Amid Probe Of Irregularities

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 22:29

Election officials in North Carolina are delaying certifying the results of a

Side issues loom over G-20 summit as world leaders arrive

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 20:19

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — World leaders arrived Thursday in the Argentine capital for the Group of 20 summit of the globe's largest economies as issues such as a trade war between the United States and China, the killing of a Saudi journalist in the country's Istanbul Consulate and the conflict over Ukraine threatened to overshadow the gathering.

3 Filipino police guilty of teen's murder in brutal drug war

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 19:45

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court found three police officers guilty on Thursday of killing a student they alleged was a drug dealer, in the first known such conviction under the president's deadly crackdown on drugs.

Drug lord who changed his face testifies against 'El Chapo'

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 19:27

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Colombian drug lord known for an extreme plastic-surgery makeover meant to hide his identity testified Thursday at a U.S. trial about his lucrative drug-trafficking alliance with notorious Mexican counterpart Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Police Arrest Suspect In Thanksgiving Day Shooting At Alabama Mall

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 18:43

Police have arrested a 20-year-old suspected of carrying out a shooting inside

Report: Search warrants served at Chicago alderman's office

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 18:33

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal agents executed search warrants at the City Hall office of a powerful Chicago alderman on Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Republicans Sink Trump Judicial Nominee Hostile To Black Voters' Rights

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 17:49

WASHINGTON ― In a shocking defeat for President Donald Trump, Sen. Tim Scott

Perfect Zodiac Gifts For Astrology Lovers That Any Sign Will Appreciate

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 17:41

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Right-Wing Conspiracist Laura Loomer Handcuffs Herself To Door Of Twitter's Office

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 17:30

Far-right conspiracy theorist Laura Loomer handcuffed herself to the front

Report says Syria shot down Israeli war plane but Israel denies it

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 17:05

Syria's air defense forces shot down an Israeli war plane and four missiles on Thursday, Russia's RIA news agency said citing a Syrian security source, but Israel's military said the report was bogus. The area where the incident is said to have occurred is where Hezbollah, a group backed by Iran, has its communications and logistics hub for southern Syria near the Israeli border, according to two senior regional intelligence sources. Israel is concerned that Iran’s growing presence in Syria poses a threat to its own security and has struck dozens of Iranian and Iran-backed positions in Syria over the course of the country's seven-year conflict.

Fed likely to raise rates in December but concerns mounting: minutes

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 16:12

US central bankers believe another interest rate hike is due "fairly soon," boosting widespread expectations the Federal Reserve will raise lending costs next month, according to meeting minutes released Thursday. The minutes from the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee's November 7-8 meeting showed a rising level of uncertainty in the central bank about the near future. Stocks had also rallied Wednesday after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said interest rates were already close to estimates of "neutral" -- the rate which neither accelerates not restrains economic activity -- meaning they might not have to rise much higher.

New Complaint Targets School That Banned Child With Dreadlocks

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 16:11

In August, 6-year-old Clinton Stanley Jr. was kicked out of his new school