Politics

Turkey detains 14 suspected IS militants in raids

Turkey detains 14 suspected IS militants in raids

Turkey‘s state-run news agency says police have rounded up 14 suspected Islamic State militants in simultaneous raids in the capital, Ankara. Anadolu Agency says Friday the suspects were allegedly preparing to carry out attacks ahead of Turkey‘s presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday. The report says all of the suspects are foreign nationals, but does not provide details. They are […]

Heavy summer storm in Poland kills a town‘s deputy mayor

Heavy summer storm in Poland kills a town‘s deputy mayor

Polish officials say the deputy mayor of a town in central Poland was killed by a tree branch toppled by a heavy summer storm. The storm left 10 other people injured and damaged 300 buildings. Police on Friday said that Robert Makowski, deputy mayor of Wolomin, a town near Warsaw, died as a result of injuries sustained when a tree […]

Italy vows to expel far more migrants, but it won‘t be easy

Italy vows to expel far more migrants, but it won‘t be easy

Barely a week in office, Italy‘s new, populist interior minister was losing no time in bringing home his message: His government will make good on a campaign pledge to swiftly deport 100,000 migrants from Italian soil. Standing next to two bus drivers who were allegedly assaulted by four migrants — one of the drivers was still wearing a neck brace […]

UN: Basic human rights being ‘chiseled away‘ in Venezuela

UN: Basic human rights being ‘chiseled away‘ in Venezuela

Government security forces in Venezuela carry out unjustified killings without any apparent consequences as the rule of law in the country quickly vanishes, a United Nations report charged Friday. The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Venezuelan officers accused in some 500 questionable killings appear to be evading any charges. That is a sign that checks […]

EU retaliatory tariffs on raft of US goods go into force

EU retaliatory tariffs on raft of US goods go into force

The European Union is enforcing tariffs on $3.4 billion in U.S. products as of Friday in retaliation to duties the Trump administration has put on European steel and aluminum. The goods targeted include typical American products like bourbon, peanut butter, and orange juice, in a way that seems designed to create political pressure on U.S. President Donald Trump and senior […]

Global stocks mixed as trade disputes worry investors

Global stocks mixed as trade disputes worry investors

Global stocks were mixed Friday as investors remained wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profits and jobs. Some markets rebounded slightly but were unable to recoup their heavy losses for the week. KEEPING SCORE: Britain‘s FTSE 100 rose 0.7 percent in early trading to 7,607.88 […]

The sad legacy of the Obama border orphans

The sad legacy of the Obama border orphans

By – The Washington Times – Wednesday, June 20, 2018 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Perhaps the truest truism in politics is this: If you are explaining, you are losing. Sober-minded patriots who believe America has borders and want to end the rapes, human trafficking and slavery caused by illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico line have been doing an awful lot of explaining this […]