Macron, May and Merkel hold trilateral meeting published: 17 May 2018 views: 3192 British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met over breakfast Thursday (May 17) before the start of a summit of European Union and Western Balkans leaders in Sofia. The summit is part of a renewed drive by Brussels to bring the region closer to the bloc and counter growing influence there from other powers such as Russia and China. The six Western Balkans nations hoping to become candidates for EU membership are Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. The European Union has called on U.S. President Donald Trump\'s administration to stop threatening it with tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Thursday it is prepared to discuss trade — but not at gun-point. In March, Trump slapped tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on imported aluminum, but granted the 28 EU countries a temporary … [Read more...] about Merkel_ Macron to host Balkans meeting in Berlin
Sri Lankan President Visits Funerals of Victims Who Died in Blasts published: 23 Apr 2019 views: 2858 SRI LANKA BOMBINGS: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena visited three funeral homes in Negombo on Tuesday, April 23, to pay his respects to the victims of those who died in a series of explosions on Easter Sunday. The Islamic State group said Tuesday, without providing evidence, that it was responsible for the series of blasts that killed more than 300 people and injured hundreds of others. The claim came through the militant group\'s Amaq news agency. Also Tuesday, Sri Lanka\'s state minister of defense told parliament that those who carried out the attacks did so in retaliation for attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand last month. https://www.voanews.com/a/is-claims-deadly-blasts-in-sri-lanka/4887502.html... … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka President Sirisena bans covering of face in public after Easter attacks
Divers Spot Giant White Shark published: 18 Jan 2019 views: 179 🦈 The biggest great white shark on record is visiting the American island state of Hawaii, divers say. A group of divers monitoring the carcass of a sperm whale off the coast of Oahu say they have gone swimming with the massive predator, and that based on the size and the markings, the shark is known as “Deep Blue,” one of the largest great whites on record. “She was just this big, beautiful gentle giant wanting to use our boat as a scratching post,” diver Ocean Ramsey told The Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Deep Blue is believed to be 6 meters long and at least 50 years old. The Smithsonian says the average female great white shark measures just less than 5 meters, while males measure just less than 4 meters. “Big pregnant females are actually the safest ones to be with — the biggest, oldest ones — because they’ve seen it all, including us,” Ramsey said. … [Read more...] about Diver Swims With World’s Largest Great White Shark Off The Coast Of Hawaii
Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling As a body that’s supposed to limit the presidential powers of making treaties and serving as Commander-in-Chief during wartime, it might surprise some the Senate’s other original aims were to protect minorities from the power of majorities – which the Founders believed would be represented by the House.Designed from its inception to allow deliberation and to enable legislative minorities, it was also meant to slow down projects put forth by the majority – especially those that threatened the Republic. This included – and only after the House had impeached an official by a majority vote – deciding if a person was guilty or innocent of impeachment.1 If convicted by Senate, or “The Voice of Reason,” the impeached official was to be automatically removed from office. Saying No To Saudi Arabia And Donald Trump The recent Senate resolution passage to invoke the War Powers Act was indeed an … [Read more...] about Senate Just Lived Up To Its Ideal To Limit War. Will It Do So With Impeachment?
US war on terror kills 500,000 in Afghanistan, Iraq & Pakistan - Brown University Rhode Island published: 09 Nov 2018 views: 72 US War on Terror Kills Nearly 500,000 in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan https://www.voanews.com/a/us-war-on-terror-kills-nearly-half-million-people-in-afghanistan-iraq-pakistan/4650554.html November 08, 2018 4:40 PM Ayaz Gul -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FILE - Bodies of civilians and security forces are placed at a hospital in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, Aug. 12, 2018. # ISLAMABAD A study released Thursday says the U.S.-led war on terrorism has killed about 507,000 people in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan during its 17 years and is showing a 22 percent increase in deaths in the past two years. The death toll includes U.S. and allied troops, civilians in the war zones, local military and police forces, as well as militants, who have died from war violence, according to the report by Brown … [Read more...] about Over 500_000 killed in America’s post 9/11 conflicts_ study finds