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Australia PM faces backlash over potential Israel embassy move

Australia PM faces backlash over potential Israel embassy move

The Trump administration turned its back on decades of U.S. policy by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moving the United States embassy from Tel Aviv in May. The Prime Minister denied the looming by-election in Wentworth, which has a large Jewish community, had any impact on his decision on Australia's shift in approach to Middle East policy, or that his evangelical religious beliefs - a key factor in the shift in USA policy in the region - played any role. Consulte Mais Informação

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Kushner shielded from reporter on plane trying to ask about Khashoggi

Kushner shielded from reporter on plane trying to ask about Khashoggi

Barnett can then be seen showing his CBS and White House press credentials to one of the agents, who responds, "I don't give a damn who you are, there's a time and a place ". In a statement to CBS News, the US Secret Service said the incident is under review. Jared Kushner alongside a member of the Saudi delegation at a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, March 20, 2018. Consulte Mais Informação

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Treasury employee accused in leak linked to Mueller’s probe

Treasury employee accused in leak linked to Mueller’s probe

Prosecutors say "Suspicious Activity Reports" on Paul Manafort , Richard Gates, Maria Butina and Russia's embassy in Washington were among those Edwards leaked. Edwards is now on administrative leave, FinCen spokesman Steve Hudak said. Authorities say Edwards has been charged with one count of unauthorized disclosures of SARs and one count of conspiracy to make unauthorized disclosures of suspicious activity reports. Consulte Mais Informação

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Union minister MJ Akbar quits over #MeToo allegations

Union minister MJ Akbar quits over #MeToo allegations

In a brief statement , Akbar said he had chose to seek justice in a court of law in his personal capacity. The government had been under pressure for his resignation, it is learnt. While it is true that the instances referred to where the Minister was allegedly involved refer to the period before the POSH Act came into effect, it is also a fact that the Vishakha Guidelines were in force when at least three (and possibly more) of these incidents are said to have taken place. Consulte Mais Informação

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Two Koreas, UN Command wrap up first talks on disarming border

Two Koreas, UN Command wrap up first talks on disarming border

The two Koreas agreed this week to begin reconnecting rail and road links, in spite of USA concerns that a rapid thaw in relations could undermine efforts to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. The roads and rail lines in question have been severed since at least 1953, when the fighting in the Korean War ended. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been keen to agree a declaration formally ending the war by the year-end, but Washington has linked this to progress on ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Ecuador tells Assange to curb speech, look after cat

Ecuador tells Assange to curb speech, look after cat

In a document leaked by Ecuadorean website Codigo Vidrio , the nine-page memo from the Embassy ordered the Australian needed to look after the "well-being, food, hygiene and proper care" of the animal. The UK and Ecuador are holding ongoing talks over the fate of the founder of Wikileaks . The extraction was scheduled for Christmas Eve 2017 and was to be overseen by the head of Ecuador's intelligence agency who arrived in London on 15 December, it was claimed. Consulte Mais Informação

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No-deal Brexit more and more likely

No-deal Brexit more and more likely

Ireland's foreign minister hinted at one possible area of compromise , saying the European Union was willing to extend Britain's post-Brexit transition period, giving more time to find a permanent solution to the Irish border problem. Ahead of her visit to Brussels, Mrs May was able to secure the backing of her Cabinet - at least for now - amid reports that some Brexiteer ministers were prepared to quit if she gave too much ground to Brussels. Consulte Mais Informação

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Starting today, Canada is now world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace

Starting today, Canada is now world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace

Until now, simple possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana has been punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and six months in jail. Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalise cannabis five years ago in 2013, whilst nine USA states have also legalised recreational use: Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington. Consulte Mais Informação

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Pakistan executes man convicted of killing 8 children

Pakistan executes man convicted of killing 8 children

Imran Ali, who was convicted for the rape and murder of the minor girl in the city of Kasur , some 50-km from Lahore earlier this year, was hanged to death Wednesday morning in Kot Lakhpat Central Jail. Ameen Ansari (centre), the father of six-year-old Zainab Fatima Ameen who was found raped and murdered, leaves the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore . However, the court dismissed his appeal. Consulte Mais Informação

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Student made cookies for classmates with ashes

Student made cookies for classmates with ashes

Authorities in California are said to have been alerted by students at the school, but the cookies have yet to be tested. "This is a weird one", said Davis Police Lieutenant Paul Doroshov . Local police have confirmed that the incident is under investigation. On Monday, the Davis Joint Unified School District released a statement regarding the incident. Consulte Mais Informação

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Trump rival takes up DNA test challenge - global

Trump rival takes up DNA test challenge - global

Elizabeth Warren "is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage". Warren's dramatic revelation was accompanied by a video and a fact-checking page on her website . Warren even announced that she is Cherokee in five recipes for a cookbook called " Pow Wow Chow ". Tribes such as the Cherokee Nation use lineal descent, meaning a person is Cherokee if an ancestor is listed on an original tribal roll regardless of their amount of Indian blood. Consulte Mais Informação

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