Daily Archives: September 11, 2017


The US Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are assisting Texas state regulators in cleaning dozens of toxic spills from the vast network of petrochemical plants and refineries in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. EPA spokeswoman Terri White said it was not possible to provide an estimate for the […]

Feds working on dozens of chemical spills in Texas



China and Russia have joined a unanimous UN vote to impose new sanctions on North Korea after its sixth and largest nuclear test. The council voted 15-0 to back the US-drafted sanctions resolution banning exports of coal, lead and seafood. Pyongyang has claimed to have developed a hydrogen bomb and […]

North Korea slapped with new UN sanctions





Published time: 11 Sep, 2017 22:18 Legislation seeking to replace Andrew Jackson’s portrait on 20-dollar bills with that of slavery abolition icon Harriet Tubman was introduced in the House of Representatives, after the treasury secretary said the change was not a priority. Lawmakers John Katko (R-New York) and Elijah Cummings […]

Lawmakers push Trump admin to put Harriet Tubman on $20 ...












The co-chair of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has been widely condemned after the publication of an allegedly leaked email, in which she reportedly calls the German Chancellor a “pig tasked with keeping Germany down”. Just weeks before the German parliamentary elections, Alice Weidel, who is also one […]

AfD co-chair calls Merkel ‘pig & puppet of WWII winners ...














THE ROHINGYA Who are the Rohingya? The Rohingya are often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority”.  They are an ethnic group, majority of whom are Muslim, who have lived for centuries in the majority Buddhist Myanmar. Currently, there are about 1.1 million Rohingya who live in the Southeast Asian […]

Myanmar: Who are the Rohingya?




German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed support for President Vladimir Putin’s proposal to deploy a UN peacekeeping contingent to the Eastern Ukraine to protect the OSCE monitoring mission there. Merkel “generally welcomed Putin’s initiative” during a phone conversation with the Russian president, the German government’s press service said in a […]

Merkel welcomes Putin’s initiative on sending UN peacekeepers to Eastern ...


German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed support for President Vladimir Putin’s proposal to deploy a UN peacekeeping contingent to the Eastern Ukraine to protect the OSCE monitoring mission there. Merkel “generally welcomed Putin’s initiative” during a phone conversation with the Russian president, the German government’s press service said in a […]

Merkel welcomes Putin’s initiative on sending UN peacekeepers to Eastern ...








The top UN human rights official has urged Myanmar to end “brutal security operation” against Rohingya in Rakhine state, calling it “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday, said that more than 270,000 people had fled to […]

UN rights chief denounces Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing




Saudi Arabia has assured its commitment to solving the crisis in war-torn Syria by backing a gradual process of negotiating local ceasefires and setting up “de-escalation zones”, Russia’s foreign minister said. Sergey Lavrov made the comments at a joint news conference with the Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi in Amman […]

Lavrov: Saudi Arabia committed to solve Syria crisis



















Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands march in Barcelona in support for an independence referendum Thousands of Catalans are thronging the streets of Barcelona to mark their national day – the “Diada” – and show support for an independence referendum. Catalonia’s pro-independence government plans to hold the […]

Catalan independence rally: Thousands gather in Barcelona












Despite his well-known calls for open-heartedness in dealing with migrants, Pope Francis reminded reporters Monday that immigration requires regulation, while declining to lay down a judgment on President Trump’s decision to abolish Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). While expressing his gratitude for Italy and Greece for “opening their hearts […]

Pope Francis Demurs on DACA, Governments Must Handle Immigration Crisis ...





September 11th, 2001 brought indescribable terror and heartache to our nation. But in the aftermath, a tsunami of unity and patriotism washed over our shores. That wave has long since retreated and in its place, anti-American hatred has spread like wildfire. In the weeks following 9/11, American flags flew on […]

Gabriel: 9/11–We Forgot