• What Jeff Sessions Has Said About Race and Civil Rights

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    NO LENIENCY Jackson Sharman, a white-collar defense lawyer in Alabama, said that he believed Sessions would want to be as tough on white-collar as on street criminals. Sessions' record as a US attorney was heavily criticized by then-Sen. Sessions has taken a critical view of immigration reform, saying it "will benefit everyone but actual American citizens", as reported by Vice.
  • Obama arrives in Peru in last stop on final world tour

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    In a sign of frustration with the United States among some TPP members, Peru's president has said that Pacific-rim countries can forge a new trade deal to replace TPP that includes China and Russian Federation but not the United States. On Friday November 18, Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will deliver a keynote speech on this year's theme of "Quality Growth and Human Development", which is followed by an open discussion on "The DNA of Global Growth" that will look at where and how ...
  • Pakistan expels Turkish teachers at 'Gulen-linked' schools

    Pakistan expels Turkish teachers at 'Gulen-linked' schools

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    Erdogan also welcomed Pakistan's decision to expel dozens of teachers and staff of Turkish schools in Pakistan which were controlled by Fetullah. The deportation order comes as Turkish President Erdogan is to arrive in Islamabad on a two-day visit to discuss bilateral, global and regional issues with Pakistani leadership.
  • Donald Trump Flips On Marriage Equality, Says He's 'Fine' With It

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    United States President Barack Obama's successor Donald Trump, who has been a consistent opponent of marriage equality, has said that he is "fine" with same-sex marriage remaining legal across the country. Many Democrats were concerned with not just protecting the right to abortion but extending access, and understood that the inequalities between women played out in their access to healthcare.
  • Tucson's Raytheon to add 2000 new jobs

    Tucson's Raytheon to add 2000 new jobs

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    He said the move came amid growing demand for defense products. "This is further evidence we are going the right way in the state of Arizona", Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday. "We're very pleased that Raytheon has chosen to expand its operations in Tucson". Pima County officials have tried to fuel Raytheon's growth by creating a buffer zone that the company uses to handle its biggest missiles and rerouting a critical access road.
  • Assange questioned for second day at Ecuador's United Kingdom embassy over rape allegation

    Assange questioned for second day at Ecuador's United Kingdom embassy over rape allegation

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    The interview will continue Tuesday, when prosecutors are expected to actively question Assange. Robinson would not be drawn on whether Assange would provide a DNA sample wanted by Swedish prosecutors. He has resisted traveling to Sweden because he says authorities may extradite him to the United States, where he faces questions about the leak of more than 500,000 secret files about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • China demands Mongolia scrap visit by Dalai Lama

    China demands Mongolia scrap visit by Dalai Lama

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    Following his arrival from Japan at about 4:30 p.m. local time, the Dalai Lama was welcomed at the airport by government representatives, by senior monks of Mongolian monasteries, and by the Indian ambassador. China regards the Dalai Lama as a separatist, though he says he merely seeks genuine autonomy for his Himalayan homeland Tibet, which Communist Chinese troops "peacefully liberated" in 1950.
  • Amazon Black Friday 2016 Deals Go Live

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    Though some retailers locally and nationally have started to push back against the recent trend of opening on Thanksgiving to help shoppers beat the Black Friday rush, many shops at malls will remain open Thanksgiving . Looking for more than just great Xbox One deals? It is worth noting that the Amazon devices mentioned here are certified refurbished models, but Amazon will also be offering discounts on new models as well, with the Echo coming down in price by $40, bringing the $179.99 ...
  • US House Extends Iran's Sanctions, Criminalizes Supporters of Syrian Government

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    If the incoming president does not veto such legislation, it could become a reason for the Iranians to say the United States is not following through with its part of the deal, she added. President-elect Trump "has cultivated a fair amount of ambiguity towards how he would approach the Iranian nuclear deal", said Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior Iran analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) think tank.