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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaBEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:




POSTED JANUARY 20, 2019 11:22 PM

4 Arizona Women Convicted for Leaving Water for Migrants

4 Arizona Women Convicted for Leaving Water for Migrants"If giving water to someone dying of thirst is illegal, what humanity is left in the law of this country?”




POSTED JANUARY 20, 2019 12:46 PM

Airlines already canceling flights into Monday from Winter Storm Harper

Airlines already canceling flights into Monday from Winter Storm HarperFlight headaches were on the rise Saturday as a winter storm moved toward the Northeast. Cancellations spiked into the thousands, with more likely.




POSTED JANUARY 20, 2019 9:52 AM

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responds to Aaron Sorkin’s demand for newly elected Democrats ‘stop acting like young people’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responds to Aaron Sorkin’s demand for newly elected Democrats ‘stop acting like young people’The youngest woman ever elected to Congress has responded to producer Aaron Sorkin’s demand that the new intake of Democrats ‘stop acting like young people’ - saying if politicians do not show up and fight for them, they cannot expect their vote. Speaking on CNN, where he was promoting his Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, the 57-year said he liked the newly elected young Democrats in Congress, but suggested they needed to act differently. “I really like the new crop of young people who were just elected to Congress.




POSTED JANUARY 20, 2019 9:03 PM

Meet the Women Who Protested the Women’s March

Meet the Women Who Protested the Women’s MarchWomen from various political and ideological backgrounds challenged the 2019 Women’s March by marching in protest and organizing alternative rallies near the Washington, D.C. event on Saturday. The third annual Women’s March took place in Freedom Plaza, a more confined space than in years past, suggesting that organizers anticipated smaller crowds after facing allegations of anti-Semitism and defending Nation of Islam’s anti-Semitic leader Louis Farrakhan. Following the development of those controversies, conservative group Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) organized a rally across the street in the name of “all women” at the same time as the Women’s March.




POSTED JANUARY 21, 2019 12:28 PM

Syria says repels Israeli air attack, Israel says downs Golan rocket

Syria says repels Israeli air attack, Israel says downs Golan rocketBEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syrian military air defenses thwarted an Israeli attack on Sunday, shooting down seven missiles targeting an airport in southeastern Damascus, Russia's National Defense Control Center was cited by RIA news agency as saying. Syrian state media also reported the attack. "Our air defense systems thwarted ... an Israeli air aggression ... and prevented it from achieving any of its goals," a military source told state news agency SANA.




POSTED JANUARY 20, 2019 8:43 AM

Videos show fuller picture of DC clash between high school students, Native Americans

Videos show fuller picture of DC clash between high school students, Native AmericansNew videos reveal a fuller picture of what led up the clash and seems to show the students being verbally attacked first, by a different group of demonstrators at the Lincoln Memorial.




POSTED JANUARY 21, 2019 5:13 PM

AFP to cut 95 jobs, CEO says, scaling back initial 125 target

AFP to cut 95 jobs, CEO says, scaling back initial 125 targetAgence France-Presse will cut 95 jobs over the next five years, 30 fewer than announced in October, without affecting targeted savings, CEO Fabrice Fries said Monday. Presenting a revised version of his "transformation plan" to employee representatives, Fries said the company would still save 14 million euros ($15.9 million) on wage costs and five million euros on other expenses by 2023. To achieve this, management will convert 15 of the current 175 expatriate postings into local jobs and realise savings through replacing senior employees with younger ones.




POSTED JANUARY 21, 2019 8:40 PM

Girl dies after snow fort collapses outside Illinois church

Girl dies after snow fort collapses outside Illinois churchAn Illinois girl died after a snow fort collapsed on her on Sunday while she played near her church. The girl, whom the medical examiner's office identified as 12-year-old Esther Jung of Elk Grove Village, had dug up a fort with a nine-year-old girl in a snowbank near Rothem Church in Arlington Heights. The girls were with their parents attending church services when they decided to go outside and play.




POSTED JANUARY 21, 2019 11:49 AM

Trump Discussed Russia Tower Deal Into Late 2016, Giuliani Says

Trump Discussed Russia Tower Deal Into Late 2016, Giuliani SaysGuiliani said it’s his understanding that conversations between Trump and Michael Cohen continued as late as October or November of that year. Cohen admitted in a guilty plea in late 2018 that he spoke with Trump and Russian officials about the potential deal as late as June 2016, after Cohen earlier told Congress it had ended much earlier. “It’s our understanding that it, that they went on throughout 2016,” Giuliani said of the discussions on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.




POSTED JANUARY 20, 2019 11:55 AM

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