Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 30, 2017

… “He destroyed her anus, rectum, uterus and some of the small intestine.” Contraception conundrum Newman-Williams says that laws attempting to stop women from having abortions don’t work because they don’t stop the need for women to have abortions in the first place. And, paradoxically, as NGOs lose funding and are less able to provide contraception, the number of unwanted pregnancies is only likely to increase, which drives up the demand for abortions. …


Trump says he would consult with China’s Xi before speaking to Taiwan

April 28, 2017

… presidential spokesman Alex Huang said that she was responding to “hypothetical questions” in the interview and said Taiwan understands the United States’ priorities in affairs in Asia, adding there are no plans for a phone call between Tsai and Trump. Since coming to office, Trump’s rhetoric on China has improved dramatically as he seeks the country’s help in putting pressure on North Korea to stop its missile and nuclear tests. “Well, my problem is that …


Would visiting Parliament inspire you to vote? – BBC News

April 27, 2017

… own business. She has never voted. “I currently don’t vote because I don’t understand what I’m voting for,” she says. Fellow businesswoman, Chiara Stone, a 36-year-old mother of two, is also disaffected by politics. Image caption Iain Duncan Smith said the Commons can be a “bear pit” First stop was the House of Commons, for a tour with veteran Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith and a seat to watch that day’s debate. Both women said the …


‘Robbery of the century’: Brazen heist erupts into gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

April 25, 2017

… non-stop turmoil for an hour. Within that hour, five grenades blew off here. We hid upstairs in one of the bedrooms,” Anisimoff, whose home is in the building next to the firm, told CNN en Espaol. The robbers fled and were able to cross the border into Brazil. A small group was intercepted by Brazilian police in a region called Itaipulandia, about 50 miles from Ciudad del Este, officials said. Three suspects were killed and four arrested during the confrontation, said a spokesperson with …


Happy Earth Day! Here Are All The Terrible Things Donald Trump Has Done So Far.

April 24, 2017

… complete. The MATS rule has been tied up in the court system for years. Shortly after the regulation was finalized, a coalition of industry groups and conservative states includingOklahoma, which Pruitt then represented sued the EPA to stop it. In 2016, Pruitt sued a second time to block the regulation. foundthe EPA had not adequately considered the regulations cost. The rule is expected to have a tremendous impact on public health. An earlier EPA analysis concluded that the regulation …


FGM: The mother trying to protect her daughters – BBC News

April 23, 2017

… She had a big lady with her, she forced my sister onto the ground and sat on her chest to hold her still. My sister could hardly breathe and couldn’t move her arms or legs. The cutter was behind the lady and got to work. My sister was fighting, she was screaming, but there was nothing she could do. I was screaming “stop this”. Even my mum couldn’t watch. By the end there was blood everywhere and my sister was unconscious. She had cried so much she didn’t have …


How US, Indonesia can both win from strengthening ties

April 22, 2017

(CNN)The penultimate stop on US Vice President Mike Pence’s tour to Asia was to Indonesia, a strategic move that should send positive signs about the Trump administration’s engagement to trade in the region. The largest country in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is important to the US as it is a vibrant democracy with a young and productive population and strong growth potential. It also has the world’s largest Muslim population and is known to practice religious tolerance. The US …


Jake Tapper Nails The Hypocrisy In Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Order

April 20, 2017

The president just signed an executive order to buy American, CNNs Jake Tapper said on The Lead on Tuesday in a clip posted online by Media Matters. So wait, does that mean that he wants me to stop buying Trump products? The presidents executive order includes a review of the H-1B visa program for highly skilled foreign workers. It does not include a review of the H-2B program, which Trump companies have used to hire more than 1,100 foreign workers since 2000, according to Reuters. More …


Cleveland Killing Prompts Facebook To Review Handling Of Violent Posts

April 19, 2017

… intelligence, to stop the spread of videos that violate its standards. Authorities widened the search into anationwide manhunt on Monday. In 2015, a man posted videos to social mediaof himself shooting and killing reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, while they were filming a live broadcast for Roanoke, Virginia,news station WDBJ. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsPixal App Monthly MaticPress (10 Sites) Are you struggling to create high-quality and …


Georgia student in police beating video says he feared for his life

April 18, 2017

(CNN)The 21-year-old Georgia college student seen on cell phone video being beaten by two Georgia police officers says he thought he was going to die during the traffic stop on April 12. Demetrius Hollins was pulled over on a busy suburban Atlanta road by Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni for not having a license plate, according to the police report. Hollins said the license plate was in the rear window. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …


Trump may have to be patient about North Korea

April 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)The United States has lost its strategic patience with North Korea. So what’s a had-it-up-to-here superpower to do to stop a pariah nation bent on putting its nuclear weapons on top of a missile that could reach America? Tough talk, for sure. Lean on China to turn off its life support to its neighbor, for another. But for all the warnings that Trump will fix the showdown with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, it’s so far unclear whether at its foundation, his …


Egyptians mourn, but do they understand?

April 10, 2017

… seek to incite violence against them. Join us on Twitter and Facebook The same churches damaged in Sunday’s bigoted terrorist attacks will be subject on Monday to the state’s bigoted laws on church building and renovations. Condolences won’t stop the next attack on Egypt’s churches, nor will they help undercut recruitment by terrorist organizations. Images of the Coptic Pope meeting with Sheikh Al Azhar, the highest ranking Muslim official in Egypt, will not …


Why Trump’s Syria Strike Will Not End Well

April 9, 2017

… Iraq more than 52 times. Nor will it stop Assad from killing thousands of his own people using conventional weapons. The pictures may be less alarming, but the carnage will continue, making Trumps action difficult to defend. At that point, the very same people cheering Trumps intervention will turn against him, feeling betrayed and let down. In their view, Trump will have left the job unfinished. The impulse that something must be done to put an end to the humanitarian disaster in Syria is …


CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… really matter. SUBTITLE: The One Thing: The “nuclear option”. CILLIZZA: The nuclear option is sort of a common place term for a way in which the filibuster rules of the Senate are end run, usually to stop debate on any matter in front of the Senate, you need to get 60 votes. But if you use the nuclear option, you take that 60-vote margin and take it down to a majority 51-vote threshold. In 2013, Harry Reid, after months and months of threatening to deploy the nuclear option actually …