• Iraqi Parliament Votes Against Kurdistan Independence Referendum
Iraqi Parliament Votes Against Kurdistan Independence Referendum

Kurdish lawmakers walked out of the session before the vote and issued statements rejecting the decision. The Iraqi parliament on Tuesday condemned a referendum vote slated for later this month that would possibly grant independence to Iraqi Kurds.

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  • DOJ Won't Bring Federal Charges Against Baltimore Cops in Freddie Gray's Death
DOJ Won't Bring Federal Charges Against Baltimore Cops in Freddie Gray's Death

Gray, 25, was arrested in West Baltimore the morning of April 12, 2015, then placed in the back of a police van with his hands cuffed behind his back and his legs shackled. But if true, Davey said, "We're very pleased that the Department of Justice has come to the conclusion they did". An attorney for Gray's family declined to comment for this st...

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  • U.S. warns China, Russia to comply on NKorea sanctions
U.S. warns China, Russia to comply on NKorea sanctions

Han also said North Korea refuses to recognize the resolution of the Security Council because it has "no legal basis". "Combined with the previous Security Council resolutions, over 90% of North Korea's publicly reported 2016 exports of $2.7bn are now banned (coal, textiles, iron, seafood), which does not include revenues from overseas workers".

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  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu urges Suu Kyi to speak up over Rohingya crisis
Archbishop Desmond Tutu urges Suu Kyi to speak up over Rohingya crisis

The ceasefire would begin on Sunday, the statement said. But Murphy was careful not to directly criticize the country's civilian government, led by Suu Kyi, which he said represents the "best opportunity in generations for Burma to get on the right track" - referring to the country by its colonial-era name.

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  • Seattle's Gay Democratic Mayor Resigns After 5th Sexual Abuse Allegation
Seattle's Gay Democratic Mayor Resigns After 5th Sexual Abuse Allegation

That relative, a cousin, was the fifth man to publicly accuse the mayor of sexual assault, the newspaper reported . Murray denied Dyer's accusation, attributing his claim to familial hostilities. He spoke of longstanding problems with Dyer's side of the family, and accused them of seeing him "down and out, and they want to finish me off". Murr...

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  • Havana to all pain: Elegy of the white zapaticos
Havana to all pain: Elegy of the white zapaticos

Nemesia- He grew up with bare feet. He even broke the stones with the stones of his calluses! But he always had the dream of some white zapaticos. > were mercenary vultures. Nemesia saw falling dead to his mother. Saw Bleeding his brothers. You saw a hurricane of shots boring the lilies ...

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  • Yes, There's Another Hurricane Coming After Irma
Yes, There's Another Hurricane Coming After Irma

While Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean early Wednesday morning and is making its way toward Puerto Rico and southern Florida, another tropical storm is forming in Irma's wake. Tropical-storm-force winds extend out 70 miles. This means hurricane conditions are possible yet again for the region within 48 hours of the warning.

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  • The Canto Del Colibri | Hollywood Theater
The Canto Del Colibri | Hollywood Theater

This film aims to amplify their voices. "The Canto del Colibrí," is a story of Latino fathers dealing with issues of immigration, faith, marriage equality, machismo, culture, and the process of their LGBTQ children coming out. This film will address political issues about LGBTQ families, social oppression, shared responsibility and acceptance o...

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  • Hurricane Irma made landfall on Marco Island as Category 3 storm
Hurricane Irma made landfall on Marco Island as Category 3 storm

More than 1 million residents had already lost power by Sunday morning, and it could be days before officials can provide food and water to those struggling in the aftermath of the powerful storm. The Category 1 storm continues to lash northern Florida, but it will weaken to a tropical storm Monday afternoon after it crosses the state line int...

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  • Tiger Cubs Bond at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Tiger Cubs Bond at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Zoo Keepers introduced the two cubs to each other and say they hit it off by wrestling and roughhousing. The Sumatran tiger that will be joining the cub in San Diego is nine weeks old. "They'll be able to play, wrestle and learn how to be tigers together, which is instrumental to his long-term social development". "We are beyond thrilled to wel...

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  • US Strong-Arms China Into Playing Ball On North Korea
US Strong-Arms China Into Playing Ball On North Korea

North Korea is suspected of intensifying cyber-attacks to steal virtual currency in order to obtain funds and avert tightening sanctions, according to security experts. "Russia is now a player in this realm", said Anthony Ruggiero, now a fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies Washington think tank.

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  • Trump says United Nations sanctions on NKorea 'small step'
Trump says United Nations sanctions on NKorea 'small step'

The warning came after the U.S. had called for a United Nations vote on Monday in effort to tighten sanctions against North Korea which, despite previous sanctions and explicit warnings from the United Nations, had continued to conduct tests on nuclear capable missiles and bombs as it looked to increase the range of its weapons, giving it the...

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  • Security Council votes sanctions on N Korea blunted by Russia, China
Security Council votes sanctions on N Korea blunted by Russia, China

There was no independent verification of the North's claim to have conducted a hydrogen bomb test, but some experts said there was enough strong evidence to suggest Pyongyang had either developed a hydrogen bomb or was getting close. Merkel's comments come as Washington has formally requested a Monday vote on tough new sanctions for Pyongyang at ...

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  • Barzani vows to press on with Kurdish referendum, defying Iraq parliament
Barzani vows to press on with Kurdish referendum, defying Iraq parliament

Western powers fear a plebiscite in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region - including the oil city of Kirkuk - could ignite conflict with the central government in Baghdad and divert attention from the war against Islamic State militants. "Despite the respect both sides have for each other, there is still a trust deficit between Iraq's central gove...

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  • Dominican Woman Testifies Menendez Helped Her With Visa
Dominican Woman Testifies Menendez Helped Her With Visa

To view the full article, register now. Lopes and a handful of other staff members pursued the issue, and a month later the Polanco sisters got a second interview for their visa applications and they were approved. "He wanted to be proactive about advocating for the outcome he sought and didn't want to wait for a response", Lopes said, noting tha...

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  • Tuesday morning power outage update
Tuesday morning power outage update

Irma tore through the state beginning in the early hours of Monday. Savannah had the largest number of customers affected, some 83,000, according to Georgia Power . Don't step in standing water or saturated ground where downed lines may be present . They may be electrified by a downed line out of sight and conduct electricity over great distance...

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  • Bell Pottinger collapses into administration after South Africa scandal, BDO confirms
Bell Pottinger collapses into administration after South Africa scandal, BDO confirms

The BDO staffer noted that a "number of redundancies " have been made following an assessment of BP's financial position. None of Bell Pottinger's subsidiaries outside the United Kingdom have entered administration and they will continue to trade under their separate management teams.

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  • Peru says expelling North Korean ambassador over nuclear program
Peru says expelling North Korean ambassador over nuclear program

Instead the resolution limits crude oil shipments from any country to the amount sent to the North in the last 12 months. China supplies most of the oil to its ally the North . Now that all the countries involved are on board and China's vote has made the decision unanimous, the sanctions will have their full impact. There is an exemption ...

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  • Father Shares Images Of Baby Who Survived Mom's Murder
Father Shares Images Of Baby Who Survived Mom's Murder

She was eight months pregnant when she went missing. A criminal complaint says Crews told police she arranged to have Greywind come to her apartment on August 19 - the day Greywind was last seen alive - and told her how to self-induce birth by breaking her own water.

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  • Mohamed Salah: Liverpool must forget Man City torment ahead of Sevilla clash
Mohamed Salah: Liverpool must forget Man City torment ahead of Sevilla clash

Despite a season where both Loris Karius and Danny Ward will be given chances , Simon Mignolet is still the club's number one. "He is a close friend of mine and he tells me everything, but it's better to ask him". In order for all of this speculation surrounding his future to disappear, Coutinho needs to start playing for Liverpool once ...

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