Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh denies having a gambling problem

Trump’s pick for the high court responded to written questions from Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on any gambling habits. By Doha Madani Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denied having a gambling problem in a questionnaire submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) asked Kavanaugh a series of questions related to […]

EU parliament pushes Hungary sanctions over PM Orban policies

The European Parliament voted on Wednesday to sanction Hungary for flouting EU rules on democracy, civil rights and corruption in an unprecedented step that left Prime Minister Viktor Orban isolated from powerful allies. Hungary said it would seek legal ways to challenge the 448-197 vote it described as “petty revenge”. Delivering more than the two-thirds […]

Why the Trump administration is so afraid of the ICC and trying to destroy it

President Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton launched a broadside against the International Criminal Court (ICC), the body mandated by most of the international community to prosecute genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. In a speech to the conservative Federalist Society on Monday, Bolton announced that Washington would “use any means necessary” to push back […]

Palestinians renew ICC push against Israel despite US pressure

Ramallah (Occupied Palestine)- The Palestinians announced a fresh push against Israel at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday, a day after the United States said it was closing their Washington mission partly over the campaign. Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said it had submitted a new complaint over an Israeli […]

Obama takes credit for economic recovery , delivers scorching critique of Trump

Former President Barack Obama issued a scorching critique of his successor Friday, blasting President Donald Trump’s policies and his pattern of pressuring the Justice Department. Obama also reminded voters that the economic recovery – one of Trump‘s favorite talking points – began on his watch. Obama’s speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was […]

Rockets fired at Basra airport a day after protesters set fire to Iranian consulate

Basra airport was attacked with rockets on Saturday after another night of protests against Iraq’s political elite, during which demonstrators set fire to the Iranian consulate and briefly took oilfield workers hostage. Iraq’s second city has been rocked by five days of demonstrations, in which government buildings have been ransacked and set alight by protesters […]

Yemen peace talks collapse in Geneva after Houthi no-show

An attempt to hold peace talks for Yemen was abandoned on Saturday after three days of waiting for the Houthi movement’s delegation, but the United Nations envoy vowed to press ahead with diplomacy. The U.N. is renewing efforts to end Yemen’s war under a peace plan that calls on the Iranian-aligned Houthis and the internationally […]

Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate stabbed while campaigning

Brazil’s right-wing presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro underwent emergency surgery on Thursday after he was attacked with a knife while campaigning in the countryside, officials said. The 63-year-old lawmaker has “a wound in the abdomen that has been caused by a sharp instrument,” said the Santa Casa hospital in the southeastern city of Juiz de Fora, […]