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Source: Fox News

The Green New Deal is already a success, America – Here's why I support it

Thursday 21:52 GMT

This is all thanks to the unveiling of the Green New Deal, a bold progressive agenda to fight climate change by reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.

ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ CALLS GREEN NEW DEAL A 'LIFE AND DEATH' ISSUE, ATTACKS GOP ON CLIMATE CHANGE. There’s broad bipartisan agreement that climate change is real and needs to be addressed. Assuming this goes through the normal legislative process with committee mark-ups and debate, and it’s not just a political stunt, this could be the most robust conversation we have seen in Washington on climate change.

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Source: Reuters

The rise and fall of 'El Chapo,' Mexico's most wanted gangster

Wednesday 20:56 GMT

The audacious exploits of “El Chapo,” or “Shorty,” captured the world’s imagination and turned him into a folk hero for some in Mexico, despite the thousands of people killed by his brutal Sinaloa cartel.

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most notorious kingpin, shipped tonnes of drugs around the world, escaped two maximum-security prisons and became one of the world’s most-wanted fugitives.

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Source: Reuters

Drug lord, escape artist 'El Chapo' convicted by U.S. jury

Wednesday 20:56 GMT

Despite Guzman’s downfall, the Sinaloa Cartel still has the biggest U.S. distribution presence of Mexican cartels, followed by the fast-growing Jalisco New Generation Cartel, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Jurors in federal court in Brooklyn convicted Guzman, 61, head of the Sinaloa Cartel, on all 10 counts brought by U.S. prosecutors. Richard Donoghue, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said he expected Guzman to receive life without parole when sentenced on June 25.

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Source: Global News

New NAFTA deal threatened by U.S. criticism over drug prices

Wednesday 20:56 GMT

As Democrats in Congress consider whether to back a revamped regional trade pact being pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump, they’re zeroing in on a new point of conflict: Drug prices.

In fact, supporters of the biologics monopoly argue that the pact might cut prices in the United States because drug companies would no longer face pressure to charge Americans more to compensate for lower prices in Canada and Mexico.

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Source: The Guradian

Rapper 21 Savage released from Ice detention on bond

Wednesday 20:56 GMT

The 26-year-old had been arrested last week by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) who said the rapper, whose given name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was living in the US with an expired visa.

The rapper’s team of lawyers, including Alex Spiro, who was hired by Jay Z, released the following statement:. “In the last 24 hours, in the wake of the Grammy awards at which he was scheduled to attend and perform, we received notice that She’yaa was granted an expedited hearing.

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Source: DW

Putin, Erdogan, Rouhani talk Syria in Sochi

Friday 09:54 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to discuss the last remaining rebel strongholds in the Syrian province of Idlib with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a summit Sochi on Thursday.

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Putin, Erdogan, and the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani are also expected to talk about a special committee that would be tasked with drafting Syria's next constitution.

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Source: BBC

Why the attack on our cameraman was no surprise

Wednesday 20:56 GMT

In a healthy democracy surely we ought to be able to report a president's speech without - literally - having to look over our shoulder.

Surely it is just plain and simple wrong to attack someone in the course of doing nothing more provocative than filming the president speaking; an accredited journalist at a Trump event, filming his speech to disseminate to our audience. Another reaction has been to suggest we are somehow exaggerating what happened and parsing aspects of this or that.

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Source: BBC

Hotels train staff to spot human trafficking

Thursday 13:35 GMT

An international hotel chain has completed a two-year project to train half a million staff with the aim of spotting potential victims of trafficking.

California, a US state that has had a particularly high number of modern slavery cases reported, has introduced legislation this year requiring hotels to give their staff "awareness" training about human trafficking. And researchers have developed software to identify the hotel rooms in which the pictures were taken, matched against a database of more than a million images from hotels.

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Source: The Guradian

Venezuela: clash looms over 'politicised' aid as Guaidó vows to bring in supplies

Thursday 13:36 GMT

Far, only a small part of the $20m in aid promised by the US has arrived; Canada has promised $40m and the UK has said it would provide £6.5m, funneled into the country via charities and other aid organisations already in Venezuela.

As a shipment of US aid waits in a Colombian frontier warehouse, hungry Venezuelans living nearby are wondering when they will next eat. “They should just start handing it out here,” said Jorge Arráiz, who lives on the streets in Cúcuta, the Colombian city that has become a way station for more than a million people fleeing his home country’s humanitarian crisis.

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Source: Fox News

Top GOP rep demands answers after Dems hire anti-Trump investigators for Judiciary Committee

Thursday 22:45 GMT

The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee is demanding to know why the panel's Democratic leadership made the "costly" and "unusual" decision this week to hire two prominent anti-Trump consultants to conduct a purportedly impartial investigation of the the White House.

Berke, a litigation partner at the international law firm Kramer Levin, is based in New York City, and will commute four days per week to work for the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee.

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Source: Fox News

El Chapo conviction shows power and fairness of US justice system

Thursday 13:36 GMT

The conviction of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the Mexican drug lord and former head of the Sinaloa cartel, in U.S. District Court in New York City Tuesday illustrates two important things about the American justice system.

First, the conviction shows that we can bring individuals who cause harm to our nation to justice even if they are in other countries. Second – unlike in many other nations where corruption is endemic and accepted – great wealth does not buy you a get-out-of-jail-free card in the United States.

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Source: Common Domain

Having a ‘good’ job in America no longer makes you financially secure

Friday 10:49 GMT

“People assume if you have a job that pays $50,000 per year or more you’ll be financially secure,” said Steven Brown, a research associate at the Urban Institute and author on the study.

It is now 30% more expensive to be middle class in the U.S. than it was 20 years ago, according to a book published last year, “Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America,” by Alissa Quart found. Many Americans with once-steady middle-class jobs like teaching now have to take on side gigs like driving for Uber just to pay the bills.

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Source: DW

An American's First Berlinale

Friday 10:49 GMT

I jumped on the internet and, a few clicks later found that the film would actually be premiering in Germany a couple weeks early at Berlin's International Film Festival, known as the Berlinale!.

It's an event which promises to flood Berlin's Potsdamer Platz with stars and fans alike as those with an invite saunter into the glittering Berlinale Palast. For those who want to experience the feel of a swanky European film festival without having to sell an organ to get an invite, I can't recommend the Berlinale enough.


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