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Flying high: $200,000-worth of cocaine found shoved up nose of airplane

Flying high: $200,000-worth of cocaine found shoved up nose of airplane

Cocaine worth upwards of $200,000 and weighing 30lb (14kg) was discovered hidden in the nose of an American Airlines plane during a routine maintenance check. The flight originated in Colombia and arrived in Oklahoma after a stopover in Miami, Florida. “That’s a lot of cocaine, so we suspect cartel involvement,” Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman […]

Trudeau says Canada will take refugees banned by U.S.

Trudeau says Canada will take refugees banned by U.S.

TORONTO –€” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message for refugees rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump: Canada will take you He also intends to talk to Trump about the success of Canada’s refugee policy. Trudeau reacted to Trump’s ban of Muslims from certain countries by tweeting Saturday: “To those fleeing persecution, terror & […]

Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, Other Tech CEOs Slam Trump On Immigration Ban

Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, Other Tech CEOs Slam Trump On Immigration Ban

Several Silicon Valley CEOs have strongly criticised US President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban against people from seven Muslim-majority countries, extending support to their employees affected by the order. Google CEO Sundar Pichai criticised the controversial immigration order, saying it will create “barriers” to bringing great talent to the US, as the Internet search giant […]

 ‘The Economist’ Just Downgraded the US From a ‘Full Democracy’ to a ‘Flawed Democracy’

 ‘The Economist’ Just Downgraded the US From a ‘Full Democracy’ to a ‘Flawed Democracy’

United States is no longer a full democracy, according to the highly regarded Economist Intelligence Unit, which each year compiles a Democracy Index that “provides a snapshot of the state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories.” “The US, a standard-bearer of democracy for the world, has become a ‘flawed democracy,’ as […]

Trump and Putin vow to cooperate in ISIL fight

Trump and Putin vow to cooperate in ISIL fight

US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart have made a “significant start” in fixing their countries’ relationship, while agreeing to cooperate in fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group, the White House said following an hour-long phone call. The two leaders’ first conversation since Trump’s inauguration covered topics ranging from cooperation […]

US State Department’s entire senior management team quits as Secretary Rex Tillerson takes up post

US State Department’s entire senior management team quits as Secretary Rex Tillerson takes up post

The entire senior level of management officials at the US State Department has resigned – rather than serve under President Donald Trump. In the latest display of disquiet among civil servants in Washington over the arrival of the new commander-in-chief, the four top senior officials at the equivalent of America’s foreign ministry, announced that they […]

President Donald Trump to publish weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants: Hitler too did the same

President Donald Trump to publish weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants: Hitler too did the same

Donald Trump has ordered his new administration to publish a weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants. The US President’s sweeping new executive order on immigration, which he signed on the fifth day of his presidency, includes a paragraph mandating the Secretary for Homeland Security to “make public a comprehensive list of criminal actions committed by aliens” in the […]

Trump administration tells EPA to cut climate page from website: sources

Trump administration tells EPA to cut climate page from website: sources

By Valerie Volcovici | WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website, two agency employees told Reuters, the latest move by the newly minted leadership to erase ex-President Barack Obama’s climate change initiatives. The employees were notified by EPA officials on Tuesday […]