April 16, 2021

Review Category : People

Opposition to immigrant sanctuary spreading in California

Opposition to immigrant sanctuary spreading in CaliforniaSANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak.


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Another rape adds to protesters' fury over Indian justice on sex crimes

Another rape adds to protesters' fury over Indian justice on sex crimesBy Suvashree Choudhury MUMBAI (Reuters) - Days after a lawmaker from India's ruling party was arrested in connection with a teenager's rape, a sexual attack on an 11-year-old girl was reported on Sunday in Gujarat, the latest in a string of cases that have sparked protests across the country. Protests calling for justice were held in several cities, echoing the mass rallies against sexual violence in 2012 and piling pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who must hold elections by May 2019. Modi has promised to take action.


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What Does Trump Believe Is America's Mission in Syria?

What Does Trump Believe Is America's Mission in Syria?Trump declared “mission accomplished,” but he never really defined what the mission was supposed to be beyond punishing Assad. What Does Trump Believe Is America's Mission in Syria? Last Sunday, President Trump tweeted, “Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria.


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Trump bashes Comey as 'slippery' ahead of book release

Trump bashes Comey as 'slippery' ahead of book releaseU.S. President Donald Trump hurled a new set of insults on James Comey on Sunday, challenging accusations the former FBI director makes in a tell-all book that is due for release this week, and insisting that he never pressed Comey to be loyal to him. "Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!" Trump wrote in one of five Twitter posts aimed directly at the fired FBI chief. The renewed attacks by Trump came as ABC News was set to air an interview with Comey at 10 p.m. EDT on Sunday (0200 GMT Monday) in which he discusses his book, "A Higher Loyalty." Trump fired Comey last May, setting off a firestorm, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation was probing possible connections between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia's meddling in the American elections.


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First group of Rohingya refugees returns to Myanmar 

First group of Rohingya refugees returns to Myanmar Myanmar has accepted what appears to be the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape military-led violence against the minority group, even though the United Nations says it's not yet safe for them to return home. A government statement said Saturday that five members of a family returned to western Rakhine state from the border area. The statement said authorities determined whether they had lived in Myanmar and provided them with a national verification card. The card is a form of ID, but does not mean citizenship - something Rohingya have been denied in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, where they've faced persecution for decades. It said that the family was staying temporarily with relatives in Maungdaw town, the administrative center close to the border. The statement did not say if any more repatriations are being planned. Bangladesh has given Myanmar a list of more than 8,000 refugees to begin the repatriation, but it has been further delayed by a complicated verification process. The two countries agreed in December to begin repatriating them in January, but they were delayed by concerns among aid workers and Rohingya that they would be forced to return and face unsafe conditions in Myanmar. Hundreds of Rohingya were reportedly killed in the recent violence, and many houses and villages burned to the ground. The United Nations and the U.S. have described the army crackdown as "ethnic cleansing." On Friday, the U.N. refugee agency and Bangladesh finalized a memorandum of understanding that describes the repatriation process as "safe, voluntary and dignified ... in line with international standards." UNHCR said it "considers that conditions in Myanmar are not yet conducive for returns to be safe, dignified, and sustainable. The responsibility for creating such conditions remains with the Myanmar authorities, and these must go beyond the preparation of physical infrastructure to facilitate logistical arrangements."


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