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Haitians proud on day of quake memorial, after Trump comments


Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages is also voicing disgust over the comments. I'm hoping that the president will work with me to actually get things done. The term comes from the original name for a bill to provide them a path for citizenship, the DREAM Act. "I don't think the Present Trump is a racist in the traditional sense as we know in this country", Farris Jr. Read More »

Finch Scores Century At MCG


While his stroke play , especially early on, was the most eye-catching element of his record-breaking knock, the savvy and maturity he showed to rein it in during the middle of the innings was perhaps the most telling in judging Roy's development. Read More »

Israel To Approve More Than 1200 New West Bank Housing Units


Why do they riot over measures meant to protect their own al-Aqsa Mosque (after an Arab terrorist attack there) and call "al-Quds" (the Arabic name for Jerusalem ) all Arab? In this case, the reigning monarchy is seen as pro-American and, in the words of the USAID website, it is "a voice of moderation, peace and reform in the Middle East ", which makes it worth USA $ 1.2 billion a year. Read More »

Trump tweets criticism of Iranian government


Trump in a Tweet on Tuesday called the Tehran government a "brutal and corrupt regime". Trump wrote in the post. But analysts said it could also send the wrong message about United States support for Iran's people in the middle of the boldest challenge to the leadership in a decade. Read More »

Racism Seen by Judge as Perhaps Why Trump Axed `Dreamer' Policy

He called potential DACA legislation a "bill of love" and said "we'd like to see this get done", but also said a new border wall must be in whatever legislation emerges and endorsed a bill expected to be introduced in the House last week that would give him numerous immigration security measures he has been seeking. Read More »

African countries demand Trump apology


On Friday (local time ) the President tweeted that his language was " tough " but insisted he did not say anything derogatory about Haiti aside from noting it's a poor country. - At a Martin Luther King Jr. proclamation signing on Friday, President Donald Trump ignored questions from a reporter asking if he is a racist . Read More »

Death toll from California mudslide rises to 17


Several people have died in Santa Barbara County, but it's unclear how many were in Montecito. One resident, Benjamin Hyatt, told CNN that his neighbors evacuated to their roof, and his own house was "surrounded by mud". Several roads were closed, including the major Highway 101 which authorities say will not be reopened until Monday. "It's total. There's mud inside all the way in". Read More »

You Must Apologize To Africans- African Union Tells Donald Trump


Trump's political allies have been through this dance before, grappling with how to position themselves after a president whose supporters they covet stakes out controversial positions. as he launched his presidential campaign in 2015. Haiti's ambassador to the US, Paul Altidor, said on Friday the president's reported remarks were particularly unwelcome coming on the eighth anniversary of the natural disaster which killed more than 200,000 people on the Caribbean island. Read More »

Flake says bipartisan group of senators has reached immigration deal


They didn't respond to the substance of this, whether he said those words or not. The comments came during a meeting that included Durbin, Sen. It also aims to end the phenomenon of so-called "chain migration", which sees U.S. That group met for the first time this week. Perdue said the President made it clear again to members of both parties that any deal on Dreamers must also include money for a border wall , an end to chain migration, and an end to the Diversity Visa lottery. Read More »

Iran rejects any change to nuclear deal


Also on Friday, the United States imposed separate sanctions against 14 Iranian individuals and entities it accuses of rights abuses, censorship and support for weapons proliferators. The two sides exchanged opinions on a statement regarding the Iran nuclear deal made by the US, Xinhua news agency reported . The British and German foreign ministries said they had taken note of the decision and would confer with France before deciding on a course of action. Read More »

Georgia facing widespread flu cases so far this year


How Do Flu Epidemics Come Into Play? "If it's like other years, there are still 11 to 13 more weeks of influenza to go", Jernigan said , adding that various strains of the flu tend to show up later in the season. This season's vaccine does contain protection against the H3N2 strain of flu, one of the main types which have been circulating in Australia. Jernigan said it looks more [as though] the H3N2 portion of the vaccine is performing here [as] it did a year ago, when it was 34 percent ... Read More »

Immigration Services Continue To Accept DACA Renewals

Jeff Flake , R-Ariz., a longtime GOP broker on immigration policy, said Thursday that a deal has been reached; and other congressional aides familiar with the negotiations confirmed that the group is now consulting with the White House . Read More »

How Trump can close the deal on DACA and the DREAM


DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and the Trump administration had made a decision to end the Obama-era program, calling it an an egregious example of executive overreach. Democrats are demanding protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in exchange for border security funding that could include money for Trump's promised border wall. Read More »

Iran says it won't back away from ballistic missile development


Most prominent among the 14 individuals and entities named in the new sanctions was Sadegh Amoli Larijani, who heads Iran's judiciary and who is brother to the speaker of the Iranian parliament. However, Iran disagreed with Trump that its long-range ballistic missile program could be sanctioned under the terms of the current deal. Hailed by Obama as key to stopping Iran from building a nuclear bomb, the deal lifted economic sanctions in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear ... Read More »

Trump's Vulgar Comments on Africa, Haiti Shameful — UN Official


The ambassadors did not consult their governments before issuing the resolution, he said, adding that some could now expect to receive phone calls from their capitals because of the text's strong tone. "I reject them and condemn vigorously". Mr. Trump has tweeted a denial that he made this statement. Below are eight I think fit the bill. "It is not as if the United States doesn't have difficulties". Read More »

GOP lawmakers 'do not recall' Trump's 'shithole' slur


He assaults women, has said racist things from the beginning, but now he has to apologize? "They never took a thing from our federal government". This diversity is what makes our country great and something all citizens should be proud of. Read More »

Taryn McCutcheon drops 25 as Michigan St. beats Maryland - Recap, Box score


Moe Wagner scored a game-high 27 points including a go-ahead 3-pointer with eight minutes to play, helping the Wolverines break open a back-and-forth game and storm to a third straight victory over their in-state rivals. "But we got outscored on the foul line by 12 and that's the difference in the game". Izzo has a challenge for his best player. "He is just being dynamic", Jackson said of Wagner. Read More »

BC woman caught up in Hawaii false missile alarm

Almost 40 minutes after the warning was sent out, Hawaiian authorities said that it was a false alarm, trying to calm a frightened public that has become hyper-vigilant in the wake of nuclear threats made by the nation of North Korea . "A day when many frantically try to think about the things that they would do if a ballistic missile launch would happen", he said. "Do you know anything?'" Murray said. Read More »

First Responders Search For Survivors After Deadly California Mudslides

But 62-year-old Delbert Weltzin, who had been previously identified as missing, was "found alive and well", Brown told the AP. He died after being pulled away by the torrents in the early hours of the morning. "(In) four minutes the water was through our wall and in our house, nearly to the second story", he said. "There's nearly always more " that could come down, Jibson said. Read More »

Markram half-century helps South Africa off to good start


They are born and brought up on those pitches. He's been out in the 90s twice now in his first seven test innings. Virat Kohli has hinted at Rahane being in the scheme of things. In addition, Shikhar Dhawan , who has scored 3 fifties and 1 century in the last 6 games was dropped in the second Test because he failed to deliver in the first Test. Read More »

California mudslide casualties increase to 18

They had fled following the devastating forest fires last month but this time Mr Farrell Snr, an 81-year-old two time Olympic gold medallist, decided he did not want to leave. "She kept me calm the whole time ". Ramos, a stay-at-home mom, was sleeping in her bed along with her daughter Kaelly Benitez when mud crashed through their rental home. Read More »

No work, no Medicaid? Illinois reviews new federal guidelines


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a new rule that makes it possible for states to require Medicaid recipients to work, or undergo job training, in order to receive benefits. Alker says that seems like a good thing, though the "cynic" in her worries it's created to keep the question of how many people will lose Medicaid "even more in the dark". Read More »

Russia criticises UN talks called by US — Iran protests


As a long-time Iranian, I can tell you that the support of the US and President Trump is invaluable to the ordinary Iranians: they feel helpless and alone in the face of the monsters who have been oppressing them for so long. Here are six charts that help explain the hardships faced by ordinary Iranians. Large pro-government rallies were held in response. The international community made the mistake of failing to do that in 2009. Read More »

Macron: US-Israel-Saudi language is a path to war with Iran


In keeping with longstanding Iranian political culture, though, parochial grievances quickly mushroomed into expansive political demands. It would seem bound to create a bright image on the radar screen of a Prime Minster and who seeks to forge a foreign policy that reflects Canadian values. Read More »

Cuba condemns Trump's "racist" statements on Haiti, El Salvador


Diallo is the most senior USA diplomat in Haiti , where residents on Friday marked the eighth anniversary of a 7.1-magnitude quake that killed at least 220,000 people. Prominent Kenyan commentator Patrick Gathara, said that Trump's words were nothing new from a "racist and ignorant" administration, nor from the West at large. Read More »

Iran: Nuclear Deal Not Renegotiable


Officials, congressional aides and outside administration advisers said the president would likely extend the sanctions waivers , citing progress in amending US legislation that governs Washington's participation in the accord. No other country requires its leaders to periodically justify the deal the way the US president must, but Congress enacted a law with the requirement out of deep and abiding mistrust of Iran's intentions. Read More »

Rwanda Saddened by President Trump 'Racist' Comments


Dick Durbin , a Democrat who attended an immigration meeting with President Trump on Thursday, confirmed Friday that the president made comments he considered "vile and racist" about immigrants from Haiti , El Salvador and African countries. Read More »

N.Korea demands complete halt to US-S.Korea drills


This decision may have been the key element in the North's agreement to meet with the South. North Korea has not yet responded to the plan from South Korea but it is likely it will be raised if the two countries hold talks in Panmunjeom next week. Read More »

South Africa win toss, opt to bat in second test v India


Following the toss, Indian skipper Virat Kohli said, "No-brainer, we'd have batted as well". They are born and brought up on those pitches. While the conditions obviously are hard to tackle, they need to show some positive intent to take on the rival attack which will be preying on their perceived weakness against bounce. Read More »