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Analysis | Why Congress’s rebuke of Trump’s emergency declaration matters – even if it’s going to be vetoed. A short history of presidential vetoes and Congress's attempts to override them. The rotunda of the U.S. Capitol is seen behind a statue of George Washington as Congress leaves Washington for a week, Friday That’s a legislative measure passed by both chambers of Congress that does not go to the president’s desk But we should hope that Lee’s proposal represented a new commitment by senators to restoring legislative prerogatives rather than just a short-term negotiating gimmick
Pictures From the Youth Climate Strikes Worldwide Children and young adults around the world skipped school en masse Friday to demand action on climate change. The protests then rolled westward as morning arrived in Asia and Europe Oct. 23, 2018 Meet the Teenagers Leading a Climate Change Movement July 21, 2018 This article was written by Somini Sengupta in New York, with additional reporting by Vicky Xiuzhong Xu in Sydney, Australia; Christopher Schuetze in Berlin; Palko Karasz in London; Milan Schreuer in Brussels; Elian Peltier in Paris; and Hiroko Tabuchi in New York
Among New Zealand mosque victims: Parents, children and refugees At least 49 were killed when two mosques were attacked on Friday in New Zealand.  Shafiqur Rahman Bhuiyan, honorary consul for Bangladesh in Auckland, told the AP that at least three Bangladeshis were killed in the attack, and others were wounded Alexandra Baumhardt contributed to this report from Minneapolis, Kareem Fahim from Istanbul
New Zealand shooting LIVE updates: 49 DEAD and 48 injured in horrifying mosque massacre FORTY nine people were killed and 48 seriously injured in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in the country's worst-ever mass shooting, which Prime Minister Jacinta Arden said was a terrorist attack. This reaffirms what we have always maintained: that terrorism does not have a religion But the situation is ongoing and an active shooter is still at large The Bangladesh team’s Tamim Iqbal Khan wrote: Entire team got saved from active shooters Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers
Afghan official accuses US envoy of 'delegitimising' Kabul gov't US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad accused by Afghan official of not 'knowing how to negotiate' with Taliban. The perception in Afghanistan and people in government think that perhaps, perhaps all this talk is to create a caretaker government of which he will then become the viceroy, said Mohib Afghan officials worry that Khalilzad's priority is securing an end to the US's longest war at Kabul's expense
Opinion | Not all terrorism is treated equally It's far past time that we treat right-wing terrorism the same way we do Islamist extremism. Police attempt to clear people from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, where a gunman killed 49 people But I felt the same sickening feel as I read news of the massacre in the mosques as I did in October reading the news about the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh Others have been recruited by extremists in Muslim communities
ISIS suicide bombers attack crowds fleeing terror group An official with the Syrian Democratic Forces, who goes by the name Ciyager, said IS militants are still holding 300 prisoners, both civilians and SDF fighters, adding that their fate is unknown. With the elderly and children often having to climb up difficult paths Ciyager said there are no negotiations under way to secure the prisoners' release Today SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali tweeted that a new group of IS fighters had surrendered On Friday the situation was quiet as aircraft flew over the area controlled by IS
Dozens killed in shooting attacks on New Zealand mosques A gunman shot dead 49 people and wounded more than 40 at two New Zealand mosques... The Facebook link directed users to the page of a user called brenton.tarrant.9 What looked like the same weapons appeared in the livestream of the mosque attack on Friday Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all said they had taken steps to remove copies of the videos Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
US to deny visas for ICC members investigating alleged war crimes Washington also threatened economic sanctions if war crimes court goes ahead with inquiry into US troops in Afghanistan We’re prepared to take additional steps, including economic sanctions, if the ICC does not change its course But ICC membership was never ratified by the US Senate and the America First administration of Donald Trump has been a particularly virulent opponent
North Korea may suspend talks with 'gangster-like' U.S., rethink... North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethi... We have every expectation he will live up to that commitment Pompeo told Fox News he did not want to forecast what we will do or what we might do if Kim were to resume testing, but added: That would be most unfortunate Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Is It Time For Self Care? Forty-nine people were killed and many injured when a heavily armed white supremacist opened fire on two mosques in Christchurch By Ellen McGirt 2:00 PM EDT Here’s your week in review, in haiku Hollywood Reporter Jussie Smollett pleads not-guilty Smollett is facing 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct and has been accused of lying about a hate crime and filing a false police report
Opinion: Fearing people because of their religion is easier than you think – but it lets the terrorists win At the risk of stating the obvious, instilling terror is the primary purpose of a terrorist; the world’s fear is their proverbial made omelette, and the innocent people they murder in the process are just so many broken eggs - The prison of Alencon / Conde-sur-Sarthe, where two guards were seriously stabbed on March 5 by a radicalized detainee, was blocked again on March 7 by about a hundred prison guards Subscribe from just 15p a day for extra exclusives, events and ebooks – all with no ads
Suicide attackers strike people quitting Islamic State's last Syria... Three suicide attackers in women's clothing killed six people leaving the l... During the battle for the enclave, they have hidden in tunnels, deployed suicide attackers to strike advancing SDF troops and detonated car bombs The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitoring group based in Britain, said two women had carried out suicide blasts Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Our politics fails us, so here’s what to do We can re-engineer the system to create a new political centre, says Charles Wheelan of Dartmouth College and a former candidate for Congress After all, the two most popular governors are Republicans in blue states: Larry Hogan in Maryland and Charlie Baker in Massachusetts Also in this series: Matthew Taylor: Citizen deliberation is the gateway to a better politics Cass Sunstein: Political savagery makes self-government impossible Audrey Tang: Inside Taiwan’s new digital democracy David Cay Johnston: We can beat the real enemies of the peoplethose who suppress voter turnout
How mastermind behind assassination attempt on Maduro hatched the plot The group prepared with practice flying runs on a rented farm in rural Colombia, reports say. A video shows them trying to hit fake targets ahead of the attack. 'They wanted to get information and then we asked for things in return The escalating crisis is taking place against a backdrop of economic and social turmoil that has led to severe shortages of food and medicine that have forced millions to flee the once-prosperous OPEC nation
What far-right terror has in common with ISIS Politicians around the globe have a choice. Do they stop demonizing Muslims and advancing their agenda, or do they stand in total opposition to far-right terrorists? MUST WATCH New Zealand Prime Minister: This was a terrorist attack 02:19 Milo Comerford is an analyst at the Tony Blair Institute For Global Change One area where this ideological relationship is particularly evident is in the Western Balkans region, which the shooter frames in his propaganda as a frontline in a civilizational contest between Europe and the Islamic world
After Hanoi breakdown, Moon’s credibility as U.S.-Korean intermediary is on the line South Korean President Moon Jae-in faces a key test of his ability to mediate between North Korea and the United States. To some extent, that’s a reflection of the difficult job Moon faces A South Korean progressive mediating between a Republican president and North Korean communists that’s not easy, said John Delury, an associate professor at Yonsei University in Seoul Pak, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies
Push to defeat IS in Syria slowed by concern for hostages OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces' push to defeat the Islamic State group in its last, tiny bastion in Syria has been slowed by the presence of civilians and scores of... SDF commanders have stopped speculating when the battle may finally be over The conflict began with pro-democracy protests and escalated into a civil war after a fierce government crackdown and the rise of an insurgency The civilians include 21,065 children and teenagers as well as 13,173 women The Observatory estimates that 105,000 people died while in government jails, mostly under torture
Wife was shot dead while searching for partner at NZ mosque attack Nour Tavis, who was at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, said one of his friends lost his wife during the terror attack after she turned back to look for him. Two others remain in police custody, with the fourth person arrested deemed not to have been involved in the attacks 7.45pm: Britomart train station in central Auckland is evacuated after bags are found unattended 11.50pm: Investigation extends 240 miles to the south where homes are evacuated around a 'location of interest' in Dunedin
Mosque massacre hero 'wrestled gun from killer and forced him to flee' Syed Mazharuddin was praying on Friday at the Linwood Masjid mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, when he heard gunshots right in front of him. A horrified survivor of the New Zealand terror attack has told how a man tackled the gunman and stole one of his weapons before running away When it is over, he climbs back into his car, where he has left his music playing the song 'Fire' by the English rock band The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
'Change your course!': Pompeo threatens ICC over US war crimes probe In an effort to threaten everyone into not investigating US or Israeli war crimes in the International Criminal Court, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says anyone involved in such probes will lose their visa and may be sanctioned. An independent and impartial judicial institution [is] crucial for ensuring accountability for the gravest crimes under international law Following up on National Security Advisor John Bolton’s threats against the court last year, Pompeo said that action had already been taken against members of the Hague-based court for daring to look into potential crimes committed by the US abroad Trends: Afghanistan news Mike PompeoUS news
Concessions by Algeria's president fail to stop protest movement as regime cracks appear Member of president's own party says he is "history" From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras According to data from the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), Filipinos dispose 163 million pieces of single-use plastic sachets daily Subscribe from just 15p a day for extra exclusives, events and ebooks – all with no ads
The Latest: Trump poised to wield veto pen over border order WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 12:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is poised to issue... The bill was hand-delivered to the White House around 5:30 p.m. Thursday evening She also says the president is incredibly disappointed with Republicans who voted against him The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strained to exert their power in new ways
U.S. will not give visas to employees of the International Criminal Court Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States will not allow the tribunal, based in The Hague, to investigate U.S. troops or those of allies like Israel. The Palestinian Authority also has asked the court to investigate alleged Israeli crimes in the West Bank and Gaza The United States is not a member of the ICC, even though the Clinton administration signed a statue creating the body Because we know that if it can happen to our people, it can happen to yours, too
EU says UK no-deal Brexit tariff plan is ‘illegal’ Agriculture Commissioner says plan is not compatible with WTO rules Our initial assessment is that the proposal is illegal Pilgrims bathe in the river believing it cleanses them of their sins and ends their process of reincarnation That’s why, in an era of political lies and Brexit bias, more readers are turning to an independent source Subscribe from just 15p a day for extra exclusives, events and ebooks – all with no ads
Would-be Maduro drone assassin speaks to CNN The man who claims he planned the exploding-drone attack on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro along with defectors from the Venezuelan military has come forward to tell his story – to CNN, of all people. The man acknowledged the attack could have killed innocent civilians, had the bombs not detonated prematurely when the cellular signal blockers protecting Maduro reactivated, but claimed he was desperate Also on Bolivian leader digs up Pompeo comment about ‘transition’ in Venezuela after attack on Maduro Trends: CNN news Nicolas MaduroVenezuela news
Algeria protests continue after poll delay Thousands calls for the president to leave now even though he has withdrawn his re-election bid. He said, in his first press conference on Thursday, that the new government would only be in charge for a short time and he urged the opposition to engage in a positive dialogue Demonstrators and participants in Algeria's 1954-1962 independence war will also be among the representatives at the conference