Afghan National on FBI's Terror Watchlist Arrested at US Border
On Wednesday, Border Patrol agents in San Diego arrested an Afghan national on the FBI's Terror Watchlist after he illegally crossed the border with a group of migrants near Otay Mesa, CA. Republican Congressman Darrell Issa confirmed the arrest with their CBP contact.
Nikki Haley Refuses to Endorse Federal Abortion Ban, Citing Political Impossibility
Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley has refused to endorse a federal abortion ban at a specific number of weeks' gestation, saying that to do so would be to lie to the American people about what is politically possible. She was responding to a question from her interviewer about why she would not join another likely candidate, Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, in endorsing a 20-week national ban.
50% Drop in Migrant Encounters Following Expiration of Title 42
Border Patrol agents have seen a significant decline in the number of migrants crossing from Mexico into the U.S. since Title 42 expired at midnight Thursday. The numbers had surged during the run-up to the end of pandemic-related restrictions, topping more than 10,000 a day.
Secretary Mayorkas Denies Parallels Between Biden and Trump Immigration Policies Amid ACLU Lawsuit
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has refuted claims that President Biden's immigration policy is akin to that of former President Trump. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently filed a lawsuit against the White House for enacting policies some view as detrimental to migrants.
Serbians Surrender 13,500 Weapons Following Mass Shootings
Serbians on Sunday displayed 13,500 weapons they say people have been handed over since the two mass shootings that left 17 people dead. The authorities have declared a one-month amnesty period for citizens to hand over unregistered weapons or face prison sentences.
Turkey Heads to the Polls in Decisive Elections
Turkey is heading to the polls today in decisive elections that could determine Turkey's future. Voters are expected to decide whether President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose Justice and Development Party (AKP) has dominated the country's politics for more than 20 years, should continue his rule.
German Chancellor Pledges Support for Ukraine During President Zelenskiy's Visit to Berlin
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday that the visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to Berlin sent a "strong signal" that Germany would support Ukraine "as long as it is necessary". He added that Germany stood with its partners "for Russia to be held to account for its misdeeds".
Jacob Rees-Mogg Credits Brexit for Thwarting Putin's Invasion of Ukraine
Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has suggested that the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union (EU) played a significant role in preventing Russian President Vladimir Putin from successfully invading Ukraine. According to Rees-Mogg, if the UK had still been bound by EU requirements and policies, it would have hindered its ability to demonstrate global leadership and respond effectively to Russia's aggression.
Energy Secretary Grant Shapps Discusses Difficulty in Delivering Rishi Sunak's Five Key Pledges
Energy Secretary Grant Shapps has expressed concerns over the difficulty of delivering on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's five key pledges for 2023. Despite these challenges, he maintains that the government remains committed to fulfilling these promises.
Labour Considers Granting Voting Rights to Millions of EU Citizens in UK General Elections
The Labour party is considering proposals that could potentially allow millions of European Union (EU) citizens residing permanently in the United Kingdom to vote in general elections, should the party return to power. The Conservatives have accused Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer of attempting to "rig" elections by extending voting rights to those who are more likely to support the Labour party.
Ron DeSantis Seizes Opportunity as Trump Cancels Rally Due to Storm Warning
In a display of aggressive political instincts, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida took advantage of former President Donald J. Trump's cancellation due to storm warnings in Des Moines, Florida on the same night they were both scheduled for rallies. Despite tornado warnings and lashings of rain, DeSantis pressed on with his events and used this opportunity to implicitly criticize Mr. Trump.
Former Taiwan Prime Minister Liz Truss Warns the West About Defending Taiwan Amid Criticism from Conservatives
In a speech set to infuriate China, former Prime Minister of Taiwan, Liz Truss, will warn the West to "get real" about defending Taiwan as part of a "global battle for freedom." Scheduled to deliver a hawkish speech at a thinktank on Wednesday, she will accuse Chinese President Xi Jinping of waging an "ideological struggle with the free world" and claim that only "hard power" can deter an invasion of the island by China.
Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer Accused of Attempting to 'Reopen' Deal on EU Nationals Voting in UK Elections
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has come under fire for his plans to offer the largest expansion of voting rights in nearly a century, which would include giving millions of EU nationals and 16-17-year-olds the right to vote in UK general elections. Critics accuse him of seeking personal advantage and attempting to rig future election results.
Leaked Documents Reveal Zelensky's Plans to Enrage Putin by Attacking Inside Russia
Military intelligence documents leaked online reveal that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy considered plans to attack beyond Russian borders to gain leverage over the invading forces. Among the Ukrainian's secret plans: occupy Russian villages, bombing an oil pipeline that transfers Russian oil to Hungary, and firing long-range missiles at targets beyond the Russian border.
Elon Musk Faces Criticism for Agreeing to Censor Tweets Ahead of Turkish Presidential Election
On Saturday, Elon Musk, known as a free speech absolutist, succumbed to government pressure and agreed to censor tweets ahead of the Turkish presidential election. Critics argue that Musk's SpaceX involvement with Turkey's right-wing leader, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, may have influenced this decision.
Profiles of Candidates in Contested Races: Stephen Mass Running for Central Bucks School Board
As the May 16 primary election approaches, profiles of candidates running in contested races have been published to provide voters with information on their backgrounds and positions on key issues. One such candidate is Stephen Mass, who is cross-filed for an open four-year seat on the Central Bucks School Board in Region 1.
Ukraine's President Zelensky Visits Rome, Berlin and Aachen to Strengthen European Ties Amid Rising Tensions
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky held meetings in Rome ahead of his trip to Berlin on Sunday, building on the strong ties between Europe and his country. After visiting Germany, he will later travel to Aachen, in the country's west, where he is set to receive a prestigious award for his contribution to European unity.
Man Accused of Killing Relatives in Shanxi Province, Then Mows Down Others With Car
In a shocking incident in Shanxi province, a man has been accused of killing the relatives of his alleged lover before using his car to mow down others on the streets. The police have arrested the suspect and are currently investigating the case.
Snapchat Influencer Creates AI Doppelgänger for Sexy Chats, Attracts Thousands
In a groundbreaking move to "cure loneliness," CarynAI, a popular Snapchat influencer with over 1.8 million followers, has created an AI bot powered by ChatGPT that mimics her personality and engages in sexy discussions for $1 per minute. The innovative project is already seeing massive interest as more than 5,000 people have signed up to interact with the virtual doppelgänger.
Turkish Voters Head to Polls in Pivotal Election
Turkish voters are set to cast their ballots on Sunday in a crucial election pitting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu. The race has garnered global attention, with polls indicating that the outcome is too close to call or that Erdogan may even be trailing behind.
RCN Calls for Double-Digit Pay Rise, Urges UK Government to Restart Talks
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has demanded a double-digit pay rise and requested the UK government to restart negotiations. Despite nurses calling for a 5% increase above the Retail Price Index (RPI) inflation rate—which stood at over 14%—the government has not yet responded.
Ukraine President Zelenskyy Visits Berlin for Talks with German Leaders and Charlemagne Prize Ceremony
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has arrived in Berlin to discuss further arms deliveries and rebuilding efforts with German leaders, following more than a year of conflict resulting from the Russian invasion. The German government has announced a new package of military aid worth over 2.7 billion euros ($3 billion), which will include tanks, anti-aircraft systems, and ammunition.
NIH Grant to Fund Next Steps in Dance Research at Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Wake Forest University and Wake Forest University School of Medicine have been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further their research into the potential health benefits and therapeutic applications of dance. The funding, which will be distributed over a five-year period, aims to help researchers build upon nearly a decade's worth of studies that suggest dance can play a significant role in both physical and mental well-being.
Avon Lake Community Council Announces 2023 Projects of the Year and Upcoming Events
The Avon Lake Community Council has proudly announced two winners for the 2023 Projects of the Year, recognizing Judy Kaminski and Mark Summers for their outstanding contributions to the community. The council also highlighted two winning projects: Ozone Garden & Kiosk, led by Kaminski; and Avons Lake PAL (Police Athletic League) and Bleser Park Basketball Court Renovation/Ron Warner, spearheaded by Summers.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein Returns to Senate Amid Calls for Resignation and Health Concerns
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has returned to the US Senate, defying calls from fellow Democrats for her resignation due to her declining health and old age. The 87-year-old senator's staff members have been by her side in the Capitol, closely monitoring their boss out of concern for what she might say to reporters.
Twitter Users Criticize Platform's Content Limitation in Turkey Ahead of Presidential Election
Twitter users are voicing their disapproval as the social media platform has limited access to content in Turkey just a day before its presidential election. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, defended the decision, arguing that it actively works against free speech.
Lukashenko's Delaying Game with Moscow Raises Suspicions of Putin's Involvement in Belarusian Decision-Making
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has been known to play a delicate balancing act between maintaining power and appeasing Russia, particularly Russian President Vladimir Putin. Recent events have raised questions about whether or not this strategy is still effective, and if it could be leading to potentially dangerous consequences for the region.
Denver Mayor Declares Emergency Activation Amid Influx of Illegal Immigrants
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock has declared an emergency activation in response to the flood of illegal immigrants entering the United States due to President Joe Biden's border policy, which critics argue is broken and uncontrolled. The city faces a staggering 250 arrivals per day, largely attributed to its relatively easy access by bus from El Paso, Texas.
Daniel Penny Raises Over $1.3 Million on GiveSendGo for Legal Defense in Chokehold Manslaughter Case
Daniel Penny, the man charged with manslaughter in the chokehold killing of Jordan Neely on a New York subway earlier this month, has raised over $1.3 million on the crowdfunding site GiveSendGo. The campaign had raised $283,000 as of Friday morning and continues to grow.
Pheu Thai's Thaksin's Daughter Leads Race in Upcoming Election, Move Forward Gains Momentum
In the upcoming election in Thailand, Pheu Thai (For Thais), led by the daughter of ousted telecommunications billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra, is gaining significant support and leading the race. She has been successful in harnessing her father's wide patronage network and appealing to rural, low-income regions with a populist message.
Federal Jury Finds Trump Liable for Sexual Abuse in Controversial Trial
A federal jury has found former President Donald Trump liable for sexual abuse amidst claims that the trial was rigged due to political bias. The controversial outcome has been met with skepticism from both sides of the political spectrum, as concerns were raised regarding the impartiality of Clinton-appointed judge and a juror described as "right-wing sympathetic."
Former Downing Street Deputy Chief of Staff Cleo Watson Reveals Westminster's Scandalous Side in New Book
Cleo Watson, who served as the deputy chief of staff under Prime Minister Boris Johnson from August 2019 to November 2020, has penned a tell-all book about her insider experiences at Downing Street. The book, entitled "Whips", delves into the scandalous side of Westminster and provides an eye-opening account of events that took place during her tenure.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Visits Des Moines Amid Canceled Trump Rally
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis arrived in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday evening for an unplanned last-minute stop to meet with local conservatives after former President Donald Trump canceled a rally that he was supposed to host there over weather concerns. The National Weather Service had issued a tornado watch for a large portion of the state earlier in the day, leading to Trump’s decision to cancel the rally.
Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers Supports Tax Relief Amid Inflation Concerns
Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers has referred to tax relief for some earners as a "worthy objective" despite criticism that planned income tax cuts next year could further fuel historically high inflation. The tax cuts are not due to take effect until next year, but some critics have expressed concern that lowering income taxes may stoke cost-of-living pressures and put the government at odds with Australia's central bank.
US President Joe Biden Accused of Cranking Up Racial Tensions
US President Joe Biden has been accused of cranking up racial tensions in the US by claiming that white supremacy is the “most dangerous terrorist threat” in America. One political commentator even called his comments during a speech at Howard University, a historical black college in Washington DC, “completely bonkers” while critics took to social media in their thousands to chastise the 80-year-old’s statement.
US President Joe Biden Faces Backlash for Calling White Supremacy the "Most Dangerous Terrorist Threat" in America
US President Joe Biden has come under fire after claiming that white supremacy is the “most dangerous terrorist threat” in America during a speech at Howard University, a historical black college in Washington DC. His comments sparked outrage among critics who took to social media to chastise the 80-year-old's statement.
Euroceptic Tories Criticize Kemi Badenoch's Climbdown on EU Laws
Euroceptic Tory MPs and ex-Ministers have expressed their anger over Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch's recent climbdown on EU laws, sparking a backlash within the party. One Tory MP claimed that she was "never" in her Saffron Walden seat and had a "dreadful reputation locally." Another added that after her "comical car crash" last week, which led to a rebuke from the Commons Speaker, she had "blown up" her leadership credentials.
Millions of Thais Head to Polls Amidst Calls for Change and Democratic Reforms
On Sunday, millions of Thai citizens are participating in a decisive election to choose 500 members for the House of Representatives within Thailand's bicameral system. Opposition parties seek to capitalize on widespread dissatisfaction with the military's firm grip on power and its management of the nation's economy.
Turkey's Historic Election: A Potential Turning Point in Modern History
Sunday's elections in Turkey are being widely regarded as among the most consequential in the country's modern history. The first fair multi-party vote in 100 years is scheduled for May 14, featuring an opposition led by ex-civil servant Kemal Kilicdaroglu and a main challenger committed to further democratization.
Legal Expert Warns of Potential Class Action Over Discontinued Australian Student Loan Scheme
A senior legal expert has warned that former recipients of a student loan scheme, which targeted low-income students and led them to trade away their right to welfare benefits, have cause for a potential class action lawsuit. The Australian government has been attempting to recover approximately $2 billion in outstanding debt from over 140,000 former students who participated in the now-defunct student financial supplement scheme (SFSS).