Lawn mower stolen from church
Lawn mower stolen from church
President Trump's campaign now finds itself on the other side of a legal case in a newly filed federal lawsuit alleging that it violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965 when it sought to “disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters,” particularly African Americans in metropolitan areas of Michigan.
The settlement between Fox News and Rich’s parents, Joel and Mary Rich, was publicly disclosed Tuesday, but with no details about the terms.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday phoned Jonathan Pollard, the former U.S. Navy analyst convicted of spying for Israel in the 1980s, telling him: “We’re waiting for you.” The U.S. Justice Department announced last Friday that Pollard had completed his parole, clearing the way for him to move to Israel 35 years after he was arrested. “You should have now a comfortable life where you can pursue, both of you can pursue your interests,” Netanyahu said in a conversation with Pollard and his wife Esther.
The state premier of Thuringia on Thursday announced a first mass test for children in the district of Hildburghausen, Germany's coronavirus hotspot, to find out to what extent they contribute to a rapid surge in infections. The east German district saw a record 603 cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days, more than four times Germany's average incidence of 140, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases. "We will now conduct the first mass test for children and young people, who can be tested for free, starting next Tuesday," Bodo Ramelow told broadcaster ARD.
A mine in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast near Yemen exploded and damaged an oil tanker Wednesday, authorities said, the latest incident targeting the kingdom amid its long war against Yemen's Houthi rebels. The blast happened before dawn and struck the MT Agrari, a Maltese-flagged, Greek-managed oil tanker near Shuqaiq, Saudi Arabia.
Joe Biden vowed on Tuesday to send a bill to the Senate that would set up a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants.The president-elect's team has already indicated that Biden will attempt to overturn much of President Trump's immigration agenda, including reinstating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and rescinding the Remain in Mexico policy."I will send an immigration bill to the United States Senate with a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people in America," Biden told NBC's Lester Holt.Such a bill would likely be dead on arrival if Republicans hold on to their Senate majority. Georgia senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are both facing runoffs on January 5, and if one of them wins, Republicans will hold 51 seats in the chamber. However, if Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff both win the runoffs, the Senate will be tied 50-50, allowing vice president-elect Kamala Harris to serve as the tie-breaker.Biden also plans to implement a 100-day freeze on deportations before reinstating Obama-era guidance that limits deportations to criminal offenders.Once Biden takes office, his administration will likely be preoccupied with vaccine distribution and economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. While the Biden administration will eventually attempt to overhaul Trump's immigration agenda, the process will still take time.The Trump administration had an extraordinary preoccupation with immigration issues and they invested an enormous amount of attention and single-minded focus on immigration,” Doris Messiner, a former immigration official, told CBS earlier this month.. “An administration that wants to undo those changes would have to devote a similar amount of time and effort — and arguably more, because you don’t want to just be undoing things."
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Tensions in the South China Sea will increase due to a U.S.-China rivalry that could be kept in check, if only Southeast Asian countries took a united stand to influence the status quo, a top Philippine security official said on Wednesday. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was caught up in the battle for regional influence but it could do more to ensure stability and should take a common approach, Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told a security forum. "ASEAN would exert considerable influence on issues and events in the South China Sea if only it could act as one."
Daniel Stueck is accused of moving a chainsaw "up and down in a cutting motion" against his Black neighbor, according to the Kansas City Star.
Azerbaijan's president vowed Wednesday to rebuild and revive the Kalbajar region, the latest territory that Armenian forces have ceded in a truce that ended six weeks of intense fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. “We will restore Kalbajar, let no one have doubts about that, and life will return there,” President Ilham Aliyev said in an address to the nation soon after Azerbaijani troops entered the region. “I gave an order to prepare a general layout of the reconstruction of the town, and not just the town of Kalbajar, but of all of the towns" in the region, also known as Kalbajar.
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British troop levels in Afghanistan have fallen by a fifth in recent months as the UK has shadowed Donald Trump's withdrawal, the Ministry of Defence has disclosed. The number of British troops in the country has been cut from 1,100 in February to 850 currently, as American numbers have plummeted. Mr Trump caused alarm among Nato allies last week after unexpectedly signalling American troop levels will fall to just 2,500 by the time he leaves office in mid-January. Under the American troop withdrawal deal signed with the Taliban in Doha in February all US troops should be out of the country by May. Britain is expected to cut further in the coming months as Nato forces follow American troops to the exits. Ben Wallace, defence secretary, this week said that British and Nato troops were heavily reliant on American forces to operate in Afghanistan. “Force levels dropping below a certain level would be problematic for us all,” he told MPs. “At the moment, our dependency is so great that if the United States were to unilaterally pull out of Afghanistan, it would give very few options for the other nations.” Nato officials have suggested they might be able to keep a permanent presence in Afghanistan to train the Afghan forces even after the Americans leave. But officials admit the Taliban are unlikely to agree. “For the Taliban constituency, they will want to say they have got rid of all foreign forces,” said one senior diplomat. At the peak of America's longest war, the Pentagon had more than 100,000 American troops in Afghanistan and there were still more than 13,000 at the start of 2020. British troops ended their Helmand combat mission in 2014, but have conducted security patrols and officer training in Kabul since then. Joe Biden has long been skeptical of the Afghan military campaign and is not expected to increase troop levels, though he has said he would consider keeping a small special forces mission of around 2,000 in the country. One of the first foreign policy decisions to be taken when he takes office will be whether America continues to abide by the Doha deal. There has been no reduction in Taliban violence, peace talks with the Afghan government have stalled before they have begun and intelligence assessments say the insurgents are still close to al-Qaeda. An MoD spokeswoman said: “The number of UK military personnel in Afghanistan has gradually reduced as the Afghan National Army have taken on more responsibilities, in part thanks to their UK and Nato training. “Any decisions on our future military presence are being made in consultation with our allies and partners. We always give consideration to the conditions on the ground.”
US President-elect Joe Biden said Wednesday that Americans "won't stand" for the results of the November 3 election not being honored.
The European Parliament urged the EU on Thursday to impose sanctions on Turkey after President Tayyip Erdogan this month paid a visit to the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of Cyprus. With 631 votes in favour, three against and 59 abstentions, the parliament agreed a non-binding resolution in support of EU member Cyprus urging EU leaders to "take action and impose tough sanctions in response to Turkey's illegal actions". The resolution is likely to bolster support for France's push for EU sanctions on Turkey next month, following through on a threat made by the bloc in October over a dispute between Ankara and EU members Greece and Cyprus over natural gas rights.
A leading Saudi women’s rights activist who’s been imprisoned for 2 1/2 years and drawn attention to the kingdom’s hard limits on dissent will be tried by a court established to oversee terrorism cases, her family said Wednesday. The referral of Loujain al-Hathloul's case to the Specialized Criminal Court is a setback for efforts to push for her swift release and means she will face charges related to terrorism and national security. According to a 53-page report released earlier this year by Amnesty International, the court has been used as “a weapon of repression” to imprison peaceful critics, activists, journalists, clerics and others.
Tiny Bhutan is feeling the squeeze as its giant neighbours China and India vie for territory.