UN envoy demands accountability over Rohingya crisis

Naypyidaw, June 22 : Myanmar should bring to justice the perpetrators of the Rohingya crisis that led to the exodus of hundreds of thousands of members of the Muslim minority community to Bangladesh since August 2017, a top UN envoy said. In a statement late Thursday, Christine Schraner Burgener, the UN Special Envoy for Myanmar, […]

US government sued for barring permanent residents from serving in military

San Francisco, June 22 : The American Civil Liberties Foundation has filed a class action lawsuit against the federal government in a court here for “barring” permanent residents from serving in the US military. The class action lawsuit filed on Thursday against the Department of Defence and Secretary of Defence James Mattis states that in […]

Reality Winner to change her plea on leaking Russian interference report

By Brendan O’Brien June 21 : A Georgia woman accused of illegally leaking a classified report on Russian interference in US elections to a media outlet and charged with an espionage offense plans to change her plea, a document filed in federal court on Thursday showed. Reality Leigh Winner pleaded not guilty in June, 2017 […]

EU launches retaliatory tariffs on US goods

London, June 22 : The European Union (EU) on Friday launched tariffs on some $3.2 billion worth of American goods, in retaliation for tariffs US President Donald Trump’s administration imposed on imported steel and aluminium earlier this month. The bloc slapped a 25 per cent tariff on American products such as whiskey, tobacco, Harley Davidson […]

Pentagon asked to house migrant minors

Washington, June 22 : The Pentagon has been asked to supply up to 20,000 beds at old military bases for migrant children held after illegally entering the US, a media report said. Beds will be for migrant children who crossed the border unaccompanied, as well as those separated from parents, the BBC reported. The moves […]

Brazil SC allows political satire during electoral campaign

Brasilia, June 22 : The Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) has voted to allow the press to create political satire about candidates in the October general elections, as well as to express itself in favour or against the politicians. This rule had been included in a change of electoral laws in 2009, but this was suspended […]