Global Crisis: Targeted Killings of Journalists Around the World

Kal K Korff It is a universal truism in life, that without a genuinely free and independent media, there can be no decent society; no true humanity. For the very denial of the right to freedom of speech, as epitomized by a free, vigorous, and independent press, is what distinguishes democracy from tyranny; liberty from […]

California urges Trump administration to abandon fuel rule plan

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Sept 24 : California’s top air regulator urged the Trump administration on Sunday to abandon a plan to freeze fuel efficiency standards through 2026, as automakers urged state and federal regulators to reach agreement to extend nationwide rules. Mary Nichols, who chairs the state’s Air Resources Board, asked the U.S. National […]

From reality TV to UN, Trump to wield Security Council gavel

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Sept 23 : He has chaired board meetings, cabinet meetings and starred in a reality television show, but on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump will wield the gavel in the United Nations Security Council to denounce Iran for what it sees as its malign regional behavior. Trump is able to […]

Trump administration moves to restrict immigrants who use public benefits

By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON, Sept 23 : The Trump administration on Saturday said it would propose making it harder for foreigners to come to the United States or remain there if they have received or are likely to receive public benefits such as food aid, public housing or Medicaid. The proposed regulation from the Department […]

Japan uneasy over Trump pressure on auto as summit, trade talks loom

By Leika Kihara TOKYO, Sept 21 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet U.S. President Donald Trump next week as fears grow in Tokyo that Washington could demand that Japan curb its car exports to the United States. Japan is hoping to avert any import curbs and potentially steeper U.S. import tariffs on its […]

Trump chips away at liberal US appeals court majorities

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Sept 20 : Aided by fellow Republicans in the Senate, President Donald Trump is rapidly filling vacancies on U.S. appeals courts, moving some that had liberal majorities closer to conservative control in an ideological shift that could benefit his administration. These 13 courts wield considerable power, usually providing the last word […]