USAID to give additional $10M to Venezuelan migrants

- Vice President Mike Pence announced Tuesday that the United States will provide an additional $10 million in humanitarian aid to Venezuelans who have fled the country. The additional funds brings the total amount of humanitarian assistance to nearly $31 million for fiscal year 2017, USAID said in a statement. "This funding for the Venezuelan [...]

2018-06-27T13:09:28+00:00 June 27th, 2018|

Entire Mexican police force arrested after politician’s killing

The entire police force in Ocampo, Mexico, was arrested by federal forces after the murder last week of a mayoral candidate. Fernando Angeles Juarez, a businessman with little political experience, was killed outside his home by unknown gunmen on Thursday -- one of over 100 politicians killed in Mexico prior to general elections on July [...]

2018-06-26T12:51:47+00:00 June 26th, 2018|

S. Korean island begins refugee process for Yemeni asylum seekers

South Korea's resort island of Jeju started on Monday refugee status reviews for Yemeni asylum seekers fleeing from civil war. Jeju Office of Immigration chief Kim Do-gyun said a total of 486 Yemeni asylum seekers have applied for refugee status and the office will be reviewing two to three per day, Yonhap reported. "We are [...]

2018-06-25T11:54:17+00:00 June 25th, 2018|

Jared Kushner: U.S. to release Palestinian-Israeli peace plan soon

Jared Kushner, senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, said the administration plans to soon release its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, in an interview with Palestinian media released Sunday. In his interview with Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds, Kushner said a successful peace deal would require both parties "to gain more than they give and to feel confident [...]

2018-06-25T11:36:22+00:00 June 25th, 2018|

Search underway for teenage soccer team trapped in Thai cave

A teenage soccer team and their coach are believed to be trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand, as rescue efforts were underway on Monday. The Thai Navy's Underwater Demolition Assault Unit was searching the tunnels of the Tham Luang cave in an attempt to locate 12 boys between the ages of 13 and [...]

2018-06-25T11:27:33+00:00 June 25th, 2018|

Trump: Return those who ‘invade’ without court cases, judges

President Donald Trump advocated Sunday that undocumented immigrants be turned away from the border without a court case. Trump shared a series of tweets criticizing the U.S. immigration system as unfair to those who attempt to enter the country legally and "are waiting on line for years." He called for a system based on merit. [...]

2018-06-25T11:12:48+00:00 June 25th, 2018|

Pakistani Taliban name new leader to replace dead one

- Pakistani Taliban on Saturday named the successor of their leader killed in a drone strike last week. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan named Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud as its new chief and Mufit Mazahim, better known as Mufti Hazrat, as his deputy emir, The Tribune Express reported. A U.S. drone strike on June 13 hit the [...]

2018-06-24T13:16:23+00:00 June 24th, 2018|

Silver cutlery set owned by Hitler sells for nearly $17,000

- A set of dinner silverware that once belonged to Adolf Hitler -- complete with Nazi emblems, made for his 50th birthday -- has sold at auction for almost $17,000. The two knives, three spoons and three forks, made for Hitler's use during formal occasions, were sold by Charterhouse Auctioneers for $16,850 on Thursday. Each [...]

2018-06-23T13:18:54+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|

Burger King offering Whoppers to women impregnated by World Cup stars

Burger King Russia apologized after offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to women who are impregnated by players at the 2018 World Cup. The fast food restaurant posted an advertisement Tuesday on the Russian social media platform VK, along with a woman holding her pregnant belly. The ad has since been deleted but was preserved [...]

2018-06-22T18:53:12+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

Orlando Airport to scan faces of all………

The Orlando International Airport announced Thursday it will become the first airport in the country to require face scans of all passengers arriving or departing on international flights, including U.S. citizens. Customs and Border Protection says the facial recognition scans compares the traveler's face to others on the Department of Homeland Security's watch list databases. [...]

2018-06-22T13:34:18+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|