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trump-public-050417_07dec18.jpg A US appeals court ruled against an order President Donald Trump issued last month that denies asylum pleas of migrants who crossed the southern border illegally. Two members of the three-judge bench of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said late Friday that the ban is inconsistent with an existing US law, and attempts to over-run Congress. A presidential order signed on November 9 says that t

heather-nauert-120718.jpg Confirming numerous media reports, President Donald Trump announced plans to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations on Friday. Trump revealed his intention to nominate Nauert as UN Ambassador in brief remarks to reporters on the south lawn of the White House.

william-barr-120718.jpg President Donald Trump revealed Friday he plans to nominate former Attorney General William Barr to once again serve as the nation's top law enforcement officer. Trump announced his intent to nominate Barr as Attorney General in remarks to reporters outside the White House, calling the Republican lawyer "one of the most respected jurists in the country."

heather-nauert-120718.jpg President Donald Trump intends to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, according to numerous media reports. Trump's potential nomination of Nauert, which was first reported by Bloomberg News, is likely to draw criticism due to her lack of foreign policy experience.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted $25 million from Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) fund to support projects at the Inland Port Greer (IPG) and the Port of Charleston. Project Two of the Upstate Express Corridor Project would increase capacity at the IPG...

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed insider trading charges against three Indians after an IT contractor illegally tipped with his wife and her father confidential client information he stole while working in the Singapore branch of an investment bank. The SEC obtained a court-ordered...

oscar-dec05.jpg Kevin Hart, who was selected to host the next Academy Awards ceremony, has relieved himself from the role following a controversy over some homophobic tweets he made years ago. The American comedian, actor and producer made the announcement Friday after arriving in the Australian city of Sydney for a comedy show as part of his massively hysterical "The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour." "I have mad

us-capitol-120618.jpg With a potential government shutdown looming, members of Congress voted Thursday to approve a short-term spending bill amid an ongoing disagreement over funding for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. The two-week spending bill extends funding for several government agencies.

huawei-cfo-120618.jpg The Chinese government has sought clarification from the United States and Canada over the arrest of Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei Technologies Co. Meng Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of the Chinese telecommunication giant's founder, was arrested by Canadian police at the request of US police in Vancouver on December 1, reportedly for a possible violation of US tr

usaircraftcrashed-dec6.jpg Search and rescue operations for five missing US marines are ongoing after two American aircraft with seven crew on board collided and crashed into the sea off Japan. The United States Marine Corps confirms that two marines were rescued, and one of them was hospitalized for evaluation. A statement from the Marine base in Okinawa said that two Marine aircraft, a KC-130 Hercules tanker and an F/A-

oscar-dec05.jpg American comedian, actor and producer Kevin Hart will host the next Academy Awards ceremony. Hart broke the news on Instagram Tuesday, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) confirmed it. "For years I have been asked if I would ever host the Oscars and my answer was always the same... I said that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian and that it will

usrussiamissiles-dec05.jpg The United States has threatened to pull out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which banned land-based nuclear missiles in Europe, accusing Russia of breaching it. NATO said it strongly supports the finding of the United States that Russia is in material breach of its obligations under the 1987 deal, but Russia denied it. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty ha

brexitimfstudy-dec05.jpg The International Monetary Fund warned that if Britain leaves the European Union, the country will have to pay a heavy economic price for it, and those costs would be unevenly spread across different sectors and regions. A Country Report on the United Kingdom by the IMF European Dept., cited in an IMF blog, has measured the potential volume of loss the country will incur in various sectors. The British parliament is hotly debating Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal agreement after t

jamal-khashoggi-111518_04dec18.jpg Following a briefing by CIA director Gina Haspel, leading Senate Republicans described Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as "complicit" in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told reporters there was "zero question" in his mind that the crown prince ordered the killing.

worldbankunveils-dec04.jpg The World Bank has unveiled a $200 billion climate action investment fund for 2021-25 as the United Nations-sponsored climate change talks got underway in Katowice, Poland. This is double the amount of current 5-year investments that the World Bank pledged in support for countries to take ambitious climate action. The new plan significantly boosts support for adaptation and resilience, recogni

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