Showing posts with label world news. Show all posts
Showing posts with label world news. Show all posts

Friday, January 24, 2020

What We Hope From Senate Impeachment Trial – White House

What We Hope From Senate Impeachment Trial – White House

President Donald Trump who is accused of breaking the law by pressuring Ukraine's leader to dig up damaging information on a political rival, Joe Biden and his son.

What We Hope From Senate Impeachment Trial – White House

He was accused of betraying his oath of office, U.S. national security, and the integrity of the country's elections.

President Trump is now on trial in the Senate, after the Democrat-held House of Representatives impeached him on two charges, abuse of power and the obstruction of Congress.

However, a spokeswoman for President Donald Trump has said she hoped the impeachment trial would wrap up by the end of next week.

The US presidential spokeswoman, described it as a distraction from the country’s pressing issues.

Stephanie Grisham, the White House Press Secretary said;

I think that next week we need to get this over with, so we can get on with the business of this country.

As the trial in U.S. Senate entered the third and final day of the Democrats’ opening arguments against the president.

On Saturday, Trump’s legal team is due to open its defence arguments, with the president already taking to Twitter to complain that his lawyers are likely to get poor ratings.

He wrote on Twitter;

Looks like my lawyers will be forced to start on Saturday, which is called Death Valley in T.V.

Meanwhile all of this times, Trump had insisted that he has been “treated unbelievably unfairly.”

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Trump Govt To Block Pregnant Women From Entering US To Give Birth

Trump Govt To Block Pregnant Women From Entering US To Give Birth

Plans are underway to block pregnant women in foreign countries from obtaining US tourist visas by the Trump administration.

Trump Govt To Block Pregnant Women From Entering US To Give Birth

The move is to stop, “birth tourism”, the term coined for persons who travel to another to give birth.

A draft rule obtained by reporters reads;

Under this rule, if a consular officer has reason to believe a B nonimmigrant visa applicant will give birth in the United States, the applicant is presumed to be seeking a visa for the primary purpose of obtaining US citizenship for the child.

To rebut this presumption, the visa applicant must establish, to the satisfaction of a consular officer, a legitimate primary purpose other than obtaining US citizenship for a child by giving birth in the United States.

Any B nonimmigrant visa applicant who you have reason to believe will give birth during her stay in the United States is presumed to be traveling for the primary purpose of obtaining US citizenship for the child.

The applicant can overcome this presumption if you find that the primary purpose of travel is not obtaining US citizenship for a child.

According to State Department spokesperson, he said;

this change is intended to address the national security and law enforcement risks associated with birth tourism, including criminal activity associated with the birth tourism industry.

We expect the rule will be published shortly. More details will be available when the rule is published.

However, officers, are told not to ask as a matter of course whether the applicant is pregnant or intends to become pregnant, or require an applicant to provide evidence that they are not pregnant.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Man Kills Boss For Being Trump’s Supporter

Man Kills Boss For Being Trump’s Supporter

A 28-year-old man identified as Mason Trever Toney, has been accused of killing his boss during an argument that may have been sparked by Donald Trump.

Man Kills Boss For Being Trump’s Supporter

The Florida construction worker was arrested by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office late Monday in the fatal stabbing of his friend and boss, William Steven Knight, 28, at a work site near Orlando along the Florida Turnpike, deputies announced on Twitter.

Toney allegedly killed Knight with a trowel just after the pair arrived at work.

According to reports, Knight and Toney had been arguing earlier that morning as they rode into work together, possibly about their opposing political views – with Toney “anti-government” and Knight a supporter of President Donald Trump, according to Detective Fabian Ramirez in an affidavit.

The detective said;

Toney is “very outspoken about his belief that the government is bad and out to get him,” the detective wrote.

Knight, like his friend, was also “outspoken” about his political views but was “pro-Donald Trump

Toney and Knight had driven to a job site near Exit 254 earlier Monday, coworkers who saw the slaying told investigators. The workers then saw Toney standing over Knight as the man yelled for help about 10:30 a.m., Ramirez wrote in the affidavit.

According to witnesses;

They saw Toney “repeatedly stabbing” Knight with a trowel, the affidavit states.

Toney then “began to advance” on the witnesses who saw the slaying with what they believed was a knife.

called other workers at the site “terrorists” before fleeing the scene in a white Dodge Ram truck.

According to William Knight, the deceased father, he said his son had attended school with Toney for nearly his entire life.

He maintain that, Toney was a friend of the family. “My son went to elementary school with him and to middle school and high school.”
Trump Expands US Travel Ban On Nigeria, Others - See List

Trump Expands US Travel Ban On Nigeria, Others - See List

In an announcement which is expected on Monday, January 27, U.S. President Donald Trump is set to slam travel ban on more countries, including Nigeria, Africa’s biggest nation.

Trump Expands US Travel Ban On Nigeria, Others - See List

This is coming exactly three years after Trump signed the original travel ban on January 27, 2017, just a week into his tenure.

It affected Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, Venezuela and North Korea.

Countries on the list for the new restrictions, include Belarus, Myanmar (also known as Burma), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania,

However, Trump on Tuesday confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that he is trying to add additional nations to the travel ban.

According to Hogan Gidley, the White House spokesman;

The travel ban has been profoundly successful in protecting our country and raising the security baseline around the world.

While there are no new announcements at this time, common sense and national security both dictate that if a country wants to fully participate in U.S. immigration programs, they should also comply with all security and counter-terrorism measures — because we do not want to import terrorism or any other national security threat into the United States.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

$3m Bounty Placed On Donald Trump By Iranian Lawmaker

$3m Bounty Placed On Donald Trump By Iranian Lawmaker

According to reports, a $3 million reward has been placed on President Donald Trump for anyone who assassinate him.

$3m Bounty Placed On Donald Trump By Iranian Lawmaker

The bounty has been placed by an Iranian lawmaker who adds that, the Islamic republic could avoid threats if it had nuclear weapons.

Since Trump pulled Washington out of Tehran’s nuclear agreement with world powers in 2018 and reimposed sanctions on the country, there has been tensions which has steadily ramped up.

The standoff sparked tit-for-tat military strikes this month.

The city of Kerman is the hometown of revered military commander Qassem Soleimani, whose killing in a drone strike ordered by Trump on Jan. 3 in Baghdad prompted Iran to launch missiles at US targets in Iraq.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

US Vow To Strike Iran, Reveals When

US Vow To Strike Iran, Reveals When

According to the defense secretary Mark Esper, the United States, has vowed to strike Iran and its proxies where legally available and appropriate.

US Vow To Strike Iran, Reveals When

He made this known in an interview on Monday, adding that the U.S. has the constitutional authority to strike Iranian proxies in Iraq and on Iran’s home soil in retaliation for attacks on American forces.

Mark however maintain that, the Authorization for Use of Military Force Resolution gives the U.S. military the right to attack Iranian-backed proxies in Iraq.

Quoting the President's power under Article II of the Constitution, Mark insisted that, the president's power would allow the U.S. to strike Iran in the event that U.S. interests are targeted.

He said;

We hold Iran responsible for its proxies, and we will retain the right to exercise self-defense and take action were legally available and appropriate to hold those proxies accountable for their actions.

He maintain that, the Trump administration killed powerful Iranian General, Qassem Soleimani out of self-defense.

He added;

There was a complete agreement based on what he had done and what he was planning to do, the broader attack that he was orchestrating in the region that would be bigger in scale and would likely result in open hostilities, that this was a compelling target to take out.

The United States is safer today than we were a few weeks ago because we eliminated the world’s foremost terror, Qassem Soleimani, who has the blood of hundreds of American soldiers and Marines on his hands.


Monday, January 13, 2020

Five Countries Meet To Decide Action Against Iran

Five Countries Meet To Decide Action Against Iran

Following Iran's admission on Saturday that its military “unintentionally” shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 on board. It also attributed to human errors.

Five Countries Meet To Decide Action Against Iran

It is certain that Iran is in for trouble as five nations whose citizens were on board the Ukrainian international airliner shot down by Iran will meet in London on Thursday.

According to the Ukrainian minister, the meeting is to discuss possible legal action against Iran.

This was disclosed by Ukraine’s foreign minister, Vadym Prystaiko, on Monday.

Prystaiko maintain that, the countries would also discuss compensation and the investigation into the incident.

He said;

We have created this group of foreign ministers from the grieving nations. On January 16, we will meet in person in London to discuss the ways, including legal, how we are following this up, how we are prosecuting them [Iran].




Saturday, January 11, 2020

Ukraine Reacts To Iran's Admission, Gives Conditions For Peace

Ukraine Reacts To Iran's Admission, Gives Conditions For Peace

Following the Ukraine International Airlines plane which crashed on Wednesday shortly after Iran launched missiles at bases hosting American forces in Iraq in response to the killing of Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran’s top generals, in a US drone strike.

Ukraine Reacts To Iran's Admission, Gives Conditions For Peace

The plane went down on the outskirts of Tehran during takeoff just hours after Iran launched a barrage of missiles at US forces in Iraq

Ukraine has reacted to Iran’s clarifications that it actually fired down the airline that killed over 170 passengers on Wednesday.

However, Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky has issued a statement following Iran’s claim that it accidentally fired down the plane.


Zelensky’s statement said;

This morning was not a good one but it brought the truth. Even before the International Commission could finish its work, Iran admitted to shooting down the Ukrainian plane.

But we insist on a full admission of guilt. We expect Iran to conduct a full and open investigation, bring those responsible to justice, return the bodies of the deceased, pay compensation and issue official apologies through diplomatic channels.

We hope that the investigation will continue without artificial delays and obstacles. Our 45 professionals need full access and engagement to establish justice
Iran Finally Admits Shooting Down Ukrainian Plane

Iran Finally Admits Shooting Down Ukrainian Plane

The Ukraine International Airlines plane crashed on Wednesday shortly after Iran launched missiles at bases hosting American forces in Iraq in response to the killing of Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran’s top generals, in a US drone strike.

Iran Finally Admits Shooting Down Ukrainian Plane

After blaming US adventurism for the disaster, Iran on Saturday confirmed suspicions that its missile system shot down the Ukraine Airlines plane killing 176 people.

Iran said it unintentionally shot down the plane, calling it an “unforgivable mistake”, In an apologia on Saturday.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted;

The Islamic Republic of Iran deeply regrets this disastrous mistake.

Armed Forces’ internal investigation has concluded that regrettably missiles fired due to human error caused the horrific crash of the Ukrainian plane & death of 176 innocent people.

Investigations continue to identify & prosecute this great tragedy & unforgivable mistake.

His twitter post;

The admission came a day after Iran’s civil aviation chief denied claims that the plane had been shot down, as international pressure mounted on Tehran to conduct a credible investigation after several Western governments blamed a missile strike

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Pope Francis Sends Message To US, Iran Over War Threats

Pope Francis Sends Message To US, Iran Over War Threats

The head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State, pop Francis has pleaded with the US and Iran to avert a wider conflict in the Middle East.

Pope Francis Sends Message To US, Iran Over War Threats

Following the the current crisis between the two countries, the pop has urged the United States of America and Iran to avoid escalation and pursue “dialogue and self-restraint.”

The pope made his appeal, in a yearly speech that has come to be known as his “State of the World” address to ambassadors accredited to the Vatican on Wednesday.

Pop Francis told diplomats from more than 180 states, he said;

Particularly troubling are the signals coming from the entire region following the heightening of tensions between Iran and the United States.

The tensions risked compromising the gradual process of rebuilding in Iraq, as well as setting the groundwork for a vaster conflict that all of us would want to avert.

After launching over 15 missiles on US targets in Iraq on Wednesday in retaliation to the death of Qassem Soleimani, who was buried on Tuesday.

Iran has further issued another warning that any US retaliation to the missile attacks in Baghdad would lead to an all-out war in the Middle East.