Posts tagged politics
Posts tagged politics
Kerdasa, Cairo, and Assiut were attacked by militants. One prematurely exploded when he mishandled his explosive device. Rafah saw a government move against militants, killing 17.
30,000 Saudi soldiers have been moved to the Saudi Arabian-Iraqi border after Iraqi troops abandoned their posts.
Sanctions against North Korea have been lifted in an attempt for North Korea to investigate abductions against the Japanese in the 70s and 80s.
Chinese President Xi Jinping visits the country and South Korean President Park Geun-hye to quell relations.
Ukrainian President Poroshenko received approval for the appointment of the new Defense Minister, Valeriy Heletey, who promised victory in the East and the reacquisition of Crimea.
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko allowed a ceasefire that was set to end Monday night to lapse, and promised to fully fight off the separatists in the Eastern region. Ukrainian officials applauded the move, while Russian President Putin again reaffirmed his right to protect Russians residing in Eastern Ukraine.
In response to 20 rockets from Gaza, Israel launched tactical strikes on 34 targets within the Strip. Palestinian casualties mount up, as hostilities rise again following the discovery of the dead bodies of three abducted Israeli teens in the West Bank.
56 casualties are counted after a car bomb explodes in Maiduguri. The Northeastern city is also known as the birthplace of the Boko Haram terrorist group, responsible for the seizure of more than 250 young girls.
French bank BNP Paribas was fined close to $9 billion, among other penalties, for helping clients go around US sanction on Cuba, Iran, and Sudan. The bank had recently plead guilty on the charges.
Malaysia will comply with an extradition request from New Zealand for a junior military official after he was charged with sexual assault.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is detained by authorities on influence peddling charges.
Recent racist attacks in Northern Ireland bring fear that the KKK are raising their influence, shortly after a KKK flag goes up in Belfast.
Martin Schulz, left, of the German Social Democrats, has been re-elected to lead the European Parliament.
The Iraqi Council of Representatives failed to form a unity government to counter the ISIL movement after a call for a quorum was not answered.
The Japanese Cabinet has allowed the Japanese Self-Defense forces to have the authority to fight overseas, a marked shift from years of pacifism. Japan is one of a number of Asian countries currently riled in controversy with China for control of the South China Sea.
Civilian Deaths in Iraq at worst levels yet. Three suicide bombers recently killed at least 29 in Baghdad, Youssifiyah, and Latifiyah, targeting pilgrims migrating to Karbala for the holy holiday of Arbaeen. A former Sahwa official and his four family members were also shot dead by military-clad gunman in Abu Ghraib. The death toll in Iraq was 659 in November alone.
Senators casting the same votes: A view of Congressional polarization through the years.
Gambia severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan as Chinese influence and investment increases in the country
Obama’s Obamacare headache yesterday:
This means that the insurance companies have 32 days to reprogram their computer systems for policies, rates, and eligibility, send notices to the policyholders via US Mail, send a very complex letter that describes just what the differences are between specific policies and Obamacare compliant plans, ask the consumer for their decision—and give them a reasonable time to make that decision—and then enter those decisions back into their systems without creating massive billing, claim payment, and provider eligibility list mistakes.
All by January 1.
"In the interest of keeping the consumer protections we have enacted and ensuring that we keep health insurance costs down for all consumers, we are staying the course," he said in a statement moments ago. "We will not be allowing insurance companies to extend their policies. I believe this is in the best interest of the health insurance market in Washington."
via New York Times
On Nov. 15, 1969, a quarter of a million protesters staged a peaceful demonstration in Washington, D.C., against the Vietnam War.