The approval puts Congress on a collision course with Donald Trump in an unprecedented rebuke of his foreign policy
The Senate has voted to end US support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition’s war in Yemen, bringing Congress one step closer to a unprecedented rebuke of Donald Trump’s foreign policy.
Lawmakers have never before invoked the decades-old War Powers Resolution to stop a foreign conflict, but they are poised to do just that in the bid to cut off US support for a war that has triggered a humanitarian catastrophe.
watch for the unintended consequences – coming soon – a virus that kills most salmon. The Trump administration has lifted a ban on importing genetically engineered or GE salmon, which critics have long called “Frankenfish,” in a move that consumer advocates charge “runs counter to sound science and market demand.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the decision on Friday, more than three years after approving GE salmon as […]
dumb and hateful The Pentagon says it will stop allowing transgender troops to transition while in uniform, or to serve in other than their biological sex. Critics call the policy an unconstitutional ban in disguise.
It is parliament’s duty to stop both main party leaders colluding to deny voters a final say on Brexit
• Former Conservative MP Anna Soubry is now a member of the Independent Group
It’s become the norm in these most extraordinary of political times: the prime minister suffers another humiliating defeat after two years of negotiations on the most important decision in decades, and no one in the House of Commons shouts: “Resign!”
Although there is little, if any, sympathy for Theresa May (the consensus being that she is the author of her own misfortune), no leader of any party stands up and demands she steps down. Even though it’s widely recognised that the prime minister is largely the problem, it’s accepted that the Conservative party is unlikely to find anyone much better to replace her.
It belongs to Syria!!!
- State department changes term in annual human rights report
- Israel captured territory from Syria in 1967 war
The US has dropped its description of the Golan Heights from “Israeli-occupied” to “Israeli-controlled” in a state department report, the latest sign of approval towards Israel’s disputed claim to land it captured from Syria.
World powers have long called on Israel to rescind its authority of the strategic region and labelled the occupation as illegal under international law.
A satellite sensor is helping scientists understand where smoke is headed and what it means for those breathing it.
O’Rourke can go back to Texas, seductively discuss steak seasonings, and mull over another 2020 Senate run; he could potentially unseat John Cornyn, who sucks! Biden can retire to Delaware and spend time in the warm embrace of his wife, Jill, and their new dog. Take care of your dog, Joe
Source: Joe Biden and Beto O’Rourke Should Not Run for President
The trial of a Saudi rights activist has begun without her able to consult a lawyer or even know the charges she faces. Loujain al-Hathloul has faced sexual assault and torture in custody, according to activists.
A stricter law on vaccination returned to force in Italy. Dozens of other children across Italy were also likely to be affected
Racism is not about politeness – it’s about power. What is truly worrying about these blunders is that they have let the mask slip to reveal a political class that, at best, does not understand the racial dynamics of the country in which it operates and, at worst, is deeply hostile to them. Insofar as they faithfully reflect the actions and sensibilities of the bodies they serve, they are not gaffes. They are gaffes only in the sense that the speakers didn’t actually mean to say them.
Source: These gaffes expose British politics’ real issue with race | Gary Younge | Opinion | The Guardian