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Kenya Election: Raila Odinga's Strike Call Mostly Ignored

Kenya Election: Raila Odinga's Strike Call Mostly Ignored The election commission declared President Uhuru Kenyatta victor by 1.4 million votes. According to Raila, the 2017 presidential election was a "sham" even as worldwide observers lauded the Wafula Chebukati-led team for a job well done. [Full Article...]

Kenyans Await Word on Election Challenge From Odinga

Kenyans Await Word on Election Challenge From Odinga Even before Uhuru was announced the victor of the hotly contested race, Raila who was seeking presidency a record fourth time , came out to dispute the results (preliminary) saying the election had been stolen from him yet again and made it clear that seeking court redress was not an option. [Full Article...]

Kenya accused of intimidating rights groups after election

Kenya accused of intimidating rights groups after election Odinga claims that hackers infiltrated the electoral commission's systems and manipulated the results. Its leader was among the few election observers to announce anomalies in the presidential vote. In a letter to police, the NGO board claimed that Africorg is not registered. After two elections in 2007 and 2013 in which the outcome was rejected by the opposition, and against a background of vot... [Full Article...]

Grizzly trophy hunt ban met with mixed feelings

Grizzly trophy hunt ban met with mixed feelings Hunting bears for meat will be allowed, outside of the Great Bear Rainforest , and neither Donaldson nor ministry staff could say how numerous 250 grizzlies killed on average per year are killed for trophies. Grizzly bear trophy hunting has been the source of debate for decades in B.C. Now the ban is getting mixed reactions. Although some communities generate revenue from the trophy hunt, wild... [Full Article...]

China Vice Premier Wang Yang in Nepal, Doklam on agenda

China Vice Premier Wang Yang in Nepal, Doklam on agenda Apparently stealing a leaf from Srinagar streets, the Indian and Chinese armies have resorted to stone pelting on each other. While the Union defence ministry and army sources refused to comment, this newspaper has learnt that troop mobilisation has slowed down considerably in a bid to de-escalate the tense situation. [Full Article...]

Kenya: Odinga puts off announcement on "next plan of action"

Kenya: Odinga puts off announcement on The city is an opposition stronghold and has seen protests since the August 8 election. Interior Minister Fred Matiangi denied Saturday that police had fired on "peaceful protesters" referring to those in the streets as "criminal elements". [Full Article...]

Justice Department Goes Fishing for Protesters' Web-Browsing Details

Justice Department Goes Fishing for Protesters' Web-Browsing Details Dreamhost said its general counsel, Chris Ghazarian, had "taken issue" with the demand's untargeted nature. DreamHost does not have details about the DOJ's investigation into disruptj20.org, but it says the scope of the government's request is concerning. [Full Article...]

Grizzly trophy hunt ban met with mixed feelings

Grizzly trophy hunt ban met with mixed feelings Hunting bears for meat will be allowed, outside of the Great Bear Rainforest , and neither Donaldson nor ministry staff could say how numerous 250 grizzlies killed on average per year are killed for trophies. Grizzly bear trophy hunting has been the source of debate for decades in B.C. Now the ban is getting mixed reactions. Although some communities generate revenue from the trophy hunt, wild... [Full Article...]

Justice Department Wants Records on Visitors to Trump Protest Site

Justice Department Wants Records on Visitors to Trump Protest Site Similar warrants have been used to go after websites disseminating illegal content, such as child pornography, but DreamHost says DisruptJ20.org was only used to facilitate legal political speech. In a blog post , the company acknowledges that it has "no insight into the affidavit for the search warrant (those records are sealed)". Making the matter public may well end up killing it off, a... [Full Article...]

DACA on Perilous Footing on 5th Anniversary

DACA on Perilous Footing on 5th Anniversary The attorneys general have threatened to petition a court that's considering a similar but separate Obama administration deferred action program, for parents, to also weigh the legality of DACA. He was reportedly taken into custody by U.S. Park Police. Nationally, almost 800,000 people have qualified for DACA, among them more than 22,000 who live in New Jersey. [Full Article...]

CBO Says Trump's Plan for Obamacare Could Make Premiums Skyrocket

CBO Says Trump's Plan for Obamacare Could Make Premiums Skyrocket There was also some good news for the president, however. Next year, the number of uninsured Americans would increase marginally, though by 2020 it says that number would be "slightly lower". The agency expected most states would allow insurers to concentrate premium increases in silver plans, not bronze or gold, so nearly all people who do not qualify for subsidies would avoid silver plans. [Full Article...]

Scores killed as Boko Haram hits Borno

Scores killed as Boko Haram hits Borno Musa Bura, a youth volunteer in nearby Konduga town, says most members of the local defence force were on guard at the market and not the nearby camp. They are held responsible for killing at least 143 people before Tuesday's bombings and weakening the army's control. Earlier this month, a study found that the majority of suicide bombers used by Boko Haram to kill innocent victims are women and ... [Full Article...]

Lincoln Memorial in Washington defaced with expletive graffiti

Lincoln Memorial in Washington defaced with expletive graffiti The Park Service said that a monument preservation crew was removing the graffiti at the Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday using a mild paint stripper. However, a tweet from a reporter in the nation's capital showed that remnants of the graffiti remained this afternoon. [Full Article...]

Scaramucci says Bannon to blame for Trump's response to Charlottesville

Scaramucci says Bannon to blame for Trump's response to Charlottesville Why Trump waited two days to criticize the marchers in Charlottesville. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said he quit the post "because I want to make progress, while many in Washington seem more concerned with attacking anyone who disagrees with them". [Full Article...]

Scaramucci Blasts Bannon On 'Late Night': 'Up To Me, He'd Be Gone'

Scaramucci Blasts Bannon On 'Late Night': 'Up To Me, He'd Be Gone' Neither interview made major news, and both were clearly overshadowed by the chaos last weekend in Charlottesville. That is more frankness in one Scaramucci interview than the public has gotten in 14 months of TV appearances by Corey Lewandowski, Trump's former campaign manager, who was sacked last June but remains an unfailing defender of the president. [Full Article...]

Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards

Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards During the appearance, Trump showed a several-foot-tall flow chart of the current permitting process that can take 10 years. "While protecting the environment, we will build gleaming new roads, bridges, railways, waterways, tunnels and highways". [Full Article...]

Justin Thomas wins PGA Championship for his first major title

Justin Thomas wins PGA Championship for his first major title Thomas win at the PGA Championship is his major win on the PGA Tour. Thomas bogeyed three of his first five holes, and Koepka birdied his first two, putting Thomas six shots back early in the final round. Oosthuizen had flashed into contention late in the final round on Sunday when he pitched in for eagle from 20 yards at the par-five 15th at Quail Hollow, but a long three-putt bogey from... [Full Article...]

Falling tree 'kills 11' at religious festival in Madeira

Falling tree 'kills 11' at religious festival in Madeira Locals told the Portuguese Lusa News Agency that the tree, a 200-year-old oak, had been tied back with metal wire for the past two years and that the trunk was hollow. Others appeared visibly shaken. Prime Minister Antonio Costa offered condolences, while President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa boarded a plane for Madeira . [Full Article...]

Protesters drag down Confederate soldier statue in Durham, North Carolina

Protesters drag down Confederate soldier statue in Durham, North Carolina A rally by white nationalists protesting plans to remove a statue of General Robert E. Lee , commander of the pro-slavery Confederate army in the U.S. Police were reportedly standing by, but haven't made any arrests. "We decided that restraint and public safety would be our priority", Andrews said in a statement posted on his agency's website . [Full Article...]

Pence Defends Trump's Charlottesville Remarks

Pence Defends Trump's Charlottesville Remarks Pence was in Colombia Sunday and Monday, and will travel to other South American countries, including Argentina and Chile'. Vice President Pence, right, pictured with President Trump on June 22. Washington has already imposed unilateral sanctions on Maduro and almost two dozen of his officials. Venezuela's chief opposition coalition issued a restrained criticism of Mr Trump's talk of using a "... [Full Article...]


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