Category world events

Thailand Approves Medical Marijuana

The global wave of laws condoning marijuana use has now washed into Thailand. Anyone in the country who suffers from certain painful ailments will soon be allowed to seek relief via pot. So says a new decree from the military-run government, which is presenting medical marijuana approval as a New Year’s gift. This is a […]

Israel’s Parliament Formally Votes To Dissolve Government

Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, voted Wednesday night to dissolve the government, triggering early elections scheduled for early April, nearly eight months earlier than required by law. “The bill, which passed by a vote of 102-2 in its third (final) reading, also sets early elections for April 9, 2019,” the Knesset’s website posted. Minister Yariv Levin, […]

Breaking News: After Trump’s Visit, Iraqi Lawmakers Demand U.S. Withdrawal

Iraqi lawmakers Thursday demanded U.S. forces leave the country in the wake of a surprise visit by President Donald Trump that politicians denounced as arrogant and a violation of Iraqi sovereignty. Politicians from both blocs of Iraq’s divided Parliament called for a vote to expel U.S. troops and promised to schedule an extraordinary session to debate the […]

Indonesia Authorities Raise Anak Krakatau Volcano Threat Level

  Authorities in Indonesia have raised the danger level for the volcano that triggered a tsunami on Saturday, killing hundreds of people, and extended the no-go zone to three miles. Flights around the Anak Krakakau volcano were rerouted and the crater’s status was raised to high alert, the second-highest level. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the […]

Border Patrol To Change Medical Policy After Recent Child Deaths

After a second child died in its custody this week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday night it would review its procedures for how it performs medical checks children. An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy died Christmas morning while in CBP custody at a hospital in Alamogordo, New Mexico, about 90 miles north of the border crossing at El Paso, […]

Russia Tells US Not To Interfere In Saudi Crown Prince MBS Becoming King

Russia is going to bat for Mohammad bin Salman after the young Saudi Crown Prince came under fire for the murder of a Saudi journalist in Turkey. Russia’s deputy foreign minister and Middle East envoy Mikhail Bogdanov warned on Tuesday that the U.S. should not try to influence the line of succession in Saudi Arabia, and […]

The Final Days Of Felipe Alonzo-Gomez, The 8-Year-Old Migrant Who Died In US Custody

  An 8-year-old migrant’s last days were a blur of border patrol stations and hospital visits in a location about 2,000 miles from his family’s home in Guatemala. The boy’s death while in the custody of US Customs and Border Protection comes just weeks after a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died while being held by CBP. He was identified as […]