Stories about Worldwide

Jul 31 2017

Soccer broadcaster Les Murray dies in Australia at age 71

Les Murray will be sadly missed. Friend and former SBS colleague Andy Paschalidis said Murray left a lasting legacy for all football fans. The SBS network, whe...

Jul 31 2017

Trump blasts Senate rules, threatens to end subsidies to health insurance companies

The Republican Party's ongoing efforts to pass legislation to weaken the Affordable Care Act is expected to culminate in the famous Senate process known as vote-a-rama,...

Jul 31 2017

GOP healthcare repeal fails after late-night vote

Trump thinks the senate's filibuster rules, in place for more than four decades, are outdated. Although never particularly liked or respected, it is now clear that they...

Jul 31 2017

Senators Sani, Hunkuyi attacked in Kaduna

According to witnesses, the senators had organized the press conference over alleged manipulation of their party, All Progressives Congress (APC). Mallam Nasir El-Rufai...

Jul 31 2017

Haley tweets North Korea is an global problem, 'done talking'

The Trump administration's frustration has grown exponentially in recent days, since Pyongyang on Friday conducted its second successful test of an intercontinental ...

Jul 31 2017

Putin Orders 755 US Diplomats To Leave Russia

President Trump was initially opposed to the sanctions, but the White House says he is preparing to sign them into law. The Kremlin had previously said it would not i...

Jul 31 2017

Passchendaele 100: William and Kate to join commemorations

King Philippe of Belgium said both countries will honour the soldiers' "immense sacrifice", the BBC reported. It comes after William and Kate joined Mrs May to represen...

Jul 31 2017

Vladimir Putin signs law banning VPN access for Russian internet users

President Vladimir Putin has signed amendments to an existing law that strengthens state control over the internet in a move the Kremlin claims is necessary to stop the...

Jul 31 2017

Trump Will Sign Sanctions Bill With Tougher Russia Penalties

The bill that passed the House and the Senate by overwhelming majority earlier this week also slaps sanctions on Russian Federation and Iran . Close US ally Ger...

Jul 31 2017

Congress Emerges From Another Health Care Failure Without A Clear Path Forward

While I am grateful that the Senate's ill-advised bill did not pass last night, we can not forget that efforts to sabotage the ACA, repeal the protections of the ACA, a...

Jul 31 2017

Trump appears to advocate rough police treatment of suspects

Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Police say the arrests were made during raids at four bars and restaurants in Huntington Station that were targeted for alleged g...

Jul 31 2017

Sales Tax Holiday August 4

Sunday. Walmart told 40/29 News in a statement, "During these holidays, customers pay no sales tax for items such as school supplies, apparel and backpacks". The term s...

Jul 31 2017

John McCain's Obamacare vote praised by Chuck Schumer

We've been spinning our wheels on too many important issues because we keep trying to find a way to win without help from across the aisle. The opportunity to write leg...

Jul 31 2017

July 29: Elephant Hill fire causes evacuation of Clinton

Clinton Mayor Jim Rivett issued the order at 4 p.m. on July 29, saying, "Because of the potential danger to life and health, the Village of Clinton has ordered everyone...

Jul 31 2017

Stephen Colbert rips Donald Trump for Alaska temper tantrum

But it's notable that Zinke, whose department has no direct role in efforts to reform health care, would bring up the issue with a sitting senator. She's also has call...

Jul 31 2017

China official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index is 51.4 for July, below expectations

Numbers higher than 50 indicate improving conditions; below 50 signals deterioration. "Something has to give if they are curtailing credit", said Vishnu Varathan, Mizuh...

Jul 31 2017

President Trump appears to endorse police brutality during speech

He says officers place their hand on prisoners heads as a courtesy while they're getting into squad cars. Trump also said that current laws "totally protect the crimi...

Jul 31 2017

Repeal-And-Replace Effort In Senate Still Dominated By Confusion

President Trump is none too happy with this attitude, and told GOP senators they "look like fools" in this week's Saturday morning tweet storm. "Hello, he only needed...

Jul 31 2017

Trump tells cops they should rough people up more during arrests

But his speech generated controversy, with some law enforcement groups seeking to distance themselves from some of his comments about police interactions with criminal ...

Jul 31 2017

Trump Threatens to End Insurance Payments

That happened in the past, before Obamacare became the law of the land. The mood was tense, if not exactly rousing. The legislation, referred to as a " skinny repeal " ...