Tuesday, Jun 19th

Last update12:46:37 AM GMT

You are here::

Around The World

Bahrain court denies appeal by activist Nabeel Rajab

E-mail Print PDF
Dubai, June 5 (AP) - A Bahrain appeals court on Tuesday upheld a five-year prison sentence for human rights activist Nabeel Rajab amid the island kingdom's clampdown on all dissent, a verdict that has been widely criti-cized internationally.
Rajab did not attend the hearing before the Bahrain High Criminal Court of Appeal over his case involving tweets that criticized the Saudi-led war in Yemen and alleged abuses in Bahraini prisons.
He is already serving a two-year prison sentence for...
Read more...

Energy chief defends Trump directive on coal, nuclear plants

E-mail Print PDF
Washington, Jun 5 (AP) - Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday defended President Donald Trump's call to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants, saying a rash of plant retirements is "alarming" and pos-es a looming crisis for the nation's power grid.
Experts disagree and say Trump...
Read more...

US renews call for OAS to suspend Venezuela

E-mail Print PDF
Washington, Jun 5 (AP) - The Trump administration renewed its call Monday for the Organization of Ameri-can States to suspend Venezuela and for other members to step up pressure on the country's government to re-store constitutional order.
"Tomorrow, during the General Assembly we will have the...
Read more...

Guatemala volcano death toll up to 65, expected to rise

E-mail Print PDF
El Rodeo, Jun 5 (AP) - Rescuers pulled survivors and bodies from the charred aftermath of the powerful erup-tion of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, as the death toll rose to 65 on Monday and was expected to go higher from a disaster that caught residents of remote mountain hamlets off guard, with...
Read more...

US senator refused entry to facility holding migrants’ kids

E-mail Print PDF
Dhaka, Jun 5 (AP) -A U.S. senator said Monday he tried to enter a federal facility in Texas where immigrant children are being held, but police were called and he was told to leave.
The attempt late Sunday by Sen Jeff Merkley of Oregon came amid a national debate over the practice of sepa-rating...
Read more...

Page 6 of 204