Month: May 2019

'Bare minimum': Britain decides no palace stay or parliamentary speech for Trump in low-key state visit – Washington Examiner

From Google World News:   Opening his speech to British parliamentarians in 2011, President Barack Obama said, “I have known few greater honors than the opportunity to address the Mother of Parliaments at Westminster Hall.” It is an honor that will not be extended to President Trump next week during

Smoke from Canadian wildfires now covers millions of square miles — and is visible from a million miles away – Discover Magazine

From Google World News:   As of the morning of May 31, 2019, smoke from Canadian wildfires covered millions of square miles of North America. Yesterday, I published a story featuring satellite views of wildfires burning in northern Alberta: Striking satellite imagery reveals multiple wildfires blazing across northern Alberta Since

Deaths of indigenous women 'a Canadian genocide', leaked report says

From BBC World News:   A national public inquiry into possibly thousands of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada has called the deaths a “Canadian genocide”. The report was leaked to Canada’s national broadcaster CBC which published details on Friday. The 1,200-page document reportedly blames the disproportionate violence faced

Protesters set fire to U.S. Embassy in Honduras in second day of demonstrations – Reuters

From Google World News:   A demonstrator throws back tear gas canister fired by riot police during a protest against President Juan Orlando Hernandez government’s plans to privatize healthcare and education, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras May 31, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – Protesters torched the access gate to the U.S.

Border Patrol holding 900 at facility fit for 125 in situation that 'could turn violent' – Washington Examiner

From Google World News:   A government watchdog is warning of a potentially “violent” situation at one Border Patrol station on the U.S.-Mexico border where migrants are held in unsafe conditions. Even so, Homeland Security officials are not planning changes anytime soon. The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector

Trump defies close advisers in deciding to threaten Mexico with disruptive tariffs – The Washington Post

From Google World News:   President Trump, confronted with the latest surge of migration that threatens his tough-on-the-border image, was ready to launch his newest plan — across-the-board tariffs on Mexican goods, likely to wound the healthy economy and trigger protests from parts of his own party.  But during a

Mollie Hemingway: Trump tariff plan needed because Congress won't act – Fox News

From Google World News:   Congress should be handling border security and tariff issues, but inaction on Capitol Hill is forcing President Trump to act, Mollie Hemingway said Friday. Hemingway, senior editor of The Federalist, told “Special Report” the Constitution makes tariffs and border security Congress’ purview but said lawmakers have not taken action.