Day: May 15, 2019

Exclusive: Tanker unloads Iranian fuel oil at China port after near five-month trek – data – Reuters

From Google World News:   SINGAPORE/BEIJING (Reuters) – A tanker carrying Iranian fuel oil in violation of U.S. sanctions has unloaded the cargo into storage tanks near the Chinese city of Zhoushan, according to ship tracking data on Refinitiv Eikon. The discharging of the nearly 130,000 tonnes of Iranian fuel

'Like any other job': Indian sex workers lobby for pensions and healthcare

From The Guardian World:   Women’s rights and gender equality Five million sex workers vow to vote en bloc in national elections in effort to have rights acknowledged Sex Workers in Sonagachi, Kolkata, rally on the eve of International Labour Day to demand employment rights and government benefits. Photograph: Avishek

'Now is the time': the journalists fighting fake news before the EU elections

From The Guardian World:   European parliamentary elections 2019 With warnings of likely Russian meddling, Europe’s debunkers are picking up the pace Thomas Hedin (right) and his team of factcheckers ar TjekDet in Copenhagen. Photograph: The Guardian “Our job is to debunk stories,” says Thomas Hedin from his Copenhagen office

Sens. Cruz, Jones Introduce Bipartisan School Security Enhancement Act

From Security Magazine:   U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) introduced the School Security Enhancement Act, a bill that would allow for Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grants awarded to local communities to be used for evidence-based school safety technology and infrastructure.     The original

Sudan crisis: Talks stall as military demands barricades removed – BBC News

From Google World News:   Talks on moving Sudan towards civilian rule have been suspended for three days by the country’s military leaders, who demand protesters clear roadblocks. In a televised statement, the Transitional Military Council (TMC) said barricades outside a designated zone in Khartoum should be removed. The setback

Guatemala court rejects anti-graft crusader's presidential bid

From Al Jazeera:   The decision was met with disappointment by supporters of Aldana’s Semilla Party [Moises Castillo/AP Photo] Guatemala City, Guatemala – The Guatemalan Constitutional Court has ruled against the presidential candidacy of Thelma Aldana, a former attorney general known for her anti-corruption platform. The court on Wednesday rejected