Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… Africa to the Libyan coast. heated Twitter exchange with little choice but to attempt the crossing, whether rescue missions were operating or not. launched into ties between the humanitarian Groups and Libyan smugglers. Three months later, Carmelo Zuccaro said in court he had found no evidence proving the hypothesis. While far more measured in his analysis, Humanitarian organizations carrying out search and rescue at sea are saving tens of thousands of people from drowning every year. …


Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… Groups history. To accompany the ad, the trade group erected a website, , which features more of the data demonstrating the importance of foreign automakers in the United States economy. Foreign carmakers now produce of the cars made in the United States up from 1 percent in 1979, according to the AGAs analysis of its members data available on the new site. As a result, those German, Swedish, Japanese and South Korean companies with U.S. production plants directly employ 130,000 workers, the …


Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

June 16, 2017

The news comes a day after President Donald Trump reportedly gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in the country in an effort to combat the spread of insurgent Groups like the Islamic State and the Taliban. There are currently about 8,400 U.S. troops officially stationed in Afghanistan and an additional 2,000 not included in official tallies. The Pentagon refuted the AP report in a statement to Reuters late Thursday, saying no decisions have been made regarding …


Executions in Pakistan: Is ISIS targeting China?

June 15, 2017

(CNN)The deaths of two Chinese nationals in Pakistan suggest that as Beijing’s strategic and economic footprint grows so too will the threats posed to Chinese interests. While China has often asserted that it is opposed to the terrorism perpetrated by Groups such as al Qaeda or ISIS, such a position has not prompted it to join international efforts to combat them in Afghanistan or the Middle East. Is ISIS targeting China? Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham’s (ISIS) …


Kentucky Gov Says Louisville Can Pray Away Its Crime

June 2, 2017

Bevin suggested at a community meeting that volunteer Groups of between three and 10 people wouldadopt specific blocks and walk around them while praying, according to WHAS, the Louisville ABC station. Bevin said participants would make year-long commitments, and even suggested specific zip codes for the roving bands of prayer police to patrol. Prayer is powerful, and a people united in prayer will make a difference in their communities, he wrote in another tweet. I believe in prayer. Im …


Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

… — a number that rose after Texas defunded Planned Parenthood and poor women found it more challenging to access contraception and legal abortion. This bizarre definition of “pro-life” extends overseas, too. In what is largely seen as a gift to his anti-abortion base, Trump expanded the Gag Rule, and this week his State Department broadened the order, which strips US funds from any organization abroad that so much as mentions abortion as an option for women — even Groups …

May 20, 2017

Scientists May Be Vastly Underestimating The Extinction Risk Facing Some Species

… endemic birds than was ever imagined, he said. Adesh Shivkar The discrepancies between IUCNs findings and those of his team can be explained by the different data sets used by the two Groups, explained Melnick. A majority of these range maps are essentially boundaries or polygons that are drawn over a map based on the opinions of a handful of experts.For this reason, they often include areas of unsuitable habitat, he said. Our methods limit the range of a species to those areas where they …

May 15, 2017