REGIONBUSINESSLIFE.COM: Top News and Analysis 2019-08-13, 23:52

In new migrant standoff, Italy's Salvini blocks two NGO boats

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday he was working to prevent two rescue ships operated by French and Spanish charities from bringing more than 500 migrants to Italy in the latest...

In new migrant standoff, Italy's Salvini blocks two NGO boats

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| Italy's Salvini faces two-boat migrant rescue standoff A fresh standoff brewed Saturday between charity rescue vessels and Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini after two boats carrying shipwrecked migrants arrived off the coast of Lampedusa seeking a safe port....
2019-07-07, 17:39

Salvini’s Standoff at Sea Highlights Italy’s War on Rescue Ships The interior minister, who may bring down the government and force new elections, finds another opportunity to score political points over migration....
2019-08-17, 14:00

Italy to fine migrant rescue boats without OK to enter ports ROME (AP) — Italy’s populist government has approved stiff fines for migrant rescue boats that defy orders to stay out of Italian waters. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Tuesday after a Cabinet meeting that a new decree allows fines of up to 50,000 euros ($57,000) when charity boats carr...
2019-06-11, 21:00

Italy seeks fresh migrant clampdown as more boats arrive Italy's government plans to throw more resources into its fight against boat migrants, an official said on Tuesday, as the number of new arrivals gathers speed, putting pressure on Interior Minister Matteo Salvini....
2019-07-10, 11:13

Italy's Salvini allows unaccompanied minors off migrant ship After more than two weeks, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has allowed 27 minors to disembark a migrant rescue vessel. Others on board have not been authorized to leave the boat....
2019-08-18, 05:52

Italy’s Salvini agrees to let 27 minors off migrant ship Italy’s hard-line interior minister has buckled under pressure and agreed to let 27 unaccompanied minors leave a migrant ship after two weeks at sea, temporarily easing a political standoff that has threatened the viability of the populist government...
2019-08-17, 23:26

Italy’s Salvini caves on minors aboard migrant ship Italy’s hard-line interior minister appeared to buckle under pressure to ease the standoff over a migrant rescue ship with 134 people aboard, saying he would allow minors to disembark after being at sea for two weeks...
2019-08-17, 15:52

Richard Gere and Matteo Salvini clash over migrant crisis Row follows US actor urging Italian government to ‘stop demonising asylum seekers’Italy’s far-right deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has clashed with Richard Gere over the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, suggesting the Hollywood star should house himself those stranded on rescue ships after...
2019-08-11, 17:52

German rescue captain to sue Italy's Salvini over migrant comments The German captain of a migrant rescue ship will sue Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for defamation, her lawyer said on Friday, intensifying the battle of wills between the charity worker and the far-right leader....
2019-07-05, 18:39

Second migrant rescue boat defies Salvini and docks in Italy Mediterranea’s Italian-flagged Alex arrives in Lampedusa with 41 shipwrecked migrantsA charity rescue vessel brought 41 shipwrecked migrants into port in Lampedusa on Saturday, the second boat to defy far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini’s bid to close Italian ports to them.Mediterranea’s Ital...
2019-07-06, 23:26

Migrant rescue ship heads towards Italian port in defiance of Salvini The migrant rescue ship Alan Kurdi is making its way towards the Italian port of Lampedusa despite a warning from the country's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini that it is closed, the NGO Sea-Eye says....
2019-07-06, 21:52

Italy’s Salvini calls for ‘tough response’ to UN after it criticizes migrant policy Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini is calling for a “tough response” to the United Nations, and hinting that Italy may reassess its contributions after the body after it criticized Italy’s policies toward migrants from Africa....
2019-05-30, 04:52

Italy's Matteo Salvini shuts what was Europe's biggest migrant center The Italian interior minister toured the Sicilian center with politicians and reporters, calling it a haven for drugs, prostitution and violence. Salvini has said he wants to deploy military ships to keep migrants away....
2019-07-09, 21:13

Italian court allows migrant ship to dock. But Salvini says he will 'deny the landing.' An Italian court ruled Wednesday that a ship carrying 147 rescued migrants should be allowed to dock in Italy -- in defiance of a ban by Italy's far right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini....
2019-08-15, 06:26

Italy's Salvini labeled 'dangerous' and 'racist' by migrant ship captain Carole Rackete says she is concerned about the rhetoric used by Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini over the migrant rescue crisis. The German captain was arrested after forcing her ship into an Italian port....
2019-07-06, 20:26

27 unaccompanied minors will be allowed to get off a migrant ship in Italy after far-right Salvini loosens his ban The 27 unaccompanied minors on board the Open Arms, a humanitarian ship carrying 147 rescued migrants, will be allowed to disembark in Italy, after a bitter standoff between Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini....
2019-08-18, 06:13

Activists block ICE headquarters in standoff to protest immigration policy, migrant detention Federal authorities arrested at least 11 Jewish activists and immigration rights activists who blocked entrances and exits to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters in Washington Tuesday....
2019-07-17, 04:39

Italian authorities arrest captain of migrant rescue ship ending standoff Italian authorities arrested the captain of a migrant rescue vessel Saturday morning after it docked into a port off the Lampedusa island, ending a more than a two-week standoff....
2019-06-29, 20:52

Rome court says migrant ship can enter Italy's waters, overriding Salvini An administrative court in Rome ruled on Wednesday that a Spanish rescue ship carrying around 150 migrants should be allowed to enter Italian territorial waters in defiance of a ban imposed by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini....
2019-08-14, 20:39

Carola Rackete: Nearly £1m raised to help migrant rescue ship captain arrested after police standoff More than £889,000 ( €1million) has been raised to help the captain of a migrant rescue ship who was arrested after a two-week standoff with Italian officials....
2019-07-01, 16:26

Border police respond to 'record' number of migrant boats arriving off Kent and Sussex coasts The UK Border Force has said it is responding to a "record" number of incidents following reports of boats carrying migrants arriving off the Kent coast....
2019-06-01, 16:52

Migrant ship captain arrested after entering Italian port, ending weeks-long standoff Italian police have arrested the captain of a rescue ship carrying dozens of migrants rescued near Libya, after a weeks-long standoff between the vessel and authorities came to a climax off the island of Lampedusa....
2019-06-29, 12:52

Autonomous boats can target and latch onto each other The city of Amsterdam envisions a future where fleets of autonomous boats cruise its many canals to transport goods and people, collect trash, or self-assemble into floating stages and bridges. To further that vision, MIT researchers have given new capabilities to their fleet of robotic boats — whic...
2019-06-05, 06:13

Mediterranean will be 'sea of blood' without rescue boats, UN warns Refugee agency says risk of people dying attempting crossing is at its highestThe risk of migrants and refugees becoming shipwrecked in the Mediterranean and dying at sea is the highest it has ever been due to a lack of NGO rescue ships and the conflict in Libya hastening departures at an alarming r...
2019-06-09, 18:00

25 Dead After Three Boats Sink Off Philippines Coast The death toll from three boats sinking surged to 25 as rescuers retrieved more bodies from the sea off the central Philippines, officials said Sunday....
2019-08-04, 12:39

Malta rescues 216 migrants from 2 boats in Mediterranean Sea VALLETTA, Malta — Maltese authorities say they have rescued 216 migrants aboard two dinghies in distress in the Mediterranean Sea near Malta. The migrants were rescued Friday night by the Armed Forces of Malta and are being taken to Malta where they will be examined by doctors and given the chance t...
2019-05-25, 21:26

UK eco-activists banned from using boats in street protests Climate-change activists Extinction Rebellion have been banned from using their trademark boats in the last of a series of Summer protests on Friday....
2019-07-19, 18:39

U.S. Officials Say Iran Has Removed Missile Threat From Some Boats Missiles have been unloaded from at least two small boats in Iranian waters, a move that American officials said could help defuse a brewing confrontation....
2019-05-21, 14:38

U.S. Spent Two Weeks on Edge Over Iran's Missile Boats For two weeks in May, the U.S. military shadowed two Iranian commercial boats sailing around the Persian Gulf as policy makers in Washington and Tehran traded threats and taunts. Here is how it played out day by day....
2019-06-06, 17:00

Police boats move in on Greenpeace North Sea oil rig protest Third climate activist charged with disorderly conduct as occupation enters fifth dayAnother Greenpeace activist who boarded a North Sea oil rig off Inverness has appeared in court charged with disorderly conduct, following appearances by two protesters who were ordered to leave Scotland.Police mean...
2019-06-13, 20:00

Iranian boats reportedly tried to seize British oil tanker Tensions between the UK and Iran escalated in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday when five Iranian ships apparently attempted to seize a British oil tanker. The UK-flagged tanker British Heritage was crossing into the Strait of Hormuz when it was approached by the fleet of Iranian Islamic Revolutionary G...
2019-07-11, 11:26

Cannonball! Yelich pelts boats in Derby practice Christian Yelich put on a show in a practice session for the Home Run Derby on Friday afternoon, with balls raining down on boats in the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh....
2019-07-06, 06:39

Man missing after boats collide on eastern Missouri river OLD MONROE, Mo. (AP) — Search crews are looking for an eastern Missouri man after two boats collided on a river in eastern Missouri. The accident happened around 7 p.m. Monday on the Cuivre River near Old Monroe, about 40 miles north of St. Louis. The search was suspended around 1 a.m. Tuesday but w...
2019-05-28, 16:39

Iranian Boats Tried to Block British Tanker in Persian Gulf, U.K. Says The Iranian vessels only turned away after receiving warnings from a British Navy ship accompanying a commercial tanker, the government said in a statement....
2019-07-11, 15:00

3 Iranian Boats Tried to Block British Tanker in Persian Gulf, U.K. Says The Iranian vessels only turned away after receiving “verbal warnings” from a British Navy vessel accompanying a commercial vessel, the government said in a statement....
2019-07-11, 10:00

Iranian boats 'harass' British tanker in the Gulf: U.S. officials Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British warship warned them, U.S. officials said....
2019-07-11, 03:26

British oil tanker in the Gulf ‘harassed’ by Iranian boats: U.S. officials The incident occurred almost a week after British Royal Marines boarded an Iranian tanker, Grace 1, off Gibraltar and seized it on suspicion that it was breaking sanctions by taking oil to Syria....
2019-07-11, 06:52

Japan pushes 300 North Korean boats out of fishing grounds The Japanese coast guard says its patrol boats have been pushing back hundreds of North Korean boats trying to poach in fishing grounds rich with squid off Japan's northern coast....
2019-06-18, 11:13

LGBT pride parade in Amsterdam features boats as floats Tens of thousands of spectators are lining one of Amsterdam’s main canals to watch a flotilla of decorated boats make their way through the historic waterway as part of the Dutch capital’s nine-day pride festival...
2019-08-03, 18:01

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for courgette and lamb boats | The simple fix This dish will get the kids slicing, stirring and seasoning to their hearts’ contentWhen it comes to developing children’s palates, I have come to a few conclusions. The more you involve them in the cooking and seasoning of food, whether that’s a squeeze of lime or a sprinkling of herbs, the more in...
2019-05-27, 19:26

Iranian boats 'attempted to impede' British oil tanker in strait of Hormuz UK government spokesman says three Iranian boats were warned off by HMS Montrose, but Tehran denies involvementThree Iranian boats have “attempted to impede” a British oil tanker in the Gulf, further deepening tensions in the vital shipping channel off Iran.The incident took place in the strait of H...
2019-07-11, 11:26

Iranian Boats "Harass" British Tanker Days After UK Seized Their Ship Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British......
2019-07-11, 08:00

‘€1 million’ fines for rescue boats prompts UN concern for future sea operations A move by Italian lawmakers to impose fines of up to €1 million on vessels and organizations carrying out search and rescue operations off the country’s coastline, sparked a new warning on Tuesday from the UN that the measure risks deterring future lifesaving efforts in the Mediterranean....
2019-08-06, 19:13

Iran's Fast Boats and Mines Bring Guerrilla Tactics to Persian Gulf The U.S. conclusion that Iran was behind recent strikes on oil tankers has reignited concern about Iran’s ability to wage guerrilla warfare in one of the world’s most vital waterways....
2019-05-30, 17:39

Iran fast-boats preventing towing of damaged Altair tanker: source Iranian military fast-boats in the Gulf of Oman are preventing two privately owned tug boats from towing away an oil tanker damaged in attacks on Thursday, a U.S. official said on Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity....
2019-06-14, 21:13

Iranian boats fail to seize British tanker; U.S. threatens sanctions over enriching uranium Hours after Iran warned Britain there would be consequences for seizing one of its oil tankers on route to Syria, five Iranian military gunboats unsuccessfully attempted to detain a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf...
2019-07-11, 11:13

Japan resumes commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years as boats leave ports for hunts TOKYO (AP) — Japan resumes commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years as boats leave ports for hunts. The post Japan resumes commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years as boats leave ports for hunts appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-07-01, 04:26

Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats tried to seize British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz, senior US defense official says Five Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gunboats tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Wednesday but backed off after a British warship approached, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News....
2019-07-11, 19:00

Iranian IRGC boats tried, failed to seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf, senior US defense official says Five Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gunboats tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday but backed off after a British warship approached, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News....
2019-07-11, 05:52

Swimming pools, RVs, farms and boats: Peer-to-peer rentals take cues from Airbnb There are now peer-to-peer rental companies that let you rent out private pools, jets, boats and outdoor recreation in an Airbnb-fashion.        ...
2019-06-05, 17:52

What Salvini and Le Pen Get Wrong About Europe Brussels isn’t totally in thrall to elite interests. Its initiatives on corporate tax avoidance, tech regulation, and climate change all have the popular touch....
2019-05-21, 15:52

Philadelphia police in standoff with gunman Several Philadelphia police officers have been injured in an active shooter situation, Sgt. Eric Gripp tweeted Wednesday afternoon.        ...
2019-08-15, 06:00

Lebanon lawmaker in violent standoff with ex-son-in-law A leaked police report says a Lebanese lawmaker from the Hezbollah group and a dozen gunmen attempted to storm a police station following a family dispute involving a high-speed car chase...
2019-07-14, 20:00

Spider-Man is out of the MCU thanks to Sony/Disney standoff Enlarge / "Mr. Feige, I don't feel so good." Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will not be producing the next two Spider-Man films with Sony Pictures. (credit: Aurich Lawson / Marvel / Getty) Deadline Hollywood reports that future blockbuster films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will likely b...
2019-08-21, 01:13

Salvini wants Italy to be 'first' US ally in Europe Italy's populist deputy leader was keen to highlight his "shared vision" with President Trump during a visit to Washington. Salvini met Vice President Pence during the unusally high-level trip for an interior minister....
2019-06-18, 07:00

Standoff under way with gunman near burning LA-area home SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have a surrounded a burning Los Angeles-area home where a gunman earlier fired at police. Nobody has been hurt but the hours-long standoff continues in San Gabriel. Nearby Interstate 10 freeway has been shut down, jamming traffic for miles. KABC-TV says the sit...
2019-06-07, 05:52

Iran-UK tanker standoff: What is the next step for Britain? After Iran seized a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the UK is looking for a diplomatic way forward. But if Tehran refuses to negotiate, London will have to consider taking a harder line....
2019-07-23, 17:26

At least 6 police officers shot in Philadelphia standoff At least six Philadelphia police officers were shot during a wild standoff in the city’s North Side Wednesday, according to various reports. Police told 6ABC News that at least five of the officers were rushed to Temple University Hospital. It is not known if their injuries are life-threatenin...
2019-08-15, 01:13

BMW's new $1B factory caught in Trump's Mexican standoff President Trump’s vow to impose a 5 percent tariff on Mexican goods comes just in time to hit exports from a $1 billion BMW Group factory that opens in the country next week....
2019-05-31, 16:52

At least 3 police officers shot in Philadelphia standoff At least three Philadelphia police officers were shot during a wild standoff in the city’s North Side Wednesday, according to various reports. Dozens of police officers swarmed the residential neighborhood around 4:30 p.m. and closed off surrounding streets, with video from news choppers showi...
2019-08-14, 23:52

Man accused of standoff, trooper’s shooting indicted MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A man accused of shooting a Texas state trooper while fleeing a suburban Dallas traffic stop has been indicted on multiple counts that could, if he’s convicted, send him to prison for life. A Collin County grand jury returned a seven-count indictment Tuesday against 42-y...
2019-05-31, 03:39

Suspect in Philadelphia police standoff taken into custody Police said they took into custody early on Thursday the suspect in a seven-hour shooting standoff in a north Philadelphia home that left six officers wounded after a barrage of bullets....
2019-08-15, 08:13

Italy's Salvini says government is finished, wants elections The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, declared the governing coalition to be unworkable on Thursday after months of internal bickering and said the only way forward was to hold fresh elections....
2019-08-08, 22:39

Italy's Salvini says will submit no-confidence vote The Italian far-right League party of Matteo Salvini says it will submit a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. The party hopes to force the collapse of the coalition government and snap elections....
2019-08-09, 19:52

Italy’s Salvini warns of government crisis ROME (AP) — Italy’s deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini is warning that a government crisis will be unavoidable if his League party cannot start working constructively with the 5-Star Movement, its coalition partner, within 15 days. Premier Giuseppe Conte threatened to quit Monday over disagr...
2019-06-04, 17:52

Salvini proclaims Italy to be Washington's best EU ally Italy is the United States' most reliable ally in Europe, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday, keen to present himself as a strong, trustworthy statesman during a flying visit to Washington....
2019-06-18, 04:13

Italy’s Salvini pushes for a new election over deadlocks Italy faced a government crisis as Interior Minister Matteo Salvini of the right-wing League party called for a new election, saying his party’s coalition with the populist 5-Star Movement had clearly collapsed over policy differences...
2019-08-08, 22:39

Italian PM resigns with attack on 'opportunist' Salvini Giuseppe Conte tells Italian Senate that far-right leader has triggered political crisis to serve his own interestsItaly and Salvini face uncertainty after PM’s resignationGiuseppe Conte has resigned as Italy’s prime minister after blasting Matteo Salvini, the leader of the far-right League, as an “...
2019-08-20, 22:00

Italy not thinking about leaving euro - Salvini The leader of Italy's League Matteo Salvini, who this week pulled the plug on his own governing coalition and called for a snap election, said on Saturday leaving the euro was not an option on the table....
2019-08-10, 21:00

Salvini says he wants pre-Maastricht EU rules, ahead of far-right rally Italy's hardline Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has told CNN that European Union rules are creating "full-on unemployment" and he wants to go back to pre-Maastricht Treaty rules....
2019-05-21, 17:39

First cracks appear in Matteo Salvini's charge to be Italy's PM Former coalition partner M5S and opposition could unite to scupper far-right leader’s plansThis time last week the Italian far-right leader, Matteo Salvini, seemed invincible. His League party had managed to push the latest version of its draconian anti-immigration bill through parliament after winn...
2019-08-14, 23:26

Macron vs. Salvini: Two leaders face off over EU’s future France’s pro-EU president and the leader of Italy’s euroskeptic, far-right movement are jockeying for the role of chief powerbroker on the continent after elections to the European Parliament hollowed out the traditional political middle...
2019-05-27, 18:39

Italy's Salvini slams Sea-Watch incident as 'an act of war' The crew of the Sea-Watch rescue ship committed "an act of war" by ramming a police boat to enter port, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said. German captain Carola Rackete reportedly apologized to the police....
2019-06-29, 21:13

European victory gives Salvini more leverage in Italy Italy’s hard-line Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s League party saw a surge in support that bolsters his role as the flagbearer of nationalist forces in Europe and gives him more leverage at home...
2019-05-27, 11:00

The Latest: Salvini says populists will control 150 EU seats The leader of Italy’s right-wing League Party, Matteo Salvini, calculates that populist and nationalist parties will control at least 150 seats in the new European Parliament...
2019-05-27, 06:01

Italy's Salvini says nothing should change in government after EU vote Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday nothing should change in the coalition government after his League party overtook its partner, the 5-Star Movement, in the European parliamentary election....
2019-05-27, 06:00

Italy's Salvini says elections still possible after summer break Italy still has time to dissolve parliament and go to elections after the summer break, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini told daily Il Corriere della Sera....
2019-07-18, 08:00

Philadelphia: at least six officers injured in ongoing standoff, officials say Two other officers who had been trapped inside the house have been safely evacuated, police sayMultiple police officers have been wounded in Philadelphia after a gunman opened fire during a tense standoff that continued late into the evening.At least one gunman opened fire on police Wednesday as the...
2019-08-15, 05:26

Bus hijacking standoff ends after police shoot suspect Police have shot an armed man who was holding an undetermined number of passengers hostage on a bus hijacked on a bridge in Rio de Janeiro ending the standoff....
2019-08-20, 17:52

The Redskins are still refusing to budge in Trent Williams standoff Teammate Adrian Peterson says he doesn't know if Williams will eventually return, adding: “When you're missing the best player on the team, you're going to feel the effect of that.”...
2019-08-14, 00:39

The Latest: Captain awaits end of Italy standoff on migrants MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migrants and asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The captain of a humanitarian rescue ship says Italian law enforcement officials said a resolution is near for 42 migrants she and her crew rescued at sea and who Italy’s populist government has so fa...
2019-06-27, 20:26

World "Praises" Iran Over US Standoff: Hassan Rouhani President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday the world "praises" Iran over its standoff with Washington, and that the US had broken promises by abandoning a landmark nuclear deal that Tehran had continued......
2019-06-18, 15:00

Iranian oil tanker in standoff between UK and Iran leaves Gibraltar An Iranian oil supertanker that was seized by the UK, a move that came amid escalating tension between Tehran and the West, was released Sunday and was moving away from Gibraltar, according to local media and maritime tracking site....
2019-08-19, 05:39

Report: Raiders WR Brown sitting in helmet standoff Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown could be sitting for almost any reason from head to toe, apparently. And if not allowed to use the helmet of his choice, Brown reportedly told the Raiders he won't be coming back....
2019-08-10, 03:13

Italian political standoff keeps rescued migrants stranded at sea A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, waited off the coast of Italy on Friday as a battle between former political allies in Rome stopped it docking at the southern island of Lampedusa....
2019-08-16, 13:13

Lost without CBS? There are ways to watch despite AT&T-CBS standoff on DirecTV, U-verse Millions are still without CBS after AT&T dropped it from DirecTV, DirecTV Now and U-verse. But there's still ways to watch during the carriage tiff.       ...
2019-07-23, 05:00

Nicaragua opposition says open to resuming talks on standoff Nicaragua’s political opposition says it is willing to resume dialogue with President Daniel Ortega’s government over resolving the country’s political standoff...
2019-07-06, 01:26

Iran gets diplomatic win against US in standoff over IRGC-linked oil tanker An Iranian tanker has been cleared for release by authorities in a British territory, despite U.S. warnings that the vessel has been used to support terrorism and Syrian dictator Bashar Assad....
2019-08-18, 00:39

End of prison hostage standoff in France, 2 guards freed PARIS (AP) — The French justice ministry says two guards have been freed after a hostage-taking by an inmate armed with a hand-made weapon at a top security French prison in Normandy. The inmate surrendered overnight to special intervention forces called to the scene at Conde-Sur-Sarthe Penitentiary...
2019-06-12, 10:13

Migrants exit rescue ship in Italy after 19-day standoff More than 80 people were being evacuated from a migrant rescue ship on Tuesday, capping a drama that saw 15 passengers jump into the sea to escape deteriorating conditions aboard and spurred Spain to dispatch a naval ship...
2019-08-21, 02:26

Italy and EU end latest standoff on African asylum seekers The European Union ended a standoff with Italy over African immigration on Wednesday, agreeing to take 116 asylum-seekers rescued at sea last week but denied permission to go ashore by the country's right-wing interior minister....
2019-07-31, 19:13

Italy's Salvini yet to indicate plans for government's future: source The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Matteo Salvini, has yet to inform his coalition partner or the nation's president of his plans for the future of the government, a source said on Thursday, amid speculation that the coalition could fall apart....
2019-08-08, 15:26

Italy court cracks down on cannabis shops in win for Salvini Italy's Supreme court on Thursday banned the sale of many widely sold cannabis derivatives, in a win for Deputy Prime Minister and far-right League leader Matteo Salvini who had declared war on the so-called "legal-weed" shops....
2019-05-30, 21:13

Italy's Prime Minister attacks Salvini and says he'll resign Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will resign on Tuesday, effectively averting a no-confidence vote tabled by the far-right League party's leader Matteo Salvini....
2019-08-20, 21:13

Salvini has been 'following' Trump's immigration policies, but he will not separate children Italy's Matteo Salvini tells Christiane Amanpour that he has been "following closely" the US "approach against illegal migration" but added that separating children from their parents is where he would draw the line....
2019-06-14, 23:26

Italy's Prime Minister attacks Salvini and resigns Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned on Tuesday, effectively averting a no-confidence vote tabled by the far-right League party's leader Matteo Salvini....
2019-08-21, 02:52

Italy's Salvini says budget deficit must not fall in 2020 Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday that Italy must not reduce its budget deficit next year as a proportion of gross domestic product, in order to allow space to cut taxes and stimulate the economy....
2019-08-06, 20:13

Link between Italy's Salvini and Hungary's Orban downplayed A top aide to Hungary's prime minister says he sees only a "slight possibility" that Viktor Orban's Fidesz Party will link up with Italy's Matteo Salvini in a coalition in the European Parliament....
2019-05-30, 19:26

The Latest: Italy’s Salvini is a big winner in European vote BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on European elections (all times local): 8:10 a.m. The League party of Italy’s hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, was one of the biggest winners in the European elections, with soaring support that bolsters his role as the flagbearer of the nationalist and ...
2019-05-27, 08:39

Link between Italy’s Salvini and Hungary’s Orban downplayed BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A top aide to Hungary’s prime minister says he sees only a “slight possibility” that Viktor Orban’s Fidesz Party will link up with Italy’s Matteo Salvini in a coalition in the European Parliament. Gergely Gulyas, Orban’s chief of staff, sa...
2019-05-30, 17:52

Italy's far-right Salvini moves to round up Roma, Sinti Interior Minister Salvini has asked regional officials to draw up maps of "illegal settlements." Non-Italians are to be sent back to their countries of origin....
2019-07-16, 19:13

Salvini vows to unite EU populists, lacks willing partners MILAN (AP) — Italy’s victorious right-wing leader, Matteo Salvini, says the European elections have created “a new geography” of anti-elite sentiment in the EU. But it is far from certain that he will be able to forge a bloc from parties who are united around a strict euroskeptic, ...
2019-05-28, 13:26

Italian PM to resign, denounces Salvini for sinking government Italy's prime minister announced his resignation on Tuesday as he made a blistering attack on his own interior minister, Matteo Salvini, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for personal and political gain....
2019-08-20, 21:13

Italy's 5-Star says Salvini no longer a credible partner Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said on Sunday that Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League, was no longer a credible partner, apparently closing the door on any possibility of resurrecting the ruling coalition....
2019-08-18, 19:39

Salvini wants to lead Italy. He may be about to get the chance | Maurizio Molinari A dangerous new phase in Italy’s populist drama is beginning, with the nationalist League set on devouring its coalition partnerWe are witnessing the beginning of act two in the drama of Italian populism, and it is a showdown between the protagonists who made phase one happen. Since the election of ...
2019-08-19, 06:52

Italy: Salvini and Di Maio deny government crisis Both of Italy's populist deputy prime ministers have rejected claims that their coalition is on the brink of collapse. Luigi di Maio nevertheless called for immediate talks to address the coalition's obvious differences....
2019-07-19, 13:26

Italy's Salvini says wants government to continue, but new reforms needed Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday he had no intention of bringing down the Italian government, but wanted to see the cabinet act with greater urgency and push through much-needed reforms....
2019-06-04, 10:39

Italy's Salvini says government will not collapse after EU vote: paper Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday that the government will not collapse after European parliament elections on May 26, seeking to quell fears of an imminent political crisis....
2019-05-22, 08:39

Salvini vows to unite EU populists yet lacks partners Italy’s victorious right-wing populist leader, Matteo Salvini, says the European elections have created “a new geography” of anti-elite sentiment in the EU, but he is struggling to form a bloc...
2019-05-28, 14:52

Italy's Salvini says coalition government won't change after EU election Matteo Salvini, Italy's deputy prime minister, denied he will look to change a coalition agreement in Rome if his Lega party performs well at this weekend's EU elections....
2019-05-22, 01:13

Man and woman dead after standoff sparked by dispute over fireworks noise _____ A Michigan man and woman are dead following a long standoff with police sparked by a dispute between neighbors over noise from Fourth of July fireworks, according to authorities. The man had barricaded himself in his home after shooting into a crowd, injuring a 12-year-old girl and a woman in ...
2019-07-06, 23:13

House panel, Justice Dept end standoff over Mueller documents The House Intelligence Committee pulled back on Wednesday from threats to enforce a subpoena against Attorney General William Barr after the Justice Department agreed to turn over materials relating to an investigation into Russian election interference....
2019-05-22, 18:13

China's retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods take effect amid standoff An increase in Chinese tariffs on most U.S. imports on a $60 billion target list took effect as planned on Saturday, with Beijing retaliating against Washington's escalation in the trade war between the world's two largest economies....
2019-06-01, 00:00

Iranian tanker caught in a standoff with the West heads to Greece The Grace 1, renamed the Adrian Darya 1, left anchorage off Gibraltar around 2100 GMT. Refinitiv ship tracking data showed early on Monday that the vessel was heading to Kalamata in Greece....
2019-08-19, 10:26

Zimbabwe opposition says avoided bloodshed in standoff with 'fascist' government Zimbabwe's main opposition leader said his party backed down from a planned anti-government protest on Friday to avoid bloodshed and signaled the MDC would change tactics in confronting what it called a "fascist" government....
2019-08-16, 18:00

Former boxing world champ arrested after armed standoff with police Former Olympic boxing gold medalist and world championship boxer Meldrick Taylor was arrested Monday after an armed standoff with Philidelphia police. ...
2019-06-05, 03:52

Pakistan reopens airspace for civil aviation after India standoff Pakistan's airspace has been reopened to civil aviation with immediate effect, its aviation authority said on Tuesday, following months of restrictions imposed in the wake of a standoff with neighboring India earlier this year....
2019-07-16, 08:00

U.S.-China Trade Standoff May Be Initial Skirmish in Broader Economic War The United States is wary of China’s growing role in the global economy and its tactics for getting ahead. China sees some of the demands as infringing on its sovereignty....
2019-05-21, 15:26

Prosecutor offered Philadelphia gunman fake sentencing during standoff Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner negotiated a “phony baloney” sentence with the gunman in the harrowing 7 1/2-hour standoff that ended with six cops shot. Krasner jumped on the phone with suspect Maurice Hill while he was holding three people hostage Wednesday night, The Phil...
2019-08-18, 03:52

BMW opens first Mexico plant as Trump tariff standoff builds BMW spent about $1 billion on the plant in north-central Mexico. It’s one of three -- the other two are in Germany and China -- that will produce the next-generation 3-series sedan for sale in the U.S. and other markets....
2019-06-06, 23:13

The EU may be overplaying its hand in Swiss stock exchange standoff, experts say Switzerland looks likely to have outmaneuvered the European Union, after the latter ended its recognized stock exchange equivalence with the country....
2019-07-10, 12:00

Standoff escalates between Trump administration, Turkey over deal with Russia The Trump administration is locked in an escalating standoff with Turkey over its plans to purchase an air defense system from Russia, with a deadline fast-approaching for Ankara to back down or lose out on U.S.-made F-35s – and possibly more....
2019-06-17, 23:39

Mob attacks Belfast riot police in standoff over republican bonfire Three officers injured as police are forced to retreat from pyre to mark 1971 mass internmentYouths in north Belfast have attacked riot police in a standoff over an unauthorised republican bonfire.The officers withdrew in their Land Rovers from the New Lodge area on Thursday afternoon after coming u...
2019-08-09, 06:26

Lexington Police In Standoff After Shots Fired On South Side LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police in Lexington were working Sunday morning to resolve a standoff after shots were fired on the city’s south side. Authorities said the incident began after reports of shots being fired near Spangler Drive. Just after 4 a.m., Lexington police responded to th...
2019-05-26, 15:39

TPD identifies domestic violence suspect arrested in 21-hour standoff TUCSON – The man arrested in connection to Monday’s 21-hour police standoff at a southeast side residence was identified by Tucson Police Department Wednesday morning. At around 9 p.m. Monday, TPD responded to a home near Pantano and Stella roads in reference to a domestic violence incid...
2019-06-27, 19:52

Iranian oil tanker at center of a standoff between the UK and Iran leaves Gibraltar An Iranian oil supertanker that was seized by the UK, a move that came amid escalating tension between Tehran and the West, was released Sunday and was moving away from Gibraltar, according to local media and maritime tracking site....
2019-08-19, 03:39

Twitter unlocks Mitch McConnell campaign account after two-day standoff Twitter has unlocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign account two days after it was penalized for posting a video of activists making threats against the Kentucky Republican at his home....
2019-08-10, 05:52

Melvin Gordon is the latest NFL running back in a standoff with his team. He won’t be the last. Gordon wants a new contract or a trade from the Los Angeles Chargers. Other young star runners could follow suit, and Cowboys and Saints fans are among those who should take notice....
2019-07-11, 22:00

Man suspected of shooting two Missouri law enforcement officers surrenders after standoff The man who authorities think shot a state trooper and a sheriff's deputy Friday morning surrendered after a long standoff at a home in rural Missouri, the highway patrol said....
2019-08-17, 11:00

No beach bum: Salvini's populist seaside gambit stymies critics Italians take their August beach holidays very seriously and politicians traditionally avoid disturbing them for fear of losing votes. But Matteo Salvini has little time for tradition and nowhere is taboo for his high-octane, non-stop campaigning....
2019-08-10, 01:39

Italy's Salvini says he will meet coalition partner Di Maio: statement Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he would see coalition partner and leader of the 5-Star Movement Luigi Di Maio amid speculation that the government might collapse....
2019-07-19, 13:00

| In Washington, Salvini stresses Italy's closeness to Trump administration Matteo Salvini, the far-right Italian deputy prime minister, has met with top US officials in Washington and spoke of his "closeness" to President Donald Trump's administration....
2019-06-18, 12:52

Italy's Di Maio calls for meeting with Salvini in peace offering Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio called for a meeting on Friday with government partner and co-deputy PM Matteo Salvini in a peace offering following mutual recriminations that raised concerns about the stability of the ruling coalition....
2019-07-19, 10:13

Italy parties meet as Salvini's election bid meets resistance Italian parties were due to meet on Monday to decide whether to reconvene parliament immediately, with signs that some are trying to thwart far right League leader Matteo Salvini's attempt to force a new election....
2019-08-12, 15:13

Italian PM’s threat to quit leaves ball in Salvini’s court Bickering between the League and M5S has intensified since European elections The fate of Italy’s coalition government lies with the far-right deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, a day after the prime minister threatened to resign if Salvini’s League and its coalition partner, the Five Star Movem...
2019-06-04, 23:39

Salvini's quest for snap Italian election faces hurdles League chief Matteo Salvini's call for snap Italian elections after he turned on his own coalition partner faced mounting resistance on Sunday, with both his former 5-Star ally and the center-left opposition seeking to put the brakes on....
2019-08-11, 18:13

Italy's Salvini pulls plug on government, calls for elections The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, declared the governing coalition to be unworkable on Thursday after months of internal bickering and said the only way forward was to hold fresh elections....
2019-08-09, 09:13

Italy's Salvini says citizen's income scheme needs reviewing: paper Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday the citizen's income scheme introduced earlier this year would need reviewing if the League won elections....
2019-08-14, 10:00

Italy's Salvini suffers a setback in bid to topple government quickly Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini failed to force a no-confidence vote in parliament this week. Salvini is aiming for fresh elections, to capitalize on his right-wing League party's soaring popularity....
2019-08-14, 23:26

Italy's Salvini angers Conte by muscling into budget debate Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini met leading economic players on Monday to discuss the forthcoming 2020 budget, angering Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who accused him of trespassing onto his own political territory....
2019-07-15, 21:13

Italy's Salvini calls for new ECB role to guarantee state debts Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini called on Tuesday for a new role for the European Central Bank, which should "guarantee" government debt in order to keep bond yields low....
2019-05-28, 14:26

Italy deputy PM Salvini urges truce in war of words over Atlantia Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini threw some support behind motorway operator Atlantia on Friday after a government partner vowed to revoke its toll-road concession, highlighting growing divisions within the ruling coalition....
2019-06-28, 11:00

‘Matteo Salvini must be stopped’: Renzi’s back, but can the ex-PM save Italy? As political turmoil grips Rome, the former prime minister tells the Observer of his mission to thwart a far-right takeoverHis energetic stint at the helm of Italy’s government was brought to a juddering halt when, in 2016, he was effectively sacked by voters after suffering an embarrassing defeat i...
2019-08-18, 00:39

Rescued refugees land in Sicily as another ship defies Salvini Charity vessel carrying 41 docks in Lampedusa after two days stranded at seaForty-one refugees and migrants disembarked overnight at the port of Lampedusa after a charity vessel that rescued them off Libya defied an attempt by Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, to close ports to NG...
2019-07-07, 16:52

Italy’s Salvini bows to pressure to respond on Russia report Italian Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini has bowed to days of pressure and agreed to respond to questions in Parliament about allegations an associate sought Russian money for Salvini’s pro-Moscow League party...
2019-07-16, 23:26

Italy's Salvini denies his League party took money from Russians Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday denied a media report that his far-right League party had sought millions of euros from Russian investors via a secret oil deal....
2019-07-11, 03:26

Police shoot dead Brazil bus hijacker after hours-long standoff Police fatally shot an armed man holding dozens hostage on a bus since early Tuesday morning. The individual had been carrying a gun, tazer and gasoline and had threatened to set the vehicle on fire....
2019-08-20, 17:52

Who is Amit Mehta, the judge overseeing the standoff over Trump's financial records? One man's name can be expected to pop up more frequently as the battle between President Donald Trump and lawmakers takes to the courts: Judge Amit Mehta....
2019-05-21, 22:00

China Arrests 2 Canadians on Spying Charges, Deepening a Political Standoff Supporters of the two men, who were detained in December, say the case amounts to retaliation for the arrest in Vancouver of a Chinese tech executive....
2019-05-21, 16:26

Feds announce $8.3M in support for beef industry amid standoff with China Canada's beef industry is getting $8.3 million in federal funds, the bulk of it aimed at growing its international market reach as a trade standoff with China continues....
2019-07-10, 23:39

UPDATE 3-Fortum makes progress in talks to resolve Uniper standoff Fortum on Tuesday made progress in talks over cooperation with energy group Uniper , of which it owns 49.99%, shortly after activist funds stepped back from increasing pressure on the Finnish utility to seek full control....
2019-05-21, 20:00

Sudan protesters urge night rallies amid standoff with army Sudan's protest leaders are calling for nighttime demonstrations and marches in the capital, Khartoum, and elsewhere in the country, amid a tense standoff with the ruling military....
2019-06-17, 16:00

Iran Arrests British-Iranian Academic, Amid Tanker Standoff With U.K. An acclaimed British-Iranian academic was detained just as the two countries appeared to be settling their standoff over an Iranian tanker seized in Gibraltar....
2019-08-15, 00:26

Oakland star Antonio Brown could quit NFL over helmet standoff, report says Brown, 31, insisting on wearing helmet disallowed by NFLStar wideout has not practiced with Raiders since 30 JulyOakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown could be sitting for almost any reason from head to toe, apparently. And if not allowed to use the helmet of his choice, Brown reportedly told ...
2019-08-10, 01:39

Pennsylvania police in hours-long standoff with man standing on top of old blast furnace A man has been perched atop an old blast furnace in Pennsylvania, hundreds of feet in the air for over 17 hours as a police crisis team continues to talk him down on Saturday morning....
2019-07-13, 20:39

Russia starts delivery of S-400 missile system to Turkey, setting up standoff with US The first shipment of the Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system has landed in Ankara, in a move that sets up a potential showdown between Turkey and the United States....
2019-07-12, 13:52

Iran says it's ready for worst in battle to save nuclear deal in standoff with U.S. President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday Iran was ready for the worst in an uphill struggle to salvage its nuclear deal with world powers abandoned by the United States, but that he was sure Tehran would eventually prevail....
2019-08-01, 20:26

UPDATE 1-Pakistan reopens airspace for civil aviation after India standoff Pakistan's airspace has been reopened to civil aviation with immediate effect, its aviation authority said on Tuesday, following months of restrictions imposed in the wake of a standoff with neighbouring India earlier this year....
2019-07-16, 07:00

Handcuffed man makes balls-to-wall escape to safety during armed standoff A handcuffed half-naked man could be seen climbing down a ladder to safety during an armed standoff with police in Mexico, a report said. The shooting took place in Jalisco State and left two people dead, including a state prosecutor, as the nearly nude man desperately tried to escape captivity, acc...
2019-06-22, 11:00

Trump tells Iran threats 'can come back to bite you' in nuclear standoff U.S. President Donald Trump warned Iran on Wednesday against making threats that can "come back to bite you like nobody has been bitten before," after Tehran announced it would breach a 2015 nuclear deal....
2019-07-04, 00:00

Suspect Surrenders After Shooting 6 Police Officers During 8-Hour Standoff in Philadelphia: ‘It Was Like a War’ After shooting six police officers during a standoff that lasted almost eight hours, 36-year-old Maurice Hill surrendered to authorities....
2019-08-16, 13:13

Philly gunman made highly unusual conference call during standoff Philadelphia gunman Maurice Hill spoke to the city’s police commissioner and district attorney by phone on Wednesday night while he was barricaded inside his house after shooting six cops with an AK-15 military-style rifle, a report said. “He was concerned he was going to be killed if he came out,” ...
2019-08-16, 13:39

New Zealand’s Māori standoff against child separations and encroachment of preserved lands New Zealand’s Māori people took to the streets Tuesday over concerns of child separations from families and infringement of promised ancestral lands, straining relations with the central government. During their protests, they accused New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of being a “part-time p...
2019-08-01, 18:13

Iran Arrests British-Iranian Academic Amid Tanker Standoff With U.K. An acclaimed British-Iranian academic was detained just as the two countries appeared to be settling their standoff over an Iranian tanker seized in Gibraltar....
2019-08-15, 02:13

UPDATE 3-Pakistan reopens airspace to civil aviation after India standoff Pakistan re-opened its airspace to civil aviation on Tuesday following months of restrictions imposed after clashes with India, which forced lengthy detours that cost airlines millions of dollars....
2019-07-16, 11:52

UPDATE 2-Pakistan reopens airspace to civil aviation after India standoff Pakistan opened its airspace to civil aviation on Tuesday, following months of restrictions imposed in the wake of a standoff with neighbouring India....
2019-07-16, 09:52

Biased Umpire Brazenly Interferes In Fiercely Contested Anthem Standoff I don’t know how the Miami Marlins can possibly trust the umpire crew working their Wednesday night game against the Detroit Tigers, after this blatant display of partisanship by Fieldin Culbreth during the anthem standoff between Daniel Stumpf and Sandy Alcantara....
2019-05-23, 04:13

Italy's Matteo Salvini calls for fresh elections as coalition fractures Far-right leader says it is pointless continuing government with Five Star Movement Italy’s far-right leader, Matteo Salvini, has called for new elections as he urged the prime minister to reconvene parliament to confirm that the coalition government is no longer viable.The dramatic move on Thursday...
2019-08-09, 06:26

Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, escalates attack on judges Three magistrates singled out over their challenges to government’s hardline immigration policiesA simmering row over the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary in Italy has erupted after the far-right interior minister publicly singled out three magistrates who have challenged his hardli...
2019-06-06, 20:39

German NGO captain seeks to block Salvini's social media accounts The German captain of a migrant rescue ship will ask magistrates to block Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's social media accounts because he has used them to spread hate, her lawyer said on Thursday....
2019-07-11, 18:52

EU could slap 3 billion euro fine on Italy for excessive debt: Salvini The European Commission could impose a 3 billion euro fine on Italy for breaking EU rules due to its rising debt and structural deficit levels, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday....
2019-05-28, 14:26

Italy's Salvini says Rome should take stake in combined FCA-Renault group 'if required' Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday the Rome government should take a stake in a combined Fiat Chrysler- Renault group if necessary, given the importance of the car sector for the domestic economy....
2019-05-27, 22:52

Italy's League aims for 1 billion euro property tax cut: Deputy PM Salvini One of the partners in Italy's ruling coalition is working on scrapping a property levy in a measure that would be worth 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) to taxpayers, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday....
2019-08-06, 14:52

Italy's Salvini advocates fresh elections amid government deadlock Interior Minister Salvini said snap elections are now the only way forward. Tensions in Italy's populist coalition have been threatening to boil over for months, throwing the country into an uncertain political future....
2019-08-08, 22:13

Matteo Salvini seeks closer Washington ties as EU tensions rise Politician aims to establish Italy as America’s ‘most important’ European partner Matteo Salvini is striving for Italy to become “the main partner” of the US as he meets officials from Donald Trump’s government in Washington DC on Monday.The Italian deputy prime minister, who began nurturing relatio...
2019-06-17, 15:52

Matteo Salvini embarks on 'beach tour' amid election speculation Far-right leader takes unusual step in effort to drum up support in south of countryMatteo Salvini is taking his perennial campaign to Italy’s beaches as the far-right leader seeks to whip up more support before widely-anticipated new elections.The Italian parliament officially begins its summer bre...
2019-08-07, 08:26

Matteo Salvini avoids questions over League links to Russian money Absent from parliament, Italy’s deputy PM says his party did not ask for or take moneyItaly’s deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has avoided an interrogation in parliament over claims his far-right League party sought money from Russia.In Salvini’s absence, the allegations were addressed by the pr...
2019-07-24, 19:52

UPDATE 1-Italy's Salvini prefers transportation group as Alitalia partner Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday an infrastructure or transportation group would be his preferred partner for troubled carrier Alitalia....
2019-06-14, 20:39

Italy's Salvini says Rome should take stake in combined FCA-Renault group "if required" Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday the Rome government should take a stake in a combined Fiat Chrysler- Renault group if necessary, given the importance of the car sector for the domestic economy....
2019-05-27, 19:13

Italy probes ties between Salvini's Lega party and Russia — reports Prosecutors in Milan were looking into alleged payments from Russia to Matteo Salvini's Lega party, Italian media reported. Salvini has denied taking "a rouble" from Russia and threatened to sue those claiming otherwise....
2019-07-11, 21:52

Italy: Populists declare Salvini a 'traitor' as government collapse looms The anti-establishment, populist M5S closed ranks ahead of an upcoming no-confidence vote in parliament. They stopped short of completely cutting ties with Interior Minister Salvini's far-right League party, however....
2019-08-19, 04:26

The future of Italy's coalition government remains uncertain despite reassurances from Salvini Tensions between the two parties have heightened in recent months as the campaign for seats in the Brussels and Strasbourg-based parliament has crescendoed....
2019-05-22, 12:26

Italy's Salvini rules out early vote, dictates policy agenda Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Thursday ruled out early elections, dismissing talk that he would capitalize on a triumph in European parliamentary elections to seek a power grab for his right-wing League party....
2019-05-30, 21:13

Italy's Salvini faces mounting opposition to snap election plans The leader of Italy's far-right League, Matteo Salvini, is meeting with defiance to his plans to hold a no-confidence vote. Salvini could become Italy's leader if the snap elections he wants are held in October....
2019-08-12, 10:13

Italy's PD says president to decide on government crisis, Salvini must quit as minister Italy's center-left Democratic Party (PD) is open to discuss various solutions to the current government crisis and the way forward will be set by the head of state Sergio Mattarella, PD Senate Leader Andrea Marcucci said on Monday....
2019-08-12, 17:13

Mediterranean rescue ship brings migrants to Italy, defying Salvini German rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 is waiting off the Italian island of Lampedusa, unable to bring 42 rescued people on board to shore. The European Commission has called for a "swift resolution."...
2019-06-27, 19:13

Sudanese Protest Group: Two Leaders Arrested Amid Standoff With Military Council (KHARTOUM, Sudan) — A Sudanese opposition group said Tuesday that two of its leaders were arrested amid a weekslong standoff between the ruling military council and a protest coalition that held mass marches this week. The Sudanese Professionals’ Association, which has spearheaded protes...
2019-07-03, 06:26

European stock markets rise as US-China standoff eases – business live Markets cheered by US assurances, despite weaker yuanGerman industrial slump raises recession fearsThree central banks cut interest ratesHalifax: UK House prices fall for second month 1.24pm BST Britain’s food and drinks industry body has called on the government to suspend competition law in the ev...
2019-08-07, 14:39

Vietnam police disperse protest at Chinese embassy over South China Sea standoff Vietnamese police on Tuesday broke up a brief protest outside the Chinese embassy in Hanoi against Beijing's maritime survey of an offshore block in the southeast Asian nation's exclusive economic zone (EEZ), a Reuters witness said....
2019-08-06, 09:52

Suspect accused of shooting 6 Philadelphia cops during standoff charged with attempted murder The man accused of shooting six Philadelphia police officers during a seven-hour standoff on Wednesday has been charged with attempted murder, authorities said....
2019-08-18, 10:39

Iran says ready for worst in battle to save nuclear deal amid standoff with U.S. President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that Iran was ready for the worst in an uphill struggle to salvage its nuclear deal with world powers abandoned by the United States, but that he was sure Tehran would eventually prevail....
2019-08-02, 02:52

Police in Hawaii reportedly arresting protesters in standoff over construction of Mauna Kea telescope Native Hawaiian protesters are promising Wednesday to continue their blockade of an access road to the construction site of a mountaintop telescope on The Big Island -- despite an increased police presence -- in a bid to halt the project....
2019-07-18, 05:39

Kentucky State Police Involved In Standoff With Suicidal Person In Garrard County GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – A number of authorities are on scene of an all-day standoff in Garrard County with a person who is reportedly suicidal. Kentucky State Police confirmed they’ve been at a home on US 52 near Paint Lick Elementary since Sunday morning. LEX 18 viewers have cont...
2019-07-01, 01:39

Sacramento police officer dies after long shooting standoff during domestic call Tara O’Sullivan, 26, died at UC Davis Medical Center hours after a gunman opened fire on her, police in Sacramento said early Thursday.        ...
2019-06-20, 15:52

Trump Discusses Iran Nuclear Standoff With Emmanuel Macron: White House US President Donald Trump discussed the standoff over Iran's nuclear program with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Monday, the White House said....
2019-07-08, 22:39

Nikkei hits 3-1/2-month low as hopes of early resolution to U.S.-China standoff fade Japan's Nikkei share average closed at a 3-1/2-month low on Thursday, on growing anxiety the trade dispute between the United States and China will be prolonged and damaging to the economy....
2019-05-30, 10:39

Italy Senate slows government crisis, frustrating Salvini's election push The Italian Senate on Tuesday postponed till next week further debate on an ongoing government crisis, frustrating a push by Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League party, for new elections....
2019-08-13, 23:52

Italian Prime Minister Conte to resign, blames his rebellious deputy Salvini Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation Tuesday, blaming his rebellious deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini.        ...
2019-08-21, 02:00

Audio Suggests Secret Plan for Russians to Fund Party of Italy’s Salvini A similar recording brought down the Austrian government this year, but Italy’s most powerful politician has deflected the flap around his nationalist party....
2019-07-10, 22:26

Italy’s Salvini eyes international right-wing alliance after European Parliament victory Italian nationalist leader Matteo Salvini, having secured a major win for his League in the European Parliament elections last week, is eyeing an international alliance of nationalists and right-wingers to challenge Brussels -- but it’s not clear how many nationalists in other countries will bite....
2019-05-29, 00:13

Italian nationalist leader Salvini, surging in the polls, demands snap election Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, the leader of the country's largest nationalist party, demanded a snap election Thursday -- a move that almost certainly dooms the fragile governing coalition and could see Salvini's party move from a coalition partner to Italy’s sole governing party....
2019-08-10, 00:52

Italy's dominant Salvini is small town phenomenon, polling data shows Matteo Salvini's far-right League scored a crushing victory in Italy's European parliament elections, but a breakdown of polling data showed its dominance is based on relatively small towns and ends at city gates....
2019-05-27, 20:00

Countdown to US-Mexico tariff deadline: Trump's asylum demand at heart of standoff The Trump administration wants Mexico to agree to take almost every asylum seeker that crosses into Mexico. So far, Mexican negotiators have said no.        ...
2019-06-07, 19:52

Iranian tanker at center of standoff with West leaves Gibraltar, shipping data shows The Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West left Gibraltar on Sunday night, shipping data showed, hours after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further....
2019-08-19, 05:13

Jay Gruden optimistic, but Redskins' murky standoff with Trent Williams looms over camp Perennial Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams is digging in on his holdout, leaving plenty of uncertainty for a Redskins team in a tough spot.       ...
2019-08-01, 23:52

Aden standoff delays Saudi summit intended to forge new Yemen government: sources The refusal of Yemeni southern separatists to hand back control of Aden port has delayed a summit in Saudi Arabia that is due to discuss reshuffling Yemen's ousted government to include the separatists and end the stand-off, three Yemeni sources said....
2019-08-19, 10:00

The Building Blocks of the D-Day Victory The Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy—located a short distance from the beaches where the historic landing happened 75 years ago—commemorates Allied successes while not shying away from the failures....
2019-06-06, 07:52

Italian sovereign, bank CDS jump after League's Salvini pulls plug on government -IHS Markit The cost of insuring exposure to Italian sovereign debt and the country's banks rose sharply on Friday after the leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, declared the governing coalition to be unworkable....
2019-08-09, 12:26

Matteo Salvini, the closest thing Western Europe has to Trump, coming to White House Italy's deputy prime minister — who is visiting Washington this weekend — is proving that perhaps the best way to have decent relations with Trump’s administration is to be a little bit like the president himself....
2019-06-15, 02:00

Italian prime minister resigns as populist leader Salvini demands snap election Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation on Tuesday amid the populist League party’s calls for a no-confidence vote and a snap election....
2019-08-20, 17:52

Richard Gere boards humanitarian ship carrying 121 migrants amid standoff with European countries Richard Gere on Friday boarded a Spanish humanitarian ship that has been stuck in the Mediterranean Sea for more than a week because no European government will welcome the 121 migrants on board....
2019-08-10, 00:52

Vedanta To Invest Rs 20,000 Crore In New Oil Blocks Vedanta had won a total of 53 oil and gas blocks under the government's open acreage licensing policy (OALP) and Discovered Small Field (DSF) rounds....
2019-07-16, 16:00

Second GOP lawmaker blocks $19B disaster aid bill Within days of the first, a second GOP lawmaker has blocked a $19 billion aid bill for victims of California wildfires, Midwest floods and coastal hurricanes....
2019-05-29, 04:39

Crash blocks SB I-19 near San Xavier Road TUCSON – Southbound traffic on Interstate-19 is experiencing some delays after a crash occurred Tuesday afternoon near San Xavier Road. According to officials, the incident is blocking the southbound left lane of the I-19 before San Xavier Road. It is unclear if the incident had any effect on ...
2019-08-07, 04:13

Oculus blocks SteamVR streaming on Quest The developer of an Oculus Quest app called Virtual Desktop introduced an experimental feature that allowed users to stream SteamVR games to their Oculus headset. He's now being forced by Oculus to remove the feature. Guy Godin took to Reddit yesterd......
2019-06-12, 18:39

Federal judge blocks Trump's asylum ban A federal judge in California blocked the Trump administration's new rule that prohibits the vast majority of Central American migrants from asylum in the United States....
2019-07-25, 08:13

U.S. judge blocks Ohio anti-abortion law A federal judge on Wednesday issued a preliminary injunction blocking Ohio from enforcing a law that critics said would effectively ban most abortions in the state, starting as early as six weeks into pregnancy....
2019-07-03, 22:39

Guatemala court blocks immigration pact with U.S. A top Central American court has blocked a controversial immigration agreement with the United States that seeks to mandate migrants from other nations like Honduras and El Salvador to first stay in Guatemala....
2019-07-15, 18:13

U.S. judge blocks Ohio 'heartbeat' law to end most abortions A federal judge on Wednesday blocked Ohio from enforcing a new law that critics said would effectively ban most abortions in the state, starting as early as six weeks into pregnancy....
2019-07-04, 00:26

Judge blocks new Trump asylum rule A U.S. judge in San Francisco on Wednesday stopped the Trump administration from enforcing a new rule that would bar almost all asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexico border....
2019-07-25, 07:13

Federal judge blocks new Arkansas abortion ban A federal judge has blocked a new abortion law from taking effect in Arkansas, which aims to ban the procedure statewide after 18 weeks of pregnancy....
2019-07-24, 14:52

Chinese government blocks Guardian website Censorship comes after bans on Washington Post, NBC, HuffPost and Wikipedia The Guardian’s website has been blocked in China, amid a crackdown by the country’s authorities on international news websites to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.The Chinese government has...
2019-06-07, 21:26

Massive boulder blocks Colorado highway A road in Colorado is closed indefinitely due to a massive rock slide that produced two boulders large enough to wipe out a significant portion of the pavement....
2019-05-26, 13:52

U.S. judge blocks Mississippi 'heartbeat' abortion ban A federal judge on Friday blocked a Mississippi law that would ban abortions after detection of a fetal heartbeat, which can often occur at six weeks before a woman realizes she is pregnant....
2019-05-24, 23:39

Third House conservative blocks $19B disaster aid measure For the third time in a week, House conservatives blocked a $19.1 billion disaster aid package, chastising lawmakers for attempting to pass a major spending bill with a quick voice vote and without debate....
2019-06-01, 11:26

GOP conservative temporarily blocks $19B disaster bill WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative House Republican complaining of Washington’s free-spending ways has temporarily blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill. Texas Republican Chip Roy objected to speeding the measure through a nearly-empty chamber on Friday. He also complained that th...
2019-05-24, 17:39

Another GOP lawmaker blocks massive disaster aid package Another House Republican on Tuesday thwarted attempts to pass a bipartisan disaster aid package, further delaying $19 billion in emergency relief and frustrating lawmakers whose states were hit by devastating hurricanes, wildfires and flooding.Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), who objected to the bill's p...
2019-05-28, 22:13

Avalanche blocks cyclists at Glacier National Park Thirteen bicyclists were stranded for about eight hours by a rock slide and an avalanche Monday on the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park in Montana. (May 28)        ...
2019-05-29, 04:13

Judge temporarily blocks Mississippi’s heartbeat abortion ban U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves made the order to stop the law from taking effect July 1. Reeves is the same judge who struck down a 2018 Mississippi law to ban abortion at 15 weeks....
2019-05-25, 03:00

US court blocks asylum curbs at Mexico border A judge has blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a law to bar the vast majority of asylum applications at the US-Mexican border. It's the latest legal defeat for a White House seeking to stem migration....
2019-07-25, 04:52

Federal judge blocks ‘heartbeat’ abortion law in Mississippi Washington (CNN) – A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on Friday that forbids abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. In issuing a preliminary injunction, Judge Carlton Reeves said the law “threatens immediate harm to women’s...
2019-05-25, 01:13

Trump protesters rally at gay bar blocks from arena speech ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Opponents of President Donald Trump’s reelection announcement in Florida are launching their protests at a nearby gay bar where a mariachi band and a drag queen will perform. Organizers of the “Win With Love Rally” say Trump’s announcement in Orlando on T...
2019-06-18, 12:13

Swiss court blocks Italy's bid for possible da Vinci portrait Switzerland's highest court has rejected Italy's request for the return of an oil painting attributed by some to Leonardo Da Vinci, ruling no Swiss laws were broken when the work was brought over the border....
2019-05-29, 22:13

U.S. federal judge blocks use of some funds for border wall A U.S. federal judge on Friday blocked the Trump administration's use of $1 billion in funds to construct a wall along the southern border with Mexico, but declined to issue a permanent injunction....
2019-06-29, 04:39

US surveils border activists and blocks their work, lawsuit says ACLU alleges that government has hampered humanitarian work as it targeted organizers on a secret databaseThe US government has interfered with humanitarian aid work at the US-Mexico border by monitoring activists, restricting their travel and detaining them, a new lawsuit alleges.In a complaint fil...
2019-07-24, 09:52

Judge temporarily blocks new Arkansas pro-life laws A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions from taking effect Wednesday in Arkansas, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state's only surgical abortion clinic to close....
2019-07-24, 09:13

Democratic senator blocks Homeland Security nominations Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen is blocking two of President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security nominees, citing "inhumane and substandard" conditions for children at the department's facilities, according to her office....
2019-06-28, 04:52

Federal judge blocks Mississippi ‘heartbeat’ abortion law A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked Mississippi from moving ahead with an abortion law that bans the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which occurs at around six weeks on pregnancy....
2019-05-25, 03:39

US judge blocks Indiana 2nd-trimester abortion procedure ban A federal judge blocked an Indiana law that would ban a second-trimester abortion procedure on Friday, just days before the law was set to come into force. The order putting the Indiana law on hold was released hours after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to revive a similar law in Alabama that sough...
2019-06-29, 13:26

Lockheed: No problem finding new F-35 buyers after US blocks Turkey Lockheed Martin, the defense contractor building the F-35, expects no problem finding other buyers for the stealth fighters Turkey planned to purchase before the U.S. blocked sales to the country last week....
2019-07-24, 03:26

Kentucky Republican US Rep. Massie Blocks Disaster Aid In House WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and a $19 billion disaster aid bill (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Another conservative Republican has once again blocked efforts by House leaders to speed a $19 billion disaster aid bill to President Donald Trump’s desk. Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie objec...
2019-05-28, 20:39

US judge blocks Indiana 2nd trimester abortion procedure ban INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has blocked an Indiana law adopted this spring that aims to ban a second-trimester abortion procedure. Judge Sarah Evans Barker on Friday granted the preliminary injunction soon after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to revive a similar Alabama law seeking to ban d...
2019-06-29, 01:26

US judge temporarily blocks Mississippi 6-week abortion ban JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge is temporarily blocking a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves on Friday issued an order to stop the law from taking effect July 1. He heard arguments Tuesday from attorneys for the ...
2019-05-25, 00:26

Groups sue over Alabama abortion law; judge blocks Mississippi ban The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a law enacted by Alabama last week that bans nearly all abortions and makes performing the procedure a felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison....
2019-05-25, 01:39

EU Blocks Merger of Steelmaking Units of Tata, Thyssenkrupp The EU blocked the planned merger of the European steel businesses of India’s Tata Steel and Germany’s Thyssenkrupp, saying the resulting company would have reduced competition in the supply of special steel for the car and packaging industries....
2019-06-11, 20:39

Al-Jazeera says Sudan shuts down bureau, blocks journalists KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The satellite news channel Al-Jazeera says authorities in Sudan have shut down its bureau in Khartoum and banned its reporters from working. Al-Jazeera made the announcement early Friday, describing the decision by Sudan’s military government as “an attack on media...
2019-05-31, 07:01

Bronx teens disappear from homes just blocks away, days apart Two teenage girls disappeared from their Bronx homes just blocks away from each other and only days apart, police said. Shelsie Garcia, 15, left her apartment on Dewey Avenue near Quincy Avenue in Throgs Neck around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, telling her mom she and a male friend were going to the bus sto...
2019-05-23, 01:13

Kin of missing Connecticut mom blocks estranged hubby from seeing kids The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut woman tried to visit their five kids at his mother-in-law’s Upper East Side apartment Wednesday night — but was turned away by security guards she hired, a police source told The Post. Fotis Dulos, 51, has been locked for years in a messy divorce and cu...
2019-05-31, 05:26

Judge blocks asylum ban on migrants who enter illegally A federal judge in Washington, D.C, on Friday blocked the Trump administration's new rule banning people who enter the country illegally from seeking asylum, saying it violates U.S. law....
2019-08-03, 01:39

Spanish judge blocks Madrid council bid to lift car ban A judge on Tuesday blocked an attempt by Madrid's new conservative council to lift restrictions on cars entering the city center, saying the measure should be maintained for now....
2019-07-16, 18:26

Guyana state agency gives details about oil blocks probe GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana’s State Assets Recovery Agency says it has launched an investigation into whether corruption played a role in the previous government’s 2015 decision to award two oil blocks to little-known companies days after ExxonMobil signaled it had found large depos...
2019-05-30, 00:52

| Judge blocks Trump asylum restriction: reports A judge has blocked a move by US President Donald Trump's administration to stop migrants from claiming asylum unless they had entered the country at an official border crossing, news outlets have reported....
2019-08-03, 17:39

Judge blocks Kraft-related spa video from trial In yet another blow to prosecutors, the judge presiding over the case against operators of the Florida day spa at the center of a prostitution sting that ensnared New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft ruled that surveillance video could also not be used in that trial....
2019-05-21, 22:00

Third House Republican blocks massive disaster aid package Conservative House Republicans succeeded again Thursday in their campaign to derail passage of a $19.1 billion disaster aid package.Rep. John Rose (R-Tenn.) objected to passing the bill by voice vote. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), who derailed the same measure earlier this week, was by Rose's side. Th...
2019-05-31, 00:00

U.S. judge blocks Medicaid work requirements in New Hampshire A federal judge on Monday overturned the Trump administration's approval of a plan by the state of New Hampshire to impose work requirements on people seeking to obtain benefits from the Medicaid health insurance program....
2019-07-31, 23:26

Supreme Court blocks citizenship question from 2020 Census After months of controversy, the Supreme Court delivered its long-awaited ruling Thursday on whether the government can add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census -- blocking the move just days before a key deadline....
2019-06-27, 20:39

Second judge blocks request to change lawyers in census case A second federal judge on Wednesday rejected the Justice Department's plan to switch up the legal team fighting to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census....
2019-07-11, 06:13

US Blocks More Chinese Tech Firms On National Security Concerns The US Commerce Department blacklisted five Chinese tech entities Friday in a new move against Beijing's supercomputing industry likely to raise tensions ahead of a meeting between President Trump and......
2019-06-22, 17:13

Italy blocks Bannon’s plans for right-wing political academy The Italian government is blocking plans former White House adviser Steve Bannon’s has to set up an academy for future populists in a medieval monastery outside of Rome...
2019-06-01, 16:39

Mozilla blocks UAE bid to become an internet security guardian after hacking reports Firefox browser maker Mozilla is blocking the United Arab Emirates' government from serving as one of its internet security gatekeepers, citing Reuters reports on a UAE cyber espionage program....
2019-07-09, 21:39

Mexico's Finance Ministry says blocks bank accounts of steelmaker Mexico's Finance Ministry said on Monday it blocked the bank accounts of steelmaker Altos Hornos de Mexico and a former top executive of state oil firm Pemex for allegedly carrying out financial operations with money that came from "illegal" activities and corruption. (Reporting by Anthony Esposito)...
2019-05-28, 05:13

Twitter Blocks Accounts of Iranian State Media Outlets A day after Twitter suspended the accounts of several Iranian state media outlets, the social networking service said Saturday it acted after harassment of people linked to the Baha'i faith....
2019-07-22, 09:39

Microsoft blocks May 2019 Windows update on the Surface Book 2 Microsoft has blocked the latest major Windows 10 (May 2019, version 1903) update on its own Surface Book 2. According to the company, a compatibility issue caused some apps and games that used the Nvidia GPU to crash after the update was installed.......
2019-07-15, 23:13

The Latest: Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court’s final day before its summer break (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The Supreme Court is forbidding President Donald Trump’s administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census for now. The court says the Trump administrati...
2019-06-27, 19:52

Republican Sen. Rand Paul blocks 9-11 victims’ compensation bill Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday blocked fast-track approval of a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money....
2019-07-18, 22:52

Supreme Court blocks Trump's census citizenship question, for now The U.S. Supreme Court handed President Donald Trump a significant defeat on Thursday, ruling that his administration did not give an adequate explanation for its plan to include a contentious citizenship question on the 2020 census and preventing its addition to the decennial survey for now....
2019-06-27, 19:52

Refinitiv blocks Reuters stories on Tiananmen from its Eikon platform Under pressure from China's government, financial information provider Refinitiv has removed from its Eikon terminal Reuters news stories related to the 30th anniversary of the bloody suppression of pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing's Tiananmen Square....
2019-06-03, 23:13

Blocks ends its modular smartwatch project after running out of money Blocks' years-long quest to build a modular smartwatch has come to an unfortunate end. The company has revealed (including through a private Kickstarter post) that it's liquidating assets after running out of cash. The company had been looking for......
2019-08-17, 14:26

Jeffrey Epstein donated $15k to UES all-girls school blocks from mansion Multi-millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein donated significant sums of money to several schools in the US and abroad — including to an exclusive all-girls school blocks from his Upper East Side mansion, an analysis of his finances found. Epstein donated the $15,000 gift to the prestigious Hewitt Sc...
2019-07-13, 14:39

Italy blocks Bannon's plans for right-wing political academy The Italian government is blocking plans by former White House adviser Steve Bannon to set up an academy for future populist political leaders in a medieval monastery in the mountains outside of Rome....
2019-06-02, 07:13

Law firm Cravath Swaine & Moore moving 20 blocks south The law firm Cravath Swaine & Moore is preparing to move south — from West 50th Street to the mid-section of Two Manhattan West at West 30th St. — in a deal for about 350,000 square feet. Multiple sources now tell The Post, “[Brookfield] just shook hands with Cravath.” The legal eagles signed a term...
2019-05-29, 05:39

Supreme Court effectively blocks census citizenship question for now The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a setback to the Trump administration's plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, effectively blocking the addition of the question for now....
2019-06-27, 19:26

US supreme court blocks 2020 census citizenship question – for now Lower court ruling upheld in blow to Trump, but commerce department may have time to advance alternative reasoning The Trump administration will not be able to move ahead with its original, highly controversial plan to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 US census, after the supreme cou...
2019-06-28, 02:39

Judge temporarily blocks ICE from making arrests in Mass. courthouses A federal judge in Massachusetts on Thursday temporarily blocked Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents from making arrests in and around state courthouses. ...
2019-06-21, 03:13

Brazil Senate blocks Bolsonaro move to ease gun carrying Brazil's Senate on Tuesday overturned a decree signed last month by right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro that drastically expanded the number of people allowed to carry weapons in public....
2019-06-19, 03:26

Lone Republican blocks disaster aid package on House floor Rep. Chip Roy became the man who delayed $19.1 billion in disaster aid to communities throughout the country on Friday.House leaders tried to pass a multibillion-dollar disaster assistance measure, by unanimous consent, but the Texas Republican objected on the floor.Since House and Senate lawmakers ...
2019-05-24, 21:01

Federal judge temporarily blocks Arkansas abortion restrictions An Arkansas federal judge blocked three state abortion restrictions that would have gone into effect Wednesday, one of which requires abortion providers to be board-certified gynecologists, which would have closed the state’s last remaining surgical abortion clinics....
2019-07-24, 16:26

Ecuador president blocks extradition of man accused of Facebook fraud Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno has blocked the extradition to the United States of a New York man charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg, a document obtained by Reuters showed on Friday....
2019-06-08, 08:00

Nobody knows when Bitcoin Satoshi Vision’s hard fork for 2GB blocks starts Fledging blockchain Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) is ready for a “hard fork” upgrade to increase the size limit of its blocks from 128MB to 2GB — but there’s confusion over when it’s actually supposed to occur. According to BitMEX Research (the analytic arm of cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX), BSV min...
2019-07-24, 23:39

Google blocks Huawei access to Android updates after blacklisting Reported move could hit Huawei Technologies’ ability to run phone operating system Google has suspended Huawei’s access to updates of its Android operating system and chipmakers have reportedly cut off supplies to the Chinese telecoms company, after the US government added it to a trade blacklist la...
2019-05-21, 21:26

U.S. blocks U.N. rebuke of Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes: diplomats The United States on Wednesday blocked an attempt by Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa to get the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel's demolition of Palestinian homes on the outskirts of Jerusalem, diplomats said....
2019-07-25, 01:13

Judge blocks Trump's latest sweeping asylum rule A federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a new rule that aimed to bar almost all asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexico border....
2019-07-25, 04:00

Judge again blocks Arkansas from enforcing new abortion limit: media A federal judge late on Tuesday again blocked Arkansas from enforcing a new ban on abortions after 18 weeks of pregnancy, a law that had been expected to go into effect on Wednesday after a previous judicial block expired, CNN and other media reported....
2019-08-07, 14:39

Judge blocks New York from turning over Trump's tax information to Democrats A federal judge on Thursday issued an order blocking New York state from turning over President Donald Trump's tax returns to congressional Democrats for now, should the House Ways and Means Committee request them through a newly passed New York law....
2019-08-02, 07:39

Mississippi Politician Blocks Female Reporter From Campaign Trip Robert Foster, a state representative, invoked the “Billy Graham rule” of not spending time alone with women other than one’s wife. He said photos could be used to “insinuate an extramarital affair.”...
2019-07-10, 23:13

Judge temporarily blocks new Arkansas anti-abortion laws LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions from taking effect Wednesday in Arkansas, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state’s only surgical abortion clinic to close. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a 14-day temporary rest...
2019-07-24, 09:00

Judge temporarily blocks House panel from getting Trump's N.Y. taxes A federal judge in Washington, D.C., temporarily blocked New York state from turning over President Donald Trump's state tax returns to U.S. lawmakers Thursday....
2019-08-02, 02:52

U.S. judge blocks Qualcomm effort to put antitrust ruling on hold A federal judge on Wednesday ruled against Qualcomm Inc's effort to block the implementation of a sweeping antitrust ruling against it as the mobile chip supplier pursues an appeal that could take more than a year to wind through the courts....
2019-07-03, 23:39

Judge blocks Indiana abortion law banning second-trimester procedure U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker on Friday blocked an Indiana law that would ban a second-trimester abortion procedure.        ...
2019-06-29, 10:00

Google blocks websites certified by DarkMatter, after Reuters reports Alphabet's Google has blacklisted websites approved by a United Arab Emirates-based security company after Reuters reports tied the firm to a state hacking operation....
2019-08-01, 23:52

Missouri secretary of state blocks 'heartbeat' abortion law referendum A move to authorize a referendum over Missouri's recently enacted ban on abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy hit a roadblock on Thursday when the secretary of state rejected petitions filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri and others to get the issue to the ballot....
2019-06-06, 22:52

Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall A federal judge blocked on Friday President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency....
2019-05-25, 04:26

Judge Blocks Justice Department From Changing Lawyers in Census Fight NEW YORK — A New York judge says the Justice Department can’t change lawyers so late in the dispute over whether to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Judge Jesse Furman ruled Tuesday, saying lawyers must cite satisfactory reasons for withdrawing. Furman said the urgency to r...
2019-07-10, 01:52

UPDATE 2-U.S. judge blocks Qualcomm effort to put antitrust ruling on hold A U.S. judge on Wednesday ruled against Qualcomm Inc's effort to block the implementation of a sweeping antitrust ruling against it as the mobile chip supplier pursues an appeal that could take more than a year to wind through the courts....
2019-07-03, 23:39

Google data shows 2-factor authentication blocks 100% of automated bot hacks Two-factor authentication is annoying. Getting flustered because you have to find your phone and tap on a prompt every time you log into your accounts from a new device is peak first-world problems. But if you ever had any doubt whether it really made you that much safer, Google has the data to disp...
2019-05-24, 04:13

Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Wilders says Twitter blocks his account Dutch far-right politician and anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders said on Friday that Twitter had temporarily blocked his account following remarks he made about a political rival....
2019-05-31, 14:26

Thai court blocks anti-junta politician from joining House A Thai court has blocked the leader of a new anti-junta political party from taking his seat in Parliament while it determines whether he violated election rules....
2019-05-23, 14:13

Judge blocks Ohio from enforcing law that bans abortions after heartbeat detected U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett said the Heartbeat Protection Act imposed an unconstitutional "undue burden" on a woman's right to obtain a pre-viability abortion....
2019-07-04, 05:52

Wimbledon blocks prize money for Tomic after lack of effort in defeat • Australian fined full £45,000 for failing to try• 58-minute defeat was shortest men’s match since 2004Bernard Tomic has been fined his first-round £45,000 prize money by Wimbledon for a lack of effort in his defeat to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.The Australian, who was punished for a similar offence two ye...
2019-07-04, 17:39

US briefing: Trump blocks McGahn testimony, Huawei and Niki Lauda Tuesday’s top story: Justice Department says ex-White House counsel cannot be compelled to appear before Congress. Plus, every Game of Thrones episode, rankedSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
2019-05-21, 15:01

Trump fumes as Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday handed President Donald Trump a stinging defeat, ruling that his administration gave a "contrived" explanation for its plan to include a contentious citizenship question in the 2020 census in a decision that will make it difficult to add the query to the population...
2019-06-27, 21:26

U.S. Supreme Court blocks redrawing of Ohio, Michigan electoral maps The Supreme Court on Friday blocked lower court rulings ordering Republican legislators in Michigan and Ohio to redraw U.S. congressional maps ahead of the 2020 elections, dealing a blow to Democrats who had argued that the electoral districts were intended to unlawfully diminish their political clo...
2019-05-24, 23:39

Local partnerships are 'important building blocks' for Finnair's China presence, CEO says Finnair's recent code-sharing partnerships with Chinese airlines are important for the company to build up its presence in China, according to CEO Topi Manner....
2019-05-30, 13:00

Second U.S. judge blocks Justice Department bid for new legal team in census cases A second U.S. judge has rejected a Department of Justice request to replace its legal team in cases on the 2020 census as the Trump administration tries to add a contentious citizenship question....
2019-07-11, 04:39

Judge temporarily blocks Trump's border wall construction plans A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked the Trump administration from spending billions to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border with money from Trump national emergency declaration....
2019-05-25, 11:26

US judge blocks Donald Trump from building sections of border wall A federal judge has blocked Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency....
2019-05-25, 15:26

Judge's order blocks Pentagon funds for parts of border wall A federal judge's preliminary injunction has temporarily blocked the Trump administration from using U.S. Defense Department for parts of the border wall with Mexico....
2019-05-25, 16:13

U.S. federal judge blocks $1 billion in funds for Trump’s border wall U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam in Oakland, California said the use of the funds for the wall for "border barrier construction" in two areas "is unlawful."...
2019-06-29, 09:26

Judge blocks some funds Trump sought for U.S.-Mexico border wall The Trump administration must temporarily halt the use of some Defense Department funds for a border wall with Mexico, a judge ruled on Friday, because the money was not specifically authorized by Congress for construction of the barrier....
2019-05-25, 05:39

'Article 15' Maker Appeals For Help As Movie On Caste System Faces Blocks Article 15, a movie about the caste system in India has run into protests a day after its release, forcing it off theatres in some parts of the country, the film's director-producer has said, opening......
2019-06-29, 20:00

Press Council Urged To Step In After Finance Ministry Blocks Access Several media bodies Thursday wrote to Press Council of India chairman Chandramauli Kumar Prasad, seeking his direction to the Finance Ministry to withdraw its "unwarranted restrictions" on......
2019-07-12, 10:26

U.S. appeals court blocks Trump administration birth control exemptions A federal appeals court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing new rules allowing employers to obtain exemptions from an Obamacare requirement they provide health insurance that covers women's birth control....
2019-07-13, 00:13

Federal judge blocks Trump from using $2.5B in military funds for border wall A California federal judge issued a ruling blocking President Trump from using $2.5 billion in military funds to build a wall along the southern border....
2019-06-30, 00:52

Jockey Luis Saez, who was disqualified from the Kentucky Derby, blocks another horse Jockey Luis Saez -- who was disqualified from the Kentucky Derby -- found himself in the middle of another blocking controversy on Friday.       ...
2019-06-30, 01:39

House blocks arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE in rebuke to Trump The House voted on Wednesday to block President Donald Trump’s emergency weapon sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, delivering a rebuke to U.S. strategic allies over their involvement in Yemen’s civil war and alleged human rights abuses.Trump has already threatened to veto all three ...
2019-07-18, 01:39

Blow Struck: Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi’s ‘Hearbeat’ Abortion Law Down goes Frazier — at least for now when it comes to Mississippi’s new so-called heartbeat law, which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected....
2019-05-25, 08:39

Judge blocks Trump’s national emergency funding for border wall U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam, Jr., on Friday immediately halted the administration's efforts to redirect military-designated funds for wall construction....
2019-05-25, 06:39

Missouri won't renew abortion clinic's license, but judge blocks immediate closure Missouri health officials refused to renew the license of the state's only abortion clinic on Friday, but the clinic will remain open for now as a judge left in place an injunction blocking its closure....
2019-06-21, 18:13

Firefox browser blocks sites and advertisers from tracking you online by default Like Apple's Safari, Firefox’s tracking prevention stops ad networks from identifying your browser with cookies that follow you across the internet.        ...
2019-06-05, 06:52

US Congress Blocks $8 Billion Saudi Arms Sales In Rebuke To Trump The US House voted Wednesday to block $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other allies, a rebuke of Donald Trump that will likely lead to a veto by the president....
2019-07-18, 05:00

China blocks movies, stars from Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards China's film regulator said on Wednesday it was blocking the mainland movie industry from participating in Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards, without a giving a reason, in the latest sign of rising tensions between Beijing and the self-ruled island....
2019-08-07, 11:13

In China, a Reuters Partner Blocks Articles on the Tiananmen Square Massacre The 30th anniversary of the pro-democracy protests has prompted a censorship wave in China. Refinitiv, a data company partly owned by Reuters, complied....
2019-06-04, 20:13

UPDATE 2-Refinitiv blocks Reuters stories on Tiananmen from its Eikon platform Under pressure from China's government, financial information provider Refinitiv has removed from its Eikon terminal Reuters news stories related to the 30th anniversary of the bloody suppression of pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing's Tiananmen Square....
2019-06-04, 09:13

Social media blocks satirical video in Singapore after government complaint Facebook and other social media sites have restricted access to a satirical rap video in Singapore after the government of the wealthy Asian city-state requested the removal of content it said could fan racial tension....
2019-08-02, 21:01

Spain court blocks jailed Catalan separatist from collecting MEP credentials Spain's Supreme Court on Friday denied Catalan separatist Oriol Junqueras, in jail awaiting a ruling of charges related to his part in the region's 2017 independence bid, permission to leave jail to collect his European parliament credentials....
2019-06-14, 13:13

Concern about Kashmir mounts as India blocks phone and Internet service A day after the state was stripped of its autonomy, a government-imposed mobile and Internet blackout is preventing almost all communication with residents....
2019-08-06, 21:26

Brazil regulator blocks sale of wind complex by Renova to AES Tietê Brazil's power sector regulator ANEEL rejected on Tuesday the proposed transfer of wind power complex Alto Sertao III from Renova Energia SA to AES Tietê, a 1.34-billion real ($346.73 million) deal closed in April....
2019-06-04, 17:26

Judge blocks city plans to add high-rises to Two Bridges project A judge Thursday blocked controversial city plans to add luxury high-rise apartment buildings to the Two Bridges housing development downtown. The City Council, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and local residents filed a series of lawsuits to stop three 60-story plus buildings from going up ...
2019-08-02, 07:39

Hope Hicks hearing: DOJ blocks all questions about White House tenure Former White House communications director Hope Hicks refused to answer questions relating to her time in the Trump administration while testifying Wednesday before the House judiciary committee....
2019-06-20, 01:26

Spain Blocks Jailed Catalan Leader From Joining European Parliament The Supreme Court said that Oriol Junqueras would not be allowed to travel to Brussels until there was a verdict in his trial over Catalonia’s failed succession bid....
2019-06-14, 17:39

Federal judge blocks ICE from making civil arrests at Massachusetts courthouses A federal judge in Boston has blocked immigration officials from making civil arrests of people visiting Massachusetts courthouses.        ...
2019-06-21, 07:39

YouTube blocks history teachers uploading archive videos of Hitler Teachers trying to educate about fascism hit by service’s new policy removing clips glorifying NazisYouTube has blocked some British history teachers from its service for uploading archive material related to Adolf Hitler, saying they are breaching new guidelines banning the promotion of hate speech...
2019-06-06, 15:39

Rajasthan, UP Blocks Finalised For Pilot Launch of Cash Transfer Scheme Two block areas each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have been finalised for pilot launch of the conditional cash transfer scheme, which seeks to replace the take-home ration for pregnant women and......
2019-08-03, 12:00

Trump threatens retribution after Guatemalan court blocks asylum deal U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened retribution against Guatemala over immigration after the country's high court blocked its government from signing an asylum deal with the United States....
2019-07-24, 04:52

Spanish court blocks jailed Catalan leader from joining EU parliament Petition for Oriol Junqueras to leave jail to start process of becoming an MEP rejectedCatalonia’s jailed former vice-president, Oriol Junqueras, will not be allowed to take up his seat in the European parliament until there is a verdict in the trial over the failed bid for regional independence, Sp...
2019-06-14, 16:52

Tesla reportedly blocks access to social network for work complaints Tesla is known to be sensitive about leaks, but that might have serious consequences for employees who just want to discuss workplace problems. Blind, an anonymous social network for work complaints, told Verdict that Tesla appears to be blocking st......
2019-06-04, 23:26

Pompeo blocks inclusion of Saudi Arabia on US child soldiers list State department experts recommended addition of Riyadh after assessing it had hired child fighters from Sudan to fight in YemenMike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts’ findings that ...
2019-06-18, 20:52

'He is going to blow my brains out.' How a highway standoff played out on Facebook Live A woman who livestreamed a police standoff earlier this week had an on-again, off-again romantic relationship with the man driving the van.        ...
2019-06-07, 07:52

Iran tanker in standoff with West heads to Greece, Iran warns U.S. An Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West was sailing to Greece on Monday after leaving Gibraltar, and Iran warned against any U.S. move to seize the vessel after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain it....
2019-08-19, 10:00

Judge blocks Justice Department from swapping lawyers in census question case A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the Justice Department from changing its legal team in a case related to a question about citizenship the Trump administration wants to include on the 2020 census....
2019-07-10, 06:00

Federal Judge Blocks Parts of Trump’s Border Wall Over Improper Funding President Donald Trump’s “big, beautiful” vanity project is facing more setbacks after a federal judge on Friday night temporarily halted construction of a wall on the southern U.S. border because the project’s funding likely is illegal....
2019-05-25, 17:13

Judge blocks justice department's legal team change in US census cases A US district judge called the request ‘patently deficient’ after it was announced that nine lawyers would be replacedA federal judge in New York ruled the US Department of Justice can’t replace nine lawyers on the legal team arguing the controversial dispute over whether the administration can add ...
2019-07-10, 06:26

Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump administration's 9-day-old asylum rule A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a rule preventing most migrants from claiming political asylum.        ...
2019-07-25, 08:26

Trump vows appeal after U.S. federal judge blocks use of some border wall funds U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday vowed to appeal a U.S. judge's ruling blocking his administration from using $2.5 billion in funds intended for anti-drug activities to construct a wall along the southern border with Mexico....
2019-06-29, 19:00

Iowa governor blocks bill aimed at stopping anti-Trump suits DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has vetoed a measure that Republican lawmakers pushed through in the final days of the legislative session to stop the state’s Democratic attorney general from filing or joining lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump’s policies. The mea...
2019-05-22, 18:13

Federal court blocks Arkansas from enforcing recently passed 18-week abortion ban A federal judge temporarily blocked Arkansas from enforcing a recently passed ban on abortion for women who are more than 18 weeks pregnant, just minutes before the new law was to take effect on Wednesday....
2019-07-24, 16:52

SCOTUS Blocks Census Citizenship Question, But Rules Political Gerrymandering Constitutional On the last day of its term, the nation’s highest court churned out two major rulings today: One concerning the U.S. Census, the other, the future of gerrymandering....
2019-06-28, 00:26

US Judge Blocks Some Funds Sought By Donald Trump For Mexico Border Wall The Trump administration must temporarily halt the use of some Defense Department funds for a border wall with Mexico, a judge ruled on Friday, because the money was not specifically authorized by......
2019-05-25, 08:01

Judge temporarily blocks New York from giving Trump's state tax returns to Congress The president's lawyers had asked Judge Carl Nichols to stop Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., from "requesting or receiving" Trump's New York state tax returns under that state law, known as the TRUST Act....
2019-08-02, 00:13

German rescue ship heads to Malta after Italy blocks Lampedusa port Sea-Eye said its rescue ship will sail to Malta due to deteriorating conditions on board. They have called on Europe to intervene in Italy's hard-line measures, saying "human lives are not a bargaining chip."...
2019-07-07, 02:52

Federal judge blocks Trump administration rule requiring drug prices in TV ads The decision, handed down just hours before the rule was set to take effect, came in response to a lawsuit challenging the authority of the Department of Health and Human Services....
2019-07-09, 12:52

Judge blocks Trump administration from requiring drug companies to list prices in TV ads A federal judge ruled Monday to block the Trump administration from forcing pharmaceutical companies to list the prices of medication in television advertisements....
2019-07-09, 05:13

Judge Blocks Trump Rule Requiring Drug Companies to List Prices in TV Ads A federal court judge said the Health and Human Services Department had overreached its regulatory authority in trying to force drugmakers to disclose their prices....
2019-07-09, 02:39

Israel blocks Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering country Trump openly encouraged Israel to bar Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., from taking a planned trip to the country.        ...
2019-08-16, 14:26

UPDATE 1-Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Wilders says Twitter blocks his account Dutch far-right politician and anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders said on Friday that Twitter had temporarily blocked his account following remarks he made about a political rival....
2019-05-31, 14:13

Vietnam, China embroiled in South China Sea standoff Vietnamese and Chinese ships have been embroiled in a weeks-long standoff near an offshore oil block in disputed waters of the South China Sea, which fall within Vietnam's exclusive economic zone, two Washington-based think-tanks said on Wednesday....
2019-07-17, 11:01

Judge Blocks William Barr's Inhumane Plan to Deny Asylum Seekers Bail A federal judge has blocked a plan by the Trump administration that would have denied bail to asylum seekers who crossed into the U.S. illegally, according to Bloomberg. The ruling was made in response to a class-action lawsuit brought by asylum seekers....
2019-07-03, 08:52

Federal judge blocks Indiana law banning 2nd trimester abortion procedure from taking effect INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Federal judge blocks Indiana law banning 2nd trimester abortion procedure from taking effect. The post Federal judge blocks Indiana law banning 2nd trimester abortion procedure from taking effect appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-06-29, 01:26

9th Circuit blocks emergency funding for border wall, as White House vows appeal The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a freeze on Pentagon money that the Trump administration sought to repurpose to build a border wall with Mexico, prompting the White House to promise an immediate appeal....
2019-07-04, 06:13

Federal judge blocks Trump admin policy keeping asylum seekers locked up U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman ruled Tuesday that people who are detained after entering the country illegally to seek protection are entitled to bond hearings....
2019-07-03, 03:13

Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question; Donald Trump calls for delay After months of controversy, the Supreme Court delivered its long-awaited ruling Thursday on whether the government can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census -- blocking the move days before a key deadline....
2019-06-28, 00:26

Italian exit polls indicate Matteo Salvini’s right-wing populist League is leading Italian party in European election ROME (AP) — Italian exit polls indicate Matteo Salvini’s right-wing populist League is leading Italian party in European election. The post Italian exit polls indicate Matteo Salvini’s right-wing populist League is leading Italian party in European election appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-05-27, 00:13

Sen. Rand Paul Blocks Bipartisan Bill to Make Sure Sept. 11 Victims’ Fund Never Runs Out of Money (WASHINGTON) — A Republican senator has blocked a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims’ compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul questions the bill’s 70-year time frame and notes that the federal government already faces a $...
2019-07-17, 21:52

No-deal Brexit: Britain heads towards the cliff after Bercow blocks plan to prevent chaotic exit Getty The chances of a no-deal Brexit appeared to increase as Remain-supporting MPs blocked from tabling plan to stop government spending money if a new prime minister took the UK out of the EU with no deal. Hillary Benn, chair of the Commons Brexit committee, believes there are just a few parliame...
2019-07-02, 20:13

Arizona standoff: car vs. cactus and cactus wins Arizona authorities say a driver escaped injury when his car's windshield was pierced by the trunk of a saguaro cactus during a wreck Wednesday on the outskirts of Tucson. (July 10)        ...
2019-07-11, 02:39

Hope Hicks slams 'chaos' created by Steele dossier in testimony before House Dems; WH blocks dozens of questions In lengthy and sometimes contentious closed-door testimony on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, former top White House adviser Hope Hicks took a shot at the discredited Steele dossier, pointed out that "we have this thing called Google now," and even elicited some light-hearted laments from lawmakers when ...
2019-06-21, 06:26

Judge allows Roadshow to raise piracy cases quicker, blocks more piracy websites A group of studios, headed by Roadshow, will only need to notify carriage service providers within two months, instead of six, of when they will raise a legal application to block alleged piracy websites....
2019-08-19, 13:52

Rand Paul blocks attempt to permanently fund 9/11 victims fund Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand accused Republicans of playing “political games” after a GOP senator Wednesday blocked her effort to permanently fund the 9/11 victim compensation. Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) attempted to pass the legislation by voice vote but was blocked by GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky,...
2019-07-17, 21:13

'The Tulip' tower: backers consider appeal after Sadiq Khan blocks application Backers of the proposed Tulip tower in the City of London are considering an appeal after Sadiq Khan threw out their application for the 1,000ft tourist attraction....
2019-07-16, 14:52

Latest 'Minecraft' update means new blocks, better villages, and pillagers with crossbows Now a decade since its arrival, its 10th anniversary is this month, 'Minecraft' is still growing with the recent Villages & Pillage update.        ...
2019-05-21, 15:00

White House blocks former Trump aide from answering House panel’s questions, angering Democrats The White House asserted immunity for Hope Hicks, a private citizen, as she appeared before the House Judiciary Committee. Democrats said the exemption does not exist....
2019-06-20, 03:52

'It's like a war zone': Philadelphia police locked in 'volatile' standoff with at least one gunman; 6 officers shot Several Philadelphia police officers have been injured in an active shooter situation, Sgt. Eric Gripp tweeted Wednesday afternoon.        ...
2019-08-15, 06:00

Can Mexico fix the migrant crisis? The air is thick with humidity on the Suchiate River that separates Mexico from Guatemala. Yet the pontoon men are busy as usual. Using long poles, they strain as they push wooden rafts lashed to huge inner tubes from one bank to the other, illegally but openly ferrying goods and humans from one cou...
2019-06-21, 20:52

Federal judge blocks Ohio's 'heartbeat bill' abortion ban A federal judge temporarily blocked Ohio's ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.        ...
2019-07-03, 23:26

U.S. limits protections for some migrant children U.S. immigration authorities on Friday said the government would limit which migrant children who enter the country alone qualify for special protections in the United States, the latest move by the Trump administration to tighten immigration restrictions....
2019-06-01, 05:39

How severe is overcrowding at some US migrant facilities? Very Report found that 88 men were held in a cell with a maximum capacity of 41 – or less than 0.3 sq meters of space for each manOvercrowding is so severe at some US migrant detention facilities that adult detainees are held in cells where they each have less than 0.3 sq meters of space.A report release...
2019-07-05, 11:26

Report says migrant healthcare flawed TUCSON – A new report says hospital and immigration enforcement policies are having a negative impact on migrant healthcare. “It really shows flaws in our system where someone who is doing a great job for our society and has training as a law enforcement professional but that person is b...
2019-06-11, 07:13

Honduran migrant dies while in ICE custody A 30-year-old Honduran man died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody after getting sick at a Houston detention facility, the agency said Monday. Yimi Alexis Balderramos-Torres was found unresponsive at the Houston Contract Detention Facility early Sunday and died in a local hospital, ICE s...
2019-07-02, 06:00

In limbo: Migrant boy still separated from parents Taken into custody at the border, David Xol was sent back to gang-ridden rural Guatemala -- but his son was held in detention. Now 9 years old and sheltered by a loving Texas family, Byron Xol may be returned to his parents and homeland. (July 12)        ...
2019-07-12, 12:39

How the media contributed to the migrant crisis Disaster reporting plays to set ideas about people from ‘over there’. By Daniel TrillingWhen did you notice the word “migrant” start to take precedence over the many other terms applied to people on the move? For me it was in 2015, as the refugee crisis in Europe reached its peak. While debate raged...
2019-08-01, 14:26

What Is Happening at Migrant Detention Centers? Here’s What to Know In light of recent reports of overcrowded and unsanitary conditions at migrant detention centers run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other federal agencies, top Democrats have summoned the acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the acting Secretary of Homeland ...
2019-07-10, 21:13

Mediterranean gets new NGO migrant rescue ship Humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee says it has relaunched migrant rescues off Libya, seven months after it was forced to abandon its activities. The new mission comes after a standoff between Italy and Sea-Watch 3....
2019-07-21, 14:13

Migrant rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3: What you need to know The standoff between Sea-Watch 3 and the Italian government ended with the arrest of Captain Carola Rackete, who now faces prosecution. But international maritime law and a country's own laws often don't chime....
2019-07-01, 20:39

EU should charter migrant flights, says Italian FM Italy's foreign minister has called for recent problems posed by mass migration to be solved within a European framework. Italy has borne the brunt of a huge influx of migrants to Europe that erupted in 2015....
2019-07-14, 12:13

US restores some aid but vows no more without migrant action WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is easing previously announced cuts in hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Central American nations of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. But it says it won’t provide new assistance until they reduce the number of migrants coming to U.S. b...
2019-06-17, 22:26

UN: Migrant deaths in Americas pass 500 in 2019 The International Organization for Migration says the number of migrant deaths in the Americas in 2019 has passed 500. Almost half of the deaths were recorded at the US-Mexican border....
2019-08-17, 05:26

Documenting migrant deaths in the Mediterranean – in pictures Six people a day die crossing the Mediterranean. The work of Italian photojournalist Max Hirzel in his series Migrant Bodies speaks to the human stories behind this statistic and underlines how efforts to identify the dead are helping bereaved families. It will be on show at Sink Without Trace, an e...
2019-06-08, 19:00

Tucson migrant shelter set to close in July TUCSON — Blankets line the floor of Tucson City councilman Steve Kozachik’s midtown office Saturday. On Friday night, dozens of migrant children slept here because Kozachik said Tucson’s Benedictine Monastery, the main shelter the city uses in this migrant crisis is over capacity. ...
2019-06-30, 12:39

Death on the Rio Grande: A Look at a Perilous Migrant Route President Trump’s immigration clampdown has pushed an increasing surge of migrants into the harsh river current as the fastest route to American soil....
2019-06-08, 08:13

New Mexico counties revolt against migrant releases Two more New Mexico counties have declared their opposition to taking in migrants in a growing revolt against federal authorities dropping off a surge in Central American families in the state's rural, southern communities....
2019-05-23, 02:13

US closes facility that detained migrant who later died HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. border agents have temporarily closed their primary facility for processing migrants in South Texas one day after authorities say a 16-year-old died after being diagnosed with the flu at the facility. In a statement released late Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said i...
2019-05-22, 09:13

| Girl, 10, sixth known migrant child to die in US custody US authorities say that a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died last year after being detained by border authorities in a previously unreported case....
2019-05-23, 22:13

Migrant ship captain released without charge The German captain of a rescue ship, who was arrested for forcing her vessel into an Italian port with dozens of migrants aboard, will be released without charge, Italy's ANSA news agency reported....
2019-07-02, 22:52

Two US Marines Arrested For Migrant Trafficking Of Mexicans Two US Marines have been arrested for smuggling undocumented Mexican migrants into the United States in exchange for money, according to a court document....
2019-07-10, 08:26

New PM 'should lower migrant worker salary threshold' The Tory leadership hopefuls are facing pressure to lower the salary threshold for migrant workers from £30,000 to £20,000 to avoid skills shortages across the economy after Brexit....
2019-07-17, 13:13

Migrant children still being separated from parents at border More than a year after the Trump administration ended a controversial policy that led to hundreds of family separations, as many as five migrant children per day continue to be separated from their parents at the border....
2019-07-13, 03:13

| Nearly 40 killed in air strike on Libya migrant centre Nearly 40 migrants were killed in an air strike in their detention centre in a Tripoli suburb blamed on Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who has been trying for three months to seize the capital....
2019-07-03, 13:39

Guatemalan teen is 3rd minor migrant to die in U.S. custody A 16-year-old migrant boy died while in the custody of the U.S. government in Texas on Monday, the third minor migrant death in less than a month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said....
2019-05-21, 15:00

Guatemala, U.S. Discuss Controversial Migrant Deal Under safe-third-country treaty, the violence-racked Central American nation would require asylum seekers from Honduras and El Salvador to make their claims there....
2019-06-20, 03:26

On Migrant Journeys With WhatsApp and Google Translate Miriam Jordan, who covers immigration for The Times, says that migrants crossing the border often use WhatsApp and that Google Translate can break the ice....
2019-05-29, 16:39

Mexico's migrant shelters overwhelmed in crackdown Thin mattresses cover every inch of floor each night at the Good Shepherd shelter near the Mexico-Guatemala border, even spilling into the kitchen and the chapel, as an over-capacity crowd of migrants tries to find space to sleep....
2019-06-20, 04:26

Far-right AfD 'complicit' in German pro-migrant politician's killing Senior members of Angela Merkel's CDU have criticized the "hate and incitement" circulated by the far-right AfD, saying it is partly to blame for the death of pro-immigration politician Walter Lübcke....
2019-06-20, 13:39

US launches raids targeting migrant families A federal agency has launched a series of raids in nine cities, targeting families of migrants. But officials in the targeted cities have refused to support the raids, with New York's mayor calling them "unsuccessful."...
2019-07-14, 22:26

Art exhibit showcases migrant children’s journey TUCSON — Thousands of children seeking asylum have taken shelter at the Benedictine Monastery this year. The journey to the United States can take a mental and emotional toll, especially for the children involved. Volunteers at the shelter have been using art to help those children. The kids have ma...
2019-07-15, 05:26

Airstrike Kills 44 in a Libyan Migrant Detention Hub An airstrike on a migrant detention center in Tripoli killed at least 44 people, U.N. officials said, in the deadliest single attack in a three-month long battle for Libya’s capital among the country’s warring factions....
2019-07-03, 19:13

Migrant detentions at border in May highest since 2007 The U.S. Border Patrol's apprehensions of migrants at the border with Mexico hit their highest level in more than a decade in May and officials warned they don't have the money and resources to care for the surge of parents and children entering the country....
2019-06-06, 02:13

UN says migrant boat capsized off Libya's coast The U.N. migration agency says a boat carrying dozens of Europe-bound migrants has capsized off Libya's Mediterranean coast, as the search for survivors continues....
2019-06-02, 17:13

How The Times Analyzed the Migrant Center Airstrike It seemed too outrageous that such a place would be bombed, but if it were true it might be a war crime. It was the middle of the night in Libya. How could we verify the claim?...
2019-07-18, 04:13

Report: US to target 2,000 migrant families on Sunday Officials have told US media that a major operation to arrest thousands of illegal immigrants is coming. The Trump administration has asked for an even harder crackdown than the Department of Homeland Security requested....
2019-06-22, 06:26

Far-right AfD 'complicit' in German pro-migrant politician's murder Senior members of Angela Merkel's CDU have criticized the "hate and incitement" circulated by the far-right AfD, saying it is partly to blame for the death of pro-immigration politician Walter Lübcke....
2019-06-19, 21:52

Board of Supervisors approves new migrant shelter TUCSON –The Board of Supervisors approved Monday leasing a former Pima County Juvenile Center to Catholic Community Services as a temporary housing location for asylum seekers. Since January, the Casa Alitas program through Catholic Community Services has housed thousands of asylum seekers at Tucson...
2019-07-22, 21:52

New migrant processing center to open in Arizona U.S. Customs and Border Protection is opening a new facility for migrants in Yuma, Arizona, near the Mexico border. The 500-person tent will house migrant families and children. (June 28)        ...
2019-06-29, 02:26

An average of 1 migrant child has died each day since 2014: UN Migrant children have died or gone missing at the rate of nearly one per day worldwide over the past five years, with treacherous journeys like those across the Mediterranean or the US-Mexico border, according to the UN migration agency....
2019-06-28, 19:13

Arizona should drop charges against pro-migrant activist: U.N. United Nations human rights experts urged U.S. authorities on Wednesday to drop charges against an Arizona man on trial for providing aid and shelter to migrants crossing over from Mexico....
2019-06-05, 22:13

Mexico says migrant apprehensions at U.S. border down 30% in June from May Mexico's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that migrant apprehensions at the U.S. southern border were down 30% in June from May, citing data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection....
2019-07-03, 07:39

UN: On average, one migrant child has died per day since 2014 A report by the UN's migration office said children are dying during migration at alarming rates, most of them perishing on the Mediterranean. The deadliest routes for children are those that involve water crossings....
2019-06-29, 07:26

Trump Says Guatemala Is Set to Help Stem Migrant Flow President Trump said in a par of tweets that Guatemala was getting ready to sign an agreement that would make it a final refuge for asylum seekers, and that the U.S. will increase its efforts to deport illegal immigrants....
2019-06-18, 07:00

At least 30 killed in hit on Tripoli migrant detention center: U.N. At least 30 migrants were killed in an overnight strike on a Tripoli migrant detention center and dozens were injured, the United Nations refugee agency said on Wednesday....
2019-07-03, 10:52

President-elect says Guatemala can’t do migrant deal with US Guatemala President-elect Alejandro Giammattei says his country will not be able to hold up its side of an immigration agreement with the United States by serving as a “safe third country.”...
2019-08-14, 05:52

CPB announces 2 more adult migrant deaths at border U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced two more Central American migrant deaths, bringing the number of migrants who died at the southwestern border over the weekend to three....
2019-06-04, 23:26

Malta bans Sea-Eye migrant rescue ship from its waters Malta officials have denied German-flagged rescue ship Alan Kurdi access to their territorial waters to prevent it from docking at their ports. The ship, operated by the Sea-Eye charity, has 65 migrants on board....
2019-07-07, 15:39

Migrant children in detention facility draw themselves in cages EL PASO, Texas (NBC NEWS) — Migrant children should not be held in detention centers, the incoming president of the American Academy of Pediatrics said Wednesday after touring Customs and Border Protection facilities last week. “Children do not belong in Customs and Border Protection facilities, or ...
2019-07-05, 00:26

At U.S.-Mexico border, a bus becomes a school for migrant children in limbo The children crammed into the bus and sat in two neat lines, poring over notebooks at desks where once there had been passenger seats. From the overhead baggage bins, a teacher hung their exploits: colored alphabet letters, watercolor paintings....
2019-08-05, 23:13

EU border force Frontex implicated in migrant abuse New reports, disputed by Frontex, place the EU border agency at scenes of brutality against migrants. The border guards of Greece, Bulgaria and Hungary have been found to be especially brutal....
2019-08-05, 18:39

German migrant rescue ship heads for Lampedusa The German-flagged ship had rescued 40 refugees from a sinking vessel off the coast of Libya. But the ship's operator signaled its intention to stay outside Italian territorial waters after Italy banned it from entering....
2019-08-01, 14:26

ACLU says more than 900 migrant children separated from parents in last year The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge Tuesday to block the Trump administration from continuing to separate migrant children from their parents, saying in court documents that more than 900 children have been separated from their parents since the practice was ordered to be stoppe...
2019-08-01, 01:39

Migrant man dies at New Mexico Border Patrol station The 32-year-old migrant man from El Salvador went "medical distress" while being processed at the Border Patrol Station in Lordsburg, New Mexico.        ...
2019-08-02, 02:39

More than 80 feared dead as migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia Four men were pulled from sinking vessel with one later dying in hospital, says officialMore than 80 people trying to reach Europe from Libya are feared dead after their boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia, according to the UN migration agency.The boat sank on Wednesday off the port town of Zarzi...
2019-07-05, 03:13

The Latest: Volunteer says migrant boat that sank overloaded Tunisian Red Crescent volunteer says the boat filled with migrants that capsized off the Tunisian coast was carrying more than double its capacity when it sank -- 86 people instead of 40...
2019-07-04, 21:39

At least 44 die as air strike hits Libya migrant detention center: U.N. An air strike hit a detention center for mainly African migrants in a suburb of the Libyan capital Tripoli late on Tuesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the United Nations said....
2019-07-04, 01:00