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Solomon Islands Ends Diplomatic Ties with Taipei, Switches to Beijing

Solomon Islands Ends Diplomatic Ties with Taipei, Switches to Beijing The United States reiterated its support for the status quo in the cross-Taiwan Strait relations Tuesday, including Taiwan's diplomatic ties, one day after the Solomon Islands chose to sever ties with Taipei. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has said Beijing's offer was more likely to present significant development fundings to his impoverished country, where less than 50 percent of the population... [Full Article...]

Protesters call on UK to protect Hong Kongers from China

Protesters call on UK to protect Hong Kongers from China Police also banned a planned Civil Human Rights Front march on August 31, but protesters turned up anyway. "I feel this is our duty". "We need to keep coming out to tell the government to respond to our five demands , otherwise it will think we accept the withdrawal [of the extradition bill]", Mandy, a protester, said. [Full Article...]

Is Parliament's suspension illegal? UK's top court to decide

Is Parliament's suspension illegal? UK's top court to decide James Eadie, a lawyer for Johnson, said the ability to prorogue parliament was a matter of politics or "high policy" which was non-justiciable, meaning it was not something on which judges could rule. "That this is a serious and hard question of law is amply demonstrated by the fact that three senior judges in Scotland have reached a different conclusion from three senior judges in England and Wal... [Full Article...]

Missing Florida mother, 4 children found dead

Missing Florida mother, 4 children found dead A warrant has been issued for his arrest for second-degree homicide, according to the sheriff's office . However, deputies said additional charges may be forthcoming. WCJB reported that Mike Jones led police to the children's bodies, telling authorities he'd hidden them just before the accident. Detectives are reportedly continuing their investigation regarding the missing children. [Full Article...]

Solomon ties switch shows China extending its influence in region

Solomon ties switch shows China extending its influence in region China kick-started a campaign to isolate Taiwan and throttle its economy in 2016, when the island democracy of 23 million people elected President Tsai Ing-wen, who is bitterly opposed by the Communist government in Beijing. Tsai vowed to resist pressure from China, saying that the mainland was trying to damage the morale of the Taiwanese people and force Taiwan to accept "one country, two systems... [Full Article...]

Pompeo blames Iran for drone attacks on Saudi oil field

Pompeo blames Iran for drone attacks on Saudi oil field The Huthi rebel drone attacks on Abqaiq and Khurais, two key Aramco facilities in eastern Saudi Arabia , are the latest in a series of raids on the kingdom's oil installations in recent months. Abqaiq was the site of a terrorist attack attempt by al-Qaeda on February 24, 2006, targeting the oil processing facility. "We call on all nations to publicly and unequivocally condemn Iran's attacks", P... [Full Article...]

Trump's tax returns subpoenaed by Manhattan DA's Office, source says

Trump's tax returns subpoenaed by Manhattan DA's Office, source says State prosecutors are seeking Trump's personal returns and returns for the Trump Organization dating back to 2011 from accounting firm Mazars USA dating back to 2011. The U.S. attorney's office in NY informed a court last month that it was finished investigating the payments. The Trump Organization also reimbursed Cohen for money he paid to Daniels. [Full Article...]

Dem presidential candidates call for Kavanaugh's impeachment

Dem presidential candidates call for Kavanaugh's impeachment Several Democratic presidential candidates have lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college. He predicted at "the next Democratic debate, they'll all be saying impeach Kavanaugh, impeach Trump - there's nobody they don't want to impeach". Trump, who fiercely defended K... [Full Article...]


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