Israeli mayor suspends Arab workers amid security concerns

Israeli mayor suspends Arab workers amid security concerns

Mayor Itamar Shimoni of the Israeli city of Ashkelon has announced that the city will no longer allow Israeli Arab construction workers to finish their jobs renovating bomb shelters at kindergartens in the town citing security concerns, a move which Arab civil rights group Adalah calls "arbitrary and racist," according to The Washington Post. “Over the past few days, I have received dozens of inquiries from worried parents who didn’t view kindly that Arab laborers are loitering in kindergarten courtyards of their children with no security,” … [Read More...]

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Britain’s anti-EU party continues to gain ground in parliament

Britain’s anti-EU party continues to gain ground in parliament

The United Kingdom Conservative Party, also known as the Tory Party, lost their second seat in parliament to the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) on Friday. Not only is this loss an embarrassing defeat for the Torries, the political party that Prime Minister David Cameron is part of, it also … [Read More...]

ISIS wants to begin minting its own currency

ISIS wants to begin minting its own currency

The Islamic State (ISIS) has announced plans to begin minting its own currency. The startlingly well-funded Islamic militant group released a few mockup designs for bronze, silver, and gold coins yesterday, according to Haaretz. The Islamic State published some extensive designs and a proposed … [Read More...]

Obama plans to shield five million illegal immigrants from deportation

Obama plans to shield five million illegal immigrants from deportation

Despite near universal opposition from Republicans, President Barack Obama will announce an overhaul of United States immigration policy through an executive action that would shield about five million illegal immigrants from deportation and provide several of them with work permits, according to a … [Read More...]

GM CEO no longer receiving women’s award amid protests

GM CEO no longer receiving women’s award amid protests

General Motors CEO Mary Barra will no longer be attending an award ceremony next week, where she was to receive a national award honoring the achievements of women, in response to objections over the American automaker’s failure to recall vehicles with a faulty ignition switch in a timely manner, … [Read More...]

Monsanto reaches $2.4 million settlement with wheat farmers in the US

Monsanto reaches $2.4 million settlement with wheat farmers in the US

Monsanto and wheat farmers in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States have settled a series of lawsuits over the discovery of genetically modified wheat in Oregon back in 2013, which led to temporary limits on exports of soft white wheat, the agriculture giant announced on Wednesday, as … [Read More...]

Obama wants to put Myanmar back on the path toward democracy

Obama wants to put Myanmar back on the path toward democracy

President Barack Obama announced earlier today that he’s optimistic about the political change in Myanmar, but that more work is needed to push forward with reforms. The Southeast Asian nation emerged from international exile status four years ago after a civilian government took power and initiated … [Read More...]

The full contents of the FBI’s “suicide letter” to MLK have been revealed

The full contents of the FBI’s “suicide letter” to MLK have been revealed

The graphic contents of an anonymous letter that was written by a deputy of J. Edgar Hoover in 1964 and sent to Martin Luther King have been made public for the first time. The chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has hoped that the letter, which refers to King as a “filthy abnormal … [Read More...]

Catholic bishops in the US rally behind Obama on immigration reform

Catholic bishops in the US rally behind Obama on immigration reform

The immigration crisis in the United States became all too apparent over the summer when tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors began crossing the nation’s southern border into Texas. The United Nations calls those fleeing Central America “political refugees,” and immigration activists have … [Read More...]

South Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban has been ruled unconstitutional

South Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban has been ruled unconstitutional

United States District Judge Richard Mark Gergel of Charleston released a 26-page ruling on Wednesday which states that the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals is the controlling authority in the state of South Carolina, according to Metro Weekly, which means that the court’s earlier ruling that South … [Read More...]

NATO claims that Russia is moving combat troops into Ukraine

NATO claims that Russia is moving combat troops into Ukraine

According to BBC, NATO officials have spotted Russian military equipment and combat troops entering into Ukraine. The United Nations Security Council is convening an emergency session to discuss the reported sightings, which the Russian Defense Ministry has denied. However, pro-Russian rebels in … [Read More...]

Russia agrees to build as many as eight nuclear reactors in Iran

Russia agrees to build as many as eight nuclear reactors in Iran

Less than two weeks before the deadline for a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear activity, Russia has agreed to build as many as eight nuclear reactors in the country. The deal which was agreed to by Russia and Iran would see the construction of two nuclear reactors in Iran, with the potential for another … [Read More...]

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Ex-Microsoft CEO helps Harvard double its computer science department

Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, has made a massive gift to his alma mater, Harvard, that will enable the renowned university to double its computer science faculty by adding a dozen new professors. Ballmer tells The Harvard Crimson that he hopes the donation will help Harvard’s computer science department compete with its peers […]

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