India Tables Controversial Citizenship Bill That Critics Slam as Anti-Muslim

NEW DELHI – India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party introduced a controversial bill in parliament Monday seeking to grant citizenship to non-Muslim illegal immigrants from neighboring countries, introducing religion as a criterion for nationality for the first time. Opponents have slammed the proposed legislation as anti-Muslim and divisive and called it a ploy by Prime Minister […]

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Nairobi’s Governor Faces Corruption Charges

The flamboyant governor of Kenya’s capital city has pleaded not guilty to a list of corruption charges that include embezzlement and money laundering. Mike Gideon Mbuvi was arraigned before the anti-corruption court Monday in Nairobi. Mbuvi is a member of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ruling Jubilee Party. Because of his glitzy lifestyle, Mbuvi is known by […]

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Cheney Warns Disengagement in Mideast Benefits Iran, Russia

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned Monday that “American disengagement” in the Middle East will benefit only Iran and Russia, indirectly criticizing President Donald Trump’s pledges to pull forces out of the region.                   While stressing that he’s no longer in government, Cheney’s comments in Dubai cut to the core of […]

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Greta Asks Media to Focus on Other Young Climate Activists

MADRID – Celebrity environmentalist Greta Thunberg is urging media to pay more attention to other young climate activists.                   The 16-year-old Swede has drawn huge crowds with her appearances at protests and conferences over the past year.                   “Our stories have been told over and over again,” Thunberg said as she spoke Monday at a U.N. climate […]

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Biden Calls Sanders’ Pitch to Leverage Israel Aid ‘Bizarre’

OELWEIN, IOWA – Joe Biden said Saturday that it is “bizarre” for Bernie Sanders to propose withholding U.S. military aid from Israel if the government there doesn’t moderate its treatment of Palestinians. The remarks highlight a nuanced but significant distinction between the Democratic presidential contenders. Biden and Sanders support a “two-state solution” for Israel and […]

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