Tag Archives: moves

Pennsylvania GOP Moves To Impeach Supreme Court Democrats For Gerrymandering Ruling

Pennsylvania GOP Moves To Impeach Supreme Court Democrats For Gerrymandering RulingA dozen GOP Pennsylvania lawmakers filed legislation on Tuesday to impeach



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Florida Moves To Arm Teachers After School Massacre

Florida Moves To Arm Teachers After School MassacreFlorida’s Republican-controlled state House and Senate advanced bills this week that would train teachers to carry guns in classrooms, advancing GOP calls for more weapons in schools following the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. President Donald Trump last week floated the idea of arming up to 20 percent of teachers, proposing bonuses for educators who undergo training. Law enforcement groups and teacher organizations strongly oppose the idea.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Some Parkland Students Won't Return to School Until Gun Reform Moves Forward

Some Parkland Students Won't Return to School Until Gun Reform Moves ForwardSurvivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida say they want to see change.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Russia moves to block British UN resolution to condemn Iran over Yemen arms

Russia moves to block British UN resolution to condemn Iran over Yemen armsNegotiations continued on Sunday over a United Nations Security Council vote slated for Monday morning on a British-drafted resolution that would commit to future action against Tehran and condemn Iran for providing missiles and drones to the Houthi rebels in Yemen. However, over the weekend Russia submitted a rival text, aimed at blocking action against Iran.  Yemen has been engulfed by civil war since 2015, when the Houthis clashed with forces loyal to government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. A multinational coalition led by Saudi Arabia intervened in March 2015, and Saudi-led airstrikes have been met by sporadic missile attacks from Houthi forces at Saudi Arabia.  This month, independent experts from the UN found that ballistic missiles fired from Yemen into Saudi Arabia in 2017 were made in Iran and introduced into Yemen after the 2015 arms embargo. Tehran has denied sending weapons. A fighter from the separatist Southern Transitional Council on February 25, 2018, at the site of two suicide car bombings  Credit:  AFP The UN embargo was accompanied by a demand that the Houthis, who control the capital, Sana'a, "immediately and unconditionally end violence, withdraw forces from areas they have seized, [and] relinquish all arms" and respect the legitimate government.  Diplomats said Russia could veto the British text, allowing for a vote on its own draft resolution. The Russian version proposes to extend the sanctions against Yemen, but makes no mention of the UN report's findings on Iran and possible action targeting Tehran.  It maintains the UN's findings on the origins of the Houthi missiles are inconclusive.  The US has been vocal in its condemnation of what it has long claimed is Iranian intervention in Yemen. Nikki Haley briefs the media in front of remains of a ballistic missile  Credit: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas In November, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley showcased recovered missile debris fired from Yemen at a military base in Washington, describing it as "terrifying" and saying the weaponry "might as well have had 'made in Iran' stickers" on it. Since the war began more than 10,000 people have been killed, the World Health Organization has recorded over a million cases of cholera, and 130 children are estimated to die of starvation every day. On Sunday, medical sources said a mother and three of her children have died of their wounds from a double suicide bombing outside the headquarters of an anti-terror unit in Yemen's port city of Aden, bringing the death toll to 12. Saturday's attack was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Doomsday Clock moves thirty seconds closer to 'midnight' due to rising nuclear tensions, climate change

Doomsday Clock moves thirty seconds closer to 'midnight' due to rising nuclear tensions, climate changeThe Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists officially moved its Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to 'midnight' on Thursday morning, citing both rising nuclear tensions and climate change as the main influences behind the update.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

South Korea moves to expand remit of planned talks with North

South Korea moves to expand remit of planned talks with NorthSouth Korea wants the reunification of families divided since the end of the Korean War to be on the agenda when its diplomats meet their North Korean counterparts at Panmunjom on Tuesday morning. Cho Myoung-Gyon, South Korea's unification minister, said on Monday that Seoul also hopes to be able to explore ways of reducing tensions on the Korean Peninsula when the two sides meet to discuss arrangements for North Korean athletes to take part in the upcoming Winter Olympic Games. "We will listen to what North Korea will say", Mr Cho told reporters in Seoul. "We will make efforts to enable the North to take part in the games. "Basically, the two sides will focus on the Olympics", Yonhap news quoted Mr Cho as saying. "When discussing inter-Korean relations, the government will seek to raise the issue of war-torn families and ways to east military tensions". Mr Cho will head the five-strong South Korean delegation taking part in the talks, which are scheduled to start at 10am local time in one of the prefabricated blue huts that sit astride the North-South border at Panmunjom and have been the scene of countless – mostly fruitless – discussions since an armistice was signed to halt the three-year Korean War. North Korea Imports exports The talks will be the first direct dialogue between the two governments since December 2015. Reuniting families who have been separated for more than 60 years has been a regular request from successive governments in the South. Since August 2000,  South Koreans have been able to travel to the North to meet their relatives on more than 20 occasions, although deteriorating ties between Pyongyang and successive and more hard-line conservative governments in the South have meant that the last meeting was in February 2014. North Korea has been accused of using the families in the North as a bargaining chip to wring concessions out of the South and, given the dwindling number of relatives still alive and their desperation to see their loved-ones, may use a similar tactic again. The North Korean delegation will be headed by Ri Son-gwon, chairman of the state-run Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea. Regarded as a veteran negotiator, he has overseen cross-border military talks since 2006 and is considered to be a key advisor to Kim Young-chol, vice chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party and reportedly the mastermind behind the sinking in 2010 of the South Korean warship Cheonan and the deaths of 46 of her crew. South Korean army soldiers stand guard on Unification Bridge, which leads to the demilitarized zone, near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea Credit: Ahn Young-joon/ AP North Korean state media has hinted at Pyongyang's priorities going into the talks, with the Korea Central News Agency reporting: "The entire process of North-South relations shows that efforts to improve bilateral ties can come to fruition only when the two sides work together based upon cooperation among Korean people." "The will to enhance North-South relations must be backed up not by words, but by practical actions to foster inter-Korean reconciliation and unity, and reunification", it added. While the North appears to be extending an olive branch to the South, no such niceties are on offer to Washington, despite suggestions by President Donald Trump that he would be open to a telephone conversation with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader. "The imperialist forces, led by the United State, are violently infringing upon other countries' sovereignty and slaughtering peaceful residents", the Rodong Sinmun newspaper said in an editorial. "The US-led unequal international order is now shaken to the roots by our republic, which has emerged as a new strategic state capable of posing an actual nuclear threat to the US mainland", it added. North Korea war puff The newspaper went on to describe Mr Trump as "a premium war dealer who destroys world peace". Polls in South Korea have suggested that three-quarters of the population are in favour of North Korean athletes taking part in the Winter Olympics, which are due to start in the city of Pyeongchang on February 9. Yet conservative politicians and large parts of the South Korean media continue to warn that the North cannot be trusted. In its editorial on Monday, the ChosunIlbo newspaper called for the South Korean government to stick to the principle of negotiations being geared to ultimately removing nuclear weapons from the peninsula. "No international principles must be compromised just to ensure a bit of glory for the Pyeongchang Olympics", the editorial declared. "Seoul would be reduced to a tool in realising Pyongyang's evil schemes", it added. "It must not allow itself to get sucked into concessions that weaken international pressure on the regime".



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Trump Administration Moves To Weaken Offshore Safety Rules Prompted By 2010 Spill

Trump Administration Moves To Weaken Offshore Safety Rules Prompted By 2010 SpillThe Trump administration moved on Thursday to eliminate key offshore safety regulations adopted in the wake of the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the biggest in the nation’s history.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Puerto Rico Crisis Lingers as Trump Moves On

Puerto Rico Crisis Lingers as Trump Moves OnMayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico, talks about the challenges the island is still dealing with months after catastrophic hurricanes, problems made worse by the Trump administration's bungling of the response and the new Republican tax law



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

China island expansion moves ahead in South China Sea

China island expansion moves ahead in South China SeaChina’s large-scale land reclamation around disputed reefs and shoals in the South China Sea is “moving ahead steadily”, state media has reported, and is on track to use giant “island-builders” to transform even more of the region. The projects have “completely changed the face of the South China Sea’s islands and reefs”, the report said. China’s sweeping claims overlap with those of Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei, as well as Taiwan.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

The Latest: Zimbabwe inauguration complete; leader moves on

The Latest: Zimbabwe inauguration complete; leader moves onHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa (all times local):



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines