Month: August 2018

US cuts nearly $300 million in aid for Palestinian refugees

The Trump administration announced Friday that it is cutting nearly $300 million in planned funding for a United Nations Agency that aids Palestinian refugees after finding the operation “irredeemably flawed.”

Brazil court deciding on fate of da Silva’s presidential bid

SAO PAULO (AP) – Brazil’s top electoral court on Friday began debating whether jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva – the campaign front-runner – will be able to run in October’s presidential election or be barred due to a corruption convi…

Ian Smith, ex-DHS analyst linked to white nationalists, attended White House policy meetings: Report

Ian Smith, a former Department of Homeland Security analyst who recently quit his job amid questions over his ties to white nationalists, attended multiple immigration policy meetings at the White House convened by President Trump’s senior adviser Step…

Trump wants more workers to have retirement plans

President Trump on Friday took action to make it easier for small businesses to offer employees retirement savings plans, potential giving millions of American workers for the first time access to 401(k) and other plans. Mr. Trump signed an executive o…