Month: September 2018

Problems for Pentagon’s immigrant recruit program

WASHINGTON (AP) – Stricter Trump administration immigration policies have stymied Pentagon plans to restart a program that allowed thousands of people with critical medical or Asian and African language skills to join the military and become American c…

Separatists block traffic to recall divisive Catalan vote

GIRONA, Spain (AP) – Activists advocating for Catalonia’s secession from Spain are blocking major highways, train lines and avenues across the northeastern region, one year after a banned referendum crushed by police failed to deliver an independent st…

Trump says he supports ‘comprehensive’ FBI Kavanaugh probe

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump said Monday he wants the FBI to do a “comprehensive” investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh. But he also said he stands by his Supreme Court nominee “all the way.” Trump said duri…

Mitchell says she would not bring criminal charges against Kavanaugh in memo

Rachel Mitchell, the sex-crimes prosecutor who questioned Dr. Christine Blasey Ford last week, wrote in a memo released late Sunday that there were inconsistencies in Ford’s testimony and that– given the information at hand– she would not bring crimi…

Mexican students massacred by army in 1968, by gangs today

MEXICO CITY (AP) – When soldiers massacred as many as 300 people at a student protest in Mexico City’s Tlatelolco plaza on Oct. 2, 1968, the killers wore uniforms. Today, students in Mexico say they are still under attack, but now from thugs, drug cart…

Canada reaches trade deal with U.S.

TORONTO — The U.S. and Canada reached the basis of a free trade deal Sunday night, a senior Canadian government official said. The agreement preserved a NAFTA dispute-resolution process that the U.S. wanted to jettison, the official told The…

US, Canada reach NAFTA deal

The U.S. and Canada have reached a deal on an updated North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after negotiators in Washington and Ottawa worked furiously into the night to meet a self-imposed midnight Sunday deadline….