Daily Archive: November 16, 2017

Nov
16

Ivanka Trump warned to stay quiet after speaking out about sexual assault allegations

Ivanka Trump warned to stay quiet after speaking out about sexual assault allegationsFirst daughter Ivanka Trump's harsh statement about Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore drew some backlash from Breitbart this week.


Nov
16

China's Belt and Road Initiative Is Stoking Tensions with India

China's Belt and Road Initiative Is Stoking Tensions with IndiaIf Beijing maintains its current approach of BRI implementation, it will push New Delhi to balance against increasing Chinese power. The Chinese Communist Party enshrined President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) into its constitution at the 19th National Congress in October. This move signaled the depth of the Chinese commitment to its massive infrastructure investment plan and ostensibly prompted last week’s quadrilateral meeting between senior officials from the United States, Japan, India, and Australia on the future of a “free and open Indo-Pacific.” India’s participation in the dialogue is yet another signal that China’s method of implementing the BRI is driving a wedge between these neighbors and creating an opportunity for the United States to strengthen its ties with New Delhi.


Nov
16

School cancels Muslim speaker after teacher organising presentation receives threats

School cancels Muslim speaker after teacher organising presentation receives threatsA teacher at Northeastern Middle School in Bristol, Connecticut, had invited a local Muslim woman to speak about her faith and sent a note to parents informing them of the event. The letter, which was posted online, introduced the speaker as a New York City native who resided in Connecticut and had founded an organisation devoted to “empowerment of Muslim women”. In a statement to NBC, Bristol Public Schools superintendent Susan Kalt Moreau said despite the cancellation “there was an outpouring of support for bringing a speaker in to support our curriculum which includes religions of the world”.


Nov
16

Woman Dies After Cleaning Scene Of Son's Suspected Drug Overdose

Woman Dies After Cleaning Scene Of Son's Suspected Drug OverdoseA Pennsylvania mother caring for her son after his suspected drug overdose is believed to have accidentally overdosed on the same substance while cleaning his home, leading to her death.


Nov
16

US nets 214 arrests in MS-13 gang sweep

US nets 214 arrests in MS-13 gang sweepUS authorities announced Thursday that 214 members of the notorious MS-13 gang had been arrested in a one-month sweep around the country. More than half of those picked up in the action which was led by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, were arrested on immigration violations. The largest part of the group, 135, were from El Salvador, followed by Honduras and Mexico.


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