May 10, 2019

Seized N. Korea ship accused of violating US sanctions could be auctioned, used in Navy SEAL training

US Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York(NEW YORK) -- The North Korean bulk cargo carrier formally seized by the United States this week could become an auction item or a training boat for Navy SEALS. The Wise Honest, North Korea’s second-largest cargo vessel, is on its way to American Samoa after federal prosecutors said Thursday that the ship was seized because it carried banned exports of North Korean coal. “Today’s civil action is the first-ever seizure of a North Ko..
May 10, 2019

Giuliani plots trip to Ukraine in effort to hurt Biden, help Trump

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is on a new mission now that he has finished jousting with the special counsel: stopping former Vice President Joe Biden from becoming the 2020 Democratic nominee. “Explain to me why Biden shouldn’t be investigated,” Giuliani said Friday in a tweet that went on to level allegations against the former vice president, who is now a leading Democratic candidate for president. In a trip planned for the ..
May 10, 2019

US deporting more and more people to Eritrea — a country it says tortures and kills its citizens

NatanaelGinting/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- As the U.S. remains locked in a debate over asylum seekers from Central America, lawyers and advocacy groups say they are seeing an alarming uptick in deportations to the African nation of Eritrea -- a country that President Donald Trump's government acknowledges arbitrarily imprisons and tortures its own citizens. The plight of Eritrean refugees, while relatively small, strikes at the heart of the ongoing dispute in America over who is entitled to seek..
May 10, 2019

Beijing vows retaliation after US increases tariffs on $200 billion of imports

daboost/iStock(BEIJING) -- After the working dinner between U.S. and Chinese negotiators in Washington ended after only 90 minutes and without a last-minute deal, President Donald Trump's threat to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday. The response from China to the U.S. increasing levies on imported goods to 25 percent from 10 percent was immediate. At least on paper. "China deeply regrets that it will have to take necessary countermeas..