January 15, 2020

Congress urges Trump to sanction Egypt for American’s death after he pleaded for help

iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers mourned the death of U.S. citizen Mustafa Kassem -- who died in Egyptian prison after being imprisoned for over six years on trumped up charges -- and they demanded the Trump administration impose sanctions on Egyptian officials as punishment. The Trump administration was accused by some members for abandoning Kassem, who made multiple pleas for President Donald Trump to secure his freedom from Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi. "Th..
January 15, 2020

Russian government resigns after Putin proposed constitutional changes

dicus63/iStock(MOSCOW) -- Russia’s president Vladimir Putin on Wednesday launched a major political shake-up, replacing his prime minister Dmitry Medvedev and proposing a series of changes to Russia’s constitution in what experts said were attempts to create options for retaining power should he step down in 2024. Putin used his annual state of the nation address in Moscow to announce several proposed amendments to the constitution, which would transfer greater power to Russia’s parliament and w..
January 15, 2020

American accused of killing hotel worker in Anguilla sues resort company

Marilyn Nieves/iStock(LONDON) -- An American man accused of killing a hotel employee who he claims attacked his family in Anguilla is suing the resort company that operates the hotel for negligence. Scott Hapgood, 44, and his family, who all reside in Darien, Connecticut, filed the lawsuit against Auberge Resorts on Monday in the superior court of California's Marin County, where the company is based. The complaint alleges negligence in the hiring and supervision of Kenny Mitchel, 27, a for..
January 15, 2020

The last decade was the warmest ever recorded, 2019 the 2nd warmest year in history

RapidEye/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Last year was the second warmest year on record around the globe, making the last decade the warmest in recorded history, according to a new government report released Wednesday. Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the higher average temperatures are the result of human activities that release greenhouse gases and that the trends of warming show that the effects of global warming..