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Europe Edition: Emmanuel Macron, Syria, North Korea: Your Tuesday Briefing

World News (NY Times) - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 11:47pm
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Arkansas carries out first double execution since 2000

Al Jazeera - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 11:37pm
Jack Jones and Marcel Williams executed just days ahead of expiry of one of US state's lethal injection drugs.

Russians who hacked Clinton campaign also targeted French candidate Macron

The Raw Story - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 11:24pm
Russians who hacked Clinton campaign also targeted French candidate Macron WASHINGTON — Hackers linked to the same Russian military unit that hacked Democratic computers in the United States during last year’s election also have sought to penetrate the networks of a leading candidate in France...

Is Senate’s Trump-Russia probe going anywhere? This panel member is doubtful

The Raw Story - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 11:15pm
Is Senate’s Trump-Russia probe going anywhere? This panel member is doubtful WASHINGTON — A prominent member of the Senate panel that is investigating Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election and possible links to the campaign of President Donald Trump is expressing “serious concerns...

Newsweek‘s Kurt Eichenwald files civil suit against man over seizure-inducing tweet

The Raw Story - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 11:07pm
Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald Files Lawsuit Over Seizure Newsweek senior writer Kurt Eichenwald filed a lawsuit on Monday against John Rivello, the man whom authorities believe sent Eichenwald a strobing tweet that caused him to have an epileptic seizure. “The purpose of the civil suit is to make...

What it would actually take to get to Mars by 2020

The Raw Story - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 11:02pm
What it would actually take to get to Mars by 2020 Short answer: a time machine NASA/Viking 1 Mars’ atmosphere Today, during a phone call with astronaut Peggy Whitson on the International Space Station, President Trump joked that he hoped NASA would land astronauts on Mars by the end of his fi...

Here’s how immigration arrests affect local policing

The Raw Story - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 10:58pm
How Immigration Arrests Affects Local Policing Police need public cooperation. The police rely on the public to report and help solve crimes. This is especially true now that police departments face budget cuts and increasing demands on their time – an environment that pressures police to get things...

Marine Le Pen, New Orleans, Arkansas: Your Monday Evening Briefing

World News (NY Times) - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 10:56pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Trump tells UN to prepare new North Korea sanctions

Al Jazeera - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 10:40pm
US president says Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on Pyongyang.

CNN panel goes off the rails as Trump booster blames State Department plug for Mar-a-Lago on Obama

The Raw Story - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 10:37pm
A CNN discussion on Trump’s first 100 days took a wild turn Monday night when Trump-backing former Congressman Jack Kingston defended the Trump family for cashing in on the presidency. After CNN regular Ana Navarro criticized first daughter Ivanka Trump for selling “Trump shoes and Trump handb...

Death toll rises in worsening Venezuela unrest

Al Jazeera - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 10:30pm
Three people killed as protesters take to the streets around the country, with opposition demanding early elections.

Asia and Australia Edition: France, North Korea, Trump’s 100 Days: Your Morning Briefing

World News (NY Times) - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 9:57pm
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Watch Jake Tapper destroy Trump’s entire first 100 days in 4 minutes

The Raw Story - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 9:44pm
CNN’s Jake Tapper on Monday decimated Donald Trump’s 100-day performance, issuing impressive takedown of the president’s many, many, many broken promises. “With historically low approval ratings and zero pieces of major legislation signed into law, President Trump has had a disappointing first 100 d...

France elections: Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader

BBC News - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 9:42pm
Marine Le Pen says she will be above "partisan considerations" as she seeks the French presidency.

‘You’ve failed!’ Seth Meyers blisters Trump for being ‘too ignorant’ to know his first 100 days are a disaster

The Raw Story - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 9:31pm
Late Night host Seth Meyers was little impressed with Donald Trump downplaying the significance of his First 100 Days after spending much of the campaign hyping the importance of the same, First 100 Days. “As the 100 Day milestone nears, Trump has failed to deliver on almost every one of his m...

Huge robbery sparks gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

BBC News - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 8:46pm
Brazilian police clash with a gang blamed for "the robbery of the century" in neighbouring Paraguay.

Two-tier system hampers refugees in UK - MPs and peers

BBC News - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 8:30pm
A cross-party group of MPs and peers calls for the creation of a new minister for refugees.

REVEALED: Trump advisor hosted a fundraiser for far-right French candidate Marine Le Pen at Trump Tower

The Raw Story - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 8:27pm
A day before her photo was snapped in a low-key meeting at Trump Tower, far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen held a fundraiser in the president-elect’s building. The party was organized by Italian businessman George Lombardi, who lives in Trump Tower and served as an informal adviso...

Republican North Carolina judge resigns — and slams the GOP on the way out

The Raw Story - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 8:08pm
In a dramatic response to a power-grab by Republicans in the North Carolina legislature, a Republican judge resigned today to circumvent efforts to strip power from the Democratic governor. The Charlotte Observer reports that following today’s surprise resignation by Republican Judge J. Dougla...

‘I do not want to dedicate my life to assholes’: French mayor threatens to resign after town votes for Le Pen

The Raw Story - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 7:58pm
The socialist mayor of Annezin is threatening to quit after far-right candidate Marine Le Pen won the plurality of votes in his town located in the north of France. His reason? He doesn’t want to represent “assholes.” According to The Week, Mayor Daniel Delomez is upset that Nation...
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