(Inter)national News

Contrib'City have international news reports on various topics.

Xavier

23-02-2018

Rick Gates, Trump Campaign Aide, Pleads Guilty in Mueller Inquiry and Will Cooperate

The plea deal could be a sign that Mr. Gates plans to share incriminating information against Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, or ot

Xavier

23-02-2018

#BoycottNRA: Hertz and Avis are the latest companies to cut ties with gun lobby as movement gains steam

Hertz, Symantec, Enterprise and First National Bank of Omaha have ended their joint branding agreements with the NRA.

Xavier

23-02-2018

The unending campaign of Donald Trump

In a rollicking, 75-minute speech at CPAC, Trump recites “The Snake” to bash immigrants and revives the divisive spirit of his campaign.

Xavier

23-02-2018

White House locked down after vehicle hits security barrier

A female driver was immediately apprehended at 17th and E Streets, the U.S. Secret Service reported on its Twitter feed.

Xavier

24-02-2018

White House Told Kushner’s Security Clearance Will Be Delayed

The White House was not told what the issues were involving Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser.

Xavier

24-02-2018

News Wrap: New U.S. sanctions crack down on North Korean illegal trade

In our news wrap Friday, the Trump administration announced its toughest sanctions yet on North Korea, aimed at the country’s illegal maritime trade

Xavier

24-02-2018

Former NFL player Jonathan Martin's social media post prompts closure of California school

A former NFL player who attended a prestigious private high school in Los Angeles was detained by police Friday in connection with a social media post

Xavier

24-02-2018

Hard-Line Supporter of Israel Offers to Pay for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

The State Department is reviewing whether the offer by Sheldon Adelson to donate up to an estimated $500 million is legal.

Xavier

23-02-2018

Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty

Former Donald Trump campaign official Rick Gates plead guilty Friday to two criminal charges, putting pressure on Paul Manafort

Xavier

23-02-2018

Police: Little Village man killed 2-year-old son because toddler was keeping him awake

The father of a 2-year-old boy will face charges for cutting his neck to near decapitation because the toddler was making too much noise, police said.

Xavier

23-02-2018

Why didn't the officer rush into Florida's Parkland school mass shooting?

Police psychologists explain what might have gone wrong and what the consequences are likely to be for former deputy Scot Peterson.

Xavier

23-02-2018

NRA-affiliated businesses shed ties after Parkland, Florida school shooting

Businesses and products with ties to the National Rifle Association include LifeLock, Norton, FedEx, Avis, Hertz and TrueCar.

Xavier

23-02-2018

Missouri Legislature Weighs Next Move on Gov. Eric Greitens

Republicans in the Missouri legislature are weighing the political fate of Gov. Eric Greitens, following his indictment by a St. Louis grand jury for

Xavier

23-02-2018

Dog shot multiple times while protecting 16-year-old ‘best friend’ from armed burglars

Bloodied and hurt, Rex still had enough strength to get to the teen and protect him as the thieves proceeded into the bedrooms.

Xavier

23-02-2018

Trump threatens to get 'very rough' against North Korea if 'heaviest sanctions ever imposed' don't succeed

Trump did not specify what "phase two" might involve, but he warned, "It may be very, very unfortunate for the world."

Xavier

23-02-2018

U.S.’s Jerusalem Embassy to Open in May, Could Get Adelson Funds

The U.S. will open its embassy in Jerusalem in May and is entertaining an unusual offer from GOP donor and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to help pay

Xavier

23-02-2018

With Focus On Guns, Trump Warns Conservatives Not To Be 'Complacent' In 2018

"They'll take away your Second Amendment," the president said of Democrats at CPAC. Trump, like NRA leaders at the conference, framed gun rights as a

Xavier

23-02-2018

Chicago father charged with murder for allegedly nearly decapitating his 2-year-old son

Rolando Ortiz, 37, killed his toddler because he was making too much noise. He put the child in a trash bag.

Xavier

23-02-2018

Defying N.R.A., Florida Lawmakers Back Raising Age Limits on Assault Rifles

The state’s governor and Republican leaders proposed on Friday the most significant move toward gun control in Florida in decades, but were split on

Xavier

23-02-2018

The Soul-Crushing Legacy of Billy Graham

"I would torment myself for another 20 years trying to 'reform,' never quite able to shake the voice of Billy Graham promising me eternal damnation"

Xavier

22-02-2018

Man who plotted his family's murder will not be executed, governor says

The governor of Texas decided today to spare the life of a convicted killer who carried out a plot to kill his parents and his brother. About 40 minut

Xavier

23-02-2018

As Gunman Rampaged Through Florida School, Armed Deputy ‘Never Went In’

Surveillance video showed the only armed sheriff’s deputy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., doing “nothing” during last

Xavier

23-02-2018

Latest Trump tirade is threat to pull immigration officials out of California

President Trump unleashed a tirade Thursday against California and its supposedly lax stance on illegal immigration, ending with a seemingly spontaneo

Xavier

23-02-2018

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens indicted

Missouri GOP Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted on Thursday amid looming allegations of sexual misconduct and blackmail following an admission of an affa