Category: American Politics

Scientology cruise ship leaves St. Lucia after measles quarantine

(Reuters) – A cruise ship quarantined for a reported case of measles left the Caribbean island of St. Lucia late on Thursday after health officials provided 100 doses of vaccine to the ship, media reports said. A 440-foot ship owned and operated by the Church of Scientology, SMV Freewinds, is docked under quarantine from a…

Thousands begin protest against Venezuela's Maduro, U.S. and Russia at odds

CARACAS (Reuters) – Thousands of marchers began street protests on Wednesday to try to force leftist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power as tension grew between Russia and the United States over the political standoff in the OPEC-member nation. Opposition leader Juan Guaido faced a test of support after calling for the “largest march” in…

Donald Trump denies paying North Korea $2M for Otto Warmbier’s care

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. did not pay $ 2 million to North Korea in 2017 to get American college student Otto Warmbier released from detention. Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia, died in June 2017 shortly after he was flown home comatose after 17 months in captivity.…

Man tosses cellphone, removed from Donald Trump speech to NRA

WASHINGTON — A man was removed from the audience at President Donald Trump’s speech to the National Rifle Association after tossing his cellphone toward the stage. The phone flew toward one side of the lectern as Trump was approaching from the other side. The president proceeded with his speech without delay. Witnesses said the man appeared…

Donald Trump tells NRA he’s withdrawing from arms trade treaty

INDIANAPOLIS — With pro-gun legislation largely stalled in Congress, President Donald Trump said Friday he is withdrawing the U.S. from an international agreement on the arms trade, telling the National Rifle Association the treaty is “badly misguided.” Trump made the announcement as he vowed to fight for gun rights and implored members of the nation’s…