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Senior BJP leaders summoned in trafficking case

Senior BJP leaders summoned in trafficking case 21-Jul-2017 Kolkata Posted 20 Jul 2017 The Criminal Investigation Department of West Bengal has summoned four BJP leaders, including Kailash Vijayvargiya and Roopa Ganguly, in connection with a child trafficking case in the state, an official said. The leaders have been asked to be […]

The candidate and the president

Robert Hilliard, My View Published 12:42 p.m. ET July 20, 2017 Robert Hilliard is a former federal government official and a Purple Heart combat infantry veteran of World War II(Photo: Special to The News-Press) In the July 17 edition of The News-Press, the Mallard Fillmore strip included the following:”leftist idiots who compare Republicans to Hitler club.” […]

South Sudan’s Leaders Must End Pursuit of Political Objectives through Violence, Assistant Secretary-General Tells Security Council – South Sudan

SC/12918 SECURITY COUNCIL8008TH MEETING (AM) Members Warn of Humanitarian Crisis, Voice Support for Subregional Plan to Revitalize 2015 Peace Agreement Briefing the Security Council on the situation in South Sudan today, the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations said the success of an Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) proposal to revitalize the 2015 peace agreement in […]

Hindu nationalist leader chosen India’s new president

India’s new president Ram Nath Kovind receives a shawl from a well wisher after being elected in New Delhi, India As the once dominant Congress is pushed further into the margins of the current political discourse in India, a Hindu nationalist leader backed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been chosen India’s new president. Although […]

KCPD police chief search: two finalists

Two men with extensive law enforcement experience and strong community connections were announced Thursday as finalists to be the next Kansas City police chief, officials announced Thursday. Kansas City Police Major Rick Smith and Norman, Okla., Police Chief Keith Humphrey are the two finalists to replace Interim Police Chief David Zimmerman, appointed after Chief Darryl […]

Michigan leaders urge Trump to stop execution of Saudi student

KALAMAZOO, MI — Michigan representatives on both sides of the aisle are leading calls for President Donald Trump to stop the Saudi Arabian government from executing a student who attended a pro-democracy rally. Mujtaba al-Sweikat, who planned to attend Western Michigan University before his arrest, and 13 other men were sentenced to death after being accused […]

From abstract to urgent, a test of U.S. global leadership

TUNIS—From Washington, the issue of American leadership – much in the news these days in the wake of President Trump’s recent interactions with counterparts in Europe and the Middle East – has a distinctly abstract air. But 4,500 miles away in this North African capital, where an AJC (American Jewish Committee) delegation just concluded its […]