Jan 18 2019 Safari Club Event Vendors Sold Products Made From Threatened Wildlife

Photos and video taken by animal welfare activists at a recent trophy hunting convention show an array of products crafted from the body parts of threatened big-game animals, including boots, chaps, belts and furniture labeled as elephant leather.
Vendors at the Safari Club International event last week in Reno, Nevada, also were recorded hawking African vacations [...]


Jan 18 2019 Trump to Address Nation on Government Shutdown, Border Security

U.S. President Donald Trump says he will make a major announcement about the government shutdown and border security during an address to the nation Saturday.
Trump said the announcement from the White House would take place at 3 p.m. and would address “the humanitarian crisis on our southern border.”
A standoff between Democrats and Republicans over funding [...]


Jan 18 2019 Border Patrol Arrests 376 Who Dug Under Barrier in Arizona

U.S. authorities said Friday that 376 Central Americans had been arrested in southwest Arizona, the vast majority of them families who dug short, shallow holes under a barrier to cross the border.
The group members dug under a steel barrier in seven spots about 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of a border crossing in San Luis and made [...]


Jan 18 2019 Stocks Rally on Trade Hopes, Dollar Has 1st Weekly Gain of 2019

World stock indexes jumped on Friday, with Wall Street posting a fourth straight week of gains, and the dollar had its first positive week since mid-December as optimism increased that an end is in sight to the U.S.-China trade conflict.
Stocks were boosted by a Bloomberg report that said China sought to raise its annual goods [...]


Jan 18 2019 Carter Urges Trump to Gather Advisers on China

Jimmy Carter said Friday he believes President Donald Trump would benefit from a few behind-the-scenes advisers who could help improve U.S. relations with China.
Speaking at the Carter Center in Atlanta, the former president said he relied during his presidency on an informal group of scholars, retired diplomats and other experts for advice on U.S. relations [...]


Jan 18 2019 Greeks Plan Massive Rally to Protest Deal With Macedonia

Demonstrators in Greece are planning a massive rally Sunday to protest a deal that would normalize Greek relations with Macedonia.
Greeks have been divided over the deal, in which Macedonia will change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia and Greece will drop its objections to the Balkan country’s joining NATO and the European Union.
The [...]


Jan 18 2019 Miami Airport Haitian Restaurant Looks Out for TSA Agents 

When Wilkinson Sejour, owner of Chef Creole, the only Haitian restaurant at the Miami International airport, noticed TSA (Transportation Security Administration) agents were no longer coming in to buy meals, he found it odd and wondered what was going on.
Sejour learned they were federal workers affected by the U.S. government’s partial shutdown. The federal security [...]


Jan 18 2019 IS Vows More Attacks on Manbij 

The Islamic State terror group is promising to keep targeting U.S. and U.S.-backed forces in the northern Syrian town of Manbij, where a suicide attack this week killed four Americans and five coalition soldiers. 
The claim, published in IS’s most recent online newsletter, Naba, comes as U.S. defense and intelligence officials are questioning whether the terror organization’s [...]


Jan 18 2019 Nicaragua Paper Runs Blank Front Page in Protest of Ortega Government

Nicaragua’s oldest and most-widely read newspaper published its Friday edition with a blank front page in protest against what it says is the government’s withholding of ink, paper and other materials needed for its printing press since September.
In a Friday editorial, the La Prensa newspaper asked: “Have you imagined living without information?,” and complained that [...]


Jan 18 2019 Sudanese-American Politician Who Organized Protests Goes Missing

A Sudanese-American politician who organized recent anti-government protests in Sudan remained missing Friday, two days after disappearing on the streets of the capital, Khartoum, his wife said.
Rudwan Dawod, a political activist with the group Sudan of the Future Campaign, vanished hours before large protests were slated to begin Thursday, Nancy Dawod said.
Nancy Dawod, who lives [...]