Amendments

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senate debating measure to rebuke Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the congressional response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Senate has started debate on a resolution calling on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen. It’s a measure that has won new support in the aftermath of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senate debating measure to rebuke Saudi Arabia

MILAN | Italian government indicates willingness to amend budget

MILAN — Italy’s government borrowing costs are easing — a sign of investor relief — after the government indicated it is considering changes to the draft budget rejected by the EU’s executive body. Bond yields dropped Tuesday after Italy’s populist leaders said that its focus is “on relaunching growth and development” and that it “wasn’t … Continue reading MILAN | Italian government indicates willingness to amend budget

WASHINGTON | White House again threatens Acosta’s pass; CNN seeks hearing

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has again targeted White House press credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta. After a federal judge ordered that Acosta‘s credentials be temporarily restored last week, the White House sent Acosta a letter saying it had made the “preliminary decision” to suspend his pass. The White House said Acosta would continue … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House again threatens Acosta’s pass; CNN seeks hearing

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia says it will end death penalty for all crimes

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia’s new government said it will abolish the death penalty for all crimes and halt all pending executions, a rare move against capital punishment in Asia that human rights groups hailed Thursday as a major advance. More than 1,200 people are on death row in Malaysia, which mandates hanging as punishment for … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia says it will end death penalty for all crimes

U.S. Department of State News: Amendments to the Terrorist Designations of al-Shabaab

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The Department of State has amended the designation of al-Shabaab – an al-Qa’ida affiliate in Somalia – to include al-Hijra and other aliases.  These aliases have been added to al-Shabaab’s designations as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Amendments to the Terrorist Designations of al-Shabaab