Though America’s immigration debate largely revolves around the country’s southern border, one tiny road leading from the US to Canada has generated a small-scale immigration controversy of its own in the last two years. Many immigrants – some of whom have lived in America for years – have decided to travel through the US en route to Canada, where they intend to seek asylum. George, an immigrant who said he has lived in New York City for the last 25 years, told INSIDER he’s had enough of Trump’s America, feared deportation back to his home country, and decided to take his chances up north. CHAMPLAIN, NY – A migrant man named George wanted to make one thing clear as he approached the Canadian border: he loathes President Donald Trump. He was so repulsed by the current state of America, and so fearful of his place within it, that he took his chances on a dead-end road at the northernmost edge of upstate New York, and braced himself to walk … [Read more...] about One asylum-seeker explains why he’s fleeing Trump’s America and seeking refuge in Canada
James Mattis on Thursday stepped down as defence secretary, issuing a brutal resignation letter that stands as a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump’s “America First” philosophy. In a letter simply addressed to “Mr. President” and without stating Trump’s name, Mattis ripped into the president’s bombastic, isolationist approach to foreign affairs. Trump has routinely faced criticism for insulting America’s traditional allies and Mattis’ letter alludes to the president’s behaviour in this regard. Mattis emphasised the need to treat allies with “respect.” “One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships,” Mattis said. James Mattis on Thursday stepped down as defence secretary, issuing a brutal resignation letter that stands as a sharp rebuke of President Donald … [Read more...] about Mattis’ resignation letter is a sharp rebuke of Trump’s ‘America First’ philosophy
Business Citing philanthropist George Soros as a "standard bearer for liberal democracy" in the age of Trump, the storied, London-based Financial Times newspaper named the legendary left-wing backer their 2018 "Person of the Year." The Financial Times editorial board laid out the 88-year-old Hungarian-American investor's life supporting international liberal causes and his daily fight against "the forces of nationalism and populism" attempting to delegitimize him and destroy the "liberal democratic order." The board specifically cited "the values he represents" as the primary factor behind his top "Person of the Year" pick and Soros told the newspaper he's "blamed for everything, including being the anti-Christ." "He is the standard bearer of liberal democracy and open society," writes Roula Khalaf in the profile of Soros published Wednesday. "These are the ideas which triumphed in the Cold War. Today, they are under siege from all sides, from Vladimir Putin’s Russia … [Read more...] about George Soros Named ‘Person of the Year’ For Fight Against Racism, Putin and ‘Trump’s America’
Kyle Swenson, The Washington Post Published 4:10 am PST, Tuesday, November 20, 2018 This undated photo provided by the Ector County Texas Sheriff's Office shows Samuel Little. A Texas prosecutor says Little, convicted in three California murders but long suspected in dozens of deaths, now claims he was involved in about 90 killings nationwide. The prosecutor says Little is now charged in the 1994 death of a Texas woman. He says investigations are ongoing, but Little has now provided details in more than 90 deaths dating to about 1970. (Ector County Texas Sheriff's Office via AP) less This undated photo provided by the Ector County Texas Sheriff's Office shows Samuel Little. A Texas prosecutor says Little, convicted in three California murders but long suspected in dozens of deaths, now ... more Photo: AP … [Read more...] about Elderly prisoner claims he’s America’s deadliest serial killer with 90 victims. Police believe him.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Billionaire Carlos Slim’s America Movil and Mexico’s state oil firm have become embroiled in a public fight over a government contract after the telecommunications giant filed complaints and a legal challenge, saying it unfairly lost the bid. The logo of America Movill is seen on the wall at the company's corporate offices in Mexico City, Mexico March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso A rival group, including a unit of Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa (TLVACPO.MX), won a contract in June for nearly $36 million to provide internet to the oil company known as Pemex PEMX.UL. America Movil (AMXL.MX) had presented a cheaper offer of roughly $24.5 million, a company spokesman said, and went on to file complaints against Pemex. A Pemex spokesman said on Monday that the company expects to respond in several days but has not set an exact date. America Movil, Mexico’s largest internet carrier, and Televisa, the country’s … [Read more...] about Slim’s America Movil challenges Pemex contract awarded to Televisa…