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U.S. sanctions top Myanmar military leaders over 'gross human rights violations'
U.S. News // 8 hours ago
U.S. sanctions top Myanmar military leaders over 'gross human rights violations'
July 17 (UPI) -- The State Department announced that it sanctioned four senior Myanmar military officials for "gross human rights violations" committed against the Rohingya people.
ACLU sues to block Trump's new sweeping asylum restrictions
U.S. News // 9 hours ago
ACLU sues to block Trump's new sweeping asylum restrictions
July 16 (UPI) -- Four civil rights organizations sued the Trump administration Tuesday to block a new rule that would make most asylum seekers inadmissible from entering the United States through its southern border.
Leana Wen out as president of Planned Parenthood due to 'philosophical differences'
U.S. News // 12 hours ago
Leana Wen out as president of Planned Parenthood due to 'philosophical differences'
July 16 (UPI) -- Planned Parenthood announced the departure of President Leana Wen, who said they had engaged in negotiations about "philosophical differences" about the future of the program.
10 Turkish soldiers kidnapped off Nigerian coast
World News // 12 hours ago
10 Turkish soldiers kidnapped off Nigerian coast
July 16 (UPI) -- Armed men boarded a ship off the coast of Nigeria on Tuesday and kidnapped 10 Turkish sailors, a Turkish shipping company said.
House votes to condemn Trump tweets targeting congresswomen
U.S. News // 12 hours ago
House votes to condemn Trump tweets targeting congresswomen
July 16 (UPI) -- The House voted Tuesday to condemn tweets in which President Donald Trump called for four congresswomen to "go back" to their original countries.
French environment minister resigns over lobster, champagne dinners
World News // 14 hours ago
French environment minister resigns over lobster, champagne dinners
July 16 (UPI) -- French Environment Minister Francois de Rugy resigned Tuesday after facing criticism for hosting luxurious dinners that appeared to have little to do with his former role as president of the National Assembly.
Federal judge permanently blocks inclusion of citizenship question on 2020 census
U.S. News // 14 hours ago
Federal judge permanently blocks inclusion of citizenship question on 2020 census
July 16 (UPI) -- A federal judge Tuesday permanently blocked the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.
Federal judge orders R. Kelly held without bond on sex charges
U.S. News // 15 hours ago
Federal judge orders R. Kelly held without bond on sex charges
July 16 (UPI) -- A federal judge Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in custody without bond while facing child pornography charges in Illinois.
Christine Lagarde resigns from International Monetary Fund
World News // 16 hours ago
Christine Lagarde resigns from International Monetary Fund
July 16 (UPI) -- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde submitted her resignation Tuesday to take on a new role as president of the European Central Bank.
Trump pulls F-35 sale from Turkey after Russian missile defense purchase
U.S. News // 16 hours ago
Trump pulls F-35 sale from Turkey after Russian missile defense purchase
July 16 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the United States will not sell Turkey any F-35 jets after the Middle Eastern country purchased a Russian missile defense system.
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