Uber Under Fire

The popular ride-hailing company Uber is under federal investigation for gender discrimination.

Only one week after the director of human resources, Liane Hornsey, resigned over her handling of racial discrimination claims, the company is facing a federal lawsuit for gender discrimination.

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Madeleine Albright Calls President’s Behavior “Un-American”

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright condemned the president’s conduct at the recent summit with Russia.

On television, in print, and on Twitter, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright went out of her way to condemn the president’s behavior at the summit with Russia calling it “un-American, outrageous, ridiculous, stupid.”

She went on to say that she could not, “even think of all the adjectives that I think should really be attributed to that behavior.”

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Judge Orders Stay of Deportations

Federal Judge Dana Sabraw of San Diego has ordered that the federal government stay all deportations of reunited families for one week.

Following a massive increase in deportations of recently reunited immigrant families, Judge Dana Sabraw has ordered the government to cease deportations for one week.

His order comes after the government admitted it was unable to reunite at least a dozen immigrant children with their parents because they had already been deported.

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Oppression of the Press in Helsinki

Despite the billboards that faced both the Russian and U.S. presidents in Helsinki, it appears Finland may have their own problems with press freedom.

While Russian President Vladimir Putin has a long and sordid history of direct altercations with the Russian press, including alleged assassinations, the president of the United States has also been building up a reputation as an anti-free-press leader.

Three-hundred billboards purchased by Finland’s most popular newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat, greeted both presidents as the arrived in Helsinki reading, “Mr. President, welcome to the land of the free press.” However, when Finnish police dragged Sam Husseini, reporter for The Nation magazine, out of the press conference, it became clear that Finland may not be so free for the press, after all.

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Russia Summit an Embarrassment

The president has been followed by protests from England to Scotland to Finland as he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin despite Congressional objections.

After the Scottish Prime Minister kicked off a pride parade rather than meet with the president, and after Princes Charles and William refused to meet with him in England, the president of the United States was met with even more protests in Helsinki, Finland where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

To add insult to injury, Putin forced the president to wait by landing an hour later than expected.

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OPINION: France Owes World Cup Team Members

France may be claiming the World Cup 2018 title as a country, but it was immigrants and refugees who won it.

France, just like the rest of Europe, has been dealing with an influx of immigrants and refugees from countries in Northern Africa as well as from the war-torn Middle East.

However, almost irregardless of the socio-political climate in any country at nearly any given time, we’re almost always willing to make exceptions for immigrants and refugees who can play sports.

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Russian Indictments Linked to U.K. Poisonings

The New York Times is reporting that a Russian agency indicted in the Mueller investigation last week may be linked to the poisonings in the United Kingdom.

On July 5 a British couple were poisoned by the Russian nerve agent Novichok outside Salisbury, where a former Russian spy and his daughter were also poisoned by the same agent just four months earlier.

Last week, 12 Russian nationals were indicted for interference in the 2016 U.S. elections in favor of our current president; it now appears that one of the intel agencies implicated in the indictment may be linked to the pair of poisonings.

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Ireland to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Ireland has announced that it will become the first country in the world to divest from fossil fuels.

The lower house of Parliament voted to have the government divest its $10 billion investment fund from coal, oil and gas.

Island nations will be the among the first to experience the devastating effects of climate change as sea level rise threatens coastal communities and infrastructure.

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Sessions’ Asylum Changes Take Effect

A new asylum policy has taken effect at the U.S.-Mexico border which eliminates gang violence and domestic assault as credible fear claims.

Back in June, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the United States would no longer consider the threats of gang violence and domestic assault as credible fear claims to gain asylum.

That policy will begin to take effect today even as a detained immigrant has committed suicide at one of the many U.S.-controlled immigrant detention centers.

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Saudi Arabia Pardons Its Soldiers in Yemen

As Amnesty International accuses the United Arab Emirates of torturing prisoners in Yemen, Saudi Arabia pardons the very soldiers who may have been involved.

Al Jazeera has reported that a Saudi-led coalition was responsible for the majority of child fatalities and injuries in the ongoing war in Yemen last year.

Now, Amnesty International accuses the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who has partnered with Saudi Arabia in the U.S.-backed Yemeni assault, of torturing prisoners in secret prison sites.

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