Ronan Goforth

128 Added | 14 Magazines | 55 Likes | 2 Following | @ladyronan | in school for int'l relations & public health, hoping to work in refugee/humanitarian assistance. i work to eliminate violence & homelessness.

Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias in Syria declared victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-month battle.<p>The fighting was over and the alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias was clearing the city's stadium of …

Anti-Klan Protesters Arrested in Charlottesville as KKK & Protesters Pledge Rematch

The Klan was outnumbered 50-to-1—and both sides are expecting an even bigger turnout at the next face-off.<p>CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—In the blistering …

Mexico’s Revenge

By antagonizing the U.S.’s neighbor to the south, Donald Trump has made the classic bully’s error: He has underestimated his victim.<p>Leer este artículo en español.<p>When Donald Trump first made sport of thumping Mexico—when he accused America’s neighbor of exporting rapists and “bad hombres,” when he …

Mexico

Trump -- under fire -- returns to the campaign

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump is taking his fate into his own hands.<p>Reeling from a week that included the firing of his national security adviser, the withdrawal of a Cabinet nominee and persistent questions over contacts between his campaign and Russia, Trump is aiming to regain …

Donald Trump

Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

WASHINGTON — Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American …

What The Travel Ban Would Mean For Victims Of Human Trafficking

Trump’s orders could prevent trafficking victims in the U.S. from claiming the benefits they need to repair their lives.<p>The president’s executive order barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries has caused a lot of chaos over the last two weeks. And while the order has been officially …

Opponents of Trump's travel ban look to score another win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents of President Donald Trump's travel ban sought Friday to rack up another legal victory against the measure, believing they have the administration on the defensive after a federal appeals court refused to reinstate the order.<p>As government attorneys debated their next …

Immigration

Warren Silenced for Reading Coretta Scott King Letter at Sessions Debate

Democrats rallied around Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday after the Massachusetts senator was silenced for reading from a 30-year-old letter written by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow criticizing attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions.<p>Senate Republicans voted to rebuke Warren after she read …

Coretta Scott King

As Trump and North Korea’s Kim spar, China poses as the responsible actor

BEIJING — President-elect Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have been trading threats this week, while China poses as the mature, reasonable kid on the block.<p>Kim kicked things off in a New Year’s address Sunday by saying his country was close to test-launching an intercontinental …

North Korea
Africa

Nobel laureates warn Aung San Suu Kyi over 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya

Letter says Myanmar’s leader and peace prize winner has failed to act as ‘grossly disproportionate’ crackdown on minority Muslim group kills hundreds<p>More than a dozen fellow Nobel laureates have criticised Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de facto leader, for a bloody military crackdown on minority …

Syria ceasefire holds as Russia and Turkey seek UN support

Russia to ask security council to endorse bilateral pact with Turkey amid concerns over reports of fighting near Damascus<p>A ceasefire across Syria appeared to be holding on Friday as its brokers, Russia and Turkey, sought support at the UN security council for the plan it hopes will trump failed …

Egypt migrant boat death toll rises to 148

Authorities bring to shore more bodies from capsized fishing vessel after arrest of four suspected people traffickers<p>The number dead in a migrant boat disaster off Egypt’s coast climbed to 148 on Friday as rescuers recovered more bodies from the Mediterranean.<p>Survivors have said up to 450 migrants …

There’s No Debate

Let’s call the whole thing off.<p>Not the election, although if we only had a magic reset button we could pretend this sorry spectacle never happened …

'Sickening' airstrike on UN aid trucks in Syria may be the last straw in US-Russia relations

A week into a cease-fire in Syria brokered by Russia and the US, Russian-made warplanes hit a UN aid convoy traveling to the besieged town of Aleppo to provide relief to Syrians at the scene of some of the most intense fighting in the country's five-year civil war.<p>At least 18 of 31 trucks in a UN …

Middle East

No matter who wins, this election could have a negative impact on your daughter. Here’s why.

Even if Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election in November, the 2016 campaign still could have profoundly negative consequences for a generation of girls exploring their own leadership potential. To be sure, electing the first female president would show American girls that women truly can …

Parenting

The Trump Immigration Idea That Almost Makes Sense

Toward the end of Donald Trump’s rant in Arizona the other night, down at point No. 10 of his ten-point plan to make life awful for immigrants, I found myself jerking backward, surprised, not by the ugly misrepresentations or barely concealed racism—who could be surprised by that anymore?—but by …

15 Guantanamo detainees, held without charge, are released to the United Arab Emirates

Fifteen prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center were sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest release of detainees during the Obama administration, the Pentagon announced Monday.<p>The transfer of 12 Yemeni nationals and three Afghans to the UAE comes amid a renewed push to …

Ed Royce
Africa
Extremism

Elizabeth Warren for VP? It makes more sense now than it did just a few weeks ago

The state of the Democratic Party and the emergence of Trump have created a unique opportunity for Warren<p>If you’d asked me a few weeks ago whether Elizabeth Warren would make a good vice presidential candidate for Hillary Clinton, I would have fired off a long list of reasons why putting the …

Hypocrisy, thy name is Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

He finally speaks — to college students, about the urgency of speaking up in the face of political correctness<p>Clarence Thomas, the Supreme Court Justice seemingly incapable of speaking when his job requires it, gave a commencement speech at Hillsdale College over the weekend in which he provided …

Canada wildfire likely to burn for months

Canadian officials say they expect the massive wildfire that has destroyed large parts of Alberta's oil sands to continue burning for months.<p>The Alberta government said on Saturday the massive blaze in the province will cover more than 2,000sq km by Sunday and continue to grow because of high …

Fort McMurray

Speaker of Brazil's lower house Eduardo Cunha suspended

Powerful rival of President Dilma Rousseff accused of trying to intimidate congress and obstruct investigations against him<p>Brazil’s supreme court have voted unanimously to suspend the speaker of the lower house, Eduardo Cunha, while he is investigated for alleged corruption, intimidation of …

Massive wildfire prompts evacuation of entire Canadian city

A massive wildfire fueled by record heat and low humidity threatened the Alberta oil boomtown of Fort McMurray on Tuesday evening, prompting the …

The Democrats’ Favorite, Nobel-Winning Economist On How To Reduce Income Inequality

“We should be using those scarce resources to preserve the planet. But we don’t give innovators any incentives.”<p>The message of Joseph Stiglitz’s book—<i>The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them</i> (out now in paperback)–is positive, in a way. He shows how growing income and …

Income Inequality

International criminal law and Daesh

On 20 April 2016, after hearing harrowing testimony coming from victims, the UK House of Commons unanimously adopted a resolution declaring “That …

Genocide Convention

A new report argues you're more likely to die in a mass extinction than a car crash

Nuclear war. Climate change. Pandemics that kill tens of millions.<p>These are the most viable threats to globally organized civilization. They're the stuff of nightmares and blockbusters—but unlike sea monsters or zombie viruses, they're real, part of the calculus that political leaders consider …

Climate Change