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Greenpeace activists block BP London HQ demanding end to oil exploration

Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to BP's London headquarters on Monday, demanding one of the world's biggest energy companies ends all new oil and gas exploration or goes out of business....

Greenpeace activists block BP London HQ demanding end to oil exploration

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Greenpeace activists board BP oil rig as it is towed out to sea Protesters scale 27,000-tonne rig as it leaves Cromarty Firth to demand end to drilling new wells Environmental campaigners have boarded an oil rig in the north of Scotland as it was being towed out to sea and are staging a protest onboard.Greenpeace activists say they scaled the 27,000-tonne rig – ...
23:00, 2019-06-09

Greenpeace activists stop BP oil rig in North Sea A group of environmentalists have occupied a 27,000 ton oil rig to prevent it being installed off the coast of northern Scotland. They are demanding that BP shut down drilling operations and invest in renewable energy....
08:51, 2019-06-10

Greenpeace activists halt BP's North Sea oil rig Greenpeace activists said on Sunday they halted the progress of an oil rig destined for BP Plc's North Sea exploration program off the coast of Scotland....
02:34, 2019-06-10

Greenpeace activists scale 27,000-ton oil rig bound for North Sea Environmental activists have climbed on board a 27,000-ton BP oil rig being towed off the coast of Scotland, vowing to stay put until the company halts its plans drill new wells....
14:51, 2019-06-10

More Greenpeace activists climb on BP drilling rig after arrests Greenpeace activists climbed back on a drilling rig on Friday to keep it from heading to a BP oilfield in the British North Sea, hours after police removed protesters who had boarded the vessel days earlier....
15:34, 2019-06-14

Hundreds of people march through London demanding justice for Grenfell Tower tragedy Hundreds of people marched through London to demand justice over the Grenfell Tower tragedy, a day after commemorations to mark the two-year anniversary of the disaster....
22:34, 2019-06-15

German Fridays for Future climate activists block parliament Some 500 students symbolically blocked exits as legislators wrapped up their final legislative session before the summer recess. Last week, 40,000 protested against coal in the western city of Aachen....
18:34, 2019-06-28

Climate activists block German mine despite orders to leave BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of climate activists are keeping up their protest inside one of Germany’s biggest open-pit mines despite police orders to leave the place immediately, citing life-threatening danger. Authorities pulled out some of the protesters from the Garzweiler lignite coal mine in w...
14:00, 2019-06-23

Environment activists block entrance to Norwegian central bank Protesters from the environmental group Extinction Rebellion blocked access to Norway's central bank on Friday, demanding that its $1 trillion wealth fund, the world's largest, stop investing in companies that burn coal....
16:34, 2019-05-24

RWE tallies economic loss after activists block open-pit lignite mine Germany's RWE is tallying the economic loss after environmental activists entered and occupied its Garzweiler open-pit lignite mine over the weekend, the utility said on Sunday....
02:51, 2019-06-24

Activists block ICE headquarters in standoff to protest immigration policy, migrant detention Federal authorities arrested at least 11 Jewish activists and immigration rights activists who blocked entrances and exits to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters in Washington Tuesday....
08:34, 2019-07-17

Four teens deny harassing female couple 'by pelting them with coins and demanding they kiss' on London bus Four teenage boys have denied harassing a female couple on the top deck of a London night bus by pelting them with coins and demanding they kiss and perform sex acts for entertainment....
19:00, 2019-08-21

Climate activists disrupt London concrete plant Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion on Tuesday disrupted London Concrete, the British capital's biggest supplier of ready-mixed concrete which supplies a major road tunnel project under the River Thames....
09:34, 2019-07-16

Climate activists disrupt London's biggest concrete supplier Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion on Tuesday disrupted London Concrete, the British capital's biggest supplier of ready-mixed concrete which supplies a major road tunnel project under the River Thames....
15:00, 2019-07-16

Climate activists arrested for disrupting London's biggest concrete supplier Six climate activists were arrested on Tuesday after the Extinction Rebellion group disrupted London Concrete, the British capital's biggest supplier of ready-mixed concrete which supplies a major road tunnel project under the River Thames....
16:51, 2019-07-16

CORRECTED-Climate activists arrested for disrupting London's biggest concrete supplier Six climate activists were arrested on Tuesday after the Extinction Rebellion group disrupted London Concrete, the British capital's biggest supplier of ready-mixed concrete....
19:00, 2019-07-17

Extinction Rebellion block London concrete project Hundreds of demonstrators stopped the production of an underground tunnel in the river Thames. The second day of a week long nationwide protest demands more action on climate change from the British government....
12:51, 2019-07-16

Extinction Rebellion protesters block site of London super-sewer Activists and residents demonstrate in Bermondsey in protest at pollution from lorriesExtinction Rebellion protesters have blockaded the entrance to the construction of London’s £4.2bn super-sewer project as part of a fifth day of protests.About 50 activists – including mothers and children from the...
12:34, 2019-07-19

No injuries reported so far at blaze at block of flats in London: ambulance service No injuries have so far been reported at a fire in east London, a London Ambulance spokesman said on Sunday, adding that ambulance units were still at the scene....
20:51, 2019-06-09

Extinction Rebellion Lewisham: London roads blocked off by climate change activists in major rush-hour protest Extinction Rebellion protesters have caused rush-hour mayhem this morning after blocking off major roads in south-east London in their latest campaign....
13:00, 2019-06-14

New 'fully affordable' west London block: 149 flats in Ealing tower to be for key workers and low-income families All 149 apartments in a new private development in Ealing will be available through the shared-ownership scheme, or to tenants who pay rent at a discount....
11:34, 2019-07-24

Extinction Rebellion Lewisham protesters plan to swarm key London roads and block traffic during rush hour Extinction Rebellion is planning to cause rush-hour chaos on Friday by blocking major roads in south-east London to protest against dangerous levels of air pollution....
20:51, 2019-06-13

|Eskom,SasoldrivesulphuremissionsinKrieltosecondhighestonearth-Greenpeace The area around coal-fired plants owned by South Africa's state power utility Eskom ranks as the world's second-largest hotspot of sulphur dioxide emissions, according to Greenpeace....
04:00, 2019-08-20

Greenpeace steps up BP oil rig drilling protest Two more activists join protest on North Sea rig in Cromarty Firth as others appear in courtGreenpeace has escalated its protests against BP by putting two more activists on a North Sea rig in the Cromarty Firth, hours after the police removed other activists.The environmental campaign group said tw...
17:17, 2019-06-14

BP rig zigzags North Sea in chase with Greenpeace ship A BP drilling rig heading to an oilfield in the British North Sea has been forced to turn away twice over the past two days as a Greenpeace vessel protesting climate change tries to hamper its progress....
00:17, 2019-06-18

Watch: UK Minister Assaults Greenpeace Activist As Others Look On Greenpeace accused British minister Mark Field of assault after the Conservative politician was filmed physically removing a climate change protester from a dinner in the City of London....
16:17, 2019-06-21

U.N. deep sea mining body rejects Greenpeace criticism The International Seabed Authority (ISA) has rejected criticism from Greenpeace over its handling of ocean mining, fuelling a spat that threatens to overshadow talks this month by the U.N. body toward rules for deep sea mining....
14:00, 2019-07-05

Greenpeace continues anti-drilling protest on BP North Sea oil rig Oil firm accused of hypocrisy by claiming it accepts Paris agreement while still drillingTwo more Greenpeace climate protesters have climbed onboard a North Sea oil rig the environmental campaign group has occupied since Sunday in a protest against increased drilling by BP.The two activists climbed ...
15:34, 2019-06-11

Steve Sawyer, Greenpeace Activist and Leader, Dies at 63 He was there when the ship the Rainbow Warrior was bombed in an antinuclear protest and helped evacuate an atoll contaminated by radioactive fallout....
04:17, 2019-08-08

Greenpeace activist: 'Mark Field needs anger management' Janet Barker recounts assault by suspended MP and says it will not stop her activismBruised and still shaken, Janet Barker is incredulous at the violent reaction of the Foreign Office minister Mark Field to her peaceful protest with fellow Greenpeace activists at the chancellor’s Mansion House speec...
19:17, 2019-06-21

Greenpeace Gives Joe Biden a D- on Climate Change Report Card Joe Biden got a D-minus on a climate change report card ranking Democratic presidential candidates released Thursday by the liberal environmental group Greenpeace. Biden, the Democratic front runner, has yet to release a detailed plan on how he will combat climate change. But the scorecard evaluated...
06:51, 2019-05-31

Tory MP appears to grab Greenpeace activist during climate protest Minister seems to grab activist by the neck, while Tory MP reports abusive messages from party colleagueThe Conservatives have been plunged into controversy after a video appeared to show a minister grab and manhandle a protester who disrupted the chancellor’s Mansion House speech.In the footage Mar...
01:00, 2019-06-21

Inventions we use every day that were actually created for space exploration Unlike inventions we no longer use, these inventions are employed daily to save lives, improve environmental sustainability, and keep humans healthy.       ...
13:51, 2019-07-08

Upcoming Exploration RPG Greedfall Has My Attention When I was first asked to preview Greedfall, an upcoming RPG by Spiders, I didn’t really know what to expect. Its vast world, packed with ruins and frontier towns, captured a sense of discovery but also evoked a strange apprehension in me. Greedfall brims with potential and clever ideas, yet even af...
20:00, 2019-08-19

How to block or unblock someone on Snapchat, and what happens when you do block someone Lucy Nicholson/Reuters You can block or unblock someone on Snapchat easily, but figuring out what exactly happens when you block someone can be confusing. Blocking someone on Snapchat not only makes it impossible for that person's account to contact you, but they also can't see your public posts on...
14:51, 2019-08-01

Greenpeace ship sets sail to highlight risk of mining below the waves A Greenpeace ship sets sail on Thursday to study an ecosystem beneath the Atlantic Ocean thought to hold clues to the origins of life to press its case for a ban on deep sea mining, as talks in Jamaica seek to agree rules on deep sea mineral exploitation....
02:51, 2019-07-03

A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration To investigate the vastly unexplored oceans covering most our planet, researchers aim to build a submerged network of interconnected sensors that send data to the surface — an underwater “internet of things.” But how to supply constant power to scores of sensors designed to stay for long durations i...
16:51, 2019-08-20

NASA says now is the best time in two centuries for space exploration When you’re planning on taking a trip it pays to plan ahead, and one of the first things you should do is check the weather forecast. The same is true for space travelers, and with so many missions in the works, NASA is now gazing ahead to see what the space weather forecast is looking......
02:34, 2019-06-14

We need to rediscover the wonder of space exploration to save Earth Going into space invites us to consider our position as the dominant species on a fragile planet, and how hard we must fight for it, says Richard Webb...
15:01, 2019-05-21

Eni expands its Middle East presence with new exploration Eni reached accords for exploration in two areas of Oman, one in partnership with BP, a day after it announced new exploration in Bahrain and the UAE....
16:34, 2019-07-11

Germans, socks and sandals: An exploration of the cliché Combining socks with sandals is now a mainstream trend. But even back when it was a fashion no-go, Germans couldn't have cared less. We look into the stereotype, as well as Germany's strong tradition of ugly sandals....
19:51, 2019-07-31

Siberian fires continue to wreak havoc, Greenpeace calls it a 'climate catastrophe' Authorities have suggested the wildfires were started intentionally in order to cover up illegal logging. Greenpeace has expressed outrage at the way the situation has been handled....
18:34, 2019-08-07

UPDATE 1-Equinor's Norwegian Arctic exploration well proves to be dry Equinor's exploration well drilled near its Korpfjell gas find in the Norwegian Arctic has proved to be dry, Norway's Petroleum Directorate said on Monday, in an area near the Russian offshore border the company had hoped would be oil rich....
14:34, 2019-06-17

Why Trump's tweet about (not) going to the Moon is a problem for space exploration Just one month after proclaiming his administration's mission to go back to the moon before going to on to Mars, President Donald Trump seemed to completely shift spaceflight gears in a confusing tweet June 7....
19:34, 2019-06-11

Teens sexting is part of ‘healthy exploration’: study Parents just don’t understand: Sexting, like sex, is just part of growing up. So declares a new study that finds teen sexting doesn’t deserve the bad rap it’s getting on HBO’s button-pushing “Euphoria.” Sending nude pics can actually be “indicative of health...
02:51, 2019-07-10

President Trump says NASA should “listen to the other side” of exploration Enlarge / President Trump, with Apollo 11 Command Module Pilot at far left, listens to Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin on Friday in the Oval Office. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) On Friday, a day before the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, President Trump invited ...
07:00, 2019-07-20

Simpler, air-powered soft robots could help with space exploration Soft robots promise a kinder, gentler approach to automation, but they're frequently hamstrung by complexity, costs and the need for wires. Thankfully, Harvard researchers have found a way to simplify matters. They've developed a softrobot driven b......
18:34, 2019-06-02

Buzz Aldrin, Second Man On Moon, "Disappointed" Over US Space Exploration When President Donald Trump asked Buzz Aldrin, the second human ever to walk on the moon, what he thought about the United States' current ability to operate in space 50 years after the Apollo 11......
10:51, 2019-07-20

From the moon to deep beyond: Australia’s future in space exploration What Australia’s fledgling space agency lacks in size it hopes to make up for with a smart operating strategy and a bold visionOn 20 July 1969, when Neil Armstrong first stepped onto the surface of the moon, the footage was relayed to 600 million viewers – about one-fifth of humanity in 1969 – from ...
03:51, 2019-07-20

Judicial obstruction is hindering offshore exploration and job creation A federal district court judge recently blocked the Trump administration from approving oil leases off the coast of Alaska. The decision is terrible news for American workers, who will lose out on thousands of jobs if it stands....
08:00, 2019-05-28

Mark Field suspended as minister after grabbing Greenpeace protester by the neck at City dinner Tory MP Mark Field has been suspended as a minister while investigations take place after he ejected a protester from a high profile dinner by grabbing her forcefully by the neck....
14:51, 2019-06-21

Advancing human exploration: Is space the final frontier, and how can data and AI get us there? Fifty years after the moon landing, it's not just NASA working on what many consider the final frontier for humanity: space travel. NASA, however, is special, and one of the reasons is that data is at the heart of what it does....
18:00, 2019-07-15

Sea of Solitude review - a dazzling and cathartic exploration of mental health PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One; Jo-Mei Games/Electronic ArtsDespite artless visual metaphors, this is a rare and audacious game that tackles depression and its causes head-onVideo games tend to lean heavily on metaphor when they tackle themes of mental health. In 2018’s Celeste, the journey to the top ...
17:17, 2019-07-05

NASA Awards Contract for Exploration Ground Systems Program Services NASA has selected ARES Technical Services Corporation in Burlingame, California, to provide support services to the Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) Program at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida....
04:17, 2019-08-14

Arizona city played critical role in moon exploration history When people think about space missions and moon landings, it's usually Cape Canaveral, Fla., and Houston, Texas, that comes to mind. But Flagstaff, Ariz., has also played a critical role in space exploration....
21:17, 2019-07-09

Google Maps makes urban exploration even easier in its latest update Over the years, Google Maps has turned into the ultimate navigation tool for travelers and commuters around the world. But aside from being able to get you from one predetermined location to another, Google Maps has also become very good at helping you explore new places. And with the latest update,...
15:17, 2019-05-27

Colson Whitehead, an exploration of female desire, and more books to read in July Every month, a deluge of new books comes flooding out from big publishers, indie houses, and self-publishing platforms. So every month, The A.V. Club narrows down the endless options to five of the books we’re most excited about....
20:34, 2019-07-02

Sotheby's 'Space Exploration' exhibit, auction timed to Apollo 11 anniversary Sotheby's this weekend will begin displaying items from the collections of astronauts involved in NASA's mission to land on the moon ahead of a planned New York auction later this month....
23:17, 2019-07-12

Brazil's Petrobras puts offshore gas fields, exploration bloc up for sale Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA has put its Peroa and Cangoa shallow-water natural gas fields and a deepwater exploration concession known as Malombe in the state of Espirito Santo up for sale, the company said....
15:17, 2019-07-05

Exploration of ‘Lost City’ in Honduras Uncovers Trove of Rare Life Forms Trond Larsen was night-searching for rare frogs and insects in the Lost City recently discovered within Honduras’ Mosquitia Rainforest when his headlamp illuminated something surprising: a curious black puma. Larsen, a researcher who led this February 2017 expedition into the so-called Lost City of ...
03:51, 2019-06-21

Toyota And Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Aim To Launch Lunar Rover By 2029 JAXA and Toyota will manufacture, test and evaluate prototypes, with the goal of developing a manned, pressurised lunar rover and exploring the surface of the moon as part of an international project....
11:17, 2019-07-18

NASA is joining forces with Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos to help space exploration NASA may have ambitions of returning to the Moon on its own, but it's asking for help from Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk to make breakthroughs for future space missions, including going to Mars....
22:34, 2019-07-31

Boeing moves closer to Cape Canaveral as Trump drives space exploration Boeing announced it will move its space division's headquarters to the central Florida coast, where NASA once launched rockets taking humans to the moon, to capitalize on President Trump's investment in exploration beyond Earth's orbit....
22:17, 2019-06-19

MLB London: Chicago Cubs to face St Louis Cardinals at London Stadium in 2020 London Stadium will host two more Major League Baseball games next year, with the St Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs confirmed for two meetings in the capital next June....
15:34, 2019-06-07

London housing shortage: home building is rising at a slower rate in London than any other region The number of houses being built is rising at a slower rate in London than any other region despite the capital having the most acute homes shortage, according to analysis today....
14:51, 2019-08-21

Thousands protest in Sudan, demanding civilian rule Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Sudan's capital Khartoum on Sunday in the largest mass demonstration since the deadly crackdown on a pro-democracy sit-in earlier in June....
04:34, 2019-07-02

Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign Thousands of people in Puerto Rico have marched to the governor’s residence in San Juan, carrying the U.S. territory’s flag and chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign...
05:51, 2019-07-18

Djokovic: Wimbledon victory was 'mentally the most demanding' of my career Novak Djokovic has described his Wimbledon victory over Roger Federer as the biggest mental challenge of his career after he saved two championship points to lift his fifth title at the grand slam tournament....
19:34, 2019-07-15

Novak Djokovic: Wimbledon win 'mentally the most demanding' of my career Novak Djokovic has described his Wimbledon victory over Roger Federer as the biggest mental challenge of his career after he saved two championship points to lift his fifth title at the grand slam tournament....
16:51, 2019-07-15

De Blasio calls Post ‘ludicrous’ for demanding his removal Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed it was “ludicrous” for The Post to demand he be removed or resign from office over his performance during the Manhattan blackout. “It makes absolutely no sense,” de Blasio told Errol Louis on NY1’s “Inside City Hall.” “We’re a city right now that ...
04:17, 2019-07-16

Trump Shifts Gears on Infrastructure, Demanding Trade Come First On the eve of a meeting with Democratic leaders, President Trump insisted they put aside a plan to rebuild roads and airports until after passing a new trade pact with Mexico and Canada....
06:17, 2019-05-22

The reason why Trump is demanding that Americans boycott AT&T is ridiculous President Donald Trump used his Twitter account (via CNBC) today to call for a boycott of the nation's second largest carrier, AT&T. Did the wireless provider overcharge the White House for unlimited data? Was the president's account throttled preventing him from sending an important tweet? No, the ...
03:34, 2019-06-04

Peru starts demanding passports, visas from Venezuelans Riot police are guarding Peru's northern border to ensure that only Venezuelan migrants who hold a passport and humanitarian visa can enter the country....
00:01, 2019-06-16

DOJ supports lawsuit demanding religious tuition payments The U.S. Department of Justice is backing three families who are suing to force the state of Maine to pay tuition for some students to attend religious high schools....
21:17, 2019-06-11

Renting in London: south London areas see biggest price increase as UK rents hit record high Renters waiting to move home until after the Tenant Fees Ban came into force increased demand in June and July, pushing average rents to a record high....
06:51, 2019-08-23

African bloc suspends Sudan, demanding end to military rule The African Union (AU) on Thursday suspended Sudan until the establishment of civilian rule, intensifying global pressure on its new military leaders to stand down after the worst violence since Omar al-Bashir's fall in April....
00:51, 2019-06-07

Thousands march in Moscow demanding open city elections More than 100 arrested in biggest opposition rally in six years, prompted by disqualification of independent candidates Russia’s opposition held its largest protest in years in central Moscow in a show of strength and defiance after previous rallies were forcefully dispersed with mass arrests.Monito...
23:17, 2019-08-10

Adani justified in demanding names of CSIRO scientists, deputy PM says Mining company said it wanted ‘peace of mind’ that groundwater review would not be ‘hijacked’ by anti-coal activists The deputy prime minister, Michael McCormack, has defended Adani after revelations it tried to get the names of scientists reviewing a crucial plan for its Queensland mine, fearing th...
02:34, 2019-07-16

Hong Kong protesters march demanding leader resign Protesters in Hong Kong are demanding that the city's leader completely withdraw an extradition bill and step down. Chief Executive Carrie Lam has only suspended the bill and refused to apologize for promoting it....
14:17, 2019-06-16

China and Russia top Apple’s list of countries demanding app takedowns Nearly a dozen countries demanded that Apple remove allegedly illicit apps from the App Store during the second half of last year, and it largely complied.Read More...
22:51, 2019-07-03

5 time-saving tricks I used to make $106,421 on the side while working a demanding 9-to-5 job Courtesy of Luisa Zhou Luisa Zhou's career is built around teaching people how to start their own six-figure-plus businesses working for themselves. Before she turned in her notice at a great job with a six-figure salary, she had already made $106,421 from her side gig. Below, she shares the top tr...
22:34, 2019-08-19

Hong Kong expects more rallies demanding leader resign Protesters in Hong Kong are demanding the city's leader step down and withdraw an extradition bill. Chief Executive Carrie Lam suspended an unpopular extradition bill and refused to apologize for promoting it....
05:17, 2019-06-16

Researchers hacked a Canon DSLR with Bitcoin demanding ransomware Bitcoin demanding ransomware knows no bounds, and the latest potential victim? DSLR cameras. A group of security researchers have managed to exploit vulnerabilities in a Canon EOS 80D digital camera to hold its owner’s photos to a Bitcoin ransom, The Inquirer reports. The researchers from cybersecur...
17:00, 2019-08-12

Trailer for Love, Antosha promises a moving exploration of actor Anton Yelchin’s short life Anton Yelchin, a Russian immigrant who started acting as a child, starred in a number of acclaimed indie movies, in addition to taking over the role of Chekhov in the recent Star Trek movie franchise and the lead in Netflix’s animated Trollhunters series. He died at age 27 in a freak accident in 201...
21:00, 2019-06-11

Swiss women stage mass strike demanding overdue equality Hundreds of thousands of women across Switzerland held a strike on Friday to highlight their wealthy nation's poor record on female rights, recreating the passion of the last such walkout 28 years ago....
19:34, 2019-06-14

Thousands marched on Puerto Rico governor’s residence demanding he quit The march on Governor Ricardo Rossello's official San Juan residence was the latest in a week of sometimes violent protests over the messages attacking political adversaries, some of which were misogynistic and homophobic....
04:51, 2019-07-20

Indian doctors to widen strike demanding improved safety after attack A leading Indian doctors' association called for a nationwide strike on Monday, stepping up protests by medical staff demanding better security at hospitals after an attack on doctors in Kolkata....
19:34, 2019-06-14

Senior Madhya Pradesh Officer Punished For Demanding Alcohol From Juniors A senior officer in the Madhya Pradesh government was transferred after he reportedly demanded non-vegetarian food and liquor from his juniors, asked them to foot the bill for the food and drinks as......
16:17, 2019-06-07

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard demanding excellence from the outset as he gets to work Most Chelsea managers in the Roman Abramovich era feel a fear of being replaced build over time — but Frank Lampard experienced that emotion first time around in 2003....
15:17, 2019-07-05

Opposition Parties Plan Protest Demanding Release Of Detained Leaders Several Opposition parties led by the DMK will hold a protest here on Thursday to demand the immediate release of those detained in Jammu and Kashmir after the state''s special status was scrapped....
20:34, 2019-08-19

Bernie Sanders battles MSNBC anchor over demanding Biden apology Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, had a tense exchange with MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle on Thursday over whether or not former Vice President Joe Biden owes an apology for remarks he recently made about segregationist colleagues he worked with in the Senate. ...
00:34, 2019-06-21

Hackers Strike Another Small Florida City, Demanding Hefty Ransom For the second week in a row, a small Florida city has agreed to pay cyber criminals hundreds of thousands of dollars after a ransomware attack crippled city systems....
20:51, 2019-06-27

Greenpeace vessels begin pole-to-pole ocean journey - in pictures The Arctic Sunrise and the Esperanza, two Greenpeace vessels, are in Svalbard, Norway, on the first leg of a voyage from the Arctic to the Antarctic. The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts joined the mission to highlight the threats facing the oceans and to campaign for a global treaty covering all internati...
20:34, 2019-06-07

Greenpeace activist grabbed around the neck by Tory MP Mark Field says he should 'go on anger management course' The woman who was grabbed around the neck by Tory MP Mark Field has been named as Greenpeace activist Janet Barker, who today called for him to attend an anger management course....
14:51, 2019-06-21

Shannon Watts’s Work Diary: The Demanding Job of Running ‘Moms Demand Action’ One of the most prominent gun-control organizations in the United States got its start at her kitchen table. Now she crisscrosses the country pushing for change....
11:51, 2019-06-06

Starbucks barista accused of demanding pregnant woman give back coffee A Starbucks barista in the UK is being accused of “womb bothering” a pregnant woman by insisting she give back her caffeinated coffee because it is "bad for the baby."...
03:17, 2019-05-22

People Are Demanding Justice for the Major Stranger Things Character Who Met an Unfortunate Fate Warning: This post contains spoilers for Stranger Things Season 3 Stranger Things Season 3 left one of its most disheartening plot developments for the very end: Chief Jim Hopper is dead, at least if you believe what you read in the Indianapolis Gazette. “Hawkins mourns the loss of Police Chie...
14:00, 2019-07-05

San Juan streets packed with protesters demanding Puerto Rico's governor resign Thousands of people poured into the streets of San Juan on Monday in protests aimed at forcing Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello to resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from deadly 2017 hurricanes....
16:34, 2019-07-22

Costco Shooting Leaves Family of Man Killed by Off-Duty Officer Demanding Answers The man’s family has characterized him as having a mental disability, and called for more information to be released. The police have said the officer was assaulted before he opened fire....
02:17, 2019-06-19

Puerto Rico police fire teargas at protesters demanding governor's resignation - video Police in San Juan fired teargas on Monday to disperse thousands of protesters calling on Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Rosselló to quit over leaked homophobic and misogynistic chats with his closest allies. The messages also included homophobic ridicule of singer Ricky Martin, who joined the 100,0...
20:34, 2019-07-23

Thousands of Puerto Ricans march in in San Juan, demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign Many older protesters went home before nightfall as chanting young people filled Old San Juan’s Totem Plaza and the first few blocks leading up to the 16th century fortress where the governor resides.        ...
12:34, 2019-07-18

'Bachelor' creator Mike Fleiss accused of attacking pregnant wife, demanding she get abortion: docs Laura Fleiss -- wife of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" creator Mike Fleiss -- has been granted a temporary restraining order against him following claims he attacked her at their Hawaii home after he allegedly "demanded" she get an abortion, according to court documents. ...
00:51, 2019-07-17

Police fire teargas to break up massive protests demanding Puerto Rico governor resign Police in San Juan fired tear gas on Monday night to disperse thousands of protesters demanding Puerto Rico's governor resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes....
12:17, 2019-07-23

Christian Group Claims Thousands of People Signed Its Petition Demanding Netflix Cancel Amazon's Good Omens A Christian group known as Return to Order has been running a campaign to urge Netflix to remove the show Good Omens, which was released on Amazon.Read more......
03:51, 2019-06-21

Protests in Puerto Rico show no sign of stopping as thousands take to the streets demanding governor resign over leaked text messages AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo Thousands of protesters have jammed streets in San Juan since Saturday, calling on Governor Ricardo Rossello to step down after the leak of a raft of controversial and vulgar text messages between him and his closest allies. The massive and at times violent prote...
21:51, 2019-07-19

KFC plant-based chicken? The fast-food chain says it's in an 'exploration phase' KFC’s U.S. President Kevin Hochman said the company is in an “exploration phase” but has no plans to test a plant-based meat alternative yet.        ...
06:51, 2019-05-31

'Bachelor' creator Mike Fleiss accused of abusing pregnant wife, demanding she get abortion The pregnant wife of 'Bachelor' creator Mike Fleiss has accused Fleiss of domestic violence and demanding she get an abortion.        ...
08:00, 2019-07-18

'He must resign': Thousands shut down Puerto Rico streets demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló step down Thousands of Puerto Ricans took to the streets Monday as Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló clung to his job amid a deepening scandal.        ...
01:34, 2019-07-23

Stonewall at 50: LGBT activists ask 'what's next?' The Stonewall uprising is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The riots and ensuing protests are credited with spurring the US gay rights movement, but five decades later those who were there say there's more work to do....
22:51, 2019-06-27

Two Transgender Activists Are Getting a Monument in New York Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, both key figures in the gay liberation movement, will be honored with a permanent installation in Greenwich Village....
06:34, 2019-05-30

Russia cracks down on environmental activists The environmental group Ecodefense is being targeted by the Russian authorities for refusing to comply with a law that was heavily criticized internationally. Now its director, Alexandra Korolyova, has fled to Germany....
11:51, 2019-07-22

Lyft donates $150,000 in rides to immigration activists Company to provide credits to not-for-profit RaicesRiders can contribute additional funds through appThe ride-hailing company Lyft will be donating $150,000 in ride credits to a not-for-profit organization providing legal services to immigrants and will allow riders to contribute to the organization...
00:00, 2019-07-02

Native Hawaiian activists protest telescope Protesters gathered at the base of Hawaii's tallest mountain on Monday, trying to stop the construction of a giant telescope. Protesters say the telescope will desecrate sacred land. Supporters say it will bring economic and scientific benefits. (July 16)        ...
11:51, 2019-07-16

Activists Say at Least 16 Were Killed in an Airstrike in Northwest Syria (BEIRUT) — An airstrike struck a busy market in a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Monday, killing at least 16 people, according to opposition activists and a war monitoring group. The airstrike took place in the town of Maaret al-Numan and also wounded more than 30 people, according t...
14:51, 2019-07-22

Democratic presidential hopefuls to woo California activists SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Democratic presidential hopefuls have descended on California for a weekend gathering of thousands of party activists. Fourteen candidates including home state Sen. Kamala Harris and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are set to speak at the California Democratic Party’s annual g...
06:17, 2019-06-01

US philanthropists vow to raise millions for climate activists Fund donates £500,000 to grassroots Extinction Rebellion and other groups, with promise of more to come A group of wealthy US philanthropists and investors have donated almost half a million pounds to support the grassroots movement Extinction Rebellion and school strike groups – with the promise of...
11:00, 2019-07-12

The Latest: Activists step up trainings for immigrants CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on “know-your-rights” training for immigrants (all times local): 3 p.m. With renewed pledges on mass deportations, immigrant rights activists have fine-tuned and ramped up one of their most basic organizing tools: the know-your-rights training. From Los Angeles ...
23:34, 2019-06-22

UK eco-activists banned from using boats in street protests Climate-change activists Extinction Rebellion have been banned from using their trademark boats in the last of a series of Summer protests on Friday....
06:34, 2019-07-20

Syrian activists: At least 14 killed in rebel stronghold BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists and rescuers say government warplanes and artillery have pounded the last rebel stronghold in the country, killing at least 14 people by midday. Wednesday’s attacks mark a month since government forces escalated their offensive on the rebel stronghold in northwes...
15:00, 2019-05-29

Did Anti-Abortion Activists Overreach in Alabama? In the On Politics newsletter: The president and some allies are distancing themselves from the Alabama abortion ban, worried that the law goes beyond what voters support....
23:51, 2019-05-21

Activists fight deforestation in Turkey's Ida mountains Activists are protesting the construction of a Canadian gold mine in Turkey's Ida mountains. They say the project will harm one of the country's last major swaths of forest and will be devastating for the environment....
11:00, 2019-08-06

Animal rights activists score win at Barcelona zoo Animal rights activists in Barcelona are celebrating a victory after the Spanish city ordered its municipal zoo to restrict the reproduction of captive animals unless their young are destined to be reintroduced into the wild....
12:01, 2019-05-23

Bed Bath & Beyond names new directors to placate activists Bed Bath & Beyond said on Wednesday a group of activist investors, which had pushed for sweeping changes at the home-goods retailer, has withdrawn its slate of 10 board nominees after reaching an agreement with the company. The group, comprising Legion Partners Asset Management, Macellum Advisors an...
20:34, 2019-05-29

Climate activists to skip plane and sailboat to US Greta Thunberg, the teen-aged global environmental activist, plans to take her message to America the old-fashioned way: by boat.        ...
22:51, 2019-07-31

Google Urged by Activists to Break Up Before Regulators Force It To Shareholder activists want Google parent Alphabet to break itself up before regulators force the world's biggest Internet ad seller to split into different pieces....
14:00, 2019-06-19

Activists describe life under lockdown in Kashmir as ‘grim’ A team of activists and scholars has released a report that paints a bleak picture of Indian-administered Kashmir, challenging official government accounts that life is returning to normal amid an indefinite curfew and communications blackout...
15:00, 2019-08-14

Hong Kong activists warn of violence if protests are ignored Young people say they feel they have no choice but to become more radical: ‘They never listen’Brian Chan, a 23-year-old university graduate, was having his arms rinsed in saline water at a makeshift first-aid station manned by volunteers. Both his arms were red from an allergic reaction after he was...
17:00, 2019-06-14

Mexico frees activists accused of migrant trafficking MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say two jailed immigration activists have been set free due to lack of evidence following accusations of migrant trafficking. Irineo Mújica, director of the nonprofit group Pueblos Sin Fronteras, and fellow activist Cristóbal Sánchez celebrated Wednesday’s ...
02:34, 2019-06-13

Activists call for end to family separations with cage installations #NoKidsInCages asks lawmakers to pass Keep Families Together Act by portraying migrant children in cages across New York CityThey lie prone on the ground across New York City, covered with the metallic blankets used in life-or-death emergencies. Related: Jurors refuse to convict activist facing 20 y...
05:51, 2019-06-13

Hawaii activists protesting over start of work on telescope Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the base of Hawaii’s tallest mountain to protest the construction of a giant telescope on land that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred...
18:34, 2019-07-15

US surveils border activists and blocks their work, lawsuit says ACLU alleges that government has hampered humanitarian work as it targeted organizers on a secret databaseThe US government has interfered with humanitarian aid work at the US-Mexico border by monitoring activists, restricting their travel and detaining them, a new lawsuit alleges.In a complaint fil...
10:00, 2019-07-24

Climate activists are on trial for taking down Macron portraits BOURG-EN-BRESSE, France — Across France, activists have been taking down official portraits of President Emmanuel Macron to protest what they consider his “inaction” against climate change. Now they face up to 10 years in prison. The first of several trials targeting the activists opened Tuesday in ...
20:34, 2019-05-29

New census evidence is ‘smoking gun’ to Latino legislators, activists Latino leaders say new information on how the Trump administration decided to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 census is the “smoking gun” that backs their assertions that the administration sought to suppress Hispanic votes. “You could smell this smoking gun from a mile away,” California A...
03:51, 2019-06-01

Activists urge banks not to finance Ugandan oil pipeline A group of 30 international and local campaign groups have petitioned two banks to abandon plans to raise funds to build an oil pipeline to export Ugandan oil, saying the project would damage local livelihoods, water resources and wildlife....
14:51, 2019-06-07

'The last fight for Hong Kong': activists gear up over extradition law Fears controversial bill, which has its second reading next week, will allow China to target political enemies with impunityIt has been called “the nail in Hong Kong’s coffin”, a bill that activists say will “legitimise Chinese abduction” from the city. But the city’s legislators are pushing ahead w...
05:34, 2019-06-07

No Hong Kong response as activists’ deadline passes HONG KONG (AP) — A deadline imposed by activist groups for Hong Kong’s government to meet demands including the scrapping of controversial extradition legislation has passed without an official response. The groups say they will call on supporters to surround government headquarters if their d...
11:51, 2019-06-20

Activists scramble to prevent Uighur man's deportation to China Ablikim Yusuf, who had been living in Pakistan, faces detention and torture if he is sent to China, say supportersHuman rights activists are scrambling to prevent the imminent deportation of a Uighur man to China, where they say he faces torture.Ablikim Yusuf, 53, who has been living in Pakistan, po...
17:34, 2019-08-03

Germany: Climate activists end coal blockade in Garzweiler Climate protesters have left the Garzweiler coal mine a day after around 1,000 activists broke through police lines and occupied the site. They were highlighting what they say is Germany's inaction on climate change....
01:34, 2019-06-24

Chinese activists seek UN investigation into Tiananmen crackdown More than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called on Monday on the United Nations' top human rights body to investigate Beijing's deadly crackdown 30 years ago....
10:17, 2019-06-17

Green activists say climate got buried in Democratic debate Climate activists said they will extend a protest outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters on Thursday to demand global warming gets more attention in the party’s debates, after the issue received just seven minutes in the first two-hour face-off between Democratic White House hopefuls...
20:51, 2019-06-27

Far-left activists emboldened by Tiffany Cabán’s upset win Emboldened lefty activists are threatening Democratic primary challenges against veteran incumbents in next year’s state legislative races in the wake of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s protege Tiffany Caban’s upset victory in the Queens district attorney’s race. Working Fami...
00:17, 2019-06-28

Chinese activists seek U.N. investigation into Tiananmen crackdown More than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called on Monday on the United Nations' top human rights body to investigate Beijing's deadly crackdown 30 years ago....
06:00, 2019-06-17

German Extinction Rebellion activists chain themselves to chancellery The campaigners have sent the keys to unlock them inside letters to 13 government ministries. The activists are asking Chancellor Angela Merkel to declare a "climate emergency."...
17:17, 2019-06-11

The Latest: Activists: Sudan military assault clears sit-in KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Latest on the Sudanese military’s moves against a sit-in protest camp in the capital (all times local) 11:50 a.m. Sudanese activists say an assault by security forces has almost completely cleared the sit-in area outside the military’s headquarters in the capit...
12:00, 2019-06-03

Activists blast Rio gov comment about slum missile strike A human rights official and community activists are criticizing the governor of Rio de Janeiro state for saying that a missile could be sent to "blow up" drug traffickers in a local slum....
05:17, 2019-06-16

Climate activists convicted for removing Macron portrait BOURG-EN-BRESSE, France (AP) — Six French environmental activists have been convicted of theft for removing an official portrait of President Emmanuel Macron to protest his climate change policies. Five activists were sentenced Wednesday to a suspended 500-euro fine — they won’t have to pay un...
15:51, 2019-06-12

Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to Shareholder activists want Google parent Alphabet Inc to break itself up before regulators force the world's biggest internet ad seller to split into different pieces....
19:00, 2019-06-19

Tajikistan regime targeting families of political activists From surveillance to outright threats, Tajik authorities are making life difficult for the families of political activists who have fled abroad. DW spoke with victims from a state that allows little room for dissent....
21:51, 2019-07-13

Russian Web Activists Joust With Kremlin to Keep Internet Free A band of Russian techies and lawyers score wins in protecting web freedom, as they face their biggest challenge yet: trying to stop President Vladimir Putin’s plan to firewall the country from the rest of the internet....
18:51, 2019-08-22

Berta Cáceres case: a warning for those who would kill activists Trial is notable for highlighting land and nature defender murders that ordinarily go unpunishedThe sentencing on Thursday of seven men accused of murdering the Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres is only partial justice, but it should inspire anyone committed to ending the slaughter of land and...
14:32, 2019-05-21

Thai authorities urged to investigate attacks on activists Rights groups are urging Thai authorities to investigate attacks against pro-democracy activists after one was beaten and left unconscious on a sidewalk last week...
12:00, 2019-07-03

Sudan activists call for ‘justice’ for killed protesters Thousands of Sudanese have flooded the streets of the capital of Khartoum and other cities to mark the 40th day since the deadly dispersal of a protest sit-in...
20:00, 2019-07-13

Polish activists try to save cows condemned to death A herd of about 180 free-roaming cows in Poland must be slaughtered, authorities have ruled, to the dismay of activists fighting to save them as a cause celebre for animal rights....
04:17, 2019-05-29

Russian opposition activists picket for free elections Russian opposition activists staged a string of pickets in central Moscow on Saturday to call for free elections and for charges against protesters detained at recent rallies to be dropped....
18:34, 2019-08-17

Can someone please send mushrooms to all the men’s rights activists out there? | Arwa Mahdawi If Roosh V, rape-apologist and leading voice in the online ‘manosphere’, can change his ways, perhaps psychedelics can advance feminismSign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading......
20:17, 2019-05-25

Climate activists on trial for taking down Macron portraits Across France, activists have been taking down official portraits of President Emmanuel Macron to protest what they consider his "inaction" against climate change....
14:17, 2019-05-28

Activists protest killing of Ethiopian Israeli teenager Solomon Teka, a 19-year-old Israeli of Ethiopian origin, was shot dead by an off-duty police officer on Sunday in a town near Haifa. The teenager's killing stoked accusations of racism and police brutality in Israel....
03:34, 2019-07-04

Activists lay flowers at memorial for Hong Kong protester Thousands of people in Hong Kong laid sunflowers and white lilies at a memorial site on Thursday for a man who fell to his death during protests against an extradition bill that has plunged the former British colony into turmoil....
09:17, 2019-07-12

Kenya court upholds ban on gay sex in major setback for activists Judges in Nairobi say they had not seen enough evidence of discrimination to change lawLGBT campaigners have reacted with anger and dismay after judges at Kenya’s high court rejected a bid to repeal colonial-era laws criminalising gay sex.The ruling has dealt a major setback to campaigners, who hope...
17:17, 2019-05-24

Climate activists call for action in Latin America Climate change activists in Latin America rallied for action on global warming Friday, heeding a call by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to hold demonstrations across the world...
00:51, 2019-05-25

Abortion-rights activists renew battle in Argentina Abortion rights activists are launching a renewed effort to legalize elective abortions in the homeland of Pope Francis after narrowly falling short last year...
18:34, 2019-05-28

| Ethiopia jails critics in crackdown after killings: activists Ethiopia is using last month's assassination of high-ranking officials as a pretext to arrest critics with no apparent links to the attacks, international and domestic rights activists said Wednesday....
08:51, 2019-07-11

In Germany, Activists Battle Food Waste By Dumpster Diving Objects disposed of in a bin on private grounds remain the property of the person who threw them away until they are collected by the dump truck. Nevertheless, hundreds of activists across Germany......
15:17, 2019-06-18

Cyberbullying by vegan activists a source of stress for farmers, psychologists say The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food spent several months studying the mental health challenges facing farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers....
04:17, 2019-08-06

Climate activists find warmer reception at shareholder meetings Climate activists found companies more receptive to steps like cutting emissions or buying clean power this year, a new tally of shareholder resolutions shows, a trend proponents said undercuts the case for proxy rule changes sought by business groups....
05:17, 2019-07-12

3 dead, 15 hurt in clash between Pashtun activists, Pakistani military At least three people were killed and 15 were injured Sunday when clashes between Pakistani military troops and Pashtun activists broke out during a sit-in protest near the Afghanistan border....
15:34, 2019-05-27

Hong Kong protests fade as activists mull next steps HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s government headquarters has reopened as the number of protesters gathered outside dwindled to a few dozen. The demonstrations persisted into early Tuesday but by midmorning most of the protesters had gone home. A routine meeting of the Executive Council was called ...
05:00, 2019-06-18

70 activists arrested at climate change rally outside NY Times building Seventy environmental protesters were arrested Saturday outside The New York Times building in Midtown, police said. The demonstrators, from the activist group Extinction Rebellion NYC, first gathered at Bryant Park at around noon and then marched through Times Square before setting up on Eighth Ave...
09:17, 2019-06-23

'Treating protest as terrorism': US plans crackdown on Keystone XL activists Documents suggest an aggressive response to possible protests against the oil pipeline amid fears of another Standing RockAngeline Cheek is preparing for disaster. The indigenous organizer from the Fort Peck reservation in Montana fears that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline could break and spill, d...
14:32, 2019-05-21

Climate activists clash with French police at Paris bridge French police used riot shields and pepper spray to clear scores of climate activists blocking a bridge over the Seine in Paris on Friday, as the city sweltered under a record-breaking heatwave that many blame on global warming....
22:51, 2019-06-28

Activists step up trainings amid Trump deportation threats CHICAGO (AP) — With renewed pledges on mass deportations, immigrant rights activists have fine-tuned and ramped up one of their most basic organizing tools: The know-your-rights training. From Los Angeles to Atlanta, advocates and attorneys have brought civil rights workshops to schools, churches, s...
23:34, 2019-06-22

Rapper Meek Mill to appeal sentence that drew activists' ire Rapper Meek Mill on Tuesday will appeal a Pennsylvania judge's decision to sentence him to up to four years in prison for probation violations in a case that criminal justice reform advocates say illustrates racial bias in the system....
13:34, 2019-07-16

Nearly 100 Activists Arrested During ICE Protest That Shut Down NYC's West Side Highway Nearly 100 people were arrested after anti-Immigration and Customs Enforcement protesters temporarily shut down a section of New York City’s West Side Highway in Manhattan on Saturday. This latest protest was to call attention to the treatment of people at the border as well as the arrests of nearly...
07:00, 2019-08-12

Exiled Thai activists fear for their lives in Southeast Asia After years of exile in Laos for violating lese-majeste laws, the Thai protest band Faiyen arrived in France, seeking asylum and singing songs forbidden at home. Their escape comes as more activists are disappearing....
18:00, 2019-08-12

FIFA says wrong to stop Iran activists in World Cup stadiums NICE, France (AP) — FIFA says it was wrong for people campaigning for women to be allowed into Iranian soccer stadiums to be removed from a Women’s World Cup game in France. Stadium security officials intervened in Grenoble during Saturday’s game between New Zealand and Canada when they ...
12:34, 2019-06-18

'48 years is enough': activists and celebrities call for release of ex-Black Panther Seventy-five public figures sign letter to New York governor asking for release of Jalil Muntaqim after nearly five decades in prisonLeading civil rights activists, academics, actors and writers are calling on Andrew Cuomo to release Jalil Muntaqim, a former Black Panther who has been in prison for ...
21:51, 2019-05-21

Meet generation Greta: young climate activists around the world They’re too young to vote, but schoolchildren across the globe are taking matters into their own handsIn May, for the second time this year, more than 1.5 million young people in more than 125 countries walked out of schools, colleges and universities in the biggest day of global climate action ever...
10:34, 2019-06-28

Bahrain Executes 3 Men, Including 2 Shiite Activists on ‘Terrorism Crimes’ The two activists were convicted in a mass terrorism trial in connection with the killing a police officer. Amnesty International says they were tortured into confessing....
22:17, 2019-07-31

Activists say new Tennessee law aims to suppress African American votes Lawsuit says law that would fine groups that turn in incomplete or incorrect registration votes imposes ‘unconstitutional obstacles’Tequila Johnson lists off laundromats, nightclubs and churches. Those are the places her team of 150 volunteers visited during the midterm elections last year, register...
15:51, 2019-06-04

JPMorgan Chase accused of purging accounts of conservative activists JPMorgan Chase is under fire for closing the bank accounts of several customers in the conservative movement as other right-wingers are threatening to close their accounts unless the bank plays nice....
10:00, 2019-05-26

French activists protest Amazon for destroying environment, jobs Protestors called on the government to block authorization for three new Amazon warehouses slated to open around France. They accuse the company of killing jobs in local businesses, not paying enough taxes and exacerbating climate change....
17:00, 2019-07-03

Activists demand end of Shell, fossil fuel at shareholder meeting A group of environmental activists tried to disrupt Royal Dutch Shell's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, calling for this year's gathering to be the company's last....
23:51, 2019-05-21

Turkey acquits 3 rights activists of terror-related charges A court in Istanbul has acquitted the Turkey representative of Reporters Without Borders and two other human rights activists of charges of engaging in terrorist propaganda...
16:00, 2019-07-17

Activists ask leaders at G20 to urge Japan to uphold commercial whaling ban As Japan prepares to relaunch its commercial whaling practices, environmentalists have called for leaders at the G20 summit to speak up. Japan stopped commercial whaling more than 30 years ago....
12:51, 2019-06-28

Activists show bleeding bulls in call to end Pamplona stampedes Animal rights activists are calling for an end to the famed Pamplona bull runs by releasing video of the doomed animals bleeding profusely – including from their noses and mouths, according to a report. The campaigners from Animal Guardians and La Tortura No Es Cultura (Torture Is Not Culture) have ...
02:00, 2019-07-17

African activists urge Eritrea's leader to launch reforms More than 100 African writers and activists are urging Eritrea's authoritarian leader to protect basic freedoms and launch political reforms in the continent's "most closed society."...
14:17, 2019-06-11

The Latest: Young climate activists get ready for court test PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on young people suing the U.S. government over climate change (all times local): 12 p.m. Young people who sued the U.S. government over climate change are preparing for a key court test as the Trump administration tries to prevent the case from moving forward. Nathan...
21:51, 2019-06-04

Rights group says Mexico puts activists on trial to win over Trump Mexico will try two veteran organizers of migrant caravans on Tuesday in a move that rights activists said was aimed at appeasing the Trump administration after an agreement last week that averted new U.S. tariffs on its southern neighbor....
08:51, 2019-06-11

Thai police summon activists to hear sedition charges BANGKOK (AP) — Thirteen Thai political activists have appeared at a Bangkok police station to answer a summons on sedition charges that critics say are part of a plan to remove a rising progressive politician from the political scene. Wednesday’s move came on the fifth anniversary of a militar...
11:51, 2019-05-22

Revealed: how Monsanto's 'intelligence center' targeted journalists and activists Internal documents show how the company worked to discredit critics and investigated singer Neil YoungMonsanto operated a “fusion center” to monitor and discredit journalists and activists, and targeted a reporter who wrote a critical book on the company, documents reveal. The agrochemical corporati...
21:17, 2019-08-08

'Speared' activists protest Spain's Pamplona bull runs Dozens of half-naked protesters lay on the street with fake spears jutting from their backs on the eve of the Spanish festival of San Fermin on Friday, in a recreation of the technique used to weaken bulls in a bullfight....
04:17, 2019-07-06

Revealed: FBI and police monitoring Oregon anti-pipeline activists Emails show the latest example of environmental groups facing increased surveillance by law enforcementLaw enforcement groups, including the FBI, have been monitoring opponents of a natural gas infrastructure project in Oregon and circulated intelligence to an email list that included a Republican-a...
11:17, 2019-08-08

Hong Kong activists hold Tiananmen candlelight vigil Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are holding a candlelight vigil commemorating the Tiananmen protests and remembering the victims of the crackdown...
17:17, 2019-06-04

Hong Kong activists prepare for Tiananmen candlelight vigil Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong were preparing for a candlelight vigil Tuesday commemorating the 30th anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen crackdown, underscoring concern for Chinese human rights in the semi-autonomous territory, even as its own civil liberties are under threat....
12:34, 2019-06-04

Anti-Trump activists hold rallies across US to call for impeachment Left-wing activists took to the streets Saturday to hold rallies calling for the impeachment of President Trump, as they seek to pile further pressure on Democratic leaders in Congress to back a push to oust the president....
00:34, 2019-06-16

Second Day Of Hong Kong Protests, Activists To Target Mainland Shoppers Hong Kong protesters are set to rally for a second day on Sunday in an area popular with mainland Chinese shoppers as anger over the government's handling of an extradition bill revives other......
15:51, 2019-07-14

Sheffield tree activists in legal talks to get convictions quashed Move comes after investigation into city council found it fell far short of good practiceTree campaigners in Sheffield who were prosecuted by the council over a programme to fell thousands of street trees are taking legal advice to get their convictions quashed.The move follows a 15-month investigat...
22:34, 2019-07-24

Turkey starts filling huge Tigris river dam, activists say Turkey has started filling a huge hydroelectric dam on the Tigris river, a lawmaker and activists said, despite protests that it will displace thousands of people and risks creating water shortages downstream in Iraq....
18:34, 2019-08-02

Activists Ramp Up Pressure on Congress to Start Impeachment Hearings Liberal activists are ramping up pressure on Congress to start impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump, despite continued reservations from Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Progressive groups such as Credo, Stand Up America and Move on are calling for House Democrats to take action at the same time that...
04:51, 2019-06-06

Animal welfare activists urge end to SeaWorld dolphin shows Years after the documentary film "Blackfish" galvanized a movement to end SeaWorld's killer whale performances, animal rights activists on Wednesday called for an end to "circus-style" dolphin shows at the theme parks....
05:34, 2019-06-06

Activists target airport as Hong Kong braces for more protests Multiple protests are planned for Friday, including a march by accountants to government headquarters and a "Baltic Chain" event where protesters will join hands across different districts in the Chinese territory....
04:17, 2019-08-23

Germany grants asylum to two Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Two pro-democracy activists from Hong Kong have sought and secured refugee status in Germany. The decision shows concern that Beijing is limiting rights in semi-autonomous Hong Kong....
07:34, 2019-05-23

Hong Kong activists get asylum in Germany; denounce extradition law Germany has granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges at home, they said on Wednesday, apparently the first time Germany has acknowledged such status for democracy campaigners from the Chinese-ruled city....
12:34, 2019-05-23

Climate activists disrupt British cities with 'summer uprising' Environmental activists sought to sow chaos in five British cities on Monday in a bid to force the government to act to help avert what they cast as a climate cataclysm....
17:00, 2019-07-15

Syrian activists say bombing of rebel area killed 5 people Syrian rescue workers and activists say government warplanes have bombed the last rebel stronghold in the country again, levelling a building and killing five people inside it, including three members of a single family....
14:17, 2019-05-30

Police fire tear gas at Pride parade activists in Istanbul Police allowed parade reps to make a short statement to reporters — and then cops in riot gear tried to disperse the crowd by macing them. Police dogs and water-cannon vehicles were also at the scene....
12:34, 2019-07-01

Progressive Activists Have Pushed Democrats to the Left on Climate Issues. Now What? Groups like the Sunrise Movement helped pressure Democratic presidential candidates to support the Green New Deal. They are now deciding how to use their rising influence....
05:17, 2019-08-05

‘We need everyone’: youth activists call on adults to join climate strikes A general strike globally on 20 September could be a ‘turning point in our history’, they sayRead the call to action by Greta Thunberg and other youth climate strikersGreta Thunberg and leading youth strikers for climate action from across the world have called for all adults to join a global genera...
18:34, 2019-05-23

'Police are a force of terror': the LGBT activists who want cops out of Pride Queer groups are protesting mainstream festivals and organizing alternative events that recognize ongoing police mistreatment of LGBT peopleIt took half a century, but this LGBT Pride month, the New York police department finally apologized for the infamous 1969 raid on the Stonewall gay bar.Some qu...
09:00, 2019-06-14

WHO drug pricing talks may fail to end secrecy, activists fear Governments are working on a drug pricing transparency deal at the World Health Organization's (WHO) annual assembly, but activists said on Thursday they fear crucial costs may be left out, enabling pharmaceutical firms to keep prices high....
21:34, 2019-05-23

Man says he killed black teen for listening to rap music. Activists want #JusticeforElijah Michael Paul Adams admitted to police he killed a 17-year-old black teen at a Circle K Thursday because the teenager was listening to rap music.        ...
23:17, 2019-07-08

Activists protest telescope’s construction on sacred Hawaiian mountain MAUNA KEA, Hawaii — Hundreds of demonstrators are gathered at the base of Hawaii’s tallest mountain to protest the construction of a giant telescope on land that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. State and local officials will try to close the road to the summit of Mauna Kea on Monday morning t...
20:34, 2019-07-15

World leaders must prove they've listened to climate activists: Thunberg World leaders must prove that they have listened to young climate activists after a year of protests has not led to any progress in the reduction of greenhouse emissions, leading activist Greta Thunberg said on Monday....
21:51, 2019-08-05

Germany grants asylum to 2 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists BERLIN (AP) — Germany has granted asylum to two Hong Kong activists in a sign of growing concern over how dissent is dealt with in the territory. In interviews with The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times published on Wednesday, Ray Wong Toi Yeung said he and fellow pro-democracy protester Alan ...
15:51, 2019-05-22

Hong Kong leader delays unpopular bill; activists want more Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill that sparked the city’s biggest public protests in years, but activists say new demonstration will go forward...
00:17, 2019-06-16

| Activists 'abducted' ahead of Zimbabwe protests: rights groups At least six opposition and rights activists were abducted and tortured by unidentified assailants in Zimbabwe ahead of planned protests against worsening economic problems, rights groups charged Thursday....
16:34, 2019-08-16

'Not OK, Google': Employees, activists protest at Alphabet shareholder meeting Google employees, community activists and investors protested outside its parent company's headquarters in a show of force that coincided with a series of proposals to reform and improve the tech giant. ...
21:00, 2019-06-21

Anti-fracking activists breached injunction, judge rules Trio taken to court by Cuadrilla after taking part in ‘lock-on’ at Blackpool site last yearThree anti-fracking protesters have been found to have breached an injunction designed to stop them demonstrating outside a fracking site in Lancashire, which they say has a “chilling effect on the right to pe...
04:17, 2019-06-29

Climate activists disrupt five British cities with 'summer uprising' Civil disobedience group Extinction Rebellion staged protests in five British cities on Monday, aiming to renew pressure on the government to take bolder action to tackle climate change and slow the worldwide loss of plant and animal species....
23:34, 2019-07-15

Animal Rebellion activists to blockade UK's biggest meat market London’s Smithfield Market part of next wave of Extinction Rebellion climate protestsThousands of animal rights and environment activists are planning to blockade Smithfield Market – the largest wholesale meat market in the UK – in the next wave of Extinction Rebellion climate protests.A new group c...
00:00, 2019-08-17

Russian activists: 'There are a lot of laws aimed at the restriction of human rights' Russian historical and civil rights organization Memorial received the Right Livelihood Award in 2004. 15 years on, Memorial continues to bring cases of human rights violations to the European Court of Human Rights....
11:51, 2019-08-01

In hotbed of Sudan's uprising, activists torn over transition deal The Khartoum district of Burri was a fulcrum of the uprising against Sudan's former leader Omar al-Bashir and the generals who replaced him, its residents beaten and killed as they rallied for freedom and justice....
16:00, 2019-07-10

Minority rule: Michigan loophole allows activists to push through abortion bans A state law that foregoes a vote if a proposal has signatures from just 4% of the electorate is being used by special interest groupsMichigan is a state in which Democrats drubbed Republicans in the 2018 midterms, a Democrat governor has promised to veto anti-abortion legislation, and polling shows ...
13:00, 2019-06-08

Iceland activists, officials hold funeral for death of Okjokull glacier Okjokull was Iceland's first glacier to disappear, but all of the nation's masses of ice will be gone within 200 years.        ...
16:34, 2019-08-19

Teenage activists demand climate action on eve of global school strike Children, some as young as eight, will walk out of class in cities around the world on Friday in a fresh wave of strikes called by young people who fear adults are sleepwalking toward a collapse in the global climate system....
07:01, 2019-05-24

Teen activists face US government in crucial hearing over climate trial The suit accuses the federal government of violating young people’s constitutional rights by contributing to the climate crisisTwenty-one youth activists will face off with the US government in an Oregon courthouse on Tuesday, where their attorneys will petition a panel of judges to let their climat...
15:51, 2019-06-04

The Federal Government Is Still Trying to Kill Young Activists' Climate Change Lawsuit Climate change, which may actually end us all much sooner than anticipated, will nevertheless have the biggest adverse effect on the generation of kids growing up now. So obviously, the federal government is trying to disappear a lawsuit filed by a group of young activists who say the administration...
08:34, 2019-06-05

Mexico plans border ‘unity’ rally, nabs 2 migrant activists MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president is planning to hold a “unity” rally on the border in Tijuana on Saturday to “defend the dignity of Mexico.” The rally will be held just two days before U.S. President Donald Trump is set to impose 5% tariffs on Mexican products unle...
16:00, 2019-06-06

Coal protests in Germany: Climate activists storm Garzweiler mine Protesters here, police there — one group wants to stop coal mining, the other is trying to stop them. Protests, a ritual in the Rhineland, are getting help from the Fridays for Future movement, as Peter Hille reports....
00:34, 2019-06-23

Activists created a free font made from gerrymandered US voting districts Ugly Gerry is a new, free font created by a pair of activists apparently fed up with the US government’s practice of gerrymandering voting districts. Every letter in the font is composed of images of gerrymandered US voting districts. Though a couple letters (the X, for example) are composited from ...
07:34, 2019-08-02

'We feel more valued': Northern Irish activists hail same-sex marriage vote After stunning result in House of Commons, proponents say region is more than ready for changeIf the earthquake that just hit Northern Ireland has an epicentre, it is the Cathedral Quarter, a corner of Belfast once dedicated to making money and now in the business of social revolution.It was here th...
11:00, 2019-07-11

Awaiting trial for breaking into nuclear base, 7 Catholic activists unrepentant On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a group of seven aging Catholic activists assembled outside Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base and cut a padlock at a maintenance gate....
22:34, 2019-07-11

Ethiopian city braces for protests as activists promise to declare new region Activists in Ethiopia were set to declare a new region for their Sidama ethnic group on Thursday in defiance of the central government, with some residents of the southern city of Hawassa worried that it could lead to violence....
22:51, 2019-07-17

Indonesian women suffering 'epidemic' of domestic violence, activists warn Marital rape not being prosecuted enough, campaigners say, in a country where women face growing harassmentActivists have warned of an “epidemic” of sexual harassment and violence against women in Indonesia, in the wake of two recent cases of horrific domestic abuse.In one incident, a man in Jakarta...
03:51, 2019-07-18

'Unholy alliance'? SE Asian authorities accused of trading exiled activists Three Thai policemen approached Vietnamese refugee Nguyen Van Chung at his home in Bangkok in January and asked him whether he was in touch with another Vietnamese man, Truong Duy Nhat, who had fled to Thailand....
13:51, 2019-06-21

Twitter Permanently Suspends Accounts Of 2 Anti-Trump Political Activists Micro-blogging site Twitter has permanently suspended accounts of two anti-Donald Trump political activists -- Ed and Brian Krassenstein with 925,000 and 700,000 followers, respectively....
18:17, 2019-05-25

Kenyan court ruling upholding anti-gay laws condemned by activists Many in Kenya's vibrant gay community had hoped the court would make history by scrapping the British colonial-era laws and inspiring other countries in Africa to do the same....
00:34, 2019-05-25

Hong Kong Independence Activists Granted Refugee Status In Germany Two former Hong Kong independence activists have been granted refugee status in Germany in what is one of the first cases of dissenters from the semi-autonomous Chinese city receiving such protection....
15:51, 2019-05-22

East German civil rights activists praised in Bundestag 30 years on The German parliament praised civil rights groups and the church for their roles in bringing about a peaceful revolution 30 years ago in former East Germany. A memorial to the victims of communism is being planned....
02:34, 2019-06-07

'Overtourism is killing Big Sur': activists raise banner in California vacation spot The sign was placed over Bixby Bridge, which has been featured in Big Little Lies, an HBO show set in Monterey countyResidents of California’s Big Sur are showing signs – specifically a large, yellow sign - that they are fed up with tourists.Over the weekend, a banner declaring “Overtourism is killi...
02:00, 2019-07-10

Abortion-rights activists to rally at supreme court against new state bans About 400 events are set to take place across the US in what groups are describing as a Stop Abortion Bans Day of ActionUS abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, are set to rally in front of the supreme court on Tuesday to protest against new restrict...
17:51, 2019-05-21

Labor questions if Coalition law to target vegan activists oversteps the mark David Littleproud says commonwealth is introducing penalties because states are doing ‘bugger all’ to stop farm invasionsThe federal Nationals frontbencher David Littleproud has accused the states of doing “bugger all” to stop animal activists invading farms, as the Coalition government prepares to ...
10:51, 2019-07-22

Annual UN women activists’ summit opens with focus on services, infrastructure A wheelchair-bound Pakistani mother who yearned to visit a park without worrying about ramp access, and a young South Sudanese woman who dreams of having affordable health care, were among the speakers opening the United Nation’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s rights on Mond...
17:34, 2019-05-21

The Latest: Hong Kong activists urge public to hold strike The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local): 1 p.m. Hong Kong activists are encouraging the public to support strikes by workers, teachers and students on Monday....
10:17, 2019-06-16

Female activists demand Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei resign Fourteen women in Iran have released a declaration calling for Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Islamic country's supreme leader, to step down. Some see the group as the start of a new citizens' rights movement....
04:00, 2019-08-17

Youth climate activists set for nationwide rallies ahead of landmark case Young people to hold day of action on Saturday highlighting lawsuit as youth-driven climate movement growsStudents in Austin, Texas, want you to veg out. Kids in Westport, Connecticut will screen a film. And in rural North Carolina, activists will draw on a toxic spill to commemorate the environment...
02:34, 2019-06-01

US cuts funds for ‘anti-propaganda’ Iran group that trolled activists The Iran Disinformation Project was funded by a state department group created to counter foreign propagandaThe US state department has cut off funding to a group that purported to combat Iranian propaganda, after it was found to be trolling US journalists, human rights activists and academics it de...
02:34, 2019-06-01

North Korean group sends letter of 'solidarity' to South's activists A North Korean committee claiming to represent the rights of victims of forced wartime labor and former comfort women delivered a "letter of solidarity" to a South Korean group of activists....
07:00, 2019-08-13

Anti-NYPD activists plan alternate Pride parade without cops Anti-NYPD activists in the LGBT community are planning an alternative Pride parade that will exclude cops. The Reclaim Pride Coalition plans to hold the first Queer Liberation March on June 30, the same day as the city’s traditional Pride parade. “The NYPD is just as bad as it ever was, even i...
17:00, 2019-06-15

Activists form human chain to stop ICE from taking man, young son into custody Several Tennesseans formed a human chain to stop federal immigration agents from taking their neighbor and his 12-year-old son into custody, new video shows. The incident unfolded Monday morning in Hermitage, a Nashville neighborhood, when the man got into his van with his son — but an Immigration a...
20:34, 2019-07-24

In a Possible First for Hong Kong, Activists Wanted by Police Gain Protection in Germany The activists faced charges related to a 2016 street brawl. Germany’s move is a growing recognition of the erosion of individual freedoms in Hong Kong....
21:51, 2019-05-21

Extinction Rebellion activists arrested after Brazilian Embassy daubed with paint Police arrested four Extinction Rebellion activists after the Brazilian Embassy was daubed with red paint in a protest over the rights of indigenous people....
07:51, 2019-08-14

Prime Day: activists plan protests in US cities and a boycott of e-commerce giant Immigrants and workers say Amazon should cut ties with federal deportation agencies and provide better work conditionsActivists, immigrants and Amazon employees are planning actions against the e-commerce giant on its annual Prime Day, to protest against its labor practices and its involvement with ...
10:34, 2019-07-15

Democrats woo Iowa party activists at feisty festival as race kicks off Nearly every Democrat vying to take on President Donald Trump in 2020 made their pitch to Iowa's most plugged-in Democrats on Sunday, looking to set themselves apart from the sprawling field of candidates in the midst of a swirling carnival of activists and campaign volunteers....
00:34, 2019-06-11

Anti-deportation activists 'occupy' Biden campaign HQ in Philadelphia; 6 arrested Six people were arrested at Joe Biden's campaign office in Philadelphia Wednesday after advocates for undocumented immigrants stormed the building in a bid to confront the Democratic frontrunner over the millions of deportations that took place during the Obama Administration....
06:00, 2019-07-11

Abortion rights activists hold protests in all 50 states to ‘stop the bans’ Supporters of abortion rights flooded state capitols, town squares and courthouses around the country Tuesday to protest a wave of new laws restricting women’s access to abortion that have passed in several states. Dozens of groups, including Planned Parenthood, ACLU, Emily’s List, NARAL Pro-C...
04:51, 2019-05-22

On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Did Anti-Abortion Activists Overreach in Alabama? In the On Politics newsletter: The president and some allies are distancing themselves from the Alabama abortion ban, worried that the law goes beyond what voters support....
19:00, 2019-05-21

Jewish Activists Take Over Boston Streets to Protest Trump's Concentration Camps Yesterday, a group of 1,000 Jewish activists and allies took to the streets of Boston to protest the conditions in migrant detention camps on the southern border, according to the Boston Globe. The protest was organized by Jewish organization Never Again Action and the immigrant rights group Movimie...
14:51, 2019-07-03

Hong Kong activists hold Tiananmen Square vigil on 30th anniversary A vigil commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown has attracted thousands of activists and residents. Organizers say the annual vigil is important to "preserve the memory" of the massacre....
02:51, 2019-06-05

Officials and Climate Change Activists Hold Funeral for Okjokull Glacier in Iceland (OKJOKULL GLACIER, Iceland) — It was a funeral for ice. With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists and others bade goodbye to what once was a glacier. Icelandic geologist Oddur Sigurðsson pronounced t...
22:17, 2019-08-18

Airstrikes Halt Turkish Convoy on Road in Northern Syria, Opposition Activists Say (DAMASCUS, Syria) — Airstrikes halted a Turkish military convoy carrying ammunition after it crossed into northern Syria on Monday, bound for a rebel-held stronghold, opposition activists said. The strikes hit near the highway where the convoy was moving, the activists added. It was not immedi...
19:17, 2019-08-19

‘Kashmir is like an open jail’: Activists describe life under lockdown A team of activists and scholars released a report that paints a bleak picture of Indian-administered state of Kashmir.        ...
18:34, 2019-08-14

ICE agents back down after neighbors, activists link arms to help father and son avoid feds ICE activity in Nashville's Hermitage area brought out neighbors and activists who gathered for hours to help a man and his son avoid federal agents.        ...
08:00, 2019-07-23

Activists in Hong Kong make pitch to extradition protesters: register to vote Campaigners in Hong Kong have registered thousands of new voters during mass protests against controversial extradition law reform, pouncing on an opportunity to bolster the democratic opposition's prospects in upcoming elections....
14:17, 2019-06-20

Activists condemn Canadian cinema chain for screening anti-abortion film Cineplex Entertainment criticized for screening Unplanned, which is said to promote falsehoods about reproductive healthAbortion rights defenders in Canada have accused the country’s largest cinema chain of hiding behind freedom of expression laws in order to screen a controversial US anti-choice fi...
21:17, 2019-07-09

G20 plastic trash reduction goal doesn't address 'excessive' production: activists Activists welcomed a goal set by the Group of 20 major economies' to reduce additional plastic trash leaking into the ocean to zero by 2050, but said it avoided getting at the heart of the problem - slashing the output of wasteful, single-use plastics in the first place....
10:17, 2019-07-01

Activists call on insurance companies to stop coverage of Trans Mountain pipeline A coalition of environmental and Indigenous groups is calling on insurance companies to drop or refuse to provide coverage of the Trans Mountain pipeline, although they concede its lead liability insurer has said it will continue to serve the federal government-owned company....
06:00, 2019-08-09

U.S. Calls Beijing ‘Thuggish Regime’ for ‘Harassing’ American Diplomat Who Met Pro-Democracy Activists The State Department Thursday accused the Chinese government of leaking personal information about a U.S. diplomat in Hong Kong, including the names of her children. Pro-Beijing newspaper Ta Kung Pao published details about the U.S. consular official after she reportedly met with advocates of the pr...
20:51, 2019-08-09

'No one cares till someone dies': El Paso activists long feared their city was at risk Organizers were aware of racist threat, saying the attacker was ‘not the first white man with guns to terrorize us’“He’s not the first white man to come in from out of town with guns to terrorize us.”One week after what is believed to be the deadliest attack against Latinos in recent US history, the...
04:34, 2019-08-15

Abortion-rights activists rally at Supreme Court to protest new state bans U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, are set to rally in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by legislatures in eight states....
17:34, 2019-05-21

Hong Kong activists target mainland shoppers in latest wave of protests Hong Kong protesters are set to rally for a second day on Sunday in an area popular with mainland Chinese shoppers as anger over the government's handling of an extradition bill revives other grievances, such as an influx of cross-border visitors....
09:17, 2019-07-14

Civil rights activists slam Facebook's 'insufficient' attempts to tackle hate on its platform Facebook's latest update on its ongoing companywide civil rights audit has been criticized by activists who say that the social network needs to do much more to tackle hate on its platform. ...
00:17, 2019-07-02

Strange how some anti-abortion activists are happy to separate kids from parents | Arwa Mahdawi Tate Reeves, Mississippi’s lieutenant governor, congratulated Trump on the Ice raids – which is odd since Reeves positioned himself as a protector of childrenSign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading......
23:17, 2019-08-10

Two Hong Kong Activists Were Granted Asylum in Germany, Calling the City’s Freedoms Into Question Two years after their quiet departure from Hong Kong, two political activists from the semiautonomous region of China have come forward to say that they are under refugee protection in Germany. Ray Wong, 25, and Alan Li, 27, faced rioting charges for their roles in a protest that turned into a viole...
09:17, 2019-05-22

Saudi Arabia Is Introducing Landmark Reforms for Women. But the Activists Who Pushed For Them Remain in Prison Grassroots women’s rights campaigns in Saudi Arabia helped advance sweeping reforms to the so-called guardianship system, regional experts say, even as prominent activists who have campaigned for greater gender equality remain in jail or on trial. On Thursday, Saudi Arabia’s Council of ...
21:17, 2019-08-05

Hong Kong riot police clash with activists inside partly closed airport Riot police and demonstrators clashed again Tuesday inside Hong Kong International Airport, just hours after the disruption grounded all outbound flights for the second half of the day....
10:51, 2019-08-14

Girls On A Mission: Vogue Meets The Young Activists Taking On Rape Culture In India “I think there's this message to women and girls that they need to police their clothing, limit who they interact with and limit when they go out. Enough of that. Enough of not going out”...
17:34, 2019-08-06

Global engineering firm Aurecon cuts ties with Adani amid pressure from activists Investor action group says Carmichael coalmine project makes Indian giant ‘brand kryptonite’The global engineering and consultancy firm Aurecon has severed a longstanding business relationship with the Adani Group, amid ongoing efforts by anti-coal activists to target firms working for the Indian co...
23:17, 2019-08-21

Voter Turnout Surged Among People With Disabilities Last Year. Activists Want to Make Sure That Continues in 2020 When politicians are planning their outreach to various demographics ahead of the 2020 presidential race, they often focus on groups such as African Americans, Latinos, LGBTQ people or even suburban women. They don’t often talk about people with disabilities. But new data shows that politicia...
17:17, 2019-07-10

Police say Extinction Rebellion Heathrow drone protest activists could face life in jail Police have issued their strongest warning yet to Extinction Rebellion activists, saying they could face life in jail ahead of a potential drone protest at Heathrow Airport next week....
03:00, 2019-06-15

China calls on Germany to correct 'mistakes' over asylum for Hong Kong independence activists China has made "solemn representations" to Germany after it granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges in the Chinese-ruled city, demanding it correct its "mistakes", state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday....
17:51, 2019-05-25

Ricky Gervais calls out liberal activists for 'milkshaking' trend, limiting free speech Controversial comedian Ricky Gervais took a shot at the recent trend of left-leaning activists throwing milkshakes at conservative politicians, pundits and protesters. ...
16:17, 2019-07-01

Getting This Smoke: Black Activists Slam Meharry Medical School Decision to Take $7,500,000 Grant From Juul Black activists and health experts are slamming what they say is Meharry Medical College’s deal with the devil, in this case, the electronic cigarette company Juul, calling the HBCU’s recent decision to accept a $7.5 million grant from the e-cigarette firm deeply troubling....
07:17, 2019-06-20

Update to iOS 12.4 Right Now to Block New Vulnerabilities Most of you are running iOS 12. And that’s a good thing, because you’re getting a speedier experience with as many patched bugs and vulnerabilities as possible. It’s especially important, too, given that Google researchers recently disclosed six serious iOS vulnerabilities that Apple fixed up in the...
06:51, 2019-08-01

UK Porn Block: will it help scammers? The UK Porn Block is an upcoming regulation developed to restrict access to explicit content by having adult websites implement age checking systems. Part of the Digital Economy Act 2017, the regulation is aimed at preventing children from viewing inappropriate images and videos online. The block ha...
11:00, 2019-05-22

Housing Crisis 2.0: Just Around the Block? Everyone remembers that housing prices were crushed during and even after the 2007-2009 financial crisis. Are we headed toward a repeat? Here's what we've been telling subscribers......
14:51, 2019-05-21

More than 30 members of clergy, religious activists sign letter declaring their churches immigrant 'sanctuaries': report A group of more than 30 clergy and religious activists in Birmingham have signed a letter promising sanctuary to immigrants facing mass deportations in Alabama, according to a Tuesday report....
02:51, 2019-08-14

Stonewall Forever: 50 years later, digital monument debuts. LGBTQ activists say it couldn't be more timely. Stonewall Forever: As a digital monument to the Stonewall uprising debuts, the riots' legacy couldn't be more relevant today, LGBTQ activists say.        ...
15:34, 2019-06-04

Hundreds Of Activists Fill Street To Continue Protesting Telescope Construction On Sacred Hawaiian Land On Sunday morning, hundreds of activists protested the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope at Mauna Kea on Hawaii island by gathering at Kalakaua and Kuhio avenues. By 11 a.m., the “Waikiki for Mauna Kea” march filled the street with hundreds of people, backing up traffic near the Honolulu Zoo, a...
13:34, 2019-07-22

Phil Kessel Is On The Trade Block And That's Probably For The Best One of the hardest things to do in the NHL is to rebuild a team on the fly—to remake the roster, usually younger and cheaper, while still remaining competitive. The Blackhawks are the success story of the salary cap era, but even they had to pay the piper eventually. Now it’s the Penguins’ turn, tho...
20:00, 2019-05-24

Businesses Balk at Bid to Block Robocalls Debt collectors, banks, health-care providers and other businesses are pushing back against a regulatory proposal that would allow phone companies to block unwanted robocalls....
16:00, 2019-05-29

This New App Promises to Block Robocalls Forever. But Should We Have to Pay for That? A new app is promising to rid your life of robocall spam and scams once and for all, in exchange for a monthly fee. But it also raises the question: why should we have to pay to block robocalls at all? Firewall, an iOS app from the creators of temporary phone number app Burner, differs from similar ...
22:51, 2019-06-27

Labour would not block indyref2 - McDonnell Jeremy Corbyn's closest ally has raised the possibility of a Labour-SNP pact at Westminster by saying a future Labour government would not block a second Scottish independence referendum....
13:51, 2019-08-07

A new way to block unwanted genetic transfer We receive half of our genes from each biological parent, so there’s no avoiding inheriting a blend of characteristics from both. Yet, for single-celled organisms like bacteria that reproduce by splitting into two identical cells, injecting variety into the gene pool isn’t so easy. Random mutations ...
23:51, 2019-08-05

Russia will block nine VPN providers imminently Back in March, the Kremlin's communication watchdog, Roskomnadzor, sent out letters to 10 VPN providers informing them that their services would soon be blocked in Russia unless they complied with local laws.Now the head of Roskomnadzor, Alexander Zharov has revealed that the country will block...
10:51, 2019-06-10

Block Sites From Google Results With uBlacklist Chrome: Sometimes you just never want to see a certain site in your Google results. Maybe you want to block a sketchy news source, or you don’t want Pinterest in your image search results, or there’s a really gross forum that keeps appearing in searches. Some sites like Yahoo Answers and Quora have ...
17:17, 2019-06-18

Reforming EU won't block Balkan enlargement: Merkel French President Emmanuel Macron's view that the European Union cannot admit more members until its governance mechanisms have become more efficient need not delay the accession of Balkan countries to the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said....
16:51, 2019-07-05

Ten states sue to block T-Mobile merger with Sprint The proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint just ran into a major roadblock. Ten states, including California and New York, have sued to stop the merger on the grounds that it would hurt competition and raise prices for cellphone service. They ar......
21:34, 2019-06-11

Google and Mozilla to block web surveillance in Kazakhstan Google and Mozilla are taking action against the government of Kazakhstan's efforts to launch a surveillance operation against its own citizens. Both companies announced today that they are blocking a root certificate that the Kazakhstan government u......
16:51, 2019-08-21

AT&T will automatically block fraud calls for new customers AT&T is making quick use of FCC rules explicitly allowing carriers to block robocalls by default. The network will start automatically blocking fraud calls (and issuing suspected spam call alerts) for new phone customers as a matter course, at n......
09:17, 2019-07-10

Your phone carrier can now block robocalls by default Robocalls are flooding cell phones, interrupting dinners, and scamming people out of money. Relief could finally be on the horizon, but perhaps at a cost....
00:34, 2019-06-08

House votes to block military transgender ban The Democratic-controlled House voted Tuesday night to block President Donald Trump's move to restrict transgender men and women from military service....
06:34, 2019-06-19

The UK porn block is now one month away, and it's still a terrible idea The controversial UK porn block comes into effect on July 15 2019. According to the government it’s going to save the children from online awfulness, and there won’t be any negative effects whatsoever.But I just know it’s all going to end up like my sex life – a combinati...
19:51, 2019-06-15

Climate protesters try to block UK's Johnson as he goes to palace Demonstrators from Greenpeace tried to block the wide ceremonial avenue leading to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday as Britain's incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson was driving up it in a convoy to meet Queen Elizabeth to begin his term as leader....
18:34, 2019-07-24

FCC empowers carriers to block robocalls by default The FCC's quest to kill robocalls is moving forward. The regulator has voted for a ruling that explicitly lets phone carriers block robocalls by default. They'll have to use "reasonable" call data to make the decision, inform customers of the pract......
03:51, 2019-06-07

Researchers may have found a way to block gonorrhea infection Researchers at Georgia State University say blocking uptake of the mineral zinc by the bacterial pathogen that causes gonorrhea could prevent infection, a finding that may lead to a vaccine for the STI....
10:34, 2019-08-06

Lawsuit seeks to block Georgia abortion law A new federal lawsuit filed in Atlanta seeks to block a Georgia law that bans most abortions, saying it's unconstitutional. (June 28)        ...
00:01, 2019-06-29

FCC allows phone companies to auto-block robocalls The FCC voted Thursday to allow phone companies to block robocalls automatically for their customers. The vote would allow phone service providers like Verizon to switch on technology that blocks robocalls, which have exploded in number to about 5 billion a month nationwide. The companies would not ...
02:34, 2019-06-07

Federal lawsuit filed to block Ala. abortion ban Abortion providers are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state. (May 24)        ...
12:17, 2019-05-25

RB Leipzig: New kids on the block target first trophy RB Leipzig head into the German Cup final against Bayern Munich aiming to win their first piece of silverware. Victory would send a message to German football that RB are ready to challenge the Bayern hegemony....
03:17, 2019-05-25

Johnson accuses MPs and EU of collaborating to block Brexit Boris Johnson has accused MPs and the EU of collaborating to block Brexit, as he failed to rule out calling a general election after 31 October in order to push through the UK's exit from the EU....
02:34, 2019-08-15

The FCC allows AT&T, Verizon and other carriers to block more suspected robocalls The new rules allow carriers to enroll consumers in call-blocking tools by default, but the FCC did not mandate that telecom giants offer these services for free, sparking sharp criticism from one Democratic commissioner....
18:34, 2019-06-06

FCC allows AT&T, Verizon and other carriers to block more suspected robocalls The new rules allow carriers to enroll consumers in call-blocking tools by default, but the FCC did not mandate that telecom giants offer these services for free, sparking sharp criticism from one Democratic commissioner....
18:34, 2019-06-06

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19:17, 2019-06-03

Labour would not block new Scottish independence referendum - McDonnell Jeremy Corbyn's closest ally has raised the possibility of a Labour-SNP pact at Westminster by saying a future Labour government would not block a second Scottish independence referendum....
03:00, 2019-08-07

Judge Refuses To Temporarily Block New Election-Related Law FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has denied a request by the state’s chief election officer to temporarily block a law aimed at removing her power over the State Board of Elections. The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. She claims the law in...
16:17, 2019-05-31

Guatemala court asked to block ‘safe 3rd country’ with US Three ex-Guatemalan foreign ministers are asking the country’s Constitutional Court to bar President Jimmy Morales from entering into a “safe third country” agreement with the United States, days ahead of his planned visit to Washington...
23:34, 2019-07-11

"Don't Block Central Projects, Or Else..." Mamata Banerjee Warned Union Minister Debashree Chowdhury today warned Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that she will face a severe backlash if her government tries to prevent central initiatives from reaching people......
20:51, 2019-05-31

Britain says it fended off Iranian attempt to block oil tanker Three Iranian vessels tried to block a British-owned tanker passing through the strait that controls the flow of Middle East oil to the world, but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship, Britain said on Thursday....
06:17, 2019-07-12

AT&T will finally help users effectively block harassing robocalls Over the past few years, annoying robocalls have seemingly become inescapable and, for some, an everyday nuisance. Last year alone, there were upwards of 48 billion robocalls made to individuals in the United States, a figure which represents a 325% increase compared to 2017. What’s more, the ...
06:17, 2019-07-10

England and Germany ‘will block European Super League’ • German Football League president says new solution needed• ‘If you make a pyramid like the ECA, we would destroy the clubs’Combined opposition from the Premier League and Bundesliga will block the plans developed by the European Club Association for a new “super league” in 2024, the German Footbal...
21:34, 2019-06-04

Trump says Republicans would be 'foolish' to block Mexican tariffs U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned fellow Republicans in Congress not to block his efforts to impose tariffs on Mexico as part of his broader immigration fight amid reports that lawmakers are considering steps to block his latest trade salvo....
21:51, 2019-06-04

City appeals ruling to block 14th Street car ban The city is appealing a court order blocking its plan to ban cars from sections of 14th Street in Manhattan. The city’s Law Department filed an appeal to Judge Eileen Rakower’s decision Tuesday, asking that the jurist rescind her temporary injunction on a pilot plan to restrict five bloc...
23:00, 2019-07-03

French leader vows to block enlargement until EU is reformed BRUSSELS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron insists he will block any attempt to enlarge the European Union until it has undergone deep reforms, despite warnings that delaying membership talks with Albania and Macedonia could undermine stability in the volatile Balkans region. After EU leaders ...
17:34, 2019-07-01

Heathrow brushes off fears Johnson could block expansion Heathrow has brushed off the potential threat of a Boris Johnson premiership to its expansion plans as it kicked off a consultation over the £14bn scheme....
18:51, 2019-06-18

Boris Johnson denies No 10 tried to block his access to intelligence Tory frontrunner says reports of an effort to keep sensitive information from him as foreign secretary are untrue Politics live – follow the day’s developmentsBoris Johnson has hit out at claims that Downing Street sought to restrict his access to some sensitive intelligence information when he beca...
15:17, 2019-07-05

Climate protesters block cruise ship in Kiel Police called in the special forces to deal with climate protesters in the northern German port of Kiel. About 50 people blocked the departure of the vessel, saying that "cruises kill climate."...
08:51, 2019-06-10

Hong Kong Protests: Demonstrators Block Roads Thousands of people occupied roads around Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on Wednesday, defiantly protesting a bill that would permit extradition to mainland China....
04:34, 2019-06-12

Labour to launch bid to block new PM from forcing no-deal Brexit Opposition day debate picked for motion backed by SNP, Lib Dems, Greens and a Tory MPToday’s political developments - live updatesLabour will launch the first step in an audacious cross-party attempt to block a new prime minister from forcing through a no-deal Brexit.With the backing of the former C...
19:51, 2019-06-11

Trump administration moves to block immigrants who may need government aid U.S. President Donald Trump's administration unveiled a new rule on Monday that could deny visas and permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people for being too poor....
16:34, 2019-08-12

Judge to hear bid to block Indiana abortion procedure ban INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge is set to take up the American Civil Liberties Union’s bid to block a new Indiana law that would ban a second-trimester abortion procedure. A judge in Indianapolis was scheduled to hear arguments Monday from the state’s attorneys and the ALCU of Indian...
15:51, 2019-06-03

Lawsuit seeks to block Georgia law that bans most abortions ATLANTA (AP) — A new federal lawsuit filed in Atlanta seeks to block a Georgia law that bans most abortions, saying it’s unconstitutional. Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed the lawsuit Friday on behalf of Georgia ad...
15:51, 2019-06-28

Facebook releases new tool to block data gathering Soon you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet, or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. (Aug. 21)       ...
17:17, 2019-08-22

UK Porn Block is 'pointless misleading and potentially dangerous' With just one month until the UK Porn Block comes into effect, a new report has warned that the government is failing to protect the privacy and security of those who view adult content online.The Open Rights Group has analyzed the BBFC's Age-verification Certificate Standard, which outlines me...
05:00, 2019-06-17

Keystone XL pipeline opponents again seek to block construction Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline asked a judge to again block construction of the project after U.S. President Donald Trump issued it a new permit....
05:51, 2019-07-11

Lockheed nabs $1.8B for F-35 Block 4 software development, testing Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.8 billion contract for the design and development of the F-35 Lightning II Phase 2.3 for the U.S.military branches and non-Defense Department participants....
21:51, 2019-06-10

Judge rejects Indiana AG’s bid to block abortion clinic SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected an attempt by Indiana’s attorney general to prevent an abortion clinic from opening in northern Indiana. U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker on Friday denied Attorney General Curtis Hill’s request for an immediate stay to prevent th...
21:34, 2019-06-10

H&R Block figures out what happened to people’s tax cuts last year H&R Block has figured out what happened to people’s tax cuts last year. The company said overall tax liability was down 24.9%. Wow, that’s great! But how come people didn’t feel 24.9% richer? That’s because the IRS changed the withholding tables and people got that extra money in dribs and dra...
16:51, 2019-05-21

Yes, that was Jillian Bell on the jumbotron at a New Kids On The Block show Jillian Bell began her career as a writer on Saturday Night Live, but it wasn’t long before she was stealing scenes in everything from Workaholics and Eastbound & Down to Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master. Now, the actor and comedian is headlining films like Brittany Runs A Marathon and Lynn She...
18:17, 2019-08-22

Congressman: Block evidence of trysts in corruption case LOS ANGELES (AP) — Indicted California Rep. Duncan Hunter is asking a judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships. In a motion Friday, the congressman’s lawyers say prosecutors are se...
03:51, 2019-06-29

DOJ to approve T-Mobile/Sprint merger despite 13 states trying to block it Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) The Justice Department plans to approve the T-Mobile/Sprint merger as part of a settlement involving the sale of spectrum licenses, wholesale access, and a prepaid wireless business to Dish Network, The Wall Street Journal reported today. "The companies h...
20:34, 2019-07-31

Hamilton to be investigated for Raikkonen Austria qualifying block Formula 1 world championship leader Lewis Hamilton will face a stewards' investigation for allegedly impeding Kimi Raikkonen in the first part of Austrian Grand Prix qualifying...
16:17, 2019-06-29

Mexico tariffs could cost automakers billions; GOP may block Faced with President Trump's tariff threat on Mexico, automakers are planning to delay some vehicle shipments from Mexico, people briefed on the plans told Reuters. Meanwhile, Republican senators warned the administration they were prepared to block the tariffs, the Washington Post reported....
22:51, 2019-06-04

US supreme court declines to block partisan gerrymandering Justices: redistricting a political question beyond court’s reachCritics warn court’s demurral could give ‘green light’ for abuseThe supreme court has declined to rule in a pair of partisan gerrymandering cases, in a demurral that advocacy groups warned could amount to a “green light” for abuse by p...
04:34, 2019-06-28

Russia, China block UN from saying NKorea violated sanctions U.N. diplomats say Russia and China have blocked the U.N. Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea from declaring that Pyongyang breached the annual limit for importing refined petroleum products....
06:00, 2019-06-19

Massive Mudslide Block Chandigarh-Shimla Highway Massive mudslides hit the Chandigarh-Shimla national highway between Parwanoo and Solan towns in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday owing to heavy overnight rains, that led to traffic snarls and posed a......
00:17, 2019-07-14

Iranian Vessels Tried to Block the Passage of a British Ship, the U.K. Says (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — The British navy said it prevented three Iranian paramilitary vessels from impeding the passage of a British commercial ship in the Strait of Hormuz early Thursday, a day after Iran’s president warned of repercussions for the seizure of its own supertanker...
15:00, 2019-07-11

House votes to block Trump's military transgender ban The Democratic-controlled House voted to block the Trump administration's new transgender troop policy during a debate on a $1 trillion spending package....
05:51, 2019-06-20

US court rules Trump can’t block critics on Twitter President Donald Trump’s practice of blocking critics on Twitter runs afoul of the First Amendment, a federal appeals court in New York ruled on Tuesday. Writing for a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan, Judge Barrington Parker said that the president...
18:34, 2019-07-09

You Can Block Robocalls by Default With Your Phone Company—But It'll Cost You If you get more robocalls than real calls, you may appreciate the Federal Communications Commission’s new ruling passed Thursday. Effective immediately, phone companies will be permitted (and encouraged) to automatically block robocalls....
19:51, 2019-06-07

Court lifts block on Keystone XL pipeline construction HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An appeals court has lifted a judge’s injunction that blocked construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. But it’s not clear whether the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling Thursday will have any immediate effect. TC Energy, the company that...
19:34, 2019-06-07

UK lawmakers weigh up options to try to block a no deal Brexit British lawmakers from both the ruling Conservatives and opposition Labour on Sunday said they were looking at ways to prevent the country's next prime minister pursuing a no-deal Brexit against parliament's wishes....
16:17, 2019-07-07

Rudd hints at 'tactics' to block parliament suspension Amber Rudd has dropped her opposition to a no-deal Brexit but vowed to fight any bid by the next prime minister to suspend parliament to force it through....
06:17, 2019-07-15

| WATCH: 'Rivers' of plastic block Kinshasa's waterways In the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital city Kinshasa residents are fed up of the 'rivers' of plastic waste taking over the city's waterways as thousands of plastic bottles have piled up over the years, causing deadly floods when it rains....
19:17, 2019-05-21

Bitmain lost $150,000 because it mined an invalid Bitcoin block Bitmain-owned mining pool Antpool appears to have squandered at least $150,000 worth of Bitcoin mining rewards, reports BitMEX Research, the analytic arm of cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX. At 14:35 UTC, June 10, the Bitcoin network rejected a block after it had been mined, which effectively cancelle...
19:17, 2019-07-11

US appeals court says Trump cannot block Twitter followers The court found that the First Amendment does not permit Trump "to exclude persons from an otherwiseopen online dialog because they expressed views with which" he disagreed....
02:17, 2019-07-10

Hawaiian Elders Arrested Trying to Block Telescope Construction When completed, the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea’s summit is expected to be the largest telescope in the Northern Hemisphere. But its construction has drawn heated opposition....
08:00, 2019-07-18

U.K. Navy Thwarts Iranian Attempt to Block BP Tanker A British warship trained its guns on three Iranian vessels that tried to block the passage of a U.K.-flagged oil tanker through the Persian Gulf, a confrontation that comes amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran....
16:51, 2019-07-11

President Trump Can’t Block Critics on Twitter, Says Court (NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump can’t ban critics from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, saying the First Amendment calls for more speech, rather than less, on matters of public concern. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld a lower court...
17:17, 2019-07-09

Court Rules It’s Illegal for Trump to Block You on Twitter Sorry, Donald Drumpf! Looks like the Orange Cheeto President’s Twitter fingers got a little too spicy for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ...
02:34, 2019-07-10

FCC Finally Votes to Allow Carriers to Automatically Block Robocalls The FCC voted on Thursday to allow telephone carriers to block unwanted calls and illegal robocalls before those calls make it to consumers’ phones.Read more......
18:17, 2019-06-06

House votes to block Trump's transgender troop ban The House voted Tuesday to block the Pentagon’s new transgender troop policy, taking a swipe at President Donald Trump’s move to ban transgender service in the military.During debate on a $1 trillion spending package, lawmakers voted 243-183 to adopt an amendment from Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) t...
11:17, 2019-06-19

Forbes Media may soon be on block again as investors explore sale The Asian investors who bought a controlling stake in Forbes Media from the Forbes family in 2014 are quietly exploring a sale of the magazine and related Web properties, sources say. Reached for comment, a spokesman for Forbes, also known as the “Capitalist Tool,” didn’t shoot down rumors of a sale...
13:17, 2019-06-19

Foul-smelling garbage trucks are ruining this NYC block This stinks! East Village residents are having to endure the stench from a convoy of city garbage trucks that are parked on their residential block — even though Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to end the malodorous practice months ago. “It’s like a wall of stench as you approach 10th Street. It’s unb...
14:51, 2019-08-05

Keep calm and wank on: UK porn block delayed for the third time With less than a month to go until pornographic sites are forced to implement their own age-checking software for UK users, the government has delayed the rollout for the third time running in over a year, says Sky News. At the end of 2017, parliament passed the Digital Economy Act, which detailed p...
22:00, 2019-06-20

iOS 13 will let you automatically block spam calls and unknown numbers With its iOS 13 update earlier this week, Apple introduced a bunch of privacy-focused features, including ‘Sign In with Apple‘ and limited location tracking. But I’m particularly excited about one that didn’t get much time in the spotlight during the WWDC keynote: the ability to filter out calls fro...
10:17, 2019-06-05

Ministers urged to delay porn 'block' for third time The government is under pressure to delay its controversial online pornography age verification scheme for a third time, or risk "nefarious" companies "using this opportunity to harvest and manipulate user data"....
20:34, 2019-06-19

Judge won’t block US asylum restrictions at southern border FILE – In this July 17, 2019, file photo, a United States Customs and Border Protection Officer checks the documents of migrants before being taken to apply for asylum in the United States, on International Bridge 1 in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, a federal judge in San F...
19:34, 2019-07-24

U.S. FCC makes it easier for phone companies to block 'robocalls' U.S. regulators on Thursday voted to allow phone companies to block unwanted "robocalls" by default as Americans grapple with billions of deceptive and annoying calls every year....
02:00, 2019-06-07

Activists Demand Justice for Layleen Polanco, a Black Trans Woman Found Dead in a Rikers Island Jail Cell A 27-year-old black trans woman, Layleen Polanco, also known as Layleen Xtravaganza, was found dead in her jail cell on Rikers Island last week, and the LGBTQ community and her family plan to rally today to demand justice in her name....
23:01, 2019-06-10

AT&T’s robocall-blocking expansion won’t block spam calls unless you pay extra Enlarge / AT&T's Call Protect and Mobile Security apps for Android. (credit: AT&T) AT&T yesterday said it will add "automatic fraud blocking and suspected spam-call alerts" to mobile phone lines for no added cost, but the carrier still imposes limits on blocking of spam calls unless customers pay ...
03:51, 2019-07-11

'30-plus' Tory rebels willing to defy whip and block no-deal Brexit Northern Ireland bill could be used to prevent next prime minister from proroguing parliament and initiating unruly EU exitMPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit may try to force a vote on a Northern Ireland bill to stop the next prime minister proroguing parliament in the autumn, Dominic Grieve has confir...
17:00, 2019-07-07

State attorneys general sue to block merger between Sprint and T-Mobile Nine states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, believing that the combination of the country’s third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers would threaten competition and harm consumers....
19:51, 2019-06-11

Planned Parenthood sues to block U.S. rule that may limit abortions Planned Parenthood and other nonprofits offering family planning services sued the Trump administration on Tuesday to block a new federal rule letting healthcare workers refuse abortions and other services because of religious or moral objections....
20:51, 2019-06-11

Follow states' lead and block fetal tissue in research The United States is the world leader in most areas of science and medicine, yet our current medical establishment is decades behind in its ineffective and immoral use of aborted fetal tissue for research. It is time for the federal government to stop funding this antiquated research, and for our le...
07:51, 2019-05-30

BA fails to block summer holiday strike vote by pilots British Airways (BA) has lost a legal challenge to a strike vote by pilots, bringing closer the threat of summer holiday travel chaos for its customers....
22:17, 2019-07-23

Senate fails to block arms sales to Bahrain and Qatar The Senate failed to pass two resolutions Thursday intended to block arms sales to Bahrain and Qatar. The resolutions, introduced by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), are part of a broader effort to curb the president’s authority on U.S. foreign policy. The measure to block arms sales to Bahrain failed in a 4...
20:00, 2019-06-13

Trump sues House panel to block it from getting his state tax returns U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued to block the U.S. House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee from obtaining his New York state tax returns....
23:00, 2019-07-23

Trump sues to block House panel from getting his state tax returns President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued to block a U.S. House of Representatives committee from obtaining his New York state tax returns, with his lawyer accusing the Democratic-controlled panel of "presidential harassment."...
00:51, 2019-07-24

Planned Parenthood sues U.S. to block rule that may limit abortions Planned Parenthood and other nonprofits offering family planning services sued the Trump administration on Tuesday to block a new federal rule letting healthcare workers refuse abortions and other services because of religious or moral objections....
21:17, 2019-06-11

Indonesia extends Corridor natural gas block contract for 20 years Indonesia has agreed to extend the production sharing contract for the Corridor natural gas block with ConocoPhillips, Spain's Repsol SA and Pertamina, Deputy Energy Minister Arcandra Tahar said on Monday....
14:17, 2019-07-22

Drugmakers Sue to Block Federal Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Three pharmaceutical companies sued the federal government to prevent a proposal requiring drug manufacturers include the list price of prescription drugs in television ads....
02:00, 2019-06-15

Barbarians block suggests World Cup involvement for Danny Cipriani • Coach Pat Lam denied access to fly-half for Sunday’s game• Cipriani could feature in England’s wider training squadDanny Cipriani is likely to feature in England’s wider World Cup training squad next month after it emerged the Barbarians were blocked from selecting him for the match at Twickenham ...
23:17, 2019-05-30

Speaker warns Tory hopefuls: MPs will block no-deal Brexit John Bercow, the speaker of the House of Commons, has suggested MPs will thwart plans for a no-deal Brexit if they are put forward by the next leader of the Conservative Party....
06:34, 2019-05-29

China Plans a List of U.S. Firms to Block, in Answer to Trump Without disclosing details, officials say they plan to retaliate against those who blockade Chinese companies, in an apparent response to Huawei’s problems....
14:34, 2019-05-31

PC Chacko Writes To Sheila Dikshit Over Appointment Of Block Observes AICC in-charge for Delhi PC Chacko and three working presidents of the party Saturday wrote letters to Delhi Congress president Sheila Dikshit, objecting to the announcement of district and......
00:17, 2019-07-14

President Trump can’t block you on Twitter, federal court rules A US federal court has ruled today that President Donald Trump can’t block his haters on Twitter. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit situated in New York said that since Trump uses the social network to communicate matters related to government affairs, he can’t bar some Ameri...
13:34, 2019-07-10

Italy’s Fading Five Star Movement Puts Its Leader on the Block With support for the party cratering, its political leader, Luigi Di Maio, survived a confidence vote. The movement’s prospects, however, are far from clear....
11:51, 2019-05-31

| WATCH | Climate protesters block Johnson's visit to the queen Demonstrators briefly tried to block the wide ceremonial road leading to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday as Boris Johnson was driving up it in a convoy to meet Queen Elizabeth II to begin his term as prime minister....
02:51, 2019-07-25

Huawei protests FCC actions to block it in the U.S. on national security grounds Huawei released an ex parte memo today outlining its position against the Federal Communications Commissions national security related ban of its equipment....
00:00, 2019-06-13

Lawmakers want to block tech giants from offering digital currency It's been one month since Facebook (and its partners) announced plans to launch Libra cryptocurrency. Already, US lawmakers are calling for Facebook to pause those plans. Now, some legislators want the company to stop altogether. According to Reuters......
23:17, 2019-07-15

RPT-Investors scramble to swerve Swiss share trading block after EU row European stock investors and brokers are rushing to find workarounds before Swiss shares are blocked from trading on EU exchanges on Monday after a collapse in talks to resolve a dispute between Brussels and Switzerland....
02:17, 2019-07-01

Insurgent Democrats, Many of Them Women, Worry a New Party Policy Will Block Them Democratic primary challengers are often female, young and nonwhite. Many fear a recent move by House Democratic leaders will prevent them from being elected....
11:34, 2019-06-02

| Trump can't block Twitter critics, appeals court affirms A federal appeals court has ruled that US President Donald Trump cannot legally block users on Twitter based on their political differences with him, affirming a lower court decision....
23:00, 2019-07-09

Explainer: Can Trump use executive privilege to block congressional probes? Like numerous U.S. presidents before him, Donald Trump has invoked the legal doctrine known as executive privilege to try to block congressional investigators from getting access to certain documents and witnesses they are seeking....
02:00, 2019-06-13

Canadian minister dismisses suggestion to block Huawei CFO’s extradition Chrystia Freeland said move would set a dangerous precedent while Meng Wanzhou will challenge extradition requestCanada’s foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, has dismissed a suggestion that Ottawa block the extradition of a top executive from China’s Huawei to the US, saying it would set a dangerou...
02:01, 2019-06-14

Feds block SALT workarounds that high-tax states favored The feds blocked a move by blue states to craft a workaround to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act limiting state and local tax deductions, saying receipt of a SALT credit in return for making such a contribution would constitute a quid pro quo....
21:51, 2019-06-12

Google changes policy to block misleading ads for anti-abortion groups Announcement comes after Guardian revealed Google gave $150,000 in free ads to opaque anti-abortion groupGoogle has changed its advertising policy after facing scrutiny for providing tens of thousands of dollars in free advertising to an anti-abortion group that runs misleading ads designed to deter...
16:00, 2019-05-21

Hamilton given Austrian GP grid drop for Raikkonen qualifying block Formula 1 world championship leader Lewis Hamilton has been demoted from the front row of the Austrian Grand Prix grid after incurring a penalty for impeding Kimi Raikkonen in qualifying...
03:51, 2019-06-30

German diplomat tells U.S., EU: don't use agriculture to block trade deal The United States and European Union should use common sense to move forward with formal negotiations about a trade agreement, instead of allowing disagreements over agriculture to block progress, a senior German diplomat told Reuters....
21:17, 2019-07-08

Thiem facing same old dilemma as usual suspects block his path Austrian claycourt specialist Dominic Thiem has done the 'easy' part by reaching the French Open semi-final for the fourth straight year -- now for the hard bit....
00:34, 2019-06-07

Justice Department may sue to block Sprint, T-Mobile merger: CNBC The U.S. Justice Department would sue to block the merger of T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp if the parties do not settle next week, CNBC reported on Thursday, citing sources....
17:51, 2019-07-18

Perkins, Marie Callender's Headed to Bankruptcy Auction Block The corporate parent of the Perkins and Marie Callender’s restaurant chains is closing stores and putting the operation up for sale in bankruptcy, in an effort to pay off more than $114 million owed to senior lenders....
21:51, 2019-08-05

White House tried to block Kris Kobach from testifying about census The White House tried to block former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach from testifying to the House Oversight and Reform Committee about his conversations with President Donald Trump about adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, according to a new letter released Friday.“Mr. Kobach's ...
00:00, 2019-06-08

El Salvador tells phone companies to block signals in jails SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s government is demanding that telephone companies completely block cellphone signals inside the country’s prisons, in a bid to stop gang leaders from ordering killings and other crimes from behind bars. New President Nayib Bukele is moving to...
04:17, 2019-06-22

Sri Lanka President Vows To Block Easter Attacks Probe Sri Lanka's president has told his cabinet that he will not cooperate with a parliamentary investigation into security lapses leading to the Easter suicide bombings, official sources said Saturday....
08:51, 2019-06-08

Tory rebels flex their muscles in bid to block no-deal Brexit A Tory rebellion against a no-deal Brexit was staged today as a report said crashing out the EU would blow a £30 billion hole in the public finances....
19:34, 2019-07-18

Republicans threaten revolt, may block Trump's Mexico tariffs Republicans are warning that President Donald Trump could face a shocking rebellion against him on the Senate floor if the president slaps Mexico with wide-ranging tariffs.At a closed-door lunch Tuesday, two Trump administration officials laid out the president’s view: There is a crisis at the borde...
04:34, 2019-06-05

GOP senators hope Trump is bluffing on Mexico tariffs so they don't have to block them Mitch McConnell and members of the Senate GOP caucus hope Trump will scrap tariffs on Mexico before they have to decide whether to rebuke the president....
23:17, 2019-06-04

How to Block Annoying Spam Calls and Texts In Android Nougat Android wants to keep you and spammy callers as far away from each other as possible. When you block a number in Android’s settings, it’s blocked for all apps on your phone forever and without having to go through your network provider. While Google introduced the ability to block numbers on a few y...
19:17, 2019-06-18

Senators launch bipartisan bid to block Saudi arms sales WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats are banding together to try and stop the Trump administration’s sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and others are introducing 22 Senate resolutions to halt the sales. The move threatens to tangle up the Senate...
17:51, 2019-06-05

U.S. Justice Department sues to block Sabre acquisition of Farelogix The U.S. Justice Department sued on Tuesday to block travel technology firm Sabre Corp's $360 million acquisition of Farelogix Inc, saying in court papers that it was a "dominant firm's attempt to eliminate a disruptive competitor."...
01:17, 2019-08-21

Senators will try to block Trump’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia A bipartisan group of senators will try to block the Trump administration’s use of emergency authority to sell arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, setting up a possible showdown with the White House.The resolutions of disapproval come after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Congress...
20:17, 2019-06-05

UPDATE 1-U.S. FCC makes it easier for phone companies to block 'robocalls' U.S. regulators on Thursday voted to allow phone companies to block unwanted "robocalls" by default as Americans grapple with billions of deceptive and annoying calls every year....
19:00, 2019-06-06

U.S. House panel chairman says he'll seek to block any tariffs on Mexico The head of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday vowed to take steps aimed at blocking tariffs on Mexican goods if President Donald Trump moves ahead with his economic threat to levy such imports on Monday....
00:51, 2019-06-07

Hong Kong protesters block major highway near parliament Protesters have gathered near Hong Kong’s main government complex, blocking most of a major city highway. Demonstrators insist that a controversial law, allowing extradition to the Chinese mainland, be abolished....
08:34, 2019-06-21

DOJ Attorneys Reportedly Ready to Block T-Mobile/Sprint Merger To literally no one’s surprise, the head of the Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced Monday that he’d recommend approving the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. But it now looks as if the Justice Department’s own attorneys vehemently oppose the merger.Read more......
10:17, 2019-05-23

Iranian ships tried to block British oil tanker in Persian Gulf Iranian ships attempted to obstruct a British-flagged commercial oil tanker as it sailed in the Persian Gulf, Britain's Defense Ministry said.        ...
14:00, 2019-07-11

Abortion rights groups sue to block Alabama's near-total ban The near-total abortion ban in Alabama is scheduled to go into effect in November, but Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are suing to block it.        ...
22:00, 2019-05-24

Another judge refuses Donald Trump request to block subpoenas A second judge has declined to block subpoenas that seek financial records from President Donald Trump, moving congressional Democrats one step closer to obtaining the documents that date back nearly a decade....
16:34, 2019-05-23

House Votes to Block Democrat’s Trump Impeachment Effort WASHINGTON — The House easily killed a maverick Democrat’s effort Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for his recent racial insults against lawmakers of color, in a vote that provided an early snapshot of just how divided Democrats are over trying to oust him in the shadow of the...
04:51, 2019-07-18

Iranian Boats Tried to Block British Tanker in Persian Gulf, U.K. Says The Iranian vessels only turned away after receiving warnings from a British Navy ship accompanying a commercial tanker, the government said in a statement....
10:34, 2019-07-11

U.S. Justice Department may sue to block Sprint, T-Mobile merger: source The U.S. Justice Department has told T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp to wrap up a deal by the end of next week to sell assets that are to be divested as a condition of their proposed merger or face a lawsuit aimed at stopping the transaction, a source familiar with the deal said on Thursday....
22:34, 2019-07-18

Senate votes to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia The Senate voted to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia, rebuking President Donald Trump’s foreign policy in the aftermath of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Trump, whose administration signaled it would bypass congressional opposition to the sale of arms, is expected to veto the Senate'...
18:34, 2019-06-20

WRAPUP 8-Britain says it fended off Iranian attempt to block oil tanker Three Iranian vessels tried to block a British-owned tanker passing through the strait that controls the flow of Middle East oil to the world, but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship, Britain said on Thursday....
02:17, 2019-07-12

Iran says if it decides to block Strait of Hormuz, it will do it 'publicly': Fars Iran's military denied on Monday being behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, and said if it decided to block Strait of Hormuz, a vital gateway in the Gulf for the oil industry, it will do it publicly....
14:17, 2019-06-17

ExxonMobil's Cepu block may produce 235,000 bpd, more than estimated capacity - regulator * Crude output from Exxon Mobil Corp's Cepu block may exceed its capacity of 220,000 barrels per day (bpd) this year, to reach 235,000 bpd, upstream oil and gas regulator SKK Migas told reporters on Thursday...
11:17, 2019-08-08

Shell, Exxon eye return to Somalia ahead of oil block round Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil are looking to return to Somalia ahead of an oil block bid round later this year, the East African country's oil ministry said....
16:34, 2019-06-28

Visa CEO: Unlike PayPal and Square, we won't block gun purchases unless it becomes illegal "We shouldn't tell people they can't purchase a 32-ounce soda. We shouldn't tell people they can't buy reproductive drugs," Visa CEO Alfred Kelly said....
21:17, 2019-08-07

Investors scramble to swerve Swiss share trading block after EU row European stock investors and brokers are rushing to find workarounds before Swiss shares are blocked from trading on EU exchanges on Monday after a collapse in talks to resolve a dispute between Brussels and Switzerland....
17:51, 2019-06-28