Month: October 2019

Atatiana Jefferson's death highlights a long history of police violence in Fort Worth, and the community says it's time for a 'reckoning'

Facebook Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was shot and killed by Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean early Saturday morning. Dean has since resigned from the force and has been charged with murder. Five fatal police shootings have taken place in Fort Worth since June, before Jefferson’s death. S. Lee Merritt, a civil rights lawyer who is…

By HearthstoneYarns October 19, 2019 0

Europe Union warned of 'historic mistake' as Emmanuel Macron blocks Balkan enlargement talks

The EU has made a “historic mistake” that risks destabilising the Balkans, senior officials warned Friday, after a handful of countries led by French President Emmanuel Macron again blocked membership talks for North Macedonia and Albania. There was widespread frustration and disappointment, particularly among eastern European countries keen to broaden the EU club, at the failure of…

By HearthstoneYarns October 19, 2019 0

'Powderkeg' in Germany amid Turks-Kurds conflict

Berlin (AFP) – Syrian Kurd Mohamed Zidik, 76, still buys his bread and baclavas from his Turkish neighbours in Berlin, but he knows better than to expound on his views about Ankara’s offensive in his hometown. Since Turkish forces launched their assault on Kurds in northeastern Syria, tensions have risen in Germany where millions of…

By HearthstoneYarns October 19, 2019 0

Why Mexico Is Cooperating with Us on Immigration

One of the reasons border apprehensions have dropped from their alarming peak in May is that Mexico has been pretty aggressive in stopping third-country nationals from traversing its territory on their way north to make bogus asylum claims so they can be released into the U.S. But why has Mexico been willing to work with us like…

By HearthstoneYarns October 19, 2019 0