In the News This Week
Debra Brown | Wednesday July 18th 2018
Each Wednesday, we recap the most important headlines from our global community to keep you up to speed on world news.
Sandra Oh Makes History with Emmy Nomination For Lead Actress In a Drama.
Sandra Oh received an Emmy nomination for best actress in a drama on Thursday for her role in the BBC America thriller “Killing Eve”, becoming the first woman of Asian descent to ever score a nomination in that category in the 69-year-history of the awards.
Donald Trump Defends Putin From Claims of Election Interference.
Donald Trump neglected to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for Russia’s role in interfering in the U.S. 2016 presidential election. Donald Trump said, “I hold both countries responsible”.
Ahead of his meeting with Putin, Mr. Trump took to twitter, blaming poor relations with Russia on the ongoing Russia probe.
Justice Department Reopens Investigation Into 63-year-old Murder of Emmett Till.
The investigation of the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, has been reopened based on “new information,” according to a US Justice Department report to Congress.
Duke scholar and author of “The Blood of Emmett Till” Timothy Tyson, may have contributed to the reopening of the case after a key witness in the Till case admitted she lied to officials in his book. He handed over records of the interview as well as other research for his book to the FBI in 2017, after his book published.
Ireland Becomes World’s First Country to Divest from Fossil Fuels.
The Republic of Ireland will become the world’s first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in the lower house of parliament.
The bill now goes to the Irish Senate, which can delay but not reverse the decision of the lower house.
Gerry Liston at Global Legal Action Network, who drafted the bill, said: “Governments will not meet their obligations under the Paris agreement on climate change and to reduce global warming if they continue to financially sustain the fossil fuel industry.
Iran Sues U.S. Over Broken Nuclear Deal and Reimposed Sanctions.
Iran has sued the United States at the International Court of Justice. The Iranian lawsuit was filed Monday and asked the International Court of Justice, which is based in The Hague, to order the United States to “terminate the 8 May sanctions without delay.”
The lawsuit also demanded that the United States compensate Iran for financial damage already done by the reimposed sanctions. The value of Iran’s currency has plummeted over the past few months, and economic protests have increased.