Posts Tagged ‘assembly’

Trump set to pardon Sheldon Silver, disgraced former NY Assembly speaker

Sheldon Silver, the disgraced former speaker of the New York State Assembly, is among the last tranche of people whom President Donald Trump will grant clemency before he leaves office Wednesday. The New York Times reported Monday that Trump was set to pardon or commute the sentences of between 60 and more than 100 people. […]

Iran Loses Voting Rights in UN General Assembly for Non-Payment of Dues

US President Donald Trump speaks during the 75th annual UN General Assembly, which was held mostly virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: United Nations / Handout via Reuters. Iran has lost voting rights in the United Nations General Assembly for failing to meet its financial obligations to the organization. The UN has released a […]

 Why Venezuela’s National Assembly elections matter

Venezuelans are set to vote in elections like no other in the country’s recent history when they go to the polls to elect a new National Assembly (AN) on December 6. Ever since Hugo Chavez’s victory in the 1998 presidential election, electoral contests in the South American country have been highly polarised between the pro-Chavez, […]

Born in Israel, TomCar to open US assembly line, creating jobs

Tomcar, an off-road utility vehicles created in Israel in the 1980s, will open a US assembly line in El Paso, Texas, early next year to offer its latest models to the US Armed Forces, thanks to a cooperation agreement between Prince Manufacturing and Comframe Solutions.  Named after Tom, son of inventor Yoram Zarhi, the first […]

The ‘AOC movement’ expands in NYC with congressional and Assembly wins

The new guard also includes Torres, 32, a City Council member, and Jones, 33, an attorney — who will make history as they replace retiring incumbents Jose Serrano and Nita Lowey, both in office for more than 30 years. “The Bronx’s struggles have been my struggles. Whether it’s growing up in public housing, clawing to […]

Keith Ellison Wields Power to Restrict Freedom of Assembly of Political Opponents at Minnesota Trump Rally

The venue for President Donald Trump’s political rally in Minnesota scheduled for Friday will be restricted to only 250 people after Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison put pressure on the business owners of multiple locations. The rally was initially planned at the Rochester airport, but Ellison’s office demanded a “COVID preparedness plan” from officials from […]

Emmanuel Macron At United Nations General Assembly On Tuesday Tells Body That We Must Prepare For The ‘New World Order’ For Globalization

Wake Up To The Truth “The crisis, the collapse of our cooperation frameworks, the weaknesses that I have just mentioned require us to rebuild a new order and force Europe to take its full share of responsibility,” he stressed. Mr. Macron underscored that “in the weeks and months to come, fundamental choices will have to […]

75th session of the UN General Assembly : President of Russia Vladimir Putin

http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/64074 President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, This year, the international community celebrates two, without exaggeration, historic anniversaries: the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and establishment of the United Nations. The importance of these two forever interlinked events cannot be overemphasized. In 1945, Nazism was defeated, the ideology of aggression and hatred was crushed, and the experience and spirit of alliance, as well as the awareness of the huge price […]

Venezuela: The 2016-2020 National Assembly – Part Of The Plan

Above photo: Noticias al Dia. It’s hard to decide which of all the actions of the Venezuelan opposition representatives was the most shameful.  Was it Ramos Allup giving the legitimate elected President Nicolas Madura a 6-month deadline to leave office while removing the portraits of Simon Bolivar and of Comandante Chavez from the Federal Capitol?  Or […]

UN assembly approves pandemic resolution despite objections from US, Israel

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a wide-ranging resolution on tackling the coronavirus pandemic Friday over objections from the United States and Israel, which protested a successful last-minute Cuban amendment that strongly urged countries to oppose any unilateral economic, financial or trade sanctions. The 193-member world body adopted the resolution by […]

NASA Begins Assembly of Asteroid-Exploring Spacecraft

The US space agency NASA announced on Friday it had begun assembly of the Lucy spacecraft, which will visit the mysterious Trojan asteroids near Jupiter that are believed to harbor water. In a recent news release, NASA announced the Lucy mission had passed a key milestone, which marks the transition from development to assembly for […]

NASA Begins Assembly of Asteroid-Exploring Spacecraft

The US space agency NASA announced on Friday it had begun assembly of the Lucy spacecraft, which will visit the mysterious Trojan asteroids near Jupiter that are believed to harbor water. In a recent news release, NASA announced the Lucy mission had passed a key milestone, which marks the transition from development to assembly for […]

Former NY Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver due to surrender for prison term

NEW YORK — Following years of fending off going to prison, former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is about to begin serving time. Silver, 76, is due to report on Wednesday to a federal prison in Otisville, New York, after being sentenced earlier this year to 6 1/2 years behind bars in a corruption […]

Assembly of Pentagon’s First B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber ‘Coming Along Nicely’

The US Air Force (USAF) recently said construction of its first B-21 Raider stealth bomber has remained on schedule despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and the service expects a first flight no earlier than December 2021. The first of the US Air Force’s new stealth bomber fleet is being built by Northrop Grumman in Palmdale, California, […]

California Assembly Passes Bill to Allow People to Expunge Some Marijuana Charges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 5, 2018) – Last week, the California Assembly passed a bill that would create a process to expunge or reduce the sentences of people charged under the state’s marijuana laws before recreational cannabis was legalized this year. Passage into law would take another step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in effect […]

A History of UN General Assembly Resolutions on israel-Palestine

A History of UN General Assembly Resolutions on Israel-Palestine By Alex McDonald, The UN General Assembly will vote on an Egyptian-draft resolution that the US vetoed at the Security Council on Monday Since the creation of the UN on 24 October 1945, the General Assembly has passed scores of resolutions pertaining to Israel-Palestine – arguably to […]

Defying Trump, U.N. General Assembly Condemns U.S. Decree on Jerusalem

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Palestinians May Turn to UN General Assembly if U.S. Vetoes Jerusalem Resolution, Envoy Says

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A Top Secret Desert Assembly Plant Starts Ramping Up to Build Northrop’s B-21 Bomber

A Top Secret Desert Assembly Plant Starts Ramping Up to Build Northrop’s B-21 Bomber November 13th, 2017 Via: Los Angeles Times: A once-empty parking lot at Northrop Grumman Corp.’s top secret aircraft plant in Palmdale is now jammed with cars that pour in during […]

Karzai calld for Grand Assembly to discuss Trump’s Afghan strategy to stop war and regional rivalries

nsnbc : Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai continued his criticism of the new U.S. strategy for South Asia and Afghanistan. Karzai asserted that it […]

United with Russia: Chinese FM Wang Yi tells UN General Assembly "aggression is not in the Chinese genes"

     It was a serendipitous occasion that while the order of speakers at the plenary session of the UN General Assembly is chosen at random, that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was scheduled to speak directly after his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavov. This gave the world the opportunity to see just how united Russia and […]

What To Expect At The UN General Assembly Opening – Trump’s Debut

World leaders are beginning to gather in New York where they will attend the opening of this year’s session of the UN General Assembly. This year is particularly significant as it will be Donald Trump’s first address to the UN General Assembly since becoming President of the United States in January of this year. However, […]

Venezuela’s PSUV-stacked Constituent Assembly seized legislative powers

nsnbc : Venezuela’s new, highly contested National Constituent Assembly, on Friday, formally declared it was seizing power from the legislature where the Roundtable of […]

Mercosur suspends Venezuela hours after Constituent Assembly ousted dissident Attorney General

nsnbc : The Latin American trade bloc Mercosur, on Saturday, suspended Venezuela’s membership hours after the newly-elected and highly controversial Constituent Assembly ousted the […]

Venezuela inaugurates Constituent Assembly amid street unrest

The 545-strong Constituent Assembly has been inaugurated in the capital, Caracas, with former Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez elected as the legislative body’s president, and former Vice President Aristobulo Isturiz elected as first vice president. Maduro to Trump: ‘Stop aggression against Venezuela, stop meddling in Latin American affairs’ “This national constituent assembly, convened by President Nicolas […]

Venezuela’s US-Backed Opposition Turns Up The Violence Following Assembly Vote

An opposition protester wields a shotgun an anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela, May 8, 2017. (AP/Ariana Cubillos) Published in partnership with Shadowproof. The opposition in Venezuela, which is backed by the United States and supported by prominent human rights groups, like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, has played a key role in fomenting violence […]

Venezuela’s MUD cries foul, Constituent Assembly election results challenged as bold-faced lie

nsnbc : Members of Venezuela’s Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD) coalition and other civil society leaders cry foul, challenging the outcome of the Constituent […]

US imposes sanctions on Maduro after disputed Constituent Assembly elections

nsnbc : The United States imposed sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with immediate effect on Monday, July 31. Sanctions were imposed over a […]

Over 8 Million Vote in Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly Election

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Maduro ‘ready for national dialogue’ as vote on Venezuela’s new assembly gripped by violence

Maduro noted during an event on Sunday, aired on Venezuela de Television, that the 545-seat Constituent Assembly, which will have the power to draft a new constitution, has legal powers to “deprive the parliamentary immunity of those who should be deprived of it.” The leftist president said he still “calls for a national dialogue, but […]

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