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 By Samuel Alioto    Politics    August 22, 2019 

Five reasons why purchasing Greenland would actually be a really good idea

President Trump is a real estate guy. He recently tweeted that the US should consider buying Greenland and this was met with derision, as so many suggestions this president makes are. But upon closer...

 

History has been Rewritten, as India Revokes Kashmir's Special Status

A 72-year wait is over today. Prime minister Narendra Modi of India has reversed the political blunder committed by Jawaharlal Nehru with regards to the state of Kashmir. It is a day that will be...

 
 By Stan Greene    Politics    August 9, 2019

People's Liberation Army Preparing to Quash Hong Kong Strike

With Hong Kong is paralyzed by a general strike, Beijing appears to have lost patience with its restive former British colony. The extradition law that initially sparked the protests has been...

 

Thirty Meter Telescope: Mauna Kea Protest is Not a Culture War

The protesters blocking the access road for construction of a new Thirty Meter Telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii are only the latest in a long line of protests...

 

Dog Runs for President, Promising a Chicken in Every Pot

Oxnard, CA - July 24, 2019 - The Los Angeles Times included the remarkable dog named Seven in a story about the many candidates of the 2020 Presidential Campaign. Seven threw his collar in the ring...

 

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Joins Native Hawaiians Objecting to 100' Telescope on Mauna Kea

Protesters have camped at the foot of Mauna Kea, a dormant 14,000-foot volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii for a week now, blocking the access road and demanding the halt to construction of a $1.4...

 

FBI Appear to Be Investigating LADWP For Over Compensating Employees

Twitter shows agents arriving to serve search warrants on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. There has been no comment from the Los Angeles City Attorney, and the Court has sealed the...

 
 By Preity Upala    Politics    June 27, 2019

The Biggest sporting event in the world just took place over the weekend and it was a thriller!

Move over FIFA, Wimbledon, Basketball, American Football and the rest. The biggest sporting event in the world, which took place over the weekend, is none of these, but actually a Cricket match...

 

Article 34: California Voters to Decide Against their Right to Decide

A bill proposed by Santa Monica's State Senator Ben Allen would repeal Article 34 of the California State Constitution. On June 4, Allen's bill was approved unanimously by the California State...

 
 By Erin Hale    Politics    June 10, 2019

Hong Kong Police Clash with Student Protestors as One Million People take to the Streets

Hong Kong (dpa) - Hong Kong's largest protest in decades ended with clashes late Sunday as hundreds of protesters attempted to break through police barricades to enter government headquarters. Police...

 

US and Mexico fail to reach deal on tariffs at first meeting. Trump: "There was progress, but not enough."

Washington (dpa) – Mexico and the United States on Wednesday failed to reach an immediate agreement to prevent Washington from imposing a 5-per-cent tariff on all Mexican imports, but will resume...

 

Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan Hold 30th Tiananmen Square Crackdown Vigils

Hong Kong (dpa) - Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown with a candlelight vigil on Tuesday. The vigil featured songs, speeches and...

 

China Retaliates With Tariffs Against US, Just as Trump Launches Trade War vs. Mexico

Washington (dpa) - Markets were rattled on Friday as President Donald Trump restarted the North American side of the global trade war, just as China announced retaliatory tariffs against the United...

 
 By Rick Cole    Politics    June 5, 2019

Response by SM City Manager Rick Cole to Criticism of Climate Change Resolution

Editor: This is intended as a response to your article about the City's recent resolution on climate change and its commitment to spend up to $800 million to combat it. As noted in the City's press re...

 
 By DPA    Politics    June 5, 2019

T-Swift pens Trump-critical letter calling for LGBTQ protections

Los Angeles (dpa) - Pop princess Taylor Swift criticized President Donald Trump while calling on her senator to support a law that would protect Americans from gender or sexual orientation-based...

 
 By Bill Smith    Politics    June 5, 2019

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, Absent from State Banquet to Honor President Trump

London (dpa) - US President Donald Trump and his family enjoyed a royal banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at London's Buckingham Palace late Monday, ahead of large protests against his three-day vi...

 

Tariffs: Mexican Foreign Minister to Meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Wednesday

Mexico City/Washington (dpa) – Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard on Friday said a summit will take place in Washington on Wednesday to "solve the dispute" between the two countries after US President...

 

Trump Slaps 5% Tariff on All Mexican Imports, Until Mexico Helps Prevent Illegal Immigration

Washington (dpa) - President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a 5-per-cent tariff on all goods imported from Mexico to pressure the country into stopping illegal immigrants from entering the US. In...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Politics    June 3, 2019

Santa Monica City Council Decides to Spend $800 Million to Combat Global Warming Locally

Update: Response by Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole to this article: https://www.smobserved.com/story/2019/05/31/news/response-by-sm-city-manager-rick-cole-to-criticism-of-clim...

 

New President of El Salvador Promises to Fight Trump's Border Wall

Buenos Aires (dpa) - Nayib Bukele, a 37-year-old businessman, was sworn in on Saturday as the new president of El Salvador. The conservative politician is the youngest head of state in the history of...

 

Thirty years later, Tiananmen Square Protest survivors seek truth and change from China

Thirty years ago on June 4, the Chinese army opened fire on student protesters in Tiananmen Square. The government has attempted to erase the "incident" from history, but victims and some...

 

Democrats ramp up calls for impeachment after Mueller breaks silence

Washington (dpa) - A powerful House Democrat said Wednesday special counsel Robert Mueller might be finished with his investigation but Congress is not, as several prominent party members called for...

 

Trump "was actually sticking up for Sleepy Joe Biden . . . . Kim Jong Un called him a 'low IQ idiot.'"

Washington (dpa) - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed he was defending Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden when he repeated remarks by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un calling him a...

 

Boris Johnson Seems Poised to Lead Britain Out of the European Union

London (dpa) - A contender to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday vowed not to serve under early favourite Boris Johnson and to oppose any attempt to take Britain out of the European Union...

 
 By Shabtai Gold    Politics    May 29, 2019

"This is How it Starts:" United States Deploys 1500 Marines to Middle East to Counter Iran

Washington (dpa) - The United States approved the deployment of 1,500 military personnel to the Middle East on Friday, in a move meant to counter Iran as tensions continued to escalate between the...

 

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