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 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...

 

After 4 Failed Attempts at Brexit, Theresa May Resigns as British Prime Minister

London (dpa) - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced that she will step down as leader of her Conservative Party on June 7, accepting that she failed to broker a deal for Britain to...

 
 By DPA    Politics    May 29, 2019

In World's Biggest Election, 400 Million EU Citizens Elect 751 Members of European Parliament

Brussels (dpa) - Early numbers suggest more citizens are heading to the polls across the European Union on Sunday than in the last election in 2014. More than 400 million citizens are eligible to...

 
 By DPA    Politics    May 29, 2019

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party Wins 28 of 73 Seats in EU Parliament--More than 2 major parties combined

London (dpa) - Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party looked set to triumph in European Parliament elections, partial results showed late Sunday, while Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party and...

 
 By DPA-News    Politics    May 29, 2019

Spanish King Juan Carlos Withdraws From Public Life Five Years After His Retirement

Madrid (dpa) - Spain's former king Juan Carlos has announced that he will be withdrawing from public life this coming Sunday, five years after his retirement. In a letter to his son, King Felipe VI,...

 
 By DPA    Politics    May 29, 2019

Extremes Win and Centrists Lose in Record Voter Turn Out European Union Elections

Brussels (dpa) - Official European Parliament election results early Monday confirmed losses for the main political groups on the centre-left and centre-right, while boosting the liberals and Greens....

 
 By Preity Upala    Politics    May 27, 2019

10 Reasons Why Narendra Modi Won the Indian Election, 2019

Here are 10 reasons why the current prime minister of India, Narendra Modi will be sworn in for a second term as a result of his victory in the general elections of 2019: Modi Leadership- for the firs...

 

Iraq Intervenes to Block a War Between the US and Iran, It's 2 Closest Allies

Baghdad/Washington (dpa) - The US is not seeking a war with Iran, US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said after a closed-door briefing with lawmakers on rising tensions, saying a ramped up...

 

Federal Judge Denies Donald Trump's Motion to Quash Subpoena for 1040 Tax Returns

Washington (dpa) - A federal judge on Monday ruled against President Donald Trump's legal team in its attempt to block a congressional committee's subpoena for years of the Trump Organization's financ...

 
 By DPA-News    Politics    May 23, 2019

Will the US and Iran be at War by the end of 2020? It looks increasingly likely

Washington (dpa) – US President Donald Trump vowed Sunday to deny Tehran nuclear weapons just hours after threatening it would "be the official end of Iran" when the country's Revolutionary Guard...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Politics    May 21, 2019

Santa Monica to Pay $85,000 Annually to Consultant to Track the Homeless

City staff are asking the Council to contract with an outside consultant to manage their homeless tracking system. In order for the City to receive federal funds for homelessness, they are required...

 
 By Preity Upala    Politics    May 21, 2019

If Modi is Re-elected India's PM, it can only be Good for Trump and the United States.

With an Indian general election outcome looming in the horizon, the US must reflect on what this means for its relationship with India moving forward. The outcome of world's largest democratic...

 

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Denies that War with the United States is Coming

Tehran (dpa) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ruled out a war with the United States. "Neither we or the United States want a war, that is why that is not going to happen,"...

 

Putin: Russia Collusion Theory Following 2016 Election Damaged Russia-US Relations

Moscow (dpa) - A visit from the top American diplomat to Russia was blighted by disputes over the Iranian nuclear program and the Venezuelan political crisis even as Russian President Vladimir Putin e...

 
 By RAND    Politics    May 10, 2019

New Strategies to Stress-out Russia by Playing to Putin's Vulnerabilities and Anxieties

RAND Suggests Nonviolent Ways to Exploit Russian Vulnerabilities Russia's use of information warfare and its conventional military arsenal make it a formidable opponent, but the state also has...

 
 By Preity Upala    Politics    May 6, 2019

Ten Reasons Why Modi Will Be Re-elected as Prime Minister of India

Here are the 10 reasons why I think the current prime minister of India, Narendra Modi will win a second term and be victorious on May the 23rd, in the Lok Sabha elections. My prediction is that his...

 
 By Preity Uupala    Politics    May 6, 2019

India Votes for Prime Minister This Month. The World Should Pay More Attention

In a couple of days, will take place the largest democratic exercise on the planet. India will be voting in its parliamentary general election. In a country of 1.3 BILLION people, a whopping 900...

 

Do the Homeless Poop on San Francisco Streets Because they Can, Or Because They Can't Find a Bathroom?

San Francisco is a wealthy city. Why exactly don't they cure the feces on the street problem? Like every other American issue, it depends on your political perspective. Progressives view this as a...

 

Dead Bodies, Conflicts of interest & Fat Salaries: The Murky Waters of City's Social Services

I have serious concerns about the qualifications and performance of the Santa Monica Social Services Commission, and particularly its Chair Mr. Parent, as well as the staff liaison Ms. Yavari, whose...

 

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