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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...

 

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...

 

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