In comments at odds with his home state's whiskey distillers, Kentucky's Republican governor is downplaying fears that the European Union's retaliatory tariffs could disrupt the booming market for the Bluegrass state's iconic bourbon industry. "There's always the potential for some type of impact, but I don't think it will be a tremendous impact," Governor Matt Bevin said when asked about tariffs during a TV interview this week with Bloomberg. Bevin, a regular at bourbon industry events… Read Full Article
Government security forces in Venezuela carry out unjustified killings without any apparent consequences as the rule of law in the country quickly vanishes, a United Nations report charged Friday. The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Venezuelan officers accused in some 500 questionable killings appear to be evading any charges. That is a sign that checks and balances have been chiseled away, leaving state authorities unaccountable, said Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the… Read Full Article
Kentucky National Guard Chaplains visit Djibouti during Ramadan, as a part of the State Partnership Program
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said an upcoming meeting of European leaders in Brussels would be a "first exchange" toward finding solutions and agreements to problems connected with migration. Speaking at a press conference in the Lebanese capital, she characterized Sunday's planned emergency gathering as a "consultative and working meeting at which there will be no closing declaration." Merkel is visiting the Middle East amid a serious domestic row over migration that's… Read Full Article
In a victory for digital privacy advocates, the United States Supreme Court ruled Friday that historical cellphone location data used in criminal investigations cannot be obtained without a search warrant. In a 5-4 vote, the justices ruled law enforcement needs a search warrant to access data that cellphone providers keep about the location and movement of their users. This data, known as cell site location information, is routinely used in criminal investigations. At issue in the case was… Read Full Article
The European Union has gone ahead with retaliatory duties against $2.8bn worth of US-made products.
An international rights group says Yemen's warring parties are obstructing crucial aid to the Red Sea port of Hodeida endangering millions in what is already the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Thursday's report by Amnesty International blamed the Iran-backed Houthi rebels' "excessive and arbitrary bureaucratic procedures" for restricting the movement of humanitarian workers in Hodeida. Citing aid workers, it said the rebels exert influence over who receives aid and in which areas. … Read Full Article