Author: Adam Shaw

Russia accuses US of ‘abusing’ Security Council by calling emergency session on Iran protests

FOX NEWS U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley called for an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council over the Iran protests.  (AP) The United States and Russia clashed at an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council Friday over the protests in Iran, with Russia accusing the U.S. of “abusing” the platform of the Council by calling the session over what it described as a purely internal matter. “Today we are witnessing once again how the U.S is abusing the platform of the Security Council,” Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said at the tense meeting in New York. The...

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US, Russia gear up for UN showdown over Iran protests

FOX NEWS AP  (U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has called for an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council over the Iran protests.) The United States and Russia were set to face off Friday at the United Nations Security Council over how the international community should respond to the protests in Iran, after the U.S. called for an emergency session as it ramps up pressure on the hardline regime in Tehran. The Trump administration has taken a vocal approach to the situation in Iran, where at least 21 people have been killed and over 1,000 arrested as...

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Sessions reverses Obama-era policy on marijuana, unleashes prosecutors

FOX NEWS Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rolled back an Obama-era policy that allowed legal marijuana to thrive without federal intervention.  The move effectively unleashes federal prosecutors to consider bringing marijuana cases, while stopping short of ordering them to do so.  “U.S. attorneys need to make decisions in these cases as they do in other drugs cases,” a senior DOJ official told Fox News.  The Obama administration back in 2013 announced via a memo from then-Deputy Attorney General James Cole that it would not obstruct states that legalized marijuana, on the condition the drug was regulated so as...

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