The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 25, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.

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The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 24, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

  Right wing presidential candidate Marine Le Pen steps down as head of the National Front to boost her candidacy in the presidential run off against centrist independent Emmanuel Macron. With a government shutdown looming on Friday, Congressional Democratic leaders say they won’t go along with Donald Trump’s demand to include a down payment for … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 21, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The Trump administration intensifies its effort to crack down on sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, sending letters to nine jurisdictions threatening to withhold grant money unless they document cooperation. Hours after Arkansas carries out its first execution in nearly 12 years, two more death row inmates ask a judge to … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 20, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The Islamic State claims responsibility for the fatal shooting of a police officer on the famous Champs Elysees of Paris. Three other people are wounded; the shooter is killed. Attorney General Jeff Sessions provokes the outrage of Hawaii’s Senators and others with his statement that he’s “amazed that a judge sitting on an island in … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 19, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

A Georgia congressional special election in a historically conservative district is headed for a runoff. 30 year old Democrat Jon Ossoff, came in at 48%, falling short of the 50% needed to avoid a runoff. Still, it’s another wakeup call for Republicans. A bewildering  misstep left Donald Trump warning that he was sending an “armada” to … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 18, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

  Donald Trump’s top aides today discuss whether the U.S. should remain part of the Paris Climate accord. Environmental and other groups gather outside the San Francisco office of Senator Dianne Feinstein  to urge her to hold the line on violations of environmental and civil rights policies that Republicans plan to tuck into a must-pass … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 17, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

  Vice President Mike Pence travels to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korean and warns the  North that all options are on the table — a veiled warning of a possible military strike. Turkish President  Erdogan accuses European election monitors of having a “crusaders mentality” in the aftermath of the narrow and disputed win … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 14, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

North Korea’s vice foreign minister warns that his country is ready to launch a pre-emptive strike if the U.S. shows any sign of military aggression. The top U.S. military official in Afghanistan says the attack on a tunnel complex in remote eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 12, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson holds Moscow talks, dominated by Syria,  with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. At the United Nations Security Council, Russia is set to veto a resolution last week’s chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib province. Drought and war are pushing South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria to the … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 11, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Moscow for what are expected to be tough talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the issue of Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin warns of “false flag” incidents that will seek to blame Syria for future chemical weapons attacks. North Korea is vowing a tough response to any military … Continued


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