Venezuela could be getting a new constitution - heres why people arent happy Play

Venezuela could be getting a new constitution - heres why people arent happy

On 30 July, Venezuela will have its Constitutional Assembly election  for an assembly that will draft the countrys new constitution.According to Maduro, the assembly will be created by the people rather than politicians and is necessary for peace in Venezuela, after many months of protests and chaos.But opponents fear the new assembly will stay after it has drafted a new constitution and have overreaching power.Julio Borges, the leader of the opposition-controlled parliament, called the idea a scam by Maduro to remain in power and told Venezuelans to rebel.There is a growing world condemnation of Maduros push for a new assembly, but despite national and international opposition, Maduro vowed the election will still happen. Jul 26, 2017
Cardinal George Pell navigates media scrum during court appearance Play

Cardinal George Pell navigates media scrum during court appearance

Police helped clear the way for Cardinal George Pell to navigate through a pack of reporters so he could appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court on July 26. A barrister for the Vatican treasurer told the court Pell would plead not guilty to historic sex offence allegations. The details of the charges facing Pell have not yet been disclosed, other than that they involve multiple complainants. Jul 26, 2017
US House of Representatives pass sanctions bill Play

US House of Representatives pass sanctions bill

he U.S. House of Representatives voted to slap more sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea. The bill defies President Trumps objections to such legislation but was backed by Republicans and Democrats alike. The bill still needs to pass through the Senate before getting to the White House for Trump to sign or veto. The House-passed bill would codify into law existing sanctions on Russia. New sanctions would be imposed upon  Iran for their ballistic missile development. While North Koreas shipping industry and use of slave labor would be targeted for the countrys nuclear and missile programs. The White House says President Trump has not yet considered vetoing or signing the bill into law. Jul 26, 2017