Trump rolled back Obamas flood rules before Hurricane Harvey

Trump rolled back Obamas flood rules before Hurricane Harvey

Donald Trump signed away Obama-era flood standards just weeks before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in a bid to get infrastructure projects approved more quickly. The rule signed by former president Barack Obama in 2015 had not yet come into effect but aimed to make infrastructure more resilient to the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and flooding. Aug 29, 2017
Duterte orders Philippines Police to kill idiots who resist arrest

Duterte orders Philippines Police to kill idiots who resist arrest

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the police forces to kill idiots if they resist arrest, amid a string of troubling cases of extrajudicial killings. The firebrand leader on August 28 said he would back them as long as there is justification for killings, yet again throwing his weight firmly behind the security forces. Aug 28, 2017