US & Canada 19 July 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44882921 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Two children have been injured in shark attacks off the coast of Long Island in New York in the first such incidents in the … [Read more...] about Children ‘attacked by sharks’ in New York
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Mother Jones illustration; Joey Allaham/Flickr; Mark Wilson/dpa/AP; Getty Images Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. The Zionist Organization of America held its annual gala on November 12, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City—with an unusual guest on hand. The group and its longtime president, Mort Klein, have been known for their zealous support of Israel’s right wing and their unrestrained attacks on what they consider to be Israel’s enemies. In recent years, that list has included Qatar, the small, natural-gas-rich Arab state. In 2014, the organization urged the US government to designate Qatar as a state sponsor of terrorism for “funding and promoting Nazi-like organizations that want to kill every Jew.” Yet sitting at a prominent table at the 2017 dinner was Ahmed al-Rumaihi, a former Qatari diplomat and, until March of that year, the head of Qatar Investments, a $100 billion division of the … [Read more...] about How the King of New York Kosher Restaurants Helped Qatar Win Over American Jewish Leaders
Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with the Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres, within his visit to New York. At the meeting the Minister E. Mammadyarov conveyed sincere greetings of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E.Mr.Ilham Aliyev to António Guterres. Recalling with pleasure his meetings with President Ilham Aliyev, A.Guterres asked Minister Mammadyarov to extend his greetings and best wishes to the head of state. The Secretary General of the United Nations congratulated the minister on the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry press service told News.Az. The Secretary-General highly appreciated the cooperation between the United Nations and Azerbaijan, particularly highlighted the support and contribution of Azerbaijan for the Sustainable Development Goals and the promotion of intercultural dialogue, and its initiatives, including the Baku Process. Minister … [Read more...] about News.Az — Your Window to the RegionElmar Mammadyarov meets UN Secretary General in New York
Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Kaitlyn Flannagan for Observer Now that disgraced former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is out following physical abuse allegations by four women, what does that mean for his nationwide coalition work against the administration of President Donald Trump, as well as his ongoing investigations and lawsuits?Schneiderman, 63—a powerful Democrat who was first elected as state AG in 2011 and filed lawsuits against Trump and a sexual harassment lawsuit against disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein—resigned on May 7.He was one of the leading Democrats taking on Trump, leading coalitions of Democratic state AGs combatting Trump on issues like immigration, health care and the environment—and had taken legal or administrative actions against him and the congressional GOP 100 times since Trump took office.And he positioned himself as a leader in the #MeToo movement. He was in the middle of … [Read more...] about Will New York’s Attorney General Still Dominate Nationally After Schneiderman’s Exit?
Supported by N.Y. / Region By VIVIAN WANGAPRIL 27, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story In early April, with hundreds of New York City’s elite gathered at a power breakfast at Cipriani Wall Street, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo extolled the merits of the state’s new sexual harassment policies, calling them a model that would be “binding on every government in the State of New York.”But while Mr. Cuomo and other lawmakers have lavished praise upon the new reforms, little has been said about a less glamorous question: Who, exactly, will enforce them?There is no single investigative body or agency charged with hearing complaints of sexual harassment or abuse by state officials. Nor is there a uniform statewide definition of sexual harassment.What exists is a tangle of commissions, offices and agencies, many with overlapping jurisdictions but different procedures and enforcement powers — and no clear … [Read more...] about Sex Harassment Complaints in New York Fall Into an Enforcement Maze