Rep. Castro on Russian meddling, sanctions, Manafort trial
22 August 2018 | 12:00 pm
Representative Joaquin Castro, a member of the House Intelligence Committee and a Democrat from Texas, discusses the lack of action to prevent Russian meddling in U.S. elections, the status of Russian sanctions, and the political importance of the Paul Manafort trial.
15 Sep 2021
Nicholas strenghten from tropical storm to Category 1 hurricane shortly before landfall. States of emergency were declared across 17 counties and three cities in Texas.
15 Sep 2021
Strong winds and heavy rains lash the town of Matagorda as Hurricane Nicholas slams into the Texas coast, as meteorologists warn of life-threatening flooding. The storm is packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles (120 kilometers) per hour, and is expected to dump up to 18 inches (around 460 millimeters) of rain in the Houston area, according to weather officials.
16 Sep 2021
A new law in Texas, known as the "heartbeat bill," bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. Experts say limiting women's choice will negatively affect their mental health, as well.
26 Sep 2021
Images show desperate scenes at the airport in Port-au-Prince as a group of migrants gathers around the plane they had just been deported on. After disembarking, the migrants forced their way back onto the runway and were left to pick up their personal belongings that had been dumped out onto the tarmac.
30 Sep 2021
More than 12,000 migrants are camped under the Del Rio bridge between Mexico and Texas. Many of them have had to cross back into Mexico for food and drinking water. US Border Patrol has now said it will bar anyone from reentering if they return to Mexico.
27 Sep 2021
All migrants who had been camping under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, are now gone, according to US authorities. Thousands were living in dire conditions as they sought asylum in the US.
7 Oct 2021
In an interview with FRANCE 24, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai insisted the country was not in a new Cold War with China despite lingering tensions over trade. She also stressed that the US was keen to repair ties with France and Europe after a recent Australian submarine dispute, which led to the first-ever recall of a French ambassador to the United States.
8 Oct 2021
A district judge ordered Texas to suspend its law that imposes a near-total ban on abortions. The ruling comes after a challenge brought by President Joe Biden's administration.
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In the quiet Texas town of Rockdale, North America's largest bitcoin mine is part of an already bustling US business now boosted by Beijing's intensified crypto crackdown that has pushed the industry west.
20 Oct 2021
Justice Department officials say the law is "plainly unconstitutional" and want it blocked until legal clarity is found on the matter. The court previously allowed the ban to go into effect.
24 Oct 2021
The Biden administration has asked the Supreme Court to block a new abortion law in Texas. Conflict Zone asked the Texas state senator who introduced the legislation why he thinks he's doing the right thing.
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Ukraine says it wants to push Russia out of all of its territory — including Crimea, which was illegally annexed by Moscow in 2014. But is this a realistic goal for Kyiv?
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