Marriott Held My Points Hostage: Here’s How I Got Them Back

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The UN is calling on China to ‘immediately release’ one million Muslim Uighurs who may be held in detention centers

Kevin Frayer/Getty The United Nations has called on China to end the detention of up to one million Uighurs in the far western Xinjiang province. The committee also called out China’s practice of racial and ethnic profiling and heavy-handed restrictions that disproportionately target the Uighur community.  Xinjiang has become one of the most intrusive police states in […]

Trade War Watch: American-Made Mercedes-Benz SUVs Held Up at Chinese Ports Over ‘Safety Risk’

Mercedes-Benz sport-utility vehicles assembled in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, are being checked for potential problems by Chinese customs authorities in Shanghai, according to the nation’s media. The situation was later confirmed by Daimler AG on Thursday. Officially, custom agents discovered the imported GLE and GLS models possess “insufficient” rear brakes and pose a safety risk. However, this […]

Paul Manafort is being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day while he awaits his ultimate fate

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Paul Manafort is being held in solitary confinement while he awaits trial. Manafort’s lawyer said Thursday he was being held in his cell 23 hours per day to “guarantee his safety” and cannot adequately prepare for his upcoming trial later this month. Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here» Paul […]

Praise for Iran & Morocco as underdogs depart World Cup with heads held high

Iran and Morocco have departed the World Cup to a chorus of praise after they produced thrilling performances to take heavyweights Portugal and Spain to the wire in the final round of Group B games. Both Iran and Morocco teams played a full part in a sensational climax to Group B before settling for draws […]

Leading Brexit campaigners held secret meetings with Russian officials arranged by suspected Kremlin spy before referendum, report says

Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Explosive emails suggest the Brexit campaign’s biggest donor met with Kremlin-linked figures multiple times before the referendum. The emails, seen by the Sunday Times, alleged that Arron Banks, the millionaire businessman who funded Brexit campaign group Leave.EU, was reportedly offered a business deal involving six Russian goldmines. It forms part of a mounting pile […]

Homeless football championship to be held in Moscow days before World Cup

Russian charity Miloserdie which has been helping homeless people for over 20 years will organize football homeless championship five days before the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Moscow. Read more The one-day tournament will be held on June 9 in Sokolniki Park and will consist of eight games involving just four teams. Each […]

Migrant kids could be held in US military bases at Mexico border

US military bases could soon be used as holding facilities for migrant children that have been separated from their parents at the southern border under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policies. Officials from the US Department of Health and Human Services are planning to tour a number of military installations near the border in […]

Funeral held for Palestinian journalist killed by IDF at #GreatReturnMarch

Hundreds gathered in Gaza City Saturday for the funeral of Palestinian journalist Yasser Murtaja, who was killed by Israeli fire at protests at the Gaza-Israel border on Friday. Murtaja died in the hospital after being shot by IDF fire whilst covering the second week of the Great Return March protests. His death brings the total […]