Advocates urge more support for Yazidi refugees suffering seizures from PTSD

Yazidi refugees are suffering from high rates of a rare condition brought on by psychological trauma known as pseudoseizures, advocates and doctors say. Now, they want the government to do more to reunite them with their families and improve access to mental health supports.

Creditors urge Sears to shut down all its stores, calling its plan for survival ‘wishful thinking’ (SHLD)

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel Sears‘ unsecured creditors are urging the company to shut down all of its remaining stores.  In a bankruptcy filing, the creditors slammed Sears’ plan to stay in business as “nothing more than wishful thinking” and “an unjustified and foolhardy gamble with other people’s money.” Sears has proposed cutting its store count to roughly […]

UK broadcasters urge the government to create a social media watchdog

A smorgasbord of TV broadcasters, mobile network and internet service providers has urged the UK government to strengthen its oversight of social media companies. In a letter to The Sunday Telegraph, executives from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, as well as Sky, BT and TalkTalk, called for a new, independent regulator to help tackle […]

‘I want my daughter to have a future’: Returning Syrian refugees explain urge to come back home

As the Syrian Army moves closer to regaining control over the last remaining militant-occupied areas, a growing number of refugees are returning to begin rebuilding their lives. RT asked some of them why they are coming home. Between January and October of last year, 700,000 Syrians returned home from abroad, according to UN data. One […]

Russian diplomats urge Georgia to sign non-aggression treaty with Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement calling for Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia to sign a treaty on mutual non-use of force that could become the first step in arranging fully-fledged dialogue. “Over the past years Russia’s efforts in the Southern Caucasus have been aimed at the restoration of the dialogue and the […]

French wineries urge govt to stop killing 'the soul of France' with health warnings on wine

Labeling bottles with bigger health warnings will turn wine into a “criminal product” and damage “the soul of France”, says the group of French top chateaus in response to the plan by the country’s health ministry. In an attempt to stop the measure, 64 major French wine producers, including Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Yquem, Cheval […]

Major automakers urge Trump not to freeze fuel economy targets

WASHINGTON — Major automakers are telling the Trump administration they want to reach an agreement with California to avoid a legal battle over fuel efficiency standards, and they support continued increases in mileage standards through 2025. “We support standards that increase year over year that also are consistent with marketplace realities,” Mitch Bainwol, chief executive […]

#ReconnectJulian: Fmr intelligence officers & whistleblowers urge Ecuador to end Assange isolation

WikiLeaks supporters are calling on Ecuador’s government to restore Julian Assange’s communication privileges, arguing that jamming his phone and internet access violates his rights, a former CIA officer and whistleblower told RT. In late March the government of Ecuador decided to cut off Julian Assange from the outside world by blocking his phone and internet […]