ACC Archives

Month: February 2019
Judge Issues Gag Order in Roger Stone Case

(From UPI) District Judge Amy Berman Jackson [District of Columbia] said Stone and lawyers involved in the case must not speak about it publicly in situations in which it could “pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice.” She specifically indicated...

Vatican Defrocks Former US Cardinal McCarrick over Sex Abuse

(From AP News) Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. The punishment for...

Merkel Defends Iran Stance, Urges China to Join Arms Talks

(From AP News) German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European powers’ decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in the face of U.S. criticism as she delivered a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs and...

China to Deploy ASAT Laser by 2020

(From The Washington Free Beacon) China’s military is expected to deploy a laser weapon capable of destroying or damaging U.S. military satellites in low earth orbit in the next year, the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency disclosed in a report on...

US Destroyers in China-Disputed Waters

(From The Washington Free Beacon) Two U.S. destroyers sailed into waters of some of China’s militarized islands in the South China Sea this week in a challenge Beijing’s expansive maritime claims, the Pacific Fleet said. The guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance...

Mexico Deports MS-13 Gang Members Found in Caravan Near Texas Border

(From The Washington Examiner) Mexican officials say MS-13 gang members from El Salvador infiltrated a group of migrants that traveled in a caravan from Central America to the country’s border with Texas. Miguel Riquelme, governor of Mexico’s Coahuila state, said...

Crony Capitalism Thriving in Great Britain

The British government awarded a £13.8m contract to a ferry company with no ships, no history of supplying ships, and terms and conditions borrowed from a takeaway website.