Louisiana's Democratic Governor Signs State's Abortion Ban Into Law
(BATON ROUGE, La.) — Louisiana’s Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy Thursday, a move that puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking anger from members of his own party.
With his signature, Gov. John Bel Edwards made Louisiana the fifth state to enact a law prohibiting abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected, joining Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio and Georgia. Alabama’s gone further, outlawing virtually all abortions .
Louisiana’s law doesn’t contain exceptions for pregnancies from rape or incest.
The bill’s signing, however, won’t limit the state’s three abortion clinics anytime soon. Louisiana’s law takes effect only if the law in neighboring Mississippi, which was recently blocked by a judge , is upheld by a federal appeals court.
Trump announces tariffs on all Mexico goods in latest anti-immigration measure
US President Donald Trump has announced tariffs on all goods coming from Mexico in a bid to curb illegal immigration.
In a tweet, Mr Trump said that from 10 June a 5% tariff would be imposed and would slowly rise "until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied".
President Trump has declared a national emergency to tackle what he claims is a crisis at the US southern border.
Border agents say they are overwhelmed, but critics say they are mishandling and mistreating migrants.
Jesus Seade, Mexico's top diplomat for North America, said the the tariffs would be "disastrous".
"If this is put in place, we must respond vigorously," he told reporters.
Puffins found starving to death in mass die-off likely linked to climate change, study suggests
Thousands of tufted puffins in the Bering Sea are dead partly because of starvation and stress brought on by changing climate conditions, researchers say.
The puffins' food supply has been disrupted by changes in air and sea temperature, and in winter ice levels, according to a new study in the journal PLOS ONE.
Tufted puffins normally feed on krill and small fish; food that is now going to bigger predators than the orange-beaked seabirds.
Japan, Russia accuse each other of military buildups
Russia and Japan accused each other of military buildups as their foreign and defense ministers met in Tokyo on Thursday for talks that failed to make progress on decades-long island disputes.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a joint news conference after the talks that Russia was concerned about Tokyo's plan to build a pair of land-based Aegis Ashore missile defense systems, saying they pose a "potential threat to Russia."
俄罗斯外交部长谢尔盖 · 拉夫罗夫(Sergey Lavrov)在会谈后的联合新闻发布会上表示，俄罗斯对东京在岸上建造两套陆基宙斯盾(Aegis shore)导弹防御系统的计划感到担忧，称这些系统"对俄罗斯构成潜在威胁"
The Aegis Ashore systems, planned for deployment in Akita on Japan's northern coast and in Yamaguchi in the southwest, are part of Japan's rapidly expanding missile defense system to bolster its ability to counter potential threats from North Korea and China. Under guidelines approved in December, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government plans to increase purchases of expensive American military equipment including F-35 stealth fighter jets and cruise missiles as Japan continues to expand its military cooperation with the U.S.
"宙斯盾岸上防御系统"计划部署在日本北部海岸的秋田和西南部的山口县，是日本迅速扩张的导弹防御系统的一部分，以增强其对抗来自朝鲜和中国的潜在威胁的能力。 根据去年12月批准的指导方针，日本首相安倍晋三(Shinzo Abe)的政府计划增加购买昂贵的美国军事装备，包括 F-35隐形战斗机和巡航导弹，因为日本继续扩大与美国的军事合作。
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono accused Russia of a military buildup on Russian-controlled islands claimed by both countries.
England win World Cup opener against South Africa as Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes star
A dream World Cup debut from Jofra Archer and an absolutely stunning catch by Ben Stokes helped inspire England to a 104-run win over South Africa in the opening game of ICC Cricket World Cup.
Archer (3-27) bowled with searing pace throughout, dismissing three South African batsmen as well as damaging a fourth, with Hashim Amla taken off the field and tested for concussion after wearing a vicious bouncer in the fourth over.
But, Archer's fine efforts ended up being sensationally overshadowed as Stokes pulled off an incredible, one-handed, diving catch when running back towards the deep-midwicket boundary to dismiss Andile Phehlukwayo.