Wednesday December 11-th, 2019

Hong Kong Protesters to Challenge New Face Mask Ban in Halloween March Hong Kong Protesters to Challenge New Face Mask Ban in Halloween March

Tensions flared as night fell. Some shone lasers at police shouting " Hong Kong people resist" as others built barricades in the road with rubbish bins, plastic seats and other debris, a familiar tactic in five months of often violent unrest .

McDonald's apologizes for 'Sundae Bloody Sundae' advert McDonald's apologizes for 'Sundae Bloody Sundae' advert

She explained the "Bloody" sundae adverts were designed as a Halloween celebration but the promotion has since been cancelled. The name "Bloody Sundae" appears to be a appears to be a reference to the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre in Derry, in whic...

Iraq's prime minister agrees to resign, president says, after weeks of protests Iraq's prime minister agrees to resign, president says, after weeks of protests

In a prime-time address, President Barham Salih expressed support for the protesters and their demands. Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi is set to resign amid growing nationwide anti-government protests, Al-Sumaria television has reported.

India accepts Germany's request to allow Merkel to sit during ceremonial reception India accepts Germany's request to allow Merkel to sit during ceremonial reception

One of the government officials cited above said there are certain provisions in the order relating to the National Anthem of India which will be invoked to allow the German chancellor to be seated. Merkel will be holding talks with Modi on a host of...

Democrats push impeachment rules package through House

The impeachment inquiry focuses on a July 25 telephone call in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, a former United States vice president, and his son Hunter, who had served...

Shocking find in bottles of popular chilli sauce Shocking find in bottles of popular chilli sauce

In April, authorities seized more than half a tonne of meth, worth about $303 million, hidden in commercial refrigerators from Singapore. The seized bottles also had a bright green lid and a rooster emblem - which appear to be similar to arguably t...

India asks WhatsApp to explain privacy breach by Israeli spyware India asks WhatsApp to explain privacy breach by Israeli spyware

Union information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday India has sought an explanation from WhatsApp after almost 1,400 users, including diplomats, political dissidents, journalists and senior government officials, in India and ...

Pompeo Says US Must Confront China’s Communist Party Pompeo Says US Must Confront China’s Communist Party

He also criticized previous American administrations going back to Richard Nixon for accommodating Beijing by ignoring fundamental differences in the USA and Chinese systems and wishing for reform despite evidence of China's authoritarianism.

Islamic State confirms death of Baghdadi, names new leader: Audio statement

The compound was then destroyed by standoff munitions to prevent it from becoming a shrine or a place otherwise memorable. Baghdadi, who led IS since 2014 and was the world's most wanted man, was killed in a U.S. A total of five IS fighters - four ...

Trump Ambassador Nom Doesn't Seem To Think Trump's Ukraine Call Was 'Perfect' Trump Ambassador Nom Doesn't Seem To Think Trump's Ukraine Call Was 'Perfect'

Meanwhile, Anderson was expected to say in his opening statement that former national security adviser John Bolton had cautioned him that " Giuliani was a key voice with the President on Ukraine which could be an obstacle to increased White Hous...

Chicago teachers want makeup days before ending strike Chicago teachers want makeup days before ending strike

Sharkey said the union negotiated with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Union president Jesse Sharkey said the teachers are not asking to be paid for a strike but do credit the walkout for forcing the district to compromise...

USA agrees 1MDB recovery deal with Malaysian Jho Low USA agrees 1MDB recovery deal with Malaysian Jho Low

The U.S. Justice Department is close to recouping nearly $1 billion looted from Malaysian investment fund 1MDB, " Bloomberg " reported, quoting a person with knowledge of the matter. The settlement will involve the recovery of funds from the sale of ...

New York City Council votes to ban sale of foie gras New York City Council votes to ban sale of foie gras

California's ban has been in flux since 2004 as different judges waffled on whether the regulations were legal-though after the Supreme Court declined to hear the case this past January, the ban seems like it may finally have stuck. It was unclea...

Hundreds of koalas feared burned alive Hundreds of koalas feared burned alive

The wildlife authorities on October 30, informed the global media that due to the fires , hundreds of genetically diverse Koalas have perished . Sydneysiders may have to put up with smoke haze triggered by the blaze, which continues to burn in ...

Body of Amelia Bambridge found in sea off Cambodia Body of Amelia Bambridge found in sea off Cambodia

The police chief for Preah Sihanouk province, Major General Chuon Narin, said the body of the 21-year-old was discovered on Thursday in the Gulf of Thailand northwest of Koh Rong, where she disappeared after attending a beach party on the night of Oc...

YouGov Poll: 70 Percent of Millennials Would Vote for Socialist YouGov Poll: 70 Percent of Millennials Would Vote for Socialist

Gen Z and millennials surveyed were "much more likely to report communism being presented favorably in elementary/middle/high school and college" than those in Generation X, the Baby Boom and the Silent Generation. Interestingly, the favorability of ...

North Korea fires 2 projectiles toward sea: S. Korea North Korea fires 2 projectiles toward sea: S. Korea

Earlier this month, North Korea test-fired an underwater-launched ballistic missile for the first time in three years. The abrupt rebuff is a stark illustration of the dire state of inter-Korean relations, which have plummeted since the collapse of...

Cambodian police question 6 about missing British backpacker Cambodian police question 6 about missing British backpacker

Six men have been arrested by police investigating the disappearance of British backpacker, Amelia Bambridge, in Cambodia, according to the Daily Mail . "We are very anxious that's why we are using all forces to search for her", Koh Rong town govern...

Led by Sanders, Democrats vow to press Israel on Palestinian state Led by Sanders, Democrats vow to press Israel on Palestinian state

Referring to the 10 year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United States and Israel negotiated by former President Barack Obama, he said: "My solution is to say to Israel: you get $3.8 billion every year; if you want military aid you're g...

Africa Targeted By Russian-Led Disinformation Campaign - Facebook Africa Targeted By Russian-Led Disinformation Campaign - Facebook

Facebook has removed three networks of accounts that were targeting eight African countries , the social network said Wednesday. The campaigns targeted people in Madagascar, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote ...

U.S. State Dept official knew Giuliani involved in campaign against ambassador U.S. State Dept official knew Giuliani involved in campaign against ambassador

Croft was anticipated to include she recorded those calls and informed her boss, Fiona Hill, and George Kent, also that she wasn't conscious of any activity that has been taken in reaction. Their testimony was supposed to develop a day following ...

Bolsonaro: Brazil wants to join OPEC Bolsonaro: Brazil wants to join OPEC

Bolsonaro described his birth, life and election a year ago as a "miracle" after surviving being stabbed in an assassination attempt during his campaign, which focused on anti-corruption. Petrobras and Brazil's energy ministry didn't immediately resp...

Outgoing DHS chief McAleenan will stay on 'if necessary' Outgoing DHS chief McAleenan will stay on 'if necessary'

Co-workers have scheduled a farewell party for McAleenan Wednesday afternoon at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, where he spent most of his career. That past has not been forgotten: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said earlier thi...

Fire burns down structures at historic castle in Japan Fire burns down structures at historic castle in Japan

Only few details are available. Nearby residents were evacuated shortly after the fire broke out at around 2:40 a.m. local time (1740 UTC Wednesday). A fire spread among structures at Shuri Castle on Japan's southern island of Okinawa, almost destr...

Denmark rebuffs Trump by approving Russian gas pipeline to Europe Denmark rebuffs Trump by approving Russian gas pipeline to Europe

Wednesday's decision by the Danish Energy Agency to approve the Nord Stream 2 pipeline's route is a blow to the U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, which had fiercely opposed it, and a victory for Russian Federation and Germany which st...

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