Wednesday June 19-th, 2019

DR Congo elections postponed DR Congo elections postponed

The postponement of elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo ( DRC ) is worrying and potentially unsafe for the Congolese people and for aid agencies working to address massive humanitarian need in the country, including the second largest Eb...

Driver survives spectacular crash after auto flies through air Driver survives spectacular crash after auto flies through air

Police said the 44-year-old driver sustained only minor bruises when his BMW vehicle crashed in north-east Slovakia on Thursday. 'The 44-year old driver, who comes from the Bardejov city, did not suffer any injuries, maybe only bruises, but not eve...

Iran Executes Businessman Dubbed Iran Executes Businessman Dubbed "Sultan Of Bitumen" Convicted Of Fraud

Dermani, first arrested in August 2014, reportedly forged dozens of documents of fake real estate to acquire bank loans. He then used front companies to procure more than 300,000 tonnes of bitumen - a substance used in making asphalt - one of Iran'...

United States to review North Korea travel ban, top diplomat says United States to review North Korea travel ban, top diplomat says

Having announced a shift from simultaneous nuclear and economic development to a sole focus on the latter at a party meeting in April , Kim proceeded to pursue a peaceful global environment that would be favourable to economic development.

Crew holed up on Thames ship as migrants threaten staff Crew holed up on Thames ship as migrants threaten staff

Essex Police told The Sun: "We are not treating this as either a hostage, piracy or terror-related incident". The ship's operator, Grimaldi Lines, said four stowaways armed with iron tubes had called for the crew to navigate closer to the coast....

David Gauke hints he would quit Cabinet under no-deal Brexit David Gauke hints he would quit Cabinet under no-deal Brexit

And No10 fear a string of Cabinet ministers could quit if the United Kingdom looks set for a no deal - including Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd , Education Secretary Damian Hinds and Scotland Secretary David Mundell - as well Mr Gauke.

Pelosi: Funding for Trump's border wall is a non-starter Pelosi: Funding for Trump's border wall is a non-starter

The Senate is scheduled to convene at noon Friday to consider the House legislation. Democrats have opposed the president's push for $5 billion in U.S. "People don't want Open Borders and Crime!" posted the president. He also blasted Trump for ...

Supreme Court deals Trump another immigration setback, United States News & Top Stories Supreme Court deals Trump another immigration setback, United States News & Top Stories

In a 5-4 ruling, the court denied the Trump administration's request to put on hold a California-based federal judge's order, at least temporarily preventing it from carrying out the policy meant to make anyone crossing the U.S. The ruling prompted T...

Govt Rules Could Kill GoFundMe Effort for Border Wall Govt Rules Could Kill GoFundMe Effort for Border Wall

With more than $6 million raised, " We The People Will Fund The Wall " is already among some of the most successful GoFundMe campaigns of the year. Even at the $1.7 million daily rate that the GoFundMe border wall project is now raising money at....

Yemeni mother arrives in US to see dying son Yemeni mother arrives in US to see dying son

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, which is assisting the family, launched a campaign that it said prompted 15,000 e-mails to elected officials as well as thousands of tweets. At an emotional news conference earlier this week Mr Hassan said...

Midnight strikes: Partial shutdown of US government in place Midnight strikes: Partial shutdown of US government in place

Donald Trump and Congress have reached an impasse. But South Floridians who don't work for the federal government might not notice. When would people start feeling the impact? A 2013 shutdown took 16 days to resolve. They would stay open, but d...

Ukraine to send warships back to Azov despite Russian capture Ukraine to send warships back to Azov despite Russian capture

Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson. He made the pledge while on a visit to Ukraine amid rising tensions between the country and its assertive neighbour, Russia . Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov told the B...

Malaysia seeks $7.5 billion in reparations from Goldman Sachs Malaysia seeks $7.5 billion in reparations from Goldman Sachs

Malaysia wants $7.5 billion in reparations from Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs, which it accuses of covering up the looting of the nation's state fund, media reported citing the finance minister. Government authorities have also accused Go...

U.S. government shutdown begins as Trump and Democrats negotiate on border wall U.S. government shutdown begins as Trump and Democrats negotiate on border wall

Mr Trump has demanded $US5.7bn, which was passed by the House of Representatives, but is expected to be rejected in the Senate. Mr Trump's key conservative supporters in the media were also up in arms. In order to break the impasse, Mr Trump ha...

Brexit no-deal would have 'severe' impact on Ireland: Dublin Brexit no-deal would have 'severe' impact on Ireland: Dublin

David Sterling said NICS' preparations include planning for a no-deal Brexit and a "worst case scenario" involving "sustained and widespread disruption". Ireland's tax authority will have an additional 200 new employees trained and in place by the e...

Advice to Canadians in China after third Canadian detained: 'Lie low' Advice to Canadians in China after third Canadian detained: 'Lie low'

The detention has raised tensions following a truce in the US-China trade war, with Beijing summoning both the Canadian and US ambassadors over the weekend. A source with direct knowledge of the situation said senior officials at the Canadian Forei...

Police arrest fiancé of missing Colorado mother Police arrest fiancé of missing Colorado mother

The fiancé of a missing Colorado woman missing since Thanksgiving Day has been arrested and charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder . "Her purse is all that seems to have gone". Berreth also sent a text message to her employer af...

Senator Graham calls for hearings on troops in Syria, Afghanistan Senator Graham calls for hearings on troops in Syria, Afghanistan

The US military has been ordered to withdraw about half the troops in Afghanistan, a US defense official with direct knowledge of the matter told CNN on Thursday. Mr Trump said that he had withdrawn the soldiers because "we have defeated Isis [...

Der Spiegel star reporter Claas Relotius fabricated stories for years Der Spiegel star reporter Claas Relotius fabricated stories for years

He contributed to almost 60 articles in print or online since 2011. Among the articles in question are major features that had been nominated for or won awards, the magazine added. The Clint Eastwood film " American Sniper ", which Relotius claimed h...

Canada and USA demand ‘immediate release’ of two Canadians held by China Canada and USA demand ‘immediate release’ of two Canadians held by China

She is now living under electronic surveillance in a home she owns in Vancouver, welcoming visitors daily and writing a blog, while Kovrig and Spavor have been held under more hard conditions and denied access to lawyers. Spavor is director of the Pa...

Fiancé of missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth arrested, booked in her murder Fiancé of missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth arrested, booked in her murder

She was spotted on surveillance video with their 1-year-old daughter at a Safeway in Woodland Park that day and her cell phone pinged about 800 miles away in Idaho on November 25. Police have said Frazee was the last person to see Berreth alive. ...

Fox's Brian Kilmeade Says Trump Just 'Refounded' ISIS; Sarah Sanders Fires Back Fox's Brian Kilmeade Says Trump Just 'Refounded' ISIS; Sarah Sanders Fires Back

Trump's pushback came after host Brian Kilmeade brough back Trump's own words - including his past claims that President Obama 'founded ISIS.' Both presidents have ordered airstrikes and kept troops in the field to combat the terror group in a m...

Patrick Frazee arrested over Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth's disappearance

Authorities arrested Patrick Frazee almost one month after Berreth, the mother of his 1-year-old daughter, vanished on Thanksgiving Day near Woodland Park , a city between Denver and Colorado Springs. Berreth, a licensed pilot and flight instruc...

US Weighs Sizable Drawdown in Afghanistan, Officials Say US Weighs Sizable Drawdown in Afghanistan, Officials Say

Rebecca Rebarich, a Pentagon spokeswoman, declined to comment on the plan to remove troops from Afghanistan. "If stories about United States drawdown from #Afghanistan are true, Pres Trump will have done exactly what Pres Obama did: Send troops in,...

BBC Denies Any Violation of Russian Broadcasting Law BBC Denies Any Violation of Russian Broadcasting Law

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that several governmental agencies have voiced concerns about the BBC's "biased coverage" of Russian Federation in the past. On Thursday, Ofcom accused RT of failing to impartially cover the poisoning o...

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