Thursday May 23-rd, 2019

More than 40 wounded in Kabul vehicle bomb attack More than 40 wounded in Kabul vehicle bomb attack

Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, told reporters on Whatsapp that militants had blown up a truck near the Green Village compound, where many worldwide organisations and charities are located. The Taliban has held talks with the United S...

ICC acquits former Ivory Coast strongman Gbagbo | News ICC acquits former Ivory Coast strongman Gbagbo | News

The ICC will also rule on a bid for release by Charles Ble Goude, 47, dubbed Gbagbo's "Street General", who is on trial with his former boss. Mr Gbagbo faced the charges after a disputed vote in the West African nation in which about 3,000 people w...

Trump, Turkey's Erdogan Consider Creating Security Zone In Syria Trump, Turkey's Erdogan Consider Creating Security Zone In Syria

The disagreement, played out in rival tweets, is the latest effect of US President Donald Trump's December 19 decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, potentially leaving the Kurdish militia under threat as Turkey weighs a new offensive there.

Explosion, gunfire at Nairobi hotel Explosion, gunfire at Nairobi hotel

Many said they had left colleagues behind cowering under their desks as they fled for their lives. Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab have claimed responsibility for the attack , with a witness reporting seeing gunmen wrapped in ammunition ...

Iran says it’s launched a satellite that didn’t reach orbit Iran says it’s launched a satellite that didn’t reach orbit

Payam means "message" in Farsi, while Doosti means "friendship". "Now, we have earned plenty of experience and we will be able to make a new satellite quicker", he said. He argues the satellites use technology which is virtually identical with that...

Coming to Canada 'worth the risk', says Saudi teen refugee Coming to Canada 'worth the risk', says Saudi teen refugee

Ms al-Qunun has today spoken of finally being "free" from abuse and oppression by both the Saudi government and her own family, but admitted that her parents announcing they have disowned her had upset her. "I hope my story prompts a change to the ...

Nuclear chief says Iran exploring new process for uranium enrichment Nuclear chief says Iran exploring new process for uranium enrichment

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, hailed the country's progress in the nuclear energy sector, adding "we have made so much progress in the field of nuclear knowledge and industry that instead of using reverse en...

Britain gears up for Brexit vote Britain gears up for Brexit vote

MPs will also get to vote on amendments that could reshape the deal. Nigel Dodds, deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, said he would not back the deal, but his party's aim to get it renegotiated meant it could also not support any move b...

China's trade surplus with the US grew in 2018 but tariffs bite China's trade surplus with the US grew in 2018 but tariffs bite

A large United States delegation ended a three-day visit to Beijing last week in the first face-to-face trade talks since Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping in December pledged a three-month truce in the escalating tariff spat. Negotiators from ...

Trump's changes to contraceptive coverage mandate blocked nationwide Trump's changes to contraceptive coverage mandate blocked nationwide

Gilliam said the religious exemption has the effect of "depriving female employees, students and other beneficiaries" of their right to "seamlessly-provided contraceptive coverage at no cost". "Affordable, accessible birth control is why the US h...

Stormy Daniels Files Lawsuit Claiming Ohio Strip Club Arrest Was 'Politically Motivated' Stormy Daniels Files Lawsuit Claiming Ohio Strip Club Arrest Was 'Politically Motivated'

Daniels's real name is Stephanie Clifford. The four officers named in the lawsuit were Trump supporters who saw an opportunity to defame Daniels after they learned she planned to perform at Sirens men's club, according to the lawsuit, filed by Dani...

Donald Trump Says He 'Never Worked For Russia' Following FBI Probe Report Donald Trump Says He 'Never Worked For Russia' Following FBI Probe Report

Trump also said on Monday morning that the FBI has been discredited by Comey and its other leaders, including former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe , who was sacked past year after an internal investigation. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said on CNN's ...

Trump Goes Off On Comey: 'He's A Bad Cop, A Dirty Cop' Trump Goes Off On Comey: 'He's A Bad Cop, A Dirty Cop'

Speaking outside the White House, Mr Trump told reporters that it was good to have strong relationships with Russia, China and India. Also, Baker told Congress that questions surrounding Trump's potential collusion with Russian Federation, and whet...

China's global trade surplus fell in 2018: Customs

In December alone, China's trade surplus with the USA was $29.87 billion. Data released Monday by China's customs bureau shows the country's exports to the USA grew more than 11 percent in 2018. "The external environment is still complicated and se...

Huawei sacks employee arrested for spying for China Huawei sacks employee arrested for spying for China

A Polish official has said he couldn't rule out "legislative changes" to allow the nation to ban the use of a company's products, following the local arrest of a Huawei staffer. Along with Canada, New Zealand , Australia and the UK, Washington...

Trump’s response to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling him a 'racist': ‘Who cares?' Trump’s response to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling him a 'racist': ‘Who cares?'

Her days as a bartender prepared her to deal with President Trump , says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She started the fight with Trump in a " 60 Minutes " interview that aired January 6. And that should make you uncomfortable'. The a 29-year-old...

Australian minister in Thailand for asylum cases Australian minister in Thailand for asylum cases

The Saudi teen has been accepted as a refugee by Canada , Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday . A Saudi woman who fled her family claiming fear of her life and used social media to amplify her calls for safe haven was granted asylum to...

Gun seized from 6-year-old kindergartner walking into school Gun seized from 6-year-old kindergartner walking into school

Officers stopped the six-year-old at the front door of Columbus Africentric Early College on Friday and took the handgun away from him. In a Facebook post, the Columbus Police Department said its Gun Crimes Unit was now investigating how the chil...

LA teachers' strike all but certain as talks stall LA teachers' strike all but certain as talks stall

The union also wants significantly smaller class sizes, which routinely top 30 students, and more nurses, librarians and counselors to "fully staff" the district's campuses in Los Angeles and all or parts of 31 smaller cities, plus several unincorpor...

Rome city and church in row over Trevi Fountain coins Rome city and church in row over Trevi Fountain coins

Traditionally, the €1.5 million (£1.3 million) of coins scooped out of the stunning Baroque fountain each year are actually destined for the Catholic charity, Caritas, to help the city's poor and homeless. Ms Raggi took control of Rome in 2016 for ...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe goes on hunger strike

He confirmed Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe, started the strike on Monday morning after speaking with her on the phone. Iranian interrogators attempted to get a British-Iranian mother detained in Tehran to spy on the United Kingdom in exchange for her freedo...

Mueller report should be made public, AG nominee William Barr says Mueller report should be made public, AG nominee William Barr says

While it is believed that Mueller will conclude his investigation with a report , the mechanism by which that report will reach the public has been the subject of some concern, particularly with a new Trump nominee, William Barr , preparing to take...

Tory whip quits ahead of parliament's crunch Brexit deal vote Tory whip quits ahead of parliament's crunch Brexit deal vote

Or else force them to vote again. Theresa May is to present new "assurances" from Brussels to MPs just hours ahead of a crucial Brexit deal vote, Liam Fox has said. If that deal was approved by the Commons, the Government would be "legally requ...

Arctic blast to bring freezing temperatures and snow Arctic blast to bring freezing temperatures and snow

Will late January bring another "Beast from the East" to Tayside and Fife? 'We can expect temperatures to drop to -5C, or even -10C in some patches of Scotland. He said: "There have been some parts of Europe that have experienced quite significant...

U.S. threatens sanctions on German firms building gas pipe U.S. threatens sanctions on German firms building gas pipe

Jürgen Hardt, foreign policy spokesman for the Christian Democrats in parliament, said the United States ambassador's "direct threats" to German companies "is a new and unacceptable one-sided tightening of the tone in the transatlantic relationship"....

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