Monday December 9-th, 2019

Theresa May facing cabinet coup with interim PM poised to step in Theresa May facing cabinet coup with interim PM poised to step in

As senior cabinet figures complained that the Prime Minister's judgement had reportedly gone "haywire" in recent weeks Mr Lidington, her de-facto deputy Prime Minister, was named as a possible caretaker if she is forced out. It comes as Mrs May is ma...

EU seeks more 'balanced' economic relationship with China EU seeks more 'balanced' economic relationship with China

Mrs Malmstrom argued that the bloc often agreed with the United States on the nature of the China problems, but not always on the cure - citing USA tariffs on European Union imports and Washington's trade war with Beijing. The discussion on China w...

U.N. rights forum condemns Israel over deadly Gaza protests U.N. rights forum condemns Israel over deadly Gaza protests

The protests at the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip began in March past year, with Gazans demanding that Israel ease a blockade of the enclave and recognise their right to return to lands their families fled or were forced from when Israel...

Terror suspect confesses to deadly Netherlands attack Terror suspect confesses to deadly Netherlands attack

A passenger in a tram looks at flowers displayed near the scene of the fatal shooting at 24 Oktoberplein (October square), in Utrecht, on March 19, 2019, the day after 3 people were shot dead and several were injured in a shooting on a tram.

Thousands at vigil in New Zealand honor 50 killed in mosque attacks Thousands at vigil in New Zealand honor 50 killed in mosque attacks

A support fund on New Zealand site GiveaLittle.co.nz had received NZ$8,271,847 from more than 91,000 donors as of Sunday, while LaunchGood.com, a global crowdfunding platform focused on Muslims, had netted NZ$2,546,126 from over 40,000 donors.

US Sanctions Iran's Nuclear Research Unit, Urges Tehran to Negotiate US Sanctions Iran's Nuclear Research Unit, Urges Tehran to Negotiate

The United States has sanctioned 31 people and entities over Iran's alleged proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, a senior administration official told reporters on Friday. U.S. officials say they are concerned that SPND could let defense...

Sydney Aiello, friend of USA school massacre victim, kills herself Sydney Aiello, friend of USA school massacre victim, kills herself

The student was on campus at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when 17 people were killed by gunman Nikolas Cruz a year ago. Pollack's brother, Hunter Pollack, confirmed Sydney's death on Twitter Friday, noting that "It was devastating...

‘Hundreds of thousands’ of protesters demand Algerian President Bouteflika leave office ‘Hundreds of thousands’ of protesters demand Algerian President Bouteflika leave office

The 82-year-old uses a wheelchair and has rarely appeared in public since suffering a stroke in 2013. On March 11, after returning home from medical checkups in Switzerland, he made the surprise announcement that he was pulling out of the race - an...

US airlines visit Boeing as FAA awaits 737 MAX upgrades US airlines visit Boeing as FAA awaits 737 MAX upgrades

Boeing is embroiled in the largest aviation investigation history into two plane crashes killing almost 350 people. PT Garuda Indonesia (PTGI), the country's aviation flag carrier, publicly acknowledged this week that the airline sent Boeing a le...

Demonstrators head to London to demand second Brexit referendum Demonstrators head to London to demand second Brexit referendum

Theresa May has been warned she faces just days left as prime minister with a cabinet coup set to oust her from no.10, according to several reports . "I'm afraid it's all over for the PM". She added: "It would have to be about young people, about ...

Man arrested in fierce subway attack Man arrested in fierce subway attack

The horrendous assault was captured on cellphone video. It was not clear what preceded the attack. The seemingly unprovoked attack was caught on camera, and sparked outrage nationwide because witnesses were seen filming the attack rather than int...

Bomb Squad called after discovery of suspicious package in Limerick Bomb Squad called after discovery of suspicious package in Limerick

One sent to the The Compass Centre in Hounslow in London partially ignited after being opened by staff. An Irish dissident group claimed responsibility. Police Scotland said a controlled explosion was carried out as a precaution on a suspicious pac...

Islamic State defeated, ‘caliphate’ eliminated, says US-backed SDF Islamic State defeated, ‘caliphate’ eliminated, says US-backed SDF

Kurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State (IS) group's almost five-year-old "caliphate" Saturday after flushing out diehard jihadists from their very last bastion in eastern Syria . Trump showed reporters a map of Iraq and Syria t...

Russian tourist is arrested for trying to smuggle orangutan out of Indonesia Russian tourist is arrested for trying to smuggle orangutan out of Indonesia

He said Zhestkov told authorities he fed the orangutan allergy pills mixed with milk, causing the animal to lose consciousness for up to three hours. Officials also found baby formula and blankets for the orangutan packed in the suitcase.

FEMA shared 2.3M disaster survivors' personal info with contractor FEMA shared 2.3M disaster survivors' personal info with contractor

The federal Office of Inspector General said the information was included in applications hurricane and wildfire victims submitted to FEMA's Transitional Sheltering Assistance program for housing assistance and was passed onto vendors without some of...

UK's Theresa May faces pressure to step down to save Brexit UK's Theresa May faces pressure to step down to save Brexit

People hold up placards and European flags as they pass Trafalgar Square on a march and rally organized by the pro-European People's Vote campaign for a second referendum in central London on March 23, 2019. In a letter to all MPs on Friday evening, ...

Fix to 737 MAX anti-stall software is ready: industry sources Fix to 737 MAX anti-stall software is ready: industry sources

Boeing said on Saturday it was continuing to schedule meetings with all 737 MAX operators. "As far as the training is concerned, we've gone according to the Boeing recommendation and FAA-approved one". The FAA concluded on March 13 that it saw simi...

Funeral for Boy Killed in Violence in Kashmir Funeral for Boy Killed in Violence in Kashmir

With the death of these three militants, the number of ultras killed in the state over the past 24 hours has risen to five. The operation started on Thursday but the security forces had to proceed with caution as the terrorists had taken two civili...

MS governor signs ‘heartbeat’ abortion law MS governor signs ‘heartbeat’ abortion law

The Center for Reproductive rights, which sued Mississippi over last year's 15-week ban as well as a collection of other abortion restrictions the state has passed over the years, told Mississippi Today on Thursday that it plans to file another fed...

Why Facebook's AI Failed to Detect Video of New Zealand Shooting Why Facebook's AI Failed to Detect Video of New Zealand Shooting

Addressing the widespread concern over how the social media giant plans to prevent extremist content from online circulation, Guy Rosen, Facebook's vice president of integrity said that Facebook will work on enhancing AI algorythms that proactively d...

Islamic State defeated in Syria, SDF forces say Islamic State defeated in Syria, SDF forces say

As it slowly retreated, it left behind booby-traps and explosives that in many areas have yet to be cleared. "Here's ISIS on Election Day", he said , linking coalition gains since then to his presidency. In 2005, this father of five from two dif...

French yellow vests protest in Paris amid tighter security French yellow vests protest in Paris amid tighter security

Luxury shops were looted and ransacked last weekend around the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris and some were set on fire by protesters. Similar precautionary measures have been taken by police in the French cities of Nice, Marseille and Metz.

Midwest flooding costs skyrocket as Iowa announces $1.6 billion in damages Midwest flooding costs skyrocket as Iowa announces $1.6 billion in damages

Almost 50 levee breaches have been confirmed in the Army Corp's Omaha district alone, encompassing the hardest hit parts of Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri , officials told a news briefing. President Donald Trump on Thursday approved a disaster declarat...

Wilson-Raybould to submit written evidence on SNC-Lavalin to Justice Committee Wilson-Raybould to submit written evidence on SNC-Lavalin to Justice Committee

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said today that if Wilson-Raybould has more to say, she must do it now so the government can get back to focusing on priorities like fighting climate change, combating racism and ending US steel tariffs.

Lawyer's office shot at after cop's acquittal Lawyer's office shot at after cop's acquittal

Rosfeld testified that he had shot Rose to protect himself and the community. A jury cleared Rosfeld of criminal homicide charges Friday after Rosfeld testified about shooting to death 17-year-old Antwon Rose II . At trial, the prosecution and the...

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