Thursday September 19-th, 2019

China lodges complaint after US ships sail through Taiwan Strait

The two vessels "conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit March 24-25 ... in accordance with worldwide law", US 7th Fleet spokesman Lt Joe Keiley said. Prior to July, the transits occurred only about once a year. The United States does have formal...

Ethiopian Airlines CEO promises to find out why flight 302 crashed Ethiopian Airlines CEO promises to find out why flight 302 crashed

MCAS automatically forces the nose of the plane down to prevent stalling, and was introduced to compensate for the new position of engines on the 737 Max model. A cockpit light to notify of faulty sensors had been installed in many planes - including...

King: Katrina victims only asked for help, unlike Iowans King: Katrina victims only asked for help, unlike Iowans

In an hour-long live stream posted to his Facebook page, the congressman recalls "breaking some rules" and visiting New Orleans during the post-Katrina disaster to help the victims. King supported a House resolution condemning his remarks in Ja...

Italy becomes first G7 nation to join China’s Belt and Road project Italy becomes first G7 nation to join China’s Belt and Road project

Italy on Saturday signed a "non-binding" protocol with China to take part in Beijing's new " Silk Road " of transport and trade links stretching from Asia to Europe. Brussels is also not very pleased with the rapprochement between the two countries. ...

US air strike killed 10 children in Afghanistan, says UN US air strike killed 10 children in Afghanistan, says UN

UNAMA expressed particular concern about child casualties from air strikes which have been increasing every year since 2014. A spokeswoman for the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan did not respond immediately to questions on Sunday...

1 million rally in London for 2nd Brexit vote 1 million rally in London for 2nd Brexit vote

Organizers estimated that 1 million people turned out for the Put It to the People March, but that has not been confirmed independently. He said: "The organisers say it was one million-strong, it's very hard to verify those kinds of claims but th...

Police investigate possible arson at North County mosque Police investigate possible arson at North County mosque

According to police, the fire started around 3:30 a.m.at the Islamic Center of Escondido located near the intersection of 6 Avenue and Escondido Boulevard. No injuries were reported and no information on suspects was available. Following the fire, ...

USA lawmakers await details of Mueller's Russian Federation report USA lawmakers await details of Mueller's Russian Federation report

To date, however, none of the charges have directly addressed the question of whether there was coordination between Trump's associates and Russian officials. Mueller's investigation is known to have concluded without a recommendation for further ind...

Honduras will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem Honduras will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

The King's visit to Romania, which holds the EU's rotating chairmanship, had been planned to include meetings with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and parliament leaders, according to a statement by the Royal Hashemite Court. In the long term, Hern...

Venezuela: Russian Planes Carrying Troops, Equipment Land in Caracas Venezuela: Russian Planes Carrying Troops, Equipment Land in Caracas

Flightradar24, a flight-tracking site, showed the flight path Saturday of what it listed as a Russian air force plane, apparently headed to Caracas while flying across the Caribbean. Background: The Russian government has long regarded Venezuela as ...

No collusion: Key takeaways from Mueller's Russian Federation findings No collusion: Key takeaways from Mueller's Russian Federation findings

Given Mr. Barr's public record of bias against the Special Counsel's inquiry, he is not a neutral observer and is not in a position to make objective determinations about the report. Prominent Margarita Simonyan, editor in chief of Kremlin "propagand...

Pilot crashes plane into clubhouse after dispute Pilot crashes plane into clubhouse after dispute

It's understood the pilot identified as South African Charl Viljoen had earlier assaulted his wife before being chased away from the venue. Initial, unconfirmed reports suggested that the pilot worked for a charter company in Botswana and had b...

ISIS 'caliphate' ends in Baghouz, Syria ISIS 'caliphate' ends in Baghouz, Syria

While ISIS will remain a serious terrorism threat to the US and its allies, its total battlefield defeat stands as a stunning defeat for the terror group, who at their height of power held sway over the Middle East from the ancient Syrian city of Pal...

May's Brexit deal could gain support if she quits May's Brexit deal could gain support if she quits

Some lawmakers have asked May to name her departure date as the price for supporting her deal, though it was unclear when a third vote might take place. "I'll be marching on Saturday with people from every part of our country, from every walk of life...

Israel says Trump to sign Golan sovereignty decree on Monday Israel says Trump to sign Golan sovereignty decree on Monday

The Golan Heights are a fertile plateau of around 1,300 sq km area lying to the north and east of the Sea of Galilee, which Israel seized from Syria during the Six-Day War of 1967, and has occupied ever since. Before returning on Thursday from the lo...

Peter Tabichi is the world's best teacher, wins Sh100m Peter Tabichi is the world's best teacher, wins Sh100m

Under Tabichi's mentorship, students from Pwani Village came first in the public schools category of Kenya's Science and Engineering Fair previous year, with a device that enables blind and deaf people to measure objects. Tabichi invited his father, ...

Israel says Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel Israel says Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel

Magen David Adom rescue service said it was treating six people after a house was struck. That came minutes after the Israeli military activated air raid sires in the area and said one rocket had been launched. There was no immediate comment from Net...

'One million protesters' march through London to demand People's Vote 'One million protesters' march through London to demand People's Vote

Hoping that would change in the coming days, Ms Sturgeon said: "I think another Scottish independence referendum is going to happen". European Union leaders at a summit in Brussels set two deadlines for Britain to leave the bloc of almost half a bi...

Donald Trump 'totally exonerated' as Robert Mueller finds no collusion with Russian Federation Donald Trump 'totally exonerated' as Robert Mueller finds no collusion with Russian Federation

As for obstruction of justice, Barr said that while Mueller's report "does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him". March 24 will join a handful of triumphal moments for Trump: the confirmations of Neil Gor...

Trump possibly sent by God to save Israel, says Pompeo Trump possibly sent by God to save Israel, says Pompeo

He added that "to see the remarkable history of the faith in this place and the work that our administration's done to make sure that this democracy in the Middle East, that this Jewish state remains". Last year, Trump withdrew the United States fr...

Turkish Singer Donates for New Zealand Terror Attack Turkish Singer Donates for New Zealand Terror Attack

The president said the suspect had visited Turkey twice and wanted Turkish Muslims removed from Turkey's European territory on the western side of the Bosphorus. Hundreds of New Zealanders and Australians travel to Canakkale each year for Anzac Day o...

China halts Canadian canola in move seen tied to Huawei exec China halts Canadian canola in move seen tied to Huawei exec

Council members include Viterra Inc., Louis Dreyfus Company, Cargill Ltd. and Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd. Ottawa and Beijing have been locked in a trade dispute over telecom technology that escalated into an arrest in Vancouver in December of Huawei ...

Area woman mauled to death by her own pit bulls Area woman mauled to death by her own pit bulls

The statement didn't describe the initial biting incident that led to the pit bulls being quarantined. Police officer James McClellan says an investigation is underway to determine the reason the dogs attacked; they were shot and killed, McClellan sa...

Thai election result looks close, military-backed party takes lead Thai election result looks close, military-backed party takes lead

With 92 per cent of the votes counted, the military-linked party, formed as a vehicle to keep the junta in power, had a slightly bigger share of votes than Pheu Thai, the populist party linked to ousted billionaire prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Syria Kurds urge world to take back foreign jihadists Syria Kurds urge world to take back foreign jihadists

Fighters of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces' victory over the remote riverside village of Baghouz where IS made its last stand capped a deadly six-month operation against the final remnants of IS-controlled territory once stretched across a ...

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