Monday April 6-th, 2020

Lebanon’s Government Scrambles to Respond to Mass Protests Lebanon’s Government Scrambles to Respond to Mass Protests

The outrage over the government's mismanagement of the economic crisis and proposed new taxes has unified Lebanon's often fractious society. Hariri, who is leading a coalition government mired by sectarian and political rivalries, gave his feudin...

Republican congressman open to impeaching Trump announces retirement Republican congressman open to impeaching Trump announces retirement

Rooney said some Republicans might be afraid of being rebuked by the party if they expressed skepticism about the President, saying, "It might be the end of things for me.depending on how things go". Twenty Republican senators would need to align wit...

States must abide by global trade rules States must abide by global trade rules

It blamed trade fights, Brexit uncertainty, and other issues. Speaking to El Pais about tax systems around the world, the IMF's Gita Gopinath said they "could be more progressive" in some countries, adding that equal opportunity in health and...

Singapore President Halimah among dignitaries to witness Emperor Naruhito's enthronement in Tokyo Singapore President Halimah among dignitaries to witness Emperor Naruhito's enthronement in Tokyo

Following the ceremony, the new Emperor will host a banquet for the Heads of State, the Secretary General of the United Nations, representatives of the European Union, Heads of each Foreign Mission in Tokyo and several other invitees. A banquet will,...

DUP against deal… but plays down backing for referendum DUP against deal… but plays down backing for referendum

Our position has been clear and it has been consistent. The DUP's Brexit spokesman moved to quash any suggestions the DUP would support a second referendum. Meanwhile, Labour has invited the DUP for talks about amending the prime minister's Brexit ...

Julian Assange recorded inside prison van during transportation Julian Assange recorded inside prison van during transportation

Clean shaven and with his white hair combed back, he appeared in the dock at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday wearing a dark blue suit over a pale blue sweater and white shirt. "The American state has been actively engaged in intruding into...

Mom can’t sleep after seeing ‘baby ghost’ in cot Mom can’t sleep after seeing ‘baby ghost’ in cot

When Maritza Elizabeth from IL went to check on her 18-month-old son on the baby monitor, she was startled to notice "another child" lying next to her baby in the crib. Silly as it seems, I do believe in them though, ' Maritza told Kidspot Aus...

USA troops withdraw from Syria towards Iraq USA troops withdraw from Syria towards Iraq

Pompeo said, "This administration's effort to flush ISIS will continue". The number of American forces in Iraq has remained small due to political sensitivities in the country, after years of what some Iraqis consider USA occupation during the war th...

Trump drops plan to host G7 summit at his resort Trump drops plan to host G7 summit at his resort

People close to the situation said Trump has recently been unhappy with Mulvaney for other reasons, though, including the White House's slow response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's September 24 announcement of an impeachment inquiry into the presi...

Will Parliament vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal? Today's questions answered Will Parliament vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal? Today's questions answered

The Leader of the House, who was escorted by police, was called a "traitor", "Nazi" and "p****" in London's Millbank. Mrs Leadsom thanked the police for their help on Twitter and blamed members of the People's Vote for the abuse. 'So frightening, a...

Canada's frontrunners slam Quebec sovereignty comment on final day of election campaign Canada's frontrunners slam Quebec sovereignty comment on final day of election campaign

Trudeau's main challenger for the premiership, 40-year-old Scheer is a career politician running on a platform of balancing the federal budget and eliminating a new national tax on fossil fuels. While polls have proven wrong before-a fact Americans k...

Lebanon protests: Lebanese PM al-Hariri expected to address nation Lebanon protests: Lebanese PM al-Hariri expected to address nation

Four days of protests have been the biggest show of dissent in decades against the country's ruling elite which is strained by claims of corruption and cronyism. The package includes a 50% cut in the salaries of current and former presidents, ministe...

Unstable Hard Rock cranes demolished in fiery explosion Unstable Hard Rock cranes demolished in fiery explosion

The Hard Rock Hotel under construction at the edge of the historic French Quarter partially collapsed October 12, killing three workers. The demolition was then rescheduled for Saturday , but the experts discovered the cranes were more damag...

Lebanon reportedly drops planned WhatsApp tax as protests sweep the country Lebanon reportedly drops planned WhatsApp tax as protests sweep the country

Security forces fired tear gas and chased down protesters in Beirut on Friday after tens of thousands of people across Lebanon marched to demand the demise of a political elite they accuse of looting the economy to the point of collapse. "We have s...

To curb copying, Karnataka students made to write exams wearing cartons To curb copying, Karnataka students made to write exams wearing cartons

According to a report published by Indian news outlet NDTV , the pictures of the students wearing the cartons over their heads went viral on the social media and forced the Indian government to take notice. Justifying the action, College head MB...

Brexit: EU and United Kingdom still have 'significant issues to resolve' Brexit: EU and United Kingdom still have 'significant issues to resolve'

Britain's Permanent Representative to the EU Tim Barrow and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Europe Adviser David Frost arrive for Brexit talks at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels , Belgium. The leader of a pro-Brexit faction...

Turkey, Kurds each say other side broke truce Turkey, Kurds each say other side broke truce

Sarrin is situated more than 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of the border town of Kobane, on the edges of the Turkish-desired "safe zone", Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said . "Turkish military forces and their allies have displayed an utterly...

New Orleans sets blasts to clear cranes at hotel collapse site New Orleans sets blasts to clear cranes at hotel collapse site

After tweaking their plans, crews could now begin the operation as early as noon Sunday, officials said. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said she canceled the popular Halloween event but chose to let it happen after the latest briefing from experts.

Syria critic Lindsey Graham reverses stance, says Trump's policy could succeed Syria critic Lindsey Graham reverses stance, says Trump's policy could succeed

In an interview with Fox News, Graham said a conversation he had with Trump over the weekend had fuelled his optimism that a solution could be reached where the security of Turkey and the Kurds was guaranteed and fighters from Islamic State contain...

Australian newspapers black out front pages in 'secrecy' protest Australian newspapers black out front pages in 'secrecy' protest

Australian media organisations argue that press freedoms have been eroded by more than 70 counter-terrorism and security laws that have been passed by Parliament since the al-Qaida attacks on the U.S. "It's about defending the basic right of every Au...

Hong Kong Protesters Defy Police After Activists Attacked Hong Kong Protesters Defy Police After Activists Attacked

Fliers distributed on Thursday by the radical separatist group CDR reproduced an info-graphic made by Hong Kong activists that outlines how to protest yourself from tear gas and other police tools. The police used a bomb disposal robot to blow up a...

Kurdish Commander Says Turkey is Continuing Airstrikes Despite Ceasefire Kurdish Commander Says Turkey is Continuing Airstrikes Despite Ceasefire

Abandoned by their allies, the Kurds then turned to Russian Federation and secured an agreement for Syrian government forces to deploy in the northeast last week. "But the SDF have said from day one of this ceasefire that they will be withdrawing...

James Mattis takes jibe at Trump: Im overrated like Meryl Streep James Mattis takes jibe at Trump: Im overrated like Meryl Streep

Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, hosted by the Archdiocese of NY. "So, I guess I'm the Meryl Streep of generals". Schumer was also in attendance at the event, and made a decision to run with the joke. "At a meeting about Syria with leaders Democra...

Esper Makes Unannounced Visit to Afghanistan Esper Makes Unannounced Visit to Afghanistan

The United States and the Taliban were last month on the brink of signing a deal that would have seen USA forces begin to withdraw from Afghanistan in return for various insurgent security commitments. He is due to meet President Ashraf Ghani and...

Labor could back Brexit bill if second referendum attached, says Starmer Labor could back Brexit bill if second referendum attached, says Starmer

Sir Keir insisted that any agreement approved by Parliament needed to be put to voters in a referendum and the party would back an amendment calling for one. 'We've actually secured a deal with the EU. John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, confirm...