Friday July 10-th, 2020

Croatia Joins Literature Nobel Prize Boycott in Protest over Handke Croatia Joins Literature Nobel Prize Boycott in Protest over Handke

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday denounced the choice of Handke, saying "the Nobel has no value", according to Agence France-Presse. The Academy said it had chosen to honour Handke "for an influential work that with linguistic inge...

China says detained Canadians treated in 'civilised way' China says detained Canadians treated in 'civilised way'

He says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne "have made it their top priority" to secure the two men's freedom. "While in prison, these two Canadians have been subject to near torturous conditions, in...

Elizabeth Warren list of corporate clients includes Rabobank Elizabeth Warren list of corporate clients includes Rabobank

But he released a summary on Friday of the work he did at McKinsey that amounted to the most detailed look at his work to date. Buttigieg did travel to Iraq and Afghanistan and for McKinsey during his time with the firm. Warren disclosed Sunday...

‘SNL’ Cast Pokes Fun At NATO Leaders Mocking Donald Trump ‘SNL’ Cast Pokes Fun At NATO Leaders Mocking Donald Trump

This past week, there has been high school-levels of gossip floating around the 2019 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. The pair played the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation cool kids, as British PM, Boris Johnson (played spot-on by real...

Serbia Backs Russia Over UN Resolution on Crimea Serbia Backs Russia Over UN Resolution on Crimea

Five-and-a-half years of fighting between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed rebels have cost 13,000 lives. The body language between Putin and Zelenskiy, a comedian-turned-politician elected earlier this year on a promise to resolve th...

Trump's skepticism of bureaucracy led to Ukraine policy decisions, Rep. Cline says Trump's skepticism of bureaucracy led to Ukraine policy decisions, Rep. Cline says

Rep. Ben Cline, R-Va., indicated in his questioning during a December 9 House Judiciary Committee hearing that President Donald Trump's dislike of the traditional bureaucratic system used in US foreign policy likely played into his decision to task...

Finnish parliament picks world’s youngest sitting prime minister Finnish parliament picks world’s youngest sitting prime minister

Finland's new prime minister - about to become the world's youngest serving premier - will have a finance minister two years her junior in a new women-led coalition cabinet, party officials said on Monday. The new government, consisting of 12 female ...

Boris Johnson asked to apologise after boy sleeps on hospital floor Boris Johnson asked to apologise after boy sleeps on hospital floor

The hospital apologised and said it had had its busiest week since 2016. "And the NHS has to be properly funded, and at the moment it isn't". "This falls below our usual high standards, and for this we would like to sincerely apologise to Jack and ...

UN Security Council to meet on N.Korea UN Security Council to meet on N.Korea

But US, which is president of the Security Council for December, chose to convene a meeting on Wednesday that will focus instead on the threat of escalation by North Korea, diplomats said. "We have nothing more to lose". The North has raised tensio...

India ranks 129 in UNDP Human Development Index report India ranks 129 in UNDP Human Development Index report

Malaysia is scoring high in its Human Development Index (HDI) for 2018, with a score of 0.804 compared with 0.802 previous year, putting the country in the Very High Human Development category, finishing at 61st place out of 189 countries. Out of the...

American Jewish Groups Slam Trump for 'Anti-Semitism', Calls 'to Love Israel More' American Jewish Groups Slam Trump for 'Anti-Semitism', Calls 'to Love Israel More'

Before addressing the Israeli American Council summit, Trump spoke at the Florida Republican Party's Statesman's Dinner in nearby Aventura. Trump's "deeply offensive remarks . Trump", Trump knowledgeable the cheering community in his half-hour s...

Czech police hunting shooter wanted for gunning down six people in hospital Czech police hunting shooter wanted for gunning down six people in hospital

Police confirmed 2 people died immediately at the scene and another 2 victims succumbed to serious injuries soon after, according to Health Minister Adam Vojtech. Police are boosting security across the country. According to reports, the shooting t...

Putin meets Ukraine leader for first time at Paris peace summit Putin meets Ukraine leader for first time at Paris peace summit

The leaders of Ukraine , Russia , Germany and France are holding a series of meetings at the Elysee Palace to try to revive a 2015 peace deal that's gone largely ignored, as Ukrainian soldiers and Russia-backed separatists continue to exchange fi...

Injured as 4 Rockets Strike Military Complex in Baghdad Injured as 4 Rockets Strike Military Complex in Baghdad

Security forces found a rocket launcher and several rockets after sweeping the area. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access! U.S. defence officials have blamed several on Iran-backed factions in Iraq . On Tuesday, five rockets landed on Ai...

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi heads to Hague to battle genocide charges Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi heads to Hague to battle genocide charges

Gambia last month brought a lawsuit against Myanmar before the ICJ. More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in 2017 after a brutal military-led crackdown the United Nations has said was executed with "genocidal intent" and included mass killi...

Australian firefighters burn grasslands to minimise looming bushfire risk Australian firefighters burn grasslands to minimise looming bushfire risk

Australians braced for deadly bushfires to spread and intensify Tuesday, as strong winds and high temperatures created "severe" fire conditions. "The vision is just so poor". By early Tuesday, there have been already practically 100 bushfire incident...

Hong Kong march: Thousands join largest pro-democracy rally in months Hong Kong march: Thousands join largest pro-democracy rally in months

It was one of the biggest rallies in months. Despite tensions running hight at times Sunday's march was largely peaceful. Protesters spilled into narrow side streets, crying "Revolution in our times". Violence was limited, with a bank vandalized an...

Chile military plane with 38 is missing on way to Antarctica Chile military plane with 38 is missing on way to Antarctica

Operators lost contact with the plane around 6 pm on Monday. It said the military had declared an alert and activated a search and rescue team. The crisis and its violent demonstrations have led to 26 deaths and more than 12,000 injuries, accordi...

UK PM Johnson pockets reporter's phone in hospital row UK PM Johnson pockets reporter's phone in hospital row

Mother Sarah Williment, a primary school assistant from Leeds , described the situation as a "crisis". Jack was taken to his GP last Tuesday, with vomiting, diarrhoea, coughing and a fever. It will be a fantastic project. "I hope everyone will vot...

Trump to meet with Russian foreign minister at White House Tuesday

Lavrov's last meeting with Trump came in 2017, less than 24 hours after news of the firing of FBI Director James Comey , as questions swirled about the president's relationship with Russian Federation. Trump has also urged an investigation into a t...

Wall Street set to drop after weak Chinese data; Tariff deadline looms Wall Street set to drop after weak Chinese data; Tariff deadline looms

U.S. President Donald Trump does not want to implement the next round of scheduled tariffs against Chinese goods on December 15, but he wants "movement" from China to avoid them, U.S. President Donald Trump wants China to commit to buying $40 to $5...

Watchdog expected to find Russian Federation probe valid, despite flaws Watchdog expected to find Russian Federation probe valid, despite flaws

I take this to mean that Barr disagrees with the Inspector General's conclusion that the suspicions asserted as reason to launch the investigation of Trump's campaign were sufficient to justify the launch. Those emails, which were hacked from Democ...

Senior UK diplomat quits, says she will not 'peddle half-truths' over Brexit Senior UK diplomat quits, says she will not 'peddle half-truths' over Brexit

A United Kingdom diplomat in charge of Brexit at the British embassy in the U.S. has quit. She said she has become "dismayed" by the reluctance of politicians to "honestly" address the "challenges and trade-offs" involved in leaving the EU.

Pete Frates Dead - Ice Bucket Challenge Creator Dies at 34 Pete Frates Dead - Ice Bucket Challenge Creator Dies at 34

Before long, celebrities like George W. Bush , Oprah Winfrey , Lady Gaga , Bill Gates and Steven Spielberg were making their own Ice Bucket Challenge videos throughout the summer of 2014. After college, he played professional baseball in Germa...

After the snow stops falling, temperature will keep dropping After the snow stops falling, temperature will keep dropping

Wednesday morning will start off with cloudy skies and a few light showers near the beaches. TONIGHT: Rain continues. Temperatures stay warm and wind stays gusty. By late afternoon and the evening the light rain switches over to light snow. So...

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