Monday July 13-th, 2020

Putin: Russia must remain a presidential republic Putin: Russia must remain a presidential republic

Follow FRANCE 24's special coverage as world leaders and Holocaust survivors were set Thursday to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, the World War II death camp where the Nazis killed more than 1.1 million people, a lot of them Jews.

Teenager charged after footage of sickening attack on kangaroo Teenager charged after footage of sickening attack on kangaroo

As the person hits the kangaroo, the animal even raises a paw in order to defend itself however collapses on the bottom. The kangaroo in the video died following the vicious attack, according to a statement from NSW Police. 'We take all allegations...

Impeachment Trial To Start With Rules Fight Impeachment Trial To Start With Rules Fight

Democrats accuse Trump of pressuring Ukraine , a vulnerable ally, to interfere in US elections at the expense of American national security and say he is a danger to American democracy. The House impeached the president last month on charges that he...

China not tightening grip on Hong Kong: Lam China not tightening grip on Hong Kong: Lam

Lam is on a mission to the Swiss Alps to reassure global leaders meeting there that the Asian financial centre is open for business, despite months of anti-government protests and "nothing is more important than the rule of law". "We've perhaps not d...

Pakistan slips three spots on global Corruption Perceptions Index Pakistan slips three spots on global Corruption Perceptions Index

The report showed countries where campaign finance regulations are comprehensive and systematically enforced have an average score of 70 on the CPI, whereas countries where such regulations either don't exist or are poorly enforced score an average...

World Court orders Myanmar to impose measures to protect Rohingya World Court orders Myanmar to impose measures to protect Rohingya

Tun Khin said the ICOE's announcement also appears to be timed to coincide with the Gambia's genocide case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). FILE - Rohingya refugees are seen gathered for a ceremony to mark the second anniv...

Snowmobile folly as one dead and five missing in Quebec Snowmobile folly as one dead and five missing in Quebec

The search was briefly hampered when a helicopter pilot was injured in a crash near the eastern part of the lake on Wednesday afternoon. She said police were also searching the shorelines, adding that it "wasn't impossible" that some of the snowmob...

Phoenix Mother Admits To Killing Her 3 Children, Police Say Phoenix Mother Admits To Killing Her 3 Children, Police Say

A police report says she admitted to smothering each child, starting with her 1-year-old daughter. Rachel Henry , 22, was arrested in Phoenix on Monday on suspicion of murder after she confessed to smothering her three children. "At the time of ...

Huawei denies paying protestors outside finance chief's extradition trial Huawei denies paying protestors outside finance chief's extradition trial

The defence wrapped its arguments on the topic Tuesday, saying that the case against her does not amount to fraud in Canada, and there was no double criminality because Canada does not have sanctions against Iran. "In law, facts are only comprehensib...

Official charges: Vale, auditor charged over deadly Brazil dam collapse Official charges: Vale, auditor charged over deadly Brazil dam collapse

Vale and TUV SUD, which had certified the dam's stability, have been accused of environmental crimes, prosecutors said in a news conference. The other charged 15 people are current or former employees of the two companies. Vale issued a stateme...

Aircraft fighting bushfires in Australia 'may have crashed' Aircraft fighting bushfires in Australia 'may have crashed'

Flights were cancelled out of Canberra Airport, a 20 minute drive from the city centre, as blazes raged nearby. Meanwhile, in Canberra, emergency authorities urged residents and workers on the eastern side of Canberra to stay in place as it was too...

Greece elects first woman president Greece elects first woman president

European Council head Charles Michel also tweeted congratulations, saying it was "a great signal to elect the Republic's first female head of state ". "This now changes, starting from the top". Greek presidents serve as head of state with " limited ...

Joe Biden Freaks Out at Reporter After Question About Bernie Sanders Joe Biden Freaks Out at Reporter After Question About Bernie Sanders

Many on Sanders' side of the Democratic ledger would counter that the rules of the 2016 primary were not fair and square. Asked why he thought Clinton was still talking about the 2016 election, Sanders said: "That's a good question". One of us ...

French President Emmanuel Macron grows angry with Israeli security during church visit French President Emmanuel Macron grows angry with Israeli security during church visit

It is one of four French territories in Jerusalem. "Everybody knows the rules", Macron said in English as he raised his voice toward an Israeli security official. The 42-year-old head of state had seen his visit to St. Anne as a symbolic stop und...

Trump's impeachment trial to start Tuesday with long battle for rules Trump's impeachment trial to start Tuesday with long battle for rules

After almost 13 hours of debate and discussion, the Senate adjourned after approving Republican rules for Trump's impeachment trial . Democrats objected strongly to rules proposed by the Republican leader for compressed arguments and a speedy tria...

Donald Trump impeachment trial rules blasted by Democrats Donald Trump impeachment trial rules blasted by Democrats

Senators anxious about the public reaction to cramming the 24 hours of opening arguments from each side into just two days. However, Democrats have used the same call, and more than a month of testimony to House hearings which preceding their impe...

U.S. airlines may no longer accept emotional support animals under new proposal U.S. airlines may no longer accept emotional support animals under new proposal

Department of Transportation would no longer require airlines to accept emotional support animals. Airlines say the number of support animals has been growing dramatically in recent years, and they have lobbied to tighten the rules. The American...

‘Multiple victims’ in downtown Seattle shooting; suspect still at large ‘Multiple victims’ in downtown Seattle shooting; suspect still at large

Police spokesperson Detective Patrick Michaud said in a news conference that the suspect who was shot rammed a patrol vehicle. Police said medics and detectives were responding to the scene. "I was on the first set of escalators", Cook said. "There w...

Deadly funnel-web spiders the latest threat for Australia following fires, floods

Funnel-web spiders can not climb smooth surfaces, so citizens were warned to check their shoes and any open furniture resting on the ground. It's been a trying time in Australia as of late, with fires tearing through the country, followed by flood...

Titanic struggle: Salvors ignore United Kingdom bid to stop items' recovery Titanic struggle: Salvors ignore United Kingdom bid to stop items' recovery

In court documents filed at the United States District Court in Eastern Virginia, RMST said: "Without the recovery and conservation of these artefacts, the ability to experience additional items would be limited to less than 150 people, an elite grou...

Canada to Approve New Trade Deal Next Week Canada to Approve New Trade Deal Next Week

The Liberal government had been waiting for the U.S.to formally ratify the pact before introducing its own bill, after Mexico ratified the deal back in June. Canada is the only one of the three signatories not to have formally blessed the United Stat...

Nepal rescuers search for seven after avalanche hit hiking trail Nepal rescuers search for seven after avalanche hit hiking trail

Seven missing trekkers were caught in an avalanche near the Annapurna base camp around 3,230m above sea level, about 93 miles north-west of Nepal's capital Kathmandu. Rescue personnel were searching again on Monday for four South Korean trekkers an...

South Korea transgender soldier to sue over dismissal South Korea transgender soldier to sue over dismissal

The case "corresponded to one of the reasons for being unable to continue service", the army said in a statement, without giving specifics. Byun Hui-su, who holds the rank of staff sergeant and is stationed in Gyeonggi Province, north of Seoul, had...

Woman working as surrogate mother dies during childbirth Woman working as surrogate mother dies during childbirth

It was the second time When Michelle Reaves of California had brought a baby for the family, but the story didn't end well. "Michelle has the best, most sarcastic, amusing personality and always had you laughing", wrote Jaime Herwehe , a close f...

Swiss police found ‘Russian spies’ in Davos last year Swiss police found ‘Russian spies’ in Davos last year

Five months before world leaders began their pilgrimage to the annual World Economic Forum this week - among them US president Donald Trump - Swiss police interrupted what reports on Tuesday claimed was the beginnings of a Russian spying operat...

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