Sunday July 12-th, 2020

Ukraine's Zelenskiy wants 'legitimate' local elections in Donetsk, Luhansk Ukraine's Zelenskiy wants 'legitimate' local elections in Donetsk, Luhansk

Germany and France also participated. More than 13,000 people have been killed in the conflict, Europe's only active war. When the Ukrainian president approached the podium, he was surprised to find that there was no microphone. TV shows and how ques...

Ex-Trump aide John McEntee to lead White House office of personnel Ex-Trump aide John McEntee to lead White House office of personnel

Hicks, who previously served as Trump's campaign press secretary, will be working closely with the president's son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner and White House Political Affairs Director Brian Jack , a White House official said without discl...

Ex-diplomat's daughter charged with murder in fatal stabbing Ex-diplomat's daughter charged with murder in fatal stabbing

John Negroponte served as an ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines and Iraq over a diplomatic career spanning the better part of five decades. During President George W. Bush 's administration, John was appointed the first-ever Director of...

Emily Thornberry out of Labour leadership contest

She did not get any nominations from Labour Party affiliates - the other route onto the ballot paper. The shadow foreign secretary required 33 constituency Labour parties' nominations, but achieved just 31, with no more thought to be left to decl...

Turkey warns it will take action over Idlib flare-up if diplomacy fails Turkey warns it will take action over Idlib flare-up if diplomacy fails

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has warned of a "humanitarian catastrophe" in Idlib if fighting in Syria doesn't stop, speaking Saturday after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavusoglu during the Munich Security Conference.

US Senate votes to limit Trump's war powers on Iran US Senate votes to limit Trump's war powers on Iran

It also deterred further attacks on our embassy in Baghdad, which an Iranian-backed militia stormed late a year ago. Iran responded with a missile strike on USA troops in Iraq that has resulted in more than 100 cases of traumatic brain injuries.

VIA Rail cancels service across Canada VIA Rail cancels service across Canada

Across Canada, escalating protests over a natural-gas pipeline project in British Columbia have caused havoc for CN Rail, on whose lines Via Rail runs in Southwestern Ontario, and CP Rail, the two national rail carriers. The elected band council of...

Saudi fighter jet crashes in northern Yemen Saudi fighter jet crashes in northern Yemen

The rebels' Al-Masirah television said the jet was downed by the rebels using an "advanced surface-to-air missile". The Saudi-led coalition has been battling the rebel Houthi movement since 2015. The Houthis have used drones and missiles to attack ...

Caring for Victims of Extreme Violence in Mexico and Central America Caring for Victims of Extreme Violence in Mexico and Central America

About 40% of the migrants and asylum seekers interviewed by MSF said they were violently attacked as they traveled through Mexico , while a further 27% said they were threatened or extorted. "The aggressive migration policies adopted by the US and M...

S.Sudan: President allows return to 10-province system S.Sudan: President allows return to 10-province system

The pair have already missed two previous deadlines to enshrine peace to end a six-year conflict that has left at least 380,000 people dead and millions in dire poverty. Machar previously said he could not return to his previous vice president positi...

Border Agents Deployed in Renewed Sanctuary City Crackdown — NY Times Border Agents Deployed in Renewed Sanctuary City Crackdown — NY Times

Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence told The Post in a statement that ICE "is utilizing CBP to supplement enforcement activity in response to the resource challenges stemming from sanctuary city policies". With additional gear such as stun grenades...

Sinn Fein TD believes another election is a real possibility Sinn Fein TD believes another election is a real possibility

Speaking in Dublin on Friday morning, Ms McDonald said: "Any suggestion that Fianna Fail and Fine Gael together suggest change is farcical - transparently farcical". It will be very hard. During the election campaign, Martin ruled out doing a deal ...

Syrian air defences down several missiles from Israel Syrian air defences down several missiles from Israel

The chief commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) has threatened that if the United States and Israel "commit an error", his forces will attack them. It said the "missiles were launched from over the occupied Golan Heights". The...

Bernie Sanders to hold rally in Tacoma Bernie Sanders to hold rally in Tacoma

Sanders scheduled rallies on Friday morning at the Durham Convention Center and in the afternoon at Charlotte's Belk Theater. Bernie Sanders emerged as the new predicted frontrunner after New Hampshire held their Democratic primary on Tuesday, Feb....

France Reports First Coronavirus Death After 80-Year-Old Tourist Dies France Reports First Coronavirus Death After 80-Year-Old Tourist Dies

She arrived in France on 16 January and was placed in quarantine in hospital in Paris on 25 January, she said. Two staff from Lewisham Hospital in south London are now in isolation at home after coming into contact with the woman. The highly cont...

Australia extends virus ban on arrivals from mainland China Australia extends virus ban on arrivals from mainland China

China's official death toll and infection numbers from a new coronavirus spiked dramatically on Thursday after authorities changed their counting methods, fuelling concern the epidemic is far worse than being reported. More than 100,000 global stude...

Australia extends coronavirus entry ban from mainland China Australia extends coronavirus entry ban from mainland China

The Chinese embassy in Australia has lashed the federal government's "extreme" decision. Worldwide students who had left China and spent at least two weeks in a third country before arriving in the island nation will also be permitted after the 14-...

15 children killed in Haiti orphanage fire 15 children killed in Haiti orphanage fire

Thirteen others died in hospital due to asphyxiation. Rescue workers arrived at the scene on motorcycles and did not have bottled oxygen or the ambulances needed to transport the children to the hospital, said Jean-Francois Robenty, a civil protect...

Family desperate after British hiker Stephanie Simpson goes missing in New Zealand Family desperate after British hiker Stephanie Simpson goes missing in New Zealand

Simpson had been living in Wanaka, a resort town on New Zealand's South Island, since October, where she worked as a landscaper, Sky News reported . Simpson, 32, went missing at the weekend during a hike in Mt Aspiring National Park. "She's an ext...

Sajid Javid resigns as chancellor amid reports of clash with PM Sajid Javid resigns as chancellor amid reports of clash with PM

But the finance minister's resignation - which some commentators said might have been sought by Johnson's team - because of a dispute over Javid's advisers added to the picture that the prime minister will not tolerate dissent in his government.

Rocket attack hits north Iraq base hosting U.S. troops, say security sources Rocket attack hits north Iraq base hosting U.S. troops, say security sources

There have been no immediate reports of casualties. The base is located 15 kilometers to the northwest of Kirkuk and it houses USA military forces as well as Iraqi forces from the Federal Police and Counter-Terrorism Service. The US then carried ou...

Protesters in downtown Toronto condemn proposed pipeline through Wet'suwet'en territory Protesters in downtown Toronto condemn proposed pipeline through Wet'suwet'en territory

CN spokesman Jonathan Abecassis confirmed Friday morning the New Hazelton blockade had been lifted. CN Rail says it has tried to adjust its operations to serve customers but it is now left with the only remaining responsible option: progressively s...

Andrew McCabe Will Not Face Charges From Justice Department Andrew McCabe Will Not Face Charges From Justice Department

The investigation by the USA attorney's office in Washington arose from an October 2016 story in The Wall Street Journal that described internal debates roiling the FBI and the Justice Department weeks before the presidential election about how agg...

Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti convicted in Nike extortion case Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti convicted in Nike extortion case

Also around that time, Daniels said in a statement that she cut ties with Avenatti more than a month prior, "after discovering that he had dealt with me extremely dishonestly". Franklin testified that two Nike executives forced him to pay money to th...

Former US Attorney who oversaw Roger Stone case resigns Former US Attorney who oversaw Roger Stone case resigns

After the new filing by the Department of Justice, Trump congratulated Barr "for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought". The actual sentencing is up to the judge. Although advisory f...

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