Wednesday February 26-th, 2020

Malawi presidential poll results delayed as opposition goes to court Malawi presidential poll results delayed as opposition goes to court

The announcement came minutes after High Court Judge Charles Mkandawire lifted an injunction obtained by Chakwera's Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to stop the commission from releasing the results of Tuesday's vote. He told VOA the injunction is aimed a...

Supreme Court Upholds Indiana Abortion Law on Fetal Remains Supreme Court Upholds Indiana Abortion Law on Fetal Remains

In 2016, then-Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law an omnibus pro-life bill that had two particularly noteworthy provisions. This is the third time the court has taken up a cross-border shooting case. Liberal justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg ...

Merkel coalition suffers heavy losses in Euro elections Merkel coalition suffers heavy losses in Euro elections

While " fear of a far-right takeover " was wildly overhyped, the European right did anticipate a big surge of support. The lion's share of Britain's seats went to Nigel Farage's Brexit Party, as citizens punished the governing Conservatives and opp...

Ontario man fined for smuggling medicinal leeches in carry-on Ontario man fined for smuggling medicinal leeches in carry-on

Within that bag were 10 smaller, dampened cloth bags. While the ECCC is more regularly involved in stopping animals such as turtles, tortoises and snakes being smuggled, this was the first such incident involving leeches. Surprisingly, all the leeche...

Huawei founder says China should not retaliate over trade ban Huawei founder says China should not retaliate over trade ban

The restrictions on US companies providing hardware, software and components to Huawei's smartphone business "could stir up the smartphone industry by pausing Huawei's positive momentum", the Fitch statement said. "Apple is my teacher". "No matte...

Oslo hosts new round of Venezuela peace talks Oslo hosts new round of Venezuela peace talks

The United States walked out of a UN disarmament forum in protest after Venezuela took up the conference's rotating chairmanship, insisting it would not participate in a conference led by a "rogue state". The talks in Norway this week will be the f...

Theresa May blames Brexit failure for European Union election humiliation

Gove officially confirmed his bid for the party leadership on Sunday, becoming the eighth candidate to join the race, which includes former UK Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and his predecessor, Boris Johnson. Hunt, who ...

China's stance on US trade talks always been consistent

The Commerce Department has accused Huawei of being an arm of the Chinese government, saying it is "engaged in activities that are contrary to US national security or foreign policy interest". "That depends on how fast our repairmen are able to fix...

Moscow slams Russian diplomat's detention in Kosovo as provocation Moscow slams Russian diplomat's detention in Kosovo as provocation

According to him, the detainee is an employee of the United Nations mission. As a BIRN team in the north reports, while the operation was underway, sirens were set off throughout North Mitrovica to notify citizens of the presence of Kosovo Police.

Huawei founder ready for drawn out battle with United States over blacklist

The Commerce Department has accused Huawei of being an arm of the Chinese government, saying it is "engaged in activities that are contrary to US national security or foreign policy interest". Companies like Google , Intel, Qualcomm, ARM and the...

Tornadoes leave trail of destruction across Ohio, Indiana Tornadoes leave trail of destruction across Ohio, Indiana

The latest storm follows tornadoes and floods killed at least six people in Oklahoma during the previous week, including two people in El Reno on Saturday. ODOT Dayton later posted images showing a snow plow clearing the debris from the interstate. "...

General election before Brexit would be catastrophic, Jeremy Hunt says General election before Brexit would be catastrophic, Jeremy Hunt says

The Conservatives came a humiliating fifth. Rival leadership candidates, including former foreign secretary Boris Johnson and former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, have said Britain must be prepared to leave the European Union without a deal.

42 people killed at three Brazilian prisons 42 people killed at three Brazilian prisons

Officials with the state prison agency said at least 40 inmates were found at three different prisons in Manaus on Monday and they all showed signed of asphyxia. While little information was released about Monday's killings, local officials said pris...

Man found crammed behind vehicle glove box in bid to enter Europe Man found crammed behind vehicle glove box in bid to enter Europe

Spain's Civil Guard said the hiding places - which included behind the dashboard and between the rear seats and the boot - posed a "serious risk" to the migrants' health. They are believed to be ok now. Police arrested the three drivers, all Moro...

Trump expects Japan's military to reinforce U.S. in Asia and beyond Trump expects Japan's military to reinforce U.S. in Asia and beyond

Trump praised Kim, calling him a "smart man" who might have launched the missiles earlier this month to "get attention". Pete Buttigieg, a Democratic candidate for president and Navy veteran, added: " Kim Jong Un is a murderous dictator and Vice P...

Nationalists And Euroskeptics Are Here To Stay — EU Elections Nationalists And Euroskeptics Are Here To Stay — EU Elections

It has been a headache for EPP and S&D, who have gone toe-to-toe with populists with varying success. Germany's Greens performed well, as did the UK's Brexit Party . But it was in Hungary that the populist, anti-immigrant right saw its most co...

Taliban attacks kill 10 Afghan troops, four policemen Taliban attacks kill 10 Afghan troops, four policemen

In a statement, the Taliban said that the group is to attend a conference marking 100 years of diplomatic relations between Afghanistan and Russian Federation on 28 May, followed by discussions with Afghan politicians about the future of the countr...

MARS: Trump makes major announcement about the future of U.S. space exploration MARS: Trump makes major announcement about the future of U.S. space exploration

Bolton, who has spearheaded an increasingly hawkish US policy on Iran, described recent bomb attacks on tankers off the United Arab Emirates and a pipeline pumping station in Saudi Arabia, as well as a rocket attack in Baghdad's Green Zone, as "manif...

Malaysia's last male Sumatran rhino dies Malaysia's last male Sumatran rhino dies

In a Facebook post from 2015, WWF Malaysia said the Sumatran rhino used to inhabit forests across South and South East Asia, but its population "has drastically shrunk due to forest habitat loss and killing for its horn". Tourism, Culture and Envir...

India snubs Pakistan for Modi's swearing-in ceremony India snubs Pakistan for Modi's swearing-in ceremony

Upon assuming office previous year, Prime Minister Imran had expressed a desire to improve relations with India, saying that "if they take one step towards us, we will take two". New Delhi had launched a cross-border air raid and Islamabad hit bac...

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Donald Trump will let William Barr do his job Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Donald Trump will let William Barr do his job

Barr was criticized by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and other former law enforcement officials for using the phrase "spying" to discuss how investigators monitored some Trump's campaign advisers who had extensive cont...

World’s first image emerges of albino giant panda in the wild World’s first image emerges of albino giant panda in the wild

A rare all-white panda has been captured on camera in the Wolong National Nature Reserve in southwest China's Sichuan Province, the reserve management authorities said on Saturday . "Judging from the photo, the panda is physically strong and taki...

Man dies inflight after eating 246 cocaine packets Man dies inflight after eating 246 cocaine packets

The man took a flight from the Colombian capital Bogota to Mexico City, where he then boarded a flight to Japan. The flight, bound for Japan's Narita International Airport, had to make an emergency landing in Mexico's Sonora state after he began to...

Israel and Syria exchange fire amid soaring regional tensions Israel and Syria exchange fire amid soaring regional tensions

Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes in Syria, majority against what it says are Iranian and Hezbollah targets. The IDF attacked a missile launcher on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights Monday, after a round was sacked at an Israeli ...

Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq: judiciary Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq: judiciary

Kevin Gonot, Leonard Lopez and Salim Machou have 30 days in which to appeal. Iraq has taken custody of thousands of jihadists repatriated in recent months from neighbouring Syria , where they were caught by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces...

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