Sudan's Military Head Becomes President Of Country

The members of the new Sovereign Council were sworn-in this afternoon, and held their first meeting immediately afterwards. However, some opposition members and analysts expressed concern that the power-sharing deal may fall short of expectations... More..

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Court Limits Display Of South Africa's Old Apartheid Flag, Citing Hateful Legacy
by | Thursday, August 22, 2019

Court Limits Display Of South Africa's Old Apartheid Flag, Citing Hateful Legacy

Judge Phineas Mojapelo said in Johannesburg that any gratuitous display of the old flag was "racist and discriminatory". It was replaced with South Africa's current multi-color "Rainbow Flag" - in 1994 with...More..

USA buying Greenland 'absurd discussion,' Danish prime minister says
by | Thursday, August 22, 2019

USA buying Greenland 'absurd discussion,' Danish prime minister says

Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen on Sunday dismissed the notion Denmark could consider selling Greenland. Greenland's ministry of foreign affairs insisted Friday the resource-rich island was ready t...More..

Kabul wedding blast: Groom has 'lost hope' after deadly attack
by | Thursday, August 22, 2019

Kabul wedding blast: Groom has 'lost hope' after deadly attack

The Taliban said in an Independence Day statement they looked forward to the departure of all foreign forces. Families of the victims of a suicide blast at a wedding in Kabul, Afghanistan , laid their love...More..

Japanese report to say North Korea has miniaturised nuclear warheads: newspaper
by | Thursday, August 22, 2019

Japanese report to say North Korea has miniaturised nuclear warheads: newspaper

NH-Amundi's fund will seek to invest in companies in some of these sectors due to the bright outlook for more domestic development. According to Jung, the semiconductor industry will be the major beneficiary ...More..

Australia to join US-led coalition to protect shipping off Iran
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Australia to join US-led coalition to protect shipping off Iran

The friction is rooted in U.S. President Donald Trump's decision in May 2018 to unilaterally withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal signed in 2015 between world powers and Iran. Labor has supported the new missi...More..

Formation of Sovereignty Council in Sudan Postponed by Two Days
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Formation of Sovereignty Council in Sudan Postponed by Two Days

According to the power-sharing deal, the opposition coalition is allowed to choose five members and the military another five, with the two sides jointly choosing a civilian as an 11th member. In April, Sudan's...More..

Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, experts say
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, experts say

It's been a bad year for the Amazon, which is the largest rain forest in the world, a vital carbon store that slows down global warming, and an area that nearly never burns on its own thanks to its natural mois...More..

Cory Booker calls Jill Biden's advice to voters 'frightening'
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Cory Booker calls Jill Biden's advice to voters 'frightening'

Biden expanded on her remarks in encouraging voters to look beyond singular issues that draw them to other candidates, surmising that the Democratic Party's collective bottom line "has to be that we have to bea...More..

EU rejects Britain's plea to reopen Brexit divorce deal
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

EU rejects Britain's plea to reopen Brexit divorce deal

In the flat refusal, Mr Tusk accused Johnson of having no new ideas and even supporting a hard border in the island of Ireland, something the British government specifically opposes, and has recently said it w...More..

US
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

US "Very Far" From Recession, Says Donald Trump

Analysts have warned for months that the USA economy is poised for a sharp slowdown with tougher headwinds on the horizon, such as the waning effect of the tax cuts, the rise of policy uncertainties, disruption...More..

Hong Kong leader hopes peaceful rally presages 'return to calm'
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Hong Kong leader hopes peaceful rally presages 'return to calm'

Activists and lawmakers have put forward five demands - the bill's withdrawal, an independent investigation into police brutality, a stop in describing the protests as "rioting", Lam's resignation from the gove...More..

USA urges India to free detainees, restore rights in Kashmir
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

USA urges India to free detainees, restore rights in Kashmir

Dr Faisal said Islamabad is closely monitoring the situation in IOK and has downgraded diplomatic ties with New Delhi in light of the decision taken by the National Security Committee (NSC). Pakistan also sai...More..

Donald Trump: Jews who vote for Democrats show ‘great disloyalty’
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Donald Trump: Jews who vote for Democrats show ‘great disloyalty’

Speaking at a press conference about two Democratic congresswomen who were barred from Israel and Palestine, he said he "couldn't believe" there was any discussion of cutting off aid to Israel after the cou...More..

Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm watch
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm watch

Plan on plenty of humidity though and with afternoon highs into the mid-80s, it'll feel more like the lower and middle 90s. All of Massachusetts is at risk for the storm, though Central and Western Massac...More..

Iran tanker breaks down in Red Sea near Saudi Arabia
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Iran tanker breaks down in Red Sea near Saudi Arabia

Varvitsiotis says the tanker is too big for any Greek port and can't legally unload its $130 million worth of light crude at European Union refineries. Greek authorities said they have not received any official...More..

Portland braces for far-right rally and antifa counter-demo
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Portland braces for far-right rally and antifa counter-demo

In Portland, Ore., yesterday, opposing groups converged for demonstrations including far-right figures from across the nation and local antifascists. "We did not show preferential treatment, but rather facilita...More..

French couple face jail for taking sand from a beach in Sardinia
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

French couple face jail for taking sand from a beach in Sardinia

The duo were stopped as they prepared to board a ferry that sails to Toulon, France . "Sandy beaches are one of the main attractions of Sardinia ". "We have to explain to young people that we must fight suc...More..

Democratic hopeful Warren in Sioux City apologizes for Native American ancestry claims
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Democratic hopeful Warren in Sioux City apologizes for Native American ancestry claims

As Warren continues to surge in nationwide polls of the 2020 race, she is attempting to prove to voters that the controversy will not cripple her in a general election matchup against Trump. To some in the au...More..

Prince Andrew rejects involvement in Epstein sex scandal
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Prince Andrew rejects involvement in Epstein sex scandal

Buckingham Palace released the following statement in response to the charges. Prince Andrew , the Duke of York, has said he is "appalled" by sex abuse claims directed at his friend and former financier Jef...More..

George Pell loses appeal against child sex abuse convictions
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

George Pell loses appeal against child sex abuse convictions

Pell was in March sentenced to a six-year jail term after last year being found guilty by a jury of five offences including sexual penetration of a child. A lawyer for the father of the second victim - who died...More..

Trump blamed the Fed for last week's market volatility. Is he right?
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Trump blamed the Fed for last week's market volatility. Is he right?

Concern over the outlook has roiled financial markets and sent Treasury yields toward records lows, flashing recession-risk warnings as investors increase bets the USA central bank will ease policy again. Trump...More..

Madrid sending navy vessel to escort Open Arms migrants to Spain
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Madrid sending navy vessel to escort Open Arms migrants to Spain

Italian prosecutors said on Tuesday evening that they had ordered the overnight disembarkation of migrants on board the Open Arms and the seizure of the ship, a Spanish migrant rescue vessel that has been s...More..

New York Times board member apologizes for Jeffrey Epstein ties
by | Tuesday, August 20, 2019

New York Times board member apologizes for Jeffrey Epstein ties

After an apparent suicide attempt on July 23, Epstein was consequently placed on 24-hour preventive surveillance, but after a few days he was removed, and a special status was imposed. They were working as ...More..

Russia, China accuse USA of stoking tensions with missile test
by | Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Russia, China accuse USA of stoking tensions with missile test

The US Department of Defense conducted on Sunday a flight test of a conventional ground-launched cruise missile, which hit its target after flying more than 500 kilometres. USA officials had said for a number ...More..

Jeffrey Epstein: three more women sue financier's estate
by | Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein: three more women sue financier's estate

Virgin Islands worth $22 million and $64 million, respectively, Fox News reported . The will, which is dated August 8 - two days before Epstein was found dead by suicide in a federal jail in NY - list...More..

D-day for Italian government as PM Conte resignation mooted
by | Tuesday, August 20, 2019

D-day for Italian government as PM Conte resignation mooted

Both scenarios could put an end to Italy's 65th post-war government , just 14 months after coming to power, and officially open the way for consultations to find a replacement. Salvini himself had contested ...More..

Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa Gets 3-Year Extension
by | Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa Gets 3-Year Extension

Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Monday the extension in tenure of the incumbent Pakistan army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa for another three years, ending speculation about the appointment of a...More..

NY policeman fired for actions in death of Eric Garner
by | Tuesday, August 20, 2019

NY policeman fired for actions in death of Eric Garner

They said Pantaleo's firing after five years is the first step to justice. Police commissioner James O'Neill made the announcement Monday afternoon after weeks of deliberating whether to accept NYPD Deputy Co...More..

Idlib ceasefire must be respected, Macron tells Putin
by | Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Idlib ceasefire must be respected, Macron tells Putin

Speaking in a joint news conference before the meeting, Macron spoke of his hope that the election of Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, provides opportunity to relaunch negotiations in Russia's co...More..

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program
by | Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

Others on the call stressed that people of color will be disproportionately affected by the lack of Title X providers, and called on the Senate to adopt government spending legislation passed the House blocking...More..

Charity boat rejects Spain's offer to stranded migrants
by | Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Charity boat rejects Spain's offer to stranded migrants

France, Germany, Romania, Portugal, Spain and Luxembourg have said they will help relocate the migrants, but the reaction from Salvini's interior ministry has been sceptical. Late Sunday, government sources i...More..

No 'yellow vests' please: Putin tells off Macron
by | Tuesday, August 20, 2019

No 'yellow vests' please: Putin tells off Macron

Macron invited Putin to his summer residence, the Fort de Bregancon on the French Riviera, for a meeting followed by dinner, just a few days before opening a meeting of the Group of Seven nations in the city ...More..

Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before his death
by | Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before his death

Attorney General William Barr removed the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons on Monday, more than a week after convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in jail, putting the federal p...More..

USA military tests ground-based cruise missile
by | Tuesday, August 20, 2019

USA military tests ground-based cruise missile

On Sunday, the Pentagon flight tested the missile at San Nicolas Island, California. Notably, it stated that the "test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted its target after more...More..