Iranian tanker no longer has Turkey destination

Its location is now south of mainland Greece, west of the island of Crete. Iran's supertanker Adrian Darya, formerly known as Grace-1, was released by the government of Gibraltar more than a month after it had been captured by the United Kingdom ... More..

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G7 leaders reach deal to offer help fighting Amazon wildfires
by | Monday, August 26, 2019

G7 leaders reach deal to offer help fighting Amazon wildfires

On Sunday two Hercules C-130 aircraft dropped thousands of litres of water in an attempt to douse the fires but hundreds of new blazes broke out. Heavy smoke blanketed the city of Porto Velho in the northwe...More..

U.S. president says China wants to negotiate over trade war
by | Monday, August 26, 2019

U.S. president says China wants to negotiate over trade war

Speaking to reporters at the outset of his first bilateral meeting of the day with Egypt's President, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, Trump also claimed that Macron "asked me for approval" before inviting Iran's foreign ...More..

PGA Tour under scrutiny after lightning strikes injure spectators
by | Monday, August 26, 2019

PGA Tour under scrutiny after lightning strikes injure spectators

McIlroy carded a 66 in the final round, finishing on 18-under, four shots clear of Xander Schauffele . The Ireland native joined Tiger Woods as the only players to win the FedEx Cup at least twice. The start...More..

Warning shot stokes fear of violence in Hong Kong
by | Monday, August 26, 2019

Warning shot stokes fear of violence in Hong Kong

Protesters threw bricks and Molotov cocktails, and police fired multiple volleys of tear gas over the course of the afternoon. More demonstrations are planned in the days and weeks ahead, including a rally at...More..

Man pinned, killed in New York City elevator accident
by | Monday, August 26, 2019

Man pinned, killed in New York City elevator accident

Waisbren had been living in NY for six years, but it isn't immediately clear how long he had been a resident in the $3,600 per month residential building. 'Elevators are the safest form of travel in NY, due to ...More..

Demand for Risk Plummets as Trump Orders US Manufacturers Out of China
by | Monday, August 26, 2019

Demand for Risk Plummets as Trump Orders US Manufacturers Out of China

The second batch of goods is to be hit on December 15. "It's impossible for businesses to plan for the future in this type of environment", said senior vice president of government relations David French. S...More..

Seven people killed in mid-air disaster in Mallorca Spain
by | Monday, August 26, 2019

Seven people killed in mid-air disaster in Mallorca Spain

According to local media, the chopper was on a sightseeing tour and carrying at least one Italian citizen. The helicopter was registered in Germany, police said. The accident happened at around 13.36 on Sunda...More..

Turkey's Erdogan Says He Will Discuss Syria's Idlib With Trump
by | Monday, August 26, 2019

Turkey's Erdogan Says He Will Discuss Syria's Idlib With Trump

Heavy strikes continued to hit the south of Idlib province, including around Maarat al-Numan, a city that has been a sanctuary for families fleeing former rebel areas around the country. US and Turkish leaders ...More..

Iran FM arrives in France's Biarritz as G7 summit convenes
by | Monday, August 26, 2019

Iran FM arrives in France's Biarritz as G7 summit convenes

Macron has urged Trump to offer some sort of relief to Iran, such as lifting sanctions on oil sales to China and India, or a new credit line to enable exports, according to the AFP. Asked if he had any secon...More..

Iranian oil tanker pursued by US headed to Turkey
by | Monday, August 26, 2019

Iranian oil tanker pursued by US headed to Turkey

It was impounded off Gibraltar in July and released last Sunday after local authorities rejected a legal attempt by the U.S.to detain it. Adrian Darya is now sailing along the southern coast of Sicily. Experts ...More..

International Emergency Economic Powers Act fuels Donald Trump China trade 'order'
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

International Emergency Economic Powers Act fuels Donald Trump China trade 'order'

Even without the emergency threat, Trump's retaliatory action Friday - further raising tariffs on Chinese exports to the USA - had already sparked widespread outrage from the business community. "It's time to...More..

Israel to Allow Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Enter Country to Visit Family
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

Israel to Allow Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Enter Country to Visit Family

Trump's comment came amid a string of tweets Friday responding to Tlaib's announcement that she would not travel to Israel to visit her grandmother despite having been granted permission to enter the countr...More..

Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh making longshot GOP challenge to Trump
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh making longshot GOP challenge to Trump

Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld (R) is the only other Republican to launch a primary challenge against Trump so far. Walsh has since soured on Trump. "It's his poor record that makes him most worthy o...More..

by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

Israel attacks Lebanon's Hezbollah, as part of its expanding anti-Iran campaign

Just hours before, the Israeli military said it had been able late Saturday to thwart an attempt by an Iranian force to attack northern Israel with drones using explosives. In recent days, US officials have sai...More..

Macron Tells Trump of Plan to Ease Iran Tension
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

Macron Tells Trump of Plan to Ease Iran Tension

He was supposed to discuss those ideas with Trump on the sidelines of the G7, which also comprises Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan and the EU. Macron , who has led mediation efforts, met Iranian Forei...More..

Rohingya Crisis Continues 2 Years After Myanmar Atrocities
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

Rohingya Crisis Continues 2 Years After Myanmar Atrocities

Addressing another occasion in the capital, Obaidul said that the government was putting its highest effort to bring Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting chairman Tarique Rahman back to country to ensure punis...More..

NASA Probing Allegation of First Crime in Space
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

NASA Probing Allegation of First Crime in Space

KPRC2 in Houston reported that Worden had a son prior to meeting McClain "conceived through in vitro fertilization carried by a surrogate". "I was pretty appalled that she would go that far", Worden was quo...More..

USA officials confirm Israeli strike in Iraq
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

USA officials confirm Israeli strike in Iraq

USA officials now confirm Israel was responsible for at least one of them. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently indicated that his country was behind the airstrikes that have hit bases and...More..

More protests in Hong Kong
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

More protests in Hong Kong

Demonstrators say they are fighting the erosion of the "one country, two systems" arrangement that enshrines a high degree of autonomy for Hong Kong since it was handed back from British to Chinese rule in 19...More..

Iran unveils home-grown missile defence system AFP, Tehran
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

Iran unveils home-grown missile defence system AFP, Tehran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday hailed Iran's growing strength against the USA pressures, official IRNA news agency reported. Iran's president said that talks with the United States on the co...More..

New allies Vietnam, Australia express concern over South China Sea tensions
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

New allies Vietnam, Australia express concern over South China Sea tensions

At least two Vietnamese navy ships, including the Russian-built Quang Trung frigate, have been closely shadowing the Chinese vessels, the data showed. Mr Morrison said countries in the Indo-Pacific should be fr...More..

Syria Says It Responded to Attack Over Damascus
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

Syria Says It Responded to Attack Over Damascus

A senior Revolutionary Guards commander has denied that Iranian targets had been hit in Israeli air strikes in Syria , the semi-official ILNA news agency reported. Israel has repeatedly bombed Iranian target...More..

United Kingdom to tell Trump to de-escalate trade tensions
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

United Kingdom to tell Trump to de-escalate trade tensions

US President Donald Trump, who has consistently praised Johnson, has predicted a speedy US-UK trade deal after Brexit, the BBC reported. "If Donald Tusk doesn't want to go down as Mr No Deal , then I hope th...More..

Trump lunches with Emmanuel Macron before G-7 as trade tensions rise
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

Trump lunches with Emmanuel Macron before G-7 as trade tensions rise

The UK is at risk of being implicated in this. One force that could push leaders together is their joint vulnerability to an economic slowdown, especially the ones who, like Trump, are facing elections in the n...More..

Boris Johnson asks European Union to ‘get rid of’ backstop
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

Boris Johnson asks European Union to ‘get rid of’ backstop

Informed of Tusk's comments while flying over France's Atlantic coast into Biarritz , Johnson responded that a no deal Brexit would not be his responsibility. Nevertheless, Johnson has used the trip to indirec...More..

Russia-backed Syrian regime forces seize Khan Shaykhun
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

Russia-backed Syrian regime forces seize Khan Shaykhun

Turkey is keen to prevent a large-scale offensive in Idlib - home to three million people - where Turkey has 12 observation posts. On Wednesday, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said all of Turke...More..

Lightning strike at PGA tournament injures 5
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

Lightning strike at PGA tournament injures 5

They had no where to go", and that "Unfortunately, when it rains people stand under trees too, and that is the worst place to be". Eyewitnesses on the ground say the moment sounded like a bomb going off on the ...More..

Bernie Sanders unveils $16 trillion climate plan
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

Bernie Sanders unveils $16 trillion climate plan

Thousands of supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders rallied at Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Sacramento Thursday evening during his campaign swing this week in Northern California. It...More..

Divorcing Spouse Claims NASA Astronaut Committed Crime in Space
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

Divorcing Spouse Claims NASA Astronaut Committed Crime in Space

NASA astronaut Anne McClain told investigators she had accessed the bank account of her spouse while on a six-month mission aboard the ISS in preparation for her role in NASA's anticipated first all-female s...More..

Hong Kong Protesters Flood Streets for Eleventh Consecutive Weekend
by | Saturday, August 24, 2019

Hong Kong Protesters Flood Streets for Eleventh Consecutive Weekend

Another weekend of protests is underway in Hong Kong as Mainland Chinese police. Anti-extradition bill protesters gather at Victoria Park during a rally to demand democracy and political reforms in Hong Kong....More..

Hong Kong Protests: Police And Demonstrators Clash, Ending Stretch Of Calm
by | Saturday, August 24, 2019

Hong Kong Protests: Police And Demonstrators Clash, Ending Stretch Of Calm

The Kwun Tong station and three nearby stations will be closed completely until further notice. Station shops were closed. The protests began June 9 when hundreds of thousands of mostly young people marched...More..

Indian opposition leaders denied entry to Kashmir, sent back from airport
by | Saturday, August 24, 2019

Indian opposition leaders denied entry to Kashmir, sent back from airport

Earlier, the state administration urged them not to visit the state, saying attempts should not be made to disturb the gradual restoration of normalcy there. Opposition leaders criticised the government for hid...More..

Trump arrives in France today after escalating trade war with China
by | Saturday, August 24, 2019

Trump arrives in France today after escalating trade war with China

Speaking to reporters, Mr. Trump highlighted the "special relationship" between the US and France. Local Basque specialties include Espelette chili pepper, ham, dry sausage, ewe's cheese, traditional cream ...More..

Israeli forces set up roadblocks in West Bank after explosion injures family
by | Saturday, August 24, 2019

Israeli forces set up roadblocks in West Bank after explosion injures family

Medics from the Magen David Adom rescue service gave the ages of the two others as 46 and 20. The two wounded were taken by helicopter to hospital, the army said. Palestinian attacks have mostly involved gu...More..