Global Climate Strike at City Hall Friday

It's the third School Strike 4 Climate, but this time organisers called on the wider public to join - dozens of businesses and organisations across the country are promising to shut their doors and take part. Green Party co-leader James Shaw said the... More..

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Trump Administration Proposes Resettling 18,000 Refugees in US Next Year
by | Friday, September 27, 2019

Trump Administration Proposes Resettling 18,000 Refugees in US Next Year

Even that low figure may overstate the number of slots that could be open for unanticipated crises, since numerous openings have been allocated. "To cut the number of refugees the US will accept to this low...More..

Sheikh Mohammed reacts to the first Emirati in space
by | Friday, September 27, 2019

Sheikh Mohammed reacts to the first Emirati in space

Almansoori will spend eight days at the orbiting laboratory as a spaceflight participant under a contract between the UAE and Roscosmos. Aboard were NASA astronaut Jessica Meir , Oleg Skripochka of the Russi...More..

5.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Istanbul, no damage seen
by | Friday, September 27, 2019

5.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Istanbul, no damage seen

The epicenter of the quake was the Sea of Marmara. Landing in Istanbul's Ataturk Airport returning from his visit to the UN General Assembly in New York, Turkey's President Erdogan said eight people were ...More..

Astronaut Tweets out incredible image from International Space Station
by | Friday, September 27, 2019

Astronaut Tweets out incredible image from International Space Station

They are expected to dock at the station just under six hours after launch. The trio will join the crew already on the International Space Station: Russians Alexey Ovchinin and Alexander Skvortsov, NASA a...More..

Former French president Jacques Chirac dies at 86, Europe News & Top Stories
by | Friday, September 27, 2019

Former French president Jacques Chirac dies at 86, Europe News & Top Stories

He also ended compulsory military service and started moves that reintegrated France into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, reversing a 1960s policy. He tweeted his condolences in French to Chirac's family,...More..

Boris Johnson Loses Key Brexit Vote And Threatens Election
by | Thursday, September 26, 2019

Boris Johnson Loses Key Brexit Vote And Threatens Election

Opposition parties are challenging Prime Minister Boris Johnson's insistence that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on October 31 even without a deal, setting up a pivotal day in British po...More..

United States set to stay in global postal union after reform deal reached
by | Thursday, September 26, 2019

United States set to stay in global postal union after reform deal reached

The standoff at the UPU, which sets worldwide postal rates, comes amid Trump's broader trade battle with China, with the U.S. charging that the current system penalizes American businesses. Asked whether cons...More..

MPs return to Commons after rowdy scenes
by | Thursday, September 26, 2019

MPs return to Commons after rowdy scenes

Boris Johnson was "inciting hatred towards MPs" in the House of Commons on Wednesday, says Labour MP Paula Sheriff. The highly charged debate came a day after the Supreme Court ruled Mr Johnson's suspensi...More..

Australian Capital Territory Legalises Personal Use & Growing of Cannabis
by | Thursday, September 26, 2019

Australian Capital Territory Legalises Personal Use & Growing of Cannabis

Under the new laws, residents of the ACT are allowed to possess up to 50 grams for personal use . The bill put forward by Mr Pettersson states: "It is important to note that, even after the passage of th...More..

Princess Beatrice engaged: Prince Andrew announces engagement via social media
by | Thursday, September 26, 2019

Princess Beatrice engaged: Prince Andrew announces engagement via social media

Princess Beatrice's sister Eugenie posted her congratulations on Instagram and shared a photograph taken by herself of the happy couple, adding: 'Beabea - wow! The photographer said: "Everything clicks whe...More..

Venezuelan, Iranian officials banned from entering US
by | Thursday, September 26, 2019

Venezuelan, Iranian officials banned from entering US

Russia supports all legitimate bodies of power in Venezuela , including the institution of presidency, and President Nicolas Maduro's dialogue with the opposition forces, Russian President Vladimir Putin sai...More..

European Union court: Right to be forgotten applies only in EU
by | Thursday, September 26, 2019

European Union court: Right to be forgotten applies only in EU

The right, which allows people to demand Google remove or delist links to information about themselves not in the public interest, was introduced in 2014 to protect people's privacy . Google refused and was ...More..

Taoiseach to meet Boris Johnson in NY amid ongoing Brexit impasse
by | Thursday, September 26, 2019

Taoiseach to meet Boris Johnson in NY amid ongoing Brexit impasse

Boris Johnson has touched down in NY, where he will discuss Brexit with Angela Merkel , Emmanuel Macron , Leo Varadkar and Donald Tusk. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to meet his European...More..

WashPost: Top US Spy Official Threatened to Quit If Pressured on Testimony
by | Thursday, September 26, 2019

WashPost: Top US Spy Official Threatened to Quit If Pressured on Testimony

The House and Senate intelligence committees have been working to pry loose the complaint, which was withheld from Congress and started a firestorm over President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine . Testi...More..

Imran reiterates nuclear blackmail if world doesn't pressure India
by | Thursday, September 26, 2019

Imran reiterates nuclear blackmail if world doesn't pressure India

While addressing a news conference along with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Maleeha Lodhi in NY, he warned the situation could get worse if urgent e...More..

The affects of climate change are accelerating, according to experts
by | Thursday, September 26, 2019

The affects of climate change are accelerating, according to experts

That's one of the top-line conclusions detailed in a new IPCC report released Wednesday . The report , put together by more than 100 experts based on 7,000 scientific studies, said "unprecedented" changes...More..

Arab lawmakers endorse Benny Gantz for prime minister
by | Thursday, September 26, 2019

Arab lawmakers endorse Benny Gantz for prime minister

With final results all but in, neither Gantz nor Netanyahu command a majority in parliament, so the Arab List's decision to end its usual policy of withholding support for any candidate in the wake of election...More..

Sneak Peek at 'Starfish' Shaped Daxing International Airport in Beijing, China
by | Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sneak Peek at 'Starfish' Shaped Daxing International Airport in Beijing, China

Airline operators China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines will lead the first flights out of Daxing at 15:45 local time (07:45 GMT), said the China News Service. British Airways, Cathay Pacific and...More..

Wang hopes for progress in China-US trade talks
by | Thursday, September 26, 2019

Wang hopes for progress in China-US trade talks

Touting what he argued were the benefits of his tariff war with China, Trump reiterated his hope that a trade agreement "beneficial to both countries" could be struck. "For now and for the foreseeable future, t...More..

by | Thursday, September 26, 2019

"Transcript of Trump’s call with Ukrainian leader ‘highly incriminating", Amash says

Trump's critics allege he using his powers as president to press Ukraine to dig up damaging information on Joe Biden - now the front-runner in the Democratic presidential primary - during the call. She said t...More..

Adam Schiff says the Ukraine transcript shows a 'classic mafia-like shakedown'
by | Thursday, September 26, 2019

Adam Schiff says the Ukraine transcript shows a 'classic mafia-like shakedown'

But Schiff said he doesn't believe it matters whether there was an explicit quid pro quo , arguing "Ukraine knew what it needed to do if it wanted to get military assistance". "We don't ask foreign governm...More..

IG Found 'Whistleblower' Had 'Political Bias' in Favor of Trump 2020 Rival
by | Thursday, September 26, 2019

IG Found 'Whistleblower' Had 'Political Bias' in Favor of Trump 2020 Rival

Lewis is one of the most influential Democrats in his caucus and an ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , who has so far discouraged impeachment. The connection to Mr Barr marks a potentially serious issue fo...More..

Multinational crew lifts off for International Space Station
by | Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Multinational crew lifts off for International Space Station

Through its Artemis program, NASA will send the first woman and next man to the surface the Moon by 2024, as part of its broader Moon to Mars exploration approach. Meir and Skripochka plan to stay for more t...More..

by | Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Lawmakers, staff to view whistleblower complaint

Biden and his son Hunter, the administration had said it would neither turn over the whistleblower's complaint to the Director of National Intelligence nor cooperate with any probe. "We await the release of...More..

Benjamin Netanyahu given first chance to form Israeli government after stalemate election
by | Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Benjamin Netanyahu given first chance to form Israeli government after stalemate election

The leader of Israel's Likud party, Benjamin Netanyahu, might be awarded with the first premiership in a proposed rotation scheme with rival Blue and White Party, but Blue and White leader Benny Gantz will serv...More..

China slams Trump 'lies' on Hong Kong, treatment of Muslims
by | Wednesday, September 25, 2019

China slams Trump 'lies' on Hong Kong, treatment of Muslims

He also warned that the world was watching how Beijing handles mass demonstrations in Hong Kong that have heightened fears of a potential Chinese crackdown. At the same time, Mr Wang said the two countries need...More..

Barrage of boos: Pro-Maduro lawmakers return to Venezuela assembly
by | Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Barrage of boos: Pro-Maduro lawmakers return to Venezuela assembly

Welcoming the leftist leader at the Kremlin, Putin reiterated support for Maduro but also indicated the Venezuelan president should be open to dialogue with his critics. Moscow has been one of Maduro's bigges...More..

Karl Stefanovic rips into 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg
by | Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Karl Stefanovic rips into 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg

Fox News has issued an apology to climate change activist Greta Thunberg , after one of its contributors referred to the teen as a "mentally ill Swedish child". He's the President. What's he gonna do, chang...More..

Resign for misleading Britain, Labour's Corbyn tells UK PM Johnson
by | Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Resign for misleading Britain, Labour's Corbyn tells UK PM Johnson

Mr Johnson has already vowed not to resign from No 10 if he lost the case and is found to have misled Her Majesty - and will now be considering whether he can legally defy the court and ask the Queen to prorogu...More..

As Impeachment Talk Surges, Donald Trump To Release Transcript Of Ukraine Call
by | Wednesday, September 25, 2019

As Impeachment Talk Surges, Donald Trump To Release Transcript Of Ukraine Call

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) plans to bring the Ukraine discussion to the House floor on Wednesday. Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky and his U.S. Ukraine has been a focus of US interest, and ...More..

The Amazon is not being destroyed, says Brazil president Bolsonaro
by | Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Amazon is not being destroyed, says Brazil president Bolsonaro

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday defended his country's preservation of the Amazon rainforest and accused some worldwide media outlets of lying about fires in the rainforest. "They even called into...More..

Thomas Cook crew member gives emotional speech to passengers on final flight
by | Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Thomas Cook crew member gives emotional speech to passengers on final flight

Major European tour operators only started to return to Tunisia past year after militants in 2015 killed 39 tourists, mostly British , in an attack on a beach in Sousse and 21 people in the Bardo National Muse...More..

USA / Trump complains he deserves Nobel Prize
by | Wednesday, September 25, 2019

USA / Trump complains he deserves Nobel Prize

Notably, President Trump , in a joint media briefing with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan , was asked if he was willing to mediate on the Kashmir conflict, to which he replied "I am ready, willing and able...More..

Several people killed, numerous injured as Typhoon Tapah hits southern S. Korea
by | Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Several people killed, numerous injured as Typhoon Tapah hits southern S. Korea

Typhoon Tapah earlier lashed parts of Japan's southern islands with heavy rain and winds that caused flooding and some minor injuries. Meanwhile, airlines operating in Japan called off around 410 domestic fli...More..