West Africa renames colonialism-linked CFA franc

While it will remain pegged to the euro, the currency bloc will not have to keep 50% of their reserves in the French Treasury and there will no longer be a French representative on the union's board. The ECO was the proposed name for the common curr... More..

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Zoran Milanovic leading Croatia's presidential elections: exit polls
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Zoran Milanovic leading Croatia's presidential elections: exit polls

The result of the elections, ahead of Croatia assuming the rotating presidency of the European Union for the first time on January 1, could influence the general elections that the country will hold at the en...More..

Putin Responds to American Journalist on Trump Impeachment
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Putin Responds to American Journalist on Trump Impeachment

Putin said he believes the president's job remains safe because of his party's majority: "It's unlikely they will want to remove their party member from office based on what are, in my opinion, completely fabri...More..

Tesco suspends Chinese supplier after prisoner labour report
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Tesco suspends Chinese supplier after prisoner labour report

A closer look revealed a note claiming to be from foreign inmates in China's Qingpu prison "forced to work against our will", he said . Florence, from Tooting in south London , stated she was writing her ...More..

First Alert Weather: Warming trend into the weekend
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

First Alert Weather: Warming trend into the weekend

A Wind Advisory is in effect until midnight tonight for winds of 10 - 20mph and gusts up to 35mph. Saturday night: Showers likely, mainly between 2 a.m. After a break on Tuesday , another cold storm sy...More..

Jharkhand jolt to BJP as Cong-JMM alliance surges ahead
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Jharkhand jolt to BJP as Cong-JMM alliance surges ahead

If indeed the trend pans out in the day, it will be the first ever pre-poll opposition alliance which has trumped the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form government on its own since the latter's resounding r...More..

White House predicts Nancy Pelosi to 'yield' on impeachment delay
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

White House predicts Nancy Pelosi to 'yield' on impeachment delay

Trump is accused of abusing his power by holding back $391 million in security aid to Ukraine in an effort to get Kiev to announce a corruption investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading can...More..

Five Sentenced to Death in Khashoggi Murder, Royal Aides Cleared
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Five Sentenced to Death in Khashoggi Murder, Royal Aides Cleared

The prosecutor will "study the verdict and look into filing an appeal", according to a statement. Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor says five people have been sentenced to death and three more to jail terms ...More..

Over 18 prisoners killed in clash at Honduras jail
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Over 18 prisoners killed in clash at Honduras jail

The incident came less than two days after at least 18 prisoners were killed and 16 others injured at another criminal facility. The prison is now under the control of the National Interinstitutional Security...More..

Hong Kong protesters rally in support of minority Uighurs
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Hong Kong protesters rally in support of minority Uighurs

Hong Kong riot police pepper sprayed protesters to disperse crowds in the heart of the city's financial district on Sunday after a largely peaceful rally in support of China's ethnic Uighurs turned chaotic...More..

Canada to US: Don't sign China deal until Canadians released
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Canada to US: Don't sign China deal until Canadians released

Meng's detention is linked to the US trade war with China. China's foreign ministry said on Friday that an investigation into two Canadians detained on state security charges since December a year ago had end...More..

MPs back withdrawal agreement bill in House of Commons
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

MPs back withdrawal agreement bill in House of Commons

The British news report said that nothing has been formally agreed yet, but it is evident that both country leaders will meet sometime early in the next year. That means ensuring a Brexit withdrawal agreement...More..

Ethiopia joins the space race after launching first satellite
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Ethiopia joins the space race after launching first satellite

Due to the better imaging capacity and higher positioning accuracy, the satellite will be a massive help for land classification, environmental protection surveillance including monitoring of the Amazon rainfor...More..

Germany, EU hit out at U.S. over sanctions on Russian gas pipeline
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Germany, EU hit out at U.S. over sanctions on Russian gas pipeline

Senate committee on December 18 but has not faced a full vote yet. The goal, according to the act, is to "minimize the ability" of Russian Federation to use Nord Stream 2 "as a tool of coercion and politica...More..

Trump wanted Ukraine-aid details weeks before Zelensky call: documents
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Trump wanted Ukraine-aid details weeks before Zelensky call: documents

In it, Trump asked Zelensky to "look into" the allegations that Ukraine helped Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign and the role Joe Biden had in firing the chief prosecutor who had investigated the Ukrainian ga...More..

Death toll in India citizenship law protests climbs to 17
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Death toll in India citizenship law protests climbs to 17

The law does not apply to Muslims. Critics have slammed the law as a violation of India's secular constitution and have called it the latest effort by the Modi government to marginalise the country's 200 mill...More..

Thirteen injured in shooting at Chicago house party
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Thirteen injured in shooting at Chicago house party

The police statement said one of the people of interest, a 25-year-old male, was also a victim in the shooting . "It looked like they were just shooting randomly at people as they exited the party", he said....More..

13 people injured following shooting at house party in Chicago
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

13 people injured following shooting at house party in Chicago

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot addresses members of the press at the University of Chicago Hospital after multiple people were shot in the 5700 block of South May Street in the early hours of Sunday, Dec. "Peo...More..

Buttigieg, Warren spar over big dollar donors, fundraisers in wine caves
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Buttigieg, Warren spar over big dollar donors, fundraisers in wine caves

Elizabeth Warren candidates Elizabeth Ann Warren "unfair" impeachment, " Extreme Left "speaking to young Conservative Buttigieg's" Weinhöhlen "event goers detailed the fundraiser in a new op-ed MORE (D-Mass.),...More..

Heavy rain and gusty winds on the way for Sunday and Monday
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Heavy rain and gusty winds on the way for Sunday and Monday

We will stay dry for Christmas, but we will be monitoring for an active weather pattern to develop for the days after Christmas. If you're making travel plans during the week of Christmas, here's the scoop. ...More..

by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Party to honor Chicago shooting victim ends with 13 wounded

Chicago police guard a crime scene in Chicago after several people were shot there. "Then a vehicle was driving down the street". Waller described three different shooting scenes at the residential locat...More..

Trump officially launches US Space Force
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Trump officially launches US Space Force

Many other decisions remain about the service, its makeup and its culture. It was established on December 20, 2019 with enactment of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and will be stood-u...More..

Van Drew, who voted against impeachment, joining GOP
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Van Drew, who voted against impeachment, joining GOP

All Pelosi told her caucus during its weekly whip meeting Thursday was what she told the press the night before - that she was not prepared to name impeachment managers until seeing what the trial process wil...More..

Delhi cuts mobiles as India protests rage nationwide
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Delhi cuts mobiles as India protests rage nationwide

Still, on Friday, some protesters clashed with police and set a vehicle alight before being scattered by a water cannon in a commercial in central Delhi close to where Modi held his rally on Sunday. Several pro...More..

United States slams ICC probe into alleged Israeli war crimes
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

United States slams ICC probe into alleged Israeli war crimes

Israel disputes this, citing security needs and biblical, historical and political connections to the land. "They are trying to turn the fact that Jews live in their homeland into a war crime ". "It will no...More..

Clive PD: Hit and run that injured girl was intentional | 1040 WHO
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Clive PD: Hit and run that injured girl was intentional | 1040 WHO

Franklin is being held in the Polk County Jail on a $1 million bond, and is also charged with assault, intoxication, possession of an undisclosed controlled substance and theft in the fifth degree, jail records...More..

Trump’s tirade at Democrats as they vote to impeach him
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

Trump’s tirade at Democrats as they vote to impeach him

Democratic Party front-runner Joe Biden is second, with 6/1 odds. Congress has headed home for the holidays leaving plans and a possible timeline for U.S. But Graham made clear the president has not been sw...More..

USA watching North Korea for 'Christmas gift' missile launch
by | Sunday, December 22, 2019

USA watching North Korea for 'Christmas gift' missile launch

In Washington , the White House said President Donald Trump discussed "recent threatening statements" by North Korea in a phone call with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Those talks have been stalled, ev...More..

Ex-CEO jailed after 35 workers took own lives
by | Sunday, December 22, 2019

Ex-CEO jailed after 35 workers took own lives

The court also found Orange guilty of the same charge, and fined it €75,000. The victims' families and unions accused France Telecom of systematic psychological abuse aimed at pushing out people at its almo...More..

Lawyer: US charges against WikiLeaks' Assange 'political'
by | Sunday, December 22, 2019

Lawyer: US charges against WikiLeaks' Assange 'political'

He is being held at the high-security Belmarsh Prison ahead of his court fight against extradition to the USA, where he faces 18 charges, including conspiring to commit computer intrusion. Baraister also seemed...More..

Twitter suspends accounts it says are linked to Saudi Arabia
by | Sunday, December 22, 2019

Twitter suspends accounts it says are linked to Saudi Arabia

Twitter says it has removed almost 6,000 accounts it has deemed tied to a state-backed information operation in Saudi Arabia. It is one of the first such misinformation efforts to use material generated by AI...More..

'Happy to be back:' Relieved son of Russian spies returns to Canada
by | Sunday, December 22, 2019

'Happy to be back:' Relieved son of Russian spies returns to Canada

He has managed to heal the relationship with his parents in the years since their secret was revealed and his life turned upside down. Vavilov appealed the decision all the way to the Supreme Court , which...More..

Two killed in North Carolina shooting
by | Sunday, December 22, 2019

Two killed in North Carolina shooting

Police Captain Steven Tolly said that the two employees were "long term co-workers" and that authorities are not aware of the source of the issues between the two. Haizlip was killed in a gunfight with police. ...More..

Twitter suspends 5,929 accounts it says are linked to Saudi Arabia
by | Sunday, December 22, 2019

Twitter suspends 5,929 accounts it says are linked to Saudi Arabia

Twitter has permanently suspended all of these accounts from its platform. More than one social media account of US government institutions has been blocked because of the manipulative operations carried out a...More..

Catastrophic conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia
by | Sunday, December 22, 2019

Catastrophic conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia

Morrison said the government is considering calls to pay volunteer firefighters, but noted that is "in the first instance" a matter for state governments. Dramatic images of the fires at Balmoral, south west of...More..