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Italian PM to resign, denounces Salvini for sinking government

20 August 2019

ROME – Italy’s prime minister announced his resignation on Tuesday as he made a blistering attack on his own interior minister, Matteo Salvini, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for personal and political gain. Read More


New Uber boss in London

20 August 2019

LONDON– Uber appointed a new boss for Britain and Ireland on Monday just over a month before its licence expires in London, one of its most important global markets where the regulator has previously stripped it of its right to operate. Read More


Islamic State claims Afghan wedding blast as families bury the dead

19 August 2019

KABUL – The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the country faces even if the Taliban agrees a pact with the United States. Read More


Hong Kong protesters throng streets peacefully in pouring rain

18 August 2019

HONG KONG – Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied peacefully in Hong Kong on Sunday, filling major thoroughfares under torrential downpours in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub. Read More


UK faces food, fuel and drugs shortages in no-deal Brexit

18 August 2019

LONDON – Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents leaked to the Sunday Times show. Read More


Sudanese army and civilians seal interim power-sharing deal

17 August 2019

KHARTOUM – Sudan’s main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday signed a final power-sharing deal that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventually elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir. Read More


Drought depleting Sydney water supply

17 August 2019

SYDNEY – Australia’s biggest city Sydney is running down its water supply at the fastest rate on record with dams expected to fall below half maximum capacity due to the worst drought on record, the government said on Friday. Read More


Easy Rider actor Peter Fonda passes at age 79

17 August 2019

LOS ANGELES – Oscar nominated actor Peter Fonda, who played a cool and introspective motorcyclist in the 1969 film Easy Rider that captured the spirit of the era’s counterculture movement, died on Friday at age 79, his family said in a statement. Read More


Greenland tells Trump it is open for business but not for sale

16 August 2019

COPENHAGEN – Greenland on Friday dismissed the notion that it might be up for sale after reports that United States President Donald Trump had privately discussed with his advisers the idea of buying the world’s biggest island. Read More


Dozens of child sex abuse victims sue Catholic Church in New York after change in law

15 August 2019

NEW YORK – Dozens of people in New York state who were victims of sexual abuse as children sued the Roman Catholic Church in New York on Wednesday, the first day a new law temporarily enabled them to file lawsuits over decades-old crimes. Read More


With 78 days to Brexit, British parliament ready to take on PM

14 August 2019

LONDON – The British parliament is set for a September showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “do or die” pro-Brexit government and those implacably opposed to leaving the European Union without a divorce deal. Read More


Warden at New York jail where financier Epstein died is removed

14 August 2019

WASHINGTON – United States Attorney General William Barr ordered the removal of the warden at the federal jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, the Justice Department said on Tuesday,... Read More


Clashes at Hong Kong airport after flights halted

13 August 2019

HONG KONG – Police and protesters clashed at Hong Kong’s international airport on Tuesday evening after flights were disrupted for a second day and the political crisis in the former British colony deepened. Read More


Hong Kong mops up after weekend of violence, braces for more protests

12 August 2019

HONG KONG – Metro stations in Hong Kong resumed regular service on Monday and streets were being cleaned of debris as the city recovered from another night of violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police, with more protests planned this week. Read More


Universal cancels The Hunt movie release after criticism

11 August 2019

LOS ANGELES – Universal Pictures on Saturday cancelled the release of The Hunt, a satirical thriller about a group of Americans who are captured to be hunted and killed for sport, following apparent criticism by President Donald Trump and a recent series of mass shootings.... Read More


Typhoon Lekima: 22 dead and a million evacuated in China

10 August 2019

At least 22 people have been killed and more than a million forced from their homes as Typhoon Lekima hit China, according to state media. Officials said the deaths were caused by a landslide triggered by the storm. Ten others have been reported missing. Read More


Epstein commits suicide in jail

10 August 2019

NEW YORK – United States billionaire Jeffrey Epstein took his own life overnight in a lower Manhattan jail cell where he was being held without bail on federal sex-trafficking charges, a source said on Saturday. Read More


Canada praises ‘grit’ of Canadians detained in China

10 August 2019

CALGARY – Canada’s foreign minister on Friday praised two Canadian men detained in China for their “grit” and “tenacity,” as the countries’ diplomatic feud entered its eighth month. Read More


WhatsApp flaw ‘puts words in your mouth’

09 August 2019

A newly-released tool that exploits a vulnerability in Facebook’s WhatsApp allows you to “put words in people’s mouths”, researchers say. A team from cybersecurity firm Checkpoint has demonstrated how the tool can be used to alter the text within quoted messages, making... Read More


Trump visits mass shooting victims; protesters shout 'Do something!'

08 August 2019

EL PASO, Texas – United States President Donald Trump met victims and first responders from last weekend’s deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio on Wednesday, as chanting protesters accused him of inflaming tensions with anti-immigrant and racially charged rhetoric. Read More


Trump visits El Paso

08 August 2019

EL PASO, Texas – United States President Donald Trump met victims and first responders from last weekend’s deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio on Wednesday, as chanting protesters accused him of inflaming tensions with anti-immigrant and racially charged rhetoric. Read More


Do you believe the Rock Hall squatters should be entitled to a $25 000 grant or a loan to move out of the area?