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    June 15

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Greece wants war reparations from Germany

06 June 2019

ATHENS – Greece has sent a diplomatic note to Germany urging it to discuss Athens’ claim for war reparations, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday. Read More


More violence in Sudan

05 June 2019

KHARTOUM – Sudan’s opposition on Tuesday rejected a plan by its military rulers to hold elections within nine months, a day after the worst bout of violence since President Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in April. Read More


High temperatures in India, Pakistan

04 June 2019

CHURU – Of the 15 hottest places in the world in the past 24 hours, eight were in India with the others in neighbouring Pakistan, according to weather monitoring website El Dorado. Read More


Trump accused of meddling

01 June 2019

LONDON - UK Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Saturday United States President Donald Trump’s comments endorsing Conservative front-runner Boris Johnson as the next prime minister were an “unacceptable interference” in Britain’s affairs. Read More


Sir Philip Green charged with misdemeanour assault in US

31 May 2019

British retail tycoon Sir Philip Green has been charged in the US with four counts of misdemeanour assault. The charges come after a fitness instructor in Arizona alleged that he repeatedly touched her inappropriately. The incidents, which Sir Philip strenuously... Read More


R. Kelly charged with new felony sex assault, abuse counts

31 May 2019

CHICAGO – Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly was charged on Thursday with 11 new felony counts of sexual assault and abuse that could, if he is convicted, send the R & B singer to prison for 30 years, the Chicago Sun Times reported. Read More


Johnson to appear in court over Brexit claims

30 May 2019

LONDON – Boris Johnson, the favourite to replace Theresa May as British prime minister, must appear in court over allegations he lied about Brexit by stating Britain would be 350 million pounds a week better off outside the European Union (EU), a judge ruled on Wednesday.... Read More


Knife-wielding man slashes schoolgirls at bus stop in Japan, killing two

28 May 2019

TOKYO – A knife-wielding man slashed at a group of schoolgirls at a bus stop in Japan on Tuesday, killing one girl and an adult who may have been the father of one child, media reported. Read More


US measles outbreak grows with 60 new measles cases across 26 states

27 May 2019

The United States recorded 60 new measles cases last week, taking confirmed cases for the year to 940, the worst outbreak since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000, federal health officials said on Monday. Read More


Global Youth Video Competition now open for applications

26 May 2019

Young people from around the world are encouraged to submit videos for the 2019 Global Youth Video Competition showcasing positive solutions. Read More


Six candidates enter contest to replace May as British prime minister

25 May 2019

LONDON – The contest to replace Theresa May as British prime minister hotted up on Saturday with six candidates now vying for a job whose central task will be to find a way to take a divided Britain out of the European Union. Read More


Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

25 May 2019

WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.... Read More


Pelosi wishes intervention for Trump

24 May 2019

WASHINGTON – House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday she wished President Donald Trump’s family or staff would conduct an “intervention” with him for the good of the United States. Read More


Theresa May to resign as prime minister

24 May 2019

LONDON – Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister. Read More


PM loses another cabinet member

23 May 2019

LONDON – Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom has quit the cabinet, saying she no longer believes the government’s approach will deliver Brexit. Read More


Hundreds rally at US Supreme Court, calling state abortion bans as step backward

22 May 2019

WASHINGTON – Abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking their party’s 2020 presidential nomination, rallied at the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by Republican-dominated legislatures in eight states.... Read More


Eiffel Tower climber in custody after daring ascent

21 May 2019

PARIS – Rescuers successfully talked down a man who scaled the upper heights of the Eiffel Tower on Monday, forcing the monument’s evacuation, and handed him over to police. Read More


Iran calls on Trump to address Iranians with respect, not threat of war

20 May 2019

LONDON – Iran urged the United States on Monday to address the Islamic Republic with respect, not threats of war, a day after United States President Donald Trump stoked concerns about a potential US-Iran conflict. Read More


Schwarzenegger struck by flying kick at South Africa sports event

19 May 2019

JOHANNESBURG – A man struck Arnold Schwarzenegger with a flying kick at a sports event in South Africa on Saturday, though the actor and former California governor later reassured fans that they needn’t worry about him. Read More


Austrian government collapses as far right leader caught in video sting

19 May 2019

VIENNA – Austria raced on Saturday toward a snap election as Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the plug on his coalition with the far right after its leader was caught on video offering to fix state contracts with a woman posing as a Russian oligarch’s niece. Read More


Pope pays tribute journalists killed; says press freedom vital

18 May 2019

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis paid tribute on Saturday to journalists killed while doing their jobs, saying media freedom is a key indicator of a country’s health. Read More


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