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Climate records tumble as Europe swelters in heatwave

25 July 2019

PARIS/LONDON – Soaring temperatures broke records in France, Britain and the Netherlands on Thursday as a heatwave gripped Europe for the second time in a month, in what scientists said were becoming more frequent events as the planet heats up. Read More


Mueller says Trump not exonerated

25 July 2019

WASHINGTON – Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller emphasised on Wednesday he had not exonerated Donald Trump of obstruction of justice, as the president has claimed, but his long-awaited congressional testimony did little to add momentum to any Democratic impeachment... Read More


Joint effort to battle Portuguese wildfires

22 July 2019

VILA DE REI/MACAO, Portugal – Blazes in central Portugal reached houses on Sunday, forcing locals to take matters into their own hands as they tried to protect their homes from huge wildfires with buckets of water and hosepipes as strong winds fanned the flames. Read More


‘Apologise to America’, Trump tells Democratic congresswomen

21 July 2019

WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump on Sunday stepped up his attacks on four liberal Democrats in Congress, all women of colour who have criticised his policies, calling on them to apologise as he himself faced charges of racism. Read More


Ben Stokes nominated for New Zealander of the Year

21 July 2019

WELLINGTON – After ripping the heart out of New Zealand’s bleary-eyed cricket fans on Sunday with a man-of-the-match performance in the Cricket World Cup final, England all-rounder Ben Stokes has now been nominated for the New Zealander of the Year award. Read More


Russians protest barring of opposition candidates from elections

20 July 2019

MOSCOW – More than 10 000 people took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday to protest against the exclusion of most opposition-minded candidates from an election for the Russian capital’s legislature. Read More


Puerto Ricans demand that governor quit

20 July 2019

Thousands of Puerto Ricans, led by protesters on horseback with some banging drums and singing, marched on the governor’s residence on Friday demanding that he resign over hundreds of vulgar and offensive leaked chat messages. Read More


Rapper Meek Mill seeks new trial to end decade-long probation

18 July 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Lawyers for Meek Mill on Tuesday asked a Pennsylvania appeals court to overturn a 2008 drugs and gun conviction that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity advocate for United States criminal justice reform. Read More


Hundreds protest in New York after police officer avoids charges in chokehold case

17 July 2019

NEW YORK – Several hundred people took to the streets of New York on Wednesday to protest a decision by the United States Department of Justice not to bring federal charges against a policeman accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man in 2014. Read More


WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify

17 July 2019

GENEVA – The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighbouring countries. Read More


Trump faces House condemnation after his tweets on minority congresswomen

17 July 2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump pressured fellow Republicans in the United States House of Representatives on Tuesday to support him and vote against a symbolic measure condemning his racially charged attacks on four minority Democratic congresswomen. Read More


HBO, Game of Thrones lead nominations for TV’s Emmy awards

16 July 2019

LOS ANGELES – HBO and its medieval fantasy blockbuster Game of Thrones led nominations, as expected, on Tuesday for the Emmy Awards, but the list of contenders for the highest honours in television was dominated by newcomers, many of them women. Read More


Lagarde resigns as IMF chief, starting race for her successor

16 July 2019

WASHINGTON – International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde submitted her resignation from the global crisis lender on Tuesday, citing more clarity about her nomination to lead the European Central Bank (ECB) as European legislators approved a new top bureaucrat.... Read More


‘Neo-Nazi’ sentenced to life plus 419 years

16 July 2019

CHARLOTTESVILLE – A Virginia state judge on Monday sentenced a self-professed neo-Nazi to a second life prison term for killing a demonstrator when he drove his car into a crowd protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville two years ago. Read More


US launches small-scale immigration raids as families hide

15 July 2019

United States authorities launched small-scale operations to arrest undocumented families over the weekend in a start to President Donald Trump’s plan to deport thousands of immigrants. Read More


Hong Kong extradition protesters escalate fight in suburbs

14 July 2019

HONG KONG – Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government’s handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the former British colony and eroding its freedoms. Read More


Partial blackout hits Manhattan

14 July 2019

NEW YORK – A wide swath of New York’s Manhattan borough was plunged into darkness Saturday after a transformer explosion knocked out power to subways, stores and Broadway theatres, but the city’s main utility said it had restored most power within hours. Read More


Barry makes landfall in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm

13 July 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Hurricane Barry made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday and weakened to a tropical storm, after a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier this week. Read More


May says she will leave disappointed after Brexit failure

13 July 2019

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will leave her job this month with a mixture of pride and disappointment after failing in her central pledge to lead the country out of the European Union and heal its divisions. Read More


Family ‘extremely concerned’ for man missing in Turkey

12 July 2019

LONDON - The family of a man missing in Turkey say they are “extremely concerned for his well-being” and that his disappearance is out of character. David Cann, 56, has not been seen since July 2, when he had breakfast at his hotel in Hisaronu and then told the manager... Read More


Undocumented migrants storm Pantheon monument in Paris

12 July 2019

PARIS – Hundreds of undocumented migrants calling themselves “black vests” stormed the Pantheon monument in central Paris on Friday demanding the right to remain in France. 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?