Воскресенье, 19 Мая 2019
Latest news
Home » Worldwide

Worldwide

Pompeo: US will 'never recognise Russia's annexation of Crimea'

perth_map

Trump said last week he would invite Putin to Washington for an autumn meeting, a daring rebuttal to fierce criticism over their summit in Helsinki , in which he appeared to give credence to the Russian leader's assertion that Moscow did not interfere in the 2016 us presidential election. Read More »

Dead baby is found abandoned on board AirAsia flight to Delhi

perth_map

The infant was found "lifeless and abandoned" in one of the plane's lavatories when the aircraft was being prepared for landing, according to a statement released by the airliner. A six-month-old foetus was recovered from a lavatory of an AirAsia plane after it landed here from Guwahati on Wednesday, the police said. They are investigating if the baby was a stillborn. Read More »

North Korea could return United States soldiers' remains on Friday

perth_map

Repatriating the remains of USA soldiers who perished during the 1950-53 Korean War was part of an agreement signed by Kim and Trump during their landmark summit in Singapore last month . But despite the "productive" discussions and continued efforts to engage in talks with the North, Pompeo confirmed that the regime continues to make material for nuclear weapons. Read More »

Saudi Red Sea oil shipments halted after Houthi attack

perth_map

Reuters quoted Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih as saying "Saudi Arabia is temporarily halting all oil shipments through Bab al-Mandeb Strait immediately until the situation becomes clearer and the maritime transit through Bab al-Mandeb is safe". Read More »

Turkey's central bank under pressure to hike rates amid plunging lira

perth_map

Tuesday's decision "wasn't about monetary policy, it was about the independence of the central bank", Viktor Szabo, a senior investment manager at Aberdeen Standard Investments, told the WSJ. Human Rights Watch said it would "preserve numerous abusive powers granted to the president and executive" under the state of emergency . The president had already alarmed investors by vowing to have a greater say in monetary policy and continually pressing the bank to reduce rates to boost growth, in ... Read More »

Japan executes remaining Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult members

Cult members used umbrellas to puncture plastic bags, releasing sarin, a deadly nerve agent developed by the Nazis, inside subway cars just as the trains approached the Kasumigaseki station, Japan's main government district. "With the 13 members executed, perhaps the case is closed from the point of view of criminal justice", Shizue Takahashi, whose husband was killed in the subway attack, told reporters. Read More »

Trump administration says 463 parents of migrant children may have been deported

perth_map

A judge had ordered the Trump Administration to reunite all children ages 5 and up by Thursday. "This is a remarkable achievement", Judge Dana Sabraw told the government's attorneys in a hearing to take stock of progress. More than 120 others have signaled that they want to be deported without being reunified, leaving their children in the U.S. "We have concerns about misinformation given to these parents about their rights to fight deportation without their children". Read More »

N rejects election results

perth_map

Pakistanis began voting in a historic third straight election ending a campaign marred by widespread allegations of manipulation that local and worldwide rights group say imperils the country's wobbly transition to democratic rule. Under Pakistani law, separate seats are reserved for women and for non-Muslim minorities, who comprise 4 percent of the population. Khan is campaigning on populist promises to build a "New Pakistan", vowing to eradicate corruption, clean up the environment and ... Read More »

Blast reported outside U.S. embassy in Beijing, China

perth_map

The US Embassy in Beijing . Police officers are seen standing guard near the US embassy in Beijing , China July 26, 2018. Another witness said seven to eight police vehicles were seen near the embassy located in Beijing's Chaoyang district and the road next to the complex has been closed off. Read More »

Grim house search yields more bodies in Greek fires, 81 dead

How many people are missing? When the fires broke out late Monday, terrified residents and tourists were overtaken by the flames in homes, on foot or in their cars. Fire service spokeswoman Stavroula Malliri said that a further 164 adults and 23 children were being treated in hospitals for injuries after the fires broke out near Athens . Read More »

Trump, Juncker tout deal pulling back from US-EU trade war

perth_map

After the 10 percent tariff on aluminum and 25 percent on steel, The Washington Post reported that Trump is considering slapping a 25 percent tariff on automobiles, an idea that has drawn fierce criticism from European Union officials - from where many U.S. Read More »

Philippine Duterte pledges to press ahead with a war on drugs

perth_map

On Monday, Duterte acknowledged the millions of OFWs for their sacrifices and great contributions to the economy. "It saps the morale or the morale of dedicated and honest government workers", he said . Duterte's cursing the chief and members of the United Nations Human Rights Council, and threatening to throw them to the crocodiles also did not sit well with 64 percent of the respondents. Read More »

More than 220 dead in IS attacks on southern Syria

perth_map

Opposition fighters who oppose a regime takeover can board buses with their families to be ferried to areas still under rebel control in the country's north. The Britain-based Observatory said three suicide attackers set off booby-trapped belts in Sweida city, as other blasts hit villages to the north and east. Read More »

Sen. Jeff Merkley: North Korea is 'playing its normal game' with Trump

perth_map

Pompeo said there were "lots of discussions" underway that he was not at liberty to discuss and "We have not been taken for a ride, senator". The historic Singapore summit followed a meeting between Kim and South Korea's Moon Jae-in at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone that has separated North and South Korea for 65 years. Read More »

House Conservatives File to Impeach Rod Rosenstein

perth_map

Jordan and Meadows are the co-chairs of the House Freedom Caucus . Reps. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R., Ohio), along with nine co-sponsors, filed articles of impeachment against Mr. House Republicans have been ramping up their attacks on the deputy attorney general in recent weeks, accusing him of withholding documents and being insufficiently transparent in his handling of the probe led by special counsel Robert S. Read More »

Toronto shooting: Julianna Kozisl, 10, killed in Greektown massacre identified by police

perth_map

Hussain had no prior criminal record and had not been on the radar of Canada's security agencies, he said. Since the shooting , there have been increased calls to update Canada's "outdated gun-control laws". She was involved in the youth wing of the federal Liberal party and was remembered as a young woman who was "smart, passionate and full of energy". "Knowing what I know of Reese, she would have been an exceptional nurse, because she was a natural caregiver". Read More »

'Get me a Coke!' What's in the Trump-Cohen audio, what's not

perth_map

Cohen and the future president discussed setting up a company to buy the rights to Playboy bunny Karen McDougal's story from American Media, the corporation that owns the National Enquirer . The tape then cuts off abruptly. "This tape is more evidence that [President Trump] himself was directly involved in a campaign finance law violation", he claimed in a tweet . Read More »

Stormy Daniels and hubby to divorce

perth_map

According to TMZ , Crain has been granted a restraining order against his estranged wife. The Twitter statement from attorney Michael Avenatti contained few details of the divorce petition other than to say it was filed last week and to assert that its accuracy was "vehemently disputed". Read More »

Swedish student's video protest to stop an asylum seeker being deported

perth_map

Elin Ersson , reportedly bought a ticket for a flight from Gothenburg to Turkey after learning that a 52-year-old man would then be transferred to another plane and deported to Afghanistan . "I knew that I had legal rights on my side", she added. As she continued filming and refusing to take her seat, passengers and flight attendants are heard on the video growing increasingly frustrated. Read More »

Cohen Tapes Erase Attorney-Client Privilege, 'Indication of a Fraud'

perth_map

And that could be of interest to investigators looking into whether Cohen violated election laws by orchestrating hush money payouts. Surrounded by reporters in the Oval Office Wednesday, President Trump refused to talk about a recording of a conversation between him and former attorney Michael Cohen . Read More »

American Airlines erases references to Taiwan after China demand

perth_map

The authority said Taiwan should not be placed on an equal footing with China and that airlines must call it "China Taiwan" or the "China Taiwan region". A growing number of global airlines, including Qantas and Singapore Airlines, had already changed their website classifications of Taiwan to "Taiwan, China". Read More »

Fires in Sweden: More than 25 thousand hectares of forest already burned

perth_map

Italy, France, Germany, Norway and Lithuania are all supplying firefighting aircraft or helicopters. Sweden's civil protection agency MSB counted 27 active fires across the country on Monday, half the previous day's number, as temperatures were expected to soar as high as 35 Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) this week. Read More »

Western Wall stone crashes down in Jerusalem - Newspaper

perth_map

The footage showed the stone falling from a height of about seven metres in a almost vacant section of the wall adjacent to its picture-postcard main plaza, where Jewish worshippers traditionally cram written prayers into crevices. The study was published in the July 2014 edition of the scientific journal Geology. "The stones that are made of finer crystals fall apart much more easily". Read More »

Putin’s Not So Sure He Wants to Meet With Trump in Washington

perth_map

Wresting control of a chamber would allow them to derail or stall much of Mr Trump's policy agenda, while ushering in more aggressive congressional oversight and investigation of the US President's administration. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also testified before a Senate committee that Russian Federation would face "severe consequences" for future election interference. Read More »

Brock Turner appeals assault conviction to avoid sex offender registration

perth_map

Eric Multhaup described Turner's actions as " outercourse ", meaning a sexual act while clothed rather than intent to rape. Brock Turner's lawyer tells appeals court... " I absolutely don't understand what you are talking about ", replied a baffled Justice Franklin D. Elia in response to Multhaup's arguments, WHIO reports. Read More »

Family of Justine Damond to file civil rights lawsuit Monday

perth_map

Mohamed Noor, who is no longer a police officer, was allegedly sitting in the front passenger seat of the police vehicle, shot across his partner and out the window at Damond Ruszczyk. City officials declined immediate comment and attorneys for Noor and Harrity did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Freeman, who had previously said he would avoid calling grand juries for officer-involved shootings did so before filing charges against Noor, citing a lack of cooperation from ... Read More »

After criticism, Trump delays second Putin meeting to next year

Top officials have been growing nervous since the White House announced that Russian president Vladimir Putin has been invited to Washington this fall. "That is something we reserve for allies", he said. He said that Trump, despite his denigration of the Mueller probe, accepts that there was Russian interference in the 2016 election and fully understands the threat posed by Moscow . Read More »

Trump star on Hollywood Walk of Fame destroyed again

perth_map

As the news station noted, this isn't the first time the star has been destroyed or damaged. In 2016, a man posed as an LA city construction worker and smashed the star with a sledgehammer. "I sort of had enough with Mr Trump's aggressive language toward women and his behaviour, his sexual violence with women and against women", Otis, a Hillary Clinton supporter, told the Times . Read More »

UK's Brexit negotiating position a 'far advanced offer' - Raab

perth_map

Also in the session, Robbins revealed that teams from the Cabinet Office Europe Unit as well as from the Treasury, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the Department for International Trade, have been working together to achieve "as frictionless trade as possible between the United Kingdom and the European Union". Read More »

Ron DeSantis calls Ocasio-Cortez 'this girl' in blasting her socialist views

perth_map

Ron DeSantis of the new Democratic breakout star from NY. "And that was reflected in the donors", Trent said. Ocasio-Cortez first came into the national spotlight in June after she surprisingly unseated 10-term incumbent Rep. Taking to Twitter , Ocasio-Cortez slammed the video , which had racked up over 1 million views. Ocasio-Cortez said it was "strange" DeSantis did not recognized that since roughly 75,000 Puerto Ricans relocated to Florida after Hurricane Maria past year. Read More »

American pastor detained in Turkey moved to house arrest

perth_map

We welcome long overdue news that Pastor Brunson has been moved from prison to house arrest in #Turkey , but it is not enough. The 50-year-old evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina was arrested in December 2016 for allegedly "committing crimes on behalf of terror groups", a reference to outlawed Kurdish militants and the network of USA -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is blamed for a failed coup attempt. Read More »

What's the deal with the Trump-Putin press conference video?

perth_map

USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow interfered to sway the vote toward Trump, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether Trump's campaign worked with the Russians. So far, only one foreign leader has addressed a joint meeting of Congress since Trump took office: French President Emmanuel Macron on April 25 . "I want to assure this committee that the United States does not, and will not, recognize the Kremlin's purported annexation of Crimea", he ... Read More »

Woman in 'loveless' marriage denied divorce by court

perth_map

But the Supreme Court refused to grant a divorce to the 68-year-old, saying they are not able to "change the law". Tini, who is in her late 60s, wants a divorce. It is also disappointing for the family law community which has been trying to take the heat out of divorce and encourage separating couples to behave respectfully and where possible amicably towards each other. Read More »

Heat wave across Japan kills 11 more people

perth_map

Therefore, with other parts of Japan witnessing similar scorching temperatures, it is essential that people listen to sound advice and take many precautions. Ms Koike also cited traditional ways of cooling in Japan, such as hanging straw screens and spraying water on road surfaces. "But our traditional wisdom is not enough to beat the heat like this", she said. Read More »