Thu, 21 Nov 2019

Swedish prosecutor discontinues investigation into Julian Assange

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - After pursuing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for nearly a decade, Sweden on Monday abandoned its investigation of ...

Men caught smuggling 233kgs of Cocaine from Mexico to Australia

SYDNEY, Australia - Federal and state agencies in Australia and overseas have had a major breakthrough in a weeks-long investigation ...

Trump overturns decades-long policy on Israeli settlements

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. President Donald Trump has bowed to pressure by Israel to up-end a decades-long policy of regarding ...

Violence at Hong Kong protests turns ugly

HONG KONG - A number of protesters in Hong Kong have accidently caught fire after throwing petrol bombs and molotov ...

One third of Afghan population facing severe acute food insecurity

Over the last three months (August to October 2019), around one-third of the Afghan population required urgent humanitarian action, according ...

Search for gunman after shooting of ten people in Fresno

FRESNO, California - Fresno remains in shock after being the latest U.S. city to endure a mass shooting.The death toll ...

FBI indictment of Epstein did not extend to British prince accusations

WASHINGTON, DC - Charges leveled by the FBI against Jeffrey Epsten filed before his suicide did not extend to claims ...

Israeli army cops flak after blinding journalist in one eye

The International Federation of Journalists, the global advocacy group founded in1926, slammed the Israeli army for the shooting of a ...

Rohingya refugees get backing of international court

Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have authorized an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity, namely deportation, which have ...

Toxins Increase in Somali Crops Under Climate Shocks

Somalia is one of the world's countries worst affected by global warming, suffering near-constant droughts, heat waves and floods. Recent ...

Saudi King Urges Iran to Quit 'Harmful' Expansionism

Saudi Arabia's King Salman urged arch-rival Iran on Wednesday to abandon an expansionist ideology that has "harmed" its own people, ...

Democratic Presidential Contenders Prepare for Debate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Democratic presidential candidates hold their fifth debate Wednesday night in Atlanta, with the showdown taking place amid ...

US Offers Vietnam Coast Guard Ship to Help Patrol South China Sea

The United States will give Vietnam's coast guard a second cutter vessel, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced on Wednesday ...

Aung San Suu Kyi to Lead Myanmar's Defense in Genocide Case at ICJ

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi will lead the country's defense against allegations of genocide at the International Court of ...

Curious Kids: What would aliens be like?

Why do we always think that aliens would need similar life resources as we need on Earth for humans? The ...

World Television Day celebrates an integral part of modern life

"Television plays a crucial role in connecting the world to information and knowledge while providing an unsurpassed channel for mass ...

Ex-British Consulate Staff Says Chinese Police Tortured Him

BEIJING - A former employee of the British Consulate in Hong Kong says he was detained and tortured by Chinese ...

Who Is The Ethnic Serb Nationalist Slated To Lead Bosnia-Herzegovina?

Without a government for more than a year due to ethnic-political discord, Bosnia-Herzegovina took a big step toward resolving its ...

Pakistan Human Rights Activist Missing For Over A Week

A Pakistani human rights activist who was working on cases of human rights violations has been missing for more than ...

SA tourism hamstrung by safety and security issues

The issue of safety and security has become a severe threat to South Africa's very important tourism sector, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, ...

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U.S. markets decline in line with global slide

NEW YORK, New York - Sellers continued to dominate on Wall Street on Wednesday as prospects for a U.S. trade ...

Chinese rural sector to benefit from ADB and Alibaba tie-up

BEIJING, China - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Alibaba are joining forces to support China's rural vitalization plan.ADB Vice-President ...

Stocks in Asia broadly lower, greenback steady

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia were on the skids on Wednesday following the U.S. president's latest change of tune ...

East Asian corporate bonds now total $5.8 trillion

MANILA, Philippines - Emerging East Asia's local currency bond market posted steady growth during the third quarter of this year ...

U.S. president unexpectedly rattles investors over trade negotiations

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. industrial stocks were weaker on Tuesday. Tech shares made modest gains.U.S. President Donald Trump ...

European Union forecasting surplus for next year's budget

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Council and the European Parliament have reached agreement on an EU budget for 2020.The blueprint ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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