Worldwide

United Nations seeks $50.5 million for 'immediate' Indonesia disaster aid

United Nations seeks $50.5 million for 'immediate' Indonesia disaster aid Survivors of the quake and tsunami that hit Central Sulawesi last month have started to return to their homes, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said on Sunday. Despite that, Allibert said it had been hard to get permits for Sulawesi. A floating hospital run by the Indonesian navy and docked in Palu has already assisted with the delivery of four babies, local media reported. [Full Article...]

Brexit uncertainty weighing on Europe's economy, International Monetary Fund says, while global growth downgraded

Brexit uncertainty weighing on Europe's economy, International Monetary Fund says, while global growth downgraded Pakistan's previous government had set a growth rate target of 6.2 percent for the current fiscal year but worldwide and local institutions predict that the country will not be able to achieve this. When the US dollar strengthened earlier this year, investors feared emerging market economies could be in trouble. The country's stock market's losing streak is due to the lack of clarity from the go... [Full Article...]

Explosion, fire at Canada’s largest oil refinery

Explosion, fire at Canada’s largest oil refinery He said there had been a problem with the refinery's diesel treating unit, which removes sulphur from diesel fuel, but it wasn't yet clear exactly what caused the malfunction. Irving's Saint John refinery is the largest in Canada . "We're sitting here and watching it burn right now". The refinery is near several residential neighborhoods on Saint John's east side. [Full Article...]

Bellingcat Names Second Skripal Poisoning Suspect As Russian GRU Agent

Bellingcat Names Second Skripal Poisoning Suspect As Russian GRU Agent On Monday, Bellingcat reported that the real name of "Petrov" is Dr. Alexander Yevgenyevich Mishkin , " a trained military doctor in the employ of the GRU ". Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned by a Soviet-designed chemical agent called Novichok in the English town of Salisbury in March. Skripal, a former GRU colonel, was convicted of treason in 2006 by a Russian court after being acc... [Full Article...]

Russian-minority party 'wins' Latvia election

Russian-minority party 'wins' Latvia election North Atlantic Treaty Organisation now has more than 1,000 troops deployed in the Baltic country of 2 million and even the potential of a minor shift in allegiance in Latvia will worry both Brussels and Washington. "Therefore there's the possibility of a Russia-oriented coalition after the election". The result means a confirmation of the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mem... [Full Article...]

Raw Politics: the dire climate change warning that should shock us all

Raw Politics: the dire climate change warning that should shock us all In the 728-page document, the United Nations organisation detailed how Earth's weather, health and ecosystems would be in better shape if the world's leaders could somehow limit future human-caused warming to just a half degree Celsius from now, instead of the globally agreed-upon goal of 1° Celsius. [Full Article...]

Could Susan Rice challenge Susan Collins in 2020?

Could Susan Rice challenge Susan Collins in 2020? A crowdsourcing group says it has secured pledges of more than $ 3 million for her opponent in 2020. Kavanaugh's nomination, one of the most contentious in USA history, had roiled Washington and the US political scene for weeks, with Kavanaugh accused by a woman of sexually assaulting her when both were high school teenagers more than 30 years ago, allegations that in the end did not derail... [Full Article...]

NY limo crash: Newlyweds and young couples among 20 dead

NY limo crash: Newlyweds and young couples among 20 dead The tragedy in upstate NY is America's worst transportation crash in nearly a decade , according to federal authorities. The T-shaped intersection has always been a trouble spot, and Kirby told the The Associated Press that repeatedly tractor trailers were unable to stop at the intersection and crashed near the store. [Full Article...]

Explosions rock Canada’s largest oil refinery as energy company confirms ‘major incident'

Nearby streets have also been closed. Residents described feeling an explosion shortly after 10 a.m. Litsa Daeres, who lives nearby, says she heard a "loud bang" and felt her whole house shake. Black smoke and flames can be seen for miles, higher than the refinery's stacks. "At times we were letting that just safely extinguish itself", he said. [Full Article...]

Five things we have learned from the IPCC report

Working Group I assessed the physical science basis of climate change; Working Group II addressed impacts, adaptation and vulnerability; and Working Group III dealt with the mitigation of climate change. The larger import of the finalised report's findings was not much different from that of the drafts that had leaked out earlier, though the negotiations between government representatives and sc... [Full Article...]

Anti-Kavanaugh Activists Fail to Disrupt Final Vote

Anti-Kavanaugh Activists Fail to Disrupt Final Vote And he says he thinks the week-long delay as the FBI investigated sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh was something positive. On Air Force One, Trump told reporters his speech in MS last week, in which he was widely seen to be mocking Christine Blasey Ford , "had such a great impact". [Full Article...]

In Pennsylvania, a push to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day

In Pennsylvania, a push to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day Basically, it's hard to tell if banks , post offices, schools , and the stock market are open or closed on Columbus Day. Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since the 1930s, but as of 2015, less than half of US states had moved to give their employees a paid day off on the day. [Full Article...]

Senate votes to advance Kavanaugh nomination, setting up final vote for Saturday

Senate votes to advance Kavanaugh nomination, setting up final vote for Saturday After a bitter drawn-out fight that divided the nation, the U.S. Senate on Friday moved Brett Kavanaugh one step closer to the Supreme Court , setting the stage for a historic final vote this weekend. Yet Kavanaugh's pathway to confirmation seemed unfettered until Ford and two other women emerged with sexual misconduct allegations from the 1980s. [Full Article...]

Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax

Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax Kavanaugh showed himself to be a severe partisan , and Collins, in effect, endorsed that partisanship when she voted to put him on the Supreme Court . "What happened this last week was a seriously devastating blow for women, [their] voices, and standing up for themselves", she said on Midday Movers (video above). [Full Article...]

Erdogan adviser Aktay says missing Saudi journalist killed in Istanbul consulate

Erdogan adviser Aktay says missing Saudi journalist killed in Istanbul consulate Turkish officials have said privately they believe Mr Khashoggi was murdered and dismembered inside the consulate but Turkey's government has not publicly made the explosive accusation. A Turkish official told the Reuters news agency: "The initial assessment of the Turkish police is that Mr. Khashoggi has been killed at the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul". [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh participates in swearing-in ceremony at White House

Brett Kavanaugh participates in swearing-in ceremony at White House The confirmation of Kavanaugh despite multiple sexual assault allegations enraged activists . "She herself said she spoke to so many survivors from her state and elsewhere", Hirono said. "He's a great person and it was very, very unfair what happened to him". She talked about this assault to her husband, to others, before Brett Kavanaugh was ever nominated to the Supreme Court. [Full Article...]

Brazil's right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro faces run-off in presidential election

Brazil's right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro faces run-off in presidential election Despite making several disparaging comments about the gay community, women and minorities which have appalled millions of Brazilians, his tough-on-crime posture, favourable remarks about Brazil's former military dictatorship and self-styled anti-establishment approach have appealed to many others. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh 'Hoax Set Up By Dems' Will Cost Them In The Midterms

Kavanaugh 'Hoax Set Up By Dems' Will Cost Them In The Midterms He urged Kansas voters to send Republicans to Congress."You don't hand matches to an arsonist and you don't give power to an angry left-wing mob". "Frankly we are just less than a month away from an election". Hangers and worse have been delivered to their offices, a Roe v. Wade reference. Ford testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27, where she said that during... [Full Article...]

Hope Hicks has a new job

Hope Hicks has a new job Mr Shine resigned from Fox News previous year as the network's handling of sexual misconduct scandals came under scrutiny, though Mr Shine himself was not accused of any harassment. Mueller III of the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian operatives who interfered in the 2016 campaign. The $71.3 billion Disney-Fox merger is expected to be finalized by early next year. [Full Article...]

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein flying with Trump to Florida

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein flying with Trump to Florida Rosenstein has denied the September 21 New York Times report as "inaccurate and factually incorrect". "It looks like another big one, but we've handled them well", the president said. He did not disclose details of their conversation, but referred back to the president's comments as he left the White House saying he did not intend to fire Rosenstein. [Full Article...]


« Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89  Next »