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WORLD | 30th November 18
Michael McFaul, a former U.S. ambassador to Russia, said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to cut off Ukraine and “starve” its port cities along the coast to establish further territorial control in the region.McFaul, who served during the Obama administration, called Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian naval vessels and crew in the Black Sea yet another instance of Putin attacking t ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
The brutal October murder of sometime journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has sparked an international outcry and a major foreign-policy crisis for the Trump administration. But the controversy begs a larger question: Does Saudi Arabia still matter to the U.S.? The surprising answer is: not much. Coming to terms with that reality is the best way to deal with today’s tensi ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
Flight MH370 victims’ families have made a “massive breakthrough” in the search for the missing aircraft, unveiling five new pieces of debris found washed up on a beach. Speaking at a news conference Friday, they pleaded for more cash to allow search efforts to continue. New debris was held up by Jacquita Gonzales, the wife of MH370 crewman Patrick Gomes, as other relatives begged government offic ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
"This was an incredibly sad incident and our staff are understandably heartbroken," Dudley Zoological Gardens Director Derek Grove said in a statement. "Euthanasia is, and always will be, a last resort," he said. "Efforts to persuade Margaash to return to his enclosure failed and as the animal was close to surrounding woodland and dark was approaching, the vet did not believe a tranquillizer dart w ...
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WORLD | 30th November 18
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, President Trump, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, Brazil’s President Michel Temer and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman line up for a photo, during the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires on Friday. (Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images) BUENOS AIRES — President Trump arrived at a global summit here clouded by the Russia investigation escalating in Wash ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
BUENOS AIRES — President Trump arrived at a global summit here clouded by the Russia investigation escalating in Washington and amid a war of words with the Kremlin regarding the cancellation of his planned meeting with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin. As the leaders gathered for the opening session of the Group of 20 summit, Trump appeared cool toward some of his counterparts and was not seen ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
Image copyright EPA Image caption Up to 10 children were killed and three others injured A US airstrike in Afghanistan on Tuesday killed as many as 23 civilians, with most victims women and children, the UN says.The strike on a compound in Helmand province was called in during a joint operation between Afghan and US forces.Investigators said up to 10 children and eight women may have been killed. ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she was focused on persuading lawmakers to back her Brexit deal at a vote in parliament on Dec. 11 rather than preparing a plan B. A still image from video footage shows Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, speaking at a Select Committee hearing, in London, Britain November 29, 2018. Parbul TV/Handout via Reuters TV May ...
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WORLD | 30th November 18
G20 powers geared for summit talks on Friday in a deserted Argentine capital, after an incident-packed buildup dominated by controversies pitting US President Donald Trump against Russia and his combative stance on trade and climate change.With Buenos Aires on security lockdown, Trump along with the Russian and Chinese presidents were among the world leaders gathered against a backdrop of tensions ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
The U.S., Mexico and Canada will sign a new trade agreement on Friday to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. But ratification of the new pact is still months away.(Photo: Judi Bottoni, AP)BUENOS AIRES – President Donald Trump and the leaders of Mexico and Canada signed a revised trade pact Friday that changes many of the rules governing the free flow of commercial goods acros ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress will have a difficult time undermining the Trump administration’s close ties with Saudi Arabia, despite a Senate vote this week to consider a resolution that would end support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. A United States flag flies in front of the U.S. Capitol dome at sunrise on the day of the U.S. midterm election as voters go to the polls across the cou ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
“The two separate issues—the Yemen conflict and the Jamal Khashoggi murder—have become conflated,” said Gerald Feierstein, who served as U.S. ambassador to Yemen from 2010 to 2016. Legislators, Feierstein said, “are looking at Yemen as a way of putting pressure on the Saudi government.”In many ways, American entanglement in Yemen mirrors the conflict itself: What started as an ostensibly local and ...
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WORLD | 30th November 18
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she was focused on persuading lawmakers to back her Brexit deal at a vote in parliament on Dec. 11 rather than preparing a plan B. A still image from video footage shows Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, speaking at a Select Committee hearing, in London, Britain November 29, 2018. Parbul TV/Handout via Reuters TV May ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
“The reason I said marriage is a holy matrimony between a man and a woman is based on my own personal experience,” he said. “I am a straight man married to a woman I love and I have two beautiful daughters I love from the marriage. This is how I feel about my marriage.”He also chided the publication for not asking him for comment before publishing its story. Zach Stafford, the editor in chief of In ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
BACKGRID Forget diamonds, dresses are a girl's best friend.Priyanka Choprais building the anticipation for her final two wedding dresses by wearing a stunning assortment of ensembles ahead of the traditional Indian wedding and Christian services. While all of her fashionable outfits are equally stylish, the main attraction is expected to be the gorgeous Ralph Lauren dress she will wear for the C ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean train on Friday crossed into North Korea for the first time in a decade, as the two countries began a joint study on renovating the North’s decrepit rail system and linking it to the South’s.Over the next 18 days, dozens of officials and engineers from both Koreas will live and work on the six-car train, traveling more than 1,600 miles as they study the North’s r ...
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WORLD | 30th November 18
Theresa May has ruled out any plan B involving a Norway-style compromise deal with the Labour party in order to deliver a parliamentary consensus on Brexit, saying the opposition party’s refusal to accept the backstop arrangement put the UK on a course for no deal. Influential backbenchers, including former Tory minister Nick Boles and Labour’s Stephen Kinnock, have been developing a compromise pr ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
Air New Zealand’s latest Christmas commercial uses kids on Santa’s “naughty list” to take a not-so-subtle poke at U.S. President Donald Trump. In the “Nicest Christmas Ever” spot, kids on the naughty list gather for a global summit on how to make amends, taking turns with ideas such as a “30 percent reduction in hair-pulling.” But the U.S. representative ― sporting a red “Make Christmas Great Ag ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China and the United States can reach a trade agreement at the G20 meeting in Argentina this week, the state-run China Daily newspaper said in an editorial on Friday, but Washington must be “fair minded” if it wants to defuse spiraling tensions. “Beijing wants a deal, just as Washington does. And it is willing to cooperate with Washington in dealing with concerns about trade if ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - A handful of the thousands of Central American migrants camped out at the U.S.-Mexican border waiting to plead their case for asylum in the United States launched a hunger strike on Thursday to protest the Mexican police blocking their way. A migrant, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, walks through a temporary shelter ...
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WORLD | 30th November 18
Warren laid out a series of liberal positions on free trade agreements and efforts to protect workers forced out of their jobs by those agreements. But she also described a vision in tune with past Democratic heavyweights, putting her firmly in line on some issues with long-held Democratic views on foreign policy and the country's role in the world.The senator from Massachusetts used the phrase "we ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
John Allen Chau’s ill-fated and fatal trip to North Sentinel Island was several years in the making. Before stepping foot on the remote island, where he was allegedly killed by the Sentinelese people after attempting to convert them to Christianity earlier this month, Chau, 26, spent much of his time studying the group — who have little to no contact with the outside world. Get push notificat ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
Step by step, the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been revising Japan’s post-war pacifist defense policies. The latest move involves plans to deploy an aircraft carrier for the first time since 1945. Japanese aircraft carriers hold a special place in history. A six carrier strike force lead the attack on Pearl Harbor. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Abe visited Darwin, Austra ...
WORLD | 30th November 18
But alleged drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, whose financial success once landed him on a Forbes magazine billionaires list, has gone decidedly more downscale during his federal trial in New York, according to one of his attorneys. While Guzman's wealth could have afforded him the finest suits, the diminutive defendant from a small mountain town in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa alway ...
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WORLD | 29th November 18
Tijuana, Mexico. A huge refugee camp a few minutes away from the U.S. southern border. Thousands of Central Americans arriving in the northernmost Mexican city of Tijuana, in an attempt to change their lives. Some with raw memories of their eyes, and their children’s eyes, burning from tear gas. A border just about closed to those who want to apply for political asylum. And a new Mexican government ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
A look at the comments from CNN's Marc Lamont Hill that some critics are calling anti-Israel.CNN announced Thursday that it had fired commentator Marc Lamont Hill after he gave a speech at the United Nations in which he used language critics describe as a dog whistle advocating the elimination of Israel."Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract with CNN," a spokesperson for the cable network to ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s air defenses confronted an aerial “aggression” over the country’s south late Thursday, shooting down several targets and preventing them from carrying out their mission in the first such attack since Syria received a Russian air defense system last month, state TV said. The report said among the areas hit was the countryside of Kisweh, home to military bases, just so ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
Migrants wait in line to receive breakfast outside a temporary shelter in Tijuana, Mexico. | Mario Tama/Getty Images Immigration Caravan women launch hunger strike, putting pressure on U.S. and Mexico By JESUS RODRIGUEZ 11/29/2018 04:29 PM EST A group of migrant women in the caravan announced Thursday that they would begin a hunger strike to protest the slow pace at which they are being allow ...
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WORLD | 29th November 18
A fire engine is pictured through a window of the Airbus A340 government aircraft carrying Chancellor Angela Merkel and the German delegation to the G20 summit in Buenos Aires which was forced to land shortly after taking off in Berlin at the Cologne-Bonn airport, Germany, November 29, 2018. The captain told passengers aboard the plane he decided to switch aircraft at the Cologne-Bonn airport in no ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
A British DJ murdered in Lebanon filmed a video with two of the men suspected of killing him hours before he died. Gavin Ford, 53, was found battered to death with his hands and feet bound in his apartment outside Beirut, and in the wake of his death, gruesome pictures of his body were posted online. A video he posted on social media Monday — with two of his suspected killers sitting on a sofa in ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
Americans rightly complain that their public schools teach too little history, and two new surveys in Europe show the results of such failures. A poll by ComRes for CNN finds that awareness of the Holocaust is starting to fade among younger Europeans. While only about 4% of respondents overall reported they had never heard of the Holocaust, the figure is 20% of French aged 18-34. And 30% of all re ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
There's no room for sporting events here now. This municipal sports complex in the Mexican border city of Tijuana is packed with people. But it's been transformed from an athletic facility into something entirely different: a temporary home base for thousands of Central American migrants who say they have nowhere else to go. US officials say limited resources and capacity mean they can only process ...
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WORLD | 29th November 18
Border agents temporarily closed one port of entry, in San Diego, over the weekend when frustrated migrants rushed the border. They also shot tear gas to break up the crowd.The next morning Trump reiterated his "close the border" threat and added the word "permanently."But the White House has not explained exactly what the President meant when he threatened to close the border or what exactly that ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
12:56 PM 11/29/2018 | US Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor share on facebook tweet this Share Print Reddit Share WhatsApp Advocating for the violent end of Israel is apparently part of a larger trend for CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill, who also has a history of questionable tweets. Lamont Hill spoke at the United Nations commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestin ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
12:56 PM 11/29/2018 | US Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor share on facebook tweet this Share Print Reddit Share WhatsApp Advocating for the violent end of Israel is apparently part of a larger trend for CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill, who also has a history of questionable tweets. Lamont Hill spoke at the United Nations commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestin ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
There's no room for sporting events here now. This municipal sports complex in the Mexican border city of Tijuana is packed with people. But it's been transformed from an athletic facility into something entirely different: a temporary home base for thousands of Central American migrants who say they have nowhere else to go. US officials say limited resources and capacity mean they can only process ...
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WORLD | 29th November 18
Nelmy Ponce signs up to return to Honduras outside the sports complex where members of the migrant caravan are staying on Wednesday in Tijuana, Mexico. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post) TIJUANA, Mexico — Nelmy Ponce and her three children are tired of sleeping on the ground, rain or shine. They’ve had enough of the insults — passersby screaming “pigs!” at them — just because they’re fore ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
Border agents temporarily closed one port of entry, in San Diego, over the weekend when frustrated migrants rushed the border. They also shot tear gas to break up the crowd.The next morning Trump reiterated his "close the border" threat and added the word "permanently."But the White House has not explained exactly what the President meant when he threatened to close the border or what exactly that ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill, in a Wednesday speech to the United Nations, called for violent resistance against Israel and advocated expanding Palestine “from the river to the sea,” a phrase used by those who believe that Israel should be eliminated. Hill, who has a long history of anti-Semitism, made the remarks at a U.N. event commemorating the International Day of Solidarity with the Pale ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
Interested in Donald Trump? Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. World leaders began arriving in Buenos Aires on Thursday for the summit of the globe's largest economies, with attention expected to focus on issues including a trade war between the United States and China, a new North American trade deal and the co ...
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WORLD | 29th November 18
This week, a Holstein by the name of Knickers captured the heart of the Internet by standing horns and shoulders above a herd of cattle on a farm in Australia.And there's no arguing that the lad is large.At the shoulder, Knickers stands a mighty 6 feet 4 inches, which means he’s 2 inches taller than Arnold Schwarzenegger. And he weighs roughly 2,800 pounds, which is the approximate equivalent of 1 ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
(CNN) — Reggae music nowadays seems as ubiquitous to the beaches of Southeast Asia and dorm rooms of Boston as it does to its Jamaican homeland.Now the genre that evolved in the 1960s has been added to the list of global cultural treasures by UNESCO, the United Nation's cultural and scientific agency.The sound, which reached international acclaim thanks to artists like Toots and the Maytals and Bob ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
WHITEHORSE, YT — A grizzly bear has killed a woman and her 10-month-old baby in Canada. The Yukon Coroner's Service says 37-year-old Valerie Theoret and infant Adele Roesholt died in the attack in the Yukon near the Northwest Territories border. Coroner Heather Jones says Royal Canadian Mounted Police received a call Monday from trapper Gjermund Roesholt.Roesholt said he was returning home from tr ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
GENEVA (Reuters) - Global temperatures are on course for a 3-5 degrees Celsius (5.4-9.0 degrees Fahrenheit) rise this century, far overshooting a global target of limiting the increase to 2C (3.6F) or less, the U.N. World Meteorological Organisation said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO - Tourists enjoy the hot weather at Vari beach, some 30 km (19 miles) southeast of Athens July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Yannis Be ...
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WORLD | 29th November 18
GENEVA (Reuters) - Global temperatures are on course for a 3-5 degrees Celsius (5.4-9.0 degrees Fahrenheit) rise this century, far overshooting a global target of limiting the increase to 2C (3.6F) or less, the U.N. World Meteorological Organization said on Thursday. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Secretary-General Petteri Taalas attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, S ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday said he was ready to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi while conceding that it was not in the interest of his country to allow terror activities from its territory. Khan's remarks came a day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj categorically ruled out possibility of holding talks with Pakistan unless it stops cross-border terro ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBENov. 29, 2018 / 10:29 AM GMTBy Linda GivetashAMMAN, Jordan ­­— At the southern tip of the Dead Sea, Sameer Mahadin recalls when the shoreline was visible from the shaded veranda of his farmhouse. The once 10-minute walk to the water’s edge now takes an hour trekk ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
This weekend, people around the world were shocked to see images of children being tear-gassed by US law enforcement officials. Hundreds of asylum-seekers from Central America had been leading a peaceful protest at the border with Mexico when some protestors tried to breach the border fence, prompting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers to fire tear gas into the crowd.Democratic lawmakers ...
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WORLD | 29th November 18
Image copyright REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted the BBC's offer to take part in a debate on Brexit on Sunday 9 December, two days before MPs vote on her deal. But Labour sources say the party has not yet agreed to take part, with Jeremy Corbyn telling This Morning he preferred ITV's offer.The BBC said it was "delighted" Mrs May had accepted the offer.It added it woul ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
Among the biggest threats humans face in a warming climate is heat stress, which not only kills people directly but can also lead to kidney and cardiovascular disease, the report noted. Higher temperatures can also diminish people’s ability to work, particularly in agriculture, leading to tens of billions of hours of lost labor capacity each year.Most worrying, according to the authors, is the comp ...