Wed, 27 Mar 2019

Private equity firms under attack from UN human rights officials

UN human rights experts have condemned the 'agregious' business practices of global rpive equity and investment firms which, they say, ...

Flash flooding causing havoc in southern and western Iran

TEHRAN, Iran - At least 19 people are dead, and more than a hundred injured after flash flooding in southern ...

UN chief wants complete ban on lethal autonomous weapons systems

GENEVA, Switzerland - UN  Secretary-General António Guterres  urged artificial intelligence (AI) experts meeting in Geneva on Monday to push ahead ...

White House scrambles to catch up with president's tweets

As with other Trump impulses, such as his sudden order in December to withdraw all US troops from Syria , ...

African cyclone victims facing water, sanitation and hygiene crisis

SOUTHERN AFRICA - Efforts are continuing to reach all victims of Cyclone Idai in southern Africa where a senior relief ...

AG concludes no evidence to support obstruction charge against Trump

WASHINGTON DC - In a sprawling investigation spanning nearly two years, Special Counsel Robert Mueller examined two burning questions: Did President ...

UN chief shocked and outraged at mass killing in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali - 134 civilians, including women and children, are now confirmed dead in Saturday morning's deadly attack in the ...

Three Arab nations scold Israel over Jerusalem

CAIRO, Egypt - Two of Israel's allies, and the only Arab nations to have diplomatic ties with the Jewish state, ...

Russia sending soldiers to Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela - Russian soldiers and a defence official have arrived in Venezuela Two Russian air force planes took off ...

Coup leader to cement power in new Thai government

BANGKOK, Thailand - In the first election in the country, since the military-back coup in 2014, 52 million Thais were ...

Frustrations over Brexit spill over into London streets

LONDON, UK - Hundreds of thousands of people demanding another referendum on leaving the European Union have marched in central ...

Cricketers halt game to let chopper land

RICHMOND, Western Sydney, NSW, Australia - A cricket game at Panthers North Richmond had to be stopped on Saturday because ...

Children taking heat from Gaza protests

GAZA - Rami Dababish was trying to help the wounded when he found himself facing a thick cloud of tear ...

Aid, refugees, and peacekeeping at stake in new Western Sahara talks

Revived attempts to resolve one of the worlds least known conflicts will resume in Geneva this week as representatives from ...

Cyclone Idai disaster compounds problems for Zimbabwe

Hours after Cyclone Idai battered the coast of Mozambique last week, it made its way to Zimbabwe, bringing a wave ...

End Of Time Change EU Lawmakers Nix Clock Shifts From 2021

EU lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on March 26 to abolish the practice of seasonal time change across the bloc in 2021 ...

'Racist' Taunts At UEFA Qualifier Hand Montenegro A Double Loss

England's five-goal comeback delivered a gut punch to Montenegro's national soccer team in its Euro 2020 qualifier. Then the Adriatic ...

On His Watch: The Dark Events Of Nazarbaev's Long Reign

The major economic strides made by energy-rich Kazakhstan during President Nursultan Nazarbaev's nearly 30-year reign often overshadow reports chronicling an ...

Kazakh Activist In Restive Town Arrested, Charged With Hooliganism

ZHANAOZEN, Kazakhstan -- A court in Kazakhstan's southwestern town of Zhanaozen on March 26 ordered a leader of recent protests ...

Ethiopian Airlines crowned African Champion of the Year

Ethiopian Airlines has won the African Champion of the Year award at the Africa CEO Forum taking place in Kigali, ...

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U.S. Navy: multi-billion dollar order for Boeing Super Hornet fighters

WASHINGTON DC - The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $4 billion multi-year contract modification to build 78 F/A-18E/F Super ...

Kvitova attacker sentenced to 8 years in prison

Prague - The man who attacked two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova with a knife at her Czech home in December ...

Federer to play Madrid Masters on clay return

Madrid - Roger Federer will play on clay before this year's French Open after being confirmed on the entry list ...

Teen Andreescu calls it quits at Miami Open

Miami - Indian Wells champion Bianca Andreescu retired from her fourth-round match at the Miami Open while trailing Anett Kontaveit ...

McGregor announces his retirement from MMA - again!

Los Angeles - Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor said on Monday he had retired from the sport, vowing to ...

Halep dominates Venus in Miami

Miami - Simona Halep got the better of Venus Williams once again as the Romanian made light work of the ...

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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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