Friday, 17 November 2017
Latest news
Home » World

World

Amnesty urges donors to give more to South Sudan refugees

On December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 55/76 decided that from 2001, the world refugee day is celebrated on June 20. The total refugee population - those seeking safety across worldwide borders - was about 22.5 million, the highest number since the UNHCR was established in 1950 following WWII. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth II outlines government program

Instead, May's program for government was largely restricted to the technical work of making sure Brexit can happen: a bill that sets out how the government will transpose huge swathes of European Union law into British law and separate bills on related topics such as immigration, customs and fisheries. Read More »

Travis Kalanick steps down as Uber's chief after shareholder revolt

perth_map

The two sources told The New York Times that the investors made their demand for Kalanick to step down in a letter delivered to him while he was in Chicago. Uber hired Holder to look into its culture and workplace practices after a female former employee publicly accused the company of what she described as brazen sexual harassment. Read More »

Is Mueller Too Conflicted To Investigate Trump Fairly?

perth_map

During his exchange with anchor Chris Wallace, Jay Sekulow twice complained about Trump being under investigation, then clarified that expressing frustration about Trump being under investigation does not amount to a concession that the president actually is being investigated.although he might be. Read More »

USA fighter jet shoots down 2nd Iranian-made drone over Syria

perth_map

It is the fifth time in the past month the U.S. has struck at forces allied with the Syrian government in the area. In response to the first USA shooting down of a Syrian fighter jet during the six-year civil war, Russia, a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said it would track US-led coalition aircraft with missile systems but stopped short of saying it would fire on them. Read More »

The Russia investigation is eroding Trump's support among Republican voters

perth_map

And the Russian Federation probe seems to be the primary reason why: Fifteen percent of Republicans say the investigations have made them think worse of Trump, while only 57 percent approve of how the president has "handled" said investigations (i.e., interfering in federal investigations, confessing to obstruction of justice on national television, engaging in witness intimidation over Twitter, et cetera). Read More »

Philippines Launches Offensive in Marawi, With Aim to End Battle by Weekend

Fleeing residents said they have seen scores of bodies in the debris of homes destroyed in the bombing. "It's appalling that they would strike during Ramadan". The offensive on Tuesday, involving aircraft and ground forces, came amid worry that rebel reinforcements could arrive after Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Read More »

United States spy satellites detect activity at North Korean nuclear test site

Chicago: President Donald Trump slammed the "brutal regime" in Pyongyang following the death of Otto Warmbier , the United States student released in a coma last week after almost 18 months in detention in North Korea. The new president had hoped that Xi would exert his influence over North Korea's economy in return for the concessions. A naturalized US citizen who was born in South Korea, he is a businessman in his mid-60s who at one time lived in Fairfax, Virginia. Read More »

DUP deal still possible, says senior Tory

But the source said agreement before Wednesday's State Opening of Parliament could not entirely be ruled out if there was movement in the talks between the parties. Speaking outside Downing Street the day after the poll, the PM said that she would "continue to work with our friends and allies in the Democratic Unionist Party" to ensure she was able to command a majority to get her legislation through. Read More »

Bill Richardson on Warmbier's Death: NKorea 'Should Be Punished'

Three US citizens are now being held by North Korea, including two men who taught at a Pyongyang university funded by overseas Christian groups, and a Korean-American pastor who was accused of espionage for the South. church. "The aim of my task was to harm the motivation and work ethic of the Korean people", he said. Chinese firms are rife with corruption-particularly those in the northeast, along the border with North Korea-and they have been in economic decline since the end of the Cold ... Read More »

Russia-US deconfliction channel in Syria is working - Pentagon

perth_map

The incident occurred in approximately the same location where, on June 8, a US jet shot down a similar drone that attacked coalition and partner forces on the ground. USA warplanes launched three other airstrikes against the forces there. The U.S. backs the SDF and American special forces soldiers often accompany SDF troops as advisers and trainers. Read More »

Bodies of Missing Sailors Recovered from USS Fitzgerald

perth_map

The sailors were found in the berthing compartments of the ship that flooded after the collision , which occurred in the early hours Saturday morning. Cmdr. Ronald Flanders of the U.S. Naval Forces Japan told ABC News an investigation would be launched to determine the cause of the crash . Japanese vessels first arrived on the scene and the coast guard is leading the search. Read More »

Bill Cosby Case: Comedian's Wife Camille Speaks Out

BLOCK: Goldie, 60 - some 60 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault . Cosby has denied all of the accusations. When asked if Cosby had a message to share with his accusers, Wyatt bristled: "This is not about all the women, this was about Ms. Read More »

President Trump: Warmbier 'should have been brought home a long time ago'

John McCain, R-Ariz., proposed that prospective American travelers complete a form declaring they won't hold the USA government responsible for what happens. And frankly, if he were brought home sooner, I think the result would have been a lot different. Trump spoke briefly about Warmbier during an Oval Office meeting with the president of Ukraine. Read More »

Australian military suspends air operations over Syria

perth_map

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the incident had yet to be made public, said that the drone was in the same area where US aircraft had shot down the same type of unmanned aircraft - an Iranian Shahed 129 - earlier this month . Read More »

Ex-detainee believes torture possible in death of Otto Warmbier

Warmbier was convicted of stealing a political propaganda poster and was sentenced to 15 years hard labor. His family said it was told he had been in a coma since soon after his sentencing. Warmbier visited North Korea in January 2016 on a sightseeing tour. White House press secretary Sean Spicer was peppered with questions about Warmbier's death during Tuesday's briefing, specifically whether the Trump administration "had anything to say to China" regarding the American college student's ... Read More »

FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting

perth_map

Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika, U.S. Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner and congressional aide Zach Barth were also shot during the incident, and U.S. Among other things, Hodgkinson said Trump had screwed up the country "more than anyone in the history of this country". Congressman Steve Scalise underwent another operation Saturday and his condition has been upgraded to "serious" from "critical". Read More »

Newt Gingrich compares Donald Trump to Lincoln

Still, the staunch Trump ally indicated he could sympathize with the president's frustration. "At the tail end of our conversation, he jokingly said, 'By the way, I know you said I needed to spend $80 million, but I've only spent $30 million". Read More »

France's Macron To Review Line-Up After Parliament Win

perth_map

Macron declined Monday to comment on the parliamentary vote. Since LREM won an absolute majority in the 577-seat National Assembly, government spokesman Christophe Castaner said on RTL radio the government reshuffle would be "technical and not far-reaching". Read More »

Spicer hasn't talked Russian Federation meddling with Trump

perth_map

Spicer and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus have been looking for a replacement since at least last week and former Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham is being considered for the press secretary role. "His family is incredible. but he should have been brought home a long time ago", Trump said. Meanwhile, press briefings are taking on an increasingly diminished role. Read More »

Trump Takes Victory Lap After Georgia: 'We're 5 to 0'

The Republican Party was victorious in two special congressional elections held in America yesterday - one in Georgia, the other in SC. With @realDonaldTrump in the White House & you in Congress, we will #MAGA! As the results rolled in Tuesday, AshLee Strong, spokeswoman to House Speaker Paul Ryan , mused over Twitter, "Remember when they told us we'd be punished in the special elexs for following through on our promise to #RepealAndReplace #obamacare?" " Democrats Demoralized", ... Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy strengthens over Gulf

perth_map

It could also bring considerable rainfall in areas north of the warning areas. NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over a developing low pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico and gathered two days of rainfall and storm height information. Read More »

Coalition forces shoot down Iran-made drone in Syria

perth_map

The Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday it would exert new control over the skies of western Syria in response to the downing of a Syrian fighter jet by the U.S. Russian Federation responded by saying its surface-to-air missile systems in Syria would hereby track manned and unmanned aircraft from the US -led anti-ISIS coalition if they go west of the Euphrates River. Read More »

United States jets shoot down 'Iranian drone' in Syria - coalition

perth_map

Australia is part of a USA -led coalition that has been waging war against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq . They are attempting to become an indispensable player in uprooting the extremists from Syria entirely. The incident took place at about 12:30 a.m. local time northeast of the city of At-Tanf, where the US -led coalition is training and advising Syrian rebel forces, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), for the fight against ISIS. Read More »

Conservatives still working on deal with DUP

perth_map

At a press conference in Brussels , Mr Davis said: "We discussed two aspects of it". We are talking about a confidence and supply agreement with them. "We think it is very important that Northern Ireland should have a unique voice at this very important time", he said. It is believed to have been caused by the DUP's big financial demands, for both higher public spending in Northern Ireland and lucrative tax breaks. Read More »