Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Latest news
Home » World News

World News

Trump's Key Aides Get into Heated Argument

perth_map

In the extremely loud, profanity-laced verbal fight that unfolded in front of multiple witnesses, Bolton attacked the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for failing to implement Trump's immigration policy - according to reports by Bloomberg , CNN and Washington Examiner citing anonymous sources inside the White House . Read More »

Child at center of legal fight has died, her family says

perth_map

Payton Summons suffered from a tumor that affected her circulation, which stopped her from breathing on her own, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . Judge Melody Wilkinson issued a 14-day restraining order and this week issued a 7-day extension that expires on Monday. Cook Children's says they are continuing to support the family during this hard time. Read More »

Unburied fetuses, other bodies found in second funeral home

perth_map

Remains were turned over to state investigators, who declared the business closed and its license suspended, officials said. For more information, call the Verheyden Funeral Home at 313-821-9040. The cremains of four people were found, this week, by someone working on the former funeral home. That marked Licensing and Regulatory Affairs' third visit to the premises in only a few months. Read More »

Palestinians Riot on Gaza Border, but Major Violent Escalation Avoided

perth_map

Israeli sharpshooters fired on protesters who attempted to breach the border fence. This latest escalation comes as dozens of Israeli tanks amassed around Gaza ahead of Friday's protests. And in the Middle East, where you would be hard-pressed to find more bitter enemies than Israel and Hamas, that is something of a miracle in and of itself. Read More »

Crashes on the rise in states with legal pot, IIHS says

perth_map

Vehicle crashes are up in states that have legalized marijuana, according to two new studies released Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute. The National Transportation Safety Board said in its report on the fatal accident in Texas - where recreational use is illegal - that police across the country need better training and better tools to detect whether a driver is under the influence of drugs. Read More »

Saudi king removes top officials as probe shows Khashoggi died

perth_map

Security officials linked to the prince were seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, just before Khashoggi disappeared, according to photos published by Turkish media. United Nations chief Antonio Gutterres said he was "deeply troubled" by the kingdom's disclosure on Saturday, adding there needed to be "full accountability for those responsible". Read More »

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde drops out of Saudi conference

perth_map

The International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde has postponed her trip to the Middle East, according to an IMF statement on Wednesday. The IMF did not give a reason for the postponement. "When I visit a country I always say what I think, you know me, I am", she pointed out. Khashoggi is feared dead after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul more than two weeks ago. Read More »

Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder takes legal action against Ecuador

perth_map

That case has since been dropped but Assange fears being extradited to the United States to face charges over the WikiLeaks website's release of troves of sensitive USA government files. He always insisted he was willing to go to Sweden to answer the charges, but refused to do so - fearing that Sweden would extradite him to the US. Under the protocol, Assange is to have his access to the internet restored via the embassy wifi. Read More »

MACC arrests Ahmad Zahid

perth_map

It said in a statement that Zahid will be taken to court on Friday to face several charges under anti-corruption and anti-money laundering laws. Local media have said that he was believed to have abused about RM800,000 (US$197,600) of the foundation's funds to settle his and his wife's credit card bills. Read More »

State media: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate

perth_map

In a statement on Saturday, Saudi Arabia's Attorney General said that preliminary results of the investigations into the disappearance of US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi point that he died in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after a fight with people he met there, Saudi Arabian state media has reported . Read More »

Greek foreign minister quits in Macedonia name row

perth_map

Greece's foreign minister resigned Wednesday following a disagreement with the defense minister over the handling of a deal for Greece to drop its objections to neighboring Macedonia joining North Atlantic Treaty Organisation if the small country's name is changed. Read More »

China not manipulating currency

perth_map

Presidents have often used the semiannual currency report as a diplomatic tool while engaging with countries that are seen as having exchange rate policies that harm United States jobs and economic growth. U.S. oil futures dropped 0.3% to $69.55 per barrel early on Thursday, after plunging 3% on Wednesday after a report from the Energy Information Administration showed an increase in USA inventories of crude. Read More »

Turkish official: Police found evidence journalist was killed in Saudi consulate

perth_map

While reports from Turkish officials appear to indicate that Khashoggi was murdered, President Trump has repeatedly told the press that Saudi Arabia denies any involvement with Khashoggi's disappearance . Earlier on Tuesday morning, a Turkish forensics team completed a search inside the consulate. A cleaning crew walked into the consulate hours ahead of the investigative team's arrival. Read More »

Bolton and Kelly exchange profanities outside Oval Office over immigration policy

According to Bloomberg , it was not clear if the president overheard the actual shouting, but he was informed of the dispute. Two of President Donald Trump's top advisers got into a heated exchange outside the Oval Office on Thursday (local time) as passions boiled over about how to handle illegal immigration, two sources familiar with the incident said. Read More »

Student gunman kills 18 in attack on Crimea college, Russian Federation says

perth_map

An 18-year-old gunman has staged a 15-minute attack at his vocational school in Crimea, Russia killing 19 and wounding 40 before killing himself. The Kerch attack was also the deadliest school violence in Russian Federation since the 2004 Beslan attack by Chechen separatists, which left 333 people dead, many of them children, during a three-day siege. Read More »

Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of communications

perth_map

Facebook has faced intense scrutiny and the threat of government regulation following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal and alleged election meddling. With experience as a former European Commission trade negotiator and member of the European Parliament, as well as his previous roles in United Kingdom government, Clegg will be seen as a move by Facebook to bolster itself in the face of mounting calls for regulation. Read More »

United States needs Saudi Arabia in fight against terrorism

perth_map

U.S. House of Representatives proposed a draft bill to stop all aid and arms sales to Saudi Arabia after several news outlets reported that missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul . The legislation states USA military aid and sales to Saudi Arabia would be prohibited, pending confirmation from Pompeo on the status of Khashoggi. Read More »

United States shutting down consulate for Palestinians in Jerusalem

perth_map

The new unit will remain in its current location, although it will no longer be autonomous in its affairs. Since 1967, Israel has built a dozen settlements, home to about 200,000 Jews, in East Jerusalem . SoS Pompeo's announcement closing the United States consulate in Jerusalem and transferring its responsibilities to the embassy ends the last vestige of American support for the city's division. Read More »

Trump speaks to Saudi prince on Khashoggi disappearance

perth_map

The Khashoggi family in Saudi Arabia issued a statement calling for an "independent and impartial worldwide commission". Trump himself said without offering evidence that Khashoggi could have been murdered by "rogue killers" , offering the US-allied kingdom a possible path out of a global diplomatic firestorm. Read More »

Left at Wellesley leaving Liz Warren over DNA flap

perth_map

An American senator's release of a DNA test in defence of her claims to Indigenous ancestry has been met with backlash on social media from Indigenous academics and artists in Canada. Warren was a Penn Law professor from 1987 to 1995, before she went on to Harvard Law School. Referring to Warren, he said: "She's less than one-tenth of 1%". Read More »

Condo owners vote to strip Trump name from building, reports say

perth_map

In addition to three other NY condos, Trump's name has also been removed from hotels in Toronto , Manhattan's Soho neighborhood and Panama City since he became president. Our entire community has engaged in a thorough and respectful deliberative process regarding how to address the signage on our building", the condo board wrote to building residents Wednesday in an email obtained by The Washington Post . Read More »

At leat 50 dead in train accident in Amritsar

perth_map

There were around 500-700 people at the spot. Sub Divisional Magistrate Amritsar I Rajesh Sharma said 50 bodies have been found and at least 50 injured have been admitted to a government hospital. Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh tweeted soon after the accident that he was rushing to Amritsar to personally supervise the relief and rescue efforts and that the state government would give Rs 5 lakh to the kin of those killed. Read More »

Pennsylvania priest pleads guilty to sexual abuse of two boys

perth_map

The report also criticised Washington DC Archbishop Cardinal Donald Wuerl, formerly of the Pittsburgh diocese, for his role in concealing the abuse. "I hope that they can find a way to make it fit, but it will be challenging", she said. The Pennsylvania dioceses said they had received federal subpoenas following a state grand jury report that alleged over 300 Catholic priests in Pennsylvania had sexually abused children over 70 years. Read More »

Trump threatens Mexico over migrant caravan

perth_map

Trump wrote on Twitter . Mr Trump has made cracking down on illegal immigration a keystone of his presidency. The group of some 2,000 Honduran migrants hit the road in Guatemala again Wednesday, hoping to reach the United States despite President Donald Trump's threat to cut off aid to Central American countries that don't stop them. Read More »

Trump sends top diplomat to Saudi Arabia over missing journalist

perth_map

Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said Pompeo was expected in Turkey on Wednesday to meet Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, after talks in Riyadh. Khashoggi has written extensively about Saudi Arabia for the Washington Post , criticising its war in Yemen, its recent spat with Canada and its arrest of women's rights activists after the lifting of a ban on women driving. Read More »

Putin says IS seized 700 hostages in Syria, executing some

perth_map

Russians will "go to heaven" as martyrs in the event of nuclear war because Moscow will only ever use nuclear weapons in retaliation, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. Putin said Thursday that Russian Federation helped negotiate the pullback of Iranian forces from the border with Israel over the summer. Putin said his meeting with Trump in Helsinki in July was positive and they had a "normal, professional dialogue" even though their exchange brought strong criticism from Trump. Read More »