Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Latest news
Home » World News

World News

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg undergoes lung cancer surgery

perth_map

The 85-year old justice will spend a few days in the hospital recovering, according to the Associated Press . It's Ginsburg's third bout with cancer since she joined the court in 1993. The court won't hear arguments again until January 7. She rebuffed suggestions from some liberals that she should step down in the first two years of President Barack Obama's second term, when Democrats also controlled the Senate. Read More »

Gov't shutdown would last 'a very long time'

perth_map

The government funding package, which includes almost $8 billion in disaster aid for coastal hurricanes and California wildfires, now goes to the Senate, where its prospects are grim amid strong opposition from Democrats. The most likely possibility Friday is that the Senate strips the border wall out of the bill but keeps the disaster funds and sends it back to the House. Read More »

Terror link investigated in Moroccan backpacker murders after video emerges

perth_map

Moroccan authorities previously said a suspect arrested in tourist hub Marrakech on December 18, was a member of a militant group, without naming the organization, reported Reuters . He also said authorities were investigating a video tape shared on social media purporting to show the killing of one of the tourists. The women's bodies were found Monday in the Atlas Mountains, an area prized by hikers. Read More »

Israeli PM urges United Nations action against Hezbollah's cross-border "attack tunnels"

perth_map

The media trip came two weeks after the army announced the launch of an operation dubbed "Northern Shield" to destroy tunnels it said have been dug under the border by Hezbollah. "If Hezbollah will have the arrogance to attack Israel, we will bury it in the rubble of Lebanon", Danon warned . IDF spokesman Jonathan Conricus explained how the IDF is approaching the tunnels. Read More »

Morocco: Killing of Scandinavian backpackers linked to terrorism

perth_map

Danish intelligence officials in separate briefings on Thursday said that the video showed one of the women and that they thought it could be the work of the Islamic State , which is also known as ISIS or ISIL. Both Moroccan and Danish authorities emphasised that the crimes were politically motivated and should be investigated as acts of terror, in which one girl was beheaded, while the other sustained serious neck wounds. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn tables no confidence motion in Theresa May

perth_map

Mr Williamson was replying to Tory MP for Colchester Will Quince, who asked him if there had been approaches from other Government departments about using the UK's "world-class armed forces personnel in the event of a no-deal Brexit". Key pledges in the Conservative manifesto may be axed to free up resources and allow staff to be reallocated, to cope with a no-deal scenario, it has been reported . Read More »

Yemen: fighting dies down in Hodeidah as ceasefire starts

perth_map

Yemen's four-year conflict pits the internationally recognized government, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, against Shiite rebels known as Houthis. Residents also reported shelling early Wednesday for almost an hour on the eastern and southern outskirts of Hodeida but said calm was restored later in the day. Read More »

United Kingdom woman raped, robbed in Canacona

perth_map

This morning, Police inspector Prashal Desai said the British woman had been travelling in Goa for the last three weeks and she had been regularly visiting the state for the last ten years. According to the police, the woman first made her way to a friend's house before bringing the incident to the notice of police. A police dog was pressed into service which after sniffing the scene of the crime came on the road but after about 100 meters lost the track. Read More »

Mexico's president returns one third of salary to state treasury

perth_map

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Washington is committing $5.8 billion to development in Central America and increasing public and private investment in Mexico via OPIC by $4.8 billion. The US, hoping to stem migration, has said it was ready to support Dollars 4.5 billion in investment in Central America and southern Mexico. Mexican Foreign Relation Secretary ‎Marcelo Ebrard‎ read the State Department announcement aloud in the Mexican capital. Read More »

China marks 40-year economic rise as clouds gather

perth_map

Clearly stating that China would neither opt out of its single-party regime nor allow any other country to give orders to China, Xi noted said, "We must, unswervingly, reinforce the development of the state economy while, unswervingly, encouraging, supporting and guiding the development of the non-state economy". Read More »

Barrack Obama warms hearts with surprise Christmas gifts to sick children

perth_map

Obama chatted with patients in their rooms and stopped by several playrooms. During his visit, Obama also gave a speech to the families, patients and staff members. Twelve-year-old Katriel Levin and her mom were in the middle of a UNO game when Obama dropped into their room for a surprise that made the child cry tears of joy. Read More »

Portions of FBI interview with Flynn released

perth_map

Yesterday, Trump wished Flynn good luck , tweeting: "Will be interesting to see what he has to say, despite tremendous pressure being put on him, about Russian collusion in our great and, obviously, highly successful political campaign". "You also wonder in this very unusual situation", he said, "whether it is a play for a pardon". During those conversations, Flynn urged against a strong Russian response to Obama administration sanctions for Russian election interference and encouraged ... Read More »

William Barr, Trump's Attorney General Pick, Criticized Mueller Probe In Memo

perth_map

Barr said Mueller's obstruction theory claims that he can investigate for a corrupt motive Presidential actions that on their face are within a President's discretion. He also wrote: "Mueller should not be permitted to demand that the President submit to interrogation about alleged obstruction". Barr adds that Trump asking Comey to let go of the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and later firing Comey were within his powers as head of the executive ... Read More »

Trump Says Defense Secretary James Mattis is Retiring

perth_map

Mattis, in his resignation letter , emphasized the importance of standing up for US allies in an implicit criticism of the president's decision. Following the announcement, the Pentagon released a copy of Mattis' signed resignation letter. Read More »

DHS: Immigrants seeking asylum in USA will be sent to Mexico

perth_map

He said that the Trump administration would have killed baby Jesus through its immigration policies. She said the USA expects "affected migrants will receive humanitarian visas to stay on Mexican soil, they will be given the ability to apply for work, and be given other protections while they await a United States legal determination". Read More »

Dying neighbour leaves 14 years of Christmas gifts for two-year-old girl

perth_map

Watson was a former salvage diver, seaman, carpenter, and baker, said Williams. Shortly after tweeting this and a few photos of the individually wrapped presents, Williams tweeted again: "I miscounted". Owen said: 'Funnily enough, we've just had a tweet from Tomi Ungerer, he was blown away by the story and offered to sign the book for us! Watson gave the dog chocolate digestive biscuits during their first meeting. Read More »

UAE says 'positive' results from US-Taliban talks

perth_map

DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor in his tweet said, during the meeting, matters pertaining to regional stability and Afghan peace process were discussed. Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal in a tweet had said: "Alongwith with worldwide community and other stakeholders, Pakistan is committed to peace and reconciliation in #Afghanistan". Read More »

US Included on List of Deadliest Countries for Journalists

perth_map

The deadliest country for journalists this year has been Afghanistan, the committee found. Overall, some 53 journalists died on the job worldwide from January 1 through December 14 - including those killed inadvertently in combat or on other risky assignments - a 13 percent increase from 47 deaths in 2017, said CPJ, a USA nonprofit that promotes press freedom. Read More »

Blind, Sand-Burrowing Creature Named After Donald Trump

perth_map

The name is not a surety yet, it has be peer reviewed, but EnviroBuild is confident it will get through. This species of amphibians is of a type of legless amphibians, which are often buried in the ground. Mr Bell said Mr Trump's worldview resembled a caecilian's, whose eyes can only detect light and dark. "Capable of seeing the world only in black and white". Read More »

United Kingdom and allies reveal global scale of Chinese cyber campaign

perth_map

Hacking by Chinese state-backed hackers dramatically escalated over the summer in response to the trade war with the US and military tensions in the South China Sea, said Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer of Carbon Black, whose company's threat-hunting tool is used in global cyber investigations. Read More »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez oddly receives support from Trump Jr

perth_map

Rep. -elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed in a quirky Instagram post that she's taking time off for self-care in an effort to prevent burnout as she prepares to take her seat in Congress. And in case anyone didn't get her point, Ocasio-Cortez added to her tweet . But now she says she'll be spending a few days with 'lots of books to choose from, epsom salt, lavender oil, notebooks, pens, music etc'. Read More »

Russian bulk carrier ship has grounded on a British beach

perth_map

Emergency services declared a major incident after the 16,000-tonne Kuzma Minin grounded off Falmouth's Gyllyngvase beach before dawn. In a statement , he said: "We can confirm that the Kuzma Minin - a 180-metre Russian Bulk Carrier, was successfully refloated at 14.08". Read More »

United Kingdom makes it easier for Australians to get work visas

perth_map

The Home Secretary has finally unveiled the Conservatives' plans for immigration after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union . In a bid to regain some of its vanished political momentum, the British government published long-awaited plans for a post-Brexit immigration system that will end the automatic right of European Union citizens to live in the United Kingdom. Read More »

Twitter Tumbles On Concerns About Hacking Activity

perth_map

These could have had ties to "state-sponsored actors", Twitter said. The vulnerability was discovered by Twitter on November 15, when the company noticed unusual activity involving the affected customer support form application program interface. Read More »

North Korea says it won't give up nukes until U.S. does

perth_map

Now Pyongyang is demanding sanctions relief and has condemned U.S. insistence on its nuclear disarmament as "gangster-like", while Washington is pushing to maintain the measures against the North until its "final, fully verified denuclearisation". Read More »

Bodies of two female tourists found in Morocco's High Atlas

perth_map

The Danish victim, Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, "had her throat cut", her mother Helle Petersen was quoted by the Danish newspaper B.T.as saying. The young adventurer wrote to her Facebook friends on November 21 saying: "Dear friends, I'm going to Morocco in December". Read More »

Trump says he will sign sweeping criminal justice reform bill

perth_map

The bill is meant to incentivize inmates to participate in programs aimed at helping them re-enter society. The Senate bill overcame late obstacles by Sens. Trump has described the reform as "reasonable sentencing reforms while keeping unsafe and violent criminals off our streets". Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) has been very vocal in his opposition to the bill as well. Read More »