Saturday, 19 August 2017
Latest news
Home » World News

World News

Theresa May reverses social care reform plan after backlash

The Prime Minister said today there would be an " absolute limit " to how much people have to pay for their care - a major watering down of the plans revealed less than a week ago. Labour has also bought an ad on Google titled "Tory Dementia Tax - What You Need to Know", which links through to the party's website. Those policies remain exactly the same. Read More »

AJ Tracey backs Jeremy Corbyn, explains why he's voting Labour

perth_map

Because I am clear about the instruction I have been given, clear about what needs to be done, and ready to get on with the job on day one - while Jeremy Corbyn doesn't have the belief, the will or the plan to deliver Brexit. The Telegraph, perhaps unsurprisingly, takes a different stance suggesting that Mr Corbyn "ducked" a question on whether he would launch a drone strike, while the Times has a story about Mrs May's plans to "woo" the working class and focusing on getting Labour and Ukip ... Read More »

Perdue Weigh in on NAFTA Renegotiations

Trucks wait in a long queue for border customs control to cross into the U.S.at the Otay border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico on February 2, 2017. Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso said Mexico welcomes the negotiations and that his nation has been kept informed and will approach the process constructively. Read More »

Ukrainian intelligence agency searches Yandex

perth_map

Yesterday the Ukrainian State Security Service (SBU) raided the Kiev and Odessa offices of Russia's leading internet search engine Yandex, as part of an investigation into suspected treason. Moscow has also given strong support to separatists whose war against Kyiv's forces has killed more than 9,900 people in eastern Ukraine since April 2014. Read More »

Pentagon to test new anti-missile system

perth_map

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's top national security adviser, Shotaro Yachi, met China's top diplomat, State Councillor Yang Jiechi, for five hours of talks near Tokyo on Monday after the North's latest test. USA officials say the missile was likely a KN-17, a new Scud-type missile. South Korea's KOSPI stock index hit records Monday morning, though numbers fell slightly by day's end. Read More »

Merkel: US relations important, but must also look elsewhere

After the release of her Hollywood movie Baywatch, PeeCee set foot in Berlin for vacation. But if such a destiny actually consists of deepening a Europe at the main service of German interests , Angela Merkel will divide the Europeans and weaken Europe in the long run. Read More »

China, ASEAN OK draft code of conduct in S. China Sea

India and Singapore held their first naval exercise in the South China Sea in 2005. The 14th Senior Officials' Meeting on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea , held yesterday in Guizhou province's Guiyang city, reviewed and approved the COC framework draft. Read More »

Theresa May gets her election campaign back on track

The Prime Minister said that the funding of the health service is linked to the performance of the economy, but she was committed to increasing funds for the NHS. She told him: "We will put an absolute cap on the level of money that people have to spend on care". "I think you have to". "He is simply not ready to govern and not prepared to lead", she said. Read More »

Former Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies At 83

Tensions with the United States began mounting in 1985 when Noriega dismissed Nicolas Ardito Barletta, Panama's first democratically elected president in 16 years. However, in 1986, an article on Noriega appeared in the New York Times , which accused him of murder, money laundering and drug trafficking. Street protests demanding an investigation into the murder were swiftly crushed. Read More »

G7 leaders openly say climate change consensus does not include US

According to Axios , three sources confirmed Trump's decision, although the president claimed via Twitter that he will make a "final decision" next week. Will the United States withdraw from the first universal agreement on climate, signed at the end of 2015, which is critical for the future of the planet? Under the non-binding Paris agreement from a year ago, participating countries committed to keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius by 2100. Read More »

G7 split on climate change, Merkel 'dissatisfied'

perth_map

After a conference in Sicily over the weekend, Trump refused to join other leaders in committing to the Paris climate change accord. "Having been a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation officer, under President Bush and President Obama, and then having been back there in Brussels representing the Department of Defense under President Trump ... Read More »

Sigmar Gabriel: US putting 'peace in Europe at risk'

perth_map

Merkel is counting on a strong relationship with new French President Emmanuel Macron. Mrs Merkel is seeking a fourth term as chancellor ahead of parliamentary elections in September. President Barack Obama . In Munich, Merkel was so outspoken because, politically, she has nothing to lose. Her comments also reflected her position as the leader of the Christian Democrats (CDU) on the campaign trail. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn struggles to put cost on Labour plan for free childcare

She rebuffed his repeated attempts to get her to say whether she now thinks leaving the European Union is a good idea, saying only that the British voters have decided and that she is determined to get the best deal possible. "Last night showed that Jeremy Corbyn's minders can put him in a smart blue suit for an interview with Jeremy Paxman but, with his position on Brexit, he will find himself alone and naked in the negotiating chamber of the European Union". Read More »

US releases 2 Turkish bodyguards after violence

perth_map

The US police also branded the incident as a "brutal attack" on peaceful protesters. "The violent response of your security detail to peaceful protestors is wholly unacceptable and, unfortunately, reflective of your government's treatment of the press, ethnic minority groups and political opponents", the senators wrote. Read More »

PM Modi gifts North East a new name, 'New Engine'

perth_map

The 9.15km bridge is 3.55km longer than the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai. The Dhola-Sadiya bridge now ensures 24x7 connectivity between upper Assam and the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh . "For development, building infrastructure is key, and that is why we are building physical and social infrastructure", he said. PM Modi said that, "Demonetisation was a very hard call to take and that the only reason it became a success was because of the government's good intentions and the ... Read More »

Indian PM on climate: would be 'crime' to spoil environment

perth_map

Germany has also bristled at criticism from Trump over North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defense spending and the country's large trade surplus. The tweet echoed language Trump reportedly used last Thursday in a meeting with European Union officials in Brussels in which he said , "The Germans are bad, very bad". Read More »

Trump repeats criticism of Germany, Merkel stands by stance

On Tuesday, Trump hit back against Berlin with an early morning tweet: "We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military". Trump refused to endorse NATO's collective defense principle or the Paris climate agreement and described Germany as "very bad" on trade during his first trip overseas as President. Read More »

UK PM May says no delaying June 19 start to Brexit talks

The Prime Minister insisted that she was determined to do the right thing for the country, referring to her reputation as a "bloody hard woman". Top UK Jewish officials have expressed concern over a Sunday Times report that Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn took part in an event at a Tunisian cemetery in 2014 during which a dead Palestinian terrorist linked to the 1972 Munich massacre was honored. Read More »

Iranian president calls USA relations "a curvy road"

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has congratulated Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for securing reelection on Friday (19 May), assuring him that the European Union will continue to work towards full implementation of the landmark nuclear deal. Read More »

Chance for Rain, Thunderstorms All Week

Tomorrow nearly a carbon copy with a slight storm chance in the morning then again late in the day with highs in the low 80s. Highs will be in the low 80s. Wednesday will be noticeably warmer with highs in the upper 70s. Wednesday brings a 30% chance of storms in the afternoon with highs in the mid 80s. Read More »

Trump honors fallen in Memorial Day address

perth_map

Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as a slew of advisers and Cabinet members, including Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and Housing Secretary Ben Carson. "Here at this hallowed shrine, we honor the noblest among us, the men and women who paid the ultimate price for victory and for freedom", said Trump. Read More »

Israelis Elated, Palestinians Disappointed by Trump Visit

perth_map

Tillerson also said: "The president is very cautious in his attempt to understand how such a decision could affect the peace process". The latest report, on Thursday in the Hebrew-language daily Israel Hayom, quoted an unnamed senior Palestinian official revealing ostensible details of what US President Donald Trump conveyed to Abbas when the two men met in Bethlehem earlier this week. Read More »

Sri Lanka seeks worldwide help after deadly flooding, landslides

perth_map

Meanwhile, to help victims of the worst flooding in last 14 years, neighbouring country India has dispatched two ships with medical teams and other emergency relief materials. Along with this, INS Jalashwan will be sent out from Visakhapatnam on Saturday with HADR (Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief) materials. "We have seen worst rainfall since the 1970s", said Dunesh Gankanada, deputy minister of Disaster Management Centre (DMC). Read More »

Arsene Wenger agrees to stay in charge at Arsenal

With Arsenal ending the league campaign outside the top four, and therefore missing out on Champions League qualification, the FA Cup success against Chelsea has done little to quell unrest among some supporters. Mertesacker then found himself in the starting line-up for the first time the following weekend as the Gunners denied Chelsea the double with a 2-1 win in the FA Cup final at Wembley . Read More »

Memorial Day Walk of Honor remembers the fallen

This Memorial Day , American Legion Post 71 will hold a ceremony honoring these men and women at Wade Hampton Veterans Memorial Park in North Augusta at 11am. That's the estimated number of Americans who have died fighting for their country in the nation's various wars. She said the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Infantry Division - known as the Red Bulls - was formed 100 years ago, the same year the US entered the fighting in World War I. Read More »

Merkel says Germany can't rely on U.S. or Trump

It was the toughest review yet of Trump's trip to Europe , which inflamed tensions rather than healing them after the US president sparred with the leaders of Washington's closest and oldest allies on trade, defense and climate change. He later said that the final decision on the ratification of climate deal would be decided next week. She wished Macron success in his presidency and said, "Where Germany can help, Germany will help, because Germany can only do well if Europe is doing well". Read More »

Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies

A US Senate sub-committee once described Washington's relationship with Noriega as one of the United States' most serious foreign policy failures. In 1983 Noriega became commander of the armed forces in succession to Rubén Darío Paredes on the understanding that Parades would stand as president. Read More »

KCNA: Kim supervises missile test of new guidance system

The agency added that North Korea fired a suspected Scud-type ballistic missile that flew about 450 kilometers (280 miles). Suga, the Japanese cabinet secretary, told reporters that the missile fell about 300 kilometers (190 miles) north of the Oki islands in southwestern Japan and 500 kilometers (310 miles) west of Sado island in central Japan . Read More »

Priest and churchgoers kidnapped by IS militants in Philippines

perth_map

The violence has forced thousands of people to flee and raised fears of growing extremism in the country. Marawi is a mostly Muslim city. "During martial law, your commanders, you, you can arrest any person, search any house". Foreign fighters were also seen fighting alongside the local terrorists in Marawi City , according to Calida. Enriquez has been in the job for about two months. Read More »

Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day

perth_map

President Donald Trump honored the U.S. service members who made the ultimate sacrifice by visiting Arlington National Cemetery in recognition of Memorial Day Monday morning. A son-in-law, Jake, is a wounded warrior. The president took to Twitter this morning, posting several tweets about Memorial Day. "Though they were here only a brief time before God called them home, their legacy will endure forever", Trump said. Read More »

Uttrakhand Class 10, 12 Exams 2017: Results declared, know how to check

perth_map

Kunwar said 73.67 per cent students who appeared for the 2017 Class 10 board have passed. Other than this, students can also check their results via messaging service. Enter your roll number and other details. Click submit and your detailed mark sheet will be displayed. You will be redirected to another page. The Class X exams in Uttarakhand started on 18 March and went on till 10 April. Read More »