UK PM Johnson’s health worsens, taken to intensive care

6 April 2020, 9:25 PM
European nations including hard-hit Italy and Spain have started looking ahead to easing coronavirus lockdowns after steady falls in fatality rates, as the United States prepared on Monday for what one official called "peak death week".
Nicolas Maduro
Houston’s Venezuelan expats eager for more action against Maduro 5 April 2019, 2:54 PM

US Vice President Mike Pence is set to speak in Houston on Friday carrying a tough message against Venezuela's government to an expatriate community eager for more actions to oust the country's president, Nicolas Maduro.

Wild Fire
Firefighters start to contain S.Korean wildfires 5 April 2019, 12:00 PM

Thousands of firefighters and soldiers are starting to contain wildfires in South Korea on Friday which have killed one person and forced more than 4 000 people to flee their homes, the South Korean government said.

British Prime Minster Theresa May
Britain’s May asks EU for Brexit extension to June 30 5 April 2019, 11:55 AM

British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk on Friday asking for a delay of Brexit until up to June 30, but said she still hopes to get Britain out of the EU earlier to avoid it participating in European elections.

Brenton Tarrant
New Zealand massacre suspect charged with 49 more mosque murders 5 April 2019, 6:31 AM

Australian Brenton Tarrant appeared in a New Zealand court on Friday where the suspected white supremacist was charged with an additional 49 counts of murder at two mosques last month.

Prosecutor to the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda.
US revokes visa of the ICC prosecutor 5 April 2019, 5:50 AM

The United States has revoked the visa of the Prosecutor to the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, for entry into the United States.

Ghosn vows he won’t be ‘broken’ after re-arrest in Tokyo 4 April 2019, 9:28 PM

Japanese prosecutors Thursday re-arrested Carlos Ghosn on fresh allegations of financial misconduct, as the former auto tycoon slammed an "outrageous and arbitrary" detention and vowed he would "not be broken."

Agnes Callamard
Iraqi victims of Islamic State leadership deserve justice- UN 4 April 2019, 2:18 PM

Iraq must ensure that Islamic State leadership faces justice for alleged war crimes and genocide against civilians, not just charges of belonging to a terrorist group; a United Nations human rights investigator said on Thursday.

Theresa May
Labour’s Corbyn says Theresa May has not moved enough on Brexit 4 April 2019, 10:34 AM

Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Theresa May had not moved far enough in a first round of crisis talks aimed at breaking the domestic deadlock over Britain's exit from the European Union.

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden
Biden, mulling White House run, seeks to stem fallout from women’s complaints 4 April 2019, 10:29 AM

Former US Vice President Joe Biden attempted on Wednesday to tamp down a controversy over allegations of unwanted physical contact with women, releasing a video in which he pledged to be more mindful" of respecting"personal space."

New Zealand mosque massacre suspect to face 50 murder charges 4 April 2019, 9:41 AM

The Australian man arrested over New Zealand’s mosques shooting massacre will face a total of 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges when he appears in court on Friday, police said.

Anutin Charnvirakul
Thai pro-marijuana party in high demand after disputed vote 3 April 2019, 7:32 PM

A super-wealthy construction scion who ran a pro-marijuana platform ahead of Thailand's election, has emerged as a highly courted candidate as two main parties need his allegiance and party seats after the disputed vote.

NATO chief says not seeking ‘new Cold War’ with Russia 3 April 2019, 6:22 PM

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the alliance was not seeking a new "Cold War" with Russia on its 70th anniversary but called for greater efforts at deterrence.

Saudi women activists back in court 3 April 2019, 2:33 PM

Nearly a dozen prominent Saudi women activists returned to court on Wednesday to face charges related to their human rights work and contacts with foreign journalists and diplomats, in a case that has intensified Western criticism of a key Mideast ally.

US president Donald Trump.
Trump says ‘100%’ ready to shut down Mexico border 3 April 2019, 7:16 AM

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is "100%" prepared to close down the US-Mexico border, warning Congress and Central American governments to take action to stem the flow of migrants into the country.

SA criticises nuclear disarmament implementation 3 April 2019, 6:44 AM

Efforts to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons should be matched by an equal commitment by the Nuclear Weapon States to eliminate all weapons in a verifiable and irreversible manner.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognized as the country's rightful interim ruler, talks to the media during a news conference in Caracas.
Venezuela lawmakers open door to prosecution of Guaido 3 April 2019, 5:37 AM

Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly approved a measure allowing for a trial of opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Trump says he strengthened NATO by insisting on higher contributions 2 April 2019, 10:21 PM

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has strengthened NATO by insisting on a "rocket" like increase in military spending by allies that he says used to take advantage of US largesse.

Theresa May
Brussels increasingly wary of long Brexit delay 2 April 2019, 6:30 PM

EU leaders still want to avoid the chaos of a "no deal" Brexit, but concern is rising that giving Britain a long delay poses risks of its own and would solve little.

India’s Congress party promises jobs, help for farmers ahead of election 2 April 2019, 2:01 PM

India's main opposition Congress party said on Tuesday it would expand an existing jobs programme to guarantee 150 days of work a year to rural households and provide additional help to farmers if the party wins a general election starting next week.

A man standing in the street
Venezuelans to protest over power, water shortages 2 April 2019, 6:56 AM

Venezuelans on Monday prepared to hold protests over continued shortages of power and water following angry demonstrations as the government of President Nicolas Maduro appeared prepared to begin a rationing program.

A demonstrator holds picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Slain Saudi journalist Khashoggi’s children paid by kingdom 2 April 2019, 5:38 AM

The children of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have received multimillion-dollar homes and are being paid thousands of dollars per month by the kingdom's authorities, The Washington Post reported Monday.

Aftermath of strong winds.
Nepal whirlwind storms kill 27, hundreds injured 1 April 2019, 5:53 PM

A freak storm tore down houses and overturned cars and trucks as it swept across southern Nepal killing at least 27 people and leaving more than 600 injured, officials said Monday as a major rescue operation gathered pace.

Theresa May
UK PM wants to bring UK together, May’s spokesman says after whip’s comments 1 April 2019, 2:15 PM

Prime Minister Theresa May has made it clear that Britain needs to be brought back together after the 2016 Brexit referendum, her spokesman said when asked about her chief whip's comments that a softer Brexit had been inevitable after the 2017 election.

Pro-Brexit and anti-Brexit protesters are pictured outside the Houses of Parliament in London.
British MPs seek new path for Brexit after deal rejected again 1 April 2019, 8:33 AM

With less than two weeks to go until the day Britain risks crashing out of the European Union, MPs will hold a series of votes to try and find a majority-backed plan to end the current crisis.

A demonstrator stands next to a burning barricade during a protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas.
Venezuelans set up burning barricades over lack of power, water 1 April 2019, 5:33 AM

Protesters, some carrying rocks and their faces covered, burned tires and tree trunks along a stretch of downtown Caracas as they demanded Nicolas Maduro improve the situation.

White House defends aid cuts to Central America 31 March 2019, 10:01 PM

The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's decision to cut off aid to three small Central American countries, insisting they weren't doing enough to stop the flow of migrants to the United States.

Thousands join Congress of Families march in Italy 31 March 2019, 5:47 PM

Several tens of thousands of people marched in support of the ultra-Conservative World Congress of Families on Sunday, on the final day of their conference in  northern Italy.

Two killed in fight at ballot box in east Turkey: official 31 March 2019, 4:45 PM

An election observer and another man were killed in a fight at a school-based polling station in eastern Turkey Sunday as voting got underway in Turkey's local elections, the local governor's office said.

Flash floods in Afghanistan.
Flash floods kill at least 35 in Afghanistan 31 March 2019, 1:47 PM

Flash floods caused by heavy rains have killed at least 35-people in Afghanistan, washing away houses and cutting off access to remote villages across parts of the country, officials said Saturday.

President Trump
Trump cuts aid to Central American countries as migrant crisis deepens 31 March 2019, 1:02 PM

The US government cut aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras on Saturday after President Donald Trump blasted the Central American countries for sending migrants to the United States and threatened to shutter the US-Mexico border.