Tokyo sees more than 130 new coronavirus cases, highest jump in one day

5 April 2020, 10:49 AM
More than 130 people were newly infected with the novel coronavirus in Tokyo, Japan's NHK public broadcaster reported on Sunday, citing officials from the metropolitan government.
US Senate
US Senate votes to terminate emergency declaration on southern border 15 March 2019, 8:34 AM

In a rebuke of the President Donald Trump, the United States Senate has passed a resolution to terminate the emergency declaration on the southern border.

An injured person is loaded into an ambulance following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Scores killed in New Zealand mosque shootings 15 March 2019, 8:14 AM

A gunman opened fire on Friday prayers at a mosque in New Zealand killing many worshippers and forcing the city of Christchurch into lockdown as police launched a massive manhunt. New Zealand media reported that between nine and 27 people were killed, but the death toll could not be confirmed.

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar
Taliban leader optimistic about peace, tries to reassure Afghans 14 March 2019, 6:27 PM

The Taliban political chief, who headed the militants' delegation during the most recent round of peace talks with the United States, said on Thursday that he was optimistic and assured Afghans that they had no reason to fear a settlement.

Saudi says kingdom pursuing justice in Khashoggi murder 14 March 2019, 2:02 PM

The head of the Saudi human rights commission said on Thursday that the kingdom was bringing those accused over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to justice and rejected an international investigation into the case.

German Economy Minister, Peter Altmaier
EU should discuss question of potential Brexit: German Minister 14 March 2019, 12:32 PM

Germany's Economy Minister, Peter Altmaier , on Thursday said the European Union should "constructively" discuss the question of a potential delay of Britain's departure from the bloc and that he would not set "artificial" limits in doing so.

Police outside the school
Brazil school shooting leaves 10 dead 14 March 2019, 9:06 AM

Two former pupils shot dead eight people, most of them students and staff, at a high school near Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday before turning their weapons on themselves, authorities said.

Boeing faces crisis with worldwide grounding of 737 MAX jetliners 14 March 2019, 7:56 AM

The Boeing crash was the second disaster involving the 737 MAX, the world’s most-sold modern passenger aircraft, in less than five months.

Dlamini lauds SA govt’s efforts towards emancipation of women 13 March 2019, 10:14 PM

Women’s Minister in the Presidency Bathabile Dlamini has told the Commission on the Status of Women that there is still much to be done to dismantle the system of patriarchy in the country.

Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort indicted for mortgage fraud 13 March 2019, 8:13 PM

President Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort was indicted Tuesday for mortgage fraud and other felonies in New York.

US pilots reported problems with Boeing 737 MAX 13 March 2019, 7:01 PM

As US authorities continued to resist pressure Wednesday to ground the Boeing 737 MAX following the latest deadly crash, reports from American pilots surfaced who reported issues with the plane late in 2018.

UK must convince ‘every EU state’ on Brexit delay: Dutch minister 13 March 2019, 5:44 PM

Britain has to convince "each and every" EU country to grant any delay to Brexit, the Dutch foreign minister warned Wednesday as the bloc's position on any postponement appeared to harden.

Islamic state fighters and their families.
Hundreds surrender with Islamic State near defeat 13 March 2019, 3:20 PM

Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the battle was as good as over.

Irish farmers fear new tariffs in case of no-deal Brexit 13 March 2019, 1:49 PM

British plans to impose tariffs on Irish agri-food imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit would be "disastrous" -- potentially wiping out the industry, the Irish Farmers' Association warned Wednesday.

Venezuela's Guaido
Guaido vows to oust Maduro as thousands of Venezuelans protest 13 March 2019, 11:20 AM

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido vowed on Tuesday to take Nicolas Maduro's place in the presidential palace "very soon," as thousands of people took to the streets of Caracas to protest.

British Prime Minister Theresa May reacts after tellers announced the results of the vote Brexit deal in Parliament in London.
Britain’s parliament crushes May’s EU deal again 13 March 2019, 7:09 AM

Lawmakers voted against Theresa May’s amended Brexit deal by 391 to 242 as her last-minute talks with EU chiefs on Monday to assuage her critics’ concerns ultimately proved fruitless.

An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8, on a flight from Miami to New York City, comes in for landing at LaGuardia Airport in New York.
US will not suspend Boeing 737 MAX planes after Ethiopia crash 13 March 2019, 6:27 AM

The US aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft’s operations. The Federal Aviation Administration’s acting administrator, Dan Elwell, said a review by the body “shows no […]

British MPs reject Brexit deal again 12 March 2019, 9:46 PM

British MPs overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal for a second time on Tuesday, pitching Britain into the unknown just 17 days before it is due to split from the European Union.

Women representation in politics continues to grow 12 March 2019, 8:58 PM

Women’s representation in political decision-making continues to grow globally but at the top levels of political power, women’s representation is slipping.

Demonsrators carrying pictures of Marielle Franco
Two Brazilian officers arrested for killing activist 12 March 2019, 6:28 PM

Two police officers were arrested Tuesday in the killing of Rio city councillor and black gay rights activist Marielle Franco, prosecutors said, almost a year to the day after the brazen murder shocked Brazil.

Theresa May
‘Reassurance’ but no changes to backstop: Irish PM 12 March 2019, 1:58 PM

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Britain had been offered "reassurance and guarantees" over the Brexit deal as MPs in London prepare to vote Tuesday on whether to accept the withdrawal agreement.

Brazilian airline grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet 12 March 2019, 12:00 PM

Brazilian airline, Gol, announced on Monday it was grounding its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft following the Ethiopian Airlines crash involving the same model that left 157 people dead.

Pompeo slams Cuba, Russia for Maduro support 12 March 2019, 11:06 AM

Top United States (US) diplomat, Mike Pompeo, took aim at Cuba and Russia on Monday for their support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who Washington wants to remove from power.

Nancy Pelosi
Pelosi says Trump is ‘just not worth’ impeaching 12 March 2019, 8:12 AM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, America's most powerful Democrat, said in remarks published on Monday that she does not support impeaching Donald Trump, arguing the Republican president is "just not worth it."

British Prime Minister Theresa May.
UK, EU agree three-part deal on Brexit divorce 12 March 2019, 7:39 AM

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Monday secured a three-part package of changes from the EU to the terms of its withdrawal deal, hoping to win over sceptical MPs.

Mehdi Nemmouche.
Brussels Jewish museum killer sentenced to life in prison 12 March 2019, 6:12 AM

The French jihadist who shot dead four people in a terrorist attack at a Jewish museum was on Tuesday sentenced to life in prison by a Brussels court, after prosecutors branded him a "coward" and a "psychopath".

UN officials among 157 killed in Ethiopian crash 11 March 2019, 9:51 PM

At least 22 United Nations have been confirmed as being on board the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.

Carlos Ghosn
French prosecutors open inquiry into Ghosn’s Versailles wedding: legal source 11 March 2019, 8:43 PM

French prosecutors have begun an inquiry into the lavish wedding party at the Palace of Versailles for former Renault and Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, part of which was billed to Renault, a legal source told AFP on Monday.

Ethiopian Airlines
After Ethiopia crash horror, some nations ground Boeing 737 MAX 8s 11 March 2019, 7:01 PM

 China and Indonesia grounded their fleets of Boeing's 737 MAX 8aircraft on Monday as witnesses recalled the terrifying spectacle of smoke and debris trailing from an Ethiopian Airlines plane before it crashed killing 157 people.

May going to Strasbourg to seek Brexit breakthrough: Irish FM 11 March 2019, 4:48 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel Monday to Strasbourg in a bid to "finalise" her Brexit deal ahead of a crucial vote in the UK parliament, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said.

Siti Aisyah held in cuffs by female officer.
Malaysia frees Indonesian woman accused of Kim Jong Nam’s VX murder 11 March 2019, 1:43 PM

An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 chemical poison murder of the North Korean leader’s half-brother was freed on Monday after a Malaysian court dropped a murder charge in a case that drew suspicions of being a political assassination.