Protests over #BlackLivesMatter in US turn violent

28 May 2020, 4:30 PM
Protests over the latest death of a black man in the United States (US) at the hands of the police turned violent overnight, including the looting of shops with multiple fires to building premises.
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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.

Woman walks past EU and UK flags
UK economy experiences mixed fortunes ahead of Brexit 11 March 2019, 7:01 AM

With just weeks to go until Britain is due to exit the European Union, the country's economy is experiencing mixed fortunes, with slowing growth and low unemployment.

Carles Puigdemont
Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont picked by separatist party for EU polls 10 March 2019, 9:40 PM

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who led a failed attempt to break Catalonia from Spain in 2017, was chosen to represent his separatist party in European Parliament elections in May, the party said on Sunday.

British Prime Minster Theresa May
May’s Brexit deal expected to face heavy defeat 10 March 2019, 1:12 PM

British Prime Minster Theresa May's Brexit deal faces a heavy defeat in parliament on Tuesday because she has so far secured no major changes from the European Union, the leaders of two major eurosceptic factions in parliament said on Sunday.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido
Guaido calls for massive protest as blackout drags on 10 March 2019, 7:28 AM

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday called on citizens nationwide to travel to the capital Caracas for a protest against socialist President Nicolas Maduro, as the country’s worst blackout in decades dragged on for a third day.

Lincon (Goat)
You’ve got to be kidding! US town elects goat as ‘mayor’ 9 March 2019, 9:05 PM

In a divided America where politics seems increasingly to get people's goat, a small town in Vermont has taken the concept to heart this week electing one as mayor.

Trump plays golf in Florida with Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus 9 March 2019, 4:06 PM

President Donald Trump spent Saturday enjoying his favourite outdoor sport in company of Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, two of the world's greatest golfers.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
Trump says he would be disappointed if North Korea resumed testing 9 March 2019, 9:14 AM

United States President Donald Trump said he would be disappointed if Pyongyang were to resume weapons testing and reiterated his belief in his good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un despite the collapse last week of their second summit.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Innovation must ensure women not left behind in 4th Industrial Revolution 8 March 2019, 9:47 PM

Innovation must have a gender lens to ensure that solutions are most appropriate to ensure that women are not left behind in the 4th industrial revolution.

S Africa backs Iran in stand-off with the US 8 March 2019, 7:23 PM

The South African government has backed Iran in its stand-off with the US.

Venezuela shuts schools, suspends working day as blackout continues 8 March 2019, 2:44 PM

Venezuela’s government shut schools and suspended working hours on Friday after the capital Caracas and other major cities awoke without electricity due to a problem that struck the South American country’s main hydroelectric plant on Thursday.

Britain flag
British PM piles pressure on Brussels for Brexit deal 8 March 2019, 12:05 PM

Prime Minister Theresa May was to pile the pressure on Brussels on Friday, saying their willingness to budge could determine whether British MPs finally back a Brexit deal next week.

Stormy Daniels
Stormy Daniels’ case to end Trump hush-money agreement dismissed 8 March 2019, 12:02 PM

A federal judge in Los Angeles on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit brought by adult-film actress Stormy Daniels to end a hush-money agreement she had with US President Donald Trump, court papers showed.

International Women's Day, Spain.
Women’s Day exposes Spain’s social divisions 8 March 2019, 10:29 AM

Global campaigners are showcasing events to mark Women's Day on Friday with the slogan' a balanced world is a better world' - but in Spain the gender equality debate is sowing divisions that appear deeper than ever.

Kim Jong Un & Donald Trump
US open to North Korea talks despite missile programme activity 8 March 2019, 9:05 AM

US President Donald Trump is open to additional talks with Pyongyang over denuclearisation, his national security adviser said on Thursday, despite reports that North Korea is reactivating parts of its missile programme.

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.
Trump’s former campaign chief sentenced to 47-months in prison 8 March 2019, 8:08 AM

US President Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort was sentenced to nearly four years in prison by a federal judge on Thursday for tax crimes and bank fraud in the highest profile case yet stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

International Women's Day.
International Women’s Day celebrated 8 March 2019, 6:52 AM

“Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”. That’s the theme of Friday’s International Women’s Day as policymakers, activists and gender equality stakeholders seek ways to use innovation to boost investment in gender responsive social systems and build public services and infrastructure to meet the growing needs of women and girls in particular.

Cooperation between African countries, China mutually beneficial: Mbeki 7 March 2019, 9:10 PM

Former President Thabo Mbeki says cooperation between African countries and China is mutually beneficial.

Donald Trump and Kin Jong Un shaking hands
US open to North Korea talks despite missile program activity 7 March 2019, 8:42 PM

United States President Donald Trump is open to additional talks with Pyongyang over denuclearisation, his national security adviser said on Thursday, despite reports that North Korea is reactivating parts of its missile program.

Policemen and onlookers stand at the site of a grenade blast
One killed, 17 injured in grenade attack in Indian Kashmir 7 March 2019, 3:00 PM

One person was killed and 17 were injured when a grenade exploded at a bus terminal in India's restive state of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

refugees and migrants.
Two children die as migrant boat sinks off Greek island 7 March 2019, 11:22 AM

Two children were among three people who died early Thursday when a migrant boat sank near the Greek island of Samos, the coastguard said.

Daniel Martin Kriener
Caracas expels German envoy for backing Guaido 7 March 2019, 10:07 AM

Venezuela expelled Germany's ambassador on Wednesday, hitting out at international support for opposition leader Juan Guaido as the US stepped up sanctions in a bid to force out his rival President Nicolas Maduro.

British and EU flags flutter outside the Houses of Parliament
EU says ‘difficult’ Brexit talks unlikely to yield swift deal 7 March 2019, 9:22 AM

Talks with Britain on amending its divorce deal with the European Union have made no headway and no swift solution is in sight, EU officials said on Wednesday, a week before British lawmakers must vote on the planto avoid a chaotic Brexit.

Mexico approves amendment for new National Guard 7 March 2019, 6:45 AM

Mexico approved a constitutional amendment Wednesday to create a new National Guard, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's controversial proposal to fight the violent crime racking the country.

Bill to nullify Trump’s national emergency back on spotlight 6 March 2019, 9:36 PM

The White House in the United States is pressuring Senate Republicans to back the President when a bill to nullify his national emergency on the border is put to a vote in the upper house in the weeks ahead.

Iran, France to swap ambassadors after strained ties 6 March 2019, 7:35 PM

Iran and France are set to exchange ambassadors, officials said on Wednesday, after months of tensions including over an alleged Iranian plot to bomb an opposition rally near Paris.  

Dalai Lama
China denies Tibet support for Dalai Lama 6 March 2019, 3:54 PM

There is no widespread support for the Dalai Lama in Tibet and ordinary people are grateful to the Communist Party for "bringing them a happy life", Chinese officials insisted Wednesday.