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Border Camps For Asylum Seekers Coming To Germany

Border Camps For Asylum Seekers Coming To Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has agreed to build border camps for asylum seekers in a stunning change of policy. The new policy would establish camps, called “transit centers,” at points along the border to screen newly... 
Mexico Elects Leftist Manuel Lopez Obrador as Next President

Mexico Elects Leftist Manuel Lopez Obrador as Next President

Manuel Lopez Obrador declared victory in Sunday’s presidential election in Mexico, as preliminary results indicated the leftist politician, who campaigned as an agent of change, won by a landslide. It was estimated that Obrador took... 
Italy Wants One Million Electric Vehicles on its Roads

Italy Wants One Million Electric Vehicles on its Roads

The populist government of Italy, the most sluggish market in Europe for electric vehicles, has a huge plan of putting 1 million electric vehicles on the country’s roads. Getting close to that huge target could cost the government... 
U.S.-South Korea Military Training Suspended Indefinitely

U.S.-South Korea Military Training Suspended Indefinitely

The U.S. government has announced that two military training programs and a military exercise that had been planned with South Korea have been suspended indefinitely. The Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise and two Korean Marine Exchange... 
Uganda To Charge Consumers A Social Media Tax

Uganda To Charge Consumers A Social Media Tax

The parliament of Uganda has passed a tax on social media use in the country. Beginning on July 1, Ugandans will have to pay 200 Ugandan shillings ($0.05) a day to use popular social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp.... 
Poland Offers To Pay For Permanent US Troop Presence

Poland Offers To Pay For Permanent US Troop Presence

Poland has offered to finance the cost of having thousands of US troops permanently stationed in the country as a deterrent to foreign aggression. According to reports in the Polish media, Poland is offering up to $2 billion to help... 
U.S.-North Korea Summit In Jeopardy

U.S.-North Korea Summit In Jeopardy

Next month’s summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump is in jeopardy after North Korea threatened to cancel the meeting. The proposed summit between Trump and Kim is scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. It would... 
Some U.S. Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Delayed

Some U.S. Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Delayed

Some of President Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports have been delayed for an additional 30 days. The announcement was made just hours before the tariffs would have kicked in. The White House said this would be... 
Danish Inventor Convicted Of Premeditated Killing

Danish Inventor Convicted Of Premeditated Killing

Peter Madsen, a Danish inventor, has been convicted of premeditated killing in the death of Kim Wall, a Swedish journalist. The trial was heard by a three-person panel who convicted him unanimously of the crimes. The court in Copenhagen... 
South China Sea Conflict Continues With Australia

South China Sea Conflict Continues With Australia

The situation in the South China Sea has gotten more complicated after Australian warships were “challenged” by the Chinese navy earlier this month. It is not clear what took place during the encounter. One official, speaking... 
Saudi Arabia To Face Plaintiffs Over 9/11 Attacks

Saudi Arabia To Face Plaintiffs Over 9/11 Attacks

Saudi Arabia’s bid to dismiss lawsuits claiming that it helped plan the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks has been rejected by a U.S. judge. U.S. District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan said the plaintiffs’ allegations provide a reasonable... 
Helicopter Crashes in East River, Pilot Only One of Six to Survive

Helicopter Crashes in East River, Pilot Only One of Six to Survive

The pilot flying a helicopter over New York City, who made a frantic distress call just prior to crashing into the East River, was the only survivor as his five passengers died. The pilot, whose name authorities have not yet released,... 
Former Russian Spy Hospitalized In U.K.

Former Russian Spy Hospitalized In U.K.

A man identified as a former Russian spy has fallen critically ill under suspicious circumstances and is now being treated at a British hospital. There were two victims in the incident, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 30s. One... 
Germany Offers Free Public Transportation In Pollution Fight

Germany Offers Free Public Transportation In Pollution Fight

Germany is planning on making public transport free in some cities as an experiment to fight pollution. The plan is supposed to solve the lingering problem of air pollution in German cities. Germany will pilot the free public transport... 
New Details Emerge In Killing Of Kim Jong Nam

New Details Emerge In Killing Of Kim Jong Nam

New revelations have emerged in the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un. His sensational killing last February made headlines around the world. Now, a police official is saying... 
Ecuador Seeking End To Julian Assange Embassy Stay

Ecuador Seeking End To Julian Assange Embassy Stay

Ecuador is seeking to make progress with Britain over the fate of Julian Assange. The Wikileaks founder has been claiming political asylum at the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012. Ecuador says it will continue to protect Assange,... 
North Korea Crisis Prompts China To Build Refugee Camps

North Korea Crisis Prompts China To Build Refugee Camps

China has started building refugee camps in anticipation of migrants fleeing across its border to escape the consequences of the current crisis involving North Korea. The camps are intended to house thousands of migrants. Lu Kang,... 
Vladimir Putin Running for President Once Again

Vladimir Putin Running for President Once Again

Russian President Vladimir V. Putin announced he would run for re-election during an event at the Gorky Automobile Factory in Nizhny Novgorod. On the floor of the vehicle factory, he delivered a brief statement that was broadcast live... 
China Reducing Tariffs On Wide Range Of Products

China Reducing Tariffs On Wide Range Of Products

The Chinese government is implementing plans to cut import tariffs on 187 consumer goods beginning on December 1. The new guidelines will reduce import duties on some products by up to two-thirds. China reported a $510 billion global... 
Siemens Announces Elimination Of 6,900 Positions Worldwide

Siemens Announces Elimination Of 6,900 Positions Worldwide

Siemens AG has announced a plan to eliminate about 6,900 positions worldwide. The Munich-based company said in a statement that about 2 percent of its 372,000 employees will be affected by the layoffs. Most of the cuts will be made... 
European Union Wants More Low Emission Cars

European Union Wants More Low Emission Cars

The European Union wants Auto manufacturers to focus on building more low emission cars. The EU announced a proposal to lower greenhouse gases by 40 percent. The proposal will be rolled out over time with 15 percent of the goal reached... 
Bombardier Considering Operations Sale

Bombardier Considering Operations Sale

Canadian aerospace firm Bombardier Inc. is reportedly considering a sale of some operations, including its Q400 turboprop and CRJ regional-jet unit. People familiar with the matter said the company is also seeking investors for its... 
Samsung Profit Likely To Hit New Record

Samsung Profit Likely To Hit New Record

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has reported that its third-quarter operating profit likely hit a new record, beating analyst estimates. The company said that its operating profit nearly tripled from a year earlier, boosted by strong... 
Google Finds Russia-backed Ads Aired On Its Platforms

Google Finds Russia-backed Ads Aired On Its Platforms

Google has discovered Russia-back ads proliferated on its platforms during an effort to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The investigation found that Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on YouTube,... 
Uber Appeals U.K. Ruling On Employees

Uber Appeals U.K. Ruling On Employees

Uber Technologies Inc. is in court in London fighting back against a ruling regarding drivers’ pay. Last year, two drivers successfully argued at a tribunal that Uber had responsibilities in terms of workers’ rights. The three-judge... 
China Announces Massive Electric Car Initiative

China Announces Massive Electric Car Initiative

China is pushing automakers to embrace battery-powered vehicles by announcing it would eventually ban the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars in the country. The reports gave no possible target date, but China’s industry... 
Vladimir Putin warns of ‘major conflict’ over North Korea

Vladimir Putin warns of ‘major conflict’ over North Korea

The tension in the Korean Peninsula is taking an international form with the Russian President Vladimir Putin warning last Friday that a “major conflict” is looming on the Korean Peninsula. The Russian president called... 
Myanmar army steps up crackdown on Rohingya militants, 400 people dead

Myanmar army steps up crackdown on Rohingya militants, 400 people dead

The situation in Myanmar is becoming worse as more and more people are dying because of fighting between the country army and Rohingya militants. As many as 400 people have died in fighting that has rocked Myanmar’s northwest for... 
Hurricane Harvey takes more lives as it moves into Louisiana

Hurricane Harvey takes more lives as it moves into Louisiana

Hurricane Harvey continues to take more lives as it spun across southeast Texas into Louisiana on Wednesday. Harvey has already forced 32,000 people into shelters since coming ashore last Friday and is been seen as the most powerful... 
Unexploded World War-II bomb discovered in Frankfurt, massive evacuation likely

Unexploded World War-II bomb discovered in Frankfurt, massive evacuation likely

An unexploded World War-II bomb nicknamed “blockbuster” was uncovered during building work a stone’s throw from the Westend Campus of the Goethe University Frankfurt and this has led the authorities to order evacuation of as... 
N Korea defends missile test as “tough counter-measures” against US aggression

N Korea defends missile test as “tough counter-measures” against US aggression

Tensions between US and North Korea are at an all-time high with the latter describing its latest missile test as “tough counter-measures” against what the alleged US aggression. The statement by North Korea was released... 
Donald Trump on North Korea missile launch: “all options are on the table”

Donald Trump on North Korea missile launch: “all options are on the table”

US President Donald Trump has said in a terse statement in response to North Korea’s launch of a missile over Japan that ‘all options are on the table’. Trump said North Korea’s missile launch North has “signaled”... 
China remains non-committal on halting road construction in Dokalam

China remains non-committal on halting road construction in Dokalam

A day after India and China troops ended their 73-day standoff in Doklam, China remains non-committal on halting road construction. Both the countries ended their standoff in Doklam by withdrawing their troops from the area. However,... 
Bhutan welcomes India-China decision to withdraw troops from strategic area

Bhutan welcomes India-China decision to withdraw troops from strategic area

Bhutan has said it is pleased with India’s and China’s decision to withdraw troops from strategic area and has urged the two nations to maintain peace. The withdrawal of troops by India and China brought to an end months-long... 
Bangladesh extends aid to Myanmar army against Rohingya rebels

Bangladesh extends aid to Myanmar army against Rohingya rebels

Bangladesh has said it is willing to extend aid to Myanmar army against Rohingya rebels and has even proposed joint military operations against the Rohingya militants who are fighting in Rakhine state. The current clashes began on...