From Al Bawaba: Army in Sahel region (Twitter) Terrorism is expanding in the Sahel region — a region encompassing western and northwestern Africa, an African Union (AU) official said on Monday. “The whole of West Africa is on alert,” Smail Chergui, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security told reporters
From Reuters Top News: SpaceX founder Elon Musk speaks at a press conference following the first launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (Reuters) – The Pentagon will evaluate the certification for Elon Musk’s
From Reuters Top News: EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) – Potential White House hopeful Beto O’Rourke accused Donald Trump of fear-mongering on Monday and the Republican president mocked the Democrat as a “young man who lost” in dueling rallies that could preview the tenor of the 2020 election campaign. Beto
From Google World News: Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris didn’t mince words in his evaluation of the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China and the security concerns about Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. Beijing has long taken advantage of other countries and U.S. President Donald Trump is right to
From The New York Times: (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. The British economy slows as Brexit looms, the U.S. Congress is close to avoiding a shutdown and a mind-clearing look at the northern lights. Here’s the latest: Britain’s economy expanded just 1.4
From Google World News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea has continued to produce bomb fuel while in denuclearization talks with the United States and may have produced enough in the past year to add as many as seven nuclear weapons to its arsenal, according to a study released just
From The Guardian World: Philippines The deaths, mostly of children, are part of an alarming wave of measles cases worldwide over the past few years The Philippines health department declared a measles outbreak in Metro Manila and Central Luzon. Most of those affected are children, like this one being
From The Guardian World: Olympic Games Seoul’s mayor calls Games a chance ‘to change the fate of the Korean peninsula’ The Korean peninsula displayed on a flight of steps in Seoul. The South Korean city hopes to co-host the 2032 Olympics with North Korea. Photograph: AFP Contributor#AFP/Getty Images Seoul
From Google World News: close Video Freshman congresswoman Omar sparks outrage over anti-Semitic tweet President Donald Trump on Monday said freshman Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar “should be ashamed of herself” over tweets suggesting that a powerful pro-Israel interest group paid members of Congress to support Israel. “I think she should
From Google World News: A new report places Chicago third in the nation for traffic congestion, with drivers losing 138 hours a year to backups. Chicago rose to third from fifth place in the national rankings between 2017 and 2018, and is now considered worse for congestion than either
From Reuters Top News: CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition supporters will take to the streets nationwide on Tuesday to keep up the heat on embattled President Nicolas Maduro and to call on him to let humanitarian aid into the country where food and medicine shortages are rife. Venezuelan opposition
From The Guardian World: Spain Spanish ambassador to London speaks out in effort to convince world trial is not political The trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders is due to begin at the supreme court in Madrid. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images The trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders in
From The Guardian World: Italy Salvini shifts Italy’s security focus from mafia to immigration Organised crime increasingly being forgotten in favour of anti-migrant efforts, say observers Matteo Salvini visits a villa confiscated from a family in Rome believed to be part of the mafia. Photograph: Yara Nardi/Reuters In recent
From The Guardian World: Syria Fear of aid money being diverted by Tahrir al-Sham has led donors to cut funding Children play in the village of Kufayr, in Syria’s Idlib governorate, last week. Photograph: Ibrahim Yasouf/AFP/Getty Images In Syria’s Idlib province, the dust has largely settled after last month’s
From The Guardian World: Spain Barriers to the UK market could create supply surpluses and ripple effects across EU Spain’s strawberry exports were worth €580m in 2018, 26% of which were exported to the UK. Photograph: Viewpoint/Alamy Stock Photo/Alamy Stock Photo Glance at the food map of Spain, which
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From Google World News: Speaking in Hungary, the first stop in a five-nation European tour, Pompeo said the United States has an obligation to alert other governments to the risks of building networks with equipment from the Chinese telecommunications giant. “What’s imperative is that we share with them the
From Reddit World News: submitted by /u/Simonekis [link] [comments] The original content can be found here: A 240-million-year-old case of bone cancer has turned up in a fossil of an extinct ancestor of turtles.
From Google World News: A decline in insect populations happening across the planet has Earth’s ecosystems and humankind facing catastrophic consequences. The sobering message has emerged from a comprehensive review of 73 historical reports on insect population declines which found the rate of extinction is eight times faster than
From Reuters Top News: SYDNEY (Reuters) – A refugee Bahraini footballer who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state’s request arrived in his adoptive hometown of Melbourne on Tuesday, television pictures showed, to cheers and the great relief of his wife.
From Reddit World News: submitted by /u/maxwellhill [link] [comments] The original content can be found here: New legal bombshells explode on two Navy SEAL war crimes cases: ‘Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward “Eddie” Gallagher not only stabbed to death a teenage wounded Islamic State POW during a 2017 deployment
From Reddit World News: submitted by /u/LongDickMick [link] [comments] The original content can be found here: Harrison Ford warns of apocalyptic catastrophe unless action is taken against climate change now | Ahead of his speech at the World Government Summit in Dubai on Sunday, Ford warns that water shortages,
From The Guardian World: Bushfires High temperatures and strong winds fan infernos in state’s north-east as Hunter Valley area faces extreme fire danger A NSW-wide fire ban was issued on Tuesday as temperatures were tipped to reach the low 40s and firefighters battled 33 blazes. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP The
From Reuters Top News: TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares edged up on Tuesday as investors hoped a new round of U.S.-China trade talks would help to resolve a dispute that’s dented global growth and some corporate earnings. FILE PHOTO: A man is reflected on an electronic board showing a
From Reddit World News: submitted by /u/maxwellhill [link] [comments] The original content can be found here: NASA has detected a massive, ancient crater buried under two kilometers of ice in northwest Greenland – it’s the second crater discovered under the region’s thick ice in recent months.
From Al Jazeera: In December, six people were killed when a fire engulfed a Mumbai hospital [File: Bikas Das/AP Photo] A fire at a hotel in New Delhi has killed at least nine people, including a child, according to a senior Indian official. The blaze erupted in the early
From Google World News: The Navy sent USS Preble, left, and USS Spruance, right, near the Chinese manmade island of Mischief Reef in the South China Sea, the location of several territorial conflicts that have raised tensions in the region. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Joshua Leonard / U.S.
From Reddit World News: submitted by /u/maxwellhill [link] [comments] The original content can be found here: Retired Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby suggested that the leaders of Saudi Arabia “have leverage over” Trump, making them believe they can get away with actions such as the grisly killing of journalist
From Al Jazeera: The princess has been disqualified from taking part in the elections [File: Jorge Zarata/EPA-EFE] The political career of Thailand‘s Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi lasted only three days, but in that time her declaration that she would be a candidate for prime minister in a March