Month: August 2019

Trump calls Danish PM's rebuff of Greenland idea 'nasty' as trip cancellation stuns Danes

From Reuters Top News:   WASHINGTON/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – President Donald Trump declared Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s dismissal of his idea to buy Greenland “nasty” and an affront to the United States on Wednesday, a day after shocking Danes by canceling a Copenhagen visit over the rebuff. Danes voiced disbelief

Amazon rainforest fire: How did the Amazon fire start? How long has it been on fire? – Express.co.uk

From Google World News:   The Amazon rainforest is burning record numbers of fires this year, and now smoke from the expansive flames has been captured on both NASA and NOAA satellites from space. According to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) satellite data showed an 83 percent increase

Xenophobic bullying souring lives of East European pupils in UK

From The Guardian World:   Bullying Study finds children in England and Scotland experiencing rising racism and prejudice in public after Brexit vote University of Strathclyde research found 77% of surveyed pupils in England and Scotland had suffered racism, xenophobia or bullying. (Model posing). Photograph: Vesa Moilanen/Rex Features Eastern European

West Papua protests: Indonesia deploys 1,000 soldiers to quell unrest

From The Guardian World:   West Papua Move follows unrest over detention of scores of Papuan students in Surabaya, East Java Indonesian soldiers arrive in West Papua following protests that were triggered following the arrest of Papuan students in the Indonesian city of Surabaya. Photograph: Antara Foto/Reuters Indonesia has deployed

Iceland’s prime minister will skip Pence’s visit. She says it’s not a snub. – Washington Post

From Google World News:   Iceland Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir speaks to reporters in Berlin on March 19, 2018. Jakobsdóttir will be out of the country when Vice President Pence visits next month. (Michael Sohn/AP) Eli Rosenberg General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news August 21 at 6:52 PM

Amazon fires: President Jair Bolsonaro suggests NGOs to blame – BBC News

From Google World News:   Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro says non-governmental organisations may be setting fires in the Amazon to embarrass the government after they cut funding, despite offering no evidence. A record number of fires were recorded in the Amazon this year, according to The National Institute for Space

Bill Maher fires back at Tlaib after she suggests a boycott of his show – Fox News

From Google World News:   HBO host Bill Maher ridiculed Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., on Wednesday, suggesting the freshman congresswoman was childlike after she called for a boycott of his TV show. “Some people have one move only: boycott. Cancel. Make-go-away,” Maher wrote, apparently echoing phrases toddlers use. “But here’s