Category: World
World 23.08.19 | 12:22

EU floats plan for €100bn sovereign wealth fund

Brussels is considering plans to launch a €100bn sovereign wealth fund to finance European industrial champions to compete with US corporate giants such as Apple and Google and China’s Alibaba, Financial Times reports. EU civil servants have drafted a plan for a ‘European Future Fund’ financed...

World 23.08.19 | 10:59

First Migrant Party formed in Sweden

A Swedish politician of Turkish origin, expelled earlier from the Center Party has formed the Migrant Party, Anadolu Agency reports. Talking to Anadolu Agency, Yuksel said his party will represent migrants. He said for the first time such a party has been formed in Sweden. Yuksel said he was on top of...

World 23.08.19 | 10:10

Bolsonaro rejects foreign advice on raging Amazon fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Thursday rejected foreign advice on a series of forest fires raging in the Amazon. “The Brazilian government remains open to a dialogue based on objective data and mutual respect,” Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter. “The suggestion of the French president to discuss...

World 21.08.19 | 10:18

Trump suggests Russia should be invited back to the G7

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday suggested that Russia should be invited back into the G7, just days before a summit of the exclusive club of nations was due to kick off in France. “I think it’s much more appropriate to have Russia in, particularly the G8, because a lot of things we talk about...

World 21.08.19 | 09:05

More than 100 migrants feared dead off Libya coast

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Tuesday it fears that a boat packed with migrants sunk off the Libyan coast with more than a hundred people dead, Euronews reports. “We have every reason to fear the worst – that over 100 lives were lost and nobody will ever know for sure,” MSF said in a...

World 20.08.19 | 20:39

Italian Prime Minister Conte resigns, ruling coalition collapses

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation Tuesday, setting the country on an uncertain political course that could lead to a snap election or a new governing alliance, Politico reported. Conte’s move preempted a confidence vote that had been expected to take place 12 days after...

World 19.08.19 | 19:46

Merkel meets Orban in Hungary to commemorate ‘Pan-European Picnic’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday as part of the ‘Pan-European Picnic’ anniversary, DW reports. The symbolic event 30 years ago was a show of support for a united Europe that led to the first exodus from behind the Iron Curtain. “The...

World 19.08.19 | 13:34

French police suicide rate climbs

Three riot police officers, a police commander, a police academy teacher — all are among eight French police officers who have killed themselves recently. That makes 64 so far this year — and the number just keeps on climbing, AP reports. Deaths by suicide for French police now outnumber deaths in...

World 18.08.19 | 22:45

UK to end freedom of movement for EU citizens on day one of Brexit, under new government plan

Free movement for EU citizens will end on day one of a no-deal Brexit, under new Home Office plans – despite warnings of chaos and of people trapped in legal limbo. Priti Patel, the new hardline home secretary, is pressing for border restrictions to be imposed immediately on 31 October, even though...

World 15.08.19 | 12:47

Berlin to impose partial diesel driving bans from October

Driving bans imposed on older diesel-powered vehicles are to go into effect on certain heavily polluted streets in two districts of Berlin from the beginning of October, officials said on Thursday. Eight stretches of road where the courts have imposed restrictions lie within the borders of Mitte, the...

World 13.08.19 | 10:10

Woman, 21, killed and others injured in horror knife rampage in Sydney

A 21-year-old woman has been found dead with her throat slashed near scenes of a six-minute knife rampage in Sydney. A man brandishing a knife was filmed standing on top of a car in the city’s busy business district shouting “Allahu Akbar”. Police are investigating whether there is...

World 12.08.19 | 15:17

Monsoon floods, landslides in India leave 190 dead

The death toll from a new wave of monsoon floods and landslides across India has climbed to 190, officials said on Monday. More than 1.4 million people have been affected by the heavy rains of the monsoon season since last week, with the southern states of Kerala and Karnataka and western states of...

World 09.08.19 | 16:39

Salvini wants new elections

There is no way to settle the disagreements within Italy’s governing coalition, so the only way forward is to hold new elections, the leader of Italy’s ruling Lega party, deuty Prime MInister Matteo Salvini said on Thursday evening, the V4 news agency reported. Late in the afternoon, Italian...

World 07.08.19 | 23:10

Raab: Britain will leave EU and “make a success” out of Brexit

United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said during a joint press conference with his American counterpart Mike Pompeo on Wednesday that Britain will leave the European Union at the end of October with or without an agreement and expressed confidence the UK will “make a success” out...

World 07.08.19 | 21:54

200 evacuated after landslide cascades through a northern Italian town

Around 200 people have been evacuated after a landslide crashed through a northern Italian town, according to firefighters, Independent reported. The landslide, in the town of Casargo, above Lake Como in the Lombardy region, was triggered by heavy rain on Tuesday evening. No injuries have been reported,...

World 07.08.19 | 20:39

Zelensky calls on Macron, Merkel and Putin to urgently hold Normandy Four meeting

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called on leaders of the Normandy Four participant countries to meet for talks as soon as possible after the death of four Ukrainian soldiers in recent shelling in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. “… I urge the leaders of the countries of Normandy talks...

World 07.08.19 | 11:14

Austrian court sentences Afghan who planned to bomb the main Vienna railway station

On Tuesday, an Austrian court sentenced the 27-year-old Afghan migrant to fourteen months in prison for making preparations to carry out a suicide attack at Vienna’s main railway station in 2015, the V4 news agency reported. The 27-year-old Afghan got off with a relatively light sentence because...

World 06.08.19 | 15:40

NATO says it’s not preparing for an unlikely US withdrawal

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday he’s absolutely convinced the U.S. will remain in the military alliance and it has made no preparations for an unlikely U.S. withdrawal because doing so would send a signal that it could happen. Stoltenberg made the comments in an interview with...

World 06.08.19 | 14:54

Trump vows ‘urgent resolve,’ calls for death penalty after shootings

US President Donald Trump says the country must condemn racism and white supremacy and pledges to change mental health laws so that disturbed people cannot have firearms. In an address to the nation in the wake of two mass shootings, Trump vows “to act with urgent resolve.” “In one voice our...

World 05.08.19 | 11:57

Malta allows 40 migrants from a German rescue ship to disembark

Forty migrants on the German Sea-Eye humanitarian rescue boat Alan Kurdi are being transferred to Malta by a Maltese navy ship, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said. Although it is unclear at this point which EU member states will eventually them in, Muscat noted that none of the migrants will remain in...

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