Germany won’t export arms to Saudi for now: Merkel

AFP 10/22/2018

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that Berlin would not export arms to Saudi Arabia for now in the wake of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s violent death. “I agree with all those who say when it comes…

US withdrawal from nuclear arms deal ‘dangerous step’ — Moscow

AFP 10/21/2018

MOSCOW — Withdrawing from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia as President Donald Trump has announced he plans to do is a dangerous step, Russia’s deputy foreign minister warned on Sunday. “This would be a…

Canada pot stores run out of supplies, more lineup

AFP 10/19/2018

Day two of legal recreational cannabis in Canada on Thursday saw more long lineups outside pot stores and supply shortages in parts of the country. Most consumers were exuberant about the end of prohibition, but a few…

Hong Kong mega bridge launch announcement sparks backlash

AFP 10/18/2018

China has finally announced the opening ceremony for the world’s longest sea bridge, which will connect Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland, but critics hit back Thursday over the secrecy surrounding the project. Construction started in 2009…

Police clear protesters as Indian temple prepares to accept women

AFP 10/17/2018

Indian police on Wednesday cleared protesters trying to stop women from accessing one of Hinduism’s most sacred sites, a hilltop temple forced by judges to open its doors to all female pilgrims for the first time. The…

Trump sure to seek reelection

AFP 10/17/2018

WASHINGTON, United States – Not that there was much doubt, but President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is sure to seek a second term in 2020. “Yes, 100 percent,” Trump told Fox Business television in an…

Robot’s debut in UK parliament invites ‘Maybot’ mockery

AFP 10/17/2018

LONDON, United Kingdom — A walking and talking robot appeared in Britain’s parliament for the first time on Tuesday, prompting Twitter users to seize the chance to heap more mockery on Theresa May. The latest round of…

Harvard on trial over alleged discrimination against Asians

AFP 10/16/2018

NEW YORK, United States – Harvard University went on trial Monday over an opaque admissions selection process that critics say discriminates against Asian students. A lawsuit has challenged the use of race as a factor in Harvard…

Pot legalization poses health, safety challenges

AFP 10/15/2018

CANADA will end its pot prohibition Wednesday with the goals of curbing the black market and use by youth, amid concerns around the public health and safety merits of legalization. Public health officials contend that smoking cannabis…

Saudi Arabia vows to retaliate if punished over missing critic

AFP 10/15/2018

Saudi Arabia warned it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as more Western companies distanced themselves from the Gulf State. US President Donald Trump has threatened…

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