Archive / World - 2019
Tourists among 11 dead in southern Mexico road accidentAt least 11 people died and seven were injured on Sunday when a car and a van carrying tourists crashed on a highway in Mexico’s...Archives reveal details of alleged informers killed by IRARory Finnis was only 21 when he was killed in 1991 by the Irish Republican Army. Accused of informing the Northern Ireland government of the...5 stabbed at Hanukkah celebration in latest attack on JewsA knife-wielding man stormed into a rabbi's home and stabbed five people as they celebrated Hanukkah in an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York...1 dead from plane crash in Maryland neighborhoodA small plane crashed in the Maryland suburbs of the nation's capital Sunday, hitting a home's carport and killing the lone person aboard the aircraft,...US strikes hit Iraqi militia blamed in contractor's deathThe U.S. carried out military strikes in Iraq and Syria targeting an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia blamed for a rocket attack that killed an American contractor,...Police: Parishioners kill man who fatally shoots 2 at churchA man pulled out a shotgun at a Texas church service and fired on worshippers Sunday, killing two people before he was shot to death...Avalanche on Italian glacier kills woman, 2 childrenAn avalanche killed a woman and two children who were skiing on a glacier in the Italian Alps on Saturday.One of the children, severely injured,...Mogadishu car bombing death toll rises to 79; Turks among deadA massive car bomb exploded in a busy area of Mogadishu on Saturday, leaving at least 79 people dead and scores injured in Somalia’s deadliest...Pompeo accuses Iran of suppressing protest memorialsUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday slammed Iran for using "violence" and censorship to prevent memorials for those killed during the suppression of...Algeria reviews as Turkey readies Libya interventionAlgeria's newly elected President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has chaired a rare meeting of the country's top security body to discuss contingency plans for a threatened Turkish...Residents of small Australian communities told to evacuateResidents of two small communities in the southern Australian state of Victoria were told to evacuate on Saturday, as a bushfire burned out of control...Violent clashes in new round of Chile protestsThousands of protesters clashed with police Friday in Santiago in a fresh round of anti-government demonstrations that erupted more than two months ago in Chile.The...Bushfire state of emergency declared in AustraliaAustralian authorities declared a seven-day state of emergency in New South Wales state as a record heat wave fanned unprecedented bushfires raging across the region.Some...Seoul, US fail to agree on cost of US troopsSouth Korea and the United States failed on Wednesday to reach an agreement over Seoul's contribution towards hosting some 28,500 US troops, ending two days...Former Bolivian leader moves to ArgentinaFormer Bolivian President Evo Morales has flown to Argentina, where the new center-left government said Thursday that it had granted him political asylum. "I've come to...Italy faces complaint at UN over abuse of Libyan asylum seekerCampaigners filed a complaint with the UN on Wednesday (Dec 18) against Italy over a teenage migrant who was sent back to Libya in 2018...UK PM vows to work ‘flat out’, outlaw Brexit transition past 2020Britain’s government said Tuesday it will legislate to ensure a post-Brexit transition period does not extend beyond 2020, sending the pound sinking as the European...Trump impeached for abuse of powerPresident Donald Trump was impeached for abuse of power in a historic vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting up a Senate trial...Hundreds of thousands protest in France over pension reform plansHundreds of thousands of French protesters took to the streets Tuesday in a pension reform standoff that has sparked nearly two weeks of crippling transport...South Sudan needs transitional gov't by deadline as pessimism grows: UNThe UN envoy for South Sudan on Tuesday urged the country's leaders to show political will toward formation of a transitional government by the extended...U.S. plans to scale down personnel presence in Iraq: mediaThe U.S. State Department is planning to significantly reduce the number of American personnel in Iraq, local media reported on Tuesday.The State Department sent a...Trump sends letter to Pelosi, slamming impeachment ahead of full House voteU.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent a six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, slamming the House Democrats impeachment effort as an "illegal, partisan...12 inmates dead in shootout at Panama prisonTwelve inmates were killed and about a dozen more were wounded in a gunfight Tuesday inside a prison in the capital, Panamanian authorities said.The shooting...US opposes lifting key sanctions against North KoreaThe United States said Tuesday that it opposes a draft resolution proposed by China and Russia that would terminate U.N. sanctions on key North Korean...Estonia apologizes after minister mocks Finland PMEstonia's president has apologized after the country's interior minister described Finland's new prime minister as "a sales girl".President Kersti Kaljulaid said she was "embarrassed" by...Johnson sets off on Brexit mission post electionPrime Minister Boris Johnson will unveil a new government Monday that wields a sweeping mandate to take Britain out of the European Union after years...NZ observes silence as PM warns of long volcano probeNew Zealand marked one week since the deadly White Island eruption with a minute's silence Monday, as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warned grieving families they...Germany mulls how to attract skilled labor from outside EUGermany Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting top German business and union officials on Monday to discuss how to attract skilled workers from outside the European...NATO says seeks to increase cooperation with Gulf countriesThe NATO secretary general said on Monday that NATO seeks to increase cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.Jens Stoltenberg made the remarks during...Netanyahu's Likud challenger surging ahead of primary launchIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's challenger for the post of ruling Likud party leader is picking up more endorsements ahead of the official launch of...White Island's volcano eruption death toll hits 15, two still missingA recovery team landing on White Island to search for the two deceased who remained unaccounted for was not able to find the bodies while...UN security council calls for restraint in violence-hit IraqThe UN Security Council has called for maximum restraint and urged all to refrain from violence or the destruction of critical infrastructure in demonstrations in...Britain’s Johnson vows to repay trust of opposition votersPrime Minister Boris Johnson vowed Saturday to repay the trust of former opposition voters who gave his Conservatives a mandate to take Britain out of...NZ recovery teams return to volcanic island; 1st victim identifiedNew Zealand recovery teams returned to the volcanic White Island on Sunday but were unable to locate two remaining bodies in their search, the police...Guatemalan cardinal to visit Mississippi after migrant raidsA Guatemalan cardinal who advocates for migrants will visit Mississippi following immigration raids last summer that prompted 680 arrests.The Rev. Roberto Mena, who pastors some...Two dead as severe storms batter FranceTwo pensioners have been killed and tens of thousands of homes left without electricity as gale force winds and flooding hit southwestern France.Eleven departments remained...Trump, leader of Paraguay discuss corruption, VenezuelaIt was the briefest of moments in the Washington media spotlight for Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez.Sitting alongside U.S. President Donald Trump, the South American...NZ resumes mission to retrieve bodies from volcanoNew Zealand police said on Saturday they would search in the waters near the volcanic White Island in their attempts to retrieve two remaining bodies,...Fresh protests as regime stalwart elected Algeria presidentA former ally of Algeria’s deposed leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected president of the protest-wracked country in a widely boycotted vote, sparking another outpouring of...Pope to make environmental plea in annual peace messageMankind needs an "ecological conversion," Pope Francis will say in his annual message of peace, arguing that greater respect for the earth will enable better...EU leaders break stalemate over climate targetEU leaders broke a deadlock early Friday and claimed a deal over a key climate target by committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, sidestepping...Election results 2019: Johnson hails 'historic' Conservative victoryBoris Johnson has said the forecast general election result would deliver a "powerful new mandate" to a "one-nation Conservative government", reports BBC.Speaking after being re-elected...Greta Thunberg is youngest Time Person of the YearGreta Thunberg, the Swedish schoolgirl who inspired a global movement to fight climate change, has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2019.The...Stand-out student among passengers on missing Chilean planeWhen Chilean university student Ignacio Parada boarded a military transport plane bound for the Antarctic, he took with him his dreams for the future and...Fears mount that New Jersey shooting was anti-Semitic attackFears that a deadly shooting at a Jewish market in Jersey City was an anti-Semitic attack mounted on Wednesday as authorities recounted how a man...New Zealand hospitals order skin to treat volcano survivorsNew Zealand medical staff were working around the clock Thursday treating severely burned survivors of a volcanic eruption that police said was believed to have...UK polls campaign end, voting begins on ThursdayThe people of Britain are going to the polls on Thursday in a general election which will not only decide who will govern them for...French govt to unveil pension plan detailsThe French government will unveil the details of a pension reform plan Wednesday that has already seen workers down tools in anticipation, crippling transport for...Five killed in hotel attack in Somali capital: policeFive people were killed in a jihadist attack on a hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, police said Wednesday, adding that the victims were three civilians...Heavy floods affect 310,000 people in ROC, Ethiopia: UNAt least 170,000 people in the Republic of the Congo (ROC) have been hit by heavy rains while another 140,000 have been impacted by river...