Thousands of Dutch Farmers Protest Over the Netherlands’ Efforts to Drastically Reduce Emissions of Greenhouse Gases
Thousands of Dutch farmers protest over the Netherlands’ efforts to drastically reduce emissions of greenhouse gases Thousands of Dutch farmers drove tractors along highways causing major traffic jams on Wednesday, as part of their protest campaign against what they say are attempts to blame them... Read more
At Least Three Civilians Have Been Killed by Indian Troops in the Disputed Kashmir Region – Pakistan
India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir At least three civilians, including two children, have been killed and eight others wounded after “unprovoked firing” by Indian troops in the disputed Kashmir region, Pakistan‘s foreign ministry said. The incident on Tuesday took place... Read more
Japan in Search for a North Korean Fishing Boat that was Reported to have Sunk in the Sea of Japan
Japanese authorities were searching on Wednesday for a North Korean fishing boat that was reported to have sunk in the Sea of Japan. A North Korean boat telephoned a Japanese fishing office to report that another North Korean vessel had sunk in the northern part of a rich fishing... Read more
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Was Forced to Suspended her Annual Policy Address After Being Heckled in the City’s Parliament
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was forced to suspended her annual policy address after being heckled in the city’s parliament. Opposition lawmakers disrupted the session by shouting and projecting slogans from the start of her speech. After a first interruption, the session briefly resumed to only be interrupted again.... Read more
EU and UK Officials Will Resume Brexit Talks Before Crunch EU Summit
EU and UK officials will resume Brexit talks this morning in the hopes of reaching a deal that can be agreed by leaders at a key summit on Thursday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to update the cabinet on the progress of the negotiations, which continued through the... Read more
Romania is Importing Waste From Abroad
Romania is drowning in waste and most of the landfills are overflowing. The recycling companies in charge of reprocessing the country’s waste are at risk of not producing enough. This has driven those companies to import selected waste from countries like Britain. BBC correspondent Nick Thorpe has visited one... Read more
Fourteen Police Dead in Mexico Gun Ambush
Fourteen police officers have been killed and three injured following a shooting in western Mexico. The police were carrying out a court order in El Aguaje, Michoacán state, when their convoy was ambushed. A powerful criminal group, the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, is believed to have carried out the... Read more
Clashes Erupt as Catalan Independence Protesters Block Airport
Protests have erupted in Barcelona after Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison. Thousands of demonstrators blocked road access to Barcelona’s El Prat airport. More than 100 flights were cancelled. Riot police charged protesters, who threw rocks, cans and fire... Read more
New Zealand Creates Unit to Target Online ‘Extremism’
Ardern said the move complements her push to make global tech giants more accountable for online extremism New Zealand will establish a team of investigators dedicated solely to tackling online “extremism”, as it moves to address failures exposed by the Christchurch mosque shootings, Prime Minister Jacinda... Read more
Vietnam Pulls ‘Abominable’ Film Over South China Sea Map
Abominable star Chloe Bennet attended the premiere of the animation at Toronto International Film Festival Vietnam has pulled the animated DreamWorks film Abominable from cinemas over a scene featuring a map which shows China’s unilaterally declared “nine-dash line” in the South China Sea, state media... Read more