US Lawmakers Will Enter a New and Critical Phase in the Impeachment Inquiry of President Trump
President Trump talks to the media before leaving the White House Washington, DC – The United States House of Representatives will enter a new and critical phase in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump on Wednesday with the first public hearings set to begin.... Read more
Venezuela’s Former Military Intelligence Chief Hugo Carvajal Has Gone Missing in Spain
Hugo Carvajal was stripped of his rank by the administration of President Nicolas Maduro after coming out in support of Juan Guaido Venezuela’s former military intelligence chief Hugo Carvajal has gone missing in Spain days after local media reported a Spanish court had agreed to extradite him to the... Read more
Australian Officials Order Residents and Tourists To Flee Raging Wildfires
Australian officials on Wednesday ordered residents and tourists to get out of the way of fast-approaching flames as firefighters struggled to contain more than 150 bushfires raging on both the east and west coasts. While cooler weather overnight brought some relief for firefighters in the state of New South... Read more
Japanese Government to Scrap Cherry Blossom Party Amid PM Abe Cronyism Criticism
The publicly funded event has taken place in a Tokyo park since 1952 to honour people for their achievements The Japanese government said Wednesday it would scrap next year’s annual cherry blossom party after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came under fire amid claims he invited too many... Read more
US Congress and White House at Odds as Turkish President Erdogan and Trump Set to Meet
Turkey’s President Erdogan, left, and his US counterpart Trump, right, shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan Washington, DC – When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits the White House on Wednesday, he will likely receive a... Read more
Chinese President Xi Backs Greek Effort For Return of Parthenon Marbles from UK
Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered his support to Greece‘s efforts for the return of the 2,500-year-old Parthenon Marbles from the United Kingdom, weighing in on a long-standing dispute between the two European countries. Xi made the comments on Tuesday while touring the Acropolis Museum in Athens alongside his Greek counterpart,... Read more
Japan Spacecraft Starts Yearlong Journey Home From Asteroid
JAXA scientists hope the samples contain carbon and organic matter that could explain how they are related to Earth Japan‘s Hayabusa2 spacecraft has departed from a distant asteroid, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to bring back soil samples and data that could... Read more
McDonald’s UK Staff Join Global Day of Protests Over Pay
McDonald’s workers in the UK have gone on strike as part of a global day of protests over pay. Staff at six South London stores are walking out on Tuesday, while protests will be held across the UK, including outside Downing Street. They are demanding an end to “poverty... Read more
Cambodia’s Self-exiled Opposition Veteran Meets Malaysian MPs in Democracy Push
KUALA LUMPUR/PHNOM PENH (REUTERS) – Cambodia’s self-exiled opposition veteran Sam Rainsy met Malaysian lawmakers on Tuesday (Nov 12) in a push to rally support in South-east Asia against authoritarian ruler Hun Sen just as the European Union considers withdrawing trade preferences. In a sign of the increasing pressure on... Read more
A Fake Social Media Video Where Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn Endorse Each Other for Prime Minister
A fake social media video where Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn endorse each other for prime minister has been posted online in an attempt to show the potential of so-called ‘deepfake’ videos to undermine democracy. The video, by research organisation Future Advocacy, used Artificial Intelligence (AI) and an impressionist... Read more