News: World

Will Myanmar Face Punishment For The Rohingya Crisis?

Tuesday  14:17,   19 september 2017

The Rohingya crisis led more thousands march on the Myanmar embassy in Bangladesh on Monday — but there's no end in sight for what a U.N. official has called "ethnic cleansing."As world diplomats gathered in New York on Monday, more[...]

Front row for N. Korea, beef for lunch: a look at the UN gathering

Tuesday  14:17,   19 september 2017

It's been dubbed the Super Bowl of diplomacy, the Oscars of world statesmanship: the UN General Assembly kicks off on Tuesday with US President Donald Trump in the spotlight as he makes his first address to the 193-nation body. Here are a few[...]

Developers Michael and Peter Kulakovski admit evading $38 parking fee

Tuesday  13:05,   19 september 2017
Sydney Morning Herald

Magistrate left "mystified" about why the brothers didn't just pay for parking.So the brothers returned to a car park on Murray Street, Pyrmont, drove their business car up to the exit, where Peter got out and lifted the boom gate for[...]

UK police 'arrest' swan after road rage incident

Tuesday  09:55,   19 september 2017

Officers say no swans were harmed during the chaseA different kind of suspect has been apprehended in Cambridgeshire,[...]

Convicted church killer wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers

Tuesday  09:55,   19 september 2017
Associated Press

A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian. In a handwritten request[...]

New push to replace Obamacare reflects high stakes for Republicans

Tuesday  09:51,   19 september 2017
The Washington Post

If they fail again, Senate Republicans will look even weaker. If they succeed, they will own legislation that would slash health-care spending and cover fewer people than the last bill.The renewed push comes nearly two months after the last attempt[...]

Germany Ordering Warships Amid Russia Resurgence

Tuesday  03:51,   19 september 2017

The German navy will spend $2 billion on its new corvettes, while it awaits delivery of four much larger frigate ships.Parliament approved the funds for the vessels in June, and the German navy expects to receive the ships by 2025. They will each be [...]

North Korea: UN trying to 'exterminate' us

Monday  23:26,   18 september 2017
Sky News

North Korea has called increased UN sanctions a "hostile act", committed with the intention to "physically exterminate" its citizens.In response to new sanctions - imposed after the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test[...]

Dreamers sue Trump for ending DACA

Monday  18:52,   18 september 2017
The Hill

Dreamers sue Trump for ending DACAThe lawsuit, filed in San Francisco federal court Monday, is the first to be brought against the administration by recipients of the program. DACA provided its recipients with work permits and protections from[...]

Serbia's lesbian PM at Pride takes tolerance 'one step at a time'

Monday  18:35,   18 september 2017

Serbia's lesbian prime minister said Sunday that she was working "one step at a time" towards a more tolerant society, as she joined Belgrade's annual gay march held under heavy security. Ana Brnabic, 41, became one of the [...]

Trump makes his U.N. debut with a shout out to his 'successful' property 'right across the street'

Monday  18:35,   18 september 2017
The Week

On Monday, President Trump opened his first-ever remarks as president to the United Nations General Assembly with a shout out to one of his luxury properties. USA Today noted that Saudi Arabia bought the Tower's 45th floor, and "turned[...]

Comment: Trump’s divisive presidency reshapes a key part of his private business

Monday  17:32,   18 september 2017
The Washington Post

For many customers, deciding whether to hold events at Trump-owned clubs has become a political question.They loved[...]

Top U.S. security official targeted in Cuba embassy "health attacks"

Monday  15:54,   18 september 2017
CBS News

The official is among at least 21 Americans affected by mysterious attacks triggering a range of injuriesIdentified as the Regional Security Officer, the position is responsible for serving as the embassy's senior law enforcement and security[...]

Men in custody over London tube bomb were fostered by same couple

Monday  15:54,   18 september 2017

Two men who were fostered by the same British couple are being questioned by police investigating the Parsons Green bombing in London. CCTV images broadcast Sunday (local time) appeared to show a person walking with a Lidl shopping bag in the suburb [...]

China, Russia begin naval drills near North Korea

Monday  14:11,   18 september 2017

China and Russia began naval drills near North Korea on Monday amid continuing tensions over the isolated state's nuclear ambitions and ahead of a United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, where North Korea is likely to loom large.[...]