News: World

White and male: broader bureaucracy mirrors Trump cabinet's profile

Saturday  10:21,   21 october 2017
Reuters

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Theresa May privately agrees to pay up to €40 billion Brexit divorce bill

Friday  16:45,   20 october 2017
Business Insider Australia

Theresa May privately assures EU leaders that Britain will pay for current and future liabilities amounting to around €40 billion ($A60.12 billion). The UK has not formally made this offer in negotiations. As a result, the EU council is expected to[...]

Pakistani court indicts ex-PM Sharif in 3rd corruption case

Friday  11:07,   20 october 2017
Associated Press

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Japan's Emperor Akihito likely to abdicate at end-March 2019: Asahi

Friday  05:46,   20 october 2017
Reuters

Japan's Emperor Akihito is likely to abdicate at the end of March 2019 and Crown Prince Naruhito is expected to ascend the throne in April, the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in nearly two centuries, the Asahi newspaper reported on[...]

Tourist killed by falling masonry in famous Florence church

Friday  04:50,   20 october 2017
Associated Press

A 52-year-old tourist from Spain was killed Thursday by falling masonry in one of Florence's most famous churches, the Basilica of Santa Croce. The church, a top tourist attraction, is where Italian luminaries Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and[...]

CIA chief: North Korea close to nuke that could hit US

Friday  01:45,   20 october 2017
AFP

The United States should assume Kim Jong-Un's regime is "on the cusp" of getting a nuclear missile capable of striking US targets and work to prevent this, the head of the CIA said Thursday. CIA director Mike Pompeo said President[...]

Putin talks like Russia’s next president but stays silent on whether he’ll run

Friday  01:22,   20 october 2017
The Washington Post

The Russian leader used a major speech to list the Kremlin’s grievances against the United States. He asserted that Washington has failed to fulfill the terms of nuclear and chemical weapons treaties. He repeated his long-standing accusation that[...]

A Trove of Yiddish Artifacts Rescued From the Nazis, and Oblivion

Thursday  23:56,   19 october 2017
The New York Times

Hidden in a church basement and forgotten, the books and documents recently discovered provide sharp new insights into Jewish life and literature.Even stranger, they appointed Jewish intellectuals and poets to select the choicest pearls for[...]

UK attempted murder trial shown parachute sabotage

Thursday  07:50,   19 october 2017
9News.com.au

The court has seen how quickly a parachute can be sabotaged during the trial of a man accused of trying to murder his wife in a skydiving accident. British Army fitness instructor Emile Cilliers, 37, is accused of trying to engineer his wife's[...]

Monument of love, the Taj Mahal, at heart of political storm

Thursday  07:50,   19 october 2017
Associated Press

India's famed monument of love, the white marble Taj Mahal, is finding itself at the heart of a political storm, with some members of the country's ruling Hindu right-wing party claiming that the mausoleum built by a Muslim emperor does not[...]

Muslim cleric held over selfie star's murder

Thursday  07:03,   19 october 2017
Sky News

Pakistani police say a Muslim cleric has been arrested over the murder of social media star Qandeel Baloch. Ms Baloch, whose real name was Fauzia Azeem, was found strangled in her home in the city of Multan last year after posting racy images of[...]

Trump offered a grieving military father $25,000 in a call, but didn’t follow through

Thursday  02:15,   19 october 2017
The Washington Post

‘No other president has ever done something like this,’ Trump told the late soldier’s father.Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Cpl. Dillon Baldridge, told The Washington Post that Trump called him at his home in Zebulon, N.C., a few weeks after[...]

Trump says Comey 'totally protected' Clinton, swipes at DOJ as new documents confirm claims

Thursday  01:51,   19 october 2017
FOX News

Trump says Comey 'totally protected' Clinton, swipes at DOJ as new documents confirm claimsIn a series of tweets, Trump also swiped at the Justice Department, seeming to suggest they review what he called an apparent[...]

'Our task was to set Americans against their own government': New details emerge about Russia's trolling operation

Wednesday  09:36,   18 october 2017
Business Insider Australia

Recently-revealed details about how an infamous Russian "troll farm" operated and its role in Russia's disinformation campaign shed new light on Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential race. One former troll, who was[...]

Xi Jinping declares China's intent to be a 'leading power' by 2050

Wednesday  08:41,   18 october 2017
Business Insider Australia

China will be a leading nation in terms of national power and global impact by 2050, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Communist Party officials.China will be a leading nation in terms of national power and global impact by 2050, Chinese President[...]