Sunday, 29 Nov 2020

World News

Hungary mourns post-WWI 'dismemberment', 100 years on

Hungarians mark a centenary of the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian empire in 1920, with flags at half-mast. Hungary is marking a centenary of the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire on June 4, 1920, with the country’s flags at half-mast. It was on that day, soon after World War I, that a treaty was signed in […]

'I will kill you': Philippines' Duterte renews drug war threat

Duterte warning comes day after UN report that found ‘near impunity’ in war on drugs that has left thousands dead. President Rodrigo Duterte renewed on Friday a threat to kill drug dealers after the Philippines seized 756kg (1,667lbs) of crystal methamphetamine just a day after the United Nations found “near impunity” in the drug war […]

It is rocket science: EU to speed up space ambitions, Breton says

PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union will plough more money into rocket launches, satellite communication and space exploration to preserve its often unsung successes in space and keep up with US and Chinese ambitions, its space chief said on Sunday. Over the past decades, Europe has sought to build independent access to space from U.S. […]

U.S. ambassador appears on Lebanese TV despite court-imposed ban

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese media broadcast interviews with the U.S. ambassador on Sunday, ignoring a ruling by a judge who banned the diplomat from television for a year over remarks that criticised the powerful Shi’ite movement Hezbollah. Hezbollah is the main political force behind the Lebanese government. Washington considers the heavily armed pro-Iran movement to […]

Ask Amy: Teacher should take her parents to school – The Denver Post

Dear Amy: I am a married, 50-year-old, elementary school teacher. Socially and politically I lean firmly left and my family is very aware of it. My parents and my in-laws are VERY conservative and quite religious. At gatherings they are very vocal about their disdain for liberals and Democrats, calling them names, saying they’re going […]

Government wants to get Britain moving again with 'infrastructure roadmap': minister

LONDON (Reuters) – Interior minister Priti Patel said on Sunday the government wants to get Britain moving again after passing through a peak in the coronavirus pandemic, suggesting an “infrastructure roadmap” would be unveiled shortly. Speaking to Sky News, Patel also said Britons should stick to the government’s guidelines to stop the spread of the […]

Poland begins voting in presidential election delayed by pandemic

Incumbent President Andrzej Duda is running for re-election that could weaken the country’s right-wing government. Polish voters began casting their ballots on Sunday in round one of a tight presidential race that had to be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Incumbent Andrzej Duda, 48, is campaigning for re-election in a vote that could determine […]

Wearing face masks, French voters return to delayed municipal elections

PARIS (Reuters) – Voters in France donned face masks to cast their ballots on Sunday in a delayed second round of country-wide municipal elections, a mid-term test for President Emmanuel Macron and his ruling party which could fail to win a single big city. A year ago Macron had hoped the local elections would help […]

Lazarus Chakwera sworn in as Malawi president

Lazarus Chakwera has been sworn in as president of Malawi after winning an election rerun. He defeated incumbent Peter Mutharika with 58.57% of the vote in Tuesday’s poll, the electoral commission announced late on Saturday. In February, Malawi’s constitutional court annulled Mr Mutharika’s victory in the May 2019 election, citing vote tampering. The country was […]