LATEST NEWS

Pakistan’s Continues its Kill and Dump Policy in Balochistan

The Human Rights Council of Balochistan (HRCB), an NGO based in France and Sweden, recently published a Bi-annual report titled 2019 Balochistan: The State of Human Rights. This report was published one week after the HRCB had issued a message of appreciation to Members of the European Parliament for “raising the issue of an ethnic […]

LATEST NEWS

Cardi B talks minimum wage increase with Bernie Sanders

Rapper and social media sensation Cardi B teamed up with US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in a video released Tuesday showing the pair discussing the need to raise the minimum wage. The unlikely duo — an elderly, often-disheveled senator and a flamboyant, profanity-using performer — filmed the online campaign video at a Detroit nail salon […]

LATEST NEWS

Fossil fuels? Plastic? Trump says more is better

President Donald Trump has seen the future and it is oil. And plastic. Where most environmental scientists and most US allies fear that overuse of fossil fuels is driving the planet into crisis, the US president spies only opportunity. In a speech on Tuesday to hundreds of workers building a new Shell petrochemical factory near […]

LATEST NEWS

US immigration chief under fire for twisting Statue of Liberty poem

Acting US immigration chief Ken Cuccinelli came under fire Tuesday for twisting the words of a famed poem that appears on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty. “Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge,” Cuccinelli said on National […]

LATEST NEWS

Japan braces for powerful storm at peak holiday period

Japan was bracing Wednesday for a severe tropical storm expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds during the peak holiday period, with dozens of flights and bullet train services cancelled. The storm, named Krosa, is expected to churn slowly over western parts of the country, potentially affecting millions of people returning to major cities […]

LATEST NEWS

Guaido warns Venezuela’s Maduro over moves to advance legislative elections

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido warned President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday that any attempts to bring forward parliamentary elections would end in “disaster” for the government. Elections to renew the National Assembly, the only branch of government under opposition control, are set for December 2020. But the Constituent Assembly, a rival body created by the […]

LATEST NEWS

Franco-Irish girl’s family mourn ‘unbearable’ loss, as autopsy conducted

Malaysian authorities Wednesday conducted a post-mortem examination on the body of a Franco-Irish teen found in the jungle after she disappeared from a resort, as her family mourned the “unbearable” loss. The naked body of Nora Quoirin, 15, was discovered Tuesday in a ravine in dense rainforest after a 10-day hunt involving hundreds of people, […]

LATEST NEWS

Trump assailed for hands-off stance on Hong Kong

President Donald Trump was assailed Tuesday for his hands-off approach to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, avoiding criticizing Beijing even as he cited US intelligence reports of Chinese troops moving to the territory’s border. Critics on both sides of the political spectrum accused Trump of abandoning longstanding US policy to support democratic movements and giving […]

LATEST NEWS

U.K. Gears Up for Brexit-Driven Election That Boris Johnson Can’t Call

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s staff talk about an imminent general election as though it were a fact, and on Tuesday, a Conservative politician accidentally published a draft email about his “GE2019 team.” But amid growing expectations that the next chapter in the U.K.’s political crisis will see the country go to the polls, it’s still […]