Monthly Archive: July 2018

Nicaragua’s Ortega defends paramilitary violence as US steps up warning 0

Nicaragua’s Ortega defends paramilitary violence as US steps up warning

Nicaragua’s veteran leader Daniel Ortega defended brutal action by his forces against anti-government protesters Monday, as the United States warned he and his wife were “ultimately responsible” for deaths and rights violations. In the...

US judge blocks release of 3D-printed gun blueprints 0

US judge blocks release of 3D-printed gun blueprints

A federal judge on Tuesday stopped the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns as President Donald Trump questioned whether his administration should have agreed to allow the plans to...

Former Trump campaign chief Manafort acted ‘above the law’, court hears 0

Former Trump campaign chief Manafort acted ‘above the law’, court hears

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort considered himself to be “above the law,” prosecutors said Tuesday as his high-profile trial on bank and fraud charges began. Manafort, 69, is the first defendant...

Dozens injured, but no fatalities in Mexico airliner crash 0

Dozens injured, but no fatalities in Mexico airliner crash

At least 85 people were injured after an Aeromexico flight crashed on takeoff during a heavy hail storm in northern Mexico, engulfing the plane in flames, officials said Tuesday. The Embraer 190 aircraft, which...

Iran ‘skeptical’ of Trump’s willingness to negotiate 0

Iran ‘skeptical’ of Trump’s willingness to negotiate

Iran reacted skeptically Tuesday to President Donald Trump saying that he’s willing to negotiate with his Iranian counterpart “anytime,” but top officials did not reject a sit-down out of hand. Ali Akbar Nategh Nouri,...

Dozens of fake pages part of ‘coordinated’ effort ahead of midterms, Facebook says 0

Dozens of fake pages part of ‘coordinated’ effort ahead of midterms, Facebook says

Facebook Inc has identified a new coordinated political influence campaign to mislead users and organize rallies ahead of November’s U.S. congressional elections, taking down dozens of fake accounts on its site, the company said...

Few bikes and no cars to share: Paris’s summer of discontent 0

Few bikes and no cars to share: Paris’s summer of discontent

The sudden demise of the Autolib’ electric car-sharing scheme and the continuing trials of its bike-sharing sibling Velib’ have left many Parisians feeling the city has turned back on a decade of trailblazing progress....

Macron government survives no-confidence votes over Benalla scandal 0

Macron government survives no-confidence votes over Benalla scandal

French President Emmanuel Macron’s government survived two votes of no confidence Tuesday in the wake of a political and public uproar triggered by a video of his chief bodyguard beating a protester. The government...

Four million in Indian state risk losing citizenship 0

Four million in Indian state risk losing citizenship

India on Monday effectively stripped four million people in Assam of citizenship, sparking fears of mass deportations of Muslims from the northeastern state. A new draft register of citizens includes only those able to...

Spain denies ‘mass’ migration, says Europe needs ‘new blood’ 0

Spain denies ‘mass’ migration, says Europe needs ‘new blood’

Spain’s Foreign Minister Josep Borrell denied Monday that the country was experiencing “mass” immigration and said Europe needed “new blood” to compensate for a low birth rate. “We’re trivialising the word ‘mass’,” he told...