‘We are rising’: students strike for global climate action

Hans Lee, Patpicha Tanakasempipat SYDNEY/BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thousands of students took to the streets of Australia and other Asia-Pacific countries on Friday to kick off a global strike demanding world leaders gathering for a U.N....

US, Australia to unveil plan on rare earth mineral supply

US President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison are set to release a plan on Friday aimed at securing the supply of rare earth minerals, a senior administration official said, as concerns...

Venezuela frees several politicians amid talks

Jesus Silva Press TV, Caracas Several Venezuelan politicians who oppose President Nicolas Maduro have been freed as a result of negotiations between the National government and several opposition parties. Among the released politicians, there was Edgar Zambrano, the...

Thousands evacuated as police discover 450 kg WWII bomb near Nuremberg airport

Up to 9,000 Nuremberg residents were evacuated on Thursday as German police found 450 kg bomb not far from the airport. Police cordoned off the place of discovery up to a radius of one kilometer, forcing...

Saudi-led coalition attacks Yemen’s Hudaydah in violation of truce deal

The Saudi-led coalition has launched a military operation against the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah in violation of a 2018 UN-brokered ceasefire agreement. The coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki claims the Friday raid has destroyed four...

Cuba slams US expulsion of UN diplomats as ‘unjustified’

The government in Havana has denounced as “unjustified” the expulsion of two members of its United Nations mission by the United States over security claims. Washington ordered two members of Cuba's UN mission to leave...

China’s Lunar Rover Discovers Mysterious Material on Far Side of Moon, Shows New Photos

Yutu-2, the lunar rover for China's Chang'e-4 mission, grabbed attention last month after its drive team spotted some unusual “gel-like” material while roving close to a small crater. The Chinese-language science outreach publication Our Space,...

Trudeau Cannot Guarantee There Won’t Be More Blackface Photos of Him

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has recently found himself in hot water after several pictures and a video of him wearing blackface makeup were obtained by the press. Blackface is believed to be a symbol...

North Korea May be Preparing to Launch Nuclear Missile-Capable Submarine – Reports

TOKYO (Sputnik) - North Korea could possibly be preparing to deploy a new ballistic missile-capable submarine, the Japanese broadcaster NHK reported, citing independent US researchers. Researchers at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and the...

Good Bye, Google! New Huawei Smartphones Use Its Own Browser and Apps Amid US...

In August, the company unveiled its very own operating system HongmengOS, or in English HarmonyOS, claiming it is "completely different from Android and iOS", and that it would be launched later this year on...

Will Macron Grant Asylum to Snowden?

On the occasion of the release of his memoirs, Edward Snowden gave an interview with France Inter radio in Moscow, where he expressed the desire for the French president to grant him political asylum....

Pentagon Says Has Plan of Defeating Air Defence System of Russia’s Kaliningrad Region

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Pentagon has developed a plan of defeating the air defence system of the Russian westernmost enclave, the Kaliningrad Region, in case of Moscow’s possible aggression, Commander of the US Air...

Turkey’s foreign policy unlikely to change when Erdoğan’s career ends – analysis

Turkey’s foreign policy under the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is not solely the product of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s personal beliefs and expecting a U-turn in Turkish foreign policy after Erdoğan leaves...

Turkish military may have pressured opposition in 2016 parliamentary immunity vote – HDP leaders

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) voted to lift parliamentary deputies’ immunity after a CHP lawmaker made a crucial visit to Turkey’s military command, a Kurdish leader who was jailed after losing his...

Who Is Benny Gantz? Israel’s Ex-Military Chief, Front-Runner For PM Post

Benny Gantz, a 60-year-old former military chief with no prior political experience, has indicated he is open to a unity government. Ruby Mellen, The Washington Post With a parliamentary election producing a deadlock, Israeli Prime...

Not a free speech platform: Facebook declares it’s a ‘publisher’ & can censor whomever...

Facebook has invoked its free speech right as a publisher, insisting its ability to smear users as extremists is protected – but its legal immunity thus far has rested on a law that protects...

Saudi air defenses like Patriot & Aegis don’t match their advertised properties, unfit for...

Multiple Patriot launchers, Aegis destroyers and radars are guarding Saudi skies, but they failed to stop a massive strike on an oilfield because their actual properties aren’t what the US advertises, a Russian Army...

Former high appeals court judge sentenced 14 years over Gülen links

Ahmet Toker, a former judge on Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals, was handed down a 14-year prison sentence on Thursday for alleged membership in the faith-based Gülen movement, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Toker...

Turkish economy expected to contract less than predicted, says OECD

Turkey’s economy is expected to contract by 0.3 percent this year, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in its latest global economic outlook, according to the Ahval news website. The OECD had...

Mark Zuckerberg Meets Donald Trump, Rejects Calls To Break Up Facebook

A Facebook spokesman said discussions between Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and US President Donald Trump were focusing in part on future internet regulation. Agence France-Presse Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg met Thursday with US...