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US to open Greenland consulate amid increased interest

Saturday  01:00,   24 august 2019
msn

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to open a U.S. consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades amid increased strategic and economic interest in the Danish territory. The State Department says in a letter to Congress that >>>

Tunisian police arrest presidential candidate Karoui on tax evasion charges

Friday  23:30,   23 august 2019
reuters

Tunisian police arrested presidential candidate Nabil Karoui on Friday on what local media said were charges of financial crimes, but his party said it was a politically motivated attempt to exclude him from the election race.... >>>

Brazil officials call Amazon fire outrage "sensationalist"

Friday  23:05,   23 august 2019
cbsnews

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro encouraged development in the Amazon rainforest. Now he's calling global backlash... >>>

Amazon Fires Prompt Alarm in Europe, and Anger at Brazil’s Government

Friday  21:55,   23 august 2019
nytimes

European leaders have reacted with growing fear and anger to the fires ravaging Brazil’s rain forest, calling it a worldwide crisis that is accelerating global warming — and one that Brazil’s leader appears unwilling to... >>>

Paris Prosecutor Opens Investigation in Jeffrey Epstein Scandal

Friday  21:35,   23 august 2019
nytimes

PARIS — Prosecutors in France said on Friday that they had opened a preliminary investigation into the scandal surrounding the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein in connection with possible offenses such as rape, the sexual assault of minors and... >>>

Le Brexit breakthrough? Europe says 'Nein', 'non', 'no'

Friday  20:25,   23 august 2019
reuters

Le Brexit breakthrough? Europe says 'Nein', 'non',... >>>

Moscow court extends arrest for American charged with spying

Friday  18:01,   23 august 2019
msn

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has ruled to keep an American man suspected of spying in prison for two more... >>>

Russian doctor has trace of radiation after explosion

Friday  18:01,   23 august 2019
msn

MOSCOW (AP) — Over Russian 100 medical workers who helped treat victims of a recent mysterious explosion at a military testing range have undergone checks and one man has been found with a trace of radiation, officials said... >>>

Missing WikiLeaks associate had kayak accident in Norway: police

Friday  17:40,   23 august 2019
msn

A Dutch WikiLeaks associate who went missing under mysterious circumstances a year ago probably had a kayaking accident, Norwegian police said Friday, adding that his body had not yet been... >>>

Turkey vows not to quit army post surrounded in Syria

Friday  17:31,   23 august 2019
msn

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday that Turkish troops will not quit a military observation post in northwestern Syria where they are surrounded by government forces. © ANWAR AMRO Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tells a news... >>>

Spanish ship arrives in Italy to take in 15 rescued migrants

Friday  17:31,   23 august 2019
msn

A Spanish navy patrol boat sent to Lampedusa to pick up 15 migrants from the charity rescue ship Open Arms arrived Friday off the southern Italian island, the Spanish government... >>>

Trump heading to G-7 summit after insulting allied world leaders

Friday  16:36,   23 august 2019
cbsnews

"Our allies take advantage of us far greater than our enemies," the president said in a speech earlier this... >>>

Human chain across Hong Kong expresses solidarity and determination, say protesters

Friday  16:15,   23 august 2019
cnn

Protesters formed a human chain across Hong Kong Friday evening in a show of solidarity for the city's pro-democracy protest movement that continues to gain traction almost three months after it began. © Vincent Yu/AP Demonstrators hold signs as... >>>

Amazon fire: Why is the world's largest rain forest burning?

Friday  16:00,   23 august 2019
usatoday

The Amazon rainforest is burning at an alarming rate, with tens of thousands of fires laying waste to the world's largest tropical rainforest. © Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc.Brazil's National... >>>

Israeli teenager killed in West Bank bomb attack

Friday  15:25,   23 august 2019
bbc

The girl had been hiking with her brother and father when an explosive device was detonated. It was not clear if the device was thrown or had been planted there. Rina's brother and father were seriously wounded by the blast and were evacuated by... >>>