Italy allows 10 migrants to leave German Sea-Watch boat

Italy has allowed 10 rescued migrants on the Sea-Watch 3 ship to leave the vessel. Two pregnant women and two sick men are among those who have been given permission to leave the boat.

/ June 16, 2019

Guatemala’s elections: Five things to know

Guatemala City - When Guatemalans cast their ballots in Sunday's general election, thousands of their compatriots will continue their harrowing journey as migrants and asylum seekers heading up through Mexico and across the US border. A crowded field is vying...

/ June 15, 2019

First Palestinian museum in Washington, DC, opens

Washington, DC - The first Palestinian museum in Washington, DC, is set to open on Saturday, exhibiting artwork and historical and cultural documentation of Palestine through contributions from Palestinians around the world.The Museum of the Palestinian People (MPP), with the...

/ June 15, 2019

Judge Dismisses Forcible Kissing Lawsuit From a Former Trump Campaign Staffer

A federal judge has formally dismissed a lawsuit from a former Donald Trump campaign staffer claiming the then-candidate kissed her against her wishes and alleging that the campaign had a habit of pay discrimination against women and African-American employees. Trump...

/ June 15, 2019

Bitcoin Surpasses 1 Million Daily Active Addresses

Bitcoin just passed an interesting milestone today, one we haven’t seen since November 27, 2017. According to CoinMetrics.io, there are now over a million daily active addresses, a number that is defined as the number of unique “from” or “to”...

/ June 15, 2019

How to Use AWS Textract to Extract Text from Scanned Documents in S3 Buckets

A Quick Start Guide for Amazon’s New OCR Service that Uses Python SDK Boto3This article demonstrates how to use AWS Textract to extract text from scanned documents in an S3 bucket.This goes beyond Amazon’s documentation — where they only use examples involving one...

/ June 15, 2019

New York City Flexes Again, Extending Cap on Uber and Lyft

In many ways, New York stands apart from other American cities. It’s got yellow cabs and Broadway and these goofy things called boroughs. It has a sprawling subway system. Another way the city differs: New York regulates ride hailing more...

/ June 15, 2019

Iran renews ultimatum over nuclear deal amid tanker tensions

Iran will continue scaling back compliance with its commitments under the nuclear deal unless other signatories show "positive signals", the Iranian president told a meeting of Russian, Chinese and other Asian leaders in Tajikistan.Iran stopped complying in May with some...

/ June 15, 2019

US focus on building consensus after oil tanker attacks: Pentagon

US President Donald Trump's administration is focused on building international consensus following attacks on two oil tankers in the Middle East that the US has blamed on Iran, acting US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said on Friday. Shanahan told Pentagon...

/ June 15, 2019

Hong Kong extradition protests: Government suspends bill

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of thousands of people have protested against the plans The Hong Kong government has suspended its highly controversial plan to allow extraditions to mainland China, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced.She had previously refused...

/ June 15, 2019

Cause of ‘movement’ that triggered evacuation of Sydney high-rise tower remains unclear

The cause of structural issues that triggered the evacuation of a Sydney high-rise apartment complex tower remains unclear as emergency services remain at the scene.About three-quarters of the occupants living in the 122-apartment Mascot Towers on Bourke Street, in the...

/ June 15, 2019

South China Sea warning: Tensions at breaking point as Philippine diplomats ‘must act now’

The two countries have seen relations sour over the last few years as China has initiated its nine-dash line policy which has infringed on several foreign territories. Specifically, in the contested Scarborough Shoal area, a group of local Philippino fisherman...

/ June 15, 2019

Moldovan oligarch’s party makes way for pro-Europe, pro-Russia coalition

Moldova's Democratic Party, led by powerful oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc, announced its resignation on Friday, ceding power to a new coalition. However, the Democrats consider the new Moldovan government to be illegal and that a snap election should be held to...

/ June 15, 2019

Photos of nature proving its resilience

No matter how hard we may try to tame her, Mother Nature always comes back to claim her turf. Humans are just the weirdest animals. We have this gorgeous, generous planet thriving with life, and all we seem to do...

/ June 15, 2019

Amazon Spark, the retailer’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, has shut down

Amazon’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, Amazon Spark, is no more. Hoping to capitalize on the social shopping trend and tap into the power of online influencers, Amazon in 2017 launched its own take on Instagram with a shoppable feed of stories...

/ June 15, 2019

How to Stay Safe When Using Darknet Markets

If you’re planning to visit a darknet market, you’re either keen to window shop or keen to sample the wares. Whatever your reasons for stopping by, that’s your business and no one else’s. Unfortunately, not everyone shares those civilized ideals....

/ June 15, 2019

‘Work until you die, or die working’: Workers strike in Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil - Thousands of Brazilians brought services in several cities across the country to a standstill on Friday after launching a national strike to protest against President Jair Bolsonaro's pension reforms proposal.Early in the day commuters found themselves...

/ June 14, 2019

Worshippers To Wear Hard Hats At Notre Dame’s First Mass Since Blaze

Notre Dame is set to hold its first Mass since a devastating fire ripped through the French cathedral and sent its spire crashing down in April.The Paris diocese has announced that the intimate service will take place on Saturday evening....

/ June 14, 2019

Crypterium Introduces Global Crypto Payments Card

Crypterium – a financial technology startup based in Estonia — launched the Crypterium Card, the first crypto card available globally. Prior to this launch, crypto cards, such as the Coinbase Card, were only accessible in specific countries or by region,...

/ June 14, 2019

Investors Are Limiting the Growth of Cryptocurrency. Here’s Why.

Several years ago, Bitcoin was a relatively unknown phenomenon and only people ahead of the tech curve were mining and exchanging it on a regular basis. By 2017, that all changed, and Bitcoin skyrocketed from around $900 to over $20,000....

/ June 14, 2019

When to plant pumpkins so they’re ready for Halloween

Since pumpkins generally require around 75 to 100 frost-free days, it's a good idea to get a jumpstart on planting them.Yes, it is June and I am writing about pumpkins. (Shudder.) But this isn't a put-up-the-Christmas-decorations-in-October kind of thing. It's...

/ June 14, 2019