Category: Daily

Global warming: Cities slow to respond as climate breakdown goes on

As Europe is facing 2019's largest heat wave, an update on the temperature data from 558 cities and their surroundings in Europe shows that 2018 was the warmest year since 1900 in 203 cities. Local response to the climate breakdown...

/ June 25, 2019

Wladimir Klitschko rescued from burning yacht

Klitschko posted a video of the rescue operation on social mediaFormer heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko was rescued by Spanish coastguard after the luxury yacht he was onboard caught fire.The 43-year-old, who retired from boxing in August 2017, was on holiday...

/ June 25, 2019

Mayoral election in Istanbul: Stung

Ekrem İmamoğlu, the Republican People's Party (CHP, social democratic opposition) candidate for mayor of Istanbul, celebrated a landmark win on the ruling AKP party candidate Binali Yıldırım on 23 June. İmamoğlu had initially won the mayoral election for Turkey's largest...

/ June 25, 2019

Dutch emergency line hit by KPN telecoms outage

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The disruption originated from the network of national carrier KPN The Netherlands has been hit by its largest telecommunications outage in years, with the 112 emergency number knocked out across the country.The disruption, which lasted...

/ June 25, 2019

New U.S. Sanctions Mean ‘Permanent Closure’ Of Diplomacy, Iran Says

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says the new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader and other top officials mean the “permanent closure” of diplomacy between Tehran and Washington. That’s according to a report carried by...

/ June 25, 2019

New Folau fund tops $500k within hours, including $100k from Australian Christian Lobby

A fresh fundraising effort for Israel Folau has already amassed nearly $500,000 in donations, just hours after it was launched by the Australian Christian Lobby.The organisation relaunched a campaign for the former Wallabies star on their website after Folau's successful...

/ June 25, 2019

300 children removed from Texas facility amid reports of ‘appalling’ conditions

The government has removed 300 children from a migrant camp in Texas after complaints they were being kept in dirty, inhumane conditions. "I have never heard of this level of inhumanity".That's how lawyer Holly Cooper described the conditions inside a Texas...

/ June 25, 2019

Russia launches surprise missions to prepare for escalating US-Iran tension says expert

Chairman of the Officers of Russia Presidium Major General Sergei Lipovoi made the claims when speaking to the country’s state-run Tass Russian News Agency. He said that the "main aim of these surprise drills is to check the combat readiness...

/ June 24, 2019

Make America Grateful Again

Matt Kibbe attends a Grateful Dead show and explains what makes this iconic band so quintessentially American. The music, the community, and the legacy of the Grateful Dead are a metaphor for liberty and the beautiful chaos that emerges when...

/ June 24, 2019

Palestinians denounce US’s peace plan before Manama event

Ramallah, occupied West Bank - Hundreds of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are protesting against the United States' Middle East peace plan, taking to the streets on the eve of a US-sponsored summit in Bahrain where Washington is expected to reveal details of its...

/ June 24, 2019

Turkey’s opposition sees turning point in Istanbul mayoral win

Opposition supporters and the few media outlets that back them are calling on the Republican People's Party's (CHP) Ekrem Imamoglu's win in the Istanbul mayoral rerun vote a win for democracy.Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been dealt an awkward...

/ June 24, 2019

Ola Bini, Privacy Activist and Julian Assange Friend, Speaks Out After Release from Ecuadorian Jail

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman. We end today’s show in Quito, Ecuador, where we’re joined by Ola Bini, a Swedish programmer and data privacy...

/ June 24, 2019

Beer ban leaves German neo-Nazi rock fans thirsty

Image copyright zdf Image caption Some fans sported T-shirts with Nazi-style symbols Beer and marching songs may have fuelled Adolf Hitler's rise to power, but neo-Nazis faced an alcohol ban at a German rock festival at the weekend.The ban was...

/ June 24, 2019

Cambodia building collapse: Two pulled alive from rubble

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A survivor is carried on stretches after being cut from the rubble on Monday In Cambodia, two people have been pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed building - more than two days...

/ June 24, 2019

The Palestinian refugees and the ‘monologue of the century’

In 1948, about 450 Palestinian villages were razed to the ground by Israeli forces and about 770,000 people - including about 20,000 Jews expelled by Arab militias from Hebron, Jerusalem, Jenin, and Gaza - were evicted in a matter of few...

/ June 24, 2019

Official sacked over Cambodia building collapse as toll hits 28

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has sacked a top disaster management official, saying he failed to take responsibility for a Chinese-owned building under construction that collapsed at the weekend, killing at least 28 people. Deputy Director of the National Committee of...

/ June 24, 2019

France 40C heatwave could break June records

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A Canadian tourist cools down in the Trocadero's fountains in August 2018 amid another heatwave France is braced for a heatwave with temperatures forecast to exceed 40C this week – potentially breaking the record...

/ June 24, 2019

How did the ‘clever country’ end up with a $90 billion botched NBN?

The Coalition’s botched NBN is not just a costly technological failure, but a policy debacle that has cost Australia’s taxpayers billions of dollars, as well as contributing to the severe devaluation of a whole industry. Kim Wingerei reports. ON WEDNESDAY,...

/ June 24, 2019

Did the Saudis urge Trump to call off planned strike against Iran?

Saudi Arabia and Iran have long been bitter rivals for political and strategic dominance in the Gulf region. After President Trump called off retaliatory strikes against Iran at the last minute last Thursday night, one of his first calls to...

/ June 24, 2019

Let the debates begin: Time for progressive candidates to seize the moment

On Wednesday and Thursday, 20 Democratic candidates for president will file onto the stage of a Miami theater for the first formal debates of the primary season. There are so many contenders that the DNC and hosts NBC, MSNBC and...

/ June 24, 2019

Israel Folau’s GoFundMe page shut down amid outrage

Israel Folau's online campaign to raise money for his legal fight against Rugby Australia has been shut down.GoFundMe Australia has taken down Folau's page - which had raised more than $750,000 of a $3 million target - and will issue...

/ June 24, 2019