Category: Global

As Duterte Drifts Toward China, a U.S. Carrier Makes a Point in Manila

MANILA — Amid concerns in the Philippines about the future of its military alliance with the United States, the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan moored off Manila this week to show support for an ally locked in a territorial dispute with...

/ August 8, 2019

China Signals It Will Continue to Weaken Its Currency as Trade War Rages

BEIJING — China signaled on Thursday that it might continue to weaken its currency, a move that threatens to again escalate the trade war with the United States.China’s central bank on Thursday set the midpoint of the renminbi’s daily trading...

/ August 8, 2019

DoJ Cries Presidential Harassment as Democrats Seek Trump Taxes

President Donald Trump's desperate attempt to keep House Democrats from getting their hands on his personal financial information escalated Tuesday, as the president's own Department of Justice weighed in on an ongoing legal battle over a House subpoena. The president...

/ August 7, 2019

From Columbine To El Paso: Life After A Mass Shooting | AJ+

Within 24 hours, mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, killed at least 31 people. But once the headlines move on, what happens to the survivors? Night terrors, panic attacks and survivor's guilt can be just the tip...

/ August 6, 2019

Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuela

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed an executive order on Monday imposing new economic sanctions on the government of Venezuela, escalating his campaign to remove President Nicolás Maduro from office. The White House announced the action, which freezes the property and...

/ August 6, 2019

Donald Trump Struggles To Respond To Mass Shootings

After all this time, no one could have expected anything different—but President Trump's response to the deadly shootings over the weekend in Texas and Ohio still had the power to shock. This was his crisis, undeniably tied to his own...

/ August 5, 2019

EU experts agree pesticide may damage unborn children

There are no safe levels for exposure to the pesticides chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl, dubbed 'the most dangerous you've never heard of', EU experts have said in an unprecedented preliminary-finding into the pesticide - suggesting an EU-wide ban is a step...

/ August 5, 2019

[Ticker] Minister: ‘miracle’ needed for quick EU-Swiss treaty deal

It would take a "miracle" for Switzerland and the current EU Commission to clinch a quick deal over a stalled partnership treaty that has disrupted cross-border share-trading, Swiss foreign minister Ignazio Cassis told Blick newspaper in an interview. He said...

/ August 5, 2019

How The GOP Ended Up Hating Abortion | AJ+

Republicans and their base used to be more supportive of abortion rights than Democrats. Now, they’re pushing for abortion restrictions in states like Alabama and Missouri, with an aim to overturn Roe v. Wade. Why did the GOP turn its...

/ August 4, 2019

Climate change: Europe’s melting glaciers | DW Documentary

https://youtu.be/K9MaGf-Su9I It is far too late to save the Alpine glaciers. And now, the dangers caused by tons of melting ice are rising sharply. Every year, climate change is destroying two of the currently 70 square kilometers of glaciers left...

/ August 3, 2019

Rep. John Ratcliffe Is Already Out As Trump’s DNI Pick

Congressman John Ratcliffe's short-lived tenure as the Director of National Intelligence nominee has already come to an end. Less than a week after President Donald Trump announced Ratcliffe's nomination—prompting intelligence officials to reportedly ask, “Who?”—the president returned to Twitter Friday...

/ August 2, 2019

5 Ways To Beat Trump At His Own Game In 2020

Democrats want to "beat Trump at the ballot box," but do they know how to win? AJ+'s comedy show Newsbroke looks at the mistakes made in 2016, and the elements of Trump's (totally toxic) personality that might just be the...

/ August 2, 2019

The Manhattan D.A. Is Investigating Trump’s Payment to Stormy Daniels

The saga of Stormy Daniels isn't over just yet. The New York Times reports that the Manhattan District Attorney's office is now picking up where federal prosecutors left off and launching its own investigation into the infamous $130,000 payment to...

/ August 2, 2019

Cypriot bishop says it’s hypocritical to mourn child victims of serial killer due to abortion

A controversial Cypriot bishop said it is hypocritical to mourn the child victims of a serial killer given the country's high abortion rate.It comes just days after he was slammed for telling his congregation gay people exist because pregnant women have anal...

/ August 1, 2019

Terrifying moment a 10-foot ‘tsunami’ caused by faulty wave machine crashes into pool-goers

This is the terrifying moment a 10-foot 'tsunami' caused by a faulty wave machine wipes out dozens of pool-goers in China.  The incident took place at the hugely popular summer tourist resort Shuiyun Water Park on July 29, with officials saying 44...

/ July 31, 2019

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and William summer holiday in Mustique Caribbean villa

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent £56,000 on a two-week villa holiday on the idyllic Caribbean island of Mustique this summer.Kate and William rented the exclusive £27,000-a-week Villa Antilles, which boasts a 60ft infinity pool and stunning sea views...

/ July 31, 2019

Kim Commemorates Trump-DMZ Photo Op by Firing Ballistic Missiles

You’ll have to forgive Trump for having said nothing, as of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, about a hostile, nuclear-armed totalitarian government conducting its second missile launch in a week, as the president has been otherwise occupied attacking a black congressman...

/ July 31, 2019

Ayia Napa: Lawyer for Briton who ‘lied about rape’ says she is still the victim

Rape charges against Israeli teenagers were dropped by police after footage showing the British woman who made the allegations 'asking for the door to be closed', one of the men claimed.The 19-year-old British woman told police she was gang-raped by...

/ July 30, 2019

Tourists ‘run for their lives’ as fire breaks in Gran Canaria

Tourists relaxing in Gran Canaria 'ran for their lives' from a water park when a fire broke out at a nearby restaurant causing smoke to billow uncontrollably. Dramatic footage shows families, some with young children, sprinting to get taxis as they left...

/ July 30, 2019

Republicans Planning Annual Retreat in “Rodent Infested” Baltimore

As Donald Trump’s racist rant against Baltimore spirals into a third day, the president has apparently landed his party in an awkward spot. As it turns out, the city the president so recently labeled a “very dangerous & filthy place”...

/ July 29, 2019