Former rebel commander to be next president of Bougainville, lead independence talks
Former rebel military commander Ishmael Toroama has been elected as president of Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea, electoral officials said on Wednesday. Toroama is set to lead talks seeking independence.
The U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 200,000, and it’s just ‘the tip of the iceberg’
China: Trump 'spreading political virus' at United Nations
After US president accuses Beijing of spreading COVID-19 'plague', China's Xi says 'need to get through this together'.
Palestine Resigns Arab League Chairmanship Over Israel Normalization
The state of Palestine has resigned from its chairmanship of Arab League meetings, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyadh Al Maliki announced today, according to Egypt Independent.The decision comes in protest of the recent rapprochement between Israel and Arab states, namely the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain.
Fed, Treasury chiefs back more aid for small business but leave details fuzzy
By Dan Burns and Howard Schneider - Top U.S. economic policymakers opened the door on Tuesday to further aid for small businesses hit by the coronavirus-triggered recession, but differed over how broad it might extend and the manner in which it should be delivered. In testimony before the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and
U.S. airlines to make urgent call for new bailout ahead of October 1 job cuts
Major U.S. airlines plan to make a last-ditch bid to persuade Congress to grant them a new $25 billion bailout to help avert thousands of employee furloughs set to begin Oct. 1, even as a separate $25 billion in government loans for the sector sits untapped.
Duterte: PH rejects attempts to 'undermine' arbitral ruling on South China Sea – The Manila Times
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte reiterated the Philippines’ commitment to resolve the disputes in the South China Sea in accordance with the international law and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). In his speech during the high-level general debate at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly aired early Wednesday, […]
Woman arrested in White House ricin case will make first court appearance today
The woman suspected of sending ricin-laced envelopes to the White House and to several officials in Texas from Canada is set to make her first court appearance later this afternoon.
Luis Suarez faces investigation after 'cheating' on Italian citizenship test
Police in Italy have opened an investigation after Luis Suarez, one of the most controversial players in world football, was accused of cheating on his Italian citizenship test ahead of a move to the country.
Airlines push for coronavirus tests before international flights
Travel restrictions have crushed a global airline industry that says preflight tests would be better than quarantines.
China, India agree not to send more troops to border: Chinese defence ministry
China and India have agreed to stop sending troops to their border and to avoid any actions that might complicate the situation there, the Chinese defence ministry said on Tuesday.
France 'Very Worried' For Hunger-striking Iran Rights Lawyer
France is concerned about the health of jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is in hospital after going on a hunger strike for more than 40 days, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday. The fast is aimed at supporting calls for the release of political prisoners, and help direct attention towards their condition during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the lawyer's husband.
Kenya’s judge advises Parliament to dissolve over lack of women
Top judge says legislators failed to meet constitutional provision allowing for women to hold one-third of seats.