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French doctors to end life support for man in controversial right-to-die case

French doctors to end life support for man in controversial right-to-die case

François Nascimbeni, AFP | The support committee of French quadriplegic Vincent Lambert holds a placard reading “Don’t let Vincent starve to death” in Reims, France, on May 19, 2019 Doctors treating French quadriplegic Vincent Lambert, who has been in a deep vegetative state for more than a decade, plan to stop feeding him this week, […]

At least 32 killed after Daesh militants riot in Tajik prison

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At least 32 killed after Daesh militants riot in Tajik prison

  Five of the inmates and the three guards were killed by Daesh prisoners during the riot that erupted on Sunday evening at a facility near the capital Dushanbe, the justice ministry said in a statement. (AA) Central Asian nation’s Justice Ministry says the riot broke out late on Sunday in the prison in the […]

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Kidnappers demand $1.5 million for Cuban doctors taken in Kenya

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Kidnappers demand $1.5 million for Cuban doctors taken in Kenya

 Gunmen who kidnapped two Cuban doctors in northeastern Kenya and whisked them to Somalia have demanded $1.5 million (1.35 million euros) for their release, police and government sources said Thursday. The pair – a general practitioner and a surgeon – were abducted on April 12 by suspected Al-Shabaab jihadis in Mandera, near the border with […]

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US warns airliners flying over Persian Gulf of misidentification risk amid Iran tensions

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US warns airliners flying over Persian Gulf of misidentification risk amid Iran tensions

In this May 10, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Navy, an F/A-18E Super Hornet launches from the flight deck the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Persian Gulf. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dan Snow, U.S. Navy via AP) U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced […]

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With a ‘miracle’ election result, Scott Morrison has the mandate to do whatever he likes — so what will it be?

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With a ‘miracle’ election result, Scott Morrison has the mandate to do whatever he likes — so what will it be?

VIDEO: Prime Minister Scott Morrison said ‘I have always believed in miracles’ in his victory speech. (ABC News) Having campaigned as a one-man show, Scott Morrison — the author of a “miracle victory” — now finds himself with that rarest and most inscrutable of political assets: the one mandate. Think “Aladdin’s Cave” for politicians. Mr Morrison genuinely […]

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Saudi-led coalition in Yemen strikes Sanaa after pipeline attack by

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Saudi-led coalition in Yemen strikes Sanaa after pipeline attack by

Mohammed Huwais, AFP | Smoke billows following an air strike in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on May 16, 2019. The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen carried out several air strikes on the Houthi-held capital Sanaa on Thursday after the Iranian-aligned movement claimed responsibility for drone attacks on Saudi oil installations.  The Sanaa strikes targeted nine military sites […]

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Labour’s Corbyn declares end to Brexit talks with PM May’s government

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Labour’s Corbyn declares end to Brexit talks with PM May’s government

Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives for the launch of Labour’s European election campaign in Kent, Britain, May 9, 2019. (Reuters Photo) Britain’s tumultuous divorce from the European Union was again in disarray on Friday as the opposition Labour Party declared last-ditch cross-party talks were dead in the twilight of Prime Minister Theresa […]

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Trump’s Trade War Is Making Mexico Great If high tariffs persuade manufacturers to leave China, they won’t move to the United States. There’s a much cheaper option next door.

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Trump’s Trade War Is Making Mexico Great If high tariffs persuade manufacturers to leave China, they won’t move to the United States. There’s a much cheaper option next door.

Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images When President Donald Trump made good on his promise to be “Tariff Man” this week, he sent economists into a lather, launched the stock markets on a wild and largely downward ride, and thrilled parts of his political base, who saw a president finally willing to use his bluntest policy weapon against America’s […]

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Maximum restraint’: Europe allies reject US escalation with Iran EU leaders call for calm as Secretary of State Pompeo makes surprise Brussels visit to discuss alleged Iranian threat.

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Maximum restraint’: Europe allies reject US escalation with Iran EU leaders call for calm as Secretary of State Pompeo makes surprise Brussels visit to discuss alleged Iranian threat.

Federica Mogherini, right, chaired a meeting with German, French and British foreign ministers in Brussels [Francois Lenoir via Reuters] European diplomats urged the United States to exercise “maximum restraint” as tensions mount in the Gulf a year after Washington withdrew from a landmark deal that curbed Iran‘s nuclear programme. Federica Mogherini, the European Union‘s diplomatic chief, stressed the need […]

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Violence flares after deal on Sudan transitional power structure

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Violence flares after deal on Sudan transitional power structure

Several protesters and one army major killed in Khartoum as tear gas and live rounds fired against demonstrators. At least five demonstrators and one army major have been killed in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, hours after protest leaders and the ruling generals reached a deal on transitional authorities to run the country following the overthrow of […]

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