Zimbabwe has struggled since longtime ruler Robert Mugabe's reign came to an end in 2017. Analysts describe President Emmerson Mnangagwa's first year in office as a period of indecisive and experimental policies. ...
Thunderstorms are expected to hit parts of the UK this week with a risk of more flooding following a weekend of heavy downpours. Commuters woke up to road closures and diverted trains after parts of Greater Manchester were hit with two weeks’ worth of rain in 24 hours. There were 20 flood warnings in place
Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling Political experts say polls don’t lie, but liars poll. Unless it’s your own internal pollsters that show you are losing voters in swing states and there’s little you can do lest you change course. But this is only one reason why President Donald Trump attacked the four congresswomen known as “The Squad,” belittling their race, sex, age and politics. His pollsters discovered something else. Supporters still had a fixated preoccupation with their
The British government is working on the assumption that the EU will not renegotiate its Brexit deal and is ramping up preparations to leave the bloc on Oct. 31 without an agreement, senior ministers said yesterday. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson — who took over the position on Wednesday with a promise to deliver Brexit by the
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday said Brexit was a “massive economic opportunity” but had been treated under his predecessor Theresa May as “an impending adverse weather event”. In a speech in Manchester where he pledged new investment in Leave-voting areas, Johnson promised to step up negotiations on post-Brexit trade deals and set up free ports to boost the economy. “When people voted to leave the European Union, they were not just voting against Brussels, they were voting
Tanzanian President John Magufuli announced he was splitting the Selous Game Reserve into two areas to help restrict the access of big game hunters in the UNESCO World Heritage Site on Friday, according to Reuters. The Selous reserve is one of the largest protected areas in Africa and is home to several endangered species including elephants and rhinos along with lions, hippos, giraffes, and more across 50,000 sq km (19,000 sq miles). Currently around eight percent of the reserve is dedicated to
The United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnès Callamard issued a statement on Friday which called for a last-minute stop to the planned execution of two men in Bahrain, according to The Guardian. Ali Mohamed Hakeem al-Arab and Ahmed Isa Ahmed Isa al-Malali may be executed in the next 24 hours, according to human rights groups, even though they faced alleged torture during their questioning by police and were prevented from attending their trial. Callamad said in a
The Taliban continue to attack civilians in Afghanistan, despite reportedly pledging to negotiators in Qatar that they would stop. What is the militant group trying to achieve by continuing these violent attacks? ...
The United States Justice Department said it would be approving the $26 billion merger of T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp on Friday, according to National Public Radio. Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, head of the department’s Antitrust Division, made the announcement on Friday, putting the deal over a major hurdle before it faces further legal challenges. The resulting company will be known as T-Mobile and would become the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier with nearly 90 million
Entrepreneurs and business owners have some of the hardest jobs out there. Running a company, growing a team, managing processes and predicting the future whilst keeping quality high is a juggling act that only the best can do effectively. Here are 10 ways to stay sane whilst running a business.
The United Nations warned there was a major increase in violence in Idlib since Syrian forces started an operation to retake the province earlier this year, according to Deutsche Welle. UN Human rights chief Michelle Bachelet regretted "international indifference" to the situation on Friday. "These are civilian objects, and it seems highly unlikely, given the persistent pattern of such attacks, that they are all being hit by accident," Bachelet said, noting several hospitals and schools have
Hungarian-US companies Horizon Energy and TDE Services have made the largest oil field discovery in Hungary in the last 30 years. The finds provide a timely boost as Budapest weighs its energy options. ...
Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters were joined by airport staff and flight attendants at the arrival hall on Friday to hold a sit-in and "educate" visitors about the ongoing demonstrations , according to The Guardian. All arriving visitors were greeted with a full arrival hall of protesters chanting anti-government slogans while handing out flyers that described some of the conditions facing the protesters. The protests began several weeks ago over a controversial extradition bill that would have
General News Binance has launched an OTC service called “block trading.” Users can now trade larger amounts (“blocks”) of crypto – over 10BTC – without having to do it on the order book and potentially suffer from price slippage as the market feels the effect of the order. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company will spend “however long it takes” to get regulators and others on board before launching the Libra cryptocurrency project, speaking during yesterday’s quarterly earnings call.
Minister says withdrawal agreement including backstop will not be renegotiated Today’s politics news - live updates The French government has warned Boris Johnson against playing games with the Irish border after the new British prime minister demanded the ditching of the backstop. Amélie de
British Airways has been named the worst airline for handling complaints when a flight is delayed or cancelled. A Which? survey collected more 2,600 experiences of airline cancellations and delays during September and October last year. The lowest level of satisfaction was recorded by British Airways passengers, with only 15 per cent of passengers happy with the outcome of their complaint over a delayed or cancelled flight. On the whole, three in four customers were left dissatisfied, said
CHICAGO (AP) - This time, the Minnesota Twins bashed their way to a runaway win. The slumping Chicago White Sox were no match for Nelson Cruz and company. Cruz hit three of Minnesota's five homers and finished with five RBIs, helping the AL Central leaders beat the White Sox 10-3 on Thursday night. Max Kepler and Miguel Sanó also connected as Minnesota (62-40) totaled at least five homers for a major league-record ninth time this season, according to STATS. José Berríos (9-5) pitched…
Wild bees, crucial pollinators for many crops, are on the decline in some of the main agricultural regions of the United States, according to scientists who produced the first national map of bee populations and identified numerous trouble spots.
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The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention said two people are dead and another 768 are ill due to nationwide Salmonella outbreaks linked to popular dog treats and backyard poultry on Thursday, according to USA Today. The CDC posted an update on two separate outbreaks with the first linked to contact with pig ear dog treats and another linked to contact with people who have backyard poultry pens. The outbreak has now spread to 48 states with 122 hospitalizations out of the 768…
The European Commission referred Hungary to the Court of Justice on Thursday over "legislation that criminalizes activities in support of asylum applications and further restricts the right to request asylum," according to Politico Europe. Brussels also said Hungary was not providing enough food to people being held in migrant transit zones on its border with Serbia. The EU first began an "infringement procedure" against Hungary over its increasingly hostile asylum laws in December 2015, but
Africa’s fourth-biggest producer of gold, Tanzania, has awarded licences to China to construct a mineral smelter and two gold refineries. The Tanzanian government seeks to generate more revenues from the nation’s mining industry. ...
A suspected meteorite – glittering, magnetic and weighing more than 10kg – startled farmers when it crashed into a paddy field by an Indian village on Monday evening. Some men were working in the field in Mahadeva village, Bihar state, when the object fell out of the sky. “A group of farmers were working in the fields when they heard an unusually loud thud,” said Shirsat Kapil Ashok, a district magistrate, according to The Wire India. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can…
After the Democratic Republic of Congo's health minister resigned earlier this week some officials called for a new experimental vaccine to be deployed in the ongoing Ebola outbreak, but health experts cautioned Reuters on Thursday that would not help the situation. Health officials working in the outbreak zone said it would still take months to win over the trust of locals and show results from the…
General News Kraken has hired the ex-CEO of OTC trading platform B2C2, Kevin Beardsley, to head its new Bitcoin futures expansion as volumes hit $2.5 billion in June. Norwegian Air Shuttle owner Bjørn Kjos and his family have set up a cryptocurrency exchange and plan to introduce Bitcoin payments at their airline. The new exchange is dubbed Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX) and is set to launch in August. Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) is Scandinavia’s largest airline and Europe’s third-largest
BEIRUT - In a bustling district of the Lebanese capital, a government inspector issues a fine to the manager of a popular restaurant for hiring 17 Syrian refugees without work permits. In a country brimming with foreign workers, the labour ministry is clamping down on businesses employing foreigners without the required papers. But activists have condemned the crackdown, saying it is a pretext to pressure Syrian refugees to return to their war-torn homeland. After a long argument with the
One of the world’s largest wind farms should provide a £2.4 billion boost to the economy over its lifetime, according to new research. A study for energy giant SSE found that the Beatrice wind farm – which is capable of providing enough electricity to supply up to 450,000 homes a year – would generate the economic value over its lifetime. That includes a £1 billion contribution to the Scottish economy, the report by BIGGAR Economics said.
SpaceX's Starhopper – a prototype of the rocket it hopes will one day fly around the solar system – had a failed launch test that ended with it being surrounded by flames. The company was aiming to try the first "untethered" test of the rocket, which was intended to allow it to jump up into the air and then come back down again, without the restraining ties that have held it down in previous attempts. But as the test began, the rocket failed…
Dubai government legal department is challenging payments made to company chaired by Lord Stevens Lord Stevens, the former Metropolitan police commissioner, has been caught up in the royal family dispute between Princess Haya of Jordan and her estranged husband, Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai. The latest
Tunisia’s 92-year-old president, Beji Caid Essebsi, has died, the presidency said in a statement on Thursday. Mr Essebsi was taken to a military hospital on Wednesday. More follows… Independent news email Only the best news in your inbox Independent news email Only the best news in your inbox Enter your email address Continue Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid Email already exists. Log in to update your newsletter
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The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) released a report which analyzed satellite imagery across Myanmar on Wednesday which raised concerns about the possibility of a safe and humane return for the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled the country since 2017, according to The Guardian. Even though Myanmar's civilian government promised to repatriate the more than 700,000 Muslims who fled from the Rakhine state over the border into Bangladesh, ASPI said the satellite images
China said the investigation into former military official Qian Weiping was not related to espionage claims as initially reported by a Hong Kong-based newspaper on Wednesday, but is for suspected discipline violations and duty-related crimes, according to The South China Morning Post. Foreign media sources said Lieutenant General Qian, former deputy head of the equipment development department of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the Communist Party of China, was under investigation for