Tuesday , March 19 2019
Home / WORLD

WORLD

World News

British PM battles to bring Brexiteers onside

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s government scrambled Monday to convince Brexit hardliners to give in at last and back Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU divorce deal, though key opponents were refusing to blink. With less than two weeks to go until a potentially chaotic departure on March 29 …

Read More »

‘Shameless’ scammers seek to cash in on Christchurch massacre

Christchurch, New Zealand | AFP | Scammers are trying to cash in on the Christchurch mosque massacres, using phishing emails with links to fake bank accounts to ensnare people keen to donate, New Zealand’s cyber security body said Monday. The attack on two mosques in which 50 worshippers were killed, allegedly by a white supremacist, …

Read More »

Trump signs first veto

Washington, United States | AFP | Donald Trump signed the first veto of his presidency Friday, overriding congressional opposition to secure emergency funds to build more walls on the US-Mexico border. Trump declared in the Oval Office that he was “proud” to sign the veto. It came after he suffered …

Read More »

‘Ordinary white man’? Picture of New Zealand accused emerges

Christchurch, New Zealand | AFP |  A one-time gym trainer from rural Australia who became steeped in neo-fascist ideology during travels in Europe, Brenton Tarrant described himself as an “ordinary white man” — until he became anything but ordinary. The gunman behind the massacre of 49 people in two New …

Read More »

New Zealand mosque killings spark global horror

Paris, France | AFP | Attacks on two mosques in New Zealand which left at least 49 people dead on Friday — the Muslim day of prayer — have sparked horror, revulsion and dismay around the world. “It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack,” …

Read More »

Apple disputes Spotify anti-competitive claims

Paris, France | AFP | Apple dismissed Friday Spotify’s accusations of anti-competitive behaviour, saying the Swedish music streaming giant was trying to enjoy the benefits of its online market without paying the cost of its upkeep. Spotify filed on Wednesday a formal complaint with the EU Commission that took issue with …

Read More »