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Sunday, May 19, 2019
Australia's prime minister went to his Pentecostal church Sunday after nailing a surprise victory Saturday in the country's general election. Polls had indicated that Scott Morrison and his conservative Liberal-National coalition government were sure to loose. The polls, however, were wrong. Morrison was swept back into office, leaving the pollsters and the opposition Labor Party scratching their heads wondering how they miscalculated the odds. "I have always... (Full Story)
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Former President Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive in American history is re-emerging from political obscurity at age 94 to win over his fellow Democrats once again. A peanut farmer turned politician then worldwide humanitarian, Carter is carving out a unique role as several Democratic candidates look to his family-run campaign after the Watergate... (Full Story)
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Taliban and American military officials have taken to social media to accuse each other of acting against peace building efforts in conflict-torn Afghanistan. The spar between the two adversaries via Twitter comes as American and representatives of the insurgent group are engaged in a months-long dialogue to try to bring an end to the Afghan war. But the talks have failed to deter the Taliban from ceasing or reducing battlefield hostilities. Deadly battles between Taliban insurgents and... (Full Story)
Sunday, May 19, 2019
A delegation from the Kenyan military is sharing experience on how the Cameroon military engineering corps has taken over road construction projects in Boko Haram terrorism prone areas to use the example and develop areas of its territory threatened by Al-Shabab which they say is still a threat. The Kenyan delegation has been in Cameroon for several days. A Cameroon military engineering corps compactor is constructing a portion of the road linking its northern border town of Kousseri to... (Full Story)
Sunday, May 19, 2019
The Italian interior ministry vowed Sunday to press ahead with a new decree formalizing the closure of Italian ports to aid groups that rescue migrants, even after U.N. human rights investigators said it violated international law. Ministry officials said the security decree was "necessary and urgent'' and was expected to be approved at a Cabinet meeting Monday. In a May 15 letter to Italy's government released Saturday, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights... (Full Story)
Sunday, May 19, 2019
At least 16 people were injured in a blast targeting a bus near Egypt's Giza pyramids Sunday, security sources said. Most of the injured appeared to be tourists, and South African nationals were among the foreigners hurt. There were no immediate reported deaths, Reuters reported. In December, three Vietnamese tourists and one Egyptian guide were killed when a bomb hit their bus near the Giza pyramids. (Full Story)
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Exxon Mobil's decision to evacuate its foreign staff from the West Qurna 1 oilfield in southern Iraq on Saturday was "unacceptable and unjustified," Iraq's Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Sunday. "The withdrawal of multiple employees - despite their small number - temporarily has nothing to do with the security situation or threats in the oilfields in of southern Iraq, but it's for political reasons," Ghadhban said in a statement. Exxon Mobil, which... (Full Story)
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Saudi Arabia said Sunday that it wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with “all strength” following last week’s attacks on Saudi oil assets, telling Iran that the ball was now in its court. Riyadh has accused Tehran of ordering Tuesday’s drone strikes on two oil pumping stations in the kingdom, claimed by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group. Two days earlier, four vessels, including two Saudi oil tankers, were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab... (Full Story)
Sunday, May 19, 2019
House Democrats will hear from former CIA director John Brennan about the situation in Iran, inviting him to speak next week amid heightened concerns over the Trump administration’s sudden moves in the region. Brennan, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, is scheduled to talk to House Democrats at a private weekly caucus meeting Tuesday, according to a Democratic aide and another person familiar with the private meeting. Both were granted anonymity to discuss the meeting. The... (Full Story)
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum to decide whether to enact new restrictions on guns and line up with Switzerland’s partners in the European visa-free travel zone who have already tightened gun rules following extremist attacks in Europe. The proposal could require regular training on the use of firearms, special waivers for possession of some semi-automatic weapons and serial-numbering of major parts of some guns to help track them. Supporters, including the Swiss... (Full Story)
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