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German police officer suspended after xenophobic incident

A Police Officer has been suspended while investigations proceed into an apparent xenophobic incident in an ice cream cafe in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the State Interior Ministry said. Six men, including the 30-year-old officer, are under investigation in relation to an attack on mainly Turkish patrons of the cafe in the town of…

North Korea agrees to shut down missiles sites

Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut down one of North Korea’s main missile testing and launch sites, says South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in. After meeting in Pyongyang, the two leaders “agreed on a way to achieve denuclearisation,” said Mr Moon. The agreement was described by Mr Kim as a “leap forward” towards military peace on…

Hurricane Florence, life threatening storm, hits US

The outer bands of Hurricane Florence are lashing parts of the US East Coast. Officials warn of life-threatening storm surges in both North and South Carolina as the hurricane moves towards land with maximum sustained wind speeds of 90mph (150 km/h). More than 100,000 homes are already without power as weather conditions begin to worsen….

Why is President Putin not married?

President Vildamir Putin’s job description as a Russian ruler includes two seemingly contradictory requirements: “Must project an image of a virile, aggressive, heterosexual male” “Must keep his private life secret, as romantic details reveal human weaknesses” Being perfectly professional in everything he does, Putin has never failed to comply, a report in Quara stated. Several…

Joy as India’s Supreme Court says same-sex unconstitutional

India’s landmark Supreme Court decision that criminalizing consensual same-sex conduct is unconstitutional is a major victory for human rights and the LGBT people’s rights to privacy and non-discrimination in the world’s second most populous country. The decision on September 6, 2018 strikes down language in Section 377 of India’s penal code, a relic of British…

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s presidential front runner, stabbed at rally

The front-runner in Brazil’s presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro, has been stabbed at a campaign rally. The far-right politician was attacked in a crowd in the south-east state of Minas Gerais. A suspect was arrested. Mr Bolsonaro had surgery for injuries to his intestines and is expected to recover, hospital officials said. The controversial politician, who…

UK to address UN on Russian suspects in poisoning incident

UK officials will face their Russian counterparts later as they brief the UN Security Council on two men suspected of the Salisbury nerve agent attack. Prosecutors say there is evidence to charge the pair, who the PM said are thought to be officers from Russia’s military intelligence service the GRU. Ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal, 66,…

Brexit handling incompetent, govt told

Former Bank of England governor Lord King has blasted Brexit preparations as “incompetent”. The Brexit supporter said it “beggared belief” that the world’s sixth-biggest economy should be talking of stockpiling food and medicines. This left the government without a credible bargaining position, he said. A spokesperson for the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU)…

Obama, Bush honour McCain at funeral

While honoring the legacy of Sen. John McCain at his national memorial service on Saturday, former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush shared touching tributes to the six-term senator, whom they both cherished as a friend despite any political differences. “I am honored to be with you to offer my sympathies and to celebrate…

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