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- 2020-01-18 21:56:18Z
Police detained 185 protesters in central Brussels on Saturday after the environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion staged demonstrations at a car show in protest at the auto industry's role in CO2 emissions that cause climate change. The protest came only days after the European Commission unveiled ideas on how to finance its flagship Green Deal project that aims to make the European Union a CO2 emissions-neutral area by 2050, in part through the transformation of the car industry. A member and former spokesman for the group, Christophe Meierhans, said Extinction Rebellion targeted the car industry because it told "a lot of lies in order to sell more cars".
Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired the director of the island's emergency management agency Saturday after the discovery of a warehouse filled with water, cots and other supplies as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from a strong earthquake. Vázquez said the inaction of Carlos Acevedo was unacceptable. Vázquez said she ordered an investigation, noting that the goods had sat unused since Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico in September 2017.
Dominic Kpadeh heaves a hammer over his head to crack a half-tonne rock in a northern suburb of Liberia's capital Monrovia, knowing his hard labour earns him far less than a year ago. Stories such as Kpadeh's are common in Liberia, where rampant inflation has left many people struggling and increasingly turning their anger on President George Weah. A former football icon whose goals for AC Milan and Paris St Germain dazzled fans, Weah came to power in January 2018, promising to invest in education and create jobs.
(Bloomberg) -- The jury for Harvey Weinstein's New York rape trial has been selected and is made up of seven men and five women, with Friday's selection of three white men bringing fierce objections from prosecutors who said the defense had intentionally kept white women off the case.Friday also brought further questioning of jurors that highlighted an important element of Weinstein's defense -- that any sexual relations with the fallen movie mogul were consensual.During arguments outside the hearing of potential jurors, prosecutor Joan Illuzzi repeatedly blasted Weinstein's lawyers as coming up with what she called "pretextual" reasons to exclude what she said was "every white woman"...
Instead of just meeting a polling and donor threshold as required for previous debates, candidates now have an alternate way to participate
Germany's population reached a record high of 83.2 million people last year thanks to migration but it grew at the slowest pace since 2012, the statistics office said on Friday as Europe's largest economy experiences a chronic birth deficit. Germany has one of the oldest populations in the world and has recorded more deaths than births ever since 1972. The aging population is a challenge for the country's public pension system and is causing headaches for companies eager to hire skilled workers.
Two U.S. service members were killed and two others injured when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said in a statement Saturday. In keeping with defense department rules, the U.S. military did not identify the service members. The Taliban immediately
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(Bloomberg) -- Brazil is pushing ahead with plans to allow mining in the indigenous reserves of the Amazon rain forest and will send a bill to Congress later this month to regulate the activity, according to the country's minister for mines and energy.The Brazilian constitution permits the extraction
It's for theme parks, closed campuses, and anyone who wants to go pretty fast while sitting down, but Segway's latest scooter will remind everyone of the movie Wall-E.
With the holidays over, the sprint to the first voting contest of the 2020 primary season begins now. The presidential spotlight for Donald Trump will burn brighter than ever, which will magnify anything and everything that happens on the campaign trail. Less than a month before the Iowa caucuses, the top tier is a cluster of four candidates: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó was violently blocked Sunday from presiding over a special session of congress where rivals proclaimed a substitute leader - moves opposition officials condemned as a hijacking of the country's last democratic institution. Guaidó - whose legal challenge to the socialist government has been based on his role as head of congress - headed a small group of lawmakers trying to access the neoclassical palace where the opposition-controlled National Assembly was set to elect its leader. As scuffles broke out, the U.S.-backed leader tried to mount an iron fence surrounding the legislature, only to be repelled again.
Unlike the strike the day prior that killed a top Iranian general, the US is denying responsibility for the latest airstrike.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to say how much he knew about the Ukraine pressure campaign. In Kyiv, he plans to meet with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky.
18% of respondents named Trump as the man they admired the most with an additional 18% choosing Obama, who has been the most admired man for 12 years.
The vessel washed ashore on the Japanese island of Sado on Friday. Officials said they found seven human remains onboard.
Rep. John Lewis, who helped organize the March on Washington in 1963, asked for prayers in his statement and said he has a "fighting chance."