Wednesday, June 26, 2019

US ‘to label Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist group’

The United States is expected to designate Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organisation, the Wall Street Journal reported citing unnamed officials. The move would mark the first time Washington formally labels another country's military a terrorist group. The decision, which critics warn exposes US military and intelligence officials to similar actions by unfriendly governments abroad, is expected…

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange found guilty of breaching bail terms

London, United Kingdom - Seven years after he first entered Ecuador's embassy in London seeking asylum, WikiLeaks founder  Julian Assange has been arrested by British police and faces extradition to the United States. A bedraggled and sickly looking Assange on Thursday was dragged out of the building in the UK capital by officers and bundled into a…

Turkey local elections: Voters go to polls in key municipal vote

Istanbul, Turkey - Millions of Turkish voters on Sunday are casting their ballots in critical local elections, after a heated campaign dominated by discussions over the country's economy and security. The polls pose a major challenge for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development (AK) Party given a backdrop of high inflation…

New Zealand mosque attacks: Who is Brenton Tarrant?

Melbourne, Australia - The Australian man allegedly responsible for livestreaming a massacre of Muslims as they prayed in New Zealand mosques was previously not known to security agencies in Australia or New Zealand, authorities have said. Brenton Tarrant, 28, accused of carrying out attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday that resulted in the deaths…

Syria’s Assad silenced dissent in secret torture prisons: Report

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government has been running a network of secret torture facilities across Syria while the country's civil war unfolded, a new report has found. In a lengthy report, the New York Times found that the rate at which people are being detained in the country is still increasing, despite Assad's military win…

India elections 2019: All the latest updates

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won a second term in office following the country's marathon seven-phase general elections, the world's largest democratic exercise ever. Modi is the first non-Congress prime minister in India to return to power after a full five-year term.  Official data from the Election Commission showed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning 303 of…

‘We are destroying our own home’: UN report reveals nature crisis

A landmark UN report has laid bare humanity's devastating impact on the natural world, detailing unprecedented rates of decline in biodiversity and nature on land, in the seas and in the sky. Published on Monday by the UN's Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the sweeping 1,800-page study drew on the work of…

‘Yellow-vest’ rioting in Paris as anti-Macron protests persist

French "yellow vest" protesters have clashed with police in Paris, in the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron and his government's policies. Large plumes of smoke on Saturday rose above the rioting on the landmark Champs-Elysees avenue in the French capital, as the demonstrators set fires and smashed up luxury stores. Police tried to…

‘Missed opportunity’: Critics assail Trump’s veto of Yemen bill

Washington, DC - Members of the United States Congress criticised President Donald Trump's veto of a resolution that would have ended US military support for the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen, calling it a "missed opportunity".  "From a president elected on the promise of putting a stop to our endless wars, this veto is a painful…

Trump’s ex-campaign manager Manafort handed another prison term

Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 73 months in prison for two conspiracy charges arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 US presidential election. On Wednesday, US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said 30 of the months would run concurrently with Manafort's sentence last week…
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Brighton 1-4 Man City: Visitors come from behind to clinch title

City are the first team to win back-to-back Premier League titles since Manchester United 10 years agoManchester City retained their Premier League title and finally ended Liverpool's magnificent challenge after surviving a scare to come from behind and outclass Brighton at the Amex. Pep Guardiola's side started the day knowing victory would ensure they would…

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