Day: April 10, 2017

Frozen, sub-Arctic wastelands loaded with planet-heating greenhouse gases are more susceptible to global warming than previously understood, scientists warned on Monday.Even stabilising the world’s climate at two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit…

United Airlines found itself in the middle of a social media storm on Monday, after the US carrier forcefully removed a passenger from a flight due to overbooking. The airline said it had asked for volunteers to give up their seats on a Sunday flight b…

The chiefs of the IMF, WTO and OECD vowed Monday in a joint statement to defend free trade against creeping protectionist trends, amid growing global alarm over US President Donald Trump’s “America First” call.”Disappointing trade growth figures and th…

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres marks his first 100 days in office on Monday, facing a long list of worsening conflicts worldwide and still many unanswered questions about where US foreign policy is headed.The former prime minister of Portugal an…

A 16-year-old Syrian refugee was convicted in Germany Monday of planning a bomb attack on behalf of the Islamic State jihadist group and sentenced to two years’ juvenile detention.The regional court in the western city of Cologne said in a statement th…

Oman Oil Company and Kuwait Petroleum International signed Monday an agreement to build a refinery worth around $7 billion in the sultanate’s southern port town of Duqm.The 50-50 joint venture will have a capacity of 230,000 barrels per day when comple…

Turkey’s upcoming referendum on expanding the president’s powers has sparked deep rifts among ethnic Turks in neighbouring Bulgaria, who find themselves caught in a tug-of-war between Sofia and Ankara.With ties dating back to Ottoman times, the 700,000…

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has stirred up deep emotions over France’s World War II history with comments on its collaboration with Nazi Germany, just two weeks ahead of the election.Le Pen said Sunday that “I don’t think France is r…

Clashes and air strikes in southwest Yemen have killed more than 40 soldiers, rebels and civilians over the past 24 hours, officials and medics said on Monday.Warplanes from the Saudi-led Arab coalition have pounded Huthi rebel positions east of the Re…

Preview French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has provoked outrage after her statement that France was not responsible for the German-ordered 1942 Jewish roundup by French police.
“I think France isn’t responsible for the Vel d’Hiv. I think that, in general, if there are people responsible, it is those who were in power at the time. It is not France,” Le Pen said.
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