Thursday, March 21, 2019
The Gambia has become the latest country to deny that it is selling a Siberian businessman land for his plan to revive the Russian monarchy. The Gambia "has not signed any memorandum of understanding with the Romanov Empire represented by...
Canadian police are questioning the suspected driver of a rented van that ploughed into pedestrians in northern Toronto on Monday, killing 10 and injuring 15. Alek Minassian, 25, was not previously known to authorities, police said. The incident appeared to be...
At least 100 people are thought to have died after record rainfall caused flooding and landslides in western Japan, a government spokesman says. More than 50 others are believed to be missing, the Japan Times reported. Since Thursday, parts of western...
The Russian state conspired with athletes and sporting officials to undertake a doping program that was unprecedented in its scale and ambition, according to a report commissioned for the World Anti-Doping Agency. A "systematic and centralized cover-up" benefited more than...
France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent as 15, meaning sex with someone younger than that would be considered rape. Equality Minister Marlène Schiappa welcomed the move, which follows advice from doctors and legal experts. Currently, prosecutors must...
The Made in Germany brand is on a roll. Germany's trade surplus reached a new record of €252.9 billion ($270 billion) in 2016, the largest gap between exports and imports since the country's statistical agency started keeping records. The news follows...
"The O'Reilly Factor" is facing a growing advertiser revolt, as 21 companies have pulled their commercials from the show amid a scandal involving the host, Bill O'Reilly. Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, BMW of North America, Mitsubishi Motors, Lexus, Constant Contact, Bayer, Ainsworth...
Spain’s decision to impose direct rule on Catalonia could draw the region’s president into unilaterally declaring independence this week as the secessionist battle descended into personal rancour. Regional spokesman Jordi Turull said “doing nothing doesn’t figure in our plans”...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has fired 20 people, including colonels and a general, over accusations of fraud and graft in purchases of military medical supplies, his spokesman said on Monday, the latest step in a sweeping battle on graft. Reining...
Chile has officially designated a national park network including land privately donated by a US couple. The government signed a deal with Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, who worked with late husband Doug for decades to protect areas of Patagonia. Mr Tompkins, founder...

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