Zimbabwe’s Biti charged after asylum bid
Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti has been charged with inciting public violence and declaring unofficial election results as fears grow about a government crackdown following Zimbabwe's disputed election.
Report: Montenegro seeks ex-CIA agent in failed coup
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro is seeking the arrest of a former CIA agent in what the government calls a failed pro-Russia coup in 2016 designed to prevent the Balkan country’s NATO membership. Montenegro’s state TV said Thursday that prosecutors have issued an international arrest warrant for the extradition of Joseph Assad, a U.S. citizen [...]
Venezuelan Supreme Court Orders Arrest of Julio Borges In Maduro Assassination Try
The Venezuelan Supreme Court Wednesday ordered the arrest of prominent opposition leader Julio Borges and prosecution of opposition lawmaker Juan Requesens in connection with an alleged assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro, The Associated Press reported Thursday. Police detained Requesens on Tuesday, the report said. The South American country, already deeply embedded in a political crisis, has a strong opposition who accused the government’s ruling part of using the alleged attack to clamp down on the opposition, the AP reported. Social media displayed video showing Venezuela’s political police arresting Requesens, a 29-year-old deputy in the opposition-controlled National...
Puerto Rico Concedes Hurricane Maria Deaths More Than 1,400
Puerto Rican officials conceded Thursday for the first time Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people on the island last year and not just the 64 in the official death toll, The Associated Press reported. With little fanfare, the government quietly acknowledged the increased death toll in a report submitted to Congress this week in which it also detailed a $139 billion reconstruction plan for the island, the report said. The New York Times was the first media outlet to report the government’s acknowledgement, the AP reported. In the report, the news agency said, Puerto Rican officials have officially admitted more than 64 people likely died from the powerful storm that knocked out the...
Puerto Rico acknowledges hurricane death toll of 1,427
SAN JUAN — The government of Puerto Rico has quietly acknowledged in a report posted online that in all likelihood more than 1,400 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria — a figure that is more than 20 times the official death toll. Hurricane Maria cut through the island on Sept. 20, knocking out [...]
Retaining industrial jobs endorsed at Poland climate meeting
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Trade union leaders and government officials attending a climate conference in Poland have called for protecting industrial jobs and giving nations the freedom to choose their approaches for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The two-day meeting that opened Thursday in Katowice was organized to work out the positions of Poland’s trade unions [...]
US forecaster sees 60% chance of El Niño weather pattern emerging in coming months
The El Niño weather pattern has a 60 per cent chance of emerging during the northern hemisphere fall of 2018, with the chances increasing to 70 per cent during the subsequent winter, a US government weather forecaster said on Thursday (Aug 9).
Outlawed 3D gunmaker is ﬁghting on from Texas
The self-described "little anarchist in Austin" has been battling the most formidable of opponents — the U.S. government. His cause: Legalize the distribution of weapon-design files that allow Americans to 3D-print firearms at home. Now he is being sued by a dozen states, including Washington.
Mazda, Suzuki, Yamaha Motor apologize for improper vehicle tests
Mazda Motor Corp, Suzuki Motor Corp and Yamaha Motor Co improperly tested vehicles for fuel economy and emissions, the Japanese government said on Thursday, revealing fresh cases of compliance failures by manufacturers.
U.S. imposes most aggressive sanctions yet on RussiaOlder articles »
Russia's government says new U.S. economic sanctions, imposed for allegedly using a nerve agent during an assassination attempt in England, are unacceptable and illegal. The sanctions prohibit a wide range of exports to Russia and will go into effect August 22 if Congress doesn't object. Major Garrett reports.