UN to adopt migration pact at meeting hit by withdrawals

The US on Friday took a fresh swipe at the pact, labelling it ‘an effort by the United Nations to advance global governance at the expense of the sovereign right of states’.

Politicians from around the globe will gather Monday in Morocco for a major conference to endorse a United Nations migration pact, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.

UN to adopt migration pact at meeting hit by withdrawals
UN to adopt migration pact at meeting hit by withdrawals

UN to adopt migration pact at meeting hit by withdrawals

The US on Friday took a fresh swipe at the pact, labelling it ‘an effort by the United Nations to advance global governance at the expense of the sovereign right of states’.

Stampede at Italian nightclub kills six, injures dozens

Stampede at Italian nightclub kills six, injures dozens

The victims include five people under the age of 18 and an adult woman who accompanied her daughter to the concert. 
German town puts Elvis on traffic lights

German town puts Elvis on traffic lights

German towns and cities have a lively tradition in customising traffic lights, often to pay tribute to a famous resident.
Hundreds arrested in Paris ‘yellow vest’ protests

Hundreds arrested in Paris ‘yellow vest’ protests

The movement has snowballed into a wider revolt against President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies and his top-down approach to power.
CNN offices evacuated after bomb scare

CNN offices evacuated after bomb scare

No explosives were found after news broke and the network continued broadcasting on Skype.
CNN offices evacuated after bomb threat

CNN offices evacuated after bomb threat

The bureau was previously evacuated in October after a package with an explosive device was discovered.
White House knew in advance about Huawei exec’s arrest

White House knew in advance about Huawei exec’s arrest

The arrest has cast a shadow over Trump’s summit with Xi Jinping, with China demanding Meng’s release and saying she has not violated any laws.
Assange cleared to leave Ecuador embassy in London

Assange cleared to leave Ecuador embassy in London

The WikiLeaks founder took refuge in the embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning in two alleged cases of sexual assault.
Trump and Clinton refuse to greet each other at Bush funeral

Trump and Clinton refuse to greet each other at Bush funeral

Trump shook hands with the Obamas, but his greetings stopped there.
Dutchman, 69, loses legal bid to be 20 years younger

Dutchman, 69, loses legal bid to be 20 years younger

‘Positivity guru’ Emile Ratelband has lost a legal bid to shift his birth date two decades later.
The impact of Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

The impact of Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital exactly one year ago.
Woman sues Hilton hotel after nude shower video uploaded on porn sites

Woman sues Hilton hotel after nude shower video uploaded on porn sites

She was recorded, fully nude, while taking a shower by a hidden video camera, the 19-page lawsuit claims.
Washington sets aside divisions for Bush state funeral

Washington sets aside divisions for Bush state funeral

A divided Washington led by the nation’s five living presidents put on a show of unity Wednesday at the poignant state funeral of George H.W. Bush, as America bade farewell to its 41st president.
Sean Penn in Istanbul to film Khashoggi documentary: reports

Sean Penn in Istanbul to film Khashoggi documentary: reports

Khashoggi, a US resident since 2017, was killed during his visit to the consulate to obtain marriage-related paperwork on October 2. 
Nigerian chief wants armed civilians to fight criminal gangs

Nigerian chief wants armed civilians to fight criminal gangs

Anka Attahiru Ahmad says arming the 8,500-strong civilian militia was ‘one of the best ways’ of fighting the gangs besieging the state.
Earthquakes hit New Caledonia

Earthquakes hit New Caledonia

Residents of New Caledonia received an urgent text message directing them to go to refuges immediately after the first earthquake struck two hours earlier.
Trump retweets false claim that Paris rioters ‘want to be led by him’

Trump retweets false claim that Paris rioters ‘want to be led by him’

Most demonstrators have expressed anger over plans to increase fuel taxes and more general anger at inequality in France.
Sri Lanka’s ousted prime minister likens president to Hitler

Sri Lanka’s ousted prime minister likens president to Hitler

Ranil Wickremesinghe has demanded to be reinstated, almost six weeks into a paralysing political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation.
Britain could still escape Brexit but doesn’t want to

Britain could still escape Brexit but doesn’t want to

May’s government argues it has no intention of halting Brexit despite a case it claims is just politicking by pro-European opponents.
Late US president Bush lies in state in Washington

Late US president Bush lies in state in Washington

The former CIA chief who served as vice president to Ronald Reagan before winning the White House, died Friday at age 94, at his home in Houston.
Trump calls for his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to be jailed

Trump calls for his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to be jailed

The US president accused Cohen of fabricating stories about his Russia dealings to minimize his sentence on multiple counts of tax evasion.
SpaceX launches 64 satellites at once – and a sculpure

SpaceX launches 64 satellites at once – and a sculpure

Not all the clients have scientific missions. The Nevada Museum of Art sent up a sculpture called ‘Orbital Reflector’ by artist Trevor Paglen.
Service dog Sully accompanies late president Bush on final farewell

Service dog Sully accompanies late president Bush on final farewell

The two-year-old Sully has been at Bush’s side since June, after the death of the president’s wife Barbara, to whom he was married for 73 years.
NASA’s first asteroid sample-collector arrives at target, Bennu

NASA’s first asteroid sample-collector arrives at target, Bennu

The spacecraft, which was launched in September 2016, has a suite of five science instruments to study the asteroid for the next year and a half.
Gaza court sentences 6 people to hang for ‘collaborating’ with Israel

Gaza court sentences 6 people to hang for ‘collaborating’ with Israel

The rulings come three weeks after eight people were killed when an alleged Israeli army cell in Gaza was uncovered, leading to a vicious fire fight.
British couple get happy ending to engagement ring disaster in US

British couple get happy ending to engagement ring disaster in US

A British man’s romantic marriage proposal went horribly wrong after the diamond ring fell through a grate.

 

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