Babies wanted: Nordic countries crying for kids

“Norway needs more children! I don’t think I need to tell anyone how this is done,” Norway’s prime minister said cheekily, but she was raising a real concern.

Too few babies are being born in the Nordic region.

Babies wanted: Nordic countries crying for kids
Babies wanted: Nordic countries crying for kids

Babies wanted: Nordic countries crying for kids

“Norway needs more children! I don’t think I need to tell anyone how this is done,” Norway’s prime minister said cheekily, but she was raising a real concern.

Human diet causing ‘catastrophic’ damage to planet: study

Human diet causing ‘catastrophic’ damage to planet: study

The way humanity produces and eats food must radically change to avoid millions of deaths and “catastrophic” damage to the planet, according to a landmark study published Thursday.
UPDATE: British PM Theresa May survives confidence vote despite Brexit humiliation

UPDATE: British PM Theresa May survives confidence vote despite Brexit humiliation

Despite the failure of her Brexit plan that led to accusations she is leading a ‘zombie government’, May remains in power.
One in three UN employees have been sexually harassed – survey

One in three UN employees have been sexually harassed – survey

A third of United Nations employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years, according to the findings of the first-ever survey on such misconduct released Tuesday.
‘Three Billboards’ campaign targets gay conversion therapy in China

‘Three Billboards’ campaign targets gay conversion therapy in China

A Chinese artist and a gay policeman have launched an unusually bold public protest campaign in which bright-red trucks bearing slogans denouncing homosexual “conversion therapy” are being paraded through several major cities.
Theresa May faces confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

Theresa May faces confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

Prime Minister Theresa May will on Wednesday face a confidence vote after MPs overwhelmingly rejected her deal to leave the European Union, leaving Britain with no plan as it hurtles towards Brexit on March 29.
No surprise as British MPs vote overwhelmingly against Theresa May’s Brexit deal

No surprise as British MPs vote overwhelmingly against Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Britain is now facing the very real prospect that it may leave the EU in a ‘hard Brexit’, with no deal whatsoever in place.
Ivory Coast’s ex-strongman Gbagbo acquitted of crimes against humanity

Ivory Coast’s ex-strongman Gbagbo acquitted of crimes against humanity

The International Criminal Court acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday over a wave of post-electoral violence, in a stunning blow to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague.
Zimbabwe police fire tear gas as crackdown tightens

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas as crackdown tightens

Zimbabwe police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the second city of Bulawayo on Tuesday, a day after the country was rocked by violent demonstrations against a sharp hike in fuel prices.
Antarctica ice loss increases six-fold since 1979: study

Antarctica ice loss increases six-fold since 1979: study

Global warming is melting ice in Antarctica faster than ever before — about six times more per year now than 40 years ago — leading to increasingly high sea levels worldwide, scientists warned on Monday.
Trump says ‘never worked for Russia,’ slams ‘big fat hoax’

Trump says ‘never worked for Russia,’ slams ‘big fat hoax’

US President Donald Trump declared Monday that he has “never” worked on behalf of Russia after bombshell reports were published on his alleged ties to the Kremlin.
Polish mayor dies of stab wounds after attack

Polish mayor dies of stab wounds after attack

The centrist mayor of the Polish port city of Gdansk died on Monday, a day after a man stabbed him in the heart in front of hundreds of people at a charity event.
Amazon France under fire for destroying unsold goods

Amazon France under fire for destroying unsold goods

US online retailer Amazon faced new French government pressure Monday after a TV report over the weekend showed it destroying thousands of new diapers, toys and other unsold or returned items in perfect condition.
China envisions moon base after far-side success

China envisions moon base after far-side success

China will seek to establish an international lunar base one day, possibly using 3D printing technology to build facilities, the Chinese space agency said Monday, weeks after landing a rover on the moon’s far side.
Polish mayor ‘critical’ after stab in heart at fundraiser

Polish mayor ‘critical’ after stab in heart at fundraiser

The mayor of the Polish port city of Gdansk was fighting for his life on Monday after a knife-wielding assailant stabbed him in the heart in front of hundreds of people at a charity event.
Man accused of beating 4-year-old to death after she spilled juice on his XBox

Man accused of beating 4-year-old to death after she spilled juice on his XBox

The accused, a 19-year-old Chicago man, is currently in prison with bail set at $5 million.
Turkey hits back at Trump threats over Kurds

Turkey hits back at Trump threats over Kurds

Turkey on Monday vowed to keep up the fight against a US-backed Kurdish militia it views as terrorists after Donald Trump warned of economic devastation if Ankara attacks Kurdish forces as American troops withdraw.
Huawei fires employee detained in Poland

Huawei fires employee detained in Poland

Huawei has fired a Chinese employee who was arrested in Poland on espionage allegations amid concerns that it could act as a proxy for Chinese security services.
Panda celebrates first birthday in Malaysian zoo with ice cake

Panda celebrates first birthday in Malaysian zoo with ice cake

A giant panda born in a Malaysian zoo celebrated her first birthday Monday with a cake made of ice in front of adoring visitors.
Polish mayor critical after being stabbed in heart at fundraiser

Polish mayor critical after being stabbed in heart at fundraiser

Video footage showed the attacker bursting onto the podium and launching himself at Pawel Adamowicz, who had been waving sparklers with others on stage at a charity event.
Trump warns Turkey of economic devastation if it hits Kurds

Trump warns Turkey of economic devastation if it hits Kurds

President Donald Trump warned Turkey on Sunday of economic devastation if it attacks Kurdish forces in the wake of the US troop pullout from Syria, while also urging the Kurds not to “provoke” Ankara.
Wife of ex-Nissan chief Ghosn slams ‘harsh’ Japan detention

Wife of ex-Nissan chief Ghosn slams ‘harsh’ Japan detention

The wife of ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has alleged her husband is being held in “harsh” conditions and subjected to round-the-clock interrogations intended to extract a confession.
Million dead fish cause environmental stink in Australia

Million dead fish cause environmental stink in Australia

As many as a million fish are believed to have died along the banks of a major river system in drought-battered eastern Australia, and the authorities warned Monday of more deaths to come.
Chilean Patagonia: an open-air lab to study climate change

Chilean Patagonia: an open-air lab to study climate change

In one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, the southernmost part of Chile’s Patagonia region, scientists are studying whales, dolphins and algae in order to help predict how climate change will affect the world’s oceans.
Trump under fresh scrutiny over relationship with Putin

Trump under fresh scrutiny over relationship with Putin

US President Donald Trump faced uncomfortable new questions Sunday about his relationship with Vladimir Putin despite his angry dismissal of a report that he has kept top aides in the dark about his private conversations with the Russian leader.
Top Republicans oppose border ’emergency’ as shutdown drags on

Top Republicans oppose border ’emergency’ as shutdown drags on

Top Republican lawmakers on Sunday warned against Donald Trump declaring a national emergency to secure funds for a border wall, signaling doubts within the president’s party as a government shutdown was set to enter a fourth workweek.

 

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