Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Jamal Khashoggi death

Saudi Arabia says that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, blaming a "rogue operation" for a killing that has sparked an international outcry. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News the act was a "tremendous mistake" and denied the influential crown...
BUCHAREST, Romania — A referendum in Romania on whether to narrow the constitutional definition of a family to a man and a woman failed spectacularly over the weekend, with just 20.4 percent of the voting population taking part. Romania is...
Lega A/S has won a new intellectual property lawsuit in China after a court agreed with the Danish toy manufacturer that local companies had copied its building blocks and miniature figures under the LEPIN  brand. The Guangzhou Yuexiu District Court ruled...
Pro-Emmanuel Macron or anti-gilets jaunes (yellow vests)? Protesters took part in a march in response to the French gilets jaunes movement held in Paris on Sunday. They were over 10,000, according to the authorities. Dubbed the "Republican march for the...
A Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically edited babies has defended his work. Speaking at a genome summit in Hong Kong, He Jiankui said he was "proud" of his work. "Another potential pregnancy" of a...
A photo of George HW Bush's service dog lying in front of his master's flag-draped casket proves that a man's best friend is also a president's best friend. The Bush family spokesman, Jim McGrath, posted the picture of the yellow...
Residents of Heidelberg in southwestern Germany were concerned their water was contaminated on Thursday after some residents began noticing a bluish colour. City officials warned residents to not drink the water while they investigated the change in tint. On Thursday...
French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned anti-Semitic abuse directed at a prominent intellectual by a group of "yellow vest" protesters in Paris. Police stepped in to protect the philosopher Alain Finkielkraut after he was bombarded with insults and anti-Jewish taunts...
Pope Francis has admitted that clerics have sexually abused nuns, and in one case they were kept as sex slaves. He said in that case his predecessor, Pope Benedict, was forced to shut down an entire congregation of nuns who...
Crypto fever has truly broken. That was a big takeaway this week from the Paris Fintech Forum, one of the biggest annual gatherings of its kind in Europe. On Tuesday and Wednesday, about 3,000 entrepreneurs, investors, bankers, and regulators descended...

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