Monday, August 19, 2019
Officials said the plane twice violated the airspace over the Dokdo/Takeshima islands, which are occupied by Seoul but also claimed by Japan. South Korea's Ministry of Defence said it scrambled fighter jets in response and fired 360 machine-gun rounds. Russia has...
European Parliament group Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party has announced it will rebrand as Renew Europe. The move comes after French President Emmanuel Macron's En Marche party, as well as other national parties, joined the group known...
Has the bitcoin fever broken? Bitcoin prices plunged sharply to below $11,000 on Friday, shedding a third of its value in just 24 hours, according to data from CoinDesk.com. It later rebounded slightly to around $12,000 -- but that's still a...
Theresa May is expected to lift the cap on doctors from outside the EU within weeks after the NHS warned it is leading to staff shortages, The Telegraph has learned. The Prime Minister previously blocked plans to relax the visa...
US President Donald Trump has warned that his policies will be "violently" overturned if the Democrats win November's mid-term elections. He told Evangelical leaders that the vote was a "referendum" on freedom of speech and religion, and that these were...

Anak Krakatau volcano

There is now some very good optical satellite imagery of the collapsed Anak Krakatau volcano, which generated the devastating tsunami on 22 December. Poor weather conditions over Indonesia's Sunda Strait had frustrated spacecraft that view the Earth in the same...
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...
The White House was jubilant Sunday after Attorney General William Barr released his summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's report that found no evidence President Donald Trump colluded with Russia and reached no conclusion about whether he obstructed justice. Officials...
Italy’s election comes at a crucial time for the EU. French President Emmanuel Macron has set out ambitious plans for reforming the eurozone and integrating more closely in security, defence and migration. Italy’s election won’t derail these plans, but it...
French President Emmanuel Macron has demanded an explanation from Iran for their arrest of Franco-Iranian academic researcher Fariba Adelkhah. The 60-year-old anthropologist is a senior research fellow at Sciences Po university in Paris. Her arrest comes at a time when...

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