Saturday, August 8, 2020
The white former Minneapolis police officer shown in video footage using his knee to pin an unarmed black man’s neck to the street was charged with murder on Friday in the man’s death, an incident that has unleashed four...
The U.S. Defense Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly $4 billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, a central promise of President Donald Trump’s campaign for the White House...
The eurozone economy shrank by 12.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the previous one — the biggest drop on record, Eurostat announced on Friday. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the whole European Union is meanwhile...
"Medicare-for-All", a false claim made by Senator Bernie Sanders, is actually Medicare for no one. It would take away Medicare from seniors, private health insurance from everybody else, and dump them into a government system that would make Medicaid look...
Over the past three years, Ms. Gottemoeller helped guide the Alliance’s policy on Russia, drawing on her deep knowledge of Moscow and of arms control. At NATO, Ms. Gottemoeller also managed the transition to the Alliance’s new headquarters –...
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...
At least 23 people have been killed as tornadoes struck Lee County in eastern Alabama, authorities say. County Sheriff Jay Jones said there had been "catastrophic" damage and there were fears more bodies would be found. The number of injured...

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...
It was there in black and white, one of the most important promises ever made by the political class to the Great British public: a sacred, unbreakable contract between government and voters. “The referendum … is your chance to decide...
President Donald Trump asked his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to put a hold on millions in military aid to Ukraine roughly one week before a call with the Ukrainian president in which he pressured the country to...

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