Saturday, March 23, 2019
Greece was the European Union member state that saw the biggest decrease in annual rankings measuring perceptions of corruption across the world. It dropped three points in a year and is one of five countries in the bloc considered to...
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...
South Africa is likely to miss forecasts for corn production this year because dry weather conditions have delayed plantings and possible frost at the end of the season may hurt the crop, the Agricultural Business Chamber said. The chamber had...
French Prime Minister Edouard Phillipe has announced plans to introduce legislation that would crack down on undeclared protests, in response to the Gilets Jaunes 'Yellow Vests' demonstrations. Now in its seventh weekend of protests, demonstrators set barricades on fire, threw...

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...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for an increase in efforts to establish peace in Syria after meeting his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Thursday. Their talks came a day after US President Donald Trump announced that he was ordering...
Multiple fake bomb threats have been reported across the country, according to authorities. The New York Police Department  said it was monitoring multiple bomb threats sent electronically to various locations throughout the city. The threats were deemed not credible, the department...
A massive hunt is underway for a gunman who opened fire near a popular Christmas market in the center of the French city of Strasbourg Tuesday, killing three people and injuring 13 others. More than 350 police gendarmes and soldiers supported...
French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Prime Minister Edouard Philippe to meet with heads of political parties and representatives of the so-called "yellow vests" in an attempt to defuse tensions that erupted into violent protests over the weekend. Around 36,000...
Ukraine's parliament is to decide whether to bring in martial law as anger over the capture of three of its naval vessels by Russia spilled into the streets overnight. Protesters gathered outside the Russian embassy in the capital Kiev and...

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