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Tunisia: Media mogul’s arrest rocks presidential race

Tunisia: Media mogul’s arrest rocks presidential race Judicial authorities were not immediately available for comment. Karoui was detained while campaigning Friday and he and his brother were jailed on allegations of tax evasion and money laundering. Aljazeera reported he was almost removed from the race in June when Parliament passed an amended electoral code that would bar any candidate who handed out "favours in cash or in-kind" in the year befo... [Full Article...]

Hong Kong Protests: Police And Demonstrators Clash, Ending Stretch Of Calm

Hong Kong Protests: Police And Demonstrators Clash, Ending Stretch Of Calm Protesters have taken to the streets of Hong Kong for more than two months. Geng elaborated that those who are "aboveboard" will have their rights guaranteed in China , while people with "an ulterior motive to engage in illegal activities" may have to be "extremely cautious". [Full Article...]

Russia's first seaborne nuclear power plant sets sail across Arctic

Russia's first seaborne nuclear power plant sets sail across Arctic Russia's floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov leaves the service base of Rosatomflot company for a journey along the Northern Sea Route to Chukotka from Murmansk, Russia, August 23, 2019. Its goal is to provide power for the area, replacing the Bilibino nuclear power plant on Chukotka that is being decommissioned. But environmental groups comprise long warned of the hazards of th... [Full Article...]

Britain's leader says trade deal with US won't be easy

Britain's leader says trade deal with US won't be easy His comments come after French President Emmanuel Macron suggested a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. could see Britain as a " junior partner " in a position of "historic vassalisation". Eschatology, a word of ancient Greek origin meaning literally the "study of what is last", concerns death and the afterlife. European officials argue the backstop is necessary to avoid the re-emergence of ... [Full Article...]

Prince Andrew denies seeing any suspicious Epstein behaviour

Prince Andrew denies seeing any suspicious Epstein behaviour Prince Andrew , Duke of York, issued a personal statement on Saturday over his past dealings with the late Jeffrey Epstein , saying that he never saw him act in any way that led to his arrest for sex crimes. "His suicide has left many unanswered questions and I acknowledge and sympathize with everyone who has been affected and wants some form of closure", Andrew continued. [Full Article...]

Syria says it responded to attack over capital Damascus

Syria says it responded to attack over capital Damascus The Israeli military carried out a late-night attack on targets inside Syria Saturday in what it described as a successful effort to thwart a "very imminent" Iranian drone strike . A Syrian military source quoted by the official Sana news agency said: "At 23.30 anti-aircraft defences detected enemy targets from Golan heading towards the area around Damascus". [Full Article...]

Typhoon Bailu wreaks havoc in Taiwan, East Asia News & Top Stories

Typhoon Bailu wreaks havoc in Taiwan, East Asia News & Top Stories As of 10 a.m., 350 domestic and worldwide flights were canceled, while another 40 were delayed, the MOTC said. The weather bureau earlier lifted the storm signals over parts of Northern Luzon as "Ineng" made landfall in the Southern part of Taiwan ‪Saturday afternoon‬. [Full Article...]

Larry Ray Swearingen slated to be executed Wednesday night

Larry Ray Swearingen slated to be executed Wednesday night Swearingen repeatedly challenged his conviction and sentence over the years, and his execution was postponed five times. Larry Swearingen has been executed for the rape and murder of teenager, Melissa Trotter. The court document ended with a summary of the evidence, stating even if his claims were true it wouldn't explain away that Swearingen was the last person to see Trotter alive, that her ... [Full Article...]


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