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Israelis vote in second general election in five months

Israelis vote in second general election in five months

Image copyright AFP Image caption Polls suggest no clear route to government for Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd L) or Benny Gantz (R) Israelis are voting in their country’s second general election in five months. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the snap election after failing to form a governing coalition with a viable majority after April’s vote. […]

Brexit: A high-stakes court case could force the Queen to pick a side

Brexit: A high-stakes court case could force the Queen to pick a side

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Lindsey Graham ‘Promises’ Kavanaugh Won’t Be Impeached After New Misconduct Allegation

Lindsey Graham ‘Promises’ Kavanaugh Won’t Be Impeached After New Misconduct Allegation

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) “promised” Monday that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh won’t be impeached following the revelation of another sexual misconduct allegation against him. The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee vowed in a tweet that Kavanaugh would not be brought down by these “scurrilous accusations” — despite mounting calls for his impeachment. As […]

In leaderless Hong Kong movement, Joshua Wong just 1 voice

In leaderless Hong Kong movement, Joshua Wong just 1 voice

HONG KONG — Overseas, Joshua Wong has emerged as a prominent face of Hong Kong’s months-long protests for full democracy. At home, he is just another protester. The 22-year-old activist, who rose to fame as a leader of democracy protests five years ago, speaks to a U.S. congressional committee on Tuesday, following visits to Germany […]

South Korea culls pigs after confirming African swine fever

South Korea culls pigs after confirming African swine fever

Disinfectant solution is sprayed from a vehicle as a precaution against African swine fever at a pig farm in Paju, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. South Korea is culling thousands of pigs after confirming African swine fever at a farm near its border with North Korea, which had an outbreak in May. (Lim Byung-shick/Yonhap […]

Amazon deforestation is driven by criminal networks, report finds | Environment

Amazon deforestation is driven by criminal networks, report finds | Environment

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is a lucrative business largely driven by criminal networks that threaten and attack government officials, forest defenders and indigenous people who try to stop them, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. Rainforest Mafias concludes that Brazil’s failure to police these gangs threatens its abilities to meet its […]

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