G7 leaders vow to help Brazil fight fires, repair damage

G7 leaders vow to help Brazil fight fires, repair damage

Monday, 26 August 2019 | AP | Rio de Janeiro

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage even as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm. French President Emmanuel Macron said...

Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey

Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey

Sunday, 25 August 2019 | AP | Dubai

An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. Amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington changed its listed destination to a port in Turkey after Greece said it wouldn't risk its relations with America by aiding it. Meanwhile, Iran sanctioned a prominent Washington-based think tank that led criticism of Tehran's 2015...

South Korea begins annual war games to defend against Japan

South Korea begins annual war games to defend against Japan

Sunday, 25 August 2019 | AFP | Seoul

South Korea Sunday began two days of war games to practise defending disputed islands off its east coast against an unlikely attack from Japan, further stoking tensions between the Asian neighbours. The annual drills come just days after Seoul terminated a military intelligence-sharing pact with Tokyo, with the countries at loggerheads...

NASA investigating first crime committed in space: report

NASA investigating first crime committed in space: report

Sunday, 25 August 2019 | AFP | Washington

US space agency NASA is investigating what may be the first crime committed in outer space, The New York Times reported Saturday. Astronaut Anne McClain is accused of identity theft and improperly accessing her estranged wife's private financial records while on a sixth-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the...

N Korea tests new 'super-large' multiple rocket launcher

N Korea tests new 'super-large' multiple rocket launcher

Sunday, 25 August 2019 | AFP | Seoul

North Korea said Sunday leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a "newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher," another demonstration of its expanding weapons arsenal apparently aimed at increasing its leverage ahead of a possible resumption of nuclear talks with the US. The North's Korean Central News Agency said Saturday's...

Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as Amazon outrage grows

Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as Amazon outrage grows

Saturday, 24 August 2019 | AFP | Porto Velhi (Brazil)

Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, official data showed Saturday, amid growing international pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro to put out the worst blazes in years. The fires in the world's largest rainforest have triggered a global outcry and are dominating the G7 meeting...

Isolated Trump descends on G7, talking trade war

Isolated Trump descends on G7, talking trade war

Saturday, 24 August 2019 | AFP | Biarritz (France)

An isolated President Donald Trump arrived Saturday for the G7 summit in Biarritz bearing threats of tariffs against host France and a decision to deepen his trade war with China, despite fears of US or even global recession. Trump dislikes the kind of multilateral forums epitomised by the G7, insisting on...

UAE honours PM Modi with highest civilian award

UAE honours PM Modi with highest civilian award

Saturday, 24 August 2019 | PTI | Abu Dhabi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honoured with the 'Order of Zayed', the UAE's highest civilian award, on Saturday as a mark of appreciation for his efforts to boost bilateral ties between the two nations. The award has earlier been bestowed on several world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Queen Elizabeth...

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