International

A US Man Was Shot And Killed By Police. A Jury Gave His Family $4

12 months ago Kristine Phillips, The Washington Post 0
Only three people know exactly what happened in the last seconds of Gregory Hill Jr.’s life: Hill and the two Florida sheriff’s deputies who went to his home that day in 2014, one of whom killed him. Police said Hill pointed a gun at the deputies and ignored commands to drop it, forcing one of Read More

Kim Jong Un Reshuffles Military Leadership Ahead Of Trump Summit: US Official

12 months ago Reuters 0
North Korea’s top three military officials have been removed from their posts, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday, a move analysts said could support efforts by the North’s young leader to jump-start economic development and engage with the world. Kim Jong Un is preparing for a high-stakes summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Read More

China’s Reach, Europe’s Money Meet In Remote Balkan Outpost

12 months ago James M. Gomez, Jasmina Kuzmanovic | The Washington Post 0
A short hike from the fishing village of Brijesta, where the Croatian mainland’s rocky coastline across the bay melts into the Adriatic, a four-story concrete pier scrapes the blue horizon. The hulking eyesore is part of an abandoned bridge project, an ever-present reminder of how the forces of history and squabbling politicians failed a region Read More

Dispute Between Qatar, Neighbours Forging “New” Gulf With No Winners

12 months ago AFP 0
The year-old acrimonious dispute between Qatar and its neighbours is forging a “new” Gulf, potentially transforming what was a stable region of the Arab world, experts warn. It has shattered old alliances and rendered the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council practically obsolete, pushing Qatar towards Turkey and Iran. And with no sign of a resolution, it Read More

“Beijing’s Actions In South China Sea Questions Its Intent”: Jim Mattis

12 months ago REUTERS 0
The United States is willing to work with China on a “results oriented” relationship, but Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea call into question its intent and the Pentagon will “compete vigorously” if needed, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday. The comments by Mattis, speaking at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Read More

Google To Drop Pentagon AI Contract After Employees Called It The ‘Business Of War’

12 months ago Drew Harwell | The Washington Post 0
Google will not seek to extend its contract next year with the Department of Defense for artificial intelligence used to analyze drone video, squashing a controversial alliance that had raised alarms over the technological build-up between Silicon Valley and the military. The tech giant will stop working on its piece of the military’s AI project Read More

Pakistan’s ex-chief justice to become interim prime minister

12 months ago AP 0
Pakistan’s former chief justice Nasir-ul-Mulk is set to be sworn in as the caretaker prime minister for a period of two months, hours after the ruling party completed its term and the country’s president dissolved the lower house of parliament. It is only the third time in Pakistan’s history that the National Assembly finished its five year term. The Read More

Pain, trauma linger one year on from London Bridge terror attack

12 months ago AFP 0
Britain will commemorate on Sunday the London Bridge terror attack that killed eight people, injured dozens and left many more traumatised and grieving. Frenchwoman Christine Delcros, 46, was on the bridge on the night of June 3, 2017, when she lost the “love of her life” Xavier Thomas, 45, as they were enjoying a weekend in the British Read More

China invites UN members to utilise its upcoming space station

12 months ago PTI 0
China has invited all the member states of the United Nations to jointly utilise its future space station expected to be ready by 2022, a move that will allow the entire world to use the orbital station for scientific purposes. The China Space Station (CSS), which is expected to be launched by 2019 and become operational by 2022, will Read More

Australia launches spy agency review amid China concerns

12 months ago AFP 0
Australian spy agencies will undergo their largest review in decades, officials announced Wednesday, as Canberra seeks to strengthen intelligence powers amid heightened concerns about terrorism and foreign political interference. A former head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) will spearhead the wide-ranging enquiry, which will look at how national and domestic intelligence agencies share information, their Read More