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Turkey’s president: ‘I am very confident we do not have chemical weapons’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has flatly denied claims that his forces are committing war crimes during the military operation in norther Syria. It follows repeated claims that there were several children injured in a chemical weapons attack on the Syrian border town of Ras al Ain, thought to have involved white phosphorous. It is a claim..

Cambodian Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy Vows to Lead ‘Tsunami’ of Supporters to Arrest PM...

The acting president of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy said Friday he will lead a “tsunami” of supporters to arrest Prime Minister Hun Sen and “liberate” party leader Kem Sokha from detention upon his return to the country from self-imposed exile next month. “I will lead the people to arrest Hun Sen and he will have no choice but to allow himself to be arrested,” Sam Rainsy told RFA’s Khmer Service, speakin..

Court in Vietnam Rejects Appeal by Toll-Booth Protester, Upholds 30-Month Jail Term

A court in northern Vietnam’s Bac Ninh province on Friday rejected the appeal of a local activist and toll-booth protester, sending him back to jail to serve his 30-month term. Ha Van Nam was convicted on July 30 on a charge of “causing public disorder” at a toll-booth set up under Vietnam’s controversial Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) scheme, which has drawn protests around the country. At Nam’s trial, the sentencing court said he had gone to the ..

‘Entirely untrue’: Trudeau pushes back at Scheer’s claim that he would hike GST, cut...

Offering no evidence to back up his claims, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer today accused the Liberals of planning to team up with the NDP in a governing coalition that would rack up a $40-billion deficit, hike the GST and cut federal transfers to the provinces and territories. Speaking at a campaign event in Fredericton, Scheer claimed that if Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wins a minority on Monday, he'll join with the NDP to push runaway..

‘Our future is at stake’: Greta Thunberg tells climate rally in Edmonton

By foot, by bus and by truck, thousands of Albertans made their way to the provincial legislature grounds in Edmonton, drawn by a 16-year-old Swedish girl who is trying to convince governments to take action on climate change. Wearing a turquoise parka, environmental activist Greta Thunberg marched among the hundreds of people along several major downtown Edmonton roads, ending at the Alberta Legislature where hundreds more were waiting to greet ..

France says 9/11-inspired attack foiled by intelligence officers

France's interior minister has said intelligence officers have foiled a terror plot inspired by the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre in New York City. According to Le Parisien, he was looking for a weapon to help with hijacking a plane. The man was charged on 26 September and is suspected of wanting to perpetrate an attack comparable to ..

‘Islamic State is going to be unhappy,’ Trump says as Syria ceasefire begins

Donald Trump has defended pulling US troops out of northern Syria - hours after Turkey agreed to suspend its offensive in the region for five days. Speaking during a rally in Dallas, the US president admitted his approach had been "unconventional", but he said that the ceasefire was achieved "without spilling a drop of American blood". He told the..

Dead bodies strewn across street as cartel stops police arresting El Chapo’s son

One of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's sons has escaped arrest after security forces were surrounded by heavily armed cartel fighters. Ovidio Guzman, who is accused of drug trafficking in the US, was one of four people discovered by the national guard inside a house in the Mexican city of Culiacan. But officials say the police then came under att..

Johnson agrees Brexit deal, but must now win over parliament

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders unanimously backed a new Brexit deal with Britain on Thursday, leaving Prime Minister Boris Johnson facing a battle to secure the UK parliament’s backing for the agreement if he is to take Britain out of Europe on Oct. 31. Speaking after the EU’s 27 other leaders had endorsed the deal without Johnson in the room, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker declared himself pleased that an agreeme..

UK heading for ‘fairly hard’ Brexit if Johnson deal passes

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will be on course for more distant economic ties with the European Union, making the country poorer, if Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins parliamentary backing for the Brexit deal he clinched with Brussels on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A woman jogs as the sun rises behind the city of London financial district in London, Britain August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo Compared with the deal his predecessor Theresa M..

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