In a surprise announcement that could compromise a major trade deal, U.S. President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is slapping a five per cent tariff on all Mexican imports to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants trying to cross the border.
Rescue workers scoured the Danube River in downtown Budapest Thursday for 21 people missing after a sightseeing boat carrying South Korean tourists sank after colliding with a larger cruise ship during an evening downpour. Seven people are confirmed dead and seven were rescued, Hungarian officials said. The South Korea-based Very
A prisoner rights group in Venezuela said 23 inmates died when guards opened fire to subdue an uprising. Humberto Prado of the Venezuelan Prison Observatory said 18 guards were also injured in Friday’s clash. The jail is in the central state of Portuguesa, some 350 kilometres from the capital Caracas.
Indians lined up to vote amid unprecedented security in the eastern state of West Bengal on Sunday as the final phase of a massive, staggered election got underway to decide whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns for a second term. Around 900 million Indians are eligible to vote in the
Sudanese prosecutors have charged ousted president Omar al-Bashir with involvement in killing protesters and incitement to kill protesters during the uprising that drove him from power last month, state news agency SUNA reported Monday. It was not immediately clear what punishment he might face. Protest organizers say security forces killed some 100
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WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange is facing a court hearing over a U.S. request to extradite him for alleged computer hacking. Assange is expected to appear by video link from prison for Thursday’s hearing at London’s Westminster Magistrates’ Court. The 47-year-old Australian is serving a 50-week prison sentence for jumping bail
A wealthy heiress pleaded guilty on Friday in a sensational case accusing a a cult-like upstate New York group of creating a secret harem of sex slaves for the group’s self-anointed spiritual leader. Clare Bronfman admitted in her plea in federal court in Brooklyn that she harboured someone who was
Police have arrested more than 120 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London’s most important junctions, including Oxford Circus and Marble Arch, causing traffic chaos. The protests, led by British climate group Extinction Rebellion, brought parts of central London to a standstill again on