Category: International

Australian Gun Laws

Australian Gun Laws

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has concerns over a media report that an influential minor party asked the U.S. gun lobby for donations in order to undermine Australian gun laws. In a documentary about Al Jazeera it shows One Nation party officials flying to the United States for a meeting with the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun interests last […]

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Starbucks to test recyclable cups, redesign stores

Starbucks to test recyclable cups, redesign stores

Starbucks says it plans to test both recyclable and compostable cups over the next year. Customers in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, London and Vancouver, British Columbia, will help test the cups, which use fiber, paper and other materials in place of plastic liners. Seattle-based Starbucks was expected to announcement the test program Wednesday at its annual shareholders meeting. The […]

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Finland tops global happiness index for 2nd consecutive year

Finland tops global happiness index for 2nd consecutive year

Finland has topped an index of the happiest nations for the second consecutive year, with researchers saying the small Nordic country has succeeded in generating a happiness recipe not simply dependent on economic wealth. The World Happiness Report, produced by the U.N Sustainable Development Solutions Network, ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens see themselves to be. It’s based […]

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Google hit with $1.7 billion fine for ad restrictions by EU

Google hit with $1.7 billion fine for ad restrictions by EU

The European Union on Wednesday ordered Google to pay 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for suffocating competition in the online advertisement sector. The EU’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said Google had placed exclusivity contracts on website owners, stopping them from including search results from Google’s rivals. It said these clauses were replaced in 2009 by premium payments and in the […]

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New Zealand Shooting

New Zealand Shooting

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush says the gunman who killed 50 people at 2 ChristChurch Mosques acted alone, but may have had other supporter. the barbarity and hatred displayed through the violent acts are being compared to attacks by Al-Qaida and the Islamic State groups. The Australian white supremacist is charged with murder, but the investigation continues to rule […]

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Venezuela seeks to restore power amid looting; China offers help

Venezuela seeks to restore power amid looting; China offers help

President Nicolas Maduro’s government scrambled today to return power to western Venezuela following heavy looting in the country’s second largest city, while China offered to help the OPEC-member nation end its worst blackout on record. Power had returned to many parts of Venezuela after a nationwide outage last week, with the country’s main port terminal of Jose, which is crucial […]

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No-deal vote as UK MPs decide on future of Brexit

No-deal vote as UK MPs decide on future of Brexit

The European Union is arguably the world’s most powerful bloc. But it’s about to lose the United Kingdom, one of its biggest members. Just how and when the UK leaves the EU will have implications that ripple around the globe. Britain + exit = Brexit. It’s the idea that the Brits will leave the European Union. But in a stunning […]

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VW to cut 7,000 jobs, drastically increase software development by 2030

VW to cut 7,000 jobs, drastically increase software development by 2030

In a bid to save €5.9 billion and raise their operating margin to 6%, VW will cut 5,000-7,000 jobs by 2023. These job cuts will mostly be a result of offering early retirement to longtime employees, rather than layoffs. The comments on this change in strategy were made at VW’s annual media conference in Wolfsburg. As part of this announcement, […]

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Trump Visits Vietnam

Trump Visits Vietnam

President Donald Trump will be heading to Vietnam this week to have a second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump is lowering expectations that the two will discuss the denuclearization of Pyongyang. Trump will be trying to re-create the spectacle that the first meeting between the two created. Trump is in no hurry for Pyongyang to show […]

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No Drugs, Just Soap

No Drugs, Just Soap

What police thought was a plane and simple drug bust, turned out to be something very different. International airport officers arrested three men of drug trafficking charges on October 5th, 2018. 43-year-old Tarvares Hargrave,40-year-old Jason Anderson, and 43-year-old Luz Ortega were arrested on suspicion of selling and purchasing 3 pounds of cocaine at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Police soon had to […]

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