Russia says U.S. refusal to rebuild Syria a ploy to slow refugee return

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will help Lebanon return refugees to neighboring Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday, accusing the United States of impeding the general repatriation process by declining to assist in Syria’s reconstruction. A view of tents at a refugee camp for the internally displaced Syrians in Idlib province, Syria July 30, [...]

2018-08-20T15:13:58+00:00August 20th, 2018|

Pope vows no more cover ups on sexual abuse in letter to…….

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, facing sexual abuse crises in several countries, wrote an unprecedented letter to all Catholics on Monday, asking each one of them to help root out “this culture of death” and vowing there would be no more cover ups. In a highly personal letter addressed to “the people of God,” [...]

2018-08-20T15:07:09+00:00August 20th, 2018|

Trump has responsibility towards media, U.N. rights boss says

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. rights chief said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump bears “a heavy responsibility” for how the media is portrayed and that his remarks could have a knock-on effect that make the situation for journalists more difficult in other countries. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein [...]

2018-08-20T14:59:13+00:00August 20th, 2018|

Militants attack police targets in…….

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Militants in the Russian region of Chechnya staged a series of attacks against police targets on Monday, the leader of the region and law enforcement officials said, amid one unconfirmed report that Islamic State had claimed responsibility. Two knife-wielding assailants tried to enter a police station in Chechnya’s Shalinsky district and attacked [...]

2018-08-20T14:52:49+00:00August 20th, 2018|

health official warns against having sex during…….

A view of a beach in Ladrilleros, Cauca Valley, Colombia. This week, a health official in Santa Marta urged residents not to have sex in the middle of the day due to a heat wave that has hit the area. File Photo by Mauricio Duenas Castaneda/ EPA-EFE Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A health official in [...]

2018-08-19T17:33:45+00:00August 19th, 2018|

Venezuela announces minimum wage increase

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday announced economic measures that include increasing the national minimum wage. Photo by Miguel Gutierrez/EPA-EFE Aug. 18 (UPI) -- As part of Venezuela's economic recovery plan, President Nicolas Maduro on Friday announced economic measures that include increasing the national minimum wage. Maduro said the minimum wage will be set at [...]

2018-08-19T13:50:49+00:00August 19th, 2018|

Major earthquakes strike near Fiji, Indonesian island

The U.S. Geological Survey reported an 8.2-magnitude earthquake about 200 miles from Fiji and Tonga. Map courtesy of USGA Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Two major earthquakes struck the Pacific on Sunday -- an 8.2 magnitude one about 200 miles from Fiji and Tonga and a 6.3-magnitude in Indonesia's Lomback island. Both quakes were felt around [...]

2018-08-19T13:46:24+00:00August 19th, 2018|

U.S. Navy hospital ship to be sent to Colombia

The USNS Comfort, which Defense Secretary Jim Matttis said Friday is likely to be used in humanitarian relief effort for Venezuelan refugees in Colombia, is shown. File Photo by Ryan SteinhourUPI/Navy | License Photo Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The United States is sending a Navy hospital ship to Colombia to aid hundreds of thousands of [...]

2018-08-19T01:32:09+00:00August 19th, 2018|

Uber to push further into East Africa with services in……..

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Uber the global ride-hailing company, is considering expanding into two other East African countries before the end of 2018, focusing on low cost services like Chap Chap in Kenya, the company said on Friday. A vehicle of Uber operating taxi is seen at a parking lot in Nairobi, Kenya February 12, 2018. [...]

2018-08-18T13:00:56+00:00August 18th, 2018|

Namibia, Kenya in showdown for World Cup berth

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia assistant coach Jacques Burger is expecting a frenetic spectacle when his side host Kenya in a straight shootout for a place at the 2019 World Cup in Japan in their final Rugby Africa Gold Cup clash in Windhoek on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Former Saracen Jacques Burger of Namibia at Allianz Park, [...]

2018-08-18T12:56:20+00:00August 18th, 2018|