The United States and Russia have agreed to begin talks on replacing the only remaining nuclear arms control treaty between them

The United States and Russia have agreed to begin talks on replacing the only remaining nuclear arms control treaty between them, eight months before it is set to expire. Washington confirmed that Moscow had agreed to open discussions on the New Start treaty in Vienna this month after the Trump administration turned down Russia’s offer to extend the existing agreement unconditionally. In the days before her disappearance, she was allegedly seen at a disco with a German man, who police tried and failed to track down. Now the public prosecutor’s office in Bruges ‘is indeed reopening the file relating to … Continue reading The United States and Russia have agreed to begin talks on replacing the only remaining nuclear arms control treaty between them

A YouTuber has been arrested for handing out boxes of rubbish to transgender women

A YouTuber has been arrested for handing out boxes of rubbish to transgender women. Indonesian police launched a manhunt for Ferdian Paleka and his friend after they shared a video of the sick ‘prank’ online. The whereabouts of Mr Zhang, who specialises in law, are now unknown. His friends claim he was detained in front of the gate to his residential compound in Shanghai last night and that they have not since been able to contact him. The letter was posted on the social messaging platform WeChat on Saturday, less than two weeks before this year’s National People’s Congress, the … Continue reading A YouTuber has been arrested for handing out boxes of rubbish to transgender women

The Pentagon is moving Patriot missile systems out of Saudi Arabia

The Pentagon is moving Patriot missile systems out of Saudi Arabia and reducing military forces across the Middle East, in another sign that tensions with Iran may be ebbing. President Trump and Pentagon officials confirmed reports that two Patriot missile systems were being withdrawn from the kingdom and two more from undisclosed bases in the Middle East. French President Emmanuel Macron led the celebrations in Paris by laying a wreath in front of a statue of General Charles de Gaulle before making his way to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier underneath the Arc du Triomphe. Accompanied by former presidents … Continue reading The Pentagon is moving Patriot missile systems out of Saudi Arabia

South Africa’s mining union has announced it has won a court case against the government

South Africa’s mining union has announced it has won a court case against the government that will force authorities to impose strict guidelines on mining companies to protect workers against Covid-19. The union said in a statement on Facebook that it was “truly elated” with the court’s ruling on Friday. “Now the lives and livelihoods of mineworkers can be protected,” South Africa’s Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) president Joseph Mathunjwa said. The president began Sunday morning by tweeting out his approval rating, showing he had 47 per cent of support among voters in a Gallup poll conducted in … Continue reading South Africa’s mining union has announced it has won a court case against the government

More than a dozen government-backed hacking groups using the coronavirus pandemic as cover for phishing and malware attempts

More than a dozen government-backed hacking groups using the coronavirus pandemic as cover for phishing and malware attempts, according to security experts at Google. Google said its Threat Analysis Group found hackers targeting international health organizations, including activity corroborating a Reuters report from early April that the World Health Organization was targeted. “He was begging for his life, but no one would help him at all,” Mr Gambrell said about his stepfather in an interview with CBS This Morning. “They just kept sending him away.” He added: “I honestly believe it was because my father was black. They didn’t honestly … Continue reading More than a dozen government-backed hacking groups using the coronavirus pandemic as cover for phishing and malware attempts

The coronavirus pandemic that has crippled major retailers and small shops worldwide

The coronavirus pandemic that has crippled major retailers and small shops worldwide may be making a dent in illicit business, too. In Chicago, one of the most violent places in the US, drug arrests in the weeks since the city shut down are down by 42% compared with the same period last year. “They cannot stop coronavirus coming, it’s got everywhere,” he tells the Independent, from inside the camp. “If one person with coronavirus comes into the camp – I promise that all of the people in the camp will get it. Every person that’s older than 50 is going … Continue reading The coronavirus pandemic that has crippled major retailers and small shops worldwide

Germany has warned of the ‘start of an epidemic’ as Europe scrambles to contain a coronavirus outbreak

Germany has warned of the ‘start of an epidemic’ as Europe scrambles to contain a coronavirus outbreak spreading from Italy across the continent.   Denmark, Switzerland, Romania, North Macedonia and the city of Athens have all confirmed their first virus cases in the last two days – all of them linked to Italy. The injured man on the ground, whose voice is muffled, replies that he came “from Moscow”, and says, “They have my mother.” There was no immediate comment from Polish authorities. The Sweden-based Chechen rights group Vayfond described the attack as an assassination attempt. The centre of the outbreak … Continue reading Germany has warned of the ‘start of an epidemic’ as Europe scrambles to contain a coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled

The coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled, according to Hong Kong’s leading public health epidemiologist. His warning came after the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said recent cases of coronavirus patients who had never visited China could be the “tip of the iceberg”. Right on cue, a new poll from Reuters/Ipsos forecasts the president losing the 2020 battle to Bernie Sanders, Michael Bloomberg and Joe Biden and drawing with Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren. The president unveiled a a $4.8trn (£3.7trn) budget proposal on Monday that reneges on … Continue reading The coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled

Eerie photos show the charred remains of the town of Balmoral which burned to the ground last week after firefighters ran out of water

Eerie photos show the charred remains of the town of Balmoral which burned to the ground last week after firefighters ran out of water, but angry locals have rejected the Premier’s claims the town was ‘wiped off the map’. The aftermath of the devastation in the New South Wales Southern Highlands town can be seen in harrowing pictures showing a burnt out car covered in ash, a charred railway line and the rubble of destroyed homes. The murder of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, triggered Saudi Arabia’s biggest diplomatic crisis since the 9/11 attacks as world leaders and business executives … Continue reading Eerie photos show the charred remains of the town of Balmoral which burned to the ground last week after firefighters ran out of water

A policeman who brought a teenage girl protesting climate change to tears as he threatened to arrest her has been branded ‘a coward’

A policeman who brought a teenage girl protesting climate change to tears as he threatened to arrest her has been branded ‘a coward’. Schoolgirl Izzy Raj-Seppings, who was with her dad, was filmed being spoken to by a policeman outside the Australian Prime Minister’s home who said she was ‘blocking the road’. Ms Parveen’s fear stems from two recent decisions by the Indian government. Last week the country’s parliament passed a bill that will grant citizenship to illegal immigrants from neighbouring countries, as long as they are not Muslim. Alongside this, the government of Narendra Modi plans to produce a … Continue reading A policeman who brought a teenage girl protesting climate change to tears as he threatened to arrest her has been branded ‘a coward’