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Historic day of climate strikes is unlikely to move Trump

21st September 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteGreta Thunberg told a huge crowd in Manhattan that she thought around four million people had taken part in Friday’s global climate strikes. That is an extraordinary number, reflecting the urgency of this moment. What was also extraordinary was the uniformity of the message being delivered to governments […]

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Trump approves deployment of US forces in Saudi Arabia

20th September 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Donald Trump has approved the deployment of US forces to Saudi Arabia following the attack on two oil facilities in the country. Troops and military equipment will also be sent to neighbouring United Arab Emirates, a Saudi ally. The Pentagon described the deployment as “moderate”, adding that […]

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Trump: Whistleblower allegations 'just another political hack job'

20th September 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteDonald Trump has described allegations by an intelligence whistleblower as “just another political hack job”. The complaint, which his administration has refused to let Congress see, remains shrouded in mystery but is “serious” and “urgent,” the government’s intelligence watchdog said. A number of US news outlets claim the […]

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Blindfolded and shackled: Prisoner video 'genuine'

20th September 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor Online footage purporting to show hundreds of blindfolded and shackled prisoners in a mostly-Muslim region of China is believed to be authentic, a European security source has told Sky News. The detainees are thought to be from China’s minority Uighur Muslims, […]

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Life near rapidly-warming North Pole: Rain in winter and more avalanches

20th September 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this sitePeople living just 800 miles from the North Pole are facing new and unpredictable hazards because the climate is warming so rapidly. The 2,300 inhabitants of Longyearbyen – the only major town on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, and the world’s northernmost permanent settlement – are accustomed to […]

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Four people dead as tour bus crashes near Bryce Canyon

20th September 2019 | 0

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Millions call for more action on climate change in global protests

20th September 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteAcross the globe, millions of people, mostly students and children, have taken part in demonstrations calling for more urgent action from their governments to tackle climate change. The protests, inspired by Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg, started in the Pacific islands and then continued across Australia, Japan, Southeast […]

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Jeffrey Epstein accuser: 'I was trafficked to Prince Andrew'

20th September 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA woman has described in detail how she allegedly had sex with Prince Andrew in 2001 when she was 17-years-old. Speaking to NBC’s Dateline, Virginia Roberts Guiffre claimed the incident happened in Ghislaine Maxwell’s London house after the royal gave her vodka at a nightclub. The Duke of […]

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US imposes sanctions on Iran's central bank, Trump says

20th September 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Donald Trump says the US has imposed sanctions on Iran’s central bank following last weekend’s attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Speaking in the Oval Office on Friday during a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the US leader said: “We have just sanctioned the Iranian national […]

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Saudi oil attacks accurately damaged critical infrastructure

20th September 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteOur departure is from the private terminal at Riyadh International Airport. It begins with a safety and security briefing from an official at Aramco – the Saudi oil conglomerate which owns the two plants which were attacked. We’re told only to film when they say we can and […]

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