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Von der Leyen elected EU Commission head after MEPs vote

Von der Leyen elected EU Commission head after MEPs vote 0

🕔13:32, 17.Jul 2019

Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen has been narrowly elected president of the EU Commission following a secret ballot among MEPs. The centre-right defence minister will replace Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on 1 November. She secured the backing of more than

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Thai coup leader’s new cabinet sworn in pledging loyalty to king

Thai coup leader’s new cabinet sworn in pledging loyalty to king 0

🕔13:29, 17.Jul 2019

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn swore in the cabinet of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former army chief who seized power in a 2014 coup. Prayuth declared an end to more than five years of military rule, saying that the country

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Many trapped and 10 dead in Mumbai

Many trapped and 10 dead in Mumbai 0

🕔13:27, 17.Jul 2019

At least 10 people have been killed and many remain trapped after a four-storey building collapsed in the Indian city of Mumbai. The cause of the collapse in the Dongri area of southern Mumbai is not clear. Reports say the

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Trump says “a lot of progress” made with Iran to defuse crisis

Trump says “a lot of progress” made with Iran to defuse crisis 0

🕔13:23, 17.Jul 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump said “a lot of progress” had been made towards ending a volatile stand-off with Iran, with his top diplomat saying Tehran had signaled willingness to negotiate over its disputed ballistic missile program. The surprising disclosures came

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Massive fire engulfs homes in Peru jungle city

Massive fire engulfs homes in Peru jungle city 0

🕔13:21, 17.Jul 2019

A massive fire swept through a neighborhood in the Amazonian jungle city of Iquitos Peru leaving some 50 homes destroyed. The flames could be seen rising from both sides of a street in this city on the upper Amazon River

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UK doctors reveal separation of twins joined at the head

UK doctors reveal separation of twins joined at the head 0

🕔13:18, 17.Jul 2019

Two-year-old twins joined at the head have undergone successful surgery at a British hospital to separate their skulls, brains and blood vessels. The highly complex surgery involved multiple operations on Safa and Marwa Ullah, who were born in Pakistan in

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At least 11 dead, scores injured in Afghanistan landmine explosion

At least 11 dead, scores injured in Afghanistan landmine explosion 0

🕔11:47, 16.Jul 2019

At least 11 pilgrims including seven children were killed and when their vehicle set off a landmine in southern Afghanistan. The blast happened in the Khakrez district of Kandahar province at around midday. A senior health official said 22 children

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South Africa’s Zuma to face corruption inquiry

South Africa’s Zuma to face corruption inquiry 0

🕔11:44, 16.Jul 2019

Former South African president Jacob Zuma arrived to be questioned at a public inquiry into state graft, a dramatic fall from grace for a politician who has cast a long shadow over the country’s politics for the past decade. Zuma,

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U.N. calls for hundreds of millions more to fight Ebola

U.N. calls for hundreds of millions more to fight Ebola 0

🕔11:31, 16.Jul 2019

The World Health Organization warned that the first-detected Ebola case in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Goma could be a game changer in the scale of the outbreak, and that they had decided to convene an emergency committee

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Trump tweet row: Don’t take the bait, congresswomen say

Trump tweet row: Don’t take the bait, congresswomen say 0

🕔11:21, 16.Jul 2019

The four US congresswomen attacked by US President Donald Trump in a series of racially charged tweets have dismissed his remarks as a distraction. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib urged the US people “not to

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