Americas


    • Australia cracks down on social media with new laws

      Australia cracks down on social media with new laws

      Social media executives could spend up to three years in prison and their firms be fined 10 percent of their turnover if they fail to quickly remove violent material from their platforms, according to a new law proposed by the Australian government. The new legislation will be presented to the parliament next week - in lawmakers' final days in power before the federal election.

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    • Mass shootings claim 49 lives in New Zealand

      Mass shootings claim 49 lives in New Zealand

      New Zealand suffered its worst mass shooting of modern times, with 49 people dead and more than 20 seriously injured after a terrorist attack at two mosques in the South Island city of Christchurch.
      According to the latest announcements from the police authorities, a 28-years-old Australian has been charged with murder and should appear in a local court tomorrow morning. 

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    • US to impose Nord Stream 2 sanctions

      US to impose Nord Stream 2 sanctions

      The US is reportedly preparing to impose sanctions on all EU firms that co-finance Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany and companies involved in laying the pipes in the Baltic Sea. According to WSJ, which first reported the news, the financial penalties would follow an amendment to existing measures against Russia, the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.

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    • Venezuela's Guaido returns home

      Venezuela's Guaido returns home

      Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has returned to his country without being arrested, while announcing a new round of anti-government protests and vowing not to give up until President Nicolas Maduro is ousted from power.

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    • SpaceX capsule is on its way to the ISS

      SpaceX capsule is on its way to the ISS

      SpaceX launched successfully on Saturday early morning its new Space Crew Dragon capsule from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test flight without crew onboard but instead carrying a mannequin, named Ripley, is intended to demonstrate SpaceX’s capabilities to safely and reliably fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

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    • Venezuela breaks relations with Colombia

      Venezuela breaks relations with Colombia

      Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro has announced he had cut diplomatic ties with Colombia amid escalating tension over an opposition-led effort to bring foreign aid across the countries' mutual border. In a statement on Saturday, said that in line with his decision all Colombian diplomats had been ordered to leave Venezuela within the next 24 hours.

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    • UN: Iran is still abiding by the 2015 nuclear deal

      UN: Iran is still abiding by the 2015 nuclear deal

      The UN’s nuclear watchdog says Iran is still abiding by the terms of a 2015 deal that aims to keep Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives, despite growing pressure from newly-reimposed US sanctions. In a confidential quarterly report distributed to Member States on Friday, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) estimated that the Islamic Republic had kept to the caps placed on its uranium enrichment levels and enriched uranium stocks as part of the 2015 accord, signed in Austria's capital, Vienna.

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    • Trump changes his mind, won't to pull all US troops out of Syria

      Trump changes his mind, won't to pull all US troops out of Syria

      After US President Trump was going to pull all 2,000 American troops out of Syria immediately, he said he was going to delay the withdrawal for a while. Then he promised to leave troops in neighboring Iraq. And now, in the latest shift, Trump reversed one of the biggest decisions of his presidency, agreeing to leave about 400 troops in Syria - 200 reportedly in a multinational force in the northeastern part of the country and another 200 at a small outpost in the southeast, where they will seek to counter Iran’s influence throughout the country.

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