1 September 2019 News

United States, Conflict, China, Britain, Germany were the most important topics in the news of the Sunday 1 September 2019, but also: Hong Kong, Afghanistan, Russia, Tennis, Police.

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What is a Category 5 storm?

Hurricane Dorian has slammed into the northern Bahamas, one of the strongest storms to make landfall in history. It's also the fifth Category...

Hong Kong braces for strike after turbulent weekend

Hong Kong braced for more disruption Monday with calls for a general strike and university students threatening a boycott of classes after a...

Anti Merkel far-right AfD surges in east German state elections : exit polls

Germany's far-right AfD party surged to new strengths in elections for two eastern states on Sunday, exit polls said, reflecting anger over Chancellor...

15 years on, relatives of Beslan massacre victims demand answers

Relatives of victims of the Beslan massacre on Sunday said they were still waiting for answers, 15 years after the tragedy that left over 330...

Israel says fires back after anti-tank missiles from Lebanon

Israel said it was returning fire Sunday after anti-tank missiles were launched at its territory from Lebanon, raising fears of a serious escalation...

EU’s Barnier digs in over divorce deal as MPs’ Brexit showdown looms

EU negotiator Michel Barnier said in an interview published Sunday the bloc will not change the divorce deal agreed with Britain as MPs prepare...

Unheralded Noh seizes LPGA Portland lead

US teenager Yealimi Noh fired eight birdies in an eight-under par 64 on Saturday to take a three-shot lead over Hannah Green after three rounds...

US, Taliban on ‘threshold’ of deal : US Afghan envoy

US and Taliban negotiators are "at the threshold of an agreement" to end 18 years of conflict between them, Washington's top negotiator said...

Madagascar’s ‘angel makers’ flourish in ban on abortion

Volatiana keeps her secret behind a flimsy wooden gate, tucked along a red brick wall at the back of her vegetable garden in Madagascar's Antananarivo."There...

Could cryptocurrency dethrone the dollar?

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has suggested that a virtual currency, modelled on Facebook's Libra, could one day replace the dollar as...

Trump moves ahead with new tariffs on Chinese products

Washington moved ahead Sunday with new tariffs on Chinese imports as it stepped up a high-pressure campaign aimed at coercing Beijing to sign...

Hong Kong reels from worst clashes in months as protesters battle police

Hong Kong was reeling Sunday from some of the worst clashes to rock the city in months after hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurled petrol...

Poland, Germany recall first WWII Nazi bombs 80 years on

The heads of state of Poland and Germany will on Sunday mark 80 years since the outbreak of history's bloodiest conflict with a ceremony in the...

Meghan Markle’s dad criticises being estranged from his daughter

Thomas Markle, Meghan Markle's estranged father, has criticised being made a "ghost" in her life -- while accusing his daughter of telling "lies"...

Uncle Ho’s minders : The protectors of Vietnam’s embalmed leader

The task of safeguarding the embalmed corpse of Vietnam's revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh is gruelling: carefully-selected riflemen work around...

‘Amazing’ Osaka thrashes tearful Gauff at US Open as Nadal coasts

Defending champion Naomi Osaka consoled a tearful Coco Gauff after a crushing US Open victory Saturday in a showdown billed as "the future of...

US, Taliban on ‘threshold’ of deal : US Afghan envoy

US and Taliban negotiators are "at the threshold of an agreement" to end 18 years of conflict between them, Washington's top negotiator said...

Zelensky slams Nord Stream 2 as Ukraine seeks US gas

Ukraine's president on Saturday slammed the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline set to send Russian gas to Germany as a "threat" to Europe and...

Ghosn’s lawyer says Tokyo prosecutor lacks impartiality

The French lawyer of former auto titan Carlos Ghosn, currently under house arrest in Tokyo, has attacked Japanese prosecutors for an alleged...

Qualifier Townsend finds US Open last-16 run ‘insane’

Taylor Townsend is charging into the US Open spotlight the same way she charges to the net in her matches, stars and strangers congratulating...

At least 5 dead as 21 injured in Texas shooting : police

At least five people have been killed in a mass shooting that left 21 victims in the US state of Texas on Saturday, police said."We have at least...