1 November 2019 News

United States, Britain, China, Environment, UN were the most important topics in the news of the Friday 1 November 2019, but also: Spain, Russia, Pakistan, Donald Trump, Diplomacy.

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Thousands protest to maintain pressure on Chile government

Dressed in black, marching silently and raising one fist, around a thousand women on Friday demanded justice for those killed and injured during...

US opens national security probe of Chinese-owned app TikTok : report

The US government has opened a national security investigation into the Chinese-owned video app TikTok, the New York Times reported Friday.The...

At least 42 killed in Haiti protest violence : UN

At least 42 people have been killed and dozens injured during anti-government protests in Haiti since mid-September, the UN's human rights body...

Chile’s middle class takes to streets over crushing debt

It is not poverty that is driving Chile's middle class into the streets to join massive protests: it is debt, brought on by sky-high private...

Cuba denies stoking Latin American social unrest

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez denied Friday that the country is behind recent social unrest in Latin America and rejected US allegations...

New York, New York becomes Lonely Town : Trump quits city he epitomized

After years of flying south for the winter Donald Trump is making his Florida nest permanent, breaking with the city that molded his outsized...

China, US trade negotiators reach ‘consensus on principles’

Top Chinese and US trade negotiators have "reached consensus on principles", China's commerce ministry announced in a statement Saturday.Chinese...

UK police step up appeals over migrant lorry deaths

British detectives probing the deaths of 39 Asian migrants in a refrigerated truck near London renewed on Friday their appeal for two brothers...

Greta Thunberg seeks lift back across Atlantic to climate meet

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg had made it half-way from Sweden to Chile by boat, train and electric car when next month's UN climate summit...

Spain steps in to host COP25 climate summit as Greta asks for a lift

Spain will host the COP25 climate summit in December, the UN said on Friday, after Chile abandoned plans to hold it due to deadly anti-government...

Treatment of Assange putting his life ‘at risk’ : UN expert

The treatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is facing the threat of extradition from Britain to the US on espionage charges, is putting...

Cambodia says British tourist death was accidental drowning

A 21-year-old British tourist whose body was found floating in the sea off the Cambodian coast accidentally drowned, an official said Friday,...

Russia shuts down top rights group amid crackdown on critics

Russia's Supreme Court on Friday issued a ruling to wind up the operations of a respected rights group, sparking outrage amid an increasing crackdown...

Vietnam arrests two in UK truck death investigation

Vietnam police have arrested two people for trafficking in connection with the death of 39 migrants whose bodies were found in a truck in Britain,...

Protest leader calls on Pakistan PM to resign in 48 hours

Tens of thousands of Islamists rallied alongside opposition supporters in Pakistan's capital Friday, as the firebrand cleric leading the protests...

Brazil names Greek-flagged tanker as top suspect in oil spills

A Greek-flagged tanker is the main suspect in oil spills that have been appearing along the coast of Brazil for two months, the defense ministry...

Protesters march across the world for ‘a better future’

Protests have flared around the world, with citizens rallying for the last few weeks demanding change in their countries. Here are the reasons...

Lebanon sentences UK diplomat’s murderer to death

A Lebanese court on Friday sentenced a taxi driver to death for the 2017 murder of British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes, the national news agency...

Outrage in Spain over verdict in gang sex attack on teen

Women's groups and legal experts demanded Friday that Spain's laws be changed after five men accused of gang-raping an unconscious 14-year-old...

Algeria protesters call for ‘new independence’ on revolution anniversary

Demonstrators converged on Algiers in their thousands for a massive anti-government rally called to coincide with official celebrations of the...

Turkey, Russia launch joint patrols in northern Syria

Turkey started joint patrols with Russia in northern Syria Friday to verify whether Kurdish forces have withdrawn from a key border zone in compliance...

Iraq protests enter second month, defying pledges of reform

Iraq's top cleric warned foreign actors on Friday against interfering in his country's anti-government protests as they entered their second...

Maskless Merkel braves severe Delhi smog

German Chancellor Angela Merkel got a toxic welcome to India on Friday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed her in air so polluted that authorities...

Controversial Russian law to control internet enters force

A controversial law that would allow Russia to cut internet traffic from international servers came into force Friday, prompting fears from rights...

Iraqi Kurds boycott Turkish goods after Syria assault

Shopkeepers in Iraq's Kurdish region have been responding to activists' calls to boycott Turkish goods in protest at Ankara's assault on Kurdish...

Japan retailers to charge for plastic bags from 2020

Japanese retailers including supermarkets and convenience stores will be required to charge for plastic bags from next summer ahead of the Tokyo...

Seven S. Koreans missing in helicopter crash near disputed islets

Rescuers searching for seven South Koreans whose helicopter crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from islets disputed with Japan located...

China warns it won’t tolerate dissent in Hong Kong

China warned Friday it would not tolerate any challenge to Hong Kong's governing system, as it laid out plans to boost patriotism in the city...

Mourners in Pakistan town bury victims of train fire

Distraught relatives gathered Friday for the funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with...

Apple TV+ seeks stardom on streaming service stage

Apple moves into new territory Friday with a streaming television service that features a budding library of original shows starring big-name...

UK defends Brexit deal after Trump trade warning

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office has defended his Brexit deal with the EU, after US President Donald Trump warned it would make...

Bolsonaro cancels government subscription to Brazil’s main newspaper

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government canceled its subscriptions to one of the country's main newspapers in the latest episode of his...

Maskless Merkel braves severe Delhi smog

German Chancellor Angela Merkel got a toxic welcome to India on Friday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi treated her to a military parade in New...

Australia PM vows to outlaw ‘apocalyptic’ climate activism

Australia's pro-coal government threatened harsh new penalties against "apocalyptic" activism Friday as a global wave of climate protests has...

Funerals begin as town mourns victims of Pakistan train fire

Distraught relatives gathered Friday for the first funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan,...

Chasing shadows in China : Detained lawyer’s wife battles on

With winter approaching, Xu Yan brought some warm clothes and money for her husband to a detention centre in eastern China, though she's not...

Trump to move permanent residence to Florida

US President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will change his permanent residence from New York to Palm Beach, Florida, claiming he had...

Day of the Dead : Mexico’s colorful cult festival

Death can be a morbid and solemn subject in many cultures, but in Mexico, it's a cause for celebration -- at least for two nights a year.From...

Forty years on, hostage crisis poisons Iran-US ties

Forty years since revolutionary students stormed the American embassy in Tehran and took its staff hostage, the crisis still poisons relations...

Lawsuit accuses Facebook ad targeting of abetting bias

A lawsuit filed on Thursday accuses Facebook of letting ad targeting tools be used to exclude women and older people from offers regarding loans,...

Energy giants face 35% output cut to hit Paris climate goals : watchdog

The biggest listed oil and gas giants must slash production by more than a third by 2040 to keep emissions within targets laid out in the landmark...