1 December 2019 News

China, United States, The European Union, Crime, Hong Kong were the most important topics in the news of the Sunday 1 December 2019, but also: Diplomacy, Britain, UN, Israel, Conflict.

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News from 01/12/2019

Guaido rocked by corruption claim against allied MPs

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido distanced himself from allegations of corruption against his allies on Sunday, in the latest blow to...

Greece to ask for NATO support over Turkish-Libyan military agreement

Greece will seek support from NATO at an alliance summit in London this week following a military deal signed by Turkey and Libya's UN-recognised...

Morales victim of ‘coup,’ says AMLO during first-term celebration

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday that former Bolivian leader Evo Morales was the "victim of a coup d'etat."The leftist...

Nine are trampled after police enter poor Sao Paulo neighborhood

At least nine people were trampled to death and two others were injured early Sunday in the chaotic aftermath of a police raid in a poor Sao...

Malta PM to resign amid journalist murder probe protests

Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, under fire over his handling of the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, said Sunday he would step...

Fury over Charlie Hebdo cartoons on French army deaths

French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Sunday defended itself following outrage over cartoons about a deadly military helicopter crash in Mali,...

EU leadership takes office touting green ambition

The EU's new leadership took office on Sunday, one month later then planned, promising a more united Europe that would be ready to face major...

After US decision, Israel plans new Hebron settlement

Israel's defence minister announced plans to build a new Jewish-only settlement in the heart of a flashpoint West Bank city on Sunday, weeks...

Benetton in row with Italian govt over bridge collapse

Luciano Benetton on Sunday denounced what he called a government "campaign" against his family since the 2018 collapse of the Genoa motorway...

Climate crisis has reached ‘point of no return’, UN chief says

The devastating impacts of global warming that threaten humanity are a pushback from Nature under assault, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Sunday...

Israel planning new Jewish settlement in flashpoint Hebron

Israel's new hard-right defence minister on Sunday ordered officials to start planning a new Jewish settlement in the heart of the divided West...

Terror checks intensified as London attack enters election fray

Britain's Boris Johnson said Sunday the security services were stepping up monitoring of convicted terrorists released early from prison, as...

Iraq’s embattled PM bows out as protesters mourn dead

The government of Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi ended Sunday after two months of violent unrest that has left more than 420 people dead...

MPs back Malta PM to keep job despite protests over murder probe

Malta's prime minister Sunday won his party's backing to stay on in his post despite protesters' calls for him to go for his handling of a probe...

Saudi Arabia takes over G20 presidency from Japan

Saudi Arabia became the first Arab nation Sunday to take over the G20 presidency as it seeks to bounce back onto the world stage following global...

Iran official points to more open elections

A senior Iranian official has suggested in an interview with AFP that authorities may be more open than in the past in approving candidates for...

‘Still angry’ : Hong Kong protesters return to the streets

Police fired tear gas and pepper spray in Hong Kong on Sunday as tens of thousands of black-clad protesters flooded into the streets, a week...

Irving Burgie, US composer who popularized calypso, dies

American singer and composer Irving Burgie, who co-wrote Harry Belafonte's song "Day-O" (the Banana Boat Song) and swung calypso into the mainstream,...

Iran official points to more open elections

A senior Iranian official has suggested in an interview with AFP that authorities may be more open than in the past in approving candidates for...

Evacuations in Philippines as typhoon threatens SEA Games

The Philippines has begun evacuating thousands of people, local officials said Sunday, as a powerful typhoon rumbled in off the Pacific, bringing...

China introduces mandatory face scans for phone users

China will require telecom operators to collect face scans when registering new phone users at offline outlets starting Sunday, according to...

‘I choose to stay’ : the holdout at Hong Kong campus siege

In the final days of a police siege at Hong Kong's Polytechnic University, a lone protester stalked the darkened corridors, determined to outlast...

Plane crash kills nine, injures three in South Dakota

A plane crash in the US state of South Dakota killed nine people, including two children, and injured three others on Saturday while a winter...

Hong Kong protesters back on streets after election lull

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters returned to the streets on Sunday for a series of marches and rallies after a rare period of calm in nearly...

Ursula von der Leyen : Merkel loyalist, favoured by Macron

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen, who takes the reins of the European Commission on Sunday, is a loyal confidante of Chancellor Angela Merkel whom...

Tories’ Brexit outcasts take on Johnson as independents

Only a few months ago, David Gauke was a Conservative minister. Now he's standing in Britain's upcoming election as an independent, hoping to...

Crowd in DR Congo lynches two people as UN envoy visits

A crowd in eastern DR Congo on Saturday lynched two people they suspected of being members of a militia blamed for the killing of more than 100...

Rescued tigers leave Poland for Spain

Five of nine tigers that narrowly survived a gruelling journey across Europe set off on Saturday for their new home at a Spanish animal refuge...