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AMMAN - Jordan appointed a new ambassador to Qatar on Tuesday, a step toward restoring normal relations two years after Amman withdrew its ambassador in solidarity with Gulf Arab allies who severed ties with Doha. Amman downgraded its diplomatic representation in June 2017, a few days after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain scrapped all ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants, which Doha denies. Zeid al-Lawzi, a senior

An inquest said the three terrorists who killed eight people during an attack at London Bridge were lawfully shot dead by armed police officers after they ignored initial warning shouts on Tuesday, according to BBC News. The jury deliberated for three and a half hours before it reached its decision. Khuram Butt, and his accomplices, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba, first ran over several pedestrians during the June 2017 attack before stabbing several more people within 10 minutes. Armed

Vessel stopped transmitting its location on Saturday, when it was pointing toward Iran Tracking data showing an oil tanker that was heading towards Iranian waters and stopped transmitting its location on Saturday night has raised concerns about the status of the vessel amid heightened tensions

The number of people facing starvation has increased over the last three years according to the United Nations' latest report on food security released on Monday, according to Deutsche Welle. There are 820 million people suffer from chronic hunger, including 149 million children under the age of five who are stunted due to lack of food. Cindy Holleman, one of the main authors of the report, said there are 96 people around the world who need to have food provided for them so…

As President Donald Trump continued to lash out at several Democrats on Monday, a day after using racist language telling four Congresswomen to go back from where they came from, a new report released by the Pew Research Center said one in five Americans follow Trump on Twitter. The report also said Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama is followed by seven percent more of U.S. adult Twitter users at 26 percent, according to Yahoo News. Since Twitter users can include institutional and automated

The most delayed airlines flying from the UK have been revealed, with Vueling Airlines ranked the least punctual. Flights operated by the Spanish carrier were 31 minutes late on average in 2018, according to an analysis of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data by Press Association. Vueling is owned by the International Airlines Group, which also owns British Airways and Aer Lingus. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p

The Trump administration filed a regulation on Monday to try and curb the number of Central American migrants who can claim asylum by entering the United States through Mexico on Monday, according to PBS NewsHour. A document filed by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security in the Federal Register detailed the regulation which aims to decrease access to the asylum process and could affect a large number of migrants who make a perilous journey from their home countries in Guatemala, El

China confirmed on Monday that a Canadian has been detained on suspicion of drug offences in the east coast city of Yantai.Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Monday that the authorities in Yantai, a city in Shandong province, had contacted the Canadian embassy and arranged for consular visits.Geng added that the case was not related to the detention of 19 people, including seven foreign language teachers, in Jiangsu province earlier this month.Global Affairs Canada said on Saturday…

General News Bitpoint , the Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange, has discovered another $2.3 million is missing following their $30-million hack last week. Prasos Ltd , a Finland-based firm offering cryptocurrency brokerage and exchange services, has been granted a Payment Institution License (PIL) in the EU – only the third crypto firm in Europe to receive the license. The PIL enables Prasos to offer additional fiat currency payment services for users of its Finnish Coinmotion exchange platform

Long-time Slashdot reader hyperfine transition writes: The Galileo satellite positioning service is currently unavailable, with all satellites marked as in outage . Galileo is the European-built and operated alternative to GPS. The outage is being attributed to problems at the Precise Timing Facility in Italy. The availability of multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and the relative newness of Galileo (the system is still under construction and only the newest GNSS receivers will

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“Does Merkel travel too much?” asked mass-selling daily Bild on Friday as Germans fret about the health of their chancellor, who sat rather than stood at a ceremony on Thursday after shaking for the third time in as many weeks when standing a day earlier. The shaking episodes - all while standing at ceremonies - have unnerved many Germans, who

The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of about $5bn for Facebook over privacy violations, according to a report. ...

Ned Sharpless, the Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, issued a statement on Thursday which said the FDA was committed to overseeing the manufacturing, marketing, and sales of e-cigarettes, according to Reuters. The statement came one day before a federal judge ordered the FDA to impose a 10-month deadline for the submission of e-cigarette applications, which puts more pressure on e-cigarette companies like Juul Labs Inc for their continued popularity among underage users.

The World Wildlife Fund said half of the shark and ray species in the Mediterranean sea were under threat on Friday, with nearly a third already fished to the brink of extinction, according to The Brussels Times. Even though sharks are one of the apex predators of the sea, they are still at risk of disappearing from both overfishing and plastic pollution. The report was released just before Shark Awareness Day said Libya and Tunisia were two of the worst culprits in the…

Wildfires this year have been at an unusual intensity despite being common in the northern hemisphere between May and October Arctic wildfires, some the size of 100,000 football pitches, emitted as much carbon dioxide (CO2) last month as the country of Sweden does in a whole year, the World

Thousands of residents and tourists on Hawaii's Maui island were evacuated on Thursday night after a brushfire continued to grow, according to National Public Radio. By Friday morning, some residents were allowed to return to check on their property but the 3,000-acre wildfire in Maui's central valley was still burning, according to Maui Mayor Mike Victorino. Victorino said firefighters were still monitoring the fire overnight, but it was too dangerous for them to fight the blaze in the dark.

The United Nations Security Council is making a four-day visit to Colombia to check on the implementation of the landmark peace deal that ended the world's longest-running armed conflict, according to Al Jazeera. Representatives from the UNSC started arriving on Thursday to see how the various reforms and programs agreed to in the peace deal have fared, including several agrarian programs expanded across the isolated Colombian countryside to help slash coca plantations. The deal also promised to

Politicians, academics and writers have fled a climate of death threats and hostility reminiscent of the military dictatorship At times, the solitude and separation from family and friends have plunged Jean Wyllys into despair. “I’ve been through moments of deep sadness, I’ve spent the whole night

A man's been arrested on suspicion of trespass after scaling Buckingham Palace's gates. Scotland

The United Kingdom raised the threat to British shipping vessels in Iranian waters to the highest level on Thursday after Iranian boats tried to impede a British oil tanker in the region the day before, according to BBC News. The British Ministry of Defense said the Iranian ship was driven off by a Royal Navy ship after Iran threatened to retaliate for the seizure of one of its own tankers, but Tehran denied any attempted seizure occurred on Wednesday. The Department for Transport…

BEIRUT - Regime and jihadist-led forces were locked in clashes Thursday on the edge of an opposition bastion in northwest Syria after a jihadist-led advance that killed 71 fighters overnight, a monitor said. Thursday also saw 13 people, including eight civilians, killed in a car bomb attack on a rebel checkpoint in Afrin. Russian and regime aircraft have ramped up their deadly bombardment of the Idlib region -- administered by Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, and home to

General News Anchorage , a company providing crypto custody services for institutional investors, has just raised $40 million in a Series B funding round led by notable names including Blockchain Capital, Visa and existing investors such as Andreessen Horowitz also participating. Binance has launched version 2.0 of its platform – a move that officially adds margin trading for its customers. Binance indicated leverage is just 3x and not the 20x anticipated. Blockstack, the decentralized Internet

Thessaloniki — Tornadoes and violent hailstorms killed six tourists in northern Greece late on Wednesday, police said. Dozens more were injured when strong winds hit the region of Halkidiki, near the

The small Teutonic Cemetary inside the walls of Vatican City is home to historic artists, cardinals, and royals but police are making one last search for an Italian girl who disappeared 36 years ago without a trace on Wednesday, according to AFP. The Vatican will pry open two 19th century graves on Thursday morning to allow forensic experts to search for the remains of 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of a Vatican bank employee whose family lived inside of Vatican City. The girl…

UNICEF said more than 3,000 Rohingya refugee families have already been affected by landslides and floods in Bangladesh on Tuesday, with at least three people killed, according to Forbes. The UN organization said children and the elderly are particularly at risk due to the spread of water-borne diseases and weather warnings indicate the rain is likely to continue throughout the next four months of the monsoon season. "Conditions in the camps and host communities are deteriorating rapidly because

Nara authorities are warning tourists not to feed the famous wild deer in the ancient capital on Wednesday after a local conservation group revealed at least nine of the deer died after consuming plastic litter this year , according to Channel News Asia. The Nara Deer Preservation Foundation found large amounts of plastic waste in nine of 14 deer who have died since March. Officials said the bags, wrappers, and litter were believed to have been discarded by visitors who fed the animals…

A Virgin Australia flight has had to make an emergency landing after an “engineering issue” was reported and white vapour was seen coming from the aircraft’s right engine. Flight VA69 from Melbourne to Hong Kong had been flying for around half an hour when the pilot made the decision to turn back rather than continue the nine-hour journey. The captain requested a priority landing into Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport and turned the jet around somewhere over Swan Hill in Victoria, before touching

General News Binance has launched Binance Singapore, a new fiat on-ramp, following Binance Uganda and Binance Jersey. The new exchange enables the trading of crypto in Singapore Dollars. Coinbase i s in talks to set up its own regulated insurance company with the help of insurance broker giant Aon. Aon has begun establishing captive companies in the Cayman Islands, working with a handful of cryptocurrency firms. They believe the captive structure can help crypto firms get access to additional

Over 240 people were killed in January when a dam collapsed at a mine, releasing a wave of toxic sludge on a rural community. Brazilian mining giant Vale has now been handed its first conviction over the disaster. ...

European firm has edge after US rival reports slump in deliveries after two fatal crashes Airbus is on track to overtake Boeing as the world’s biggest planemaker as the US company reported a slump in deliveries of new commercial jetliner deliveries following two fatal crashes involving the 737 Max .

Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said recently he would like to disband the army and put national security in the hands of the new National Guard militarized police force. Although critics and the United States charged his vision was shortsighted especially with regards to Mexico’s Drug War, others lauded it as a more practical solution. Indeed, and for illegal drugs, the illegal market and militarized crackdowns accounts for far more

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Deutsche Bank announced 18,000 job cuts on Sunday as part of a radical shift which would affect staff in London, New York, and Tokyo , according to CCN Markets. A Deutsche Bank spokesperson said the personnel changes were made to shrink its investment banking business and make the bank "leaner and stronger." Deutsche Bank has not specified the details of the job cuts yet, but it will likely cut activities related to trading shares, which predominantly occur in London and New York. Deutsche