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Salisbury poisoning: Police 'identify Novichok suspects'

Several Russians have been identified as suspects in the nerve agent attack, reports say.

Source: BBC News - Home | 19 Jul 2018 | 9:24 pm(NZT)

Britain has reportedly identified Russians suspected of Skripal nerve attack

British police have identified several Russians who they believe were behind the nerve agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the Press Association reported.

Source: World News & Analysis | 19 Jul 2018 | 9:08 pm(NZT)

Europe and Asia Move to Bolster Global Systems That Trump Has Attacked

Sometimes working with unlikely partners, they have undertaken a flurry of efforts to preserve a rules-based order on trade and security that the United States once championed.

Source: NYT > World | 19 Jul 2018 | 9:05 pm(NZT)

More turmoil in Iraq as deadly protests ravage oil-rich south

The unrest threatens to delay formation of a new government and has already led to break-ins to oil facilities and political offices.  

Source: World News & Analysis | 19 Jul 2018 | 9:03 pm(NZT)

New UK Brexit secretary set for Brussels talks

Dominic Raab will meet the bloc's chief negotiator, as the EU warns states to step up plans for no deal.

Source: BBC News - Home | 19 Jul 2018 | 8:59 pm(NZT)

‘Shocking' and 'bogus': China's foreign ministry rebukes Kudlow for trade remarks

China’s foreign ministry hit back at comments made by President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor on Thursday, saying it is clear who is right and who is wrong in an escalating trade row between the world’s two largest economies.

Source: World News & Analysis | 19 Jul 2018 | 8:58 pm(NZT)

Macron aide Benalla in French probe for beating protester

A member of the French president's staff was filmed beating a man during a protest in Paris.

Source: BBC News - Home | 19 Jul 2018 | 8:55 pm(NZT)

Silicon Valley taught me this secret about great business ideas, says Hong Kong entrepreneur

Ideas are a dime a dozen, or so they say, but finding one that can go the distance is a different story. 9GAG's co-founder and CEO says Silicon Valley showed him the secret recipe.

Source: World News & Analysis | 19 Jul 2018 | 8:44 pm(NZT)

Saudi Aramco in talks for stake in world's fourth-largest chemical firm

Saudi Aramco said it is looking to buy a stake in Saudi petrochemical maker SABIC, a move that could boost the state oil giant's market valuation ahead of a planned initial public offering.

Source: World News & Analysis | 19 Jul 2018 | 8:38 pm(NZT)

A 4-Day Workweek? A Test Run Shows a Surprising Result

A New Zealand firm reduced its workweek to 32 hours over four days, and found that workers were more productive during their time at work.

Source: NYT > World | 19 Jul 2018 | 8:37 pm(NZT)

Israel Passes Law Anchoring Itself as Nation-State of the Jewish People

The legislation downgrades the status of the Arabic language, promotes Jewish construction, and enshrines the exclusive right of Jews to self-determination.

Source: NYT > World | 19 Jul 2018 | 8:36 pm(NZT)

Philippines v Australia basketball: 13 players suspended after on-court brawl

Fiba has suspended 13 players after an on-court brawl during a World Cup qualifying tie between the Philippines and Australia earlier this month.

Source: BBC News - Home | 19 Jul 2018 | 8:05 pm(NZT)

India Netflix actor Rajshri Deshpande 'disgusted by porn star label'

Rajshri Deshpande criticises people for sharing a sex scene from the Sacred Games as a porn clip.

Source: BBC News - Home | 19 Jul 2018 | 7:49 pm(NZT)

Sharks attack two children in New York, officials say

A girl and a boy receive puncture wounds in the first recorded incidents off Long Island in 70 years.

Source: BBC News - Home | 19 Jul 2018 | 7:09 pm(NZT)

International Herald Tribune: 1918: Pigeons, Aviators and Lorry Drivers Help Stop Enemy

Carrier pigeons, pilots and truck drivers all played a crucial role in helping to stop a German offensive in the France during World War I.

Source: NYT > World | 19 Jul 2018 | 7:07 pm(NZT)

Trump's tariffs could derail Volvo Cars' production plans in the US, CEO warns

The Swedish automaker Volvo could derail a $1.1 billion investment plan in the U.S. amid rising tensions in global trade, the company’s CEO told CNBC Thursday, calling for a de-escalation in tariffs.

Source: World News & Analysis | 19 Jul 2018 | 7:01 pm(NZT)

Court rules South Korea must pay for Sewol victims

The state is liable for the 2014 ferry disaster and must pay compensation, a court rules.

Source: BBC News - Home | 19 Jul 2018 | 6:52 pm(NZT)

Tour de France: Why Alpe d'Huez is called "the greatest climb in cycling"

Find out why the Tour de France's Alpe d'Huez stage is known as "the greatest climb in cycling".

Source: BBC News - Home | 19 Jul 2018 | 6:42 pm(NZT)

Myanmar’s Military Planned Rohingya Genocide, Rights Group Says

A meticulous campaign by the security forces led to the Muslim minority group’s exodus, a report by Fortify Rights finds.

Source: NYT > World | 19 Jul 2018 | 6:26 pm(NZT)

Unilever’s profit dips amid Brazilian truck strike and currency fluctuations

Consumer goods maker Unilever reported lower-than-expected second quarter sales on Thursday, hurt by a Brazilian transport strike and weak pricing.

Source: World News & Analysis | 19 Jul 2018 | 6:13 pm(NZT)

Australia PM says Pope must sack archbishop over cover-up

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson was convicted of covering up abuse by a paedophile priest.

Source: BBC News - Home | 19 Jul 2018 | 5:46 pm(NZT)

South Korean Court Orders Big Payouts to Families of Ferry Victims

The ruling was the first time a court held the government financially culpable in a 2014 ferry sinking that killed 304 people, South Korea’s worst catastrophe in decades.

Source: NYT > World | 19 Jul 2018 | 5:43 pm(NZT)

Shona McCallin: Olympic gold medallist on effects of 'brutal' concussion

Olympic gold medallist Shona McCallin tells BBC Sport about her "brutal" concussion and how important it is to raise awareness.

Source: BBC News - Home | 19 Jul 2018 | 5:22 pm(NZT)

The Japan-China rivalry is playing out in Cambodia's election

China has donated a reported $20 million in polling booths, laptops, computers and other equipment to Cambodia's National Election Committee. Tokyo, meanwhile, has reportedly provided over 10,000 ballot boxes worth $7.5 million.

Source: World News & Analysis | 19 Jul 2018 | 5:20 pm(NZT)

Nicaragua is on the path to becoming the next Venezuela

Protests and crackdowns have claimed around 300 lives in the Central American nation since mid-April.

Source: WorldViews | 19 Jul 2018 | 4:59 pm(NZT)

Thai Team Tells of Cave Rescue, Apologizing for All the Fuss

The soccer teammates say sorry to their rescuers, after a remarkable international effort to extract them from a flooded cave in northern Thailand.

Source: NYT > World | 19 Jul 2018 | 4:21 pm(NZT)

Taliban Leaders Declare a Halt to Bombings in Civilian Areas

The insurgent group said that it would continue fighting but would avoid actions, like suicide attacks, that kill civilians. ISIS made no such offer.

Source: NYT > World | 19 Jul 2018 | 4:15 pm(NZT)

As Japan grows 'so-so,' one of its largest companies looks for international expansion

Masatsugu Nagato, president and CEO of Japan Post, spoke with CNBC at the launch of Toll City, a logistics hub situated in western Singapore.

Source: World News & Analysis | 19 Jul 2018 | 4:15 pm(NZT)

North Korea has 2.6 million ‘modern slaves,’ new report estimates

One in 10 people in North Korea live as “modern slaves,” the report found.

Source: WorldViews | 19 Jul 2018 | 4:05 pm(NZT)

Asian Stocks Drift as Investors Await Fresh Moves on Trade

Asian stock markets were drifting Thursday in mixed trading as investors awaited further moves in global trade disputes.

Source: NYT > World | 19 Jul 2018 | 3:48 pm(NZT)

Before inauguration, Trump reportedly saw evidence Putin personally ordered election interference

Trump sounded “grudgingly convinced” when he was shown the findings of Putin’s interference on Jan. 6 of last year — just two weeks before his inauguration, according to The New York Times, which cited multiple people who attended the briefing.

Source: World News & Analysis | 19 Jul 2018 | 3:24 pm(NZT)

Facebook to Remove Misinformation That Leads to Violence

Critics say the company has not done enough to block false posts that have led to attacks in countries including Sri Lanka, Myanmar and India.

Source: NYT > World | 19 Jul 2018 | 3:00 pm(NZT)

On fourth anniversary of MH17 crash, father of three victims slams Trump’s friendliness with Putin

Tuesday marked four years since MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board.

Source: WorldViews | 19 Jul 2018 | 9:19 am(NZT)

Dutch foreign minister says multicultural societies breed violence

"Give me an example of a multiethnic, multicultural society, where the indigenous population still live . . . where they live in a peaceful, societal union,” Blok said. “I don't know of any."

Source: WorldViews | 19 Jul 2018 | 9:07 am(NZT)

How did Nelson Mandela survive 27 years in prison? A new collection of letters sheds light.

A new collection of Nelson Mandela's prison letters show how he tried to stay connected to the outside world during his imprisonment.

Source: WorldViews | 19 Jul 2018 | 7:41 am(NZT)

It’s so hot on Vienna’s subway, commuters are being given free deodorant

Cattle can't be transported in Europe in temperatures above 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Parts of Vienna's subway have reached 95.

Source: WorldViews | 18 Jul 2018 | 11:30 pm(NZT)

Fitness app Polar revealed not only where U.S. military personnel worked, but where they lived

Through a fitness app called Polar, Dutch reporters were able track more than 6,460 U.S. government employees, including military and intelligence personnel.

Source: WorldViews | 18 Jul 2018 | 10:00 pm(NZT)

Is Trump at war with the West?

Trump sees openness to immigration — and the prospect of a more integrated, diverse Europe — as a weakness.

Source: WorldViews | 18 Jul 2018 | 4:59 pm(NZT)

‘I can’t breathe’ becomes a police brutality protest cry again, this time in Australia

Experts say it's part of a broader pattern of discrimination against Aboriginal people.

Source: WorldViews | 18 Jul 2018 | 9:00 am(NZT)

Brexit campaigners broke electoral law, watchdog group alleges

Britain's Electoral Commission says Vote Leave overspent campaign limits by funneling money through a second group.

Source: WorldViews | 18 Jul 2018 | 8:20 am(NZT)


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