Wednesday, 21 August, 2019

Singapore PM says ‘fake news’ law not against free speech

Singapore's prime minister Friday rejected allegations the city-state's new law to combat "fake news" is aimed at stifling free speech, following criticism from rights...

Death toll from Niger ambush rises as bodies of missing soldiers found

The bodies of 11 missing Nigerien soldiers have been discovered after an ambush by armed men killed 17 of their colleagues on patrol near...

Alabama governor signs strictest US abortion ban into law

U.S. abortion rights activists had already vowed to go to court to block enforcement of the Alabama measure, the strictest anti-abortion law yet enacted...

Calls for Airbnb users to shut accounts over Israeli settlements

Campaigners called on supporters of the Palestinian cause to at least temporarily deactivate their Airbnb accounts on Wednesday to protest its listings in settlements...

What we know about ‘sabotage’ of oil tankers

Four ships, including two Saudi oil tankers, were damaged in as yet unexplained "sabotage attacks" at a time of Gulf tensions triggered by a...

Six killed in attack on Catholic church in Burkina Faso

The attackers opened fire on the faithful at the beginning of Mass in the village of Dablo, 90 km from Kaya, according to FRANCE...

GovTech: new technology serving citizens

Focus on Govtech before the Las Vegas CES (Consumer Electronics Show, January 8-11 where more than 400 French start-ups will be present. Business France...

Troubling increase of cancer cases in Uruguay and Latin America

Most recent global data indicate that the number of cases and deaths caused by the disease will rise in the region in a faster...

Michelle Obama publishes her memoirs, between confessions and tackles against Trump

The literary release of the week, in the United States and in many countries, is signed Michelle Obama, the former "First Lady" American. Highly...

Brexit draft agreement approved by UK government

The British government has endorsed Tuesday's draft Brexit deal with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Wednesday after a five-hour meeting...
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