New Zealand bans military type semi-automatic weapons used in mosque massacre
New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in its worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.
Macron to deploy French army against “yellow vest” protests
After Wednesday’s meeting of the council of ministers, French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux announced that President Emmanuel Macron would activate army units during this weekend’s “yellow vest” protests. This is the first time since the 1954–1962 war in Algeria that the army is to be mobilized in police operations on French soil against the population.
Kachin women from Myanmar 'raped until they get pregnant' in China
Burmese and Chinese authorities are turning a blind eye to a growing trade in women from Myanmar’s Kachin minority, who are taken across the border, sold as wives to Chinese men and raped until they become pregnant, a report claims.
The EU to offer short Brexit delay if MPs back Theresa May's deal
The European Union is set to agree to give the United Kingdom a short delay to Brexit — but only if members of the UK Parliament vote for Theresa May's deal next week.The UK is currently due to leave the EU in on March 29.
Guaidó Says Venezuelan Agents Detained His Chief Of Staff In Pre-Dawn Raid
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said Thursday that government agents detained his chief of staff, Roberto Marrero, in an overnight raid. Describing what he called a kidnapping, Guaidó said weapons had been planted at Marrero's house and that he should be freed immediately.
Ex-Brazilian President Michel Temer Arrested Over Corruption
A task force for the Lavo Jato corruption case has arrested Michel Temer, the former president of Brazil Thursday morning. Agents also have a warrant out for former Minister of Energy and Mining Moreira Franco.
Nicaragua Says It Will Release Hundreds Of Detained Opposition Protesters
Nicaragua's government says it will release hundreds of opposition protesters who have been detained in the months since anti-government protests began nearly a year ago.
Dutch populist wins provincial elections after Utrecht attack
An upstart populist party shocked the Dutch political establishment by winning the most votes in provincial elections after a preliminary count in the early hours of Thursday, boosted by a possible terrorist attack this week in the city of Utrecht.
Top Ukrainian justice official says US ambassador gave him a do not prosecute list
Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko told Hill.TV's John Solomon in an interview that aired Wednesday that U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch gave him a do not prosecute list during their first meeting.
Palestinian killed in West Bank by Israeli gunfire: Palestinian medics
A Palestinian was shot and killed in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday by what a Palestinian ambulance service said was Israeli army gunfire.The Israeli military said it was checking the report.