NEWS

NEWS FOR WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, 12 AUGUST 2018

Sources include:  allafrica.com, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, CBC, Earth & Sky News, Huffington Post, Moscow Times, People’s Daily Online, Sightline Daily, South China Morning Post, TIME magazine, US News & World Report, YES magazine 

AFRICA

Africa This Week: Trump’s New Conditions For Ending Zimbabwe Sanctions New Conditions For Ending Zimbabwe Sanctions

Kenya Tears Down ‘Illegal’ Upmarket Mall

Head Teacher Busted Sitting Student’s Exam

Mozambique Imposes Hefty Media License Fee

Sudan’s Bashir To Go For Third Term

 Zimbabwe Presidential Inauguration Delayed

Banro Gold Mine Trucks Attacked In Eastern Congo, Two Dead: Army

Mali To Vote In Run-Off Election With President Keita Favorite To Win

AMERICA

Majority Of Black Americans Value Social Media For Amplifying Lesser-Known Issues

NFL Players Protest During US National Anthem In Pre-Season Games

Puerto Rico Concedes That Hurricane Maria Killed Over 1,400 People, Not 64

US Mid-Term Elections: Women Break Records For Nominations

New Mexico: Police Find 11 Starving Children In Compound

Data Show Who Doesn’t Have Access To Homeownership

ASIA

‘Leave Immediately! And Keep Far Off’ – A BBC Team Flew Over The Disputed South China Sea Islands In A US Military Plane.

China Detains One Million Uighurs, UN Told

City Under Assault In Afghanistan

Standoff Over China Mosque Demolition

Japan’s Economy Returns To Growth

Boy, 12, Sole Survivor Of Plane Crash

Indonesia Country Profile

India’s Kerala State On High Alert After Floods Kill 34

Xi Jinping To Visit Philippines As Relations Continue To Thaw

China’s Trade Surplus With US Drops In July As Tariffs Bite

Beijing Planning World’s Longest Rail Tunnel To Taiwan

BUSINESS & TRADE

Tesla’s Elon Musk Faces Investor Lawsuit

Elon Musk In The Hot Seat, Again

Trump Tariff Move Pushes Turkish Lira Down

Time To Book A Holiday? Turkey’s Lira Slump Explained

Is Turkey Heading For An Economic Crisis?

Ryanair Cancels Flights As Pilots Walk Out

M&S In New Phase Of Store Closures

UK Growth Boosted By Warmer Weather

How Bethenny Frankel Went From $20,000 In Credit Card Debt To A $100 Million Deal

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

California’s Biggest-Ever Fire Is Twice The Size Of Chicago. And It’s Growing

California Wildfire Declared ‘Largest In State’s History’

CANADA

Police Charge 48-Year-Old Man With Murder In Fredericton Shooting

Police Say Presence In Fredericton’s North Side Unrelated To Shooting

Billy Talent Headlining Danforth Benefit Concert For Victims Tonight

Statue Of John A. Macdonald Removed From Victoria City Hall In Act Of Reconciliation

Police Seeks Clues To Motive After Fredericton Man Charged In Fatal Shootings

Police Charge Man In Shooting In Fredericton, Canada

One Of BC’s Smallest First Nations Set To Increase Metro Vancouver’s Industrial Land Supply

Saudi Arabia Freezes Canada Trade Ties, Recalls Envoy

CASCADIA

Seattle Ups The Ante On Green Streets

Native Tribes Are Taking Fire Control Into Their Own Hands

Court Bans Popular Farm Pesticide

Seattle’s Ebike Experiment Could Change How We Design Cities

Gas Company Settles After Biggest Methane Leak In US History

Seattle Builds Like Never Before—Except In The Suburbs

80 Percent Of Portland Airbnb Rentals Are Illegal

Cooling Markets: More Seattle-Area Home Sellers Lower List Prices

The Case For Rooms

See The Scars That Oil Exploration Cut Across Alaska’s Wilderness

CLIMATE CHANGE & THE WEATHER

Reverse-Engineering Climate Change? Not So Fast

Climate Change Is Hot Wedge Issue For 2018 Midterms, Polls Indicate

We Won’t Stop California’s Wildfires If We Don’t Talk About Climate Change

What Are Nuclear Power Plants Doing To Address Climate Threats?

2017 Was 3rd Warmest Year On Record, Says International Report

ESPIONAGE, TERRORISM, WAR & THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

Syrian Rebels Build An Army With Turkish Help, Face Challenges

Russia Downs Drone Near Its Syria Air Base: TASS

Wave Of Strikes Hits Syria’s Last Rebel-Held Bastion

China’s Hypersonic Aircraft Can Fire Nukes At 6 Times The Speed Of Sound

Afghan Taliban Delegation Visits Uzbekistan To Talk Security, Power Lines

EUROPE

France Fumes At Proposed Post-Brexit EU Sea Trade Links

Romanians Rally Again In Anti-Corruption, Anti-Government Protests

EU Seeks Details From Saudi Arabia On Women Human Rights Arrests Amid Canada Row

UK Growth Boosted By Warmer Weather

France Floods: 1,600 Evacuated, German Missing At Campsite

Ryanair Strike: One In Six Flights Cancelled In Pilot Walkout

France’s Gender Equality Minister Cracked Down On Catcalling. She’s Just Getting Started

IMMIGRATION & REFUGEES

Trump Repeatedly Slammed ‘Catch And Release’ At The Border. Now He’s Reinstated It

IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

Iran Sanctions: Trump Warns Trading Partners

LATIN AMERICA

Chile Announces Massive Probe Into Catholic Church’s Sex Abuse Scandal

Venezuelan President Blames Alleged Assassination Attempt On Colombian President

Venezuela Arrests 6 Over Drone Explosions In ‘Assassination Attempt’ On President

Viral Video Of Man Beating Wife Sparks Outrage In Brazil

Colombia’s Cano Limon Pipeline Halted By Bomb Attack

Argentina Abortion: Senate Defeats Bill After Polarizing Debate

LOMPOK EARTHQUAKE

Lombok Earthquake: Strong Aftershock Amid Indonesia Rescue Efforts

Indonesia Earthquake: Imam Prays On As Tremor Rocks Bali Mosque

Lombok Quake: Rescuers Search Collapsed Mosque For Survivors

Lombok Quake: Thousands Evacuated After Dozens Die On Indonesia Island

MANAFORT

Rick Gates Describes Funneling Millions Through Bank Accounts In Cyprus

MIDDLE EAST

Former Monk Held On Charges Of Killing Bishop At Egyptian Monastery

Egypt: Defrocked Monk Charged With Killing Coptic Bishop

Gaza Fishing Boats Challenging Israeli Blockade Draw Navy Fire

Israel’s Arab Minority Rallies Against New Nation-State Law

Jordan Says Four People Killed In Police Raid On House Sheltering Militants

Iran Supreme Leader Calls For Action To Face ‘Economic War’: State TV

State TV Of Iran Must End Its Use Of Families To Discredit Journalists, Dissenters

Ordinary Iranians Are Frustrated After Trump Brought U.S. Sanctions Back

NORTH KOREAN SUMMIT

North Korea Continues Dismantling Missile Launch Site

OCEANA & POLYNESIA

Teens Racking Up Thousands In Debt While Parents Unaware

Family Speak About ‘Loyal And Loving’ Australian Woman Killed While Cycling In New York

Police Release Image Of Man After 27yo Woman Dies In Hit-And-Run In Inner Melbourne

Why Aussies Suddenly Want A Queen Portrait

Australia’s Prime Minister To Face Internal Dissent As Parliament Resumes

New South Wales Drought Now Affects Entire State

RUSSIA

Fire Destroys Historic Wooden Church Built In 1774

Russia Not Expected To Stand Up For Tanking Ruble Amid Sanctions

License Restored For European University In St. Petersburg

Love Is In The Air, And Caught On Security Camera, At Zaryadye Park

The Russian Swiss Family Robinson Of The Far East, In Photos

TRUMP

‘Stand Proudly’ Or ‘Be Suspended Without Pay.’ Trump Renews His Attacks On Protesting NFL Players

West Hollywood Wants To Remove Trump’s Walk Of Fame Star

President Trump Changed His Story About The Trump Tower Meeting. Here Are The Facts

Trump Admits Son Met Russian For Information On Opponent

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