July 20, 2019

China and Russia Build New Ties with Africa As U.S. Struggles to Assert Itself in Region

China and Russia have been forging new ties with Africa, a continent in which the United States has struggled to assert itself under President Donald Trump.
July 20, 2019

Philippines Police Target Duterte’s Opponents With Mass Sedition Charges Over Anonymous Videos Accusing Leader of Narcotics Ties

Philippines police filed charges of cyber libel and sedition against three dozen of President Rodrigo Duterte's political opponents over a series of YouTube videos in the recent elections accusing the controversial leader and his family of links to the illicit drugs trade.
July 20, 2019

Iran Says It Took U.Okay. Oil Ship as Tanker and Drone Crisis Worsens

Iran announced Friday afternoon it had seized a U.K.-flagged, Swedish-owned oil tanker it accused of illegal activities. The seizure came just hours after the Islamic Republic presented evidence purporting to prove the United States did not down an Iranian drone in the same strategic region the day before.
July 20, 2019

Russia Tells U.S. to Stop Blaming Iran for Everything: ‘A Single Match Can Start A Fire’

Russia's top diplomat warned the United States to stop blaming Iran for the increasing unrest in the Middle East, arguing that Washington was behind the ongoing crisis there and risked sparking a conflict.
July 20, 2019

‘He Must Have Had a Guardian Angel’: Baby Boy Plunges From Fifth-floor Window, Survives After Dramatic Crash Into Clothes Line

An 11-month-old boy in Ukraine survived a fall from an open window after landing on a clothes line and its support railing below. Yulia Rogak, 21, described to local media how her son, Demyan, managed to climb out of an open window on the fifth floor at her home in Lutsk while she was washing the dishes.
July 20, 2019

U.Ok. Politicians, Not Republicans, Condemn Trump’s ‘Textbook Racist’ Tweets Attacking Democratic Congresswomen

British politicians have done what the majority of Republicans won't do—call out as racist President Donald Trump's tweets telling Democratic congresswomen of color to "go back" to "places from which they came."
July 20, 2019

KyoAni Fire Latest: Kyoto Animation Fans Post Messages of Support After Deadly Arson Attack on Studio

Fans of Kyoto Animation Co have been expressing their shock after at least 12 people died following a suspected arson attack at the Japanese studio. Another 30 are unaccounted for and dozens have been injured.
July 20, 2019

Who Is A$AP Rocky? Kim Kardashian Thanks Donald Trump, Jared Kushner for Help in Getting Rapper Released from Swedish Jail

U.S. rap star A$AP Rocky has got the help of major celebrities and politicians after being detained in Sweden following a street altercation that was captured on video.
July 20, 2019

Russia Warns ‘Conflict’ Could Break Out Any Time As U.S. and Iran Fight Over Drones

Russia has warned that mounting tensions in the Persian Gulf could lead to an all-out confrontation as the United States and Iran argue over competing claims regarding the downing of one another's drones and other instances of unrest.
May 31, 2019

YouTube Star Banned For 5 Years After Feeding Homeless Man Toothpaste-filled Oreos

A YouTube star has been banned from the platform for five years after he made a video tricking a homeless person into eating Oreo cookies filled with toothpaste and then joking they would clean him.