India Announces Widespread Ban Of E-Cigarettes
on September 18, 2019 at 8:41 pm
The Indian government announced Wednesday a sweeping ban on electronic cigarette products. The decision was made with the intention of protecting young people from becoming addicted to nicotine. The Cabinet approved the ordinance, which prohibits ...
After Bolton fireworks, Trump picks low-key hostage negotiator to replace him
by Steve Holland on September 18, 2019 at 8:34 pm
By Steve Holland, Jonathan Landay and Matt Spetalnick. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump picked U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien on Wednesday as his fourth White House national security adviser, turning to a low-key choice ...
Canadian Teenager Diagnosed With 'Severe Respiratory Illness' Linked to Vaping
by Madeleine Carlisle on September 18, 2019 at 8:28 pm
A Canadian teenager has been diagnosed with “severe respiratory illness” linked to use of vaping products, health officials in Ontario, Canada, confirmed Wednesday. “As far as we are aware this is the first case of vaping related illness that's been reported in ...
Saudi Arabia Says Iran 'Unquestionably Sponsored' Attack On Oil Facilities
by Bill Chappell on September 18, 2019 at 8:27 pm
Saudi Arabia's military displayed pieces of missiles and drones Wednesday, saying the wreckage is proof the recent attack that crippled Saudi oil production was "unquestionably" sponsored by Iran. At a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi military spokesman ...
Iran may miss UN summit if US fails to issue visa to president
by Julian Borger on September 18, 2019 at 8:22 pm
Hassan Rouhani and Mohammad Javad Zarif have yet to receive US visas for next week's United Nations general assembly summit. Julian Borger in Washington. Wed 18 Sep 2019 16.21 EDT Last modified on Wed 18 Sep 2019 16.28 EDT. Share on ...
Bride-to-be turned Bahamas bachelorette party into a mission trip after Hurricane Dorian
by Morgan Hines on September 18, 2019 at 8:21 pm
Rikki Kahley arrived at Atlanta International Airport with nine women and 40 suitcases in tow Thursday. They were leaving for her bachelorette weekend in the Bahamas. But their bags weren't filled with outfits for a night out or swimwear for the beach. Instead ...
Arlene Foster signals DUP shift on Northern Ireland border issue
by Lisa O'Carroll on September 18, 2019 at 8:18 pm
The Democratic Unionist party leader, Arlene Foster, has signalled it is ready to do a Brexit deal, indicating for the first time a willingness to accept a bespoke solution for Northern Ireland. In a break with previous rhetoric where she has strongly opposed ...
The harsh reality of underfunding at my hospital? Swept away for Johnson visit
by Matthew Weaver on September 18, 2019 at 8:16 pm
Doctor gives anonymous account of chronic understaffing and lack of resources at Whipps Cross, the hospital visited by the PM. Matthew Weaver. As told to Matthew Weaver. Wed 18 Sep 2019 16.15 EDT Last modified on Wed 18 Sep 2019 16.42 EDT.
Trudeau promises more financial supports for seniors - but no independent accounting
by Kathleen Harris on September 18, 2019 at 8:12 pm
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau talks to a voter in Kitchener, Ont., on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. (Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS). comments. The Liberals are offering new financial supports for seniors — but no independent analysis of how much they ...
American Airlines mechanic who allegedly sabotaged plane has ISIS ties, prosecutor says
on September 18, 2019 at 8:01 pm
A Miami aircraft maintenance worker who allegedly tampered with an American Airlines plane over the summer has possible terrorist ties with the Islamic State, prosecutors said in court Wednesday. Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, 60, is being held ...
Does pollution harm pregnancy? Dirty air soot found in placentas raises concerns
by Sonja Haller on September 18, 2019 at 8:01 pm
A small Belgium study found that pollution can breach the barrier of the placenta, posing a possible risk to growing fetuses. Researchers at Belgium's Hasselt University reported in Nature Communications this week that the pollutant black carbon was found in ...
Nigerian police arrest three suspects linked with 'serial killings' of women
by Bukola Adebayo on September 18, 2019 at 7:43 pm
Port Harcourt, Nigeria (CNN) Three suspects, linked to a spate of killings targeting women in Nigeria's oil-rich Rivers State have been arrested, police said on Wednesday. A woman was rescued by police who arrested a man in the city on Wednesday after he ...
Britain 'will aim for freedom of movement deal with Australia'
by Kate Proctor on September 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Free movement between Australia and the UK would be explored by the government in “post-Brexit” business talks, Liz Truss, the international trade secretary, has announced. Yesterday, while on a trip to Australia, Truss told journalists in Canberra that ...
'A plea for democracy': Activists push US Congress to pass Hong Kong bill
on September 18, 2019 at 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON — Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the US Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be inappropriate US involvement in another ...
Paris Is Testing Electric 'Flying Taxis' On The Seine
on September 18, 2019 at 7:22 pm
Paris is once again testing so-called taxis volants – electric “flying taxis” that glide along the Seine without making sound, waves or pollution, reports the Associated Press. This is the third round of trials, following two other tests in June 2017 and May 2018.
Trudeau tries to head off Liberal-Green split during campaign stop in Fredericton
by Kathleen Harris on September 18, 2019 at 7:17 pm
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau made a campaign swing through New Brunswick on Wednesday, appealing to left-of-centre voters to stick with his party rather than defect to the Greens in next month's election. Trudeau made a policy announcement aimed at ...
India effectively bans e-cigarettes
on September 18, 2019 at 7:11 pm
India just became among the first countries to effectively ban vaping. On Wednesday, the country banned the sale, import, advertising and production of e-cigarettes. First-time offenders face up to a year in prison and $1,400 fine, while repeat offenders face ...
Former Netanyahu Ally Could Usher In His Downfall
by Dov Lieber on September 18, 2019 at 7:04 pm
TEL AVIV—The politician who emerged Tuesday as a possible kingmaker for Israel's next government was once an important ally of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Now he could bring about his political demise. Avigdor Lieberman, a ...
Trump names new national security advisor and orders new sanctions on Iran
on September 18, 2019 at 7:03 pm
President Trump named Robert O'Brien, the State Department's special envoy for hostage affairs, as his national security advisor Wednesday, thrusting the Los Angeles lawyer into the maelstrom of U.S. confrontations with Iran, North Korea, China and other ...
The New York Times is the latest news outlet to end its Spanish-language coverage
by Nicole Narea on September 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm
The New York Times announced Tuesday that it is shutting down its Spanish-language coverage — the third news organization to do so in recent months, following the demise of BuzzFeed News Mexico and HuffPost Mexico. All three Spanish-language news ...