Hong Kongers rally against government on night of storms

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 10:49:09 -0400


Thousands of school teachers joined an 11th weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong on Saturday, as shops pulled down their shutters and braced for another restive summer night.



Charity ship says migrants' safety at risk, Italy to allow minors off

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 10:35:43 -0400


A charity that operates a rescue ship carrying 134 migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security, after the boat had spent more than two weeks waiting for...



Italy says six EU states will take in Open Arms migrants

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 10:19:49 -0400


Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that six EU countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants from a rescue ship that Italy had blocked from docking, resolving the latest stando...



Russian opposition activists picket for free elections

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 09:03:59 -0400


Russian opposition activists staged a string of pickets in central Moscow on Saturday to call for free elections and for charges against protesters detained at recent rallies to be dropped.



Court documents show U.S. seeks seizure of Iranian tanker violating sanctions

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 08:16:36 -0400


Newly released U.S. court documents show the United States issued a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian tanker that British Royal Marines had seized last month in Gibraltar, citing evidence that it...



Refinitiv data shows detained Grace 1 still at anchor

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 08:16:11 -0400


Refinitiv tracking data briefly showed the Iranian tanker at the center of a diplomatic dispute between Tehran and the West had changed its position status off Gibraltar on Saturday.


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