Thursday, 22 June 2017

World

06/22/2017 - 00:36

Australia has said it will resume its military air operations over Syria.

A temporary suspension was declared on Tuesday after Russia warned it would treat aircraft from the US-led coalition as potential targets.

That warning came after the US shot down a Syrian military plane.

06/22/2017 - 00:35

Authorities are treating the stabbing of a police officer at an airport in Michigan as an act of terrorism.

The suspect, Amor Ftouhi, 50, shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest" in Arabic) before knifing the officer in the back and neck, said officials.

06/18/2017 - 21:19

North Korea has accused the US authorities of "literally mugging" its diplomats at a New York airport.

A spokesman for the secretive state said its officials had been "robbed" of a diplomatic package at John F Kennedy Airport on Friday.

06/18/2017 - 21:09

Leading researchers have condemned attempts to change the way carbon from trees will be counted in Europe.

The scientists fear that millions of tonnes of CO2 from forests will disappear from the books if the changes go ahead.

Trees are important carbon sinks as they soak up about 10% of Europe's emissions every year.

06/15/2017 - 00:22

President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, US media reports say.

They say senior intelligence officials will be interviewed on whether Mr Trump tried to end an inquiry into his sacked national security adviser, and about the firing of FBI chief James Comey.

06/15/2017 - 00:20

The US Federal Reserve has raised its key interest rate by 0.25%, the second increase this year.

The central bank voted to raise its key rate target to a range of 1% to 1.25%.

That's the highest level since 2008, when policymakers cut rates to encourage borrowing and spending after the financial crisis.

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