Italy to join China’s Belt and Road  initiative despite US objections

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:58:58 +0000

Italy to join China’s Belt and Road initiative despite US objections, Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte

MILAN – Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has pledged to make Italy the first Group of Seven nation to join China’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative despite objections from the United States and doubts within the governing coalition.

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US-backed force says it’s in control of IS Syria encampment

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:33:11 +0000

US-backed force says it's in control of IS Syria encampment

U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State (IS) group announced Tuesday they have taken control over an encampment in Baghouz.

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More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2019 22:41:10 +0000

More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a situation similar to hundreds of people in neighboring Nebraska who have been displaced by the late-winter flood.

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New Zealand’s history of gun ownership could be upended

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2019 02:47:07 +0000

New Zealand's history of gun ownership could be upended

There are an estimated 1.5 million firearms in New Zealand — roughly one for every three citizens. While that rate pales in comparison to the United States and more than a dozen other countries, it’s an eye-popping amount for a country that rarely encounters gun violence.

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US grounds Boeing 737 MAX amid growing safety concerns

Credit to Author: cbibe| Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:38:42 +0000

US grounds Boeing 737 MAX amid growing safety concerns

The ban on the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft became worldwide on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump grounded the aircraft.

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UN chief heads to Washington to plug peacekeeping budget hole

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 06:16:30 +0000

UN chief heads to Washington to plug peacekeeping budget hole

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres heads to Washington on Wednesday for talks on the UN peacekeeping budget.

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US says ‘no basis’ to ground Boeing 737 MAX jets after crash

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 05:27:06 +0000

US says 'no basis' to ground Boeing 737 MAX jets after crash

The United States said Tuesday there is no basis to ground Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, after a recent deadly crash involving the model occured.

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