Monday, September 16, 2019

MixedTimes - Simon Kent

Japan Fears Beer Shortage Ahead of Rugby World Cup Kick Off

Japan Fears Beer Shortage Ahead of Rugby World Cup Kick Off

Hundreds of thousands of rugby fans heading to Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup which kicks off Saturday have been warned to brace for their worst possible nightmare; a beer shortage in the host nation.

Ex-Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Dead at 95

Ex-Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Dead at 95

Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe died Friday at the age of 95. His successor Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa confirmed the death on Twitter and offered his condolences.

Ex-Zimbabwe Dictator Robert Mugabe Dead at 95

Ex-Zimbabwe Dictator Robert Mugabe Dead at 95

Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe died Friday at the age of 95. His successor Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa confirmed the death on Twitter and offered his condolences.

Report: Iran Oil Tanker Pursued by U.S. Is 'Bound for Syria'

Report: Iran Oil Tanker Pursued by U.S. Is 'Bound for Syria'

An Iranian oil tanker blacklisted by the U.S. Treasury is steaming slowly near the coast of Syria. The ship-tracking website MarineTraffic.com reveals the Adrian Darya 1slowed to a near-stop on Sunday some 50 nautical miles off Syria.

Trump Invites Australian PM Scott Morrison to White House State Dinner

Trump Invites Australian PM Scott Morrison to White House State Dinner

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed Saturday he has been invited by U.S. President Donald Trump to an official state dinner at the White House.It is the first such invitation to an Australian prime minister since George Bush hosted John Howard in 2006.

U.S. Push for Germany to Send Ground Troops to Syria

U.S. Push for Germany to Send Ground Troops to Syria

Germany has been asked by the U.S. to step up and join the battle against Islamic State terrorists in Syria, as Washington looks to NATO allies to share the load in the fight against terror.

'A Great Day for the World': Trump-Kim Meet in Diplomatic Breakthrough

'A Great Day for the World': Trump-Kim Meet in Diplomatic Breakthrough

President Donald Trump shook hands with North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone on Sunday, making Trump the first American leader to step into the isolated Communist country in what he called "a great day for the world.

Turkey Warns U.S.: You Cannot Drop Us from F-35 Program

Turkey Warns U.S.: You Cannot Drop Us from F-35 Program

The United States was warned Friday it cannot unilaterally drop NATO ally Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program as the partnership agreement specifically forbids it, Turkey’s head of Defense Industries Directorate said.

Iran to Break Nuclear Deal Uranium Stockpile Limit

Iran to Break Nuclear Deal Uranium Stockpile Limit

The Iranian atomic agency confirmed Monday the country will soon exceed the limit for its uranium stockpiles set out in the failed Obama-negotiated JCPOA nuclear accord.

New York Times Ends Political Cartoons After Antisemitism Scandals

New York Times Ends Political Cartoons After Antisemitism Scandals

The international edition of the New York Times will no longer feature editorial cartoons. The move to self-censorship follows the uproar sparked by publication of a widely denounced antisemitic caricature of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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