Libya's flood-devastated port city of Derna will host an international conference next month to aid reconstruction efforts, authorities in the east of the divided country said Friday."The government invites the international community to participate in the conference planned for October 10 in Derna to present modern, rapid projects for the reconstruction of the city," the eastern administration said in a statement.
Gang leaders who ruled a prison in Venezuela that was stormed by more than 11,000 soldiers and police had fled the country a week before the operation, a prisoners' rights group said Friday. The prison gang leaders, known as "pranes," had negotiated with authorities to leave the facility and "had left the country a week ago," said the Venezuelan Prison Observatory (OVV), a group that follows developments in the country's notoriously dangerous detention centers.
With the production of plastic on the rise worldwide and creating ever more pollution, the UN environment chief warned that humanity cannot just recycle its way out of the mess, and she called for a total rethink about the way we use plastics.But as we look at it now, plastic uses is increasing," Andersen told AFP. "So what is clear is that we cannot recycle our way out of this mess."
Many social media users thought the controversial congresswoman really whiffed it with her latest insult towards the president.
An international force for violence-plagued Haiti came closer to reality Friday after months of fruitless efforts, with the United States saying up to a dozen countries had offered support and pledged its own logistical assistance.But the United States has offered logistical support including through air transport, intelligence, housing and medical support.
Global stock markets diverged Friday as investors contemplated central bank signals that interest rates will remain high to combat stubborn inflation.While the US central bank kept interest rates unchanged, Fed officials signaled they could hike interest rates again in 2023.
The Democratic senator and his wife were indicted after allegedly accepting bribes from an Egyptian American businessman.
The New Jersey senator "has rightly decided" to temporarily give up the committee gavel amid corruption charges, said Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
An armed group engaged in peace negotiations with the Colombian government on Friday announced an immediate cessation of all "offensive actions" after two car bombs in as many days killed two people and injured several others.The EMC announcement came just hours after a car bomb exploded outside a police station, injuring five civilians, in Jamundi in the Valle del Cauca department where rebels are fighting soldiers engaged in a clampdown on drug trafficking.
For a little under $150, you can now directly sponsor marine conservation across one square kilometer of the Pacific Ocean, through a novel scheme announced this week by the tiny island of Niue.Under the new plan, companies, philanthropies and individuals can pay 250 New Zealand dollars (US $149) to protect and manage one or more square kilometers of water, called Ocean Conservation Commitments (OCCs).
Former President Donald Trump, the leading Republican seeking to unseat Biden, is also courting autoworkers with a rally in Detroit.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on India Friday to cooperate with Canada and ensure "accountability" over the killing of a Sikh separatist, after Ottawa accused New Delhi of involvement.Trudeau on Thursday called on India to cooperate on the investigation.
Ukraine claimed responsibility for a missile attack that struck the headquarters of Moscow's Black Sea fleet in annexed Crimea Friday, sparking a huge fire and leaving at least one Russian serviceman missing."The historic headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet were damaged," it said, claiming air defence had shot down five missiles.
Party leaders “absolutely” should push the New Jersey senator out of office over his corruption charges, said Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota.
Democrats warned that widespread use of AI to evaluate critical consumer decisions from credit to housing is “dangerous for both our financial system and our entire economy.”
Up to a dozen countries have offered support to an international mission in violence-plagued Haiti, the United States said Friday, as it offered new logistical help to push forward the force.But the United States has offered logistical support including through air transport, intelligence, housing and medical support.
The far-right congresswoman was seemingly unaware that the Constitution only allows declarations of war against actual nations.
King Charles III on Friday enjoyed a warm welcome from cheering crowds, a glass of organic wine and even an encounter with llamas as he wrapped up a state visit to France with a stop in the southwestern city of Bordeaux focused on the environment.- 'So proud' - His last stop before heading home was a visit to the Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte vineyard, which has become a model of sustainable practices, where he sampled the local wine and even met the llamas kept in the vineyard.
Rupert Murdoch announced Thursday he will step down as chairman of his global media empire, a conservative behemoth that shaped politics across continents, and hand control over to his son Lachlan.Under the terms of the Murdoch family trust that controls the media empire, Lachlan and James, along with sisters Elisabeth and Prudence, will have an equal vote on the business after the death of Rupert Murdoch.
"Whenever [Trump] accuses somebody else of doing something, it's almost guaranteed he's doing it himself or he's already done it,” Clinton said on MSNBC.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met Friday with close ally Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on a visit to Canada, the third leg in a tour aimed at bolstering international support for his country's struggle to repulse a brutal Russian invasion.Canada is home to the world's second largest Ukrainian diaspora and Zelensky, visiting parliament, expressed thanks for the backing given to Kyiv since Russian troops poured over the Ukrainian borders in February 2022.