International Sports

Bianca Andreescu hailed as ‘old soul’ in abrupt victory over Serena Williams

19-year-old Canadian tennis star shows poise and grace during difficult moment Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu celebrates with the Rogers Cup trophy as Serena Williams looks on after retiring from the final with injury. (Evan Mitsui/CBC) Imagine that moment for Bianca Andreescu. There was the rising Canadian tennis star, 19-years-old, entering Centre Court at the Aviva […]

African News International

Facebook, together with Africa Check, expands its local language coverage as part of its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme

Facebook’s fact-checking programme relies on feedback from the Facebook community, as one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 14, 2019/ — Facebook (www.facebook.com), today with Africa Check announced that it has added new local language support for several African languages as part of […]

Health & Wellness International

Helping young people take charge of their bodies, their lives, our world

UNFPA is launching “My Body, My Life, My World,” a strategy that aims to help empower young people to make their own choices and determine their own futuresNEW YORK, United States of America, August 13, 2019/ — Every year on 12 August, leaders around the world commemorate International Youth Day. On this day, powerful figures […]

African News Ghana International

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), Ghanaian Armed Forces Joint Press Conference

Joint press conference following the opening ceremony for Africa Endeavor Monday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. (L) at Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana,STUTTGART, Germany, August 13, 2019/ — U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and the Ghanaian Armed Forces (GAF) will conduct a joint press conference following the opening ceremony for Africa Endeavor Monday, Aug. 19 at […]

© Evan Vucci/AP President Trump and first lady Melania Trump speak to first responders Wednesday as they visit the El Paso Regional Communications Center after meeting with people affected by the El Paso mass shooting,. President Trump has repeatedly told lawmakers and aides in private conversations that he is open to endorsing extensive background checks in the wake of two mass shootings, prompting a warning from the National Rifle Association and concerns among White House aides, according to lawmakers and administration officials.
International

Trump’s openness to extensive background checks for gun buys draws warning from NRA

Trump, speaking to reporters Wednesday before visiting Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, where weekend shootings left 31 dead, said there “was great appetite for background checks” amid an outcry over government inaction in the face of repeated mass shootings. Trump’s previous declarations of support for tougher gun controls, including after the deadly Parkland, Fla., shooting […]

Barack Obama tried unsuccessfully to tighten gun controls in the US
International News

Obama urges Americans to reject leaders who stoke hatred

Former US President Barack Obama has called on Americans to reject language from any of their leaders that feeds hatred or normalises racism. Mr Obama did not name anyone but his rare comments came after President Donald Trump sought to deflect criticism that his anti-immigrant rhetoric had fuelled violence. In a speech on Monday, Mr […]

White Helmets/social media via REUTERS | A motorbike burns after an airstrike in this screen grab taken from a social media video said to be taken in Idlib, Syria, on July 16.
International

UN warns ‘worst humanitarian disaster’ of the century is unfolding in Syria’s Idlib

U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock told the Security Council on Tuesday that shelling by Syrian and Russian forces in Idlib province risks creating the worst humanitarian disaster of the 21st century, with 440,000 already displaced. The U.N. humanitarian chief urged the Security Council on Tuesday to take action to end the “bloody onslaught” in Syria’s […]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is greeted by U.S. President Donald Trump as he arrives to the White House in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada International

Trudeau welcoming Raptors, but Trump uncertain for White House visit

WASHINGTON — While plans are underway for the Toronto Raptors to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a White House visit for the NBA champions is uncertain. Asked by a reporter after a meeting with Trudeau if he’ll extend an invitation to the first NBA championship team from outside the United States, U.S. President Donald Trump […]