Former first lady Torres takes lead in Guatemala election

Published On: June 17, 2019 11:18 AM NPT By: Reuters

GUATEMALA CITY, June 17: Center-left candidate Sandra Torres took an early lead in Guatemala’s presidential election on Sunday but was well short of an outright majority and will likely face a major test from a conservative challenger in a run-off.

JERUSALEM, June 16: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday to admit criminal wrongdoing over the misuse of state funds to order catered meals, in a plea bargain carrying no jail time.

Census says more than 60% of US men are fathers

Published On: June 16, 2019 07:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

FLORIDA, June 16: Fathers in the U.S. tend to be better educated than men without children, and relatively few men have children over age 40.

LONDON, June 16: U.S. President Donald Trump once again criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday, saying he is a “disaster” and will “only get worse” after three people were slain in the city in less than 20 hours.

HONG KONG, June 16: Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents, mostly clad in black, jammed the city’s streets Sunday in a vehement show of opposition to proposed legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony.

NEW DELHI, June 16: India’s recent national election delivered a historic victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party, but also exposed the influence of money, power and questionable morality on the world’s largest democracy.

JOHANNESBURG, June 16: One of Africa’s largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger than Switzerland where thousands of the animals have been slaughtered in recent years.

U.N. chief calls on EU to raise 2030 climate goal to 55%

Published On: June 16, 2019 12:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

BRUSSELS, June 16: U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the European Union to aim for a 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, far more than the bloc’s current target for a 40% reduction.

NEW DELHI, June 16: India will impose higher retaliatory tariffs on 28 U.S. products including almonds, apples and walnuts from Sunday, following Washington’s withdrawal of key trade privileges for New Delhi.

HONG KONG, June 16: Tens of thousands are expected to take to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday to demand the city’s leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill following the most violent protests in decades.