‘No to Nationalism’: Huge rallies in Germany before EU vote

‘No to Nationalism’: Huge rallies in Germany before EU vote

Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Germany to protest against right-wing populism and nationalism, days ahead of a crucial European Parliament vote. The demonstrations on Sunday were held under the banner "One Europe for Everyone: Your Voice Against Nationalism" in cities including Berlin, Cologne, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg. "I am here because I…
Al Jazeera suspends two journalists over Holocaust video

Al Jazeera suspends two journalists over Holocaust video

Al Jazeera Media Network announced mandatory bias and sensitivity training for staff [File: Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters] Al Jazeera Media Network has suspended two journalists over a video that downplayed the Holocaust. The Qatar-based network announced the disciplinary action in a statement on Sunday. The video, published on Al Jazeera's online Arabic news platform, AJ+, "contravened its…
Nadal beats Djokovic for 9th Italian Open title

Nadal beats Djokovic for 9th Italian Open title

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning against Novak Djokovic of Serbia [Filippo Monteforte/AFP] Rafael Nadal has won a record 34th ATP Masters 1000 title with a victory over Novak Djokovic in the Italian Open final. The Spaniard, who had shared the record of 33 Masters titles with the Serbian world number one, warmed up…
Sudan’s opposition insists on civilian-led transitional authority

Sudan’s opposition insists on civilian-led transitional authority

Sudanese protest leaders have said they will continue to push for a civilian-led transitional authority during talks with the military council on Sunday. The Alliance for Freedom and Change said it is determined that the country's new ruling body will be "led by a civilian as its chairman and with a limited military representation," it…
Exit polls show India’s Modi-led coalition likely to win majority

Exit polls show India’s Modi-led coalition likely to win majority

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling alliance led by right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to win a majority in parliament in the mammoth Indian general elections that ended on Sunday, most exit polls show. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is projected to win 287 seats in the 545-member lower house of parliament, called…
Key oil producers meet to discuss output amid Iran tension

Key oil producers meet to discuss output amid Iran tension

Major crude producers are set to meet on Sunday to discuss how to stabilise a volatile oil market amid rising US-Iran tensions in the Gulf, which threaten to disrupt supply. Key OPEC members and other major suppliers including Russia will assess the oil market and examine compliance to production cuts agreed late last year. But…
Boeing admits flaws in 737 MAX simulator software after crashes

Boeing admits flaws in 737 MAX simulator software after crashes

Boeing has acknowledged it had to correct flaws in its 737 MAX flight simulator software used to train pilots, after two deadly crashes involving the aircraft that killed 346 people within six months. The US-based aerospace company said its simulators were incapable of replicating certain flight conditions that contributed to the Ethiopian Airlines crash in…
India elections 2019: Final round of voting under way in 59 seats

India elections 2019: Final round of voting under way in 59 seats

Indians are voting in the seventh and final phase of national elections, wrapping up a six-week-long campaign season with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seeking re-election for another five years. Nearly a 100 million people are eligible to vote on Sunday in 59 constituencies across seven states - including the…
Presidential hopeful Joe Biden calls for unity in inaugural rally

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden calls for unity in inaugural rally

Former Vice President Joe Biden has officially launched his bid for the US presidency in a ceremony in his home state of Pennsylvania, embracing a message of unity that he said would ultimately help defeat President Donald Trump.   Speaking to a crowd in Philadelphia to kick off his 2020 campaign, the 76-year-old - who served as…
Eurovision under way in Israel despite pro-Palestinian protests

Eurovision under way in Israel despite pro-Palestinian protests

The Eurovision Song Contest finals got under way in Tel Aviv, as Israeli police threw a high-security cordon around the venue, amid pro-Palestinian protests urging fans to shun the event. Armed police stood at elevated positions around the Expo Tel Aviv complex on Saturday night, with patrol cars and police motorcyclists at junctions as fans passed through…

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