Wednesday, August 23, 2017

U.S. State Dept's science envoy resigns over Trump's Charlottesville response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One of the U.S. State Department's science envoys publicly resigned on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of defections over President Donald Trump's response to a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Boat sinks carrying 70 passengers in Brazil, at least 7 dead

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) – A passenger boat carrying about 70 people sank in the northern Brazilian state of Pará, with at least seven people confirmed dead, authorities said on Wednesday.

France's Macron says 'posted worker' rules betray EU spirit

SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday decried European rules allowing firms in low-wage countries to post workers elsewhere as a "betrayal" of the European spirit, seeking to overcome eastern European resistance to curbing the practice.

Evacuation from Tai O village as streets turned to rivers after Typhoon Hato hits Hong Kong

Residents desperately try to stop water entering homes as floods reach waist height

Kenyan lawmakers oppose 'beggars' move to cut their salaries

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya's newly elected legislators, who can earn as much as $10,000 a month in salary and perks, will oppose cuts by the wage-setting body that will turn them into "beggars", a parliamentary service commission member said on Wednesday.

BNSC man sues Guan Eng for defamation

GEORGE TOWN: Barisan Nasional Strategic Communications (BNSC) deputy director Datuk Eric See-To has filed a defamation suit against Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Philippine leader tells police to kill only if necessary in war on drugs

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday backed police on the front lines of a war on drugs that he said would not cease, but warned officers their duty was to arrest suspects and kill only if their lives were in danger.