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January 24, 2019

Brits fume as Russian company sells ‘humorous’ game modeled on UK nerve agent attack

Sergey Gordienko/iStock(MOSCOW) -- A Russian company has designed a board game inspired by a nerve agent attack that targeted a former Russian spy in the British city of Salisbury last spring. The game is titled "Our Guys in Salisbury" and a photo of its box cover shows a path-way of colored squares tracking across Europe. Players are meant to guide their counters along the route, which takes in cities believed to have been visited by the suspected assassins. The game's finish line is Salis..
January 24, 2019

90 horses found dead in Australian Outback during massive heat wave

LOSHADENOK/iStock(LONDON) -- Ninety wild horses have been found dead in the Australian Outback in the latest sign the nation is struggling to cope with this week’s record breaking heat wave. A team of Aboriginal Rangers made the discovery at Santa Teresa, Central Australia, near a dried up waterhole, the local authority Central Land Council said in a statement. The authorities also announced they had made the decision to cull a further 50 horses in the area after the discovery of the carcasses, ..
January 24, 2019

Trump and Venezuela’s Maduro set for showdown

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump and Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro have set themselves up for a showdown. After Trump recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the interim president on Wednesday, Maduro said he was severing diplomatic ties with the U.S. and ordering all American diplomats out of the country within 72 hours. But Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that would not happen: "The regime of former president Nicolás Maduro is ille..
January 24, 2019

US welcomes court certification of Congo’s new president after disputed election

shaadjutt/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The United States has welcomed a proclamation by the Democratic Republic of the Congo's top court that opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi is the country's new president, following a heavily disputed election win. "The United States welcomes the Congolese Constitutional Court's certification of Felix Tshisekedi as the next President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo," Robert Palladino, a U.S. Department of State spokesperson, said in a statemen..