Colombia announces withdrawal from South American bloc conceived to counter US

The Colombian president has said a letter has been sent to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) announcing his country’s withdrawal, meaning Bogota will officially cut loose from the bloc in six months. Newly sworn-in Colombian President Ivan Duque announced on Monday that his country has started a formal withdrawal process stipulated by the […]

Germans favor withdrawal of US troops, not paying more for US ‘protection’ – poll

Almost every second German favors the withdrawal of US forces based there, according to a poll taken prior to the NATO summit, at which Donald Trump accused Berlin of relying on Washington’s protection and not contributing enough. Some 42 percent of Germans are ready to see 35,000 US troops return home, a new YouGov poll, […]

Serena Williams QUITS French Open: Reason for shock Sharapova match withdrawal revealed

The 23-time Grand Slam champion was set to take to the court to face arch rival Maria Sharapova on Philippe Chatrier today. But the American was struggling with injury and she dramatically pulled out less than an hour before the match was due to start. A press conference was immediately called where Williams revealed all […]

Trump’s Syria withdrawal plan: Arab occupational force – and Arabs will pay for it

Washington reportedly wants Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar to replace the US in terms of troop deployments and funding in “stabilizing northeastern Syria,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The US currently has two major points of military presence on the ground in Syria: one on the border with Jordan in the south and […]

‘Syria gases own people just as Trump mulls withdrawal?’ Journalists question Douma ‘chem attack’

Not everybody is buying into reports of a chemical attack by Syria’s government in Douma, with online critics saying the claims conveniently coincide with Donald Trump’s plans to leave Syria and the withdrawal of Ghouta militants. Anti-government activists, including the notorious White Helmets civil defense group, on Saturday blamed the Syrian authorities of using chemical […]

Newborns with opioid withdrawal do better cared for by mom, versus stay in intensive care

With the opioid crisis leading to a rising number of babies suffering withdrawal symptoms from exposure to the drugs while in the womb, the Canadian Paediatric Society is issuing recommendations to doctors and hospitals on how to better care for these vulnerable newborns and their mothers.

Israel quits UNESCO over ‘attacks’ months after US withdrawal

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 06:32 Edited time: 23 Dec, 2017 06:48 Following in the footsteps of the US, Israel announced its exit from UNESCO, citing the it’s “attacks” on the Jewish state. The move comes after 128 UN members voted to reject the US’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The decision was based […]

FDA approves an electrical device to help ease opioid withdrawal

Amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, doctors are looking for ways to help people wean themselves off of the drugs, but withdrawal symptoms are a major hurdle. Innovative Health Solutions says its NSS-2 Bridge is a “percutaneous nerve field stimulator (PNFS) device system” that sends electrical pulses to certain cranial nerves, treating symptoms including sweating, […]

Tech companies file briefs supporting challenges to DACA withdrawal

Major tech companies are still voicing their support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that protects undocumented immigrants that came to the US when they were children. President Trump decided to end DACA protections in September and while tech companies spoke out in support of DACA prior to and following that decision, […]