British Commonwealth

17 January 2019 British Commonwealth News


Trump weighs dramatic tightening of US embargo on Cuba
Trump weighs dramatic tightening of US embargo on Cuba

New Zealand Herald (World), 20:40, 17 January 2019 Thursday

HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing what could become the most serious tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in more than two...

DeVos suffered broken pelvis, hip socket in cycling accident
DeVos suffered broken pelvis, hip socket in cycling accident

New Zealand Herald (World), 20:45, 17 January 2019 Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is recovering from a broken pelvis and hip socket that she suffered in a recent cycling...

US shutdown threatens to delay major Puerto Rico debt case
US shutdown threatens to delay major Puerto Rico debt case

New Zealand Herald (World), 20:50, 17 January 2019 Thursday

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The federal government shutdown could delay the outcome of a major debt restructuring case in Puerto Rico, leaving...

Ex-CBS CEO Les Moonves to challenge severance denial
Ex-CBS CEO Les Moonves to challenge severance denial

New Zealand Herald (World), 20:55, 17 January 2019 Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) — Former CBS CEO Les Moonves is fighting the company's decision to deny his $120 million severance package following his firing over...

Chiefs aim to end 49-year Super Bowl drought Sunday vs Pats
Chiefs aim to end 49-year Super Bowl drought Sunday vs Pats

New Zealand Herald (Sport), 20:20, 17 January 2019 Thursday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The even-keeled executive with the crisp suit and winning smile stood inside the mostly empty Kansas City Chiefs locker...

Brazil's Bolsonaro makes stumbling start as president
Brazil's Bolsonaro makes stumbling start as president

New Zealand Herald (World), 20:35, 17 January 2019 Thursday

SAO PAULO (AP) — A few days after being inaugurated, new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced a tax increase, only to have his...

Police: Arizona officer kills teen boy carrying airsoft gun
Police: Arizona officer kills teen boy carrying airsoft gun

New Zealand Herald (World), 20:35, 17 January 2019 Thursday

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb say a burglary suspect shot to death by an officer who believed he was armed was a 14-year-old boy...

Governor's budget plan spotlights divided Kansas government
Governor's budget plan spotlights divided Kansas government

New Zealand Herald (World), 20:35, 17 January 2019 Thursday

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly outlined a proposed budget Thursday that commits Kansas to higher spending on public schools and an...

Britain's Prince Philip, queen's husband, in car accident
Britain's Prince Philip, queen's husband, in car accident

New Zealand Herald (World), 20:00, 17 January 2019 Thursday

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says the 97-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, has been in a car accident but wasn't...

Attorney: New racist threats at GM plant where nooses found
Attorney: New racist threats at GM plant where nooses found

New Zealand Herald (World), 20:10, 17 January 2019 Thursday

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for workers suing General Motors says employees are still facing racial harassment after nooses and racist graffiti...

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before
Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

New Zealand Herald (World), 20:10, 17 January 2019 Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don't worry.For the past 290 million years, large...

WADA: Lab data retrieved and being moved out of Moscow
WADA: Lab data retrieved and being moved out of Moscow

New Zealand Herald (Sport), 20:10, 17 January 2019 Thursday

MOSCOW (AP) — Experts from the World Anti-Doping Agency have finished retrieving data from the Moscow lab that could lead to sanctions against...

Pritzker signs bill allowing Illinois to license gun dealers
Pritzker signs bill allowing Illinois to license gun dealers

New Zealand Herald (World), 20:10, 17 January 2019 Thursday

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker authorized state regulation of firearms dealers Thursday in a reversal of his predecessor's policy and...

Court stays eviction of Connecticut herbalist's widower
Court stays eviction of Connecticut herbalist's widower

New Zealand Herald (World), 20:15, 17 January 2019 Thursday

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An appeals court has temporarily stopped the eviction of the widower of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons from her...

Scientists: Saturn spent billions of years without its rings
Scientists: Saturn spent billions of years without its rings

New Zealand Herald (World), 20:15, 17 January 2019 Thursday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A new study suggests Saturn flew solo for billions of years — almost its entire existence — before getting its stunning...

'It was bad' - witness speaks out about State Highway 5 crash
'It was bad' - witness speaks out about State Highway 5 crash

New Zealand Herald (National), 19:30, 17 January 2019 Thursday

For Wendy Nathan, driving a road she's driven countless times turned into a life-changing event on Wednesday.Travelling behind the truck involved...

The Latest: WHO confirms internal misconduct probe underway
The Latest: WHO confirms internal misconduct probe underway

New Zealand Herald (World), 19:40, 17 January 2019 Thursday

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on misconduct allegations at the World Health Organization (all times local):6:15 p.m.The World Health Organization has...

Gaza zoo owner blames winter storm for lion cub deaths
Gaza zoo owner blames winter storm for lion cub deaths

New Zealand Herald (World), 19:40, 17 January 2019 Thursday

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The owner of a dilapidated Gaza zoo is blaming stormy weather for the death of four lion cubs.Fathi Jumaa said...

Netflix has no plans to cut 'Bird Box' scene despite outcry
Netflix has no plans to cut 'Bird Box' scene despite outcry

New Zealand Herald (World), 19:45, 17 January 2019 Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix's post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box" is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster but the...

The Latest: Officials ID likely attacker in Colombia bombing
The Latest: Officials ID likely attacker in Colombia bombing

New Zealand Herald (World), 19:50, 17 January 2019 Thursday

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the car bombing at a police academy in Colombia (all times local):1:40 p.m.Colombian authorities said they...

Watch: Lime scooter rider suffers serious injuries in truck crash
Watch: Lime scooter rider suffers serious injuries in truck crash

New Zealand Herald (Video), 19:17, 17 January 2019 Thursday

Lime scooter rider suffers serious injuries in crash with truck in Dunedin.

'Planned' heist: Truck carrying five jet skis stolen from freight company
'Planned' heist: Truck carrying five jet skis stolen from freight company

New Zealand Herald (National), 19:35, 17 January 2019 Thursday

A "planned" heist of five brand new jet skis sitting on a Hawke's Bay freight company's truck has left the owner fearing for her business's...

Spanish-language reporter facing deportation denied bond
Spanish-language reporter facing deportation denied bond

New Zealand Herald (World), 19:20, 17 January 2019 Thursday

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Lawyers for a Spanish-language reporter facing deportation say he has been denied release from detention.The Southern Poverty...

CDC sees possible link between opioids and birth defect
CDC sees possible link between opioids and birth defect

New Zealand Herald (World), 19:30, 17 January 2019 Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a horrific birth defect.Babies born with the...