(BBC News) Staff at three of the biggest carmakers in the U.S. have gone on strike in an unprecedented, co-ordinated action.
More than 10,000 workers are participating in the walkout, which targets plants owned by General Motors (GM), Ford, and Stellantis.
The firms and the United Auto Workers union (UAW) are fighting over terms of new labour agreements.
The work stoppage threatens to trigger higher car prices and major disruption for the motor industry giants.
As the current...
(Al Jazeera Media Network) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected Russia’s hypersonic ‘Kinzhal’ missiles as well as strategic, nuclear-capable bombers in the latest stop on his tour of Russian space, military, and other technological facilities in the country’s Far East, according to Russian-language news media reports.
Oleg Kozhemyako, the governor of Russia’s Primorsky region, announced Kim’s arrival in the city of Artyom, about 40 km northeast of Vladivostok on Saturday.
Kozhemyako released a video showing a...
(Al Jazeera Media Network) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has rebuffed the idea of stepping down amid slumping poll numbers and the rise of the country’s opposition Conservatives.
During a news conference on Wednesday afternoon, when asked whether he would resign as his party’s leader, Trudeau told reporters he had more work to do.
“The next elections are two years away. I’m continuing to do my job. There’s a lot of important work to do, to deliver for...
(Al Jazeera Media Network) Officials in eastern Libya say more than 5,000 people have died in devastating floods caused by Storm Daniel.
Aid agencies have so far provided lower estimates but warn the number of victims could sharply rise as thousands remain unaccounted.
The deputy mayor of Derna, Ahmed Madroud, said that “at least 20 percent of the city has been destroyed.”
He explained by phone that the reason behind the devastation was related to the weak...
(BBC News) The U.S. House of Representatives will open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, its most senior Republican has said.
Kevin McCarthy said the inquiry would focus on "allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption" into Biden.
Republicans have been investigating the president since they took control of the House in January.
The hearings have found no concrete evidence of misconduct by Biden.
They have, however, shed more light on business dealings by the...
(Al Jazeera Media Network) Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said that Russian leader Vladimir Putin will not be arrested in Brazil if he attends the Group of 20 meeting in Rio de Janeiro next year.
Lula, speaking to the Firstpost news show at the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Delhi on Saturday, said Putin would be invited to next year’s event.
He added that he himself planned to attend a BRICS bloc...
(BBC News) The G20 summit in India has agreed on a joint declaration, including a statement on the war in Ukraine.
On the first of their two-day meeting, G20 leaders denounced the use of force for territorial gain but stopped short of directly criticizing Russia.
The Ukrainian government said the statement was "nothing to be proud of."
The summit in Delhi discussed a number of global issues, including climate change and the debt burden of developing countries.
(Al Jazeera Media Network) The earthquake’s epicentre was the Ighil area, a mountainous rural commune home to small farming villages in the al-Haouz province near the ski resort of Oukaimeden in the Atlas Mountains.
Lanchen Haddad, a Moroccan senator and former minister, told Al Jazeera the area was “not known for being active in terms of earthquakes.”
The epicentre, he said, was near some “very difficult terrain” and is home to the Tizi-n-Test, a small pass...
(Al Jazeera Media Network) A top White House official has said North Korea would pay “a price” if it sells weapons to Russia for its war in Ukraine, after Washington warned that Pyongyang was in talks with Moscow about a potential arms deal.
U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday that the United States believes the negotiations between North Korea and Russia are “actively advancing.”
“Providing weapons to Russia for use on the battlefield to...
(BBC News) The Proud Boys' former leader has been jailed for 22 years for orchestrating the U.S. Capitol riot, the longest sentence so far for a ringleader of the raid on the seat of American democracy.
Enrique Tarrio was convicted of seditious conspiracy, a U.S. Civil War-era charge, and other counts in May.
Tarrio, 39, was not in Washington during the riot, but helped organize the far-right group's involvement.
More than 1,100 people have been arrested on...