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Current events of
August 14, 2019
Armed conflicts and attacks
Syrian Civil War
2019 Northwestern Syria offensive
Syrian Air Force
by rebel forces near the town of
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham
say they have captured the pilot.
(Al Masdar News)
Business and economy
Economy of Germany
Federal Statistical Office of Germany
gross domestic product
shrank by 0.1% in the second quarter.
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
, a U.S.-based organization that aims to keep educational materials broadly accessible, has asked the
to halt a planned merger between two large textbook companies,
, a merger it claims will cause students "irreparable harm".
Health and environment
regulators announce a ban on
, an organophosphate
used as a pesticide.
Los Angeles Times
electric pulse fishing
(AFP via Yahoo News}
Law and crime
August 2019 Philadelphia shooting
Six police officers are shot, sustaining non-life threatening injuries, by a gunman in
; a seventh officer is injured in a related automobile accident nearby.
Nisour Square massacre
In a third trial, Nicholas Slatten is sentenced to
life in prison
(AFP via VoA)
Politics and elections
Crisis in Venezuela
creates a new government ministry, the Ministry of Tourism and Foreign Trade.
Tarek William Saab
strips the parliamentary immunity of the opposition politicians Juan Pablo García,
and José Guerra.
A Norwegian delegation arrives in Venezuela to restart dialogues to end the
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