Category: World
World 13:12

Orban: Fidesz may leave the EPP

The Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has said his ruling nationalist Fidesz party may drop out of the centre-right European People’s party (EPP) amid a row over his government’s anti-Brussels media campaign. One of the reasons why Fidesz has faced opposition from its erstwhile partners relates...

World 09:42

Orban: Only if they do not force islamisation on us, Europe can continue to live

The Hungarian Prime Minister stated that the breakup of the European Union was not excluded if one part forces pro-immigration policies on the other. Quoted on the Hungarian government’s website, Orban said he could see a danger of fragmentation within the European Union. If we are left alone and...

World 13:01

Archeologists find hidden tunnels below Alcatraz prison

Archaeologists confirmed a long-time suspicion of historians and say that famed Alcatraz prison was built over a Civil War-era military fortification, AP reports. Researchers found a series of buildings and tunnels under the prison yard of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, which once held Al Capone, SFGate...

World 21:03

Orban refuses to back down in face of EPP ultimatum

Hungary said that he will not back down before the ultimatum issued by the European People’s Party and its candidate for European Commission President Manfred Weber. Immigration is at the root of this debate w/in EPP. We listen to other opinions, including Weber’s. But more important than party...

World 20:13

EPP pushing the Hungarian Fidesz party out with a list of impossible demands

The latest, pre-European election round of pressure exerted on the Hungarian conservative Fidesz party is pushing it out of the European People’s Party. EPP demands that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban accepts three requests which are unacceptable to the sovereignist leader. These include...

World 12:13

London police: Suspicious packages contained small explosive devices

Three packages found at two airport offices and a railway station office in London on Tuesday appeared to contain “small improvised explosive devices” capable of igniting a small fire if opened, police say. Counter-terrorism officers are “treating the incidents as a linked series and keeping an...

World 10:26

Number of billionaires has decreased by 55 people

US President Donald Trump moved up 51 spots on Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s billionaires, the magazine said Tuesday, noting that he only moved up because the fortunes of others declined. The estimated size of the president’s fortune, 3.1 billion dollars, remained the same, Forbes said...

World 10:40

Forbes: Bezos – richest man, Bettencourt Meyers – richest woman in the world

The founder and CEO of online retailer Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos retained for the second year in a row a leading position in the annual ranking of the richest people in the world compiled by Forbes magazine with an eye-popping $131 billion fortune, Trend reports. That’s $19 billion more than a...

World 10:20

EU lawmakers vote to nix daylight saving changes in 2021

A proposal to abolish seasonal time change across the European Union advanced Monday as a panel of EU lawmakers voted to enact the change in 2021. Under a measure approved by the European Parliament’s transport committee, EU member states would scrap the practice of adjusting clocks twice a year and...

World 22:17

Twelve parties ask that Orban’s Fidesz is expelled from the EPP

Twelve parties – members of the European People’s Party – initiated a procedure to expel the Hungarian Fidesz party from the pan-European conservative group. EPP party leader Joseph Daul announced that the proposal will be reviewed on March 20th. Some EPP leaders have been turning against...

World 11:52

Death toll rises to 22 from Alabama tornadoes

The death toll from tornadoes which ripped through the centre of the south-eastern US state of Alabama has risen to 22, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones told media late Sunday. The tornadoes have also left more than 50 people requiring treatment at East Alabama Medical Center, the Opelika-Auburn News (OAN)...

World 18:36

Those in the EPP seeking my party’s ouster are useful idiots

Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán called those in the European People’s Party seeking his party’s ouster from the group “useful idiots”. Viktor Orban’s comments to Germany’s Welt newspaper Sunday come after calls within the center-right European People’s Party for...

World 09:51

Somalia: Death toll after al-Shabab attack in Mogadishu rises

A gun battle continue to rage in Mogadishu on Friday between Somali soldiers and al-Shabab fighters, who carried out a daring raid and suicide attack the previous night that left at least 29 people dead, Aljazeera reported. Heavy gunfire was heard across the Somali capital through the night on Thursday...

World 17:27

India-Pakistan crisis disrupts international flights

Global airlines are rerouting and cancelling flights after fighter-jet combat between India and Pakistan prompted airspace closures and airport shutdowns, disrupting crucial routes for commercial planes. Singapore Airlines cancelled a Frankfurt-Singapore flight. Westbound trips to London and Frankfurt...

World 09:52

Trump’s ex lawyer calls the President “a racist and a conman”

President Trump’s long time lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen testified before the Congress on Wednesday, describing his former boss as a racist and a conman and said he’s ashamed he ever worked for him. I did the same thing that you’re doing now for 10 years. I protected Mr. Trump for...

World 13:28

Italian Prime Minister explains Theresa May how to play pool

Footage has emerged of Theresa May playing pool with Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte. “I’ll have a lot of support but I’ll be hopeless,” she says as he hands her a cue. “You’ll have to show me how.” Mr Conte briefly explains to the prime minister how to play. Gavin Barwell, her...

World 15:49

Vietnamese barber offers free Trump and Kim haircuts to mark second summit

A barber in Vietnam is offering free haircuts in the style of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in honour of the second summit between the two leaders next week, Euronews reported. “I was doing this for fun only but was surprised at how people have responded,”...

World 17:01

Guardian: Brexit could be delayed until 2021

Brexit could be delayed until 2021 under plans being explored by the EU’s most senior officials, at a time of growing exasperation over Theresa May’s handling of the talks, the Guardian can reveal. A lengthy extension of the negotiating period is gaining traction as the EU’s default position should...

World 11:37

At least four killed in stand off over humanitarian aid shipment to Venezuela

At least four people were killed and 285 injured in a confrontation on the border between Venezuela and Colombia, as a shipment of US provided humanitarian aid set on fire. The Venezuelan military closed the border, fearing that the humanitarian aid will be used to support self-declared interim President...

World 20:17

Orban demands answers from Juncker about the EU migration plans

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban demands answers from Brussels on their future migration plans and accused Brussels of being extremely short-sighted in its overall strategic outlook. It is not possible to go into a campaign like we’re in the end of the 19th century at the time of Franz Joseph...

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