Category: World
World 11:52

Swedish Social Democrat leader Lofven confirmed as PM, challenges ahead

Sweden’s parliament voted on Friday to give Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven a second term in office, ending more than four months of deadlock after an inconclusive election, Reuters reports. Lofven agreed an historic deal with the Centre, Liberal and Green parties last week, bringing together...

World 11:47

US backs NATO ‘100%’ but allies must ‘step up’, says Trump

President Donald Trump said Thursday the United States is fully committed to NATO but repeated his insistence that other members pay more for their own security, AFP reports. “We will be with NATO 100 percent, but as I told the countries, you have to step up and you have to pay,” Trump said in a...

World 11:11

EU states breaching rule of law could lose funds: Parliament

European Union countries that undermine the bloc’s democratic principles could lose EU funds, under a draft law backed by the European Parliament on Thursday, AFP reports. The bill is seen as a new tool to fight threats to the independence of the courts and corruption in countries like Poland, Hungary...

World 15:43

Kremlin spokesman reveals Putin’s words make blood run cold

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has confessed he is happy to be working with Vladimir Putin for over ten years and made a bombshell revelation about the Russian president. Speaking with a Russian media outlet, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has refused to respond to a question if Vladimir Putin resorts...

World 14:19

El Chapo ‘paid $100m bribe to former Mexican president Peña Nieto’

Former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto accepted a $100m (£77m) bribe from drug cartel kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, a witness has testified. Alex Cifuentes, who says he was a close associate of Guzmán for years, told a New York City courtroom that he had told authorities of...

World 13:03

Three injured as fire breaks out on roof of Lyon university after ‘gas bottle explosion’

A university in the French city of Lyon was evacuated on Thursday morning when a large fire broke out on the roof after a reported gas bottle explosion, leaving three people with minor injuries, Euronews reports. Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University confirmed the incident on Twitter shortly after 9.30 a.m.,...

World 11:35

Five deaths blamed on storms that dump snow, rain on California

At least five people have died in severe rain and snowstorms that blanketed parts of California with at least five feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains this week, besides triggering flooding and mudslides, officials said, Reuters reports. Forecasters expect the bitter weather to push eastwards...

World 11:13

American killed in Kenya attack was 9/11 survivor

The American man who was among the 21 people killed in an attack on a luxury hotel complex in the Kenyan capital Nairobi was a consultant who survived the 9/11 attacks, and specialized in emerging economies. Authorities did not formally name Jason Spindler as one of the victims, but his mother Sarah...

World 10:03

Bomb hits historic Naples pizzeria

A bomb was let off Tuesday night outside the historic Sorbillo pizzeria in the heart of the southern Italian city, five years after the premises were torched. “It’s an attack on rebirth and legality,” said owner Gino Sorbillo. There was no damage to people or property other than scorching...

World 09:36

US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand enters 2020 presidential race

US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders Tuesday, telling television host Stephen Colbert that she’s launching an exploratory committee, AP reports. “It’s an important first step, and it’s one I am taking because I am going to run,” the...

World 21:11

May survives vote of no confidence

Shortly after the disastrous defeat for the negotiated deal with the EU, British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a vote of no confidence with 325 votes to 306. Rebel Tory MPs and the DUP – who 24 hours ago rejected the PM’s Brexit plan – voted to keep her in Downing Street. Labour...

World 16:09

Nairobi hotel siege over as attackers eliminated

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said a siege by suspected militants in Nairobi is over and all the attackers have been “eliminated,” the BBC reported. Gunmen attacked the compound in the Westlands district of Kenya’s capital on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people. Officials originally announced...

World 14:19

UK government faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin, AP reported. May is battling to save her job after staking her political reputation on a last-ditch effort to win support for the divorce agreement she negotiated...

World 13:08

Austria’s Kurz ready for more talks with UK to stop disorderly Brexit

Austria would support granting Britain more time for negotiations to avoid it crashing out of the European Union with no exit deal, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday, though he stressed the current deal could not be renegotiated, Reuters reports. The UK parliament resoundingly rejected Prime...

World 12:20

Trump discussed pulling U.S. from NATO, aides say amid new concerns over Russia

There are few things that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia desires more than the weakening of NATO, the military alliance among the United States, Europe and Canada that has deterred Soviet and Russian aggression for 70 years, The New York Times writes. Last year, President Trump suggested a move...

World 11:23

Grushko: The name of Macedonia is within the competence of the UN Security Council

Moscow is not meddling in internal affairs of Athens in the situation around the name for Macedonia, but it will continue voicing its opinion on the issue as it is within the competence of the UN Security Council, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said on Tuesday in comments on accusations, TASS...

World 10:05

EU expresses horror at Brexit vote, refuses to reopen deal

The European Union said it was horrified by the massive scale of the U.K. Parliament defeat of the Brexit deal agreed with Prime Minister Theresa May but said there was no option to renegotiate. Diplomats said they were stunned by the extent of the loss. As they tried on Tuesday night to plot the EU...

World 23:12

UK parliament rejects Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes – the largest defeat for a sitting government in history. MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU on 29 March. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has now...

World 21:39

May’s Brexit deal overwhelmingly rejected in Parliament

British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a drubbing in the Parliament vote to approve her exit deal with the European Union. Only 202 members of the House of Commons voted in favor of the deal, and 432 were against. In her response, May called on the opposition to call for a vote of confidence in...

World 16:07

Scientist eaten alive by crocodile at Indonesian laboratory

A scientist has been eaten by a 16-foot crocodile after she reportedly slipped and fell into the giant predator’s enclosure. Deasy Tuwo, 44, is thought to have died on Friday while attempting to feed the animal at the CV Yosiki Laboratory in the village of Ranowangko on Indonesia’s North Sulawesi...

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