Category: World
World 26.05.19 | 12:55

Europe chooses between the status quo and a new deal

European elections are set to end today, with the results of the vote to elect the new European Parliament expected in the evening. So far, some of the surprising results have included the rise of the social-democrats in the Netherlands, as the party that was nearly wiped out in the last general elections...

World 24.05.19 | 11:53

Theresa May says she will resign on June 7th after her Brexit policy failed

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced she is stepping down on June 7th, after her failure to deliver a Brexit deal with the European Union. I’ve done my best. I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal … sadly I have not been able to do so. It is and will always...

World 23.05.19 | 22:49

Polar bear population in the Arctic growing

Russian scientists came to the conclusion that the polar bears’ population in the Arctic is growing, the Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution’s Director Vyacheslav Rozhnov told reporters, TASS reports. “We see that it [the population] is not only stable, it even grows,” he said....

World 23.05.19 | 16:53

UK says it warned 16 NATO allies of Russian hacking activities

Russia has been engaged in a systematic and malicious “global campaign” of cyber warfare targeting critical national infrastructure with Britain providing help to allied states to counter the threat, the foreign secretary is due to say in a keynote speech, Independent reports. The UK’s National...

World 23.05.19 | 10:26

Struggle between the right wing and the establishment as Europe votes

European elections begin today, with 751 seats in the European Parliament up for grabs. Voting takes places over three days, with 427 million people eligible to vote. Elections take place in time of political upheaval, with the establishment parties of the center right and especially the center left...

World 22.05.19 | 23:27

Facebook is experimenting with robots to push its AI research forward

Facebook is certainly a high-tech company, but it’s not one you would necessarily associate with robots. However, as the firm revealed today, that’s exactly where its researchers are looking next — trying to see how experiments in robotics can further its work in AI. This isn’t uncommon for...

World 21.05.19 | 09:45

Austrian government collapses, all FPÖ ministers resign

Austria’s far-right interior minister, Herbert Kickl, has been fired in the wake of the “Ibiza” corruption scandal that has engulfed the Freedom party (FPÖ), leading to the complete collapse of the country’s governing coalition, Guardian reports. In response to the sacking, the remaining Freedom...

World 20.05.19 | 16:14

Trump vows to deny Iran nuclear weapons amid growing conflict threat

US President Donald Trump vowed Sunday to deny Tehran nuclear weapons just hours after threatening it would “be the official end of Iran” when the country’s Revolutionary Guard said it was not afraid of war. “I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons,” Trump told Fox News. “I don’t...

World 20.05.19 | 11:53

Google suspends Huawei from Android services

Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the...

World 19.05.19 | 18:03

Bomb goes off near Egypt’s new museum at Giza Pyramids

A bomb went off Sunday when a bus carrying foreign tourists was passing near the Grand Egyptian Museum in the vicinity of the Giza Pyramids, injuring an unspecified number of people, a security source said. “The explosive device had been planted next to the museum wall,” the source told dpa on condition...

World 19.05.19 | 11:01

Eurovision 2019: Iceland unveil Palestinian flag in front of Israeli audience

Controversy erupted on Eurovision as Iceland’s punk rock band Hatari raised scarves showing Palestinian flags as their vote total was announced during the finals of the competition. A chorus of boos rang out from the crowd when the saw the Palestine flag, prompting the broadcaster quickly to switch...

World 18.05.19 | 21:13

Austria’s Sebastian Kurz calls for snap elections after corruption scandal

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced at on Saturday that the country would have fresh elections in the wake of a major scandal involving nowformer-Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, DW reported. Kurz praised the fact that his Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) had been able to see...

World 17.05.19 | 11:44

F-16 fighter crashes into California warehouse, pilot ejects

An F-16 fighter jet crashed Thursday into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in California, sending a dozen people to hospitals for evaluation after they were exposed to debris, authorities said, AP reports. The pilot ejected and parachuted to safety, said Maj. Perry Covington, the base’s...

World 16.05.19 | 10:49

Austria bans Muslim headscarf in primary schools

Austria’s parliament has passed a law intended to ban Muslim girls from wearing the headscarf in primary schools, a measure that is likely to be challenged as discriminatory in the constitutional court, DW reported. The bill passed with the support of the governing center-right People’s...

World 15.05.19 | 19:01

Police bust major fake olive oil ring in Italy, Germany

Experts from Europol’s Intellectual Property Crime Coordinated Coalition – IPC3 supported the Italian NAS Carabinieri and the Tribunal of Darmstadt in Germany, in the arrest of 20 individuals and the seizure of 150 000 litres of fake olive oil. The criminals, who raked in up to € 8 million...

World 15.05.19 | 18:27

Inside the largest airport in the world

With an area of 76.5 square kilometers and a price above 10.5 billion euros, 35 kilometers to the north of Istanbul is located the world’s largest airport. For comparison, the airport is three and a half times bigger than that of Frankfurt. The airport contains six separate runways, has capacity...

World 15.05.19 | 11:14

US orders non-essential personnel from Iraq to leave the country as tensions rise with Iran

Tje State Department ordered all non-essential American diplomatic personnel in Iraq to leave the country immediately. The order comes as the US sent aircraft carriers toward Iran and have escalated rhetoric between the two countries. This, coupled with a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Europe...

World 14.05.19 | 12:12

Hungary – US ties strengthened

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said he and US President Donald Trump strengthened their two countries’ strategic ties in a number of areas in their meeting at the White House on Monday. Speaking to public media, Orbán noted that he last visited the White House 18 years ago. I felt the...

World 14.05.19 | 09:59

We don’t need Schnitzel regulations, Austria’s Kurz blasts EU ‘madness’

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has savaged the European Union’s “regulatory madness,” and called for the scrapping of 1,000 regulations. The center-right leader’s broadside comes ahead of pivotal EU parliament elections, RT reported. “People demand answers from the EU on major issues such...

World 13.05.19 | 22:45

Trump welcomes Orban: Global political issues in the focus of the meeting

US President Donald Trump welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to the White House. Meeting with reporters, Trump said that Orban did a lot for Hungary, keeping the country safe. The US president announced they will discuss NATO, and trade. Orban thanked Trump for the invitation and added that...

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