Category: World
World 23:45

At least one killed in Illinois shooting, multiple injured

At least one person has been killed in a shooting in Aurora, Illinois after a gunman opened fire at a manufacturing plant on Friday, city and law enforcement officials said. The city of Aurora said in a Tweet the suspect had been apprehended 40 minutes after police responded to the “active shooter”...

World 18:35

Early elections set in Spain for April 28

Spain will have early parliamentary elections on April 28, Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Friday, days after the rejection of his government’s budget proposal sparked a legislative crisis. “Spain doesn’t have a minute to lose. Spain has to move ahead,” he said. The...

World 22:13

Trump expected to declare a state of emergency and order the army to build a wall on the border with Mexico

US President Donald Trump is expected to declare a state of national emergency, which would allow him to order the army to begin construction of a wall on the southern border with Mexico, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced. His decision comes after the Congress could not agree to give the...

World 11:34

Sex and blood in Australia’s Parliament

Australian police are investigating a brawl between a senator and a top aide that left blood on the walls of the Australian parliament. Police and parliamentary authorities are looking into a Tuesday (Feb 14) night altercation between 70-year-old Senator Brian Burston and a staffer for populist Senator...

World 22:05

After 15 years, NASA ends Opportunity Mars rover mission

NASA on Wednesday declared that its Opportunity rover, one of its missions to explore Mars, is officially over. NASA hasn’t been able to contact Opportunity since June of last year and declared the mission dead after making a final attempt on Tuesday, the space agency said in a statement The mission...

World 12:43

US national debt hits 22 trillion dollars, new record

The national debt of the United States hit a new record on Tuesday, according to data from the Treasury, reaching a whopping 22 trillion dollars. US President Donald Trump’s tax cuts, which passed through a Republican-led Congress in December 2017, notably increased the debt. However, the debt has...

World 00:01

Soros: The EU could collapse in the same way the Soviet Union did

Billionaire investor and liberal political activist George Soros has issued a call for Europe to “please wake up” and recognize “the magnitude of the threat” it faces from what he said were its enemies, both internal and external. Europe “is sleepwalking into oblivion,”...

World 22:27

Washington Post: Macedonia is officially renamed North Macedonia

Tonight, after the government ‘s press release stating that the Prespa Treaty today is officially entering into force and the country is officially called the Republic of North Macedonia, the websites of the Government and Parliament immediately updated the changes with the new name. US “Washington...

World 17:52

May wants more time to negotiate ‘backstop’ with EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to ask lawmakers on Tuesday to allow her more time to negotiate the “backstop” protocol with the EU regarding the Irish border. “The talks are at a crucial stage,” May said ahead of her planned statement to parliament. “We now all need to hold...

World 17:36

Anti-communist guerrilla who became Afghan president dies aged 93

Afghanistan’s first president following the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the country and the collapse in 1992 of Kabul’s pro-communist government, Sibghatullah Mujadidi, has died. He was 93, AP reports. The white-turbaned and soft-spoken Mujadidi was a mentor to former President Hamid Karzai,...

World 16:29

Paris to sue Airbnb over ‘illegal ads’

The city of Paris is suing Airbnb for €12.5m (£11m) over 1,000 adverts for what it says are illegal rentals, BBC reported. Homeowners in the city can rent out their properties for only 120 days per year. They must register themselves as a business and display their registration number on any advertising. Under...

World 14:43

Madrid: Trial of 12 Catalan independence leaders begins

The trial of Catalan separatist leaders began in Madrid on Tuesday, with 12 politicians charged with the attempted declaration of independence from Spain in 2017. Catalan independence supporters protested in front of the court with signs declaring the 12 to be political prisoners. Spanish nationalist...

World 14:40

Prince Philip, 97, gives up driving licence

The Duke of Edinburgh is to voluntarily give up his driving licence, Buckingham Palace has said, BBC reported. It comes after the 97-year-old duke apologised over a car crash near the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, in which his Land Rover Freelander landed on its side after a collision with a Kia. Two...

World 14:26

Lagarde warns global economic storm is looming

The International Monetary Fund yesterday warned governments to gear up for a possible economic storm as growth undershoots expectations. “The bottom line — we see an economy that is growing more slowly than we had anticipated,” IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told the World Government...

World 09:36

Hungarian PM announces new loan, tax measures to boost birth rate

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced on Sunday a raft of new tax and loan benefits for families as part of efforts by his government to increase the birth rate while holding a hard line against immigration. Orban, one of the most outspoken critics of mass immigration to Europe from the Middle...

World 17:54

French Yellow Vests protester loses hand after hit by a police grenade

A Yellow Vest protester lost his hand in a stun grenade incident in Paris, when French police used projectiles to try to disperse a protest. AFP reports that the fighting broke out near the French National Assembly building, when protesters tried to push their way past the barricades, and burnt down...

World 17:49

Macedonian citizen killed in a mass shisha bar fight in Austria

A Macedonian citizen was beaten to death in a shisha bar fight in the Austrian town of Regau on Friday. The incident happened after midnight and included two groups of foreign citizens who used knives and other weapons. The 29 year old Macedonian citizen suffered stab wounds and died in hospital. Four...

World 15:21

Poland’s former prime minister Olszewski dies at 88

Poland’s former prime minister Jan Olszewski died in a Warsaw military hospital late on Thursday, state television reported on Twitter, Reuters reports. Olszewski, 88, was the third premier after the collapse of communism in 1989 and served as head of the government for six months from December 1991...

World 14:59

Measles cases soar to decade high in Europe with 72 deaths

Measles cases soared last year in Europe as gaps in vaccinations at a local level left the virus an open door to kill 72 children and adults, the World Health Organization said. More than 82,000 people in the European region — an area stretching from Russia to Iceland and south to Malta —...

World 11:21

Brazil dam disaster: ‘I was in my truck as the mudslide hit’

When the Brumadinho dam collapsed, a huge mudslide headed straight for Elias Nunes’ truck, BBC reported. Elias Nunes gives a first-hand account of how he and his colleague survived the Brumadinho dam’s collapse.

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