Category: World
World 13:40

Strike by German airport security staff causes travel chaos

A one-day strike by security staff at three German airports on Thursday is causing travel chaos for tens of thousands of travelers, AP reports. The ver.di union called on staff at airports in Duesseldorf, Cologne-Bonn and Stuttgart to walk off the job all day, leading to hundreds of flights being canceled. The...

World 10:40

Bosnian associated with the group “America” caught with 1.5 tons of cocaine

Police in Peru have confiscated 1.5 tons of cocaine and arrested members of a criminal group, Banja Luka-based Nezavisne Novine is reporting. Among those arrested is a citizen of Bosnia-Herzegovina who is considered to be one of the most important members of the gang, the daily said, citing South American...

World 10:09

Norwegian multi-millionaire’s wife being held for ransom

The wife of a Norwegian multi-millionaire missing for ten weeks is believed to have been kidnapped after a ransom was demanded today. Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, who is married to businessman Tom Hagen, disappeared on October 31 last year from her home in Lorenskog. A ransom demand for €9 million...

World 09:31

Europe’s snow chaos continues, with up to ten feet expected in Austria

Austria could face 10 feet of snow in the next few days as fierce winter weather continues to strike central Europe this week. Parts of Austria have already had more snow this month than they usually do in the whole of January, with more snow expected before the weekend. The tourist season in the Alps...

World 16:08

US Whistleblower on Vietnam wins Sweden’s Olof Palme Prize

American military analyst Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the US government’s secret war plans for Vietnam in 1971, is set to receive Sweden’s prestigious Olof Palme Prize. Ellsberg, born in 1931, is perhaps most known for releasing the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study which revealed...

World 15:39

California new governor’s two-year-old son steals spotlight at inauguration

California’s new governor enlisted help from an unlikely source for his inauguration speech on Monday. Democrat Gavin Newsom picked up his son mid-speech, in which he spoke against President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration policies and their affect on children. “All kids, not just...

World 13:13

Balkans Erdogan to visit Russia in near future — Kremlin

Preparations are underway for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Russia, which is expected to take place in the near future, but no dates have been set yet, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “We are making preparations for such a visit that will take place...

World 11:24

May defeated in parliament, MPs create new obstacle to no-deal Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government suffered a defeat in parliament on Tuesday when MPs who oppose leaving the European Union without an accord won a vote that created a new obstacle to a no-deal Brexit, Reuters reports. The 303 to 296 defeat means that the government needs explicit parliamentary...

World 10:58

UK Brexit vote set for January 15

British MPs will vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal on January 15, her office said Tuesday, amid growing speculation that London could seek to delay its looming departure from the European Union if the agreement is rejected. May confirmed the House of Commons will cast its judgment on...

World 10:32

Strong winter storm hits Europe, at least 12 people killed

Deadly winter weather blasted Europe for yet another day Tuesday, trapping hundreds of people in Alpine regions, whipping up high winds that caused flight delays and cancellations and raising the risks of more deadly avalanches in the mountains. At least 12 people have been killed in weather-related...

World 15:59

Denmark plans nine new islands to expand Copenhagen industrial district

Denmark backed a proposal on Monday to build nine new artificial islands to expand the industrial district of Copenhagen and attract investment, Reuters reports. The new islands would make up around a quarter of a development project the size of 420 soccer fields in total. Construction could begin in...

World 11:59

Suspect arrested over massive German politician data hack

Police arrested a 20-year-old suspect in central Hesse Sunday connected to the December data breach of hundreds of politicians. The BKA is slated to hold a press conference midday Tuesday to provide more details on the suspect and his arrest, the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) said in a statement...

World 10:54

Tiffany Trump ‘confirms’ her relationship with Nigerian-raised boyfriend

Tiffany Trump, daughter of United States President, Donald Trump, has “gone public” with her new boyfriend. As previously reported by NET, the US President’s daughter is in a whirlwind romance with Lebanese-Nigerian businessman Michael Boulos. who was vacationing in Mykonos, Greece in early 2018...

World 10:34

China: Man wounds 20 primary school children in Beijing attack

Chinese authorities say a man has injured 20 children, three of them seriously, in an apparent knife attack on a primary school classroom in Beijing, Independent reported. A male suspect was arrested at the scene and an investigation into what happened has begun, according to the government of Xicheng,...

World 09:42

Avalanche risk high in Alps, several dead in accidents

Authorities in southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland warned Monday that the risk for avalanches in the northern Alps remains high after several people died in weather-related incidents, AP reported. A 44-year-old man died in Wackersberg in Bavaria when he was hit by tree branches brought down by...

World 09:20

World Bank’s Kim abruptly resigns to join infrastructure firm

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim unexpectedly resigned on Monday, more than three years before his term ends in 2022, amid differences with the Trump administration over climate change and the need for more development resources, Reuters reports. Kim, appointed twice by former U.S. President Barack...

World 18:39

Treasure trove of hacked sensitive information about German politicians posted on Twitter

German “Bild” reports that hackers have obtained confidential personal information from a large number of German politicians, mainly members of Parliament from all political parties except the nationalist AfD. Some of this data was made public on Twitter and journalists have been going through...

World 14:44

German politicians’ data published online, Merkel unaffected

Personal data and documents from hundreds of German politicians and public figures have been published online, the government said on Friday, adding that no sensitive material from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office was released, Reuters reports. An Interior Ministry spokesman declined to confirm that...

World 12:19

European Central Bank announces discontinuation of €500 banknotes

The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced that as of the 27th January 2019, 17 of the current 19 members of the euro-zone will no longer issue or distribute the €500 denomination banknote. The ECB has confirmed that both the Austrian National Bank and the German Bundesbank will however continue...

World 11:10

China’s population shrinks despite two-child policy: experts

China’s population shrank last year for the first time in 70 years, experts said, warning of a “demographic crisis” that puts pressure on the country’s slowing economy. The world’s most populous nation of about 1.4 billion for decades limited most families to one child in an attempt to keep...

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