Category: World
World 13:26

Angela Merkel’s CDU receives the most large donations in 2018

The parties in Germany’s parliament received some €2.1 million in large donations in 2018. But one was favored more than any other, particularly by industry, DW reported. Germany’s co-governing Christian Democrats (CDU) profited the most of any political parties from large donations in...

World 11:14

Chaos in London: 39 people arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after Hammersmith stabbing

Thirty nine people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed and left with life-threatening injuries in west London, Huffington Post reported. Police were called to Fulham Palace Road in Hammersmith at 1am on Monday where they found the victim, believed to be in his...

World 10:55

Putin takes to the ice on Red Square for festive hockey game

Russian President Vladimir Putin took to the ice on Moscow’s iconic Red Square on Saturday for a traditional festive game with fellow government officials and former NHL stars, RT reported. Putin took part in the ‘Night League’ game in the heart of the Russian capital alongside others including...

World 10:06

Three dead, 79 missing in Russia apartment block explosion

At least three people are dead and dozens missing after an explosion in an apartment building in southern Russia, state media reported cited by CNN. Six people had been pulled out of the rubble as of 9:50 a.m. local time in Magnitogorsk, an industrial city in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region near the border...

World 09:36

Milan to plant 3 million trees by 2030 to fight climate change and improve air quality

Milan, in Northern Italy, wants to change its colors and go green by planting 3 million trees by 2030. Italy’s fashion capital has been colored shades of grey due in part to its beautiful neoclassical stone buildings and also to the not so wanted grey polluted sky. The ambitious plan to plant 30...

World 15:32

Australia swelters in extreme weather as one town breaks heat record

Australians will be cranking up the pedestal fans, as extreme heatwave conditions sear across most of the country. Temperatures have soared above average across much of the continent, peaking at 49.1°C (120.38°F) in the town of Marble Bar in Western Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology...

World 15:06

5 monks assaulted at Vienna church

Five monks were assaulted at a Vienna church on Thursday by two people, at least one of whom apparently demanded money and valuables, police said. Police said the assault happened at about 1:30 p.m. at a complex in the city’s Floridsdorf district. No church service was underway when the assailants...

World 10:15

Three charged with planning terror attack in Sweden

Sweden’s prosecution authority said on Thursday it had charged three men with planning a terror attack in Sweden, warning the plot could have caused serious damage had it not been prevented. The three are suspected of “obtaining and storing large amounts of chemicals and other equipment with...

World 09:11

Winter storm cancels US flights; injures airline passenger, crew member

A blizzard that has already cancelled or delayed thousands of airline flights and injured a passenger and crew member on a commercial jet over the Dallas area could dump nearly a foot more snow in some states, forecasters said on Thursday, Reuters reports. Parts of the U.S. Midwest and Southeast were...

World 15:58

German FM: UN Security Council ‘no longer up to date,’ needs reform

Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has called for the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to be expanded in line with modern times, as his country prepares to join the top international body as a temporary member on Jan. 1. The council, which was founded more than 70 years ago, is “no...

World 15:40

Elite swimmer, 16, ‘stabbed to death by boyfriend moments after dumping him’

A 16-year-old Russian swimming champion was brutally stabbed to death by her boyfriend moments after dumping him, police say. Silver medalist Safia Askarova, 16, died after allegedly telling her partner she wanted to concentrate on her high-flying sporting career in a quest for Olympic glory. Jilted...

World 12:32

Afghanistan postpones next year’s presidential election

Afghanistan’s presidential election, initially scheduled for April, will be postponed for several months to allow time to fix technical problems that surfaced during October’s parliamentary elections, officials said Wednesday. More time is needed to verify voter lists and train staff on a biometric...

World 11:24

Macedonian nationals caught smuggling perfumes in Turin, Italy

Italian police in Turin arrested two Macedonian nationals who were preparing to sell over 2,000 boxes of fake perfumes, Italian media reported. After the seizure, the police showed reporters the perfumes placed in a police warehouse. The fake perfumes were discovered downtown Turin, in two cars “Fiat...

World 10:55

Trump declares end to US ‘policeman’ role in surprise Iraq visit

President Donald Trump used a lightning visit to Iraq – his first with US troops in a conflict zone since being elected – to defend withdrawing from Syria and to declare an end to America’s role as the global “policeman,” AFP reports. Trump landed at 7.16pm local time at Al-Asad Air Base in...

World 14:53

Koreas inaugurate rail, road project, but sanctions delay construction

The two Koreas held a ceremony on Wednesday for a project to reconnect rail and road links, although construction cannot begin while sanctions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs remain in place, officials said, Reuters reports. The two sides agreed in October to inaugurate work on reconnecting...

World 13:29

Thailand approves medicinal cannabis

Thailand’s parliament has voted to approve cannabis for medical use, with a key lawmaker calling it a “New Year’s gift” to the Thai people. Recreational use will remain illegal. Marijuana was used in Thailand as a traditional medicine, until it was banned in the 1930s. South East...

World 13:23

India inaugurates its longest road-rail bridge

India on Tuesday opened its longest rail-road bridge in a poor northeastern state as part of efforts to boost defenses on its sensitive border with China, AFP reports. Prime Minister Narendra Modi drove an inaugural cavalcade along the 4.9 kilometre long Bogibeel bridge over the Brahmaputra river to...

World 12:14

8-year-old migrant child from Guatemala dies in U.S. custody

An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in United States custody early Christmas Day, the second death of a child in detention at the southwest border in less than three weeks, raising questions about the ability of federal agents running the crowded migrant border facilities to care for those who fall...

World 09:46

French soldier faints during La Marseillaise after Macron speech

A soldier standing less than a meter away from Emmanuel Macron fainted as a group onstage sang the French anthem “La Marseillaise” after the president’s speech for the troops stationed in Chad, RT reported. The scene was captured by a live feed on Macron’s official Twitter account that broadcast...

World 09:28

More than 1.6m sign petition to sue France over climate

More than 1.6 million people have signed an online petition to take the French state to court for not doing enough to fight climate change, The Associated Press reports. Greenpeace, Oxfam and two French environmental groups launched the petition last week. Their signature drive received exceptional support...

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