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Heineken optimistic on NAFTA revamp, opens new Mexico brewery

28 February 2018

MEXICO CITY − The world’s second largest brewer, Heineken, is optimistic that talks to revamp the NAFTA trade deal will be successful, its Americas division chief said on Tuesday after attending the opening of the firm’s seventh brewery in Mexico. The process of... Read More


Comcast challenges Murdoch and Disney with $31 billion offer for Sky

27 February 2018

LONDON − US cable giant Comcast offered to buy Sky for $31 billion in an unsolicited approach, taking on Rupert Murdoch’s Fox and Bob Iger’s Walt Disney in the battle for Europe’s biggest pay-TV group. The world’s biggest entertainment company, which owns NBC and... Read More


British police sift through rubble at scene of fatal blast

26 February 2018

LEICESTER – British police searched for survivors on Monday in the rubble of a shop and apartment destroyed by an explosion that killed at least four people in the city of Leicester on Sunday evening. CCTV footage posted on the local newspaper’s website showed the... Read More


Congo police kill protester in church-led march against Kabila

25 February 2018

KINSHASA − Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa shot dead an anti-government protester and wounded two others during church-led demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila on Sunday. Catholic and evangelical churchgoers across... Read More


South Korea brings curtain down on 'Peace Games'

25 February 2018

PYEONGCHANG − South Korea brought the curtain down on its “Peace Games” on Sunday, with winter sports athletes dancing and singing together at a vibrant closing ceremony, though there was little warmth between dignitaries from the United States and North Korea. Read More


Trump Panama hotel owner files suit against four staff

25 February 2018

PANAMA CITY − The owner of the Trump hotel in Panama City has filed a suit against four members of staff for “usurpation”, accusing them of refusing him entry to the building, his lawyer said late on Friday. Orestes Fintiklis, managing partner of Ithaca Capital Partners,... Read More


Florida students take on NRA, set eyes on midterm elections

24 February 2018

In the week since 17 of David Hogg’s classmates and teachers were gunned down in Florida, he and his fellow high schoolers have launched a movement that reshaped the gun control debate almost overnight and may influence the US midterm elections. Staring boldly into... Read More


US ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May

23 February 2018

WASHINGTON – The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of US policy and is bound to trouble US allies who have already objected. US President Donald Trump announced last December... Read More


NRA chief slams anti-gun 'elites' after Florida school massacre

22 February 2018

WASHINGTON –The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, saying Democratic elites are politicising the latest mass school shooting in the United States to try to erode constitutionally guaranteed gun rights. NRA chief... Read More


Man lobs grenade at US embassy in Montenegro, then blows himself up

22 February 2018

PODGORICA – An unidentified man threw an explosive device, probably a hand grenade, at the United States embassy building in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, around midnight before blowing himself up, the government said on Thursday. No casualties were reported... Read More


British construction industry faces EU worker exodus

22 February 2018

British construction sites are starting to see a labour shortage as Eastern Europeans, who have traditionally filled the bulk of on-site jobs, have stopped taking positions after Britain’s decision to leave the EU, recruiter Hays said. Chief Executive Alistair Cox... Read More


Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to presidents, dies at 99

21 February 2018

US evangelist Billy Graham, who counselled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years on the pulpit, died on Wednesday at the age of 99, a spokesman said. Graham died at 8 a.m.... Read More


Queen Elizabeth makes surprise appearance at London fashion catwalk

21 February 2018

LONDON – Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance in the front row at a fashion catwalk on Tuesday where she watched a show by emerging designer Richard Quinn. The 91-year-old monarch, dressed in a pale blue suit, sat next to Anna Wintour, editor in chief of American... Read More


South Africa's Ramaphosa to screen officials' lifestyles as he picks government

20 February 2018

CAPE TOWN – South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa, acting on a pledge to fight corruption, said on Tuesday he planned to screen the lifestyles of future government officials as he mulled the make-up of a new cabinet. Ramaphosa, who was sworn in on Thursday... Read More


With medicine running out, Venezuelans with transplants live in fear

20 February 2018

CARACAS – Yasmira Castano felt she had a fresh chance at life when she received a kidney transplant almost two decades ago. The young Venezuelan was able to finish high school and went on to work as a manicurist. But late last year, Castano, now 40, was unable to... Read More


Iran finds wreckage of crashed plane on top of mountain

20 February 2018

LONDON – Iran has located a passenger plane that crashed with 65 people on board, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, two days after it disappeared from radar over mountainous terrain, increasing Iranians’ fears about the country’s aging fleet of aircraft. The... Read More


Students plan protests, Washington march, to demand gun control after mass shooting

19 February 2018

PARKLAND, Florida – Stunned by the deadliest high school shooting in US history, students mobilised across the country on Sunday to organise rallies and a national walkout in support of stronger gun laws, challenging politicians they say have failed to protect them.... Read More


New British party inspired by Macron seeks to overturn Brexit

19 February 2018

LONDON - A new British party inspired by French President Emmanuel Macron’s movement launched a campaign on Monday to thwart Brexit by convincing MPs to block any EU withdrawal deal Prime Minister Theresa May can strike. With just over 13 months left until Britain... Read More


World leaders join new drive to beat NCDs in the Caribbean

19 February 2018

GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a new high-level commission, comprising heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs in helping to beat non-communicable diseases in the Caribbean and other places. WHO... Read More


Nigerian cinema fans celebrate Black Panther release

18 February 2018

LAGOS – Film fans, actors and comic enthusiasts in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos have been flocking to screenings of Marvel superhero movie Black Panther which opened in Africa’s most populous country this week. The Walt Disney Co movie, which features a predominantly... Read More


US charges Russians with 2016 US election tampering to boost Trump

17 February 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 US presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously... Read More




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