North Korea leader Kim supervised missile tests

06 March 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test launches of four missiles by an army unit commissioned with attacking US military bases in Japan, the country's official news agency reported on Tuesday, stepping up threats against Washington as its troops conduct... Read More


Trump signs new travel ban order, Iraq left off

06 March 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed a revised executive order for a United States travel ban on Monday, leaving Iraq off the list of targeted countries, after his controversial first attempt was blocked in the courts, senior administration officials said. ... Read More


Clapper says Obama did not order wiretap on Trump

06 March 2017

WASHINGTON – The former top U.S. intelligence official rejected President Donald Trump’s accusation that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped him even as the White House on Sunday urged Congress to investigate Trump’s allegation. The New York Times reported... Read More


Pope: Carry and read Bible like a mobile phone

05 March 2017

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Sunday called on people to carry and read the bible with as much dedication as they do their mobile phones. Speaking to pilgrims in a rain-soaked St Peter’s Square, the 80-year-old pope asked: “What would happen if we treated the Bible... Read More


110 dead in two days

05 March 2017

days from famine and diarrhoea resulting from a drought, the prime minister said on Saturday, as the area braces itself for widespread shortages of food. In February, United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said the drought in Somalia could lead to up to 270 000... Read More


Separatist leader arrested after two-week standoff

04 March 2017

KINSHASA – Police in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Friday they had arrested the leader of a separatist Christian cult in the capital Kinshasa following a two-week standoff in which least six of his supporters were killed. Ne Muanda Nsemi, a Member of Parliament... Read More


Germany's Merkel to visit Washington March 14

03 March 2017

GERMAN CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel will travel to Washington on March 14 to meet President Donald Trump, their first encounter after a rocky start to relations amid disagreements about trade, Trump’s travel ban and his comments about the media. A US official announced... Read More


Make Americans gets visas for Europe

03 March 2017

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT called on the European Union (EU) executive on Thursday to force Americans to apply for visas before visiting Europe this summer, stepping up pressure to resolve a long-running transatlantic dispute on the issue. The European Commission stressed... Read More


Sessions will not take part in Russia probe

02 March 2017

WASHINGTON – United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday he would stay out of any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election but maintained he did nothing wrong by failing to disclose he met last year with Russia’s ambassador.... Read More


Suspend visa-free EU travel for US citizens, lawmakers say

02 March 2017

UNITED STATES CITIZENS should be denied visa-free access to the European Union before summer because Washington does not allow some EU nationals to enter there without visa, EU lawmakers said in a vote on Thursday. The European Parliament vote is set to put pressure... Read More


Brexit suffers parliamentary hitch

02 March 2017

LONDON – Britain’s upper parliamentary house dealt a defeat to Theresa May’s government on Wednesday, voting for a change to her Brexit plan that says she can only trigger divorce talks if she promises to protect European Union (EU) citizens’ rights. The defeat is... Read More


In speech, Trump tries to turn from divisive to deal-maker

01 March 2017

WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump showed a different side in his first address to Congress. This Trump was part deal-maker, part salesman, asking for unity and trying to repackage his populist message in more palatable terms. He was less combative,... Read More


Disruption in Amazon's cloud service ripples through internet 

28 February 2017

SAN FRANCISCO -- Some web surfers on Tuesday experienced glitches on media outlets and other sites whose data is hosted by Inc's popular cloud business, which Amazon said suffered a technical disruption. The technology company's simple storage service,... Read More


South Korea suggests North's suspension from UN over airport killing

28 February 2017

GENEVA/KUALA LUMPUR – South Korea called for "collective measures" to punish North Korea for using chemical weapons to kill the estranged half-brother of its leader Kim Jong Un, as Malaysia said on Tuesday it would charge two women with murder over the airport attack.... Read More


Paying tourists heading to space next year

28 February 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL – SpaceX plans to launch two paying passengers on a tourist trip around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for NASA astronauts and a heavy-lift rocket yet to be flown, the launch company announced on Monday. The launch of the first... Read More


Trump seeks 'historic' increase of 9 per cent in US military's budget

27 February 2017

President Donald Trump is seeking what he called a "historic" nine per cent increase in military spending, even as the United States has wound down major wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and remains the world's strongest military power. Trump will ask Congress to boost... Read More


Britons face surge in motor insurance premiums after rule change

27 February 2017

LONDON – Britons will have to pay much more for motor insurance after the government announced new rules on Monday that will push up lump sum payments for personal injury claims. The industry's trade body described the change as "crazy" as it would lead insurers... Read More


Driver charged after injuring 28 at Mardi Gras

26 February 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A 25-year-old man accused of ploughing a pickup truck into a crowd of spectators at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans was arrested and charged with injuring 28 people in a crash that brought chaos to the city’s signature celebration, authorities said... Read More


Democrats elect Perez to lead party

26 February 2017

ATLANTA – United States Democrats elected former Labour Secretary Tom Perez as chairman on Saturday, choosing a veteran of the Obama administration to lead the daunting task of rebuilding the party and heading the opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. ... Read More


Not all mosquito repellents work

25 February 2017

PAY ATTENTION TO THE ingredients of bug sprays and other repellents, because they’re not equally effective at warding off mosquitoes that carry diseases like Zika virus, researchers say. Products with DEET or oil of lemon eucalyptus, which contains an ingredient... Read More


Corruption charges threaten relationship

25 February 2017

LUANDA – Angola said on Friday that Portugal’s decision to charge its Vice President Manuel Vicente with corruption and money laundering was a “serious attack” that threatened relations between the two states. A foreign affairs ministry statement said Angola “considers... Read More




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