Category Archives: World News

Eric Trump suggests his father ‘tunes out’ criticism as it can lead to depression, suicide

One of US President Donald Trump’s sons has suggested his father “tunes out” criticism as it would lead to depression and suicidal thoughts. During an interview on The Joe Pags Show, Eric Trump said “politics is the nastiest business I’ve ever seen”. “It’s the media, the mainstream media, who does not want him to succeed. It’s government who… Read More »

Russia security agency uncovers IS attack plot, detains 2

Russia’s top domestic security said Thursday it has detained two suspects from ex-Soviet Central Asia accused of plotting attacks on civilians in Moscow on behalf of the Islamic State group. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, said the suspects were preparing to launch the attacks on Friday, the beginning of the school year in Russia. The agency said… Read More »

UK police charge man under terror laws over Buckingham Palace incident

British police said on Thursday they had charged a 26-year-old man under terrorism laws after an incident outside Buckingham Palace that left three police officers injured last week. The Metropolitan police charged Mohiussunnath Choudhury under the Terrorism Act of 2006 for preparing to commit an act or acts of terrorism after he was held near the queen’s official residence in… Read More »

Who killed Benazir Bhutto? The theories behind the assassination

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court declared former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a fugitive in ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s murder trial Thursday, nearly 10 years after the iconic political figure was gunned down in the streets of Rawalpindi. The court dismissed charges against five alleged Taliban militants accused of being involved in the killing, while two police officers were found guilty… Read More »

Plume from flooded Texas chemical plant incredibly dangerous, warns FEMA

The plume of fumes from a flooded Texas chemical plant is “incredibly dangerous,” the head of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said on Thursday. Two explosions were reported overnight at the chemical plant in the town of Crosby and officials have ordered residents within 1.5 miles (three kilometers) of the facility to evacuate. “The bottom line is… Read More »

Don’t pin your hopes on military generals saving the world from Trump Joe McLean

Chaos continues to reign at the White House, with Steve Bannon its latest casualty. Despite the best efforts of the new chief of staff, John Kelly – a retired United States Marine Corps general – to impose order, the real source of the chaos is the president himself. That’s bad enough for domestic politics, but given the deteriorating situations in Afghanistan… Read More »

The city that makes the most expensive boats in the world

Wandering along the beach in Italy’s Viareggio you could be forgiven for thinking it’s simply a holiday resort. Yet the umbrella-lined, sandy beaches dotted with tourists mask another role, one at the heart of the shipping industry. This unassuming seaside city is where some of the world’s largest and most exclusive vessels are made. Its speciality is the… Read More »

Mosul mosque where Islamic State took world stage lies in rubble

The leaning minaret of Mosul’s Grand al-Nuri Mosque survived conquests by the Mongols and the Ottomans, neglect under Saddam Hussein, and air raids during the Iran-Iraq War and the U.S. invasion in 2003. But after three years of Islamic State rule, it is now little more than a pile of stones at the center of a shattered city.… Read More »

Canada celebrates 150th birthday with a party, Bono and heavy security

Thousands of revelers, British royals and even Bono will converge on Canada’s capital on Saturday to celebrate the nation’s 150th birthday with a massive party that will be held under a heavy security presence. About 500,000 people are expected to be in Ottawa for the long-anticipated Canada Day festivities, which will feature a large outdoor celebration in front… Read More »

Northern Ireland power-sharing deal unlikely in coming days, Sinn Fein says

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams said on Saturday that Northern Ireland’s political parties were unlikely to reach a deal to restore the province’s power-sharing agreement in the next few days. The region has been locked in a political crisis since January’s collapse of the coalition between pro-British unionists and Irish nationalists mandated under a 1998 peace deal that… Read More »