Leaked image allegedly shows the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X ahead of its unveiling tomorrow

Over the past two months or so we’ve been hearing a lot about Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi Note 4X phablet, which is supposed to be a beefed up version of the Redmi Note 4 that launched last year. Now, ahead of the new phablet’s unveiling which is set for tomorrow, the image you can see below has surfaced, purportedly… Read More »

Oil extends losses as gasoline weighs down prices

Oil prices fell on Tuesday, pressured by sluggish demand and evidence of a burgeoning revival in U.S. shale production that could complicate efforts by OPEC and other producers to reduce a supply glut. Benchmark Brent crude LCOc1 was down 80 cents at $54.92 a barrel by 11:31 EST (1531 GMT). On Monday, the Brent futures contract closed down… Read More »

Kremlin says it wants apology from Fox News over Putin comments

The Kremlin said on Monday it wanted an apology from Fox News over what it said were “unacceptable” comments one of the channel’s presenters made about Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. Fox News host Bill O’Reilly described Putin as “a killer” in the interview with Trump as he tried to press… Read More »

Iraqi forces wage psychological war with jihadist corpses

The flyblown corpses of Islamic State militants have been rotting along a main street in north Mosul for two weeks, a health risk for passersby. Suicide bombers’ belts beside the fighters can still explode, killing anyone nearby. But the Iraqi army has no intention of burying the jihadists and hopes as many people as possible will get a… Read More »

Israel’s Netanyahu urges Britain to join Iran sanctions

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged “responsible nations” to join new sanctions against Iran on Monday during a visit to London, but Britain defended a nuclear deal sealed between major powers and Tehran. Ahead of his talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Netanyahu said other nations should follow new U.S. President Donald Trump’s imposition of sanctions against… Read More »

Trump to team up with Japan’s Abe for round of golf in Florida

U.S. President Donald Trump will play a round of golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Florida this week and says he will make sure the Japanese leader is his partner in the game, rather than a competitor. Trump, who is due to welcome Abe at the White House on Friday, told Westwood One Sports Radio that… Read More »

U.N. Sees Record Spike in Civilian Children Killed in Afghanistan

The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan rose to record-setting levels in 2016 — including a 25 percent surge in child victims — the United Nations said Monday. An increase in attacks perpetrated by ISIS-affiliated groups and a near-doubling in the number of Afghans killed by airstrikes were blamed for the rise. “The killing and maiming of thousands… Read More »

Syria conflict: Army cuts IS supply route into al-Bab

Syrian government forces have advanced towards so-called Islamic State’s last major stronghold in Aleppo province, cutting off the main supply route into al-Bab, a monitoring group reports. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said troops had captured Tal Uwayshiya, a hill 9km (6 miles) to the south-east. It overlooks a key road linking al-Bab to the IS-controlled city… Read More »

Amazon forecasts unexpected profit dip

Amazon has said that plans to spend more on improving its warehouses and video content would hit profits in the current quarter. The online retail giant also narrowly missed analysts’ sales expectations for the busy holiday season. Amazon’s shares fell more than 4% in after-hours trading on Wall Street. The firm is spending heavily to take greater control… Read More »