Category Archives: World

Justin Bieber in rumored collaboration with Zayn Malik

Rumor has it that a collaboration between Justin Bieber and Zayn Malik is highly probable. Over the weekend the Biebs shared Malik’s new single cover art on his Instagram. Apparently, Bieber actually digs Malik’s new single with PartynextDoor, ‘Still Got

Trump son-in-law Kushner to face Russia investigation panel

Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner will appear before a Senate panel investigating Russian interference in the US election, the White House said Monday. Kushner, 36, was Trump’s main intermediary with foreign governments during the 2016 election campaign

Anti-missile system will spark new arms race, says Russia

Sergei Shoigu

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that the US’ global deployment of an anti-missile system was a threat to world security designed to contain Russia and China, the RIA news agency reported. It also cited the ministry as warning

Scottish lawmakers to hold independence vote on eve of Brexit

Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland’s parliament is poised to call for an independence referendum Tuesday, another headache for Prime Minister Theresa May as she battles to keep the country united just a day before triggering Brexit. Lawmakers in Edinburgh are expected to vote in

Egyptian president to meet Trump at White House on April 3

The White House announced Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will make an “official visit” to Washington on April 3, ending years in which the Egyptian president had been kept at arm’s length amid rights concerns. “President Trump and President Al-Sisi will use

On Brexit eve, Barnier pledges to defend expats’ rights

Michel Barnier

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said he would defend the rights of expatriates once Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Britain’s withdrawal from the EU on Wednesday. “Brexit made EU citizens worry about their future in EU27 and

’Monster’ cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia

A “monster” cyclone smashed into northeast Australia Tuesday, cutting power, damaging buildings and uprooting trees, with coastal residents battling lashing rain and howling winds. Great Barrier Reef islands popular with foreign tourists were battered by the category four storm which

Russia, Iran ink economic deals as Rouhani visits Moscow

Russia signed Tuesday a string of bilateral agreements with Iran as President Vladimir Putin hosted his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani for his first official visit to Moscow. The meeting between Putin and Rouhani, who have grown closer through their mutual

Britain’s new pound coin enters circulation

Britain’s new £1 coin with the symbols of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland goes into circulation from Tuesday on the eve of the launch of a Brexit process that has put national unity in doubt. The 12-sided coin is

Samsung plans to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7s

Tech giant Samsung Electronics plans to sell refurbished versions of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, the company said late on Monday, signaling the return of the model pulled from markets last year because of fire-prone batteries. Samsung’s Note 7s were

Three killed as clashes rock Kashmir

Two civilians and one rebel were killed and at least 14 people injured Tuesday in clashes between protesters and troops and police in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said. The clashes started when soldiers cordoned off a house in a village in

War crime probes ‘will hinder Sri Lanka’s reconciliation’

War crime investigations backed by some Western countries and the UN will exacerbate the differences between Sri Lanka’s two main ethnic groups instead of uniting them, former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. As defense secretary, Gotabaya, the brother of former

Father suffocates daughter ‘for honor’ in Pakistan

A 16 -year-old girl was suffocated by her father in the Golra suburb of Islamabad after he speculated that she was dating a boy in the neighborhood. According to police, the suspect turned himself in a little before noon on

S. Africa’s Gordhan ordered home from London

Pravin Gordhan

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is set to return to South Africa early on Tuesday after being ordered home from London by President Jacob Zuma, hours before a court hearing over the closure of accounts belonging to friends of the president.

Qatar Airways chief says laptop ban not designed to hurt Gulf carriers

Qatar Airways’ chief executive said on Monday he did not believe the ban on carrying most electronics in the cabins of passenger flights to the United States from eight Muslim majority countries was designed to hurt Gulf airlines. The US

From Syria to Detroit, we are all migrants, sings bluesman Bibb

Eric Bibb

“Migration Blues,” a new album from veteran bluesman Eric Bibb, uses the sounds of the American South to tell the tale of everyone from 1920s farmers fleeing the Dust Bowl for California to refugees crossing the Mediterranean to Europe in

Emma Watson to become 2017’s highest-earning actress

Emma Watson

With Disney’s blockbuster “Beauty and the Beast” dazzling the box office for a second straight week, its star Emma Watson looks on course to become Hollywood’s highest-earning female star of 2017. The movie raked in $90.4 million over the weekend,

Trump administration mulls escalating military role in Yemen

Jim Mattis

US President Donald Trump could reverse two-year-long restrictions placed by his predecessor Barack Obama on military engagement in Yemen, reported the Washington Post. The White House and other agencies are reportedly completing a review on the conflict and considering “lifting

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