Category Archives: Americas

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

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

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

On Muslims’ agenda: Fight US proposals to ban Sharia law

Muslims complain they’re frivolous bills meant to spread fears and sow suspicion of their religion in a nation divided. But supporters of state proposals to prevent Islamic code from being used in American courts argue they aren’t overtly anti-Muslim and

War on Daesh: Pentagon enjoying greater freedom under Trump

President Donald Trump

The Pentagon under US President Donald Trump is enjoying greater freedom to run its wars the way it wants — and not constantly seek White House approval on important decisions. Many in the military appreciate this increased autonomy, but critics

Uber suspends use of self-driving cars after crash

Uber has grounded its fleet of self-driving cars pending an investigation into the crash of an Uber autonomous vehicle in Arizona, a spokesperson for the car-hailing service said on Sunday. No one was seriously injured in the accident which occurred

Defeated Trump warns that Obamacare ‘will soon explode’

In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly – after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care

UN peacekeeping chief defends cost of missions

Herve Ladsous

UN peacekeeping missions, under threat from budget cuts if Washington’s promise to slash its UN spending goes ahead, are already costing as little as possible, a UN official said Friday. The comments come after US President Donald Trump this month

Kanye West settles with Hungarian singer over alleged song theft

Kanye West has settled a lawsuit by a Hungarian rock singer who accused the hip-hop star of sampling one of his best-known works without permission for the 2013 song “New Slaves.” The accord resolves claims that 85 seconds, or one-third,

In Trump land, painful choices await if Obamacare goes

Maribeth Coote says she hates Obamacare, but it’s the only health coverage option she can afford in this remote, hardscrabble corner of southwestern Pennsylvania. The government should “just back off and let me figure it out, and get out of

Link seen between Russia and Libyan commander Haftar — US general

Khalifa Haftar

The head of US forces in Africa told reporters on Friday there was an “undeniable” link between Russia and powerful Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, something likely to add to US concerns about Moscow’s deepening role in Libya. Earlier this month

Washington talks end without agreement on Israeli settlements

The Trump administration reiterated its concerns about Israeli settlement activity, the two sides said on Thursday, as a round of talks ended without agreement over limiting future construction on land the Palestinians want for a state. The four days of

Utah man killed in London attack, wife badly injured

A Utah man was killed and his wife badly injured during Wednesday’s attack near Britain’s parliament in London, a relative and a spokesman from the couple’s church said on Thursday. Kurt Cochran, 54, and his wife, Melissa, were in Europe

Disney CEO: ‘Last Jedi’ not changed due to Fisher’s death

Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming “Star Wars” sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher. Fisher completed filming her role as Princess Leia in “The Last Jedi” before her death following a heart attack

Despite Trump push, health care vote going to the wire

Donald Trump faces a reckoning Thursday as US lawmakers vote on his presidency’s biggest legislative test, the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, as conservatives vowed to kill it unless important last-minute changes are made. The Republican-controlled House of

US senators set bipartisan bill to tighten sanctions on Iran

Iran would face tighter US sanctions over its ballistic missile launches and other non-nuclear activities under a bill introduced on Thursday by a bipartisan group of US senators including senior members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The bill, which

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