India rejects Trump's 'sermons' on Afghanistan, says it is building lives

He said Moscow's involvement in the nine-year Soviet-Afghan war led to the bankruptcy and dissolution of the Soviet Union and called on other countries in the region to join the fight against extremists in Afghanistan. The United States wants to wit... More..

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Saudis' force Netflix to pull comedy show
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Saudis' force Netflix to pull comedy show

According to a report by Financial Times , the Saudi government filed a complaint with the streaming giant saying that the episode violates the kingdom's anti-cybercrime law. Netflix pulled an episode of H...More..

Federal Investigation Into Deadly Florida Crash Delayed Because of Government Shutdown
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Federal Investigation Into Deadly Florida Crash Delayed Because of Government Shutdown

Those two vehicles then struck a large passenger van and another semi-truck. On Thursday, two vehicles traveling north - a tractor-trailer and a auto - smashed into each other and then burst through a metal g...More..

Man stabbed to death 'by teenager' at Church of Scientology in Sydney
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Man stabbed to death 'by teenager' at Church of Scientology in Sydney

The two injured men, whose ages are not known, were rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital. Police say the incident took place when the 16-year-old suspect was asked to leave the Church in Chatswood at midday T...More..

China's serial killer 'Jack the Ripper' executed
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

China's serial killer 'Jack the Ripper' executed

Gao targeted young women wearing red and followed them home, according to state media reports, attacking his victims between 1988 and 2002 in Gansu province and the neighbouring Inner Mongolia region. Some vi...More..

Bolsonaro grants sweeping powers over NGOs in Brazil
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Bolsonaro grants sweeping powers over NGOs in Brazil

Bolsonaro has now chose to move indigenous affairs agency FUNAI into a new ministry for family, women and human rights, and so the key decision on land claims will be in the hands of an agriculture ministry wit...More..

Paul Whelan: Is American held in Moscow really a USA spy?
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Paul Whelan: Is American held in Moscow really a USA spy?

Whelan's British citizenship was reported by the USA embassy to British officials on Thursday, according to Britain's Press Association . If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison. USA intelli...More..

United Kingdom makes 2 arrests in migrant Channel crossings
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

United Kingdom makes 2 arrests in migrant Channel crossings

The arrests are the first since Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid declared a rise in migrant crossings to be a "major incident". A Whitehall source told the paper that HMS Mersey , an offshore patrol ve...More..

Saudi trial in Khashoggi case ‘not sufficient’, says United Nations rights office
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Saudi trial in Khashoggi case ‘not sufficient’, says United Nations rights office

They did acknowledge, though, that they had sent a letter to Turkey requesting evidence that Ankara has collected in the aftermath of the October 2 slaying of Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. No na...More..

Protests erupt after two women make landmark step in Indian temple
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Protests erupt after two women make landmark step in Indian temple

Dismissing the conspiracy angle that the two women were playing into the hands of police and the government, the women said they "used" the police machinery to enter Sabarimala on the basis of the September...More..

by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

German politicians' data hacked, government cyber team in crisis meeting

Instead, it seems meant to embarrass officials - and inflict personal damage by exposing private chats and financial details. However, Merkel's fax number, email address and several letters to and from her ...More..

Begins Term by Calling Trump a Profanity
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

Begins Term by Calling Trump a Profanity

Tlaib stated to a cheering crowd, "People love you and you win". "'Momma look you won". Bullies don't win.' And I said, 'Baby, they don't. Tlaib's remarks show just how eager some Democrats are to remove Tr...More..

Video shows migrant children at Arizona centre being pushed and shoved
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

Video shows migrant children at Arizona centre being pushed and shoved

Released to the public over the weekend, the footage showed at least three children being dragged and shoved by staff members at Hacienda del Sol in Youngtown in mid-September, a month before the detention cent...More..

US warns citizens of arbitrary action in China
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

US warns citizens of arbitrary action in China

Updating a travel advisory , the State Department maintained its previous guidance that Americans should "exercise increased caution" in China but stopped short of discouraging visits. "We are being held here ...More..

U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman meets with American detained in Russian Federation
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman meets with American detained in Russian Federation

The FSB opened a criminal case against Mr Whelan but gave no details of his alleged espionage activities. "The tribunal has ordered the provisional detention" of Paul Whelan after he was charged, his lawyer V...More..

China issues response to being singled out by Acting Defense Secy Shanahan
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

China issues response to being singled out by Acting Defense Secy Shanahan

The commander in chief said audits of Pentagon war spending must be "private" - an apparent reference to reports produced by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Trump did not expla...More..

Mattis Sends Farewell Memo to Defense Department Personnel
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

Mattis Sends Farewell Memo to Defense Department Personnel

Mattis, 68, has not publicly commented on his reasons for resigning, beyond what he wrote in his resignation letter , in which he expressed pride at having served with the men and women of the Defense Depar...More..

Taliban Delegation Engages in Talks with Government in Tehran
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

Taliban Delegation Engages in Talks with Government in Tehran

At the Resolute Support mission headquarters in Kabul , the USA commander of Afghanistan's NATO-led force General Scott Mille said 2019 would be an interesting year. "However, fighting has not subsided even as...More..

Taliban confirms meeting Iran officials
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

Taliban confirms meeting Iran officials

The Taliban delegation discussed with Iran "the post-occupation situation, restoration of peace and security in Afghanistan and the region", the militants said in a statement posted on social media and emailed ...More..

Death toll in Russian apartment collapse reaches 19
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

Death toll in Russian apartment collapse reaches 19

But the death toll went up to 39 when rescuers recovered another two bodies from the rubble on Thursday afternoon. The people found dead since the Monday morning collapse so far include six children. The Emer...More..

Sen. Warren Announces 2020 Presidential Exploratory Committee
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

Sen. Warren Announces 2020 Presidential Exploratory Committee

With no accompanying words, Trump tweeted a campaign-style graphic that said "Warren 1/2020th", a play on her 2020 ambitions and the test showing she could have as little as 1/1,024th Native American ancestry...More..

North Korean diplomat reportedly goes into hiding, sparking defection rumours
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

North Korean diplomat reportedly goes into hiding, sparking defection rumours

According to Joongang Ilbo , Jo has been serving as acting ambassador after Italy expelled then ambassador Mun Jong-nam following the North's sixth nuclear test in September 2017. Relations between the nucl...More..

New Saudi Ministers Present New Face of Cabinet in Riyadh
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

New Saudi Ministers Present New Face of Cabinet in Riyadh

The killing has led to an worldwide backlash against the powerful crown prince , although Riyadh insists Prince Mohammed was not involved in the murder and instead said "rogue" agents carried out the operati...More..

Trump 'looks forward to' meeting Pakistan's new leadership
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Trump 'looks forward to' meeting Pakistan's new leadership

In his first cabinet meeting in the new year Wednesday, Trump asked India , Russia, Pakistan and other neighbouring countries to take responsibility for Afghanistan's security as he defended his push for t...More..

Pelosi to Trump: ‘Nothing for the Wall’
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Pelosi to Trump: ‘Nothing for the Wall’

Congressional leaders were unable to strike a deal to end a partial shutdown of the federal government at a meeting with Donald Trump on Thursday, and the president invited them to return to the White House o...More..

Doctor who made anti-Semitic statements online no longer works at Cleveland Clinic
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Doctor who made anti-Semitic statements online no longer works at Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Lara Kollab , a 27-years-old doctor at the Cleveland Clinic in OH, was discovered to have been posting racist messages about Jewish people for years. "I blame israel for everything. everything that goes wr...More..

This Australian man might be more afraid of spiders than you
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

This Australian man might be more afraid of spiders than you

Australia has one of the world's highest populations of spiders, compared to people, and biologists have said a southern hemisphere summer heatwave has raised the likelihood of finding arachnids in buildings. N...More..

United States fires tear gas across Mexico border to stop migrants
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

United States fires tear gas across Mexico border to stop migrants

An Associated Press photographer witnessed at least three volleys of gas launched onto the Mexican side of the border near Tijuana's beach early Tuesday. The incident marks the second time in recent weeks tha...More..

Trash, toilet odor build at national parks amid government shutdown
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Trash, toilet odor build at national parks amid government shutdown

But volunteer efforts can't supplant the work of the park service , said David Lamfrom, director of the California Desert and National Wildlife Programs of the National Parks Conservation Association . Visito...More..

Trump and Romney: It's off again
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Trump and Romney: It's off again

Twitter had the best responses to this op-ed, of course, pointing out that Romney's piece doesn't promise to stand against Trump, but rather to work with a party that is more concerned with supporting the pres...More..