Iraqi troops push into IS-held southern outskirts of Mosul

Iraq on Monday said security forces freed the key village of Albu Saif, near Mosul International Airport, from the Islamic State. Further south, troops have already seized two villages - Athbah and Al Lazzagah - as they advance towards the airpor... More..

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Malaysia summons envoy as Kim killing row deepens
by | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Malaysia summons envoy as Kim killing row deepens

Sponsored content: Agency managers surveyed, many unsure about data storage or how to improve it. Acting President Hwang Kyo Ahn, speaking at a national security meeting yesterday, said the case shows the Nor...More..

United States defence secretary makes unannounced visit to Baghdad
by | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

United States defence secretary makes unannounced visit to Baghdad

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived here on Monday on an official visit, Iraqi state television reported. Trump has said the U.S. has spent trillions of dollars fighting ISIS but that the effort cou...More..

Jones pays tribute to Dan Vickerman
by | Monday, February 20, 2017

Jones pays tribute to Dan Vickerman

Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver said the rugby world was in shock after the news. "Dan was an uncompromising competitor who forged a wonderful worldwide rugby career despite a number of injury setba...More..

Swedes baffled by Trump's 'last night in Sweden' comment
by | Monday, February 20, 2017

Swedes baffled by Trump's 'last night in Sweden' comment

Sweden? Last night? Who would believe this? Although the things that "happened in Sweden " may have never occurred, Trump's gaffe did provide people with one thing - the ability to get a good laugh out of t...More..

Bomb Blast Kills 35 People in Capital of Somalia
by | Monday, February 20, 2017

Bomb Blast Kills 35 People in Capital of Somalia

Eyewitnesses said a massive auto bomb has exploded at a marketplace in Kawo-Gudey area in Wadajir district, as large number of people were at the scene for shopping and business. Dr Mohamed Yusuf, the manager o...More..

China suspends coal imports from Pyongyang
by | Monday, February 20, 2017

China suspends coal imports from Pyongyang

China has been accused of exploiting this loophole to continue importing North Korean coal in order to reduce global pressure on Pyongyang. Last April, Beijing already declared it would curb coal deliveries t...More..

by | Sunday, February 19, 2017

ISPR: 100 terrorists killed in nationwide operations

Security forces have been given special orders to maintain strict vigilance all along the border, according to a statement by the Pakistani military's media wing. Earlier on Friday, Maj. The timing of the bru...More..

Spain's Princess Cristina acquitted of tax fraud
by | Saturday, February 18, 2017

Spain's Princess Cristina acquitted of tax fraud

Authorities conflicted over whether Cristina should be tried, with an investigating judge insisting she should but the treasury and public prosecutor's office concluding she had not committed any offence. The c...More..

Tony Blair: Scottish independence 'more credible' after Brexit vote
by | Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tony Blair: Scottish independence 'more credible' after Brexit vote

The ex-Labour premier this morning used a major speech to call for a "movement" to " rise up " and persuade British voters they had made an incorrect decision by backing Brexit on June 23 a year ago. Blair'...More..

Trent Richardson: Former Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson arrested
by | Saturday, February 18, 2017

Trent Richardson: Former Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson arrested

He played just 17 games for the Browns - averaging 3.6 yards per carry- before he was traded to the Colts in 2013. A second call came through at 8:05 p.m. Paramedics treated the woman, but she didn't requir...More..

UN Chief: 'No Alternative' To Palestine-Israel Solution
by | Saturday, February 18, 2017

UN Chief: 'No Alternative' To Palestine-Israel Solution

More than a two-state solution, the US supports "peace and stability", US Ambassador Nikki Haley explained. In its first reaction to the outcome of the Trump-Netanyahu meeting, the Palestinian Authority reite...More..

No Unions for Boeing — FT Roundup
by | Saturday, February 18, 2017

No Unions for Boeing — FT Roundup

Under NLRB rules, workers must wait one year before having another vote for union representation. This is a stinging defeat for the IAM , which had called off a planned vote among Boeing workers in 2015. "We...More..

California drought: Rain falling across the state today
by | Saturday, February 18, 2017

California drought: Rain falling across the state today

A powerful atmospheric river storm is bringing rain Friday to much of California, resulting in a flood watch for three counties down south and strong winds to the Bay Area. Authorities have warned residents o...More..

Trump pick for ambassador to Israel has tough Senate hearing
by | Friday, February 17, 2017

Trump pick for ambassador to Israel has tough Senate hearing

Liberal Jewish groups and past USA ambassadors have spoken forcefully against the nomination of Friedman, who has been a vocal supporter of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and caused an uproar by saying th...More..

Samsung's billionaire heir tries to avert arrest in court
by | Friday, February 17, 2017

Samsung's billionaire heir tries to avert arrest in court

Lee Jae-Yong, Samsung Electronics vice chairman, is accused of paying almost $40 million in bribes to Park's secret confidante to secure policy favours. Lee's arrest is likely to put greater public focus on thr...More..

Half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un assassinated in Malaysia: Yonhap
by | Thursday, February 16, 2017

Half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un assassinated in Malaysia: Yonhap

North Korea has not commented on the death but officials from the country's Malaysian embassy have been visiting the hospital in Kuala Lumpur where Mr Kim's body has been taken. According to a report , Kim Jon...More..

Ivanka Trump's Nordstrom Sales Reportedly Dropped Over 70 Percent Before The Election
by | Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ivanka Trump's Nordstrom Sales Reportedly Dropped Over 70 Percent Before The Election

Both prefer to emphasize that many remain available through their agreements with third parties. Baio posted the tweet three days after President Trump took to Twitter to write that Nordstrom treated his ...More..

Trump makes first official telephone call to President Jacob Zuma
by | Thursday, February 16, 2017

Trump makes first official telephone call to President Jacob Zuma

It will be recalled that Trump's first physical meeting with an African leader was reported to be with Republic of Congo's Sassou Nguesso in January days before he took office. Trump commended Buhari's progress...More..

by | Thursday, February 16, 2017

Drug catapult found with 47-pounds of weed at US-Mexico border

Even more clever, the catapult was built into the top of the border fence. Drug smugglers are getting "medieval" at the border between the US and Mexico. They searched the area and found the drugs nearby. T...More..

Raids Could Mark A Shift In Immigration Policy
by | Thursday, February 16, 2017

Raids Could Mark A Shift In Immigration Policy

Reuters reported Tuesday afternoon that 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina was arrested last week in his father's Seattle home by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. Immigration and Customs Enf...More..

Secretary Mattis to NATO Countries: It's Time to Pay Up!
by | Thursday, February 16, 2017

Secretary Mattis to NATO Countries: It's Time to Pay Up!

Just five of 28 members meet the alliance's goal of spending 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense: the US, the United Kingdom, Greece, Estonia and Poland. Meanwhile, NATO has sent alliance t...More..

Toshiba chairman steps down amid nuclear losses
by | Thursday, February 16, 2017

Toshiba chairman steps down amid nuclear losses

According to sources close to the matter, losses related to its USA nuclear business are likely to reach around $5 billion. The company said Shigenori Shiga, the chairman, will step down from the board, effec...More..

At Least 32 People Killed In Tour Bus Crash In Taiwan
by | Thursday, February 16, 2017

At Least 32 People Killed In Tour Bus Crash In Taiwan

TVBS television reported that 28 people died and 16 people with injuries were sent to a hospital. An official with the agency said the tourists were "likely" all from Taiwan, but that it was still looking a...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Netanyahu opposed United Nations post for former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad

He added that in such a position a United Nations diplomat does not represent a particular government or country. The Palestinians were upgraded to non-member observer status at the United Nations in 2012. Th...More..