Category Archives: FOREIGN NEWS

US, South Korea Suspend Military Drills

South Korean and US soldiers watching from an observation post during a joint live firing drill between South Korea and the US at the Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, 65 kms northeast of Seoul.  JUNG Yeon-Je / AFP  

Israel Keeps Mum On U.S. Claims Of Hitting Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu                                                           Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP   Israel declined

China Accuses Trump Of ‘Blackmail’ After New Tariffs Threat

China’s President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump. Photo: Nicolas ASFOURI / POOL / AFP   Beijing on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of “blackmail” and warned it would retaliate in kind after the US president threatened to impose fresh

North Korea’s Kim Visits China After Trump Summit

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a signing ceremony with US President Donald Trump (not pictured) during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. SAUL LOEB /

Germans ‘Turning Against Their Leaders’ Over Immigration, Says Trump

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 8, 2018, US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing the White House for the G7 summit in Washington, DC.  NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP   US President Donald Trump waded into the

Americans Own 40% Of The World’s Firearms – Study

File photo   Americans make up only four per cent of the global population but they own 40 per cent of the world’s firearms, a new study said Monday. There are more than one billion firearms in the world but

Trump Orders Pentagon To Create U.S. ‘Space Force’

United States President Donald Trump speaks during the National Space Council meeting in the East Room of the White House on June 18, 2018, in Washington,DC. Brendan Smialowski / AFP   President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the Pentagon to

Egypt’s Shrinking ‘Pharaonic Sea’ Has Fishermen Worried

Egyptian Fishermen unload the daily catch from the Pharaonic Sea, in the village of Kafr Fisha, province of Munuf, on June 16, 2018. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP   Egypt’s shrinking freshwater “Pharaonic Sea” has residents in its nearly 50 surrounding fishing

U.S. Supreme Court Deals Blow To Opponents Of Partisan Gerrymandering

The United States Supreme Court Building. AFP Photo   The United States Supreme Court on Monday rejected two major claims challenging partisan gerrymandering, dealing a blow to reformers seeking to end a practice they say undermines democracy. Judges issued rulings

Gaza Teen Dies Of Border Protest Wounds

FILE PHOTO Palestinian demonstrators burn tyres near the Gaza-Israel border, east of Gaza City, as Palestinians readied for protests over the inauguration of the US embassy following its controversial move to Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. PHOTO: MAHMUD HAMS /

Germans ‘Turning Against Their Leaders’ Over Immigration – Trump

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing the White House for the G7 summit in Washington, DC.  NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP   US President Donald Trump waded into the political crisis facing Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday, declaring that the

Finnish MP Guilty Of Sex Assault For ‘Forcibly Kissing’ Colleague

Teuvo Hakkarainen   A Helsinki court on Monday found a lawmaker guilty of sexually assaulting and harassing a female member of parliament by “forcibly kissing” her after a Christmas party, media reported.  Teuvo Hakkarainen, a member of the anti-immigration Finns

May Back In The Breach As Brexit Battles Resume

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May makes a speech at the Royal Free Hospital in north London on June 18, 2018, outlining her vision for the future of the National Health Service (NHS).Stefan ROUSSEAU / POOL / AFP   The British

Three Killed In London Train Accident

British Transport Police officers carry evidence bags as they leave from Brixton train station in south London on June 18, 2018, following an incident on the railway lines at Loughborough Junction earlier today. Niklas HALLE’N / AFP   Three people