Category Archives: FOREIGN NEWS

Melania Trump’s Plane Makes U-Turn After Developing Mechanical Issue

Journalists walk to board Air Force One prior to the departure of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, October 15, 2018, as they travel to Florida and Georgia to view damage

Europe Must Prepare For ‘No-Deal Brexit’, Says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel photo: DEBBIE HILL / POOL / AFP   Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Wednesday that Europe must be prepared for a no-deal Brexit, as EU leaders sought to unblock stalled divorce talks with Britain. Prime Minister

Facebook Makes Reality TV Its New Weapon

  Facebook said on Wednesday it was reviving the pioneering MTV reality show “The Real World” as its secret weapon to lure viewers away from YouTube. The social media giant said it was also trying to harness the formidable online

Indian Minister Resigns Over Alleged Sexual Harassment

Indian flag   India’s junior foreign minister announced his resignation on Wednesday following allegations of sexual harassment by a string of women, as the country’s fledgling #MeToo movement gathers pace. “Since I have decided to seek justice in a court of

Nearly Half The World Lives On Less Than $5.50 A Day – World Bank

    Despite progress in reducing extreme poverty, nearly half the world’s population lives on less than $5.50 a day, with a rising share of the poor in wealthier economies, the World Bank said on Wednesday. In a twice-yearly report, the bank took a broader look at

EU Offers UK Sweetener Before Difficult Brexit Summit

  The European Union is ready to extend the post-divorce transition period with Britain, diplomats said, amid efforts to revive chances to strike a Brexit deal at a key summit on Wednesday. British Prime Minister Theresa May is due in

Ecuador: Mob Kills Three Suspected Of Stealing Children

Residents of the town look at a burning taxi set on fire by a violent mob that lynched -during an unclear incident- two men and a woman whom they accuse of stealing children and were traveling on it, police authorities

Mob Kills Three Suspected Of Stealing Children In Ecuador

Residents of the town look at a burning taxi set on fire by a violent mob that lynched -during an unclear incident- two men and a woman whom they accuse of stealing children and were traveling on it, police authorities

Pompeo Arrives In Turkey For Talks On Khashoggi

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks to the plane before leaving Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on October 17, 2018. US President Donald Trump pushed back Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the disappearance and suspected

Pressure Grows In Liberia For Probe Of U.S. Charity Over ‘School Rape’

  Liberian Vice President Jewel Taylor on Tuesday lent her voice to demands for a probe into a US educational charity after girls were raped at a school supposed to save them from a life of sexual exploitation. Last week,

Pichai Admits Google Is Considering Search Engine For China

In this file photo taken on October 4, 2017, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai has acknowledged publicly for the first time that the tech giant is considering a search engine for China, saying it could offer “better information” to people

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Fills Half Of Cabinet With Women

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed   Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday unveiled a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said. Women occupy key positions in the 20-member cabinet that includes

US Defence Chief Jim Mattis Says Trump Is ‘100 Per cent’ With Him

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (R) arrives for a meeting with Ho Chi Minh City’s communist party chief Nguyen Thien Nhan in Ho Chi Minh City on October 16, 2018.KHAM / POOL / AFP   US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said

UN Rights Chief Calls To Lift Saudi ‘Immunity’ Over Khashoggi

  The UN human rights chief called on Tuesday for the lifting of the immunity of officials who might be involved in the disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist at the kingdom’s consulate in Turkey. “In view of the seriousness of the