Category Archives: FOREIGN NEWS

British Council ‘Profoundly Disappointed’ After Russia Ban

A photo taken on March 17, 2018, shows a plaque at the entrance of the British Council office in Moscow. Alexander NEMENOV / AFP   The British Council on Saturday voiced deep disappointment after Moscow halted its activities in Russia

United Kingdom ‘Anticipated’ Expulsion Of Moscow Diplomats

FILE PHOTO Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May. Photo: HO / AFP   Britain on Saturday said it had “anticipated” the tit-for-tat expulsion of its diplomats from Moscow over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent on British soil. Moscow

Russia To Expel 23 British Diplomats In Retaliation

FILE PHOTO Russian President Vladimir PutinYuri KADOBNOV / AFP   Russia announced Saturday it will expel 23 British diplomats and halt the activities of the British Council in response to London’s “provocative” measures over the poisoning of a former Russian

Israeli Forces Arrest Two Over Death Of Soldiers

Israeli security forces and forensics are seen at the site where a Palestinian assailant rammed a car into a group of Israeli soldiers near Mevo Dotan in the north of the occupied West Bank on March 16, 2018.Jack GUEZ /

14 Migrants Die As Boat Capsizes Off Greece

FILE PHOTO   At least 14 migrants, including four children, died when a boat carrying about 20 people capsized overnight in the Aegean Sea, Greek police said Saturday. The boat was ferrying migrants from Turkey to Greece. Police recovered eight

10 Dead As Philippine Plane Crashes Into House

Rescue workers look at the crash site in Plaridel, Bulacan, north of Manila on March 17, 2018. At least seven people were killed when a small plane crashed into a house while trying to take off just outside the Philippine

Trump Disagrees With Critics On FBI Agent, McCabe’s Sack

FILE PHOTO  Former FBI Deputy -Director, Andrew McCabe, listens during a news conference to announce significant law enforcement actions at the Justice Department in Washington, DC. ALEX WONG / AFP   Donald Trump has hailed the firing of a senior FBI

British PM, May Issues Warning To Russia

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her speech at the Conservative Party’s Spring Forum in London on March 17, 2018.SIMON DAWSON / POOL / AFP   British Prime Minister, Theresa May, took aim at Russia at a major speech to

Angola Citizens Reject Govt’s Amnesty For Corrupt Individuals

People hold placards in Luanda on March 17, 2018, as they protest against the amnesty provided for in a law on the repatriation of capital from abroad, during the first political rally authorized against the new President.AMPE ROGERIO / AFP

Mauritius President Resigns Over Credit Card Scandal

FILE PHOTO   Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim opens the African Media Leaders Forum in Johannesburg. Mauritian President Ameenah-Garib Fakim is to resign after becoming embroiled in a financial scandal, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced on March 9, 2018..KAREL PRINSLOO / AFP

China’s Xi Jinping Gets Second Term In Office

China’s President Xi Jinping swears under oath after being elected for a second term during the fifth plenary session of the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on

North Korea Continues Talks With Sweden Over Trump-Kim Summit

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho (L) leaves the Swedish Government building Rosenbad in central Stockholm on March 16, 2018. / AFP   North Korean officials continued talks Saturday with Swedish counterparts to make a proposed nuclear summit between

Russia Assures Arsenal Fans of Security

Presidential candidate, President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during a rally to support his candidature in the upcoming presidential election at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on March 3, 2018. Russians will go to the polls on March 18, 2018.Alexey

Seven US Personnel Killed In Iraq Helicopter Crash 

The Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk chopper was on a routine troop transport operation Thursday flying from Iraq to Syria when it went down, the official said. “There were seven people aboard — they are all believed to be dead,” the