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Blast damages wall next to NATO military area in Turkey: Reports

world June 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm 0 comments

Istanbul, June 22 An explosion damaged a wall next to a NATO military area in Turkey’s western coastal city of Izmir on Thursday, Turkish media reported, but there were no reports of casualties. State-run Anadolu news agency said the blast occurred around 7.50 am (0450 GMT) in the Aegean city’sRead More

Australia to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat

world June 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm 0 comments

Sydney, June 22 Australia on Thursday lifted a suspension on military air missions over Syria imposed after the shooting down of a Syrian jet by US forces. Canberra temporarily halted flights on Tuesday after a spike in tensions between the US and Russia, which warned it would track coalition aircraftRead More

Defence minister accuses Abbas of wanting Israel-Hamas war

world June 22, 2017 at 9:16 pm 0 comments

Herzliya (Israel), June 22 Israel’s defence minister on Thursday accused Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas of trying to spark a fresh conflict between the Jewish state and Abbas’s longtime rivals Hamas. Avigdor Lieberman said Abbas, head of the secular Fatah movement that rules the occupied West Bank, was trying to increaseRead More

Georgia Republican Karen Handel wins costly congressional race

Georgia Republican Karen Handel wins costly congressional race

world June 21, 2017 at 9:10 pm 0 comments

Sandy Springs, Ga., June 21 Georgia Republican Karen Handel won the most expensive congressional race in history on Tuesday, avoiding a Democratic upset in a race that was widely seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump. By a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent, the former Georgia secretaryRead More

Saudi King upends royal succession, names son Salman as 1st heir

world June 21, 2017 at 9:10 pm 0 comments

Riyadh, June 21 Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince, placing him firmly as first-in-line to the throne and removing the country’s counter-terrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the royal line of succession. In a series of royalRead More

Trump likely to reveal this week whether secret tapes exist

world June 21, 2017 at 9:09 pm 0 comments

Washington, June 21 President Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement in the coming days on whether any recordings exist of his private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, potentially bringing to an end one of the central mysteries of the ongoing probe that has consumed his WhiteRead More

Paris deal would have given India and China free pass: Pence

world June 21, 2017 at 9:09 pm 0 comments

Washington, June 21 The Paris climate deal would have given a virtual free pass to India and China and cost American economy more than 6.5 million jobs, US Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday. “This President put America first not long ago when President Trump made the decision toRead More

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO

world June 21, 2017 at 9:09 pm 0 comments

New York, June 21 Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick has resigned. Kalanick said in a statement to The New York Times on Tuesday that he has accepted a request from investors to step aside. Kalanick says the move will allow the ride-sharing company to go back to building itselfRead More

Theresa May’s latest Brexit blunder

Theresa May’s latest Brexit blunder

world June 20, 2017 at 7:18 pm 0 comments

London, June 19 Theresa May’s fragile minority government began negotiations to leave the European Union on Monday. On Wednesday, the Queen will open the new Parliament announcing the government’s legislative priorities. The event was delayed so the British prime minister could court a sectarian Protestant party in Northern Ireland toRead More

US student held prisoner by North Korea dies days after release

US student held prisoner by North Korea dies days after release

world June 20, 2017 at 7:17 pm 0 comments

June 20 An American university student who had been held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months died at a Cincinnati hospital on Monday, just days after he was released from captivity in a coma, his parent said. Otto Warmbier, 22, who was arrested in North Korea while visiting asRead More