Romanians take to streets in anti-corruption protests

The anti-government protest in Bucharest Friday drew tens of thousands Romanians from overseas and local residents who demanded the government resign over moves to change laws that critics say would make it harder to prosecute corruption. More..

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Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul is dead
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul is dead

In awarding him the prize, the Swedish Academy praised him "for having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories". Forster, A Pas...More..

Greek cat sanctuary hiring caretaker to live on island, supervise 55 cats
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Greek cat sanctuary hiring caretaker to live on island, supervise 55 cats

If you love cats and kittens, as well as being on a sunny Greek island then this is certainly the most ideal job for you. The couple who now run the sanctuary have made a decision to move on and are offerin...More..

Ten people injured in Manchester shooting
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Ten people injured in Manchester shooting

The community had gathered for its annual Caribbean Carnival, which had ended a few hours earlier, leaving revellers to spill out onto neighbouring streets. "This was a reckless act that could have had devastat...More..

Omarosa Claims Donald Trump Used Racial Slurs in White House
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Omarosa Claims Donald Trump Used Racial Slurs in White House

Manigault Newman's tenure in the White House was marred by drama and intrigue; she generated a series of negative headlines for the administration, including when she attempted to host a photo shoot for her wed...More..

Intense fighting as Taliban presses to take Afghan city
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Intense fighting as Taliban presses to take Afghan city

The Taliban pushed into the city, the capital of Ghazni province, from different directions on Friday and destroyed a telecommunication tower, cutting off landline and cell phone communications. The Ghazni atta...More..

Kavanaugh's SCOTUS confirmation hearing set, but Dems call it a 'mad rush'
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Kavanaugh's SCOTUS confirmation hearing set, but Dems call it a 'mad rush'

He expects the hearings to last between three to four days. Democrats have warned that Kavanaugh may be unwilling to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible coordination between Pre...More..

Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

Miller attorney Paul Kamenar told reporters after the judge's ruling that he actually wanted to be held in contempt of court so that they could appeal the decision in front of a different judge at the court of ...More..

Iran denounces Trump's tariffs targeting Turkey
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Iran denounces Trump's tariffs targeting Turkey

The Turkish lira on Friday hit a record low following President Donald Trump's announcement he was doubling United States tariffs on Turkish metals. "It is wrong to dare bring Turkey to its knees through th...More..

Ingraham Denies Saying Anything Racist In Her Televised Racist Segment
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Ingraham Denies Saying Anything Racist In Her Televised Racist Segment

She bemoaned that fact that "the America we know and love doesn't exist anymore", going on to say that this is the result of "massive demographic changes " that she says "have been foisted on the American peop...More..

Jordanian security forces and militants in deadly clash
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Jordanian security forces and militants in deadly clash

The shootout in the city of Salt, northwest of the capital Amman, came after a home-made bomb exploded on Friday under a patrol vehicle at a music festival killing one security force member and wounding six o...More..

Rowan Atkinson defends Boris Johnson over burka comments
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Rowan Atkinson defends Boris Johnson over burka comments

Some things are as certain as night following day or Jeff Stelling getting over-excited about a fairly innocuous footballing incident - and sure enough, Boris Johnson sparked outrage this week. 'Completely en...More..

Punjab Confirms Navjot Singh Sidhu's Invite For Imran Khan's Swearing
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Punjab Confirms Navjot Singh Sidhu's Invite For Imran Khan's Swearing

Pakistan had welcomed Prime Modi's congratulatory phone call to PTI chief Imran Khan and said it wanted resumption of bilateral talks which were halted in 2015. Earlier in the day, the Election Commission of...More..

Trump Calls for Unity Ahead of White Nationalist Anniversary Rally
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Trump Calls for Unity Ahead of White Nationalist Anniversary Rally

U.Va. was the scene of a torch-lit march the night before the first Unite the Right rally previous year, where hundreds of white nationalists, carrying Tiki torches, gathered at the rotunda and surrounded a ...More..

Erdogan says USA turned its back on Turkey, upsetting Ankara
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Erdogan says USA turned its back on Turkey, upsetting Ankara

Erdogan promised supporters that Turkey was taking the necessary precautions to protect its economy but added "the most important thing is breaking the hands firing these weapons". The Turkish lira has lost...More..

Charlottesville events marking one year since violent protest
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Charlottesville events marking one year since violent protest

Bowser said she recently spoke with an elderly Washington , D.C., resident who told her she was afraid. Algenon Franklin Cain, 28, of Red Springs, N.C. Carlson said police didn't intervene to help her or her...More..

Erdogan: Turkey a ‘target of economic war’
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Erdogan: Turkey a ‘target of economic war’

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has remained defiant despite the lira being in free fall. The lira tumbled 14 percent in one day, to 6.51 per dollar - a massive move for a currency that will make the T...More..

'Drunk driver's sandwich absorbed alcohol before fatal crash, lawyer claims
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

'Drunk driver's sandwich absorbed alcohol before fatal crash, lawyer claims

Eyewitnesses have said that Madison Lyden was riding in a bike lane shortly before the tragedy unfolded, and was forced to swerve suddenly when an Uber vehicle pulled out in front of her. A garbage truck dr...More..

Palestinian dies of wounds from Israeli fire in Gaza
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Palestinian dies of wounds from Israeli fire in Gaza

The protests came after a deal to end all rocket fire into Israel and air strikes on the Gaza Strip appeared to go into effect around midnight (2100 GMT) on Thursday. Speaking in a panel discussion on Israel's ...More..

DC Restaurants Taking Precautions for Weekend Rally
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

DC Restaurants Taking Precautions for Weekend Rally

But residents of Charlottesville are still shaken and on guard. Ahead of Saturday's events in Charlottesville, the University of Virginia closed the Lawn Friday night out of an abundance of caution; it wi...More..

Trump administration calls for 'Space Force' to be established by 2020
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Trump administration calls for 'Space Force' to be established by 2020

We must have American dominance in space. Pence's speech was timed to coincide with the release of the Pentagon's report to Congress on the recommended organization and management structure of space com...More..

4 numbers that put the California wildfires in perspective
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

4 numbers that put the California wildfires in perspective

The Holy Fire has scorched 18,137 acres and was 5% contained, the forest said on its Twitter page on Friday morning. Schools have been closed in Menifee, Perris and Lake Elsinore. Fire crews worked in 100-plu...More..

Mnangagwa’s inauguration may need to be postponed as MDC arrives at court
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Mnangagwa’s inauguration may need to be postponed as MDC arrives at court

Legal experts who spoke to ZwNews earlier on said Mnangagwa's swearing in ceremony cannot go ahead until when the challenger's case is satisfactorily dealt with. The MDC reported that its foreign lawyers had in...More..

Kerala Monsoon: Hefty rains lash Wayanad, Palakkad, Punalur, Alappuzha
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Kerala Monsoon: Hefty rains lash Wayanad, Palakkad, Punalur, Alappuzha

The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) chose to resume the arrival operations almost two hours after a possible inundation in the airport area was detected, the spokesperson said . The decision came a...More..

Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer Win Michigan Gubernatorial Primary Races
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer Win Michigan Gubernatorial Primary Races

Just over 28 percent of the voting-age population cast ballots, an increase from the previous high of 24 percent from 1982. Gretchen Whitmer, a former Democratic leader in the MI state Senate, claimed her par...More..

Mother-daughter deportation halted by judge threatening to hold Sessions in contempt
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Mother-daughter deportation halted by judge threatening to hold Sessions in contempt

He said any delay in bringing them back would be intolerable. The government indicated that Carmen and her daughter would not be deported before 11:59 p.m. Sessions and other Trump appointees have dramaticall...More..

Pamela Anderson, Julian Assange 'Romance' Spices Up Wikileaks Probe
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Pamela Anderson, Julian Assange 'Romance' Spices Up Wikileaks Probe

WikiLeaks claimed on Twitter that the letter was delivered via the U.S. embassy in London, although both the embassy and the senate select committee on intelligence declined to comment when contacted by Sk...More..

Firefighters capture footage of a 50-foot-tall tornado made of fire
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Firefighters capture footage of a 50-foot-tall tornado made of fire

Firefighters had been tackling the blaze since about 01:20 BST at Ravensbourn Plastics Ltd on Occupation Lane, in Albert Village, Swadlincote. At around 3pm firefighters started damping down the fire, which i...More..

US launches airstrikes as Taliban attack Afghan city
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

US launches airstrikes as Taliban attack Afghan city

But with Taliban fighters believed to be hiding in residential areas, it was unclear whether the government had full control of the city. The attack around 80 miles south of Kabul was the militants' second ...More..

At least 4 people dead in shooting, Canadian police say
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

At least 4 people dead in shooting, Canadian police say

Residents were warned to "stay in their homes with doors locked at this time for their safety" by the police. The Fredericton Firefighters Association was asking people on Facebook not to use social media to ...More..