Migrant rescued after he tries to swim to Malta

One of the 32 migrants now onboard the Sea-Watch 3 jumped overboard and attempted to swim to Malta on Friday, Sea Watch, the German NGO that runs the vessel said. It means Spain is the new gateway into Europe for migrants, overtaking Greece and I... More..

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Murder accused appears in court — Surrey train stabbing
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Murder accused appears in court — Surrey train stabbing

Police and ambulance services were called to Horsley station, Surrey around 1:15pm after reports that a man had been stabbed on board the 12.58pm South Western train service travelling between Guildford and Lo...More..

Fresh round of US-China trade war talks starts in Beijing
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Fresh round of US-China trade war talks starts in Beijing

China says it is ready to buy more U.S. goods, but it is resisting USA demands for tougher action on technology transfers, and less state support for strategic industries like robotics and computer chips. Washi...More..

Family of five and Kentucky man dead after crash on I-75
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Family of five and Kentucky man dead after crash on I-75

Shortly thereafter, a collision was reported around the 106 mile marker. When investigators got to the scene they discovered that the pickup truck driven by Bailey had hit the family's SUV head-on, causing ...More..

British PM Theresa May could further delay Brexit vote
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

British PM Theresa May could further delay Brexit vote

Mrs May cautioned that binning her deal could result in "no Brexit at all", while Cabinet colleague Dr Liam Fox said the opposite and argued blocking the PM's deal would see a "no deal" Brexit with all ...More..

Military Take Over Government In Gabon, Overthrows Ali Bongo
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Military Take Over Government In Gabon, Overthrows Ali Bongo

An AFP correspondent said shots were fired near the radio station in the centre of Libreville, the Gabonese capital, with military vehicles blocking access to the site. Bongo, 59, was hospitalised in October ...More..

Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport fears death if returned to family
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport fears death if returned to family

The teenager has tweeted a video which shows her barricading her hotel door with a table and a mattress. "They said "you have three minutes to pack, and you will be flown back to Kuwait tomorrow at 11.15am,...More..

DR Congo election results delayed
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

DR Congo election results delayed

In its last-minute announcement of the postponement on Sunday, the election commission did not say when it would release the results, deepening the mystery and the political tensions. The leading opposition can...More..

Malaysia’s King Abdicates After Two Years on Throne
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Malaysia’s King Abdicates After Two Years on Throne

Malaysia's king, Sultan Muhammad V, has unexpectedly abdicated in an historic first. Prior to his resignation, the 49-year-old had been on a two-month medical leave from November last year before announcing h...More..

Explosives expert killed defusing bomb near Cairo church
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Explosives expert killed defusing bomb near Cairo church

Access to the place of worship is only to be allowed after passing through at least three metal detecting gates. There was no immediate confirmation from officials. The pope will hold a midnight mass Sunday i...More..

ISIS attack in Syria leaves 2 British soldiers seriously injured, report says
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

ISIS attack in Syria leaves 2 British soldiers seriously injured, report says

Trump said the withdrawal will be completed once the Daesh terror group is eliminated. Earlier in the day, Bolton noted that the U-S troops' withdrawal from Syria depends on guarantees from Turkey. It was als...More..

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Arrives in Pakistan, $3 Billion Deal Expected
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Arrives in Pakistan, $3 Billion Deal Expected

The importance of the relationship to Islamabad was underlined by the warm welcome given to Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince. The UAE announced on December 21 a $3 billion bailout package for Pakistan to overcome i...More..

Hundreds of Women Rallying in Paris During ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Hundreds of Women Rallying in Paris During ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests

Protests against high living costs continued for the eighth consecutive weekend, with at least 50,000 people rallying nationwide. Some confrontations took place in other cities around France, with tear gas fi...More..

US Democrats act to end government shutdown
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

US Democrats act to end government shutdown

The White House issued a veto threat Thursday on Democrats' new bill to end the government shutdown, saying it shortchanged "the nation's urgent border security needs". After the November congressional election...More..

White House calls Democrats' plan to end shutdown 'non-starter'
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

White House calls Democrats' plan to end shutdown 'non-starter'

Trump said he was open to working on a path to legal status for hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants known as Dreamers, pointing toward a potential broader deal with Democrats that could resolve ...More..

by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Russian Federation 'not ruling out prisoner exhange' for Briton held on spying charges

Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine who also holds Canadian, British and Irish citizenship, was detained in Moscow in late December. Whelan was taken into custody by Russia's Federal Security Service on Dec...More..

Yosemite Visitor During Shutdown Killed After Falling Into River
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Yosemite Visitor During Shutdown Killed After Falling Into River

The following day, Christmas, a man died at Yosemite National Park in California after suffering a head injury from a fall. Medical attention was provided, but the visitor died from his injuries, according ...More..

Claims that Turkey targets Kurds are irrational: Spokesman Kalin
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Claims that Turkey targets Kurds are irrational: Spokesman Kalin

United States officials have told Reuters a withdrawal could take several months, potentially giving time for US-backed forces to deal parting blows to the militant group that once held broad swathes of territo...More..

Pentagon: Airstrike may have killed USS Cole bombing suspect
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Pentagon: Airstrike may have killed USS Cole bombing suspect

Bill Urban, U.S. Central Command spokesman, said in a statement. Another key al-Qaeda operative, bombmaker Ibrahim al-Asiri, is believed to have been killed by a US drone strike in Yemen in 2017. The AQ...More..

by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Bolton warns Turkey against attacking Kurdish fighters after USA pullout from Syria

The United States of America leaves some of the forces in southern Syria for an unknown period of time after withdrawal of the main troops, reports NBC with the reference to its sources in the Pentagon. Turk...More..

Pope urges Europe to save migrants stranded off Malta
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Pope urges Europe to save migrants stranded off Malta

The two ships, operated by NGOs Sea-Watch and Sea-Eye, are now close to the Maltese coast having been allowed to take up shelter from bad weather three nautical miles off the island. Joseph Muscat, the Maltese ...More..

Man attempting to kidnap woman chases her into karate studio
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Man attempting to kidnap woman chases her into karate studio

The woman thought fast, fighting back and then running into the ideal place to protect herself - a karate studio. As for the sensei, Ephraim says he is no hero, but he would be happy to teach anyone who walks...More..

Trump Tweets Confirmation Al-Qaida Leader Killed
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Trump Tweets Confirmation Al-Qaida Leader Killed

Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali al-Badawi was convicted of plotting the USS Cole attack that left 17 US sailors dead and more than 39 wounded. "Jamal al-Badawi was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2003, charged w...More..

USS Cole bomber Jamal al-Badawi targeted in Yemen air strike
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

USS Cole bomber Jamal al-Badawi targeted in Yemen air strike

Our work against al-Qaeda continues", tweeted Trump. Seventeen US sailors were killed and at least 40 people were wounded in the attack which happened as the destroyer was refuelling in the port of Aden. Cent...More..

The Vice President is Poised to Get a Raise This Year
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

The Vice President is Poised to Get a Raise This Year

The guidance issued Friday night by Margaret Weichert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, stated that the 2018 pay freeze for certain political officials would be "generally applicable...More..

by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Woman in vegetative state for over a decade reportedly gives birth

Her identity was not reported , and was not immediately known if she has family or a guardian. KPHO also learned that the baby is alive. Sources quoted said the baby's head was starting to emerge when a ...More..

DUP politician rules out backing Theresa May's Brexit deal
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

DUP politician rules out backing Theresa May's Brexit deal

He reiterated the party's concerns over the proposed Northern Ireland border backstop, which proponents in Europe and the Irish Republic have called an insurance policy to protect frictionless all-island trade....More..

Saudi to notify women of divorce by text message
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Saudi to notify women of divorce by text message

Flynas said it would start recruiting Saudi women to work as air hostesses by this month, in a new first while creating new job opportunities for women. Past year a decades-old driving ban on women was reversed...More..

New Brazilian president wants to privatise airports
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

New Brazilian president wants to privatise airports

Bolsonaro has also unveiled plans to raise the minimum wage to a rate lower than that which was recommended by Michel Temer's outgoing government, bringing it to about $260 per month-eight dollars less than p...More..

President el-Sisi: Egypt, Israel in close cooperation against Sinai fighters
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

President el-Sisi: Egypt, Israel in close cooperation against Sinai fighters

He also denied Egypt was detaining any political prisoners and defended a deadly crackdown on protesters in 2013. USA television network CBS says Egypt's president has told it in an interview that his count...More..