Vladimir Putin withdraws Russian Federation from ICC

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters the decision to withdraw Russia's signature had been taken "in the national interest" and was a formality as it didn't change anything as far as jurisdiction was concerned. Earlier this week the UN Gener... More..

by | Published more than a month ago
by | Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Clinton's popular vote lead passes the 2 million mark

But she trails there and in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by too many votes to trigger an automatic recount, said Richard Wolf with the USA Today newspaper. Even more Machiavellian, the Electoral College can't sim...More..

Russian Federation accuses Ukraine of arresting 2 servicemen from Crimea
by | Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Russian Federation accuses Ukraine of arresting 2 servicemen from Crimea

He said "As hard as ties to Russian Federation may now be, we need more dialogue, not less". "This decision is a recognition of Ukraine's agreement in meeting European standards". Regarding the crisis in east...More..

by | Monday, November 28, 2016

Trump chooses South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as United Nations ambassador

Trump praised her ability to bring people together, but many reports noted her scant foreign policy experience . Now McAlister feels the governor's future will be tied to two things - how well she can work w...More..

by | Monday, November 28, 2016

Fillon declares victory in presidential primary

Currently, a Paris lawmaker, he served as prime minister under former President Nicolas Sarkozy from 2007 to 2012. Conceding defeat, Mr Juppe says he will support Francois Fillon. Fillon backs free-market p...More..

by | Monday, November 28, 2016

EU Boosts Support For Ukraine Visa-Free Travel Deal

Ukrainian officials have rejected the accusations. Apart from the issue of visa-liberalization, the European Union chiefs and Ukrainian president discussed the bloc's support for the Ukrainian reform agenda, ...More..

by | Monday, November 28, 2016

French conservatives voting in first presidential primary

Juppe had been tipped as le Pen's strongest rival, but his second-place finish (which ensures him a runoff against Fillon ) doesn't bode well. According to results based on 8,709 polling stations out of a to...More..

by | Monday, November 28, 2016

Longtime No. 2 beats Sarkozy in French conservative primary

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was defeated on Sunday in the first round of the race to choose the rightwing Republican party's candidate for the presidency next spring. With France's ruling Social...More..

by | Monday, November 28, 2016

Trump claims 'millions voted illegally' cost him popular vote

The Republican billionaire's allegations came as steps are being taken towards recounting of votes in the swing state of Wisconsin, which Trump won. Mr. Trump won all these three states but by a narrow margin...More..

by | Monday, November 28, 2016

Xi says US-China ties at 'hinge moment'

Though Obama declined to explicitly offer Trump advice, the president said he'd been served well by selling his assets and investing them in Treasury bills. Still, "societies don't move immediately" and "someti...More..

Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday
by | Monday, November 28, 2016

Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday

Lok Sabha has witnessed a virtual washout of proceedings since the Winter Session started on November 16 due to the protests over the demonetisation issue. "We demand that the Prime Minister withdraw his commen...More..

by | Monday, November 28, 2016

Once Again a Tropical Storm, Otto Could Strengthen Overnight; HWN Still Monitoring

Otto's rains "will likely result in life-threatening flash floods and mud slides", said the National Hurricane Centre. The city, home to around 60,000 people, mostly of African descent, is projected to feel the...More..

Zimbabwe edge out West Indies to reach one-day final
by | Sunday, November 27, 2016

Zimbabwe edge out West Indies to reach one-day final

Such an outcome seemed highly improbable when West Indian spin duo Devendra Bishoo and Ashley Nurse picked up three wickets apiece to reduce Zimbabwe to 89 for seven. They need all their players to stand up and...More..

by | Sunday, November 27, 2016

South Korea president's office explains Viagra purchase

A scandal that has captivated a nation took a new twist this weekend when prosecutors directly linked South Korea's president to alleged misdeeds by a shadowy confidante seen as pulling government strings. Park...More..

Syrian troops capture east Aleppo neighborhood from rebels
by | Sunday, November 27, 2016

Syrian troops capture east Aleppo neighborhood from rebels

An official Syrian news agency said that operations to remove mines and bombs were under way. It said eight civilians were killed in the air-strikes and shelling by Government forces. Rebel-held areas in the ...More..

Somalia: 11 killed in auto bomb blast in the capital
by | Sunday, November 27, 2016

Somalia: 11 killed in auto bomb blast in the capital

There has been no claim of responsibility, but suspicion fell immediately on the Al-Qaeda linked Islamist al-Shabab group, which is fighting a bloody insurrection against the Somali government. "The security fo...More..

Katie taylor claims victory in professional debut
by | Sunday, November 27, 2016

Katie taylor claims victory in professional debut

The six-time European champion peppered Kopinska in the third round before earning the knockout midway through the round. I was looking up. "I never felt like walking away, I knew that there's still so much m...More..

by | Sunday, November 27, 2016

USA blasts Israel for Regulation Law

A committee of Israeli government ministers approved the bill Sunday. The Palestinian Authority is up in arms over legislation that would require mosques to tamp down their loudspeakers during the Muslim cal...More..

by | Sunday, November 27, 2016

Turkish top general visits troops injured in northern Syria

Later on Thursday, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights disputed the Turkish military's account, saying the soldiers had been killed an IS suicide bombing on Wednesday near the village of Waqqah, ...More..

Trump appoints first woman to his cabinet
by | Sunday, November 27, 2016

Trump appoints first woman to his cabinet

In a press statement, the Trump team said , "Governor Haley is one of the most universally respected governors in the country". President-elect Donald Trump has begun assembling his administration - the coun...More..

by | Sunday, November 27, 2016

Wenger admits Xhaka needs more time to adapt to the Premier League

As yet, the Switzerland global has failed to establish himself in Wenger's plans and it's something which the Arsenal boss admits needs to change. "He needs to adapt, then we need to find the balance", the Fr...More..

Nephew of ex-NBA player Camby found dead on Texas property
by | Sunday, November 27, 2016

Nephew of ex-NBA player Camby found dead on Texas property

McGhee was found at 7am Saturday morning, just one hour before volunteers were set to resume a search . On Thanksgiving Day, the Pearland Police Department posted the initial "missing child alert", revealing...More..

Trump tweets that he canceled meeting with New York Times
by | Saturday, November 26, 2016

Trump tweets that he canceled meeting with New York Times

This morning, after Trump went off the leash on the NYT , the sit-down is back on - for now. The statement comes only hours after Trump tweeted that he would not be meeting with the newspaper. "I think Hilla...More..

EPA head: Clean energy train 'has already left the station'
by | Saturday, November 26, 2016

EPA head: Clean energy train 'has already left the station'

She defended the President's domestic policy programme for cutting emissions, which includes the flagship Clean Power Plan created to force states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. It's impo...More..

by | Saturday, November 26, 2016

Blue pills in Blue House: S. Korea leader explains Viagra

On 12 of the 16 working days this month, she took part in no scheduled events. The saga took on a odd twist when rumors swirled of Choi's links to a religious cult, depicting her as a "shaman" who has been ma...More..

Obama Wants No Comparison to Donald Trump
by | Friday, November 25, 2016

Obama Wants No Comparison to Donald Trump

Similar to his post-election remarks, Obama further urged young people to have faith in democracy and understand that progress doesn't not always follow a straight path. European governments, especially easte...More..

by | Friday, November 25, 2016

South Korea signs controversial intelligence pact with Japan

South Korea's main opposition party has called the deal "unpatriotic and humiliating" and threatened to impeach Defense Minister Han Min-koo if the agreement is pushed through. "North Korea has slammed the mili...More..

Speculation grows over Merkel's re-election plans in Germany
by | Friday, November 25, 2016

Speculation grows over Merkel's re-election plans in Germany

The 62-year-old chancellor is expected to talk about a possible candidacy during a Sunday night November 20, 2016 news conference at the Berlin headquarters of her political party, the Christian Democrats. bu...More..

by | Friday, November 25, 2016

Countries Reaffirm Commitment to Paris Climate Deal, Isolating Trump Even More

Post-election tweet: "I think there is some connectivity". President-elect Donald Trump , left, and New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr., right, appear during a meeting with editors and reporters a...More..

by | Friday, November 25, 2016

Turkey withdraws child marriage bill, submits it for review

Opponents of the bill from Turkey's secular parties say it could act to whitewash forced marriages, including of girls under the legal age, by bringing back a law which was voided by parliament more than 10 yea...More..

by | Friday, November 25, 2016

Pakistani civilians, soldiers killed in Indian shelling

Another two Pakistani civilians and three Pakistani soldiers were also killed . The Pakistani military said Wednesday that a "heavy exchange" of fire continued along the heavily wooded and mountainous area t...More..

Nazi-obsessed loner gets life for murder of British MP Jo Cox
by | Friday, November 25, 2016

Nazi-obsessed loner gets life for murder of British MP Jo Cox

On June of this year she was heading to a meeting in Birstall, when a man approached her outside of the library where the meeting was going to take place, and according to witnesses, shot and stabbed her repeat...More..

US OKs Airbus sale of 100-plus planes to Iran
by | Friday, November 25, 2016

US OKs Airbus sale of 100-plus planes to Iran

Although the Airbus is based in France, it must have USA approval to sell planes to Iran because at least 10 per cent of the aircraft´s components are American-made. It was a landmark transaction and one of the...More..

Asthma thunderstorm deaths in the spotlight
by | Friday, November 25, 2016

Asthma thunderstorm deaths in the spotlight

Seven patients had to be admitted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital's intensive care unit. "We will review those", Stephenson said . "No doubt there will be lessons to learn, there always are in these cases". ...More..

by | Friday, November 25, 2016

Bangladesh to send back Rohingya fleeing Myanmar unrest

Bangladesh has urged the worldwide community to settle the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in a peaceful manner, as horrifying tales of murder, rape and arson are emerging from Myanmar. The government...More..

Colombia, FARC plan next move as Uribe rejects peace deal
by | Friday, November 25, 2016

Colombia, FARC plan next move as Uribe rejects peace deal

Colombia's government and FARC guerrillas will sign a new peace accord Thursday, after a previous agreement to end their half-century-old war was defeated in a referendum, both parties said. "We can turn the pa...More..

by | Friday, November 25, 2016

Take advantage of Trump win, expand settlements: ex-Israeli minister

For Israeli Education Minister, Naftali Bennett, the idea of a Palestinian state vanished when Donald Trump was elected U.S. President last Tuesday. During an October campaign event, Trump's daughter, Ivanka ...More..

China to Boost Military, Anti-Terrorism Cooperation With Latin America
by | Friday, November 25, 2016

China to Boost Military, Anti-Terrorism Cooperation With Latin America

Meanwhile, Chile was the first Latin American country to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with China, and the first one in Latin America to acknowledge China's full market economy status. When he saw his photo...More..

by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

When the Harry Potter franchise wrapped up with The Deathly Hallows - Part 2, it's fair to say that the vast majority assumed that was it for the Wizarding World on the big screen. She wouldn't use magic, b...More..

Dollar firms after upbeat U.S
by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

Dollar firms after upbeat U.S

The industrial index, up 0.8 percent on the day, has risen 7 percent since the November 8 US election on bets that President-elect Donald Trump's plans to boost infrastructure spending would benefit the indus...More..

Trump wants Farage to represent UK in US but May says no
by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

Trump wants Farage to represent UK in US but May says no

In a reference to former shadow chancellor Ed Balls' Strictly Come Dancing campaign, he said: "It's a political pirouette of which he would be proud". In the United Kingdom, the people have spoken but the playe...More..

by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

Growth forecast for 2017 slashed, with 2019/20 surplus ruled out

It is probably worth mentioning that the OBR very specifically says in its report that there is an unusually high degree of uncertainty in the forecasts it is making because of the unusual circumstances. Brexit...More..

by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

Malaysian reform group slams crackdown to silent dissent

Meanwhile, despite fears of violent confrontation, Malaysia's Red Shirts held a mostly peaceful gathering of their own in support of the current government and the special rights of Malays and Islam in their co...More..

Unusually late Hurricane Otto takes aim at Central America
by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

Unusually late Hurricane Otto takes aim at Central America

In Costa Rica, officials ordered the evacuation of more than 4,000 people along the sparsely inhabited northern half of its Caribbean coast. "Tropical storm-force winds now extend up to 70 miles from the cent...More..

University of Bristol among the world's best for employability
by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

University of Bristol among the world's best for employability

Latin Americas highest-ranked university is Mexicos Tecnológico de Monterrey (40th), while Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (45th) also places within the top 50. Ben Sowter, Head of Research at QS, said...More..

China Rebuffs Trump Threat to Take Steps to Win Trade Edge
by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

China Rebuffs Trump Threat to Take Steps to Win Trade Edge

China and the United States on Wednesday kicked off an annual high-level dialogue to seek more cooperation between the world's two largest economies, aiming to pave the way for a smooth transition of bilatera...More..

by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

Blast rocks governor's office in Turkey's Adana, five wounded

As with previous attacks, Turkish authorities imposed a media ban, barring broadcast and publication of graphic images or information that might hinder the investigation. Mr Celik said he had spoken to the Adan...More..

Chinese travel site Ctrip.com to buy Britain's Skyscanner
by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

Chinese travel site Ctrip.com to buy Britain's Skyscanner

International Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) belongs to Retail and Wholesale sector closed its last session with a gain of 0.57 percent and closed its previous trading session at $42.26. During last 5 trades the stock stic...More..

by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

Ayatollah threatens response to Iran sanctions extension, putting pressure on Obama

House of Representatives. The 10-year sanctions must still be approved by the Senate and President Barack Obama by the end of the year. "The latest is extension of sanctions for 10 years, that if it happens...More..

Falcons humilate Mali, start AWCON 2016 on high note
by | Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Falcons humilate Mali, start AWCON 2016 on high note

Nigeria will play Ghana in their second group B game on Wednesday, November 23 before they face Kenya on Saturday, November 26 in their last group game. The match which held at the Stade de Limbe in Cameroon, ...More..