Friday, 14 December 2018

World

Et ullamcorper sollicitudin elit odio consequat mauris, wisi velit tortor semper vel feugiat dui, ultricies lacus. Congue mattis luctus, quam orci mi semper

Climate talks must be rescued, warns UN chief

KATOWICE: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sought to rescue deeply troubled climate talks in Poland, warning the battle against global warming is a “matter of life and death today.” The two-week talks are tasked with breathing life into the 2015 Paris Agreement, which vows to cap global warming at “well under” ...

Read More »

Yellow Vest rallies in France to continue despite Macron’s concessions

PARIS: A lead activist of the French anti-fuel tax movement said that demonstrations would go ahead this weekend until all their demands are met. Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux urged “yellow vests” protesters to call off this Saturday’s rally after President Emmanuel Macron’s policy U-turn. He said authorities were not banning ...

Read More »

US House panel probes foreign donations to Clinton foundation

Hillary

WASHINGTON: Members of a US House oversight committee grilled witnesses over the possibility that foreign powers that donated to the Clinton Foundation expected favours in return, a tactic also known as “pay-to-play.” Last week, committee member Congressman Mark Meadows said the panel had received hundreds of pages of documents revealing that donors ...

Read More »

Four dead, 43 injured in Ankara train crash

ANKARA: A high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 43, the Ankara governor said. Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters in televised remarks that “43 people were injured and unfortunately four of our citizens were found dead”, as the fast train ...

Read More »

102-year-old becomes world’s oldest skydiver

SYDNEY: A 102-year-old great-grandmother is believed to have become the world’s oldest skydiver after plunging 14,000 feet through the South Australian sky. Centenarian adrenaline junkie Irene O’Shea said she “felt normal” after a 220 kilometre per hour (140 mph) dive that sent her cheeks flapping wildly. She completed her first ...

Read More »

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a confidence vote from her Conservative party, but more than a third of her lawmakers said she was no longer the right leader to implement Britain’s exit from the European Union. Britain’s March 29 exit has been plunged into crisis by parliamentary ...

Read More »

Democrats gave Iran $150b, says Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump came up with another round of criticism against the Democratic Party on Twitter over its reluctance to allocate money for building the border wall from the US budget. Trump used the $150 billion dollars that former President Barack Obama allegedly gave Iran as an argument ...

Read More »

Three killed in France Christmas market attack

STRASBOURG: Hundreds of security forces were Wednesday deployed in the hunt for a lone gunman who killed at least three people and wounded a dozen others at the famed Christmas market in Strasbourg, with the French government raising the security alert level and reinforcing border controls. Some 350 people, including police, ...

Read More »

Photographer slammed for sexual photo shoot at Great Pyramid

CAIRO: Egyptian authorities are investigating a video shared by Danish photographer that shows him along with a woman apparently scaling the Great Pyramid of Giza and then posing in a sexual position at the famous tourist spot, The Guardian reported. Andreas Hvid, who shared the video on various social media platforms, wrote ...

Read More »