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Venezuela’s sanctions-hit Nicolas Maduro says he wants direct talk with Donald Trump

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro (Source: Reuters) Related News Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has said that he wants a one-to-one talk with US President Donald Trump, who has slapped him with sanctions, but stood defiant against “imperialist aggression.” Speaking to a new, all-powerful loyalist assembly he saw installed through elections last […]

by December 21, 2018
Nine inmates killed in Mexico prison riot

Nine inmates killed in Mexico prison riot

The prison system in Tamaulipas, a state racked by the deadly violence of Mexico’s drug cartel wars, had already made bad headlines twice this year. (Representational Image) Related News Nine inmates were killed as gang members stabbed and bludgeoned their rivals to death in a prison brawl in Mexico, authorities […]

by December 21, 2018

China: 36 killed in bus crash in Shaanxi province

The accident occurred at around 11:34 pm (local time) when the mini bus ferrying passengers hit a wall of the Qinling tunnel on the expressway. (Representational Image) Related News At least 36 people were killed and 13 others injured after a bus rammed into a tunnel on the Xi’an-Hanzhong Expressway […]

by December 21, 2018
Donald Trump warns North Korea, says ‘fire and fury’ not tough enough

Donald Trump warns North Korea, says ‘fire and fury’ not tough enough

Donald Trump took specific aim at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying he had “disrespected our country greatly. He has said things that are horrific. And with me, he’s not getting away with it,” Trump told reporters in New Jersey. (AP/File) Related News President Donald Trump warned North Korea […]

by December 21, 2018

Donald Trump administration defends travel ban in US Supreme Court brief

Trump said the order was necessary to review vetting procedures to help protect the country from terrorist attacks. Related News President Donald Trump’s administration reiterated arguments defending its temporary travel ban in a filing with the US Supreme Court on Thursday, repeatedly citing the executive’s broad powers to exclude foreigners […]

by December 21, 2018
North Korea war would be ‘catastrophic,’ diplomacy bearing fruit: Jim Mattis

North Korea war would be ‘catastrophic,’ diplomacy bearing fruit: Jim Mattis

Speaking at an event in California yesterday, Mattis said his mission and responsibility was to have military options ready “should they be needed” but stressed the US effort is currently focused on diplomacy. (File) Related News US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on has warned that war with North Korea would […]

by December 21, 2018

19 killed in clashes between militias in Somalia

“Forces loyal to Muktar Robow pushed the Al-Shabaab fighters out after several hours of fighting. Many people were killed,” Fiqi said on Thursday. (File) Related News At least 19 militants were killed in fierce fighting between Al-Shabaab fighters and president Mohamed Hassan Fiqi backed loyalists of the former group’s leader […]

by December 21, 2018
Malaysia’s 1MDB says $350 million paid to Abu Dhabi for debt deal

Malaysia’s 1MDB says $350 million paid to Abu Dhabi for debt deal

(Source: Google maps) Top News State fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) on Friday said it had remitted the equivalent of $350 million to Abu Dhabi’s government-owned International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC). Earlier this week, Abu Dhabi once again extended a deadline for troubled Malaysian fund 1MDB, the subject of allegations […]

by December 21, 2018

EU Commissioner calls for eggs summit after contamination scare

While a large amount of contaminated eggs would need to be eaten to show negative health effects, fipronil is considered moderately toxic and can cause organ damage in humans. REUTERS Illustration Photo Top News The European Commissioner charged with food safety has called for a meeting of ministers and national […]

by December 21, 2018
Dutch bank ING thrives in Germany with zero-fee, online-only accounts

Dutch bank ING thrives in Germany with zero-fee, online-only accounts

With its bright orange logo and catchy ads featuring one of Germany’s most famous athletes, NBA basketball player Dirk Nowitzki, ING’s ING-DiBa won more than 50,000 new customers in the second quarter. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos/File Photo Top News * ING-DiBa now ranks as No. 3 retail bank in Germany * […]

by December 21, 2018