Man killed in Malaysia identified as Kim Jong Un's half-brother

15 Feb, 2017

Malaysian police officials were quoted in news reports as saying that the 45-year-old Kim was sprayed with a chemical spray at a Kuala Lumpur airport and died while being taken to a hospital. A third sibling, Kim Jong Chul, was rumored to have been ruled out as his father's successor for being too " effeminate ", Scott Snyder of the Council on Foreign Relations wrote in 2012.

Kenya Jails Striking Doctors' Union Officials

15 Feb, 2017

They said this will be in protest against the imprisonment of doctors' union officials following the latter's incarceration for contempt of court. The doctors said they were disappointed that "what started off as a labour dispute had morphed into a criminal charge" where "leaders have been taken hostage to force a settlement".

28 tourists dead in Taiwan bus crash

14 Feb, 2017

Numerous passengers were elderly, although the age range was early 20s to late 60s, according to city authorities. Investigators said the driver of that bus intentionally set fire to it in a suicide bid before it careered into a crash barrier.

Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel Prize replica recovered

14 Feb, 2017

I hope the Nobel citation is recovered soon. "I thank the police for speedy recovery of the Nobel replica". During interrogation they told the police that when they had carried out the burglary, they didn't realise the value of the replica of the Nobel Prize but after watching it on TV, they realised it.

Russian airstrike kills 3 Turkish soldiers in Syria by accident

13 Feb, 2017

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lauded the advance of Turkish troops into northern Syria in what he called a drive to cleanse a 3,000-square-mile swath of territory of militants and Kurdish fighters. A military source told Xinhua on Saturday that the Syrian army is a few kilometers away from al-Bab, adding that IS militants have executed 40 civilians in the city over the past 24 hours, for unclear reasons.

Ex-Nottingham Forest FC boss favourite to become next Rangers FC manager

12 Feb, 2017

Telegraph Sport , though, can reveal that Warburton and Weir were on the verge of dismissal - they would nearly certainly have been gone next week - but by offering their resignations they have saved the club around £700,000. "A further board meeting was held this afternoon to discuss this and it was decided not to agree to this additional request but to hold with the original agreement".

Gaza blames Israel for tunnel blast 'killing two Palestinians'

11 Feb, 2017

The comments amounted to a striking recalibration of Trump's approach to Israel just five days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to visit the White House. "I want both sides to behave in a reasonable manner. we could have a good chance of that". When asked whether he planned to fulfill his campaign pledge to relocate the United States embassy to Jerusalem , the president said he was still considering the issue.

EU Stands Behind Ukraine-Related Sanctions on Russia Regardless of US Action

11 Feb, 2017

The two-day trip was Mogherini's first visit to the U.S. capital since Donald Trump became president three weeks ago. After meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and other representatives of the Trump administration, she said in a press conference in Washington DC that such a move could inflame Arab public opinion and be counterproductive.

Yemen doesn't want America to conduct ground operations after Trump's raid debacle

11 Feb, 2017

Spicer previously said that any military mission that results in the loss of an American life is hard to be called a success . "I think any suggestion otherwise is a disservice to his courageous life and the actions that he took". Yemen is among the seven Muslim-majority nations targeted by Trump's immigration and travel bans, which are now blocked in federal court. Seizing the capital Sanaa, the Houthis drove out the internationally recognized government in 2015 and now control most ...

Melania Trump re-files Daily Mail lawsuit

10 Feb, 2017

Those product categories, it goes on to say, could have included apparel, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, hair care and fragrance, among others. The suit was originally filed in Maryland but the judge dismissed it, ruling it had been filed in the wrong court.

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial

08 Feb, 2017

The so-called "Bygmalion affair" began after claims that invoices for Sarkozy's campaign were passed off as party expenses. Executives from the company have acknowledged the existence of fraud and false accounting and the trial will focus on whether Sarkozy himself was aware or taking decisions about it.

Netanyahu pushes Britain to act against threat of 'militant' Iran

07 Feb, 2017

That's why I welcome President Trump's assistance of new sanctions against Iran, I think other nations should follow suit, certainly responsible nations. Downing Street has said she was expected to take the opportunity to raise the UK's long-standing concerns about the implications for the Middle East peace process, although it was expected to form only a small part of the meeting.

North Korea's spy chief has been sacked, reports claim

06 Feb, 2017

Some reports suggest that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un punished the ministry for the harsh treatment of his favorite officials. Although Pyongyang officially denies that the prison camps exist, multiple human rights groups have documented their ongoing operation via survivor testimony and satellite imagery.

US Adds 227000 Jobs in January While Trump Pushes for Even More

04 Feb, 2017

The number of on-site "hard hat" workers shot up by +36,000. In August 2015, Trump told Time magazine that the real unemployment rate was 42%, at the time the Labor Department reading was 5.1%. Against the euro, the dollar is valued at $1.0756 compared to yesterday's $1.0759. Hiring picked up with 227,000 jobs added last month , an acceleration from the revised monthly average of 148,000 jobs added over the previous quarter.

MPs vote in favour of government's Brexit Bill by a thumping majority

03 Feb, 2017

The British government has presented its Brexit strategy to Parliament, publishing 12 objectives that it believes will secure "a new, positive and constructive partnership" with the European Union. This is where opposition parties will push through amendments. 'It is simply about implementing a decision already made, a point of no return already passed.

Pentagon chief arrives in S.Korea on 1st official overseas trip

03 Feb, 2017

Osan Air Base in Korea shortly after noon Thursday. China says the deployment upsets the regional balance of forces at a time Beijing is also flexing its muscles in the South China Sea. South Korean military sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity said Seoul will also request Washington during the ministerial meeting to deploy US strategic weapons on a regular basis to South Korean soil to better respond to North Korean threats, which Washington has been hesitant to do so far in fear ...

BRIEF: Priebus: No regrets that Holocaust statement didn't refer to Jews

03 Feb, 2017

Hillary Clinton's former vice presidential running mate - said on NBC's Meet Press Sunday that it was "no coincidence" the White House issued a "religious test" on Muslims and excluded Jews from the Holocaust remembrance statement. "Is that the thing we want to remember? As our nation secures its borders with thorough vetting and seeks to combat extremism, we must never lose sight of the fundamental values that define our country and our people".

'New Guy' Rex Tillerson Charms State Dept. Employees in First Address

03 Feb, 2017

Tillerson, given his history with Moscow, would not be soft on Russian President Vladimir Putin. In two hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and in floor debate on the nomination, Democrats also attacked Trump's conciliatory statements about Russian President Vladimir Putin and again cited claims of "Russian hacking" of the Democrats during the 2016 U.S.

Miffed with Akhilesh, 'chacha' Shivpal Yadav to form his new party

01 Feb, 2017

Samajwadi party leader Shivpal Yadav has filed nomination from Jaswantnagar seat in Etawah district for the Uttar Pradesh Election as a SP candidate. UP goes to the polls in seven phases beginning February 11 and the SP - in alliance with the Congress - is facing a tough battle from the BJP and the Bahujan Samaj Party.

ACLU And Other Organizations Immediately Sue Trump Over Illegal Muslim Ban

31 Jan, 2017

He was granted a special immigrant visa on January 20, President Trump's inauguration day and arrived in NY with his wife and three children on Friday evening. Syrian refugees were barred indefinitely, or until Mr Trump decides they no longer pose a threat. The response has been swift, with large crowds beginning to gather at New York City's JFK Airport before spreading to airports around the country.

Trump Urges Stronger Push Against ISIS That Could Include Big U.S

30 Jan, 2017

The plan is expected to include recommendations on changes to military actions, diplomacy, coalition partners, mechanisms to cut off or seize the group's financial support and a way to pay for the strategy, according to the language released by the White House.

Theresa May 'to discuss trade' with President Erdogan on Turkey visit

29 Jan, 2017

Talks between the pair came before a meeting between Mrs May and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. British Prime Minister Theresa May has signed a $US125 million ($165.6 million) defence equipment deal with Turkey and promised to push for more trade between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, but cautioned Ankara on human rights following last year's failed coup.

Chinese New Year festival launched in Dublin

28 Jan, 2017

Competition has been heating up amongst airlines to attract travelers looking to welcome the Year of the Fire Rooster by taking advantage of the time off - and a break from the smog. "(In) the fish with the more bones, or finer bones, ... the meat is more delicious". Among them, one should not sweep the house, keep doors and windows open to let in the good luck, wear red or bright colours only and ensure the first thing that they taste is something sweet.

Battles escalate between Syria rebels, al-Qaida-affiliate

28 Jan, 2017

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, previously known as Nusra Front, clashed with foreign-backed rebel factions in the countryside of Idlib -where they both used to share power after the expulsion of Syrian regime's forces almost two years ago. "In the past hours a series of aggressions have targeted our blessed revolution, leading to total confrontation", Ahrar al-Sham said in a statement on Thursday.

Usain Bolt stripped of Olympic gold medal after teammate disqualified for doping

28 Jan, 2017

Carter was part of the 2008 squad, running the opening leg. This means that Jamaica is no longer the official victor of the event and Trinidad and Tobago will instead be awarded the gold medal almost nine years after the Olympic race. Now he has been left with eight gold medals not nine having brought the curtain down on his Olympic career and no longer equals the all-time record of nine on the track set by American sprinter Carl Lewis and Finnish legend Paavo Nurmi.

Knights of Malta chief resigns after condom row with Pope

27 Jan, 2017

The Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM), commonly known as the Knights of Malta, must now present his resignation to its supreme council, which is due to meet on Saturday for this objective. When Festing fired von Boeselager, he accused the German of hiding the fact that he allowed the use of condoms when he ran Malteser International, the order's humanitarian aid agency.

Groundbreaking TV icon Mary Tyler Moore dead at 80

26 Jan, 2017

Mary Tyler Moore , who most notably starred in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show , died in Greenwich, Connecticut, of cardiopulmonary arrest after contracting pneumonia, Moore's rep confirms to ET. The couple walked down the aisle in 1955 and quickly started a family, welcoming son Richie the next year. She became best known, though, for her role in the sitcom titled after her name, The Mary Tyler Moore Show , which ran from 1970 to 1977.

Syria: Envoys gather for peace talks

25 Jan, 2017

The sides also agreed to a joint fight against militants from Islamic State, which alongside Al-Nusra Front has not been included in the negotiations. The Syrian government and Syria's armed opposition, delegations from Russia, Iran and Turkey and UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura attended the meeting held behind closed doors on January 23.

Pentagon Spokesman Denies US' Coordination of Airstrikes in Syria With Russia

24 Jan, 2017

Adrian J. Rankine-Galloway, said the USA military is not providing targeting information to the Russians or coordinating air operations with them. "The Defense Department maintains a channel of communication with the Russian military focused exclusively on ensuring the safety of aircrews and de-confliction of coalition and Russian operations in Syria", he added.

Trump To Start Negotiations on NAFTA With Canada, Mexico

24 Jan, 2017

Meanwhile, Mexican 2018 presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced plans to tour major USA cities in February, raising the pressure on Mexico's government to assert itself with the Trump administration."Enough of being passive", Lopez Obrador of the leftist Morena party said in a statement.

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