Category Archives: World

Trump supporters greet tax law with shrugs and measured hope

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa— Ask someone like Sam Banks about the tax plan President Donald Trump signed into law Friday, and you hear something other than the effusive joy Republicans in Congress put on display this week. The $1.5 trillion plan cuts taxes broadly while bestowing its richest benefits on companies and wealthy individuals. It […]

Spain to seek Catalan leader’s arrest

A Spanish judge was set Friday to issue an arrest warrant for Catalonia’s deposed leader Carles Puigdemont over his region’s contested independence drive, in a move likely to further escalate tensions in Spain’s worst political crisis in decades. The European arrest warrant was due a day after a large chunk of Puigdemont’s government was thrown […]

Apple’s iPhone X hits Asia stores as profits soar

Apple’s flagship iPhone X hit stores in Asia Friday, as the world’s most valuable company predicted bumper sales despite the handset’s eye-watering price tag and celebrated a surge in profits. The device features facial recognition, cordless charging and an edge-to-edge screen made of organic light-emitting diodes used in high-end televisions. It marks the 10th anniversary […]

Harvey Weinstein: Producer expelled from Oscars Academy over sexual harassment allegations

The organisation behind the Oscars has expelled film producer Harvey Weinstein over a string of sexual assault and harassment allegations made against him. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, convened an emergency meeting on Saturday about how to deal with the scandal that has enveloped Hollywood. Dozens of women, including actresses Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth […]

Porn publisher offers $10m for information leading to Trump’s impeachment

Larry Flynt calls President ‘illegitimate’ and suggests he was ‘installed only by the quirks of our antiquated Electoral College’ Hustler founder Larry Flynt is said to be offering up to $10 million for information that would lead to the impeachment of President Donald Trump. An advert is reported to be running in the Washington Post on Sunday explaining the […]

Somalia bomb attack: Death toll rises to 53 in huge blast at Mogadishu’s Safari Hotel

The death toll from a huge bomb blast outside the Safari Hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu has risen to 53, security and medical sources told the Associated Press. More than 60 were injured in the explosion and hospitals are struggling to cope with the high number of casualties. Somalia’s government has yet to release the exact death toll […]

Children died in hot car where mother left them for several hours as punishment

Two toddlers died of heatstroke after they were allegedly left by their mother in her hot car for several hours to teach them a lesson. The deaths in  Weatherford, north Texas, were found by autopsies to be from heatstroke, with temperatures being in th The children were two-year-old Juliet Ramirez and one-year-old Cavanaugh Ramirez, of […]

‘Very well preserved’ 2,900-year-old body found clutching knife and dagger

A 2,900-year-old man has been found in Siberia, still clutching a dagger and a knife. The warrior, who lived in the Bronze Age, was also found with a ‘mirror’ in one of his eyes – possibly to illuminate his path to the afterlife – along with a set of earrings. He was discovered during renovations […]

British mum shot in front her young children after taking wrong turn into slum

A family of British tourists who made a wrong turn outside Rio de Janeiro have been shot at leaving a woman wounded. Brazilian police said a couple and their children, all under the age of four, were travelling in Angra dos Reis, a popular coastal holiday destination about 90 miles from Rio. Authorities said a group […]