Category Archives: World

US tells North Korea to end missile tests for talks

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday ruled out a quick return to dialogue with North Korea, as he said new UN sanctions showed the world had run out of patience with Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons ambitions. Speaking to reporters at a security forum in the Philippine capital, Tillerson said Washington would only consider talks […]

Floods, landslides kill 26 in Vietnam

Floods and landslides caused by torrential rains have killed 26 people and left 15 missing in Vietnam’s mountainous north, authorities said Monday. Since the start of August, flash floods have caused widespread destruction in the provinces of Dien Bien, Yen Bai, Son La, Cao Bang and Lai Chau, the Hanoi-based disaster control office said in […]

Passenger knocked out as whale slams into Australia boat

A man was knocked unconscious and three others suffered facial fractures and broken ribs after a whale slammed into a charter fishing boat off Australia’s north coast, the skipper said Monday. The 30-foot (9-metre) vessel was returning to port in the Whitsundays off the Queensland state coast with eight passengers on board when a humpback […]

Scaramucci’s 250 hours of drama as Trump’s communications chief

Standing behind a crush of reporters in the Oval Office on Monday, Anthony Scaramucci displayed few outward signs his unbridled tenure as President Donald Trump’s communications director was about to end. Hands thrust into his pockets and a new government ID badge strung around his neck, Scaramucci watched stone-faced as Trump offered an effusive welcome […]

Russia defends slashing US diplomats as hope fades of better ties

Moscow on Monday justified its decision to purge US diplomatic personnel in the country, as the Kremlin appeared to give up on hopes of improving ties anytime soon under Donald Trump. President Vladimir Putin announced Sunday that the US will have to slash its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 after Moscow struck back against […]

BREAKING NEWS: Missing IEBC ICT Director, Chris Musando is Dead

Confirmed reports reveal that missing IEBC ICT director, Chris Musando is dead. Mr. Musando went missing on Friday evening and was last traced along Mombasa Road. Mr. Musando’s car was found this morning around Roysambu area and was towed to the Kasarani Police station. Musando’s body is currently at the City Mortuary. People who managed to […]

Maduro claims vote win, opposition vows protests

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed victory on Monday in an internationally criticized election for an assembly to rewrite the constitution, but the opposition cried fraud and vowed to keep protesting despite a deadly crackdown. Ten people were killed in a wave of bloodshed that swept Venezuela Sunday as Maduro defied an opposition boycott and international […]

US to cut 755 US diplomatic staff in Russia, says Putin

President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said the United States would have to cut 755 diplomatic staff in Russia and warned of a prolonged gridlock in its ties after the US Congress backed new sanctions against the Kremlin. Putin added bluntly that Russia was able to raise the stakes with America even further, although he hoped […]

10,000 evacuated over new wildfire in France

At least 10,000 people were evacuated overnight after a new wild fire broke out in southern France, which was already battling massive blazes that have consumed swathes of forest, authorities said Wednesday. The new fire came a day after France asked for Europe’s help to tackle the flames already raging in the tinder dry south, […]

US Senate advances health care bill, tough debate looms

Donald Trump’s drive to abolish Obamacare scraped through a key Senate vote Tuesday, with John McCain coming to the US president’s rescue in a dramatic return to Congress following cancer surgery. The vote, which allows the Senate to begin debate on health care reform legislation, was a victory for Trump, who had spent weeks cajoling, […]