Category: World

Kim Jong-un orders North Korean military to strengthen strike power

North Korea’s leader ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing, state media said Friday as tensions grew over...

Plane wreckage found but Japanese pilot missing in rare F-35 crash

Search and rescue teams found wreckage from a crashed Japanese F-35 stealth fighter in the Pacific Ocean close to northern Japan and are scouring the waters for the...

New Zealand banning semi-automatic, assault rifles after mosque shootings

New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country’s worst mass...

Coalition of 16 states sues Trump administration over emergency declaration

At least 16 states — led by California — have joined to sue the Trump administration over the U.S. president’s declaration of a national emergency to fund a...

Court declares Felix Tshisekedi winner of disputed Congo presidential vote

Congo’s Constitutional Court early Sunday declared the election of Felix Tshisekedi as president, rejecting challenges to the vote by runner-up Martin Fayulu, who...

U.S. Fed chair plays Scrooge as markets tumble following latest rate hike: Don Pittis

With his long face and expressive grimaces, Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell might have played a powerful Ebenezer Scrooge, the repentant anti-hero of Charles...

Putin says U.S. decision on INF treaty could be path to ‘global nuclear catastrophe’

Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a chilling warning Thursday about the rising threat of a nuclear war, saying “it could lead to the destruction of...

At least 20 Afghan civilians killed in airstrike, local officials say

At least 20 Afghan civilians, including 12 children, were killed in an airstrike targeting a Taliban commander in the eastern province of Kunar late on Friday, local...

Sri Lanka politicians scrap as change in PM continues to roil

Rival lawmakers exchanged blows in Sri Lanka’s parliament on Thursday as disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed the Speaker had no authority to remove...

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world’s biggest software company,...

Facebook to ban false information about voting requirements ahead of U.S. midterms

Facebook Inc. will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month’s...

Students in France injured after being deliberately struck by car – World

A man deliberately drove his car into a group of people outside a school near Toulouse in southern France on Friday, injuring three Chinese students, police sources...