Archive / World - 2018
Residents of Russian city protest 'black sky' air pollutionResidents of Chelyabinsk are expressing worry over industrial pollution after heavy smog enveloped the Ural Mountains city this month and remained for two weeks.On Sunday,...Mexican governor, senator killed in helicopter crash -ReportA Mexican governor and her senator husband, a former governor of the same state, were killed in a helicopter crash in central Mexico on Monday,...British professor released by IranA British-Iranian academic who was arrested and detained in Iran on security charges has returned to the UK, the Foreign Office has confirmed.Prof Abbas Edalat,...Migrants rescued in the English ChannelA boat carrying 13 people thought to be migrants has been picked up off the coast of Kent.Lifeboats and the coastguard helicopter were involved in...Scandals brewing, Netanyahu calls early election for AprilPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday called early elections for April, setting the stage for a three-month campaign clouded by a series of corruption investigations...Erdogan invites Trump to TurkeyTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent more troops to Syria's border on Monday ahead of an imminent US withdrawal, as the White House announced he...UK bans puppy and kitten saleBritain is forbidding puppies and kittens from being sold by pet shops in a bid to crack down on animal exploitation and abuse.The government said...5.8-magnitude quake hits TibetA 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Xaitongmoin County in Xigaze City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, at 3:32 a.m. Monday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake...French 'yellow vests' protests target bordersThree days from Christmas, fewer French "yellow vests" turned out for a sixth Saturday of protests, targeting border points as a fatal road accident brought...Thousands protest against living costsThousands of protesters on Saturday took to the streets in Istanbul to demonstrate against the rising cost of living and crippling inflation in Turkey.Surrounded by...US envoy to anti-IS coalition quits over Trump's Syria moveBrett McGurk, the U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned in protest over President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to...Painting stolen in WWII is heading from US to UkraineA painting that was stolen during World War II and later spent decades in a Connecticut home will be returned to an art museum in...South African musician plays guitar during brain surgeryHis skull still open, a South African musician with a brain tumor played several notes on his guitar during a successful operation to remove most...SpaceX to retry US spy satellite launch missionBillionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX is scheduled today to launch a long-delayed US military navigation satellite, which if successful would mark the rocket company's first national...France's 'yellow vests' block borders ahead of ChristmasThree days from Christmas, French “yellow vests” turned out in small numbers for a sixth Saturday of protests in cities and border points as a...Partial US government shutdown set to last through ChristmasThe partial US government shutdown is set to stretch on through Christmas as the Senate adjourned Saturday with no deal in sight to end the...Trump's ‘America First’ could fully emergeWith the angry departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the United States and its shaken allies are about to discover the true meaning of "America...US lurches to shut down as Trump rejects stopgap fixDonald Trump and congressional Democrats stood at stark odds Thursday as the president balked at a spending stopgap that contains no border wall funding, leaving...Fresh 'slave law' protests in HungaryThousands of people have joined fresh protests in Hungary against a new so-called "slave law" that nearly doubles how much overtime employees can work.The protesters...US top court rejects Trump asylum banThe US Supreme Court has ruled against the Trump administration's policy to deny asylum to any migrants crossing the US-Mexico border illegally.The top court rejected...2 arrested for drone use in London Gatwick Airport caseBritish police say two people were arrested early Saturday morning for suspected "criminal use of drones'" in the Gatwick Airport case that has created nightmarish...Rare Washington state tornado strongest since 1986An extremely rare tornado that touched down west of Seattle was the strongest to hit Washington state since 1986, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.A...Almost 700 Catholic clergy in Illinois accused of sexual abuse: officialAlmost 700 clergymen in Illinois have been accused of child sexual assault, a far greater number than the Catholic Church had previously disclosed, the Midwestern...Passenger photos aid seaplane crash probeAustralian investigators have released the final pictures taken on board a seaplane which plunged into a river last year, killing six people.Five members of a...Belgium Prime Minister offers to resignBelgium Prime Minister Charles Michel offered to resign on Tuesday after opponents tabled a no confidence vote in a political crisis triggered by differences over...Corbyn accused of calling PM ‘stupid woman’Britain's House of Commons erupted in anger on Wednesday when Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared to mouth the words "stupid woman" after a lively...Elon Musk unveils LA transport tunnelEntrepreneur Elon Musk has unveiled a prototype underground tunnel in Los Angeles which is designed to transport cars at high speed around the city.The tunnel...Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice overhaulThe Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too...Zimbabwe army used 'unjustifiable' forceZimbabwe's military used "unjustifiable" force against opposition protesters in the wake of this year's presidential election, an inquiry has found.Six people were killed after troops...US officially bans 'bump stocks' on gunsThe Trump administration has banned the use of bump stocks, devices that let rifles fire like machine guns, after promising to do so earlier this...Belgian PM moves to resign in migrant rowBelgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has offered his resignation just days after one of his main coalition partners quit in a row over migration.Mr Michel...'Gender equality at work more than 200 years off'Women may be shouting louder than ever for equal treatment and pay, but a report out Tuesday indicates it will take centuries to achieve gender...US encourages all to participate in electoral process, avoid violenceUS Ambassador in Dhaka Earl M Miller has said his country encourages all to participate in the democratic and electoral process and avoid violence.The US...Little if any progress as partial government shutdown loomsThe fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds has deepened, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common...Russia social media influence efforts ongoing, report saysRussia's sweeping political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media was more far-reaching than originally thought, with troll farms working to discourage black voters and "blur...Chicago police: 2 officers die after being struck by trainChicago police say two officers investigating a shots-fired call on the city's far South Side have died after being struck by a train.Police Superintendent Eddie...US airstrikes in Somalia on the riseA spate of American airstrikes against Islamic extremists in Somalia is the latest in a dramatic uptick in U.S. attacks in the Horn of Africa...Good boy! Service dog gets honorary diplomaWhenever Brittany Hawley went to class, her loyal service dog Griffin was there. If she needed her cell phone, Griffin would fetch it. Even when...May dismisses calls for new Brexit voteHolding another referendum on the EU would "break faith with the British people", Theresa May will warn MPs. Former PMs John Major and Tony Blair...Putin wants government to 'take charge' of rap musicRussian President Vladimir Putin has asked the government to "take charge" of rap music after a number of concerts were cancelled across the country. Efforts...Merkel calls for more unified EuropeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has emphasized the importance of European integration as a path to peace and security, calling for addressing challenges such as digitalization...UN calls for credible probe into Khashoggi murderUnited Nations chief Antonio Guterres called Sunday for a "credible" probe into journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul."It is absolutely essential...Dutch build artificial islands to bring wildlife backDutch ranger Andre Donker sighs as he looks out at the rippling grey waters of the Markermeer, one of Europe's largest freshwater lakes."Once upon a...UK not planning second Brexit vote: ministerBritish education minister Damian Hinds said on Sunday the government was not planning for a second referendum, denying reports that ministers were looking at such...Tear gas in Paris, but fewer protesters and bigger demandsA protest movement that has brought the French into the streets for five Saturdays in a row in a major challenge to President Emmanuel Macron...Nigeria lifts Unicef ban after 'spy' rowNigeria's military has revoked its earlier decision to suspend activities of the UN children's agency Unicef in the north-east of the country.The military said this...Trump names new acting chief of staffUS President Donald Trump has named Mick Mulvaney, the director of the office of management and budget, as acting White House chief of staff.Mr Mulvaney,...More Brexit assurances possible, says MayTheresa May has said it is still possible to get the assurances MPs need to back her Brexit deal, despite EU leaders ruling out any...EU says no to MayEuropean Union leaders have said the Brexit withdrawal agreement is "not open for renegotiation", after appeals from Theresa May. She wants legal assurances on the...Implicated in a crime, can Trump be charged?US prosecutors have made clear they believe President Donald Trump committed a crime. But can they prosecute him? The US constitution does not answer the...