Showing posts with label breaking u.s news. Show all posts
Showing posts with label breaking u.s news. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Islamic State claims Brussels attacks that kill at least 30

The aftermath of two explosions in the departure hall of the Brussels...


BRUSSELS - Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday which killed at least 30 people, a news agency affiliated to the group said.

Trump says U.S. should toughen up fight against Islamist militants

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, reacting to attacks at Brussels airport and a metro station on Tuesday, said the United States and Western countries should toughen up in

Obama spars with Cuba's Castro over human rights in historic visit

 Obama spars with Cuba's Castro over human rights in historic visit


HAVANA - U.S. President Barack Obama pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island on Monday, publicly sparring with President Raul Castro who showed flashes of anger and hit back at U.S. "double standards".

Friday, March 18, 2016

Congo's Sassou Nguesso seeks first round knock-out in election

Congo's Sassou Nguesso seeks first round knock-out in election
Congo's President Sassou Nguesso speaks during a news conference at Carthage Palace in Tunis. Photo: Reuters


BRAZZAVILLE - Congo Republic President Denis Sassou Nguesso on Friday urged voters to deliver a "knock-out blow" to opposition candidates in Sunday's election by giving him an outright majority that would extend his long rule.

North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea: South Korea

North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea: South Korea
KCNA picture shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un talking with officials at the ballistic rocket launch drill of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army at an unknown location. Photo: Reuters


SEOUL - North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Friday that flew about 800 km (500 miles) off its east coast into the sea, South Korea's military said, days after fresh U.S. sanctions were imposed on the isolated state.

Cuba offers olive branch ahead of Obama visit but slams embargo

Cuba offers olive branch ahead of Obama visit but slams embargo
U.S. 100 dollar notes are seen at a bank in this picture illustration in Seoul. Photo: Reuters


HAVANA - Cuba made a rare gesture of reciprocity to the United States on Thursday, three days before a historic visit by U.S. President Barack Obama, but the olive branch was wrapped in spiky rhetoric against decades-old economic sanctions.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Kremlin says Donald Trump pre-election clip demonizes Russia

Kremlin says Donald Trump pre-election clip demonizes Russia
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about the results of the day's primary elections during a news conference held at his Mar-A-Lago Club, in Palm Beach. Photo: Reuters

MOSCOW - The Kremlin on Thursday condemned a pre-election video in the United States promoting Republican front-runner Donald Trump at Hillary Clinton's expense, complaining that it unfairly "demonized" Russia.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

North Korean leader says will soon conduct nuclear, missile tests

North Korean leader says will soon conduct nuclear, missile tests
KCNA picture shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un talking with officials at the ballistic rocket launch drill of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army at an unknown location. Photo: Reuters


SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country would soon conduct a nuclear warhead test and a test launch of ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, the North's official KCNA news agency reported on Monday.

Monday, March 14, 2016

U.N. rights envoy urges prosecution of North Korean leader

U.N. rights envoy urges prosecution of North Korean leader
UN Special Rapporteur Marzuki Darusman addresses news conference on the situation of human rights in North Korea in Geneva. Photo: Reuters
 GENEVA - The United Nations human rights investigator for North Korea called on Monday for leader Kim Jong Un and senior officials in the country to be prosecuted for committing crimes against humanity.

U.S. sailor arrested in Okinawa for suspected rape

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TOKYO - A U.S. serviceman stationed in Japan's southern island of Okinawa was arrested on suspicion of raping a woman, Japanese police said on Monday, likely adding to complications for a controversial plan to relocate a U.S. airbase on the island.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

U.S., France say Syrian government trying to spoil peace talks

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem speaks during a news conference in Damascus. Photo: Reuters


PARIS - The United States and France said on Sunday that comments by Syrian government officials ahead of a new round of peace talks were a provocation and Russia and Iran would need to show the Syrian government was "living up to" what had been agreed.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Year-in-space astronaut hangs up spacesuit, retires

Year-in-space astronaut hangs up spacesuit, retires
In this March 2, 2016 photo provided by NASA, International Space Station (ISS) crew member Scott Kelly of the U.S. reacts after landing near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. Photo: NASA via AP


WASHINGTON — After spending nearly a year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly is hanging up his spacesuit.
NASA announced Kelly’s retirement on Friday (March 12, Singapore time), less than two weeks after he returned to Earth. He leaves the space agency on April 1.

Peruvians march against Fujimori after rivals barred from elections

Peruvians march against Fujimori after rivals barred from elections
Protest against presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori in downtown Lima. Photo: Reuters
 LIMA - Thousands of Peruvians marched in downtown Lima on Friday to demand the electoral board bar presidential frontrunner Keiko Fujimori from next month's vote after it disqualified two of her rivals in an unprecedented move that has shaken the race.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

U.S. says in talks to base long-range bombers in Australia

U.S. says in talks to base long-range bombers in Australia
File photo of a B-1B bomber taking off for Libya from Ellsworth AFB. Photo: Reuters


SYDNEY/WASHINGTON - The United States is in talks to base long-range bombers in Australia, U.S. defense officials said, within striking distance of the disputed South China Sea, a move that could inflame tensions with China.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Supreme Court rejects Apple e-books price-fixing appeal

Supreme Court rejects Apple e-books price-fixing appeal
An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York. Photo: Reuters


WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Apple Inc's challenge to an appellate court decision that it conspired with five publishers to increase e-book prices, meaning it will have to pay $450 million as part of a settlement.

South Korea, U.S. begin exercises as North Korea threatens attack

South Korea, U.S. begin exercises as North Korea threatens attack
A file photo of a U.S. marine and South Korean marines participating in a U.S.-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang. Photo: Reuters

SEOUL - South Korean and U.S. troops began large-scale military exercises on Monday in an annual test of their defenses against North Korea, which called the drills "nuclear war moves" and threatened to respond with an all-out offensive.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

German minister calls Trump a threat, Merkel lauds Clinton

German minister calls Trump a threat, Merkel lauds Clinton
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a press event at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach. Photo: Reuters
 BERLIN - German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has branded leading U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a threat to peace and prosperity while Chancellor Angela Merkel said it had always been a pleasure to work with Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

North Korea fires projectiles after new U.N. sanctions

North Korea fires projectiles after new U.N. sanctions
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits Taeseung machinery factory in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang. Photo: Reuters
SEOUL - North Korea fired several short-range projectiles into the sea on Thursday, hours after the U.N. Security Council voted to impose tough new sanctions on the isolated state and the South Korean president vowed to end Pyongyang's "tyranny."

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Idris Elba's secret second marriage lasted just four months after he tied the knot with a US lawyer in Las Vegas

Actor Idris Elba left his second wife 'heartbroken' when their secret marriage ended just four months after they tied the knot in Las Vegas, it has been reported.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Buhari appoints Tolu Ogunlesi as his SA on Digital/New Media

President Buhari has appointed Journalist and Blogger, Tolu Ogunlesi, as his Special Assistant on Digital and New Media.