Factbox: Composition of Russia’s new government

Factbox: Composition of Russia’s new government

Russian President Vladimir Putin waves towards the crowd as he leaves after attending the Victory Day parade, marking the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, at Red Square in Moscow, Russia May 9, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   MOSCOW, May 18 (Reuters): Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Friday […]

72 bags of cash, jewels seized in Najib-linked raids

72 bags of cash, jewels seized in Najib-linked raids

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak prays before he attends the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) 72th anniversary celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 11, 2018. (REUTERS Photo)   Kuala Lumpur, May 18 (IANS): Police in Malaysia have seized 72 bags stuffed with cash, jewellery and luxury goods from properties linked to former Prime […]

German newspaper drops cartoonist after Netanyahu drawing

German newspaper drops cartoonist after Netanyahu drawing

A cartoon published on May 15, 2018, by German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung depicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declaring ‘next year in Jerusalem’ with a missile adorned with a star of David in hand after Israel won Eurovision song contest. (Screen capture: Twitter)   BERLIN, May 18 (Reuters): German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung said it had ended […]

Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy

Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy

People walk past the building housing the offices of Cambridge Analytica in central London, Britain. (REUTERS File Photo)   Washington, May 18 (Reuters): Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the centre of Facebook Inc’s privacy scandal, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the United States late on Thursday. This past March allegations surfaced that Cambridge […]

WHO says Congo faces ‘very high’ risk from Ebola outbreak

WHO says Congo faces ‘very high’ risk from Ebola outbreak

Packaged Ebola-response materials wait to be transported to the Democratic Republic of Congo in this May 16, 2018 picture obtained from social media video, in Brussels, Belgium. (REUTERS File Photo)   GENEVA/KINSHASA, May 18 (Reuters): Democratic Republic of Congo faces a “very high” public health risk from Ebola because the disease has been confirmed in […]

Chilean bishops offer mass resignation to pope over abuse scandal

Chilean bishops offer mass resignation to pope over abuse scandal

Chilean bishop Luis Fernando Ramos Perez reads a statement during a news conference after a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on May 18. (REUTERS Photo)   VATICAN CITY, May 18 (Reuters): In an unprecedented move, 34 Chilean bishops said on Friday they had offered to resign en masse after attending a crisis meeting […]

As Vatican meeting on Chilean abuse ends, fate of bishops uncertain

As Vatican meeting on Chilean abuse ends, fate of bishops uncertain

Pope Francis poses with Chilean bishops after a meeting at the Vatican, May 17, 2018. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS   VATICAN CITY, May 18 (Reuters) – A crisis meeting between Pope Francis and Chilean bishops about the cover-up of sexual abuse in the country ended on Thursday amid growing speculation among clergy and media that […]

Hawaii volcano spews 6 mile-high plume of ash, could blow again

Hawaii volcano spews 6 mile-high plume of ash, could blow again

A plume of ash emerges moments after Kilauea Volcano erupted in this still image taken from a time-lapse video shot between May 16 and May 17, 2018, near Kilauea, Hawaii, obtained from social media. Gemini Observatory/AURA/NSF/via REUTERS   PAHOA, Hawaii, May 18 (Reuters) – Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano spewed ash nearly six miles (9 km) into […]

Assad meets Putin in Sochi on future peace talks

Assad meets Putin in Sochi on future peace talks

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad stands next to his wife Asma, as he addresses injured soldiers and their mothers during a celebration marking Syrian Mother’s Day in Damascus, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters   Damascus, May 18 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has met his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Russia’s city of Sochi, saying […]

Trump threatens Kim Jong-un with ‘decimation’

Trump threatens Kim Jong-un with ‘decimation’

Washington, May 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has threatened North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with “decimation,” unless he agrees to denuclearise the Korean peninsula.   With the June 12 US-North Korea summit at stake, Trump on Thursday gave Kim two options — reach an agreement to denuclearize and remain in power or suffer the […]

Libya-model not to be repeated on N.Korea: Trump

Libya-model not to be repeated on N.Korea: Trump

Washington, May 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has ruled out the use of the so-called “Libya model” in efforts to pursue denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, media reported.   Trump on Thursday was responding to a suggestion made by his National Security Adviser John Bolton a few days back, and said: “The Libyan model […]