Kenya arrests two top officials for suspected corruption over new…

- Kenyan authorities have arrested the head of the agency that manages public land and the boss of the state railway on suspicion of corruption over land allocation for the new $3-billion flagship Nairobi-Mombasa railway. A train launched to operate on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line constructed by the China Road and Bridge Corporation [...]

2018-08-12T15:40:10+00:00August 12th, 2018|

PM Modi confident of bigger win in 2019 elections: Times of India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Themba Hadebe/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Modi told the Times of India in an interview published on Sunday that his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government is committed to improving the lives of all citizens regardless of faith. Concerns [...]

2018-08-12T15:24:54+00:00August 12th, 2018|

Twenty-six die, tourists stranded in landslides in India

At least 26 died in landslides in India's Kerala district caused by rainfall, and 69 tourists are stranded at a resort, officials said on Friday. Rains in the mountainous Indikki district, an area in southern India famous for growing tea, led to landslides that have buried villages and blocked roads. The tourists, including 20 foreigners, [...]

2018-08-11T12:32:33+00:00August 11th, 2018|

IS this the new way to negotiate….Trump doubles tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum, says relations ‘not good’

- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had authorized higher tariffs on imports from Turkey, imposing a 20 percent duty on aluminum and 50 percent one on steel, as tensions mount between the two NATO allies over Ankara’s detention of an evangelical pastor and other diplomatic issues. U.S. President Donald Trump talks to [...]

2018-08-10T14:24:24+00:00August 10th, 2018|

India to step up use of biofuels to cut oil import bill

- India aims to increase the use of biofuels to cut its oil import bill by 120 billion rupees ($1.7 billion) by 2022 and reduce carbon emissions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Themba Hadebe/Pool via REUTERS India [...]

2018-08-10T14:18:32+00:00August 10th, 2018|

One missing, 1,600 evacuated at flooded French campsites

One person is missing and more than 1,600 people have been evacuated as a result of flooding in southern France, officials said. Torrential rains Wednesday caused the heavy flooding in the Gard region. Police said a 70-year-old German man who was helping to supervise children at a summer camp was missing and was feared to [...]

2018-08-10T13:56:13+00:00August 10th, 2018|

Assange considers offer to appear before U.S. Senate committee

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador’s London embassy for six years, is considering an offer to appear before a U.S. Senate committee to discuss alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, his lawyer said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the [...]

2018-08-09T15:09:01+00:00August 9th, 2018|

Handling of U.S. trade dispute causes rift in Chinese leadership

China's President Xi Jinping addresses a media conference with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria, South Africa, July 24, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings President Xi Jinping still has a firm grip on power, but an unusual surge of criticism about economic policy and how the government has handled the trade war has revealed rare cracks [...]

2018-08-09T15:01:38+00:00August 9th, 2018|

North Korea calls on U.S. to end 1950-53 Korean War

- North Korea said the "military confrontation" between Pyongyang and Washington must come to an end, in order for trust to develop between the two countries. Workers' Party Newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Thursday the solution is a "declaration of the end of war," a reference to the 1950-53 conflict that ended in a truce and [...]

2018-08-09T14:47:13+00:00August 9th, 2018|

Ex-Chile President Bachelet named U.N. High Commissioner for…

- Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet will be the next United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the organization announced Wednesday. The announcement of Bachelet, Chile's first female president and a former political prisoner in her country, was praised by human rights activists. "As a victim herself, she brings a unique perspective to the role [...]

2018-08-09T14:43:56+00:00August 9th, 2018|