Global News


Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports
- May 29, 2017

Back home from Europe, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday morning to blast recent recent news reports about coverage of the Russian investigation and a Montana congressional race. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was at the time the head of the Democratic National Committee , in which she said someone in the Department of Justice told her Attorney General Loretta Lynch was containing the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email practices as secretary of state. (more...)
ICSE, ISC results to be announced today at 3 pm ICSE, ISC results to be announced today at 3 pm
- May 29, 2017

The CICSE will declare the ISC class 12th results 2017 on Monday 29th May 2017 at 3 PM. Usually ISCE results are declared along with the CBSE results and this year too, the Class 12 results will be a day after CBSE Class 12 results are declared. (more...)
Trump lambasts 'fake' media for 'demeaning' his social media use Trump lambasts 'fake' media for 'demeaning' his social media use
- May 29, 2017

Earlier in the day, he blasted the media for numerous leaks coming out of the White House that he believes are made up. President Trump unleashed a series of morning tweets stuffed with typos and tantrums Sunday. Trip was a great success for America. "Hard work but big results", he tweeted. Sunday marked Trump's first full day in Washington since he had embarked on his nine-day jaunt through Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium. (more...)
Philippines says foreigners among IS-linked gunmen in south Philippines says foreigners among IS-linked gunmen in south
- May 29, 2017

Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, AFP spokesperson, said on Saturday that surgical air strikes was the best way to do this as the terrorists were hiding and holding out inside private homes, government buildings and other facilities. On the possibility that Dr Mahmud might become the leader of the IS cell in southern Philippines, DCP Ayob said he suspected that was Dr Mahmud's ultimate goal. (more...)
Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural
- May 28, 2017

Of the 28 countries in the alliance (soon to be 29 when Montenegro officially joins), only five (Poland, Estonia, Greece, the United Kingdom and the U.S.) invest the targeted 2 percent of GDP on defense. Mr. Trump promised to launch a review , and said, "Leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security". The president will also see U.K. (more...)
US beats Kiwis on opening day of America's Cup qualifiers
- May 28, 2017

Aussie skipper Jimmy Spithill had Oracle seven seconds ahead at the first mark and 15 up by the second, steadily increased their advantage as the race progressed. It was the third collision this spring for Ainslie, who sailed with Oracle in 2013 and is the most decorated sailor in Olympic history. The British shore team has less than 24 hours to fix the boat before Sunday's races, when Land Rover BAR faces Oracle and Team New Zealand. (more...)
Schapelle Corby lands in Australia Schapelle Corby lands in Australia
- May 28, 2017

She was also reportedly visited by her hired bodyguard, who has worked for stars such as Roger Federer and Lady Gaga. Mercedes Corby shields her sister Schapelle, who has her face covered, in the vehicle taking her to the parole office. "She can run, walk, eat, so, no problem". Her steadfast proclamations of innocence and well-documented fight with mental illness in prison generated much sympathy in Australia, where she was often depicted as the victim of a conspiracy. (more...)
Trump pushes for Mideast peace, but avoids thorny details Trump pushes for Mideast peace, but avoids thorny details
- May 26, 2017

The Israeli part of his visit then resumes with a 1 p.m. wreath-laying ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum. The Western Wall , the holiest site where Jews can pray, is located in east Jerusalem , which was occupied by Israel in 1967 and later annexed in a move never recognised by the global community. (more...)
Philippines' top diplomat downplays alleged China war threats from Xi-Duterte dialogue Philippines' top diplomat downplays alleged China war threats from Xi-Duterte dialogue
- May 26, 2017

Vladimir Putin and Rodrigo Duterte will meet on Thursday, according to Philippines leader, Mr Putin is his "favourite hero", both men have mutual passions like guns and hunting. The next discussion will be held in the Philippines in the second half of the year. The President's trip to Moscow also came after two USA senators filed a bill restricting the sale of weapons to the Philippine police due to human rights concerns over Mr. (more...)
Taiwan becomes 1st in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage Taiwan becomes 1st in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage
- May 26, 2017

Authorities must now either enact or amend relevant laws within two years , failing which same-sex couples could have their marriages recognized by submitting a written document, the court said. Gay activists in China expressed optimism that their country's cultural connections with Taiwan could help their efforts to change the law on same-sex nuptials. (more...)
Mosul residents deny findings of US probe into Iraq strike
- May 26, 2017

Until that point, USA drones and other aircraft had observed Islamic State fighters evicting families in the area and shoring up their defenses in anticipation of the attack, according to the summary. The building's owner had invited civilians who had been forced out of their homes, the report said. He said the 500-pound bomb contained almost 200 pounds of explosive weight. (more...)
Guideline for Conduct Pact in the South China Sea OK'd Guideline for Conduct Pact in the South China Sea OK'd
- May 26, 2017

The guidelines, which are regarded as a milestone, were passed during a two-day meeting of senior officials in Guiyang, the capital city of China's southwest Guizhou Province. Duterte's approach differs from that of his predecessor, Benigno Aquino III, who looked to the USA for support, including in Manila's bid to take China to court over South China Sea territorial disputes. (more...)
Palestinians, Israel police clash at Jerusalem Old City gate
- May 25, 2017

During a plenum session marking the passage of 50 years since the Six Day War and the reunification of the city's western and eastern halves, Netanyahu pointed to the U.S. It was the end of four days in the Middle East, after a packed schedule that included summits, elaborate dinners, and high-stakes meetings. "We appreciate this aid and important support very much and yet I'd like to stress this again- history has shown that Israel's security is dependent on our ability to defend ourselves ... (more...)
Philippines' Duterte leaves for 4-day visit to Russian Federation Philippines' Duterte leaves for 4-day visit to Russian Federation
- May 24, 2017

Rodrigo Duterte's trip to Moscow started on Monday, the Philippine leader will spend five days in Russian Federation. He will then meet Russian President Vladimir Putin - who Duterte previously described as his "favorite hero" - before hosting a gathering of expatriate Filipinos who have settled in Russia and surrounding countries. (more...)
Big game hunter killed after shot elephant falls on him Big game hunter killed after shot elephant falls on him
- May 22, 2017

An elephant shot by a hunting party in Zimbabwe fell on the leader of the group, killing him. According to the website , Theunis "perfected leopard and lion hunting safaris with hounds in Africa". Theunis Botha led his first guided hunting safari through South Africa's grasslands in 1989. Botha's body was taken to Hwange Colliery Hospital mortuary on Saturday. (more...)
US President Donald Trump praises Sisi, says he hopes to visit Egypt US President Donald Trump praises Sisi, says he hopes to visit Egypt
- May 22, 2017

President Trump, Sunday, said that he is planning a return trip to the Middle East with Egypt as a primary stop. Trump will also participate in the Arab-Islamic-American Summit and will meet with leaders of over 50 Arab and Islamic states to discuss cooperation in confronting extremism and global terrorism. (more...)
Trump Can't Catch a Break: Israeli Lawmaker Outraged by Accurate Map
- May 22, 2017

President Trump will lose credibility in the Middle East and across the globe if he doesn't keep his promise to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem , an Israeli government official told CBN News. "These are concessions ahead of Trump's visit that do not harm Israel's interests", an Israeli diplomatic source said. Trump and the GCC leaders watched as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and U.S. (more...)
Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces in West Bank, Gaza Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces in West Bank, Gaza
- May 20, 2017

Led by jailed resistance icon Barghouti, more than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners began an open-ended hunger strike April 17 to demand more family visits, better medical care and improved treatment for female inmates. Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the Gaza-run health ministry told reporters in Gaza that eight young men were shot and moderately wounded by the Israeli soldiers' gunfire near the borders. (more...)
Macron appears at event with Hollande amid preparations for transition to power Macron appears at event with Hollande amid preparations for transition to power
- May 20, 2017

Macron will name his prime minister next week, but could be forced to amend his choice if the legislative elections don't go to plan. Europe and Germany would not simply suffer if Macron fails: they would benefit if he succeeds. "Well aware that many voices have been raised in favor of the candidate of the National Front, the Chief Rabbi calls on all political leaders to take seriously the voters' cry of despair and anger in order to review their platforms and to regain the enthusiasm and ... (more...)
FF 'Will Not Stop' New FG Leader Becoming Taoiseach
- May 18, 2017

Kenny, dismissed as a political lightweight before leading his party to its best ever election result in 2011, built up a close rapport with fellow European Union leaders alongside Finance Minister Michael Noonan, who a number of Fine Gael lawmakers expect will also stand down following the leadership contest. (more...)
United Nations Security Council vows sanctions over North Korea's missile test
- May 18, 2017

The statement from the U.N.'s most powerful body said its 15 members agreed to "take further significant measures including sanctions, in line with the council's previously expressed determination". U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is condemning the latest North Korean ballistic missile test as a violation of Security Council resolutions and a threat to peace and security in the region. (more...)
House Intel Dem: If Trump Recorded Talks With Comey, 'Congress Should Subpoena'
- May 17, 2017

Meanwhile, top Democratic lawmakers led by Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi urged the White House to turn such a tape. The president's original dismissal letter to Comey indicated that he was being fired for his handling of the Clinton email probe. (more...)
Republican Tom MacArthur Faces Furious Town Hall After Amendment to Repeal Obamacare Republican Tom MacArthur Faces Furious Town Hall After Amendment to Repeal Obamacare
- May 17, 2017

Another man, who said his wife had suffered from cancer and whose two children had pre-existing health conditions, told MacArthur: "You are the greatest threat to my life". Menendez criticized the Republican plan because it would make deep cuts to Medicaid - almost $900 billion over 10 years, according to an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office - because it would eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, leading to a domino effect that would likely hike health care costs for women who ... (more...)
Ivory Coast soldiers accept deal to end mutiny: spokesmen Ivory Coast soldiers accept deal to end mutiny: spokesmen
- May 17, 2017

The government paid the mutineers - majority former rebels who helped Ouattara to power - 5 million CFA francs ($8,400) each to end an uprising in January. Many Ivorians are exhausted of the ill-disciplined army. On January 13, they reach a final deal at talks in Bouake, on a tense day involving outbreaks of gunfire at barracks across the country. (more...)
Are you registered to vote in the General Election? Are you registered to vote in the General Election?
- May 17, 2017

Uber will be encouraging young people to register to vote this week by directing customers to the official voter registration page via their smartphones. The closing date for postal vote applications is Tuesday 23 May at 5pm. It cannot be submitted online . The last day to apply to register to vote for the parliamentary election is Monday 22 May. (more...)
North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nude North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nude
- May 17, 2017

The country's official Korean Central News Agency says the missile fired Sunday Korea time was a Hwasong-12 "capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead". Kim Jong-un was present at the launch and was photographed celebrating and laughing with officials. In Seoul, some citizens expressed frustration. (more...)
The Western Wall is 'Not Israeli Territory', says US Official The Western Wall is 'Not Israeli Territory', says US Official
- May 17, 2017

Concern in Israel about the administration's stance on Jerusalem has been intensifying over the past day, after reports emerged of a stand-up row between American and Israeli officials planning Trump's visit, during which David Berns , the political counselor at the US Consulate in Jerusalem , is alleged to have shouted at his Israeli counterpart that the Western Wall was "part of the West Bank". (more...)
Hungary calls for Brexit free-trade deal
- May 17, 2017

But, while May is trying to focus the election debate on Brexit, Corbyn is looking to harness the powerful anti-establishment mood revealed by the European Union referendum, which has roots stretching back to the 2007-9 financial crisis. And she would not have to face voters again until 2022, giving her more flexibility in implementing Brexit. The Lib Dems now have just nine seats in Parliament. (more...)
Democrats see a winning issue in opposing GOP health bill Democrats see a winning issue in opposing GOP health bill
- May 16, 2017

Few people outside the House fully understand the fine print of the new bill, and it's likely many in the House aren't totally fluent on the contents either. The bill has a long way to go to reach Trump's desk - starting with the Senate, which could present an even more hard process than the fits and starts the AHCA faced in the House. (more...)
China's Xi says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism
- May 16, 2017

In addition, Mr. Xi said China would encourage financial institutions to expand their overseas yuan fund businesses to the tune of 300 billion yuan. Belt and Road is seen as part of China's answer to the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, a regional trade pact involving Pacific Rim countries, but excluding China. (more...)