Egypt security forces hit by two bombings in a single day

Published on Dec 10 2016 // World
Egyptian security forces were hit by two roadside bombings in a single day on Friday that killed six policemen and wounded six in Cairo and the north of the country, security sources and officials said. The attacks come as the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi faces an insurgency waged by...

Vote puts South Korea impeachment ball in Constitutional Court

Published on Dec 10 2016 // World
After the South Korean parliament’s impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, the spotlight now shifts to the nine judges of the Constitutional Court who could yet slam the door on those seeking to remove her from office. The lawmakers’ vote yesterday suspended Park’s sweeping executive powers, but...

Barack Obama orders ‘full review’ of 2016 election cyber attacks

Published on Dec 10 2016 // World
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama has ordered a review of all cyber attacks that took place during the 2016 election cycle, the White House said on Friday, amid allegations of Russian interference. “The president has directed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of what happened...

Donald Trump Says Won’t Allow H-1B Visa Holders To Replace US Workers

Published on Dec 10 2016 // World
Washington: President-elect Donald Trump has said he would not allow Americans to be replaced by foreign workers, in an apparent reference to cases like that of Disney World and other American companies wherein people hired on H-1B visas, including Indians, displaced US workers. “We will fight...

Laureates to receive Nobel prizes, except Bob Dylan

Published on Dec 10 2016 // World
OSLO: In the absence of rock icon Bob Dylan, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will be the star of Saturday’s Nobel ceremonies when he receives his Peace Prize in Oslo, crowning an achievement that came close to failing at the finish line. After a first peace deal rejected by the Colombian...

CIA says Russia helped Donald Trump win White House: Report

Published on Dec 10 2016 // World
The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the US electoral system, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Citing US officials briefed on the matter, the Post said intelligence agencies...

UN calls on Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to visit crisis-hit Rakhine

Published on Dec 09 2016 // World
The UN has asked Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to visit northern Rakhine state, where the army is accused of carrying out a brutal crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority. The Nobel peace prize winner has faced growing international criticism for not stopping the military’s campaign,...

Paris: Facing worst pollution in 10 years, public transport made free for third consecutive day

Published on Dec 09 2016 // World
Facing its worse winter pollution in a decade, Paris is sticking to controversial traffic restrictions. Paris city hall has barred half of all cars from traveling and made public transportation free for a third consecutive day. A similar scheme will be implemented in the city of Lyon tomorrow as the...

Pakistan plane crash: PIA blames engine failure

Published on Dec 08 2016 // World
PESHAWAR: Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-661 crashed+ after one of its two turboprop engines failed en route to Islamabad killing everyone on board, authorities said on Thursday, even as they began a probe+ into the accident and sent bodies for DNA test to identify the victims. The flight...

Donald Trump Is Said to Intend to Keep a Stake in His Business

Published on Dec 08 2016 // World
President-elect Donald J. Trump is considering formally turning over the operational responsibility for his real estate company to his two adult sons, but he intends to keep a stake in the business and resist calls to divest, according to several people briefed on the discussions. Under a plan now being...

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