Sunday, December 16, 2018

Khashoggi murder: Turkey gives official details of Saudi writer’s death

Turkey has given its first official statement on how it believes Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed, saying he was immediately strangled. The statement follows weeks of media reports about the murder...

At Las Vegas rally, Trump backs Kavanaugh, treads carefully around accusations

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump gave a full-throated endorsement to his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday and tip-toed carefully around the sexual assault accusations that...

Taiwan’s stunning 106-year-old mountain railway

Chiayi, Taiwan (CNN) — As a red and cream-colored train chugs up the Alishan mountains of Taiwan, hikers and villagers stop and wave at the passengers on board. It feels like an adventure, harking...

Asia Bibi: Pakistan Supreme Court’s ‘historic’ ruling

This could have been an open and shut case. The complainants had quarrelled with Asia Bibi, and could be reasonably suspected of having dragged her to the court out of malice. The fact...

China strikes back by going after America’s energy companies

The United States has an abundance of natural gas that pollution-riddled China badly needs to wean itself off coal. Eying China's voracious demand, Cheniere Energy, ExxonMobil (XOM) and other American energy companies are racing to...

Brexit ‘a real opportunity’ for agricultural sector, May tells farmers

Brexit ‘a real opportunity’ for agricultural sector, May tells farmers UK Prime Minister was meeting key stakeholders at the UK’s largest agricultural show British Prime Minister Theresa May. Photo: Reuters UK Prime Minister Theresa...

U.S. accuses Myanmar military of ‘planned and coordinated’ Rohingya atrocities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government investigation has found that Myanmar’s military waged a “well-planned and coordinated” campaign of mass killings, gang rapes and other atrocities against the Southeast Asian nation’s...

Rescue crews search for more victims following Greece wildfires

Rescue crews search for more victims following Greece wildfires A fire broke out north east of Athens in the area of Rafina. The wildfire destroyed many houses in Mati, east of Athens (Antonis...

Conor McGregor v Khabib Nurmagomedov the biggest fight in UFC history – White

Conor McGregor's comeback fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov is the "biggest fight in UFC history", says Dana White. McGregor will fight Nurmagomedov for the Russian's lightweight title in Las Vegas on 6 October. The...

Turkey’s Erdogan says court, not politicians, to decide pastor’s fate

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said a Turkish court, not politicians, will decide the fate of an American pastor whose detention on terrorism charges has roiled relations between...

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Trump better have an appetite for humble pie

Trump better have an appetite for humble pie The Observer from 50 years ago How does the old saying go again: the more things change, the...

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