Category: International News

Nepal closes int’l airport to big jets

Nepal closes int’l airport to big jets

​Nepal has shut its only international airport to big airplanes bringing in relief supplies and aid workers to help the survivors of last week’s devastating earthquake. On Sunday, earthquake-stricken Nepal was forced to close Tribhuwan International Airport, located on the outskirts of the capital, Kathmandu, as the runway cannot handle the strain of the stream [&hellip

US: No civilians killed in northern Syria

US: No civilians killed in northern Syria

​The United States has denied a report that dozens of civilians were killed by US airstrikes in northern Syria last week, saying those killed were ISIL terrorists. At least 52 civilians, including seven children, were killed in the airstrikes overnight Thursday into Friday on the village of Birmahle in Aleppo province, said the UK-based so-called [&hellip

Merkel under pressure over BND scandal

Merkel under pressure over BND scandal

​Chancellor Merkel’s coalition partners are upping the pressure on her office over the latest allegations against Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, the BND. An opposition leader wants her to testify under oath. Ralf Stegner, the deputy chairman of the Social Democrats (SPD), with which Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democrats govern in a grand coalition, used a newspaper [&hellip

’1,000 Europeans missing in Nepal quake’

’1,000 Europeans missing in Nepal quake’

​Some one thousand people, mostly tourists, from the European Union are still unaccounted for in Nepal nearly a week after a devastating earthquake rocked the South Asian country, EU ambassador to Nepal Rensje Teerink says. Speaking to reporters in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, on Friday, Teerink added that the missing EU nationals were mostly trekking [&hellip

Saudi prince slams king’s reshuffle

Saudi prince slams king’s reshuffle

​Outspoken Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has strongly criticized the recent reshuffle announced by King Salman, arguing that the measure runs contrary to the principles of the oil-rich kingdom. In a statement posted on his Twitter account on Friday, the 84-year-old Saudi prince termed the decision as “impulsive,” demanding a meeting to exchange [&hellip

Western ‘spies’ expelled from E Ukraine

Western ‘spies’ expelled from E Ukraine

​Pro-Russian forces in Ukraine say they have expelled seven US and European members of an international non-governmental organization (NGO) for carrying out spying activities in the country’s eastern regions. On Thursday, the pro-Russians’ self-declared ministry of security said in a statement that seven American and European members of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) had been [&hellip

Vietnam PM slams ‘barbarous US crimes’

Vietnam PM slams ‘barbarous US crimes’

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has denounced the “barbarous crimes” of the United States during its military intervention in the Southeast Asian country in the 1960s and 70s. “They committed countless barbarous crimes, caused immeasurable losses and pain to our people and country,” he said in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday to celebrate [&hellip

UN offers power-sharing plan for Libya

UN offers power-sharing plan for Libya

The United Nations envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, has issued a deadline to the country’s warring sides to respond to his latest plan for a power-sharing agreement, diplomats say. Leon stated in a closed-door UN Security Council meeting on Wednesday that he was “hopeful” a deal could be reached, according to diplomats who attended the [&hellip

Dawson heads Hull towards safety

Dawson heads Hull towards safety

​Michael Dawson’s first ever goal for Hull secured three crucial points in the relegation fight with a 1-0 victory at home to Liverpool. The centre-back, who signed from Tottenham last summer, rose unmarked and onside on 37 minutes to head home Ahmed Elmohamady’s cross. Liverpool struggled to create clear-cut chances, going closest in the first [&hellip

‘Greece, creditors may reach deal soon’

‘Greece, creditors may reach deal soon’

​Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says his country and its international creditors may reach a debt deal by early May. “Our goal… is to reach a first agreement this week if possible, or next week at the latest,” Tsipras told Greece’s Star TV late Monday, adding, “I believe we are close.” The debt-ridden country is [&hellip