Category: International News

Iraqi forces kill 110 Daesh militants

Iraqi forces kill 110 Daesh militants

​Iraqi forces have killed 110 Daesh terrorists in separate operations against the Takfiri group across the country. A security source, requesting not to be named, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network that a total of 20 Daesh extremists were killed when Iraqi aircraft carried out precision strikes against terrorist hideouts in the al-Malahama and Tel [&hellip

Pope: “Show compassion to migrants”

Pope: “Show compassion to migrants”

The pope of the Roman Catholic Church has urged the US Congress to show compassion and accept those born in other countries as their own children. In a historic address to Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis called on lawmakers to put aside political differences and embrace immigrants from Latin America and around the world. “Our [&hellip

China’s Xi in Washington for first state visit

China’s Xi in Washington for first state visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Washington for talks with US President Barack Obama. Key themes are expected to be Chinese cyber spying, economic policies and the territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Washington rolled out the red carpet for President Xi on Thursday evening, hastily replacing Vatican banners in front of the [&hellip

New man to take over in Volkswagen driver’s seat

New man to take over in Volkswagen driver’s seat

Matthias Müller looks set to succeed Martin Winterkorn as Volkswagen CEO. Until now Müller has headed VW’s luxury car subsidiary Porsche. And just like his predecessor, he is an automotive engineer. Matthias Müller is 62 years old, an age where many others would probably start thinking about retirement. But since the trained toolmaker became CEO [&hellip

US pledges millions to fight Boko Haram

US pledges millions to fight Boko Haram

​Washington is to provide millions of dollars worth of military equipment and training to help African nations tackle the Boko Haram threat. The Islamist extremists have killed more than 17,000 in West Africa since 2009. The White House announced the $45 million (40 million euros) plan on Thursday, which includes the provision of extensive defense [&hellip

WHO says most people in Europe too fat

WHO says most people in Europe too fat

Most people in Europe are too fat, according to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO). It said 59% of the population were either overweight or obese. Its European Health Report also said the WHO Europe region, which includes parts of Asia, had the highest levels of alcohol and tobacco use in the world. And as [&hellip

Pyongyang confirms restart of nuclear reactor

Pyongyang confirms restart of nuclear reactor

​North Korea says it has restarted its main nuclear complex used to produce plutonium for its atomic weapons program. The confirmation has added to fears the pariah state plans to launch a long-range rocket next month. ​Pyongyang declared Tuesday that its Nyongbyon nuclear reactor was in full operation, and that efforts were underway to improve [&hellip

Hungary begins border crackdown

Hungary begins border crackdown

Hungary has introduced tough new laws to stop refugees crossing into the country via “green borders,” claiming it was necessary to control the influx. Passport checks have now been reintroduced into Austria and Slovakia. Tough new border laws and powers to expel asylum seekers came into force at midnight, as Hungary’s right-wing government used a [&hellip

Mexico FM flies to Egypt to seek answers

Mexico FM flies to Egypt to seek answers

​Mexico’s foreign minister has traveled to Egypt to follow up on the case of the recent killing of Mexican tourists by Egyptian security forces. Claudia Ruiz Massieu left for Egypt late on Monday to seek answers from Cairo over an airstrike that inadvertently killed the Mexican tourists. The incident occurred on Sunday as the tourists [&hellip

Brazil plans tax hikes, spending cuts

Brazil plans tax hikes, spending cuts

​The Brazilian government has announced a multibillion reais austerity package aimed at closing a budget deficit. As well as tax increases, spending cuts that would hit health, housing and infrastructure are planned. The spending cuts and tax increases totaling 56 billion reais ($16.9 billion/12.9 billion euros) were announced in an effort to balance the books. [&hellip