Iran may review cooperation with UN nuclear watchdog IAEA if EU pressure mounts

TEHERAN (REUTERS) - Iran will review its cooperation with the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog over any “unjust” measures, Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani said after European powers last week triggered a dispute mechanism under Teheran’s 2015 nuclear deal. An Iranian flag flutters among other flags in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters in Vienna … Continue reading Iran may review cooperation with UN nuclear watchdog IAEA if EU pressure mounts

Bodies of Ukrainian victims of downed plane repatriated from Iran

KIEV (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) - The bodies of the 11 Ukrainian citizens who died when a passenger plane was accidentally shot down by Iran this month were brought back to Ukraine on Sunday (Jan 19), arriving in a solemn ceremony at Kiev airport.  People mourn in front of a memorial for the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing … Continue reading Bodies of Ukrainian victims of downed plane repatriated from Iran

‘Transition’ crucial after political shake-up says Putin

MOSCOW (AFP) - President Vladimir Putin has said he does not want Russia to return to the Soviet-era practice of rulers dying in office without a succession plan, as speculation swirls over his future after he unleashed a political upheaval this week. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he understood what he called people's concerns about … Continue reading ‘Transition’ crucial after political shake-up says Putin

World Economic Forum in Davos faces up to towering global challenges

PARIS (AFP) - Global decision-makers gather in Davos starting on Tuesday (Jan 21) for their annual meeting, with challenges facing the planet - from climate change to conflict in the Middle East - as imposing as the Alps that surround the Swiss resort. In a photo taken on Jan 21, 2019, a man walks past … Continue reading World Economic Forum in Davos faces up to towering global challenges

US National Archives apologises for blurring women’s march protest photos critical of Trump

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - The US National Archives has said it made a mistake by blurring images depicting protest signs critical of President Donald Trump in a promotional display for a new exhibit on women's suffrage. In a photo taken on Jan 21, 2017, protesters walk during the Women's March on Washington.PHOTO: AFP "As the National … Continue reading US National Archives apologises for blurring women’s march protest photos critical of Trump

Yemen missile attack kills at least 70 soldiers

DUBAI (AFP) - At least 70 Yemeni soldiers have been killed in a missile attack launched by Houthi rebels on a mosque in the central province of Marib, medical and military sources said on Sunday (Jan 19). A motorcyclist drives past a wall with banners depicting portraits of late Houthi fighters allegedly killed in Yemen's … Continue reading Yemen missile attack kills at least 70 soldiers

Football: Liverpool have not eclipsed Man Utd’s greatest teams, says Solskjaer

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not call Liverpool the greatest team in Premier League history until they have the trophies to prove it. He still thinks that honour should be bestowed upon Alex Ferguson's treble-winning United side in 1999. Solskjaer scored the dramatic late winner against Bayern Munich in … Continue reading Football: Liverpool have not eclipsed Man Utd’s greatest teams, says Solskjaer

Immobile hits hat-trick as Lazio crush Sampdoria, Napoli woes deepen

Milan (AFP) Ciro Immobile scored a hat-trick as Lazio thrashed ten-man Sampdoria 5-1 on Saturday to consolidate third place in Serie A and keep the pressure on leaders Juventus and Inter Milan. But Napoli lost 2-0 at home to Fiorentina, leaving last season's runners-up without a league win at their San Paolo Stadium since October … Continue reading Immobile hits hat-trick as Lazio crush Sampdoria, Napoli woes deepen

Flooding, landslides kill six in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rains have claimed six lives in southeast Brazil, firefighters said Saturday. Footage on social media showed streets in Espirito Santo state turned into rivers and cars being swept away by raging, muddy water. In one clip, the water almost reaches the roof of a gas … Continue reading Flooding, landslides kill six in Brazil

Ahead of Senate trial, Trump legal team rejects impeachment as flawed

PALM BEACH, Florida (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump's legal team on Saturday (Jan 18) issued a resounding rejection of the House of Representatives' impeachment of him, calling the charges against Trump a "dangerous attack" on Americans and their right to vote. Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump go to board Marine One at … Continue reading Ahead of Senate trial, Trump legal team rejects impeachment as flawed

Sixty killed in Houthi attack on camp in Yemen’s Marib: Saudi state TV

CAIRO (REUTERS) - Iran-aligned Houthis attacked a military training camp in the Yemeni city of Marib on Saturday (Jan 18), killing 60 military personnel and wounding dozens others, Saudi state television said on Saturday evening. Members of the Yemeni Iran-backed Houthi rebels military police parade in the streets of the capital Sanaa on Jan 8, … Continue reading Sixty killed in Houthi attack on camp in Yemen’s Marib: Saudi state TV

Meghan: TV actor gives up starring royal role

LONDON (AFP) - Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, was hailed as a breath of fresh air for the royal family when she married Prince Harry, but the fairytale quickly turned sour. Meghan and Harry attend the annual WellChild Awards in London in October 2019.PHOTO: AFP Saturday's (Jan 18) announcement from the Queen Elizabeth and Buckingham … Continue reading Meghan: TV actor gives up starring royal role