Australia condemns North Korea 'satellite'
The Australian government has condemned North Korea's most recent nuclear weapons test, calling the rogue nation a threat to world peace. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told reporters in Canberra the government joins the international community in condemning ...
China expresses regret over North Korea rocket launch

China expresses regret over North Korea rocket launch

07.02.2016 [12:55]
China has expressed regret at Pyongyang's rocket launch, according to the Associated Press. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement that although China believes that North Korea should have the ...
Two planes collide in midair near Port of Los Angeles

Two planes collide in midair near Port of Los Angeles

07.02.2016 [12:28]
Two small planes collided over the ocean just outside Los Angeles Harbor and plunged into the water Friday, prompting a massive search by dozens of boats and divers. As darkness fell there was no sign of survivors, according to CBS News. ...
Clintons made $153 million off speeches: report

Clintons made $153 million off speeches: report

06.02.2016 [21:56]
Bill and Hillary Clinton made a combined $153 million off of paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary launched her presidential bid in 2015, according to a CNN report. During that time, the couple gave 729 speeches for an average payout of $210,795 each. Of those speeches, at least 39 were ...
Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to hold historic meeting in Cuba

Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to hold historic meeting in Cuba

06.02.2016 [20:54]
Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in what could be a landmark step towards healing the 1,000-year-old rift between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity, according to Reuters ...
14 killed, hundreds injured in Taiwan quake

14 killed, hundreds injured in Taiwan quake

06.02.2016 [20:49]
The death toll of a powerful, shallow earthquake that struck southern Taiwan early Saturday has risen to 14, including a new-born infant, as of 9 p.m. according to the island's disaster response center, according to Xinhua. Over 340 people have been rescued. The rescue is still ...
GOP lawmakers ask to travel to Iran

GOP lawmakers ask to travel to Iran

06.02.2016 [18:14]
A trio of hawkish House Republicans say that they want to visit Iran later this month to observe the country’s elections, inspect its nuclear sites and meet with an American held prisoner in the country, according to The Hill ...
Ferry carrying 74 disabled by apparent whale strike off Izu Oshima

Ferry carrying 74 disabled by apparent whale strike off Izu Oshima

06.02.2016 [17:50]
A high-speed ship carrying 69 passengers and five crew stalled off Izu Oshima Island south of Tokyo Saturday after apparently colliding with a whale, the Japan Coast Guard said. No one was injured, but seven passengers complained of nausea. The 164-ton ferry Seven Islands Tomo took damage to its bow, but there is no fear of it sinking ...
Toyota in optimistic mood over China and US

Toyota in optimistic mood over China and US

06.02.2016 [17:19]
Toyota, the world’s biggest-selling carmaker, has raised its net profit forecast for the business year that ends in March. It credits that to increased production efficiencies in its Chinese operations, according to Euronews. In addition favorable exchange rates in the region are boosting earnings ...
Canada lifting some economic sanctions against Iran to 'resume dialogue'

Canada lifting some economic sanctions against Iran to 'resume dialogue'

06.02.2016 [13:21]
Canada is signalling its willingness to re-engage with Iran by lifting a broad ban on financial services, imports and exports, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion announced today, according to the CBC news ...
EU referendum poll tracker and odds

EU referendum poll tracker and odds

05.02.2016 [19:11]
The EU referendum debate is heating up as a draft deal for Britain's negotiated position in the EU has been announced, according to The Telegraph. As renegotiations for a better deal for Britain inside the European Union are coming to a conclusion, the "Remain" and "Leave" campaigns ...
Shell confirms 10,000 job losses as profits plunge

Shell confirms 10,000 job losses as profits plunge

05.02.2016 [18:58]
Oil giant Shell has confirmed it is cutting 10,000 jobs worldwide after its profit plunged in the final quarter of the year, according to dutchnews. Over 2015 as a whole, Shell reported net profit of $10.7bn, compared with $22.6bn in 2014. The Anglo-Dutch company reported a massive ...
German Chancellor to visit Turkey

German Chancellor to visit Turkey

05.02.2016 [17:39]
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Ankara on Monday to meet with Turkey's prime minister as she tries to reduce the migrant influx to Europe, the German government said Friday, according to AP ...
Tajikistan parliament paves way for president to rule for life

Tajikistan parliament paves way for president to rule for life

05.02.2016 [11:38]
Tajikistan’s parliament has backed changing the constitution to allow the president, Emomali Rahmon, to run for office an infinite number of times, according to the Guardian. The 63-year-old has led the central Asian country since 1992, shortly after it became independent from the ...
Prehistoric butterfly' fossils found in China

Prehistoric butterfly' fossils found in China

05.02.2016 [10:58]
Scientists have discovered an insect that went extinct for more than 120 million years and featured many of the traits associated with modern butterflies including markings on the wing called eye spots. Known as Kalligrammatid lacewings, paleobotanists for the past century have known ...
Emirates plane makes emergency landing in Trabzon

Emirates plane makes emergency landing in Trabzon

04.02.2016 [20:56]
A Boeing-777 that was flying from the United Arab Emirates to the UK had to make an emergency landing in Trabzon, Turkey. A problem was detected in the electric system of the Emirates Airlines aircraft which had 250 passengers onboard ...
Royal Dutch Shell’s profit down 56% on slumping oil prices

Royal Dutch Shell’s profit down 56% on slumping oil prices

04.02.2016 [19:05]
Royal Dutch Shell became the latest big energy company to file a damage report on the impact of depressed oil prices, saying on Thursday that its adjusted profit fell 56 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to a year earlier, according to The New York Times ...
Romania's General Prosecutor resigns

Romania's General Prosecutor resigns

04.02.2016 [17:50]
Romania's General Prosecutor Tiberiu Nitu has resigned after being named in an investigation into the illegal use of official motorcades, according to AGERPRES. "Although the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism of the European Commission report ...
S&P downgraded 10 of biggest US energy companies

S&P downgraded 10 of biggest US energy companies

04.02.2016 [17:46]
10 days after "Moody's Put Over Half A Trillion Dollars In Energy Debt On Downgrade Review", moments ago S&P decided it wanted to be first out of the gate with a wholesale downgarde of the US energy companies, and announced that it was taking rating actions ...