Thirty-eight injured in Dzerzhinsk plant explosions

01.06.2019 [19:11]
The number of people injured in the explosions at the Kristall plant in the city of Dzerzhinsk in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod Region has climbed to 38, the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said, according to TASS ...

Japan, Russia to hold 2+2 meeting in Tokyo

30.05.2019 [18:38]
Japanese and Russian foreign and defense ministers are scheduled to meet on Thursday in Tokyo. They are expected to discuss the North Korean situation and the security concerns of both countries, according to NHK WORLD-JAPAN ...

Scott Morrison`s ministry sworn in at Government House

29.05.2019 [21:26]
Scott Morrison was sworn in as Australia`s Prime Minister on Wednesday, 11 days after retaining the position in the country`s general election, according to The Australian newspaper. Along with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Mr. Morrison was sworn in by Queen Elizabeth`s official ...

Lonely Planet`s top 10 European destinations for 2019 revealed

27.05.2019 [16:00]
Destinations in Slovakia, Spain and Iceland have been named Lonely Planet`s top three must-see destinations in Europe this year, according to The Irish Times. Its Best in Europe 2019 ranking puts the High Tatra Mountains, in Slovakia, top of the list ...

Beijing airport cancels 111 flights due to rainstorms

26.05.2019 [14:28]
Strong winds and heavy rainfall hit Beijing Sunday morning, causing over 100 flights to be canceled and delays for dozens of trains, according to chinadaily.com.cn. The capital's meteorological bureau on Saturday afternoon issued a yellow alert for lightning expected in the city ...

South Korean tragicomedy "Parasite" wins Golden Palm in Cannes

26.05.2019 [12:02]
The South Korean tragicomedy "Parasite" has been awarded the Golden Palm at the film festival in Cannes. The jury voted director Bong Joon Ho's film the best film of this year's competition on Saturday night. Bong is the first filmmaker from South Korea to win the grand prize of the world's largest film festival. ...

Gas leak in cargo ship kills 8 in East China

25.05.2019 [19:42]
Eight people died after carbon dioxide leaked in a cargo ship at Longyan Port in East China's Shandong province Saturday afternoon, according to China Daily. Local authorities of the city of Rongcheng said the accident happened around 4 pm in a Fujian-registered ...

More than a dozen injured in central Lyon explosion

25.05.2019 [12:21]
French President Emmanuel Macron called a package blast on a pedestrian street in central Lyon on Friday an “attack” after the device wounded more than a dozen people just two days ahead of France’s hotly contested European Parliament elections ...

China carriers say losses from Boeing 737 max grounding to top $500 million

24.05.2019 [19:13]
Chinese airlines seeking compensation from Boeing Co. said the grounding of its 737 Max jet is on track to result in losses of more than $500 million for the carriers, according to Bloomberg News. The airlines could lose 4 billion yuan ($580 million) if the suspension lasts ...

Theresa May announces resignation as UK prime minister

24.05.2019 [14:14]
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday she will step down from the top government office and as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7. May made a short statement this morning after meeting the chair of her party’s 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady ...

Pakistan conducts successful training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II

23.05.2019 [15:40]
Pakistan has conducted a successful training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported. In a press release issued on Thursday, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the training launch was ...

Saudi Aramco signs U.S. LNG deal with Sempra

22.05.2019 [21:06]
Saudi Aramco has entered into a 20-year agreement with U.S.-based Sempra Energy to purchase liquefied natural gas(LNG) from its subsidiary Sempra LNG, the two companies said on Wednesday, according to Reuters. The Saudi state oil giant plans to become a major global gas player while the U.S. market is undergoing a shale ...

China Eastern Airlines seeks compensation from Boeing over 737 Max grounding

21.05.2019 [22:08]
China Eastern Airlines has filed a claim for compensation against Boeing after the grounding and delayed delivery of 737 Max aircraft since March, Xinhua reported. The airline said that grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 planes had resulted in great losses for the company ...

Indonesia's Joko Widodo re-elected president as rival cries foul

21.05.2019 [15:31]
Thousands of soldiers fanned out across Jakarta on Tuesday after the surprise early announcement of official results in Indonesia's election showed Joko Widodo re-elected leader of the world's third-biggest democracy, according to AFP ...

Zelensky announces dissolution of Ukrainian parliament

20.05.2019 [14:24]
Newly sworn-in Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky announces the dissolution of the Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) and announced early parliamentary elections in the country within two months, according to TASS ...

70% of torture victims in Indian occupied Kashmir are civilians, confirms HRG Report

20.05.2019 [12:32]
The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has released the first comprehensive report on torture in Jammu and Kashmir titled “Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control ...

Austria's Sebastian Kurz calls for snap elections after corruption scandal

19.05.2019 [15:30]
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced on Saturday that the country would have fresh elections in the wake of a major scandal involving now-former-Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, Deutsche Welle reported. Kurz praised his own Austrian People's Party ...

Turkey marks centenary of Independence Day

19.05.2019 [13:09]
Turkey on Sunday celebrates the centenary of Independence Day, which marks the beginning of Turkey’s War of Independence and the emergence of modern Turkey, according to Anadolu Agency. May 19 is a milestone in Turkish history as it is the day when Mustafa Kemal ...

Five killed in Honduras plane crash, no survivors

19.05.2019 [11:53]
Four Canadians and an American pilot died Saturday when their small plane plunged into the sea off the Honduran island of Roatan where they were vacationing, firefighters said, according to AFP. The plane crashed near the town of Dixon Cove, a few minutes ...