Brazilian billionaire arrested for corruption
Brazilian police have arrested the ruling party’s leader in the senate and the head of Latin America’s biggest independent investment bank as part of a corruption investigation, according to the Guardian. Banker André Esteves, the billionaire CEO and controlling shareholder of BTG Pactual SA, ...
Protesters block Chicago Streets over video of Laquan McDonald's killing
Hundreds of protesters closed a major Chicago intersection Tuesday night after authorities released a "disturbing" dashcam video of the moment a cop shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times last year, according to NBC New ...
Rains continue in Tamil Nadu; toll climbs past 170
Showers continued to lash parts of Tamil Nadu, as death toll in the rain-related incidents mounted to 176 on Wednesday, even as the weatherman has forecast more rains in the next 24 to 48 hours. ...
Hilton hotels hit by hackers as past guests' credit card details stolen
US hotel chain Hilton Worldwide which owns 4,500 hotels around the world, has become the latest victim of a cyber attack with hackers obtaining sensitive credit card information of former guests. The company has not disclosed ...
Georgia tightens visa controls at state border
Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, Georgian Interior Minister Giorgi Mgebrishvili ordered visa controls to be tightened at all state border checkpoints, the Interior Ministry said ...
New €20 banknote enters circulation
The European Central Bank’s new security-enhanced €20 banknote entered circulation today, Nov. 25, according to Coin news. These notes appear as the latest release in the second generation of euros known ...
China's plastic surgery industry set to become world's 3rd largest
China's cosmetic surgery industry will be valued at 400 billion yuan ($62.6 billion) by the end of this year and is expected to double in size to 800 billion yuan by 2019, according to China Daily ...
Russia ceases gas supplies to Ukraine
Gazprom ceases gas supplies to Naftogaz of Ukraine until new payments, according to TASS. Ukraine refusing to buy Russian gas creates risks for gas transit to Europe and gas supplies for the Ukrainian consumers, Gazprom Head Alexey Miller said Wednesday. ...
Powerful 7.5 quake jolts Peru-Brazil border
A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake, initially reported as 6.9, has struck eastern Peru, close to the border with Brazil, said US Geological Survey, according to Russia Today. The quake was extremely deep, some 600 kilometers below ground level. Besides Peru and Brazil, ...
Kremlin says the incident with crashed Russian plane too serious to rush with conclusions
The Kremlin considers it incorrect to talk about any consequences for Russian-Turkish relations after the incident with Russia’s Sukhoi Su-24 warplane, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday, according to TASS agency. ...
Family of Texas boy arrested over clock demands $15m in damages
The family of a Texas Muslim teenager arrested for bringing a homemade clock that was mistaken for a bomb to school demanded $15m in damages and an apology from the city of Irving and its schools to avoid a lawsuit, lawyers said on Monday, according to the Guardian ...
Disneyland PeopleMover car sells at auction for $471,500
A car from Disneyland's long-running PeopleMover has sold at a Los Angeles auction for $471,500,according to The New York Times ...
Turkish jets shot down 'Russian type SU-24 warplane'
Turkish jets shot down a warplane believed to be a Russian type SU-24 for violating Turkey's airspace near its border with Syria on Tuesday, Turkish presidential sources said, according to Anadolu Agency ...
Britain announces $270b defense program to defeat modern security threats
Prime Minister David Cameron responded Monday to threats posed by terror groups in the Middle East by announcing one of the biggest ever defense spending programs worth 270 billion US dollars, according to the China Daily. ...
France sends aircraft carrier to aid airstrikes on Isis in Syria and Iraq
France’s only aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, is to leave Toulon for the Gulf on Wednesday to ease the burden on its warplanes already operating against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, according to the Guardian ...
Putin discusses energy cooperation, Syrian conflict with Iran's Supreme Leader - TASS
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei have discussed issues related to bilateral relationship, including energy cooperation, the situation in Syria and a number of other topics, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Monday, according to TASS. ...
5.2-magnitude quake jolts northwest China
A moderate 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit northwest China’s Qinghai Province today. The earthquake struck the Qilian County of Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai at 5:02 am, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC). ...
Apple and Mastercard to give free Tube travel to Apple Pay users
Apple and Mastercard are giving free Tube travel to people on the next four Mondays. Fares will be free for anyone using Apple Pay and a Mastercard. The refunds will run on all of the Mondays between 23 November and 14 December. ...
Arrests and clashes at Reclaim rally
Six people have been arrested at a Reclaim Australia rally in Melbourne as police worked hard to contain increasingly rowdy crowds, according to Sky News. Police said a 29-year-old man ...