Breaking News
Home | World (page 2)

World

Iran ready for more prisoner swaps with US

Not negotiations, says Zarif WT24 Desk Iran is ready for more prisoner swaps with the United States, the Cabinet spokesman said Monday even as he reiterated the Iranian leadership’s stance that there will be no other negotiations between Tehran and Washington, Agencies report. The remarks by the spokesman, Ali Rabiei, were the first after a prisoner exchange over the weekend ...

Read More »

Finland picks youngest-ever prime minister

At 34, Sanna Marin also becomes one of the world’s youngest state leaders, ahead of Ukraine’s PM Oleksiy Honcharuk, who is currently 35 WT24 Desk Finland’s Social Democrats elected a 34-year-old former transport minister to the post of prime minister on Sunday , making her the youngest head of government in the country’s history, Agencies report. Ms Sanna Marin narrowly ...

Read More »

Suu Kyi heads to The Hague for Myanmar genocide showdown

Peace prize winner will lead her country’s defence against claims at court in Netherlands WT24 Desk A momentous legal confrontation will take place at the UN’s highest court this week when the Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi appears in person to defend Myanmar against accusations of genocide, Agencies report. Once internationally feted as a human rights champion, Myanmar’s state ...

Read More »

Houston police sergeant shot and killed

Sgt. Christopher Brewster, 32, was killed on Saturday afternoon; Suspect in custody WT24 Desk A Houston police officer was shot and killed Saturday evening by a man who had been reported for assault, authorities said, Agencies report. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Sgt. Christopher Brewster’s death at a media briefing late Saturday. Police officials said in a tweet that the ...

Read More »

Peace talks with Russia

Ukraine faces new challenges WT24 Desk When new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy sits down Monday for peace talks in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their first face-to-face meeting, the stakes couldn’t be higher, Agencies report. More than five years of fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Moscow-backed separatists has killed more than 14,000 people, and a ...

Read More »

43 killed in Delhi fire

A massive fire broke out in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi area on Sunday morning, which trapped over 50 labourers in a building. Delhi Police has confirmed at least 43 deaths so far WT24 Desk Forty-three people were killed when a fire broke out at a luggage manufacturing factory in a crowded area in north Delhi, Agencies report. Most of the people ...

Read More »

‘All roads lead to Putin’

Impeachment ties Ukraine, Russia WT24 Desk House Democrats are bringing the impeachment focus back to Russia as they draft formal charges against President Donald Trump, Agencies report. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is connecting the dots — “all roads lead to Putin,” she says — and making the argument that Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine was not an isolated incident but part ...

Read More »

Donald Trump calls for World Bank to halt all China lending

President says China has plenty of money amid market jitters about trade talks and Beijing vow to be ‘strong backup’ for Hong Kong police WT24 Desk Donald Trump has called for the World Bank to stop lending money to China, a day after the institution adopted a lending plan to Beijing despite Washington’s objections, Agencies report. The World Bank on Thursday adopted a ...

Read More »

EU distances itself from Johnson’s timetable for post-Brexit trade deal

Leaked communique signals caution over PM’s 11-month timeframe for negotiations WT24 Desk EU member states have signalled a refusal to be bounced into Boris Johnson’s fast-track timetable to strike a post-Brexit trade deal, Agencies report. If he wins a majority, the prime minister has vowed to take the UK out of the EU on 31 January and agree a trade deal with ...

Read More »

Indian police shoot dead four men suspected of Hyderabad rape

The men had been in police custody and were shot near the scene of the crime during a reconstruction WT24 Desk Indian police have shot dead the four men accused of the brutal gang rape of a young vet in Hyderabad in circumstances that have been described as “suspicious”, Agencies report. The four had become high-profile objects of hatred within the country, ...

Read More »