Category: Global

Naked people including a Brit and Australian fined on Thai beach

The group aged between 17 and 20 stripped off on Ao Nang beach and were in the water for around ten minutes in Krabi, southern Thailand on Monday night.

/ July 18, 2019

“There Is No Successful Strategy…That Involves Casting Them Out”: Inside the Struggle Between Nancy Pelosi and the Squad

On Monday, Donald Trump handed Nancy Pelosi an opportunity to reclaim the narrative, and, swiftly, she took it. “This morning,” she wrote in a letter to her caucus, “the president doubled down on his attacks on our four colleagues”—Congresswomen Alexandria...

/ July 17, 2019

The New European Commission President: Von Der Leyen’s Election Is a Big Moment for Europe

July 17, 2019  03:44 PM Remember the Social Democratic Party's (SPD) campaign poster from the European elections in 2014? "A German will only become president of the European Commission if you elect Martin Schulz and the SPD," it read. At...

/ July 17, 2019

Brit holidaymaker zooms down Spanish waterslide before snapping neck in two places

These are the fun filled seconds before a young British holidaymaker's life is changed forever after a horrifying freak accident at Spanish waterpark left him paralysed.Moments after splashing into a pool at the end of a slide 23-year-old David Briffaut...

/ July 16, 2019

“We Should Not Take the Bait”: AOC and the Squad Denounce Trump’s “Hateful Rhetoric” as a “Distraction”

Representatives Ayanna Presley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib forcefully shot down President Donald Trump's racist remarks telling the women of color to “go back” to their countries in a press conference Monday. The four U.S. citizens—who, excepting the...

/ July 16, 2019

‘British man’ falls to his death from a cliff while hiking in Majorca 

The body of a man thought to be a missing American hiker has been found at the base of a cliff in Majorca.Firefighters discovered his body in the Tramuntana mountains around 10am on Monday after a lengthy search which began...

/ July 15, 2019

‘Euro Orphans’: The Romanian Children Growing up Without Their Parents

July 15, 2019  10:09 AM Global Societies All Articles Nicoleta's mother is happy to see her daughter. "How did math go?" she asks. "Good," her daughter responds. "I'm going to tutoring again later. The teacher said he'll pick me up....

/ July 15, 2019

R Kelly indictments accuse singer of running underage sex ring, paying off rape victim’s family

R Kelly appeared in an Illinois federal court on Friday for an extradition hearing on the federal charges filed against him in New York.The embattled singer, 52, was indicted by a federal grand jury in New York on Wednesday, and...

/ July 13, 2019

Saudi women ‘will be able to leave the country from later this year’

Saudi women will be allowed to travel without a man's permission as early as this year under planned reforms, it is reported. Under the kingdom's current 'guardianship' laws, women of all ages need the consent of a male relative to travel...

/ July 12, 2019

Devastated grandfather of toddler who died falling from his arms on cruise ship arrives in Chicago

The doting grandfather who was holding an Indiana toddler moments before her fatal plunge from the side of a cruise ship jetted back to the US today - after failing to give a witness statement to Puerto Rican investigators. Chloe Weigand...

/ July 12, 2019

Trump Is Reportedly Ready to Oust Dan Coats

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats may be on his way out of the White House—for real this time. Rumors of Coats' potential departure were renewed once again Friday, as multiple outlets reported that President Donald Trump is “eager” to...

/ July 12, 2019

Far-Right AfD: Germany’s Populist Party Embraces Its Extremist Wing

July 12, 2019  07:16 PM It was the video that proved decisive. Four minutes of images of Björn Höcke, the leader of the far-right nationalist wing of the right-wing populist AfD party, the so-called "Flügel." It showed him jogging through...

/ July 12, 2019

A Question of Trust: Ursula Von Der Leyen Recruits Team to Win Over Brussels

July 12, 2019  07:15 PM Ursula von der Leyen, who is currently being shielded from journalists like a pop star from groupies, is taking a break in front of the International Press Center in Brussel's European Quarter. She repeatedly throws...

/ July 12, 2019

Acosta Resigns as Labor Secretary Over Coddling Jeffrey Epstein

Former US Attorney Alex Acosta has resigned in disgrace from his post as Labor secretary amid a tidal wave of scrutiny over his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein child sexual abuse case in 2008. Acosta has faced significant criticism for...

/ July 12, 2019

Gibraltar police arrest captain and officer of seized Iranian tanker

The United States and its allies are discussing plans to provide naval escorts for oil tankers through the Gulf, a top US general said today after the Royal Navy were forced to defend UK vessels from an Iranian boats.  It comes...

/ July 11, 2019

Feeding People With Science: Plant Researchers Brace for Population Explosion

July 11, 2019  11:52 AM If the progress of the last 60 years had to be depicted in only four figures, this is what they would be: In 1960, global agriculture produced an average of 200 kilograms (around 400 pounds)...

/ July 11, 2019

The Winklevoss Twins Are Fine With Zuckerberg Entering Their Crypto Game

Facebook's cryptocurrency announcement has drawn widespread ire from lawmakers—but at least CEO Mark Zuckerberg's longtime rivals are happy about the tech giant invading the crypto sphere. Twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss spoke out about Facebook's new cryptocurrency, Libra, for the...

/ July 11, 2019

Julio Iglesias LOSES paternity case after Spanish court rules he IS the father of man

Julio Iglesias has lost a three-decade-long paternity dispute as a Spanish court today ruled that he did father a son with a Portuguese dancer. Maria Edite has been trying to prove that her 43-year-old son Javier Sanchez-Santos is the child of...

/ July 10, 2019

EasyJet plane crashes into a parked KLM jet at Schiphol airport

An EasyJet plane bound for London crashed into another aircraft on the tarmac at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport this morning. The Airbus A320 collided with a parked Boeing jet while it was pushing back from the terminal. Passengers said the Airbus's wing had become...

/ July 9, 2019

A Heroine and a Figure of Hate: Carola Rackete and Europe’s Troubling Refugee Policies 

July 09, 2019  03:58 PM It's been four days since Isaac, Fréderic and their friends arrived in the port of Lampedusa on board the Sea-Watch 3, captained by Carola Rackete. They can hardly believe they're really here. The sun is...

/ July 9, 2019