China and Taiwan leaders to hold landmark talks in Singapore

The two are expected to handle the meeting in a delicate manner with no signing of agreements or the making of joint statements.


London mosque attack

Responding to the attack near a London mosque on Sunday night, British Prime Minister Theresa May described it as a “sickening” attempt to destroy the freedom of religion in the country. “Hatred and evil of this kind will never succeed,” she said. May further added the attacker acted alone and was “bravely” detained by the public at […]

Paris massacre dominates agenda at G20 summit in Turkey

In the luxurious golf complex of the tourist resort of Antalya, Turkey welcomed the leaders of the 20 richest countries in the world, for a two day summit.

France intensifies airstrikes against ISIL, calls for ‘single coalition’ to oppose them

The French have continued overnight airstrikes on the so-called Islamic State main base, Raqqa, in Syria.

Putin vows retribution as Russia recognises Sinai plane crash was terror attack

The Kremlin recognised for the first time on Tuesday that a bomb brought down a Russian passenger plane last month over the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, killing all 224 people on board.

Syrian troops break two-year ISIL siege of northern airbase

Syrian government forces claim to have broken a two-year siege by ISIL militants on an airbase in the north of the country.

Egypt releases human rights activist

Egypt’s military have released a leading investigative journalist and human rights advocate who had been detained under accusations of spreading “false news”.

US charges three in massive hack attack

Three men, including two Israelis, have been charged in the US with offences linked to a computer hacking and fraud scheme dating back to 2007.

IOC calls for IAAF action over doping claims in Russian athletics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has called for disciplinary procedures to be initiated against athletes found to have violated doping laws.

Germany: train collides with lorry in Bavaria, killing at least one person

A train crash in northern Bavaria on Thursday night killed at least one person and wounded several more, German media reported.

Haiti: at least one person killed in post-election violence in capital

At least one person has been killed in post-election violence in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince.

Brazil: dam bursts, killing several people in Mariana

Several people have been killed near the town of Mariana after a dam holding mining waste burst, engulfing houses and vehicles near the Germano mine in Minas Gerais.

Sinai tragedy: funerals begin amid fresh theories over cause of crash

Funerals have begun to take place in Russia for some of the 224 victims of the Sinai air crash. In the north western city of Veliky Novgorod, 60-year old Nina Lushchenko was the first to be laid to rest.

UK Police and students clash during protest over university costs

Scuffles broke out between police and protesters in central London on Wednesday as students held a rally calling for the end to university tuition fees. Police are said to have made several arrests.

Mexico court ruling sparks marijuana legalisation hopes

In Mexico, supporters of drug reform have been celebrating a Supreme Court decision that could lead to the legalisation of marijuana.

Russia sends missile systems to Syria to protect its forces

Representatives of four Free Syrian Army rebel groups have dismissed a report claiming they would meet Russian officials to discuss fighting Islamic State militants.

Metrojet ‘grounds A321’ fleet, UK advises against air travel to Sharm

In the wake of last week’s Metrojet crash in Sinai, the Russian carrier is reportedly grounding its A321 aircraft while additional checks are carried out.

Ex-Brazilian football star Jose Maria Marin pleads not guilty to bribery

Former Brazilian football chief José Maria Marin has pleaded not guilty to bribery charges after being extradited to the US from Switzerland.

China and Taiwan leaders to hold landmark talks in Singapore

The two are expected to handle the meeting in a delicate manner with no signing of agreements or the making of joint statements.

Police evict Roma from camp in Malmo

Police have forcibly removed about 100 people from a make shift Roma camp in Sweden’s southern city of Malmo.

Russian plane crash: “external factors” blamed

An official for the operating airline Metrojet made the statement to journalists during a press conference.