About 100 lawmakers of the U.S. Senate were sworn in on Thursday as jurors for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. BBC reports that Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts administered the oath to the senators. Justice Roberts asked the senators, “Do you solemnly swear that in all...
US soldiers and officers would return home in coffins in retaliation for the assassination of Major General Qassem Soleiman, secretary General of the Lebanese movement Hezbollah, Seyed Hassan Nasrallah, has said. “When the coffins of American soldiers and officers begin to be transported … to the United States, (President Donald)...
Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Moscow Saturday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid escalating tensions following a US drone strike that killed an Iranian general, a German government spokesman said. Merkel, who will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, will discuss “the current conflict trouble spots”...
US President Donald Trump threatened “major retaliation” Sunday if Iran avenges the killing of a key military commander and he warned of massive economic sanctions against ally Iraq if the country expels US troops based there. The twin threats came as Iran announced it was further reducing compliance with a...
More than 500 million animals were feared dead in bushfires that wreaked havoc in east and south Australia. In Victoria, where more than one million hectares of land has already burned, “it is estimated that as many as 500 million animals, including critically endangered species, have already perished in the...
Ursula von der Leyen will meet the Prime Minister on Wednesday in Number 10 to discuss the opening positions of the EU and the UK in the upcoming negotiations. The visit comes ahead of Britain’s expected exit from the EU on January 31 and will provide the first opportunity for...
The United States has released a list of members of its presidential delegation to the World Economic Forum on Wednesday, amid speculation as to whether President Donald Trump would attend the annual event in Davos later this month. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is listed as the leader of the delegation...
Britain’s minimum wage is to increase by more than four times the rate of UK inflation from next year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government announced Tuesday. A 6.2 per cent increase from April takes the so-called national living wage for workers aged 25 and over from £8.21 to a minimum...
An Angolan court has ordered the freezing of assets held by former President Eduardo dos Santos’ daughter Isabel, state news agency Angop reported on Tuesday. Report says it is the latest high-profile case in government’s anti-corruption drive. The asset freeze followed an injunction application by the state, which is seeking to...
A leading European Union (EU) official, Frans Timmermans, has penned a love letter to Britain, expressing his “deep hurt” over Brexit and concluding: “You will always be welcome to come back.” Timmermans, who is European Commission Vice-President, wrote the letter in The Guardian. “Since I went to a British school, you...