Published on Apr 05 2018 // bignews, Featured, Slideshow, World News
Brazil’s top court rules that ex-president Lula can be jailed
Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court judges voted early Thursday to reject former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s plea to avoid prison. After over 10 hours of session, there were six votes against the habeas corpus and five for it. The deciding vote was cast by court President Carmen Lucia...

Published on Mar 06 2018 // bignews, Featured, Slideshow, World News
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met senior South Korean officials for a four-hour dinner
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met senior South Korean officials for a four-hour dinner on Monday evening, the first time he has met South Korean officials since taking power in 2011. North Korean state media on Tuesday described the visit of South Korean envoys as “satisfactory.” The dinner included...

Published on Mar 06 2018 // Business, World News
Chinese mainland hit $ 131 billion FDI in 2017
China will take a series of new measures this year to solicit more foreign investment, Ning Jizhe, deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission, said on Tuesday. The country will greatly relax market access, promote investment facilitation and encourage foreign capital entry in more...

Published on Mar 06 2018 // Featured, Slideshow, World News
Cryptocurrency entrepreneurs move to disaster-hit areas
Cryptocurrency entrepreneurs have moved to Puerto Rico to build a crypto utopia – initially dubbed Puertopia but now named Sol – where they plan to pay little in taxes. The crypto expats also hope to demonstrate how the city of the future will look with blockchain methods used for most transactions...

Published on Jan 13 2018 // bignews, Featured, Slideshow, World News
Trump’s ‘shithole’ countries’ list
United States President Donald Trump, who seems very much critical to immigrant, once again has been dragged into controversy against his ruthful comments on ‘shithole’ countries. Trump has described Haiti, El Salvador and parts of Africa as “shithole countries” in a meeting with lawmakers in...

Published on Dec 14 2017 // Featured, World News
Children killed as train, school bus collided in France
A train and a school bus have collided near Perpignan in southern France, killing at least four people, reports say. Another nine people were reported to be injured on the bus, seven of them seriously in the incident between Millas and Saint-Feliu-d’Amont. The students on the bus are reported to...

Published on Nov 08 2017 // Featured, Slideshow, World News
Delhi: The most polluted city in the world
Indian capital city New Delhi continues to remain enveloped Wednesday morning for the second straight day and air quality index (AQI) remained severe. At 6 a.m. local time, Delhi’s AQI read 480, while in the outskirts of Delhi, known as the national capital region (NCR), it stood at 445. AQI reading...

Published on Nov 08 2017 // Featured, Slideshow, World News
By Douglas H. Paal A year after his election, US President Donald Trump is making his first official visit to Asia. The 12-day tour of five countries – Trump’s longest foreign trip so far – will, according to official briefings, focus on easing doubts about the reliability of the United States...