News from Around the World

  • Insurance Industry Warned UK Government About Dangerous Cladding Before Grenfell Tower Fire

    - Jun 25, 2017
    The insurance industry warned the British government of the dangers of flammable cladding on buildings a month before the Grenfell Tower fire. The Association of British Insurers told ministers in May that outdated building regulations should...
  • Shocking UK Exit Poll Suggests Theresa May Could Lose Her Majority

    - Jun 8, 2017
    UK Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election in a bid to secure a majority in parliament to bolster her mandate in Brexit negotiations, and her Conservative Party was expected to win in a landslide. While opinion polls showed...
  • Death Toll of the Italian Earthquake is now 281

    - Aug 31, 2016
    The death toll of the Italian earthquake is now 281, and expected to rise. The 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Umbria, Lazio and Marche regions of Italy last Wednesday. The towns of Amatrice, Accumoli, Arquata del Tronto...
  • US Kills Mohammad al-Adnani in Syria

    - Aug 31, 2016
    ISIS spokesman, Mohammad al-Adnani, was killed by a guided missile, fired from a US plane or drone. Adnani was not just the spokesman, but second in command after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and his likely successor. He was...
  • Melting Ice in Greenland May Expose Nuclear Waste

    - Aug 10, 2016
    Camp Century was a U.S. military research center in Greenland, abandoned almost 50 years ago. The under-ice base was officially a research station. In reality it was home to a covert project called Project earth. The base had its own nuclear reactor, with the...
  • Turkey Issues Arrest Warrant for Gulen

    - Aug 9, 2016
    President Erdogan of Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for Gulen following the failed coup attempt. Fettulah Gulen is a self-imposed exile from Turkey who now lives in Pennsylvania. He has been accused by President Erdogan of...
  • Ryan Lochte Found Guilty by American Media

    - Aug 8, 2016
    The American media found Ryan Lochte and three other US swimmers guilty today, after a press conference by Brazilian police. I’m not sure if they were listening to the same press conference as I was. The Brazilian...
  • Pele Withdraws as Rio Olympic Woes Continue

    - Aug 6, 2016
    Olympic woes continue as Pele withdraws from his role of lighting the cauldron at the opening ceremony in Rio, Brazil. Pele cited health problems, just hours before the start of the Olympics.  Preparation for these games has...
  • ANC Suffers First Major Losses in in South African Local Elections

    - Aug 5, 2016
    The African National Congress (ANC) suffered major losses in South African elections, for the first time since Nelson Mandela was sworn in as President in 1994. The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) won local municipal elections in the city of Port Elizabeth. The...