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  • Plane with 71 aboard crashes near Moscow; no survivors seen

    February 11, 2018 3:46 PM 130

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian passenger plane believed to be carrying 71 people crashed Sunday afternoon near Moscow, shortly after takeoff from one of the city’s airports. No survivors were immediately reported. The An-148 regional jet disappeared from radar screens a few minutes after departing from Domodedovo Airport en route to the city of Orsk, some 1,500 kilometres

  • Democrats are playing politics with memo says Trump

    February 11, 2018 4:22 AM 26

    UNITEDSTATES President Donald Trump yesterday accused the Democrats of playing politics with classified information, and asserted that their memo countering GOP allegations about the conduct of the FBI's Russia probe was a trap meant to "blame the White House for lack of transparency." Citing national security concerns, the White House notified the House

  • Trump blasts 'stupidity' of US immigration laws

    February 7, 2018 5:00 AM 30

    United States President Donald Trump says the "stupidity" of the nation's immigration laws is allowing violent gangs like MS-13 to flourish in the US.Trump said yesterday that thousands of gang members are arrested and deported but that some come back and that the situation would not improve until the US changes its immigration laws. Trump said: "Not another

  • Police say extremist shows no remorse for shooting Africans

    February 5, 2018 5:00 AM 18

    A right-wing extremist suspected in the shooting rampage that wounded six Africans in central Italy was "lucid and determined, aware of what he had done" and exhibited no remorse for his actions, an Italian law-enforcement official said Sunday. Luca Traini, 28, remained jailed as police investigated him on multiple counts of attempted murder with the aggravating

  • 2 Amtrak workers killed, 116 hurt in South Carolina crash

    February 5, 2018 5:00 AM 26

    An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a freight train parked on a side track in South Carolina early Sunday, killing two Amtrak employees and injuring more than 110 people, authorities said. It was the third deadly wreck involving Amtrak in less than two months. The Silver Star was on its way from New York to Miami with nearly 150 people aboard around

  • UK’s May under pressure as Conservatives at war over Brexit

    February 4, 2018 4:03 PM 24

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was under mounting pressure today to take sides in the Conservative Party’s civil war over Brexit, as a new round of talks between Britain and the European Union is set to begin. Since becoming prime minister in 2016, May has walked a fine line between two feuding factions in her party: those who want a clean

  • South Carolina train crash leaves 2 dead, nearly 90 hurt

    February 4, 2018 3:54 PM 23

    CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — A crash between an Amtrak passenger train and a CSX freight train near South Carolina’s capital killed two people and injured nearly 90 early today, authorities said. It was the third deadly wreck involving Amtrak in less than two months. Amtrak’s Silver Star was on its way from New York to Miami with eight crew members and about

  • Carnival expected to turn big bucks

    February 4, 2018 5:00 AM 21

    Revellers have started to party in Brazil where this year's Carnival festivities, to take place from February 9t to 13t, are expected to inject over $11.14 billion into the economy. Almost 11 million Brazilian travellers and 400,000 international tourists, are expected to party. The cities most popular for this year's carnival, according to the government

  • Italy PM condemns drive-by shooting of Africans

    February 4, 2018 5:00 AM 20

    Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni has condemned the drive-by shooting spree targeting African immigrants in the central Italian city of Macerata, saying "hatred and violence will not succeed in dividing us." Gentiloni said yesterday that "one thing is certain, that horrendous crimes and criminal behaviour will be prosecuted and punished. This is the law." According

  • More accusation accusations against American producer Harvey Weinstein

    February 4, 2018 5:00 AM 24

    Actress Uma Thurman has accused embattled Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of forcing himself upon her sexually and director Quentin Tarantino of making her perform a dangerous car stunt that injured her. Thurman is quoted in The New York Times yesterday as saying Weinstein attacked her in London. She says he pushed her down and tried to shove himself