Two arrested in connection with Japanese doctor’s murder in Afghanistan

Two men were arrested in Afghanistan in connection with the killing of a Japanese doctor, county’s eastern Nangarhar province governor Shah Mahmood Miakhel said, Trend reports citing Sputnik. Miakhel said that two suspects were arrested and a team from Kabul arrived in Nangarhar to further investigate the case. Additionally, Nangarhar police chief Mohammad Aimal Niazi […]

Russia commences Power of Siberia pipeline gas supplies to China

Russia started on 2 December Russian gas pipeline supplies to China via the ambitious Power of Siberia gas pipeline or so-called eastern route. Taking part in a ceremonial event via conference call were Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Chairman Wang Yilin. […]

Indian woman who alleged gang rape dies in hospital after being set on fire – National

An alleged rape victim in northern India who was set on fire while heading to a court hearing in the case has died in a New Delhi hospital, officials said Saturday. The woman was attacked in the state of Uttar Pradesh by a group of men that included two of the five she had accused of […]

Prosecutors want Harvey Weinstein’s bail upped to $5 million because he doesn’t always wear his electronic tag

NEW YORK — Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has at times failed to wear a required electronic tracking device, New York prosecutors said Friday, asking a judge to increase his bail to $5 million, from $1 million, as he awaits trial on sexual assault charges. Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi made the request at a hearing […]

‘What are you at?’ Donald Trump presses Trudeau over Canada’s NATO defence spending

LONDON — U.S. President Donald Trump put Justin Trudeau on the spot Tuesday over Canada’s NATO defence spending. “What are you at? What is your number?” Trump pointedly asked, referring to how much Canada spends on NATO defence as a percentage of its GDP. The two men met on the sidelines of a major NATO […]

Disgraced Prince Andrew retains Canadian military roles

Prince Andrew, the much-disgraced Duke of York, stepped away from public life late last month in the aftermath of a disastrous interview on the BBC. In the weeks since, organizations around the world, including the prince’s old Canadian private school, have raced to cut ties with the bungling royal. His own mother reportedly cancelled his […]

Why the Queen won’t vote in the Brexit election

Britons are heading to the polls on Dec. 12 for the country’s general election. With fate of Brexit — the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union — hanging on the results from this election, Queen Elizabeth won’t be casting a ballot. The 93-year-old monarch has seen 14 British prime ministers during her 67-year reign, […]