Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

World News

Asian markets slip as investors take step back

Hong Kong - Asian stocks turned negative Friday and oil prices retreated along with the dollar as investors took a step back from a recent rally, while caution set in ahead of a crunch referendum in Italy at the weekend.

Asian markets rally, energy firms soar on OPEC deal

Hong Kong - Energy shares led a rally across Asian markets Thursday after OPEC hammered out a last-minute deal to cut oil output for the first time in eight years, which sent crude prices soaring almost 10 percent.

World reacts to death of Cuba's Fidel Castro

Paris - The death of Cuba's Fidel Castro prompted reaction across the spectrum Saturday with some world leaders describing him as a friend and ally, while rights groups recalled his repression of basic freedoms.

Trump tough talk on torture, drones has Human Rights Watch on guard

Paris - Human Rights Watch chief Kenneth Roth said he was keeping a close eye on "warning signs" from US President-elect Donald Trump after the Republican's tough talk during his campaign about torture and drone strikes.

Terrorism deaths fall in 2015: annual global index

London - Terrorism deaths fell last year thanks to a weakening of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Boko Haram in Nigeria, but both groups expanded their geographic reach, a new index revealed Wednesday.

OPEC pumping oil at record levels ahead of crunch meeting: IEA

Paris - Output by OPEC oil producers has reached record levels, the International Energy Agency said Thursday, raising fears a global oil glut will continue to weigh on markets unless the cartel agrees on a cut.

'Unpredictable' Trump foreign policy leaves world guessing

Washington - Build a wall, make nice with Moscow, tear up free trade deals and force Washington's allies to pay more for their own security. OK, and then what?

Populist surge on several continents

Paris - Donald Trump's election as US president is the latest example of surging political populism fuelled by supporters' fears that globalisation is leaving them behind.Here are examples from three continents: - Making America Great Again?

What Trump's foreign critics said before he won

Paris - US president-elect Donald Trump was often scorned as he campaigned for office, and many of those who spoke harshly of him will now have to accommodate the unpredictable Republican tycoon.

'Catastrophe', 'tragedy': world media target 'dangerous' Trump

Paris - Catastrophe, tragedy, humiliation. The world's press reacted with shock at the astonishing election victory of Donald Trump, describing the US president-elect as "dangerous" and unpredictable.

World leaders take stock of shock Trump win

Paris - Politicians worldwide took stock Wednesday of Donald Trump's shock US election victory, with the president-elect winning praise from far-right figures and a cautious welcome from key US allies.

Shock and awe at Trump's rise to power

Paris - Donald Trump's extraordinary US election victory sent shockwaves across the world on Wednesday, as opponents braced for a "dangerous" leader in the White House while fellow populists hailed a ballot-box revolution by ordinary people.

Oil down as Trump leads in knife-edge US vote

Singapore - Oil prices were down in Asia on Wednesday as Republican candidate Donald Trump appeared poised to beat Democratic rival and market favourite Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.

Wine production to fall worldwide in 2016

Paris - Global wine production this year is expected to be among the lowest for 20 years, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine said Thursday.

World's longest-reigning monarchs

Paris - Following the death of Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has become the world longest-reigning monarch at 64 years.King Bhumibol, who died on Thursday, reigned for 70 years after assuming the throne at the age of 18.

10 countries host half world's refugees: Amnesty

London - Ten countries accounting for 2.5 percent of world GDP are hosting more than half the world's refugees, Amnesty International said Tuesday as it slammed what it called the selfishness of wealthy nations.

Obama declares new marine reserve at Oceans summit

Washington - US President Barack Obama was to announce the creation of a new marine reserve on Thursday as Washington hosted a major world summit on protecting the planet's oceans.

Asian markets sink as Fed rate talk brews

Hong Kong - Asian stocks tumbled Monday, extending last week's global sell-off as comments from top central bankers rang alarm bells on trading floors that the days of cheap money could be numbered.

States agree to clear cluster bombs worldwide by 2030

Geneva - More than 100 countries pledged Wednesday to clear unexploded cluster munitions used in conflict zones worldwide by 2030, a new step in the unfinished battle to prevent deaths by the weapons.

Russia using cluster bombs in Syria, campaigners say

Geneva - Evidence is growing that Russia is behind a significant increase in the use of cluster bombs in Syria, campaigners said Thursday.

Statues of Donald Trump taken down in S.F., other cities

San Francisco - A giant, naked statue of Donald Trump that was surreptitiously installed in a San Francisco plaza has been taken down, but not before attracting a lot of attention here and in four other cities around the country.

Delta says it can't predict when schedule will be back to normal

Atlanta - Delta Air Lines still was forced to cancel nearly 700 flights Tuesday, even as operations began to normalize following a massive computer outage on Monday that stranded thousands of passengers worldwide.

Iran up, U.S. down: Height study charts global health

London - South Korean women and Iranian men are significantly taller than they were 100 years ago but Americans have barely grown, according to a new study Tuesday that reflects nutritional and environmental factors.

Asia markets extend gains but Britain EU vote shreds nerves

Hong Kong - Asian markets edged up Tuesday but dealers remained cautious as the optimism over Britain's EU membership that drove a global rally faded, with the knife-edge referendum just days away.

Donors slow to honor Syria refugee pledge: UNHCR official

Washington - In February, the richest world powers pledged more than $11 billion to help frontline states in the Middle East cope with the Syrian refugee crisis.

Double-digit Asia growth drives record arms sales: Study

London - A buying spree in the Asia-Pacific region propelled double-digit growth in the global arms market last year to a record $65 billion (57.7 billion euros), defence analysts IHS Jane's said Monday.

Gordie Howe, the sport's beloved 'Mr. Hockey,' dies at 88

Detroit - Detroit's Gordie Howe, a young Saskatchewan farmer who left rural Canada to become one of the best ice hockey players of all time, died Friday at the home of one of his sons in the United States. He was 88.

'He will never die': World mourns Muhammad Ali

Kinshasa - From the White House to Kinshasa and Uzbekistan they remembered on Saturday a sporting and cultural icon, saying there would never be another one like Muhammad Ali, "The Greatest".

Ali recalled as fighter for justice and in ring

San Francisco - Muhammad Ali was remembered in tributes worldwide for his iconic fight for social justice as well as his legendary boxing battles following his death Friday at age 74."We lost a giant," Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao said.

Global press freedom at 12-year low, watchdog says

Washington - Global press freedom fell in 2015, hit by violence against journalists in the Middle East, intimidation in Mexico and concerns about free expression in Hong Kong, a watchdog said Wednesday.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 19 Next»

Set up a news alert for

World


World Image

World Evolution 12 May 2012
World Evolution 12 May 2012
Untitled
Microsoft office online (I am a subscriber by owning 2007)
Hang out with dolphins for a little while  and you ll soon observe that games play an important part...
Hang out with dolphins for a little while, and you'll soon observe that games play an important part in their social interaction. People have observed dolphins playing with leaves, seaweed, and even plastic trash bags, draping them across their rostrums (beaks), dorsal fins, pectoral fins and tail flukes.
SpeakDolphin
Country star Chris Young to tour the world in 2015
Country star Chris Young to tour the world in 2015
Ben Enos
StudyWorld 2010 at the Russian House of Culture and Science in Berlin
StudyWorld 2010 at the Russian House of Culture and Science in Berlin
Longest train ride in world. China s new train to Spain
Longest train ride in world. China's new train to Spain
People's Daily China
Sunswift IV  the world s fastest solar powered car  outside Sydney Opera House  Australia.
Sunswift IV, the world's fastest solar powered car, outside Sydney Opera House, Australia.
Sunswift IV  the world s fastest solar powered car  outside Sydney Opera House  Australia.
Sunswift IV, the world's fastest solar powered car, outside Sydney Opera House, Australia.
Sunswift IV  the world s fastest solar powered car  outside Sydney Opera House  Australia.
Sunswift IV, the world's fastest solar powered car, outside Sydney Opera House, Australia.
Untitled
File photo
World renowned DJ Armin van Buuren
World renowned DJ Armin van Buuren
Armada Music
Interior of Sunswift IV  the fastest solar powered car in the world.
Interior of Sunswift IV, the fastest solar powered car in the world.
Untitled
Facebook
Sunswift IV  the world s fastest solar powered car  outside Sydney Opera House  Australia.
Sunswift IV, the world's fastest solar powered car, outside Sydney Opera House, Australia.
World oceans provided paths for discovery
World oceans provided paths for discovery
Wikipedia
Puntland State Emblem
Puntland State Emblem
Map showing locations of Global Noise events on October 13  2012.
Map showing locations of Global Noise events on October 13, 2012.
Screen capture
Known deposits of Rare Earth Elements around the world.
Known deposits of Rare Earth Elements around the world.
U.S. Govt.
Sunswift IV  the world s fastest solar powered car  outside Sydney Opera House  Australia.
Sunswift IV, the world's fastest solar powered car, outside Sydney Opera House, Australia.
Harmony Band sing of their message of One Love www.harmony-music.de
www.myspace.com/harmonymusicde
Harmony Band sing of their message of One Love www.harmony-music.de www.myspace.com/harmonymusicde
One Love- Harmony Band screen shot

Latest News
Top News