Monday, 19 March 2018
New York
Monday, 19 March 2018 10:24 WIB

As the dispute between Britain and Russia mounted Saturday over the poisoning on British soil of a former Russian spy, with the Kremlin announcing the expulsion of 23 British diplomats, Russia™s foreign ministry came up with yet another theory about the origin of the toxin used. Russia™s foreign ministry listed four European countries as the most likely source for the Novichok nerve agent British officials say was used. Topping the list was Britain itself ” the other three, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Sweden. In an interview with a Russian state broadcaster on the eve of...

At Least 6 Dead, 10 Hospitalized After Florida Bridge Collapses
Saturday, 17 March 2018 03:11 WIB | Amerika

The death toll from collapse of a pedestrian bridge under construction at the campus of Florida International University in Florida has climbed to six. At least nine people were injured when the bridge fell across a highway, crushing cars. Dr. Mark McKenney, the trauma medical director at Kendall Regional Medical Center said late Thursday that most of the injured are in stable condition with "everything from bruises and abrasions, all the way to broken bones." Earlier officials had said 10 people were injured. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio who represents Florida visited the bridge site...

Trump poised to push McMaster out of the White House
Friday, 16 March 2018 20:24 WIB | Global

Washington girded for further change in President Donald Trumps administration, as national security adviser H.R. McMasters position appeared increasingly precarious and a series of staff departures prompted a U.S. senator to publicly urge the president not to fire his attorney general. Trump has decided to oust Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster and has conveyed that decision to John Kelly, his chief of staff, according to administration officials. The timing of a departure was unclear, with one official saying it could happen œimminently and another saying it could be weeks, even...

Saudi Prince Likens Iran's Ruler to Hitler
Friday, 16 March 2018 03:56 WIB | Saudi Arabia,

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman likened Iran's supreme leader to Adolf Hitler and said Saudi Arabia will quickly develop a nuclear bomb if Iran does the same. In a preview of the interview released Thursday, the 32-year-old heir to the Saudi throne also said Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comportment is similar to Hitler's during the rise of Nazi Germany. "He wants to create his own project in the Middle East very much like Hitler who wanted to expand at the time. Many countries around the world and in Europe did not realize how dangerous Hitler was until what...

Toys 'R' Us to Shut or Sell All US Stores
Thursday, 15 March 2018 21:16 WIB | Global

Toys 'R' US plans to sell or close all of its US stores, potentially hitting 33,000 jobs, U.S. media reported Wednesday. The debt-plagued retailer, which filed for bankruptcy protection in September, told employees that the retailer planned to file liquidation papers ahead of a Thursday court hearing, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post reported. Started in 1948 amid the postwar US economic boom, Toys 'R' US has 881 stores in U.S. territories and nearly 65,000 employees globally, according to the company's most recent press release last month. The New Jersey-based company was...

Law Firm Panama Papers Closed
Thursday, 15 March 2018 13:22 WIB | Global

Mosscase Fonseca, Panama's lawyer's office, which became the centerpiece of the Panama Papers scandal, said on Wednesday it would be closed due to losses and consequent results from a global scandal. Panama documents compiled from millions of documents stolen from Mossack Fonseca and leaked to the media in April 2016, victims of a global scandal for revealing how wealthy and powerful people use abroad to evade taxes. "The deterioration of reputation, media campaigns, financial circuses and unconventional acts by Panama's physical side has inflicted irreparable damage and which has caused...

Students Stage Walkouts to Protest Against Gun Violence
Thursday, 15 March 2018 04:14 WIB | Amerika

Thousands of U.S. students walked out of classes at mid-morning Wednesday to protest the lack of congressional action to combat gun violence in American schools and to remember those killed in a mass shooting last month at a Florida high school. The protests lasted for 17 minutes, one for each of the 14 students and three adults killed on Valentine's Day when a troubled 19-year-old gunman opened fired at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. There, a month to the day when the shooting rampage unfolded near the end of a normal school day, hundreds of students streamed...

Trump's Choice for CIA Director Courts Respect, Controversy
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 20:12 WIB | Global

The woman tapped to be the United States' first female spymaster is proving to be a lightning rod, earning praise from many from across the intelligence community and suspicion from lawmakers and others who question her role in the use of tactics that some say amounted to torture. U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted his choice of Gina Haspel to run the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency on Tuesday, taking over for outgoing CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who has been nominated to lead the State Department. "She's an outstanding person who I've gotten to know very well," Trump later told reporters...

Physicist Stephen Hawking Died
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 13:33 WIB | Global

Stephen Hawking, a British physicist and author of the book 'A Brief History of Time', died at the age of 76, according to a family spokesman, Associated Press and AFP report. "He is a great and great personal scientist whose work and legacy will live for years to come," Hawking's sons Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement. The best theoretical physicist of his time, Hawking wrote with clear mystery about space, time and black holes in his book "A Brief History of Time." The book "A Brief History of Time" became one of the best-selling international books and catapulted Hawking into one...

Weakening FANG Stocks Stir Overnight Volatility in U.S. Futures

A steady weakening in U.S. equity futures snowballed into one of the biggest drops in a month for Nasdaq 100 contracts, as pre-market trading revealed losses of around 1.5 percent in Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., Alphabet and While global...

Asia Stocks Drop as Consumer, Industrial Firms Lead Declines

Asian shares slipped as traders assessed the pace of U.S. monetary tightening and trade tensions between the world's biggest economy and China. Shares also fell after Apple Inc. was said to be making a significant investment in the development of...

US Dollar firm above 90.00 ahead of G-20, FOMC

The greenback, tracked by the US Dollar Index (DXY), is extending its march north on Monday and is looking to consolidate the recent breakout of the 90.00 handle. The index is advancing for the fourth session in a row so far today, prolonging the...

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US Issues List of Russian Politicians, Oligarchs But No New Sanctions
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 01:01 WIB

The U.S. Treasury Department has released a congressionally mandated list of Russian politicians and business figures who are close to President Vladimir Putin's government, along with their...

Riots Roil India Ahead of Controversial Movie Release
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:25 WIB

Riots broke out in cities across India as angry protestors torched cars and damaged movie theaters a day before a controversial film is set to be released. A day before 'Padmaavat', a movie based...

FBI Deputy Director Stepping Down
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:27 WIB

Andrew McCabe, the FBI's No. 2 official whom President Donald Trump publicly criticized for alleged political bias, stepped down from the bureau Monday, several weeks ahead of his retirement, an FBI...