South Korean steelmaker to end partnership with Myanmar military

South Korean steelmaker to end partnership with Myanmar military

A South Korean steelmaker on Friday said it plans to end a joint venture with a military-controlled firm in Myanmar following criticism that its...
Archivists uncover handwritten note to Nixon where Prince Philip “humbly apologize” for failing to toast the president’s health

Archivists uncover handwritten note to Nixon where Prince Philip “humbly apologize” for failing to...

Throughout his decades in public life, Prince Philip was known for putting his royal foot in his mouth with occasional off-the-cuff remarks that could be embarrassing....
Pakistan briefly blocks access to all social media platforms amid anti-France rally

Pakistan briefly blocks access to all social media platforms amid anti-France rally

Pakistan briefly blocked access to all social media on Friday, after days of anti-French protests across the country by radical Islamists opposed to cartoons...
Games will not be canceled head of Tokyo Olympics assures us

Games will not be canceled head of Tokyo Olympics assures us

The head of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday was again forced to assure the world that the postponed games will open in just over...

Turkey to ban cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin for buying goods, services

Turkey’s central bank is banning the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in payments for goods and services, according to a decision published in...
Law enforcement powerless to stop ransomware;  Kremlin provides a safe harbor for this digital extortion operation

Law enforcement powerless to stop ransomware; Kremlin provides a safe harbor for this...

A global epidemic of digital extortion known as ransomware is crippling local governments, hospitals, school districts and businesses by scrambling their data files until...
Latest on Coronavirus pandemic: WHO chief calls growth in virus cases ‘worrying’

Latest on Coronavirus pandemic: WHO chief calls growth in virus cases ‘worrying’

The head of the World Health Organization said coronavirus cases are continuing to rise globally at “worrying” rates and noted that the number of...
Ukraine to hold security talks with France and Germany amid growing tensions with Russia

Ukraine to hold security talks with France and Germany amid growing tensions with Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is holding talks on Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel amid growing tensions with Russia,...
U.S. to expel 10 Russian diplomats and impose sanctions against dozens for interference in 2020 presidential election and hacking of federal agencies

U.S. to expel 10 Russian diplomats and impose sanctions against dozens for interference in...

The Biden administration has announced the U.S. is expelling 10 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions against dozens of people and companies, holding the Kremlin...
Princes William and Prince Harry won’t walk side-by-side at Prince Philips’ funeral

Princes William and Prince Harry won’t walk side-by-side at Prince Philips’ funeral

Prince William and Prince Harry won’t walk side-by-side Saturday as they follow their grandfather’s coffin into the church ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral, minimizing...
Canadian Parliament member William Amos caught naked in a virtual meeting of the House of Commons

Canadian Parliament member William Amos caught naked in a virtual meeting of the House...

 A Canadian Parliament member was caught stark naked in a virtual meeting of the House of Commons. William Amos, who has represented the Quebec district...
Five leading pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong given up to 18 months in prison amid crackdown

Five leading pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong given up to 18 months in prison...

A Hong Kong court on Friday sent five leading pro-democracy advocates, including media tycoon Jimmy Lai, to up to 18 months in prison for...
Migrant workers leaving India’s Mumbai to head back to their home villages as virus dries up jobs

Migrant workers leaving India’s Mumbai to head back to their home villages as virus...

Migrant workers are piling into rail stations in India’s financial capital Mumbai to head back to their home villages now that virus-control measures have...
Iran begins enriching uranium at its highest level ever —  60%

Iran begins enriching uranium at its highest level ever — 60%

Iran began enriching uranium Friday to its highest level ever, edging closer to weapons-grade levels to pressure talks in Vienna aimed at restoring its...
China’s economy grew by 18.3% but rebound leveling off

China’s economy grew by 18.3% but rebound leveling off

China’s economy grew by double digits in the latest quarter but an explosive rebound from the coronavirus pandemic is slowing abruptly as manufacturing and...
China seeks to increase its vaccination drive by enticing people with free eggs, discount on other goods

China seeks to increase its vaccination drive by enticing people with free eggs, discount...

China’s success at controlling the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a population that has seemed almost reluctant to get vaccinated. So it is accelerating...
Biden, Suga poised to present united front on Taiwan as China steps up pressure

Biden, Suga poised to present united front on Taiwan as China steps up pressure

U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will present a united front on Taiwan, China's most sensitive territorial issue, in a...
Four People Killed, 20 Wounded in Car Bomb Attack in Baghdad’s Sadr City

Four People Killed, 20 Wounded in Car Bomb Attack in Baghdad’s Sadr City

Four people were killed and 20 wounded in a car bomb attack on Thursday in the Sadr City neighbourhood of Baghdad, Iraqi police and...
France Surpasses 100,000 Coronavirus Deaths

France Surpasses 100,000 Coronavirus Deaths

France on Thursday became the third country in Europe after the U.K. and Italy to reach the unwanted milestone of 100,000 COVID-19-related deaths as...
Islamic State Seeks Revival in Christian Countries

Islamic State Seeks Revival in Christian Countries

Central African affiliates launch deadly assaults in Congo and Mozambique, as terror group latches onto local insurgencies Islamic State was collapsing in Iraq and Syria,...