US imposes sanctions on Venezuela’s state-owned oil giant

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:11
The sanctions on Petroleos de Venezuela, SA, or better known as PDVSA, will block 7 billion US dollars in assets and could result in 11 billion dollars in lost sales over the next year, US National Security Adviser John Bolton…

Trump agrees to deliver State of the Union on Feb 5

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:10
“When I wrote to you on January 23rd, I stated that we should work together to find a mutually agreeable date when government has reopened to schedule this year’s State of the Union address,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to…

Chinese human rights website founder jailed

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:05
In a statement, the Human Rights Watch called on the authorities to quash the conviction and to free Liu Feiyue unconditionally, Efe news reported. Liu, 48, founded the Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch website in 2006. The portal reported on…

US charges China’s Huawei, top executive with fraud

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 11:36
The charges against the world’s second largest smartphone maker include accusations of bank fraud, obstruction of justice and theft of technology, the BBC reported. The indictment alleges Huawei misled the US and a global bank about its relationship with two…

Myanmar holds first LGBT boat pride parade

Monday, 28 January 2019 10:35
It was the country’s first pride boat parade, a part of Myanmar’s annual LGBT festival, Yangon Pride, organised by non-profit &PROUD to celebrate the fight for acceptance and against the stigma the community faces, reports Efe news. The first part…

Macron arrives in Cairo for three-day visit to Egypt

Monday, 28 January 2019 10:28
At Cairo International Airport, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly received the French President and his wife Brigitte on Sunday after they completed a tour in Abu Simbel temple in Upper Egypt’s Aswan province earlier in the day, where they were…

Brazil dam collapse: Death toll rises to 58, over 300 missing

Sunday, 27 January 2019 16:47
Of the 58 victims, 19 have been identified. The missing people include residents of the destroyed area and workers from Brazilian mining company Vale, according to the state fire department, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday. –IANS vin/

Will ‘use all power’ if Israel attacks Lebanon: Hezbollah leader

Sunday, 27 January 2019 10:46
“Israel will regret if it wages a war against Lebanon. Israelis should know that they should not attack us because the cost of this attack will be much bigger than they expect,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech on Al-Mayadeen…

Brazil mining dam collapse: Death toll rises to 34

Sunday, 27 January 2019 10:45
A Vale dam at an iron mine in the Brumadinho municipality of the southeastern state of Minas Gerais collapsed on Friday and a flood of mine waste, mud and water buried company installations and a number of homes in rural…

Venezuela crisis: European leaders oppose Maduro’s presidency

Sunday, 27 January 2019 10:44
Sources in the Spanish Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that Pedro Sanchez would later be joined by other European leaders throughout the day in threatening to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as President of Venezuela instead of Nicolas Maduro, who…