Russia-US | Trump hasn’t called Putin and that’s fine, Kremlin says. Really

Vladimir Putin isn’t concerned that U.S. President Donald Trump hasn’t called to congratulate him on his record victory in Russia’s presidential elections, the Kremlin said.

Colombia | ISIS-linked suspect arrested in Bogota showed hate online

Spanish police say the man suspected of plotting an ISIS-inspired attack in Colombia appeared on their radar for hate-filled messages online toward the United States, a

Kenya | World’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

  The world’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after “age-related complications,” researchers announced yesterday, saying he “stole the heart of many with his dignity and

France | Ex-president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi claims

In the latest judicial setback for the former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody yesterday as part of an investigation that he received

Offbeat | YouTubers KSI, Logan Paul agree to box in UK, US

YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul are taking their acts into the boxing ring. They’ve agreed to a two-fight deal, with the first bout in the Manchester,

This Day in History | 1960 – Scores die in Sharpeville shoot-out

More than 50 black people were killed when police opened fire on a “peaceful” protest in the South African township of Sharpeville. Eye-witnesses said men, women

World briefs

JAPAN Thirteen Japanese cult members may be sent to the gallows any day now for a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subway system and other crimes. But

The Buzz | G-20 meeting in Argentina eclipsed by potential trade war

Finance ministers and central bankers from the 20 leading industrial and developing countries are meeting in Argentina at a summit that has been eclipsed by growing concerns over

Investigators suspect FedEx bomb tied to Austin, Texas bombings

A  package bomb that authorities believe is linked to the recent string of Austin bombings exploded yesterday inside of a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio, possibly

Syria | EU criticizes Turkey’s offensive in Afrin

The European Union’s top diplomat criticized Turkey yesterday over its military offensive in a northern Syrian town, calling on Ankara to ensure that fighting eases in the

Russia | 77pct voted for re-election: Putin gains massive mandate for nationalist policies

Russian President Vladimir Putin won a fourth presidential term with nearly 77 percent of the vote — his highest score ever and a massive mandate to

Offbeat | Gorilla at Philadelphia Zoo takes stand against dirty hands

A male gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo is taking a stand against dirty hands by opting to walk on two legs. Apparently, 18-year-old Louis is a

Analysis | What to expect from Putin and a resurgent Russia

Vladimir Putin now has a stronger hold on Russia — and stronger place in the world — thanks to an overwhelming mandate for yet another term

This Day in History | 1974 – Kidnap attempt on Princess Anne

Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips have escaped an apparent kidnap attempt in which four people were wounded. The royal couple were returning to

World briefs

RUSSIA Vladimir Putin now has a stronger hold on Russia — and stronger place in the world — thanks to an overwhelming mandate for yet another term

UK art teacher wins USD1M teaching prize for inner city work

A British art teacher won a highly-competitive USD1 million teaching prize yesterday for her work with inner-city children in London, helping students feel welcome and safe

The Buzz | Pope Francis condemns prostitution as torture

Pope Francis has asked forgiveness for all Christians who buy sex from women, saying that men who frequent prostitutes are criminals with a “sick mentality” who

US | Trump-linked data analysis firm taps 50M Facebook profiles

A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to

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