World

Peer’s attack on Leo Varadkar ignites racism row

Peer’s attack on Leo Varadkar ignites racism row

A member of the House of Lords dubbed him a “typical Indian”. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar was at the centre of a racism row after a Member of the House of Lords dubbed him a “typical Indian” in response to accusations of failure to notify authorities during a trip …

Read More »

Iran deal built on lies, says Pompeo

Iran deal built on lies, says Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State backs Israel’s claims about Iran’s ‘secret nuclear weapons programme’ Documents claimed by Israel as proof of Iran’s secret nuclear weapons programme are authentic and the U.S. is assessing the future of the Iran nuclear deal in light of the revelations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has …

Read More »

Iran lied about not seeking nuclear weapons, says Benjamin Netanyahu

Iran lied about not seeking nuclear weapons, says Benjamin Netanyahu

The Israeli leader showed pictures and videos purporting to be of historic secret Iranian nuclear facilities, as well as Iranian documents and plans to develop atomic weapons Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Iran had lied about never having pursued nuclear weapons and had continued to preserve and expand …

Read More »

Cardinal Pell to face trial on criminal charges in Australia

Cardinal Pell to face trial on criminal charges in Australia

When Magistrate Belinda Wallington asked Cardinal George Pell how he pleaded, he stood and said in a firm voice, “Not guilty.” Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, must stand trial on charges that he sexually abused multiple …

Read More »

U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigns over immigration scandal

U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigns over immigration scandal

Ms. Rudd had faced criticism over the existence of U.K. Home Office deportation targets and her knowledge of them. Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigned on Monday as pressure mounted on her to quit the Cabinet post amid a scandal over authorities’ mistreatment of long-term U.K. residents wrongly labelled as …

Read More »

Geologists say North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed

Geologists say North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed

Chinese authorities have said they’ve detected no radiation risk from samples collected along the border. Research by Chinese geologists shows the mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear test site has collapsed, rendering it unsafe for further testing and requiring that it be monitored for any leaking radiation. The findings by …

Read More »

Macron resists Trump’s ‘America first’ in speech to Congress

Macron resists Trump’s ‘America first’ in speech to Congress

Issuing a bleak warning, he urged against letting “the rampaging work of extreme nationalism shake a world full of hopes for greater prosperity.” French President Emmanuel Macron drew sharp contrasts with President Donald Trump’s worldview on Wednesday, laying out a firm vision of global leadership that rejects “the illusion of …

Read More »