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Nephews of Venezuela’s first lady sentenced to 18 years in prison for cocaine plot

Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady have been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the US after being convicted of drug trafficking. Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas and Efraín Antonio Campo Flores were accused of conspiring to smuggle 800kg of cocaine into the United States. The two cousins, both nephews of Cilia Flores, Venezuelan […]

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As Violence Flares in Ethiopia, Internet Goes Dark

Amid reports of violent clashes that have led to at least 15 deaths, the Ethiopian government has partially blocked internet access to its citizens, suppressing information about the exact scope of the violence and the response of the federal security forces. Ethiopians have been unable to reliably reach Twitter and Facebook since Tuesday, and other […]

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6.5 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia’s Java island

A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia’s main island of Java late Friday, leaving at least one person dead and rattling nerves in the capital Jakarta. There was no immediate indication of a tsunami, but authorities said they had issued a warning following the tremor, which struck a coastal region some 300 kilometres (190 miles) from […]

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Dennis Rodman finally realizes what everyone else already knows about Kim Jong-un

12-12-17-rodman Dennis Rodman joined Stephen Colbert on Wednesday’s “The Late Show” to reveal some things about his outlandish relationship with Kim Jong-un. RELATED: Dennis Rodman thinks he’s the best chance at fixing Trump and Kim Jong-un’s relationship Watch the video The 56-year-old NBA Hall of Famer and the dictator have shared a bizarre friendship for […]

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Princess Charlotte has already picked up a sport, and she’s “quite the natural”

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Germany – Day 1 Princess Charlotte is apparently quite the little tennis ace already! According to Us Weekly, the littlest princess is already taking tennis lessons at just 2 years old. Prince William and Duchess Catherine reportedly put Charlotte in lessons this summer at a private London club, […]

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Save the date! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their official wedding date

Meghan Markle Mark your calendars! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Spring wedding officially has a date. Watch the video Kensington Palace announced Friday morning that the lovely couple would be holding their nuptials on Saturday, May 19. “His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May 2018,” the […]

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Ivanka Trump’s Well-Wishes For Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Backfired

Ivanka Trump took to Twitter today to wish Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a happy marriage following the official announcement the royal couple would marry on May 19, 2018. However, the First Daughter quickly learned that her remarks weren’t really welcomed by many. Trump took to Twitter Friday morning to send some well-wishes to the […]

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Moon’s Dear John letter to US

The unbelievable beating of Korean journalists accompanying President Moon Jae-in on his Chinese visit Thursday has failed to deter Moon. Neither did Beijing’s poor reception of the Korean president at the airport a day earlier. What Moon seeks is clear: he wants to court China even at the cost of Korea’s alliance with the United […]

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US Jets Intercepted Russian Warplanes in Syria, Pentagon Says

Two U.S. warplanes intercepted two Russian jets over a part of Syria they were not supposed to be operating in, the Pentagon said Thursday. At one point during Wednesday’s incident, the American F-22 Raptor stealth fighters deployed radar and infrared countermeasures to try to persuade the Russian Su-25s to leave the area, and one U.S. […]

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France, Germany to unveil eurozone reforms in March

Germany and France will offer their joint vision for reforming the eurozone by March, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, in an effort to bridge divisions over the future of the single currency. Meeting without departure-bound Britain, the bloc’s 27 leaders were tasked by EU President Donald Tusk to speak freely about their often […]

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China Blocks Dalai Lama iPhone App

Have you ever wondered “Where in the world is the Dalai Lama?” Now you can track him by downloading his free app—but not if you live in China. Users can now keep up with the 82-year-old Tibetan Buddhist leader through photos, videos and news updates about his teachings on their iPhones, but the app does […]

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Mulheim, German city, cancels Hanukkah celebration over ‘security concerns’

A city in northwestern Germany has cancelled its official Hanukkah festivities, citing “security concerns.” Volker Wiebels, a spokesperson for the city of Mülheim, told the German newspaper Bild Zeitung that a “secure indoor location could not be found at such short notice.” The cancellation comes as Jewish leaders have urged members of their community not […]

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OpEd: Europe hates Israel–and itself

By Steve Kramer ALFE MENASHE, Israel — This week, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini “guaranteed” to the Palestinian Arabs, EU support for a divided Jerusalem. She rebuked Prime Minister Netanyahu, “You know where the European Union stands. We believe that the only realistic solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine is based on […]

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US and Mexico agree to skirt controversy

WASHINGTON — Call it not talking about the Wall in the Room. Senior U.S. and Mexican government officials on Thursday pledged to continue working together to fight international drug-trafficking organizations and other cross-border criminal enterprises. They would not, however, be drawn into discussing ways that President Donald Trump’s vows to build a wall along the […]

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