U.S. Edition EditionsAustralia EditionChina EditionIndia EditionSingapore EditionUnited KingdomUnited States Apr 09, 3:02 AM EDT Subscribe BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureMillennial MoneyOpinionSportsLuxury World By Anushree Madappa On 01/11/18 AT 7:07 AM The United Kingdom’s Foreign Office rejected the Ecuadorian government’s request to grant diplomatic immunity to the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The Foreign Office said in a statement the only way for the embassy to resolve Assange’s issue would be for him to leave its premises and face justice.Following the announcement from the Foreign Office, Assange in a tweet said, “The US & UK governments continue their attempts to arrest me in violation of two UN rulings and their own laws.”Assange has been living in the Ecuador embassy since 2012, after he was accused of many charges during his stint at WikiLeaks, which include purportedly leaking several classified … [Read more...] about What’s Next For Julian Assange After UK Denies Diplomatic Immunity?
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World Iran Nuclear Deal Donald Trump Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu's presentation on Iran’s nuclear program broadcast live on television yesterday was striking in its style, scope and content. Netanyahu—like U.S. President Donald Trump—is a long-time critic of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and wants to scupper the agreement. Yesterday’s show was clearly aimed at the American leader, who seems to be committed to withdrawing from the Obama-era deal. Trump is the most important—and volatile—player in the Iran nuclear equation. The Israeli prime minister seemingly considers him the key to scrapping the JCPOA. Netanyahu’s warnings seem only to have struck a chord in the U.S., with the other signatories reiterating their support for the pact. Two camps seem to be forming. In one, the U.S.—with Israeli encouragement—appears to be stepping away from the deal. In the other, Iran and the other signatories are trying … [Read more...] about U.S. and Israel Against the World? Only Trump Is Buying Netanyahu’s Iran Warning
May 13, 7:03 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Preeti Maheshwari 12/19/17 AT 7:10 AM A leak was found on the U.K.'s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, barely a month after it was commissioned by the Queen.The $4.13 billion warship is supposed to be the biggest and most powerful ever built by the U.K.According to a British Royal Navy spokesman, the 919-feet long warship is leaking because of a defect with its stern seal. The seal is an inflatable rubber ring that fits around one of the propeller shafts.The problem was detected during sea trials and it was found that the ship was taking on up to 200 litres of sea water per hour.According to a report in the News Talk, the spokesperson said, “An issue with a shaft seal has been identified during HMS Queen Elizabeth’s sea trials; this is scheduled for repair while she is alongside at Portsmouth.”He added, “It does not … [Read more...] about Leak In HMS Queen Elizabeth, UK’s New Aircraft Carrier Worth $4.13 Billion
News / UK and world by Press Association June 10, 2018, 7:43 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter England will try to end 52 years of hurt as they battle it out in Russia to lift the World Cup 2018 trophy. Here are some key numbers: – 64 – matches in the tournament, starting with Russia v Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14 and ending with the final in the same arena on July 15 – 32 – teams, starting in eight groups of four. England are in group G – 7 – the number of games the Three Lions would play in a month if they reached the final – 52 – years since England won the World Cup in 1966 – 12 – the Three Lions’ current Fifa world ranking – 11 – cities will be hosting games across the country, from St Petersburg in the north to Sochi in the south, to Kaliningrad in the west and Ekaterinburg in the east – 3 – cities … [Read more...] about World Cup football tournament in numbers
World Russia World Cup 2018 Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin toned down his notorious machismo in a speech to the FIFA Congress in Moscow on the eve of World Cup 2018, declaring that “guests” in his country will receive “warmth and kindness.” But he also had a warning for everyone—stay quiet about politics. "I would like to underline that FIFA is committed to the principle of keeping politics out of sports," Putin said, TASS reported. "Russia has always adhered to such approaches and is striving for the closest cooperation with everyone who is determined to develop and enhance a creative beginning for sports and its boundless humanistic potential." Russia will kick off the World Cup in its opening game against Saudi Arabia on Thursday. But while soccer fans focus on the football, critics of Putin will use the international sporting spectacle to highlight the myriad abuses of power committed by his regime. Among issues at the fore are … [Read more...] about Putin Wants You to Shut Up About Russia’s Politics During World Cup 2018