Category: USA News

New Zealand forms government under Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern, who came second in September’s polls, will be the youngest prime minister since 1856.

Myanmar fire guts iconic Yangon hotel Kandawgyi Palace

One person has died and two are injured after a fire tears through Yangon’s Kandawgyi Palace hotel.

Afghan army base destroyed by Taliban suicide bombers

A third major attack in a week leaves at least 43 dead and nine wounded in the province of Kandahar.

Alarm over decline in flying insects

Flying insects have declined by more than 75% in 30 years in German nature reserves, alarming ecologists.

UK banks ‘exposed to money laundering in South Africa’

HSBC and Standard Chartered may inadvertently have been conduits for laundered money, Lord Hain says.

US: Tillerson calls for India ties to counter China

The US would “never have the same relationship with China, a non-democratic society,” he added.

Catalonia: Spain ultimatum over independence push passes

Madrid has warned it could impose direct rule, suspending the region’s autonomy.

Dare Not Linger: Mandela’s book sequel launched in South Africa

The follow-up to the late South African president’s celebrated memoir is launched in Johannesburg.

‘Serious doubts’ over whether FA bosses should continue as evidence is questioned

There are ‘serious doubts’ whether FA bosses are fit to stay on after a “shambolic” performance at a hearing in parliament, MP Damian Collins says. - News & Blogger © 2014

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