France Election: Macron Heckled By Pro-Le Pen Workers

France Election: Macron Heckled By Pro-Le Pen Workers

French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has been heckled by factory workers in Amiens after a visit by his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. Ms Le Pen upstaged her centrist rival earlier by turning up to speak to the workers as he met their union representatives a few miles away. Mr Macron, who is far ahead […]

Russia Finally Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses after Supreme Court Rules Christian Sect ‘Extremists’

Russia’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Jehovah’s Witnesses was an “extremist” organisation and must hand over all its property to the state, Russian news agencies reported. Interfax news agency quoted Sergei Cherepanov, a Jehovah’s Witnesses representative, as saying that the group will appeal the decision in the European Court of Human Rights. “We will […]

US Military Drops ‘Mother Of All Bombs On IS’ in Afghanistan

US Military Drops ‘Mother Of All Bombs On IS’ in Afghanistan

The US military says it has dropped a 21,600lb (9,800kg) bomb on a tunnel complex used by Islamic State militants in Afghanistan. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), known as “the mother of all bombs”, is the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used by the US in a conflict. The Pentagon said it was […]

Syria War: US Warns Of ‘More’ After Missile Strikes

Syria War: US Warns Of ‘More’ After Missile Strikes

The US envoy to the UN has warned America may take further action after bombarding a Syrian air base suspected of using chemical weapons. Nikki Haley said her country would not stand by when chemical weapons were used, as it was in its “vital interest” to stop their proliferation. Syrian ally Russia accused the US […]

South Koreans Oust President After Corruption and “Occult Activity”

South Koreans Oust President After Corruption and “Occult Activity”

Now-former President Park Geun-hye faces at least 13 charges after having businesses donate to a fraudulent Foundation in exchange for political favors. She also shared highly classified State secrets with a female aide with whom she had an intimate relationship. Police arrested her before she could destroy or tamper with the evidence. Via the use […]

London Attack: Khalid Masood Identified as Killer

The man believed to have carried out the terror attack in Westminster has been named by police as Khalid Masood. Kent-born Masood, who was shot dead by police, had not been the subject of any current police investigations, but had a range of previous convictions. The 52-year-old was believed to have been living in the […]

Laptop Flight Ban ‘Sparked by IS Threat’

Laptop Flight Ban ‘Sparked by IS Threat’

An aircraft cabin ban on large electronic devices was prompted by intelligence suggesting a terror threat to US-bound flights, says US media. The US and UK have announced new carry-on restrictions banning laptops on certain passenger flights. The so-called Islamic State group (IS) has been working on ways to smuggle explosives on to planes by […]

Yemen Migrant Boat Attack Kills At Least 31

Yemen Migrant Boat Attack Kills At Least 31

At least 31 people have been killed after a boat carrying Somali refugees was targeted in a helicopter attack off the coast of Yemen, the International Organisation for Migration says. Women and children were among those killed when the vessel was hit near the Bab al-Mandeb strait, the IOM said. Images from the scene showed […]

Trump Travel Ban: US Judge Blocks New Executive Order

Trump Travel Ban: US Judge Blocks New Executive Order

A Federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump’s new travel ban, hours before it was due to begin at midnight on Thursday. US District Judge Derrick Watson cited “questionable evidence” in the government’s argument that the ban was a matter of national security. President Trump described the ruling as “unprecedented judicial overreach”. The […]

Pope Francis Wants to Consider Ordaining Married Men as Priests

Pope Francis Wants to Consider Ordaining Married Men as Priests

Pope Francis has stirred Catholics around the world with his relatively open comments on homosexuality, abortions and climate change, but his latest statement hints he may be looking at moving the Church toward loosening one of its most stringent rules. The Pope said in an interview Thursday that he might consider ordaining married men who […]