An Argentine fan who also supports River Plate of Argentina reportedly spat on Lionel Messi on Sunday evening after his club Barcelona celebrated winning the Club World Cup title in Japan where he scored in the 3-0 win. While heading through the Narita International Airport in Tokyo, he was allegedly abused by an irate fan. […]

Syria Conflict: Dozens Killed In Suspected Russian Strikes

At least 43 people have been killed in a series of air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian planes in the Syrian city of Idlib, according to activists and residents. A marketplace, homes and official buildings were all hit, reports say. Bodies were still being pulled from the rubble, a civil defence […]

Spanish Election: PM Rajoy’s Party Loses Majority

Spain’s governing conservative party has won the most seats in the general election but has lost its majority and must now try to form a coalition. With almost all votes counted, the Popular Party (PP) had 123 seats; the Socialists 90 and the anti-austerity Podemos party 69. The liberal Ciudadanos party was in fourth place […]

America’s Most Hated Man, Who Raised The Price Of AIDS Drugs Arrested

Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli who earned the title ‘America’s most hated man in September’, when he jacked up the price of the anti-parasitic drug Daraprim, that benefits AIDS patients, pregnant women and cancer patients from $13.50 to $750 has been arrested.It is alleged he illegally used stock from the biotechnology firm he owned, Retrophin […]

US and Cuba To Resume Regular Commercial Flights

The US and Cuba have reached an understanding on resuming regular commercial flights between the two countries. Unnamed officials in Cuba and the US said an announcement was imminent. It is unclear when the flights would start because negotiations between the Cuban government and the US airlines could take months. The move is a significant […]

Russia To Suspend Ukraine Trade Pact

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has signed a decree that will exclude Ukraine from a free trade zone that includes former Soviet countries from 1 January. Ukraine plans to join an EU free trade zone from that date. Mr Putin cited “extraordinary circumstances affecting the interests and economic security” of Russia. Tensions between the countries have […]

Facebook Amends ‘Real Name’ Policy After Protests

After passionate and at times angry pleas from various vulnerable communities, Facebook has announced it is to amend its controversial “real name” policy. On Tuesday the site said it was to test new tools that allowed people to share any special circumstances they felt meant they could not use their real name. The tool is […]

Russian Ship Fires Shots At Turkish Boat

Russia says one of its warships fired warning shots at a Turkish fishing boat in the Aegean Sea to avoid a collision. A Russian defence ministry statement said the Turkish vessel approached to 600m (1,800ft) before turning away in response to Russian small arms fire. The captain of the Turkish boat said he was unaware […]

Taliban Attack Kabul Embassy District

Taliban militants have attacked a foreign guesthouse in Kabul’s embassy district, causing several casualties. Initial reports suggested that the Spanish embassy was under attack, but Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy denied this. He later added that one Spanish police officer died in the attack. The Taliban say their fighters detonated a car bomb in the […]

RGU Revokes Donald Trump’s Honorary Degree

Below is a communique the school sent out to their students Dear Student.. The University has just issued the following statement: β€œIn 2010 Robert Gordon University awarded an honorary DBA to Mr Donald Trump, in recognition of his achievements as an entrepreneur and businessman. In the course of the current US election campaign, Mr Trump […]

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