US Election: Melania Trump ‘Plagiarised’ Michelle Obama

US Election: Melania Trump ‘Plagiarised’ Michelle Obama

Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, took centre stage on the first day of the Republican National Convention but faced accusations that a portion of her speech plagiarised Michelle Obama. Her speech, which brought the convention to its feet, had themes of inclusivity, honesty and hard work. Commentators noticed similarities with Mrs Obama’s 2008 convention speech. But […]

North Korea Says Issues With US To Be Resolved By War-Time Laws

North Korea Says Issues With US To Be Resolved By War-Time Laws

In the past, the North has indicated that wartime laws would mean that detainees would not be released on humanitarian grounds. North Korea is resorting to wartime laws to deal with the US in response to Washington’s newly-introduced sanctions against Kim and other North Korean officials. The sanctions froze any property held by the North […]

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies Aged 74

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies Aged 74

Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74, a family spokesman has said. The former world heavyweight boxing champion, one of the world’s best-known sportsmen, died at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix in Arizona state after being admitted on Thursday. He was suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was […]

Panama Papers: Source breaks silence on Mossack Fonseca leaks

The anonymous source behind the leak of the Panama Papers has spoken for the first time, offering to help law authorities make prosecutions in return for immunity. In a 1,800-word statement, “John Doe” reveals he has never worked for a spy agency or a government. He starts the statement by citing “income equality” as a […]

Stay In EU, Obama Urges During UK Visit

Barack Obama has urged the UK to stick with the EU, as he began his final trip to Britain as US president by having lunch with the Queen. Mr Obama, who is on a three-day visit with his wife Michelle, is meeting PM David Cameron for talks. Mr Obama has told the Daily Telegraph being […]

Pope to Church: Be More Accepting of Divorced Catholics, Gays and Lesbians

Pope Francis on Friday urged priests around the world to be more accepting of gay men and lesbians, divorced Catholics, and other people living in what the church considers “irregular” situations. (CNN)Pope Francis put his shoulder to the doors of the Catholic Church and shoved them open a little wider Friday, calling for the church […]

Co-Habiting Legalised In Florida

Unmarried couples in Florida now can live together without running afoul of the law, after the governor signed a bill yesterday striking a measure which made cohabitation a crime. Cohabitation, illegal for a century-and-a-half in Florida, was punishable by a fine of up to $500 and as much as 60 days in jail. That changed […]

France Bans Paying For Sex

France has overhauled prostitution laws by making it illegal to pay for sex. The French Parliament started debating the bill in 2013, but it has been beset by two years of rows between politicians. French media says under the new law, people who pay for sex can be fined $1,700 (€1,500) for a first offence, […]

Nuclear Terrorist Attack Would ‘Change Our World’, Says Obama

The threat from terrorists trying to launch a nuclear attack that would “change our world” is real, President Barack Obama has said. The world has taken “concrete” steps to prevent nuclear terrorism, he told the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. But the so-called Islamic State (IS) obtaining a nuclear weapon is “one of the greatest […]

Belgium Frees Brussels Bombing Suspect

A man known as Faycal C, the only person arrested and charged with involvement in the Brussels attacks, has been released for lack of evidence. Belgian media gave his name as Faycal Cheffou and said he was suspected of being the mystery third man seen in CCTV footage of the bombers. Tuesday’s attacks on the […]

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