Pablo Escobar’s legacy 25 years on: Tributes and disgust

Drug lord Pablo Escobar was killed 25 years ago, ending the life of one of the world's most notorious outlaws, responsible for an unprecedented number of deaths and bomb attack in Colombia. But overcoming Escobar's legacy is not easy and in his hometown of Medellin, residents who live in homes he built for them are…

US Navy’s Middle East chief Scott Stearney found dead in Bahrain

Vice Admiral Scott Stearney, who oversaw US Navy forces in the Middle East, was found dead on Saturday in his residence in Bahrain, according to navy officials. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Bahraini Ministry of Interior are cooperating on an investigation. However, no foul play was suspected.  "This is devastating news for the…

Israel police recommend PM Netanyahu be charged with bribery

The Israeli police have said their investigation has found sufficient evidence for bribery and fraud charges to be brought against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife in a third corruption case against the leader. Authorities on Sunday alleged Netanyahu awarded regulatory favours to Bezeq, Israel's largest telecommunications group, in return for more positive coverage…

Hundreds arrested in Paris as ‘yellow vest’ protests turn violent

French President Emmanuel Macron has denounced protesters in Paris as chaos-seekers, after they torched cars, smashed windows, looted shops and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-coloured graffiti. "I will never accept violence," Macron said at a press conference, before leaving the G20 summit in Argentina to deal with the domestic crisis. "No cause justifies…

Erdogan demands Saudis extradite suspects in Khashoggi killing

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded on Saturday that Saudi Arabia extradite suspects in the killing in Istanbul of columnist Jamal Khashoggi, saying the kingdom was not cooperating. At a summit of the Group of 20 in Buenos Aires, the Turkish leader took a firm tone on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Saudi Arabia…

US, China declare trade war ceasefire after Trump, Xi summit

China and the United States have agreed to halt additional tariffs as both countries engage in new trade negotiations with the goal of reaching an agreement within 90 days, the White House said on Saturday. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Group of…

Protesters rally against detention centre for women immigrants

Bedford, England - As about 300 protesters surrounded the Yarl's Wood detention centre on Saturday to demonstrate against the treatment of immigrants held inside, Eulalee, a 60-year-old Jamaican woman said: "We are no illegal people".  She arrived to the UK 18 years ago, and although she has the right to remain as a British Commonwealth…

Egyptian actress faces trial for wearing see-through dress

An Egyptian actress is set to face trial next month for wearing a see-through dress at the Cairo film festival that showed her legs, a judicial source said on Saturday. Rania Youssef appeared at the closing session on Thursday of the event wearing a black lacy dress that exposed what some commentators described as a…

Trump diverges with G20 partners on climate change, protectionism

Leaders of the Group of 20 have found the minimum common ground to fix global economy after difficult, all-night talks in Argentina, but only 19 of them agreed to support the Paris agreement on climate.  United States President Donald Trump diverged with his G20 partners at the summit in capital, Buenos Aires, as he refused to…

Pakistan party leaders in blasphemy case charged with terrorism

Pakistan has charged a right-wing leader with treason and terrorism over his party's disruption of daily life with nationwide rallies following the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case.  Khadim Hussain Rizvi, chief of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), and three other party leaders were charged on Saturday for making incendiary remarks against the judiciary…

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