US to launch economic talks in partnership with 11 Latin American countries

US to launch economic talks in partnership with 11 Latin American countries

Comment this story Comment The Biden administration said on Friday it would begin negotiations with 11 countries, mostly in Latin America, on a deal to promote regional economic cooperation without offering greater access to the U.S. market for their goods. The announcement was made during a virtual meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, U.S. … Read more

Great white decapitates diver in first fatal shark attack of 2023: report

Great white decapitates diver in first fatal shark attack of 2023: report

A 19ft-long great white shark decapitated a diver earlier this month while harvesting shellfish off the coast of Mexico, marking the first fatal shark attack of the year. The horrific tragedy happened on Jan. 5 as Manuel Lopez, 53, collected ax guts – a type of mollusc – off Benito Juárez in Sonora on Mexico’s … Read more

In Beijing’s backyard, the United States demonstrates its military might

In Beijing’s backyard, the United States demonstrates its military might

ABOARD THE NIMITZ, SOUTH CHINA SEA, Jan 27 (Reuters) – For a few hours under gray skies, dozens of fighter jets and helicopters roar on and off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Nimitz, in a show of American military might in some of the most contested waters in the world. MH-60 Seahawk helicopters … Read more

2 dead and 2 missing as rain hits New Zealand’s biggest city

2 dead and 2 missing as rain hits New Zealand’s biggest city

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Police said on Saturday two people died and two others were missing as torrential rain caused widespread disruption in New Zealand’s largest city. Authorities declared a state of emergency for the Auckland region and the country’s new prime minister, Chris Hipkins, flew to the city in a military plane to … Read more

Jerusalem synagogue attack kills at least seven, Israeli police say

Jerusalem synagogue attack kills at least seven, Israeli police say

CNN — Israeli police say at least seven people were killed and three were injured in a shooting near a synagogue in Jerusalem on Friday amid high tensions in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Friday’s gunman was also later killed by police forces, according to police, in what police chief Yaakov Shabtai described as “one … Read more

Koran burned in front of the Danish mosque and the Turkish embassy | News on Islamophobia

Koran burned in front of the Danish mosque and the Turkish embassy |  News on Islamophobia

An anti-Islam activist burned copies of the Muslim holy book near a mosque in Copenhagen and outside the Turkish embassy in Denmark. Rasmus Paludan, a far-right activist who holds both Danish and Swedish citizenship, had previously infuriated the Turkish government by staging a Koran-burning protest in Sweden on January 21. On Friday, he replicated the … Read more

Ukrainian War: Zelensky’s message for Holocaust Memorial Day, Wagner deserters ‘shot down’

Ukrainian War: Zelensky’s message for Holocaust Memorial Day, Wagner deserters ‘shot down’

Russia takes war to ‘different stage’ EU official says Moscow has stepped up its invasion of Ukraine by launching indiscriminate attacks on civilians and portraying the conflict as a fight against the West, according to a senior EU official. Stefano Sannino, secretary general of the European Union’s External Action Service, said on Friday that Russia … Read more

The brutality of Russian Wagner gives him the lead in the war in Ukraine

The brutality of Russian Wagner gives him the lead in the war in Ukraine

Fierce battles in eastern Ukraine have cast a new spotlight on Russia’s Wagner Group, a private military company run by a rogue millionaire with longtime ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Wagner spearheaded the revival of the stalled Russian offensive in Donetsk province, eastern Ukraine. The fierce house-to-house fighting produced some of the bloodiest encounters … Read more