Sunday 18 August, 2019
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Category Archives: News
INF nuclear treaty

US President Donald Trump has said he wants a new nuclear pact to be signed by both Russia and China. Mr Trump said he had spoken to the two countries about the idea, and that they were both “very, very excited”. His comments came...

By Howard Johnson on Aug 3rd, 2019
NK fires two ballistic missiles

North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast, according to South Korea’s military, the second such launch in a week. The two missiles were launched from the Wonsan area early on Wednesday. Last week’s...

By Steve Weichel on Jul 31st, 2019
Tyler Skaggs dies aged 27

The Los Angeles Angels baseball team has confirmed the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. He was 27 years old. The announcement was made on the team’s Twitter page and came hours before they were scheduled to play against the Texas Rangers. Details...

By Howard Johnson on Jul 2nd, 2019
New Zealand launches gun buy

New Zealand has launched a gun buy-back scheme in the wake of the deadly Christchurch mosque shootings. More than $208m New Zealand dollars (£108m, $136m), have been set aside to compensate owners of semi-automatic weapons which were banned...

By Howard Johnson on Jun 20th, 2019
US-Mexico talks

President Donald Trump has hailed a deal reached with Mexico to help stem the flow of migrants to the US after he threatened to impose trade tariffs. Under the deal, in which Mexico agreed to take “unprecedented steps”, the duties...

By Steve Weichel on Jun 9th, 2019
Mr Trump met Emperor Naruhito

US President Donald Trump has become the first foreign leader to meet Japan’s Emperor Naruhito. Mr Trump, who is currently on a four-day state visit to Japan, was greeted by the emperor and Empress Masako at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. The...

By Howard Johnson on May 27th, 2019
world largest aeroplane

The world’s largest aeroplane by wingspan has taken flight for the first time. Built by Stratolaunch, the company set up by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2011, the aircraft is designed to act as a flying launch pad for satellites. The...

By Steve Weichel on Apr 14th, 2019
Phoenix fire truck crash

Three civilians were killed Sunday when a Phoenix firetruck crashed into a passenger vehicle, according to local authorities. Phoenix police told CNN affiliate KTVK the firetruck was on its way to a structure fire nearby when it collided with...

By Steve Weichel on Apr 8th, 2019
DeathChamber-Texas

The ban was triggered by a detainee who wanted a Buddhist monk at his side during the execution. In response to a decision of the Supreme Court of United States, the state banned Texas pastor of execution cells. The State Department of Justice...

By Howard Johnson on Apr 4th, 2019
Natalija Filjowa Plane Crash

The crash of the aircraft of the manufacturer Epic killed three people – among them the prominent Russian businesswoman Natalija Filjowa. In the crash of a small aircraft in southern Hesse, the prominent Russian businesswoman Natalija...

By Steve Weichel on Apr 1st, 2019