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The funeral of Hugo Chavez

The funeral of Hugo Chavez

Leaders from all over the world have arrived in Venezuela for the funeral of Hugo Chavez, who died Wednesday. At least 50 different countries sent delegates for the funeral in…

BERLIN ‘Don’t tear down this wall!’

BERLIN ‘Don’t tear down this wall!’

Plans to remove sections of Berlin’s East Side Gallery, the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall, have struck a raw nerve in the German capital. Opponents see it as…

China has overtaken the US as the world’s largest net oil importer

China has overtaken the US as the world’s largest net oil importer

China has overtaken the US as the world’s largest net oil importer, according to a Financial Times report. The US has been the world’s largest net oil importer since the…

Solar power can outshine oil in a few decades – Shell

Solar power can outshine oil in a few decades – Shell

World demand for oil will reach its peak between 2035-2040, after which solar power or gas will take the lead a study by Royal Dutch Shell predicts. After research into…

Obama to threaten Iran with military strike in June, Israeli media reports

Obama to threaten Iran with military strike in June, Israeli media reports

President Barack Obama says the United States could launch an attack on Iran as early as this June, Israeli media reports. According to a report on Israel’s Channel 10 News…

PETA mad about bombing Guam with dead mice

PETA mad about bombing Guam with dead mice

The US government’s plan to bomb Guam with poisoned dead mice has sparked outrage among animal rights activists who have referred to the plan as a “clumsy dangerous massacre” of…

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits near Tokyo

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits near Tokyo

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has hit near Tokyo, shaking buildings in the Japanese capital. No tsunami risk is reported. The US Geological Survey said the quake had hit at 16:23…

Did the Pope quit to dodge blame for misdeeds or just to do the right thing?

Did the Pope quit to dodge blame for misdeeds or just to do the right thing?

The latest allegation that a gay priest blackmail scandal was the reason for Benedict XVI’s sudden resignation shows that his sudden decision will be queried long after his departure, perhaps…

World stocks fall on possible Fed cut in stimulus

World stocks fall on possible Fed cut in stimulus

Markets across the globe took a knock on Wednesday amid a US squabble over continued stimulus spending, which dominated a meeting of the US Federal Reserve. The plunge has raised…

Pope Benedict XVI to resign, first pontiff to quit since Middle Ages

Pope Benedict XVI to resign, first pontiff to quit since Middle Ages

Pope Benedict XVI is to resign for reasons relating to his health, according to a Vatican spokesperson. He’s the first head of the Catholic Church to quit the highest post…