Three of the Most Bizarre Laws in the World

There are laws and traditions in the world that are quite strange and ridiculous.

World | October 27, 2017, Friday // 13:31 | Viewed: 2546

Twitter Banned Ads from Russian Media

The Twitter social network has banned Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik's Russian-language commercials, the BBC reported.

World | October 27, 2017, Friday // 12:45 | Viewed: 14038

Venezuelan Opposition Receives Sakharov Freedom Prize

The Venezuelan opposition has received the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, which the European Parliament gives annually.

World | October 27, 2017, Friday // 12:23 | Viewed: 1984

Two Americans were Rescued after Drifting in the Pacific Ocean for 5 Months

Two young Americans were rescued on Wednesday after a 5-month drift of a damaged yacht in the Pacific Ocean, the US Navy website said.

World | October 27, 2017, Friday // 11:59 | Viewed: 2193

Kazakhstan President Orders Transition to Latin-based Alphabet

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a decree to change the Kazakh language from Cyrillic to Latin, the head of state said today.

World | October 27, 2017, Friday // 11:54 | Viewed: 2337

Robot Obtain Citizenship in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has become the first country in the world to have given citizenship to a humanoid robot, the Daily Mail reported.

World | October 27, 2017, Friday // 11:40 | Viewed: 14849

Turkey Seeks to Boost Bilateral Trade with Bosnia

Turkey's Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Ahmet Esref Fakibaba said on Thursday increasing trade volume with Bosnia is one of the major goals of his country, Anadolu Agency reports.

World » Southeast Europe | October 27, 2017, Friday // 08:15 | Viewed: 3637

Italian Parliament Approves Controversial Electoral Law

The Italian parliament Thursday gave its final go-ahead to a highly contested electoral law that will shape the results of next year’s general election to the advantage of established parties, Politico writes.

World » EU | October 27, 2017, Friday // 08:13 | Viewed: 3531

Iraqi Forces Launch Assault on Last IS Bastion

Iraqi forces have launched an offensive to recapture the last bastion of so-called Islamic State in the country.

World | October 26, 2017, Thursday // 17:17 | Viewed: 2421

Africa Needs 11 Million Doctors, Nurses and Teachers

Africa will need up to 11 million doctors , nurses and teachers by 2030 in order to prevent a "socio-economic cataclysm" that will force millions of people to emigrate.

World | October 26, 2017, Thursday // 16:34 | Viewed: 1809

JFK Files: Trump Teases Release as Deadline Arrives

US President Donald Trump announced in Twitter that thousands of documents from the National Archives, related to the assassination of the country's 35th President John Kennedy in 1963, will be published within the set deadline, that is, today, TASS repor

World | October 26, 2017, Thursday // 13:25 | Viewed: 1548

Qatar, Russia Sign Agreements on Air Defense, Supplies

Qatar signed a military technical cooperation agreement and memorandum of understanding on air defense and military supplies with Russia on Thursday, a statement from the Qatari defense ministry said, quoted by Reuters.

World » Russia | October 26, 2017, Thursday // 12:19 | Viewed: 1817

German Parties Brace for Tough Coalition Talks on Migration

The three parties exploring a possible coalition in Germany face an early test of their willingness to compromise on Thursday when they try to hammer out a common stance on deeply divisive immigration and asylum policy, Reuters reports.

World » EU | October 26, 2017, Thursday // 11:41 | Viewed: 3401

Crisis Over Catalan Independence Nears Crucial Few Days

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont kept friends and foes guessing on Wednesday on whether he intends to unilaterally declare independence as the Spanish government prepares to impose direct rule to stop the region breaking away, Reuters reports.

World » EU | October 26, 2017, Thursday // 11:40 | Viewed: 3379

Brexit Transition Period Likely to be Limited to 20 Months, EU Officials say

 The European Union is likely to offer Theresa May a transition period after Brexit of just 20 months, according to senior sources in Brussels, The Guardian reports.

World » EU | October 26, 2017, Thursday // 11:32 | Viewed: 3536

The EU is Damaging its Credibility Over Turkey

Authoritarian leaders do not simply come and go.

World » Southeast Europe | October 26, 2017, Thursday // 11:22 | Viewed: 3841

Strengthening Security Checks at Europe’s Borders

A common electronic system to speed up checks at the Schengen area’s external borders and to register all non-EU travellers was backed by Parliament on Wednesday.

World » EU | October 25, 2017, Wednesday // 18:08 | Viewed: 1957

Former Turkish Minister Launches Party to Challenge Erdogan

A prominent Turkish nationalist politician and former minister announced on Wednesday she was forming a new party which could pose a significant challenge to President Tayyip Erdogan in elections due within two years, Reuters reported.

World » Southeast Europe | October 25, 2017, Wednesday // 16:57 | Viewed: 11634

Some Russian Financial Organizations Suffered 'BadRabbit' Attack

Some Russian financial organizations have suffered cyber attacks by malware called “BadRabbit” but have not been compromised, Russia’s central bank said on Wednesday, quoted by Reuters.

World » Russia | October 25, 2017, Wednesday // 14:40 | Viewed: 1863

By 2050 there will be a Russian Base on the Moon

A Russian lunar base will be built in the period 2040 - 2050 on the Moon.

World | October 25, 2017, Wednesday // 13:22 | Viewed: 1617

Protester Throws Russian Flags at Trump (Video)

Demonstrators threw Russian flags at American President Donald Trump, reports CNN.

World | October 25, 2017, Wednesday // 12:51 | Viewed: 1572
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