Sweden eyes stronger terror laws after truck attack

After the Stockholm truck attack that killed four people and injured 15 others, Swedish Justice Minister Morgan Johansson has told AFP he is seeking to toughen the nation's terrorism laws. The suspected truck driver who mowed down shoppers in the attac...

Philippine’s Duterte starts Gulf tour

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrived Monday night in Saudi Arabia, where economic troubles forced the repatriation of thousands of his citizens still waiting for their salaries.Filipino organisations in the Gulf kingdom, which still hosts almos...

Watchdogs allege Shell knew about Nigeria oil kickbacks

Corruption watchdogs alleged Monday that Shell executives knew that money earmarked for a controversial oil deal was being used to bribe senior Nigerian officials, a claim rebuffed by the petroleum giant.The allegations by Global Witness and Finance Un...

Road salt runoff threatens US, Canada lakes: study

Salting of roads in winter helps drivers navigate snow and ice, but the runoff may be irreparably damaging freshwater lakes in the United States and Canada, researchers warned Monday.Most of the 371 North American freshwater lakes in the US Northeast a...

Chinese tech firm LeEco ends bid to buy TV maker Vizio

Cash-strapped Chinese tech firm LeEco on Monday abandoned its effort to buy US television maker Vizio, citing "regulatory headwinds."Tech giant LeEco led by billionaire Jia Yueting last year announced a deal to buy Vizio for $2 billion, but the acquis...

US regulator reverses course on in-flight calling

A top US regulator moved Monday to roll back efforts to allow cellphone use in aircraft, reversing course on relaxing a long-standing ban on in-flight calls.Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said he circulated a order, which would req...

Janet Jackson, husband split months after baby: reports

Pop superstar Janet Jackson has split from her husband, the Qatari tycoon Wissam Al Mana, just months after they had a baby, reports said Monday.Several celebrity news sites, quoting unnamed sources, said that the 50-year-old younger sister of late Kin...

White House warns Syria on chemical, barrel bomb use

The White House on Monday warned Syria that further use of chemical weapons or barrel bombs could bring US military retaliation.Broadening its warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, White House spokesman Sean Spicer indicated that such attacks we...

Metallica bassist’s son, 12, goes on tour with Korn

Rock music has long centered around youth but metal band Korn is going to a new extreme -- the 12-year-old son of Metallica's bassist is joining them on tour.Korn said that Tye Trujillo, a bassist like his father Robert Trujillo, will play with the ban...

Pope opens launderette for the homeless

The "Pope Francis Launderette" opened its doors Monday offering the poor and homeless to wash their clothes and bedding for free, the Vatican announced.The laundry service is in Rome's Trastevere tourist district, which already has as homeless shelter ...

Sweden attack suspect demands Sunni lawyer

The prime suspect in the Stockholm truck attack has demanded that his state-appointed lawyer be replaced with a Sunni Muslim -- a request that was refused, according to court documents seen Monday.Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek national believed t...

US, Mexico, Canada in joint bid for 2026 World Cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada announced a joint bid to stage the 2026 World Cup on Monday, aiming to become the first three-way co-hosts in the history of FIFA's showpiece tournament. The bid was announced at a press conference in New York atten...

Future strikes on Syria a ‘possibility’– White House

The US leaves open the possibility to conduct new missile strikes on Syria in case of chemical attacks on civilians, White House spokesman Sean Spicer has said at a news conference. Read Full Article at RT.com

Mosul zoo lion and bear flown out of Iraq

Simba the lion and Lula the bear, the ailing last two residents of Mosul zoo, were flown out of Iraq Monday to receive emergency care from an animal welfare group.A group of veterinarians from the Four Paws International charity took the animals out of...

Vampire greens: dead bat found in Florida prepackaged salad

US health authorities on Monday studied the remains of a dead bat discovered inside a prepackaged salad mix sold in Florida for possible traces of the deadly rabies virus.The Fresh Express company, a subsidiary of Chiquita Brands, announced a "precauti...

Pentagon suspects chemical weapons still at Syrian air base

The Pentagon believes the Syrian regime likely has additional chemical weapons stocks at the airfield struck by US missiles last week, but these were deliberately left untouched, an official said Monday.US intelligence experts assess Syrian President B...