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  • North Korea's Olympic ambition falters
    on 19. februar 2018 at 19:25

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: Kim Jong Un wants to turn his country into an international sports power - think East Germany in the 1970s and 80s. The North Korean leader is pouring resources into training and infrastructure, athletes are getting more recognition than ever and the country now even has an all-sports television channel, though it's not clear how many citizens are able to actually watch... […]

  • Cobra blood for Cobra Gold marines
    on 19. februar 2018 at 18:33

    SATTAHIP: US and Thai marines slurped snake blood and ate scorpions in a jungle survival programme on Monday as part of the annual Cobra Gold war games. […]

  • Trump backs tighter gun-purchase checks
    on 19. februar 2018 at 17:12

    WEST PALM BEACH, Florida: US President Donald Trump offered support Monday for an effort to strengthen the federal gun background check system as he hunkered down at his private Florida golf course just 65 kilometres from last week's deadly school shooting. […]

  • 14 killed in Mozambique dump collapse
    on 19. februar 2018 at 14:22

    MAPUTO, Mozambique: At least 14 people were killed when a rubbish mound collapsed in a poor district of Mozambique's capital Maputo, crushing several nearby homes, emergency services said. […]

  • Indonesia raises aviation warnings
    on 19. februar 2018 at 14:10

    JAKARTA: Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after it sent a towering plume of ash more than 7km into the air, its biggest eruption this year. […]

  • UK academic who blackmailed victims jailed for 32 years
    on 19. februar 2018 at 14:01

    LONDON: A British academic who blackmailed victims into sending him increasingly depraved images which he shared on dark web forums was jailed for 32 years on Monday after admitting 137 offences which included encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy. […]

  • Merkel brings possible successor to Berlin
    on 19. februar 2018 at 13:47

    BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed Monday that the governor of Germany's tiny western state of Saarland run her party's day-to-day operations -- putting her in prime position eventually to succeed Mrs Merkel as leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union. […]

  • Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash
    on 19. februar 2018 at 12:54

    TEHRAN: Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported. […]

  • 5% cap proposed in windfall tax bill
    on 19. februar 2018 at 11:59

    The new windfall tax will likely be capped at 5% of the increases in land valuations before and after a state project is built in an area, according to a tax official. […]

  • Excise chief soothes fear over tax on duty-free spirits
    on 19. februar 2018 at 11:53

    Director-general of the Excise Department Kritsada Jinavijarana has come out to ease the concern among drinkers that they could later be taxed for duty-free spirits. […]