Civil war is imminent in England

Ten years after the crash, there’s barely suppressed civil war in Britain Aditya Chakrabortty All history now, isn’t it? The credit crisis that began in August 2007, the ensuing banking crash and global recession. One bumper episode from the long-ago past, when the iPhone was a newborn and Amy Winehouse still made records. Now done, dusted, reformedContinue reading “Civil war is imminent in England”

Shanghai delivery couriers warned after spate of fatal accidents

Delivery Couriers warned by Shanghai Police to obey traffic laws   Police in Chinese city call on tech firms to ensure delivery riders comply with rules amid fierce competition for market dominance among takeaway apps. Services ordered via smartphone apps have shot up in China in recent years as the country’s web giants jostle forContinue reading “Shanghai delivery couriers warned after spate of fatal accidents”

Yingluck trial: Thailand ex-PM ‘fled to Dubai’ before verdict believed to be seeking asylum in UK

Thailand’s ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra fled to Dubai ahead of the verdict in her trial over a rice subsidy scheme, members of her party have said. Pheu Thai Party sources said Ms Shinawatra left Thailand last week. It was revealed on Friday that Ms Yingluck, who is charged with negligence, had gone abroad but the destinationContinue reading “Yingluck trial: Thailand ex-PM ‘fled to Dubai’ before verdict believed to be seeking asylum in UK”

After Surgut Attack, Russian Authorities Launch Terrorism Sweep

Russia — 2 days ago Law enforcement has begun detaining people who knew the attacker or are suspected of having helped him   At least ten people have been detained as part of a terrorism investigation into Saturday’s knife attack in western Siberia, Radio Liberty reports. Law enforcement has begun detaining people who knew the attacker or areContinue reading “After Surgut Attack, Russian Authorities Launch Terrorism Sweep”

China’s army getting ready for something big to go down in Korea

China’s military has been increasing the strength and number of its forces along its 880-mile border with North Korea as Pyongyang’s military provocations cause the US and its allies to think long and hard about military action against the rogue regime. A report from The Wall Street Journal says that China has established a new border-defense brigade,Continue reading “China’s army getting ready for something big to go down in Korea”

France has faced worst wine grape harvest since 1945

Wine production could fall  after spring frosts ravage vines, but hot summer could deliver top vintages. France is expecting its poorest wine grape harvest since 1945 after an unusually mild March and a frosty April, experts have said, although the hot summer promises to deliver excellent quality. “At harvests everywhere, in places where we thought thereContinue reading “France has faced worst wine grape harvest since 1945”

Letters from America part 1 ~ The love triangle of the century: Diana, Charles and Camilla

  In anticipation of the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death on Aug. 31, USA TODAY is looking back at the moments and relationships who made her who she was and her lasting impact.  A fairy tale, it was not. But that’s how it looked when Diana Spencer walked down the aisle in a 25-footContinue reading “Letters from America part 1 ~ The love triangle of the century: Diana, Charles and Camilla”

Hand grenade found in Amsterdam street

The Amsterdam police closed down part of Amstelstraat, near the Rembrandtplein, on Thursday morning after an item believed to be an explosive was found. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is investigating, NU.nl reports. According to local broadcaster AT5, the explosive may be a hand grenade. It was found near the ABE nightclub. At this stageContinue reading “Hand grenade found in Amsterdam street”

Russia readies for huge military exercises as summer tensions simmer

A display of power involving up to 100,000 people in Belarus, Kaliningrad and Russia itself comes against backdrop of strained relations with western Nations. Russia is preparing to mount what could be one of its biggest military exercises since the cold war, a display of power that will be watched warily by Nato against a backdropContinue reading “Russia readies for huge military exercises as summer tensions simmer”

‘Troops don’t solve conflicts’ and deployments too costly says German opposition party

Photo ~A German Bundeswehr armed forces soldier looks out from a Boxer armoured personnel carrier at camp Marmal near Mazar-e-Sharif, northern Afghanistan. Germany spent roughly €21 billion ($25 billion) for 52 overseas deployments in the past decades, losing 108 soldiers, the defense ministry said, amid calls from top German officials to not engage in anContinue reading “‘Troops don’t solve conflicts’ and deployments too costly says German opposition party”