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British backpacker who drunkenly graffitied 'Scousse Lee' on 13th century Thai fortress faces 10 years in jail

British backpacker who drunkenly graffitied 'Scousse Lee' on 13th century Thai fortress faces 10 years in jail

A backpacker from Liverpool is facing jail after spraying “Scousse Lee” on an 800-year-old Thai fortress. Lee Furlong, 23, was caught on CCTV using a can of black spray paint to tag the historic Tha Phae gate in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, on October 18 at 4am. In his drunken state, he managed to spell “Scouse” incorrectly, writing […]

Russia investigates whether student who killed 20 in Crimean college 'mass murder' acted alone

Russia investigates whether student who killed 20 in Crimean college 'mass murder' acted alone

The death toll from a college shooting and bomb attack in Crimea has grown to 20, as a top Crimean official said authorities are searching for possible accomplices who may have helped a student carry out the massacre. Interested in Russia? Add Russia as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Russia […]

Brexit: Commons vote must be 'unequivocal', says Raab

Brexit: Commons vote must be 'unequivocal', says Raab

Image copyright UK Parliament/Mark Duffy The decision on whether MPs approve or reject any Brexit deal must be “unequivocal”, ministers have said. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said the outcome of the “meaningful vote” due to take place in Parliament must be “clear to the British public”. In a letter to MPs, he suggests they will […]

Rocket from Gaza makes direct hit on residential home in southern Israel, no casualties

By The Associated Press | Posted – Oct 16th, 2018 @ 10:01pm JERUSALEM (AP) — Rocket from Gaza makes direct hit on residential home in southern Israel, no casualties. Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. × Source link

Julian Assange Told He Can Have Internet Back If He Behaves Online, Looks After Cat and Cleans His Bathroom

Julian Assange Told He Can Have Internet Back If He Behaves Online, Looks After Cat and Cleans His Bathroom

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, has been issued a new set of conditions by his hosts in order to regain his internet access. According to an embassy memo published by Ecuadorian website Codigo Vidrio on Monday, Ecuador is demanding Assange avoid interfering with “the internal affairs […]

Irish border issued entangled with questions of identity

Irish border issued entangled with questions of identity

The land around the small Irish town of Carrickcarnan is the kind of place where Britain’s plan to leave the European Union runs right into a wall — an invisible one that’s proving inordinately difficult to overcome. Somehow, a border of sorts will have to be drawn between Northern Ireland, which is part of the […]

Two Killed, 'Worst Flooding in 30 Years' Swamps Wales as Storm Callum Hits UK

Two Killed, 'Worst Flooding in 30 Years' Swamps Wales as Storm Callum Hits UK

A car is stranded in floodwater in South Wales, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. ((Ben Birchall/AP)) At least two people have been killed as Storm Callum hit the UK. Wales has suffered its “worst flooding in 30 years” as the River Towy burst its banks and flooded the town of Carmarthen. At least two […]

China Wants 'Constructive' Solution to Trade War, Yi Says

China Wants 'Constructive' Solution to Trade War, Yi Says

China Wants ‘Constructive’ Solution to Trade War, Yi Says  Bloomberg China central bank chief says plenty of room for monetary adjustments amid trade row  Reuters China echoes IMF pledge to avoid using currency as a trade tool  CNBC G20 meeting: Josh Frydenberg on Australia’s seat at the top economic table  The Australian Financial Review Full coverage Source link

Snowstorm Kills at Least 8 Climbers in Nepal

Snowstorm Kills at Least 8 Climbers in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal — At least eight climbers, including a South Korean world-record holder, have been killed after a violent snowstorm ripped through their camp in the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal, officials said on Saturday. The climbers — four South Koreans who were planning to summit the nearly 24,000-foot Mount Gurja, and their four guides — […]

Pastor Andrew Brunson released to US diplomatic personnel after being detained by Turkish authorities for two years

Pastor Andrew Brunson released to US diplomatic personnel after being detained by Turkish authorities for two years

Erin Cunningham Middle East reporter covering Iran, Turkey, Syria and the wider region October 12 at 12:51 PM BREAKING: Brunson will be departing his apartment in Turkey to go to the airport to leave the country. His lawyer, Jay Sekulow, said Brunson will be flown to a U.S. air base in Germany where he will […]

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