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Trump says anyone trading with Iran will not trade with US as sanctions come into force

Published time: 7 Aug, 2018 09:49 Edited time: 7 Aug, 2018 09:56 US President Donald Trump has warned that any country trading with Iran will “not be doing business with the United States.” The threat comes as sanctions against the country came into effect at midnight. The announcement came via the president’s usual medium of communication, Twitter, where Trump announced ...

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‘Pro-Russia’ t-shirts at Trump rally go viral, sending Democrats into meltdown

Two ardent Republicans expressed their support for US President Donald Trump — and their disdain for the Democratic Party — in a fairly original way during a rally held by the president in Ohio at the weekend. Cleveland photographer Jeremy Pelzer spotted the two friends, who had travelled from the city of Delaware to attend the Trump rally, wearing matching ...

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The Perseids: Astronomers prepare for Earth to ‘plow’ into fiery meteor shower (PHOTOS)

A glowing shower of meteorites is set to light up the night skies this August as hundreds of burning space rocks wipe out in Earth’s atmosphere, much to the delight of stargazers across the globe. The Perseids is a prolific shower of fiery space particles that has streaked over our planet annually for generations as Earth encounters debris falling off ...

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Short video service Musical.ly is merging into sister app TikTok

Musical.ly, the short video app that’s popular among teens and young people, is going away. Kinda. The app and all user data and accounts is being merged with Toktok, a sister app that’s owned by ByteDance, the Chinese company that acquired Musical.ly for around $ 1 billion last year. The switch-over happens today (Thursday) and it should be relatively seamless. Users ...

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Muslim women & supporters protest as Denmark burqa ban comes into effect (VIDEO)

Hundreds have rallied in Copenhagen as a new ban on the wearing of face veils in public came into effect in Denmark. The Danish government is taking a more conservative position on immigration and integration. The ‘burqa ban’ came into effect on Wednesday, after being enacted by the Danish parliament in May. The law was brought forward by Denmark’s ruling ...

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Earth’s mantle torn into 4 pieces under quake-prone Tibetan plateau – scientists

A new model showing that Earth’s mantle has been torn into at least four pieces beneath the Tibetan plateau could dramatically improve earthquake predictions, scientists say. The model, generated from high-resolution earthquake data, offers the clearest picture yet of the mysterious geological processes that occured when the Indian and Asian tectonics plates collided some 50 million years ago, giving rise ...

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Russian rocket engines to continue launching America into space

Russia will continue supplying RD-180 rocket engines, which are used by NASA and the Pentagon, to the United States until at least 2020. “We signed the contract until 2020, and we will supply our partners with six more RD-180 engines,” said Igor Arbuzov, CEO of Russia’s Energomash. The RD-180 engines operate at the first stage of the US Atlas V ...

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Google’s lead lawyer moves into a global policy role

Google is promoting its top lawyer, Kent Walker, into a global policy position, CNBC reports. Walker, Google SVP and general counsel, has already been a public voice in the company’s recent privacy tangles, but will move into a formal role as senior vice president of global affairs, overseeing Google’s policy, trust and safety, corporate philanthropy and legal teams. Last year, ...

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PM Medvedev announces Crimea’s full integration into Russian Federation

The Crimean Republic has completed integration with Russia’s economy, infrastructure and judiciary, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced while speaking to members of the Sevastopol city government. “We faced an unprecedented task, both in its difficulty and in its scale – we had to integrate the peninsula in the Russian legal, infrastructure and economic fields. Today we can say that the ...

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Kangaroo crashes into family home window, collapses in a bloody heap beside toilet (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

A family in Melbourne was given the late-night wake-up call of their lives when a panicked kangaroo smashed through the front window of their home and hopped around, bloodied from a series of flesh wounds. The startled roo broke into the home of Mafi Ahokavo and his family on Saturday night, creating a significant stir by jumping around several rooms ...

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