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Lady Liberty-sized asteroid to make close approach to Earth at over 37,000 mph

A huge asteroid dubbed 2018 SP1 is hurtling towards Earth. The space rock is estimated to be about the size of the Statue of Liberty or larger. The giant space rock, discovered by NASA on September 19, is closing in on Earth at the speed of 37,600 mph, or some 60,000 km/h. Read more SP1 measures between 229ft and 524ft ...

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'Another black person?!' NY nanny sues couple over firing after ‘racist’ text

A New York nanny is suing a couple for discriminatory firing after receiving a misdirected text from the mother complaining that she was “another black person.” The couple deny they are racist, likening the suit to “extortion.” Lynsey Plasco-Flaxman, a mother of two, expressed dismay when finding out that the new child care provider, Giselle Maurice, was black upon arriving ...

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Serbia puts military on high alert over incident involving ‘Kosovo special forces’ – local media

Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic has ordered the country’s armed forces to be on the highest combat readiness, local media reported. All police units have also been placed on high alert. Vucic’s order was handed over to the chief of the Serbian army general staff, Serbian agency Tanjug reported citing the president’s office on Saturday. READ MORE: Balkans shouldn’t be forced to choose ...

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Palestine takes US to International Court of Justice over Jerusalem embassy move

The Palestinian authority has asked the International Court of Justice to compel the US to shut down its embassy in Jerusalem, because it violates the Vienna convention, which says an embassy must be located in a host country. The Palestinian government submitted its application to launch proceedings against the US on Friday. The 14-page complaint, released by the UN’s principal ...

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Judge rules Democrats can sue Trump for 'emoluments' over DC hotel

The 200 congressional Democrats have standing to sue US President Donald Trump over what they say are violations of the US Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, a federal judge in Washington, DC has ruled. At the heart of the dispute is a broadly defined prohibition from Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the Constitution on accepting “any present, Emolument, Office, or ...

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‘Low class’: Facebook exec and WhatsApp co-founder in war of words over monetization efforts

Facebook executive David Marcus has called WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton a “whole new standard of low-class” after the entrepreneur criticised the social media giant and its efforts to monetize the popular messaging app. In an impassioned blog post, which he prefaced with a disclaimer saying that “no one at Facebook” asked him to write it, Marcus hit back at Acton ...

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‘Dime store Barbie!’ Kathy Griffin tells Tomi Lahren to ‘f**k herself’ over anti-Obama views

Kathy Griffin has once again blurred the lines of comedy and politics, telling conservative commentator Tomi Lahren to “go f**k herself” after she told Michelle Obama to “sit down” for calling her husband a “great president.” Tomi Lahren, known for her conservative views and former role as a host on The Blaze, lashed out at the former first lady on ...

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‘Insincere’: Beijing rejects second apology from Swedish show over Chinese tourist ‘poop’ jokes

China has rejected a second apology from the Swedish show which featured a warning to Chinese tourists not to defecate in public. As diplomatic tensions between two countries loom, the program says its message was lost. The episode of the satirical show Svenska Nyheter (Swedish News), aired by national broadcaster SVT, the largest TV network in the country, took the ...

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Beijing slams US military ‘provocations’ after B-52 bombers fly over South & East China Seas

China said it is opposed to US jets taking “provocative actions” in the disputed South China Sea, a day after Washington confirmed that its B-52 long-range bombers flew near the contested territories. On Tuesday, a group of B-52 bombers “participated in a regularly scheduled, combined operation in the East China Sea,” Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Dave Eastburn revealed on Wednesday. ...

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Does he know the Cold War is over? RT unpacks Trump’s UN sermon against socialism (VIDEO)

Trump sermonized to the UN General Assembly about the evils of socialism – but his lecturing was met with crickets. RT’s Caleb Maupin dives into the US leader’s Cold War-era rant, and why it received a chilly reception. US President Donald Trump railed against Venezuela during his speech on Tuesday, claiming that the South American nation embodies the ills of ...

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