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‘Great day for all humanity’: Nazi-looted artwork finally returned to Italy after 75yrs

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German authorities have finally returned an 18th-century masterpiece that was stolen from Florence, Italy by Nazi soldiers during the Second World War and retained by an unnamed family. The ‘Vaso di Fiori’ (Vase of Flowers) oil painting by Dutch artist Jan van Huysum was officially returned to Italy by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Read More

Scandal-plagued Bibi beats Ben-Gurion to become longest-serving Israeli PM

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As he faces corruption allegations and yet another election fight, Israel’s unsinkable Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has set a new record by becoming the longest-serving leader of the Jewish state. The previous record of Israeli political longevity stood at 4,875 days and remained unmatched since 1963, when the nation’s founding father, David Ben-Gurion, retired as Read More

US pressure & EU inaction left Iran with ‘very few options’ except to retaliate

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The seizure of British-owned oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz is the signal that Iran’s patience has run out, worn thin by European inaction over a year after the US pullout from the nuclear deal, analysts have told RT. Prior to May this year, Iran exercised extreme restraint despite the US sanctions and its Read More

U.S. has ‘bigger problems’ than plastic straws – Trump

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump takes a drink of water as he speaks about his recent trip to Asia in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With plastic straw bans gaining popularity to protect the environment, President Donald Trump on Friday posed Read More

McAfee claims CIA tried to ‘collect’ him, poses armed in boat with his wife (PHOTO)

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Cryptocurrency guru John McAfee has claimed that the CIA tried to “collect” him and his wife. The secret services apparently failed, judging by the picture of the couple armed aboard their boat at sea. McAfee made the claim via his social media platform of choice – Twitter. He said that he is now somewhere at Read More

Scrabble or anti-Semitism? Norwegian ‘Jewish pig’ cartoon courts controversy

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A satirical cartoon on Norwegian public television has drawn complaints about anti-Semitism, after it showed a man contemplating a derogatory term in a word puzzle game Scrabble, while playing against a Jew. Part of the NKR Humor series, the cartoon depicts an overweight man dressed as a Haredi Jew, playing Scrabble with a younger man Read More

Americans bewildered after racist chants at Trump rally – and worried

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By Cordelia Lynch, US correspondent, in Minneapolis In Minneapolis, there is a bustling area they call Little Mogadishu. Cedar Riverside is home to a large Somali population. It is also where Democrat congresswoman Ilhan Omar rose to political prominence. This week, she became the target of racist chants at the president’s rally. But at Minneapolis-St Read More

Suspect in Kyoto Animation fire that killed 33 claims studio stole his story idea – report

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The suspected arsonist behind the Kyoto Animation Co. studio fire that killed 33 people has reportedly said he started the blaze in retaliation for the studio stealing his idea for a novel. The 41-year-old man, who reportedly shouted “Die!” as he set the fire, confessed his motive to police, the Kyodo News reported on Friday, Read More

Pulse Seismic Inc. Reports Q2 2019 Results

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CALGARY, Alberta, July 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pulse Seismic Inc. (TSX:PSD) (OTCQX:PLSDF) (“Pulse” or “the Company”) is pleased to report its financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019. The unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements, accompanying notes and MD&A are being filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and will Read More

Trump to meet with airline CEOs on Qatar flights

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after arriving at Pitt-Greenville Airport before heading to a campaign rally at Williams Arena in Greenville, North Carolina, U.S., July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump planned to meet on Thursday with the chief executives of major American airlines and Qatar Read More