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‘Sexist & indecent’: Twitter fires back at Pakistani PM as he calls MALE opponent ‘madam’

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Pakistani PM Imran Khan minced no words while calling his political opponent ‘madam,’ but the remark didn’t sit well with local netizens who accused their premier of sexism and misogyny. Imran Khan unloaded on Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of the opposition Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), while speaking to a crowd of supporters on Wednesday. I Read More

Media trust ranker NewsGuard launches in UK by greenlighting tabloids, adding ex-NATO chief to board

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NewsGuard, the trust-rating outfit that continues to approve of US media that spread the Russiagate conspiracy theory, has expanded operations to the UK and added a former NATO chief to its advisory board. Announcing its UK debut on Wednesday, NewsGuard bragged about including Anders Fogh Rasmussen to their advisory board, describing him only as “former Read More

U.S. judge suspends Blackstone lawsuit against Italy’s RCS over Milan HQ

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MILAN (Reuters) – A New York judge has put on hold a lawsuit by U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group LP against Italian publisher RCS Mediagroup over the disputed sale of real estate assets, pending the outcome of an arbitration in Italy. FILE PHOTO: The ticker and trading information for Blackstone Group is displayed at Read More

U.S. judge suspends Blackstone’s lawsuit against Italian media group: sources

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MILAN (Reuters) – A New York judge has suspended a lawsuit brought by U.S. private equity fund Blackstone against Italian publisher RCS Mediagroup over the disputed sale of real estate assets, two sources close to the matter said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The ticker and trading information for Blackstone Group is displayed at the post Read More

Boeing withdraws 2019 financial forecast & pauses share buybacks amid mounting concerns over 737 MAX

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The yet unresolved issues surrounding Boeing’s once best-selling 737 MAX aircraft have forced the world’s biggest aerospace corporation to pull its full financial forecast for the current year. Moreover, Boeing announced plans to pause share buybacks, citing “a challenging time for our customers, stakeholders and the company.” “Across the company, we are focused on safety, Read More

Family’s heartbreak as son is buried in Sri Lanka attack mass grave

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By Tom Cheshire, Asia correspondent As she followed the car that carried her brother’s coffin, she cried out, asking why God was punishing them, and remembering how they had walked the same street together so many times when he was alive.   Marious Neranjen Fernando was killed in the bomb attack on St Sebastian’s Church Read More

Bayer bosses facing shareholder reckoning over Monsanto deal as cancer lawsuits mount

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German Pharmaceutical giant Bayer is running into mounting shareholder opposition ahead of its annual meeting on Friday. The company’s investors are faulting management for failing to foresee the risks of its biggest deal ever. A growing number of shareholders have said they won’t support executives and supervisory board members in the upcoming no-confidence vote. The Read More

Duterte threatens to ‘declare war’ on Canada over long-running trash dispute

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to declare war with Canada amid a long-standing diplomatic dispute between the two nations over Canadian waste that was illegally dumped in his country five years ago. “I want a boat prepared. I’ll give a warning to Canada maybe next week that they better pull that thing out or Read More

FBI searched for Hitler after his supposed death, declassified documents reveal

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Newly declassified FBI documents reveal that the US investigated whether Adolf Hitler was really dead after reports emerged claiming he had successfully fled safely to Argentina. Hitler killed himself in his Berlin bunker April 30, 1945, but ever since, rumors have persisted that he wasn’t really dead and had in fact fled Germany to avoid Read More