Nigerian soldiers kill Boko Haram media commander Ahmad Sale

The Nigeria Army has announced that its men have killed Boko Haram’s media chief, Ahmad Sale. Sale is said to be a key member of the sect’s faction known as Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). This was made known in a statement issued to newsmen on Saturday, November 17, 2018 by Army authorities. According… Read More Nigerian soldiers kill Boko Haram media commander Ahmad Sale

Recovery teams search for missing persons following California’s deadliest wildfires

Forensic recovery teams searched for more victims in the charred wreckage of the northern California town of Paradise on Saturday as the number of people listed as missing in the state’s deadliest wildfire topped 1,000. Remains of at least 71 people have been recovered in and around the small Sierra foothills town 175 miles (280… Read More Recovery teams search for missing persons following California’s deadliest wildfires

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence vows no backing down on trade war with China

The United States will not back down from its trade dispute with China, and might even double its tariffs, unless Beijing bows to U.S. demands, Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday. In a bluntly worded speech at an Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in Papua New Guinea, Pence threw down the gauntlet to… Read More U.S. Vice President Mike Pence vows no backing down on trade war with China

Volkswagen set to spend $50billion on electrification project

Volkswagen expects to become the most profitable manufacturer of electric cars thanks to a multi-billion euro expansion plan to mass produce battery driven vehicles, Chief Executive Herbert Diess said on Friday. VW will spend almost 44 billion euros (an equivalent of $50 billion) on developing electric cars, autonomous driving and new mobility services by 2023… Read More Volkswagen set to spend $50billion on electrification project

One killed, dozens injured as thousands protest against fuel prices in France

Thousands gathered on motorways across France on Saturday to protest against higher fuel taxes and President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies, in a campaign of road blockades in which one protester was accidentally killed and dozens were injured. Dubbed the yellow vests, protesters took to motorway sliproads and tunnel entrances, causing major back-ups at some highway… Read More One killed, dozens injured as thousands protest against fuel prices in France

Judge orders White House to restore press pass of CNN journalist Jim Acosta

A U.S. judge on Friday ordered the White House to temporarily restore CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass, which was revoked after a contentious news conference last week with President Donald Trump. The White House withdrew Acosta’s credentials on November 7 in an escalation of the Republican president’s attacks on news organizations, who he has… Read More Judge orders White House to restore press pass of CNN journalist Jim Acosta

U.S. prosecutors preparing criminal case against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange 

U.S. prosecutors are preparing to pursue a criminal case against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, escalating a long battle targeting his anti-secrecy group even as he remains holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. Prosecutors have obtained a sealed indictment against Assange, something that emerged in a Thursday filing in an unrelated criminal case in… Read More U.S. prosecutors preparing criminal case against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange 

Private company finds Argentine Navy submarine that went missing with 44 crew members

The Argentine Navy submarine that went missing a year ago off the country’s Atlantic Coast was found by a private company involved in what had been a massive search for the vessel and its 44-member crew, the Navy announced by tweet on Saturday. The submarine ARA San Juan had a seven-day supply of air when… Read More Private company finds Argentine Navy submarine that went missing with 44 crew members