Brazilian oil workers begin three day strike following nationwide trucker protest

Brazilian oil workers began a 72-hour strike on Wednesday in a new blow to President Michel Temer following a nationwide trucker protest that has strangled Latin America’s largest economy for over a week. The strike affecting several rigs, refineries, plants and ports is the latest challenge for state-led oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA, whose shares… Read More Brazilian oil workers begin three day strike following nationwide trucker protest

Police launch manhunt following fatal shooting of deputy in Tennessee

A manhunt is underway in central Tennessee after a deputy was shot and killed on Wednesday morning. The incident happened in Dickson County, west of Nashville. Officials are searching for an armed suspect in the area of Bear Creek Valley Road and Tidwell Switch Road, the station reports. He is believed to be on foot.… Read More Police launch manhunt following fatal shooting of deputy in Tennessee

Coca-Cola launches first alcoholic beverage

​Coca-Cola, on Monday, launched its first alcoholic drink. The canned liquor product was launched in Japan. The U.S. drinks giant aims at making a version of ‘Chu-Hi’, canned sparkling flavoured drink, that includes a local spirit called shochu. According to the president of Coca-Cola’s Japan business unit, Jorge Garduno, in a post on the company’s… Read More Coca-Cola launches first alcoholic beverage

Car bomb and gunfire exchange reported near interior ministry in Afghanistan

​A car bomb exploded near Afghanistan’s interior ministry in Kabul on Wednesday and then gunmen exchanged fire with members of the security forces, police said, in what appeared to be the latest in a series of militant attacks in the capital. There was no immediate word on casualties, nor was there any claim of responsibility.… Read More Car bomb and gunfire exchange reported near interior ministry in Afghanistan

Iran, European powers make progress in talks to end Yemen crisis 

​Iran and European powers have made good progress in talks to end the conflict in Yemen as Tehran has shown itself willing to push for a ceasefire and ease the humanitarian crisis there, according to officials on both sides. The talks were launched in February as part of efforts to avert President Donald Trump’s decision… Read More Iran, European powers make progress in talks to end Yemen crisis 

Palestinian armed groups agree to Gaza ceasefire if Israel reciprocates 

Gaza’s dominant Islamist Hamas movement said on Wednesday that Palestinian armed groups in Gaza have agreed to a ceasefire as long as Israel also ceases fire, after the most intense flare-up of fighting since a 2014 war. Following dozens of rocket and mortar launches at Israel throughout Tuesday and overnight, and Israeli tank and air… Read More Palestinian armed groups agree to Gaza ceasefire if Israel reciprocates 

Rocket strike kills dozens of Taliban leaders in Afghanistan

​More than 50 senior Taliban commanders were killed in an artillery strike on a meeting in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, a U.S. military spokesman said on Wednesday, as fighting continues across the country. The attack on a meeting of commanders in the district of Musa Qala in Helmand, one of the heartlands of the… Read More Rocket strike kills dozens of Taliban leaders in Afghanistan