U.S. President Donald Trump threatens government shutdown over border wall, immigration laws

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would allow the federal government to shut down if Democrats refuse to back his demand for a wall at the Mexican border and other major changes to immigration laws his administration wants. “I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give us… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump threatens government shutdown over border wall, immigration laws

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi suspends electricity minister following protests over poor services

​Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi suspended his electricity minister on Sunday amid continuing protests over poor public services especially power cuts and rampant corruption, the premier’s office said. It said in a statement that Abadi had also ordered an internal government investigation into Electricity Minister Qassim al-Fahdawi’s role in the deterioration of utility services. There… Read More Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi suspends electricity minister following protests over poor services

Fourteen killed as earthquake rocks Indonesian island of Lombok

A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist island of Lombok in Indonesia on Sunday killing 14 people and sending villagers fleeing from their beds into open fields to avoid collapsing buildings. The quake, which rocked the island early in the morning when many people were still asleep, injured 162 people and damaged thousands… Read More Fourteen killed as earthquake rocks Indonesian island of Lombok

Three dead, seven injured as gunmen fire into crowd in New Orleans

Three people were killed and at least seven others were injured in a mass shooting in New Orleans late Saturday night, officials said. Police said two gunman shot indiscriminately into a crowd at about 10:30 p.m. local time, about three miles from the city’s famed French quarter. Three of the wounded were pronounced dead at… Read More Three dead, seven injured as gunmen fire into crowd in New Orleans