U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a liberal firebrand who has taken on Wall Street and traded barbs with Donald Trump, on Monday became the most prominent Democrat to announce a challenge to the Republican president in 2020. Warren said she had formed an exploratory committee, which will allow her to begin raising money to compete in… Read More U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren declares intention to contest in 2020 presidential election
A departure hall at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport was briefly cleared on Monday after a man claimed to have a bomb, national police said in a statement. Police said the man had been arrested and departure hall 3 had been cleared as a precautionary measure. The statement said normal operations at the airport were now resuming.
Russia’s FSB state security service said on Monday it had detained an American citizen suspected of spying in Moscow and had opened a criminal case against him. The FSB said the American had been detained on December 28 but it gave no details of the nature of his alleged espionage activities. A U.S. State Department… Read More Russia detains U.S. citizen for suspected espionage
A crude bomb, blamed by security forces on a small pro-Islamic State militant group, killed two people and wounded dozens on Monday in the southern Philippines, an army commander said. Islamist militants operate in the south of the largely Christian Asian country and some are known to have links with groups abroad, including al Qaeda… Read More Two dead, dozens injured following bomb attack in southern Philippines
China issued a blizzard alert as temperatures around the country plunged on Sunday, shutting down train lines, bus routes and grounding some flights. The National Meteorological Center issued a code blue alert, with heavy snowstorms closing in on regions in the eastern and southern provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Anhui and Hunan. Freezing temperatures and heavy… Read More China issues blizzard alert following temperature plunge
Russian rescuers were on Monday searching for people still trapped under the rubble of a city apartment block that partly collapsed in a suspected gas blast, killing at least three, RIA said. Russia’s emergencies ministry told the news agency that four people had been recovered alive from the nine-storey building in Magnitogorsk, an industrial city… Read More Three dead, several trapped as gas explosion collapses high rise building in Russia
A lawsuit filed against Google by consumers who claimed the search engine’s photo sharing and storage service violated their privacy was dismissed on Saturday by a U.S. judge who cited a lack of concrete injuries. U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang in Chicago granted a Google motion for summary judgment, saying the court lacked subject matter… Read More U.S. judge dismisses lawsuit against Google over privacy violation
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont has been recognised in the British New Year’s Honours list with the former England captain given a knighthood for his services to the sport. Beaumont joins former England cricket captain Alastair Cook in receiving a knighthood, while Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, England soccer coach Gareth Southgate and captain… Read More World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont honoured with UK knighthood for services to sport