South Korea set to file complaint against BMW over delayed recalls of vehicles with engine defects

South Korea’s transport ministry said it would file a complaint against German luxury carmaker BMW with prosecutors for allegedly delaying recalls and concealing defects that led to several engine fires in the country this year. The ministry also fined BMW 11.2 billion won (an equivalent of $9.96 million) over delayed recalls. A faulty exhaust treatment… Read More South Korea set to file complaint against BMW over delayed recalls of vehicles with engine defects

Masked youths attack journalists covering electoral campaigns in Bangladesh

Around two dozen masked youths attacked a group of Bangladeshi reporters with hockey sticks and batons, injuring about 10 of them, when they were resting at a hotel after covering an election rally, the journalists said on Tuesday. The incident, which occurred late on Monday in the town of Nawabgonj about 40 km (25 miles)… Read More Masked youths attack journalists covering electoral campaigns in Bangladesh

Three dead as suicide bombers attack foreign ministry in Libya

At least three people were killed when suicide bombers attacked Libya’s foreign ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, the health ministry said. The assailants were suspected to be Islamic State militants, a security source said. The three attackers began their assault with a car bomb, damaging vehicles and buildings, and then opened fire on the ministry.… Read More Three dead as suicide bombers attack foreign ministry in Libya

U.S. court orders North Korea to pay $501million in damages over death of U.S. student

A U.S. court on Monday ordered Pyongyang to pay $501 million in damages for the torture and death of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier, who died in 2017 shortly after being released from a North Korea prison. Warmbier’s parents sued North Korea in April over their son’s death. The 22-year-old student died days after he… Read More U.S. court orders North Korea to pay $501million in damages over death of U.S. student

Massachusetts prosecutors charge actor Kevin Spacey for sexual assault

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has been charged in connection with an allegation that he sexually abused an 18-year-old boy at a Nantucket, Massachusetts, bar more than two years ago, the local district attorney said on Monday. Spacey is scheduled to be arraigned at Nantucket District Court on January 7 on a single charge of indecent… Read More Massachusetts prosecutors charge actor Kevin Spacey for sexual assault

Mexican governor, senator killed in helicopter crash on Christmas eve

A Mexican governor and her senator husband were killed on Monday in a helicopter crash near the city of Puebla in central Mexico, the government said, just days after she had taken office following a bitterly contested election. Martha Erika Alonso, a senior opposition figure and governor of the state of Puebla, died with Rafael… Read More Mexican governor, senator killed in helicopter crash on Christmas eve