Egyptian police kill gunmen responsible for November attack on bus carrying Christians

Egyptian police killed two gunmen who carried out last month’s attack on a bus carrying Christians in Minya governorate to the south of Cairo, the interior ministry said on Saturday. Police, helped by the military, found the gunmen in Assiut governorate, which lies to the south of Minya, it said in a statement. They were… Read More Egyptian police kill gunmen responsible for November attack on bus carrying Christians

Police clash with thousands of protesters in central France

French riot police clashed with “yellow vest” protesters in central Paris on Saturday during the latest wave of demonstrations against high living costs which have shaken President Emmanuel Macron’s authority. Protesters played a cat-and-mouse game with riot police, moving from the heavily guarded Champs Elysees area to other parts of the city, setting cars, garbage… Read More Police clash with thousands of protesters in central France

BMW announces Alejandro Vukotich as chief of autonomous driving development unit

Germany luxury carmaker BMW said on Saturday Alejandro Vukotich will be the new head of its driver assistance and autonomous driving development department from January 2019. Vukotich will replace Elmar Frickenstein, who has been in charge of the department since it was created in May 2016 and who will retire after a three-month handover phase… Read More BMW announces Alejandro Vukotich as chief of autonomous driving development unit

Qatar Petroleum agrees to acquire stake in ExxonMobil’s Mozambique oil blocks

Qatar Petroleum said on Saturday it had agreed to buy a 10 percent participating interest in three of ExxonMobil’s offshore exploration blocks in Mozambique’s Angoche and Zambezi basins. It will be part of a consortium made up of affiliates of ExxonMobil with a 50 percent stake, Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos with 20 percent, Rosneft with… Read More Qatar Petroleum agrees to acquire stake in ExxonMobil’s Mozambique oil blocks

China launches first probe to explore dark side of the Moon

China on Saturday launched a first probe ever to explore the dark side of the Moon, marking another milestone in its ambitious space program, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The probe, the Chang’e-4, is expected to make the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the Moon, according to Xinhua. Previous spacecraft have… Read More China launches first probe to explore dark side of the Moon

Jury convicts white nationalist James Fields for murder of anti-white supremacy protester

A white nationalist who drove his car into a crowd protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, killing one of the counterdemonstrators, was found guilty on Friday of first-degree murder and nine other counts. The jury deliberated for about seven hours before convicting 21-year-old James Fields of all charges stemming from… Read More Jury convicts white nationalist James Fields for murder of anti-white supremacy protester

Former Colombia President Belisario Betancur dies at 95

Former Colombian President Belisario Betancur, who attempted to broker peace with leftist rebels during his administration, died on Friday at the age of 95, the Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota hospital said. The hospital did not provide a cause of death, but media reports said he had been admitted with kidney problems. Betancur, a member… Read More Former Colombia President Belisario Betancur dies at 95