U.S. President Joe Biden appoints Karine Jean-Pierre as first Black White House press secretary

President Joe Biden said on Thursday he has chosen Karine Jean-Pierre to be White House press secretary, succeeding Jen Psaki and becoming the first Black and openly gay person to serve as the public face of a U.S. administration. Psaki, who leaves the job on May 13, had said early in the Biden administration, which… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden appoints Karine Jean-Pierre as first Black White House press secretary

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk acquires Twitter in $44billion cash deal

Elon Musk clinched a deal to buy Twitter Inc. for $44 billion cash on Monday in a transaction that will shift control of the social media platform populated by millions of users and global leaders to the world’s richest person. It is a seminal moment for the 16-year-old company, which emerged as one of the… Read More Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk acquires Twitter in $44billion cash deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin recognises breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin recognised two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine as independent entities on Monday, drawing U.S. and European vows of new sanctions and upping the ante in a crisis the West fears could unleash a major war. In a lengthy televised address, Putin, looking visibly angry, described Ukraine as an integral part of… Read More Russian President Vladimir Putin recognises breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin oversees nuclear drills amid Ukraine crisis tensions

Russia’s strategic nuclear forces held exercises overseen by President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, and Washington accused Russian troops massed near Ukraine’s border of advancing and being “poised to strike”. With Western fears of war rising, the White House said U.S President Joe Biden’s national security team told him they still believed Russia could launch an… Read More Russian President Vladimir Putin oversees nuclear drills amid Ukraine crisis tensions

Several protesters killed as Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev gives security forces shoot-to-kill order

Security forces appeared to have reclaimed the streets of Kazakhstan’s main city on Friday after days of violence, and the Russian-backed president said he had ordered his troops to shoot to kill to put down a countrywide uprising. A day after Moscow sent paratroopers to help crush the insurrection, police were patrolling the debris-strewn streets… Read More Several protesters killed as Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev gives security forces shoot-to-kill order

Eight dead as protests escalate in Kazakhstan

The president of ex-Soviet republic Kazakhstan appealed to a Russian-led security bloc for help on Thursday after failing to quell days of protests that have seen state buildings torched and eight security personnel reported dead. Initially angered by a fuel price rise, protesters have been storming buildings and chanting against President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s predecessor Nursultan… Read More Eight dead as protests escalate in Kazakhstan