‘US wants very much to have strong Russia’: Trump tweets old Clinton interview with Russian TV

As he faces a backlash over the Helsinki summit at home, US President Donald Trump has apparently decided to remind Americans about what Hillary Clinton said about Russia before she emerged as a self-styled Moscow basher. “Will the Dems and Fake News ever learn?” Trump wrote in a Tweet that features a fragment of an […]

Offended by Trump’s comment, Montenegro claims ‘permanent friendship’ with US

NATO’s youngest member claimed it had a ‘history and tradition and peaceful politics’ and pledged permanent friendship to the US, after President Donald Trump called Montenegro’s people ‘aggressive’ and capable of starting WWIII. “Montenegro is proud of its history and tradition and peaceful politics that led to the position of a stabilizing state in the […]

MLS player Adama Diomande ‘racially abused’ during Los Angeles v Portland game

MLS player Adama Diomande says he was racially abused while playing for Los Angeles FC against Portland Timbers in the US Open Cup on Wednesday. Diomande, who has formerly played at Hull City in England, claimed he was called the n-word in the 3-2 victory against Portland, adding it was the first time he had […]

I Moved to Costa Rica to Escape Trump

An exclusive OZY/SurveyMonkey nationwide poll found that while 13 percent of Americans would move abroad for a romantic relationship, more would do it for politics, including 38 percent of Democrats who’d leave because of the political climate. Like most people, we thought Trump was pulling another publicity stunt. When it became clear that he was […]

We want to hear from Scotland Yard, not media reports on Skripals’ case – Russian envoy to UK

Moscow is waiting for any official statement on the Skripal attack suspects, Russian ambassador to the UK, Alexander Yakovenko, has said in the wake of media reports that police identified some “Russians” as the culprits. On Thursday, the Press Association reported that British investigators believe they identified “the suspected perpetrators” of the March poisoning of […]

Murders, rapes & knife crime rise by double digits, official data reveals

Murder, knife crime and gun violence continue to rise in England and Wales, official data reveals. Offences involving knives or sharp instruments rose by 16 percent according to police-recorded crimes. Murders rose by 12 percent. The Office for National Statistics (ONS), which examined police-recorded crime, detailed the fourth consecutive year that the murder rate has […]

Two Centuries Before Mandela, This Xhosa Hero Died Escaping Robben Island

Shortly before daybreak, a group of prisoners on Robben Island overpowered their British guards and stole their weapons. After a series of skirmishes that left at least one guard dead and several wounded, the prisoners used a bayonet to punch a hole in the prison walls. Instead of heading directly to the island’s tiny harbor […]

The iPhone Optician Will See You Now

I’ve closed the blinds, turned off the lights and lined up cushions to block out errant flashes of sunlight. One hand covers my right eye, the other grips a phone, chirping with a voice asking me to identify when triangles on my laptop start to blur together. I’m staring at the future of optometry, and […]

Nikki Haley calls Human Rights Council UN's 'greatest failure' in bid to justify US exit

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has launched another attack on the UN human rights body, calling it a failure for listing such countries as China and Cuba among its members. She had no qualms about Saudi Arabia, though. Haley was speaking at the Heritage Foundation think tank, explaining the reasons for the US […]

'This is Iraq': Rapper decries US legacy in Iraq in bitter parody of Childish Gambino (VIDEO)

A musical video by an Iraqi rapper calling out the US on its abuses at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere in the war-ravaged country following the 2003 invasion has gone viral, racking up over 500,000 views. The video was filmed by rapper I-NZ as another parody of Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America.’ While Gambino took on […]