Australia says it’s open to moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem — and it could affect the country’s trade deals

Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images Indonesia may be considering killing off a trade deal with Australia after it raised the idea of moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. Morrison told reporters he was “open-minded” on moving Australia’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The statement provoked Indonesia, has the largest Muslim population in the world, […]

France is sending a warning to Syria over a looming offensive against the war-torn country’s last rebel holdouts

Reuters PARIS (Reuters) – France’s top military official said on Thursday his forces were prepared to carry out strikes on Syrian targets if chemical weapons were used in an expected government offensive to retake the northern province of Idlib. Russia, an ally of President Bashar al-Assad, resumed air strikes against insurgents in Idlib on Tuesday […]

Chelsea Manning may be banned from visiting Australia because she doesn’t meet the country’s ‘character’ test

The Australian government is preparing to ban whistleblower and activist Chelsea Manning because she does not meet the country’s “character requirement.”  The former soldier spent seven years in prison for releasing a trove of classified military documents to Wikileaks.  Manning had previously been denied entry to Canada in 2017 because of her criminal record.  The […]

An American clothing giant is reportedly turning its back on Wrangler and Lee, 2 of the country’s most iconic denim brands

Facebook/Wrangler VF Corp. is considering selling or spinning off its denim business, including iconic American brands Lee and Wrangler, the Wall Street Journal reported.  VF Corp has owned the brands for decades. The possible move comes as denim sales wane amid the growing popularity of activewear, such as yoga pants.  Clothing giant VF Corp. is […]

A giant blue whale washed up dead on a beach in Japan — and it’s the country’s first ever sighting of the animal

World News / YouTube A blue whale washed up dead in Kamakura City, Japan, on Sunday. The 34-foot mammal is thought to be less than a year old. The cause of death is currently unknown. It is reportedly the first time a blue whale has ever been sighted on Japanese shores. Blue whales are an […]

The brother of a Colombian soccer player who was killed after scoring an own goal fears for the lives of the country’s 2018 World Cup stars

Getty Images The Colombia national soccer team was dumped out of the World Cup on Tuesday. Colombia lost to England after a nail-biting penalty shootout, a result that led to vile death threats on social media. The concerning messages arrived on the 24th anniversary of Andrés Escobar’s murder, the Colombia defender who was shot on […]

US tells rebels not to count on its help as Syrian army advances into country’s southwest – report

The US military has reportedly warned the rebels it backs in Syria that it will not help them thwart a large-scale offensive of the Syrian Army, which is rapidly gaining ground in the southwest of the country. In a letter to the commanders of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), a loose umbrella group of armed […]

Japanese politicians want to fix the country’s demographic time bomb and it starts by letting babies cry in public

Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images Thirteen male Japanese politicians have pledged to support the “We Love Babies Project” which aims to create a society that accepts babies crying in public spaces. The group ecourages businesses and restaurants to display “It’s OK to cry” stickers. Signing on to the initiative is likely part of a move to encourage […]

Mexico’s billionaires and businesses are warning workers about the country’s runaway presidential frontrunner

REUTERS/Daniel Becerril A month before Mexico’s presidential election, leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s lead continues to grow. Business leaders and wealthy Mexicans are dismayed, and they’ve tried to warn voters away from the frontrunner. But such warnings are unlikely to persuade Mexicans who are backing AMLO. Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s lead has […]