Storm Michael: Midterm campaigning in disarray after Florida governor declares state of emergency

Florida has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of Tropical Storm Michael which is due to hit the US coast next week. The cyclone has already affected some of the campaign trails of the 2018 midterm election hopefuls. On Sunday, Republican Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in 26 counties in the […]

Louisiana governor declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Gordon landfall

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Gordon, which is expected to make landfall as a hurricane on Tuesday, approaches the US Gulf Coast. About 200 National Guard troops will be deployed to southeastern Louisiana, along with 63 high-water trucks, 39 boats, and 4 helicopters, Edwards announced. The […]

Brookstone declares bankruptcy after more than 40 years of business

Home retail chain Brookstone has filed for bankruptcy for the second time since 2014 after more than four decades of business. Barring 35 airport locations, all of its US outlets will be shut down. For many, Brookstone’s exit from the shopping scene may be as bittersweet as when The Sharper Image closed its doors in […]

Imran Khan declares victory in Pakistan’s general elections

Cricket player-turned politician Imran Khan has declared victory in Pakistani elections over the party of former PM Nawaz Sharif, jailed for corruption. The voting day was marred by violence and allegations of polls rigging. Khan has addressed the nation from his home in Islamabad, vowing to investigate all the complaints of rigged polls put forward […]

Syrian Army declares full recapture of Eastern Ghouta

The war-ravaged Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta has been completely liberated from militant groups, the Syrian Army has confirmed. The statement comes after the last militants left Douma. Read more The Syrian armed forces have seized all the towns and villages located in the Damascus suburb, the statement issued late Saturday said. They also confirmed […]

Hungary PM Orban declares victory as ruling party projected to take 67% of parliament seats

Viktor Orban has claimed a decisive victory and is set for a third term as Hungarian prime minister, after preliminary results show his Fidesz party taking an overwhelming majority of at least 134 seats in the 199-seat parliament. “We have won… Hungary has won a great victory,” Orban told a crowd of cheering supporters at […]

Xi Jinping declares China will ‘fight the bloody battle’ in hardline speech on Taiwan and Hong Kong

GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images China’s President Xi Jinping gave a nationalistic speech on Tuesday, saying Beijing will “fight the bloody battle against our enemies” and “not a single inch of land” in regards to Taiwan and Hong Kong. Xi has a hardline approach to Taiwan, and experts believe he intends to reunify Taiwan with China in […]

Maldives declares state of emergency, arrests 2 Supreme court judges and former president

AP Photo/ Mohamed Sharuhaan The Maldives has entered a state of emergency. President Abdulla Yameen made that declaration in the early hours of Tuesday morning local time, and in the hours since, two Supreme Court judges — of a total of four — have been arrested along with former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.See the rest of the […]

Afghanistan declares day of national mourning for victims of Kabul suicide blast

Following a deadly explosion that rocked the diplomatic district in the Afghan capital on Saturday, the Afghan government declared Sunday a day of national mourning, local media reported. Additionally, it was announced that people will not work on Monday. The suicide blast, claimed by the Taliban, killed 95 people and injured more than 150. Let’s […]