News : World

'Doomsday orange sky' freaks out parts of UK, France

Monday  20:15,   16 october 2017
FOX News

Weather apocalypse? A strange red sun and bizarre yellow/orange sky were visible in parts of the U.K. and France Monday as a result of Hurricane Ophelia. The “ghostly red sun” was visible in the U.K.’s south West, West Midlands, North West and[...]

What You Need to Know About China’s Biggest Political Shakeup In Years

Monday  19:52,   16 october 2017
Time

President Xi Jinping is poised to elevate himself to a standing not seen since Mao left the political stage. While China doesn’t have democratic elections like those of the West, its ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has elaborate protocols for[...]

An independent Catalonia? Leader still refusing to reveal intentions

Monday  19:25,   16 october 2017
MSN

<p>The independence-minded Catalonia region tried again Monday to dodge the question of whether it has declared a formal break with Spain, calling instead for talks and listing the region’s grievances against Madrid’s leaders.</p>It brought at [...]

What to Know About Ophelia, the Atlantic's Easternmost Hurricane Ever

Monday  18:25,   16 october 2017
Time

<p>Ireland and the U.K. are bracing Monday for an onslaught of rain and gale-force winds as Ophelia, a Category 3 hurricane at its peak, slams onshore.</p>Ireland and the U.K. are bracing Monday for an onslaught of rain and gale-force winds as [...]

What to Know About Ophelia, the Atlantic's Easternmost Hurricane Ever

Monday  18:25,   16 october 2017
Time

<p>Ireland and the U.K. are bracing Monday for an onslaught of rain and gale-force winds as Ophelia, a Category 3 hurricane at its peak, slams onshore.</p>Ireland and the U.K. are bracing Monday for an onslaught of rain and gale-force winds as [...]

What to Know About Ophelia, the Atlantic's Easternmost Hurricane Ever

Monday  18:25,   16 october 2017
Time

<p>Ireland and the U.K. are bracing Monday for an onslaught of rain and gale-force winds as Ophelia, a Category 3 hurricane at its peak, slams onshore.</p>Ireland and the U.K. are bracing Monday for an onslaught of rain and gale-force winds as [...]

The Military Is Practicing Rapid Evacuations of Americans From South Korea

Monday  17:41,   16 october 2017
Time

<p>The U.S. military will practice evacuating noncombatant Americans out of South Korea as tensions escalate over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs.</p>The U.S. military will practice evacuating noncombatant Americans out of South Korea [...]

Trump in Asia will call for increased pressure on NKorea

Monday  16:10,   16 october 2017
Associated Press

President Donald Trump will ask U.S. allies to pressure North Korea on its nuclear program in an upcoming trip to the Asia-Pacific region.&nbsp;The White House says Trump will travel in November to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the[...]

Ophelia causes travel cancellations

Monday  15:36,   16 october 2017
BBC News

Predicted winds of up to 80mph see ferries and flights cancelled between the Isle of Man and the UK.The Isle of Man Met Office has warned of severe gales of up to 80mph (130km/h) in exposed[...]

Storm Ophelia batters Ireland, trees and power lines down

Monday  15:36,   16 october 2017
Reuters

Tropical Storm Ophelia began to batter Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre waves, as the government warned the country's worst storm in half a century could cause fatalities. Two[...]

Iraqi forces drive Kurds from disputed areas near Kirkuk

Monday  14:10,   16 october 2017
Associated Press

Iraqi Kurdish officials said early Monday that federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a "major, multi-pronged" attack aimed at retaking Kirkuk, as fighting erupted just outside the disputed northern city. Kurdish forces[...]

Portugal wildfires kill 27; 3 dead across border in Spain

Monday  14:10,   16 october 2017
Associated Press

Wildfires in Portugal killed at least 27 people, injured dozens more and left an unconfirmed number of missing in the country's second such tragedy in four months, officials said Monday.&nbsp;The deaths occurred in densely forested parts of[...]

31-Year-Old Poised to Become 1st Millennial to Lead a European Country

Monday  13:46,   16 october 2017
NBC News

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz is poised to become the first millennial to lead a European country following his party's election victory on Sunday.While no party won a majority, the 31-year-old is most likely to be sworn in as[...]

U.S., South Korea conduct joint Navy drills to counter North Korea threat

Monday  12:50,   16 october 2017
Reuters

South Korea and the United States began week-long joint Navy drills in the waters around the Korean peninsula on Monday, amid high tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programme. About 40 Navy ships from both countries, including the[...]

'Toughest fighting yet' to oust IS from Syria's Raqa

Monday  12:15,   16 october 2017
AFP

The US-backed force fighting to oust the Islamic State group from its former Syrian stronghold Raqa said Monday it was waging its "toughest battles yet", as the city's capture neared.The Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish [...]