Americas

Stark inequality: Oxfam says eight men own half the world’s wealth

Stark inequality: Oxfam says eight men own half the world’s wealth

DAVOS, Switzerland (Yes news) — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday. Presenting its findings on the dawn […]

Muslim girl driven out of school bus in US for wearing hijab

Muslim girl driven out of school bus in US for wearing hijab

UTAH (Yes news) – A Muslim girl was thrown out of a school bus twice in Utah state of US for donning a hijab. The 15-year-old girl, Janna Bakeer, is a student in Timpview High School in Provo City, Utah.  She was taking the bus to home when the driver while using the bus’s intercom […]

Trump’s presidential car is actually a tank-like Beast

Trump’s presidential car is actually a tank-like Beast

US President-elect Donald Trump’s state vehicle – a Cadillac One that is more of a military tank than a car – will be officially unveiled on the Inauguration Day, January 20. Called the Beast, it sucked up $15 million from parent company General Motors to be modified, and is quite befitting for a business tycoon […]

Bypassing Obama, Russia invited Trump team to Syria talks: report

Bypassing Obama, Russia invited Trump team to Syria talks: report

WASHINGTON (Yes News) – Russia has invited Donald Trump s incoming administration to attend upcoming Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan, The Washington Post reported Friday, bypassing the Obama administration which has been notably absent from the process. Turkey, which is co-hosting the talks with Russia, has said Washington would be asked to join the talks being […]

US envoy warns against cutting funding to UN

US envoy warns against cutting funding to UN

UNITED NATIONS (Yes News) – US Ambassador Samantha Power on Friday warned that cutting US funding to the United Nations would be “extremely detrimental” to American interests, one week before Donald Trump s administration takes office. Addressing her final news conference, Power told reporters that “countries like Russia and China” would benefit from Washington s reduced standing […]

Trump says he may scrap Russia sanctions

Trump says he may scrap Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (Yes News) – President-elect Donald Trump has hinted that he may lift sanctions on Russia and won’t stand by the “One China” policy unless Beijing improves its currency and trade practices. Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Friday that he would keep intact “at least for a period of time” […]

Climate change shows in shrinking Antarctic snows

Climate change shows in shrinking Antarctic snows

CARLINI BASE (Yes News) – Vast icy rock peaks tower above Argentina’s Carlini research base in Antarctica. But scientists who have worked here for decades say the glaciers are less icy than they once were. For international experts stationed at the base, the frozen southern continent is a good gauge of climate change. “When I […]

Michael Jackson spoof show scrapped after family complaints

Michael Jackson spoof show scrapped after family complaints

(Yes News) – A comic film about Michael Jackson was dropped by British makers on Friday after the daughter of the late American pop star described the episode, which casts a white actor to play her father, as vomit-inducing. Paris Jackson said in a series of Tweets on Wednesday that she was “incredibly offended” after […]

Five UAE officials among 56 killed in Afghanistan bombings

Five UAE officials among 56 killed in Afghanistan bombings

Five UAE officials were among 56 people killed in a string of bombings across Afghan cities, authorities said Wednesday, as Taliban militants step up a deadly winter campaign of violence. The Emiratis were among 13 people killed when explosives hidden in a sofa detonated inside the governor’s compound in southern Kandahar on Tuesday, while the […]

US Senate begins grilling Trump’s cabinet nominees

US Senate begins grilling Trump’s cabinet nominees

WASHINGTON: The US Senate begins confirmation hearings for key nominees to Donald Trump’s cabinet on Tuesday, amid concerns many of the president-elect’s picks haven’t been fully vetted over ethics, or made full financial disclosures. Ten days before Trump takes the oath of office, lawmakers will hold hearings for Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, Trump’s nominee for […]

Trump hit with claims Russia has compromising info on him

Trump hit with claims Russia has compromising info on him

US spy chiefs have informed Donald Trump that Russian operatives claim to possess deeply compromising personal and financial information about him, US media reported Tuesday on the eve of the president-elect’s first press conference. Trump denounced a “political witch hunt” after reported that intelligence officials briefing him last week on allegations of Russian meddling in […]