Weakened Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that officials had feared could test the levees and pumps that were bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. After briefly becoming a Category 1 hurricane, the system weakened to a tropical storm as […]

Huge power outage plunges Manhattan into darkness

A power outage gripped New York’s Manhattan on Saturday, sending Broadway theaters plunging into darkness, subways grinding to a halt and flicking off billboards in Times Square. About 42,000 customers lost electricity in the early evening, according to the Con Edison utility. Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Twitter that the outage was caused by […]

US sex trafficking suspect Epstein had close ties with Israel’s Barak

Former Israeli Prime Minister and election candidate Ehud Barak held a multi-million-dollar business partnership with Jeffrey Epstein, the US billionaire who was this week arrested for sex trafficking underage girls. According to an exposé yesterday by Israeli daily Haaretz, Barak – who served as Israel’s Prime Minister between 1999 and 2001 and recently announced his […]

New Zealanders give up weapons after mosque killings

Dozens of New Zealanders handed in their firearms Saturday as a gun buyback scheme went into operation aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks. The first of more than 250 collections to be held nationwide was held in Christchurch where 51 Muslim worshippers were gunned down […]

China was already in trouble. Trump just made it worse

Managing China’s $13.6 trillion economy was a less than enviable task before the trade war. Now it’s downright daunting.  U.S. tariffs are an obvious challenge. They’ve eroded American demand for Chinese exports and left many of the factories that produce those goods in danger of shutting. And while there’s a truce and negotiators are talking again, a quick […]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro offers his the position of ambassador to US

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he had invited his son Eduardo to become ambassador to the United States, underscoring his family’s influential role in the Brazil‘s diplomacy and domestic politics. Eduardo Bolsonaro, currently a federal congressman, told reporters separately he would accept the role if nominated. His father said earlier that the appointment […]