Friday, March 24, 2017 Headlines & Global News


The United Nations’ Happiness Index ranks 155 countries

South Sudan, Haiti and Ukraine Are The Most Suffering Countries While Norway Tops The Happiness Index

Mar 24, 2017 09:06 AM EDT

South Sudan has the highest percentage of suffering people, with 47 percent of its population rating four or less. Norway, Denmark and Iceland are the countries with the most thriving individuals in the Happiness Index.

Ukraine and Hungary have misunderstandings because of Transcarpathia

Ukraine Threatens Hungary If The Latter Supports Hungarian Separatism In Transcarpathia

Mar 24, 2017 08:57 AM EDT

Hungary has an army composed by just 29,000 people while Ukraine has an army of 250,000 people. Dmitry Suvorov, a Ukrainian blogger, stated the Hungarian army will not even jerk to cross the border with Ukraine.

US B-1 Bombers are disliked by China

China Issues Warning To US Over B-1 Bomber Flying At East China Sea

Mar 23, 2017 11:01 AM EDT

A US military official confirmed the presence of the B-1 near South Korea, which was disliked by China. United States and South Korea have been conducting military drills, dubbed Foal Eagle.

India purchases 48 Russian helicopters and 4 frigates

India Will Buy 48 Helicopters And 4 Frigates From Russia

Mar 23, 2017 10:33 AM EDT

India and Russia have had strong ties for many years, they have cooperated in many areas. Russia has always supplied weapons to India, since the times of the Soviet Union.

Relatives of 9/11 victims are suing Saudi Arabia

Relatives Of Sept. 11 Victims Sue Saudi Arabia In US Court

Mar 22, 2017 09:22 AM EDT

Fifteen of the nineteen airplane hijackers who carried out the attacks on US soil were from Saudi Arabia. The US Congress passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act that favours lawsuits against Saudi Arabia.

Syrian rebels storm Damascus

Syria: Rebels Attack Damascus

Mar 22, 2017 09:21 AM EDT

Fighters from different rebel factions, Tahrir al-Sham and other jihadists launched a surprise attack on a government-controlled part of Jobar. The war in Syria has killed no less than 320,000 people.

Ivanka Trump given West Wing office

Ivanka Trump To Get West Wing Office

Mar 22, 2017 09:20 AM EDT

Ivanka Trump will not have an official title but she has to comply with federal ethics standards. Ethics watchdogs are observing the potential conflicts of interest and violations of anti-nepotism laws.

Bill Gates is the richest man on the planet

Forbes: Bill Gates Tops Rich List, Trump's Wealth Slipped

Mar 21, 2017 01:21 AM EDT

Bill Gates' wealth increased to $86bn, thus, making him the richest man on the planet. The number of US billionaires was 565, China was second with 319 billionaires, and Germany was third with 114.

US To Warn China Of sanctions Over North Korea

Rex Tillerson Warns China Of Sanctions Over North Korea

Mar 18, 2017 08:31 AM EDT

Chinese companies can operate as front companies that allow North Korea to export weaponry and other items, and import goods. US is considering targeting those Chinese firms with sanctions.

Punishments For Rapists All Over The World

Punishments For Rapists In Different Countries

Mar 17, 2017 05:05 PM EDT

In Saudi Arabia, a rapist will be shot after the trial or beheaded in public, then, the body and the head are stitched together. There is an average of 293,066 victims ages 12 or older of rape each year in the US.

Tillerson on North Korea: Patience 'Has Ended'

Rex Tillerson: Patience With North Korea Has Ended

Mar 17, 2017 05:02 PM EDT

Rex Tillerson stated any North Korean actions against South Korea would be met with the right response. He wants China to impose sanctions against North Korea.

Russia keeps developing new weapons

Russia: Eighth-Generation Aircraft To Challenge NATO

Mar 17, 2017 05:01 PM EDT

The unmanned aircraft will conduct tactical air reconnaissance, attacks in dangerous environments with a high intensity of threats. The new planes will resemble space fighters from Star Wars.

Trump and Merkel in White House meeting

Merkel And Trump Talk About NATO, Trade And Ukraine

Mar 17, 2017 05:01 PM EDT

During his presidential campaign, Trump threatened higher taxes for countries like Germany. Merkel is accompanied by top executives from German companies like Siemens, Schaeffler and car giant BMW.

North Korea wants to show its nuclear power

US Intel Reveals North Korea To Begin Nuclear Tests

Mar 17, 2017 12:21 AM EDT

North Korea has moved some launch equipment that is associated with an intercontinental ballistic missile launch. The US does not believe a North Korean ICBM could currently reach the US, but it is very provocative.

Trump Wants To Cut Foreign Aid, Increase Defense Spending

Donald Trump To Cut Foreign Aid To Boost US Defence

Mar 17, 2017 12:21 AM EDT

The increase in defence spending will be possible through deep cuts in other sectors. The defence department budget will be boosted by 10% while homeland security will get a 6% budget boost.

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