Obama to welcome Japan’s PM for historic visit to Pearl Harbor

Obama to welcome Japan’s PM for historic visit to Pearl Harbor

US President Barack Obama and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will meet Tuesday at Pearl Harbor, making Abe the first Japanese leader to pay an official visit to the site of the bombing that drew the United States into World War II in December 1941. It will also be the first time that an American president […]

French govt buys fast trains for slow tracks to save historic Alstom plant

French govt buys fast trains for slow tracks to save historic Alstom plant

France’s Socialist government has announced orders for 15 high-speed trains, mostly for tracks on which they cannot run at their maximum speed, in a pre-election bid to preserve jobs at a historic Alstom plant. Industry Minister Christophe Sirugue outlined the plan at a Tuesday morning meeting in Belfort, a city of 50,000 people in eastern […]

Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace accord

Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace accord

The Colombian government and the leftist FARC rebel force signed a historic peace accord Monday to end a half-century conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people. President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Timoleon “Timochenko” Jimenez, signed the deal at a ceremony in the Caribbean […]

UN hails ‘historic’ refugee declaration but aid agencies unimpressed

UN hails ‘historic’ refugee declaration but aid agencies unimpressed

The United Nation’s issued what it called a “historic” declaration Monday in which world leaders promised to do more to help millions of the world’s refugees and migrants. However, aid agencies said the move would do little to improve the situation. As world leaders gathered in New York for the UN’s annual General Assembly, the […]

Malian jihadist pleads guilty to Timbuktu shrine destruction in historic trial

Malian jihadist pleads guilty to Timbuktu shrine destruction in historic trial

A Malian jihadist on Monday pleaded guilty to ordering attacks on historic sites in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu in 2012, in the first case of an Islamist facing international justice for cultural destruction. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, a Malian national aged around 40, is the first jihadist to face charges at The Hague-based International […]

Extraordinary bid to block Brexit revealed: EU Commission staffer writes to ALL MPs demanding they overturn historic vote to leave

Extraordinary bid to block Brexit revealed: EU Commission staffer writes to ALL MPs demanding they overturn historic vote to leave

An extraordinary attempt to block Britain leaving the EU has been revealed after a European Commission staff member sent a letter to all MPs demanding they vote to prevent Brexit. Tory MP Henry Smith highlighted the missive – sent from a British citizen working for the EU in Brussels – and has sent a copy […]

UK heads to polls in historic EU referendum

UK heads to polls in historic EU referendum

Jordan declared the desert border regions with Syria and Iraq “military zones” barred to civilians after a suicide bomber killed six Jordanian soldiers near the Syrian frontier on Tuesday. King Abdullah II vowed to hit back with an “iron fist” after meeting top civilian and military officials to discuss the attack in an area where […]

Cavaliers edge Warriors in historic NBA Finals comeback

Cavaliers edge Warriors in historic NBA Finals comeback

LeBron James may be the self-proclaimed “King” but after delivering an NBA title to long-suffering Cleveland on Sunday the best player of his generation will forever be considered royalty by Cavaliers fans. In what may ultimately prove to be the greatest achievement of an already storied career, James led Cleveland back from the brink of […]

Northern Ireland earn historic 2-0 win over Ukraine at Euro 2016

Northern Ireland earn historic 2-0 win over Ukraine at Euro 2016

Northern Ireland shocked Ukraine 2-0 in Euro 2016 Group C on Thursday thanks to goals from Gareth McAuley and Niall McGinn to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout phase at Euro 2016. A flying header from veteran West Bromwich Albion defender McAuley and McGinn’s injury-time strike at a hailstone-battered Stade de Lyon gave […]