ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE : INDIA’S FORMER PRIME MINISTER DIES AT 93

Former Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has died aged 93. He was being treated for age-related illnesses in Delhi’s AIIMS hospital. Vajpayee was one of the founding members of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which currently governs India. Considered a giant of Indian politics, he served as prime minister three times between […]

TRUMP MOST FOLLOWED LEADER ON TWITTER, PM MODI BAGS THE THIRD PLACE

US President Donald Trump is by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, with the Pope trailing him by some 4.5 million followers, a study showed Tuesday. The number of Trump’s followers has “more than doubled since taking office”, the study authors said. With more than 52 million followers, the @realDonaldTrump account also counts […]

SOUTH KOREA AND US TO SUSPEND WAR GAMES AFTER TRUMP – KIM SUMMIT

South Korea on Tuesday presented a united front with the United States on a decision to call off a major military drill, one week after President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement that he would suspend such exercises with the longtime Asian ally. Shortly after the U.S. and South Korean militaries formally announced the Ulchi Freedom Guardian […]

FIRST BLACK FEMALE MAYOR FOR SAN FRANCISCO

London Breed, a longtime community activist who grew up in public housing, has won San Francisco’s mayoral election, becoming the city’s first black female mayor. “No matter where you come from, no matter what you decide to do in life, you can do anything you want to do,” Breed said Wednesday on the steps of […]

TRUMP AND KIM MAKES HISTORY WITH A HANDSHAKE

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have become the first sitting US president and North Korean leader to meet, an unprecedented development after a year of exchanging threats. The pair shook hands at a luxury hotel in Singapore’s Sentosa island before proceeding to talks. Mr Trump said “a lot of progress” was made, and said he […]

A TRAIT THAT THE MOST INCOMPETENT BOSSES SHARE

If you told us you’ve never vented about an insufferable boss, we’d call you a liar. Even if you love your current boss, chances are there’s at least one leader in your employment history whose memory fills you with frustration. According to research, the most incompetent of bosses all share one common, perhaps unexpected trait. […]

ITALY/ASIAN SHARES FALL SHARPLY AS RISK OF FINANCIAL CRISIS GROWS

Shares in New York and Asia fall sharply as investors and EU politicians take fright at strengthening mood against euro. Italy risks careening into a new financial crisis after the Bank of Italy said the country’s leaders could not “disregard” financial constraints and its commitments to Brussels. Markets around the world were also shaken with […]

THE SPLIT SECOND DECISIONS THAT CHANGED HISTORY

Lazy Reading Brought Down The Berlin Wall   The fall of the Berlin Wall, which occurred in 1989, is one of the most important moments of the 20th century. It also, sort of, happened by accident. Guenter Schabowski, a spokesman for the East German Politburo, was hosting a press conference about the possibilities of East […]