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German Museum Head Defends Jackson Exhibition Amid Abuse Claims

German Museum Head Defends Jackson Exhibition Amid Abuse Claims

  The Head of a German art museum has defended upcoming exhibition on Michael Jackson amid child sexual abuse allegations against the deceased U.S. pop superstar. “Especially now, when new abuse accusations have come to light, it’s important to reassess the ‘King of Pop,’” Rein Wolfs, Director at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, said on Wednesday. […]

Venezuela’s Guaido Urges More Sanctions After German Expulsion

  Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaido, urged Europe to tighten financial sanctions against the government of President Nicolas Maduro after it expelled Germany’s ambassador, a magazine quoted him as saying on Thursday. It was the latest flashpoint in a global showdown over Venezuela, with Western nations largely recognising Guaido as the legitimate head of state. […]

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Israel Sells India 50 Military Drones In $500m Deal

  Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has agreed with India’s Ministry of Defence on the sale of 50 Heron unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for 500 million dollars, the daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Sunday. The Heron, a medium-altitude long-endurance drone capable of performing strategic and tactical missions, can carry a payload of up to 470 […]

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China Central Bank Announces Bill Swaps To Support Bank Perpetual Issuance

  China’s central bank said it would implement a one-year central bank bill swaps worth 1.5 billion yuan ($222.02 million) on Wednesday to improve the liquidity of banks’ perpetual bonds, and support issuance of the bonds to replenish capital. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) made the announcement in a statement on its website on […]

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Bernie Sanders To Seek U.S. Presidency Again In 2020

  U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the progressive populist, who mounted a fierce challenge to front-runner Hillary Clinton in the 2016 White House campaign, said on Tuesday he will again seek the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020. Sanders, 77, an independent, who caucuses with the Democrats, announced his candidacy in an email to supporters, pledging […]

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Russia Describes Trump’s Calls On Venezuelan Military To Defect As ‘Blackmail’

  The spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, on Tuesday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls for the Venezuelan military to accept opposition leader Juan Guaido’s offer of amnesty as blackmail. Trump on Monday said that the military of the Latin American country could either accept Guaido’s “generous” offer or “lose everything” as […]

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Israel Seeks To Be Fourth Country To Land On Moon In Upcoming Mission

  An unmanned Israeli spacecraft will on Friday morning be launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with the main target of embarking on the country’s first-ever mission to the moon. If “Beresheet” (Genesis) reaches its destination, Israel will become the fourth country to soft-land a spacecraft on the moon  after the U.S., the former Soviet Union […]

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Facebook Broke Rules, Should Be Regulated – UK Lawmakers

In a damning report that singled out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for what it said was a failure of leadership and personal responsibility, the British Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee said tech firms had proved ineffective in stopping harmful content on their platforms.

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