US destroyer comes under attack in Yemen: US military

The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (Photo by the Pentagon)
The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (Photo by the Pentagon)

The US military says one of its guided-missile destroyers has escaped an attempted attack off Yemen’s shore.

“USS Mason detected two inbound missiles over a 60-minute period while in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. Both missiles impacted the water before reaching the ship,” Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said early Monday.   Continue reading “US destroyer comes under attack in Yemen: US military”

Dozens injured after two trains crash in New York

Emergency responders look at the damage of a train that sits derailed near the community of New Hyde Park on Long Island in New York, US, October 8, 2016. (Photo by Reuters)
Emergency responders look at the damage of a train that sits derailed near the community of New Hyde Park on Long Island in New York, US, October 8, 2016. (Photo by Reuters)

Dozens of people have been injured after two trains crashed in Nassau County, New York, police and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) say.

The first three cars of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train derailed a half mile east of the New Hyde Park station Saturday night after it struck a work train which caught fire afterwards. Continue reading “Dozens injured after two trains crash in New York”

The Benefits of Learning a Language Online

The Benefits of  Learning a Language Online.    world is turning faster and faster and the more countries a company seals deals with, the more likely is the achievement of economies of scale, through access to a larger market and an increased geographical expansion. It is obvious that the piece of the cake is going to be much smaller in saturated markets, which is why companies have begun targeting and expanding into the emerging economies that will be dominating the world in the future: India, Brazil and China. Nothing can be achieved without mastering English and ideally the language of the targeted country, however, and that is where companies seek the help of e-learning specialists that will help them understand, manage and administer foreign employees, legislations and customs.

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Norway Announces It Will Ban Islamic Veil From Classrooms

The burqa veil is to be banned in schools and universities across Norway following similar measures in other European countries, according to the Norwegian education minister.

The country’s right-wing government confirmed it was considering “national regulations prohibiting the full-face veil in schools and universities.”, a move supported by the opposition Labour Party.

Education minister Torbjorn Roe Isaksen confirmed the ban would only apply to the full-face veil and not to other Islamic headscarves including the hijab, chador and niqab.

UK may lose 75,000 jobs in case of ‘hard Brexit: Study’

Experts warn that a hard Brexit might cost the UK thousands of jobs and billions in tax revenues.
Experts warn that a hard Brexit might cost the UK thousands of jobs and billions in tax revenues.

The UK’s financial services sector could lose up to 75,000 jobs and billions of dollars in tax revenues in case of a “hard Brexit” from the European Union (EU), a new study shows.

The study commissioned by lobby group TheCityUK outlined different scenarios for the potential consequences of losing access to the single market, one of the main concerns surrounding Brexit.   Continue reading “UK may lose 75,000 jobs in case of ‘hard Brexit: Study’”

Russia redeploys 2 warships to Mediterranean amid escalating Syria crisis

The Russian Navy's missile corvette, Serpukhov, sails in the Bosphorus on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey, October 5, 2016. (Photo by Reuters)
The Russian Navy’s missile corvette, Serpukhov, sails in the Bosphorus on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey, October 5, 2016. (Photo by Reuters)

Russia says two of its Buyan-class missile corvettes are heading back to join its forces stationed in the Mediterranean Sea as the conflict in Syria deepens following the US suspension of contact with Moscow over the Syrian crisis.

Captqain 2nd Rank Nikolai Voskresensky, a spokesman for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, told Russian news agencies on Wednesday that the Zelyony Dol and Serpukhov warships left their home port in Crimea on Tuesday as part of Moscow’s rotational naval forces in the region.  Continue reading “Russia redeploys 2 warships to Mediterranean amid escalating Syria crisis”

US-led air raid kills 20 Iraqi pro-government fighters

This photo taken on September 21, 2016 shows a British fighter jet in flight during a coalition mission over central Iraq. (By AFP)

This photo taken on September 21, 2016 shows a British fighter jet in flight during a coalition mission over central Iraq. (By AFP)

At least 20 Iraqi pro-government fighters have been killed when the US-led coalition targeted their position near the militant-held northern city of Mosul, media reports say.

A local source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the US-led military aircraft struck a building in the Kharaeb village of the al-Qayyarah region, located approximately 300 kilometers north of the capital, Baghdad, on Wednesday morning, leaving 20 Iraqi tribal fighters dead and five others injured, Arabic-language Shafaq news agency reported. Continue reading “US-led air raid kills 20 Iraqi pro-government fighters”

Philippine Pres. tells Obama ‘go to hell’ after the US refused to sell weapons to his country

 

Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday told U.S. President Barack Obama to “go to hell” because the United States had refused to sell some weapons to his country, adding that he did not care because Russia and China were willing to sell weapons to his country.    Continue reading “Philippine Pres. tells Obama ‘go to hell’ after the US refused to sell weapons to his country”

FIFA president Gianni Infantino suggests changing World cup from 32 teams to 48 teams

Gianni Infantino, president of the World Football’s governing body, FIFA has suggested starting up a 48 team World Cup tournament, saying adding 16 more teams to the competition would see a playoff round added prior to the group stages of the world cup, with the 16 defeated nations going home after playing just one match.  Continue reading “FIFA president Gianni Infantino suggests changing World cup from 32 teams to 48 teams”

US suspends diplomatic relationship with Russia over Syria conflict

The US on Monday revealed that it is “suspending its participation in bilateral channels with Russia” saying Russia has failed to keep up to it’s part of the cease fire agreement in Aleppo, Syria.

According to the US, all it’s relations with Vladmir Putin’s nation has been suspended, a decision they didn’t take lightly.  Continue reading “US suspends diplomatic relationship with Russia over Syria conflict”