Macron Says New Notre-Dame Will Be ‘More Beautiful’

Macron Says New Notre-Dame Will Be ‘More Beautiful’

French President Emmanuel Macron says Notre-Dame cathedral will be rebuilt “even more beautifully” – and that he wants the work done within five years. A massive fire on Monday ravaged the 850-year-old Gothic building, destroying much of its roof and causing its steeple to collapse. The cathedral was minutes away from total destruction, officials say. […]

Angelina Jolie Considers Joining Politics

Angelina Jolie Considers Joining Politics

She may not be running in 2020 — but she isn’t ruling out the idea of holding elected office at some point. Angelina Jolie has told People Magazine that she is “looking to others for leadership” while noting “we have to change laws that treat women as second-class citizens”. The A-list actress has become a […]

Failed Google + Shutting Down

Failed Google + Shutting Down

Google+, the search giant’s failed social network, will finally be laid to rest on Tuesday morning. Launched in 2011 and competing with Facebook and Twitter, it was Google’s fourth attempt at a social network. But the platform failed to win people over, even after Google pushed it upon the thriving YouTube community. By the end […]

Ukraine Votes With TV Comedian Favourite

Ukraine Votes With TV Comedian Favourite

The people of Ukraine are voting in the first round of presidential elections. Current leader Petro Poroshenko, 53, is seeking re-election but the surprise front-runner is 41-year-old comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Both, along with former PM Yulia Tymoshenko, 58, have expressed largely pro-EU views during the campaign. None of the pro-Russian candidates are seen as serious […]

Trump North Korea Sanctions Tweet Sparks Confusion

Trump North Korea Sanctions Tweet Sparks Confusion

US President Donald Trump has not ordered the withdrawal of recently imposed sanctions against North Korea, administration officials say. Mr Trump caused confusion on Friday when he tweeted that “additional large-scale sanctions” would be withdrawn. It was thought he was referring to the treasury’s move to blacklist two China-based shipping companies suspected of illegally trading […]

US Should Stop Interfering in Other States’ Internal Affairs – Cuba

US Should Stop Interfering in Other States’ Internal Affairs – Cuba

CUBA says it’s been long since Cubans decided to frustrate every US attempt to govern their country’s destiny. Havana on Tuesday advised the US State Department to end the practice of interfering in internal affairs and the electoral or voting processes of other nations. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba strongly rejects the disrespectful […]

Bin Laden: US Offers Reward for Osama’s Son Hamza

Bin Laden: US Offers Reward for Osama’s Son Hamza

The United States is offering a reward of up to $1m (£750,000) for information about one of the sons of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. Hamza Bin Laden is emerging as a leader of the Islamist militant group, officials say. He is thought to be based near the Afghan-Pakistani border. In recent years, […]

Huawei Mate X Smartphone Folds Face Out

Huawei Mate X Smartphone Folds Face Out

Huawei has revealed its first smartphone to feature a foldable screen, less than a week after its rival Samsung did the same. The rival handset-tablet hybrids have contrasting designs. Huawei’s Mate X places its fold-out screen on the outside of the device, so that it covers the front and rear of the phone when closed. […]

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