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British lecturers go on strike over pension changes

British lecturers go on strike over pension changes

London – Lecturers at universities across Britain began a strike yesterday in a row over changes to pensions, the first of a series of walkouts their union said would affect more than one million students. The strike was the first planned over the next month which the University and College Union (UCU) said would hit […]

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Real stage 5-3 comeback at Betis, Costa strikes in Atletico win

Real stage 5-3 comeback at Betis, Costa strikes in Atletico win

Barcelona – Real Madrid mounted a stirring second-half comeback helped by Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos to win 5-3 at Real Betis in a thrilling La Liga game yesterday, demonstrating their awesome power in attack as well as their vulnerabilities. Second-placed Atletico Madrid earlier won 2-0 at home to Athletic Bilbao as they cut the […]

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‘France will strike’ if proven chemical bombs used in Syria – Macron

‘France will strike’ if proven chemical bombs used in Syria – Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that “France will strike” if chemical weapons are used against civilians in the Syrian conflict but that he had not yet seen any evidence that this was the case. “On chemical weapons, I set a red line and I reaffirm that red line,” Macron told reporters. “Today, our […]

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US-led coalition launches defensive strike in Syria

US-led coalition launches defensive strike in Syria

The US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group announced yesterday it had carried out defensive strikes in the eastern Deir Ezzor region against Syrian pro-regime forces. “Syrian pro-regime forces initiated an unprovoked attack against well-established Syrian Democratic Forces headquarters” yesterday, CENTCOM said in a statement. “Coalition service members in an advise, assist, and accompany capacity […]

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Dozens dead in regime strikes on Syria rebel enclave

Dozens dead in regime strikes on Syria rebel enclave

Saqba – Fresh regime strikes on a besieged rebel-held enclave near Damascus killed 78 civilians yesterday despite mounting Western pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The bloodshed came a day after another 31 civilians were killed in Eastern Ghouta and as the United Nations pleaded for a truce in the seven-year-old war to allow for […]

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Tensions rise as new inmate attack fuels French prison strikes

Tensions rise as new inmate attack fuels French prison strikes

Paris – French police fired tear gas to break up a picket line of striking prison guards at Europe’s biggest jail yesterday, as a fresh assault by inmates on staff at a facility in Corsica fuelled demands for better security. The scuffles at the huge Fleury-Merogis prison just south of Paris came as unions were […]

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Sterling strike earns top spot for City

Sterling strike earns top spot for City

Manchester City secured top spot in Group F with a 1-0 win over Feyenoord at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, making it five wins out of five for Pep Guardiola’s side. City, who were already assured of a place in the last 16, fielded a surprisingly strong line-up but struggled to find the kind of […]

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9 killed, 4 missing as Typhoon Doksuri strikes Vietnam

9 killed, 4 missing as Typhoon Doksuri strikes Vietnam

Hanoi – Typhoon Doksuri has killed nine people and left four others missing since it hit Vietnam’s central region on Friday, the country’s Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Sunday evening, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. The nine victims included three from northern Hoa Binh province, two from central Thanh […]

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Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes Turkey, Greece; 2 killed

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes Turkey, Greece; 2 killed

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 struck off the southwestern Aegean Turkish coast on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, which struck at 1.31am was located off the southwestern coastal city of Marmaris in the Mugla province, the USGS said. It was close to the Turkish towns of Bodrum and Datca, both […]

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Major cyber attacks strike worldwide

Major cyber attacks strike worldwide

London – A fast-moving wave of cyberattacks swept the globe Friday, apparently exploiting a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency. The attacks came in the form of ransomware, a technique used by hackers that locks users’ files unless they pay the attackers a designated sum in the virtual currency Bitcoin. […]

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