Snow cancels hundreds of U.S. flights, delays thousands

28.11.2019 [20:02]
From a “bomb cyclone” in the Northwest to a powerful storm moving over the Great Lakes, large parts of the United States were paralyzed by severe weather just ahead of Thanksgiving, and travel issues were expected to continue into the holiday weekend, according to The New York ...

Israeli universities rank high in world’s 175 best ‘Young Universities’

28.11.2019 [19:17]
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the University of Haifa have been recognized as outstanding research institutions by the Nature Index university ranking as they were featured in the site’s ranking of the world’s 175 best “Young Universities,” academic institutions founded ...

Passenger train catches fire in Southern Romania

28.11.2019 [16:42]
A passenger train traveling on the Bucharest - Targu Jiu route caught fire on Tuesday afternoon, November 26, near the Maldaeni commune in Teleorman county, in Southern Romania, according to Romania Insider. There were about 100 passengers in the train and ...

US crude oil production breaks new record high

28.11.2019 [12:56]
Crude oil production in the U.S. reached a new record high of 12.9 million barrels per day (bpd) for the week ending Nov. 22, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Thursday, Anadolu Agency reports. ...

Albania declares day of mourning as quake kills 21, injures over 600

27.11.2019 [20:51]
The most powerful earthquake to strike the country in decades shakes the capital Tirana and the country's west and north, tearing down buildings and burying residents under rubble, according to TRT World ...

Athens’ famous Ermou named one of the world’s most expensive shopping streets

27.11.2019 [16:35]
Athens’ popular Ermou Street, located in the heart of the Greek capital, opposite Syntagma Square and the parliament building, has been ranked 14th most expensive retail street in the world, moving up from 15th place in 2019, according to real estate brokers Cushman & Wakefield ...

Four killed, eight trapped in tunnel accident in Yunnan

27.11.2019 [11:36]
Eight people are still trapped as of Wednesday morning after a highway tunnel under construction collapsed in Southwest China's Yunnan province, local authorities said, according to China Daily. The water and mud bursting occurred at around 6 pm Tuesday in the city of Lincang ...

Turkey: Operation in N.Syria to go on until goals met

27.11.2019 [11:30]
Turkey will press ahead with its anti-terror operation in northern Syria until its goals are reached, said the country’s National Security Council on Tuesday, according to Anadolu Agency. Operation Peace Spring, launched last month, “which contributes to peace and stability in the region ...

‘Largest outdoor ice rink in Balkans’ to open in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv

26.11.2019 [16:50]
An outdoor ice rink billed as to be the largest in the Balkans – and certainly in Bulgaria – is to open in the city of Plovdiv in late November, with the precise date to be determined by outdoor temperatures, according to Sofiaglobe. Nikolai Denev, manager of the company that has begun building the ice rink ...

Minister of Agriculture resigns ahead of impeachment by Majlis

26.11.2019 [14:58]
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accepted the resignation of Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati, according to Iran Press. Hojjati was likely to be impeached by the parliament (Majlis), but he chose to step down just ahead of his impeachment ...

Thirteen French soldiers killed in Mali helicopter accident

26.11.2019 [13:55]
Thirteen French were killed on Monday in a helicopter accident during an operation against jihadist militants in northern Mali, the heaviest single loss for the French military in nearly four decades, according to France 24. The accident, a collision between two helicopters, occurred while the forces were engaging jihadist ...

Four dead, buildings down as strongest tremor in decades rocks Albania

26.11.2019 [13:07]
At least four people died after the most powerful earthquake to hit Albania in decades rocked the capital of Tirana and surrounding region early on Tuesday, causing several buildings to collapse and burying residents in the rubble, according to ...

Michael Bloomberg joins 2020 US presidential race

26.11.2019 [11:14]
Billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has officially announced he is standing to be the Democratic Party presidential nominee, according to BBC. In a statement, the 77-year-old said he was standing ...

Conservative Klaus Iohannis wins re-election as Romania's president

25.11.2019 [11:54]
Romanians on Sunday gave a clear mandate to conservative President Klaus Iohannis, re-electing him to a second term in the the day's election, in which he prevailed over his rival, Social Democrat Viorica Dancila, the former prime minister, according to EFE ...

Coal and gas outburst traps 8 miners in southwest China

25.11.2019 [10:17]
Eight miners were trapped after a suspected coal and gas outburst happened at a local coal mine southwest China's Guizhou Province Monday, local authorities said, Xinhua reported. The accident occurred in early Monday in the coal mine in Zhijin County ...

Toyota to recall over 12,000 Alphard cars in China

24.11.2019 [12:19]
Japanese automaker Toyota will begin recalling a total of 12,637 imported Alphard cars from Dec. 29, due to defective charging control programs, according to China's market regulator, Xinhua reports. ...

China launches two new BeiDou satellites

23.11.2019 [21:17]
China successfully sent two satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 5:10 a.m. Monday, according to Xinhua. Launched on a Long March-3B carrier rocket, the two satellites entered orbit ...

Three Colombia police killed in bombing after thousands gather for renewed protests

23.11.2019 [14:38]
Three police were killed in a bomb blast late on Friday at a police station in Colombia, after thousands gathered for renewed protests and sporadic looting erupted in the capital Bogota, according to Reuters. A police source told Reuters 10 officers were also injured in the explosion, in ...

Rhode Island to collaborate with Ben-Gurion University on innovation and entrepreneurship

22.11.2019 [12:15]
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo visited Ben-Gurion University (BGU) to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) focused on encouraging joint innovation and entrepreneurship. The MOU signed on Tuesday calls for the encouraging of collaboration ...