Author: Caroline Biscotti

European Court rules Russia violated rights of opposition activist Navalny over house arrest in 2014

European Court rules Russia violated rights of opposition activist Navalny over house arrest in 2014 The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Tuesday that Russia violated the rights of Russian opposition activist Aleksey Navalny by placing him under house arrest in 2014 and imposing other restrictive measures on him. Navalny was placed under house arrest in February 2014 […]

Tourists could face DEATH PENALTY for ‘runway selfies’ in Phuket, Thailand

Tourists could face DEATH PENALTY for ‘runway selfies’ in Phuket, Thailand

Tourists could face DEATH PENALTY for ‘runway selfies’ in Phuket, Thailand Tourists looking to tick an item off their bucket list may soon kick the bucket themselves under a new Thai law which would impose penalties ranging from fines to execution for so-called ‘runway selfies’. “People and tourists will not be allowed to enter this area to take photos,” Phuket […]

Manila protesters descend on Chinese embassy, warn of ‘invasion’ of Philippines

Manila protesters descend on Chinese embassy, warn of ‘invasion’ of Philippines

Manila protesters descend on Chinese embassy, warn of ‘invasion’ of Philippines Protesters descended on the Chinese embassy in Manila on Tuesday to oppose Beijing’s growing sway in the Philippines as tensions rise over the disputed South China Sea. Demonstrators chanted “China out” and brandished a banner saying “Defend our sovereign rights,” referring to Beijing’s claim to the waterway, AFP reported. […]

Ocular rift: GRAPHIC PHOTO shows what happens when your iris peels off

Ocular rift: GRAPHIC PHOTO shows what happens when your iris peels off

Ocular rift: GRAPHIC PHOTO shows what happens when your iris peels off The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is among the most prestigious and longest-running peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, but it also has a penchant for sharing truly gruesome cases on social media. In a recent , the NEJM shared an image of a 48-year-old patient whose […]

Brexit delay length depends on British argument – EU’s Barnier

Brexit delay length depends on British argument – EU’s Barnier The European Union hopes cross-party talks in the UK will yield a majority in the House of Commons for the stalled Brexit deal and is willing to grant more time to achieve that, according to the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier. The official also said on Tuesday the length of […]

‘Best $3bn investment we make’: Biden quip about US-Israel ties sets Twitter on edge

‘Best $3bn investment we make’: Biden quip about US-Israel ties sets Twitter on edge

‘Best $3bn investment we make’: Biden quip about US-Israel ties sets Twitter on edge An unearthed clip of Joe Biden explaining that if there was no Israel, the “US would have to invent an Israel to protect our interests” has been met with angry reactions on social media. The video, filmed in Congress in 1986 shows a then-senator Biden explaining […]

Netanyahu has snake-charmed Israel for a decade, but have voters had enough of ‘King Bibi’?

Netanyahu has snake-charmed Israel for a decade, but have voters had enough of ‘King Bibi’?

Netanyahu has snake-charmed Israel for a decade, but have voters had enough of ‘King Bibi’? If he wins Tuesday’s election, Benjamin Netanyahu is set to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. But as his tricks have grown hoarier and his persona more outsize than Trump himself, he risks becoming a self-caricature. Final polls on Friday showed that his right-wing coalition was […]