World’s First Battery-Powered Cruise Ship To Sail For The Arctic

Oslo:  The world’s first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator Hurtigruten said on Monday. The hybrid expedition cruise ship, the Roald Amundsen, can take 500 passengers and is designed to sail in harsh climate waters. Named after the Norwegian explorer […]

Protests Escalate As Hong Kong Marks Handover To China

Hong Kong:  Anti-government protesters tried to ram their way into Hong Kong’s parliament Monday, battling police armed with pepper spray, as the territory marked the anniversary of its handover to China. The angry scenes ramped up tensions in the international financial hub, which has been shaken by historic demonstrations in the past three weeks — […]

Britain No Longer Has Any Responsibility For Hong Kong, Says China

Beijing:  Britain no longer has any responsibility for Hong Kong and needs to stop “gesticulating” about its former colony, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after the British government reiterated its commitment to the joint declaration with China on Hong Kong. Protesters tried to storm Hong Kong’s legislature on the anniversary of the city’s 1997 […]

Venezuela crisis: Outrage over navy captain’s death in custody

Venezuela’s opposition has denounced the death of a navy captain held over an alleged plot to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro and called for an investigation. Rafael Acosta, 49, was among six policemen and soldiers arrested on Wednesday. They were detained weeks after a failed military uprising against Mr Maduro. Facing charges of treason and sedition, […]

US Senator Kamala Harris Dances At Pride Parade In San Francisco

San Francisco:  US Senator and presidential hopeful Kamala Harris joined the large crowd and danced at the San Francisco’s Pride parade.  The senator from California, who has regularly participated in pride parades ever since she was district attorney, wore shiny rainbow-coloured sequined jacket. She completed her look with white jeans and comfortable matching sneakers. “Such […]

Hong Kong: Police and protesters clash on handover anniversary

Police in Hong Kong have clashed with protesters marking the anniversary of its handover from UK to Chinese rule. In chaotic scenes on Monday, police used pepper spray and batons to contain protesters outside a venue hosting an annual flag-raising ceremony. A small group of protesters also smashed into the government building. This is the […]