Man sues McDonald’s for $1.5 million over single napkin

Fast food chain McDonald’s has a bit of a tissue issue on its hands. TMZ reports that Webester Lucas is suing the company for $1.5 million (€1 million) following a dispute over napkins in a California...

Pro-Russian forces tighten grip on Crimea

Pro-Russian forces tightened their grip on Crimea on Saturday as the Kremlin vowed to help restore calm on the restive Ukrainian peninsula and Washington warned of "costs" to Moscow should it order in troops. Dozens...

China media hurls racist slur at departing US envoy

  A Chinese state media outlet used a racist slur to criticise departing US ambassador Gary Locke in an insulting commentary which even blamed him for Beijing's notorious pollution. The 64-year-old became the first ethnic Chinese...

Rome days away from bankruptcy

The Italian capital may go bankrupt within a few days, says the Mayor, as the government cannot agree on how to fill the city’s $1.17 billion budget gap. The city is in danger of repeating...

Intervene? Or End Syrian War?

  Pat Buchanan    Patrick Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three Presidents, a two-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, and was the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000. Whether saber rattling or not,...

Aramco to set up nature reserve in Empty Quarter

Saudi Aramco’s Environmental Protection Department (EPD) intends to establish the first nature reserve in the Kingdom in the Empty Quarter Desert, also known as Rub’al Khali. The reserve will be named the Bio-Diversity Area and...

Indian soldier shoots dead five colleagues, self in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A soldier in Indian Kashmir has shot dead five of his colleagues before killing himself, an incident which experts said highlights the stress facing troops in the volatile region. The soldier was on night...

DARPA going to war with bootleg electronics

The United States Department of Defense is asking engineers to develop a nearly microscopic-sized component that could be used to help identify and combat counterfeit or otherwise suspect electronic parts. DARPA — the Pentagon's Defense...

Crimean parliament sacks regional government, approves referendum

The Supreme Council of Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea has dismissed the regional government, electing a pro-Russian party leader as its new chair. The MPs have also voted in favor of holding a referendum...

AZERBAIJAN COMMEMORATES VICTIMS OF KHOJALY GENOCIDE

  LONDON – 26th February 2014 marks the 22nd anniversary of Khojaly Genocide, the genocidal atrocities committed by Armenian armed forces in the course of the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The horrible tragedy took...