Russia advances in east, Ukraine calls for longer-range weapons

KYIV, Ukraine – Russian forces have stepped up their assault on the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk after claiming to have captured the nearby rail hub of Lyman, as Kyiv intensified calls for longer-range weapons from the West. Slow, solid Russian gains in recent days in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas, comprising the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, point … Read more

Johnny Depp, back on stand, calls Heard abuse claims ‘cruel and false’

‘No human being is perfect… but I have never in my life committed sexual battery, physical abuse,’ says Depp Actor Johnny Depp returned to the witness stand on Wednesday, May 25, to refute ex-wife Amber Heard’s testimony in their defamation battle, saying the abuse claims she leveled against him were “unimaginably brutal, cruel and false.” … Read more

US Supreme Court abortion move sparks calls for ending Senate’s filibuster

Since the start of the Biden administration, Democrats have wrestled with repealing or modifying the long-held filibuster rule requiring at least 60 votes in the 100-member chamber to advance most legislation, as a way to get around their razor-thin majorities WASHINGTON, DC, USA – A draft opinion suggesting the US Supreme Court was ready to … Read more

Kerwin’s retraction drums calls to free De Lima but DOJ not budging

The Department of Justice is instead eyeing to pursue a perjury case against Kerwin Espinosa MANILA, Philippines – The retraction of Kerwin Espinosa, one of the main cast in the Bilibid drug trade claims, has drummed up calls from different sectors to free jailed opposition senator Leila De Lima, but the Department of Justice (DOJ) … Read more

Comelec’s Bulay calls out media for reporting he threatened critics, says headlines were libelous

MANILA, Philippines – A high-ranking poll official pushed back after recent news stories reported on his threat to arrest critics of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), insisting what he said was only a “warning.” Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rey Bulay, during a press conference on Monday, April 25, even went a step further and … Read more

Ukraine calls for heavy arms as top US officials visit; Easter prayers for peace

KYIV, Ukraine – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in Kyiv late on Sunday, April 24, and held talks President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, an aide to the Ukrainian leader said, as Russia’s invasion entered a third month. Zelenskiy is expected to have asked them for more powerful weapons to repel … Read more

Rising calls for US LNG revive stalled export projects, but at higher costs

HOUSTON, USA – Soaring demand for US liquefied natural gas (LNG) as buyers clear steer of Russian fuel is putting some long-stalled US export projects back on track. But rising costs for materials and threaten to snarl these plants once again. Two developers with projects sidelined due to the US-China trade war – Energy Transfer … Read more

Johnny Depp calls Amber Heard accusations ‘heinous,’ says he never struck ex-wife

Actor Johnny Depp testedified on Tuesday, April 19 that he never struck his ex-wife Amber Heard and was challenging her accusations in a $50 million defamation case to correct the public’s perception and stand up for his children. Speaking softly and slowly for nearly three hours, Depp said in a Virginia courtroom that it was … Read more

Calls mount for Arsenal-bound Turner to replace Steffen as USA no.1

The nightmare moment endured by Manchester City star Zack Steffen during the club’s meeting with Liverpool on Saturday has since culminated in quite the reaction on the part of fans of the United States national team. City, of course, are currently locked in action at Wembley. After playing out a 2-2 Premier League stalemate with … Read more

Klopp calls out BT Sport for ‘unbelievable’ fixture decision – “Nobody cares” – Liverpool FC

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has taken another shot at television broadcasters after stating no other league in the world would schedule matches like they do in England. If they get through their Champions League quarter-final against Benfica, over whom they have a 3-1 lead, Klopp’s side face a last-four tie against either Bayern Munich or … Read more