Man dies after crashing vehicle into gate at White House in US

[ad_1] WASHINGTON: A driver died after a vehicle crashed into an outer perimeter gate of the White House complex, and the incident late Saturday was being investigated as a traffic crash, police said. President Joe Biden was spending the weekend in Delaware, and the Secret Service said there was no threat to the White House.The … Read more

Frank Stella, artist renowned for blurring the lines between painting and sculpture, dies at 87

[ad_1] NEW YORK: Frank Stella, a painter, sculptor and printmaker whose constantly evolving works are hailed as landmarks of the minimalist and post-painterly abstraction art movements, died Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 87.Gallery owner Jeffrey Deitch, who spoke with Stella’s family, confirmed his death to The Associated Press. Stella’s wife, Harriet McGurk, … Read more

Juro Kara, rebel playwright behind Japan’s modern underground theater, dies at 84

[ad_1] TOKYO: Juro Kara, who helped shape Japan’s postwar avant-garde theater, defiantly yet playfully transforming the essence of Kabuki aesthetics into modern storytelling, has died. He was 84.The playwright, director and troupe leader died late Saturday from a blood clot in the brain after he collapsed at home and was rushed to a Tokyo hospital … Read more

Netanyahu’s Cabinet votes to permanently close Al Jazeera in Israel

[ad_1] The decision escalated Israel’s long-running feud against Al Jazeera. It also threatened to heighten tensions with Qatar, which owns the channel, at a time when the Doha government is playing a key role in mediation efforts to halt the war in Gaza.Israel has long had a rocky relationship with Al Jazeera, accusing it of … Read more

Netanyahu’s Cabinet votes to permanently close Al Jazeera offices in Israel

[ad_1] TEL AVIV: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that his government has voted unanimously to shutter the offices of the Qatar-owned broadcaster Al Jazeera in Israel.Netanyahu announced the decision on X, formerly Twitter. Details on when it would go into effect or whether it was permanent or temporary were not immediately clear. … Read more

Australian police shoot dead a boy armed with a knife after he stabbed a man in Perth

[ad_1] MELBOURNE: Western Australian police shot and killed a “radicalised” 16-year-old boy with a knife who had stabbed a man in a Perth car park, police and the state premier said Sunday.The teenager “rushed” at police who responded by shooting him twice with Tasers before firing a single fatal shot, they said.”There are indications he … Read more

King Charles III’s openness about cancer has helped him connect with people in year after coronation

[ad_1] LONDON: King Charles III’s decision to be open about his cancer diagnosis has helped the new monarch connect with the people of Britain and strengthened the monarchy in the year since his dazzling coronation at Westminster Abbey.Charles has used his illness to highlight the need for early diagnosis and treatment, showing leadership at a … Read more

What we learned from local votes ahead of looming UK general election

[ad_1] Waiting till the fall may also give the government a chance to cut taxes again in another budget. Conservatives will also be hoping that the controversial plan to send some asylum-seekers to Rwanda will have got off the ground and that there is evidence that it is acting as a deterrent for those seeking … Read more

Panamanians vote in election dominated by former president who was banned from running

[ad_1] PANAMA CITY: Panamanians head to the polls Sunday to vote in an election that has been consumed by unfolding drama surrounding the country’s ex-president, despite not even being on the ballot.Voters in the normally sleepy Central American nation will weigh promises of economic prosperity and migratory crackdowns with a corruption scandal.“Panama’s election will be … Read more

Hope and disillusionment among Chad’s first-time voters

[ad_1] N’DJAMENA: In Chad, one of the world’s poorest and youngest countries, a new generation of first-time voters will elect a president on Monday with a mixture of hope, worry and disillusionment.According to United Nations figures, people aged between 10 and 24 make up one third of inhabitants in the central African country, which has … Read more