International Arts Festival Kicks Off In Fremantle!

Fremantle International Arts Festival is back and bigger than ever! Four days of festivities will have Freo buzzing this Easter long weekend, with crowds expected to grow more. City of Fremantle Mayor, Brad Pettit, anticipates it’s going to be a fantastic event. “It’s the 20th anniversary of what started out as the buskers festival in…

Merkel welcomes breakthrough in coalition negotiations

Negotiations Breakthrough In German Politics German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed a breakthrough in negotiations between her conservative Christian Democratic Union bloc and the centre-left Social Democrats. The development came after talks that lasted over 24 hours between the parties, staying up all night discussing some of the controversial issues between the parties, such as…

May reaches Brexit agreement before deadline

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has reached an agreement with Brussels regarding what will happen on ‘Brexit day’, March 29, 2019. Details of the agreement were leaked hours after the announcement that the deal was done. The deal will see Britain leave the EU, but remain part of the Customs Union and Single Market, as…

Slobodan Praljak confirmed to have drunk cyanide

The substance that Slobodan Praljak drank in a courtroom on trial for war crimes is confirmed to have contained cyanide, which killed Praljak. He drank the poison after the court upheld his conviction for his part in the campaign to drive Muslims out of Bosnia in the 1990’s. Praljak shouted he was not a war…

Day of Mourning After Rain Kills 14 in Floods Near Athens

Greece has declared a national day of mourning after flash flooding near Athens left 14 people dead on Wednesday (local time). The floods on the outskirts of the city turned roads into torrents of mud and debris while flipping over cars and cutting off highway traffic, while drivers scrambled out of their vehicles as cars…

South Korea preparing for more North Korean missile tests

South Korea is preparing for North Korea to conduct more missile tests, with the north celebrating its foundation day this weekend. North Korea held a missile test last year on its September 9th anniversary, and South Korea has warned that it expects another missile test despite UN sanctions. There are reports that solar storms may…

Emmanuel Macron’s campaign emails hacked

Just a few days out from the French national election the emails of Emmanuel Macron’s campaign, the En Marche! Movement, have been hacked and released to the public. The latest event in a controversial campaign, which has been narrowed down to Macron or National Front candidate Marine Le Pen, may prove critical in the country’s…

Russia Denies A Deadline

The crisis in Ukraine is escalating with unconfirmed reports saying Russia is threatening a military attack if Ukraine does not withdraw its troops from Crimea in 11 hours. Russia’s Minister of War dismissed the rumor and described it as “total nonsense”. Russian military has tightened its control in Crimea despite international condemnation. Ukraine’s Interim President Arseniy…

Spanish Train Crash Killed 78

Disturbing CCTV footage of the Spanish train crash that killed 78 passengers was released. The footage showed the speeding train derailed at a turn, as the coaches smashed on to the concrete walls on the side. It’s understood the 52 year old train driver, Francisco José Garzón, was driving the train at 190 km/h at…