75 years on – Raw Story

75 years on – Raw Story

The Battle of the Bulge was the last German offensive of World War II, and the Siege of Bastogne the scene of a heroic defence by American paratroopers. Seventy-five years on, the Belgian town is hosting a weekend of colourful re-enactments followed by solemn ceremonies of remembrance. Veterans, historians and military enthusiasts will join international […]

How Big Can Lightning Get?

How Big Can Lightning Get?

On Oct. 22, 2017, storm clouds gathering above the central United States released a flash of lightning so huge that it illuminated the skies above Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Horizontally spanning more than 310 miles (500 kilometers) across these three states, the jolt was so unprecedented that a group of researchers wrote a study about […]

Yellow Vests Protesters Gather for Rally in Paris – Video

Yellow Vests Protesters Gather for Rally in Paris – Video

Europe 15:58 14.12.2019(updated 16:00 14.12.2019) Get short URL https://cdn4.img.sputniknews.com/images/107511/51/1075115120.jpg Sputnik International https://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.png Sputnik https://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.png https://sputniknews.com/europe/201912141077577118-yellow-vests-protesters-gather-for-rally-in-paris—video/ On 17 November, France’s most prominent protest movement marked one year since the beginning of rallies that have since spread across the country, with demonstrations leading to clashes with police and numerous arrests. Yellow Vests protesters have gathered this Saturday […]

UK Labour’s finance chief McDonnell to step down after election defeat

UK Labour’s finance chief McDonnell to step down after election defeat

FILE PHOTO: John McDonnell, Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington, reacts after retaining his seat in Uxbridge, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour party finance spokesman John McDonnell will not be in his party’s next shadow cabinet after Labour’s heavy election defeat to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives, […]

North Korea says it conducted “crucial test” at long-range rocket launch site

North Korea says it conducted “crucial test” at long-range rocket launch site

Seoul, South Korea – North Korea said Saturday it successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that will further strengthen its nuclear deterrent. The test possibly involved technologies to improve intercontinental ballistic missiles that could potentially reach the continental United States. The announcement comes as North Korea continues to pressure the […]

Thousands join biggest protest for years in Thai capital

Thousands join biggest protest for years in Thai capital

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thousands of people joined Bangkok’s biggest protest since a 2014 coup on Saturday, after authorities in Thailand moved to ban a party that has rallied opposition to the government of former military ruler Prayuth Chan-ocha. FILE PHOTO: File picture of Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Future Forward Party, speaking during a news […]

3, Including Police Officer, Dead In Nepal Bomb Blast

3, Including Police Officer, Dead In Nepal Bomb Blast

Police is investigating the case and said no one has claimed responsibility for blast (Representational) Kathmandu: Three people, including a police official, were killed when a bomb exploded in southern Nepal early Saturday. The device detonated outside a local residence after the owner called the police to report a suspicious object on his premises in […]