Category Archives: Around The World

Olympic Committee Bans Russia From The 2018 Winter Olympics Over Doping Allegations

Russia has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea over the country’s “systemic manipulation” of anti-doping rules. It is the most wide ranging punishment ever meted out by the IOC on a participating nation, let alone a powerhouse of the Olympic movement. Russia’s Olympic Committee has also been ordered to pay $15…

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Matt Lauer Has Broken His Silence About Sexual Misconduct Allegations

During Thursday morning’s Today show, co-host Savannah Guthrie read a statement from Matt Lauer, who was fired from the morning show Wednesday after accusations of “inappropriate sexual behavior” by colleagues. “Just moments ago we received a statement from Matt, and let me read it to you,” Guthrie began alongside her co-host Hoda Kotb. A statement from Matt Lauer: “There…

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Donald Trump Celebrates Matt Lauer Firing On Twitter, Demands NBC News Be Investigated

President Donald Trump took time out this morning from “taking care of” North Korea’s Tuesday intercontinental ballistic missile launch, as he promised, cutting taxes for corporations and killing Obamacare to tweet about NBC News’ bombshell morning announcement it had fired longtime Today show anchor Matt Lauer. “Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for ‘inappropriate sexual behavior in the…

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Migrants For Sale: Slave Trade In Libya

Libya’s UN-backed government says it is investigating allegations that hundreds of African refugees and migrants passing through Libya are being bought and sold in modern-day slave markets. According to reports, the trade works by preying on the tens of thousands of vulnerable people who risk everything to get to Libya’s coast and then across the…

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Robert Mugabe To Get $10m Payoff & $150,000 Salary For Life

Robert Mugabe, as part of the negotiated deal leading to his resignation, will be receiving a sum of not less than $10 million, Guardian reports. Mugabe, last week Tuesday, resigned as the president of Zimbabwe after a 37-year rule, following a military takeover of the country. He was replaced by his former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was ousted just earlier in the…

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Ex VP Emmerson Mnangagwa Sworn In As President Of Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as President of Zimbabwe in Harare, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe. Taking his oath of office, the 75-year-old former security chief known as ‘The Crocodile’ vowed to uphold the constitution of the former British colony and protect the rights of Zimbabwe’s 16 million…

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Emmerson Mnangagwa Promises To Grow Economy As He Addresses Crowd

Former Zimbabwe vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, addressing a crowd after his return to the country, promised to grow the economy, BBC reports. Mnangagwa who fled to South Africa after he was fired by Robert Mugabe is expected to be sworn in on Friday following Mugabe’s resignation on Tuesday. “We want to grow our economy, we want peace, we want jobs, jobs, jobs,”…

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