Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thailand parties manoeuvre for position amid election confusion

Bangkok, Thailand - Thailand's main political parties were jostling for position on Monday amid confusion about the winner of a weekend poll that was fought under a complicated new voting system including elements of proportional representation. The Elections Commission delayed its announcement on the results from late on Sunday to Monday morning. It was then…

Stray Kids Are Back And Bolder Than Ever With Celebratory New Single ‘MIROH’

How do you sum up a Stray Kids song? The JYP Entertainment rookies have been (self-) producing some of the boldest, most sonically interesting K-pop tracks since their debut a year ago, and their latest, "MIROH," is no exception. (In fact, it might be their most fascinating lead single yet.) Their signature sound is more…

Euro 2020 qualifying: Wales v Slovakia – can hosts start with win?

Euro 2020 qualifying live: Wales v Slovakia - Live - BBC Sport Summary James scores Wales' winner on first competitive start Slovakia seen as Wales' main rivals for a top-two spot Williams comes on for 85th cap, level with Gary Speed Croatia, Azerbaijan & Hungary other teams in Group E Top two qualify for Euro…

AIPAC convenes annual conference in Washington amid division

AIPAC, one of the most powerful lobby groups in the United States, is facing new criticism from Democrats and advocates for Palestinian rights as it convenes its annual policy conference this week amid a widening US political divide over Israel. The annual pro-Israel event, which starts on Sunday, is expected to draw more than 15,000…

Tierra Whack’s #WhackHistoryMonth Was About Growth And Bold Exploration

When It Dropped: February 26 How It Sounds: Heavy, like you need an antacid after scarfing down five cheeseburgers Standout Lines: "Whack, Whack, damn she killer / Why she got holes in her denim?" Like a cat tangled in a mess of yarn, Whack World's playfulness was its defining characteristic. "CLONES," meanwhile, is a zoo…

Aaron Ramsey: Wales midfielder out of opening Euro 2020 qualifier

Aaron Ramsey has made 58 appearances for Wales, scoring 14 goals Euro 2020 qualifiers: Wales v Slovakia Venue: Cardiff City Stadium Date: Sunday, 24 March Kick-off: 14:00 GMT Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio Wales & Radio Cymru; live text updates on the BBC Sport website, watch highlights on BBC One Wales, 22.30 GMT Wales midfielder…

Mueller ends Trump-Russia probe: All the latest updates

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his nearly two-year investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow and whether President Donald Trump unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe.  On Friday, Mueller handed over his report to Attorney General William Barr, who has said he will…

The 16 Sweetest Moments Of Ariana Grande’s Sweetener World Tour

Let’s get the boilerplate stuff out of the way. Ariana implored her fans to opt out of bags... or at least suggested they choose small plastic ones. I bought one from her website, but damnitall, it did not arrive in time for the show. Thankfully, I was able to check my tote — containing the…

Birmingham City to be deducted nine points for EFL rule breaches

Birmingham City are in their eighth consecutive season in the ChampionshipBirmingham City have been deducted nine points by the English Football League for breaching profitability and sustainability rules. The sanction sees Blues drop from 13th to 18th in the Championship, five points above the relegation zone with eight games to play. The EFL said Blues…

Algerians rally for fourth consecutive week against ailing leader

Tens of thousands of Algerians have once again taken to the streets of the capital to demand that ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit immediately. Carrying Algerian flags and chanting anti-Bouteflika slogans, protesters on Friday braved cold weather and light rain as they gathered in central Algiers, the site of weekly demonstrations since February 22. Amid…
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US blasted at UN for recognising Israeli sovereignty over Golan

The United States came under sharp criticism from 14 other United Nations Security Council nations for its decision to recognise Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights in violation of international law. The Security Council met on Wednesday at the request of Syria, which in a letter to the council called the US move a "flagrant…

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