Venezuela's Opposition Lawmaker Reports First Death in Anti-Gov't Protests

BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Venezuela's opposition lawmaker Jose Olivares said a person was killed during anti-government protests in Caracas.

Drunk Russian man detained after failed attempt to hijack plane

MOSCOW - A drunk Russian man who unsuccessfully tried to hijack an Aeroflot passenger flight was detained by police on Tuesday after the plane made an emergency landing in Siberia, Russian investigators said. The passenger, who claimed he was armed, tried to break into the cockpit during the flight from the Siberian city of Surgut to Moscow and dem

Two Blasts Hit South of Yemen's Capital Sanaa - Reports

Two explosions have hit the south of Yemeni capital city of Sanaa, media reported on Wednesday.

Death toll in Mexico gasoline pipeline blast climbs to 96

MEXICO CITY - The number of people who died in a gasoline pipeline explosion in central Mexico late last week has risen to 96, government officials said on Tuesday, from 91 reported a day earlier. The explosion last Friday occurred after hundreds of people crowded in to collect gasoline gushing from a pipeline that had been ruptured by suspected fu

New York City worth $72B more than it was a year ago

To no one’s surprise, the city is worth more than it was a year ago by some $72 billion, making a 5.8 percent leap, to $1.323 trillion. The new Department of Finance tentative assessment roll for f…

Trump still plans to deliver Jan. 29 State of the Union address: official

U.S. President Donald Trump still plans to deliver his annual State of the Union address from the Capitol later this month as scheduled, a Trump administration official said on Tuesday as the federal government shutdown stretched into its second month. The White House has sent a request to the House

Dem lawmaker apologizes after saying it's never been legal in US to force people to work for free

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) apologized Tuesday for claiming in a tweet that it has never been legal in the U.S. "to make people work for free" before the current government shutdown.

Cardiff striker Sala feared dead after suspected plane crash

Premier League club Cardiff City's record new signing, Emiliano Sala, is missing presumed dead after a light aircraft he was travelling in disappeared over the English Channel, with a search to find the plane being called off on Tuesday. The Argentine striker, signed on Saturday from French club Nantes for a reported fee of 17 million euros ($19.3

China's government spending rose 8.7 percent last year

China's fiscal spending rose 8.7 percent to 22.1 trillion yuan ($3.3 trillion) in 2018, while revenue gained 6.2 percent to 18.3 trillion yuan, finance ministry officials told reporters on Wednesday.

Union says IRS worker absences expected to surge amid shutdown

The National Treasury Employees Union on Tuesday said Internal Revenue Service (IRS) worker absences are expected to surge amid the partial government shutdown,

Singapore braces for tougher times as China slows down and the trade war heats up

Singapore's export-driven economy may face some headwinds amid the U.S.-China trade war, but economists believe the city-state has sufficient buffer to help shield the country from global turbulence.

US Senators McConnell, Schumer Plan Votes on Border Wall, Reopening Government

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a Thursday vote to fully fund the border wall demanded by President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer responded by calling up an amendment that would reopen the government for two weeks with no wall funding, according to the Senate Democrats website.