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“Not Certain” If Notre-Dame Can Be Saved From Fire: French Minister

Paris, France:  A colossal fire swept through the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday, causing a spire to collapse and raising fears over the future of the nearly millenium old building and its precious artworks. The fire, which began in the early evening, sent flames and huge clouds …

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Notre-Dame’s Main Structure “Saved, Preserved”: Top Paris Fire Official

Paris, France:  The main structure of Notre-Dame cathedral in central Paris has been saved after hours of fire-fighting to put out a devastating blaze, the city’s top fire official said late Monday. “We can consider that the main structure of Notre-Dame has been saved and preserved,” Paris fire brigade chief …

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Redacted Mueller Report On Trump-Russia Ties To Be Released On Thursday

Washington, United States:  A redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on the probe into the Russia links of US President Donald Trump’s campaign team will be released Thursday, the Department of Justice announced Monday. The release of the 400-page report will come more than three weeks after …

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Actress Lori Loughlin Pleads Not Guilty In US College Admissions Scandal

BOSTON:  Actress Lori Loughlin said on Monday she will plead not guilty to charges that she participated in what prosecutors say was the largest college admissions scandal uncovered in U.S. history. Loughlin, who starred in the television sitcom, “Full House,” and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli filed papers in …

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Pak Rights Body Raises Concern Over Forced Conversions Of Girls

Islamabad:  Pakistan’s independent human rights watchdog on Monday raised concerns about incidents of forced conversions and marriages of Hindu and Christian girls, saying around 1,000 such cases were reported just in the southern Sindh province alone last year. In its annual report, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said …

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IMF May Delay Bailout Package To Cash-Strapped Pakistan: Report

Islamabad:  The IMF’s bailout package to cash-strapped Pakistan could be delayed as the global lender is pressing it to be transparent on the CPEC project and wants a written guarantee from Islamabad that its assistance will not be used to repay the loans to China, a media report said on …

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Game Of Thrones: In “Winterfell,” Jon Snow Comes Home, Learns The Truth

Well, here we are. After eight years; 67 episodes; countless deaths – actually, make that 2,339 deaths; approximately that many fan theories and predictions; and enough content to keep the entire Internet full, we’ve made it to the home stretch. These are the last six Sunday nights we get to …

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“If I Were Boeing…”: What Donald Trump Advised The Airline

Washington, United States:  US President Donald Trump lambasted the Boeing 737 Max plane on Monday, saying it should be improved with unspecified new features and given a new name. The model has suffered two deadly crashes in a matter of months, the first last October in Indonesia with the death …

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“Wonderfully Warm”: Michelle Obama Praises Queen Elizabeth, Charms Crowd

LONDON:  Former US first lady Michelle Obama charmed thousands of Britons on Sunday, telling anecdotes about meeting the “wonderfully warm and funny” Queen Elizabeth and praising London’s diversity at an event in the capital. Obama, the wife of Barack Obama, who was president from 2009 to 2017, was in London …

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Deadly Storms Push Through US East Coast

Tornados, wind gusts of up to 70 mph and pounding hail remained threats early Monday from eastern New York and into New England, as the remnants of a deadly weekend storm push out to sea, the National Weather Service said. “This is an ongoing threat,” said meteorologist Brian Hurley at …

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