Boy who weighed 30 STONE when he was ten, shed nearly half his body

Boy who weighed 30 STONE when he was ten, has shed nearly half his body weight in two years after changing his diet and exercising Arya Permana shed 15st 7lbs after cutting out sugar and starting exercise regime The 12-year-old used to be Indonesia’s fattest boy after ballooning to 31st 6lbs He used to eat enough […]

Bill Kelly: Canada caught in the political crossfire

There’s a well-worn axiom that states that you don’t intercede in a battle between couples because, more often than not, their pent-up anger becomes directed at you instead of each other. As the Canadian government is now learning, that same sage advice applies when in the middle of a battle between superpowers. By arresting Huawei […]

Trump to attend World Economic Forum at Davos for second year

President Trump will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, for the second time next month, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday. Trump and several administration officials will take part in the annual gathering of global financial and economic leaders at a ski resort. White House advisers Jared Kushner and his […]

EU reaches deal over Italy budget; Italian bond yields tumble

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission has reached a deal with Italy over the country’s 2019 budget that avoids immediate EU disciplinary steps against Rome, Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Wednesday, sending Italian bond yields sharply lower. His announcement signaled a breakthrough in a market-shaking clash between Italy and Brussels, whose fiscal rules […]

Hungary protests spark opposition coalition – but will it last?

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Week-long protests in Budapest have forged fragmented opposition parties into a rare coalition against Viktor Orban, drawing young Hungarians into the streets to demonstrate against what they see as his increasingly authoritarian rule. Passage of two laws last week backed by the prime minister’s Fidesz party angered a variety of domestic voter […]

'Extra mile to go' in bid for Syria constitutional body: U.N.'s de Mistura

GENEVA (Reuters) – U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Tuesday after talks with Russia, Iran, and Turkey that “there is an extra mile to go” in the “marathon effort” to ensure a credible, balanced and inclusive constitutional committee for Syria. De Mistura, addressing a news conference, said that he would report to U.N. […]

U.S. envoy on North Korea to visit South Korea amid stalled nuclear talks

SEOUL (Reuters) – A U.S. envoy on North Korea is to visit South Korea, officials said on Wednesday, as Washington and Pyongyang struggle to find a breakthrough in their stalled talks aimed at ending the North’s nuclear program. Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special representative for North Korea, is scheduled to arrive in the South Korean […]