'Why are they giving us the money?' Behind China’s plans to 'rescue' a decrepit rail link

'Why are they giving us the money?' Behind China’s plans to 'rescue' a decrepit rail link

At 11.25am a whistle blows and our spray paint-smeared train pulls out of Belgrade’s 130-year-old central station, over weeds and crumbling concrete, past decades of neglect. For the next half-hour we move at barely walking pace, crawling past old signal boxes, creaking…

US opened a huge new facility in Taiwan, and China isn't happy

US opened a huge new facility in Taiwan, and China isn't happy

Washington: While the world's eyes were glued to events in Singapore last week, the United States was holding another important – and controversial – diplomatic ceremony in Taiwan. On June 11, the United States formally opened a new $US255 million building housing…

Leishman leads Aussie tilt at US Open

Leishman leads Aussie tilt at US Open

Marc Leishman has welcomed a brutal third round at the US Open as a blowout from Jason Day and Adam Scott left him as Australia's best hope to reel in runaway leader Dustin Johnson. Australia's contingent at Shinnecock Hills was whittled down…

Day clicks into US Open gear at Shinnecock

Day clicks into US Open gear at Shinnecock

Jason Day says his US Open instincts kicked in the minute he arrived at Shinnecock Hills for a measured preparation he hopes will finally deliver victory. Day has compiled an impressive record at the US Open – with two runner-up finishes and…

‘LOCKDOWN, LOCKDOWN, LOCK THE DOOR’ Song teaches US nursery school kids how to survive mass shootings to the tune of ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’

‘LOCKDOWN, LOCKDOWN, LOCK THE DOOR’ Song teaches US nursery school kids how to survive mass shootings to the tune of ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’

The verse was spotted by an eagle-eyed parent in Somervile, Massachusetts, US, who shared it on Twitter. Taking to Twitter, mum Georgy Cohen said: "This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be kindergartener's classroom". The poster read: "Lockdown, lockdown, lock the door….

US lawmakers claim Mark Zuckerberg lied in testimony to Congress

US lawmakers claim Mark Zuckerberg lied in testimony to Congress

‘It’s hard to know what’s true anymore’: US lawmakers slam Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook’s latest data scandal and claim the billionaire lied in testimony to Congress It was revealed this week Facebook shared user data with 60 smartphone firms News comes two…

US television host and chef Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

US television host and chef Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

New York chef Anthony Bourdain. US celebrity Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's food-and-travel-focused Parts Unknown television series, died in a French hotel room, CNN said on Friday, in the second high-profile suicide of a US celebrity this week. He was 61. Bourdain…

The Australian connection behind US Triple Crown chaser Justify

The Australian connection behind US Triple Crown chaser Justify

The most coveted trophy in American racing will be trackside as Justify attempts to complete the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes on Sunday morning, but the ownership of the all-American hero has its foundations in Australia. Justify is the latest star…

US lawmakers aim to block Trump's deal with China's ZTE

US lawmakers aim to block Trump's deal with China's ZTE

Washington: Republican and Democratic US senators introduced legislation on Thursday that would roll back an agreement President Donald Trump's administration announced to ease sanctions on Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday the US government had reached…

China unveils unmanned ‘Dark Sword’ stealth combat drone

China unveils unmanned ‘Dark Sword’ stealth combat drone

China unveils its unmanned ‘Dark Sword’ fighter jet that could fly at supersonic speeds and prove a ‘nightmare’ for US defences Deadly aircraft codenamed Dark Sword has been rumoured for over a decade  A new photo appears to finally show a full-sized…

US tariffs make China trade issues more difficult to resolve

US tariffs make China trade issues more difficult to resolve

Whistler, British Columbia: The United States is making trade concerns related to China more difficult to deal with when Washington ignores World Trade Organisation rules in the case of steel and aluminum tariffs, according to a senior European Union official. Speaking on…

US allies to hit back over metals tariffs

US allies to hit back over metals tariffs

Washington: The US says it will impose tariffs on aluminium and steel imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, reigniting investor fears of a global trade war as Washington's allies took steps to retaliate against American goods. The move, announced by…

Britney Spears Is Sending Mad Love To US Olympians

Britney Spears Is Sending Mad Love To US Olympians

Britney Spears is spreading the love! The singer is a big fan of Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon and the feeling is more than mutual. The 2018 Winter Olympics are currently in full force in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Olympic athletes do a…

US judge sticks it up the Muppets in Happytime Murders ruling

US judge sticks it up the Muppets in Happytime Murders ruling

The distributors of the Melissa McCarthy puppet crime caper The Happytime Murders have been given the A-OK to keep referencing both "Sesame" and the "Street" in their promotions of the foul-mouthed and sexually explicit movie. The decision raises the spectre of millions…

China challenges US Navy ships in South China Sea

China challenges US Navy ships in South China Sea

Beijing: China's military announced on Sunday that it had dispatched warships to challenge two US Navy vessels that sailed through waters in the South China Sea that China claims as its own. The Chinese confronted the US ships and warned them to…

'Supersonic Tic Tac' UFO stalked US aircraft carrier for days and stunned fighter pilots, Pentagon report reveals

'Supersonic Tic Tac' UFO stalked US aircraft carrier for days and stunned fighter pilots, Pentagon report reveals

The object – which could reportedly hover in mid air and make itself invisible – bamboozled US Navy fighter pilots during a training exercise in the Pacific Ocean. The leaked report – obtained by Las Vegas's KLAS tv station – tells how…

US Gulf Coast braces for Alberto battering

US Gulf Coast braces for Alberto battering

A satellite image shows subtropical storm Alberto in the Gulf of Mexico. St Petersburg, Florida:  Florida, Alabama and Mississippi have launched emergency preparations ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause chaos across the eastern US Gulf…

Champions League final broadcast could be under threat from malware

Champions League final broadcast could be under threat from malware

Champions League final broadcast could be under threat from a ‘sophisticated’ new malware strain spreading across Ukraine, security experts warn Hackers could use malware to disrupt live Champions League broadcast  VPNFilter malware has now spread to 500,000 routers worldwide Experts have seen…

Shocking moment vile plane passenger urinates on seat in front of him after assaulting two women on US flight

Shocking moment vile plane passenger urinates on seat in front of him after assaulting two women on US flight

The man, who has not been named, was arrested at the arrival gate after fellow travellers claimed he grabbed two women before relieving himself on the seat in front of him. It’s alleged the ordeal began about two hours into Frontier Airlines…