Free Press Journal
  • US schools need ‘offensive capability’: Donald Trump

    Washington: President Donald Trump has reiterated the idea of arming teachers and sought offensive capabilities in schools to deter mass shootings. This comes after last week’s shooting at a high school that killed 17 people. The shooting sparked an intense push to restrict access to assault rifles fuelled by student activists who demanded concrete gun control measures.

  • Students: More gun control needed after school shooting

    Tallahassee: Florida officials have outlined their plans to make schools safer after a shooting that left 17 people dead last week, but some say they don’t go far enough. Talia Rumsky is one of them. Rumsky was among those who traveled to Tallahassee on Wednesday to lobby lawmakers about gun control. She said Gov. Rick Scott’s plan to make it illegal for anyone under 21 to purchase a gun is a start,

  • US to shift its embassy to Jerusalem in May

    Washington: The United States will officially move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in Israel in May, the US State Department announced on Friday.

  • South Korea welcomes new US sanctions on North Korea

    Seoul: South Korea on Saturday welcomed fresh unilateral sanctions described as the heaviest ever adopted by the US against North Korea, and said the measures would contribute towards the common goal of the denuclearisation of Pyongyang in a peaceful manner.

  • Russia probe: Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty

    Washington: Rick Gates, a former official in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, has pleaded guilty to charges of federal conspiracy and false statements in the ongoing Trump-Russia probe led by special counsel Robert Muller.

  • Somalia: 18 killed in twin suicide car blasts in Mogadishu

    Mogadishu: At least 18 people have been killed and 20 others injured in twin bomb attacks in Somali capital Mogadishu, officials said. Aamin Ambulance Director Abdukadir Abdirahman said 18 people died in Friday’s twin bombings, one of which targetted the presidential palace, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Maldives warns India against meddling in its internal affairs 

    Persisting with its displeasure over the extension of emergency in the Maldives, India says it does not see a valid reason for the Maldivian parliament to do so and maintained that it continues to watch the situation in the island nation.

  • Nepal to have new president on March 13

    Kathmandu : Nepal will hold presidential election on March 13 to elect the new president who will succeed the Himalayan nation’s first woman President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.