World War 3: North Korea nuclear threat MORE PROBABLE than EVER, ex-US defence head warns

THE threat of nuclear weapons being used is “more probable” due to the unpredictability of North Korea, the former US chairman of the joint chief of staff has warned. Retired Admiral Mike Mullen said the United States’ increasingly volatile relationship with the hermit nation and its unpredictability increased the likelihood dictator Kim Jong-un would use … Continue reading World War 3: North Korea nuclear threat MORE PROBABLE than EVER, ex-US defence head warns

Cassini Image Mosaic: Saturn

After more than 13 years at Saturn, and with its fate sealed, NASA's Cassini spacecraft bid farewell to the Saturnian system by firing the shutters of its wide-angle camera and capturing this last, full mosaic of Saturn and its rings two days before the spacecraft's dramatic plunge into the planet's atmosphere. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute In … Continue reading Cassini Image Mosaic: Saturn

Islamabad protests: Pakistan’s army says it is ready to help!

Pakistan's army says it is "fully ready" to assist the government in dispersing Islamist protesters blocking a highway in Islamabad. The government asked the military to help restore order after police failed to disperse demonstrations on Saturday. However, the military's statement appears to criticise the government's handling of the situation, saying police had not been … Continue reading Islamabad protests: Pakistan’s army says it is ready to help!

Bitcoin jumps above $8,700 to record high as largest US bitcoin exchange adds 100,000 users

Bitcoin climbs more than 6 percent to a record high of $8,725.13, according to CoinDesk. The largest bitcoin exchange in the U.S., Coinbase, added about 100,000 accounts around Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday, to a total of 13.1 million Friday, data shows. The gains come ahead of the expected launch of bitcoin futures in the second week … Continue reading Bitcoin jumps above $8,700 to record high as largest US bitcoin exchange adds 100,000 users

Echoes of the Weimar Republic as German politicians lose knack of coalition-building

Angela Merkel has struggled to form a coalition, as the rising influence of extreme parties in Germany transforms the political landscape. Danyal Bayaz has experienced many things during his first few weeks as a new MP, but boredom is not one of them. Two months after entering Germany’s parliament as a Green party candidate, Bayaz, … Continue reading Echoes of the Weimar Republic as German politicians lose knack of coalition-building