Author: BakChiZai

Hawaiian Airlines jet flies in circles for hours, returns to Los Angeles three times for three separate problems

What was supposed to be a non-stop journey from Los Angeles to Maui, Hawaii, turned into a dizzying nightmare after the plane turned back three times before the flight was ultimately cancelled. Hawaiian Airlines Flight 33, headed to Maui’s Kahului Airport, took off twice Friday, each time landing back at Los Angeles International Airport after…

Hawaiian Airlines jet flies in circles for hours, returns to Los Angeles three times for three separate problems

What was supposed to be a non-stop journey from Los Angeles to Maui, Hawaii, turned into a dizzying nightmare after the plane turned back three times before the flight was ultimately cancelled. Hawaiian Airlines Flight 33, headed to Maui’s Kahului Airport, took off twice Friday, each time landing back at Los Angeles International Airport after…

Venezuela crisis: embattled President Nicolas Maduro warns of White House ‘stained with blood’ as Donald Trump says US military action an option

Venezuela’s embattled leader, Nicolas Maduro has warned US President Donald Trump he will leave the White House “stained with blood” if he insists on pursuing what he called a “dirty” imperialist conspiracy to overthrow him. “Stop. Stop, Trump! Hold it right there! You are making mistakes that will leave your hands covered in blood and…

C.Y. Lee, Chinese-born author of bestselling novel ‘The Flower Drum Song’, dies at age 102

C.Y. Lee, a Chinese-born author whose bestselling 1957 novel The Flower Drum Song explored conflict among first and second-generation immigrants in San Francisco’s Chinatown, provided the source material for two Broadway productions 43 years apart and sparked a cultural debate about Asian stereotypes, died November 8 at his daughter’s home in Los Angeles. He was…

C.Y. Lee, Chinese-born author of bestselling novel ‘The Flower Drum Song’, dies at age 102

C.Y. Lee, a Chinese-born author whose bestselling 1957 novel The Flower Drum Song explored conflict among first and second-generation immigrants in San Francisco’s Chinatown, provided the source material for two Broadway productions 43 years apart and sparked a cultural debate about Asian stereotypes, died November 8 at his daughter’s home in Los Angeles. He was…

Germany could face budget deficits for years to come, Bild newspaper claims, citing government document

Germany faces a €25 billion (US$29 billion) budget shortfall by 2023, unless it tightens spending, as tax revenues are set to fall and public sector wages are on the rise, Bild newspaper reported, citing an internal government document. The prospect of budget deficits would represent a dramatic deterioration in the finances of Europe’s biggest economy,…

Pentagon to deploy 3,750 US forces to border with Mexico

The Pentagon is sending 3,750 US forces to the southwest border with Mexico for three months to provide additional support to border agents, the Department of Defence said on Sunday. The deployment will raise the total number of active-duty forces supporting Customs and Border Protection agents there to approximately 4,350, it said. The additional units…

Pentagon to deploy 3,750 US forces to border with Mexico

The Pentagon is sending 3,750 US forces to the southwest border with Mexico for three months to provide additional support to border agents, the Department of Defence said on Sunday. The deployment will raise the total number of active-duty forces supporting Customs and Border Protection agents there to approximately 4,350, it said. The additional units…

European nations set to recognise Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s leader

The UK, France, Germany and other European countries are expected to recognise Juan Guaido as interim president of Venezuela on Monday if the current president, Nicolas Maduro, has not set a date for fresh elections by then. EU leaders, including the Austrian chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, started expressing their support for Guaido before the midnight deadline…

World’s biggest drug lord ‘El Chapo’ had sex with underage girls he called his ‘vitamins’, witness claims in salacious court papers

Newly unsealed documents about notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman contain claims by witnesses that he had sex with minors he called “vitamins,” a disturbing allegation coming just as a jury is about to start deliberating in his US drug-trafficking case. According to papers made public late Friday, a key government cooperator told…