See the worlds longest pedestrian suspension bridge

See the worlds longest pedestrian suspension bridge

Meet the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world right now. The newly opened bridge in Switzerland spans 1621 feet, and the highest point reaches 279 feet. Thats as high as a 26-story building. The bridge also offers hikers with views of the Alps including the Matterhorn, Weisshorn, and Bernese Alps. If you ever have a chance to walk the bridge, you may not want to look down. 17 days ago
Venezuelas Maduro blasts US sanctions on him as desperate and hateful

Venezuelas Maduro blasts US sanctions on him as desperate and hateful

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said US President Donald Trumps decision against him reflected the character of the emperor of the US. The unpopular socialist leaders comments came after the US Department of the Treasury slapped sanctions on Maduro earlier on Monday (31 July).The sanctions came in response to the controversial election that took place in the South American country a day earlier, which the US government called a sham. 17 days ago
Reince Priebus pushed out as the White House chief of staff, replaced by John Kelly

Reince Priebus pushed out as the White House chief of staff, replaced by John Kelly

Reince Priebus pushed out as the White House chief of staff. Priebus recently came under fire after he fiercely opposed the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as communication director. Scaramucci fired back by calling Priebus a leaker and dared him to deny so. President Trump announced on Twitter that secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly will replace Priebus. 20 days ago
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lambasts Donald Trump, calls for state of emergency

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lambasts Donald Trump, calls for state of emergency

President Nicolas Maduro lambasted President Donald Trump on Sunday (30 July) as elections were held in Venezuela. He criticised Washington for calling a vote on a constituent assembly with powers to change the constitution a sham. The Trump administration called the election a step toward dictatorship and Washington has touted another round of sanctions against Caracas to drum up pressure. But a defiant Maduro spoke to the nation, stating that he does not care what Trump thinks of the election. The Venezuelan opposition has criticised the vote which it sees as a means to cement Maduros power in the divided OPEC nation, which is reeling from food shortages, a flailing economy and rampant crime. One of Maduro;s fiercest critics comes from within the ranks of his Socialist Party, dissident state prosecutor Luisa Ortega. She has criticised Maduro for heavy-handed tactics against protesters and criticised the vote for a constituent assembly, fearing its ramifications for democracy. Speaking after the vote, Maduro called on the new assembly to consider restructuring of Ortegas Attorney General department and to declare a state of emergency over the country, where more than 120 people have been killed.A host of other nations such as Argentina, Colombia and Spain have also declared they will not recognise the results of Venezuelas constituent assembly election. 18 days ago
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lambasts Donald Trump, calls for state of emergency

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lambasts Donald Trump, calls for state of emergency

President Nicolas Maduro lambasted President Donald Trump on Sunday (30 July) as elections were held in Venezuela. He criticised Washington for calling a vote on a constituent assembly with powers to change the constitution a sham. The Trump administration called the election a step toward dictatorship and Washington has touted another round of sanctions against Caracas to drum up pressure. But a defiant Maduro spoke to the nation, stating that he does not care what Trump thinks of the election. The Venezuelan opposition has criticised the vote which it sees as a means to cement Maduros power in the divided OPEC nation, which is reeling from food shortages, a flailing economy and rampant crime. One of Maduro;s fiercest critics comes from within the ranks of his Socialist Party, dissident state prosecutor Luisa Ortega. She has criticised Maduro for heavy-handed tactics against protesters and criticised the vote for a constituent assembly, fearing its ramifications for democracy. Speaking after the vote, Maduro called on the new assembly to consider restructuring of Ortegas Attorney General department and to declare a state of emergency over the country, where more than 120 people have been killed.A host of other nations such as Argentina, Colombia and Spain have also declared they will not recognise the results of Venezuelas constituent assembly election. 18 days ago
US carries out successful THAAD missile defence test after reported North Korea threat

US carries out successful THAAD missile defence test after reported North Korea threat

The US Missile Defense Agency successfully conducted a test of the THAAD weapon system on 30 July, shooting down a medium-range missile launched by a US Air Force C-17 aircraft over the Pacific Ocean. The test was a result of North Korea announcing on 29 July, that it had carried out a similar test of a long-range ballistic missile capable of hitting the US mainland. 18 days ago