Category: World

Meruelo Group receives approval for SLS acquisition – Gambling Insider

A multi-million dollar acquisition of the ailing SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino by gaming and media company The Meruelo Group has been approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission. During hearings late on Thursday, Meruelo Group Principal Alex Meruelo unveiled his plans to revitalise and promote the SLS hotel as a must stay destination on…

Catalans declare independence as Madrid imposes direct rule

Catalonia has officially announced its independence from Spain after its regional parliament voted “yes”. The Spanish parliament has approved direct rule over the region. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had told senators direct rule was needed to return “law, democracy and stability” to Catalonia. The crisis began earlier this month when Catalonia held a controversial…

Hurricane Irma tears through the Caribbean region, heads for Florida

Hurricane Irma has passed through the Caribbean region, causing massive damage in Cuba, Barbados, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands and is now heading towards Florida and Georgia. Irma has now been downgraded to a Category 4, but remains extremely powerful, blowing sustained winds of 155mph, according to the US National Hurricane Center. Irma has caused inflicted 1.2…

North Korea tests a hydrogen bomb 8 times more powerful than Hiroshima

Western analysts believe North Korea carried out its most powerful nuclear test ever by detonating an advanced hydrogen bomb small enough to be fitted on a ballistic missile. The bomb used in the country’s sixth-ever nuclear test sent tremors across the region that were 10 times more powerful than Pyongyang’s previous test a year ago,…

Lithuania builds fences along its border with Russia

Lithuania has decided to erect a fence along its border with Russia due to recent events which threaten to jeopardize its integrity and security. While the 45-km-long (30 mile) fence will provide little defense against a full-scale attack, it aims to prevent provocations and incidents, Lithuanian Interior Minister Eimutis Misiunas said on Monday. “In order…