What Happened on 12 March 2015

Direct telephone links between Cuba and US re-established

A direct telephone link between Cuba and the US has been established for the first time since… Read More.

US: 'Intoxicated' Secret Service agents crash car into White House barricade

Another incident of misconduct by senior members of the elite Secret Service in charge of the US… Read More.

Mexico: Politician murdered in violence-hit Guerrero state

Aide Nava, a Mexican politician who was standing for mayoral elections in June in Guerrero state, has… Read More.

Hope to set up war crimes inquiry: Sri Lankan President

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has said that he hoped to set up an inquiry within one month into war… Read More.

Syrian civil war: 'Worst year' for civilians, says report

A report by aid agencies has alleged that the United Nations security council failed to implement resolutions to help and… Read More.

Russia: Nemtsov's daughter says Putin 'politically' to be blamed for murder

Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov’s daughter Zhanna Nemtsova has said that president Vladimir Putin was “politically” to be blamed for… Read More.

US shooting case: Ferguson police chief resigns after report reveals racial bias

Thomas Jackson, the police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, has resigned after a US government report alleged racial… Read More.

Santander and Deutsche Bank fail to clear 'stress tests'

Santander and Deutsche Bank failed a so-called "stress test" in the US, aimed at checking if lenders have the ability… Read More.

Major apparel brands accused of labor rights violations in Cambodia

Several major global apparel and fashion brands have been accused of labor abuse in Cambodia. Human Rights… Read More.

South Korea's central bank cuts lending rate to record low of 1.75%

The central bank of South Korea has cut the key lending rate to 1.75%, a record… Read More.

Bayern Munich thrash Shakhtar Donetsk 7-0, enter quarter-finals of Champions League

Bayern Munich crushed Shakhtar Donetsk 7-0 in their second-leg match to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Shakhtar made… Read More.

'Still Alice' director Richard Glatzer passes away

Richard Glatzer, the co-director of the 2014 film ‘Still Alice’, has died aged 63. He was suffering from ALS for… Read More.