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Philip Roth: Portnoy’s Complaint author dies aged 85

One of the great American authors, Philip Roth, has died aged 85. The Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker International Prize-winning novelist’s work drew its inspiration from Jewish family life, sex and American ideals. His works included American Pastoral, I Married a Communist and Portnoy’s Complaint. The New York …

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Iran sanctions: Zarif condemns Pompeo announcement

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has condemned the US for vowing to impose what it said would be the « strongest sanctions in history » on his country. Measures outlined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, he said, showed the US was a prisoner of its « failed policies » and it would suffer …

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More than 100 killed in Cuba plane crash, state media reports

More than 100 people are believed dead Friday after a Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 crashed on takeoff from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport, according to Cuba’s state-run media. Three female passengers are in critical condition after surviving the crash into thick vegetation just miles from the runway, the state-run …

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