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Joint Korea Winter Asian Games proposed

The report, a copy of which was seen by the Financial Times , did not clarify whether South Korea would host the annual Foal Eagle field training exercises, which involve soldiers on the ground and are particularly despised by the North.

Rick Gates is reportedly about to plead guilty to Robert Mueller

Trump-aligned voices on Capitol Hill and in the media, meanwhile, prominently including Fox News , continue to call for Mueller's head, and attacks on Mueller from inside the White House have proliferated. "Rick Gates is going to change his plea to ...

UK Not Looking For "Race To The Bottom" After Brexit, Davis Says

He said that "everything we are doing is aiming towards ensuring we meet every aspect" of the agreement. "Neither side should put up unnecessary barriers during this process", Davis will add. "We want to stay friends and allies, we want you to succee...

Russia Admits to 'Dozens' of Casualties in Syria Clashes

The Russian foreign ministry, which previously said that five Russian citizens were likely killed, today released a statement that "there are also several dozen of injured" in the attack. It said "there are Russian citizens in Syria who went ...

Activist refers MP to police over gun post

Mr Pennings said he'd added Mr Christensen's post to a complaint he filed on Thursday with Queensland police after receiving over 100 death threats online. Mr Goodenough did not agree with suggestions by Labor and the Greens that the Prime Minist...

Kvitova wins Doha final to return to top 10

The first set was horrendous from Kvitova, who hit just four winners alongside a scary amount of 15 unforced errors together with an additional four double-faults. It was Kvitova's 22nd career title and came two weeks after she triumphed in St. Pet...

Secret Service skirmish in Beijing over nuclear football

Trump. USA news website Axios said multiple sources confirmed an incident in which Chinese officials tried to block a military aide with the briefcase from following Trump into the Great Hall of the People, despite the aide being required to stay...

Hundreds pay their respects to Morgan Tsvangirai at funeral

Tsvangirai will be buried in his rural home of Buhera, in eastern Zimbabwe, on Tuesday. Tsvangirai, 65, founded the MDC in 1999. Mr Tsvangirai, who was battling cancer, died on February 15. The constitution says elections should be between July 23 ...

Turkey wants joint U.S. deployment in Syria's Manbij

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Turkish forces and their Syrian insurgent allies hit the village on Friday with shells. "We continue to have serious concerns about the detention of local employees of our mission in Turkey an...

Carnival probes security personnel's response to brawl in South Pacific cruise

The scene was nothing like the last time the family were seen in public. Video of the incidents surfaced online Monday, showing several security officers kicking passengers after they were down on the floor. "My mum had to drag me away from it all. T...

Kuwait invites Duterte to visit amid tensions

Demafelis's brother Joejet and sister Jessica burst into tears upon seeing the remains of their sister. Joanna's corpse was found stored in a freezer in an apartment in Kuwait , reportedly kept there for a year until its discovery. "We are on the ...

Christchurch declares state of emergency

The mayor then warned "we are expecting homes to be flooded", pushing civilians who are in low-lying spots to carry out an evacuation. More than 23,000 people were without power in Taranaki and Tasman districts and residents in Christchurch prepa...

Iran: 'Scattered Bodies' at Aseman Airlines Wreckage Site

An Iran Aseman ATR 72 (EP-ATS) has crashed near the Dena Mountain, south of Isfahan en-route from Tehran Mehrabad to Yasuj, Iran - the second fatal airline accident this early in 2018. According to data cited by the Flight Safety Foundation's aviat...

Trump jr. 'invites' Indian home-buyers

NEW DELHI - "Trump has arrived". An advertisement in newspapers on Sunday read, "Trump is here". Buyers who put down a deposit this week, according to an advertisement wrapped around the front page of the Hindustan Times this weekend, are promised a...

2000-year-old terra-cotta statue thumb stolen

Returning, Rohana used his cellphone as a flashlight as he stepped up onto a platform where a calvaryman stood, put his arm around the statue, then took a selfie with it. Mr Wu said the centre would be sending two experts to the United States to asse...

Syria: Assad's army massacres 71 near Damascus

The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as White Helmets, said the shelling and airstrikes killed 98 and that some people are still under the rubble. After days of relative calm, the government sent more than 260 rockets sailing onto Eastern Ghouta...

Turkey Denies Use of Chemicals in Syria's Afrin

Ankara considers the YPG to be an arm of the PKK , a banned group that has waged a decades-long insurgency in Turkey . Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has met with senior Turkish officials amid rising tensions between the tw...

Latvian media say central bank chief's office raided

In its statement, Kucinskis's office did not provide details about the case, but insisted that "there are no signs of a threat to the Latvian financial system". Rimsevics, 52, has led the Baltic nation's central bank since 2001 and has been a membe...

Former Playboy Playmate Details Alleged Affair With Donald Trump

According to The New Yorker , the nine-month relationship between Mr. Trump and Ms. McDougal ended quietly, but years later - during the 2016 presidential campaign - she sold her story. "At this point I feel I can't talk about anything without getti...

Dog Food Withdrawn from Store Shelves Over Concerns About Euthanasia Drug Contamination

The drug is used to euthanize animals. Renderers take the bodies from farms, animal shelters and other facilities. One somewhat stomach-churning possibility being bandied about: animals that were put down somehow ended up in the pet food.

Barnaby Joyce should resign: Newspoll

Joyce confirmed former staffer Vikki Campion is his now partner. The nation's two most senior lawmakers talked for more than an hour in Sydney yesterday and agreed they need to work better together in the future. Joyce warned that any pressure on t...

Mexico natural disaster: 7.2 magnitude tremor rocks capital as buildings shake

A state government official said the chopper crashed into a group of people who had been spending the night outside after a powerful 7.2 magnitude natural disaster hit the area Friday in the early evening. A state government official who was not auth...

Florida school shooter 'could plead guilty to avoid the death penalty'

Interested in Gun Control? Similar guns have been used in many mass shootings, including in Las Vegas previous year and Orlando in 2016. So here's the time we're going to talk about gun control: March 24th we have the March for Our Lives, which you ...

Poland defends PM's Holocaust remark

Less than a day after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki claimed that "there were Jewish perpetrators" in the Holocaust, the Polish embassy in Tel Aviv was vandalized with deformed swastikas and anti-Polish slurs. Dialogue on these hard chapter...

Fire put out in Jokhang Temple in China's Tibet

Robert Barnett, a London-based expert on contemporary Tibet, told the Guardian that the fire wasn't reported by China's official news media for nearly four hours " even though you could see it from miles away across the whole city ". There were n...

Plane Crash in Iran Kills 66 in Foggy, Mountainous Area

Airline spokesman Mohammad Taghi Tabatabai told state TV that the plane crashed into Mount Dena, which is about 440-meters high, and that all on board the flight were killed in the accident. An Iranian news website said the plane had recently rejoi...

Israel will act against Iran, proxies if necessary: Netanyahu

Israel said it shot down the drone on 10 February after it entered the country from Syria . Among Israel's main concerns is Lebanon , where the heavily-armed Iran-backed Shi'ite militia Hezbollah is part of a coalition government. "This is a very...

Russian church shooting leaves 4 dead

Five people have been killed after gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on worshippers leaving a church service in Russia's Dagestan region. The injured include two members of local security services and two civilians, also women, the Interfax ...

22 killed in multiple bomb blast in Borno

Chukwu disclosed. "There were a lot of people doing last-minute shopping when the suicide bombers hit the market", Bana was quoted by various media outlets as saying. But suicide attacks and raids persist, with civilians in hard-to-reach rural area...

Anfernee McLemore shares positive news after horrific injury

Next up for Auburn is a home matchup against Alabama Wednesday night. Depth was already an issue for Auburn , which makes the loss of McLemore for potentially the rest of Saturday's game and beyond all the more concerning. Instead, the Gamecocks...

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Erdogan vows to defy U.S. 'threats' after currency crash

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is appealing for calm as the country's currency plunges, urging people to change foreign money into local lira . The White House said he...

Erdogan says US 'wrong' to threaten Turkey after Trump doubles tariffs

A meeting between senior diplomats from the two countries on Wednesday in Washington did not produce significant progress to ease tensions over the trial of United States pastor...

Imran Khan's PTI, opposition parties struggle to consolidate their position in parliament

Imran Khan will take the oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on August 18, a senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader said on Friday. Former Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ay...

Turkey’s Erdogan stands by opposition to high interest rates

The central bank has over the last weeks defied calls from markets for rate hikes to combat these problems, raising fears of interference from Mr Erdogan, who has repeatedly called...

One year after Charlottesville rally, Trump says he condemns all racism

The declarations enable law enforcement to access state resources, including the National Guard, if unrest breaks out at events in and around Charlottesville and outside Washing...

Taliban storms Afghanistan’s Ghazni, seizes control of parts of city

Forces Afghanistan tweet said. Inside Ghazni city, residents were staying indoors making independent verification of the different claims impossible. Martin O'Donnell, spokes...

Turkey Fallout May Also Hit Indian Markets

Trump said Friday on Twitter that he authorized a new 20 percent tariff on aluminum and 50 percent tariff on steel from Turkey. "Their currency, the Turkish lira, sl...

NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

Scientists hope to shed light on the workings of our closest star - including the dynamics of the solar wind of electrically charged particles, and the reason why the sun's outer...

Judge halts deportation, threatens AG with contempt

The Trump administration's immigration policies are drawing more fire with this week's lawsuit filed by the ACLU, challenging a move by Attorney General Sessions to deny as...

Campers flee from raging French floods

About 750 people in all were evacuated in Gard, mainly from campsites, a top district official, Thierry Dousset, told France's BFM-TV news channel. "We just have what we're wea...

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Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

White nationalists exchange volleys of pepper spray with counterprotesters as they enter Lee Park during the Unite the Right rally on August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. "...

Colbert: Trump's proposed Space Force inspired by Buzz Lightyear

Colbert: Trump's proposed Space Force inspired by Buzz Lightyear

Pence cited new threats the USA faces in space, particularly from Russian Federation and China . Officials plan to create a Space Operations Force - an "elite group of war...

Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Senators voted by 38 to 31 to reject the bill that would have liberalised the law. The bill was passed by Congress's lower house in June by the narrowest of margins. "Today...

Zimbabwe opposition lodges appeal against election result

Zimbabwe opposition lodges appeal against election result

Advocate Mpofu said the applicant has enough evidence including alleged statistical misrepresentations by the elections administration body, ZEC and other factors that included an ...

Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-Election Campaign After Indictment

Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-Election Campaign After Indictment

At one point, you could hear Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers chiming in. If President Donald Trump is going to fire special counsel Robert Mueller that also has to happen afte...

Maryland, DC Prepare For Unite The Right Rally

Maryland, DC Prepare For Unite The Right Rally

That's what happened previous year at the original "Unite the Right" rally and at a July 2017 Ku Klux Klan gathering in Charlottesville, where Klansmen were outnumbered 20-to-1. T...

Evacuations still in place as fire grows overnight

Evacuations still in place as fire grows overnight

That's an assessment climate scientists and fire ecologists agree with, as NPR's Kirk Siegler reports : "People should not take solace that this is the worst it's going to get". '...

Trump imposes higher tariffs on Turkey, sending lira crashing

Trump imposes higher tariffs on Turkey, sending lira crashing

Hesse said that European banks could suffer losses if they loaned money in Turkey or owned Turkish banks but that the possible losses were not large enough to trigger a eurozone ba...

New quake rocks Indonesia, toll in previous one reaches 259

New quake rocks Indonesia, toll in previous one reaches 259

Rescue workers look for survivors of Sunday's natural disaster on the Indonesian island of Lombok. Thousands of tourists visiting Lombok - as well as the nearby Gili Islands and...