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Washington-Seoul joint military drill suspended

Defense Ministry spokesperson Choi Hyun-soo told a regular press briefing that the maritime drills are a regularly-held one to defend Dokdo, which is a territory of South Korea, from invasion of external forces. The spring maneuvers - actually two ov...

Musk says Tesla hit by ‘extensive and damaging sabotage’ by employee

A company spokeswoman did not respond to requests for comment. In an email to Tesla employees Friday night, Musk congratulated them on manufacturing progress, yet indicated that "radical improvements are still needed" over the next couple of weeks if...

Sepp Blatter backs Ireland and the UK to host 2030 World Cup

Former FIFA president Joseph Blatter will visit the World Cup in Russian Federation at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin to attend Portugal v Morocco match on Wednesday. "I think that England or Ireland deserve to organise the World ...

Dozens missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia’s Lake Toba

An estimated 18 people had been rescued and one passenger was confirmed dead after the ferry sank on Monday evening. Relatives cry while waiting for news on missing family members who were on a ferry that sank yesterday in Lake Toba, at Tigaras Por...

U.S. withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

Eighteen rights groups including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International wrote to United Nations member-states in May to express concern that a proposed USA draft resolution at the General Assembly could weaken the rights council. "It's somethin...

Trump huddles with Republicans as backlash over family separations intensifies

President Trump journeyed to Capitol Hill this evening to meet with House Republican legislators behind closed doors in advance of this week's votes on GOP compromise immigration bills , amid growing discontent over the administration's policy ...

Maddow breaks down reading AP story on 'tender age' shelters

During The Rachel Maddow Show on Tuesday evening, Maddow broke down while reading an Associated Press report on southern US border shelters that are detaining children under the age of 13 after they are separated from their parents. 'If nothing e...

Corey Lewandowski mocks child with Down syndrome taken from mom at border

Lewandowski, a former Trump campaign manager and frequent TV commentator, interjected by saying "womp, womp", as he rolled his eyes. Lewandowski then interrupted him with a "Womp womp". These tone-deaf comments come in the face of unsettling audio ...

One person confirmed dead as van ploughs into crowd at PinkPop festival

Following the incident, a police statement said the van drove away from the scene and was being sought. The incident casts a shadow on what had otherwise been a successful edition of Pinkpop, which is the longest continuously running rock/pop festi...

Taliban Rules Out Extension Of Afghanistan Eid Festival Ceasefire

And over the past few days, Afghan journalists, students and diplomats have reported unusual scenes of peace between Taliban members and Afghan forces and civilians. The Taliban have steadily expanded their presence in recent years, seizing a number ...

Trump administration wants Congress to fix immigration loophole, White House says

The President did not specifically endorse compromise legislation crafted by Republicans in the House or spend much time laying out his directives on what he needs to end his self-created crisis of family separation at the U.S. Mr Cruz's bill would...

Sessions: harsh migrant policy aims to end 'lawlessness'

The Department of Homeland Security reported Friday that 1,995 minors traveling with 1,940 adults who said they were the children's guardians have been separated under the administration's zero-tolerance deterrence policy between April 19 through M...

Trump, U.S. Republicans to meet amid furor over immigrant children

Mr Trump said his daughter, Ivanka, had told him the situation with the families looks bad, one politician said. It requires the government to release rather than detain children caught trying to enter the US and exempts them from an immediate ...

Government defeated heavily in Lords on ‘meaningful’ Brexit vote

Instead back-bench MP and pro-EU politician Dominic Grieve insisted that a meaningful vote in parliament on a Brexit deal may help avoid a crisis moment. The argument centers on whether Britain should be able to leave the European Union with ...

5 dead after SUV carrying 14 people chased by Border Patrol crashes

A auto chase between border patrol vehicles and an SUV carrying 14 people resulted in a auto crash in Big Wells, Texas on Sunday. A pursuit in Texas near the Mexican border turned deadly when an SUV carrying 13 people crashed at high speed on Sun...

Tariff hike: India proposes to raise customs duty on 30 US products

India said last month that its proposed tariffs on United States goods would take effect by June 21. " India reserves its right to further suspend substantially equivalent concessions and other obligations based on the trade impact resulting from t...

BJP ends alliance with PDP in JK

Mufti said that her party would continue to seek dialogue and reconciliation in the state. January 8, 2016: Governor's rule imposed again as PDP-BJP fail to come to an arrangement for continuing the alliance. It was amidst this scenario eight mon...

Senate votes to legalize pot

The debate underway on this major social policy change has been ongoing in the Senate since Tuesday afternoon, after several months of intensive study. Senators last week approved nearly four dozen amendments to C-45. Peter Harder, the Government R...

Trump sets tariffs on $50 bln in Chinese goods; Beijing strikes back

U.S. President Donald Trump said he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports yesterday, and the smoldering trade war between the world's two largest economies showed signs of igniting as Beijing immediately vowed t...

French, German Leaders Urge 'European Response' To Migrant Crisis

The question of how many migrants the bloc can absorb came back to the fore strongly when last week Italy and Malta both turned back a rescue vessel carrying 630 refugees , which was eventually accepted by Spain. "It's painful for me to have to te...

Israel strikes Hamas targets in bid to deter burning kites

The balloons and kites were created to set forests and fields on fire. "The Hamas terror organization is responsible for everything that happens in and from the Gaza Strip, and it will suffer the consequences". On Sunday, another 17 fires were ignite...

'Cesspool of bias': USA withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric declined to comment until a US decision was announced, but added: "The Secretary-General is a strong believer in the human rights architecture of the U.N. "The human rights council has become an exercise in...

Trump defiant as outrage over family separations grows

We do not want adults to bring children into this country unlawfully, either, placing those children at risk. The recording was released by investigative USA media outlet ProPublica on Monday, and was said to have been made from inside a United...

China Warns US of 'Countermeasures' Against Possible New Tariffs

Its study says that uncertainty acts like a non-tariff barrier to impede trade and investment by encouraging American companies to move factories back to the USA and reduce incentives for U.S. Trade Representative to consider $200 billion in additi...

Trump campaign manager calls for Sessions to be fired

Meanwhile, their children are taken away to separate holding facilities, to be reunited sometime later. President Trump's 2020 campaign manager called Tuesday for Trump to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and end Special Counsel Robert Mueller...

Saudi-Led Forces Reportedly Seize Airport of Yemen’s Hudaydah

The U.N. special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is due to arrive in Sanaa on Saturday. Military and medical sources told Efe news that more than 300 personnel belonging to both the Houthis and Yemeni forces were killed in the last two days of th...

Homeland Security chief says no apology for separating families

Democrats in the US House of Representatives will introduce legislation this week aimed at stopping separations, mirroring a similar Senate bill sponsored by Democrat Dianne Feinstein. But the policy has drawn condemnation from medical professionals,...

Won't sign 'moderate' immigration bill in GOP setback

The provision is included in a "discussion draft" of broader GOP legislation aimed at striking a compromise between conservative and moderate Republicans on immigration by balancing relief for young undocumented immigrants, billions of dollars for ...

'Shooter! Get out!': Tumwater spree leaves suspected gunman dead and 2 wounded

Another woman who was shopping with her children told the network that they all fled the shop and hid behind a parked auto. "The male suspect was fatally shot by one of the armed civilians", the police said as they continued to investigate.

Hezbollah, pro-Assad Shi’ites killed in airstrike on Syrian-Iraqi border

It said several people were killed and wounded but did not give a specific number or their nationalities. The Syrian government has repeatedly denounced the attacks of the Western Coalition forces, led by the United States, against the civilian pop...

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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...

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

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

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...

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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...

Man steals aircraft from Seattle airport, fighter jet scrambled

Man steals aircraft from Seattle airport, fighter jet scrambled

Flights out of Sea-Tac, the largest commercial airport in the Pacific Northwest, were temporarily grounded during the drama. Horizon Air is part of Alaska Air Group and flies sho...

Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer Win Michigan Gubernatorial Primary Races

Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer Win Michigan Gubernatorial Primary Races

Whitmer, a former legislative leader, defeated chemical-testing businessman Shri Thanedar and ex-Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed in Tuesday's primary. Gretchen Driskell for ...

Death toll touches 29, red alert in 8 districts

Death toll touches 29, red alert in 8 districts

Some visuals from flood-affected areas of the coastal state. The South-West monsoon has been vigorous over Kerala , resulting in heavy rains in various parts of the state for ...